H. Rept. 112-136 - 112th Congress (2011-2012)
July 07, 2011, As Reported by the Appropriations Committee

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House Report 112-136 - FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2012




[House Report 112-136]
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112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    112-136

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  FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2012

                                _______
                                

  July 7, 2011.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

          Mrs. Emerson, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 2434]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for financial services and general government 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

_______________________________________________________________________


                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Title I--Department of the Treasury........................     2
                                                                      5
Title II--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
    Appropriated to the President..........................    21
                                                                     22
Title III--The Judiciary...................................    34
                                                                     30
Title IV--District of Columbia.............................    42
                                                                     36
Title V--Independent Agencies..............................    53
                                                                     40
        Administrative Conference of the United States.....    53
                                                                     40
        Consumer Product Safety Commission.................    53
                                                                     41
        Election Assistance Commission.....................    54
                                                                     42
        Federal Communications Commission..................    54
                                                                     43
        Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation..............    55
                                                                     45
        Federal Election Commission........................    55
                                                                     45
        Federal Labor Relations Authority..................    56
                                                                     45
        Federal Trade Commission...........................    57
                                                                     46
        General Services Administration....................    58
                                                                     47
        Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation..............    67
                                                                     54
        Merit Systems Protection Board.....................    67
                                                                     55
        Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation....    68
                                                                     55
        National Archives and Records Administration.......    69
                                                                     56
        National Credit Union Administration...............    71
                                                                     57
        Office of Government Ethics........................    71
                                                                     58
        Office of Personnel Management.....................    71
                                                                     58
        Office of Special Counsel..........................    74
                                                                     60
        Postal Regulatory Commission.......................    74
                                                                     60
        Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.....    75
                                                                     61
        Securities and Exchange Commission.................    75
                                                                     61
        Selective Service System...........................    76
                                                                     63
        Small Business Administration......................    77
                                                                     64
        United States Postal Service.......................    82
                                                                     68
        United States Tax Court............................    83
                                                                     69
Title VI--General Provisions--This Act.....................    83
                                                                     69
Title VII--General Provisions--Government-wide: 
    Departments, Agencies, and Corporations................    97
                                                                     73
Title VIII--General Provisions, District of Columbia.......   123
                                                                     76
Title IX--Spending Reduction Account for Regular Annual 
    Appropriation Bills....................................   129
                                                                     77
House of Representatives Reporting Requirements............    --
                                                                     77
Minority Views.............................................    --
                                                                    121

                         HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BILL

    The Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee 
has jurisdiction over a diverse group of agencies responsible 
for regulating the financial and telecommunications industries; 
collecting taxes and providing taxpayer assistance; supporting 
the operations of the White House, the Federal Judiciary, and 
the District of Columbia; managing Federal buildings; and 
overseeing the Federal workforce. The activities of these 
agencies impact nearly every American and are integral to the 
operations of our government.
    However, with the Federal debt exceeding $14 trillion, the 
Subcommittee is committed to reducing the cost and size of 
government. The bill provides a total of $19,895,000,000 in 
discretionary budget authority which is nine percent less than 
fiscal year 2011 and 18 percent less than fiscal year 2010. The 
discretionary budget authority provided is $5,788,140,000 or 
22.5 percent less than the President's request.

                         TOTAL BUDGET AUTHORITY


                             [$ in milions]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY 2011       FY 2012        FY 2012
                                 Enacted       Request    Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary...............        21,748        25,683         19,895
Mandatory...................        21,160        21,455         21,455
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                DISCRETIONARY BUDGET AUTHORITY BY TITLE


                             [$ in milions]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY 2011       FY 2012        FY 2012
           Agency                Enacted       Request    Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Department of the Treasury..        13,095        14,038         12,166
Executive Office of the                705           739            640
 President..................
Judiciary...................         6,478         6,856          6,326
District of Columbia........           699           717            637
Other.......................           771         3,333            126
                             -------------------------------------------
    Total...................        21,748        25,683         19,895
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The funding priorities in the bill include the Small 
Business Administration's (SBA) business and disaster loan 
programs, drug task forces, public safety and education in the 
District of Columbia, and Treasury's antiterrorism and 
financial intelligence activities.
    In order to assist small business, the bill provides an 
increase of $127,795,000 for SBA's business loan program over 
fiscal year 2011. In addition, the bill requires the Office of 
Management and Budget and certain regulatory agencies to report 
to the Committee on their efforts to eliminate duplicative, 
outdated and burdensome regulations.
    For the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the bill 
provides $238,522,000 for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas 
which is $38,522,000 more than the request. In addition, the 
bill provides $88,600,000 for the Drug-Free Communities 
program.
    For the District of Columbia, the bill fully funds the 
request for emergency planning and security. In addition, the 
bill provides increases above fiscal year 2011 for the 
operations of the DC Superior Court and the Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency. The bill continues the Committee's 
commitment to education in the City by providing $60,000,000 
for school improvement, as authorized by the Scholarships for 
Opportunity and Results Act, and $30,000,000 for resident 
tuition support.
    For Treasury's Office of Terrorism and Financial 
Intelligence, the bill provides $100,000,000 to combat drug 
lords, terrorists, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, 
rogue nations and other threats. This amount is $7,400,000 
above the request, and recognizing the importance of these 
activities, funding for this office is provided in a separate 
appropriation from other Treasury offices.
    In order to pay for these priorities while still 
significantly reducing overall spending, the Committee has 
reduced the operating expenses for all non-security related 
Department of Treasury offices and bureaus, the Executive 
Office of the President, the Federal courts, and nearly every 
independent agency funded by this bill. In addition, the 
Committee has eliminated funding for new construction and major 
renovations of Federal buildings. The Committee believes before 
new space is added to the Federal inventory, the Executive 
Branch should make better use of its existing space.
    In addition to reducing the operating costs of nearly every 
agency in the bill, the Committee has prohibited funding for 
specific activities that the Committee believes inhibit 
economic recovery and fiscal sustainability. These funding 
limitations prohibit funds for implementation of the individual 
mandate from the healthcare reform act, operating an unverified 
consumer complaint database, imposing burdensome regulations on 
the Internet, executing the outdated Presidential Election 
Campaign Fund, hiring certain unconfirmed Czars, and 
reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.
    The bill also provides for increased transparency and 
Congressional oversight of recently created agencies such as 
the Office of Financial Stability, the Office of Financial 
Research, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These 
reforms will allow Congress and the American people to better 
understand the activities of these organizations which 
currently have significant authority to spend taxpayer funds 
without oversight.

              OPERATING PLAN AND REPROGRAMMING PROCEDURES

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

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


                          Departmental Offices


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $306,388,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       324,889,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       185,749,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................      -120,639,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................      -139,140,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $185,749,000 for Departmental 
Offices, Salaries and Expenses, which is $120,639,000 less than 
fiscal year 2011 and $139,140,000 less than the request. Of the 
funds provided, $7,000,000 is available until September 30, 
2013, for information technology and the Office of Critical 
Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy and $6,787,000 
is for financial statement audits.
    Beginning fiscal year 2012, the Committee provides a 
separate appropriation for the Department's Office of Terrorism 
and Financial Intelligence (TFI) from the ``Departmental 
Offices'' account.
    Operating Plan.--The Committee directs the Department to 
submit an operating plan for the fiscal year 2012 resources 
provided to the Department, including all offices and bureaus, 
not more than 60 days after enactment of this Act. The plan 
must include information on program changes and major 
procurements at the Department.
    Judgment Fund Transparency.--The Secretary of the Treasury 
shall submit to the Committee and make available to the public 
on its website an annual report about payments made under 31 
U.S.C. 1304 for the fiscal year. Unless the disclosure of such 
information is otherwise prohibited by law or court order, the 
report shall consist of: (1) the name of the plaintiff or 
claimant, (2) the name of the counsel for the plaintiff or 
claimant; (3) the name of the agency that submitted the claim; 
(4) a brief description of the facts that gave rise to the 
claim; and (5) the amount paid representing principal, attorney 
fees, and interest, if applicable. The first report is due 
within 60 days of enactment of this Act.
    Volcker Rule.--In Public Law 111-203, subsequent to a study 
issued by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), 
Congress directed FSOC to coordinate the efforts of the 
appropriate Federal banking regulators, the U.S. Securities and 
Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission to promulgate regulations, known as the ``Volcker 
Rule,'' that ``appropriately accommodate the business of 
insurance.'' The Committee believes that the traditional 
investment activities of State-regulated insurance companies 
for their general accounts, including investing in both 
sponsored and third-party funds, are preserved by the law 
without constraint.
    The Committee is concerned the rule-making process is 
moving forward without a Senate-confirmed, voting member of the 
FSOC who can represent the views of the insurance industry. The 
Committee looks forward to reviewing the proposed regulations 
to ensure that Congressional intent is fulfilled.
    Economic Warfare and Financial Terrorism.--Not later than 
150 days after the enactment of this Act, the Committee directs 
the Secretary to submit a report to the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees, the House Financial Services 
Committee, the Senate Banking Committee and other Committees 
the Department deems necessary regarding the potential risks to 
U.S. financial markets and economy posed by economic warfare 
and financial terrorism. The Secretary shall consider what 
vulnerabilities currently exist and potentially may arise in 
the future. In preparing the report, the Secretary shall 
consult with appropriate agencies, departments, bureaus, and 
commissions that have expertise in terrorism and complex 
financial instruments. The report may be submitted in 
classified and unclassified forms.

             OFFICE OF TERRORISM AND FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................           $ - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       100,000,000
Bill compared with:...................................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................      +100,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................      +100,000,000


    When the Administration was preparing its 2011 budget 
request during the summer and fall of 2010, it could never have 
imagined that a desperately discouraged vegetable vendor in 
Tunisia would give rise to the protests in Tunisia and 
elsewhere such as Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Yemen. The resulting 
uncertainty and instability creates opportunities for 
organizations and persons who harbor ill-will against America 
and Americans.
    The Arab Spring Uprising warrants both diligence and 
vigilance. Financial capital has no respect for geographical 
boundaries; it will flow in the direction of least resistance. 
Economic and trade sanctions issued and enforced by Office of 
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence's (TFI) Office of Foreign 
Assets Control protect the financial system from being polluted 
with criminal and illicit activities and counteract national 
security threats from drug lords, terrorists, weapons of mass 
destruction proliferators, and rogue nations, among others. In 
addition to the enforcement of sanctions, TFI also produces 
vital analysis with regards to foreign intelligence and 
counterintelligence across all elements of the national 
security community.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $100,000,000 
for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence to carry 
out TFI's central role in detecting and defeating security 
threats and separates its appropriation from the ``Departmental 
Offices'' account, where it was historically funded. The 
recommended level is the same as fiscal year 2011 amount 
provided for these activities within ``Departmental Offices'' 
and is $7,400,000 more than the request also within 
``Departmental Offices''. The Committee is distressed that the 
Administration would propose reducing financial intelligence 
activities while proposing increases for other headquarter 
offices.
    The Committee is aware that on January 28, 2011, the 
Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) 
finalized regulations amending the Cuban Assets Control 
Regulations to implement policy changes announced by the 
President on January 14, 2011. Among other changes, the new 
regulations permit OFAC to issue specific licenses on a case-
by-case basis authorizing travel related transactions incident 
to educational exchanges not involving academic study pursuant 
to a degree program when those exchanges take place under the 
auspices of an organization that sponsors and organizes such 
programs to promote people-to-people contacts. The Committee 
understands that, at present, there is a considerable number of 
permit applications related to these specific licenses in the 
queue awaiting a decision on issuance. The Committee directs 
OFAC to provide the Committee a report on the current number of 
pending applications seeking specific licenses related to these 
particular educations exchanges, OFAC's plan for moving through 
the queue awaiting a decision, the number of these licenses 
that OFAC has issued to date, and OFAC's plan for expeditiously 
reviewing these applications in the future.

                BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION

   ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION

    To demonstrate its commitment to doing away with the fine 
print, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) 
provided a scintilla of budget material to Congress, consisting 
of broad policy objectives and total budgetary resources. 
Unlike other agencies, the BCFP does not describe or explain 
the relationship between its policy objectives and the 
budgetary resources, performance measures or goals, significant 
proposals that effect obligations in the five to ten year 
period and their relationship to the current year and budget 
year, or the budgetary effect of workload, strategic planning, 
capital planning, or investments in information technology. In 
the absence of this fine print, the Committee cannot discern 
what the BCFP plans to do, how it will do it, or how much it 
will cost.
    The Committee is disappointed that an agency dedicated to 
transparency and accountability was not more forthcoming about 
how it plans to spend taxpayer money and remedies this 
informational vacuum with sections 101 and 102.
    Section 101. The Committee includes language limiting the 
transfer from the Federal Reserve to the BCFP to $200,000,000 
for fiscal year 2012. In addition, language is included 
limiting the BCFP's authority to obligate funding to 
$200,000,000 for fiscal year 2012. These reforms will allow 
Congress and the American people to understand better the 
activities of the BCFP, which currently has significant 
authority to spend taxpayer funds without oversight or input 
from Congress.
    The limitation is $129,045,000, or 39 percent, less than 
the request for $329,045,000 and approximately $500 million, or 
71 percent, less than the $700 million authorized in the Dodd-
Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
    Section 102. The Committee includes language making the 
BCFP's funding subject to the annual appropriations process 
beginning in fiscal year 2013. Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street 
Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the BCFP can spend more 
than half a billion dollars without regard to the Congress. The 
Committee believes this provision will routinize the exchange 
of information between the BCFP and Congress. The BCFP needs 
oversight as much as banks and nonbanks do. Applying a 
budgetary check and balance to the BCFP is the first step 
toward repairing a relationship with Congress that can best be 
described as uneven.
    Operating Plan.--The Committee directs the BCFP to submit 
an operating plan within 60 days of enactment of this Act. The 
plan shall also include how the BCFP plans to allocates 
resources, both funds and staff, by type of financial 
institution, financial product and service, and consumer. The 
plan will also compare the risks of each category with the 
resources allocated for it.
    Responsible Leadership Structure.--The Committee's 
experience with the Federal Trade Commission, Securities and 
Exchange Commission, Federal Communications Commission, 
Consumer Product Safety Commission, and other Federal agencies 
with powers to protect consumers or investors leads it to 
conclude that a five-member commission is more suitable for 
guiding the BCFP than a single director. A commission ensures 
that multiple disciplines, experiences, and perspectives are 
brought to bear on the BCFP's rules, policies, and enforcement 
actions. The appointment and removal process and staggered 
terms of the commissioners can provide both a check and balance 
and measure of continuity that single head cannot. The 
Committee strongly supports H.R. 1121 as ordered to be reported 
by the House Financial Services authorizing committee, which 
replaces the BCFP's director with a five-member commission.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $29,641,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        29,855,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        29,641,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -214,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $29,641,000 
for the OIG, which is the same as the fiscal year 2011 and 
$214,000 less than the request. For the past decade, the OIG 
has had little time for program audits and investigations 
because the extraordinary rate of bank failures generated an 
extraordinary number of material loss reviews. Beginning in 
2011, the number of material loss reviews should decline 
because the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act raised the threshold of a material loss review 
from $25 million in losses to $200 million in 2011, to $150 
million in 2012 and 2013, and $50 million thereafter. The 
Committee expects this change in workload to allow the OIG 
significantly more time for oversight of the Department's 
programs, expenses, and practices.

           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $151,696,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       157,831,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       151,696,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -6,135,000


    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Restructuring and Reform 
Act of 1998 established the Office of Treasury Inspector 
General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and abolished the IRS 
Office of the Chief Inspector. TIGTA conducts audits, 
investigations, and evaluations to assess the operations and 
programs of the IRS and its related entities, the IRS Oversight 
Board, and the Office of Chief Counsel. The purpose of those 
audits and investigations is as follows: (1) to promote the 
economic, efficient, and effective administration of the 
Nation's tax laws and to detect and deter fraud and abuse in 
IRS programs and operations; and (2) to recommend actions to 
resolve fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and 
deficiencies in these programs and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $151,696,000 
for the TIGTA, the same as fiscal year 2011 and $6,135,000 less 
than the request.
    The Committee appreciates TIGTA's previous work on identity 
theft and encourages TIGTA to continue working on this issue by 
evaluating (1) whether the policies of the IRS Office of 
Privacy, Information Protection and Data Security are 
integrated into IRS's division operations, (2) whether the IRS 
is keeping reliable records for quantifying the number of 
identity thefts, (3) whether the IRS is developing effective 
tools for detecting and preventing identity theft, and (4) 
whether the IRS is providing responsive and courteous victim 
assistance.
    Not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, TIGTA 
shall submit a report to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations on the extent to which IRS employees use tax 
preparation software or hire tax preparation professionals and 
how those rates compare to the general public.

    SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $36,227,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        47,374,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        41,801,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        +5,574,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -5,573,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $41,801,000 
for operating expenses of the SIGTARP, which is $5,574,000 more 
than fiscal year 2011 and $5,573,000 less than the request.
    SIGTARP's operating expenses were initially funded with 
mandatory appropriations in the TARP. These funds, however, 
were provided for a limited amount, decreasing over time. 
Therefore, in order to continue vigorous oversight of the 
outstanding TARP amounts, additional discretionary 
appropriations are provided. As TARP winds down, the Committee 
expects the request for discretionary appropriations in this 
account to also wind down in future years.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $110,788,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        84,297,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       110,788,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       +26,491,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $110,788,000 
for FinCEN, which is the same as fiscal year 2011 and 
$26,491,000 more than the request. Of the amount provided, 
$20,000,000 is available until September 30, 2014.
    The recommended amount is intended to continue FinCEN's 
multi-year effort to modernize its information technology 
systems and to ensure FinCEN's information is accessible to the 
appropriate State and local law enforcement personnel, field 
representatives, and the intelligence community. The data 
compiled and analyzed by FinCEN is a critical tool used by law 
enforcement and the intelligence community for investigating, 
among other crimes, money laundering, mortgage fraud, drug 
cartels, and terrorist financing. The Committee is dismayed 
that the Administration proposed $3 million in reductions for 
State and local and intelligence community access to BSA 
information and rejects these reductions in their entirety. The 
Committee expects the Department and the Office of Management 
and Budget to continue to vigorously oversee the information 
technology modernization effort to ensure its success.

                        Treasury Forfeiture Fund


                              (RESCISSION)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................     -$400,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................      -600,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................      -630,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................      -230,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -30,000,000


    The Committee recommends a rescission of $630,000,000 of 
unobligated balances in the Treasury Forfeiture Fund, which is 
$230,000,000 more than fiscal year 2011 and $30,000,000 more 
than the request.
    The Committee appreciates the risks and dangers assumed by 
Internal Revenue Service and Homeland Security law enforcement 
agents to disrupt and dismantle criminal enterprises. One 
outcome of their successes is the exceptionally large 
forfeitures of property and assets in recent years.

                      Financial Management Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $232,786,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       218,805,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       216,617,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       -16,169,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -2,188,000


    The Financial Management Service (FMS) is the Federal 
government's central financial agent, collecting all Federal 
revenue and disbursing all Federal payments. FMS also develops 
and implements reliable and efficient financial methods and 
systems to operate the government's cash management, credit 
management, and debt collection programs in order to maintain 
government accounts and report on the status of the 
government's finances. In addition, the FMS is the primary 
agency for collecting Federal non-tax debt owed to the 
government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $216,617,000 
for the FMS, which is $16,169,000 less than fiscal year 2011 
and $2,188,000 less than the request. Of the funds provided, 
$4,120,000 is available until September 30, 2014, for 
addressing information system modernization and $2,500 for 
official reception and representation expenses.
    The Committee notes that this funding reduction is 
attainable through a number of efficiency savings assumed in 
the request, such as paperless transactions, space and data 
consolidation, and the revaluation of new systems. The 
Committee appreciates the FMS's self-discipline and economy.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $100,798,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        97,878,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        96,899,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -3,899,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -979,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $96,899,000 
for the TTB, which is $3,899,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$979,000 less than the request. Within the amount provided, the 
bill includes up to $6,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses and up to $50,000 for cooperative 
research and development programs, as requested.
    The Committee appreciates the Bureau's restraint and 
resourcefulness. The recommended reduction is accomplished 
through the Bureau's initiatives to simplify reporting 
requirements and reduce overhead and operations.

                           United States Mint


               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a spending level for capital 
investments by the Mint for circulating coinage and protective 
services of $20,000,000, which is $6,700,000 less than the 
fiscal year 2011 and the same as the request.

