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104th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE

   1st Session                                                   104-17

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 MAKING ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS AND RESCISSIONS FOR THE 
     FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1995, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

                                _______


   March 24 (legislative day, March 23), 1995.--Ordered to be printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 617]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 617) 
making additional supplemental appropriations and rescissions 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and for other 
purposes, reports favorably thereon and recommends that the 
bill do pass.



                            C O N T E N T S

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Title I:
    Chapter I--Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
      and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies..............     4
    Chapter II--Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the 
      Judiciary, and Related Agencies............................    10
    Chapter III--Energy and Water Development....................    23
    Chapter IV--Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related 
      Programs...................................................    27
    Chapter V--Department of Interior and Related Agencies.......    30
    Chapter VI--Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, 
      and Education, and Related Agencies........................    46
    Chapter VII--Legislative Branch..............................    79
    Chapter VIII--Department of Defense--Military Construction...    83
    Chapter IX--Department of Transportation and Related Agencies    85
    Chapter X--Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government..    98
    Chapter XI--Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and 
      Urban Development, and Independent Agencies................   105
Title II--General provisions.....................................   122
Compliance with paragraph 7, rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   126
Compliance with paragraph 7(c), rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................   126
Compliance with paragraph 12, rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   127
Budgetary impact.................................................   141
    The Committee recommends new budget authority of 
$6,725,505,600, and rescissions and other changes of 
$13,323,068,976, thereby reducing budget authority by 
$6,806,096,376. The recommended amount is $13,056,345,571 below 
the President's request.
    In order to illuminate its recommendations for the current 
bill, the Committee has included comparisons to both the 
President's request and H.R. 1158 as passed the House on March 
16, 1995 (referred to in this report as the ``House 
allowance''). The President's supplemental requests are 
contained in the 1996 Budget Appendix transmitted on February 
6, 1995 (House Document 104-4), Budget Estimate No. 5, 
transmitted on February 22, 1995 (House Document 104-39). In 
addition, the Committee addresses the special message of 
February 6, 1995 (House Document 104-28), plus the revision to 
that special message submitted on February 22, 1995 (House 
Document 104-40). Other pending requests were addressed in H.R. 
889, which passed the Senate on March 16, 1995.
    The Committee has taken the unusual step of recommending an 
original Senate bill in order to expedite Senate consideration. 
Due to the scope of the proposed rescissions, expedited action 
is required in order to provide the affected agencies with as 
much time as possible to make adjustments in their budgets. In 
addition, supplemental funding, as requested by the President, 
is required to address natural disasters and unanticipated 
needs.
    The rescissions recommended by the Committee reflect a work 
in progress. The Committee is dedicated to fiscal restraint and 
deficit reduction, and further reduction in discretionary 
spending will be necessary in the Committee's consideration of 
fiscal year 1996 appropriations bill. These actions will 
continue a steady decline in discretionary funding which has 
decreased from 14.4 percent of GDP in fiscal year 1968 to less 
than 7.7 percent of GDP in fiscal year 1995.

                                TITLE I

                               CHAPTER I

      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG 
                  ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                     Agricultural Research Service

                          (transfer of funds)

    The Committee recommends that $2,218,000 be transferred 
back to the Agricultural Research Service. These funds were 
appropriated to the Agricultural Research Service and 
subsequently transferred to the Food and Consumer Service. The 
Committee will review the Department's proposal to fund a 
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion within the Food and 
Consumer Service when it considers appropriations for fiscal 
year 1996.

                   Food Safety and Inspection Service

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $516,738,000
1995 supplemental estimate..............................       9,082,000
House allowance.........................................       9,048,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               9,082,000

    The Committee recommends an additional $9,082,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Food Safety and Inspection 
Service. This is the same as the President's request and 
$34,000 more than the House recommended level.

          Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service

                         Salaries and Expenses

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $717,958,000
1995 supplemental estimate..............................................
House allowance.........................................      10,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not concur with the House recommendation 
to provide an additional $10,000,000 for salaries and expenses 
of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. 
While the Committee is sympathetic to the funding pressures now 
facing the agency, it notes that the President has not 
submitted a budget request to the Congress for additional 
appropriations to meet these requirements.

                   Commodity Credit Corporation Fund

                           Food for Progress

    The Committee has included supplemental bill language 
requested by the President to raise from $30,000,000 to 
$50,000,000 the limit on transport and other noncommodity funds 
available from the Commodity Credit Corporation to facilitate 
donations of commodities under the Food for Progress Program 
for fiscal year 1995, as recommended by the House. The 
administration requested that the limitation be raised for both 
fiscal years 1995-96. The additional cost is offset by crop 
insurance reform savings earmarked for this purpose in the 
Uruguay Round Agreements Act, Public Law 103-465, section 426. 
The Committee has also added a proviso allowing the additional 
funding to be used without regard to the quantity limitation on 
annual Food for Progress programming.

                  Rural Electrification Administration

       Rural Electrification and Telephone Loans Program Account

    The Committee has included language in the bill to 
eliminate the interest rate cap on Treasury-rate telephone 
loans. This cap is currently increasing the cost of the program 
to the taxpayer and preventing the program from being carried 
out in the most cost-effective manner.

                       Food and Nutrition Service

                  Commodity Supplemental Food Program

    The fiscal year 1995 appropriation for the Commodity 
Supplemental Food Program was reduced by $10,000,000 to offset 
a larger than anticipated carryover balance of available fiscal 
year 1994 funds. Agencies currently receive 20 percent of 
appropriated funds for administrative expenses. The inability 
to use carryover balances for administrative expenses of the 
program has constrained operators' ability to effectively 
deliver services. Bill language is included by the Committee to 
allow 20 percent of the carryover funds to be used for program 
administrative costs.

                           General Provision

    The Committee has included supplemental bill language 
proposed by the President to increase the current limitation on 
the Market Promotion Program to the authorized level. The House 
bill does not contain this language. The additional cost is 
offset by crop insurance reform savings earmarked for this 
purpose in the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, Public Law 103-
465, section 426.

                        Office of the Secretary

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $2,801,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................         -31,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                 -31,000

    The Committee concurs with the House in recommending a 
rescission of $31,000 from funds appropriated for the Office of 
the Secretary. The rescission removes the funds not required 
for the Secretary's position during the period it remained 
vacant. The Committee also has retained House bill language 
limiting the use of the Secretary's emergency transfer 
authority without prior notification to the Committees on 
Appropriations. The Committee agrees that this interchange 
authority is to be used for emergencies only. The Department 
also is reminded that it is expected to provide written 
notification to the Committees on Appropriations in advance of 
transferring funds between accounts, or reprogramming moneys 
from the programs, projects, or activities for which the funds 
appropriated were provided.

 Alternative Agricultural Research and Commercialization Revolving Fund

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $6,500,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -3,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not concur with the House recommendation 
to rescind $3,000,000 in funds provided for alternative 
agricultural research and commercialization.

                     Agricultural Research Service

                        Buildings and Facilities

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $43,718,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -12,678,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,500,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,500,000 in 
funds appropriated for the Agricultural Research Service's 
Buildings and Facilities Program, $11,178,000 below the House 
recommended level. This removes the remaining balance of funds 
previously appropriated for the construction of the U.S. 
Salinity Laboratory in Riverside, CA, which will not be 
required for that project. Construction of the facility is 
complete and occupancy is scheduled in 1995.

                   Cooperative State Research Service

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $433,438,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -1,051,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -958,000

    The Committee recommends that $958,000 of the funds 
appropriated for the Cooperative State Research Service be 
rescinded, $93,000 below the House level. The Committee concurs 
with the House in recommending a rescission of the $524,000 
provided for fiscal year 1995 for the Oregon/Massachusetts/
Pennsylvania biotechnology special research grant. The 
Committee also approves the House recommendation to rescind 
$434,000 in funds provided for the American Indian Initiative 
of the Arid Lands Development Fund. The Committee has retained 
House bill language to correct a technical error in Public Law 
103-330 by providing $9,207,000 for the 1890 capacity building 
grants program.

                        Buildings and Facilities

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $62,744,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -20,994,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not concur with the House recommendation 
to rescind $20,994,000 in funds provided for the Cooperative 
State Research Service buildings and facilities program.

             Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service

                        Buildings and Facilities

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $6,973,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -6,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $6,000,000 in 
funds currently available for the Animal and Plant Health and 
Inspection Service's buildings and facilities program. This 
represents the balance of unobligated funds for completed 
projects not anticipated to be required to meet current needs. 
No rescission was recommended by the House.

                 Natural Resources Conservation Service

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service is currently 
recertifying wetland determinations conducted on agricultural 
land pursuant to a memorandum of agreement signed in January 
1994 by four Federal agencies: the Environmental Protection 
Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Priority 
of adding wetlands to the wetlands inventory that have been 
delineated pursuant to the January 1994 memorandum of agreement 
should be given to requests of farmers or local drainage 
districts for purposes of complying with swampbuster provisions 
of the 1985 farm bill or for permitting purposes under section 
404 of the Clean Water Act.

    Rural Development Administration and Farmers Home Administration

              Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program Account

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $379,821,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -115,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not concur with the House recommendation 
to rescind the entire subsidy appropriation provided for fiscal 
year 1995 for the section 515 rural housing program.

             Local Technical Assistance and Planning Grants

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $1,750,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -1,750,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,750,000

    The Committee concurs with the House in recommending that 
the total amount provided in first-time funding for local 
technical assistance and planning grants be rescinded. 
Regulations to implement this new program have not yet been 
finalized. The Committee will consider funding for this program 
for fiscal year 1996.

             Alcohol Fuels Credit Guarantee Program Account

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date \1\..........................................
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -$9,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      -9,000,000

\1\ $9,000,000 appropriated in fiscal year 1993.

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $9,000,000 in 
funds appropriated for the alcohol fuels credit guarantee 
program account, the same as the House recommended level. The 
funds appropriated in fiscal year 1993 for this program have 
not been required and the Committee sees no need to continue 
the availability of these funds.

                  Rural Electrification Administration

       Rural Electrification and Telephone Loans Program Account

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $61,730,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -3,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,500,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,500,000 in the 
subsidy appropriation to cover the cost of 5 percent telephone 
loans, $1,500,000 below the rescission recommended by the 
House. This will allow for a program level of $50,000,000 at 
current subsidy rates.

                       Food and Nutrition Service

                           Food Stamp Program

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date.............................. $28,830,710,000
1995 rescission request.................................      -2,900,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee concurs with the House in rejecting the 
President's proposed rescission of $2,900,000 from the amount 
earmarked for cattle tick eradication out of the total 
$1,143,000,000 in Food Stamp Program funds allocated for 
nutrition assistance to Puerto Rico.

  Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children 
                                 [WIC]

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $3,470,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -25,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -35,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $35,000,000 in 
appropriations for the Special Supplemental Food Program for 
Women, Infants, and Children [WIC], $10,000,000 more than the 
House recommended level.

                      Foreign Agricultural Service

                             Public Law 480

                        Title I Program Account

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $238,623,000
1995 rescission request.................................     -43,865,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -43,865,000

    The Committee recommends the rescission of $43,865,000 in 
subsidy costs for title I of Public Law 480, as proposed by the 
President. Under this title, USDA provides concessional loans 
to developing countries that have market development potential. 
The rescission in title I subsidy budget authority would reduce 
the title I credit level by $54,100,000.

 Grant Account (Title I Ocean Freight Differential, Title II and Title 
                                  III)

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,007,542,000
1995 rescission request.................................     -98,635,000
House allowance.........................................     -20,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -98,635,000

    The Committee recommends the rescission of $98,635,000 in 
the ``Public Law 480 grant'' account, $78,635,000 above the 
level recommended by the House and the same as proposed by the 
President. Of this amount, $6,135,000 is for ocean freight 
differential costs under title I and $92,500,000 is for title 
III grants.

                               CHAPTER II

DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE, THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED 
                                AGENCIES

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

              International Organizations and Conferences

        contributions for international peacekeeping activities

                    (emergency supplemental request)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $533,304,000
1995 emergency appropriation request....................     672,000,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not approve the request for $672,000,000 
in additional funds for estimated fiscal year 1995 U.S. 
assessments for the cost of United Nations [U.N.] peacekeeping 
missions. This was requested by the administration as an 
emergency supplemental. The test for an emergency, under the 
definition developed by the Office of Management and Budget, is 
that the need for the supplemental funding is, among other 
things, sudden and unforeseen.
    The need for this supplemental is neither sudden nor 
unforeseen. Only $212,212,000 of the $533,304,000 requested by 
the administration under this account in fiscal year 1995 were 
for 1995 assessments, at a time when annual assessments have 
been surpassing $1,000,000,000, leaving no doubt that a 
supplemental would be required for 1995 assessments.
    The Committee notes that the administration has understated 
the costs of ongoing peacekeeping operations and may be trying 
to use the emergency supplemental process to sidestep the 
budgetary constraint imposed by the discretionary spending 
caps. The Committee is disturbed that this pattern appears to 
have been repeated in the administration's fiscal year 1996 
budget request.
    Peacekeeping, like any other program, must be based on the 
availability of funds to pay for the program. A method must be 
developed to fund this program within the normal appropriations 
process. The Committee urges the administration to consider 
carefully the potential budgetary effects of supporting new, 
expanded, or enhanced U.N. peacekeeping missions around the 
globe.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                 National Bankruptcy Review Commission

                          (transfer of funds)

1995 appropriation to date..............................................
1995 transfer request...................................    ($1,500,000)
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             (1,500,000)

    The Committee recommends the transfer of $1,500,000 of 
unobligated funds from the working capital fund of the 
Department of Justice for necessary expenses of the National 
Bankruptcy Review Commission as authorized in Public Law 103-
394. This Commission was a central provision of the bipartisan 
Bankruptcy Reform Act passed last year in order to address the 
inefficiency and waste in our bankruptcy system. In light of 
the statutory demand that the Commission begin meeting 
imminently and file a final report within 2 years, the 
Committee expects the transfer of funds to be made prior to the 
first meeting of the Commission.
    The Committee anticipates that streamlining and other 
improvements to the bankruptcy system resulting from 
recommendations of the Commission should reduce the cost to 
operate bankruptcy courts and the U.S. trustee system and could 
save businesses and individuals millions of dollars per year. 
By funding the Commission with this transfer, as requested by 
the administration, the Committee expects the Commission to 
develop a consensus set of legal reforms and make its report on 
schedule.

                        U.S. Information Agency

                 International Broadcasting Operations

                             (supplemental)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $229,735,000
1995 supplemental estimate..............................       7,290,000
House allowance.........................................       7,290,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               7,290,000

    The Committee recommends a supplemental appropriation of 
$7,290,000, the amount requested by the administration, to be 
provided to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty [RFE/RL] to make up 
for currency exchange losses. Most of RFE/RL's operations are 
currently in Germany, although a move to Prague is underway. As 
of March 15, 1994, USIA estimates that the rise in the value of 
the German mark against the dollar has left RFE/RL 
approximately $23,200,000 short in terms of the buying power of 
the original appropriation. Without a supplemental, REF/RL 
would be unable to complete the move to Prague by June 30, 
1995, and would incur additional costs for operations in 
Germany through the end of 1995. As a result, RFE/RL would be 
forced to sharply curtail its scheduled broadcasting in the 
fourth quarter.

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                 Immigration and Naturalization Service

                         salaries and expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,102,671,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -1,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,000,000 from 
amounts previously provided for fiscal year 1995 for the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service [INS]. The Committee was 
informed that INS intends to establish a cooperative research 
program of up to $2,000,000 to support research and evaluation 
activities related to immigration to be conducted by 
universities and private institutions. In its 1995 budget, INS 
did not request resources for the establishment of a research 
program and no such program was approved by Congress in its 
appropriation of resources for fiscal year 1995.
    The Committee understands that evaluation of activities is 
warranted especially in light of significant increases provided 
to INS in fiscal years 1994-95, and the Committee expects that 
any amounts required for evaluation activities be requested 
through a reprogramming notification so that the impact on 
other INS program activities can be assessed.

                       Office of Justice Programs

                              drug courts

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $28,710,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -27,750,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -27,100,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $27,100,000 
provided for drug courts, the remaining unobligated balances in 
the program from funds appropriated under title VIII, Violent 
Crime Control Appropriations Act, 1995 of Public Law 103-317.

                      OUNCE OF PREVENTION COUNCIL

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $1,500,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,000,000 
provided for the Ounce of Prevention Council from unobligated 
balances in the program from funds appropriated under title 
VIII, Violent Crime Control Appropriations Act, 1995 of Public 
Law 103-317.
    In addition, the Committee recommends supplemental language 
requested by the administration and approved by the House which 
allows funds appropriated for grants by the Ounce of Prevention 
Council in Public Law 103-317, to also be available for 
administrative expenses of the Council. The language also 
allows the Council to accept, hold, administer and use gifts, 
both real and personal, for the purpose of facilitating this 
work. This work should be allowed to continue to the extent 
there is private sector support for it.

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

             National Institute of Standards and Technology

             scientific and Technical Research and Services

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $265,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -16,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -19,500,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $19,500,000 from 
the National Institute of Standards and Technology's [NIST's] 
``Scientific and technical research and services'' 
appropriation account. This account, which funds the core 
internal research programs of NIST, was initially funded at 
$265,000,000 in fiscal year 1995, an increase of $39,000,000 
above the fiscal year 1994 level. The proposed rescission does 
not impact the unobligated balances of $12,495,000 carried over 
into fiscal year 1995 which were not anticipated in the 
administration's fiscal year 1995 budget request.
    The Committee intends that this rescission be applied 
against subactivities receiving large increases over fiscal 
year 1994 levels and expects NIST and the Department of 
Commerce to submit a reprogramming notification under the 
standard reprogramming procedures indicating the proposed 
distribution of this reduction by research category.

                     Industrial Technology Services

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $525,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -27,100,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -27,100,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $27,100,000 from 
the National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST] 
``Industrial technology services'' appropriations account. Of 
this amount, the Committee intends that $26,500,000 be taken 
from the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program [MEP] and 
$600,000 be taken from the Quality Program.
    The NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program funds 
manufacturing assistance centers nationwide. Although some of 
these centers were initially funded under the Technology 
Reinvestment Program of the Department of Defense, the 
administration intends to have the Commerce Department take 
over funding for all manufacturing assistance centers. The 
initial funding for the program from the Commerce-Justice-State 
Subcommittee in fiscal year 1995--$90,600,000--included a 
$29,535,000 increase above the President's request (which 
itself was double the fiscal year 1994 level of $30,235,000). 
The reduction proposed in this bill will still allow for an 
increase of $3,035,000 above the President's request for fiscal 
year 1995 and a 112-percent increase above the fiscal year 1994 
level.
    The reduction of $600,000 from the Quality Program 
eliminates the increase provided for this program in fiscal 
year 1995 for expansion of the awards program into the fields 
of health care and education. The Committee questions the 
Commerce Department's expertise in these areas. The Committee 
does not intend for this reduction to impact the base Baldrige 
Award Program.

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

                  OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,835,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -37,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -37,600,000

    The Committee recommends reductions totaling $37,600,000 
from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] 
``Operations, research, and facilities'' appropriations 
account. The Committee intends that this reduction be applied 
as follows:
  --A reduction of $5,000,000 from unobligated balances in the 
        Coastal Ocean Science Program, originally funded at 
        $11,000,000 for fiscal year 1995. This program was 
        designed to focus coastal ocean science efforts within 
        NOAA. It supports a staff of more than 50 people and 
        leaves grant decisions to the discretion of NOAA. The 
        Committee understands that this rescission leaves 
        $6,000,000 in fiscal year 1995 funding, which will 
        enable the program to fund grant initiatives underway, 
        contractual obligations, and other outstanding 
        commitments. The Committee will consider the mission 
        and funding of this program further in the context of 
        the fiscal year 1996 budget.
  --A reduction of $4,000,000 from high-performance computing 
        under oceanic and atmospheric research. This is a new 
        program that increased from $1,000,000 in fiscal year 
        1994 to $6,500,000 for fiscal year 1995. The 
        recommended rescission still allows for a 150-percent 
        increase for the program for 1995. The Committee will 
        consider the administration's request for further 
        increases for this program in the context of the 1996 
        budget.
  --An elimination of the full amount of $7,000,000 provided 
        for the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the 
        Environment [GLOBE] Program, a new program proposed in 
        fiscal year 1995. This program was intended to give 
        school children in various countries equipment to allow 
        them to collect environmental data and the means to 
        transmit that data back to scientists in the United 
        States. The intent of the program was that students' 
        data be used to contribute to climate and environmental 
        models. Questions of quality control and consistency of 
        the data have not been adequately addressed.
  --A reduction of $14,000,000 from the NOAA Climate and Global 
        Change Program. This program has grown 66 percent from 
        1993 to its 1995 appropriation of $78,000,000. The 
        administration has requested another $15,000,000 
        increase for this program for 1996. This reduction will 
        allow the Committee to evaluate the long-term goals of 
        this program in the context of the fiscal year 1996 
        budget request.
  --An elimination of the full amount of $3,100,000 for weather 
        modification grants. Funding for this program was not 
        requested by the administration in fiscal year 1995, 
        nor for fiscal year 1996.
  --A reduction of $2,000,000 from the National Sea Grant and 
        Ocean and Great Lakes Programs for zebra mussel 
        research. The Committee notes that this research was 
        not requested by the administration for fiscal year 
        1996 and has been proposed for elimination by the 
        administration for fiscal year 1996. Research on the 
        zebra mussel has been funded through other areas of the 
        Federal Government, has continued for several years, 
        and relates to a fresh water concern outside of the 
        typical realm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
        Administration.
  --A reduction of $2,500,000 from program support, aircraft 
        services. This reduction corresponds to funds no longer 
        needed for updating a NOAA hurricane reconnaissance 
        aircraft with new radar capability. Congress originally 
        appropriated $3,600,000 for this purpose. The 
        administration has requested to reprogram $2,500,000 of 
        this amount because cost of the update was 
        significantly lower than originally expected. The 
        Committee does not agree that these funds should be 
        reprogrammed and rescinds this amount accordingly.

                              CONSTRUCTION

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $97,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -8,000,000

    The Committee recommends a reduction of $8,000,000 from the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] 
``Construction'' appropriation account. The Committee notes 
that $10,000,000 of the funds appropriated last year under this 
account were not designated and were intended for general 
planning and development of a variety of NOAA construction 
projects. However, NOAA has designated this entire amount to be 
used for construction of a single facility. Leaving $2,000,000 
of the original amount intact will allow planning and 
development to go forward on the relocation of the National 
Marine Fisheries Service Tiburon Laboratory. The Committee 
recommends rescinding the construction moneys associated with 
the project because construction of the laboratory is not 
anticipated to begin until fiscal year 1997. If, after the 
planning and development stage, NOAA still views this project 
as a priority, funding should be included in the fiscal year 
1997 budget request.

                       Technology Administration

       Under Secretary for Technology/Office of Technology Policy

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $10,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -3,300,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,500,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,500,000 from 
the salaries and expenses of the Commerce Department's 
Technology Administration. This account was funded at 
$10,000,000 in fiscal year 1995, an increase of $4,300,000 
above the amount provided for fiscal year 1994. This account 
was initially funded at $3,900,000 in 1990. According to the 
latest information from the Commerce Department, the proposed 
rescission would avoid the reductions in force and furloughs 
that would likely result from the rescission contained in the 
House bill.

                 National Technical Information Service

                          ntis revolving fund

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $8,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -4,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -7,600,000

    The Committee recommends elimination of the National 
Technical Information Service [NTIS] revolving fund; $8,000,000 
was provided in fiscal year 1995 for a one-time capitalization 
of the Commerce Department's information dissemination 
programs. The Senate-passed bill did not recommend funding for 
this account for fiscal year 1995. The Committee believes that 
these modernization costs should be absorbed through existing 
fees paid by the users of this technical information.
    On March 6, 1995, the Commerce Department provided the 
Committee with the most current information available regarding 
unobligated balances. At that time, the Department indicated 
that $7,770,000 remained unobligated in the ``NTIS revolving 
fund'' account. On March 20, the Commerce Department indicated 
to the Committee that ``nearly all funds (in this account) have 
been obligated or committed.'' Because of concerns about the 
workability of the recommended rescission, the Committee 
instructs the Commerce Department to submit a reprogramming 
notification recommending proportionate cuts in other Commerce 
programs for the difference between the recommended $7,600,000 
rescission and unobligated balances in the ``NTIS revolving 
fund'' account. The reprogramming notification should indicate 
proposed distribution of this reduction by program.

                  Economic Development Administration

                ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $408,024,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -45,084,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -47,384,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission totaling $7,384,000 
from prior-year funding under the Economic Development 
Administration [EDA]. This amount includes amounts originally 
appropriated in fiscal year 1992 as an emergency related to 
Hurricane Andrew and other disasters, and from funds 
appropriated in fiscal year 1993 as an emergency supplemental 
related to the Midwest floods. In both cases, emergency funding 
for EDA programs had not been requested by the administration. 
The Committee believes that these funds have been available for 
an appropriate length of time to address the effect of economic 
dislocation resulting from these disasters and that the 
remaining balances should be returned to the U.S. Treasury. 
Subsequent applications should be subject to standard EDA 
criteria and the normal approval process.
    The Committee rescinds an additional $20,000,000 from the 
EDA title I program, reducing the funding level to the higher 
of the House or Senate recommended funding levels for fiscal 
year 1995.
    In addition, the Committee recommends that the remaining 
rescission of $20,000,000 be applied against a combination of 
EDA assistance programs which were withheld by the Department 
of Commerce for a reprogramming request creating a new 
competitive communities program. The Committee was unable to 
reach agreement in order to approve this reprogramming request 
and expects EDA and the Department of Commerce to submit a 
reprogramming notification under the standard reprogramming 
procedures indicating the proposed distribution of this 
reduction by subaccount.
    On March 9, 1995, the Commerce Department provided the 
Committee with information regarding unobligated balances in 
the emergency EDA accounts through March 8. At that time, the 
Department indicated that $27,609,000 remained unobligated in 
these accounts. On March 20, the Commerce Department indicated 
to the Committee that all but $10,600,000 of these funds had 
been obligated.

                             THE JUDICIARY

               United States Court of International Trade

                         salaries and expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $11,685,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,000,000 from 
the United States Court of International Trade from excess 
funds that the Court will not be able to use in fiscal year 
1995. These excess amounts result from retroactive reductions 
in rental payments that the Court pays to the General Services 
Administration, and from current judicial vacancies. The 
committee has been informed that this reduction will have no 
impact on the operations of the Court.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services

                           DEFENDER SERVICES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $250,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -1,100,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -4,100,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $4,100,000 from 
unobligated balances of the $250,000,000 provided for defender 
services in the fiscal year 1995 appropriations bill. The 
amount recommended for rescission includes $1,100,000 reserved 
by the Administrative Office of the Courts for a new death 
penalty resource center plus an additional $3,000,000 of 
projected end-of-year unobligated balances for defender 
services. The proposed rescission will leave more than adequate 
funding to provide for necessary defender services.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                     Small Business Administration

                         SALARIES and EXPENSES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $258,175,000
1995 rescission request.................................     -15,000,000
House allowance.........................................     -15,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -15,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $15,000,000 from 
the $258,175,000 appropriated in fiscal year 1995 for salaries 
and expenses of the Small Business Administration [SBA], as 
requested by the administration and approved by the House. This 
rescission eliminates funding for grants to States to plant 
trees. The Senate Appropriation's Committee and the Senate 
Small Business Committee have never supported this program, as 
it has little to do with the mission or purpose of the SBA. No 
funding has ever been recommended to continue this program in a 
Senate-sponsored appropriations measure.

                     business loans program account

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $278,305,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -15,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission totaling $15,000,000 
taken from several Small Business Administration [SBA] business 
loan accounts: the Specialized Small Business Investment 
Company Program [SSBIC], the Small Business Investment Company 
Debentures Program [SBIC], the Small Business Investment 
Company Participating Securities Program (participating 
securities) the Microloan Guaranty Program, and the Microloan 
Direct Loan Program. This rescission does not affect the SBA 
section 7(a) business loan program. The Committee notes that 
while funding for these programs in fiscal year 1995 totaled 
$59,184,000, only $5,614,000 had been obligated as of March 3, 
1995--more than 5 months into the fiscal year. The Committee 
intends for the SBA to submit a reprogramming notification 
under the standard reprogramming procedures indicating the 
proposed distribution of this reduction by program.

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs

                    diplomatic and consular programs

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,731,416,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -2,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -2,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $2,000,000 from 
the $1,731,416,000 appropriated in the fiscal year 1995 
appropriations bill. The cost of the Miami Summit of the 
Americas is estimated to be as much as $1,000,000 below the 
$6,000,000 budgeted for the event. In addition, the devaluation 
of the Mexican peso will result in lower costs for the 
Department of as much as $1,000,000. If additional savings are 
required, they should be taken by moving forward the timetable 
for departmental restructuring announced by the Vice President 
as part of the restructuring of foreign affairs agencies on 
January 27, 1995.

            acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $421,760,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -23,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -30,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $30,000,000 from 
unobligated balances in the State Department's ``Overseas 
construction and maintenance'' account. In addition to the 
$421,760,000 appropriated in fiscal year 1995, significant 
unobligated balances remain from projects provided for in 
previous years that are either still underway or not yet 
started. The Committee expects that the decision on how to 
distribute this rescission among projects will be made through 
reexamining planned projects and reducing them in size and 
scope, as well as conforming them to recently announced 
restructuring of the foreign affairs bureaucracy. The 
Department is expected to report to the Committee on how these 
savings will be made.

              International Organizations and Conferences

        contributions for international peacekeeping activities

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $533,304,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -14,617,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -14,617,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $14,617,000 from 
the $533,304,000 provided in the fiscal year 1995 
appropriations bill for payment of assessed costs of United 
Nations [U.N.] peacekeeping operations.
    On April 17, 1994, approximately $4,000,000 in cash was 
stolen from an unsecured office at the headquarters of the U.N. 
operations in Somalia [UNOSOM] in Mogadishu. The report of the 
Secretary-General issued on February 2, 1995, indicates that 
the investigation team found ``an incredible lack of concern on 
the part of the UNOSOM administration to security in the 
handling and safekeeping of the large amount of cash used in 
the mission.'' Auditors in December 1993 had warned of serious 
deficiencies in security, and the likelihood that something 
like this would happen, yet the UNOSOM administration took no 
action to address the problem. The taxpayers of the United 
States should not be charged for the malfeasance of U.N. 
peacekeeping operations. Consequently, the Committee recommends 
a rescission of the United States assessed share of the stolen 
money, $1,216,000, to assure that taxpayers do not pay their 
hard earned money simply to have it stolen from an unsecured 
file cabinet in Mogadishu. The United Nations should be 
required to absorb this loss.
    In addition, the Committee recommends a rescission of the 
$13,401,000 appropriated thus far in fiscal year 1995 for the 
U.N. peacekeeping operation in the western Sahara, known as 
MINURSO. This is an operation that now costs about $100,000 a 
day, and whose mission is to register approximately 200,000 
people to vote on a referendum on the future of the region. The 
operation has been underway since September 1991 and at last 
count had registered a total of 12,000 people.
    It is evident that this operation has had little 
supervision from either the United Nations or the United 
States, and that the expenditure of large amounts of funds has 
been permitted to go on without any effective evaluation of the 
prospects of the operation leading to a successful election.
    The State Department has indicated that when the mandate 
for MINURSO comes up for renewal in May, it will decide whether 
to terminate this mission. Furthermore, the State Department 
has indicated that if MINURSO goes forward, it expects the cost 
of the operation to the United States in 1995 to double from 
the $13,401,000 already appropriated to $27,810,000.
    The Committee believes that the State Department should 
decide prior to committing the United States to paying its 
share of the operation, whether this is a worthwhile 
expenditure of funds.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                  Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

                ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT ACTIVITIES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $54,500,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -3,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -4,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $3,000,000 from 
the $54,500,000 provided under this heading in the fiscal year 
1995 appropriations bill.
    Of that amount, at least $3,000,000 is rescinded from the 
$9,500,000 provided for the activities related to the 
implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Ratification 
and entry-into-force of the Chemical Weapons Convention 
continue to be delayed. Even under the most optimistic schedule 
available, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] 
estimates that it will not spend $3,540,000 of the funding 
available for this purpose in fiscal year 1995.
    The remaining $1,000,000 is rescinded as a general 
administrative reduction. The announcement of the restructuring 
of foreign affairs bureaucracy by the Vice President on January 
27, 1995, stated the following: ``The Arms Control and 
Disarmament Agency and the Department of State will eliminate 
duplication between their two agencies in the areas of arms 
control and nonproliferation and take steps to tie together the 
operations of ACDA and the State Department more effectively. 
ACDA will also cut back on overseas costs and streamline its 
operations in Washington.'' The Committee concurs with the need 
to cut back on overseas costs and streamline its operations in 
Washington.

