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106th Congress 
 2d Session             HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 Report
                                                               106-1033
_______________________________________________________________________

                                     




MAKING OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED AND EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS 
                         FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001

                               __________

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                              To accompany

                               H.R. 4577




               December 15, 2000.--Ordered to be printed

                               __________

                    U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
67-191                     WASHINGTON : 2000

106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                    106-1033

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 MAKING OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED AND EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS 
                          FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001

                                _______
                                

               December 15, 2000.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Young of Florida, from the committee of conference, submitted the 
                               following

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 4577]

      The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of 
the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
4577) ``making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, 
Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other 
purposes'', having met, after full and free conference, have 
agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses 
as follows:
      That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with amendments, 
as follows:
      In lieu of the matter stricken and inserted by said 
amendment, insert:
      Section 1. (a) The provisions of the following bills of 
the 106th Congress are hereby enacted into law:
            (1) H.R. 5656, as introduced on December 14, 2000.
            (2) H.R. 5657, as introduced on December 14, 2000.
            (3) H.R. 5658, as introduced on December 14, 2000.
            (4) H.R. 5666, as introduced on December 15, 2000.
            (5) H.R. 5660, as introduced on December 14, 2000.
            (6) H.R. 5661, as introduced on December 14, 2000.
            (7) H.R. 5662, as introduced on December 14, 2000.
            (8) H.R. 5663, as introduced on December 14, 2000.
            (9) H.R. 5667, as introduced on December 15, 2000.
      (b) In publishing this Act in slip form and in the United 
States Statutes at Large pursuant to section 112 of title 1, 
United States Code, the Archivist of the United States shall 
include after the date of approval at the end appendixes 
setting forth the texts of the bills referred to in subsection 
(a) of this section and the text of any other bill enacted into 
law by reference by reason of the enactment of this Act.
      Sec. 2. (a) Notwithstanding Rule 3 of the Budget 
Scorekeeping Guidelines set forth in the joint explanatory 
statement of the committee of conference accompanying 
Conference Report 105-217, legislation enacted in section 505 
of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2001, section 312 of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2001, titles X and XI of H.R. 5548 (106th 
Congress) as enacted by H.R. 4942 (106th Congress), Division B 
of H.R. 5666 (106th Congress) as enacted by this Act, and 
sections 1(a)(5) through 1(a)(9) of this Act that would have 
been estimated by the Office of Management and Budget as 
changing direct spending or receipts under section 252 of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 were 
it included in an Act other than an appropriations Act shall be 
treated as direct spending or receipts legislation, as 
appropriate, under section 252 of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
      (b) In preparing the final sequestration report required 
by section 254(f)(3) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 for fiscal year 2001, in addition 
to the information required by that section, the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget shall change any balance of 
direct spending and receipts legislation for fiscal year 2001 
under section 252 of that Act to zero.
      This Act may be cited as the ``Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2001''.
Amend the title of the bill so as to read:
      ``An Act making consolidated appropriations for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other 
purposes.''.
And the Senate agree to the same.
                                   John Edward Porter,
                                   C.W. Bill Young,
                                   Henry Bonilla,
                                   Ernest J. Istook, Jr.,
                                   Dan Miller,
                                   Jay Dickey,
                                   Roger F. Wicker,
                                   Anne M. Northup,
                                   Randy ``Duke'' Cunningham,
                                   David R. Obey,
                                   Steny H. Hoyer,
                                   Nancy Pelosi,
                                   Nita M. Lowey,
                                   Rosa L. DeLauro,
                                   Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
                                           (Except elimination of 
                                               LIHEAP and CCDBG 
                                               advanced funding; 
                                               immigration and 
                                               charitable choice 
                                               provisions.)
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Arlen Specter,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                   Slade Gorton,
                                   Judd Gregg,
                                   Kay Bailey Hutchison,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Pete V. Domenici,
                                   Tom Harkin,
                                   Ernest F. Hollings,
                                   Daniel K. Inouye,
                                   Harry Reid,
                                   Herb Kohl,
                                   Patty Murray,
                                   Dianne Feinstein,
                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.
       JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE

      The managers on the part of the House and Senate at the 
conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the 
amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 4577) making 
appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, and for other 
purposes, submit the following joint statement of the House and 
Senate in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon 
by the managers and recommended in the accompanying conference 
report.
      This conference agreement includes more than the 
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001. The conference 
agreement has been expanded to including the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2001; the Treasury and General Government 
Appropriations Act, 2001; the Miscellaneous Appropriations Act, 
2001; the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000; the 
Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and 
Protection Act of 2000; the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 
2000; the New Markets Venture Capital Program Act of 2000; and 
the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000; as well as the 
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001. The provisions 
of all of these Acts have been enacted into law by reference in 
this conference report; however, a copy of the referenced 
legislation has been included in this statement for 
convenience.

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

      The conference agreement would enact the provisions of 
H.R. 5656 as introduced on December 14, 2000. The text of that 
bill follows:

 A BILL Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and 
Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
           ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes.

      Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Departments of 
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for 
other purposes, namely:

                      TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

                 Employment and Training Administration


                    training and employment services


    For necessary expenses of the Workforce Investment Act, 
including the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
the construction, alteration, and repair of buildings and other 
facilities, and the purchase of real property for training 
centers as authorized by the Workforce Investment Act; the 
Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act; and 
the National Skill Standards Act of 1994; $3,207,805,000 plus 
reimbursements, of which $1,808,465,000 is available for 
obligation for the period July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002; 
of which $1,377,965,000 is available for obligation for the 
period April 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002, including 
$1,102,965,000 to carry out chapter 4 of the Workforce 
Investment Act and $275,000,000 to carry out section 169 of 
such Act; and of which $20,375,000 is available for the period 
July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2004 for necessary expenses of 
construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition of Job Corps 
centers: Provided, That $9,098,000 shall be for carrying out 
section 172 of the Workforce Investment Act, and $3,500,000 
shall be for carrying out the National Skills Standards Act of 
1994: Provided further, That no funds from any other 
appropriation shall be used to provide meal services at or for 
Job Corps centers: Provided further, That funds provided to 
carry out section 171(d) of such Act may be used for 
demonstration projects that provide assistance to new entrants 
in the workforce and incumbent workers: Provided further, That 
funding provided to carry out projects under section 171 of the 
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 that are identified in the 
Conference Agreement, shall not be subject to the requirements 
of section 171(b)(2)(B) of such Act, the requirements of 
section 171(c)(4)(D) of such Act, or the joint funding 
requirements of sections 171(b)(2)(A) and 171(c)(4)(A) of such 
Act: Provided further, That funding appropriated herein for 
Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Activities under 
section 132(a)(2)(A) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 
may be distributed for Dislocated Worker Projects under section 
171(d) of the Act without regard to the 10 percent limitation 
contained in section 171(d) of the Act: Provided further, That 
of the funds made available for Job Corps operating expenses in 
the Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2000, as enacted by 
section 1000(a)(4) of Public Law 106-113, $586,487 shall be 
paid to the city of Vergennes, Vermont in settlement of the 
city's claim: Provided further, That $4,600,000 provided herein 
for dislocated worker employment and training activities shall 
be made available to the New Mexico Telecommunications Call 
Center Training Consortium for training in telecommunications-
related occupations.
    For necessary expenses of the Workforce Investment Act, 
including the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
the construction, alteration, and repair of buildings and other 
facilities, and the purchase of real property for training 
centers as authorized by the Workforce Investment Act; 
$2,463,000,000 plus reimbursements, of which $2,363,000,000 is 
available for obligation for the period October 1, 2001 through 
June 30, 2002, and of which $100,000,000 is available for the 
period October 1, 2001 through June 30, 2004, for necessary 
expenses of construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition of 
Job Corps centers.


            community service employment for older americans


    To carry out title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as 
amended, $440,200,000.


              federal unemployment benefits and allowances


    For payments during the current fiscal year of trade 
adjustment benefit payments and allowances under part I; and 
for training, allowances for job search and relocation, and 
related State administrative expenses under part II, 
subchapters B and D, chapter 2, title II of the Trade Act of 
1974, as amended, $406,550,000, together with such amounts as 
may be necessary to be charged to the subsequent appropriation 
for payments for any period subsequent to September 15 of the 
current year.


     state unemployment insurance and employment service operations


    For authorized administrative expenses, $193,452,000, 
together with not to exceed $3,172,246,000 (including not to 
exceed $1,228,000 which may be used for amortization payments 
to States which had independent retirement plans in their State 
employment service agencies prior to 1980), which may be 
expended from the Employment Security Administration account in 
the Unemployment Trust Fund including the cost of administering 
section 51 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, 
section 7(d) of the Wagner-Peyser Act, as amended, the Trade 
Act of 1974, as amended, the Immigration Act of 1990, and the 
Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, and of which the 
sums available in the allocation for activities authorized by 
title III of the Social Security Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
502-504), and the sums available in the allocation for 
necessary administrative expenses for carrying out 5 U.S.C. 
8501-8523, shall be available for obligation by the States 
through December 31, 2001, except that funds used for 
automation acquisitions shall be available for obligation by 
the States through September 30, 2003; and of which 
$193,452,000, together with not to exceed $773,283,000 of the 
amount which may be expended from said trust fund, shall be 
available for obligation for the period July 1, 2001 through 
June 30, 2002, to fund activities under the Act of June 6, 
1933, as amended, including the cost of penalty mail authorized 
under 39 U.S.C. 3202(a)(1)(E) made available to States in lieu 
of allotments for such purpose: Provided, That to the extent 
that the Average Weekly Insured Unemployment (AWIU) for fiscal 
year 2001 is projected by the Department of Labor to exceed 
2,396,000, an additional $28,600,000 shall be available for 
obligation for every 100,000 increase in the AWIU level 
(including a pro rata amount for any increment less than 
100,000) from the Employment Security Administration Account of 
the Unemployment Trust Fund: Provided further, That funds 
appropriated in this Act which are used to establish a national 
one-stop career center system, or which are used to support the 
national activities of the Federal-State unemployment insurance 
programs, may be obligated in contracts, grants or agreements 
with non-State entities: Provided further, That funds 
appropriated under this Act for activities authorized under the 
Wagner-Peyser Act, as amended, and title III of the Social 
Security Act, may be used by the States to fund integrated 
Employment Service and Unemployment Insurance automation 
efforts, notwithstanding cost allocation principles prescribed 
under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-87.


        advances to the unemployment trust fund and other funds


    For repayable advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund as 
authorized by sections 905(d) and 1203 of the Social Security 
Act, as amended, and to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund as 
authorized by section 9501(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code 
of 1954, as amended; and for nonrepayable advances to the 
Unemployment Trust Fund as authorized by section 8509 of title 
5, United States Code, and to the ``Federal unemployment 
benefits and allowances'' account, to remain available until 
September 30, 2002, $435,000,000.
    In addition, for making repayable advances to the Black 
Lung Disability Trust Fund in the current fiscal year after 
September 15, 2001, for costs incurred by the Black Lung 
Disability Trust Fund in the current fiscal year, such sums as 
may be necessary.


                         program administration


    For expenses of administering employment and training 
programs, $110,651,000, including $6,431,000 to support up to 
75 full-time equivalent staff, the majority of which will be 
term Federal appointments lasting no more than 1 year, to 
administer welfare-to-work grants, together with not to exceed 
$48,507,000, which may be expended from the Employment Security 
Administration account in the Unemployment Trust Fund.

              Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses for the Pension and Welfare Benefits 
Administration, $107,832,000.

                  Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation


               pension benefit guaranty corporation fund


    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is authorized to 
make such expenditures, including financial assistance 
authorized by section 104 of Public Law 96-364, within limits 
of funds and borrowing authority available to such Corporation, 
and in accord with law, and to make such contracts and 
commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as 
provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control 
Act, as amended (31 U.S.C. 9104), as may be necessary in 
carrying out the program through September 30, 2001, for such 
Corporation: Provided, That not to exceed $11,652,000 shall be 
available for administrative expenses of the Corporation: 
Provided further, That expenses of such Corporation in 
connection with the termination of pension plans, for the 
acquisition, protection or management, and investment of trust 
assets, and for benefits administration services shall be 
considered as non-administrative expenses for the purposes 
hereof, and excluded from the above limitation.

                  Employment Standards Administration


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses for the Employment Standards 
Administration, including reimbursement to State, Federal, and 
local agencies and their employees for inspection services 
rendered, $361,491,000, together with $1,985,000 which may be 
expended from the Special Fund in accordance with sections 
39(c), 44(d) and 44(j) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' 
Compensation Act: Provided, That $2,000,000 shall be for the 
development of an alternative system for the electronic 
submission of reports required to be filed under the Labor-
Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended, 
and for a computer database of the information for each 
submission by whatever means, that is indexed and easily 
searchable by the public via the Internet: Provided further, 
That the Secretary of Labor is authorized to accept, retain, 
and spend, until expended, in the name of the Department of 
Labor, all sums of money ordered to be paid to the Secretary of 
Labor, in accordance with the terms of the Consent Judgment in 
Civil Action No. 91-0027 of the United States District Court 
for the District of the Northern Mariana Islands (May 21, 
1992): Provided further, That the Secretary of Labor is 
authorized to establish and, in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3302, 
collect and deposit in the Treasury fees for processing 
applications and issuing certificates under sections 11(d) and 
14 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended (29 
U.S.C. 211(d) and 214) and for processing applications and 
issuing registrations under title I of the Migrant and Seasonal 
Agricultural Worker Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.).


                            special benefits


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For the payment of compensation, benefits, and expenses 
(except administrative expenses) accruing during the current or 
any prior fiscal year authorized by title 5, chapter 81 of the 
United States Code; continuation of benefits as provided for 
under the heading ``Civilian War Benefits'' in the Federal 
Security Agency Appropriation Act, 1947; the Employees' 
Compensation Commission Appropriation Act, 1944; sections 4(c) 
and 5(f) of the War Claims Act of 1948 (50 U.S.C. App. 2012); 
and 50 percent of the additional compensation and benefits 
required by section 10(h) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' 
Compensation Act, as amended, $56,000,000 together with such 
amounts as may be necessary to be charged to the subsequent 
year appropriation for the payment of compensation and other 
benefits for any period subsequent to August 15 of the current 
year: Provided, That amounts appropriated may be used under 
section 8104 of title 5, United States Code, by the Secretary 
of Labor to reimburse an employer, who is not the employer at 
the time of injury, for portions of the salary of a reemployed, 
disabled beneficiary: Provided further, That balances of 
reimbursements unobligated on September 30, 2000, shall remain 
available until expended for the payment of compensation, 
benefits, and expenses: Provided further, That in addition 
there shall be transferred to this appropriation from the 
Postal Service and from any other corporation or 
instrumentality required under section 8147(c) of title 5, 
United States Code, to pay an amount for its fair share of the 
cost of administration, such sums as the Secretary determines 
to be the cost of administration for employees of such fair 
share entities through September 30, 2001: Provided further, 
That of those funds transferred to this account from the fair 
share entities to pay the cost of administration, $34,910,000 
shall be made available to the Secretary as follows: (1) for 
the operation of and enhancement to the automated data 
processing systems, including document imaging, medical bill 
review, and periodic roll management, in support of Federal 
Employees' Compensation Act administration, $23,371,000; (2) 
for conversion to a paperless office, $7,005,000; (3) for 
communications redesign, $1,750,000; (4) for information 
technology maintenance and support, $2,784,000; and (5) the 
remaining funds shall be paid into the Treasury as 
miscellaneous receipts: Provided further, That the Secretary 
may require that any person filing a notice of injury or a 
claim for benefits under chapter 81 of title 5, United States 
Code, or 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq., provide as part of such notice 
and claim, such identifying information (including Social 
Security account number) as such regulations may prescribe.


                    black lung disability trust fund


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For payments from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, 
$1,028,000,000, of which $975,343,000 shall be available until 
September 30, 2002, for payment of all benefits as authorized 
by section 9501(d)(1), (2), (4), and (7) of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, and interest on advances as 
authorized by section 9501(c)(2) of that Act, and of which 
$30,393,000 shall be available for transfer to Employment 
Standards Administration, Salaries and Expenses, $21,590,000 
for transfer to Departmental Management, Salaries and Expenses, 
$318,000 for transfer to Departmental Management, Office of 
Inspector General, and $356,000 for payment into miscellaneous 
receipts for the expenses of the Department of Treasury, for 
expenses of operation and administration of the Black Lung 
Benefits program as authorized by section 9501(d)(5) of that 
Act: Provided, That, in addition, such amounts as may be 
necessary may be charged to the subsequent year appropriation 
for the payment of compensation, interest, or other benefits 
for any period subsequent to August 15 of the current year.

             Occupational Safety and Health Administration


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses for the Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration, $425,983,000, including not to exceed 
$88,493,000 which shall be the maximum amount available for 
grants to States under section 23(g) of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act, which grants shall be no less than 50 percent 
of the costs of State occupational safety and health programs 
required to be incurred under plans approved by the Secretary 
under section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 
1970; and, in addition, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration may retain up to 
$750,000 per fiscal year of training institute course tuition 
fees, otherwise authorized by law to be collected, and may 
utilize such sums for occupational safety and health training 
and education grants: Provided, That, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 
3302, the Secretary of Labor is authorized, during the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2001, to collect and retain fees for 
services provided to Nationally Recognized Testing 
Laboratories, and may utilize such sums, in accordance with the 
provisions of 29 U.S.C. 9a, to administer national and 
international laboratory recognition programs that ensure the 
safety of equipment and products used by workers in the 
workplace: Provided further, That none of the funds 
appropriated under this paragraph shall be obligated or 
expended to prescribe, issue, administer, or enforce any 
standard, rule, regulation, or order under the Occupational 
Safety and Health Act of 1970 which is applicable to any person 
who is engaged in a farming operation which does not maintain a 
temporary labor camp and employs 10 or fewer employees: 
Provided further, That no funds appropriated under this 
paragraph shall be obligated or expended to administer or 
enforce any standard, rule, regulation, or order under the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 with respect to any 
employer of 10 or fewer employees who is included within a 
category having an occupational injury lost workday case rate, 
at the most precise Standard Industrial Classification Code for 
which such data are published, less than the national average 
rate as such rates are most recently published by the 
Secretary, acting through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 
accordance with section 24 of that Act (29 U.S.C. 673), 
except--
            (1) to provide, as authorized by such Act, 
        consultation, technical assistance, educational and 
        training services, and to conduct surveys and studies;
            (2) to conduct an inspection or investigation in 
        response to an employee complaint, to issue a citation 
        for violations found during such inspection, and to 
        assess a penalty for violations which are not corrected 
        within a reasonable abatement period and for any 
        willful violations found;
            (3) to take any action authorized by such Act with 
        respect to imminent dangers;
            (4) to take any action authorized by such Act with 
        respect to health hazards;
            (5) to take any action authorized by such Act with 
        respect to a report of an employment accident which is 
        fatal to one or more employees or which results in 
        hospitalization of two or more employees, and to take 
        any action pursuant to such investigation authorized by 
        such Act; and
            (6) to take any action authorized by such Act with 
        respect to complaints of discrimination against 
        employees for exercising rights under such Act:
Provided further, That the foregoing proviso shall not apply to 
any person who is engaged in a farming operation which does not 
maintain a temporary labor camp and employs 10 or fewer 
employees.

                 Mine Safety and Health Administration


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses for the Mine Safety and Health 
Administration, $246,747,000, including purchase and bestowal 
of certificates and trophies in connection with mine rescue and 
first-aid work, and the hire of passenger motor vehicles; 
including up to $1,000,000 for mine rescue and recovery 
activities, which shall be available only to the extent that 
fiscal year 2001 obligations for these activities exceed 
$1,000,000; in addition, not to exceed $750,000 may be 
collected by the National Mine Health and Safety Academy for 
room, board, tuition, and the sale of training materials, 
otherwise authorized by law to be collected, to be available 
for mine safety and health education and training activities, 
notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302; and, in addition, the Mine 
Safety and Health Administration may retain up to $1,000,000 
from fees collected for the approval and certification of 
equipment, materials, and explosives for use in mines, and may 
utilize such sums for such activities; the Secretary is 
authorized to accept lands, buildings, equipment, and other 
contributions from public and private sources and to prosecute 
projects in cooperation with other agencies, Federal, State, or 
private; the Mine Safety and Health Administration is 
authorized to promote health and safety education and training 
in the mining community through cooperative programs with 
States, industry, and safety associations; and any funds 
available to the department may be used, with the approval of 
the Secretary, to provide for the costs of mine rescue and 
survival operations in the event of a major disaster.

                       Bureau of Labor Statistics


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
including advances or reimbursements to State, Federal, and 
local agencies and their employees for services rendered, 
$374,327,000, together with not to exceed $67,257,000, which 
may be expended from the Employment Security Administration 
account in the Unemployment Trust Fund; and $10,000,000 which 
shall be available able for obligation for the period July 1, 
2001 through June 30, 2002, for Occupational Employment 
Statistics.

                        Departmental Management


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses for Departmental Management, 
including the hire of three sedans, and including the 
management or operation, through contracts, grants or other 
arrangements of Departmental bilateral and multilateral foreign 
technical assistance, of which the funds designated to carry 
out bilateral assistance under the international child labor 
initiative shall be available for obligation through September 
30, 2002, and $37,000,000 for the acquisition of Departmental 
information technology, architecture, infrastructure, 
equipment, software and related needs which will be allocated 
by the Department's Chief Information Officer in accordance 
with the Department's capital investment management process to 
assure a sound investment strategy; $380,529,000; together with 
not to exceed $310,000, which may be expended from the 
Employment Security Administration account in the Unemployment 
Trust Fund: Provided, That no funds made available by this Act 
may be used by the Solicitor of Labor to participate in a 
review in any United States court of appeals of any decision 
made by the Benefits Review Board under section 21 of the 
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. 921) 
where such participation is precluded by the decision of the 
United States Supreme Court in Director, Office of Workers' 
Compensation Programs v. Newport News Shipbuilding, 115 S. Ct. 
1278 (1995), notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary 
contained in Rule 15 of the Federal Rules of Appellate 
Procedure: Provided further, That no funds made available by 
this Act may be used by the Secretary of Labor to review a 
decision under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation 
Act (33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) that has been appealed and that has 
been pending before the Benefits Review Board for more than 12 
months: Provided further, That any such decision pending a 
review by the Benefits Review Board for more than 1 year shall 
be considered affirmed by the Benefits Review Board on the 1-
year anniversary of the filing of the appeal, and shall be 
considered the final order of the Board for purposes of 
obtaining a review in the United States courts of appeals: 
Provided further, That these provisions shall not be applicable 
to the review or appeal of any decision issued under the Black 
Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.): Provided further, 
That beginning in fiscal year 2001, there is established in the 
Department of Labor an office of disability employment policy 
which shall, under the overall direction of the Secretary, 
provide leadership, develop policy and initiatives, and award 
grants furthering the objective of eliminating barriers to the 
training and employment of people with disabilities. Such 
office shall be headed by an assistant secretary: Provided 
further, That of amounts provided under this head, not more 
than $23,002,000 is for this purpose.


                    veterans employment and training


    Not to exceed $186,913,000 may be derived from the 
Employment Security Administration account in the Unemployment 
Trust Fund to carry out the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 4100-4110A, 
4212, 4214, and 4321-4327, and Public Law 103-353, and which 
shall be available for obligation by the States through 
December 31, 2001. To carry out the Stewart B. McKinney 
Homeless Assistance Act and section 168 of the Workforce 
Investment Act of 1998, $24,800,000, of which $7,300,000 shall 
be available for obligation for the period July 1, 2001, 
through June 30, 2002.


                      office of inspector general


    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Inspector 
General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General 
Act of 1978, as amended, $50,015,000, together with not to 
exceed $4,770,000, which may be expended from the Employment 
Security Administration account in the Unemployment Trust Fund.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 101. None of the funds appropriated in this title for 
the Job Corps shall be used to pay the compensation of an 
individual, either as direct costs or any proration as an 
indirect cost, at a rate in excess of Executive Level II.


                          (transfer of funds)


    Sec. 102. Not to exceed 1 percent of any discretionary 
funds (pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985, as amended) which are appropriated for the 
current fiscal year for the Department of Labor in this Act may 
be transferred between appropriations, but no such 
appropriation shall be increased by more than 3 percent by any 
such transfer: Provided, That the Appropriations Committees of 
both Houses of Congress are notified at least 15 days in 
advance of any transfer.
    Sec. 103. Section 403(a)(5)(C)(viii) of the Social Security 
Act (42 U.S.C. 603(a)(5)(C)(viii)) (as amended by section 
801(b)(1)(A) of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 2000 (as enacted into law by section 1000(a)(4) of Public 
Law 106-113)) is amended by striking ``3 years'' and inserting 
``5 years''.
    Sec. 104. No funds appropriated in this Act or any other 
Act making appropriations for fiscal year 2001 may be used to 
implement or enforce the proposed and final regulations 
appearing in 65 Fed. Reg. 43528-43583, regarding temporary 
alien labor certification applications and petitions for 
admission of nonimmigrant workers, or any similar or successor 
rule with an effective date prior to October 1, 2001: Provided, 
That nothing in this section shall prohibit the development or 
revision of such a rule, or the publication of any similar or 
successor proposed or final rule, or the provision of training 
or technical assistance, or other activities necessary and 
appropriate in preparing to implement such a rule with an 
effective date after September 30, 2001.
    Sec. 105. Section 218(c)(4) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1188(c)(4)) is amended by adding at 
the end the following new sentence: ``The determination as to 
whether the housing furnished by an employer for an H-2A worker 
meets the requirements imposed by this paragraph must be made 
prior to the date specified in paragraph (3)(A) by which the 
Secretary of Labor is required to make a certification 
described in subsection (a)(1) with respect to a petition for 
the importation of such worker.''.
    Sec. 106. Section 286(s)(6) of the Immigration and 
Naturalization Act (8 U.S.C. 1356(s)(6)) is amended by 
inserting, ``and section 212(a)(5)(A)'' after the second 
reference to ``section 212(n)(1)''.
    Sec. 107. (a) Section 403(a)(5) of the Social Security Act 
(as amended by section 806(b) of the Departments of Labor, 
Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2000 (as enacted into law by section 
1000(a)(4) of Public Law 106-113)) is amended by striking 
subparagraph (E) and redesignating subparagraphs (F) through 
(K) as subparagraphs (E) through (J), respectively.
    (b) The Social Security Act (as amended by section 806(b) 
of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and 
Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000 (as 
enacted into law by section 1000(a)(4) of Public Law 106-113)) 
is further amended as follows:
            (1) Section 403(a)(5)(A)(i) (42 U.S.C. 
        603(a)(5)(A)(i)) is amended by striking ``subparagraph 
        (I)'' and inserting ``subparagraph (H)''.
            (2) Subclause (I) of each of subparagraphs (A)(iv) 
        and (B)(v) of section 403(a)(5) (42 U.S.C. 
        603(a)(5)(A)(iv)(I) and (B)(v)(I)) is amended--
                    (A) in item (aa)--
                            (i) by striking ``(I)'' and 
                        inserting ``(H)''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``(G), and (H)'' 
                        and inserting ``and (G)''; and
                    (B) in item (bb), by striking ``(F)'' and 
                inserting ``(E)''.
            (3) Section 403(a)(5)(B)(v) (42 U.S.C. 
        603(a)(5)(B)(v)) is amended in the matter preceding 
        subclause (I) by striking ``(I)'' and inserting 
        ``(H)''.
            (4) Subparagraphs (E), (F), and (G)(i) of section 
        403(a)(5) (42 U.S.C. 603(a)(5)), as so redesignated by 
        subsection (a) of this section, are each amended by 
        striking ``(I)'' and inserting ``(H)''.
            (5) Section 412(a)(3)(A) (42 U.S.C. 612(a)(3)(A)) 
        is amended by striking ``403(a)(5)(I)'' and inserting 
        ``403(a)(5)(H)''.
    (c) Section 403(a)(5)(H)(i)(II) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
603(a)(5)(H)(i))(II) (as redesignated by subsection (a) of this 
section and as amended by section 806(b) of the Departments of 
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000 (as enacted into law by 
section 1000(a)(4) of Public Law 106-113)) is further amended 
by striking ``$1,450,000,000'' and inserting 
``$1,400,000,000''.
    (d) The amendments made by subsections (a), (b), and (c) of 
this section shall take effect on October 1, 2000.
    This title may be cited as the ``Department of Labor 
Appropriations Act, 2001''.

           TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

              Health Resources and Services Administration


                     health resources and services


    For carrying out titles II, III, VII, VIII, X, XII, XIX, 
and XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, section 427(a) of 
the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act, title V and 
section 1820 of the Social Security Act, the Health Care 
Quality Improvement Act of 1986, as amended, the Native 
Hawaiian Health Care Act of 1988, as amended, and the Poison 
Control Center Enhancement and Awareness Act, $5,525,476,000, 
of which $226,224,000 shall be available for the construction 
and renovation of health care and other facilities, and of 
which $25,000,000 from general revenues, notwithstanding 
section 1820(j) of the Social Security Act, shall be available 
for carrying out the Medicare rural hospital flexibility grants 
program under section 1820 of such Act: Provided, That the 
Division of Federal Occupational Health may utilize personal 
services contracting to employ professional management/
administrative and occupational health professionals: Provided 
further, That of the funds made available under this heading, 
$250,000 shall be available until expended for facilities 
renovations at the Gillis W. Long Hansen's Disease Center: 
Provided further, That in addition to fees authorized by 
section 427(b) of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 
1986, fees shall be collected for the full disclosure of 
information under the Act sufficient to recover the full costs 
of operating the National Practitioner Data Bank, and shall 
remain available until expended to carry out that Act: Provided 
further, That fees collected for the full disclosure of 
information under the ``Health Care Fraud and Abuse Data 
Collection Program,'' authorized by section 1128E(d)(2) of the 
Social Security Act, shall be sufficient to recover the full 
costs of operating the program, and shall remain available 
until expended to carry out that Act: Provided further, That no 
more than $5,000,000 is available for carrying out the 
provisions of Public Law 104-73: Provided further, That of the 
funds made available under this heading, $253,932,000 shall be 
for the program under title X of the Public Health Service Act 
to provide for voluntary family planning projects: Provided 
further, That amounts provided to said projects under such 
title shall not be expended for abortions, that all pregnancy 
counseling shall be nondirective, and that such amounts shall 
not be expended for any activity (including the publication or 
distribution of literature) that in any way tends to promote 
public support or opposition to any legislative proposal or 
candidate for public office: Provided further, That 
$589,000,000 shall be for State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs 
authorized by section 2616 of the Public Health Service Act: 
Provided further, That of the amount provided under this 
heading, $700,000 shall be for the American Federation of Negro 
Affairs Education and Research Fund of Philadelphia, $900,000 
shall be for the Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical 
Center, $250,000 shall be for the University of Alaska, 
Anchorage, to train Alaska Natives as psychologists, $900,000 
shall be for Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts 
to train doctors to serve in low-income communities, $500,000 
shall be for the University of Alaska, Anchorage, to recruit 
and train nurses in rural areas, and $230,000 shall be for the 
Illinois Poison Center: Provided further, That, notwithstanding 
section 502(a)(1) of the Social Security Act, not to exceed 
$113,728,000 is available for carrying out special projects of 
regional and national significance pursuant to section 
501(a)(2) of such Act, of which $5,000,000 is for Columbia 
Hospital for Women Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to 
support community outreach programs for women, $5,000,000 is 
for continuation of the traumatic brain injury State 
demonstration projects, and $100,000 is for St. Joseph's Health 
Services of Rhode Island for the Providence Smiles dental 
program for low-income children.
    For special projects of regional and national significance 
under section 501(a)(2) of the Social Security Act, 
$30,000,000, which shall become available on October 1, 2001, 
and shall remain available until September 30, 2002: Provided, 
That such amount shall not be counted toward compliance with 
the allocation required in section 502(a)(1) of such Act: 
Provided further, That such amount shall be used only for 
making competitive grants to provide abstinence education (as 
defined in section 510(b)(2) of such Act) to adolescents and 
for evaluations (including longitudinal evaluations) of 
activities under the grants and for Federal costs of 
administering the grants: Provided further, That grants shall 
be made only to public and private entities which agree that, 
with respect to an adolescent to whom the entities provide 
abstinence education under such grant, the entities will not 
provide to that adolescent any other education regarding sexual 
conduct, except that, in the case of an entity expressly 
required by law to provide health information or services the 
adolescent shall not be precluded from seeking health 
information or services from the entity in a different setting 
than the setting in which the abstinence education was 
provided: Provided further, That the funds expended for such 
evaluations may not exceed 3.5 percent of such amount.


               health education assistance loans program


    Such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of 
the program, as authorized by title VII of the Public Health 
Service Act, as amended. For administrative expenses to carry 
out the guaranteed loan program, including section 709 of the 
Public Health Service Act, $3,679,000.


             vaccine injury compensation program trust fund


    For payments from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program 
Trust Fund, such sums as may be necessary for claims associated 
with vaccine-related injury or death with respect to vaccines 
administered after September 30, 1988, pursuant to subtitle 2 
of title XXI of the Public Health Service Act, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That for necessary 
administrative expenses, not to exceed $2,992,000 shall be 
available from the Trust Fund to the Secretary of Health and 
Human Services.

               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


                disease control, research, and training


    To carry out titles II, III, VII, XI, XV, XVII, XIX and 
XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, sections 101, 102, 103, 
201, 202, 203, 301, and 501 of the Federal Mine Safety and 
Health Act of 1977, sections 20, 21, and 22 of the Occupational 
Safety and Health Act, of 1970, title IV of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act and section 501 of the Refugee Education 
Assistance Act of 1980; including insurance of official motor 
vehicles in foreign countries; and hire, maintenance, and 
operation of aircraft, $3,868,027,000, of which $175,000,000 
shall remain available until expended for the facilities master 
plan for equipment and construction and renovation of 
facilities, and in addition, such sums as may be derived from 
authorized user fees, which shall be credited to this account, 
and of which $104,527,000 for international HIV/AIDS programs 
shall remain available until September 30, 2002: Provided, That 
in addition to amounts provided herein, up to $71,690,000 shall 
be available from amounts available under section 241 of the 
Public Health Service Act to carry out the National Center for 
Health Statistics Surveys: Provided further, That none of the 
funds made available for injury prevention and control at the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to 
advocate or promote gun control: Provided further, That the 
Director may redirect the total amount made available under 
authority of Public Law 101-502, section 3, dated November 3, 
1990, to activities the Director may so designate: Provided 
further, That the Congress is to be notified promptly of any 
such transfer: Provided further, That not to exceed $10,000,000 
may be available for making grants under section 1509 of the 
Public Health Service Act to not more than 15 States: Provided 
further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, a 
single contract or related contracts for development and 
construction of facilities may be employed which collectively 
include the full scope of the project: Provided further, That 
the solicitation and contract shall contain the clause 
``availability of funds'' found at 48 CFR 52.232-18: Provided 
further, That funds obligated for influenza vaccine stockpile 
in fiscal year 2000 and fiscal year 2001 shall be considered as 
appropriated under Section 3 of Public Law 101-502.

                     National Institutes of Health


                       national cancer institute


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to cancer, $3,757,242,000.


               national heart, lung, and blood institute


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to cardiovascular, lung, and 
blood diseases, and blood and blood products, $2,299,866,000.


         national institute of dental and craniofacial research


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to dental disease, 
$306,448,000.


    national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to diabetes and digestive and 
kidney disease, $1,303,385,000.


        national institute of neurological disorders and stroke


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to neurological disorders and 
stroke, $1,176,482,000.


         national institute of allergy and infectious diseases


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to allergy and infectious 
diseases, $2,043,208,000.


             national institute of general medical sciences


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to general medical sciences, 
$1,535,823,000.


        national institute of child health and human development


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to child health and human 
development, $976,455,000.


                         national eye institute


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to eye diseases and visual 
disorders, $510,611,000.


          national institute of environmental health sciences


    For carrying out sections 301 and 311 and title IV of the 
Public Health Service Act with respect to environmental health 
sciences, $502,549,000.


                      national institute on aging


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to aging, $786,039,000.


 national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to arthritis and 
musculoskeletal and skin diseases, $396,687,000.


    national institute on deafness and other communication disorders


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to deafness and other 
communication disorders, $300,581,000.


                 national institute of nursing research


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to nursing research, 
$104,370,000.


           national institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to alcohol abuse and 
alcoholism, $340,678,000.


                    national institute on drug abuse


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to drug abuse, $781,327,000.


                  national institute of mental health


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to mental health, 
$1,107,028,000.


                national human genome research institute


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to human genome research, 
$382,384,000.


                 national center for research resources


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to research resources and 
general research support grants, $817,475,000: Provided, That 
none of these funds shall be used to pay recipients of the 
general research support grants program any amount for indirect 
expenses in connection with such grants: Provided further, That 
$75,000,000 shall be for extramural facilities construction 
grants.


                  john e. fogarty international center


    For carrying out the activities at the John E. Fogarty 
International Center, $50,514,000.


                      national library of medicine


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to health information 
communications, $246,801,000, of which $4,000,000 shall be 
available until expended for improvement of information 
systems: Provided, That in fiscal year 2001, the Library may 
enter into personal services contracts for the provision of 
services in facilities owned, operated, or constructed under 
the jurisdiction of the National Institutes of Health.


       national center for complementary and alternative medicine


    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to complementary and 
alternative medicine, $89,211,000.


       national center on minority health and health disparities


      For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to minority health and health 
disparities research, $130,200,000.


                         office of the director


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For carrying out the responsibilities of the Office of the 
Director, National Institutes of Health, $213,581,000, of which 
$48,271,000 shall be for the Office of AIDS Research: Provided, 
That funding shall be available for the purchase of not to 
exceed 20 passenger motor vehicles for replacement only: 
Provided further, That the Director may direct up to 1 percent 
of the total amount made available in this or any other Act to 
all National Institutes of Health appropriations to activities 
the Director may so designate: Provided further, That no such 
appropriation shall be decreased by more than 1 percent by any 
such transfers and that the Congress is promptly notified of 
the transfer: Provided further, That the National Institutes of 
Health is authorized to collect third party payments for the 
cost of clinical services that are incurred in National 
Institutes of Health research facilities and that such payments 
shall be credited to the National Institutes of Health 
Management Fund: Provided further, That all funds credited to 
the National Institutes of Health Management Fund shall remain 
available for one fiscal year after the fiscal year in which 
they are deposited: Provided further, That up to $500,000 shall 
be available to carry out section 499 of the Public Health 
Service Act: Provided further, That, notwithstanding section 
499(k)(10) of the Public Health Service Act, funds from the 
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health may be 
transferred to the National Institutes of Health.


                        buildings and facilities


    For the study of, construction of, and acquisition of 
equipment for, facilities of or used by the National Institutes 
of Health, including the acquisition of real property, 
$153,790,000, to remain available until expended, of which 
$47,300,000 shall be for the National Neuroscience Research 
Center: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, a single contract or related contracts for the development 
and construction of the first phase of the National 
Neuroscience Research Center may be employed which collectively 
include the full scope of the project: Provided further, That 
the solicitation and contract shall contain the clause 
``availability of funds'' found at 48 CFR 52.232-18.

       Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


               substance abuse and mental health services


    For carrying out titles V and XIX of the Public Health 
Service Act with respect to substance abuse and mental health 
services, the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill 
Individuals Act of 1986, and section 301 of the Public Health 
Service Act with respect to program management, $2,958,001,000, 
of which $24,605,000 shall be available for the projects and in 
the amounts specified in the statement of the managers on the 
conference report accompanying this Act.

               Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


                    healthcare research and quality


    For carrying out titles III and IX of the Public Health 
Service Act, and part A of title XI of the Social Security Act, 
$104,963,000; in addition, amounts received from Freedom of 
Information Act fees, reimbursable and interagency agreements, 
and the sale of data shall be credited to this appropriation 
and shall remain available until expended: Provided, That the 
amount made available pursuant to section 926(b) of the Public 
Health Service Act shall not exceed $164,980,000.

                  Health Care Financing Administration


                     grants to states for medicaid


    For carrying out, except as otherwise provided, titles XI 
and XIX of the Social Security Act, $93,586,251,000, to remain 
available until expended.
    For making, after May 31, 2001, payments to States under 
title XIX of the Social Security Act for the last quarter of 
fiscal year 2001 for unanticipated costs, incurred for the 
current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary.
    For making payments to States or in the case of section 
1928 on behalf of States under title XIX of the Social Security 
Act for the first quarter of fiscal year 2002, $36,207,551,000, 
to remain available until expended.
    Payment under title XIX may be made for any quarter with 
respect to a State plan or plan amendment in effect during such 
quarter, if submitted in or prior to such quarter and approved 
in that or any subsequent quarter.


                  payments to health care trust funds


    For payment to the Federal Hospital Insurance and the 
Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds, as 
provided under sections 217(g) and 1844 of the Social Security 
Act, sections 103(c) and 111(d) of the Social Security 
Amendments of 1965, section 278(d) of Public Law 97-248, and 
for administrative expenses incurred pursuant to section 201(g) 
of the Social Security Act, $70,381,600,000.


                           program management


    For carrying out, except as otherwise provided, titles XI, 
XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act, titles XIII and 
XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Clinical 
Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, not to exceed 
$2,246,326,000, to be transferred from the Federal Hospital 
Insurance and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust 
Funds, as authorized by section 201(g) of the Social Security 
Act; together with all funds collected in accordance with 
section 353 of the Public Health Service Act and such sums as 
may be collected from authorized user fees and the sale of 
data, which shall remain available until expended, and together 
with administrative fees collected relative to Medicare 
overpayment recovery activities, which shall remain available 
until expended: Provided, That all funds derived in accordance 
with 31 U.S.C. 9701 from organizations established under title 
XIII of the Public Health Service Act shall be credited to and 
available for carrying out the purposes of this appropriation: 
Provided further, That $18,000,000 appropriated under this 
heading for the managed care system redesign shall remain 
available until expended: Provided further, That $20,000,000 of 
the amount available for research, demonstration, and 
evaluation activities shall be available to continue carrying 
out demonstration projects on Medicaid coverage of community-
based attendant care services for people with disabilities 
which ensures maximum control by the consumer to select and 
manage their attendant care services: Provided further, That 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services is directed to enter 
into an agreement with the Mind-Body Institute of Boston, 
Massachusetts to conduct a demonstration of a lifestyle 
modification program: Provided further, That $2,800,000 of the 
amount available for research, demonstration, and evaluation 
activities shall be awarded for administration, evaluation, 
quality monitoring and peer review of this lifestyle 
modification demonstration: Provided further, That $2,800,000 
of the amount available for research, demonstration, and 
evaluation activities shall be awarded to a joint application 
from the University of Pittsburgh, Case Western Reserve in 
Cleveland, Ohio, and Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami, Florida, to 
use integrated nursing services and technology to implement 
daily monitoring of congestive heart failure patients in 
underserved populations in accordance with established clinical 
guidelines: Provided further, That $500,000 of the amount 
available for research, demonstration, and evaluation 
activities shall be awarded to the University of Pittsburgh 
Medical Center and University of Pennsylvania for a study of 
the efficacy of surgical versus non-surgical management of 
abdominal aneurysms: Provided further, That $650,000 of the 
amount available for research, demonstration, and evaluation 
activities shall be awarded to the Vascular Surgery Outcomes 
Initiative at Dartmouth College: Provided further, That up to 
$300,000 of the amount available for research, demonstration, 
and evaluation activities shall be awarded to the United 
States-Mexico Border Counties Coalition for a study to 
determine the unreimbursed costs incurred to treat undocumented 
aliens for medical emergencies in southwest border States, 
their border counties, and hospitals within the jurisdiction of 
these States and counties: Provided further, That $1,700,000 of 
the amount available for research, demonstration, and 
evaluation activities shall be awarded to the AIDS Healthcare 
Foundation in Los Angeles for a demonstration of residential 
and outpatient treatment facilities: Provided further, That 
$350,000 of the amount available for research, demonstration, 
and evaluation activities shall be awarded to the Cook County, 
Illinois Bureau of Health for the Asthma Champion Initiative 
demonstration to reduce morbidity and mortality from asthma in 
high prevalence areas: Provided further, That $1,000,000 of the 
amount available for research, demonstration, and evaluation 
activities shall be awarded to the West Virginia University 
School of Medicine's Eye Center to test interventions and 
improve the quality of life for individuals with low vision, 
with a particular focus on the elderly: Provided further, That 
$1,000,000 of the amount available for research, demonstration, 
and evaluation activities shall be awarded to the Iowa 
Department of Public Health for the establishment and operation 
of a mercantile prescription drug purchasing cooperative or 
non-profit corporation demonstration: Provided further, That 
$691,000 of the amount available for research, demonstration, 
and evaluation activities shall be awarded to Ohio State 
University to determine the benefits of compliance packaging: 
Provided further, That $855,000 of the amount available for 
research, demonstration and evaluation activities shall be 
awarded to Children's Hospice International for a demonstration 
project to provide a continuum of care for children with life-
threatening conditions and their families: Provided further, 
That $921,000 of the amount available for research, 
demonstration, and evaluation activities shall be awarded to 
Equip for Equality for a demonstration project to document the 
impact of an independent investigative unit that will examine 
deaths or other serious allegations of abuse and neglect of 
people with disabilities at facilities in Illinois: Provided 
further, That $1,000,000 of the amount available for research, 
demonstration, and evaluation activities shall be awarded to 
Duke University Medical Center to demonstrate the potential 
savings in the Medicare program of a reimbursement system based 
on preventative care: Provided further, That $1,843,000 of the 
amount available for research, demonstration, and evaluation 
activities shall be awarded to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, for 
a health improvement project: Provided further, That $255,000 
of the amount available for research, demonstration, and 
evaluation activities shall be awarded to the LA Care Health 
Plan in Los Angeles, California for a demonstration program to 
improve clinical data coordination among Medicaid providers: 
Provided further, That $646,000 of the amount available for 
research, demonstration, and evaluation activities shall be for 
the Shelby County Regional Medical Center to establish a Master 
Patient Index to determine patient Medicaid/TennCare 
eligibility: Provided further, That the Secretary of Health and 
Human Services is directed to collect fees in fiscal year 2001 
from Medicare+Choice organizations pursuant to section 
1857(e)(2) of the Social Security Act and from eligible 
organizations with risk-sharing contracts under section 1876 of 
that Act pursuant to section 1876(k)(4)(D) of that Act.


      health maintenance organization loan and loan guarantee fund


    For carrying out subsections (d) and (e) of section 1308 of 
the Public Health Service Act, any amounts received by the 
Secretary in connection with loans and loan guarantees under 
title XIII of the Public Health Service Act, to be available 
without fiscal year limitation for the payment of outstanding 
obligations. During fiscal year 2001, no commitments for direct 
loans or loan guarantees shall be made.

                Administration for Children and Families


  payments to states for child support enforcement and family support 
                                programs


    For making payments to States or other non-Federal entities 
under titles I, IV-D, X, XI, XIV, and XVI of the Social 
Security Act and the Act of July 5, 1960 (24 U.S.C. ch. 9), 
$2,441,800,000, to remain available until expended; and for 
such purposes for the first quarter of fiscal year 2002, 
$1,000,000,000, to remain available until expended.
    For making payments to each State for carrying out the 
program of Aid to Families with Dependent Children under title 
IV-A of the Social Security Act before the effective date of 
the program of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) 
with respect to such State, such sums as may be necessary: 
Provided, That the sum of the amounts available to a State with 
respect to expenditures under such title IV-A in fiscal year 
1997 under this appropriation and under such title IV-A as 
amended by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
Reconciliation Act of 1996 shall not exceed the limitations 
under section 116(b) of such Act.
    For making, after May 31 of the current fiscal year, 
payments to States or other non-Federal entities under titles 
I, IV-D, X, XI, XIV, and XVI of the Social Security Act and the 
Act of July 5, 1960 (24 U.S.C. ch. 9), for the last 3 months of 
the current year for unanticipated costs, incurred for the 
current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary.


                   low income home energy assistance


    For making payments under title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1981, in addition to amounts already 
appropriated for fiscal year 2001, $300,000,000.
    For making payments under title XXVI of the Omnibus 
Reconciliation Act of 1981, $300,000,000: Provided, That these 
funds are hereby designated by the Congress to be emergency 
requirements pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided 
further, That these funds shall be made available only after 
submission to the Congress of a formal budget request by the 
President that includes designation of the entire amount of the 
request as an emergency requirement as defined in such Act.


                     refugee and entrant assistance


    For making payments for refugee and entrant assistance 
activities authorized by title IV of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act and section 501 of the Refugee Education 
Assistance Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-422), $423,109,000: 
Provided, That funds appropriated pursuant to section 414(a) of 
the Immigration and Nationality Act for fiscal year 2001 shall 
be available for the costs of assistance provided and other 
activities through September 30, 2003: Provided further, That 
up to $5,000,000 is available to carry out the Trafficking 
Victims Protection Act of 2000.
    For carrying out section 5 of the Torture Victims Relief 
Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-320), $10,000,000.


   payments to states for the child care and development block grant


    For carrying out sections 658A through 658R of the Omnibus 
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (The Child Care and 
Development Block Grant Act of 1990), in addition to amounts 
already appropriated for fiscal year 2001, $817,328,000, such 
funds shall be used to supplement, not supplant state general 
revenue funds for child care assistance for low-income 
families: Provided, That of the funds appropriated for fiscal 
year 2001, $19,120,000 shall be available for child care 
resource and referral and school-aged child care activities, of 
which $1,000,000 shall be for the Child Care Aware toll free 
hotline: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated for 
fiscal year 2001, in addition to the amounts required to be 
reserved by the States under section 658G, $272,672,000 shall 
be reserved by the States for activities authorized under 
section 658G, of which $100,000,000 shall be for activities 
that improve the quality of infant and toddler child care: 
Provided further, That of the funds appropriated for fiscal 
year 2001, $10,000,000 shall be for use by the Secretary for 
child care research, demonstration, and evaluation activities.


                      social services block grant


    For making grants to States pursuant to section 2002 of the 
Social Security Act, $1,725,000,000: Provided, That 
notwithstanding section 2003(c) of such Act, as amended, the 
amount specified for allocation under such section for fiscal 
year 2001 shall be $1,725,000,000: Provided further, That, 
notwithstanding subparagraph (B) of section 404(d)(2) of such 
Act, the applicable percent specified under such subparagraph 
for a State to carry out State programs pursuant to title XX of 
such Act shall be 10 percent.


                children and families services programs


                        (including rescissions)


    For carrying out, except as otherwise provided, the Runaway 
and Homeless Youth Act, the Developmental Disabilities 
Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, the Head Start Act, the 
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the Native American 
Programs Act of 1974, title II of Public Law 95-266 (adoption 
opportunities), the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 
(Public Law 105-89), the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 
1988, the Early Learning Opportunities Act, part B(1) of title 
IV and sections 413, 429A, 1110, and 1115 of the Social 
Security Act, and sections 40155, 40211, and 40241 of Public 
Law 103-322; for making payments under the Community Services 
Block Grant Act, section 473A of the Social Security Act, and 
title IV of Public Law 105-285, and for necessary 
administrative expenses to carry out said Acts and titles I, 
IV, X, XI, XIV, XVI, and XX of the Social Security Act, the Act 
of July 5, 1960 (24 U.S.C. ch. 9), the Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1981, title IV of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act, section 501 of the Refugee Education 
Assistance Act of 1980, section 5 of the Torture Victims Relief 
Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-320), sections 40155, 40211, and 
40241 of Public Law 103-322 and section 126 and titles IV and V 
of Public Law 100-485, $7,956,345,000, of which $43,000,000, to 
remain available until September 30, 2002, shall be for grants 
to States for adoption incentive payments, as authorized by 
section 473A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
670-679) and may be made for adoptions completed in fiscal 
years 1999 and 2000; of which $682,876,000 shall be for making 
payments under the Community Services Block Grant Act; and of 
which $6,200,000,000 shall be for making payments under the 
Head Start Act, of which $1,400,000,000 shall become available 
October 1, 2001 and remain available through September 30, 
2002: Provided, That to the extent Community Services Block 
Grant funds are distributed as grant funds by a State to an 
eligible entity as provided under the Act, and have not been 
expended by such entity, they shall remain with such entity for 
carryover into the next fiscal year for expenditure by such 
entity consistent with program purposes: Provided further, That 
the Secretary shall establish procedures regarding the 
disposition of intangible property which permits grant funds, 
or intangible assets acquired with funds authorized under 
section 680 of the Community Services Block Grant Act, as 
amended, to become the sole property of such grantees after a 
period of not more than 12 years after the end of the grant for 
purposes and uses consistent with the original grant.
    Funds appropriated for fiscal year 2001 under section 
429A(e), part B of title IV of the Social Security Act shall be 
reduced by $6,000,000.
    Funds appropriated for fiscal year 2001 under section 
413(h)(1) of the Social Security Act shall be reduced by 
$15,000,000.


                   promoting safe and stable families


    For carrying out section 430 of the Social Security Act, 
$305,000,000.


       payments to states for foster care and adoption assistance


    For making payments to States or other non-Federal entities 
under title IV-E of the Social Security Act, $4,863,100,000.
    For making payments to States or other non-Federal entities 
under title IV-E of the Social Security Act, for the first 
quarter of fiscal year 2002, $1,735,900,000.

                        Administration on Aging


                        aging services programs


    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the 
Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, and section 398 of the 
Public Health Service Act, $1,103,135,000, of which $5,000,000 
shall be available for activities regarding medication 
management, screening, and education to prevent incorrect 
medication and adverse drug reactions: Provided,  That 
notwithstanding section 308(b)(1) of the Older Americans Act of 
1965, as amended, the amounts available to each State for 
administration of the State plan under title III of such Act 
shall be reduced not more than 5 percent below the amount that 
was available to such State for such purpose for fiscal year 
1995.

                        Office of the Secretary


                    general departmental management


    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided, for general 
departmental management, including hire of six sedans, and for 
carrying out titles III, XVII, and XX of the Public Health 
Service Act, and the United States-Mexico Border Health 
Commission Act, $285,224,000, together with $5,851,000, to be 
transferred and expended as authorized by section 201(g)(1) of 
the Social Security Act from the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund 
and the Supplemental Medical Insurance Trust Fund: Provided 
further, That of the funds made available under this heading 
for carrying out title XX of the Public Health Service Act, 
$10,377,000 shall be for activities specified under section 
2003(b)(2), of which $10,157,000 shall be for prevention 
service demonstration grants under section 510(b)(2) of title V 
of the Social Security Act, as amended, without application of 
the limitation of section 2010(c) of said title XX: Provided 
further, That no funds shall be obligated for minority AIDS 
prevention and treatment activities until the Department of 
Health and Human Services submits an operating plan to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.


                      office of inspector general


    For expenses necessary for the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, as amended, $33,849,000: Provided, That of such amount, 
necessary sums are available for providing protective services 
to the Secretary and investigating non-payment of child support 
cases for which non-payment is a Federal offense under 18 
U.S.C. 228, each of which activities is hereby authorized in 
this and subsequent fiscal years.


                        office for civil rights


    For expenses necessary for the Office for Civil Rights, 
$24,742,000, together with not to exceed $3,314,000, to be 
transferred and expended as authorized by section 201(g)(1) of 
the Social Security Act from the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund 
and the Supplemental Medical Insurance Trust Fund.


                            policy research


    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, 
research studies under section 1110 of the Social Security Act, 
$16,738,000.


     retirement pay and medical benefits for commissioned officers


    For retirement pay and medical benefits of Public Health 
Service Commissioned Officers as authorized by law, for 
payments under the Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan 
and Survivor Benefit Plan, for medical care of dependents and 
retired personnel under the Dependents' Medical Care Act (10 
U.S.C. ch. 55), and for payments pursuant to section 229(b) of 
the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 429(b)), such amounts as may 
be required during the current fiscal year.


            public health and social services emergency fund


    For expenses necessary to support activities related to 
countering potential biological, disease and chemical threats 
to civilian populations, $241,231,000: Provided, That this 
amount is distributed as follows: Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention, $181,131,000, of which $32,000,000 shall be for 
the Health Alert Network and $18,040,000 shall be for the 
continued study of the anthrax vaccine; and Office of Emergency 
Preparedness, $60,100,000.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 201. Funds appropriated in this title shall be 
available for not to exceed $37,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses when specifically approved by the 
Secretary.
    Sec. 202. The Secretary shall make available through 
assignment not more than 60 employees of the Public Health 
Service to assist in child survival activities and to work in 
AIDS programs through and with funds provided by the Agency for 
International Development, the United Nations International 
Children's Emergency Fund or the World Health Organization.
    Sec. 203. None of the funds appropriated under this Act may 
be used to implement section 399L(b) of the Public Health 
Service Act or section 1503 of the National Institutes of 
Health Revitalization Act of 1993, Public Law 103-43.
    Sec. 204. None of the funds appropriated in this Act for 
the National Institutes of Health and the Substance Abuse and 
Mental Health Services Administration shall be used to pay the 
salary of an individual, through a grant or other extramural 
mechanism, at a rate in excess of Executive Level I.
    Sec. 205. None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be 
expended pursuant to section 241 of the Public Health Service 
Act, except for funds specifically provided for in this Act, or 
for other taps and assessments made by any office located in 
the Department of Health and Human Services, prior to the 
Secretary's preparation and submission of a report to the 
Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and of the House 
detailing the planned uses of such funds.


                          (transfer of funds)


    Sec. 206. Not to exceed 1 percent of any discretionary 
funds (pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985, as amended) which are appropriated for the 
current fiscal year for the Department of Health and Human 
Services in this Act may be transferred between appropriations, 
but no such appropriation shall be increased by more than 3 
percent by any such transfer: Provided, That the Appropriations 
Committees of both Houses of Congress are notified at least 15 
days in advance of any transfer.
    Sec. 207. The Director of the National Institutes of 
Health, jointly with the Director of the Office of AIDS 
Research, may transfer up to 3 percent among institutes, 
centers, and divisions from the total amounts identified by 
these two Directors as funding for research pertaining to the 
human immunodeficiency virus: Provided, That the Congress is 
promptly notified of the transfer.
    Sec. 208. Of the amounts made available in this Act for the 
National Institutes of Health, the amount for research related 
to the human immunodeficiency virus, as jointly determined by 
the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the 
Director of the Office of AIDS Research, shall be made 
available to the ``Office of AIDS Research'' account. The 
Director of the Office of AIDS Research shall transfer from 
such account amounts necessary to carry out section 2353(d)(3) 
of the Public Health Service Act.
    Sec. 209. None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be 
made available to any entity under title X of the Public Health 
Service Act unless the applicant for the award certifies to the 
Secretary that it encourages family participation in the 
decision of minors to seek family planning services and that it 
provides counseling to minors on how to resist attempts to 
coerce minors into engaging in sexual activities.
    Sec. 210. None of the funds appropriated by this Act 
(including funds appropriated to any trust fund) may be used to 
carry out the Medicare+Choice program if the Secretary denies 
participation in such program to an otherwise eligible entity 
(including a Provider Sponsored Organization) because the 
entity informs the Secretary that it will not provide, pay for, 
provide coverage of, or provide referrals for abortions: 
Provided, That the Secretary shall make appropriate prospective 
adjustments to the capitation payment to such an entity (based 
on an actuarially sound estimate of the expected costs of 
providing the service to such entity's enrollees): Provided 
further, That nothing in this section shall be construed to 
change the Medicare program's coverage for such services and a 
Medicare+Choice organization described in this section shall be 
responsible for informing enrollees where to obtain information 
about all Medicare covered services.
    Sec. 211. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no 
provider of services under title X of the Public Health Service 
Act shall be exempt from any State law requiring notification 
or the reporting of child abuse, child molestation, sexual 
abuse, rape, or incest.
    Sec. 212. The Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and 
Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-167) 
is amended--
            (1) in section 599D (8 U.S.C. 1157 note)--
                    (A) in subsection (b)(3), by striking 
                ``1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000'' and inserting 
                ``1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001''; and
                    (B) in subsection (e), by striking 
                ``October 1, 2000'' each place it appears and 
                inserting ``October 1, 2001''; and
            (2) in section 599E (8 U.S.C. 1255 note) in 
        subsection (b)(2), by striking ``September 30, 2000'' 
        and inserting ``September 30, 2001''.
    Sec. 213. None of the funds provided in this Act or in any 
other Act making appropriations for fiscal year 2001 may be 
used to administer or implement in Arizona or in the Kansas 
City, Missouri or in the Kansas City, Kansas area the Medicare 
Competitive Pricing Demonstration Project (operated by the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services).
    Sec. 214. (a) Except as provided by subsection (e) none of 
the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to withhold 
substance abuse funding from a State pursuant to section 1926 
of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-26) if such 
State certifies to the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
by March 1, 2001 that the State will commit additional State 
funds, in accordance with subsection (b), to ensure compliance 
with State laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to 
individuals under 18 years of age.
    (b) The amount of funds to be committed by a State under 
subsection (a) shall be equal to 1 percent of such State's 
substance abuse block grant allocation for each percentage 
point by which the State misses the retailer compliance rate 
goal established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
under section 1926 of such Act.
    (c) The State is to maintain State expenditures in fiscal 
year 2001 for tobacco prevention programs and for compliance 
activities at a level that is not less than the level of such 
expenditures maintained by the State for fiscal year 2000, and 
adding to that level the additional funds for tobacco 
compliance activities required under subsection (a). The State 
is to submit a report to the Secretary on all fiscal year 2000 
State expenditures and all fiscal year 2001 obligations for 
tobacco prevention and compliance activities by program 
activity by July 31, 2001.
    (d) The Secretary shall exercise discretion in enforcing 
the timing of the State obligation of the additional funds 
required by the certification described in subsection (a) as 
late as July 31, 2001.
    (e) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used 
to withhold substance abuse funding pursuant to section 1926 
from a territory that receives less than $1,000,000.
    Sec. 215. Section 448 of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 285g) is amended by inserting ``gynecologic health,'' 
after ``with respect to''.
    Sec. 216. None of the funds appropriated under this Act 
shall be expended by the National Institutes of Health on a 
contract for the care of the 288 chimpanzees acquired by the 
National Institutes of Health from the Coulston Foundation, 
unless the contractor is accredited by the Association for the 
Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care 
International or has a Public Health Services assurance, and 
has not been charged multiple times with egregious violations 
of the Animal Welfare Act: Provided, That the requirements of 
section 481(A)(e)(1) shall not apply to funds awarded to 
nonhuman primate research facilities of special interest to 
NIH.
    Sec. 217. No grants may be awarded under the first 
paragraph under the heading ``Department of Health and Human 
Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Health 
Resources and Services'' in chapter 4 of title II of the 
Emergency Supplemental Act, 2000 (Public Law 106-246, division 
B) until March 1, 2001.
    Sec. 218. (a) The second sentence of section 5948(d) of 
title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: 
``No agreement shall be entered into under this section later 
than September 30, 2005, nor shall any agreement cover a period 
of service extending beyond September 30, 2007.''.
    (b) Section 3 of the Federal Physicians Comparability 
Allowance Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 5948 note) is amended by 
striking ``September 30, 2002'' and inserting ``September 30, 
2007''.
    Sec. 219. (a) Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) Organ procurement organizations play an 
        important role in the effort to increase organ donation 
        in the United States.
            (2) The current process for the certification and 
        recertification of organ procurement organizations 
        conducted by the Department of Health and Human 
        Services has created a level of uncertainty that is 
        interfering with the effectiveness of organ procurement 
        organizations in raising the level of organ donation.
            (3) The General Accounting Office, the Institute of 
        Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health have 
        identified substantial limitations in the organ 
        procurement organization certification and 
        recertification process and have recommended changes in 
        that process.
            (4) The limitations in the recertification process 
        include:
                    (A) An exclusive reliance on population-
                based measures of performance that do not 
                account for the potential in the population for 
                organ donation and do not permit consideration 
                of other outcome and process standards that 
                would more accurately reflect the relative 
                capability and performance of each organ 
                procurement organization.
                    (B) A lack of due process to appeal to the 
                Secretary of Health and Human Services for 
                recertification on either substantive or 
                procedural grounds.
            (5) The Secretary of Health and Human Services has 
        the authority under section 1138(b)(1)(A)(i) of the 
        Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b-8(b)(1)(A)(i)) to 
        extend the period for recertification of an organ 
        procurement organization from 2 to 4 years on the basis 
        of its past practices in order to avoid the 
        inappropriate disruption of the nation's organ system.
            (6) The Secretary of Health and Human Services can 
        use the extended period described in paragraph (5) for 
        recertification of all organ procurement organizations 
        to--
                    (A) develop improved performance measures 
                that would reflect organ donor potential and 
                interim outcomes, and to test these measures to 
                ensure that they accurately measure performance 
                differences among the organ procurement 
                organizations; and
                    (B) improve the overall certification 
                process by incorporating process as well as 
                outcome performance measures, and developing 
                equitable processes for appeals.
    (b) Section 371(b)(1) of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 273(b)(1)) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (D) through (G) 
        as subparagraphs (E) through (H), respectively;
            (2) by realigning the margin of subparagraph (F) 
        (as so redesignated) so as to align with subparagraph 
        (E) (as so redesignated); and
            (3) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the 
        following:
            ``(D) notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
        has met the other requirements of this section and has 
        been certified or recertified by the Secretary within 
        the previous 4-year period as meeting the performance 
        standards to be a qualified organ procurement 
        organization through a process that either--
                    ``(i) granted certification or 
                recertification within such 4-year period with 
                such certification or recertification in effect 
                as of January 1, 2000, and remaining in effect 
                through the earlier of--
                            ``(I) January 1, 2002; or
                            ``(II) the completion of 
                        recertification under the requirements 
                        of clause (ii); or
                    ``(ii) is defined through regulations that 
                are promulgated by the Secretary by not later 
                than January 1, 2002, that--
                            ``(I) require recertifications of 
                        qualified organ procurement 
                        organizations not more frequently than 
                        once every 4 years;
                            ``(II) rely on outcome and process 
                        performance measures that are based on 
                        empirical evidence, obtained through 
                        reasonable efforts, of organ donor 
                        potential and other related factors in 
                        each service area of qualified organ 
                        procurement organizations;
                            ``(III) use multiple outcome 
                        measures as part of the certification 
                        process; and
                            ``(IV) provide for a qualified 
                        organ procurement organization to 
                        appeal a decertification to the 
                        Secretary on substantive and procedural 
                        grounds;''.
    Sec. 220. (a) In order for the Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention to carry out international HIV/AIDS and other 
infectious disease, chronic and environmental disease, and 
other health activities abroad during fiscal year 2001, the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to--
            (1) utilize the authorities contained in subsection 
        2(c) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 
        1956, as amended, subject to the limitations set forth 
        in subsection (b), and
            (2) enter into reimbursable agreements with the 
        Department of State using any funds appropriated to the 
        Department of Health and Human Services, for the 
        purposes for which the funds were appropriated in 
        accordance with authority granted to the Secretary of 
        Health and Human Services or under authority governing 
        the activities of the Department of State.
    (b) In exercising the authority set forth in subsection 
(a)(1), the Secretary of Health and Human Services--
            (1) shall not award contracts for performance of an 
        inherently governmental function; and
            (2) shall follow otherwise applicable Federal 
        procurement laws and regulations to the maximum extent 
        practicable.
    Sec. 221. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Director, National Institutes of Health, may enter into and 
administer a long-term lease for facilities for the purpose of 
providing laboratory, office and other space for biomedical and 
behavioral research at the Bayview Campus in Baltimore, 
Maryland: Provided, That the House and Senate Appropriations 
Committees will be notified of the terms and conditions of the 
lease upon its execution.
    Sec. 222. Of the funds appropriated in this Act for the 
National Institutes of Health, $5,800,000 shall be transferred 
to the Office of the Secretary, General Departmental Management 
to support the newly established Office for Human Research 
Protections.
    Sec. 223. Section 487E(a)(1) of the Public Health Service 
Act is amended by striking ``as employees of the National 
Institutes of Health''.
    Sec. 224. Notwithstanding any other provision of law 
relating to vacancies in offices for which appointments must be 
made by the President, including any time limitation on serving 
in an acting capacity, the Acting Director of the National 
Institutes of Health as of January 12, 2000, may serve in that 
position until a new Director of the National Institutes of 
Health is confirmed by the Senate.
    Sec. 225. The National Neuroscience Research Center to be 
constructed on the National Institutes of Health Bethesda 
campus is hereby named the John Edward Porter Neuroscience 
Research Center.
    This title may be cited as the ``Department of Health and 
Human Services Appropriations Act, 2001''.

                   TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


                            education reform


    For carrying out activities authorized by title IV of the 
Goals 2000: Educate America Act as in effect prior to September 
30, 2000, and sections 3122, 3132, 3136, and 3141, parts B, C, 
and D of title III, and section 10105 and part I of title X of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 
$1,880,710,000, of which $38,000,000 shall be for the Goals 
2000: Educate America Act, and of which $191,950,000 shall be 
for section 3122: Provided, That up to one-half of 1 percent of 
the amount available under section 3132 shall be set aside for 
the outlying areas, to be distributed on the basis of their 
relative need as determined by the Secretary in accordance with 
the purposes of the program: Provided further, That if any 
State educational agency does not apply for a grant under 
section 3132, that State's allotment under section 3131 shall 
be reserved by the Secretary for grants to local educational 
agencies in that State that apply directly to the Secretary 
according to the terms and conditions published by the 
Secretary in the Federal Register: Provided further, That with 
respect to all funds appropriated to carry out section 10901 et 
seq. in this Act, the Secretary shall strongly encourage 
applications for grants that are to be submitted jointly by a 
local educational agency (or a consortium of local educational 
agencies) and a community-based organization that has 
experience in providing before- and after-school services and 
all applications submitted to the Secretary shall contain 
evidence that the project contains elements that are designed 
to assist students in meeting or exceeding state and local 
standards in core academic subjects, as appropriate to the 
needs of participating children: Provided further, That 
$125,000,000, which shall become available on July 1, 2001, and 
remain available through September 30, 2002, shall be available 
to support activities under section 10105 of part A of title X 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, of which 
up to 6 percent shall become available October 1, 2000, and be 
available for evaluation, technical assistance, school 
networking, peer review of applications, and program outreach 
activities: Provided further, That funds made available to 
local educational agencies under this section shall be used 
only for activities related to establishing smaller learning 
communities in high schools: Provided further, That $46,328,000 
of the funds available to carry out section 3136 of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, $8,768,000 of 
the funds available to carry out part B of title III of that 
Act and $20,614,000 of the funds available to carry out part I 
of title X of that Act shall be available for the projects and 
in the amounts specified in the statement of the managers on 
the conference report accompanying this Act.


                    education for the disadvantaged


    For carrying out title I of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965, and section 418A of the Higher Education 
Act of 1965, $9,532,621,000, of which $2,731,921,000 shall 
become available on July 1, 2001, and shall remain available 
through September 30, 2002, and of which $6,758,300,000 shall 
become available on October 1, 2001 and shall remain available 
through September 30, 2002, for academic year 2001-2002: 
Provided, That $7,332,721,000 shall be available for basic 
grants under section 1124: Provided further, That $225,000,000 
of these funds shall be allocated among the States in the same 
proportion as funds are allocated among the States under 
section 1122, to carry out section 1116(c): Provided further, 
That 100 percent of these funds shall be allocated by states to 
local educational agencies for the purposes of carrying out 
section 1116(c): Provided further, That all local educational 
agencies receiving an allocation under the preceding proviso, 
and all other local educational agencies that are within a 
State that receives funds under part A of title I of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (other than a 
local educational agency within a State receiving a minimum 
grant under section 1124(d) or 1124A(a)(1)(B) of such Act), 
shall provide all students enrolled in a school identified 
under section 1116(c) with the option to transfer to another 
public school within the local educational agency, including a 
public charter school, that has not been identified for school 
improvement under section 1116(c), unless such option to 
transfer is prohibited by State law, or local law, which 
includes school board-approved local educational agency policy: 
Provided further, That if the local educational agency 
demonstrates to the satisfaction of the State educational 
agency that the local educational agency lacks the capacity to 
provide all students with the option to transfer to another 
public school, and after giving notice to the parents of 
children affected that it is not possible, consistent with 
State and local law, to accommodate the transfer request of 
every student, the local educational agency shall permit as 
many students as possible (who shall be selected by the local 
educational agency on an equitable basis) to transfer to a 
public school that has not been identified for school 
improvement under section 1116(c): Provided further, That up to 
$3,500,000 of these funds shall be available to the Secretary 
on October 1, 2000, to obtain updated local educational agency 
level census poverty data from the Bureau of the Census: 
Provided further, That $1,364,000,000 shall be available for 
concentration grants under section 1124A: Provided further, 
That grant awards under sections 1124 and 1124A of title I of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 shall be not 
less than the greater of 100 percent of the amount each State 
and local educational agency received under this authority for 
fiscal year 2000 or the amount such State and local educational 
agency would receive if $6,883,503,000 for Basic Grants and 
$1,222,397,000 for Concentration Grants were allocated in 
accordance with section 1122(c)(3) of title I: Provided 
further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, grant 
awards under section 1124A of title I of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 shall be made to those local 
educational agencies that received a Concentration Grant under 
the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2000, but are 
not eligible to receive such a grant for fiscal year 2001: 
Provided further, That the Secretary shall not take into 
account the hold harmless provisions in this section in 
determining State allocations under any other program 
administered by the Secretary in any fiscal year: Provided 
further, That $8,900,000 shall be available for evaluations 
under section 1501 and not more than $8,500,000 shall be 
reserved for section 1308, of which not more than $3,000,000 
shall be reserved for section 1308(d): Provided further, That 
$210,000,000 shall be available under section 1002(g)(2) to 
demonstrate effective approaches to comprehensive school reform 
to be allocated and expended in accordance with the 
instructions relating to this activity in the statement of the 
managers on the conference report accompanying Public Law 105-
78 and in the statement of the managers on the conference 
report accompanying Public Law 105-277: Provided further, That 
in carrying out this initiative, the Secretary and the States 
shall support only approaches that show the most promise of 
enabling children served by title I to meet challenging State 
content standards and challenging State student performance 
standards based on reliable research and effective practices, 
and include an emphasis on basic academics and parental 
involvement.


