H. Rept. 113-173 - 113th Congress (2013-2014)
July 23, 2013, As Reported by the Appropriations Committee

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House Report 113-173 - LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2014




[House Report 113-173]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    113-173

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              LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2014

                                _______
                                

  July 23, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 2792]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

_______________________________________________________________________


                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Highlights of bill.........................................
                                                                      4
Title I--Legislative Branch Appropriations.................     2
                                                                      5
        House of Representatives...........................     2
                                                                      5
        Joint Items:
                Joint Economic Committee...................     7
                                                                      8
                Joint Committee on Taxation................     8
                                                                      8
                Office of the Attending Physician..........     8
                                                                      9
                Office of Congressional Accessibility 
                    Services...............................     9
                                                                      9
        Capitol Police.....................................     9
                                                                      9
        Office of Compliance...............................    11
                                                                     10
        Congressional Budget Office........................    13
                                                                     10
        Architect of the Capitol (except Senate Office 
            Buildings).....................................    15
                                                                     11
        Library of Congress................................    20
                                                                     16
        Government Printing Office.........................    25
                                                                     18
        Government Accountability Office...................    29
                                                                     19
        Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund............    32
                                                                     20
        John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training 
            and Development................................
                                                                     20
Title II--General Provisions...............................    32
                                                                     20
Bill-wide Reporting Requirements...........................
                                                                     21
Additional Views...........................................
                                                                     38

                            SUMMARY OF BILL

    The accompanying bill contains recommendations for new 
budget (obligational) authority for fiscal year 2014 for the 
Legislative Branch. The following table summarizes these 
recommendations and reflects comparisons with the budget and 
with amounts appropriated to date for fiscal year 2013:

                                                                   SUMMARY OF THE BILL
                             [Note.--Excludes Senate items including those Senate Items under the Architect of the Capitol]
                                                                 (Amounts in Thousands)
                                         *Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB ATB
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                 RECAPITULATION                    FY 2013 enacted      FY 2014 request            Bill           Bill vs. enacted     Bill vs. request
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House of Representatives.......................            1,225,680            1,233,181            1,171,569              -54,111              -61,612
Joint Items....................................               18,970               19,152               17,978                 -992               -1,174
Capitol Police.................................              339,137              363,296              329,701               -9,436              -33,595
Office of Compliance...........................                3,817                4,482                3,617                 -200                 -865
Congressional Budget Office....................               43,787               45,700               41,497               -2,290               -4,203
Architect of the Capitol.......................              492,381              605,263              507,994              +15,613              -97,269
Library of Congress............................              588,607              608,719              558,277              -30,330              -50,442
Government Printing Office.....................              119,132              128,478              115,140               -3,992              -13,338
Government Accountability Office...............              506,282              524,339              486,226              -20,056              -38,113
Open World Leadership Center...................                8,000               10,061                1,000               -7,000               -9,061
Stennis Center for Public Service..............                  430                  430                - - -                 -430                 -430
                                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Grand total..............................            3,346,223            3,543,101            3,232,999             -113,224             -310,102
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                         HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BILL

    The Committee recommends $3,233,000,000 in discretionary 
resources for operations of the Legislative Branch of 
government (excluding Senate items). The fiscal 2014 
recommendation is a decrease of $310,101,393 or (8.75%) below 
the requested amount or a decrease of $113,223,000 or (3.38%) 
below the fiscal year 2013 level (defined as the amount 
provided within Public Law 113-6 and excluding the 251A 
sequester and any other adjustments imposed by the Office of 
Management and Budget pursuant to section 3004 of Public Law 
113-6).
    Conforming to longstanding practice under which each body 
of Congress determines its own housekeeping requirements and 
the other concurs without intervention, funds for the Senate 
are not included in the bill as reported to the House. Current 
appropriations estimates for the Senate for fiscal year 2014 
including those under the Architect of the Capitol, total 
$968,185,000.
    This bill reflects a continued acknowledgment that the 
Legislative Branch must set itself as an example for fiscal 
restraint while continuing to serve the Nation. The Committee 
is committed to getting the nation's fiscal house in order and 
sharing in the sacrifices that are required. The Committee 
notes that with the inclusion of this bill, the Legislative 
Branch, excluding the Senate items, has been reduced by a total 
of $422,479,000 or 11.56% since fiscal year 2010. This bill 
will require strict fiscal discipline on the part of all 
congressional offices and all agency heads in the Legislative 
Branch.

                    Legislative Branch-Wide Matters

    Committee Directives.--The Committee is concerned with the 
failure of some agencies to follow Committee directives in 
either the House Committee Report or a joint conference 
agreement accompanying the annual Legislative Branch 
appropriations bill. There should be no misunderstanding that 
report language in either the House or joint conference 
agreement is to be adhered too, without exception, unless 
specifically addressed to the contrary in an explanatory 
statement of a joint conference agreement.
    Zero Base Budgeting.--The Committee is very pleased with 
the results of the zero-base budgeting exercise directed to be 
conducted by all the agencies of the Legislative Branch. The 
Committee believes that this valuable budgeting process has 
given agencies the opportunity to take a fresh look at all 
areas of their operations and make funding reductions and 
alignments within the current budget base. The Committee 
believes that there are continued opportunities to realize 
meaningful savings by carefully reviewing each agency's budget 
requirements from a zero base and directs all agencies to 
continue to develop budget requests from a zero base.
    Reprogramming Guidelines.--The Committee expects all 
agencies to notify the Committee on Appropriations of the House 
and the Senate of any significant departures from budget plans 
presented to the Committees in any agency's budget 
justifications. In particular agencies funded through this bill 
are required to notify the Committees prior to each 
reprogramming of funds in excess of the lesser of 10 percent or 
$500,000 between programs, projects or activities, or in excess 
of $500,000 between object classifications (except shifts 
within the pay categories, object class 11, 12 and 13 or as 
specified in each agency's respective section). This includes 
cumulative reprogramming's that together total at least 
$500,000 from or to a particular program, activity, or object 
classification as well as reprogramming FTE's or funds to 
create new organizational entities within the agency or to 
restructure entities which already exist. The Committees desire 
to be notified of reprogramming actions which involve less than 
the above mentioned amounts if such actions would have the 
effect of changing an agency's funding requirement in future 
years or if programs or projects specifically cited in the 
Committee's reports are affected.
    Committee Requests, Furloughs and Performance Based Merit 
Increases.--The Committee directs that adherence to the 
language carried in House Report 112-148 and House Report 112-
511 pertaining to Committee Requests, Furloughs, and 
Performance Based Merit Increases be continued unless otherwise 
so directed.

               TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS


                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    The Committee recommends $1,171,569,576 for the operations 
and maintenance of the House of Representatives during fiscal 
year 2014. This amount is $54,110,424 below the current fiscal 
year 2013 level and is $61,611,585 below the budget request. 
Funding for the House of Representatives has been reduced by 
$197,456,000 or 14.4% since fiscal year 2010.

                        House Leadership Offices





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $29,094,721
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        23,418,221
Recommended in the bill...............................        22,058,308
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -7,036,413
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,359,913

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $22,058,308 for salaries and 
expenses of staff in House leadership offices for fiscal year 
2014. This amount is $7,036,413 below fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level and is $1,359,913 below the budget request.
    The allocation by office follows:




Office of the Speaker.................................        $6,579,621
Office of the Majority Floor Leader...................         2,158,463
Office of the Majority Whip...........................         1,867,952
Republican Conference.................................         1,490,521
Office of the Minority Floor Leader...................         7,044,031
Office of the Minority Whip...........................         1,445,187
Democratic Caucus.....................................         1,472,533
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................       $22,058,308


                  Members' Representational Allowances





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $573,939,282
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       577,451,791
Recommended in the bill...............................       543,918,813
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -30,020,469
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -33,532,978

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $543,918,813 for the 
representational allowances of the Members of the House (MRAs). 
This amount is $30,020,469 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level and is $33,532,978 below the budget request. This level 
of funding will allow the MRAs to operate at current authorized 
levels as approved by the Committee on House Administration.

                            House Committees





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $152,630,655
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       153,564,755
Recommended in the bill...............................       144,647,155
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -7,983,500
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -8,917,600

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $144,647,155 in total for House 
Committees. This amount is $7,983,500 below the fiscal year 
2013 enacted level and is $8,917,600 below the budget request.
    This account includes funding for staff salaries and 
official expenses of Committees including equipment, 
telecommunications, printing, and contract services. Funding is 
available until December 31, 2014. This level of funding will 
allow Committees to operate at current levels, as provided for 
in H. Res. 115, the Committee Funding Resolution for the 113th 
Congress.
    Included in the total is $25,271,004 for the Committee on 
Appropriations. The amount provided is $1,394,781 below the 
current level and $1,557,976 below the budget request.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $177,628,400
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       184,570,047
Recommended in the bill...............................       173,721,185
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -3,907,215
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -10,848,862

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $173,721,185 for the salaries and 
expenses of House officers and employees of the various 
activities funded through this consolidated item. This amount 
is $3,907,215 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and 
$10,848,862 below the budget request.
    The following table summarizes the funding allocation 
provided to each component of the account:




Office of the Clerk...................................       $24,009,473
Office of the Sergeant-At-Arms........................        11,926,729
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer............       116,002,451
Office of the Inspector General.......................         4,741,809
Office of General Counsel.............................         1,340,987
Office of the Parliamentarian.........................         1,952,249
    Parliamentarian...................................       (1,389,249)
    Compilation of Precedents.........................         (563,000)
Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House.......         3,087,587
Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House........         9,366,845
Office of Interparliamentary Affairs..................           814,069
Other authorized employees............................           478,986
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................      $173,721,185


    Office of the Clerk.--The Committee recommends $24,009,473 
for the Clerk of the House. This amount is $2,104,927 below the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and is the same as the budget 
request.
    Office of the Sergeant at Arms.--The Committee recommends 
$11,926,729 for the Office of the Sergeant At Arms (SAA). This 
amount is $658,271 below the fiscal 2013 level and is $735,291 
below the budget request.
    Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.--The Committee 
recommends $116,002,451 for the Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer (CAO). This amount $779,549 below the 
fiscal 2013 level and is $7,555,383 below the budget request.

                        Allowances and Expenses





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $292,386,942
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       294,176,347
Recommended in the bill...............................       287,224,115
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -5,162,827
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -6,952,232

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends a total of $287,224,115 for 
allowances and expenses. This amount is $5,162,827 below the 
fiscal year 2013 level and is $6,952,232 below the budget 
request.
    These funds include supplies, materials, administrative 
costs, and Federal tort claims; the costs of official mail for 
the Committees, leadership, and administrative offices; 
employee benefits; miscellaneous items; and Business Continuity 
and Disaster Recovery.
    The following table summarizes the funding allocation 
provided to each major component of the account:




Supplies, materials, administrative costs and Federal         $3,502,789
 tort claims..........................................
Official mail (committees, administrative, and                   190,486
 leadership offices)..................................
Government contributions..............................       260,995,068
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.............        16,217,008
Transition Activities.................................         1,631,487
Wounded Warrior Program...............................         2,500,000
Office of Congressional Ethics........................         1,467,030
Miscellaneous items...................................           720,247
                                                       -----------------
    Total, allowances and expenses....................      $287,224,115


                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 101 provides for unspent amounts remaining in 
Members' Representational Allowances account to be used for 
deficit or debt reduction.
    Section 102 provides authority to use prior year funds for 
unemployment compensation.
    Section 103 provides for transfer among the accounts 
disbursed by the House Chief Administrative Officer.

                              JOINT ITEMS

    The Committee recommends $17,977,756 for fiscal year 2014 
for the various joint committees and activities carried under 
this heading. The recommendation is $992,244 below the fiscal 
year 2013 level and is $1,174,276 below the budget request.

                        JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $4,203,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         4,279,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,983,158
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -219,842
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -295,842

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $3,983,158 for the Joint Economic 
Committee. This recommendation is $219,842 below the current 
level and is $295,842 below the budget request.
    The Joint Economic Committee was created by the Employment 
Act of 1946. The primary tasks of the Committee are to review 
economic conditions and to recommend improvements in economic 
policy. The Committee performs research and economic analysis 
and monitors and analyzes current economic, financial, and 
employment conditions.

                      JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $10,004,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        10,065,224
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,480,731
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -523,269
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -584,493

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $9,480,731 for the Joint Committee 
on Taxation (JCT). This recommendation is $523,269 below the 
current level and is $584,493 below the budget request.
    The Joint Committee on Taxation operates under the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 and its predecessors dating to the Revenue 
Act of 1926. It has responsibility to (1) investigate the 
operation and effects of internal revenue taxes and the 
administration of such taxes; (2) investigate measures and 
methods for the simplification of such taxes; (3) make reports 
to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate 
Committee on Finance (or to the House and the Senate) on the 
results of such investigations and studies and to make 
recommendations; and (4) review any proposed refund or credit 
of income or estate and gift taxes or certain other taxes set 
forth in Code section 6405 in excess of $2,000,000. In addition 
to these functions that are specified in the Internal Revenue 
Code, the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 requires the Joint 
Committee to provide revenue estimates for all tax legislation 
considered by either the House or the Senate.

