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116th Congress }                                           { Report

  1st Session  }              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES	   { 116-122   

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  FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2020

                                _______
                                

 June 19, 2019.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Quigley of Illinois, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 3351]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for financial services and general government 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

_______________________________________________________________________


                                                            Page Number

                                                            Bill Report
Title I--Department of the Treasury........................     2
                                                                      9
Title II--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
    Appropriated to the President..........................    30
                                                                     28
Title III--The Judiciary...................................    46
                                                                     38
Title IV--District of Columbia.............................    56
                                                                     43
Title V--Independent Agencies..............................    67
                                                                     48
        Administrative Conference of the United States.....    67
                                                                     48
        Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...............
                                                                     48
        Consumer Product Safety Commission.................    67
                                                                     49
        Election Assistance Commission.....................    69
                                                                     50
        Federal Communications Commission..................    72
                                                                     52
        Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation--Office of 
            the Inspector General..........................    73
                                                                     55
        Federal Election Commission........................    74
                                                                     56
        Federal Labor Relations Authority..................    74
                                                                     56
        Federal Trade Commission...........................    75
                                                                     57
        General Services Administration....................    85
                                                                     58
        Merit Systems Protection Board.....................    88
                                                                     72
        National Archives and Records Administration.......    90
                                                                     72
        National Credit Union Administration...............    92
                                                                     74
        Office of Government Ethics........................    92
                                                                     75
        Office of Personnel Management.....................    92
                                                                     75
        Office of Special Counsel..........................    95
                                                                     80
        Postal Regulatory Commission.......................    96
                                                                     80
        Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board........    96
                                                                     80
        Public Buildings Reform Board......................
                                                                     81
        Securities and Exchange Commission.................    97
                                                                     81
        Selective Service System...........................    99
                                                                     84
        Small Business Administration......................   100
                                                                     85
        United States Postal Service.......................   105
                                                                     89
        United States Tax Court............................   107
                                                                     92
Title VI--General Provisions--This Act.....................   108
                                                                     93
Title VII--General Provisions--Government-wide: 
    Departments,
        Agencies, and Corporations.........................   125
                                                                     96
Title VIII--General Provisions--District of Columbia.......   167
                                                                     99
House of Representatives Report Requirements...............
                                                                    100
Minority Views.............................................
                                                                    164

                Summary of Estimates and Appropriations

    The following table compares on a summary basis the 
appropriations, including trust funds, for fiscal year 2019, 
the budget request for fiscal year 2020, and the Committee 
recommendation for fiscal year 2020 in the accompanying bill.

                                 SUMMARY TABLE--AMOUNTS IN NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY
                                 [Discretionary Funding in Thousands of Dollars]
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                                                        Fiscal Year                    Committee compared to
                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Title                        2019         2020         2020
                                             Enacted       Budget     Committee    2019  Enacted   2020  Budget
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Title I--Department of the Treasury......  $12,761,312  $13,070,771  $13,555,177        +793,865        +484,406
Title II--Executive Office of the              738,835      330,422      741,772          +2,937        +411,350
 President and Funds Appropriated to the
 President...............................
Title III--The Judiciary.................    7,252,953    7,624,628    7,511,302        +258,349        -113,326
Title IV--District of Columbia...........      725,631      716,540      741,271         +15,640         +24,731
Title V--Other Independent Agencies......    1,991,269    2,820,744    2,418,847        +427,578        -401,897
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*Total includes Program Integrity Cap Adjustment.

                              Introduction

    The Committee recommends a total of $24,550,000,000 in new 
discretionary budget authority for fiscal year 2020. The 
recommendation is $1,395,000,000 above the comparable fiscal 
year 2019 enacted level and $355,466,000 above the fiscal year 
2020 request. Within the total, defense funding accounts for 
$32,000,000, which is $1,000,000 above the amount appropriated 
in fiscal year 2019 and $1,500,000 below the budget request. 
Total non-defense funding is $24,518,000,000 which is 
$1,126,000,000 above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 
2019 and $356,966,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee report refers to certain organizations, 
offices, and institutions as follows: the Government 
Accountability Office as GAO; the General Services 
Administration as GSA; the Internal Revenue Service as IRS; the 
Office of Management and Budget as OMB; and the Office of 
Personnel Management as OPM. References to ``the Committee'' 
means the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives, unless otherwise noted. In addition, any 
reference to the ``budget request'' or ``the request'' should 
be interpreted to mean the Budget of the U.S. Government, 
Fiscal Year 2020, that was submitted to Congress on March 11, 
2019.

                         Highlights of the Bill

    The Financial Services and General Government bill has 
jurisdiction over a broad and varied range of government 
functions and services encompassing both the Executive and 
Judicial branches. These appropriations support the Department 
of the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President, Federal 
Payments to the District of Columbia, and the Federal 
Judiciary. The bill also provides resources for a long list of 
independent agencies and commissions, each of which serves the 
public with a distinct mission.
    Several of these diverse institutions of government, such 
as the General Services Administration, the Internal Revenue 
Service, and the National Archives and Records Administration, 
bear responsibility for basic but critical operations of the 
United States Government. Others serve public-facing functions 
such as protecting consumers from defective and dangerous 
products, ensuring that government officials are complying with 
ethics laws, assisting small businesses, and investing in 
distressed communities.
    Some of the most significant investments in the fiscal year 
2020 Committee recommendation include:
    Election Security.--The U.S. democratic process is under 
attack--and the country's patchwork of voting systems is 
woefully underprepared to withstand efforts by sophisticated 
nation-states to hack the election process and influence 
election outcomes. State and local election officials lack the 
necessary tools and funding to replace antiquated voting 
machines, secure voter registration databases and electronic 
pollbooks that are vulnerable to hackers, conduct cybersecurity 
training for election officials and poll workers, perform post-
election audits to validate election results, or implement 
other necessary efforts to ensure the integrity of the election 
process. The Committee recommends $600,000,000 for Election 
Security Grants to augment efforts by state and local election 
officials to improve the security of elections for Federal 
office. The recommendation also includes $16,171,000 for the 
Election Assistance Commission, an increase of $6,971,000 above 
fiscal year 2019, to ensure the agency is appropriately 
resourced to execute its vital mission to assist states in the 
administration of Federal elections.
    Combating Financial Crime and Countering the Financing of 
Terrorism.--The Committee strongly supports the critical work 
performed by the Department of the Treasury in combating 
terrorist financing and money laundering and recommends robust 
funding increases to improve and expand the Department's 
capabilities to detect and deter financial crimes. The 
recommendation includes $167,712,000 for the Office of 
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, an increase of $8,712,000 
above fiscal year 2019. It also provides $124,700,000 for the 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, an increase of $6,900,000 
above fiscal year 2019. These resources will enhance the 
Department's collection and analysis of intelligence and 
financial information that can be used by law enforcement to 
investigate financial crimes and money laundering.
    Small Businesses and Disadvantaged Communities.--The 
Committee understands that small businesses are the engine that 
drives this nation's economy and that small businesses are the 
largest job creators in the economy. One element critical to 
the ability of small businesses to flourish and grow is access 
to credit. The Small Business Administration (SBA) plays an 
important role in improving access to credit when the private 
market is not meeting the need. SBA programs provide this 
support through multiple programs including the 7(a) loan 
guaranty program, the 504/Certified Development Company (CDC) 
loan guaranty program, and the Microloan program. These loans 
enable small businesses to access loans for working capital, 
fixed assets, and other assistance to establish, operate, 
acquire, or expand a small business. The Committee recommends 
increasing the authorized level for the 7(a) program to 
$30,500,000,000 in fiscal year 2020, an increase of 
$500,000,000 above fiscal year 2019, and increasing the 
authorized level for the 504/CDC program to $8,000,000,000, an 
increase of $500,000,000 above fiscal year 2019. In addition, 
the recommendation supports a Microloan program level of 
$46,000,000, an increase of $7,000,000 above fiscal year 2019. 
Beyond access to capital, SBA also serves the small business 
community through its Entrepreneurial Development Programs 
(EDP), which provide training, counseling, technical 
assistance, and other non-credit support. The Committee 
recommendation includes $281,800,000 for EDPs for fiscal year 
2020, which is an increase of $34,100,000 above fiscal year 
2019.
    Low-income communities and distressed communities are 
particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing credit. 
The Committee strongly supports the Community Development 
Financial Institutions (CDFI) program as an effective mechanism 
for expanding the capacity of community development 
organizations to finance businesses, develop affordable 
housing, and underwrite locally-driven revitalization 
initiatives. The Committee recommends $300,000,000 to fund 
CDFI, representing an increase of $50,000,000 over fiscal year 
2019. The majority of this funding will support CDFI's core 
program, Financial and Technical Assistance Grants, and the 
remainder will support Native Initiatives, the Bank Enterprise 
Award Program, Healthy Food Financing Initiatives, and 
individuals with disabilities. In addition, the recommendation 
includes $10,000,000 to stand up a new initiative to increase 
the availability and affordability of small dollar loans.
    Protecting Consumers.--The Committee is concerned about 
ongoing consumer protection issues, including hidden and 
emerging product safety incidents, data security episodes, and 
instances of financial fraud. Consequently, the Committee 
recommendation provides significant additional resources to 
agencies responsible for overseeing product safety, fair 
competition, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and 
financial markets. The recommendation provides $135,500,000--a 
$8,500,000 increase over fiscal year 2019--for the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission to address chronic underfunding in 
recent years and to expand operational capabilities to match 
the safety challenges in an evolving marketplace. The Committee 
expects that these additional resources will also allow 
improved consumer education on hidden and emerging hazards, 
especially for toys and other products that pose a 
disproportionate risk for children.
    In addition, the Committee recommends $349,700,000--a 
$40,000,000 increase over fiscal year 2019--for the Federal 
Trade Commission (FTC). This additional funding will increase 
the FTC's capabilities both to monitor mergers and acquisitions 
that could reduce competition or lead to higher prices, and to 
take enforcement action against companies that fail to take 
reasonable steps to secure their customer data or that engage 
in other problematic trade practices. The Committee also 
increases protections for investors against predatory and 
unfair practices by financial companies and advisors. To that 
end, the recommendation includes $1,850,000,000--a $175,098,000 
increase over fiscal year 2019--for salaries and expenses of 
the Securities and Exchange Commission to increase enforcement 
actions related to securities and financial fraud, monitoring 
of major market participants, compliance examinations, and 
investor education activities.

                        Oversight and Management

    The Committee believes strongly in the need for careful 
oversight of government expenditure of taxpayer dollars and is 
committed to providing the necessary oversight to reduce waste, 
fraud, and inefficiency in the operations and programs funded 
by the Financial Services and General Government bill. To this 
end, the Committee recommendation takes care to ensure adequate 
resources for the Offices of Inspectors General (OIG) funded by 
this Act, each of which plays a critical role in monitoring the 
agencies under the jurisdiction of this bill.
    Additionally, language is included, where needed, directing 
agencies to provide spending plans, performance measurements, 
and workforce and project implementation plans to the Committee 
for review. The Committee intends to continue coordination with 
the Comptroller General of the United States, which offers 
expertise in reducing waste, fraud, and misuse of Federal 
funds.
    The Committee recommendation contains a new provision 
directing OMB to remind all Federal agencies of the compliance 
obligations detailed in the government-wide general provisions 
within title VII of this Act. It also includes a new 
requirement making apportionments of appropriations publicly 
available in a timely fashion.

              Reprogramming and Operating Plan Procedures

    Section 608 and section 738 of this Act detail department 
and agency responsibilities and procedures relating to 
reprogramming of funds between programs, projects, and 
activities. For fiscal year 2020, the Committee recommendation 
includes additional notification and approval requirements in 
section 608 to ensure appropriate Congressional oversight of 
funds. Each department and agency funded in this Act shall 
follow the directions set forth in this Act and its 
accompanying report and shall not reallocate resources or 
reorganize activities except as provided herein. The Committee 
expects that agencies or entities that fulfill the requirements 
of section 608 will also be in compliance with the requirements 
of section 738.
    Section 608 requires agencies and entities funded by this 
Act to notify the Committee for any reprogramming of funds that 
(1) creates a new program; (2) eliminates a program, project, 
or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel for any program, 
project, or activity for which funds have been denied or 
restricted by the Congress; (4) proposes to use funds directed 
for a specific activity by the Committee on Appropriations of 
either the House of Representatives or the Senate for a 
different purpose; (5) augments existing programs, projects, or 
activities in excess of $1,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is 
less, or increases the number of full-time employee equivalents 
by 10 percent or more; (6) reduces existing programs, projects, 
or activities by $1,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, 
or reduces the number of full-time employee equivalents by 10 
percent or more; (7) relocates an office or employees; or (8) 
creates, reorganizes, or restructures a branch, division, 
office, bureau, board, commission, agency, administration, or 
department different from the budget justifications submitted 
to the Committee or the tables in the report accompanying this 
Act, whichever is more detailed.
    Reprogramming procedures shall apply to funds provided in 
this bill, unobligated balances from previous appropriations 
Acts that are available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal 
year 2020, and non-appropriated resources such as fee 
collections that are used to meet program requirements in 
fiscal year 2020.
    Before any reprogramming, agencies and entities must engage 
in prior consultation with the Committee at least 60 days in 
advance and notify the Committee at least 30 days in advance. 
The notice must include, at minimum, a thorough justification 
for the reprogramming, the impact of the reprogramming on 
budget requirements for future fiscal years, and the impact of 
the reprogramming on carryover funding. These requirements also 
apply to significant reorganizations or restructurings of 
programs, projects, or activities, even if such a 
reorganization or restructuring does not involve reprogramming 
of funding. The Committee also expects prompt notification of 
any reprogramming that does not meet the above criteria but 
might have significant impacts on budgetary requirements for 
future fiscal years. As required by section 608, all 
reprogrammings meeting any of these criteria must be approved 
by the Committee.
    The Committee directs that for purposes of this report and 
the Act, the term ``prior consultation'' means a pre-decisional 
engagement between a relevant Federal agency and the Committee 
during which the Committee is provided a meaningful opportunity 
to provide facts and opinions to inform: (1) the use of funds; 
(2) the development, content, or conduct of a program or 
activity; or (3) a decision to be taken.
    Except in emergency situations, reprogramming requests 
should be submitted no later than June 28, 2020. Moreover, the 
Committee notes that when a Department or agency submits a 
reprogramming or transfer request to the Committees on 
Appropriations and does not receive identical responses from 
the House and Senate, it is the responsibility of the 
Department or agency to reconcile the House and Senate 
differences before proceeding and, if reconciliation is not 
possible, to consider the request to reprogram funds 
unapproved.
    The Committee further expects any agency or entity funded 
in this bill that plans a reduction-in-force to notify the 
Committee in writing at least 30 days in advance of the date of 
such planned personnel action.

                      Other Matters and Directives

    Reports.--The Committee stresses that all reports are 
required to be completed in compliance with the timeframe 
outlined for each respective directive. Furthermore, the 
Committee expects that the specifications and conditions 
associated with funding appropriated by this Act shall be 
accomplished in the manner as directed in the report.
    Budget Justifications.--Budget justifications are the 
primary tool used by the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations to evaluate the resource requirements and fiscal 
needs of agencies. The Committee is aware that the format and 
presentation of budget materials is largely left to the agency 
within presentation objectives set forth by OMB. In fact, OMB 
Circular A-11, part 1, specifically instructs agencies to 
consult with congressional committees beforehand. The Committee 
expects that all agencies funded under this Act will heed this 
directive.
    The Committee continues the direction that justifications 
submitted with the fiscal year 2021 budget request by agencies 
funded under this Act contain the customary level of detailed 
data and explanatory statements to support the appropriations 
requests at the level of detail contained in the funding table 
included at the end of this report. Among other items, agencies 
shall provide a detailed discussion of proposed new 
initiatives, proposed changes in the agency's financial plan 
from prior year enactment, detailed data on all programs, and 
comprehensive information on any office or agency 
restructurings. At a minimum, each agency must also provide 
adequate justification for funding and staffing changes for 
each individual office and materials that compare programs, 
projects, and activities that are proposed for fiscal year 2021 
to the fiscal year 2020 enacted levels.
    Customer Service Measures.--The Committee supports efforts 
to improve customer service in accordance with Executive Order 
13571, ``Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer 
Service'', and directs all agencies funded by this Act to 
develop standards to improve customer service and incorporate 
the standards into the performance plans required under title 
31 of the United States Code.
    Federal Advertising.--The Committee understands that, as 
the largest advertiser in the United States, the Federal 
government should work to ensure fair access to its advertising 
contracts for small disadvantaged businesses and businesses 
owned by minorities and women. As such, the Committee directs 
each of the agencies funded by this Act to include the 
following information in its fiscal year 2021 budget 
justification: expenditures for fiscal year 2019 and expected 
expenditures for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, respectively, for 
(1) all contracts for advertising services, and (2) contracts 
for the advertising services of all Small Business 
Administration-recognized socioeconomic subcategory-certified 
small businesses, as defined in the Small Business Act, and all 
minority-owned businesses.
    Performance Measures.--The Committee directs each of the 
agencies funded by this Act to comply with title 31 of the 
United States Code, including the development of their 
organizational priority goals and outcomes such as performance 
outcome measures, output measures, efficiency measures, and 
customer service measures.
    Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency.--The 
Committee notes the importance of ensuring access to Federal 
services and programs for all persons with limited English 
proficiency. Therefore, the Committee directs agencies and 
programs funded in this Act to comply fully with the 
requirements of Executive Order 13166, ``Improving Access to 
Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency,'' and on 
an ongoing basis, review and improve their efforts to provide 
meaningful access to the programs, services, and information 
they provide.
    Grant Training Practices.--In its 2018 report, Actions 
Needed to Ensure Staff Have Skills to Administer and Oversee 
Federal Grants, GAO found that many agencies vary in following 
best practices in training approaches for their grants training 
programs. The Committee directs each department and agency with 
grants specialists to establish a process to monitor and 
evaluate grants training at a centralized level and expects 
that such agencies will work toward implementation of the 
recommendations contained in GAO-18-491. The Committee requests 
that GAO provide a briefing to the Committee on progress made 
to implement these processes within 90 days of enactment of 
this Act.
    Drinking Water.--The Committee notes that not every Federal 
agency provides complimentary filtered drinking water for 
employees and urges Federal agencies to explore options for 
ensuring access to filtered drinking water.
    Impoundment of Resources.--The Committee notes and agrees 
with GAO decision B-330330, issued on December 10, 2018, 
regarding the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (ICA). In that 
decision, GAO concluded that ``the ICA does not permit the 
withholding of funds through their date of expiration'' and 
that ``under the Constitution, the President must take care to 
execute the appropriations that Congress has enacted.'' The 
Committee further notes GAO's observation in that decision that 
an ``appropriation is a law like any other; therefore, unless 
Congress has enacted a law providing otherwise, the President 
must take care to ensure that appropriations are prudently 
obligated during their period of availability.''
    The Committee recommendation expands upon the existing 
requirements under the ICA to make budget authority prudently 
available for obligation with new language in section 750. This 
new provision requires that budget authority proposed for 
rescission or deferral pursuant to sections 1012 or 1013 of the 
ICA be made available, not just in time to be prudently 
obligated (as is required under the ICA), but no later than 60 
calendar days before such budget authority would expire. This 
requirement applies to the current period of availability of 
budget authority proposed for rescission or deferral under the 
ICA procedures, as well as the initial period of availability 
of such budget authority. Withholding budget authority with a 
fixed period of availability through its expiration would not 
just violate the ICA but would violate the requirements of this 
new provision as well. In furtherance of this requirement, the 
Committee recommendation requires that GAO report on the 
Administration's compliance with section 750, and that the 
President provide such information to GAO as the Comptroller 
General determines is necessary to complete that report.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


                          Departmental Offices


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $214,576,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       235,973,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       224,373,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +9,797,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................       -11,600,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $224,373,000 for Departmental 
Offices, Salaries and Expenses. The recommendation does not 
include the requested increases for additional personnel to 
implement Executive Order 12866, ``Reducing Regulation and 
Controlling Regulatory Costs'', or for additional Domestic 
Finance staff to support Administration priorities.
    Financial Transactions.--The Committee encourages the 
Department of the Treasury (the Department) to work with 
Federal bank regulators, financial institutions, and money 
service businesses to ensure that legitimate financial 
transactions move freely and globally. The Committee is 
frustrated that the Department has failed to report on its 
efforts to ensure the appropriate flow of legitimate financial 
transactions, and awaits the report directed in House Report 
115-792.
    Puerto Rico.--Within 90 days of the date of enactment of 
this Act, the Department is directed to submit a report to the 
Committee describing how the Department has used its authority 
to provide technical assistance to Puerto Rico in fiscal year 
2019 and how the Department plans to use its authority in 
fiscal year 2020.
    Controlled Foreign Corporations.--The Committee directs the 
Department to submit a report within 90 days of the enactment 
of this Act detailing the amounts of taxes avoided by companies 
that establish and operate controlled foreign corporations in 
Puerto Rico during the past five years, as well as the amount 
of territorial and local taxes paid, the amount of sales per 
year, and the number of jobs created on the island.
    Cybersecurity.--The President's budget requested an 
increase in funding for the Office of Critical Infrastructure 
Protection (OCIP) of nearly 140 percent. The Committee 
recognizes the need to protect the financial services sector 
and its customers from the devastating effects of cyberattacks 
and supports efforts by both industry and government to 
mitigate this threat. However, the Department has not 
adequately supported how the requested funding will further 
this goal. Therefore, prior to the obligation of any funds for 
this purpose, OCIP is directed to submit a report to the 
Committee on its collaborative efforts with the financial 
services sector to improve cybersecurity controls and 
safeguards; proposed ways to enhance these efforts, including a 
description of how these efforts will produce measurable 
improvements; and estimated costs for each discrete activity, 
including a proposed plan for the obligation of funds for each 
activity in fiscal year 2020.
    Cyber Fraud.--Cyber fraud and related cyber-enabled crimes 
pose a severe threat to the national security and the financial 
services sector of the United States. As a result of the unique 
nature of cybercrime, it is very difficult for law enforcement 
to respond to and prosecute cybercrime in a timely manner, 
leading to the existing low level of deterrence and a rapidly 
growing threat. The Committee determines that this status quo 
is unacceptable and that if left unchecked, cybercrime's 
effects on American Businesses will become more sever. The 
Committee directs the Department of the Treasury and its 
component agencies and bureaus to work with other relevant 
Federal Agencies, the private sector, and Congress to establish 
best practices for active cyber defense techniques to better 
defend American companies from cyberattack.
    Financial Literacy.--As the Department develops and 
implements initiatives to educate and empower consumers to make 
better informed financial decisions, the Committee directs the 
Department to work with the Financial Literacy and Education 
Commission (FLEC) to develop materials that effectively serve 
at-risk groups, such as communities of color and historically 
disadvantaged individuals. Further, the Committee encourages 
the Department to explore the degree to which existing Federal 
financial literacy programs benefit those individuals with low 
literacy skills and to develop measurable goals and objectives 
for the FLEC that address the needs of this population. 
Finally, the Committee urges the Department to explore 
opportunities to work with rural community-based adult and 
family literacy organizations to promote and implement future 
financial literacy initiatives.
    Consumer Payment Choice.--The Committee is aware of a 
growing trend by retailers to refuse to accept cash as a form 
of payment. Studies have shown this practice has a negative 
impact on underbanked, unbanked, and other populations 
including the elderly and rural populations, and 
disproportionate effects on wages, fees, and privacy. The 
Department is directed to examine its policies and regulations 
regarding a merchant's ability to refuse cash as a payment for 
goods and services and to brief the Committee within 90 days of 
the date of enactment of this Act on its findings.
    Qualified Opportunity Zones.--The Committee notes that 
Qualified Opportunity Zones (administered under Internal 
Revenue Code 1400Z-1 and 1400Z-2) were created to incentivize 
greater private-sector investments in rural and economically 
distressed communities. The Committee urges the Department and 
the Small Business Administration to work together to develop a 
strategy to identify resources to support greater investment in 
communities located in census tracts designated as Qualified 
Opportunity Zones in the hopes of driving more capital to small 
businesses in the aggregate.
    Savings Bonds.--The Committee is concerned to learn that 
approximately $24,000,000,000 in matured U.S. savings bonds are 
presently left unclaimed in the U.S. Treasury. Further, the 
Treasury Department has not taken sufficient action to reunite 
bondholders or to provide the appropriate State agencies with 
the necessary information for owners to redeem their unclaimed 
bonds. Treasury must take all possible action and facilitate 
collaboration with relevant State agencies to address this 
issue. It is the Committee's understanding that claims filed 
after six years of maturity of a savings bond are entertained 
only if the claimant supplies the serial number of a bond. 
However, in many cases the Treasury is the sole holder of that 
information. Within 90 days of enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary is directed to provide all necessary information 
(including but not limited to the name, last known address, and 
bond serial number) to any State which has or will obtain title 
to bonds in order to facilitate bond owners' receipt of funds 
for unclaimed U.S. Savings Bonds. This information must be 
sufficient so that the owner may receive funds from their 
matured bond even if those bonds are lost, stolen, destroyed, 
or the physical bond is otherwise not available, without 
constraints on age of the matured bond. The Committee directs 
that the six-year limitation on claims run only after Treasury 
has provided the aforementioned information.

       COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       $20,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       +20,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States 
(CFIUS) was established in 1975 to monitor the impact of 
foreign investment in the United States and to coordinate and 
implement Federal policy on such investment. The Foreign 
Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) 
expanded the jurisdiction of CFIUS to address growing national 
security concerns over foreign exploitation of certain national 
security structures which traditionally have fallen outside of 
the Committee's jurisdiction, and modernized CFIUS processes to 
better enable timely and effective reviews of covered 
transactions. FIRRMA also established the CFIUS Fund to support 
these expanded functions and responsibilities, and to collect 
filing fees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $20,000,000 for the CFIUS Fund. 
The recommendation fully funds the Department's CFIUS mission 
requirements, including expanded CFIUS reviews to guard against 
transactions that pose national security risks.
    The Committee is concerned by reports that previously-
sanctioned Russian-owned businesses are investing in U.S. 
companies that serve as major suppliers in the U.S. defense 
supply chain--potentially providing an avenue for Russia to 
obtain access to sensitive technologies impacting U.S. national 
security. The Committee expects Treasury to fully implement the 
provisions of FIRRMA, including the interim regulations issued 
by the Department in October 2018, which expanded the scope of 
covered transactions subject to CFIUS review and required 
mandatory declarations for certain transactions that may raise 
national security concerns.
    The Committee notes the importance of closely monitoring 
anti-competitive consolidations that hurt small businesses and 
often result in price inflation.

             OFFICE OF TERRORISM AND FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $159,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       166,712,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       167,712,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +8,712,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +1,000,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $167,712,000 for the Office of 
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. The recommendation 
includes an increase of $1,000,000 above the request to augment 
the enforcement of human rights and corruption-related 
sanctions, as authorized by the Global Magnitsky Human Rights 
Accountability Act.
    The Committee strongly supports the critical role of OFAC 
in punishing malign actors' behavior, particularly Russia's 
escalating aggression in Ukraine and insidious influence 
operations in Europe and the United States. TFI is directed to 
brief the Committee within 90 days of enactment of this Act on 
the allocation of staffing and resources among OFAC's active 
sanctions programs.
    Russian Sanctions.--The Committee is concerned that 
sanctioned Russian high-ranking officials and oligarchs are 
evading sanctions by transferring assets to family members, 
thereby weakening the sanctions regime on those responsible for 
Russia's continued aggression in Ukraine and human rights 
abuses. The Committee urges OFAC to conduct a review of the 
transfer of Russian assets and apply sanctions to personal 
relatives where appropriate. Such sanctions should be tied to 
gross human rights abuses, such as illegal detainment of 
prisoners of war and other freedom-fighters.
    Iran Sanctions.--The Committee directs the Department of 
the Treasury to submit a report to Congress on the status of 
implementation and enforcement of U.S. sanctions against Iran 
and the impact these sanctions have had on Iran.
    Sanctions Enforcement in Africa.--Protracted conflicts in 
nations such as Sudan, South Sudan, the Central African 
Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo have led to 
sanctions regimes and international arms embargoes to cut off 
the money flows that are fueling wars and contributing to 
regional destabilization. The Committee is concerned about the 
escalation of conflict and failure to abide by diplomatic 
agreements in these particular African states, even after 
sanctions have been imposed. The Committee supports the use of 
funds to enhance regional expertise and capacity for these 
sanctions programs.
    Human Rights Sanctions Enforcement.--Government-sanctioned 
abuses of human rights around the world have been on the rise 
as authoritarianism increases. Multiple frameworks for human 
rights abuse sanctions enforcement exist, including the Sergei 
Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, the Global Magnitsky 
Human Rights Accountability Act, Countering America's 
Adversaries through Sanctions Act, and the Comprehensive Iran 
Sanctions Accountability and Divestment Act, among others. 
These Congressionally-mandated sanctions, along with sanctions 
imposed by Executive Order, are an important tool in 
discouraging human rights abuses and targeting those who 
violate human rights norms. The Committee supports robust 
enforcement of human rights abuse related sanctions. Therefore, 
the recommendation includes funding to enhance expertise and 
investigatory capacity for sanctions investigations, policy 
development, and enforcement of sanctions.
    Venezuela Sanctions.--The Committee appreciates OFAC's 
efforts to employ sanctions in response to the activities of 
the Venezuelan government and Venezuelan individuals. These 
sanctions are in place to address terrorism, drug trafficking, 
human rights violations, corruption, and antidemocratic 
activities. The Committee directs OFAC to vigorously enforce 
these sanctions and take additional actions as necessary to 
promote democracy and improve the lives of Venezuelans.
    Sanctions Transparency.--In an effort to improve 
transparency and inform the public about the status of various 
sanctions regimes, both public and private, the Committee urges 
OFAC to make publicly available in a concise and searchable 
format via its internet site a list of the government and 
private entities subject to sanctions by the United States, and 
a list of government and private entities that have imposed 
sanctions regimes on the United States and its allies.

                   CYBERSECURITY ENHANCEMENT ACCOUNT

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $25,208,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        18,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        18,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        -7,208,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The Cybersecurity Enhancement Account (CEA) is a dedicated 
account designed to identify and support Department-wide 
investments for critical IT improvements including the systems 
identified as High Value Assets.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $18,000,000 for the CEA.
    The Treasury Chief Information Officer (CIO) is directed to 
continue to review and approve each investment under the CEA 
and submit quarterly reports on the progress of each 
investment. To ensure the Treasury CIO retains control over the 
execution of these funds, the recommendation does not permit 
the transfers of funds from the CEA.

        DEPARTMENT-WIDE SYSTEMS AND CAPITAL INVESTMENTS PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $4,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         6,118,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         6,118,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +2,118,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments 
Programs account funds capital investments that support the 
missions of all Treasury bureaus and programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $6,118,000 for Department-wide 
Systems and Capital Investments Programs.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $37,044,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        37,044,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,044,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +3,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +3,000,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $40,044,000 for the OIG. The 
recommendation includes an increase of $3,000,000 above the 
request to ensure the OIG is properly staffed to conduct audits 
of the Department's highest risk programs and continue its 
investigative work to prevent, detect, and investigate 
complaints of fraud, waste, and abuse impacting Treasury 
programs and operations.

           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $170,250,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       166,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       171,350,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +1,100,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +5,350,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $171,350,000 for TIGTA. The 
Committee appreciates the many issues that TIGTA has brought to 
the Committee's attention and provides funding above the fiscal 
year 2020 request to continue TIGTA's oversight of IRS 
activities and use of appropriated funds.

    SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $23,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        17,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        23,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +5,500,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $23,000,000 for SIGTARP.
    The President's budget proposes to cut funding for SIGTARP 
by nearly 24 percent, despite the fact that more than 
$4,800,000,000 is still available to be spent on housing 
programs by 2023. The Committee rejects the Administration's 
reckless proposal, and recommends funding at the fiscal year 
2019 level to ensure SIGTARP is able to execute its vital 
mission to target crime at financial institutions and protect 
taxpayer dollars.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $117,800,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       124,700,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       124,700,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +6,900,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 
(FinCEN) is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use, 
combat money laundering, and promote national security through 
the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial 
intelligence and strategic use of financial authorities. FinCEN 
supports Federal, State, local, and international law 
enforcement agency investigations of money laundering and other 
financial crimes, and fosters interagency and global 
cooperation against domestic and international financial 
crimes.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $124,700,000 for FinCEN.
    Wire Fraud in Real Estate.--The Committee directs the 
Department to provide a report to the Committee, within 90 days 
of enactment of this Act, detailing ongoing activities to both 
combat and raise awareness of wire fraud in real estate. The 
report should detail any joint activities conducted with the 
Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal 
Trade Commission, and other relevant agencies. The report 
should also include recommendations to Congress on any 
legislative changes that would enhance these efforts.
    Innovative Efforts to Combat Money Laundering.--The 
Committee urges FinCEN to continue to work with Federal 
regulators and financial institutions to encourage innovative 
approaches to detecting and combating money laundering and 
terrorist financing, including artificial intelligence and 
machine learning technology.
    Human Trafficking.--The Committee appreciates FinCEN's 
history of supporting law enforcement cases that combat human 
trafficking, including its 2014 Guidance on Recognizing 
Activity that May be Associated with Human Smuggling and Human 
Trafficking to financial institutions, and emphasizes the 
importance of continuing this effort as part of the Bureau's 
broader mission to detect and disrupt all forms of financial 
crime. Wherever possible, FinCEN should marshal its unique 
expertise in analyzing financial flows for this important 
effort in the course of ongoing strategic operations and 
provide the appropriate assistance to law enforcement agencies 
in their human trafficking investigations.