                               impact aid


    For carrying out programs of financial assistance to 
federally affected schools authorized by title VIII of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, $993,302,000, 
of which $882,000,000 shall be for basic support payments under 
section 8003(b), $50,000,000 shall be for payments for children 
with disabilities under section 8003(d), $12,802,000 shall be 
for construction under section 8007, $40,500,000 shall be for 
Federal property payments under section 8002, and $8,000,000, 
to remain available until expended, shall be for facilities 
maintenance under section 8008: Provided, That $6,802,000 of 
the funds for section 8007 shall be available for the local 
educational agencies and in the amounts specified in the 
statement of the managers on the conference report accompanying 
this Act: Provided further, That from the amount appropriated 
for section 8002, the Secretary shall treat as timely filed, 
and shall process for payment, an application for a fiscal year 
1999 payment from Academy School District 20, Colorado, under 
that section if the Secretary has received that application not 
later than 30 days after the enactment of this Act: Provided 
further, That the Secretary of Education shall consider the 
local educational agency serving the Kadoka School District, 
35-1, in South Dakota, eligible for payments under section 8002 
for fiscal year 2001 and each succeeding fiscal year, with 
respect to land in Washabaugh and Jackson Counties, South 
Dakota, that is owned by the Department of Defense and used as 
a bombing range: Provided further, That from the amount 
appropriated for section 8002, the Secretary shall first 
increase the payment of any local educational agency that was 
denied funding or had its payment reduced under that section 
for fiscal year 1998 due to section 8002(b)(1)(C) to the amount 
that would have been made without the limitation of that 
section: Provided further, That from the amount appropriated 
for section 8002, $500,000 shall be for subsection 8002(j).


                      school improvement programs


    For carrying out school improvement activities authorized 
by titles II, IV, V-A and B, VI, IX, X, and XIII of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (``ESEA''); the 
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; and the Civil Rights 
Act of 1964 and part B of title VIII of the Higher Education 
Amendments of 1998; $4,872,084,000, of which $2,403,750,000 
shall become available on July 1, 2001, and remain available 
through September 30, 2002, and of which $1,765,000,000 shall 
become available on October 1, 2001 and shall remain available 
through September 30, 2002 for academic year 2001-2002: 
Provided, That $485,000,000 shall be available for Eisenhower 
professional development State grants under part B of title II 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965: Provided 
further, That each local educational agency shall use funds in 
excess of the allocation it received under such part for the 
preceding fiscal year to improve teacher quality by reducing 
the percentage of teachers who do not have State certification 
or are certified through emergency or provisional means; are 
teaching out of field in some or all of the subject areas and 
grade levels in which they teach; or who lack sufficient 
content knowledge to teach effectively in the areas they teach 
to obtain that knowledge: Provided further, That the local 
educational agency may also use such excess funds for: 
activities authorized under section 2210 of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965; mentoring programs for new 
teachers; providing opportunities for teachers to attend multi-
week institutes, such as those provided in the summer months, 
that provide intensive professional development in partnership 
with local educational agencies; and carrying out initiatives 
to promote the retention of highly qualified teachers who have 
a record of success in helping low-achieving students improve 
their academic success: Provided further, That each State 
educational agency may use such excess funds to carry out 
activities under section 2207 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965: Provided further, That each State agency 
for higher education may use such excess funds to carry out 
activities under section 2211 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965: Provided further, That both State 
educational agencies and State agencies for higher education 
may also use such excess funds for multi-week institutes, such 
as those provided in the summer months, that provide intensive 
professional development in partnership with local educational 
agencies; and grants to partnerships of such entities as local 
educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and 
private business, to recruit, and prepare, and provide 
professional development to, and help retain, school principals 
and superintendents, especially for such individuals who serve, 
or are preparing to serve, in high-poverty, low-performing 
schools and local educational agencies: Provided further, That 
such activities may be undertaken in consortium with other 
States: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated for 
part B of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act of 1965, $45,000,000 shall be available to States and 
allocated in accordance with section 2202(b) of that Act 
(except that the requirements of section 2203 shall not apply): 
Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, each State shall use the amount made available under the 
preceding proviso to support efforts to meet the requirements 
for State eligibility for the Ed-Flex Partnership Act of 1999 
or the requirements under section 1111 of title I of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965: Provided 
further, That $44,000,000 shall be available for national 
activities under section 2102 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965: Provided further, That of the amount 
available in the preceding proviso, $3,000,000 shall be made 
available to the Secretary for the Troops-to-Teachers Program 
for transfer to the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional 
Education Support of the Department of Defense: Provided 
further, That the funds transferred under the preceding proviso 
shall be used by the Secretary of Defense to administer the 
Troops-to-Teachers Program, including the selection of 
participants in the Program under the Troops-to-Teachers 
Program Act of 1999 (title XVII of Public Law 106-65; 20 U.S.C. 
9301 et seq.): Provided further, That for purposes of sections 
1702(b) and (c) of the Troops-to-Teachers Program Act of 1999, 
the Secretary of Education shall be the administering Secretary 
and may, at the Secretary's discretion, carry out the 
activities under section 1702(c) of that Act and retain a 
portion of the funds made available for the Troops-to-Teachers 
Program to carry out section 1702(b) and (c) of that Act: 
Provided further, That of the amount made available under this 
heading for national activities under section 2102 of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Secretary 
is authorized to use a portion of such funds to carry out 
activities to improve the knowledge and skills of early 
childhood educators and caregivers who work in urban or rural 
communities with high concentrations of young children living 
in poverty: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated, 
$3,208,000,000 shall be for title VI of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 and to carry out activities 
under part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
(20 U.S.C. 1411 et seq.): Provided further, That of the amount 
made available for title VI, $1,623,000,000 shall be available, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, in accordance with 
section 306 of this Act in order to reduce class size, 
particularly in the early grades, using highly qualified 
teachers to improve educational achievement for regular and 
special needs children: Provided further, That of the amount 
made available for title VI, $1,200,000,000 shall be available, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, for grants for 
school repair and renovation, activities under part B of the 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1411 et 
seq.), and technology activities, in accordance with section 
321 of this Act: Provided further, That funds made available 
under this heading to carry out section 6301(b) of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 shall be 
available for education reform projects that provide same 
gender schools and classrooms, consistent with applicable law: 
Provided further, That of the amount made available to carry 
out activities authorized under part C of title IX of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, $1,000,000 
shall be for the Alaska Humanities Forum for operation of the 
Rose student exchange program and $1,000,000 shall be for the 
Alaska Native Heritage Center to support its program of 
cultural education activities: Provided further, That of the 
amount made available for subpart 2 of part A of title IV of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 
$10,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for 
Project School Emergency Response to Violence to provide 
education-related services to local educational agencies in 
which the learning environment has been disrupted due to a 
violent or traumatic crisis.


                           reading excellence


    For necessary expenses to carry out the Reading Excellence 
Act, $91,000,000, which shall become available on July 1, 2001 
and shall remain available through September 30, 2002 and 
$195,000,000 which shall become available on October 1, 2001 
and remain available through September 30, 2002.


                            indian education


    For expenses necessary to carry out, to the extent not 
otherwise provided, title IX, part A of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, $115,500,000.


                   bilingual and immigrant education


    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, 
bilingual, foreign language and immigrant education activities 
authorized by parts A and C and section 7203 of title VII of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 
$460,000,000: Provided, That State educational agencies may use 
all, or any part of, their part C allocation for competitive 
grants to local educational agencies.


                           special education


    For carrying out the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act, $7,439,948,000, of which $2,090,452,000 shall 
become available for obligation on July 1, 2001, and shall 
remain available through September 30, 2002, and of which 
$5,072,000,000 shall become available on October 1, 2001 and 
shall remain available through September 30, 2002, for academic 
year 2001-2002: Provided, That $9,500,000 shall be for 
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic to support the 
development, production, and circulation of recorded 
educational materials: Provided further, That $1,500,000 shall 
be for the recipient of funds provided by Public Law 105-78 
under section 687(b)(2)(G) of the Act to provide information on 
diagnosis, intervention, and teaching strategies for children 
with disabilities: Provided further, That $7,353,000 of the 
funds for section 672 of the Act shall be available for the 
projects and in the amounts specified in the statement of the 
managers on the conference report accompanying this Act.


            rehabilitation services and disability research


    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Assistive Technology Act of 
1998, and the Helen Keller National Center Act, $2,805,339,000: 
Provided, That the funds provided for title I of the Assistive 
Technology Act of 1998 (``the AT Act'') shall be allocated 
notwithstanding section 105(b)(1) of the AT Act: Provided 
further, That each State shall be provided $50,000 for 
activities under section 102 of the AT Act: Provided further, 
That $15,000,000 shall be used to support grants for up to 
three years to States under title III of the AT Act, of which 
the Federal share shall not exceed 75 percent in the first 
year, 50 percent in the second year, and 25 percent in the 
third year, and that the requirements in section 301(c)(2) and 
section 302 of that Act shall not apply to such grants: 
Provided further, That $4,600,000 of the funds for section 303 
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 shall be available for the 
projects and in the amounts specified in the statement of the 
managers on the conference report accompanying this Act: 
Provided further, That $400,000 of the funds for title II of 
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 shall be for the Cerebral Palsy 
Research Foundation in Wichita, Kansas for the establishment of 
a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center to study and 
recommend incentives for employers to hire persons with 
significant disabilities.

           Special Institutions for Persons With Disabilities


                 american printing house for the blind


    For carrying out the Act of March 3, 1879, as amended (20 
U.S.C. 101 et seq.), $12,000,000.


               national technical institute for the deaf


    For the National Technical Institute for the Deaf under 
titles I and II of the Education of the Deaf Act of 1986 (20 
U.S.C. 4301 et seq.), $53,376,000, of which $5,376,000 shall be 
for construction and shall remain available until expended: 
Provided, That from the total amount available, the Institute 
may at its discretion use funds for the endowment program as 
authorized under section 207.


                          gallaudet university


    For the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, the Model 
Secondary School for the Deaf, and the partial support of 
Gallaudet University under titles I and II of the Education of 
the Deaf Act of 1986 (20 U.S.C. 4301 et seq.), $89,400,000: 
Provided, That from the total amount available, the University 
may at its discretion use funds for the endowment program as 
authorized under section 207.


                     vocational and adult education


    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the 
Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, the 
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, and title VIII-D of 
the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and Public Law 
102-73, $1,825,600,000, of which $1,000,000 shall remain 
available until expended, and of which $1,028,000,000 shall 
become available on July 1, 2001 and shall remain available 
through September 30, 2002 and of which $791,000,000 shall 
become available on October 1, 2001 and shall remain available 
through September 30, 2002: Provided, That of the amounts made 
available for the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical 
Education Act, $5,600,000 shall be for tribally controlled 
postsecondary vocational and technical institutions under 
section 117: Provided further, That $9,000,000 shall be for 
carrying out section 118 of such Act: Provided further, That of 
the amounts made available for the Carl D. Perkins Vocational 
and Technical Education Act, $5,000,000 shall be for 
demonstration activities authorized by section 207: Provided 
further, That of the amount provided for Adult Education State 
Grants, $70,000,000 shall be made available for integrated 
English literacy and civics education services to immigrants 
and other limited English proficient populations: Provided 
further, That of the amount reserved for integrated English 
literacy and civics education, notwithstanding section 211 of 
the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, 65 percent shall 
be allocated to States based on a State's absolute need as 
determined by calculating each State's share of a 10-year 
average of the Immigration and Naturalization Service data for 
immigrants admitted for legal permanent residence for the 10 
most recent years, and 35 percent allocated to States that 
experienced growth as measured by the average of the 3 most 
recent years for which Immigration and Naturalization Service 
data for immigrants admitted for legal permanent residence are 
available, except that no State shall be allocated an amount 
less than $60,000: Provided further, That of the amounts made 
available for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, 
$14,000,000 shall be for national leadership activities under 
section 243 and $6,500,000 shall be for the National Institute 
for Literacy under section 242: Provided further, That 
$22,000,000 shall be for Youth Offender Grants, of which 
$5,000,000 shall be used in accordance with section 601 of 
Public Law 102-73 as that section was in effect prior to the 
enactment of Public Law 105-220.


                      student financial assistance


    For carrying out subparts 1, 3 and 4 of part A, section 
428K, part C and part E of title IV of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965, as amended, $10,674,000,000, which shall remain 
available through September 30, 2002.
    The maximum Pell Grant for which a student shall be 
eligible during award year 2001-2002 shall be $3,750: Provided, 
That notwithstanding section 401(g) of the Act, if the 
Secretary determines, prior to publication of the payment 
schedule for such award year, that the amount included within 
this appropriation for Pell Grant awards in such award year, 
and any funds available from the fiscal year 2000 appropriation 
for Pell Grant awards, are insufficient to satisfy fully all 
such awards for which students are eligible, as calculated 
under section 401(b) of the Act, the amount paid for each such 
award shall be reduced by either a fixed or variable 
percentage, or by a fixed dollar amount, as determined in 
accordance with a schedule of reductions established by the 
Secretary for this purpose.


             federal family education loan program account


    For Federal administrative expenses to carry out guaranteed 
student loans authorized by title IV, part B, of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, as amended, $48,000,000.


                            higher education


    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, 
section 121 and titles II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, section 1543 of the 
Higher Education Amendments of 1992 and title VIII of the 
Higher Education Amendments of 1998, and the Mutual Educational 
and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, $1,911,710,000, of which 
$10,000,000 for interest subsidies authorized by section 121 of 
the Higher Education Act of 1965, shall remain available until 
expended: Provided, That $10,000,000, to remain available 
through September 30, 2002, shall be available to fund 
fellowships for academic year 2002-2003 under part A, subpart 1 
of title VII of said Act, under the terms and conditions of 
part A, subpart 1: Provided further, That $3,000,000 is for 
data collection and evaluation activities for programs under 
the Higher Education Act of 1965, including such activities 
needed to comply with the Government Performance and Results 
Act of 1993: Provided further, That $15,000,000 shall be 
available for tribally controlled colleges and universities 
under section 316 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, of which 
$5,000,000 shall be used for construction and renovation: 
Provided further, That $250,000 shall be for the Web-Based 
Education Commission to continue activities authorized under 
part J of title VIII of the Higher Education Amendments of 
1998: Provided further, That $115,487,000 of the funds for part 
B of title VII of the Higher Education Act of 1965 shall be 
available for the projects and in the amounts specified in the 
statement of the managers on the conference report accompanying 
this Act.


                           howard university


    For partial support of Howard University (20 U.S.C. 121 et 
seq.), $232,474,000, of which not less than $3,600,000 shall be 
for a matching endowment grant pursuant to the Howard 
University Endowment Act (Public Law 98-480) and shall remain 
available until expended.


         college housing and academic facilities loans program


    For Federal administrative expenses authorized under 
section 121 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, $762,000 to 
carry out activities related to existing facility loans entered 
into under the Higher Education Act of 1965.


  historically black college and university capital financing program 
                                account


    The total amount of bonds insured pursuant to section 344 
of title III, part D of the Higher Education Act of 1965 shall 
not exceed $357,000,000, and the cost, as defined in section 
502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, of such bonds 
shall not exceed zero.
    For administrative expenses to carry out the Historically 
Black College and University Capital Financing Program entered 
into pursuant to title III, part D of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965, as amended, $208,000.


            education research, statistics, and improvement


    For carrying out activities authorized by the Educational 
Research, Development, Dissemination, and Improvement Act of 
1994, including part E; the National Education Statistics Act 
of 1994, including sections 411 and 412; section 2102 of title 
II, parts A, B, K and L and sections 10102 and 10601 of title 
X, and part C of title XIII of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965, as amended, and title VI of Public Law 
103-227, $732,721,000: Provided, That of the funds appropriated 
for part A of title X of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act of 1965, as amended, $5,000,000 shall be made available for 
a high school reform program of grants to State educational 
agencies to improve academic performance and provide technical 
skills training: Provided further, That of the funds 
appropriated for part A of title X of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, $5,000,000 shall 
be made available to carry out part L of title X of the Act: 
Provided further, That of the amount available for part A of 
title X of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 
as amended, $5,000,000 shall be available for grants to State 
and local educational agencies, in collaboration with other 
agencies and organizations, for school dropout prevention 
programs designed to address the needs of populations or 
communities with the highest dropout rates: Provided further, 
That of the amount made available for part A of title X of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, 
$50,000,000 shall be made available to enable the Secretary of 
Education to award grants to develop, implement, and strengthen 
programs to teach American history (not social studies) as a 
separate subject within school curricula: Provided further, 
That $53,000,000 of the amount available for the national 
education research institutes shall be allocated 
notwithstanding section 912(m)(1)(B-F) and subparagraphs (B) 
and (C) of section 931(c)(2) of Public Law 103-227 and 
$20,000,000 of that $53,000,000 shall be made available for the 
Interagency Education Research Initiative: Provided further, 
That of the funds appropriated for part A of title X of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, $50,000,000 
shall be available to demonstrate effective approaches to 
comprehensive school reform, to be allocated and expended in 
accordance with the instructions relating to this activity in 
the statement of managers on the conference report accompanying 
Public Law 105-78 and in the statement of the managers on the 
conference report accompanying Public Law 105-277: Provided 
further, That the funds made available for comprehensive school 
reform shall become available on July 1, 2001, and remain 
available through September 30, 2002, and in carrying out this 
initiative, the Secretary and the States shall support only 
approaches that show the most promise of enabling children to 
meet challenging State content standards and challenging State 
student performance standards based on reliable research and 
effective practices, and include an emphasis on basic academics 
and parental involvement: Provided further, That $139,624,000 
of the funds for section 10101 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 shall be available for the projects and 
in the amounts specified in the statement of the managers on 
the conference report accompanying this Act: Provided further, 
That of the funds appropriated under section 10601 of title X 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as 
amended, $2,000,000 shall be used to conduct a violence 
prevention demonstration program: Provided further, That of the 
funds available for section 10601 of title X of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, $150,000 shall 
be awarded to the Center for Educational Technologies to 
complete production and distribution of an effective CD-ROM 
product that would complement the ``We the People: The Citizen 
and the Constitution'' curriculum: Provided further, That, of 
the funds for title VI of Public Law 103-227 and 
notwithstanding the provisions of section 601(c)(1)(C) of that 
Act, $1,200,000 shall be available to the Center for Civic 
Education to conduct a civic education program with Northern 
Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and, consistent with the 
civics and Government activities authorized in section 
601(c)(3) of Public Law 103-227, to provide civic education 
assistance to democracies in developing countries. The term 
``developing countries'' shall have the same meaning as the 
term ``developing country'' in the Education for the Deaf Act.

                        Departmental Management


                         program administration


    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the 
Department of Education Organization Act, including rental of 
conference rooms in the District of Columbia and hire of two 
passenger motor vehicles, $413,184,000.


                        office for civil rights


    For expenses necessary for the Office for Civil Rights, as 
authorized by section 203 of the Department of Education 
Organization Act, $76,000,000.


                    office of the inspector general


    For expenses necessary for the Office of the Inspector 
General, as authorized by section 212 of the Department of 
Education Organization Act, $36,500,000.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 301. No funds appropriated in this Act may be used for 
the transportation of students or teachers (or for the purchase 
of equipment for such transportation) in order to overcome 
racial imbalance in any school or school system, or for the 
transportation of students or teachers (or for the purchase of 
equipment for such transportation) in order to carry out a plan 
of racial desegregation of any school or school system.
    Sec. 302. None of the funds contained in this Act shall be 
used to require, directly or indirectly, the transportation of 
any student to a school other than the school which is nearest 
the student's home, except for a student requiring special 
education, to the school offering such special education, in 
order to comply with title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 
For the purpose of this section an indirect requirement of 
transportation of students includes the transportation of 
students to carry out a plan involving the reorganization of 
the grade structure of schools, the pairing of schools, or the 
clustering of schools, or any combination of grade 
restructuring, pairing or clustering. The prohibition described 
in this section does not include the establishment of magnet 
schools.
    Sec. 303. No funds appropriated under this Act may be used 
to prevent the implementation of programs of voluntary prayer 
and meditation in the public schools.


                          (transfer of funds)


    Sec. 304. Not to exceed 1 percent of any discretionary 
funds (pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985, as amended) which are appropriated for the 
Department of Education in this Act may be transferred between 
appropriations, but no such appropriation shall be increased by 
more than 3 percent by any such transfer: Provided, That the 
Appropriations Committees of both Houses of Congress are 
notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer.
    Sec. 305. The Comptroller General of the United States 
shall evaluate the extent to which funds made available under 
part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
of 1965 are allocated to schools and local educational agencies 
with the greatest concentrations of school-age children from 
low-income families, the extent to which allocations of such 
funds adjust to shifts in concentrations of pupils from low-
income families in different regions, States, and substate 
areas, the extent to which the allocation of such funds 
encourages the targeting of State funds to areas with higher 
concentrations of children from low-income families, and the 
implications of current distribution methods for such funds, 
shall make formula and other policy recommendations to improve 
the targeting of such funds to more effectively serve low-
income children in both rural and urban areas, and shall 
prepare interim and final reports based on the results of the 
study, to be submitted to Congress not later than February 1, 
2001, and April 1, 2001.
    Sec. 306. (a) From the amount appropriated for title VI of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 in 
accordance with this section, the Secretary of Education--
            (1) shall make available a total of $6,000,000 to 
        the Secretary of the Interior (on behalf of the Bureau 
        of Indian Affairs) and the outlying areas for 
        activities under this section; and
            (2) shall allocate the remainder by providing each 
        State the same percentage of that remainder as it 
        received of the funds allocated to States under section 
        307(a)(2) of the Department of Education Appropriations 
        Act, 1999.
    (b)(1) Each State that receives funds under this section 
shall distribute 100 percent of such funds to local educational 
agencies, of which--
            (A) 80 percent of such amount shall be allocated to 
        such local educational agencies in proportion to the 
        number of children, aged 5 to 17, who reside in the 
        school district served by such local educational agency 
        from families with incomes below the poverty line (as 
        defined by the Office of Management and Budget and 
        revised annually in accordance with section 673(2) of 
        the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 
        9902(2))) applicable to a family of the size involved 
        for the most recent fiscal year for which satisfactory 
        data are available compared to the number of such 
        individuals who reside in the school districts served 
        by all the local educational agencies in the State for 
        that fiscal year; and
            (B) 20 percent of such amount shall be allocated to 
        such local educational agencies in accordance with the 
        relative enrollments of children, aged 5 to 17, in 
        public and private nonprofit elementary and secondary 
        schools within the boundaries of such agencies.
    (2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), if the award to a local 
educational agency under this section is less than the starting 
salary for a new fully qualified teacher in that agency, who is 
certified within the State (which may include certification 
through State or local alternative routes), has a baccalaureate 
degree, and demonstrates the general knowledge, teaching 
skills, and subject matter knowledge required to teach in his 
or her content areas, that agency may use funds under this 
section to (A) help pay the salary of a full- or part-time 
teacher hired to reduce class size, which may be in combination 
with other Federal, State, or local funds; or (B) pay for 
activities described in subsection (c)(2)(A)(iii) which may be 
related to teaching in smaller classes.
    (c)(1) The basic purpose and intent of this section is to 
reduce class size with fully qualified teachers. Each local 
educational agency that receives funds under this section shall 
use such funds to carry out effective approaches to reducing 
class size with fully qualified teachers who are certified 
within the State, including teachers certified through State or 
local alternative routes, and who demonstrate competency in the 
areas in which they teach, to improve educational achievement 
for both regular and special needs children, with particular 
consideration given to reducing class size in the early 
elementary grades for which some research has shown class size 
reduction is most effective.
    (2)(A) Each such local educational agency may use funds 
under this section for--
            (i) recruiting (including through the use of 
        signing bonuses, and other financial incentives), 
        hiring, and training fully qualified regular and 
        special education teachers (which may include hiring 
        special education teachers to team-teach with regular 
        teachers in classrooms that contain both children with 
        disabilities and non-disabled children) and teachers of 
        special-needs children who are certified within the 
        State, including teachers certified through State or 
        local alternative routes, have a baccalaureate degree 
        and demonstrate the general knowledge, teaching skills, 
        and subject matter knowledge required to teach in their 
        content areas;
            (ii) testing new teachers for academic content 
        knowledge and to meet State certification requirements 
        that are consistent with title II of the Higher 
        Education Act of 1965; and
            (iii) providing professional development (which may 
        include such activities as those described in section 
        2210 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 
        1965, opportunities for teachers to attend multi-week 
        institutes, such as those made available during the 
        summer months that provide intensive professional 
        development in partnership with local educational 
        agencies and initiatives that promote retention and 
        mentoring), to teachers, including special education 
        teachers and teachers of special-needs children, in 
        order to meet the goal of ensuring that all 
        instructional staff have the subject matter knowledge, 
        teaching knowledge, and teaching skills necessary to 
        teach effectively in the content area or areas in which 
        they provide instruction, consistent with title II of 
        the Higher Education Act of 1965.
    (B)(i) Except as provided under clause (ii), a local 
educational agency may use not more than a total of 25 percent 
of the award received under this section for activities 
described in clauses (ii) and (iii) of subparagraph (A).
            (ii) A local educational agency in which 10 percent 
        or more of teachers in elementary schools, as defined 
        by section 14101(14) of the Elementary and Secondary 
        Education Act of 1965, have not met applicable State 
        and local certification requirements (including 
        certification through State or local alternative 
        routes), or if such requirements have been waived, may 
        use more than 25 percent of the funds it receives under 
        this section for activities described in subparagraph 
        (A)(iii) to help teachers who are not certified by the 
        State become certified, including through State or 
        local alternative routes, or to help teachers affected 
        by class size reduction who lack sufficient content 
        knowledge to teach effectively in the areas they teach 
        to obtain that knowledge, if the local educational 
        agency notifies the State educational agency of the 
        percentage of the funds that it will use for the 
        purpose described in this clause.
    (C) A local educational agency that has already reduced 
class size in the early grades to 18 or less children (or has 
already reduced class size to a State or local class size 
reduction goal that was in effect on the day before the 
enactment of the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 
2000, if that State or local educational agency goal is 20 or 
fewer children) may use funds received under this section--
            (i) to make further class size reductions in grades 
        kindergarten through 3;
            (ii) to reduce class size in other grades; or
            (iii) to carry out activities to improve teacher 
        quality including professional development.
    (D) If a local educational agency has already reduced class 
size in the early grades to 18 or fewer children and intends to 
use funds provided under this section to carry out professional 
development activities, including activities to improve teacher 
quality, then the State shall make the award under subsection 
(b) to the local educational agency.
    (3) Each such agency shall use funds under this section 
only to supplement, and not to supplant, State and local funds 
that, in the absence of such funds, would otherwise be spent 
for activities under this section.
    (4) No funds made available under this section may be used 
to increase the salaries or provide benefits, other than 
participation in professional development and enrichment 
programs, to teachers who are not hired under this section. 
Funds under this section may be used to pay the salary of 
teachers hired under section 307 of the Department of Education 
Appropriations Act, 1999, or under section 310 of the 
Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2000.
    (d)(1) Each State receiving funds under this section shall 
report on activities in the State under this section, 
consistent with section 6202(a)(2) of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965.
    (2) Each State and local educational agency receiving funds 
under this section shall publicly report to parents on its 
progress in reducing class size, increasing the percentage of 
classes in core academic areas taught by fully qualified 
teachers who are certified within the State and demonstrate 
competency in the content areas in which they teach, and on the 
impact that hiring additional highly qualified teachers and 
reducing class size, has had, if any, on increasing student 
academic achievement.
    (3) Each school receiving funds under this section shall 
provide to parents, upon request, the professional 
qualifications of their child's teacher.
    (e) If a local educational agency uses funds made available 
under this section for professional development activities, the 
agency shall ensure for the equitable participation of private 
nonprofit elementary and secondary schools in such activities. 
Section 6402 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 
1965 shall not apply to other activities under this section.
    (f) A local educational agency that receives funds under 
this section may use not more than 3 percent of such funds for 
local administrative costs.
    (g) Each local educational agency that desires to receive 
funds under this section shall include in the application 
required under section 6303 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 a description of the agency's program to 
reduce class size by hiring additional highly qualified 
teachers.
    (h) No funds under this section may be used to pay the 
salary of any teacher hired with funds under section 307 of the 
Department of Education Appropriations Act, 1999, unless, by 
the start of the 2001-2002 school year, the teacher is 
certified within the State (which may include certification 
through State or local alternative routes) and demonstrates 
competency in the subject areas in which he or she teaches.
    (i) Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall provide specific notification 
to each local educational agency eligible to receive funds 
under this part regarding the flexibility provided under 
subsection (c)(2)(B)(ii) and the ability to use such funds to 
carry out activities described in subsection (c)(2)(A)(iii).
    Sec. 307. Section 412 of the National Education Statistics 
Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-382) is amended--
            (1) in subsection 412(c)(1), after ``period of'' 
        and before ``years,'', by striking ``3'' and inserting 
        ``4''; and
            (2) after ``expiration of such term.'', by adding 
        the following new subsection:
            ``(4) Conforming provision.--Members of the Board 
        previously granted 3 year terms, whose terms are in 
        effect on the date of enactment of the Department of 
        Education Appropriations Act, 2001, shall have their 
        terms extended by one year.''.
    Sec. 308. (a) Section 435(a)(2) of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1085(a)(2)) is amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new subparagraph:
    ``(D) Notwithstanding the first sentence of subparagraph 
(A), the Secretary shall restore the eligibility to participate 
in a program under subpart 1 of part A, part B, or part D of an 
institution that did not appeal its loss of eligibility within 
30 days of receiving notification if the Secretary determines, 
on a case-by-case basis, that the institution's failure to 
appeal was substantially justified under the circumstances, and 
that--
            ``(i) the institution made a timely request that 
        the appropriate guaranty agency correct errors in the 
        draft data used to calculate the institution's cohort 
        default rate;
            ``(ii) the guaranty agency did not correct the 
        erroneous data in a timely fashion; and
            ``(iii) the institution would have been eligible if 
        the erroneous data had been corrected by the guaranty 
        agency.''.
    (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) of this section 
shall be effective for cohort default rate calculations for 
fiscal years 1997 and 1998.
    Sec. 309. Section 439(r)(2) of the Higher Education Act of 
1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087-2(r)(2)) is amended--
            (1) in clause (A)(i), by striking ``auditors and 
        examiners'' and inserting ``and fix the compensation of 
        such auditors and examiners as may be necessary''; and
            (2) by inserting at the end of subparagraph (E) the 
        following new subparagraph:
                    ``(F) Compensation of auditors and 
                examiners.--
                            ``(i) Rates of pay.--Rates of basic 
                        pay for all auditors and examiners 
                        appointed pursuant to subparagraph (A) 
                        may be set and adjusted by the 
                        Secretary of the Treasury without 
                        regard to the provisions of chapter 51 
                        or subchapter III of chapter 53 of 
                        title 5, United States Code.
                            ``(ii) Comparability.--
                                    ``(I) In general.--Subject 
                                to section 5373 of title 5, 
                                United States Code, the 
                                Secretary of the Treasury may 
                                provide additional compensation 
                                and benefits to auditors and 
                                examiners appointed pursuant to 
                                subparagraph (A) if the same 
                                type of compensation or 
                                benefits are then being 
                                provided by any agency referred 
                                to in section 1206 of the 
                                Financial Institutions Reform, 
                                Recovery, and Enforcement Act 
                                of 1989 (12 U.S.C. 1833b) or, 
                                if not then being provided, 
                                could be provided by such an 
                                agency under applicable 
                                provisions of law, rule, or 
                                regulation.
                                    ``(II) Consultation.--In 
                                setting and adjusting the total 
                                amount of compensation and 
                                benefits for auditors and 
                                examiners appointed pursuant to 
                                subparagraph (A), the Secretary 
                                of the Treasury shall consult 
                                with, and seek to maintain 
                                comparability with, the 
                                agencies referred to in section 
                                1206 of the Financial 
                                Institutions Reform, Recovery, 
                                and Enforcement Act of 1989 (12 
                                U.S.C. 1833b).''.
    Sec. 310. Section 117(i) of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational 
and Technical Education Act of 1998 (20 U.S.C. 2327(i)) is 
amended by inserting ``such sums as may be necessary for'' 
before ``each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years.''.
    Sec. 311. Section 432(m)(1) of the Higher Education Act of 
1965 (20 U.S.C. 1082(m)(1)) is amended--
            (1) by striking clause (iv) of subparagraph (D); 
        and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new 
        subparagraph:
                    ``(E) Perfection of security interests in 
                student loans.--
                            ``(i) In general.--Notwithstanding 
                        the provisions of any State law to the 
                        contrary, including the Uniform 
                        Commercial Code as in effect in any 
                        State, a security interest in loans 
                        made under this part, on behalf of any 
                        eligible lender (as defined in section 
                        435(d)) shall attach, be perfected, and 
                        be assigned priority in the manner 
                        provided by the applicable State's law 
                        for perfection of security interests in 
                        accounts, as such law may be amended 
                        from time to time (including applicable 
                        transition provisions). If any such 
                        State's law provides for a statutory 
                        lien to be created in such loans, such 
                        statutory lien may be created by the 
                        entity or entities governed by such 
                        State law in accordance with the 
                        applicable statutory provisions that 
                        created such a statutory lien.
                            ``(ii) Collateral description.--In 
                        addition to any other method for 
                        describing collateral in a legally 
                        sufficient manner permitted under the 
                        laws of the State, the description of 
                        collateral in any financing statement 
                        filed pursuant to this subparagraph 
                        shall be deemed legally sufficient if 
                        it lists such loans, or refers to 
                        records (identifying such loans) 
                        retained by the secured party or any 
                        designee of the secured party 
                        identified in such financing statement, 
                        including the debtor or any loan 
                        servicer.
                            ``(iii) Sales.--Notwithstanding 
                        clauses (i) and (ii) and any provisions 
                        of any State law to the contrary, other 
                        than any such State's law providing for 
                        creation of a statutory lien, an 
                        outright sale of loans made under this 
                        part shall be effective and perfected 
                        automatically upon attachment as 
                        defined in the Uniform Commercial Code 
                        of such State.''.
    Sec. 312. Section 435(a)(5) of the Higher Education Act of 
1965 (20 U.S.C. 1085(a)(5)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A)(i), by striking ``July 1, 
        2002,'' and inserting ``July 1, 2004,'';
            (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``1999, 2000, 
        and 2001'' and inserting ``1999 through 2003''.
    Sec. 313. From the amounts made available for the ``Fund 
for the Improvement of Education'' under the heading 
``Education Research, Statistics, and Improvement'', 
$10,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be 
available to the Secretary of Education to be transferred to 
the Secretary of the Interior for an award to the National 
Constitution Center for construction activities authorized 
under Public Law 100-433.
    Sec. 314. Section 4116(b)(4) of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 is amended by striking 
subparagraph (D) and inserting in lieu thereof: ``(D) the 
development and implementation of character education and 
training programs that reflect the values of parents, teachers, 
and local communities, and incorporate elements of good 
character, including honesty, citizenship, courage, justice, 
respect, personal responsibility, and trustworthiness; and''.
    Sec. 315. The Secretary of Education shall review the 
nursing program operated by Graceland University in Lamoni, 
Iowa, and may exercise the waiver authority provided in section 
102(a)(3)(B) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, without 
regard to the provisions of 34 CFR 600.7(b)(3)(ii), if the 
Secretary determines that such a waiver is appropriate.
    Sec. 316. Section 415 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 
is amended--
            (1) in section 415A(a)(2), by striking ``section 
        415F'' and inserting ``section 415E'';
            (2) in section 415E, by striking 415E(c) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof the following:
    ``(c) Authorized Activities.--Each State receiving a grant 
under this section may use the grant funds for--
            ``(1) making awards that--
                    ``(A) supplement grants received under 
                section 415C(b)(2) by eligible students who 
                demonstrate financial need; or
                    ``(B) provide grants under section 
                415C(b)(2) to additional eligible students who 
                demonstrate financial need;
            ``(2) providing scholarships for eligible 
        students--
                    ``(A) who demonstrate financial need; and
                    ``(B) who--
                            ``(i) desire to enter a program of 
                        study leading to a career in--
                                    ``(I) information 
                                technology;
                                    ``(II) mathematics, 
                                computer science, or 
                                engineering;
                                    ``(III) teaching; or
                                    ``(IV) another field 
                                determined by the State to be 
                                critical to the State's 
                                workforce needs; or
                            ``(ii) demonstrate merit or 
                        academic achievement; and
            ``(3) making awards that--
                    ``(A) supplement community service work-
                study awards received under section 415C(b)(2) 
                by eligible students who demonstrate financial 
                need; or
                    ``(B) provide community service work-study 
                awards under section 415C(b)(2) to additional 
                eligible students who demonstrate financial 
                need.''.
            (3) in section 415E, adding at the end the 
        following new subsections:
    ``(f) Special Rule.--Notwithstanding subsection (d), for 
purposes of determining a State's share of the cost of the 
authorized activities described in subsection (c), the State 
shall consider only those expenditures from non-Federal sources 
that exceed its total expenditures for need-based grants, 
scholarships, and work-study assistance for fiscal year 1999 
(including any such assistance provided under this subpart).
    ``(g) Use of Funds for Administrative Costs Prohibited.--A 
State receiving a grant under this section shall not use any of 
the grant funds to pay administrative costs associated with any 
of the authorized activities described in subsection (c).''.
    Sec. 317. (a) Section 402D of the Higher Education Act of 
1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a-14) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection 
        (d); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following 
        new subsection:
    ``(c) Special Rule.--
            ``(1) Use for student aid.--A recipient of a grant 
        that undertakes any of the permissible services 
        identified in subsection (b) may, in addition, use such 
        funds to provide grant aid to students. A grant 
        provided under this paragraph shall not exceed the 
        maximum appropriated Pell Grant or, be less than the 
        minimum appropriated Pell Grant, for the current 
        academic year. In making grants to students under this 
        subsection, an institution shall ensure that adequate 
        consultation takes place between the student support 
        service program office and the institution's financial 
        aid office.
            ``(2) Eligible students.--For purposes of receiving 
        grant aid under this subsection, eligible students 
        shall be current participants in the student support 
        services program offered by the institution and be--
                    ``(A) students who are in their first 2 
                years of postsecondary education and who are 
                receiving Federal Pell Grants under subpart 1; 
                or
                    ``(B) students who have completed their 
                first 2 years of postsecondary education and 
                who are receiving Federal Pell Grants under 
                subpart 1 if the institution demonstrates to 
                the satisfaction of the Secretary that--
                            ``(i) these students are at high 
                        risk of dropping out; and
                            ``(ii) it will first meet the needs 
                        of all its eligible first- and second-
                        year students for services under this 
                        paragraph.
            ``(3) Determination of need.--A grant provided to a 
        student under paragraph (1) shall not be considered in 
        determining that student's need for grant or work 
        assistance under this title, except that in no case 
        shall the total amount of student financial assistance 
        awarded to a student under this title exceed that 
        student's cost of attendance, as defined in section 
        472.
            ``(4) Matching required.--A recipient of a grant 
        who uses such funds for the purpose described in 
        paragraph (1) shall match the funds used for such 
        purpose, in cash, from non-Federal funds, in an amount 
        that is not less than 33 percent of the total amount of 
        funds used for that purpose. This paragraph shall not 
        apply to any grant recipient that is an institution of 
        higher education eligible to receive funds under part A 
        or B of title III or title V.
            ``(5) Reservation.--In no event may a recipient use 
        more than 20 percent of the funds received under this 
        section for grant aid.
            ``(6) Supplement, not supplant.--Funds received by 
        a grant recipient that are used under this subsection 
        shall be used to supplement, and not supplant, non-
        Federal funds expended for student support services 
        programs.''.
    (b) The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with 
respect to student support services grants awarded on or after 
the date of enactment of this Act.
    Sec. 318. (a) Subparagraph (B) of section 427A(c)(4) of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1077a(c)(4)) is amended 
to read as follows:
                    ``(B)(i) For any 12-month period beginning 
                on July 1 and ending on or before June 30, 
                2001, the rate determined under this 
                subparagraph is determined on the preceding 
                June 1 and is equal to--
                            ``(I) the bond equivalent rate of 
                        52-week Treasury bills auctioned at the 
                        final auction held prior to such June 
                        1; plus
                            ``(II) 3.25 percent.
                    ``(ii) For any 12-month period beginning on 
                July 1 of 2001 or any succeeding year, the rate 
                determined under this subparagraph is 
                determined on the preceding June 26 and is 
                equal to--
                            ``(I) the weekly average 1-year 
                        constant maturity Treasury yield, as 
                        published by the Board of Governors of 
                        the Federal Reserve System, for the 
                        last calendar week ending on or before 
                        such June 26; plus
                            ``(II) 3.25 percent.''.
    (b) Subparagraph (A) of section 455(b)(4) of such Act (20 
U.S.C. 1087e(b)(4)) is amended to read as follows:
                    ``(A)(i) For Federal Direct PLUS Loans for 
                which the first disbursement is made on or 
                after July 1, 1994, the applicable rate of 
                interest shall, during any 12-month period 
                beginning on July 1 and ending on or before 
                June 30, 2001, be determined on the preceding 
                June 1 and be equal to--
                            ``(I) the bond equivalent rate of 
                        52-week Treasury bills auctioned at 
                        final auction held prior to such June 
                        1; plus
                            ``(II) 3.1 percent,
                except that such rate shall not exceed 9 
                percent.
                    ``(ii) For any 12-month period beginning on 
                July 1 of 2001 or any succeeding year, the 
                applicable rate of interest determined under 
                this subparagraph shall be determined on the 
                preceding June 26 and be equal to--
                            ``(I) the weekly average 1-year 
                        constant maturity Treasury yield, as 
                        published by the Board of Governors of 
                        the Federal Reserve System, for the 
                        last calendar week ending on or before 
                        such June 26; plus
                            ``(II) 3.1 percent,
                except that such rate shall not exceed 9 
                percent.''.
    Sec. 319. Section 1543 of the Higher Education Amendments 
of 1992 (20 U.S.C. 1070 note) is amended by adding at the end 
the following new subsection:
    ``(e) Designation.--Scholarships awarded under this section 
shall be known as `B. J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships'.''.
    Sec. 320. (a) Subject to subsection (c), the Secretary of 
Education shall release the reversionary interests that were 
retained by the United States, as part of the conveyance of 
certain real property situated in the County of Marin, State of 
California, in an April 3, 1978 Quitclaim Deed, which was filed 
for record on June 5, 1978, in Book 3384, at page 33, of the 
official Records of Marin County, California.
    (b) The Secretary shall execute the release of the 
reversionary interests under subsection (a) without 
consideration.
    (c) The Secretary shall execute and file in the appropriate 
office or offices a deed of release, amended deed, or other 
appropriate instruments effectuating the release of the 
reversionary interests under subsection (a). In all other 
respects the provisions of the April 3, 1978 Quitclaim Deed 
shall remain intact.
    Sec. 321. (a) Grants to Native American Schools and State 
Educational Agencies.--
            (1) Allocation of funds.--Of the amount made 
        available under the heading ``School improvement 
        programs'' for grants made in accordance with this 
        section for school repair and renovation, activities 
        under part B of the Individuals with Disabilities 
        Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1411 et seq.), and technology 
        activities, the Secretary of Education shall allocate--
                    (A) $75,000,000 for grants to impacted 
                local educational agencies (as defined in 
                paragraph (3)) for school repair, renovation, 
                and construction;
                    (B) $3,250,000 for grants to outlying areas 
                for school repair and renovation in high-need 
                schools and communities, allocated on such 
                basis, and subject to such terms and 
                conditions, as the Secretary determines 
                appropriate;
                    (C) $25,000,000 for grants to public 
                entities, private nonprofit entities, and 
                consortia of such entities, for use in 
                accordance with subpart 2 of part C of title X 
                of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
                of 1965; and
                    (D) the remainder to State educational 
                agencies in proportion to the amount each State 
                received under part A of title I of the 
                Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 
                (20 U.S.C. 6311 et seq.) for fiscal year 2000, 
                except that no State shall receive less than 
                0.5 percent of the amount allocated under this 
                subparagraph.
            (2) Determination of grant amount.--
                    (A) Determination of weighted student 
                units.--For purposes of computing the grant 
                amounts under paragraph (1)(A) for fiscal year 
                2001, the Secretary shall determine the results 
                obtained by the computation made under section 
                8003 of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
                Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7703) with respect to 
                children described in subsection (a)(1)(C) of 
                such section and computed under subsection 
                (a)(2)(B) of such section for such year--
                            (i) for each impacted local 
                        educational agency that receives funds 
                        under this section; and
                            (ii) for all such agencies 
                        together.
                    (B) Computation of payment.--For fiscal 
                year 2001, the Secretary shall calculate the 
                amount of a grant to an impacted local 
                educational agency by--
                            (i) dividing the amount described 
                        in paragraph (1)(A) by the results of 
                        the computation described in 
                        subparagraph (A)(ii); and
                            (ii) multiplying the number derived 
                        under clause (i) by the results of the 
                        computation described in subparagraph 
                        (A)(i) for such agency.
            (3) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the 
        term ``impacted local educational agency'' means, for 
        fiscal year 2001--
                    (A) a local educational agency that 
                receives a basic support payment under section 
                8003(b) of the Elementary and Secondary 
                Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7703(b)) for 
                such fiscal year; and
                    (B) with respect to which the number of 
                children determined under section 8003(a)(1)(C) 
                of such Act for the preceding school year 
                constitutes at least 50 percent of the total 
                student enrollment in the schools of the agency 
                during such school year.
    (b) Within-State Allocations.--
            (1) Administrative costs.--
                    (A) State educational agency 
                administration.--Except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), each State educational agency 
                may reserve not more than 1 percent of its 
                allocation under subsection (a)(1)(D) for the 
                purpose of administering the distribution of 
                grants under this subsection.
                    (B) State entity administration.--If the 
                State educational agency transfers funds to a 
                State entity described in paragraph (2)(A), the 
                agency shall transfer to such entity 0.75 of 
                the amount reserved under this paragraph for 
                the purpose of administering the distribution 
                of grants under this subsection.
            (2) Reservation for competitive school repair and 
        renovation grants to local educational agencies.--
                    (A) In general.--Subject to the reservation 
                under paragraph (1), of the funds allocated to 
                a State educational agency under subsection 
                (a)(1)(D), the State educational agency shall 
                distribute 75 percent of such funds to local 
                educational agencies or, if such State 
                educational agency is not responsible for the 
                financing of education facilities, the agency 
                shall transfer such funds to the State entity 
                responsible for the financing of education 
                facilities (referred to in this section as the 
                ``State entity'') for distribution by such 
                entity to local educational agencies in 
                accordance with this paragraph, to be used, 
                consistent with subsection (c), for school 
                repair and renovation.
                    (B) Competitive grants to local educational 
                agencies.--
                            (i) In general.--The State 
                        educational agency or State entity 
                        shall carry out a program of 
                        competitive grants to local educational 
                        agencies for the purpose described in 
                        subparagraph (A). Of the total amount 
                        available for distribution to such 
                        agencies under this paragraph, the 
                        State educational agency or State 
                        entity, shall, in carrying out the 
                        competition--
                                    (I) award to high poverty 
                                local educational agencies 
                                described in clause (ii), in 
                                the aggregate, at least an 
                                amount which bears the same 
                                relationship to such total 
                                amount as the aggregate amount 
                                such local educational agencies 
                                received under part A of title 
                                I of the Elementary and 
                                Secondary Education Act of 1965 
                                for fiscal year 2000 bears to 
                                the aggregate amount received 
                                for such fiscal year under such 
                                part by all local educational 
                                agencies in the State;
                                    (II) award to rural local 
                                educational agencies in the 
                                State, in the aggregate, at 
                                least an amount which bears the 
                                same relationship to such total 
                                amount as the aggregate amount 
                                such rural local educational 
                                agencies received under part A 
                                of title I of the Elementary 
                                and Secondary Education Act of 
                                1965 for fiscal year 2000 bears 
                                to the aggregate amount 
                                received for such fiscal year 
                                under such part by all local 
                                educational agencies in the 
                                State; and
                                    (III) award the remaining 
                                funds to local educational 
                                agencies not receiving an award 
                                under subclause (I) or (II), 
                                including high poverty and 
                                rural local educational 
                                agencies that did not receive 
                                such an award.
                            (ii) High poverty local educational 
                        agencies.--A local educational agency 
                        is described in this clause if--
                                    (I) the percentage 
                                described in subparagraph 
                                (C)(i) with respect to the 
                                agency is 30 percent or 
                                greater; or
                                    (II) the number of children 
                                described in such subparagraph 
                                with respect to the agency is 
                                at least 10,000.
                    (C) Criteria for awarding grants.--In 
                awarding competitive grants under this 
                paragraph, a State educational agency or State 
                entity shall take into account the following 
                criteria:
                            (i) The percentage of poor children 
                        5 to 17 years of age, inclusive, in a 
                        local educational agency.
                            (ii) The need of a local 
                        educational agency for school repair 
                        and renovation, as demonstrated by the 
                        condition of its public school 
                        facilities.
                            (iii) The fiscal capacity of a 
                        local educational agency to meet its 
                        needs for repair and renovation of 
                        public school facilities without 
                        assistance under this section, 
                        including its ability to raise funds 
                        through the use of local bonding 
                        capacity and otherwise.
                            (iv) In the case of a local 
                        educational agency that proposes to 
                        fund a repair or renovation project for 
                        a charter school or schools, the extent 
                        to which the school or schools have 
                        access to funding for the project 
                        through the financing methods available 
                        to other public schools or local 
                        educational agencies in the State.
                            (v) The likelihood that the local 
                        educational agency will maintain, in 
                        good condition, any facility whose 
                        repair or renovation is assisted under 
                        this section.
                    (D) Possible matching requirement.--
                            (i) In general.--A State 
                        educational agency or State entity may 
                        require local educational agencies to 
                        match funds awarded under this 
                        subsection.
                            (ii) Match amount.--The amount of a 
                        match described in clause (i) may be 
                        established by using a sliding scale 
                        that takes into account the relative 
                        poverty of the population served by the 
                        local educational agency.
            (3) Reservation for competitive idea or technology 
        grants to local educational agencies.--
                    (A) In general.--Subject to the reservation 
                under paragraph (1), of the funds allocated to 
                a State educational agency under subsection 
                (a)(1)(D), the State educational agency shall 
                distribute 25 percent of such funds to local 
                educational agencies through competitive grant 
                processes, to be used for the following:
                            (i) To carry out activities under 
                        part B of the Individuals with 
                        Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 
                        1411 et seq.).
                            (ii) For technology activities that 
                        are carried out in connection with 
                        school repair and renovation, 
                        including--
                                    (I) wiring;
                                    (II) acquiring hardware and 
                                software;
                                    (III) acquiring 
                                connectivity linkages and 
                                resources; and
                                    (IV) acquiring microwave, 
                                fiber optics, cable, and 
                                satellite transmission 
                                equipment.
                    (B) Criteria for awarding idea grants.--In 
                awarding competitive grants under subparagraph 
                (A) to be used to carry out activities under 
                part B of the Individuals with Disabilities 
                Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1411 et seq.), a State 
                educational agency shall take into account the 
                following criteria:
                            (i) The need of a local educational 
                        agency for additional funds for a 
                        student whose individually allocable 
                        cost for expenses related to the 
                        Individuals with Disabilities Education 
                        Act substantially exceeds the State's 
                        average per-pupil expenditure (as 
                        defined in section 14101(2) of the 
                        Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
                        of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801(2))).
                            (ii) The need of a local 
                        educational agency for additional funds 
                        for special education and related 
                        services under part B of the 
                        Individuals with Disabilities Education 
                        Act (20 U.S.C. 1411 et seq.).
                            (iii) The need of a local 
                        educational agency for additional funds 
                        for assistive technology devices (as 
                        defined in section 602 of the 
                        Individuals with Disabilities Education 
                        Act (20 U.S.C. 1401)) or assistive 
                        technology services (as so defined) for 
                        children being served under part B of 
                        the Individuals with Disabilities 
                        Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1411 et seq.).
                            (iv) The need of a local 
                        educational agency for additional funds 
                        for activities under part B of the 
                        Individuals with Disabilities Education 
                        Act (20 U.S.C. 1411 et seq.) in order 
                        for children with disabilities to make 
                        progress toward meeting the performance 
                        goals and indicators established by the 
                        State under section 612(a)(16) of such 
                        Act (20 U.S.C. 1412).
                    (C) Criteria for awarding technology 
                grants.--In awarding competitive grants under 
                subparagraph (A) to be used for technology 
                activities that are carried out in connection 
                with school repair and renovation, a State 
                educational agency shall take into account the 
                need of a local educational agency for 
                additional funds for such activities, including 
                the need for the activities described in 
                subclauses (I) through (IV) of subparagraph 
                (A)(ii).
    (c) Rules Applicable to School Repair and Renovation.--With 
respect to funds made available under this section that are 
used for school repair and renovation, the following rules 
shall apply:
            (1) Permissible uses of funds.--School repair and 
        renovation shall be limited to one or more of the 
        following:
                    (A) Emergency repairs or renovations to 
                public school facilities only to ensure the 
                health and safety of students and staff, 
                including--
                            (i) repairing, replacing, or 
                        installing roofs, electrical wiring, 
                        plumbing systems, or sewage systems;
                            (ii) repairing, replacing, or 
                        installing heating, ventilation, or air 
                        conditioning systems (including 
                        insulation); and
                            (iii) bringing public schools into 
                        compliance with fire and safety codes.
                    (B) School facilities modifications 
                necessary to render public school facilities 
                accessible in order to comply with the 
                Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 
                U.S.C. 12101 et seq.).
                    (C) School facilities modifications 
                necessary to render public school facilities 
                accessible in order to comply with section 504 
                of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 
                794).
                    (D) Asbestos abatement or removal from 
                public school facilities.
                    (E) Renovation, repair, and acquisition 
                needs related to the building infrastructure of 
                a charter school.
            (2) Impermissible uses of funds.--No funds received 
        under this section may be used for--
                    (A) payment of maintenance costs in 
                connection with any projects constructed in 
                whole or part with Federal funds provided under 
                this section;
                    (B) the construction of new facilities, 
                except for facilities for an impacted local 
                educational agency (as defined in subsection 
                (a)(3)); or
                    (C) stadiums or other facilities primarily 
                used for athletic contests or exhibitions or 
                other events for which admission is charged to 
                the general public.
            (3) Charter schools.--A public charter school that 
        constitutes a local educational agency under State law 
        shall be eligible for assistance under the same terms 
        and conditions as any other local educational agency 
        (as defined in section 14101(18) of the Elementary and 
        Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801(18))).
            (4) Supplement, not supplant.--Excluding the uses 
        described in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph 
        (1), a local educational agency shall use Federal funds 
        subject to this subsection only to supplement the 
        amount of funds that would, in the absence of such 
        Federal funds, be made available from non-Federal 
        sources for school repair and renovation.
    (d) Special Rule.--Each local educational agency that 
receives funds under this section shall ensure that, if it 
carries out repair or renovation through a contract, any such 
contract process ensures the maximum number of qualified 
bidders, including small, minority, and women-owned businesses, 
through full and open competition.
    (e) Public Comment.--Each local educational agency 
receiving funds under paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (b)--
            (1) shall provide parents, educators, and all other 
        interested members of the community the opportunity to 
        consult on the use of funds received under such 
        paragraph;
            (2) shall provide the public with adequate and 
        efficient notice of the opportunity described in 
        paragraph (1) in a widely read and distributed medium; 
        and
            (3) shall provide the opportunity described in 
        paragraph (1) in accordance with any applicable State 
        and local law specifying how the comments may be 
        received and how the comments may be reviewed by any 
        member of the public.
    (f) Reporting.--
            (1) Local reporting.--Each local educational agency 
        receiving funds under subsection (a)(1)(D) shall submit 
        a report to the State educational agency, at such time 
        as the State educational agency may require, describing 
        the use of such funds for--
                    (A) school repair and renovation (and 
                construction, in the case of an impacted local 
                educational agency (as defined in subsection 
                (a)(3)));
                    (B) activities under part B of the 
                Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 
                U.S.C. 1411 et seq.); and
                    (C) technology activities that are carried 
                out in connection with school repair and 
                renovation, including the activities described 
                in subclauses (I) through (IV) of subsection 
                (b)(3)(A)(ii).
            (2) State reporting.--Each State educational agency 
        shall submit to the Secretary of Education, not later 
        than December 31, 2002, a report on the use of funds 
        received under subsection (a)(1)(D) by local 
        educational agencies for--
                    (A) school repair and renovation (and 
                construction, in the case of an impacted local 
                educational agency (as defined in subsection 
                (a)(3)));
                    (B) activities under part B of the 
                Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 
                U.S.C. 1411 et seq.); and
                    (C) technology activities that are carried 
                out in connection with school repair and 
                renovation, including the activities described 
                in subclauses (I) through (IV) of subsection 
                (b)(3)(A)(ii).
            (3) Additional reports.--Each entity receiving 
        funds allocated under subsection (a)(1)(A) or (B) shall 
        submit to the Secretary, not later than December 31, 
        2002, a report on its uses of funds under this section, 
        in such form and containing such information as the 
        Secretary may require.
    (g) Applicability of Part B of IDEA.--If a local 
educational agency uses funds received under this section to 
carry out activities under part B of the Individuals with 
Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1411 et seq.), such part 
(including provisions respecting the participation of private 
school children), and any other provision of law that applies 
to such part, shall apply to such use.
    (h) Reallocation.--If a State educational agency does not 
apply for an allocation of funds under subsection (a)(1)(D) for 
fiscal year 2001, or does not use its entire allocation for 
such fiscal year, the Secretary may reallocate the amount of 
the State educational agency's allocation (or the remainder 
thereof, as the case may be) to the remaining State educational 
agencies in accordance with subsection (a)(1)(D).
    (i) Participation of Private Schools.--
            (1) In general.--Section 6402 of the Elementary and 
        Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7372) shall 
        apply to subsection (b)(2) in the same manner as it 
        applies to activities under title VI of such Act, 
        except that--
                    (A) such section shall not apply with 
                respect to the title to any real property 
                renovated or repaired with assistance provided 
                under this section;
                    (B) the term ``services'' as used in 
                section 6402 of such Act with respect to funds 
                under this section shall be provided only to 
                private, nonprofit elementary or secondary 
                schools with a rate of child poverty of at 
                least 40 percent and may include for purposes 
                of subsection (b)(2) only--
                            (i) modifications of school 
                        facilities necessary to meet the 
                        standards applicable to public schools 
                        under the Americans with Disabilities 
                        Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.);
                            (ii) modifications of school 
                        facilities necessary to meet the 
                        standards applicable to public schools 
                        under section 504 of the Rehabilitation 
                        Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794); and
                            (iii) asbestos abatement or removal 
                        from school facilities; and
                    (C) notwithstanding the requirements of 
                section 6402(b) of the Elementary and Secondary 
                Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7372(b)), 
                expenditures for services provided using funds 
                made available under subsection (b)(2) shall be 
                considered equal for purposes of such section 
                if the per-pupil expenditures for services 
                described in subparagraph (B) for students 
                enrolled in private nonprofit elementary and 
                secondary schools that have child poverty rates 
                of at least 40 percent are consistent with the 
                per-pupil expenditures under this section for 
                children enrolled in the public schools in the 
                school district of the local educational agency 
                receiving funds under this section.
            (2) Remaining funds.--If the expenditure for 
        services described in paragraph (1)(B) is less than the 
        amount calculated under paragraph (1)(C) because of 
        insufficient need for such services, the remainder 
        shall be available to the local educational agency for 
        renovation and repair of public school facilities.
            (3) Application.--If any provision of this section, 
        or the application thereof, to any person or 
        circumstances is judicially determined to be invalid, 
        the provisions of the remainder of the section and the 
        application to other persons or circumstances shall not 
        be affected thereby.
    (j) Definitions.--For purposes of this section:
            (1) Charter school.--The term ``charter school'' 
        has the meaning given such term in section 10310(1) of 
        the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 
        U.S.C. 8066(1)).
            (2) Elementary school.--The term ``elementary 
        school'' has the meaning given such term in section 
        14101(14) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
        of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801(14)).
            (3) Local educational agency.--The term ``local 
        educational agency'' has the meaning given such term in 
        subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 14101(18) of the 
        Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 
        U.S.C. 8801(18)).
            (4) Outlying area.--The term ``outlying area'' has 
        the meaning given such term in section 14101(21) of the 
        Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
        8801(21)).
            (5) Poor children and child poverty.--The terms 
        ``poor children'' and ``child poverty'' refer to 
        children 5 to 17 years of age, inclusive, who are from 
        families with incomes below the poverty line (as 
        defined by the Office of Management and Budget and 
        revised annually in accordance with section 673(2) of 
        the Community Services Block Grant (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)) 
        applicable to a family of the size involved for the 
        most recent fiscal year for which data satisfactory to 
        the Secretary are available.
            (6) Rural local educational agency.--The term 
        ``rural local educational agency'' means a local 
        educational agency that the State determines is located 
        in a rural area using objective data and a commonly 
        employed definition of the term ``rural''.
            (7) Secondary school.--The term ``secondary 
        school'' has the meaning given such term in section 
        14101(25) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
        of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801(25)).
            (8) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the 50 
        states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth 
        of Puerto Rico.
    Sec. 322. (a) Part C of title X of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8061 et seq.) is 
amended--
            (1) by inserting after the part heading the 
        following:

           ``Subpart 1--Basic Charter School Grant Program'';

        and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:

 ``Subpart 2--Credit Enhancement Initiatives To Assist Charter School 
           Facility Acquisition, Construction, and Renovation

``SEC. 10321. PURPOSE.

    ``The purpose of this subpart is to provide one-time grants 
to eligible entities to permit them to demonstrate innovative 
credit enhancement initiatives that assist charter schools to 
address the cost of acquiring, constructing, and renovating 
facilities.

``SEC. 10322. GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall use 100 percent of 
the amount available to carry out this subpart to award not 
less than 3 grants to eligible entities having applications 
approved under this subpart to demonstrate innovative methods 
of assisting charter schools to address the cost of acquiring, 
constructing, and renovating facilities by enhancing the 
availability of loans or bond financing.
    ``(b) Grantee Selection.--The Secretary shall evaluate each 
application submitted, and shall make a determination of which 
are sufficient to merit approval and which are not. The 
Secretary shall award at least one grant to an eligible entity 
described in section 10330(2)(A), at least one grant to an 
eligible entity described in section 10330(2)(B), and at least 
one grant to an eligible entity described in section 
10330(2)(C), if applications are submitted that permit the 
Secretary to do so without approving an application that is not 
of sufficient quality to merit approval.
    ``(c) Grant Characteristics.--Grants under this subpart 
shall be of a sufficient size, scope, and quality so as to 
ensure an effective demonstration of an innovative means of 
enhancing credit for the financing of charter school 
acquisition, construction, or renovation.
    ``(d) Special Rule.--In the event the Secretary determines 
that the funds available are insufficient to permit the 
Secretary to award not less than 3 grants in accordance with 
subsections (a) through (c), such 3-grant minimum and the 
second sentence of subsection (b) shall not apply, and the 
Secretary may determine the appropriate number of grants to be 
awarded in accordance with subsection (c).

``SEC. 10323. APPLICATIONS.

    ``(a) In General.--To receive a grant under this subpart, 
an eligible entity shall submit to the Secretary an application 
in such form as the Secretary may reasonably require.
    ``(b) Contents.--An application under subsection (a) shall 
contain--
            ``(1) a statement identifying the activities 
        proposed to be undertaken with funds received under 
        this subpart, including how the applicant will 
        determine which charter schools will receive 
        assistance, and how much and what types of assistance 
        charter schools will receive;
            ``(2) a description of the involvement of charter 
        schools in the application's development and the design 
        of the proposed activities;
            ``(3) a description of the applicant's expertise in 
        capital market financing;
            ``(4) a description of how the proposed activities 
        will leverage the maximum amount of private-sector 
        financing capital relative to the amount of government 
        funding used and otherwise enhance credit available to 
        charter schools;
            ``(5) a description of how the applicant possesses 
        sufficient expertise in education to evaluate the 
        likelihood of success of a charter school program for 
        which facilities financing is sought;
            ``(6) in the case of an application submitted by a 
        State governmental entity, a description of the actions 
        that the entity has taken, or will take, to ensure that 
        charter schools within the State receive the funding 
        they need to have adequate facilities; and
            ``(7) such other information as the Secretary may 
        reasonably require.

``SEC. 10324. CHARTER SCHOOL OBJECTIVES.

    ``An eligible entity receiving a grant under this subpart 
shall use the funds deposited in the reserve account 
established under section 10325(a) to assist one or more 
charter schools to access private sector capital to accomplish 
one or both of the following objectives:
            ``(1) The acquisition (by purchase, lease, 
        donation, or otherwise) of an interest (including an 
        interest held by a third party for the benefit of a 
        charter school) in improved or unimproved real property 
        that is necessary to commence or continue the operation 
        of a charter school.
            ``(2) The construction of new facilities, or the 
        renovation, repair, or alteration of existing 
        facilities, necessary to commence or continue the 
        operation of a charter school.

``SEC. 10325. RESERVE ACCOUNT.

    ``(a) Use of Funds.--To assist charter schools to 
accomplish the objectives described in section 10324, an 
eligible entity receiving a grant under this subpart shall, in 
accordance with State and local law, directly or indirectly, 
alone or in collaboration with others, deposit the funds 
received under this subpart (other than funds used for 
administrative costs in accordance with section 10326) in a 
reserve account established and maintained by the entity for 
this purpose. Amounts deposited in such account shall be used 
by the entity for one or more of the following purposes:
            ``(1) Guaranteeing, insuring, and reinsuring bonds, 
        notes, evidences of debt, loans, and interests therein, 
        the proceeds of which are used for an objective 
        described in section 10324.
            ``(2) Guaranteeing and insuring leases of personal 
        and real property for an objective described in section 
        10324.
            ``(3) Facilitating financing by identifying 
        potential lending sources, encouraging private lending, 
        and other similar activities that directly promote 
        lending to, or for the benefit of, charter schools.
            ``(4) Facilitating the issuance of bonds by charter 
        schools, or by other public entities for the benefit of 
        charter schools, by providing technical, 
        administrative, and other appropriate assistance 
        (including the recruitment of bond counsel, 
        underwriters, and potential investors and the 
        consolidation of multiple charter school projects 
        within a single bond issue).
    ``(b) Investment.--Funds received under this subpart and 
deposited in the reserve account shall be invested in 
obligations issued or guaranteed by the United States or a 
State, or in other similarly low-risk securities.
    ``(c) Reinvestment of Earnings.--Any earnings on funds 
received under this subpart shall be deposited in the reserve 
account established under subsection (a) and used in accordance 
with such subsection.

``SEC. 10326. LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS.

    ``An eligible entity may use not more than 0.25 percent of 
the funds received under this subpart for the administrative 
costs of carrying out its responsibilities under this subpart.

``SEC. 10327. AUDITS AND REPORTS.

    ``(a) Financial Record Maintenance and Audit.--The 
financial records of each eligible entity receiving a grant 
under this subpart shall be maintained in accordance with 
generally accepted accounting principles and shall be subject 
to an annual audit by an independent public accountant.
    ``(b) Reports.--
            ``(1) Grantee annual reports.--Each eligible entity 
        receiving a grant under this subpart annually shall 
        submit to the Secretary a report of its operations and 
        activities under this subpart.
            ``(2) Contents.--Each such annual report shall 
        include--
                    ``(A) a copy of the most recent financial 
                statements, and any accompanying opinion on 
                such statements, prepared by the independent 
                public accountant reviewing the financial 
                records of the eligible entity;
                    ``(B) a copy of any report made on an audit 
                of the financial records of the eligible entity 
                that was conducted under subsection (a) during 
                the reporting period;
                    ``(C) an evaluation by the eligible entity 
                of the effectiveness of its use of the Federal 
                funds provided under this subpart in leveraging 
                private funds;
                    ``(D) a listing and description of the 
                charter schools served during the reporting 
                period;
                    ``(E) a description of the activities 
                carried out by the eligible entity to assist 
                charter schools in meeting the objectives set 
                forth in section 10324; and
                    ``(F) a description of the characteristics 
                of lenders and other financial institutions 
                participating in the activities undertaken by 
                the eligible entity under this subpart during 
                the reporting period.
            ``(3) Secretarial report.--The Secretary shall 
        review the reports submitted under paragraph (1) and 
        shall provide a comprehensive annual report to the 
        Congress on the activities conducted under this 
        subpart.

``SEC. 10328. NO FULL FAITH AND CREDIT FOR GRANTEE OBLIGATIONS.

    ``No financial obligation of an eligible entity entered 
into pursuant to this subpart (such as an obligation under a 
guarantee, bond, note, evidence of debt, or loan) shall be an 
obligation of, or guaranteed in any respect by, the United 
States. The full faith and credit of the United States is not 
pledged to the payment of funds which may be required to be 
paid under any obligation made by an eligible entity pursuant 
to any provision of this subpart.

``SEC. 10329. RECOVERY OF FUNDS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary, in accordance with 
chapter 37 of title 31, United States Code, shall collect--
            ``(1) all of the funds in a reserve account 
        established by an eligible entity under section 
        10325(a) if the Secretary determines, not earlier than 
        2 years after the date on which the entity first 
        received funds under this subpart, that the entity has 
        failed to make substantial progress in carrying out the 
        purposes described in section 10325(a); or
            ``(2) all or a portion of the funds in a reserve 
        account established by an eligible entity under section 
        10325(a) if the Secretary determines that the eligible 
        entity has permanently ceased to use all or a portion 
        of the funds in such account to accomplish any purpose 
        described in section 10325(a).
    ``(b) Exercise of Authority.--The Secretary shall not 
exercise the authority provided in subsection (a) to collect 
from any eligible entity any funds that are being properly used 
to achieve one or more of the purposes described in section 
10325(a).
    ``(c) Procedures.--The provisions of sections 451, 452, and 
458 of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1234 et 
seq.) shall apply to the recovery of funds under subsection 
(a).
    ``(d) Construction.--This section shall not be construed to 
impair or affect the authority of the Secretary to recover 
funds under part D of the General Education Provisions Act (20 
U.S.C. 1234 et seq.).

``SEC. 10330. DEFINITIONS.

    ``In this subpart:
            ``(1) The term `charter school' has the meaning 
        given such term in section 10310.
            ``(2) The term `eligible entity' means--
                    ``(A) a public entity, such as a State or 
                local governmental entity;
                    ``(B) a private nonprofit entity; or
                    ``(C) a consortium of entities described in 
                subparagraphs (A) and (B).

``SEC. 10331. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ``For the purpose of carrying out this subpart, there are 
authorized to be appropriated $100,000,000 for fiscal year 
2001.''.
    (b) Part C of title X of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8061 et seq.) is amended in 
each of the following provisions by striking ``part'' each 
place such term appears and inserting ``subpart'':
            (1) Sections 10301 through 10305.
            (2) Section 10307.
            (3) Sections 10309 through 10311.
      Sec. 323. (a) Section 8003(b)(2)(F) of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7703(b)(2)(F)) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``the Secretary shall use'' and 
        inserting ``the Secretary--
                            ``(i) shall use'';
            (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting 
        ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(ii) except as provided in 
                        subparagraph (C)(i)(I), shall include 
                        all of the children described in 
                        subparagraphs (F) and (G) of subsection 
                        (a)(1) enrolled in schools of the local 
                        educational agency in determining (I) 
                        the eligibility of the agency for 
                        assistance under this paragraph, and 
                        (II) the amount of such assistance if 
                        the number of such children meet the 
                        requirements of subsection (a)(3).''.
    (b) Section 8003(b)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7703(b)(2)) is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
                    ``(G) Determination of average tax rates 
                for general fund purposes.--For the purpose of 
                determining average tax rates for general fund 
                purposes for local educational agencies in a 
                State under this paragraph (except under 
                subparagraph (C)(i)(II)(bb)), the Secretary 
                shall use either--
                            ``(i) the average tax rate for 
                        general fund purposes for comparable 
                        local educational agencies, as 
                        determined by the Secretary in 
                        regulations; or
                            ``(ii) the average tax rate of all 
                        the local educational agencies in the 
                        State.''.
    This title may be cited as the ``Department of Education 
Appropriations Act, 2001''.

                       TITLE IV--RELATED AGENCIES

                      Armed Forces Retirement Home

    For expenses necessary for the Armed Forces Retirement Home 
to operate and maintain the United States Soldiers' and 
Airmen's Home and the United States Naval Home, to be paid from 
funds available in the Armed Forces Retirement Home Trust Fund, 
$69,832,000, of which $9,832,000 shall remain available until 
expended for construction and renovation of the physical plants 
at the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home and the United 
States Naval Home: Provided, That, notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, a single contract or related contracts for 
development and construction, to include construction of a 
long-term care facility at the United States Naval Home, may be 
employed which collectively include the full scope of the 
project: Provided further, That the solicitation and contract 
shall contain the clause ``availability of funds'' found at 48 
CFR 52.232-18 and 252.232-7007, Limitation of Government 
Obligations.

             Corporation for National and Community Service


        domestic volunteer service programs, operating expenses


    For expenses necessary for the Corporation for National and 
Community Service to carry out the provisions of the Domestic 
Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended, $303,850,000: 
Provided, That none of the funds made available to the 
Corporation for National and Community Service in this Act for 
activities authorized by part E of title II of the Domestic 
Volunteer Service Act of 1973 shall be used to provide stipends 
or other monetary incentives to volunteers or volunteer leaders 
whose incomes exceed 125 percent of the national poverty level.

                  Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    For payment to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as 
authorized by the Communications Act of 1934, an amount which 
shall be available within limitations specified by that Act, 
for the fiscal year 2003, $365,000,000: Provided, That no funds 
made available to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by 
this Act shall be used to pay for receptions, parties, or 
similar forms of entertainment for Government officials or 
employees: Provided further, That none of the funds contained 
in this paragraph shall be available or used to aid or support 
any program or activity from which any person is excluded, or 
is denied benefits, or is discriminated against, on the basis 
of race, color, national origin, religion, or sex: Provided 
further, That in addition to the amounts provided above, 
$20,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for 
digitalization, pending enactment of authorizing legislation.

               Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary for the Federal Mediation and 
Conciliation Service to carry out the functions vested in it by 
the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 (29 U.S.C. 171-180, 
182-183), including hire of passenger motor vehicles; for 
expenses necessary for the Labor-Management Cooperation Act of 
1978 (29 U.S.C. 175a); and for expenses necessary for the 
Service to carry out the functions vested in it by the Civil 
Service Reform Act, Public Law 95-454 (5 U.S.C. ch. 71), 
$38,200,000, including $1,500,000, to remain available through 
September 30, 2002, for activities authorized by the Labor-
Management Cooperation Act of 1978 (29 U.S.C. 175a): Provided, 
That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, fees charged, up to full-
cost recovery, for special training activities and other 
conflict resolution services and technical assistance, 
including those provided to foreign governments and 
international organizations, and for arbitration services shall 
be credited to and merged with this account, and shall remain 
available until expended: Provided further, That fees for 
arbitration services shall be available only for education, 
training, and professional development of the agency workforce: 
Provided further, That the Director of the Service is 
authorized to accept and use on behalf of the United States 
gifts of services and real, personal, or other property in the 
aid of any projects or functions within the Director's 
jurisdiction.

            Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary for the Federal Mine Safety and 
Health Review Commission (30 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), $6,320,000.

