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                                                      Calendar No. 211
116th Congress     }                                     {      Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session       }                                     {     116-111

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  FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2020

                                _______
                                

               September 19, 2019.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Kennedy of Louisiana, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                                 REPORT

                         [To accompany S. 2524]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports an original bill 
(S. 2524) making appropriations for financial services and 
general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2020, and for other purposes, reports favorably thereon without 
amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.



Amounts of new budget (obligational) authority for fiscal year 2020

Total of bill as reported to the Senate................. $46,675,888,000
Amount of 2019 appropriations...........................  45,770,200,000
Amount of 2020 budget estimate..........................  47,101,106,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2019 appropriations.................................    +905,688,000
    2020 budget estimate................................    -425,218,000











                                CONTENTS

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                                                                   Page
Overview and Summary of the Bill.................................     5
Program, Project, and Activity...................................     5
Reprogramming Guidelines.........................................     5
Relationship With Budget Offices.................................     6
Congressional Budget Justifications..............................     7
Agency Reports...................................................     7
Antideficiency Act Violations....................................     8
Other Matters and Directives.....................................     8
Title I: Department of the Treasury:
        Departmental Offices.....................................     9
        Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States Fund    12
        Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence...........    12
        Cybersecurity Enhancement Account........................    14
        Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments Programs.    14
        Office of Inspector General..............................    14
        Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration........    14
        Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief 
          Program................................................    17
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.........................    17
    Treasury Forfeiture Fund.....................................    19
    Bureau of the Fiscal Service.................................    19
    Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.....................    20
    United States Mint...........................................    21
    Community Development Financial Institutions Fund............    22
    Bureau of Engraving and Printing.............................    24
    Internal Revenue Service.....................................    24
        Taxpayer Services........................................    27
        Enforcement..............................................    28
        Operations Support.......................................    30
        Business Systems Modernization...........................    32
        Administrative Provisions--Internal Revenue Service......    33
    Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury........    33
Title II: Executive Office of the President and Funds 
  Appropriated to the President:
    The White House..............................................    35
    Executive Residence at the White House.......................    35
    White House Repair and Restoration...........................    36
    Council of Economic Advisers.................................    36
    National Security Council and Homeland Security Council......    36
    Office of Administration.....................................    37
    Office of Management and Budget..............................    37
    Office of National Drug Control Policy.......................    39
    Federal Drug Control Programs:
        High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program............    40
        Other Federal Drug Control Programs......................    40
    Unanticipated Needs..........................................    42
    Intellectual Property Enforccement Coordinator...............    42
    Information Technology Oversight and Reform..................    42
    Special Assistance to the President..........................    43
    Official Residence of the Vice President.....................    43
    Administrative Provisions--Executive Office of the President 
      and Funds Appropriated to the President....................    44
Title III: The Judiciary:
    Supreme Court of the United States...........................    45
        Care of the Building and Grounds.........................    46
    United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.......    46
    United States Court of International Trade...................    47
    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial 
      Services...................................................    47
        Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund...................    47
        Defender Services........................................    48
        Fees of Jurors and Commissioners.........................    48
        Court Security...........................................    49
    Administrative Office of the United States Courts............    49
    Federal Judicial Center......................................    49
    United States Sentencing Commission..........................    50
    Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary.....................    50
Title IV--District of Columbia:
    Federal Payments:
        Federal Funds............................................    52
        Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support.............    52
        Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs 
          in the District of Columbia............................    53
        Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts.......    53
        Federal Payment for Defender Services in District of 
          Columbia Courts........................................    53
        Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender 
          Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia........    54
        Federal Payment to the Public Defender Service for the 
          District of Columbia...................................    54
        Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating 
          Council................................................    55
        Federal Payment for Judicial Commissions.................    55
        Federal Payment for School Improvement...................    56
        Federal Payment for the D.C. National Guard..............    56
        Federal Payment for HIV/AIDS Prevention..................    57
        Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and 
          Sewer Authority........................................    57
    District of Columbia Funds...................................    58
Title V--Independent Agencies:
    Administrative Conference of the United States...............    59
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission.........................    59
    Consumer Product Safety Commission...........................    60
    Election Assistance Commission...............................    62
    Federal Communications Commission............................    63
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: Office of the 
      Inspector General..........................................    67
    Federal Election Commission..................................    67
    Federal Labor Relations Authority............................    68
    Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council..............    68
    Federal Trade Commission.....................................    69
    General Services Administration..............................    72
    Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation........................    82
    Merit Systems Protection Board...............................    82
    Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation..............    83
    National Archives and Records Administration.................    84
    Office of Government Ethics..................................    87
    Office of Personnel Management...............................    87
    Office of Special Counsel....................................    91
    Postal Regulatory Commission.................................    91
    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board..................    92
    Public Buildings Reform Board................................    93
    Securities and Exchange Commission...........................    93
    Selective Service System.....................................    95
    Small Business Administration................................    96
    United States Postal Service.................................   105
    United States Tax Court......................................   106
Statement Concerning General Provisions..........................   107
Title VI--General Provisions--This Act...........................   108
Title VII--General Provisions--Governmentwide....................   110
Title VIII--General Provisions--District of Columbia.............   114
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the 
  Senate.........................................................   116
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................   117
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   118
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................   120
Comparative Statement of New Budget Authority....................   121

                    OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY OF THE BILL

    The Financial Services and General Government 
appropriations bill provides funding for the Department of the 
Treasury, including the Internal Revenue Service; the Executive 
Office of the President; the Judiciary; the District of 
Columbia; and more than two dozen independent Federal agencies.
    The Committee recommends $46,829,888,000 in discretionary 
and mandatory appropriations. This represents an increase of 
$1,000,888,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level, and a 
decrease of $425,218,000 below the budget request. Of the 
total, $24,346,888 is provided in discretionary appropriations, 
including $150,888,000 for the Small Business Administration 
Disaster Loans Program Account designated by Congress as 
disaster relief pursuant to Public Law 112-25. Mandatory 
appropriations less scorekeeping adjustments total 
$22,329,000,000.

                     PROGRAM, PROJECT, AND ACTIVITY

    During fiscal year 2020, for the purposes of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 
99-177), as amended, with respect to appropriations contained 
in the accompanying bill, the terms ``program, project, and 
activity'' [PPA] shall mean any item for which a dollar amount 
is contained in appropriations acts (including joint 
resolutions providing continuing appropriations) or 
accompanying reports of the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations, or accompanying conference reports and joint 
explanatory statements of the committee of conference.

                        REPROGRAMMING GUIDELINES

    The Committee includes a provision (section 608) 
establishing the authority of agencies to reprogram funds and 
the limitation on that authority. The provision specifically 
requires the advance approval of the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations of any proposal to reprogram funds 
that: (1) creates a new program; (2) eliminates a program, 
project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel for any 
PPA for which funds have been denied or restricted by the 
Congress; (4) proposes to redirect funds that were directed in 
such reports for a specific activity to a different purpose; 
(5) augments an existing PPA in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces an existing PPA by 
$5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; or (7) creates, 
reorganizes, or restructures offices differently than the 
congressional budget justifications or the table at the end of 
the Committee report, whichever is more detailed.
    The Committee retains the requirement that each agency 
submit an operating plan to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations not later than 60 days after enactment of this 
act to establish the baseline for application of reprogramming 
and transfer authorities provided in this act. Specifically, 
each agency should provide a table for each appropriation with 
columns displaying the budget request; adjustments made by 
Congress; adjustments for rescissions, if appropriate; and the 
fiscal year enacted level. The table shall delineate the 
appropriation both by object class and by PPA. The report must 
also identify items of special congressional interest.
    The Committee expects the agencies and bureaus to submit 
reprogramming requests in a timely manner and to provide a 
thorough explanation of the proposed reallocations, including a 
detailed justification of increases and reductions and the 
specific impact the proposed changes will have on the budget 
request for the following fiscal year. Except in emergency 
situations, reprogramming requests should be submitted no later 
than June 30.
    The Committee expects each agency to manage its programs 
and activities within the amounts appropriated by Congress. The 
Committee reminds agencies that reprogramming requests should 
be submitted only in the case of an unforeseeable emergency or 
a situation that could not have been anticipated when 
formulating the budget request for the current fiscal year. 
Further, the Committee notes that when a department or agency 
submits a reprogramming or transfer request to the Committees 
on Appropriations and does not receive identical responses from 
the House and the Senate, it is the responsibility of the 
department or agency to reconcile the House and the Senate 
differences before proceeding, and if reconciliation is not 
possible, to consider the request to reprogram funds 
unapproved.

                    RELATIONSHIP WITH BUDGET OFFICES

    Through the years, the Committee has channeled most of its 
inquiries and requests for information and assistance through 
the budget offices of the various departments, agencies, 
offices, and commissions. The Committee has often pointed to 
the natural affinity and relationship between the budget 
offices and the Committee which makes such a relationship 
workable. The Committee reiterates its longstanding position 
that while the Committee reserves the right to call upon any 
office or officer in the departments, agencies, and 
commissions, the primary conjunction between the Committee and 
these entities must be through the budget offices. To help 
ensure the Committee's ability to perform its responsibilities, 
the Committee insists on having direct, unobstructed, and 
timely access to the budget offices and expects to be able to 
receive forthright and complete responses from those offices 
and their employees.
    The Committee expects timely agency compliance with 
mandated reporting requirements. The Committee directs all 
agencies from which reports are required to allow sufficient 
time to secure any necessary internal and external clearances 
of reports in order to satisfy congressional deadlines. The 
Committee strongly urges agencies to alert the Committee as far 
as possible in advance of any expected slippage in meeting a 
report delivery due date.

                  CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS

    Budget justifications are prepared not for the use of the 
agency, but instead are the primary tool used by the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations to evaluate the resource 
requirements and fiscal needs of agencies. The Committee is 
aware that the format and presentation of budget materials is 
largely left to the agency within presentation objectives set 
forth by the Office of Management and Budget. However, the 
Committee expects agencies to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations in advance regarding any plans to modify the 
format of agency budget documents to ensure that the data 
needed to make appropriate and meaningful funding decisions is 
provided.
    The Committee directs that justifications submitted with 
the fiscal year 2021 budget requests by agencies funded under 
this act must 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 the 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, and 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. 
Explanatory materials should compare programs, projects, and 
activities that are proposed for fiscal year 2021 to the fiscal 
year 2020 enacted level.
    The Committee is aware that the analytical materials 
required for review by the Committee are unique to each agency 
in this act. Therefore, the Committee expects that each agency 
will coordinate with the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations in advance on its planned presentation for its 
budget justification materials in support of the fiscal year 
2021 budget request.

                             AGENCY REPORTS

    As a measure to reduce costs and conserve paper, the 
Committee reminds agencies funded by this act that currently 
provide separate copies of periodic reports (such as 
Performance and Accountability Reports) and correspondence to 
the chairs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees 
and Subcommittees on Financial Services and General Government, 
and also to the ranking members of the committees and 
subcommittees, to use a single cover letter jointly addressed 
to the chairs and ranking members of the Committee and 
subcommittee of both the House and the Senate. To the greatest 
extent feasible, agencies should include in the cover letter a 
reference or hyperlink to facilitate electronic access to the 
report and provide the documents by electronic mail delivery. 
Consolidating addressees and remitting a copy of the letter and 
attachments to each recipient should expedite agency 
processing. This should also help ensure that consistent 
information is conveyed concurrently to the majority and 
minority committee offices of both chambers of Congress.

                     ANTIDEFICIENCY ACT VIOLATIONS

    The Antideficiency Act is a cornerstone of Federal fiscal 
law. It forbids agencies from exceeding an appropriation, 
apportionment, or allotment; from obligating funds before 
Congress has appropriated them; and from accepting voluntary 
services or employing personal services exceeding that 
authorized by law. These prohibitions ensure that agencies 
operate within amounts that Congress has appropriated and, 
therefore, that agency activities are carried out in accordance 
with the will of the people as expressed through Congress.
    The Antideficiency Act requires agencies to immediately 
report violations of the act to Congress and to the President 
and to transmit a copy of each report to the Comptroller 
General. These reports must include all relevant facts 
pertaining to the violation and a statement of action taken. 
These reports provide information essential to the Committee as 
it performs oversight and as it considers agency funding 
levels. Therefore, the Committee directs any agency funded by 
this Act to concurrently transmit to the Subcommittee on 
Financial Services and General Government a copy of any 
Antideficiency Act violation report submitted pursuant to 31 
U.S.C. 1351 or 31 U.S.C. 1517(b).

                      OTHER MATTERS AND DIRECTIVES

    Foreign adversaries are seeking to lay the groundwork for 
the cyber battles of the future by embedding their technologies 
in systems we depend on. The United States should take 
proactive steps to deny foreign government access to our 
networks, sensitive data, and the personal information of the 
American people. In particular, the Committee remains concerned 
about the growing national security threat posed by Chinese 
telecommunications components embedded in networks, systems, 
and devices that we rely on for critical infrastructure and our 
daily lives. Therefore, the Committee continues to support the 
ban included in section 889 of Public Law 115-232 that 
prohibits government agencies from buying certain 
telecommunications and video surveillance services or 
equipment.

                                TITLE I

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                          Departmental Offices

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $214,576,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     235,973,000
Committee recommendation................................     223,373,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Secretary of the Treasury has the primary role in 
formulating and managing the domestic and international tax and 
financial policies of the Federal Government. The Secretary's 
responsibilities funded by the Departmental Offices [DO] 
Salaries and Expenses appropriation include: recommending and 
implementing U.S. domestic and international economic and tax 
policy; formulating fiscal policy; governing the fiscal 
operations of the Government; managing the public debt; 
managing international development policy; representing the 
United States on international monetary, trade, and investment 
issues; overseeing Department of the Treasury overseas 
operations; and directing the administrative operations of the 
Department of the Treasury. The majority of the Salaries and 
Expenses appropriation provides resources for policy 
formulation and implementation in the areas of domestic and 
international finance, tax, economic, trade, financial 
operations and general fiscal policy. This appropriation also 
provides resources to support the Secretary, policy components, 
and departmental administrative policies in financial and 
personnel management, procurement operations, and information 
systems and telecommunications.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $223,373,000 for the DO account of 
the Department of the Treasury for fiscal year 2020. The 
recommendation is $8,797,000 above the enacted level to support 
information technology investments and increase staffing in key 
Department priority areas, including support for Committee on 
Foreign Investment in the United States activities, economic 
analysis of tax regulatory actions, and the Office of Domestic 
Finance.
    Wildlife Trafficking.--The Committee directs the Department 
to use available resources to pursue and enforce money 
laundering and other related laws as related to wildlife 
trafficking and the illegal ivory trade. The Department shall 
report to the Committee semiannually during fiscal year 2020 on 
such enforcement actions and other steps taken to carry out the 
Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 
2016 (Public Law 114-231) during this fiscal year.
    Ivory Poaching.--Militias, armed groups, insurgents, and 
even terrorist groups are using profits from illegal ivory 
poaching and trafficking to further violence in Africa and 
elsewhere. Often the sales are to China and involve organized 
crime, shell companies, and arms traffickers. Accordingly, the 
Committee directs the Department to use available resources to 
pursue and enforce money laundering and other related laws as 
related to the illegal ivory trade, particularly in Africa. The 
Department shall report to the Committee every 6 months during 
the fiscal year on such enforcement actions taken during the 
fiscal year.
    Puerto Rico.--The Committee encourages the Department to 
provide technical assistance to Puerto Rico on stabilizing and 
strengthening public financial management and financial 
management systems. The Committee directs the Department to 
submit a report within 90 days of the end of the fiscal year to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate 
providing detailed descriptions of any technical assistance 
that has been provided, including: what activities have been 
undertaken by Treasury employees in the provision of technical 
assistance; timeframes within which the activities have 
occurred; number of full-time-equivalent hours devoted to 
provision of the activities; and documentation that the 
activities have occurred.
    Savings Bonds.--The Committee is concerned to learn that 
approximately $24,000,000,000 in matured U.S. savings bonds are 
presently left unclaimed in the U.S. Treasury. Further, the 
Treasury Department has not taken sufficient action to reunite 
bondholders or to provide the appropriate State agencies with 
the necessary information for owners to redeem their unclaimed 
bonds. Treasury must take all possible action and facilitate 
collaboration with relevant State agencies to address this 
issue. It is the Committee's understanding that claims filed 
after 6 years of maturity of a savings bond are entertained 
only if the claimant supplies the serial number of a bond. 
However, in many cases the Treasury is the sole holder of that 
information. Within 90 days of enactment of this act, the 
Secretary is directed to provide all necessary information 
(including but not limited to the name, last known address, and 
bond serial number) to any State which has or will obtain title 
to bonds in order to facilitate bond owners' receipt of funds 
for unclaimed U.S. Savings Bonds. This information must be 
sufficient so that the owner may receive funds from their 
matured bond even if those bonds are lost, stolen, destroyed, 
or the physical bond is otherwise not available, without 
constraints on age of the matured bond.
    The Committee is aware that many savings bonds registration 
records are currently stored on microfilm. The Department has 
averred that in 2014, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service worked 
with vendors to identify scanning techniques that would result 
in an ``accurate, indexable, searchable electronic record,'' 
but that ``[n]one of the vendors were able to provide a 
technological solution that would create an accurate searchable 
record.'' The Committee is incredulous of such an assertion, in 
light of extensive commentary by e-discovery experts on the 
relative simplicity of digitization techniques and the 
Committee's own experience with digitization efforts at the 
National Archives and Records Administration. Further, it is 
the Committee's understanding that claims filed after 6 years 
of maturity of a savings bond are entertained only if the 
claimant supplies the serial number of a bond. As such, the 
Committee directs the Department to publish in the Federal 
Register, not later than 30 days after the enactment of this 
act, a request for public comment on all matters related to 
converting registration records into an accurate, indexable, 
and searchable electronic record. The Department is further 
directed to complete, within 1 year of enactment of this act, 
the digitization of registration records--an activity for which 
the Committee has provided additional resources in an 
administrative provision. Further, the Committee directs the 
Department to ensure that the administrators of State unclaimed 
property funds are provided full access to the digitized 
records, in support of their mission to return any monies to 
Americans that are duly owed to those Americans. The Committee 
directs the Department to initiate any new rulemaking that may 
be necessary to implement these provisions and to fully 
accommodate State escheatment processes. Such rules shall be 
constructed by the Department such that the ownership of 
matured, unredeemed savings bonds may be transferred pursuant 
to a valid judgment of escheatment vesting a State with title 
to one or more such bonds, that no Federal law or regulation 
creates an impediment to state law providing for or governing 
the escheatment of matured, unredeemed savings bonds, and that 
the six-year limitation on claims may begin only after Treasury 
has provided the aforementioned digitized information.
    Financial Literacy.--The Committee is concerned about the 
low level of financial literacy and numeracy skills among the 
adult population of the United States, as one in seven adults 
do not have the basic financial literacy skills to succeed in 
all but the most rudimentary financial literacy tasks. The 
Committee encourages the Department to explore the degree to 
which current Federal financial literacy programs benefit those 
individuals with less than basic literacy skills and to develop 
measurable goals and objectives for the Financial Literacy and 
Education Commission 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.
    Current Expected Credit Loss.--The Committee is aware of 
concerns regarding the potential adverse effects on the U.S. 
economy from the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Current 
Expected Credit Loss [CECL] standard, especially during times 
of recession or economic crisis. The Committee directs the 
Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, and the National Credit Union Administration, to 
conduct a study on the need, if any, for changes to regulatory 
capital requirements necessitated by CECL, and to submit the 
study to the Committee within 270 days of the date of enactment 
of this act.
    Treasury Forfeiture Fund.--The Committee directs the 
Department to submit to the Committee 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.

       COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................................
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     $20,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 
2018 [FIRRMA] (Public Law 115-232) greatly expanded the 
jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the 
United States [CFIUS] to address growing national security 
concerns over foreign utilization of certain investment 
structures that had fallen outside of the jurisdiction of 
CFIUS. FIRRMA also established the CFIUS Fund, to be 
administered by the Secretary of the Treasury, to accept 
appropriated funds for these expanded functions and 
responsibilities and to collect filing fees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,000,000 to 
address increased responsibilities facing the Department and 
other CFIUS agencies pursuant to FIRRMA. This appropriation 
will be partially offset by filing fees collected upon 
finalization of forthcoming regulation. The Department is 
expected to keep the Committee fully apprised of the 
Department's development of regulations to fully implement 
FIRRMA as well as any additional information technology 
infrastructure requirements.
    Spending Plan.--The Committee directs the Department to 
provide a detailed accounting of planned expenditures of the 
Department and member agencies prior to obligating or 
transferring amounts available in the CFIUS fund.

             OFFICE OF TERRORISM AND FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $159,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     166,712,000
Committee recommendation................................     167,712,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Economic and trade sanctions issued and enforced by the 
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence's [TFI] Office 
of Foreign Assets Control safeguard financial systems against 
illicit use and combat rogue nations, terrorist facilitators, 
money launderers, proliferators of weapons of mass destruction, 
and other national security threats. In addition, TFI produces 
vital analysis with regard to foreign intelligence and 
counterintelligence across all elements of the national 
security community.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $167,712,000. 
The Committee strongly supports TFI's mission to strengthen 
national security by using targeted financial measures to 
combat threats and protect the integrity of the financial 
system, and the Committee notes that this funding level would 
result in an increase to TFI of more than 35 percent since 
fiscal year 2017. In light of the heightened resources provided 
to TFI in recent years, the Committee encourages the Department 
to hire additional investigators to bolster capacity for 
investigations and sanctions focused on Sudan, South Sudan, the 
Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic. 
The Committee recommendation is $1,000,000 more than the budget 
request, and the bill requires that not less than $1,000,000 be 
dedicated to addressing human rights and corruption, including 
through activities authorized by the Global Magnitsky Human 
Rights Accountability Act.
    Economic Sanctions and Divestments.--The Department is 
expected to continue to issue and enforce economic and trade 
sanctions consistent with national security and foreign policy 
goals. These sanctions are a key tool for asserting U.S. policy 
toward countries and entities under sanction. The Committee 
directs the Department to fully implement all sanctions and 
divestment measures, particularly those applicable to WMD 
proliferation, terrorism, transnational organized crime, human 
rights abuses, drug trafficking, the Islamic State of Iraq and 
the Levant, Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, 
Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Burma, and designated rebel groups 
operating in and around the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 
Committee directs the Department to promptly notify the 
Committee of any resource constraints that adversely impact the 
implementation of any sanctions program.
    Synthetic Opioids.--A major concession by China in U.S.-
China trade negotiations was China's commitment to schedule all 
variants of the opioid fentanyl as controlled substances. On 
April 1, 2019, Chinese regulators moved to schedule all 
variants of the opioid fentanyl as controlled substances. Given 
China's track record of broken commitments to the U.S. and past 
failed efforts to control the flow of illicit synthetic opioids 
trafficked to the U.S., the Administration must remain vigilant 
in its efforts to monitor China's implementation and 
enforcement of this commitment. The Committee recommendation 
includes funds for TFI to continue to investigate the illicit 
trade of synthetic opioids, particularly fentanyl, originating 
from China, in order to verify that China is upholding its 
commitments.
    National Security and Higher Education.--National security 
officials are increasingly concerned that foreign adversaries 
are targeting perceived vulnerabilities in the U.S. higher 
education system. Recent testimony specifically warned of the 
development of ``Confucius Institutes''--funded by the Chinese 
government--on U.S. campuses, and the current National Security 
Strategy notes the economic threats posed by ``non-traditional 
intelligence collectors,'' including science, technology, 
engineering, and math students who work with the most sensitive 
and advanced technologies. The Department's Office of 
Intelligence and Analysis is responsible for producing all-
source intelligence analysis that identifies threats to and 
vulnerabilities within the international financial system, and 
plays a critical role to address these threats. The Department 
is directed to submit a report, in a classified or unclassified 
format, to the Committee within 180 days of enactment of this 
act on its efforts to address these threats.

                   CYBERSECURITY ENHANCEMENT ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $25,208,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      18,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      18,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Cybersecurity Enhancement Account is a dedicated 
account designed to bolster the Department's cybersecurity 
posture and mitigate cybersecurity threats to the U.S. 
financial infrastructure.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $18,000,000, 
which is equal to the budget request.

        DEPARTMENT-WIDE SYSTEMS AND CAPITAL INVESTMENTS PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $4,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       6,118,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,118,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments Program 
[DSCIP] account provides a mechanism for Treasury to fund 
capital investments and projects that span several fiscal 
years. Through this account, the Department has been able to 
fund the continual repair and restoration of the Main Treasury 
Building, which is the oldest departmental building and the 
third oldest federally occupied building in Washington, 
preceded only by the Capitol and the White House.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,118,000. 
The Committee notes that the DSCIP account has been utilized to 
fund a wide variety of multiyear information technology 
initiatives and renovation projects. Given the complexity of 
these initiatives, the bill includes an administrative 
provision directing the Department of the Treasury to submit an 
annual Capital Investment Plan to the Committees on 
Appropriations within 30 days after the President's budget 
submission.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $37,044,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      37,044,000
Committee recommendation................................      38,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    As a result of the 1988 amendments to the Inspector General 
Act, the Secretary of the Treasury established the Office of 
Inspector General [OIG] in 1989.
    The OIG conducts and supervises audits, evaluations, and 
investigations designed to: (1) promote economy, efficiency, 
and effectiveness and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in 
departmental programs and operations; and (2) keep the 
Secretary and Congress fully and currently informed of problems 
and deficiencies in the administration of departmental programs 
and operations. The audit function provides program audit, 
contract audit, 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 audit 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. 
These audits contribute significantly to improved financial 
management by helping Treasury managers identify improvements 
needed in their accounting and internal control systems. The 
evaluations function reviews program performance and issues 
critical to the mission of the Department. The investigative 
function provides for the detection and investigation of 
improper and illegal activities involving programs, personnel, 
and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $38,000,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of Inspector General. This amount is 
$956,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level.
    The Committee directs the Inspector General to utilize 
funds provided to meet mandated audit requirements such as 
information security in addition to other prioritized work 
including Treasury's responsibilities as they relate to 
combatting terrorist financing and money laundering.
    The Committee remains concerned about cyber-based threats 
as Treasury's information systems are critical to the core 
functions of government and the Nation's financial 
infrastructure. The Committee encourages the Inspector General 
to conduct oversight work on the potential vulnerability of 
Treasury's networks and systems including its physical 
security, continuous monitoring, and strong authentication.

           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $170,250,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     166,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     166,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration 
[TIGTA] was established by the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act 
of 1998 (Public Law 105-206). TIGTA was created to provide 
independent audit and investigative services necessary to 
improve the quality and credibility of oversight of the 
Internal Revenue Service [IRS] and ensure that the IRS is held 
to a high level of accountability.
    TIGTA conducts audits, investigations, and inspections and 
evaluations to assess the operations and programs of the IRS 
and related entities, the IRS Oversight Board, and the Office 
of Chief Counsel to (1) 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) recommend actions to resolve fraud and other serious 
problems, abuses, and deficiencies in these programs and 
operations, and keep the Secretary and Congress fully and 
currently informed of these issues and the progress made in 
resolving them.
    The audit function provides program audit, limited contract 
audit, and financial audit services. Program audits review and 
audit all facets of the IRS and related entities in an effort 
to improve IRS systems and operations, while ensuring fair and 
equitable treatment of taxpayers. Contract audits focus on 
invoices/vouchers submitted to the IRS to determine whether 
charges are valid and to identify erroneous and improper 
payments. The investigative function provides for the detection 
and investigation of improper and illegal activities involving 
IRS programs and operations and protects the IRS and related 
entities against external attempts to corrupt or threaten the 
administration of the tax laws.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $166,000,000 
for TIGTA, which is equal to the budget request. The Committee 
appreciates TIGTA's efforts to promote the security of taxpayer 
data, to improve implementation of tax law changes, to combat 
identity theft and impersonation fraud, to ensure efficient and 
economical investments in information technology modernization, 
and to address all of the management and performance challenges 
confronting the IRS. The Committees observes that during the 
first half of fiscal year 2019, TIGTA recovered, protected, and 
identified monetary benefits totaling more than $1,400,000,000.
    Improper Payments.--An improper payment is any payment that 
should not have been made or that was made in an incorrect 
amount under statutory, contractual, administrative, or other 
legally applicable requirements. By virtue of its substantial 
procurement budget and the issuance of tax refunds and 
refundable credits, the IRS faces significant risks of improper 
payments. The Committee strongly supports TIGTA's efforts to 
identify and eliminate improper payments at the IRS. The 
Committee is particularly pleased that TIGTA's draft audit plan 
for fiscal year 2020 contemplates substantial work to address 
improper payments, including audits to determine whether the 
IRS complied with annual improper payment reporting 
requirements for fiscal year 2019; to assess processes to 
identify contractors registered in the System for Award 
Management with delinquent Federal tax liabilities and 
contracts with Federal agencies; to evaluate the IRS's process 
to identify and prevent potentially fraudulent individual 
international tax returns; and to assess the effectiveness of 
controls over employee domestic travel claims.
    Combatting IRS Impersonation Scams.--According to TIGTA, as 
of April 2019, more than 2.5 million Americans have been 
targeted by an IRS impersonation scam. Additionally, more than 
15,500 Americans have lost more than $76,000,000 to IRS 
impersonation scams. Given the ubiquitous nature of this scam, 
the Committee commends the work that TIGTA has done thus far to 
combat these scams, encourages TIGTA to continue to prioritize 
working with the IRS to increase awareness of this scam, and 
urges TIGTA to continue to aggressively pursue the criminals 
perpetrating this fraud.

    SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $23,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      17,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (Public Law 110-
343) established the Office of the Special Inspector General 
for the Troubled Asset Relief Program [SIGTARP] to perform 
audits and investigations of the Troubled Asset Relief Program 
[TARP].