                       Bureau of the Public Debt


                     ADMINISTERING THE PUBLIC DEBT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $184,635,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       173,635,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       171,979,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       -12,656,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -1,656,000


    The Bureau of the Public Debt is responsible for the 
conduct of all public debt operations and the promotion of the 
sale of U.S. securities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $171,979,000 
for Administering the Public Debt, which is $12,656,000 less 
than fiscal year 2011 and $1,656,000 less than the request. Of 
this amount, the Committee recommends $2,500 for official 
reception and representation expenses and $10,000,000 is 
available until September 30, 2013. Language is included that 
reduces the total amount by no more than $8,000,000 as 
definitive security issue fees and Treasury Direct Investor 
Account Maintenance fees are collected, so as to result in a 
final fiscal year 2012 appropriation of $163,979,000.
    The Committee notes that the recommendation, which is below 
the fiscal year 2011 level and the request, is possible due to 
a number of efficiency savings assumed in the budget 
submission. The Committee is pleased with the Bureau's earnest 
efforts to reduce costs through data center consolidation, 
paperless transactions, and decommissioning legacy systems.

   Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account





Appropriation fiscal year 2011........................      $226,546,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       227,259,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       183,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       -43,546,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -44,259,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $183,000,000 
for the CDFI Fund program, which is $43,546,000 less than 
fiscal year 2011 and $44,259,000 less than the request. Of the 
amounts provided, $22,965,000 is for the administrative 
expenses for all programs. The Committee recommends a set-aside 
of $12,000,000 for grants, loans, and technical assistance and 
training programs to benefit Native American, Alaskan Natives, 
and Native Hawaiian communities in the coordination of 
development strategies, increased access to equity investments, 
and loans for development activities. No funds are designated 
for either the Bank on USA or Healthy Food Financing Initiative 
programs.
    The Committee notes the strong support for the core CDFI 
financial and technical assistance and New Markets Tax Credits 
(NMTC) programs. The presence of these programs is especially 
evident in urban, metropolitan areas. The Committee directs the 
General Accountability Office to conduct a study on the 
concentration of CDFIs and NMTCs in urban areas and to comment 
on the extent that program design, administration, or history 
contributed to the early establishment of CDFIs in urban areas 
by April 2012.
    The Committee strongly encourages the CDFI Fund to continue 
to place a heavy emphasis on efforts related to affordable 
housing, business assistance, and community services such as 
child care, health care, education, and job training rather 
than creating specialized programs, initiatives, or other 
variations of financial and technical assistance. The Committee 
includes language to require the Department to demonstrate the 
effectiveness of any such assistance in meeting the findings in 
the Riegle Act.
    The Committee requires more detailed information on how the 
Healthy Food Financing Initiative, which was implemented in 
2011, was executed and if providing financing for private 
investment is the best approach to increase the consumption of 
targeted foods. Therefore, the Department of Treasury is 
directed to provide the Committee with a report by May 2012 
outlining how this program was administered, including the 
specific criteria and processes that were used to make grant 
awards. The report shall also address why this is a better 
approach, both for the taxpayer and the underserved, than other 
alternative programs such as food assistance programs.

                        Internal Revenue Service


                           TAXPAYER SERVICES




Appropriations, fiscal year 2011......................    $2,274,272,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................     2,345,133,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,165,756,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................      -108,516,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................      -179,377,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,165,756,000 
for Taxpayer Services, which is $108,516,000 less than fiscal 
year 2011 and $179,377,000 less than the request. The Committee 
adopts the Administration's proposed funding request for the 
taxpayer services grant programs with the exception of 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grants and instead 
recommends an amount $4,000,000 more than the request. As such, 
the bill provides not less than $5,100,000 for Tax Counseling 
for the Elderly grants, provides not less than $9,500,000 for 
low-income taxpayer clinic grants, and not less than 
$12,000,000 for VITA grants. In addition, the Committee 
recommends not less than $200,000,000 for operating expenses of 
the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
    The Committee recommends moving the Health Insurance Tax 
Credit Administration (HITCA) appropriation into the Taxpayer 
Service appropriations and provides not less than $15,481,000 
for expenses necessary to administer the tax credit included in 
Title II of Division A of Public Law 107-210, the Trade Act of 
2002.
    Pre-Filled or ``Simple'' Tax Returns.--The Committee 
appreciated the Commissioner's March 2011 testimony and the 
assurances that the IRS is not developing a pre-filled or 
``simple'' tax return program. The Committee believes that 
converting a voluntary compliance system to a bill presentment 
model would represent a significant change in the relationship 
between taxpayers and their government. The simple return model 
would also strain IRS resources and the data retrieval systems 
required would create new burdens on employers, particularly 
small businesses. In addition, a fundamental conflict of 
interest seems to be inherent in the nation's tax collector and 
compliance enforcer taking on the simultaneous role of tax 
preparer and financial advisor. The Committee expects that the 
IRS will not begin work on a simple tax return pilot program or 
associated systems without first seeking specific authorization 
and appropriations from Congress, and should instead focus on 
helping Congress and the Administration achieve real tax 
simplification and reform.

                              ENFORCEMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................    $5,492,992,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................     5,966,619,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     5,226,603,000
Bill compared with:...................................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................      -266,389,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................      -740,016,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,226,603,000 
for Enforcement, which is $266,389,000 less than fiscal year 
2011 and $740,016,000 less than the request. Of the funds 
provided, the Committee recommends not less than $60,257,000 to 
support IRS activities under the Interagency Crime and Drug 
Enforcement program.
    Refundable Tax Credits and Improper Payments.--Refundable 
tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) ($56 
billion in outlays in fiscal year 2011), Child Tax Credit ($24 
billion in outlays in fiscal year 2011), and upcoming 
Healthcare Premium Assistance Credit ($44 billion in outlays in 
fiscal year 2016), are among the government's largest transfers 
of wealth. Consequently, these programs tempt many individuals 
to make fraudulent claims or to invent tax scams, or worse, 
lead innocent taxpayers to make mistakes due to the complexity 
of the programs. Regardless, the resulting improper payments 
add to the government's debt while reducing its credibility.
    The recent experience of the multiple homebuyer tax credits 
and the persistent rate improper payments in the EITC program 
weigh heavily on the Committee. The Committee supports the 
multiple efforts within Treasury and IRS to reduce improper 
payments. The Committee directs the IRS to submit a report 
within 180 days of enactment of this Act on actions taken to 
reduce improper payments in the last year and to plans to 
further reduce improper payments in the future in the area of 
refundable tax credits.
    Healthcare.--The Committee includes two new administrative 
provisions, Sections 105 and 106, related to implementation of 
the healthcare reform act. The healthcare reform act represents 
the largest set of tax law changes in over 20 years with more 
than 40 provisions that amend the tax code. Most of the tax 
provisions become effective in 2014, but some provisions went 
into effect immediately upon enactment, such as the small 
business health care tax credit, the qualifying therapeutic 
discovery credit, and the expanded adoption credit. During 
fiscal years 2010 and 2011, the Department of Health and Human 
Services allocated an estimated $60,000,000 to IRS for 
healthcare implementation without the Committee's knowledge. 
The Committee prohibits further such transfers.
    The Committee also prohibits the IRS from using funds in 
this Act to verify that individuals have healthcare coverage 
and impose penalties on those who do not. Legally requiring 
Americans to buy health insurance violates the basic principles 
of freedom and individual choice. No American should be forced 
to buy or purchase health insurance they neither want nor can 
afford. The Federal government has never made the purchase of a 
good or service a condition for being a law-abiding citizen.
    Regulation of Paid Tax Preparers.--The Committee commends 
the IRS for its initiative to register, test, and require 
continuing education credits from paid tax preparers. The vast 
majority of paid preparers are well-informed and law abiding, 
and as Government Accountability Office has reported, 
inaccuracies on preparers' returns are not necessarily the 
fault of the preparer. Yet, as the IRS Taxpayer Advocate has 
noted, a growing amount of qualitative research identifies 
significant preparer misconduct, including misconduct that 
would potentially trigger the IRS to impose civil or criminal 
penalties. All preparers are subject to some oversight, but it 
varies greatly depending on their professional affiliations and 
the jurisdiction in which they practice. The use of paid 
preparers has grown steadily in recent decades to approximately 
60 percent. The Committee encourages the IRS to keep the 
Committee updated on the work the IRS is doing in this area.
    Historic Preservation Easements.--The Committee has heard 
complaints from taxpayers about the Internal Revenue Service's 
(IRS) administration of laws related to the charitable tax 
deduction for the donation of preservation easements on 
certified historic structures. The Committee understands that 
easement donations are difficult to value and the IRS must be 
vigilant against tax abuse. Nonetheless, the 2009 IRS Advisory 
Council Report offered six recommendations for a fair and 
expeditious resolution of these issues. Recognizing the 
controversy surrounding this issue, the Committee calls upon 
the IRS to review its policies related to the historical 
easement deduction and report to the Committee on its process 
for implementing the Council's recommendations within 90 days 
of enactment of this Act.

                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................    $4,075,716,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................     4,620,526,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     3,793,379,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................      -282,337,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................      -827,147,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,793,379,000 
for Operations Support, which is $282,337,000 less than fiscal 
year 2011 and $827,147,000 less than the request. Of the funds 
provided, not less than $2,000,000 is for the IRS Oversight 
Board and $25,000 is for official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Information Security.--The Committee has previously 
expressed concerns about the findings of GAO and TIGTA showing 
that the IRS continues to have information security 
vulnerabilities. Since the IRS possesses sensitive taxpayer 
information for more than 140 million individual taxpayers, the 
importance of ensuring effective security of information 
systems at the IRS cannot be overstated. In a matter related to 
information security, the Committee notes that identity theft 
is growing with regards to tax fraud. In these cases, 
taxpayers, who are otherwise complying with their tax 
obligations, have their refunds delayed and are drawn 
unwittingly into the IRS examination process. The IRS must 
report to the Committee within 30 days of enactment of this Act 
on the number of taxpayers who have had their tax return 
rejected because their Social Security number was improperly 
used by another individual to commit tax fraud. The report 
shall include the average time to resolve the situation and 
provide innocent taxpayers with their refund, when a refund is 
due. In addition, the report shall provide the number of these 
cases which were not resolved within 45 days and discuss the 
actions the IRS plans to take to expedite resolution for these 
taxpayers and to prevent similar identity theft issues from 
taking place in the future.

                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $263,369,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       333,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       330,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       +66,631,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -3,600,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $330,000,000 
for BSM, which is $66,631,000 more than fiscal year 2011 and 
$3,600,000 less than the request. Consistent with previous 
years, the release of the funds, with the exception of funding 
for labor costs, is subject to the approval by the Committees 
on Appropriations of a GAO-reviewed expenditure plan.
    IRS's information technology is frozen in the 1960's. IRS 
still relies, in part, on magnetic tapes, uploaded on a weekly 
basis, to process returns. IRS is keenly aware that overdue 
notices cross paths with checks in the mail and that IRS's 
delayed reactions aggrieve taxpayers. Currently, IRS systems 
are written in COBOL, a programming language created in 1958. 
The customer account data engine (CADE2) will move IRS into a 
mix of COBOL and C++, which is a language created in 1979. 
After CADE2 is launched in January 2012, IRS will begin re-
writing its applications into Java, which was released in 1995 
and is among the most popular programming languages in use 
today.
    The current weekly data uploads mean that IRS staff has 
seven days, or 168 hours, to take actions or make corrections. 
By contrast, under CADE2, daily data uploads mean that IRS 
staff will have 24 hours to take action or make corrections. 
IRS staff and the offices that support them will have to act 
faster than they have before. CADE2 will not only accelerate 
the rate of tax return processing, but will also increase IRS 
staff productivity and satisfaction. The ``green screens'' that 
IRS staff currently work with will eventually migrate into 
contemporary drop-down menus.
    The Committee recognizes that the IRS has made progress in 
implementing BSM milestones. The IRS is currently working on 
its CADE2 program, to allow 140 million individual account 
records to be stored in a modern database that has the 
capability to update taxpayer account information on a daily 
basis.
    At the same time, the Committee notes that while successes 
have been achieved, other challenges remain, such as preparing 
and training staff and revising operating procedures in 
anticipation of CADE2. The Committee expects strong IRS efforts 
at improvement in all of these problem areas and looks forward 
to continued progress in the overall BSM effort.

          ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 103. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows for the transfer of five percent (three percent in the 
case of Enforcement) of any appropriation made available to the 
IRS to any other IRS appropriation, upon the advance approval 
of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 104. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to maintain a training program in taxpayer 
rights, dealing courteously with taxpayers, and cross-cultural 
relations.
    Section 105. The Committee modifies a provision that 
requires the IRS to institute and enforce policies and 
procedures that will safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer 
information to include protection against identity theft.
    Section 106. The Committee continues a provision that makes 
funds available for improved facilities and increased staffing 
to provide efficient and effective 1-800 number help line 
service for taxpayers.
    Section 107. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting funds made available in this Act to implement the 
individual mandate in the healthcare reform act.
    Section 108. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting funds made available in the healthcare reform act 
from being transferred to the IRS for implementing the 
healthcare reform act.
    Section 109. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring monthly reports from the Secretary about a proposed 
regulation. The Committee understands the government's need to 
increase transparency and to eliminate cross-border tax 
evasion. However, the Committee is concerned that regulations 
proposed by the Treasury Department may result in the flight of 
foreign capital from U.S. banks as well as jeopardize the 
safety of certain foreign nationals. These regulations would 
require all banks to file informational returns with the 
Internal Revenue Service about interest income earned on 
accounts owned by all foreigners. According to the Commerce 
Department, foreigners have $10.6 trillion passively invested 
in the American economy, including nearly $3.6 trillion 
reported by U.S. banks and securities brokers. Banks stand to 
lose billions of dollars in foreign investment because many of 
their customers would rather withdraw their funds and close 
their accounts than be subjected to the possible disclosure of 
their ownership of their U.S. accounts to their home country. 
Many of these customers have concerns and fears about crime and 
security in their home country and either distrust their 
governments or financial institutions.

         Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 110. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows the Department to employ experts and consultants, with 
or without compensation.
    Section 111. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfers, up to two percent, between ``Departmental 
Offices--Salaries and Expenses'', ``Office of Terrorism and 
Financial Intelligence'', ``Office of Inspector General'', 
``Financial Management Service'', ``Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and 
Trade Bureau'', ``Financial Crimes Enforcement Network'', and 
the ``Bureau of the Public Debt'' appropriations under certain 
circumstances.
    Section 112. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfers, up to two percent, between the Internal 
Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 113. The Committee continues a provision limiting 
funds for the purchase of law enforcement vehicles unless the 
purchase is consistent with vehicle management principles.
    Section 114. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the Department of the Treasury from undertaking a 
redesign of the one dollar Federal Reserve note.
    Section 115. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides for transfers from and reimbursements to ``Financial 
Management Service, Salaries and Expenses'' for the purposes of 
debt collection.
    Section 116. The Committee continues a provision extending 
the pay demonstration program.
    Section 117. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires congressional approval for the construction and 
operation of a museum by the United States Mint.
    Section 118. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds in this or any other Act from being used to 
merge the Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without 
the approval of the House and Senate Committees of 
jurisdiction.
    Section 119. The Committee includes a provision deeming 
that funds for the Department of the Treasury's intelligence-
related activities are specifically authorized in fiscal year 
2012 until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2012.
    Section 120. The Committee continues a provision permitting 
the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to use $5,000 from the 
Industrial Revolving Fund for reception and representation 
expenses.
    Section 121. The Committee includes a new provision that 
allows currency paper contracts to exceed a period of four 
years as requested by the Administration.
    Section 122. The Committee includes a new provision as 
requested by the Administration that requires persons who 
exchange $10,000 or more in mutilated cash with the Bureau of 
Engraving and Printing to also report their taxpayer 
identification number.
    Section 123. The Committee includes a new provision as 
requested by the Administration that allows the Financial 
Crimes Enforcement Network to share more information with their 
foreign counterparts.
    Section 124. The Committee includes a new provision as 
requested by the Administration that subjects additional 
individuals to disclosure prohibitions with regards to 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network activities.
    Section 125. The Committee includes a new provision as 
requested by the Administration that prohibits States from 
disclosing Financial Crimes Enforcement Network information on 
State websites.
    Section 126. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act created the Office of Financial Research (OFR) 
to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council by 
collecting financial data and analyzing market activities. 
After receiving start up funding from the Federal Reserve, OFR 
has the authority to charge assessments to financial 
institutions to fund its operating costs. The Dodd-Frank 
legislation does not provide for any Congressional review in 
the operations or funding level of this Office. The Committee 
believes that neither OFR nor any other agency should have an 
unchecked ability to charge fees and obligate funding for 
administrative expenses. Therefore, the Committee has included 
language limiting OFR's obligations to $64,468,000 during 
fiscal year 2012.
    Section 127. The Office of Financial Stability (OFS) 
administers the Troubled Assets Relief Program for the 
Department of Treasury. The Emergency Economic Stabilization 
Act provides unlimited appropriations for the administrative 
costs of OFS. The Committee does not believe that agencies 
should have unlimited spending authority for administrative 
expenses. In addition, section 129 terminates the Home 
Affordable Modification Program which should dramatically 
reduce OFS costs. Therefore, the Committee has included a new 
provision that limits the obligations of the OFS to 
$200,000,000 for fiscal year 2012.
    Section 128. The Committee includes a new provision that 
gives the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network access to a 
small number of reports of cash payments over $10,000 received 
in a trade or business that currently are only filed with the 
Internal Revenue Service in instances in which bail is posted 
in cash.
    Section 129. The Committee includes a new provision that 
terminates the unsuccessful Home Affordable Modification 
Program (HAMP). The Special Inspector General for TARP 
testified to the Financial Services Authorizing Committee that 
HAMP ``benefits only a small portion of distressed homeowners, 
offers others little more than false hope, and in certain cases 
causes more harm than good.'' The Committee believes it is 
critical to stop wasting taxpayer funding on this program.

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

    Funds appropriated in this title provide for the staff and 
operations of the White House, along with other organizations 
within the Executive Office of the President (EOP) which 
formulate and coordinate policy on behalf of the President such 
as the National Security Council and the Office of Management 
and Budget. The title also includes the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy and certain expenses of the Vice President.
    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$639,553,000 for this title which is $65,692,000 less than the 
fiscal year 2011 level and $99,784,000 less than the request. 
The Committee is disappointed that the Administration's request 
did not propose additional reductions for the EOP. The 
Committee believes that the chief executive of any organization 
experiencing a fiscal crisis should share in the funding 
sacrifice along with the rest of the organization. Therefore, 
the Committee has reduced the Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation for each organization under this heading.

                            The White House


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $58,435,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        58,374,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        55,513,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -2,922,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -2,861,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $55,513,000 
for the White House, which is $2,922,000 less than fiscal year 
2011 and $2,861,000 less than the request. The recommendation 
includes sufficient funds to support the Office of National 
AIDS Policy.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $13,673,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        13,658,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,989,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -684,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -669,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,989,000 
for the operating expenses of the Executive Residence, which is 
$684,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $669,000 less than the 
request. The bill continues the same restrictions on 
reimbursable expenses for use of the Executive Residence as 
were included in past years.

                   White House Repair and Restoration





Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $2,001,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         1,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -1,001,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,000,000 for 
White House Repair and Restoration, which is $1,001,000 less 
than fiscal year 2011 and the same as the request.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $4,192,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         4,403,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,982,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -210,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -421,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,982,000 for 
the Council of Economic Advisers, which is $210,000 less than 
the fiscal year 2011 level and $421,000 less than the request.