                Institute of Museum and Library Services


         office of library services: grants and administration


    For carrying out subtitle B of the Museum and Library 
Services Act, $207,219,000: Provided, That of the amount 
provided, $1,000,000 shall be awarded to the National Museum of 
Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., $700,000 shall be 
awarded to the University of Idaho Institute for the Historic 
Study of Jazz, $2,600,000 shall be awarded to Southeast 
Missouri State University River Campus and Museum, $900,000 
shall be awarded to the Heritage Harbor Museum in Rhode Island, 
$500,000 shall be awarded to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, 
$576,000 shall be awarded to the Franklin Institute in 
Philadelphia, $925,000 shall be awarded to the Please Touch 
Museum, $250,000 shall be awarded to the Pittsburgh Children's 
Museum, $510,000 shall be awarded to the Temple University 
Library, $1,800,000 shall be awarded to Franklin Pierce College 
in New Hampshire, $500,000 shall be awarded to the Louisville 
Zoo in Kentucky, $150,000 shall be awarded to the Oregon 
Historical Society, $1,200,000 shall be awarded to the 
Mississippi River Museum and Discovery Center in Dubuque, Iowa, 
$650,000 shall be awarded to the Salisbury House Foundation in 
Des Moines, Iowa, $150,000 shall be awarded to the History 
Center for the Linn County Historical Museum in Iowa, 
$4,000,000 shall be awarded to the Newsline for the Blind, of 
which $100,000 shall be awarded to the Iowa Newsline for the 
Blind and $100,000 shall be awarded to the West Virginia 
Newsline for the Blind, $1,000,000 shall be awarded to the Clay 
Center for the Arts and Sciences, $650,000 shall be awarded to 
Bishops Museum in Hawaii, $500,000 shall be awarded to the 
Wisconsin Maritime Museum, $250,000 shall be awarded to the 
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, $400,000 shall be 
awarded to the Perkins Geology Museum at the University of 
Vermont, $400,000 shall be awarded to the Walt Whitman Cultural 
Arts Center in Camden, New Jersey, $400,000 shall be awarded to 
the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, New Jersey, 
$150,000 shall be awarded to the Ducktown Arts District in 
Atlantic City, New Jersey, $400,000 shall be awarded to the 
Lake Champlain Science Center in Vermont, $250,000 shall be 
awarded to the Foundation for the Arts, Music, and 
Entertainment of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc., $100,000 shall be 
awarded to Bryant College in Rhode Island, $120,000 shall be 
awarded to the Fenton Historical Museum of Jamestown, New York, 
$921,000 shall be awarded to the Mariners' Museum in Newport 
News, Virginia, $461,000 shall be awarded to DuPage County 
Children's Museum in Naperville, Illinois, $369,000 shall be 
awarded to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library in 
Cooperstown, New York, $92,000 shall be awarded to the City of 
Corona, Riverside, California, $6,000 shall be awarded to the 
City of Murrieta, California Public Library, $1,382,000 shall 
be awarded to the Sierra Madre, California Public Library, 
$23,000 shall be awarded to the Brooklyn Public Library in 
Brooklyn, New York, $46,000 shall be awarded to the New York 
Public Library Staten Island branch, $266,000 shall be awarded 
to the Edward H. Nabb Research Center at Salisbury State 
University in Salisbury, Maryland, $461,000 shall be awarded to 
Texas Tech University, $230,000 shall be awarded to the City of 
Ontario, California Public Library, $461,000 shall be awarded 
to the Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, 
$1,106,000 shall be awarded to Christopher Newport University 
in Newport News, Virginia, $128,000 shall be awarded to the 
Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York, 
$850,000 shall be awarded to the Children's Museum of Los 
Angeles, $43,000 shall be awarded to Sumter County Library in 
Sumter, South Carolina, $298,000 shall be awarded to Columbia 
College Center for Black Music Research in Chicago, Illinois, 
$723,000 shall be awarded to Old Sturbridge Village in 
Sturbridge, Massachusetts, $723,000 shall be awarded to New 
Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts, $298,000 shall be 
awarded to Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea in 
Connecticut, $468,000 shall be awarded to the City of Houston 
Public Library, $128,000 shall be awarded to the Roberson 
Museum and Science Center in Binghampton, New York, $850,000 
shall be awarded to Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College in 
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, $680,000 shall be awarded to 
AMISTAD Research Center at Tulane University, $2,125,000 shall 
be awarded to Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury, Connecticut, 
$213,000 shall be awarded to Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, 
Massachusetts, $128,000 shall be awarded to North Carolina 
Museum of Life and Science, $2,435,000 shall be awarded to New 
York Public Library, $85,000 shall be awarded to the New York 
Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York, $170,000 shall be awarded 
to George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, $425,000 shall 
be awarded to The National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 
$723,000 shall be awarded to the George C. Page Museum in Los 
Angeles, California, $461,000 shall be awarded to the Abraham 
Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and $410,000 shall be awarded 
to the AE Seaman Mineral Museum in Houghton, Michigan.

                  Medicare Payment Advisory Commission


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary to carry out section 1805 of the 
Social Security Act, $8,000,000, to be transferred to this 
appropriation from the Federal Hospital Insurance and the 
Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds.

        National Commission on Libraries and Information Science


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses for the National Commission on 
Libraries and Information Science, established by the Act of 
July 20, 1970 (Public Law 91-345, as amended), $1,495,000.

                     National Council on Disability


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary for the National Council on 
Disability as authorized by title IV of the Rehabilitation Act 
of 1973, as amended, $2,615,000.

                     National Education Goals Panel

    For expenses necessary for the National Education Goals 
Panel, as authorized by title II, part A of the Goals 2000: 
Educate America Act, $1,500,000.

                     National Labor Relations Board


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary for the National Labor Relations 
Board to carry out the functions vested in it by the Labor-
Management Relations Act, 1947, as amended (29 U.S.C. 141-167), 
and other laws, $216,438,000: Provided, That no part of this 
appropriation shall be available to organize or assist in 
organizing agricultural laborers or used in connection with 
investigations, hearings, directives, or orders concerning 
bargaining units composed of agricultural laborers as referred 
to in section 2(3) of the Act of July 5, 1935 (29 U.S.C. 152), 
and as amended by the Labor-Management Relations Act, 1947, as 
amended, and as defined in section 3(f) of the Act of June 25, 
1938 (29 U.S.C. 203), and including in said definition 
employees engaged in the maintenance and operation of ditches, 
canals, reservoirs, and waterways when maintained or operated 
on a mutual, nonprofit basis and at least 95 percent of the 
water stored or supplied thereby is used for farming purposes.

                        National Mediation Board


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the 
Railway Labor Act, as amended (45 U.S.C. 151-188), including 
emergency boards appointed by the President, $10,400,000.

            Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission


                         salaries and expenses


    For expenses necessary for the Occupational Safety and 
Health Review Commission (29 U.S.C. 661), $8,720,000.

                       Railroad Retirement Board


                     dual benefits payments account


    For payment to the Dual Benefits Payments Account, 
authorized under section 15(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act 
of 1974, $160,000,000, which shall include amounts becoming 
available in fiscal year 2001 pursuant to section 224(c)(1)(B) 
of Public Law 98-76; and in addition, an amount, not to exceed 
2 percent of the amount provided herein, shall be available 
proportional to the amount by which the product of recipients 
and the average benefit received exceeds $160,000,000: 
Provided, That the total amount provided herein shall be 
credited in 12 approximately equal amounts on the first day of 
each month in the fiscal year.


          federal payments to the railroad retirement accounts


    For payment to the accounts established in the Treasury for 
the payment of benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act for 
interest earned on unnegotiated checks, $150,000, to remain 
available through September 30, 2002, which shall be the 
maximum amount available for payment pursuant to section 417 of 
Public Law 98-76.


                      limitation on administration


    For necessary expenses for the Railroad Retirement Board 
for administration of the Railroad Retirement Act and the 
Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, $95,000,000, to be derived 
in such amounts as determined by the Board from the railroad 
retirement accounts and from moneys credited to the railroad 
unemployment insurance administration fund.


             limitation on the office of inspector general


    For expenses necessary for the Office of Inspector General 
for audit, investigatory and review activities, as authorized 
by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, not more than 
$5,700,000, to be derived from the railroad retirement accounts 
and railroad unemployment insurance account: Provided, That 
none of the funds made available in any other paragraph of this 
Act may be transferred to the Office; used to carry out any 
such transfer; used to provide any office space, equipment, 
office supplies, communications facilities or services, 
maintenance services, or administrative services for the 
Office; used to pay any salary, benefit, or award for any 
personnel of the Office; used to pay any other operating 
expense of the Office; or used to reimburse the Office for any 
service provided, or expense incurred, by the Office.

                     Social Security Administration


                payments to social security trust funds


    For payment to the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 
and the Federal Disability Insurance trust funds, as provided 
under sections 201(m), 228(g), and 1131(b)(2) of the Social 
Security Act, $20,400,000.


               special benefits for disabled coal miners


    For carrying out title IV of the Federal Mine Safety and 
Health Act of 1977, $365,748,000, to remain available until 
expended.
    For making, after July 31 of the current fiscal year, 
benefit payments to individuals under title IV of the Federal 
Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, for costs incurred in the 
current fiscal year, such amounts as may be necessary.
    For making benefit payments under title IV of the Federal 
Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 for the first quarter of 
fiscal year 2002, $114,000,000, to remain available until 
expended.


                  supplemental security income program


    For carrying out titles XI and XVI of the Social Security 
Act, section 401 of Public Law 92-603, section 212 of Public 
Law 93-66, as amended, and section 405 of Public Law 95-216, 
including payment to the Social Security trust funds for 
administrative expenses incurred pursuant to section 201(g)(1) 
of the Social Security Act, $23,043,000,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That any portion of the 
funds provided to a State in the current fiscal year and not 
obligated by the State during that year shall be returned to 
the Treasury.
    In addition, $210,000,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2002, for payment to the Social Security trust 
funds for administrative expenses for continuing disability 
reviews as authorized by section 103 of Public Law 104-121 and 
section 10203 of Public Law 105-33. The term ``continuing 
disability reviews'' means reviews and redeterminations as 
defined under section 201(g)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act, 
as amended.
    For making, after June 15 of the current fiscal year, 
benefit payments to individuals under title XVI of the Social 
Security Act, for unanticipated costs incurred for the current 
fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary.
    For making benefit payments under title XVI of the Social 
Security Act for the first quarter of fiscal year 2002, 
$10,470,000,000, to remain available until expended.


                 limitation on administrative expenses


    For necessary expenses, including the hire of two passenger 
motor vehicles, and not to exceed $10,000 for official 
reception and representation expenses, not more than 
$6,583,000,000 may be expended, as authorized by section 
201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act, from any one or all of 
the trust funds referred to therein: Provided, That not less 
than $1,800,000 shall be for the Social Security Advisory 
Board: Provided further, That unobligated balances at the end 
of fiscal year 2001 not needed for fiscal year 2001 shall 
remain available until expended to invest in the Social 
Security Administration information technology and 
telecommunications hardware and software infrastructure, 
including related equipment and non-payroll administrative 
expenses associated solely with this information technology and 
telecommunications infrastructure: Provided further, That 
reimbursement to the trust funds under this heading for 
expenditures for official time for employees of the Social 
Security Administration pursuant to section 7131 of title 5, 
United States Code, and for facilities or support services for 
labor organizations pursuant to policies, regulations, or 
procedures referred to in section 7135(b) of such title shall 
be made by the Secretary of the Treasury, with interest, from 
amounts in the general fund not otherwise appropriated, as soon 
as possible after such expenditures are made.
    From funds provided under the previous paragraph, 
notwithstanding the provision under this heading in Public Law 
106-113 regarding unobligated balances at the end of fiscal 
year 2000 not needed for such fiscal year, an amount not to 
exceed $50,000,000 from such unobligated balances shall, in 
addition to funding already available under this heading for 
fiscal year 2001, be available for necessary expenses.
    From funds provided under the first paragraph, not less 
than $200,000,000 shall be available for conducting continuing 
disability reviews.
    In addition to funding already available under this 
heading, and subject to the same terms and conditions, 
$450,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2002, for 
continuing disability reviews as authorized by section 103 of 
Public Law 104-121 and section 10203 of Public Law 105-33. The 
term ``continuing disability reviews'' means reviews and 
redeterminations as defined under section 201(g)(1)(A) of the 
Social Security Act, as amended.
    In addition, $91,000,000 to be derived from administration 
fees in excess of $5.00 per supplementary payment collected 
pursuant to section 1616(d) of the Social Security Act or 
section 212(b)(3) of Public Law 93-66, which shall remain 
available until expended. To the extent that the amounts 
collected pursuant to such section 1616(d) or 212(b)(3) in 
fiscal year 2001 exceed $91,000,000, the amounts shall be 
available in fiscal year 2002 only to the extent provided in 
advance in appropriations Acts.
    From funds previously appropriated for this purpose, any 
unobligated balances at the end of fiscal year 2000 shall be 
available to continue Federal-State partnerships which will 
evaluate means to promote Medicare buy-in programs targeted to 
elderly and disabled individuals under titles XVIII and XIX of 
the Social Security Act.
    From funds provided under the first paragraph, up to 
$6,000,000 shall be available for implementation, development, 
evaluation, and other costs associated with administration of 
section 302 of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives 
Improvement Act.


                      office of inspector general


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For expenses necessary for the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, as amended, $16,944,000, together with not to exceed 
$52,500,000, to be transferred and expended as authorized by 
section 201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act from the Federal 
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal 
Disability Insurance Trust Fund.
    In addition, an amount not to exceed 3 percent of the total 
provided in this appropriation may be transferred from the 
``Limitation on Administrative Expenses'', Social Security 
Administration, to be merged with this account, to be available 
for the time and purposes for which this account is available: 
Provided, That notice of such transfers shall be transmitted 
promptly to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and 
Senate.

                    United States Institute of Peace


                           operating expenses


    For necessary expenses of the United States Institute of 
Peace as authorized in the United States Institute of Peace 
Act, $15,000,000.

                      TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 501. The Secretaries of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education are authorized to transfer unexpended 
balances of prior appropriations to accounts corresponding to 
current appropriations provided in this Act: Provided, That 
such transferred balances are used for the same purpose, and 
for the same periods of time, for which they were originally 
appropriated.
    Sec. 502. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current 
fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.
    Sec. 503. (a) No part of any appropriation contained in 
this Act shall be used, other than for normal and recognized 
executive-legislative relationships, for publicity or 
propaganda purposes, for the preparation, distribution, or use 
of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, radio, television, 
or video presentation designed to support or defeat legislation 
pending before the Congress or any State legislature, except in 
presentation to the Congress or any State legislature itself.
    (b) No part of any appropriation contained in this Act 
shall be used to pay the salary or expenses of any grant or 
contract recipient, or agent acting for such recipient, related 
to any activity designed to influence legislation or 
appropriations pending before the Congress or any State 
legislature.
    Sec. 504. The Secretaries of Labor and Education are 
authorized to make available not to exceed $20,000 and $15,000, 
respectively, from funds available for salaries and expenses 
under titles I and III, respectively, for official reception 
and representation expenses; the Director of the Federal 
Mediation and Conciliation Service is authorized to make 
available for official reception and representation expenses 
not to exceed $2,500 from the funds available for ``Salaries 
and expenses, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service''; and 
the Chairman of the National Mediation Board is authorized to 
make available for official reception and representation 
expenses not to exceed $2,500 from funds available for 
``Salaries and expenses, National Mediation Board''.
    Sec. 505. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 
no funds appropriated under this Act shall be used to carry out 
any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the 
hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.
    Sec. 506. (a) It is the sense of the Congress that, to the 
greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products 
purchased with funds made available in this Act should be 
American-made.
    (b) In providing financial assistance to, or entering into 
any contract with, any entity using funds made available in 
this Act, the head of each Federal agency, to the greatest 
extent practicable, shall provide to such entity a notice 
describing the statement made in subsection (a) by the 
Congress.
    (c) If it has been finally determined by a court or Federal 
agency that any person intentionally affixed a label bearing a 
``Made in America'' inscription, or any inscription with the 
same meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the United 
States that is not made in the United States, the person shall 
be ineligible to receive any contract or subcontract made with 
funds made available in this Act, pursuant to the debarment, 
suspension, and ineligibility procedures described in sections 
9.400 through 9.409 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations.
    Sec. 507. When issuing statements, press releases, requests 
for proposals, bid solicitations and other documents describing 
projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal 
money, all grantees receiving Federal funds included in this 
Act, including but not limited to State and local governments 
and recipients of Federal research grants, shall clearly state: 
(1) the percentage of the total costs of the program or project 
which will be financed with Federal money; (2) the dollar 
amount of Federal funds for the project or program; and (3) 
percentage and dollar amount of the total costs of the project 
or program that will be financed by non-governmental sources.
    Sec. 508. (a) None of the funds appropriated under this 
Act, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are 
appropriated under this Act, shall be expended for any 
abortion.
    (b) None of the funds appropriated under this Act, and none 
of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are appropriated 
under this Act, shall be expended for health benefits coverage 
that includes coverage of abortion.
    (c) The term ``health benefits coverage'' means the package 
of services covered by a managed care provider or organization 
pursuant to a contract or other arrangement.
    Sec. 509. (a) The limitations established in the preceding 
section shall not apply to an abortion--
            (1) if the pregnancy is the result of an act of 
        rape or incest; or
            (2) in the case where a woman suffers from a 
        physical disorder, physical injury, or physical 
        illness, including a life-endangering physical 
        condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy 
        itself, that would, as certified by a physician, place 
        the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is 
        performed.
    (b) Nothing in the preceding section shall be construed as 
prohibiting the expenditure by a State, locality, entity, or 
private person of State, local, or private funds (other than a 
State's or locality's contribution of Medicaid matching funds).
    (c) Nothing in the preceding section shall be construed as 
restricting the ability of any managed care provider from 
offering abortion coverage or the ability of a State or 
locality to contract separately with such a provider for such 
coverage with State funds (other than a State's or locality's 
contribution of Medicaid matching funds).
    Sec. 510. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act 
may be used for--
            (1) the creation of a human embryo or embryos for 
        research purposes; or
            (2) research in which a human embryo or embryos are 
        destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of 
        injury or death greater than that allowed for research 
        on fetuses in utero under 45 CFR 46.208(a)(2) and 
        section 498(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 
        U.S.C. 289g(b)).
    (b) For purposes of this section, the term ``human embryo 
or embryos'' includes any organism, not protected as a human 
subject under 45 CFR 46 as of the date of the enactment of this 
Act, that is derived by fertilization, parthenogenesis, 
cloning, or any other means from one or more human gametes or 
human diploid cells.
    Sec. 511. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act 
may be used for any activity that promotes the legalization of 
any drug or other substance included in schedule I of the 
schedules of controlled substances established by section 202 
of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812).
    (b) The limitation in subsection (a) shall not apply when 
there is significant medical evidence of a therapeutic 
advantage to the use of such drug or other substance or that 
federally sponsored clinical trials are being conducted to 
determine therapeutic advantage.
    Sec. 512. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be obligated or expended to enter into or renew a contract with 
an entity if--
            (1) such entity is otherwise a contractor with the 
        United States and is subject to the requirement in 
        section 4212(d) of title 38, United States Code, 
        regarding submission of an annual report to the 
        Secretary of Labor concerning employment of certain 
        veterans; and
            (2) such entity has not submitted a report as 
        required by that section for the most recent year for 
        which such requirement was applicable to such entity.
    Sec. 513. (a) Section 403(a)(5)(H)(iii) of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 603(a)(5)(H)(iii)) is amended by 
striking ``2001'' and inserting ``2005''.
    (b) Section 403(a)(5)(H) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
603(a)(5)(G)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(iv) Interim report.--Not later 
                        than January 1, 2002, the Secretary 
                        shall submit to the Congress an interim 
                        report on the evaluations referred to 
                        in clause (i).''.
    Sec. 514. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used to promulgate or adopt any final standard under section 
1173(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d-2(b)) 
providing for, or providing for the assignment of, a unique 
health identifier for an individual (except in an individual's 
capacity as an employer or a health care provider), until 
legislation is enacted specifically approving the standard.
    Sec. 515. Section 410(b) of The Ticket to Work and Work 
Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-170) is 
amended by striking ``2009'' both places it appears and 
inserting ``2001''.
    Sec. 516. Part B of title III of the Public Health Services 
Act (42 U.S.C. 243 et seq.) is amended by inserting before 
section 318 the following section:


                         ``human papillomavirus


    ``Sec. 317P. (a) Surveillance.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary, acting through 
        the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall--
                    ``(A) enter into cooperative agreements 
                with States and other entities to conduct 
                sentinel surveillance or other special studies 
                that would determine the prevalence in various 
                age groups and populations of specific types of 
                human papillomavirus (referred to in this 
                section as `HPV') in different sites in various 
                regions of the United States, through 
                collection of special specimens for HPV using a 
                variety of laboratory-based testing and 
                diagnostic tools; and
                    ``(B) develop and analyze data from the HPV 
                sentinel surveillance system described in 
                subparagraph (A).
            ``(2) Report.--The Secretary shall make a progress 
        report to the Congress with respect to paragraph (1) no 
        later than one year after the effective date of this 
        section.
    ``(b) Prevention Activities; Education Program.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary, acting through 
        the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall 
        conduct prevention research on HPV, including--
                    ``(A) behavioral and other research on the 
                impact of HPV-related diagnosis on individuals;
                    ``(B) formative research to assist with the 
                development of educational messages and 
                information for the public, for patients, and 
                for their partners about HPV;
                    ``(C) surveys of physician and public 
                knowledge, attitudes, and practices about 
                genital HPV infection; and
                    ``(D) upon the completion of and based on 
                the findings under subparagraphs (A) through 
                (C), develop and disseminate educational 
                materials for the public and health care 
                providers regarding HPV and its impact and 
                prevention.
            ``(2) Report; final proposal.--The Secretary shall 
        make a progress report to the Congress with respect to 
        paragraph (1) not later than one year after the 
        effective date of this section, and shall develop a 
        final report not later than three years after such 
        effective date, including a detailed summary of the 
        significant findings and problems and the best 
        strategies to prevent future infections, based on 
        available science.
    ``(c) HPV Education and Prevention.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall prepare and 
        distribute educational materials for health care 
        providers and the public that include information on 
        HPV. Such materials shall address--
                    ``(A) modes of transmission;
                    ``(B) consequences of infection, including 
                the link between HPV and cervical cancer;
                    ``(C) the available scientific evidence on 
                the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of 
                condoms in preventing infection with HPV; and
                    ``(D) the importance of regular Pap smears, 
                and other diagnostics for early intervention 
                and prevention of cervical cancer purposes in 
                preventing cervical cancer.
            ``(2) Medically accurate information.--Educational 
        material under paragraph (1), and all other relevant 
        educational and prevention materials prepared and 
        printed from this date forward for the public and 
        health care providers by the Secretary (including 
        materials prepared through the Food and Drug 
        Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and 
        Prevention, and the Health Resources and Services 
        Administration), or by contractors, grantees, or 
        subgrantees thereof, that are specifically designed to 
        address STDs including HPV shall contain medically 
        accurate information regarding the effectiveness or 
        lack of effectiveness of condoms in preventing the STD 
        the materials are designed to address. Such requirement 
        only applies to materials mass produced for the public 
        and health care providers, and not to routine 
        communications.''.

SEC. 4. LABELING OF CONDOMS.

      The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall 
reexamine existing condom labels that are authorized pursuant 
to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to determine 
whether the labels are medically accurate regarding the overall 
effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of condoms in preventing 
sexually transmitted diseases, including HPV.
    Sec. 517. Section 403(o) of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act (21 U.S.C. 343(o)) is repealed. Subsections (c) and (d) of 
section 4 of the Saccharin Study and Labeling Act are repealed.
    Sec. 518. (a) Title VIII of the Social Security Act is 
amended by inserting after section 810 (42 U.S.C. 1010) the 
following new section:

``SEC. 810A. OPTIONAL FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION OF STATE RECOGNITION 
                    PAYMENTS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Commissioner of Social Security may 
enter into an agreement with any State (or political 
subdivision thereof) that provides cash payments on a regular 
basis to individuals entitled to benefits under this title 
under which the Commissioner of Social Security shall make such 
payments on behalf of such State (or subdivision).
    ``(b) Agreement Terms.--
            ``(1) In general.--Such agreement shall include 
        such terms as the Commissioner of Social Security finds 
        necessary to achieve efficient and effective 
        administration of both this title and the State 
        program.
            ``(2) Financial terms.--Such agreement shall 
        provide for the State to pay the Commissioner of Social 
        Security, at such times and in such installments as the 
        parties may specify--
                    ``(A) an amount equal to the expenditures 
                made by the Commissioner of Social Security 
                pursuant to such agreement as payments to 
                individuals on behalf of such State; and
                    ``(B) an administration fee to reimburse 
                the administrative expenses incurred by the 
                Commissioner of Social Security in making 
                payments to individuals on behalf of the State.
    ``(c) Special Disposition of Administration Fees.--
Administration fees, upon collection, shall be credited to a 
special fund established in the Treasury of the United States 
for State recognition payments for certain World War II 
veterans. The amounts so credited, to the extent and in the 
amounts provided in advance in appropriations Acts, shall be 
available to defray expenses incurred in carrying out this 
title.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--
            (1) The Table of Contents of title VIII of the 
        Social Security Act is amended by inserting after 
        ``Sec. 810. Other administrative provisions.'' the 
        following:

``Sec. 810A. Optional federal administration of State recognition 
          payments.''.

            (2) Section 1129A(e) of the Social Security (42 
        U.S.C. 1320a-8a(e)) is amended--
                    (A) by inserting ``VIII or'' after 
                ``benefits under'';
                    (B) by inserting ``810A or'' after 
                ``agreement under section'';
                    (C) by inserting ``1010A or'' before 
                ``1382(e)(a)''; and
                    (D) by inserting ``, as the case may be'' 
                immediately before the period.
    Sec. 519. (a) In General.--Section 1612(a)(1) of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1382(a) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``but without 
        the application of section 210(j)(3)'' immediately 
        before the semicolon; and
            (2) in subparagraph (B), by--
                    (A) striking ``and the last'' and inserting 
                ``the last'', and
                    (B) inserting ``, and section 210(j)(3)'' 
                after ``subsection (a)''.
    Sec. 520. Amounts made available under this Act for the 
administrative and related expenses for departmental management 
for the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human 
Services, and the Department of Education shall be reduced on a 
pro rata basis by $25,000,000: Provided, That this provision 
shall not apply to the Food and Drug Administration and the 
Indian Health Service.

                   TITLE VI--ASSETS FOR INDEPENDENCE

SECTION 601. SHORT TITLE.

    That this title may be cited as the ``Assets for 
Independence Act Amendments of 2000''.

 SEC. 602. MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS UNAVAILABLE FOR EMERGENCY 
                    WITHDRAWALS.

    Section 404(5)(A)(v) of the Assets for Independence Act (42 
U.S.C. 604 note) is amended by striking ``, or enabling the 
eligible individual to make an emergency withdrawal''.

 SEC. 603. ADDITIONAL QUALIFIED ENTITIES.

    Section 404(7)(A) of the Assets for Independence Act (42 
U.S.C. 604 note) is amended--
            (1) in clause (i), by striking ``or'' at the end 
        thereof;
            (2) in clause (ii), by striking the period at the 
        end and inserting ``; or''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new clause:
                            ``(iii) an entity that--
                                    ``(I) is--
                                            ``(aa) a credit 
                                        union designated as a 
                                        low-income credit union 
                                        by the National Credit 
                                        Union Administration 
                                        (NCUA); or
                                            ``(bb) an 
                                        organization designated 
                                        as a community 
                                        development financial 
                                        institution by the 
                                        Secretary of the 
                                        Treasury (or the 
                                        Community Development 
                                        Financial Institutions 
                                        Fund); and
                                    ``(II) can demonstrate a 
                                collaborative relationship with 
                                a local community-based 
                                organization whose activities 
                                are designed to address poverty 
                                in the community and the needs 
                                of community members for 
                                economic independence and 
                                stability.''.

 SEC. 604. HOME PURCHASE COSTS.

    Section 404(8)(B)(i) of the Assets for Independence Act (42 
U.S.C. 604 note) is amended by striking ``100'' and inserting 
``120''.

SEC. 605. INCREASED SET-ASIDE FOR ECONOMIC LITERACY TRAINING AND 
                    ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS.

    Section 407(c)(3) of the Assets for Independence Act (42 
U.S.C. 604 note) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``9.5'' and inserting ``15''; and
            (2) by inserting after the first sentence the 
        following: ``Of the total amount specified in this 
        paragraph, not more than 7.5 percent shall be used for 
        administrative functions under paragraph (1)(C), 
        including program management, reporting requirements, 
        recruitment and enrollment of individuals, and 
        monitoring. The remainder of the total amount specified 
        in this paragraph (not including the amount specified 
        for use for the purposes described in paragraph (1)(D)) 
        shall be used for nonadministrative functions described 
        in paragraph (1)(A), including case management, 
        budgeting, economic literacy, and credit counseling. If 
        the cost of nonadministrative functions described in 
        paragraph (1)(A) is less than 5.5 percent of the total 
        amount specified in this paragraph, such excess funds 
        may be used for administrative functions.''.

SEC. 606. ALTERNATIVE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.

    Section 408(a)(1) of the Assets for Independence Act (42 
U.S.C. 604 note) is amended by striking ``does not exceed'' and 
inserting ``is equal to or less than 200 percent of the poverty 
line (as determined by the Office of Management and Budget) 
or''.

SEC. 607. REVISED ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT DEADLINE.

    (a) In General.--Section 412(c) of the Assets for 
Independence Act (42 U.S.C. 604 note) is amended by striking 
``calendar'' and inserting ``project''.
    (b) Transitional Deadline.--Notwithstanding the amendment 
made by subsection (a), the submission of the initial report of 
a qualified entity under section 412(c) shall not be required 
prior to the date that is 90 days after the date of enactment 
of this title.

SEC. 608. REVISED INTERIM EVALUATION REPORT DEADLINE.

    (a) In General.--Section 414(d)(1) of the Assets for 
Independence Act (42 U.S.C. 604 note) is amended by striking 
``calendar'' and inserting ``project''.
    (b) Transitional Deadline.--Notwithstanding the amendment 
made by subsection (a), the submission of the initial interim 
report of the Secretary under section 412(c) shall not be 
required prior to the date that is 90 days after the date of 
enactment of this title.

SEC. 609. INCREASED APPROPRIATIONS FOR EVALUATION EXPENSES.

    Subsection (e) of section 414 of the Assets for 
Independence Act (42 U.S.C. 604 note) is amended to read as 
follows:
    ``(e) Evaluation Expenses.--Of the amount appropriated 
under section 416 for a fiscal year, the Secretary may expend 
not more than $500,000 for such fiscal year to carry out the 
objectives of this section.''.

SEC. 610. NO REDUCTION IN BENEFITS.

    Section 415 of the Assets for Independence Act (42 U.S.C. 
604 note) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 415. NO REDUCTION IN BENEFITS.

    ``Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal law (other 
than the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) that requires 
consideration of 1 or more financial circumstances of an 
individual, for the purpose of determining eligibility to 
receive, or the amount of, any assistance or benefit authorized 
by such law to be provided to or for the benefit of such 
individual, funds (including interest accruing) in an 
individual development account under this Act shall be 
disregarded for such purpose with respect to any period during 
which such individual maintains or makes contributions into 
such an account.''.

             TITLE VII--PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR PROGRESS ACT

    Sec. 701. Physical Education for Progress. Title X of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8001 
et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

               ``PART L--PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR PROGRESS

``SEC. 10999A. SHORT TITLE.

    ``This part may be cited as the `Physical Education for 
Progress Act'.

``SEC. 10999B. PURPOSE.

    ``The purpose of this part is to award grants and contracts 
to local educational agencies to enable the local educational 
agencies to initiate, expand and improve physical education 
programs for all kindergarten through 12th grade students.

``SEC. 10999C. FINDINGS.

    ``Congress makes the following findings:
            ``(1) Physical education is essential to the 
        development of growing children.
            ``(2) Physical education helps improve the overall 
        health of children by improving their cardiovascular 
        endurance, muscular strength and power, and 
        flexibility, and by enhancing weight regulation, bone 
        development, posture, skillful moving, active lifestyle 
        habits, and constructive use of leisure time.
            ``(3) Physical education helps improve the self 
        esteem, interpersonal relationships, responsible 
        behavior, and independence of children.
            ``(4) Children who participate in high quality 
        daily physical education programs tend to be more 
        healthy and physically fit.
            ``(5) The percentage of young people who are 
        overweight has more than doubled in the 30 years 
        preceding 1999.
            ``(6) Low levels of activity contribute to the high 
        prevalence of obesity among children in the United 
        States.
            ``(7) Obesity related diseases cost the United 
        States economy more than $100,000,000,000 every year.
            ``(8) Inactivity and poor diet cause at least 
        300,000 deaths a year in the United States.
            ``(9) Physically fit adults have significantly 
        reduced risk factors for heart attacks and stroke.
            ``(10) Children are not as active as they should be 
        and fewer than 1 in 4 children get 20 minutes of 
        vigorous activity every day of the week.
            ``(11) The Surgeon General's 1996 Report on 
        Physical Activity and Health, and the Centers for 
        Disease Control and Prevention, recommend daily 
        physical education for all students in kindergarten 
        through grade 12.
            ``(12) Twelve years after Congress passed House 
        Concurrent Resolution 97, 100th Congress, agreed to 
        December 11, 1987, encouraging State and local 
        governments and local educational agencies to provide 
        high quality daily physical education programs for all 
        children in kindergarten through grade 12, little 
        progress has been made.
            ``(13) Every student in our Nation's schools, from 
        kindergarten through grade 12, should have the 
        opportunity to participate in quality physical 
        education. It is the unique role of quality physical 
        education programs to develop the health-related 
        fitness, physical competence, and cognitive 
        understanding about physical activity for all students 
        so that the students can adopt healthy and physically 
        active lifestyles.

``SEC. 10999D. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.

    ``The Secretary is authorized to award grants to, and enter 
into contracts with, local educational agencies to pay the 
Federal share of the costs of initiating, expanding, and 
improving physical education programs for kindergarten through 
grade 12 students by--
            ``(1) providing equipment and support to enable 
        students to actively participate in physical education 
        activities; and
            ``(2) providing funds for staff and teacher 
        training and education.

``SEC. 10999E. APPLICATIONS; PROGRAM ELEMENTS.

    ``(a) Applications.--Each local educational agency desiring 
a grant or contract under this part shall submit to the 
Secretary an application that contains a plan to initiate, 
expand, or improve physical education programs in the schools 
served by the agency in order to make progress toward meeting 
State standards for physical education.
    ``(b) Program Elements.--A physical education program 
described in any application submitted under subsection (a) may 
provide--
            ``(1) fitness education and assessment to help 
        children understand, improve, or maintain their 
        physical well-being;
            ``(2) instruction in a variety of motor skills and 
        physical activities designed to enhance the physical, 
        mental, and social or emotional development of every 
        child;
            ``(3) development of cognitive concepts about motor 
        skill and physical fitness that support a lifelong 
        healthy lifestyle;
            ``(4) opportunities to develop positive social and 
        cooperative skills through physical activity 
        participation;
            ``(5) instruction in healthy eating habits and good 
        nutrition; and
            ``(6) teachers of physical education the 
        opportunity for professional development to stay 
        abreast of the latest research, issues, and trends in 
        the field of physical education.
    ``(c) Special Rule.--For the purpose of this part, 
extracurricular activities such as team sports and Reserve 
Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program activities shall not be 
considered as part of the curriculum of a physical education 
program assisted under this part.

``SEC. 10999F. PROPORTIONALITY.

    ``The Secretary shall ensure that grants awarded and 
contracts entered into under this part shall be equitably 
distributed between local educational agencies serving urban 
and rural areas, and between local educational agencies serving 
large and small numbers of students.

``SEC. 10999G. PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS.

    ``An application for funds under this part may provide for 
the participation, in the activities funded under this part, 
of--
            ``(1) homeschooled children, and their parents and 
        teachers; or
            ``(2) children enrolled in private nonprofit 
        elementary schools or secondary schools, and their 
        parents and teachers.

``SEC. 10999H. REPORT REQUIRED FOR CONTINUED FUNDING.

    ``As a condition to continue to receive grant or contract 
funding after the first year of a multiyear grant or contract 
under this part, the administrator of the grant or contract for 
the local educational agency shall submit to the Secretary an 
annual report that describes the activities conducted during 
the preceding year and demonstrates that progress has been made 
toward meeting State standards for physical education.

``SEC. 10999I. REPORT TO CONGRESS.

    ``The Secretary shall submit a report to Congress not later 
than June 1, 2003, that describes the programs assisted under 
this part, documents the success of such programs in improving 
physical fitness, and makes such recommendations as the 
Secretary determines appropriate for the continuation and 
improvement of the programs assisted under this part.

``SEC. 10999J. ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS.

    ``Not more than 5 percent of the grant or contract funds 
made available to a local educational agency under this part 
for any fiscal year may be used for administrative costs.

``SEC. 10999K. FEDERAL SHARE; SUPPLEMENT NOT SUPPLANT.

    ``(a) Federal Share.--The Federal share under this part may 
not exceed--
            ``(1) 90 percent of the total cost of a project for 
        the first year for which the project receives 
        assistance under this part; and
            ``(2) 75 percent of such cost for the second and 
        each subsequent such year.
    ``(b) Supplement not Supplant.--Funds made available under 
this part shall be used to supplement and not supplant other 
Federal, State and local funds available for physical education 
activities.

``SEC. 10999L. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ``There are authorized to be appropriated $30,000,000 for 
fiscal year 2001, $70,000,000 for fiscal year 2002, and 
$100,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2003 through 2005, to 
carry out this part. Such funds shall remain available until 
expended.''.

                TITLE VIII--EARLY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

SEC. 801. SHORT TITLE; FINDINGS.

    (a) Short Title.--This title may be cited as the ``Early 
Learning Opportunities Act''.
    (b) Findings.--Congress finds that--
            (1) medical research demonstrates that adequate 
        stimulation of a young child's brain between birth and 
        age 5 is critical to the physical development of the 
        young child's brain;
            (2) parents are the most significant and effective 
        teachers of their children, and they alone are 
        responsible for choosing the best early learning 
        opportunities for their child;
            (3) parent education and parent involvement are 
        critical to the success of any early learning program 
        or activity;
            (4) the more intensively parents are involved in 
        their child's early learning, the greater the cognitive 
        and noncognitive benefits to their children;
            (5) many parents have difficulty finding the 
        information and support the parents seek to help their 
        children grow to their full potential;
            (6) each day approximately 13,000,000 young 
        children, including 6,000,000 infants or toddlers, 
        spend some or all of their day being cared for by 
        someone other than their parents;
            (7) quality early learning programs, including 
        those designed to promote effective parenting, can 
        increase the literacy rate, the secondary school 
        graduation rate, the employment rate, and the college 
        enrollment rate for children who have participated in 
        voluntary early learning programs and activities;
            (8) early childhood interventions can yield 
        substantial advantages to participants in terms of 
        emotional and cognitive development, education, 
        economic well-being, and health, with the latter 2 
        advantages applying to the children's families as well;
            (9) participation in quality early learning 
        programs, including those designed to promote effective 
        parenting, can decrease the future incidence of teenage 
        pregnancy, welfare dependency, at-risk behaviors, and 
        juvenile delinquency for children;
            (10) several cost-benefit analysis studies indicate 
        that for each $1 invested in quality early learning 
        programs, the Federal Government can save over $5 by 
        reducing the number of children and families who 
        participate in Federal Government programs like special 
        education and welfare;
            (11) for children placed in the care of others 
        during the workday, the low salaries paid to the child 
        care staff, the lack of career progression for the 
        staff, and the lack of child development specialists 
        involved in early learning and child care programs, 
        make it difficult to attract and retain the quality of 
        staff necessary for a positive early learning 
        experience;
            (12) Federal Government support for early learning 
        has primarily focused on out-of-home care programs like 
        those established under the Head Start Act, the Child 
        Care and Development Block Grant of 1990, and part C of 
        the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and 
        these programs--
                    (A) serve far fewer than half of all 
                eligible children;
                    (B) are not primarily designed to provide 
                support for parents who care for their young 
                children in the home; and
                    (C) lack a means of coordinating early 
                learning opportunities in each community; and
            (13) by helping communities increase, expand, and 
        better coordinate early learning opportunities for 
        children and their families, the productivity and 
        creativity of future generations will be improved, and 
        the Nation will be prepared for continued leadership in 
        the 21st century.

SEC. 802. PURPOSES.

    The purposes of this title are--
            (1) to increase the availability of voluntary 
        programs, services, and activities that support early 
        childhood development, increase parent effectiveness, 
        and promote the learning readiness of young children so 
        that young children enter school ready to learn;
            (2) to support parents, child care providers, and 
        caregivers who want to incorporate early learning 
        activities into the daily lives of young children;
            (3) to remove barriers to the provision of an 
        accessible system of early childhood learning programs 
        in communities throughout the United States;
            (4) to increase the availability and affordability 
        of professional development activities and compensation 
        for caregivers and child care providers; and
            (5) to facilitate the development of community-
        based systems of collaborative service delivery models 
        characterized by resource sharing, linkages between 
        appropriate supports, and local planning for services.

SEC. 803. DEFINITIONS.

    In this title:
            (1) Caregiver.--The term ``caregiver'' means an 
        individual, including a relative, neighbor, or family 
        friend, who regularly or frequently provides care, with 
        or without compensation, for a child for whom the 
        individual is not the parent.
            (2) Child care provider.--The term ``child care 
        provider'' means a provider of non-residential child 
        care services (including center-based, family-based, 
        and in-home child care services) for compensation who 
        or that is legally operating under State law, and 
        complies with applicable State and local requirements 
        for the provision of child care services.
            (3) Early learning.--The term ``early learning'', 
        used with respect to a program or activity, means 
        learning designed to facilitate the development of 
        cognitive, language, motor, and social-emotional skills 
        for, and to promote learning readiness in, young 
        children.
            (4) Early learning program.--The term ``early 
        learning program'' means--
                    (A) a program of services or activities 
                that helps parents, caregivers, and child care 
                providers incorporate early learning into the 
                daily lives of young children; or
                    (B) a program that directly provides early 
                learning to young children.
            (5) Indian tribe.--The term ``Indian tribe'' has 
        the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian 
        Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
        U.S.C. 450b).
            (6) Local council.--The term ``Local Council'' 
        means a Local Council established or designated under 
        section 814(a) that serves one or more localities.
            (7) Locality.--The term ``locality'' means a city, 
        county, borough, township, or area served by another 
        general purpose unit of local government, an Indian 
        tribe, a Regional Corporation, or a Native Hawaiian 
        entity.
            (8) Parent.--The term ``parent'' means a biological 
        parent, an adoptive parent, a stepparent, a foster 
        parent, or a legal guardian of, or a person standing in 
        loco parentis to, a child.
            (9) Poverty line.--The term ``poverty line'' means 
        the poverty line (as defined by the Office of 
        Management and Budget, and revised annually in 
        accordance with section 673(2) of the Community 
        Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9902(2))) 
        applicable to a family of the size involved.
            (10) Regional corporation.--The term ``Regional 
        Corporation'' means an entity listed in section 
        419(4)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
        619(4)(B)).
            (11) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of Health and Human Services.
            (12) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the 
        several States of the United States, the District of 
        Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
            (13) Training.--The term ``training'' means 
        instruction in early learning that--
                    (A) is required for certification under 
                State and local laws, regulations, and 
                policies;
                    (B) is required to receive a nationally or 
                State recognized credential or its equivalent;
                    (C) is received in a postsecondary 
                education program focused on early learning or 
                early childhood development in which the 
                individual is enrolled; or
                    (D) is provided, certified, or sponsored by 
                an organization that is recognized for its 
                expertise in promoting early learning or early 
                childhood development.
            (14) Young child.--The term ``young child'' means 
        any child from birth to the age of mandatory school 
        attendance in the State where the child resides.

SEC. 804. PROHIBITIONS.

    (a) Participation Not Required.--No person, including a 
parent, shall be required to participate in any program of 
early childhood education, early learning, parent education, or 
developmental screening pursuant to the provisions of this 
title.
    (b) Rights of Parents.--Nothing in this title shall be 
construed to affect the rights of parents otherwise established 
in Federal, State, or local law.
    (c) Particular Methods or Settings.--No entity that 
receives funds under this title shall be required to provide 
services under this title through a particular instructional 
method or in a particular instructional setting to comply with 
this title.
    (d) Nonduplication.--No funds provided under this title 
shall be used to carry out an activity funded under another 
provision of law providing for Federal child care or early 
learning programs, unless an expansion of such activity is 
identified in the local needs assessment and performance goals 
under this title.

SEC. 805. AUTHORIZATION AND APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated to the Department 
of Health and Human Services to carry out this title--
            (1) $750,000,000 for fiscal year 2001;
            (2) $1,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2002;
            (3) $1,500,000,000 for fiscal year 2003; and
            (4) such sums as may be necessary for each of the 
        fiscal years 2004 and 2005.

SEC. 806. COORDINATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS.

    (a) Coordination.--The Secretary and the Secretary of 
Education shall develop mechanisms to resolve administrative 
and programmatic conflicts between Federal programs that would 
be a barrier to parents, caregivers, service providers, or 
children related to the coordination of services and funding 
for early learning programs.
    (b) Use of Equipment and Supplies.--In the case of a 
collaborative activity funded under this title and another 
provision of law providing for Federal child care or early 
learning programs, the use of equipment and nonconsumable 
supplies purchased with funds made available under this title 
or such provision shall not be restricted to children enrolled 
or otherwise participating in the program carried out under 
this title or such provision, during a period in which the 
activity is predominately funded under this title or such 
provision.

SEC. 807. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.

    (a) Grants.--From amounts appropriated under section 805 
the Secretary shall award grants to States to enable the States 
to award grants to Local Councils to pay the Federal share of 
the cost of carrying out early learning programs in the 
locality served by the Local Council.
    (b) Federal Share.--
            (1) In general.--The Federal share of the cost 
        described in subsections (a) and (e) shall be 85 
        percent for the first and second years of the grant, 80 
        percent for the third and fourth years of the grant, 
        and 75 percent for the fifth and subsequent years of 
        the grant.
            (2) Non-federal share.--The non-Federal share of 
        the cost described in subsections (a) and (e) may be 
        contributed in cash or in kind, fairly evaluated, 
        including facilities, equipment, or services, which may 
        be provided from State or local public sources, or 
        through donations from private entities. For the 
        purposes of this paragraph the term ``facilities'' 
        includes the use of facilities, but the term 
        ``equipment'' means donated equipment and not the use 
        of equipment.
    (c) Maintenance of Effort.--The Secretary shall not award a 
grant under this title to any State unless the Secretary first 
determines that the total expenditures by the State and its 
political subdivisions to support early learning programs 
(other than funds used to pay the non-Federal share under 
subsection (b)(2)) for the fiscal year for which the 
determination is made is equal to or greater than such 
expenditures for the preceding fiscal year.
    (d) Supplement Not Supplant.--Amounts received under this 
title shall be used to supplement and not supplant other 
Federal, State, and local public funds expended to promote 
early learning.
    (e) Special Rule.--If funds appropriated to carry out this 
title are less than $150,000,000 for any fiscal year, the 
Secretary shall award grants for the fiscal year directly to 
Local Councils, on a competitive basis, to pay the Federal 
share of the cost of carrying out early learning programs in 
the locality served by the Local Council. In carrying out the 
preceding sentence--
            (1) subsection (c), subsections (b) and (c) of 
        section 810, and paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of 
        section 811(a) shall not apply;
            (2) State responsibilities described in section 
        811(d) shall be carried out by the Local Council with 
        regard to the locality;
            (3) the Secretary shall provide such technical 
        assistance and monitoring as necessary to ensure that 
        the use of the funds by Local Councils and the 
        distribution of the funds to Local Councils are 
        consistent with this title; and
            (4) subject to paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
        assume the responsibilities of the Lead State Agency 
        under this title, as appropriate.

SEC. 808. USES OF FUNDS.

    (a) In General.--Subject to section 810, grant funds under 
this title shall be used to pay for developing, operating, or 
enhancing voluntary early learning programs that are likely to 
produce sustained gains in early learning.
    (b) Limited Uses.--Subject to section 810, Lead State 
Agencies and Local Councils shall ensure that funds made 
available under this title to the agencies and Local Councils 
are used for 3 or more of the following activities:
            (1) Helping parents, caregivers, child care 
        providers, and educators increase their capacity to 
        facilitate the development of cognitive, language 
        comprehension, expressive language, social-emotional, 
        and motor skills, and promote learning readiness.
            (2) Promoting effective parenting.
            (3) Enhancing early childhood literacy.
            (4) Developing linkages among early learning 
        programs within a community and between early learning 
        programs and health care services for young children.
            (5) Increasing access to early learning 
        opportunities for young children with special needs, 
        including developmental delays, by facilitating 
        coordination with other programs serving such young 
        children.
            (6) Increasing access to existing early learning 
        programs by expanding the days or times that the young 
        children are served, by expanding the number of young 
        children served, or by improving the affordability of 
        the programs for low-income families.
            (7) Improving the quality of early learning 
        programs through professional development and training 
        activities, increased compensation, and recruitment and 
        retention incentives, for early learning providers.
            (8) Removing ancillary barriers to early learning, 
        including transportation difficulties and absence of 
        programs during nontraditional work times.
    (c) Requirements.--Each Lead State Agency designated under 
section 810(c) and Local Councils receiving a grant under this 
title shall ensure--
            (1) that Local Councils described in section 814 
        work with local educational agencies to identify 
        cognitive, social, emotional, and motor developmental 
        abilities which are necessary to support children's 
        readiness for school;
            (2) that the programs, services, and activities 
        assisted under this title will represent 
        developmentally appropriate steps toward the 
        acquisition of those abilities; and
            (3) that the programs, services, and activities 
        assisted under this title collectively provide benefits 
        for children cared for in their own homes as well as 
        children placed in the care of others.
    (d) Sliding Scale Payments.--States and Local Councils 
receiving assistance under this title shall ensure that 
programs, services, and activities assisted under this title 
which customarily require a payment for such programs, 
services, or activities, adjust the cost of such programs, 
services, and activities provided to the individual or the 
individual's child based on the individual's ability to pay.

SEC. 809. RESERVATIONS AND ALLOTMENTS.

    (a) Reservation for Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and 
Native Hawaiians.--The Secretary shall reserve 1 percent of the 
total amount appropriated under section 805 for each fiscal 
year, to be allotted to Indian tribes, Regional Corporations, 
and Native Hawaiian entities, of which--
            (1) 0.5 percent shall be available to Indian 
        tribes; and
            (2) 0.5 percent shall be available to Regional 
        Corporations and Native Hawaiian entities.
    (b) Allotments.--From the funds appropriated under this 
title for each fiscal year that are not reserved under 
subsection (a), the Secretary shall allot to each State the sum 
of--
            (1) an amount that bears the same ratio to 50 
        percent of such funds as the number of children 4 years 
        of age and younger in the State bears to the number of 
        such children in all States; and
            (2) an amount that bears the same ratio to 50 
        percent of such funds as the number of children 4 years 
        of age and younger living in families with incomes 
        below the poverty line in the State bears to the number 
        of such children in all States.
    (c) Minimum Allotment.--No State shall receive an allotment 
under subsection (b) for a fiscal year in an amount that is 
less than .40 percent of the total amount appropriated for the 
fiscal year under this title.
    (d) Availability of Funds.--Any portion of the allotment to 
a State that is not expended for activities under this title in 
the fiscal year for which the allotment is made shall remain 
available to the State for 2 additional years, after which any 
unexpended funds shall be returned to the Secretary. The 
Secretary shall use the returned funds to carry out a 
discretionary grant program for research-based early learning 
demonstration projects.
    (e) Data.--The Secretary shall make allotments under this 
title on the basis of the most recent data available to the 
Secretary.

SEC. 810. GRANT ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Federal Administrative Costs.--The Secretary may use 
not more than 3 percent of the amount appropriated under 
section 805 for a fiscal year to pay for the administrative 
costs of carrying out this title, including the monitoring and 
evaluation of State and local efforts.
    (b) State Administrative Costs.--A State that receives a 
grant under this title may use--
            (1) not more than 2 percent of the funds made 
        available through the grant to carry out activities 
        designed to coordinate early learning programs on the 
        State level, including programs funded or operated by 
        the State educational agency, health, children and 
        family, and human service agencies, and any State-level 
        collaboration or coordination council involving early 
        learning and education, such as the entities funded 
        under section 640(a)(5) of the Head Start Act (42 
        U.S.C. 9835 (a)(5));
            (2) not more than 2 percent of the funds made 
        available through the grant for the administrative 
        costs of carrying out the grant program and the costs 
        of reporting State and local efforts to the Secretary; 
        and
            (3) not more than 3 percent of the funds made 
        available through the grant for training, technical 
        assistance, and wage incentives provided by the State 
        to Local Councils.
    (c) Lead State Agency.--
            (1) In general.--To be eligible to receive an 
        allotment under this title, the Governor of a State 
        shall appoint, after consultation with the leadership 
        of the State legislature, a Lead State Agency to carry 
        out the functions described in paragraph (2).
            (2) Lead state agency.--
                    (A) Allocation of funds.--The Lead State 
                Agency described in paragraph (1) shall 
                allocate funds to Local Councils as described 
                in section 812.
                    (B) Functions of agency.--In addition to 
                allocating funds pursuant to subparagraph (A), 
                the Lead State Agency shall--
                            (i) advise and assist Local 
                        Councils in the performance of their 
                        duties under this title;
                            (ii) develop and submit the State 
                        application;
                            (iii) evaluate and approve 
                        applications submitted by Local 
                        Councils under section 813;
                            (iv) ensure collaboration with 
                        respect to assistance provided under 
                        this title between the State agency 
                        responsible for education and the State 
                        agency responsible for children and 
                        family services;
                            (v) prepare and submit to the 
                        Secretary, an annual report on the 
                        activities carried out in the State 
                        under this title, which shall include a 
                        statement describing how all funds 
                        received under this title are expended 
                        and documentation of the effects that 
                        resources under this title have had 
                        on--
                                    (I) parental capacity to 
                                improve learning readiness in 
                                their young children;
                                    (II) early childhood 
                                literacy;
                                    (III) linkages among early 
                                learning programs;
                                    (IV) linkages between early 
                                learning programs and health 
                                care services for young 
                                children;
                                    (V) access to early 
                                learning activities for young 
                                children with special needs;
                                    (VI) access to existing 
                                early learning programs through 
                                expansion of the days or times 
                                that children are served;
                                    (VII) access to existing 
                                early learning programs through 
                                expansion of the number of 
                                young children served;
                                    (VIII) access to and 
                                affordability of existing early 
                                learning programs for low-
                                income families;
                                    (IX) the quality of early 
                                learning programs resulting 
                                from professional development, 
                                and recruitment and retention 
                                incentives for caregivers; and
                                    (X) removal of ancillary 
                                barriers to early learning, 
                                including transportation 
                                difficulties and absence of 
                                programs during nontraditional 
                                work times; and
                            (vi) ensure that training and 
                        research is made available to Local 
                        Councils and that such training and 
                        research reflects the latest available 
                        brain development and early childhood 
                        development research related to early 
                        learning.

SEC. 811. STATE REQUIREMENTS.

    (a) Eligibility.--To be eligible for a grant under this 
title, a State shall--
            (1) ensure that funds received by the State under 
        this title shall be subject to appropriation by the 
        State legislature, consistent with the terms and 
        conditions required under State law;
            (2) designate a Lead State Agency under section 
        810(c) to administer and monitor the grant and ensure 
        State-level coordination of early learning programs;
            (3) submit to the Secretary an application at such 
        time, in such manner, and accompanied by such 
        information as the Secretary may require;
            (4) ensure that funds made available under this 
        title are distributed on a competitive basis throughout 
        the State to Local Councils serving rural, urban, and 
        suburban areas of the State; and
            (5) assist the Secretary in developing mechanisms 
        to ensure that Local Councils receiving funds under 
        this title comply with the requirements of this title.
    (b) State Preference.--In awarding grants to Local Councils 
under this title, the State, to the maximum extent possible, 
shall ensure that a broad variety of early learning programs 
that provide a continuity of services across the age spectrum 
assisted under this title are funded under this title, and 
shall give preference to supporting--
            (1) a Local Council that meets criteria, that are 
        specified by the State and approved by the Secretary, 
        for qualifying as serving an area of greatest need for 
        early learning programs; and
            (2) a Local Council that demonstrates, in the 
        application submitted under section 813, the Local 
        Council's potential to increase collaboration as a 
        means of maximizing use of resources provided under 
        this title with other resources available for early 
        learning programs.
    (c) Local Preference.--In awarding grants under this title, 
Local Councils shall give preference to supporting--
            (1) projects that demonstrate their potential to 
        collaborate as a means of maximizing use of resources 
        provided under this title with other resources 
        available for early learning programs;
            (2) programs that provide a continuity of services 
        for young children across the age spectrum, 
        individually, or through community-based networks or 
        cooperative agreements; and
            (3) programs that help parents and other caregivers 
        promote early learning with their young children.
    (d) Performance Goals.--
            (1) Assessments.--Based on information and data 
        received from Local Councils, and information and data 
        available through State resources, the State shall 
        biennially assess the needs and available resources 
        related to the provision of early learning programs 
        within the State.
            (2) Performance goals.--Based on the analysis of 
        information described in paragraph (1), the State shall 
        establish measurable performance goals to be achieved 
        through activities assisted under this title.
            (3) Requirement.--The State shall award grants to 
        Local Councils only for purposes that are consistent 
        with the performance goals established under paragraph 
        (2).
            (4) Report.--The State shall report to the 
        Secretary annually regarding the State's progress 
        toward achieving the performance goals established in 
        paragraph (2) and any necessary modifications to those 
        goals, including the rationale for the modifications.
            (5) Improvement plans.--If the Secretary 
        determines, based on the State report submitted under 
        paragraph (4), that the State is not making progress 
        toward achieving the performance goals described in 
        paragraph (2), then the State shall submit a 
        performance improvement plan to the Secretary, and 
        demonstrate reasonable progress in implementing such 
        plan, in order to remain eligible for funding under 
        this title.

SEC. 812. LOCAL ALLOCATIONS.

    (a) In General.--The Lead State Agency shall allocate to 
Local Councils in the State not less than 93 percent of the 
funds provided to the State under this title for a fiscal year.
    (b) Limitation.--The Lead State Agency shall allocate funds 
provided under this title on the basis of the population of the 
locality served by the Local Council.

SEC. 813. LOCAL APPLICATIONS.

    (a) In General.--To be eligible to receive assistance under 
this title, the Local Council shall submit an application to 
the Lead State Agency at such time, in such manner, and 
containing such information as the Lead State Agency may 
require.
    (b) Contents.--Each application submitted pursuant to 
subsection (a) shall include a statement ensuring that the 
local government entity, Indian tribe, Regional Corporation, or 
Native Hawaiian entity has established or designated a Local 
Council under section 814, and the Local Council has developed 
a local plan for carrying out early learning programs under 
this title that includes--
            (1) a needs and resources assessment concerning 
        early learning services and a statement describing how 
        early learning programs will be funded consistent with 
        the assessment;
            (2) a statement of how the Local Council will 
        ensure that early learning programs will meet the 
        performance goals reported by the Lead State Agency 
        under this title; and
            (3) a description of how the Local Council will 
        form collaboratives among local youth, social service, 
        and educational providers to maximize resources and 
        concentrate efforts on areas of greatest need.

SEC. 814. LOCAL ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Local Council.--
            (1) In general.--To be eligible to receive funds 
        under this title, a local government entity, Indian 
        tribe, Regional Corporation, or Native Hawaiian entity, 
        as appropriate, shall establish or designate a Local 
        Council, which shall be composed of--
                    (A) representatives of local agencies 
                directly affected by early learning programs 
                assisted under this title;
                    (B) parents;
                    (C) other individuals concerned with early 
                learning issues in the locality, such as 
                representative entities providing elementary 
                education, child care resource and referral 
                services, early learning opportunities, child 
                care, and health services; and
                    (D) other key community leaders.
            (2) Designating existing entity.--If a local 
        government entity, Indian tribe, Regional Corporation, 
        or Native Hawaiian entity has, before the date of 
        enactment of the Early Learning Opportunities Act, a 
        Local Council or a regional entity that is comparable 
        to the Local Council described in paragraph (1), the 
        entity, tribe or corporation may designate the council 
        or entity as a Local Council under this title, and 
        shall be considered to have established a Local Council 
        in compliance with this subsection.
            (3) Functions.--The Local Council shall be 
        responsible for preparing and submitting the 
        application described in section 813.
    (b) Administration.--
            (1) Administrative costs.--Not more than 3 percent 
        of the funds received by a Local Council under this 
        title shall be used to pay for the administrative costs 
        of the Local Council in carrying out this title.
            (2) Fiscal agent.--A Local Council may designate 
        any entity, with a demonstrated capacity for 
        administering grants, that is affected by, or concerned 
        with, early learning issues, including the State, to 
        serve as fiscal agent for the administration of grant 
        funds received by the Local Council under this title.

             TITLE IX--RURAL EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

SEC. 901. RURAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE.

    Subpart 2 of part J of title X of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8291 et seq.) is 
amended to read as follows:

                ``Subpart 2--Rural Education Initiative

``SEC. 10971. SHORT TITLE.

    ``This subpart may be cited as the `Rural Education 
Achievement Program'.

``SEC. 10972. PURPOSE.

    ``It is the purpose of this subpart to address the unique 
needs of rural school districts that frequently--
            ``(1) lack the personnel and resources needed to 
        compete for Federal competitive grants; and
            ``(2) receive formula allocations in amounts too 
        small to be effective in meeting their intended 
        purposes.

``SEC. 10973. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ``There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this 
subpart $62,500,000 for fiscal year 2001.

``SEC. 10974. FORMULA GRANT PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.

    ``(a) Alternative Uses.--
            ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other 
        provision of law, an eligible local educational agency 
        may use the applicable funding, that the agency is 
        eligible to receive from the State educational agency 
        for a fiscal year, to carry out local activities 
        authorized in part A of title I, section 2210(b), 
        section 3134, or section 4116.
            ``(2) Notification.--An eligible local educational 
        agency shall notify the State educational agency of the 
        local educational agency's intention to use the 
        applicable funding in accordance with paragraph (1) not 
        later than a date that is established by the State 
        educational agency for the notification.
    ``(b) Eligibility.--A local educational agency shall be 
eligible to use the applicable funding in accordance with 
subsection (a) if--
            ``(1) the total number of students in average daily 
        attendance at all of the schools served by the local 
        educational agency is less than 600; and
            ``(2) all of the schools served by the local 
        educational agency are designated with a School Locale 
        Code of 7 or 8, as determined by the Secretary of 
        Education.
    ``(c) Applicable Funding.--In this section, the term 
`applicable funding' means funds provided under each of titles 
II, IV, and VI, except for funds made available under section 
321 of the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2001.
    ``(d) Disbursal.--Each State educational agency that 
receives applicable funding for a fiscal year shall disburse 
the applicable funding to local educational agencies for 
alternative uses under this section for the fiscal year at the 
same time that the State educational agency disburses the 
applicable funding to local educational agencies that do not 
intend to use the applicable funding for such alternative uses 
for the fiscal year.
    ``(e) Supplement Not Supplant.--Funds made available under 
this section shall be used to supplement and not supplant any 
other State or local education funds.
    ``(f) Special Rule.--References in Federal law to funds for 
the provisions of law set forth in subsection (c) may be 
considered to be references to funds for this section.
    ``(g) Construction.--Nothing in this subpart shall be 
construed to prohibit a local educational agency that enters 
into cooperative arrangements with other local educational 
agencies for the provision of special, compensatory, or other 
education services pursuant to State law or a written agreement 
from entering into similar arrangements for the use or the 
coordination of the use of the funds made available under this 
subpart.

``SEC. 10975. COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary is authorized to award 
grants to eligible local educational agencies to enable the 
local educational agencies to carry out local activities 
authorized in part A of title I, section 2210(b), section 3134, 
or section 4116.
    ``(b) Eligibility.--A local educational agency shall be 
eligible to receive a grant under this section if--
            ``(1) the total number of students in average daily 
        attendance at all of the schools served by the local 
        educational agency is less than 600; and
            ``(2) all of the schools served by the local 
        educational agency are designated with a School Locale 
        Code of 7 or 8, as determined by the Secretary of 
        Education.
    ``(c) Amount.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall award a 
        grant to a local educational agency under this section 
        for a fiscal year in an amount equal to the amount 
        determined under paragraph (2) for the fiscal year 
        minus the total amount received under the provisions of 
        law described under section 10974(c) for the fiscal 
        year.
            ``(2) Determination.--The amount referred to in 
        paragraph (1) is equal to $100 multiplied by the total 
        number of students in excess of 50 students that are in 
        average daily attendance at the schools served by the 
        local educational agency, plus $20,000, except that the 
        amount may not exceed $60,000.
            ``(3) Census determination.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Each local educational 
                agency desiring a grant under this section 
                shall determine for each year the number of 
                kindergarten through grade 12 students in 
                average daily attendance at the schools served 
                by the local educational agency during the 
                period beginning or the first day of classes 
                and ending on December 1.
                    ``(B) Submission.--Each local educational 
                agency shall submit the number described in 
                subparagraph (A) to the Secretary not later 
                than March 1 of each year.
            ``(4) Penalty.--If the Secretary determines that a 
        local educational agency has knowingly submitted false 
        information under paragraph (3) for the purpose of 
        gaining additional funds under this section, then the 
        local educational agency shall be fined an amount equal 
        to twice the difference between the amount the local 
        educational agency received under this section, and the 
        correct amount the local educational agency would have 
        received under this section if the agency had submitted 
        accurate information under paragraph (3).
    ``(d) Disbursal.--The Secretary shall disburse the funds 
awarded to a local educational agency under this section for a 
fiscal year not later than July 1 of that year.
    ``(e) Supplement Not Supplant.--Funds made available under 
this section shall be used to supplement and not supplant any 
other State or local education funds.

``SEC. 10976. ACCOUNTABILITY.

    ``(a) Academic Achievement.--
            ``(1) In general.--Each local educational agency 
        that uses or receives funds under section 10974 or 
        10975 for a fiscal year shall--
                    ``(A) administer an assessment that is used 
                statewide and is consistent with the assessment 
                described in section 1111(b), to assess the 
                academic achievement of students in the schools 
                served by the local educational agency; or
                    ``(B) in the case of a local educational 
                agency for which there is no statewide 
                assessment described in subparagraph (A), 
                administer a test, that is selected by the 
                local educational agency, to assess the 
                academic achievement of students in the schools 
                served by the local educational agency.
            ``(2) Special rule.--Each local educational agency 
        that uses or receives funds under section 10974 or 
        10975 shall use the same assessment or test described 
        in paragraph (1) for each year of participation in the 
        program carried out under such section.
    ``(b) State Educational Agency Determination Regarding 
Continuing Participation.--Each State educational agency that 
receives funding under the provisions of law described in 
section 10974(c) shall--
            ``(1) after the third year that a local educational 
        agency in the State participates in a program 
        authorized under section 10974 or 10975 and on the 
        basis of the results of the assessments or tests 
        described in subsection (a), determine whether the 
        students served by the local educational agency 
        participating in the program performed better on the 
        assessments or tests after the third year of the 
        participation than the students performed on the 
        assessments or tests after the first year of the 
        participation;
            ``(2) permit only the local educational agencies 
        that participated in the program and served students 
        that performed better on the assessments or tests, as 
        described in paragraph (1), to continue to participate 
        in the program for an additional period of 3 years; and
            ``(3) prohibit the local educational agencies that 
        participated in the program and served students that 
        did not perform better on the assessments or tests, as 
        described in paragraph (1), from participating in the 
        program, for a period of 3 years from the date of the 
        determination.

``SEC. 10977. RATABLE REDUCTIONS IN CASE OF INSUFFICIENT 
                    APPROPRIATIONS.

    ``(a) In General.--If the amount appropriated for any 
fiscal year and made available for grants under this subpart is 
insufficient to pay the full amount for which all agencies are 
eligible under this subpart, the Secretary shall ratably reduce 
each such amount.
    ``(b) Additional Amounts.--If additional funds become 
available for making payments under paragraph (1) for such 
fiscal year, payments that were reduced under subsection (a) 
shall be increased on the same basis as such payments were 
reduced.

``SEC. 10978. APPLICABILITY.

    ``Sections 10951 and 10952 shall not apply to this 
subpart.''.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Departments of Labor, Health 
and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2001''.