                   OFFICE OF THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $3,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         3,420,808
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,222,160
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -177,840
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -198,648

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $3,222,160 for the Office of the 
Attending Physician. This amount is $177,840 below the current 
level and is $198,648 below the budget request.

             OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $1,363,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         1,387,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,291,707
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................           -71,293
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................          -95,293

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $1,291,707 for the operation of 
the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services. This amount 
is $71,293 below the current level and is $95,293 below the 
budget request.
    The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services is a 
successor office to the Special Services Office following 
enactment of the Capitol Visitor Center Act of 2008 (Public Law 
110-437).

                             CAPITOL POLICE

    The Committee recommends a total of $329,701,000 for the 
Capitol Police (USCP). This amount is $9,436,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 level and is $33,595,000 below the budget 
request.

                                Salaries





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $277,133,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       297,863,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       274,511,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -2,622,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -23,352,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $274,511,000 for the salaries and 
benefits authorized for police services throughout the USCP 
jurisdiction. This amount is $2,622,000 below the fiscal year 
2013 level and is $23,352,000 below the budget request.
    Using the latest salary estimates from USCP, the Committee 
expects this level of funding to support a staffing level of 
1,734 of the 1,800 authorized sworn positions and 353 of the 
authorized 443 civilian positions.
    The recommendation for USCP funding is based on only 
critical requirements necessary to mitigate and address threats 
and risks. It does not provide for any new initiatives.
    New Posts.--The Committee continues to direct the USCP to 
notify the Committee on Appropriations of the House and Senate 
when new posts are created, including the annualized cost of 
maintaining the new post, and how the cost will be offset.

                            General Expenses





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $62,004,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        65,433,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        55,190,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -6,814,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -10,243,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $55,190,000 for all general 
expenses of the USCP. This amount is $6,814,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 level and is $10,243,000 below the budget 
request.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 1001 which authorizes transfers between the 
Salaries and General Expenses accounts of the Capitol Police.
    Section 1002 is a technical correction for the payment to 
the Employees' Compensation Fund.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         Salaries and Expenses





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $3,817,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         4,482,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,617,348
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -199,652
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -864,652

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $3,617,348 for the Office of 
Compliance. This amount is $199,652 below the fiscal year 2013 
level and is $864,652 below the budget request.
    The Office of Compliance was established to administer and 
enforce the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 104-
091). The Act applies various employment and workplace safety 
laws to Congress and certain Legislative Branch entities.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 1101 makes permanent the authorization for the 
payment of awards and settlements.
    Section 1102 requires a semiannual report of disbursements.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $43,787,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        45,700,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        41,496,677
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -2,290,323
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -4,203,323

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $41,496,677 for the Congressional 
Budget Office (CBO). This is $2,290,323 below the fiscal year 
2013 level and $4,203,323 below the budget request.

                        Administrative Provision

    Section 1201 gives authority for the CBO to accept the 
services of student volunteers.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $492,381,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       605,263,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       507,994,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +15,613,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -97,269,000

*FY 13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004
  OMB ATB.
\1\Does not include Senate office buildings.

    The Committee recommends $507,994,000 for fiscal year 2014 
for the activities of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC). 
Excluded are Senate items which are traditionally left for 
consideration by that body. This amount is $15,613,000 above 
the fiscal year 2013 level and is $97,269,000 below the budget 
request.
    Within the recommended level the Committee continues its 
prioritization of projects that: (1) promote the safety and 
health of workers and occupants, (2) decrease the deferred 
maintenance backlog, and (3) invest to achieve future energy 
savings. In addition, by including $70,000,000 for the House 
Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund, the bill 
continues the Committee's commitment to advance planning for 
major capital renewal projects which will be essential to 
sustaining the performance of historic House buildings.
    AOC Vehicles.--The Committee is concerned with the number 
of vehicles with the AOC fleet. The Committee directs the AOC 
to prepare a report of the inventory of the complete vehicle 
fleet. This report is to include the year and model of each 
vehicle, the purchase price or annual lease cost, fuel and 
other operating cost, purpose for each vehicle and the 
operational jurisdiction to which the vehicle is assigned, and 
whether or not the vehicle is currently used as a take-home 
vehicle. This report is to be provided to the Committee on 
Appropriations of the House and Senate by December 31, 2013.
    Project Costing Methodology.--The Committee has concerns 
with the methodology used by the AOC regarding projects. The 
Committee believes that in the current fiscal environment the 
AOC may not be taking into account all the variables that 
produce their project cost estimates. The Committee directs the 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review and prepare a 
report on the AOC costing methodology. This report is to 
examine all elements of the process and make recommendations, 
as appropriate, for adjustments to the current process. This 
report is to be provided to the Committee on Appropriations of 
the House and Senate by March 31, 2014. The Committee further 
directs that the GAO periodically brief the Committees on its 
findings as this review is being conducted.
    Project Justifications.--The Committee, in addition to the 
methodology, has serious concerns with the justification 
material provided regarding all projects. With the current 
justifications, without further ongoing questioning, the 
Committee cannot adequately examine and review project costs 
using the current justification display. An appropriate and 
informative justification should provide such data as primary 
facilities, supporting facilities, contingency, supervision, 
land acquisition, personnel costs direct and indirect, 
inspection, overhead, design data, contract award date, 
construction start and completion dates, and other cost 
elements associated with any cost for any given project. The 
Committee believes that the Defense Department Form 1391 
(Fiscal Year Military Construction Data) is an excellent 
example of how project cost estimates should be provided to the 
Committee on Appropriations of the House and Senate. The 
Committee directs the AOC, working with the GAO, to develop a 
similar form and begin to utilize such form with each project 
funding request. The Committee directs the AOC and the GAO to 
complete the form design, instructions and methodology for 
utilization in time to be included in the fiscal year 2015 
budget justification.
    The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, 
development, and preservation of the United States Capitol 
Complex. This includes mechanical and structural maintenance of 
the Capitol, Congressional office buildings, the Library of 
Congress buildings, the Supreme Court building, the U.S. 
Botanic Garden, the Capitol Power Plant, and other facilities, 
as well as the upkeep and improvement of the grounds 
surrounding the Capitol complex. The following table summarizes 
the allocation of funds by appropriation account:




Architect of the Capitol:
    General Administration............................      $ 85,286,000
    Capitol building..................................        60,421,000
    Capitol grounds...................................        13,037,000
    House of Representatives buildings subtotal.......       141,622,000
        House office buildings........................      (71,622,000)
        Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund..      (70,000,000)
    Capitol Power Plant...............................       109,334,000
    Library buildings and grounds.....................        47,861,000
    Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security....        18,898,000
    Botanic Garden....................................        11,372,000
    Capitol Visitor Center............................        20,163,000
                                                       -----------------
        Total.........................................      $507,994,000


                         General Administration





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $97,340,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       100,099,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        85,286,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -12,054,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -14,813,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $85,286,000 for personnel 
services, equipment, communications, and other central support 
activities of the AOC. This amount is $12,054,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 level and is $14,813,000 below the budget 
request.
    The recommendation supports an operating budget of 
$85,286,000.