                      Bureau of the Fiscal Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $338,280,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       340,337,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       340,280,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +2,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................           -57,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $340,280,000 for the Fiscal 
Service. Of the funds provided, $7,733,000 is available until 
September 30, 2021, for information systems modernization and 
cybersecurity enhancements.
    Transparency in Federal Spending.--The Committee is 
committed to transparency and accountability in Federal 
spending and expects the Fiscal Service to meet its 
transparency goals within USAspending.gov. As such the 
Committee directs the Fiscal Service to continue to make basic 
information about the use of financial agents publicly 
available in a central location, including compensation paid to 
each financial agent and a description of the services 
provided. The Committee further directs the Fiscal Service to 
coordinate with OMB to publish all unclassified vendor 
contracts and grant awards for all Federal agencies online at 
USAspending.gov. The Fiscal Service is directed to provide a 
report to the Committee within 90 days of the date of enactment 
of this Act on its progress in achieving government spending 
transparency.
    DATA Act Implementation.--The DATA Act requires federal 
agency inspectors general and the Comptroller General to issue 
publicly-available reports related to the completeness, 
timeliness, quality, and accuracy of agency data reported under 
the Act, and submit those reports to Congress no later than 
November 2017, November 2019, and November 2021. In GAO-18-138, 
GAO compared the data reported by the 24 Chief Financial 
Officer Act agencies against the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance (CFDA) and found that approximately 7 percent of 
programs were not included in the DATA Act submissions, even 
though they made reportable awards during the second quarter. 
The report also found that the accuracy of the data--measured 
as consistency between reported data and authoritative agency 
sources--differed sharply between budgetary and award record. 
While GAO estimated with 95 percent confidence that between 56 
and 75 percent of the newly-required budgetary data was fully 
consistent with agency sources, less than one percent of award 
records were fully consistent. The Committee recognizes that 
the Comptroller General is currently working on the 2019 DATA 
Act report to Congress and encourages GAO to continue to review 
agency program spending totals, compare them to spending being 
reported through agency financial and award sources, such as 
CFDA or its successor system, and examine discrepancies in 
program spending and obligation amounts.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $119,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       115,427,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       119,600,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +4,173,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $119,600,000 for the TTB.
    Trade Practice Enforcement and Education.--The 
recommendation includes $5,000,000 for TTB to continue its 
education and enforcement efforts for industry trade practice 
violations. Enforcement of basic trade practice functions, 
required under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, is 
critical to ensuring a competitive, fair, and safe marketplace. 
Within 60 days of the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Committee directs the TTB to report on how the funding will be 
used to bolster enforcement, forensic audits, and 
investigations, particularly in known points in the supply 
chain that are susceptible to illegal activity, as well as 
increase education activities and accessibility to permit 
holders in all 50 states.
    TTB Negotiated Settlements.--Within 60 days of the date of 
enactment of this Act, TTB is directed to submit to the 
Committee a report on TTB's use of negotiated settlements in 
lieu of permit actions, and to make the report publicly 
available on its website. The report shall describe the process 
used during settlement negotiations including the factors, 
criteria, and mitigating factors used to determine the amount 
of an appropriate settlement.
    Processing Time.--The surge of small brewers, distillers, 
vintners, and cider makers emerging in the domestic market has 
also meant a rapid annual growth in the number of alcohol 
beverage label, formula, and permit applications submitted to 
the TTB. The government shutdown exacerbated this problem, 
causing a serious backlog that roughly doubled the average 
label processing time and caused financial setbacks for small 
producers, their suppliers, and local economies. The Committee 
expects TTB to continue to seek ways to streamline the review 
and approval processes to keep up with the growing volume of 
label, formula, and permit applications and reduce delays.
    Repackaging and Labeling.--The Committee recognizes the 
rising popularity of shipping ``clubs'' that allow consumers to 
receive unique shipments of small samples of distilled spirits 
through the mail. TTB is encouraged to review its regulations 
regarding the repackaging and labeling of distilled spirits to 
ensure they are being appropriately enforced.

                           United States Mint


               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a spending level for capital 
investments by the Mint for circulating coinage and protective 
services of $30,000,000 for fiscal year 2020.

   Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account


 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $250,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        14,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       300,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       +50,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      +286,000,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $300,000,000 
for the CDFI Fund program. Of the amounts recommended, 
$191,000,000 is for financial and technical assistance grants, 
$4,000,000 is for technical and financial support to CDFIs 
assisting individuals with disabilities, $20,000,000 is for 
Native Initiatives, $27,000,000 is for the Bank Enterprise 
Award Program, $23,000,000 is for the Healthy Food Financing 
Initiative, $10,000,000 is for a new small dollar loan program, 
and $29,000,000 is for administrative expenses. In addition, 
the Committee recommends a loan limit of $500,000,000 for the 
Bond Guarantee Program.
    CDFIs in U.S. Insular Areas.--The Committee notes the 
absence of CDFIs serving American Samoa, Northern Mariana 
Islands, and other U.S. insular areas and recommends that the 
CDFI Fund use its Capacity Building Initiative to expand 
service to these areas to the extent practical.
    CDFI Program Integration for Individuals with 
Disabilities--The Committee is pleased to include $4,000,000 in 
dedicated funds for financial and technical assistance grants 
to position more CDFIs to respond to the housing, 
transportation, education, and employment needs of underserved, 
low-income individuals with disabilities. By increasing the 
visibility of the disability community, the Committee expects 
CDFIs to incorporate the needs of the disabled into their 
business plans and practices.
    Within 180 days of enactment of this Act, the CDFI Fund is 
required to submit a report to the Committee summarizing the 
number of awards, amount of each award, types of programs, 
impact of the funding on the number of CDFIs serving the 
disability community, and recommendations to improve the award 
process to CDFIs seeking funds for this program.
    Persistent Poverty.--Building upon the existing investment 
requirement in persistent poverty counties that has been 
included in previous appropriations Acts, the Committee 
supports increasing targeted investments in high-poverty areas, 
defined as any census tract with a poverty rate of at least 20 
percent as measured by the 2011-2015 5-year data series 
available from the American Community Survey of the Census 
Bureau. The Committee appreciates the CDFI Fund's efforts to 
increase the overall dollar amount invested by awardees in 
high-poverty areas. Within 180 days of the enactment of this 
Act, the CDFI Fund is directed to submit a report on the amount 
and percentage increase of financial assistance awardee 
investments made in high-poverty areas over the most recent 
three fiscal years. The report should also detail the impact 
these investments have had on populations living in high-
poverty areas.
    The Committee directs the Community Development Financial 
Institutions Fund to place a priority on making additional 
funds available to CDFI's that have provided no less than 15 
percent of their total lending to recipients in persistent 
poverty counties, as measured by a three-year average of their 
activity. Within one year of enactment of this Act, the CDFI 
Fund is directed to submit a report to the Committee on the 
implementation of this request.
    Small Dollar Loan Program.--The Committee is pleased to 
dedicate $10,000,000 for a new Small Dollar Loan Program. 
Funding will be used to encourage CDFIs to address the issue of 
predatory lending in their communities and provide an 
alternative to payday lenders. Financial Assistance grants will 
provide funding for loan loss reserves to mitigate the 
increased risk of default by the borrowers. Additionally, these 
grants will assist to offset higher loan origination and 
servicing costs on small dollar loans.

                        Internal Revenue Service

    The Committee recommends $12,000,000,000 for the Internal 
Revenue Service, which constitutes an increase of $697,446,000, 
or 6.2 percent, above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and 
$166,040,000 above the President's fiscal year 2020 request. 
The fiscal year 2020 recommendation increases funding above the 
fiscal year 2019 enacted level in all four IRS accounts. The 
recommendation includes $400,000,000 under a discretionary 
program integrity cap adjustment in fiscal year 2020 to fund 
new and continuing investments in expanding and improving the 
effectiveness and efficiency of the IRS's overall tax 
enforcement program. Within the program integrity total, the 
bill allocates $200,000,000 to the Enforcement account and 
$200,000,000 to the Operations Support account.
    Additionally, the recommendation includes $290,000,000 for 
Business Systems Modernization, which is $140,000,000, or 93.3 
percent, above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. These 
resources are dedicated to finance the IRS Integrated 
Modernization Business Plan that spans six years and will aim 
to improve the taxpayer experience by modernizing core tax 
administration systems, improving IRS operations, and 
strengthening cybersecurity. The Committee supports efforts by 
the IRS to modernize the agency's legacy systems and has 
included report directives to the IRS to provide the Committee 
with detailed strategy plans on completing the Customer Account 
Data Engine 2 (CADE 2) and retiring the Individual Master File 
(IMF).
    The Committee remains discouraged with the level of service 
taxpayers are receiving. Additionally, the Committee expresses 
concern over continued cybersecurity threats and taxpayer ID 
theft. Targeted reporting requirements are included to enable 
the Committee to monitor and evaluate the IRS's progress in 
these areas.
    The Committee encourages continued compliance with the 
implementation of section 1090 of Public Law 114-328, the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which 
requires the Department of Defense, the Department of 
Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the IRS to 
calculate the cost to every taxpayer of the wars in 
Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. The Committee believes it is 
important that the IRS continues to comply with the law by 
updating and archiving this information on an annual basis in a 
centralized, publicly accessible, online location.
    A description of the Committee's recommendation by 
appropriation is provided below.

                           TAXPAYER SERVICES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................    $2,491,554,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................     2,402,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,558,554,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       +67,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      +156,554,000
 

    The Taxpayer Services appropriation provides for taxpayer 
services, including forms and publications; processing tax 
returns and related documents; filing and account services; 
taxpayer advocacy services; and assisting taxpayers to 
understand their tax obligations, correctly file their returns, 
and pay taxes due in a timely manner. Within the overall 
amount, the Committee recommends not less than $11,000,000 for 
the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, not less than 
$13,000,000 for Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic grants, and not less 
than $209,000,000 for operating expenses of the IRS Taxpayer 
Advocate Service.
    In addition, the recommendation includes not less than 
$25,000,000 available until September 30, 2021 for the 
Community Volunteer Tax Assistance matching grants program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,558,554,000 for Taxpayer 
Services.
    Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud.--The Committee requires a 
report, reviewed by the National Taxpayer Advocate, from the 
IRS that covers the period 2010-2019 on: the number of 
taxpayers who have had their tax return rejected because their 
Social Security or taxpayer identification number was 
improperly used by another individual to commit tax fraud; the 
average time to resolve the situation and provide innocent 
taxpayers with their refund when a refund is due; and the 
number of cases involving taxpayer identification numbers of 
residents of the territories. The report will also include a 
discussion on IRS's progress and plans to expedite resolution 
for these taxpayers, to prevent non-victims from becoming 
victims, to educate the public on the threat of identity theft, 
and to detect, prevent, and combat identity-based tax fraud and 
actions. The Committee directs the IRS to submit the report to 
the Committee within 120 days of enactment of this Act.
    Assistance to Taxpayers During Shutdowns.--The Committee 
values the vital work of the Taxpayer Advocate in providing 
assistance to taxpayers to navigate the complex tax-code and is 
concerned with the disruption of service provided during 
Federal shutdowns. The Committee directs the IRS to review its 
shutdown contingency plans, and where possible, provide the 
necessary staff to the Taxpayer Advocate to remain operational 
to assist taxpayers during Federal shutdowns.
    Taxpayer Correspondence.--The IRS reported receiving 14.8 
million pieces of undelivered mail in fiscal year 2017 and 
noted that a system of tracking delivery status of taxpayer 
correspondence would save both labor and postage costs. The 
Committee encourages the IRS to consider a system for tracking 
the delivery status of taxpayer correspondence utilizing the 
U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Intelligent Mail Barcode and 
integrating that information into agency systems. Additionally, 
the IRS should explore the secure destruction of undeliverable 
mail that is offered through the USPS to better protect 
taxpayers' personal identification data.
    Refund Fraud.--The Committee remains concerned about IRS 
capabilities to better assist the taxpayer, including its 
ability to detect, address, and prevent tax refund fraud as 
well as develop web and information technology services and 
systems to continue to help the IRS transition to more 
serviceable digital processes for both the taxpayer and the 
government. The IRS should continue to explore next generation 
registration and authentication services to further enable and 
meet taxpayer and customer service demands through secure web 
applications and/or online services. In addition to ongoing 
reporting requirements to Congress, the IRS shall also report 
semi-annually to the Committee on the progress achieved and 
deployment of key modernization initiatives to further improve 
the taxpayer experience, including identifying, proofing, and 
better securing taxpayer services through multiple channels, 
including those that are online and mobile.

                              ENFORCEMENT

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................    $4,860,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................     4,905,254,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     5,157,446,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................      +297,446,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      +252,192,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $5,157,446,000 for Enforcement, 
including $200,000,000 under a discretionary budget cap 
adjustment to address the Federal tax gap. Of the funds 
provided, the Committee recommends not less than $60,257,000 to 
support IRS activities for the Interagency Crime and Drug 
Enforcement program. Overall, this is a $297,446,000, or 6.1 
percent increase, above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level.
    Printed Forms and Instructions.--The Committee encourages 
the IRS to continue to provide printed forms and instructions 
to vulnerable populations, especially in rural communities 
where internet usage rates are below the national average.
    Virtual Currency Taxation Guidance.--The Committee directs 
the IRS to issue additional guidance on the tax consequences 
and basic reporting requirements for taxpayers that use virtual 
currencies, including acceptable methods for calculating the 
fair market value of virtual currencies, acceptable methods of 
determining the cost basis of virtual currency dispositions, 
and the tax treatment of tokens resulting from virtual currency 
network forks. Within 180 days of enactment of this Act, the 
IRS is required to submit to the Committee a report on the 
progress in this effort.
    Private Debt Collection Agencies.--The Committee is 
concerned by the National Taxpayer Advocate's report regarding 
the implementation of the private debt collection program and 
its disproportionate impact on low income taxpayers, including 
by obtaining installment agreements and payments from taxpayers 
who cannot afford to pay their basic living expenses. In the 
2018 Annual Report to Congress, the National Taxpayer Advocate 
reported that 40 percent of taxpayers who entered into 
installment agreements while their debts were assigned to 
private collection agencies had incomes at or below their 
allowable living expenses, meaning they agreed to pay tax 
arrears while they could not pay for their basic living 
expenses. The IRS is directed to provide an annual report to 
the Committee detailing private debt collection revenue and 
costs. The report should detail the distribution of funds 
collected.
    Tax Avoidance.--The Committee is concerned by the interplay 
between new territorial tax laws (Puerto Rico Acts 20 and 22 of 
2012) and section 933 of the U.S. Code that enables tax 
avoidance and denies revenues to Federal, state, and 
territorial governments, including Puerto Rico. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the IRS to submit a report within 180 days of 
enactment of this Act that provides the number of individuals 
and businesses that have relocated from each state and the 
District of Columbia to Puerto Rico since 2012 and have been 
granted tax exemptions under Puerto Rico Acts 20 and 22. The 
report should include the amount of Federal taxes paid by such 
individuals and businesses by type of tax and jurisdiction of 
former residences during each of the five years prior to their 
move. In addition, the Committee directs the IRS to publish a 
report in a user-friendly format with possible options and 
policies that would minimize the revenue losses to the Federal, 
state, and territorial governments.
    White Collar Crime.--The Committee is concerned about 
white-collar criminals' use of tax havens, low-tax countries, 
and other insidious techniques designed to defraud the Federal 
government of important revenue. The Committee recognizes that 
the Treasury Department estimates that every $1 in enforcement 
can produce $5 in additional revenue. Recapturing these funds 
is a responsible first step in reducing the Federal deficit and 
ensuring that the U.S. government can carry out its vital 
services. The Committee recommendation of $5,157,446,000 for 
enforcement activities should ensure effective enforcement of 
white-collar criminal tax evasion schemes.
    IRS Workforce.--The Committee is concerned by the decline 
in staffing at the IRS since 2011 and the impact of 
insufficient staffing on the agency's performance. The 
Committee directs the IRS to engage in strategic workforce 
planning and hire staff to fill mission critical occupations 
such as tax examiners and revenue officers.

                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................    $3,724,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................     4,236,706,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     3,994,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................      +270,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      -242,706,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,994,000,000 for Operations 
Support, including $200,000,000 under a discretionary budget 
cap adjustment to address the Federal tax gap. Overall, this is 
$270,000,000, or 7.3 percent, above the fiscal year 2019 
enacted level.
    Obligations and Employment.--Within 45 days after the end 
of each quarter for calendar year 2020, the IRS is directed to 
submit to the Committee an obligation and personnel report. The 
report shall include information about the obligations made 
during the previous quarter by appropriation, object class, 
office, and activity; the estimated obligations for the 
remainder of the fiscal year by appropriation, object class, 
office, and activity; the number of full-time equivalents 
within each office during the previous quarter; and the 
estimated number of full-time equivalents within each office 
for the remainder of the fiscal year.
    Information Technology Reports.--Within 30 days after the 
end of each quarter for calendar year 2020, the IRS is required 
to submit a report on major project activities to the Committee 
and to GAO. The Committee expects the reports to include 
detailed, plain English explanations of the cumulative 
expenditures and schedule performance to date, specified by 
fiscal year; the costs and schedules for the previous three 
months; the anticipated costs and schedules for the upcoming 
three months; and the total expected costs to complete IRS's 
top five major information technology project activities. In 
addition, the quarterly report should include the date the 
project was started; the expected date of completion; the 
percentage of work completed as compared to planned work; the 
current and expected state of functionality; any changes in 
schedule; and current risks unrelated to funding amounts and 
mitigation strategies. The Committee directs the Department of 
the Treasury to conduct a semi-annual review of IRS's IT 
investments to ensure the cost, schedule, and scope of the 
projects' goals are transparent.
    In addition, the Committee directs GAO to review and 
provide an annual report to the Committee evaluating the cost 
and schedule of activities of all major IRS information 
technology projects for the year, with a particular focus on 
the projects included in IRS's quarterly reports.

                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $150,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       290,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       290,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................      +140,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $290,000,000 for BSM. The 
Committee continues to support the IRS in its efforts to 
modernize its business systems such as CADE 2, the Enterprise 
Case Management System, and the Return Review Program.
    Completion of the Customer Account Data Engine 2 (CADE 
2).--The Committee recognizes the importance of modernizing 
IRS's IT legacy infrastructure, especially its core tax 
administration systems. However, the Committee is concerned 
with the ongoing efforts and finances that have been dedicated 
toward completing the CADE 2 program. By October 1, 2021, the 
IRS is directed to submit to the Committee a detailed multi-
year plan for completing all phases of the CADE 2 program. The 
plan will: define the strategy and incremental approach for 
completing all phases of the CADE 2 program; include total 
resources needed to accomplish such plan by phase; and include 
a schedule of deliverables with dates. Prior to submission to 
the Committee, the plan shall be evaluated by an independent 
reviewer on the plan's strengths, weakness, and feasibility of 
success.
    Retirement of the Individual Master File (IMF).--The 
Committee recognizes the significance of replacing IRS's 1960s 
IMF system which is the core tax processing system for over 250 
million taxpayers with CADE 2. By April 30, 2021, the IRS is 
directed to submit to the Committee a detailed, multi-year plan 
for the retirement of the remaining functionality of the IMF. 
The plan will define: the strategy and incremental approach for 
retiring the IMF system; list the components and functions 
which must be modernized to retire IMF; and include performance 
milestones, cost estimates, and staff requirements. Prior to 
submission to the Committee, the plan shall be evaluated by an 
independent reviewer on the plan's strengths, weakness, and 
feasibility of success.
    Quarterly Reports.--The IRS Commissioner is directed to 
continue submission of quarterly IT reports to the Committee 
and the GAO within 30 days after the end of each quarter during 
calendar year 2020.
    The Committee expects the reports to include detailed, 
plain English summaries on the status of plans, costs and 
results for the IRS Integrated Modernization Business Plan 
(Plan) including CADE 2, IMF, the Enterprise Case Management 
System, and the Return Review Program. The reports should 
include prior quarter results and expenditures; upcoming 
quarter deliverables and costs; risks and mitigation strategies 
associated with ongoing work; reasons for any cost and schedule 
variances; total expenditures to date by fiscal year; and 
estimated costs for completing each IT investment or phase of 
the Plan.
    The Committee further directs GAO to review and provide an 
annual report to the Committee evaluating the cost and progress 
of deliverables of the Plan as well as an assessment of the 
functionality achieved.
    Electronic Deposit Language.--The IRS shall study the 
ability and resources required to modernize equipment and 
processes to electronically deposit taxpayer checks which will 
reduce use of couriers and bank processing costs as well as 
allow for faster deposits into the U.S. Treasury.

          Administrative Provisions--Internal Revenue Service


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 101. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows for the transfer of up to four percent of the 
Enforcement appropriation and up to five percent of other 
appropriations made available to the IRS to any other IRS 
appropriation, upon the advance approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and the Senate.
    Section 102. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to maintain a training program to include 
taxpayer rights, dealing courteously with taxpayers, cross-
cultural relations, and the impartial application of tax law.
    Section 103. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to institute and enforce policies and 
procedures that will safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer 
information and protect taxpayers against identity theft.
    Section 104. The Committee continues a provision that makes 
funds available for improved facilities and increased staffing 
to provide efficient and effective 1-800 number help line 
service for taxpayers.
    Section 105. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to notify employers of any address change 
request and to give special consideration to offers in 
compromise for taxpayers who have been victims of payroll tax 
preparer fraud.
    Section 106. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the IRS from targeting U.S. citizens for exercising 
their First Amendment rights.
    Section 107. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the IRS from targeting groups based on their 
ideological beliefs.
    Section 108. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to comply with procedures and policies on 
conference spending as recommended by the Treasury Inspector 
General for Tax Administration.
    Section 109. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits funds for giving bonuses to employees or hiring 
former employees without considering conduct and compliance 
with Federal tax law.
    Section 110. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits funds to violate the confidentiality of tax returns.
    Section 111. The Committee includes a new provision 
restoring the Streamline Critical Pay for information 
technology specialists through September 20, 2023.

         Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Section 112. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes the Department to purchase uniforms, insurance for 
motor vehicles that are overseas, and motor vehicles that are 
overseas without regard to the general purchase price 
limitations; to enter into contracts with the State Department 
for health and medical services for Treasury employees who are 
overseas; and to hire experts or consultants.
    Section 113. The Committee continues and modifies a 
provision that authorizes transfers, up to two percent, between 
``Departmental Offices--Salaries and Expenses'', ``Office of 
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence'', ``Financial Crimes 
Enforcement Network'', ``Bureau of the Fiscal Service'', and 
``Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau'' appropriations 
under certain circumstances.
    Section 114. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfers, up to two percent, between the Internal 
Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 115. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the Department of the Treasury from undertaking a 
redesign of the one dollar Federal Reserve note.
    Section 116. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides for transfers from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service to 
the Debt Collection Fund as necessary for the purposes of debt 
collection.
    Section 117. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
congressional approval for the construction and operation of a 
museum by the United States Mint.
    Section 118. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits funds in this or any other Act from being used to 
merge the United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and 
Printing without the approval of the House and the Senate 
committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 119. The Committee continues a provision deeming 
that funds for the Department of the Treasury's intelligence-
related activities are specifically authorized in fiscal year 
2020 until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2020.
    Section 120. The Committee continues a provision permitting 
the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to use $5,000 from the 
Industrial Revolving Fund for reception and representation 
expenses.
    Section 121. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
the Department to submit a capital investment plan.
    Section 122. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
a report on the Department's Franchise Fund.
    Section 123. The Committee modifies a provision requiring 
quarterly reports of the Office of Financial Research.
    Section 124. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset 
Relief Program to prioritize performance audits or 
investigations of programs funded under the Emergency Economic 
Stabilization Act of 2008.
    Section 125. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits funds provided for the Office of Terrorism and 
Financial Intelligence to be used to pay the salary of a 
Treasury employee detailed to another Department, agency, or 
office funded in this bill.
    Section 126. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits the use of funds from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund to 
plan, design, construct, or carry out a project to construct a 
wall, barrier, fence, or road along the southern border of the 
United States, or a road to provide access to a wall, barrier, 
or fence constructed along the southern border of the United 
States.

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

    Funds appropriated in this title provide for the staff and 
operations of the White House, along with other organizations 
within the Executive Office of the President (EOP) that 
formulate and coordinate policy on behalf of the President, 
such as the National Security Council and the Office of 
Management and Budget. The title also includes funding for the 
Office of National Drug Control Policy and certain expenses of 
the Vice President.

                            The White House


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $55,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        55,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        55,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $55,000,000 for the White House.
    American-Grown Flowers.--The Committee encourages the White 
House to use American-grown cut flowers for all floral 
arrangements and displays purchased using Federal funds.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $13,081,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        13,081,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        13,081,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $13,081,000 for the Operating 
Expenses of the Executive Residence. The bill continues the 
same restrictions on reimbursable expenses for use of the 
Executive Residence as have been included in past years.

                   White House Repair and Restoration


 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................          $750,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................           750,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           750,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The White House Repair and Restoration account provides for 
the repair, alteration, and improvement of the Executive 
Residence at the White House.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $750,000 for White House Repair 
and Restoration.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $4,187,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         4,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................          -187,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,000,000 for the Council of 
Economic Advisers.

        National Security Council and Homeland Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $12,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        11,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        11,500,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................          -500,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $11,500,000 for the National 
Security Council and Homeland Security Council. The Committee's 
recommendation does not include a separate representation and 
reception appropriation.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $100,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        94,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        94,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        -6,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $94,000,000 for the Office of 
Administration. Of the recommended amount, not to exceed 
$12,800,000 is available until expended for modernization of 
information technology infrastructure within the Executive 
Office of the President.
    White House Visitor Logs.--The Committee encourages the 
Office of Administration to establish and update, every 90 
days, a publicly available database that contains the visitor 
logs for the White House, the residence of the Vice President, 
and any other location at which the President or the Vice 
President regularly conducts official business.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $103,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       101,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       101,600,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        -1,400,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $101,600,000 for OMB. The 
recommendation also continues several long-standing provisions, 
not requested by the President, limiting certain OMB 
activities.
    The Committee does not provide additional funding, as 
requested by the President, to establish a new office to 
provide government-wide strategic direction on Federal human 
capital policy, as part of a proposed restructuring of the 
Office of Personnel Management.
    Budget Submission.--The recommendation provides sufficient 
funds for OMB to consult with Congressional committees and 
provide an appropriate number of printed copies of the 
President's fiscal year 2021 budget request, including 
documents such as the Appendix, Historical Tables, and 
Analytical Perspectives.
    Personnel and Obligations Reports.--The Committee continues 
direction to OMB to provide the Committee with quarterly 
reports on personnel and obligations consisting of on-board 
staffing levels, estimated staffing levels by office for the 
remainder of the fiscal year, total obligations incurred to 
date, estimated total obligations for the remainder of the 
fiscal year, and a narrative description of current hiring 
initiatives.
    Unobligated Balances Report.--OMB is directed to report to 
the Committee within 45 days of the end of each fiscal quarter 
on available balances at the start of the fiscal year, current 
year obligations, and resulting unobligated balances for each 
discretionary account within the jurisdiction of this Act.
    Improper Payments.--The Committee encourages OMB to 
continue working with agencies across the Federal government to 
ensure processes are in place to eliminate payments to deceased 
persons. OMB is again directed to report to the Committee 
within 60 days of enactment of this Act on how it is reducing 
improper payments to deceased individuals, and what initiatives 
have proven to be most effective.
    Online Budget Repository.--The Committee directs OMB to 
issue guidance requiring all Federal departments, agencies, and 
corporations to post their Federal agency budgets and 
respective Congressional budget justifications on a publicly 
available website in a searchable, sortable, and machine-
readable format, and directs OMB to create a single webpage 
linking to these documents for a particular fiscal year within 
three days after submission of the President's budget request 
to Congress for that fiscal year. OMB is directed to report to 
the Committee within 30 days of submission of the President's 
budget request to Congress a list of all agencies that are not 
in compliance with these requirements.
    Recordkeeping Requirements.--The Committee is gravely 
concerned by reports that White House officials are using 
private messaging services for official White House business in 
potential violation of Federal recordkeeping statutes. The 
Committee directs OMB and the Office of Administration to issue 
guidance to all staff within the Executive Office of the 
President detailing their responsibilities under the applicable 
recordkeeping statutes and to take steps to ensure that all 
official business is conducted in accordance with such 
statutes.
    Inspector General Inquiries.--The Committee is concerned by 
OMB's refusal to provide agency Inspector Generals with 
information they have requested that is essential to their 
oversight and audit activities, including investigations 
conducted in response to Congressional requests. The Committee 
directs OMB to fully comply with the Inspector General Act of 
1978, which requires that the head of any Federal agency to 
furnish an Inspector General with requested information or 
assistance, insofar as is practicable and not in contravention 
of any existing statutory restriction or regulation of the 
Federal agency from which the information is requested.
    Travel Policy.--In September 2017, in response to reports 
of potential misuse of Federal resources, OMB issued a 
memorandum stating that it is reviewing the existing guidance 
around the use of Government-owned, rented, leased, or 
chartered aircraft. The Committee is concerned by the delays in 
the review process and directs OMB to, within 60 days of 
enactment of this Act, either complete its review or report to 
the Committee the current status of the review and a timeline 
estimating when such a review will be completed.
    Food Safety Modernization Act.--The Committee directs the 
Office of Management and Budget to work closely with the Food 
and Drug Administration (FDA) to meet the timelines for 
promulgation of rules and regulations outlined in the FDA Food 
Safety Modernization Act (Public Law 111-353). The Committee 
requests a report every 180 days after the enactment of this 
Act describing any rule or regulation that is more than 60 days 
overdue and the reasons why each rule or regulation is overdue.
    Public Safety Telecommunicators.--The Committee recognizes 
that the Standard Occupational Classification System's (SOC) 
categorization of a ``public safety telecommunicator'' as an 
``office and administrative support occupation'' is outdated 
and does not reflect the nature of this life-saving work. The 
Committee directs OMB to re-examine the classification of 
public safety telecommunicators under the SOC and urges OMB to 
correctly classify them as a ``protective service occupation.''
    Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and 
Efficiency (CIGIE).--The Committee requests that CIGIE, within 
90 days of enactment of this Act, provide to the Committee and 
publish on its website a spending plan and project plan for the 
funds provided this year and in prior years. The Committee 
expects that the funding provided will allow completion of the 
whistleblower protection portal, the IG vacancies dashboard, 
the Inspector General (IG) Open Recommendations project, the 
disaster assistance web page, and the transition to CIGIE 
hosting of IG websites, as well as additional upgrades. In 
addition, the Committee expects to see details of how CIGIE 
plans to provide a public-facing list of the total number and 
date range of reports available on oversight.gov from each IG.
    The Committee understands that GAO and many IGs include on 
their websites information about a report when some content 
must remain non-public because it is classified or sensitive. 
The Committee expects, at a minimum, IGs and oversight.gov 
report for any such report the title, date of publication, 
agency responsible, details of the congressional request, a 
description of the subject, and a general reason for redaction. 
The Committee expects CIGIE to develop best practices to ensure 
public and congressional awareness and access to all IG 
reports, including classified or sensitive reports.

             Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator


 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         1,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +1,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement 
Coordinator (IPEC) was created in 2008 to develop and 
coordinate overall U.S. intellectual property policy and 
strategy.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends adopting the proposal in the 
President's budget to create a separate appropriation of 
$1,000,000 for IPEC. IPEC activities were previously funded 
within the Office of Management and Budget.
    Intellectual Property Protection.--The Committee continues 
to strongly support IPEC and directs the Coordinator to 
continue promoting private sector efforts to reduce online 
copyright infringement and to continue implementing a 
meaningful plan, as called for in the Joint Strategic Plan, to 
enhance capacity building, outreach, and training programs to 
promote meaningful protection of American intellectual property 
abroad.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $18,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        16,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        18,400,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +2,000,000
 

    The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) was 
established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. As the 
President's primary source of support for counter-drug policy 
development and program oversight, ONDCP is responsible for 
developing and updating a National Drug Control Strategy, 
developing a National Drug Control Budget, and coordinating and 
evaluating the implementation of Federal drug control 
activities. In addition, ONDCP manages several counter-drug 
programs, including the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas 
(HIDTA) and Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $18,400,000 for ONDCP Salaries and 
Expenses.
    The Committee notes the importance of the HIDTA and DFC 
grant programs in combating the nation's opioid epidemic. The 
Committee further notes that ONDCP ensures the HIDTA and DFC 
programs are equitably managed across Federal, State, and local 
agencies and with the necessary interagency flexibility to 
address emerging threats. The Committee rejects the proposal in 
the President's budget to transfer the HIDTA and DFC programs 
out of ONDCP, and instead directs ONDCP to retain operational 
control over these programs to maintain the interagency 
benefits needed to address the opioid crisis.
    The Committee strongly supports ONDCP programs to reduce 
drug use and drug trafficking and believes it is critical for 
ONDCP to remain a strong voice in the Executive Office of the 
President and a visible presence nationally. The Committee 
emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive approach to 
combating the epidemic and directs ONDCP to balance public 
health and public safety in both strategy development and 
resource allocation. The Committee notes the importance of: 
identifying early intervention opportunities, improving access 
to preventative and prescriptive treatment, strengthening 
community and school-based education programs, and supporting 
long-term recovery. The Committee directs ONDCP to brief on the 
implementation of the 2019 National Drug Control Strategy 
within 90 days of the date of enactment of this Act.
    The Committee continues to be concerned about narcotics 
trafficking and related violence in Puerto Rico and the U.S. 
Virgin Islands, home to approximately 3.3 million American 
citizens. The Committee is also concerned about the effect of 
narcotics trafficking through the Caribbean region on U.S. 
States, especially communities along the eastern seaboard. 
Within 180 days of the date of enactment of this Act, ONDCP is 
directed to submit to the Committee a Caribbean Border 
Counternarcotics Strategy consistent with the requirements set 
forth in the joint explanatory statement accompanying Public 
Law 113-71. The Committee further directs ONDCP to include a 
Caribbean Border Counternarcotics Strategy in forthcoming 
versions of the National Drug Control Strategy.
    The Committee is concerned that Federal, State, and local 
law enforcement face serious risk of accidental overdose due to 
inadvertent exposure to extremely potent illicit opioids, such 
as fentanyl and carfentanil. ONDCP is directed to work with the 
Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, and Homeland 
Security to develop strategies for ensuring law enforcement 
officers and other government employees likely to encounter 
opioids have access to FDA-approved, community-use overdose 
reversing agents.