                  Board for International Broadcasting

                          israel relay station

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,731,416,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -2,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -2,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $2,000,000 from 
unobligated funds for the Israel Relay Station. Although the 
Committee has previously rescinded funding for this canceled 
project, the appendix to the fiscal year 1996 budget proposed 
by the President indicates an unobligated balance is still 
available under this account, from which this rescission is 
taken.

                        U.S. Information Agency

               educational and cultural exchange programs

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $238,279,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -5,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -5,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $5,000,000 from 
the $248,279,000 appropriated for exchanges in the fiscal year 
1995 appropriations bill. The administration has proposed 
program reductions of $23,676,000 below the 1995 funding level 
in its fiscal year 1996 budget proposal. The Committee directs 
USIA to develop a specific plan to distribute this rescission 
among the exchange programs and submit it to the Committee 
through the normal reprogramming procedures prior to 
implementing specific program reductions.

                           radio construction

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $85,314,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -6,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -6,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $6,000,000 from 
unobligated balances in USIA's ``Radio construction'' account. 
In addition to the $85,314,000 appropriated in fiscal year 
1995, significant unobligated balances remain from projects 
provided that are still underway. The Committee expects that 
the decision on how to distribute this rescission among 
projects will be made through reexamining planned projects and 
reducing them in size and scope, as well as conforming them to 
the recently announced restructuring of the foreign affairs 
bureaucracy. The Agency is expected to report to the Committee 
on how these savings will be made.

                            radio free asia

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $10,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -6,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $6,000,000 from 
unobligated balances in USIA's ``Radio Free Asia'' account. The 
Committee notes that under title III of the Foreign Relations 
Authorization Act of 1994, Public Law 103-236, none of the 
funds appropriated in fiscal year 1995 may be obligated until 
90 days after: (1) the new Broadcasting Board of Governors and 
the Director of USIA have approved a plan; (2) submitted it to 
Congress; and (3) USIA has submitted a reprogramming request 
for the use of these funds to the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committee. The Committee notes that more than 6 
months into the fiscal year, the administration has failed to 
submit a single nomination to the Senate for these board 
positions. Under the circumstances, the Committee is convinced 
that $4,000,000 is more than adequate to cover expected 
expenditures for Radio Free Asia through the end of fiscal year 
1995.

                              CHAPTER III

                      ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT

                      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL

                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                       Corps of Engineers--Civil

                         General Investigations

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $181,199,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -10,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -10,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $10,000,000, which 
is the same amount rescinded by the House in H.R. 1158.
    The rescission is to be derived from currently available 
unobligated balances. The Corps has experienced problems in 
executing the program over the past several years and large 
unobligated balances have accumulated. The Committee believes 
that these funds can be rescinded without seriously affecting 
ongoing work.

                         Construction, General

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $983,668,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -40,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -50,000,000

    An amount of $50,000,000 is recommended for rescission by 
the Committee. This is $10,000,000 more than the amount 
rescinded by the House in H.R. 1158.
    As mentioned previously, the Corps of Engineers has 
experienced problems in executing its program which has 
resulted in significant levels of unobligated carryover 
balances. The Committee believes that, while moving to improve 
its program execution, these funds can be rescinded without 
seriously affecting ongoing work.

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                         Bureau of Reclamation

                       Operation and Maintenance

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $284,300,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -10,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -10,000,000

    The Committee proposes a rescission of $10,000,000 of 
available operation and maintenance funds for the Bureau of 
Reclamation. The Committee recommendation concurs with the 
House action in H.R. 1158.
    In addition, the Committee concurs with the House that it 
is unlikely that the budgetary climate will change to allow the 
program to continue to increase as it has in the past, and that 
the Bureau should seek opportunities to turn over more 
operation and maintenance responsibilities to project 
beneficiaries.

                          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

                   General Application of Rescissions

    The Committee recommends total rescissions for the 
Department of Energy in the amount of $246,500,000. The 
Committee directs that the reductions be applied as broadly as 
possible without targeting, disproportionally affecting or 
terminating any single project or activity, including 
congressional directives and priorities. Reductions should be 
taken against low priority, noncritical activities to the 
greatest extent possible.

           Energy Supply, Research and Development Activities

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $3,314,548,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -116,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -81,500,000

    A rescission of $81,500,000 is recommended by the Committee 
for energy supply, research and development activities. This is 
$35,000,000 less than the amount rescinded by the House in H.R. 
1158.
    The reductions recommended by the Committee shall be taken 
as follows:
    Solar and renewable energy.--The Committee concurs with the 
House in recommending a rescission of $35,000,000. Given the 
sizable program increases over the fiscal year 1994 levels, the 
Committee believes a general reduction in available funds can 
be made without significant impact. It should be pointed out 
that even with the proposed rescission, the funding for fiscal 
year 1995 would still be slightly above the funding level for 
1994.
    Environment, safety, and health.--The Committee agrees with 
the House action in recommending a rescission of $6,000,000 in 
the environment, safety, and health programs of the Department 
of Energy.
    Biological and environmental research.--A rescission of 
$5,000,000 is recommended for biological and environmental 
research. The Committee directs that the rescission be applied 
proportionally, to the extent possible, and that no project or 
activity be terminated. Even with this reduction, the fiscal 
year 1995 program is funded at a higher level than fiscal year 
1994.
    Fusion energy.--A rescission of $15,000,000 is recommended 
for the fusion program. The Committee directs that the 
reduction be applied proportionally, to the extent possible, 
and that no project or activity be terminated. Even with this 
reduction, the fiscal year 1995 program is funded at a higher 
level than fiscal year 1994.
    Basic energy sciences.--A rescission of $5,000,000 is 
recommended for basic energy sciences. The Committee directs 
that the reduction be applied proportionally, to the extent 
possible, and that no project or activity be terminated.
    Advanced neutron source.--The Committee recommends a 
rescission of $7,500,000 of previously appropriated funds for 
the advanced neutron source. The fiscal year 1996 budget 
request proposes termination of the project and that the 
$7,500,000 is excess to the funding needed to terminate the 
project in the current fiscal year.
    Energy oversight, research analysis, and university 
support.--The Committee concurs with the House in rescinding 
$8,000,000 of the Energy Oversight, Research Analysis, and 
University Support Program. The rescission should be applied 
proportionally, to the extent possible, so that no one activity 
is adversely impacted. It should be pointed out that even with 
this rescission, the laboratory technology transfer and 
utilization program in fiscal year 1995 will still be more than 
30 percent higher than the fiscal year 1994 level.
    Environmental restoration and waste management 
(nondefense).--The Committee does not concur with the House in 
rescinding $45,000,000 of nondefense environmental restoration 
and waste management funding. The Committee believes that a 
reduction of this magnitude midway through the fiscal year will 
have an adverse impact on the program.

         Defense Environmental Restoration and Waste Management

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $5,092,691,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -28,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                            -100,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $100,000,000 for 
the Defense Environmental Restoration and Waste Management 
Program. This is $72,000,000 more than the amount rescinded by 
the House in H.R. 1158.
    As indicated previously, the Committee has restored the 
$45,000,000 rescinded by the House for the Nondefense 
Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Program. 
However, while restoring the nondefense environmental 
restoration rescission, the Committee has increased the House 
rescission for the Defense Environmental Restoration and Waste 
Management Program by $72,000,000. The Committee recommendation 
reflects the significant problems the Department is having 
executing the environmental cleanup effort in an efficient 
manner, and the current large unobligated balances in the 
program. These reductions should be taken against low priority, 
noncritical work and not direct cleanup activities, or which do 
not support the safe and cost-effective operation and 
management of DOE waste management facilities. Furthermore, the 
Committee directs that the rescission, to the extent possible, 
not be applied disproportionately to one project or activity 
and that no project or activity be terminated.

              Materials Support and Other Defense Programs

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,849,657,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -15,000,000

    A rescission of $15,000,000 is recommended by the Committee 
for material production and other defense programs of the 
Department of Energy.
    The end of the cold war has resulted in a reduced 
requirement for new and updated security investigations being 
processed by the Department. As a result, DOE has accumulated 
large unobligated balances of funds for processing security 
clearances. The Department of Energy has recognized this and in 
the fiscal year 1996 budget request has proposed the use of a 
portion of the accumulated balances to help finance the fiscal 
year 1996 program. The Committee believes that these funds can 
be rescinded in fiscal year 1995 without seriously impacting 
ongoing work or the security functions of the Department.

                      Departmental Administration

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $245,822,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -20,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -20,000,000

    A rescission of $20,000,000 is recommended for departmental 
administration activities of the Department of Energy. This is 
the same amount included by the House in H.R. 1158.
    The Committee directs that the reduction be applied as 
broadly as possible to limit the impact of the proposed 
rescission on departmental management. The severe budget 
constraints for the foreseeable future require that the 
Department critically evaluate its general management 
activities to prepare for anticipated downsizing in the coming 
years.

                    Power Marketing Administrations

Construction, Rehabilitation, Operation, and Maintenance, Western Area 
                          Power Administration

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $222,285,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -30,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $30,000,000 for 
the Western Area Power Administration [WAPA].
    The Committee is aware that WAPA has significant 
unobligated balances that have accumulated. The Department of 
Energy's fiscal year 1996 budget request recognizes this fact 
by proposing to use a portion of the accumulated balances to 
help finance the fiscal year 1996 program. In addition, the 
Committee is also aware the WAPA expects lower purchased power 
and wheeling costs due to recent rain in the western United 
States, and has taken steps to bring about procurement and 
other contract savings in fiscal year 1995. Therefore, the 
Committee believes that these funds can be rescinded without 
seriously impacting the program.

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

                    Appalachian Regional Commission

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $282,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -10,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -10,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $10,000,000 for 
the Appalachian Regional Commission. This is the same amount 
rescinded by the House in H.R. 1158. The reduction is 
recommended in light of the severe budgetary constraints.

                       Tennessee Valley Authority

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $142,873,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -5,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -5,000,000

    An amount of $5,000,000 is recommended for rescission for 
the Tennessee Valley Authority. This is the same amount 
rescinded by the House in H.R. 1158. The reduction is to be 
applied against the appropriated programs of TVA and is 
recommended because of the severe budgetary constraints.

                               CHAPTER IV

       FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED PROGRAMS

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date.............................. $13,634,117,750
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                            -100,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $100,000,000 from 
unobligated and unearmarked balances in the fiscal years 1994 
and 1995 appropriations bills.
    Appropriations for agencies and programs under the 
jurisdiction of the Foreign Operations Subcommittee have 
declined by 35 percent over the last decade. At the same time, 
new programs have been initiated in the 12 republics of the New 
Independent States of the former Soviet Union and in 14 nations 
in Eastern Europe and the Baltics. In the interest of market 
opportunities and stability the Committee has supported the 
successful democratic and economic transition in these 
countries.
    Unlike subcommittees with domestic jurisdiction and the 
option to dismantle and transfer many functions to State and 
local authorities, foreign assistance programs must be 
administered by the Federal Government. The rescission level 
recommended by the Committee reflects the increase in programs 
and the overall decline in resources.

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the PRESIDENT

                      DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FUND

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $853,000,000
1995 supplemental estimate..............................      18,000,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The administration seeks an $18,000,000 request in order to 
reimburse this account for funds which were utilized for 
emergency programs in Haiti. The Committee notes that 
$42,000,000 more than was requested by the administration for 
this account was appropriated in the regular fiscal year 1995 
bill.

                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $2,349,000,000
1995 supplemental estimate..............................      82,300,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    This request by the administration is also related to the 
Haiti operation. The Committee believes that sufficient funds 
were provided for this account in the regular fiscal year 1995 
bill. In addition, budgetary constraints simply preclude the 
approval of this supplemental.

               DEBT RESTRUCTURING: DEBT RELIEF FOR JORDAN

1995 appropriation to date..............................................
1995 supplemental estimate..............................    $275,000,000
House allowance.........................................      50,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The administration has requested a supplemental of 
$275,000,000 for costs associated with modifying direct loans 
made to Jordan by various agencies of the U.S. Government. The 
Committee has addressed this issue in supplemental 
appropriations legislation (H.R. 889) which passed the Senate 
on March 16. In that legislation, the Senate approved the 
appropriation of $275,000,000 as requested, but limited 
obligations to $50,000,000 in the current fiscal year.

                          MILITARY ASSISTANCE

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $75,000,000
1995 supplemental estimate..............................      27,200,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    This request is the final of three supplemental requests 
associated with operations in Haiti. As with the supplemental 
request for the development assistance fund and the economic 
support funds, these funds are being sought in order to 
reimburse fiscal year 1995 appropriations used for activities 
in Haiti. Budgetary constraints preclude approval of this 
request.

                    MULTILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $374,000,000
1995 rescission estimate................................................
House allowance.........................................     -25,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                  Agency for International Development

                      DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FUND

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $853,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -45,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

        DEBT RESTRUCTURING UNDER THE ENTERPRISE FOR THE AMERICAS

                               INITIATIVE

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  \1\ $7,000,000
1995 rescission estimate................................................
House allowance.........................................  \1\ -2,400,000
Committee recommendation................................................

\1\ The $2,400,000 rescission recommended by the House is specifically 
from funds appropriated under the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative 
in fiscal year 1993. The $7,000,000 appropriated for debt restructuring 
in 1995 is available ``for programs within the International Affairs 
budget function 150.''
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                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $2,349,000,000
1995 rescission estimate................................................
House allowance.........................................     -42,975,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    OPERATING EXPENSES FOR THE AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $517,500,000
1995 rescission estimate................................................
House allowance.........................................      -5,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

  ASSISTANCE FOR THE NEW INDEPENDENT STATES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $850,000,000
1995 rescission estimate................................................
House allowance.........................................     -47,700,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

                          MILITARY ASSISTANCE

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $75,000,000
1995 rescission estimate................................................
House allowance.........................................      -4,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

                           EXPORT ASSISTANCE

                EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES

                         SUBSIDY APPROPRIATION

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $786,551,000
1995 rescission estimate................................................
House allowance.........................................      -5,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

                      TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

                         TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $44,986,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -4,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

                               CHAPTER V

              DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AND RELATED AGENCIES

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                       Bureau of Land Management

                   Management of Lands and Resources

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $597,306,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................         -70,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                 -70,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $70,000 from 
management of lands and resources to be derived from amounts 
available for developing and finalizing the Roswell resource 
management plan/environmental impact statement and the Carlsbad 
resource management plan amendment/environmental impact 
statement and has placed a moratorium on implementation of such 
plans.

                        construction and access

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $12,068,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -4,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -2,100,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $2,100,000 from 
construction and access for the Campbell Creek Environmental 
Education Center, Alaska.

                       payments in lieu of taxes

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $103,909,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -5,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee has restored the $5,000,000 proposed for 
rescission by the House for payments in lieu of taxes.

                            land acquisition

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $14,757,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -1,997,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,497,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,497,000 from 
land acquisition to be distributed as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               House         Committee  
                                             allowance    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Organ Mountains, NM.....................       -$500,000  ..............
Oregon City, OR.........................        -728,000       -$728,000
Pariette Wetlands, UT...................        -185,000        -185,000
Warner Lake, OR.........................        -584,000        -584,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................      -1,997,000      -1,497,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

                          resource management

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $512,834,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -2,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -3,000,000

    The Committee has included a $3,000,000 rescission of funds 
available for final Endangered Species Act listings and 
critical habitat designations. A similar rescission is proposed 
as part of the Department of Defense supplemental 
appropriations bill. The issue of a revised funding level for 
Endangered Species Act programs will be considered by the 
Committee in the context of conference actions on both this 
bill and the Department of Defense supplemental.
    The Committee is concerned that the Fish and Wildlife 
Service may be considering using money from other programs, 
such as the hatchery program, to offset this rescission. No 
such transfer may be made without the prior approval of the 
Appropriations Committee consistent with the reprogramming 
guidelines contained in Senate Report 103-294.

                              construction

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $53,811,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -14,390,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -13,215,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $13,215,000 from 
construction to be distributed as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               House         Committee  
                                             allowance    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife                                       
 Refuge, AK, refuge facilities..........     -$1,100,000     -$1,100,000
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge,                                  
 IL, dam repairs, completed.............         -51,000         -51,000
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge,                                   
 KS, office/visitor center renovations..        -649,000        -649,000
Flood damage repair (public access).....  ..............        -800,000
Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge,                                  
 WA, Bowerman Basin trails..............        -349,000        -174,000
Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, TN,                                   
 handicapped fishing access.............        -485,000        -485,000
Hurricane Andrew relief funds, completed         -66,000         -66,000
J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife                                       
 Refuge, ND, dam and bridge, completed..  ..............         -30,000
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, AK,                                     
 Skilak loop campground.................      -4,097,000      -2,697,000
Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge, ND,                                  
 dam, completed.........................      -1,146,000        -966,000
Little River National Wildlife Refuge,                                  
 OK, headquarters office/visitor center.      -2,500,000      -2,500,000
Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge,                                
 FL:                                                                    
    Bridge, completed...................         -20,000         -20,000
    Facility, completed.................        -139,000        -139,000
Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge, IL,                                
 Brussels/Wapello, boat ramps...........        -408,000        -408,000
Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, NV,                                
 water delivery system..................      -1,200,000      -1,200,000
Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge,                                   
 CA, water supply.......................        -293,000         -43,000
Tensas National Wildlife Refuge, LA,                                    
 public use access road.................        -150,000        -150,000
Tishimingo National Wildlife Refuge, OK,                                
 administrative office..................        -422,000        -422,000
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge,                                   
 WI, lower barrier dike, completed......         -33,000         -33,000
Upper Mississippi National Wildlife                                     
 Refuge, MN:                                                            
    Repair public access................        -959,000        -959,000
    Boat ramps..........................        -319,000        -319,000
White River National Wildlife Refuge,                                   
 AR, Essex Bayou Bridge, completed......          -4,000          -4,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................     -14,390,000     -13,215,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            land acquisition

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $67,281,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -7,345,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -3,893,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $3,893,000 from 
land acquisition to be distributed as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               House         Committee  
                                             allowance    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, TX....  ..............       -$309,000
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge,                                 
 WV.....................................       -$500,000  ..............
EB Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ      -2,800,000      -1,152,000
Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge,                                  
 WA.....................................        -749,000  ..............
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge,                                 
 MA.....................................        -352,000        -331,000
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge,                                
 HI.....................................  ..............        -704,000
Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge,                                  
 ME-NH..................................      -2,250,000        -430,000
Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge,                                  
 NV.....................................  ..............        -327,000
Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, ME        -461,000        -423,000
Walnut Creek National Wildlife Refuge,                                  
 IA.....................................        -233,000        -217,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................      -7,345,000      -3,893,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       National Biological Survey

                   research, inventories, and surveys

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $166,890,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -16,680,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -12,544,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $12,544,000 from 
research, inventories, and surveys, which is $4,136,000 less 
than the House allowance. The distribution of the recommended 
rescission follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               House         Committee                  
                             allowance    recommendation      Change    
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Research................     -$8,660,000  ..............     +$8,660,000
    Species at risk.....  ..............       -$500,000        -500,000
    Black duck..........  ..............        -222,000        -222,000
    Pacific Northwest                                                   
     forest plan (new                                                   
     research)..........  ..............        -127,000        -127,000
                         -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal research.      -8,660,000        -849,000      +7,811,000
                         ===============================================
Inventory and monitoring      -3,350,000  ..............      +3,350,000
    Vegetation mapping..  ..............        -500,000        -500,000
    Biomonitoring of                                                    
     environmental                                                      
     status and trends                                                  
     [BEST].............  ..............        -500,000        -500,000
    Cross-site                                                          
     comparisons and                                                    
     syntheses [NSF]....  ..............        -200,000        -200,000
                         -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal inventory                                                
       and monitoring...      -3,350,000      -1,200,000      +2,150,000
                         ===============================================
Information transfer....      -1,870,000  ..............      +1,870,000
    Ecosystem                                                           
     information and                                                    
     collection.........  ..............        -320,000        -320,000
    National biological                                                 
     information                                                        
     infrastructure.....  ..............        -300,000        -300,000
                         -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal                                                          
       information                                                      
       transfer.........      -1,870,000        -620,000      +1,250,000
                         ===============================================
Cooperative research                                                    
 units..................      -1,450,000  ..............      +1,450,000
Facilities operation and                                                
 maintenance............        -750,000  ..............        +750,000
Administration..........        -600,000        -175,000        +425,000
Unobligated carryover                                                   
 from 1994..............  ..............      -9,700,000      -9,700,000
                         -----------------------------------------------
      Total, research,                                                  
       inventories, and                                                 
       surveys..........     -16,680,000     -12,544,000      +4,136,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         National Park Service

                              construction

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $184,588,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -22,831,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -25,970,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $25,970,000 from 
construction, which is $3,139,000 more than the House 
allowance. The Committee's recommendation includes projects 
which are of low priority and can be postponed. Consideration 
was given to projects which are underway and have a significant 
amount of non-Federal cost sharing. The distribution of the 
recommended rescission follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               House         Committee  
                                             allowance    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bering Land Bridge National Park and                                    
 Preserve (employee housing), AK........  ..............       -$264,000
Big South Fork National Recreation Area                                 
 (reconstruct lodge and facility), TN...  ..............        -271,000
Blue Ridge Parkway (administration), NC.  ..............        -905,000
Blue Ridge Parkway (Fisher Peak), VA....     -$4,900,000      -4,900,000
Chamizal National Monument, TX..........      -1,200,000      -1,200,000
Chickamauga-Chattanooga National                                        
 Military Park, GA......................      -1,900,000      -1,900,000
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation                                     
 Area, OH...............................        -200,000  ..............
    Boston Store........................  ..............      -1,734,000
    Remove abandoned structures.........  ..............        -259,000
Gates of the Arctic National Park and                                   
 Preserve (employee bunkhouse), AK......  ..............        -778,000
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve                                  
 (employee housing), AK.................  ..............        -800,000
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ..........      -2,000,000      -2,000,000
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (phase                                 
 I Goodfellow Camp), IN.................  ..............        -788,000
Lincoln Research Center, IL.............      -5,100,000      -5,100,000
Lowell Historic Preservation Commission,                                
 MA.....................................      -1,773,000  ..............
Lowell National Historic Park                                           
 (rehabilitate Irk St. Agent's house),                                  
 MA.....................................  ..............        -849,000
Maine Acadian Culture (technical                                        
 assistance), ME........................        -995,000        -995,000
Monocacy National Battlefield                                           
 (Gambrill), MD.........................        -863,000      -1,473,000
National Trail Center, IA...............      -3,700,000  ..............
Steamtown National Historic Site, PA....  ..............      -1,002,000
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site                                 
 (structures rehabilitation), MO........  ..............        -552,000
Vicksburg National Battlefield                                          
 (technical assistance), MS.............        -200,000        -200,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................     -22,831,000     -25,970,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     urban park and recreation fund

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $7,486,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -7,480,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -7,480,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $7,480,000 from 
the urban park and recreation fund, which is the same as the 
House allowance.

                 land acquisition and state assistance

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $87,768,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -16,509,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -11,297,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $11,297,000 from 
land acquisition to be distributed as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               House         Committee  
                                             allowance    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Acadia National Park, ME................     -$1,000,000       -$667,000
Alaska Exchange, AK.....................  ..............        -100,000
Alleghany Portage National Historic                                     
 Site, PA...............................  ..............        -365,000
Antietam National Battlefield, MD.......      -1,400,000        -700,000
Big South Fork National Recreation Area,                                
 TN-KY..................................        -500,000        -500,000
Biscayne National Park, FL..............  ..............        -393,000
Black Canyon, NM........................  ..............         -93,000
Chaco Culture National Historical Park,                                 
 NM.....................................        -271,000  ..............
Colonial National Historical Park, VA...  ..............         -13,000
Congaree Swamp NM-SC....................        -100,000        -100,000
C&O; Canal National Historical Park, MD-                                 
 WV-DC..................................        -205,000  ..............
Denali National Park, AK................      -4,800,000      -1,000,000
Fire Island National Seashore, NY.......        -300,000        -300,000
Fort Raleigh National Historical Site,                                  
 NC.....................................        -372,000        -372,000
Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL-MS...  ..............         -55,000
Jefferson Expansion Memorial, IL........        -700,000        -700,000
Lowell National Historical Park, MA.....        -447,000        -447,000
Natchez National Historical Park, MS....        -321,000  ..............
North Cascades National Park, WA........  ..............         -31,000
Obed River, Wild and Scenic River, TN...        -261,000        -261,000
Palo Alto National Battlefield, TX......        -494,000  ..............
Petersburg National Battlefield, VA.....  ..............        -119,000
Pictured Rocks National Seashore, MI....  ..............        -133,000
Salem Maritime National Historic Site,                                  
 MA.....................................  ..............        -160,000
Salt River National Historical Park, VI.      -3,000,000      -3,000,000
San Antonio Missions National Historical                                
 Park, TX...............................        -424,000        -424,000
Utah lands exchanges, UT................  ..............        -100,000
Valley Forge National Historical Park,                                  
 PA.....................................      -1,300,000        -650,000
Weir Farm National Historic Site, CT....        -614,000        -614,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................     -16,509,000     -11,297,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      Minerals Management Service

                royalty and offshore minerals management

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $188,695,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                                -814,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $814,000 of the 
more than $13,000,000 appropriated for the Environmental 
Studies Program in fiscal year 1995. Remaining funds should be 
sufficient to support existing and planned drilling activities.

                        Bureau of Indian Affairs

                      operation of indian programs

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,523,862,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -4,046,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -11,350,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $11,350,000 from 
operation of Indian programs. The rescission includes 
$2,000,000 for the Indian self-determination fund, $750,000 for 
the forward-funded education programs, $4,500,000 for central 
office operations, $3,000,000 for area office operations, 
$600,000 for community reservation economic development grants, 
and $500,000 from Indian rights protection. The Committee has 
restored $2,583,000 for Indian business development grants 
proposed for rescission by the House and $1,463,000 for special 
tribal courts. The $750,000 proposed for rescission from 
forward-funded education programs should be derived by reducing 
travel not related to student transportation.

                              construction

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $130,021,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -10,309,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -9,571,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $9,571,000 from 
construction, including $2,900,000 for employee housing, 
$4,000,000 for contingency funds, $1,671,000 for emergency 
shelters, and a general reduction of $1,000,000. The Committee 
has restored $1,409,000 for fish hatchery rehabilitation 
proposed for rescission by the House.

                   indian direct loan program account

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $2,479,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,900,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,900,000 from 
the Indian direct loan program account. This represents 
unobligated balances remaining in the program.

                 Territorial and International Affairs

                     administration of territories

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $80,139,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -2,438,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,900,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,900,000 from 
administration of territories, including $400,000 from 
maintenance assistance, $750,000 from technical assistance and 
$750,000 from insular management.

                 trust territory of the pacific islands

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $19,800,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -32,139,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -32,139,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $32,139,000 in 
unobligated prior-year balances from Trust Territory of the 
Pacific Islands. These funds are no longer required due to 
implementation of the Compact of Free Association for Palau and 
the termination of the trusteeship.

                      compact of free association

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $24,574,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,000,000 from 
Compact of Free Association for Federal services assistance. 
These funds are not required to maintain adequate Federal 
services in the territories.

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                             Forest Service

                            forest research

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $199,748,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -6,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -6,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $6,000,000 from 
forest research, which is the same as the House allowance. This 
reduction represents the approximate increase in this account 
from fiscal year 1994 to fiscal year 1995. The reduction should 
be shared by the Washington office and each research station. 
To the extent possible, the Forest Service should maintain 
ongoing programs that are carried forward from fiscal year 1994 
into fiscal year 1995 before placing a priority on redirecting 
remaining funds from these programs into new starts or new 
initiatives. Among the programs that the Forest Service should 
continue to support are ongoing cooperative research efforts 
between the Forest Service and universities and other partners.

                       state and private forestry

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $160,956,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -12,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -6,250,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $6,250,000 from 
State and private forestry for the Forest Legacy Program, which 
is $6,250,000 less than the House allowance.

                         international forestry

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $6,987,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -1,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -3,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $3,000,000 from 
international forestry, which is $2,000,000 more than the House 
allowance.

                         national forest system

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,330,543,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -3,327,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee is not in agreement with the House allowance.

                              construction

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $202,798,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -4,919,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -7,824,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $7,824,000 from 
construction, which is $2,905,000 more than the House 
allowance. A technical correction is included that allows for a 
transfer of the funds to the general fund of the Treasury in 
fiscal year 1995 collected under 16 U.S.C. 501, expenditure 
from receipts for roads and trails; cooperation with State 
authorities; evaluation of receipts. These funds are intended 
for use in the year for which they are collected, consistent 
with the Committee's intention when the fiscal year 1995 
Interior bill was enacted.
    The distribution of the recommended rescission follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               House         Committee  
                                             allowance    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama National Forests, Bankhead                                      
 National Forest, Clear Creek Campground       -$418,000       -$415,000
Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest, CO,                                  
 Boulder office.........................         -50,000         -50,000
Chequamegon National Forest, WI,                                        
 Northern Great Lakes Vistor Center.....  ..............        -300,000
Croatan National Forest, NC, Cedar Point                                
 and Flanders Beach Campgrounds.........  ..............        -599,000
FA&O; change orders/claims, region 9.....  ..............        -100,000
Florida National Forests, Ocala National                                
 Forest, Salt Springs:                                                  
    Rehabilitation......................        -599,000        -515,000
    Roads...............................  ..............        -457,000
Hiawatha National Forest, MI, St. Ignace                                
 administrative site....................        -210,000  ..............
Job Corps, region 8, three ranger                                       
 district expansions....................  ..............        -413,000
Kaibab National Forest, AZ, Chalender                                   
 Ranger Station.........................         -85,000  ..............
Lake Tahoe Basin management unit, CA,                                   
 supervisors office.....................  ..............        -486,000
Lolo National Forest, MT, Seeley Lake                                   
 warehouse..............................        -239,000        -214,000
Los Padres National Forest, CA, Arroyo                                  
 Seco Recreation Site...................  ..............      -1,469,000
Nebraska National Forest, Hudson-Meng,                                  
 Prairie Center design..................        -231,000  ..............
North Carolina National Forests, NC:                                    
    Cradle of forestry..................  ..............        -500,000
    Uwharrie National River, Badin Lake                                 
     Campgrounds........................        -399,000        -134,000
Pike/San Isabel National Forest, CO,                                    
 Twin Lakes Recreation Area.............        -370,000        -330,000
Routt National Forest, CO:                                              
    Fish Creek Falls Recreation Area....         -77,000  ..............
    Routt office........................        -211,000        -161,000
Sierra National Forest, CA, Huntington/                                 
 Deer Creek.............................  ..............        -309,000
    Roads...............................  ..............        -635,000
Texas National Forest, Cagle Campground.        -238,000        -230,000
    Roads...............................  ..............        -114,000
Toiyabe National Forest, NV, Carson                                     
 office expansion.......................        -360,000  ..............
Tongass-Chatham National Forest, AK,                                    
 Hoonah warehouse.......................        -494,000  ..............
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UT, Salt                                 
 Lake district office...................        -351,000        -351,000
White River National Forest, CO:                                        
    Maroon Valley Recreation Area.......         -95,000         -42,000
    Redstone Campground.................        -492,000  ..............
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................      -4,919,000      -7,824,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            land acquisition

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $65,311,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -3,974,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -3,020,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $3,020,000 from 
land acquisition to be distributed as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               House         Committee  
                                             allowance    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chattooga Wild and Scenic River, NC-SC..       -$405,000  ..............
Colorado Wilderness, CO.................        -300,000  ..............
Green Mountain National Forest, VT......      -1,600,000  ..............
Osceola (Pinhook Swamp), FL.............  ..............       -$400,000
Pinhoti Trail (trail acquisition), AL...        -257,000        -135,000
Carribean National Forest, PR...........  ..............        -163,000
Rio Grande (Kit Carson), CO.............  ..............      -1,500,000
Seneca Rocks, WV........................        -422,000  ..............
Uwharrie National Forest, NC............        -900,000        -621,000
Wayne National Forest, OH...............         -90,000          -4,000
Wisconsin national forests..............  ..............        -197,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................      -3,974,000      -3,020,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

                 fossil energy research and development

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $424,801,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -18,650,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -20,750,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $20,750,000 from 
fossil energy research and development. The rescission includes 
$5,000,000 in the oil program, including $1,000,000 for class 4 
recovery field demonstrations and $4,000,000 for the advanced 
computational initiative; $8,300,000 in the coal program, 
including $4,800,000 for the mild gasification facility, 
$2,000,000 for indirect liquefaction and $1,500,000 for direct 
liquefaction; and $7,450,000 for the natural gas program, 
including $3,500,000 for the advanced computational initiative, 
$1,250,000 for coal bed methane research, $1,700,000 for planar 
solid oxide fuel cells, and $1,000,000 for gas to liquids 
research.

                 naval petroleum and oil shale reserves

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $187,048,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -21,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -11,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $11,000,000 from 
the naval petroleum and oil shale reserves [NPR]. Remaining 
funds available should be sufficient for NPR operations in 
fiscal year 1995.
    The Committee notes that the reserves represent a 
significant national asset, regardless of whether they are 
retained by the Federal Government or corporatized and sold as 
proposed by the President. The Committee is disappointed that 
the Department's caretaker budget request for fiscal year 1996 
does not provide adequate funds to preserve the value of that 
asset. The Committee hopes this rescission will prompt the 
Department to take immediate steps to reduce operating costs at 
the reserves. The Department should carefully examine staffing 
levels in all areas and strive to make them comparable to 
private sector oil and gas operations. The Department should 
also review the necessity of applying all DOE orders to 
operations at the reserves. The Committee believes these 
actions can be taken without impacting current or future oil 
and gas production, and regardless of whether Congress 
ultimately decides to sell the reserves.