                            Capitol Building





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $36,154,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        61,575,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        60,421,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +24,267,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,154,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $60,421,000 for the operation, 
maintenance, and care of the Capitol building. This amount is 
$24,267,000 above the fiscal year 2013 level and is $1,154,000 
below the budget request.
    The recommendation supports an operating budget of 
$23,779,000. The recommended project budget of $36,642,000 is 
composed of the following capital projects:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                         Item                            recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dome Restoration, Interior, Phase IIB................        $15,940,000
Exterior Stone and Metal Preservation, North                  14,702,000
 Extension, Phase I..................................
Minor Construction...................................          6,000,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................        $36,642,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $9,852,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        13,452,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        13,037,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +3,185,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -415,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $13,037,000 for the care of the 
grounds surrounding the Capitol. This amount is $3,185,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 level and is $415,000 below the 
budget request.
    The recommendation supports an operating budget of 
$9,337,000. The recommended project budget of $3,700,000 is 
composed of the following capital projects:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                         Item                            recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Union Square Stabilization...........................         $3,700,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................         $3,700,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         House Office Buildings





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $124,154,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       179,089,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       141,622,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +17,468,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -37,467,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $141,622,000 for the operation, 
maintenance, and care of the House office buildings. This 
amount is $17,468,000 above the fiscal year 2013 level and is 
$37,467,000 below the budget request.
    This amount includes $16,537,000 for the first year lease 
cost of the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Office Building. The 
bill also includes $70,000,000 for the House Historic Buildings 
Revitalization Trust Fund. Public Law 111-68 established the 
Fund to finance major repairs and renovations to facilities of 
the House. Subject to approval of the Committee on 
Appropriations of the House, the AOC may use these funds for 
major renovation projects to preserve and maintain the 
performance of the iconic buildings of the House of 
Representatives.
    The recommendation supports an operating budget of 
$62,522,000. The recommended project budget of $79,100,000 is 
composed of the following capital projects:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                         Item                            recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
CAO Project Support..................................        $ 3,600,000
Minor Construction...................................          5,500,000
House Historic Building Revitalization...............         70,000,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................        $79,100,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          Capitol Power Plant





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $123,229,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       113,259,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       109,334,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -13,895,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -3,925,000
Offsetting collections................................         9,000,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total available...................................     $118,334,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $118,334,000 for the Capitol Power 
Plant. This amount is $13,895,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
level and is $3,925,000 below the budget request.
    The recommendation supports an operating budget of 
$81,134,000, which provides for current services. The 
recommended project budget of $37,200,000 is composed of the 
following capital projects:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                         Item                            recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
West Refrigeration Plant Cooling Tower Addition,             $20,200,000
 Phase IIB...........................................
West Refrigeration Plant Chiller Addition............         13,000,000
Minor Construction...................................          4,000,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................        $37,200,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     Library Buildings and Grounds





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $46,876,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        77,016,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        47,861,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          +985,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -29,155,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $47,861,000 for the care and 
maintenance of the Library buildings and grounds. This amount 
is $985,000 above the fiscal year 2013 level and is $29,155,000 
below the budget request.
    The recommendation supports an operating budget of 
$24,413,000 and a project budget of $23,448,000, including the 
following capital projects:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                         Item                            recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
North Exit Stair B, Phase II, TJB....................        $13,117,000
Fire Door Improvements, Phase II.....................          3,781,000
Secured Storage Facilities, Phase IV of IV...........          2,400,000
Direct Digital Controls Upgrade, Phase I, JMMB.......          2,150,000
Minor Construction...................................          2,000,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................        $23,448,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $21,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        26,935,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        18,898,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -2,602,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -8,037,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $18,898,000 for Capitol Police 
buildings, grounds, and security. This amount is $2,602,000 
below the fiscal year 2013 level and is $8,037,000 below the 
budget request.
    The recommendation supports an operating budget of 
$17,084,000 and a project budget of $1,814,000, including the 
following capital projects:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                         Item                            recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chiller Replacement and Chilled Water System                    $814,000
 Expansion, ACF......................................
Minor Construction...................................         $1,000,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................         $1,814,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             Botanic Garden





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $12,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        12,136,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        11,372,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -628,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -764,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $11,372,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Botanic Garden. This amount is $628,000 below 
the current level and is $764,000 below the budget request.
    There are no capital projects in fiscal year 2014.
    Again the Committee congratulates the Botanic Garden on the 
accomplishments of its education and outreach programs, which 
have leveraged the Garden's unparalleled expertise to provide 
unique educational opportunities. The Committee urges the 
Garden to continue forming partnerships with national and local 
organizations to advance these educational goals.

                         Capitol Visitor Center





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $21,276,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        21,702,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,163,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,113,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,539,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $20,163,000 for the operation of 
the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC). This amount is $1,113,000 
below the fiscal year 2013 level and $1,539,000 below the 
budget request.
    There are no capital projects in fiscal year 2014.
    The CVC was established to improve security for all persons 
working in or visiting the U.S. Capitol and to enhance the 
educational experience of visitors.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 1301 requires a semiannual report of disbursements.
    Section 1302 provides certain authority to the House Office 
Building Commission. The authority granted to the Commission is 
intended to allow the use of the building by the House of 
Representatives or in support of other Legislative Branch 
agencies. In addition, the AOC shall seek approval of the 
Committee on Approrpriations of the House prior to any 
renovations of the building.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

    The Committee recommends $558,277,667 for the operations of 
the Library of Congress. This is $30,329,333 below the fiscal 
year 2013 level and $50,441,333 below the budget request. In 
addition to the appropriation, the Committee recommends 
offsetting collections of $39,969,000.
    Established by Congress in 1800, the Library of Congress is 
one of the largest libraries in the world, with a collection of 
more than 130,000,000 print, audio, and video items in 460 
languages. Among its major programs are acquisitions, 
preservation, administration of U.S. copyright laws by the 
Copyright Office, research and analysis of policy issues for 
the Congress by the Congressional Research Service, and 
administration of a national program to provide reading 
material to the blind and physically handicapped. The Library 
maintains a significant number of collections and provides a 
range of services to libraries in the United States and abroad.