                     FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

             HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $280,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       300,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       +20,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      +300,000,000
 

    The HIDTA Program provides resources to Federal, State, 
local, and tribal agencies in designated HIDTAs to combat the 
production, transportation, and distribution of illegal drugs; 
to seize assets derived from drug trafficking; to address 
violence in drug-plagued communities; and to disrupt the drug 
marketplace.
    There are 29 HIDTAs operating in all 50 States plus the 
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 
Each HIDTA is managed by an Executive Board comprised of equal 
numbers of Federal, State, local, and tribal officials. Each 
HIDTA Executive Board is responsible for designing and 
implementing initiatives for the specific drug trafficking 
threats in its region. Intelligence and information sharing are 
key elements of all HIDTA programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $300,000,000 for the HIDTA 
Program, an increase of $20,000,000 above fiscal year 2019. The 
Committee believes the collaborative structure of the HIDTA 
Program provides Federal, State, local, and tribal law 
enforcement leaders a balanced and equal voice in determining 
program priorities and is an effective tool in combating 
problems of drug trafficking and drug-related violence.

                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $118,327,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        12,101,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       121,851,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +3,524,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      +109,750,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $121,851,000 for Other Federal 
Drug Control Programs. The recommended level for fiscal year 
2020 is distributed among specific programs and activities as 
follows:

 
 
 
Drug-Free Communities.................................      $100,500,000
Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance..........         3,000,000
Anti-Doping Activities................................        12,101,000
Model Acts Program....................................         1,250,000
Community-Based Coalition Enhancement Grants (CARA             5,000,000
 Grants)..............................................
 

    Within the total for the Drug-Free Communities Program, 
$2,500,000 is for training authorized by section 4 of Public 
Law 107-82, as amended by Public Law 115-271.
    The Committee supports the Model Acts Program and ONDCP's 
continued work with nonprofit corporations to address the 
problems associated with illicit drug and alcohol abuse in 
States.

                          Unanticipated Needs


 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $1,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         1,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The Unanticipated Needs account enables the President to 
meet unanticipated exigencies in support of the national 
interest, security, or defense.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,000,000 for Unanticipated 
Needs.

              Information Technology Oversight And Reform


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $28,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        15,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        15,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       -13,500,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $15,000,000 for information 
technology oversight activities. This total reflects the 
partial transition of the United States Digital Service to a 
reimbursable model as well as the transfer of the information 
technology dashboard to GSA.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $4,288,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         4,288,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,288,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,288,000 for the Office of the 
Vice President.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................          $302,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................           302,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           302,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $302,000 for the Operating 
Expenses of the Vice President's residence.

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


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 201. The Committee includes language permitting the 
transfer of not to exceed ten percent of funds between various 
accounts within the Executive Office of the President, with 
advance approval of the Committee. The amount of an 
appropriation shall not be increased by more than 50 percent.
    Section 202. The Committee includes language requiring the 
OMB Director to include a statement of budgetary impact with 
any Executive Order or Presidential Memorandum issued or 
rescinded during fiscal year 2020 where the regulatory cost 
exceeds $100,000,000.
    Section 203. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring the OMB Director to issue a memorandum to all Federal 
departments, agencies, and corporations directing compliance 
with title VII of this Act.
    Section 204. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring OMB to make publicly available, in an automated 
fashion, all documents apportioning an appropriation; to 
provide the Committee with such information until the automated 
system is implemented; and to provide information about 
apportionment approval status to the Committee on a monthly 
basis.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

    The funds in title III are for the operation and 
maintenance of United States Courts and include the salaries of 
judges, probation and pretrial services officers, public 
defenders, court clerks, law clerks, and other supporting 
personnel, as well as security costs, information technology, 
and other expenses of the Federal Judiciary. The Committee 
recommends a total of $7,511,302,000 in discretionary funding 
for the Judiciary in fiscal year 2020.
    In addition to direct appropriations, the Judiciary 
collects various fees and has certain multiyear funding 
authorities. The Judiciary uses these non-appropriated funds to 
offset its direct appropriation requirements. Consistent with 
prior year practices and section 608 of this Act, the Committee 
expects the Judiciary to submit a financial plan, within 60 
days of enactment of this Act, allocating all sources of 
available funds including appropriations, fee collections, and 
carryover balances. This financial plan will be the baseline 
for purposes of reprogramming notification.
    Improving the physical security at buildings occupied by 
the Judiciary and U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) to ensure the 
integrity of the judicial process is a priority for the 
Committee. The fiscal year 2020 budget request proposes 
$641,108,000, an increase of $33,998,000, or 5.6 percent, above 
the fiscal year 2019 level. The request includes funding for 
the continued implementation of the physical access control 
systems replacement strategy, as well as security 
infrastructure and additional court security officers (CSOs) 
for new courthouses.
    The Committee recognizes the Judiciary's cost containment 
efforts over the past 12 years and is pleased with the 
Judiciary's savings and cost avoidance. The Committee 
highlights the reduction of usable square feet from the 
Judiciary's rent bill, which equates to an annual cost 
avoidance of nearly $36,000,000 and $105,000,000 over the past 
five years.
    Additionally, the Committee is pleased with the progress 
the Judiciary is making toward implementing the Federal 
Defender Organization staffing formula. The formula reflects 
needed staff increases based on the weighted case averages over 
the previous five years. The fiscal year 2020 budget request 
proposes $1,234,574,000 for Defender Services, which is an 
increase of $84,124,000, or 7.3 percent, above the fiscal year 
2019 level. The recommendation supports additional staff to 
ensure the right of individuals to retain counsel.
    The Committee notes that a fair and efficient judicial 
system depends on ensuring citizens have reasonable access to 
the federal courts. The Committee encourages the Judiciary and 
the GSA to collaborate with local stakeholders to ensure 
continued community access to court services. For fiscal year 
2020, the Judiciary is continuing to focus on effectively 
managing the 13 courthouse/federal building projects whose 
construction costs were funded in fiscal year 2016 and fiscal 
year 2018.

                   Supreme Court of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $84,703,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        87,699,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        87,699,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +2,996,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $87,699,000 for fiscal year 2020 
for the salaries and expenses of personnel and for the cost of 
operating the Supreme Court, excluding the care of the building 
and grounds. The Committee includes language making $1,500,000 
available until expended for information technology 
investments. The Committee directs the Court to include an 
annual report with its budget justification materials showing 
information technology carryover balances and describing 
expenditures made in the previous fiscal year and planned 
expenditures in the budget year.
    Supreme Court Live and Video Access.--The Committee notes 
that providing the American people with the opportunity to 
access Supreme Court arguments in real time via video and/or 
live audio would greatly expand the Court's accessibility to 
average Americans and provide historical and educational value. 
As such, the Committee encourages the Supreme Court to take 
steps to permit video and live audio coverage of all open 
sessions of the court unless the Court decides that allowing 
such coverage in any case would violate the due process of one 
or more of the parties before the Court.
    The Committee is pleased to provide the Supreme Court, 
Salaries and Expenses account, with the full fiscal year 2020 
request. This appropriation provides for Supreme Court support 
personnel and offices to carry out the functions of the Supreme 
Court. The Committee regrets the need to remind such offices of 
the importance of timely and thorough communications to the 
Committee. This is essential to ensuring that the Committee has 
the necessary information when analyzing funding needs as well 
as scheduling hearings and meetings with Court personnel.

                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $15,999,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        16,390,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        15,590,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................          -409,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................          -800,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $15,590,000 for Care of the 
Buildings and Grounds, to remain available until expended. The 
Architect of the Capitol has responsibility for these functions 
and supervises the use of this appropriation.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $32,016,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        32,983,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        32,983,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................          +967,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has exclusive 
national jurisdiction over a large number of diverse subject 
areas, including government contracts, patents, trademarks, 
Federal personnel, and veterans' benefits. The Committee 
recommends $32,983,000 for United States Court of Appeals for 
the Federal Circuit.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $18,882,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        19,930,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        19,362,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................          +480,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................          -568,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Court of International Trade has exclusive nationwide 
jurisdiction over civil actions against the United States and 
certain civil actions brought by the United States arising out 
of import transactions and administration and enforcement of 
the U.S. customs and international trade laws. The Committee 
recommends $19,362,000 United States Court of International 
Trade.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................    $5,144,383,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................     5,383,970,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     5,274,383,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................      +130,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      -109,587,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $5,274,383,000 for the operations 
of the regional Courts of Appeals, District Courts, Bankruptcy 
Courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and probation and pretrial 
services offices.
    The Committee recommends a reimbursement of $9,070,000 from 
the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund to cover expenses of 
the United States Court of Federal Claims associated with 
processing cases under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury 
Act of 1986.
    Article III Judges.--The Committee notes that, according to 
the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, a meaningful 
percentage of the authorized judgeships in the U.S. District 
Courts and the U.S. Courts of Appeals are currently vacant. The 
Committee further notes that the Judicial Conference of the 
United States, in its most recent report to Congress, 
recommended the creation of a significant number of new Article 
III judgeships in the District Courts and Courts of Appeals. 
The Committee is concerned that, absent executive and 
congressional action to fill existing judicial vacancies and 
the passage of comprehensive bipartisan legislation to create 
new judgeships, the ability of the federal courts to administer 
justice in a swift, fair, and effective manner could be 
compromised.

                           DEFENDER SERVICES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................    $1,150,450,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................     1,234,574,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,234,574,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       +84,124,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    This account provides funding for the operation of the 
Federal Public Defender and Community Defender organizations 
and for compensation and reimbursement of expenses of panel 
attorneys appointed pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act for 
representation in criminal cases. The Committee recommends 
$1,234,574,000 for Defender Services.

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $49,750,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        51,851,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        51,851,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +2,101,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $51,851,000 for payments to jurors 
and land commissioners.

                             COURT SECURITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $607,110,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       641,273,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       641,108,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       +33,998,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................          -165,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $641,108,000 for Court Security to 
provide for necessary expenses of security and protective 
services in courtrooms and adjacent areas. The recommendation 
will provide for the highest priority security needs identified 
by the courts and the U.S. Marshals Service.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $92,413,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        96,945,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        94,261,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +1,848,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        -2,684,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) 
provides administrative and management support to the United 
States Courts, including the probation and bankruptcy systems. 
It also supports the Judicial Conference of the United States 
in determining Federal Judiciary policies, in developing 
methods to assist the courts to conduct business efficiently 
and economically, and in enhancing the use of information 
technology in the courts. The Committee recommends $94,261,000 
for the AO.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $29,819,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        30,736,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        30,736,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................          +917,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Federal Judicial Center (FJC) improves the management 
of Federal Judicial dockets and court administration through 
education for judges and staff and through research, 
evaluation, and planning assistance for the courts and the 
Judicial Conference. The Committee recommends $30,736,000 for 
the FJC.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $18,953,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        19,265,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        19,685,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................          +732,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................          +420,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The purpose of the U.S. Sentencing Commission is to 
establish, review, and revise sentencing guidelines, policies, 
and practices for the Federal criminal justice system. The 
Commission is also required to monitor the operation of the 
guidelines and to identify and report necessary changes to the 
Congress. The Committee recommends $19,685,000 for the 
Commission.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 301. The Committee continues language to permit 
funds for salaries and expenses to be available for employment 
of experts and consultant services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 
3109.
    Section 302. The Committee continues language that permits 
up to five percent of any appropriation made available for 
fiscal year 2020 to be transferred between Judiciary 
appropriations provided that no appropriation shall be 
decreased by more than five percent or increased by more than 
ten percent by any such transfer except in certain 
circumstances. In addition, the language provides that any such 
transfer shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under 
sections 604 and 608 of the accompanying bill and shall not be 
available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance 
with the procedures set forth in those sections.
    Section 303. The Committee continues language authorizing 
up to $11,000 to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of 
the United States.
    Section 304. The Committee continues language through 
fiscal year 2020 regarding the delegation of authority to the 
Judiciary for contracts for repairs of less than $100,000.
    Section 305. The Committee continues language to authorize 
a court security pilot program.
    Section 306. The Committee includes language to extend 
temporary judgeships in the districts of Arizona, California 
Central, Florida Southern, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri Eastern, 
New Mexico, North Carolina Western, and Texas Eastern.

                     TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


                             Federal Funds


              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $40,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................       +40,000,000
 

    The Resident Tuition Support program, also known as the 
D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program, provides up to $10,000 
annually for undergraduate District students to address the 
difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition rates and 
makes it possible for them to attend eligible four-year public 
universities and colleges nationwide. Grants of up to $2,500 
per year are available for students to attend private 
universities and colleges in the D.C. metropolitan area, 
private Historically Black Colleges and Universities 
nationwide, and public two-year community colleges nationwide.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $40,000,000 
for the Resident Tuition Support program. The District of 
Columbia can contribute local funds to this program and is 
authorized to prioritize applications based on income and need 
if there is demand for the program beyond the available level 
of Federal funds.

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

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $12,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        11,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +4,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +4,600,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $16,000,000 
for emergency planning and security costs. The Committee 
recommends $4,000,000 above the President's budget to support 
increasing costs to the District of Columbia for major public 
events and First Amendment-related events due to a significant 
rise in the number of events.

           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $258,394,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       270,703,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       278,488,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       +20,094,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +7,785,000
 

    Under the National Capital Revitalization and Self-
Government Improvement Act of 1997, the Federal Government is 
required to finance the District of Columbia Courts. This 
Federal payment to the District of Columbia Courts funds the 
operations of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 
Superior Court, Court System, and Capital Improvement Program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $278,488,000 
for operation of the District of Columbia Courts.
    The amount recommended by the Committee includes 
$14,682,000 for the Court of Appeals, $125,638,000 for the 
Superior Court, $75,518,000 for the Court System, and 
$62,650,000 for capital improvements to courthouse facilities. 
Funds for capital improvements are provided to improve life 
safety compliance, conduct general repair projects and 
upgrades, and move the various court offices into the owned 
space and out of leased space.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR DEFENDER SERVICES IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $46,005,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        46,005,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        46,005,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The District of Columbia Courts appoint and compensate 
attorneys to represent persons who are financially unable to 
obtain such representation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $46,005,000 
for Defender Services in the District of Columbia Courts.

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

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $256,724,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       248,524,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       248,524,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        -8,200,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) 
for the District of Columbia is an independent Federal agency 
created by the National Capital Revitalization and Self-
Government Improvement Act of 1997. CSOSA acquired operational 
responsibilities for the former District agencies in charge of 
probation and parole and houses the Pretrial Services Agency 
for the District of Columbia within its framework.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $248,524,000 
for CSOSA. Of the amounts provided, $181,065,000 is for 
Community Supervision and Sex Offender Registration and 
$67,459,000 is for pretrial services. In addition to the 
regular baseline activities, the Committee's recommendation 
includes a total of $4,816,000 to remain available until 
September 30, 2022, for the costs associated with replacement 
leases and relocation of the CSOSA and an offender field 
office.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $45,858,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        42,404,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        43,569,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        -2,289,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +1,165,000
 

    The Public Defender Service (PDS) for the District of 
Columbia is an independent organization authorized by the 
National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement 
Act of 1997. PDS's purpose is to provide legal representation 
services within the District of Columbia justice system.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $43,569,000 
for PDS for the District of Columbia. In addition to the 
baseline activities, the Committee's recommendation includes 
$344,000 to remain available until September 30, 2022, for the 
costs associated with replacement leases and relocation of the 
PDS offices.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $2,150,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         1,805,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,150,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................          +345,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $2,150,000 to 
the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSIONS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................          $565,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................           536,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           600,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................           +35,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................           +64,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $325,000 for 
the CJDT, and $275,000 for the JNC.
    The Committee notes that the reduction proposed in the 
President's request would significantly impair the Commission's 
ability to conduct thorough and comprehensive investigations of 
judicial misconduct complaints and conduct examinations of 
candidates for the Judiciary in the District of Columbia.

                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $52,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        90,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        52,500,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................       -37,500,000
 

    The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, as 
reauthorized in the Financial Services and General Government 
Appropriations Act, 2018, authorizes funds to be evenly divided 
between District of Columbia Public Schools, Public Charter 
Schools, and Opportunity Scholarships.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $52,500,000 
for school improvement. Based on the statutory funding formula, 
$17,500,000 is provided for District of Columbia Public 
Schools, $17,500,000 is provided for Public Charter Schools, 
and $17,500,000 is provided for Opportunity Scholarships. The 
Committee also includes a new provision requiring schools 
participating in the SOAR program to certify compliance with 
Federal civil rights and special education laws.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NATIONAL GUARD

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................          $435,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................           413,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           435,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................           +22,000
 

    The Major General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of 
Columbia National Guard Retention and College Access Program 
pays for the costs of a tuition assistance program for guard 
members.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $435,000. The 
Committee acknowledges the unique role of the D.C. National 
Guard in addressing emergencies that may occur as a result of 
the presence of the Federal Government.

         FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR TESTING AND TREATMENT OF HIV/AIDS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $3,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         4,750,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +2,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................          +250,000
 

    Currently, two percent of the population of the District of 
Columbia has been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This percentage 
surpasses the generally accepted definition of an epidemic, 
which is 1 percent of the population.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $5,000,000 
for testing, education, and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $8,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +8,000,000
 

    The Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and 
Sewer Authority supports the D.C. Clean Rivers Project, which 
is designed to reduce combined sewer overflows to the Anacostia 
and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $8,000,000 
for implementation of the D.C. Clean Rivers project.

                     TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES


             Administrative Conference of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $3,100,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         3,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,100,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) 
studies Federal administrative procedures and processes to 
recommend improvements to the President, Congress, and other 
agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,100,000 for ACUS.

                  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was 
established under title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform 
and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111-203) as a bureau under 
the Federal Reserve System. The Act consolidated authorities 
previously shared by seven Federal agencies under Federal 
consumer protection laws in the CFPB and provided the Bureau 
with additional authorities to conduct rulemaking, supervision, 
and enforcement with respect to Federal consumer financial 
laws. Funding required to support the Bureau's operations are 
obtained from transfers from the Federal Reserve System.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee rejects the President's budget proposal to 
restructure the CFPB and place it under the appropriations 
process. The Committee strongly supports the CFPB's work to 
empower and protect consumers by regulating offerings of 
consumer financial products and enforcing violations of 
consumer financial laws and regulations. The Committee directs 
the CFPB to take aggressive action to protect consumers and 
thoroughly assess any potential changes in CFPB rules and 
regulations to ensure that consumers are not unduly harmed.
    State Insurance Referrals.--Under current law, the CFPB 
does not have the authority, in many cases, to regulate 
insurance to the extent a person is engaged in the business of 
insurance and state insurance regulators already regulate the 
insurance activities. In cases where the CFPB does not have 
authority, the Committee directs the CFPB to refer all 
investigations/enforcements to the appropriate state insurance 
commissioner.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $127,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       127,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       135,500,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +8,500,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +8,500,000
 

    The Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972 established the 
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent 
Federal regulatory agency, to reduce the risk of injury 
associated with consumer products.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $135,500,000 for the CPSC. CPSC 
has been chronically underfunded in recent years and this 
increase is meant to address unfunded priorities as identified 
by the Commission.
    The recommendation includes $1,300,000 for the Virginia 
Graeme Baker Grant Program and associated administrative costs 
to reduce the number of injuries and deaths associated with 
pools and spas.
    CPSC is directed to include in its VGB Grant Program 
solicitation explicit language indicating that some aspects of 
the grant proposal may be achieved by contracting with other 
entities, including civic organizations.
    The Committee commends the CPSC for continuing to provide 
resources for the national and grassroots ``Pool Safely'' 
campaign, a safety information and education program to reduce 
child drownings and near drowning injuries and maintain a zero 
fatality rate for drain entrapments. This multifaceted 
initiative includes consumer and industry education efforts, 
press events, partnerships, outreach, and advertising. The 
Committee expects the CPSC to maintain the fiscal year 2019 
levels for the ``Pool Safely'' campaign.
    Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROV) Safety.--Within 60 
days of enactment of this Act, CPSC is directed to begin 
submitting quarterly reports to the Committee dating back to 
October 1, 2018, that detail the following: (1) a list of all 
deaths or serious injuries associated with the use of ROVs; (2) 
a CPSC staff assessment of the adequacy of applicable voluntary 
standards in addressing any fire-related hazards and debris 
penetration hazards associated with ROVs; (3) a status update 
on changes to all applicable voluntary standards made during 
the reporting period to address the fire-related and debris 
penetration hazards CPSC staff identified; and (4) the CPSC 
staff's assessment of the technical validity of the lateral 
stability, vehicle handling, and occupant protection 
requirements in all applicable voluntary standards, based on 
the most recent incident data available at the time of the 
assessment.
    Safety Report.--Within 60 days of enactment of this Act and 
on a quarterly basis for the remainder of calendar year 2020, 
the CPSC is directed to report to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce and the Committee on Appropriations: (1) a list of all 
open cases or investigations where a death or serious injury 
has occurred associated with a consumer product, including the 
date any investigation or Office of Compliance case was opened, 
type of case, product type, hazard pattern, and disposition 
(whether it resulted in a recall, preliminary determination, 
etc.); (2) copies of all Office of Compliance reports and case 
tracking documents distributed to the Chairman, Commissioners, 
and staff; (3) number of recalls; (4) subpoenas issued and a 
record of Commission votes on any proposed or staff recommended 
subpoenas; (5) civil penalties and a record of Commission votes 
on any proposed or staff recommended penalties; (6) recall 
enforcement reports (including recall completion rates for 
largest open recalls, any audits conducted, remedial efforts, 
etc.); and (7) copies of all meeting logs from the Chairman's 
and Commissioners' office meetings.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

    Section 501. The Committee continues language prohibiting 
funds to finalize, implement, or enforce the proposed rule on 
recreational off-highway vehicles until a study is completed by 
the National Academy of Sciences.

                     Election Assistance Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $9,200,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        11,995,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,171,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +6,971,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +4,176,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $16,171,000 for the Salaries and 
Expenses of the EAC, of which $1,500,000 shall be transferred 
to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
for election reform activities authorized under HAVA and 
$2,400,000 is for EAC headquarters relocation expenses.
    Over the past several years, the EAC has been chronically 
underfunded, which has forced the agency to reduce its staffing 
levels and placed a strain on the EAC's ability to maintain 
even essential agency operations and execute its statutory 
mandates. Given the threats posed by Russia and other foreign 
actors to the U.S. democratic process, the EAC must be 
appropriately resourced to provide State and local election 
officials with the tools they need to adequately defend U.S. 
election systems. Therefore, the Committee recommendation 
includes an increase of $4,176,000 above the President's 
request to enable the EAC to perform the vital mission of 
protecting Federal elections.
    The Committee recognizes that election poll workers must be 
equipped with strategies to assist voters with diverse 
backgrounds and need to ensure an accessible and efficient 
voting process. The Committee directs the EAC to encourage 
cultural competency training in any future best practices or 
training materials produced and distributed to States.
    The Committee encourages the EAC to work with States and 
other stakeholders to incorporate the best practices and 
recommendations from the forthcoming Voluntary Voting System 
Guidelines 2.0 (and supporting documentation) into their ballot 
design and election administration procedures.
    The Committee is concerned with the threat of election 
meddling from state and non-state actors through cyberattacks 
on election and voter registration systems. The Committee 
encourages the EAC to work with NIST and the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS) to strengthen coordination with and 
outreach to State and local election officials on cybersecurity 
best practices.
    The Committee recognizes that young people historically 
vote at lower rates than any other age group. The Committee 
encourages the EAC to work with States to identify and 
disseminate best practices to increase youth voter 
participation.

                        ELECTION SECURITY GRANTS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................      $600,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................      +600,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      +600,000,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $600,000,000 for Election Security 
Grants.
    The Committee is gravely concerned with the state of the 
Nation's election system, which is antiquated and vulnerable to 
hacking, and the severe threats posed by foreign countries that 
seek to influence the U.S. election process and promote their 
strategic interests. The intelligence community confirmed that 
Russia targeted at least 21 State election systems in the lead 
up to the 2016 elections. In 2018, the intelligence community 
observed further attempts by Russia, China, Iran, and other 
foreign countries to influence election outcomes. The 2020 
elections are fast-approaching, and the Nation's election 
system is still in danger. In recognition of the urgent need to 
protect the integrity of U.S. democratic process, the Committee 
recommends robust funding to make payments to States to improve 
the security of elections for Federal office.
    The bill requires States to use payments to replace direct-
recording electronic (DRE) voting machines with voting systems 
that require the use of an individual, durable, voter-verified 
paper ballot, marked by the voter by hand or through the use of 
a non-tabulating ballot marking device or system, and made 
available for inspection and verification by the voter before 
the vote is cast and counted. Funds shall only be available to 
a State or local election jurisdiction for further election 
security improvements after a State has submitted a 
certification to the EAC that all DRE voting machines have been 
or are in the process of being replaced. Funds shall be 
available to States for the following activities to improve the 
security of elections for Federal office: implementing a post-
election, risk-limiting audit system that provides a high level 
of confidence in the accuracy of the final vote tally; 
maintaining or upgrading election-related computer systems, 
including voter registration systems, to address cyber 
vulnerabilities identified through DHS scans or similar 
assessments of existing election systems; facilitating cyber 
and risk mitigation training for State and local election 
officials; implementing established cybersecurity best 
practices for election systems; and other priority activities 
and investments identified by the EAC, in consultation with 
DHS, to improve election security. The EAC shall define in the 
Notice of Grant Award the eligible investments and activities 
for which grant funds may be used by the States. The EAC shall 
review all proposed investments to ensure funds are used for 
the purposes set forth in the Notice of Grant Award.
    The bill also requires that not less than 50 percent of the 
payment made to a State be allocated in cash or in kind to 
local government entities responsible for the administration of 
elections for Federal office.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $339,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       335,660,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       339,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +3,340,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $339,000,000 for the Salaries and 
Expenses of the FCC, all of which is to be derived from 
offsetting collections. The Committee also includes a cap of 
$132,538,680 for the administration of spectrum auctions.
    Broadband Access.--The Committee strongly encourages the 
FCC to continue to allocate Universal Service Fund (USF) funds 
for broadband expansion in rural and economically disadvantaged 
areas. The Committee believes the deployment of broadband in 
rural and economically disadvantaged areas is a driver of 
economic development, jobs, and new education opportunities and 
expects the FCC to prioritize efforts to ensure that rural 
areas and other unserved areas have service that is reasonably 
comparable to urban areas. Furthermore, the Committee is 
concerned about the quality of broadband availability 
information used by the FCC to allocate USF funding. The 
Committee directs the FCC to improve the quality of its 
broadband maps to ensure that unserved areas are accurately 
identified and to report to the Committee within 180 days of 
enactment of this Act the steps the FCC has taken to improve 
mapping quality and the impact of those steps.
    Broadcaster Relocation.--The Consolidated Appropriations 
Act, 2018 (P.L. 115-141) provided an additional $1,000,000,000 
over two years to the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund to 
reimburse the service and equipment costs of channel relocation 
incurred by the broadcast industry, as well as provide 
financial assistance to FM stations, TV translators, and Low 
Power stations. The Committee is aware of concerns about the 
length of time and funds available to broadcasters to repack 
stations and the Committee intends to monitor this issue 
closely. Both broadcasters and entities who purchased spectrum 
participated in good faith to make the incentive auction 
successful. The Committee supported FCC's administration of the 
incentive auction and expects the FCC to take into careful 
consideration any participating entity's concerns.
    Territories and Tribal Lands.--The Committee is concerned 
about the disparity in access to broadband between the 
territories, tribal lands, and the 50 states. The Committee 
encourages the FCC to implement policies that increase 
broadband access and adoption in these areas.
    Tribal Access to Broadband.--The Committee is concerned 
about disparities in access to communications services on 
Tribal lands. The Committee directs the FCC to continue to 
spend no less than $500,000 on regulatory, administrative, 
consultation, and other work by the Office of Native Affairs 
and Policy (ONAP) and associated work from other bureaus and 
offices in support of ONAP.
    Transmissions of Local Television Programming.--The 
bipartisan Satellite Television Extension and Localism 
Reauthorization (STELAR) Act of 2014 was enacted to promote 
consumers' access to television broadcast station signals that 
originate in their state of residence, with an emphasis on 
localism and the cultural and economic importance of local 
programming. Congress's intent was to ensure Americans have 
access to local broadcast and media content. The Committee 
notes that many broadcast stations do not neatly conform to 
Nielsen-measured designated market area boundaries, preventing 
many satellite television viewers from accessing local news, 
politics, sports, and emergency programming. The Committee 
notes that despite the reforms made in STELAR, many communities 
continue to struggle with market modification petitions. The 
Committee is particularly concerned with the lack of clarity 
regarding the technical and economic feasibility requirement. 
In reviewing this requirement, the FCC should provide a full 
analysis to ensure decisions on market modification are 
comprehensively reviewed and STELAR's intent to promote 
localism is retained, including closely evaluating all claims 
of technical or economic infeasibility to ensure that such 
carriage is truly infeasible and that the FCC is not relying on 
crude proxies for feasibility, such as whether a satellite 
provider happens to be retransmitting a station's signal at 
that particular time.
    Hurricane Restoration.--The Committee is gravely concerned 
by ongoing delays in restoring essential communications 
services in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), and 
other areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and other 
storms. The Committee commends the FCC for providing an 
immediate infusion of additional funds to Puerto Rico and the 
U.S. Virgin Islands for network restoration following 
Hurricanes Irma and Maria but is alarmed by the lack of 
progress on a long-term funding plan for these areas. The 
Committee directs the FCC to prioritize finalizing rules for 
Stage 2 funding of the Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and the 
Connect USVI Fund.
    Hurricane Recovery and Resilience.--The Committee is 
troubled that the FCC has not taken more aggressive steps to 
promote network resiliency to mitigate the impact of future 
weather events on communications networks. The Committee 
directs the FCC to provide a report within 90 days of the 
enactment of this Act detailing the latest status on efforts to 
re-establish communications capabilities in Puerto Rico and the 
U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and 
Maria. The report must include the total amount of agency funds 
used by month to restore telecommunications services in these 
areas; steps taken to ensure that funds provided to 
telecommunications providers were used properly; the level of 
coordination with other federal agencies and local authorities 
to restore telecommunications capabilities; the level of 
outreach to local stakeholders and telecommunications 
providers; impediments that prevented a rapid restoration of 
telecommunications services; and lessons learned that will help 
prepare for another disaster of such magnitude. In addition, 
the report must include a list of all actions the FCC has taken 
to mitigate the impact of future storms on communications 
networks, including any actions undertaken in response to an 
FCC investigation, report, or recommendation into a hurricane 
event completed or initiated in the last five years.
    Robocalls.--The Committee is gravely concerned about the 
rapidly growing problem of robocalls and understands that the 
Commission receives more consumer complaints about robocalls 
than any other single issue. The Commission is directed to 
provide a report to the Committee within 90 days of enactment 
of this Act detailing the estimated number of robocalls each 
year for the past five fiscal years, the total number of 
consumer complaints about robocalls and unwanted calls received 
each year for the past five years, and the status of compliance 
by providers with any voluntary actions requested by the FCC or 
commitments proactively offered by providers relating to 
robocalls.
    Robocall Division.--The Committee directs the Commission to 
provide to the Committee within 90 days of enactment of this 
Act a detailed plan and timeline for potentially creating a 
Robocall Division within the Enforcement Bureau that 
consolidates staff and other agency resources dedicated to 
enforcing violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act 
(TCPA) and other relevant robocall statutes and regulations.
    Robocall Penalty Collection.--The Committee is aware of 
significant delays in effectively collecting and enforcing 
financial penalties levied under the TCPA and is, therefore, 
concerned that these fines serve as an insufficient deterrent 
to potential TCPA violators. The Committee urges the FCC to 
regularly discuss collections of these fees with the Department 
of Justice to ensure timely collection and to report to the 
Committee every three months after enactment of this Act on the 
status of collected and uncollected penalties.
    USF Contribution Reform.--In recognition of the ongoing 
rapidly changing communications industry landscape, the 
Committee believes it is imperative that the FCC work with the 
Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service to release for 
public comment recommendations for USF contribution reform and 
to take action as is deemed necessary to resolve inequities in 
the current contributions structure and ensure the long-term 
sustainability and viability of the USF programs.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

    Section 510. The Committee extends an exemption from the 
Antideficiency Act for the USF.
    Section 511. The Committee continues language prohibiting 
the FCC from changing rules governing the USF regarding single 
connection or primary line restrictions.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $42,982,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        42,982,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        42,982,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $42,982,000 from the Deposit 
Insurance Fund and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance 
Corporation (FSLIC) Resolution Fund to finance the OIG.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $71,250,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        70,537,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        71,497,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................          +247,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................          +960,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $71,497,000 for the Salaries and 
Expenses of the FEC.
    The Committee is concerned that the FEC has not adequately 
assessed its human capital needs, including the impact of the 
growth in small-dollar donations on the agency's workload and 
staffing requirements. The Committee encourages the FEC to 
develop a workforce planning process to ensure the agency is 
appropriately staffed to meet its mission.
    Engagement in the political process is one of the hallmarks 
of our democracy. Americans are increasingly turning to social 
media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, to 
engage in the political process. Indeed, spending on digital 
political advertising reached a record $1,400,000,000 in the 
2016 election cycle. Yet our campaign finance laws do not 
require any meaningful transparency about who is behind 
political advertisements run on digital platforms. Therefore, 
the Committee directs the Commission to submit a report, within 
90 days of the date of enactment of this Act, on how the 
Commission plans to address the disparity in disclosure 
requirements for broadcast advertisements and online political 
advertisements.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $26,200,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        24,890,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        24,890,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        -1,310,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $24,890,000 for the FLRA.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $309,700,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       312,300,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       349,700,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       +40,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................       +37,400,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $349,700,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the FTC. The Congressional Budget Office estimates 
$141,000,000 of collections from Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger 
filing fees and $18,000,000 of collections from Do-Not-Call 
list fees, which partially offset the appropriation requirement 
for this account.
    The Committee is highly concerned by increasing instances 
of fraudulent or deceptive data collection practices and other 
violations of consumer protection laws, as well as by 
increasing concentration in technology and other markets. 
Accordingly, the Committee provides the FTC with substantial 
additional resources to increase both its enforcement of 
antitrust statutes and its capacity to investigate unfair, 
deceptive, and fraudulent business practices. Within the total 
amount provided for the FTC, $194,700,000 is for protecting 
consumers and $155,000,000 is for promoting competition.
    Fraudulent Calls to Seniors.--The Committee notes that 
there has been a significant uptick in fraudulent telephone 
calls to seniors from people claiming to represent the Social 
Security Administration. In many cases, these callers are 
spoofing the actual Social Security hotline number to appear on 
the recipient's phone. The Committee urges FTC to prioritize 
investigations into robocalls that attempt to defraud senior 
citizens.
    Fraudulent Health Care Calls.--The Committee is aware of 
the growing practice of robocallers attempting to commit 
financial fraud by targeting health care providers and 
patients. In some cases, callers use a spoofed number, making 
it appear like they are calling from a hospital or physician 
office, and seek to obtain sensitive health-related or finance-
related information about patients. In other cases, callers 
posing as agents of the Department of Justice or relevant 
credentialing authorities contact hospitals, questioning the 
licensing of physicians working at the hospital. These 
practices pose a direct threat to patients and providers, and 
they undermine the integrity and trust that are vital 
components of the patient-physician and patient-hospital 
relationship. The Committee urges the FTC to prioritize 
investigations into robocalls that attempt to defraud patients, 
physicians, hospitals, and other health care stakeholders.
    Non-Foreign Areas.--The Committee remains concerned that 
some companies and corporations engaged in interstate commerce 
are unwilling to ship products to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, 
and the other territories, even though the Postal Service and 
private shipping companies serve these areas. The Committee 
believes that these non-foreign areas must be afforded equal 
treatment to the other 48 states. The Committee requests the 
FTC to work with the Postal Service on recommendations and 
outreach materials to address these inequalities in interstate 
commerce and to provide a report to the Committee within 120 
days of the enactment of this Act.
    Unproven Stem Cell Products.--The Committee commends the 
FTC for its recent enforcement actions against companies making 
deceptive health claims about the safety and efficacy of 
unapproved and unproven stem cell products. Unproven stem cell 
products have put many patients at risk and resulted in 
patients being blinded, paralyzed, and infected with dangerous 
pathogens. The Committee encourages the FTC to continue to 
prioritize enforcement actions against companies making 
deceptive and unproven health claims regarding the safety and 
efficacy of unapproved stem cell-based products. Further, the 
Committee encourages the FTC to continue to coordinate with the 
Food and Drug Administration to optimize its enforcement and 
consumer education activities.
    Cryptocurrency.--Cryptocurrencies are digital assets that 
use cryptography to secure or verify transactions and are an 
important innovation with the potential to improve financial 
services and fuel open source software networks. They are not 
created by a government or central bank, but they can be 
exchanged for U.S. dollars or other government-backed 
currencies. As consumer interest in cryptocurrencies has grown, 
so have scams such as deceptive investment and business 
opportunities, bait-and-switch schemes, and deceptively 
marketed mining machines. The Committee directs the FTC to work 
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, other financial 
regulators, and public and private stakeholders, as 
appropriate, to identify and investigate allegations of fraud 
in the cryptocurrencies market to empower and protect 
consumers.
    Contact Lenses.--In May, the FTC released a Supplemental 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking detailing potential adjustments 
to its proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule. This ensures 
that the FTC will receive additional input from the public and 
stakeholders on potential improvements to the rule to address 
patient safety and enforcement mechanisms, among other issues. 
The Committee urges the FTC to address the need for the 
prescription verification process to be modernized to provide 
for adequate enforcement of the law.