                          energy conservation

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $791,679,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -59,928,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -48,628,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $48,628,000 from 
energy conservation, including $34,928,000 in fiscal year 1995 
funding and $13,700,000 in fiscal year 1994 funding.
    The $13,700,000 in fiscal year 1994 funding which is 
recommended for rescission was appropriated in industry 
programs for a direct steelmaking project.
    The $11,010,000 proposed for rescission from the buildings 
programs includes $2,500,000 from the Rebuild America Program, 
$510,000 from heating and cooling market pull partnerships, 
$1,000,000 from State assistance in codes and standards, 
$5,000,000 from the Federal energy efficiency fund, $1,000,000 
from Federal Energy Management Program planning, and a general 
reduction of $1,000,000.
    The $18,618,000 proposed for rescission from industry 
programs includes the $13,700,000 from the direct steelmaking 
project, $347,000 from electric drives, $1,571,000 from the 
climate wise initiative, and a general reduction of $3,000,000.
    Within the transportation program, the $7,500,000 proposed 
for rescission includes $5,000,000 for fleet demonstration 
purchases by Federal agencies, a reduction of $1,500,000 from 
funding for a partnership for a new generation of vehicles, and 
a general reduction of $1,000,000.
    The $11,500,000 proposed for rescission for technical and 
financial assistance includes $10,000,000 for the 
weatherization assistance program and a $1,500,000 general 
reduction. The proposed rescission will allow an increase of 
$10,000,000 over the fiscal year 1994 level for the 
weatherization assistance program and should not interfere with 
the implementation of the new funding distribution formula.
    The Committee has included general reductions within each 
program, which are to be applied primarily to new program 
starts in fiscal year 1995. The Department should review its 
programs in light of funding constraints for both fiscal years 
1995 and 1996. The Committee is concerned particularly by the 
number of programs proposed for funding through the climate 
change action plan in fiscal year 1995 and the proposed 
expansion of these programs in future years. These programs 
should not be protected at the expense of successful, ongoing 
programs.

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

              Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

                            indian education

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $83,341,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -2,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -2,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $2,000,000 from 
Indian education for special programs for Indian children. The 
rescission leaves sufficient funds and flexibility for the 
Department to continue to fund grantees.

                         OTHER RELATED AGENCIES

                        Smithsonian Institution

        construction and improvements, national zoological park

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $4,042,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -1,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,000,000 from 
construction and improvements, National Zoological Park. Of 
this amount, $500,000 is rescinded from the Front Royal 
Conservation and Research Center for road repairs and $500,000 
from construction of the aquatic trail at the National 
Zoological Park.

                              construction

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $29,244,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -31,012,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -11,237,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $11,237,000 from 
construction. The following rescissions are recommended: 
$1,700,000 for the Post Office Building renovation, $3,900,000 
for the Air and Space Museum extension, $2,500,000 for the 
National Museum of the American Indian Cultural Center in 
Suitland, MD, $987,000 for planning of the National Museum of 
the American Indian Mall facility, and $2,150,000 from the 
alterations and modifications activity for projects that most 
likely will not be started this year.
    The Committee does not concur in the proposal of the House 
to rescind all construction funds associated with the National 
Museum of the American Indian [NMAI]. In recent testimony 
before the Committee, the Secretary of the Smithsonian 
Institution indicated that the construction of the cultural 
resources facility in Suitland, MD is a critical requirement, 
if the Smithsonian is to fulfill its responsibilities, as 
assigned by Congress, to preserve and protect the Heye 
collection against damage and deterioration. Of the $21,900,000 
appropriated to date for construction of this facility, the 
Committee rescinds $2,500,000 in estimated savings on 
construction costs gained by exemption of this project from the 
Davis-Bacon Act. Bill language is included to provide this 
exemption from Davis-Bacon. The Committee expects that further 
savings of approximately $1,500,000 will be applied against the 
appropriation requested in fiscal year 1996 to complete this 
project.
    The Committee proposes to rescind $987,000 in additional 
planning and design funds for the NMAI facility on The Mall, 
with the understanding that this rescission will not affect 
continued progress on the design of the facility at this time. 
The Committee understands that the conceptual design is 
anticipated to be finished by September 1995 and recommends 
that additional funds not be provided until the Committee has 
had an opportunity to review the completed conceptual design of 
the proposed facility and its associated costs. The Committee 
also expects the Smithsonian to develop various cost scenarios 
for The Mall facility, including the possibility of decreasing 
the amount of federally appropriated funds to be contributed.

                        National Gallery of Art

            repair, restoration, and renovation of buildings

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $4,423,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -407,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -407,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $407,000 to 
eliminate the remaining funds for a proposed sculpture garden.

             John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

                              construction

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $19,306,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -3,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -3,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $3,000,000 from 
construction for capital repair and renovation program, which 
is the same as the House allowance. The Committee recognizes 
the critical repair needs of the Presidential monument. It is 
the Committee's understanding that the rescission of these 
funds should not interfere with the rehabilitation efforts that 
are currently underway for fiscal year 1995.

            Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

                         salaries and expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $9,878,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -2,300,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,000,000 from 
the Wilson Center for costs associated with its prospective 
move to the Federal Triangle Building. The Committee is 
concerned that the GSA estimates the annual rent for this new 
space at $4,400,000. While the Committee understands that the 
Wilson Center has been authorized since 1968 to have a presence 
on Pennsylvania Avenue, current budgetary constraints may 
preclude proceeding at this time. Therefore, the Committee 
encourages the Wilson Center and the relevant authorizing 
committees to consider alternative arrangements that would be 
more cost effective. The Committee is unable to provide any 
assurances to the Wilson Center at this time regarding the 
appropriation of funds to pay for future costs associated with 
the proposed move, and expects the Wilson Center to proceed 
carefully in light of the uncertain budget environment 
anticipated in the coming years. Otherwise, the projected 
increase of approximately $3,900,000 in rental costs may need 
to be paid for from the base budget of the agency, thereby 
defeating the intent of the original legislation to create a 
living memorial.

           National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

                    National Endowment for the Arts

                       grants and administration

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $141,683,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -5,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -5,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $5,000,000 from 
grants and administration, which is the same as the House 
allowance. Of this amount, $1,000,000 is rescinded from 
administration and $4,000,000 is rescinded from the arts 
program. Recognizing that the grant programs awards are not all 
on the same time schedule, it is left up to the discretion of 
the Endowment to determine how to best distribute the grants 
reduction.

                 National Endowment for the Humanities

                       grants and administration

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $151,131,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -5,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -5,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $5,000,000, which 
consists of $1,000,000 from administration and $4,000,000 from 
the grants program.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Section 501. The Department of the Interior announced 
December 5, 1994, that it would withdraw its proposed listing 
of the Alabama sturgeon as an endangered species. The 
Department has since indicated that the Fish and Wildlife 
Service will continue to search for another live sturgeon 
specimen in certain Alabama rivers. Given the exhaustive 
scrutiny that the previous listing proposal has received over 
the past 2 years, the Committee believes that further funding 
for this activity is wasteful and redundant. The Committee has, 
therefore, included bill language prohibiting the Department of 
the Interior from using appropriated funds to search for the 
Alabama sturgeon in the Alabama, Cahaba, or Tombigbee River or 
in the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in Alabama or Mississippi.
    Section 502. The Committee has included bill language 
regarding the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to encourage 
settlement of an ongoing dispute between the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service and the State of Virginia. The Committee 
strongly urges the Fish and Wildlife Service and the State to 
negotiate a new, multiyear agreement that is consistent with 
the authorized purposes of the Back Bay Refuge and that 
provides adequate access to False Cape State Park. The 
Committee notes that it will be more inclined to support other 
projects in the State of Virginia if the Back Bay dispute is 
resolved swiftly and in a cooperative manner. The Committee 
expects regular progress reports from the Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
    Section 503. The Committee has included bill language 
regarding habitat conservation areas on the Tongass National 
Forest. With the exception of the goshawk, no funds may be used 
to implement habitat conservation areas for species which have 
not been declared threatened or endangered. The goshawk habitat 
conservation areas cannot exceed 300 acres. The Secretary of 
Agriculture must notify the appropriate committees of Congress 
within 30 days when a goshawk habitat conservation area results 
in a delayed or canceled timber sale.

                               CHAPTER VI

  DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND 
                            RELATED AGENCIES

                          DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

                 Employment and Training Administration

                    TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $5,505,885,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................  -2,284,132,000

Committee recommendation

                                                          -1,521,220,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,521,220,000 for 
Training and Employment Services, which is $762,912,000 less 
than the House recommendation. The President requested no 
rescissions in this account. Most of these funds are not 
available for obligation until July 1, 1995. The following 
table reflects the Committee's recommendations:

                        [In thousands of dollars]                       
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Fiscal year        House          Senate    
         Program               1995         recommended     recommended 
                          appropriations    rescission      rescission  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Adult Job Training......       1,054,813         -33,000         -33,000
Youth Job Training......         598,682        -310,000        -472,010
Summer Youth Employment                                                 
 (1995).................         867,070        -867,070  ..............
Summer Youth Employment                                                 
 (1996).................         871,540        -871,540        -871,540
Displaced Worker Program       1,296,000         -99,300         -35,600
School-to-Work..........         125,000         -12,500         -15,000
Job Corps Construction..         142,029         -10,000         -46,404
Youth Fair Chance.......          24,785         -24,785         -24,785
Native American Job                                                     
 Training...............          64,080          -6,408  ..............
Migrants and Seasonal                                                   
 Farmworkers............          85,710          -8,571  ..............
JTPA Pilots and                                                         
 Demonstrations.........          35,522         -10,500          -6,236
JTPA Research and                                                       
 Demonstration..........          12,196          -3,000          -3,000
Veterans Homeless Job                                                   
 Training...............           5,011          -5,011  ..............
Rural Concentrated                                                      
 Employment Programs....           3,861          -3,861          -3,861
American Samoans........           5,000          -5,000  ..............
Microenterprise grants..           2,250          -2,250  ..............
JTPA capacity building..           6,000          -6,000          -6,000
National Commission for                                                 
 Employment.............           2,223          -2,223            -750
National Occupational                                                   
 Information............           6,000            -500            -421
National Center for the                                                 
 Workplace..............           1,113          -1,113          -1,113
National Skill Standards                                                
 Board..................           6,000          -1,500          -1,500
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    The Committee concurs with the House in recommending 
rescission of $33,000,000 for the adult job training program 
under the Job Training Partnership Act [JTPA]. This represents 
a 3.1-percent reduction in the fiscal year 1995 appropriation, 
but still allows a 3.4-percent increase over the fiscal year 
1994 appropriation of $988,021,000. The fiscal year 1995 
appropriation is not available for obligation until July 1, 
1995.
    For the youth job training program authorized by title II, 
part C of JTPA, the Committee recommends a rescission of 
$472,010,000, compared to the House recommendation of 
$310,000,000. The President requested a reduction in this 
program for fiscal year 1996. This program has failed to 
produce positive effects for out-of-school youths, either male 
or female, as detailed in the Department's recently published 
review of the impacts of employment and training programs 
entitled What's Working and What's Not.
    The Committee does not concur with the recommendation of 
the House to rescind appropriations which would terminate the 
1995 summer youth employment program under JTPA. The 
Department's review of employment and training programs notes 
that this program is successful in greatly increasing the total 
summer job opportunities available to disadvantaged minority 
youth. Evaluations of this program show that two out of three 
youth employed by the program would not otherwise have worked 
during the summer. A recent evaluation of the program found 
that youth were almost always engaged in real work as opposed 
to makework, the youth wanted to work, the youth were generally 
well supervised by competent and motivated worksite 
supervisors, and the youth acquired or strengthened general 
work skills. Terminating this program would mean leaving 
hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged youth without summer 
jobs and on the streets. The Committee, however, has deleted 
funding for the 1996 summer youth advance appropriation; it is 
the Committee's intent to address this matter in the fiscal 
year 1996 regular Labor, HHS appropriations bill, which will 
still provide sufficient lead-time for adequate program 
planning. In addition, to promote greater flexibility in local 
decisionmaking, the Committee has included bill language to 
give service delivery areas greater latitude in transferring 
funds among JTPA youth programs.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $35,600,000, 
compared to the House recommendation of $99,300,000, for the 
dislocated worker program under title III of JTPA, of which 
$20,000,000 will be taken from the Secretary's discretionary 
account. This represents 20 percent of the increase provided in 
the Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations Act. The amount remaining 
after the rescission would be $1,260,400,000, an increase over 
fiscal year 1994 of 13 percent. The Committee does not concur 
with the larger House rescission because this program will need 
to meet an expected increase in worker dislocations; for 
example, the Base Re-Alignment and Closure Commission is 
expected to announce base closures affecting more than 30,000 
workers. Also, during 1995, many of the requirements of the 
Clean Air Act will go into effect, resulting in increased 
demand for services in program year 1995 by workers who are 
laid off as a result; this will most severely impact coal 
producing States. These pressures will be on top of the need to 
help workers impacted by restrictions on timber harvests in the 
Northwest, the secondary impact of international trade 
agreements which are not covered by the Trade Adjustment 
Assistance Program, and natural disasters.
    For the School-to-Work Program which is in its second year 
of operation, the Committee recommends a rescission of 
$15,000,000, compared to the House recommendation of 
$12,500,000. The amount recommended for rescission reflects the 
Committee's decision to reduce certain Presidential and 
congressional investment programs within this chapter by 20 
percent of the increase provided over fiscal year 1994. The 
original appropriation was $125,000,000; in fiscal year 1994 it 
was only $50,000,000. After the rescission, the program would 
still have more than double the funds that it had in fiscal 
year 1994. While the Committee supports this program, it is 
necessary to find savings in all areas of the budget in the 
current fiscal climate.
    The Committee concurs with the House in recommending 
rescission of the entire amount of the appropriation for the 
Youth Fair Chance Program under JTPA, the fiscal year 1995 
amount was $24,785,000. This separate categorical program 
provides short-term training services similar to that provided 
by other JTPA and vocational education programs.
    For the native American and migrant and seasonal farmworker 
job training programs, the Committee does not concur with the 
proposed rescissions of the House. These rescissions would 
weaken services for native American, native Hawaiian, and 
Alaska Native workers in some of the most economically 
depressed communities in the country. The rescissions proposed 
by the House would also impede efforts to alleviate chronic 
unemployment and underemployment experienced by farmworkers and 
would eliminate services to approximately 5,000 farmworkers and 
their families.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $6,236,000 for 
pilots and demonstrations under JTPA, compared to the House 
recommendation of $10,500,000. This reduction represents the 
amount in excess of that needed for continuations in program 
year 1994.
    The Committee concurs with the House in recommending a 
rescission of $3,000,000 for research and demonstrations under 
JTPA. This reduction still leaves $9,196,000 remaining after 
the rescission.
    For the Job Corps Program, the Committee recommends a 
rescission of $46,404,000 for capital costs, compared to the 
House recommendation of $10,000,000. This eliminates funding 
for 12 new centers which were to have been opened in 1996 
through 1998. To complete construction of these centers would 
require further appropriations of more than $100,000,000 in 
fiscal years 1996-97, as well as additional annual funding of 
nearly $120,000,000 over current levels to operate the centers. 
While the Committee continues to support the Job Corps Program, 
it believes it is more prudent in the current fiscal climate to 
use limited funding for operations, repairs, and renovations 
needed at existing centers. The Committee notes, however, that 
the administration may close selected low-performing centers, 
which may allow the Committee to consider shifting funds for 
high priority new facilities; the Committee will reconsider new 
centers at that time.
    The Committee concurs with the House in rescinding funds 
that would eliminate some small job training activities. These 
include rural concentrated employment programs and JTPA 
capacity building activities but does not include American 
Samoan training, microenterprise grants, or veterans homeless 
job training. The Committee concurs with the House in 
recommending elimination of the National Center for the 
Workplace, which the President proposes to eliminate in fiscal 
year 1996. The Committee does not concur with the House in 
eliminating the National Commission for Employment Policy. The 
Committee has provided for a phase out level equal to the 
fiscal year 1994 appropriation to allow for the orderly 
discontinuation of staff resources. The Committee concurs with 
the House in recommending rescission of $1,500,000 for the 
National Skills Standards Board and recommends rescinding 
$421,000 for the National Occupational Information Coordinating 
Committee, compared to the House recommendation of $500,000.

            COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT FOR OLDER AMERICANS

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $410,500,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -14,440,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -14,440,000

    The Committee concurs with the House in recommending a 
rescission of $14,440,000 for Community Service Employment for 
Older Americans. The administration did not request a 
rescission for this account; however, the revised appropriation 
is now the same level originally requested by the President for 
program year 1995, which begins July 1, 1995.
    This rescission represents an overall 3.5-percent 
reduction, with $11,263,000 coming from national contractors, 
and $3,177,000 from State grants.

     STATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OPERATIONS

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $3,416,285,000
1995 rescission request.................................     -40,700,000
House allowance.........................................     -59,700,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -67,700,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $67,700,000 for 
State unemployment insurance and employment service operations, 
compared to a rescission request of $40,700,000 and House 
recommendations of $59,700,000. The recommended reduction 
consists of $20,000,000 in Federal funds, and $47,700,000 in 
trust funds.
    The Committee concurs with the following rescission 
recommendations of the House: $7,000,000 from Employment 
Service State grants; $9,000,000 from excess postage funds of 
employment security agencies; and $31,700,000 from unemployment 
insurance service contingency funds that are in excess of 
requirements.
    For the new One-Stop Career Center Program, the Committee 
recommends a rescission of $20,000,000 compared to $12,000,000 
by the House. This still provides an appropriation of 
$100,000,000 for one-stop centers, double the previous years 
funding level of $50,000,000. The amount recommended for 
rescission reflects the Committee's decision to reduce certain 
Presidential and congressional investment programs within this 
chapter by 20 percent of the increase provided over fiscal year 
1994. The Committee remains supportive of this initiative, but 
feels that programs with large increases must absorb some cost 
reduction, due to severe budgetary constraints.

                  Employment Standards Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $248,992,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -2,487,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not concur with the House rescission of 
$2,487,000 for the Employment Standards Administration. The 
President's budget did not request a rescission for this 
agency; however, the Committee does recommend a rescission of 
$8,975,000 from the Department of Labor compliance assistance 
and enforcement activities, which is the balance of remaining 
unobligated funds from the amounts appropriated in fiscal year 
1995 for new enforcement staff and related automation 
activities.
    This includes rescinding remaining balances from funds 
originally provided for new Employment Standards Administration 
enforcement initiatives. The Committee believes this approach, 
rescinding funds for unfilled positions across all Labor 
Department enforcement agencies, is equitable, and should 
result in more significant outyear savings.

             Occupational Safety and Health Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $312,500,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -19,572,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not concur with the House rescission of 
$19,572,000 for the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration. The President's budget did not request a 
rescission for this agency.
    However, the Committee does recommend a rescission of 
$8,975,000 from the Department of Labor compliance assistance 
and enforcement activities, which is the balance of remaining 
unobligated funds from the amounts appropriated in fiscal year 
1995 for new enforcement staff and related automation 
activities. This includes rescinding the entire increase of 34 
full-time equivalent positions originally provided for the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Remained 
unfilled portions in the Office of the Solicitor and the Mine 
Safety and Health Administration are likewise eliminated.
    The Committee believes this approach, rescinding funds for 
unfilled positions across all Labor Department enforcement 
agencies, is equitable, and should result in more significant 
outyear savings.

                       Bureau of Labor Statistics

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $352,863,000
1995 rescission request.................................      -1,100,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,100,000

    The Committee concurs with the administration's request to 
rescind $1,100,000 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; the 
House did not recommend a rescission for this agency.
    These funds were originally intended to increase the number 
of direct use States from 11 to 13, in the Bureau's survey 
method for determining unemployment rates. At the present time, 
the Bureau of Labor Statistics directly produces monthly 
unemployment data for 11 large States, using estimating 
techniques for the remaining States. Given the continuing need 
for fiscal restraint, the Committee agrees with the 
administration that expanding direct use States in the current 
population survey is not a high priority at this time. The 
Bureau of Labor Statistics will continue publishing monthly 
unemployment rates for the affected States.

                           GENERAL PROVISION

    The Committee has included a general provision (Sec. 602), 
rescinding the balance of remaining unobligated funds from the 
amounts appropriated in fiscal year 1995 for new Labor 
Department enforcement staff and related automation activities.
    Of the $26,958,000 program increase that was provided for 
compliance assistance and enforcement activities in fiscal year 
1995, $8,975,000 are rescinded. Since the Labor Department has 
hired only 108 staff related to the 159 full-time equivalent 
positions which the Committee allowed in fiscal year 1995 for 
increased compliance assistance, funding of $3,660,000 related 
to the 51 unfilled full-time equivalent positions is rescinded. 
For automation equipment in support of this initiative, the 
Committee recommendation also eliminates remaining unspent 
balances of $5,315,000. The savings are primarily from the 
Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration.

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

              Health Resources and Services Administration

                     Health Resources and Services

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $3,056,203,000
1995 rescission request.................................     -29,147,000
House allowance.........................................     -53,925,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -42,071,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $42,071,000 for 
nine activities funded under this account, $11,854,000 less 
than the House allowance. The original fiscal year 1995 
appropriation for this account was $3,056,203,000. The 
President requested rescissions totaling $29,147,000. The 
recommended rescissions are as follows:

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                                            Fiscal year                 
                 Program                       1995         Rescission  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rural Health Research...................     $13,176,000     -$3,750,000
Native Hawaiian Health Care.............       4,524,000        -188,000
Pacific Basin Initiative................       2,861,000        -393,000
Organ Transplantation...................       2,629,000      -1,250,000
Trauma Care.............................       4,793,000      -4,500,000
Health Care Facilities..................      15,000,000      -4,000,000
Healthy Start...........................     110,000,000      -2,500,000
Rural Health Outreach Grants............      27,029,000      -1,875,000
Health Professions......................     290,303,000     -23,615,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total rescissions.................  ..............     -42,071,000
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    The Committee has not included the rescission of 
$12,500,000 from the National Health Service Corps. No 
rescission was proposed by the President. This program awards 
scholarships to health professions students and assists 
graduates of health professions school with loan repayments in 
return for an obligation to provide health care services in 
underserved rural and urban areas. Funds appropriated for this 
program also support the field activities of the NHSC including 
site development, travel costs of assignees, training and 
education, and the salaries of federally employed members of 
the Corps. Both the authorizing committees and the 
administration have proposed consolidation of this program with 
other work force development programs in fiscal year 1996. The 
rescission proposed by the House would eliminate funding for 
approximately 125 scholarships and loan repayment agreements 
and ultimately result in over 300,000 fewer medically 
underserved persons receiving care.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $3,750,000 for 
rural health research, the same level recommended by the House, 
bringing funding back to the fiscal year 1994 level. No 
rescission was proposed by the President. Funds appropriated 
for this program are used to support rural health research 
centers, rural telecommunication programs, the National 
Advisory Committee on Rural Health, and other projects.
    While the Committee recognizes the need to examine the 
amounts of funds available for State offices of rural health 
and recognizes that funding for these programs was increased in 
fiscal year 1995, the Committee does not concur in the House 
rescission of $3,875,000 for this program. The Committee 
believes that the rescission of these funds at this point in 
the year would severely impact the functioning of those 
offices. This program supports offices in all 50 States which 
focus on helping rural communities develop new systems of 
health care and better utilize their existing resources. The 
Committee has recommended a rescission of funds for the rural 
health outreach program to offset the restoration of funds for 
State offices of rural health.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $188,000 for 
native Hawaiian health care. This amount is $3,112,000 less 
than the House allowance and brings funding for the program 
back to the fiscal year 1994 level. No rescission was proposed 
by the President. The Committee recognizes that the health 
status of native Hawaiians continues to be far below that of 
other U.S. population groups. The Committee expects that the 
funding priorities under the Native Hawaiian Health Care Act 
shall be for the native Hawaiian health systems and the native 
Hawaiian health care scholarships. To the extent possible, the 
health care systems shall continue to receive funds to provide 
preventive and direct health care services.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $393,000 for 
initiatives in the Pacific basin region. This is $607,000 less 
than the House allowance and brings funding for the program 
back to the fiscal year 1994 level. No rescission was proposed 
by the President. These funds are used for projects that build 
capacity and improve health services, particularly in 
preventive health, and to provide technical assistance to carry 
out such projects.
    The bill includes a rescission of $1,250,000 for organ 
transplantation. Neither the House nor the President proposed a 
rescission for this program. Funds appropriated for organ 
transplantation support a scientific registry of organ 
transplant recipients and transplantation network to match 
donors and potential recipients of organs. The Committee's 
action is a step toward the phaseout of Federal support for 
this activity. Alternative sources of financing should be 
available for these activities.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $4,500,000 for the 
Trauma Care Program, the same as the House allowance. No 
rescission was proposed by the President. The Trauma Care 
Program provides grants to States to develop statewide trauma 
care and emergency medical service systems. The Trauma Care 
Program does not provide direct services to patients. The 
administration has proposed consolidating the Trauma Care 
Program with the Emergency Medical Services for Children 
Program in fiscal year 1996. Over $14,000,000 has been 
appropriated through fiscal year 1994 to assist 40 States in 
the development and improvement of trauma care systems in the 
States. While the Committee recognizes the important 
contribution the program has made to improving trauma care 
delivery, severe budget constraints require the consolidation 
of many categorical programs with narrowly defined purposes. 
Funding from programs, such as, preventive health services 
block grant, could be used by States and local communities for 
trauma systems improvement activities.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $4,000,000 of the 
$15,000,000 appropriated for the construction of health care 
facilities. This is $11,000,000 less than the House allowance. 
The President requested a rescission of $2,000,000 of these 
funds in the 1996 budget. Grants under this program are 
reviewed and awarded on a competitive basis.
    The bill includes a rescission of $2,500,000 for the 
Healthy Start Program. The amount recommended for rescission 
reflects the Committee's decision to reduce certain 
Presidential and congressional investment programs within this 
chapter by 20 percent of the increase provided over fiscal year 
1994. The new funding level of $107,500,000 is $10,000,000 
above the enacted level for fiscal year 1994. Healthy Start 
funds are used to support demonstration projects intended to 
reduce infant mortality and low birthweight births through 
comprehensive coordinated health and social services.
    The bill includes a rescission of $1,875,000 for rural 
outreach grants. No rescission was proposed by the House or by 
the President. It is the Committee's understanding that this 
rescission will not affect the awards of any continuation 
grants under this heading. Rural health outreach grants support 
coalitions of at least three health care providers to enhance 
the level of health services available in rural communities.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $23,615,000 for 
health professions and nurse training programs from the 
$290,303,000 appropriated for these programs for fiscal year 
1995 bringing the funding level to $266,088,000. This is 
$3,532,000 less than the administration request. No rescission 
was proposed by the House. All projects expected to be 
continued in fiscal year 1995 can be funded under this 
proposal; funds will only be reduced from program areas with 
funding available for new projects. The GAO has reviewed many 
of these programs to determine if they were effective in 
increasing the supply of primary care providers, improving 
their representation in medically underserved areas, and 
improving minority representation in the health professions. 
Their results were inconclusive due to the poor evaluation 
component of each of the individual programs. Both the 
authorizing committee and the administration have proposed 
legislation to reauthorize and consolidate these programs. The 
legislation is intend to clarify the goals, and introduce 
strong evaluation components into the programs.
    The recommended rescissions by program are as follows. The 
Committee suggests that the PHS 1 percent program evaluation 
fund be used for needed research and data analysis for health 
professions programs.

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                   Fiscal year     Administration                       
    Program       1995 enacted   proposedrescission  Committeerescission
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Area Health                                                             
 Education                                                              
 Centers.......     $24,625,000       -$3,926,000          -$1,000,000  
Health                                                                  
 Education                                                              
 Training                                                               
 Centers.......       3,709,000          -396,000             -396,000  
Geriatric                                                               
 Education                                                              
 Centers and                                                            
 Training......       9,092,000        -2,288,000           -2,288,000  
Rural Health                                                            
 Interdisciplin                                                         
 ary Training..       3,981,000          -101,000             -101,000  
General                                                                 
 Dentistry.....       3,730,000        -1,877,000           -1,177,000  
Allied Health..       3,935,000        -1,683,000           -1,500,000  
Chiropractic                                                            
 Demos.........         936,000          -936,000    ...................
Podiatric                                                               
 Medicine......         615,000          -615,000    ...................
Centers of                                                              
 Excellence....      23,481,000          -441,000             -707,000  
Exceptional                                                             
 Financial                                                              
 Scholarships..      11,113,000          -778,000             -852,000  
Financial                                                               
 Assistance for                                                         
 Disadvantage                                                           
 HP Students...       6,571,000          -492,000             -433,000  
Health Careers                                                          
 Opportunity                                                            
 Program.......      26,282,000        -1,967,000           -1,967,000  
Loan Repayment/                                                         
 Faculty.......       1,043,000          -132,000             -132,000  
Loans for                                                               
 Disadvantaged                                                          
 Students......       8,472,000          -623,000             -679,000  
Scholarships                                                            
 for                                                                    
 Disadvantaged                                                          
 Students......      18,262,000        -1,323,000           -1,323,000  
Family Medicine                                                         
 Programs......      47,194,000        -2,700,000           -2,700,000  
General                                                                 
 Internal                                                               
 Medicine and                                                           
 Pediatrics....      16,695,000          -192,000             -192,000  
Physician                                                               
 Assistants....       6,554,000        -1,210,000           -1,210,000  
Pacific Basin                                                           
 Medical                                                                
 Officer's                                                              
 Training......       1,497,000           -15,000    ...................
Public Health                                                           
 and Preventive                                                         
 Medicine......       7,746,000          -469,000             -469,000  
Health                                                                  
 Administration                                                         
 Training......         986,000            -8,000               -8,000  
Nursing Special                                                         
 Projects......      10,401,000          -922,000             -922,000  
Nurse                                                                   
 Practitioners/                                                         
 Midwives......      16,943,000        -1,339,000           -1,339,000  
Advanced Nurse                                                          
 Education.....      12,253,000        -1,018,000           -1,018,000  
Nurse                                                                   
 Anesthetist...       2,724,000          -250,000             -250,000  
Professional                                                            
 Nurse                                                                  
 Traineeships..      15,473,000        -1,072,000           -1,072,000  
Nursing                                                                 
 Education                                                              
 Opportunity                                                            
 for                                                                    
 Individuals                                                            
 from                                                                   
 Disadvantaged                                                          
 Backgrounds...       3,693,000          -130,000             -130,000  
HP Data Systems         637,000           -89,000             -637,000  
Research on                                                             
 Certain HP                                                             
 Issues........       1,113,000          -155,000           -1,113,000  
                --------------------------------------------------------
      Total....  ..............       -27,147,000          -23,615,000  
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

                Disease Control, Research, and Training

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $2,089,443,000
1995 rescission request.................................      -1,300,000
House allowance.........................................      -8,883,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,300,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,300,000 for one 
activity of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
[CDC]. This amount is $7,583,000 below the House recommendation 
and the same amount recommended by the President. The 
rescissions are taken against a base funding level of 
$2,089,443,000.
    The Committee has not included the rescission of $2,800,000 
from the infectious disease activities of the CDC proposed by 
the House. No rescission was proposed by the President. These 
activities focus on the surveillance of infectious diseases and 
the development and implementation of strategies to isolate, 
control, and prevent outbreaks. New and reemerging infectious 
diseases, including multidrug-resistant infections, pose an 
increasing threat to the health and well-being of the public. 
Funds provided in fiscal year 1995 will be used by the CDC to 
begin to implement their plan, ``Addressing Emerging Infectious 
Disease Threats: A Prevention Strategy for the United States.''
    The recommendation proposes a rescission of $1,300,000 of 
injury control funding. This is the same level recommended by 
the administration and the House. At the adjusted level of 
$43,700,000 funding for injury control activities is $4,371,000 
above the enacted level for fiscal year 1994. The Committee 
expects that the rescission of these funds be applied equitably 
across proposed activities.
    The Committee does not concur in the recommendation of the 
House to rescind $4,783,000 from the National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health. The President had recommended 
no rescission from this activity. The House level would have 
brought the Institute's appropriation back to the fiscal year 
1994 level, $2,596,000 below the budget request for fiscal year 
1995.