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $15,000,000 for SIGTARP for fiscal 
year 2020.
    The Committee notes that less than 1 percent of TARP 
investments remain outstanding, the application periods for the 
Federal Housing Administration Refinance program and Making 
Home Affordable initiative have ended, and approximately 90 
percent of housing finance agency Hardest Hit Fund 
disbursements have occurred. The Committee notes SIGTARP has 
found fraud, waste, and abuse in TARP programs that have 
disbursed funds. The Committee expects SIGTARP to continue 
winding down its operations as disbursements under TARP housing 
programs are paid out and SIGTARP approaches its sunset date.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $117,800,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     124,700,000
Committee recommendation................................     126,700,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network [FinCEN], a bureau 
within the Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and 
Financial Intelligence, is the largest overt collector of 
financial intelligence in the United States. FinCEN's mission 
is to safeguard the financial system from the abuses of 
financial crime, including terrorist financing, money 
laundering, and other illicit activity. FinCEN accomplishes its 
mission by administering the Bank Secrecy Act, a collection of 
statutes that form the Nation's antimoney laundering/
counterterrorist financing regulatory regime. As the delegated 
administrator of the Bank Secrecy Act, FinCEN is responsible 
for the development and implementation of regulations, rules, 
and guidance issued under the Bank Secrecy Act. FinCEN also 
oversees the work of eight Federal agencies with delegated 
responsibility to examine various sectors of the financial 
industry for compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act's 
requirements. FinCEN is responsible for collecting, 
maintaining, and disseminating the information reported by 
financial institutions under the Bank Secrecy Act through a 
Governmentwide access service. FinCEN is the United States' 
Financial Intelligence Unit [FIU] and a founding member of the 
Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. As the United 
States' FIU, FinCEN routinely shares information and cooperates 
with other FIUs around the world to address the global problems 
of terrorist financing, money laundering, and other illicit 
activity.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $126,700,000 for FinCEN. The 
amount is $8,900,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level 
to enhance FinCEN's national security capacity and combat 
cybercrime and cryptocurrency threats.
    Money Laundering of Cybercrime Proceeds.--The Committee 
recognizes that major data security breaches are becoming more 
common and are often orchestrated by sophisticated 
cybercriminal enterprises who then monetize the data and 
launder it through U.S. financial institutions. The Committee 
notes FinCEN's history of supporting law enforcement cases that 
combat cybercrime, 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. In addition to 
analyzing financial flows for this important effort in the 
course of ongoing strategic operations, to the extent that 
FinCEN has vetted, releasable and relevant information, it 
should use this data to ensure reporting institutions remain 
vigilant in detecting the laundering of cybercriminal proceeds 
by considering issuing an advisory on filing suspicious 
activity reports regarding specific cybercriminal activities. 
The Committee notes that FinCEN has issued two cyber-related 
advisories to financial institutions concerning, respectively, 
cyber-events and cyber-enabled crime generally and on business 
e-mail compromise more specifically. The advisories assisted 
financial institutions in understanding how to identify and 
report suspicious cyber-related activity. The Committee 
encourages FinCEN to continue to issue cyber-related advisories 
or other publications, as appropriate, to keep financial 
institutions apprised of the trends, typologies, red flag 
indicators, and other information that may assist financial 
institutions in reporting cyber-related suspicious activities.
    Geographic Targeting Orders [GTOs].--The committee is 
encouraged by the Department's ongoing efforts to expand the 
use and scope of GTOs, an important tool that enables the 
collection of shell corporations' beneficial ownership 
information to prevent illegal money from terrorism, sex 
trafficking, money laundering, and other illegal activities 
from being hidden in real estate transactions. The Committee 
expects FinCEN to continue to keep the Committee apprised of 
the Department's efforts to identify money laundering schemes 
through GTOs.
    Trade-Based Money Laundering.--The United States has robust 
anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing 
regulations in place, yet transnational criminal organizations 
and terror organizations continue to fund their illicit 
operations. Rather than utilizing the formal financial system, 
many of these entities fund their organizations and operations 
through the use of trade transactions, known as trade-based 
money laundering [TBML]. TBML disguises proceeds of crime by 
moving value through trade transactions. It is very hard to 
identify and investigate, which is why the use of trade to 
launder money has become such an attractive option to criminal 
and terrorist organizations.
    The Federal Government achieves an impressive level of 
success in identifying, investigating, and prosecuting money 
laundering offenses that occur through the formal financial 
system, yet TBML has been a challenge for U.S. agencies given 
the fluid nature of trade. Given that criminal and terrorist 
organizations use trade to finance their operations, it is 
necessary for the United States to understand the full breadth 
of risks posed by trade-based money laundering and other forms 
of illicit finance.
    The Committee recommendation includes $2,000,000 for FinCEN 
to contract with an external vendor that will thoroughly assess 
the risk that TBML and other forms of illicit finance pose to 
our national security.
    E-mail Compromise Fraud.--The Committee is aware of e-mail 
fraud schemes in real estate in which the e-mail accounts of 
victims are compromised to send fraudulent wire transfer 
instructions to financial institutions in order to 
misappropriate funds. Since 2013, there have been reported 
cases of business e-mail compromise and e-mail account 
compromise involving more than $3,000,000,000. FinCEN is 
directed to brief the Committee within 60 days of enactment of 
this act on its efforts to help financial institutions identify 
and prevent such e-mail fraud schemes.

                        Treasury Forfeiture Fund


                              (RESCISSION)

    The Committee recommends a permanent rescission of 
$60,000,000 of unobligated balances in the Treasury Forfeiture 
Fund.

                      Bureau of the Fiscal Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $338,280,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     340,337,000
Committee recommendation................................     340,337,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The mission of the Fiscal Service is to promote the 
financial integrity and operational efficiency of the U.S. 
Government through accounting, borrowing, collections, 
payments, and shared services. The Fiscal Service provides 
central payment services to Federal agencies and operates the 
Federal Government's collections and deposit systems in 
addition to providing governmentwide accounting and reporting 
services, managing the collection of delinquent debt owed to 
the Federal Government, borrowing on behalf of the Federal 
Government, and providing support services for other Federal 
agencies on a reimbursable basis.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $340,337,000. 
This amount is equal to the budget request.
    Judgment Fund Transparency.--The Judgment Fund is a 
permanent, indefinite appropriation available to pay final 
money judgments and awards against the United States pursuant 
to section 1304 of title 31 of the United States Code. The 
Judgment Fund is also available to pay compromise settlements 
entered into by the U.S. Department of Justice related to 
actual or imminent litigation.
    Transparency and accountability are essential and 
reasonable expectations of American taxpayers, yet the 
Committee remains concerned with the lack of transparency with 
these taxpayer funded payments.
    The Judgment Fund Section in the Bureau of the Fiscal 
Service administers the Judgment Fund, and the Committee 
directs the Department to issue the 2019 report within 60 days 
of enactment of this act, and directs that the report include 
all judgment fund payments since 2017, unless the disclosure of 
such information is otherwise prohibited by law or court order. 
With respect to each payment made from the Judgement Fund, the 
report shall consist of: (1) the name of the plaintiff or 
claimant; (2) the name of the counsel for the plaintiff or 
claimant; (3) the name of the agency that submitted the claim; 
(4) a brief description of the facts that gave rise to the 
claim; and (5) the amount paid representing principal, attorney 
fees, and interest, if applicable. In addition, if a payment is 
made to a foreign state, the Department shall include a 
description of the payment method, the currency denomination 
used for the payment, and the name and location of the 
financial institution to which the payment was disbursed if it 
is owned or controlled by a foreign state.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $119,600,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     115,427,000
Committee recommendation................................     115,427,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau [TTB] is 
charged with collecting revenue and protecting the public and 
is responsible for enforcement of certain Federal laws and 
regulations relating to alcohol and tobacco. TTB works directly 
and in cooperation with others to maintain a sound revenue 
management and collection system that continues to reduce the 
regulatory burden, improve service, collect the revenue due, 
and prevent tax evasion and other criminal conduct. TTB is also 
responsible for preventing consumer deception, ensuring that 
regulated products comply with Federal commodity, safety, and 
distribution requirements, and providing customer service.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $115,427,000 
for TTB. The Committee recommendation includes $5,000,000 for 
TTB's enforcement efforts for industry trade practice 
violations. Enforcement of trade practices functions, as 
required under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (Public 
Law 74-401), is critical to ensuring a competitive, fair, and 
safe marketplace. The Committee will continue to monitor 
enforcement efforts for industry trade practice violations and 
the process for securing basic label and formula approvals 
under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.
    The Committee is deeply concerned about a number of the 
provisions in the TTB proposed rule Modernization of the 
Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled 
Spirits, and Malt Beverages (83 Fed. Reg. 60562). While the 
proposed rule purports to simplify and clarify regulatory 
standards, the Committee is aware of widespread concerns that 
many of these provisions will impose unnecessary labeling 
requirements and force costly label changes that provide 
limited benefits to consumers. The Committee urges TTB to 
withdraw its proposal and instead work to craft a commonsense 
alternative that protects consumers without imposing onerous 
regulatory burdens.

                           United States Mint


               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Mint manufactures coins, sells numismatic 
and investment products, and provides for security and asset 
protection. Public Law 104-52 established the U.S. Mint Public 
Enterprise Fund [the Fund]. The Fund encompasses the previous 
Salaries and Expenses, Coinage Profit Fund, Coinage Metal Fund, 
and the Numismatic Public Enterprise Fund. The Mint submits 
annual audited business-type financial statements to the 
Secretary of the Treasury and to Congress in support of the 
operations of the revolving fund.
    The operations of the Mint are divided into two major 
activities: manufacturing and sales (including circulating 
coinage and numismatic and investment products); and 
protection. The Mint is credited with receipts from its 
circulating coinage operations, equal to the full cost of 
producing and distributing coins that are put into circulation, 
including depreciation of the Mint's plant and equipment on the 
basis of current replacement value. Those receipts pay for the 
costs of the Mint's operations, which include the costs of 
production and distribution.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a spending level of $30,000,000 
for circulating coinage and protective service capital 
investments for the Mint.

           Community Development Financial Institutions Fund


   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $250,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      14,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     251,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund makes 
investments in the form of grants, loans, equity investments, 
deposits, and technical assistance grants to new and existing 
community development financial institutions [CDFIs] through 
the CDFI program. CDFIs include community development banks, 
credit unions, venture capital funds, revolving loan funds, and 
microloan funds, among others. Recipient institutions engage in 
lending and investment for affordable housing, small business, 
and community development within underserved communities. The 
CDFI Fund administers the Bank Enterprise Award Program, which 
provides a financial incentive to insured depository 
institutions to undertake community development financing 
activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $251,000,000 for the CDFI Fund. Of 
the amounts provided, $161,000,000 is for financial and 
technical assistance grants, of which up to $3,000,000 may be 
used to provide technical and financial assistance to CDFIs 
that fund projects to help individuals with disabilities; 
$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; and $27,000,000 is for the 
administrative expenses for all programs.
    The Committee notes the CDFI Fund's ability to leverage 
private sector investment in community development projects 
such as affordable housing, retail development, and community 
centers, as well as lending to small businesses. However, the 
Committee remains concerned about an overall lack of 
transparency into many of the CDFI Fund's programs and nominal 
ability to verify investment impacts. The Committee strongly 
believes it is important to ensure that CDFIs are delivering 
investments to the borrowers and communities that need it most. 
The Committee notes the steps the CDFI Fund has taken to 
facilitate better data collection, integration, and management 
through its Awards Management Information System [AMIS]. The 
Committee provides $1,000,000 for the ongoing maintenance and 
operations of AMIS and the development of risk management 
tools, to better measure and assess CDFI investment 
performance, improve data quality, and conduct compliance 
reporting. The Committee urges the CDFI Fund to prioritize 
completion of such tools in fiscal year 2020. In addition, the 
Committee directs the Secretary to report to the Appropriations 
Committees within 90 days of enactment of this act on the 
impact fiscal year 2018 CDFI Fund Awardees are having in the 
communities they serve; the overall risk to which the Fund's 
portfolio is exposed; and a description of awardees that are at 
risk of noncompliance.
    The CDFI Fund is expected to ensure funding is not 
allocated to entities that support activities in contradiction 
of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) and 
report to the Committee on any CDFI award recipient who uses 
Federal funds in contradiction of the Controlled Substances 
Act.
    Economic Mobility Corps.--The Committee recommendation for 
the Core Program includes $1,000,000 for the CDFI Fund to fund 
an interagency agreement with the Corporation for National and 
Community Service to place national service members at 
certified CDFIs. The program should strengthen the capacity of 
CDFIs to perform activities relating to financial literacy, 
financial planning, budgeting, saving, and other financial 
counseling activities. Priority should be given to positions in 
rural areas and to veterans. The Committee directs the CDFI 
Fund to submit a report no later than December 31, 2020, to the 
Committee that describes activities outlined in the agreement, 
a description of the process utilized to place national service 
members into CDFIs, and a list of CDFIs receiving funding for 
the placement of national services members.
    Bond Guarantee Program.--The Committee includes a provision 
enabling the Secretary of the Treasury to guarantee up to 
$500,000,000 in bonds until December 31, 2020. The bond 
guarantees will not result in a cost to the taxpayer. The bonds 
are intended to support CDFI lending and investment activities 
in underserved communities by providing a source of long-term 
capital, and the funds raised through the bonds will be used to 
capitalize new loans or refinance existing loans.
    Non-Metropolitan and Rural Areas.--The Committee directs 
Treasury to take into consideration the unique conditions, 
challenges, and scale of non-metropolitan and rural areas when 
designing and administering programs to address economic 
revitalization and community development and when making CDFI 
award decisions. The Committee notes that the CDFI Fund is 
required by 12 U.S.C. 4706(b) to seek to fund a geographically 
diverse group of award recipients, including those from non-
metropolitan and rural areas. In addition, the Committee 
directs funding to be used in each program for projects that 
serve populations living in persistent poverty counties in 
accordance with this act. The Committee directs the Secretary 
to report to the Appropriations Committees within 90 days of 
enactment of this act detailing how the fiscal year 2020 CDFI 
Program recipients intend to serve non-metropolitan and rural 
areas and populations living in persistent poverty counties.

                    Bureau of Engraving and Printing


                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing [BEP] has been the 
sole manufacturer of U.S. paper currency for almost 150 years. 
The origin of the BEP is traced to an Act of Congress passed on 
February 25, 1862, 12 Stat. 345, authorizing the Secretary of 
the Treasury to issue a new currency--United States notes. 
While this law was the cornerstone authority for the operations 
of the engraving and printing division of the Treasury for many 
years, it was not until an Act of June 20, 1874, 18 Stat. 100, 
that the Congress first referred to this division as the 
``Bureau of Engraving and Printing.'' The Bureau's status as a 
distinct bureau within the Department of the Treasury was 
solidified by section 1 of the Act of June 4, 1897, 30 Stat. 
18, which placed all of the business of the BEP under the 
immediate control of a director, subject to the direction of 
the Secretary of the Treasury. The 1897 law is now codified in 
31 U.S.C. 303.
    The BEP designs, manufactures, and supplies Federal Reserve 
notes and other security documents issued by the Federal 
Government. The operations of the BEP are currently financed by 
means of a revolving fund, which requires the BEP to be 
reimbursed by customer agencies for all costs of manufacturing 
products and services performed. The BEP is also authorized to 
assess amounts to acquire capital equipment and provide for 
working capital needs.

                        Internal Revenue Service


                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Internal Revenue Service [IRS] collects the revenue 
that funds the Government and administers the Nation's tax 
laws. During 2018, the IRS processed 253 million tax forms and 
collected $3,500,000,000,000 in taxes (gross receipts before 
tax refunds), totaling 95 percent of Federal Government 
receipts. The IRS taxpayer service program assists millions of 
taxpayers in understanding and meeting their tax obligations. 
The IRS tax enforcement and compliance program deters taxpayers 
inclined to evade their responsibilities while pursuing those 
who violate tax laws.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $11,413,554,000 for the 
Internal Revenue Service for fiscal year 2020.
    Tax Gap.--The vast majority of Americans voluntarily pay 
their fair share of taxes, yet there is still a ``tax gap.'' 
The tax gap is the shortfall between the amount of tax 
voluntarily and timely paid by taxpayers and the actual tax 
liability of taxpayers. In April 2016, IRS estimated that the 
average annual gross tax gap was $458,000,000,000 for tax years 
2008-2010. However, IRS estimates that through late payments 
and enforcement actions it eventually will collect an 
additional $52,000,000,000 on average for those years, leaving 
the average net tax gap at $406,000,000,000 for tax years 2008-
2010. The Committee directs the IRS to continue to assess and 
implement all outstanding recommendations from Government 
Accountability Office and TIGTA concerning efforts to reduce 
the tax gap. The Committee further directs the IRS to submit, 
within 1 month of the enactment of this act, a new study on the 
tax gap covering tax years 2011-2013.
    The 2019 Tax Filing Season.--The 2019 filing season was the 
first to account for changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 
[TCJA] (Public Law 115-97)--the most substantial and wide-
ranging tax reform in over 30 years. Implementation of the TCJA 
required the IRS to issue numerous regulations and guidance, to 
update countless forms and publications, and to complete a 
major overhaul of IT systems. Notwithstanding the enormity of 
the task and dire predictions to the contrary, the 2019 filing 
season was largely a success, opening on time and with most 
taxpayers receiving a timely refund. The Committee commends the 
IRS and its employees for the extraordinary efforts that went 
into implementation of the TCJA.
    User Fees.--The IRS is authorized to charge user fees to 
recover the cost of providing certain services to the public 
that confer a special benefit to the recipient. In its 
congressional budget justification, IRS estimates it will 
collect $460,900,000 in user fees in fiscal year 2020. The 
Committee directs the IRS to submit a user fee spend plan, 
within 60 days of enactment of this act, detailing planned 
spending on its four appropriations accounts--Taxpayer 
Services, Enforcement, Operations Support, and Business 
Modernization Systems. Specifically, the Committee would like 
to see how programs, investments, and initiatives funded 
through each appropriations account are supported by user fees.
    Cybersecurity.--The IRS is responsible for safeguarding a 
vast amount of sensitive financial and personal data, 
processing returns that contain confidential information for 
over 300 million taxpayers. Persistent information security 
weaknesses put the IRS at risk of disruption, fraud, or 
inappropriate disclosure of sensitive information. TIGTA stated 
that the security over taxpayer data and protection of the IRS 
resources was the top priority in its list of top ten 
management challenges for the IRS for fiscal year 2019. GAO has 
reported that numerous deficiencies in the IRS's controls 
increases the risk that the IRS's network devices and systems 
could be compromised and used by unauthorized individuals to 
access sensitive taxpayer data (GAO-18-165). Given the recent 
breaches to individuals' data, it is clear the IRS cannot 
afford to have taxpayer information misused, improperly 
disclosed, or destroyed. Securing the IRS's systems and 
protecting taxpayers' information should be a top priority for 
the IRS. The IRS should specifically consider the 
recommendations of TIGTA and GAO and to report back to the 
Committee on Appropriations within 180 days of enactment of 
this act describing the IRS's disposition of recommendations 
from audits completed prior to enactment of this law, as well 
as related plans and the status for work that will contribute 
to addressing known security weaknesses and deficiencies. The 
IRS should also consider any recommendations from the National 
Taxpayer Advocate.
    Direct Primary Care Services.--The Committee recognizes 
that consumers who enroll in a direct primary care service 
arrangement have not enrolled in a health insurance plan, and 
these arrangements should not be recognized as insurance under 
26 U.S.C. 223(d)(2)(B) and 26 U.S.C. 213(d)(1)(D). Pursuant to 
Executive Order 13877, the Committee encourages the IRS to 
issue regulations that treat expenses related to certain types 
of arrangements, particularly including direct primary care 
arrangements, as eligible medical expenses under 26 U.S.C. 
213(d). The IRS is directed to provide a report on the progress 
made addressing these issues to the Committee no later than 180 
days after enactment of this act.
    Information on Charitable Giving.--Charitable donations are 
a critical source of support for the countless houses of 
worship and nonprofit organizations that form the fabric of our 
religious, social, and civic life. The IRS possesses some of 
the most reliable and expansive data on charitable giving in 
the United States. The Committee directs the IRS to submit a 
report, no later than 6 months after the enactment of this act, 
analyzing charitable giving in tax years 2017 to 2018, 
including a breakdown by income level.
    Unrelated Business Income Tax.--The Committee is concerned 
about the impact of the new Unrelated Business Income Tax 
[UBIT] on employee benefits offered by tax exempt 
organizations. The Committee directs the IRS to submit a 
report, no later than 3 months after enactment of this act, on 
the impact of the UBIT on tax exempt organizations. The report 
should include the number of tax exempt organizations paying 
UBIT for tax years 2017 and 2018, total revenue, average amount 
paid, and number of first-time filers.
    Opportunity Zones.--The Committee encourages the IRS to 
collect and make public data on the location, amount, and 
project purpose of any Qualified Opportunity Zone investments 
by a Qualified Opportunity Fund, as well as indicate those 
projects that are owned by or employ residents of an 
Opportunity Zone.
    Reconciling Income Guidelines for Disabled Veterans.--There 
are 4,700,000 veterans with disabilities and 1,500,000 veterans 
living in poverty in the United States. However, connecting 
veterans to affordable housing opportunities based on their 
disability and/or income status can be difficult. Many 
multifamily affordable housing developments are financed with a 
combination of the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development's [HUD] HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds 
and the Low Income Housing Tax Credits [LIHTC]. However, the 
income guidelines for HUD's HOME program and the LIHTC vary, 
and reconciling the two program's requirements can be 
challenging. As such, the Committee urges the IRS to work with 
HUD to examine ways to better align HUD and LIHTC guidelines.
    Improper Payments.--An improper payment is any payment that 
should not have been made or that was made in an incorrect 
amount under statutory, contractual, administrative, or other 
legally applicable requirements. By virtue of its substantial 
procurement budget and the issuance of tax refunds and 
refundable credits, the IRS faces significant risks of improper 
payments. The Committee directs the IRS to make the elimination 
of improper payments an utmost priority. The IRS is further 
directed to implement, within 270 days of enactment of this 
act, all open and unimplemented recommendations from TIGTA and 
GAO that address improper payments, or report to the Committee 
on impediments to implementation of each open recommendation. 
This report shall include the dollar value of improper 
payments, as estimated by TIGTA or GAO, that would be avoided 
through implementation of each recommendation.

                           TAXPAYER SERVICES

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $2,491,554,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   2,402,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,481,554,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,481,554,000 for Taxpayer 
Services. Bill language is included providing not less than 
$9,890,000 for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, not 
less than $12,000,000 for low-income taxpayer clinic grants, 
not less than $25,000,000, to be available for 2 years, for the 
Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance [VITA] Matching 
Grants Program for tax return preparation assistance, and not 
less than $207,000,000 for the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
    Rural Service Delivery Issues.--The IRS has been plagued by 
significant wait times and deteriorating rate of response for 
assistance provided through the national toll-free line. It is 
more imperative than ever that the IRS offer personal and local 
assistance to American taxpayers. The Committee notes with 
concern that both the overall number of Taxpayer Assistance 
Center [TACs] has declined and the number of TACs currently 
staffed with only one employee has increased in recent years, 
often resulting in the effective closures of the sites. While 
the IRS has created virtual customer service sites in some 
locations, the technical and financial requirements of these 
sites have not been made widely available. The Committee is 
concerned that the actions taken by the IRS and the proposed 
``Future State'' of service leave rural taxpayers reliant on 
paid preparers or unable to obtain timely and accurate 
assistance with pre- and post-filing questions. The Committee 
continues to believe that the IRS must do more to address the 
needs of rural taxpayers by ensuring that they have the ability 
to reach local taxpayer assistance services.
    Taxpayer Services in Alaska and Hawaii.--Given the remote 
distance of Alaska and Hawaii from the U.S. mainland and the 
difficulty experienced by Alaska and Hawaii taxpayers in 
receiving needed tax assistance by the national toll-free line, 
it is imperative that Taxpayer Assistance Centers [TACs] and 
offices of the Taxpayer Advocate Service [TAS] in these States 
are appropriately staffed and capable of resolving taxpayer 
problems of the most complex nature. The Committee directs the 
IRS to continue to staff each TAS office in each of these 
States with a Collection Technical Advisor and an Examination 
Technical Advisor in addition to the current complement of 
office staff. The Committee further directs the IRS to report, 
within 180 days of enactment of this act, on the current face-
to-face taxpayer services offered in Alaska and Hawaii, and the 
feasibility and cost of various options to improve service 
availability, including an evaluation of opening at least one 
additional TAC in both Alaska and Hawaii. The Committee agrees 
with the National Taxpayer Advocate that the elimination of a 
regular walk-in option for taxpayers raises significant 
concerns about access to IRS services, and the report should 
also consider the delivery service benefits of appointment 
versus walk-in service, including an evaluation of the costs 
and benefits of reinstituting walk-in services at least 2 days 
a week at existing TACs nationwide.
    Identity Protection Personal Identification Number [IP PIN] 
Expansion.--In 2018, the IRS received 199,000 reports of 
identity theft. Taxpayers who have their refunds hijacked by 
fraudsters often have to wait years to get the refunds to which 
they are legally entitled. In preparation for the 2019 Filing 
Season, the IRS issued 3.6 million IP PINs to taxpayers, up 
from 759,000 in 2013. According to the IRS, as of February 28, 
2019, it had rejected approximately 3,741 fraudulent tax 
returns and prevented the issuance of $16,700,000 in fraudulent 
tax refunds related to identity theft. The Committee recognizes 
the IP PIN pilot program as an important tool in saving 
taxpayer money and commends the IRS for expanding the pilot 
program to seven additional States, and encourages further 
expansion as soon as possible.
    Single Point of Contact for Victims of Identity Theft.--The 
Taxpayer First Act of 2019 codified longstanding 
recommendations from this Committee and the National Taxpayer 
Advocate that the IRS provide victims of identity theft with a 
single point of contact. The single point of contact is 
required to work across IRS functions and offices and shall be 
accountable for handling the case until its resolution. The 
Committee directs the IRS to submit a report, within 9 months 
of the enactment of this act, on the implementation of this 
provision and on the full cycle time for resolving identity 
theft cases.

                              ENFORCEMENT

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $4,860,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   4,705,368,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,060,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Enforcement appropriation provides for the examination 
of tax returns, both domestic and international; the 
administrative and judicial settlement of taxpayer appeals of 
examination findings; technical rulings; monitoring employee 
pension plans; determining qualifications of organizations 
seeking tax-exempt status; examining tax returns of exempt 
organizations; enforcing statutes relating to detection and 
investigation of criminal violations of the 31 internal revenue 
laws; identifying underreporting of tax obligations; securing 
unfiled tax returns; and collecting unpaid accounts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $5,060,000,000 for enforcement 
activities for fiscal year 2020. This amount is $200,000,000 
above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. Bill language is 
included providing that, of the recommended amount, no less 
than $635,000,000 is for the Criminal Investigation Division.
    Facilitating Small Appeals.--The Taxpayer First Act of 2019 
(Public Law 116-25) introduced critical reforms to protect 
taxpayers and improve customer service, including codification 
of the IRS Independent Office of Appeals. The IRS could further 
improve the taxpayer experience by allowing for appeals to be 
submitted and processed online, rather than through ``snail 
mail'' or after extended holds on the phone. The Committee 
directs the IRS to submit a report, no later than 3 months 
after enactment of this act, detailing the feasibility and 
projected cost of a pilot program that would allow taxpayers 
with small-value disputes to pursue their appeal, and conduct 
the entire appeal process, through web-based digital 
interaction.
    Refund Fraud Involving Decedents.--The IRS relies on weekly 
receipt of the Social Security Administration's Death Master 
File [DMF] to prevent identity theft tax return filings using 
the Taxpayer Identification Number of a deceased individual. 
Using this information, as of May 2017 IRS had ``locked'' 
approximately 33.9 million tax accounts of deceased 
individuals. However, in December 2018, TIGTA observed that the 
IRS's efforts to detect and prevent tax-related identity theft 
using deceased individuals' identities may be substantially 
incomplete as a result of incomplete DMF data (TIGTA Report No. 
2019-40-012). TIGTA's analysis of tax returns filed in 
processing years 2015 through 2018 found millions of dollars in 
refunds paid to decedents. The Committee directs the IRS to 
consult with the Social Security Administration on all 
potential data limitations in the DMF. The Committee further 
directs the IRS to provide a briefing, no later than 6 months 
after enactment of this act, on the impact of data limitations 
in the DMF on IRS's ability to eliminate fraudulent refunds to 
decedents.
    IRS Private Debt Collection.--According to the National 
Taxpayer Advocate, out of the more than 4,100 taxpayers who 
made payments after their debts were assigned to a private debt 
collector [PDC], 44 percent had incomes below 250 percent of 
the Federal poverty level, and 169 should not have been 
assigned to a PDC in the first place because they were 
receiving Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental 
Security Income benefits. The Committee is concerned that the 
IRS did not honor its commitment to exclude these taxpayers' 
debts from assignment to PDCs. Therefore, the IRS should use 
available IRS data to exclude the debts of Social Security 
Disability Insurance recipients from assignment to PDCs.
    Processing of Applications for Tax-Exempt Status.--The 
Committee strongly believes that meaningful, transparent, and 
sustained corrective action is warranted to restore any erosion 
of public trust in the IRS, strengthen the agency, and prevent 
any recurrence of the circumstances that led to the use of 
inappropriate case screening criteria in the handling of 
applications for certain tax-exempt groups based on their 
political beliefs. In March 2015, TIGTA assessed the IRS's 
actions in response to its 2013 recommendations to improve the 
identification and processing of applications for tax-exempt 
status involving political campaign intervention. TIGTA's 
report found that the IRS implemented significant changes to 
the process for reviewing applications for tax-exempt status. 
The Committee notes language was included in the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-6) restricting the use 
of Federal funds to develop new IRS regulations covering 
section 501(c)(4) and that the same language is continued in 
this act.
    Preventing Misclassification of Contractors.--The Committee 
believes that the IRS SS-8 Program is critical to ensuring that 
workers are classified correctly, identifying leads for 
employment tax exams and criminal investigations, and combating 
the underreporting of employment taxes that contributes 
significantly to the tax gap. The Committee believes it is 
crucial that the IRS maintain sufficient staffing at all SS-8 
processing locations. The Committee directs the IRS to notify 
the House Appropriations Committee, the Senate Appropriations 
Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Senate 
Finance Committee prior to making any staffing reductions or 
reallocations within the SS-8 processing program.
    Enforcement Efforts and Money Laundering Investigations.--
While tax crimes are considered predicate offenses to money 
laundering in many countries, they are not specified unlawful 
activities under U.S. money laundering law. However, the 
Committee recognizes that tax crimes and money laundering are 
closely related. As such, the Committee urges the IRS to 
increase the number of special agents in the Criminal 
Investigations unit responsible for investigating money 
laundering, violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, and criminal 
violations of the tax code, to provide the necessary law 
enforcement personnel to solidify U.S. efforts to combat money 
laundering.
    Additional Resources for the Criminal Investigation 
Division.--IRS Criminal Investigation [IRS-CI] is the criminal 
law enforcement arm of the IRS, and is charged with 
investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal 
Revenue Code and related financial crimes in a manner that 
fosters confidence in the tax system and compliance with the 
law. According to its Annual Report 2018, IRS-CI employs 2,019 
special agents--a decline of almost 40 percent from the 
historical high. The Committee strongly supports the mission of 
IRS-CI, and recognizes the significant ``return on investment'' 
of every dollar dedicated to the division. Accordingly, the 
bill includes new language within the Enforcement appropriation 
providing dedicated funding for IRS-CI.

