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[House Report 116-456]
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116th Congress    }                                     {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                     {      116-456

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  FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2021

                                _______
                                

 July 17, 2020.--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. 7668]

    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, 2021.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

_______________________________________________________________________


                                                            Page Number

                                                            Bill Report
Title I--Department of the Treasury........................     2
                                                                     11
Title II--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
    Appropriated to the President..........................    29
                                                                     32
Title III--The Judiciary...................................    45
                                                                     44
Title IV--District of Columbia.............................    54
                                                                     50
Title V--Independent Agencies..............................    64
                                                                     55
        Administrative Conference of the United States.....    64
                                                                     55
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...................
                                                                     55
        Consumer Product Safety Commission.................    65
                                                                     56
        Election Assistance Commission.....................    67
                                                                     57
        Federal Communications Commission..................    70
                                                                     59
        Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation..............    72
                                                                     63
        Federal Election Commission........................    72
                                                                     64
        Federal Labor Relations Authority..................    73
                                                                     64
        Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council....    74
                                                                     65
        Federal Trade Commission...........................    74
                                                                     65
        General Services Administration....................    76
                                                                     68
        Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation..............    89
                                                                     83
        Merit Systems Protection Board.....................    89
                                                                     84
        Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation....    90
                                                                     84
        National Archives and Records Administration.......    91
                                                                     85
        National Credit Union Administration...............    93
                                                                     87
        Office of Government Ethics........................    93
                                                                     88
        Office of Personnel Management.....................    93
                                                                     88
        Office of Special Counsel..........................    96
                                                                     93
        Postal Regulatory Commission.......................    97
                                                                     93
        Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board........    97
                                                                     94
        Public Buildings Reform Board......................    97
                                                                     94
        Securities and Exchange Commission.................    97
                                                                     95
        Selective Service System...........................   101
                                                                     98
        Small Business Administration......................   102
                                                                     99
        United States Postal Service.......................   108
                                                                    104
        United States Tax Court............................   110
                                                                    107
Title VI--General Provisions--This Act.....................   110
                                                                    107
Title VII--General Provisions--Government-wide: 
    Departments, Agencies, and Corporations................   127
                                                                    110
Title VIII--General Provisions, District of Columbia.......   177
                                                                    114
Title IX--Infrastructure...................................   185
                                                                    115
House of Representatives Report Requirements...............
                                                                    115
Minority Views.............................................
                                                                    186

                Summary of Estimates and Appropriations

    The following table compares on a summary basis the 
appropriations, including trust funds, for fiscal year 2021, 
the budget request for fiscal year 2021, and the Committee 
recommendation for fiscal year 2021 in the accompanying bill.

                                 SUMMARY TABLE--AMOUNTS IN NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY
                               [Net Discretionary Funding in Thousands of Dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Fiscal Year                       Committee Recommendation
                               ------------------------------------------------            compared to
             Title                                              2021 Committee ---------------------------------
                                 2020 Enacted     2021 Budget   Recommendation   2020 Enacted      2021 Budget
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title I--Department of the         $13,058,431     $15,719,950     $13,659,833        +601,402        -2,060,117
 Treasury\1\..................
Title II--Executive Office of          726,936         353,404         741,167         +14,231          +387,763
 the President and Funds
 Appropriated to the President
Title III--The Judiciary......       7,486,508       7,815,744       7,773,341        +286,833           -42,403
Title IV--District of Columbia         714,291         753,362         762,120         +47,829            +8,758
Title V--Other Independent           1,858,503       2,927,809       1,949,339         +90,836          -978,470
 Agencies\2\..................
Title VI--General Provisions--         -14,369          -8,000        -250,000        -235,631          -242,000
 This Act.....................
Title VII--General Provisions--         -2,000          -1,000             500          +2,500            +1,500
 Government-wide..............
Title IX--Infrastructure......           - - -           - - -      67,040,000     +67,040,000       +67,040,000
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\1\Total does not include Program Integrity Cap Adjustment requested in the 2021 Budget.
\2\Total does not include $142,864,000 in Disaster Cap Adjustment funding in 2020 Enacted and 2021 Committee
  Recommendation.

                              Introduction

    The Committee recommends a total of $24,636,300,000 in new 
discretionary budget authority for fiscal year 2021. The 
recommendation is $808,000,000 above the comparable fiscal year 
2020 enacted level.
    The Committee report refers to certain organizations, 
offices, and institutions as follows: the Government 
Accountability Office as GAO; the Office of Management and 
Budget as OMB; the Office of Personnel Management as OPM; the 
Internal Revenue Service as IRS; the General Services 
Administration as GSA; the Small Business Administration as 
SBA; and full-time equivalent as FTE. 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 2021, that was submitted to Congress on February 
10, 2020.

                         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 
2021 Committee recommendation include:
    Infrastructure.--The bill includes $67,040,000,000 in 
emergency infrastructure investments to respond to the economic 
collapse related to the coronavirus, including $61,040,000,000 
in funding to support expansion of broadband to unserved areas, 
the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement 
Program, and broadband mapping. Additionally, the bill includes 
$6,000,000,000 in funding for acquisition, construction, 
repairs and alterations, oversight, and other associated costs 
of Federal buildings.
    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, and implement 
other necessary efforts to ensure the integrity of the election 
process. The Committee recommends $500,000,000 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 $19,063,000 for the 
Election Assistance Commission, an increase of $3,892,000 above 
fiscal year 2020, 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 $172,751,000 for the Office of 
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, an increase of $3,039,000 
above fiscal year 2020. It also provides $126,963,000 for the 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, an increase of $963,000 
above fiscal year 2020. 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.
    Community Development Financial Institutions.--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 $273,500,000 to fund CDFI, representing an 
increase of $11,500,000 over fiscal year 2020. 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, the 
Healthy Food Financing Initiative, and individuals with 
disabilities. In addition, the recommendation includes 
$10,000,000 to continue an 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 $137,000,000--an 
increase of $4,500,000 over fiscal year 2020--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 in relation to toys and other products that pose a 
disproportionate risk for children.
    In addition, the Committee recommends $341,000,000--a 
$10,000,000 increase over fiscal year 2020--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 $1,920,000,000--an increase of 
$105,000,000 over fiscal year 2020--for salaries and expenses 
at 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 again includes a provision 
requiring 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 new requirements 
to make apportionments of appropriations publicly available in 
a timely fashion and to ensure agencies' responsiveness to GAO.

              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 among programs, projects, and 
activities. 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 receive prior approval from the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
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 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 $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces 
existing programs, projects, or activities by $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less; or (7) creates or reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities. In addition, prior to any 
significant reorganization, restructuring, relocation, or 
closing of offices, programs, or activities, each agency or 
entity funded in this Act shall consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act, each agency shall submit a report to establish the 
baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer 
authorities for fiscal year 2021. The amount appropriated for 
agencies shall be reduced by $100,000 per day for each day 
after the required date that the report has not been submitted 
to the Committees.
    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 2021, and non-appropriated resources such as fee 
collections that are used to meet program requirements in 
fiscal year 2021.
    To assess a reprogramming request, the Committee expects it 
would require the following information, 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.
    The Committee directs that, for purposes of this report and 
the Act, the term ``consult'' 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, 2021. Moreover, the 
Committee notes that when an agency or entity 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

    Federal Law Enforcement.--The Committee notes that the 
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 2021 directs the Attorney General to establish a training 
program to cover the use of force and de-escalation, racial 
profiling, implicit bias, and procedural justice, to include 
training on the duty of Federal law enforcement officers to 
intervene in cases where another law enforcement officer is 
using excessive force, and make such training a requirement for 
Federal law enforcement officers. The Committee further notes 
that several Departments and agencies funded by this Act employ 
Federal law enforcement officers and are Federal Law 
Enforcement Training Centers partner organizations. The 
Committee directs such Departments and agencies to adopt and 
follow the training program established by the Attorney 
General, and to make such training a requirement for its 
Federal law enforcement officers. The Committee further directs 
such Departments and agencies to brief the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations on their efforts relating to 
training no later than 90 days after the Attorney General has 
established such a training program.
    In addition, the Committee directs such Departments and 
agencies, to the extent that such Departments and agencies have 
not already done so, to submit their use of force data to the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s National Use of Force 
Data Collection database. The Committee further directs such 
Departments and agencies to brief the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations no later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act on their current efforts to tabulate and 
submit its use of force data to the FBI.
    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 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 2022 budget 
justification: expenditures for fiscal year 2020 and 2021, 
respectively, for all contracts for advertising services of 
SBA-recognized socioeconomic subcategory-certified small 
businesses, as defined in the Small Business Act, and all 
minority-owned businesses.
    In addition, the Committee encourages Federal departments 
and agencies to consider using, to the greatest extent 
possible, local media in their advertising, including local 
television, radio broadcast stations, and newspapers. The 
Committee further directs each department and agency funded by 
this Act with annual advertising budgets in excess of $500,000 
to include in its fiscal year 2022 justification details on 
expenditures on local media advertising for fiscal years 2020 
and 2021.
    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.
    Grants 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 looks 
forward to GAO's briefing on these efforts, as requested in 
House Report 116-122.
    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.
    American Flag Purchases.--The Committee urges all Federal 
agencies to purchase flags that contain 100 percent American-
made materials. Although current law requires the Federal 
government to purchase flags made of only 50 percent American-
made materials, providing more support for American 
manufacturers is recommended.
    Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act.--OMB and GSA are 
directed to provide a written report to the Committee within 90 
days of enactment of this Act detailing the steps that have 
been taken to implement the Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers 
Act (P.L. 116-30).
    Nondiscrimination Report.--The Committee directs OMB and 
OPM to submit a report within 90 days of enactment of this Act 
on their efforts to ensure that Federal agency resources for 
grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance do not 
discriminate on the basis of age, disability, sex, race, color, 
national origin, religion, gender identity, or sexual 
orientation.
    Cyberspace Solarium Commission Recommendations.--The 
Committee recognizes and supports the priorities and 
recommendations laid out in the Cyberspace Solarium 
Commission's report and urges Federal departments and agencies 
to align cybersecurity budgetary priorities with those laid out 
by the Commission. In particular, the Committee calls attention 
to recommendation 3.2, Develop and Maintain Continuity of the 
Economy Planning; recommendation 4.6.3, Strengthen the Capacity 
of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, 
particularly with respect to the need to train Federal 
bankruptcy judges; recommendation 3.4, Improve and Enhance the 
Funding of the Election Assistance Commission; and 
recommendation 3.1, Strengthen Sector-specific Agencies' 
Ability to Manage Critical Infrastructure Risk, particularly 
with respect to the Department of the Treasury's Office of 
Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection.
    Zero Trust Model.--The Committee is aware that the most 
effective cybersecurity systems are based on the zero trust 
model, which is designed not only to prevent cyber intrusions 
but to prevent cyberthieves from accessing or removing 
protected information. To ensure that Federal agencies achieve 
the highest level of security against cyberattacks in the 
shortest amount of time, the Committee encourages all agencies 
to acquire and deploy zero trust cybersecurity software that is 
compatible with all existing operating systems and hardware 
platforms used by Federal agencies. The Committee also 
encourages Federal agencies to acquire and utilize software 
compatible with all existing operating systems and hardware 
platforms that will enable agencies to measure or quantify 
their risk of a cybersecurity attack in the months ahead and 
the types of cyberattack the agency is most likely to 
experience. Upon learning the risk and type of cyberattack the 
agency is most likely to face, the agency shall immediately 
take remedial action to minimize such risk. Agencies shall 
include information in their fiscal year 2022 Congressional 
Justification to Congress on their progress in complying with 
this directive.
    Impoundment of Resources.--The Committee notes and agrees 
with GAO decision B-330330, issued on December 10, 2018, 
regarding the withholding of budgetary authority from 
obligation pending congressional consideration of a special 
message under 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 748. 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, in any case, no 
later than 90 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. The Committee 
recommendation includes a corresponding requirement that 
appropriations be released to agencies through administrative 
apportionment processes in time for the agencies to prudently 
obligate their appropriations (as is already required under 
current law), but in any case, to release funds to agencies no 
later than 90 calendar days before such appropriation would 
expire.
    In furtherance of those requirements, the Committee 
recommendation requires that GAO report on the Administration's 
compliance with section 748, and that the President provide to 
GAO such information, documentation, views, and access to 
personnel as the Comptroller General determines is necessary to 
complete any such report.
    In addition, the Committee notes that apportionments are 
only legally binding under the Antideficiency Act to the extent 
that they are consistent with the law, and the Committee 
expects that any department or agency will promptly notify 
Congress in the event that an apportionment contains contrary 
direction. To that end, the recommendation includes a provision 
that requires each department and agency of the executive 
branch to notify Congress if an apportionment is not provided 
in the required timeframe, conditions (or purports to 
condition) availability on some further action, could hinder 
the department or agency's obligation of budgetary resources, 
or otherwise improperly restricts budgetary resources.
    Executive Branch Responsiveness to GAO.--The Committee is 
troubled by the Administration's inconsistent application of 
fiscal law and unresponsiveness to constitutionally appropriate 
oversight. The Committee recommendation expands upon GAO's 
current law access to information by including a requirement 
for executive agencies to respond to GAO's written requests for 
information, documentation, and views relating to a decision or 
opinion on budget or appropriations law not later than 20 days 
after the agency receives the request, unless such request 
provides a later deadline. The bill requires the Administration 
to notify Congress and GAO of any failure to provide GAO with 
the information it requests, and it authorizes the Comptroller 
General to bring suit to compel production of information, 
documentation, or views withheld in violation of this section. 
Further, in light of SBA's failure to comply with GAO's 
independent and nonpartisan oversight of the Coronavirus Aid, 
Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the bill includes 
added requirements for SBA with respect to GAO relations, and 
withholds funds from SBA until such requirements are met.
    The recommendation also expands the reporting requirements 
in the Antideficiency Act. Section 145 of OMB Circular A-11 
sets out reporting requirements for Antideficiency Act 
violation reports, which includes a summary of the cause of the 
violation, identification of the position of the officials 
responsible for the violation, and descriptions of the actions 
the agency will take to prevent the recurrence of such 
violation. The recommendation amends the reporting requirements 
in the Antideficiency Act to codify and mandate compliance with 
this existing practice and restores the longstanding 
requirement that Antideficiency Act violation reports are 
required when GAO finds that a violation occurred.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


                          Departmental Offices


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $228,373,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       241,473,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       231,861,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +3,488,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -9,612,000
 

    The Departmental Offices support the Secretary of the 
Treasury as the chief operating executive of the Department and 
in his role in determining the tax, economic, and financial 
management policies of the Federal government. The Secretary's 
responsibilities funded by the Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation include: recommending and implementing domestic 
and international economic and tax policy; providing 
recommendations regarding fiscal policy; governing the fiscal 
operations of the government; managing the public debt; 
managing development of financial policy; representing the U.S. 
on international monetary, trade, and investment issues; 
overseeing Treasury Department 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 $231,861,000 for Departmental 
Offices, Salaries and Expenses.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $25,000,000 
for the Department to prevent, prepare for, and respond to 
coronavirus, domestically or internationally.
    Treasury Forfeiture Fund.--The Department is directed to 
continue to submit a detailed table every month reporting the 
interest earned, forfeiture revenue collected, unobligated 
balances, recoveries, expenses to date, and expenses estimated 
for the remainder of the fiscal year.
    Financial Literacy.--The Committee is concerned about the 
low level of financial literacy and numeracy skills among the 
adult population of the U.S. 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.
    Puerto Rico Technical Assistance.--Within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act, the Department is directed to provide a 
report to the Committee describing how the Department has used 
its authority to provide technical assistance to Puerto Rico in 
fiscal year 2020 and how it plans to use it in fiscal year 
2021.
    Cybersecurity in the Financial Services Sector.--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. The Committee encourages 
continued coordination to develop consistent and workable 
cybersecurity safeguards across the financial services sector, 
including within the payment processing and financial 
technology industries. Within funding provided, the Committee 
expects the Department to make the activities of the Office of 
Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection (OCCIP) a 
priority. OCCIP is directed to brief the Committee, within 90 
days of enactment of this Act, on its collaborative efforts 
with the financial services sector to enhance cybersecurity 
controls and safeguards, and proposed methods and tools to 
improve these efforts, such as nanoscale physically unclonable 
function devices.
    Treatment of U.S. Territories.--The Committee is concerned 
with the continued inclusion of U.S. territories on the 
European Union's (EU) list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for 
tax purposes, and with the EU's decision to analyze U.S. 
territories separately from the U.S. as a whole. This 
blacklisting is damaging to investment and economic development 
in the territories, particularly as the territories are 
striving to recover from recent emergencies and natural 
disasters. The Committee finds the blacklisting to be 
unsubstantiated and rejects the inclusion of U.S. territories 
on the list. The Committee urges the Department to continue its 
efforts to have all U.S. territories removed from the list.
    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 under-banked, unbanked, and other populations, 
including the elderly and rural populations, and 
disproportionate effects on wages, fees, and privacy. The 
Committee looks forward to the timely submission of the 
consumer payment choice report required in House Report 116-
122.
    Automobile Insurance Rates.--The Committee is aware of 
concerns regarding the lack of reliable data regarding 
disparate pricing practices in the automobile insurance market. 
The Committee believes that the availability of such data on 
people of color and those in lower-income communities would be 
useful to policymakers and researchers. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the Federal Insurance Office to examine the 
impact of non-driving related factors, such as a consumer's 
credit history, homeownership status, census tract, marital 
status, professional occupation, and educational attainment, on 
the affordability of auto insurance premiums for traditionally 
underserved communities.
    Automatic Stabilizers.--The Committee urges Treasury to 
study the advantages of automatic stabilizers such as 
unemployment insurance in blunting economic downturns. The 
Department should assess potential approaches to strengthening 
existing stabilizers, such as automatic payments to 
individuals, in the event of severe recessions, and consider 
the usefulness of alternative indicators of the onset of a 
recession, such as the ``Sahm rule.''
    Student Loans.--The Committee directs Treasury, in 
coordination with Federal banking regulators, to encourage 
financial institutions to work constructively with private 
student loan borrowers experiencing financial difficulties.
    Soil Carbon Capture Tax Credit.--The Committee encourages 
the Office of Tax Policy, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Agriculture, to assess the feasibility of developing a tax 
credit to incentivize carbon capture on farms and ranches.
    Transparency of U.S. Treasury Markets.--The Committee 
encourages the Department to continue efforts to enhance 
transparency in the U.S. Treasuries market. In a report issued 
in 2015, the Department made specific recommendations for 
refining and enhancing the regulatory framework for Treasuries 
and noted that that post-trade transparency in the U.S. 
Treasury market is far more limited than in other markets. 
Within 90 days of enactment of this Act, the Department is 
directed to provide an update on efforts to increase post-trade 
public transparency for U.S. Treasury securities, including the 
real-time dissemination of information regarding trading 
activity, including price and volume data, consistent with 
post-trade data of similarly situated asset classes.
    Banking Regulatory and Supervisory Treatment.--The 
Committee recognizes the role that international banks play in 
providing credit to U.S. businesses, enhancing liquidity to 
financial markets, and employing people in the U.S. The 
Committee encourages the Secretary, as chair of the Financial 
Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), to work in close 
coordination with other FSOC member agencies to ensure that the 
current prudential regulatory and supervisory regimes are 
aligned and promote a level playing field between international 
banks and their U.S. peers based on their risk profile and 
footprint within the U.S.
    FSOC Guidance.--The Committee recognizes the guidance 
finalized by FSOC on December 4, 2019, regarding the 
designation of nonbank financial companies as systemically 
important financial institutions, which outlines an activities-
based approach and is intended to make FSOC's process more 
transparent, accountable, and rigorous. While FSOC's guidance 
is important, the Committee recognizes Congress may also codify 
these changes to require FSOC to focus on activities-based risk 
assessments for nonbank financial companies, which would target 
areas of potential systemic risk, instead of on designations of 
individual companies.

       COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $20,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        20,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States 
(CFIUS) was established in 1975 to monitor the impact of 
foreign investment in the U.S. 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. In 
addition, $24,146,000 is included under ``Departmental 
Offices--Salaries and Expenses'' to enable the Department to 
hire an additional 39 FTE by the end of fiscal year 2021 to 
support the anticipated growth in the CFIUS caseload. The 
Committee supports the Department's efforts to hire and fully 
staff operations for CFIUS activities, including its critical 
role in reviewing transactions that may pose a national 
security threat.
    The Committee notes the importance of closely monitoring 
anti-competitive consolidations that hurt small business and 
often result in artificial price inflation.