                         Salaries and Expenses





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $413,743,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       427,480,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       392,292,813
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -21,450,187
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -35,187,187
Offsetting collections................................         6,350,000
    Total available...................................      $398,642,813


*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $392,292,813, plus authority to 
spend $6,350,000 in receipts, for the salaries and expenses 
appropriation. This amount is $21,450,187 below the fiscal year 
2013 level and is $35,187,187 below the budget request.
    The Committee expects the Veterans History Project and the 
Civil Rights History Project will be maintained at least at the 
fiscal year 2013 levels.

                            Copyright Office





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $17,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        19,333,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,553,412
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -846,588
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -2,779,588
Offsetting collections................................        33,619,000
    Total available...................................      $50,172,412

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $16,553,412, plus authority to 
spend $33,619,000 in receipts, for the Copyright Office. This 
is $846,588 below the fiscal year 2013 level and $2,779,588 
below the budget request, not including offsetting collections.

                     Congressional Research Service





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $106,790,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       109,979,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       101,407,996
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -5,382,004
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -8,571,004


*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $101,407,996 for salaries and 
expenses of the Congressional Research Service (CRS). This 
amount is $5,382,004 below the fiscal year 2013 level and 
$8,571,004 below the budget request.
    CRS works for Members and committees of Congress to support 
their legislative, oversight, and representational functions by 
providing nonpartisan and confidential research and policy 
analysis.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $50,674,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        51,927,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        48,023,446
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -2,650,554
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -3,903,554


*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $48,023,446 for salaries and 
expenses of the National Library Service for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped (NLS). This amount is $2,650,554 below 
the fiscal year 2013 level and $3,903,554 below the budget 
request.
    The NLS has successfully administered a free national 
reading program for blind and physically handicapped residents 
of the United States and U.S. citizens living abroad since 
1931. NLS provides direction for the production of books and 
magazines in Braille and recorded formats and audio playback 
machines for distribution through a nationwide network of 56 
regional and 65 sub-regional libraries.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 1401 authorizes obligational authority for 
reimbursable and revolving funds.
    Section 1402 authorizes permanent transfer authority 
between categories of appropriations under the heading 
``Library of Congress''.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

    The recommendation provides $115,139,847 in budget 
authority for the Government Printing Office (GPO), in addition 
to any offsetting collections which the GPO may earn under 
separate authority. This amount is $3,992,153 below the fiscal 
year 2013 level and is $13,338,153 below the budget request.
    GPO provides publishing and dissemination services for 
Federal government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, 
Federal depository libraries, and the American public.

                   Congressional Printing and Binding





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $83,632,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        79,736,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        79,736,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -3,896,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................                 0


*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $79,736,000 for Congressional 
Printing and Binding. This amount is $3,896,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 level and is the same as the budget request.
    The amount is provided as a lump sum to cover various 
categories of printing. The Committee has deleted the language 
that allows the Architect of the Capitol to use the 
Congressional Printing and Binding appropriation.

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $31,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        35,823,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        31,437,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................           -63,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -4,386,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $31,437,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the Superintendent of Documents. This amount is 
$63,000 below the fiscal year 2013 level and is $4,386,000 
below the budget request.
    The Office of Superintendent of Documents account funds the 
mailing of government documents for Members of Congress and 
Federal agencies, as statutorily authorized; the compilation of 
catalogs and indexes of government publications; and the 
cataloging, indexing, and distribution of government 
publications to the Federal Depository and International 
Exchange libraries and to other individuals and entities, as 
authorized by law.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $4,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        12,919,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,966,847
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................           -33,153
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -8,952,153

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee has provided $3,966,847 for the Revolving 
Fund a decrease of $33,153 below the fiscal year 2013 level and 
$8,952,153 below the budget request.
    The bill continues language authorizing the operation of 
the revolving fund and authority to hire or purchase 
automobiles, advisory councils, and consultants.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $506,282,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       524,339,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       486,226,129
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -20,055,871
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -38,112,871
Offsetting Collections................................        32,368,000
    Total available...................................     $518,594,129

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $486,226,129 in direct 
appropriations for the Government Accountability Office (GAO), 
plus $32,368,000 in offsetting collections derived from 
reimbursements for conducting financial audits of government 
corporations and rental of space in the GAO building. This 
amount is a decrease of $20,055,871 below the fiscal year 2013 
level, and is $38,112,871 below the budget request.
    GAO was established by the Budget and Accounting Act of 
1921. Formerly known as the General Accounting Office, it was 
renamed by Public Law 108-271. GAO works for Congress by 
responding to requests for studies of Federal Government 
programs and expenditures. GAO may also initiate its own work.
    Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005, 
the Government Accountability Office was required to analyze 
the cost, cost effectiveness, benefits, and feasibility of the 
Architect of the Capitol entering into contracts with private 
entities for the management and operation of the various 
functions and duties of the Office of the Architect of the 
Capitol. As part of that effort, the Government Accountability 
Office issued an analysis of the feasibility of privatizing the 
operation of the Capitol Power Plant. However, that analysis 
did not include a full cost savings analysis that considered 
other options, and the Committee is therefore concerned that it 
does not provide a complete answer to the question of the 
feasibility of privatizing the operation of the Plant. The 
Committee directs the Government Accountability Office to 
provide to Congress not later than one year after enactment an 
update to the original analysis that includes a full cost 
savings analysis (using current data) of privatizing the 
Capitol Power Plant. The Government Accountability Office shall 
provide recommendations based on its findings.

                        Administrative Provision

    Section 1501 provides for the collection of fees for bid 
protests.

                Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $8,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        10,061,200
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -7,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -9,061,200

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    For many years the Committee has had concern with the 
placement of the Open World Leadership Center (OWLC) in the 
Legislative Branch. The Committee understands the program has 
some strong champions on the Committee. However, with further 
reductions being made to every program within the Legislative 
Branch, the Committee has provided $1,000,000 to cover the cost 
associated with the shutdown of the OWLC. The Committee directs 
the Executive Director of the OWLC to retain any necessary 
prior year funds in the Trust to cover any cost in excess of 
the $1,000,000 provided in this bill be utilized for the 
orderly shutdown. The Executive Director is further directed 
that the program termination is to be finalized within one year 
of enactment of the Legislative Branch fiscal year 2014 
appropriation bill.

   John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................          $430,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................           430,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -430.000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -430,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The fiscal year 2012 Conference Agreement (House Report 
112-331) directed that future budget requests from the John C. 
Stennis Center be accompanied by an appropriately detailed 
budget justification as requested in House Report 112-148. The 
John C. Stennis Center has repeatedly ignored this directive.