                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $3,724,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   4,075,021,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,722,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Operations Support appropriation provides resources for 
overall planning, direction, operations, and critical 
infrastructure activities for the IRS. These activities include 
IT and cybersecurity that keep tax systems running and protect 
taxpayer data, the financial management activities that ensure 
effective stewardship of the Nation's revenues, and the 
physical infrastructure and security that help IRS employees 
serve customers in office, campus, and Taxpayer Assistance 
Center sites. Telecommunications, human resource, and 
communications infrastructure are also critical components of 
this appropriation and are vital to maintaining adequate levels 
of customer service and the post-filing processes necessary for 
the tax system to function.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,722,000,000 for Operations 
Support for fiscal year 2020. The Committee remains concerned 
that the IRS continues to supplement this appropriations 
account with the vast majority of its user fees.
    Information Technology Reports.--The Committee directs the 
IRS to submit quarterly reports on particular major project 
activities to the Committees on Appropriations and the GAO, no 
later than 30 days following the end of each calendar quarter 
in fiscal year 2020. 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 3 months; 
the anticipated costs and schedules for the upcoming 3 months; 
and the total expected costs to complete the major information 
technology project activities. In addition, the quarterly 
report should clearly explain when 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 the IRS's IT investments to ensure the 
cost, schedule, and scope goals of the projects are 
transparent. The Committee further directs GAO to review and 
provide an annual report to the Committees evaluating the cost 
and schedule of activities of all major IRS information 
technology projects for the year, with particular focus on the 
projects about which the IRS is submitting quarterly reports to 
the Committee.
    Federal Contractor Tax Check System.--Since fiscal year 
2015, the Financial Services and General Government 
appropriations acts have included a government-wide provision 
prohibiting Federal agencies from using appropriated funds to 
enter into contracts with entities that have qualifying Federal 
tax debts unless certain circumstances are met. This provision 
effectuates the straightforward proposition that contractors 
that ignore their Federal tax liabilities should not be allowed 
to enrich themselves with taxpayer dollars. Unfortunately, the 
Committee has serious concerns about agencies' compliance with 
this provision. In an April 2019 study, GAO reported widespread 
noncompliance, and potential violations of the Antideficiency 
Act, at some of the largest Federal agencies (GAO-19-243).
    In order to better effectuate the government-wide 
provision, the Committee recommendation provides that, of the 
amounts appropriated to the IRS for Operations Support, not 
less than $10,000,000 shall be available for the development of 
a vendor tax check application. The application should be 
capable of producing an authenticated electronic certification 
stating that the entity does or does not have a tax debt (1) 
which has been assessed; (2) which is greater than $52,000; and 
(3) with respect to which a notice of lien has been filed 
pursuant to section 6323 and the administrative rights under 
section 6320 with respect to such filing have been exhausted or 
have lapsed, or a levy is made pursuant to section 6331. 
Consistent with exemptions in the existing government-wide 
appropriations provision, the certification should not report a 
debt that is being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an 
agreement to which the entity is a party under section 6159 or 
7122, or a debt with respect to which collection is suspended 
with respect to the entity because a due process hearing under 
section 6330 is requested or pending.
    The IRS is directed to provide the Committee a quarterly 
update on the status of the tax check application.
    Taxpayer Correspondence Delivery Tracking.--Letters mailed 
by the IRS and returned as undeliverable-as-addressed cost 
millions of dollars each year in wasted postage and employee 
handling time. The Committee understands the IRS is in the 
initial stages of the Taxpayer Correspondence Delivery Tracking 
initiative, aligning IRS IT systems with free services offered 
by the U.S. Postal Service. The modest investment in this 
initiative will produce substantial savings over time, and the 
Committee encourages the IRS to continue to implement this 
common sense reform.

                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $150,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     290,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     150,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Business Systems Modernization appropriation provides 
resources for the planning and capital asset acquisition of 
information technology to modernize the IRS business systems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $150,000,000 for Business Systems 
Modernization for fiscal year 2020. This amount is equal to the 
fiscal year 2019 enacted level.
    The Committee expects the IRS to continue to submit 
quarterly reports to the Committees and GAO during fiscal year 
2020, no later than 30 days following the end of each calendar 
quarter. These reports should 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 3 months; the anticipated costs and 
schedules for the upcoming 3 months; and the total expected 
costs to complete major IT investments. In addition, the 
quarterly report should clearly explain when 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 major IT 
investments to ensure the cost, schedule, and scope goals of 
the projects are transparent. The Committee further directs GAO 
to review and provide an annual report to the Committee 
evaluating the cost and schedule of major IT investments for 
the year, as well as an assessment of the functionality 
achieved.

          ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee includes 11 administrative provisions as 
follows:
    Section 101 continues a provision allowing the IRS to 
transfer certain percentages of appropriations made available 
to the agency in fiscal year 2019 to any other IRS 
appropriation, upon the advance approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Section 102 continues a provision maintaining a training 
program in taxpayers' rights and cross-cultural relations.
    Section 103 continues a provision requiring the IRS to 
institute and enforce policies and procedures, which will 
safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer information and 
protect taxpayers against identity theft.
    Section 104 continues a provision directing that funds 
shall be available for improved facilities and increased 
staffing to support sufficient and effective 1-800 help line 
services for taxpayers including enhanced response time to 
taxpayer communications, particularly for victims of tax-
related crimes.
    Section 105 continues a provision requiring 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 continues a provision that prohibits the use of 
funds by the IRS to target United States citizens for 
exercising any right guaranteed under the First Amendment to 
the Constitution.
    Section 107 continues a provision that prohibits the use of 
funds by the IRS to target groups for regulatory scrutiny based 
on their ideological beliefs.
    Section 108 continues a provision that requires the IRS to 
comply with procedures on conference spending as recommended by 
the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
    Section 109 continues provision that prohibits the use of 
funds to give bonuses or hire former employees without 
consideration of conduct and compliance with Federal tax laws.
    Section 110 continues a provision that prohibits the use of 
funds to violate the confidentiality of tax returns.
    Section 111 continues a provision which prohibits funds for 
pre-populated returns.

         Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The Committee includes 14 administrative provisions, as 
follows:
    Section 112 authorizes certain basic services within the 
Treasury Department in fiscal year 2020, including purchase of 
uniforms; maintenance, repairs, and cleaning; purchase of 
insurance for official motor vehicles operated in foreign 
countries; and contracting with the Department of State for 
health and medical services to employees and their dependents 
serving in foreign countries.
    Section 113 authorizes transfers, up to 2 percent, between 
Departmental Offices, Office of Terrorism and Financial 
Intelligence, Office of Inspector General, Special Inspector 
General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, 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 2 percent, between 
the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General 
for Tax Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 115 prohibits the Department of the Treasury and 
the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from redesigning the $1 
Federal Reserve Note.
    Section 116 authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to 
transfer funds from Salaries and Expenses, Bureau of the Fiscal 
Service, to the Debt Collection Fund as necessary to cover the 
costs of debt collection. Such amounts shall be reimbursed to 
the Salaries and Expenses account from debt collections 
received in the Debt Collection Fund.
    Section 117 requires prior approval for the construction 
and operation of a museum by the United States Mint.
    Section 118 prohibits the merger of the United States Mint 
and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without prior approval 
of the committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 119 authorizes the Department's intelligence 
activities.
    Section 120 permits the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to 
use not to exceed $5,000 from the Industrial Revolving Fund for 
reception and representation expenses.
    Section 121 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to 
develop an annual Capital Investment Plan.
    Section 122 continues a provision that requires a report on 
the Department's Franchise Fund.
    Section 123 continues a provision which prohibits the 
Department from finalizing any regulation related to the 
standards used to determine the tax-exempt status of a 
501(c)(4) organization.
    Section 124 continues a provision that requires quarterly 
reports of the Office of Financial Research and Office of 
Financial Stability.
    Section 125 is a new provision that provides funding for 
the digitization of unclaimed U.S. savings bonds.

                                TITLE II

    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE 
                               PRESIDENT

                            The White House

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $55,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      55,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      55,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The ``Salaries and Expenses'' account of The White House 
provides staff assistance and administrative services for the 
direct support of the President. The White House also serves as 
the President's representative before the media. In accordance 
with 3 U.S.C. 105, The White House office also supports and 
assists the activities of the spouse of the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $55,000,000 
for The White House, Salaries and Expenses. The recommendation 
is equal to the budget request.
    American Grown Flowers.--The Committee encourages the White 
House to adopt an American-grown policy for cut flowers and 
greens displayed at the White House to support American 
farmers, retailers, wholesalers, florists, and their employees 
who rely on the American-grown cut flower industry.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $13,081,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      13,081,000
Committee recommendation................................      13,081,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    These funds provide for the care, maintenance, and 
operating expenses of the Executive Residence at the White 
House and the official and ceremonial functions of the 
President. The Executive Residence includes the White House and 
grounds, used as the home of the President and the President's 
family.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $13,081,000 
for the Executive Residence at the White House. The Committee 
recommendation is equal to the fiscal year 2020 request. The 
bill also continues certain restrictions on reimbursable 
expenses for use of the Executive Residence.

                   White House Repair and Restoration

Appropriations, 2019....................................        $750,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................         750,000
Committee recommendation................................         750,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account funds the repair, alteration, and improvement 
of the Executive Residence at the White House, including 
resolution of health and safety issues, required maintenance, 
and continued preventative maintenance.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $750,000 for 
White House Repair and Restoration, equal to the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level and the budget request.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $4,187,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       4,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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 the preparation of the 
annual Economic Report of the President to Congress.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,000,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Council of Economic Advisers. This 
amount is equal to the budget request.

        National Security Council and Homeland Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $12,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      11,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,500,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The National Security Council advises the President in 
integrating domestic, foreign, and military policies related to 
national security, and the Homeland Security Council advises 
the President in coordinating homeland security-related 
policies across the Government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,500,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the National Security Council 
and the Homeland Security Council. This amount is equal to the 
budget request.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $100,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      94,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      94,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Administration provides administrative 
services to the Executive Office of the President [EOP]. These 
services, defined by Executive Order 12028 of 1977, include 
financial, personnel, library and records services, information 
management systems support, and general office services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $94,000,000 
for the Office of Administration for fiscal year 2020. This 
amount is equal to the budget request.
    The Committee's recommendation includes not to exceed 
$12,800,000 to remain available until expended for 
modernization of the information technology infrastructure 
within the Executive Office of the President.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $103,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     101,600,000
Committee recommendation................................     101,600,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Management and Budget [OMB] assists the 
President in the discharge of his budgetary, management, and 
other executive responsibilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $101,600,000 
for OMB. The Committee expects OMB to utilize its resources to 
respond in a timely and complete manner to requests from 
Congress, in particular requests related to program funding and 
operations.
    Apportionment.--The Committee supports an apportionment 
process that deters agencies from spending at a rate that would 
exhaust program resources before the end of the fiscal year. In 
addition, the Committee recognizes that, on occasion, there may 
be valid programmatic reasons for delays in apportionment. 
However, in an increasing number of situations, the Committee 
has observed OMB imposing apportionment restrictions that 
exceed such reasonable circumstances and needlessly delay or 
obstruct agency obligation of appropriated funds. Therefore, 
the Committee expects OMB to promptly apportion appropriated 
funds or to make the Committee aware of any situation that 
warrants a delay in apportionment.
    Government-Wide Provisions.--The bill includes a variety of 
general provisions that apply to all Federal agencies that 
receive funds through the appropriations process. These 
provisions address a number of issues, including workplace 
policies on illegal drug use, limitations on use of funds for 
office renovations or the purchase of passenger motor vehicles, 
improper Internet use, and limitations on funding for 
conferences. The Committee agrees that the responsibility to 
enforce these provisions lies primarily with the individual 
agencies. However, the Committee believes that OMB should be 
responsible for ensuring that all agencies are aware of these 
government-wide provisions, as well as any bill-wide provisions 
that may be applicable, and that agencies have the necessary 
policies and procedures in place to comply with these 
requirements. The bill includes an administration provision 
that addresses awareness of and compliance with these 
provisions.
    Congressional Budget Justifications.--The Committee 
encourages OMB to utilize a central online repository that 
makes the congressional budget justifications for all 
departments and agencies publicly available and published in 
machine readable formats.
    Agency Network Security.--The Committee has made 
significant investments in network security at departments and 
agencies across the government through the National 
Cybersecurity Protection System [NCPS] and the Continuous 
Diagnostics and Mitigation [CDM] Program. These programs 
enhance the security posture of the Federal Government and 
provide departments and agencies the capability to assess 
vulnerabilities and threats to their networks. OMB Memorandum 
M-19-02 provides agency guidance on CDM implementation to 
enhance the overall security posture of the Federal Government. 
As responsibilities for funding certain aspects of NCPS and CDM 
shift from the Department of Homeland Security to Federal 
agencies, it is important for agencies to prioritize these 
responsibilities and for the Committee to be aware of these 
resource requirements. Within 60 days of enactment of this act, 
OMB is directed to provide a report of fiscal year 2021 
resource requirements delineated by department and agency 
relating to NCPS, CDM, and any related systems or programs 
associated with Federal network security. This report shall 
also include the unobligated balance of funds to be carried 
over from the prior fiscal year to the budget year, the 
unobligated balance of funds to be carried over from the budget 
year to the budget year plus 1, and the total amount that has 
been previously obligated or will be required for such systems 
and programs for all prior years, the current year, and the 
budget year.
    Biodefense Activities.--The Committee again directs OMB to 
conduct a detailed analysis of the Administration's budget for 
biodefense activities as part of the annual budget process. 
Such analysis should display all funds requested for biodefense 
activities, both mandatory and discretionary, by agency and 
categorized by biodefense enterprise element (threat awareness, 
prevention, deterrence, preparedness, surveillance and 
detection, response, attribution, recovery, and mitigation), 
and bioforensic capabilities. Funding identified by this 
analysis should be accompanied by detailed explanations of how 
they align with long-term biodefense goals (as identified by 
the strategy described under section 104 of title 6, United 
States Code). This detailed analysis should be submitted to 
Congress concurrently with the President's budget request.
    Conferences.--The Committee continues a provision in title 
VII of the bill requiring agencies to report annually to their 
inspector general or senior ethics officer on conferences 
costing more than $100,000 and to notify the same official of 
conferences costing more than $20,000 within 15 days of a 
conference. The provision also prohibits funding for any travel 
and conference activities that are not in compliance with OMB 
Memorandum M-12-12 or any subsequent revisions to that 
memorandum. This memorandum requires agencies to report 
conference expenditures in excess of $100,000 on agency 
websites.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $18,400,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      16,400,000
Committee recommendation................................      16,400,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of National Drug Control Policy [ONDCP], 
established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, and 
reauthorized by Public Law 115-271, is charged with developing 
policies, objectives, and priorities for the National Drug 
Control Program. In addition, ONDCP administers the High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program, the Drug-Free 
Communities Support Program, and several other related 
initiatives.
    This account provides funding for personnel compensation, 
travel, and other basic operations of the Office, and for 
general policy research to support the formulation of the 
National Drug Control Strategy.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $16,400,000 
for ONDCP's salaries and expenses. The Committee rejects 
proposals to transfer the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas 
[HIDTA] and Drug-Free Communities programs to the Drug 
Enforcement Agency and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration, respectively.
    National Drug Control Strategy and the SUPPORT Act.--The 
Committee notes that ONDCP did not submit a National Drug 
Control Strategy in 2017 or 2018, and was delayed in submitting 
one for 2019, and that some information therein was lacking. As 
a result, the Committee is concerned about ONDCP's plans to 
meet new requirements under the Substance Use-Disorder 
Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for 
Patients and Communities [SUPPORT] Act (Public Law 115-271), 
enacted in October 2018, and in particular, the requirements 
related to the drug control Data Dashboard. The Committee urges 
ONDCP to provide quarterly written updates to the Committee on 
the status of implementation of the Data Dashboard authorized 
by the SUPPORT Act.

                     FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

             HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $280,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................     280,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The HIDTA program was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse 
Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690) to provide assistance to 
Federal, State, and local law enforcement entities operating in 
those areas most adversely affected by drug trafficking.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $280,000,000 
for the HIDTA program. The Committee directs that funding shall 
be provided for the existing HIDTAs at no less than the fiscal 
year 2019 level.
    ONDCP is directed to consult with the HIDTAs in advance of 
deciding programmatic spending allocations for discretionary 
(supplemental) funding, taking particular note of areas with 
the highest rates of overdose deaths.
    The Committee recommendation specifies that up to 
$2,700,000 may be used for auditing services and associated 
activities.
    Opioid Addiction.--As prescription drug monitoring programs 
reduce illicit access to prescription drugs, those struggling 
with substance abuse disorders who are no longer able to obtain 
or afford prescription opioids often turn to heroin and other 
opioids. The Committee recognizes the prevalence of opioid 
addiction and the resultant increase in trafficking of and 
addiction to heroin and other emergent threats such as 
fentanyl. The Committee encourages ONDCP, in consultation with 
the HIDTA Directors, to prioritize discretionary funds to aid 
States that have identified heroin and opioid addiction as an 
emergent threat, and have developed and implemented community 
responses to combat addiction to heroin and other opioids. 
ONDCP and HIDTAs enable necessary coordination of law 
enforcement efforts and support for State and local law 
enforcement, and must continue to play a significant role in 
the eradication of heroin and prescription drug diversion.

                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $118,327,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      12,101,000
Committee recommendation................................     118,970,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account is for other drug control activities 
authorized by the Office of National Drug Control Policy 
Reauthorization Act of 1998, as amended through Public Law 115-
271. The funds appropriated to the program support high-
priority drug control programs and may be transferred to drug 
control agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $118,970,000 
for Other Federal Drug Control Programs. Within this amount, 
the Committee provides the following funding levels:

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                                                             Amount
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Drug-Free Communities Support Program.................      $100,000,000
    National Community Anti-Drug Coalition training...         2,000,000
Drug court training, including standards training, and         2,000,000
 technical assistance.................................
Anti-doping activities................................        10,000,000
World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA].......................         2,720,000
Model Acts Program....................................         1,250,000
Activities authorized by Public Law 114-198, section           3,000,000
 103..................................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Drug-Free Communities Support Program.--The Drug-Free 
Communities [DFC] Support Program provides dollar-for-dollar 
matching grants of up to $125,000 to local coalitions that 
mobilize their communities to prevent youth alcohol, tobacco, 
illicit drug, and inhalant abuse. Such grants support 
coalitions of youth; parents; media; law enforcement; school 
officials; faith-based organizations; fraternal organizations; 
State, local, and tribal government agencies; healthcare 
professionals; and other community representatives. The DFC 
Support Program enables these coalitions to strengthen their 
coordination and prevention efforts, encourage citizen 
participation in substance abuse reduction efforts, and 
disseminate information about effective programs. The Committee 
provides $100,000,000 for the continuation of the DFC Support 
Program.
    The Committee is aware that ONDCP has considered new 
Federal partners in co-administration of the DFC Support 
Program. Such relationships are not immutable, and new 
participants may promote innovation. However, any changes 
should be planned well in advance, with early notice to all 
stakeholders, so as to mitigate any negative impacts to DFC 
coalitions. The Committee is concerned that the maximum number 
of grants based on funding provided may not be awarded. The 
Committee expects ONDCP to work with the administrating agency 
that can award the most grants in fiscal year 2020.
    The Committee includes a provision in the bill directing 
ONDCP to provide $2,000,000 of DFC Support Program funds for 
training and related purposes as authorized by section 4 of 
Public Law 107-82, as amended by section 8204 of Public Law 
115-271.
    World Anti-Doping Agency Governance.--Recent actions by the 
World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA] have raised serious questions 
about its credibility, independence, and accountability to 
athletes. The Committee supports ONDPC'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 report to the Committee, within 
180 days of the enactment of this act, on the implementation of 
WADA governance reforms necessary to enhance the role of 
athletes in WADA decision-making, increase the independence and 
transparency of its operations, and restore confidence in clean 
competition. This report will inform the Committee's 
consideration of future appropriations for U.S. membership 
fees.

                          Unanticipated Needs

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $1,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       1,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    These funds enable the President to meet unanticipated 
exigencies in support of the national interest, security, or 
defense.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,000,000, which is the same as 
the request.

             Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

Appropriations, 2019....................................................
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      $1,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,300,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement 
Coordinator [IPEC] is focused on promoting and protecting the 
Nation's innovative economy. The Office coordinates and 
develops the United States' overall intellectual property 
policy and strategy, to promote innovation and creativity, and 
to ensure effective intellectual property protection and 
enforcement domestically and abroad.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,300,000, which is $300,000 more 
than the request. The Committee continues to strongly support 
the IPEC, including its important work promoting private sector 
efforts to reduce online copyright infringement. IPEC has 
previously been funded from the appropriation for OMB. The 
Committee supports a separate appropriation for IPEC in fiscal 
year 2020.

              Information Technology Oversight and Reform


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $28,500,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      15,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The goal of the Information Technology Oversight and Reform 
[ITOR] program is to drive value in Federal IT investments by 
making smarter investment decisions and reducing waste, 
duplication, and inefficient uses of IT through data-driven 
investment management, deliver digital services to 25 Federal 
agencies, and protect IT assets and information by improving 
oversight of Federal cybersecurity practices.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $15,000,000 for the ITOR program, 
which is equal to the budget request. This amount is equal to 
the budget request.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $4,288,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       4,288,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,288,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation provides for staff and expenses to 
enable the Vice President to provide assistance to the 
President in connection with the performance of executive 
duties and responsibilities. These funds also support the 
official activities of the spouse of the Vice President. The 
Vice President also has a staff funded by the Senate to assist 
him in the performance of his legislative duties.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,288,000 for 
special assistance to the President. This amount is equal to 
the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and the budget request.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................        $302,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................         302,000
Committee recommendation................................         302,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $302,000 for 
the official residence of the Vice President. This amount is 
equal to the budget request and the fiscal year 2019 enacted 
level.

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


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 201 continues a provision that provides flexibility 
in the use of funds in accounts under the EOP.
    Section 202 requires the Director of the OMB to include a 
statement of budgetary impact with any Executive order issued 
during fiscal year 2020.
    Section 203 requires the Director of the OMB to issue a 
memorandum relating to compliance with title VII of this act.

                               TITLE III

                             THE JUDICIARY

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Established under Article III of the Constitution, the 
judicial branch of the Federal Government is a separate but 
equal branch. The Federal judiciary consists of the Supreme 
Court, United States Courts of Appeals, District Courts, 
Bankruptcy Courts, Court of International Trade, Court of 
Federal Claims, and several other entities and programs. The 
organization of the judiciary, the district and circuit 
boundaries, the places of holding court, and the number of 
Federal judges are legislated by the Congress and signed into 
law by the President.
    The Committee's recommended funding levels support the 
Federal judiciary's role of providing equal justice under the 
law and include sufficient funds to support this critical 
mission. The recommended funding level includes the salaries of 
judges and support staff and the operation and security of our 
Nation's courts.
    The judicial branch is subject to the same funding 
constraints facing the executive and legislative branches. It 
is imperative that the Federal judiciary devote its resources 
primarily to the retention of staff. Further, it is also 
important that the judiciary contain controllable costs such as 
travel, construction, and other expenses.

                   Supreme Court of the United States

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $84,703,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      87,699,000
Committee recommendation................................      87,699,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Supreme Court consists of nine justices 
appointed under Article III of the Constitution of the United 
States, one of whom is appointed as Chief Justice of the United 
States. The Supreme Court acts as the final arbiter in the 
Federal court system.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $87,699,000 
for the salaries and expenses of personnel, and the costs of 
operating the Supreme Court, excluding the care of the building 
and grounds. The Committee's recommendation is equal to the 
budget request.

                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $15,999,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      16,390,000
Committee recommendation................................      16,390,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Care of the Building and Grounds, for expenditure by the 
Architect of the Capitol, provides for the structural and 
mechanical care of the United States Supreme Court Building and 
Grounds, including maintenance and operation of mechanical, 
electrical, and electronic equipment.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $16,390,000 
for personnel and other services related to the Supreme Court 
building and grounds, which is supervised by the Architect of 
the Capitol.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $32,016,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      32,983,000
Committee recommendation................................      32,683,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 
was established on October 1, 1982, under Article III of the 
Constitution. The court was formed by the merger of the United 
States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the appellate 
division of the United States Court of Claims. The court 
consists of 12 judges who are appointed by the President, with 
the advice and consent of the Senate. Judges are appointed to 
the court under Article III of the Constitution of the United 
States.
    The Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction in a 
variety of subjects, including international trade, Government 
contracts, patents, certain claims for money from the United 
States Government, Federal personnel, and veterans' benefits. 
Appeals to the court come from all Federal district courts, the 
United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court 
of International Trade, and the United States Court of Veterans 
Appeals. The court also takes appeals of certain administrative 
agencies' decisions, including the Merit Systems Protection 
Board, the Board of Contract Appeals, the Board of Patent 
Appeals and Interferences, and the Trademark Trial and Appeals 
Board. Decisions of the United States International Trade 
Commission, the Office of Compliance of the United States 
Congress, and the Government Accountability Office Personnel 
Appeals Board are also reviewable by the court.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $32,683,000.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $18,882,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      19,930,000
Committee recommendation................................      19,187,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Court of International Trade, located in 
New York City, consists of nine Article III judges. The Court 
has exclusive nationwide jurisdiction over civil actions 
brought against the United States, its agencies and officers, 
and certain civil actions brought by the United States, arising 
out of import transactions and the administration and 
enforcement of the Federal customs and international trade 
laws.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $19,187,000.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $5,144,383,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   5,383,970,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,182,654,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Salaries and Expenses is one of four accounts that provide 
total funding for the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and 
Other Judicial Services. In addition to funding the salaries of 
judges and support staff, this account also funds the operating 
costs of appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, the Court 
of Federal Claims, and probation and pretrial services offices.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,182,654,000 
for salaries and expenses.

                 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $8,475,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       9,012,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,070,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Enacted by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 
1986 (Public Law 99-660), the Vaccine Injury Compensation 
Program is a Federal no-fault program designed to resolve a 
perceived crisis in vaccine tort liability claims that 
threatened the continued availability of childhood vaccines 
nationwide. The statute's primary intention is the creation of 
a more efficient adjudicatory mechanism that ensures a no-fault 
compensation result for those allegedly injured or killed by 
certain covered vaccines. This program protects the 
availability of vaccines in the United States by diverting a 
substantial number of claims from the tort arena.
    Not only did this act create a special fund to pay 
judgments awarded under the act, but it also created the Office 
of Special Masters within the United States Court of Federal 
Claims to hear vaccine injury cases. The act stipulates that up 
to eight special masters may be appointed for this purpose. The 
special masters' expenditures are reimbursed to the judiciary 
for vaccine injury cases from a special fund set up under the 
act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,070,000. 
The recommendation is consistent with the Judiciary's 
reestimate of its request.

                           DEFENDER SERVICES

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $1,150,450,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   1,234,574,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,234,574,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Defender Services program ensures the right to counsel 
guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the 
Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. 3006A(e)), and other 
congressional mandates for those who cannot afford to retain 
counsel and other necessary defense services. The Criminal 
Justice Act provides that courts appoint counsel from Federal 
public and community defender organizations or from a panel of 
private attorneys established by the court. The Defender 
Services program helps to maintain public confidence in the 
Nation's commitment to equal justice under the law and ensures 
the successful operation of the constitutionally based 
adversary system of justice by which Federal criminal laws and 
federally guaranteed rights are enforced.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,234,574,000.

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $49,750,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      51,851,000
Committee recommendation................................      50,745,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides for the statutory fees and allowances 
of grand and petit jurors and for the compensation of jury and 
land commissioners. Budgetary requirements depend primarily 
upon the volume and the length of jury trials demanded by 
parties to both civil and criminal actions and the number of 
grand juries being convened by the courts at the request of the 
United States Attorneys.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $50,745,000.