             OFFICE OF TERRORISM AND FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $169,712,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       172,751,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       172,751,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +3,039,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 $172,751,000 for the Office of 
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
    The Committee strongly supports OFAC's critical role in 
punishing malign actors' behavior, particularly Russia's 
escalating aggression in Ukraine and insidious influence 
operations in Europe and the U.S. 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 high-
ranking Russian 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.
    Human Rights Abuse and Corruption Sanctions.--The Committee 
supports robust enforcement of human rights abuse and 
corruption-related sanctions, and includes not less than 
$3,000,000 for the enforcement of such sanctions, including 
activities authorized by the Global Magnitsky Human Rights 
Accountability Act. The Committee directs OFAC to brief within 
90 days of enactment of this Act on its efforts to investigate 
and impose sanctions pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Human 
Rights Accountability Act, including an explanation of why such 
sanctions have rarely been undertaken with respect to senior 
government officials in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
    Preventing Cybercrime in U.S. Financial Markets.--The 
Committee encourages OFAC to continue preventing known foreign 
sponsored actors of cybercrime from accessing the United States 
financial markets. The Committee is concerned that many cyber 
criminals, state sponsored or otherwise, are still gaining 
access to payments through financial markets and their 
activities pose a substantial national and economic threat to 
the United States.
    Sanctions Enforcement in Africa.--The Committee is 
concerned that corruption continues to be an impediment to 
social, economic, and political development in nations such as 
Sudan, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the 
Democratic Republic of Congo. The Committee supports the use of 
funds to enhance regional expertise and capacity to promote the 
effectiveness of sanctions regimes designed to curtail money 
flows that are fueling wars and contributing to regional 
destabilization.

                   CYBERSECURITY ENHANCEMENT ACCOUNT

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $18,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        18,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        18,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 2020.......................        $6,118,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        13,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         6,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          -118,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -7,500,000
 

    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 $6,000,000 for Department-wide 
Systems and Capital Investments Programs.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $41,044,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        39,335,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        41,044,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +1,709,000
 

    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 $41,044,000 for the OIG 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.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $35,000,000 
for the OIG to conduct oversight of the Coronavirus Relief 
Fund.

           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $170,250,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       171,350,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       171,350,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +1,100,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $171,350,000 for TIGTA.
    Healthy and Safety of IRS Employees.--The Committee 
believes that protecting the health and safety of all Federal 
workers is a top priority. The Committee directs TIGTA to 
submit a report to the Committee within 90 days of enactment of 
this Act that includes the following information related to the 
COVID-19 pandemic: IRS's policies and guidance to protect the 
health and safety of all IRS employees and how these compare to 
the Centers for Disease Control and Office of Personnel 
Management guidance, all safety and health incidents, and the 
employee telework and return-to-work notification process. 
Additionally, the report should include TIGTA's recommendations 
for improvement.
    Tax-Exempt Status Compliance.--The Committee is concerned 
with 501(c) and 501(c)(5) organizations abusing their tax-
exempt status. The Committee urges the IRS to ensure that these 
organizations meet all conditions in order to maintain their 
tax-exempt status. Within 180 days of the enactment of this 
Act, the Committee requests TIGTA to provide an update on 
Noncompliant Activity by Exempt Organizations (audit number: 
201910021) and Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division's 
Examinations of Unrelated Business Income Tax (audit number: 
201930025), from TIGTA's fiscal year 2020 Annual Audit Plan for 
the IRS.
    Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) 
Act.--The Committee emphasizes the importance of prevention and 
detection of fraud and abuse and requests updates from TIGTA on 
its audits and investigations in this area.The Committee is 
interested in TIGTA's reviews of the implementation of the 
CARES Act to determine whether taxpayers received the law's 
intended benefits as well as whether the IRS has sufficient 
processes in place to identify fraud, abuse, and noncompliance 
with the law's provisions.

    SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $22,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        17,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        19,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        -3,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +1,500,000
 

    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). SIGTARP's mission is to conduct, supervise, and 
coordinate audits and investigations of the purchase, 
management, and sale of assets by the Secretary of the Treasury 
under programs established pursuant to the Troubled Asset 
Relief Program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $19,000,000 for SIGTARP, to enable 
the office to continue 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 2020.......................      $126,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       126,963,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       126,963,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +963,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 $126,963,000 for FinCEN.
    Business Email Compromise.--Email compromise fraud schemes 
generally entail criminal attempts to compromise the email 
accounts of victims to send fraudulent payment instructions to 
financial institutions or business associates in order to 
misappropriate funds or to assist in financial fraud. The 
Committee is concerned with the prevalence of such schemes in 
the real estate sector. FinCEN is directed to brief the 
Committee within 90 days of enactment on its ongoing efforts to 
combat and raise awareness of business email compromise scams, 
including joint activities conducted with the Department of 
Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Trade 
Commission, and other relevant agencies.
    Geographic Targeting Orders.--FinCEN is expected to keep 
the Committee apprised of the Department's efforts to detect 
money laundering and other illicit activity involving real 
estate transactions through the use of Geographic Targeting 
Orders.
    Innovative Efforts to Combat Money Laundering.--The 
Committee recognizes the importance of public-private 
partnerships in strengthening Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money 
laundering compliance programs, while at the same time reducing 
compliance costs and facilitating the movement of legitimate 
financial transactions. The Committee urges FinCEN to continue 
to work with Federal regulators and financial institutions to 
encourage innovative approaches to detect and combat money 
laundering and terrorist financing, including artificial 
intelligence and machine learning technology. FinCEN shall 
brief the Committee within 60 days of enactment of this Act on 
its efforts in this regard.
    Trade-Based Money Laundering.--The Committee looks forward 
to the report required in the explanatory statement 
accompanying the Financial Services and General Government 
Appropriations Act, 2020, regarding the risk that trade-based 
money laundering and other forms of illicit finance pose to 
national security.
    Asia-Pacific Region.--The Committee recognizes the 
importance of FinCEN's support to law enforcement cases in 
Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific territories as part of the Bureau's 
broader mission to combat money laundering and promote national 
security. FinCEN shall brief the Committee within 60 days of 
enactment of this Act on current trends and methods of money 
laundering in the Asia-Pacific Region and ongoing efforts to 
counter this activity.
    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 shall 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 2020.......................      $340,280,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       360,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       341,069,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +789,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       -19,131,000
 

    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 $341,069,000 for the Fiscal 
Service.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $78,650,000 
for the Fiscal Service to prevent, prepare for, and respond to 
coronavirus, domestically or internationally.
    Transparency in Federal Spending.--Transparency and 
accountability are critical to a democratic and fiscally 
responsible government, and USASpending.gov is the primary 
portal through which the public can review and understand 
Federal spending. While the Committee is pleased by ongoing 
improvements to the website, the Committee is concerned about 
recent Inspector General audits that revelated limitations in 
functionality and ongoing data quality problems that often 
prevents users from getting complete and correct answers to 
their inquiries about Federal spending. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the Fiscal Service to work with OMB and other 
Federal agencies to improve USASpending. In addition, 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 Committee looks forward to receiving the 
report on transparency in Federal spending required in House 
Report 116-122.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $119,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       125,837,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       121,804,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +2,204,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -4,033,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $121,804,000 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. 
The Committee urges the TTB to increase its outreach to educate 
and inform the industry on trade practice laws and regulations. 
Within 60 days 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.
    Negotiated Settlements.--The Committee is aware of 
continued concerns regarding the inconsistent and opaque 
standards for negotiated settlements in lieu of permit actions 
for alleged trade practice violations. House Report 116-122 
required the submission of a report within 60 days of enactment 
on the processes TTB uses when engaging in settlement 
negotiations. The Committee is disappointed that this report, 
which is nearly five months overdue, has yet to be submitted. 
TTB is urged to expeditiously submit this report and to make it 
publicly available on the agency's website, as directed in 
House Report 116-122, to increase transparency on this process.
    Puerto Rico Conservation Trust Fund.--The Committee 
supports the Puerto Rico Conservation Trust Fund and encourages 
TTB to continue to collect and distribute authorized taxes 
which support the fund's conservation efforts in the same 
manner as in fiscal year 2020.

                           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 Congress.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a spending level for capital 
investments by the Mint for circulating coinage and protective 
services of $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2021.
    Coin Metal Modification.--In the March 2019 report, 
Financial Benefit of Switching to a $1 Coin Is Unlikely, but 
Changing Coin Metal Content Could Result in Cost Savings, GAO 
recommended that Congress consider amending the law to provide 
the Secretary of the Treasury with the authority to alter the 
metal composition of circulating coins. The Committee supports 
changes to the metal content of coins if it reduces costs 
incurred by the U.S. taxpayers, allows coins to work 
interchangeably in most coin acceptors, and has a minimal 
adverse impact on the public and stakeholders.

   Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account


 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $262,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        14,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       273,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +11,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................      +259,500,000
 

    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 $273,500,000 for the CDFI Fund 
program. Of the amounts recommended, $171,000,000 is for 
financial and technical assistance grants, $16,000,000 is for 
Native Initiatives, $25,000,000 is for the Bank Enterprise 
Award Program, $22,000,000 is for the Healthy Food Financing 
Initiative, $10,000,000 is for the Small Dollar Loan Program, 
and $29,500,000 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 $6,000,000 
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 Areas.--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.
    High Poverty Areas.--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 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. If the percentage of financial assistance 
awardee investments made in high-poverty areas in fiscal year 
2020 was less than the average percentage of financial 
assistance awardee investments made in high-poverty areas in 
fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019, the report shall explain why 
the benchmark was unable to be met and what steps are being 
taken to meet it in fiscal year 2021.
    The Committee directs the CDFI Fund to place a priority on 
making additional funds available to CDFIs 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 the Small Dollar Loan Program. The 
Committee directs the CDFI Fund to brief the Committee within 
90 days of enactment of this Act on the implementation of the 
program.
    CDFI Outreach.--Within 180 days of enactment of this Act, 
the CDFI Fund is required to submit a report to the Committee 
on Appropriations of the House and Senate summarizing its 
outreach efforts over the past ten years including the (1) 
type, number, and location of outreach activities, and (2) 
recommendations to improve its outreach process to rural, non-
foreign areas, and underserved communities.
    Bond Guarantee Program.--The Committee observes that 
existing taxpayer safeguards in place during fiscal year 2019 
and prior years resulted in no losses over the life of the Bond 
Guarantee Program (BGP) and that the Administration proposal to 
add further restrictions in the form of collateral and cash 
requirements, liquidity premiums, escrow procedures, and 
designated bonding authority risks shutting out credit-worthy 
CDFIs from accessing this valuable source of long-term debt to 
the detriment of communities across the nation. The Committee 
directs the CDFI Fund to follow BGP requirements consistent 
with fiscal year 2019 and prior years. Within 180 days of 
enactment of this Act, the Department of the Treasury shall 
report to the Committee on measures it is taking to expand the 
delivery of BGP resources to high poverty communities. To 
encourage greater utilization of the BGP, the Department shall 
include in the report an assessment of the potential benefits 
of reducing the minimum bond size from $100,000,000 to 
$50,000,000.
    Civil Unrest Assistance.--The Committee is concerned with 
the impact of civil unrest experienced by many communities 
throughout the country. The Committee encourages no less than 
$20,000,000 be provided by CDFIs which serve areas that have 
been impacted by civil unrest to assist in the economic 
rebuilding, revitalization, and economic growth in these areas. 
Additionally, the Committee directs the CDFI Fund to provide a 
report within one year after the enactment of this Act on 
communities that experienced civil unrest in 2020 including the 
amount of funding, the type of award provided, and impact the 
funding has made on rebuilding the community.

                        Internal Revenue Service

    The Committee recommends $12,116,491,000 for the Internal 
Revenue Service (IRS), which constitutes an increase of 
$606,437,000, or 5 percent, above the fiscal year 2020 enacted 
level. The fiscal year 2021 recommendation increases funding 
above the fiscal year 2020 enacted level in all four IRS 
accounts.
    In addition, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act 
(P.L. 116-127) included $15,000,000 and the Coronavirus Aid, 
Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) 
included $750,700,000 for the IRS to prevent, prepare for, and 
respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally.
    Once again, the fiscal year 2021 request for the IRS 
includes $400,000,000 under a discretionary program integrity 
cap adjustment. This funding was requested in the Enforcement 
and Operations Support accounts to fund new personnel and 
investments as well as expand and improve IRS's overall 
operations. Although the Committee recognizes IRS's needs for 
additional funding, the fiscal year 2021 budget agreement does 
not include a program integrity cap adjustment. The Committee 
realizes that not receiving the $400,000,000 under the program 
cap adjustment will further strain IRS resources. This looms on 
an agency that has outdated legacy systems and is struggling to 
train, maintain, and hire needed expertise to advance the 
mission of the IRS.
    Within the IRS allocation, the Committee is pleased that 
the IRS will continue implementation of the Taxpayer First Act 
of 2019, which will revamp customer service, introduce new 
taxpayer protections, and deliver new online service platforms 
to facilitate filing and payment for individuals and 
businesses. The Committee looks forward to future briefings on 
the status and outputs of the Taxpayer First Act 
implementation, especially the IRS's reorganization plan.
    Additionally, the recommendation includes $250,000,000 for 
Business Systems Modernization. These resources are dedicated 
for the IRS Integrated Modernization Business Plan, which aims 
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 plans for completing the Customer Account Data 
Engine 2 (CADE 2) and retiring the Individual Master File 
(IMF).
    The Committee continues to be discouraged with the level of 
service taxpayers are receiving. Additionally, the Committee is 
concerned over the level and quality of taxpayer customer 
service that will be offered post COVID-19. Not only will the 
IRS have to prepare for the upcoming tax season, but the agency 
will also have to handle taxpayer issues associated with COVID-
19 Economic Income Payments, which will increase the demand and 
need for quality customer service.
    Cost of War.--The Committee encourages continued compliance 
with 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 continue to 
comply with the law by updating and archiving this information 
on an annual basis in a centralized, publicly accessible, 
online location.
    Child Care Credit.--The Committee is aware of an urgent 
need to support access to quality, affordable child care. 
Therefore, the Committee directs GAO to conduct an evaluation 
of the employer-provided child care credit and report to the 
Committee within one year of enactment of this Act with 
information that may include the following: the common 
characteristics of employers that are using the child care 
credit, challenges identified by employers that are not using 
the credit, and the extent to which employees benefit from 
available child care when employers use the child care credit. 
GAO should include any recommendations based on their findings 
regarding the use of the tax credit to ensure employees have 
access to child care. The Committee directs the IRS to provide 
any data that GAO may request for this report.
    Controlled Foreign Corporations.--The Committee directs the 
IRS to submit a report to the Committee, within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act, that quantifies Federal, State, and 
territorial tax avoidance by companies that operate controlled 
foreign corporations in Puerto Rico and by individuals and 
other businesses that have moved from a State; describes the 
measures that would need to be taken to eliminate any possible 
tax avoidance; and includes a plan enumerating the legislative 
changes needed to make Puerto Rico a domestic jurisdiction for 
tax purposes. Additionally, the Committee instructs the 
Department to submit a report within 30 days of enactment of 
this Act on Puerto Rico's efforts to replace Act 154 with a 
territorial corporate income tax system, and to keep the 
Committee informed of any developments thereafter.
    User Fee and Spending Reports.--The Committee directs the 
IRS to submit a user fee spending plan within 60 days of 
enactment of this act detailing planned spending on its four 
appropriations accounts. Additionally, the Committee directs 
the IRS to submit on a quarterly basis, FTE usage and 
obligations by account and anticipated FTE usage and spending 
through fiscal year 2021.
    The Internal Revenue Service shall comply with section 6103 
of the Internal Revenue Code in all reports.
    A description of the Committee's recommendation by 
appropriation is provided below.

                           TAXPAYER SERVICES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................    $2,511,554,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................     2,562,554,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,602,554,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +91,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       +40,000,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,602,554,000 for Taxpayer 
Services.
    Taxpayer First Impact on Secondary Mortgage Market.--The 
Committee directs the IRS to conduct a study detailing the 
implementation of the Taxpayer First Act (P.L. 116-25) as it 
relates to any impact on the secondary mortgage market, 
including instances of a single borrower with jointly filed tax 
returns. The IRS shall submit the report to the Committee 
within 90 days of enactment of this Act.
    Taxpayer ID Theft.--The Committee reminds the IRS of the 
directive in House Report 116-122 that requires the IRS to 
report 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. This 
report was also directed to 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 continue their work related to identity 
theft tax refund fraud in fiscal year 2021.
    Free File Program.--The Committee is concerned about 
confusing guidance and low participation of the Free File 
program. The Committee urges the IRS to increase promotion of 
the Free File program via press releases, press outreach, 
social media, and other communications with taxpayers. 
Additionally, Congress directs the IRS, in consultation with 
the National Taxpayer Advocate, to submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate within 90 
days of enactment of this Act summarizing the actions it has 
taken to address recommendations made by the MITRE Corporation 
2019 Free File Report. Furthermore, the Committee urges the IRS 
to include Military Tax and other free tax preparation and 
filing services provided by the Department of Defense in all 
promotional material targeted at military servicemembers.
    Telephone Service.--The Committee remains concerned that 
taxpayers are not receiving the level of telephone service they 
require and that the IRS's ``Level of Service'' (LOS) measure 
of telephone performance understates the severity of the 
problem.The National Taxpayer Advocate has pointed out that 
although the LOS measure is widely understood to reflect the 
percentage of all calls that IRS employees answer, the LOS 
measure does not take into account the significant majority of 
calls the IRS receives, which either are directed for automated 
responses or result in taxpayer hang-ups. In addition, the LOS 
measure the IRS publishes includes only calls to the Accounts 
Management lines and excludes calls to the compliance lines. In 
fiscal year 2019, the National Taxpayer Advocate reports the 
IRS claimed an LOS of 65 percent, yet telephone assistors 
answered only about 29 million of nearly 100 million calls 
overall (29 percent). The Committee directs the IRS to include 
in its fiscal year 2022 Congressional budget submission data on 
the number of calls received, the number of calls answered by 
telephone assistors, and the percentage of all calls answered 
by telephone assistors, and to report this data separately for 
its Accounts Management telephone lines, its compliance 
telephone lines, and all telephone lines combined.
    Multilingual IRS Notices.--Taxpayers with limited English 
proficiency make up 5.3 million households and frequently do 
not receive notices in their preferred languages. The Committee 
directs the IRS to develop a plan to place a checkbox on Form 
1040 to allow taxpayers to choose to receive their notices in 
Spanish and other languages, including but not limited to 
Chinese, Vietnamese, Somali, Hmoob, French/French Creole, and 
Tagalog. Additionally, the Committee directs the IRS develop a 
plan to identify and translate additional notices that provide 
information on statutory rights and webpages that pertain to 
those notices.
    Modernization of Forms.--The Committee supports the IRS's 
efforts to modernize its forms and internal and external 
digital services consistent with the requirements of the 21st 
Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) (Public Law 
115-336). The Committee believes the 21st Century IDEA will 
enable the IRS Media and Publication division to improve 
internal workflows, which in turn will enhance the digital 
service delivery for taxpayers and reduce costs. The Committee 
directs that of the amount provided, not less than $8,000,000 
be used to ensure that the IRS's most critical paper-based 
forms are mobile responsive and fully compliant with Public Law 
115-336. The IRS is directed to brief the Committee on the 
status of their modernization efforts within 180 days of 
enactment of this Act. However, in vulnerable populations, 
especially in rural communities where internet usage rates are 
below the national average, the Committee encourages the IRS to 
continue to provide printed forms and instructions.
    Backlog of Taxpayer Correspondence.--As of July 2020, the 
IRS had a correspondence backlog of 12 million pieces of mail. 
As a result of COVID-19, the IRS was unable to open mail for an 
extended period of time, which has added to this backlog. The 
IRS is directed to brief the Committee quarterly on the status 
of the correspondence backlog, focusing on timeframe for 
addressing and strategies to reduce the backlog.