                     National Institutes of Health

                 National Center for Research Resources

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $294,877,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -20,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not concur in the recommendation of the 
House to rescind $20,000,000 from funds provided to the Center 
for the construction and renovation of extramural research 
facilities. These funds are awarded on a competitive basis, and 
are particularly important to small emerging institutions and 
the regional primate centers for upgrading research facilities.

                        Buildings and Facilities

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $114,120,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -50,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -79,289,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $79,289,000 of 
funds appropriated in previous fiscal years for intramural 
construction projects of the National Institutes of Health 
[NIH] which are no longer deemed necessary. The recommendation 
is $29,289,000 above the House level. No rescission was 
proposed by the President. The Committee understands that the 
NIH had considered reprogramming these funds for other priority 
projects.
    Appropriations for the National Institutes of Health 
totaled $11,334,098,000 for fiscal year 1995, an increase of 
$396,445,000 over the previous year. The amount recommended for 
rescission reflects the Committee's decision to reduce 
Presidential and congressional investment programs within this 
chapter by 20 percent of the increase provided over fiscal year 
1994. The recommendation is not a judgment of the merit of 
these projects. The Committee expects to work with the Director 
of the NIH during the fiscal year 1996 appropriations process 
to ensure sufficient funding is available to meet high-priority 
needs of its intramural research and administrative facilities.

       Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

               Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $2,181,407,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -14,700,000

    The Committee recommendation rescinds $1,300,000 of the 
$60,000,000 available for children's mental health programs in 
fiscal year 1995. No rescission was proposed by the House or by 
the President. At the adjusted level of $58,700,000, funding 
for children's mental health is $23,700,000 above the enacted 
level for fiscal year 1994. It is the Committee's understanding 
that the funds rescinded will be offset by a reduction in funds 
available for technical assistance and not by a reduction in 
service grants. This program supports community-based services 
for children and adolescents with serious emotional, 
behavioral, or mental disorders.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $13,400,000 from 
the substance abuse block grant. No rescission was proposed by 
the House or by the President. The amount recommended for 
rescission reflects the Committee's decision to reduce 
Presidential and congressional investment programs within this 
chapter by 20 percent of the increase provided for over fiscal 
year 1994. Substance abuse block grant funds are distributed to 
States according to a formula to provide alcohol and drug 
treatment services.

                     Assistant Secretary for Health

              OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HEALTH

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $66,767,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -1,400,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -2,320,000

    The Committee rescinds $1,400,000 of the $2,744,000 
available for health care data analysis activities in 1995, the 
same as the House allowance. No rescission was proposed by the 
President. Funding under this heading supports PHS efforts in 
the further development and future implementation of national 
health care reform.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $920,000 of the 
$1,500,000 provided by the Congress for fiscal year 1995 for 
employee buyouts, terminal leave, severance pay, and other 
costs related to the reduction of the number of employees in 
the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health. No rescission 
was proposed by the House or the President. Very recently, the 
Public Health Service sent the Committee a report on the 
progress it had made in reducing its staff. The report stated 
that PHS planned to use $902,000 of the funds provided for 
streamlining for the salaries and benefits of separating staff 
prior to their departure. The Committee did not intend that 
streamlining funds be used for that purpose. The Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Health received an appropriation for 
program management to support salaries and benefits of 
employees.

               Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

                    Health Care Policy and Research

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $138,642,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -3,132,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -3,132,000

    The Committee concurs with the House in recommending a 
rescission of $3,132,000 for the Agency for Health Care Policy 
and Research. The administration did not request a rescission 
for this agency. The rescission would continue to provide a 
small increase over 1994 levels in total resources for the 
agency.

                  Health Care Financing Administration

                           Program Management

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $2,207,135,000
1995 rescission request.................................     -20,000,000
House allowance.........................................     -28,200,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -21,200,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $21,200,000 from 
the ``Program management'' account of the Health Care Financing 
Administration. This is $7,000,000 less than the House 
recommendation and $1,200,000 more than the administration 
request.
    The reductions recommended are as follows:

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                                        Fiscal year 1995                                                        
                Program                   appropriation   Houserecommendedrescission  Senaterecommenddrescission
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Research..............................       $56,146,000           -$11,000,000                -$11,000,000     
Insurance Counseling..................        10,036,000             -5,500,000                  -5,500,000     
New Rural Health Grants...............         1,737,000             -1,700,000                  -1,700,000     
Rural Hospital Transition Grants......        17,584,000             -8,500,000       ..........................
Essential Access Community Hospitals..         3,500,000             -1,500,000                  -3,000,000     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    For research and insurance counseling, the recommended 
rescissions reduce funding to the levels originally requested 
by the President in fiscal year 1995. For new rural health 
grants, the rescission terminates the program. However, the 
Committee rejects the proposed rescission of rural hospital 
transition grants, which enables many struggling facilities to 
expand or improve services. For essential access community 
hospitals, which by law is limited to seven States, the 
recommended rescission would terminate the program, as proposed 
by the administration.

                     Social Security Administration

                  Supplemental Security Income Program

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date.............................. $21,225,101,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -67,000,000

    The Committee recommendation includes a reduction of 
$67,000,000 in the ``Supplemental security income'' 
appropriation, which adjusts the administrative cost line-item 
to account for the rescission recommended in the ``Limitation 
on administration expenses'' account. The $67,000,000 
reduction, coupled with $21,283,000 rescinded from OASDI funds, 
results in a total rescission recommendation of $88,283,000 as 
explained more fully under the ``Limitation in administration 
expenses'' account. The House did not consider this rescission, 
for which there was no budget request.

                 Limitation on Administration Expenses

                             (Rescissions)

1995 limitation to date.................................  $5,576,785,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -88,283,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $88,283,000 for 
the Social Security Administration, from the automation 
investment fund. The House did not consider this rescission, 
for which there was no budget request.
    The Committee supports the Social Security Administration's 
efforts to acquire new technology--especially since it has 
taken steps to identify how it can best use this technology to 
improve operations and service to the public. Specifically, the 
Social Security Administration has initiated a business process 
reengineering initiative and has more recently completed its 
general business plan which addresses the challenges facing the 
agency. The Committee, however, is very concerned that Social 
Security Administration's current plans to install new 
intelligent workstations and local area networks [IWS/LAN] have 
not been modified to efficiently and effectively support these 
initiatives. In this regard, the General Accounting Office 
[GAO] supports Social Security Administration's replacement of 
older equipment to support ongoing operations, but it has taken 
issue with the large number of computers and workstation 
furniture that the Social Security Administration currently 
plans to acquire.
    The Social Security Administration's current plan to 
provide more computers than staff in most of its offices 
appears to be, at this point, an expensive venture that the 
Committee should not support. Instead, the Committee agrees 
with the General Accounting Office that the Social Security 
Administration needs to better identify its computer needs by 
determining who needs a computer in each office, with no office 
getting more than one computer for each staff member. This is 
particularly important given the high cost of each workstation 
which GAO estimates to cost $7,185 ($1,885 for each computer 
and $5,300 for the associated ergonomic furniture).
    Because the Committee agrees with the General Accounting 
Office that the Social Security Administration needs to 
continue implementation of IWS/LAN, but that it may be 
overspending on unneeded computers and furniture, it appears 
that the administration could limit its current acquisition to 
the minimum amount in its current request for proposals to 
30,000 computers. In this regard, the Committee recommends 
rescinding the entire amount of $88,283,000 previously made 
available in fiscal year 1995 for the automation investment 
fund. Unspent funds remaining available from prior-year 
appropriations are expected to be sufficient to provide for 
acquisition of 30,000 computers.
    The Committee continues to endorse the Social Security 
Administration's goal and use of automation to provide world-
class service and will entertain additional funding in 1996 and 
1997, if the Social Security Administration can provide 
assurances that it is prudently implementing IWS/LAN. To 
provide such assurance, the Committee expects the Social 
Security Administration to provide it with a study that 
includes an implementation schedule that shows what staff need 
computers to do their assigned tasks--with no office getting 
more than one computer per staff member. The Committee would 
also like the Social Security Administration to report on why 
furniture costs are almost triple that of personal computers.
    The Committee continues to be concerned that the Social 
Security Administration is still proceeding with efforts to 
implement its IWS/LAN initiative without thoroughly assessing 
costs, benefits, and alternative work processes. In this 
regard, the Committee is especially concerned that, as the 
Social Security Administration continues to prepare for a very 
large and costly purchase of computer hardware and associated 
communications equipment, little thought appears to have gone 
into the software implications of this critical initiative. 
This situation appears analogous, in many ways, to the methods 
used in the past by the national security community and other 
agencies to purchase costly and complex hardware-intensive 
systems only to learn, at great expense after the fact, that 
software planning and requirements had not been fully developed 
at the outset. To minimize or avoid the potential for a 
software crisis in the conception, design, and implementation 
of the IWS/LAN program, the Committee expects the Social 
Security Administration to consider obtaining the services of 
an independent organization which is not a vendor of hardware 
or software, and is familiar with the lessons learned by the 
national security community and other agencies. It is the 
Committee's intent to withhold further appropriations for this 
initiative until it has been assured by the Social Security 
Administration that arrangements have been made to better align 
hardware and connectivity purchases with the software system 
requirements and design needs engendered by this program. By 
taking this action, it is the Committee's desire that all 
software needs to support this program--from requirements to 
design to reengineering to reuse--are considered early enough 
to avoid program delays and added expenses.

                Administration for Children and Families

                   Job Opportunities and Basic Skills

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,300,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                            -330,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $330,000,000 for 
the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program [JOBS]. The 
House did not consider a rescission for this account, for which 
there was no budget request.
    The amount of the recommended rescission is the estimated 
excess appropriation that States will not utilize in fiscal 
year 1995, due to matching requirements in the law. The 
Committee recognizes, however, that some States will be able to 
utilize their entire formula allocation, and has made provision 
for these States to continue receiving the full amount 
authorized, if supported by allowable claims.

                   Low Income Home Energy Assistance

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,319,204,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................  -1,319,204,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee rejects the House recommendation to rescind 
$1,319,204,000, the entire 1996 advance appropriation, for the 
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
    Unaffordable utility costs continue to be a crisis for low-
income households.
    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program brings 
potentially life-saving heat to nearly 6 million poor families, 
or roughly 15 million individuals; about 30 percent of the 
recipients are elderly, and 20 percent are disabled.
    More than two-thirds of low income home energy assistance-
recipient households have annual incomes of less than $8,000; 
more than one-half have incomes below $6,000.
    Of all those individuals eligible for Low Income Home 
Energy Assistance Program, less than 25 percent are being 
served, and the average benefit is only $200. The Committee 
feels that funding for this program should be increased, but 
due to budgetary restraints, the current funding level, at 
minimum, should be maintained.

              State Legalization Impact-Assistance Grants

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $6,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -6,000,000

    The Committee recommends rescission of the $6,000,000 
provided for civics and English education under the ``State 
legalization impact-assistance'' account.
    This appropriation was a one-time additional amount, 
similar to previously authorized funding for the State 
Legalization Impact-Assistance Grant Program which expired at 
the end of 1994. Its intent was to provide for public 
information and outreach activities, and English language and 
civics instruction, to adult eligible legalized aliens. Due to 
severe budgetary constraints, the Committee feels this new 
activity, for which funds have not yet been obligated, should 
be discontinued at this time. However, the Committee will 
consider funding for this activity in the fiscal year 1996 
Labor-HHS appropriations bill, if substantive legislation is 
enacted through the regular authorization process.

                     Community Services Block Grant

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $472,920,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -26,988,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -26,988,000

    The Committee concurs with the House in recommending a 
rescission of $26,988,000 for certain national discretionary 
activities authorized by the community services block grant 
legislation.
    This rescission eliminates the following small categorical 
programs: demonstration partnerships, $7,977,000; farmworker 
assistance, $3,084,000; rural housing, $2,927,000; and homeless 
assistance, $13,000,000. The Committee notes that, of these 
four programs, the administration has recommended elimination 
of all but the Homeless Program in its fiscal year 1996 budget. 
The homeless activities, however, can be financed by local 
community action agencies with basic block grant funding, for 
which $391,500,000 has been appropriated for fiscal year 1995.
    The Committee believes that homelessness is a crisis 
whether it occurs as the result of a natural or economic 
disaster. Communities that have planned and implemented 
programs in anticipation of CSBG homeless grant funding should 
not be unfairly penalized. Therefore, the Committee believes 
that funds currently or previously appropriated under the 
California Earthquake and Major, Widespread Flooding in the 
Midwest Act may be used to provide emergency community homeless 
services to prevent homelessness or help families who are 
homeless obtain permanent housing, regardless of the reason for 
the homelessness.

                 Child Care and Development Block Grant

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $934,656,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -8,400,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $8,400,000 from 
the child care and development block grant. No rescission was 
proposed by the House or by the President. The amount 
recommended for rescission reflects the Committee's decision to 
reduce Presidential and congressional investment programs 
within this chapter by 20 percent of the increase provided for 
over fiscal year 1994.

                          ACF Service Programs

                Children and Families Services Programs

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $4,419,888,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -25,900,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -42,000,000

    The Committee recommendation rescinds $42,000,000 from Head 
Start. No rescission was proposed by the House or the 
President. The amount recommended reflects the Committee's 
decision to reduce Presidential and congressional investment 
programs within this chapter by 20 percent of the increase 
provided for over fiscal year 1994. Head Start provides 
comprehensive development services for low-income children and 
their families to enable each child to develop and function at 
his or her highest potential.
    The Committee has not included the rescission of 
$25,900,000 which would eliminate funding for the Community 
Schools Program. This program is intended to provide schools 
and community-based organizations an opportunity to develop 
neighborhood strategies to prevent crime and violence and 
promote positive academic and social achievement.

       Payments to States for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $3,597,371,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -150,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                              ..........................

    The Committee has not included bill language which limits 
the award to each State for foster care and adoption assistance 
administrative and training costs for fiscal year 1995 to 110 
percent of the amounts awarded to such States for such 
expenditures in fiscal year 1994. The Committee is concerned 
that such a limitation would force some States to delay their 
plans to computerize their child welfare systems. As part of 
the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1993, Congress encouraged 
States to develop statewide automated child welfare systems by 
committing the Federal Government to fund them at 75 percent. 
The enhanced funding is scheduled to end October 1996. Many 
States have contracts to install these systems in fiscal year 
1995.

                        Administration on Aging

                        Aging Services Programs

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $877,223,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -899,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -899,000

    The bill includes a rescission of $899,000 for this 
account, the same as the House allowance. The President did not 
propose a rescission. The Committee joins the House in 
recommending that the Administration on Aging take this 
rescission against the funds appropriated for aging research, 
training, and special projects.

                            POLICY RESEARCH

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $13,659,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -2,918,000

    The Committee has recommended a rescission of $2,918,000 in 
this account. Neither the House or the President proposed a 
rescission in this account. Funds appropriated under this title 
provide resources for research programs that examine broad 
issues that cut across agency and subject lines. The adjusted 
level of $10,741,000 is the same as originally proposed by the 
Senate for fiscal year 1995.

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

                            EDUCATION REFORM

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $528,400,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -186,030,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -82,600,000

    The Committee recommends rescissions totaling $82,600,000 
for education reform programs, a decrease of $103,430,000 below 
the amount recommended by the House. The administration did not 
recommend a rescission for this account.
    The amount recommended for rescission includes $55,800,000 
from the State and Local Systemic Improvement Grant Program 
authorized by title III of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act. 
This amount is $86,200,000 below the amount recommended by the 
House. These funds provide incentives for State and local 
governments to devise their own strategies for comprehensive 
reform of elementary and secondary education. The amount 
recommended for rescission reflects the Committee's decision to 
reduce certain Presidential and congressional investment 
programs within this chapter by 20 percent of the increase 
provided over fiscal year 1994. The Committee believes that the 
funds remaining for this program is sufficient to support 
education reform efforts.
    For national programs authorized by titles II and III of 
the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, the Committee recommends a 
rescission of $11,800,000, a decrease of $9,730,000 below the 
amount recommended by the House. National program funds are 
used to provide State and local education agencies with grants 
to help defray the cost of assessments and the development of 
voluntary national opportunity to learn standards. The 
Committee intends that the funds remaining in this activity be 
used for assistance to economically disadvantaged local 
education agencies and national evaluation studies. The 
Committee believes that the remaining activities within this 
account could be funded through general authorities within the 
Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
    The Committee does not concur in the recommendation to 
rescind $10,000,000 from the Parental Assistance Program 
authorized by title IV of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act. 
No rescission was requested by the administration. Funds 
support centers that provide parents with information and 
training to better understand their children's educational 
needs and help their children achieve high standards. These 
centers will support the national education goal on parental 
involvement and will help to include parents in State and local 
education reform efforts.
    A rescission of $15,000,000 is recommended for programs 
authorized under the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, an 
increase of $2,500,000 above the amount recommended by the 
House. The administration did not recommend rescissions in this 
area. The amount recommended for rescission reflects the 
Committee's decision to reduce certain Presidential and 
congressional investment programs within this chapter by 20 
percent of the increase provided over fiscal year 1994.
    For school-to-work opportunities, State grants and local 
partnerships, authorized under titles II and III of the School-
to-Work Opportunities Act, the Committee recommends a 
rescission of $10,625,000, an increase of $7,500,000 over the 
amount recommended for rescission by the House. This program 
operates in partnership with the Department of Labor to support 
grants to States to design and implement a comprehensive 
school-to-work transition system to help assist youth in the 
transition from school to work. The Committee believes that the 
remaining $110,000,000 for this program is sufficient to 
support comprehensive school-to-work efforts.
    For school-to-work national programs, authorized under 
title IV of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, the Committee 
recommends $4,375,000. The House eliminated funding for this 
activity. Funds are used to collect, disseminate, and evaluate 
information on successful school-to-work initiatives and 
methods for recruiting employers to provide work-based learning 
opportunities. The Committee recommendation would freeze the 
program at the fiscal year 1994 appropriation level of 
$5,000,000 which should be sufficient to continue national 
program activities.

                    EDUCATION FOR THE DISADVANTAGED

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $7,232,722,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -148,570,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -80,400,000

    The Committee recommends rescissions totaling $80,400,000 
for education for disadvantaged programs, a decrease of 
$68,170,000 below the amount recommended by the House. The 
administration did not recommend rescissions for these 
programs.
    For grants to local education agencies, authorized by title 
I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a rescission 
of $72,500,000 is recommended. This amount is $67,800,000 below 
the amount recommended by the House. This program provides 
supplemental education funding to local education agencies and 
schools especially in high-poverty areas to help economically 
and educationally disadvantaged students. The amount 
recommended for rescission reflects the Committee's 
recommendation of eliminating 20 percent of the increase 
provided over fiscal year 1994 for certain programs under the 
President's and congressional investment initiatives within 
this chapter.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $5,900,000 for 
evaluation activities authorized under title I, part E of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This amount is 
$2,370,000 below the amount recommended by the House. The 
administration proposed no reduction in this area. The amount 
recommended for rescission will eliminate all unobligated funds 
remaining for this activity. The Committee believes that 
sufficient funds are available under the Office of Educational 
Research and Improvement to carry out evaluation activities.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $2,000,000 for the 
Even Start Program authorized by title I, part B, of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Neither the House nor 
the administration proposed to rescind funds for this activity. 
Funds under this program provide services to low-income 
families to help young children achieve success in school and 
increase the literacy skills of their parents. The amount 
recommended for rescission reflects the Committee's 
recommendation of eliminating 20 percent of the increase 
provided over fiscal year 1994 for certain programs under the 
President's and congressional investment initiatives within 
this chapter.

                               IMPACT AID

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $728,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -16,293,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -16,293,000

    The Committee recommends $16,293,000 for payments for 
Federal property authorized by title VIII of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act. Funds are used to compensate local 
educational agencies for revenue loses incurred due to removal 
of Federal property from local tax rolls. Because payments for 
Federal property are made to local educational agencies without 
regard to the presence of federally connected children, these 
payments do not necessarily provide educational services.

                      SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,564,877,000
1995 rescission request.................................    -103,084,000
House allowance.........................................    -747,021,000

Committee recommendation

                                                            -236,417,000

    For school improvement programs, the Committee recommends 
rescission totaling $236,417,000. This amount is an increase of 
$133,333,000 above the amount recommended for rescission by the 
administration and $510,604,000 below the amount recommended by 
the House.
    For the Eisenhower Professional Development State Grant 
Program authorized by title II of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act, the Committee recommends rescinding $69,000,000. 
This amount represents a decrease of $31,000,000 below the 
amount recommended by the House. The administration recommended 
no rescission for this program. This program supports 
professional development grants to train educators to be better 
able to prepare students to meet high academic standards in the 
core academic subjects. Due to fiscal constraints, the 
Committee recommends freezing the professional development 
program at the fiscal year 1994 level.
    A rescission of $100,000,000 is recommended for the Safe 
and Drug Free Schools Program authorized under title IV of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The House recommended a 
rescission of $471,962,000 for this program, while the 
administration requested no rescission in this area. Grants are 
used to support prevention programs to keep schools safe and 
drug free. A 1994 survey of drug-related behavior of youth 
reflects that overall drug use has increased for the third year 
in a row. The survey further indicates that marijuana use has 
more than doubled since 1991 and that increases were also 
reported in the use of crack and other cocaine, heroin, and 
hallucinogens such as LSD. The Committee recommendation will 
allow sufficient funds to continue the program at a level of 
$371,962,000.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $20,000,000 for 
the Education Infrastructure Program authorized under title XII 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The 
administration's request was for a rescission of $65,000,000, 
while the House recommended eliminating all funds for the 
program. A recent General Accounting Office report estimates 
that over one-third of this Nation's schools buildings are in 
need of repair or replacement. State and local governments are 
unable to fully meet the demands of these repairs. This program 
would assist local educational agencies with the cost of 
renovation and construction of school facilities. The amount 
recommended for rescission reflects the Committee's decision to 
reduce certain Presidential and congressional investment 
programs within this chapter by 20 percent of the increase 
provided over fiscal year 1994.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,500,000 for the 
Arts in Education Program authorized by title X, part D, of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Neither the House nor 
the administration requested a rescission of funds for this 
program. These funds provide support awards to the John F. 
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the arts education 
program and the Very Special Arts Organization for Disabled 
Persons. The remaining funds will provide $4,996,000 for the 
Very Special Arts Program and $4,004,000 for the John F. 
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Of the remaining funds, 
$1,500,000 shall be for an International Learning and 
Technology Center.
    For instruction in civics, Government, and the law, 
authorized under section 10602 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act, the Committee recommends a rescission of 
$1,630,000. Both the administration and the House recommended 
eliminating all funding for this program. Funds are used to 
educate students with knowledge pertaining to the law, the 
legal process, and the fundamental principles of U.S. 
citizenship. It is the Committee's intention to phase out this 
program over the next 2 years. The remaining fiscal year 1995 
funds will be sufficient to cover costs of ongoing grants.
    For training and advisory services authorized by the title 
IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Committee recommends a 
rescission of $7,412,000. Neither the House nor the 
administration recommended rescissions in this area. Funds aid 
educators in preparing and implementing plans for further 
desegregation of public schools. The administration proposes to 
fund this program at $14,000,000 in fiscal year 1996. The 
Committee agrees with the administration to concentrate efforts 
on desegregation assistance centers and recommends implementing 
this plan in fiscal year 1995.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $2,000,000 for 
dropout prevention demonstrations authorized by title V of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Both the House and the 
administration proposed to terminate this program. Funds 
support grants to reduce the number of students who do not 
complete their elementary and secondary education. The amount 
recommended for rescission reflects the Committee's 
recommendation of reducing programs under the President's and 
congressional investment initiatives within this chapter.
    The Committee does not concur with the recommendation of 
the administration and the House to rescind $4,185,000 for the 
Ellender Fellowships Program authorized by title X, part G, of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This program 
provides fellowships to over 4,500 economically disadvantaged 
students. The program is designed to increase students 
understanding of the Federal Government by bringing students 
and their teachers to Washington, DC, to attend seminars and 
meet with Government leaders.
    For the education for native Hawaiian programs, the 
Committee recommends a rescission of $1,000,000. The House 
proposed to terminate funding for this activity. The 
administration did not recommend a rescission for this program. 
The Committee recognizes the need for supplemental educational 
programs for native Hawaiians, as many national and formula 
grant programs fail to meet the particular needs of the 
Hawaiian population. Funds are expected to be used for the 
Native Hawaiian Education Council to coordinate the development 
and delivery of educational and related services to native 
Hawaiian communities.
    The Committee agrees with the House and recommends a 
rescission of $13,875,000 for training in early childhood 
education and violence counseling. No rescission was requested 
by the administration for this program. This program is 
authorized under title V of the Higher Education Act and 
provides for demonstrations to enable institutions of higher 
education to establish programs to recruit and train students 
for careers in early childhood development and counseling.
    For comprehensive regional assistance centers, the 
Committee recommends a rescission of $8,900,000. Neither the 
House nor the administration recommended a rescission in this 
area. This new program authorized by title XIII of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides funding for 
regional technical assistance centers for improving elementary 
and secondary education programs.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $11,100,000 for 
family and community endeavor schools authorized by section 
30402 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 
1994. Funds were provided for this program from the violent 
crime reduction trust fund. Grants support programs in high-
poverty and high-crime areas to improve the academic and social 
development of at-risk students. In fiscal year 1995, 
$25,900,000 was provided for this purpose within the Department 
of Health and Human Services. These funds should be sufficient 
to carry out grants for this purpose.

                   BILINGUAL AND IMMIGRANT EDUCATION

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $245,200,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -38,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -43,380,000

    The Committee recommends rescissions of $43,380,000 for 
bilingual and immigrant education programs, an increase of 
$4,880,000 over the amount recommended by the House. The 
administration did not propose to rescind funds for these 
activities.
    For education instructional services authorized under title 
VII, part A, subpart 1 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act, the Committee recommends a rescission of 
$28,000,000. The House proposed to terminate a number of 
programs within this account totaling $38,500,000. Funds are 
used to provide instructional services to limited English 
proficient students, enhance instructional programs, and 
promote systemic education reform. The Committee's 
recommendation would not require termination of continuation 
grants. Instead, consistent with departmental regulations, the 
reduction would be taken entirely from the amount available for 
new awards.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $2,980,000 for 
support services authorized under subpart 2. The recommendation 
would rescind $1,000,000 for academic excellence which would 
permit all continuation awards to be made but would not permit 
funding of new awards. In addition, the recommendation would 
rescind $1,980,000 from research and evaluation.
    The Committee further recommends a rescission of $1,400,000 
for professional development programs under subpart 3. This 
amount would be taken from the funding available for the 
Graduate Fellowship Program.
    The Committee also recommends a rescission of $11,000,000 
for immigrant education authorized by title VII of the 
Elementary and secondary Education Act. These funds provide 
assistance to local educational agencies that have large 
numbers of recently arrived immigrant children. The amount 
recommended for rescission reflects the Committee's decision to 
reduce certain Presidential and congressional investment 
programs within this chapter.

           SPECIAL INSTITUTIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $129,901,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -2,097,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not concur in the recommendation of the 
House to rescind $799,000 under the heading for the National 
Technical Institute for the Deaf and $1,298,000 for Gallaudet 
University.

                     VOCATIONAL AND ADULT EDUCATION

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,473,175,000
1995 rescission request.................................     -43,888,000
House allowance.........................................    -119,544,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -60,566,000

    The Committee recommends rescissions totaling $60,566,000 
for vocational and adult education programs, a decrease of 
$58,978,000 below the amount recommended by the House and 
$16,678,000 above the amount recommended for rescission by the 
administration.
    The amount recommended for rescission includes $9,479,000 
for community-based organizations authorized by the title III 
the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education 
Act. Both the House and the administration recommended 
terminating funding for this program. Funds provide States with 
financial assistance to operate special vocational education 
services to disadvantaged youth. This program duplicates 
activities carried out under the basic State grants program.
    For the Consumer and Homemaking Education Program 
authorized under title III of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational 
and Applied Technology Education Act, the Committee recommends 
a rescission of $34,409,000. This is the same amount proposed 
for rescission by the House and the administration. This 
program provides grants to States to supplement State and local 
efforts to prepare youths and adults for the occupation of 
homemaker. States spend $20 in State and local resources for 
every Federal dollar spent. States should be able to continue 
to operate without direct Federal assistance. States and 
localities will have the option to use Federal funds for 
operation of consumer and homemaking programs.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $8,891,000 for 
vocational education national programs authorized under title 
IV of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology 
Education Act. The amount recommended is $25,644,000 below the 
House recommended rescission. The administration recommended to 
reductions in this area.
    The Committee agrees with the House recommendation to 
rescind $7,851,000 for national program research activities. 
However, the Committee does not concur in the recommendation to 
rescind $20,684,000 from demonstration programs. The Committee 
also recommends a rescission of $1,040,000 for the National 
Occupational Information Coordinating Committee which would 
freeze the program at the fiscal year 1994 level.
    For State literacy resource centers authorized by part B of 
the Adult Education Act, the Committee recommends a rescission 
of $7,787,000, the same as the House amount. The administration 
did not request a rescission in this area, but proposes to 
terminate the program in fiscal year 1996. This program 
establishes a network of State and regional adult literacy 
resource centers.
    The Committee does not concur with the House in rescinding 
$18,736,000 for the Workplace Literacy Partnerships Program 
authorized under section 371 of the Adult Education Act. Under 
this program grants are provided to States to provide literacy 
training to meet workplace needs. The funds provided will allow 
demonstrations begun with fiscal year 1994 funds to complete 
their work.
    The Committee does not concur in the recommendation of the 
House to terminate funding for the literacy program for 
prisoners authorized by section 601 of the National Literacy 
Act of 1991. This program provides grants to State and local 
correctional agencies to establish and operate programs that 
reduce recidivism through the improvement in literacy and 
communication and job skills. Approximately 75 percent of 
incarcerated individuals are functionally illiterate. This is 
one of few programs within the Department that directly 
addresses the literacy skills the incarcerated individuals.
    The Committee does not concur in the recommendation of the 
House to terminate funding for the literacy training for 
homeless adults. Grants are made to States to development and 
implement programs of literacy training and basic skills 
remediation for homeless adults.

                      STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $7,702,970,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -187,475,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -10,000,000

    For student aid programs, the Committee recommends 
rescissions totaling $10,000,000. This is a decrease of 
$177,475,000 below the amount recommended by the House. The 
administration recommended no reductions for these activities.
    The Committee does not concur in the recommendation of the 
House to rescind $104,100,000 from unobligated Pell grant 
funds. The Senate in H.R. 889 recommended a rescission of 
$100,000,000 from unobligated fiscal year 1994 Pell grant 
moneys. Any further reduction from unobligated balances could 
result in a freeze in the maximum grant level for fiscal year 
1996.
    The Committee does not concur in the recommendation of the 
House to rescind $63,375,000 from the State Student Incentive 
Grant Program authorized under title IV of the Higher Education 
Act. Funds are provided for need-based grants and work-study 
assistance to eligible postsecondary students. The 
administration proposes to phase out this program over a 2-year 
period in their fiscal year 1996 budget request.
    For the State postsecondary review entities [SPRE] 
authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act, the 
Committee recommends a rescission of $10,000,000. The amount 
recommended is $10,000,000 below the rescission proposed by the 
House. This program is designed to ensure the quality and 
administrative integrity of postsecondary programs 
participating in student aid programs.