                    General Services Administration

    The Committee continues several reporting requirements for 
the General Services Administration.
    Takings and Exchanges.--Using existing statutory 
authorities, GSA has been working to dispose of properties that 
no longer meet the needs of Federal agencies in exchange for 
assets of like value. Some of these exchanges are very complex 
in nature and involve multi-year, multi-party, and multi-
billion dollar contracts. In addition, GSA also has the 
statutory authority to take properties. The Committee believes 
that in some instances, employing such authorities can result 
in savings to the taxpayer when appropriately executed. As 
such, the Committee expects to be kept informed of these 
activities. To provide increased transparency, the 
Administrator is directed to report to the Committee not later 
than 30 days after the end of each quarter on the use of these 
authorities. The report shall include a description of all 
takings and exchange actions that occurred or were considered 
during the most recently completed quarter of the fiscal year, 
including the costs, benefits, and risks for each action. The 
report shall also include the planned or considered use of 
takings and exchange authorities during the remainder of the 
fiscal year, including the costs, benefits, and risks of each 
action.
    Spending Report.--Within 50 days after the end of each 
quarter, GSA is directed to submit a spending report to the 
Committee. The reports shall include actual obligations 
incurred and estimated obligations for the remainder of the 
fiscal year for each appropriation in the Federal Buildings 
Fund and regular discretionary appropriations. The reports must 
also include obligations by object class, program, project, and 
activity.
    State of the Portfolio.--Not later than 45 days after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit 
to the Committee a report on the state of the Public Buildings 
Service's real estate portfolio for fiscal year 2019. The 
content included in the report shall be comparable to the 
tabular information provided in past State of the Portfolio 
reports, including, but not limited to, the number of leases; 
the number of buildings; amount of square feet, revenue, 
expenses by type, and vacant space; top customers by square 
feet and annual rent; and completed new construction, completed 
major repairs and alterations, and disposals, in total and by 
region where appropriate.
    Land Ports of Entry State of the Portfolio.--Within 90 days 
of the date of enactment of this Act, GSA is directed to 
provide the Committee a report on the state of the land ports 
of entry portfolio. The content of this report shall include, 
but shall not be limited to, a prioritized list of new 
construction and major repairs and alterations projects.
    Rental Rates.--The Committee expects GSA to provide 
workspace for its customers at commercially-comparable rental 
rates and at a superior value to the taxpayer. The Committee 
directs GSA to provide a report describing GSA's methodology 
for calculating rental rates for Congressional offices located 
in Federal Courthouses within 45 days of the date of enactment 
of this Act.
    Design Services.--The Committee recognizes the need for 
transparency and oversight of Federally funded design services 
and construction projects to ensure responsible, cost-
effective, and fair procurement practices. The Committee 
supports efforts to ensure proper transparency and oversight of 
such design services and construction projects, which are often 
complex and site specific. Within six months of the enactment 
of this Act, GSA is directed to submit a report to the 
Committee addressing the enforcement of any existing 
regulations requiring that independent design professionals be 
consulted on Federally funded design services and construction 
projects, as prescribed by the Brooks Act and Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Part 36. The report should include how 
many violations have been identified over the last five years 
and any steps GSA has taken to mitigate any future violations.
    Industrial Controls.--The Committee is concerned about the 
vulnerability of industrial control systems in Federal 
buildings. Modernized electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic 
systems can improve energy management and reduce operating 
costs at Federal facilities; however, higher connectivity to 
these systems exposes exploitable vulnerabilities and increases 
the threat from potential cyberattacks. The Committee directs 
GSA to study the vulnerabilities of industrial control systems 
in Federal buildings under its custody, control, and 
jurisdiction, which it is responsible to operate, and report 
back within 120 days of enactment of this Act with an analysis 
of related critical vulnerabilities, supporting IT network 
infrastructure considerations, and the required resources 
needed to improve the environment and mitigate the cyber 
threats.

                        REAL PROPERTY ACTIVITIES

                         FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND

                 LIMITATIONS ON AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2019..........    $9,285,082,000
Limitation on availability, budget request, fiscal        10,203,596,000
 year 2020............................................
Recommended in the bill...............................     9,059,112,000
Bill compared with:
  Availability limitation, fiscal year 2019...........      -225,970,000
  Availability limitation, fiscal year 2020 request...    -1,144,484,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation on the availability 
of funds of $9,059,112,000 for the FBF. Within this total, 
$333,322,000 is for construction, $848,894,000 is for repairs 
and alterations, $5,493,390,000 is for rental of space, and 
$2,383,506,000 is for building operations.
    Historically, prior to obligating funds for prospectus-
level construction, alterations, or leases, GSA has waited for 
the project to be authorized through a resolution approved by 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the House 
and the Committee on Environment and Public Works in the Senate 
as required by title 40 of the United States Code and in 
accordance with the proviso included in the FBF appropriations 
limiting the obligation of funds to prospectus-level projects 
approved by the authorizing committees. The Committee supports 
this process and believes that prospectus-level projects 
warrant a thorough review from both the Committee and the 
authorizing committees. The Committee expects GSA to continue 
to follow this process.
    Old Post Office Lease Agreement.--The Committee is deeply 
concerned by the findings of a January 2019 report from GSA's 
Office of Inspector General that, when managing the lease of 
the Old Post Office Building to the Trump Old Post Office, LLC, 
the Administration failed to take the Emoluments Clauses of the 
U.S. Constitution and Section 37.19 of the lease itself into 
proper account. Therefore, the GSA Office of General Counsel, 
in consultation with the Department of Justice Office of Legal 
Counsel, is directed to conduct a formal legal review of the 
lease, including the legal obligations which the GSA faces to 
ensure that the lease is being complied with and is itself in 
compliance with the law, including the U.S. Constitution. If 
the review concludes that the current lease is in violation of 
the law, the review shall also include a plan for GSA to 
rectify these violations. Within 180 days, GSA is directed to 
transmit an update to the Committee on the full findings of the 
review, including any potential plans for modification or 
termination of the terms of the lease.
    Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Court 
Space.--The Committee is concerned with the lack of necessary 
facilities for Immigration Judges on the U.S.-Mexico border. 
For fiscal year 2019 Congress authorized 534 Immigration 
Judges. However, the Committee notes that EOIR only has 426 
courtrooms. Therefore, the Committee directs GSA to take 
direction from EOIR on its new space requirements. The 
Committee further directs GSA to conduct market research and 
market surveys, with EOIR's program of requirements, that are 
geographically adjacent to the southwest border with the 
purpose of identifying potential facilities that can be used as 
immigration courtrooms from Federal, State, local, and private 
sources, including courtrooms where the cases of detained 
aliens or aliens subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols 
may be heard either in-person or by video teleconferencing. The 
Committee expects GSA to use a turn-key leasing approach, when 
possible, for court space acquisition. Furthermore, in Federal 
locations along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Committee 
encourages GSA to identify and prioritize the acquisition of 
available space for use by EOIR as courtrooms, including 
courtrooms where the cases of detained aliens or aliens subject 
to the Migrant Protection Protocols may be heard, either in-
person or by video teleconferencing. Finally, the Committee 
directs GSA to submit a report on its efforts within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act.
    FBI Headquarters Consolidation.--The Committee notes that 
there is no current plan to proceed with construction of a new 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters. As such, 
the recommendation does not include funding for this effort. 
The Committee encourages GSA to work with the FBI to submit a 
prospectus for a new consolidated headquarters in the National 
Capital Region that meets Interagency Security Committee Level 
V security standards.

                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION

 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2019..........      $958,900,000
Limitation on availability, budget request, fiscal           649,290,000
 year 2020............................................
Recommended in the bill...............................       333,322,000
Bill compared with:
  Availability limitation, fiscal year 2019...........      -625,578,000
  Availability limitation, fiscal year 2020 request...      -315,968,000
 

    The construction and acquisition fund finances the project 
cost of design, construction, management and inspection of new 
Federal facilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $333,322,000 for 
the following projects:

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               State                     Description          Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
CA................................  Calexico, United         $85,000,000
                                     States Land Port of
                                     Entry.
AZ................................  San Luis, United        $248,322,000
                                     States Land Port of
                                     Entry.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee is concerned that many of our land ports of 
entry on the southwest border were either not designed to 
accommodate asylum seekers or do not have adequate space to 
process the large numbers of asylum seekers who legally present 
themselves for primary inspection by CBP officers. The lack of 
processing space at land ports of entry strands vulnerable 
asylum seekers in Mexico and leads some to attempt to cross 
illegally in more remote locations between the ports of entry, 
further overwhelming U.S. Border Patrol resources.
    Therefore, the Committee directs GSA, in conjunction with 
CBP, to explore establishing a Center of Excellence to 
prioritize Construction and Acquisition program funding for 
major repairs and alterations at southwest border land ports of 
entry that have the highest number of asylum seekers. The 
Administrator is directed to report to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations within 60 days of enactment of 
this Act on the prioritization of and investments for all 
Capital Program--Construction and Acquisition projects.
    Native Plant Materials.--GSA has maintained a steadfast 
commitment to promoting sustainability in the over 9,000 assets 
that fall under its purview. A valuable element in advancing 
this overall sustainability strategy involves the integration 
of regionally-adapted native plant materials into the grounds 
and, as appropriate, structures of Federal properties. 
Accordingly, the Committee instructs the GSA to develop and 
implement a program whereby the sponsors of any development 
project involving a Federal facility with a footprint that 
exceeds 5,000 square feet are directed to use site planning, 
design, construction and maintenance strategies for the 
property that integrate, to the maximum extent technically 
feasible, the use of locally-adapted native plant materials in 
all natural spaces, including where feasible roofs and other 
appropriate portions of the structure.
    Mexico-America Border Coordinator.--Mexico is the second 
largest importer of all goods to the U.S., in addition to being 
the second largest recipient of all goods exported by the U.S. 
The Committee is concerned that the lack of coordination 
between Department of Homeland Security-Customs and Border 
Protection, GSA, the Department of Transportation, and other 
relevant Federal agencies is hampering freight infrastructure 
development at the southwest border, which is critical to 
maintaining this bilateral trade relationship. Therefore, the 
Committee directs GSA to designate a border infrastructure 
coordinator in each region along the southwest border to 
facilitate more efficient development of these projects and to 
coordinate with their appropriate counterpart within the 
Mexican government. The Committee further directs GSA to submit 
a report within 120 days of the enactment of this Act on its 
efforts in this regard.

                        REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS

 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2019..........      $663,219,000
Limitation on availability, budget request, fiscal         1,662,410,000
 year 2020............................................
Recommended in the bill...............................       848,894,000
Bill compared with:
  Availability limitation, fiscal year 2019...........      +185,675,000
  Availability limitation, fiscal year 2020 request...      -813,516,000
 

    The repairs and alterations activity funds the project cost 
of design, construction, management, and inspection for the 
repair, alteration, and modernization of existing real estate 
assets in addition to various special programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $848,894,000 to 
remain available until expended for repairs and alterations.
    Major Repairs and Alterations.--The Committee recommends 
$436,837,000 for repairs and alterations projects that exceed 
the prospectus threshold. The funds are provided to address 
GSA's highest priority facility needs. The Committee directs 
GSA to submit a detailed plan, by project, regarding the use of 
Major Repairs and Alterations funds, not later than 45 days 
after enactment of this Act. GSA is further directed to provide 
notification to the Committee no less than 15 days prior to any 
changes in the use of these funds.
    Basic Repairs and Alterations.--The Committee recommends 
$382,057,000 for non-recurring repairs and alterations projects 
between $10,000 and the current prospectus threshold of 
$3,095,000.
    Fire and Life Safety.--The Committee recommends $30,000,000 
to improve building safety, abate hazardous material, and 
repair structural deficiencies. These projects include, but are 
not limited to, fire alarm, sprinkler, electrical, ventilation, 
heating, and elevator systems.

                            RENTAL OF SPACE

 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2019..........    $5,418,845,000
Limitation on availability, budget request, fiscal         5,508,390,000
 year 2020............................................
Recommended in the bill...............................     5,493,390,000
Bill compared with:
  Availability limitation, fiscal year 2019...........       +74,545,000
  Availability limitation, fiscal year 2020 request...       -15,000,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $5,493,390,000 for 
rental of space. The Committee expects GSA to continue its 
efforts to reduce its leased inventory.
    High Security Space.--The Committee directs GSA to 
implement the recommendations of ``GSA Should Inform Tenant 
Agencies When Leasing High-Security Space from Foreign 
Owners'', GAO-17-195, which recommends that GSA determine 
whether the beneficial owner of high-security space that GSA 
leases is a foreign entity and, if so, share that information 
with the tenant agencies so they can adequately assess and 
mitigate any security risks. Additionally, the Committee 
requests that GSA provide a briefing to the Committee on 
efforts to implement this recommendation within 120 days of 
enactment of this Act.
    Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation Activities.--
The Committee directs GSA to examine whether funds made 
available to the Pennsylvania Avenue Activities account within 
the Federal Building Fund can address infrastructure 
deficiencies in Federal buildings formerly under the 
jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development 
Corporation. The Committee is aware of challenges facing 
tenants at the Federal building located at 1300 Pennsylvania 
that have not been adequately addressed. For example, the 
National Children's Museum, a congressionally designated 
organization as mandated in Public Law 108-81, has encountered 
issues related to out-of-date ductwork plans and an 
insufficient amount of square footage. The Committee is 
interested in understanding GSA's authority to remedy such 
problems using the Pennsylvania Avenue Activities account 
within the Federal Building Fund. Within 90 days of the 
enactment of this Act, the Committee directs GSA to submit a 
report to the Committee on how it can use funds in the 
Pennsylvania Avenue Activities account within the Federal 
Building Fund to address infrastructure deficiencies in Federal 
buildings located within the footprint of the Pennsylvania 
Avenue Development Corporation.

                          BUILDING OPERATIONS

 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2019..........    $2,244,118,000
Limitation on availability, budget request, fiscal         2,383,506,000
 year 2020............................................
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,383,506,000
Bill compared with:
  Availability limitation, fiscal year 2019...........      +139,388,000
  Availability limitation, fiscal year 2020 request...             - - -
 

    The building operations account funds services that 
directly benefit Federal agencies in GSA-owned buildings and 
occasionally in GSA-leased buildings when not provided by the 
lessor, such as building security, cleaning, utilities, window 
washing, snow removal, pest control, and maintenance of 
heating, air conditioning, ventilating, plumbing, sewage, 
electrical, elevator, escalator, and fire protection systems. 
In addition, this account funds all the personnel and 
administrative expenses for carrying out construction and 
acquisition, repair and alteration, and leasing activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $2,383,506,000 for 
Building Operations and Maintenance. Within this amount, 
$1,197,045,000 is for building services and $1,186,461,000 is 
for salaries and expenses. Up to five percent of the funds may 
be transferred between these activities upon the advance 
notification to the Committee. Not later than 60 days after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit a 
spend plan, by region, regarding the use of these funds to the 
Committee.

                           GENERAL ACTIVITIES

                         GOVERNMENT-WIDE POLICY

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $60,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        65,843,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        65,843,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +5,843,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $65,843,000 for Government-wide 
Policy.
    City-Pair Program.--GSA is charged with implementing the 
Fly America Act, P.L. 93-623, which is accomplished through the 
City-Pair Program. This Act requires travel paid for by the 
U.S. Government to be conducted by U.S. air carriers as defined 
by 49 U.S.C. Section 41102. The Committee is concerned that GSA 
has awarded long-haul international travel contracts to U.S. 
air carriers that do not have aircraft of sufficient range and 
payload capable of performing each segment of the awarded 
transportation in a commercially reasonable manner. These 
awards are being flown by foreign air carriers, undermining the 
purpose of the Fly America Act, which is to encourage to the 
maximum extent feasible travel to and from the United States on 
United States carriers. GSA must provide a report to the 
Committee on foreign air carriers servicing routes in the 
manner indicated above within 60 days of enactment of this Act. 
The Committee expects that the GSA will use these reports to 
inform their contract awards under the City-Pair Program for 
fiscal year 2020.
    Building Design.--The Committee recognizes the importance 
of mitigating bird deaths due to collisions and encourages the 
incorporation of materials and design features for each public 
building constructed, acquired, or altered by GSA to have at 
least 90 percent of the facade material from ground level to 40 
feet not be composed of glass or employ one or more of the 
following: (a) elements mounted outside the glass that 
eliminate reflectivity; (b) UV patterned glass; (c) patterned 
glass which restricts horizontal spaces to less than 2 inches 
high or vertical spaces less than 4 inches wide; and (d) 
opaque, etched, stained, or frosted glass. The Committee 
recognizes that with the increase in local and state bird 
friendly building ordinances and guidelines in states like 
California and Minnesota that there is an increasing need for a 
uniform minimum federal standard.
    Internet of Things.--The Committee notes that the emerging 
internet of things will result in billions of internet-
connected devices ranging from small home appliances to 
complex, industrial automation systems. As the number of 
internet-connected devices continues to grow, so does the 
vulnerability to cyberattacks. In order to combat this 
malicious activity, the Committee directs the GSA, in 
consultation with OMB, to take specific steps within its 
procurement process for government-owned devices to ensure that 
high-risk IoT applications include relevant security mechanisms 
that are consistent with international standards. The Committee 
directs GSA to provide a report on the agency's plans to 
implement these security mechanisms to the Committee within 180 
days of enactment of this Act.
    Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Solutions.--The 
Committee is aware that the GSA Office of Inspector General has 
identified the need to improve the cybersecurity posture within 
GSA encompassing sensitive data and control systems. The 
Committee directs GSA, within 120 days of enactment of this 
Act, to report on the acceleration of adoption of CDM solutions 
to better secure its information assets and data.
    Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions.--GSA plays a critical 
role in assisting Federal agencies with the acquisition of 
telecom services in an efficient, timely, and cost-effective 
manner. While the Committee understands the challenges Federal 
agencies face transitioning telecommunication services from one 
set of contracts to another, the Committee believes it is 
important for the GSA to effectively apply lessons learned from 
prior transitions. According to the GAO's December 5, 2013 
Report, ``TELECOMMUNICATIONS: GSA Needs to Share and Prioritize 
Lessons Learned to Avoid Future Transition Delays,'' GAO-14-63, 
in prior telecommunications transitions, delays in 
transitioning away from dated contract vehicles resulted in 
missed savings opportunities, increased transition costs, and 
narrower ranges of products and services. GSA's Enterprise 
Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract presents Federal 
agencies with opportunities to transition existing services to 
a more modern contract vehicle that offers significant savings 
and the ability to choose a provider that offers seamless 
support, a nationwide footprint, and the capability to offer 
services that are not limited to a single underlying carrier's 
network or product offering. The Committee is aware that EIS is 
structured to maximize competition by providing Federal 
agencies with the opportunity to receive best value by 
logically grouping together relevant services in multiple fair 
opportunity task orders as opposed to limiting competition by 
awarding unrelated services to a single service provider that 
provides the broadest array of products and services. To ensure 
a timely and efficient transition to EIS, the Committee directs 
GSA to instruct each agency to adopt an updated transition 
management plan and an integrated transition time line, as 
recommend by GAO. Further, the Committee directs GSA to provide 
a report, no later than 60 days following enactment of this 
Act, detailing steps taken to ensure a timely and efficient 
transition to EIS that maximizes competition, efficiencies, and 
taxpayer savings as described above.
    High Performance Leasing.--The Administration has committed 
time and resources to develop lease procedures to reduce 
utility consumption, optimize building performance, and save 
taxpayer funds on leasing inefficient facilities, in light of 
its statutory obligation to provide for implementation of cost-
effective energy and water efficiency measures throughout 
Federally leased properties. The Committee expects GSA to 
follow statutory requirements and implement its policies for 
leases, including compliance with the ENERGY STAR building 
certification lease policies and procedures in applicable 
projects. The Committee further encourages GSA to develop and 
implement mechanisms to improve landlord compliance with energy 
provisions of leases for Federal space.
    Green Building Certification.--The Committee recognizes the 
importance of incorporating energy and water efficiency in 
constructing, modernizing and operating Federal facilities to 
save taxpayer money and meet Federal goals. To the extent that 
GSA utilizes certification systems in achieving this objective, 
the systems should comply with the Department of Energy final 
rule on Green Building Certification Systems for Federal 
Buildings. 79 Fed. Reg. 61.563, 10 C.F.R. 433.300, 435.300.
    First Aid Kit Enhancements.--The Committee is aware that 
first aid products endorsed by the Department of Defense's 
Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care help to reduce death 
or trauma as a result of bleeding. To improve outcomes in 
crisis situations, the Committee encourages the GSA to consult 
with the Department of Defense's Committee on Tactical Combat 
Casualty Care and determine whether it is appropriate to 
incorporate CoTCC approved items in first aid kits in Federal 
buildings, Federal courthouses and Federal law enforcement 
vehicles.
    Electronic Waste Recycling.--The Committee recognizes the 
importance of electronic waste recycling (e-recycling) within 
the U.S. Government. Proper e-recycling of products such as 
televisions, computers, and cellphones conserves natural 
resources, ensures appropriate handling of toxic materials, 
provides a more sustainable source of precious metals, and 
protects human health and the environment. The Committee 
directs GSA to report on its efforts to promote e-recycling in 
the Federal government no later than 180 days after the 
enactment of this Act.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $49,440,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        49,440,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        49,440,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    This account provides appropriations for activities that 
are not feasible for a user fee arrangement. Included under 
this heading are personal property utilization and donation 
activities of the Federal Acquisition Service; real property 
utilization and disposal activities of the PBS; select 
management and administration activities including support of 
government-wide emergency management activities; and top-level, 
agency-wide management communication activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $49,440,000 for operating 
expenses. Within the amount provided under this heading, 
$26,890,000 is for Real and Personal Property Management and 
Disposal, and $22,550,000 is for the Office of the 
Administrator.
    Federal Real Property Profile.--The Committee understands 
that the GSA Federal Real Property Profile (FRPP) has been 
making progress on the use of geospatial technology and the 
transparency of the data. However, the Committee is aware of 
the problem in gathering Federal real property data created by 
the exemption language for Federal lands found in Executive 
Order 13327. This exemption denies GSA the ability to collect 
meaningful data from large landholding agencies within the 
Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture. 
The Committee is also aware that Section 7 of the Executive 
Order provides flexibility for the Interior and Agriculture 
Departments to still contribute their data into the FRPP. The 
Committee expects GSA to increase the transparency, accuracy, 
and accountability with both of these Departments given the 
expansive amount of data which could be added to the FRPP.

                   CIVILIAN BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $9,301,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         9,301,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,301,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    This account provides appropriations for the Civilian Board 
of Contract Appeals (CBCA). The CBCA is charged with 
facilitating the prompt, efficient, and inexpensive resolution 
of disputes through the use of alternate dispute resolution.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,301,000 for the Civilian Board 
of Contract Appeals.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $65,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        68,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        68,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +3,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $68,000,000 for the OIG.

           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $4,796,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         3,851,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,851,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................          -945,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    This appropriation provides pensions, office staff, and 
related expenses for former Presidents Jimmy Carter, William 
Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,851,000 for allowances and 
office staff for former Presidents.

                     FEDERAL CITIZEN SERVICES FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $55,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        58,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        53,400,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        -1,600,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        -5,000,000
 

    The Federal Citizen Services Fund (the Fund) provides for 
the salaries and expenses of GSA's Office of Citizen Services 
and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT). The Fund enables citizen 
access and engagement with government through an array of 
operational programs and direct citizen-facing services. The 
Fund also provides electronic or other methods of access to and 
understanding of Federal information, benefits, and services to 
citizens, businesses, local governments, and the media.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $53,400,000 for the Federal 
Citizen Services Fund. The Committee expects that the funds 
provided for these activities, combined with efficiency gains 
and resource prioritization, will result in increased delivery 
of information to the public and in the ease of transaction 
with the government. The recommendation does not include 
funding to support an OPM IT transition.
    FedRAMP.--The Federal Risk and Authorization Management 
(FedRAMP) Program is a Government-wide program that provides a 
standardized approach to security assessments, authorization, 
and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. 
FedRAMP is designed to substantially increase the number of GSA 
and customer agency cloud computing and operating services, 
systems, deployments, and products with FedRAMP authorizations. 
The Committee notes that in fiscal year 2019, GSA allocated 
$10,497,000 toward these activities and urges GSA to continue 
such an investment in this area.
    Open Government.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$5,000,000 for implementation of the OPEN Government Data Act's 
(Title II of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking 
Act, Public Law 115-435) Sec. 3511 requirements. Specifically, 
these funds are to be used to support the establishment and 
maintenance of a Federal Data Catalogue, implementation support 
to Federal agencies for the requirement of Comprehensive Data 
Inventories, and the establishment of an open data best 
practices online repository, including additional personnel 
dedicated to operational and standards setting support 
functions.

                  PRE-ELECTION PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        $9,620,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,620,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +9,620,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    This appropriation supports activities authorized by the 
Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010, Public Law 
111-283. These activities include providing suitable office 
space for Pre-Election transition activities, acquiring 
communication services and information technology equipment, 
and purchasing of supplies associated with the transition.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,620,000 for costs associate 
with Pre-election Presidential transition activities.

                     TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZATION FUND

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $25,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       150,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        35,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       +10,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      -115,000,000
 

    This account provides appropriations for the Technology 
Modernization Fund (TMF), which is a full cost recovery fund 
that finances the transition of IT systems for Federal agencies 
to modern IT platforms.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $35,000,000 for the TMF. The 
Committee encourages GSA and the TMF Board to prioritize and 
fund those projects that have the most significant impact on 
mission enhancement and that most effectively modernize 
citizen-facing services, including updating public facing 
websites, modernizing forms, and digitizing government 
processes.

                ASSET PROCEEDS AND SPACE MANAGEMENT FUND

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $25,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        31,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       -25,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................       -31,000,000
 

    This account provides appropriations for the purposes of 
carrying out actions pursuant to the recommendations of the 
Public Buildings Reform Board consistent with Public Law 114-
287.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funds for the Asset Proceeds 
and Space Management Fund (the Fund). The Committee notes that, 
nearly three years after the Fund was authorized, the 
Administration has still not selected a Chairman of the Public 
Buildings Reform Board, which is responsible for making 
recommendations on how the Fund should be administered. Because 
of the inaction by the Administration, none of the $30,000,000 
in funding appropriated in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 has been 
obligated, and the Public Buildings Reform Board has made no 
recommendations.
    The Committee will continue to monitor the steps being 
taken to stand up the Public Buildings Reform Board and looks 
forward to supporting the Board once a Chairman has been 
installed.

                 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW IMPROVEMENT FUND

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $6,070,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         7,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         6,070,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        -1,030,000
 

    This account provides appropriations for the authorized 
activities of the Environmental Review Improvement Fund and the 
Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council. The Council 
leads ongoing government-wide efforts to modernize the Federal 
permitting and review process for major infrastructure projects 
and works with Federal agency partners to implement and oversee 
adherence to the statutory requirements set forth in the Fixing 
America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $6,070,000 for the Environmental 
Review Improvement Fund.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 520. The Committee continues a provision providing 
authority for the use of funds for the hire of motor vehicles.
    Section 521. The Committee continues a provision providing 
that funds made available for activities of the Federal 
Buildings Fund may be transferred between appropriations with 
advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House and the Senate.
    Section 522. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
funds proposed for developing courthouse construction requests 
to meet appropriate standards and the priorities of the 
Judicial Conference.
    Section 523. The Committee continues a provision providing 
that no funds may be used to increase the amount of occupiable 
square feet, or provide cleaning services, security 
enhancements, or any other service usually provided, to any 
agency which does not pay the assessed rent.
    Section 524. The Committee continues a provision that 
permits GSA to pay small claims (up to $250,000) made against 
the Federal Government.
    Section 525. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
the Administrator to ensure that the delineated area of 
procurement for all lease agreements is identical to the 
delineated area included in the prospectus unless prior notice 
is given to the committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 526. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
a spend plan for certain accounts and programs.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $46,835,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        42,266,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        46,835,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +4,569,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $44,490,000 for the MSPB. The 
recommendation includes a transfer of $2,345,000 from the Civil 
Service Retirement and Disability Fund.

              National Archives and Records Administration


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $373,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       345,609,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       354,706,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       -18,294,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +9,097,000
 

    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is 
an independent agency established in 1934 to identify, access, 
protect, preserve, and make available for use the important 
documents and records of all three branches of the federal 
government. Today, NARA's responsibilities also include 
publishing the Federal Register, mediating Freedom of 
Information Act disputes, and coordinating controlled 
unclassified information.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $354,706,000 for NARA to support 
basic operations, services to the public, operation of Public 
Libraries, and declassification review. The reduction below the 
fiscal year 2019 appropriation is due to the final payment of 
debt related to construction of the National Archives facility 
in College Park, Maryland, and other non-recurring initiatives. 
Of the amount appropriated, $22,000,000 is available until 
expended for the repair and alteration of the College Park, 
Maryland, facility and related improvements necessary to 
enhance the Federal Government's ability to electronically 
preserve, manage, and store Government records. In addition, up 
to $4,097,000 is available until expended to implement the 
Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act of 2018. Finally, 
the appropriated amount includes funding for the Electronic 
Records Archives, which preserves, stores, and manages digital 
Federal records for archival purposes, ensuring long-term 
access.
    Nixon Recordings.--The Committee encourages NARA to 
continue its effort to make available online to researchers, 
transcribers, and other interested parties the audio recordings 
of former President Richard Nixon.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $4,823,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         4,801,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,823,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................           +22,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,823,000 for the NARA OIG.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $7,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         7,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,500,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    This account provides for the repair, alteration, and 
improvement of Archives facilities and Presidential libraries 
nationwide. It enables NARA to maintain its facilities in 
proper condition for visitors, researchers, and employees, as 
well as to ensure the structural integrity of the buildings.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,500,000 for repairs and 
restoration.

 NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION GRANTS PROGRAM

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $6,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +1,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +7,000,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,000,000 for NHPRC grants.

                  National Credit Union Administration


               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $2,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +2,000,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for the National Credit 
Union Administration's (NCUA) CDRLF for technical assistance 
grants.
    Supporting Community Development Credit Unions.--Within 180 
days of enactment, the Committee directs NCUA to issue a report 
on its current efforts to support and advance Community 
Development Credit Unions in low-income communities.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $17,019,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        17,430,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        17,430,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................          +411,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $17,430,000 for OGE.
    Executive Branch Ethics Concerns.--The Committee is deeply 
concerned by the widely-documented conflicts of interest of the 
President of the United States and senior members of the 
current Administration. The frequent appearances of conflicts 
of interest raises questions as to the need for increased focus 
on ethics in the Administration and across Federal agencies. 
The Committee is disappointed that three years have lapsed 
since the National Government Ethics Summit, which were held 
more frequently under previous administrations. The Committee 
urges OGE to more frequently hold these summits, and to 
increase engagement with designated agency ethics officials 
across agencies to reaffirm the importance of ethics.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $265,655,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       309,066,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       +43,411,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      +309,066,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $148,668,000 for OPM's General 
Fund. The Committee also recommends $160,398,000 for 
administrative expenses to be transferred from the appropriate 
trust funds.
    OPM Re-Organization.--The Committee is concerned with the 
Administration's proposal to eliminate OPM as a standalone 
agency and transfer its functions to GSA and OMB. To ensure the 
Committee remains appropriately informed of the 
Administration's deliberations in this area, OPM is required to 
submit quarterly reports to the Committee and the OPM Inspector 
General that include detailed updates on any proposed 
reorganization efforts, including but not limited to: timelines 
of any planned moves, impact on OPM funding, changes in staff 
levels in each functional unit, gained efficiencies, impact on 
employee unions and space allocation, and improved service 
deliverables. The OPM Inspector General is directed to review 
and comment upon each such report within 60 days of receipt 
from OPM and submit their analysis to the Committee.
    In addition, the Committee reminds OPM of its obligation to 
engage in prior consultation with and notify the Committee of 
any reorganizations, restructurings, new programs, or 
elimination of programs as described in title VI of this Act.
    Backlog of Pension Benefits.--The Committee is concerned 
with the growing backlog of processing and disbursement of 
pension benefits and the undue financial burden these delays 
may cause for retiring Federal employees. Tens of thousands of 
new retirees wait months to receive their complete annuities, 
with some waiting more than a year, and in the meantime they 
may be constrained by reduced interim pensions. The Committee 
expects OPM to continue to prioritize retirement processing and 
disability processing and to move to a fully automated 
electronic filing system. Within 90 days of enactment of this 
Act, OPM is directed to issue a report to the Committee 
outlining steps to address the processing backlog and to ensure 
retiring employees throughout the Federal Government are 
receiving their hard-earned benefits in a timely manner. The 
Committee believes that the backlog and delays in retirement 
processing are unacceptable and directs OPM to continue to 
provide the Committee with monthly reports on its progress in 
addressing the backlog in claims.
    Recruitment.--The Committee is concerned with the length of 
time it often takes the Federal Government to hire qualified 
employees and directs OPM to continue to find ways to reduce 
barriers to Federal employment and reduce delays in the hiring 
process. Rigid rules along with long delays in the hiring and 
interview process discourage top candidates from applying for 
or accepting Federal positions. Specifically, the Committee 
encourages OPM to seek input from hiring managers on the type 
of challenges they face and improvements that could be made to 
make the Federal hiring process more efficient and effective. 
Within 90 days of enactment of this Act, OPM is required to 
report to the Committee on a plan to reduce barriers to Federal 
employment, reduce delays in the hiring process, and improve 
the overall Federal recruitment and hiring process.
    As part of OPM's mission to recruit and hire the most 
talented and diverse Federal workforce, the Committee 
encourages Federal agencies to increase recruitment efforts 
within the United States and its territories and at Hispanic 
Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities.
    Federal Government Hiring Process and USAJOBS.--The 
Committee continues to be concerned that capable candidates 
with the option to work in either the private or public sector 
may be dissuaded from applying for or accepting Federal 
positions due to the length and cumbersome nature of the 
Federal hiring process. To focus on one important aspect of 
this persistent challenge, the Committee directs OPM, within 90 
days of enactment of this Act, to provide a report to the 
Committee on the specific feedback OPM collects from applicants 
and agencies regarding the USAJOBS website; any barriers to 
collecting applicant and agency feedback; the steps OPM is 
taking to improve the user experience on USAJOBS as a result of 
applicant and agency feedback; and the measures OPM will use to 
assess user satisfaction with future changes to USAJOBS and the 
overall effectiveness of the website as a recruitment and 
hiring tool. In addition, the Committee directs GAO to report 
on ways to simplify, streamline, and otherwise enhance the user 
experience on USAJOBS.
    Hiring Guidelines.--The Committee encourages OPM to review 
its policies and guidelines regarding hiring and firing of 
individuals who use marijuana in states where that individual's 
private use of marijuana is not prohibited under the law of the 
State. These policies should reflect updated changes to the law 
on marijuana usage and clearly state the impact of marijuana 
usage on Federal employment.
    Federal Telework Programs.--The Telework Enhancement Act 
mandated that OPM provide an annual report to Congress 
addressing the telework programs of each Executive Branch 
agency (5 U.S.C. 6506). As noted in the 2018 Status of Telework 
in the Federal Government Report, telework data collection 
continues to be a challenge. As such, the Committee urges OPM 
to direct Federal agencies to continue to track telework 
successes, compile best practices, and expand telework 
programs. The Committee recognizes that Federal agencies are 
very active in using telework to improve government 
performance, especially in the areas of employee attitudes, 
emergency preparedness, recruitment, and retention. The 
Committee supports cost savings and productivity improvements 
from well-managed telework programs in the Federal workplace.
    Constituent Services.--The Committee is aware of the 
ongoing backlog in processing constituent service cases and 
requests that OPM conduct a monthly review of this backlog. 
Further, OPM should develop a strategy for reducing the 
caseload and handling cases more expeditiously, including 
adjusting the number of caseworkers needed to reduce the 
backlog and meet service demands.
    Locality Pay.--The Committee is interested in a comparison 
of salary and retirement benefits of Federal employees and 
retirees living in the states of Alaska and Hawaii and the 
territories of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the 
Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa, with those in the 
contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. Within 120 
days of enactment of this Act, OPM is directed to issue a 
report analyzing the calculation of locality pay (5 U.S.C 5304) 
in salary and benefit adjustments for employees living in non-
foreign areas (5 CFR 591.205). The report must also assess how 
the calculations compare with those of Federal employees living 
in the rest of the United States to determine if there are any 
inequities in such calculations. In addition, the report should 
include information, where possible, on the differential in pay 
received by retirees in these locations who did not receive 
consideration of full locality pay amounts in their high-3 
earnings on which annuities are calculated and of survivor 
annuitants of such Federal employees. The Committee further 
directs OPM to include policy recommendations for Congress to 
consider in the report.
    Within 30 days of enactment of this Act, OPM is directed to 
provide a briefing to the Committee on the expected date on 
which the Cost of Living Adjustment for locality pay for Alaska 
and Hawaii will be completely phased out.
    The Committee is aware of instances in which a Federal 
agency or department directs one or more employees to work at a 
temporary work site in a General Schedule locality pay area 
which has a higher rate than that of the locality pay area in 
which the employee's official duty station is located. The 
Committee encourages OPM to consider promulgating guidelines to 
Federal agencies or departments directing them to compensate 
employees at the higher rate of the two locality zones in 
instances when employees are directed on a regular or 
reoccurring basis to work at a temporary work site with a 
higher locality pay than the employee's duty station.
    Contractor Backpay.--The Committee recognizes the hardships 
experienced by contract workers and their families during the 
Federal government shutdown. While Federal employees received 
backpay at the end of the shutdown, Federal contract workers 
did not. Federal contract workers perform jobs that are 
critical to the daily operations of the Federal government, 
such as food service, security, and custodial work. The 
Committee encourages Federal agencies to examine the fairness 
and equity of Federal government shutdown policies and 
guidelines and their impact on contract employees.
    Enhancing the Utility of the Fedscope Database.--The 
Committee notes that Fedscope, a publicly-accessible database 
maintained by OPM, is a valuable source of information about 
Federal employees and agencies. Fedscope provides national-
level and state-level data about the number of Federal 
employees, the agencies that employ them, and selected 
characteristics of those employees. To enhance its utility to 
Congress and the public, the Committee urges OPM to provide 
information about the number of Federal employees employed in 
each county in the United States, or the functional equivalent 
in the case of U.S. States and territories that do not use the 
county system. Within 120 days of enactment of this Act, OPM is 
directed to provide a report to the Committee on the 
feasibility and expected timeline of publishing this 
information.
    Federal Financial Systems.--The Committee supports OPM's 
efforts to modernize and replace the Federal Financial Systems 
(FFS), which is the core centralized accounting system used to 
manage OPM's trust funds. This system supports the accounting 
and financial management activities associated with one 
trillion dollars in combined assists for the Retirement, Health 
Benefits, and Life Insurance programs for Federal employees. No 
later than April 1, 2020, OPM is directed to submit a report to 
the Committee that provides an update on the implementation of 
the FFS modernization by phase, including planned and achieved 
milestones. The report must also include explanations for unmet 
milestones, a plan to complete the project, funding received to 
date, and unobligated balances. Additionally, the report should 
include cost estimates for future activities, as well as 
projected dates for system completion. Furthermore, the 
Committee directs GAO to examine OPM's effort to modernize and 
replace FFS. GAO's review should also examine the extent to 
which OPM's Federal Financial Systems project has adopted 
leading information technology management practices in 
requirements management, cost and schedule estimation, and 
cybersecurity.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $30,265,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................        30,265,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................       +30,265,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a general fund appropriation of 
$5,000,000 for the OIG. In addition, the recommendation 
includes $25,265,000 from the appropriate trust funds.
    OPM Organization.--The Committee is concerned with the 
Administration's proposal to eliminate OPM as a standalone 
agency and transfer its functions to GSA and OMB. The Committee 
directs the OIG to monitor these efforts and to provide updates 
to the Committee. Updates should include timelines of any 
planned moves, impact on OPM funding, changes in staff levels 
in each functional unit, gained efficiencies, and improved 
services.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $26,535,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        26,252,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        28,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +1,465,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +1,748,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $28,000,000 for the OSC.

                      Postal Regulatory Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $15,200,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        16,615,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,615,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +1,415,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $16,615,000 
out of the Postal Fund for the PRC.

              Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $5,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         8,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,500,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +2,500,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        -1,000,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,500,000 for the Board.

                     Public Buildings Reform Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        $3,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        -3,500,000
 

    The Public Buildings Reform Board (Board) was created under 
the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 to identify 
opportunities for the Government to significantly reduce its 
inventory of civilian real property and reduce cost to the 
Government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funds for the Board in fiscal 
year 2020. The Committee is concerned that the Administration 
has not nominated a Chairman to the Board and that the Board 
has taken no formal actions. The Board received $5,000,000 in 
fiscal year 2018 and only recently gained a quorum of Board 
members. The Committee will continue to the monitor the 
progress of the Board over the next year.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................    $1,712,091,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................     1,756,479,104
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,860,524,799
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................      +148,433,799
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      +104,045,695
 

    The primary mission of the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain the 
integrity of the securities markets, and assure adequate 
information on the capital markets is made available to market 
participants and policymakers. To facilitate this, the SEC 
monitors the capital markets, ensures full disclosure of all 
appropriate financial information, regulates the Nation's 
securities markets, and takes action to prevent fraud and 
malpractice in the securities and financial markets.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends total budget (obligational) 
authority of $1,850,000,000 for the salaries and expenses of 
the SEC, to be fully derived from offsetting fee collections. 
Within this amount, the Committee recommendation provides 
substantial additional resources above fiscal year 2019 levels 
for the SEC to monitor securities fraud, protect retail 
investors, and supervise major market participants. The 
Committee provides additional direction for SEC salaries and 
expenses, including funding of at least $609,434,000 for the 
Division of Enforcement, at least $404,676,000 for the Office 
of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, at least 
$98,423,000 for the Division of Trading and Markets, at least 
$103,087,000 for Other Program Offices, at least $20,106,000 
for the Office of the Inspector General, and no more than 
$73,713,000 for the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.
    The Committee is particularly concerned about the 
enforcement capabilities of the SEC and expects that the 
recommended funding level is sufficient to grow the Division of 
Enforcement to approximately 1,460 FTEs. The SEC is directed to 
prioritize adding staff to the Market Abuse Unit, Asset 
Management Unit, and Complex Financial Instruments Unit, as 
well as allocate resources to the Office of the Whistleblower 
to reduce the existing backlog in processing unresolved award 
claims and to expedite processing of new claims. The Committee 
is also concerned about examination capabilities and expects 
that this funding level is sufficient to grow the Office of 
Compliance Inspections and Examinations to approximately 1,080 
FTEs. The Committee also provides additional resources to the 
Division of Trading and Markets to increase the SEC's market 
supervisory capabilities.
    The Committee recommendation also includes significant 
additional resources within the ``Other Program Offices'' 
category to increase the size and activities of the Office of 
Investor Education and Advocacy and the Office of the Investor 
Advocate. In addition, the Committee is concerned that too many 
small-dollar investors lack access to high-quality legal advice 
and representation, either because they cannot afford 
representation, or their claims are too small to obtain private 
counsel. Seventeen law school clinics around the country focus 
on investor advocacy and have played a vital role in helping to 
fill this gap, but the lack of external funding makes it 
difficult for law schools to afford the costs of keeping 
existing clinics operating or opening new clinics in 
underserved communities. The Committee directs the SEC, through 
the Office of the Investor Advocate, to conduct outreach to 
existing investor advocacy clinics. The Office of the Investor 
Advocate should develop recommendations for a grant program 
that could assist in the creation, development, expansion, or 
continuation of investor advocacy clinics to help expand the 
availability of high-quality legal assistance for small claims 
investors. The SEC is directed to provide the recommendations 
to the Committee, and to Financial Services Committee, within 
180 days of enactment of this Act.
    The Committee's recommendation also includes $10,524,799 
for costs associated with relocation under a replacement lease 
for the Commission's New York Regional Office, also to be 
derived from offsetting collections. The Committee expects the 
Commission to work closely with GSA and to keep the Committee 
informed of progress on the replacement lease.
    Cross-Border Harmonization.--The Committee encourages the 
SEC to work with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
(CFTC) to harmonize the definition of a ``U.S. person.'' 
Currently, the definition of a ``U.S. person'' differs between 
the two agencies, which can result in operational challenges 
and potentially different regulatory treatment of entities 
making transactions in otherwise similar instruments. Global 
firms could face significant costs and burdens if the SEC's and 
CFTC's regulatory approaches produce different outcomes 
regarding whether an entity or transaction would be subject to 
the Dodd-Frank Act. Derivatives transactions for swaps and 
security-based swaps that are traded typically by the same 
trading desk or desks should not always be analyzed 
differently. The Committee urges these agencies to work 
together in an expeditious manner toward a consistent 
definition of ``U.S. person.''
    Searchable Data.--The Committee encourages the SEC to 
continue its efforts to implement consistent and searchable 
open data standards for information filed and submitted by 
publicly-traded companies and financial firms. The Committee 
continues to recommend that financial regulatory agencies 
across the U.S. Government take similar steps to update 
reporting standards commensurate with currently available 
technology.
    Data Security.--The Committee recognizes the important 
steps the SEC has taken in the wake of the EDGAR (Electronic 
Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system) breach and 
strongly supports the SEC's efforts to strengthen and protect 
its information technology systems. It is critically important 
to both investors and the U.S. capital markets that the SEC 
succeed in its work to fortify its cybersecurity threat 
detection, response, and mitigation process. The SEC continues 
to collect an increasing amount of market-sensitive data and 
personally identifiable information, including through Form N-
PORT and the Consolidated Audit Trail, and the security of this 
data is crucial. The Committee strongly supports the SEC's 
recently appointed, and first, Chief Risk Officer (CRO) whose 
efforts deserve appropriate resources from the Commission. The 
Committee urges the Commission to continue to strengthen its 
efforts to combat cyber criminals and to protect the SEC's most 
sensitive data.
    Current Expected Credit Loss.--The Committee is concerned 
about whether the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) 
accounting standard could adversely affect the U.S. financial 
economy, especially during times of recession or economic 
crisis. The Committee directs the SEC, in consultation with the 
Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, and NCUA, to conduct a study of the potential impact 
of the CECL accounting standard issued by the Financial 
Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and provide the study to the 
Committee, and to the Financial Services Committee, within 180 
days of the enactment of this Act. The study shall address the 
impact of the CECL standard on credit availability, costs to 
consumers, and overall stability of the banking sector, and 
assess whether the FASB employed sound economic analysis and 
modeling.
    Prosecuting White Collar Criminals.--The Committee 
recognizes the threats to economic growth, financial stability, 
and national security posed by white-collar crimes and directs 
the SEC to work with the Department of Justice to prioritize 
prosecution of white-collar criminals, particularly in cases of 
large high-dollar crimes. The Committee is concerned that 
prosecutions of white-collar crimes have fallen every year for 
seven years straight, hitting their lowest level in over 30 
years in 2018 and requests a report from the Commission, to be 
provided to the Committee and to the House Financial Services 
Committee, on prosecution referrals of white-collar criminals 
within 90 days of enactment of this Act.
    SEC Mandatory Arbitration Disclosure.--The Committee is 
concerned about proposals that would remove shareholder rights, 
thereby immunizing companies from accountability. The Committee 
believes such clauses are harmful to investors and unlawful. 
The Committee therefore urges the SEC staff to continue to 
provide no-action relief to companies that seek to exclude 
these types of unlawful proposals from their proxy ballots.
    Automatic Disqualification Provision Waiver Reform.--The 
Committee is concerned by the SEC's overreliance on monetary 
penalties as the sole sanction for rule-breaking by regulated 
entities. The Committee directs the SEC to administer these 
decisions at the Commission level, not the staff level.
    Civil versus Criminal Enforcement of Securities Laws.--
Despite the Court's clear authorization of a private right of 
action for insider trading in Shapiro v. Merrill Lynch and 
subsequent cases, the SEC appears to be approaching 
distribution plans with a very strict interpretation of 
privity. The Committee directs the SEC's Division of Economic 
and Risk Analysis to study SEC recoveries for injured parties 
and compare to private plaintiffs for the most recent 5-year 
period for which data is available and report the findings to 
the Committee, and to the House Financial Services Committee, 
within 180 days of enactment of this Act.
    Reg A+ and Reg D Effectiveness.--The Committee is concerned 
about the implications of private and quasi-public market 
growth on public markets and investors. The Committee believes 
public markets offer certain valuable benefits to investors 
that private and quasi-public markets do not provide, including 
more robust transparency, better pricing efficiency, more 
accurate valuations, deeper levels of liquidity and lower 
trading costs, and stronger accountability mechanisms. The 
Committee directs the SEC's Division of Economic and Risk 
Analysis to study the performance of Reg A+ and Reg D offerings 
and within 180 days issue a public report comparing the 
performance of Reg A+ and Reg D offerings versus all other 
offerings.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $26,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        25,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        24,500,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        -1,500,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................          -500,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $24,500,000 for the Selective 
Service System.

                     Small Business Administration

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) assists and 
protects the interests of small businesses through programs 
including loans, loan guarantees, counseling, and contracting 
preferences.
    The recommendation provides a total of $995,777,000 for 
SBA. Detailed guidance for the SBA appropriations accounts is 
presented below.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $267,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       272,157,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       272,157,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +4,657,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $272,157,000 
for SBA Salaries and Expenses.
    Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small 
Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.--The SBIR and 
STTR programs facilitate high-tech innovation by reserving a 
small percentage of total Federal research and development 
dollars for small businesses. These programs provide much-
needed capital to promising small businesses, help create jobs, 
and improve the U.S.'s international competitiveness. SBA is 
directed to fund the SBIR and STTR programs at no less than the 
fiscal year 2019 level.
    Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program 
Licensing.--The Committee is aware of the often slow pace of 
licensing within the SBIC program. The Committee urges SBA to 
develop an expedited and streamlined licensing process for 
known, repeat SBICs that have the same management teams and a 
proven track record in the SBIC program. A fast-track process 
for repeat licenses should be completed no later than 60 to 90 
days after an application is submitted to SBA, which will allow 
SBA to properly redirect their licensing resources to more 
first-time applications. SBA should improve their ``green light 
letter'' so that it clearly outlines the needed benchmarks for 
license approvals. SBA should not reduce the amount or type of 
SBIC program data it has historically reported and should make 
that data available no less than ten business days after the 
end of each quarter.
    Employee-Owned Businesses.--The Committee recognizes that 
employee ownership provides wide-ranging benefits for 
businesses, workers, and the local economy, and supports SBA's 
implementation of the requirements of section 862 of Public Law 
115-232 to expand opportunities for employee-owned business 
concerns through SBA loan programs.
    Wildland Firefighting and Fuel Management Contracts.--The 
Committee is aware of concerns that the size standards set by 
SBA for wildland firefighting and fuels management contracts 
may be limiting the Forest Service's ability to effectively 
respond to the increasing threat of wildland fires. The 
Committee is aware that SBA plans to review size standards for 
government contracting this summer and expects SBA to assess 
the thresholds for fire suppression services as a part of this 
review.
    8(a) Business Development Program.--The Committee is aware 
that nonprofit organizations, many of which are operationally 
indistinguishable from traditional businesses, are not eligible 
to participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program because 
of their status as a nonprofit. As a result, these entities--
which play a key role in assisting individuals transitioning 
back into the workforce--do not have access to business 
opportunities, mentoring, and training resources available to 
small businesses that participate in the program. The Committee 
encourages SBA to assess the potential benefits of expanding 
the qualification criteria for the 8(a) Business Development 
Program to certain nonprofit organizations that employ 
minorities or disadvantaged persons and which might otherwise 
qualify for 8(a) status but for their corporate structure.
    Emerging Leaders Initiative.--The Committee supports the 
SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative, which provides free education 
and training to help entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of 
small businesses in emerging markets.

                  ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $247,700,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       180,650,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       281,800,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................       +34,100,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................      +101,150,000
 

    SBA's Entrepreneurial Development Programs (EDP) support 
non-credit business assistance to entrepreneurs. The 
appropriation includes funding for a network of resource 
partners located throughout the United States that provide 
training, counseling, and technical assistance to small 
business entrepreneurs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $281,800,000 for EDP. The 
Committee recommendations, by program, are displayed in the 
following table:

 
 
 
7(j) Technical Assistance Program (Contracting                $2,800,000
 Assistance)..........................................
Entrepreneurship Education............................         2,500,000
Growth Accelerators...................................         1,000,000
HUBZone Program.......................................         3,000,000
Microloan Technical Assistance........................        35,000,000
National Women's Business Council.....................         1,500,000
Native American Outreach..............................         2,000,000
PRIME Technical Assistance............................         7,000,000
SCORE.................................................        13,000,000
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).............       150,000,000
State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP).................        20,000,000
Veterans Outreach*....................................        14,000,000
Women's Business Centers (WBC)........................        30,000,000
                                                       -----------------
  Total, Entrepreneurial Development Programs.........     $281,800,000
 
*Veterans Outreach includes funding for: Boots to Business, Veterans
  Business Outreach Centers (VBOC), Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of
  Entrepreneurship (V-Wise), Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with
  Disabilities (EBV), and Boots to Business reboot.

    SBA shall not reduce these non-credit programs from the 
amounts specified above and SBA shall not merge any of the non-
credit programs without advance written approval from the 
Committee. The Committee strongly supports the development 
programs listed in the table above and will carefully monitor 
SBA support of these programs.
    The Committee urges SBA to make a particular effort to 
engage students at minority serving institutions through its 
EDP programming and grantmaking.
    Native American Outreach.--The Committee directs that 
Native American Outreach activities be managed by an Assistant 
Administrator of the Office of Native American Affairs, or 
through SBA 7(j) management and technical assistance, to 
continue organizing multi-agency workshops and Native supplier 
initiative events around the country, and to facilitate Native 
contractors' participation in SBA's 8(a) Business Development 
Program, HUB Zone, Women's Business Centers, Veteran and 
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business programs, and 
other small business contracting programs.
    SCORE.--The Committee is dismayed by the findings from the 
recent Office of Inspector General audit of SBA's oversight of 
the SCORE program (OIG Report 19-12), including the use of 
program funds for unallowable costs and a lack of performance 
measures to adequately assess the program's effectiveness. SBA 
is directed to brief the Committee within 30 days of the date 
of enactment of this Act on the status of efforts to address 
the deficiencies identified by the OIG.
    Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).--The Committee 
notes that the terms and conditions of the cooperative 
agreement between SBA and SBDCs include the cross-promotion of 
services, as appropriate. The Committee encourages SBA to 
engage with state SBDCs to improve awareness of the programs, 
products, and services of SBA and SBDCs among small business 
owners within the communities they serve.
    Qualified Opportunity Zones.--The Committee notes that 
Qualified Opportunity Zones (administered under IRC 1400Z-1 and 
1400Z-2) were created to incentivize greater private-sector 
investments in rural and economically distressed communities. 
The Committee encourages SBA to provide support across its 
network of SBDCs for new businesses that are looking to attract 
investors in census tracts designated as Qualified Opportunity 
Zones.
    Women's Business Centers (WBC).--The Committee notes the 
absence of WBCs serving many of the U.S. territories and other 
U.S. insular areas, and recommends that SBA consider including 
these areas in WBC services.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $21,900,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        21,900,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        21,900,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to 
provide independent, objective oversight to improve the 
integrity, accountability, and performance of SBA and its 
programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $21,900,000 for the SBA OIG.

                           OFFICE OF ADVOCACY

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................        $9,120,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................         9,120,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,120,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

    The Office of Advocacy was established by Congress in 1976 
to serve as the independent voice for small business within the 
Federal government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,120,000 for the Office of 
Advocacy.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $159,150,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       250,150,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       260,800,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................      +101,650,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +2,650,000
 

    The SBA Business Loans Program serves as an important 
source of capital for America's small businesses. The 
recommendation supports the 7(a) Business Loan Program at a 
level of $30,500,000,000, the 504 certified development company 
program at a level of $8,000,000,000, SBIC debentures, and the 
Secondary Market Guarantee Program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $260,800,000 for the 
Business Loans Program Account. The recommendation includes 
$100,650,000 for guaranteed loans subsidy for the 7(a) program. 
The recommendation also includes $5,000,000 for loans subsidy 
for the Microloan Program, an increase of $1,000,000 above the 
request, to support a Microloan Program level of $46,000,000.

                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $10,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................      $177,136,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       150,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................      +140,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................       -27,136,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $150,000,000 for 
Disaster Loans Program administrative expenses, which may be 
transferred and merged with Salaries and Expenses. Of the total 
amount recommended, $1,600,000 is for the OIG for audits and 
reviews of the Disaster Loans Program.
    The Committee directs SBA to continue providing updates on 
available resources for the Disaster Loans Program on a monthly 
basis.
    Federal Lands.--SBA is directed to conduct outreach, 
including to State and local governments, to ensure that small 
business owners are aware that SBA disaster loans are available 
for businesses and individuals impacted by disasters, including 
fires, that occur on Federal land.

        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Section 530. The Committee continues a provision 
authorizing transfers of up to five percent between SBA 
appropriations, provided that transfers do not increase an 
appropriation by more than 10 percent. The provision also 
requires that transfers be treated as a reprogramming of funds.
    Section 531. The Committee modifies a provision authorizing 
the transfer of not to exceed three percent of funding 
available under the SBA ``Salaries and Expenses'' and 
``Business Loans Program Account'' appropriations to the SBA 
``Information Technology System Modernization and Working 
Capital Fund''.

                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $55,235,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        56,711,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        56,711,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +1,476,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $56,711,000 for Payment to the 
Postal Service Fund. The recommendation funds free mail for the 
blind and overseas voting and reconciliation of prior year cost 
adjustment.
    Semipostal Stamps.--The Committee strongly supports the 
Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp and 
Alzheimer's Stamp. The Committee includes language directing 
USPS to continue to sell existing copies of these stamps in 
fiscal year 2020.
    Rural Post Offices.--The Committee believes that the United 
States postal facility network is an asset of significant 
value. The closure of post offices in rural communities creates 
an economic burden for people in the United States that depend 
on USPS for communication and package services. In addition to 
typical postal services, post offices are part of the identity 
of rural communities and provide a significant social value. 
The Committee recommends that no funds be used to consolidate 
or close small rural and other small post offices.
    Notification to Congress.--Title 39 of the U.S. Code 
requires USPS to provide the public with notice prior to 
closing or consolidating a post office. The Committee 
understands that it is USPS's policy to inform Member of 
Congress' district and Washington, D.C. offices when the public 
receives notice. The Committee directs USPS to keep Members of 
Congress informed of USPS activities impacting their 
constituents and expects USPS to ensure that Members of 
Congress are appropriately informed simultaneously or prior to 
all public notices.
    Accessibility for Disabled Individuals.--The Committee 
notes that under the Architectural Barriers Act, USPS is 
required to meet accessibility requirements for disabled 
individuals.
    Delivery Complaints.--The Committee is concerned with the 
prevalence of reports of irregular delivery, mail delivered 
during late hours, and other service complaints. The Committee 
directs USPS to report to the Committee within 180 days on the 
adequacy of current personnel levels, the number of City 
Carrier Assistants currently employed compared to previous 
years, and the consolidation of distribution centers. The 
report shall be accompanied by a comprehensive plan to better 
provide timely and consistent mail delivery service that 
addresses the concerns of local communities.
    Mail Theft.--The Committee remains concerned about the 
prevalence of mail theft from USPS cluster box units throughout 
the country, but commends USPS for replacing some aging cluster 
box units susceptible to theft with new cluster box units that 
have more advanced and secure features. The Committee directs 
the USPS to develop and implement a plan to further reduce 
levels of mail theft regionally and locally. The Committee 
urges USPS to continue to replace aging cluster box units in 
areas with high theft incidences and to further enhance 
security at other USPS delivery sites. The Committee directs 
USPS to continue to regularly submit a report to Congress every 
six months on its plan and related actions to address mail 
theft issues.
    Postal Fleet Review.--USPS is in the process of replacing 
its aging delivery vehicle fleet--the largest civilian fleet in 
the world--as part of its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle 
initiative. The Committee directs USPS to examine all available 
procurement alternatives to the USPS's expiring fleet of high-
emission, inefficient vehicles, to include an assessment of new 
and existing fleet technologies on procurement costs, fuel 
consumption, and emissions. The Committee directs USPS to 
submit a report to the Committee within 90 days of enactment of 
this Act on the status of this examination and to brief the 
Committee on its findings. As USPS replaces or upgrades its 
fleet of delivery vehicles, the Committee also strongly 
encourages USPS to take all reasonable steps to ensure that its 
vehicles are equipped with climate control units to protect the 
health and safety of its mail carriers, especially those 
working in areas of the country that are subject to extreme 
temperatures.
    Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Working 
Group.--The Committee appreciates the important service 
provided by USPS in collecting data about the status and 
condition of residential and commercial addresses throughout 
the nation. This crucial information is shared with HUD, which 
in turn makes the anonymized data available for research. This 
data could be a powerful tool for understanding vacancy and 
blight across communities and regions but does not currently 
exist in a format that can adequately inform public policy 
decisions. The Committee directs USPS to set up a working group 
with HUD, academic researchers, and other users of this data to 
improve its collection and categorization of such data, to 
include studying ways to improve data consistency, segregate 
P.O. Box data, further differentiate no-stat addresses, 
distinguish vacant single-family homes from vacant units in 
multi-family building, preserve the geographic integrity of the 
data across time, and improve documentation of data collection 
practices and standards.
    Alternative Funding Sources.--The Committee encourages USPS 
to find additional sources of revenue through non-postal 
products, including studying the feasibility of adding 
surcharge-free automated teller machines (ATMs) in post 
offices. This would enable seniors who receive their Social 
Security benefits on prepaid cards to more easily access funds, 
especially in areas with limited bank branches. These ATMs 
could also provide cash access to State-issued electronic funds 
transfer cards and other Federal benefit cards. The Committee 
directs USPS to provide a report to the Committee within 90 
days of enactment of this Act regarding the benefits and 
feasibility of such a program.
    Mail Interdiction of Heroin & Opioids.--The Committee is 
concerned with investigations that have revealed how 
international drug traffickers are harnessing vulnerabilities 
in our mail systems to import significant quantities of deadly 
narcotics. Efforts to expand the Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) and Postal Service pilot program to all five 
International Service Centers (ISCs) are positive, but the 
Committee is concerned that delays and differences regarding 
important aspects of implementation hinder improvements in 
interdiction of deadly illicit narcotics. The Committee urges 
USPS to increase the percentages of packages inspected and work 
with CBP to fully automate the process of identifying packages 
targeted for inspection at ISCs.
    Army, Diplomatic, and Fleet Mail.--The Committee is 
concerned about the recent restructuring of the zone alignments 
for the USPS International Service Centers used as domestic 
sending locations for Army Post Office (APO), Diplomatic Post 
Office (DPO), and Fleet Post Office (FPO) shipments. The 
Committee directs USPS to report to Congress within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act on the impacts of providing a separate 
price chart for APO/DPO/FPO shipments based on a pre-2018 
consolidation pricing formula, and the estimated changes in 
revenue, by zone, of the 2018 consolidation and zone pricing 
change.
    Cost Increases.--The Committee is concerned about increased 
costs to postal consumers due to changes in application of 
dimensional pricing, and urges USPS to provide the Committee, 
within 90 days of enactment of this Act, with a report 
summarizing the impact of any recent such changes.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................      $250,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................       250,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       252,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +2,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        +2,000,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $252,000,000 
for the OIG, which includes sufficient funds for the OIG to 
continue its aggressive drug interdiction efforts.