        National Security Council and Homeland Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $13,048,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        13,074,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,396,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -652,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -678,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,396,000 
for the National Security Council and Homeland Security 
Council, which is $652,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$678,000 less than the request.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $115,049,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       115,848,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       109,297,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -5,752,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -6,551,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $109,297,000 
for the Office of Administration, which is $5,752,000 less than 
fiscal year 2011 and $6,551,000 less than the request. Of the 
recommended amount, $10,670,000 is available until expended for 
modernization of the information technology infrastructure 
within the Executive Office of the President.
    The Office of Administration is directed to provide an 
annual report to the Committee at the same time the President's 
budget is submitted to Congress, detailing its progress on 
information technology modernization, including the amounts 
obligated and expended (and for what purposes), specific 
milestones achieved, and requirements and specific plans for 
further investment.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $91,750,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        91,660,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        82,575,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -9,175,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -9,085,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $82,575,000 
for OMB, which is $9,175,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$9,085,000 less than the request. The recommendation also 
continues several long-standing provisos, not requested by the 
President, limiting certain OMB activities.
    The Committee believes it is essential for Federal 
departments and agencies to find and implement efficiencies in 
their operations in order to be successful in setting and 
meeting performance goals and reducing wasteful spending. The 
Committee believes that use of successful business management 
techniques including but not limited to continuous process 
improvement methods can improve the utilization of resources. 
The Committee encourages OMB and Federal agencies to use them.
    In light of increased efforts to identify government-wide 
efficiencies and properly anticipate the cost of major 
infrastructure projects, the Committee instructs OMB to examine 
and revise Circular A-94 as necessary and appropriate to 
improve the guidance provided to agencies in conducting 
benefit-cost analysis. The Committee expects OMB's review and 
modernization of Circular A-94 to emphasize the importance of 
incorporating life-cycle cost analysis. Moreover, this analysis 
should be as accurate, complete and reflective of the real 
costs and lifespans of materials as possible, including the use 
of material-specific discount rates and maintenance scheduled 
cost. OMB is directed to report to the Committee within 180 
days of enactment of this Act on the status of reviewing 
Circular A-94.
    The Committee directs OMB to provide a spend plan for the 
Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator 
(IPEC) within 60 days of enactment of this Act. The spend plan 
shall include details on the budgetary requriements necessary 
to ensure IPEC can carry out its statutory mission.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $27,084,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        23,413,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        23,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -4,084,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -413,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $23,000,000 
for ONDCP salaries and expenses, $4,084,000 less than fiscal 
year 2011 and $413,000 less than the request. Of the amount 
appropriated, $250,000 is for policy research and evaluation, 
the same as the budget request.
    The recommended level is lower than fiscal year 2011 and 
the request because ONDCP activities are either reprioritized 
or eliminated. The combination of these efforts reduces the 
need for personnel and other resources funded under the 
salaries and expenses account to manage ONDCP's activities. The 
Committee expects ONDCP to focus resources on the counter-drug 
policy development, coordination and evaluation functions which 
are the primary mission of the Office and the original reason 
for its existence.

                     FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

    The Committee is recommending a significant change in 
funding levels for several Federal drug control programs 
managed by ONDCP, based on evaluations and assessments of 
relative effectiveness. No appropriation is provided for the 
anti-drug media campaign and related activities. Instead, 
resources are redirected to restore funding for the High-
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program to the fiscal year 
2011 level.

             HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $238,522,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       200,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       238,522,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       +38,522,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $238,522,000 
for the HIDTA Program, the same as the fiscal year 2011 level 
and $38,522,000 more than the request. The Committee believes 
that the HIDTA program has demonstrated its effectiveness and 
can serve as an important tool in combating problems of drug 
trafficking and drug-related violence.
    The Committee includes language requiring that existing 
HIDTAs receive funding at least equal to the fiscal year 2011 
base allocation level unless the Director submits a 
justification for doing otherwise to the Committees on 
Appropriations, based on clearly articulated priorities and 
published performance measures.
    The recommendation includes language directing ONDCP to 
notify the Committees on Appropriations of the initial 
allocation of HIDTA funds not later than 45 days after 
enactment, and to notify the Committees of the proposed use of 
discretionary funds not later than 90 days after enactment. The 
language directs the ONDCP Director to work in consultation 
with the HIDTA Directors in determining the uses of that 
discretionary funding.
    Finally, the Committee recommendation specifies that up to 
$2,700,000 may be used for auditing services and related 
activities.

                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $140,618,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       143,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       101,978,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       -38,640,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -41,622,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $101,978,000 
for Other Federal Drug Control Programs, which is $38,640,000 
less than fiscal year 2011 and $41,622,000 less than the 
request. The recommended level for fiscal year 2012 is 
distributed among specific programs and activities as follows:




Drug-Free Communities.................................       $88,600,000
Media and outreach activities.........................             - - -
Anti-Doping activities................................         8,982,000
World Anti-Doping Agency dues.........................         1,896,000
Discretionary grants..................................         2,500,000


    Within the total for the account, the Committee recommends 
$88,600,000 for the Drug-Free Communities program, $6,210,000 
less than fiscal year 2011 and the same as the request. This 
program makes grants of up to $125,000 per year to support 
local coalitions to develop and implement community-based plans 
to reduce drug abuse among youth. These coalitions are required 
to include participants from a wide range of interests, 
including local government agencies, schools, the media, 
service organizations, law enforcement, parents, youth, and the 
business community. Local matching contributions are required. 
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, and may be renewed 
for up to five years, after which time the coalition must 
compete again for any further funding.
    Within this account, the Committee recommends no funding 
for media and outreach, rather than the $34,930,000 
appropriated in fiscal year 2011 or the $45,000,000 included in 
the request for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. 
While the goals of this program are laudable, the Committee's 
recommendation is guided by the results of evaluations of the 
media campaign which indicate that its effectiveness has been 
limited. The Committee directs resources where they are likely 
to do the most good, and thus recommends an increase above the 
request for the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program 
which the Committee believes is a better use of scarce funds.
    Additionally, the Committee includes $2,500,000 for ONDCP 
for a competitive discretionary grant program to implement 
programs authorized by the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-469).

   Integrated, Efficient and Effective Uses of Information Technology


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        60,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        +5,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -55,000,000


    These funds support efforts to improve the Federal 
Government's investments in information technology (IT).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,000,000 for 
this new appropriation account managed by the Office of 
Management and Budget. The recommendation is $55,000,000 less 
than the request.
    The Committee appreciates the Administration's efforts to 
improve program and contract management of IT investments as 
well as the Administration's efforts to utilize cloud computing 
and consolidate data centers. However, much more needs to be 
done to improve the management of the Federal government's 
$80,000,000,000 annual investment in IT. The recommendation 
only provides $5,000,000 of the amount requested because the 
Committee is wary that providing additional funding for this 
program will result in real budget savings. In order to better 
understand the results of the Administration's IT reform 
efforts and the savings generated, bill language is included 
requiring the submission of monthly reports on savings 
identified by fiscal year, agency and appropriation. This 
information will not only inform the Committee on the results 
of OMB's IT reforms but will also inform the Committee's 
decisions on funding IT projects in agencies across the Federal 
government.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $4,549,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         4,328,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,322,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -227,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................            -6,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,322,000 for 
the Office of the Vice President, which is $227,000 less than 
fiscal year 2011 and $6,000 less than the request.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................          $326,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................           307,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           307,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................           -19,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $307,000 for 
the Operating Expenses of the Vice President's residence, which 
is $19,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and the same as the 
request.

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


              (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS AND RESCISSION)

    Section 201. The Committee continues language permitting 
the transfer of not to exceed ten percent of funds between 
various accounts within the Executive Office of the President, 
after notifying the Committees on Appropriations at least 15 
days in advance.
    Section 202. The Committee includes new language rescinding 
$11,328,000 in unobligated prior year balances from the 
Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center. This rescission was 
proposed in the budget request.
    Section 203. The Committee includes new language 
prohibiting funds to prepare, sign or approve statements 
abrogating legislation passed by the House of Representatives 
and the Senate and signed by the President.
    Section 204. The Committee includes new language requiring 
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to submit 
quarterly reports to the Committee on the implementation of 
Executive Order 13563 relating to improving regulation and 
regulatory review.
    Section 205. The Committee includes new language requiring 
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to report 
on the costs of implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform 
and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law 111-203).

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

    The funds recommended by the Committee in title III of the 
accompanying bill are for the operation and maintenance of 
United States Courts and include the salaries of judges, 
probation and pretrial services officers, public defenders, 
court clerks, law clerks, and other supporting personnel, as 
well as security costs, information technology, and other 
expenses of the Federal Judiciary.
    The Committee recommends a total of $6,326,318,000 in 
discretionary funding for the Judiciary in fiscal year 2012, 
which is $151,256,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$529,729,000 less than the request. The Committee recognizes 
that the number of cases filed and the number of persons under 
supervision is not under the control of the Judiciary. However, 
the Committee believes the Judiciary needs to continue its cost 
containment efforts and identify ways to reduce staffing, 
travel, space and other financial requirements through the use 
of technology and best practices.
    In addition to direct appropriations, the Judiciary 
collects various fees and has certain multiyear funding 
authorities. The Judiciary uses these non-appropriated funds to 
offset its direct appropriation requirements. Consistent with 
prior year practices and section 608 of this Act, the Committee 
expects the Judiciary to submit a financial plan, within 60 
days of enactment of this Act, allocating all sources of 
available funds including appropriations, fee collections, and 
carryover balances. This financial plan will be the baseline 
for purposes of reprogramming notification. The Committee notes 
that a bill language section included in prior years requiring 
a Judiciary financial plan was dropped as it is redundant to 
the requirement established in section 608.

                   Supreme Court of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $73,921,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        75,551,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        74,819,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          +898,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -732,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $74,819,000 
for fiscal year 2012 for the salaries and expenses of personnel 
and the cost of operating the Supreme Court, excluding the care 
of the building and grounds. The recommendation is $898,000 
more than fiscal year 2011 and is $732,000 less than the 
request. The increased funding provided above the fiscal year 
2011 level is for twelve additional police officers requested 
by the Court to meet security requirements.
    The Committee continues to include bill language making 
$2,000,000 available until expended for the purpose of making 
information technology investments. The Committee requests that 
the Court include an annual report with its budget 
justification materials, showing information technology 
carryover balances and describing expenditures made in the 
previous fiscal year and planned expenditures in the budget 
year.

                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $8,159,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         8,504,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,159,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -345,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,159,000 for 
fiscal year 2012, to remain available until expended, for 
personnel and other services relating to the structural and 
mechanical care of the Supreme Court building and grounds. The 
Architect of the Capitol has responsibility for these functions 
and supervises the use of this appropriation. The 
recommendation is equal to fiscal year 2011 and $345,000 less 
than the request.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $32,511,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        35,139,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        31,472,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -1,039,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -3,667,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has exclusive 
national jurisdiction over a large number of diverse subject 
areas, including government contracts, patents, trademarks, 
Federal personnel, and veterans' benefits. The Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $31,472,000 for fiscal year 
2012, which is $1,039,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$3,667,000 less than the request.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $21,447,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        22,891,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,628,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -819,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -2,263,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Court of International Trade has exclusive nationwide 
jurisdiction of civil actions against the United States and 
certain civil actions brought by the United States, arising out 
of import transactions and administration and enforcement of 
the Federal customs and international trade laws. The Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $20,628,000 for fiscal year 
2012, which is $819,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$2,263,000 less than the request.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................    $5,004,221,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................     5,236,166,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,790,855,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................      -213,366,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................      -445,311,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,790,855,000 
for the operations of the regional courts of appeals, district 
courts, bankruptcy courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and 
probation and pretrial services offices. The recommendation is 
$213,366,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $445,311,000 less 
than the request.
    The Committee understands that the Judiciary's staffing, 
operations and maintenance, and information technology 
resources are allocated to the courts according to formulas 
that are approved by the Judicial Conference of the United 
States and equitably distribute resources based on the workload 
of each district. The Committee believes this is the optimal 
method of making such allocations and expects the Judiciary to 
continue to allocate its resources using this system. The 
Committee also expects the Administrative Office to 
periodically update the formulas to ensure their accuracy.

                 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION TRUST FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $4,775,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         5,011,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,775,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -236,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a reimbursement of $4,775,000 for 
fiscal year 2012 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust 
Fund to cover expenses of the United State Court of Federal 
Claims associated with processing cases under the National 
Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. This amount is the same 
as fiscal year 2011 and $236,000 less than the request.

                           DEFENDER SERVICES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................    $1,025,693,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................     1,098,745,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,050,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       +24,307,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -48,745,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    This account provides funding for the operation of the 
Federal Public Defender and Community Defender organizations 
and for compensation and reimbursement of expenses of panel 
attorneys appointed pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act for 
representation in criminal cases. The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $1,050,000,000 for fiscal year 2012 which is 
$24,307,000 more than fiscal year 2011 and $48,745,000 less 
than the request. The recommendation does not provide an 
increase in the hourly panel attorney pay rate.
    The sixth amendment to the Constitution provides for the 
right to counsel for those who can not afford it. This is a 
very important Constitutional protection. The Committee 
understands that the costs associated with this program are 
driven by: (1) the hourly rate paid to panel attorneys, which 
has grown substantially in the years prior to fiscal year 2011; 
(2) the costs of operating Federal defender organizations; and 
(3) the number of defendants and case complexity. The 
appropriation for this account has grown from $709,830,000 in 
fiscal year 2006 to a request of $1,098,745,000 in fiscal year 
2012, more than a 50 percent increase. While the Committee 
believes that attorneys must be adequately compensated and 
defendants must be competently represented, the rapid rate of 
increase to this program cannot continue indefinitely. The 
Judiciary has had some success in recent years implementing 
cost control measures in other Judiciary programs. The Judicial 
Conference must find ways to substantially reduce the level of 
resources proposed in future years for the Defender Services 
program. The Committee expects the fiscal year 2013 budget 
request to identify significant savings in this program.

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $52,305,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        59,727,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        57,305,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        +5,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -2,422,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $57,305,000 
for payments to jurors, which is $5,000,000 more than fiscal 
year 2011 and $2,422,000 less than the request.

                             COURT SECURITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $466,672,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       513,058,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       500,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       +33,328,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -13,058,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $500,000,000 
for Court Security in fiscal year 2012 to provide for necessary 
expenses of security and protective services in courtrooms and 
adjacent areas. This is $33,328,000 more than fiscal year 2011 
and $13,058,000 less than the request.
    The recommended increase over fiscal year 2011 will provide 
for additional court security officers and equipment to address 
the highest priority security needs identified by the courts 
and the U.S. Marshals Service.
    The Committee is aware of significant security deficiencies 
that exist in many older courthouses which in the past have 
only been corrected by constructing a new facility. Given the 
current fiscal climate, the cost of constructing new facilities 
to address these security concerns is in many cases too 
expensive. As a more cost effective way to address these 
security concerns, the Committee has included $20,000,000 in 
the General Services Administration's Federal Buildings Fund 
specifically for security alterations to courthouses. The 
Committee directs the Judiciary to work collaboratively with 
the General Services Administration and the U.S. Marshals 
Service to identify and fund cost effective security solutions 
to ensure the safety of court staff and the public.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $82,909,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        88,455,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        80,007,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -2,902,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -8,448,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) 
provides administrative and management support to the United 
States Courts, including the probation and bankruptcy systems. 
It also supports the Judicial Conference of the United States 
in determining Federal Judiciary policies, in developing 
methods to assist the courts to conduct business efficiently 
and economically, and in enhancing the use of information 
technology in the courts. The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $80,007,000 for the AO, which is $2,902,000 
less than fiscal year 2011 and $8,448,000 less than the 
request.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $27,273,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        29,029,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        26,318,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -955,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -2,711,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Federal Judicial Center (FJC) improves the management 
of Federal Judicial dockets and court administration through 
education for judges and staff, and research, evaluation, and 
planning assistance for the courts and the Judicial Conference. 
The Committee recommends an appropriation of $26,318,000 for 
the FJC for fiscal year 2012, which is $955,000 less than 
fiscal year 2011 and $2,711,000 less than the request.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $16,803,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        17,906,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,215,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -588,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -1,691,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The purpose of the Commission is to establish, review, and 
revise sentencing guidelines, policies, and practices for the 
Federal criminal justice system. The Commission is also 
required to monitor the operation of the guidelines and to 
identify and report necessary changes to the Congress. The 
Committee recommends $16,215,000 for the Commission for fiscal 
year 2012, which is $588,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$1,691,000 less than the request.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary


              (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS AND RESCISSION)

    Section 301. The Committee continues language to permit 
funds for salaries and expenses to be available for employment 
of experts and consultant services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 
3109.
    Section 302. The Committee continues language that permits 
up to five percent of any appropriation made available for 
fiscal year 2012 to be transferred between Judiciary 
appropriations accounts provided that no appropriation shall be 
decreased by more than five percent or increased by more than 
ten percent by any such transfer except in certain 
circumstances. In addition, the language provides that any such 
transfer shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under 
sections 604 and 608 of the accompanying bill and shall not be 
available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance 
with the procedures set forth in those sections.
    Section 303. The Committee continues language authorizing 
not to exceed $11,000 to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of 
the United States.
    Section 304. The Committee continues language enabling the 
Judiciary to contract for repairs under $100,000.
    Section 305. The Committee continues language to authorize 
a court security pilot program.
    Section 306. The Committee continues language extending a 
temporary judgeship in Kansas.
    Section 307. The Committee includes language rescinding 
$100,000 of prior year unobligated balances from the United 
States Sentencing Commission.
    Section 308. The Committee includes new language requiring 
the President submit to Congress, without change, proposed 
supplemental appropriations submitted to the President by the 
legislative branch and the judicial branch.

                     TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


                             Federal Funds


              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $35,030,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        35,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        30,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -5,030,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -5,100,000


    The Resident Tuition Support program was created by the 
District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999 to provide 
District college-bound students the opportunity to expand their 
higher education choices. The program receives its funding 
through a Federal appropriation which is deposited into a 
dedicated account under the control of the District of Columbia 
Chief Financial Officer. This program awards grants up to 
$10,000 annually for undergraduate District students to attend 
eligible four-year public universities and colleges nationwide 
at in-state tuition rates. Grants up to $2,500 per year are 
available for students to attend private institutions in the 
D.C. metropolitan area as well as public two-year community 
colleges.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $30,000,000 
for the resident tuition support program, which is $5,030,000 
less than fiscal year 2011 and $5,100,000 less than the 
request. The funding recommendation, along with unobligated 
prior year balances, is sufficient to fully fund the program's 
proposed expenditure plan.

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




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $14,970,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        14,900,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        14,900,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................           -70,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $14,900,000 
for emergency planning and security costs, which is $70,000 
less than fiscal year 2011 and the same as the request.
    The Committee continues to require a detailed justification 
be submitted with the budget request each year, as well as a 
report detailing any deviation from the plan outlined in the 
justification no later than 60 days after the end of the fiscal 
year.

           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $242,933,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       229,068,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       224,394,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       -18,539,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -4,674,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $224,394,000 
for operation of the District of Columbia Courts, which is 
$18,539,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $4,674,000 less than 
the request. This amount includes $11,998,000 for the Court of 
Appeals, $109,307,000 for the Superior Court, $64,984,000 for 
the Court System, and $38,105,000 for capital improvements to 
courthouse facilities.
    The recommended level includes funding at the fiscal year 
2011 level for the Court of Appeals and the Court System 
accounts. For the Superior Court, the Committee recommendation 
includes a $1,000,000 increase above fiscal year 2011 levels to 
meet pressing public safety needs. The recommendation does not 
continue bill language from prior years requiring the Court to 
use the General Services Administration for payroll and 
financial services. Under the Defender Services in the District 
of Columbia Courts account, new language permits the transfer 
of funds from the Defender Services to the District of Columbia 
Courts Capital Improvements account as requested. This will 
provide up to an additional $10,000,000 for improvements to 
courthouse facilities.

   FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR DEFENDER SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
                                 COURTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $54,890,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        55,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        54,890,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -110,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends $54,890,000 for Defender Services 
in District of Columbia Courts, which is the same as fiscal 
year 2011 and $110,000 less than the request. The Committee 
includes new language permitting the transfer of up to 
$10,000,000 to the District of Columbia Courts for capital 
improvements of courthouse facilities.

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




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $211,983,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       216,846,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       212,983,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        +1,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -3,863,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $212,983,000 
for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, which 
is $1,000,000 more than fiscal year 2011 and $3,863,000 less 
than the request. Of the amounts provided, $153,548,000 is for 
Community Supervision and Sex Offender Registration and 
$59,435,000 is for the Pretrial Services Agency (PSA).
    The recommended level includes funding at the fiscal year 
2011 level for the Community Supervision and Sex Offender 
Registration. For the PSA, the Committee includes $1,000,000 
more than fiscal year 2011 for the relocation of the Forensic 
Toxicology and Drug Testing Laboratory.

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




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $37,241,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        41,486,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        37,241,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -4,245,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $37,241,000 
for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 
which is the same as fiscal year 2011 and $4,245,000 less than 
the request.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $1,796,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         1,800,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,796,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................            -4,000


    The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CCJC) 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 CCJC had 
developed and maintains the Justice Integrated Information 
System which provides for the seamless sharing of information 
with Federal and local law enforcement.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $1,796,000 to 
the CJCC, which is the same as fiscal year 2011 and $4,000 less 
than the request. Similar to prior years, the Committee directs 
the CJCC to submit performance measures in an annual report.