                            HIGHER EDUCATION

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $962,842,000
1995 rescission request.................................     -26,903,000
House allowance.........................................    -102,246,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -57,783,000

    The Committee recommends rescissions of $57,783,000 for 
higher education programs. This amount is $44,463,000 below the 
amount recommended by the House and $30,880,000 above the 
amount recommended by the administration.
    The Committee does not concur in the recommendation of the 
House to rescind $1,000,000 in appropriations from the Native 
Hawaiian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development Program 
authorized by title XV of the Higher Education Amendments of 
1986. Grants are provided to establish degree granting programs 
in native Hawaiian or Alaska Native art and culture and for 
study, instruction, and the creation of research centers.
    For the Eisenhower Leadership Program, authorized by title 
X of the Higher Education Act, the Committee recommends a 
rescission of $2,900,000. This is $1,100,000 below the amount 
recommended by the House and the administration. This program 
provides grants to institutions of higher education or private 
organizations to stimulate the development of leadership skills 
among college students. The remaining funds for this activity 
will continue ongoing grants for this program. The Committee 
intends to phase out funding when current grants expire.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $2,888,000 for the 
Law School Clinical Experience Program authorized under title 
IX of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The amount recommended 
is $12,032,000 below the amount recommended by the House and 
the administration. This program supports grants to accredited 
law schools to continue, expand, or establish clinical 
experience for law students. Preference is given to programs 
providing legal experience in trial preparation, administrative 
cases, and out-of-court settlements. The Committee has provided 
funds for continuation costs for current grantees.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $500,000 for the 
Urban Community Service Program authorized by title XI of the 
Higher Education Act. The House proposed to terminate funding 
for this program. The administration recommended no rescission 
for this activity. These funds provide grants to urban 
universities to assist the urban areas in which they are 
located to solve urban problems. The amount recommended for 
rescission reflects the Committee's decision to reduce certain 
Presidential and congressional investment programs within this 
chapter by 20 percent of the increase provided over fiscal year 
1994.
    The Committee concurs with the House recommendation to 
rescind $496,000 for the student financial data base and 
information line. The administration proposes to terminate 
funding this activity in fiscal year 1996. Funds are used to 
establish and maintain a computerized data base of all public 
and private financial assistance programs to be accessible to 
libraries and schools through modems or toll-free telephone 
lines. Many private companies currently compile most of this 
data and in a time of severe budget constraints this is not an 
activity which should be supported with Federal funds.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $11,200,000 for 
the Federal TRIO programs authorized under title IV of the 
Higher Education Act. This is the same amount recommended by 
the House. The administration proposed no rescissions for these 
activities. TRIO programs fund postsecondary education outreach 
and support services to encourage individuals from 
disadvantaged backgrounds to enter and complete college and to 
prepare these students for doctoral students. The amount 
recommended for rescission reflects the Committee's decision to 
reduce certain Presidential and congressional investment 
programs within this chapter.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $600,000 for the 
National Early Intervention Scholarships and Partnerships 
Program authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act. 
Both the House and the administration proposed to terminate 
funding for this program. These funds provide grants to States 
to encourage low-income students to go to college by providing 
support services at an early age and by guaranteeing the 
financial assistance necessary to permit them to attend 
college. The amount recommended for rescission reflects the 
Committee's decision to reduce certain Presidential and 
congressional investment programs within this chapter.
    For the Byrd Honors Scholarship Program, authorized by 
title IV of the Higher Education Act, the Committee recommends 
a rescission of $2,000,000. The House recommended a rescission 
of $9,823,000, while the administration proposed no reduction 
for this activity. This program promotes academic excellence 
and achievement by awarding scholarships to students who have 
demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. The amount 
recommended for rescission reflects the Committee's decision to 
reduce certain Presidential and congressional investment 
programs within this chapter by 20 percent of the increase 
provided over fiscal year 1994.
    The Committee concurs with the House and recommends a 
rescission of $4,424,000 for the National Science Scholars 
Program authorized by title VI of the Excellence in 
Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education Act. The 
administration proposes no funding for this activity in fiscal 
year 1996. This program recognizes student excellence in 
science, mathematics, and engineering by providing scholarships 
to meritorious graduating high school students to continue 
their studies at institutions of higher education. The 
authority for this program was repealed by the Improving 
America's Schools Act (Public Law 103-382). The National 
Science Scholars Program duplicates other Federal student 
financial assistance programs.
    The Committee concurs with the House and the administration 
and recommends a rescission of $2,000,000 for the National 
Academy of Science, Space, and Technology. The program 
established an academy for the instruction and preparation of 
individuals for service in a science, mathematics, or 
engineering-related capacity in the employ of the United States 
or a U.S. corporation. This program was previously authorized 
under title VI of the Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and 
Engineering Education Act of 1990, but was repealed by the 
Improving America's Schools Act of 1994.
    The Committee concurs with the House and recommends a 
rescission of $14,300,000 for the Douglas Teacher Scholarship 
Program authorized by title V of the Higher Education Act. The 
administration proposes to eliminate funding for this program 
in fiscal year 1996. Funds are used to encourage outstanding 
secondary school graduates who rank in the top 10 percent of 
their graduating classes to pursue teaching careers at the 
preschool, elementary, or secondary levels. This program 
duplicates the Eisenhower professional development State grant 
and other Federal student aid programs.
    The Committee concurs with the House and the administration 
and recommends a rescission of $1,000,000 for the Olympic 
Scholarships Program authorized by title XV of the Higher 
Education Amendments of 1992. The administration proposes no 
funding for this activity in fiscal year 1996. Funds are 
provided to the U.S. Olympic Education Center and the U.S. 
Olympic Training Center to provide financial assistance to 
student athletes to pursue a postsecondary education. This 
program duplicates other Federal student financial assistance 
programs.
    The Committee concurs with the House and the administration 
and recommends a rescission of $1,875,000 for the Teacher Corps 
Program authorized by title V of the Higher Education Act. 
These funds provide grants to State education agencies to award 
Teacher Corps scholarships to students to pursue a teacher 
preparation course of study. The program duplicates the 
Eisenhower Professional Development State Grant Program as well 
as other Federal student financial assistance programs.
    For Harris fellowships, authorized under title IX of the 
Higher Education Act, the Committee concurs with the House and 
recommends a rescission of $10,100,000. The administration 
proposes to eliminate funding for this program in fiscal year 
1996. This program provides grants to institutions of higher 
education to fund fellowships for minority groups and women who 
are underrepresented in master's level, professional, and 
doctoral education programs. This reduction should not have an 
adverse affect on students, since Harris fellowship 
participants are also eligible to receive funding under the 
graduate assistance in areas of national need and other Federal 
student financial assistance programs.
    The Committee does not concur with the House recommendation 
to rescind $7,500,000 from the Javits Fellowship Program. The 
administration proposes to eliminate funding for this program 
in fiscal year 1996. These funds, authorized by title IX of the 
Higher Education Act and provide fellowships of up to 4 years 
to students of superior ability who are pursing master's or 
doctoral degrees in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 
The continued funding for this program will enable 
approximately 350 students participating in this program to 
continue their course of study.
    The Committee concurs with the House and recommends a 
rescission of $3,500,000 for the Faculty Development 
Fellowships Program authorized by title IX of the Higher 
Education Act. The administration proposed no rescission for 
this activity. Faculty development fellowships provide grants 
to institutions of higher education to support fellowships for 
financially needy students, or college faculty from 
underrepresented groups who wish to obtain a doctoral degree or 
participate in professional development programs. This program 
is duplicative of other Federal student financial assistance 
programs.

                           HOWARD UNIVERSITY

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $206,463,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -4,300,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -3,300,000

    The Committee concurs with the House and recommends a 
rescission of $1,800,000 for academic programs at Howard 
University. The administration proposed no rescission for this 
activity. These funds help support Howard University in 
providing educational opportunities for undergraduate and 
graduate students.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,500,000 for 
construction at Howard University. This amount is $1,000,000 
less than the amount recommended by the House. The 
administration requests no funding for this program in fiscal 
year 1996. These funds are used to update and maintain the 
physical plant at the university. The amount recommended for 
rescission terminates all remaining fiscal year 1995 
construction funds.

         COLLEGE HOUSING AND ACADEMIC FACILITIES LOANS PROGRAMS

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $1,190,000
1995 rescission request.................................        -168,000
House allowance.........................................        -490,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -490,000

    The Committee concurs with the House recommendation to 
rescind $490,000 from the College Housing and Academic 
Facilities Loans Program authorized under part C of title VII 
of the Higher Education Act. Funds are used to finance the 
construction and renovation of undergraduate academic 
facilities, housing, and other educational facilities for 
students and faculty.

            EDUCATION RESEARCH, STATISTICS, AND IMPROVEMENT

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $354,892,000
1995 rescission request.................................        -750,000
House allowance......................................... \1\ -55,250,000
Committee recommendation................................     -15,200,000

\1\ The House also proposes to transfer of $20,000,000 to the fund for 
improvement of education.

    For education research, statistics, and improvement 
programs, the Committee recommends rescissions totaling 
$15,200,000. This amount is $40,050,000 below the amount 
recommended by the House and $14,450,000 above the amount 
recommended by the administration.
    For the International Education Exchange Program authorized 
by title VI of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, the 
Committee recommends a rescission of $600,000. This amount is 
$2,400,000 below the amount recommended by the House. The 
administration proposed no rescission for this activity. These 
funds support awards to independent nonprofit educational 
organizations to make available to educators curricula and 
teacher training programs in civics, government, and economic 
education developed in the United States. The amount 
recommended for rescission reflects the Committee's decision to 
reduce certain Presidential and congressional investment 
programs.
    The Committee does not concur with the administration in 
the recommended rescission of $750,000 for the 21st century 
community learning centers. The House proposed no rescission 
for this activity. These funds support grants to rural and 
inner-city public, elementary, and secondary schools to enable 
them to conduct projects that benefit the educational health, 
social service, cultural, and recreational needs of a rural or 
inner-city community.
    The Committee does not concur with the House in rescinding 
$2,250,000 for the telecommunications demonstration project for 
mathematics. This program, authorized by the title III of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, trains elementary and 
secondary school teachers in preparing all students for 
achieving State content standards in mathematics. This program 
is a cost-effective way of upgrading the skills of the 1.6 
million math teachers in the United States
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $4,600,000 for the 
Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program authorized by 
title X of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The 
amount recommended is the same as the House. The administration 
proposed no rescission for this activity. These funds support 
coordination efforts between State education agencies and 
institutions of higher education and other program and project 
designs to meet the special educational needs of gifted and 
talented students.
    The Committee does not concur in the recommendation of the 
House to rescind $2,700,000 from programs for the national 
diffusion network. This program, authorized by title XIII of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, is part of the 
national technical assistance and dissemination system. The 
network validates effective and promising program practices. 
State facilitators disseminate information about reform and 
effective education practices and develop and implement 
outreach activities to schools with the highest number of 
children in poverty.
    For the Star Schools Program, the Committee recommends a 
rescission of $5,000,000. The administration proposed no 
reduction for this activity. The House recommendation would 
rescind $10,000,000 from the ``Star school'' account and 
transfer the remaining $20,000,000 into the fund for 
improvement of education. This program authorized by title III 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, is a distance 
learning education program that provides support for statewide 
or multistate telecommunications partnerships. Funds are used 
to improve instruction in mathematics, science, foreign 
languages, literacy skills, and vocational education. The 
amount recommended for rescission reflects the Committee's 
decision to reduce certain Presidential and congressional 
investment programs.
    The Committee does not concur in the recommendation of the 
House to rescind $2,700,000 for Ready to Learn Television 
authorized by title III of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act. Program funds are used to develop and distribute 
education and instructional video programming for preschool 
children and children in kindergarten through grade 6.
    For technology education, the Committee recommends a 
rescission of $5,000,000. The House proposed to rescind 
$30,000,000 for this program. The administration proposed no 
rescission for this activity. Funds assist States and local 
school districts purchasing technology resources, obtaining 
technical assistance and supporting professional development 
and promoting the integration of technology into K-12 
classrooms. The amount recommended for rescission reflects the 
Committee's decision to reduce certain Presidential and 
congressional investment programs.

                               LIBRARIES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $144,161,000
1995 rescission request.................................     -12,942,000
House allowance.........................................     -26,716,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -2,916,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $2,916,000 for 
library programs. This is $23,800,000 below the amount 
recommended by the House and $10,026,000 below the amount 
requested by the administration.
    The Committee does not concur with the House in rescinding 
$15,300,000 for the Public Library Construction Program 
authorized by title II of the Library Services and Construction 
Act. The administration proposed no rescission for this 
program. Funds are used for the renovation, expansion, and 
construction of library facilities. Funds may also be used for 
technology enhancement. State and local governments match every 
Federal dollar provided. These funds provide incentives to 
State and local jurisdictions to continue to renovate and 
upgrade library facilities.
    For the Library Education and Training Program, the 
Committee recommends a rescission of $2,916,000 a decrease of 
$2,000,000 below the amount recommended by the House and the 
administration. This program, authorized by title II of the 
Higher Education Act, provides grants to institutions of higher 
education to support fellowships for the training or retraining 
of individuals for service in libraries and information 
centers. The funds provided will allow for continuation costs 
only.
    The Committee does not concur with the House in rescinding 
$6,500,000 from the Research and Demonstrations Program 
authorized by title II of the Higher Education Act. The 
administration proposed no rescission for this activity. These 
funds support research and development to improve libraries by 
promoting efficient and economical information delivery, 
training in librarianship, and the dissemination of information 
derived from research and development projects.

                           General Provision

                  Federal Direct Student Loan Program

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $95,000,000 from 
funds available under section 458 of the Higher Education Act 
for the administration of the William D. Ford Direct Loan 
Program. The reduction represents the amount available, but not 
obligated, during fiscal year 1994. The Committee believes such 
a reduction will not adversely affect the administration of the 
program, and intends that the Department adjust anticipated 
expenditures by eliminating spending for public relations, 
advertising, and payment of administrative fees to institutions 
of higher education.
    The Committee is concerned that to date, expenditures of 
funds for the administration of the Direct Loan Program have 
exceeded the expenditures necessary to properly administer the 
program and strongly suggests that funds for advertising, 
public relations, and consulting contracts be curtailed.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                  Corporation for Public Broadcasting

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $285,640,000
1996 appropriation to date..............................     312,000,000
1997 appropriation to date..............................     315,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
1996 rescission request.................................................
1997 rescission request.................................................
1996 House allowance....................................     -47,000,000
1997 House allowance....................................     -94,000,000
1996 Committee recommendation...........................     -26,360,000

1997 Committee recommendation

                                                             -29,360,000

    For the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, authorized by 
the Communications Act of 1934, the Committee recommends a 
rescission of $26,360,000 from fiscal year 1996 funds. This 
amount is $20,640,000 below the amount recommended by the 
House. For fiscal year 1997, the Committee also recommends a 
rescission of $29,360,000, which represents a decrease of 
$64,640,000 below the House recommendation. Funds provided to 
the Corporation support the Nation's public television and 
radio stations through community service grants and program 
funds. The amount recommended for rescission will freeze public 
broadcasting funds at the fiscal year 1995 appropriation level. 
The Committee urges the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 
allocating reduced funding to minimize the impact of reductions 
on public radio and television stations which serve rural, 
underserved and unserved areas.

                     Dual Benefits Payments Account

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $261,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -5,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -7,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $7,000,000. This 
is $2,000,000 more than the House allowance. The Committee has 
been advised by the Board's chief actuary that the updated 
recalculation as of March 17, 1995, estimates that it will cost 
$2,000,000 less than previously estimated, or a total of 
$254,000,000, for vested dual benefits to be paid out in fiscal 
year 1995.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The Committee has included section 601, pertaining to the 
Federal Direct Student Loan Program, which is explained in the 
Department of Education portion of this report.
    The Committee has included section 602, pertaining to 
compliance assistance activities, which is explained in the 
Labor Department portion of this report.

                              CHAPTER VII

                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

      Payments to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress

1995 appropriation to date..............................        $133,600
1995 supplemental estimate..............................................
House allowance.........................................         133,600

Committee recommendation

                                                                 133,600

    The Committee concurs with the House allowance providing 
the customary payment to the family trust of Dean A. Gallo, 
late a Representative from the State of New Jersey.

                              JOINT ITEMS

                        Joint Economic Committee

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $4,090,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -460,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -460,000

    The Committee concurs with the House recommendation to 
rescind $460,000 from funds appropriated in fiscal year 1995 
for the activities of the Joint Economic Committee.

                      Joint Committee on Printing

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $1,370,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -418,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -238,137

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $238,137 from 
funds appropriated in fiscal year 1995 for the activities of 
the Joint Committee on Printing. This reduction is consistent 
with those applicable to standing committees of the House and 
Senate, and reflects an adjustment based on the different 
fiscal year for joint committees. The Committee does not agree 
with the House legislative language relative to the transfer of 
oversight authority.

                    OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $21,970,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -650,000
Committee recommendation................................        -650,000

    The Committee concurs with the recommendation of the House 
to rescind $650,000 from funds appropriated in fiscal year 1995 
for the operations of the Office of Technology Assessment.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $23,188,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -187,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -187,000

    The Committee concurs with the recommendation of the House 
to rescind $187,000 from funds appropriated in fiscal year 1995 
for the operations of the Congressional Budget Office.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Capitol Buildings and Grounds

                           Capitol Buildings

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $22,797,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -2,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not agree with the recommendation of the 
House that $2,500,000 be rescinded from funds appropriated to 
the ``Capitol buildings'' account and subsequently made 
available for the conversion and maintenance of facilities at 
Fort Meade, MD, for the long-term storage requirements of the 
Library of Congress and other legislative branch entities. The 
Committee directs, however, that the Library of Congress and 
the Architect of the Capitol seek Committee approval of the 
facility design before proceeding with the obligation of funds.
    In lieu of this rescission, the Committee proposes two 
other rescissions, described below.

                        Senate Office Buildings

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $47,619,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                                -850,000

    The Committee recommends the rescission of $850,000 from 
funds appropriated to the ``Senate office buildings'' account 
for fiscal year 1995. Of this amount $500,000 is to be derived 
from funds made available for Senate office moves. Office move 
procedures adopted in this Congress at the direction of the 
Committee on Rules and Administration have resulted in 
significant savings in this activity. The balance of $350,000 
is to be derived from funds provided for additional computer 
system installation and power conditioners. Again, the reduced 
number of office moves make this reduction possible.

                          Capitol Power Plant

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $33,437,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,650,000

    The Committee recommends rescinding $1,650,000 from the 
funds made available in the Capitol Power Plant appropriation 
in fiscal year 1995 for the purchase of electrical energy. The 
Committee is advised by the Architect of the Capitol that 
current projections indicate these funds will not be necessary 
for this purpose.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                   Congressional Printing and Binding

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $89,724,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -3,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -5,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $5,000,000 from 
the fiscal year 1995 appropriation for congressional printing 
and binding. The House allowance assumes further declines in 
printing volume. The Committee recommendation also takes into 
account savings to be achieved through the Senate's print-on-
demand initiative and other efforts now being undertaken to 
reduce the unnecessary production of documents.

                             BOTANIC GARDEN

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $3,230,000
    (By transfer).......................................     (7,000,000)
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -4,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -7,000,000

    The Committee recommends the rescission of the entire 
$7,000,000 provided by transfer from unobligated balances of 
the Architect of the Capitol in the account for Capitol complex 
security enhancements to the ``Botanic Garden'' account in 
fiscal year 1995. The recommendation of the House would rescind 
$4,000,000 of the $7,000,000 so transferred, and return the 
balance of $3,000,000, to remain available until expended, for 
Capitol complex security enhancements. The Committee believes 
the need for deficit reduction outweighs as yet undefined 
security requirements, and recommends a rescission of 
$7,000,000.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                      Superintendent of Documents

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $32,207,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -600,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -600,000

    The Committee concurs with the House recommendation to 
rescind $600,000 in fiscal year 1995 appropriations for the 
Office of the Superintendent of Documents of the Government 
Printing Office.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                         Salaries and Expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $210,164,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -150,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -150,000

    The Committee concurs with the recommendation of the House 
to rescind $150,000 in fiscal year 1995 appropriations from the 
account, ``Library of Congress, salaries and expenses.'' A 
delay in hiring new employees to fill vacant positions reduces 
the funding requirement for salaries of Library of Congress 
personnel.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $44,951,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -100,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -100,000

    The Committee agrees with the recommendation of the House 
to rescind $100,000 from funds appropriated for fiscal year 
1995 activities of the Books for the Blind and Physically 
Handicapped Program, due to savings in equipment requirements.

                       GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $443,360,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -8,867,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -8,867,000

    The Committee concurs with the recommendation of the House 
to rescind $8,867,000 from funds appropriated in fiscal year 
1995 for the salaries and expenses of the General Accounting 
Office. These savings are attributable to continuing reductions 
in GAO staff.

                              CHAPTER VIII

                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

                         MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommends rescissions of $230,834,000 from 
Public Law 103-307, the Military Construction Appropriation Act 
for Fiscal Year 1995.

                          SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST

    The President requested emergency supplemental 
appropriations of $18,000,000 to finance the replacement of a 
landfill in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The matter will be addressed 
in the fiscal year 1996 appropriation.

           North Atlantic Treaty Organization Infrastructure

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $119,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -69,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission totaling $69,000,000 
for the ``NATO infrastructure'' account. This account is a 
lump-sum appropriation which provides the U.S. share of the 
``NATO infrastructure'' program. The rescission approved by the 
Committee leaves $50,000,000 available for fiscal year 1995.
    The Committee recommendation is without prejudice to the 
NATO infrastructure program. The ``NATO infrastructure'' 
account currently holds $322,000,000 in unexpended 
appropriations. The United States contributes 27 percent of the 
total ``NATO infrastructure'' account. None of the projects in 
the fiscal year 1995 appropriation, however, were specifically 
identified for U.S. operations.

                 Base Realignment and Closure, Part II

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $265,700,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -10,628,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission totaling $10,628,000 
for the ``Base realignment and closure'' [BRAC] account, part 
II. This account is a lump-sum appropriation which provides 
funds to close and realign military bases. The rescission 
approved by the Committee leaves $255,072,000 appropriated to 
the account for fiscal year 1995. The Committee notes that over 
$300,000,000 previously appropriated for BRAC II in fiscal 
years 1992 to 1994 has yet to be obligated by the military 
services.

                 Base Realignment and Closure, Part III

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $2,322,858,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -93,566,000

    The Committee has approved a rescission totaling 
$93,566,000 for the ``Base realignment and closure'' [BRAC] 
account, part III. This account is a lump-sum appropriation 
which provides funds to close and realign military bases. 
Fiscal year 1995 is the second year BRAC, part III has been 
funded. The rescission recommended by the Committee leaves 
$2,229,292,000 appropriated to the account for fiscal year 
1995. The Committee notes that after the first year 
appropriated funds were available for BRAC, part III, more than 
10 percent of that amount was not obligated.

                         Worldwide Unspecified

    The Department indicates that $151,200,000 of fiscal year 
1995 and prior-year projects will not be required if the 
Secretary's recommendations for closure and realignment are 
approved.
    Last year the Committee agreed to a $136,671,000 general 
reduction for military services and defensewide agencies. The 
general reduction was to be applied to the combination of 
project savings from favorable bids, reduced overhead costs, 
cancellations due to force structure changes, and cancellations 
due to the 1995 base realignment and closure decisions.
    The Committee understands that additional projects may be 
added or deleted to the final BRAC list. It, however, is also 
clear that this reduction has not been applied to project 
savings, reduced overhead costs, and cancellations due to force 
structure changes. Therefore, the Committee recommends an 
additional rescission of $30,000,000 to be distributed equally 
among the three services.

         Military Construction Project Rescissions by Location

    The following table provides a detailed breakout of 
proposed rescissions identified by the Committee which support 
lower priority programs:

Germany:
    Air Force:
        Ramstein Air Base:
            Hazardous waste storage facility............     -$1,150,000
            Upgrade sewage collection system............     -11,200,000
        Spangdahlem Air Base: Upgrade sewage treatment 
          plant and sewer...............................      -7,200,000
Greece: Navy: Souda Bay Crete naval support activity 
    aircraft parking apron..............................      -3,050,000
Portugal: Air Force: Lajes Field: Refuse incinerator....      -2,850,000
Puerto Rico:
    Air National Guard:
        Puerto Rico IAP:
            Add/alter aircraft corrosion facility.......        -750,000
            Replace underground fuel storage tanks......        -590,000
United Kingdom: Air Force: RAF Lakenheath: F-15E add to 
    munitions maintenance facility......................        -850,000

                               CHAPTER IX

           DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND RELATED AGENCIES

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

           Transportation Planning, Research, and Development

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................      $8,293,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -1,293,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not concur in the House rescission of 
unobligated balances from the Office of the Secretary's 
transportation planning, research, and development program. The 
administration did not request a rescission from this account. 
Of the total funding provided for fiscal year 1995, $5,500,000 
was for the fourth year of a 5-year effort for the upgrade and 
modernization of the integrated personnel/payroll system. The 
balance, over 60 percent of the funding in this account, is for 
personnel compensation and benefits. The Department reports 
that at the end of January, the balance of the account was 
$2,821,000.

                          Working Capital Fund

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $93,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -8,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -4,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $4,000,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Office of the Secretary's working 
capital fund. The administration did not request a rescission 
from this account, the House rescinded $8,000,000, and the 
Committee's recommendation is $4,000,000 less than the House 
allowance. The Committee understands that the Department should 
be able to absorb a reduction of approximately $3,000,000 
because of personnel savings from employee buyouts and reduced 
demand for support services and equipment. Adjustments to 
several support contracts will be necessary to achieve the 
Committee-recommended rescission level.

                        Payments to Air Carriers

                    (Airport and Airway Trust Fund)

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $33,423,000
1995 rescission request.................................      -7,680,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -5,300,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $5,300,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Office of the Secretary's 
payments to air carriers. The administration requested a 
rescission of $7,680,000 in contract authority from this 
account, with which the House did not concur. The Committee's 
recommendation is $2,380,000 less than the administration's 
request. Under the administration's request, funding for 
several essential air service points would have been terminated 
when their fiscal year 1995 contracts expired. The Committee's 
recommendation allows for current service to continue for the 
remainder of this fiscal year for all points currently 
receiving service, including the points listed below.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                        Fiscal year 1995
         EAS point                 Rate expires           funds needed  
                                                       continuingservice
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oil City/Franklin, PA.....  Feb. 28, 1995............          $210,000 
Gulkana, AK...............  Feb. 28, 1995............            70,000 
Enid and Ponca City, OK...  Feb. 28, 1995............           630,000 
Brownwood, TX.............  Feb. 28, 1995............           280,000 
Devils Lake, ND...........  Mar. 31, 1995............           180,000 
Jamestown, ND.............  Mar. 31, 1995............            90,000 
Merced, CA................  April 30, 1995...........           250,000 
Nikolski, AK..............  June 30, 1995............            30,000 
May Creek/McCarthy, AK....  June 30, 1995............            30,000 
Ogdensburg/Massena/         July 31, 1995............           140,000 
 Watertown, NY.                                                         
Kirksville, MO............  July 31, 1995............            80,000 
Augusta/Waterville, ME....  Aug. 31, 1995............            60,000 
Hold-in rates, Minnesota    Mar. 31, 1995............           300,000 
 and South Dakota.                                                      
                                                      ------------------
      Total...............    .......................         2,350,000 
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    The Committee directs the Office of the Secretary to not 
enter into any contracts that extend beyond September 30, 1995.

                              COAST GUARD

                           Operating Expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $2,598,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -6,440,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -3,700,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $3,700,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Coast Guard's operating expenses. 
The administration did not request a rescission from this 
account, the House rescinded $6,440,000, and the Committee's 
recommendation is $2,740,000 less than the House allowance. The 
Committee agrees with the House reduction for specific 
activities within the ``Operating expenses'' account. The 
Committee recommends the following reductions:

General detail..........................................     -$2,000,000
Ammunition and small arms...............................        -200,000

Military rotations

                                                              -1,500,000

    In essence, the Committee agrees fully with the House's 
proposed reductions in the general detail and ammunition and 
small arms activities. The Committee has reduced the military 
rotations activity only by one-half of the amount proposed by 
the House, and directs that extension of military rotations not 
affect members assigned to arduous duty requiring extended 
family separations. The Committee further directs that this 
adjustment not impact the reporting dates of members assigned 
to billets associated with the marine safety initiatives funded 
by the Congress for fiscal year 1995.

              Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $362,950,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -42,569,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -34,298,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $34,298,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Coast Guard's ``Acquisition, 
construction, and improvements'' account. The administration 
did not request a rescission from this account, the House 
rescinded $42,569,000, and the Committee's recommendation is 
$8,271,000 less than the House allowance. The Committee agrees 
with the House's proposals in several areas, and recommends the 
following reductions:

Seagoing buoy tender (WLB)..............................     -$3,000,000
Hurricane Andrew/Iniki..................................      -4,400,000
Ports and waterways boat................................      -1,783,000
Specific emitter ID system [SEIS].......................      -2,500,000
Vessel traffic service [VTS]............................      -2,000,000
Support center medical/dental building (San Pedro, CA)..      -4,000,000
Puerto Rico rinse rack/fuel farm........................      -6,300,000
Training center, Cape May, NJ...........................        -800,000
Support center, New York................................      -3,250,000
Stalwart class conversion...............................      -3,750,000
Survey and design--shore facilities.....................      -1,415,000
WLB service life extension [SLEP].......................      -1,100,000

    The Committee approves the reprogramming request of the 
Coast Guard dated September 12, 1994, to use $2,900,000 of 
unobligated funds in the cockpit voice recorder/flight data 
recorder project to complete the HH-65 short-range recovery 
helicopter night vision goggle project.

                Environmental Compliance and Restoration

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $23,500,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -3,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -400,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $400,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Coast Guard's ``Environmental 
compliance and restoration'' account. The administration did 
not request a rescission from this account, the House rescinded 
$3,500,000, and the Committee's recommendation is $3,100,000 
less than the House allowance. The ``Environmental compliance 
and restoration'' account presently has an unobligated balance 
of approximately $21,000,000. The Committee believes that with 
good management, the recommended rescission should not 
adversely affect efforts in this area.

                    FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

                               Operations

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $4,595,394,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,000,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Federal Aviation Administration's 
operations. Neither the administration's request nor the House 
allowance included a rescission from this account. The 
Committee expects that savings for the balance of this year can 
be accomplished through reduced leased space and reduced 
travel. In addition, the Committee has included bill language 
which repeals a proviso contained in the Fiscal Year 1995 
Transportation Appropriations Act, Public Law 103-331, which 
directed that $17,500,000 of the funding provided be available 
only for permanent change of station moves for members of the 
air traffic work force. The Committee believes that, if a 
departmentwide salaries and expenses rescission is enacted, 
that the Federal Aviation Administration should have the 
flexibility to manage such a reduction.

                        Facilities and Equipment

                    (Airport and Airway Trust Fund)

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $2,087,489,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -69,825,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -31,850,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $31,850,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Federal Aviation Administration's 
``Facilities and equipment'' account. The administration did 
not request a rescission from this account, the House rescinded 
$69,825,000, and the Committee's recommendation is $37,975,000 
less than the House allowance. The Committee agrees with the 
House's reduction for specific projects within the ``Facilities 
and equipment'' account. The Committee recommends the following 
reductions which are contained in the House allowance:

Southern California TRACON..............................     -$2,000,000
Tower replacement (Newburgh, NY)........................        -850,000
Tower replacement (Islip, NY)...........................      -1,500,000
Tower establishment (Pullman, WA).......................      -3,500,000
Instrument landing systems..............................      -7,000,000
Radio control equipment.................................      -2,000,000
Systems engineering/development support.................      -5,000,000

    In addition, the Committee recommends the rescission of 
additional funding on the below listed projects:

ATCT/TRACON improvements................................     -$1,000,000
Surveillance radar leapfrog.............................      -2,000,000
Gulf of Mexico offshore program.........................      -2,000,000

Airway science grants

                                                              -5,000,000

    The greatest difference between the House allowance and the 
Committee recommendation is the $35,000,000 that the House 
would rescind in H.R. 1158. The Senate has already recommended 
that these funds be reduced, but proposed this reduction in 
H.R. 889, the Defense supplemental appropriations and 
rescissions bill.
    The Committee recognizes that some adjustment to the above 
projects may be necessary, and directs the FAA to submit to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations a list of 
programs with dollar amounts on how it will meet the target of 
a $31,850,000 rescission in this account within 30 days of 
enactment of this act.

                 Research, Engineering, and Development

                    (Airport and Airway Trust Fund)

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $259,192,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -7,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -7,500,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $7,500,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Federal Aviation Administration's 
``Research, engineering, and development'' account, the same as 
the House allowance. The Fiscal Year 1995 Transportation 
Appropriations Act contained funding above that requested by 
the administration for increased research on human factors 
within the ``Aviation medicine'' subaccount. The Committee 
expects that the necessary reductions will be made on the 
increases provided for in the vertical flight and human factors 
programs.

                       Grants-in-aid for Airports

                    (Airport and Airway Trust Fund)

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date

                                         ...............................

1995 rescission request

                                         ...............................

House allowance

                                         ...............................
Committee recommendation
                                                         -$1,300,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,300,000,000 in 
contract authority from unobligated balances in the Federal 
Aviation Administration's ``Grants-in-aid for airports'' 
account. Neither the administration's request nor the House 
allowance included a rescission from this account. At the end 
of fiscal year 1994, a cumulative unobligated contract 
authority balance of $1,383,229,000 existed in this account. At 
the beginning of fiscal year 1995, a total of $2,161,000,000 in 
new contract authority was made available. Total obligations 
for fiscal year 1995 are expected to total $1,450,000,000, 
which would leave a cumulative unobligated balance of slightly 
more than $2,000,000,000. The Committee believes that 
rescinding funds from the large unobligated balance will not 
impair the program.

                     FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

                Limitation on General Operating Expenses

                          (Highway Trust Fund)

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  ($525,341,000)
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................   (-42,500,000)

Committee recommendation

                                                           (-45,950,000)

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $45,950,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Federal Highway Administration's 
limitation on general operating expenses. The administration 
did not request a rescission from this account, the House 
rescinded $42,500,000, and the Committee's recommendation is 
$3,450,000 more than the House allowance. The following table 
summarizes the 1995 enacted level, House allowance, and 
Committee recommendation.