                        United States Tax Court


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.......................       $51,515,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2020......................        55,550,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        53,550,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2019.....................        +2,035,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2020....................        -2,000,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $53,550,000 
for the U.S. Tax Court.

                 TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT


                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

    Section 601. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting pay and other expenses for non-Federal parties in 
regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 602. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting obligations beyond the current fiscal year and 
prohibits transfers of funds unless expressly so provided 
herein.
    Section 603. The Committee continues a provision limiting 
procurement contracts for consulting service expenditures to 
contracts that are matters of public record and available for 
public inspection.
    Section 604. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting transfer of funds in this Act without express 
authority.
    Section 605. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to engage in activities that would 
prohibit the enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act.
    Section 606. The Committee continues a provision concerning 
compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 607. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the use of funds by any person or entity convicted 
of violating the Buy American Act.
    Section 608. The Committee continues and modifies a 
provision specifying reprogramming procedures. The provision 
requires that agencies or entities funded by the Act consult 
with the Committee at least 60 days in advance of, notify the 
Committee in writing at least 30 days in advance of, and obtain 
prior approval from the Committee for any reprogramming of 
funds that: (1) creates a new program; (2) eliminates a 
program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel 
for any program, project, or activity for which funds have been 
denied or restricted by the Congress; (4) proposes to use funds 
directed for a specific activity by the Committee on 
Appropriations of either the House of Representatives or the 
Senate for a different purpose; (5) augments existing programs, 
projects, or activities in excess of $1,000,000 or 10 percent, 
whichever is less, or increases the number of full-time 
employee equivalents by 10 percent; (6) reduces existing 
programs, projects, or activities by $1,000,000 or 10 percent, 
whichever is less, or reduces the number of full-time employee 
equivalents by 10 percent; (7) relocates an office or 
employees; or (8) creates, reorganizes, or restructures a 
branch, division, office, bureau, board, commission, agency, 
administration, or department different from the budget 
justifications submitted to the Committee or the tables in the 
report accompanying this Act, whichever is more detailed. The 
provision also directs the agencies funded by this Act to 
submit operating plans for the Committee's review within 60 
days of the bill's enactment.
    Section 609. The Committee continues a provision providing 
that fifty percent of unobligated balances may remain available 
through September 30, 2020, for certain purposes.
    Section 610. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funding for the Executive Office of the President 
to request either a Federal Bureau of Investigation background 
investigation or Internal Revenue Service determination with 
respect to section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 
except with the express consent of the individual involved in 
an investigation or in extraordinary circumstances involving 
national security.
    Section 611. The Committee continues a provision regarding 
cost accounting standards for contracts under the Federal 
Employee Health Benefits Program.
    Section 612. The Committee continues a provision regarding 
non-foreign area cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 613. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for abortion under the 
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
    Section 614. The Committee continues a provision making 
exceptions to the preceding provision where the life of the 
mother is in danger or the pregnancy is a result of an act of 
rape or incest.
    Section 615. The Committee continues a provision carried 
annually since 2004 waiving restrictions on the purchase of 
non-domestic articles, materials, and supplies in the case of 
acquisition of information technology by the Federal 
Government.
    Section 616. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting officers or employees of any regulatory agency or 
commission funded by this Act from accepting travel payments or 
reimbursements from a person or entity regulated by such agency 
or commission.
    Section 617. The Committee continues a provision permitting 
the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodities Futures 
Trading Commission to fund a joint advisory committee to advise 
on emerging regulatory issues, notwithstanding section 708 of 
this Act.
    Section 618. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
certain agencies in this Act to consult with the General 
Services Administration before seeking new office space or 
making alterations to existing office space.
    Section 619. The Committee continues language providing for 
several appropriated mandatory accounts. These are accounts 
where authorizing language requires the payment of funds. The 
Congressional Budget Office estimates the cost for the 
following programs addressed in this provision: $450,000 for 
Compensation of the President including $50,000 for expenses, 
$222,000,000 for the Judicial Retirement Funds (Judicial 
Officers' Retirement Fund, Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund, 
and the United States Court of Federal Claims Judges' 
Retirement Fund), $13,887,000,000 for the Government Payment 
for Annuitants, Employee Health Benefits, $44,000,000 for the 
Government Payment for Annuitants, Employee Life Insurance, and 
$7,758,000,000 for the Payment to the Civil Service Retirement 
and Disability Fund.
    Section 620. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds for the Federal Trade Commission to complete 
or publish the study, recommendations, or report prepared by 
the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children.
    Section 621. The Committee includes language to prevent 
conflicts of interest by prohibiting contractor security 
clearance related background investigators from undertaking 
final Federal reviews of their own work.
    Section 622. The Committee includes language requiring that 
the head of any executive branch agency ensure that the Chief 
Information Officer has authority to participate in the budget 
planning process and approval of the information technology 
budget.
    Section 623. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds in contravention of the Federal Records Act.
    Section 624. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
agencies from requiring Internet Service Providers to disclose 
electronic communications information in a manner that violates 
the Fourth Amendment.
    Section 625. The Committee continues language relating to 
Universal Service Fund payments for wireless providers.
    Section 626. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds to be used to deny Inspectors General access to records.
    Section 627. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting any funds made available in this Act from being 
used to establish a computer network unless such network blocks 
the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography.
    Section 628. The Committee continues language prohibiting 
any funds made available in this Act from being used to pay for 
award or incentive fees for contractors with below satisfactory 
performance.
    Section 629. The Committee continues language prohibiting 
funds made available under this Act from being used for certain 
travel and conference activities unless an agency or entity 
determines that the travel is in the national interest and 
advance notice is provided to the Appropriations Committees.
    Section 630. The Committee continues language that 
prohibiting funds made available under this Act from being used 
to fund first-class or business-class travel in contravention 
of Federal regulations.
    Section 631. The Committee includes language providing an 
additional $1,000,000 for the Inspectors General Council Fund 
to expand and update the Federal-wide Inspectors General (IG) 
website oversight.gov. The Committee expects that this amount, 
when combined when funds provided in previous years, is 
sufficient to complete all proposed upgrades to oversight.gov 
and that CIGIE will fund all future operation and maintenance 
costs for the improved website.
    Section 632. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting funds made available by this Act or any other Act 
from being used to reorganize or to transfer the Office of 
Personnel Management functions or authority to the General 
Services Administration or Office of Management and Budget.
    Section 633. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting funds made available in this Act from being used to 
penalize a financial institution for providing financial 
services to an entity that participates in a business or 
organized activity involving marijuana that is conducted 
pursuant to a law established by a state or a unit of local 
government.
    Section 634. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting use of funds in this or any other Act to propose, 
promulgate, or implement any rule, principle, policy, standard, 
or guidance changing the 2017 methodology for determining the 
Official Poverty Measure.
    Section 635. The Committee includes language rescinding 
$16,369,000 in prior year unobligated balances from the Small 
Business Administration--Business Loans Program account.

             TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS--GOVERNMENT-WIDE


                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 701. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
agencies to administer a policy designed to ensure that all of 
its workplaces are free from the illegal use of controlled 
substances.
    Section 702. The Committee continues a provision 
establishing price limitations on vehicles to be purchased by 
the Federal Government with an exemption for the purchase of 
electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell 
vehicles.
    Section 703. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
funds made available to agencies for travel to also be used for 
quarters allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 704. The Committee continues a provision, modified 
to provide an exemption for recipients of Deferred Action for 
Childhood Arrivals, prohibiting the employment of noncitizens 
with certain exceptions.
    Section 705. The Committee continues a provision giving 
agencies the authority to pay General Services Administration 
bills for space renovation and other services.
    Section 706. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
agencies to finance the costs of recycling and waste prevention 
programs with proceeds from the sale of materials recovered 
through such programs.
    Section 707. The Committee continues a provision providing 
that funds made available to corporations and agencies subject 
to 31 U.S.C. 91 may pay rent and other service costs in the 
District of Columbia.
    Section 708. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting interagency financing of groups absent prior 
statutory approval.
    Section 709. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for enforcing regulations 
disapproved in accordance with the applicable law of the U.S.
    Section 710. The Committee continues a provision, with 
modifications, limiting the amount of funds that can be used 
for redecoration of offices under certain circumstances.
    Section 711. The Committee continues a provision to allow 
for interagency funding of national security and emergency 
telecommunications initiatives.
    Section 712. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
agencies to certify that a Schedule C appointment was not 
created solely or primarily to detail the employee to the White 
House.
    Section 713. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the payment of any employee who prohibits, 
threatens or prevents another employee from communicating with 
Congress.
    Section 714. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting Federal training not directly related to the 
performance of official duties.
    Section 715. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting, other than for normal and recognized executive-
legislative relationships, propaganda, publicity and lobbying 
by executive agency personnel in support or defeat of 
legislative initiatives.
    Section 716. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting any Federal agency from disclosing an employee's 
home address to any labor organization, absent employee 
authorization or court order.
    Section 717. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds to be used to provide non-public information 
such as mailing, telephone, or electronic mailing lists to any 
person or organization outside the government without the 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 718. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for propaganda and publicity 
purposes not authorized by Congress.
    Section 719. The Committee continues a provision directing 
agency employees to use official time in an honest effort to 
perform official duties.
    Section 720. The Committee continues a provision 
authorizing the use of funds to finance an appropriate share of 
the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.
    Section 721. The Committee continues a provision 
authorizing the transfer of funds to the General Services 
Administration to finance an appropriate share of various 
government-wide boards and councils and for Federal Government 
Priority Goals under certain conditions.
    Section 722. The Committee continues a provision that 
permits breastfeeding in a Federal building or on Federal 
property if the woman and child are authorized to be there.
    Section 723. The Committee continues a provision that 
permits interagency funding of the National Science and 
Technology Council and provides for a report on the budget and 
resources of the National Science and Technology Council.
    Section 724. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
documents involving the distribution of Federal funds to 
indicate the agency providing the funds and the amount 
provided.
    Section 725. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to monitor personal access or use 
of Internet sites or to collect, review, or obtain any 
personally identifiable information relating to access to or 
use of an Internet site.
    Section 726. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
health plans participating in the Federal Employees Health 
Benefits Program to provide contraceptive coverage and provides 
exemptions to certain religious plans.
    Section 727. The Committee continues language supporting 
strict adherence to anti-doping activities.
    Section 728. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
funds for official travel to be used by departments and 
agencies, if consistent with OMB Circular A-126, to participate 
in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
    Section 729. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds for the implementation of OPM regulations 
limiting detailees to the legislative branch and placing 
certain limitations on the Coast Guard Congressional Fellowship 
program.
    Section 730. The Committee continues a provision that 
restricts the use of funds for Federal law enforcement training 
facilities.
    Section 731. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits Executive Branch agencies from creating prepackaged 
news stories that are broadcast or distributed in the United 
States unless the story includes a clear notification within 
the text or audio of such news story that the prepackaged news 
story was prepared or funded by that executive branch agency. 
This provision confirms the opinion of the Government 
Accountability Office dated February 17, 2005 (B-304272).
    Section 732. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting use of funds in contravention of section 552a of 
title 5, United States Code (the Privacy Act) and regulations 
implementing that section.
    Section 733. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds from being used for any Federal Government 
contract with any foreign incorporated entity which is treated 
as an inverted domestic corporation.
    Section 734. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
agencies to pay a fee to the Office of Personnel Management for 
processing retirement of employees who separate under Voluntary 
Early Retirement Authority or who receive Voluntary Separation 
Incentive payments.
    Section 735. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds for the painting of a portrait of an employee 
of the Federal Government, including the President, the Vice 
President, a Member of Congress, the head of an executive 
branch agency, or the head of an office of the legislative 
branch.
    Section 736. The Committee continues a provision limiting 
the pay increases of certain prevailing rate employees.
    Section 737. The Committee continues a provision, with 
modification, requiring agencies to submit reports to 
Inspectors General concerning expenditures for agency 
conferences.
    Section 738. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds to be used to increase, eliminate, or reduce 
funding for a program or project unless such change is made 
pursuant to reprogramming or transfer provisions.
    Section 739. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting agencies from using funds to implement regulations 
changing the competitive areas under reductions-in-force for 
Federal employees.
    Section 740. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the use of funds to begin or announce a study or a 
public-private competition regarding the conversion to 
contractor performance of any function performed by civilian 
Federal employees pursuant to Office of Management and Budget 
Circular A-76 or any other administrative regulation, 
directive, or policy.
    Section 741. The Committee continues a provision ensuring 
contractors are not prevented from reporting waste, fraud, or 
abuse by signing confidentiality agreements that would prohibit 
such disclosure.
    Section 742. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for the implementation of 
certain nondisclosure agreements unless certain provisions are 
included in the agreements.
    Section 743. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds to any corporation with certain unpaid 
Federal tax liabilities unless an agency has considered 
suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a 
determination that further action is not necessary to protect 
the interests of the Government.
    Section 744. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds to any corporation that was convicted of a 
felony criminal violation within the preceding 24 months unless 
an agency has considered suspension or debarment of the 
corporation and made a determination that further action is not 
necessary to protect the interests of the Government.
    Section 745. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to notify the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House and the Senate, the 
Committee on Financial Services of the House, and the Committee 
on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate of 
requests for a transfer of funds from the Board of Governors of 
the Federal Reserve System as well as post any such 
notifications on the Bureau's website.
    Section 746. The Committee continues a provision addressing 
possible technical scorekeeping differences for fiscal year 
2020 between the Office of Management and Budget and the 
Congressional Budget Office.
    Section 747. The Committee continues a provision, with 
modifications, that provides adjustments in rates of basic pay 
for Federal employees, to be paid for by appropriations.
    Section 748. The Committee modifies a provision regarding 
pay increases for the Vice President and certain senior 
political appointees.
    Section 749. The Committee includes a new provision 
addressing collective bargaining agreements.
    Section 750. The Committee includes a new provision related 
to impoundment of resources.
    Section 751. The Committee continues a provision concerning 
the non-application of these general provisions to title IV and 
to title VIII.

          TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Section 801. The Committee continues a provision 
establishing reprogramming procedures for Federal funds.
    Section 802. The Committee modifies a provision that 
prohibits the use of Federal funds for any abortion except in 
the cases of rape or incest or if necessary to save the life of 
the mother.
    Section 803. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the obligation of Federal funds beyond the current 
fiscal year and transfers of funds unless expressly provided 
herein.
    Section 804. The Committee continues a provision providing 
that not to exceed 50 percent of unobligated balances from 
Federal appropriations for salaries and expenses may remain 
available for certain purposes.
    Section 805. The Committee continues a provision 
appropriating local funds during fiscal year 2021 if there is 
an absence of a continuing resolution or regular appropriation 
for the District of Columbia. Funds are provided under the same 
authorities and conditions and in the same manner and extent as 
provided for in fiscal year 2020.
    Section 806. The Committee modifies language limiting 
access to the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program to families 
with a taxable annual income of less than $750,000 subject to 
inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
    Section 807. The Committee continues a provision that 
concerns a ``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains 
to contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 808. The Committee continues a provision limiting 
references to ``this Act'' as referring to only this title and 
title IV.

              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORT REQUIREMENTS

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

         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives

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

                          Rescission of Funds

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

 
                Department or Activity                       Amount
 
Small Business Administration.........................       $16,369,000
 

                           Transfer of Funds

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

               UNDER TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

    Language is included under the Committee on Foreign 
Investment in the United States allowing the transfer of funds 
to a department or agency represented on the Committee upon the 
advance notification.
    Language is included under Department-Wide Systems and 
Capital Investments allowing the transfer of funds to accounts 
necessary to satisfy the requirement of the Department's 
offices, bureaus, and other organizations.
    Section 101 allows the transfer of up to four percent of 
the Enforcement appropriation and up to five percent of other 
appropriations made available to the IRS to any other IRS 
appropriation, upon the advance approval of the Committees.
    Section 113 authorizes transfers, up to two percent, 
between Departmental Offices--Salaries and Expenses, Office of 
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Financial Crimes 
Enforcement Network, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, and Alcohol 
and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau appropriations under certain 
circumstances.
    Section 114 authorizes transfers, up to two percent, 
between the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.

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

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

                     UNDER TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

    Language is included under Court Security allowing the 
transfer of funds to the United States Marshals Service for 
courthouse security.
    Section 302 permits the Judiciary to transfer up to five 
percent of any appropriation with certain limitations.

                  UNDER TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Language is included under Federal Payment for Defender 
Services in District of Columbia Courts allowing funds to be 
transferred to and merged with funds made available under 
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts.

                  UNDER TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

    Language is included under the Election Assistance 
Commission allowing the transfer of funds to the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology.
    Language is included under the General Services 
Administration allowing the transfer of funds within the 
Federal Buildings Fund, under certain circumstances, upon the 
advance approval of the Committees.
    Language is included under the General Services 
Administration, Federal Citizens Services Fund, allowing the 
transfer of funds from the Federal Citizens Services Fund to 
Federal agencies.
    Language is included under the General Services 
Administration, Pre-Election Presidential Transition, allowing 
the transfer of funds to the Acquisition Services Fund or 
Federal Buildings Fund.
    Section 521 permits the General Services Administration to 
transfer funds in the Federal Buildings Fund upon the advance 
approval of the Committees.
    Language is included under the Merit Systems Protection 
Board, Salaries and Expenses, allowing the transfer from the 
Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund.
    Language is included under the Morris K. Udall and Stewart 
L.Udall Trust Fund, allowing the transfer of funds to the 
Office of Inspector General of the Department of the Interior.
    Language is included under the Office of Personnel 
Management, Salaries and Expenses, allowing the transfer of 
certain trust funds to the Salaries and Expenses account for 
administrative expenses.
    Language is included under the Office of Personnel 
Management, Office of Inspector General, allowing the transfer 
of certain trust funds to the Office of Inspector General 
account for administrative expenses.
    Language is included under the Postal Regulatory 
Commission, Salaries and Expenses, allowing the transfer of 
amounts from the Postal Service Fund.
    Language is included under the Small Business 
Administration, Business Loans Program Account, allowing funds 
to be transferred to and merged with the Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation.
    Language is included under the Small Business 
Administration, Disaster Loans Program Account, allowing funds 
to be transferred to and merged with the Office of Inspector 
General and Salaries and Expenses appropriations.
    Section 530 permits the transfer of funds between 
appropriations of the Small Business Administration.
    Section 531 permits the transfer of funds from the Small 
Business Administration Salaries and Expenses and Business 
Loans Program Account appropriations into the Information 
Technology Systems Modernization and Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under the United States Postal 
Service, Office of Inspector General, allowing the transfer of 
amounts from the Postal Service Fund.

          UNDER TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS--GOVERNMENT-WIDE

    Section 721 authorizes departments and agencies to transfer 
funds to the General Services Administration to support certain 
financial, information technology, procurement, and other 
management initiatives.
    Section 745 authorizes with notification the transfer of 
funds to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

   Disclosure of Earmarks and Congressionally Directed Spending Items

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

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

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

                      TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE



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PART III--EMPLOYEES

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SUBPART I--MISCELLANEOUS

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 CHAPTER 95--PERSONNEL FLEXIBILITIES RELATING TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE 
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Sec. 9503. Streamlined critical pay authority

  (a) Notwithstanding section 9502, and without regard to the 
provisions of this title governing appointments in the 
competitive service or the Senior Executive Service and 
chapters 51 and 53 (relating to classification and pay rates), 
the Secretary of the Treasury may, [Before] before September 
30, 2013, establish, fix the compensation of, and appoint 
individuals to, designated critical administrative, technical, 
and professional positions needed to carry out the functions of 
the Internal Revenue Service, if--
          (1) the positions--
                  (A) require expertise of an extremely high 
                level in an administrative, technical, or 
                professional field; and
                  (B) are critical to the Internal Revenue 
                Service's successful accomplishment of an 
                important mission;
          (2) exercise of the authority is necessary to recruit 
        or retain an individual exceptionally well qualified 
        for the position;
          (3) the number of such positions does not exceed 40 
        at any one time;
          (4) designation of such positions are approved by the 
        Secretary of the Treasury;
          (5) the terms of such appointments are limited to no 
        more than 4 years, but are renewable for an additional 
        two years based on critical organization need;
          (6) appointees to such positions were not Internal 
        Revenue Service employees prior to June 1, 1998;
          (7) total annual compensation for any appointee to 
        such positions does not exceed the highest total annual 
        compensation payable at the rate determined under 
        section 104 of title 3; and
          (8) all such positions are excluded from the 
        collective bargaining unit.
  (b) Individuals appointed under this section shall not be 
considered to be employees for purposes of subchapter II of 
chapter 75.
  (c) The Secretary may exercise the authority provided by 
subsection (a) with respect to positions for IT specialists 
through September 30, 2023.

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                   JUDICIAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1990

TITLE II--FEDERAL JUDGESHIPS

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SEC. 203. DISTRICT JUDGES FOR THE DISTRICT COURTS.

  (a) In General.--The President shall appoint, by and with the 
advice and consent of the Senate--
          (1) 1 additional district judge for the western 
        district of Arkansas;
          (2) 2 additional district judges for the northern 
        district of California;
          (3) 5 additional district judges for the central 
        district of California;
          (4) 1 additional district judge for the southern 
        district of California;
          (5) 2 additional district judges for the district of 
        Connecticut;
          (6) 2 additional district judges for the middle 
        district of Florida;
          (7) 1 additional district judge for the northern 
        district of Florida;
          (8) 1 additional district judge for the southern 
        district of Florida;
          (9) 1 additional district judge for the middle 
        district of Georgia;
          (10) 1 additional district judge for the northern 
        district of Illinois;
          (11) 1 additional district judge for the southern 
        district of Iowa;
          (12) 1 additional district judge for the western 
        district of Louisiana;
          (13) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Maine;
          (14) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Massachusetts;
          (15) 1 additional district judge for the southern 
        district of Mississippi;
          (16) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Missouri;
          (17) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        New Hampshire;
          (18) 3 additional district judges for the district of 
        New Jersey;
          (19) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        New Mexico;
          (20) 1 additional district judge for the southern 
        district of New York;
          (21) 3 additional district judges for the eastern 
        district of New York;
          (22) 1 additional district judge for the middle 
        district of North Carolina;
          (23) 1 additional district judge for the southern 
        district of Ohio;
          (24) 1 additional district judge for the northern 
        district of Oklahoma;
          (25) 1 additional district judge for the western 
        district of Oklahoma;
          (26) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Oregon;
          (27) 3 additional district judges for the eastern 
        district of Pennsylvania;
          (28) 1 additional district judge for the middle 
        district of Pennsylvania;
          (29) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        South Carolina;
          (30) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Tennessee;
          (31) 1 additional district judge for the western 
        district of Tennessee;
          (32) 1 additional district judge for the middle 
        district of Tennessee;
          (33) 2 additional district judges for the northern 
        district of Texas;
          (34) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Texas;
          (35) 5 additional district judges for the southern 
        district of Texas;
          (36) 3 additional district judges for the western 
        district of Texas;
          (37) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Utah;
          (38) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Washington;
          (39) 1 additional district judge for the northern 
        district of West Virginia;
          (40) 1 additional district judge for the southern 
        district of West Virginia; and
          (41) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Wyoming.
  (b) Existing Judgeships.--(1) The existing district 
judgeships for the western district of Arkansas, the northern 
district of Illinois, the northern district of Indiana, the 
district of Massachusetts, the western district of New York, 
the eastern district of North Carolina, the northern district 
of Ohio, and the western district of Washington authorized by 
section 202(b) of the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal 
Judgeship Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-353, 98 Stat. 347-348) 
shall, as of the effective date of this title, be authorized 
under section 133 of title 28, United States Code, and the 
incumbents in those offices shall hold the office under section 
133 of title 28, United States Code, as amended by this title.
  (2)(A) The existing 2 district judgeships for the eastern and 
western districts of Arkansas (provided by section 133 of title 
28, United States Code, as in effect on the day before the 
effective date of this title) shall be district judgeships for 
the eastern district of Arkansas only, and the incumbents of 
such judgeships shall hold the offices under section 133 of 
title 28, United States Code, as amended by this title.
  (B) The existing district judgeship for the northern and 
southern districts of Iowa (provided by section 133 of title 
28, United States Code, as in effect on the day before the 
effective date of this title) shall be a district judgeship for 
the northern district of Iowa only, and the incumbent of such 
judgeship shall hold the office under section 133 of title 28, 
United States Code, as amended by this title.
  (C) The existing district judgeship for the northern, 
eastern, and western districts of Oklahoma (provided by section 
133 of title 28, United States Code, as in effect on the day 
before the effective date of this title) and the occupant of 
which has his or her official duty station at Oklahoma City on 
the date of the enactment of this title, shall be a district 
judgeship for the western district of Oklahoma only, and the 
incumbent of such judgeship shall hold the office under section 
133 of title 28, United States Code, as amended by this title.
  (c) Temporary Judgeships.--The President shall appoint, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate--
          (1) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of California;
          (2) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Hawaii;
          (3) 1 additional district judge for the central 
        district of Illinois;
          (4) 1 additional district judge for the southern 
        district of Illinois;
          (5) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Kansas;
          (6) 1 additional district judge for the western 
        district of Michigan;
          (7) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Missouri;
          (8) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Nebraska;
          (9) 1 additional district judge for the northern 
        district of New York;
          (10) 1 additional district judge for the northern 
        district of Ohio;
          (11) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Pennsylvania; and
          (12) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Virginia.
Except with respect to the district of Kansas, the western 
district of Michigan, the eastern district of Pennsylvania, the 
district of Hawaii, and the northern district of Ohio, the 
first vacancy in the office of district judge in each of the 
judicial districts named in this subsection, occurring 10 years 
or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill 
the temporary judgeship created by this subsection, shall not 
be filled. The first vacancy in the office of district judge in 
the district of Kansas occurring [28] 29 years and 6 months or 
more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the 
temporary judgeship created for such district under this 
subsection, shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the 
office of district judge in the western district of Michigan, 
occurring after December 1, 1995, shall not be filled. The 
first vacancy in the office of district judge in the eastern 
district of Pennsylvania, occurring 5 years or more after the 
confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary 
judgeship created for such district under this subsection, 
shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the office of 
district judge in the northern district of Ohio occurring 19 
years or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to 
fill the temporary judgeship created under this subsection 
shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the office of the 
district judge in the district of Hawaii occurring [25] 26 
years and 6 months or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created under this 
subsection shall not be filled. For districts named in this 
subsection for which multiple judgeships are created by this 
Act, the last of those judgeships filled shall be the 
judgeships created under this section.

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

 DIVISION A--TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, 
THE JUDICIARY, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2006

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                                TITLE IV

THE JUDICIARY

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  Sec. 406. The existing judgeship for the eastern district of 
Missouri authorized by section 203(c) of the Judicial 
Improvements Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-650, 104 Stat. 5089) 
as amended by Public Law 105-53, as of the effective date of 
this Act, shall be extended. The first vacancy in the office of 
district judge in this district occurring [26] 27 years and 6 
months or more after the confirmation date of the judge named 
to fill the temporary judgeship created by section 203(c) shall 
not be filled.

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  21ST CENTURY DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS AUTHORIZATION ACT



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

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TITLE III--MISCELLANEOUS

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SEC. 312. ADDITIONAL FEDERAL JUDGESHIPS.

  (a) Permanent District Judges for the District Courts.--
          (1) In general.--The President shall appoint, by and 
        with the advice and consent of the Senate--
                  (A) 5 additional district judges for the 
                southern district of California;
                  (B) 1 additional district judge for the 
                western district of North Carolina; and
                  (C) 2 additional district judges for the 
                western district of Texas.
          (2) [Omitted--Amendatory]
  (b) District Judgeships for the Central and Southern 
Districts of Illinois, the Northern District of New York, and 
the Eastern District of Virginia.--
          (1) Conversion of temporary judgeships to permanent 
        judgeships.--The existing district judgeships for the 
        central district and the southern district of Illinois, 
        the northern district of New York, and the eastern 
        district of Virginia authorized by section 203(c) (3), 
        (4), (9), and (12) of the Judicial Improvements Act of 
        1990 (Public Law 101-650, 28 U.S.C. 133 note) shall be 
        authorized under section 133 of title 28, United States 
        Code, and the incumbents in such offices shall hold the 
        offices under section 133 of title 28, United States 
        Code (as amended by this section).
          (2) [Omitted--Amendatory]
          (3) Effective date.--With respect to the central or 
        southern district of Illinois, the northern district of 
        New York, or the eastern district of Virginia, this 
        subsection shall take effect on the earlier of--
                  (A) the date on which the first vacancy in 
                the office of district judge occurs in such 
                district; or
                  (B) July 15, 2003.
  (c) Temporary Judgeships.--
          (1) In general.--The President shall appoint, by and 
        with the advice and consent of the Senate--
                  (A) 1 additional district judge for the 
                northern district of Alabama;
                  (B) 1 additional judge for the district of 
                Arizona;
                  (C) 1 additional judge for the central 
                district of California;
                  (D) 1 additional judge for the southern 
                district of Florida;
                  (E) 1 additional district judge for the 
                district of New Mexico;
                  (F) 1 additional district judge for the 
                western district of North Carolina; and
                  (G) 1 additional district judge for the 
                eastern district of Texas.
          (2) Vacancies not filled.--The first vacancy in the 
        office of district judge in each of the offices of 
        district judge authorized by this subsection, except in 
        the case of [the central district of California and the 
        western district of North Carolina] ``the central 
        district of California, the western district of North 
        Carolina, and the northern district of Alabama, 
        occurring [17] 18 years or more after the confirmation 
        date of the judge named to fill the temporary district 
        judgeship created in the applicable district by this 
        subsection, shall not be filled. The first vacancy in 
        the office of district judge in the central district of 
        California occurring [16 years] 17 years and 6 months 
        or more after the confirmation date of the judge named 
        to fill the temporary district judgeship created in 
        that district by this subsection, shall not be filled. 
        The first vacancy in the office of district judge in 
        the western district of North Carolina occurring [15] 
        16 years or more after the confirmation date of the 
        judge named to fill the temporary district judgeship 
        created in that district by this subsection, shall not 
        be filled. The first vacancy in the office of district 
        judge in the northern district of Alabama occurring 17 
        years or more after the confirmation date of the judge 
        named to fill the temporary district judgeship created 
        in that district by this subsection, shall not be 
        filled.
          (3) Effective date.--This subsection shall take 
        effect on July 15, 2003.
  (d) Extension of Temporary Federal District Court Judgeship 
for the Northern District of Ohio.--
          (1)  In general.--[Omitted--Amendatory]
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by this 
        subsection shall take effect on the date of enactment 
        of this Act.
  (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to 
be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this 
section, including such sums as may be necessary to provide 
appropriate space and facilities for the judicial positions 
created by this section.

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       UNIVERSAL SERVICE ANTIDEFICIENCY TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ACT



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TITLE III--UNIVERSAL SERVICE

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SEC. 302. APPLICATION OF CERTAIN TITLE 31 PROVISIONS TO UNIVERSAL 
                    SERVICE FUND.

  (a) In General.--During the period beginning on the date of 
enactment of this Act and ending on [December 31, 2019] 
December 31, 2020, section 1341 and subchapter II of chapter 15 
of title 31, United States Code, do not apply--
          (1) to any amount collected or received as Federal 
        universal service contributions required by section 254 
        of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254), 
        including any interest earned on such contributions; 
        nor
          (2) to the expenditure or obligation of amounts 
        attributable to such contributions for universal 
        service support programs established pursuant to that 
        section.
  (b) Post-2005 Fulfillment of Protected Obligations.--Section 
1341 and subchapter II of chapter 15 of title 31, United States 
Code, do not apply after [December 31, 2019] December 31, 2020, 
to an expenditure or obligation described in subsection (a)(2) 
made or authorized during the period described in subsection 
(a).
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            DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE ACCESS ACT OF 1999



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SEC. 3. PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAM.