                              ENFORCEMENT

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................    $5,010,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................     5,351,243,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     5,206,246,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................      +196,246,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................      -144,997,000
 

    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 of employee 
pension plans; determinations of qualifications of 
organizations seeking tax-exempt status; examinations of tax 
returns of exempt organizations; enforcement of statutes 
relating to detection and investigation of criminal violations 
of the internal revenue laws; identification of underreporting 
of tax obligations; securing of unfiled tax returns; and 
collecting of unpaid accounts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $5,206,246,000 for Enforcement. 
The Committee recommends not less than $60,257,000 to support 
IRS activities for the Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement 
program.
    Digital Protection Initiative.--The Committee is cognizant 
of the rising threats to citizens as they engage with the 
government online. It is critical that the IRS tap into 
commercially available, affordable, proven, automated 
technology to protect taxpayers from criminals who would 
impersonate legitimate IRS resources or take other measures to 
defraud U.S. citizens of their personal information and funds.
    Private Debt Collection Agencies.--The Committee continues 
to pay close attention to the performance of the IRS private 
debt collection program. To assist in that oversight, the IRS 
is directed to provide quarterly updates to the Committee on 
the ranked performance of each private collection agency (PCA) 
along with a comparison to the performance of firms working 
with the Bureau of Fiscal Service. Additionally, the Committee 
directs the IRS to conduct an immediate review of the PCAs 
currently working with the program to determine if additional 
competition by eligible vendors would be beneficial to both 
taxpayers and the IRS.
    Virtual Currencies Guidance.--The Committee directs the IRS 
to continue to update its 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.
    Non-Filers.--TIGTA has identified serious lapses in the IRS 
non-filer program, particularly with respect to high-income 
non-filers. For tax years 2014-2016, TIGTA identified 
approximately 879,000 high-income taxpayers that did not have a 
satisfied filing requirement, with estimated total taxes due of 
$45.7 billion. The Committee encourages the IRS to focus its 
enforcement efforts on the taxpayers who have the highest risk 
of noncompliance, specifically high-income taxpayers.
    White Collar Criminals.--The Committee is concerned about 
white-collar criminals' use of tax havens, low-tax countries, 
and other techniques to defraud the Federal government of 
important revenue. The Committee is deeply concerned that 
recent reports show that, according to IRS data, millionaires 
in 2018 were close to 80 percent less likely like to be audited 
than in 2011. 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 the U.S. government can carry out its vital services.
    Reducing the Tax Gap.--The Committee appreciated GAO report 
19-491, which identified that the IRS could improve its use of 
existing data to identify abusive schemes involving tax-exempt 
entities. Abusive tax schemes contribute to the tax gap and 
threaten the tax system's integrity. Improving the integrity of 
the tax system in this area could help reduce the tax gap. GAO 
found that while IRS has established programs to help identify 
new abusive schemes, opportunities exist to better ensure that 
IRS accomplishes its objectives of identifying existing and 
emerging schemes. The Committee encourages the IRS to follow 
through on GAO's recommendations.
    IRS Workforce.--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 2020.......................    $3,808,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................     4,224,706,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,057,691,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................      +249,191,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................      -167,015,000
 

    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 $4,057,691,000 for Operations 
Support. The recommendation is $249,191,000 above fiscal year 
2020.
    Obligations and Employment.--Within 45 days of the end of 
each quarter for calendar year 2021, 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 FTE within each office 
during the previous quarter; and the estimated number of FTE 
within each office for the remainder of the fiscal year.
    Information Technology Reports.--Within 30 days of the end 
of each quarter for calendar year 2021, the IRS is required to 
submit a report on major information technology 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 for all major IRS information 
technology projects for the year, with a particular focus on 
the projects included in IRS's quarterly reports.
    Threshold Update.--The Committee encourages the Treasury 
Department to examine using its regulatory authority to update 
the dollar threshold for tax information reporting for slot 
machine jackpots. The Department is directed to report to 
Congress within 90 days of enactment of this Act on the 
feasibility of updating the threshold within such authority.

                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $180,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       300,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       250,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +70,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       -50,000,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $250,000,000 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.
    Quarterly Reports.--The IRS is directed to continue to 
submit quarterly reports to the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House and Senate and GAO, no later than 30 days following 
the end of each calendar quarter, on the status of BSM-funded 
items in this bill. In addition, GAO is directed to conduct an 
annual review of BSM-funded initiatives.
    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, the Individual Master File, 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.

          ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS 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 that 
creates a Nonrecurring Expenses Fund for the IRS.

         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 
2021 until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2021.
    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 continues a provision requiring 
quarterly reports of the Office of Financial Stability and the 
Office of Financial Research.
    Section 124. 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 2020.......................       $55,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        57,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        55,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -2,000,000
 

    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. 
No funding is provided for new FTE positions related to the 
White House Photo Office or the Visitor's Office.
    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.
    Acting Officials and Vacancies.--The Committee is concerned 
about the number and duration of acting officials and vacancies 
in presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed positions 
throughout Federal departments and agencies. This undermines 
accountability and weakens the capacity for Federal leadership 
to develop expertise and effectively address new and pressing 
issues, including emergencies such as the coronavirus. The 
Committee recommends that the White House work in collaboration 
with relevant offices and agencies to design an online 
dashboard that tracks the status of all positions that require 
Senate confirmation, including, but not limited to, (1) whether 
that position is currently vacant or filled, (2) if the 
position is filled, the name of that official and whether that 
official is serving on a permanent or acting basis, (3) if a 
nominee or prospective nominee has been named for that 
position, (4) if there is a nominee or prospective nominee, 
their name and the latest action by the President or Congress 
relating to the process required for Senate confirmation, and 
(5) a means to enable each nominee or prospective nominee, and 
each agency involved in that individual's nomination, to see 
all steps required in the appointments process, including 
background investigation and financial disclosure, and track 
progress. The Committee further recommends that the White House 
conduct a thorough review of all positions that are filled in 
an acting capacity or vacant and develop a plan to 
expeditiously nominate a qualified individual to hold each such 
position.
    Presidential Personnel Office.--The Committee encourages 
that no less than $750,000 be expended for additional staff 
support for the Office of Presidential Personnel to expedite 
the recruitment, selection, vetting, processing, and nomination 
of highly qualified individuals that the President may appoint 
to senior positions in the Federal government.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $13,081,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        13,641,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        13,641,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +560,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    The Executive Residence at the White House Operating 
Expenses account provides for the care, maintenance, staffing, 
and operations of the Executive Residence, including official 
and ceremonial functions of the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $13,641,000 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 2020.......................          $750,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         2,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,625,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +875,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................          -875,000
 

    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 $1,625,000 for White House Repair 
and Restoration. Additional funds are provided over fiscal year 
2020 to begin proposed renovations to the White House kitchens 
and improvements to heating, cooling, ventilation, and 
electrical systems.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $4,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         4,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 2020.......................       $11,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        13,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +1,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................          -700,000
 

    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 $12,500,000 for the National 
Security Council and Homeland Security Council. The increased 
funding is provided, in part, to increase global health 
security activities.
    Global Health Security and Biodefense.--The Committee is 
deeply concerned about the elimination of the Directorate for 
Global Health Security and Biodefense and a reduction in 
pandemic specialist positions on the National Security Staff. 
These vacancies have severely undermined the U.S.'s ability to 
coordinate the government's response to coronavirus, to 
reassure the American people during a time of significant 
duress, to prevent the global spread of disease, and to prepare 
for future pandemics. The Committee provides funding to 
reconstitute the Directorate and directs the National Security 
Staff to provide the Committee, within 100 days of enactment of 
this Act, with a report on the status of pandemic-relating 
staffing. The report shall list all authorized positions on the 
National Security Staff that are predominately or wholly 
dedicated to global health security, biodefense, or pandemic 
preparation. For each such position, the report shall detail if 
the position was reconstituted, newly filled, or newly created 
after enactment of this Act; shall describe whether that 
position was filled or vacant at the time of the report's 
submission to the Committee; and shall describe whether that 
position is staffed by an employee paid via the National 
Security Council and Homeland Security Council appropriation 
account or by a detailee (and if so, the report shall provide 
the name of the detailee's home agency).

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $94,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       100,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        96,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -4,000,000
 

    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 $96,000,000 for the Office of 
Administration. Additional funding is provided over fiscal year 
2020 for inflationary costs. 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 the 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 conduct official business.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $101,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       115,740,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       107,245,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +5,645,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -8,495,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $107,245,000 for OMB. The 
recommendation also continues several long-standing provisions, 
not requested by the President, limiting certain OMB 
activities. Additional funds over fiscal year 2020 are provided 
for inflationary costs and to support the transfer of 21 FTEs 
from the Information Technology Oversight and Reform account to 
OMB.
    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 2022 budget request, including 
documents such as the Appendix, Historical Tables, and 
Analytical Perspectives.
    Personnel and Obligations Report.--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.
    Performance Measures.--The Committee continues to urge OMB 
to ensure that agencies comply with title 31 of the United 
States Code, including the development of organizational 
priority goals and outcomes such as performance outcome 
measures, output measures, efficiency measures, and customer 
service measures. OMB should also ensure that agency funding 
requests in fiscal year 2022 are directly linked to agency 
performance plans. The Committee requests OMB to highlight 
specific examples where priority goals and performance outcomes 
influenced fiscal year 2022 budget justifications.
    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. The Committee furthermore directs OMB to 
ensure that, within seven days after submission of the 
President's budget request to Congress for a particular fiscal 
year, there exists a single webpage linking to all such budgets 
and budget justifications. OMB is directed to report to the 
Committee within 30 days of submission of the President's 
budget request to Congress with a list of all agencies that are 
not in compliance with these requirements.
    Inspector General Inquiries.--The Committee is concerned by 
OMB's refusal to provide agency Inspectors General 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 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.
    Food Safety Modernization Act.--The Committee directs OMB 
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.''
    Apportionment Transparency.--The Committee is disappointed 
that OMB has made little progress towards providing greater 
apportionment transparency, as was directed in the joint 
explanatory statement accompanying the fiscal year 2020 
appropriations act. The Committee reiterates the importance of 
greater transparency into OMB's apportionment process, and 
directs OMB to promptly comply with the requirements of section 
204 of this Act.
    Retail Redlining.--Redlining detrimentally impacts 
employment opportunities, the local tax base, redevelopment, 
and economic growth. OMB is directed to submit a report to the 
Committee, within 180 days of enactment of this Act, that 
examines redlining's effects on the placement of Class A 
commercial investment and other business lending in the U.S. 
The report shall examine communities that fail to attract Class 
A investment despite meeting relevant median income levels, 
public transportation access, or other requirements for such 
investment, as well as disincentives for such investment such 
as higher down payments, higher interest rates, shorter 
maturities, extra fees, and outside collateral requirements. 
The report shall identify current Federal programs that may be 
helpful to communities impacted by retail redlining and 
recommendations that might help reduce retail redlining 
practices.
    Federal and Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.--The 
Committee is aware that Federal agencies and the nation's 
critical infrastructure face unique cybersecurity threats. 
Executive Order 13800, issued on May 11, 2017, directs agency 
heads to implement several risk management and cybersecurity 
measures, including the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure 
Cybersecurity. OMB is directed to report, within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act, on the status of compliance with 
Executive Order 13800 by each applicable agency. The report 
shall identify risk management and cybersecurity compliance 
gaps and outline the steps each agency needs to take to manage 
such risks. OMB shall prioritize working with the applicable 
agency heads to address remaining gaps and inconsistencies.
    Federal Information Technology Workforce.--OMB is directed 
to consult with the Office of Personnel Management and the 
General Services Administration and report to the Committee, no 
later than September 30, 2021, on gaps in Federal information 
technology workforce skills, disciplines, and experience 
required to enable the Federal government to modernize its 
ability to use technology and develop effective citizen-facing 
digital services to carry out its mission.
    Free Association Compacts.--The Committee is encouraged 
that the Administration is seeking to extend the free 
association compacts with the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and 
Palau, retaining U.S. strategic control of an expanse of the 
Pacific Ocean larger than the 48 contiguous states. The 
Committee is concerned, however, that OMB has not yet 
identified a source of funding for the assistance, programs, 
services, and trust funds. Not identifying a funding source 
acceptable to Congress for the last extension with Palau forced 
the Committee to take the needed funds from other purposes for 
years after that agreement was signed. The Committee directs 
OMB to propose a Congressionally acceptable funding source 
within 60 days of enactment of this Act. Recognizing that the 
compacts guarantee the citizens of these nations access to the 
United States, the Committee further instructs OMB to estimate 
any net costs to State and territorial governments and report 
any program eligibility such as eligibility for Medicaid that 
would mitigate the costs to state and territorial governments 
that serve the citizens of these freely associated states.
    Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia.--The Harmful Algal Bloom 
and Hypoxia Research and Control Act created a task force to 
coordinate and assess relevant Federal activities. However, 
despite a 2016 GAO report that quantified Federal agency 
spending in this area (GAO-17-119), there is little clarity in 
the budget resources currently being allocated to this 
important task. OMB is directed to include with the fiscal year 
2022 budget a report that details Harmful Algal Bloom and 
Hypoxia research and control spending activities by agency, 
including but not limited to monitoring, prevention, 
mitigation, remediation, and ecological or human health 
purposes.
    Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity.--Within 120 days of 
enactment of this Act, OMB is directed to report to the 
Committee, and to release to the public, a final report on the 
activities conducted and conclusions reached by the Interagency 
Working Group for Revision of the Standards for Maintaining, 
Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity, 
consistent with the commitments made in the Notice published on 
March 1, 2017 at 82 Fed. Reg. 12242.
    Access to Death Data.--Accurate, timely, and complete death 
data are important for the integrity of public programs. One 
source of significant amounts of death data is individual 
States, which incur costs to collect, record, and share this 
data. State law also governs the terms under which this data 
can be shared. Within 180 days of enactment of this Act, OMB, 
in consultation with the Treasury Department, the Social 
Security Administration, and the appropriate State vital 
records agencies, is directed to report to the Committee, the 
House Committee on Ways and Means, and the House Committee on 
Oversight and Reform on how State-reported death data is 
currently managed and distributed among Federal agencies and 
provide recommendations on how to improve that management and 
distribution.
    Research Grant Flexibility.--The Committee is aware that 
many university-based laboratories are closed or severely 
limiting operations due to the pandemic. Researchers working in 
these laboratories--including graduate students and 
postdoctoral fellows--comprise the backbone of the U.S. 
research enterprise. To mitigate impacts from the pandemic, the 
Committee encourages OMB to provide maximum flexibilities for 
Federal research grant funds to help maintain the research 
workforce and activities.

             Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator


 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $1,300,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         1,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,300,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................          +300,000
 

    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 $1,300,000 for IPEC.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $18,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        16,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        18,400,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +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.
    Caribbean Border Counternarcotics Strategy.--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, and their 
effect on U.S. States, especially communities along the Eastern 
seaboard. The Committee appreciates ONDCP's submission of the 
Caribbean Border Counternarcotics Strategy required by House 
Report 116-122 and expects that ONDCP will include a Caribbean 
Border Counternarcotics Strategy in forthcoming versions of the 
National Drug Control Strategy.
    National Drug Control Strategy and U.S. Territories.--The 
Committee is concerned that the National Drug Control Strategy 
does not adequately address the problem of substance abuse, 
drug trafficking, and associated violence in the U.S. 
territories. The Committee notes that the Data Supplement 
accompanying the 2020 National Drug Control Strategy excluded 
statistics from these jurisdictions. The Committee directs 
ONDCP to take all reasonable steps to collect and publish 
relevant information from the five U.S. territories, in the 
same manner that such data is collected and published for the 
States and the District of Columbia. ONDCP is further directed 
to consider the territories in preparing future reports.
    Alternative Livelihood Opportunities.--The Committee 
recognizes the importance of creating alternative livelihood 
opportunities for farmers in opium poppy crop-producing regions 
of Mexico in order to reduce the supply of opioids flowing into 
the U.S. The Committee urges ONDCP to lead interagency efforts 
with the Government of Mexico to develop an alternative 
livelihood program in Mexico to increase economic opportunities 
for farmers, reduce their dependence on opium poppy as a cash 
crop, and complement other existing drug supply reduction 
strategies.

                     FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

             HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $285,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       290,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +5,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................      +290,000,000
 

    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 $290,000,000 for the HIDTA 
Program, an increase of $5,000,000 above fiscal year 2020.
    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.
    Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP).--
The Committee recognizes the effectiveness of ODMAP in 
facilitating information sharing and supporting efforts by 
public health and public safety officials to mobilize rapid 
response to a suspected overdose event. The Committee 
encourages ONDCP, in consultation with the HIDTA Directors, to 
prioritize discretionary funds towards programs that promote 
public health and public safety collaboration, including ODMAP, 
in states with increased opioid death rates in recent years.

                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $121,715,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        12,432,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       123,965,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +2,250,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................      +111,533,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $123,965,000 for Other Federal 
Drug Control Programs. The recommended level for fiscal year 
2021 is distributed among specific programs and activities as 
follows:

 
 
 
Drug-Free Communities.................................      $102,000,000
Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance..........         3,000,000
Anti-Doping Activities................................        10,000,000
World Anti-Doping Agency..............................         2,715,000
Model Acts Program....................................         1,250,000
Community-Based Coalition Enhancement Grants (CARA             5,000,000
 Grants)..............................................
 

    World Anti-Doping Agency Governance.--Given the increased 
prevalence of doping fraud among international sports 
federations and governments, the Committee continues to have 
serious concerns about the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) 
credibility, independence, and accountability to athletes. The 
Committee supports ONDCP's efforts to improve WADA's 
effectiveness and urges it to continue working with domestic 
and international partners to protect clean athletes. The 
Committee directs ONDCP to closely monitor WADA's reform 
efforts to determine whether WADA is making sufficient progress 
in increasing the independence and transparency of its 
operations, enhancing the role of athletes in WADA decision-
making, and restoring confidence in clean competition. In an 
effort to encourage necessary reforms within WADA, the bill 
includes language to allow ONDCP to exercise discretion in 
paying annual WADA membership dues. The Committee directs ONDCP 
to report within 120 days of enactment of this Act on WADA's 
progress in reducing undue influence by sports organizations 
with a direct financial interest in WADA decisions, and 
increasing independent athlete and independent anti-doping 
stakeholder representatives on WADA's committees and decision-
making bodies.

                          Unanticipated Needs


 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $1,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         1,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 2020.......................       $15,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        11,491,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        11,491,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        -3,509,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    The Information Technology Oversight and Reform (ITOR) 
account supports efforts to make the Federal government's 
investments in information technology more efficient, secure, 
and effective.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $11,491,000 for information 
technology oversight activities. This total reflects the 
proposed transfer of 21 FTEs from ITOR to OMB.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $4,288,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         4,698,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,698,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +410,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,698,000 for the Office of the 
Vice President.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................          $302,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................           302,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           302,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    The Official Residence of the Vice President Operating 
Expenses account supports the care and operation of the Vice 
President's residence and specifically supports 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 among 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 2021 where the regulatory cost 
exceeds $100,000,000.
    Section 203. The Committee includes language 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 implement a system to make publicly available, 
in an automated fashion, all documents apportioning an 
appropriation and all relevant delegations of apportionment 
authority, and to provide the Committee with such information 
until the automated system is implemented. This requirement 
would apply to any appropriation apportioned under the 
President's apportionment authority, including appropriations 
provided in prior years and those included in Acts other than 
appropriations Acts.

                        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 $7,773,341,000 in discretionary funding 
for the Judiciary in fiscal year 2021.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $7,500,000 for 
the Judiciary to prevent, prepare for, and respond to 
coronavirus, domestically or internationally.
    In addition to direct appropriations, the Judiciary 
collects various fees and has certain multiyear funding 
authorities. The Judiciary uses these non-appropriated funds to 
offset its direct appropriation requirements. Consistent with 
prior year practices and section 608 of this Act, the Committee 
expects the Judiciary to submit a financial plan, within 60 
days of enactment of this Act, allocating all sources of 
available funds including appropriations, fee collections, and 
carryover balances. This financial plan will be the baseline 
for purposes of reprogramming notification.
    The Committee realizes new laws and challenges constantly 
impact the Judiciary's workload. As such, the recommendation 
prioritizes resources based on the President's request and 
Judiciary's re-estimate. The Committee is pleased to provide an 
increase of $87,969,000 for the Defender Services Program to 
continue hiring efforts to fully implement the Federal Defender 
Organization staffing formula and ensure the right of 
individuals to retain counsel. The formula reflects needed 
staffing increases based on the weighted case averages over the 
previous five years. Additionally, the Committee provides a $1 
above-inflation increase for the non-capital panel attorney 
hourly rate, which supports the statutory maximum. The 
Committee is aware of the projected increases in caseload and 
panel attorney payments and is committed to ensuring the 
Defender Services Program has sufficient resources to staff the 
program.
    The Committee recognizes the Judiciary's efforts to remain 
operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ability to 
telework, adjust Probation's and Pretrial and court room 
procedures, and conduct Supreme Court oral arguments remotely 
to keep the third branch operational is commended.

                   Supreme Court of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $87,699,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        93,630,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        95,025,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +7,326,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +1,395,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $95,025,000 for fiscal year 2021 
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 with 
its budget justification materials a report 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 historic 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.
    Supreme Court Code of Conduct.--The Committee urges the 
Supreme Court to adopt a Code of Conduct applicable for the 
Justices. The Committee looks forward to being briefed on 
proposals for the adoption of a Code of Conduct within 60 days 
of enactment of this Act.