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Fiscal year        House         Committee  
      LGOE program         1995 enacted      allowance    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Administrative expenses.    $307,183,000     -$3,000,000     -$2,000,000
Contract programs,                                                      
 research and                                                           
 technology:                                                            
    Highway R&D.........;      55,153,000      -6,000,000      -8,000,000
    ITS.................     114,500,000     -24,500,000     -31,950,000
    Technology                                                          
     development........      13,000,000      -1,000,000      -1,000,000
    Long-term pavement                                                  
     performance........       9,000,000      -2,000,000      -2,000,000
    Local rural                                                         
     technical                                                          
     assistance.........       3,105,000      -1,000,000  ..............
    National Highway                                                    
     Institute..........       4,500,000  ..............  ..............
    Disadvantaged                                                       
     business                                                           
     enterprises........      10,000,000  ..............  ..............
    International                                                       
     transportation.....         500,000  ..............  ..............
    OJT/supportive                                                      
     services...........       5,000,000      -5,000,000      -1,000,000
    Rehabilitation of                                                   
     TFHRC..............       3,000,000  ..............  ..............
    Technical assistance                                                
     for Russia.........         400,000  ..............  ..............
                         -----------------------------------------------
      Total, LGOE.......     525,341,000     -42,500,000     -45,950,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    The Committee has reduced the overall administrative 
expenses activity by $2,000,000, which is less than 1 percent 
of the total available for the fiscal year.
    Highway research and development is reduced by $8,000,000, 
which still leaves the account approximately 4 percent above 
the fiscal year 1994 level. In managing the reduction, the 
Committee directs that FHWA's research and analysis on the 
validation of simulators for use in driver training and for 
testing and licensing under the Commercial Driver's License 
Program not be delayed.
    In the technology development area, the Committee expects 
that many new starts will be delayed. The resulting funding, 
however, is at the same level as fiscal year 1994. In the long-
term pavement performance area, the Committee's rescission 
agrees with the House allowance, providing the fiscal year 1994 
funding level for the program.
    The Committee disagrees with the House rescission of 
funding for the local rural technical assistance program. This 
program is the only FHWA program designed to empower local 
officials to efficiently and effectively manage their road and 
bridge programs, especially at the rural level. Approximately 
70 percent of the public road mileage remains under local 
control.
    The Committee has reduced the on-the-job training/support 
services activity, but does not agree with the House-proposed 
elimination of the program. The program was intended to attract 
a new and diverse population into the crafts in the highway 
construction industry.
    The Committee's recommendation for the intelligent 
transportation systems program is detailed in the table below.


------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Intelligent                                                        
    transportation       Fiscal year                        Committee   
    systems [ITS]        1995 enacted   House allowance   recommendation
     subaccounts                                                        
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Research and                                                            
 development.........      $35,000,000     -$10,000,000      -$5,000,000
Operational tests....       22,500,000  ...............      -17,950,000
Commercial vehicle                                                      
 operations..........       10,700,000       -2,000,000  ...............
Automated highway                                                       
 systems.............       10,000,000       -3,000,000       -3,000,000
Advanced technology                                                     
 applications........       15,000,000       -7,500,000       -3,000,000
Priority corridors...       10,000,000  ...............       -2,000,000
Program and systems                                                     
 support.............       11,300,000       -2,000,000       -1,000,000
                      --------------------------------------------------
      Total, ITS.....      114,500,000      -24,500,000      -31,950,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Research and development.--The Committee recommends a 
$5,000,000 reduction, which leaves the program effectively at 
its fiscal year 1994 level, and expects reductions to be made 
in the user-acceptance area and outreach area.
    Operational tests.--The Committee recommends the rescission 
of previously earmarked unobligated funding for the Advance 
project ($4,000,000) and the Southern State Parkway (fiscal 
year 1992 earmark of $13,950,000).
    Automated highway system.--Although the proposed reduction 
of $3,000,000 may delay the near-term program, it is necessary 
due to budgetary reasons. This activity also receives funding 
from the advanced technology operations areas.
    Advanced technology application.--The Committee's reduction 
reflects the fact that, to date, none of the funds for this 
activity are obligated.
    Priority corridors.--In addition to the funds provided in 
appropriations legislation under this line item, an additional 
$86,000,000 is available through an earmark contained in the 
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.
    Program and systems support.--The Committee directs that 
the proposed reduction be directed at lower priority 
activities, such as outreach and promotional activities.
    The Committee strongly believes that there is sufficient 
funding within the ITS program to absorb the proposed 
rescissions. For example, the administration has found 
sufficient flexibility among the ITS general operating expenses 
account, and the ISTEA contract authority to provide over 
$73,000,000 in support of projects, specifically for the 1996 
Olympics in Atlanta. Given the ability to direct a large amount 
of funds for one purpose, the Committee believes that FHWA can 
manage the proposed rescissions.
    The Committee does not agree with the House position that 
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] 
should be immune from the reductions in the advanced technology 
applications area. Under the current organization, the joint 
program office oversees all aspects of the Department's 
intelligent transportation systems operations, including NHTSA. 
The joint program officer coordinates all program activities 
and is responsible for assessment of all individual projects to 
ensure that ITS milestones are met and, therefore, should be 
allowed to manage the reduction in the advanced technology 
applications area, including the funding originally earmarked 
for NHTSA.

                          Federal-aid Highways

                      (Limitation on obligations)

                          (Highway Trust Fund)

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date

                                                       ($17,160,000,000)

1995 rescission request

                                                          (-356,154,000)

House allowance

                                                           (-27,640,000)
Committee recommendation
                                                           (-77,640,000)

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $77,640,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Federal Highway Administration's 
Federal-aid highways obligation limitation. The administration 
requested a rescission of $356,154,000 from this account, and 
the House rescinded $27,640,000. The Committee's recommendation 
is $50,000,000 more than the House allowance.
    The administration's proposed rescission of $356,154,000 
would have impacted funds made available for demonstration 
projects that had been previously earmarked in authorizing 
legislation. The bill language requested by the administration 
would have given the Department line-item rescission authority 
to reduce or eliminate projects of its choosing, regardless of 
when or where the projects were created.
    The House's rescission of $27,640,000 would affect the 
applied research and development program, but was not specific 
as to what particular areas would be reduced.
    The Committee recommends a reduction of $27,640,000 in the 
applied research and development program, and expects that at 
least $20,000,000 be from the designated technologies account, 
including: elastomer modified asphalt; blended hydraulic 
cement; thin bonded overlay; and pavement marking. Through 
fiscal year 1995, a total of $158,000,000 was provided for the 
section 6005 program, and it is projected that $130,360,000 
will be obligated by the end of the year.
    In addition, the Committee is recommending a rescission of 
$50,000,000 in the Section 1012 Congestion Pricing Program. To 
date, little interest has been shown in the program and funds 
expected to be obligated this year for a San Francisco Bay area 
project have been delayed. Even with the Committee's 
rescission, there is approximately $5,000,000 still available 
for the pilot program.

                             Federal Lands

    The Committee notes the House committee's prohibition on 
funding the Ellis Island bridge. The Committee disagrees with 
that proposal, but recognizes that the bridge is a matter of 
controversy and, therefore, directs that no funds can be spent 
on construction of the bridge to Ellis Island until the 
Environmental Impact Statement is finalized.

                        Emergency Relief Program

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................................
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................   -$351,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -50,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $50,000,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Federal Highway Administration's 
emergency relief program. The administration did not request a 
rescission from this account, the House rescinded $351,000,000, 
and the Committee's recommendation is $301,000,000 less than 
the House allowance. Based on information provided by the 
Federal Highway Administration [FHWA], the Committee expects 
that the unobligated balances of emergency relief funds from 
Public Law 101-130 for the Loma Prieta earthquake and Public 
Law 103-75 for the Midwest floods will be obligated this year.
    There are unallocated funds associated with the 
$675,000,000 originally provided in Public Law 103-211 for the 
Northridge earthquake. However, this is the only source of 
funds available for disaster response. FHWA already has claims 
pending due to the flooding in Washington, Oregon, and Texas; 
and further claims are expected from the most recent flooding 
in California, which caused severe road damage, including the 
collapse of an I-5 bridge span in Coalinga, CA.

                   Miscellaneous Highway Trust Funds

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................................
1995 rescission request.................................     -$6,890,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The administration requested authority to rescind 
unobligated contract authority without specifying which 
authorizations would be affected. Neither the House nor the 
Committee concurred.

                      Miscellaneous Appropriations

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................................
1995 rescission request.................................    -$36,956,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The administration requested authority to rescind prior-
years funding without specifying what years funding or projects 
would be affected. Neither the House nor the Committee support 
this approach

             NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

                     Highway Traffic Safety Grants

                          (Highway Trust Fund)

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................................
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                            -$20,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $20,000,000 in 
unobligated balances from the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration's highway traffic safety grants program. Neither 
the administration's request nor the House allowance included a 
rescission from this account.
    At the end of fiscal year 1995, it is expected $45,450,000 
in unobligated balances of contract authority for highway 
traffic safety grants will exist. The Committee has rescinded a 
portion of those outstanding balances and is retaining 
$25,450,000 in order to provide flexibility in meeting fiscal 
year 1996 initiatives. This rescission does not affect NHTSA's 
ability to fund its section 402 or 410 highway safety grant 
programs in fiscal years 1995 or 1996.

                    FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

                      Office of the Administrator

                               (transfer)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $13,090,000
1995 rescission request.................................       (611,950)
House allowance.........................................       (611,950)

Committee recommendation

                                                               (611,950)

    The Committee concurs in the provision, as requested by the 
administration and included in the House allowance, to make a 
technical change to Public Law 103-331, the Fiscal Year 1995 
Transportation Appropriations Act. That act reduced Federal 
Railroad Administration, Office of the Administrator by 
$3,000,000 and included a general provision which allowed the 
Department to transfer up to $3,000,000 to this account from 
recoveries received from the Delaware and Hudson Railway. 
Revised information from the Department indicates that the 
Delaware and Hudson Railway recoveries will not reach the 
$3,000,000 level, but that there are other funds available from 
the section 511 loan guarantee funds to make up any anticipated 
shortfall. This provision allows such transfer.

                 Northeast Corridor Improvement Program

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $200,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -7,768,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -7,768,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $7,768,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Federal Railroad Administration's 
Northeast Corridor Improvement Program. The administration did 
not request a rescission from this account, the House rescinded 
$7,768,000, and the Committee's recommendation is the same as 
the House allowance.
    These NECIP carryover funds were anticipated to be used for 
grade crossing elimination projects which proved unable to 
secure local approvals. Although some recent progress has been 
made in securing agreement among Amtrak, the State of 
Connecticut, and local residents on how to proceed, no funds 
are likely to be obligated for these purposes during fiscal 
year 1995. The Committee approves this rescission without 
prejudice to future requests for funding.
    This rescission does not affect the unobligated balance set 
aside as a contingency fund for contractor claims currently in 
litigation.

       National Magnetic Levitation Prototype Development Program

                          (Highway Trust Fund)

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................................
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                           -$250,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $250,000,000 in 
unobligated contract authority from the Federal Railroad 
Administration's National Magnetic Levitation Prototype 
Development Program, as authorized in Public Law 102-240. Over 
the years since the prototype program was created, it has 
become clear that there is no realistic opportunity for these 
funds to be used to carry out their intended purpose. The 
Committee must focus its scarce resources on transportation 
programs that are able to use the funding provided. Neither the 
administration's request nor the House allowance included a 
rescission from this account.

                     FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

                     Transit Planning and Research

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $92,250,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -8,800,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not recommend a rescission from the 
Federal Transit Administration's ``Transit planning and 
research'' account. The administration did not request a 
rescission from this account, while the House rescinded 
$8,800,000.
    The House-passed rescission would terminate a series of 
ongoing transit planning and research programs. Congress added 
$8,000,000 to this account in fiscal year 1995 for these 
initiatives, which were agreed to by the conferees on the 
fiscal year 1995 funding bill. The Committee does not support 
disrupting these programs in the middle of the fiscal year.

                          Discretionary Grants

                      (Limitation on Obligations)

                          (Highway Trust Fund)

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,725,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -131,651,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -84,943,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $84,893,000 in 
unobligated balances from the Federal Transit Administration's 
discretionary grants. The administration did not request a 
rescission from this account, the House rescinded $131,651,000, 
and the Committee's recommendation of $84,943,000 is 
$46,708,000 less than the House allowance.
    The House's rescissions include: $76,950,000 from balances 
available for transit new starts and $54,701,000 from balances 
for buses and bus facilities. In effect, the House action 
rescinded one-half the unobligated balances for each of the 
projects that have been available prior to fiscal year 1994, 
plus $17,650,000 in unobligated bus funds left unallocated for 
fiscal year 1995.
    Like the House, the Committee has rescinded all of the 
unallocated discretionary bus funds for fiscal year 1995, or 
$17,650,000. Generally, the Committee agrees that earmarked 
funds that remain unobligated for long periods of time should 
be rescinded. Good public policy dictates that dormant funds be 
returned into the economy, working to either fund other 
pressing national needs or to reduce the Federal deficit. 
Therefore, with respect to funding provided prior to fiscal 
year 1993, the Committee has rescinded unobligated new start 
funds in the amount of $64,730,000, and unobligated bus funds 
in the amount of $2,563,000.
    The Committee has not agreed to rescind any new start or 
bus funds that were made available in fiscal year 1993. Public 
Law 102-388 provided that such discretionary transit funds 
shall be available for use through the end of fiscal year 1995.

Section 3 new starts

    The Committee reduces, without prejudice, the following 
amounts:

Fiscal year 1991: Cleveland dual hub....................     -$4,460,000
Fiscal year 1992:
    Cleveland dual hub..................................      -2,000,000
    Kansas City--south LRT..............................        -930,000
    San Diego mid-coast.................................      -1,900,000
    New Jersey-Hawthorne-Warwick........................     -34,200,000
    San Jose-Gilroy CR..................................      -8,000,000
    Seattle-Tacoma CR...................................      -3,240,000
    Detroit LRT.........................................     -10,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, fiscal year 1992........................     -60,270,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, new starts.................................     -64,730,000

Section 3 bus and bus facilities

    The Committee reduces, without prejudice, the following 
amounts:

Fiscal year 1992:
    Eureka Springs, AR..................................        -$63,000
    San Francisco medical center parking garage, CA.....      -2,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, fiscal year 1992........................      -2,563,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
Fiscal year 1995: Unallocated...........................     -17,650,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, bus and bus facilities.....................     -20,213,000

    The Department has supplied the Committee with updated 
information indicating that some of the projects whose funding 
was rescinded by the House could immediately spend their 
unobligated funds. Some projects had been delayed due to the 
often lengthy time required--even for the most meritorious 
projects--to meet all Federal standards and secure all 
necessary project approvals. One new start project, the Los 
Angeles-San Diego [LOSSAN] project was already obligated on 
February 15, 1994. For these reasons the Committee's 
rescissions will not affect any projects funded in fiscal year 
1993, or any of the following amonts rescinded by the House.

Section 3 new starts

Fiscal year 1992:
    Los Angeles-San Diego CR [LOSSAN]...................      $5,000,000
    New York-Staten Island--Midtown Ferry...............         500,000
    Vallejo--Ferry......................................         880,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

      Total, new starts

                                                               6,380,000

Section 3 bus and bus facilities

Fiscal year 1990: Madison, WI...........................      $1,247,000
Fiscal year 1992:
    Dallas, TX..........................................       3,750,000
    Eugene, OR..........................................       1,750,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, 1992....................................       5,550,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

      Total, bus and bus facilities

                                                               6,747,000

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The Committee has included a general provision which 
reduces the departmentwide working capital fund from 
$93,000,000 to $89,000,000. The House's action would have 
reduced the working capital fund to $85,000,000. This is 
consistent with the Committee rescission of $4,000,000 from the 
``Working capital'' account of the Office of the Secretary.
    The House has included a general provision which rescinds 
$20,000,000 of personnel compensation and benefits or 
administrative costs. The Committee believes that this would be 
a difficult level of reduction to administer. The Committee 
believes, however, that management efficiencies could be 
implemented to achieve some savings. Language reducing 
departmentwide expenses by $10,000,000 is included.
    The Committee has inserted a technical correction to the 
fiscal year 1994 Transportation appropriations bill, Public Law 
103-122, regarding the availability of transit funds.

                               CHAPTER X

            TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE, AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                          U.S. Customs Service

                         salaries and expenses

                      (Including Transfer of Funds

1995 appropriations.....................................  $1,394,793,000
1995 supplemental request...............................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                            (13,200,000)

    The Committee has transferred funds made available in 
Public Law 103-329 to the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy to the Customs Service for antidrug efforts associated 
with Operation Hard Line.

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

                    General Services Administration

                         Federal Buildings Fund

                (Limitation on Availability of Revenue)

                          (Transfer of Funds)

    The Committee concurs with language included by the House 
which transfers $5,000,000 made available in Public Law 103-
329, from the Federal buildings fund to implement an agreement 
between the Food and Drug Administration and another entity for 
space, equipment, and facilities related to seafood research.

                     Office of Personnel Management

  Government Payment For Annuitants, Employee Life Insurance Benefits

    The Committee has included language which will provide an 
additional $9,000,000 for the purpose of making the 
Government's contribution toward basic life insurance premium 
payments for Federal retirees under 65 years of age. This is a 
technical adjustment in the mandatory program due to an 
inaccurate estimate.

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                          Departmental Offices

                         Salaries and Expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $104,479,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -100,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -100,000

    The House recommended a rescission of $100,000 from 
salaries and expenses. The House report directed that the 
reduction be taken from the Office of Public Affairs. The 
Committee concurs with the rescission, but provides the 
Secretary the discretion to apply the reduction where he sees 
fit.
    The Committee has not included language requested by the 
President and included by the House striking language in Public 
Law 103-329 which directed the Department of the Treasury to 
commit 85 FTE's and $6,443,000 for the Office of Enforcement in 
fiscal year 1995 and expects the Department to comply with the 
1995 law.

                Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

                         Salaries and Expenses

    The Committee has not recommended language proposed by the 
President and included by the House regarding the use of funds 
for medical care of students at the Center.
    The provision in the 1995 law authorizing FLETC to use its 
appropriated funds for emergency and first-aid medical care was 
not intended to exclude the use of funds for providing medical 
care to students for training-related injuries. Nor was the 
language intended to interfere with the medical care provided 
to native American officers training at FLETC who otherwise 
would have to seek care through Indian Health Service 
facilities. The intent of the language was only to limit 
routine use of medical services provided by FLETC medical 
personnel for nontraining-related illnesses which could be 
handled through nongovernment care providers. The Committee 
expects FLETC to exercise this authority to provide medical 
care under the circumstances outlined but also permits some 
reasonable degree of discretion.
    The Committee has not included language requested by the 
administration to allow the Director of the Center discretion 
to waive reimbursement and pay certain travel costs for foreign 
officials seeking training at the Center. The House has denied 
this request as well.

     Acquisition, Construction, Improvements, and Related Expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $16,815,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -11,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The House recommended a rescission of $11,000,000 in 
previous year appropriations for construction of permanent 
training facilities at the satellite facility for the Center at 
Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ. The Committee notes that the 
administration has indicated the facility will not be 
constructed and has included a request in the fiscal year 1996 
budget to use these funds for operational costs. The Committee 
recommends no rescission based on the fiscal year 1996 request 
at this time and will review the transfer in the context of the 
budget request.

                      Financial Management Service

                         Salaries and Expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $183,889,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -160,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -160,000

    The House has recommended a rescission of $160,000 in 
salaries and expenses to be taken from the Office of 
Congressional and Public Affairs. The Committee concurs with 
the amount of the rescission, but allows the Commissioner 
discretion to apply the reduction.

                       Bureau of the Public Debt

                     Administering the Public Debt

                         Salaries and Expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $183,458,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -1,500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,500,000

    The Committee concurs with the House recommendation to 
rescind $1,500,000 from amounts appropriated in fiscal year 
1995, which was identified by the Department of the Treasury 
for reprogramming.

                        Internal Revenue Service

                          Information Systems

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,388,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -1,490,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -1,490,000

    The Committee concurs with the House recommendation to 
rescind $1,490,000 from information systems from amounts 
appropriated in fiscal year 1995 which were identified as 
available for reprogramming by the Department of the Treasury.
    The Committee has not approved the administration's request 
to lower the amount dedicated to tax systems modernization 
[TSM] from $650,000,000 to $622,366,000. The House lowered this 
level to $640,000,000.
    The Committee is very concerned about the Service's 
commitment to TSM. The IRS continues to promote increases in 
this vital program, however, whenever a shortfall in funding 
occurs, the TSM account is used as the source to overcome the 
problem.

           Administrative Provision--Internal Revenue Service

    The Committee concurs with the House and has included 
language which clarifies section 3, relating to the collection 
of fees.

                               U.S. Mint

                         Salaries and Expenses

    The Committee concurs with the House and has included 
language which would allow the Mint flexibility to reprogram 
funds from expansion and improvements to the manufacturing of 
coins, if needed, to meet increased demand.

                          U.S. Secret Service

                         Salaries and Expenses

    The Committee has denied the administration's request to 
transfer funds appropriated in 1995 for missing and exploited 
children to investigations relating to anticounterfeiting. The 
House rejected this request as well, and the Committee expects 
the Service to move forward on the missing children's project 
as soon as possible.

    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE 
                               PRESIDENT

                         The White House Office

                         Salaries and Expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $40,193,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................        -171,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -171,000

    The House has recommended a rescission of $171,000 from 
salaries and expenses from amounts appropriated for the Office 
of Public Liaison in fiscal year 1995. The Committee concurs 
with the rescission, but leaves the President the discretion, 
as to where it should be applied.

                     Federal Drug Control Programs

                        Special Forfeiture Fund

              (including rescission and transfer of funds)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $41,900,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -13,200,000

Committee recommendation

                                                           (-13,200,000)

    The House has recommended a rescission of $13,200,000 from 
fiscal year 1995 proceeds to the special forfeiture fund based 
on information that unexpected expenditures by the Department 
of Justice lowered the anticipated deposits to the fund.
    The Committee recommends the rescission of $13,200,000 made 
available in Public Law 103-329 to the Director of the Office 
of National Drug Control Policy for use at his discretion to 
enhance antidrug activities in fiscal year 1995. The Committee 
takes this action since deposits anticipated into the special 
forfeiture fund in fiscal year 1995 are $13,200,000 lower than 
the earmarks contained in the Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations 
Act. The Committee has provided additional appropriations of 
$13,200,000 to the special forfeiture fund to be transferred to 
the U.S. Customs Service to cover the increased costs to 
implement border enforcement and related activities under 
Operation Hard Line and associated law enforcement activities

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

                    General Services Administration

                         Federal Buildings Fund

                (Limitation on Availability of Revenue)

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  ($601,702,000)
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................  (-136,593,000)

Committee recommendation

                                                          (-241,011,000)

    The House has recommended rescinding funds which were 
authorized for expenditure from the Federal buildings fund in 
fiscal years 1992-95 totaling $136,593,000.
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $241,011,000. The 
Committee recommends rescissions from the following projects 
for which funds were appropriated in previous fiscal years:

Charlotte, Amalie, St. Thomas, VI, courthouse...........     -$2,184,000
Sierra Vista, AZ, U.S. magistrates office...............      -1,000,000
Menlo Park, CA, laboratory..............................        -980,000
Tampa, FL, U.S. courthouse..............................      -5,994,000
Atlanta, GA:
    CDC, Mercer site....................................     -25,890,000
    CDC, Mercer Office Building.........................     -14,110,000
Boston, MA, U.S. courthouse.............................      -4,076,000
Concord, NH, U.S. courthouse............................      -3,519,000
Reno, NV, U.S. courthouse...............................      -1,465,000
Fargo, ND, U.S. courthouse..............................      -1,371,000
Steubenville, OH, U.S. courthouse.......................      -2,280,000
Youngstown, OH, U.S. courthouse.........................      -4,574,000
Portland, OR, U.S. courthouse...........................      -5,000,000
Philadelphia, PA, VA/FB.................................      -1,276,000
Greeneville, TN, U.S. courthouse........................      -2,936,000
Washington, DC, GSA headquarters........................     -25,000,000
Hammond, IN, U.S. courthouse............................     -26,000,000
Washington, DC:
    U.S. Secret Service headquarters....................      -8,900,000
    Corps of Engineers, headquarters....................     -25,000,000
    Central/west heating plants.........................      -5,000,000
Lukeville, AZ, border station...........................     -$1,219,000
San Luis, AZ, border station............................      -3,496,000
San Francisco, CA, U.S. court of appeals................      -9,003,000
Chicago, IL, Federal center.............................      -7,000,000
Avondale, MD, consolidation.............................     -16,671,000
Providence, RI, courthouse..............................      -7,740,000
El Paso, TX, Ysleta Border Station......................      -1,727,000
Nationwide:
    Chlorofluorocarbons.................................     -12,300,000
    Energy program......................................     -15,300,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    -241,011,000

                           Operating Expenses

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $130,036,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -2,065,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The House has recommended a rescission of $2,065,000 from 
operating expenses of the amounts appropriated in fiscal year 
1995. The Committee does not concur with this rescission.

                      Federal Election Commission

                         Salaries and Expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $27,106,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -2,792,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The House rescinds $2,792,000 salaries and expenses from 
amounts appropriated in fiscal year 1995. The Committee does 
not concur with this rescission.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board

                         Salaries and Expenses

    Congressional oversight and the work of the General 
Accounting Office have raised the Committee's concern over the 
direction, in recent years, of the U.S. Merit Systems 
Protection Board. In particular, the Committee believes the 
statutory accountability and responsibility of the Chairman 
must be more adequately described to ensure the proper 
operation of the agency. Such concern for the accountability of 
the Chairman to the Congress makes necessary the use of this 
vehicle to reiterate the intent of the statute.

                     Office of Personnel Management

                         Salaries and Expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $115,139,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -3,140,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -3,140,000

    The Committee concurs with the House rescission of 
$3,140,000 from amounts appropriated in fiscal year 1995. This 
funding had been appropriated to enhance OPM training. In light 
of the administration proposal to transfer training 
responsibilities to other agencies, these resources will no 
longer be necessary. In addition, $140,000 for the Office of 
International Affairs is rescinded.

                               CHAPTER XI

DEPARTMENTS OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND 
                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                     Veterans Health Administration

                              MEDICAL CARE

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date.............................. $16,214,684,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -50,000,000

    The Committee has recommended a rescission of $50,000,000 
from VA medical care. This amount includes a rescission of 
$20,000,000 from equipment and $30,000,000 from personnel 
costs.
    The Committee notes that the amount provided in fiscal year 
1995 for equipment was $594,000,000. The amount rescinded 
represents a 3-percent reduction. In fiscal year 1994, the 
Congress added $95,000,000 to VA's budget for equipment, which 
has enabled the Department to make significant progress in 
reducing the equipment backlog.
    The Committee's reduction to personnel costs is consistent 
with the Department's latest estimate of personnel expenses for 
fiscal year 1995.

                      Departmental Administration

                      CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR PROJECTS

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $354,294,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                             -50,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $50,000,000 from 
construction, major projects from excess project reserves. The 
Committee notes there are currently reserves on numerous 
projects which are nearing completion. While these funds would 
ordinarily be returned to the working reserve to finance future 
cost limit increases, the Committee has rescinded these funds 
in an effort to ensure fiscal discipline on future construction 
projects.

              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                            Housing Programs

           National Homeownership Trust Demonstration Program

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $50,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -50,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -50,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $50,000,000 for 
the National Homeownership Trust Demonstration Program. This is 
the same level as proposed as the House. The Committee believes 
that the purposes proposed to be demonstrated by this program 
are laudatory, creation of a new program at this time appears 
unwarranted given current budgetary constraints and the 
existence of a number of other agencies which could be 
coordinated to advance the goal of providing greater 
homeownership opportunities for first-time home buyers.

               Annual Contributions for Assisted Housing

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date.............................. $11,083,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................    -439,200,000
House allowance.........................................  -5,733,200,000

Committee recommendation

                                                          -4,541,439,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $4,541,439,000 
from the ``Annual contributions for assisted housing'' account 
of the Department. This is $1,191,961,000 less than the House-
passed rescission, but is $4,102,239,000 more than proposed by 
the administration. In addition to rescinding new budget 
authority appropriated to the Department in the appropriations 
bill for fiscal year 1995, this rescission will also apply 
against $35,139,000,000 in unobligated funds carried into this 
fiscal year from prior year appropriations bills.
    The Committee's intent in seeking such a large rescission 
is to begin the long and difficult process of restructuring 
programs and activities of the Department to prevent massive 
dislocations of families currently receiving Federal housing 
assistance in the future, and to protect the near trillion 
dollar investment of Federal resources in assisted housing 
stock of the Nation. This curious juxtaposition of immediate 
budgetary cuts in order to sustain future program activities 
results from the rapidly growing projections of cost associated 
with continuing existing Federal assisted housing policies.
    The Congressional Budget Office, in a recent analysis of 
the President's budget submission for HUD, estimated a 51-
percent increase in Federal assisted housing outlays over the 
next 5 years, despite claims by the administration that its 
plan would reinvent the Department. The cumulative outlay 
increase for HUD public and assisted activities would total 
$39,400,000,000 by the year 2000, from the fiscal year 1995 
level of expenditure. Such massive growth in spending cannot be 
sustained given growing pressure to freeze and even reduce 
nominal spending levels for discretionary programs.
    The Congress must immediately enact fundamental program and 
policy changes to enable public and subsidized housing managers 
and residents to meet such spending limitations without massive 
evictions or jeopardizing the continued viability of sound low-
income housing developments. It is the Committee's intent, 
through this measure, to provide two forms of such relief.
    First, the Committee is recommending rescissions to 
eliminate funding for the initiation of new incremental rental 
unit subsidy contracts and construction of new public housing 
units which will demand additional future year funding 
requirements. Such additional housing, if permitted to proceed, 
would generate funding demands beyond levels of funding 
associated with maintaining the existing inventory of 
subsidized housing, which, in and of itself, exceeds current 
estimates of likely funding availability. In this regard, the 
Committee is simply attempting to prevent the problem from 
getting even worse.
    The second goal of the Committee's recommendation is to 
provide limited program reform of excessive administrative and 
bureaucratic burdens on efficient housing management and 
operations. Although the Committee cannot recommend the 
comprehensive reform legislation needed by the Department in 
the context of this emergency supplemental appropriations bill, 
the need for reform is as desperately urgent in this 
administrative and budgetary disaster, as in any natural 
disaster. To that end, the Committee is recommending a number 
of targeted program reforms and administrative changes. 
Hopefully, these initial efforts will set the stage for 
enactment of a larger and more comprehensive restructuring of 
departmental activities and responsibilities prior to the 
consideration of the fiscal year 1996 appropriations bill later 
this session of the Congress.
    In addition to this two-pronged strategy, the Committee has 
provided direction that the Department redirect its funds 
toward activities which facilitate the demolition and 
replacement of obsolete and nonviable housing. Federal 
subsidized housing currently serves in excess of 4.8 million 
families, approximately one-half of which are elderly or 
disabled. While sustaining this level of assistance will be 
difficult given current budgetary constraints, it can only be 
done if the inventory of such housing stock is freed from the 
cost of supporting the failed projects of previous social and 
urban policy experiments.
    The Committee's recommendations include the following:
    One, rescind $451,000,000 for public and Indian housing new 
construction. The balance of this account will be applied for 
replacement units, rather than expanding the inventory of 1.4 
million units.
    Two, rescind $2,406,789,000 for new incremental section 8 
certificates and vouchers. Such rental subsidies cost nearly 
$7,000 per year, per family served, and annually grow in cost 
due to inflationary factors. Given the constraints on 
discretionary funding, even maintaining existing contracts may 
not be possible, and, therefore, adding more to the inventory 
makes little sense. An exception is provided to assist families 
displaced from other forms of Federal housing assistance 
programs. Included in this rescission is $350,000,000 for the 
Pension Fund Demonstration Program, however $100,000,000 will 
remain to begin the first round of this important demonstration 
in fiscal year 1995.
    Three, rescind $500,000,000 from amounts previously 
provided for tenant-based section 8 assistance which are in 
excess of current needs. A substantial shortfall exists in 
anticipated budgetary resources for the renewal cost of such 
ongoing subsidy needs over the next several years, but previous 
year reserves which have accumulated through less than rigorous 
departmental financial management should be applied before 
additional funds are appropriated.
    Four, rescind $835,150,000 from public housing 
modernization. While the goal of reducing the backlog of 
deferred modernization requirements of existing public housing 
has prompted substantial increases in funding in recent years 
from the Congress, such funding was premised on limitations 
imposed by pre-existing legislative requirements on the 
program. The Committee is recommending substantial improvements 
in this process which, through greater local discretion, 
control, and flexibility, should permit more effective use of 
the remaining funding to offset this aggregate budgetary 
reduction.
    Five, rescind $106,000,000 previously earmarked by the 
Congress for special projects. The purpose of such flexible and 
targeted assistance are laudatory, however, given current 
budgetary constraints funding should be withdrawn pending 
further congressional action on housing and community 
development legislation.
    Six, rescind $152,500,000 for loan management set-asides. 
This activity is designed to prevent default and foreclosure on 
multifamily rental projects which are financed with FHA insured 
loans. Such assistance has proven to be very expensive, and 
should be addressed in connection with the HUD mark-to-market 
proposal, and in the Department's more aggressive approach to 
management of its inventory of assigned mortgages. The 
Committee strongly supports these two initiatives of the 
Department to curb excessive project-based housing subsidy 
program costs.
    Seven, rescind $90,000,000 from amounts preciously 
earmarked for lead-based paint hazard reduction activities. The 
Committee is very encouraged that ongoing efforts to evaluate 
exposure abatement and risk-reduction strategies associated 
with lead-based paint are beginning to converge on a consensus 
approach to this extremely important matter. Pending final 
resolution of these issues, however, the Committee believes 
that a temporary halt to the grant program of abatement 
activities is prudent. The Committee directs that further 
studies and technical activities continue with the remaining 
$10,000,000 available, including amounts necessary in fiscal 
year 1996 to complete this critical activity.