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

      Following is explanatory language on H.R. 5656, as 
introduced on December 14, 2000.
      The conferees on H.R. 4577 agree with the matter included 
in H.R. 5656 and enacted in this conference report by reference 
and the following description. This bill was developed through 
negotiations by the conferees on the differences in H.R. 4577. 
References in the following description to the ``conference 
agreement'' mean the matter included in the introduced bill 
enacted by this conference report. References to the House bill 
mean the House passed H.R. 4577. References to the Senate bill 
or to the Senate amendment mean the Senate passed version of 
H.R. 4577.
      In implementing this agreement, the Departments and 
agencies should comply with the language and instructions set 
forth in House Report 106-645 and Senate Report 106-293.
      In the case where the language and instructions 
specifically address the allocation of funds, the Departments 
and agencies are to follow the funding levels specified in the 
Congressional budget justifications accompanying the fiscal 
year 2001 budget or the underlying authorizing statute and 
should give full consideration to all items, including items 
allocating specific funding included in the House and Senate 
reports. With respect to the provisions in the House and Senate 
reports that specifically allocate funds each has been reviewed 
and those that are jointly concurred in have been included in 
this joint statement.
      The conferees specifically endorse the provisions of the 
House Report 105-205 directing ``* * * the Departments of 
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Social 
Security Administration and the Railroad Retirement Board to 
submit operating plans with respect to discretionary 
appropriations to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations. These plans, which are to be submitted within 
30 days of the final passage of the bill, must be signed by the 
respective Departmental Secretaries, the Social Security 
Commissioner and the Chairman of the Railroad Retirement 
Board.''
      The conferees expect the Departments and agencies covered 
by this directive to meet with the House and Senate Committees 
as soon as possible after enactment of the bill to develop a 
methodology to assure adequate and timely information on the 
allocation of funds within accounts within this conference 
report while minimizing the need for unnecessary and 
duplicative submissions.
      The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and 
Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001, put 
in place by this bill, incorporates the following agreements of 
the managers:

                      TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

                 Employment and Training Administration

                    Training and Employment Services

      The conference agreement includes $5,670,805,000 for 
training and employment services instead of $5,015,495,000 as 
proposed by the House and $5,453,141,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of the amount appropriated, $2,463,000,000 is an 
advance appropriation for fiscal year 2002. The conference 
agreement includes $1,400,000,000, which is the House level for 
Job Corps, but eliminates the October 1, 2000 availability of 
funds for hiring Business and Community Liaisons. The 
conference agreement includes $15,000,000 for this purpose, but 
the funds are made available on July 1, 2001, the normal 
funding cycle for Job Corps operations.
      The conference agreement includes $586,487 made available 
for Job Corps operating expenses to be paid to the city of 
Vergennes, Vermont in settlement of the city's claim.
      The conference agreement includes $1,590,040,000 for the 
Dislocated Worker program, as a step toward providing all 
dislocated workers who want and need assistance the resources 
to train for or find new jobs.
      The conference agreement includes $1,102,965,000 for 
Youth Activities. This increase will allow local communities to 
address the reduction in the number of youth served in this 
year's summer jobs program resulting from a shift to 
comprehensive services, to establish new local youth councils, 
and to implement other reforms to youth training activities and 
services, all required under the Workforce Investment Act.
      At the time the conferees acted on this bill, an increase 
in the minimum wage had not yet been enacted by Congress. If 
Congress enacts an increase in the minimum wage prior to the 
beginning of program year 2001, which begins April 1, 2001 for 
the youth activities grants, the conferees expect the 
Administration to submit a supplemental request for the 2001 
youth program as part of its fiscal year 2002 budget request. 
The conferees intend that the number of program participants to 
be served will not be decreased as a result of any minimum wage 
increase.
      The conference agreement includes $275,000,000 to expand 
to more communities the Youth Opportunity Grants aimed at 
increasing the long-term employment of youth who live in 
empowerment zones, enterprise communities, and other high-
poverty areas.
      The conference agreement includes $55,000,000 for the 
Responsible Reintegration for Young Offenders initiative to 
address youth offender issues. This new initiative involving 
DOL, HHS, and DOJ, will build on work begun earlier.
      The conference agreement includes language authorizing 
the use of funds under the dislocated workers program for 
projects that provide assistance to new entrants in the 
workforce and incumbent workers as proposed by the Senate. The 
conference agreement also includes language to waive a 10 
percent limitation in the Workforce Investment Act with respect 
to the use of discretionary funds to carry out demonstration 
and pilot projects, multi-service projects and multi-state 
projects with regard to dislocated workers and to waive certain 
other provisions in that Act. The language is similar to that 
in the Senate bill. The House bill contained no similar 
provisions.
      The conference agreement includes a citation to the Women 
in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act as 
proposed by the House. The Senate bill did not cite this Act.
      The conferees direct the Department, within the funds 
appropriated for fiscal year 2000 for National Emergency Grants 
within the Dislocated Worker program, to respond to an 
anticipated request by the State of Wisconsin for emergency 
funds to address layoffs in the community of Wisconsin Rapids.
      The conferees direct the Department, within the funds 
appropriated for FY 2000 for National Emergency Grants within 
the Dislocated Worker program, to provide in response to an 
anticipated request by the State of North Carolina for $175,000 
in emergency funds to address major layoffs in the community of 
Gaston County.
      With respect to the projects listed below for both the 
Dislocated Worker program and the Pilots and Demonstrations 
authority, the conferees acknowledge changes under the 
Workforce Investment Act to develop and implement techniques 
and approaches, and demonstrate the effectiveness of 
specialized methods of addressing the employment and training 
needs of individuals. The conferees encourage the Department to 
ensure that these projects are coordinated with local Workforce 
Investment Boards. The conferees also encourage the Department 
of Labor to ensure that project performance is adequately 
documented and evaluated. The conference agreement includes the 
following amounts for the following projects and activities:
Dislocated workers
      --$600,000 to develop and implement technology training 
through the Resource Recovery Program--Campbellsville 
University, TN;
      --$500,000 for Workforce Development project to retrain 
older incumbent workers for Montana workforce--Montana State 
University, Billings;
      --$1,600,000 to the Montana Tech Foundation for the 
Northwest Regional Miner--Training and Research Facility--
Butte, Montana;
      --$800,000 for the River Valley Machine Tool Technology 
program to retrain displaced workers--Central Maine Technical 
College;
      --$1,400,000 for Coastal Enterprises Inc.'s New 
Enterprise Initiative Fund (NEIF) to provide training for 
dislocated workers to transition into new jobs--Maine;
      --$650,000 for the Iowa Training Opportunities Program;
      --$927,000 for the JobLinks Program;
      --$50,000 for Clemson University to retrain tobacco 
farmers;
      --$185,000 for the Hawaii Department of Labor/Kauai 
Cooperative Extension;
      --$464,000 for High Tech Training--Maui, Hawaii;
      --$861,000 for the Clayton College and State University 
in Georgia for a virtual education and training project;
      --$184,000 for the Adult Computer Skills Training 
Initiative (ACSTI) through the Education and Research 
Consortium of Western North Carolina, Inc.;
      --$464,000 for the Bethel Native Corp.--Alaska; and
      --$500,000 for the University of Alaska/Ketchikan 
Shipyards training program for shipyard workers.
Pilots and demonstrations
      --$1,275,000 for the Mott Community College Workforce 
Development Institute for Manufacturing Simulation--access to 
electronic library of technology, developed as part of DOL's 
America's Learning Exchange--Michigan;
      --$1,000,000 for Jobs for America's Graduates, School-to-
Work projects for at-risk young people;
      --$500,000 to the University of Mississippi for Workforce 
training to support real time captioning initiatives for the 
hearing disabled--Oxford, Mississippi;
      --$750,000 for Technology Tool Kit to train at-risk young 
people in occupations related to the use of automated 
identification technology--Mississippi Valley State University;
      --$850,000 to train Northern Maine's workforce for 
employment in the metal trades--Northern Maine Technical 
College;
      --$691,000 to the San Diego State University Foundation 
to implement innovative high-tech training programs;
      --$900,000 for the South Dakota Intertribal Bison 
Cooperative;
      --$700,000 for the Greater Columbus Ohio Chamber of 
Commerce Career Academies program--project to design and test 
programs in partnership with workforce development system;
      --$250,000 for Job Corps of North Dakota for the 
Fellowship Executive Training Program;
      --$276,000 to the City of Monrovia, CA to train youth in 
information technologies;
      --$1,059,000 to the Californina State Polytechnic 
University in Pomona, CA to develop technology training 
programs;
      --$921,000 to Precision Manufacturing Institute in 
Meadville, PA for training in the latest technology in the 
tooling and machine trades;
      --$921,000 to Enterprise State Junior College in 
Enterprise, AL for technology training in the College's Center 
for Higher Technology;
      --$369,000 to Employment Solutions in Lexington, KY;
      --$855,000 to Florida Community College at Jacksonville 
for aircraft maintenance training at the Aviation/Aerospace 
Center of Excellence;
      --$92,000 to the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development 
in Baltimore, MD for serving at-risk youth;
      --$276,000 to Benedictine Programs and Services in 
Ridgely, MD for serving at-risk youth through the Industrial 
Training Center;
      --$92,000 to Green Thumb, Inc. to conduct a program for 
low-income elders to develop entrepreneurial skills that 
utilize e-commerce and IT in Wadena, MN;
      --$500,000 for Kirkwood Community College and ACT, Inc. 
for workforce skills development in Iowa;
      --$500,000 for SMART Partner programs high-tech skills 
training through establishment of the Virtual Advanced 
Manufacturing Training Center--Des Moines Area Community 
College, Iowa;
      --$1,036,000 to the National Institute for Metalworking 
Skills in Fairfax, VA to serve youth and adults in the area's 
metalworking industry;
      --$464,000 for the American Indian Science and 
Engineering Society--Rural Computer Utilizaton Training;
      --$464,000 for the Maui Economic Development Board--Rural 
Computer Training;
      --$2,900,000 for the Remote Rural Hawaii Job Training 
project for low income youth and adults;
      --$3,200,000 for Samoan/Asian Pacific Job Training--
Hawaii;
      --$4,000,000 for Training and Education Opportunities--
University of Hawaii at Maui;
      --$200,000 for the Vermont Information Technology Center 
model information technology training initiative--Champlain 
College, Burlington, VT;
      --$750,000 for the Vermont Department of Employment and 
Training one-stop career resource centers;
      --$1,900,000 for the North Country Career Center model 
education and training program--Newport, VT;
      --$92,000 for the Westchester-Putnam Counties Consortium 
for Worker Education and Training, Inc. for apprenticeship and 
training programs to serve the NY construction industry;
      --$485,000 for Waukesha, Wisconsin, workforce training 
for economically disadvantaged youth and adults at La Casa de 
Esperanza;
      --$550,000 for the Dream Center to provide job and 
training skills for new labor market entrants or reentrants--
LA, CA;
      --$300,000 for VT Technical College--Technology Training 
Initiative;
      --$880,000 for Focus:HOPE in Detroit for an Information 
Technologies Center that provides education and training 
programs to women and minorities;
      --$691,000 to Campbellsville (KY) Industrial Authority 
for programs to upgrade the information technology skills in 
the KY community;
      --$230,000 to Career Visions, Inc. in Louisville, KY to 
pilot computer-based assistive technology training;
      --$276,000 for Career Resources, Inc. in Louisville, KY 
to develop a basic computer training program focusing on 
workplace applications;
      --$461,000 to the University of Northern Iowa for a 
program to integrate immigrants and refugees into the 
workforce;
      --$493,000 to the Greater Sacramento Urban League, CA for 
an Urban Achievement Program targeting training, employment and 
support for urban youth;
      --$921,000 to Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, 
MS for development and implementation of a technology training 
program;
      --$921,000 for Haymarket Center in Chicago, IL, to 
provide training services through the Family Enrichment Center;
      --$921,000 to National Student Partnerships in 
Washington, DC;
      --$92,000 to the International Agri-Center, in Tulare, CA 
for a E-Commerce training initiative;
      --$650,000 for the UNLV Center for Workforce Development 
and Occupational Research;
      --$100,000 for the Community Self-Empowerment & 
Employment Program (CSEEP) (PA)--comprehensive employment 
readiness, job development, job placement, and case management 
for area low-income residents--Pennsylvania;
      --$500,000 for Philadelphia Revitalization and Education 
Program (PREP) to train minorities for careers in the building 
trades through its Diversity Apprenticeship Project (DAP)--
Pennsylvania;
      --$921,000 to Wrightco Technologies, Inc. for information 
technology training through a ``Fast Track to the Future'' 
program;
      --$480,000 for hands-on manufacturing training at the 
Manufacturing and Applied Technology Training Center (MATC)--
Central Oregon Community College;
      --$100,000 for BASE, Inc. to provide occupational skills 
through its Youth Competency Development Program and training 
in the construction trades for low-income/minority women 
through partnership with Thaddeus Stevens State College of 
Technology--Lancaster, PA;
      --$250,000 for Green Thumb, Inc.--conduct program for 
low-income elders to develop computer skills--Pennsylvania;
      --$500,000 for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, training 
of information technology workers;
      --$300,000 for Lehigh University Job Training for hard to 
serve disadvantaged youth in manufacturing sector---PA;
      --$638,000 for the Collegiate Consortium for Workforce & 
Economic Development, Philadelphia Naval Business Center--PA;
      --$232,000 for the Yukon Kushokwim Health Corporation--
Alaska;
      --$300,000 for Koahnic Broadcasting--Alaska;
      --$550,000 for Kawerak, Inc. Vocational Training for 
Alaska Natives--Nome, Alaska;
      --$800,000 for Ilisagvik College--Barrow, Alaska;
      --$927,000 for the Alaska Federation of Natives 
Foundation;
      --$900,000 for Tlingit-Haida project--job training to 
unemployed natives in southeast Alaska;
      --$2,300,000 for Alaska Works, Construction Job 
Training--Fairbanks, Alaska;
      --$2,500,000 for the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 
consultation with Western Alaska regional Native non-profit 
corporations to conduct job training programs;
      --$1,250,000 for the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and 
Bishop Museum in Hawaii;
      --$921,000 for Transylvania Vocational Services, Inc. in 
Brevard, NC for training people with developmental 
disabilities;
      --$184,000 for the More Opportunities for Viable 
Employment program through the Tulare (CA) County Office of 
Education, Services for Education and Employment Division;
      --$276,000 to the South Metro Regional Leadership Center 
in University Park, IL;
      --$2,037,000 to the Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center for 
Healthy Mothers and Babies in Tampa, FL for training 
paraprofessionals in the health-care field;
      --$170,000 for Community Technology and Education Center 
at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens in California for a 
job training initiative;
      --$43,000 to Signature Academy Inc., to further develop 
the Exodus to Excellence Youth Program;
      --$850,000 for Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio 
for an out-of-school youth training project;
      --$850,000 to Kingston-Newburgh Enterprise Community, 
Newburgh, New York, for a workforce development project;
      --$213,000 to the Sullivan-Warwarsing Rural Economic Area 
Partnership, in Ferndale, New York for the planning and 
development of a manufacturing technology training center;
      --$723,000 for Reading Berks Emergency Shelter, Reading, 
Pennsylvania to provide employment and training opportunities 
for disadvantaged individuals;
      --$213,000 to the Melwood Horticultural Training Center, 
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, for workforce training for the 
disabled;
      --$340,000 to the Safer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois for 
a workplace acclimation program for ex-offenders;
      --$170,000 for South Suburban College, South Holland, 
Illinois to expand a bus mechanic workforce development 
program;
      --$102,000 to the Dallas Urban League, Inc. in Dallas, 
Texas for the ACES program to provide literacy and job skills 
to disadvantaged youth and adults;
      --$765,000 to The West Side Industrial Retention and 
Expansion Network (WIRE-Net), Cleveland, Ohio;
      --$43,000 to Full Employment Council in partnership with 
the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO in Missouri for Project 
Prepare;
      --$85,000 to Alderson-Broaddus College, College Hill, 
Philippi, West Virginia for a collaborative information 
technology training program;
      --$595,000 for the Hiram G. Andrews Rehabilitation Center 
in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to expand a job training program for 
people with disabilities;
      --$590,000 for the Northwest Concentrated Employment 
Program in Ashland, Wisconsin, for an online skill matching 
initiative tied to the O*Net database;
      --$510,000 to the Berkshire Applied Technology Council, 
Inc., Pittsfield, Massachusetts to expand training and develop 
distance learning;
      --$1,275,000 to the San Francisco Department of Human 
Services, California, for its Community Jobs Initiative;
      --$616,000 to the Charity Cultural Services Center, San 
Francisco, California, for job training;
      --$468,000 for the Rebirth of Englewood Community 
Development Corporation in Chicago, Illinois for a job training 
initiative in partnership with the ITT Research Institute;
      --$468,000 for the Northern Great Plains Initiative for 
Rural Development, Crookston, Minnesota, to provide education 
and training in technology support;
      --$298,000 to Kent State University in Ohio for the Ohio 
Employee Ownership Center, for workplace development; and
      --$425,000 to Rhode Island Department of Labor and 
Training, Providence, Rhode Island, for a job training program;
      There is a shortage of trained closed captioners to 
enable the deaf and hard of hearing community to get news and 
other vital information from live television. In order to meet 
the requirements set forth by the Telecommunications Act of 
1996, there is an urgent need for pilot programs to increase 
the availability of trained closed captioners. The conferees 
urge the Employment and Training Administration to invest in 
and support research and pilot programs, which would allow for 
an adequate number of captioners to be trained.
      The conferees believe that the Association of Farmworker 
Opportunity Programs provides valuable technical assistance and 
training to grantees and has distinguished itself as a 
tremendous resource. Its Children in the Fields Campaign 
provides information, education, and technical assistance 
related to child labor in agriculture. The Campaign also 
provides other assistance related to employment, training 
(including pesticide and other worker safety training for 
children and adults). The Department is encouraged to continue 
the services that the Association provides in these areas.
      The conferees urge the Employment & Training 
Administration to demonstrate programs that build upon 
identified best practices such as the Public/Private Venture's 
model workplace mentoring pilot program.
      The conferees are concerned with the lack of mentoring 
and other support services available to the youth of 
incarcerated parents or legal guardians. The conferees urge the 
Employment and Training Administration to fund demonstration 
programs to meet the special needs of these youth. These 
activities should build upon identified best practices such as 
the U.S. Dream Academy's model which helps youths with parents 
or guardians involved in life cycles of incarceration and 
release. Its aim is to help these youths become good and 
productive citizens.
      The fiscal year 2000 conference report (H. Rept. 106-479) 
included $1,000,000 for the Massachusetts Corporation for 
Business, Work and Learning for the International Shipbuilding 
Training Demonstration project. However, the reopening of the 
Fore River Shipyard in Quincy has been delayed. Workers 
dislocated from the closing of the shipyard still need job 
training; therefore, the Department is directed to use the 
$1,000,000 in the fiscal year 2000 appropriation to fund the 
Corporation for Business, Work and Learning for the Training of 
workers in the Quincy area for jobs within the Marine and 
Shipbuilding industries.

     State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations

      The conference agreement includes $3,365,698,000 for 
state unemployment insurance and employment service operations 
instead of $3,097,790,000 as proposed by the House and 
$3,249,430,000 as proposed by the Senate. The agreement 
includes $35,000,000 instead of the $25,000,000 proposed by the 
Senate for reemployment services grants to insure that 
unemployment insurance claimants will be able to get the 
customized re-employment services they need to speed their 
reentry to employment. The House provided no funding for this 
program.
      The conference agreement includes $26,100,000 for the 
foreign labor certification program as proposed by the House 
instead of $25,600,000 as proposed by the Senate. For one-stop 
centers/labor market information, the agreement includes 
$150,000,000 instead of the $110,000,000 proposed by the 
Senate. The House provided no funding for this program. These 
funds will be used to support infrastructure upgrades at the 
State level for one-stop career center system operations, labor 
market information, and integrated services to employers and 
job seeker customers.

                         Program Administration

      The conference agreement includes $159,158,000 for 
program administration instead of $146,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $156,158,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
detailed table at the end of this joint statement reflects the 
activity distribution agreed upon. The conference agreement 
also includes funding for management and oversight of pilot and 
demonstration projects and additional administrative funding 
for backlog reduction in the alien labor certification program 
as listed in the Senate report.

              Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration


                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $107,832,000 for the 
pension and welfare benefits administration, salaries and 
expenses instead of $98,934,000 as proposed by the House and 
$103,342,000 as proposed by the Senate. The increase will fully 
fund the request for expanded health and pension education and 
outreach efforts and enhanced pension enforcement.

                  Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

      The conference agreement includes $11,652,000 for the 
administrative expense limitation as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $11,148,000 as proposed by the House.

                  Employment Standards Administration


                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $363,476,000 for the 
employment standards administration, salaries and expenses 
instead of $338,770,000 as proposed by the House and 
$352,764,000 as proposed by the Senate. This amount fully funds 
the request for ESA, including the Wage and Hour Division's 
request to expand its domestic child labor compliance and 
enforcement efforts; and the Office of Federal Contractor 
Compliance's activities to increase outreach, education, and 
technical assistance to federal contractors through industry 
partnerships on equal pay issues; and a customer communications 
initiative in the Office of Worker's Compensation.
      On contracts for the provision of debt collection 
services, the Department of Labor shall continue to recognize 
the payment of commissions in the determination of McNamara-
O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) wage rates and shall continue 
to recognize such payments as an offset against an employer's 
SCA prevailing wage obligation. In addition, the Department is 
encouraged to consider the special circumstances for 
contingency fee-based debt collection contracts and the 
potential fluctuations in commissions, particularly for less 
experienced employees.

                            Special Benefits

      The conference agreement includes bill language to allow 
the Secretary to use fair share collections to fund capital 
investment projects and special investments to strengthen 
compensation fund control and oversight. The amounts cited in 
the House and Senate bills have been modified to reflect 
updated estimates of fair share collections from the non-
appropriated agencies, such as the Postal Service, for fiscal 
year 2001.

                    Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

      The conference agreement includes a definite annual 
appropriation of $975,343,000 for black lung benefit payments 
and interest payments on advances made to the Trust Fund as 
proposed by the House instead of an indefinite permanent 
appropriation as proposed by the Senate.

             Occupational Safety and Health Administration


                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $425,983,000 for 
occupational safety and health administration, salaries and 
expenses as proposed by the Senate instead of $381,620,000 as 
proposed by the House. The conference agreement does not 
include language proposed by the Senate that would have 
earmarked $22,200,000 of the increase over the fiscal year 2000 
appropriation for education, training, and consultation 
activities. The House bill contained no similar provision. The 
detailed table at the end of this joint statement reflects the 
conferees' agreed upon activity distribution.

                 Mine Safety and Health Administration


                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $246,747,000 for mine 
safety and health administration, salaries and expenses instead 
of $233,000,000 as proposed by the House and $244,747,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement includes 
$2,500,000 over the budget request for physical improvements at 
the National Mine Safety and Health Academy.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the Senate that allows MSHA to retain and spend up to 
$1,000,000 in fees collected for the approval and certification 
of mine equipment and materials. The conference agreement also 
includes language establishing a $1,000,000 contingency fund 
for mine rescue and recovery activities. The House bill 
contained no similar provisions.
      Concerns have been expressed about the possible 
ramifications of a rulemaking on the use of conveyor belts in 
underground coal mines, including concerns about the validity 
of the testing on which the rule is based. MSHA is urged to 
carefully examine the record and to conduct additional research 
that may be required to address any significant concerns that 
have been raised.
      The conferees are extremely concerned by a recent 
catastrophe in Eastern Kentucky. Millions of gallons of slurry 
coal waste broke free from an impoundment causing considerable 
damage to the environment and disrupting water supply for 
citizens along the Big Sandy and Ohio Rivers. The conferees 
believe this event warrants a thorough examination of current 
coal waste disposal methods and an exploration of future 
dumping alternatives. Therefore, the conference agreement 
includes $2,000,000 for a contract with the National Academy of 
Sciences to examine engineering standards for coal waste 
impoundments, provide recommendations for improving impoundment 
structure stabilization, and evaluate potential alternatives 
for future coal waste disposal, including the benefits of each 
alternative. The Academy shall seek the participation of 
representatives of relevant federal, state, and private 
entities, to include MSHA, OSM, EPA, Corps of Engineers, State 
mining authorities, and mining companies. Findings of this 
study shall be conveyed to the Committees on Appropriations no 
later than October 15, 2001.

                       Bureau of Labor Statistics

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $451,584,000 for Bureau 
of Labor Statistics, salaries and expenses instead of 
$440,000,000 as proposed by the House and $446,584,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement also includes 
the Senate provision making $10,000,000 available for 
obligation on a program year basis from July 1, 2001 to June 
30, 2002. The House bill contained no similar provision. This 
funding level provides increases for improvements to existing 
economic measures, improvements in labor market information 
mandated by WIA, and a new time use survey.

                        Departmental Management

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $380,839,000 for 
departmental management, salaries and expenses instead of 
$244,889,000 as proposed by the House and $337,964,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $148,150,000 for the 
Bureau of International Labor Affairs instead of $70,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $115,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conference agreement also includes language 
proposed by the Senate to authorize the expenditure of funds 
for the management or operation of Departmental bilateral and 
multilateral foreign technical assistance through grants and 
contracts. The funds for bilateral assistance are made 
available through September 30, 2002. The House bill contained 
no similar provision. In total, the conference agreement 
includes $82,000,000 to assist developing countries with the 
elimination of child labor. Of this amount, $45,000,000 is for 
expansion of ILO's International Programme for the Elimination 
of Child Labor. In addition, $37,000,000 is provided for 
bilateral assistance to improve access to basic education in 
international areas with a high rate of abusive and 
exploitative child labor. These new bilateral initiatives 
should be developed in consultation and coordination with USAID 
to ensure these programs fit with the overall foreign 
operations policy of the Administration and are in compliance 
with the Foreign Assistance Act. The conference agreement 
includes $45,000,000 as proposed by the Senate to augment the 
capacity of Ministries of Labor to enforce labor standards, to 
develop social safety net programs, and to develop information 
on enforcement of labor laws around the world. The conference 
agreement includes $10,000,000 for the Global HIV-AIDS 
Workplace Initiative, and these funds are provided in the 
Department of Labor appropriation instead of the HHS Public 
Health and Social Services Emergency Fund as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conferees also include funding for the following 
activities:
            --$900,000 to the University of Iowa for research 
        on the issue of abusive and exploitive child labor and 
        other labor-related issues; and
            --$250,000 to the Association of Farmworker 
        Opportunities Programs for public education on abusive 
        child labor.
      The conferees note from the recent World AIDS Conference 
that many national economies continue to be profoundly and 
adversely affected by the HIV-AIDS pandemic. For example, 
employers in South Africa are now hiring two employees for 
every one skilled job. The gross domestic product in many 
countries in Africa and Asia is actually contracting because of 
a shrinking adult work force attributable to HIV-AIDS related 
deaths. At the same time, there is mounting evidence that 
workplace-based HIV-AIDS education and prevention programs can 
help prevent the spread of HIV, especially in high-risk 
occupations. Such programs can help stem employers' loss of 
skilled workers, reverse declining productivity, and provide 
mechanisms for caring for workers living with HIV and AIDS. 
Consequently, the conferees expect ILAB to assume a leading 
role in developing innovative business-trade union partnerships 
to improve HIV-AIDS prevention and to improve coordination 
among the Labor Department, Commerce Department, and USAID.
      The conference agreement includes $23,002,000 and 
language establishing the Office of Disability Employment 
Policy in the Department of Labor as proposed by the Senate. 
The House bill continued funding for the President's Committee 
on Employment of People with Disabilities, but this activity is 
subsumed in the new Office of Disability Employment Policy.
      The conference agreement includes $37,000,000 to 
establish a permanent, centralized information technology 
investment fund.

                    Veterans Employment and Training

      The conference agreement includes $211,713,000 for 
veterans employment and training instead of $201,277,000 as 
proposed by the House and $206,713,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Included in this amount is $17,500,000 for the homeless 
veterans program.

                      Office of Inspector General

      The conference agreement includes $54,785,000 for the 
office of inspector general as proposed by the Senate instead 
of $51,925,000 as proposed by the House.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

                               Ergonomics

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
included in both the House and Senate bills relating to 
regulations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration relating to ergonomic protection.

       Extended Deadline for Expenditure of Welfare to Work Funds

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the Senate extending the availability of Welfare to Work 
funding from three to five years. The House bill contained no 
similar provision.

                            H2A Regulations

      The conference agreement includes a modified version of 
the Senate provision prohibiting the implementation or 
enforcement of the pending H2A regulations, but allows for all 
activities related to the development of revised regulations. 
The conferees support the efforts by the Secretary of Labor and 
the Attorney General designed to streamline the H2A application 
process. The conferees expect the Department and the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service to work closely with the 
stakeholders to expeditiously address concerns raised by the 
growers so that the streamlined application process produces a 
more efficient new system.

   Deadline for Determination on Housing Requirements for H2A Workers

      The conference agreement includes a provision regarding 
housing inspections for H2A temporary agricultural laborers. 
This provision ensures that the deadline for housing 
inspections for H2A workers corresponds with the Secretary's 
thirty day statutory deadline for making H2A temporary 
agricultural labor certification decisions. The thirty day 
deadline may have been effectively nullified in some cases by 
the current regulations requiring that inspections on employer 
provided housing need not be completed until twenty days before 
the date the employer needs H2A workers. The provision requires 
housing inspections to be completed in time for the Secretary 
to make her certification decision in accordance with the 
thirty day statutory deadline.

                       Alien Labor Certification

      The conference agreement includes a provision that 
authorizes the use of H1B fee revenue to process permanent 
labor certifications. This is needed because the recent 
legislation increasing the number of H1B visas authorized will 
result in a substantial increase in the volume of permanent 
labor certification applications. The Department of Labor has 
made significant progress over the past 18 months to reduce the 
backlog of applications for permanent labor certifications, and 
in expediting the labor condition application process for the 
H-1B program. In order to allow the Department to make further 
progress on timeliness of labor certifications without 
undermining the review process, the Department will be 
permitted to utilize a portion of fees generated by the H-1B 
program to support the administration of the permanent labor 
certification program.

           Elimination of Welfare to Work Performance Bonuses

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the Senate to eliminate Welfare to Work performance bonuses. 
The House bill contained no similar provision.

           TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

              Health Resources and Services Administration

                     Health Resources and Services

      The conference agreement includes $5,525,476,000 for 
health resources and services instead of $4,784,232,000 as 
proposed by the House and $4,677,424,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
identifying $226,224,000 for the construction and renovation of 
health care and other facilities instead of $10,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The House bill contained no similar 
provision. These funds are to be used for the following 
projects: Northwestern University Life Sciences Building; 
ACCESS Community Health Network in Illinois; Northwestern 
Memorial Hospital; University of Chicago Core Genetics Research 
Facility; Condell Medical Center, Regional Center for Cardiac 
Health Services; Lake County Health Department; University 
Center of Lake County, Illinois; Finch University of Health 
Sciences/Chicago Medical School; Pennington Biomedical Research 
Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Texas Institute for 
Rehabilitation and Research; Massey Cancer Center of Virginia 
Commonwealth University; Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital 
in Oneonta, New York; Margaretville Memorial Hospital in 
Margaretville, New York; Martha's Village and Kitchen Medical 
Clinic in Indio, California; Hanson House at the Desert 
Regional Medical Center; Nutrition Center at Wake Forest 
University Baptist Medical Center; James Whitcomb Riley 
Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana; University of 
South Alabama Gulf Coast Cancer and Research Institute; North 
Baldwin Hospital Surgery Center in Bay Minette, Alabama; Monroe 
County Hospital in Monroesville, Alabama; Touro University 
College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California; Medical 
Sciences Building at the University of Cincinnati Medical 
Center in Cincinnati, Ohio; Tinnitus Center for Tinnitus 
Retraining Therapy at the University of North Carolina at 
Greensboro; Alfred E. Mann Institute and Biomedical Engineering 
Center at the University of Southern California; Paradise 
Valley Hospital in National City, California; Children's 
Hospital and Health Center in San Diego, California; Dental 
Education in Care of Disabled Clinic at the University of 
Washington; Alexander Hughes Community Center in Claremont, 
California; Biomedical Marine Research Facility at Harbor 
Branch; Kessler Rehabilitation Research Institute in West 
Orange, New Jersey; Child Health Institute of New Jersey; 
University of Nevada Las Vegas Biotechnology/Bioengineering 
Research Facility; McCready Health Services Foundation in 
Crisfield, Maryland; Center for Health Sciences at Dominican 
College in Rockland County, New York; Pediatric Cardiac 
Intensive Care Unit at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort 
Worth, Texas; Tricounty Health Center at Northern Illinois 
University; Aurora Primary Care Consortium; Turning Point 
Facility in Union County, North Carolina; Gila River Indian 
Community Diabetes Center in Arizona; Dalton Cardiovascular 
Research Center at the University of Missouri at Columbia; 
Scripps Memorial East County Hospital in El Cajon, California; 
Marklund Children's Home; Misericordia Hearts of Mercy in 
Chicago, Illinois; University of Connecticut Health Center; 
Nassau County Health Care Corporation; Women's Health Center at 
Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Illinois; Oklahoma Medical Research 
Foundation; Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport, Louisiana; Lewis 
County General Hospital in Lewis County, New York; Stetson 
University in Deland, Florida; National Center for Primary Care 
at Morehouse School of Medicine; Springdale Community Health 
Center in Springdale, Washington; Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital 
in San Diego County, California; Union Hospital Midwest Center 
for Rural Health in Terre Haute, Indiana; Bennett W. Smith 
Family Life Wellness Center in Buffalo, New York; Children's 
Hospital of Buffalo; Fresno Community Hospital and Medical 
Center Regional Ambulatory Care Facility in Fresno, California; 
Pediatric Oncology and the Batchelor Children's Research Center 
at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center; 
Valley Hospital Cancer and Ambulatory Care Center in Paramus, 
New Jersey; Functional Genomics Research Center at Florida 
Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida; Michael and Dianne 
Bienes Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, 
Florida; Outpatient Surgery Facility at Memorial Hospital in 
Towanda, Pennsylvania; University of Scranton Allied Health 
Laboratory; Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation in East St. 
Louis, Illinois; University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, 
Indiana; Maricopa Integrated Health Systems in Phoenix, 
Arizona; Albany Medical Center Breast Cancer Diagnostic and 
Treatment Center in Albany, New York; Adirondack Medical Center 
in Saranac Lake, New York; Mary McClellan Hospital in 
Cambridge, New York; North Central Texas Community Health Care 
Center in Wichita Falls, Texas; St. Joseph's Hospital New York 
Regional Hemodialysis and Cardiac Care Enhancement Center in 
Syracuse, New York; Stroud Regional Hospital in Stroud, 
Oklahoma; Will County Health Center in Illinois; Molecular 
Genetics Core for the Center for Excellence in Cardiovascular-
Renal Research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center; 
Tallahatchie General Hospital and Extended Care Facility in 
Charleston, Mississippi; Operation PAR in Pinellas Park, 
Florida; Detroit Medical Center, Women's and Children's health 
facility; Detroit Medical Center, Rehabilitation Institute of 
Michigan; Big Springs Medical Association in Missouri; 
Southeast Missouri Health Network; People's Health Center in 
St. Louis, Missouri; Denver Children's Hospital; National 
Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver; Breast Cancer 
Center at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, 
Rhode Island; Jackson Medical Mall, Mississippi Institute for 
Cancer Research; Conehatta Tribal Community Health Care Clinic; 
Sharkey/Issaquena Hospital, Rolling Fork, Mississippi; Jackson 
Laboratory Physiogenomics facility in Maine; St. Joseph's 
Hospital in Ohio; Huron Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio; Ohio 
Poison Control Collaborative; Boys Town National Research 
Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska; University of Utah's Huntsman 
Cancer Institute; University of North Carolina Genomics and 
Bioinformatics; Burlington Community Health Center, Burlington, 
Vermont; Red Logan Community Health Center; Vermont Cancer 
Center; Vermont Lung Association Asthma Clinic; University of 
Mississippi, Guyton Building Expansion; Haysi Medical Clinic in 
Virginia; Allegheny-Clarion Valley Community Health Center; 
University of Alabama-Birmingham, Interdisciplinary Biomedical 
Research Facility; Umatilla County Public Health Facility; 
Bioengineering Research Facility at Oregon Health Sciences 
University; Temple University Outpatient Facility; Philadelphia 
College of Osteopathic Medicine; Thomas Jefferson University 
Cancer Research Facility; State of Alaska Public Health 
Laboratory in Anchorage; ``Pathways Home'' inpatient facility 
for the Southcentral Foundation; Montezuma Creek Health Care 
Center; Sorenson Multicultural Health Center; Midvale/West 
Jordan and Glendale, Utah Health Centers; St. Vincent Hospital 
in Billings, Montana; Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center at 
Denver Health and Hospital Authority; Carriozo Health Clinic; 
Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital; El Pueblo Health Services; La 
Clinica de Familia in Chaparral, New Mexico; La Clinica de 
Familia in San Miguel, New Mexico; Las Clinical del Norte De 
Abiquiu; Logan Family Clinic in New Mexico; Montgomery Women's 
Health Services Clinic of Lea County; Mora Community Health 
Service; Ruidoso Sub-station Health Service; Sierra Vista 
Family Community Clinic; Tatum Health Clinic; Children's 
National Medical Center in Washington; Arkansas Children's 
Hospital; Biomedical Biotechnology Center at the University of 
Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock; University of Arkansas, 
Fayetteville, Center for Protein Structure and Function; 
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Applied Biosciences 
Program; Kansas University Human Imaging Institute; North 
Philadelphia Health System; Children's Health Fund; Crozer-
Keystone Health System in Delaware County; Family Care Health 
Center in St. Louis, Missouri; Cathedral Healthcare System; 
Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc.; Children's Hospital of 
Boston; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Neonatal Intensive 
Care Unit; Daviess County Community Health Center; Family 
Health Centers, Inc. of Orangeburg, South Carolina; Community 
Health facilities in southeast Iowa; Hillside Hospital in Long 
Island, New York; La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago; 
Marquette University School of Dentistry; Medical University of 
South Carolina Oncology Center; Molokai General Hospital; New 
York University School of Medicine; Palmer College of 
Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa; Pioneer Valley Life Sciences 
Joint Venture between the University of Massachusetts and 
Baystate Medical Center; Rio Arriba County Residential 
Treatment Facility; Rutland Regional Medical Center; Sea Island 
Comprehensive Health Care Corporation; St. Mary's Healthcare 
Promotion Center in Huntington, West Virginia; St. Mary's Women 
and Infants Center of Dorchester; the Neurosciences program at 
West Virginia University; Tufts University Center for Nutrition 
Research; University of South Carolina School of Public Health; 
University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen 
Health Care; University of Nevada, Las Vegas Cancer Center; 
University of Montana Center for Environmental Health Sciences; 
University of Florida Genetics Institute; Hackensack University 
Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey; Brandeis University 
National Center for the Study of Behavioral Genetics and 
Genomics; Marlborough Hospital in Marlborough, Massachusetts; 
West Virginia University Eastern Panhandle Clinical Campus in 
Martinsburg; St. Mary's Hospital for Children, Bayside, New 
York; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington; 
Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County, Darlington, Wisconsin; 
Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Inc., Saginaw, Michigan; El 
Sereno Family Health Center, El Sereno, Los Angeles; Community 
College of Southern Nevada Medical Careers Center, North Las 
Vegas, Nevada; Columbia County Senior Services, Lake City, 
Florida; San Luis Obispo medical therapy unit, California; 
Greene County Health Care, Inc., Snow Hill, North Carolina; St. 
Clair County, Belleville, Illinois, senior center and wellness 
clinic; Sunshine House, New Haven, Connecticut; City of Culver 
City, California, senior health and social services center; 
Community Partners Healthnet Inc., Snow Hill, North Carolina; 
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Hillside Hospital 
Campus, Glen Oaks, New York; Cooper Green Hospital, Birmingham, 
Alabama; Whitman-Walker Clinic, Inc., Washington, DC; Prince 
George's Hospital Center, Cheverly, Maryland; Roseland 
Community Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; Metropolitan Family 
Services, Chicago, Illinois, mental and public health facility; 
South Suburban Family Shelter Inc., Homewood, Illinois; Rush-
Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois; Lake 
Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana; West End 
Medical Centers, Atlanta, Georgia; New York Structural Biology 
Center, New York, New York; Memorial Freeport-Roosevelt Health 
Center, Roosevelt, New York; University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington School of Nursing, Wilmington, North Carolina; 
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Arverne, New York; Los 
Angeles Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California, Boston College, 
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; West Liberty State College Dental 
Hygiene Clinic, West Liberty, West Virginia; Grafton City 
Hospital, Grafton, West Virginia; New York University Downtown 
Hospital, New York City, New York; Saint Michael's Hospital, 
Stevens Point, Wisconsin; Holyoke Health Center, Holyoke, 
Massachusetts; Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York; 
Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation, Christopher, 
Illinois; Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, El Paso, Texas; 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, New Jersey; 
Plaza Community Center, Inc., Los Angeles, California, 
children's health and social services center; Fairview 
University Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Asian Human 
Services community health center, Chicago, Illinois; Strong 
Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York; University of Arkansas 
Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas; Trinity Health 
Systems, Detroit, Michigan; Henderson County Rural Health 
Center in Oquawka, Illinois; and City of Summersville, West 
Virginia, senior health and social services facility.
      The conferees are supportive of the efforts of the 
Academic Medicine Development Corporation to implement a 
strategic initiative for human genetics research in New York.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
identifying $253,932,000 for family planning instead of 
$238,932,000 as proposed by the House and $253,932,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees concur with Senate report 
language regarding the distribution of funds appropriated for 
Title X.
      The conference agreement includes bill language to 
provide $30,000,000 for abstinence education in fiscal year 
2002 as proposed by the House. The Senate bill contained no 
similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes $1,168,700,000 for 
community health centers as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$1,100,000,000 as proposed by the House. Within the total 
provided, $6,250,000 is for native Hawaiian health programs.
      The conferees recognize the long-standing commitment and 
expertise of the University of Hawaii in addressing the unique 
health care needs of the Pacific Basin region.
      The conferees urge HRSA to give full and fair 
consideration to proposals to support expanded services to 
reach priority populations in under-served communities in Kane, 
Marion, Saline, and Will, Illinois counties on the southwest 
side of Chicago and in the AAPI community on the north side of 
Chicago.
      The conference agreement includes $41,523,000 for the 
national health service corps, field placements instead of 
$39,823,000 as proposed by the House and $38,116,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $87,924,000 for 
national health service corps, recruitment instead of 
$81,524,000 as proposed by the House and $78,625,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within the total provided, $4,000,000 
is for State offices of rural health. The conferees recommend 
that national health service corps loan repayment awards 
continue to be made in areas of greatest need.
      The conference agreement includes $638,048,000 for health 
professions instead of $410,987,000 as proposed by the House 
and $230,714,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within the total 
provided, $235,000,000 is for children's graduate medical 
education. Also within the total provided for allied health 
special projects, $921,000 is for expansion of the Illinois 
Community College Board's program, in coordination with the 
Illinois Department of Human Services, to train and place 
welfare recipients in the allied health field using distance 
technology. The amount provided does not include funding to 
continue the demonstration project by the Utah area health 
education centers.
      The conferees concur with House and Senate report 
language regarding priority consideration for health careers 
opportunities program (H-COP) grants to minority health 
professions institutions.
      The conferees urge HRSA to give full and fair 
consideration to proposals to expand access to primary and 
dental care services for medically underserved populations 
located in the areas of St. Louis City, and the Missouri 
counties of Jefferson, Lafayette, Greene, and Douglas.
      The conference agreement includes $18,016,000 for 
Hansen's disease services instead of $17,016,000 as proposed by 
both the House and the Senate. Within the total provided, 
$900,000 is for the Diabetes Lower Extremity Amputation 
Prevention program at the University of South Alabama.
      The conference agreement includes $714,230,000 for the 
maternal and child health block grant instead of $709,130,000 
as proposed by both the House and the Senate. The conference 
agreement includes bill language designating $113,728,000 of 
the funds provided for the block grant for special projects of 
regional and national significance (SPRANS) as proposed by the 
House. It is intended that $5,000,000 of the SPRANS amount will 
be used for the continuation of the traumatic brain injury 
State demonstration projects as authorized by title XII of the 
Public Health Service Act. The Senate bill contained no similar 
provision, instead it provided $5,000,000 as a separate line 
item in the table for traumatic brain injury. It is also 
intended that $5,000,000 of the SPRANS amount will be used for 
Columbia Hospital for Women Medical Center in Washington, DC to 
support community outreach programs for women and $100,000 will 
be used for the St. Joseph's Health Services of Rhode Island 
for the Providence Smiles dental program for low-income 
children.
      The conferees are supportive of HRSA's efforts in 
preventing youth suicides. HRSA has made reducing the rate of 
youth suicide a priority for State MCH agencies, requiring 
States to address the crisis of suicide with their block grant 
funding.
      The conference agreement includes $90,000,000 for healthy 
start as proposed by both the House and Senate. It is intended 
that these projects will be evaluated and those activities that 
are proven successful and can be replicated will be 
incorporated into the mission of the maternal and child health 
block grant program.
      The conference agreement includes $8,000,000 for newborn 
and infant hearing screening as proposed by the House instead 
of $4,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $15,000,000 for organ 
transplantation as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$10,000,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $22,000,000 for the 
bone marrow program as proposed by the House instead of 
$17,959,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees continue 
to be aware of the life saving success of the National Marrow 
Donor Program, which now includes more than 4,000,000 potential 
volunteer donors. The conferees recognize the continuing need 
to increase minority representation in the national registry 
and support expansion of the National Marrow Donor Program's 
cord blood bank initiative, which provides another major source 
of donors for patients, particularly minority patients, in need 
of a marrow or blood stem cell transplant.
      The conference agreement includes $58,218,000 for rural 
health outreach grants instead of $30,867,000 as proposed by 
the House and $38,892,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees are supportive of HRSA providing heart defibrillators 
to rural areas.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
      --$50,000 for the La Crosse Health Science Consortium for 
a demonstration to increase access to dental care in La Crosse 
county;
      --$85,000 for the Tillamook County Health Department, 
Oregon, to expand primary and dental health services for 
underserved populations;
      --$850,000 for AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth, and 
Families;
      --$115,000 for the Anderson Valley Health Center, Inc., 
Boonville, California, to expand dental and health care 
services;
      --$128,000 for the Partnership for the Children in San 
Luis Obispo County, California, for a low income dental clinic;
      --$170,000 for Northern Counties Health Care, Inc., St. 
Johnsbury, Vermont for a rural outreach initiative;
      --$213,000 for the Mercer County Health Department in 
Aledo, Illinois, to extend dental care services to rural 
underserved populations;
      --$300,000 for Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, 
Inc.;
      --$359,000 for outreach activities of the Blue Ridge 
Community Health Service;
      --$400,000 for the Kentucky Emergency Medical Services 
Academy;
      --$450,000 for CAP Services in Stevens Point, Wisconsin 
to extend dental health services to underserved populations;
      --$500,000 for St. Luke's Free Clinic in Hopkinsville, 
Kentucky;
      --$500,000 for the Texas A&M; HERO program;
      --$500,000 for State and University of Alaska to train 
emergency medical personnel in rural areas;
      --$500,000 for Inland Health Northwest;
      --$425,000 for Campbellton-Graceville Hospital in 
Graceville, Florida, to expand clinical and preventive health 
care services to low income, rural populations;
      --$550,000 for Langlade Memorial Hospital, Antigo, 
Wisconsin, for a four county dental health initiative;
      --$700,000 for the Western Kentucky University mobile 
health screening program;
      --$1,311,000 for outreach activities of the Lourdes 
Health Network in Pasco, Washington;
      --$900,000 for Iowa Department of Public Health to 
develop and demonstrate the use of technology for public health 
nurses working in rural areas;
      --$921,000 to continue and expand the development of the 
Center for Acadiana Genetics and Hereditary Health Care at 
Louisiana State University Medical Center;
      --$800,000 for the University of Southern Mississippi 
Center for Sustainable Health Outreach;
      --$1,106,000 for Carondelet Health Network of Arizona to 
improve the health status of multi-cultural and medically 
disenfranchised populations through increased community health 
access and comprehensive continuum of care;
      --$1,200,000 for Southern Illinois University;
      --$1,318,000 for Voorhees College in Denmark, South 
Carolina for a Center of Excellence for rural health;
      --$1,800,000 for the University of Colorado School of 
Dentistry to conduct an oral health prevention and treatment 
program in Shannon, Jackson, Bennett, and Todd counties in 
South Dakota;
      --$1,900,000 for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation's 
health care delivery system; and
      --$2,300,000 for the Mississippi State University Rural 
Health Safety and Security Institute.
      The conference agreement includes $13,439,000 for rural 
health research instead of $11,713,000 as proposed by the House 
and $5,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
      --$143,000 for the University of Pittsburgh Center for 
Rural Health Practice;
      --$170,000 for Madison Community Health Center, Madison, 
Wisconsin, for a model preventive health program for hard to 
reach and at-risk populations;
      --$250,000 for the multiple sclerosis disease state 
management program at the University of Mississippi Center for 
Pharmaceutical Marketing;
      --$306,000 for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences 
Center at El Paso and the University of Texas at El Paso for 
joint research on health problems of migrant workers;
      --$400,000 for the McLaughlin Research Institute cancer 
education program;
      --$500,000 for the University of Alaska to develop a 
research and evaluation agenda for health care delivery;
      --$840,000 for the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, 
Wisconsin, for scientific, ethical and citizen advisory groups 
and education programs in connection with the development of a 
personalized medicine program;
      --$921,000 for the Virginia Center for Sustainable Health 
Outreach at James Madison University;
      --$921,000 for Atlantic City Medical Center for 
prevention services and medical education activities;
      --$1,275,000 for the University of North Dakota School of 
Medicine, Grand Forks, North Dakota for a rural health program 
in preventive medicine and behavioral sciences; and
      --$1,612,000 for the Carolina's Community Health 
Initiative for its community health assessment plan.
      The conferees encourage the National Human Genome 
Research Institute and the Agency for Healthcare Research and 
Quality to provide any necessary technical assistance to HRSA 
in supporting the Marshfield Clinic project.
      The conference agreement includes $35,981,000 for 
telehealth instead of $25,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. 
The House provided funding for this program within rural health 
research.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
      --$14,000 for networking capabilities of the Cullman 
Area, Alabama, Mental Health Authority;
      --$43,000 for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, 
California, for a telemedicine regional network;
      --$85,000 for the New York Primary Care Health 
Foundation, Inc., Flushing, New York, for a telehealth 
initiative;
      --$111,000 for Staten Island University Hospital to 
support a teleconferencing initiative to improve and strengthen 
linkages within campuses;
      --$184,000 for the Union Hospital Telehealth 
Demonstration project in Terre Haute, Indiana;
      --$300,000 for the University of Michigan Emergency 
Telemedicine Network;
      --$350,000 for Molokai General Hospital to use the latest 
technology advances to provide health care in rural areas;
      --$340,000 for Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and 
Health Sciences, Worcester, Massachusetts for a telehealth 
initiative;
      --$361,000 for the Center for Telehealth and Distance 
Education at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 
Texas for a telehealth initiative;
      --$430,000 for Daemen College in Amherst, New York to 
continue a project to provide distance learning/medical 
linkages to rural counties in Western New York State;
      --$500,000 for a telehealth project at Magee-Women's 
Hospital;
      --$500,000 for the Susquehanna Health Systems 
telemedicine project;
      --$468,000 for the Southern Illinois University School of 
Medicine telemedicine and rural health initiative project;
      --$489,000 for the La Crosse Medical Health Science 
Consortium, Inc., Wisconsin for a telehealth initiative;
      --$750,000 for a joint New Mexico-Hawaii Telehealth 
Outreach for Unified Community Health;
      --$638,000 for Children's Hospital and Regional Medical 
Center in Seattle, Washington;
      --$737,000 for the Community Hospital Telehealth 
Consortium in Louisiana for continued development of a regional 
telehealth network;
      --$783,000 for the Memorial Telehealth Network in 
Springfield, Illinois;
      --$723,000 for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 
California, for a telemedicine initiative;
      --$737,000 for the Rural Telehealth and Community 
Education Network at Central Michigan University;
      --$900,000 for the Southwest Alabama Rural Telehealth 
Network at the University of South Alabama;
      --$850,000 for New York Presbyterian Hospital for a 
telehealth initiative;
      --$850,000 for the University of Pittsburgh Medical 
Center Information Technology project;
      --$1,000,000 for the University of Florida Human Brain 
Functional Imaging Technology project;
      --$800,000 for the University of Nebraska telemedicine 
outreach program;
      --$850,000 for the Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center 
in Wyoming, Minnesota telemedicine project;
      --$1,020,000 for the Northern California Telemedicine 
Network, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Santa Rosa, California;
      --$1,290,000 for a telemedicine program for downstate 
Illinois through the Southern Illinois University Medical 
School in Springfield, Illinois;
      --$1,335,000 for the University of Nevada Las Vegas 
Telemedicine Network;
      --$1,770,000 for the Idaho Telehealth Integrated Care 
Center to establish a comprehensive telehealth clinic to 
support care in rural and frontier areas;
      --$1,843,000 for the Telehealth Deployment Research 
Testbed program;
      --$1,800,000 for a project to link Rocky Mountain College 
and Deaconess Billings Clinic with telemedicine capabilities;
      --$1,700,000 for the Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings, 
Montana for its Telemedicine Model;
      --$2,418,000 for the Northeast Ohio Outreach Network to 
expand health services to rural residents in northeastern Ohio; 
and
      --$3,400,000 for the Alaska Federal Health Care Access 
Network.
      The conference agreement includes $19,000,000 for 
emergency medical services for children as proposed by the 
House instead of $15,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $20,000,000 for poison 
control instead of $6,600,000 as proposed by the House and 
$26,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Funds are provided to 
support activities authorized in the Poison Control Center 
Enhancement and Awareness Act.
      The conference agreement includes $6,000,000 for black 
lung clinics as proposed by the Senate instead of $5,943,000 as 
proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $3,000,000 for trauma 
care as proposed by the Senate. The House bill contained no 
similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes a total of 
$1,807,700,000 for Ryan White programs instead of 
$1,725,000,000 as proposed by the House and $1,650,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Included in this amount is $604,200,000 
for emergency assistance, $911,000,000 for comprehensive care, 
$185,900,000 for early intervention, $65,000,000 for pediatric 
HIV/AIDS, $10,000,000 for dental services, and $31,600,000 for 
education and training centers.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
identifying $589,000,000 for the Ryan White Title II State AIDS 
drug assistance programs instead of $554,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $538,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees concur with Senate report language regarding the 
Institute of Medicine study to evaluate the effectiveness of 
the current role and structure of the Ryan White CARE Act and 
the efforts to create a national consumer and provider 
education center within pediatric HIV/AIDS.
      The conference agreement includes $109,200,000 for Ryan 
White AIDS activities that are targeted to address the trend of 
the HIV/AIDS epidemic in communities of color, based on the 
most recent estimated living AIDS cases, HIV infections and 
AIDS mortality among ethnic and racial minorities as reported 
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These funds 
are allocated as follows:
      Within Ryan White Title I, the agreement provides 
$34,000,000 to the competitive supplemental allocation targeted 
to minority community based organizations, as defined by the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and directs that 
these funds be allocated through the established planning 
council processes of eligible metropolitan areas. These funds 
are designed to reduce the HIV related health disparities and 
improve the health outcomes for HIV infected African Americans, 
Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians 
and Pacific Islanders. These funds are expected to expand 
medical and supportive service capacity in communities of 
color, and expand peer treatment education that is both 
culturally and linguistically appropriate to individuals living 
with HIV/AIDS.
      Within Ryan White Title II, the agreement provides 
$7,000,000 for State HIV care grants to support educational and 
outreach grants to minority community-based organizations to 
increase the number of minorities participating in the AIDS 
Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). The continuing under 
representation of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, 
Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in 
state run ADAP contributes to their persistently poor health 
outcomes in comparison to other communities.
      Within Ryan White Title III, the agreement provides 
$44,400,000 for planning grants, early intervention service 
(EIS) grants to minority community-based health care and 
service providers with a history of service provision to 
communities of color. Funds should also be made available to 
national, regional and local organizations representing people 
of color to provide technical assistance collaborations, and 
linkages designed to strengthen HIV/AIDS systems of care. Funds 
are intended to support the implementation of the plans 
developed by minority community based and health care 
organizations. The conferees expect that fiscal year 2001 
increases to Title III should be directed primarily towards 
providing early intervention service grants to those 
organizations that received Title III planning grants in the 
previous fiscal year and enhancing the service capacity of 
existing minority EIS providers.
      Within Ryan White Title IV, the agreement provides 
$15,700,000 to fund traditional minority community-based 
providers of services to minority children, youth and families 
to develop and implement culturally competent and 
linguistically appropriate research-based interventions that 
provide additional HIV/AIDS care, services and linkages. Funds 
are also intended to directly fund minority community based 
organizations and providers to expand or implement programs 
specifically designed to provide youth, adolescent, and young 
adult-focused HIV/AIDS care and services.
      The agreement provides $7,700,000 to AIDS education and 
training centers. These funds are intended to increase training 
of community-based minority health care professionals in AIDS-
related treatments, standards of care, guidelines for the use 
of antiretroviral and other effective clinical interventions, 
and treatment adherence for HIV/AIDS infected adults, 
adolescents and children, as developed by the U.S. Public 
Health Service. The training of minority providers is to be 
implemented through collaborations with Historically Black 
Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving 
Institutions, and Tribal Colleges. These efforts are designed 
to increase the treatment expertise and HIV knowledge of 
minority front-line providers serving individuals living with 
HIV/AIDS. Funds are also intended to support minority community 
based organizations to train minority providers to deliver 
culturally competent and language appropriate treatment 
education services.
      The conferees intend that at least ninety percent of 
total title IV funding be provided to grantees. The conferees 
expect the agency to use the funding increases for title IV, 
with the exception of any increases provided through the CBC/
Minority AIDS Initiative, to provide, at a minimum, additional 
funds to existing grantees to reflect the increases in the 
costs of providing comprehensive care. The agency should use a 
significant portion of the remaining funds to expand 
comprehensive services for youth, both through existing and new 
grantees. The conferees believe that the agency should expand 
efforts to facilitate ongoing communication with grantees so 
that prospective changes in the administration of the program 
can be discussed.
      From within the increase provided to pediatric AIDS 
demonstrations, the conferees encourage HRSA to target funds 
towards approved but unfunded applications from the previous 
fiscal year.
      The conference agreement includes $140,000,000 for health 
care access for the uninsured instead of $25,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The House bill did not contain funding 
for this unauthorized program. Of this amount, $125,000,000 is 
included to provide grants to public, private, and non-profit 
health entities to develop and expand integrated systems of 
care and address service gaps within such integrated systems 
with a focus on primary care, mental health services and 
substance abuse services. The program will supplement existing 
categorical safety net programs to assist communities in better 
harnessing their current capabilities and resources. The 
national health care safety net is under enormous strain and 
the demand for this initiative large.
      The remaining $15,000,000 is to continue the initiative 
that was begun in fiscal year 2000 to help states identify the 
characteristics of the uninsured within the state and 
approaches for providing all uninsured with health coverage 
through an expanded state, Federal and private partnership. 
States have shown great interest in committing to the 
initiative and a second year of funding will produce a more 
comprehensive set of designs for providing insurance coverage 
for the uninsured. Sufficient funds are included to support up 
to ten new state grants, provide technical assistance to 
grantees and, if necessary, provide limited supplemental 
funding to states funded in fiscal year 2000 to complete their 
work. The Secretary is requested to submit a final report on 
state findings no later than December 1, 2001. The report 
should provide state by state summaries on baseline 
information, the process by which the state developed 
recommendations, including a description of data collection and 
partnerships, characteristics of the uninsured within the 
state, the proposed approaches for providing all uninsured with 
health coverage, and the estimated public and private cost of 
providing coverage. The report should also highlight and 
summarize common findings, policy development efforts and 
approaches identified by the states.
      The conference agreement includes $9,900,000 for an 
adoption awareness program as authorized in the Child Health 
Act of 2000.
      The conference agreement includes $10,000,000 for 
authorized health-related activities of the Denali Commission.
      The conference agreement includes $139,246,000 for 
program management instead of $128,123,000 as proposed by the 
House and $135,766,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
      --$230,000 for the Illinois Poison Center;
      --$250,000 for the University of Alaska to establish an 
INPSYCH Center to train Alaska natives as psychologists to 
practice in Alaska villages;
      --$500,000 for the University of Alaska, Anchorage to 
recruit and train nurses;
      --$700,000 to support the efforts of the American 
Federation for Negro Affairs Education and Research Fund of 
Philadelphia;
      --$900,000 for Northeastern University in Boston, 
Massachusetts to train doctors to serve low-income communities; 
and
      --$900,000 for Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical 
Center for development of a model program for training and 
education in the field of geriatrics.
      The Child Health Act of 2000 authorizes oral health 
activities intended to improve the oral health of children 
under six years of age who are eligible for services provided 
under a Federal health program. These activities should 
increase the utilization of dental services by such children 
and decrease the incidence of early childhood and baby bottle 
tooth decay. The conferees are supportive of these efforts.

               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

                Disease Control, Research, and Training

      The conference agreement includes $3,868,027,000 for 
disease control, research, and training instead of 
$3,386,369,000 as proposed by the House and $3,251,996,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $175,000,000 for 
equipment, construction, and renovation of facilities as 
proposed by the Senate instead of $145,000,000 as proposed by 
the House. The conference agreement includes bill language to 
allow CDC to enter into a single contract or related contracts 
for the full scope of development and construction of 
facilities as proposed by the Senate. The House bill provided 
this authority only for laboratory building 18.
      The conference agreement includes a total of $97,354,000 
for the National Center for Health Statistics instead of 
$86,759,000 as proposed by the House and $105,110,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement also includes 
bill language designating $71,690,000 of the total to be 
available to the Center under the Public Health Service Act one 
percent evaluation set-aside as proposed by the House instead 
of $91,129,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes bill language to allow 
funds recouped from fiscal years 2000 and 2001 obligations for 
the influenza vaccine stockpile to be used in fiscal year 2001 
for childhood vaccine purchase.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the Senate to allow funds made available for 
section 317A of the Public Health Service Act to be used at 
Early Head Start program sites. The House bill contained no 
similar provision.
      The conference agreement consolidates the salaries and 
expenses of CDC into a single account. Salaries and expenses 
activities encompass all non-extramural activities with the 
exception of program support services, centrally managed 
services, and buildings and facilities. The agency may allocate 
administrative funds for extramural program activities 
according to its judgment. Funds should be apportioned and 
allocated consistent with the table, and any changes in funding 
are subject to the normal notification procedures.
      The conference agreement includes $175,969,000 for the 
prevention health services block grant instead of $175,964,000 
as proposed by the House and $175,124,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Within the total provided, $44,225,000 is for rape 
prevention and education activities previously funded through 
the Crime Trust Fund.
      The conference agreement includes $23,012,000 for 
prevention centers instead of $23,000,000 as proposed by the 
House and $14,080,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees include $700,000 for the Roger Williams 
Medical Center Healthlink program in Providence, Rhode Island 
to develop and implement a comprehensive health promotion 
initiative for senior retirees.
      The conference agreement includes $529,461,000 for 
childhood immunization instead of $472,966,000 as proposed by 
the House and $499,005,000 as proposed by the Senate. Included 
in this amount is an increase of $42,487,000 for operation/
infrastructure activities, $5,000,000 for global polio 
eradication activities, and $20,000,000 for vaccine purchase. 
The conferees intend that funds available for vaccine purchase 
are for all currently licensed and recommended vaccines. In 
addition, the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program funded 
through the Medicaid program is expected to provide 
$469,054,000 in vaccine purchases and distribution support in 
fiscal year 2001, for a total program level of $1,016,528,000.
      The conferees recommend that CDC discontinue immunization 
incentive grants and that CDC award the $33,000,000 previously 
committed for this program as part of the entire operations 
funding to support State grantees cumulative core budgets. 
Incorporating incentive grants into States' base operations 
award would allow more States to receive a greater proportion 
of their core budget and help improve their overall 
immunization coverage levels. The conferees recommend that CDC 
use grant funding made available due to the completion of 
Congressionally-directed demonstration projects to ensure that 
all States receive at least the same level of operational 
funding received in fiscal year 2000, thereby holding them 
harmless during this funding shift from a formula based 
approach.
      Funding for measles vaccine for supplemental measles 
immunization campaigns and epidemiological, laboratory, and 
programmatic/operational support to the World Health 
Organziation and its member countries is included in measles 
eradication funding not polio eradication funding as identified 
in the Senate report.
      The conference agreement includes $767,246,000 for HIV/
AIDS instead of $673,367,000 as proposed by the House and 
$640,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Included in this amount 
is an additional $3,000,000 to maintain the current hematologic 
and blood safety program commitments and to expand support for 
the treatment centers network in carrying out initiatives to 
address the complications of hemophilia, including HIV/AIDS, 
blood safety surveillance and monitoring, and the needs of 
women with bleeding disorders.
      The conferees recognize the devastating impact of the 
global AIDS epidemic upon individuals, families and communities 
in Africa and Asia and have included $104,527,000 for global 
HIV/AIDS activities at CDC, which shall be available until 
September 30, 2002. This amount is an increase of $69,527,000 
over the fiscal year 2000 appropriation. With funding received 
in fiscal year 2000, CDC, in collaboration with USAID and other 
federal agencies, has begun to combat the AIDS epidemic in 14 
of the hardest hit countries in Africa and in India. The 
conferees urge CDC to continue to work in collaboration with 
USAID and other departments such as the Department of Defense 
and the Department of Labor, and other DHHS agencies especially 
HRSA, as well as international agencies, non-governmental 
organizations and country governments to halt the spread of the 
epidemic and lessen its impact. In those countries where CDC 
already has a presence, CDC, in collaboration with USAID and 
HRSA, should assist in implementing country-wide care and 
prevention programs. This will include partnering with HRSA to 
develop health care services focused on mobilizing communities 
for the development of palliative care, basic treatment, and 
support services. In addition, CDC should begin to assist other 
areas at high risk for severe epidemics including other African 
countries, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean/Latin American 
region. Finally, CDC should support targeted anti-retroviral 
treatment demonstration projects in countries where sufficient 
care and treatment infrastructures exist. Within the total for 
international HIV/AIDS activities, the conferees provide 
$3,000,000 through CDC to support HRSA activities aimed at 
improving professional education and training relating to this 
initiative. The conferees have also included language to extend 
certain authorities of the Department of State to the Secretary 
of HHS so that CDC may use State's administrative systems for 
personnel, contracting and procurement, and for limited 
renovation or construction of essential program facilities.
      As a preventive vaccine offers the world's best hope for 
turning the tide against the global AIDS pandemic, and since 
international collaborations are essential for this goal, the 
conferees encourage CDC to work collaboratively with the 
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and other global 
organizations to accelerate the development and testing of 
promising vaccine candidates.
      The conferees have provided additional funds to respond 
to the unmet needs identified through the community planning 
process. These funds are to augment the cooperative agreements 
between CDC and State and local health departments.
      The conferees recommend that CDC allocate an increase to 
evaluate HIV prevention service delivery programs to improve 
funding decision-making and to implement more rapid effective 
transfer of technology to community based service delivery 
organizations and health departments. Approximately half of 
this amount should support evaluation activities to track 
service delivery by community based organizations, and utilize 
cost-effectiveness analysis in HIV prevention. The remaining 
funds would be used to expand technology transfer regarding HIV 
prevention through activities such as regional technical 
assistance, technology transfer, and training for the purpose 
of providing links between evidence-based HIV prevention 
science and public health departments, community planning 
groups, healthcare providers, and prevention science providers.
      The conference agreement includes $88,000,000 to fund CDC 
activities that are designed to address the trend of the HIV/
AIDS epidemic in communities of color, based on the most recent 
estimated living AIDS cases, HIV infections and AIDS mortality 
among ethnic and racial minorities as reported by the CDC. The 
program initiative includes funds for the ''Know Your Status'' 
campaign. The conferees have included funds for the Directly 
Funded Minority Community Based Organization program to fund 
grant applications from minority organizations with a history 
of providing services to communities of color to develop and 
expand HIV prevention interventions and services targeted to 
highly impacted minority men, women, youth and sub-populations. 
Funds are also included to create grants under the CDC 
Community Development Program to support needs assessments and 
enhance community planning processes to integrate HIV, STD, TB, 
substance abuse prevention and treatment, care and community 
development within communities of color. Funds are to be 
allocated for technical assistance programs for grantees under 
the Directly Funded Minority CBO program, for Faith-Based 
Initiative Programs including community based organizations 
interested in developing coalitions and partnerships with faith 
based institutions. Funds are also provided for CDC's HIV 
surveillance activities to better track the epidemic and target 
resources. These funds are to be allocated based on program 
priorities identified in the previous fiscal year as well as 
new priorities.
      The conference agreement includes $126,528,000 for 
tuberculosis (TB) instead of $120,364,000 as proposed by the 
House and $113,413,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees 
intend that the increase over the President's request be used 
to reduce the number of foreign born TB cases contributing to 
the U.S. caseload, strengthen domestic TB control programs, and 
provide preventive therapy to individuals who have latent TB 
infection and are high-risk for developing active, infectious 
TB.
      The conferees include $184,000 for Onondaga County, New 
York Health Department to establish a prospective tuberculosis 
control program for Central New York industries.
      The conference agreement includes $148,256,000 for 
sexually transmitted diseases instead of $136,743,000 as 
proposed by the House and $135,978,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conferees provide $6,000,000 over fiscal year 2000 
funding for chlamydia and $14,934,000 over fiscal year 2000 
funding for syphilis. Except for the administrative 
contribution required by CDC, all of this increase for 
chlamydia must be spent on appropriate services to patients to 
prevent chlamydia infections using the existing partnership 
between STD and family planning. The conferees recognize that 
given the problem of re-infection and other factors, some of 
these funds may be utilized to provide screening and treatment 
to males as deemed appropriate by CDC.
      The conference agreement includes $417,039,000 for 
chronic and environmental diseases instead of $317,374,000 as 
proposed by the House and $319,553,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Programs within this account are funded (including 
salaries and expenses) at the following levels:

Environmental Disease Prevention:
    Arctic populations..................................        $390,000
    Asthma..............................................      27,906,362
    Autism..............................................       6,734,000
    Birth defects.......................................      17,608,000
    Disabilities prevention.............................      15,276,000
    Environmental lab and health activities.............      46,593,117
    Fetal alcohol syndrome..............................       9,551,843
    Folic Acid..........................................       2,500,000
    Hanford Study.......................................       1,679,000
    Limb Loss...........................................       3,352,000
    Mild mental retardation.............................       4,396,000
    Newborn Hearing Screening...........................       6,315,576
    Pfisteria...........................................       9,081,000
    Radiation...........................................       1,949,000
    Spina bifida........................................       2,155,000
    Volcanic emissions..................................          97,000
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      Subtotal, Environmental...........................     155,583,898
Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion:
    Arthritis and healthy aging.........................      11,889,000
    Behavior risk factor surveillance...................       1,918,000
    Cancer registries...................................      36,434,297
    Cardiovascular diseases.............................      35,038,825
    Chronic fatigue syndrome............................       7,000,000
    Colorectal cancer...................................       8,901,345
    Community health promotion..........................       7,164,000
    Comprehensive cancer control........................       3,096,000
    Diabetes............................................      58,344,038
    Epilepsy............................................       4,074,255
    Iron overload.......................................         495,000
    Nutrition/Physical activity.........................      16,222,438
    Oral health.........................................       8,460,000
    Prevention of teen pregnancies......................      13,258,000
    Prostate cancer.....................................      11,173,000
    School health program...............................       9,775,000
    Skin cancer.........................................       1,647,000
    Tobacco (smoking and health)........................     103,355,034
    Women's health......................................       1,500,000
    Ovarian cancer......................................       2,625,870
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      Subtotal, Chronic.................................     342,371,102
    Consolidated program administration.................     -80,916,000
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      Total, Chronic & Environmental....................     417,039,000

      Within the total provided for arthritis, the conferees 
urge CDC to continue research, surveillance, and health 
communication efforts, including the impact of lupus on women, 
within the framework of the National Arthritis Action Plan.
      Within the total provided for cardiovascular diseases, 
the conferees expect CDC to enhance professional and public 
awareness outreach activities on pulmonary hypertension.
      Within the total provided for nutrition/physical 
activity, the conferees expect CDC to address overweight, 
obesity, nutrition, and sedentary lifestyles by supporting 
state-based programs, by training health professionals to 
recognize the signs of obesity and recommend prevention 
activities, by educating the public concerning overweight or 
obesity through public education campaigns, and by developing 
strategies for use at worksites and in community health and 
other community settings.
      Native American populations have a diabetes rate of four 
times the national average with Hispanics following a close 
second. The conferees urge CDC to fund pilot projects to 
examine nutrition and prevention protocols for these 
populations.
      The conferees look forward to the completion of the 
evidence-based report being developed by CDC and the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality that will assess the elements 
of epilepsy treatment as they relate to clinical outcomes. CDC 
is expected to disseminate the findings of this report to 
people with epilepsy, health care professionals, and the 
general public. The Director should be prepared to provide the 
next steps required to implement an early intervention strategy 
including diagnosis, treatment, and referral recommendations at 
the fiscal year 2002 appropriations hearing.
      The conferees are encouraged that CDC plans to convene a 
meeting to develop a national prostate cancer public health 
agenda. The conferees urge the agency to continue its work with 
voluntary public and professional organizations to develop and 
implement a national educational and outreach campaign with 
special attention to minority and under served populations. CDC 
should be prepared to report on its prostate cancer programs at 
the fiscal year 2002 appropriations hearing.
      The conferees urge CDC to give full and fair 
consideration to a proposal to develop a diversified screening 
demonstration project with the Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate 
Cancer Center at the Cancer Center of New Jersey and the Men's 
Health Network designed to determine effective methods for 
encouraging men in the underserved population to participate in 
colorectal screening and screening for other high risk 
diseases.
      The conferees urge CDC to provide additional support for 
Johns Hopkins University to develop the Center for Limb Loss 
Research.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001.
      Within the total provided for asthma, $213,000 is for the 
Buffalo General Foundation, Buffalo, New York, for a study 
examining the impact of air pollution on asthma rates and 
respiratory illness and $921,000 is for Forum Health of 
Youngstown, Ohio for a pediatric/adolescent asthma school 
program.
      Within the total provided for autism, $313,000 is for the 
Marshall University autism center in Huntington, West Virginia; 
$921,000 is for the New Jersey Epidemiologic Surveillance and 
Integration Center for Children with Autism; and $3,000,000 is 
for the Center of Excellence in Autism.
      Within the total provided for birth defects, $147,000 is 
for the Birth Defects Monitoring and Prevention Center at the 
University of South Alabama and $461,000 is for the University 
of Louisville Craniofacial Birth Defects Research Center.
      Within the total provided for cardiovascular diseases, 
$46,000 is for the Sisters of Charity Health Care System and 
Staten Island University Hospital's Heart Center; $500,000 for 
the Michael DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular 
Science; $929,000 is for the Kettering Medical Center Healthy 
Hearts 2001 Initiative; and $4,500,000 is for The Paul 
Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry to track and improve 
the delivery of care to patients with acute stroke. The 
conferees direct CDC to consult with the National Institute for 
Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of 
Health, the Brain Attack Coalition, and other professional 
organizations experienced in the treatment of stroke, in 
developing specific data points for collection as well as 
appropriate benchmarks for analyzing care. The conferees 
further direct CDC to include hospitals, universities, state 
and local health departments, and other appropriate partners to 
design and pilot test prototypes, that will measure the 
delivery of care to patients with acute stroke in order to 
provide real-time data and analysis to reduce death and 
disability from stroke and improve the quality of life for 
acute stroke survivors.
      Within the total provided for colorectal cancer, $184,000 
is for the Sisters of Charity Health Care System to ensure that 
patients have access to early detection of gastro-intestinal 
cancers.
      Within the total provided for community health promotion, 
$553,000 is for the Baltimore City Health Department, Maryland, 
to establish a Center for Chronic Diseases and $900,000 is for 
the University of Texas, Dallas, for the Southwestern Medical 
Center, National Multiple Sclerosis Training Center.
      Within the total provided for comprehensive cancer 
control, $425,000 is for Miami-Dade County, Florida for the 
Health Choice Network to administer the Jesse Trice Cancer 
Prevention Project; $921,000 is for an Appalachian cancer 
demonstration project at the East Tennessee State University 
James H. Quillen College of Medicine to address cancer care in 
the rural Appalachian region; $900,000 is for the University of 
Rhode Island Cancer Prevention Research Center to provide 
interactive interventions of at-risk populations; and $850,000 
is for the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 
Houston, Texas, for a comprehensive cancer control program to 
address minority and medically undeserved populations.
      Within the total provided for diabetes, $230,000 for the 
Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center to support a 
minority-focused diabetes outreach program; $213,000 is for the 
Diabetes-Endocrinology Center of Western New York in Buffalo 
for community education and outreach efforts to improve the 
early detection, prevention and control of diabetes; $276,000 
is for a comprehensive diabetic research, education and 
treatment program at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center in 
Shreveport; $425,000 is for the University of Puerto Rico to 
support surveillance, prevention research and education 
programs at the center for diabetes in Puerto Rico; $1,000,000 
is for the National Diabetes Prevention Center in Gallup, New 
Mexico to continue the prevention center for American Indians; 
and $1,843,000 is for the Center for Diabetes and Prevention 
Control at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to 
provide a national model of diabetes outreach, education, 
prevention and care.
      Within the total provided for disabilities prevention, 
$3,000,000 is to establish a paralysis information and support 
center with the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and to 
enhance efforts on the prevention of secondary complications to 
improve outcomes and the quality of life for people living with 
paralysis.
      Within the total provided for environmental health 
activities, $213,000 is for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health 
District to expand an assessment of human exposure to 
environmental contaminants near Kelly Air Force Base, Texas; 
$400,000 is for the establishment of a National Mass Fatalities 
Training Response Center, at Kirkwood Community College in 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa; $500,000 is for the State of Alaska's 
Department of Health and Social Services to study environmental 
contaminants; $850,000 for a joint United States/Vietnamese 
study on the effects of agent orange; $850,000 for the 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support 
additional research on animal modeling of chronic human 
diseases such as cancer, fibrosis, hypertension, and other 
diseases; and $1,800,000 for the Center for Environmental 
Medicine and Toxicology at the University of Mississippi 
Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.
      Within the total provided for nutrition/physical 
activity, $250,000 is for the National Youth Fitness and 
Obesity Institute at the University of Northern Iowa; $298,000 
is for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North 
Carolina, Institute for Health, Science and Society for the 
Children's Healthy Life Skills Initiative; and $461,000 is for 
the Grenada Lake Medical Center in Grenada, Mississippi to 
conduct a demonstration on physical fitness in rural areas.
      Within the total provided for school health program, 
$140,000 is for Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois 
in collaboration with Loyola University of Chicago and the Cook 
County Board of Health to improve the delivery of on-site 
primary care, preventive care, and health outreach to low-
income parents and students in the community.
      Within the total provided for tobacco, $900,000 is for 
the University of Rhode Island Tobacco Cessation Program to 
compare media and policy interventions on smoking cessation and 
adoption of no smoking policies in the home.
      The conference agreement includes $173,928,000 for breast 
and cervical cancer screening instead of $160,941,000 as 
proposed by the House and $167,016,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conference agreement includes bill language to 
allow the agency to expand the WISEWOMAN program to not more 
than 15 States as proposed by the Senate. The House bill 
allowed the agency to expand the program to not more than 10 
States.
      The conferees urge the CDC to give full and fair 
consideration to proposals from Access Community Health Network 
in Chicago for delivering breast and cervical cancer screening 
and follow-up services to minority women.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
      --$92,000 to evaluate the high incidence of breast cancer 
in DuPage County, Illinois;
      --$213,000 for Marin County, California to evaluate the 
high incidence of breast cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area;
      --$1,671,000 for the Healthcare Association of New York 
State for a breast cancer demonstration project to develop an 
integrated model for the delivery of comprehensive breast 
cancer services in a coordinated setting.
      The conference agreement includes $181,701,000 for 
infectious diseases instead of $111,622,000 as proposed by the 
House and $112,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within the 
total provided, $25,000,000 is for the establishment of 
partnerships between CDC and academic institutions and State 
and local public health departments to carry out pilot programs 
for antimicrobial resistance detection, surveillance, education 
and prevention, and to conduct research on resistance 
mechanisms and new or more effective antimicrobial compounds.
      The conferees commend CDC for its initiative to work with 
hospitals in identifying and responding to the risk of 
hospital-acquired infections and the emergence of antimicrobial 
resistance in the pediatric population, including its 
successful development of the largest hospital-based infection 
control network in the country. The conferees encourage CDC to 
continue its effort to work with pediatric hospital networks to 
improve infection control efforts for children, particularly 
high-risk children.
      Within the total provided, $25,000,000 is to continue 
planned activities and to expand efforts to control the West 
Nile virus, an increase of $20,000,000 above the President's 
request. The conferees direct CDC to ensure an equitable 
distribution of these funds based on the impact of the West 
Nile virus in particular states and localities during calendar 
year 2000. The criteria should include: the date of first 
positive findings, intensity of wildlife transmission, 
occurrence of human illness, geographic extent of positive 
findings, laboratory testing/activities, and employment of 
control measures, including spraying.
      Also within the total provided is $34,577,000 for NEDSS/
EID and an increase of $4,000,000 for malaria programs.
      The conferees urge CDC to give full and fair 
consideration to a proposal by Advance Paradigm to demonstrate 
the role of provider utilization of information technology to 
improve patient safety through management of polypharmacy 
outcomes.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
      --$149,000 for Case Western Reserve University, 
Cleveland, Ohio for prion disease surveillance;
      --$250,000 for the Institute for Clinical Evaluation for 
the reduction of medical errors through the development and 
demonstration of virtual reality medical technology simulation 
for training health care workers in medical procedures;
      --$300,000 for the Fletcher Allen Health Care, 
Burlington, Vermont for a demonstration to reduce medical 
errors;
      --$500,000 for the Iowa Department of Public Health for a 
demonstration to identify and develop strategies to reduce 
adverse medical events;
      --$961,000 for the University of Texas Medical Branch, 
Galveston, Texas, Tyler Border Infectious Disease Monitoring 
Program;
      --$921,000 for the Emerging Infectious Diseases Center at 
the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque to develop a 
network-based surveillance system; and
      --$1,843,000 to develop a comprehensive, statewide 
electronic public health reporting system in the State of 
Delaware.
      The conference agreement includes $34,933,000 for lead 
poisoning prevention instead of $31,019,000 as proposed by the 
House and $30,978,000 as proposed by the Senate. CDC is 
encouraged to work with Early Head Start in developing a 
strategy identify and target resources for childhood lead 
poisoning prevention to high-risk populations.
      The conference agreement includes $77,332,000 for injury 
control instead of $66,298,000 as proposed by the House and 
$69,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees have provided an additional $3,000,000 for 
CDC to strengthen its focus on violence by supporting 
initiatives directed at the prevention of physical and 
emotional injuries associated with child abuse and neglect. The 
conferees note that CDC convened a group of experts on child 
maltreatment to identify future directions for prevention. 
Increased funds are provided to begin to improve information on 
child maltreatment through mechanisms such as state-based 
surveillance, the development of uniform definitions, and 
survey information from victims and perpetrators. The conferees 
also support the evaluation and dissemination of effective 
interventions and urge CDC to develop and distribute an 
evaluation primer, a resource guide for evaluated child 
maltreatment interventions, and educational materials on child 
maltreatment prevention.
      The conferees include $2,000,000 to support a joint 
effort by CDC and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to 
identify products that contribute to common injuries. The 
conferees understand that this effort includes collecting 
information from hospitals that currently offer 24-hour trauma 
service. The conferees agree that any research and/or study 
undertaken shall address all products contributing to injuries 
found in these areas and that all existing restrictions on CDC 
funding and the Consumer Product Safety Commission apply to all 
aspects of this effort.
      CDC is urged to conduct evaluation research on 
sleepiness, sleep deprivation, and injury prevention associated 
with fatigue.
      The conferees concur with Senate report language 
regarding the development of population-based injury reporting 
systems and recognize the efforts of the University of 
Maryland, College Park.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
      --$92,000 for the Rebuild program at Inova Fairfax 
Hospital that will enable trauma system doctors and nurses to 
work effectively with the families of trauma victims;
      --$200,000 for the National Children's Center of Rural 
Agricultural Health;
      --$250,000 for the American Trauma Society for a trauma 
information and exchange program;
      --$425,000 for the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, 
Washington, DC to improve child health through parental 
training and technical assistance in public housing sites and 
communities;
      --$750,000 for an Alaska Injury Prevention Center of 
which $250,000 is for collaboration with the State of Alaska 
Department of Health and Social Services and $500,000 is to 
develop a statewide childhood injury prevention program;
      --$850,000 for the Kennedy Krieger National Center for 
Research on Behavior of Children and Youth, Baltimore, Maryland 
for a youth violence prevention project; and
      --$921,000 for the Save A Life Foundation to expand the 
training of its basic life supporting first aid program.
      The conference agreement includes $119,375,000 for the 
national occupational safety and health program instead of 
$86,346,000 as proposed by the House and $105,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees provide an increase over the request of 
$10,000,000 for the National Occupational Research Agenda, 
$9,000,000 for respirator research and personal protective 
technology, and $1,000,000 for Education and Resource Centers.
      The conferees urge NIOSH to be supportive of developing a 
Pacific basin focus at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
      The conferees include $723,000 for Purdue University in 
West Lafayette, Indiana, to support the Construction Safety 
Alliance for a national program in construction safety and 
health.
      The conference agreement includes $174,851,000 for 
epidemic services instead of $155,338,000 as proposed by the 
House and $30,254,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within the 
total provided, $125,000,000 is for a National Campaign to 
Change Children's Health Behaviors as described in the House 
report, including promoting mental health. The campaign is 
designed to clearly communicate messages that will help kids 
develop habits that foster good health over a lifetime. The 
conferees expect the goals of the campaign will also address 
the growing problem of obesity in this country. By displacing 
the opportunity for young people to make bad choices during 
after-school and weekend hours (such as being physically 
inactive) with opportunities to engage in positive goal-
directed activities (such as sports and other physical 
activity) the campaign will reduce the proportion of children 
and adolescents who are overweight and obese.
      The conferees commend CDC's leadership role in landmine 
victim assistance programs and have provided an additional 
$5,000,000 to support expansion of the landmine survivor 
program as well as the partnership with the Landmine Survivors 
Network to further develop peer support networks that address 
the rehabilitative and socioeconomic needs of landmine victims 
in mine affected countries.
      The agreement includes $14,000,000 for the safe 
motherhood initiative. The conferees urge CDC to further its 
efforts to prevent deaths and complications during pregnancy 
and reduce racial disparities, with special focus on 
complications related to a lack of access to prenatal care and 
community support.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
      --$9,000 for the Cross Road Foundation for a pilot 
project to sponsor singles mother self-help groups to improve 
parenting skills;
      --$37,000 for Victory Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn, New 
York to expand its prenatal program for uninsured, pregnant 
women;
      --$100,000 for the Northern New Jersey Maternal Child 
Health Consortium;
      --$184,000 for the Children's Hospital of Buffalo for 
activities related to intestinal motility disorders in infants;
      --$500,000 for the University Medical Center of Southern 
Nevada for Maternal and Neonatal Intensive Care;
      --$900,000 for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resources, 
Inc., Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start project;
      --$1,000,000 for the Prince George's County Health 
Department for Infant Mortality Prevention;
      --$1,020,000 for Jackson State University, Office of 
Research and Development to establish an epidemiological 
research institute;
      --$1,704,000 is for the University of Arizona, College of 
Public Health to continue comprehensive research and evaluation 
of the unique public health risks along the U.S.-Mexico border; 
and
      --$3,001,000 for the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for 
Healthy Mothers and Babies Friendly Access program to improve 
the quality of perinatal health service delivery.
      The conference agreement includes $13,593,000 for 
prevention research as proposed by the House instead of 
$13,386,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $35,009,000 for health 
disparities demonstrations instead of $32,184,000 as proposed 
by the House and $27,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $669,130,000 for 
program administration instead of $648,774,000 as proposed by 
the House and $626,228,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees do not include language proposed by the 
Senate to reduce administrative expenses of the CDC. The House 
bill contained no similar provision.