                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSIONS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................          $499,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................           500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           499,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................            -1,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $294,000 for 
the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure, and 
$205,000 for the Judicial Nomination Commission. This is the 
same as fiscal year 2011 and $1,000 less than the request.

                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $77,545,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        67,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        60,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       -17,545,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -7,000,000


    As authorized by the Scholarships for Opportunity and 
Results Act, this account provides an equal amount of funding 
to District of Columbia Public Schools, Public Charter Schools 
and Opportunity Scholarships.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $60,000,000, 
the authorized amount, for school improvement. This amount is 
$17,545,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $7,000,000 less than 
the request.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NATIONAL GUARD




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................          $375,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         2,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           375,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -1,625,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $375,000, 
which is the same as fiscal year 2011 and $1,625,000 less than 
the request. The Committee acknowledges the unique role of the 
D.C. National Guard in addressing emergencies that may occur as 
a result of the presence of the Federal Government. The 
Committee's recommendation includes $375,000 for the Major 
General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National 
Guard Retention and College Access Program to pay the costs of 
a tuition assistance program for guard members who are non-
District residents.

                       District of Columbia Funds

    This bill provides local funds for the operation of the 
District of Columbia as approved by the District of Columbia 
Council and the Mayor.

                     TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES


             Administrative Conference of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $2,744,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         3,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,608,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -136,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -592,000


    The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) 
is an independent agency and advisory committee which was 
created to study administrative processes in order to recommend 
improvements to Congress and Federal agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,608,000 for 
ACUS, which is $136,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $592,000 
less than the request. After a 15-year hiatus, ACUS resumed 
operations in April 2010 upon the confirmation of the Chairman 
by the Senate. Funding provided will enable ACUS to fund, 
supervise, and review a full program of research projects with 
the aim of improving the fairness and effectiveness of 
procedures by which Federal agencies administer regulatory, 
benefit, and other government programs.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $114,788,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       122,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       111,288,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -3,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -10,712,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $111,288,000 
for the CPSC for fiscal year 2012, which is $3,500,000 less 
than fiscal year 2011 and $10,712,000 less than the request.
    The Committee has strong concerns regarding the consumer 
product complaint database required by the Consumer Product 
Safety Improvement Act of 2008. The Committee believes that the 
construction of this database is flawed and, therefore, is of 
little value to consumers and manufacturers. While the intent 
of the database is to protect consumers from harm, the 
information required to submit an incident report of harm 
through the database is insufficient. Additional information is 
needed to improve the accuracy and reliability of the database. 
The Committee believes the $3,000,000 annual investment in the 
database would be more effectively spent elsewhere and has 
included language in section 622 prohibiting funds from being 
spent on this database. The fiscal year 2011 year-long 
continuing resolution requires the Government Accountability 
Office (GAO) to conduct an analysis of the database. The 
Committee hopes the CPSC will implement any GAO recommendations 
and improve the reliability of the information provided. If the 
CPSC takes sufficient actions to improve the database, the 
Committee will reconsider the funding prohibition.
    The Committee believes that implementation of the Consumer 
Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) law has been 
both non-risk-based and expensive for the CPSC, and in some 
cases, onerous and costly to manufacturers. The CPSC should 
focus its resources where they can make the most impact for 
consumers, which are in the areas of risk assessment and 
enforcement. The Committee includes section 624 requiring GAO 
to conduct a quantitative and qualitative cost benefit analysis 
of the CPSIA.
    The Committee has included section 630 prohibiting the 
implementation of Section 101(b) of the CPSIA as it relates to 
lead in off-highway vehicles. The Committee believes that 
Section 101(b) calls for non-risk based testing and content 
requirements. The Committee notes that the Commission currently 
has a stay on these requirements; however, the Committee 
remains concerned about the impact this mandate would have on 
children should the Commission's stay expire at the end of the 
current year. The Committee believes that should the stay on 
both lead testing and content expire, children are more likely 
to be hurt due to use of adult off-highway vehicles than due to 
lead exposure found in components of these vehicles, such as 
valve stems and battery cables.
    The Committee supports the Import Safety Initiative which 
positions CPSC investigators at key ports of entry in order to 
stop defective products from entering the United States. The 
CPSC's coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) is a cost efficient way to increase enforcement 
capabilities at our borders and the Committee believes that 
resources in this area are being spent in a targeted and 
effective way. The Committee notes that most of the CPSC's 
product recalls in recent years have been imported products and 
once products are in the marketplace, it is often difficult to 
recall them. By targeting products prior to purchase, the 
Commission is making an impact in an area that will 
substantially protect consumers. The Committee urges CPSC to 
continue its efforts in working with CBP to ensure the safety 
of imported products.
    The Committee is also supportive of the CPSC's efforts in 
establishing a regional office in China. Many of the consumer 
products that Americans use every day come from China, and the 
CPSC's efforts to establish a presence in this region, along 
with efforts at our ports, suggests increased effectiveness in 
stemming the flow of defective and harmful products coming in 
from overseas.
    The Committee recommends $500,000 be available until 
September 30, 2013, for the pool and spa safety grants program 
established by the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety 
Act. In addition, the Committee directs the CPSC to continue 
its successful pool and spa safety information campaign.

                     Election Assistance Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $16,267,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        13,716,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         6,858,000
Bill compared with:...................................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -9,409,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -6,858,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,858,000 for 
EAC salaries and expenses, which is $9,409,000 less than fiscal 
year 2011 and $6,858,000 less than the request. The 
recommendation also provides for the transfer of $1,625,000 to 
the National Institute of Standards and Technology for election 
reform activities, which is $1,825,000 less than the transfer 
in fiscal year 2011 and $1,625,000 less than the request. The 
Committee also recommends $1,500,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General for the Election Assistance Commission.
    The Committee believes that while the request is less than 
fiscal year 2011, it does not go far enough in realizing 
efficiencies within the EAC. The EAC is close to the end of 
distributing all of the Section 251 Requirements grant payments 
under HAVA and no additional election reform grant funding is 
provided this year that requires administration. The Committee 
remains concerned that the EAC's operating costs are too high. 
The Commission's fiscal year 2012 requested amount for 
management expenses is 40 percent higher than the requested 
amount for grants programs to be managed. The Committee 
believes there are efficiencies yet to be realized within the 
Commission's administrative operations.
    The Committee notes that the National Association of 
Secretaries of State (NASS) has once more adopted a resolution 
encouraging dissolving the EAC. The Committee finds this 
especially concerning as NASS is the constituency that the EAC 
should be serving most. The Committee believes it is possible 
that the EAC has outgrown its utility in this area. While the 
Committee strongly supports the successful administration of 
Federal elections, it has significant concerns about the 
effectiveness of the EAC in this regard.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $335,794,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       358,801,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       319,004,000
Bill compared with:...................................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       -16,790,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -39,797,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $319,004,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the FCC for fiscal year 2012, 
all of which is to be derived from offsetting collections. This 
level is $16,790,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $39,797,000 
less than the request.
    The Committee recommendation includes bill language, 
similar to that included in previous Appropriations Acts, which 
allows: (1) up to $4,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses; (2) purchase and hire of motor 
vehicles; (3) special counsel fees; (4) collection of 
$319,004,000 in section 9 fees; (5) a prohibition on amounts 
collected in excess of $319,004,000 from being available for 
obligation; (6) a prohibition on remaining offsetting 
collections from prior years from being available for 
obligation; and (7) retention of $85,000,000 of proceeds from 
the use of a competitive bidding system.
    The Committee remains concerned with the Commission's 
decision to begin regulating the Internet, specifically the 
precedent that this decision sets and its impact on future 
innovation. Therefore, the Committee has included section 621 
to prohibit funds for implementation of the Commission's net 
neutrality order.
    The Committee is aware of concerns related to possible 
interference to Global Positioning System (GPS) devices due to 
terrestrial broadband service. The Committee remains engaged on 
this issue and awaits the final report by the Technical Working 
Group.
    The Committee believes that FCC involvement in 
cybersecurity should not result in regulations or activities 
that duplicate or contradict the multi-agency cybersecurity 
mitigation and response efforts being lead by the Departments 
of Defense and Homeland Security.
    The Committee understands the FCC is promulgating a rule to 
address abuses in intercarrier compensation related to the 
modernization of the Universal Service Fund. The Committee 
recognizes the important service that local exchange carriers 
provide to rural America and encourages the Commission to 
maintain a reasonable intercarrier compensation system for 
rural local exchange carriers.
    The Committee is concerned about the disparity in access to 
broadband between Puerto Rico and the 50 states. Recent studies 
have found that only 31-37 percent of residents of Puerto Rico 
have adopted broadband measured at the lowest speed tracked by 
the Commission. The Committee encourages the Commission to 
implement policies that increase broadband accessibility and 
adoption in Puerto Rico.
    The Committee notes that the FCC has not completed its 4-
year proceeding to improve the carriage complaint process for 
independent channels, including expedited review, as mandated 
by statute. The Committee urges the FCC to promptly complete 
this proceeding to provide an effective complaint process for 
independent channels.
    The advancement of wireless broadband technology has had a 
significant and beneficial impact on both consumers and 
businesses. However, in order for it to reach its full 
potential, consumers and businesses must be assured that 
wireless broadband systems are secure and sensitive data are 
not vulnerable to intentional or unintentional capture. The FCC 
is directed to report to the Committee within 180 days of 
enactment of this Act on its activities to deter, prevent and 
investigate allegations of privacy violations regarding the use 
of wireless broadband networks. The Committee expects the 
Commission to vigorously and expeditiously investigate such 
violations.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $42,942,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        45,261,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        45,261,000
Bill compared with:...................................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        +2,319,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $45,261,000 from the Deposit 
Insurance Fund and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance 
Corporation (FSLIC) Resolution Fund to finance the OIG for 
fiscal year 2012, which is $2,319,000 more than fiscal year 
2011 and the same as the request. The increase is provided to 
enable the OIG to oversee workload associated with the increase 
in bank failures, the increase in resolution and receivership 
activity, and new FDIC programs and activities established in 
response to the downturn in the economy that impact the Deposit 
Insurance Fund.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $66,367,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        67,014,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        66,367,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -647,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $66,367,000 
for the FEC, the same as fiscal year 2011 and $647,000 less 
than the request.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $24,723,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        26,440,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        24,105,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -618,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -2,335,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $24,105,000 
for the FLRA, which is $618,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$2,335,000 less than the request.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $291,363,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       326,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       284,067,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -7,296,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -41,933,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $284,067,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the FTC for fiscal year 2012, 
which is $7,296,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $41,933,000 
less than the request. The Congressional Budget Office 
estimates $108,000,000 of collections from Hart-Scott-Rodino 
premerger filing fees and $21,000,000 of collections from Do-
Not-Call list fees will partially offset the appropriation 
requirement for this account.
    The Committee understands and appreciates the current and 
future impact of the increase in childhood obesity in this 
country and believes that the early adoption of healthy eating 
habits is critical to the long-term health of our nation. The 
Committee believes the Federal Trade Commission, either as part 
of the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children 
or acting independently, should not issue principles or 
guidelines governing food marketed to children unless a peer-
reviewed scientific study conclusively demonstrates that 
regulating food marketing directed to children is the most 
effective way of changing long-term eating behavior and 
reducing obesity. Furthermore, the FTC should not rely on any 
guidance issued by the Interagency Working Group on Food 
Marketed to Children to engage in enforcement actions under its 
existing authority.

                    General Services Administration


                        REAL PROPERTY ACTIVITIES

                         FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND

                 LIMITATIONS ON AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2011......    $7,597,540,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           9,508,511,000
 fiscal year 2012.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     7,223,801,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2011.........      -373,739,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012 request.    -2,284,710,000


    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.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation on the availability 
of funds of $7,223,801,000 for the Fund, which is $373,739,000 
less the fiscal year 2011 and $2,284,710,000 less than the 
request.
    To carry out the purposes of the Federal Buildings Fund 
established pursuant to section 210(f) of the Federal Property 
and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 592), the 
revenues and collections deposited into the Fund, shall be 
available for necessary expenses in the aggregate amount of 
$7,223,801,000 of which: $0 is for construction (including 
funds for sites and expenses and associated design and 
construction services), $280,000,000 is for repairs and 
alterations, $126,801,000 is for installment acquisition 
payments (including payments on purchase contracts), 
$4,700,000,000 is for rental of space, and $2,117,000,000 is 
for building operations.

                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2011......       $82,000,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,             839,642,000
 fiscal year 2012.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2011.........       -82,000,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012 request.      -839,642,000


    The construction and acquisition activity funds site, 
design, construction, and management and inspection costs for 
construction of new Federal facilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $0 for 
construction and acquisition, which is $82,000,000 less than 
fiscal year 2011 and $839,642,000 less than the request. Adding 
to the Federal inventory of buildings is not welcomed at a time 
when the management and use of the current inventory is less 
than optimal.
    Civilian Property BRAC.--The Committee supports the concept 
of applying a BRAC-like process to disposing unneeded civilian 
Federal buildings and land. Multiple Administrations have tried 
to reduce the cost and liability associated with owning vacant, 
contaminated, excess, or otherwise unusable assets, but without 
success. The solution is neither quick nor simple because the 
problem is time-consuming and complicated, involving multiple 
agencies, Congressional jurisdictions, levels of government, 
expenses, and stakeholders. Moreover, the revenues and expenses 
may not coincide with the costs and benefits however much a 
proposal is put forward as budget-neutral. Nonetheless, the 
Committee believes a Civilian Property BRAC is a meritorious 
idea and deserving of serious consideration. Should the 
Congress move forward with legislation to create a Civilian 
Property BRAC, the Committee will lend its support as able.
    The Committee prohibits any funding appropriated for any 
courthouse project that has yet to be completed to be used by 
GSA for any purpose other than to complete the courthouse 
project. Further, should the land purchased for the courthouse 
project be sold, the Committee prohibits the GSA from using the 
proceeds of the sale of the land to be used for any purpose 
than courthouses.

                        REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2011......      $280,000,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,             868,902,000
 fiscal year 2012.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................       280,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2011.........             - - -
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012 request.      -588,902,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $280,000,000 for 
repairs and alterations, which is the same as fiscal year 2011 
and $588,902,000 less than the request.
    Special Emphasis Programs.--The limitation consists of 
$15,000,000 for the Fire Prevention program; $245,000,000 for 
Basic Repairs and Alterations; and $20,000,000 for a new U.S. 
Courthouse Capital Security program. Recent events, such as the 
2010 shooting at the Las Vegas courthouse, continue to 
highlight the security needs of all Federal facilities. Many 
Federal courthouses do not meet current security standards. 
Rather than address these risks with the construction of new 
courthouses, the Committee directs GSA, the Judiciary, and the 
U.S. Marshals Service to begin improving the security of 
existing courthouses with a new special emphasis program. GSA 
and the Judiciary should assess the condition and usage of 
courthouses and identify cost-efficient and timely 
alternations. GSA and the Judiciary shall submit a report to 
the Committee within 90 days of enactment of this Act that 
outlines its plan to allocate this funding.
    Energy Saving Lighting Technologies.--The Committee has 
been told that GSA discourages the use of LED lights for 
general office lighting. The Committee directs the GSA to 
provide a report about the costs and benefits of using of LED 
lights for general office lighting within 90 days of enactment 
of this Act. If benefits exceed costs, then the Committee 
expects GSA to incorporate LED lights into GSA's building 
specifications.

                    INSTALLMENT ACQUISITION PAYMENTS




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2011......      $135,540,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,             126,801,000
 fiscal year 2012.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................       126,801,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2011.........        -8,739,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012 request.             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $126,801,000 for 
installation acquisition payments, which is $8,739,000 less 
than fiscal year 2011 and the same as the budget request.

                            RENTAL OF SPACE




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2011......    $4,830,000,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           5,285,198,000
 fiscal year 2012.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     4,700,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2011.........      -130,000,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012 request.      -585,198,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $4,700,000,000 for 
rental of space, which is $130,000,000 less than fiscal year 
2011 and $585,198,000 less than the request.

                          BUILDING OPERATIONS




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2011......    $2,270,000,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           2,387,968,000
 fiscal year 2012.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     2,117,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2011.........      -153,000,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012 request.      -270,968,000


    The building operations activity funds, among other things, 
cleaning, maintenance, utilities, landscaping, snow removal, 
and pest control for government-owned facilities and in leased 
space when not provided by the lessor.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $2,117,000,000 for 
building operations, which is $153,000,000 less than fiscal 
year 2011 and $270,968,000 less than the request.

                           GENERAL ACTIVITIES

                         GOVERNMENT-WIDE POLICY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $66,488,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       105,140,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        64,826,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -1,662,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -40,314,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $64,826,000, 
which is $1,662,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $40,314,000 
less than the request.
    Federal Vehicles.--The Federal Government manages the 
largest vehicle fleet in United States consisting of 662,164 
motor vehicles that cost taxpayers $4.6 billion (e.g., 
depreciation, maintenance, fuel, and indirect costs) in fiscal 
year 2010. Each Federal agency is responsible for independently 
managing their fleet in accordance with Federal motor vehicle 
management regulations. Within the constraints of their 
budgets, agencies determine the number of vehicles needed to 
accomplish their missions, what types of vehicles their 
missions require, and whether it is better to own or lease 
those vehicles.
    The General Services Administration (GSA) is responsible 
for reporting on the size, composition, and condition of the 
fleet and providing agencies with guidance on how to achieve 
the optimal inventory to accomplish their mission, eliminate 
unnecessary and nonessential vehicles, and operate a cost-
effective fleet through its expected lifecycle. A recent report 
on the increased acquisition of limousines, however, is 
evidence that GSA's annual Federal Fleet Performance report is 
unreliable. GSA collects information about limousines, but does 
not provide a definition for a limousine. Consequently, some 
agencies reported buses and sedans in this category, when its 
is traditionally used to report on full-size sedans equipped 
with armor for the security of officials and dignitaries.
    Reducing the size and cost of the Federal fleet begins with 
a thorough understanding of the size and cost of the Federal 
fleet. In order to the make the Federal Fleet Performance a 
reliable and useful document for making informed decisions, the 
Committee directs the GSA to review how data for the report is 
collected, complied, and analyzed, beginning with providing a 
definition of a limousine and creating a category for armored 
passenger vehicles. In addition, the Committee directs GSA to 
require agencies to study their vehicle usage and management, 
including vehicles used for home-to-work transportation, 
starting with light-duty vehicles to be followed by medium and 
heavy-duty trucks. These studies must be posted on agency 
websites along with GSA commentary and recommendations no later 
than June 1, 2012.
    Federal Travel.--Travel is an inescapable aspect of some 
government programs, such as bank examinations, food and safety 
inspections, and disaster assistance. Other travel related to 
conferences, meetings, and training is more subjective and 
intangible. Individual agencies determine for themselves if 
travel is essential to accomplish their mission. Once the 
decision to travel has been made, however, it should commence 
in a cost-efficient and convenient manner. To that end, the 
Committee directs GSA to create the appropriate 
interdisciplinary and interagency teams to review Federal 
travel regulations to revise stale and outdated policies, 
beginning with rental cars followed by meals, incidentals, 
lodging, airfare, and other ground transportation. GSA shall 
provide interim reports to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations by January 30 and May 30, 2012, and a final 
report by July 30, 2012. After the review is completed and 
incorporated into Federal travel regulations, Government 
Accountability Office is directed to report to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations on whether the revisions 
result in measurable reductions in cost.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $69,882,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        70,022,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        68,135,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -1,747,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -1,887,000


    The Operating Expenses account is comprised of two 
different types of activities: (1) executive leadership 
offices, such as the Administrator, the Regional 
Administrators, Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, 
Emergency Response and Recovery, Communications and Marketing, 
and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and (2) reuse and 
donation programs for excess Federal property (both real and 
personal).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $68,135,000, 
which is $1,747,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $1,887,000 
less than the request.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $58,882,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        62,358,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        58,882,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 201....................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -3,476,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $58,882,000, 
which is the same as fiscal year 2011 and $3,476,000 less than 
the request.