  (a) Grants.--
          (1) In general.--From amounts appropriated under 
        subsection (i) the Mayor shall award grants to eligible 
        institutions that enroll eligible students to pay the 
        difference between the tuition and fees charged for in-
        State students and the tuition and fees charged for 
        out-of-State students on behalf of each eligible 
        student enrolled in the eligible institution.
          (2) Maximum student amounts.--An eligible student 
        shall have paid on the student's behalf under this 
        section--
                  (A) not more than $10,000 for any 1 award 
                year (as defined in section 481 of the Higher 
                Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1088)); and
                  (B) a total of not more than $50,000.
          (3) Proration.--The Mayor shall prorate payments 
        under this section for students who attend an eligible 
        institution on less than a full-time basis.
  (b) Reduction for Insufficient Appropriations.--
          (1) In general.--If the funds appropriated pursuant 
        to subsection (i) for any fiscal year are insufficient 
        to award a grant in the amount determined under 
        subsection (a) on behalf of each eligible student 
        enrolled in an eligible institution, then the Mayor 
        shall--
                  (A) first, ratably reduce the amount of the 
                tuition and fee payment made on behalf of each 
                eligible student who has not received funds 
                under this section for a preceding year; and
                  (B) after making reductions under 
                subparagraph (A), ratably reduce the amount of 
                the tuition and fee payments made on behalf of 
                all other eligible students.
          (2) Adjustments.--The Mayor may adjust the amount of 
        tuition and fee payments made under paragraph (1) based 
        on--
                  (A) the financial need of the eligible 
                students to avoid undue hardship to the 
                eligible students; or
                  (B) undue administrative burdens on the 
                Mayor.
          (3) Further adjustments.--Notwithstanding paragraphs 
        (1) and (2), the Mayor may prioritize the making or 
        amount of tuition and fee payments under this 
        subsection based on the income and need of eligible 
        students.
  (c) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Eligible institution.--The term ``eligible 
        institution'' means an institution that--
                  (A) is a public institution of higher 
                education located--
                          (i) in the State of Maryland or the 
                        Commonwealth of Virginia; or
                          (ii) outside the State of Maryland or 
                        the Commonwealth of Virginia, but only 
                        if the Mayor--
                                  (I) determines that a 
                                significant number of eligible 
                                students are experiencing 
                                difficulty in gaining admission 
                                to any public institution of 
                                higher education located in the 
                                State of Maryland or the 
                                Commonwealth of Virginia 
                                because of any preference 
                                afforded in-State residents by 
                                the institution;
                                  (II) consults with the 
                                Committee on Government Reform 
                                of the House of 
                                Representatives, the Committee 
                                on Governmental Affairs of the 
                                Senate, and the Secretary 
                                regarding expanding the program 
                                under this section to include 
                                such institutions located 
                                outside of the State of 
                                Maryland or the Commonwealth of 
                                Virginia; and
                                  (III) takes into 
                                consideration the projected 
                                cost of the expansion and the 
                                potential effect of the 
                                expansion on the amount of 
                                individual tuition and fee 
                                payments made under this 
                                section in succeeding years;
                  (B) is eligible to participate in the student 
                financial assistance programs under title IV of 
                the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
                1070 et seq.); and
                  (C) enters into an agreement with the Mayor 
                containing such conditions as the Mayor may 
                specify, including a requirement that the 
                institution use the funds made available under 
                this section to supplement and not supplant 
                assistance that otherwise would be provided to 
                eligible students from the District of 
                Columbia.
          (2) Eligible student.--The term ``eligible student'' 
        means an individual who--
                  (A)(i) in the case of an individual who 
                begins an undergraduate course of study within 
                3 calendar years (excluding any period of 
                service on active duty in the armed forces, or 
                service under the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 
                2501 et seq.) or subtitle D of title I of the 
                National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 
                U.S.C. 12571 et seq.)) of graduation from a 
                secondary school, or obtaining the recognized 
                equivalent of a secondary school diploma, was 
                domiciled in the District of Columbia for not 
                less than the 12 consecutive months preceding 
                the commencement of the freshman year at an 
                institution of higher education;
                  (ii) in the case of an individual who 
                graduated from a secondary school or received 
                the recognized equivalent of a secondary school 
                diploma before January 1, 1998, and is 
                currently enrolled at an eligible institution 
                as of the date of enactment of the District of 
                Columbia College Access Improvement Act of 
                2002, was domiciled in the District of Columbia 
                for not less than the 12 consecutive months 
                preceding the commencement of the freshman year 
                at an institution of higher education; or
                  (iii) in the case of any other individual and 
                an individual re-enrolling after more than a 3-
                year break in the individual's post-secondary 
                education, has been domiciled in the District 
                of Columbia for at least 5 consecutive years at 
                the date of application;
                  (B)(i) graduated from a secondary school or 
                received the recognized equivalent of a 
                secondary school diploma on or after January 1, 
                1998;
                  (ii) in the case of an individual who did not 
                graduate from a secondary school or receive a 
                recognized equivalent of a secondary school 
                diploma, is accepted for enrollment as a 
                freshman at an eligible institution on or after 
                January 1, 2002; or
                  (iii) in the case of an individual who 
                graduated from a secondary school or received 
                the recognized equivalent of a secondary school 
                diploma before January 1, 1998, is currently 
                enrolled at an eligible institution as of the 
                date of enactment of the District of Columbia 
                College Access Improvement Act of 2002;
                  (C) meets the citizenship and immigration 
                status requirements described in section 
                484(a)(5) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 
                (20 U.S.C. 1091(a)(5));
                  (D) is enrolled or accepted for enrollment, 
                on at least a half-time basis, in a degree, 
                certificate, or other program (including a 
                program of study abroad approved for credit by 
                the institution at which such student is 
                enrolled) leading to a recognized educational 
                credential at an eligible institution;
                  (E) if enrolled in an eligible institution, 
                is maintaining satisfactory progress in the 
                course of study the student is pursuing in 
                accordance with section 484(c) of the Higher 
                Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091(c));
                  (F) has not completed the individual's first 
                undergraduate baccalaureate course of study; 
                and
          (G) (i) for individuals who began an undergraduate 
        course of study prior to school year 2015-2016, is from 
        a family with a taxable annual income of less than 
        $1,000,000; (ii) for individuals who begin an 
        undergraduate course of study in or after school year 
        2016-2017 but before school year 2019-2020, is from a 
        family with a taxable annual income of less than 
        [$750,000.]; (iii) for individuals who begin an 
        undergraduate course of study in or after school year 
        2019-2020 but before school year 2020-2021, is from a 
        family with a taxable annual income of less than 
        $500,000; and (iv) for individuals who begin an 
        undergraduate course of study in or after school year 
        2020-2021, is from a family with a taxable income of 
        less than $750,000. [Beginning with school year 2017-
        2018, the Mayor shall adjust the amounts in clauses (i) 
        and (ii)] The Mayor shall adjust the amounts in this 
        subparagraph for inflation, as measured by the 
        percentage increase, if any, from the preceding fiscal 
        year in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban 
        Consumers, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
        of [the Department of Labor; and] the Department of 
        Labor, beginning with school year 2017-2018 in the case 
        of the amounts in clauses (i) and (ii), beginning with 
        school year 2020-2021 in the case of the amount in 
        clause (iii), and beginning with school year 2021-2022 
        in the case of the amount in clause (iv).
                  [(iii) For individuals who begin an 
                undergraduate course of study in or after 
                school year 2019-2020, is from a family with a 
                taxable annual income of less than $500,000. 
                Beginning with school year 2020-2021, the Mayor 
                shall adjust the amount in the previous 
                sentence for inflation, as measured by the 
                percentage increase, if any, from the preceding 
                fiscal year in the Consumer Price Index for All 
                Urban Consumers, published by the Bureau of 
                Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor.]
          (3) Institution of higher education.--The term 
        ``institution of higher education'' has the meaning 
        given the term in section 101 of the Higher Education 
        Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001).
          (4) Mayor.--The term ``Mayor'' means the Mayor of the 
        District of Columbia.
          (5) Secondary school.--The term ``secondary school'' 
        has the meaning given that term under section 9101 of 
        the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
          (6) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of Education.
  (d) Construction.--Nothing in this Act shall be construed to 
require an institution of higher education to alter the 
institution's admissions policies or standards in any manner to 
enable an eligible student to enroll in the institution.
  (e) Applications.--Each student desiring a tuition payment 
under this section shall submit an application to the eligible 
institution at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by 
such information as the eligible institution may require.
  (f) Administration of Program.--
          (1) In general.--The Mayor shall carry out the 
        program under this section in consultation with the 
        Secretary. The Mayor may enter into a grant, contract, 
        or cooperative agreement with another public or private 
        entity to administer the program under this section if 
        the Mayor determines that doing so is a more efficient 
        way of carrying out the program.
          (2) Policies and procedures.--The Mayor, in 
        consultation with institutions of higher education 
        eligible for participation in the program authorized 
        under this section, shall develop policies and 
        procedures for the administration of the program.
          (3) Memorandum of agreement.--The Mayor and the 
        Secretary shall enter into a Memorandum of Agreement 
        that describes--
                  (A) the manner in which the Mayor shall 
                consult with the Secretary with respect to 
                administering the program under this section; 
                and
                  (B) any technical or other assistance to be 
                provided to the Mayor by the Secretary for 
                purposes of administering the program under 
                this section (which may include access to the 
                information in the common financial reporting 
                form developed under section 483 of the Higher 
                Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1090)).
  (g) Mayor's Report.--The Mayor shall report to Congress 
annually regarding--
          (1) the number of eligible students attending each 
        eligible institution and the amount of the grant awards 
        paid to those institutions on behalf of the eligible 
        students;
          (2) the extent, if any, to which a ratable reduction 
        was made in the amount of tuition and fee payments made 
        on behalf of eligible students; and
          (3) the progress in obtaining recognized academic 
        credentials of the cohort of eligible students for each 
        year.
  (h) GAO Report. Beginning on the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall 
monitor the effect of the program assisted under this section 
on educational opportunities for eligible students. The 
Comptroller General shall analyze whether eligible students had 
difficulty gaining admission to eligible institutions because 
of any preference afforded in-State residents by eligible 
institutions, and shall expeditiously report any findings 
regarding such difficulty to Congress and the Mayor. In 
addition the Comptroller General shall--
          (1) analyze the extent to which there are an 
        insufficient number of eligible institutions to which 
        District of Columbia students can gain admission, 
        including admission aided by assistance provided under 
        this Act, due to--
                  (A) caps on the number of out-of-State 
                students the institution will enroll;
                  (B) significant barriers imposed by academic 
                entrance requirements (such as grade point 
                average and standardized scholastic admissions 
                tests); and
                  (C) absence of admission programs benefiting 
                minority students;
          (2) assess the impact of the program assisted under 
        this Act on enrollment at the University of the 
        District of Columbia; and
          (3) report the findings of the analysis described in 
        paragraph (1) and the assessment described in paragraph 
        (2) to Congress and the Mayor.
  (i) Authorization of Appropriations. There are authorized to 
be appropriated to the District of Columbia to carry out this 
section $12,000,000 for fiscal year 2000 and (subject to 
section 7) such sums as may be necessary for each of the 12 
succeeding fiscal years. Such funds shall remain available 
until expended.
  (j)) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect with 
respect to payments for periods of instruction that begin on or 
after January 1, 2000.

               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(A) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions proposed in the 
accompanying bill which may be considered, under certain 
circumstances, to change the application of existing law, 
either directly or indirectly. The bill provides that 
appropriations shall remain available for more than one year 
for a number of programs for which the basic authorizing 
legislation does not explicitly authorize such extended 
availability. In addition, the bill carries language, in some 
instances, permitting activities not authorized by law, or 
exempting agencies from certain provisions of law, but which 
has been carried in appropriations acts for many years.
    The bill includes several limitations on official 
entertainment, reception, and representation expenses. Similar 
provisions have appeared in many previous appropriations Acts. 
The bill includes a number of limitations on the purchase of 
automobiles or office furnishings that also have appeared in 
many previous appropriations Acts. Language is included in 
several instances permitting certain funds to be credited to 
the appropriations recommended. Language is also included in 
several instances permitting funding for services authorized by 
5 U.S.C. 3109 and for the hire of passenger motor vehicles.

                  Title I--Department of the Treasury

    Language is included for Departmental Offices, Salaries and 
Expenses, that provides funds for operation and maintenance of 
Treasury Buildings; hire of passenger motor vehicles; 
maintenance, repairs, and improvements of, and purchase of 
commercial insurance policies for real properties leased or 
owned overseas; and for domestic finance and tax policy 
activities. Language is also included designating funds for 
official reception and representation expenses; unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential nature; and extending the period 
of availability for certain funds.
    Language is included for the Committee on Foreign 
Investment in the United States Fund that provides for the 
transfer of funds to departments or agencies represented on the 
Committee for expenses of implementing section 721 of the 
Defense Production Act of 1950. Language is included that 
provides for the assessment and collection of offsetting 
collections.
    Language is included for Office of Terrorism and Financial 
Intelligence, Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds to 
safeguard the financial system from national security threats.
    Language is included for the Cybersecurity Enhancement 
Account that provides funds for enhanced cybersecurity for 
systems operated by the Department of the Treasury.
    Language is included for Department-wide Systems and 
Capital Investments Programs that provides funds for equipment, 
software, and repairs and renovations to buildings owned by the 
Department of the Treasury.
    Language is included for the Office of Inspector General, 
Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds to carry out the 
provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, including the 
hire of vehicles, unforeseen emergencies of a confidential 
nature, official reception and representation expenses, and 
unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature.
    Language is included for the Treasury Inspector General for 
Tax Administration, Salaries and Expenses that provides funds 
to carry out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, including consulting services, official reception and 
representation expenses, the purchase and hire of motor 
vehicles, unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature, and 
specifies the period of availability for certain funds.
    Language is included for the Special Inspector General for 
the Troubled Asset Relief Program, Salaries and Expenses, that 
provides funds for carrying out the provisions of the Emergency 
Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-343).
    Language is included for Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for the 
hire of motor vehicles; travel and training of non-Federal and 
foreign government personnel attending meetings involving 
domestic or foreign financial intelligence, law enforcement, 
and regulation; official reception and representation expenses; 
and assistance to Federal law enforcement agencies with or 
without reimbursement. Language is also included that extends 
the period of availability for certain amounts.
    Language is included for the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 
Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for necessary 
expenses, including for official reception and representation 
expenses, and extends the period of availability for 
information systems modernization funds. Language is also 
included specifying an amount to be derived from the Oil Spill 
Liability Trust Fund.
    Language is included for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and 
Trade Bureau, Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for 
the hire of passenger motor vehicles, official reception and 
representation expenses, cooperative research and development 
programs, and laboratory assistance to State and local 
agencies. Language is included that extends the period of 
availability for certain amounts.
    Language is included for the United States Mint, United 
States Mint Public Enterprise Fund, which identifies the source 
of funding for the operations and activities of the U.S. Mint 
and specifies the level of funding for circulating coinage and 
protective service capital investments.
    Language is included for the Community Development 
Financial Institutions Fund Program account that provides 
specific amounts for: financial and technical assistance; 
individuals with disabilities; Native American initiatives; 
Bank Enterprise Awards, Healthy Food Financing Initiatives; and 
administrative expenses for the program and cost of direct 
loans. Language is included for clarifying the amount for the 
Bond Guarantee Program. Language is included for a new program 
that provides funding for small dollar loans.
    Language is included under Internal Revenue Service, 
Taxpayer Services, that provides funds for pre-filing 
assistance and education, filing and account services, and 
taxpayer advocacy services, and dedicating funding for the Tax 
Counseling for the Elderly Program, low-income taxpayer clinic 
grants, and Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance grants.
    Language is included for the Internal Revenue Service, 
Enforcement, that provides funds to determine and collect owed 
taxes, provide legal and litigation support, conduct criminal 
investigations, enforce criminal statutes, purchase and hire of 
vehicles; and designates funding for the Interagency Crime and 
Drug Enforcement program. Language is included specifying the 
period of availability for certain funds. Language is included 
under a budget cap adjustment to address the Federal tax gap.
    Language is included for the Internal Revenue Service, 
Operations Support, that provides funds for operating and 
supporting taxpayer services and tax law enforcement programs; 
rent; facilities services; printing; postage; physical 
security; headquarters and other IRS-wide administration 
activities; research and statistics of income; 
telecommunications; information technology development, 
enhancement, operations, maintenance, and security; hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; and official reception and 
representation expenses. Language is included specifying the 
period of availability for certain funds and requiring reports 
on information technology. Language is included under a budget 
cap adjustment to address the Federal tax gap.
    Language is included for Internal Revenue Service, Business 
Systems Modernization that provides for the business systems 
modernization program, including capital asset acquisition of 
information technology, including management and related 
contractual costs and IRS labor costs of said acquisitions, 
contractual costs associated with operations, an extended 
availability of the funds and requires quarterly reports. 
Language is included to report on the Integrated Business 
Systems Modernization plan.
    In addition, the bill provides the following administrative 
provisions:
    Section 101. Language is included that allows for the 
transfer of up to four percent of the Enforcement appropriation 
and up to five percent of other appropriations made available 
to the IRS to any other IRS appropriation, upon the advance 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 102. Language is included that requires the IRS to 
maintain a training program in taxpayers' rights, dealing 
courteously with taxpayers, cross-cultural relations, and the 
impartial application of tax law.
    Section 103. Language is included that requires the IRS to 
institute and enforce policies and procedures that will 
safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer information and 
protect taxpayers against identity theft.
    Section 104. Language is included that makes funds 
available for improved facilities and increased staffing to 
provide efficient and effective 1-800 number help line service 
for taxpayers.
    Section 105. Language is included to require the IRS to 
issue notices to employers of any address change request and to 
give special consideration to offers in compromise for 
taxpayers who have been victims of payroll tax preparer fraud.
    Section 106. Language is included to prohibit the IRS from 
targeting U.S. citizens for exercising their First Amendment 
rights.
    Section 107. Language is included to prohibit the use of 
funds by the IRS to target groups based on their ideological 
beliefs.
    Section 108. Language is included to prohibit the use of 
funds by the IRS on conferences that do not adhere to 
recommendations made by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration.
    Section 109. Language is included prohibiting funds for IRS 
employee awards or hiring programs that do not consider 
employee conduct and Federal tax compliance.
    Section 110. Language included to prohibit the use of funds 
in contravention of section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code 
of 1986 (relating to confidentiality and disclosure of returns 
and return information).
    Section 111. Language is included to restore the Streamline 
Critical Pay for information technology specialists.
    Section 112. Language is included to authorize the 
Department to purchase uniforms, insurance for motor vehicles 
that are overseas, and motor vehicles that are overseas, 
without regard to the general purchase price limitations; to 
enter into contracts with the State Department for health and 
medical services for Treasury employees that are overseas; and 
to hire experts or consultants.
    Section 113. Language is included to authorize transfers, 
up to two percent, between Departmental Offices--Salaries and 
Expenses, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Bureau of the Fiscal 
Service, and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 
appropriations under certain circumstances.
    Section 114. Language is included to authorize transfers, 
up to two percent, between the IRS and TIGTA under certain 
circumstances.
    Section 115. Language is included prohibiting the 
Department of the Treasury from undertaking a redesign of the 
$1 Federal Reserve note.
    Section 116. Language is included providing for transfers 
from and reimbursements to Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 
Salaries and Expenses, for the purposes of debt collection.
    Section 117. Language is included prohibiting funds from 
being used by the United States Mint to construct or operate 
any museum without the approval of the House and Senate 
committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 118. Language is included prohibiting funds from 
being used to merge the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving 
and Printing without the approval of the House and Senate 
committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 119. Language is included deeming that funds for 
the Department of the Treasury's intelligence-related 
activities are specifically authorized in fiscal year 2020 
until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2010.
    Section 120. Language is included permitting the Bureau of 
Engraving and Printing to use $5,000 from the Industrial 
Revolving Fund for reception and representation expenses.
    Section 121. Language is included requiring the Department 
of the Treasury to submit a capital investment plan.
    Section 122. Language is included requiring the Department 
of the Treasury to submit a report on the Franchise Fund.
    Section 123. Language is included requiring a quarterly 
report from the Office of Financial Research.
    Section 124. Language is included requiring SIGTARP to 
prioritize performance audits or investigations of programs 
funded under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
    Section 125. Language is included prohibiting funds for the 
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence to be used to 
pay the salary of a Treasury employee detailed to another 
Department, agency, or office, funded in this bill.
    Section 126. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Treasury Forfeiture Funds for activities related to 
construction of physical barriers along the southern border of 
the United States.

              Title II--Executive Office of the President

    Language is included for The White House, Salaries and 
Expenses, that provides funds for services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 103, 105 and 107, hire of vehicles, 
and official reception and representation expenses; and the 
Office of Policy Development.
    Language is included for Executive Residence at the White 
House, Operating Expenses, that provides funds for necessary 
expenses as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 105, 109, 110, and 112-114.
    Language is included for Executive Residence at The White 
House, Reimbursable Expenses, that specifies the authorized use 
of funds; specifies that reimbursable expenses are the 
exclusive authority of the Executive Residence to incur 
obligations and receive offsetting collections; requires the 
sponsors of political events to make advance payments; requires 
the national committee of the political party of the President 
to maintain $25,000 on deposit; requires the Executive 
Residence to ensure that amounts owed are billed within 60 days 
of a reimbursable event and collected within 30 days of the 
bill notice; authorizes the Executive Residence to charge and 
assess interest and penalties on late payments; authorizes all 
reimbursements to be deposited into the Treasury as 
miscellaneous receipts; requires a report to the Committee on 
the reimbursable expenses within 90 days of the end of the 
fiscal year; requires the Executive Residence to maintain a 
system for tracking and classifying reimbursable events; and 
specifies that the Executive Residence is not exempt from the 
requirements of subchapter I or II of chapter 37 of title 31, 
United States Code.
    Language is included for White House Repair and Restoration 
that provides funds for the repair, alteration, and improvement 
of the Executive Residence at the White House; and allows funds 
to remain available until expended.
    Language is included for Council of Economic Advisors, 
Salaries and Expenses, that provides for necessary expenses in 
carrying out the Employment Act of 1946.
    Language is included for National Security Council and 
Homeland Security Council, Salaries and Expenses, that provides 
for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Language is included for Office of Administration, Salaries 
and Expenses, that provides funds for continued modernization 
of the information resources within the Executive Office of the 
President, to remain available until expended, and provides for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 107, and for 
the hire of vehicles.
    Language is included for Office of Management and Budget, 
Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for expenses; 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; the hire of vehicles; 
carrying out provisions of chapter 35 of title 44 United States 
Code and to prepare the budget request; specifies funds for 
official representation expenses; prohibits the review of 
agricultural marketing orders; prohibits the use of funds for 
the purpose of altering the transcript of testimony except for 
OMB officials; prohibits the use of funds for evaluating or 
determining if water resource project or study reports 
submitted by the Chief of Engineers are in compliance with all 
applicable laws, regulations, and requirements; prohibits the 
use of funds for altering the Corp of Engineers annual work 
plan; and specifies the amount of time to perform budgetary 
policy reviews of water resource matters on which the Chief of 
Engineers has reported before the report is considered 
approved, and specifies notification requirements.
    Language is included for Intellectual Property Enforcement 
Coordinator, that provides funds for expenses authorized by 
title III of the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for 
Intellectual Property Act of 2008 and services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109.
    Language is included for the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy, Salaries and Expenses, providing funds for 
research activities; official reception and representation 
expenses; and participation in joint projects or the provision 
of services to nonprofit, research, or public organizations or 
agencies, with or without reimbursement. Language is included 
permitting gifts for the purpose of aiding or facilitating the 
work of the Office.
    Language is included for Federal Drug Control Programs, 
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program, that provides 
funds for drug control activities, allows for the transfer of 
funds, and requires notification on the distribution of funds.
    Language is included for Other Federal Drug Control 
Programs that provides specific amounts for drug control 
activities and allows for the transfer of funds.
    Language is included for Unanticipated Needs that provides 
for the use of funds as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 108 and extends 
the availability of funds.
    Language is included for Information Technology Oversight 
and Reform that provides for the use of funds, extends the 
availability of funds, and allows for the transfer of funds.
    Language is included for Special Assistance to the 
President, Salaries and Expenses, that enables the Vice 
President to provide assistance to the President, services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 106, and the hire of 
vehicles.
    Language is included for Official Residence of the Vice 
President, Operating Expenses, provides funds for operation and 
maintenance of the official residence of the Vice President, 
the hire of vehicles, expenses authorized by 3 U.S.C. 106(b)(2) 
and provides for the transfer of funds as necessary.
    In addition, the bill provides the following administrative 
provisions:
    Section 201. Language is included permitting the transfer 
of not to exceed ten percent of funds among various 
appropriations within the Executive Office of the President, 
with advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations. The 
amount of an appropriation shall not be increased by more than 
50 percent.
    Section 202. Language is included requiring the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget to include a statement of 
budgetary impact with any Executive Order or Presidential 
Memorandum issued or rescinded during fiscal year 2020.
    Section 203. Language is included requiring the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget to issue a memorandum to 
all Federal departments, agencies, and corporations directing 
compliance with the provisions in title VII of this Act.
    Section 204. Language is included requiring the Office of 
Management and Budget to provide to the Committees on 
Appropriations each document apportioning an appropriation, to 
implement an automated system to post each document 
apportioning an appropriation on a publicly accessible website, 
and to provide to the Committees on Appropriations certain 
information about each document apportioning an appropriation 
that has not been approved by the Office of Management and 
Budget.

                        Title III--The Judiciary

    Language is included under Supreme Court, Salaries and 
Expenses, providing for certain funds to remain available until 
expended; the hire of passenger motor vehicles, official 
reception and representation, and miscellaneous expenses. 
Language is included providing funds for salaries of judges as 
authorized by law.
    Language is included under Supreme Court, Care of the 
Building and Grounds, permitting funds to remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included under United States Court of Appeals 
for the Federal Circuit, Salaries and Expenses, for necessary 
expenses of the court. Language is included providing funds for 
salaries of judges as authorized by law.
    Language is included under United States Court of 
International Trade, Salaries and Expenses, for necessary 
expenses of the court. Language is included providing funds for 
salaries of judges as authorized by law.
    Language is included under Courts of Appeals, District 
Courts, and Other Judicial Services, Salaries and Expenses, 
providing funds for the salaries of certain judges, and all 
other employees not otherwise provided for; necessary expenses; 
the purchase, rental, repair and cleaning of uniforms for 
Probation and Pretrial Services Office staff; firearms and 
ammunition; and specifies certain funds remain available for 
certain periods for specific purposes. Language is included 
providing funds for salaries of judges as authorized by law. 
Language is also included providing funding from the Vaccine 
Injury Compensation Trust Fund for certain purposes.
    Language is included under Defender Services, providing for 
the compensation and reimbursement of expenses for attorneys, 
investigative, expert and other services, the operation of 
Federal Defender organizations, travel, training, general 
administrative expenses and permitting funds to remain 
available until expended.
    Language is included under Fees of Jurors and Commissioners 
permitting funds to remain available until expended and 
specifying limitations for the compensation of land 
commissioners.
    Language is included under Court Security providing for 
protective guard services and procurement, installation and 
maintenance of security systems and equipment, building 
ingress-egress control, inspection of mail and packages, 
directed security patrols, perimeter security and services 
provided by the Federal Protective Services. Language is 
included permitting certain funds to remain available until 
expended, which may be transferred to the United States 
Marshals Service.
    Language is included under Administrative Office of the 
United States Courts, Salaries and Expenses, providing for 
travel, the hire of passenger motor vehicles, advertising and 
rent in the District of Columbia. Language is included 
specifying certain amounts for official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Language is included under Federal Judicial Center, 
Salaries and Expenses, extending the availability of certain 
funds for education and training, and specifying certain 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses.
    Language is included under United States Sentencing 
Commission, Salaries and Expenses, specifying certain amounts 
for official reception and representation expenses.
    In addition, the bill provides the following administrative 
provisions:
    Section 301. Language is included permitting funds for 
salaries and expenses to be available for the employment of 
experts and consultant services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Section 302. Language is included permitting up to five 
percent of any appropriation made available for fiscal year 
2020 to be transferred between Judiciary appropriations 
provided that no appropriation shall be decreased by more than 
five percent or increased by more than ten percent by any such 
transfer except in certain circumstances. In addition, the 
language provides that any such transfer shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under sections 604 and 608 of the 
accompanying bill and shall not be available for obligation or 
expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth 
in those sections.
    Section 303. Language is included allowing not to exceed 
$11,000 to be used for official reception and representation 
expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of the United 
States.
    Section 304. Language is included allowing the delegation 
of authority to the Judiciary for contracts for repairs of less 
than $100,000 through fiscal year 2020.
    Section 305. Language is included allowing a court security 
pilot program.
    Section 306. Language is included requested by the Judicial 
Conference of the United States extending temporary judgeships 
in Arizona, California Central, Florida Southern, Hawaii, 
Kansas, Missouri Eastern, New Mexico, North Carolina Western, 
and Texas Eastern.

                     Title IV--District of Columbia

    Language is included under Federal Payment for Resident 
Tuition Support, permitting the amount appropriated to remain 
available until expended; specifying conditions for the use, 
award, and financial accounting of funds; and requiring 
quarterly reports.
    Language is included under Federal Payment for Emergency 
Planning and Security Costs in the District of Columbia, 
providing that the amount appropriated shall remain available 
until expended for providing public safety at events, including 
support of the United States Secret Service, and to respond to 
terrorist threats or attacks.
    Language is included under Federal Payment to the District 
of Columbia Courts, authorizing official reception and 
representation expenses; specifying certain amounts for 
specific purposes; providing all amounts under this heading 
shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and 
Budget and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
appropriated for salaries and expenses of other Federal 
agencies; allowing funds made available for capital 
improvements to remain available until September 30, 2020; 
providing for the reallocation of funds and providing for 
certain payments.
    Language is included under Federal Payment for Defender 
Services in the District of Columbia Courts, providing that the 
amount appropriated shall remain available until expended; 
specifying who shall administer these funds; and providing that 
all amounts under this heading shall be apportioned quarterly 
by the Office of Management and Budget and obligated and 
expended in the same manner as funds appropriated for salaries 
and expenses of other Federal agencies; and that not more than 
$20,000,000 in unobligated funds provided in this account may 
be transferred to and merged with funds made available under 
the heading Federal Payment to District of Columbia Courts.
    Language is included under Federal Payment to the Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of 
Columbia, allowing the transfer and hire of motor vehicles; 
authorizing official reception and representation expenses; 
specifying certain amounts for specific purposes and programs; 
allowing $3,818,000 to remain available until September 30, 
2022 for costs associated with replacement leases; providing 
that all amounts under this heading shall be apportioned 
quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget and obligated 
and expended in the same manner as funds appropriated for 
salaries and expenses of other Federal agencies; allowing the 
use of programmatic incentives for offenders and defendants who 
successfully meet the terms of their supervision; authorizing 
the Director to accept, solicit and use on the behalf of the 
Agency any monetary or nonmonetary gift to support offenders 
and defendants successfully meeting terms of supervision.
    Language is included under Federal Payment to District of 
Columbia Public Defender Service, allowing the transfer and 
hire of motor vehicles; providing that all amounts under this 
heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies; and authorizing the acceptance and use of 
voluntary and uncompensated services to facilitate the work of 
the District of Columbia Public Defender Service.
    Language is included under Federal Payment to the Criminal 
Justice Coordinating Council, specifying that the amount 
appropriated shall remain available until expended to support 
initiatives related to the coordination of Federal and local 
criminal justice resources.
    Language is included under Federal Payment for Judicial 
Commissions, specifying certain amounts for certain commissions 
and allowing for appropriations to remain available until 
September 30, 2020.
    Language is included under Federal Payment for School 
Improvement, allowing for appropriations to remain available 
until expended for payments authorized under the Scholarship 
for Opportunity and Results Act (SOAR). Additional language is 
included requiring schools participating in the SOAR program to 
certify compliance with Federal civil rights and special 
education laws.
    Language is included under Federal Payment for the District 
of Columbia National Guard, providing funds for the National 
Guard Retention and College Access Program to remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included under Federal Payment for Testing and 
Treatment of HIV/AIDS for testing and treatment.