                     National Institutes of Health

                       National Cancer Institute

      The conference agreement includes $3,757,242,000 for the 
National Cancer Institute instead of $3,793,587,000 as proposed 
by the House and $3,804,084,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      NCI is encouraged to take appropriate steps to take full 
advantage of scientific opportunities that may be available 
from using genealogical databases to understand, diagnose, 
treat and prevent cancer and other diseases.

                National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

      The conference agreement includes $2,299,866,000 for the 
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute instead of 
$2,321,320,000 as proposed by the House and $2,328,102,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees support research on the interaction of 
tuberculosis and AIDS conducted through the Institute's AIDS 
research program and encourage enhanced research in this area. 
The conferees also urge NHLBI to continue research and 
development efforts in the area of polynitroxylated hemoglobin, 
a blood cell substitute being developed to provide oxygen 
carrying capacity and adequate blood flow to the critically 
injured.

         National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

      The conference agreement includes $306,448,000 for the 
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research instead 
of $309,007,000 as proposed by the House and $309,923,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees are concerned about the exceptionally high 
rate of severe dental caries suffered by American Indian 
children and encourage NIDCR to support long-term research of 
the etiology and pathogenesis of dental caries in these 
populations. The conferees also encourage NIDCR to conduct 
research on effective ways to control severe caries in American 
Indian children through all available mechanisms, as 
appropriate, including clinical trials.

    national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases

      The conference agreement includes $1,303,385,000 for the 
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney 
Diseases instead of $1,315,530,000 as proposed by the House and 
$1,318,106,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees are concerned that the urology research 
effort is not addressing the large public health impact of 
urological diseases and conditions. NIDDK is strongly urged to 
enhance its research initiatives in urology.
      The conferees encourage NIDDK to coordinate with the 
Office of Dietary Supplements on their findings from the 
chromium and diabetes nutrition conference held in November of 
1999. The Institute is encouraged to enhance basic research 
grants to examine cellular glucose metabolism and the factors 
that influence that metabolism, especially the influence of 
chromium-containing compounds on glucose receptors.
      The conferees encourage NIDDK to expand research efforts 
for treatments for mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS). The conferees 
recognize the recent progress in some areas of MPS research, 
however the persistent challenges in development of effective 
treatments remain. NIDDK is encouraged to work with other 
Institutes, especially NINDS and NICHD, to research effective 
therapies.
      The conferees are concerned regarding reports that 
funding for two of the four recently established 
Interdisciplinary Research Centers have been significantly 
reduced. The conferees urge NIDDK, consistent with the PKD 
Strategic Plan, to fully fund the four Interdisciplinary 
Research Centers.
      The conferees are pleased with the growth of the NIDDK 
research portfolio on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the 
focus on IBD in several of the Institute's digestive diseases 
centers. Moreover, several new initiatives are planned, 
including efforts to create an IBD genetics consortium in 
followup to a meeting NIDDK held in March 2000 on the genetics 
of IBD. The conferees are hopeful that IBD will be one of the 
diseases to be studied in the soon-to-be-established NIDDK 
digestive diseases trial network. The conferees urge the 
Institute to foster research on genetic, environmental and 
other factors that offer promise of shedding light on the 
underlying causes of immunologic abnormalities and inflammatory 
mechanisms in IBD, and that may help point the way to more 
effective therapeutic and preventive strategies.

        national institute of neurological disorders and stroke

      The conference agreement includes $1,176,482,000 for the 
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke instead 
of $1,185,767,000 as proposed by the House and $1,189,425,000 
as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees are aware of the efforts of NINDS to 
identify the gene that causes Mucolipidosis Type IV (ML-4), a 
debilitating genetic metabolic disorder that prevents normal 
development in children. The conferees encourage NINDS to 
consider conducting workshops and expand research efforts in 
this area.
      The conferees urge NINDS to enhance research activities 
on the development or adaptation of electrical stimulation 
devices to activate the reflexes of the paralyzed muscles that 
open the airway during breathing in cases of paralyzed vocal 
cords due to trauma or neurodegenerative disease.
      The conferees encourage NINDS to continue their 
collaborative efforts with advocacy groups to develop 
treatments for Friedreich's ataxia.
      Recent advances in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) research 
have found that activation of the SMN2 gene may benefit 
treatment of SMA. The conferees urge NINDS to develop a SMA 
basic and clinical research portfolio through all available 
mechanisms, as appropriate, including clinical trials of drug 
compounds capable of activating SMN2 expression. The conferees 
also encourage the Institute to explore areas of promising 
research identified in the 2000 Families of SMA International 
Workshop.
      Mitochondrial disorders comprise a panoply of 
progressive, neurodegenerative syndromes affecting multiple 
organ systems and causing mild to severe disabling neurological 
complications. At present there is no cure or therapies that 
are effective. It is recognized that adult onset disorders such 
as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's diseases may have 
an associated mitochondrial defect. The conferees urge NINDS 
and other relevant Institutes to explore the potential 
applicability of promising new therapies for these diseases in 
treating patients with mitochondrial disorders.
      The conferees are pleased to note that progress continues 
to be made both with respect to the treatment and in our 
understanding of the cause of multiple sclerosis. Recent 
studies have provided the best evidence to date that the 
disease is caused by over-reactivity of a person's own immune 
response. Based on these advances, the conferees encourage 
NINDS to expand its efforts to test new, innovative therapies. 
Research strategies should include the use of MRI and other 
surrogate biomarkers to help determine the stage of the 
disease, to evaluate effective treatments, and to improve 
diagnosis.

         National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

      The conference agreement includes $2,043,208,000 for the 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases instead 
of $2,062,126,000 as proposed by the House and $2,066,526,000 
as proposed by the Senate.

             National Institute of General Medical Sciences

      The conference agreement includes $1,535,823,000 for the 
National Institute of General Medical Sciences instead of 
$1,548,313,000 as proposed by the House and $1,554,176,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

        National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

      The conference agreement includes $976,455,000 for the 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development as 
proposed by the Senate instead of $984,300,000 as proposed by 
the House.
      The conferees are supportive of plans to conduct a 
national longitudinal study of environmental influences on 
children's health. The Director of NICHD is urged to establish 
a consortium of representatives from appropriate Federal 
agencies, including CDC, EPA and other NIH Institutes to plan 
and initiate pilot studies that will provide the information 
necessary to develop and implement the full national 
longitudinal study. To this end, the conferees have provided 
funds to support this initiative and look forward to learning 
of the progress made during the fiscal year 2002 appropriations 
hearing.

                         National Eye Institute

      The conference agreement includes $510,611,000 for the 
National Eye Institute instead of $514,673,000 as proposed by 
the House and $516,605,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Recent progress in genetics research has opened up the 
potential for gene-based approaches for the prevention and 
treatment of retinal and other blinding diseases. Gene-based 
therapies for several forms of retinal degeneration have been 
successfully demonstrated in laboratory animal studies, and 
preclinical work has satisfied patient safety and ethical 
issues. The conferees urge NEI to accelerate the development of 
these new gene-based approaches through all available 
mechanisms, as appropriate, including clinical trials.

          National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

      The conference agreement includes $502,549,000 for the 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences instead of 
$506,730,000 as proposed by the House and $508,263,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The causes of breast cancer are largely unknown. There is 
little agreement in the scientific community on how the 
environment impacts breast cancer. While studies have been 
conducted on the links between environmental factors like diet, 
pesticides, and electromagnetic fields, no conclusive evidence 
exists. The conferees encourage NIEHS to enhance research 
efforts to study the links between the environment and breast 
cancer through all available mechanisms, as appropriate, 
including establishing centers of excellence.

                      National Institute on Aging

      The conference agreement includes $786,039,000 for the 
National Institute on Aging instead of $790,299,000 as proposed 
by the House and $794,625,000 as proposed by the Senate.

 National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

      The conference agreement includes $396,687,000 for the 
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin 
Diseases instead of $400,025,000 as proposed by the House and 
$401,161,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), more commonly known as 
Children's Brittle Bone Disease, is a rare genetic disorder for 
which there is presently no cure. The conferees strongly 
encourage NIH to expand its support for research into the 
causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and eventual cure for 
OI and to coordinate public research efforts with those 
supported by the private sector. The Director of NIAMS should 
be prepared to testify on this issue at the fiscal year 2002 
appropriations hearing.
      Important strides have been made with the establishment 
of the Osteoporosis and Related Bone-Disease National Resource 
Center. The conferees urge NIAMS to expand support for the 
resource center's current activities, including developing and 
disseminating information based on current research findings 
that improve knowledge and understanding of the prevention, 
diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis and related bone 
diseases, implementing and evaluating model education programs 
to enhance bone health and reduce future risk of osteoporosis, 
and supporting public and private efforts to broaden the base 
of knowledge about osteoporosis and related bone diseases.
      The conferees commend NIAMS for its growing support of 
research on rheumatic diseases of childhood, including the 
recent opening of a new Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic on the 
NIH campus. However, the conferees are concerned about the 
cadre of pediatric rheumatologists who are trained to treat and 
study these diseases. NIAMS is therefore encouraged to work 
with the Secretary of HHS and other PHS components, as 
appropriate, to assist in evaluating the status of the 
pediatric rheumatology workforce. In particular, the Institute 
is encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to support 
loan repayment for researchers working in the area of childhood 
rheumatic diseases.

    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

      The conference agreement includes $300,581,000 for the 
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication 
Disorders as proposed by the Senate instead of $301,787,000 as 
proposed by the House.
      The conferees urge NIDCD to continue research on inner 
ear hair cell regeneration with special emphasis on gene 
delivery and gene transfer technology with specific relevance 
to the inner ear and the development of improved hearing aids 
and cochlear implants using digital processes. The conferees 
also urge NIDCD to continue to recruit experts from the field 
of molecular and cellular biology and genetics.

                 National Institute of Nursing Research

      The conference agreement includes $104,370,000 for the 
National Institute of Nursing Research instead of $102,312,000 
as proposed by the House and $106,848,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

           National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

      The conference agreement includes $340,678,000 for the 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism instead of 
$349,216,000 as proposed by the House and $336,848,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

                    National Institute on Drug Abuse

      The conference agreement includes $781,327,000 for the 
National Institute on Drug Abuse instead of $788,201,000 as 
proposed by the House and $790,038,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                  National Institute of Mental Health

      The conference agreement includes $1,107,028,000 for the 
National Institute of Mental Health as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $1,114,638,000 as proposed by the House.

                National Human Genome Research Institute

      The conference agreement includes $382,384,000 for the 
National Human Genome Research Institute instead of 
$386,410,000 as proposed by the House and $385,888,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

                 National Center for Research Resources

      The conference agreement includes $817,475,000 for the 
National Center for Research Resources instead of $832,027,000 
as proposed by the House and $775,212,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conferees include a provision to waive the matching 
requirement for the grant or contract to manage the 288 
chimpanzees acquired by the Coulston Foundation. The House and 
Senate bills contained no similar provision.
      Within the total provided, $100,000,000 is for the 
Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) program as proposed by 
the House instead of $60,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. In 
the implementation of these funds, the conferees concur with 
the language contained in the House report. In addition, the 
conferees believe that the General Clinical Research Centers 
(GCRCs) are essential to furthering biomedical research 
progress and have included funds for NCRR above the 
Administration's request to permit an increase for GCRCs 
commensurate with the overall NIH funding increase.
      The conferees urge NCRR to use a portion of the increase 
provided for a new competition of Science Education Program 
Awards grants. The conferees further urge that these funds be 
used consistent with language contained in last year's House 
and Senate reports.

                  John E. Fogarty International Center

      The conference agreement includes $50,514,000 for the 
John E. Fogarty International Center instead of $50,299,000 as 
proposed by the House and $61,260,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                      National Library of Medicine

      The conference agreement includes $246,801,000 for the 
National Library of Medicine instead of $256,281,000 as 
proposed by the House and $256,953,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

       National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

      The conference agreement includes $89,211,000 for the 
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine 
instead of $78,880,000 as proposed by the House and 
$100,089,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees are aware of the health benefits of 
cranberries and cranberry juice products in maintaining urinary 
tract health as well as their positive antibacterial and 
antioxidant effects and believe that independent Federally-
funded research to test and/or validate these findings could 
add to the arsenal of health-based and nutritional alternatives 
to wellness. The conferees encourage NCCAM to study the health 
benefits of cranberry products.

       National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

      While the overall health of the nation has improved over 
the last two decades, there continues to be striking 
disparities in the burden of illness and death experienced by 
African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, 
and Asian-Pacific Islanders. Moreover, the largest numbers of 
medically underserved are white individuals, and many of them 
have the same health and access problems as do members of 
minority groups. Overcoming such persistent and perplexing 
health disparities, and promoting health for all Americans, 
ranks as one of our Nation's foremost challenges.
      These disparities are believed to be the result of the 
complex interaction among socioeconomic and biological factors, 
the environment, and specific behaviors, as well as other 
factors. While some of the causes of inequitable health 
outcomes may be beyond the scope of biomedical research, the 
conferees recognize that NIH has made research into health 
disparities a high priority, and has already taken steps to 
expand the role of research into why some minority groups have 
disproportionately high rates of disease.
      Congress recently passed and the President has signed the 
Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education 
Act of 2000. The Act established the National Center on 
Minority Health and Health Disparities, which will enable NIH 
to move ahead more rapidly toward its goal of elucidating the 
factors that contribute to these disparities. The Center will 
conduct and support research through grants to support programs 
targeting diseases and conditions that disproportionately 
affect minority groups and other populations with health 
disparities. The Center will build on the work of the Office 
for Research on Minority Health and the success of the Minority 
Health Initiative, currently located in the NIH Office of the 
Director. This will complement the ongoing research of the NIH 
Research Institutes and Centers also aimed at reducing health 
disparities. To emphasize the visibility of this new Center and 
the importance of its research mission, the conferees have 
included bill language providing $130,200,000 for the Center.

                         Office of the Director

                     (Including Transfer of Funds)

      The conference agreement includes $213,581,000 for the 
Office of the Director instead of $342,307,000 as proposed by 
the House and $352,165,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
agreement includes a designation in bill language of 
$48,271,000 for the operations of the Office of AIDS Research. 
The conferees understand that with the funds allocated to NIH, 
the NIH expects to provide $2,266,987,000 in AIDS research 
funding.
      The agreement includes funds within the Office of the 
Director to address the trend of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 
communities of color. The Office is encouraged to expand and 
strengthen science-based HIV prevention research for African 
Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Native 
Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders and consideration should be 
given to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The Office is 
also encouraged to expand existing culturally competent 
behavioral research, conducted by minority principal 
investigators, that seeks to break the link between HIV 
infection and high risk behaviors and that seeks to decrease 
the rate of mortality in targeted minority populations.
      The conferees continue to be interested in matching the 
increased needs of researchers who rely upon human tissue and 
organs to study human diseases and to search for cures. The 
conferees are aware of a recent review by a panel of experts 
that found that there is a rapidly expanding and unmet demand 
for the use of human tissue samples for research purposes. The 
conferees encourage the Director of NIH to work with the 
relevant Institutes to consider expanding support in this area 
and request that the Director be prepared to report on its plan 
to meet the demand for human tissue at the fiscal year 2002 
appropriations hearing.
      The conferees encourage NIH to consider establishing a 
trans-NIH coordinating committee to focus on the lymphatic 
system, with particular emphasis on lymphedema and related 
lymphatic disorders.
      The conferees are aware of concerns raised regarding the 
progress of NIH research into fascioscapulohumeral muscular 
dystrophy and fascioscapulohumeral disease and encourage NIH to 
expand research in this area.
      The conferees concur with the language contained in the 
Senate report regarding microbicides research.
      The conferees encourage NIA, NICHD, and NINDS to work 
collaboratively to enhance research into Hutchison-Gilford 
Progeria Syndrome, an illness that strikes children in their 
first year causing them to age rapidly and prematurely and for 
which the average life expectancy is 13 years.
      The NIH has developed a five-year Parkinson's Disease 
Research Agenda. To carry out the plan, the professional 
judgement budget estimates call for increases over existing 
Parkinson's research of $71,400,000 in year one (fiscal year 
2001). The conferees strongly urge the Director to work toward 
implementation of the research agenda and oversee coordination 
of all relevant Institutes, including NINDS, NIEHS, NIA, and 
others conducting Parkinson's research. The Director is 
requested to report by March 1, 2001 on the progress towards 
implementation of the research agenda and to submit updated 
professional judgement funding projections for subsequent 
years.
      The conferees concur with the language in the Senate 
report regarding a study of the structure of NIH and expect to 
receive a report and recommendations one year from the date of 
confirmation of the new NIH Director.
      The conferees have been made aware of the public interest 
in securing an appropriate return on the NIH investment in 
basic research. The conferees are also aware of the mounting 
concern over the cost to patients of therapeutic drugs. By July 
2001, based on a list of such therapeutic drugs which are FDA 
approved, have reached $500,000,000 per year in sales in the 
United States, and have received NIH funding, NIH will prepare 
a plan to ensure that taxpayers' interests are protected.
      The Office of Dietary Supplements is urged to research 
the relationship between chromium deficiencies and diabetes in 
Native Americans through all available mechanisms, as 
appropriate, including clinical trials.
      The number of Americans taking dietary supplements 
containing ephedra has risen dramatically. The conferees 
encourage the Office of Dietary Supplements to enhance clinical 
research on the safety and efficacy of these products.
      The conferees urge NIH to minimize the use of non-human 
animals in nicotine or tobacco experiments, and is encouraged 
to explore any non-human research methods that are currently 
available or under development that may be used as an 
alternative to using non-human animals.
      The conferees are concerned about the transfer of HIV 
prevention interventions that have proven to be effective to 
service programs supported by other federal agencies, such as 
CDC and HRSA. The Office of AIDS Research (OAR) should work 
with the ICs to increase NIH efforts in this area through the 
establishment of programs for regional technical assistance, 
technology transfer, and training for the purpose of providing 
links between evidence-based HIV prevention science and public 
health departments, community planning groups, healthcare 
providers, and prevention service providers.
      The conferees strongly urge NIH to implement an 
intensified research effort regarding autism consistent with 
the Children's Health Act of 2000. The Director of NIH should 
also provide a report to the House and Senate Appropriations 
Committees by March 1, 2001 regarding a plan for establishing 
the Centers of Excellence on Autism Program authorized in the 
Children's Health Act of 2000.
      The conferees commend the Office of AIDS Research for 
convening an external review of the Centers for AIDS Research 
Program and for the five year plan to increase the number of 
Centers. However, the conferees urge the NIH to consider ways 
in which the five year plan can be modified to balance the need 
to expand the number of Centers with the need to adequately 
support the leading AIDS research institutions with the core 
center mechanisms that they need to efficiently pursue AIDS 
research.
      The conferees encourage NIH to pursue recommendations 
from the Diabetes Research Working Group to address the 
specific needs of minority populations.
      The conferees are aware of the National Institute of 
Child Health and Human Development's (NICHD) efforts to 
establish a Perinatology Research Branch (PRB) to conduct 
research programs on pregnancy and perinatology in the greater 
metropolitan region of the District of Columbia. After several 
attempts, the conferees understand that NICHD now intends to 
hold a nationwide competition for a site for the PRB. The 
Director is requested to submit a written report by March 1, 
2001, explaining why the efforts to establish the PRB in the 
greater metropolitan region of the District of Columbia have 
to-date been unsuccessful. The District of Columbia has the 
highest rate of infant mortality in the United States, the 
highest rate of infants born with low birthweights, and the 
lowest percentage of mothers receiving early prenatal care. 
Therefore, the report should include possible alternative 
methods for conducting research programs on pregnancy and 
perinatology in the greater metropolitan region of the District 
of Columbia.
      The conferees believe it appropriate for NIH to recognize 
Paul Rogers' numerous contributions to the public health and 
medical research. Therefore, the conferees urge the Director to 
designate the plaza in front of the James Shannon building on 
the NIH campus as the Paul G. Rogers Plaza and to commemorate 
it in his honor.
      The conferees appreciate the efforts of the Director to 
ensure that NLM's future physical needs are met and encourage 
that sufficient funds be made available from within NLM funding 
to meet these needs.

                        Buildings and Facilities

      The conference agreement includes $153,790,000 for 
buildings and facilities instead of $178,700,000 as proposed by 
the House and $148,900,000 as proposed by the Senate.

       Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

               Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

      The conference agreement includes $2,958,001,000 for 
substance abuse and mental health services instead of 
$2,727,626,000 as proposed by the House and $2,730,757,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within the funds provided, the 
conferees intend that $15,000,000 is to carry out the fetal 
alcohol syndrome prevention and services program.
Center for Mental Health Services
      The conference agreement includes $420,000,000 for the 
mental health block grant instead of $416,000,000 as proposed 
by the House and $366,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $91,763,000 for 
children's mental health instead of $86,763,000 as proposed by 
both the House and Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $36,883,000 for grants 
to states for the homeless (PATH) as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $30,883,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $30,000,000 for 
protection and advocacy instead of $24,903,000 as proposed by 
the House and $25,903,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees continue to be concerned about deaths and serious 
injuries due to the inappropriate use of seclusion and 
restraints in facilities that treat individuals with mental 
illnesses and have provided additional resources so that these 
deaths can be investigated and future incidences can be 
prevented.
      The conference agreement includes $203,674,000 for 
programs of regional and national significance instead of 
$132,749,000 as proposed by the House and $146,875,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total provided, $90,000,000 provided under 
section 581 of the Public Health Service Act is for the support 
and delivery of school-based and school-related mental health 
services for school-age youth. It is intended that the 
Department will continue to collaborate its efforts with the 
Department of Education to develop a coordinated approach. The 
conferees recognize it may be necessary for the agency to 
allocate additional resources to the Safe Schools/Healthy 
Students Action Center to expand its technical assistance to 
serve new grantees.
      Within the total provided, $3,000,000 is for suicide 
prevention hotlines. The conferees direct SAMHSA to undertake 
an evaluation of the effectiveness of these hotlines in 
preventing suicides.
      The conferees believe that SAMHSA is uniquely qualified 
to support a clearinghouse for youth suicide prevention, 
including a database and related files of reference materials 
and organizations. SAMHSA, through this clearinghouse, could 
provide training and technical assistance to States to 
implement the Surgeon General's recommendations for suicide 
prevention.
      Within the total provided, $10,000,000 is provided under 
section 582 of the Public Health Service Act to support up to 
22 grants to local mental health providers for the purposes of 
developing knowledge of best practices and providing mental 
health services to children and youth suffering from post 
traumatic stress disorder as a result of having witnessed or 
experienced a traumatic event. Grantees can include psychiatric 
hospitals, general hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, 
and community and university-based mental health programs. With 
respect to grants for knowledge development, preference should 
be given to applicants with experience in the field of trauma 
related mental disorders in children and youth.
      Within the total provided, $2,000,000 is to support 
professional training in restraints and seclusion in 
residential and day treatment centers for children and youth. 
This training initiative will support grants to non-profit and 
public entities for the purpose of developing and demonstrating 
the effectiveness of a best-practices training model to avoid 
the inappropriate use of restraints and seclusion.
      The conferees are supportive of efforts to develop a 
model training demonstration project to help eliminate deaths 
and injuries that occur in mental health facilities due to the 
inappropriate use of seclusion and restraints. Such a model 
training program should emphasize conflict resolution and de-
escalation.
      Within the total provided, an increase of $2,000,000 is 
to provide additional support for minority fellowships in 
mental health.
      Within the total provided, $7,000,000 is for the 
treatment of mental health disorders related to HIV disease 
including: dementia, clinical depression and the chronic, 
progressive neurological disabilities that often accompany HIV 
disease. These direct services grants provided to minority 
community-based providers that operate in traditional and non-
traditional settings are designed to strengthen their capacity 
to provide HIV related mental health services.
      Funds are included to provide grants to local communities 
to improve mental health screening and referrals in non-mental 
health settings and continue support for jail diversion 
programs for non-violent mentally ill offenders.
      It is intended that funds used to make grants to States 
for the purpose of developing data infrastructure will be used 
for mental health only.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
      --$83,000 for the Hope Center in Lexington, Kentucky;
      --$85,000 for Steinway Child and Family Services, Inc. in 
Queens, New York for HIV/AIDS prevention;
      --$100,000 for the American Trauma Society to support its 
Second Trauma Program which helps train trauma system health 
care professionals to assist individuals facing the shock of an 
unexpected death or critical injury to their family members;
      --$200,000 for the Concord-Assabet Family Services Center 
for a model transitional living program for troubled youth;
      --$325,000 for Preschool Anger Management, Family 
Communications;
      --$500,000 for the Life Quest Community Mental Health 
Center in Wasilla, Alaska;
      --$680,000 for Pacific Clinics in Arcadia, California, to 
support a school-based mental health demonstration program for 
Latina adolescents in partnership with community groups, mental 
health agencies, local governments and school systems in 
Southeast Los Angeles county;
      --$803,000 for the Bert Nash Community Mental Health 
Center in Lawrence, Kansas, to provide mental health services 
in schools and other settings to prevent juvenile crime and 
substance abuse among high-risk youth;
      --$800,000 for the Alaska Federation of Natives for 
innovative homeless mental health services in Alaska;
      --$850,000 for the Iowa State University Extension to 
develop a program which would provide outreach, training, and 
counseling services in rural areas;
      --$921,000 for the United Power for Action and Justice 
demonstration project in Chicagoland area to end the cycle of 
homelessness;
      --$921,000 for a mentally ill offender crime reduction 
demonstration in Ventura County, California to create the 
building blocks for a continuum of care for mentally ill 
offenders who enter the jail system in the county;
      --$850,000 for the University of Connecticut for an urban 
health initiative to improve mental health services to 
underserved high-risk individuals living in urban public 
housing;
      --$1,007,000 for the University of Florida National Rural 
Behavioral Health Center to train extension agents in crisis 
intervention and stress management to better equip them to deal 
with emotional and stress related problems;
      --$1,500,000 for the Ch'eghutsen program in interior 
Alaska; and
      --$1,300,000 for the Alaska Federation of Natives to use 
integrated community care to treat native Alaska children with 
mental health disorders.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
      The conference agreement includes $1,665,000,000 for the 
substance abuse block grant instead of $1,631,000,000 as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $256,315,000 for 
programs of regional and national significance instead of 
$213,716,000 as proposed by the House and $249,566,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within the total provided, $10,000,000 
is to initiate grants to local non-profit and public entities 
for the purpose of developing and expanding substance abuse 
services for homeless persons.
      The agreement includes $53,000,000 designed to provide 
targeted service expansion and capacity building to minority, 
community-based substance abuse treatment programs with a 
history of providing services to communities of color severely 
impacted by substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. The correlation 
between addiction and HIV/AIDS is well documented. Injection 
drug use alone still accounts for more than 20 percent of the 
primary HIV infection risk for African American and Latino 
adults. These funds are to be allocated based on program 
priorities identified in the previous fiscal year and new 
priorities. Funds are also included to enhance state and county 
efforts to plan and develop integrated substance abuse and HIV/
AIDS treatment and prevention services to communities of color.
      The conferees are supportive of the efforts of the 
Sunshine Shelter for abused and neglected children in Natchez, 
Mississippi in treating chemically dependent women and their 
children and note that additional resources would allow the 
Shelter to expand its outreach efforts.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
      --$100,000 for the Vermont Department of Health Office of 
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention to examine adolescent 
residential treatment programs;
      --$106,000 for Center Point, Inc., in Marin County, 
California, to continue support for substance abuse and related 
services for minority, homeless and other at risk populations;
      --$200,000 for Green Door in Washington, D.C. to treat 
minority consumers with substance abuse problems and mental 
health issues;
      --$250,000 for the Allegheny County Drug and Alcohol 
Rehabilitation Program;
      --$500,000 for the Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug 
Abuse Treatment;
      --$500,000 for the House of Mercy in Des Moines, Iowa to 
support treatment programs for pregnant and post-partum women;
      --$500,000 for the State of Wyoming to carry out an 
innovative substance abuse prevention and treatment program;
      --$425,000 for Humboldt County, California, to support 
residential substance abuse and related services for women who 
have children;
      --$608,000 for the Hope Center in Lexington, Kentucky;
      --$645,000 for the Grove Counseling Center in Winter 
Springs, Florida for a demonstration project of effective youth 
substance abuse treatment methods;
      --$750,000 for the Fairbanks LifeGivers Pregnant and 
Parenting Teens program;
      --$900,000 for the Alaska Federation of Natives to 
identify best substance abuse treatment practices;
      --$1,105,000 for the City of San Francisco's model 
``Treatment on Demand'' program for the homeless; and
      --$2,210,000 for the Baltimore City Health Department to 
use innovative methods to enhance drug treatment services.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
      The conference agreement includes $175,145,000 for 
programs of regional and national significance instead of 
$132,742,000 as proposed by the House and $127,824,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within the total provided, it is 
intended that high-risk youth grants will at least be 
maintained at last year's level.
      The agreement includes $32,100,000 for grants to minority 
community based organizations to implement programs that 
strengthen substance abuse prevention capacity in communities 
of color disproportionately impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, 
based on the most recent estimated living AIDS cases, HIV 
infections and AIDS mortality among ethnic and racial 
minorities as reported by the CDC.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
      --$85,000 for the City of Alexandria, Virginia, substance 
abuse prevention demonstration program for high-risk Latino 
youth;
      --$213,000 for the Rock Island County Council on 
Addiction in East Moline, Illinois, for a youth substance abuse 
prevention program; and
      --$500,000 for the Drug-free Families Initiative at the 
University of Missouri, St. Louis.
      The conferees have included sufficient funds to continue 
the pregnant and post-partum substance abuse prevention 
evaluations for both the Community Prevention Parnership of 
Berks County, Inc. and the Family Planning Council of 
Pennsylvania
Program Management
      The conference agreement includes $79,221,000 for program 
management instead of $58,870,000 as proposed by the House and 
$59,943,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within the total 
provided, $12,000,000 is for the National Household Drug 
Survey.
      The conferees include $3,278,000 in fiscal year 2001 to 
continue testing the effectiveness of Community Assessment and 
Intervention Centers in providing integrated mental health and 
substance abuse services to troubled and at-risk children and 
youth, and their families in four Florida communities. Building 
upon successful juvenile programs, this effort responds 
directly to nationwide concerns about youth violence, substance 
abuse, declining levels of service availability and the 
inability of certain communities to respond to the needs of 
their youth in a coordinated manner. The total provided 
includes, $2,000,000 for mental health special projects of 
regional and national significance; $1,000,000 for substance 
abuse treatment special projects of regional and national 
significance; $500,000 for substance abuse prevention special 
projects of regional and national significance; and $200,000 
for program management.
      The agreement includes a general provision proposed by 
the Senate regarding the withholding of substance abuse funds. 
The House bill contained no similar provision. The Synar 
amendment was included as part of the SAMHSA reorganization 
bill in 1992. The amendment and its implementing regulation 
required States to reduce sales of tobacco to minors within a 
negotiated period of time and if a State fails to meet its 
goals, reduced its substance abuse prevention and treatment 
block grant funding by 40 percent. The conferees are extremely 
concerned that several States, after at least four years, are 
not in compliance with the law and continue to seek an 
exemption to the penalty requirement. It is the conferees 
intention that this will be the last year exemption language 
will be carried in an appropriations bill. SAMHSA is directed 
to notify States of this intention and work with the affected 
States to help them come into compliance.

               Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

                    Healthcare Research and Quality

      The conference agreement includes $104,963,000 in 
appropriated funds instead of $123,669,000 as proposed by the 
House. The Senate bill did not provide a direct appropriation 
for the agency, instead it proposed to fund the agency through 
the evaluation set-aside.
      The conference agreement designates $164,980,000 to be 
available to the agency under the Public Health Service Act one 
percent evaluation set-aside as proposed by the House instead 
of $269,943,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees are troubled by the recent Institute of 
Medicine study which found that as many as 98,000 deaths are 
caused by medical errors each year. The conferees have provided 
an additional $50,000,000 to the agency to determine ways to 
reduce medical errors. The conferees are supportive of a study 
to determine the impact of extended work hours for registered 
nurses on patient safety.
      The agreement includes $10,000,000 for research that 
investigates the relationship between the health care workplace 
and its impact on medical errors and the quality of care 
provided to patients. Efforts to restructure the health care 
workplace, often in response to pressures to reduce costs, 
suggest that work environment and processes have had an impact 
on health and quality of workers' lives as well as the patients 
for whom they care. As we have learned from the experience of 
the aviation industry, reducing errors and promoting safety are 
a result of improving workforce systems. Likewise, it is 
important that workforce considerations be integrated into 
efforts to reduce medical errors and promote patient safety. 
The conferees believe that better understanding of these 
workforce considerations will lead to improved workplace 
practices and better outcomes for patients.
      The conferees support the efforts of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health, the Department of Labor, and 
other agencies to work jointly and coordinate their work to 
improve healthcare quality, patient safety, and worker safety 
in health care facilities, through such activities as the 
October 2000 jointly sponsored conference on ``Enhancing 
Working Conditions and Patient Safety: Best Practices.'' The 
conferees urge that such coordinated efforts be continued.
      The conferees strongly urge the agency to enhance its 
investigator-initiated research funding through all available 
mechanisms, as appropriate.

                  Health Care Financing Administration

                           Program Management

      The conference agreement includes $2,246,326,000 for 
program management instead of $1,866,302,000 as proposed by the 
House and $2,018,500,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House 
bill assumed that the Administration's user fee proposal would 
be enacted prior to conference. An additional appropriation of 
$680,000,000 has been provided for the Medicare Integrity 
Program through the Health Insurance Portability and 
Accountability Act of 1996.
      The conferees repeat language included in last year's 
bill related to administrative fees collected relative to 
Medicare overpayment recovery activities.

                Research, Demonstration, and Evaluation

      The conference agreement includes $139,311,000 for 
research, demonstration, and evaluation instead of $55,000,000 
as proposed by the House and $65,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The agreement includes $50,000,000 for Real Choice 
Systems Change Grants to states to fund initiatives that 
establish specific action steps and timetables to achieve 
enduring system improvements and to provide long term services 
and supports, including community-based attendant care, to 
eligible individuals in the most integrated setting 
appropriate. Grant applications should be developed jointly by 
the State and the Consumer Task Force. The Task Force should be 
composed of individuals with disabilities from diverse 
backgrounds, representatives from organizations that provide 
services to individuals with disabilities, consumers of long-
term services and supports, and those who advocate on behalf of 
such individuals. Grant-funded activities should focus on areas 
of need as determined by the State and the Task Force such as 
needs assessment and data gathering, strategies to modify 
policies that unnecessarily bias provision of long term care 
services to institutional settings or to health care 
professionals, and training and technical assistance.
      The agreement includes bill language for the following 
projects and activities for fiscal year 2001:
      --$300,000 for the United States-Mexico Border Counties 
Coalition for a study to determine the unreimbursed costs 
incurred to treat undocumented aliens for medical emergencies 
in southwest border States, their border counties, and 
hospitals within the jurisdiction of these States and counties;
      --$255,000 for the LA Care Health Plan in Los Angeles, 
California for a demonstration program to improve clinical data 
coordination among Medicaid providers;
      --$350,000 for the Cook County, Illinois Bureau of Health 
for the Asthma Champion Initiative demonstration to reduce 
morbidity and mortality from asthma in high prevalence areas;
      --$500,000 to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
and University of Pennsylvania for a study of the efficacy of 
surgical versus non-surgical management of abdominal aneurysms;
      --$691,000 for a Medicare demonstration project at Ohio 
State University to determine the benefits of compliance 
packaging;
      --$650,000 for the Vascular Surgery Outcomes Initiative 
at Dartmouth College;
      --$646,000 for Shelby County Regional Medical Center to 
establish a Master Patient Index to determine patient Medicaid/
TennCare eligibility;
      --$855,000 for the Children's Hospice International 
demonstration program to provide a continuum of care for 
children with life-threatening conditions and their families;
      --$921,000 for Equip for Equality for a demonstration 
project to document the impact of an independent investigative 
unit that will examine deaths or other serious allegations of 
abuse or neglect of people with disabilities at facilities in 
Illinois;
      --$1,000,000 for the West Virginia University School of 
Medicine's Eye Center to test interventions and improve the 
quality of life for individuals with low vision;
      --$1,000,000 for Duke University Medical Center to 
demonstrate the potential savings in the Medicare program of a 
reimbursement system based on preventative care.
      --$1,000,000 for the Iowa Department of Public Health for 
the establishment and operation of a mercantile prescription 
drug purchasing cooperative or non-profit corporation 
demonstration;
      --$1,843,000 for the Buck's County Health Improvement 
Project in Pennsylvania;
      --$1,700,000 for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los 
Angeles for a demonstration of residential and outpatient 
treatment facilities;
      --$2,800,000 for the Mind-Body Institute of Boston, 
Massachusetts to conduct a demonstration of a lifestyle 
modification program;
      --$2,800,000 for a joint project between the University 
of Pittsburgh, Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, and Mt. 
Sinai Hospital in Miami, Florida, to use integrated nursing 
services and technology to implement daily monitoring of 
congestive heart failure patients in underserved populations in 
accordance with established clinical guidelines; and
      --$20,000,000 to continue demonstration projects on 
Medicaid coverage of community-based attendant care services 
for people with disabilities.
      HCFA is urged to conduct a demonstration project 
addressing the extraordinary adverse health status of native 
Hawaiians at the Waimanalo health center exploring the use of 
preventive and indigenous health care expertise.
      HCFA is urged to work with the United States Renal Data 
System (USRDS) to test potential savings to the Federal 
government and to the Medicare program by comparing actual 
Medicare/Medicaid spending for end stage renal disease (ESRD) 
patients currently on daily hemodialysis with actual Medicare/
Medicaid spending for ESRD patients on other treatment 
modalities, such as peritoneal dialysis and in-center 
hemodialysis whose demographic and other characteristics match 
those of the daily hemodialysis patients in 9 to 12 existing 
programs in the U.S. Such a study should compare spending 
related to patient dialysis and training, medications, vascular 
access, ambulance transportation, physician and outpatient 
medical expenses not related to dialysis, hospitalizations, and 
other medical services, such as skilled nursing facilities or 
home health care and any other spending for which data is 
available to the USRDS.
      HCFA is encouraged to utilize edit check software 
programs to scrub electronic data files prior to processing by 
the respective State agency and/or fiscal intermediary. The 
identification of errors and omissions prior to submission can 
provide dramatic improvement in the financial condition of many 
providers who are experiencing large losses of revenue.
      The conferees are concerned that HCFA has not instituted 
a demonstration project to test the potential savings to the 
Federal government and to the Medicare program by comparing 
different products used for diabetic wound care treatment as 
referenced in last year's conference agreement. Such a 
demonstration should compare the aggregate costs of wound care 
treatment using different applications regimens. The conferees 
urge HCFA to proceed with this demonstration project utilizing 
existing research funds.
      The conferees are aware that the Health Passport pilot 
program is helping thousands of low-income families in Nevada, 
Wyoming and North Dakota and urges HCFA to give full and fair 
consideration to a proposal to continue the program.
      The conferees have become increasingly concerned that 
many people with the most severe disabilities often experience 
a lack of quality in community residential and treatment 
services that can result in dangerous or unhealthful 
conditions. The conferees believe that such services should be 
monitored by an entity that has the expertise and legal 
authority necessary to ensure the safety and general well-being 
of this population. Accordingly, the conferees urge HCFA to 
support the protection and advocacy system to demonstrate the 
efficacy of such community monitoring.
Medicare Contractors
      The conference agreement includes $1,357,000,000 for 
Medicare contractors instead of $1,165,287,000 as proposed by 
the House and $1,244,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of this 
amount, $1,305,000,000 is to support Medicare claims processing 
contracts and $52,000,000 is for Medicare+Choice information 
campaign.
State Survey and Certification
      The conference agreement includes $244,147,000 for State 
survey and certification instead of $171,147,000 as proposed by 
the House and $219,674,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The agreement includes an increase of $10,000,000 over 
the President's request for nursing home oversight and quality 
of care services.
Federal Administration
      The conference agreement includes $505,868,000 for 
Federal administration instead of $474,868,000 as proposed by 
the House and $489,826,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees urge HCFA to give careful consideration to 
concerns that substance abuse (alcohol and drug) treatment 
facilities may not have been intended to be considered 
institutions for mental diseases exclusion under Medicaid since 
these facilities were not common when the exclusion policy was 
implemented. The conferees are aware that restricting Medicaid 
medical assistance to residential substance abuse treatment 
facilities with 16 or fewer adult treatment beds places an 
undue burden on the publicly funded substance abuse treatment 
and prevention infrastructure.
      The conferees concur with Senate report language urging 
HCFA to act more expeditiously to approve new medical 
technologies, including PET scans, for Medicare patients so 
that seniors will have access to the latest life-saving 
technologies and treatments.
      The conferees understand that HCFA regulations require 
States to provide documentation and justification before making 
changes in Medicaid reimbursements. The conferees are concerned 
that several State Medicaid agencies are currently paying or 
proposing to pay chain-operated pharmacies lower reimbursement 
rates than other pharmacies for providing the same prescription 
products and related services without providing the required 
justification. The conferees expect HCFA to enforce current 
regulations when reviewing and approving State submissions. The 
conferees also believe that the implementation of a different 
system for Medicaid reimbursements of pharmaceuticals should be 
addressed by the authorizing committees of jurisdiction. The 
Administrator should be prepared to testify on the status of 
this issue at the fiscal year 2002 appropriations hearing.
      HCFA has proposed guidelines regarding the administrative 
claims process for schools requesting reimbursement for 
Medicaid related services. The conferees are concerned that 
these guidelines are being developed without adequate input 
from interested parties and will significantly alter the 
administrative claiming program making it more difficult for 
schools to provide services to poor and disabled children. HCFA 
is expected to consult with school practitioners and other 
groups to draft guidance for Medicaid allowable costs under the 
administrative claiming section of the School Based Services 
program. HCFA is also urged to process pending State 
applications and to continue to review reimbursement procedures 
until new guidelines are published. The Administrator should be 
prepared to testify on this issue at the fiscal year 2002 
appropriations hearing.

                Administration for Children and Families

  payments to states for child support enforcement and family support 
                                programs

      The conference agreement includes $2,441,800,000 for 
payments to states for child support enforcement and family 
support programs instead of $2,473,800,000 as proposed by the 
House and $2,473,880,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees provide extended availability of funds as proposed by 
the Senate. The House bill proposed no extended availability.

                   low income home energy assistance

      The conference agreement includes an additional 
$300,000,000 in fiscal year 2001 funding for the Low Income 
Home Energy Assistance program. When combined with the 
$1,100,000,000 already appropriated for fiscal year 2001 and 
the $300,000,000 in emergency funding, a total of 
$1,700,000,000 is available to support this program in fiscal 
year 2001. The agreement includes up to $27,500,000 for the 
leveraging incentive fund within these totals.
      The conferees are aware that average home heating fuel 
prices have doubled in the past year, and in some areas are up 
five-fold, while at the same time many states are expected to 
experience extremely cold winter. The conferees are deeply 
concerned that this will force steep reductions in the relative 
percentage of home heating cost that LIHEAP provides to low-
income households. The conferees have provided a $300,000,000 
increase in the regular appropriation for fiscal year 2001 to 
reduce the adverse impact of these fuel price spikes.
      The conference agreement does not include advance funding 
for fiscal year 2002 for LIHEAP as proposed by the Senate. The 
House bill proposed $1,100,000,000 for fiscal year 2002. The 
conferees are aware that advance funding for LIHEAP was 
authorized by Congress in 1990 to respond to the States' need 
to budget and plan their LIHEAP programs in advance of the 
fall/winter heating season. States are required by statute to 
hold public hearings in the spring and summer on their proposed 
LIHEAP programs to determine eligibility levels, establish the 
size of household benefits, and establish parameters of crisis 
programs. Consequently, States must be able to reliably predict 
the LIHEAP appropriation that normally becomes available at the 
very beginning of the heating season, but which is often 
delayed due to late enactment of appropriations bills. As noted 
in the Senate Report 101-421 accompanying the Human Services 
Reauthorization Act of 1990, ``Forward funding will allow 
states to identify clients, provide assistance, and put them on 
responsible budget payment-plans in the summer or fall to avoid 
the development of life-threatening situations.'' Although 
advance funding is not included in this bill, the conferees 
fully intend to provide at least $1,400,000,000 in regular 
LIHEAP appropriations and $300,000,000 in emergency funds in 
fiscal year 2002.

                     refugee and entrant assistance

      The conference agreement includes $433,109,000 for 
refugee and entrant assistance as proposed by the House instead 
of $425,586,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, 
for the Torture Victims Relief Act funds, the conferees provide 
$10,000,000 as proposed by the House instead of $7,265,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, the conferees 
provide funding to implement the Trafficking Victims Protection 
Act of 2000, which will support efforts to certify eligibility 
for benefits and services for trafficking victims.
      The agreement includes $20,000,000 from carryover funds 
that are to be used under social services to increase 
educational support to schools with a significant proportion of 
refugee children and for the development of alternative cash 
assistance programs that involve case management approaches to 
improve resettlement outcomes. Such support should include 
intensive English language training and cultural assimilation 
programs.
      The agreement also includes $26,000,000 for increased 
support to communities with large concentrations of refugees 
whose cultural differences make assimilation especially 
difficult justifying a more intense level and longer duration 
of Federal assistance.

   payments to states for the child care and development block grant

      The conference agreement includes an additional 
$817,328,000 for child care services, together with the 
$1,182,672,000 provided as an advance appropriation in last 
year's bill, raising the funding level for this program to 
$2,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2001. The agreement does not 
provide for an advance appropriation for fiscal year 2002 as 
proposed by the Senate; however, the conferees intend that 
funding for the child care block grant be at least that level 
in fiscal year 2002. The House bill proposed advance funding of 
$2,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2002.
      The agreement also includes language specifying that 
funds under the Child Care and Development Block Grant are to 
be used to supplement, not to supplant, state and local child 
care funds.
      The agreement also sets aside an additional $272,672,000 
from fiscal year 2001 to be reserved by the States for 
activities authorized under section 658G, of which $100,000,000 
shall be for activities that improve the quality of infant and 
toddler child care. The House bill set aside $172,672,000 for 
additional quality purposes in fiscal year 2002. The Senate 
bill set aside $222,672,000 for additional quality activities, 
of which $100,000,000 was to be used for infant and toddler 
care, in fiscal year 2001. The agreement also sets aside 
$10,000,000 to be used for child care research, demonstration 
and evaluation activities. Neither the House nor the Senate 
contained this provision. Within the funds provided for child 
care resources and referrals, the agreement also includes 
$1,000,000 for the Child-Care Aware toll-free hotline.

                      social services block grant

      The conference agreement includes $1,725,000,000 for the 
social services block grant instead of $1,700,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $600,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conference agreement includes a provision which 
maintains the percentage of funds that a state may transfer 
between the Social Services Block Grant and the Temporary 
Assistance to Needy Families Programs at 10 percent.

                children and families services programs

                        (including rescissions)

      The conference agreement includes $7,956,345,000 for 
children and families services programs instead of 
$7,231,253,000 as proposed by the House and $7,895,723,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. In addition, the agreement rescinds 
$21,000,000 from permanent appropriations as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate.
Head Start
      The conference agreement includes $6,200,000,000 for Head 
Start instead of $5,667,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
$6,267,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The agreement 
includes an advance appropriation of $1,400,000,000 for Head 
Start for fiscal year 2002 as proposed by both the House and 
the Senate.
      The conferees are concerned that while fifty percent of 
children eligible for the regular Head Start program receive 
services, only about ten percent of children of farmworkers are 
served by Migrant Head Start. Therefore, the conferees 
encourage the Secretary to increase funding for Migrant and 
Seasonal Head Start in proportion to the overall funding 
increase for Head Start. The conferees also urge the agency to 
ensure that all children participating in the Early Head Start 
program receive a blood lead screening test.
      The conferees urge the agency to provide funds to the 
Alaska Federation of Natives to train Head Start teachers in 
remote Alaska villages. The conferees also encourage the agency 
to provide funds to the University of Alaska to provide 
distance training for Head Start teachers through Associate 
Degree programs.
Runaway Youth
      The conference agreement includes $69,155,000 for runaway 
youth as proposed by the Senate instead of $64,155,000 as 
proposed by the House. The agreement allocates funds for the 
runaway and homeless youth programs following the structure of 
P.L. 106-71, the Missing, Exploited, and Runaway Children 
Protection Act, which consolidates the programs into a single 
funding stream.
Adoption Incentive
      The conference agreement includes $43,000,000 for the 
adoption incentive program as proposed by the House instead of 
$55,928,000 as proposed by the Senate. The agreement also 
includes language that will allow funds under this program to 
be carried over for use in paying prior year bonuses.
Social Services and Income Maintenance Research
      The conference agreement includes $37,666,000 for social 
services and income maintenance research instead of $27,491,000 
as proposed by both the House and the Senate. Of this total, 
the conferees intend that $5,000,000 be transferred to the 
Census Bureau for continued data collection on the Survey of 
Income and Program Participation. The conferees also provide 
sufficient funding for the following:
          --$500,000 for the National Fatherhood Initiative;
          --$500,000 for the Institute for Responsible 
        Fatherhood;
          --$1,000,000 for the State Information Technology 
        Consortium;
          --$175,000 for the Nation Center for Appropriate 
        Technology's information technology clearinghouse.
      The conferees also include $500,000 within Social 
Services and Income Maintenance Research to support adding 
LIHEAP related questions to the Residential Energy Consumption 
Survey (RECS) conducted by the Department of Energy and to the 
Census Bureau's March current population survey to assure that 
the low-income household component is included in the surveys, 
and the conferees urge the expansion of the RECS sample size to 
target LIHEAP recipients. The conferees have also included 
$2,500,000 for grants to qualified private, non-profit 
intermediaries to demonstrate the provision of technical 
assistance to child care providers to improve the quality and 
supply of child care facilities in low income communities and 
to document the changes.
Community Services Block Grant
      The conference agreement includes $600,000,000 for the 
community services block grant instead of $550,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate and $527,700,000 as proposed by the 
House. The conferees expect that all local entities that are in 
good standing in the community services block grant program 
shall receive an increase in funding for the next program year 
that is proportionate to the overall increase in the 
appropriation provided for the block grant.
      The agreement includes language proposed by the Senate 
that requires the Department to establish certain procedures 
regarding the disposition of intangible property in the 
community economic development program under the Community 
Services Block Grant Act. The House bill contained no similar 
provision. The conferees also set aside $5,500,000 within the 
community economic development program for the job creation 
demonstration authorized under the Family Support Act.
      Within the funds provided for child abuse prevention 
programs, the agreement includes the following items:
            $737,000--University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 
        NC for Violence Abuse Prevention and Education for Deaf 
        and Hard of Hearing Children and their Caretakers;
            $1,382,000--Public Children Services Association of 
        Ohio, Columbus, OH for child abuse prevention 
        activities;
            $46,000--New Directions Housing Corp., Louisville, 
        KY for the Homeless Youth Development Program;
            $230,000--Neighbor to Family, Des Plaines, IL for 
        foster care training program;
            $524,000--Robert A. Pascal Youth and Family 
        Services Inc., Severna Park, Maryland for the Healthy 
        Families program;
            $1,773,000--Foster Parents Association, Spokane, WA 
        for the Foster Family Support System;
            $230,000--Dave Thomas Center for Adoption Law at 
        Capital University Law School, Columbus OH for 
        development of an adoption law online database;
            $75,000--Operation Breakthrough in Kansas City;
            $400,000--Parent-to-Parent of Winooski, Vermont;
            $200,000--Family Friends for respite services for 
        families with disabled children;
            $900,000--Alaska Native Health Board Child abuse 
        prevention program;
            $2,500,000--early childhood services--Alaska Seed 
        program;
            $2,500,000--to continue the Healthy Families Home 
        Visiting Program in Alaska;
            $550,000--Early Childhood Development Center at 
        Texas Tech University;
            $900,000--Celeste Foundation for a pilot program to 
        bring in-home professional services via video and audio 
        to disruptive at-risk children in foster home 
        placements;
            $600,000--Farm Resource Center in West Virginia to 
        provide a mechanism of early intervention for rural 
        families in crisis;
            $100,000--Phoenix House Domestic Violence Center in 
        Council Bluffs, Iowa;
            $1,562,000--Indian Oaks Academy in Manteno, IL for 
        a demonstration project serving children and 
        adolescents who are victims of child abuse;
            $500,000--Strengthen Our Sisters in West Milford, 
        New Jersey to expand services.
      Within the funds provided for developmental disabilities, 
special projects $200,000 is included for the Allegheny County 
Respite Care Coalition to provide respite services for parents 
with disabled children.
      Within the funds provided for Native American programs, 
the agreement includes the following:
            --$700,000 for the Cook Inlet Tribal Council;
            --$300,000 for Kawerak, Inc.
            --$500,000 for the Alaska Federation of Natives to 
        coordinate social service resources in native villages;
            --$100,000 for the South Dakota Native American 
        Community Board to establish a Dakota language 
        preservation program.
      The conferees support the idea that a national adoption 
website could include all youngsters available for adoption and 
will increase the likelihood that children will find loving, 
stable homes. The conferees recognize that the National 
Adoption Center has been at the forefront of developing 
technology-based resources to facilitate adoptions and is 
uniquely situated to create a single, national adoption 
website. The conferees have included sufficient funds for the 
National Adoption Center to continue to develop and sustain a 
national adoption photo listing service on the Internet.

       payments to states for foster care and adoption assistance

      The conference agreement includes $4,863,100,000 for 
payments to states for foster care and adoption assistance as 
proposed by the House instead of $4,868,100,000 as proposed by 
the Senate.

                        Administration on Aging

                        aging services programs

      The conference agreement includes $1,103,135,000 for 
aging services programs instead of $925,805,000 as proposed by 
the House and $954,619,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees include $125,000,000 to provide critically 
needed services for family caregivers under title III E and 
title VI C of the Older Americans Act as amended. The conferees 
intend that $5,000,000 of these funds be dedicated for Native 
American caregivers. According to the Administration on Aging, 
over seven million Americans are providing care for disabled 
seniors in households across the nation. Funds will be provided 
to states to use their aging networks to provide quality 
respite care and other support services such as information on 
available resources; assistance with locating services; and 
caregiver training, counseling and support. Such services 
improve the caregiver's ability to provide care, help preserve 
the family unit, prevent abuse and neglect, and minimize out-
of-home placements. Caregiver support services also delay 
nursing home stays among care recipients.
      The conferees intend that $5,000,000 be made available 
from preventive health services for activities regarding 
medication management, screening, and education to prevent 
incorrect medication and adverse drug reactions.
      The agreement includes the following amounts under aging 
research and training:
            $961,000--Texas Tech University Health Sciences 
        Center, Lubbock, TX for the Institute for Healthy 
        Aging;
            $691,000--Florida International University, Miami, 
        FL, National Policy and Research Center on Nutrition 
        and Aging for ``Nutrition 2030'' program;
            $2,000--Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults, 
        Brooklyn, NY for a demonstration program;
            $3,000--Staten Island Community Services Friendship 
        Clubs, Inc., Staten Island, NY for a demonstration 
        program in senior centers;
            $921,000--Mecklenburg County Department of Social 
        Services, Services for Adults Division in Charlotte, NC 
        for Nutrition 2000 program;
            $461,000--Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago, IL 
        for a community based caregiver training program;
            $369,000--Ocean County New Jersey, Office of Senior 
        Services for a demonstration program;
            $369,000--Burlington County New Jersey, Office on 
        Aging for a demonstration program;
            $184,000--Camden County New Jersey, Division of 
        Senior Services for a demonstration program;
            $427,000--Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, 
        FL for Anne and Louis Green Alzheimer's Care and 
        Research Center;
            $886,000--St. Petersburg Junior College in FL for 
        Services for Caregivers of Seniors program;
            $250,000--Access Community Health Network's Senior 
        Outreach Program;
            $1,400,000--Deaconess-Billings Northwest Area 
        Center for Studies on Aging;
            $100,000--An elderly meals demonstration program at 
        Progresso Latino in Central Falls, Rhode Island;
            $100,000--The Senior Fitness and Wellness Program 
        in East Providence;
            $100,000--Southwest General Health Center 
        Gatekeeper Program;
            $100,000--An additional $100,000 for the National 
        Asian Pacific Center on Aging;
            $344,000--Northwest Parkinson's Foundation;
            $400,000--Champlain Valley Area Agency on Aging 
        mental health project;
            $500,000--Albert Einstein Life Center in 
        Germantown;
            $3,685,000--Social research into Alzheimer's 
        disease care options, best practices and other 
        Alzheimer's research priorities as specified in the 
        House report;
            $100,000--Champlain Senior Center for adult day 
        programming and a technology initiative;
            $200,000--Brandeis University Center on Women and 
        Aging to conduct research on caregiving, health and 
        financial security among seniors;
            $64,000--LIFESPAN of Greater Rochester, Inc., New 
        York, to enhance a life course planning initiative to 
        help older adults make informed choices to prepare for 
        retirement;
            $85,000--San Luis Obispo Medical Society in 
        California for volunteers in health to support a 
        demonstration program to provide prescription drugs for 
        low income, uninsured seniors;
            $120,000--Marathon County, Wisconsin to continue an 
        initiative to provide respite care services;
            $170,000--Walk the Walk, Inc, in Long Island City, 
        New York for Mary's House, an elder abuse center in 
        Glendale, New York;
            $425,000--St. Louis County, Missouri for a seniors 
        job training demonstration program;
            $468,000--National Association of Home Builders, 
        National Center for Seniors' Housing Research, for a 
        project to improve safety and access for senior 
        housing;
            $510,000--The University of Akron College of 
        Nursing, Akron, Ohio, to develop best practices in 
        gerontological training, research and instruction;
            $723,000--Ivy Tech State College in Sellersburg, 
        Indiana, for a seniors technology learning program;
            $935,000--Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, 
        Rhode Island to support the Positive Aging Project to 
        develop and implement model family-centered approaches 
        to address the needs of the elderly;
            $1,000,000--West Virginia University Center on 
        Aging to conduct follow-up work to the Year 2000 
        Conference on Rural Aging;
            $425,000--City of Compton, California for an 
        elderly assistance demonstration program to support and 
        evaluate a community approach to providing services to 
        low income seniors;
            $900,000--Donald Reynolds Aging Center at the 
        University of Arkansas Medical School.
      Within the funds provided for state and local 
innovations/projects of national significance, the conferees 
intend that funds be used for ongoing projects scheduled for 
refunding in fiscal year 2001.

                        Office of the Secretary

                    general departmental management

      The conference agreement includes $291,075,000 for 
general departmental management instead of $262,631,000 as 
proposed by the House and $260,117,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total provided, $50,000,000 is for minority 
HIV/AIDS activities that strengthen the medical treatment and 
HIV prevention capacity within communities of color 
disproportionately impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, based on 
rates of new HIV infection and mortality from AIDS. These funds 
are available to entities that target a specific minority group 
or multi-ethnic minority populations that are heavily impacted 
by HIV/AIDS, and are to complement existing and planned HIV/
AIDS activities in communities of color. The agreement also 
includes bill language that requires the Secretary to submit an 
operating plan prior to the obligation of these funds.
      Within the total provided, $2,000,000 is for the United 
States-Mexico Border Health Commission. The conferees request 
the Secretary to provide the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations with a complete history of the activities and 
expenses of the Commission. Also within the total provided, 
$400,000 is to continue the Surgeon General's violence 
initiative and $400,000 is for a study on the feasibility of 
tribe compacting for the operation of Departmental programs.
      The agreement provides $24,327,000 for the adolescent 
family life program as proposed by the House instead of 
$19,327,000 as proposed by the Senate. The agreement includes 
bill language earmarking $10,377,000 under the adolescent 
family life program for activities specified under section 
2003(b)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, of which 
$10,157,000 shall be for prevention grants under section 
510(b)(2) of Title V of the Social Security Act, without 
application of the limitation of section 2010(c) of Title XX of 
the Public Health Service Act. The conferees intend that this 
set-aside is only for continuation costs of ongoing projects.
      The agreement provides $49,019,000 for minority health 
instead of $38,638,000 as proposed by the House and $37,638,000 
as proposed by the Senate. Within this total, $9,700,000 is to 
address the capacity and infrastructure deficiencies within 
minority community based organizations in rural and 
historically underserved urban communities, of which $6,600,000 
is for the Technical Assistance/Capacity Development Grant 
Program to fund existing grants in rural and historically 
underserved urban communities hardest hit by HIV/AIDS; $500,000 
is for continuation funding to the Bi-Cultural and Bilingual 
Demonstration Program; and $2,600,000 is to support existing 
grants through the Minority Health Coalition program, designed 
to promote early intervention HIV care in minority communities 
and to improve the health outcomes of people of color living 
with HIV disease. Also included is an increase of $1,000,000 
for the Office of Minority Health's Center for Linguistics and 
Cultural Competence in Health Care.
      The agreement provides $17,270,000 for the office of 
women's health instead of $16,495,000 as proposed by the House 
and $16,895,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees urge 
the office to provide funds to the National Osteoporosis 
Foundation to support its complementary adolescent bone health 
initiative.
      The agreement provides $11,668,000 for the office of 
emergency preparedness instead of $9,668,000 as proposed by 
both the House and Senate.
      The conferees include the following amounts for the 
following projects and activities in fiscal year 2001:
            --$50,000 for public service announcements 
        regarding abstinence education for the County of Bucks' 
        Department of Health in Doylestown, Pennsylvania;
            --$298,000 in the Office of Minority Health for the 
        University of Maryland, Baltimore, in partnership with 
        the Community Lead Education and Reduction Corps to 
        prevent lead poisoning among low income and minority 
        children;
            --$375,000 in the Office of Women's Health for 
        Spelman College's African-American Women's Health and 
        Wellness Project;
            --$383,000 in the Office of Minority Health for the 
        Trinity Health Systems, Detroit, Michigan, to provide 
        health care and preventive health services for 
        underserved minority populations and low income 
        individuals;
            --$500,000 to fund, through a contract with the 
        National Academy of Sciences, an evaluation on 
        children's health. This evaluation should assess the 
        adequacy of currently available methods for assessing 
        risks to children, identify scientific uncertainties 
        associated with these methods, and develop a 
        prioritized research agenda to reduce such 
        uncertainties and improve risk assessment for 
        children's health and safety;
            --$500,000 for the Thomas Jefferson University 
        Hospital (TJUH) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to 
        continue development of its Center for Integrative 
        Medicine, a program combining conventional medical 
        science with promising alternative therapies;
            --$461,000 for the Glaucoma Caucus Foundation to 
        provide glaucoma screening and outreach activities;
            --$650,000 in the Office of Minority Health for the 
        University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry to 
        develop a Minority Oral Health Outreach program;
            --$638,000 for ARCH National Resource Center on 
        Respite and Crisis Services in Chapel Hill, North 
        Carolina, to expand training, technical assistance, 
        evaluation and networking expertise in respite care;
            --$750,000 for the Community Transportation 
        Association of America to provide technical assistance;
            --$680,000 in the Office of Minority Health for the 
        Donald R. Watkins Memorial Foundation in Houston, 
        Texas, to enhance care for African Americans and low 
        income individuals with HIV/AIDS by coordinating 
        services and expanding outreach efforts;
            --$765,000 in the Office of Minority Health for the 
        Alameda County Medical Center in California for an 
        initiative to reduce health disparities among 
        uninsured, minority populations;
            --$850,000 in the Office of Minority Health for the 
        Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, to 
        address the burden of chronic disease among African 
        Americans through a network of partnerships with 
        community organizations;
            --$850,000 in the Office of Minority Health for the 
        CORE Center at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, 
        Illinois, for a Community and Minority Education and 
        Training Initiative for HIV/AIDS;
            --$935,000 in the Office of Minority Health for the 
        Sumter Family Health Care Center, Sumter, South 
        Carolina to support an innovative service delivery 
        effort to provide health care to individuals with 
        disadvantaged backgrounds, including minority 
        populations;
            --$1,105,000 in the Office of Minority Health for 
        the San Francisco Department of Public Health to 
        provide HIV care and related services with an emphasis 
        on providing care for women and minorities;
            --$1,165,000 in the Office of Minority Health for 
        the Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center in 
        California for diabetes care and outreach for Hispanic 
        Americans and low-income individuals; and
            --$1,700,000 in the Office of Minority Health for 
        the National Council of La Raza for minority health 
        research and outreach.
            --$150,000 for the Briarpatch Transitional Living 
        Program in Madison, Wisconsin, to provide housing and 
        support services to homeless teens.
      It is understood that the screening of blood and blood 
products could be improved through the use of nucleic acid 
testing (NAT) to better detect known infectious diseases such 
as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) and Hepatitis C virus 
(HCV). The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in the 
National Institutes of Health has contracted with private 
companies to develop fully automated NAT tests for HIV-1 and 
HCV. In view of the NIH's financial commitment to NAT and the 
approval of NAT in other countries, the Public Health Service 
Blood Safety Committee, chaired by the Surgeon General/
Assistant Secretary of Health, is urged to encourage the 
adoption of these screening tools for individual donor testing 
of blood and plasma.
      The conferees request that the Chief Financial Officer 
report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on 
the status of the HHS financial audit. The conferees also 
request that the Chief Information Officer report to the House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the status of the 
HHS computer security and related infrastructure protection. 
Both reports are to be presented to the Committees no later 
than March 1, 2001.
      The conferees are concerned about the global AIDS 
pandemic and are supportive of the Department's international 
AIDS and infectious diseases efforts, especially those of CDC 
and NIH. The Department should continue to identify 
opportunities for strengthened international collaboration with 
those countries heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS and other new and 
emerging infectious diseases, as well as those nations that are 
vulnerable to a rapid acceleration of new cases. The Department 
should also coordinate its efforts with those of the U.S. 
Agency for International Development (USAID) to ensure that HHS 
activities are consistent with the USAID country strategic 
plan, and with those of multilateral organizations such as the 
World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations 
Programme on AIDS.
      The conferees urge the Secretary to establish a program 
to provide information and education on autism to health 
professionals and the general public as authorized in the 
Children's Health Act of 2000.
      The conferees direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services, in consultation with the Director of NIH, to conduct 
a review of the eligibility of the Bermuda Biological Station 
for Research (BBSR) to receive F&A; recovery on NIH-supported 
research. The conferees are aware that the National Science 
Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration, and the Office of Naval Research provide BBSR 
with direct and indirect costs of research in peer-reviewed, 
competitive awards. The conferees request that the Secretary 
report to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on the 
status of this review.
      The conferees expect the Office of Population Statistics 
to better coordinate with the Health Resources and Services 
Administration regarding family planning activities.
      The conferees support the HHS agreement to provide the 
Interdepartmental Task Force on AIDS with administrative 
support funding totalling $250,000 from within funds available 
to the Department.
      The conferees request the Secretary to provide a report 
to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees by May 1, 
2001 on the Department's review and action steps taken in 
response to the Institute of Medicine's report, ``No Time to 
Lose: Getting More from HIV Prevention.'' This should include a 
review of current investments in HIV prevention as they relate 
to the issues raised by the Institute of Medicine.
      The conferees are aware that the Secretary is working to 
establish the Advisory Committee on Minority Health to assist 
the Secretary in improving the health of racial and ethnic 
minority groups, and encourage the Secretary to proceed 
expeditiously so that the Department's goals and program 
activities better reflect the health care needs of Hispanic 
Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities.
      The conferees are concerned about the current situation 
regarding the availability and uneven distribution of influenza 
vaccine for the nation at a critical time for our most 
vulnerable populations, especially the elderly, sick and very 
young. The conferees understand the Department's role in 
developing influenza vaccine each year for distribution by 
private industry and commend the Department for its efforts to 
communicate with the American public as this unfortunate 
situation developed. The Secretary, through the National 
Vaccine Program Office, is directed to prepare a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate by June 
30, 2001 regarding its assessment of this year's distribution 
problems along with any recommendations for changes in the 
vaccine development and distribution process.
      The conferees understand that the incidence of 
unreimbursed health care provided to foreign nationals in U.S. 
hospital emergency rooms is a problem costing taxpayers 
millions of dollars per year. The conferees direct the 
Secretary to conduct a study regarding the extent of the 
problem, including U.S. hospitals' experiences in obtaining 
reimbursement from foreign insurers, the identity of foreign 
insurance companies who do not cooperate with or reimburse U.S. 
health care providers, the amount of unreimbursed services 
provided to foreign nationals, along with recommended 
solutions. This study shall be submitted to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and Senate no later than December 
31, 2001.