                             COURT SECURITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $607,110,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     641,273,000
Committee recommendation................................     641,108,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Court Security appropriation was established in 1983 
and funds the necessary expenses incident to the provision of 
protective guard services, and the procurement, installation, 
and maintenance of security systems and equipment for United 
States courthouses and other facilities housing Federal court 
operations, including building access control, inspection of 
mail and packages, directed security patrols, perimeter 
security provided by the Federal Protective Service, and other 
similar activities as authorized by section 1010 of the 
Judicial Improvement and Access to Justice Act (Public Law 100-
702).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $641,108,000. 
The recommendation is $33,998,000 above the fiscal year 2019 
funding level and consistent with Judiciary's reestimate of its 
request.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $92,413,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      96,945,000
Committee recommendation................................      94,261,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Administrative Office [AO] of the United States Courts 
was created in 1939 by an Act of Congress. It serves the 
Federal judiciary in carrying out its constitutional mission to 
provide equal justice under the law. Beyond providing numerous 
services to the Federal courts, the AO provides support and 
staff counsel to the Judicial Conference of the United States 
and its committees, and implements Judicial Conference policies 
as well as applicable Federal statutes and regulations. The AO 
is the focal point for communication and coordination within 
the Federal judiciary and with Congress, the executive branch, 
and the public on behalf of the judiciary.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $94,261,000.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $29,819,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      30,736,000
Committee recommendation................................      30,436,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Judicial Center, located in Washington, DC, 
improves the management of Federal judicial dockets and court 
administration through education for judges and staff, and 
research, evaluation, and planning assistance for the courts 
and the Judicial Conference. The Center's responsibilities 
include educating judges and other judicial branch personnel 
about legal developments, efficient litigation management, and 
court administration. Additionally, the Center analyzes the 
efficacy of case and court management procedures and ensures 
the Federal judiciary is aware of the methods of best practice.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,436,000.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $18,953,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      19,265,000
Committee recommendation................................      19,670,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Sentencing Commission establishes, 
reviews, and revises sentencing guidelines, policies, and 
practices for the Federal criminal justice system. The 
Commission is also required to monitor the operation of the 
guidelines and to identify and report necessary changes to the 
Congress.
    Victim Notification.--The U.S. Sentencing Commission's 
Office of General Counsel, in its January 2019 paper on the 
rights of victims of crime, observed that ``[a]n essential 
component of the Crime Victims' Rights Act is its provision 
affording crime victims the `right to reasonable, accurate, and 
timely notice of any public court proceeding, or any parole 
proceeding, involving the crime or of any release or escape of 
the accused.''' The Committee strongly supports the statutory 
rights of the victims of crime, particularly with respect to 
notification. The Committee directs the Commission to consider 
strengthening its sentencing guidelines for the judicial branch 
relating to victim notification and to brief the Committee, 
within 3 months of the enactment of this act, on how its 
guidelines, policy statements, and official commentaries 
effectuate the victim notification requirements required by 
law.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $19,670,000. 
The recommendation is consistent with the Judiciary's 
reestimate of its request.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends the following administrative 
provisions for the judiciary:
    Section 301 allows the judiciary to expend funds for the 
employment of experts and consultative services.
    Section 302 allows the judiciary, subject to the 
Committee's reprogramming procedures, to transfer up to 5 
percent between appropriations, but limits to 10 percent the 
amount that may be transferred into any one appropriation.
    Section 303 limits official reception and representation 
expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of the United 
States to no more than $11,000.
    Section 304 grants the judicial branch the same tenant 
alteration authorities as the executive branch.
    Section 305 provides continued authority for a court 
security pilot program.
    Section 306 extends for 1 year the authorization of a 
temporary judgeship in Kansas, Missouri, Alabama, Arizona, 
Florida, New Mexico, Texas, California, North Carolina, and 
Hawaii.

                                TITLE IV

                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

                            Federal Payments

                             FEDERAL FUNDS

    The Appropriations Committees have a special relationship 
with the District of Columbia that is unlike any other city in 
the country. Under the National Capital Revitalization and 
Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33), 
the Federal Government is required to fund the court operations 
of the District of Columbia, offender and defendant 
supervision, and defendant representation. Title IV of this act 
provides Federal payments to meet these statutory obligations. 
Title IV also includes other Federal payments to fund 
initiatives in areas including education and security.
    Death with Dignity.--Congress has expressly forbidden the 
use of Federal funding for purposes related to assisted suicide 
under the Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997 
(Public Law 105-12). The Committee remains concerned that the 
Death with Dignity Act of 2016 (D.C. Law 21-182) puts our 
Nation's most vulnerable--people who are elderly, disabled, or 
fighting mental illness--at risk. As such, the Chief Financial 
Officer for the District of Columbia shall submit a report to 
the Committee to certify that no Federal funds are used to 
implement D.C. Law 21-182 in the District of Columbia in 
contravention of existing law. The District shall also report 
to the Committees on Appropriations on the number of lethal 
prescriptions prescribed during the fiscal year, the number of 
patients that actually consumed the medication and the cause of 
death that was listed on the death certificate.

              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $40,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................      15,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Resident Tuition Support program was created by the 
District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999 (Public Law 
106-98). The program provides grants of up to $10,000 annually 
for undergraduate District students to attend eligible public 
2-year and 4-year colleges and universities nationwide. The 
grants are applied toward the cost of the difference between 
in-State and out-of-State tuition. Grants of up to $2,500 are 
provided for students to attend private institutions in the 
D.C. metropolitan area and private historically Black colleges 
and universities nationwide.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $15,000,000 
for the resident tuition support program. In addition to 
accessing unobligated balances available to the program, the 
District of Columbia can contribute local funds to this program 
for District residents.

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

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $12,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      11,400,000
Committee recommendation................................      18,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This Federal payment provides funds for emergency planning 
and security costs related to the presence of the Federal 
Government in the District of Columbia and surrounding 
jurisdictions.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $18,000,000, 
for emergency planning and security costs.

           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $258,394,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     270,703,000
Committee recommendation................................     233,394,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Pursuant to the National Capital Revitalization and Self-
Government Improvement Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33, title 
XI), the Federal Government provides funding for the District 
of Columbia Courts, the judicial branch of the District of 
Columbia government. This Federal payment to the District of 
Columbia Courts funds the operations of the District of 
Columbia Court of Appeals, Superior Court, the Court System, 
and the Capital Improvement Program. By law, the annual budget 
includes estimates of the expenditures for the operations of 
the Courts prepared by the Joint Committee on Judicial 
Administration, the Court's policy-making body, as well as the 
President's recommendation for funding the Courts' operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment to the District 
of Columbia Courts of $233,394,000. This amount includes 
$14,094,000 for the Court of Appeals, $122,400,000 for the 
Superior Court, $73,900,000 for the Court System, and 
$23,000,000 for capital improvements to courthouse facilities.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR DEFENDER SERVICES IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $46,005,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      46,005,000
Committee recommendation................................      46,005,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The District of Columbia Courts appoint and compensate 
attorneys to represent persons who are financially unable to 
obtain such representation. The Defender Services programs 
provide counsel for indigent persons who are charged with 
criminal offenses, for family proceedings involving child 
abuse, neglect, and termination of parental rights, and for 
guardianship proceedings for protection of mentally 
incapacitated individuals and minors whose parents are 
deceased.
    In addition to legal representation, these programs provide 
indigent persons with services such as transcripts of court 
proceedings, expert witness testimony, foreign and sign 
language interpretation, and investigations and genetic 
testing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

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

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

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $256,724,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     248,524,000
Committee recommendation................................     242,524,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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 (Public Law 105-33, title 
XI). CSOSA acquired the operational responsibilities for the 
former District agencies in charge of probation and parole, and 
houses the Pretrial Services Agency within its framework. The 
mission of CSOSA is to increase public safety, prevent crime, 
reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of 
justice in close collaboration with the community.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $242,524,000, 
which is the same as the request. Of this amount, $65,459,000 
is designated for the Pretrial Services Agency and $177,065,000 
is designated for the Community Supervision Program.

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

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $45,858,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      42,404,000
Committee recommendation................................      44,011,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 
an independent organization established by a District of 
Columbia statute (16 D.C. Code 2-1601-1608), has a distinct 
mission to provide and promote quality legal representation 
services within the District of Columbia justice system. PDS 
provides legal representation to indigent adults and children 
facing loss of liberty and provides support in the form of 
training, consultation, and legal reference services to members 
of the local bar appointed as counsel in criminal, juvenile, 
and mental health cases involving indigent individuals.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $44,011,000 
for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. 
While this amount is $1,847,000 below the enacted level, it 
represents a 5 percent increase to the organization's base 
appropriation as the fiscal year 2019 appropriation included 
$4,471,000 in non-recurring expenses associated with the 
headquarters move. This amount is $1,607,000 more than the 
budget request.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $2,150,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       1,805,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,805,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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 Information System [JUSTIS], which 
provides for the sharing of information with Federal and local 
law enforcement.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $1,805,000 to 
CJCC.
    The Committee acknowledges the importance of coordinating 
criminal justice policy and information among Federal and local 
partners operating within the District of Columbia. The 
Committee recognizes the importance of JUSTIS to facilitate the 
sharing of critical information with neighboring jurisdictions 
and regional partners by utilizing a consolidated data exchange 
system to provide real time information to multi-jurisdictional 
public safety and law enforcement agencies. The Committee 
recognizes that integrated technology is an indispensable tool 
employed by law enforcement, judicial, correctional, and 
supervising agencies and therefore supports increased funding 
for JUSTIS.

                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSIONS

Appropriations, 2019....................................        $565,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................         536,000
Committee recommendation................................         532,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Judicial Nomination Commission [JNC] 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 Commission on Judicial 
Disabilities and Tenure [CJDT] has jurisdiction over all judges 
of the Court of Appeals and Superior Court and makes 
determinations as to 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 $532,000 as a Federal payment for 
the judicial commissions, of which $254,000 is designated for 
the Judicial Nomination Commission and $278,000 is designated 
for the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure. This 
amount is the same as the budget request. Funds shall remain 
available until September 30, 2021.

                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $52,500,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      90,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      60,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    As authorized by Scholarships for Opportunity and Results 
Act and as part of a three-part comprehensive funding strategy, 
the District of Columbia receives funds for District of 
Columbia Public Schools [DCPS], public charter schools, and 
Opportunity Scholarships. The intent of this comprehensive 
funding approach was to ensure progress and improvement of DCPS 
and public charter schools, while ensuring continued funding to 
support the Opportunity Scholarship Program for students to 
attend private schools.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $60,000,000 
for school improvement. These funds are allocated as follows: 
$20,000,000 for District of Columbia Public Schools, 
$20,000,000 for Public Charter Schools, and $20,000,000 for 
Opportunity Scholarships.

              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE D.C. NATIONAL GUARD

Appropriations, 2019....................................        $435,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................         413,000
Committee recommendation................................         413,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Major General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of 
Columbia National Guard Retention and College Access Program 
provides tuition assistance for nonresident District of 
Columbia National Guard members.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $413,000 for 
the D.C. National Guard designated for the Major General David 
F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National Guard Retention 
and College Access Program. This amount is the same as the 
budget request.

                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR HIV/AIDS PREVENTION

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $3,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       4,750,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    There are approximately 15,000 people living with HIV in 
the District of Columbia. This appropriation supports the 
District's efforts to end the HIV epidemic.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation includes a Federal payment of 
$3,000,000 to support testing and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $8,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................       8,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Approximately one-third of the District of Columbia is 
served by a combined sewer system, constructed by the Federal 
Government in 1890, in which both sanitary waste and storm 
water flow through the same pipes. When the collection system 
or the Blue Plains treatment plant reach capacity, typically 
during periods of heavy rainfall, the system is designed to 
overflow the excess water. This mixture of sewage and storm 
water runoff is discharged to the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, 
Rock Creek, and tributary waters between 60 and 75 times each 
year. Under a judicial consent decree entered on March 23, 
2005, the Water and Sewer Authority is undertaking a 20-year, 
$2,600,000,000 sewer construction program to reduce combined 
sewer overflows [CSO]. The Clean Rivers Project includes deep 
underground storage tunnels, side tunnels to reduce flooding, 
pump station rehabilitation, and the elimination of over a 
dozen CSO outfalls along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers and 
Rock Creek. When completed in 2025, this project is expected to 
vastly improve water quality and significantly reduce 
contaminated discharges into and debris in our Nation's capital 
waterways as well as improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $8,000,000 to 
be matched by at least $8,000,000 provided by the Water and 
Sewer Authority, to continue implementation of the Long-Term 
Combined Sewer Overflow Control Plan.

                       District of Columbia Funds

    The Committee recommends, for the operating expenses of the 
District of Columbia, the amount as set forth in District of 
Columbia Bill 23-208, as may be amended.
    Budget Autonomy.--The Founding Fathers recognized the 
importance of establishing a seat for the Federal Government. 
Accordingly, article I, section 8 of the Constitution provides 
that Congress exercises ``exclusive Legislation in all Cases 
whatsoever'' in the District of Columbia. The Supreme Court has 
held in the case of Palmore v. United States that this clause 
vests Congress with ``plenary'' authority to exercise powers to 
legislate for all matters in the District. Pursuant to this 
Constitutional power, Congress enacted the District of Columbia 
Home Rule Act in 1973. The District government holds only the 
powers that Congress granted it through the Home Rule Act. 
Though that act granted the District substantial powers of 
local self-government, it expressly preserved Congressional 
authority to review and affirmatively approve all District 
obligations and expenditures. The Home Rule Act did not grant 
the Government of the District of Columbia authority to change 
the longstanding process through which the District Government 
transmits its budget request to the President for submission to 
Congress; all amounts--local or otherwise--becoming available 
for obligation or expenditure only in accordance with an act of 
Congress. Indeed, section 603 of the Home Rule Act explicitly 
provided that the act made ``no change in existing law, 
regulation, or basic procedure and practice relating to the 
respective roles of the Congress, the President, the Federal 
Office of Management and Budget, and the Comptroller General of 
the United States in the preparation, review, submission, 
examination, authorization, and appropriation of the total 
budget of the District of Columbia Government.'' Because 
section 603 is not part of the District Charter, it cannot be 
amended by the District Council or voters. Only an act of 
Congress may change the District's budget process. Furthermore, 
the Budget Autonomy Act had no effect on the applicability of 
the Antideficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 1341), which bars ``an 
officer or employee of the United States Government or of the 
District of Columbia government'' from incurring obligations or 
making expenditures that exceed the amount appropriated by law.

                                TITLE V

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

             Administrative Conference of the United States

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $3,100,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       3,100,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,250,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Administrative Conference of the United States [ACUS] 
is an independent agency and advisory committee created to 
study administrative processes in order to recommend 
improvements to Congress and agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,250,000 for ACUS for fiscal 
year 2020. The recommendation provides $150,000 above the 
budget request for activities required by section 4201 of 
Public Law 116-9, enacted on March 12, 2019.

                  Commodity Futures Trading Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $268,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     315,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     305,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] was 
established as an independent agency by the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 1389; 7 U.S.C. 4a). 
The Commission administers the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 
section 1, et seq.
    The CFTC oversees our Nation's futures, options, and swaps 
markets. The Commission's mission is to foster transparent, 
open, competitive and financially sound derivatives markets. 
Effective oversight by the CFTC protects market participants 
from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices, and protects 
the public and our economy from systemic risk related to 
derivatives.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $274,000,000 
for operating expenses of the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, which is $6,000,000 above the fiscal year 2019 
enacted level for these activities. The Committee 
recommendation includes increased funding to boost the CFTC's 
analytical expertise, cybersecurity capabilities, and financial 
technology to maximize the Commission's ability to oversee our 
Nation's swaps, futures, and options markets. The Committee 
recommendation also includes $3,200,000 for the Office of the 
Inspector General.
    In addition, the Committee provides $31,000,000 for move 
and replication costs associated with replacement leases for 
the Commission's Chicago, Kansas City, and New York regional 
offices.
    User Fees.--The Committee supports the Administration's 
proposal to collect user fees to fund a portion of the 
Commission's activities and reduce the amount of taxpayer 
resources necessary to support the CFTC. Pursuant to the 
Administration's request, the fees should be designed in a way 
that supports market access, liquidity, and the efficiency of 
the Nation's derivatives markets.
    Market for Renewable Identification Numbers.--A Renewable 
Identification Number [RIN] is a serial number attached to a 
batch of biofuel to track its production, use, and trading. In 
2016, the CFTC and the Environmental Protection Agency signed a 
memorandum of understanding to share confidential information 
relating to the RIN market. The CFTC is directed to collect 
additional data on RIN market behavior and report to the 
Committee within 180 days on potential changes to the market 
that could promote a stable and low price environment.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $127,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     127,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     127,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC] is an 
independent regulatory agency that was established on May 14, 
1973, and is responsible for protecting the public against 
unreasonable risks of injury from consumer products; assisting 
consumers to evaluate the comparative safety of consumer 
products; developing uniform safety standards for consumer 
products and minimizing conflicting State and local 
regulations; and promoting research and investigation into the 
causes and prevention of product-related deaths, illnesses, and 
injuries.
    In carrying out its mandate, the CPSC establishes mandatory 
product safety standards, where appropriate, to reduce the 
unreasonable risk of injury to consumers from consumer 
products; helps industry develop voluntary safety standards; 
bans unsafe products if it finds that a safety standard is not 
feasible; monitors recalls of defective products; informs and 
educates consumers about product hazards; conducts research and 
develops test methods; collects and publishes injury and hazard 
data; and promotes uniform product regulations by governmental 
units.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $127,000,000 for the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission, which is equal to the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level.
    Furniture Flammability Standards.--As the Commission 
considers upholstered furniture flammability standards, the 
Committee encourages the Commission to take steps to adopt as a 
national mandatory flammability standard for residential 
upholstered furniture the performance standards and test 
methods prescribed in California Technical Bulletin 117-2013, a 
standard that does not lead to the use of flame retardant 
chemicals. In 2012, the Commission released a study that 
indicates that flame retardant chemicals, as currently used in 
upholstered furniture foam, have no practical impact on 
flammability.
    Organohalogen Flame Retardants.--The Commission should 
consider the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and 
Medicine's report regarding a scoping plan for addressing 
organohalogen flame retardants in response to the petition to 
adopt mandatory standards under the Federal Hazardous 
Substances Act to protect consumers from health hazards caused 
by the use of non-polymeric, additive form, organohalogen flame 
retardants in children's products, furniture, mattresses, and 
the casings surrounding electronics, including proposals to 
consider certain subcategories when determining any safe, 
allowable uses.
    Furniture Tip-Overs.--Furniture tip-overs, particularly 
those involving televisions, remain a serious risk to children 
and consumers. According to a 2014 CPSC study, between 2011 and 
2013 an estimated annual average of 38,000 people were treated 
in U.S. hospital emergency departments for product instability 
or tip-over injuries related to televisions, furniture, and 
appliances. The same study reported that between 2000 and 2013 
there were 430 tip-over fatalities, 84 percent of which were 
suffered by children younger than age 18. The Committee 
encourages the Commission to support proposed changes to the 
voluntary standard to strengthen it by increasing the testing 
weight and including additional storage units covered by the 
regulations.
    Youth Sports Concussions.--The Committee is concerned with 
the growth of diagnosed traumatic brain injuries for children 
participating in various sports. According to the Centers for 
Disease Control, in 2012, 329,290 children were treated for 
sports and recreation-related injuries that included a 
diagnosis of a concussion. The Committee notes that research 
supported by the National Operating Committee on Standards for 
Athletic Equipment is expected to inform the standards 
development process for football helmets, including youth 
helmets. The Committee expects the Commission to monitor the 
standards development process and provide support to expedite 
the development of safer standards that will reduce the risk of 
youth sports concussions.
    Data Analytics.--The Commission collects and analyzes a 
wide range of data from a variety of sources for factual basis 
to identify hazards to consumers. The Committee supports the 
Commission's efforts to develop an agency-wide data management 
and analytics strategy and hiring or designating a Chief Data 
Officer or Chief Technologist within the enacted full-time 
equivalent level.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

    Section 501 continues a prohibition of 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)

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $9,200,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      11,995,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,995,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Election Assistance Commission [EAC] was created by the 
Help America Vote Act of 2002 [HAVA] (Public Law 107-252) and 
is charged with implementing provisions of that act relating to 
the reform of Federal election administration.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $11,995,000 for EAC's salaries and 
expenses, of which $2,400,000 is for the relocation of the 
agency. The Committee bill requires that $1,500,000 of these 
funds be transferred to the National Institute for Standards 
and Technology [NIST] for technical assistance related to the 
development of voluntary State voting systems guidelines.
    Within 30 days of the transfer, the Director of NIST (or 
designee) shall provide to the Executive Director (or Acting) 
of the EAC and the Committee an expenditure plan for the funds 
that includes: (1) the number and position title and office of 
each staff person doing work and amount of time each staff 
person spends on that work; (2) the specific tasks accomplished 
including length of time needed to accomplish the task; (3) an 
explanation of expenditures, including contracts and grants, 
and use of the EAC funding transferred to NIST (including 
enumeration of funds); and (4) an explanation of how the work 
accomplished relates to mandated activities under HAVA. 
Finally, the Executive Director (or Acting) of the EAC and 
Director of NIST (or designee) shall work together to set 
priorities for the work outlined in order to meet timelines.

                        ELECTION SECURITY GRANTS

Appropriations, 2019....................................................
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................     250,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation provides grants for programs authorized 
by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-252) and 
for related grant programs to improve the administration of 
elections.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $250,000,000 for election security 
grants.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $339,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     335,660,000
Committee recommendation................................     339,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Communications Commission [FCC] is charged with 
regulating interstate and international communications by 
radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. The FCC is also 
charged with promoting the safety of life and property through 
wire and radio communications. The mandate of the FCC under the 
Communications Act is to make available to all people of the 
United States a rapid, efficient, nationwide, and worldwide 
wire and radio communication service. The FCC performs five 
major functions to fulfill this charge: (1) spectrum 
allocation; (2) creating rules to promote fair competition and 
protect consumers where required by market conditions; (3) 
authorization of service; (4) enhancing public safety and 
homeland security; and (5) enforcement.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $339,000,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the FCC for fiscal year 2020, 
which will be derived from offsetting collections.
    The Committee also recommends that up to $132,539,000 be 
retained from spectrum auction activities to fund the 
administrative expenses of conducting such auctions.
    Robocalls.--The Committee recognizes the pervasiveness of 
abusive and illegal robocalls that are disrupting and harming 
Americans every day, especially older Americans, and that seek 
to swindle them out of their hard-earned life savings. While 
the Committee appreciates the current efforts the FCC and the 
Federal Trade Commission [FTC] to enforce existing laws and 
work alongside industry to address this problem, it is clear 
that more focus needs to be dedicated to solving this 
increasingly prevalent issue. The Committee directs the FCC to 
prioritize resources to combat illegal robocalling and caller 
ID spoofing within the Enforcement Bureau's Telecommunications 
Consumers Division and to expeditiously follow through on 
issues raised in the Commission's June 7 rulemaking. The 
Committee further directs the FCC and the FTC to continue to 
collaborate with each other and with industry to encourage full 
implementation of Secure Telephony Identity Revisited/
Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using 
toKENs, or ``STIR/SHAKEN,'' technology, as well as education 
and outreach efforts to assist consumers in stopping and 
avoiding scam calls and unwanted calls.
    Universal Service Reform.--The Committee remains concerned 
that far too many Americans living in rural areas lack access 
to broadband at speeds necessary to fully participate in the 
Internet age. The Committee is also concerned regarding fraud, 
waste, and abuse within the Universal Service Fund [USF] 
programs that would otherwise be able to support USF programs. 
The Committee urges the FCC to prioritize unserved areas in all 
USF programs.
    The Committee supports the Lifeline program's mission of 
making basic communications services affordable to low-income 
Americans, and shares the Commission's objective of minimizing 
waste, fraud, and abuse in the program. The Committee urges the 
Commission to ensure that the measures already adopted to 
combat waste, fraud, and abuse, such as the National Verifier, 
are implemented. However, the Committee is aware of concerns 
that the National Verifier sometimes does not have full access 
to state databases for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance 
Program or Medicaid. The Committee requests a briefing from the 
FCC on progress made to connect the National Verifier to state 
databases.
    Mobility Fund Phase II.--The Committee is aware that the 
FCC has suspended the challenge process pending the conclusion 
of an investigation into potential violations of Mobility Fund 
Phase II mapping rules. Upon completion of the investigation, 
the FCC is directed to report to the Committee on the 
Enforcement Bureau's findings and conclusions.
    Agency Coordination.--The Committee recognizes the FCC's 
vital role in preserving and advancing universal communications 
services. The Committee encourages the FCC to coordinate 
efforts with the Rural Utility Service to optimize the use of 
limited resources and promote broadband deployment in rural 
America.
    Contraband Cell Phones.--The Committee continues to remain 
concerned regarding the exploitation of contraband cell phones 
in prisons and jails nationwide. Contraband cell phones enable 
the continuation and facilitation of criminal activity, 
threatening the safety of correctional officers and staff, 
other inmates, and public safety generally. The Committee 
recognizes that the Bureau of Prisons and the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration in 
conjunction with the wireless industry have worked over the 
past decade to find solutions to combat criminal activity and 
enhance public safety, but there is still work that must be 
done. Given the growing threats from these activities, 
including the financial scams and sextortion of innocent 
citizens by inmates from within these facilities, additional 
solutions are required sooner rather than later. The Committee 
expects the FCC to work with all relevant stakeholders to 
effectively address this urgent problem.
    Managed Access Evolved.--The June 2019 Contraband Phone 
Task Force status report to the Committee identified ``MAS 
Evolved'' as a developing approach to combatting contraband 
wireless devices. The FCC is directed to report in writing 
within 120 days to the Committee on coordination between the 
Contraband Phone Task Force, managed access system vendors, and 
wireless providers on ``MAS Evolved'' developments. The report 
is directed to cover the advancements on the use of small cells 
for managed access, deployment costs, and timeline on any 
testing in state correctional facilities.
    Contributions Reform.--In recognition of the ongoing 
rapidly changing communications industry landscape, the 
Committee encourages the Federal State Joint Board on Universal 
Service to identify and provide Universal Service Fund 
contributions reform recommendations to the FCC pursuant to the 
August 2014 FCC referral. The Committee encourages the FCC to 
respond to the recommendations in a timely manner.
    Terrain Factor.--The Committee is aware that the FCC 
committed to including a terrain factor within the Mobility 
Fund Phase II reverse auction, and the Committee encourages the 
FCC to follow through with this commitment to assist rural 
areas with mountainous terrain that face higher buildout costs.
    911 Fees.--The New and Emerging Technologies 911 
Improvement Act of 2008 [NET 911 Act] requires the Commission 
to submit an annual report to Congress on the collection and 
distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 [E911] fees and charges by 
States. As part of the annual review, the NET 911 Act requires 
the Commission to report whether 911 fees and charges collected 
by States are being used for any purpose other than to support 
911 and E911 services. The Committee encourages the FCC to work 
with State partners to better clarify the definition of fee 
diversion.
    C-Band.--The Committee encourages the FCC to prioritize 
resources toward exploring opportunities for spectrum to help 
accelerate the deployment of 5G to rural communities. The mid-
band spectrum, specifically the C-band, is particularly well-
suited for 5G services. However, the Committee remains 
concerned by proposals that entail limited FCC oversight and 
public input, and contain no guarantee that taxpayers and the 
U.S. Treasury benefit from revenues generated by the sale of 5G 
licenses. The airwaves are a public resource, and the Federal 
Government has a responsibility to exercise appropriate 
oversight of its allocation. Therefore, the Committee 
encourages the FCC to conduct a public auction of the C-band 
spectrum that is fair, open, and transparent.
    6 Gigahertz.--As the FCC considers allowing unlicensed use 
of the 6 Gigahertz band, the Committee expects the Commission 
to ensure its plan does not result in harmful interference to 
incumbent users or impact critical infrastructure 
communications systems. The Committee is particularly concerned 
about the potential effects on the reliability of the electric 
transmission and distribution system. The Committee expects the 
FCC to ensure any mitigation technologies are rigorously tested 
in coordination with relevant sector specific agencies, and 
found to be effective in order to protect the electric 
transmission system.
    Broadband Connectivity on Tribal Lands.--The Committee 
remains concerned about the lack of access to broadband 
services on Tribal lands given the FCC has recently reported 
additional work remains to increase deployment to certain 
Tribal areas to reach the Commission's goal of closing the 
digital divide. 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. The 
FCC is encouraged to use all available resources with the goal 
of spending $300,000 to support consultation with federally 
recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and entities 
related to Hawaiian home lands. Any action by the FCC to 
address broadband services on Tribal lands should be done in a 
manner that takes into account duplication of Federal programs, 
grants, funding streams, and overbuilding of networks. The FCC 
should consult with Federal stakeholders and agencies who have 
a role in deploying broadband when assessing duplication.
    Performance Measures Testing.--The Committee is concerned 
that the Commission's requirements for all recipients of USF 
High Cost support to test their broadband networks for speed 
and latency and report the results to the Commission will 
impose proportionally greater costs and implementation 
difficulties upon rate-of-return Internet service providers. 
The Committee is aware that the Commission delayed the 
requirement to begin testing and reporting of speed and latency 
results until the first quarter of 2020. The Committee 
encourages the Commission to develop more reasonable and 
practicable testing procedures for rate-of-return High-Cost 
support recipients before initiating testing. The Committee 
encourages the Commission to consider the availability of 
compatible testing equipment before levying penalties for non-
compliance.
    National Radio Quiet Zone.--The Committee recognizes that 
that National Radio Quiet Zone plays an important role in 
minimizing interference to National Radio Astronomy Observatory 
[NRAO] facilities within the quiet zone. The Committee 
encourages the FCC to coordinate with Federal partners on 
increasing broadband deployment for residents in and around the 
region without interfering with the important work of the NRAO.
    Information Technology Modernization.--The FCC's Electronic 
Comment Filing System [ECFS] serves as the repository for 
official records in the FCC's docketed proceedings and 
rulemakings from 1992 to the present. The FCC's information 
technology [IT] infrastructure should be resilient and keep 
paces with the changes in the field that it regulates. The 
Committee commends the prioritization of these efforts by the 
FCC and encourages the FCC to report on the progress of the 
modernization of the ECFS and other IT systems.
    Geographic Information Systems Capabilities in Rural, 
Underserved Areas.--While the Committee supports ongoing 
efforts within the FCC to incorporate public feedback into the 
broadband mapping process, it remains concerned about the 
ability of State and local governments to participate in that 
process. Of the 50 State governments, 573 tribal nations, and 
nearly 40,000 local governments that were eligible to 
participate in the Mobility Fund II Challenge Process, only 62 
had the resources they needed to even initiate a challenge, and 
only a fraction of those were able to successfully submit valid 
challenges. Therefore, the Committee encourages the FCC to 
provide technical assistance to States, local entities, and 
regional planning organizations to assist them providing 
feedback into the mapping process.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