                INFORMATION AND ENGAGEMENT FOR CITIZENS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................           $ - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................        50,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       +50,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       +50,000,000


    The Committee shares the Administration's enthusiasm for 
sharing Federal information with citizens--information that was 
collected and stored at taxpayer expense--and making it easier 
for citizens to conduct transactions with their government, 
especially for services where the government has a monopoly, 
such as patents, passports, and tax administration. In these 
cases, citizens have no alternative but to subject themselves 
to the hours, locations, and means that the government chooses, 
however inefficient, inconvenient, or aggravating.
    To that end, the bill creates an ``Information and 
Engagement for Citizens'' account by combining the ``Electronic 
Government Fund'' and ``Federal Citizen Services Fund''. While 
these funds were created at different periods of time and 
developed different programs, they share a common objective--
making it easier for citizens to understand and interact with 
their government. Whether that means delivering information in 
the mail or in a tweet, answering questions on the phone or on-
line, or tracking grants and business opportunities, the 
purpose of ``Information and Engagement for Citizens'' is to 
provide electronic or other methods of providing access and 
understanding of Federal information, benefits, and services to 
citizens, businesses, other governments, and the media.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $50,000,000, 
which is $50,000,000 more than fiscal year 2011 and $50,000,000 
more than the request. In fiscal year 2011, the ``Electronic 
Government Fund'' was appropriated $7,984,000 and the ``Federal 
Citizen Services Fund'' was appropriated $34,116,000. The 
Committee expects the funds provided for these activities, 
combined with efficiency gains and resource prioritization, 
will result in increased delivery of information to the public 
and in the ease of transaction with the government.
    All the income collected by the Office of Citizen Services 
and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT) in the form of 
reimbursements from Federal agencies, user fees for 
publications ordered by the public, payments from private 
entities for services rendered, and gifts from the public is 
available to the OCSIT without regard to fiscal year 
limitations, but is subject to an annual limitation of 
$60,000,000. Any revenues accruing in excess of this amount 
shall remain in the fund and are not available for expenditure 
except as authorized in appropriation Acts.
    The Committee continues to want to review its performance 
of ``e-initiatives'' and expects the Office of Management and 
Budget to submit a detailed expenditure plan prior to 
obligation of funds under this account. The plan should 
describe the projects selected, and the budget, timeline, 
objectives and expected benefits and savings realized for each 
project.

           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $3,792,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         3,671,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,671,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -121,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................             - - -


    As authorized by law, this appropriation provides for the 
pensions, office staffs, and related expenses for former 
Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, William Clinton, and 
George W. Bush. The account also funds postal franking 
privileges for the widows of former Presidents Gerald Ford and 
Ronald Reagan. Also, this appropriation is authorized to 
provide funding for security and travel related expenses for 
each former President and the spouse of a former President 
pursuant to section 531 of Public Law 103-329.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,671,000 for 
allowances and office staff of former Presidents, which is 
$121,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and the same as the 
request.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

                              (RESCISSION)

    Section 501. The Committee continues the provision 
providing authority for the use of funds for the hire of motor 
vehicles.
    Section 502. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that funds made available for activities of the 
Federal Buildings Fund may be transferred between 
appropriations with advance approval of the Congress.
    Section 503. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring funds proposed for developing courthouse construction 
requests to meet appropriate standards and the priorities of 
the Judicial Conference.
    Section 504. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that no funds may be used to increase the amount of 
occupiable square feet, provide cleaning services, security 
enhancements, or any other service usually provided, to any 
agency which does not pay the requested rent.
    Section 505. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits GSA to pay small claims (up to $250,000) made against 
the government.
    Section 506. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring the Administrator to ensure that the delineated area 
of procurement for all lease agreements is identical to the 
delineated area included in the prospectus unless prior notice 
is given to the Committees.
    Section 507. The Committee requires a report from the 
Administrator about programs, projects, or activities that are 
funded by appropriations to GSA but are not under the control 
or direction of the Administrator. Examples include, but are 
not limited to: the GSA Regulatory Information Service Center, 
the Federal Real Property Profile database, and various current 
and former Electronic Government projects. The report shall 
provide a description of each program, identify the 
organization approving management decisions and allocating 
funds, and the amount of GSA funds obligated by each program in 
fiscal years 2005 through 2011 by GSA appropriation account.
    Section 508. The Committee rescinds $4,600,000 in 
unobligated balances from Policy and Operations.

                 Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................          $748,000
Budget request,* fiscal year 2012.....................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................           748,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          +748,000

*The President's budget proposed $0 but the Foundation submitted a
  request for $1,400,000.

    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. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for 
graduate or professional school, participate in leadership 
development activities, and have special opportunities for 
internships and employment with the Federal government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $748,000 for 
the Harry S Truman Foundation, which is the same as fiscal year 
2011, $748,000 more than the President's request and $652,000 
less than the Foundation's request.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $42,832,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        44,461,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        41,761,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -1,071,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -2,700,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $41,761,000 
for the MSPB, which is $1,071,000 less than fiscal year 2011 
and $2,700,000 less than the request. The recommendation 
includes a transfer of $2,345,000 from the Civil Service 
Retirement and Disability Fund.

      Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Stewart L. Udall Foundation





Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $6,287,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         6,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -3,287,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -3,000,000


    The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation was 
established in honor of the public service of Congressman 
Morris K. Udall and Congressman and Secretary of the Interior 
Stewart L. Udall. The Foundation administers scholarship, 
internship and research grant programs that promote educational 
opportunities and careers related to the environment, Native 
health care and tribal public policy. The Foundation also 
provides leadership training and tribal management as well as 
environmental conflict resolution services for Federal 
agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,000,000 for the activities of 
the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, which is 
$3,287,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $3,000,000 less than 
the request.
    The bill consolidates the appropriations of the Morris K. 
Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund and Environmental Dispute 
Resolution Fund. The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall 
Foundation shall allocate funds among its authorized 
activities.

              National Archives and Records Administration

    The total fiscal year 2011 amount appropriated to the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), including 
funding for the Operating Expenses, Office of Inspector 
General, Repairs and Restoration, the National Historical 
Publications and Records Commission, and the Electronic Records 
Archive, was $416,799,000. For fiscal year 2012, the Electronic 
Records Archive (ERA) funding has moved under NARA's Operating 
Expenses due to the completion of the development of ERA. The 
Committee recommends a total appropriation of $359,762,000 for 
NARA in fiscal year 2012, which is $57,037,000 less than fiscal 
year 2011 and $47,739,000 less than the request.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $339,090,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       403,742,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       360,969,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       +21,879,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -42,773,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $360,969,000 
for the operating expenses of NARA, which is $21,879,000 more 
than fiscal year 2011 and $42,773,000 less than the request. 
The Electronic Records Archive, which has previously been 
funded separately from Operating Expenses during its 
development, is now fully operational. Accordingly, while the 
recommended appropriation for NARA Operating Expenses for 
fiscal year 2012 is funded above fiscal year 2011, the 
recommended appropriation for NARA in total is $57,037,000 less 
than fiscal year 2011 and $47,739,000 less than the request.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $4,241,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         4,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -141,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,100,000 for 
the OIG, which is $141,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and the 
same as the request.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $11,824,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         9,659,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,693,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -3,131,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -966,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,693,000 for 
repairs and restoration, which is $3,131,000 less than fiscal 
year 2011 and $966,000 less than the request. The Committee 
directs cost savings realized during the construction of the 
John F. Kennedy Library, as well as savings from the Military 
Personnel Records Center, toward priorities in NARA's Capital 
Improvement Plan for the critical repairs, alterations, and 
improvements to Archives facilities and Presidential Libraries 
nationwide.

        NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION

                             GRANTS PROGRAM




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $6,986,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         5,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -5,986,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -4,000,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,000,000 for 
the NHPRC grants program, which is $5,986,000 less than fiscal 
year 2011 and $4,000,000 less than the request.

                  National Credit Union Administration


               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................        $1,247,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         2,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -747,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -1,500,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2012, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $500,000 for the National Credit Union 
Administration's CDRLF for technical assistance grants, which 
is $747,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $1,500,000 less than 
the request. The Committee expects the CDRLF to continue making 
loans from their available funds derived from repaid loans and 
interest earned on previous loans to designated credit unions.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $13,972,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        13,664,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        13,483,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -489,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -181,000


    The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) established by the 
Ethics in Government Act of 1978, partners with other executive 
branch Departments and agencies to foster high ethical 
standards. The OGE issues and monitors rules, regulations, and 
memoranda pertaining to the prevention and resolution of 
conflicts of interest, post-employment restrictions, standards 
of conduct, and financial disclosure for executive branch 
employees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $13,483,000 
for the OGE, which is $489,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$181,000 less than the request.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $210,290,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       232,550,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       210,290,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................       -22,260,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $97,774,000 
for the General Fund, which is the same as fiscal year 2011 and 
$2,253,000 less than the request. The Committee also recommends 
$112,516,000 for administrative expenses, the same as fiscal 
year 2011 and $20,007,000 less than the request to be 
transferred from the appropriate trust funds.
    The Committee notes that OPM is responsible for promoting 
diversity and inclusion in the Federal workforce by pursuing 
recruitment and retention efforts focused on attracting diverse 
talent. To further OPM's goal of promoting diversity and 
inclusion in the Federal workforce, the Committee directs OPM 
to provide a report on their ongoing activities to promote 
workforce, management, and executive diversity. The Director 
shall submit this report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and the Senate 180 days after 
enactment of this Act.
    Additionally, as part of OPM's mission to recruit and hire 
the most talented and diverse Federal workforce, the Committee 
encourages Federal agencies to increase recruitment efforts 
within the United States territories.
    No funds are provided for the environmental manager 
proposed in the request.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $24,316,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        25,363,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        24,316,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -1,047,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a general fund appropriation of 
$3,142,000 for the OIG, which is the same as fiscal year 2011 
and $662,000 less than the request. In addition, the 
recommendation provides $21,174,000 from appropriate trust 
funds, which is the same as fiscal year 2011 and $385,000 less 
than the request.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $18,458,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        19,486,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        17,997,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -461,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -1,489,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $17,997,000 
for the OSC, which is $461,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$1,489,000 less than the request.

                      Postal Regulatory Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $14,304,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        14,450,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        13,946,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -358,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -504,000


    The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 
2006, Public Law 109-435, authorized the Postal Regulatory 
Commission to receive appropriations by transfer from the 
Postal Service Fund beginning in fiscal year 2009, and required 
the Commission to submit to Congress a budget of its expenses. 
The Commission establishes and maintains the U.S. Postal 
Service's ratemaking systems, measures service and performance, 
ensures accountability, and has enforcement mechanisms, 
including the authority to issue subpoenas.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation, out of the 
Postal Fund, of $13,946,000 for the Postal Regulatory 
Commission, which is $358,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$504,000 less than the request.

             Recovery Accountability And Transparency Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        31,543,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        25,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       +25,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -6,543,000


    The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board 
(Recovery Board) was authorized in the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (Recovery Act). The 
Recovery Board is composed of Inspectors General of agencies 
administering programs and overseeing spending authorized in 
the Recovery Act. The Recovery Board conducts and coordinates 
activities related to the accountability, transparency, and 
oversight of spending under the Recovery Act and oversees the 
administration of Recovery.gov, a website providing detailed 
information on the implementation of the Recovery Act. Through 
fiscal year 2011, the costs of the Recovery Board were funded 
by a Recovery Act appropriation. These funds have expired and 
new funding is required to continue the Recovery Board's 
oversight responsibilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $25,000,000 for the Recovery 
Accountability and Transparency Board, which is $25,000,000 
more than fiscal year 2011 and $6,543,000 less than the 
request.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................    $1,185,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................     1,407,483,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,185,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................      -222,483,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,185,000,000 
for the SEC, which is the same as fiscal year 2011 and 
$222,483,000 less than the request. The Committee designates 
$6,790,000 as the minimum funding for the SEC Office of 
Inspector General.
    The Committee remains troubled with the SEC's management of 
its operating budget. The Commission has a troubled past with 
regard to its information technology procurement, renting of 
leased space, as well as its ability to produce accurate 
financial statements. The Committee believes that these lapses 
demonstrate a concerning lack of ability to manage funds. This 
Committee is reticent to provide more funding for the 
Commission until efficiencies outlined in the Boston Consulting 
Group (BCG) report are enacted.
    The Committee concurs with the recommendation put forth in 
the BCG report stating that the Commission needs to reorganize 
in order to become more efficient and remains concerned about 
the number of offices directly reporting to the Chairman. The 
Committee is encouraged that the SEC consolidated the Office of 
the Executive Director with the Office of the Chief Operating 
Officer, as recommended in the BCG study, in order to realize 
greater efficiencies. However, the Committee believes there are 
more efficiencies to be realized by providing additional 
authorities to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Specifically, 
the Committee encourages the Commission to establish a 
coordinating council, chaired by the COO, with the authority to 
resolve disputes among divisions and offices. Along with a 
redesign of the Commission's organizational structure, the 
Committee supports the BCG recommendation that the Commission 
implement a continuous improvement program in order to 
systematically reduce costs throughout the Commission.
    The Committee supports continued funding for high priority 
information technology programs within the Commission. However, 
the Committee is concerned with past technology acquisition 
decisions which used sole-source contracts and resulted in the 
waste of taxpayer dollars. This failure in acquisition 
management was easily avoidable had the Commission used its 
Capital Planning and Investment Control process. The Committee 
agrees with the Inspector General's report and urges the 
Commission's Office of Information Technology to institute 
appropriate procedures to ensure future technology acquisitions 
undergo a comprehensive review in order to avoid past mistakes.
    The Commission made poor decisions recently with regard to 
their leasing practices. With the passage of the Dodd-Frank 
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Commission 
was given elevated funding levels that were authorized but 
never appropriated. The Commission chose to rent over 900,000 
square feet of office space at Constitution Center in Southwest 
Washington, D.C., instead of using its resources to invest in 
needed IT upgrades or hire staff with priority skill sets. The 
Committee has taken note of the Commission's leased space at 
Constitution Center and remains concerned with the Commission's 
ability to prioritize and budget its funding resources. While 
the Commission has responded to the Inspector General's 
recommendations, the Committee remains interested in seeing 
tangible changes to the SEC's leasing practices. The Committee 
bill includes section 629 to begin addressing leasing reforms.
    The Committee believes the Commission should target its 
recruiting toward persons with expertise in capital markets 
operations and the business operations of the entities that the 
SEC regulates. Experts in these areas can play a key role in 
the Commission's work to maintain free, orderly, and properly 
functioning markets.
    The Committee remains concerned with the SEC's track record 
in dealing with Ponzi schemes. The Committee strongly supports 
the SEC's determination that certain individuals who invested 
money through the Stanford Group Company are entitled to the 
protections of the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 
(SIPA). Furthermore, the Committee fully supports the SEC's 
request to the Securities Investor Protection Corporation 
(SIPC) to initiate a court proceeding under SIPA to liquidate 
the broker-dealer. The Committee expects the SIPC to proceed 
accordingly.
    The Committee is interested in the Commission's proposed 
rulemaking to establish a registration program for municipal 
financial advisors under Section 975 of the Dodd-Frank Wall 
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Committee is 
concerned that the Commission's proposed rule may be overly 
broad. The Committee expects that the final rule will be 
consistent with legislative intent and will not duplicate 
existing regulations. Accordingly, the Committee encourages the 
Commission to take into consideration comments submitted in 
response to the temporary rule and consult with bank regulators 
to ensure that the final rule incorporates the existing bank 
supervisory and examination system to achieve the goals of 
Section 975.
    The Commission has a number of joint rulemakings with the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission as required by the Dodd-
Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Given the 
broad scope and depth of rules required to be issued under the 
Dodd-Frank Act, the Committee directs all regulatory bodies to 
move in unison and properly address market concerns when 
issuing all rules, especially with regard to joint rulemakings.
    The Committee takes note that the SEC is proceeding to 
implement Section 417 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act of 2010, related to studies of short 
selling, and will continue to monitor its progress.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $24,226,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        24,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        23,620,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................          -606,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................          -880,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $23,620,000 
for the Selective Service System, which is $606,000 less than 
fiscal year 2011 and $880,000 less than the request.

                     Small Business Administration

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) assists small 
businesses through programs involving loans, grants, and 
contracting preferences. These programs maintain and strengthen 
an economy that depends on small businesses for 60 to 80 
percent of job creation. SBA programs also serve disadvantaged 
populations so that their small business enterprises may 
overcome economic and social obstacles to success.
    The recommendation provides a total of $978,306,000 for the 
Small Business Administration. This amount is $7,133,000 less 
than the budget request and $248,568,000 more than fiscal year 
2011. Detailed guidance for the SBA appropriations accounts is 
presented below.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $432,571,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       427,296,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       422,296,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................       -10,275,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -5,000,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $422,296,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the SBA, which is $10,275,000 less than fiscal year 
2011 and $5,000,000 less than the request. Within the amounts 
made available under this heading, the Committee recommendation 
provides $170,750,000 for the SBA non-credit business 
assistance programs, which is $10,500,000 more than the request 
and $11,207,000 less than fiscal year 2011.
    The Committee recommendations for non-credit business 
assistance, by program, are displayed in the following table:

                NON-CREDIT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

                        [In thousands of dollars]



Small Business Development Centers....................          $112,000
Veterans Business Development.........................             2,500
SCORE.................................................             7,000
Women's Business Centers..............................            14,000
National Women's Business Council.....................               920
Microloan Technical Assistance........................            14,480
PRIME.................................................             5,000
Native American Outreach..............................             1,250
7(j) Technical Assistance.............................             3,100
HUBZone...............................................             2,500
Clusters..............................................             8,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total, non-credit initiatives.....................           170,750


    The SBA shall not reduce these non-credit programs from the 
amounts specified above and the SBA shall not merge any of the 
non-credit programs without advance written approval from the 
Committee. The Committee recommendation includes an increase of 
$10,500,000 above the request level for non-credit programs. 
Funding above the request level was provided for the Small 
Business Development Center (SBDC) Program, Microloan Technical 
Assistance and PRIME which are programs that provide critical 
support to small business, facilitate job creation, and 
strengthen our economy.
    The Committee encourages the SBA to support small business 
development and entrepreneurship throughout the country by 
funding non-profit organizations and institutions of higher 
education that train and educate an entrepreneurial work force 
and provide business development services designed to 
accelerate industry sectors that build regional assets.
    The Committee strongly supports the SBA's Historically 
Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program and believes that 
it is a critical resource for distressed communities, 
especially during the current economic downturn. The Committee 
is aware that there are certain rural areas that are 
underutilized business areas, but are excluded from HUBZone 
designation based on the current program authorization. The 
Committee encourages the SBA to continue to examine ways to 
incorporate underutilized business areas into any future 
revisions of the Small Business Act.
    The Committee recognizes the value of the 8(a) program in 
assisting small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the 
marketplace and provides sufficient amount of funding to 
execute the mission of the 8(a) program.
    A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report 
studying duplicative programs in the Federal government 
identified 80 economic development programs at four agencies, 
including the SBA, that appeared to overlap with at least one 
other program in the economic development activities that they 
are authorized to fund. GAO found that the SBA has taken only 
limited steps to implement collaborative practices with other 
Federal agencies. The Committee expects the SBA to seek more 
opportunities for resource sharing across economic development 
programs, identify ways to leverage each program's strengths to 
improve existing collaborative efforts, and provide the 
greatest benefit to small businesses at the least cost to 
taxpayers. The Committee directs the SBA to report to the 
Committee on its efforts to collaborate with other agencies in 
the area of economic development within 60 days of enactment of 
this Act.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $16,267,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        18,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,267,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -2,133,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $16,267,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General of the SBA, which is the same as fiscal year 
2011 and $2,133,000 less than the request. In addition, 
$1,000,000 is made available by transfer from the Disaster 
Loans Program Account.

                           OFFICE OF ADVOCACY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................         9,120,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,120,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        +9,120,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,120,000 for the Office of 
Advocacy of the SBA. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 
(Public Law 111-240) requires this office to be funded through 
a separate appropriation. Funding provided for the Office of 
Advocacy, which was previously included in the salaries and 
expenses appropriation, is equal to fiscal year 2011 and the 
same as the request. In addition, the Committee provides 
transfer authority allowing funds to be transferred from SBA's 
operating budget to cover additional costs associated with the 
administrative and rental expenses of the Office of Advocacy. 
The Committee does not believe that the cost of this office 
should be budgeted for in two separate accounts. The Committee 
supports the Office's mission to reduce regulatory burdens that 
Federal policies impose on small businesses and maximize the 
benefits small businesses receive from the government.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $235,528,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       363,323,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       363,323,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................      +127,795,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $363,323,000 for the 
Business Loans Program Account, which is $127,795,000 more than 
fiscal year 2011 and the same as the request. Of the amount 
appropriated, $147,958,000 is for administrative expenses 
related to business loan programs. The amount provided for 
administrative expenses may be transferred to and merged with 
the appropriation for SBA salaries and expenses to cover the 
common overhead expenses associated with business loans.
    The recommendation includes $211,600,000 for the subsidy 
cost of the 7(a) business loan guarantee program and the 504 
certified development program. This funding will help to 
stimulate small business investment and will contribute to 
economic growth. The effect of small businesses on the economy 
is considerable. Firms employing fewer than 500 employees 
comprise about 99.7 percent of all businesses in the nation and 
employ roughly half of all private sector employees. The 
subsidy funding provided in this account will help to ensure 
the continued strength of the small business sector.
    The recommendation also includes $3,765,000 in loan subsidy 
for the Microloan Program. The amount provided is estimated to 
support $25,000,000 in microloans.