                      Office of Inspector General

      The conference agreement includes $33,849,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General as proposed by the Senate instead 
of $31,394,000 as proposed by the House. The conferees do not 
include language proposed by the House to limit the amount of 
funds available to the Inspector General in fiscal year 2001 
under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 
of 1996 (HIPAA) to not more than $130,000,000. The Senate bill 
contained no similar provision.
      The agreement includes language not proposed by the House 
or the Senate to allow funds to be used to provide protective 
services to the Secretary and investigate non-payment of child 
support cases for which non-payment is a Federal offense under 
18 U.S.C. 228.

                        Office for Civil Rights

      The conference agreement includes $24,742,000 for the 
Office for Civil Rights instead of $18,774,000 as proposed by 
the House and $23,242,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                            policy research

      The conference agreement includes $16,738,000 for policy 
research as proposed by both the House and the Senate.
      The conferees include $7,125,000 to continue the study of 
the outcomes of welfare reform and to assess the impacts of 
policy changes on the low-income population. The conferees 
recommend that this effort include the collection and use of 
state-specific surveys and state and federal administration 
data, including data which are newly becoming available from 
state surveys. These studies should focus on assessing the 
well-being of the low-income population, developing and 
reporting reliable state-by-state measures of family hardship 
and well-being and of the utilization of other support 
programs, and improving the capabilities and comparability of 
data collection efforts. These studies should continue to 
measure outcomes for a broad population of welfare recipients, 
former recipients, potential recipients, and other special 
populations affected by state TANF policies. The conferees 
further expect a report on these topics to be submitted to the 
House and Senate Appropriations Committees by May 1, 2001.

            Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund

      The conference agreement includes $241,231,000 for the 
Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund instead of 
$254,640,000 as proposed by the House and $214,600,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The amount provided includes $181,131,000 for the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention for the following 
bioterrorism and related activities:
            --$2,000,000 to continue to discover, develop, and 
        transition anti-infective agents to combat emerging 
        diseases;
            --$18,040,000 for the second year of a 
        collaborative research program on the anthrax vaccine;
            --$32,000,000 for a national health alert network; 
        and
            --$129,950,000 for all other activities, except 
        tobacco litigation. The conferees do not provide 
        funding for this activity.
      Regarding the anthrax study, the conferees understand 
that clinical studies will be greatly facilitated by the 
establishment of the Vaccine Healthcare Center Network, with 
the first site at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This Network 
will facilitate data collection, standardization of the anthrax 
immunization, training and general data collection for this 
project.
      The conferees recommend that CDC continue and expand the 
public health preparedness center program.
      The remaining $60,100,000 is for the Office of Emergency 
Preparedness for bioterrorism-related activities.
      Within the total provided for CDC, the conferees include 
the following amounts for the following projects and activities 
in fiscal year 2001:
            --$500,000 for the National Bioterrorism Civilian 
        Medical Response Center at Drexel University;
            --$750,000 for the National Rapid Response 
        Bioterrorism Defense Center at the University of Texas 
        Medical Branch, Galveston;
            --$941,000 for the University of Findlay National 
        Center for Terrorism Preparedness to train and prepare 
        underserved populations and facilities to react to 
        bioterrorism and related incidents;
            --$900,000 for the St. Louis University Center for 
        Research and Education on Bioterrorism;
            --$1,000,000 for the West Virginia University 
        Virtual Medical Campus, to conduct an assessment for 
        Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, National Guard 
        Civilian Support Teams and hospital emergency and 
        administrative personnel for medical preparedness and 
        readiness for Weapons of Mass Destruction or similar 
        events. These funds can only be used for this purpose. 
        A report is due to the Congress by June 30, 2001 on 
        this initiative;
            --$900,000 for the Rhode Island Hospital disaster 
        preparedness initiative;
            --$1,400,000 for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Advanced 
        Local Emergency Response Team (ALERT) project in 
        Charlotte, North Carolina;
            --$1,900,000 for the Public Health Service Moble 
        Training Center at Fort McClellan, Alabama for 
        bioterrorism training; and
            --$2,200,000 for the Washington Hospital Center, 
        the University of Pennsylvania Department of Emergency 
        Medicine, and the University of Tennessee ER One 
        initiative.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

                       nih and samhsa salary cap

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the House limiting the use of the National Institutes of Health 
and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration funds to pay the salary of an individual, 
through a grant or other extramural mechanism, at a rate in 
excess of Level I of the Executive Schedule instead of Level II 
as proposed by the Senate.

                       one-percent evaluation tap

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the House to allow for a one percent evaluation tap pursuant to 
section 241 of the Public Health Service Act. The Senate bill 
contained a provision to allow for an evaluation tap of not 
more than 1.6 percent.

                           transfer authority

      The conference agreement includes language to provide 
general transfer authority for the Department of Health and 
Human Services. This authority was first provided in fiscal 
year 1996 with the understanding that the flexibility it 
provides can only be carried out when proper financial 
management controls and systems are in place. However, CDC has 
provided Congress with inaccurate spending data on a number of 
programs. While it is recognized that CDC is working to rectify 
problems that have been identified, for fiscal year 2001 the 
conferees are requiring a letter of reprogramming to the House 
and Senate Appropriations Committees and a written response 
from the Committees before any transfer of funds can be made to 
CDC.
      The conferees reiterate that it is not the purpose of the 
transfer authority to provide funding for new policy proposals 
that can, and should, be included in subsequent budget 
proposals. Absent the need to respond to emergencies or 
unforeseen circumstances, this authority cannot be used simply 
to increase funding for programs, projects or activities 
because of disagreements over the funding level or the 
difficulty or inconvenience with operating levels set by the 
Congress.

       substance abuse and mental block grant formula allocation

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by either the House or the Senate regarding the 
distribution of substance abuse and mental health block grant 
funding.

                            nih obligations

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the House to limit NIH obligations to the 
President's budget request. The Senate bill contained no 
similar provision.

              extension of certain adjudication provisions

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the Senate to extend the refugee status for persecuted 
religious groups. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

           medicare competitive pricing demonstration project

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the Senate to prohibit funding to implement or administer the 
Medicare Prepaid Competitive Pricing Demonstration Project in 
Arizona or in Kansas City, Missouri or in the Kansas City, 
Kansas area. The House bill contained no similar provision.

                  withholding of substance abuse funds

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the Senate to prohibit the Secretary from withholding a State's 
substance abuse block grant funds if that State is not in 
compliance with the requirements of the Synar Amendment. The 
provision also prohibits the Secretary from withholding 
substance abuse funding from a territory that receives less 
than $1,000,000. The House bill contained no similar 
provisions.

           state children's health insurance program (schip)

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate to shift unspent fiscal year 1998 SCHIP 
funds to fiscal year 2003. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

      sense of the senate regarding needlestick injury prevention

      The conferees delete without prejudice a Sense of the 
Senate provision regarding needlestick injury prevention. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.

                clearinghouse on safe needle technology

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate to provide additional funds to the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to establish a 
clearinghouse on safe needle technology offset by an across-
the-board reduction to travel, consulting, and printing 
services of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

  reasonable rate of return on both intramural and extramural research

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate to withhold funding if the Director of 
NIH did not provide a proposal to require a reasonable rate of 
return on both intramural and extramural research by March 31, 
2001. The House bill contained no similar provision.

    study on unreimbursed health care provided to foreign nationals

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate to require the Secretary to conduct a 
study on the unreimbursed health care provided to foreign 
nationals. The House bill contained no similar provision.

        national institute of child health and human development

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the Senate to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise the 
purpose of the Institute relating to gynecologic health. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.

         immunization infrastructure and operations activities

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate to provide additional funds to the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for State and local 
immunization infrastructure and operations activities offset by 
an across-the-board reduction to administrative and related 
expenses of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

                   animal care contract requirements

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the Senate to require that the contractor hired for the care of 
the 288 chimpanzees acquired by NIH from the Coulston 
Foundation be accredited by the Association for the Assessment 
and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International or 
has PHS assurance. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

                 Poison Prevention and Control Centers

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate to provide additional funds to the 
Health Resources and Services Administration to provide 
assistance for poison prevention and control activities offset 
by an across-the-board reduction to administrative and related 
expenses of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

    Sense of the Senate Regarding the Delivery of Emergency Medical 
                                Services

      The conferees delete without prejudice a Sense of the 
Senate provision regarding the delivery of emergency medical 
services. The House bill contained no similar provision.

  Sense of the Senate Regarding Impacts of the Balanced Budget Act of 
                                  1997

      The conferees delete without prejudice a Sense of the 
Senate provision regarding impacts of The Balanced Budget Act 
of 1997. The House bill contained no similar provision.

                                 ARKids

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the House to prohibit the Health Care Financing 
Administration from revoking a waiver to the State of Arkansas 
that implements its own children's health insurance plan. The 
Senate bill contained no similar provision.

                          Abstinence Education

      The conference agreement includes language to prohibit 
the awarding of abstinence education grants authorized in the 
Emergency Supplemental Act, 2000 until March 1, 2001. The House 
and Senate bills contained no similar provision.

                  Physicians Comparability Allowances

      The conference agreement includes a provision not 
proposed by either the House or the Senate to extend the 
authority of physicians comparability allowances for five 
years.

                    Organ Procurement Organizations

      The conference agreement includes language to prohibit 
the termination of the Lifelink of Puerto Rico Organ 
Procurement Organization, the Northeast Organ Procurement 
Organization and Tissue Bank, and the Arkansas Regional Organ 
Recovery Agency from participation in the Medicare and Medicaid 
programs for one year from the date of enactment of this Act. 
The agreement further requires that future certification be 
determined based upon performance information from these 
individual Organ Procurement Organizations beginning on January 
1, 2000. The House and Senate bills contained no similar 
provision.

                      CDC International Authority

      The conference agreement includes a provision not 
proposed by either the House or the Senate to provide authority 
to support CDC carrying out international HIV/AIDS and other 
infectious and chronic disease activities abroad.
      Subsection (a)(1) is intended to allow CDC to meet 
relatively short-term requirements for technical, management, 
and administrative personnel needs abroad through the award of 
personal services contracts in situations where other options, 
such as use of existing staff or hiring of new staff, or award 
of a service contract, other than one for personal services, 
are ineffective and impractical. During FY 2001, the conferees 
expect HHS to work with the Office of Management and Budget and 
other relevant agencies and Congressional committees as 
appropriate to consider effective longer-term solutions for 
addressing these types of needs.
      Section (a)(2) is intended to ensure that the Department 
of State can provide necessary support services (including 
Administrative Support services agreements) to support CDC's 
international health programs, including the purchase of 
necessary laboratory equipment and the lease, repair and 
renovation of laboratory and other facilities.

                                Bayview

      The conference agreement includes language to allow the 
Director of the National Institutes of Health to enter into and 
administer a long-term lease agreement for facilities at the 
Bayview Campus in Baltimore, Maryland.

             Office for Human Research Protections Transfer

      The conference agreement includes a provision to transfer 
$5,800,000 from the National Institutes of Health to the Office 
of the Secretary, General Departmental Management to support 
the newly established Office for Human Research Protections. 
This transfer of funds implements the Secretary's decision to 
move the Office to the Department from NIH and that in the 
future the Department will request funding for the Office 
within the Office of the Secretary. The House and Senate bills 
contained no similar provision.

                    Clinical Research Loan Repayment

      The conference agreement includes a provision to allow 
extramural clinical researchers to be included in the clinical 
research loan repayment program for individuals from 
disadvantaged backgrounds. The House and Senate bills contained 
no similar provision.

                         Acting Director of NIH

      The conference agreement includes a provision to allow 
the current Acting Director of NIH to remain in that position 
until a new Director is confirmed by the Senate. The House and 
Senate bills contained no similar provision.

                 national neuroscience research center

      The conference agreement includes a provision to name the 
National Neuroscience Research Center at the National 
Institutes of Health the John Edward Porter Neuroscience 
Research Center.

                           Title II Citation

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the House to cite title II as the ``Department of Health and 
Human Services Appropriations Act, 2001''. The Senate bill 
contained no similar provision.

                   TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

                            Education Reform

      The conference agreement includes $1,880,710,000 for 
Education Reform instead of $1,505,000,000 as proposed by the 
House and $1,434,500,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Parental Assistance
      The conference agreement includes $38,000,000 for 
parental assistance instead of $40,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The House did not propose funding for this program.
Education Technology
      For education technology, the conference agreement 
includes $872,096,000 instead of $905,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $794,500,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Technology Literacy Challenge Fund
      For the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund, the 
conference agreement includes $400,000,000 instead of 
$425,000,000 as proposed by the Senate and $517,000,000 as 
proposed by the House.
Technology Innovation Challenge Grants
      For the Technology Innovation Challenge Grants, the 
conference agreement includes $136,328,000 instead of 
$197,500,000 as proposed by the House and $100,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within the amounts provided for 
Technology Innovation Challenge Grants, the conference 
agreement includes $46,328,000 for the following:
            $921,000--to be divided equally among the Blount, 
        Cherokee, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, 
        Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Marshall, Pickens, Walker and 
        Winston County Boards of Education in Alabama for 
        technology enhancements for schools;
            $369,000--Harford County Magnet School, Aberdeen, 
        MD for technology enhancements;
            $92,000--Community School District 31, Staten 
        Island, NY for school computer lab enhancements;
            $147,000--Community School District 20, Brooklyn, 
        NY for school computer lab enhancements;
            $921,000--Rockford Public Schools- District 205, 
        Rockford, IL for Digital Community Classroom project;
            $207,000--Grant Joint Union High School District, 
        Sacramento, CA for technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Bibb County Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Calhoun County Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Chambers County Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Chilton County Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Clay County Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Cleburne County Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Coosa County Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Lee County Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Macon County Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--St. Clair County Board of Education, AL 
        for technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Talladega County Board of Education, AL 
        for technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Tallapoosa County Board of Education, AL 
        for technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Randolph County Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Russell County Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Jacksonville City Board of Education, AL 
        for technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Oxford City Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Sylacauga City Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Phenix City Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Auburn City Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Opelika City Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $44,000--Piedmont City Board of Education, AL for 
        technology enhancements;
            $921,000--Corbin Technology and Training Center, 
        Corbin KY;
            $921,000--Regional Technology and Training Center 
        in West Liberty, KY;
            $415,000--Cherokee County, Murphy NC for computers;
            $46,000--Meredith-Dunn School, Louisville, KY for 
        technology enhancements;
            $184,000--Crawford County Public Schools in Roberta 
        GA for technology development and equipment;
            $35,000--Thomas Jefferson High School for Science 
        and Technology, Alexandria, VA for technology 
        enhancements;
            $921,000--California Institute of the Arts, 
        Community Arts Partnership, Santa Clarita, CA for the 
        Digital Arts Network Project;
            $184,000--Travis Unified School District, 
        Fairfield, CA for a technology plan;
            $9,000,000--I CAN LEARN;
            $1,800,000--Beaufort County School District in 
        South Carolina to continue implementing the Learning 
        with Laptops initiative;
            $900,000--Metropolitan Regional and Technical 
        Center in Providence, Rhode Island to provide training 
        and support in computer technology through Project 
        Family Net;
            $1,500,000--Tupelo Public School District in 
        Tupelo, Mississippi to Model successful, replicable 
        technology application and utilization;
            $2,000,000--South Carolina Educational TV in 
        Columbia, South Carolina for its public-private 
        partnership established to develop model communication 
        tools that support the use of technology in improving 
        students' reading and writing;
            $1,275,000--Washington State Educational Agency in 
        Olympia, Washington for the Linking Educational 
        Technology and Educational Reform (LINKS) project to 
        provide electronic student learning and teacher 
        training;
            $500,000--Discovery Center in Springfield, 
        Missouri, in partnership with area schools, to enhance 
        student access to and use of technology-based learning;
            $100,000--Montgomery Public School system in 
        Montgomery, Alabama for technology upgrades at the 
        Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School;
            $850,000--New Mexico State Department of Education 
        for an online advanced placement course demonstration 
        program;
            $450,000--Western Kentucky University to improve 
        teacher preparation programs that help incorporate 
        technology into the school curriculum;
            $680,000--Houston Independent School District in 
        Houston, Texas to provide advanced telecommunications 
        systems for schools in the district;
            $500,000--McDermitt Combined School in Nevada to 
        improve student access to and understanding of 
        computers;
            $55,000--Northwood School District in Minong, 
        Wisconsin for distance education programs;
            $100,000--New Mexico State Department of Education 
        for a virtual school designed to increase educational 
        access for students;
            $850,000--Washington State Office of Public 
        Instruction for online advanced placement course 
        development and delivery;
            $1,800,000--Iowa Department of Education for online 
        advance placement course development and delivery;
            $2,500,000--Wheeling Jesuit University NASA Center 
        for Educational Technologies in West Virginia for 
        technology training of math and science teachers;
            $65,000--Reid Elementary School District in 
        Searchlight, Nevada for educational technology 
        enhancements;
            $100,000--City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 
        technology training and access to the internet and 
        other high-technology tools;
            $925,000--Marymount University in Virginia for an 
        instructional technology program for teachers;
            $3,100,000--Rutgers, the State University of New 
        Jersey, for the RUNet 2000 project;
            $2,200,000--South Dakota Board of Regents to 
        support distance learning technology;
            $1,421,000--Future of the Piedmont Foundation, 
        Regional Education Center, Danville, VA for technology 
        enhancements;
            $170,000--Santa Barbara Industry Education Council 
        and Santa Barbara County Education Office, California 
        for a computers for families program;
            $250,000--Nicolet Distance Education Network in 
        Rhinelander, Wisconsin, for a distance learning 
        initiative;
            $417,000--Gadsden School District in Quincy, 
        Florida for technology upgrades and equipment for a 
        distance education initiative;
            $451,000--Woodburn School District, Woodburn, 
        Oregon for technology equipment for a distance learning 
        center;
            $489,000--Southwest Virginia Education and Training 
        Network, Abington, Virginia, for technology upgrades;
            $561,000--Adelphi University, New York, for the 
        Information Commons distance education initiative;
            $638,000--Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, New 
        Jersey, for technology upgrades for its partnership 
        program with 28 school districts in New Jersey;
            $723,000--Maine School Administrative District 
        Number 64, East Corinth, Maine, for the STAR technology 
        teacher training project;
            $723,000--The Appalachian Center for Economic 
        Networks, Athens, Ohio, to expand a computer 
        entrepreneurship project;
            $808,000--Detroit Educational Television 
        Foundation, Detroit, Michigan, to deliver expanded arts 
        educational programs to schools through the Enrichment 
        Channel;
            $1,169,000--Puget Sound Center for Teaching, 
        Learning, and Technology, Seattle, Washington, for 
        technology training, equipment and support; and
            $100,000--Rose Tree Media School District in 
        Pennsylvania for integrating distance learning in the 
        classroom through the HUBS project.
National Activities
      The conference agreement includes $191,950,000 for 
education technology initiatives funded under National 
Activities. This includes $125,000,000 for teacher training in 
technology, the same amount as proposed by the Senate instead 
of $85,000,000 as proposed by the House. It also includes 
$64,950,000 to establish computer learning centers in low-
income communities instead of $32,500,000 as proposed by the 
House and $65,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Star Schools
      For Star Schools, the conference agreement includes 
$59,318,000 instead of $45,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
$43,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within the amounts 
provided for Star Schools, the conference agreement includes 
$8,768,000 for the following:
            $478,000--Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, 
        Winston-Salem, NC for Winston-Net program;
            $1,290,000--Galena School District, Galena Alaska 
        for a distance education program;
            $4,000,000--Iowa Communications Network statewide 
        fiber optic demonstration program; and
            $3,000,000--South Dakota Department of Education 
        and Cultural Affairs to continue and expand the Digital 
        Dakota Network which provides high speed Internet and 
        local and wide area networking to all public K-12 
        schools in South Dakota.
Telecommunications demonstration project for mathematics
      The conference agreement includes $8,500,000 for 
telecommunications demonstration project for mathematics as 
proposed by the Senate. The House proposed no funds. The 
conferees recognize the positive work that the Public 
Broadcasting Service (PBS) has done in demonstrating and 
evaluating the use of different technologies to provide 
professional development opportunities in mathematics to 
elementary and secondary school teachers. While the Mathline 
program clearly has reached many teachers through various 
media, the conferees want to ensure that the greatest number of 
educators and students will benefit from this program. The 
conferees encourage PBS to continue to explore cost effective 
options for providing high quality professional development 
opportunities in core curricula to current and future teachers. 
In addition, the conferees encourage PBS to continue evaluating 
this program to measure the change in student academic 
achievement that results from teaching techniques learned 
through this program.
21st Century Learning Centers
      The conference agreement includes $845,614,000 for the 
21st Century Learning Centers instead of $600,000,000 as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate. Within the amounts 
provided for 21st Century Learning Centers, the conference 
agreement includes $20,614,000 for the following:
            $9,000--Thirteenth Place Youth and Family Services 
        in Gadsen Alabama for ``The After School Program'';
            $921,000--The Community House Inc. in Hinsdale, IL 
        for youth programs and services;
            $230,000--Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley 
        in Palm Desert, CA for after school programs;
            $553,000--Boys and Girls Club of Danville, Danville 
        IL for youth programs;
            $461,000--Fayette and Clark Counties, Kentucky for 
        after school programs;
            $69,000--Chrysalis House Inc. in Lexington, KY for 
        equipment related to afterschool programs;
            $18,000--Goodhue Center, Staten Island, NY for an 
        educational and technology enrichment project;
            $18,000--Central Family Life Center Inc. in Staten 
        Island NY for after school family preservation program 
        for tutoring and after school;
            $23,000--Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, 
        NY for an after school program;
            $41,000--Catholic Youth Organization Inc., Staten 
        Island NY for an after school program;
            $92,000--Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, MN for 
        Project Learn;
            $23,000--Children's Museum of Elizabethtown, KY for 
        after school programming;
            $921,000--Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Clarita 
        Valley, Santa Clarita, CA for youth development 
        programs;
            $9,000--First Gethsemane Center for Family 
        Development, Louisville, KY for tutoring program;
            $18,000--Summerbridge, Louisville, KY for tutoring 
        program;
            $14,000--New Creations Development Programs, Inc., 
        Louisville, KY for tutoring/mentoring program;
            $18,000--New Zion Community Development Foundation, 
        Louisville, KY for after school mentoring program;
            $18,000--Robbie Valentine Stars Club Education 
        Program, Louisville, KY for mentoring programs;
            $14,000--Shiloh Community Renewal Center in 
        Louisville, KY for after school and summer tutoring;
            $276,000--Tulare County Office of Education, 
        Visalia, CA for a Summer Youth program;
            $691,000--West-End YMCA Association, Ontario, CA 
        for after school programming;
            $250,000--Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America to 
        expand its school-based mentoring program to the State 
        of New Hampshire;
            $250,000--City of Portland, Oregon to increase 
        student achievement and family involvement with 
        children through its Schools Uniting Neighborhoods 
        program;
            $350,000--Cranston Public School District in 
        Cranston, Rhode Island, in collaboration with community 
        partners, to improve parental participation in student 
        learning and enhance the use of technology in after 
        school programs;
            $200,000--Discovery Center in Springfield, Missouri 
        for expansion of science education programs available 
        to at risk youth;
            $375,000--Bibb County Board of Education in Macon, 
        Georgia for after school programming;
            $200,000--John A. Logan College to develop a 
        community learning center in rural Southern--Illinois;
            $100,000--Project 2000 for mentoring and other 
        support services for low-income and inner-city students 
        in the District of Columbia;
            $250,000--Holy Redeemer Health System in 
        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for after school programs 
        for at risk children;
            $1,100,000--State of Alaska for extended learning 
        opportunities for school children provided through the 
        Right Start program;
            $400,000--National Ten-Point Leadership Foundation 
        in Boston, MA to address the mentoring needs of at-risk 
        inner-city youth;
            $425,000--Clark County School District, Las Vegas, 
        Nevada for an after school community learning center;
            $293,000--Centennial School District, Circle Pines, 
        Minnesota, for an after school program;
            $213,000--City School District of New Rochelle, New 
        York, for an after school program;
            $370,000--Abbotsford School District, Abbotsford, 
        Wisconsin, for an after school program;
            $213,000--Community School District 24, Glendale, 
        New York for before- and after-school programs;
            $213,000--Community School District 28, Forest 
        Hills, New York for an after school program;
            $213,000--Community School District 30, Jackson 
        Heights, New York for an after school program;
            $60,000--Crosby Independent School District in 
        Barrett Station, Texas, for an after school program;
            $85,000 Eastchester Union Free School District, 
        Eastchester, New York for an after school program;
            $128,000--Fontana Unified School District, Fontana, 
        California, for the educational component of a teen 
        center for at-risk youth;
            $234,000--Sauk Prairie Schools, Sauk City, 
        Wisconsin for an after school program;
            $468,000--Hastings Public Schools, Hastings, 
        Minnesota, for an after school program;
            $750,000--Hayward Community School District, 
        Hayward, Wisconsin for an after school;
            $191,000--Independence School District, 
        Independence, Missouri, to expand before and after 
        school programs;
            $510,000--Macomb County Intermediate School 
        District, Michigan for the ``Kids Klub'' after school 
        program;
            $1,275,000--Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin, 
        for after school programs;
            $170,000--New London Public Schools, New London, 
        Connecticut, for an after school program;
            $298,000--New York Hall of Science in Queens, New 
        York for an after school program;
            $629,000--Pojoaque Valley Schools in Pojoaque, New 
        Mexico for the Para Los Ninos after school consortium;
            $213,000--Port Chester-Rye Union Free School 
        District, Port Chester, New York for an after school 
        program;
            $850,000--Rock Island County Regional Office of 
        Education, Moline, Illinois for after school programs 
        in the Moline-Coal Valley School District and the Rock 
        Island-Milan School District;
            $361,000--South Washington County Schools, Cottage 
        Grove, Minnesota, for an after school program;
            $340,000--St. Clair County Intermediate School 
        District, Michigan for the ``Kids Klub'' after school 
        program;
            $230,000--St. Francis School District, Milwaukee, 
        Wisconsin for an after school program;
            $1,300,000--Wausau School District, Wausau, 
        Wisconsin, for an after school program;
            $170,000--Windham Public Schools, Willimantic, 
        Connecticut, for an after school program; and
            $2,500,000--Expansion of Gallery 37 after school 
        programming in Chicago, Illinois.
      The conference agreement includes bill language stating 
that the Secretary shall strongly encourage applications for 
21st Century Community Learning Center grants to be submitted 
jointly by a local educational agency (or a consortium of local 
educational agencies) and a community-based organization, 
including public or private entities with demonstrated 
effectiveness in providing educational or related services to 
individuals in the community, such as child care providers, 
youth development organizations (such as YMCAs, the Boys and 
Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Camp Fire 
Boys and Girls, and the Girl Scouts), museums, libraries, and 
Departments of Parks and Recreation. In including this 
language, the conferees intend that the Secretary shall 
strongly encourage joint applications in order to promote local 
collaboration and coordination of services. This is especially 
important where more than one application is received proposing 
to serve the same community. Additionally, the language 
requires all applications submitted to the Secretary to contain 
evidence that the project includes elements that are designed 
to assist students to meet or exceed State and local standards 
in core academic subjects, as appropriate to the needs of 
participating children. The Senate bill included language 
stating that a community-based organization that has experience 
in providing before- and after-school services shall be 
eligible to receive a grant on the same basis as a school or 
consortium, and stating that the Secretary shall give priority 
to any applications jointly submitted by a community-based 
organization and a school or consortium. The House bill 
contained no similar language.
Small Schools
      The conference agreement includes $125,000,000 for the 
Small, Safe and Successful Schools initiative authorized under 
section 10105 of part X of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act. The House bill included funding for this 
initiative under the Fund for the Improvement of Education and 
the Senate bill proposed no funding.
      The conferees agree that these funds shall be used only 
for activities related to the redesign of large high schools 
enrolling 1,000 or more students, and that this initiative 
shall continue to be jointly managed by the Office of 
Elementary and Secondary Education and the Office of Vocational 
and Adult Education.

                    EDUCATION FOR THE DISADVANTAGED

      The conference agreement includes $9,532,621,000 for 
Education for the Disadvantaged instead of $8,986,800,000 as 
proposed by the Senate and $8,816,986,000 as proposed by the 
House. The agreement includes advance funding for this account 
of $6,758,300,000 instead of $6,204,763,000 as proposed by the 
House and $6,223,342,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      For Grants to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) the 
agreement provides $8,601,721,000 instead of $8,335,800,000 as 
provided by the Senate and $7,941,397,000 as provided by the 
House. Of the funds made available for basic grants, 
$5,394,300,000 becomes available on October 1, 2001 for the 
academic year 2001-2002.
      The conference agreement includes $7,237,721,000 for 
basic grants and $1,364,000,000 for concentration grants. For 
fiscal year 2001, $1,158,397,000 was advance funded in the 
fiscal year 2000 Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
Services and Education and Related Agencies Act (P.L. 105-227). 
The funding of $1,364,000,000 for concentration grants is 
advanced for fiscal year 2002.
      The conferees have included $225,000,000 for school 
improvement activities under section 1116(c) of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 to assist low 
performing schools under Title I of ESEA. School improvement 
activities are those measures designed to help turn around low 
performing schools. One hundred percent of the funds provided 
for these activities are to be allocated by states to school 
districts.
      The conferees have also included a requirement that all 
school districts receiving funds under Part A of Title I shall 
provide students in low performing Title I schools with the 
option to transfer to another public school or public charter 
school in the school district, unless prohibited by state or 
local law or policy. Local educational agencies located within 
States that qualify for the small state minimum under Title I 
Part A are not required to comply with this requirement, but 
may comply if they so choose.
      The conference agreement includes $6,000,000 for capital 
expenses for private school children as proposed by the Senate. 
The House bill contained no funding for this program.
      The conference agreement includes $250,000,000 for the 
Even Start program as proposed by the House instead of 
$185,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $380,000,000 for the 
migrant education program as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$354,689,000 as proposed by the House. The agreement also 
includes $46,000,000 for neglected and delinquent youth instead 
of $50,000,000 as proposed by the Senate and $42,000,000 as 
proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $8,900,000 for 
evaluation of title I programs as proposed by the House. The 
Senate bill did not propose funding for this activity.
      The conference agreement includes $210,000,000 for the 
comprehensive school reform demonstration program instead of 
$190,000,000 as proposed by the House. The Senate bill did not 
propose funding for this activity. The conferees direct the 
Department to follow the directives in the report accompanying 
the fiscal year 1998 bill (House Report 105-390) and in the 
conference report accompanying the fiscal year 1999 bill (House 
Report 105-825) in administering this program.
      For the education for the disadvantaged program, the 
agreement includes a provision not contained in either House or 
Senate bills which allows each state and local educational 
agency (LEA) to receive the greater of either the amount it 
would receive at specified levels under the 100% hold harmless 
contained in the Senate bill or what it would receive using the 
statutory formulas. This comparison is intended to be used for 
allocating funds in fiscal year 2001 for both basic and 
concentration grants. The conferees expect the Department to 
use updated demographic and financial expenditure data in 
determining allocations when such data becomes available. The 
Senate bill included a 100% hold harmless for States and LEAs 
for both basic and concentration grants. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.
      The conferees adopt language included in the Senate bill 
providing that the Department shall make 100% hold harmless 
awards to LEAs that were eligible for concentration grants in 
2000, but are not eligible to receive grants in fiscal year 
2001.
      The conferees also adopt language included in the Senate 
bill providing that the Secretary of Education shall not take 
into account the 100% hold harmless provision in determining 
State allocations under any other program. The House bill did 
not contain these hold harmless provisions.

                               IMPACT AID

      The conference agreement includes $993,302,000 for the 
Impact Aid programs instead of $985,000,000 as proposed by the 
House and $1,075,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. For basic 
grants the agreement includes $882,000,000; for payments for 
children with disabilities the conferees include $50,000,000. 
The agreement also includes $8,000,000 for facilities 
maintenance, $12,802,000 for construction, and $40,500,000 for 
payments for federal property. The conferees note that funds 
for basic grants and payments for heavily impacted districts 
are combined pursuant to the provisions of the Impact Aid 
Reauthorization Act of 2000.
      Sufficient funding is provided within the account for 
construction for the following: $1,981,000 for the North 
Chicago Community Unit School District 187; $921,000 for the 
Wheatland School District, Wheatland, California; $400,000 for 
Brockton Elementary Public School District in Montana; 
$2,600,000 for Craig School District in Alaska; and $900,000 
for Cannon Ball Elementary School on Standing Rock Sioux 
Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
      The conferees also include the following language 
provisions: timely filing of an application by the Academy 
School District 20 in Colorado; restoration of payments to 
school districts affected by a section 8002 cap in 1998; and 
deeming eligibility for Kadoka School District in South Dakota. 
Neither the House nor Senate bills contained similar 
provisions.

                      SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement includes $4,872,084,000 for 
School Improvement Programs instead of $3,165,334,000 as 
proposed by the House and $4,672,534,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The agreement provides $3,107,084,000 in fiscal year 
2001 and $1,765,000,000 in fiscal year 2002 funding for this 
account.
Eisenhower professional development state and local activities
      For Eisenhower professional development state and local 
activities, the conferees provide $485,000,000. The House bill 
provided $1,750,000,000 for the Teacher Empowerment Act, 
subject to authorization, which included funds previously 
dedicated to the Eisenhower professional development programs. 
The Senate bill provided $435,000,000.
      The conference agreement includes bill language providing 
that a local educational agency shall use funds received in 
excess of the allocation received for the preceding fiscal year 
to improve teacher quality by reducing the percentage of 
teachers who are uncertified, teaching out of field, or who 
lack sufficient content knowledge to teach effectively in the 
areas they teach. These additional funds may be used for 
mentoring programs for new teachers, to provide opportunities 
for teachers to participate in multi-week institutes, such as 
those offered in the summer months that provide intensive 
professional development and to implement incentives to retain 
quality teachers who have a record of success in helping low-
achieving students improve their academic success. State 
educational agencies and State agencies for higher education 
may also use additional funds provided in excess of the 
allocation received for the preceding fiscal year for multi-
week institutes, such as those provided in the summer months, 
that provide intensive professional development in partnership 
with local educational agencies, and to provide grants to 
recruit, prepare, retain, and train school principals and 
superintendents, especially individuals serving or intending to 
serve in high-poverty, low-performing schools and districts.
      The conference agreement also includes $45,000,000 within 
the amount for Eisenhower state grants to be available to 
States to support efforts to meet the requirements under 
section 1111 of title I of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 or the requirements for State eligibility 
for the Ed-Flex Partnership Act of 1999.
Eisenhower professional development national activities
      The conference agreement provides $44,000,000 for 
Eisenhower professional development national activities under 
this account.
      Early Childhood Educators.--Within the funds available 
for Eisenhower professional development national activities, 
the conference agreement includes $10,000,000 for training 
early childhood educators and caregivers in high-poverty 
communities to focus on professional development activities to 
further children's language and literacy skills to help prevent 
them from encountering reading difficulties once they enter 
school.
      Teacher Recruitment Initiatives.--Within the funds 
available for Eisenhower professional development activities, 
the conference agreement also includes $34,000,000 for new 
teacher recruitment initiatives. The conferees believe that an 
expanded effort to get more talented individuals from non-
traditional routes into classrooms is warranted and is an 
efficient means to get highly skilled people into schools at a 
time when the demand for these skills is the greatest. For 
example, the conferees acknowledge that the Troops to Teachers 
and Teach for America programs have been innovative models for 
recruiting qualified, nontraditional candidates into teaching 
and offer viable solutions to our nation's need to hire over 
2.2 million teachers over the next ten years to replace veteran 
retiring teachers and to accommodate additional student 
enrollment.
      Of the amount made available for teacher recruitment 
initiatives, $3,000,000 shall be available to the Secretary for 
transfer to the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education 
Support of the Department of Defense (Troops-to-Teachers). The 
remaining $31,000,000 available for teacher recruitment 
initiatives shall be available for grants as described in the 
prior paragraph for local educational agencies, State 
educational agencies, educational service agencies, or 
nonprofit agencies and organizations, including organizations 
with expertise in teacher recruitment, or partnerships 
comprised of these entities to recruit, prepare, place and 
support mid-career professionals from diverse fields who 
possess strong subject matter skills to become teachers, 
particularly in high-need fields such as mathematics, science, 
foreign languages, bilingual education, reading, and special 
education; and to attract, recruit, screen, select, train, 
place and provide financial incentives to recent college 
graduates with outstanding academic records and a baccalaureate 
in a field other than education to become fully qualified 
teachers through nontraditional routes.
Innovative education program strategies
      For innovative education program strategies, title VI of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the 
conference agreement includes $385,000,000 instead of 
$3,100,000,000 as proposed by the Senate and $365,750,000 as 
proposed by the House.
      The conferees support the use of funds appropriated under 
section 6301(b) to provide single-sex school or classroom 
programs provided that the recipient ``complies with applicable 
law,'' a phrase intended to incorporate all relevant Supreme 
Court opinions, including U.S. v. Virginia, 116 S. Ct. 2264 
(1996), as proposed by the Senate. The House bill contained no 
similar provision. The conferees intend that this provision 
does not require local educational agencies to use title VI 
funds only for gender equity activities.
Class size
      The conference agreement includes $1,623,000,000 to 
continue the initiative to reduce class size that was begun in 
fiscal year 1999. The House bill provided $1,750,000,000 for 
the Teacher Empowerment Act, subject to authorization. The 
Senate bill provided $3,100,000,000 for activities to improve 
teacher quality, reduce class size, and renovate school 
facilities and to carry out activities under title VI of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
      The conference agreement provides that the allocation of 
funds under section 306 to the States shall be based on the 
proportional share that each State received from the fiscal 
year 1999 appropriation for class size reduction. States will 
continue to allocate their grant funds among local educational 
agencies based on a formula that reflects both their relative 
numbers of children in low-income families and their school 
enrollments.
      Local educational agencies would use funds for 
recruiting, hiring and training fully qualified regular and 
special education teachers who are certified within the States, 
have a baccalaureate degree and demonstrate subject matter 
knowledge in their content areas. Twenty five percent of these 
funds may be used by local educational agencies to test new 
teachers for academic content knowledge, to meet State 
certification requirements, or to provide professional 
development for existing teachers. In addition, local 
educational agencies may use these funds for carrying out 
activities authorized under section 2210 of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (the Eisenhower Professional 
Development program); mentoring programs for new teachers; 
providing opportunities for teachers to attend multi-week 
institutes, such as those provided in the summer months, that 
provide intensive professional development in partnership with 
local educational agencies; and carrying out initiatives to 
promote the retention of highly qualified teachers who have a 
record of success in helping low-achieving students improve 
their academic success. Such activities shall have the goal of 
ensuring that all instructional staff are fully qualified.
      A local educational agency that has already reduced class 
size in the early grades may use its funds to make further 
reductions in grades kindergarten through 3 or other grades, or 
carry out activities to improve teacher quality. A local 
educational agency in which 10 percent or more of its 
elementary teachers have not met applicable State and local 
certification requirements (including certification through 
State or local alternative routes), or if such requirements 
have been waived, may use 100 percent of funds under this 
program for the purpose of helping those teachers become 
certified or to help teachers who lack sufficient content 
knowledge to teach effectively in the areas they teach to 
obtain that knowledge. A local educational agency must notify 
the State educational agency of the percentage of funds it will 
use for these purposes.
      A local educational agency that receives an award under 
this section that is less than the starting salary for a new 
teacher may use these funds to help pay the salary of a teacher 
or pay for professional development activities to ensure that 
all the instructional staff are fully qualified.
      To improve accountability, the conference agreement 
maintains language included as part of last year's 
appropriations law requiring that each State and local 
educational agency receiving funds publicly report to parents 
on their progress in reducing class size and in increasing the 
percentage of classes in core academic areas taught by fully 
qualified teachers, and on the impact that such activities have 
had on increasing student academic achievement. Parents, upon 
request, will also have the right to know the professional 
qualifications of their children's teachers.
      The conference agreement requires the Secretary of 
Education to inform local educational agencies of the 
additional flexibility provided to local educational agencies 
in which more than 10 percent of their teachers are not fully 
qualified to spend all of these funds on professional 
development activities. The conferees also intend that the 
Secretary notify local educational agencies of the flexibility 
provisions already incorporated into the class size reduction 
initiative, including the ability of local educational agencies 
to use up to 25 percent of local educational agency allocations 
on professional development activities; to spend funds on 
professional development for existing teachers if the local 
educational agency receives an award that is less than the 
starting salary for a new fully qualified teacher; and to spend 
funds to reduce class sizes in other grades or to improve 
teacher quality if the local educational agency has already 
reduced class sizes in the early grades to 18 or fewer 
children.
School renovation
      The conference agreement includes $1,200,000,000 for 
grants to local educational agencies for emergency school 
renovation and repair activities; activities under part B of 
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); and 
technology activities. The House bill provided no funding for 
this activity. The Senate bill provided $3,100,000,000 for 
activities to improve teacher quality, reduce class size, 
renovate school facilities and to carry out activities under 
title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
      The conference agreement provides $75,000,000 of the 
$1,200,000,000 for formula grants to local educational agencies 
with at least 50 percent of their student population living on 
Native American or Native Alaskan lands. These funds may be 
used for school renovations and repairs, as well as new 
construction activities, which may include construction of new 
facilities for specialized programs such as vocational-
technical education and the installation of plumbing, sewage 
and electrical systems. For some of the schools in these local 
educational agencies, new construction may represent a more 
prudent use of resources than the repair or renovation of 
existing structures.
      The conference agreement provides $3,250,000 of the 
$1,200,000,000 for grants to local educational agencies in 
outlying areas for the renovation and repair of high-need 
schools.
      The conference agreement provides $25,000,000 for a new 
Charter Schools Facilities Financing Demonstration Program 
authorized as subpart 2 of part C of title X of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Charter schools are break-
the-mold public schools that are free of bureaucratic red tape, 
and accountable for academic results. Many of these innovative 
schools receive no assistance from their states for capital 
financing expenses, or at best, only a modest amount of 
assistance for capital expenses. Furthermore, in most states, 
charter schools do not have bonding authority or a tax base for 
capital financing.
      The Charter School Facilities Financing Demonstration 
Program would establish a credit enhancement demonstration 
program for the acquisition, renovation, or construction of 
public charter schools. Non-profit private entities (including 
those that benefit Native Alaskans), public entities, or 
consortia of the two entities would compete for one-time grants 
to be used to establish reserve funds to leverage private 
capital. For example, the reserve funds could be used for 
activities such as guaranteeing bonds, notes, or leases; 
encouraging private lending; or facilitating the issuance of 
bonds. The conferees intend that the Secretary of Education 
widely disseminate information gleaned from these demonstration 
efforts with a view toward these demonstrations serving as 
models for replication in states with charter schools.
      The conference agreement provides that the remaining 
funds ($1,096,750,000) would be distributed to State 
educational agencies based on the title I, part A allocations 
under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with a small 
state minimum of one half of one percent. After allowing for 
not more than one percent set aside at the state level for 
administrative expenses, the State educational agency or other 
entity with jurisdiction over school facilities financing, as 
the case may be, would distribute 75 percent of the state's 
funds to local educational agencies through competitive grants 
for emergency school repair and renovation activities.
      The state educational agency or other responsible entity 
would ensure, through a competitive grant process, that high 
poverty local educational agencies receive, in the aggregate, 
shares of the state allocation of Federal emergency repair and 
renovation funds that are proportionate to their share of the 
state allocation of title I, part A funds. For the purposes of 
this program high poverty school districts are considered to be 
those with 30 percent or greater child poverty or 10,000 or 
greater poor children. The state educational agency or entity 
would also ensure that rural local educational agencies 
receive, in the aggregate, shares of the state allocation of 
Federal emergency repair and renovation funds that are 
proportionate to their share of title I, part A funds. Each 
state shall determine which local educational agencies within 
the state qualify as rural for the purposes of this program.
      Those local educational agencies eligible to compete for 
an emergency repair and renovation grant either because of 
their high poverty status or their rural status, but who do not 
actually receive a grant, may be considered for a grant from 
the remaining funds for repair and renovation activities. 
Additionally, local educational agencies not eligible to 
receive a grant because of their lack of high poverty or rural 
status may be considered for a grant from the remaining repair 
and renovation funds.
      These funds may be used by local educational agencies to 
meet the requirements of federal mandates such as the Americans 
with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 
and asbestos abatement requirements. Funds may also be used for 
the renovation, acquisition, and repair of charter schools and 
for emergency renovations or repairs to public school 
facilities to ensure the health and safety of students and 
staff (repairing, replacing, or installing roofs, electrical 
wiring, plumbing systems, or sewage systems; repairing, 
replacing, or installing heating, ventilation, or air 
conditioning systems, including insulation; and bringing 
schools into compliance with fire and safety codes).
      The conference agreement clarifies that public charter 
schools that are considered to be a local educational agency 
under state law are eligible to compete for renovation and 
repair funds from the state in the same manner as local 
educational agencies. In addition, public charter schools that 
are not considered to be a local educational agency are 
eligible to receive assistance, in the same manner as a public 
school, from a local educational agency that is awarded a grant 
under this section.
      The conference agreement provides for the equitable 
participation of non-profit, private elementary and secondary 
schools in repair and renovation activities. The eligible non-
profit, private elementary and secondary schools would be 
limited to those schools with a child poverty rate of 40 
percent or greater. Private school participation, in general, 
would be controlled by section 6402 of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which provides for the 
equitable participation of children enrolled in non-profit 
private elementary and secondary schools in the title VI block 
grant program of ESEA. This provision would allow these schools 
to receive the following services: (1) modifications of private 
school facilities in order to meet the standards under the 
Americans with Disabilities Act; (2) modifications of private 
school facilities to meet the standards under Section 504 of 
the Rehabilitation Act; and (3) asbestos abatement or removal 
from such school facilities.
      The conference agreement includes a prohibition on using 
federal emergency repair and renovation funds to supplant state 
and local funds available for repair and renovation. However, 
federal funds used for compliance with the Americans with 
Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 
would not be subject to a supplement, not supplant requirement. 
While schools are required to make facilities modifications to 
ensure accessibility and should have already made these 
modifications, it is most important that these modifications be 
made. Minimizing the restrictions placed upon federal funds for 
these purposes can help ensure that school buildings become 
accessible to disabled individuals.
      The conference agreement also provides for flexibility in 
the use of funds by local educational agencies. State 
educational agencies would distribute 25 percent of the funds 
they receive to local educational agencies through a 
competitive grant process for activities under part B of IDEA, 
technology activities, or both IDEA and technology activities. 
State educational agencies would base the grant awards for IDEA 
activities upon the need of a local educational agency for 
additional funds due to substantially high costs associated 
with serving a child with a disability; the costs of special 
education and related services, including transportation as 
needed to assist a child with a disability to benefit from 
special education; the costs of assistive technology devices 
and services, and the costs associated with helping children 
with disabilities progress toward state performance goals and 
indicators. State educational agencies would base the 
technology grant awards upon the need of a local educational 
agency for additional funds for technology activities carried 
out in connection with school repair and renovation, including 
wiring; acquiring hardware and software; acquiring connectivity 
linkages and resources; and acquiring microwave, fiber optics, 
cable, and satellite transmission equipment.
      Under the conference agreement, local educational 
agencies choose whether to apply for an IDEA grant, a 
technology grant, or both categories of grants. Local 
educational agencies that receive competitive grants for 
activities authorized under part B of IDEA would be required to 
use the grant funds in compliance with the provisions of that 
part. This requirement includes providing for the participation 
of private school children eligible for IDEA services. 
Technology activities would be for technology activities 
carried out in connection with school repair and renovation and 
include wiring; acquiring hardware and software; acquiring 
connectivity linkages and resources; and acquiring microwave, 
fiber optics, cable, and satellite transmission equipment.
Safe and drug free schools
      The conference agreement includes $644,250,000 for the 
Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act instead of the 
$599,250,000 as proposed by the House and $642,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Included within this amount is $439,250,000 for state 
grants as proposed by the House and $447,000,000 as proposed by 
the Senate.
      The agreement also includes $155,000,000 for national 
programs instead of $145,000,000 as proposed by the Senate and 
$110,000,000 as proposed by the House. Within this amount, the 
conferees include $117,000,000 to support the Safe Schools/
Healthy Students initiative. Within the funds for national 
programs, the agreement also provides $10,000,000 to remain 
available until expended for Project School Emergency Response 
to Violence to provide services to local educational agencies 
in which the learning environment has been disrupted due to a 
violent or traumatic crisis.
Reading is fundamental
      For the Reading is Fundamental program, the conference 
agreement provides $23,000,000 as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $21,000,000 as proposed by the House.
Arts in education
      For Arts in Education, the conference agreement includes 
$28,000,000 instead of $16,500,000 as proposed by the House and 
$18,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees provide 
that within this total, $6,500,000 is for VSA arts, $5,500,000 
is for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 
$2,000,000 is to be used to continue a youth violence 
prevention initiative, and $10,000,000 is to be used for the 
Secretary to make grants to school districts, state educational 
agencies, institutions of higher education and/or state and 
local non-profit arts organizations for activities authorized 
under subpart 1 of the Arts in Education program, particularly 
for supporting model projects and programs that integrate arts 
education into the regular elementary and secondary school 
curriculum and that provide for the development of model 
preservice and inservice professional development programs for 
arts educators and other instructional staff. In addition, 
$2,000,000 is for model professional development programs for 
music educators and $2,000,000 is for activities authorized 
under subpart 2 of the Arts in Education program.
Education for homeless children and youth
      The conference agreement includes $35,000,000 for 
Education for Homeless Children and Youth instead of 
$32,000,000 as proposed by the House and $31,700,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
Education of Native Hawaiians
      The conference agreement includes $28,000,000 for the 
Education of Native Hawaiians as proposed by the Senate instead 
of $23,000,000 as proposed by the House. When making awards for 
this program, the Department should provide: $6,500,000 for 
curricula development, teacher training, and recruitment 
programs, including native language revitalization (for which 
the conferees encourage priority to be given to the University 
of Hawaii at Hilo Native Language College), aquaculture, 
prisoner education initiatives, waste management, computer 
literacy, big island astronomy, and indigenous health programs; 
$1,600,000 for community-based learning centers; $3,200,000 for 
the native Hawaiian higher education program; $500,000 for the 
native Hawaiian education councils; and $10,900,000 for family 
based education centers, including early childhood education 
for native Hawaiian children. If the Department proposes to 
provide 10% less than the stated amounts for any activity 
within this program, it must notify the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations at least 90 days prior to the end 
of the fiscal year.
Alaska Native educational equity
      The conference agreement includes $15,000,000 for the 
Alaska Native Educational Equity program as proposed by the 
Senate instead of $13,000,000 as proposed by the House. From 
the increase in funds provided over the fiscal year 2000 level, 
$1,000,000 shall be for the Alaska Humanities Forum for 
operation of the Rose student exchange program and $1,000,000 
shall be for the Alaska Native Heritage Center for support of 
its cultural education programs.
Charter schools
      The conference agreement includes $190,000,000 for 
Charter Schools instead of $175,000,000 as proposed by the 
House and $210,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                           READING EXCELLENCE

      The conference agreement includes $286,000,000 for 
activities authorized under the Reading Excellence Act as 
proposed by the Senate instead of $260,000,000 as proposed by 
the House. The agreement provides $91,000,000 in fiscal year 
2001 and $195,000,000 in fiscal year 2002 funding for this 
account.

                            INDIAN EDUCATION

      The conference agreement includes $115,500,000 for Indian 
Education as proposed by the Senate instead of $107,765,000 as 
proposed by the House.

                   BILINGUAL AND IMMIGRANT EDUCATION

      The conference agreement includes $460,000,000 for 
Bilingual and Immigrant Education programs instead of 
$406,000,000 as proposed by the House and $443,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      For instructional services, the conference agreement 
includes $180,000,000 as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$162,500,000 as proposed by the House. For support services, 
the agreement provides $16,000,000 instead of $14,000,000 as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate. For professional 
development, the conference agreement includes $100,000,000 
instead of $85,000,000 as proposed by the Senate and 
$71,500,000 as proposed by the House. For immigrant education, 
the conference agreement includes $150,000,000 as proposed by 
both the House and the Senate. The agreement also provides 
$14,000,000 for foreign language assistance as proposed by the 
Senate instead of $8,000,000 as proposed by the House.

                           Special Education

      The conference agreement includes $7,439,948,000 for 
Special Education instead of $7,353,141,000 as proposed by the 
Senate and $6,550,161,000 as proposed by the House. The 
agreement provides $2,367,948,000 in fiscal year 2001 and 
$5,072,000,000 in fiscal year 2002 funding for this account.
      Included in these funds is $6,339,685,000 for Grants to 
States part B instead of $6,279,685,000 as proposed by the 
Senate and $5,489,685,000 as proposed by the House. This 
funding level provides an additional $1,350,000,000 to assist 
the States in meeting the additional per pupil costs of 
services to special education students.
      The conference agreement includes $383,567,000 for Grants 
for Infants and Families as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$375,000,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $49,200,000 for state 
program improvement grants instead of $45,200,000 as proposed 
by the House and $35,200,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
agreement includes $77,353,000 for research and innovation 
instead of $64,433,000 as proposed by the House and $74,433,000 
as proposed by the Senate. Within the amounts provided for 
Special Education Research and Innovation, the conference 
agreement includes $7,353,000 for the following:
            --$921,000 for the University of Louisville 
        Research Foundation, Louisville, KY for research in 
        pediatric sleep disorders and learning disabilities;
            --$461,000 for the University of Northern Iowa, 
        Cedar Falls, IA, National Institute of Technology for 
        Inclusive Education for expanded outreach efforts;
            --$1,421,000 for the Salt Lake City Organizing 
        Committee or to a governmental agency or a not-for-
        profit organization designated by the Salt Lake City 
        Organizing Committee for the 2002 Paralympic Games;
            --$1,600,000 to the National Easter Seals Society 
        for providing training, technical support, services and 
        equipment through the Early Childhood Development 
        Project in the Mississippi Delta Region;
            --$1,000,000 for the University of Northern 
        Colorado's National Center for Low Incidence 
        Disabilities in Greeley, Colorado to demonstrate 
        innovative and effective approaches to teaching special 
        education students;
            --$500,000 for the Baird Center in Burlington, 
        Vermont for a national demonstration to educate 
        students with serious emotional and behavioral 
        problems;
            --$750,000 for the Center for Literacy and 
        Assessment at the University of Southern Mississippi to 
        increase its research dissemination, teacher and parent 
        training, development of replicable models for reading 
        assessment and intervention;
            --$250,000 for the Hebrew Academy for Special 
        Children in Parksville, New York to continue its 
        demonstration program to enhance the academic and 
        social outcomes of developmentally disabled children; 
        and
            --$450,000 for Parents, Inc. in Alaska to train 
        teachers and specialists in the use of technology to 
        support service delivery to children with disabilities 
        in rural Alaska.
      The conference agreement includes $53,481,000 for 
technical assistance and dissemination instead of $45,481,000 
proposed by both the House and the Senate. The agreement also 
includes $26,000,000 for parent information centers as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $22,000,000 as proposed by the House.
      Included in the agreement is $37,210,000 for technology 
and media services instead of $36,410,000 as proposed by the 
House and $35,323,000 as proposed by the Senate. The agreement 
includes $9,500,000 for Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic 
for the purposes described in both the House and Senate 
reports.
      The agreement also includes $1,500,000 for Public 
Telecommunications Information and Training Dissemination as 
proposed by the Senate. The House bill did not contain funds 
for this activity.

            REHABILITATION SERVICES AND DISABILITY RESEARCH

      The conference agreement includes $2,805,339,000 for 
Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research instead of 
$2,776,803,000 as proposed by the House and $2,799,519,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $11,647,000 for client 
assistance state grants instead of $10,928,000 as proposed by 
the House and $11,147,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
agreement also includes $21,092,000 for demonstration and 
training programs instead of $16,492,000 as proposed by the 
House and $21,672,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $2,350,000 for migrant 
and seasonal farmworkers as proposed by the House instead of 
$2,850,000 as proposed by the Senate. The agreement also 
includes $14,000,000 for Protection and Advocacy of Individual 
Rights as proposed by the House instead of $13,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $20,000,000 for 
services for older blind individuals as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $18,000,000 as proposed by the House. The agreement 
also includes $8,717,000 for the Helen Keller Center for Deaf/
Blind as proposed by the Senate instead of $8,550,000 as 
proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $100,400,000 for the 
National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research 
instead of $86,462,000 as proposed by the House and $95,000,000 
as proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, the conference 
agreement includes $400,000 for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation 
in Wichita, Kansas.
      The conference agreement includes $41,112,000 for 
Assistive Technology as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$34,000,000 as proposed by the House. The conference agreement 
includes language which overrides the authorizing statute to 
provide $22,069,000 for State Assistive Technology projects, a 
total of $2,680,000 for grants to protection and advocacy 
systems (a minimum grant of $50,000 each) and $1,363,000 for 
technical assistance activities to support States in sustaining 
and strengthening their capacity to address the assistive 
technology needs of individuals with disabilities. This 
language was not included in either the House or Senate bills.
      The agreement also retains language from the Senate bill 
which changes the matching requirements and funding provisions 
under title III of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 in 
order to increase access to assistive technology for 
individuals with disabilities. The House bill contained no 
similar provision.
      Within the amounts provided for vocational rehabilitation 
demonstration and training programs, the conference agreement 
includes $4,600,000 for the following activities:
            $921,000--Krasnow Institute at George Mason 
        University, Fairfax, VA for continuation of learning 
        disability research;
            $921,000--Center for Discovery, International 
        Family Institute, Sullivan County, NY for expansion of 
        services to disabled persons;
            $230,000--Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind in 
        Talladega, AL for a demonstration grant for the 
        National Community College for Students with Sensory 
        Impairments;
            $500,000--Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania for a 
        national model program for teaching higher education 
        students with disabilities;
            $200,000--Lewis and Clark Community College in 
        Godfrey, Illinois to develop employment training 
        services for persons with disabilities;
            $425,000--The Imaginarium in Vestal, New York for 
        treating at risk, low income children with 
        developmental disorders;
            $255,000--Eden Institute, Princeton, New Jersey for 
        community-based services to children and adults with 
        autism;
            $595,000--American Foundation for the Blind's 
        National Literacy Center for the Visually Impaired, 
        Atlanta, Georgia to provide state-of-the-art teacher 
        training in the use of Braille, assistive and other 
        technologies to improve literacy instruction of 
        visually impaired children and adults;
            $553,000--Illinois State Board of Education for an 
        Assistive Technology Exchange Program in Chicago, 
        Illinois, to expand services to individuals with 
        disabilities.

           Special Institutions for Persons With Disabilities

                 American Printing House for the Blind

      The conference agreement includes $12,000,000 for 
American Printing House for the Blind instead of $11,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $12,500,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. This amount includes $800,000 for the American Printing 
House's commitment to provide accessible textbooks to students 
who are blind or visually impaired through its innovative 
Accessible Textbook Initiative and Collaboration Project.

               National Technical Institute for the Deaf

      The conference agreement includes $53,376,000 for the 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf instead of 
$54,000,000 as proposed by the House and $54,366,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees direct the Department of Education to waive 
any contribution requirement for construction costs related to 
the dormitory renovation project.

                          Gallaudet University

      The conference agreement includes $89,400,000 for 
Gallaudet University as proposed by the House instead of 
$87,650,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                     Vocational and Adult Education

      The conference agreement includes $1,825,600,000 for 
Vocational and Adult Education instead of $1,718,600,000 as 
proposed by the House and $1,726,600,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The agreement provides $1,034,600,000 in fiscal year 
2001 and $791,000,000 in fiscal year 2002 funding for this 
account.
      The conference agreement includes $1,100,000,000 for 
Vocational Education basic state grants as proposed by the 
House instead of $1,071,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $5,600,000 for Tribally 
Controlled Postsecondary Vocational Institutions as proposed by 
the Senate instead of $4,600,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $17,500,000 for 
vocational education national programs as proposed by the House 
and the Senate. The agreement also includes $9,000,000 to 
continue the occupational and employment information program as 
proposed by the Senate. The House bill did not include funding 
for this activity.
      The conference agreement includes $5,000,000 for the 
tech-prep education demonstration authorized under section 207 
of the Perkins Act. The agreement also includes $22,000,000 for 
State Grants for Incarcerated Youth as proposed by the Senate. 
The House did not provide funding for these activities.
      The conferees encourage the Department to give full and 
fair consideration to proposals from county probation 
departments collaborating with community-based organizations 
established to address the educational and employment needs of 
ex-offenders.
      The conference agreement includes $540,000,000 for adult 
education state grants instead of $470,000,000 proposed by both 
the House and the Senate. Within this amount, $70,000,000 is to 
be set aside for integrated English literacy and civics 
education services to new immigrants. Sixty-five percent of 
these funds will be allocated on the basis of a state's 
absolute need for services and thirty-five percent will be 
allocated on the basis of a state's recent growth in need for 
services. Each state is guaranteed a minimum grant of $60,000. 
For the purposes of allocating funds to States for these 
services, the conferees intend that the Department of Education 
use the most current data available from the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice to 
determine the number of immigrants admitted for legal permanent 
residence for each fiscal year. The House bill provided 
$25,500,000 for civics education services to new immigrants. 
The Senate bill contained no similar provision.

                      Student Financial Assistance

      The conference agreement includes $10,674,000,000 for 
Student Financial Assistance instead of $10,150,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $10,639,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The agreement sets the maximum Pell Grant at $3,750 
instead of $3,650 as proposed by the Senate and $3,500 as 
proposed by the House. The agreement provides $8,756,000,000 
for current law Pell Grants.
      The conference agreement includes $60,000,000 for Perkins 
Loan cancellations instead of $40,000,000 as proposed by the 
House and $75,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The agreement 
also includes $55,000,000 for Leveraging Educational Assistance 
Partnerships (LEAP) as proposed by the Senate. The House bill 
did not provide funding for this program.
      The conference agreement also includes $1,000,000 for the 
loan forgiveness for child care providers program, instead of 
$10,000,000 provided in the Senate bill. The House bill did not 
include any funding for this program. The conferees are aware 
of the significant need for and benefits of high quality child 
care services, and for that reason, have included start up 
funding for this program. Limited funding has been provided in 
fiscal year 2001 solely due to the fact that few individuals 
will meet the eligibility requirements. The conferees expect 
the Secretary to be prepared to discuss the estimated number of 
eligible borrowers and amounts eligible to be forgiven at the 
fiscal year 2002 appropriations hearings to help make certain 
that sufficient funding is available for this program. In 
addition, the conferees direct the Department to ensure that 
information about the availability and benefits of this program 
is provided to all potentially eligible borrowers.
      The conferees encourage the Department of Education, on 
all existing and future web sites and publications where higher 
education financial aid information is provided, to fairly and 
accurately provide information with respect to the availability 
of loans through both the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) 
program and the Federal Direct Loan Program.
      The conferees support continuing funding for work 
colleges, authorized in section 448 of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965. These funds help support comprehensive work-service-
learning programs around the Nation. Of the funds provided, the 
conference agreement includes $4,000,000 to continue and expand 
the work colleges program.
      The conferees are aware of concerns in the higher 
education community about the so-called ``12-hour rule'' and 
its unsuitability to address the needs of institutions of 
higher education throughout the nation that serve non-
traditional students engaged in lifelong learning. The 
conferees are concerned about the potential for enormous 
paperwork burdens being placed on institutions of higher 
education in their attempts to comply with the 12-hour rule. 
The conferees understand that the Department of Education has 
agreed to meet with the higher education community about this 
issue. The conferees strongly encourage the Department to 
include all interested parties in this discussion, including 
those involved in efforts to assure the integrity of Federal 
student financial aid programs. The Department is requested to 
report the results of the discussions and any anticipated 
action on the part of the Department with respect to the 12-
hour rule to the relevant Congressional committees by March 31, 
2001. By October 1, 2001, the Department is to make 
recommendations to the relevant congressional committees 
regarding the most appropriate means to maintain the integrity 
of Federal student assistance programs without creating 
unnecessary paperwork for institutions of higher education.

                            Higher Education

      The conference agreement includes $1,911,710,000 for 
Higher Education instead of $1,688,081,000 as proposed by the 
House and $1,704,520,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $73,000,000 for 
strengthening institutions as proposed by the House instead of 
$65,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The agreement also 
includes $68,500,000 for Hispanic Serving Institutions as 
proposed by the House instead of $62,500,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $185,000,000 for 
Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities as 
proposed by the House instead of $169,000,000 as proposed by 
the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $45,000,000 for 
Historically Black Graduate Institutions as proposed by the 
House instead of $40,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $6,000,000 for Alaska 
and Native Hawaiian Institutions as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $5,000,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $15,000,000 for 
Strengthening Tribal Colleges as proposed by the Senate instead 
of $12,000,000 as proposed by the House. Of this amount, 
$5,000,000 shall be used for construction and renovation 
projects at tribally controlled colleges and universities.
      The conference agreement includes $146,687,000 for the 
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education instead of 
$31,200,000 as proposed by the House and $51,247,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within the amounts provided for the 
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, the 
conference agreement includes $115,487,000 for the following:
            $277,000--Calhoun Community College, Decatur, AL 
        for technology enhancements;
            $921,000--Jefferson State Community College, 
        Birmingham, AL for technology enhancements and 
        supporting infrastructure;
            $138,000--Wayne State College, Wayne, NE for 
        development of a family business center;
            $2,721,000--University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in 
        Lincoln, NE for the Nebraska Center for Information 
        Technology Education;
            $691,000--Wayne State College, Wayne, NE for a 
        computer initiative and improvement of technological 
        infrastructure;
            $461,000--Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX for 
        instructional equipment;
            $147,000--Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL for 
        Regional Library Resource Center development;
            $2,482,000--Western Governor's University, Salt 
        Lake City, UT for distance-learning programs;
            $369,000--Macon State College, Macon, GA for 
        technology development;
            $369,000--Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA for 
        distance learning programs;
            $976,000--University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 
        VA Center for Government Studies for the Youth 
        Leadership Initiative;
            $737,000--City University, Bellevue, WA for 
        distance learning;
            $921,000--Southeast Missouri State University, Cape 
        Girardeau, MO for equipment and curriculum development 
        associated with the University's Polytechnic Institute;
            $369,000--Millikin University, Decatur, IL for 
        community outreach and experiential education programs;
            $921,000--Illinois State University at Normal, IL 
        for the Center for Special Education Technology;
            $369,000--Mankato State University, Mankato, MN for 
        a wireless campus initiative;
            $369,000--Winona State University, MN for 
        technology enhancements;
            $461,000--Montana State University, Bozeman, MT for 
        Educational Technology Leadership Institute;
            $461,000--Western Montana College of the University 
        of Montana in Dillon, MT for the Rural Education 
        Technology Center;
            $921,000--Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH 
        for technology improvements;
            $921,000--California State University, Long Beach 
        in Long Beach, CA for Technology-Enhanced Learning 
        Project;
            $1,843,000--Elmira College, Elmira, NY for a 
        Technology Enhancement Initiative;
            $921,000--University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 
        for the Social Work Research Center;
            $4,564,000--The Oklahoma Regents for Higher 
        Education, Oklahoma City, OK for an educational 
        telecommunications and information network utilizing 
        facilities being made available in Ponca City, OK;
            $461,000--William Tyndale College, Farmington 
        Hills, Michigan for Interactive learning center for the 
        21st Century;
            $980,000--John Carroll University, University 
        Heights, OH for operations and equipment related to the 
        Center for Mathematics and Science Education, Teaching, 
        and Technology;
            $1,713,000--San Bernardino Community College 
        District to support the expansion of distance education 
        telecourse broadcasting, including the purchase of 
        equipment;
            $207,000--Office of Global Business & 
        Entrepreneurship, Gordon Ford College of Business, 
        Bowling Green, KY for technology;
            $461,000--Northwestern State University, 
        Natchitoches, LA for Technological Infrastructure 
        Improvements;
            $1,068,000--University of Colorado at Boulder, 
        Boulder, CO for the ATLAS (Alliance for Technology, 
        Learning and Society) Project for technology-enhanced 
        learning;
            $921,000--Fort Hays State University, Center for 
        Networked Learning, Hays, KS for information 
        technology;
            $1,704,000--Ocean Institute, Dana Point, CA for the 
        Ocean Education Center;
            $553,000--National Latino Research Center, 
        California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA 
        for training and research regarding Hispanic 
        populations in the U.S.;
            $880,000--The Philadelphia University, 
        Philadelphia, PA for the Center for Education 
        Technology;
            $1,152,000--DePaul University, Chicago, IL for 
        training and infrastructure improvement;
            $829,000--Barat College, Lake Forest, IL for the 
        Center for Teacher Learning;
            $949,000--University of Arizona College of Medicine 
        for the Integrative Medicine Distance Learning Program;
            $691,000--Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 
        for Great Plains Network Connectivity;
            $230,000--Kansas Technology Center, Pittsburg State 
        University, Pittsburg, KS for manufacturing education;
            $461,000--Indiana Institute of Tech, Ft. Wayne, IN 
        for technology enhancements;
            $921,000--Central Florida Community College, Ocala, 
        FL for academic programming;
            $1,382,000--Southeastern Louisiana University, 
        Hammond, LA for the Alternate Teacher Certification 
        Technology Program;
            $921,000--University of Tennessee, Chattanooga 
        Challenger Center, Chattanooga, TN for programmatic 
        educational activities;
            $921,000--State Board of Career and Technology 
        Education, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology 
        Education, Stillwater, OK for a Rural Education Virtual 
        Tech Job Training System pilot program;
            $322,000--Center for International Trade 
        Development at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 
        OK for higher education international studies;
            $1,843,000--Delaware County Community College, 
        Media, PA for technology infrastructure;
            $1,106,000--Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA 
        for a technology education program;
            $2,499,000--University of Hawaii at Manoa for a 
        joint project with the University of South Florida, the 
        University of California at Los Angeles, CA and George 
        Washington University for the Globalization Network 
        program;
            $884,000--University of Idaho College of 
        Engineering at Boise to enhance computing and modeling 
        capabilities;
            $1,843,000--Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio for 
        science education and research, including laboratory 
        and computer equipment;
            $4,146,000--Northern Illinois Center for 
        Accelerator and Detector Development at Northern 
        Illinois University, DeKalb, IL for equipment and 
        operations;
            $921,000--University of Redlands, Redlands, CA for 
        computer technology and networking;
            $276,000--New York Medical College for curriculum 
        development;
            $1,705,000--Minnesota State Colleges and 
        Universities, St. Paul, MN for development of an e-
        monitoring environment;
            $92,000--La Sierra University in Riverside, CA for 
        educational equipment;
            $980,000--University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL for 
        the Child Development Research Center;
            $700,000--Center for the Advancement of Distance 
        Education in Rural America (CADERA) in New Mexico;
            $400,000--Crime Victim Law Institute at the 
        Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College in 
        Portland, Oregon to continue the study and enhancement 
        of the role of victims in the criminal justice system;
            $200,000--Urban Learning Center in Covington, 
        Kentucky to expand education and student support 
        programs that prepare economically disadvantaged 
        individuals for post-secondary education;
            $500,000--Washington and Lee University in 
        Lexington, Virginia for the Shepherd Program for the 
        Study of Poverty;
            $900,000--University of Idaho in Moscow Interactive 
        Learning Environments initiative designed to develop 
        and improve Internet-based delivery of education 
        programs;
            $1,000,000--Huntingdon College in Montgomery, 
        Alabama to assist in the development of a program to 
        enhance effective integration of computer technology in 
        math and science instruction;
            $900,000--Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell to 
        expand its aviation maintenance technology program;
            $1,300,000--University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, 
        Alabama to upgrade computer equipment and software in 
        its Mathematics Learning Center for enhancement of 
        undergraduate mathematics and science instruction and 
        education;
            $1,020,000--Northwestern Michigan College in 
        Traverse City, Michigan to enhance programmatic 
        operations of the Great Lakes Water Research Center 
        through teacher education, course development, and 
        equipment acquisition;
            $250,000--Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse in 
        Pennsylvania for continuing education programs;
            $300,000--Oregon Graduate Institute in Portland, 
        Oregon for the creation of Environmental Information 
        Technology certificate and graduate degree programs;
            $750,000--University of Louisville in Kentucky for 
        infrastructure needs to support access to postsecondary 
        education for nontraditional students through its 
        Metropolitan Scholars Program;
            $500,000--Northern Kentucky University to expand 
        educational opportunities for nontraditional students 
        through its Metropolitan Education and Training Service 
        program;
            $625,000--College of Technology at Montana State 
        University-Great Falls to establish a dental hygiene 
        education program;
            $300,000--Cleveland State University in Ohio for 
        equipment acquisition and technology enhancements that 
        support innovative educational programming;
            $1,800,000--Galena School District in Alaska for a 
        collaboration with the University of Southeast Alaska 
        for occupation-based curriculum development and 
        implementation;
            $300,000--Southern Oregon University in Ashland, 
        Oregon to continue efforts to research and pilot a 
        comprehensive program for preventing alcohol and drug 
        abuse among college students;
            $1,000,000--Castleton State College in Castleton, 
        Vermont to establish the Robert T. Stafford Center for 
        the Support and Study of the Community and to establish 
        an endowment for the Robert T. Stafford Center;
            $1,000,000--Southeast Pennsylvania Consortium for 
        Higher Education for faculty development, teacher 
        training and community outreach;
            $800,000--University of Alaska to continue the 
        Alaska Distance Education Consortium;
            $900,000--College of William and Mary in 
        Williamsburg, Virginia to collaborate with Colonial 
        Williamsburg in the development of the Institute of 
        American History and Democracy;
            $350,000--Lehigh University in Pennsylvania for the 
        Integrated Product, Project, and Process Development 
        initiative;
            $400,000--Lewis and Clark College in Portland, 
        Oregon for the Life of the Mind education initiative 
        designed to explore and celebrate the 200th 
        anniversaries of the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and 
        Clark expedition;
            $750,000--Galena School District in Alaska to 
        develop alternative education programs;
            $250,000--Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Institute 
        in Pennsylvania for educational programs;
            $200,000--Chippewa Valley Technical College for 
        technology upgrades related to the training of health 
        professionals;
            $1,275,000--Portland State University in Portland, 
        Oregon for the creation of a national Tribal Government 
        Institute to provide academic and professional 
        development opportunities for elected tribal leaders 
        and governments;
            $500,000--College of Rural Alaska-Interior 
        Aleutians campus to collaborate with the Galena School 
        District for an innovative technology transfer program;
            $300,000--Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey 
        for the Community Law program;
            $200,000--Minot State University for the Rural 
        Communications Disability Program;
            $250,000--North Dakota State University for the 
        Tech-Based Industry Traineeship program;
            $175,000--North Dakota State University to develop 
        an academic program in electronic commerce;
            $800,000--Suomi College in Hancock, Michigan for 
        educational operations;
            $6,000,000--University of Tennessee to establish 
        the Howard Baker School of Government;
            $1,000,000--University of Charleston in West 
        Virginia for collaborative efforts with the Clay Center 
        for the Arts and Sciences;
            $800,000--Urban College of Boston in Massachusetts 
        to support higher education programs serving low-income 
        and minority students;
            $300,000--Western New Mexico University to improve 
        educational access and opportunity through educational 
        technology;
            $6,000,000--Pennsylvania State University to 
        establish the William F. Goodling Institute for 
        Research in Family Literacy and to establish an 
        endowment fund for the William F. Goodling Institute 
        for Research in Family Literacy;
            $1,000,000--Southern Illinois University Public 
        Policy Institute in Carbondale, IL for the endowment 
        for the Paul Simon Chair;
            $230,000--Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. 
        Myers, FL for curriculum development to support the 
        Center for Environmental Research and Preservation and 
        Campus Ecosystem Model;
            $900,000--Oklahoma State University for the 
        Exercises in Hard Choices program;
            $850,000--Jackson State University in Jackson, 
        Mississippi, to establish a Minority Center of 
        Excellence for Math & Science Teacher Preparation;
            $300,000--Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. 
        for technology infrastructure and planning for expanded 
        science facilities;
            $300,000--Boston College to develop technology 
        infrastructure to implement a science education 
        program;
            $85,000--Loyola University, Illinois, for a program 
        to provide summer research opportunities for minority 
        students;
            $85,000--Pace University, White Plains, New York, 
        to support a center for advanced technology;
            $90,000--Wausau Health Foundation in Wausau, 
        Wisconsin to support the development and implementation 
        of a cardiac nursing certification program;
            $85,000--Foothills Technical Institute, Security, 
        Arkansas, to expand technical training and education 
        programs for rural residents;
            $106,000--Gateway Community College in Connecticut 
        for faculty technology training and technology 
        equipment upgrades;
            $170,000--Florida State University in Tallahassee, 
        Florida, for a distance learning program;
            $213,000--World Learning School of International 
        Training, Brattleboro, Vermont, for educational 
        technology programs;
            $213,000--Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York, for 
        multicultural, interdisciplinary curricula reform;
            $1,225,000--Association of Jesuit Colleges and 
        Universities to establish the National Center for 
        Competency-based Distance Learning;
            $255,000--East Los Angeles College, South Gate, 
        California, for South Gate Education Center technology 
        upgrades;
            $298,000--Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, to 
        support education technology enhancements including the 
        purchase of equipment;
            $298,000--D'Youville College, Buffalo, New York, to 
        support education technology enhancements including the 
        purchase of equipment;
            $298,000--Niagara University in Lewiston, New York, 
        to support education technology enhancements including 
        the purchase of equipment;
            $298,000--Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, 
        Michigan to enhance teacher training in the use of 
        technology in classroom instruction;
            $340,000--Dean College, Franklin, Massachusetts for 
        the Institute for Students With Physical or Learning 
        Impairments to improve instructional and support 
        services for students with disabilities;
            $361,000--Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas to 
        support the planning and creation of the Lamar 
        Institute of Technology Center for Criminal Justice 
        Education and Training;
            $383,000--Ivy Tech State College, Indianapolis, 
        Indiana, for technology enhancements at the Lawrence 
        Township/Ft. Harrison campus;
            $425,000--Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode 
        Island to support program and curriculum development 
        associated with the Pell Center for International 
        Relations and Public Policy, including the purchase of 
        equipment;
            $425,000--University of San Francisco, San 
        Francisco, California for equipment and program 
        development at the Center for Economic Development;
            $425,000--Diablo Valley College, California, for a 
        teacher mentoring program to recruit high school and 
        community college students into teaching;
            $425,000--Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, 
        New York for technology equipment and upgrades;
            $468,000--Paul Quinn College Center for Education 
        and Technology to provide technology based services to 
        students and the community;
            $544,000--University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
        for a joint project with the Johnson C. Smith 
        University, North Carolina, for the Strategies for 
        Success Program to increase the number of minority 
        students in graduate engineering programs;
            $595,000--Columbia University, New York, for a 
        joint project with the Hostos Community College of the 
        City University of New York, New York, for a distance 
        learning initiative to train minority students in 
        foreign policy disciplines;
            $638,000--University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, 
        Wisconsin for the Urban Educator Corps Partnership 
        initiative;
            $680,000--Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 
        New Richmond, Wisconsin, to provide technology training 
        and for technology infrastructure;
            $680,000--Cambria County Area Community College, 
        Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for a management information 
        system;
            $723,000--Roxbury Community College, Roxbury, 
        Massachusetts, for new technology equipment and 
        systems;
            $723,000--Lehman College at the City University of 
        New York in Bronx, New York, to support a professional 
        development initiative, including the purchase of 
        equipment to support these activities;
            $765,000--Carl Sandburg College Community 
        Technology Center, Galesburg, Illinois to support 
        expanded access to information technology and related 
        services, including the purchase of equipment;
            $808,000--Alabama A & M University Research 
        Institute, Huntsville, Alabama, for continuation of 
        research activities and operations;
            $808,000--Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi 
        to expand science and math programs;
            $1,275,000--University of Kansas Center for 
        Research, Inc. for a biodiversity information 
        technology initiative;
            $1,700,000--George Meany Center for Labor Studies 
        in Silver Spring, Maryland, to support program and 
        curriculum development associated with a National 
        Center for Training the High Skilled Workforce, 
        including the purchase of equipment;
            $2,550,000--University of Arkansas in Fayetteville 
        to establish academic and research programs for the 
        Diane Blair Center for the Study of Southern Politics 
        and Society;
            $100,000--Neumann College, in Aston, Pennsylvania, 
        for curriculum design, teacher training and 
        development, and technology enhancements.
    The conference agreement includes $67,000,000 for 
International Education domestic programs as proposed by the 
House instead of $62,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
    The conference agreement includes $730,000,000 for TRIO 
instead of $760,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
$736,500,000 as proposed by the Senate.
    The conference agreement includes $295,000,000 for the 
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate 
Programs (GEAR UP) instead of $200,000,000 as proposed by the 
House and $225,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
    The conference agreement includes $41,001,000 for Byrd 
Scholarships as proposed by the Senate instead of $39,859,000 
proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $10,000,000 for the 
Javits Fellowship program in school year 2002-2003. The 
agreement also includes $31,000,000 for Graduate Assistance in 
Areas of National Need instead of $33,000,000 as proposed by 
the Senate. The agreement includes $30,000,000 for the Learning 
Anytime Anywhere Partnerships as proposed by the Senate instead 
of $10,000,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $25,000,000 for Child 
Care Access Means Parents in School instead of $15,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $10,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $1,750,000 for the 
Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program as 
proposed by the Senate. The House bill did not fund this 
activity.
      The conference agreement also includes $4,000,000 for 
Thurgood Marshall Scholarships and $1,000,000 for Olympic 
Scholarships. Neither the House nor the Senate funded these 
activities.
      The conferees recognize efforts of the University of 
South Carolina's College of Education to develop and implement 
a teacher training/teacher exchange program with their 
counterparts in Brazil, Denmark, Hungary, and Thailand. The 
conferees encourage the Secretary to support such efforts that 
link postsecondary institutions on an international basis to 
promote and improve teacher training and development 
activities.