    Section 510 continues a provision relating to Universal 
Service Fund payments for wireless providers.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $42,982,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      42,982,000
Committee recommendation................................      42,982,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] Office of 
the Inspector General [OIG] conducts audits, investigations, 
and other reviews to assist and augment the FDIC's contribution 
to the stability of, and public confidence in, the Nation's 
financial system. A separate appropriation more effectively 
ensures the OIG's independence consistent with the Inspector 
General Act of 1978 and other legislation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $42,982,000 for the FDIC OIG, the 
same as the budget request and the enacted level. Funds are to 
be derived from the Deposit Insurance Fund and the Federal 
Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation Resolution Fund.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $71,250,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      70,537,500
Committee recommendation................................      70,537,500

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Election Commission [FEC] was created through 
the 1974 Amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 
1971 (Public Law 93-443). Consistent with its duty of executing 
our Nation's Federal campaign finance laws, and in pursuit of 
its mission of maintaining public faith in the integrity of the 
Federal campaign finance system, the FEC conducts three major 
regulatory programs: (1) providing public disclosure of funds 
raised and spent to influence Federal elections; (2) enforcing 
compliance with restrictions on contributions and expenditures 
made to influence Federal elections; and (3) administering 
public financing of Presidential campaigns.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $70,537,500 for the Federal 
Election Commission.
    Foreign Influence in Online Campaign Advertising.--
Safeguarding the integrity of U.S. elections is an essential 
priority for the country. Online campaign advertising has been 
a central part of the last several election cycles. 
Investigations conducted over the last 2 years by the 
Intelligence Community and congressional committees have 
revealed instances of illegal foreign influence in such 
advertising. The Committee requests the Chairman and Vice 
Chairman of the FEC provide a report on: (1) the steps taken by 
online platforms since 2016 to detect instances of foreign 
nationals illegally purchasing online campaign advertising to 
influence the 2020 Federal elections; and (2) how those 
measures have complemented efforts by the Federal Government to 
enforce existing prohibitions on foreign national participation 
in campaign activities.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $26,200,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      24,890,000
Committee recommendation................................      24,890,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Labor Relations Authority [FLRA] is an 
independent administrative Federal agency created by title VII 
of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-454) 
with a mission to carry out five statutory responsibilities in 
relation to the Federal workforce: (1) determining the 
appropriateness of units for labor organization representation; 
(2) resolving complaints of unfair labor practices; (3) 
adjudicating exceptions to arbitrator's awards; (4) 
adjudicating legal issues relating to the duty to bargain; and 
(5) resolving impasses during negotiations.
    The FLRA's authority is divided by law and by delegation 
among a three-member authority and an Office of General 
Counsel, appointed by the President and subject to Senate 
confirmation; and the Federal Service Impasses Panel, which 
consists of seven part-time members appointed by the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $24,890,000 
for the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

            Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council


                 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW IMPROVEMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................................
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................      $9,100,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation supports the authorized activities of 
the Environmental Review Improvement Fund and the Federal 
Permitting Improvement Steering Council. The Council will lead 
on-going government-wide efforts to modernize the Federal 
permitting and review process for major infrastructure projects 
and work with Federal agency partners to implement and oversee 
adherence to the statutory requirements set forth in the Fixing 
America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,100,000. 
The Council was previously funded as an internal component of 
the General Services Administration [GSA]. Consistent with GSA 
Order ADM 5440.724, funding for the Council as an independent 
agency is provided under this heading.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $309,700,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     312,300,000
Committee recommendation................................     312,300,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Trade Commission [FTC] administers a variety of 
Federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. Activities in 
the antitrust area include detection and elimination of illegal 
collusion, anticompetitive mergers, unlawful single-firm 
conduct, and injurious vertical agreements. The FTC enforces 
consumer protection laws involving advertising, marketing, and 
financial practices; fights consumer fraud; and addresses 
privacy and identity protection concerns.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $312,300,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the FTC for fiscal year 2020.
    The Congressional Budget Office estimates $141,000,000 of 
collections from Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger filing fees and 
$18,000,000 of collections from Do-Not-Call fees will partially 
offset the appropriation requirement for this account. The 
total amount of direct appropriations for this account is 
therefore estimated at $153,300,000.
    Consumer Privacy and Data Security.--The Committee 
encourages the FTC to use its current authorities to deter 
unfair and deceptive conduct in consumer privacy and data 
security matters. Specifically, the Committee encourages the 
FTC to utilize its Section 5 unfairness authority to 
distinguish between privacy practices that provide benefits to 
consumers, and those that are harmful; between those that are 
fair, and those that are unfair. The Commission is directed to 
submit a report to the Committee, within 180 days of enactment, 
on the ways it utilizes its current authorities, including 
Section 5 unfairness authority, to deter unfair and deceptive 
conduct in consumer privacy and data security matters.
    Sports Concussions.--According to the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, a concussion is a type of traumatic 
brain injury that can occur in any sport or recreation 
activity. Given the potential for real injury to children, the 
Committee urges the FTC to remain vigilant in its enforcement 
efforts against potential unfair and deceptive practices 
related to sports concussions. The FTC should review any 
National Academies' report on sports-related concussions in 
youth for any matter that may inform efforts to protect 
consumers from unfair or deceptive practices in or affecting 
commerce. The FTC should also be vigilant of and, if necessary, 
take steps to prevent anticompetitive conduct related to the 
development and use of industry standards that could reduce 
competition and innovation in protective sports equipment. This 
is especially important as more and more retail moves online 
and consumers may not be as capable of determining the actual 
amount of protection available from the equipment being sold.
    Contact Lenses.--The Committee is encouraged by the FTC's 
acknowledgement of certain patient safety concerns in its most 
recent draft Contact Lens Rule. While the Committee is pleased 
the FTC has proposed some improvements to previous drafts 
related to prescription release, electronic delivery, and 
illegal substitution, the Committee remains concerned that the 
FTC has not sufficiently addressed the need for the 
prescription verification process to be modernized to provide 
for adequate enforcement of the law. Therefore, the Committee 
urges the FTC to reevaluate its definition of direct 
communication and consider eliminating the use of automated 
telephone verification messages, to ensure an effective 
prescription verification process exists to allow the FTC to 
properly enforce the rule.
    Credit Card Skimmers.--The Committee appreciates the FTC's 
efforts to warn Americans travelling abroad to be alert for 
credit card skimmers placed by thieves inside automatic teller 
machines and gas pumps. However, the Committee is aware that 
such credit card information theft increasingly occurs within 
the United States and thus urges the FTC to work with the 
Department of Justice and State attorneys general to prevent 
such consumer scams.
    Consolidation and Competition in Health Care.--The 
Committee is concerned that consolidation among providers and 
insurers in the healthcare sector is leading to higher prices 
for American families and taxpayers. Peer reviewed analysis has 
shown that hospital prices in monopoly markets are 15.3 percent 
higher than those in markets with four or more hospitals. The 
Government Accountability Office has reported that the three 
largest issuers held 80 percent of the market or more in at 
least 37 of 50 States, and the District of Columbia. The 
Committee encourages the Commission to review, investigate and 
challenge, where appropriate, mergers in the healthcare sector. 
The Committee encourages the Commission to conduct 
retrospective reviews of past mergers to determine the impacts 
those mergers have had on prices paid by American families and 
American taxpayers through the Federal Government's 
subsidization of healthcare. The Committee also encourages the 
Commission to study barriers to entry for new providers and 
insurers.
    Social Media Bots and Deceptive Advertising.--The Committee 
remains concerned by the increased use of social media bots for 
advertising purposes and whether their use constitutes a 
deceptive practice. Bots are becoming increasingly 
sophisticated, including applying cognitive science techniques 
to manipulate users into developing trust relationships. Bots 
are also rapidly expanding in scale, with individuals now able 
to purchase thousands of bots or fake ``followers'' to 
artificially increase their social media standing and potential 
revenue from advertisements. To assist Congress in better 
understanding the impact of these advertising practices on 
consumers, the Committee directs the Commission to submit a 
report, not later than 9 months after enactment of this act, 
describing the growing social media bot market as well as the 
use of social media bots in online advertising. The report 
shall include a discussion of how their use might constitute a 
deceptive practice.
    Social Media and Algorithmic Bias.--Social media has 
fundamentally democratized Americans' ability to participate in 
civic discourse. However, while individuals are responsible for 
the creation of social media content, complex algorithms often 
determine the distribution, promotion, and placement of that 
content. This gives rise to the risk that any political biases 
in these algorithms--whether implicit or explicit; intentional 
or unintentional--leave social media users with a false 
understanding of the context of the information they receive. 
The Committee directs the FTC to submit a report, not later 
than 9 months after enactment of this act, describing the use 
of algorithms in the distribution of social media content, 
including an assessment of whether such algorithms are subject 
to political biases. The report shall include a discussion of 
how their use might constitute a deceptive practice.
    Robocalls.--The Committee is concerned by a significant 
increase in robocalls nationally, with more than 26,300,000,000 
robocalls placed in 2018, an increase of more than 
8,300,000,000 calls since 2017. According to the FTC, from 
April 2018 to March 2019, consumers reported losses of 
$19,000,000 from social security scams alone. The Committee 
encourages the Federal Communications Commission and FTC to 
continue to engage with industry, consumer groups, and the 
public to reduce the number of robocalls nationwide and help 
protect consumers from fraudulent calls and scammers. These 
engagement efforts should include encouraging full 
implementation of Secure Telephony Identity Revisited/
Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs 
[STIR/SHAKEN] technology, as well as education and outreach 
efforts to assist consumers in stopping and avoiding scam calls 
and unwanted calls.
    Technical Expertise.--The Committee is concerned that the 
FTC lacks sufficient technical expertise to enforce consumer 
protection in the digital domain. The Committee encourages the 
FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection to hire additional 
technologists to work across the five law enforcement areas 
(Privacy and Identity Protection, Financial Practices, 
Marketing Practices, Advertising Practices, and Enforcement). 
These technologists should have an academic or professional 
background in computer science, cybersecurity, software 
engineering or other related field.
    ``Made in USA'' Standard.--The Committee is concerned that, 
for companies that brazenly violate the FTC Act's prohibition 
on deception by falsely labeling wholly imported products as 
``Made in USA,'' the FTC often settles charges without 
requiring the company to disgorge its ill-gotten gains or admit 
liability. The Committee recommends that the FTC seek more 
aggressive remedies with ``Made in USA'' violators, including 
through tougher settlements, use of its power under section 
5(m) of the FTC Act, and rulemaking in this area.
    Resources for Data Privacy and Security.--The Committee 
urges the FTC to conduct a comprehensive internal assessment 
measuring the agency's current efforts related to data privacy 
and security while separately identifying all resource-based 
needs of the FTC to improve in these areas. The Committee also 
urges the FTC to provide a report describing the assessment's 
findings to the Committee within 180 days of enactment.
    Credit Report Accuracy.--The accuracy of information in a 
credit report is critical to both consumer protection and the 
integrity of a creditor's decision-making process. Under the 
Fair Credit Reporting Act, consumer reporting agencies must (1) 
maintain reasonable procedures to ensure the ``maximum possible 
accuracy'' of consumer reports and (2) maintain procedures 
through which consumers can dispute and correct inaccurate 
information in their consumer reports. The FTC is directed to 
report to the Committee, within 180 days of the enactment of 
this act, on its consumer education efforts with respect to 
disputing and correcting information in a credit report, as 
well as its enforcement efforts related to dispute processes 
and the correction of inaccurate and incomplete information.
    Deceptive Online Marketing.--The Committee urges the FTC to 
share with state attorneys general materials to help educate 
consumers about online booking scams, including the use of 
websites and call centers to mislead consumers into believing 
that they are dealing directly with hotels. The Committee also 
encourages the FTC to continue to ensure that state attorneys 
general are aware of its recent enforcement action against 
Reservation Counter, LLC, and its owners.

                    General Services Administration


                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The General Services Administration [GSA] was established 
by the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 
(Public Law 81-152) when Congress mandated the consolidation of 
the Federal Government's real property and administrative 
services. GSA is organized into the Public Buildings Service, 
the Federal Acquisition Service, the Office of Governmentwide 
Policy, and the Office of Citizen Services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    Federal Contractor Tax Check System.--Since fiscal year 
2015, the Financial Services and General Government 
appropriations acts have included a governmentwide provision 
prohibiting Federal agencies from using appropriated funds to 
enter into contracts with entities that have qualifying Federal 
tax debts unless certain circumstances are met. This provision 
effectuates the straightforward proposition that contractors 
that ignore their Federal tax liabilities should not be allowed 
to enrich themselves with taxpayer dollars. Unfortunately, the 
Committee has serious concerns about agencies' compliance with 
this provision. In an April 2019 study, GAO reported widespread 
noncompliance, and potential violations of the Antideficiency 
Act, at some of the largest Federal agencies [GAO-19-243).
    In order to better effectuate the governmentwide provision, 
an administrative provision provides an additional $3,000,000 
for the Administrator of General Services to require entities 
registering in the System for Award Management to submit an 
authenticated certification from the Internal Revenue Service.
    Federal Fleet.--The Committee directs GSA to report to the 
Committee within 120 days on its efforts to analyze the impact 
that emerging fleet management trends may have on the Federal 
Fleet.
    In addition, the Committee encourages GSA to consider the 
inclusion of advanced technology to prevent drunk driving in 
future fleet vehicle purchasing requirements. The Committee 
directs GSA to report 180 days after enactment of this act on 
the feasibility of including such components in its vehicle 
inventory.
    FBI Headquarters.--Due to concerns about the FBI 
Headquarters Revised Nationally-Focused Consolidation Plan, 
which was submitted to Congress by GSA on February 12, 2018, 
the Consolidated Appropriations Acts of 2018 and 2019 included 
no funding for this project. No funds were requested for the 
project for fiscal year 2020 and no funds are provided in this 
bill.
    The Committee continues to be reluctant to appropriate any 
additional funds for this project due to the unanswered 
questions regarding the new plan, including the revision of 
longstanding mission and security requirements. The Committee 
encourages GSA to work with the FBI to submit a prospectus for 
a new, fully-consolidated headquarters building, including at 
one of the three previously vetted sites, that complies with 
prior Congressional directives and actions and meets 
Interagency Security Committee Level V security standards.
    Dirksen Courthouse.--The Dirksen Courthouse in Chicago is 
adjacent to Federal buildings in critical disrepair that are 
undergoing the disposal process. Concerns continue to be raised 
about the security of the Court and other Federal agencies in 
the courthouse. GSA is expected to include in any sale or lease 
agreement as part of the disposal process of the State Street 
properties in Chicago the security measures as outlined in the 
GSA report to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees 
dated October 29, 2018. The Committee expects GSA to utilize 
all remedies available to ensure compliance of the agreed-upon 
terms (including the security measures) included in any sale or 
lease agreement.
    White Oak Expansion.--The Committee is aware that the Food 
and Drug Administration's [FDA's] growing staff will require 
leasing additional office locations until the 2018 Federal 
Research Center Master Plan for the White Oak Campus expansion 
can be fully implemented. To determine the lowest cost 
technically acceptable for a prospectus lease, GSA should 
consider the effect of local travel on FDA staff productivity, 
adjacency to existing FDA leases, and the cost of lost 
productivity when evaluating the costs of lease proposals.
    Flood Resiliency.--The Committee is concerned with the 
condition and resiliency of Federal buildings located in flood 
prone areas that were constructed prior to the creation of 
Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps. Flooding can 
severely damage Federal facilities and impact an agency's 
operations and ability to fulfill its mission, and buildings 
that were built before the first flood maps are particularly 
vulnerable. Federal buildings that are located in high risk 
areas can require special mitigation measures, such as 
structure elevation, building system and cabling placement, and 
additional envelope protection. Given GSA's repair backlog, 
extreme weather events present significant risks to the Federal 
real estate portfolio and failure to mitigate these risks could 
result in even costlier expenditures following a natural 
disaster. GSA is directed to provide a report to the Committee 
within 90 days of enactment on Federal facilities built before 
flood maps were created in flood prone areas that require 
Federal investment to restore or maintain acceptable 
conditions. The report should include details on flood 
vulnerabilities for buildings, estimated flood mitigation 
project costs, and timeframe for project execution.
    Energy Efficiency.--The Committee encourages greater use of 
Energy Savings Performance Contracts [ESPCs] in GSA's portfolio 
to help reduce the building repair backlog, including upgrades 
that can help improve resiliency and cybersecurity. The use of 
ESPCs, which retrofit buildings at no net cost to the taxpayer, 
will allow scarce, appropriated dollars to be extended. GSA 
should consider the use of ESPCs when formulating future budget 
requests for repair projects.
    Department of Veterans Affairs Leases.--The Committee urges 
GSA to expedite lease procurement projects authorized by the VA 
Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017. The Committee 
directs GSA to provide a report to the Committee within 90 days 
on the status of its work.
    Premium Class Travel.--The Committee remains concerned by 
excessive spending on premium-class airline tickets for 
government employees. Independent watchdogs, including the 
Government Accountability Office and inspectors general, have 
long warned of serious breakdowns in internal controls and the 
potential for hundreds of millions of dollars in improper 
purchases. The Federal Travel Regulation generally prohibits 
Federal employees from using first-class and business-class 
airline travel, with certain limited exceptions, to promote the 
economy and efficiency of our government and to protect 
taxpayer dollars. GSA is directed to provide to the Committee 
the department and agency travel data compiled pursuant to 41 
C.F.R. Part 300-70, Subpart B.
    Shared Services.--The Committee is aware of the 
Administration's and GSA's Unified Shared Services Management 
and Strategy Initiatives and GSA's initial proposals for its 
Payroll Shared Services Initiative--NewPay. The Committee 
understands that one of the key goals of NewPay is to help 
bring commercial technology solutions to Federal agencies and 
have industry teams work with existing Federal shared services 
providers to improve and modernize payroll human resources 
management solutions for Federal agencies. While GSA has been 
pre-designated by the Office of Management and Budget to serve 
as the quality service management office for civilian human 
resource management services, the Committee understands that 
current GSA capacity is totally inadequate to help Federal 
agencies move to more modern and cost efficient technologies 
for common mission support services such as payroll and other 
human resources services. As currently structured, the 
Committee is also concerned that NewPay only addresses a very 
small percentage of the actual Federal payroll services 
currently provided to Federal employees by shared services 
providers. In addition, the Committee is concerned about the 
lack of transparency and details thus far on any return on 
investment analysis regarding NewPay's implementation cost 
impacts to current agency customers as well as the migration 
costs that Federal agencies and departments might incur to 
transition current payroll and related systems to NewPay or 
other more modern systems. To address these concerns, to avoid 
establishing duplicative agency offices and expertize, and to 
ensure that millions of Federal employees pay and human 
resources services are not interrupted or adversely impacted 
during transition to NewPay or other shared services 
modernization efforts envisioned under GSA's Unified Shared 
Services Management Initiative, the Committee directs the GSA 
to team with the largest Federal civilian payroll and human 
resource management shared services provider for program 
management and implementation efforts associated with NewPay 
and related shared services initiatives. Given the lengthy 
process and timelines of GSA's NewPay and Unified Shared 
Services Management initiatives, to improve the efficiency and 
effectiveness of current common mission shared services, and to 
avoid duplication of these efforts across other Federal 
agencies and departments, the Committee directs GSA to allow 
its shared services providers to actively market their current 
payroll, financial or other human resource management services 
to other Federal agencies and departments.

     FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND--LIMITATIONS ON AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Limitation on availability of revenue:
    Limitation on availability, 2019....................  $9,285,082,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2020...  10,203,596,000
Committee recommendation................................   9,581,079,000

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

                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION

Limitation on availability, 2019........................    $958,900,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2020.......     649,290,000
Committee recommendation................................     350,517,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $350,517,000 for 
construction and acquisition:
  --$152,432,000 for the San Luis I Land Port of Entry in San 
        Luis, Arizona
  --$8,975,000 for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Field 
        Office in St. Louis, Missouri
  --$189,110,000 for the United States Courthouse in 
        Chattanooga, Tennessee.

                        REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS

Limitation on availability, 2019........................    $663,219,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2020.......   1,662,410,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,365,721,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Under this activity, GSA executes its responsibility for 
repairs and alterations of both Government-owned and -leased 
facilities under the control of GSA.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $1,365,721,000 for 
repairs and alterations in fiscal year 2020, including 
$908,664,000 for major repairs and alterations projects, 
$382,057,000 for Basic Repairs and Alterations, and $75,000,000 
for Consolidation Activities.

                            RENTAL OF SPACE

Limitation on availability, 2019........................  $5,418,845,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2020.......   5,508,390,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,497,297,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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. GSA is 
responsible for leasing general purpose space and land incident 
thereto for Federal agencies, except in cases where GSA has 
delegated its leasing authority.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $5,497,297,000 for 
rental of space.

                          BUILDING OPERATIONS

Limitation on availability, 2019........................  $2,244,118,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2020.......   2,383,506,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,367,544,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This activity provides for the operation of all Government-
owned facilities under the jurisdiction of GSA and building 
services in GSA-leased space where the terms of the lease do 
not require the lessor to furnish such services. Services 
included in building operations are cleaning, protection, 
maintenance, payments for utilities and fuel, grounds 
maintenance, and elevator operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $2,367,544,000 for 
building operations.

                         GOVERNMENTWIDE POLICY

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $60,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      65,843,000
Committee recommendation................................      64,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Governmentwide Policy [OGP], working 
cooperatively with other agencies, provides the leadership 
needed to develop and evaluate policies associated with high-
performance green buildings and real property, acquisition 
policy, personal property, travel and transportation 
management, vehicles and aircraft, committee and regulations 
management, and management of Federal spending data. OGP 
collaborates with partner agencies and other stakeholders to 
improve public access to policy information and support data, 
and improve transparency in Government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $64,000,000 
for Governmentwide Policy.
    Limiting Purchasing of Products that Contain Per- and 
Polyfluoroalkyl Substances [PFAs].--The Administrator of GSA is 
encouraged to assist the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency: (1) in updating EPA's Recommendations of 
Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing 
to identify and recommend as appropriate private sector 
standards and ecolabels that identify products that do not 
contain PFAs; and (2) in developing and recommending 
specifications for government-wide use with a goal to encourage 
the use of safer alternatives.
    DotGov Program.--The ``.gov'' domain, managed by GSA, was 
established to make it easy to identify U.S. government 
websites on the Internet. Use of this domain signifies trust 
and credibility, and there are security benefits associated 
with a ``.gov'' domain, such as two factor authentication. The 
Committee is supportive of GSA's efforts to help ensure that 
citizens are interacting with official government websites. GSA 
is directed to report to the Committee no later than 120 days 
after enactment of this act on additional steps that could be 
taken to increase adoption of ``.gov'' domains for State and 
local governments.
    City Pair Program.--The City Pair Program was developed to 
provide discounted airfare and flexibility for Federal 
Government travelers. The Committee is aware of concerns among 
some participants regarding certain city pair awards, but the 
Committee recognizes that GSA's administration of the program 
is consistent with existing law. The Committee encourages GSA 
to continue to administer the program in a manner that delivers 
best value airfares and ensures that Federal participants are 
able to effectively and efficiently fulfill their agency's 
mission.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $49,440,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      49,440,000
Committee recommendation................................      49,440,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Operating Expenses supports a variety of operational 
activities which are not feasible or appropriate for a user fee 
arrangement. Major programs include the personal property 
utilization and donation activities of the Federal Acquisition 
Service; the real property utilization and disposal activities 
of the Public Buildings Service; and the Management and 
Administration activities, including support of Governmentwide 
emergency response and recovery activities, and top-level 
agency-wide management, administration, and communications 
activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $49,440,000 
for Operating Expenses.

                   CIVILIAN BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $9,301,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       9,301,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,301,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals is responsible for 
resolving contract disputes between government contractors and 
Federal agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

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

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $65,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      68,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      66,500,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation provides agency-wide audit and 
investigative functions to identify and correct management and 
administrative deficiencies within GSA, which create conditions 
for existing or potential instances of fraud, waste, and 
mismanagement. The audit function provides internal audit and 
contract audit 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. 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. The 
investigative function provides for the detection and 
investigation of improper and illegal activities involving GSA 
programs, personnel, and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $66,500,000 
for the Office of Inspector General.

           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $4,796,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       3,851,112
Committee recommendation................................       3,851,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

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

                     FEDERAL CITIZEN SERVICES FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $55,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      58,400,000
Committee recommendation................................      55,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Citizen Services Fund provides for the salaries 
and expenses of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative 
Technologies [OCSIT]. OCSIT provides the means for citizens, 
businesses, other governments, and the media to obtain 
information and services easily from the Government via the 
Web, email, printed media, and telephone. OCSIT leads several 
interagency groups to share best practices and develop 
strategies for improving the way Government provides services 
to the American public.
    The Federal Citizen Services [FCS] Fund is financed from 
annual appropriations to pay for the salaries and expenses of 
OCSIT staff and Citizens Services programs. Reimbursements from 
Federal agencies pay for the direct costs of information 
services OCSIT provides on their behalf. The FCS Fund also 
receives funding from user fees for publications ordered by the 
public, payments from private entities for services rendered, 
and gifts from the public. All income is available without 
regard to fiscal year limitations, but is subject to an annual 
aggregate expenditure limit as set forth in appropriation acts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $55,000,000 for the Federal 
Citizen Services Fund.
    Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.--The 
Committee encourages GSA to make progress on the government-
wide implementation of title II (the OPEN Government Data Act) 
of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (Public 
Law 115-435) to improve the public's information about the data 
the government holds.

                     TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZATION FUND

Appropriation, 2019.....................................     $25,000,000
Budget estimates, 2020..................................     150,000,000
Committee recommendation................................................

    The Technology Modernization Fund [TMF] is designed to be a 
full cost recovery fund that finances the transition of Federal 
agencies from antiquated legacy IT systems to modern IT 
platforms. The Fund is administered by GSA in accordance with 
recommendations made by an inter-agency TMF Board established 
by the Modernizing Government Technology Act. The Fund was 
established to provide upfront funding for modernization 
investments, which agencies are required to repay over a period 
of up to 5 years.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $0 for the TMF.

                  PRE-ELECTION PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION

Appropriations, 2019....................................................
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      $9,620,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,620,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    In accordance with the Pre-Election Transition Act of 2010, 
this appropriation will enable GSA to provide transition 
services to eligible major party candidates before the general 
election.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,620,000 for pre-election 
presidential transition.

                ASSET PROCEEDS AND SPACE MANAGEMENT FUND

Appropriation, 2019.....................................     $25,000,000
Budget estimates, 2020..................................      31,000,000
Committee recommendation................................................

    This account provides appropriations for the purposes of 
carrying out actions pursuant to the recommendations of the 
Public Buildings Reform Board focusing on civilian real 
property.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $0 for the Asset Proceeds and 
Space Management Fund. The Committee continues to strongly 
support the Public Buildings Reform Board and efforts to reduce 
Federal real property costs by consolidating and selling 
underutilized and vacant Federal buildings and other civilian 
real property. However, there have been significant delays in 
standing up the Public Buildings Reform Board, and none of the 
funds that have been appropriated to the Fund since fiscal year 
2018 have been obligated. The Committee will continue to 
monitor steps being taken to stand up the Public Buildings 
Reform Board to ensure sufficient resources are available to 
meet program needs.

                 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW IMPROVEMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $6,070,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       7,100,000
Committee recommendation................................................

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation supports the authorized activities of 
the Environmental Review Improvement Fund and the Federal 
Permitting Improvement Steering Council. The Council will lead 
on-going government-wide efforts to modernize the Federal 
permitting and review process for major infrastructure projects 
and work with Federal agency partners to implement and oversee 
adherence to the statutory requirements set forth in the Fixing 
America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    Consistent with GSA Order ADM 5440.724, funding for the 
Council as an independent agency is provided elsewhere in this 
title.

                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................................
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     $50,000,000
Committee recommendation................................................