                      TITLE II--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The customary language regarding emergency assistance for 
vehicles, fiscal year limitation, positions and allowances, 
consulting services, the Legislative Branch Financial Managers 
Council, the maintenance and landscaping on Washington Avenue 
SW, a limitation on transfers of funds, language regarding 
maintaining staff-led tours, delivery of bills, resolutions and 
the Congressional Record, and a limitation on the costs of 
lease vehicles (sections 201-211). In addition section 212 
places a limitation on the numbers of copies of the US Code for 
the House, section 213 authorizes certain commercial activities 
on Union Square, section 214 provides it is the sense of 
Congress that Congress should not pass any legislation that 
authorizes spending cuts that would increase poverty in the 
United States and section 215 provides for a spending reduction 
account, excluding Senate items. This account excludes the 
portion of the allocation that is expected to be realized by 
amounts for Senate items.

              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORT REQUIREMENTS

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

                 Comparison with the Budget Resolution

    Section 308(a)(1)(A) of the Congressional Budget Act 
requires the report accompanying a bill providing new budget 
authority to contain a statement comparing the levels in the 
bill to the suballocations submitted under section 302(b)of the 
Act for the most recently agreed to concurrent resolution on 
the budget for the applicable fiscal year. That information is 
provided in the table headed ``Comparison of Reported Bill to 
Section 302(b) Suballocation.''


                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                302(b) Allocation             This bill--
                                                                                     ---------------------------
                                                         ----------------------------
                                                              Budget                      Budget        Outlays
                                                             authority      Outlays      authority
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee
 allocations to its subcommittees: Subcommittee on
 Legislative Branch
    Discretionary.......................................          $4,124      $4,085          $3,233   \1\$3,385
    Mandatory...........................................             128         128             128      \1\128
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
        Total...........................................          $4,252      $4,230          $3,361     $3,513
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Includes outlays from both House and Senate prior-year budget authority.
Note.--Bill amounts exclude discretionary Senate-related items.

                      Five-Year Outlay Projections

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


                        [In millions of dollars]



Budget Authority......................................            $3,233
Outlays:
2014..................................................          \2\2,803
2015..................................................               352
2016..................................................                90
2017..................................................                40
2018..................................................               31

\2\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

               Assistance to State and Local Governments

    Pursuant to section 308(a)(1)(C) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, (Public Law 93-344), as amended, the amount 
of financial assistance to State and local governments is as 
follows:
    The accompanying bill contains no funding for State and 
local assistance programs.

                          Program Duplication

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

                          Directed Rule Making

    The bill does not direct any rule making to the Executive 
Branch.

                           Transfer of Funds

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following lists the transfers of 
funds included in the accompanying bill:
    Indefinite transfer authority is authorized in Joint items 
disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House, 
Library of Congress, Congressional Printing and Binding, the 
Superintendent of Documents, and the Capitol Police programs.

                              Rescissions

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following details the rescissions 
in the accompanying bill:
    The accompanying bill contains no rescissions.

         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.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following lists the 
appropriations in the accompanying bill which are not 
authorized by law for the period concerned:
    The accompanying bill contains no appropriations not 
authorized by law.

                                Earmarks

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, this bill, as reported, contains no 
Congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of rule XXI.