                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $45,372,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       167,300,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       167,300,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................      +121,928,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, the 
Congress is required to appropriate an amount sufficient to 
cover the subsidy costs associated with all direct loan 
obligations and loan guarantee commitments made in fiscal year 
2012, as well as the administrative expenses of the loan 
programs. The Committee recommends a total of $167,300,000 for 
administrative expenses for fiscal year 2012, which is 
$121,928,000 more than fiscal year 2011 and the same as the 
request. Carryover from prior year supplemental acts previously 
supported costs associated with administering the Disaster Loan 
account, however by fiscal year 2012, this funding will be 
exhausted; therefore, new appropriated dollars are needed. The 
Committee provides $1,000,000 for the Office of Inspector 
General for audits and reviews of the disaster loans program 
and $9,000,000 may be transferred to Salaries and Expenses for 
administrative expenses.
    When the budget request was submitted, it assumed 
sufficient prior year funds would be available to cover 
estimated subsidy costs. In light of the destructive storms and 
serious flooding that have occurred this year, the Committee 
wants to ensure that there are sufficient funds available to 
meet the lending needs of eligible victims. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the Small Business Administration to continue 
providing updates on available resources for the disaster loans 
program on a monthly basis.

        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 509. The Committee continues a provision for the 
SBA authorizing transfers of up to five percent of any SBA 
appropriation to other appropriations, provided that transfers 
do not increase an appropriation by more than 10 percent. The 
provision also requires that transfers be treated as 
reprogrammings of funds.
    Section 510. The Committee includes a new provision 
extending the length of time that a business that can obtain 
credit elsewhere can repay a disaster loan from three to seven 
years.
    Section 511. The Committee includes a new provision 
detailing information to be provided in the SBA's annual budget 
request.

                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $86,681,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        78,153,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        78,153,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -8,528,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$78,153,000 for Payment to the Postal Service Fund, which is 
$8,528,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and the same as the 
request. This is an advance appropriation for fiscal year 2013. 
The bill includes language specifying that 6-day delivery and 
rural delivery of mail shall continue at not less than the 1983 
level. Language is also included prohibiting funds in this Act 
from being used to consolidate or close small rural and other 
small post offices.
    The Committee commends the efforts of the USPS to be 
fiscally responsible. However, when the USPS considers changes 
in local delivery service, the Committee strongly urges the 
USPS to hold public meetings, take into consideration the input 
of residents, and provide fiscal justification before any major 
changes in delivery service are made. The USPS is one of the 
few Federal government entities that every American depends on 
a daily basis and it is important that their service is 
reflective of the world's premier mail delivery organization. 
The Committee urges the USPS to continue its efforts at 
achieving cost reductions without compromising services.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................      $243,908,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................       244,397,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       237,810,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -6,098,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -6,587,000


    The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 
2006, Public Law 109-435, authorized the Postal Service Office 
of Inspector General (OIG) to receive funding by transfer out 
of the Postal Service Fund beginning in fiscal year 2009. The 
OIG conducts audits, reviews and investigations, and keeps 
Congress informed on the efficiency and economy of Postal 
Service programs and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $237,810,000, 
which is $6,098,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and $6,587,000 
less than the request.

                        United States Tax Court


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2011.......................       $51,989,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2012......................        59,996,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        50,689,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2011...................        -1,300,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2012..................        -9,307,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $50,689,000 for the U.S. Tax 
Court, which is $1,300,000 less than fiscal year 2011 and 
$9,307,000 less than the request.

                 TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT


                              (RESCISSION)

    Section 601. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting pay and other expenses for non-Federal parties in 
regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 602. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting obligations beyond the current fiscal year and 
prohibits transfers of funds unless expressly so provided 
herein.
    Section 603. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
procurement contracts for consulting service expenditures to 
contracts that are matters of public record and available for 
public inspection.
    Section 604. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting transfer of funds in this Act without express 
authority.
    Section 605. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to engage in activities that would 
prohibit the enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act.
    Section 606. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 607. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds by any person or entity convicted 
of violating the Buy American Act.
    Section 608. The Committee continues the provision 
specifying reprogramming procedures. The provision requires 
that agencies or entities funded by the Act notify the 
Committee and obtain prior approval from the Committee for any 
reprogramming of funds that: (1) creates a new program; (2) 
eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds 
or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which 
funds have been denied or restricted by the Congress; (4) 
proposes to use funds directed for a specific activity by 
either the House or Senate Committees on Appropriations for a 
different purpose; (5) augments existing programs, projects, or 
activities in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is 
less; (6) reduces existing programs, projects, or activities by 
$5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; or (7) reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities. The provision also directs 
the agencies funded by this Act to submit operating plans for 
the Committee's review within 60 days of the bill's enactment.
    Section 609. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that fifty percent of unobligated balances may remain 
available for certain purposes.
    Section 610. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funding for the Executive Office of the President 
to request a Federal Bureau of Investigation background 
investigation except with the express consent of the individual 
involved or in extraordinary circumstances involving national 
security.
    Section 611. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding cost accounting standards for contracts under the 
Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.
    Section 612. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding non-foreign area cost of living allowances.
    Section 613. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for abortion under the 
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
    Section 614. The Committee continues the provision making 
exceptions to the preceding section where the life of the 
mother is in danger or the pregnancy is a result of an act of 
rape or incest.
    Section 615. The Committee continues the provision waiving 
restrictions on the purchase of non-domestic articles, 
materials, and supplies in the case of acquisition by the 
Federal government of information technology.
    Section 616. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting officers or employees of any regulatory agency or 
commission funded by this Act from accepting travel payments or 
reimbursements from a person or entity regulated by such agency 
or commission.
    Section 617. The Committee rescinds $998,000 from the 
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. While the 
Committee is supportive of privacy and civil liberties 
protections, this board has no members and has not incurred any 
costs.
    Section 618. The Committee continues the provision 
clarifying that, for purposes of agricultural and medical trade 
with Cuba, during fiscal year 2012 the term ``payment of cash 
in advance'' as specified in section 908(b)(1) of the Trade 
Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 shall be 
interpreted as payment before the transfer of title to, and 
control of, the exported items to the Cuban purchaser.
    Section 619. The Committee continues the provision 
permitting the Securities and Exchange Commission and 
Commodities Future Trading Commission to fund a joint advisory 
committee to advise on emerging regulatory issues, 
notwithstanding Section 708 of this Act.
    Section 620. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds to carry out chapter 95 (Presidential Election Campaign 
Fund) or 96 (Presidential Primary Matching Campaign Account) of 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
    Section 621. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funding to implement the Federal Communications Commission's 
net neutrality order (FCC 10-201, adopted by the Commission on 
December 21, 2010).
    Section 622. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funding for the Consumer Product Safety Commission to carry out 
section 6A of the Consumer Product Safety Act related to an 
unverifiable public consumer product safety complaint database.
    Section 623. The Committee prohibits the obligation of 
funds in fiscal year 2012 from the Securities and Exchange 
Commission Reserve Fund established by the Dodd-Frank Wall 
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Committee does 
not support mandatory reserve funds. The Committee believes the 
Commission should request the level of funding it believes is 
necessary in any given fiscal year and not have access to 
reserve funding that is outside of the Congressional review 
process.
    Section 624. The Committee includes a provision directing 
the Comptroller General to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of 
the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
    Section 625. The Committee includes new language regarding 
the Fairness Doctrine. The language states that sections 
73.1910, 76.209, 76.1612, and 76.1613 of title 47, Code of 
Federal Regulations, shall have no force or effect after the 
date of the enactment of this Act and the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC) shall take such action as is 
necessary to remove such sections from the Code of Federal 
Regulations. The Committee is pleased the Chairman of the FCC 
has written the Committee on Energy and Commerce that the FCC 
intends to delete regulations relating to the Fairness 
Doctrine. The Committee urges the FCC to do so expeditiously.
    Section 626. The Committee includes language requiring 
certain agencies to provide quarterly reports on unobligated 
prior year balances.
    Section 627. The Committee includes language requiring 
certain regulatory agencies to provide a report on increasing 
public participation in rulemaking, improving coordination 
among Federal agencies, and identifying ineffective or 
excessively burdensome regulations.
    Section 628. The Committee includes language providing for 
several appropriated mandatory accounts. These are accounts 
where authorizing language requires the payment of funds. The 
Congressional Budget Office estimates the following costs for 
the programs addressed in this provision: $450,000 for 
Compensation of the President including $50,000 for expenses, 
$99,000,000 for the Judicial Retirement Funds (Judicial 
Officers' Retirement Fund, Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund, 
and the United States Court of Federal Claims Judges' 
Retirement Fund), $10,862,000,000 for the Government Payment 
for Annuitants, Employee Health Benefits, $52,000,000 for the 
Government Payment for Annuitants, Employee Life Insurance, and 
$9,979,000,000 for Payment to the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund.
    Section 629. The Committee includes a new provision that 
requires certain regulatory agencies to consult with the 
General Services Administration (GSA) before seeking new office 
space or making alterations to existing office space. The 
Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) calamitous lease of 
the Constitutional Center has made the Committee question how 
independent leasing authority improves the safety and soundness 
of the financial market. Most Federal agencies are required to 
obtain office space from the GSA. In accordance with the 
agency's requirements, GSA finds either GSA-owned or leased 
space for the agency. Some agencies, such as the SEC and 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, however, have statutory 
authority to enter into leases without GSA. The Committee 
recognizes that not every agency is wholly satisfied with GSA 
as a landlord, but GSA's expertise and experience as the 
Federal government's primary property manager should not be 
underestimated. The mission of the SEC is to protect investors, 
maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate 
capital formation, not to procure and oversee commercial real 
estate leases. The mission of the GSA is to deliver and 
maintain productive work space, including furnishings, 
technology, supplies, and related services. This division of 
labor should serve the Federal government and taxpayers well if 
properly exercised.
    Section 630. The Committee includes language that excludes 
youth off-highway vehicles and bicycles from the lead bans 
included in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. The 
Committee believes that children are more likely to be hurt due 
to use of adult off-highway vehicles than due to lead exposure 
in components such as tire valves and battery cables.
    Section 631. The Committee includes new language 
prohibiting funds for the Federal Trade Commission to complete 
the draft report entitled ``Interagency Working Group on Food 
Marketed to Children: Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles 
to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts'' unless the 
Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children complies 
with Executive Order 13563, including the requirement in 
Section 1(c) to provide quantified present and future benefits 
and costs.
    Section 632. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funding for certain Czars including the White House Director of 
the Office of Health Reform, the Assistant to the President for 
Energy and Climate Change, the Senior Advisor to the Secretary 
of the Treasury assigned to the Presidential Task Force on the 
Auto Industry and Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, 
and the White House Director of Urban Affairs.
    Section 633. The Committee includes new language regarding 
commercial terrestrial operations.

             TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS, GOVERNMENT-WIDE


                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations

    The Committee requests a report be completed by the 
Comptroller General of the United States not later than 90 days 
after the date of the enactment of this Act. The report shall 
state the percentage of Federal grant dollars (across all 
agencies) that are awarded to each of the following:
    (1) Persistent poverty communities (as defined in section 
105 of title I of division A of Public Law 111-5 (123 Stat. 
127)).
    (2) Empowerment zones and enterprise communities (as 
designated pursuant to section 1391 of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986).
    (3) Renewal communities (as defined in section 1400E of 
such Code).
    Section 701. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to administer a policy designed to ensure 
that all of its workplaces are free from the illegal use of 
controlled substances.
    Section 702. The Committee continues the provision 
establishing price limitations on vehicles to be purchased by 
the Federal government with an exemption for the purchase of 
electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell 
vehicles.
    Section 703. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
funds made available to agencies for travel to also be used for 
quarter allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 704. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning the employment of noncitizens.
    Section 705. The Committee continues the provision giving 
agencies the authority to pay General Services Administration 
bills for space renovation and other services.
    Section 706. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
agencies to finance the costs of recycling and waste prevention 
programs with proceeds from the sale of materials recovered 
through such programs.
    Section 707. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that funds made available to corporations and 
agencies subject to 31 U.S.C. 91 may pay rent and other service 
costs in the District of Columbia.
    Section 708. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting interagency financing of groups absent prior 
statutory approval.
    Section 709. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for enforcing regulations 
disapproved in accordance with the applicable law of the U.S.
    Section 710. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
the amount of funds that can be used for redecoration of 
offices under certain circumstances.
    Section 711. The Committee continues the provision to allow 
for interagency funding of national security and emergency 
telecommunications initiatives.
    Section 712. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to certify that a Schedule C appointment was 
not created solely or primarily to detail the employee to the 
White House.
    Section 713. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the payment of any employee who prohibits, 
threatens or prevents another employee from communicating with 
Congress.
    Section 714. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting Federal training not directly related to the 
performance of official duties.
    Section 715. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for implementation of 
agreements in nondisclosure policies unless certain provisions 
are included.
    Section 716. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting, other than for normal and recognized executive-
legislative relationships, propaganda, publicity and lobbying 
by executive agency personnel in support or defeat of 
legislative initiatives.
    Section 717. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting any Federal agency from disclosing an employee's 
home address to any labor organization, absent employee 
authorization or court order.
    Section 718. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds to be used to provide non-public information 
such as mailing or telephone lists to any person or 
organization outside the government without the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 719. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for propaganda and publicity 
purposes not authorized by Congress.
    Section 720. The Committee continues the provision, with a 
modification, directing agency employees to use official time 
in an honest effort to perform official duties.
    Section 721. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the use of funds to finance an appropriate share of 
the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.
    Section 722. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing agencies to transfer $17,000,000 to the Government-
wide Policy account of General Services Administration to 
finance an appropriate share of various government-wide boards 
and councils.
    Section 723. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits breast feeding in a Federal building or on Federal 
property if the woman and child are authorized to be there.
    Section 724. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits interagency funding of the National Science and 
Technology Council and provides for a report on the budget and 
resources of the National Science and Technology Council. The 
report should include the entire budget of the National Science 
and Technology Council.
    Section 725. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring documents involving the distribution of Federal funds 
to indicate the agency providing the funds and the amount 
provided.
    Section 726. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to monitor personal access or use 
of Internet sites or to collect, review, or obtain any 
personally identifiable information relating to access to or 
use of an Internet site.
    Section 727. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
health plans participating in the Federal Employee Health 
Benefits Program to provide contraceptive coverage and provides 
exemptions to certain religious plans.
    Section 728. The Committee includes language supporting 
strict adherence to antidoping activities.
    Section 729. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
funds for official travel to be used by departments and 
agencies, if consistent with OMB Circular A-126, to participate 
in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
    Section 730. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds for implementation of Office of Personnel 
Management regulations limiting detailees to the Legislative 
Branch, and implementing limitations on the Coast Guard 
Congressional Fellowship Program.
    Section 731. The Committee continues the provision that 
restricts the use of funds for Federal law enforcement training 
facilities.
    Section 732. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning transfers or reimbursements for ``E-Government'' 
initiatives.
    Section 733. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the use of funds to begin or announce a study or 
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 734. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits Executive Branch agencies from creating prepackaged 
news stories that are broadcast or distributed in the United 
States unless the story includes a clear notification within 
the text or audio of that news story that the prepackaged news 
story was prepared or funded by that executive branch agency. 
This provision confirms the opinion of the Government 
Accountability Office dated February 17, 2005 (B-304272).
    Section 735. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting use of funds in contravention of section 552a of 
title 5, United States Code (the Privacy Act) and regulations 
implementing that section.
    Section 736. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to evaluate the creditworthiness of an 
individual before issuing the individual a government travel 
charge card and limits agency actions accordingly.
    Section 737. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds from being used for any Federal government 
contract with any foreign incorporated entity which is treated 
as an inverted domestic corporation.
    Section 738. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds to require any entity submitting an offer for a Federal 
contract to disclose political contributions.
    Section 739. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning the non-application of these general provisions to 
title IV and to title VIII.
    Section 740. The Committee includes new language 
prohibiting funds to any corporation with certain unpaid 
Federal tax liabilities.
    Section 741. The Committee includes new language 
prohibiting funds to any corporation that was convicted of a 
felony criminal violation within the preceding 24 months.
    Section 742. The Committee includes new language 
prohibiting funding for hiring new Federal employees that are 
not verified through the E-Verify program.

                               TITLE VIII


                General Provisions--District of Columbia

    Section 801. The Committee continues the provision that 
appropriates funds for refunding overpayments of taxes 
collected and for paying settlements and judgments against the 
District of Columbia government.
    Section 802. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
the use of Federal funds for publicity or propaganda purposes.
    Section 803. The Committee continues the provision that 
establishes reprogramming procedures for Federal funds.
    Section 804. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of Federal funds to provide salaries or 
other costs associated with the offices of United States 
Senator or Representative.
    Section 805. The Committee continues language restricting 
the use of official vehicles to official duties.
    Section 806. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of Federal funds for any petition drive or 
civil action which seeks to require Congress to provide for 
voting representation in Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Section 807. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
the use of Federal funds for needle exchange programs.
    Section 808. The Committee continues the provision that 
includes a ``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains 
to contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 809. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
the use of Federal funds to legalize or reduce penalties 
associated with the possession, use, or distribution on any 
schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act (or 
any tetrahydrocannabinols derivative).
    Section 810. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of funds for abortion except in the cases of 
rape or incest or if necessary to save the life of the mother 
as reinstated by Public Law 112-10. The Committee directs the 
District of Columbia to provide a comprehensive report no later 
than January 31, 2012 specifying all steps taken to ensure 
compliance with the reinstated policy.
    Section 811. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to submit a revised 
operating budget for all agencies in the D.C. government, no 
later than 30 calendar days after the enactment of this Act 
that realigns budgeted data with anticipated actual 
expenditures.
    Section 812. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring the CFO to submit a revised operating budget for D.C. 
Public Schools, no later than 30 calendar days after the 
enactment of this Act that realigns school budgets to actual 
school enrollment.
    Section 813. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the transfer of local funds to capital and 
enterprise funds.
    Section 814. The Committee continues the provision which 
limits references to ``this Act'' as referring to only this 
title and title IV.

                TITLE IX--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS


                       SPENDING REDUCTION ACCOUNT

    Section 901. The Committee includes new language regarding 
family travel and remittance to Cuba.
    Section 902. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits new budget authority from exceeding the budget 
allocation in fiscal year 2012.

              House of Representatives Report Requirements

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

                          Full Committee Votes

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         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives

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

                          Rescission of Funds

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




Treasury Forfeiture Fund..............................      $630,000,000
Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center..............        11,328,000
United States Sentencing Commission...................           100,000
General Services Administration Policy and Operations.         4,600,000
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board...........           998,000


                           Transfer of Funds

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2), rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is submitted describing 
the transfer of funds provided in the accompanying bill.
    The Committee recommends the following transfers:

               UNDER TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

    Under the Department of the Treasury, ``Office of Terrorism 
and Financial Intelligence, Salaries and Expenses'', 
unobligated balances associated with these activities under the 
Departmental Offices heading shall be transferred and merged 
with this account.
    Section 103 allows the transfer of five percent of any 
appropriation (or three percent of Internal Revenue Service 
(IRS), ``Enforcement'') made available to the IRS to any other 
IRS appropriation, subject to prior congressional approval.
    Section 111 authorizes transfers, up to two percent, 
between Departmental Offices, Office of Terrorism and Financial 
Intelligence, Office of Inspector General, Financial Management 
Service, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Financial 
Crimes Enforcement Network, and the Bureau of the Public Debt 
appropriations under certain circumstances.
    Section 112 authorizes transfers, up to two percent, 
between the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 115 authorizes the transfer of funds from the 
``Financial Management Service, Salaries and Expenses'', to the 
``Debt Collection Fund'' as necessary to cover the cost of debt 
collection.