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Working Capital Fund is a revolving fund that finances 
GSA's administrative services. These include, but are not 
limited to IT management, budget and financial management, 
legal services, human resources, equal employment opportunity 
services, procurement and contracting oversight, emergency 
planning and response, and facilities management of GSA-
occupied space.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no direct appropriation for the 
Working Capital Fund. The fiscal year 2020 request for the 
Working Capital Fund relates costs incurred transitioning 
Office of Personnel Management functions to GSA and for costs 
relating to modernizing, upgrading, or replacing the Office of 
Personnel Management's information technology. Should 
authorizing legislation be enacted that transfers these 
functions to GSA, the Committee stands ready to provide 
sufficient resources to GSA to facilitate an orderly 
transition.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Section 520 authorizes GSA to use funds for the hire of 
passenger motor vehicles.
    Section 521 authorizes GSA to transfer funds within the 
Federal buildings fund to meet program requirements.
    Section 522 requires that the fiscal year 2021 budget 
request meet certain standards.
    Section 523 provides that no funds may be used to increase 
the amount of occupiable square feet, provide cleaning 
services, security enhancements, or any other service usually 
provided, to any agency which does not pay the requested rate.
    Section 524 continues the provision that permits GSA to pay 
small claims less than $250,000 made against the Government.
    Section 525 provides that certain lease agreements must 
conform to an approved prospectus.
    Section 526 requires a GSA spending plan for certain 
accounts and programs.
    Section 527 provides $3,000,000 for a Federal contractor 
tax check system.

                 Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $1,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................       1,670,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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.
    The Foundation Trust Fund was established with a one-time 
$30,000,000 appropriation in 1976. The authorizing legislation 
directed that this endowment be invested solely in U.S. 
Treasury securities, the interest from which has funded the 
Foundation's operating budget. With the decline in interest 
rates, the annual yield from the trust fund has declined by 
nearly 80 percent since 2002.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

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

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $46,835,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      42,265,500
Committee recommendation................................      42,265,500

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Merit Systems Protection Board [MSPB] was established 
by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. MSPB is an independent 
quasi-judicial agency manifested to protect Federal merit 
systems against partisan political and other prohibited 
personnel practices and to ensure adequate protection for 
employees against abuses by agency management.
    MSPB assists Federal agencies in running a merit-based 
civil service system. This is accomplished on a case-by-case 
basis through hearing and deciding employee appeals and on a 
systemic basis by reviewing significant actions and regulations 
of the Office of Personnel Management [OPM] and conducting 
studies of the civil service and other merit systems. The 
intended results of MSPB's efforts are to assure that personnel 
actions taken against employees are processed within the law 
and that actions taken by OPM and other agencies support and 
enhance Federal merit principles.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $42,265,500 
for the MSPB. The recommendation includes not more than 
$2,345,000 for adjudicating retirement appeals through an 
appropriation from the trust fund consistent with past 
practice.

            Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation


            MORRIS K. UDALL AND STEWART L. UDALL TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $1,875,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       1,800,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,725,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall 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 an appropriation of $1,725,000 for 
the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund.
    Previous annual appropriations provided that $200,000 shall 
be transferred to the Office of Inspector General of the 
Department of the Interior to conduct annual audits and 
investigations of the Foundation. As a substantial portion of 
previously transferred amounts remain available for such 
purposes, the Committee recommends discontinuance of the 
transfer. Accordingly, the appropriation of $1,725,000 to the 
Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund effectively 
provides $50,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level.

                 ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $3,200,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       3,200,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,200,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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 an appropriation of $3,200,000 for 
the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund.

              National Archives and Records Administration

    The National Archives and Records Administration [NARA] is 
the national recordkeeper, managing the Government's archives 
and records, and operating the Presidential libraries. NARA is 
an independent agency created by statute in 1934 and tasked 
with the unique mission to identify, access, protect, preserve, 
and make available for use the important documents and records 
of all three branches of the Federal Government. NARA 
administers the Information Security Oversight Office and is 
the publisher of the Federal Register. In addition, NARA is 
charged with additional responsibilities including mediating 
Freedom of Information Act disputes and coordinating controlled 
unclassified information.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $373,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     345,609,000
Committee recommendation................................     363,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides for basic operations dealing with 
management of the Federal Government's archives and records, 
operation of Presidential libraries, review for 
declassification of classified security information, and other 
duties.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $363,000,000 for operating 
expenses of the National Archives and Records Administration 
for fiscal year 2020. The recommendation includes $22,000,000 
for the repair and alteration of the National Archives facility 
in College Park, Maryland and related improvements necessary to 
enhance the Federal Government's ability to electronically 
preserve, manage, and store Government records. The 
recommendation also includes $1,000,000 for activities required 
by section 3 of Public Law 115-426.
    The Committee's recommendation supports initiatives to 
strengthen NARA's record management leadership role; address 
archival storage needs; continue to develop, build, and expand 
the IT infrastructure to conduct the business of the National 
Declassification Center established in Executive Order 13526; 
operate and maintain the Electronic Records Archive; and 
improve research room holdings protection.
    Digitization of Records.--The Committee continues to 
encourage NARA to digitize and post on-line, on its own 
website, archival records that are relocated as a result of a 
facility closure. The Committee directs NARA to report, within 
90 days of enactment, on its progress to digitize and preserve 
physical access to archival records that have been or will be 
relocated to another State by any facility closure occurring 
during fiscal years 2014 to 2019 or planned for fiscal year 
2020. The report shall: (1) describe the progress that has been 
made to digitize and post online such records that have been 
moved; (2) describe NARA's digitization priorities for 2020 
pertaining to any relocated archival records; and (3) include a 
timeline for completing the digitization and posting on-line 
process. The Committee further directs NARA to provide, on its 
Alaska Records Digitization Project website, links to all 
images that have been digitized by NARA and by other entities. 
The Committee further directs NARA to maintain as part of its 
digitization plan those records identified by stakeholders from 
the date the records were originally relocated to the present, 
inclusive, except for those individual documents that size, 
condition, or content with personally identifiable information 
make impossible to digitize or post online at this time. The 
Committee further directs NARA to give due consideration and 
appropriate adjudication, within the limits of the Federal 
Records Act and all applicable laws, of any request to review 
archival records that are relocated as a result of a facility 
closure, to determine whether those records continue to require 
permanent preservation in the National Archives.
    Recordkeeping.--The Committee remains concerned about the 
ability of Federal agencies to effectively manage email and 
other electronic Federal records so that essential records are 
available when required by Congress in order to fulfill its 
oversight responsibilities. The executive branch must assure 
the American public that records documenting Government 
decisions and actions are retained for the appropriate time 
period and can be retrieved and provided to Congress in a 
timely manner and as required by law. The Presidential and 
Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 (Public Law 113-187) 
modernized the Federal records management statutes to include 
emails and electronic records and to reinforce that the 
executive branch must manage these records with greater care 
and stewardship than what has been observed in recent months 
and years.
    The Committee notes that NARA has made significant progress 
in issuing guidance directing executive branch agencies to 
manage electronic Federal records, including email records, as 
required by law. The Committee expects NARA to incorporate 
email recordkeeping standards into its inspections of other 
agencies' records management programs, with special emphasis on 
personal and alias email accounts used for conducting official 
business. The Committee also notes that NARA has received 
additional resources to increase oversight over executive 
branch compliance with Federal recordkeeping laws. The 
Committee directs NARA to continue to place a high priority on 
its recordkeeping oversight mission and to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, 
and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs any instances of substantial non-compliance by 
executive agencies or significant risk to Federal records that 
are identified in the course of NARA oversight activities.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $4,823,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       4,801,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,823,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to ensure 
that NARA safeguards and preserves the records of our 
Government while providing the American people with access to 
the essential documentation of their rights and the actions of 
their Government. The OIG accomplishes this by combating fraud, 
waste, and abuse through high-quality objective audits and 
investigations covering all aspects of agency operations at 
facilities nationwide. The OIG also serves as an independent, 
internal advocate for the economy, efficiency, and 
effectiveness of NARA and its operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,823,000 for the OIG. The 
Committee supports a distinct account for the OIG in order to 
clearly identify the resources necessary to staff and operate 
the expanding mission-critical oversight and accountability 
functions performed by the OIG to ensure responsible NARA 
stewardship over public records.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $7,500,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       7,500,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,500,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides for the repair, alteration, and 
improvement of Archives facilities and Presidential libraries 
nationwide, and provides adequate storage for holdings. Funding 
made available will better enable NARA to maintain its 
facilities in proper condition for public visitors, 
researchers, and NARA employees, and also maintain the 
structural integrity of the buildings.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,500,000 for the repairs and 
restoration account. This amount is equal to the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level and equal to the budget request.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $17,019,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      17,430,000
Committee recommendation................................      17,019,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Government Ethics [OGE], a separate agency 
within the executive branch, was established by the Ethics in 
Government Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-521). The OGE is charged 
by law to provide overall direction of executive branch 
policies designed to prevent conflicts of interest and ensure 
high ethical standards for executive branch employers. The OGE 
carries out these responsibilities by promulgating and 
maintaining enforceable standards of ethical conduct for nearly 
2.7 million civilian employees in more than 130 executive 
branch agencies and the White House; overseeing a financial 
disclosure system that reaches 26,000 public and over 380,000 
confidential financial disclosure report filers; ensuring that 
executive branch ethics programs are in compliance with 
applicable ethics laws and regulations; providing direct 
education and training products to more than 4,500 ethics 
officials executive branch-wide; conducting outreach to the 
general public, the private sector, and civil society; and 
providing technical assistance to, State, local, and foreign 
governments, and international organizations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $17,019,000 
for salaries and expenses of the OGE in fiscal year 2020.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $132,172,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................     148,668,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Personnel Management was established by 
Public Law 95-454, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 
enacted on October 13, 1978. OPM is responsible for management 
of Federal human resources policy and oversight of the merit 
civil service system. Although individual agencies are largely 
responsible for personnel operations, OPM provides a 
Governmentwide framework for human resources policy, advises 
and assists agencies (often on a reimbursable basis) with 
workforce planning and personnel matters, and ensures that 
agency operations are consistent with requirements of law on 
issues such as veterans' preference and merit system 
compliance. OPM oversees examination of applicants for 
employment in the competitive service; issues regulations and 
policies on recruitment, hiring, classification and pay, 
training, and other aspects of personnel management. OPM is 
also responsible for administering the retirement, health 
benefits, and life insurance programs affecting most Federal 
employees, retired Federal employees, and their families and 
survivors.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a general fund appropriation of 
$148,668,000 for the salaries and expenses of OPM. The fiscal 
year 2020 budget request proposes to consolidate and fund OPM 
functions within GSA. Should authorizing legislation be enacted 
that transfers these functions to GSA, the Committee stands 
ready to provide sufficient resources to GSA to facilitate an 
orderly transition.
    IT Modernization.--Since fiscal year 2017 the Committee has 
provided OPM $46,000,000 to improve IT security and 
infrastructure. However, the Committee remains concerned about 
OPM's overall IT posture and directs OPM to implement the 
recommendations of Government Accountability Office [GAO] 
reports and IG reports to improve information security. The 
Committee continues a prior directive for OPM to provide 
quarterly briefings to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House and Senate outlining progress on its IT Transformation 
and Cybersecurity Strategy.
    Federal Telework.--The Committee notes that OPM's fiscal 
year 2017 report to Congress on the Status of Telework in the 
Federal Government found that from fiscal years 2016 to 2017, 
telework participation decreased slightly from 22 percent to 21 
percent of all employees and from 51 to 48 percent of eligible 
employees. The Committee encourages OPM to work with agencies 
to continue to improve data collection methods and provide 
training for employees and managers to be effective 
teleworkers. The Committee further encourages OPM to work with 
agencies on establishing outcome goals for telework and to 
assess progress towards achieving those goals.
    Retirement Processing.--The Committee is aware that 
financial hardships can occur when retirement processing does 
not occur in a timely way. In some cases, employees who have 
recently retired can wait months for their pensions and as a 
result, may be at risk of losing a home, vehicle, or other 
essential assets. A May 2019 GAO report found that OPM did not 
meet its goal of processing 90 percent of retirement 
applications within 60 days. The Committee understands that 
OPM's new goal as of April 2018 is to reduce the average wait 
time to answer phone calls to 5 minutes or less and to achieve 
an average case processing time of 60 days or less. The 
Committee notes that OPM fully concurred with only one of GAO's 
six recommendations; for the remaining five, OPM only partially 
concurred. OPM is directed to brief the Committee approximately 
120 days after enactment of this act on efforts to implement 
GAO's recommendations.
    The Committee supports OPM's modernization efforts to 
reduce the backlog including implementation of an electronic 
retirement record to replace the current paper-based individual 
retirement record and construction of an online retirement 
application so that Federal employees can apply for retirement 
benefits online; however, progress has been slow. OPM should 
examine ways to reduce the complexity of calculating the FERS 
annuity supplement, including software improvements. Funding 
should be prioritized, and should be requested in future years, 
to continue and expand these efforts. In addition, OPM shall 
provide to the Committee biannual briefings on efforts to 
accelerate, modernize, and strengthen retirement processing.
    Federal Recruitment and Hiring.--Long delays in the hiring 
and interview process can discourage top candidates from 
applying for or accepting Federal positions. The Committee is 
aware of an emerging class of technology called Cross-
Enterprise Artificial Intelligence [AI] that could make the 
Federal hiring process more efficient and effective. Cross-
Enterprise AI connects the power of AI to existing data silos 
and systems to augment decision-making and drive better 
outcomes with little or no workflow or IT transformation. These 
cloud-based, commercial products have the potential to produce 
results using configurable AI models to bring together data 
regardless of source or format for existing enterprise systems. 
OPM is directed to report to the Committee no later than 90 
days after the enactment of this act on the feasibility of 
utilizing Cross-Enterprise AI solutions for furthering career 
development and retention of current Federal employees, 
reducing barriers to Federal employment, lessening delays in 
the hiring process, and outlining any other steps to improve 
the overall Federal recruitment and hiring process.
    Enhancing the Utility of the FedScope Database.--The 
Committee notes that FedScope, a publicly-accessible database 
maintained by OPM, is a valuable source of information about 
Federal employees and agencies. FedScope provides national-
level and state-level data about the number of Federal 
employees, the agencies that employ them, and selected 
characteristics of those employees. To enhance its utility to 
Congress and the public, the Committee urges OPM to provide 
information about the number of Federal employees employed in 
each county in the United States, or the functional equivalent 
in the case of U.S. States and territories that do not use the 
county system. Within 120 days of enactment of this act, OPM is 
directed to provide a report to the Committee on the 
feasibility and expected timeline of publishing this 
information.

                               LIMITATION

                       (TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

Limitation, 2019........................................    $133,483,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................     160,398,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    These funds will be transferred from the appropriate trust 
funds of the Office of Personnel Management to cover 
administrative expenses for the retirement and insurance 
programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $160,398,000 for 
administrative expenses.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $5,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................       5,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Inspector General is charged with 
establishing policies for conducting and coordinating efforts 
which promote economy, efficiency, and integrity in the Office 
of Personnel Management's activities which prevent and detect 
fraud, waste, and mismanagement in the agency's programs. 
Contract audits provide professional advice to agency 
contracting officials on accounting and financial matters 
regarding the negotiation, award, administration, repricing, 
and settlement of contracts. Internal agency 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, 
healthcare providers, and insurance subscribers. The 
investigative function provides for the detection and 
investigation of improper and illegal activities involving 
programs, personnel, and operations. Administrative sanctions 
debar from participation in the health insurance program those 
healthcare providers whose conduct may pose a threat to the 
financial integrity of the program itself or to the well-being 
of insurance program enrollees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,000,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of Inspector General in 
fiscal year 2020.
    Semiannual Report to Congress.--The Committee encourages 
the OIG to include in its Semiannual Reports to Congress a 
discussion of: (1) OPM's efforts to improve and address 
cybersecurity challenges including steps taken to prevent, 
mitigate, and respond to data breaches involving sensitive 
personnel records and information; (2) OPM's cybersecurity 
policies and procedures in place, including policies and 
procedures relating to IT best practices such as data 
encryption, multifactor authentication, and continuous 
monitoring; (3) OPM's oversight of contractors providing IT 
services; and (4) OPM's compliance with government-wide 
initiatives to improve cybersecurity.

               (LIMITATION ON TRANSFER FROM TRUST FUNDS)

Limitation, 2019........................................     $25,265,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................      25,265,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation on transfers from the 
trust funds in support of the OIG activities totaling 
$25,265,000 for fiscal year 2020.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $26,535,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      26,252,000
Committee recommendation................................      26,535,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The U.S. Office of Special Counsel [OSC] provides a safe 
channel for Federal employees to report waste, fraud, abuse, 
and threats to public health and safety.
    The OSC was first established on January 1, 1979. From 1979 
until 1989, it operated as an autonomous investigative and 
prosecutorial arm of the Merit Systems Protection Board. In 
1989, Congress enacted the Whistleblower Protection Act (Public 
Law 101-12), which made OSC an independent agency within the 
executive branch. In 1994, the Uniformed Services Employment 
and Reemployment Rights Act (Public Law 103-353) became law. It 
defined employment-related rights of persons in connection with 
military service, prohibited discrimination against them 
because of that service, and gave OSC new authority to pursue 
remedies for violations by Federal agencies.
    Enactment of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act 
(Public Law 112-199) in November 2012 significantly expanded 
the jurisdiction of the OSC and the types of cases the OSC is 
required by law to investigate.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $26,535,000 
for OSC, which is $283,000 above the budget request and equal 
to the fiscal year 2019 enacted level.

                      Postal Regulatory Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $15,200,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      16,615,000
Committee recommendation................................      16,615,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Postal Regulatory Commission [PRC] is an independent 
agency that has exercised regulatory oversight over the United 
States Postal Service since its creation by the Postal 
Reorganization Act of 1970. For over 3 decades, that oversight 
consisted primarily of conducting public, on-the-record 
hearings concerning proposed rates, mail classification, and 
major service changes, and recommended decisions for action to 
the Postal Service Board of Governors. The mission of the PRC 
is to ensure transparency and accountability of the United 
States Postal Service and foster a vital and efficient 
universal mail system.
    The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Public Law 
109-435) assigned significant responsibilities to the PRC. 
These enhanced authorities include providing regulatory 
oversight of the pricing of Postal Service products and 
services, ensuring Postal Service transparency and 
accountability, consulting on delivery service standards and 
performance measures, consulting on international postal 
policies, preventing cross-subsidization or other 
anticompetitive postal practices, and serving as a forum to act 
on complaints with postal products and services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

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

              Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $5,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       8,500,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board [PCLOB] is 
an independent agency within the executive branch established 
by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act 
of 2007 (Public Law 110-53). The Board is the successor to the 
Board created within the Executive Office of the President 
under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 
2004 (Public Law 108-458) as recommended in the July 22, 2004 
report of the National Commission on Terrorist Acts Upon the 
United States (the 9/11 Commission).
    The Board's purpose is to review and analyze actions the 
executive branch takes to protect the Nation from terrorism, 
ensuring the need for such actions is balanced with the need to 
protect privacy and civil liberties; and to 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.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,000,000 for 
the PCLOB. In addition, the Board has access to unobligated 
balances to fund current expenses.

                     Public Buildings Reform Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................................
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      $3,500,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Public Buildings Reform 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 $1,000,000 for the Public 
Buildings Reform Board. The Committee continues to strongly 
support the Board and efforts to reduce Federal real property 
costs by consolidating and selling underutilized and vacant 
Federal buildings and other civilian real property. However, 
there have been delays in standing up the Board, and 
significant funds remain from the appropriation the Board 
received in fiscal year 2018. The Committee will continue to 
monitor the progress and expenditures of the Board to ensure 
sufficient resources are available to meet program needs.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $1,712,091,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   1,756,479,104
Committee recommendation................................   1,766,525,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] is an 
independent agency responsible for administering many of the 
Nation's laws regulating the areas of securities and finance.
    The mission of the SEC is to administer and enforce Federal 
securities laws in order to protect investors, maintain fair, 
orderly, and efficient markets, and promote capital formation. 
This includes ensuring full disclosure of appropriate financial 
information, regulating the Nation's securities markets, and 
preventing and policing fraud and malpractice in the securities 
and financial markets.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total budget (obligational) 
authority of $1,756,000,000 for the salaries and expenses of 
the SEC, to be fully derived from fee collections. The 
Committee also provides $10,525,000 for move, replication, and 
related costs associated with a replacement lease for the 
Commission's New York Regional Office facilities, should such a 
new building be the winning alternative in a competitive 
procurement process to be conducted by the GSA. The Committee 
expects the Commission to work closely with GSA to keep the 
Committee informed of progress on the replacement lease.
    Fee Offset Nature of Account.--Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank 
Act, transaction fees receipts are treated as offsetting 
collections equal to the amount of the appropriation.
    Reserve Fund Notifications.--The Committee appreciates the 
SEC's adherence to its obligation to notify Congress of the 
date, amount, and purpose of any obligation from the Fund 
within 10 days of such obligation. The Committee directs the 
SEC, in its written notifications to Congress required by 15 
U.S.C. 78d(i)(3) regarding amounts obligated from the SEC 
Reserve Fund, to specify: (1) the balance in the fund remaining 
available after the obligation is deducted; (2) the estimated 
total cost of the project for which amounts are being deducted; 
(3) the total amount for all projects that have withdrawn 
funding from the Reserve Fund since fiscal year 2012; and (4) 
the estimated amount, per project, that will be required to 
complete all ongoing projects which use funding derived from 
the Reserve Fund.
    Spending Plan.--The Committee directs the SEC to submit, 
within 30 days of enactment, a detailed spending plan for the 
allocation of appropriated funds displayed by discrete program, 
project, and activity, including staffing projections, 
specifying both FTEs and contractors, and planned investments 
in information technology. The Committee also directs the SEC 
to submit, within 30 days of enactment, a detailed spending 
plan for the allocation of expenditures from the Reserve Fund.
    Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.--Municipal 
securities, as instruments of public finance, are indelibly 
linked to the core principles of fiscal responsibility and 
economy. In this context, the Committee is deeply concerned by 
apparent profligacy at the Municipal Securities Rulemaking 
Board [MSRB]--a ``self-regulatory organization'' established by 
Congress and overseen by the SEC. Salaries for senior MSRB 
executives average almost half a million dollars, and board 
members, including those who concurrently serve in State and 
local public office, receive almost $50,000 in compensation. 
The Committee includes a new administrative provision requiring 
the SEC to submit a report to the appropriate congressional 
committees, within 1 year of enactment, concerning the board 
member selection process and board member and executive staff 
compensation.
    Share Class Selection Disclosure [SCSD] Initiative.--
Announced in February 2018, the SCSD Initiative is intended to 
incentivize investment advisers to self-report violations of 
the Investment Advisers Act, promptly compensate investors, and 
review and correct fee disclosures. The Committee strongly 
supports the Commission's efforts to protect retail investors, 
including through such programs as the new Retail Strategy Task 
Force in the Division of Enforcement. However, the Committee is 
also aware of concerns that, due to a lack of detailed guidance 
and rules, regulated entities may not have had proper notice of 
what constitutes impermissible practices. The Committee directs 
the Commission and its staff to take every reasonable 
opportunity to clarify its expectations for regulated entities.
    Recoveries for Victims of Fraud.--2019 marks 10 years since 
the collapse of a massive Ponzi scheme perpetrated by R. Allen 
Stanford. Many of Stanford's victims were Main Street 
investors, including teachers, nurses, and public servants. The 
Committee urges the Commission to exercise all authorities that 
may facilitate recovery for these investors, but recognizes 
that disgorgement remedies have been constrained by a recent 
Supreme Court decision. The Committee further encourages the 
SEC to consider all options--including the submission of 
petitions in Federal court--to ensure that the receiver returns 
as much as possible of any recoveries to the victims of fraud.
    Protection of Personally-Identifiable Information.--
Pursuant to SEC Rule 613, the Financial Industry Regulatory 
Authority [FINRA] and the national securities exchanges are in 
the process of standing up the Consolidated Audit Trail [CAT]. 
A surveillance mechanism intended to enable regulators to 
oversee the securities markets on a consolidated basis, the CAT 
will collect and store significant amounts of data--including 
investors' personally-identifiable information [PII]. While the 
CAT Plan developed by FINRA and the national securities 
exchanges requires encryption of PII and all other CAT data, 
there are significant concerns that the collection and storage 
of sensitive PII will still present serious risks to U.S. 
investors. The Committee urges the Commission to reassess the 
CAT's approach to PII and to determine whether it appropriately 
manages these substantial risks.
    Negative Net Equity Issuance.--The Division of Economic and 
Risk Analysis is directed to submit, not later than 1 year 
after the date of enactment of this act, to the Committee on 
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate, the 
Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, the Committee on 
Financial Services of the House of Representatives, and the 
Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives a 
report regarding the recent growth of negative net equity 
issuances with respect to non-financial issuers, which shall 
include the history and effects of those issuers repurchasing 
their own securities, including the effects of those 
repurchases on investment, corporate leverage, and economic 
growth. Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of 
this act, the Division is directed to submit to the committees 
an update regarding the progress of the Division in carrying 
out this requirement.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

    Section 530 requires the SEC to submit a report regarding 
the MSRB.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $26,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      25,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      26,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Selective Service System is an independent Federal 
agency, operating with permanent authorization under the 
Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 451 et seq.). 
The agency is not part of the Department of Defense, but its 
basic mission 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. However, the Selective Service System remains the 
primary vehicle by which personnel will be brought into the 
military if Congress and the President should authorize a 
return to the draft.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $26,000,000 
for the Selective Service System. The Committee strongly 
supports ongoing efforts to protect the personally-identifiable 
information of Selective Service registrants. The 
recommendation provides $1,000,000 above the budget request for 
critical cybersecurity enhancements and the modernization of 
legacy IT systems.

                     Small Business Administration

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $715,370,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     820,113,000
Committee recommendation................................     875,506,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Small Business Administration [SBA] provides American 
entrepreneurs access to capital, Federal contracting 
opportunities, and entrepreneurial education in order to grow 
businesses and create jobs. The SBA also provides disaster 
assistance for businesses of all sizes, non-profit 
organizations, homeowners, and renters.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $875,506,000 for the 
Small Business Administration. Funding is distributed among the 
SBA appropriation accounts as described below.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $267,500,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     272,157,000
Committee recommendation................................     265,500,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Salaries and Expenses appropriation provides for the 
overall operating expenses of the SBA, including compensation 
and benefits for staff located at headquarters, regional, and 
district offices, rent and other agency-wide costs, and 
operating costs for program offices, including the Office of 
Capital Access, Office of Credit Risk Management, Office of 
Entrepreneurial Development, Office of Investments and 
Innovation, Office of Government Contracting and Business 
Development, Office of International Trade, Office of 
Management and Administration, and for other program and 
supporting offices.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $265,500,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the SBA.
    The Committee recommends at least $14,000,000 for the SBA's 
Office of Credit Risk Management [OCRM] for lender oversight 
and risk-based reviews. Funding for the Office of General 
Counsel has been provided separately from this total. In 
support of its mission to analyze and manage the risk of the 
SBA's loan portfolio, OCRM performs performance analytics to 
identify and understand lender performance trends and assess 
the quality of the overall loan portfolio. The Committee finds 
that OCRM must play a key role in eliminating waste, fraud, and 
abuse in the SBA lending programs and protecting taxpayer 
losses on loans by ensuring lenders comply with procedures that 
mitigate the risk of loss under the SBA's loan programs.
    North American Industry Classification System Code 
Updates.--The SBA has primarily used two measures of business 
size for its size standards--receipts and number of employees. 
SBA establishes its size standards for industries using the 
latest North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] 
industry definitions. The SBA is directed to report to the 
Committee within 120 days on the feasibility of using the 
preceding 5 years of employee size to determine the average for 
purposes of size determination, instead of the current 3 years.
    The Committee is concerned about restrictive size standards 
for wildland firefighting and fuels management contracts. As 
the SBA conducts its review of size standards, the Committee 
encourages the SBA to work with the Department of the Interior 
and the Forest Service to address size standards for NAICS code 
115310 to ensure that the standard reflects the increase in 
costs associated with forest fighting.
    504 Loan Program Data.--The Committee directs SBA to 
publish 504 program data at the end of fiscal year 2020 to 
include but not limited to loan default rates by sector, and 
number of jobs created or retained under the project.
    Fiscal Year 2021 Budget.--The Committee directs SBA to 
provide to Congress no later than 30 days after the release of 
the President's budget a summary of the model subsidy 
assumptions or inputs that most significantly impact the model 
outputs.
    Small Business Investment Company Concentration.--The 
Committee is concerned about the geographic concentration of 
Small Business Investment Companies [SBICs]. Seventy-two 
percent of all SBICs are located in 10 States, and 17 States do 
not have a single SBIC. Regardless of the geographic spread of 
investments being made in small businesses by SBICs, there is 
great economic value for firms receiving SBIC financing to have 
increased proximity to their investors, as well as economic 
value for regions that contain SBICs. Public Law 115-333 gives 
priority to SBIC applicants from underlicensed and under-
financed States, allows exemptions from full capital 
requirements for applicants in underlicensed States, and 
directs the Administrator to include additional information on 
small business investment activities in the SBA's annual report 
to Congress. The Committee supports the inclusion of additional 
reporting requirements on small business investment activities 
and further encourages the SBA to conduct Investment Committee 
interviews on-site or as close to the applicant's physical 
location as possible.
    SBIC Licensing.--The Committee is concerned regarding the 
low volume of SBIC license approvals and the duration of the 
review process by the SBA. The Committee would like to see an 
expedited and streamlined licensing process for known, repeat 
SBICs that have the same management teams and a proven track 
record in the SBIC Program. A fast-track process for repeat 
licensees should be completed no longer than 60-90 days after 
an application is submitted to the SBA, which will allow the 
SBA to properly redirect their licensing resources to more 
first-time funds. The SBA should improve their ``green light 
letter,'' so that it clearly outlines the needed benchmarks for 
license approval. In addition, the Committee encourages the SBA 
to approve or disapprove new SBIC applicants within 240 days 
and bank-owned applicants within 45 days. The Committee directs 
the Office of Investment and Innovation to provide quarterly 
updates to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee, the 
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and 
the House Committee on Small Business on increases to SBIC 
approval rates.
    SBIC Collaboration.--The SBA is directed to continue its 
collaborative effort with the SEC to ensure effective oversight 
of SBICs and the protection of SBIC investors.
    Study of Loan Programs.--The Committee encourages the SBA 
to refrain from implementing any rulemaking or other 
substantive administrative action applicable to its loan 
programs, until the agency has a Senate-confirmed Administrator 
in place and the agency conducts a study of the economic impact 
of any rulemaking or administrative action. If, after 
conclusion of the study, the agency decides to move forward 
with a rule, the Committee encourages the agency to do so in 
new administrative action, subject to public notice and 
comment.
    Federal and State Technology Partnership Program.--The 
Committee recommends $3,000,000 for the Federal and State 
Technology [FAST] Partnership Program in fiscal year 2020. 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] program to stimulate 
economic development. The FAST program is particularly 
important in States that are seeking to build high technology 
industries but are underrepresented in the SBIR/STTR programs. 
The Committee recognizes that Small Business and Technology 
Development Centers [SBTDCs] serve small businesses in these 
fields and 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, 2019.