                           HOWARD UNIVERSITY

      The conference agreement includes $232,474,000 for Howard 
University instead of $226,474,000 as proposed by the House and 
$224,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.

         COLLEGE HOUSING AND ACADEMIC FACILITIES LOANS (CHAFL)

      The conference agreement includes $762,000 for the 
College Housing and Academic Facilities Loans administration 
instead of $737,000 as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate.

 HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAPITAL FINANCING, PROGRAM 
                                ACCOUNT

      The conference agreement includes $208,000 for the 
Historically Black College and University Capital Financing 
Program Account as proposed by the Senate instead of $207,000 
as proposed by the House.

             EDUCATION RESEARCH, STATISTICS AND IMPROVEMENT

      The conference agreement includes $732,721,000 for 
Education Research, Statistics and Improvement instead of the 
$494,367,000 as proposed by the House and $506,519,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees provide $120,567,000 for research instead 
of $103,567,000 as proposed by the House and $113,567,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this total, $20,000,000 is 
included for continuation of the interagency research 
initiative and $7,000,000 is included to support a research 
initiative on improving schooling for language-minority 
students. This program would support an interagency effort 
between the Department of Education and the National Institute 
of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to identify 
critical factors in the development of English-language 
literacy among students whose primary language is Spanish.
      The conferees provide $80,000,000 for statistics instead 
of $68,000,000 as proposed by the House and the Senate. Within 
the increase provided, $2,000,000 is for a National Adult 
Literacy Survey; $6,400,000 is for the Birth Cohort of the 
Early Childhood Longitudinal Study to allow the Department to 
follow cognitive, physical, and social development of young 
children; $1,000,000 is for the Adult Literacy and Life Skills 
study, an international comparative study of American workforce 
literacy skills in the context of five other nations; and 
$2,600,000 is for the Faculty Salary and Staff Surveys which 
form part of the Institutional Postsecondary Educational Data 
System and are used by many organizations to conduct policy 
analysis on institutions of higher education.
      The conference agreement includes $65,000,000 for 
regional educational labs as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate. Consistent with House report 104-537, it is the intent 
of the conferees that funds provided to the regional 
educational laboratories shall not be conditioned on meeting 
performance standards that compromise the priorities of the 
regional governing boards of each of the individual 
laboratories. Further, the conferees intend that regional 
educational laboratory funds shall be obligated and distributed 
on the same basis as the fiscal year 2000 allocations not later 
than January 31, 2001.
Fund for the Improvement of Education
      For the fund for the improvement of education (FIE), the 
conference agreement includes $349,354,000 instead of the 
$145,000,000 as proposed by the House and $142,152,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $50,000,000 for 
comprehensive school reform grants to school districts.
      The conference agreement includes $30,000,000 to be used 
for the Elementary School Counseling Demonstration Program. The 
agreement also includes $5,000,000 to provide grants to enable 
schools to provide physical education and improve physical 
fitness and $3,000,000 for activities to promote consumer, 
economic, and personal finance education such as saving, 
investing and entrepreneurial education.
      The conference agreement includes $5,000,000 to make 
awards under section 10101 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act for a dropout prevention demonstration project. 
These awards should be made to implement innovative model 
programs that undertake activities to provide support, 
enrichment and motivation to students at risk of dropping out 
or that undertake activities to raise standards and 
expectations for disadvantaged students traditionally 
underserved in schools in order to ensure school completion. 
The Secretary will make awards to States or local educational 
agencies, working in collaboration with institutions of higher 
education or other public and private agencies, organizations 
or institutions. Priority should be given to applicants serving 
the communities with the highest dropout rates.
      The conferees recognize the need to promote the study of 
American history in our nation's schools, and therefore, have 
also included $50,000,000 for a new demonstration program 
focusing on the instruction of American history in elementary 
and secondary education. Under this program, the Secretary of 
Education will award grants to local educational agencies 
(LEAs), and in turn, the LEAs will make awards to schools that 
are teaching American history as a separate subject within 
school curricula (not as a part of a social studies course). 
Grant awards are designed to augment the quality of American 
history instruction and to provide professional development 
activities and teacher education in the area of American 
history.
      The conference agreement includes $5,000,000 for high 
school reform state grants. Through this State grant program, 
the Secretary of Education shall award three year grants, 
through a peer review process, to State educational agencies. 
State educational agencies will make available not less than 90 
percent of the funds, on a competitive basis, to secondary 
schools or consortia thereof to support programs, activities, 
classes, and other services designed to assist secondary school 
students in attaining State-established challenging academic 
and technical skills proficiencies. Grants awarded to secondary 
schools or consortia shall be used to carry out the following 
activities: integration of academics with technical skills 
courses; establishment of learning and technical skills centers 
within secondary schools; and programs that support and 
implement innovative strategies such as independent study, 
school-based enterprises, and project-based learning.
      The conference agreement includes funding under this 
heading for an award to maintain and enhance the National 
Teacher Recruitment Clearinghouse and for associated outreach 
and technical assistance activities.
      The conferees are aware of a research-based program that 
assesses a student's cognitive strengths and perceptual 
abilities and designs an individualized plan of strengthening 
them which has promise to improve students' reading levels, 
grades, test scores and behavior, thereby reducing referrals to 
special education.
      Within the amounts provided for the Fund for the 
Improvement of Education, the conference agreement includes 
$139,624,000 for the following:
            $921,000--Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA 
        for an educational program;
            $461,000--Giant Steps Illinois in Westmont, IL for 
        educational services;
            $1,000,000--San Diego Unified School District in CA 
        for ``The Blueprint for Student Success in a Standards-
        Based System'';
            $544,000--Utica City School District, Utica, New 
        York for an English as a Second Language Program;
            $9,000--Jefferson Consolidated School District, 
        Jefferson New York for a summer school program;
            $461,000--Texas A&M; International University, 
        Laredo, TX for the Reading Research Center;
            $184,000--Riverside Community College District, 
        Riverside, CA for general planning for a Center for 
        Primary Education;
            $547,000--Riverside Community College District, 
        Riverside, CA for curriculum development and related 
        costs for the School for the Arts;
            $343,000--Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA for 
        ``Project Life'';
            $686,000--WestEd Eisenhower Regional Consortium for 
        Science and Mathematics, San Francisco, CA for 24 
        Challenge and Jumping Levels Math;
            $507,000--George Mason University, Fairfax VA for 
        Center for Families and Schools programming;
            $275,000--Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, 
        VA for the Teacher Leadership 2000 project in Annandale 
        Terrace Elementary School, Belvedere Elementary School, 
        Glen Forest Elementary School, Graham Road Elementary 
        School, and Parklawn Elementary School;
            $841,000--Institute for Student Achievement, New 
        York, NY for establishment of programs at Holmes Middle 
        School, Annandale High School and Falls Church High 
        School in Virginia;
            $929,000--Yosemite National Institute, Sausalito, 
        CA for science-based environmental education;
            $1,283,000--Indian River Community College, Fort 
        Pierce, FL for the Living Science Interactive Learning 
        Model;
            $23,000--United Activities Unlimited Inc., Staten 
        Island, NY for tutoring and homework assistance;
            $28,000--Foundation for the Advancement of Autistic 
        Persons in Staten Island, NY for Eden II teacher 
        retention program;
            $69,000--Community School District 31, Staten 
        Island, NY for textbook and library book purchases;
            $276,000--New Jersey Historical Society for 
        ``Educating New Jersey's Children in the Past'';
            $691,000--Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL for 
        technology-based education programs;
            $921,000--Space Education Initiatives, Inc., Green 
        Bay, WI for professional development and technology 
        programming;
            $3,430,000--The Board of Education of the City of 
        Chicago/Chicago Public Schools, National Teaching 
        Training Academy, Chicago IL for the Consortium for the 
        Advancement of Teaching;
            $230,000--Fox Valley Illinois YMCA for the Teen 
        Agenda Program;
            $115,000--L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Program, Rochester Hills, 
        MI for teen leadership, character development, and role 
        modeling program;
            $806,000--Clark State Community College, 
        Springfield OH and Cuyahoga Community College, 
        Cleveland, OH for the Early Childhood Literacy Project;
            $369,000--Kids Voting USA, Tempe, AZ for 
        educational programming;
            $921,000--Rockford Public Schools--District 205, 
        Rockford, IL for strengthening of a magnet school 
        program;
            $461,000--Carthage Central School District, 
        Carthage, NY for an academic intervention plan;
            $1,799,000--Reading Together USA Program at the 
        University of North Carolina at Greensboro for tutoring 
        program expansion;
            $691,000--National Center for Family Literacy, 
        Louisville, KY for family literacy practitioner 
        training;
            $461,000--Center Unified School District, Antelope, 
        CA for training for literacy professionals;
            $497,000--San Juan Unified School District, 
        Carmichael, CA for a comprehensive literacy program;
            $921,000--San Joaquin Council of Governments, 
        Stockton, CA for the San Joaquin County Reads Program;
            $880,000--George C. Marshall Foundation, Lexington, 
        VA for character development through community service;
            $415,000--National Crime Prevention Council, 
        Washington DC for continuation of the National Youth 
        Safety Corps;
            $921,000--Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, 
        Chicago, IL for Cyber Space Technology Learning Center;
            $184,000--Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 
        Institute for Policy Research for the School Youth 
        Development Program;
            $921,000--North Central Regional Educational 
        Laboratory for the North Central Alliance, Oak Brook, 
        IL for Improving Professional Development;
            $276,000--Midwest Young Artists, Highwood, IL for 
        music education programming;
            $230,000--Shimer College, Waukegan, IL for the 
        Graduate Program in the Foundations of Science;
            $92,000--Aptakisic Tripp Community Consolidated 
        School District #102 in IL for curriculum development;
            $1,843,000--Lake County Forest Preserve District in 
        Libertyville, IL for educational center programming;
            $345,000--Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, 
        Columbus OH for a Career Academy Program;
            $111,000--Mariposa County Unified School District, 
        Mariposa California for a teacher initiative;
            $350,000--Center for Advanced Research and 
        Technology, Clovis CA for educational programming;
            $921,000--Media Arts Center, Paintsville, KY for 
        equipment and educational program support;
            $921,000--University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 
        for enhancing teacher performance in schools;
            $276,000--Southern Illinois University, 
        Edwardsville, IL for an urban quality teacher 
        initiative;
            $921,000--Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, KS for 
        special education teaching reforms;
            $46,000--Beaver Local School District, Lisbon, OH 
        for educational programming;
            $46,000--Belmont-Harrison Vocational School 
        District, St. Clairsville, OH for educational 
        programming;
            $46,000--Brooke High School, Wellsburg, WV for 
        educational programming;
            $46,000--Bridgeport Exempted Village School 
        District, Bridgeport, OH for educational programming;
            $46,000--Buckeye Local School District, Rayland, OH 
        for educational programming;
            $46,000--Columbiana County Career Center, Lisbon, 
        OH for educational programming;
            $46,000--East Liverpool School District, East 
        Liverpool, OH for educational programming;
            $46,000--Edison Local School District, 
        Hammondsville, OH for educational programming;
            $46,000--Hancock County Schools, New Cumberland, WV 
        for educational programming;
            $46,000--John D. Rockefeller Vocational Technical 
        Center, New Cumberland, WV for educational programming;
            $46,000--Indian Creek School District, 
        Wintersville, OH for educational programming;
            $46,000--Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, 
        Bloomingdale, OH for educational programming;
            $46,000--Martins Ferry School District, Martins 
        Ferry, OH for educational programming;
            $46,000--Midland School District, Midland, PA for 
        educational programming;
            $46,000--Southern Local School District, 
        Salineville, OH for educational programming;
            $46,000--South Side School District, Hookstown, PA 
        for educational programming;
            $46,000--Steubenville City Schools, Steubenville, 
        OH for educational programming;
            $46,000--Toronto School District, Toronto, OH for 
        educational programming;
            $46,000--Wellsville Local School District, 
        Wellsville, OH for educational programming;
            $46,000--Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling, WV 
        for educational programming;
            $921,000--Girard Community Committee Inc., for 
        development of the Girard Multigenerational Center in 
        Girard, Ohio;
            $369,000--St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana School 
        Board, Covington, LA for teacher technology training;
            $92,000--Orleans Parish, LA District Attorney's 
        Office, New Orleans, LA for school based drug awareness 
        education and prevention program;
            $200,000--The ReadNet Foundation, New York, NY for 
        innovative learning solutions for the mentally 
        handicapped;
            $480,000--Technological Research and Development 
        Authority, Titusville, FL for the Mathematics, Science 
        & Technology Teacher Education Program;
            $46,000--Kentucky Sheriff's Boys and Girls Club in 
        Gilbertsville KY for educational and outreach efforts 
        for children;
            $18,000--Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club in Paducah 
        KY for technology improvements;
            $1,382,000--Paducah Community College for the 
        Challenger Learning Center, Paducah, KY for hands-on 
        science, mathematics and technology education;
            $461,000--Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute, 
        Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS for 
        improving teaching and writing in K-12 schools 
        throughout the state;
            $1,176,000--University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 
        NM for the Math and Science Teacher Academy;
            $871,000--Florida Department of Education for 
        School Net;
            $553,000--Galena School District, Galena Alaska for 
        a comprehensive vocational program;
            $230,000--California Drug Consultants, Moreno 
        Valley CA for educational learning aids and equipment 
        for disabled and ill children in the Riverside County 
        region;
            $460,000--Daemen College in Amherst, NY for 
        staffing costs, supplies, equipment and computer needs 
        for the Center for Achievement in Science;
            $900,000--New Mexico Department of Education to 
        continue to fund student performance plans at 12 
        schools and for a model school drop-out prevention 
        program;
            $500,000--Western Village Academy in Oklahoma City, 
        Oklahoma in partnership with Integris Health, for 
        literacy programs and other educational enrichment 
        activities;
            $800,000--National Science Center Foundation in 
        Augusta, Georgia to continue to develop computer based 
        software Exit Exam Review Materials for ESOL students;
            $9,000,000--Project GRAD-USA Inc. in Houston, Texas 
        to support expansion of the successful school reform 
        program, Project GRAD;
            $800,000--State of Alaska to continue reading 
        literacy programs for high school students;
            $300,000--Providence Public School District in 
        Providence, Rhode Island for comprehensive literacy 
        training to ensure that all students are reading at 
        grade level;
            $2,000,000--Alaska Initiative for Community 
        Engagement to improve academic achievement of students 
        and involve them in their own communities;
            $500,000--Semos Unlimited, Inc., in New Mexico to 
        complete a comprehensive initiative for providing 
        bilingual educational and literacy programs;
            $850,000--Maine Center for Educational Services to 
        implement the Schools & Technology for Assessment & 
        Reflection program, a student performance data system 
        for planning and instructional purposes;
            $500,000--American Village in Montevallo, Alabama 
        for an innovative civics education initiative that 
        provides students with a better understanding of the 
        Constitution and foundation of American self-
        government;
            $500,000--Vermont Educational Leadership Alliance 
        in Montpelier, Vermont to address the shortage of 
        school leaders;
            $600,000--University of Northern Iowa to continue 
        developing a model demonstration program for early 
        childhood education of all students;
            $700,000--Utah State Office of Education to assist 
        small and geographically isolated schools through the 
        Necessarily Existent Small Schools Program;
            $2,500,000--State of Alaska to develop innovative 
        teacher recruitment and retention programs;
            $400,000--Albuquerque Public School System in New 
        Mexico for its Magnet High School for Math, Science and 
        Technology;
            $400,000--University of Oklahoma's Institute for 
        Practical Robotics in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to 
        provide hands on experiences in robotics by developing 
        curricula and teacher training programs to integrate 
        robotics and computer engineering with traditional math 
        and science education;
            $300,000--Salt Lake Organizing Committee or to a 
        governmental agency or not-for profit organization 
        designated by the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee 
        for a national arts and education model initiative for 
        the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2002;
            $100,000--Museums & Universities Supporting 
        Educational Enrichment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
        for teacher training and technology- and museum-based 
        curriculum development;
            $105,000--Wilderness Technology Alliance in 
        Bellevue, Washington for educational reform activities 
        designed as part of its statewide demonstration 
        program;
            $2,500,000--Sheldon-Jackson College Center for Life 
        Long Learning for teacher training and to address the 
        shortage of teachers in remote Alaskan villages;
            $1,000,000--Delta State University to improve 
        access to and the quality of education in the 
        Mississippi Delta area of the State of Mississippi;
            $250,000--Washington and Jefferson College Center 
        for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Pennsylvania 
        for a comprehensive education initiative;
            $75,000--Northwest Missouri Regional Council of 
        Government's Access 2000 program for educational 
        support services including career planning, leadership 
        development and personal skill evaluation and 
        improvement;
            $1,800,000--University of Missouri-St. Louis for 
        the Teacher Workforce Replenishment Program;
            $800,000--University of Rhode Island for the 2001 
        World Scholar Athlete Games;
            $50,000--KidsPeace in Orefield, Pennsylvania for 
        equipment acquisition and educational services to 
        support the integration of health and educational 
        programs developed for at risk youth;
            $250,000--Iowa State University Center for 
        Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education to 
        collaborate with local school districts and other 
        partners to increase the quality of mathematics and 
        science technology education for K-12 grade students;
            $400,000--Council of Chief State School Officers 
        for professional development and recognition activities 
        related to the Christa McAuliffe Foundation grant 
        program;
            $375,000--Madison Station Elementary School in 
        Madison, Mississippi to begin a replicable, school-
        wide, arts based curriculum;
            $250,000--Southeast Kansas Education Service Center 
        in Girard, KS to expand and replicate state-wide a 
        school-based mentoring effort that connects young 
        people from grades K-12 with adult volunteers;
            $750,000--Keystone Central School District in 
        Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Lock Haven 
        University, to develop a model alternative school;
            $1,800,000--Vermont Department of Education to 
        carry out section 1002(f) of the Elementary and 
        Secondary Education Act of 1965;
            $100,000--Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge to 
        develop programs integrating citizenship education, 
        leadership development and literacy programs;
            $850,000--California School of Professional 
        Psychology, in cooperation with school districts in the 
        San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Fresno 
        metropolitan areas for model teacher training programs;
            $200,000--Regional Performing Arts Center in 
        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for equipment acquisition in 
        support of distance learning programs arranged with 
        area schools;
            $250,000--CAPE/PETE Net in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 
        for distance learning technologies and educator 
        training to improve educational outcomes;
            $400,000--National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, 
        Ohio for curriculum development, technology upgrades 
        and programmatic improvements to educational programs 
        offered to students;
            $290,000--Sunnyside School District in Washington 
        for a reading literacy program;
            $250,000--California Institute of the Arts in 
        Valencia, California for an urban distance learning 
        program;
            $250,000--Philadelphia Pops educational outreach 
        program, Jazz in the Schools;
            $500,000--University of Northern Iowa Center for 
        Mathematics and Science Education to improve the 
        teaching of mathematics and science;
            $850,000--Southwest Texas State University Center 
        for School Improvement to develop innovative programs 
        to address specific K-12 challenges facing teachers and 
        students;
            $850,000--University of Montana in Missoula, 
        Montana to facilitate a community-based statewide 
        curriculum aimed at preventing violence in schools;
            $20,000--Education, Social and Public Services 
        Association in Seattle, Washington to develop targeted 
        communications related to Washington learning 
        standards;
            $850,000--ARC of East Central Iowa for a 
        comprehensive center in Cedar Rapids designed to meet 
        the learning, medical and day care needs of children 
        and adolescents with disabilities;
            $250,000--American Visionary Art Museum in 
        Baltimore, Maryland for educational and outreach 
        programs targeted to underserved communities;
            $250,000--Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia, 
        Pennsylvania to create, develop and implement a high 
        school science learning program;
            $2,500,000--Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America to 
        strengthen and expand its school based mentoring 
        program;
            $200,000--National Foundation for Teaching 
        Entrepreneurship for expansion of basic academic skill 
        development and entrepreneurship training programs for 
        students in low income areas;
            $250,000--Opera Company of Philadelphia for an 
        integrated arts education program;
            $9,000,000--Iowa Department of Education to 
        continue a demonstration of public school facilities;
            $750,000--Des Moines Independent School District in 
        Iowa to support the Smoother Sailing program;
            $1,000,000--Iowa Student Aid Commission for teacher 
        training, recruitment and support;
            $500,000--Iowa Child Institute located in Des 
        Moines, IA for planning and development of an 
        innovative teacher education and training center;
            $100,000--Cobbs Creek Community Environmental 
        Education Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 
        teacher training, research and equipment acquisition in 
        support of environmental education programs;
            $400,000--Southeastern Louisiana University to 
        utilize distance learning for the improvement of 
        teacher training;
            $150,000--Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet for 
        innovative arts education through after school and 
        summer programs;
            $250,000--Flathead Valley Community College Montana 
        TREK Center to provide rural educators with 
        professional development opportunities through distance 
        learning technologies;
            $500,000--Hofstra University for a demonstration 
        school that integrates mathematics, science, technology 
        and literacy studies with the arts and cultural 
        studies;
            $250,000--CityVest, a non-profit development 
        corporation in Pennsylvania, to collaborate with area 
        school districts in providing alternative education 
        programs;
            $300,000--YMCA of America to expand drop out 
        prevention, mentoring and teen pregnancy prevention 
        programs serving at-risk teens in Dallas, San Antonio 
        and Houston;
            $250,000--American Film Institute for activities 
        supporting a media literacy pilot project undertaken in 
        coordination with the Los Angeles Unified School 
        District;
            $2,000,000--Reach Out and Read program to expand 
        literacy and health awareness for at-risk families;
            $850,000--South Carolina Association of School 
        Administrators to facilitate and distribute the 
        methodology and pedagogy utilized by Blue Ribbon 
        Schools;
            $50,000--Stillman College, Zelpha Wells Cultural 
        Education Center to continue to provide music education 
        and music instruction to minority and disadvantaged 
        youth;
            $650,000--Georgia Project, Inc. in Dalton, Georgia 
        to assimilate Hispanic immigrant children into 
        mainstream curriculum;
            $100,000--West Virginia University in Morgantown 
        for school safety research;
            $1,000,000--Concord College in West Virginia for 
        technical skills training of new teachers;
            $900,000--New York Historical Society to 
        collaborate with area high schools in developing a 
        technology-based program designed to enhance teaching 
        and learning;
            $400,000--Child and Family Development Education 
        Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico to better prepare 
        students for school success;
            $25,000--Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia, 
        Pennsylvania for performing arts training and mentoring 
        programs for area youth;
            $401,000--The National Mentoring Partnership in 
        Washington DC for establishing the National E-Mentoring 
        Clearinghouse;
            $900,000--Florida Institute of Education in 
        Tallahassee, Florida for community-based early learning 
        and professional development hubs;
            $4,000,000--Carnegie Hall in New York, New York to 
        integrate distance learning and educational technology 
        with music education programs through the Isaac Stern 
        Legacy project;
            $200,000--Hispanic Education and Media Group for a 
        Latino-Chicano high school dropout prevention program 
        in San Jose, CA;
            $276,000--The Academy of Natural Sciences in 
        Philadelphia, PA for continuation of the Science 
        Enrichment Expansion Curriculum program;
            $2,550,000--University of Notre Dame, Indiana, for 
        the Institute for Educational Initiatives research 
        center for the comparative analysis of best practices 
        in public and private elementary and secondary schools;
            $1,700,000--Challenger Learning Center of Northwest 
        Indiana, Inc., Hammond, Indiana, to expand science 
        education and teacher training programs;
            $1,275,000--For demonstration and evaluation of 
        ``one-to-one'' computing in high-need school districts 
        in Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut; San Pablo, 
        Fairfield, Bay Point, and East Menlo Park, California; 
        and Searchlight and McDermitt, Nevada;
            $1,233,000--University of Maine, Orono, Maine, for 
        the development of curriculum for math and science 
        teacher education;
            $863,000--An Achievable Dream, Newport News, 
        Virginia to improve academic performance of at-risk 
        youth;
            $1,250,000--Helen Keller Worldwide to expand the 
        ChildSight Vision Screening Program and provide 
        eyeglasses to additional children whose educational 
        performance may be hindered because of poor vision;
            $1,020,000--Sacramento City Unified School 
        District, California to establish the California Home 
        Visiting Center to train teachers and parents in order 
        to improve student learning;
            $935,000--Thornton Township High School District 
        205 to support the Thornton Township Teaching and 
        Learning Partnership teacher training program;
            $850,000--Early Reading Success Institute in 
        Connecticut to broaden the training of professionals in 
        best practices in the delivery of reading instruction;
            $850,000--Olympic Park Institute in Olympic 
        National Park, Washington, to expand science education 
        programs.;
            $850,000--The GRAMMY Foundation, Santa Monica, 
        California, for music education programs;
            $850,000--The Learning Collaborative Inc., Milford, 
        Connecticut, for the ``Pebbles Project'' to demonstrate 
        innovative technology to deliver educational services 
        to children medically unable to attend school;
            $744,000--Yale University Child Study Center, New 
        Haven, Connecticut, for a child-centered education 
        pilot program;
            $723,000--Babyland Family Services, Newark, New 
        Jersey for technology training and extended learning 
        opportunities for students, parents and teachers;
            $723,000--Chicago Public School System, Illinois, 
        for teacher professional development and university 
        partnerships to support implementation of new magnet 
        school programs;
            $723,000--DeKalb County School System in Georgia 
        for a comprehensive school violence prevention 
        initiative;
            $723,000--East Hartford Public Schools, 
        Connecticut, to support program and professional 
        development associated with the international 
        baccalaureate program, including equipment;
            $723,000--Sam Houston University, Huntsville, Texas 
        to establish a technical assistance center for after-
        school programs;
            $723,000--Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi, 
        Texas for services to at-risk bilingual families and 
        for a middle school math and science center at the 
        Early Childhood Development Center;
            $723,000--University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois 
        for the Project Impact Hispanic education initiative;
            $638,000--Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, 
        Florida to establish career academies;
            $638,000--University of Missouri, St. Louis, School 
        of Education, for the Urban Educator Corps Partnership 
        initiative;
            $595,000--Rutgers University Law School to support 
        a scholarship fund, public interest activities, and its 
        work with the LEAP Academy Charter School, including 
        the purchase of books and equipment to support these 
        activities;
            $700,000--Wisconsin Educational Partnership 
        Initiative in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin for a 
        professional development initiative;
            $690,000--Washburn Public Schools, Washburn, 
        Wisconsin, for a pilot project designed to provide 6th 
        grade students and school faculty with access to 
        technology, including laptop computers, software, and 
        home internet access, and to provide expert curriculum 
        development assistance to school faculty members;
            $510,000--Dillard University, New Orleans, 
        Louisiana, to expand the William L. Gilbert Academy 
        pre-college program for high achieving low-income high 
        school students;
            $510,000--Educational Performances Foundation CPI, 
        Boston, Massachusetts, for the continued development of 
        the music educational program called ``From the Top'';
            $510,000--West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School 
        District in Mercer County, New Jersey, for the 
        ``E=mc2'' teacher training project;
            $489,000--University of Illinois at Chicago, 
        Illinois, for a joint project with the University of 
        New Orleans, Louisiana, for the Great Cities' 
        University Coalition Urban Educators Corps teacher 
        training partnership;
            $442,000--Maryland State Department of Education to 
        support the Maryland Educational Opportunities Summer 
        Program;
            $425,000--Alameda County Social Services Agency, 
        Oakland, California, to support an education and 
        training program for high school students;
            $425,000--Clark County School District, Las Vegas, 
        Nevada for a comprehensive bilingual education program;
            $425,000--Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland, 
        Ohio, to expand educational curriculum, outreach and 
        teacher training programs;
            $425,000--Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering 
        Program, Inc., Detroit, Michigan, for engineering, 
        science and math instructional, Saturday and summer 
        programs, teacher training, and parental engagement 
        activities;
            $425,000--The Milton Eisenhower Foundation, 
        Washington, DC for a full-service community school 
        demonstration project in up to four locations;
            $425,000--Virginia Marine Science Museum Science 
        Camp in Virginia Beach, Virginia to expand educational 
        programs and outreach to schools;
            $361,000--Oakland Unified School District, 
        California, for a teacher professional development 
        initiative to increase student achievement in literacy, 
        math and science;
            $340,000--Council of Chief State School Officers to 
        support the Arts Education Partnership to improve the 
        awareness and quality of arts in education;
            $340,000--Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 
        for the Project TEAM minority recruitment program;
            $340,000--Smithsonian Institution for a jazz music 
        education program in Washington, DC;
            $340,000--Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx New 
        York, to develop a distance learning education project 
        for after school programs;
            $298,000--Chicago Public School System, Illinois, 
        to provide vision screening, eye exams, and glasses for 
        low-income students;
            $276,000--Chicago Public School System, Illinois, 
        to expand the Chicago Math, Science and Technology 
        Academies;
            $266,000--City of Houston Public Library, Houston, 
        Texas for the ASPIRE after school program;
            $213,000--Future Leaders of America, Inc., Oxnard, 
        California, to provide leadership training and 
        educational experiences to talented youth;
            $213,000--Institute for Student Achievement, 
        Manhasset, New York to improve student learning 
        outcomes without social promotion;
            $191,000--Bremen Community High School District 
        228, in Midlothian, Illinois, for a summer transition 
        program for incoming freshmen students;
            $191,000--Center for Community Transformation in 
        Chicago, Illinois to support student fellowships and 
        ongoing secular educational activities in community 
        leadership and transformation, including curriculum 
        development;
            $170,000--``ScienceClass in a Box'' educational 
        system, Hoboken, New Jersey, to enhance science and 
        math education in disadvantaged school districts;
            $175,000--Merrill Area Public Schools in Merrill, 
        Wisconsin, to support activities designed to improve 
        educational outcomes for at-risk students;
            $149,000--Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, 
        Ohio, to establish interactive biomedical exhibitions 
        and educational programs to increase minority awareness 
        of health careers;
            $128,000--Centro Latino de Educacion Popular in Los 
        Angeles, California, program to provide literacy 
        training for Hispanic children and adults;
            $128,000--City of Eugene, Oregon, for the 
        development of educational materials for a Wetland 
        Environmental Education Center;
            $94,000--Dallas Urban League, Inc., Dallas, Texas, 
        to expand technology and literacy training for low-
        income youth;
            $85,000--Los Angeles Free Net, Encino, California, 
        to provide free internet access to schools and 
        libraries;
            $85,000--Pasadena Independent School District, 
        Pasadena, Texas, to support an early learning program 
        focused on reading, including to purchase equipment and 
        supplies;
            $50,000--Stevens Point Area School District, 
        Wisconsin for an initiative to improve achievement 
        among high school students;
            $43,000--Santa Barbara County Education Office, 
        California for school violence prevention resource 
        kits;
            $43,000--St. Vincent's Family Service Center, 
        Kansas City, Missouri, to implement a violence 
        prevention curriculum initiative;
            $50,000--Merrill Area Public Schools in Merrill, 
        Wisconsin, for an initiative to improve achievement 
        among high school students;
            $50,000--Superior School District, Superior, 
        Wisconsin for an initiative to improve achievement 
        among high school students;
            $38,000--T.R. Hoover Community Development 
        Corporation in Dallas, Texas, to provide technology 
        training to children and their families in South 
        Dallas;
            $400,000--Chester Upland School District, Chester, 
        PA, for recruitment, preparation and retention of 
        teachers and teacher candidates;
            $100,000--Family Communications, Inc., in 
        Pittsburgh, PA, for the non-profit's Safe Havens 
        Training Project which is designed to train school 
        personnel in preventing and responding to acts of 
        violence;
            $250,000--Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory 
        in Portland, OR for a reading tutor training program; 
        and
            $230,000--University of Pennsylvania Health System 
        in Philadelphia, PA for development of a model high 
        school curriculum on genetics and ethics.
      For International Education, the conference agreement 
includes $10,000,000 as proposed by the Senate, instead of 
$7,000,000 as proposed by the House. The conferees support 
strengthening and expanding international education exchange 
programs to more students and teachers, expanding the early 
elementary school program begun last year in Bosnia, and 
pairing more American states with countries in the former 
Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe. Within the total, 
$1,200,000 is included for the civic education program in 
Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and efforts in 
emerging democracies in developing countries.
      The conferees recognize the efforts of Strategies to 
Accelerate Reading Success (STARS) in Las Vegas, NV where 
students in low performing schools have shown marked 
improvements in their reading and listening comprehension 
skills. The conferees are also aware of the Great Films Project 
Co., Inc. of New York and their ability to produce a 
documentary that will provide an objective assessment of the 
impact of Federal education programs on the education of our 
Nation's youth.
      The conferees encourage the Secretary to consider funding 
a study by the National Research Council of the National 
Academy of Sciences which provides a balanced evaluation of the 
consequences of high stakes testing, using data from a 
representative sample of states and local educational agencies. 
The evaluation may examine the consequences for students in 
general, minority students and students with limited English 
proficiency related to academic achievement, dropout and 
retention rates, quality of instruction, and the extent to 
which parents are informed about assessment results and 
consequences.

                        departmental management

      The conference agreement includes $525,684,000 for 
Departmental Management instead of $488,134,000 as proposed by 
the House and $504,551,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within 
this amount, the agreement provides $76,000,000 for the Office 
of Civil Rights instead of $71,200,000 as proposed by the House 
and $73,224,000 as proposed by the Senate. The agreement also 
includes $36,500,000 for the Office of Inspector General 
instead of $34,000,000 as proposed by the House and $35,456,000 
as proposed by the Senate. The agreement includes $510,000 to 
continue the Inspector General audit of the Department's 
Student Financial Assistance financial statements.
      The conferees are supportive of the HEATH Clearinghouse 
which provides technical assistance and support services to 
disabled students and institutions of higher education. In the 
last five years, the number of requests for information has 
increased from 30,000 per year to more than 75,000 per year. 
The conferees encourage the Secretary to continue to support 
the clearinghouse.

                           General Provisions

                           transfer authority

      The conference agreement includes language to provide 
general transfer authority for the Departments and agencies in 
this bill except for the Department of Education (ED). This 
authority was first provided in fiscal year 1996 with the 
understanding that the flexibility it provides can only be 
carried out when proper financial management controls and 
systems are in place. ED did not receive an unqualified opinion 
on its financial statements for either fiscal year 1998 or 
1999. The conferees recognize that ED is working to rectify 
problems that have been identified, but for fiscal year 2001 
the conferees require a letter of reprogramming to the House 
and Senate Appropriation Committees and a written response from 
the Committees before any transfer of funds can be made.
      The conferees reiterate that it is not the purpose of the 
transfer authority to provide funding for new policy proposals 
that can, and should, be included in subsequent budget 
proposals. Absent the need to respond to emergencies or 
unforeseen circumstances, this authority cannot be used simply 
to increase funding for programs, projects or activities 
because of disagreements over the funding level or the 
difficulty or inconvenience with operating levels set by the 
Congress.

                           TITLE I--TARGETING

      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the Senate directing the Comptroller General to evaluate 
targeting within the title I program. The House bill contained 
no similar provisions.

            National Assessment Governing Board Date Change

      The conference agreement includes a provision that makes 
the terms of service for National Assessment Governing Board 
members four years.

                  Recalculation of Cohort Default Rate

      The conference agreement includes language changing the 
process for appealing cohort default rate calculations so that 
a school that misses the appeal deadline may retain eligibility 
if a clear mistake was made in the data used to calculate the 
rate.

             compensation parity for auditors and examiners

      The conference agreement includes an amendment to the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 relating to compensation parity 
for auditors and examiners.

                            tribal colleges

      The conference agreement includes an amendment to the 
Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 
relating to tribally controlled postsecondary vocational and 
technical institutions.

                  security interests in student loans

      The conference agreement includes an amendment to the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 relating to perfection of security 
interests in student loans.

              historically black colleges and universities

      The conference agreement includes an amendment to the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 relating to default rates.

                      national constitution center

      The conference agreement includes a provision which 
provides $10,000,000 to the Secretary of Education to be 
transferred to the Secretary of the Interior for an award to 
the National Constitution Center to continue activities 
authorized by P.L. 100-433.

                          character education

      The conference agreement includes a modification to the 
Safe and Drug-Free Schools Act for the development and 
implementation of character education programs.

                             waiver review

      The conference agreement includes a provision that 
directs the Secretary to review the nursing program operated by 
Graceland University in Iowa and specifies that the Secretary 
may exercise waiver authority relating to this program.

             leveraging educational assistance partnerships

      The conference agreement includes an amendment to the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 clarifying that funds provided 
under the Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership 
Program may not be used for administrative purposes and that 
matching funds must come from new sources in order to leverage 
more state funding.

                        student support services

      The conference agreement includes an amendment to Part A 
of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 which allows 
grantees receiving funding under the Student Support Services 
program within TRIO to use part of these funds for direct grant 
aid to needy students. A grant provided under this provision 
may not exceed the maximum appropriated Pell Grant, or be less 
than the minimum appropriated Pell Grant, for the current 
academic year. Grantees using funds for this purpose are 
required to match at least 33 percent of the funds used for 
grant aid in cash from non-federal sources and may not use more 
than 20 percent of their grant amount for direct grant aid 
purposes.

                      student loans interest rate

      The conference agreement includes a provision that 
replaces the interest rate formula for certain Parent Loans to 
Students and Supplemental Loans for Students which used the 
rates established by the auction of 52-week Treasury bills for 
setting new interest rates each July 1st. Interest rates for 
these loans will now be based on a new formula which uses the 
weekly average of the one year constant maturity Treasury 
yield, as published by the Board of Governors of the Federal 
Reserve System, for the last calendar week ending on or before 
June 26th preceding the July 1st effective date for interest 
rate changes.

                          olympic scholarships

      The conference agreement includes an amendment to the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 designating scholarships made 
under the Olympic Scholarships program as ``B.J. Stupak Olympic 
Scholarships.''

                           property transfer

      The conference agreement includes a provision that would 
release a reversionary interest at San Francisco State 
University.

                               impact aid

      The conference agreement includes an amendment to the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, 
relating to certain school districts eligible for the Impact 
Aid program.

                       TITLE IV--RELATED AGENCIES


                      Armed Forces Retirement Home

      The conference agreement does not include an additional 
advance appropriation for the Armed Forces Retirement Home as 
proposed by the Senate. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

             corperation for national and community service

        domestic volunteer service programs, operating expenses

      The conference agreement includes $303,850,000 for the 
Domestic Volunteer Service programs instead of $294,527,000 as 
proposed by the House and $302,504,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA)

      The conference agreement includes $83,074,000 for VISTA 
as proposed by the Senate instead of $80,574,000 as proposed by 
the House.

National Senior Volunteer Corps

      The conference agreement includes $98,868,000 for the 
Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) instead of $95,988,000 as 
proposed by the House and $97,500,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The agreement includes $40,395,000 for the Senior 
Companion Program (SCP) instead of $39,219,000 as proposed by 
the House and $40,219,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
agreement also includes $48,884,000 for the Retired Senior 
Volunteer Program (RSVP) instead $46,117,000 as proposed by the 
House and $48,117,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      One-third of the increases provided for the FGP, SCP, and 
RSVP programs shall be used to fund Programs of National 
Significance expansion grants to allow existing FGP, RSVP and 
SCP programs to expand the number of volunteers serving in 
areas of critical need as identified by Congress in the 
Domestic Volunteer Service Act.
      Sufficient funding has been included to provide a 2 
percent increase for administrative costs realized by all 
current grantees in the FGP and SCP programs, and a 4 percent 
increase for administrative costs realized by all current 
grantees in the RSVP program. Funds remaining above these 
amounts should be used to begin new FGP, RSVP and SCP programs 
in geographic areas currently unserved. The conferees expect 
these projects to be awarded via a nationwide competition among 
potential community-based sponsors.
      The Corporation for National and Community Service shall 
comply with the directive that use of funding increases in the 
Foster Grandparent Program, Retired and Senior Volunteer 
Program and VISTA not be restricted to America Reads 
activities. The conferees further direct that the Corporation 
shall not stipulate a minimum or maximum amount for PNS grant 
augmentations.
      The conference agreement includes $400,000 for senior 
demonstration activities as proposed by the House instead of 
$1,494,000 as proposed by the Senate. These funds are to be 
used to carry out evaluations and to provide recruitment, 
training, and technical assistance to local projects as 
described in the budget request. No new demonstration projects 
may be begun with these funds. None of the increases provided 
for FGP, SCP, or RSVP in fiscal year 2001 may be used for 
demonstration activities. The conferees further expect that all 
future demonstration activities will be funded through 
allocations made through Part E of the Domestic Volunteer 
Service Act.
      Funds appropriated for fiscal year 2001 may not be used 
to implement or support service collaboration agreements or any 
other changes in the administration and/or governance of 
national service programs prior to passage of a bill by the 
authorizing committees of jurisdiction specifying such changes.

Program Administration

      The conference agreement includes $32,229,000 for program 
administration of DVSA programs at the Corporation as proposed 
by the House instead of $32,100,000 as proposed by the Senate. 
Funding should be used for the new core financial management 
system and to make other technology enhancements that will 
improve customer service and field communications.

                  corporation for public broadcasting

      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the Senate providing an additional $20,000,000 for 
digitalization, if specifically authorized by subsequent 
legislation. The House bill contained no similar provision.

               federal mediation and conciliation service

      The conference agreement includes $38,200,000 for the 
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service as proposed by the 
Senate instead of $37,500,000 as proposed by the House.

            federal mine safety and health review commission

      The conference agreement includes $6,320,000 for the 
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission as proposed by 
the Senate instead of $6,200,000 as proposed by the House.

                institute of museum and library services

      The conference agreement includes $207,219,000 for the 
Institute of Museum and Library Services instead of 
$170,000,000 as proposed by the House and $168,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within the amounts provided, the 
conference agreement includes $39,219,000 for the following:
            $921,000--The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA 
        for library archival and educational programming;
            $461,000--DuPage County Children's Museum in 
        Naperville, IL for educational programming;
            $369,000--National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, 
        Cooperstown New York for library improvements;
            $92,000--City of Corona, Riverside, CA for library 
        technology improvements;
            $6,000--City of Murrieta Public Library, Murrieta, 
        CA for technology improvements
            $1,382,000--Sierra Madre Public Library, Sierra 
        Madre, CA for technology improvements;
            $23,000--Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY for 
        library materials;
            $46,000--NY Public Library Staten Island branch for 
        book and archive enhancement;
            $266,000--Edward H. Nabb Research Center for 
        Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury State 
        University, Salisbury, MD for a history laboratory 
        project;
            $461,000--Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX for the 
        Virtual Vietnam Archive Project;
            $230,000--City of Ontario Public Library, Ontario, 
        CA for technology improvements;
            $461,000--Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR 
        for technology enhancements to the library's Government 
        Documents Collection;
            $1,106,000--Christopher Newport University, Newport 
        News, VA for upgrade of Information Technology Center;
            $2,600,000--Southeast Missouri State University 
        River Campus and Museum to restore the historic former 
        St. Vincent Seminary for museum programs;
            $900,000--Heritage Harbor Museum in Providence, 
        Rhode Island for cataloging of materials and 
        operations;
            $700,000--Institute for the Historic Study of Jazz 
        at the University of Idaho for the cataloguing, 
        digitalization, development of an on-line database, and 
        preservation of archival materials which it owns;
            $1,800,000--Franklin Pierce College Life Center to 
        serve as a library for the rural southwest region of 
        New Hampshire;
            $500,000--Louisville Zoo for the Diane Fossey 
        Mountain Gorilla program;
            $150,000--Oregon Historical Society Permanent 
        Exhibition;
            $250,000--Pittsburgh Children's Museum;
            $510,000--Temple University Library for 
        digitalization of resources from its Urban History ad 
        African-American collections;
            $576,000--Franklin Institute for the Design of Life 
        exhibition;
            $925,000--Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, 
        Pennsylvania;
            $500,000--Alaska Native Heritage Center portion of 
        the New Trade Winds project;
            $1,000,000--National Museum of Women in the Arts in 
        Washington D.C.;
            $1,200,000--Mississippi River Museum and Discovery 
        Center in Dubuque, Iowa for exhibit and library 
        enhancement;
            $650,000--Salisbury House Foundation in Des Moines, 
        Iowa to improve security and preservation of its 
        collection;
            $150,000--Linn County, Iowa Historical Museum 
        History Center in support of the ``This Old Digital 
        City'' project;
            $4,000,000--Newsline for the Blind to expand 
        services for the blind to libraries across the country 
        including $100,000 for the West Virginia Newsline for 
        the Blind and $100,000 for the Iowa Newsline for the 
        Blind;
            $1,000,000--Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences 
        for a multimedia display screen, and the fabrication 
        and design of a science exhibit;
            $650,000--Bishops Museum in Hawaii as part of the 
        ``New Trade Winds'' project;
            $500,000--Wisconsin Maritime Museum for interactive 
        exhibits;
            $250,000--Natural History Museum of Los Angeles to 
        continue outreach and educational activities;
            $400,000--Perkins Geology Museum at the University 
        of Vermont to digitalize its collection;
            $400,000--Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center in 
        Camden, New Jersey to expand cultural education 
        programs;
            $400,000--Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, 
        New Jersey to upgrade and expand computer and internet 
        services;
            $150,000--Ducktown Arts District in Atlantic City, 
        New Jersey to expand access to cultural arts programs;
            $400,000--Lake Champlain Science Center for 
        exhibits and programs;
            $250,000--Foundation for the Arts, Music, and 
        Entertainment of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc.;
            $100,000--Bryant College in Rhode Island for a 
        technology initiative linking libraries of institutions 
        of higher education;
            $120,000--Fenton Historical Museum of Jamestown, 
        New York;
            $461,000--Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission;
            $43,000--Sumter County Library, Sumter, South 
        Carolina for the acquisition of library materials;
            $85,000--New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New 
        York, to expand access to plant specimen database;
            $128,000--Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn 
        Harbor, New York, to expand educational programs for 
        elementary and secondary students;
            $128,000--Roberson Museum and Science Center in 
        Binghampton, New York for an educational science and 
        engineering pilot program;
            $128,000--North Carolina Museum of Life and Science 
        for development of BioQuest exhibits;
            $170,000--George Eastman House in Rochester, New 
        York, to digitally archive and catalog photographic 
        collections;
            $213,000--Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, 
        Massachusetts to expand public access through 
        technology upgrades;
            $298,000--Columbia College, Chicago, Center for 
        Black Music Research in Chicago, Illinois, for 
        education and outreach activities;
            $298,000--Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and 
        the Sea, in Connecticut, to develop an informal 
        learning laboratory;
            $468,000--City of Houston Public Library, Houston, 
        Texas, for information technology development and 
        equipment;
            $410,000--AE Seaman Mineral Museum in Houghton, 
        Michigan;
            $680,000--AMISTAD Research Center at Tulane 
        University in New Orleans, Louisiana to expand 
        automation, electronic communications, educational 
        outreach and community involvement activities;
            $723,000--New Bedford Whaling Museum in 
        Massachusetts for exhibits, technology upgrades and to 
        expand public access;
            $723,000--The George C. Page Museum, Los Angeles, 
        California to expand education and outreach programs;
            $850,000--The Children's Museum of Los Angeles, 
        California, for development of exhibits, educational 
        programs and teacher training;
            $850,000--Berman Museum of Art of Ursinus College, 
        Collegeville, Pennsylvania for expansion of an arts 
        education program and community outreach activities;
            $2,125,000--Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury, 
        Connecticut for information technology equipment and 
        upgrades;
            $2,435,000--New York Public Library for the 
        development of a digital archive at the Schomburg 
        Center for Research in Black Culture to document 
        African American migration;
            $425,000--National Aviary in Pittsburgh, 
        Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon 
        University, to develop and utilize interactive mobile 
        robots in support of distance learning;
            $723,000--Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, 
        Massachusetts for the development of a distance 
        learning project.

                  Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

      The conference agreement provides $8,000,000 for the 
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the same as both 
the House and the Senate. A documented national shortage of 
geriatricians, physicians who specialize in the management of 
care for frail, older persons, exists. The shortage has 
occurred, in part, because of inadequate Medicare reimbursement 
and physician training payment restrictions. For this reason, 
MedPAC should study the issue, reporting specifically on how 
the hospital specific cap on residents for purposes of Medicare 
graduate medical education payments impacts geriatric training 
programs and providing recommendations regarding how to alter 
the cap to resolve this problem.

        National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

      The conference agreement includes $1,495,000 for the 
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science as 
proposed by the Senate instead of $1,400,000 as proposed by the 
House.

                     National Council on Disability

      The conference agreement includes $2,615,000 for the 
National Council on Disability as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $2,450,000 as proposed by the House.

                     National Education Goals Panel

      The conference agreement includes $1,500,000 for the 
National Education Goals Panel instead of $2,350,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The House bill did not propose funding 
for this agency.

                     National Labor Relations Board

      The conference agreement includes $216,438,000 for the 
National Labor Relations Board as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $205,717,000 as proposed by the House.

                        National Mediation Board

      The conference agreement includes $10,400,000 for the 
National Mediation Board as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$9,800,000 as proposed by the House.

            Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

      The conference agreement includes $8,720,000 for the 
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission as proposed by 
the Senate instead of $8,600,000 as proposed by the House.

                       Railroad Retirement Board

                      LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATION

      The conference agreement includes a limitation on 
transfers from the railroad trust funds of $95,000,000 for 
administrative expenses as proposed by the House instead of 
$92,500,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

      The conference agreement includes a limitation on 
transfers from the railroad trust funds of $5,700,000 for 
administrative expenses of the Office of Inspector General as 
proposed by the Senate instead of $5,380,000 as proposed by the 
House.

                     Social Security Administration

                  SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME PROGRAM

      The conference agreement includes $23,344,000,000 for the 
Supplemental Security Income Program instead of $23,354,000,000 
as proposed by the Senate and $23,127,000,000 as proposed by 
the House.

                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes a limitation of 
$7,124,000,000 on transfers from the Social Security and 
Medicare trust funds and Supplemental Security Income program 
for administrative activities instead of $6,978,036,000 as 
proposed by the House and $7,010,800,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the House clarifying that the Social Security Administration 
may use unexpended funds for investment in information 
technology and telecommunications hardware and software 
infrastructure, including related equipment and non-payroll 
expenses associated solely with information technology and 
telecommunications technology. The agreement also includes 
language proposed by the House that requires the Secretary of 
the Treasury to reimburse the Trust Fund from the General Fund 
for the cost of official time for federal employees and 
facilities and support services for labor organizations. The 
Senate bill contained no similar provisions.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

      The conference agreement includes $69,444,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General through a combination of general 
revenues and limitations on trust fund transfers as proposed by 
the Senate instead of $65,752,000 as proposed by the House.

                    United States Institute of Peace

      The conference agreement includes $15,000,000 for the 
United States Institute of Peace as proposed by the House 
instead of $12,951,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees 
direct the United States Institute of Peace to provide 
information in the fiscal year 2002 Congressional budget 
justification regarding the use of appropriated funds in the 
Endowment. Included in this information should be the total 
amount of appropriated funds transferred into the Endowment 
from the most recent fiscal year available, the total amount of 
interest earned in the fiscal year on those funds, a list of 
all dates in which draw downs occur and those amounts, and a 
beginning and end of year balance of the Endowment.

                      TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

                    Distribution of Sterile Needles

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the House that prohibits the use of funds in this Act to carry 
out any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for 
the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug. The Senate bill 
contained a similar provision except that it would have allowed 
for such a program if the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services determines that these programs are effective in 
preventing the spread of HIV and do not encourage the use of 
illegal drugs.

                       Fifth Quarter Obligations

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by both the House and Senate to allow fiscal year 2000 
unobligated balances for salaries and expenses to remain 
available through the first quarter of fiscal year 2001.

          Restoring SSI Benefits Payments to Appropriate Year

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the House to restore benefit payments for 
Supplemental Security Income to the appropriate year. The 
Senate bill contained no similar provision.

              Evaluation of Abstinence Education Programs

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the House to extend the funding available for evaluations of 
abstinence education programs to 2005 and provides for an 
interim report not later than January 1, 2002. The Senate bill 
contained no similar provision.

             Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate to reduce TANF supplemental grants in 
fiscal year 2001. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

             Discretionary Advance Appropriation Reduction

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the House to rescind funds from the Payments to 
States for the Child Care and Development Block Grant if the 
total level of discretionary advance appropriations for fiscal 
year 2002 exceeds $23,500,000,000. The Senate bill contained no 
similar provision.

                        Unique Health Identifier

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the Senate to prohibit the promulgation or adoption of any 
final standard relating to a unique health identifier until 
legislation is enacted specifically approving the standard. The 
House bill contained a similar provision except it did not 
provide for legislative action.

                      State Supplementary Payments

      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the Senate that accelerates the effective date of current law 
requiring a State that has entered into an agreement with the 
Social Security Administration for Federal administration of 
State supplementary payments be required to remit payments and 
fees no later than the business day preceeding the SSI payment 
from September, 2000 to September, 2001.

                Military Recruiting at Secondary Schools

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the House preventing secondary schools from 
prohibiting military recruitment. The Senate bill contained no 
similar provision.

                         NIH License Agreements

      The conferees do not include a provision proposed by the 
House regarding NIH license agreements. The Senate bill 
contained no similar provision.

     Across-the-Board Administrative and Related Expenses Reduction

      The conference agreement includes a provision to reduce 
administrative and related expenses of the Departments of 
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education by $25,000,000.

      Emergency Contraception Distribution Through School Clinics

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate to prohibit the distribution of or 
prescription for postcoital emergency contraception to an 
unemancipated minor on the premises or in the facilities of any 
elementary or secondary school. The House bill contained no 
similar provision.

               Rights of Residents of Certain Facilities

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate to amend the Public Health Service Act 
to add a new section titled ``Requirement Relating to the 
Rights of Residents of Certain Facilities''. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.

                Sense of the Senate on Early Head Start

      The conference agreement deletes without prejudice a 
Sense of the Senate provision regarding blood lead screening 
tests on children enrolled in early head start programs. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.

       Sense of the Senate on a Study of Sexual Abuse in Schools

      The conference agreement deletes without prejudice a 
Sense of the Senate provision regarding a study on the issue of 
sexual abuse in schools. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

             GAO Study into Federal Fetal Tissue Practices

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate requesting a GAO study into Federal 
fetal tissue practices. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance Act of 1999

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate regarding genetic information. The House 
bill contained no similar provision.

            Health Care Access and Protections for Consumers

      The conference agreement does not include the health care 
access and protections for consumers provision as proposed by 
the Senate. The House bill contained no similar provision.

                          Human Papillomavirus

      The conference agreement includes a provision related to 
human papillomavirus. The House and Senate bills contained no 
similar provision.

                           Saccharin Labeling

      The conference agreement includes a provision that 
repeals the mandated saccharin warning label. The House and 
Senate bills contained no similar provision.

           special benefits for certain world war ii veterans

      The conference agreement includes a provision which 
allows a State and the Commissioner of Social Security to enter 
into an agreement under which the Commissioner would make State 
payments, on behalf of the State, to supplement federal 
payments provided under Title VIII of the Social Security Act.

                          Statutory employees

      The Conferees note that, given the complexity of issues 
that were considered under prior law in correctly determining 
the amount of Supplemental Security Income payable to 
individuals who are classified as ``statutory employees'', or 
their dependents, that in the past cases may have been 
determined erroneously. The Conferees urge the Social Security 
Administration to act favorably on requests for waiver of 
overpayment that may have accrued in such cases.

                 TITLE VI--ASSETS FOR INDEPENDENCE ACT

      The conference agreement includes amendments to the 
Assets for Independence Act to make technical and conforming 
changes to ensure accurate research and measurement of the 
effectiveness of Individual Development Accounts.

           TITLE VII--PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM

      The conference agreement includes the Physical Education 
for Progress program which will enable local educational 
agencies to initiate, expand, and improve physical education 
programs for all K-12 students.

                TITLE VIII--EARLY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

      The conference agreement includes the Early Learning 
Opportunities Act, which is designed to help states increase 
the availability of voluntary programs, services, and 
activities that support early childhood education.

                       TITLE IX--RURAL EDUCATION

      The conference agreement includes the Rural Achievement 
Act, which amends Part J of Title X of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 to better address the 
different needs of small, rural school districts. Under this 
provision, a local educational agency (LEA) would be able to 
combine funding under various ESEA programs to support 
compensatory education, teacher professional development, 
education technology, and school drug and violence prevention 
activities authorized under ESEA that are intended to improve 
the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school 
students.

                          Conference Agreement

      The following table displays the amounts agreed to for 
each program, project or activity with appropriate comparisons:


                   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

      The conference agreement would enact the provisions of 
H.R. 5657 as introduced on December 14, 2000. The text of that 
bill follows:

A BILL Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal 
        year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes.

      Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Legislative Branch 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other 
purposes, namely: 

                   TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

                                 SENATE


      payment to widows and heirs of deceased members of congress


    For a payment to Nancy Nally Coverdell, widow of Paul D. 
Coverdell, late a Senator from Georgia, $141,300.

                           expense allowances

    For expense allowances of the Vice President, $10,000; the 
President Pro Tempore of the Senate, $10,000; Majority Leader 
of the Senate, $10,000; Minority Leader of the Senate, $10,000; 
Majority Whip of the Senate, $5,000; Minority Whip of the 
Senate, $5,000; and Chairmen of the Majority and Minority 
Conference Committees, $3,000 for each Chairman; and Chairmen 
of the Majority and Minority Policy Committees, $3,000 for each 
Chairman; in all, $62,000.

    representation allowances for the majority and minority leaders

    For representation allowances of the Majority and Minority 
Leaders of the Senate, $15,000 for each such Leader; in all, 
$30,000.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees

    For compensation of officers, employees, and others as 
authorized by law, including agency contributions, $92,321,000, 
which shall be paid from this appropriation without regard to 
the below limitations, as follows:

                      office of the vice president

    For the Office of the Vice President, $1,785,000.

                  office of the president pro tempore

    For the Office of the President Pro Tempore, $453,000.

              offices of the majority and minority leaders

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders, 
$2,742,000.

               offices of the majority and minority whips

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips, $1,722,000.

                      committee on appropriations

    For salaries of the Committee on Appropriations, 
$6,917,000.

                         conference committees

    For the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of 
the Minority, at rates of compensation to be fixed by the 
Chairman of each such committee, $1,152,000 for each such 
committee; in all, $2,304,000.

 offices of the secretaries of the conference of the majority and the 
                       conference of the minority

    For Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the 
Majority and the Conference of the Minority, $590,000.

                           policy committees

    For salaries of the Majority Policy Committee and the 
Minority Policy Committee, $1,171,000 for each such committee; 
in all, $2,342,000.

                         office of the chaplain

    For Office of the Chaplain, $288,000.

                        office of the secretary

    For Office of the Secretary, $14,738,000.

             office of the sergeant at arms and doorkeeper

    For Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, 
$34,811,000.

        offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority

    For Offices of the Secretary for the Majority and the 
Secretary for the Minority, $1,292,000.

               agency contributions and related expenses

    For agency contributions for employee benefits, as 
authorized by law, and related expenses, $22,337,000.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative 
Counsel of the Senate, $4,046,000.

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Senate Legal 
Counsel, $1,069,000.

Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and 
Doorkeeper of the Senate, and Secretaries for the Majority and Minority 
                             of the Senate

    For expense allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, 
$3,000; Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $3,000; 
Secretary for the Majority of the Senate, $3,000; Secretary for 
the Minority of the Senate, $3,000; in all, $12,000.

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate

                      inquiries and investigations

    For expenses of inquiries and investigations ordered by the 
Senate, or conducted pursuant to section 134(a) of Public Law 
601, Seventy-ninth Congress, as amended, section 112 of Public 
Law 96-304 and Senate Resolution 281, agreed to March 11, 1980, 
$73,000,000.


expenses of the united states senate caucus on international narcotics 
                                control


    For expenses of the United States Senate Caucus on 
International Narcotics Control, $370,000.

                        secretary of the senate

    For expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, 
$2,077,000.

             sergeant at arms and doorkeeper of the senate

    For expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and 
Doorkeeper of the Senate, $71,511,000, of which $2,500,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2003.

                          miscellaneous items

    For miscellaneous items, $8,655,000.

        senators' official personnel and office expense account

    For Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense 
Account, $253,203,000.

                          official mail costs

    For expenses necessary for official mail costs of the 
Senate $300,000.

                       administrative provisions

    Section 1. Semiannual Report. (a) In General.--Section 
105(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1965 (2 
U.S.C. 104a) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(5)(A) Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph (1) 
relating to the level of detail of statement and itemization, 
each report by the Secretary of the Senate required under such 
paragraph shall be compiled at a summary level for each office 
of the Senate authorized to obligate appropriated funds.
    ``(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to the reporting of 
expenditures relating to personnel compensation, travel and 
transportation of persons, other contractual services, and 
acquisition of assets.
    ``(C) In carrying out this paragraph the Secretary of the 
Senate shall apply the Standard Federal Object Classification 
of Expenses as the Secretary determines appropriate.''.
    (b) Effective Date and Application.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the 
        amendment made by this section shall take effect on the 
        date of enactment of this Act.
            (2) First report after enactment.--The Secretary of 
        the Senate may elect to compile and submit the report 
        for the semiannual period during which the date of 
        enactment of this section occurs, as if the amendment 
        made by this section had not been enacted.
    Sec. 2. Senate Employee Pay Adjustments. Section 4 of the 
Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (2 U.S.C. 60a-1) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by inserting ``(or section 5304 or 
                5304a of such title, as applied to employees 
                employed in the pay locality of the Washington, 
                D.C.-Baltimore, Maryland consolidated 
                metropolitan statistical area)'' after 
                ``employees under section 5303 of title 5, 
                United States Code,''; and
                    (B) by inserting ``(and, as the case may 
                be, section 5304 or 5304a of such title, as 
                applied to employees employed in the pay 
                locality of the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore, 
                Maryland consolidated metropolitan statistical 
                area)'' after ``the President under such 
                section 5303'';
            (2) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection 
        (f ); and
            (3) by inserting after subsection (d) the 
        following:
    ``(e) Any percentage used in any statute specifically 
providing for an adjustment in rates of pay in lieu of an 
adjustment made under section 5303 of title 5, United States 
Code, and, as the case may be, section 5304 or 5304a of such 
title for any calendar year shall be treated as the percentage 
used in an adjustment made under such section 5303, 5304, or 
5304a, as applicable, for purposes of subsection (a).''.
    Sec. 3. (a) Section 6(c) of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1999 (2 U.S.C. 121b-1(c)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and agency contributions'' in 
        paragraph (2)(A), and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Agency contributions for employees of Senate 
        Hair Care Services shall be paid from the 
        appropriations account for `Salaries, Officers and 
        Employees'.''.
    (b) This section shall apply to pay periods beginning on or 
after October 1, 2000.
    Sec. 4. (a) There is established in the Treasury of the 
United States a revolving fund to be known as the Senate Health 
and Fitness Facility Revolving Fund (``the revolving fund'').
    (b) The Architect of the Capitol shall deposit in the 
revolving fund--
            (1) any amounts received as dues or other 
        assessments for use of the Senate Health and Fitness 
        Facility, and
            (2) any amounts received from the operation of the 
        Senate waste recycling program.
    (c) Subject to the approval of the Committee on 
Appropriations of the Senate, amounts in the revolving fund 
shall be available to the Architect of the Capitol, without 
fiscal year limitation, for payment of costs of the Senate 
Health and Fitness Facility.
    (d) The Architect of the Capitol shall withdraw from the 
revolving fund and deposit in the Treasury of the United States 
as miscellaneous receipts all moneys in the revolving fund that 
the Architect determines are in excess of the current and 
reasonably foreseeable needs of the Senate Health and Fitness 
Facility.
    (e) Subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration of the Senate, the Architect of the Capitol may 
issue such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the 
provisions of this section.
    Sec. 5. For each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2001), there is authorized an expense 
allowance for the Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Policy 
Committees which shall not exceed $3,000 each fiscal year for 
each such Chairman; and amounts from such allowance shall be 
paid to either of such Chairmen only as reimbursement for 
actual expenses incurred by him and upon certification and 
documentation of such expenses, and amounts so paid shall not 
be reported as income and shall not be allowed as a deduction 
under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
    Sec. 6. (a) The head of the employing office of an employee 
of the Senate may, upon termination of employment of the 
employee, authorize payment of a lump sum for the accrued 
annual leave of that employee if--
            (1) the head of the employing office--
                    (A) has approved a written leave policy 
                authorizing employees to accrue leave and 
                establishing the conditions upon which accrued 
                leave may be paid; and
                    (B) submits written certification to the 
                Financial Clerk of the Senate of the number of 
                days of annual leave accrued by the employee 
                for which payment is to be made under the 
                written leave policy of the employing office; 
                and
            (2) there are sufficient funds to cover the lump 
        sum payment.
    (b)(1) A lump sum payment under this section shall not 
exceed the lesser of--
            (A) twice the monthly rate of pay of the employee; 
        or
            (B) the product of the daily rate of pay of the 
        employee and the number of days of accrued annual leave 
        of the employee.
    (2) The Secretary of the Senate shall determine the rates 
of pay of an employee under paragraph (1) (A) and (B) on the 
basis of the annual rate of pay of the employee in effect on 
the date of termination of employment.
    (c) Any payment under this section shall be paid from the 
appropriation account or fund used to pay the employee.
    (d) If an individual who received a lump sum payment under 
this section is reemployed as an employee of the Senate before 
the end of the period covered by the lump sum payment, the 
individual shall refund an amount equal to the applicable pay 
covering the period between the date of reemployment and the 
expiration of the lump sum period. Such amount shall be 
deposited to the appropriation account or fund used to pay the 
lump sum payment.
    (e) The Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate 
may prescribe regulations to carry out this section.
    (f ) In this section, the term--
            (1) ``employee of the Senate'' means any employee 
        whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate, 
        except that the term does not include a member of the 
        Capitol Police or a civilian employee of the Capitol 
        Police; and
            (2) ``head of the employing office'' means any 
        person with the final authority to appoint, hire, 
        discharge, and set the terms, conditions, or privileges 
        of the employment of an individual whose pay is 
        disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.
    Sec. 7. (a) Agency contributions for employees whose 
salaries are disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate from the 
appropriations account ``Joint Economic Committee'' under the 
heading ``JOINT ITEMS'' shall be paid from the Senate 
appropriations account for ``Salaries, Officers and 
Employees''.
    (b) This section shall apply to pay periods beginning on or 
after October 1, 2000.
    Sec. 8. Section 316 of Public Law 101-302 (40 U.S.C. 188b-
6) is amended--
            (1) in the first sentence of subsection (a) by 
        striking ``items of art, fine art, and historical 
        items'' and inserting ``works of art, historical 
        objects, documents or material relating to historical 
        matters for placement or exhibition'';
            (2) in the second sentence of subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``such items'' each place 
                it appears and inserting ``such works, objects, 
                documents, or material'' in each such place; 
                and
                    (B) by striking ``an item'' and inserting 
                ``a work, object, document, or material''; and
            (3) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by striking ``such items of art'' and 
                inserting ``such works, objects, documents, or 
                materials''; and
                    (B) by striking ``shall'' and inserting 
                ``may''.