               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 in the 
accompanying bill that directly or indirectly change the 
application of existing law:
          1. The bill provides that certain appropriation items 
        remain available for more than one year, where programs 
        or projects are continuing in nature under the 
        provisions of authorizing legislation but for which 
        that legislation does not specifically authorize such 
        extended availability.
          2. The bill includes a number of provisions which 
        place limitations on or change or extend existing 
        limitations, appropriations, or authorizations, and 
        which under some circumstances might be construed as 
        changing the application of existing law.
          3. The bill continues the practice of providing 
        official reception and representation allowances for 
        officers and offices of the Legislative Branch.
          4. The bill authorizes disbursal of funds for various 
        agencies.
          5. The bill authorizes transfer authority between 
        accounts for certain agencies in the bill.
          6. The bill includes language allowing the use of 
        funds for studies and examinations of executive 
        agencies and temporary personnel services. Funds can 
        also be available for reimbursement to agencies for 
        services performed.
          7. The bill includes language providing funds for the 
        Family Room, the Superintendent of Garages, Office of 
        Emergency Management, and preparing the Digest of 
        Rules.
          8. The bill includes language providing funds for 
        House motor vehicles, interparliamentary receptions, 
        and gratuities.
          9. The bill requires unspent funds remaining in 
        Members' Representational Allowances to be used for 
        deficit or debt reduction.
          10. The bill includes language allowing for payment 
        to the Secretary of Labor for unemployment 
        compensation.
          11. The bill includes language restricting the time 
        period covered for advance payments.
          12. The bill authorizes allowances for employees of 
        the Office of the Attending Physician and provides 
        reimbursement to the Department of the Navy.
          13. The bill authorizes expenses of the Capitol 
        Police for motor vehicles, communications and other 
        equipment, uniforms, weapons, supplies, materials, 
        training, medical services, forensic services, 
        stenographic services, personal and professional 
        services, the employee assistance program, the awards 
        program, postage, communication services, travel 
        advances, and relocation expenses.
          14. The bill provides that the cost of Capitol Police 
        basic training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
        Center be paid by the Department of Homeland Security.
          15. The bill includes language under the Capitol 
        Police for payment to the Employees' Compensation Fund.
          16. The bill includes language under the Office of 
        Compliance for payment of awards and settlements.
          17. The bill includes language under the Office of 
        Compliance requiring a semiannual report of 
        disbursements.
          18. The bill includes language authorizing voluntary 
        student services for the Congressional Budget Office.
          19. The bill allows the Architect of the Capitol to 
        purchase or exchange, maintain, and operate a passenger 
        motor vehicle.
          20. The bill includes authorization allowing 
        reimbursements for chilled water and steam provided to 
        the Government Printing Office, the Washington City 
        Post Office, the Supreme Court, the Thurgood Marshall 
        Federal Judiciary Building, Union Station Complex, and 
        the Folger Shakespeare Library to be credited to the 
        AOC Capitol Power Plant appropriation and made 
        available for obligation.
          21. The bill allows the Architect of the Capitol to 
        expend funds to maintain, care for, and operate the 
        National Garden.
          22. The bill includes language under the Architect of 
        the Capitol requiring a semiannual report of 
        disbursements.
          23. The bill includes language under the Architect of 
        the Capitol related to the use of building authorized 
        by the House Office Building Commission.
          24. The bill provides the authority to expend funds 
        collected under the authority of 2 U.S.C. 150 and for 
        international legal information, the balance to remain 
        available until expended.
          25. The bill establishes that the amount available 
        for obligation by the Library of Congress is reduced by 
        offsetting collections.
          26. The bill provides funds for the digital 
        collections and educational curricula program, the 
        American Folklife Center, and the Civil Rights History 
        Project.
          27. The bill allows the Library of Congress to hire 
        or purchase one passenger motor vehicle.
          28. The bill allows funds from offsetting collections 
        to be used for the Library's Copyright Office.
          29. The bill includes language authorizing the 
        expenditure of receipts, with the exception of salaries 
        and benefits, for the administration of the Copyright 
        Royalty Judges program.
          30. The bill contains language which provides that no 
        funds in the Congressional Research Service can be used 
        to publish or prepare material to be issued by the 
        Library of Congress unless approved by the appropriate 
        committees.
          31. The bill provides funds to provide newspapers to 
        the blind and physically handicapped.
          32. The bill contains language under the Library of 
        Congress regarding non-appropriated funds initiatives.
          33. The bill contains language restricting the use of 
        funds appropriated to the Government Printing Office 
        for the permanent edition of the Congressional Record 
        for individual Representatives and Senators, Resident 
        Commissioners, or Delegates, and language providing 
        that appropriations recommended shall be available for 
        the payment of obligations incurred under 
        appropriations for similar purposes for preceding 
        fiscal years, limiting the printing of certain 
        documents to a time certain, and authorizing the 
        transfer of unobligated balances.
          34. The bill includes authorization of appropriations 
        for Congressional printing and binding.
          35. The bill includes language authorizing the Office 
        of Superintendent of Documents to pay for printing 
        certain publications in prior years for the depository 
        library program. There is language authorizing the 
        transfer of unexpended balances.
          36. There is language authorizing the operation of 
        the Government Printing Office revolving fund, and 
        which authorizes travel expenses for advisory councils, 
        the purchase of not more than 12 passenger motor 
        vehicles and that the revolving fund may be used to 
        provide information in any format.
          37. The bill includes language relating to the 
        Government Accountability Office, authorizing the 
        direct procurement of expert and consultant services 
        under 5 U.S.C. 3109 at certain rates; authorizing the 
        hire of one passenger motor vehicle, as required by 31 
        U.S.C. 1343; authorizing the Government Accountability 
        Office to make advance payments in foreign countries in 
        accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3324; and providing certain 
        benefits, including rental of living quarters in 
        foreign countries. Appropriations are authorized for 
        administrative expenses of any other member department 
        or agency to finance an appropriate share of the costs 
        of the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum or a 
        Regional Intergovernmental Audit Forum.
          38. There is bill language under the Government 
        Accountability Office that allows for collection of 
        fees for filing bid protests.
          39. In Section 201, there is language prohibiting the 
        use of funds in the Act for the maintenance or care of 
        private vehicles except for emergency assistance and 
        cleaning as may be provided under regulations relating 
        to parking facilities for the House issued by the 
        Committee on House Administration and for the Senate by 
        the Committee on Rules and Administration.
          40. Section 203 provides that whenever any office or 
        position not specifically established by the 
        Legislative Pay Act of 1929 is appropriated for herein, 
        or whenever the rate of compensation or designation of 
        any position appropriated for herein is different from 
        that specifically established for such position by such 
        Act, the rate of compensation and the designation of 
        the position, either appropriated for or provided 
        herein, shall be the permanent law with respect 
        thereto: Provided that the provisions herein for the 
        various items of official expenses of Members, 
        officers, and committees of the Senate and House, and 
        clerk hire for Senators and Members shall be the 
        permanent law with respect thereto.
          41. Section 204 requires that certain information 
        regarding consulting services shall be a matter of 
        public record.
          42. Section 205 authorizes Legislative Branch 
        entities to share the costs of the Legislative Branch 
        Financial Managers Council.
          43. Section 206 authorizes the Architect of the 
        Capitol to maintain certain property.
          44. Section 207 limits the transfer of funds in this 
        Act.
          45. Section 208 prohibits funds in this Act being 
        used to eliminate or restrict staff led guided tours.
          46. Section 209 prohibits funds in this Act being 
        used to deliver a printed copy of a bill or resolution 
        to a Member's office.
          47. Section 210 prohibits funds in this Act being 
        used to deliver a printed copy of the Congressional 
        Record to a Member's office.
          48. Section 211 places a limitation on the amount 
        that Member can spend on a leased vehicle per month.
          49. Section 212 places a limitation on printed copies 
        of the US Code to fifty copies for the House of 
        Representatives.
          50. Section 213 authorizes commercial use of Union 
        Square.
          51. Section 214 provides it is the sense of Congress 
        that Congress should not pass any legislation that 
        authorizes spending cuts that would increase poverty in 
        the United States.
          52. Section 215 provides for a spending reduction 
        account, excluding Senate items.

          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):

              LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1998

TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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Administrative Provisions

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  Sec. 109. (a) There is hereby established an account in the 
House of Representatives for purposes of making payments of the 
House of Representatives to the Employees' Compensation Fund 
under section 8147 of title 5, United States Code[.], and for 
reimbursing the Secretary of Labor for any amounts paid with 
respect to unemployment compensation payments for former 
employees of the House.

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     SECTION 101 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1993

                       Administrative Provisions

  Sec. 101. (a) * * *

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  (c)(1) * * *
  (2) The headings referred to in paragraph (1) are ``House 
Leadership Offices'', ``Members'' Representational 
Allowances'', ``Committee Employees'', ``Salaries, Officers and 
Employees'', [and ``Allowances and Expenses''] ``Allowances and 
Expenses'', the heading for any joint committee under the 
heading ``Joint Items'' (to the extent that amounts 
appropriated for the joint committee are disbursed by the Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives), and 
``Office of the Attending Physician''.

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    SECTION 1018 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2003

  Sec. 1018. Transfer of Disbursing Function. (a) * * *

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  [(f) Worker's Compensation.--
          [(1) Account.--There shall be established a separate 
        account in the Capitol Police for purposes of making 
        payments for employees of the Capitol Police under 
        section 8147 of title 5, United States Code.
          [(2) Payments without fiscal year limitation.--
        Notwithstanding any other provision of law, payments 
        may be made from the account established under 
        paragraph (1) of this subsection without regard to the 
        fiscal year for which the obligation to make such 
        payments is incurred.]

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                CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1995



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TITLE IV--ADMINISTRATIVE AND JUDICIAL DISPUTE-RESOLUTION PROCEDURES

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SEC. 415. PAYMENTS.

  (a) Awards and Settlements.--Except as provided in subsection 
(c), only funds which are appropriated to an account of the 
Office in the Treasury of the United States for the payment of 
awards and settlements may be used for the payment of awards 
and settlements under this Act. [There are authorized to be 
appropriated for such account such sums as may be necessary to 
pay such awards and settlements.] There are appropriated for 
such account such sums as may be necessary to pay such awards 
and settlements. Funds in the account are not available for 
awards and settlements involving the General Accounting Office, 
the Government Printing Office, or the Library of Congress.