                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $15,590,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        11,678,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        10,618,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        -4,972,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -1,060,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $10,618,000 for Care of 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 2020.......................       $32,700,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        34,023,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        33,802,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +1,102,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................          -221,000
 

                        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 $33,802,000 for United States Court of Appeals for 
the Federal Circuit.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $19,564,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        20,097,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,027,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +463,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................           -70,000
 

                        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 $20,027,000 United States Court of International 
Trade.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................    $5,250,234,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................     5,459,475,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     5,412,919,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................      +162,685,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       -46,556,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $5,412,919,000 for the operations 
of the regional Courts of Appeals, District Courts, Bankruptcy 
Courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and probation and pretrial 
services offices.
    In addition, the Committee recommends a reimbursement of 
$9,700,000 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.
    Bankruptcy Education and Training.--The Committee 
encourages increased education for bankruptcy judges on how 
bankruptcy court decisions impact national security.

                           DEFENDER SERVICES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................    $1,234,574,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................     1,316,240,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,322,543,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +87,969,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +6,303,000
 

                        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 
$1,322,543,000 for Defender Services.

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $53,545,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        55,478,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        55,478,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +1,933,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $55,478,000 for payments to jurors 
and commissioners.

                             COURT SECURITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $639,165,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       664,011,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       664,011,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +24,846,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $664,011,000 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 2020.......................       $94,261,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        99,812,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        97,970,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +3,709,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -1,842,000
 

                        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 $97,970,000 
for the AO.
    Workplace Misconduct.--The Committee is disappointed with 
the recent findings of workplace misconduct in the 
Judiciary.The Committee directs the Judiciary to submit a 
report within 90 days of enactment of this Act to the Committee 
on the number of workplace misconduct complaints received; 
types of assistance available for employees; Judiciary-wide 
feedback on the workplace misconduct services provided; and the 
number and types of investigations of reported incidents. 
Additionally, the Committee directs the Judiciary to include in 
their annual justification to Congress a report on the steps 
the Office of Integrity is taking to ensure it has enough 
resources and staff to provide an exemplary workplace for every 
judge and every court employee. Further, the Committee directs 
the Judiciary to expand its comprehensive training program on 
workplace behavior and bystander intervention and encourages 
the Judiciary to expand and report on its confidential 
nationwide reporting system to document employee misconduct 
complaints.
    Law Enforcement Availability Pay.--The Committee recognizes 
that U.S. Probation Officers are ineligible for Law Enforcement 
Availability Pay (LEAP). The Committee directs the AO to 
provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House and Senate, within 180 days of enactment of this Act, on 
implementing LEAP pay for U.S. Probation Officers.
    Pilot Program.--The Committee is interested in increasing 
access to counsel for a wider range of litigants and 
circumstances by expanding the pool of funding available for 
legal assistance for low-income people. Within 180 days of 
enactment of this Act, the Judiciary shall brief the Committee 
on the potential feasibility of creating a pilot program to 
broaden access to appointed representation for Federal cases 
under section 1915(e)(1) of title 28, United States Code. The 
briefing shall address possible benefits of such a pilot 
program as well as the legal, policy and procedural challenges 
and concerns that would be presented by establishment of a 
pilot.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $30,436,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        31,344,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        31,115,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +679,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................          -229,000
 

                        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 $31,115,000 for 
the FJC.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $19,670,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        20,256,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,133,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +463,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................          -123,000
 

                        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 
Congress. The Committee recommends $20,133,000 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 2021 to be transferred between Judiciary 
appropriations provided that no appropriation shall be 
decreased by more than five percent or increased by more than 
ten percent by any such transfer except in certain 
circumstances. In addition, the language provides that any such 
transfer shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under 
sections 604 and 608 of the accompanying bill and shall not be 
available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance 
with the procedures set forth in those sections.
    Section 303. The Committee continues language authorizing 
not to exceed $11,000 to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of 
the United States.
    Section 304. The Committee continues language through 
fiscal year 2021 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 continues 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 2020.......................       $40,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       +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 2020.......................       $18,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        51,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        52,900,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +34,900,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +1,500,000
 

    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 $52,900,000 
for emergency planning and security costs and additional costs 
incurred by the District of Columbia related to the 
Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2021.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $5,000,000 for 
the District of Columbia to prevent, prepare for, and respond 
to coronavirus, domestically or internationally.

           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $250,088,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       267,838,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       265,618,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +15,530,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -2,220,000
 

    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 $265,618,000 
for operation of the District of Columbia Courts.
    The amount recommended by the Committee includes 
$14,977,000 for the Court of Appeals, $127,514,000 for the 
Superior Court, $80,974,000 for the Court System, and 
$42,153,000 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 owned space 
and out of leased space.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR DEFENDER SERVICES IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $46,005,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        46,005,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        46,005,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 2020.......................      $248,524,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       248,175,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       245,923,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        -2,601,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -2,252,000
 

    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 $245,923,000 
for CSOSA. Of the amounts provided, $179,180,000 is for 
Community Supervision and Sex Offender Registration and 
$66,743,000 is for pretrial services. The recommendation 
includes $459,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2023, for the costs associated with a replacement lease and 
relocation of the Pretrial Services Agency.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $44,011,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        44,194,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        44,011,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................          -183,000
 

    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 $44,011,000 
for PDS for the District of Columbia.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $2,150,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         1,805,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,150,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................          +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 2020.......................          $600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................           532,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           600,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................           +68,000
 

    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 Commissions' 
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 2020.......................       $52,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        90,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        52,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       -37,500,000
 

    The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, as 
reauthorized in P.L. 116-94, 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 adds new bill language 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 2020.......................          $413,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................           413,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           413,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $413,000. 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 2020.......................        $4,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         3,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +1,000,000
 

    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 one percent of the population.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $4,000,000 
for testing, education, and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $8,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +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 2020.......................        $3,250,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         3,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +250,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,500,000 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 CFPB with 
additional authorities to conduct rulemaking, supervision, and 
enforcement with respect to Federal consumer financial laws. 
Funding required to support the CFPB'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 
CFPB to take aggressive action to protect consumers, including 
those negatively affected by the coronavirus, and to thoroughly 
assess any potential changes in CFPB rules and regulations to 
ensure that consumers are not unduly harmed.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $132,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       135,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       137,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +4,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +2,000,000
 

    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 $137,000,000 for the CPSC. CPSC 
has been chronically underfunded in recent years. The increase 
is provided to address unfunded priorities identified by the 
Commission, including increased import surveillance, applied 
research on exposure to potential chronic hazards related to 
nanotechnology in consumer products and crumb rubber, and a 
quantitative risk assessment of crumb rubber.
    The recommendation includes $1,300,000 for the Virginia 
Graeme Baker (VGB) Grant Program and the associated 
administrative costs to reduce the number of injuries and 
deaths associated with pools and spas.
    The Committee commends the CPSC for continuing to provide 
resources for the national and grassroots ``Pool Safely'' 
campaign, a safety information and education program designed 
to reduce child drownings and 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 2020 levels for the ``Pool Safely'' campaign.
    The Committee expresses concern over low participation 
rates for products recalled by the CPSC. The Committee directs 
the Chairman of the CPSC to include with its annual report to 
the President and Congress the following statistics for the top 
20 recalled products by the number of injuries or deaths 
associated with the product, initiated or ongoing during the 
previous fiscal year, that are pursuant to order under section 
15(d), a settlement agreement, or a voluntary corrective action 
taken in consultation with the Commission: (1) number of 
products subject to the recall sold; (2) number of such 
products for which a consumer has received a remedy; (3) number 
of consumers to whom a direct notification has been made; and 
(4) number of incidences of injuries resulting from a product 
subject to the recall occurring after the initiation of the 
recall that are reported to the Commission.
    The CPSC is also 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.

      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 2020.......................       $15,171,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        13,063,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        19,063,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +3,892,000
    IBudget request, fiscal year 2021.................        +6,000,000
 

    The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is a bipartisan 
Federal commission that helps election officials administer and 
voters participate in elections. Established by the Help 
America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), EAC distributes, administers, 
and audits HAVA funds, serves as the Nation's clearinghouse for 
information on election administration, conducts the Election 
Administration and Voting Survey and other studies, develops 
the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines, accredits testing 
laboratories and certifies voting systems, and administers the 
National Mail Voter Registration Form in accordance with the 
National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $19,063,000 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.
    The Committee is pleased with the steps EAC has taken to 
begin to rebuild its workforce and strengthen the agency's 
capacity to support State and local election officials on all 
aspects of election administration, including enhancing 
election security. The Committee is committed to providing 
robust funding to enable EAC to perform the vital mission of 
protecting Federal elections.
    Support to Local Election Jurisdictions.--The Committee 
urges EAC to increase outreach and trainings to local election 
jurisdictions, with particular attention to those jurisdictions 
which are consistently last to report polling data for Federal 
elections.
    Election Cybersecurity.--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 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.
    Ranked Choice Voting.--The Committee encourages EAC to 
gather data in the 2020 Election Administration and Voting 
Survey related to state readiness to implement ranked choice 
voting, including whether existing State voting technology 
supports ranked choice voting.

                        ELECTION SECURITY GRANTS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $425,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       500,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +75,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................      +500,000,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $500,000,000 for Election Security 
Grants.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $400,000,000 
for grants to States to prevent, prepare for, and respond to 
coronavirus.
    The Committee is gravely concerned by persistent threats 
from Russia and other foreign actors attempting to influence 
the U.S. democratic process, and vulnerabilities that continue 
to exist throughout the Nation's election system. Since fiscal 
year 2018, Congress has provided $805,000,000 in grants to 
States to improve the security of elections for Federal office. 
However, that funding has been inconsistent, unpredictable, and 
insufficient to meet the vast need across all the States and 
territories. Congress must provide a consistent, steady source 
of Federal funds to support State and local election officials 
on the frontlines of protecting U.S. elections.
    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 2020.......................      $339,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       343,070,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       376,070,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +37,070,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       +33,000,000
 

    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 an appropriation of $376,070,000 
for the Salaries and Expenses of the FCC, to be derived from 
offsetting collections. Of this amount, no less than 
$33,000,000 is for implementing the Broadband DATA Act (Public 
Law 116-130). The Committee also includes a cap of $134,495,000 
for the administration of spectrum auctions.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $200,000,000 
for the FCC to prevent, prepare for, and respond to 
coronavirus, domestically or internationally, including to 
support efforts of health care providers to address coronavirus 
by providing telecommunications services, information services, 
and devices necessary to enable the provision of telehealth 
services.
    Broadband Maps.--The Committee provides significant funding 
for upfront costs associated with implementation of the 
Broadband DATA Act. The Committee anticipates funding related 
to the Broadband DATA Act will decline considerably in future 
years and expects the FCC to repurpose a significant amount of 
staff currently working on economic, wireline, and wireless 
issues to focus on broadband mapping.
    Broadband Access.--The Committee believes that deployment 
of broadband in rural and economically disadvantaged areas is a 
driver of economic development, jobs, and new educational 
opportunities. The Committee supports FCC efforts to 
judiciously allocate Universal Service Fund (USF) funds for 
these areas.
    Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.--The Committee appreciates 
the significant investment the FCC is planning to make to 
deploy broadband services to unserved areas. The Committee 
recognizes the need for government programs to minimize 
instances in which two different providers receive support from 
two different programs to serve the same location. However, the 
Committee is concerned that current program rules may have the 
unintended consequence of discouraging other funding sources 
from participating in broadband deployment, particularly State-
based programs. The Committee directs the FCC to adjust program 
rules to ensure applicants, and the States in which those 
applicants would deploy broadband, are not put at a 
disadvantage when applying for the Rural Digital Opportunity 
Fund based on the State's proactive, independent investment in 
broadband.
    Elevation Data Coordination for Broadband Deployment.--The 
U.S. Geological Survey is leading the 3D Elevation Program 
(3DEP), a collaborative initiative to systematically collect 
accurate enhanced elevation data nationwide primarily through 
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology. Such data can 
facilitate line-of-sight analyses for signal propagation 
studies, identification of the optimum locations for cell tower 
networks and other broadband deployments, models of potential 
impacts to wireless signals from future development and 
vegetation growth, mapping of existing towers, and design and 
permitting of new infrastructure. The Committee encourages the 
FCC to participate in this program to help support the 
deployment of 5G and other next-generation wireless services. 
The Committee understands that FCC participation in 3DEP will 
strengthen the Commission's support for building, maintaining, 
and expanding U.S. wireless networks.
    Territorial Access to Broadband.--The Committee is 
concerned about disparities in access to communications 
services on Tribal lands and in territories. The Committee 
encourages the FCC to implement policies that increase 
broadband access and adoption in these areas. The Committee 
commends the FCC's work in establishing the Uniendo a Puerto 
Rico Fund and the Connect U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Fund to 
make additional USF funding available to rebuild fixed and 
mobile voice and broadband networks damaged in the 2017 
hurricane season. In September 2019, the FCC approved 
$950,000,000 in Stage 2 funding to improve, expand, and harden 
communications networks in Puerto Rico and the USVI. The 
Committee supports these efforts and urges the FCC to 
expeditiously move forward with its funding commitments under 
these programs.
    Tribal Access to Broadband.--The Committee urges the FCC to 
responsibly and efficiently take action to increase access to 
broadband on Tribal lands and supports consultation with 
Federally recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Native villages and 
corporations, and entities related to Hawaiian home lands to 
help close the digital divide. The FCC is encouraged to use all 
available resources to increase funding for consultation with 
Federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and 
entities related to Hawaiian home lands; other work by the 
Office of Native Affairs and Policy (ONAP); and associated work 
from other bureaus and offices in support of ONAP.
    Lifeline Service.--The Committee is concerned that changes 
to the Lifeline minimum service standards and support levels 
will adversely impact low-income Americans, including many 
suffering from economic hardships due to the coronavirus. The 
Committee directs the FCC to pause implementation of any 
changes to the currently applicable minimum service standards 
for Lifeline-supported mobile broadband service and any changes 
in the current levels of Lifeline support for voice services 
until the FCC has completed the State of the Lifeline 
Marketplace Report required by the 2016 Lifeline Order 
(Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization et al., Third 
Report and Order, Further Report and Order, and Order on 
Reconsideration, 31 FCC Rcd 3962 (2016)).
    Broadcaster Relocation.--The Consolidated Appropriations 
Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-141) provided an additional 
$1,000,000,000 over two years to the TV Broadcaster Relocation 
Fund to reimburse channel relocation service and equipment 
costs incurred by the broadcast industry, as well as providing 
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 is monitoring this issue closely. Both 
broadcasters and entities who purchased spectrum rights 
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.
    Transmissions of Local Television Programming.--The 
Committee encourages consumer access to local television 
programming, especially in rural areas, for its economic, 
safety, and cultural importance. 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 to the Satellite Television Extension and Localism 
Reauthorization (STELAR) Act of 2014, many communities continue 
to struggle with market modification petitions to the FCC. 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. The Committee therefore directs the FCC 
to adhere to statutory requirements and Congressional intent 
when taking administrative action related to satellite 
television carriage issues.
    Report on Cross-Border Signal Interference.--The FCC is 
directed to report to the Committee, within 180 days of 
enactment of this Act, on cross-border signal interference to 
U.S mobile providers operating in the 700 MHz band and 
occurring along the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the 
commencement of network operations by Mexican providers, and 
recommendations on how to remedy any such interference. As part 
of the report, the Commission shall collect information from 
licensed operators in the U.S. regarding interference to their 
700 MHz service.
    Hurricane Recovery and Resilience.--The Committee remains 
troubled that the FCC has not taken more aggressive steps to 
promote network resiliency to mitigate the impact of future 
severe weather events on communications networks. The Committee 
urges the FCC to take additional actions to mitigate the impact 
of future storms on communications networks.
    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 status of implementation of the 
TRACED Act, P.L. 116-105.
    Robocall Penalty Collection.--The Committee is aware of 
significant delays in collecting and enforcing financial 
penalties levied under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act 
(TCPA) and is 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.
    Vertical Location Data.--The Committee commends the FCC for 
taking initial steps to improve vertical location data provided 
to emergency dispatchers. However, the Committee believes 
meaningful change will not occur without additional action. The 
Committee directs the FCC to make additional improvements to 
vertical location data requirements, including requiring 
wireless carriers to provide the floor number of an emergency 
call or creating a system for useful and actionable information 
to be relayed to emergency dispatch centers. The Committee 
recommends that vertical location directives should not be 
limited to the most populous areas; vertical location data 
should be available to emergency response centers nationwide. 
Within 180 days of the enactment of Act, the FCC is directed to 
report to the Committee on actions it is taking or plans to 
take to improve vertical location data available to dispatch 
centers.
    911 Access.--The Committee urges the FCC to take steps to 
ensure that all cellular phones, including phones operating 
under a pre-paid plan with an empty balance, provide ongoing 
access to 911 and provide automatic location information for 
911 calls.
    Mid-Band Spectrum.--The Committee believes that Fifth-
Generation (5G) mobile technology is critical to U.S. national 
and economic security. A key component of the U.S. strategy for 
5G is ensuring that U.S. wireless providers have enough mid-
band spectrum (frequencies between 3 GHz and 24 GHz), which 
provides fast data connections while also traveling longer 
distances. The Committee is concerned that the U.S. is falling 
behind other countries in the allocation of such spectrum. The 
Committee urges the Administration and the FCC to work 
expeditiously to identify and make available more mid-band 
spectrum for 5G so that the U.S. does not fall further in the 
race to deploy 5G networks and services.
    5G Supply Chain.--The Committee understands the importance 
of a secure 5G technology supply chain. The Committee 
encourages the FCC to investigate options for increasing supply 
chain diversity, competition, and network security via 
interoperable technologies and open standard-based interfaces.
    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 on 
recommendations for USF modernization, including contribution 
reform to ensure the long-term sustainability and viability of 
the USF programs.
    5G Security.--The Committee supports the development of 
secure 5G networks that are accessible nationwide, including 
rural communities, and that are developed using technology and 
equipment that is verified to be secure from foreign 
surveillance or influence. The Committee recognizes that it is 
in the best interest of the national and economic security of 
the United States to implement a strong national 5G strategy as 
outlined in Public Law 116-129.
    Supply Chain Security.--The Committee supports recent 
actions taken by the FCC to designate Huawei Technology Company 
and ZTE Corporation as covered entities for purposes of the 
agency's November 2019 ban on the use of universal service 
support to purchase equipment or services from companies posing 
a national security threat. The Committee encourages the FCC to 
continue working to ban the use of such funds to purchase, 
obtain, or maintain any equipment or services produced or 
provided by companies posing a national security threat to the 
integrity of communications networks or the communications 
supply chain within the United States. Furthermore, the 
Committee continues to support agency wide efforts to prevent 
and expel communications and technology companies from 
operating within the United States that are known to have 
substantial ties to foreign state-owned enterprises that 
conduct surveillance on and collect the data of American 
citizens on behalf of a foreign government, participate in the 
theft of American intellectual property, assist in espionage 
activities for foreign governments, have cybersecurity risks 
and vulnerabilities in their equipment, or face ongoing 
Congressional and Executive Branch concerns about their 
business models and practices.

      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.
    Section 512. The Committee includes new language 
prohibiting the FCC from finalizing, implementing, 
administering, or enforcing the proposed rule entitled 
``Universal Service Contribution Methodology.''
    Section 513. The Committee includes new language 
prohibiting the FCC from establishing or implementing a 5G Fund 
for Rural America, or any similar Federal universal service 
support mechanism, until the FCC completes the creation of an 
improved map that depicts the availability of mobile broadband 
internet access service.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $42,982,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        42,982,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        42,982,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 Resolution Fund to finance the OIG.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $71,497,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        73,329,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        73,329,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +1,832,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 $73,329,000 for the Salaries and 
Expenses of the FEC.
    Online Campaign Advertisements.--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 
meaningful transparency about who is behind campaign 
advertisements run on digital platforms. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the FEC to submit a report, within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act, on how the FEC plans to address the 
disparity in disclosure requirements for broadcast and online 
campaign advertisements.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $24,890,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        28,395,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        26,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +1,210,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -2,295,000
 

    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 $26,100,000 for the FLRA.

            Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council


                 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW IMPROVEMENT FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $8,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        10,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         6,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        -2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -4,000,000
 

    This account funds the authorized activities of the 
Environmental Review Improvement Fund and the Federal 
Permitting Steering Council (FPISC). The FPISC 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 Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $6,000,000 for the FPISC.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $331,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       330,199,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       341,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +10,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       +10,801,000
 

    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 $341,000,000 for the Salaries and 
Expenses of the FTC. The Congressional Budget Office estimates 
$150,000,000 of collections from Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger 
filing fees and $19,000,000 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. The 
Committee provides the FTC with additional resources to 
increase both its enforcement of antitrust statutes and its 
capacity to investigate unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent 
business practices.
    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, making it 
appear as if they are calling from the Social Security hotline. 
The Committee urges the 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 as if they are calling from a hospital or physician's 
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 directs 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, as is offered for the continental 
United States. The Committee believes that these non-foreign 
areas must be afforded equal treatment to the other 48 states. 
The Committee requests the FTC to continue monitoring these 
inequalities in interstate commerce and to continue issuing 
relevant outreach and educational materials.
    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. 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 encourages the FTC to 
work with the Securities and Exchange Commission, other 
financial regulators, consumer groups, law enforcement, and 
other public and private stakeholders to identify and 
investigate fraud related to cryptocurrencies market and 
discuss methods to empower and protect consumers.
    Contact Lenses.--The Committee is disappointed that the 
FTC's final amendments to the Contact Lens Rule do not 
sufficiently address the patient safety concerns the Committee 
has repeatedly outlined in report language for the past four 
years. The rule fails to sufficiently modernize the 
prescription verification process by eliminating the use of 
robocalls and imposes new burdensome paperwork requirements on 
providers and patients. To allow providers sufficient time to 
implement the necessary changes and to prevent additional 
interruptions in service due to the coronavirus, the Committee 
directs the FTC to delay the effective date for the amendments, 
and to suspend any implementation or enforcement of those 
amendments, until March 31, 2021.
    Consumer Repair Rights.--The Committee is aware of the 
FTC's ongoing review of how manufacturers--in particular mobile 
phone and car manufacturers--may limit repairs by consumers and 
repair shops, and how those limitations may increase costs, 
limit choice, and impact consumers' rights under the Magnuson-
Moss Warranty Act. Not later than 120 days after the enactment 
of this Act, the FTC is directed to provide to the Committee, 
and to publish online, a report on anticompetitive practices 
related to repair markets. The report shall provide 
recommendations on how to best address these problems.
    Rebate Walls.--The Committee is concerned with an 
increasingly common anticompetitive behavior potentially 
distorting the U.S. biopharmaceutical market known as a rebate 
wall, which occurs when a pharmaceutical manufacturer couples 
volume-based discounts with retaliatory measures such as the 
clawback of rebates when a competitor product is granted 
formulary access. The Committee urges the FTC to prioritize 
investigations into manufacturers that erect rebate walls to 
block competition from new branded therapies, biosimilars, 
generics, and other innovative products. Within 60 days of 
enactment of this Act, the FTC is directed to submit a report 
to the Committee regarding its efforts to address rebate walls 
during the preceding 18 months. The Committee encourages the 
FTC to coordinate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services and the Food and Drug Administration to optimize 
enforcement and consumer education activities regarding rebate 
walls.
    Product Hopping.--The Committee recognizes that product 
hopping conduct that pharmaceutical manufacturers use to avoid 
generic competition can drive up drug prices due to reduced 
competition and may restrict consumer access to critical 
medications. Product hopping consists of reformulating a drug 
so the generic version cannot be substituted and encouraging 
doctors to write prescriptions for the reformulated product. 
The Committee recognizes that consumers can be harmed from two 
versions of product hopping: ``hard switches'' (withdrawing the 
original drug) and ``soft switches'' (keeping the original drug 
on the market after introducing a reformulated version). The 
Committee directs FTC to publish a report outlining the actions 
it has taken in the past 15 years to address these issues and 
other issues related to generic competition, and the principles 
it uses to assess whether a pharmaceutical industry practice is 
unlawful under the antitrust statutes.
    Food and Agribusiness Mergers.--The Committee is concerned 
by the growing concentration in the food and agribusiness 
industries, which has far-reaching implications for family 
farmers, food chain workers, the food we eat, the communities 
we live in, and the natural environment. Within one year of 
enactment of this Act, the FTC, in coordination with the 
Department of Justice, shall report to the Committee on 
antitrust actions in this sector taken over the past five years 
and the ability of existing antitrust laws to provide adequate 
safeguards against and remedies related to such concentration.
    Aluminum Benchmarking.--The Committee encourages the FTC to 
work with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice 
on competition issues in aluminum benchmarking in the U.S. The 
Committee directs the FTC to provide a briefing on this issue 
no later than 120 days after enactment of this Act.
    Antitrust Actions.--The Committee directs the GAO to study 
FTC and DOJ antitrust actions over the past 25 years. The study 
shall examine the following questions: How many instances have 
FTC and DOJ been on opposing sides of the same matter? In how 
many of these instances was the split created by (a) the FTC 
intervening in DOJ's case; and (b) the DOJ intervening in FTC's 
case? In these instances, how (if at all) did the split affect 
the final outcome (e.g., did the judicial opinion cite the 
split or explain how it affected the court's decision)? In how 
many instances has an FTC action appeared before the Supreme 
Court? Of these instances, in how many cases did the FTC 
represent itself (rather than be represented by the Solicitor 
General)? In how many instances has the DOJ or FTC reneged on a 
clearance agreement with the other agency? In how many of these 
instances was the disruption created by (a) the FTC's decision 
to renege on the agreement; and (b) the DOJ's decision to 
renege on the agreement? How many amicus briefs did each agency 
file in each year? How many of the total amicus briefs filed by 
DOJ were done so at the invitation of the court? How many of 
the total amicus briefs filed by FTC were done so at the 
invitation of the court?
    Internet of Things.--The Committee recognizes that the 
total number of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices in 
use will reach 55 billion globally by 2025. The Committee 
further recognizes that the incorporation of IoT connected 
devices in both our personal and professional lives expands the 
cyber threat landscape into new domains, posing possible 
physical safety risks in addition to more traditional 
cybersecurity risks to data and information. The Committee 
directs the FTC to aggressively enforce any unfair and 
deceptive trade practices related to IoT devices and to issue 
appropriate guidelines that promote the use of reliable and 
secure loT software and hardware components from all suppliers, 
domestic and foreign.

                    General Services Administration

    The Committee continues several reporting requirements for 
the General Services Administration (GSA) for fiscal year 2021.
    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. 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. In 
order 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 of 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.--Within 45 days of enactment of 
this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the Committee a 
report on the state of the Public Buildings Service real estate 
portfolio for fiscal year 2020. 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; completed 
new construction, completed major repairs and alterations, and 
disposals, in total and by region where appropriate.
    Vacant Buildings.--Within 90 days of enactment of this Act, 
the Administrator shall submit to the Committee a report on all 
the vacant or underutilized buildings in the Public Buildings 
Service portfolio in fiscal year 2020 and the potential for any 
of these facilities to be used as a security barrier for 
adjacent fully occupied Federal buildings.
    Land Ports of Entry State of the Portfolio.--Within 90 days 
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 90 days of enactment of this Act.

                        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 2020..........    $8,856,530,000
Limitation on availability, budget request, fiscal        10,388,375,000
 year 2021............................................
Recommended in the bill...............................     9,052,711,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2020.........      +196,181,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2021 request.    -1,335,644,000
 

    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 $9,052,711,000 for the FBF. Within this total, 
$209,700,000 is for construction, $585,965,000 is for repairs 
and alterations, $5,723,900,000 is for rental of space, and 
$2,533,146,000 is for building operations.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $295,150,000 
for GSA to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, 
domestically or internationally.
    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 Appropriations 
Committee and the authorizing committees. The Committee expects 
GSA to continue to follow this process.
    Mitigating Bird Deaths.--The Committee recognizes the 
importance of mitigating bird deaths due to collisions with 
buildings. The Committee encourages GSA, to the maximum extent 
practicable, to incorporate methods and strategies to reduce 
bird mortality from collisions with public buildings 
constructed, acquired, altered, or operated by GSA. GSA is 
encouraged to follow current best practices for building facade 
materials, design features, lighting practices, and operations, 
including those practices referenced in green building system 
credits, and to obtain certification for such credits when 
green building systems are applied.
    Native Plant Materials.--GSA has maintained a steadfast 
commitment to promoting sustainability in the more than 9,000 
assets that fall under its purview. A valuable element in 
advancing this overall sustainability strategy would involve 
the integration of regionally-adapted native plant materials 
into the grounds and, as appropriate, structures of Federal 
properties. Accordingly, the Committee instructs 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 roofs and other appropriate 
portions of the structure where feasible.
    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 the 
Administration to follow statutory requirements and implement 
its policies for leases, including compliance with the ENERGY 
STAR and building rating certification lease policies and 
procedures in applicable projects. The Committee further 
encourages the Administration to develop and implement 
mechanisms to improve landlord compliance with energy 
provisions of leases for Federal space.
    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. 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. Finally, the Committee directs GSA to submit a report on 
its efforts within 90 days of enactment of this Act that 
includes the resources necessary to carry out this request.
    Plumbing Requirements.--During the next revision of GSA's 
building construction requirements (GSA P100), the Committee 
encourages GSA to evaluate additional codes and standards, 
including those that have achieved American National Standard 
Institute (ANSI) designation, or were developed by an ANSI 
Audited Designator, to better align with the intent of Federal 
policy on the use of codes, standards, and directives that 
Congress has given Federal departments and agencies through 
more than 100 Committee Reports since the 108th Congress.
    High Cost Leasing.--Within 90 days of enactment of this 
Act, GSA is directed to provide the Committee a report on 
projects where a lease which requires new building construction 
cannot be awarded because the offered rates exceed the local 
market rate and are in in high-cost areas where the land and 
construction costs are above the national average. The report 
should cover the previous five fiscal years. The content of 
this report shall include, but not be limited to, a list of 
pending Federal construction projects that are a result of 
unsuccessful lease procurements.
    Buy American Act.--The Committee notes that in certain 
recent significant design-build contracts, the retained 
contractor has used foreign rather than domestic sourcing for 
major elements of the project, despite the submission of 
responsive domestic bids. In light of the importance of 
securing and protecting domestic supply chains for the future, 
the Committee directs GSA to provide a report not later than 
180 days after the end of fiscal years 2020 and 2021, 
consistent with the requirements of 41 USC 8302(b)(2) as it 
pertains to both manufactured and unmanufactured articles, 
materials, and supplies.
    Old Post Office Lease Agreement.--The Committee remains 
concerned about GSA's management of the lease agreement between 
GSA and the Trump Old Post Office LLC. Given GSA's past 
failures to address constitutional and contractual issues 
raised by President Trump's ownership interest in the Trump 
International Hotel, and the possibility that GSA may now be 
receiving rent earned from constitutional violations and/or a 
breached lease, the Committee directs GSA, within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act, to produce unredacted and complete 
copies of the Trump Old Post Office LLC's annual and monthly 
statements; conduct an audit pursuant to Section 5.4 of the 
lease between GSA and the Trump Old Post Office LLC to 
determine the amount of rent GSA is receiving pursuant to its 
lease of the Old Post Office Building, including what portion 
of that rent consists of GSA's share of the hotel's gross 
revenue, and identify what steps GSA is taking to ensure that 
it is receiving all gross revenue-related rent it is owed; and 
the legal analysis of Section 37.19 of the lease agreement that 
led to GSA's conclusion that the Trump Old Post Office LLC 
satisfied the terms and conditions of the lease agreement.
    Outlease Rent Concessions.--The Committee is concerned 
about the management of GSA outleases in Federal buildings due 
to the effects of coronavirus on the commercial real estate 
market. Within 90 days of enactment of this Act, GSA is 
directed to submit a report on all concessions made to outlease 
tenants in Federal buildings related to the response to 
coronavirus, including rental payments, lease term length, and 
any other changes to the lease agreement. If GSA determines 
that any outlease tenant's request for concessions is not in 
the interests of the government, then GSA shall provide a 
detailed response to the tenant and include the response in its 
report to the Committee.
    Building Occupancy Data.--The Committee supports the GSA 
Public Buildings Service's efforts to develop new tools, 
reports, and system enhancements to identify assets that can be 
more effectively utilized. In particular, the use of 
commercially available technology that provides accurate 
building occupancy data in real time while not violating 
security and privacy could deliver insights into the agency's 
work on footprint optimization and space utilization as well as 
identify significant cost savings. The Committee encourages the 
agency to evaluate the deployment of this technology across the 
leased and owned Federal real estate portfolio.
    Courthouses.--The Committee is supportive of the 
Judiciary's courthouse construction program and encourages the 
Administration to fund this program in future budget requests.
    Federal Building Discharging Sewage into North Carolina 
Waterways.--The Committee is aware that the GSA Inspector 
General has found that, according to GSA studies, it is likely 
that GSA is committing a serious environmental violation at the 
Terry Sanford Federal Building a U.S. Courthouse in Raleigh, 
North Carolina. The building is owned and operated by GSA. The 
Committee has concerns with the allegation of a lack of 
response to the initial violations, leading to the continuation 
of discharge of raw sewage into local and state waterways. 
Therefore, the Committee urges GSA to respond and prioritize 
the needs of the District Court and other tenants of the Terry 
Sanford Federal Building in regards to repairs associated with 
this specific violation as well as any other repairs and 
renovations needed for general operations. GSA 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 
specific to the Terry Sanford Building identified by the GSA 
Inspector General.

                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION

 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2020..........      $152,400,000
Limitation on availability, budget request, fiscal           762,377,000
 year 2021............................................
Recommended in the bill...............................       209,700,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2020.........       +57,300,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2021 request.      -552,677,000
 

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $209,700,000 for 
the following projects:

 
               State                     Description          Amount
 
DC................................  Department of           $200,700,000
                                     Homeland Security
                                     Consolidation at
                                     St. Elizabeths.
DC................................  Southeast Federal         $9,000,000
                                     Center Remediation.
 

    Mexico-American Border Coordinators.--Mexico is the second 
largest importer of all goods into the U.S., in addition to 
being the second largest recipient of all goods exported by the 
U.S. The Committee is concerned that a lack of coordination 
between Customs and Border Protection (CBP), GSA, the 
Department of Transportation, and other relevant Federal 
agencies is hampering freight infrastructure development at the 
southwest border, critical to maintaining this bilateral trade 
relationship. In fiscal year 2020, the Committee directed GSA 
to designate a border infrastructure coordinator in each region 
along the southwest border and report to the Committee on its 
efforts and any additional resources necessary to establish 
these positions. The Committee looks forward to receiving the 
required report and directs GSA to continue funding these 
coordinators in fiscal year 2021. The Committee further directs 
GSA to submit a report within 120 days of the enactment of this 
Act on any additional resources necessary to establish these 
positions.
    Land Ports of Entry--Centers of Excellence.--The Committee 
is concerned that many U.S. 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, including the costs 
associated with establishing such a Center of Excellence. The 
Administrator is further directed to report to the Committee 
within 120 days of enactment of this Act on the prioritization 
of and investments for all Capital Program--Construction and 
Acquisition projects.

                        REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS

 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2020..........      $833,752,000
Limitation on availability, budget request, fiscal         1,363,223,000
 year 2021............................................
Recommended in the bill...............................       585,965,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2020.........      -247,787,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2021 request.      -777,258,000
 

    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 $585,965,000 to 
remain available until expended for repairs and alterations.
    Major Repairs and Alterations.--The Committee recommends 
$203,908,000 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 not 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.
    Energy Savings Performance Contracts.--Within available 
funds, the Committee recommends at least $15,000,000 to 
leverage energy savings performance contracts so that the 
capital improvement projects involving energy systems, energy 
controls, and building envelopes awarded in fiscal year 2021 
ensure maximum return on investment to the taxpayer. The 
Committee remains concerned with the findings in the GSA 
Inspector General (GSA IG) report released on March 17, 2020, 
entitled ``PBS's $1.7 Billion Energy Savings Performance 
Contracts Are Not Achieving Energy and Cost Savings Due to 
Inadequate Oversight'' and recommends that GSA implement the 
GSA IG's recommendations in the report.
    Child Care Centers in GSA Buildings.--The Committee is 
extremely concerned about the GSA IG report entitled ``Child 
Care Centers in GSA Controlled Buildings Have Significant 
Security Vulnerabilities'' released on January 30, 2020. The 
GSA IG identified significant security vulnerabilities at 
several child care centers. They found child care centers in 
GSA-controlled buildings that do not meet the minimum security 
standards. The GSA IG also found child care centers in 
buildings that have other significant risks and that many of 
the recommended security countermeasures have not been 
implemented.
    The Committee believes GSA has the authority and discretion 
to upgrade GSA-controlled buildings containing child care 
centers to meet minimum security standards. The Committee 
directs GSA to pursue implementation of these countermeasures 
by either gaining tenant agency approvals and amortizing the 
costs into their occupancy agreements or incorporating the 
upgrades necessary into existing building repairs and 
alterations projects. Within 90 days of enactment of this Act, 
GSA should provide a report on a comprehensive plan to address 
security vulnerabilities at GSA controlled child care centers.

                            RENTAL OF SPACE

 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2020..........    $5,497,561,000
Limitation on availability, budget request, fiscal         5,725,464,000
 year 2021............................................
Recommended in the bill...............................     5,723,900,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2020.........      +226,339,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2021 request.        -1,564,000
 

    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 $5,723,900,000 for 
rental of space. The Committee expects GSA to continue its 
efforts to reduce its leased inventory.
    Health Care Clinics.--The Committee notes that several 
health care clinics lease projects were in the fiscal year 2014 
budget request and were part of the Veterans Access, Choice, 
and Accountability Act of 2014 but have been significantly 
delayed and have still not opened. Therefore, the Committee 
directs GSA, in cooperation with OMB, to provide a report to 
the Committee within 90 days of enactment of this Act 
detailing: (1) the timeline and explanation of events that have 
delayed delivery of these health care clinic lease projects and 
(2) actions that need to occur for those projects to proceed, 
including an estimated timeline for completing each action.
    Sensitive Leased Locations.--The Committee directs GSA to 
produce a report to the Committee within 90 days of enactment 
of this Act on any GSA leases for occupancy by Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement (ICE) or CBP of a building that is within 
2,500 feet of a facility operated by the Department of Veterans 
Affairs or that meets the definition of a sensitive location as 
defined by ICE or CBP guidelines within the last two fiscal 
years.
    Congressionally Designated Organizations.--The Committee is 
aware that the some Congressionally Designated Museums are 
expected to pay rent in Federal buildings. The Committee 
strongly encourages the GSA, where practicable, to enter into 
cooperative agreements with such entities in perpetuity and 
without charge.

                          BUILDING OPERATIONS

 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2020..........    $2,372,817,000
Limitation on availability, budget request, fiscal         2,537,311,000
 year 2021............................................
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,533,146,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2020.........      +160,329,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2021 request.        -4,165,000
 

    The building operations account funds services that Federal 
agencies in GSA-owned buildings and occasionally in GSA-leased 
buildings, when not provided by the lessor, directly benefit 
from, such as building security; cleaning; utilities; window 
washing; snow removal; pest control; and maintenance of 
heating, air conditioning, ventilating, plumbing, sewage, 
electrical, elevator, escalator, and fire protection systems. 
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 $2,533,146,000 for 
building operations and maintenance. Not later than 60 days 
after enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to 
the Committee a spend plan, by region, regarding the use of 
these funds.

                           GENERAL ACTIVITIES

                         GOVERNMENT-WIDE POLICY

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $64,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        65,843,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        64,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -1,843,000
 

    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 $64,000,000 for Government-wide 
Policy.
    Interagency Task Force on Health and Human Services 
Information Technology (IT).--The Committee recognizes a 
growing need for the integration and modernization of Federal 
IT systems and notes that increased investment in IT would 
greatly improve employee and recipient interactions with 
Federal health and human service programs while enhancing 
program efficiency, integrity, analytic capability, and network 
security. The Committee urges the Chief Information Office and 
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of HHS, in collaboration with 
the White House CTO and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 
as well as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health 
Information Technology (ONC) within HHS, 18F within the GSA, 
and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure security Agency (CISA) 
within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to establish 
an interagency task force that will examine existing IT 
infrastructure in Federal health human service programs 
nationwide and identify the limitations to successfully 
integrating and modernizing health and human services IT, and 
the network security necessary for health and human services IT 
interoperability. The task force shall submit to the Committee 
within 180 days of enactment on this Act a report on its 
progress and on recommendations for further Congressional 
action, which should include estimated costs for agencies to 
make progress on interoperability initiatives.
    Category Management.--The Committee is interested in 
understanding the effects of GSA's category management policy 
on contracts with small businesses. Category management refers 
to the business practice of buying common goods and services as 
an enterprise to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiency, 
and deliver more value and savings from the Federal 
government's acquisition programs. Within 180 days of the 
enactment of this Act, the Committee directs GSA, in 
cooperation with SBA, to submit a report to the Committee on 
the number of contracts that could have been awarded under 
sections 8(a), 8(m), 15(a), 15(j), 31, or 36 of the Small 
Business Act, but were exempted by category management since 
its implementation.
    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,, high 
or vertical spaces less than 4,, 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 such as California and 
Minnesota that there is an increasing need for a uniform 
minimum Federal standard.
    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 (DOE) 
final rule on Green Building Certification Systems for Federal 
Buildings (79 Fed. Reg. 61.563, 10 C.F.R. Sec. Sec.  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 (CoTCC) help to 
reduce death or trauma as a result of bleeding. To improve 
outcomes in crisis situations, the Committee encourages GSA to 
consult with CoTCC 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. The Committee directs GSA to produce a report within 
90 days of enactment of this Act on whether the use of CoTCC-
approved items is appropriate in Federal buildings.
    Hotel Per Diem Rates.--The Committee is concerned about the 
lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and 
tourism industry, particularly on hoteliers and other lodging 
providers. The travel and tourism industry is critical to the 
economy. Unfortunately, due to stay-at home orders, mandatory 
shutdowns, and social distancing measures, hotel rates and 
occupancies have dropped to historic lows. The average daily 
rate (ADR) for hotels fell 44 percent nationwide in April 
compared to last year, with declines as large as 60 percent in 
certain locales. Because GSA utilizes ADR to set per diem rates 
for Federal travel, the Committee is concerned that COVID-19 
will produce significantly depressed per diem rates, negatively 
impacting the hotel and lodging industry's long-term recovery. 
To allow the travel industry to recover from this economic 
catastrophe, the Committee directs GSA to consider the 
extraordinary impact of COVID-19 in determining the per diem 
rates for Federal travel for fiscal year 2021 and adjust their 
rates accordingly.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $49,440,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        49,440,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        49,440,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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, $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 on data 
transparency. 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 of collecting 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 Departments given the expansive amount 
of data which could be added to the FRPP.

