Summary: H.R.2783 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/15/1987)

(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #332 (86-12))

Title I: Department of Housing and Urban Development - Makes appropriations to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for FY 1988 for: (1) housing programs, including congregate services, low-income housing projects, housing counseling assistance, operating subsidies for troubled multifamily housing projects, and payments to cover losses of the Special Risk Insurance Fund and the General Insurance Fund; (2) a specified transitional and supportive housing demonstration program; (3) community development grants, urban development action grants, and the urban homesteading program; (4) policy development and research; (5) fair housing assistance; and (6) salaries and expenses.

Increases the contract and budget authority for annual contributions for assisted housing. Earmarks specified amounts of such budget authority for: (1) financing public housing for Indian families; (2) modernization of existing public housing projects; (3) assistance for projects for the elderly or handicapped; (4) rental rehabilitation grants; (5) the existing low-income rental housing certificate program; and (6) the housing voucher program.

Provides for the use of recaptured funds, including use for the comprehensive improvement assistance program for existing public housing projects. Rescinds budget and contract authority recaptured during FY 1988 with respect to lower-income housing assistance programs under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.

Rescinds any amount of contract authority provided prior to FY 1976 for U.S. Housing Act uses that was not reserved or obligated on October 1, 1987, or that is recaptured during FY 1988 or thereafter.

Rescinds a specified amount of FY 1988 contract authority for rental housing assistance. Limits new loan guarantee commitments by the Government National Mortgage Association.

Authorizes a specified amount for loans in FY 1988 to qualified nonprofit sponsors for the development of housing for the elderly or handicapped. Limits the maximum interest rate on such loans to nine and one-quarter percent. Requires that 25 percent of this direct loan authority be used only for loans for projects for the handicapped.

Authorizes gross obligations for direct loans under the National Housing Act during FY 1988. Limits the additional commitments to guarantee loans, the gross obligations for the principal amounts of direct loans, and the amount of loan guarantee commitments on the mortgage-backed securities programs under such Act for FY 1988.

Reduces FY 1988 appropriations for administrative expenses of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Withdraws funds previously appropriated for the Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bank for assistance for solar and conservation improvements to the extent they are recaptured or become otherwise available in FY 1988 or thereafter, including amounts associated with a specified 1985 U.S. District Court order.

Amends Federal law to permit the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to approve urban development action grants to eligible Indian tribes located on former reservation lands in Oklahoma.

Authorizes the use of amounts in the rehabilitation loan fund for loans, operating costs, and the capitalization of delinquent interest during FY 1988.

Title II: Independent Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1988 to the: (1) American Battle Monuments Commission for salaries and expenses; (2) Consumer Product Safety Commission for salaries and expenses; (3) Department of Defense-Civil for Army cemetery expenses; (4) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for salaries and expenses, research and development, abatement, control, and compliance activities (including funds earmarked to assist States, local governments, and local emergency planning committees in carrying out the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 with respect to extremely hazardous substances), buildings and facilities, the Hazardous Substance Superfund, the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund, and construction grants; (5) Executive Office of the President for the Council on Environmental Quality, the Office of Environmental Quality, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy; (6) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster relief, salaries and expenses, emergency management planning and assistance, the National Flood Insurance Fund, and the emergency food and shelter program, subject to an administrative cost limitation; (7) General Services Administration for the Consumer Information Center; (8) Department of Health and Human Services for the Office of Consumer Affairs; (9) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for research and development, space flight, control, and data communications, the construction of facilities, and research and program management; (10) National Science Foundation (NSF) for research and related activities, the U.S. Antarctic Program, and science education activities; (11) Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation; (12) Selective Service System for salaries and expenses; and (13) Veterans Administration (VA) for compensation and pensions, readjustment benefits, veterans' insurance and indemnities, medical care, medical and prosthetic research, medical administration and miscellaneous expenses, general operating expenses, construction of major and minor projects, grants for the construction of State extended care facilities, grants to the Republic of the Philippines for assisting in rehabilitating the Veterans Memorial Medical Center, the loan guaranty revolving fund, and the parking garage revolving fund.

Provides for the transfer of certain funds from the National Flood Insurance Fund to designated appropriation categories. Limits the FY 1988 amount available from the Fund for specified types of expenditures unless prior notice is given to the Committees on Appropriations.

Limits the obligations of the Central Liquidity Facility of the National Credit Union Administration for new loans to member credit unions and the amount of its administrative expenses for FY 1988.

Prohibits the expenditure of EPA appropriations for Resource Conservation and Recovery Panels.

Limits the amount available for expenditure from the Consumer Information Fund.

Prohibits the use of NASA appropriations for leasing or constructing a contractor-funded facility when NASA would be required to amortize the contractor's investment, unless authorized in an appropriation Act or approved by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated to the U.S. Antarctic program for the purchase of aircraft.

Prohibits the expenditure of any funds appropriated to the Selective Service for the induction of any person into the armed forces.

Prohibits the use of VA appropriations for major construction projects that have not been approved by the Congress, except for the advance planning of projects funded through the advance planning fund and the design of projects funded through the Design Fund.

Prohibits the obligation of funds from any other account (except the parking garage revolving fund) for a project which was approved in the budget process and funded under the VA account for major construction projects until one year after substantial completion and beneficial occupancy by the VA.

Authorizes obligations on the part of the Loan Guaranty Revolving Fund and the Direct Loan Revolving Fund of the VA. Permits, in specified circumstances, the transfer of funds appropriated to the VA. Prohibits the use of appropriations for purchasing any site for, or constructing, any new hospital or home. Requires reimbursement if any persons, other than eligible beneficiaries, are hospitalized or examined at veterans facilities.

Makes specified FY 1988 VA appropriations available for payment of certain prior year accrued obligations.

Title III: Corporations - Authorizes certain corporations and agencies of HUD and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board to make commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations, with specified exceptions. Limits, with specified exceptions, new loan or mortgage purchase commitments to the extent expressly provided in this Act. Makes appropriations for FY 1988 to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC) for administrative expenses. Sets specified limitations on such expenses.

Title IV: General Provisions - Limits travel expenditures for the agencies listed in this Act to the amounts set forth in the budget estimate, with specified exceptions. Permits the use of HUD and Selective Service System appropriations for: (1) uniforms; (2) the hire of passenger vehicles; and (3) the employment of experts and consultants. Allows the use of HUD funds to pay for legal services and facilities provided by specified agencies.

Prohibits, with specified exceptions, the use of appropriated funds: (1) beyond the current fiscal year; (2) without a voucher describing the payees and services or specific statutory authorization; (3) for transportation between the domicile and place of employment of any officer or employee; (4) for payments to recipients that do not share in the cost of conducting research not specifically solicited by the Government; (5) for consultants paid in excess of the GS-18 rate or the ES-6 rate for Senior Executive Service assignments; and (6) for compensation of non-Federal parties intervening in regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings. Prohibits the use of funds appropriated for personnel compensation and benefits for other object classifications in the budget estimates.

Limits expenditures for consulting services to contracts which are a matter of public record and included in a publicly available list of: (1) contracts entered into within the past two years; and (2) contracts on which performance has not been completed.

Prohibits any executive agency from expending appropriations under this Act for a contract for services unless the agency: (1) complies with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act; and (2) requires reports prepared pursuant to such contract to disclose information about the contract and the contractor.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this Act to: (1) provide a personal cook, chauffeur, or other personal servant to any officer or employee of any agency or department; or (2) procure automobiles with an EPA estimated miles per gallon average of less than 22 miles per gallon.