           UNDER TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

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

                     UNDER TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

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

                  UNDER TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Defender 
Services in District of Columbia Courts'' allowing $10,000,000 
to be transferred to the District of Columbia Courts.

                  UNDER TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

    Under Title V, Independent Agencies, a number of transfers 
are allowed: (1) the Election Assistance Commission account may 
transfer $1,625,000 to the National Institute for Standards and 
Technology; (2) section 502 allows the transfer of funding 
within Federal Buildings Fund after approval of the Committee; 
(3) under Merit Systems Protection Board, an amount is 
transferred from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability 
Fund; (4) under Office of Personnel Management, amounts from 
certain trust funds are transferred to the Salaries and 
Expenses and Office of Inspector General accounts for 
administrative expenses; (5) under the Postal Regulatory 
Commission, amounts are transferred from the Postal Service 
Fund; (6) under Small Business Administration, Office of 
Advocacy, funds may be transferred from Salaries and Expenses 
to cover required administrative and facilities costs; (7) 
under Small Business Administration, Business Loans Program 
Account, amounts may be transferred to the Office of Inspector 
General, and Salaries and Expenses; (8) under Small Business 
Administration, Disaster Loans Program Account, amounts may be 
transferred to the Office of Inspector General, and Salaries 
and Expenses; (9) under Administrative Provision-Small Business 
Administration, amounts may be transferred between 
appropriations of the Small Business Administration; and (10) 
under United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector 
General, amounts are transferred from the Postal Service Fund.

                    UNDER TITLE VII--GOVERNMENT-WIDE

    Section 722 authorizes departments and agencies to transfer 
funds to the General Services Administration to support certain 
financial, information technology, procurement and other 
management initiatives.

       UNDER TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Section 803 authorizes the District of Columbia to transfer 
local funds.

   Disclosure of Earmarks and Congressionally Directed Spending Items

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

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

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

   SECTION 122 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1998

                          (Public Law 105-119)

  Sec. 122. (a)  * * *

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  (g)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law and subject 
to paragraph (2), the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized 
to establish, for a period of [12 years] 14 years from date of 
enactment of this provision, a personnel management 
demonstration project providing for the compensation and 
performance management of not more than a combined total of 950 
employees who fill critical scientific, technical, engineering, 
intelligence analyst, language translator, and medical 
positions in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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TITLE 31, UNITED STATES CODE

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SUBTITLE I--GENERAL

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                 CHAPTER 3--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

SUBCHAPTER I--ORGANIZATION

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Sec. 310. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

  (a)  * * *
  (b) Director.--
          (1)  * * *
          (2) Duties and powers.--The duties and powers of the 
        Director are as follows:
                  (A)  * * *

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                  (E) Furnish research, analytical, and 
                informational services to financial 
                institutions, appropriate Federal and foreign 
                regulatory agencies with regard to financial 
                institutions, and appropriate Federal, State, 
                local, and foreign law enforcement authorities, 
                in accordance with policies and guidelines 
                established by the Secretary of the Treasury or 
                the Under Secretary of the Treasury for 
                Enforcement, in the interest of detection, 
                prevention, and prosecution of terrorism, 
                organized crime, money laundering, and other 
                financial crimes.

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SUBTITLE II--THE BUDGET PROCESS

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CHAPTER 11--THE BUDGET AND FISCAL, BUDGET, AND PROGRAM INFORMATION

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Sec. 1107. Deficiency and supplemental appropriations

  The President may submit to Congress proposed deficiency and 
supplemental appropriations the President decides are necessary 
because of laws enacted after the submission of the budget or 
that are in the public interest. The President shall include 
the reasons for the submission of the proposed appropriations 
and the reasons the proposed appropriations were not included 
in the budget. When the total proposed appropriations would 
have required the President to make a recommendation under 
section 1105(c) of this title if they had been included in the 
budget, the President shall make a recommendation under that 
section. The President shall submit to Congress, without 
change, proposed deficiency and supplemental appropriations 
submitted to the President by the legislative branch and the 
judicial branch.

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SUBTITLE IV--MONEY

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CHAPTER 51--COINS AND CURRENCY

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SUBCHAPTER II--GENERAL AUTHORITY

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Sec. 5114. Engraving and printing currency and security documents

  (a)  * * *

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  (c) The Secretary may make a contract [for a period of not 
more than 4 years] to manufacture distinctive paper for United 
States currency and securities. To promote competition among 
manufacturers of the distinctive paper, the Secretary may split 
the award for the manufacture of the paper between the 2 
bidders with the lowest prices a pound. When the Secretary 
decides that it is necessary to operate more than one mill to 
manufacture distinctive paper, the Secretary may--
          (1)  * * *

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SUBTITLE IV--MONEY

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CHAPTER 53--MONETARY TRANSACTIONS

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SUBCHAPTER II--RECORDS AND REPORTS ON MONETARY INSTRUMENTS TRANSACTIONS

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Sec. 5318. Compliance, exemptions, and summons authority

  (a)  * * *

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  (g) Reporting of Suspicious Transactions.--
          (1)  * * *
          (2) Notification prohibited.--
                  (A) In general.--If a financial institution 
                or any director, officer, employee, or agent of 
                any financial institution, voluntarily or 
                pursuant to this section or any other 
                authority, reports a suspicious transaction to 
                a government agency--
                          (i) the financial institution, 
                        director, officer, employee, or agent 
                        may not notify any person involved in 
                        the transaction that the transaction 
                        has been reported; [and]
                          (ii) no officer or employee of the 
                        Federal Government or of any State, 
                        local, tribal, or territorial 
                        government within the United States, 
                        who has any knowledge that such report 
                        was made may disclose to any person 
                        involved in the transaction that the 
                        transaction has been reported, other 
                        than as necessary to fulfill the 
                        official duties of such officer or 
                        employee[.]; and
                          (iii) no other person that the 
                        Secretary may prescribe by regulation, 
                        who has knowledge that such report was 
                        made, may disclose to any person 
                        involved in the transaction that the 
                        transaction has been reported.

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Sec. 5319. Availability of reports

  The Secretary of the Treasury shall make information in a 
report filed under this subchapter available to an agency, 
including any State financial institutions supervisory agency, 
United States intelligence agency or self-regulatory 
organization registered with the Securities and Exchange 
Commission or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, upon 
request of the head of the agency or organization. The report 
shall be available for a purpose that is consistent with this 
subchapter. The Secretary may only require reports on the use 
of such information by any State financial institutions 
supervisory agency for other than supervisory purposes or by 
United States intelligence agencies. However, a report and 
records of reports are exempt from disclosure under section 552 
of title 5, or under any State law having or intended to have a 
similar effect.

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Sec. 5331. Reports relating to coins and currency received in 
                    nonfinancial trade or business

  (a) Coin and Currency Receipts of More Than $10,000.--Any 
person--
          [(1) who is engaged in a trade or business; and]
          (1)(A) who is engaged in a trade or business, and
          [(2)] (B) who, in the course of such trade or 
        business, receives more than $10,000 in coins or 
        currency in 1 transaction (or 2 or more related 
        transactions), or
          (2) who is required to file a report under section 
        6050I(g) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,

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      SECTION 120 OF THE EMERGENCY ECONOMIC STABILIZATION ACT OF 
                      2008



SEC. 120. TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY.

  (a)  * * *

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  (c) Termination of Authority To Provide New Assistance Under 
the Home Affordable Modification Program.--
          (1) In general.--Except as provided under paragraph 
        (2), after the date of the enactment of this subsection 
        the Secretary may not provide any assistance under the 
        Home Affordable Modification Program under the Making 
        Home Affordable initiative of the Secretary, authorized 
        under this Act, on behalf of any homeowner.
          (2) Protection of existing obligations on behalf of 
        homeowners already extended an offer to participate in 
        the program.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply with 
        respect to assistance provided on behalf of a homeowner 
        who, before the date of the enactment of this 
        subsection, was extended an offer to participate in the 
        Home Affordable Modification Program on a trial or 
        permanent basis.
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          SECTION 203 OF THE JUDICIAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1990

SEC. 203. DISTRICT JUDGES FOR THE DISTRICT COURTS.

  (a)  * * *

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  (c) Temporary Judgeships.--The President shall appoint, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate--
          (1)  * * *

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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 [20 years] 21 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 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 17 years or 
more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the 
temporary judgeship created under this subsection shall not be 
filled. For districts named in this subsection for which 
multiple judgeships are created by this Act, the last of those 
judgeships filled shall be the judgeships created under this 
section.

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                  SECTION 7 OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ACT

  Sec. 7. (a)  * * *

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  (d)(1)  * * *

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          (5) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, 
        the interest rate on the Federal share of any loan made 
        under subsection (b)(1) and (b)(2) on account of a 
        disaster commencing on or after October 1, 1982, shall 
        be--
                  (A)  * * *

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                  (D) in the case of a business concern able to 
                obtain credit elsewhere, the rate prescribed by 
                the Administration but not in excess of the 
                lowest of (i) the rate prevailing in the 
                private market for similar loans, (ii) the rate 
                prescribed by the Administration as the maximum 
                interest rate for deferred participation 
                (guaranteed) loans under section 7(a) of this 
                Act, or (iii) 8 per centum per annum. Loans 
                under this subparagraph shall be limited to a 
                maximum term of [three years] 7 years.

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               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

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

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

    Language is included for Departmental Offices, ``Salaries 
and Expenses'', that provides funds for operation and 
maintenance of the Treasury Building Annex; hire of passenger 
motor vehicles; maintenance, repairs, and improvements of, and 
purchase of commercial insurance policies for real properties 
leased or owned overseas; official reception and representation 
expenses; Treasury-wide financial audits; the Global Tax Forum; 
information technology modernization requirements; critical 
infrastructure protection and compliance policy programs; and 
the period of availability; and specifying certain amounts for 
unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature.
    Language is included for the Office of Terrorism and 
Financial Intelligence that provides funds combating threats to 
national security and secure space. Language is also included 
that limits the availability of certain amounts.
    Language is included to limit fiscal year 2012 transfers 
from the Federal Reserve to the Bureau of Consumer Financial 
Protection (BCFP) to $200 million and to limit BCFP obligations 
to $200 million. Additional language is included to subject the 
BCFP to the annual appropriations process beginning in fiscal 
year 2013.
    Language is included for the Office of Inspector General, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds to carry out the 
provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, including the 
hire of vehicles and specifies amounts for unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential nature.
    Language is included for the Treasury Inspector General for 
Tax Administration, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides 
funds to carry out the provisions of the Inspector General Act 
of 1978, including the purchase and hire of motor vehicles and 
specifies amounts for unforeseen emergencies of a confidential 
nature.
    Language is included for the Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
hire of motor vehicles; the travel and training of non-federal 
and foreign government personnel attending meetings involving 
domestic or foreign financial law enforcement, intelligence, 
and regulation; official reception and representation expenses; 
and assistance to Federal law enforcement agencies with or 
without reimbursement. Language is also included that limits 
the availability of certain amounts.
    Language is included for the Financial Management Service, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides a certain amount for 
official reception and representation expenses and limits the 
availability for systems modernization funds.
    Language is included for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and 
Trade Bureau, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds 
for the hire of passenger motor vehicles and laboratory 
assistance to State and local agencies with or without 
reimbursement. Language is also included that specifies the 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses and 
cooperative research and development.
    Language is included for the U.S. Mint, ``United States 
Mint Public Enterprise Fund'', that identifies the source of 
funding for the operations and activities of the U.S. Mint and 
specifies the level of funding for circulating coinage and 
protective service capital investments.
    Language is included for the Bureau of the Public Debt, 
``Administering the Public Debt'', that specifies funds for 
official reception and representation expenses; and provides 
that appropriations from the General Fund will be reduced as 
fees are collected, and that a portion of the funds are to be 
derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for 
administration of the Fund. Language is also included that 
limits the availability of certain amounts.
    Language is included for the Community Development 
Financial Institutions Fund Program Account that provides 
specific amounts for: Native American initiatives, 
administrative expenses, and the cost of direct loans. Language 
is included clarifying the cost of direct loans and the cost of 
modifying direct loans, and specifying the limitation on gross 
obligations for the principal amount of direct loans. Language 
is included to require specialized versions of the financial 
and technical assistance program to fulfill the findings of the 
Riegle Act.
    Language is included under Internal Revenue Service, 
``Taxpayer Services'' that provides funds for pre-filing 
assistance and education, filing and account services, and 
taxpayer advocacy services, implementation of the tax credit in 
title II of Division A the Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-
210), and dedicating funding for the Tax Counseling for the 
Elderly Program, low-income taxpayer clinic grants, Community 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance grants, and operating expenses 
of the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
    Language is included for Internal Revenue Service, 
``Enforcement'' that provides funds to determine and collect 
owed taxes, provide legal and litigation support, conduct 
criminal investigations, enforce criminal statutes, purchase 
and hire of vehicles; and funding for the Interagency Crime and 
Drug Enforcement program.
    Language is included for the Internal Revenue Service, 
``Operations Support'' that provides funds for operating and 
supporting taxpayer services and tax law enforcement programs; 
rent; facilities services; printing; postage; physical 
security; headquarters and other IRS-wide administration 
activities; research and statistics of income; 
telecommunications; information technology development, 
enhancement, operations, maintenance, and security; hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; and dedicating funding for the IRS 
Oversight Board and official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Language is included for Internal Revenue Service, 
``Business Systems Modernization'' that provides for the 
business systems modernization program, including capital asset 
acquisition of information technology, including management and 
related contractual costs and IRS labor costs of said 
acquisitions, contractual costs associated with operations, and 
places certain restrictions on the use of the funds.

              TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

    Language under The White House, ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
provides funds for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 
U.S.C. 105 and 107, subsistence expenses, hire of vehicles, 
newspapers, periodicals, travel, and official entertainment 
expenses; and the Office of Policy Development.
    Language under the Executive Residence at the White House, 
``Operating Expenses'', provides funds for official 
entertainment expenses of the President, and the care, 
maintenance, repair and alteration, refurnishing, improvement, 
heating, and lighting, including electric power and fixtures, 
of the Executive Residence at the White House.
    Language under the Executive Residence at the White House, 
``Reimbursable Expenses'', specifies the authorized use of 
funds; specifies that reimbursable expenses are the exclusive 
authority of the Executive Residence to incur obligations and 
receive offsetting collections; requires the sponsors of 
political events to make advance payments; requires the 
national committee of the political party of the President to 
maintain $25,000 on deposit; requires the Executive Residence 
to ensure that amounts owed are billed within 60 days of a 
reimbursable event and collected within 30 days of the bill 
notice; authorizes the Executive Residence to charge and assess 
interest and penalties on late payments; authorizes all 
reimbursements to be deposited into the Treasury as a 
miscellaneous receipt; requires a report to the Committee on 
the reimbursable expenses within 90 days of the end of the 
fiscal year; requires the Executive Residence to maintain a 
system for tracking and classifying reimbursable events; and 
specifies that the Executive Residence is not exempt from the 
requirements of subchapter I or II of chapter 37 of title 31, 
United States Code.
    Language under ``White House Repair and Restoration'' 
provides funds for the repair, alteration, improvement of the 
Executive Residence at the White House and allows funds to 
remain available until expended.
    Language under National Security Council and Homeland 
Security Council ``Salaries and Expenses'', provides for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Language under Office of Administration, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', provides funds for continued modernization of the 
information technology infrastructure within the Executive 
Office of the President, to remain available until expended.
    Language under Office of Management and Budget, ``Salaries 
and Expenses'', provides funds for expenses, services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the hire of vehicles; carrying out 
provisions of chapter 35 of 44 U.S.C.; specifies funds for 
official representation expense; prohibits the review of 
agricultural marketing orders; prohibits the use of funds for 
the purpose of altering the transcript of testimony except for 
OMB officials; prohibits the use of funds for evaluating or 
determining if water resource project or study reports 
submitted by the Chief of Engineers are in compliance with all 
applicable laws, regulations, and requirements; and specifies 
the amount of time to perform budgetary policy reviews of water 
resource matters on which the Chief of Engineers has reported 
before the report is considered approved, and specifies 
notification requirements.
    Language under the Office of National Drug Control Policy, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', provides funds for expenses, 
research, official reception and representation expenses, 
participation in joint projects, and allows for the acceptance 
of gifts. Language is also included providing funds for policy 
research and evaluation and making these funds available until 
expended.
    Language under Federal Drug Control Programs. ``High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program'', provides for the 
transfer of funds to Federal agencies and departments. Language 
is also included regarding the availability of funds, 
specifying the amount of funds for auditing and associated 
activities, requiring each designated High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Area to receive not less than the fiscal year 2011 
base allocation unless the Director of the Office of National 
Drug Control Policy determines otherwise and submits a report 
to the Committees on Appropriations, and requiring reports 
regarding initial allocations and discretionary funding.
    Language under Federal Drug Control Programs, ``Other 
Federal Drug Control Programs'' provides funds to support 
matching grants to drug-free communities (with an amount 
specified to be made available as directed by section 4 of 
Public Law 107-82, as amended by Public Law 109-469), anti-
doping activities, the U.S. membership dues to the World Anti-
Doping Agency and a competitive grant program. Language also 
limits the availability of funds, and provides for the transfer 
of some funds to other Federal departments and agencies.
    Language under ``Integrated, Efficient and Effective Uses 
of Information Technology'' provides funds to remain available 
until expended; allows funding to be transferred to agencies to 
carry out projects; and requires monthly reports on identified 
savings by fiscal year, agency and appropriation.
    Language under Special Assistance to the President, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', enables the Vice President to 
provide assistance to the President, services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 106, subsistence, and the hire for 
vehicles.
    Language under Official Residence of the Vice President, 
``Operating Expenses'', provides funds for operation and 
maintenance of the official residence of the Vice President, 
the hire of vehicles, official entertainment expenses and 
provides for the transfer of funds as necessary.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

    Language is included under Supreme Court, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'' permitting certain funds to remain available until 
expended and specifying certain amounts for specific purposes.
    Language is included under Supreme Court, ``Care of the 
Building and Grounds'' permitting funds to remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included under Courts of Appeals, District 
Courts, and Other Judicial Services, ``Salaries and Expenses'' 
providing funds are for the salaries of certain judges, and all 
other employees not otherwise provided for, necessary expenses, 
the purchase, rental, repair and cleaning of uniforms for 
Probation and Pretrial Services Office staff and specifies 
certain funds remain available until expended for specific 
purposes. Language is also included providing funding from the 
Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund for certain purposes.
    Language is included under Defender Services, providing for 
the compensation and reimbursement of expenses for attorneys, 
the operation of Federal Defender organizations, training, 
general administrative expenses and permitting funds to remain 
available until expended.
    Language is included under Fees of Jurors and 
Commissioners, permitting funds to remain available until 
expended and specifying limitations for the compensation of 
land commissioners.
    Language is included under Court Security, providing for 
protective guard services and procurement, installation and 
maintenance of security systems and equipment, inspection of 
mail and packages, directed security patrols, perimeter 
security and services provided by the Federal Protective 
Services. Language is included permitting certain funds to 
remain available until expended, which may be transferred to 
the United States Marshals Service.
    Language is included under Administrative Office of the 
United States Courts, ``Salaries and Expenses'' providing for 
travel, the hire of passenger motor vehicles, advertising and 
rent in the District of Columbia. Language is included 
specifying certain amounts for official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Language is included under Federal Judicial Center, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' extending the availability of certain 
funds for education and training, and specifying certain 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses.
    Language is included under United States Sentencing 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'' specifying certain 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses.