                   CIVILIAN BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $9,301,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         9,625,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,625,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +324,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 $9,625,000 for the Civilian Board 
of Contract Appeals.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $67,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        69,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        67,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -2,000,000
 

    The GSA Office of Inspector General (GSA IG) 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 $67,000,000 for the OIG.

           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $3,851,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         3,915,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,915,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................           +64,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 $3,915,000 for allowances and 
office staff for former Presidents.

                     FEDERAL CITIZEN SERVICES FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $55,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        58,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        55,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -3,400,000
 

    The Federal Citizen Services Fund provides for the salaries 
and expenses of GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative 
Technologies. 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 $55,000,000 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 the ease of transaction with 
the government.
    Open Government.--The 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; assistance to Federal agencies for 
implementation of 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.
    Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program 
(FedRAMP).--The Committee continues to support efforts by the 
FedRAMP to empower Federal agencies to use modern cloud 
technologies, with emphasis on the security and protection of 
Federal information, and to help accelerate the adoption of 
secure cloud solutions. The Committee recognizes that these 
efforts must be prioritized government-wide in order to ensure 
the effective security of Federal information impacting 
millions of civil servants and taxpayers nation-wide, 
particularly in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which 
has intensified the cyber vulnerability of the Federal cloud 
services network.

                        Presidential Transition


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        $9,900,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,900,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +9,900,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    This appropriation provides for an orderly transfer of 
executive leadership in accordance with the Presidential 
Transition Act of 1963, as amended.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,900,000 for the activities 
related to the Presidential Transition, including $1,000,000 
for briefing and training personnel associated with the 
incoming Administration.

                     TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZATION FUND

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $25,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       150,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        25,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................      -125,000,000
 

    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 $25,000,000 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 2020.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       $31,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +16,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       -15,000,000
 

    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 $16,000,000 for the Asset Proceeds 
and Space Management Fund.

                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       $90,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       -90,000,000
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no appropriation for the Working 
Capital Fund.
    Shared Services.--The Committee remains concerned about 
GSA's implementation and program management of its Payroll 
Shared Services Initiative NewPay, including the continued lack 
of transparency and details on implementation costs and return 
on investment for current Federal agency personnel and 
customers. The Committee is also concerned about the migration 
and other costs per Federal employee that Federal agencies and 
departments might incur to transition very limited payroll 
services of the current payroll and related systems 
applications to NewPay. The Committee has previously denied 
GSA's appropriations request for migration and other costs 
associated with NewPay. GSA's fiscal year 2021 budget 
justification materials do not provide a sufficient basis for 
providing $20,000,000 in additional funding. GSA has also yet 
to provide detailed justifications, spend plans, and 
obligations by category, activities, or services already funded 
with the $20,600,000 provided in fiscal year 2019 for NewPay 
implementation by the TMF. The Committee understands that GSA 
has established a NewPay Project Management Office within its 
own organization. However, the Committee wants to avoid 
establishing duplicative agency offices and expertise, and to 
ensure that millions of Federal employees' payroll and human 
resources services are not interrupted or adversely impacted 
during transition to NewPay's limited services. The Committee 
directs GSA to consult with the existing Federal civilian 
payroll and human resource management shared services providers 
for the program management and implementation efforts 
associated with NewPay and related shared services initiatives, 
and to produce a report on those consultations with 180 days of 
enactment of this Act.
    Office of Customer Experience.--The Committee is aware that 
institutionalizing data-driven decision-making may facilitate 
cost efficiencies, service innovations, and improved customer 
satisfaction among those who interact with the Federal 
government. It is critical that GSA tap into commercially-
available, affordable, and proven technology to listen, 
understand, and act on critical experience data. Such 
technology should enable GSA to leverage a unified, agile, and 
open platform that spans data collection, advanced data 
analysis, and response tracking and management while 
integrating other tools already in use at GSA.

       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, 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.
    Section 527. The Committee includes a new provision to 
expand the definition of items that can be acquired to 
implement the Chief Financial Officer's Act of 1990. This new 
authority is not provided to fund the expansion of NewPay.
    Section 528. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring GSA to transmit a new prospectus for consolidation of 
a new Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters.
    Section 529. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for any contracts inconsistent 
with the Brooks Act and part 36.6 of the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation.
    Section 530. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for any Executive Order that would 
establish a preferred architectural style for Federal buildings 
and courthouses or would conflict with existing GSA 
architectural guidelines.

                 Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $1,670,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         1,670,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,670,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    The Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation is an independent 
agency established by Congress in 1975 (Public Law 93-642) to 
encourage exceptional college students to pursue careers in 
public service through the Truman Scholarship program. The 
Truman Scholarship is a merit-based award available to college 
juniors who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere 
in public service.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,670,000 for the Harry S Truman 
Scholarship Foundation.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $46,835,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        44,499,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        46,835,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +2,336,000
 

    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 $46,835,000 for the MSPB. The 
recommendation includes a transfer of $2,345,000 from the Civil 
Service Retirement and Disability Fund.

            Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation


            MORRIS K. UDALL AND STEWART L. UDALL TRUST FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $1,800,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         1,800,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,800,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    The General Fund payment to the Morris K. Udall and Stewart 
L. Udall Trust Fund is invested in Treasury securities with 
maturities suitable to the needs of the Fund. Interest earnings 
from the investments are used to carry out the activities of 
the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation. The 
Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, and grants, and 
funds activities of the Udall Center. The Foundation also 
supports training programs for professionals in healthcare 
policy and public policy, such as the Native Nations Institute 
(NNI). NNI, based at the University of Arizona, provides Native 
Americans with leadership and management training and analyzes 
policies relevant to tribes.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,800,0000 for the Morris K. 
Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund.

                 ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $3,200,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         3,227,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................           -27,000
 

    The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution is 
a Federal program established by Public Law 105-156 to assist 
parties in resolving environmental, natural resource, and 
public lands conflicts. The Institute is part of the Morris K. 
Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation and serves as an 
impartial, nonpartisan institution providing professional 
expertise, services, and resources to all parties involved in 
such disputes. The Institute helps parties determine whether 
collaborative problem solving is appropriate for specific 
environmental conflicts, how and when to bring all the parties 
together for discussion, and whether a third-party facilitator 
or mediator might be helpful in assisting the parties in their 
efforts to reach consensus or to resolve the conflict. In 
addition, the Institute maintains a roster of qualified 
facilitators and mediators with substantial experience in 
environmental conflict resolution and can help parties in 
selecting an appropriate neutral professional.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,200,000 for the Environmental 
Dispute Resolution Fund.

              National Archives and Records Administration


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $359,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       356,954,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       361,449,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +2,449,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +4,495,000
 

    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 $361,449,000 for NARA to support 
basic operations, services to the public, operation of Public 
Libraries, and declassification review. Of the amount 
appropriated, up to $2,000,000 is available until expended to 
implement the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act of 
2018.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $8,100,000 for 
NARA to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, 
domestically or internationally.
    The Committee directs NARA to continue its work related to 
the Electronic Records Initiative, mass digitization, 
preservation of archival electronic records, and cybersecurity. 
In lieu of initiating a new program related to veterans' 
records, NARA is directed to provide to the Committee, within 
90 days of enactment of this Act, with comprehensive financial 
projections for the Federal Records Centers Program for the 
next five years and legislative recommendations for improving 
the program's long-term financial stability.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $4,823,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         5,300,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,195,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +372,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................          -105,000
 

    The NARA 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 $5,195,000 for the NARA OIG.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $7,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         5,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +2,500,000
 

    The NARA Repairs and Restoration 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 
its buildings.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,500,000 for Repairs and 
Restoration.

 NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION GRANTS PROGRAM

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $6,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +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.
    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.

                  National Credit Union Administration


               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $1,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +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 of this Act, NCUA is directed to issue a 
report to the Committee on its current efforts to support and 
advance Community Development Credit Unions in low-income 
communities. The report shall include, to the extent feasible, 
a national list of credit unions with a low-income designation 
and the assets under control of each such credit union, as well 
as best practices for lending to low-income and economically 
distressed communities.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $17,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        18,576,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        18,600,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +1,100,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................           +24,000
 

    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. 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 $18,600,000 for the OGE.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $299,755,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       307,255,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +7,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................      +307,255,000
 

    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, and training; and manages 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 $152,630,000 for OPM's General 
Fund. The Committee also recommends $154,625,000 for 
administrative expenses to be transferred from the appropriate 
trust funds.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $12,100,000 
for OPM to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, 
domestically or internationally.
    OPM Re-Organization.--Section 1112 of the fiscal year 2020 
National Defense Authorization Act prohibits the transfer of 
OPM functions to GSA or the Executive Office of the President 
until at least 180 days after a report on the findings and 
recommendations of an independent report is submitted to the 
appropriate Congressional Committees and any required 
legislation is enacted.
    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.
    Federal Viewpoint Survey.--The Federal Employee Viewpoint 
Survey administered by OPM is the primary means of measuring 
employee satisfaction and engagement in Federal agencies. It is 
important for agency leaders to receive timely survey results 
so they may take appropriate action to enhance agency 
performance. Currently, the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey 
is administered to employees each spring; however, since 
agencies do not receive their survey data from OPM until the 
fall, leaders are not able to respond or react quickly to 
employee feedback. This can contribute to further 
dissatisfaction amongst employees who feel that little is being 
done by leaders to respond to the results of the survey. The 
Committee directs OPM to report to the Committee within 90 days 
of enactment of this Act on the feasibility of providing survey 
results to agency leaders within four to six weeks of the 
survey closing date.
    In addition, the Committee is concerned that the Federal 
Employee Viewpoint Survey is not readily accessible on mobile 
devices for the thousands of Federal employees who do not work 
on desktop computers in an office environment. The Committee 
directs OPM to report to the Committee within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act on the feasibility of making the Federal 
Employee Viewpoint Survey available in a mobile-friendly format 
for Federal employees to complete on their mobile devices.
    USA Learning Knowledge Portal Services Program.--The USA 
Learning Knowledge Portal Services Program supports online 
education and training via a cloud-based database of tools to 
help Federal agencies understand the importance of sharing 
knowledge of agency missions, goals, and values across all 
organizational lines. Since there has been a rapid and 
significant increase in program spending, OPM is directed to 
provide a report within 90 days of enactment of this Act to the 
Committee on the program's expenditures by fiscal year for the 
past five years, performance metrics, and procurement 
procedures to ensure contracts for this program have been 
awarded fairly and openly.
    Backlog of Pension Benefits and Retirement Services.--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 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 the progress made during fiscal year 2020 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.
    The Committee is concerned with the underrepresentation of 
minority- and women-owned investment banking and asset 
management firms that provide financial advisory services to 
all participants in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To 
reflect the diversity of the nation, the Committee encourages 
OPM to promote to all participants in the Federal Employees 
Retirement System the utilization to the greatest extent 
possible of both women- and minority-owned investment banking 
and asset management firms, defined as having women or minority 
ownership of at least 51 percent.
    Federal Government Hiring Process.--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.
    Direct Hire Authority.--The Committee is aware of the 
Bureau of Prisons (BOP) request to OPM to provide direct hire 
authority to BOP facilities. To ensure the safety of staff and 
inmates, the Committee encourages OPM to expedite and grant 
direct hire authority for BOP facilities in which ten percent 
or more of the total available positions are vacant, 
prioritizing facilities with the largest number of vacancies. 
In addition, the Committee encourages OPM to review the GAO 
open recommendation included in OPM Needs to Improve Management 
and Oversight of Hiring Authorities (GAO-16-521) to determine 
whether opportunities exist to refine, consolidate, eliminate, 
or expand agency-specific authorities to other agencies.
    Cybersecurity Recruitment in the Federal Government.--The 
Committee recognizes the importance of cybersecurity education 
and recruitment of cybersecurity students into the Federal 
workforce. The Committee directs OPM to use all its available 
tools to increase the recruitment of cybersecurity students and 
that all hiring agencies using the Pathways Internship Program 
make their programs available to students studying information 
sciences and technology and related degrees. The Committee 
strongly encourages OPM to update the definition of Science, 
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education to 
include cybersecurity education. OPM is directed to report to 
the Committee within 120 days of enactment of this Act on its 
efforts to increase recruitment of cybersecurity students into 
the Federal workforce using its various recruitment tools 
including the Pathways Internship Program.
    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 changes to the law on 
marijuana usage and clearly state the impact of marijuana usage 
on Federal employment.
    Federal Employee Health Benefit Plans (FEHBP).--The 
Committee recognizes the importance of medical foods, as 
defined in the Orphan Drug Act (21 U.S.C. 360ee(b)(3)), which 
often serve as first-line therapies to treat a number of 
conditions. The Committee is concerned about the lack of 
coverage of medical foods in FEHBP insurance plans. The 
Committee encourages OPM to encourage FEHBP plans to explore 
options for including coverage of medical foods within their 
plans.
    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). The Committee directs OPM to include a 
new section in their annual report focusing on Federal agency 
telework preparedness during COVID-19, challenges, and 
recommendations to better prepare Federal agencies for 
government- or agency-wide telework situations. Additionally, 
the Committee urges OPM to direct Federal agencies to continue 
to track telework successes, compile best practices, and expand 
telework programs. 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.
    Contractor Backpay.--The Committee recognizes the hardships 
experienced by contract workers and their families during 
Federal government office closures. Many 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 closure 
policies and guidelines and their impact on contract employees.
    Federal Wage System.--The Committee is concerned that some 
General Schedule (GS) localities include several Federal Wage 
System areas, which creates pay increase disparities for hourly 
workers within a GS locality, and encourages OPM to explore 
limiting the number of local wage areas defined within a 
General Schedule Pay Locality to a single wage area.
    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. Additionally, the Committee urges OPM to provide 
information about the number of Federal employees employed in 
each Congressional district. 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.
    IT Infrastructure.--The Committee remains concerned over 
OPM's overall progress in improving its IT security and 
infrastructure, and its continuing efforts to implement the 
recommendations of the GAO and OPM Inspector General reports to 
improve information security. The Committee directs OPM to 
undertake a study and produce a report on how blockchain 
technology can help improve its IT security and infrastructure. 
The study should include, but is not limited to, an examination 
of the feasibility of employing distributed ledger 
technologies, such as blockchain, to do the following: tamper-
seal and verify actual users and authenticate data, without the 
need for third-party authentication; employ Digital Security 
Certificates that never expire; ensure an unbroken chain-of-
custody of all Federal employee personal information; provide a 
clear audit trail of any transactions that include a Federal 
employee's personal information and/or documents; secure 
digital signatures; and eventually replace password-based 
security verification with proof of identity via uniquely 
identifiable methods. OPM is directed to provide this report to 
the Committee within 180 days of enactment of this Act.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $30,265,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................        31,265,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +1,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       +31,265,000
 

    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 $26,265,000 from the appropriate trust funds.
    OPM Reorganization.--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 requirements, changes in 
staff levels in each functional unit, gained efficiencies, and 
improved services.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $27,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        27,435,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        28,900,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +1,400,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +1,465,000
 

    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 OSC may transmit whistleblower 
allegations to the agency head concerned and require an agency 
investigation and a report to 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 $28,900,000 for the OSC.

                      Postal Regulatory Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $16,615,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        19,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        18,614,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +1,999,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................          -586,000
 

    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 $18,614,000 out of the Postal Fund 
for the PRC.

              Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $8,200,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         8,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +300,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 four part-time members and a 
full-time chairman.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $8,500,000 for the Board.

                     Public Buildings Reform Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        $3,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +3,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 $3,500,000 funds for the Board.

    NARA Seattle Archives and Records Center.--The Committee is 
concerned about the process the Board used to develop its 
recent recommendations on disposals, including the 
recommendation to dispose of property currently being used by 
the NARA Federal Archives and Records Center in Seattle. The 
facility's closure will have a negative impact on state 
agencies, universities, researchers, scientists, tribal 
members, and students in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. 
The Committee recommends the Board leverage clearer 
requirements to identify the properties that would benefit from 
expedited sale and redevelopment, increase transparency of the 
process for stakeholders, and invite wider input before 
recommendations become final. The Committee further recommends 
that the Board continue to work with stakeholders associated 
with the NARA Seattle facility to establish the actions 
necessary to maintain ongoing access to the records currently 
accessible by the public at the facility. Within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act, the Board, in consultation with NARA, 
shall submit a report on efforts to maintain access.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................    $1,825,525,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................     1,926,162,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,951,327,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................      +125,802,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       +25,165,000
 