                               (deferral)

    The Committee recommends the deferral of $465,000,000 of 
funds previously appropriated for preservation of multifamily 
housing projects eligible for prepayment under the section 221 
and 236 assisted rental housing programs. The Committee is very 
concerned that financing structure of the existing program to 
preserve this form of low-cost assisted housing for thousands 
of residents, in the words of the HUD inspector general, is a 
rip-off of the taxpayers, due to onerous bureaucratic and 
statutory requirements. Reform of this program, perhaps toward 
a capital grant concept or one in which the Federal Government 
simply purchases these properties certainly appears to be more 
cost effective over a multiyear period, than the current 
program.
    The Committee, therefore, recommends a deferral of the 
remaining funds in the program until September 30, 1995, to 
permit this reform to be enacted. Absent such legislation, the 
deferred amount will become available to carry out the existing 
program. The Committee has included language which will enable 
a limited class of applicants for the preservation program to 
remain in processing and strongly supports the intent of the 
existing program to preserve this effective housing program to 
continue to serve existing residents, either as renters or as 
potential homeowners.
    Also included in the Committee's recommendation is language 
that will exempt a total of $22,000,000 from the deferral. 
These funds are for preservation technical assistance grants to 
assist nonprofit organizations and resident groups seeking to 
purchase housing developments under the program. This amount 
includes an additional $5,000,000 for such technical assistance 
to permit continued progress on such resident ownership efforts 
during the period of the deferral and to prepare for program 
changes and improvements under consideration by the Congress.
    The Committee recognizes the cost incurred by nonprofit 
resident groups in arranging purchases, as well as property 
owners in undertaking the procedural steps necessary to comply 
with the existing law in exercising their contractual right to 
prepay. Failure to either fund the existing program or to enact 
a reformed system to compensate these parties is both unfair 
and an inequitable taking of a contract right.
    There are approximately 145,000 units of multifamily 
housing involved in active processing under the current 
preservation program. Prompt legislative action is necessary to 
maintain this large inventory of safe, decent, and affordable 
housing for low- and moderate-income families, and to avoid 
very disruptive and costly displacement.
    The Committee is, therefore, committed to seeking an 
expeditious resolution of these issues to permit private 
property owners to pursue reasonable solutions to these 
difficult circumstances.

         Payments for Operation of Low-Income Housing Projects

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $2,900,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -404,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not recommend a rescission for this 
account which funds subsidies for the operating costs of public 
housing and Indian housing authorities. The House recommended 
rescission of $404,000,000 would seriously curtail housing 
authority operations, especially with respect to labor 
intensive maintenance and security activities. It is unclear 
whether such a rescission, at this point in the fiscal year, 
could be applied to all housing authorities, or only the 
roughly one-half of such authorities whose operating plans have 
not yet received HUD approval. Current estimates indicate that 
this rescission, if enacted, could force operating reductions 
to affected authorities as great as 39 percent, from levels 
eligible for assistance under existing statutory formula.

                   Severely Distressed Public Housing

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $500,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -523,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not recommend a rescission from the 
appropriation for the severely distressed public housing 
program. The program, also known as HOPE VI, is targeted toward 
the demolition and major reconstruction in the most distressed 
and obsolete public housing developments in the Nation. The 
Committee strongly supports this aggressive strategy to remove 
from the public housing inventory these failed housing 
developments which are largely vacant and are blights on the 
communities where they exist. Only through such efforts can the 
affected housing authorities improve their inventory to be 
competitive, modestly priced housing, which can attract mixed-
income resident populations and provide a more supportive 
environment for all residents seeking to move off welfare. Such 
improvements are critical if these authorities are to reduce 
their dependence on current levels of Federal subsidies.

             Drug Elimination Grants for Low-Income Housing

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $290,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -32,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not recommend a rescission for the Drug 
Elimination Grants Program. This program has proven very 
effective in assisting public housing authorities in developing 
focused attacks against the growing tide of drug dealing and 
crime in and around housing projects. The Committee does 
believe that such efforts should be incorporated into the 
normal operating budgets and programs of public housing 
authorities and the cities, but recognizes the value of this 
special program given recent cuts in both the operating subsidy 
account, and in municipal budgets.
    It is the Committee's hope, that as greater flexibility is 
given public housing authorities over tenant selection 
criteria, that the concentrations of poverty, which have served 
as a magnet for much of these drug problems, will subside.

                           Youthbuild Program

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $50,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -38,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not recommend a rescission for the 
Youthbuild Program. This program combines intensive education, 
counseling, and job skill training, in the context of useful 
neighborhood rehabilitation projects and has demonstrated 
remarkable success in current sites. The program is in the 
process of expanding nationwide and should receive continuing 
support during this limited phase of startup operations. The 
future of this program will depend on its ability to attract 
local support.

                     Housing Counseling Assistance

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $50,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -38,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -38,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $38,000,000 for 
housing counseling assistance. This program has traditionally 
been an effective means of providing low- and moderate-income 
families counseling and advice on property maintenance and 
financial management. The funds recommended for rescission, 
represents an increase over the enacted fiscal year 1994 level 
and was targeted to expand community outreach and advocacy 
activities. It is the Committee's view that such activities can 
be provided by other private entities and organizations, rather 
than being federally financed.

                         Flexible Subsidy Fund

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $50,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................      -8,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    No rescission is recommend for the Flexible Subsidy 
Program. These funds are used to provide needed capital 
improvements in multifamily housing projects covered by a FHA 
guarantee, and is designed to prevent foreclosures and to 
maintain the viability of these developments to house low- and 
moderate-income families. The Committee believes that this 
program, in combination with the property disposition funds of 
the Department, are necessary for prudent management of the FHA 
portfolio of multifamily housing. Combined with more aggressive 
inventory and financial management, relatively modest 
application of these funds can protect the FHA from even 
greater losses in the future.

                  Nehemiah Housing Opportunities Fund

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................................
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -$19,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -17,700,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $17,700,000 for 
the Nehemiah Housing Opportunities Program. This represents the 
current estimate of remaining unobligated funding available for 
rescission.

                          Homeless Assistance

                       Homeless Assistance Grants

                               (deferral)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,120,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................   (297,000,000)

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not recommend concurrence with the 
House-passed deferral of funds for the Homeless Assistance 
Grants Program.

                   Community Planning and Development

                      Community Development Grants

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $4,600,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -349,200,000

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee does not recommend any rescission of funds 
for this important form of flexible assistance to States and 
local governments in meeting the housing and economic 
development needs of low- and moderate-income families.

                       Administrative Provisions

Flexible use of modernization funding

    This amendment would revise section 14 of the United States 
Housing Act of 1937 to permit the flexible use of modernization 
funding by public housing agencies [PHA's]. This amendment is 
consistent with the recognition that the Department of Housing 
and Urban Development has exercised a one-size-fits-all 
mentality toward PHA's which has effectively tied the hands of 
PHA's from being able to address their local and, in many 
cases, unique needs. Public housing faces an overwhelming 
number of regulations and regulatory requirements which 
heighten Federal micromanagement and make it extremely 
difficult for PHA's to conduct their day-to-day administrative 
and management responsibilities. Providing PHA's with real 
flexibility in the use of their modernization funds is a first 
step to freeing PHA's from unnecessary and unreasonable 
regulatory burdens.
    This amendment would provide PHA's with broad and flexible 
decisionmaking in the use of modernization funding. PHA's need 
to be able to respond better to local needs, without the 
artificial constraints of a Washington bureaucracy. For 
example, public housing agencies need no longer be limited to 
rigid modernization requirements that call for the 
rehabilitation of public housing that should be demolished. As 
such, public housing in cities like Dallas and Louisville can 
use Federal modernization funds to help pay the cost of much 
needed demolition of public housing that is obsolete and beyond 
repair; in Dallas' case, the costs for the demolition of George 
Loving Place, Edgar Ward Place, and Elmer Scott Place can be 
shifted from the city to the local PHA.
    In other cases, some cities and PHA's will want to maximize 
their modernization funding by combining this funding with 
other affordable housing funding sources like the low-income 
housing tax credit and the HOPE VI/Distressed Public Housing 
Program as a way to revitalize public housing into mixed income 
developments. The Committee encourages the creative and 
responsible use of modernization funding, with the caveat that 
modernization funds cannot be used for operating subsidies and 
that PHA's must consult with both their local governments and 
their tenants as to the best and most appropriate use of the 
funding.
    Finally, the Committee emphasizes that the problems facing 
public housing have been exacerbated by the fact that PHA's 
have, as a practical matter, become the housing of last resort 
and warehouses for the poorest of the poor. Currently, the 
average income of families living in public housing is 
approximately $6,100, or roughly 17 percent of area median 
income. This is in contrast to 1980, when the average income of 
a family living in public housing was approximately 33 percent 
of area median income. Public housing cannot begin to support 
itself and the costs keep mounting.
    It is time for radical reform. The Committee looks to the 
authorizing committee and subcommittees to continue to look for 
new and creative solutions that address the downward spiral of 
the physical condition of public housing and that help public 
housing residents break out of a continuing cycle of poverty to 
take their place as economic and social partners in our 
society.

Deletion of one-for-one hard unit replacement requirement for public 
        housing demolition

    This legislation would also amend section 18 of the United 
States Housing Act of 1937 to remove the onerous requirement 
that public housing agencies must, in general, replace each 
obsolete public housing unit to be demolished with another 
public housing unit. Existing law will still require 
significant evidence that the demolition of public housing 
units is in the best interest of the tenants and the community. 
Conversion to homeownership would still remain an option.
    This amendment will, however, remove the lack of funding 
for new units as the practical limitation on PHA's from tearing 
down the obsolete and uninhabitable public housing that is a 
festering sore and the focal point of criminal activity in our 
neighborhoods and communities. Tenants would be protected from 
displacement by strict relocation requirements. In addition, 
this amendment recognizes new approaches to low-income 
affordable housing that could result in economically and 
socially viable housing through partnerships between PHA's and 
other forprofit and nonprofit entities.
    Moreover, the Committee hopes the relaxation of the one-
for-one hard unit replacement rule will help the authorizing 
committee and subcommittees to examine closely additional 
reforms and creative strategies as they consider the future of 
public housing. This amendment would be effective for plans for 
the demolition, disposition or conversion to homeownership of 
public housing approved by HUD on or before September 30, 1995.

Termination of section 8 assistance and reuse of recaptured budget 
        authority

    This legislation would help address a concern that HUD does 
not possess adequate authority to correct violations of a 
section 8 housing assistance payments [HAP] contract, 
especially where violations occur in connection with an owner's 
or manager's failure to maintain the project in decent, safe, 
and sanitary condition.
    This legislation would amend section 8 of the United States 
Housing Act of 1937 to allow HUD, for the first time, to 
reallocate budget authority from a section 8 contract that is 
terminated, in order to provide section 8 tenant-based or 
project-based assistance to current tenants at a different 
location.
    Currently, HUD may terminate a section 8 contract with an 
owner for contract violations, but is unable to provide any 
displacement assistance. Since tenants are effectively 
penalized through contract terminations absent displacement 
assistance, HUD has rarely used contract termination as an 
enforcement tool. Under this section, if an owner violates a 
section 8 HAP contract, HUD may terminate the contract and be 
assured that tenants will still have options for affordable 
housing. This section would emphasize the use of vouchers as 
replacement housing. In developing this amendment, the 
Committee was careful not to tamper with the conditions 
warranting section 8 project-based contract terminations. This 
amendment would be effective for actions initiated by HUD on or 
before September 30, 1995.

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

         Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Review Board

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................        $500,000
1995 rescission request.................................        -500,000
House allowance.........................................        -500,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                -500,000

    The Committee has rescinded the entire fiscal year 1995 
appropriation of $500,000 for the Chemical Safety and Hazard 
Investigation Review Board, as proposed by the President and 
included by the House. The Committee concurs with the 
President's decision not to activate this Board.

              Community Development Financial Institutions

   Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $125,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -124,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                            -124,000,000

    The Committee recommends concurrence with the House-passed 
rescission of $124,000,000 for the new Community Development 
Financial Institutions Fund Program. The Committee is very 
supportive of the intent of this new program to assist the 
formation and growth of local development banks and other 
financial institutions in economically depressed areas. It is 
the Committee's view, however, that in this period of growing 
budgetary constraints, it would be ill-advised to begin a new 
Federal entity to promote these activities, however laudatory.

             Corporation for National and Community Service

                National and Community Service Programs

                           Operating Expenses

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $575,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................    -416,110,000

Committee recommendation

                                                            -210,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $210,000,000 for 
the Corporation for National and Community Service. This 
rescission is $206,110,000 less than that included in the 
House-passed bill, and would simply maintain the fiscal year 
1994 level of funding for the Corporation. This will permit 
evaluations of initial national service activities before 
significant expansion of the program is commenced.

                    Environmental Protection Agency

                        RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $350,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................      -3,635,000
House allowance.........................................     -14,635,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -9,635,000

    The Committee has recommended a rescission of $9,635,000 
from EPA research and development. This amount includes the 
President's proposed rescissions of $1,000,000 from academic 
training, $700,000 from neurotoxicity research, $600,000 from 
health effects research, and $1,335,000 from procurement 
savings. In addition, the Committee has rescinded $6,000,000 of 
the $32,900,000 budget for the Environmental Monitoring and 
Assessment Program. The Committee has taken this rescission in 
view of the agency's decision to reassess and scale back EMAP.

                   ABATEMENT, CONTROL, AND COMPLIANCE

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,417,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................      -4,806,805
House allowance.........................................      -4,806,805

Committee recommendation

                                                              -9,806,805

    The Committee has recommended a rescission of $9,806,805 
from abatement, control, and compliance. Included in the 
Committee's recommendation are the President's proposed 
rescissions of $3,141,805 from the Clean Lakes Program and 
$1,665,000 from procurement savings. In addition, the Committee 
recommends a rescission of $5,000,000 from green programs. In 
view of fiscal constraints, the Committee believes these 
programs, with a fiscal year 1995 budget of more than 
$40,000,000, have grown too large.
    Bill language has been included concerning the siting of a 
supercomputer in the Bay City, MI, area. Because the Committee 
has rescinded funds for a new laboratory in the Bay City area, 
EPA will not be required to maintain a supercomputer there as 
current law stipulates.

                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $43,870,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -25,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -83,000,000

    The Committee has recommended a rescission of $83,000,000 
from buildings and facilities. The Committee has rescinded 
unobligated funds for the EPA Center for Ecology Research and 
Training. With 39 existing EPA laboratories, the Committee 
believes yet another laboratory is not necessary. Furthermore, 
the establishment of a new laboratory in a new location is 
inconsistent with the agency's plans to reorganize and 
consolidate its research facilities.

                     HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SUPERFUND

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $1,435,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                            -100,000,000

    The Committee has rescinded $100,000,000 from the hazardous 
substance Superfund. With a current unobligated balance of 
approximately $1,000,000,000, this reduction is not expected to 
have a severe impact on the program. It is likely that this 
program will undergo significant changes in the near future, 
therefore, the Committee believes it is prudent to slow down 
current activities.
    The Committee notes that with the rescission, the fiscal 
year 1995 budget for Superfund will be $135,000,000 more than 
was included in the original Senate version of the fiscal year 
1995 VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies appropriations bill.

               WATER INFRASTRUCTURE/STATE REVOLVING FUNDS

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $2,962,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................  -1,303,200,000

Committee recommendation

                                                          -1,242,095,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,242,095,000 
from the ``Water infrastructure/State revolving funds'' 
account. Included in this rescission is $799,000,000 from funds 
previously appropriated for drinking water State revolving 
funds. These funds currently are not authorized and, therefore, 
remain unobligated. The Committee has not rescinded the balance 
of $500,000,000 in drinking water State revolving funds with 
the expectation that this program will be authorized in the 
near future.
    The Committee has rescinded $443,095,000 of unobligated 
funds from grants for specific wastewater and water quality 
improvement projects.

                  Federal Emergency Management Agency

                            DISASTER RELIEF

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $320,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................   6,700,000,000
House allowance.........................................   5,360,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                           1,900,000,000

    The Committee has recommended an appropriation of 
$1,900,000,000 for FEMA disaster relief. The Committee notes 
that FEMA's request of $6,700,000,000 is based on estimated 
expenses associated with all disasters currently open, and 
disasters projected to occur over the balance of fiscal year 
1995, based on historical averages. Specifically, the amount 
requested includes $4,865,603,000 for costs associated with the 
Northridge earthquake, $1,096,392,000 for disasters which have 
occurred in numerous States in fiscal year 1995 and prior 
years, and $738,005,000 for disasters which are projected to 
occur over the balance of the year. FEMA anticipates obligating 
these funds over the course of several years.
    The Committee's recommendation is based on FEMA's projected 
obligations of $1,265,566,000 for fiscal year 1995, with 
additional funds provided to ensure unforeseen expenses 
associated with the recent disaster in California resulting 
from winter storms, can be met. For the reasons outlined below, 
the Committee cannot justify providing FEMA's full request.
    The Committee is extremely troubled with the growing cost 
of disaster relief. The $6,700,000,000 supplemental request 
represents 10 percent of the VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies 
Subcommittee's 602(b) budget allocation.
    In recent years, the numbers of Presidentially declared 
disasters has increased significantly. While there were 119 
major disasters during the period 1985-89, there were 195 major 
disasters during the period 1990-94, an increase of 64 percent. 
A total of $14,763,045,000 was provided for FEMA disaster 
relief over this period, 90 percent of which was provided 
through emergency supplementals. FEMA disaster spending has 
increased to a 10-year average annual obligation of 
$1,126,000,000, excluding the Northridge earthquake.
    The Committee believes steps must be taken to control 
future disaster costs, particularly as the Committee intends to 
cut other discretionary programs to provide for disaster 
spending in an effort not to increase the deficit. First, FEMA 
needs to clarify and make more stringent the criteria by which 
the agency recommends disaster declarations and by which the 
agency recommends cost-share waivers. The Committee believes 
waivers from the normal 25 percent State/local cost share 
should be granted in very limited circumstances.
    Second, FEMA must ensure the integrity of the disaster 
relief fund. In a recent hearing before the VA, HUD, and 
Independent Agencies Subcommittee, the General Accounting 
Office raised serious concerns about FEMA's financial 
management of the disaster relief fund. GAO testified that the 
disaster relief fund has not been subject to audit, and there 
were no assurances that the fund's financial data are accurate. 
This troubling information makes it particularly difficult for 
the Committee to approve the administration's full request.
    And finally, FEMA must ensure that disaster relief funds 
are spent to meet critical needs of communities which have 
suffered disasters, not frivolous or unnecessary activities. 
The Committee believes various programs authorized by the 
Stafford Act, which may not meet true emergency needs, should 
be reviewed and possibly scaled back in an effort to control 
costs, particularly those programs for which there is no State 
or local cost share. FEMA is directed to review its disaster 
assistance programs and submit recommendations for 
consolidating, scaling back, or terminating programs, within 6 
months of enactment of this act.

                    DISASTER RELIEF CONTINGENCY FUND

    The Committee has created a new fund for FEMA disaster 
relief spending, to become available in fiscal year 1996, with 
an appropriation of $4,800,000,000. These funds are to become 
available only to the extent the President makes a specific 
request for a specific amount, and designates such amount as an 
emergency requirement.
    The Committee has created this separate fund to ensure 
adequate funds are available for disaster relief obligations so 
that supplemental appropriations are not necessary. Given 
FEMA's expected obligations associated with the Northridge 
earthquake, coupled with the new 10-year average cost of 
disaster assistance, the Committee expects that as much as 
$3,500,000,000 of this appropriation may be needed in fiscal 
year 1996.
    To ensure adequate congressional oversight of these funds, 
the Committee has included the requirement that the President 
submit specific requests for these funds.

                     NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE FUND

                          (Transfers of Funds)

    As requested by the President, the Committee has included 
bill language enabling the agency to transfer $331,000 for 
administrative costs from the flood insurance fund to the 
``Salaries and expenses'' appropriation, and to transfer 
$5,000,000 from the flood insurance fund to the ``Emergency 
management planning and assistance'' appropriation. These funds 
are needed to enable the agency to initiate flood mitigation 
activities authorized by the National Flood Insurance Reform 
Act of 1994.

             National Aeronautics and Space Administration

                  SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS, AND TECHNOLOGY

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $5,901,200,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -75,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             -68,000,000

    The Committee has recommended a rescission of $68,000,000 
for various activities funded under this account. The 
rescission includes $17,000,000 for the Earth observing system 
and $5,000,000 for the Hubble telescope mission which should be 
taken from management reserves for both programs without 
effecting major milestones or program execution. The rescission 
also includes $3,000,000 for a regional ecosystem computer-
based modeling project, and $12,000,000 for hypersonic research 
to accelerate closeout of the joint program since the 
Department of Defense has decided to withdraw support. The 
savings also includes $15,000,000 for life and microgravity 
sciences research and $16,000,000 for academic programs from 
fiscal year 1995 appropriations and prior-year unobligated 
balances. The Committee notes that the academic programs has 
grown 173 percent since 1990 and the rescission will only slow 
the rate of growth to provide additional time for program 
evaluation.

                            MISSION SUPPORT

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................  $2,554,587,000
1995 rescission request.................................      -1,000,000
House allowance.........................................      -1,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              -6,000,000

    The Committee has recommended a rescission of $6,000,000 
from this account. The rescission includes $1,000,000 which was 
proposed by the President and included by the House for 
operation of administrative aircraft. The remaining $5,000,000 
rescission will be taken from salaries, operations, and 
facilities expenses associated with the agency's planned 
downsizing program.

                    NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL FACILITIES

    The Committee has recommended bill language that would 
extend availability of $400,000,000 from fiscal year 1995 
appropriations for construction of new national wind tunnels 
facilities until September 30, 1997. This supplemental language 
was proposed by the President, and will enable NASA to continue 
refining design options and working with industry on joint 
financing arrangement in order to support a possible funding 
request in the future.

                       CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................         ( \1\ )
1995 rescission request.................................    -$27,000,000
House allowance.........................................     -27,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     -76,000,000

\1\ This account was subsumed under the ``Science, aeronautics, and 
technology'' account and ``Mission support'' account in fiscal year 
1995.

    The Committee has recommended a rescission of $76,000,000 
from prior-year appropriations. The rescission includes 
$27,000,000 which was appropriated in fiscal year 1993 for 
construction of a facility for the Consortium for International 
Earth Science Information Network, which is the same amount 
proposed for rescission by the President and included by the 
House.
    The rescission also includes $49,000,000 for construction 
of facilities from prior-year unobligated balances. Funds 
should be rescinded from facilities that will no longer be 
required as a result of the agency restructure. Of that amount, 
up to $42,000,000 should be rescinded from upgrades to the 
national transonic facility. These funds were provided to 
improve the productivity of this facility. However, since NASA 
is considering construction of two new high productivity wind 
tunnels, spending funds on these upgrades may prove duplicative 
and unnecessary. Therefore, the upgrade to the national 
transonic facility should not proceed until the administration 
proposes whether or not to build a new wind tunnel facility and 
has provided the comprehensive plan requested in the fiscal 
year 1995 conference report.

                      National Science Foundation

                    ACADEMIC RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................    $250,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................    -131,867,000
House allowance.........................................    -131,867,000

Committee recommendation

                                                            -131,867,000

    The Committee has recommended a rescission of $131,867,000 
which was appropriated in fiscal year 1995 for a new 
interagency facilities and instrumentation modernization 
program. The President's fiscal year 1996 request did not 
include continuation of this effort as required by the fiscal 
year 1995 appropriation and the amount recommended for 
rescission is the same as proposed by the President and 
included by the House.

                              CORPORATIONS

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

                    FDIC Affordable Housing Program

                              (rescission)

1995 appropriation to date..............................     $15,000,000
1995 rescission request.................................................
House allowance.........................................     -11,281,034

Committee recommendation

                                                             -11,281,034

    The Committee recommends concurrence with the House-passed 
rescission of $11,281,034 to terminate the FDIC affordable 
housing program. This very small program incurs very high 
administrative costs relative to the actual financial 
assistance provided qualified participants. Such activities are 
not related to the primary mission of this financial regulatory 
agency and involve only a dwindling number of properties in a 
few isolated areas of the Nation.

                      TITLE II--GENERAL PROVISIONS

                             Timber Supply

    Section 2001. The Committee is concerned about the impacts 
of current policies on timber supply and forest management 
issues on timber-dependent communities across the Nation. The 
Committee has included language in its bill to assist the 
administration in its commitment to conduct aggressive forest 
health operations, and to provide harvestable timber to the 
people who live and work in the region of option 9--western 
Washington and Oregon, and northern California. The Committee 
acknowledges that the administration is currently unable to 
take the prompt action needed on these important issues, in 
large part, because of duplicative environmental restrictions, 
and the filing of legal challenges. The Committee has included 
language to give the administration the opportunity to fulfill 
its commitment to the people of the Pacific Northwest to 
provide some level of harvest of timber from Federal lands, and 
to implement an aggressive program to restore health to our 
Nation's forests.
    Emergency salvage timber sales.--The Committee has included 
bill language to address the emergency situation in our 
Nation's forests created by past wildfires, increased fuel 
load, or bug infested and diseased timber stands. In 1994 
alone, nearly 4 billion board feet of timber on Federal lands 
was killed by fire, firefighters died fighting the summer 
fires, and Federal costs to fight the fires approached 
$900,000,000.
    Prompted by this Committee last year, the administration 
issued a report on the health of western forests and recognized 
the need to conduct salvaging, thinning, and other important 
forest health operations. The Committee is concerned, however, 
about the slow action by the administration to expedite the 
preparation and award of salvage timber sales nationwide. Quick 
action by the agencies is critical because of the short 
lifespan of burnt, dead, dying, blow down, and bug infested 
timber stands. Adding to the emergency situation is the need to 
act quickly to conduct these forest health operations before 
the start of the upcoming fire season.
    The Committee notes that the House has included language on 
this subject in its bill. The Senate's language takes a similar 
approach with a few exceptions. The bill language directs the 
Forest Service and BLM expeditiously to prepare, offer, and 
award salvage timber sale contracts for the thinning and 
salvaging of dead, dying, bug infested, downed, and burnt 
timber on these Federal lands nationwide. The agencies are 
further directed to perform the appropriate revegetation and 
tree planting operations in the areas in which the salvage 
operations have taken place.
    The Forest Service's planned timber salvage program for 
fiscal years 1995-96 is roughly 1.5 billion board feet for each 
fiscal year. The Committee fully expects the Forest Service to 
meet these programmed targets, and undertake significant 
efforts to harvest additional salvage timber to the maximum 
extent feasible. Similarly, the Bureau of Land Management's 
programmed timber salvage program in fiscal year 1995 is 64 
million board feet and 45 million board feet in fiscal year 
1996. The Committee expects BLM to meet these programmed 
targets, and the bill further directs the Forest Service and 
BLM to undertake significant efforts to harvest additional 
salvage timber to the maximum extent feasible.
    Due to the emergency situation in our Nation's forests, and 
in an effort to give each Secretary the ability to meet both 
the target volumes and to work toward to higher volume target, 
the bill language deems the salvage timber sales prepared under 
this section of the bill to satisfy the requirements of 
applicable Federal environmental laws. The Committee urges the 
agencies to expedite these timber sales, and does not believe 
that the issuance of regulations is necessary to implement this 
provision. Furthermore, because of the emergency nature of 
these sales, the bill language also provides for an expedited 
process for legal challenges to any such timber sale, and 
limits administrative review of the sales.
    Released timber sales.--The Committee also includes 
language to release a group of sales that have already been 
sold in the region affected by section 318 of the Fiscal Year 
1990 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Included 
are all sales offered, awarded, or unawarded, whether or not 
bids have subsequently been rejected by the offering agency. 
The harvest of these sales was assumed under the President's 
Pacific Northwest forest plan, but their release has been held 
up due to extended subsequent review by the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service. Release of these sales will remove tens of 
millions of dollars of liability from the Government for 
contract cancellation. The only limitation on release of these 
sales is in the case of a nesting of an endangered bird species 
with a known nesting site in a sale unit. In this case, the 
Secretary must provide a substitute volume under the terms of 
subsection (e)(3).
    Option 9.--The Committee has also included bill language to 
provide the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management the 
authority to expedite timber sales allowed for under the 
President's forest plan for the Pacific Northwest, commonly 
known as option 9. Option 9 was selected by the Secretarys of 
Interior and Agriculture on April 13, 1994, and promised the 
people in the region of option 9 (Washington, Oregon, and 
California) an annual harvest of 1.1 billion board feet. 
Despite this commitment, in fiscal year 1994 only 247 million 
board feet of timber was offered from combined Forest Service 
and BLM lands from the region--this total is dramatically less 
than that promised to the region in option 9. The Committee is 
concerned that the administration has not taken the efforts 
necessary to fulfill the commitment it made to the people of 
the region to achieve an annual harvest level of 1.1 billion 
board feet and has included bill language to assist the 
administration in this effort.
    On December 21, 1994, the Federal District Court issued an 
opinion upholding option 9 as valid under all present 
environmental laws. Other challenges to option 9 are pending 
and are not prejudiced by this provision. The Committee wishes 
to make clear that the bill language does not independently 
validate option 9 and does not restrict pending or future 
challenges to option 9.
    The bill language specifies that timber sales prepared 
under the provision satisfy the requirements of Federal 
environmental laws, provides for an expedited process for legal 
challenges, and limits administrative review of such sales.
    The Committee urges the administration to impement promptly 
each of these provisions upon the date of enactment.

                      Availability Pay Amendments

    Sections 2002-2005. The Committee has included several 
general provisions which technically alter section 633 of 
Public Law 103-329 with respect to availability pay. One change 
relates to Offices of Inspectors General. The Committee 
recognizes that the mission and caseloads of a number of 
Offices of Inspectors General have not demonstrated the need to 
employ significant numbers of 1811 series criminal 
investigators. Additionally, there has not been an historical 
basis for these criminal investigators to work unscheduled duty 
hours in excess of their required work hours. The Committee, 
therefore, has included language which provides for some 
discretion by the inspector general based upon the need in that 
Office for such additional duty and compensation. Should an 
inspector general exercise the discretion not to apply this 
compensation to his/her 1811 agents, those criminal 
investigators shall not be considered exempt from the Fair 
Labor Standards Act authorized in the Availability Pay Act.
    Another change deals with scheduled and unscheduled duty. 
Scheduled and unscheduled duty have separate and distinct 
definitions for the purposes of compensation. The conflicting 
language in the law posed administrative difficulties for the 
agencies and created circumstances for potential litigation.
    The technical amendment will provide flexibility and 
discretion to the agencies. While the Committee recognizes that 
agencies should compensate law enforcement officers for 
overtime hours scheduled in advance of an administrative work 
week, as provided in title 5, section 5542, criminal 
investigators must also recognize that agencies cannot always 
anticipate in advance the exact number of hours which may be 
required for such scheduled duty.
    Criminal investigators must recognize that on days when 
overtime is scheduled, there may be the need for additional 
work hours in relation to the scheduled or other varied duties. 
Reasonable agency discretion in anticipating, estimating, and 
scheduling overtime duty is acceptable. Expecting or directing 
agents to work unscheduled duty hours during a work day which 
includes scheduled overtime is acceptable and is appropriately 
compensated through the availability pay legislation. The 
changes to the section 633 recognize the distinction between 
the two forms of overtime duty and, at the same time, provide 
some discretion to be applied in good faith by the agencies in 
order to consolidate overtime compensation and save agency 
funds.
    The last technical change to section 633 will include U.S. 
Customs pilots (aircraft series 2181) under the Availability 
Pay Act provisions. This change will permit the uniform 
application of compensation, streamlined administrative 
procedures, and result in additional cost savings to the 
Government. This technical change is supported by law 
enforcement employee organizations and the Department of the 
Treasury.
    Section 2006. Bill language has been included to provide 
States with the flexibility to comply with the requirements of 
section 182 of the Clean Air Act. The language is intended to 
ensure the Environmental Protection Agency does not require any 
State to adopt a centralized inspection and maintenance 
program. States may, however, choose to adopt such a program 
and should be given appropriate credits for doing so. EPA is 
directed to work with States to develop effective decentralized 
inspection and maintenance programs.
    Section 2007. Bill language has been included prohibiting 
EPA from requiring States to implement trip reduction plans.
    Section 2008. Bill language has been included preventing 
EPA from adding any new sites to the National Priorities List 
during the balance of fiscal year 1995, unless requested by the 
Governor of the affected State to do so, or unless Superfund 
legislation is enacted. In view of ongoing efforts to 
reauthorize Superfund, EPA should concentrate its efforts on 
existing NPL sites. The delisting of facilities and emergency 
removal actions are not affected by this provision and should 
continue where appropriate.
    Section 2009. The Committee recommends a provision that 
limits the availability of the funds provided in this 
supplemental to fiscal year 1995 unless expressly provided 
otherwise.

  COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 7 of rule XVI requires that Committee reports on 
general appropriations bills identify each Committee amendment 
to the House bill ``which proposes an item of appropriation 
which is not made to carry out the provisions of an existing 
law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or resolution previously 
passed by the Senate during that session.''
    Amounts recommended for appropriation in the accompanying 
bill that would have been covered by this provision if they had 
been Committee amendments are:
          House of Representatives, payments to widows and 
        heirs of deceased Members of Congress, $133,600; and
          U.S. Customs Service, salaries and expenses, 
        $13,200,000.

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

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, the accompanying 
bill was ordered reported from the Committee, subject to 
amendment and subject to the subcommittee allocation and 
authorizing the chairman to offer a Committee amendment to H.R. 
1158, by recorded vote of 27-1, a quorum being present.
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Hatfield                   Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Stevens
Mr. Cochran
Mr. Specter
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Gramm
Mr. Bond
Mr. Gorton
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Mack
Mr. Burns
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Jeffords
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Hollings
Mr. Johnston
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Bumpers
Mr. Lautenberg
Mr. Harkin
Mr. Reid
Mr. Kerrey
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray

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

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee reports 
on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute 
or part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the Committee.''

          AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES

    Chapter 1 proposes the following changes in Public Law 103-
330 (108 Stat. 2459), the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 1995:

                   Cooperative State Research Service
    For payments to agricultural experiment stations, for 
cooperative forestry and other research, for facilities, and 
for other expenses, including $171,304,000 to carry into effect 
the provisions of the Hatch Act approved March 2, 1887, as 
amended, including administration by the United States 
Department of Agriculture, penalty mail costs of agricultural 
experiment stations under section 6 of the Hatch Act of 1887, 
as amended, and payments under section 1361(c) of the Act of 
October 3, 1980 (7 U.S.C. 301n.); $20,809,000 for grants for 
cooperative forestry research under the Act approved October 
10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a-582-a7), as amended, including 
administrative expenses, and payments under section 1361(c) of 
the Act of October 3, 1980 (7 U.S.C. 301n.); $28,157,000 for 
payments to the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee 
University, for research under section 1445 of the National 
Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 
1977 (7 U.S.C. 3222), as amended, including administration by 
the United States Department of Agriculture, and penalty mail 
costs of the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee 
University; $52,295,000 for contracts and grants for 
agricultural research under the Act of August 4, 1965, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)); $103,123,000 for competitive 
research grants under section 2(b) of the Act of August 4, 
1965, as amended (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), including administrative 
expenses; $5,551,000 for the support of animal health and 
disease programs authorized by section 1433 of Public Law 95-
113, including administrative expenses; $1,318,000 for 
supplemental and alternative crops and products as authorized 
by the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching 
Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3319d); $500,000 for 
grants for research pursuant to the Critical Agricultural 
Materials Act of 1984 (7 U.S.C. 178) and section 1472 of the 
Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3318), 
to remain available until expended; $475,000 for rangeland 
research grants as authorized by subtitle M of the National 
Agriculture Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 
1977, as amended; $8,990,000 for contracts and grants for 
agricultural research under the Act of August 4, 1965, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)); $3,500,000 for higher education 
graduate fellowships grants under section 1417(b)(6) of the 
National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy 
Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(6)), including 
administrative expenses, to remain available until expended (7 
U.S.C. 2209b); $4,350,000 for higher education challenge grants 
under section 1417(b)(1) of the National Agricultural Research, 
Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 
U.S.C. 3152(b)(1)), including administrative expenses; 
$1,000,000 for a higher education minority scholars program 
under section 1417(b)(5) of the National Agricultural Research, 
Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 
U.S.C. 3152(b)(5)), including administrative expenses, to 
remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); $4,000,000 
for aquaculture grants as authorized by section 1475 of the 
National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy 
Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3322), and other Acts; $8,112,000 for 
sustainable agriculture research and education, as authorized 
by section 1621 of Public Law 101-624 (7 U.S.C. 5811), 
including administrative expenses; and $19,954,000 for 
necessary expenses of Cooperative State Research Service 
activities, including coordination and program leadership for 
higher education work of the Department, administration of 
payments to State agricultural experiment stations, funds for 
employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of 
the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), of which [$9,917,000] 
$9,207,000 shall be for a program of capacity buildings grants 
to colleges eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 
30, 1890 (7 U.S.C. 321-326 and 328), including Tuskegee 
University, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 
2209b), of which not to exceed $100,000 shall be for employment 
under 5 U.S.C. 3109; in all, $433,438,000.
    None of the funds in the foregoing paragraph shall be 
available to carry out research related to the production, 
processing or marketing of tobacco or tobacco products.

                  Rural Electrification Administration

    To carry into effect the provisions of the Rural 
Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901-950(b)), 
as follows:

       rural electrification and telephone loans program account
    Insured loans pursuant to the authority of section 305 of 
the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 
935), shall be made as follows: 5 percent rural electrification 
loans, $100,000,000; 5 percent rural telephone loans, 
$75,000,000; cost of money rural telephone loans, $297,000,000; 
municipal rate rural electric loans, $575,250,000; and loans 
made pursuant to section 306 of the Act, $420,000,000, to 
remain available until expended.
    For the cost, as defined in section 502 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, including the cost of 
modifying loans, of direct and guaranteed loans authorized by 
the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 
935), as follows: cost of direct loans, $15,200,000; cost of 
municipal rate loans, $46,020,000; cost of money rural 
telephone loans, $60,000; cost of loans guaranteed pursuant to 
section 306, $450,000: Provided, That notwithstanding section 
305(d)(2) of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, borrower 
interest rates may exceed 7 percent per year.
    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry 
out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $29,982,000.

                  commodity supplemental food program
    For necessary expenses to carry out the commodity 
supplemental food program as authorized by section 4(a) of the 
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. 612c 
(note)), including not less than $8,000,000 for the projects in 
Detroit, New Orleans, and Des Moines, $84,500,000, to remain 
available through September 30, 1996: Provided, That none of 
these funds shall be available to reimburse the Commodity 
Credit Corporation for commodities donated to the program: 
Provided further, That 20 percent of any Commodity Supplemental 
Food Program funds carried over from fiscal year 1994 shall be 
available for administrative costs of the program.
    Sec. 715. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act shall be used to pay the salaries of 
personnel who carry out a Market Promotion Program pursuant to 
section 203 (7 U.S.C. 5623) of the Agricultural Trade Act of 
1978, with respect to tobacco or if the aggregate amount of 
funds and/or commodities under such program exceeds 
[$85,500,000] $110,000,000.

            DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATED AGENCIES

    The first proviso under the heading ``Construction'' for 
the Forest Service in Public Law 103-332 is amended as follows:

    For necessary expenses of the Forest Service, not otherwise 
provided for, for construction, $203,186,000, to remain 
available until expended, of which $71,443,000 is for 
construction and acquisition of buildings and other facilities; 
and $131,743,000 is for construction and repair of forest roads 
and trails by the Forest Service as authorized by 16 U.S.C. 
532-538 and 23 U.S.C. 101 and 205: Provided, That funds 
becoming available in fiscal year [1994] 1995 under the Act of 
March 4, 1913 (16 U.S.C. 501) shall be transferred to the 
General Fund of the Treasury of the United States: Provided 
further, That not to exceed $50,000,000, to remain available 
until expended, may be obligated for the construction of forest 
roads by timber purchasers.

    The first proviso under the heading ``Operation of Indian 
programs'' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Public Law 103-
332 is amended as follows:

    For operation of Indian programs by direct expenditure, 
contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants including 
expenses necessary to provide education and welfare services 
for Indians, either directly or in cooperation with States and 
other organizations, including payment of care, tuition, 
assistance, and other expenses of Indians in boarding homes, or 
institutions, or schools; grants and other assistance to needy 
Indians; maintenance of law and order; management, development, 
improvement, and protection of resources and appurtenant 
facilities under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, including payment of irrigation assessments and 
charges; acquisition of water rights; advances for Indian 
industrial and business enterprises; operation of Indian arts 
and crafts shops and museums; development of Indian arts and 
crafts, as authorized by law; for the general administration of 
the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including such expenses in field 
offices; maintaining of Indian reservation roads as defined in 
section 101 of title 23, United States Code; and construction, 
repair, and improvement of Indian housing, $1,526,778,000, of 
which $208,000 shall be for cyclical maintenance of tribally 
owned fish hatcheries and related facilities; and of which 
$297,000 shall be for a grant to the Close Up Foundation; and 
of which not to exceed $95,823,000 shall be for payments to 
tribes and tribal organizations for contract support costs 
associated with ongoing contracts or grants or compacts 
authorized by the Indian Self-Determination Act of 1975, as 
amended: Provided, That tribes and tribal contractors may use 
their tribal priority allocations for unmet contract support 
costs of ongoing contracts, grants or compact agreements; and 
of which not to exceed [$330,111,000] $329,361,000 shall be for 
school operations costs of Bureau-funded schools and other 
education programs which shall become available for obligation 
on July 1, 1995, and shall remain available for obligation 
until September 30, 1996; and of which not to exceed 
$72,580,000 shall be for higher education scholarships, adult 
vocational training, and assistance to public schools under the 
Act of April 16, 1934 (48 Stat. 596) as amended (25 U.S.C. 152 
et seq.), which shall remain available for obligation until 
September 30, 1996;

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Under the heading below, the act of September 30, 1994, 
making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, 
Public Law 103-331, is amended as follows:

                    FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
                               operations
    For necessary expenses of the Federal Aviation 
Administration, not otherwise provided for, including 
administrative expenses for research and development, 
establishment of air navigation facilities and the operation 
(including leasing) and maintenance of aircraft, and carrying 
out the provisions of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 
1982, as amended, or other provisions of law authorizing the 
obligation of funds for similar programs of airport and airway 
development or improvement, lease or purchase of four passenger 
motor vehicles for replacement only, $4,595,394,000, of which 
$2,450,250,000 shall be derived from the Airport and Airway 
Trust Fund: Provided, That there may be credited to this 
appropriation funds received from States, counties, 
municipalities, foreign authorities, other public authorities, 
and private sources, for expenses incurred in the provision of 
aviation services, including the maintenance and operation of 
air navigation facilities and for issuance, renewal or 
modification of certificates, including airman, aircraft, and 
repair station certificates, or for tests related thereto, or 
for processing major repair or alteration forms: [Provided 
further, That, of the funds available under this head, 
$17,500,000 is available only for permanent change of station 
moves for members of the air traffic work force:] Provided 
further, That funds may be used to enter into a grant agreement 
with a nonprofit standard setting organization to assist in the 
development of aviation safety standards: Provided further, 
That none of the funds in this Act shall be available for new 
applicants for the second career training program: Provided 
further, That none of the funds in this Act shall be available 
for paying premium pay under 5 U.S.C. 5546(a) to any Federal 
Aviation Administration employee unless such employee actually 
performed work during the time corresponding to such premium 
pay.

    Section 341 of the act of September 30, 1994, making 
appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, Public 
Law 103-331, is amended as follows:

    Sec. 341. Amounts not to exceed $3,000,000 available in the 
obligation guarantee fund established under section 511 of the 
Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 
(Public Law 94-210), as amended, [and received from the 
Delaware and Hudson Railroad,] shall be transferred to the 
Federal Railroad Administration, ``Office of the 
administrator'' for necessary expenses of the Federal Railroad 
Administration.

    Section 326 of the act of October 27, 1993, making 
appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1994, Public 
Law 103-122, is amended as follows:

    Sec. 326. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and 
except for fixed guideway modernization projects, funds made 
available by this Act [or previous Acts] under ``Federal 
Transit Administration, Discretionary Grants'' for projects 
specified in this Act [or previous Acts] or identified in 
reports accompanying this Act [or previous Acts] not obligated 
by September 30, 1996, shall be made available for other 
projects under section 3 of the Federal Transit Act, as 
amended.

  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED 
                                AGENCIES

    Under the Department of Education, general provisions, 
section 601, Public Law 103-66 is amended as follows:

SEC. 458. FUNDS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.
    (a) In General.--Each fiscal year, there shall be available 
to the Secretary of Education from funds available pursuant to 
section 422(g) and from funds not otherwise appropriated, funds 
to be obligated for administrative costs under this part, 
including the costs of the transition from the loan programs 
under part B to the direct student loan programs under this 
part (including the costs of annually assessing the program 
under this part and the progress of the transition) and 
transition support (including administrative costs) for the 
expenses of guaranty agencies in servicing outstanding loans in 
their portfolios and in guaranteeing new loans, not to exceed 
(from such funds not otherwise appropriated) $260,000,000 in 
fiscal year 1994, [$345,000,000] $250,000,000 in fiscal year 
1995, $550,000,000 in fiscal year 1996, $595,000,000 in fiscal 
year 1997, and $750,000,000 in fiscal year 1998. If in any 
fiscal year the Secretary determines that additional funds for 
administrative expenses are needed as a result of such 
transition or the expansion of the direct student loan programs 
under this part, the Secretary is authorized to use funds 
available under this section for subsequent fiscal year for 
such expenses, except that the total expenditures by the 
Secretary (from such funds not otherwise appropriated) shall 
not exceed [$2,500,000,000] $2,405,000,000 in fiscal years 1994 
through 1998. The Secretary is also authorized to carry over 
funds available under this section to a subsequent fiscal year.

    Under the Department of Health and Human Services, under 
the heading ``Job Opportunities and Basic Skills,'' section 
403(k)(3)(E) of the Social Security Act, as amended by Public 
Law 100-485, is amended as follows:

    Sec. 403(k)(3). The amount specified in this paragraph is:
    (A) $600,000,000 in the case of the fiscal year 1989,
    (B) $800,000,000 in the case of the fiscal year 1990,
    (C) $1,000,000,000 in the case of the fiscal year 1991, 
1992, and 1993,
    (D) $1,100,000,000 in the case of the fiscal year 1994,
    (E) $1,300,000,000 in the case of the fiscal year 1995, 
reduced by an amount equal to the total of those funds that are 
within each State's limitation for fiscal year 1995 that are 
not necessary to pay such State's allowable claims for such 
fiscal year (except that such amount for such year shall be 
deemed to be $1,300,000,000 for the purpose of determining the 
amount of the payment under subsection (l) to which each State 
is entitled) and
    (F) $1,000,000,000 in the case of the fiscal year 1996 and 
each succeeding fiscal year

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

    Section 3 under the head ``Administrative Provisions--
Internal Revenue Service'' in Public Law 103-329, is amended as 
follows:

    The Secretary of the Treasury may establish new fees or 
raise existing fees for services provided by the Internal 
Revenue Service to increase receipts, where such fees are 
authorized by another law. The Secretary of the Treasury may 
spend the new or increased fee receipts to supplement 
appropriations made available to the Internal Revenue Service 
appropriations accounts in fiscal years 1995 and thereafter: 
Provided, That the Secretary shall base such fees on the costs 
of providing specified services to persons paying such fees: 
Provided further, That the Secretary shall provide quarterly 
reports to the Congress on the collection of such fees and how 
they are being expended by the Service: Provided further, That 
the total expenditures from such fees shall not exceed 
$119,000,000 annually.

    Appropriation language under the head ``United States Mint, 
Salaries and Expenses'' in Public Law 103-329, is amended as 
follows:

    For necessary expenses of the United States Mint; 
$55,740,000, of which not to exceed $1,540,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 1997, for expansion and 
improvements.

    Section 2002 of the bill amends Public Law 103-329; 108 
Stat. 2428, by adding at the end, the following new subsection:

    (g) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (e)(1), 
any Office of Inspector General that employed less than four 
criminal investigators on the date of the enactment of this 
Act, and whose criminal investigators were not receiving 
administratively uncontrollable overtime before such date of 
enactment, may provide availability pay to such criminal 
investigators at any time after September 30, 1995.

    Section 2003 of the bill amends section 5542, of title 5, 
United States Code by striking the subsection (d):

    [(d) In applying subsection (a) of this section with 
respect to any criminal investigator who is paid availability 
pay under section 5545a--
          (1) such investigator shall be compensated under such 
        subsection (a), at the rates there provided, for 
        overtime work which is scheduled in advance of the 
        administrative workweek--
                  (A) in excess of 10 hours on a day during 
                such investigator's basic 40 hour workweek; or
                  (B) on a day outside such investigator's 
                basic 40 hour workweek; and
          (2) such investigator shall be compensated for all 
        other overtime work under section 5545a.]

    Section 2004 of the bill amends section 5545a, subsection 
(c), of title 5, by adding at the end of the subsection the 
following:

    An agency may direct a criminal investigator to work 
unscheduled duty hours on days when regularly scheduled 
overtime is provided under section 5542, and that duty may be 
related to the duties for which the investigator was scheduled 
or other duties based upon the needs of the agency.

    Section 2005 of the bill is amended by adding the following 
to section 5545(a) of title 5, United States Code as follows:

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning 30 
days from the date of enactment of this Act and continuing 
thereafter, United States Customs Service Pilots compensated 
for administratively uncontrollable overtime under the 
provisions of 5545(c) of title 5, United States Code, shall be 
provided availability pay authorized under the provisions of 
section 5545(a) of title 5, United States Code, and all other 
provisions of such title shall apply to such Customs Service 
pilots.

              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
general provisions, section 14 of the United States Housing Act 
of 1937 is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subsection:

    (q)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a public 
housing agency may use modernization assistance provided under 
section 14 for any eligible activity currently authorized by 
this Act or applicable appropriations acts for a public housing 
agency, including the demolition of existing units, for 
replacement housing (including section 5(h) replacement 
housing), for temporary relocation assistance, and in 
conjunction with other programs; provided the public housing 
agency consults with the appropriate local government officials 
(or Indian tribal officials) and with tenants of the public 
housing development. The public housing agency shall establish 
procedures for consultation with local government officials and 
tenants.
    (2) The authorization provided under this subsection shall 
not extend to the use of public housing modernization 
assistance for public housing operating assistance.
    The above amendment shall be effective for assistance 
appropriated on or before the effective date of this Act.

    Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
general provisions, section 18 of the United States Housing Act 
of 1937 is amended as follows:

SEC. 18. Demolition and Disposition of Public Housing.
    (a) The Secretary may not approve an application by a 
public housing agency for permission, with or without financial 
assistance under this Act, to demolish or dispose of a public 
housing project or a portion of a public housing project unless 
the Secretary has determined that--
          (1) in the case of an application proposing 
        demolition of a public housing project or a portion of 
        a public housing project, the project or portion of the 
        project is obsolete as to physical condition, location, 
        or other factors, making it unusable for housing 
        purposes, and no reasonable program of modifications is 
        feasible to return the project or portion of the 
        project to useful life; or in the case of an 
        application proposing the demolition of only a portion 
        of a project, the demolition will help to assure the 
        useful life of the remaining portion of the project;
          (2) in the case of an application proposing 
        disposition of real property of a public housing agency 
        by sale or other transfer--
                  (A)(i) the property's retention is not in the 
                best interests of the tenants or the public 
                housing agency because developmental changes in 
                the area surrounding the project adversely 
                affect the health or safety of the tenants or 
                the feasible operation of the project by the 
                public housing agency, because disposition 
                allows the acquisition, development, or 
                rehabilitation of other properties which will 
                be more efficiently or effectively operated as 
                low-income housing projects and which will 
                preserve the total amount of lower income 
                housing stock available in the community, or 
                because of other factors which the Secretary 
                determines are consistent with the best 
                interests of the tenants and public housing 
                agency and which are not inconsistent with 
                other provisions of this Act; and
                  (ii) for property other than dwelling units, 
                the property is excess to the needs of a 
                project or the disposition is incidental to, or 
                does not interfere with, continued operation of 
                a project; and
                  (B) the net proceeds of the disposition will 
                be used for (i) the payment of development cost 
                for the project and for the retirement of 
                outstanding obligations issued to finance 
                original development or modernization of the 
                project, which, in the case of scattered-site 
                housing of a public housing agency, shall be in 
                an amount that bears the same ratio to the 
                total of such costs and obligations as the 
                number of units disposed of bears to the total 
                number of units of the project at the time of 
                disposition, and (ii) to the extent that any 
                proceeds remain after the application of 
                proceeds in accordance with clause (i), the 
                provision of housing assistance for low-income 
                families through such measures as modernization 
                of low-income housing, or the acquisition, 
                development, or rehabilitation of other 
                properties to operate as low-income housing; or
          (3) in the case of an application proposing 
        demolition or disposition of any portion of a public 
        housing project, assisted at any time under section 
        5(j)(2)--
                  (A) such assistance has not been provided for 
                the portion of the project to be demolished or 
                disposed within the 10-year period ending upon 
                submission of the application; or
                  (B) the property's retention is not in the 
                best interest of the tenants or the public 
                housing agency because of extraordinary changes 
                in the area surrounding the project or other 
                extraordinary circumstances of the project.
    (b) The Secretary may not approve an application or furnish 
assistance under this section or under this Act unless--
          (1) the application from the public housing agency 
        has been developed in consultation with tenants and 
        tenant councils, if any, who will be affected by the 
        demolition or disposition, and the tenant councils, 
        resident management corporation, and tenant cooperative 
        of the project or portion of the project covered by the 
        application, if any, have been given appropriate 
        opportunities to purchase the project or portion of the 
        project covered by the application, and contains a 
        certification by appropriate local government officials 
        that the proposed activity is consistent with the 
        applicable housing assistance plan; and
          (2) all tenants to be displaced as a result of the 
        demolition or disposition will be given assistance by 
        the public housing agency and are relocated to other 
        decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing, which 
        is, to the maximum extent practicable, housing of their 
        choice, including housing assisted under section 8 of 
        this Act, and the public housing agency provides for 
        the payment of the relocation expenses of each tenant 
        to be displaced, ensures that the rent paid by the 
        tenant following relocation will not exceed the amount 
        permitted under this Act and shall not commence 
        demolition or disposition of any unit until the tenant 
        of the unit is relocated; [and
          (3) the public housing agency has developed a plan 
        for the provision of an additional decent, safe, 
        sanitary, and affordable dwelling unit for each public 
        housing dwelling unit to be demolished or disposed 
        under such application, which plan--
                  (A) provides for the provision of such 
                additional dwelling units through--
                          (i) the acquisition or development of 
                        additional public housing dwelling 
                        units;
                          (ii) the use of 15-year project-based 
                        assistance under section 8 to the 
                        extent available; or if such assistance 
                        is not available, in the case of an 
                        application proposing demolition or 
                        disposition of 200 or more units, the 
                        use of available project-based 
                        assistance under section 8 having a 
                        term of not less than 5 years;
                          (iii) the use of not less than 15-
                        year project-based assistance under 
                        other Federal programs to the extent 
                        available; or if such assistance is not 
                        available, in the case of an 
                        application proposing demolition or 
                        disposition of 200 or more units, the 
                        use of available project-based 
                        assistance under other Federal programs 
                        having a term of not less than 5 years;
                          (iv) the acquisition or development 
                        of dwelling units assisted under a 
                        State or local government program that 
                        provides for project-based assistance 
                        comparable in terms of eligibility, 
                        contribution to rent, and length of 
                        assistance contract (not less than 15 
                        years) to assistance under section 
                        8(b)(1);
                          (v) the use of 15-year tenant-based 
                        assistance under section 8 (excluding 
                        vouchers under section 8(o) to the 
                        extent available; or if such assistance 
                        is not available, in the case of an 
                        application proposing demolition or 
                        disposition of 200 or more units, the 
                        use of tenant-based assistance under 
                        section 8 (excluding vouchers under 
                        section 8(o) having a term of not less 
                        than 5 years; or
                          (vi) any combination of such methods;
                  (B) in the case of an application proposing 
                demolition or disposition of 200 or more units, 
                shall provide that (notwithstanding the 
                limitation under section 8(d)(2)(A) on the 
                amount of project-based assistance provided by 
                an agency)--
                          (i) not less than 50 percent of such 
                        additional dwelling units shall be 
                        provided through the acquisition or 
                        development of additional public 
                        housing dwelling units or through 
                        project-based assistance; and
                          (iii) not more than 50 percent of 
                        such additional dwelling units shall be 
                        provided through tenant-based 
                        assistance under section 8 (excluding 
                        vouchers under section 8(o) having a 
                        term of not less than 5 years;
                  (C) if it provides for the use of tenant-
                based assistance under section 8, may be 
                approved--
                          (i) only after a finding by the 
                        Secretary that replacement with 
                        project-based assistance is not 
                        feasible, and the supply of private 
                        rental housing actually available to 
                        those who would receive such assistance 
                        under the plan is sufficient for the 
                        total number of certificates and 
                        vouchers available in the community 
                        after implementation of the plan and 
                        that such supply is likely to remain 
                        available for the full 15-year term of 
                        the assistance; and
                          (ii) only if such finding is based on 
                        objective information, which shall 
                        include rates of participation by 
                        landlords in the section 8 program, 
                        size, conditions and rent levels of 
                        available rental housing as compared to 
                        section 8 standards, the supply of 
                        vacant existing housing meeting the 
                        section 8 quality standards with rents 
                        at or below the fair market rent or the 
                        likelihood of adjusting the fair market 
                        rent, the number of eligible families 
                        waiting for public housing or housing 
                        assistance under section 8, and the 
                        extent of discrimination against the 
                        types of individuals or families to be 
                        served by the assistance;
                  (D) is approved by the unit of general local 
                government in which the project is located;
                  (E) includes a schedule for completing the 
                plan within a period consistent with the size 
                of the proposed demolition or disposition, 
                except that the schedule shall in no event 
                exceed 6 years;
                  (F) includes a method of ensuring that the 
                same number of individuals and families will be 
                provided housing;
                  (G) provides for the payment of the 
                relocation expenses of each tenant to be 
                displaced and ensures that the rent paid by the 
                tenant following relocation will not exceed the 
                amount permitted under this Act; and
                  (H) prevents the taking of any action to 
                demolish or dispose of any unit until the 
                tenant of the unit is relocated to decent, 
                safe, sanitary, and affordable housing that is, 
                to the extent practicable, of the tenant's 
                choice; except that, in any 5-year period, a 
                public housing agency may demolish not more 
                than the lesser of 5 dwelling units or 5 
                percent of the total dwelling units owned and 
                operated by the public housing agency, without 
                providing an additional dwelling unit for each 
                such public housing dwelling unit to be 
                demolished, but only if the space occupied by 
                the demolished unit is used for meeting the 
                service or other needs of public housing 
                residents.]
    (c)[(1)] Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Secretary is authorized to make available financial assistance 
for applications approved under this section using available 
contributions authorized under section 5.
    [(2) The Secretary shall, upon approving a plan under 
subsection (b)(3), agree to commit (subject to the availability 
of future appropriations) the funds necessary to carry out the 
plan over the approved schedule of the plan. As part of each 
annual budget request for the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress a 
report--
          (A) outlining the commitments the Secretary entered 
        into during the preceding year to fund plans approved 
        under subsection (b)(3); and
          (B) specifying, by fiscal year, the budget authority 
        required to carry out the commitments specified in 
        subparagraph (A).]
    (d) A public housing agency shall not take any action to 
demolish or dispose of a public housing project or a portion of 
a public housing project without obtaining the approval of the 
Secretary and satisfying the conditions specified in 
subsections (a) and (b), provided that nothing in this section 
shall prevent a public housing agency from consolidating 
occupancy within or among buildings of a public housing 
project, or among projects, or with other housing, for the 
purpose of improving the living conditions of or providing more 
efficient services to the tenants.
    (e)(1) In each of fiscal years 1993 and 1994, the Secretary 
may reserve from any budget authority appropriated for such 
year for assistance under section 8 that is available for 
families not currently receiving such assistance not more than 
10 percent of such budget authority for providing replacement 
housing [under subsection (b)(3)(A)] for units demolish or 
disposed of pursuant to this section.
    (2) In each of fiscal years 1993 and 1994, the Secretary 
may reserve from any budget authority appropriated for such 
year for development of public housing under section 5(a)(2) 
not more than the lesser of 30 percent of such budget 
authorization or $150,000,000, for providing replacement 
housing [under subsection (b)(3)(A)] for units demolished or 
disposed of pursuant to this section.
    (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, replacement 
housing for public housing units demolished may be built on the 
original public housing site or the same neighborhood if the 
number of such replacement units is significantly fewer than 
the number of units demolished.
    (g) [f] The provisions of this section shall not apply to 
the disposition of a public housing project in accordance with 
an approved homeownership program under title III of this Act.

    Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
general provisions, section 304(g) of the United States Housing 
Act of 1937 is repealed:

SEC. 304. Homeownership Program Requirements.
          * * * * * * *
    [(g) Replacement Plan.--Public Housing projects shall not 
be transferred under this title unless the Secretary has 
entered into a binding agreement with the local public housing 
agency to make available to such agency Federal funding 
assistance to provide an additional decent, safe, sanitary, and 
affordable dwelling unit as a replacement for each unit in a 
public housing project to be transferred. Such replacement 
housing may consist of--
          (1) the development of new public housing units by 
        the public housing agency in accordance with section 5;
          (2) the rehabilitation of vacant public housing units 
        by the public housing agency in accordance with section 
        14(n)(1).
          (3) the use of 5-year, tenant-based rental assistance 
        under section 8(b)(2) and section 8(o)(9);
          (4) the use of a State or local program that is 
        comparable to any of the Federal programs referred to 
        in subparagraphs (A) through (C) as to housing 
        standards, eligibility, and contribution to rent, and 
        provides a term of assistance of not less than 5 years;
          (5) where the applicant is a resident management 
        corporation, resident council, or cooperative 
        association, the acquisition of nonpublicly owned 
        housing units, which the applicant shall operate as 
        rental housing comparable to public housing as to term 
        of assistance, housing standards, eligibility, and 
        contribution to rent; or
          (6) any combination of such methods.]
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    The above two amendments shall be effective for plans for 
the demolition, disposition or conversion to homeownership of 
public housing approved by the Secretary on or before September 
30, 1995.

    Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
general provisions, section 8 of the United States Housing Act 
of 1937 is amended by adding the following new subsection:

            (z) Termination of Section 8 Contracts and Reuse of 
        Recaptured Budget Authority.--
                  (1) General authority.--The Secretary may 
                reuse any budget authority, in whole or part, 
                that is recaptured on account of termination of 
                a housing assistance payments contract (other 
                than a contract for tenant-based assistance) 
                only for one or more of the following:
                          (A) Tenant-based assistance.--Pursuant 
                        to a contract with a public housing 
                        agency, to provide tenant-based 
                        assistance under this section to 
                        families occupying units formerly 
                        assisted under the terminated contract.
                          (B) Project-based assistance.--
                        Pursuant to a contract with an owner, to 
                        attach assistance to one or more 
                        structures under this section.
                  (2) Families occupying units formerly assisted 
                under terminated contract.--Pursuant to 
                paragraph (1), the Secretary shall first make 
                available tenant-or project-based assistance to 
                families occupying units formerly assisted under 
                the terminated contract. The Secretary shall 
                consult with these families on the choice and 
                availability of assistance, but shall provide 
                project-based assistance in areas only where the 
                use of tenant-based assistance is determined to 
                be infeasible by the Secretary.
                  (3) Effective date.--This subsection shall be 
                effective for actions initiated by the Secretary 
                on or before September 30, 1995.

                            BUDGETARY IMPACT

    Section 308(a)(1)(A) of the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), as 
amended, requires that the report accompanying a bill providing 
new budget authority contain a statement detailing how that 
authority compares with the reports submitted under section 602 
of the act for the most recently agreed to concurrent 
resolution on the budget for the fiscal year. All funds 
provided in this bill are either offset or are within the 
remaining limits of the Committee's allocations.

                    Five-Year Projection of Outlays

    In compliance with section 308(a)(1)(C) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), as 
amended, the following table contains 5-year projections 
associated with the budget authority provided in the 
accompanying bill:

                              [In millions]

Budget authority: Fiscal year 1995............................  -$11,250
Outlays:
    Fiscal year 1995..........................................      -818
    Fiscal year 1996..........................................    -2,919
    Fiscal year 1997..........................................      -374
    Fiscal year 1998..........................................        77
    Fiscal year 1999 and future years.........................      -435

               Assistance to State and Local Governments

    In accordance with section 308(a)(1)(D) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), as 
amended, the financial assistance to State and local 
governments is as follows:

                              [In millions]

New budget authority..........................................   -$8,385
Fiscal year 1995 outlays......................................      -252