                     TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Resident 
Tuition Support'' permitting the amount appropriated to remain 
available until expended; specifying conditions for the use, 
award, and financial accounting of funds; and requiring a 
quarterly financial report.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Emergency 
Planning and Security Costs in the District of Columbia'' 
providing that the amount appropriated shall remain available 
until expended for providing public safety at events, including 
support of the United States Secret Service, and to respond to 
terrorist threats or attacks.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the 
District of Columbia Courts''; (1) providing all amounts under 
this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies; (2) specifying certain amounts for specific 
purposes; (3) allowing funds made available for capital 
improvements to remain available until September 30, 2013, and 
(4) providing for the reallocation of funds.
    Language is included under ``Defender Services in the 
District of Columbia Courts'': (1) providing that the amount 
appropriated shall remain available until expended; (2) 
specifying who shall administer these funds; (3) providing that 
all amounts under this heading shall be apportioned quarterly 
by the Office of Management and Budget and obligated and 
expended in the same manner as funds appropriated for salaries 
and expenses of other Federal agencies; and (4) allowing 
$10,000,000 to be transferred for courthouse facilities.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of 
Columbia'': (1) specifying certain amounts for specific 
purposes and programs; (2) providing that all amounts under 
this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies; (3) authorizing the Director to accept and 
use gifts to support offender and defendant programs and 
equipment and vocational training services to educate and train 
offenders and defendants, and details for recording the 
acceptance of such gifts; and (4) authorizing the Director to 
charge fees to cover the costs of training and materials 
distributed at conferences.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to District of 
Columbia Public Defender Service'' providing that all amounts 
under this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office 
of Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies and authorizing the collection of fees for 
materials provided at conferences.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the 
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council'' specifying that the 
amount appropriated shall remain available until expended to 
support initiatives related to the coordination of Federal and 
local criminal justice resources.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Judicial 
Commissions'' specifying certain amounts for certain 
commissions and allowing for appropriations to remain available 
until September 30, 2013.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for School 
Improvement'' allowing for appropriations to remain available 
until expended for payments authorized under the Scholarship 
for Opportunity and Results Act.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for the 
District of Columbia National Guard'' providing funds for the 
National Guard Retention and College Access Program to remain 
available until expended.
    Language is included under ``District of Columbia Funds'' 
(1) limiting the amount provided in this Act for the District 
of Columbia; (2) identifying the source of funds, including a 
rescission of prior year local funds; (3) establishing the 
District's intradistrict authority; (4) setting funds subject 
to the provisions of and allocated and expended as proposed in 
the Fiscal Year 2012 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan; (5) 
providing conditions for increasing the amount provided; and 
(6) directing the Chief Financial Officer to assure the 
District of Columbia meets all requirements, but prohibits the 
reprogramming of capital projects.

                     TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

    Language is included for the Administrative Conference of 
the United States for expenses authorized under 5 U.S.C. 591, 
and for official reception and representation expenses.
    Language is included for the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for 
expenses, the hire of motor vehicles, services as authorized by 
5 U.S.C. 3109 (with a limitation on rates for individuals), 
nominal awards, official reception and representation expenses, 
and allowing $500,000 to remain available until September 30, 
2013 for a grant program authorized by section 1405 of Public 
Law 110-140 (15 U.S.C. 8004).
    Language is included for the Election Assistance 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that allows for the 
transfer of funds to the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology for election reform activities.
    Language is included under the Federal Communications 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'', permitting funds for 
uniforms and allowances therefor, official reception and 
representation expenses, purchase and hire of motor vehicles, 
and special counsel fees. Language provides for the assessment 
and collection of offsetting collections, authorizes retention 
of such collections, and provides that they remain available 
until expended. Language removes the availability for 
obligation of excess collections. Language waives existing law 
concerning proceeds from the use of a competitive bidding 
system.
    Language is included for the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation, ``Office of Inspector General'' that provides for 
the funds to be derived from the Deposit Insurance Fund, and 
the FSLIC Resolution Fund, or any successor to these funds.
    Language is included for the Federal Election Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that specifies funds for reception 
and representation expenses.
    Language is included for the Federal Labor Relations 
Authority, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the hire of experts and 
consultants, hire of motor vehicles, and the rental of 
conference rooms; authorizes travel payments to public members 
of the Federal Service Impasses Panel; and allows for fees 
collected to be transferred to and merged with the 
appropriation.
    Language is included for the Federal Trade Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' permitting funds for uniforms and 
allowances therefor, services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
official reception and representation expenses, hire of motor 
vehicles, and contract for collection services. Language 
provides for the crediting and retention of certain fees. 
Language also prohibits funds from being used to implement 
subsection (e)(2)(B) of section 43 of the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Act.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Federal Buildings Fund'' that allows for 
revenues and collections to be deposited in the Fund; specifies 
the conditions under which funds made available can be used; 
limits the availability of funds; and requires the approval to 
change the amounts identified.
    Language is included for General Services Administration, 
``Government-wide Policy'' that provides funds for policy and 
evaluation activities associated with the management of real 
and personal property assets and certain administrative 
services; support responsibilities relating to acquisition, 
telecommunications, information technology management, and 
related technology activities; and services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109.
    Language is included for General Services Administration, 
``Operating Expenses'', that provides funds for expenses for 
activities associated with personal and real property; 
technology management and activities; information access 
activities; agency-wide policy direction and management; other 
support services; and official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Office of Inspector General'', that provides 
funds for information and detection of fraud; and for awards in 
recognition of efforts that enhance the office.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Information and Engagement for Citizens'', 
that provides funds for the Office of Citizen Services and to 
carry out the E-Government Act of 2002. Language is also 
included for the ``Federal Citizen Services Fund'' that 
authorizes funds to be deposited in the Fund and limits the 
availability of funds in the Fund.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Allowances and Office Staff for Former 
Presidents'', that allows a portion of these funds to be 
transferred.
    Language is included for the Harry S Truman Scholarship 
Foundation Trust Fund allowing appropriations to remain 
available until expended.
    Language is included for the Merit Systems Protection 
Board, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference 
rooms, hire of passenger motor vehicles, direct procurement of 
survey printing, official reception and representation 
expenses, and administration expenses to adjudicate retirement 
appeals, and provides for the transfer of some funds.
    Language is included for the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. 
Udall Foundation to provide funds for tribal leadership and 
management activities, the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall 
Trust Fund, and to carry out the Environment Dispute Resolution 
Act.
    Language is included for National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Operating Expenses'', that provides funds for 
uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901 
et seq., including maintenance, repairs, and cleaning, the hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, activities of the Public Interest 
Declassification Board, the review and declassification of 
documents, and the maintenance of the electronic records 
archive.
    Language is included for National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Office of Inspector General'' that provides 
funds for the hire of motor vehicles.
    Language is included for National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Repairs and Restoration'' that provides funds 
for the repair, alteration, improvement, and provision of 
adequate storage; allows savings from the John F. Kennedy 
Presidential Library and Museum to remain available for the 
Archive's Capital Improvement Plan; and provides that funds 
remain available until expended.
    Language is included for National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``National Historical Publications and Records 
Commission Grants Program'' that provides funds for allocations 
and grants for historical publications and records; and 
provides that funds remain available until expended.
    Language is included under the National Credit Union 
Administration, ``Community Development Credit Union Revolving 
Loan Fund'' that provides funds for technical assistance and 
limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Office of Government Ethics, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference rooms, hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, and official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Language is included under Office of Personnel Management, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, medical examinations for veterans, 
rental of conference rooms, hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
official reception and representation expenses, advances for 
reimbursements, payment of per diem and/or subsistence 
allowances, the Enterprise Human Resources Integration project, 
the Human Resources Line of Business project, and the transfer 
of administrative expenses; limits the availability of some 
funds; directs that provisions shall not affect other 
authorities; prohibits funds for the Legal Examining Unit; and 
authorizes the acceptance of donations under certain 
conditions.
    Language is included for Office of Personnel Management, 
Office of Inspector General, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that 
provides funds for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, rental of conference rooms, and 
the transfer of administrative expenses.
    Language is included for Office of Special Counsel, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, payment of fees and expenses for 
witnesses, rental of conference rooms, and the hire of 
passenger motor vehicles.
    Language is included for the Postal Regulatory Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides for transfer from the 
Postal Service Fund.
    Language is included for Securities and Exchange 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides for rental 
of space, reception and representation expenses, a permanent 
secretariat for the International Organization of Securities 
Commissions, and consultations and meetings hosted by the 
Commission. Language is included that provides for the 
crediting of offsetting collections. Language provides for the 
assessment and collection of offsetting collections, authorizes 
retention of such collections, and provides that they remain 
available until expended.
    Language is included for Selective Service System, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for attendance of 
meetings, training, uniforms, hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and official reception 
and representation expenses; authorizes certain exemptions 
under certain conditions; and prohibits funds used in 
connection with the induction of any person into the Armed 
Forces of the United States.
    Language is included for Small Business Administration, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides for hire of motor 
vehicles and official reception and representation expenses. 
Language is also included to provide authority to charge fees 
and credit such fees to the account without further 
appropriation. Language is also included to fund grants. 
Language is also included for the Loan Modernization and 
Accounting System.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
``Office of Inspector General'' that provides funds to carry 
out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
``Office of Advocacy'' that provides funds to carry out the 
provisions of the Independent Office of Advocacy Act of 2003 
and the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 and allows funds to 
remain available until expended. Language is also included 
authorizing the transfer of funds from the ``Salaries and 
Expenses'' account to cover required administrative and 
facilities related expenses.
    Language is included for Small Business Administration, 
``Business Loans Program Account'', limiting commitments for 
certain guaranteed loan programs and for providing for the cost 
of direct loans and guaranteed loans. Language is also included 
authorizing the transfer of funds to ``Salaries and Expenses'' 
for administrative expenses.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration 
``Disaster Loan Program Account'' that provides for the 
transfer of funds to the ``Office of Inspector General'' and to 
``Salaries and Expenses'' and allows funds to remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included for the United States Postal Service, 
``Payment to the Postal Service Fund'' that provides funds for 
revenue foregone; limits the availability of funds; stipulates 
that mail for overseas voting and mail for the blind is free; 
stipulates that 6-day delivery and rural mail delivery shall 
continue at not less than the 1983 level; prohibits funds from 
being used to charge a fee to a child support enforcement 
agency seeking the address of a postal customer; and prohibits 
funds from being used to consolidate or close small rural and 
other small post offices.
    Language is included for United States Postal Service, 
``Office of Inspector General'' that provides for transfer from 
the Postal Service Fund.
    Language is included for the United States Tax Court, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for contract 
reporting and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and that 
travel expenses of the judges shall be paid upon the written 
certificate of the judge.

                 ADMINISTRATIVE AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sections 103, 111, 112, 201, 302, 502, 722 and 813 include 
legislative transfer authorities.
    Sections 202, 307, 508, and 617 rescind unobligated prior 
year appropriations.
    Sections 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 113, 
114, 115, 117, 118, 120, 122, 126, 127, 203, 204, 205, 301, 
303, 304, 305, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 511, 601, 
602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 612, 613, 614, 
616, 618, 619, 620, 621, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, 627, 629, 
630, 631, 632, 633, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 
709, 710, 711, 712, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 718, 719, 720, 
721, 723, 724, 725, 726, 727, 729, 730, 731, 732, 733, 734, 
735, 736, 737, 738, 739, 740, 741, 742, 801, 802, 803, 804, 
805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 901, and 902 establish 
affirmative directions, confer new authorities, or impose new 
responsibilities on departments or agencies funded by the bill.
    Sections 101, 102, 106, 114, 117, 118, 126, 127, 129, 608, 
612, 623, 632, Title VII do not apply solely to the 
appropriations within this bill.
    Sections 119, 728 propose to state a legislative position.
    Sections 611, 615, 616, 619, 711, 724, 730 waive existing 
law.
    Sections 116, 121, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 306, 308, and 
510, amend existing law.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

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

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

                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                          302b Allocation                    This bill
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      Budget                          Budget
                                                     authority        Outlays        authority        Outlays
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Discretionary...................................          19,895          23,523          19,895         *23,523
Mandatory.......................................          21,455          21,450          21,455          21,450
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*Includes outlays from prior year budget authority.

                      Five-Year Outlay Projections

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII and section 
308(a)(1)(B) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
following table contains five-year projections associated with 
the budget authority provided in the accompanying bill, as 
provided to the Committee by the Congressional Budget Office.

                        [In millions of dollars]
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                                                              Outlays
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2012....................................................          37,347
2013....................................................           2,488
2014....................................................            -149
2015....................................................            -554
2016 and future years...................................          -3,084
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          Financial Assistance to State and Local Governments

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII and section 
308(a)(1)(C) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
Congressional Budget Office has provided the following 
estimates of new budget authority and outlays provided by the 
accompanying bill for financial assistance to State and local 
governments.

                        [In millions of dollars]
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                                              Budget
                                             authority        Outlays
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Financial assistance to State and Local              422             273
 governments for 2012...................
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                        Constitutional Authority

    Pursuant to section 6(e) of the rules of the Committee on 
Appropriations, the following statement is submitted regarding 
the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to 
enact the accompanying bill.
    The principal constitutional authority for this legislation 
is clause 7 of section 9 of article I of the Constitution of 
the United States (the appropriation power), which states: ``No 
Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of 
Appropriations made by Law . . .'' In addition, clause 1 of 
section 8 of article I of the Constitution (the spending power) 
provides: ``The Congress shall have the Power . . . to pay the 
Debts and provide for the common Defense and general welfare of 
the United States . . .'' Together, these specific 
constitutional provisions establish the congressional power of 
the purse, granting Congress the authority to appropriate 
funds, to determine their purpose, amount, and period of 
availability and to set forth terms and conditions governing 
their use.

      Comparative Statement of New Budget (Obligational) Authority

    The following table provides a detailed summary, for each 
Department and agency, comparing the amounts recommended in the 
bill with amounts enacted for fiscal year 2011 and budget 
estimates presented for fiscal year 2012.
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   MINORITY VIEWS OF THE HONORABLE NORM DICKS AND HONORABLE JOSE E. 
                                SERRANO

    The Financial Services and General Government bill funds 
programs that touch the lives of every American, as consumers, 
as investors, and as taxpayers. The inadequacy of the 
subcommittee's allocation requires unsustainable cuts. Those 
cuts will impact all of us by not providing needed resources: 
(1) for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to effectively 
protect consumers and investors, (2) for enforcement activities 
by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allowing tax cheats to go 
undiscovered and revenues to remain uncollected, (3) for needed 
infrastructure investment through the General Services 
Administration (GSA) and for a number of agencies with budgets 
almost entirely composed of fixed costs, such as personnel 
expenses and rent, requiring the furloughing of many thousands 
of federal and private workers, increasing unemployment, and 
further weakening the fragile economic recovery.
    The subcommittee's allocation of $19,985,000,000 is 
$1,852,730,000, or 9 percent, below the fiscal year 2011 
enacted level, which was itself a 10 percent reduction from the 
fiscal year 2010 level. Further, this allocation is more than 
$500,000,000 below the H.R. 1 level and more than $700,000,000 
below the fiscal year 2008 enacted level.
    Chairwoman Emerson made every possible effort to ensure a 
bipartisan process. She has gone above and beyond in terms of 
cooperation and openness. However, the subcommittee's 
allocation dictates deep cuts that impact all Americans and we 
cannot support this bill.
Failing to Keep Financial Markets Honest
    The Securities and Exchange Commission will receive 
$222,483,000 less than the President's 2012 request. As a 
consequence, SEC will be unable to carry out its new financial 
oversight responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street 
Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It will also hinder the 
SEC's ongoing efforts to prevent financial crimes by 
effectively decreasing the number of agents able to pursue 
incoming tips. Under the President's request, the SEC would 
have hired staff necessary to implement new responsibilities 
concerning derivatives, hedge funds, and credit rating 
agencies, which would help mitigate the possibility of another 
financial crisis. The SEC will not be able to increase 
enforcement, examinations or disclosure reviews under this 
funding level, nor will the agency be able to invest in 
information technology infrastructure that would enhance 
oversight of the financial markets. Without these important 
tools, this bill leaves the country vulnerable to another 
fiscal meltdown even as we struggle to recover from the ongoing 
crisis.
    Further, the bill places constraints on the Consumer 
Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that will severely hamper 
the agency's ability to protect and inform consumers in the 
wake of the greatest economic recession since the Great 
Depression. By limiting the amount of money the CFPB will be 
able to receive from the Federal Reserve, the bill limits the 
effectiveness of the agency so consumers will not receive the 
protections they were promised. Better informed consumers and 
clearer guidelines for complicated financial transactions, such 
as mortgages, benefits all taxpayers and is an investment in 
the future stability of this nation.
Failing to Keep Tax Cheats Honest at the Expense of an Increasing 
        Deficit
    This bill reduces funding for the IRS and will 
significantly compromise the agency's ability to discover and 
pursue tax cheats, thereby actually increasing the deficit. 
With a funding level of $11,515,738,000 for fiscal year 2012, 
the IRS will be forced to furlough between 4,100 and 5,000 
employees, mostly enforcement agents. This will have a 
significant impact on the ability of the IRS to find tax cheats 
and will result in an increase in the estimated 
$345,000,000,000 tax gap, which is the difference between the 
amount that taxpayers owe and the amount that is collected. 
Even more troubling is the fact that this cut to IRS funding 
will increase the deficit by approximately $4 billion a year 
beginning in 2013. Every dollar invested in enforcement 
resources brings in $5 in tax revenue. This is exactly the sort 
of short term cut that will do much greater harm than good in 
the long term. What is surprising is the complete reversal made 
by the subcommittee from previous statements about the 
importance of finding and charging tax cheats. In the 
additional views submitted to the fiscal year 2008 bill, the 
then-minority stated ``The bill provides important increases 
for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in order to close the 
nearly $300 billion tax gap.'' This is a troubling retreat from 
attacking the nation's deficit.
Failing to Invest in Infrastructure
    The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Building 
Fund will see a cut of $2,284,710,000 from the fiscal year 2012 
request, which will result in the elimination of 16,000 
private-sector construction jobs and 40,000 janitorial and 
maintenance jobs in existing buildings. GSA will stop work on 
several multi-year, on-going construction projects, which will 
result in costly hold-over leases. This reduction also 
jeopardizes GSA's ability to meet contractual obligations to 
pay private sector landlords for office space leased by the 
government, possibly leading to termination of leases and 
costly penalties. This short-sighted cut to infrastructure 
improvements will cost taxpayers more in the long-term than it 
will save in the short-term.
    Again, the majority is displaying a reversal of opinion 
about funding for the GSA, as the additional views attached to 
the fiscal year 2008 bill lamented an amendment that:

        ``cut important funding from the General Services 
        Administration's (GSA) Federal Building Fund repairs 
        and alterations account. GSA's current backlog of 
        repairs and alterations of Federal buildings is 
        estimated at $6,600,000,000. The fiscal year 2008 
        request is considered a minimum to operate and maintain 
        GSA's assets. Limiting repairs and alterations funding 
        forces GSA to house Federal workers in more commercial 
        leases rather than continue in government-owned 
        buildings at a net cost to the U.S. taxpayer. Cutting 
        an additional $31,000,000 from this account just digs 
        the GSA into a deeper hole and only delays much needed 
        repairs for buildings into the next fiscal year.''

    It is important to note that the FY 2008 cut left the GSA's 
repairs and alterations account funded at $722,161,000, which 
is $442,161,000 above the level recommended in the fiscal year 
2012 bill. The level of $280,000,000 recommended in this bill 
surely will not address the concern the then-minority expressed 
in fiscal year 2008.
Further Troubling Cuts
    The bill provides $6,326,318,000 for the Judiciary, 
$529,729,000,000 below the fiscal year 2012 request, and will 
weaken the equitable and efficient administration of justice in 
the Federal courts. More than 5,000 support staff will be laid 
off, which is a staffing loss equal to 25% of the workforce. 
These layoffs will include probation officers and pre-trial 
staff, meaning fewer probation officers to monitor sex 
offenders and felons, perform law enforcement duties, and 
protect the general public.
    The Election Assistance Commission will receive only 
$6,858,000 in funding, which will devastate the agency. The 
agency will no longer be able to help states improve their 
election practices and equipment to ensure fair and well-run 
elections in our nation.
    There are numerous other cuts as well that will cause an 
erosion of consumer protections and assistance to disadvantaged 
communities. The subcommittee's allocation requires deep cuts 
that will significantly harm America's consumers, investors, 
taxpayers, workers, businesses, judiciary, the security of our 
elections, and even our deficit.
Troubling Policy Riders
    We are also distressed that this bill includes too many 
controversial policy riders from preventing the IRS from 
enforcing the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act to 
limiting the FCC from enforcement of its Net Neutrality rule. 
The bill once again interferes in DC's local affairs by 
imposing social policy restrictions on how the District can 
spend its own funds, and provides that no funds may be used for 
the Consumer Product Safety Commission's public database of 
consumer incidents. This micromanagement is not the proper role 
of Congress and these authorizing issues do not belong on an 
appropriations bill.
    We appreciate the efforts the Chairwoman made to adequately 
fund the Small Business Administration, the High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Areas Program (HIDTA), and anti-terrorism programs 
at the Department of the Treasury. However, the allocation the 
subcommittee received is simply insufficient to fund all of the 
important activities in this bill's jurisdiction. We hope to 
work with the majority to address these issues and look forward 
to continuing the open and positive process the Chairwoman has 
fostered; however, in its current form, we cannot support the 
bill.