                  ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $247,700,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     180,650,000
Committee recommendation................................     242,700,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The SBA's Entrepreneurial Development Programs support non-
credit business assistance to entrepreneurs. The appropriation 
includes funding for a vast network of resource partners 
located throughout the Nation, including Small Business 
Development Centers, Women's Business Centers, SCORE 
(previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) chapters, and 
Veterans Business Outreach centers. This resource network and 
several other SBA programs provide training, counseling, and 
technical assistance to entrepreneurs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $242,700,000 for the 
SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs. The Committee 
recommendations, by program, are displayed in the following 
table:

                  ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
7(j) Technical Assistance...............................           2,800
Entrepreneurship Education..............................           2,500
Growth Accelerators.....................................           2,000
HUBZone Program.........................................           2,500
Microloan Technical Assistance..........................          31,000
National Women's Business Council.......................           1,500
Native American Outreach................................           2,000
Regional Innovation Clusters............................           5,000
SCORE...................................................          11,700
Small Business Development Centers [SBDCs]..............         131,000
State Trade Expansion Promotion [STEP]..................          18,000
Veterans Outreach.......................................          14,200
Women's Business Centers [WBC]..........................          18,500
                                                         ---------------
      Total, Entrepreneurial Development Programs.......         242,700
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee directs that the amounts provided for SBA's 
Entrepreneurial Development Programs, as specified in the table 
above, shall be administered in the same manner as previous 
years and shall not be reduced, reallocated, or reprogrammed to 
provide additional funds for other programs, initiatives, or 
activities without advance approval from the Committee.
    The Committee is concerned by the OIG's findings of 
systemic issues with SBA's financial and performance oversight 
across its multiple grant programs (Report Number 19-02). The 
Committee urges the SBA to conduct comprehensive credit risk 
management through its loan and lender monitoring system and 
focused reviews of SBA lending partners to identify both 
performance and compliance risk behaviors. The Committee 
stresses the importance of improving its oversight and controls 
of grants for entrepreneurial development and directs the SBA 
to provide a report within 30 days of enactment on the 
implementation of a new grants management system and the 
timeline for completion.
    Small Business Development Centers.--The Committee 
recommends $131,000,000 for the Small Business Development 
Center [SBDC] Program for fiscal year 2020. SBDCs play an 
integral role in the SBA resource partner network that supports 
1.2 million small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs 
each year. Through more than 900 service centers, SBDCs provide 
management and technical assistance in key areas to small 
business clients throughout the Nation. The SBDC program is the 
largest grant program in the SBA's portfolio.
    The Committee directs that, subject to the availability of 
funds, the Administrator of the SBA shall, to the extent 
practicable, ensure that a small business development center is 
appropriately reimbursed within the same fiscal year in which 
the expenses are submitted for reimbursement for any and all 
legitimate expenses incurred in carrying out activities under 
section 21(a)(1) et seq. of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
648(a)(1) et seq.).
    SCORE.--The Committee recommends $11,700,000 for the SCORE 
Program (formerly known as the Service Corps of Retired 
Executives). The Committee is concerned by the SBA Inspector 
General's recent findings that SCORE program officials need to 
make major improvements to ensure effective oversight of the 
SCORE program. Among its 11 recommendations for the program, 
the Inspector General recommended that SBA recover $696,743 for 
unallowable and unallocable expenses for improperly awarded 
contracts, excessive executive compensation, Foundation costs, 
alcohol, excessive local mileage reimbursements, out-of-period 
costs and program income, and prohibited solicited donations. 
The Committee notes that no funds received via Federal 
appropriations to support SCORE should be used to repay any 
sums owed to the SBA, including amounts owed relating to misuse 
of grant funds for unallowable expenses. The Committee urges 
the SBA to demonstrate that it has implemented corrective 
actions to address the recommendations made by the Inspector 
General.
    Women's Business Centers.--The Committee recommends 
$18,500,000 for Women's Business Centers [WBCs]. The WBC 
program funds more than 100 nonprofit organizations that 
provide quality advising and training services to women 
entrepreneurs in socially or economically disadvantaged 
communities in an effort to help women start their own 
businesses. Participating organizations must match the Federal 
funding with one non-Federal dollar for every two Federal 
dollars during the first 2 years and on a one-to-one basis 
thereafter. The Committee recommends that the SBA refine and 
share its quarterly dashboard of performance goals with all 
WBCs for transparency and coordinate services with other 
business assistance programs to avoid duplication.
    Veterans Outreach Programs.--The Committee supports funding 
for veterans programs and provides $14,200,000 for veterans 
outreach, which includes funding for Veterans Business Outreach 
Centers, Boots to Business, Veteran-Women Igniting the Spirit 
of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans 
with Disabilities, and Boots to Business Reboot.
    Growth Accelerators.--The Committee recommends $2,000,000 
for growth accelerators--organizations that help entrepreneurs 
start and scale their business--which provide awards in the 
amount of $50,000. Within amounts provided for growth 
accelerators, the SBA shall prioritize funding to applications 
from rural areas that have not previously received an award.
    Veteran Entrepreneur Pilot Program.--Of the amount provided 
for Veterans Outreach programs, the Committee recommendation 
includes $1,500,000 for the SBA to implement a 3-year pilot 
program to assess the feasibility of expanding GI Bill benefits 
to include access to capital for veterans. The Committee 
directs the SBA to commence the pilot program within 180 days 
of enactment by contracting with a non-profit organization that 
will administer the program as a competitive and installment-
based business grant. The grants provided to veteran 
entrepreneurs should utilize the methodology equivalent to the 
GI Bill maximum amount of 36 months of educational assistance 
at the rate in effect for each veteran through GI Bill 
programs. The SBA is directed report to Congress annually on 
the pilot program, including a survey of the veterans who 
received grants under the pilot program, findings on the GI 
Bill benefit methodology, and recommendations on the 
feasibility of utilizing GI Bill benefits to support veteran 
entrepreneur business financing. The pilot program is solely 
intended to test the viability of utilizing GI benefits for 
business creation, and the program shall be dissolved following 
completion of the study.
    Native American Outreach.--The SBA's Office of Native 
American Affairs works to ensure that American Indians, Alaska 
Natives, and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop, and 
expand small businesses have full access to SBA's 
entrepreneurial development, lending, and procurement programs. 
The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for SBA's Native American 
Outreach program. The recommendation is equal to the fiscal 
year 2019 enacted level and above the budget request. The 
Committee encourages the SBA to coordinate the Native American 
Outreach program to ensure there is no duplication or overlap 
and that these programs operate at the highest quality level.
    HUBZone.--The Historically Underutilized Business Zones 
[HUBZone] program helps small businesses in urban and rural 
communities gain preferential access to Federal procurement 
opportunities. The Committee recommends $2,500,000 for the 
HUBZone program. The Committee is concerned by the SBA 
Inspector General's recent findings that the SBA Program 
Office's oversight did not ensure that it certified only 
eligible firms into the HUBZone program due to weakness in the 
certification process. The Committee encourages the SBA to 
update and implement HUBZone guidance, as well as implement a 
plan to mitigate information technology issues affecting the 
HUBZone certification process.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $21,900,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      21,900,000
Committee recommendation................................      21,900,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The SBA Office of Inspector General conducts audits to 
identify wasteful expenditures and program mismanagement, 
investigates fraud and other wrongdoing, and takes other 
actions to deter and detect waste, fraud, abuse, and 
inefficiencies in SBA programs and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $21,900,000 for the 
OIG. The Committee encourages the OIG to continue routine 
analysis and reporting on the SBA's oversight of the 7(a) loan 
program; effective management of counseling and training 
services offered by partner organizations; and the SBA's 
management of the Disaster Assistance Program.

                           OFFICE OF ADVOCACY

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $9,120,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       9,120,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,120,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the 
SBA, solicits and represents the views, concerns, and interests 
of small businesses before Congress, the White House, Federal 
agencies, Federal courts, and State policymakers.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $9,120,000 for the 
Office of Advocacy.
    Official Travel.--The Committee is concerned regarding 
extensive travel costs incurred by employees of the Office of 
Advocacy. Advocacy is directed to provide a report to the House 
and Senate Appropriations Committee, the Senate Committee on 
Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the House Committee on 
Small Business within 45 days of the end of the fiscal year on 
all trips taken by Advocacy employees that did not entail 
conducting a roundtable, or similar small business forum, 
related to regulations that impose a potentially significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. This report 
should include a justification for the travel, dates of travel, 
list of activities, and total cost to the agency.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $159,150,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     159,150,000
Committee recommendation................................     159,150,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The SBA administers a variety of loan programs to expand 
entrepreneurs' access to capital to start and grow small 
businesses. The 7(a) loan program is the Federal Government's 
primary business loan program to assist small businesses in 
obtaining financing when they do not qualify for traditional 
credit. Under 7(a), the SBA guarantees a portion (typically 75 
to 90 percent) of loans made by private lenders. Under the 504 
program, the SBA supports loans to small businesses for 
financing major fixed assets such as real estate and major 
equipment. The 504 program combines SBA guaranteed loans made 
by nonprofit Certified Development Companies with loans from 
private lenders to provide financing for small businesses.
    Under the SBIC program, the SBA partners with 
professionally managed investment funds, called SBICs. The 
SBICs combine their own capital with funds borrowed with an SBA 
guarantee to make investments in small businesses.
    Under the Microloan program, the SBA provides funds to 
specialized nonprofit, community-based intermediary lenders 
which provide small loans for working capital, inventory, and 
other operating expenses. The maximum microloan is $50,000 and 
the average loan made under the program is approximately 
$13,000.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $159,150,000 for the 
Business Loans Program Account for fiscal year 2020.
    The recommendation provides $155,150,000 for administrative 
expenses, which may be transferred to and merged with SBA 
salaries and expenses to cover the common overhead expenses 
associated with the business loans programs.
    The recommendation also provides $4,000,000 for the 
Microloan direct loan program to support lending volume 
estimated at $40,000,000. An additional amount of $31,000,000 
is recommended under the heading ``Entrepreneurial Development 
Programs'' for technical assistance grants to Microlending 
intermediaries.
    7(a) Loan Guaranty Program.--The 7(a) Loan Guaranty program 
is considered the agency's flagship program by which the SBA 
guarantees a portion of each loan that participating lenders 
make to eligible small businesses. The program was designed to 
generate sufficient revenue through fee collections and 
recoveries on defaulted loans to operate at no cost to 
taxpayers. However, as a result of cyclical changes to long-
term economic assumptions, the SBA will be unable to maintain 
zero subsidy for the program in fiscal year 2020 unless there 
are statutory modifications to the program. Furthermore, 
pursuant to the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, failure to 
enact modifications to the 7(a) fee structure would result in 
the program shutting down absent an appropriation to subsidize 
the program. The Committee appreciates the Administration 
submitting an authorizing proposal that would allow the program 
to continue operating at zero cost to taxpayers in fiscal year 
2020 and beyond. The Committee believes that the authorizing 
committee is best positioned to address changes to the SBA's 
fee structure, and, if necessary, the Committee stands ready to 
enact fee modifications that would allow the SBA to continue to 
operate the 7(a) program at zero subsidy.

                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $10,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     177,136,000
Committee recommendation................................     177,136,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The SBA provides low-interest, long-term loans to 
businesses of all sizes, homeowners, renters, and nonprofit 
organizations affected by disasters. The SBA disaster loans are 
the primary form of Federal assistance for the repair and 
rebuilding of non-farm, private sector disaster losses. The SBA 
makes two types of disaster loans. Physical disaster loans are 
for permanent rebuilding and replacement of uninsured or 
underinsured disaster-damaged privately owned real and/or 
personal property and are available to businesses of all sizes, 
nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters. Economic 
Injury Disaster Loans provide necessary working capital for 
small businesses and nonprofit organizations until normal 
operations resume after a disaster.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $177,136,000 for the 
administrative costs of the Disaster Loans program. This amount 
is equal to the budget request. Of the total recommendation, 
$150,888,000 is designated by Congress as disaster relief 
pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985, as amended.
    Oversight of Disaster Lending.--Disasters have increased in 
recent years, which has also increased the amount of funds 
needed across the Federal Government for families and 
communities to rebuild. However, the improper payment rate for 
the Disaster Direct Loan Program remains above the threshold 
set in the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, 
according to the October 2018 SBA OIG Report on the Most 
Serious Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Small 
Business Administration in Fiscal Year 2019. The quick 
disbursal times needed during disasters, and the increase of 
workforce needed, has been identified as causing the rise in 
improper payments. In 2017, the Office of Disaster Assistance 
[ODA] increased trained staff from 800 to 5,094 to respond to 
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. SBA previously saw an 
increase in its reported improper payment rate because of the 
need to mobilize a new workforce to respond to large-scale 
disasters. SBA's improper payment rate for the Disaster Direct 
Loan Program increased from $18,400,000 in fiscal year 2016 to 
$123,380,000 in fiscal year 2018, according to the SBA OIG. 
While it is understandable that fast turnaround times are 
needed during a disaster, the increase of improper payments 
raises a bigger concern of the oversight mechanisms in place to 
track these dollars. The Committee directs SBA within 90 days 
of enactment to provide the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House and Senate a report on oversight mechanisms in place to 
address improper payments.
    The Committee also acknowledges and appreciates the steps 
ODA has taken to create a Training Plan Development Team to 
improve employee training practices. The Committee further 
directs the SBA within 90 days of enactment to provide the 
Committee with a report on the effectiveness of the plan 
including associated successes and weaknesses.
    SBA Disaster Loan Duplication of Assistance.--The Committee 
is concerned that some disaster victims are penalized with 
disaster relief benefit reductions if they apply for SBA 
disaster loans but wind up not taking the loan when other 
Federal assistance is awarded. The Committee urges the SBA to 
continue working with the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development on the consideration of whether an applicant for 
assistance from the grantee applied and was approved for, but 
declined, assistance related to the major disaster from the 
administration under section 7(b) of the Small Business Act.

        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

             (INCLUDING RESCISSION AND TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Section 540 continues a provision concerning transfer 
authority and availability of funds.
    Section 541 continues a provision concerning the SBA 
Information Technology System Modernization and Working Capital 
Fund.
    Section 542 rescinds $16,369,000 in prior year unobligated 
balances from the Small Business Administration--Business Loans 
Program account.

                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $55,235,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      56,711,000
Committee recommendation................................      56,711,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Postal Service does not depend upon 
taxpayer subsidies through discretionary appropriations for its 
operations but generates nearly all of its more than 
$70,000,000,000 in annual gross operating revenue by charging 
users of the mail for the costs of postage, products, and 
services. Funds provided to the Postal Service in the Payment 
to the Postal Service Fund include appropriations for revenue 
forgone including providing free mail for the blind, and for 
overseas absentee voting.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$56,711,000 for payment to the Postal Service Fund to 
compensate for revenue forgone on free mail for the blind and 
for overseas voters.
    The Committee includes provisions in the bill to ensure 
that mail for overseas voting and mail for the blind shall 
continue to be free; that 6-day delivery and rural delivery of 
mail shall continue without reduction; and that none of the 
funds provided be used to consolidate or close small rural and 
other small post offices in fiscal year 2020.
    Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semi-Postal 
Stamp.--The Committee supports the Multinational Species 
Conservation Fund Semi-Postal Stamp. The Committee understands 
that more than 30 million copies of the original printing of 
the stamp remain. As the law permits the U.S. Postal Service to 
continue to sell the stamp and it can be done at no additional 
cost to the taxpayer, the Committee directs the U.S. Postal 
Service to continue to offer the stamp for sale to the public 
as long as copies remain.
    Alzheimer's Semi-Postal Fundraising Stamp.--The Committee 
supports the Alzheimer's Semi-postal Fundraising Stamp. The 
Committee understands that millions of copies of the original 
printing of the stamp remain. As the law permits the U.S. 
Postal Service to continue to sell the stamp and as it can be 
done at no additional cost to the taxpayer, and in recognition 
of the value the stamp provides in raising funds for 
Alzheimer's research at the National Institutes of Health, the 
Committee directs the U.S. Postal Service to continue to offer 
the stamp for sale to the public as long as copies remain.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $250,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     250,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     250,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector 
General is an independent organization established in 1996 and 
charged with reporting to Congress on the overall efficiency, 
effectiveness, and economy of Postal Service programs and 
operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation, out of the 
Postal Fund, of $250,000,000, which is equal to the enacted 
level and the budget request.

                        United States Tax Court


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $51,515,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      55,550,000
Committee recommendation................................      54,515,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The U.S. Tax Court is an independent judicial body in the 
legislative branch established in 1969 under Article I of the 
Constitution of the United States. The Court was created to 
provide a national forum for the resolution of disputes between 
taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service, to resolve cases 
expeditiously while giving careful consideration to the merits 
of each matter, and to ensure the uniform interpretation of the 
Internal Revenue Code.
    The Tax Court is one of three courts in which taxpayers can 
bring suit to contest IRS liability determinations, and the 
only one in which taxpayers can do so without prepaying any 
portion of the disputed taxes. The matters over which the Court 
has jurisdiction are set forth in various sections of title 26 
of the United States Code.
    The Court is composed of 19 judges, one of whom the judges 
elect as chief judge. Tax Court judges are appointed to 15-year 
terms by the President with the advice and consent of the 
Senate. In their judicial duties the judges are assisted by 
senior judges, who participate in the adjudication of regular 
cases, and by special trial judges, who hear small tax cases 
and certain regular cases assigned to them by the chief judge.
    The Court is headquartered in Washington, DC, and conducts 
trial sessions in 74 cities throughout the United States, 
including Hawaii and Alaska. Decisions by the Court are 
reviewable by the U.S. Courts of Appeals and, if certiorari is 
granted, by the Supreme Court.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $54,515,000 
for the U.S. Tax Court.

                STATEMENT CONCERNING GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The Financial Services and General Government 
appropriations bill includes general provisions which govern 
both the activities of the agencies covered by the bill, and, 
in some cases, activities of agencies, programs, and general 
government activities that are not specifically covered by the 
bill.
    General provisions that address activities or directives 
affecting agencies covered in this bill are contained in title 
VI. General provisions that are Governmentwide in scope are 
specified in title VII of this bill. General provisions 
applicable to the District of Columbia are set forth in title 
VIII of this bill.

                                TITLE VI

                      GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT

    Section 601 continues the provision prohibiting pay and 
other expenses of non-Federal parties intervening in regulatory 
or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this act.
    Section 602 continues the provision prohibiting obligations 
beyond the current fiscal year and prohibits transfers of funds 
unless expressly provided.
    Section 603 continues the provision limiting expenditures 
for any consulting service through procurement contracts where 
such expenditures are a matter of public record and available 
for public inspection.
    Section 604 continues the provision prohibiting funds in 
this act from being transferred without express authority.
    Section 605 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
funds to engage in activities that would prohibit the 
enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act (46 Stat. 
590).
    Section 606 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
funds unless the recipient agrees to comply with the Buy 
American Act.
    Section 607 continues the provision prohibiting funding for 
any person or entity convicted of violating the Buy American 
Act.
    Section 608 continues the provision authorizing the 
reprogramming of funds and specifies the reprogramming 
procedures for agencies funded by this act.
    Section 609 continues the provision ensuring that 50 
percent of unobligated balances may remain available for 
certain purposes.
    Section 610 continues the provision restricting the use of 
funds for the Executive Office of the President to request 
official background reports from the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation without the written consent of the individual who 
is the subject of the report.
    Section 611 continues the provision ensuring that the cost 
accounting standards shall not apply with respect to a contract 
under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
    Section 612 continues the provision allowing use of certain 
funds relating to nonforeign area cost of living allowances.
    Section 613 continues the provision prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for abortions under the Federal Employees 
Health Benefits Program.
    Section 614 continues the provision providing an exemption 
from section 613 if the life of the mother is in danger or the 
pregnancy is a result of an act of rape or incest.
    Section 615 continues the provision waiving restrictions on 
the purchase of nondomestic articles, materials, and supplies 
in the case of acquisition by the Federal Government of 
information technology.
    Section 616 continues a provision on the acceptance by 
agencies or commissions funded by this act, or by their 
officers or employees, of payment or reimbursement for travel, 
subsistence, or related expenses from any person or entity (or 
their representative) that engages in activities regulated by 
such agencies or commissions.
    Section 617 continues the provision requiring agencies 
covered by this act with independent leasing authority to 
consult with the General Services Administration before seeking 
new office space or making alterations to existing office 
space.
    Section 618 provides for several appropriated mandatory 
accounts, where authorizing language requires the payment of 
funds for Compensation of the President, the Judicial 
Retirement Funds (Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund, Judicial 
Survivors' Annuities Fund, and the United States Court of 
Federal Claims Judges' Retirement Fund), the Government Payment 
for Annuitants for Employee Health Benefits and Employee Life 
Insurance, and the Payment to the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund. In addition, language is included for certain 
retirement, healthcare and survivor benefits required by 3 
U.S.C. 102 note.
    Section 619 is a provision allowing the Public Company 
Accounting Oversight Board to obligate amounts collected from 
monetary penalties for the purpose of funding scholarships for 
accounting students, as authorized by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 
2002 (Public Law 107-204).
    Section 620 continues the provision prohibiting funds for 
the Federal Trade Commission to complete the draft report on 
food marketed to children unless certain requirements are met.
    Section 621 continues the provision providing authority for 
Chief Information Officers over information technology 
spending.
    Section 622 continues the provision prohibiting funds from 
being used in contravention of the Federal Records Act.
    Section 623 continues the provision related to electronic 
communications.
    Section 624 continues the provision relating to inspectors 
general.
    Section 625 continues the provision relating to pornography 
and computer networks.
    Section 626 continues the provision relating to the 
Securities and Exchange Commission.
    Section 627 continues the provision to prohibit funds to 
pay for award or incentive fees for contractors with below 
satisfactory performance.
    Section 628 continues the provision relating to conference 
expenditures.
    Section 629 continues the provision relating to Federal 
travel.
    Section 630 provides $1,000,000 for www.oversight.gov.
    Section 631 is a new provision relating to disclosure of 
advertising.
    Section 632 is a new provision relating to contracts for 
public relations services.

                               TITLE VII

                   GENERAL PROVISIONS--GOVERNMENTWIDE

                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 701 continues the provision requiring agencies to 
administer a policy designed to ensure that all of its 
workplaces are free from the illegal use of controlled 
substances.
    Section 702 continues the provision setting specific limits 
on the cost of passenger vehicles purchased by the Federal 
Government with exceptions for police, heavy duty, electric 
hybrid, and clean fuels vehicles with an exception for 
commercial vehicles that operate on emerging motor vehicle 
technology.
    Section 703 continues the provision allowing funds made 
available to agencies for travel to also be used for quarters 
allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 704 continues the provision prohibiting the 
Government, with certain specified exceptions, from employing 
non-U.S. citizens whose posts of duty would be in the 
continental United States.
    Section 705 continues the provision ensuring that agencies 
will have authority to pay the General Services Administration 
for space renovation and other services.
    Section 706 continues the provision allowing agencies to 
use receipts from the sale of materials for acquisition, waste 
reduction and prevention, environmental management programs, 
and other Federal employee programs.
    Section 707 continues the provision providing that funds 
for administrative expenses may be used to pay rent and other 
service costs in the District of Columbia.
    Section 708 continues the provision precluding interagency 
financing of groups absent prior statutory approval.
    Section 709 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds for enforcing regulations disapproved in 
accordance with the applicable law of the United States.
    Section 710 continues the provision limiting the amount 
that can be used for redecoration of offices under certain 
circumstances.
    Section 711 continues the provision that permits 
interagency funding of national security and emergency 
preparedness telecommunications initiatives, which benefit 
multiple Federal departments, agencies, and entities.
    Section 712 continues the provision requiring agencies to 
certify that a schedule C appointment was not created solely or 
primarily to detail the employee to the White House.
    Section 713 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
funds to prevent Federal employees from communicating with 
Congress or to take disciplinary or personnel actions against 
employees for such communication.
    Section 714 continues the provision prohibiting Federal 
training not directly related to the performance of official 
duties.
    Section 715 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda designed to 
support or defeat legislation pending before Congress.
    Section 716 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds by an agency to provide home addresses of 
Federal employees to labor organizations, absent employee 
authorization, or court order.
    Section 717 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds to provide nonpublic information such as 
mailing or telephone lists to any person or organization 
outside of the Government without approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Section 718 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda purposes within 
the United States not authorized by Congress.
    Section 719 continues the provision directing agencies' 
employees to use official time in an honest effort to perform 
official duties.
    Section 720 continues the provision authorizing the use of 
current fiscal year funds to finance an appropriate share of 
the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board administrative 
costs.
    Section 721 continues a provision authorizing the transfer 
of funds to the General Services Administration to finance an 
appropriate share of various Governmentwide boards and councils 
under certain conditions.
    Section 722 continues the provision authorizing 
breastfeeding at any location in a Federal building or on 
Federal property.
    Section 723 continues the provision permitting interagency 
funding of the National Science and Technology Council, and 
requiring an OMB report on the budget and resources of the 
Council.
    Section 724 continues the provision requiring 
identification of the Federal agencies providing Federal funds 
and the amount provided for all proposals, solicitations, grant 
applications, forms, notifications, press releases, or other 
publications related to the distribution of funding to a State.
    Section 725 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
funds to monitor personal information relating to the use of 
Federal Internet sites.
    Section 726 continues the provision regarding contraceptive 
coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan.
    Section 727 continues the provision recognizing that the 
United States is committed to ensuring the health of the 
Olympic, Pan American and Paralympic athletes, and supports the 
strict adherence to antidoping in sport activities.
    Section 728 continues the provision allowing departments 
and agencies to use official travel funds to participate in the 
fractional aircraft ownership pilot programs.
    Section 729 continues the provision prohibiting funds for 
implementation of OPM regulations limiting detailees to the 
legislative branch and placing certain limitations on the Coast 
Guard Congressional Fellowship program.
    Section 730 continues the provision prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for the acquisition of certain additional 
Federal law enforcement training facilities.
    Section 731 continues a provision that prohibits executive 
branch agencies from creating or funding prepackaged news 
stories that are broadcast or distributed in the United States 
unless specific notification conditions are met.
    Section 732 continues a provision prohibiting funds used in 
contravention of the Privacy Act, section 552a of title 5, 
United States Code or section 522.224 of title 48 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations.
    Section 733 continues a provision prohibiting funds in this 
or any other act from being used for Federal contracts with 
inverted domestic corporations or other corporations using 
similar inverted structures, unless the contract preceded this 
act or the Secretary grants a waiver in the interest of 
national security.
    Section 734 continues a provision requiring agencies to 
remit to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund an 
amount equal to the Office of Personnel Management's average 
unit cost of processing a retirement claim for the preceding 
fiscal year to be available to the Office of Personnel 
Management for the cost of processing retirements of employees 
who separate under Voluntary Early Retirement Authority or who 
receive Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments.
    Section 735 continues a provision prohibiting funds to 
require any entity submitting an offer for a Federal contract 
to disclose political contributions.
    Section 736 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, of the head 
of an office of the legislative branch.
    Section 737 continues a provision limiting the pay 
increases of certain prevailing rate employees.
    Section 738 continues a provision requiring reports to 
Inspectors General concerning expenditures for agency 
conferences.
    Section 739 continues a provision prohibiting the use of 
funds to increase, eliminate, or reduce a program or project 
unless such change is made pursuant to reprogramming or 
transfer provisions.
    Section 740 continues a provision prohibiting the Office of 
Personnel Management or any other agency from using funds to 
implement regulations changing the competitive areas under 
reductions-in-force for Federal employees.
    Section 741 continues a provision that prohibits the use of 
funds to begin or announce a study or a public-private 
competition regarding the conversion to contractor performance 
of any function performed by civilian Federal employees 
pursuant to Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 or 
any other administrative regulation, directive, or policy.
    Section 742 continues a provision that ensures that 
contractors are not prevented from reporting waste, fraud, or 
abuse by signing confidentiality agreements that would prohibit 
such disclosure.
    Section 743 continues a provision prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for the implementation of agreements in 
certain nondisclosure policies unless certain provisions are 
included in the policies.
    Section 744 continues a provision prohibiting funds to any 
corporation with certain unpaid Federal tax liabilities unless 
an agency has considered suspension or debarment of the 
corporation and made a determination that this further action 
is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.
    Section 745 continues a provision prohibiting funds to any 
corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation 
within the preceding 24 months unless an agency has considered 
suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a 
determination that this further action is not necessary to 
protect the interests of the Government.
    Section 746 continues a provision relating to the Bureau of 
Consumer Financial Protection.
    Given the need for transparency and accountability in the 
Federal budgeting process, the Committee directs the Bureau to 
provide a briefing at least annually before the relevant 
Appropriations subcommittee on the Bureau's finances and 
expenditures.
    Section 747 continues a provision that addresses possible 
technical scorekeeping differences for fiscal year 2020 between 
the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional 
Budget Office.
    Section 748 is a provision that maintains pay levels for 
the Vice President, political appointees paid under the 
executive schedule, ambassadors who are not career members of 
the Foreign Service, politically appointed (noncareer) Senior 
Executive Service employees, and any other senior political 
appointee paid at or above level IV of the executive schedule.
    Section 749 continues a provision declaring the 
inapplicability of these general provisions to title IV and 
title VIII.