                     Title V--Independent Agencies

    Language is included for the Administrative Conference of 
the United States, Salaries and Expenses, that provides for 
expenses, including official reception and representation, and 
extends the availability of funds.
    Language is included for the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for 
expenses, the hire of motor vehicles, services as authorized by 
5 U.S.C. 3109 (with a limitation on rates for individuals), and 
official reception and representation expenses.
    The bill includes the following administrative provision 
under the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
    Section 501. Language is included prohibiting funds to 
finalize, implement, or enforce the proposed rule on 
recreational off-highway vehicles until a study is completed by 
the National Academy of Sciences.
    Language is included for the Election Assistance 
Commission, Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds to carry 
out the Help America Vote Act of 2002 and for relocation 
expenses.
    Language is included for the Election Assistance 
Commission, Election Security Grants, that provides funds to 
make payments to states for activities to improve the 
administration of elections for Federal office, including to 
enhance election technology and make election security 
improvements.
    Language is included under the Federal Communications 
Commission, Salaries and Expenses, permitting funds for 
uniforms and allowances therefor, official reception and 
representation expenses, purchase and hire of motor vehicles, 
special counsel fees, and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 
3109. Language provides for the assessment and collection of 
offsetting collections, authorizes retention of such 
collections, and provides that they remain available until 
expended. Language limits the use of proceeds from the use of a 
competitive bidding system. Language provides funding for the 
Office of Inspector General.
    The bill includes the following administrative provisions 
under the Federal Communications Commission:
    Section 510. Language is included extending an exemption 
from the Antideficiency Act for the Universal Service Fund.
    Section 511. Language is included prohibiting the FCC from 
changing rules governing the Universal Service Fund regarding 
single connection or primary line restrictions.
    Language is included for the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation, Office of Inspector General, that provides for the 
funds to be derived from the Deposit Insurance Fund, and the 
FSLIC Resolution Fund.
    Language is included for the Federal Election Commission, 
Salaries and Expenses, providing for expenses including 
official reception and representation expenses.
    Language is included for the Federal Labor Relations 
Authority, Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the hire of experts and 
consultants, hire of motor vehicles, reception and 
representation expenses and the rental of conference rooms; 
authorizes travel payments to public members of the Federal 
Service Impasses Panel; and allows for fees collected to be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriation.
    Language is included for the Federal Trade Commission, 
Salaries and Expenses, permitting funds for uniforms and 
allowances therefor, services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
official reception and representation expenses, hire of motor 
vehicles, and contract for collection services. Language 
provides for the crediting and retention of certain fees. 
Language also prohibits funds from being used to implement 
subsection (e)(2)(B) of section 43 of the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Act.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, Federal Buildings Fund that allows for revenues 
and collections to be spent from the Fund; specifies the 
conditions under which funds made available can be used; limits 
the availability of funds for certain purposes; specifies 
funding for construction and acquisition projects; specifies 
funding for special emphasis programs; provides for certain 
transfers of funds; requires spending plans; and prohibits 
excess funds from being available.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, Government-wide Policy, that provides funds for 
policy and evaluation activities associated with the management 
of real and personal property assets and certain administrative 
services; support responsibilities relating to acquisition, 
telecommunications, motor vehicles, information technology 
management, and related technology activities; and services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, Operating Expenses that provides funds for 
Government-wide activities associated with personal and real 
property disposal, and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; 
for expenses for activities associated with agency-wide policy 
direction and management.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals for 
activities associated with the Civilian Board of Contract 
Appeals.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, Office of Inspector General that makes certain 
funds available until expended and provides for awards in 
recognition of efforts that enhance the office. Language is 
included for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 
designates funds for information and detection of fraud.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, Allowances and Office Staff for Former 
Presidents, for carrying out the provisions of 3 U.S.C. 102 
note and Public Law 95-138.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, Federal Citizen Services Fund, which provides 
funds for the Office of Citizen Services and other information 
technology costs. Language is included allowing for certain 
transfers to the Federal Citizen Services Fund. Language is 
also included for the Federal Citizen Services Fund that 
authorizes funds to be deposited in the Fund and limits the 
availability of funds in the Fund.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, Pre-Election Presidential Transition, which 
funds activities authorized by the Pre-Election Presidential 
Transition Act of 2010.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, Technology Modernization Fund, for technology-
related modernization activities.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, Environmental Review Improvement Fund for the 
authorized activities of the Environmental Review Improvement 
Fund and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council.
    In addition, the bill includes the following administrative 
provisions under the General Services Administration:
    Section 520. Language is included providing authority for 
the use of funds for the hire of motor vehicles.
    Section 521. Language is included providing that funds made 
available for activities of the Federal Buildings Fund may be 
transferred between appropriations with advance approval of the 
Congress to apply to funds provided in prior appropriations 
Acts.
    Section 522. Language is included requiring funds proposed 
for developing courthouse construction requests to meet 
appropriate standards and the priorities of the Judicial 
Conference.
    Section 523. Language is included providing that no funds 
may be used to increase the amount of occupiable square feet, 
provide cleaning services, security enhancements, or any other 
service usually provided, to any agency which does not pay the 
assessed rent.
    Section 524. Language is included permitting GSA to pay 
small claims (up to $250,000) made against the Federal 
Government.
    Section 525. Language is included requiring the 
Administrator to ensure that the delineated area of procurement 
for all lease agreements is identical to the delineated area 
included in the prospectus unless prior notice is given to the 
Committees.
    Section 526. Language is included requiring a spend plan 
for certain accounts and programs.
    Language is included for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship 
Foundation as established by section 10 of Public Law 93-642.
    Language is included for the Merit Systems Protection 
Board, Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference rooms, hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, direct procurement of survey 
printing, official reception and representation expenses, 
specifies the period of availability for certain funds, 
provides for administration expenses to adjudicate retirement 
appeals, and provides for the transfer of some funds.
    Language is included for the National Archives and Records 
Administration, Operating Expenses, that provides funds for 
uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 
5901, including maintenance, repairs, and cleaning; the hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; activities of the Public Interest 
Declassification Board; the review and declassification of 
documents; and the operations and maintenance of the electronic 
records archive. Language is included that designates funds for 
repair and alteration of the National Archives facility in 
College Park, Maryland, and related improvements necessary to 
enhance the Federal Government's ability to electronically 
preserve, manage, and store Government records and for 
implementation of the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection 
Act of 2018, and provides that such funds remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included for the National Archives and Records 
Administration, Office of Inspector General, that provides 
funds for the hire of motor vehicles.
    Language is included for the National Archives and Records 
Administration, Repairs and Restoration, that provides funds 
for the repair, alteration, and improvement of archives 
facilities and provision of adequate storage for holdings; and 
provides that funds remain available until expended.
    Language is included under the National Archives and 
Records Administration, National Historical Publications and 
Records Commission Grants Program, that provides funds for 
allocations and grants for historical publications and records; 
and provides that funds remain available until expended.
    Language is included under the National Credit Union 
Administration, Community Development Credit Union Revolving 
Loan Fund, that provides funds for technical assistance and 
extends the availability of funds.
    Language is included under the Office of Government Ethics, 
Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference rooms, hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, and official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Language is included under the Office of Personnel 
Management, Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, medical examinations for 
veterans, rental of conference rooms, hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, official reception and representation expenses, 
advances for reimbursements, payment of per diem or subsistence 
allowances, and the transfer of administrative expenses; 
directs that provisions shall not affect other authorities; 
prohibits funds for the Legal Examining Unit; and authorizes 
the acceptance of donations under certain conditions.
    Language is included for the Office of Personnel 
Management, Office of Inspector General, Salaries and Expenses, 
that provides funds for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
hire of passenger motor vehicles, rental of conference rooms, 
and a transfer for administrative expenses.
    Language is included for the Office of Special Counsel, 
Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, payment of fees and expenses for 
witnesses, rental of conference rooms, and the hire of 
passenger motor vehicles.
    Language is included for the Postal Regulatory Commission, 
Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds derived from a 
transfer from the Postal Service Fund.
    Language is included for the Privacy and Civil Liberties 
Oversight Board, Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds 
authorized by section 1061 of 42 U.S.C. 2000ee.
    Language is included for the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Salaries and Expenses, that provides for rental of 
space, services, reception and representation expenses, a 
permanent secretariat for the International Organization of 
Securities Commissions, and consultations and meetings hosted 
by the Commission. Language is included designating funds for 
enforcement, compliance inspections and examinations, trading 
and markets, other program offices, the inspector general, the 
economics division, and a replacement lease for the NY regional 
office. Language is included that provides for the crediting of 
offsetting collections. Language provides for the assessment 
and collection of offsetting collections, authorizes retention 
of such collections, and provides that they remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included for the Selective Service System, 
Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for attendance of 
meetings, training, hire of passenger motor vehicles, services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and official reception and 
representation expenses; authorizes certain exemptions under 
certain conditions; and prohibits funds used in connection with 
the induction of any person into the Armed Forces of the United 
States.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for the hire of 
motor vehicles and official reception and representation 
expenses; designates funds for lender oversight activities; 
provides authority to charge fees and credit such fees to the 
account without further appropriation; authorizes the 
acceptance of gifts; and extends the period of availability of 
funds for the Loan Modernization and Accounting System.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
Entrepreneurial Development Programs, that provides funds for 
programs supporting entrepreneurial and small business 
development grant programs. Language is included extending the 
availability of funds.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
Office of Inspector General, that provides funds to carry out 
the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
Office of Advocacy, that provides funds to carry out the 
provisions of the Independent Office of Advocacy Act of 2003 
and the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, and provides such 
funds to remain available until expended.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
Business Loans Program Account, providing funds for the cost of 
direct loans and guaranteed loans, to remain available until 
expended, and limiting commitments for certain guaranteed loan 
programs. Language is also included authorizing the transfer of 
funds to the Salaries and Expenses appropriation for 
administrative expenses.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
Disaster Loans Program Account, that provides funds for 
administrative expenses, to remain available until expended, 
and authorizes the transfer of funds to the Office of Inspector 
General and the Salaries and Expenses appropriations.
    In addition, the bill includes the following administrative 
provisions the Small Business Administration (SBA):
    Section 530 allows for the transfer of funds between Small 
Business Administration appropriations.
    Section 531 allows for the transfer of funds from SBA 
Salaries and Expenses and Business Loans Program Account 
appropriations into the Information Technology Systems 
Modernization and Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included for the United States Postal Service, 
Payment to the Postal Service Fund, that provides funds for 
revenue foregone; stipulates that mail for overseas voting and 
mail for the blind is free; provides that 6-day delivery shall 
continue at not less than the 1983 level; prohibits funds in 
this Act from being used to charge a fee to a child support 
enforcement agency seeking the address of a postal customer; 
prohibits funds from being used to consolidate or close small 
rural and other small post offices; and requires the Postal 
Service to continue to offer for sale copies of the 
Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp and 
the Alzheimer's Semipostal Stamp.
    Language is included for the United States Postal Service, 
Office of Inspector General, that provides for transfer from 
the Postal Service Fund.
    Language is included for the United States Tax Court, 
Salaries and Expenses, that provides funds for contract 
reporting and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, that 
extends the availability of some funds, and that requires that 
travel expenses of the judges shall be paid upon the written 
certificate of the judge.

                 Title VI--General Provisions--This Act

    In addition, the bill provides the following provisions 
under this title:
    Section 601. Language is included prohibiting pay and other 
expenses for non-Federal parties in regulatory or adjudicatory 
proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 602. Language is included prohibiting obligations 
beyond the current fiscal year and prohibits transfers of funds 
unless expressly so provided herein.
    Section 603. Language is included limiting procurement 
contracts for consulting service expenditures to contracts that 
are matters of public record and available for public 
inspection.
    Section 604. Language is included prohibiting transfer of 
funds in this Act without express authority.
    Section 605. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds to engage in activities that would prohibit the 
enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act.
    Section 606. Language is included concerning compliance 
with the Buy American Act.
    Section 607. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds by any person or entity convicted of violating the Buy 
American Act.
    Section 608. Language is included specifying reprogramming 
procedures. The provision requires that agencies or entities 
funded by the Act consult with the Committee, notify the 
Committee, and obtain prior approval from the Committee for any 
reprogramming of funds that: (1) creates a new program; (2) 
eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds 
or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which 
funds have been denied or restricted by the Congress; (4) 
proposes to use funds directed for a specific activity by the 
Committee on Appropriations of either the House of 
Representatives or the Senate for a different purpose; (5) 
augments existing programs, projects, or activities in excess 
of $1,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, or increases 
the number of full-time employee equivalents by 10 percent or 
more; (6) reduces existing programs, projects, or activities by 
$1,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, or reduces the 
number of full-time employee equivalents by 10 percent or more; 
(7) relocates an office or employees; or (8) creates, 
reorganizes, or restructures a branch, division, office, 
bureau, board, commission, agency, administration, or 
department different from the budget justifications submitted 
to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate or the tables in the report 
accompanying this Act, whichever is more detailed. The 
provision also directs the agencies funded by this Act to 
submit operating plans for the Committee's review within 60 
days of the bill's enactment.
    Section 609. Language is included providing that fifty 
percent of unobligated balances may remain available for 
certain purposes.
    Section 610. Language is included prohibiting funding for 
the Executive Office of the President to request either a 
Federal Bureau of Investigation background investigation or 
Internal Revenue Service determination with respect to section 
501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, except with the 
express consent of the individual involved in an investigation 
or in extraordinary circumstances involving national security.
    Section 611. Language is included regarding cost accounting 
standards for contracts under the Federal Employee Health 
Benefits Program.
    Section 612. Language is included regarding non-foreign 
area cost of living allowances.
    Section 613. Language is included prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for abortion under the Federal Employees 
Health Benefits program.
    Section 614. Language is included making exceptions to the 
preceding provision where the life of the mother is in danger 
or the pregnancy is a result of an act of rape or incest.
    Section 615. Language is included waiving restrictions on 
the purchase of non-domestic articles, materials, and supplies 
in the case of acquisition of information technology by the 
Federal government.
    Section 616. Language is included prohibiting officers or 
employees of any regulatory agency or commission funded by this 
Act from accepting travel payments or reimbursements from a 
person or entity regulated by such agency or commission.
    Section 617. Language is included permitting the Securities 
and Exchange Commission and Commodities Futures Trading 
Commission to fund a joint advisory committee to advise on 
emerging regulatory issues, notwithstanding Section 708 of this 
Act.
    Section 618. Language is included requiring certain 
agencies in this Act to consult with the General Services 
Administration before seeking new office space or making 
alterations to existing office space.
    Section 619. Language is included providing for several 
appropriated mandatory accounts. These are accounts where 
authorizing language requires the payment of funds. The 
Congressional Budget Office estimates the cost for the 
following programs addressed in this provision: $450,000 for 
Compensation of the President including $50,000 for expenses, 
$220,000,000 for the Judicial Retirement Funds (Judicial 
Officers' Retirement Fund, Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund, 
and the United States Court of Federal Claims Judges' 
Retirement Fund), $13,887,000,000 for the Government Payment 
for Annuitants, Employee Health Benefits, $44,000,000 for the 
Government Payment for Annuitants, Employee Life Insurance, and 
$7,758,000,000 for the Payment to the Civil Service Retirement 
and Disability Fund.
    Section 620. Language is included prohibiting funds for the 
Federal Trade Commission to complete or publish the study, 
recommendations, or report prepared by the Interagency Working 
Group on Food Marketed to Children.
    Section 621. Language is included preventing conflicts of 
interest by prohibiting contractor security clearance related 
background investigators from undertaking final Federal reviews 
of their own work.
    Section 622. Language is included requiring that the head 
of any executive branch agency ensure that the Chief 
Information Officer has authority to participate in the budget 
planning process and approval of the information technology 
budget.
    Section 623. Language is included prohibiting funds in 
contravention of the Federal Records Act.
    Section 624. Language is included prohibiting agencies from 
requiring Internet Service Providers to disclose electronic 
communications information in a manner that violates the Fourth 
Amendment.
    Section 625. Language is included relating to Universal 
Service Fund payments for wireless providers
    Section 626. Language is included prohibiting funds to be 
used to deny inspectors general access to records.
    Section 627. Language is included prohibiting any funds 
made available in this Act from being used to establish a 
computer network unless such network blocks the viewing, 
downloading, and exchanging of pornography.
    Section 628. Language is included prohibiting any funds 
made available in this Act from being used to pay for award or 
incentive fees for contractors with below satisfactory 
performance.
    Section 629. Language is included prohibiting funds made 
available in this Act from being used for certain travel and 
conference activities unless an agency or entity determines 
that the travel is in the national interest and advance notice 
is provided to the Appropriations Committees.
    Section 630. Language is included prohibiting funds made 
available in this Act from being used to fund first-class or 
business-class travel in contravention of Federal regulations.
    Section 631. Language is included providing $1,000,000 for 
the Inspectors General Council Fund for expenses related to 
enhancement to www.oversight.gov.
    Section 632. Language is included prohibiting funds made 
available in this Act or any other Act from being used to 
reorganize or to transfer the Office of Personnel Management 
functions or authority to the General Services Administration 
or Office of Management and Budget.
    Section 633. Language is included prohibiting funds made 
available in this Act from being used to penalize a financial 
institution for providing financial services to an entity that 
participates in a business or organized activity involving 
marijuana that is conducted pursuant to a law established by a 
state or a unit of local government.
    Section 634. Language is included prohibiting use of funds 
in this or any other Act to propose, promulgate, or implement 
any rule, principle, policy, standard, or guidance changing the 
2017 methodology for determining the Official Poverty Measure.
    Section 635. Language is included rescinding $16,369,000 in 
prior year unobligated balances from the Small Business 
Administration--Business Loans Program account.

             Title VII--General Provisions--Government-Wide

    In addition, the bill provides the following provisions 
under this title:
    Section 701. Language is included requiring agencies to 
administer a policy designed to ensure that all of its 
workplaces are free from the illegal use of controlled 
substances.
    Section 702. Language is included establishing price 
limitations on vehicles to be purchased by the Federal 
Government with certain exceptions.
    Section 703. Language is included allowing funds made 
available to agencies for travel to also be used for quarters 
allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 704. Language is included prohibiting the 
employment of noncitizens with certain exceptions.
    Section 705. Language is included giving agencies the 
authority to pay General Services Administration bills for 
space renovation and other services.
    Section 706. Language is included allowing agencies to 
finance the costs of recycling and waste prevention programs 
with proceeds from the sale of materials recovered through such 
programs.
    Section 707. Language is included providing that funds made 
available to corporations and agencies subject to 31 U.S.C. 91 
may pay rent and other service costs in the District of 
Columbia.
    Section 708. Language is included prohibiting interagency 
financing of groups absent prior statutory approval.
    Section 709. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds for enforcing regulations disapproved in accordance with 
the applicable law of the U.S.
    Section 710. Language is included limiting the amount of 
funds that can be used for redecoration of offices under 
certain circumstances.
    Section 711. Language is included allowing for interagency 
funding of national security and emergency telecommunications 
initiatives.
    Section 712. Language is included requiring agencies to 
certify that a Schedule C appointment was not created solely or 
primarily to detail the employee to the White House.
    Section 713. Language is included prohibiting the payment 
of any employee who prohibits, threatens or prevents another 
employee from communicating with Congress.
    Section 714. Language is included prohibiting Federal 
training not directly related to the performance of official 
duties.
    Section 715. Language is included prohibiting, other than 
for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, 
propaganda, publicity and lobbying by executive agency 
personnel in support or defeat of legislative initiatives.
    Section 716. Language is included prohibiting any Federal 
agency from disclosing an employee's home address to any labor 
organization, absent employee authorization or court order.
    Section 717. Language is included prohibiting funds to be 
used to provide non-public information such as mailing, 
telephone, or electronic mailing lists to any person or 
organization outside the government without the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 718. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds for propaganda and publicity purposes not authorized by 
Congress.
    Section 719. Language is included directing agency 
employees to use official time in an honest effort to perform 
official duties.
    Section 720. Language is included allowing the use of funds 
to finance an appropriate share of the Federal Accounting 
Standards Advisory Board.
    Section 721. Language is included allowing the transfer of 
funds to the General Services Administration to finance an 
appropriate share of various government-wide boards and 
councils and for Federal Government Priority Goals under 
certain conditions.
    Section 722. Language is included permitting breast feeding 
in a Federal building or on Federal property if the woman and 
child are authorized to be there.
    Section 723. Language is included permitting interagency 
funding of the National Science and Technology Council and 
provides for a report on the budget and resources of the 
National Science and Technology Council.
    Section 724. Language is included requiring documents 
involving the distribution of Federal funds to indicate the 
agency providing the funds and the amount provided.
    Section 725. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds to monitor personal access or use of Internet sites or to 
collect, review, or obtain any personally identifiable 
information relating to access to or use of an Internet site.
    Section 726. Language is included requiring health plans 
participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program 
to provide contraceptive coverage and provides exemptions to 
certain religious plans.
    Section 727. Language is included supporting strict 
adherence to anti-doping activities.
    Section 728. Language is included allowing funds for 
official travel to be used by departments and agencies, if 
consistent with OMB Circular A-126, to participate in the 
fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
    Section 729. Language is included prohibiting the 
implementation of OPM regulations limiting detailees to the 
legislative branch and placing certain limitations on the Coast 
Guard Congressional Fellowship program.
    Section 730. Language is included restricting the use of 
funds for Federal law enforcement training facilities.
    Section 731. Language is included prohibiting Executive 
Branch agencies from creating prepackaged news stories that are 
broadcast or distributed in the United States unless the story 
includes a clear notification within the text or audio of that 
news story that the prepackaged news story was prepared or 
funded by that executive branch agency.
    Section 732. Language is included prohibiting use of funds 
in contravention of section 552a of title 5, United States Code 
(the Privacy Act) and regulations implementing that section.
    Section 733. Language is included prohibiting funds from 
being used for any Federal Government contract with any foreign 
incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic 
corporation.
    Section 734. Language is included requiring agencies to pay 
a fee to the Office of Personnel Management for processing 
retirement of employees who separate under Voluntary Early 
Retirement Authority or who receive Voluntary Separation 
Incentive payments.
    Section 735. Language is included prohibiting funds for the 
painting of a portrait of an employee of the Federal government 
including the President, the Vice President, a Member of 
Congress, the head of an executive branch agency, or the head 
of an office of the legislative branch.
    Section 736. Language is included limiting the pay 
increases of certain prevailing rate employees.
    Section 737. Language is included requiring agencies to 
submit reports to Inspectors General concerning expenditures 
for agency conferences.
    Section 738. Language is included prohibiting funds to be 
used to increase, eliminate, or reduce funding for a program or 
project unless such change is made pursuant to reprogramming or 
transfer provisions.
    Section 739. Language is included prohibiting agencies from 
using funds to implement regulations changing the competitive 
areas under reductions-in-force for Federal employees.
    Section 740. Language is included that prohibits the use of 
funds for a public-private competition regarding the conversion 
to contractor performance of any function performed by civilian 
Federal employees.
    Section 741. Language is included ensuring contractors are 
not prevented from reporting waste, fraud, or abuse by signing 
confidentiality agreements that would prohibit such disclosure.
    Section 742. Language is included prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for the implementation of certain 
nondisclosure agreements unless certain provisions are included 
in the agreements.
    Section 743. Language is included prohibiting funds to any 
corporation with certain unpaid Federal tax liabilities unless 
an agency has considered suspension or debarment of the 
corporation and made a determination that further action is not 
necessary to protect the interests of the Government.
    Section 744. Language is included prohibiting funds to any 
corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation 
within the preceding 24 months unless an agency has considered 
suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a 
determination that further action is not necessary to protect 
the interests of the Government.
    Section 745. Language is included requiring the Bureau of 
Consumer Financial Protection to notify certain Committees of 
requests for a transfer of funds from the Federal Reserve 
System and to post any such notifications on the Bureaus 
website.
    Section 746. Language is included addressing possible 
technical scorekeeping differences for fiscal year 2019 between 
the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional 
Budget Office.
    Section 747. Language is included that provides adjustment 
in rates of basic pay for Federal employees, to be paid for by 
appropriations.
    Section 748. Language is included that increases pay for 
the Vice President and certain senior political appointees.
    Section 749. Language is included addressing collective 
bargaining agreements.
    Section 750. Language is included concerning the non-
application of these general provisions to title IV and to 
title VIII.

          Title VIII--General Provisions--District of Columbia

    In addition, the bill provides the following provisions 
under this title:
    Section 801. Language is included establishing 
reprogramming procedures for Federal and local funds.
    Section 802. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Federal funds for abortion except in the cases of rape or 
incest or if necessary to save the life of the mother.
    Section 803. Language is included prohibiting the 
obligation of Federal funds beyond the current fiscal year and 
transfers of funds unless expressly provided herein.
    Section 804. Language is included providing that not to 
exceed 50 percent of unobligated balances from Federal 
appropriations for salaries and expenses may remain available 
for certain purposes.
    Section 805. Language is included appropriating local funds 
during fiscal year 2020 if there is an absence of a continuing 
resolution or regular appropriation for the District of 
Columbia. Funds are provided under the same authorities and 
conditions and in the same manner and extent as provided for in 
fiscal year 2019.
    Section 806. Language is included limiting access to the 
D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program to families with a 
taxable annual income of less than $750,000 subject to 
inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
    Section 807. Language is included providing for a 
``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains to 
contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 808. Language is included limiting references to 
``this Act'' as referring to only this title and title IV.

                  Appropriations not Authorized by Law

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

                                             [Dollars in thousands]
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                                                                                   Appropriation
                                                   Last Year of    Authorization   in Last Year   Appropriations
                     Account                       Authorization       Level            of          in this bill
                                                                                   Authorization
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Title I--Department of the Treasury
    Departmental Offices--Salaries and Expenses.             n/a             n/a             n/a         224,373
    Office of Terrorism and Financial                       2013       such sums         100,000         167,712
     Intelligence...............................
    Cybersecurity Enhancement Account...........             n/a             n/a             n/a          18,000
    Department-Wide Systems and Capital                      n/a             n/a             n/a           6,118
     Investments Program........................
    Finance Crimes Enforcement Network..........            2013       such sums         110,788         124,700
    Bureau of the Fiscal Service................             n/a             n/a             n/a         340,280
    Community Development and Financial                     1998         111,000          80,000         300,000
     Institutions Fund..........................
    Internal Revenue Service:
        Taxpayer Services.......................             n/a             n/a             n/a       2,558,554
        Enforcement.............................             n/a             n/a             n/a       5,157,446
        Operations Support......................             n/a             n/a             n/a       3,994,000
        Business Systems Modernization..........             n/a             n/a             n/a         290,000
Title II--Executive Office of the President
    Office of Management and Budget.............            2003       such sums             n/a         101,600
    Information Technolog Oversight and Reform..            2007       such sums             n/a          15,000
Title IV--District of Columbia
    Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support            2012       such sums          30,000          40,000
    Federal Payment for the Judicial Commission.             n/a             n/a             n/a             600
    Federal Payment for School Improvement......            2019          60,000          52,500          52,500
    Federal Payment for the DC National Guard...             n/1             n/a             n/a             435
    Federal Payment for Testing and Treatment of             n/a             n/a             n/a           5,000
     HIV/AIDS...................................
Title V--Independent Agencies
    Administrative Conference of the United                 2011           3,200           2,750           3,100
     States.....................................
    Consumer Safety Product Commission..........            2014         136,409         118,000         135,500
        Pool Safety Grant Program...............            2016       such sums             n/a           1,300
    Election Assistance Commission:
        Salaries and Expenses...................            2005          10,000          14,000          16,171
        Election Grants.........................            2005       3,600,000       1,500,000         600,000
    Federal Election Commission.................            1981           9,400           9,662          71,497
    Federal Labor Relations Authority...........            1978       such sums             n/1          24,890
    General Services Administration:
        Government-wide Policy..................             n/a             n/a             n/a          65,843
        Federal Citizen Services Fund...........             n/a             n/a             n/a          53,400
        Technology Modernization Fund...........            2019         250,000          25,000          35,000
    Merit Systems Protection Board..............            2007       such sums          29,110          46,835
    Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall
     Foundation:
        Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall                 n/a             n/a             n/a           1,800
         Trust Fund.............................
        Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund...            2008           4,000           2,000           3,200
    National Historical Publications and Records            2009          10,000          11,250           7,000
     Commission Grants..........................
    NCUA: Community Development Revolving Loan              1998       such sums           1,000           2,000
     Fund.......................................
    Office of Governmental Ethics...............            2007       such sums          11,148          27,430
    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.            2007       such sums             n/a           7,500
    Securities and Exchange Commission..........            2015       2,250,000       1,500,000       1,860,525
    Small Business Administration:
        Salaries and Expenses...................         various         various             n/a         272,157
        Entrepreneurial Development Programs....         various         various             n/1         281,800
        Business Loans Program Account..........            2006       such sums           1,300         260,800
        Disaster Loans Programs Account.........            2006       such sums             n/a         150,000
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                          Program Duplication

    No provision of this bill establishes or reauthorizes a 
program of the Federal Government known to be duplicative of 
another Federal program, a program that was included in any 
report from the Government Accountability Office to Congress 
pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139, or a program 
related to a program identified in the most recent Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance.

                           Committee Hearings

    For the purposes of section 103(i) of H. Res. 6 of the 
116th Congress--
    The following hearings were used to develop or consider the 
Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 
2020:
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on February 26, 2019, entitled 
``Leveraging Private Capital for Underserved Communities and 
Individuals: A Look Into Community Development Financial 
Institutions (CDFIs)''. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from:
    Ms. Annie Donovan, Senior Fellow, Center for Community 
Investment
    Mr. Joe Neri, CEO, Illinois Facilities Fund
    Mr. Bob Jones, President and CEO, United Bank
    Ms. Grace Fricks, President and CEO, Access to Capital for 
Entrepreneurs, Inc.
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on February 27, 2019, entitled 
``Election Security: Ensuring The Integrity of U.S. Election 
Systems''. The Subcommittee received testimony from:
    The Honorable Eric Rosenbach, Co-Director, Belfer Center 
for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
    Dr. J. Alex Halderman, Professor of Computer Science and 
Engineering and Director of the Center for Computer Security 
and Society, University of Michigan
    Mr. Steven Sandvoss, Executive Director, Illinois State 
Board of Elections
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on March 7, 2019, entitled ``Supreme 
Court Budget Hearing''. The Subcommittee received testimony 
from:
    The Honorable Samuel Alito, Associate Justice, Supreme 
Court of the United States
    The Honorable Elena Kagan, Associate Justice, Supreme Court 
of the United States The Subcommittee on Financial Services and 
General Government held a hearing on March 12, 2019, entitled 
``Treasury's Role in Combatting Financial Crimes''. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from:
    Sigal Mandelker, Undersecretary, U.S. Department of the 
Treasury
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on March 13, 2019, entitled ``GSA 
Oversight Hearing''. The Subcommittee received testimony from:
    Emily W. Murphy, Administrator, GSA
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on March 26, 2019, entitled ``Office 
of Management and Budget Request for FY 2020''. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from:
    Russ Vought, Acting Director, Office of Management and 
Budget
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on March 27, 2019, entitled ``Member 
Day Hearing''. The Subcommittee received testimony from:
    The Honorable Abby Finkenauer, Member of Congress
    The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee, Member of Congress
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on March 27, 2019, entitled ``Public 
Witness Hearing''. The Subcommittee received testimony from:
    General Arthur T. Dean (Ret.), Chairman and CEO, Community 
Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
    Mr. Rion Dennis, Legislative and Advocacy Specialist, 
Americans for Financial Reform
    Mr. Kel McClanahan, Executive Director, National Security 
Counselors
    Mr. Sean Moulton, Senior Policy Analyst, Project On 
Government Oversight
    Mr. Bartlett Collins Naylor, Financial Policy Advocate, 
Congress Watch--Public Citizen
    Mr. Daniel Schuman, Policy Director, Demand Progress
    Ms. Jacque Simon, Director of Policy, American Federation 
of Government Employees
    Ms. Rachel Weintraub, Legislative Director and General 
Counsel, Consumer Federation of America
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on April 3, 2019, entitled ``Federal 
Communications Commission Budget Hearing''. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from:
    Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
    Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications 
Commission
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on April 9, 2019, entitled 
``Department of the Treasury Budget Request for Fiscal Year 
2020''. The Subcommittee received testimony from:
    The Honorable Steven Mnuchin, Secretary, U.S. Department of 
Treasury
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on April 9, 2019, entitled ``Internal 
Revenue Service Budget Request for FY2020''. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from:
    The Honorable Charles P. Rettig, Commissioner, Internal 
Revenue Service

                 Comparison With the Budget Resolution

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

      BUDGETARY IMPACT OF FY 2020 FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL PREPARED IN
    CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                  302(b) Allocation             This Bill
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Budget                    Budget
                                                               Authority     Outlays     Authority     Outlays
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Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations
 to its subcommittees: Subcommittee on Financial Services
 and General Government
    General Purpose Discretionary...........................       24,550       24,300       24,950    \1\24,382
    Mandatory...............................................       22,483       22,475       22,483    \1\22,475
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\1\Includes outlays from prior-year authority.
NOTE--Consistent with the funding recommended in the bill for tax enforcement activities (including tax
  compliance to address the Federal tax gap), in accordance with section 1(f) of House Resolution 293 of the
  116th Congress, and after the bill is reported to the House, the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget will
  provide a revised section 302(a) allocation reflecting an additional $400,000,000 in discretionary budget
  authority and $338,000,000 in associated outlays. The new allocation will eliminate the technical difference
  prior to Floor consideration.
In addition, the amounts in this report do not include $57,000,000 in discretionary outlays from funding
  provided by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019, that was designated as
  being for emergency requirements pursuant to section 251 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control
  Act of 1985. Consistent with the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, in the House of Representatives such
  amounts do not count against the Committee's allocation.

                      Five-Year Outlay Projections

    In compliance with section 308(a)(1)(B) of the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 
(Public Law 93-344), as amended, the following table contains 
five-year projections associated with the budget authority 
provided in the accompanying bill.

                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                                                       Outlays
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Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2020....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........    \1\41,258
    2021....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        4,418
    2022....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        1,203
    2023....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          200
    2024 and future years...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          113
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\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

          Financial Assistance to State and Local Governments

    In accordance with section 308(a)(1)(C) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended, the Congressional 
Budget Office has provided the following estimates of new 
budget authority and outlays provided by the accompanying bill 
for financial assistance to State and local governments.

                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Budget
                                                 Authority     Outlays
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Financial assistance to State and local                 748       \1\200
 governments for 2020.........................
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\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.



      Comparative Statement of New Budget (Obligational) Authority

    The following table provides a detailed summary, for each 
Department and agency, comparing the amounts recommended in the 
bill with amounts enacted for fiscal year 2019 and budget 
estimates presented for fiscal year 2020.



                             Minority Views

    We appreciate the collegial and collaborative efforts of 
Full Committee Chairwoman Lowey and Subcommittee Chairman 
Quigley in producing a Financial Services and General 
Government Appropriations bill. The bill includes several 
bipartisan priorities that support small business development, 
operations of the Federal judiciary, drug control programs, and 
sanctions enforcement.
    Unfortunately, we are not able to support the bill as 
currently drafted. The bill provides $24,950,000,000, which is 
$1,795,000,000 or eight percent above the fiscal year 2019 
level. Given the growing size of the Federal debt, which 
exceeds $22,000,0000,0000,000, this level of increase for 
general government activities is excessive.
    This bill like the other bills approved by the 
Appropriations Committee is drafted using an unrealistic 
topline spending level. Bills drafted to this level do not 
reflect a bipartisan or bicameral agreement and have no chance 
of being enacted into law--potentially leading to sequestration 
cuts that would be disastrous to our nation's military and 
national security.
    In addition to the extravagant spending provided in this 
bill, we are concerned with several policy provisions the 
majority has included. We object to language in the bill 
regarding apportionments, rescission messages, the hiring of 
certain immigrants by the Federal government, restrictions on 
agencies' ability to negotiate collective bargaining 
agreements, a prohibition on the transfer of functions from the 
Office of Personnel Management to the General Services 
Administration, and a prohibition on the use of Treasury 
Forfeiture Funds for securing our southern border.
    We are also disappointed that the bill eliminates 
Congressional oversight of District of Columbia local funds and 
omits a long-standing prohibition on the use of local District 
of Columbia taxpayer funds for abortions.
    Unfortunately, the majority rejected several Republican 
amendments offered in the Committee. If passed, these 
amendments would have improved the bill by: allowing the Trump 
Administration to use Treasury Forfeiture Funds to address the 
crisis at the southern border; prohibiting the use of District 
of Columbia local funds for abortion; preventing the District 
of Columbia from legalizing the solicitation of a prostitute 
and the sex industry; enhancing accountability of the Consumer 
Financial Protection Bureau; protecting the integrity of the 
Federal procurement process; improving educational 
opportunities for low income students in the District of 
Columbia; and reducing unnecessary spending.
    Despite our disagreements over the issues discussed above, 
we appreciate the majority's willingness to address Member 
priorities in the bill and report. We will continue to work in 
good faith with our colleagues as we proceed through the 
appropriations process in order to produce a final bill that 
Congress can pass and President Trump can sign into law.

                                   Kay Granger.
                                   Tom Graves.

                                  [all]