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TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE

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PART III--EMPLOYEES

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SUBPART B--EMPLOYMENT AND RETENTION

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                  CHAPTER 31--AUTHORITY FOR EMPLOYMENT

SUBCHAPTER I--EMPLOYMENT AUTHORITIES

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Sec. 3111. Acceptance of volunteer service

  (a) * * *

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  (e)(1) For purposes of this section the term ``agency'' shall 
include the Architect of the Capitol. With respect to the 
Architect of the Capitol, the authority granted to the Office 
of Personnel Management under this section shall be exercised 
by the Architect of the Capitol.
  (2) In this section, the term ``agency'' includes the 
Congressional Budget Office, except that in the case of the 
Congressional Budget Office--
          (A) any student who provides voluntary service in 
        accordance with this section shall be considered an 
        employee of the Congressional Budget Office for 
        purposes of section 203 of the Congressional Budget Act 
        of 1974 (relating to the level of confidentiality of 
        budget data); and
          (B) the authority granted to the Office of Personnel 
        Management under this section shall be exercised by the 
        Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

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              SECTION 3555 OF TITLE 31, UNITED STATES CODE

Sec. 3555. Regulations; authority of Comptroller General to verify 
                    assertions

  (a) * * *

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  [(c) The Comptroller General may prescribe procedures for the 
electronic filing and dissemination of documents and 
information required under this subchapter. In prescribing such 
procedures, the Comptroller General shall consider the ability 
of all parties to achieve electronic access to such documents 
and records.]
  (c) Electronic Filing and Document Dissemination System.--
          (1) Establishment and operation of system.--The 
        Comptroller General shall establish and operate an 
        electronic filing and document dissemination system 
        under which, in accordance with procedures prescribed 
        by the Comptroller General--
                  (A) a person filing a protest under this 
                subchapter may file the protest through 
                electronic means; and
                  (B) all documents and information required 
                with respect to the protest may be disseminated 
                and made available to the parties to the 
                protest through electronic means.
          (2) Imposition of fees.--
                  (A) In general.--The Comptroller General may 
                require each person who files a protest under 
                this subchapter to pay a fee to support the 
                establishment and operation of the electronic 
                system under this subsection, without regard to 
                whether or not the person uses the system with 
                respect to the protest.
                  (B) Amount.--The Comptroller General shall 
                establish (and from time to time shall update) 
                a schedule setting forth the amount of the fee 
                to be paid under subparagraph (A).
          (3) Treatment of amounts collected.--
                  (A) Establishment of account.--The 
                Comptroller General shall maintain a separate 
                account among the accounts of the Government 
                Accountability Office for the electronic system 
                under this subsection, and shall deposit all 
                amounts received as fees under paragraph (2) 
                into the account.
                  (B) Use of amounts.--Amounts in the account 
                maintained under this paragraph shall be 
                available to the Comptroller General, without 
                fiscal year limitation, solely to establish and 
                operate the electronic system under this 
                subsection.

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                  ADDITIONAL VIEWS OF NITA LOWEY AND 
                        DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ

    This bill, like several others that the House 
Appropriations Committee recently reported, reflects the 
majority's intransigence against replacing sequestration. We 
continue to be dismayed by the House Majority's refusal to go 
to conference on a budget resolution, making it nearly 
impossible to stop dangerous cuts in investments and to provide 
workable 302(b) allocations for Appropriations bills. Without 
an agreement on a top-line, it will be impossible to enact any 
of the 12 bills. Sequestration was intended to be a mechanism 
to bring the parties together to address our long-term fiscal 
challenges. It was never meant to be, in itself, a tool for 
deficit reduction, and it was certainly never meant to be the 
basis for a discretionary spending cap in a budget resolution.
    Without Senate items, the bill provides $3.2 billion, which 
is 3.2 percent less than the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. 
The bill conforms largely to sequester with the exception of 
the Architect of the Capitol, which is increased 3.4 percent 
above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level to address increased 
infrastructure needs in the Capitol complex.
    Within the funding provided for the Architect, $70 million 
is provided for the House Historic Buildings Trust Fund to 
responsibly budget for large renovation costs expected in the 
near to medium future. The Trust Fund began in fiscal year 2010 
``to begin to address known major building requirements to 
repair and upgrade the historic, iconic buildings and 
facilities of the U.S. House of Representatives.'' The Cannon 
House Office Building, which was finished in 1908 as the first 
congressional office building, is in need of a major renovation 
that is estimated to cost $752.7 million. The Trust Fund will 
allow Congress to save for this project instead of funding it 
all at once making it necessary to cut other critical items.
    The bill also includes funding for the next phase of the 
Capitol Dome project at nearly $16 million. The Dome is a 
symbol of this Nation's democratic principles, and it is 
appropriate that this bill ensure that it continue to stand for 
generations to come.
    Just as it is appropriate to maintain the buildings for 
future generations, it is equally important to invest in the 
future of this country by attracting the best minds to work for 
and with Congress on complex issues facing the nation. This 
bill fails by underfunding the Congressional Research Service, 
the Office of Compliance, and the Congressional Budget Office 
(CBO) at the sequestered level. These nonpolitical agencies are 
the backbone of a smoothly functioning Congress, and Congress 
cannot do its job effectively unless those agencies are 
operating at full capacity.
    This year the CBO director, Dr. Douglas Elmendorf provided 
testimony to the subcommittee that, ``The proposed budget 
represents the amount that CBO believes will be necessary to 
avoid a further reduction in the information and analysis that 
the agency provides to the Congress.'' Rather than take heed, 
this bill funds CBO at $41.5 million, 9 percent below their 
budget request. Given the prolific number of budget matters 
facing the Congress, it is shortsighted to underfund Congress' 
chief non-partisan budget arbiter.
    In addition, while the House continues to keep 
sequestration in place for House Offices and House Committees, 
the Senate is proceeding with a bill that adequately funds its 
own operations. By continuing on the path of sequester, this 
bill will accelerate the erosion of expertise, morale, and 
oversight in the U.S. House of Representatives. On May 21, 2013 
the Speaker of the House stated on the House floor, ``. . . we 
have a responsibility to the American people to provide 
oversight of the executive branch.'' We agree that Congress' 
oversight role was established in the Constitution to provide a 
check on the executive branch. Unfortunately, House Committees, 
where most oversight takes place, have been cut 20 percent 
since fiscal year 2010. We only wish the rhetoric on oversight 
matched action, and note that Member offices' ability to serve 
our constituents has been compromised with budget cuts of 18% 
over three years.

                                   Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
                                   Nita M. Lowey.