    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 $1,920,000,000 for the salaries 
and expenses of the SEC, to be fully derived from offsetting 
fee collections. In addition, the Committee recommends 
$18,650,000 and $12,677,000 for move, replication, and related 
costs associated with replacement leases for the Commission's 
Washington, D.C. headquarters and its San Francisco Regional 
Office facilities, respectively, also to be fully derived from 
offsetting fee collections. The Committee expects the 
Commission to work closely with GSA on those replacement leases 
and to keep the Committee informed of any notable developments.
    The Committee remains concerned about the enforcement and 
examination capabilities of the SEC and expects the Commission 
to prioritize staffing for the Division of Enforcement, the 
Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, and the 
Division of Trading and Markets. The Committee's recommendation 
also includes sufficient resources to ensure that the Office of 
Investor Education and Advocacy and the Office of the Investor 
Advocate are fully staffed.
    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 because their claims are too small to obtain 
private counsel. There are currently 11 law school clinics 
around the country focused on investor advocacy that have 
played a vital role in helping to fill this gap, but the lack 
of external funding makes it difficult for law schools to keep 
existing clinics operating or open new clinics in underserved 
locations. The Committee will closely review the report to the 
Committee required by House Report 116-122, which provides 
recommendations for a grant program that could assist in the 
creation, development, expansion, or continuation of investor 
advocacy clinics. The Committee looks forward to working with 
the SEC to implement those recommendations and to empower the 
SEC with grant authority to expand the availability of high-
quality, low-cost legal assistance for small claims investors.
    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.--It is critically important to both 
investors and the U.S. capital markets that the SEC fortify its 
cybersecurity threat detection, response, and mitigation 
process. The SEC is collecting an increasing amount of market-
sensitive data and personally identifiable information, 
including through Form N-PORT and the Consolidated Audit Trail 
(CAT). As a repository for sensitive market data and a likely 
target for those who wish to manipulate U.S. markets, the 
security of the CAT system and data is paramount. The Committee 
strongly supports the SEC's efforts to strengthen and protect 
its information technology systems, including the CAT system 
and EDGAR (the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and 
Retrieval system). The Committee also strongly urges the 
Commission, in their oversight of the Financial Industry 
Regulatory Authority, to ensure the CAT has adequate breach 
notification policies in place so affected participants are 
promptly notified of critical security events.
    Prosecuting White Collar Criminals.--The Committee 
continues to have concerns over 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 Federal prosecution of white-collar 
criminals, particularly in cases of high-dollar crimes. The 
Committee looks forward to reviewing the report required by 
House Report 116-122 on the SEC's recent prosecution efforts of 
white-collar crimes.
    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 supports the SEC staff's decision to 
provide no-action relief to companies that seek to exclude 
these types of unlawful proposals from their proxy ballots.
    Automatic Disqualification Provisions Waiver Reform.--The 
Committee is concerned by the SEC's pattern of providing 
waivers to automatic disqualification provisions for firms 
(particularly large financial firms) and individuals who are 
convicted, settle for fraud, or meet other triggering criteria. 
The Committee urges the SEC to conduct the waiver approval 
process at the Commission level, not the staff level; to create 
and regularly update a public database of all waiver requests 
(formal and informal) and their dispositions; and to explain in 
each waiver approval how the waiver applicant will be 
appropriately disincentivized from continuing the behavior in 
question.
    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 continues to appear to be approaching 
distribution plans with a very strict interpretation of 
privity. The Committee looks forward to reviewing the report 
required by House Report 116-122 on Commission recoveries for 
injured parties as compared to private plaintiffs.
    Reg A+ and Reg D Effectiveness.--The Committee remains 
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, lower 
trading costs, and stronger accountability mechanisms. The 
Committee looks forward to reviewing the report required by 
House Report 116-122 on performance of Reg A+ and Reg D 
offerings versus other offerings.
    Federal Reserve Board Coordination.--As a result of the 
Dodd-Frank Act, the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) has become one 
of the primary regulators of capital markets participants and 
activities. Given the vital role that robust, efficient, and 
safe capital markets serve in the global economy, the Committee 
believes that the FRB should continue to develop its 
understanding of the impact its regulations and guidance can 
have on capital markets activities by consulting with other 
primary regulators with deep experience and expertise in 
relevant areas. Therefore, the Committee encourages the SEC to 
work closely with the FRB to prevent inconsistencies in capital 
markets regulations and enforcement as the role of the FRB 
continues to evolve.
    Rental Income Securitizations.--The Committee urges the SEC 
to examine transparency and ratings requirements and procedures 
in the rental income securitizations market for issues that 
might contribute to financial or housing price instability.
    Climate Change Risks to Municipal Bond Markets.--The 
Committee directs the SEC to provide to the Committee, within 
180 days of enactment of this Act, with a report on the long- 
and short-term risks that climate change may pose to the state 
and local municipal bond market.
    International Accounting Standards.--The Committee 
encourages the SEC to explore whether it is appropriate to pay 
fees or otherwise contribute to the budget of international 
organizations that develop or oversee accounting or financial 
reporting standards.
    Investor Advisory Committee.--The Committee expects that 
the SEC shall not take any action related to the structure and 
composition of the Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) without 
seeking the advice of and addressing any concerns raised by the 
Investor Advocate. The Committee also expects that the IAC 
shall have robust representation from persons with the 
requisite background, experience, and independence to represent 
the interests of retail investors. The Committee presumes that 
representatives of retail investors will have demonstrated 
requisite experience to understand the interests of retail 
investors and regulatory issues related to retail investors 
such as experience as an academic, regulator, employee of 
public pension plan, investor advocate, or other similar 
experience.
    Small Business Brokers.--The Committee supports policies 
reflected in H.R. 609, the Small Business Mergers, 
Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act, which 
unanimously passed the House in the 115th Congress. The 
Committee encourages the SEC to, where feasible, exempt merger 
and acquisition advisors, intermediaries, and business brokers 
from Federal registration as broker-dealers when brokering the 
purchase or sale of certain privately-owned small businesses, 
consistent with the SEC's 2014 no-action letter and the 
provisions of H.R. 609.
    Regulation Crowdfunding.--The Committee encourages the SEC 
to continue its efforts to reform Regulation Crowdfunding in 
line with H.R. 4860, the Crowdfunding Amendments Act, which 
passed the House by voice vote on October 28, 2019. These 
efforts are critical in providing small businesses with the 
opportunity to raise capital, create jobs in our local 
communities, and develop innovative products and services. This 
will encourage job growth and a robust economic recovery and 
empower small businesses to access more capital at a time, in 
light of the corona virus pandemic, when they need it most.
    Registered Index Linked Annuities.--The Committee is 
concerned that the current registration process for registered 
index linked annuities (RILAs) is cumbersome and requires 
significant information not needed for other registered 
insurance products. The Committee encourages the SEC to create 
a tailored filing form for RILAs.
    Digital Asset Framework.--The Committee directs the SEC to 
provide a briefing, within 90 days of enactment of this Act, on 
steps the agency is taking to update its existing framework for 
determining whether a digital asset is a security under 
relevant Federal securities laws.

     ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

    Section 540. The Committee includes a new provision 
restricting the use of funds to finalize, issue, or implement 
certain rules, regulations, and orders regarding the exempt 
offering framework.
    Section 541. The Committee includes a new provision 
restricting the use of funds to finalize, issue, or implement 
any rule, regulation, or order changing the procedural 
requirements or raising resubmission thresholds for shareholder 
proposals.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $27,100,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        26,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        27,800,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................          +700,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        +1,800,000
 

    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 $27,800,000 for the Selective 
Service System.

                     Small Business Administration

    The Small Business Administration assists and protects the 
interests of small businesses through programs including loans, 
loan guarantees, counseling, and contracting preferences.
    The recommendation provides a total of $939,373,000 for 
SBA.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response 
Supplemental Appropriations Act (P.L. 116-123) included 
$20,000,000; the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security 
Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $28,527,000,000; and 
the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act 
(P.L. 116-139) included $732,435,000,000 for SBA to prevent, 
prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or 
internationally.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $270,157,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       287,947,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       287,947,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +17,790,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $287,947,000 for SBA Salaries and 
Expenses.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $675,000,000 
and the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement 
Act (P.L. 116-139) included $2,100,000,000 for SBA to prevent, 
prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or 
internationally.
    Office of Rural Affairs.--The SBA Office of Rural Affairs 
was authorized in 1990 to help SBA serve farmers and rural 
small businesses, but the office has never been fully 
established. The Committee is pleased that SBA has at last 
taken steps to implement this long-overdue Congressional 
mandate, but the mission, operations, organization, and funding 
requirements for the Office have not been clearly defined or 
explained. Within 60 days of enactment of this Act, SBA is 
directed to submit a report to the Committee on the Office of 
Rural Affairs, detailing the Office's mission, strategic plan, 
and staffing and resource requirements, including the costs and 
potential benefits of establishing an Associate Administrator 
position for the Office.
    Small Business Compliance Guides.--The Committee encourages 
the SBA Office of the National Ombudsman to create a 
centralized website that provides links to small business 
compliance guides designed to help small businesses comply with 
Federal regulations. The website should include contact 
information for the appropriate agency staff who could provide 
regulatory assistance to small businesses.
    Women Entrepreneurs and Women-Owned Businesses.--The 
Committee recognizes that women entrepreneurs are vital for the 
social and economic growth of our nation. SBA is directed to 
submit a report within 90 days of enactment of this Act on how 
Federal agencies are providing targeted assistance to support, 
expand, and strengthen resources and programs for women 
entrepreneurs and for women-owned businesses.
    Opportunity Zones.--The Committee notes that Qualified 
Opportunity Zones were created to incentivize greater private-
sector investments in rural and economically distressed 
communities. SBA is directed to brief the Committee within 90 
days of enactment of this Act on how Opportunity Zone 
designations are being leveraged to increase economic 
development and job creation, and to drive capital to small 
businesses in economically distressed communities.

                  ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $261,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       167,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       277,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       +16,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................      +109,400,000
 

    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 $277,000,000 for EDP. The 
Committee recommendations, by program, are displayed in the 
following table:

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7(j) Technical Assistance Program (Contracting                $2,800,000
 Assistance)..........................................
Entrepreneurship Education............................         2,500,000
Growth Accelerators...................................         2,000,000
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
Regional Innovation Clusters..........................         6,000,000
SCORE.................................................        11,700,000
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).............       140,000,000
State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP).................        20,500,000
Veterans Outreach*....................................        14,500,000
Women's Business Centers (WBC)........................        24,500,000
Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership                4,000,000
 Program..............................................
                                                       -----------------
    Total, Entrepreneurial Development Programs.......      $277,000,000
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*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.

    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $265,000,000 
for SBA resource partners to prevent, prepare for, and respond 
to coronavirus, domestically or internationally.
    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 encourages SBA and its resource partners to 
continue efforts to increase outreach and direct support to 
women entrepreneurs and small businesses in underserved 
communities, including Asian American and Pacific Islander 
communities, and to increase engagement with minority serving 
institutions in their programming and grant making.
    Native American Outreach.--The Committee directs that 
Native American Outreach activities continue to be managed by 
the Assistant Administrator of the Office of Native American 
Affairs, who is responsible for organizing multi-agency 
workshops and Native supplier initiative events around the 
country, and facilitating 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.
    Small Business Guides.--The Committee encourages SBA to 
work with its resource partners to develop guidance, training, 
best practices, and other resources for small business owners 
and entrepreneurs regarding business succession planning; the 
development and implementation of high-quality paid family and 
medical leave policies; starting a childcare business; and 
employee-ownership, including different business structures 
such as cooperatives and employee stock ownership plans.
    Resources for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs.--The 
Committee is concerned that many entrepreneurs and small 
business owners may not be aware of the free counseling, 
training, and other services provided by SBA district offices 
and its resource partners. The Committee encourages SBA and its 
resource partners to improve awareness of the programs, 
products, and services they provide, including those activities 
to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, 
among small business owners within the communities they serve.
    Women's Business Centers (WBC) in Insular Areas.--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.
    Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program.-- 
The Committee supports the FAST program's efforts to reach 
innovative, technology-driven small businesses and to leverage 
the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small 
Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to stimulate 
economic development. The Committee recognizes that Small 
Business and Technology Development Centers (SBTDCs) are 
accredited to provide intellectual property and technology 
commercialization assistance to businesses in high technology 
industries. Of the amount provided, $1,000,000 shall be for 
FAST awards to SBTDCs fully accredited for technology 
designation as of December 31, 2020.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $21,900,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        22,011,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        22,011,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................          +111,000
 

    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 $22,011,000 for the SBA OIG.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $25,000,000 
for SBA OIG to prevent, prepare for, and respond to 
coronavirus, domestically or internationally.

                           OFFICE OF ADVOCACY

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................        $9,120,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................         9,190,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,190,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................           +70,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 $9,190,000 for the Office of 
Advocacy.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $259,150,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       164,300,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       175,150,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................       -84,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................       +10,850,000
 

    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 $30,000,000,000, the 504 certified development company 
program at a level of $7,500,000,000, SBIC debentures, and the 
Secondary Market Guarantee Program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $175,150,000 for the 
Business Loans Program Account. The recommendation includes 
$15,000,000 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 more than 
$55,000,000.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic 
Security Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included 
$17,000,000,000 and the Paycheck Protection Program and 
Healthcare Enhancement Act (P.L. 116-139) included 
$670,335,000,000 to prevent, prepare for, and respond to 
coronavirus, domestically or internationally.
    Microloan Program.--The Microloan Program is designed to 
assist women, veterans, minorities, and low-income 
entrepreneurs and other small businesses by providing them with 
small-scale loans for working capital or the acquisition of 
materials, supplies, or equipment. While the Committee 
understands that SBA tracks the number of women, low-income, 
veteran, and minority entrepreneurs served by the Microloan 
Program, the Agency does not report performance indicators for 
providing microloans to these populations. The Committee, 
therefore, encourages the SBA to follow recommendations 
provided in the GAO Report (GAO-20-49) in order to strengthen 
performance measurement, collaboration, and reporting within 
the Microloan Program.
    Employee-Owned Businesses.--The Committee recognizes that 
employee ownership provides wide-ranging benefits for 
businesses, workers, and the local economy, and encourages SBA 
to work with lenders to ensure employee-owned businesses have 
access to financing through SBA loan programs.

                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $177,136,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       168,075,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       168,075,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        -9,061,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $168,075,000 for the 
administrative expenses of the Disaster Loans Program, of which 
$142,864,000 is designated as being for disaster relief for 
major disasters pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
    In addition, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response 
Supplemental Appropriations Act (P.L. 116-123) included 
$20,000,000; the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security 
Act (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136) included $10,562,000,000; and 
the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act 
(P.L. 116-139) included $60,000,000,000 for SBA to prevent, 
prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or 
internationally.

        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Section 550. The Committee continues a provision 
authorizing transfers of up to five percent among 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 551. The Committee continues a provision 
authorizing the transfer of not to exceed 3 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''.
    Section 552. The Committee includes a new provision 
withholding $20,000,000 from obligation until the Administrator 
certifies and reports to the Committees that the Small Business 
Administration, in coordination with the Comptroller General, 
has established and issued agency-wide guidance with the 
respect to relations with GAO.

                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................       $56,711,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        55,333,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        55,333,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        -1,378,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................             - - -
 

    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 $55,333,000 for Payment to the 
Postal Service Fund. The recommendation funds free mail for the 
blind and overseas voting and includes a reconciliation 
adjustment.
    Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp.--
The bill includes a provision requiring USPS not to destroy, 
and to continue to offer for sale, existing copies of the 
Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp.
    Alzheimer's Semipostal Fundraising Stamp.--The Committee 
notes its strong support for the Alzheimer's Semipostal 
Fundraising Stamp, of which millions of copies of the original 
printing remain. USPS is directed to continue to offer the 
stamp for sale to the public, in addition to any other 
semipostal stamps the Postal Service may issue under its rules 
and regulations. USPS is further directed not to destroy any 
copies of the stamp.
    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. The Postal 
Service shall take into consideration the importance of 
providing consistent and on-time delivery to all Americans, 
including those in rural and mountainous areas.
    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.
    Mail Theft.--The Committee recognizes that mail theft from 
aging USPS cluster box units continues to be a problem 
throughout the country. Accordingly, the Committee directs the 
USPS to continue to follow the directive on this issue included 
House Report 116-122.
    Delivery Vehicle Climate Control.--The Committee recognizes 
that heat stress is a persistent issue for USPS vehicle 
operators. As USPS replaces or upgrades its fleet of delivery 
vehicles, the Committee 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.
    Mail Interdiction of Heroin & Opioids.--The Committee 
remains concerned that international drug traffickers are 
harnessing vulnerabilities in our mail system to import 
significant quantities of deadly narcotics. The Committee is 
encouraged that USPS is pursuing innovative tools and 
technologies to detect opioids in parcels and that it has 
increased the capture of Customs and Border Protection hold 
requests at International Service Centers to 93 percent. The 
Committee expects USPS to reach 100 percent capture rates and 
to continue seeking and implementing new tools to increase 
accurate detection of opioids and related substances.
    Postal Banking Pilot Programs.--The Committee recognizes 
that USPS is well-suited to provide affordable non-bank 
financial services, which could provide critical benefits to 
tens of millions of unbanked and underbanked Americans living 
in both rural and urban areas. The Committee notes, for 
instance, that USPS is the largest single provider of paper 
money orders in the United States, in addition to offering 
electronic funds transfers and U.S. Treasury check cashing. The 
Committee encourages USPS to carry out pilot programs (in at 
least one urban zip code and at least one rural zip code) to 
expand its current postal banking services to surcharge-free 
automated teller machines, wire transfers, check cashing, and 
bill payment to the fullest extent permitted under current 
statutory authority, as described in the 2015 USPS Office of 
the Inspector General (OIG) Report ``The Road Ahead for Postal 
Financial Services'' (RARC-WP-15-011). The Committee directs 
USPS, in collaboration with the USPS OIG, to report to the 
Committee within one year of the enactment of this Act 
regarding its findings.
    Postal Security.--The Committee is aware that during 
October and November 2018 an individual mailed a series of 
packages containing improvised explosive devices to elected 
officials and others. Those packages were processed in USPS 
facilities; five of the sixteen packages were either delivered 
or returned to sender, putting numerous individuals in harm's 
way, including package recipients, mail carriers, and workers 
at post offices and mail processing centers. This incident 
exposed serious holes in postal system security. USPS is 
directed to provide the Committee with a report within 60 days 
of enactment of this Act that provides a comprehensive overview 
of Dangerous Mail Investigation procedures. The report shall 
detail any new technology or procedures implemented since the 
2018 attacks, progress made on implementing such technology or 
procedures in USPS facilities, and other proactive measures 
being taken to ensure the safety of USPS workers and mail 
recipients from dangerous packages.
    Accurate Address Listing.--The Committee directs USPS to 
conduct an internal review of instances in which assigned zip 
codes overlap multiple municipal jurisdictions, resulting in 
end user mailing/address information with incorrect city 
listings. Recognizing the importance of last-line city 
designations to reliable mail delivery, the Committee directs 
USPS to provide a detailed report of its findings within 120 
days of enactment of this Act, including options to ensure 
proper city designation in the future.
    Mail Fishing.--The Committee recognizes that ``mail 
fishing,'' in which thieves ``fish'' mail out of blue 
collection boxes, is increasing and has led to financial crimes 
such as bank fraud and identity theft. The Committee commends 
USPS for taking action to mitigate mail fishing by retrofitting 
mail collection boxes. The Committee directs USPS to report to 
the Committee, no later than 180 days after the enactment of 
this Act, on the status of its retrofitting efforts. The report 
shall detail where, how, and why such retrofits have been made. 
In addition, the report shall include a strategic plan for 
retrofitting additional mail collection boxes with narrow mail 
slots and an estimate of the resources necessary if such a plan 
was carried out in the entire U.S.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2020.......................      $250,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................       261,594,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       258,180,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +8,180,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -3,414,000
 

    The USPS 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 $258,180,000 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 2020.......................       $53,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2021......................        59,250,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        57,026,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2020...................        +4,026,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2021..................        -2,224,000
 

    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 $57,026,000 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 a provision specifying 
reprogramming procedures. The provision requires that agencies 
or entities funded by this Act 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 $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces 
existing programs, projects, or activities by $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less; or (7) creates or reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities different from the budget 
justifications submitted to the Committees on Appropriations or 
the tables in the report accompanying this Act, whichever is 
more detailed. The provision also direct agencies to consult 
with the Committees prior to any significant reorganization, 
restructuring, relocation, or closing of offices, programs, or 
activities and 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, 2022, 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 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 SEC 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 GSA 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; 
$262,000,000 for the Judicial Retirement Funds (Judicial 
Officers' Retirement Fund, Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund, 
and the United States Court of Federal Claims Judges' 
Retirement Fund); $14,325,000,000 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 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 622. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds in contravention of the Federal Records Act.
    Section 623. 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 624. The Committee continues language relating to 
Universal Service Fund payments for wireless providers.
    Section 625. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds to be used to deny Inspectors General access to records.
    Section 626. 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 627. 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 628. 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 629. The Committee continues language prohibiting 
funds made available under this Act from being used to fund 
first-class or business-class travel in contravention of 
Federal regulations.
    Section 630. The Committee continues a provision relating 
to contracts for public relations services.
    Section 631. 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 cannabis that is conducted 
pursuant to a law established by a state or a unit of local 
government.
    Section 632. 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 633. The Committee includes language rescinding 
$250,000,000 in unobligated balances from the Department of the 
Treasury, Treasury Forfeiture Fund.
    Section 634. The Committee includes a new provision 
preventing use of funds to enter into any contract, grant, or 
cooperative agreement with any entity in which the President or 
Vice President, or their family members, owns, controls, or 
holds a significant equity interest.
    Section 635. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting the funds made available in this Act from being 
used to reorganize or transfer any Office of Personnel 
Management function or authority to the General Services 
Administration or to the Office of Management and Budget.
    Section 636. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting the Office of Personnel Management from entering 
into interagency or service-level agreements with the General 
Services Administration or the Office of Management and Budget 
exceeding $100,000 unless notification is provided.
    Section 637. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting the Federal Trade Commission or Federal 
Communications Commission from taking certain actions related 
to Executive Order 13925 of May 28, 2020 (85 Fed. Reg. 34079).