                               TITLE VIII

                GENERAL PROVISIONS--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 801 continues the provision that allows the use of 
local funds for refunding overpayments of taxes collected and 
for paying settlements and judgments against the District of 
Columbia government.
    Section 802 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds for publicity or propaganda designed to 
support or defeat legislation before Congress or any State 
legislature.
    Section 803 continues the provision that establishes 
notification requirements for certain reprogramming and 
transfer requirements with respect to funds and specifies a 
timeframe for approval and execution of requests to reprogram 
and transfer local funds.
    Section 804 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds for salaries, expenses, or other costs 
associated with the offices of U.S. Senator or Representative 
under section 4(d) of the D.C. Statehood Constitutional 
Convention Initiatives of 1979.
    Section 805 continues, with a modification, the provision 
that restricts the use of official District of Columbia 
government vehicles to official duties and not between a 
residence and workplace, except under certain circumstances.
    Section 806 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds by the District of Columbia Attorney General 
or any other officer or entity of the District government to 
provide assistance for any petition drive or civil action which 
seeks to require Congress to provide for voting representation 
in Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Section 807 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds in this act to distribute, for the purpose of 
preventing the spread of blood borne pathogens, sterile needles 
or syringes in any location that has been determined by local 
public health officials or local law enforcement authorities to 
be inappropriate for such distribution.
    Section 808 continues the provision that includes a 
``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains to 
contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 809 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of funds to legalize or reduce penalties associated with any 
schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act.
    Section 810 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of funds for abortion, with certain exceptions.
    Section 811 continues the provision requiring the CFO to 
submit a revised operating budget for agencies the CFO 
certifies as requiring a reallocation to address unanticipated 
program needs.
    Section 812 continues the provision requiring the CFO to 
submit a revised appropriated funds budget for the District of 
Columbia Schools that aligns the schools' budgets to actual 
enrollment.
    Section 813 continues the provision authorizing the 
transfer of local funds between operating funds and capital and 
enterprise funds.
    Section 814 continues the provision prohibiting obligations 
beyond the current fiscal year and prohibits transfers of funds 
unless expressly provided.
    Section 815 continues the provision that ensures that 50 
percent of unobligated balances may remain available for 
certain purposes.
    Section 816 continues a provision that appropriates local 
funds during fiscal year 2020 if there is an absence of a 
continuing resolution or regular appropriation for the District 
of Columbia. Funds are provided under the same authorities and 
conditions and in the same manner and extent as provided for 
fiscal year 2019.
    Section 817 continues the provision which limits references 
to ``this act'' in this title or title IV as referring to only 
this title and title IV.
  COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 7 of rule XVI requires that Committee reports on 
general appropriations bills identify each Committee amendment 
to the House bill ``which proposes an item of appropriation 
which is not made to carry out the provisions of an existing 
law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or resolution previously 
passed by the Senate during that session.''
    Items providing funding for fiscal year 2020 which lack 
authorization are as follows:

Department of the Treasury

    Departmental Offices
    Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments
    Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
    Cybersecurity Enhancement Account
    Office of the Inspector General
    Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
    Fiscal Service
    Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
    Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
    Internal Revenue Service

Executive Office of the President

        Office of Management and Budget

District of Columbia

    Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support
    Federal Payment for the District of Columbia Water and 
Sewer Authority
    Federal Payment for Judicial Commissions
    Federal Payment for School Improvement
    Federal Payment for the D.C. National Guard

Independent Agencies

    Administrative Conference of the United States
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Election Assistance Commission
    Federal Election Commission
    Federal Trade Commission
    General Services Administration:
    Merit Systems Protection Board
    Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, 
Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund
    Office of Government Ethics
    Securities and Exchange Commission
    Small Business Administration

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(c), RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on September 19, 
2019, the Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill 
(S. 2524) making appropriations for financial services and 
general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2020, and for other purposes, provided, that the bill be 
subject to amendment and that the bill be consistent with its 
budget allocation, and provided that the Chairman of the 
Committee or his designee be authorized to offer the substance 
of the original bill as a Committee amendment in the nature of 
a substitute to the House companion measure, by a recorded vote 
of 31-0, a quorum being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Shelby
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Alexander
Ms. Collins
Ms. Murkowski
Mr. Graham
Mr. Blunt
Mr. Moran
Mr. Hoeven
Mr. Boozman
Mrs. Capito
Mr. Kennedy
Mrs. Hyde-Smith
Mr. Daines
Mr. Rubio
Mr. Lankford
Mr. Leahy
Mrs. Murray
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Reed
Mr. Tester
Mr. Udall
Mrs. Shaheen
Mr. Merkley
Mr. Coons
Mr. Schatz
Ms. Baldwin
Mr. Murphy
Mr. Manchin
Mr. Van Hollen

 COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee reports 
on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute 
or part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the Committee.''
    In compliance with this rule, changes in existing law 
proposed to be made by the bill are shown as follows: existing 
law to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets; new matter is 
printed in italic; and existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman.

                  JUDICIAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1990, 
                           PUBLIC LAW 101-650


SEC. 203. APPOINTMENT AND NUMBER OF DISTRICT JUDGES.

    (a) In General.--* * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (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;

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (12) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Virginia.

Except with respect to the district of Kansas, the western 
district of Michigan, the eastern district of Pennsylvania, the 
district of Hawaii, and the northern district of Ohio, the 
first vacancy in the office of district judge in each of the 
judicial districts named in this subsection, occurring 10 years 
or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill 
the temporary judgeship created by this subsection, shall not 
be filled. The first vacancy in the office of district judge in 
the district of Kansas occurring [28 years and 6 months] 29 
years and 6 months or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created for such 
district under this subsection, shall not be filled. The first 
vacancy in the office of district judge in the western district 
of Michigan, occurring after December 1, 1995, shall not be 
filled. The first vacancy in the office of district judge in 
the eastern district of Pennsylvania, occurring 5 years or more 
after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the 
temporary judgeship created for such district under this 
subsection, shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the 
office of district judge in the northern district of Ohio 
occurring 19 years or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created under this 
subsection shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the office 
of the district judge in the district of Hawaii occurring [25 
years and 6 months] 26 years and 6 months or more after the 
confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary 
judgeship created under this subsection shall not be filled. 
For districts named in this subsection for which multiple 
judgeships are created by this Act, the last of those 
judgeships filled shall be the judgeships created under this 
section.
                                ------                                


  21ST CENTURY DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS AUTHORIZATON ACT, 
                           PUBLIC LAW 107-273


SEC. 312. ADDITIONAL FEDERAL JUDGESHIPS.

    (a) Permanent District Judges for the District Courts.--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (c) Temporary Judgeships.--

            (1) In general.* * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (2) Vacancies not filled.--The first vacancy in the 
        office of district judge in each of the offices of 
        district judge authorized by this subsection, except in 
        the case of the central district of California and the 
        western district of North Carolina, occurring [17 
        years] 18 years or more after the confirmation date of 
        the judge named to fill the temporary district 
        judgeship created in the applicable district by this 
        subsection, shall not be filled. The first vacancy in 
        the office of district judge in the central district of 
        California occurring [16 years and 6 months] 17 years 
        and 6 months or more after the confirmation date of the 
        judge named to fill the temporary district judgeship 
        created in that district by this subsection, shall not 
        be filled. The first vacancy in the office of district 
        judge in the western district of North Carolina 
        occurring [15 years] 16 years or more after the 
        confirmation date of the judge named to fill the 
        temporary district judgeship created in that district 
        by this subsection, shall not be filled.
                                ------                                


TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, THE JUDICIARY, 
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 
                        2006, PUBLIC LAW 109-115


                                TITLE IV


                             THE JUDICIARY


                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary

    Sec. 406. The existing judgeship for the eastern district 
of Missouri authorized by section 203(c) of the Judicial 
Improvements Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-650, 104 Stat. 5089) 
as amended by Public Law 105-53, as of the effective date of 
this Act, shall be extended. The first vacancy in the office of 
district judge in this district occurring [26 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 
by section 203(c) shall not be filled.

                        BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL


  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Budget authority                 Outlays
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee    Amount  in     Committee    Amount  in
                                                           allocation       bill       allocation       bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with the subcommittee
 allocation for 2020: Subcommittee on Financial Services
 and General Government:
    Mandatory...........................................       22,483        22,483        22,475     \1\22,475
    Discretionary.......................................       24,196        24,347        23,876     \1\23,992
        Security........................................           34            34            NA            NA
        Nonsecurity.....................................       24,162        24,313            NA            NA
Projection of outlays associated with the
 recommendation:
    2020................................................  ............  ............  ............    \2\40,782
    2021................................................  ............  ............  ............        4,403
    2022................................................  ............  ............  ............        1,059
    2023................................................  ............  ............  ............          251
    2024 and future years...............................  ............  ............  ............          124
Financial assistance to State and local governments for            NA           646            NA       \2\168
 P2020..................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
 
NA: Not applicable.
 
NOTE.--Consistent with the funding recommended in the bill for disaster relief and in accordance with
  subparagraph (D) of section 251(b)(2) of the BBEDCA of 1985, the Committee anticipates that the Budget
  Committee will provide a revised 302(a) allocation for the Committee on Appropriations reflecting an upward
  adjustment of $151,000,000 in budget authority plus associated outlays.


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2020
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                         Senate Committee recommendation
                                                                                                                             compared with (+ or -)
                                Item                                       2019            Budget         Committee    ---------------------------------
                                                                      appropriation       estimate      recommendation        2019            Budget
                                                                                                                         appropriation       estimate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
 
                        Departmental Offices
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................         214,576          235,973          223,373           +8,797          -12,600
Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States Fund..........  ...............          20,000           20,000          +20,000   ...............
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.....................         159,000          166,712          167,712           +8,712           +1,000
Cybersecurity Enhancement Account..................................          25,208           18,000           18,000           -7,208   ...............
Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments Programs...........           4,000            6,118            6,118           +2,118   ...............
Office of Inspector General........................................          37,044           37,044           38,000             +956             +956
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration..................         170,250          166,000          166,000           -4,250   ...............
Special Inspector General for TARP.................................          23,000           17,500           15,000           -8,000           -2,500
Treasury Forfeiture Fund (rescission)..............................  ...............  ...............         -60,000          -60,000          -60,000
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Departmental Offices..................................         633,078          667,347          594,203          -38,875          -73,144
                                                                    ====================================================================================
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network...............................         117,800          124,700          126,700           +8,900           +2,000
Bureau of the Fiscal Service.......................................         338,280          340,337          340,337           +2,057   ...............
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau...........................         119,600          115,427          115,427           -4,173   ...............
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account..         250,000           14,000          251,000           +1,000         +237,000
      (CDFI--Bank Enterprise Award (rescission))...................  ...............         -25,000   ...............  ...............         +25,000
 
                      Administrative Provision
 
Digitalization of savings bonds (Sec. 125).........................  ...............  ...............          25,000          +25,000          +25,000
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Department of the Treasury, non-IRS...................       1,458,758        1,236,811        1,452,667           -6,091         +215,856
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                      Internal Revenue Service
 
Taxpayer Services..................................................       2,491,554        2,402,000        2,481,554          -10,000          +79,554
Enforcement........................................................       4,860,000        4,705,368        5,060,000         +200,000         +354,632
    Program integrity initiatives..................................  ...............         199,886   ...............  ...............        -199,886
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal.....................................................       4,860,000        4,905,254        5,060,000         +200,000         +154,746
 
Operations Support.................................................       3,724,000        4,075,021        3,722,000           -2,000         -353,021
    Program integrity initiatives..................................  ...............         161,685   ...............  ...............        -161,685
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal.....................................................       3,724,000        4,236,706        3,722,000           -2,000         -514,706
 
Business Systems Modernization.....................................         150,000          290,000          150,000   ...............        -140,000
 
                      Administrative Provision
 
Tax Reform Implementation (Sec. 112)...............................          77,000   ...............  ...............         -77,000   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Internal Revenue Service..............................      11,302,554       11,833,960       11,413,554         +111,000         -420,406
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Total, title I, Department of the Treasury...................      12,761,312       13,070,771       12,866,221         +104,909         -204,550
          Appropriations...........................................     (12,761,312)     (12,734,200)     (12,926,221)       (+164,909)       (+192,021)
          Rescissions..............................................  ...............        (-25,000)        (-60,000)        (-60,000)        (-35,000)
          Program integrity initiatives............................  ...............        (361,571)  ...............  ...............       (-361,571)
      Total, title I, Department of the Treasury (excluding program      12,761,312       12,709,200       12,866,221         +104,909         +157,021
       initiatives)................................................
                                                                    ====================================================================================
 TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED
                          TO THE PRESIDENT
 
                          The White House
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................          55,000           55,000           55,000   ...............  ...............
 
Executive Residence at the White House:
    Operating expenses.............................................          13,081           13,081           13,081   ...............  ...............
    White House Repair and Restoration.............................             750              750              750   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal.....................................................          13,831           13,831           13,831   ...............  ...............
 
Council of Economic Advisers.......................................           4,187            4,000            4,000             -187   ...............
National Security Council and Homeland Security Council............          12,000           11,500           11,500             -500   ...............
Office of Administration...........................................         100,000           94,000           94,000           -6,000   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, The White House.......................................         185,018          178,331          178,331           -6,687   ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
Office of Management and Budget....................................         103,000          101,600          101,600           -1,400   ...............
    Government-wide personnel policy (legislative proposal)........  ...............             400   ...............  ...............            -400
Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator......................  ...............           1,000            1,300           +1,300             +300
 
               Office of National Drug Control Policy
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................          18,400           16,400           16,400           -2,000   ...............
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program......................         280,000   ...............         280,000   ...............        +280,000
Other Federal Drug Control Programs................................         118,327           12,101          118,970             +643         +106,869
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of National Drug Control Policy................         416,727           28,501          415,370           -1,357         +386,869
                                                                    ====================================================================================
Unanticipated Needs................................................           1,000            1,000            1,000   ...............  ...............
Information Technology Oversight and Reform........................          28,500           15,000           15,000          -13,500   ...............
 
Special Assistance to the President and Official Residence of the
 Vice President:
    Salaries and expenses..........................................           4,288            4,288            4,288   ...............  ...............
    Operating expenses.............................................             302              302              302   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal.....................................................           4,590            4,590            4,590   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Total, title II, Executive Office of the President and Funds          738,835          330,422          717,191          -21,644         +386,769
       Appropriated to the President...............................
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                      TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY
 
                 Supreme Court of the United States
 
Salaries and Expenses:
    Salaries of Justices...........................................           3,000            2,000            2,000           -1,000   ...............
    Other salaries and expenses....................................          84,703           87,699           87,699           +2,996   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal.....................................................          87,703           89,699           89,699           +1,996   ...............
 
Care of the Building and Grounds...................................          15,999           16,390           16,390             +391   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Supreme Court of the United States....................         103,702          106,089          106,089           +2,387   ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
       United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
 
Salaries and Expenses:
    Salaries of judges.............................................           4,000            3,000            3,000           -1,000   ...............
    Other salaries and expenses....................................          32,016           32,983           32,683             +667             -300
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit          36,016           35,983           35,683             -333             -300
                                                                    ====================================================================================
             United States Court of International Trade
 
Salaries and expenses:
    Salaries of judges.............................................           2,000            2,000            2,000   ...............  ...............
    Other salaries and expenses....................................          18,882           19,930           19,187             +305             -743
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, U.S. Court of International Trade.....................          20,882           21,930           21,187             +305             -743
                                                                    ====================================================================================
  Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services
 
Salaries and expenses:
    Salaries of judges and bankruptcy judges.......................         429,000          411,000          411,000          -18,000   ...............
    Other salaries and expenses....................................       5,144,383        5,383,970        5,182,654          +38,271         -201,316
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal.....................................................       5,573,383        5,794,970        5,593,654          +20,271         -201,316
 
Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.............................           8,475            9,012            9,070             +595              +58
Defender Services..................................................       1,150,450        1,234,574        1,234,574          +84,124   ...............
Fees of Jurors and Commissioners...................................          49,750           51,851           50,745             +995           -1,106
Court Security.....................................................         607,110          641,273          641,108          +33,998             -165
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial       7,389,168        7,731,680        7,529,151         +139,983         -202,529
       Services....................................................
                                                                    ====================================================================================
         Administrative Office of the United States Courts
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................          92,413           96,945           94,261           +1,848           -2,684
 
                      Federal Judicial Center
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................          29,819           30,736           30,436             +617             -300
 
                United States Sentencing Commission
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................          18,953           19,265           19,670             +717             +405
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Total, title III, the Judiciary..............................       7,690,953        8,042,628        7,836,477         +145,524         -206,151
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                   TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support.......................          40,000   ...............          15,000          -25,000          +15,000
Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs in the             12,000           11,400           18,000           +6,000           +6,600
 District of Columbia..............................................
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts.................         258,394          270,703          233,394          -25,000          -37,309
Federal Payment for Defender Services in District of Columbia                46,005           46,005           46,005   ...............  ...............
 Courts............................................................
Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender Supervision              256,724          248,524          242,524          -14,200           -6,000
 Agency for the District of Columbia...............................
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Public Defender Service          45,858           42,404           44,011           -1,847           +1,607
Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.......           2,150            1,805            1,805             -345   ...............
Federal Payment for Judicial Commissions...........................             565              536              532              -33               -4
Federal Payment for School Improvement.............................          52,500           90,000           60,000           +7,500          -30,000
Federal Payment for the D.C. National Guard........................             435              413              413              -22   ...............
Federal Payment for Testing and Treatment of HIV/AIDS..............           3,000            4,750            3,000   ...............          -1,750
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer                   8,000   ...............           8,000   ...............          +8,000
 Authority.........................................................
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Total, title IV, District of Columbia........................         725,631          716,540          672,684          -52,947          -43,856
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                TITLE V--OTHER INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
 
Administrative Conference of the United States.....................           3,100            3,100            3,250             +150             +150
Commodity Futures Trading Commission...............................         268,000          250,000          305,000          +37,000          +55,000
    CFTC Fee Spending (legislative proposal)\1\....................  ...............          65,000   ...............  ...............         -65,000
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Commodity Futures Trading Commission..................         268,000          315,000          305,000          +37,000          -10,000
                                                                    ====================================================================================
Consumer Product Safety Commission.................................         127,000          127,000          127,000   ...............  ...............
 
                   Election Assistance Commission
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           9,200           11,995           11,995           +2,795   ...............
Election Security Grants...........................................  ...............  ...............         250,000         +250,000         +250,000
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Election Assistance Commission........................           9,200           11,995          261,995         +252,795         +250,000
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                 Federal Communications Commission
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................         339,000          335,660          339,000   ...............          +3,340
Offsetting fee collections.........................................        -339,000         -335,660         -339,000   ...............          -3,340
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Direct appropriation.........................................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
 
               Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
 
Office of Inspector General (by transfer)..........................         (42,982)         (42,982)         (42,982)  ...............  ...............
Deposit Insurance Fund (transfer)..................................        (-42,982)        (-42,982)        (-42,982)  ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
Federal Election Commission........................................          71,250           70,538           70,538             -712   ...............
Federal Labor Relations Authority..................................          26,200           24,890           24,890           -1,310   ...............
Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council....................  ...............  ...............           9,100           +9,100           +9,100
 
                      Federal Trade Commission
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................         309,700          312,300          312,300           +2,600   ...............
Offsetting fee collections (mergers)...............................        -136,000         -141,000         -141,000           -5,000   ...............
Offsetting fee collections (telephone).............................         -17,000          -18,000          -18,000           -1,000   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Direct appropriation...........................................         156,700          153,300          153,300           -3,400   ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                  General Services Administration
 
                       Federal Buildings Fund
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Construction and acquisition of facilities.....................         958,900          649,290          350,517         -608,383         -298,773
    Repairs and alterations:
        Major repairs and alterations..............................         276,837        1,127,153          905,464         +628,627         -221,689
        Basic repairs and alterations..............................         356,382          382,057          382,057          +25,675   ...............
        Repair and alteration design...............................  ...............           3,200            3,200           +3,200   ...............
        Special emphasis programs..................................          30,000          150,000           75,000          +45,000          -75,000
    Rental of space................................................       5,418,845        5,508,390        5,497,297          +78,452          -11,093
    Building operations............................................       2,244,118        2,383,506        2,367,544         +123,426          -15,962
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Limitations on Availability of Revenue.............       9,285,082       10,203,596        9,581,079         +295,997         -622,517
 
Rental income to fund..............................................     -10,131,673      -10,203,596      -10,203,596          -71,923   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Federal Buildings Fund................................        -846,591   ...............        -622,517         +224,074         -622,517
                                                                    ====================================================================================
Government-wide Policy.............................................          60,000           65,843           64,000           +4,000           -1,843
Operating expenses.................................................          49,440           49,440           49,440   ...............  ...............
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.................................           9,301            9,301            9,301   ...............  ...............
Office of Inspector General........................................          65,000           68,000           66,500           +1,500           -1,500
    OPM Office of Inspector General (legislative proposal).........  ...............           5,000   ...............  ...............          -5,000
    Limitation on administrative expenses (legislative proposal)...  ...............          25,265   ...............  ...............         -25,265
Allowances and Office Staff for Former Presidents..................           4,796            3,851            3,851             -945   ...............
Federal Citizen Services Fund......................................          55,000           58,400           55,000   ...............          -3,400
Pre-Election Presidential Transition...............................  ...............           9,620            9,620           +9,620   ...............
Technology Modernization Fund......................................          25,000          150,000   ...............         -25,000         -150,000
Asset Proceeds and Space Management Fund...........................          25,000           31,000   ...............         -25,000          -31,000
Environmental Review Improvement Fund..............................           6,070            7,100   ...............          -6,070           -7,100
Working capital fund...............................................  ...............          50,000   ...............  ...............         -50,000
 
                      Administrative Provision
 
Tax Delinquency Contractor Provision (Sec. 527)....................  ...............  ...............           3,000           +3,000           +3,000
 
       Office of Personnel Management P(legislative proposal)
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................  ...............         132,809   ...............  ...............        -132,809
    Limitation on administrative expenses..........................  ...............         132,446   ...............  ...............        -132,446
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and expenses..............................  ...............         265,255   ...............  ...............        -265,255
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, General Services Administration.......................        -546,984          798,075         -361,805         +185,179       -1,159,880
                                                                    ====================================================================================
Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation..............................           1,000   ...............           1,670             +670           +1,670
 
                   Merit Systems Protection Board
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................          44,490           39,921           39,921           -4,569   ...............
Limitation on administrative expenses..............................           2,345            2,345            2,345   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Merit Systems Protection Board........................          46,835           42,266           42,266           -4,569   ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
          Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
 
Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund....................           1,875            1,800            1,725             -150              -75
Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund..............................           3,200            3,200            3,200   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation.......           5,075            5,000            4,925             -150              -75
                                                                    ====================================================================================
            National Archives and Records Administration
 
Operating expenses.................................................         373,000          345,609          363,000          -10,000          +17,391
    Reduction of debt..............................................         -27,224   ...............  ...............         +27,224   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal.....................................................         345,776          345,609          363,000          +17,224          +17,391
 
Office of Inspector General........................................           4,823            4,801            4,823   ...............             +22
Repairs and Restoration............................................           7,500            7,500            7,500   ...............  ...............
National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants                6,000   ...............  ...............          -6,000   ...............
 Program...........................................................
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, National Archives and Records Administration..........         364,099          357,910          375,323          +11,224          +17,413
                                                                    ====================================================================================
NCUA Community Development Revolving Loan Fund.....................           2,000   ...............  ...............          -2,000   ...............
Office of Government Ethics........................................          17,019           17,430           17,019   ...............            -411
 
                   Office of Personnel Management
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................         132,172   ...............         148,668          +16,496         +148,668
    Limitation on administrative expenses..........................         133,483   ...............         160,398          +26,915         +160,398
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and Expenses..............................         265,655   ...............         309,066          +43,411         +309,066
 
Office of Inspector General........................................           5,000   ...............           5,000   ...............          +5,000
    Limitation on administrative expenses..........................          25,265   ...............          25,265   ...............         +25,265
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Office of Inspector General........................          30,265   ...............          30,265   ...............         +30,265
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of Personnel Management........................         295,920   ...............         339,331          +43,411         +339,331
                                                                    ====================================================================================
Office of Special Counsel..........................................          26,535           26,252           26,535   ...............            +283
Postal Regulatory Commission.......................................          15,200           16,615           16,615           +1,415   ...............
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board........................           5,000            8,500            8,000           +3,000             -500
Public Buildings Reform Board......................................  ...............           3,500            1,000           +1,000           -2,500
 
                 Securities and Exchange Commission
 
Salaries and Expenses..............................................       1,674,902        1,745,954        1,756,000          +81,098          +10,046
    SEC NYC Regional Office........................................          37,189           10,525           10,525          -26,664   ...............
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      Subtotal, Securities and Exchange Commission.................       1,712,091        1,756,479        1,766,525          +54,434          +10,046
 
SEC fees...........................................................      -1,712,091       -1,756,479       -1,766,525          -54,434          -10,046
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      Total, Securities and Exchange Commission....................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
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Selective Service System...........................................          26,000           25,000           26,000   ...............          +1,000
 
                   Small Business Administration
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................         267,500          272,157          265,500           -2,000           -6,657
Entrepreneurial Development Programs...............................         247,700          180,650          242,700           -5,000          +62,050
Office of Inspector General........................................          21,900           21,900           21,900   ...............  ...............
Office of Advocacy.................................................           9,120            9,120            9,120   ...............  ...............
 
Business Loans Program Account:
    Direct loans subsidy...........................................           4,000            4,000            4,000   ...............  ...............
    Administrative expenses........................................         155,150          155,150          155,150   ...............  ...............
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      Total, Business loans program account........................         159,150          159,150          159,150   ...............  ...............
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Disaster Loans Program Account:
    Administrative expenses........................................          10,000          177,136           26,248          +16,248         -150,888
        Disaster relief category...................................  ...............  ...............         150,888         +150,888         +150,888
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          Total, Disaster loans program account....................          10,000          177,136          177,136         +167,136   ...............
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          Subtotal, Small Business Administration..................         715,370          820,113          875,506         +160,136          +55,393
 
                     Administrative Provisions
 
Negative subsidy receipts (Sec. 528) (legislative proposal)........  ...............        -152,000   ...............  ...............        +152,000
Unobligated balances (rescission)..................................         -50,000   ...............         -16,369          +33,631          -16,369
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      Total, Small Business Administration.........................         665,370          668,113          859,137         +193,767         +191,024
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                    United States Postal Service
 
Payment to the Postal Service Fund.................................          55,235           56,711           56,711           +1,476   ...............
Office of Inspector General........................................         250,000          250,000          250,000   ...............  ...............
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      Total, United States Postal Service..........................         305,235          306,711          306,711           +1,476   ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
United States Tax Court............................................          51,515           55,550           54,515           +3,000           -1,035
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      Total, title V, Independent Agencies.........................       1,941,269        3,036,745        2,672,315         +731,046         -364,430
          Appropriations...........................................      (1,991,269)      (3,036,745)      (2,537,796)       (+546,527)       (-498,949)
          Rescissions..............................................        (-50,000)  ...............        (-16,369)        (+33,631)        (-16,369)
          Disaster relief category.................................  ...............  ...............        (150,888)       (+150,888)       (+150,888)
      (By transfer)................................................         (42,982)         (42,982)         (42,982)  ...............  ...............
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               TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT
 
Mandatory appropriations (sec. 619)................................      21,818,000       21,911,000       21,911,000          +93,000   ...............
PCA Oversight Board scholarships...................................           1,000   ...............           2,000           +1,000           +2,000
    Offsetting collections.........................................  ...............          -1,000           -1,000           -1,000   ...............
    Rescission.....................................................  ...............          -4,000   ...............  ...............          +4,000
Oversight.gov Website Enhancements.................................           2,000   ...............           1,000           -1,000           +1,000
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      Total, title VI, General Provisions..........................      21,821,000       21,906,000       21,913,000          +92,000           +7,000
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           TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS--GOVERNMENT-WIDE
 
Civil Service Retirement and Disability Funds (Sec. 734)...........  ...............          -2,000           -2,000           -2,000   ...............
 
                        OTHER APPROPRIATIONS
 
  ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR DISASTER RELIEF ACT,
                                2019
 
Major Repairs and Alterations (emergency)..........................          91,200   ...............  ...............         -91,200   ...............
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      Grand total..................................................      45,770,200       47,101,106       46,675,888         +905,688         -425,218
          Appropriations...........................................     (45,729,000)     (46,768,535)     (46,601,369)       (+872,369)       (-167,166)
          Rescissions..............................................        (-50,000)        (-29,000)        (-76,369)        (-26,369)        (-47,369)
          Emergency appropriations.................................         (91,200)  ...............  ...............        (-91,200)  ...............
          Disaster relief category.................................  ...............  ...............        (150,888)       (+150,888)       (+150,888)
          Program Integrity Initiatives............................  ...............        (361,571)  ...............  ...............       (-361,571)
          (By transfer)............................................         (42,982)         (42,982)         (42,982)  ...............  ...............
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