             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 and modifies a 
provision prohibiting the employment of noncitizens with 
certain exceptions, including an exemption for recipients of 
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
    Section 705. The Committee continues a provision giving 
agencies the authority to pay GSA 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 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 GSA 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 GAO opinion 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 OPM 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 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 OMB 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 the use of funds to enter into any agreement with 
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 the use of funds to enter into any agreement with 
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 
2021 between OMB and the Congressional Budget Office.
    Section 747. The Committee continues a provision 
eliminating the automatic statutory pay increase for the Vice 
President and certain senior political appointees.
    Section 748. The Committee includes a new provision related 
to impoundment of resources.
    Section 749. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring executive branch agencies to respond to GAO's written 
requests for information relating to a decision or opinion on 
budget or appropriations law not later than 20 days after the 
agency receives the request.
    Section 750. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring that any executive branch agency notify the Committee 
if OMB does not apportion an appropriation to such agency in a 
timely and appropriate manner.
    Section 751. The Committee includes a new provision 
addressing collective bargaining agreements.
    Section 752. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits the use of funds to exclude, or to implement the 
exclusion of, any department, agency, or activity or 
subdivision, from coverage under the Federal Service Labor-
Management Relations Statute.
    Section 753. The Committee includes a new provision 
restricting funds from being used to prevent union activities, 
limit teleworking, or deny unions space in Federal buildings.
    Section 754. The Committee includes a new provision that 
provides $1,500,000 to establish a Commission to review the 
assigning, modifying, or removing of names, monuments, statues, 
public art, historical markers, or other symbols owned or 
located on property owned by the Federal Government which are 
inconsistent with the values of diversity, equity, and 
inclusion.
    Section 755. 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 and modifies a 
provision establishing reprogramming procedures for Federal 
funds.
    Section 802. The Committee continues and 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 2022 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 2021.
    Section 806. The Committee modifies a provision 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 provides the District of 
Columbia authority to transfer, receive, and acquire lands and 
funding it deems necessary for the construction and operation 
of interstate bridges over navigable waters, including related 
infrastructure, for a project to expand commuter and regional 
passenger rail service and provide bike and pedestrian access 
crossings.
    Section 809. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting the federalization of the District of Columbia 
Metropolitan Police Department by the President of the United 
States.
    Section 810. The Committee continues a provision limiting 
references to ``this Act'' as referring to only this title and 
title IV.

                        TITLE IX--INFRASTRUCTURE

    The Committee recommends $60,000,000,000 in emergency 
funding for the FCC to support expansion of broadband to 
unserved areas.
    The Committee recommends $40,000,000 in emergency funding 
for the FCC to implement the Broadband DATA Act (P.L. 116-130). 
The Committee expects that this funding, in combination with 
funding provided in title V, will cover the full five-year 
costs for the Broadband DATA Act.
    The Committee recommends $1,000,000,000 in emergency 
funding for the FCC for the Secure and Trusted Communications 
Networks Reimbursement Program, as authorized by section 4 of 
the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 
(P.L. 116-124).
    The Committee recommends $6,000,000,000 in emergency 
funding for the GSA. Within this total, $2,800,000,000 is for 
land ports of entry, $1,000,000,000 is for acquisition and 
construction of Federal buildings, $1,940,000,000 for repairs 
and alterations, $110,000,000 for rental of space, $130,000,000 
is for building operations, $10,000,000 for apprenticeships and 
pre-apprenticeships, and $10,000,000 for the GSA Inspector 
General.

              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
 
Department of the Treasury--Treasury Forfeiture Fund..      $250,000,000
 

                           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 111 creates a new Nonrecurring Expenses Fund for 
the IRS.
    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 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 Federal Permitting 
Improvement Steering Council allowing prior funding in the GSA 
General Activities Environmental Review Improvement Fund to be 
transferred to and merged with this account.
    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, 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 550 permits the transfer of funds between 
appropriations of the Small Business Administration.
    Section 551 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, Salaries and Expenses, 
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.

                     UNDER TITLE IX--INFRASTRUCTURE

    Language is included allowing the transfer of funds within 
the Federal Buildings Fund, under certain circumstances, upon 
the advance approval of the Committees.

   Disclosure of Earmarks and Congressionally Directed Spending Items

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

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

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

                   JUDICIAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1990




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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 [29 years and 6 months] 30 
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 [26 
years and 6 months] 27 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 [27 years and 6 
months] 28 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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     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 northern district of Alabama, the 
        central district of California, and the western 
        district of North Carolina, occurring [18 years] 19 
        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 northern district of Alabama 
        occurring 18 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 central district of California 
        occurring [17 years and 6 months] 18 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 [16 
        years] 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, 2020] 
December 31, 2021, 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, 2020] December 31, 2021, 
to an expenditure or obligation described in subsection (a)(2) 
made or authorized during the period described in subsection 
(a).
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                      TITLE 40, UNITED STATES CODE




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SUBTITLE II--PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND WORKS

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PART A--GENERAL

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CHAPTER 31--GENERAL

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SUBCHAPTER VI--MISCELLANEOUS

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Sec. 3173. Working capital fund for General Services Administration

  (a) Establishment and Purpose.--There is a working capital 
fund for the necessary expenses of administrative support 
services including accounting, budget, personnel, legal support 
and other related services; and the maintenance and operation 
of printing and reproduction facilities in support of the 
functions of the General Services Administration, other Federal 
agencies, and other entities; and other such administrative and 
management services that the Administrator of GSA deems 
appropriate and advantageous (subject to prior notice to the 
Office of Management and Budget).
  (b) Composition.--
          (1) In general.--Amounts received shall be credited 
        to and merged with the Fund, to remain available until 
        expended, for operating costs and capital outlays of 
        the Fund: Provided, That entities for which such 
        services are performed shall be charged at rates which 
        will return in full all costs of providing such 
        services.
          (2) Cost and capital requirements.--The Administrator 
        shall determine the cost and capital requirements of 
        the Fund for each fiscal year and shall develop a plan 
        concerning such requirements in consultation with the 
        Chief Financial Officer of the General Services 
        Administration. Any change to the cost and capital 
        requirements of the Fund for a fiscal year shall be 
        approved by the Administrator. The Administrator shall 
        establish rates to be charged to entities for which 
        services are performed, in accordance with the plan.
  (c) Deposit of Excess Amounts in the Treasury.--At the close 
of each fiscal year, after making provision for anticipated 
operating needs reflected in the cost and capital plan 
developed under subsection (b), the uncommitted balance of any 
funds remaining in the Fund shall be transferred to the general 
fund of the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.
  (d) Transfer and Use of Amounts for Major Equipment 
Acquisitions.--
          (1) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (2), 
        unobligated balances of amounts appropriated or 
        otherwise made available to the General Services 
        Administration for operating expenses and salaries and 
        expenses may be transferred and merged into the ``Major 
        equipment acquisitions and development activity'' of 
        the working capital fund of the General Services 
        Administration for agency-wide acquisition of capital 
        equipment, automated data processing systems and 
        financial management and management information 
        systems: Provided, That acquisitions are limited to 
        those needed to implement the Chief Financial Officers 
        Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-576, 104 Stat. 2838) and 
        related laws or regulations or for agency-wide 
        acquisition of equipment or systems or the acquisition 
        of services as necessary to implement the Act.
          (2) Requirements and Availability.--
                  (A) Time for transfer.--Transfer of an amount 
                under this section must be done no later than 
                the end of the fifth fiscal year after the 
                fiscal year for which the amount is 
                appropriated or otherwise made available.
                  (B) Approval for use.--An amount transferred 
                under this section may be used only with the 
                advance approval of the Committees on 
                Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
                and the Senate.
                  (C) Availability.--An amount transferred 
                under this section remains available until 
                expended.

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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. Beginning with school year 2017-2018, the 
        Mayor shall adjust the amounts in clauses (i) and (ii) 
        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
                  [(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.]
                  (G) is from a family with a taxable annual 
                income of less than the applicable family 
                income limit, as defined in paragraph (7).
          (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 8101 of 
        the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
          (6) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of Education.
          (7) Applicable family income limit The term.-- 
        ``applicable family income limit'' means, with respect 
        to an individual, the following:
                  (A) In the case of an individual who began an 
                undergraduate course of study prior to school 
                year 2015-2016, $1,000,000.
                  (B) In the case of an individual who begins 
                an undergraduate course of study in school year 
                2016-2017, $750,000.
                  (C) In the case of an individual who begins 
                an undergraduate course of study in school year 
                2017-2018 or school year 2018-2019, the 
                applicable family income limit under this 
                paragraph for an individual who began an 
                undergraduate course of study in the previous 
                school year, adjusted by the Mayor 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.
                  (D) In the case of an individual who begins 
                an undergraduate course of study in school year 
                2019-2020, $500,000.
                  (E) In the case of an individual who begins 
                an undergraduate course of study in school year 
                2020-2021, the amount described in subparagraph 
                (D), adjusted by the Mayor 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.
                  (F) In the case of an individual who begins 
                an undergraduate course of study in school year 
                2021-2022, $750,000.
                  (G) In the case of an individual who begins 
                an undergraduate course of study in school year 
                2022-2023 or any succeeding school year, the 
                applicable family income limit under this 
                paragraph for an individual who began an 
                undergraduate course of study in the previous 
                school year, adjusted by the Mayor 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.
  (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.

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               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

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

                  Title I--Department of the Treasury

    Language is included for Departmental Offices, Salaries and 
Expenses, that provides funds for operation and maintenance of 
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; 
Small Dollar Loans Program; 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 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 for the Internal Revenue Service, 
Operations Support, that provides funds for operating and 
supporting taxpayer services and tax law enforcement programs; 
rent; facilities services; printing; postage; physical 
security; headquarters and other IRS-wide administration 
activities; research and statistics of income; 
telecommunications; information technology development, 
enhancement, operations, maintenance, and security; hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; and official reception and 
representation expenses. Language is included specifying the 
period of availability for certain funds and requiring reports 
on information technology.
    Language is included for Internal Revenue Service, Business 
Systems Modernization that provides for the business systems 
modernization program, including capital asset acquisition of 
information technology, including management and related 
contractual costs and IRS labor costs of said acquisitions, 
contractual costs associated with operations, 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 creating a new IRS 
Nonrecurring Expenses Fund.
    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 2021 
until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2021.
    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 quarterly 
reports from the Office of Financial Stability and the Office 
of Financial Research.
    Section 124. 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, that provides funds for 
operation and maintenance of the official residence of the Vice 
President, the hire of vehicles, and 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 2021 where 
the regulatory cost exceeds $100,000,000.
    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 OMB to 
implement a system to make publicly available, in an automated 
fashion, all documents apportioning an appropriation and all 
relevant delegations of apportionment authority, and to provide 
the Committee with such information until the automated system 
is implemented. This requirement would apply to any 
appropriation apportioned under the President's apportionment 
authority, including appropriations provided in prior years and 
those included in Acts other than appropriations Acts.

                        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 
2021 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 2021.
    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, to respond to 
terrorist threats or attacks and to reimburse presidential 
inauguration expenditures incurred in fiscal year 2020.
    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, 2022; 
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.
    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 $459,000 to remain available until September 30, 2023 
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, 2022.
    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.
    Language is included under Federal payment to the District 
of Columbia to continue implementation of the Combined Sewer 
Overflow Long-Term Plan.

                     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.
    Section 512. Language is included prohibiting the FCC from 
finalizing, implementing, administering, or enforcing the 
proposed rule entitled ``Universal Service Contribution 
Methodology.''
    Section 513. Language is included prohibiting the FCC from 
establishing or implementing a 5G Fund for Rural America, or 
any similar Federal universal service support mechanism, until 
the FCC completes the creation of an improved map that depicts 
the availability of mobile broadband internet access service.
    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 provided for the Federal Permitting Improvement 
Steering Council that provides for services provided pursuant 
to 42 U.S.C. 4370m-8(d).
    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; 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 and allowing $2,000,000 to remain available until 
September 30, 2022.
    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 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, Presidential Transition, which funds activities 
authorized by the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as 
amended, and 40 U.S.C. 581(e).
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, Technology Modernization Fund, for technology-
related modernization activities.
    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 the General 
Services Administration 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.
    Section 527. Language is included to expand the definition 
of items that can be acquired to implement the Chief Financial 
Officer's Act of 1990. This new authority is not provided to 
fund the expansion of NewPay.
    Section 528. Language is included requiring GSA to transmit 
a new prospectus for consolidation of a new Federal Bureau of 
Investigation headquarters.
    Section 529. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds for any contracts inconsistent with the Brooks Act and 
part 36.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
    Section 530. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds for any Executive Order that would establish a preferred 
architectural style for Federal buildings and courthouses or 
would conflict with existing GSA architectural guidelines.
    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 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. 
Udall Foundation to carry out its mission and administer the 
Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund as established by Public 
Law 105-156.
    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 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 Public Buildings Reform Board, 
that provides funds for carrying out the Federal Assets Sale 
and Transfer Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-287).
    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 
move, replication, and related costs associated with 
replacement leases for the Commission's District of Columbia 
headquarters and San Francisco Regional Office facilities. 
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.
    In addition, the bill includes the following administrative 
provisions under the Securities and Exchange Commission:
    Section 540. Language is included restricting the use of 
funds to finalize, issue, or implement certain rules, 
regulations, and orders regarding the exempt offering 
framework.
    Section 541. Language is included restricting the use of 
funds to finalize, issue, or implement any rule, regulation, or 
order changing the procedural requirements or raising 
resubmission thresholds for shareholder proposals.
    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:
    Section 550. Language is included allowing for the transfer 
of funds between Small Business Administration appropriations.
    Section 551. Language is included allowing for 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.
    Section 552. Language is included withholding the 
obligation of funds from the Small Business Administration, 
Salaries and Expenses appropriation, until certain conditions 
are met.
    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.
    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; other services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and 
official reception and representation expenses; 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 prohibiting 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 this Act 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 $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces 
existing programs, projects, or activities by $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less; or (7) creates or reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities different from the budget 
justifications submitted to the Committees on Appropriations or 
the tables in the report accompanying this Act, whichever is 
more detailed. The provision also direct agencies to consult 
with the Committees prior to any significant reorganization, 
restructuring, relocation, or closing of offices, programs, or 
activities and 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; 
$262,000,000 for the Judicial Retirement Funds (Judicial 
Officers' Retirement Fund, Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund, 
and the United States Court of Federal Claims Judges' 
Retirement Fund); $14,325,000,000 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 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 622. Language is included prohibiting funds in 
contravention of the Federal Records Act.
    Section 623. Language is included prohibiting agencies from 
requiring Internet Service Providers to disclose electronic 
communications information in a manner that violates the Fourth 
Amendment.
    Section 624. Language is included relating to Universal 
Service Fund payments for wireless providers.
    Section 625. Language is included prohibiting funds to be 
used to deny inspectors general access to records.
    Section 626. 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 627. 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 628. 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 629. 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 630. Language is included relating to contracts for 
public relations services.
    Section 631. 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 632. 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 633. Language is included rescinding $250,000,000 
in unobligated balances from the Department of the Treasury, 
Treasury Forfeiture Fund.
    Section 634. Language is included preventing use of funds 
to enter into any contract, grant, or cooperative agreement 
with any entity in which the President or Vice President, or 
their family members, owns, controls, or holds a significant 
equity interest.
    Section 635. Language is included prohibiting the funds 
made available in this Act from being used to reorganize or 
transfer any Office of Personnel Management function or 
authority to the General Services Administration or to the 
Office of Management and Budget.
    Section 636. Language is included prohibiting the Office of 
Personnel Management from entering into interagency or service-
level agreements with the General Services Administration or 
the Office of Management and Budget exceeding $100,000 unless 
notification is provided.
    Section 637. Language is included prohibiting the Federal 
Trade Commission or Federal Communications Commission from 
taking certain actions related to Executive Order 13925.

             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 the prohibits 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 2021 between 
the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional 
Budget Office.
    Section 747. Language is included that eliminates pay for 
the Vice President and certain senior political appointees.
    Section 748. Language is included related to the 
impoundment of resources.
    Section 749. Language is included requiring an executive 
agency or the District of Columbia Government to respond to 
information requests from the Government Accountability Office.
    Section 750. Language is included on the notification of 
apportionments.
    Section 751. Language is included addressing collective 
bargaining agreements.
    Section 752. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds to exclude or implement the exclusion for coverage under 
the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.
    Section 753. Language is included restricting funds from 
preventing certain union activities.
    Section 754. Language is included to create a Commission to 
review the assigning, modifying, or removing of names, 
monuments, statues, public art, historical markers, or other 
symbols owned or located on Federal Government property which 
are inconsistent with the values of diversity, equity, and 
inclusion.
    Section 755. 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 that continues and 
modifies a provision establishing reprogramming procedures for 
Federal funds.
    Section 802. Language is included that continues and 
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. 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 2022 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 2021.
    Section 806. Language is included that modifies a provision 
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 that concerns a 
``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains to 
contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 808. Language is included providing the District of 
Columbia authority to transfer, receive, and acquire lands and 
funding it deems necessary for the construction and operation 
of interstate bridges over navigable waters, including related 
infrastructure, for a project to expand commuter and regional 
passenger rail service and provide bike and pedestrian access 
crossings.
    Section 809. Language is included prohibiting the 
federalization of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police 
Department by the President of the United States.
    Section 810. Language is included that continues a 
provision limiting references to ``this Act'' as referring to 
only this title and title IV.

                        Title IX--Infrastructure

    Section 901. Language is included designating certain funds 
as emergency.

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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, 
2021:
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on February 26, 2020, entitled 
``Judiciary Budget Request for FY 2021''. The Subcommittee 
received testimony from:
    Honorable John W. Lungstrum, Chair of the Judicial 
Conference Committee on the Budget
    James C. Duff, Director of the Administrative Office of the 
U.S. Courts
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on March 3, 2020, entitled ``Member 
Day Hearing''. The Subcommittee received testimony from:
    The Honorable Garret Graves, Member of Congress
    The Honorable Peter Visclosky, Member of Congress
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on March 4, 2020, entitled 
``Department of the Treasury Budget Request for FY 2021''. 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 March 10, 2020, entitled ``United 
States Office of Management and Budget for FY 2021''. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from:
    Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 
Russ Vought
    The Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on March 11, 2020, entitled ``Federal 
Communications Commission Budget Request for FY2021''. The 
Subcommittee received testimony from:
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai
    Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Jessica 
Rosenworcel

    BUDGETARY IMPACT OF THE FY 2021 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

                   COMPARISON WITH BUDGET RESOLUTION

    Section 308(a)(1)(A) of the Congressional Budget Act 
requires the report accompanying a bill providing new budget 
authority to contain a statement comparing the levels in the 
bill to the suballocations submitted under section 302(b) of 
the Act for the most recently agreed to concurrent resolution 
on the budget for the applicable fiscal year.

                                            [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
    Discretionary...........................................       24,779       24,910       24,779    \1\24,841
    Mandatory...............................................       23,024       23,016       23,024    \1\23,016
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\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
NOTE--Consistent with the funding recommended in the bill for disaster relief, in accordance with section
  251(b)(2)(D) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, 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 $143 million in discretionary budget authority and $110 million in associated
  outlays. Those adjustments are included in the allocation displayed in this table.
In addition, the amounts in this report do not include $67,040 million in discretionary budget authority and
  $1,246 million in associated outlays from amounts provided in this bill that are designated as being for
  emergency requirements pursuant to section 251 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of
  1985. Further, the amounts in this report do not include an additional $747 million in discretionary outlays
  from such funding that was provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Public Law 116-127), the
  CARES Act (Public Law 116-136), and the Paycheck Protection and Health Care Enhancement Act (Public Law 116-
  139). 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:
    2021....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........    \1\42,033
    2022....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        4,378
    2023....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        1,095
    2024....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           14
    2025 and future years...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          -68
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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

                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Budget
                                                 Authority     Outlays
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Financial assistance to State and local                 678       \1\196
 governments for 2021.........................
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\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

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      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 2020 and budget 
estimates presented for fiscal year 2021.

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                             MINORITY VIEWS

    We appreciate the collegial and collaborative efforts of 
Full Committee Chair Lowey and Subcommittee Chair 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. We are particularly thankful to Chair Quigley for 
working with us to address cybersecurity issues to protect 
consumers, communications systems and financial markets.
    Unfortunately, we are not able to support the bill as 
currently drafted. The bill's discretionary allocation is 
$24,636,300,000, which is $808,000,000 or three percent above 
the fiscal year 2020 level. In addition, the bill includes 
$67,040,000,000 in emergency long-term stimulus funding. This 
excessive level of emergency spending, which is nearly three 
times the size of the discretionary allocation, should not be 
included in this annual spending bill. It is also troubling 
that Members on our side of the aisle were not consulted in the 
development of this emergency spending proposal.
    We would also like to point out the irony of providing 
billions of dollars of emergency funding to build and renovate 
Federal buildings and courthouses, while a countless number of 
Federal buildings and courthouses are currently vacant or are 
operating at less than capacity as Federal employees are 
teleworking and social distancing. We should evaluate this 
experience and see how teleworking can reduce our Federal space 
inventory instead investing billions more in emergency spending 
outside of the budget agreement to expand it.
    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 the hiring of certain immigrants by the Federal 
government, restrictions on agencies' ability to negotiate 
collective bargaining agreements, restrictions on the 
Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed rules to improve 
the functioning of our markets, 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 
security at the southern border; prohibiting the use of 
District of Columbia local funds for abortion; protecting the 
integrity of the Federal procurement process; improving 
educational opportunities for low income students in the 
District of Columbia; protecting our elections from foreign 
interference; and helping small businesses get access to 
capital.
    Last year, we came together on a bipartisan and bicameral 
basis and agreed on spending levels and there was a consensus 
that controversial issues would not be included. This bill 
violates the spirit of that agreement.
    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.

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