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives, 
$769,551,000, as follows:

                        house leadership offices

    For salaries and expenses, as authorized by law, 
$14,378,000, including: Office of the Speaker, $1,759,000, 
including $25,000 for official expenses of the Speaker; Office 
of the Majority Floor Leader, $1,726,000, including $10,000 for 
official expenses of the Majority Leader; Office of the 
Minority Floor Leader, $2,096,000, including $10,000 for 
official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the 
Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, 
$1,466,000, including $5,000 for official expenses of the 
Majority Whip; Office of the Minority Whip, including the Chief 
Deputy Minority Whip, $1,096,000, including $5,000 for official 
expenses of the Minority Whip; Speaker's Office for Legislative 
Floor Activities, $410,000; Republican Steering Committee, 
$765,000; Republican Conference, $1,255,000; Democratic 
Steering and Policy Committee, $1,352,000; Democratic Caucus, 
$668,000; nine minority employees, $1,229,000; training and 
program development--majority, $278,000; and training and 
program development--minority, $278,000.

                  Members' Representational Allowances

   Including Members' Clerk Hire, Official Expenses of Members, and 
                             Official Mail

    For Members' representational allowances, including 
Members' clerk hire, official expenses, and official mail, 
$410,182,000.

                          Committee Employees

                Standing Committees, Special and Select

    For salaries and expenses of standing committees, special 
and select, authorized by House resolutions, $92,196,000: 
Provided, That such amount shall remain available for such 
salaries and expenses until December 31, 2002.

                      Committee on Appropriations

    For salaries and expenses of the Committee on 
Appropriations, $20,628,000, including studies and examinations 
of executive agencies and temporary personal services for such 
committee, to be expended in accordance with section 202(b) of 
the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 and to be available 
for reimbursement to agencies for services performed: Provided, 
That such amount shall remain available for such salaries and 
expenses until December 31, 2002.

                    salaries, officers and employees

    For compensation and expenses of officers and employees, as 
authorized by law, $90,403,000, including: for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of the Clerk, including not more than 
$3,500, of which not more than $2,500 is for the Family Room, 
for official representation and reception expenses, 
$14,590,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the 
Sergeant at Arms, including the position of Superintendent of 
Garages, and including not more than $750 for official 
representation and reception expenses, $3,692,000; for salaries 
and expenses of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, 
$58,550,000, of which $1,054,000 shall remain available until 
expended, including $26,605,000 for salaries, expenses and 
temporary personal services of House Information Resources, of 
which $26,020,000 is provided herein: Provided, That of the 
amount provided for House Information Resources, $6,497,000 
shall be for net expenses of telecommunications: Provided 
further, That House Information Resources is authorized to 
receive reimbursement from Members of the House of 
Representatives and other governmental entities for services 
provided and such reimbursement shall be deposited in the 
Treasury for credit to this account; for salaries and expenses 
of the Office of the Inspector General, $3,249,000; for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of General Counsel, 
$806,000; for the Office of the Chaplain, $140,000; for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of the Parliamentarian, 
including the Parliamentarian and $2,000 for preparing the 
Digest of Rules, $1,201,000; for salaries and expenses of the 
Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House, $2,045,000; 
for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative 
Counsel of the House, $5,085,000; for salaries and expenses of 
the Corrections Calendar Office, $832,000; and for other 
authorized employees, $213,000.

                        allowances and expenses

    For allowances and expenses as authorized by House 
resolution or law, $141,764,000, including: supplies, 
materials, administrative costs and Federal tort claims, 
$2,235,000; official mail for committees, leadership offices, 
and administrative offices of the House, $410,000; Government 
contributions for health, retirement, Social Security, and 
other applicable employee benefits, $138,726,000; and 
miscellaneous items including purchase, exchange, maintenance, 
repair and operation of House motor vehicles, 
interparliamentary receptions, and gratuities to heirs of 
deceased employees of the House, $393,000.

                           child care center

    For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives 
Child Care Center, such amounts as are deposited in the account 
established by section 312(d)(1) of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1992 (40 U.S.C. 184g(d)(1)), subject to the 
level specified in the budget of the Center, as submitted to 
the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 101. During fiscal year 2001 and any succeeding fiscal 
year, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives may--
            (1) enter into contracts for the acquisition of 
        severable services for a period that begins in 1 fiscal 
        year and ends in the next fiscal year to the same 
        extent as the head of an executive agency under the 
        authority of section 303L of the Federal Property and 
        Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 253l); 
        and
            (2) enter into multi-year contracts for the 
        acquisitions of property and nonaudit-related services 
        to the same extent as executive agencies under the 
        authority of section 304B of the Federal Property and 
        Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 254c).
    Sec. 102. (a) Permitting New House Employees To Be Placed 
Above Minimum Step of Compensation Level.--The House Employees 
Position Classification Act (2 U.S.C. 291 et seq.) is amended 
by striking section 10 (2 U.S.C. 299).
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
shall apply with respect to employees appointed on or after 
October 1, 2000.
    Sec. 103. (a) Requiring Amounts Remaining in Members' 
Representational Allowances To Be Used for Deficit Reduction or 
To Reduce the Federal Debt.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, any amounts appropriated under this Act for 
``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES--Salaries and Expenses--Members' 
Representational Allowances'' shall be available only for 
fiscal year 2001. Any amount remaining after all payments are 
made under such allowances for fiscal year 2001 shall be 
deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction (or, 
if there is no Federal budget deficit after all such payments 
have been made, for reducing the Federal debt, in such manner 
as the Secretary of the Treasury considers appropriate).
    (b) Regulations.--The Committee on House Administration of 
the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe 
regulations to carry out this section.
    (c) Definition.--As used in this section, the term ``Member 
of the House of Representatives'' means a Representative in, or 
a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.
    Sec. 104. (a) There is hereby appropriated for payment to 
the Prince William County Public Schools $215,000, to be used 
to pay for educational services for the son of Mrs. Evelyn 
Gibson, the widow of Detective John Michael Gibson of the 
United States Capitol Police.
    (b) The payment under subsection (a) shall be made in 
accordance with terms and conditions established by the 
Committee on House Administration of the House of 
Representatives.
    (c) The funds used for the payment made under subsection 
(a) shall be derived from the applicable accounts of the House 
of Representatives.

                              JOINT ITEMS

    For Joint Committees, as follows:

     Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies of 2001

    For all construction expenses, salaries, and other expenses 
associated with conducting the inaugural ceremonies of the 
President and Vice President of the United States, January 20, 
2001, in accordance with such program as may be adopted by the 
joint committee authorized by Senate Concurrent Resolution 89, 
agreed to March 14, 2000 (One Hundred Sixth Congress), and 
Senate Concurrent Resolution 90, agreed to March 14, 2000 (One 
Hundred Sixth Congress), $1,000,000 to be disbursed by the 
Secretary of the Senate and to remain available until September 
30, 2001. Funds made available under this heading shall be 
available for payment, on a direct or reimbursable basis, 
whether incurred on, before, or after, October 1, 2000: 
Provided, That the compensation of any employee of the 
Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate who has 
been designated to perform service for the Joint Congressional 
Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies shall continue to be paid by 
the Committee on Rules and Administration, but the account from 
which such staff member is paid may be reimbursed for the 
services of the staff member (including agency contributions 
when appropriate) out of funds made available under this 
heading.


                        administrative provision


    Sec. 105. During fiscal year 2001 the Secretary of Defense 
shall provide protective services on a non-reimbursable basis 
to the United States Capitol Police with respect to the 
following events:
            (1) Upon request of the Chair of the Joint 
        Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies 
        established under Senate Concurrent Resolution 89, One 
        Hundred Sixth Congress, agreed to March 14, 2000, the 
        proceedings and ceremonies conducted for the 
        inauguration of the President-elect and Vice President-
        elect of the United States.
            (2) Upon request of the Speaker of the House of 
        Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the 
        Senate, the joint session of Congress held to receive a 
        message from the President of the United States on the 
        State of the Union.

                        Joint Economic Committee

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Economic Committee, 
$3,315,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on 
Taxation, $6,430,000, to be disbursed by the Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House.
    For other joint items, as follows:

                   Office of the Attending Physician

    For medical supplies, equipment, and contingent expenses of 
the emergency rooms, and for the Attending Physician and his 
assistants, including: (1) an allowance of $1,500 per month to 
the Attending Physician; (2) an allowance of $500 per month 
each to three medical officers while on duty in the Office of 
the Attending Physician; (3) an allowance of $500 per month to 
one assistant and $400 per month each not to exceed 11 
assistants on the basis heretofore provided for such 
assistants; and (4) $1,159,904 for reimbursement to the 
Department of the Navy for expenses incurred for staff and 
equipment assigned to the Office of the Attending Physician, 
which shall be advanced and credited to the applicable 
appropriation or appropriations from which such salaries, 
allowances, and other expenses are payable and shall be 
available for all the purposes thereof, $1,835,000, to be 
disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House.

                          Capitol Police Board

                             Capitol Police

                                salaries

    For the Capitol Police Board for salaries of officers, 
members, and employees of the Capitol Police, including 
overtime, hazardous duty pay differential, clothing allowance 
of not more than $600 each for members required to wear 
civilian attire, and Government contributions for health, 
retirement, Social Security, and other applicable employee 
benefits, $97,142,000, of which $47,053,000 is provided to the 
Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, to be 
disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House, and 
$50,089,000 is provided to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper 
of the Senate, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate: 
Provided, That, of the amounts appropriated under this heading, 
such amounts as may be necessary may be transferred between the 
Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives and the 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, upon approval of 
the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.

                            general expenses

    For the Capitol Police Board for necessary expenses of the 
Capitol Police, including motor vehicles, communications and 
other equipment, security equipment and installation, uniforms, 
weapons, supplies, materials, training, medical services, 
forensic services, stenographic services, personal and 
professional services, the employee assistance program, not 
more than $2,000 for the awards program, postage, telephone 
service, travel advances, relocation of instructor and liaison 
personnel for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and 
$85 per month for extra services performed for the Capitol 
Police Board by an employee of the Sergeant at Arms of the 
Senate or the House of Representatives designated by the 
Chairman of the Board, $6,772,000, to be disbursed by the 
Capitol Police Board or their delegee: Provided, That, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, the cost of basic 
training for the Capitol Police at the Federal Law Enforcement 
Training Center for fiscal year 2001 shall be paid by the 
Secretary of the Treasury from funds available to the 
Department of the Treasury.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 106. Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2001 for the 
Capitol Police Board for the Capitol Police may be transferred 
between the headings ``salaries'' and ``general expenses'' upon 
the approval of--
            (1) the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
        Representatives, in the case of amounts transferred 
        from the appropriation provided to the Sergeant at Arms 
        of the House of Representatives under the heading 
        ``salaries'';
            (2) the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, 
        in the case of amounts transferred from the 
        appropriation provided to the Sergeant at Arms and 
        Doorkeeper of the Senate under the heading 
        ``salaries''; and
            (3) the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate 
        and the House of Representatives, in the case of other 
        transfers.
    Sec. 107. (a) Appointment of Certifying Officers of the 
Capitol Police.--The Chief Administrative Officer of the United 
States Capitol Police, or when there is not a Chief 
Administrative Officer the Capitol Police Board, shall appoint 
certifying officers to certify all vouchers for payment from 
funds made available to the United States Capitol Police.
    (b) Responsibility and Accountability of Certifying 
Officers.--
            (1) In general.--Each officer or employee of the 
        Capitol Police who has been duly authorized in writing 
        by the Chief Administrative Officer, or the Capitol 
        Police Board if there is not a Chief Administrative 
        Officer, to certify vouchers pursuant to subsection (a) 
        shall--
                    (A) be held responsible for the existence 
                and correctness of the facts recited in the 
                certificate or otherwise stated on the voucher 
                or its supporting papers and for the legality 
                of the proposed payment under the appropriation 
                or fund involved;
                    (B) be held responsible and accountable for 
                the correctness of the computations of 
                certified vouchers; and
                    (C) be held accountable for and required to 
                make good to the United States the amount of 
                any illegal, improper, or incorrect payment 
                resulting from any false, inaccurate, or 
                misleading certificate made by such officer or 
                employee, as well as for any payment prohibited 
                by law or which did not represent a legal 
                obligation under the appropriation or fund 
                involved.
            (2) Relief by comptroller general.--The Comptroller 
        General may, at the Comptroller General's discretion, 
        relieve such certifying officer or employee of 
        liability for any payment otherwise proper if the 
        Comptroller General finds--
                    (A) that the certification was based on 
                official records and that the certifying 
                officer or employee did not know, and by 
                reasonable diligence and inquiry could not have 
                ascertained, the actual facts; or
                    (B) that the obligation was incurred in 
                good faith, that the payment was not contrary 
                to any statutory provision specifically 
                prohibiting payments of the character involved, 
                and the United States has received value for 
                such payment.
    (c) Enforcement of Liability.--The liability of the 
certifying officers of the United States Capitol Police shall 
be enforced in the same manner and to the same extent as 
currently provided with respect to the enforcement of the 
liability of disbursing and other accountable officers, and 
such officers shall have the right to apply for and obtain a 
decision by the Comptroller General on any question of law 
involved in a payment on any vouchers presented to them for 
certification.
    Sec. 108. Chief Administrative Officer.--(a) There shall be 
within the Capitol Police an Office of Administration to be 
headed by a Chief Administrative Officer:
            (1) The Chief Administrative Officer shall be 
        appointed by the Comptroller General after consultation 
        with the Capitol Police Board, and shall report to and 
        serve at the pleasure of the Comptroller General.
            (2) The Comptroller General shall appoint as Chief 
        Administrative Officer an individual with the knowledge 
        and skills necessary to carry out the responsibilities 
        for budgeting, financial management, information 
        technology, and human resource management described in 
        this section.
            (3) The Chief Administrative Officer shall receive 
        basic pay at a rate determined by the Comptroller 
        General, but not to exceed the annual rate of basic pay 
        payable for ES-2 of the Senior Executive Service Basic 
        Rates Schedule established for members of the Senior 
        Executive Service of the General Accounting Office 
        under section 733 of title 31.
            (4) The Capitol Police shall reimburse from 
        available appropriations any costs incurred by the 
        General Accounting Office under this section.
    (b) The Chief Administrative Officer shall have the 
following areas of responsibility:
            (1) Budgeting.--The Chief Administrative Officer 
        shall--
                    (A) after consulting with the Chief of 
                Police on the portion of the budget covering 
                uniformed police force personnel, prepare and 
                submit to the Capitol Police Board an annual 
                budget for the Capitol Police; and
                    (B) execute the budget and monitor through 
                periodic examinations the execution of the 
                Capitol Police budget in relation to actual 
                obligations and expenditures.
            (2) Financial management.--The Chief Administrative 
        Officer shall--
                    (A) oversee all financial management 
                activities relating to the programs and 
                operations of the Capitol Police;
                    (B) develop and maintain an integrated 
                accounting and financial system for the Capitol 
                Police, including financial reporting and 
                internal controls, which--
                            (i) complies with applicable 
                        accounting principles, standards, and 
                        requirements, and internal control 
                        standards;
                            (ii) complies with any other 
                        requirements applicable to such 
                        systems;
                            (iii) provides for--
                                    (I) complete, reliable, 
                                consistent, and timely 
                                information which is prepared 
                                on a uniform basis and which is 
                                responsive to financial 
                                information needs of the 
                                Capitol Police;
                                    (II) the development and 
                                reporting of cost information;
                                    (III) the integration of 
                                accounting and budgeting 
                                information; and
                                    (IV) the systematic 
                                measurement of performance;
                    (C) direct, manage, and provide policy 
                guidance and oversight of Capitol Police 
                financial management personnel, activities, and 
                operations, including--
                            (i) the recruitment, selection, and 
                        training of personnel to carry out 
                        Capitol Police financial management 
                        functions; and
                            (ii) the implementation of Capitol 
                        Police asset management systems, 
                        including systems for cash management, 
                        debt collection, and property and 
                        inventory management and control; and
                    (D) the Chief Administrative Officer shall 
                prepare annual financial statements for the 
                Capitol Police and provide for an annual audit 
                of the financial statements by an independent 
                public accountant in accordance with generally 
                accepted government auditing standards.
            (3) Information technology.--The Chief 
        Administrative Officer shall--
                    (A) direct, coordinate, and oversee the 
                acquisition, use, and management of information 
                technology by the Capitol Police;
                    (B) promote and oversee the use of 
                information technology to improve the 
                efficiency and effectiveness of programs of the 
                Capitol Police; and
                    (C) establish and enforce information 
                technology principles, guidelines, and 
                objectives, including developing and 
                maintaining an information technology 
                architecture for the Capitol Police.
            (4) Human resources.--The Chief Administrative 
        Officer shall--
                    (A) direct, coordinate, and oversee human 
                resource management activities of the Capitol 
                Police, except that with respect to uniformed 
                police force personnel, the Chief 
                Administrative Officer shall perform these 
                activities in cooperation with the Chief of the 
                Capitol Police;
                    (B) develop and monitor payroll and time 
                and attendance systems and employee services; 
                and
                    (C) develop and monitor processes for 
                recruiting, selecting, appraising, and 
                promoting employees.
    (c) Administrative provisions with respect to the Office of 
Administration:
            (1) The Chief Administrative Officer is authorized 
        to select, appoint, employ, and discharge such officers 
        and employees as may be necessary to carry out the 
        functions, powers, and duties of the Office of 
        Administration but he shall not have the authority to 
        hire or discharge uniformed police force personnel.
            (2) The Chief Administrative Officer may utilize 
        resources of another agency on a reimbursable basis to 
        be paid from available appropriations of the Capitol 
        Police.
    (d) No later than 180 days after appointment, the Chief 
Administrative Officer shall prepare, after consultation with 
the Capitol Police Board and the Chief of the Capitol Police, a 
plan--
            (1) describing the policies, procedures, and 
        actions the Chief Administrative Officer will take in 
        carrying out the responsibilities assigned under this 
        section;
            (2) identifying and defining responsibilities and 
        roles of all offices, bureaus, and divisions of the 
        Capitol Police for budgeting, financial management, 
        information technology, and human resources management; 
        and
            (3) detailing mechanisms for ensuring that the 
        offices, bureaus, and divisions perform their 
        responsibilities and roles in a coordinated and 
        integrated manner.
    (e) No later than September 30, 2001, the Chief 
Administrative Officer shall prepare, after consultation with 
the Capitol Police Board and the Chief of the Capitol Police, a 
report on the Chief Administrative Officer's progress in 
implementing the plan described in subsection (d) and 
recommendations to improve the budgeting, financial, 
information technology, and human resources management of the 
Capitol Police, including organizational, accounting and 
administrative control, and personnel changes.
    (f) The Chief Administrative Officer shall submit the plan 
required in subsection (d) and the report required in 
subsection (e) to the Committees on Appropriations of the House 
of Representatives and of the Senate, the Committee on House 
Administration of the House of Representatives, and the 
Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.
    (g) As of October 1, 2002, unless otherwise determined by 
the Comptroller General, the Chief Administrative Officer 
established by section (a) will cease to be an employee of the 
General Accounting Office and will become an employee of the 
Capitol Police, and the Capitol Police Board shall assume all 
responsibilities of the Comptroller General under this section.
    Sec. 109. (a) Section 1(c) of Public Law 96-152 (40 U.S.C. 
206-1) is amended by striking ``the annual rate'' and all that 
follows and inserting the following: ``the rate of basic pay 
payable for level ES-4 of the Senior Executive Service, as 
established under subchapter VIII of chapter 53 of title 5, 
United States Code (taking into account any comparability 
payments made under section 5304(h) of such title).''.
    (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with 
respect to pay periods beginning on or after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.

           Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office

    For salaries and expenses of the Capitol Guide Service and 
Special Services Office, $2,371,000, to be disbursed by the 
Secretary of the Senate: Provided, That no part of such amount 
may be used to employ more than 43 individuals: Provided 
further, That the Capitol Guide Board is authorized, during 
emergencies, to employ not more than two additional individuals 
for not more than 120 days each, and not more than 10 
additional individuals for not more than 6 months each, for the 
Capitol Guide Service.

                      Statements of Appropriations

    For the preparation, under the direction of the Committees 
on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives, of the statements for the second session of 
the One Hundred Sixth Congress, showing appropriations made, 
indefinite appropriations, and contracts authorized, together 
with a chronological history of the regular appropriations 
bills as required by law, $30,000, to be paid to the persons 
designated by the chairmen of such committees to supervise the 
work.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance, as 
authorized by section 305 of the Congressional Accountability 
Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1385), $1,820,000.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the 
provisions of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 
93-344), including not more than $3,000 to be expended on the 
certification of the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office in connection with official representation and reception 
expenses, $28,493,000: Provided, That no part of such amount 
may be used for the purchase or hire of a passenger motor 
vehicle.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 110. Beginning on the date of enactment of this Act 
and hereafter, the Congressional Budget Office may use 
available funds to enter into contracts for the procurement of 
severable services for a period that begins in one fiscal year 
and ends in the next fiscal year and may enter into multi-year 
contracts for the acquisition of property and services, to the 
same extent as executive agencies under the authority of 
section 303L and 304B, respectively, of the Federal Property 
and Administrative Services Act (41 U.S.C. 253l and 254c).

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Capitol Buildings and Grounds

                           capitol buildings

                         salaries and expenses

    For salaries for the Architect of the Capitol, the 
Assistant Architect of the Capitol, and other personal 
services, at rates of pay provided by law; for surveys and 
studies in connection with activities under the care of the 
Architect of the Capitol; for all necessary expenses for the 
maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol and electrical 
substations of the Senate and House office buildings under the 
jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol, including 
furnishings and office equipment, including not more than 
$1,000 for official reception and representation expenses, to 
be expended as the Architect of the Capitol may approve; for 
purchase or exchange, maintenance and operation of a passenger 
motor vehicle; and not to exceed $20,000 for attendance, when 
specifically authorized by the Architect of the Capitol, at 
meetings or conventions in connection with subjects related to 
work under the Architect of the Capitol, $43,689,000, of which 
$3,843,000 shall remain available until expended: Provided, 
That notwithstanding any other provision of law, such amount 
shall be available for the position of Project Manager for the 
Capitol Visitor Center, at a rate of compensation which does 
not exceed the rate of basic pay payable for level ES-2 of the 
Senior Executive Service, as established under subchapter VIII 
of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code (taking into 
account any comparability payments made under section 5304(h) 
of such title): Provided further, That effective on the date of 
the enactment of this Act, any amount made available under this 
heading under the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000, 
shall be available for such position at such rate of 
compensation.

                            capitol grounds

    For all necessary expenses for care and improvement of 
grounds surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant, $5,362,000, of which 
$125,000 shall remain available until expended.

                        senate office buildings

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of Senate office buildings; and furniture and 
furnishings to be expended under the control and supervision of 
the Architect of the Capitol, $63,974,000, of which $21,669,000 
shall remain available until expended.

                         house office buildings

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the House office buildings, $32,750,000, of which 
$123,000 shall remain available until expended.

                          capitol power plant

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the Capitol Power Plant; lighting, heating, power 
(including the purchase of electrical energy) and water and 
sewer services for the Capitol, Senate and House office 
buildings, Library of Congress buildings, and the grounds about 
the same, Botanic Garden, Senate garage, and air conditioning 
refrigeration not supplied from plants in any of such 
buildings; heating the Government Printing Office and 
Washington City Post Office, and heating and chilled water for 
air conditioning for the Supreme Court Building, the Union 
Station complex, the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary 
Building and the Folger Shakespeare Library, expenses for which 
shall be advanced or reimbursed upon request of the Architect 
of the Capitol and amounts so received shall be deposited into 
the Treasury to the credit of this appropriation, $39,415,000, 
of which $523,000 shall remain available until expended: 
Provided, That not more than $4,400,000 of the funds credited 
or to be reimbursed to this appropriation as herein provided 
shall be available for obligation during fiscal year 2001.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                     Congressional Research Service

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
section 203 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 
U.S.C. 166) and to revise and extend the Annotated Constitution 
of the United States of America, $73,592,000: Provided, That no 
part of such amount may be used to pay any salary or expense in 
connection with any publication, or preparation of material 
therefor (except the Digest of Public General Bills), to be 
issued by the Library of Congress unless such publication has 
obtained prior approval of either the Committee on House 
Administration of the House of Representatives or the Committee 
on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                   Congressional Printing and Binding


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For authorized printing and binding for the Congress and 
the distribution of Congressional information in any format; 
printing and binding for the Architect of the Capitol; expenses 
necessary for preparing the semimonthly and session index to 
the Congressional Record, as authorized by law (44 U.S.C. 902); 
printing and binding of Government publications authorized by 
law to be distributed to Members of Congress; and printing, 
binding, and distribution of Government publications authorized 
by law to be distributed without charge to the recipient, 
$71,462,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall not be 
available for paper copies of the permanent edition of the 
Congressional Record for individual Representatives, Resident 
Commissioners or Delegates authorized under 44 U.S.C. 906: 
Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available 
for the payment of obligations incurred under the 
appropriations for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding the 2-year limitation 
under section 718 of title 44, United States Code, none of the 
funds appropriated or made available under this Act or any 
other Act for printing and binding and related services 
provided to Congress under chapter 7 of title 44, United States 
Code, may be expended to print a document, report, or 
publication after the 27-month period beginning on the date 
that such document, report, or publication is authorized by 
Congress to be printed, unless Congress reauthorizes such 
printing in accordance with section 718 of title 44, United 
States Code: Provided further, That any unobligated or 
unexpended balances in this account or accounts for similar 
purposes for preceding fiscal years may be transferred to the 
Government Printing Office revolving fund for carrying out the 
purposes of this heading, subject to the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and Senate.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 111. (a) Congressional Printing and Binding for the 
House Through Clerk of House.--
            (1) In general.--Notwithstanding any provision of 
        title 44, United States Code, or any other law, there 
        are authorized to be appropriated to the Clerk of the 
        House of Representatives such sums as may be necessary 
        for congressional printing and binding services for the 
        House of Representatives.
            (2) Preparation of estimates.--Estimated 
        expenditures and proposed appropriations for 
        congressional printing and binding services shall be 
        prepared and submitted by the Clerk of the House of 
        Representatives in accordance with title 31, United 
        States Code, in the same manner as estimates and 
        requests are prepared for other legislative branch 
        services under such title, except that such requests 
        shall be based upon the results of the study conducted 
        under subsection (b) (with respect to any fiscal year 
        covered by such study).
            (3) Effective date.--This subsection shall apply 
        with respect to fiscal year 2003 and each succeeding 
        fiscal year.
    (b) Study.--
            (1) In general.--During fiscal year 2001, the Clerk 
        of the House of Representatives shall conduct a 
        comprehensive study of the needs of the House for 
        congressional printing and binding services during 
        fiscal year 2003 and succeeding fiscal years (including 
        transitional issues during fiscal year 2002), and shall 
        include in the study an analysis of the most cost-
        effective program or programs for providing printed or 
        other media-based publications for House uses.
            (2) Submission to committees.--The Clerk shall 
        submit the study conducted under paragraph (1) to the 
        Committee on House Administration of the House of 
        Representatives, who shall review the study and prepare 
        such regulations or other materials (including 
        proposals for legislation) as it considers appropriate 
        to enable the Clerk to carry out congressional printing 
        and binding services for the House in accordance with 
        this section.
    (c) Definition.--In this section, the term ``congressional 
printing and binding services'' means the following services:
            (1) Authorized printing and binding for the 
        Congress and the distribution of congressional 
        information in any format.
            (2) Preparing the semimonthly and session index to 
        the Congressional Record.
            (3) Printing and binding of Government publications 
        authorized by law to be distributed to Members of 
        Congress.
            (4) Printing, binding, and distribution of 
        Government publications authorized by law to be 
        distributed without charge to the recipient.
    This title may be cited as the ``Congressional Operations 
Appropriations Act, 2001''.

                        TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES

                             BOTANIC GARDEN

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the Botanic Garden and the nurseries, buildings, 
grounds, and collections; and purchase and exchange, 
maintenance, repair, and operation of a passenger motor 
vehicle; all under the direction of the Joint Committee on the 
Library, $3,328,000, of which $25,000 shall remain available 
until expended.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Library of Congress not 
otherwise provided for, including development and maintenance 
of the Union Catalogs; custody and custodial care of the 
Library buildings; special clothing; cleaning, laundering and 
repair of uniforms; preservation of motion pictures in the 
custody of the Library; operation and maintenance of the 
American Folklife Center in the Library; preparation and 
distribution of catalog records and other publications of the 
Library; hire or purchase of one passenger motor vehicle; and 
expenses of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board not 
properly chargeable to the income of any trust fund held by the 
Board, $282,838,000, of which not more than $6,500,000 shall be 
derived from collections credited to this appropriation during 
fiscal year 2001, and shall remain available until expended, 
under the Act of June 28, 1902 (chapter 1301; 32 Stat. 480; 2 
U.S.C. 150) and not more than $350,000 shall be derived from 
collections during fiscal year 2001 and shall remain available 
until expended for the development and maintenance of an 
international legal information database and activities related 
thereto: Provided, That the Library of Congress may not 
obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under the 
Act of June 28, 1902, in excess of the amount authorized for 
obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided 
further, That the total amount available for obligation shall 
be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than the 
$6,850,000: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $10,459,575 is to remain available until expended 
for acquisition of books, periodicals, newspapers, and all 
other materials including subscriptions for bibliographic 
services for the Library, including $40,000 to be available 
solely for the purchase, when specifically approved by the 
Librarian, of special and unique materials for additions to the 
collections: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $2,506,000 is to remain available until expended 
for the acquisition and partial support for implementation of 
an Integrated Library System (ILS): Provided further, That of 
the total amount appropriated, $10,000,000 is to remain 
available until expended for salaries and expenses to carry out 
the Russian Leadership Program enacted on May 21, 1999 (113 
Stat. 93 et seq.): Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $5,957,800 is to remain available until expended 
for the purpose of teaching educators how to incorporate the 
Library's digital collections into school curricula, which 
amount shall be transferred to the educational consortium 
formed to conduct the ``Joining Hands Across America: Local 
Community Initiative'' project as approved by the Library: 
Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, 
$404,000 is to remain available until expended for a 
collaborative digitization and telecommunications project with 
the United States Military Academy and any remaining balance is 
available for other Library purposes: Provided further, That of 
the total amount appropriated, $4,300,000 is to remain 
available until expended for the purpose of developing a high 
speed data transmission between the Library of Congress and 
educational facilities, libraries, or networks serving western 
North Carolina, and any remaining balance is available for 
support of the Library's Digital Futures initiative.

                            Copyright Office

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Copyright Office, 
$38,523,000, of which not more than $23,500,000, to remain 
available until expended, shall be derived from collections 
credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 2001 under 17 
U.S.C. 708(d): Provided, That the Copyright Office may not 
obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under 17 
U.S.C. 708(d), in excess of the amount authorized for 
obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided 
further, That not more than $5,783,000 shall be derived from 
collections during fiscal year 2001 under 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(2), 
119(b)(2), 802(h), and 1005: Provided further, That the total 
amount available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount 
by which collections are less than $29,283,000: Provided 
further, That not more than $100,000 of the amount appropriated 
is available for the maintenance of an ``International 
Copyright Institute'' in the Copyright Office of the Library of 
Congress for the purpose of training nationals of developing 
countries in intellectual property laws and policies: Provided 
further, That not more than $4,250 may be expended, on the 
certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with 
official representation and reception expenses for activities 
of the International Copyright Institute and for copyright 
delegations, visitors, and seminars.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses


    For salaries and expenses to carry out the Act of March 3, 
1931 (chapter 400; 46 Stat. 1487; 2 U.S.C. 135a), $48,609,000, 
of which $14,154,000 shall remain available until expended.

                       Furniture and Furnishings

    For necessary expenses for the purchase, installation, 
maintenance, and repair of furniture, furnishings, office and 
library equipment, $4,892,000.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 201. Appropriations in this Act available to the 
Library of Congress shall be available, in an amount of not 
more than $199,630, of which $59,300 is for the Congressional 
Research Service, when specifically authorized by the Librarian 
of Congress, for attendance at meetings concerned with the 
function or activity for which the appropriation is made.
    Sec. 202. (a) No part of the funds appropriated in this Act 
shall be used by the Library of Congress to administer any 
flexible or compressed work schedule which--
            (1) applies to any manager or supervisor in a 
        position the grade or level of which is equal to or 
        higher than GS-15; and
            (2) grants such manager or supervisor the right to 
        not be at work for all or a portion of a workday 
        because of time worked by the manager or supervisor on 
        another workday.
    (b) For purposes of this section, the term ``manager or 
supervisor'' means any management official or supervisor, as 
such terms are defined in section 7103(a)(10) and (11) of title 
5, United States Code.
    Sec. 203. Appropriated funds received by the Library of 
Congress from other Federal agencies to cover general and 
administrative overhead costs generated by performing 
reimbursable work for other agencies under the authority of 
sections 1535 and 1536 of title 31, United States Code, shall 
not be used to employ more than 65 employees and may be 
expended or obligated--
            (1) in the case of a reimbursement, only to such 
        extent or in such amounts as are provided in 
        appropriations Acts; or
            (2) in the case of an advance payment, only--
                    (A) to pay for such general or 
                administrative overhead costs as are 
                attributable to the work performed for such 
                agency; or
                    (B) to such extent or in such amounts as 
                are provided in appropriations Acts, with 
                respect to any purpose not allowable under 
                subparagraph (A).
    Sec. 204. Of the amounts appropriated to the Library of 
Congress in this Act, not more than $5,000 may be expended, on 
the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection 
with official representation and reception expenses for the 
incentive awards program.
    Sec. 205. Of the amount appropriated to the Library of 
Congress in this Act, not more than $12,000 may be expended, on 
the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection 
with official representation and reception expenses for the 
Overseas Field Offices.
    Sec. 206. (a) For fiscal year 2001, the obligational 
authority of the Library of Congress for the activities 
described in subsection (b) may not exceed $92,845,000.
    (b) The activities referred to in subsection (a) are 
reimbursable and revolving fund activities that are funded from 
sources other than appropriations to the Library in 
appropriations Acts for the legislative branch.
    Sec. 207. Section 1 of the Act entitled ``An Act to 
authorize acquisition of certain real property for the Library 
of Congress, and for other purposes'', approved December 15, 
1997 (2 U.S.C. 141 note) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new subsection:
    ``(c) Transfer Payment by Architect.--Notwithstanding the 
limitation on reimbursement or transfer of funds under 
subsection (a) of this section, the Architect of the Capitol 
may, not later than 90 days after acquisition of the property 
under this section, transfer funds to the entity from which the 
property was acquired by the Architect of the Capitol. Such 
transfers may not exceed a total of $16,500,000.''.
    Sec. 208. The Librarian of Congress may convert to 
permanent positions 84 indefinite, time-limited positions in 
the National Digital Library Program authorized in the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996 for the Library of 
Congress under the heading, ``Salaries and Expenses'' (Public 
Law 104-53). Notwithstanding any other provision of law 
regarding qualifications and methods of appointment of 
employees of the Library of Congress, the Librarian may fill 
these permanent positions through the non-competitive 
conversion of the incumbents in the ``indefinite-not-to-
exceed'' positions to ``permanent'' positions.
    Sec. 209. (a) In addition to any other transfer authority 
provided by law, during fiscal year 2001 and fiscal years 
thereafter, the Librarian of Congress may transfer to and among 
available accounts of the Library of Congress amounts 
appropriated to the Librarian from funds for the purchase, 
installation, maintenance, and repair of furniture, 
furnishings, and office and library equipment.
    (b) Any amounts transferred pursuant to subsection (a) 
shall be merged with and be available for the same purpose and 
for the same period as the appropriation or account to which 
such amounts are transferred.
    (c) The Librarian may transfer amounts pursuant to 
subsection (a) only with the approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate.
    Sec. 210. (a)(1) This subsection shall apply to any 
individual who--
            (A) is employed by the Library of Congress Child 
        Development Center (known as the ``Little Scholars 
        Child Development Center'', in this section referred to 
        as the ``Center'') established under section 205(g)(1) 
        of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991; and
            (B) makes an election to be covered by this 
        subsection with the Librarian of Congress, not later 
        than the later of--
                    (i) 60 days after the date of enactment of 
                this Act; or
                    (ii) 60 days after the date the individual 
                begins such employment.
    (2)(A) Any individual described under paragraph (1) may be 
credited, under section 8411 of title 5, United States Code, 
for service as an employee of the Center before the date of 
enactment of this Act, if such employee makes a payment of the 
deposit under section 8411(f )(2) of such title without 
application of section 8411(b)(3) of such title.
    (B) An individual described under paragraph (1) shall be 
credited under section 8411 of title 5, United States Code, for 
any service as an employee of the Center on or after the date 
of enactment of this Act, if such employee has such amounts 
deducted and withheld from his pay as determined by the Office 
of Personnel Management which would be deducted and withheld 
from the basic pay of an employee under section 8422 of title 
5, United States Code.
    (3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection, 
any service performed by an individual described under 
paragraph (1) as an employee of the Center is deemed to be 
civilian service creditable under section 8411 of title 5, 
United States Code, for purposes of qualifying for survivor 
annuities and disability benefits under subchapters IV and V of 
chapter 84 of such title, if such individual makes payment of 
an amount, determined by the Office of Personnel Management, 
which would have been deducted and withheld from the basic pay 
of such individual if such individual had been an employee 
subject to section 8422 of title 5, United States Code, for 
such period so credited, together with interest thereon.
    (4) An individual described under paragraph (1) shall be 
deemed an employee for purposes of chapter 84 of title 5, 
United States Code, including subchapter III of such title, and 
may make contributions under section 8432 of such title 
effective for the first applicable pay period beginning on or 
after the date such individual elects coverage under this 
section.
    (5) The Office of Personnel Management shall accept the 
certification of the Librarian of Congress concerning 
creditable service for purposes of this subsection.
    (b) Any individual who is employed by the Center on or 
after the date of enactment of this Act shall be deemed an 
employee under section 8901(1) of title 5, United States Code, 
for purposes of health insurance coverage under chapter 89 of 
such title. An individual who is an employee of the Center on 
the date of enactment of this Act may elect coverage under this 
subsection before the 60th day after the date of enactment of 
this Act, and during such periods as determined by the Office 
of Personnel Management for employees of the Center employed 
after such date.
    (c) An individual who is employed by the Center shall be 
deemed an employee under section 8701(a) of title 5, United 
States Code, for purposes of life insurance coverage under 
chapter 87 of such title.
    (d) Government contributions for individuals receiving 
benefits under this section, as computed under sections 8423, 
8432, 8708, and 8906 shall be made by the Librarian of Congress 
from any appropriations available to the Library of Congress.
    (e) The Library of Congress, directly or by agreement with 
its designated representative, shall--
            (1) process payroll for Center employees, including 
        making deductions and withholdings from the pay of 
        employees in the amounts determined under sections 
        8422, 8432, 8707, and 8905 of title 5, United States 
        Code;
            (2) maintain appropriate personnel and payroll 
        records for Center employees, and transmit appropriate 
        information and records to the Office of Personnel 
        Management; and
            (3) transmit funds for Government and employee 
        contributions under this section to the Office of 
        Personnel Management.
    (f ) The Center shall--
            (1) pay to the Library of Congress funds sufficient 
        to cover the gross salary and the employer's share of 
        taxes under section 3111 of the Internal Revenue Code 
        of 1986 for Center employees, in amounts computed by 
        the Library of Congress;
            (2) as required by the Library of Congress, 
        reimburse the Library of Congress for reasonable 
        administrative costs incurred under subsection (e)(1);
            (3) comply with regulations and procedures 
        prescribed by the Librarian of Congress for 
        administration of this section;
            (4) maintain appropriate records on all Center 
        employees, as required by the Librarian of Congress; 
        and
            (5) consult with the Librarian of Congress on the 
        administration and implementation of this section.
    (g) The Librarian of Congress may prescribe regulations to 
carry out this section.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

                     structural and mechanical care

    For all necessary expenses for the mechanical and 
structural maintenance, care and operation of the Library 
buildings and grounds, $15,970,000, of which $5,000,000 shall 
remain available until expended.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents

                         salaries and expenses


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For expenses of the Office of Superintendent of Documents 
necessary to provide for the cataloging and indexing of 
Government publications and their distribution to the public, 
Members of Congress, other Government agencies, and designated 
depository and international exchange libraries as authorized 
by law, $27,954,000: Provided, That travel expenses, including 
travel expenses of the Depository Library Council to the Public 
Printer, shall not exceed $175,000: Provided further, That 
amounts of not more than $2,000,000 from current year 
appropriations are authorized for producing and disseminating 
Congressional serial sets and other related publications for 
1999 and 2000 to depository and other designated libraries: 
Provided further, That any unobligated or unexpended balances 
in this account or accounts for similar purposes for preceding 
fiscal years may be transferred to the Government Printing 
Office revolving fund for carrying out the purposes of this 
heading, subject to the approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

    The Government Printing Office is hereby authorized to make 
such expenditures, within the limits of funds available and in 
accord with the law, and to make such contracts and commitments 
without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by 
section 9104 of title 31, United States Code, as may be 
necessary in carrying out the programs and purposes set forth 
in the budget for the current fiscal year for the Government 
Printing Office revolving fund: Provided, That not more than 
$2,500 may be expended on the certification of the Public 
Printer in connection with official representation and 
reception expenses: Provided further, That the revolving fund 
shall be available for the hire or purchase of not more than 12 
passenger motor vehicles: Provided further, That expenditures 
in connection with travel expenses of the advisory councils to 
the Public Printer shall be deemed necessary to carry out the 
provisions of title 44, United States Code: Provided further, 
That the revolving fund shall be available for temporary or 
intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United 
States Code, but at rates for individuals not more than the 
daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay for level V of 
the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of such title: 
Provided further, That the revolving fund and the funds 
provided under the headings ``Office of Superintendent of 
Documents'' and ``salaries and expenses'' together may not be 
available for the full-time equivalent employment of more than 
3,285 workyears (or such other number of workyears as the 
Public Printer may request, subject to the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives): Provided further, That activities financed 
through the revolving fund may provide information in any 
format: Provided further, That the revolving fund shall not be 
used to administer any flexible or compressed work schedule 
which applies to any manager or supervisor in a position the 
grade or level of which is equal to or higher than GS-15: 
Provided further, That expenses for attendance at meetings 
shall not exceed $75,000.

                       GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the General Accounting Office, 
including not more than $10,000 to be expended on the 
certification of the Comptroller General of the United States 
in connection with official representation and reception 
expenses; temporary or intermittent services under section 
3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for 
individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the annual 
rate of basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule under 
section 5315 of such title; hire of one passenger motor 
vehicle; advance payments in foreign countries in accordance 
with section 3324 of title 31, United States Code; benefits 
comparable to those payable under sections 901(5), 901(6), and 
901(8) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081(5), 
4081(6), and 4081(8)); and under regulations prescribed by the 
Comptroller General of the United States, rental of living 
quarters in foreign countries, $384,867,000: Provided, That not 
more than $1,900,000 of payments received under 31 U.S.C. 782 
shall be available for use in fiscal year 2001: Provided 
further, That not more than $1,100,000 of reimbursements 
received under 31 U.S.C. 9105 shall be available for use in 
fiscal year 2001: Provided further, That this appropriation and 
appropriations for administrative expenses of any other 
department or agency which is a member of the National 
Intergovernmental Audit Forum or a Regional Intergovernmental 
Audit Forum shall be available to finance an appropriate share 
of either Forum's costs as determined by the respective Forum, 
including necessary travel expenses of non-Federal 
participants. Payments hereunder to the Forum may be credited 
as reimbursements to any appropriation from which costs 
involved are initially financed: Provided further, That this 
appropriation and appropriations for administrative expenses of 
any other department or agency which is a member of the 
American Consortium on International Public Administration 
(ACIPA) shall be available to finance an appropriate share of 
ACIPA costs as determined by the ACIPA, including any expenses 
attributable to membership of ACIPA in the International 
Institute of Administrative Sciences.

                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 301. No part of the funds appropriated in this Act 
shall be used for the maintenance or care of private vehicles, 
except for emergency assistance and cleaning as may be provided 
under regulations relating to parking facilities for the House 
of Representatives issued by the Committee on House 
Administration and for the Senate issued by the Committee on 
Rules and Administration.
    Sec. 302. No part of the funds appropriated in this Act 
shall remain available for obligation beyond fiscal year 2001 
unless expressly so provided in this Act.
    Sec. 303. Whenever in this Act any office or position not 
specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 is 
appropriated for or the rate of compensation or designation of 
any office or position appropriated for is different from that 
specifically established by such Act, the rate of compensation 
and the designation in this Act shall be the permanent law with 
respect thereto: Provided, That the provisions in this Act for 
the various items of official expenses of Members, officers, 
and committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, and 
clerk hire for Senators and Members of the House of 
Representatives shall be the permanent law with respect 
thereto.
    Sec. 304. The expenditure of any appropriation under this 
Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, 
pursuant to section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, shall 
be limited to those contracts where such expenditures are a 
matter of public record and available for public inspection, 
except where otherwise provided under existing law, or under 
existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law.
    Sec. 305. (a) It is the sense of the Congress that, to the 
greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products 
purchased with funds made available in this Act should be 
American-made.
    (b) In providing financial assistance to, or entering into 
any contract with, any entity using funds made available in 
this Act, the head of each Federal agency, to the greatest 
extent practicable, shall provide to such entity a notice 
describing the statement made in subsection (a) by the 
Congress.
    (c) If it has been finally determined by a court or Federal 
agency that any person intentionally affixed a label bearing a 
``Made in America'' inscription, or any inscription with the 
same meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the United 
States that is not made in the United States, such person shall 
be ineligible to receive any contract or subcontract made with 
funds provided pursuant to this Act, pursuant to the debarment, 
suspension, and ineligibility procedures described in section 
9.400 through 9.409 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations.
    Sec. 306. Such sums as may be necessary are appropriated to 
the account described in subsection (a) of section 415 of 
Public Law 104-1 to pay awards and settlements as authorized 
under such subsection.
    Sec. 307. Amounts available for administrative expenses of 
any legislative branch entity which participates in the 
Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council (LBFMC) 
established by charter on March 26, 1996, shall be available to 
finance an appropriate share of LBFMC costs as determined by 
the LBFMC, except that the total LBFMC costs to be shared among 
all participating legislative branch entities (in such 
allocations among the entities as the entities may determine) 
may not exceed $252,000.
    Sec. 308. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act under the heading ``Architect of the Capitol'' or ``Botanic 
Garden'' shall be obligated or expended for a construction 
contract in excess of $100,000, unless such contract includes a 
provision that requires liquidated damages for contractor 
caused delay in an amount commensurate with the daily net 
usable square foot cost of leasing similar space in a first 
class office building within two miles of the United States 
Capitol multiplied by the square footage to be constructed 
under the contract.
    Sec. 309. Section 316 of Public Law 101-302 is amended in 
the first sentence of subsection (a) by striking ``2000'' and 
inserting ``2001''.
    Sec. 310. Russian Leadership Program. Section 3011 of the 
1999 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-
31; 113 Stat. 93) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``fiscal years 1999 and 2000'' in 
        subsections (a)(1), (b)(4)(B), (d)(3), and (h)(1)(A) 
        and inserting ``fiscal years 2000 and 2001''; and
            (2) by striking ``2001'' in subsection (a)(2), 
        (e)(1), and (h)(1)(B) and inserting ``2002''.
    Sec. 311. (a)(1) Any State may request the Joint Committee 
on the Library of Congress to approve the replacement of a 
statue the State has provided for display in Statuary Hall in 
the Capitol of the United States under section 1814 of the 
Revised Statutes (40 U.S.C. 187).
    (2) A request shall be considered under paragraph (1) only 
if--
            (A) the request has been approved by a resolution 
        adopted by the legislature of the State and the request 
        has been approved by the Governor of the State, and
            (B) the statue to be replaced has been displayed in 
        the Capitol of the United States for at least 10 years 
        as of the time the request is made, except that the 
        Joint Committee may waive this requirement for cause at 
        the request of a State.
    (b) If the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress 
approves a request under subsection (a), the Architect of the 
Capitol shall enter into an agreement with the State to carry 
out the replacement in accordance with the request and any 
conditions the Joint Committee may require for its approval. 
Such agreement shall provide that--
            (1) the new statue shall be subject to the same 
        conditions and restrictions as apply to any statue 
        provided by a State under section 1814 of the Revised 
        Statutes (40 U.S.C. 187), and
            (2) the State shall pay any costs related to the 
        replacement, including costs in connection with the 
        design, construction, transportation, and placement of 
        the new statue, the removal and transportation of the 
        statue being replaced, and any unveiling ceremony.
    (c) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to permit 
a State to have more than 2 statues on display in the Capitol 
of the United States.
    (d)(1) Subject to the approval of the Joint Committee on 
the Library, ownership of any statue replaced under this 
section shall be transferred to the State.
    (2) If any statue is removed from the Capitol of the United 
States as part of a transfer of ownership under paragraph (1), 
then it may not be returned to the Capitol for display unless 
such display is specifically authorized by Federal law.
    (e) The Architect of the Capitol, upon the approval of the 
Joint Committee on the Library and with the advice of the 
Commission of Fine Arts as requested, is authorized and 
directed to relocate within the United States Capitol any of 
the statues received from the States under section 1814 of the 
Revised Statutes (40 U.S.C. 187) prior to the date of the 
enactment of this Act, and to provide for the reception, 
location, and relocation of the statues received hereafter from 
the States under such section.
    Sec. 312. (a) Section 201 of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1993 (40 U.S.C. 216c note) is amended by 
striking ``$10,000,000'' each place it appears and inserting 
``$14,500,000''.
    (b) Section 201 of such Act is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``(a)'' before ``Pursuant'', and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) The Architect of the Capitol is authorized to 
solicit, receive, accept, and hold amounts under section 
307E(a)(2) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989 
(40 U.S.C. 216c(a)(2)) in excess of the $14,500,000 authorized 
under subsection (a), but such amounts (and any interest 
thereon) shall not be expended by the Architect without 
approval in appropriation Acts as required under section 
307E(b)(3) of such Act (40 U.S.C. 216c(b)(3)).''.
    Sec. 313. Center for Russian Leadership Development. (a) 
Establishment.--
            (1) In general.--There is established in the 
        legislative branch of the Government a center to be 
        known as the ``Center for Russian Leadership 
        Development'' (the ``Center'').
            (2) Board of trustees.--The Center shall be subject 
        to the supervision and direction of a Board of Trustees 
        which shall be composed of 9 members as follows:
                    (A) 2 members appointed by the Speaker of 
                the House of Representatives, 1 of whom shall 
                be designated by the Majority Leader of the 
                House of Representatives and 1 of whom shall be 
                designated by the Minority Leader of the House 
                of Representatives.
                    (B) 2 members appointed by the President 
                pro tempore of the Senate, 1 of whom shall be 
                designated by the Majority Leader of the Senate 
                and 1 of whom shall be designated by the 
                Minority Leader of the Senate.
                    (C) The Librarian of Congress.
                    (D) 4 private individuals with interests in 
                improving United States and Russian relations, 
                designated by the Librarian of Congress.
        Each member appointed under this paragraph shall serve 
        for a term of 3 years. Any vacancy shall be filled in 
        the same manner as the original appointment and the 
        individual so appointed shall serve for the remainder 
        of the term. Members of the Board shall serve without 
        pay, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for travel, 
        subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred in 
        the performance of their duties.
    (b) Purpose and Authority of the Center.--
            (1) Purpose.--The purpose of the Center is to 
        establish, in accordance with the provisions of 
        paragraph (2), a program to enable emerging political 
        leaders of Russia at all levels of government to gain 
        significant, firsthand exposure to the American free 
        market economic system and the operation of American 
        democratic institutions through visits to governments 
        and communities at comparable levels in the United 
        States.
            (2) Grant program.--Subject to the provisions of 
        paragraphs (3) and (4), the Center shall establish a 
        program under which the Center annually awards grants 
        to government or community organizations in the United 
        States that seek to establish programs under which 
        those organizations will host Russian nationals who are 
        emerging political leaders at any level of government.
            (3) Restrictions.--
                    (A) Duration.--The period of stay in the 
                United States for any individual supported with 
                grant funds under the program shall not exceed 
                30 days.
                    (B) Limitation.--The number of individuals 
                supported with grant funds under the program 
                shall not exceed 3,000 in any fiscal year.
                    (C) Use of funds.--Grant funds under the 
                program shall be used to pay--
                            (i) the costs and expenses incurred 
                        by each program participant in 
                        traveling between Russia and the United 
                        States and in traveling within the 
                        United States;
                            (ii) the costs of providing lodging 
                        in the United States to each program 
                        participant, whether in public 
                        accommodations or in private homes; and
                            (iii) such additional 
                        administrative expenses incurred by 
                        organizations in carrying out the 
                        program as the Center may prescribe.
            (4) Application.--
                    (A) In general.--Each organization in the 
                United States desiring a grant under this 
                section shall submit an application to the 
                Center at such time, in such manner, and 
                accompanied by such information as the Center 
                may reasonably require.
                    (B) Contents.--Each application submitted 
                pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall--
                            (i) describe the activities for 
                        which assistance under this section is 
                        sought;
                            (ii) include the number of program 
                        participants to be supported;
                            (iii) describe the qualifications 
                        of the individuals who will be 
                        participating in the program; and
                            (iv) provide such additional 
                        assurances as the Center determines to 
                        be essential to ensure compliance with 
                        the requirements of this section.
    (c) Establishment of Fund.--
            (1) In general.--There is established in the 
        Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known 
        as the ``Russian Leadership Development Center Trust 
        Fund'' (the ``Fund'') which shall consist of amounts 
        which may be appropriated, credited, or transferred to 
        it under this section.
            (2) Donations.--Any money or other property 
        donated, bequeathed, or devised to the Center under the 
        authority of this section shall be credited to the 
        Fund.
            (3) Fund management.--
                    (A) In general.--The provisions of 
                subsections (b), (c), and (d) of section 116 of 
                the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989 
                (2 U.S.C. 1105 (b), (c), and (d)), and the 
                provisions of section 117(b) of such Act (2 
                U.S.C. 1106(b)), shall apply to the Fund.
                    (B) Expenditures.--The Secretary of the 
                Treasury is authorized to pay to the Center 
                from amounts in the Fund such sums as the Board 
                of Trustees of the Center determines are 
                necessary and appropriate to enable the Center 
                to carry out the provisions of this section.
    (d) Executive Director.--The Board shall appoint an 
Executive Director who shall be the chief executive officer of 
the Center and who shall carry out the functions of the Center 
subject to the supervision and direction of the Board of 
Trustees. The Executive Director of the Center shall be 
compensated at the annual rate specified by the Board, but in 
no event shall such rate exceed level III of the Executive 
Schedule under section 5314 of title 5, United States Code.
    (e) Administrative Provisions.--
            (1) In general.--The provisions of section 119 of 
        the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989 (2 
        U.S.C. 1108) shall apply to the Center.
            (2) Support provided by library of congress.--The 
        Library of Congress may disburse funds appropriated to 
        the Center, compute and disburse the basic pay for all 
        personnel of the Center, provide administrative, legal, 
        financial management, and other appropriate services to 
        the Center, and collect from the Fund the full costs of 
        providing services under this paragraph, as provided 
        under an agreement for services ordered under sections 
        1535 and 1536 of title 31, United States Code.
    (f ) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out 
this section.
    (g) Transfer of Funds.--Any amounts appropriated for use in 
the program established under section 3011 of the 1999 
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-31; 
113 Stat. 93) shall be transferred to the Fund and shall remain 
available without fiscal year limitation.
    (h) Effective Dates.--
            (1) In general.--This section shall take effect on 
        the date of enactment of this Act.
            (2) Transfer.--Subsection (g) shall only apply to 
        amounts which remain unexpended on and after the date 
        the Board of Trustees of the Center certifies to the 
        Librarian of Congress that grants are ready to be made 
        under the program established under this section.
    Sec. 314. Review of Proposed Changes to Export Thresholds 
for Computers. Not more than 50 days after the date of the 
submission of the report referred to in subsection (d) of 
section 1211 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 1998 (50 U.S.C. App. 2404 note), the Comptroller 
General of the United States shall submit an assessment to 
Congress which contains an analysis of the new computer 
performance levels being proposed by the President under such 
section.

    TITLE IV--EMERGENCY FISCAL YEAR 2000 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS

    The following sums are appropriated out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to provide additional 
emergency supplemental appropriations for the Legislative 
Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for 
other purposes, namely:

                          Capitol Police Board

                         security enhancements

    For an additional amount for the Capitol Police Board for 
costs associated with security enhancements, under the terms 
and conditions of chapter 5 of title II of division B of the 
Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations 
Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-277), $2,102,000, to remain available 
until expended, of which--
            (1) $228,000 shall be for the acquisition and 
        installation of card readers for 4 additional access 
        points which are not currently funded under the 
        implementation of the security enhancement plan; and
            (2) $1,874,000 shall be for security enhancements 
        to the buildings and grounds of the Library of 
        Congress:
Provided, That the entire amount is designated by Congress as 
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, 
as amended: Provided further, That the entire amount shall be 
available only to the extent an official budget request for a 
specific dollar amount that includes designation of the entire 
amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, 
as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Capitol Buildings and Grounds


                         house office buildings


    For an additional amount for necessary expenses for urgent 
repairs to the underground garage in the Cannon House Office 
Building, $9,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress 
as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, 
as amended: Provided further, That the entire amount shall be 
available only to the extent an official budget request for a 
specific dollar amount that includes designation of the entire 
amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, 
as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                     Federal Housing Administration


             fha--general and special risk program account


    For an additional amount for FHA--General and special risk 
program account for the cost of guaranteed loans, as authorized 
by sections 238 and 519 of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 
1715z-3 and 1735c), including the cost of loan modifications 
(as that term is defined in section 502 of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, as amended), $40,000,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That the entire amount 
shall be available only to the extent an official budget 
request, that includes designation of the entire amount of the 
request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, 
is transmitted by the President to the Congress: Provided 
further, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress 
as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act: Provided 
further, That the funding under this heading shall only be made 
available upon the submission of a certification by the 
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to the Committees on 
Appropriations that all funds committed, expended, or obligated 
under this heading in the Departments of Veterans Affairs and 
Housing and Urban Development, Independent Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2000 were committed, expended or obligated 
in compliance with the Antideficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 1341).
    Sec. 401. Appropriations made by this title are available 
immediately upon enactment of this Act.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2001''.

                   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

      Following is explanatory language on H.R. 5657, as 
introduced on December 14, 2000.
      The conferees on H.R. 4577 agree with the matter included 
in H.R. 5657 and enacted in this conference report by reference 
and the following description. This bill was developed through 
negotiations by conferees on the differences in H.R. 4516. 
References in the following description to the ``conference 
agreement'' mean the matter included in the introduced bill 
enacted by this conference report. References to the House bill 
mean the House passed version of H.R. 4516. References to the 
Senate bill or Senate amendment mean the Senate reported 
version of H.R. 4516.

                   legislative branch appropriations

      Many items in both House and Senate Legislative Branch 
Appropriations bills are identical and are included in the 
conference agreement without change. The conferees have 
endorsed statements or policy contained in the House and Senate 
reports accompanying the appropriations bills, unless amended 
or restated herein. The conferees have agreed to drop without 
prejudice the direction in the House report under the heading, 
Information Security, subsumed under ``LEGISLATIVE BRANCH WIDE 
MATTERS''. With respect to those items in the conference 
agreement that differ between House and Senate bills, the 
conferees have agreed to the following with the appropriate 
section numbers, punctuation, and other technical corrections:

                   TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

                                 Senate

      Appropriates $506,797,300 for Senate operations, and 
includes, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
Senate, an amendment adding $250,000, an amendment containing 
the traditional death gratuity upon the death of a Senator, and 
an amendment to Section 8. Inasmuch as this item relates solely 
to the Senate, and in accord with long practice under which 
each body determines its own housekeeping requirements and the 
other concurs without intervention, the managers on the part of 
the House, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
Senate, have receded to the Senate.

                        House of Representatives

      At the request of the managers on the part of the House, 
an enrollment error in the House bill has been corrected and an 
administrative provision has been added to provide funds for a 
special education need. Inasmuch as this item relates solely to 
the House, and in accord with long practice under which each 
body determines its own housekeeping requirements and the other 
concurs without intervention, the managers on the part of the 
Senate, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
House, have receded to the House.

                              Joint Items

            Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies of 2001

                         salaries and expenses

      Appropriates $1,000,000 for the Joint Committee on 
Inaugural Ceremonies of 2001 as proposed by the Senate, 
amending two dates.

                        Administrative Provision

      The conferees have amended the administrative provision 
proposed by the House regarding assistance for the Capitol 
Police during the Inauguration in January 2001 and the 2001 
joint session of Congress to receive the State of the Union 
message.

                        Joint Economic Committee

      Appropriates $3,315,000 for the Joint Economic Committee 
as proposed by the Senate instead of $3,072,000 as proposed by 
the House.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

      Appropriates $6,430,000 for the Joint Committee on 
Taxation instead of $6,174,000 as proposed by the House and 
$6,686,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees believe 
that this level of funding is sufficient for the Joint 
Committee on Taxation to complete its report on the overall 
state of the Federal tax system.

                          CAPITOL POLICE BOARD

                             Capitol Police

                                salaries

      Appropriates $97,142,000 for salaries of officers, 
members, and employees of the Capitol Police instead of 
$92,769,000 as proposed by the House and $102,700,000 as 
proposed by the Senate, of which $47,053,000 is provided to the 
Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives and 
$50,089,000 is provided to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper 
of the Senate. Of the amount provided, $4,660,000 is for 
overtime.
      The conferees have agreed this will fund 1,481 FTE's, the 
level proposed by the Senate. The Chief of Police is directed 
to secure the approval of the House and Senate Appropriations 
Committees before filling positions above the level of 1,402 
FTE's. The conferees intend that sufficient resources be 
allocated to implement the ``two officers per door'' policy. 
The Police are directed to study the posting requirements of 
all posts and report to the House and Senate Appropriations 
Committees. Until such a study is presented, the police are 
authorized an FTE level of 1402.

                            general expenses

      Appropriates $6,772,000 for general expenses of the 
Capitol Police instead of $6,549,000 as proposed by the House 
and $6,884,000 as proposed by the Senate. The funds provide 
$103,000 for motorcycle replacement, and the conferees direct 
that the Capitol Police continue the program begun in FY 2000 
to utilize American-made motorcycles, targeting the funds made 
available in this agreement towards smaller motorcycles. In 
addition, the conferees have not included reimbursement for 
telecommunications costs ($235,000) and direct that these 
savings be applied to other programs. Items for installation 
and maintenance of physical security and information security 
measures shall not be less than the FY 2000 funded level.

                       Administrative Provisions

      The conferees have included two administrative provisions 
proposed by the House relating to certifying officers and a 
chief administrative officer. The conferees have also added a 
provision adjusting the salary of the chief of the Capitol 
police.

           Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office

      Appropriates $2,371,000 for the Capitol Guide Service and 
Special Services Office as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$2,201,000 as proposed by the House.

                      Statements of Appropriations

      Appropriates $30,000 for statements of appropriations as 
proposed by the Senate instead of $29,000 as proposed by the 
House and makes technical changes.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

      Appropriates $1,820,000 for the Office of Compliance 
instead of $1,816,000 as proposed by the House and $2,066,000 
as proposed by the Senate. The conferees note that Office of 
Compliance telephones frequently are not answered during normal 
business hours. As an agency providing service to employees and 
agencies of the Legislative branch, the Executive Director 
should ensure that calls to the Office of Compliance are 
answered during normal business hours. In addition, the 
conferees believe the Executive Director should examine the use 
of contract couriers to make deliveries to Congressional 
offices and should reduce costs for such deliveries by use of 
other means when appropriate.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

      Establishes the limitation on funds for representation 
and reception expenses at $3,000 as proposed by the House 
instead of $2,500 as proposed by the Senate and appropriates 
$28,493,000 for salaries and expenses of the Congressional 
Budget Office instead of $27,403,000 as proposed by the House 
and $27,113,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees have included an administrative provision, 
as proposed by the Senate, authorizing the Congressional Budget 
Office to enter into multiple year contracts to the same extent 
as executive agencies.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Capitol Buildings and Grounds

                           capitol buildings

                         salaries and expenses

      Appropriates $43,689,000 for salaries and expenses, 
Capitol buildings, Architect of the Capitol, instead of 
$44,234,000 as proposed by the House and $44,191,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, $3,843,000 shall remain 
available until expended instead of $4,280,000 as proposed by 
the House and $4,255,000 as proposed by the Senate. With 
respect to object class and project differences between the 
House and Senate bills, the conferees have agreed to the 
following:

Operating Budget:.......................................     $39,346,000
Capitol Projects:
     1.  Update electrical system drawings on CAD.......          70,000
     2.  CAD Mechanical database........................          70,000
     3.  Conservation of wall paintings.................         200,000
     4.  Study, confined spaces, Capitol Complex........               0
     5.  Replacement on Minton tile.....................         100,000
     6.  Provide infrastructure for security 
      installations.....................................         400,000
     7.  Computer, telecommunications and electrical 
      support...........................................         300,000
     8.  Security project support for AOC...............               0
     9.  Roof fall protection...........................         555,000
    10.  Life safety support services...................               0
    11.  Safety and environmental program and SOP 
      development.......................................               0
    12.  Wayfinding and ADA compliant signage...........          50,000
    13.   Computer aided facility management............         263,000

      The conference agreement includes a provision authorizing 
the Architect of the Capitol to hire a project manager for the 
construction of the Capitol Visitors Center and establishing a 
ceiling on the level of pay for this position. The conferees 
direct the Architect to fill this position from among persons 
recruited from outside the agency. The language authorizing the 
position and funding for same will require inclusion in annual 
appropriations bills and will be withdrawn upon completion of 
the project.
      The conferees have agreed to modify the Senate report 
language directing the Architect to create and fill a position 
for employee advocate. The conferees direct that the Architect 
fill the position of Employee Advocate on a one-year, temporary 
basis, using existing resources, at a level appropriate to the 
task. In the submission of the FY 2002 budget request, the 
Architect is directed to report on measures taken to fulfill 
directives in the Senate report in lieu of the quarterly 
reports outlined in the Senate report regarding this position. 
The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations will review 
the results of this temporary measure before considering a 
permanent solution.
      The conferees are aware that the Architect of the Capitol 
employs a significant number of temporary workers (excluding 
intermittent workers) who do not receive the usual benefits 
available to permanent federal workers. The Architect is 
directed to provide a report within 90 days to the Senate 
Committees on Appropriations and Rules and Administration, and 
to the House Committees on Appropriations, Transportation and 
Infrastructure, and House Administration, both majority and 
minority, detailing its use of temporary workers, the terms and 
conditions thereof, and the reasons therefor; the total number 
of such workers employed during each of the last five fiscal 
years; and a list and explanation of the benefits, if any, such 
workers receive by reason of their AOC employment. The report 
shall make recommendations for how to provide such workers 
access to federal benefits and a list of any alternatives that 
may exist to the use of temporary workers.
      The conferees are concerned about a class-action suit 
against the Architect (Harris et al. v. Architect of the 
Capitol). The Architect is urged to make every effort to settle 
this lawsuit as expeditiously as possible, and to report to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations within 45 days on 
the status of the case.

                            capitol grounds

      Appropriates $5,362,000 to the Architect of the Capitol 
for care and improvement of grounds surrounding the Capitol, 
House and Senate office buildings, and the Capitol power plant 
instead of $5,217,000 as proposed by the House and $5,512,000 
as proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, $125,000 shall 
remain available until expended instead of $25,000 as proposed 
by the House and $225,000 as proposed by the Senate. With 
respect to object class and project differences between the 
House and Senate bills, the conferees have agreed to the 
following:

Operating Budget........................................      $5,127,000
Capitol Projects:
    1.  CAD database development--site utilities........         110,000
    2.  Wayfinding and ADA compliant signage............         100,000

                        senate office buildings

      Appropriates $63,974,000 to the Architect of the Capitol 
as proposed by the Senate, of which $21,669,000 shall remain 
available until expended, for the operations of the Senate 
office buildings. Inasmuch as this item relates solely to the 
Senate, and in accord with long practice under which each body 
determines its own housekeeping requirements and the other 
concurs without intervention, the managers on the part of the 
House, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
Senate, have receded to the Senate.

                         house office buildings

      Appropriates $32,750,000 to the Architect of the Capitol 
as proposed by the House, of which $123,000 shall remain 
available until expended, for the operations of the House 
office buildings. Inasmuch as this item relates solely to the 
House, and in accord with long practice under which each body 
determines its own housekeeping requirements and the other 
concurs without intervention, the managers on the part of the 
Senate, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
House, have receded to the House.

                          capitol power plant

      In addition to the $4,400,000 available from receipts, 
appropriates $39,415,000 to the Architect of the Capitol for 
Capitol power plant operations instead of $39,151,000 as 
proposed by the House and $39,569,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of this amount, $523,000 shall remain available until 
expended as proposed by the Senate instead of $200,000 as 
proposed by the House. With respect to object class and project 
differences between the House and Senate bills, the conferees 
have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget:
    1.  Personnel compensation..........................       4,467,000
    2.  Other expenses..................................      34,110,000
Capital Projects:
    1.  Study, heat balance/efficiency improvements.....               0
    2.  Update CAD drawings.............................          65,000
    3.  Roof fall protection............................         323,000

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                     Congressional Research Service

                         salaries and expenses

      Appropriates $73,592,000 for salaries and expenses, 
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress instead of 
$73,810,000 as proposed by the House and $73,374,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. In keeping with both the complete 
research and maximum practicable administrative independence of 
the Congressional Research Service, it is the conferees' intent 
that the Director of the Congressional Research Service shall 
be obligated to bring to the attention of the appropriate House 
and Senate Committees issues which directly impact the 
Congressional Research Service and its ability to serve the 
needs of Congress. The budgetary needs of CRS that may not be 
adequately addressed in the annual budget submission should be 
raised with the Appropriations Committees.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                   Congressional Printing and Binding

      Appropriates $71,462,000 for Congressional printing and 
binding instead of $69,626,000 as proposed by the House and 
$73,297,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement 
includes a heading and provision for transfer of balances for 
preceding fiscal years to the Government Printing Office 
revolving fund as proposed by the House and language proposed 
by the Senate to provide for printing and binding for the 
Architect of the Capitol and for preparing the semimonthly and 
session indexes for the Congressional Record.
      Rather than limiting funding for the Congressional Record 
Index and indexers to close out activities, as directed in the 
House report, the conferees agree that this activity should 
continue and that improvements in work processes should be 
pursued by taking advantage of the latest available technology. 
These activities and initiatives should be more closely 
integrated and coordinated with related GPO functions and 
should be pursued under the direction of the Public Printer or 
appropriate officials designated by the Public Printer.

                        Administrative Provision

      The conference agreement amends an administrative 
provision proposed by the House regarding a study of 
Congressional printing needs and authorization of 
appropriations beginning in fiscal year 2003 to limit its 
application to the Clerk of the House and the printing needs of 
the House of Representatives.

                        TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES

                             BOTANIC GARDEN

                         Salaries and Expenses

      Appropriates $3,328,000 for salaries and expenses, 
Botanic Garden instead of $3,216,000 as proposed by the House 
and $3,653,000 as proposed by the Senate of which $25,000 shall 
remain available until expended instead of $150,000 as proposed 
by the Senate. With respect to object class and project 
differences between the House and Senate bills, the conferees 
have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................      $3,303,000
Capitol Projects:
    1.  Replace equipment at growing facilities.........               0
    2.  Wayfinding signage..............................          25,000

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                         Salaries and Expenses

      Provides $282,838,000 for salaries and expenses, Library 
of Congress instead of $269,864,000 as proposed by the House 
and $267,330,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, 
$6,850,000 is made available from receipts collected by the 
Library of Congress, and $10,459,575 is to remain available 
until expended for acquisition of library materials as proposed 
by the House instead of $10,398,600 as proposed by the Senate. 
With respect to differences between the House and Senate bills, 
the conferees have agreed to the following:

 1.  Mandatories........................................      $8,459,000
 2.  Price level........................................      -1,920,000
 3.  Russian Leadership Program.........................      10,000,000
 4.  Hands Across America...............................       5,957,800
 5.  Arrearage reduction................................         500,000
 6.  Mass deacidification...............................       1,216,000
 7.  National Film Preservation Board...................         250,000
 8.  Digitization pilot with West Point.................         404,000
 9.  Digitization non-personal costs $..................       7,590,000
10.  Ft. Meade Storage: One-time costs..................        -406,000
11.  Ft. Meade Storage: Open module one.................         618,000
12.  Automation: National Digital Library servers and 
    storage.............................................         300,000
13.  Security Office....................................       2,342,000
14.  High-speed transmission line.......................       4,300,000

      The conference agreement includes funds for four 
programs, to remain available until expended. One provision, 
for $5,957,800, is for teaching educators how to incorporate 
the Library's digital collection into school curricula. A 
second provision provides $404,000 for a digitization pilot 
project with the Military Academy at West Point. A third 
provision provides $10,000,000 to continue the Russian 
Leadership Program for FY2001. A fourth provision provides 
$4,300,000 to the Library of Congress to develop high speed 
data transmission between the Library of Congress and 
educational facilities, libraries, or networks serving the 
National Digital Library pilot program. The Library is directed 
to investigate the most cost effective method of providing this 
capability and take the necessary steps to develop the 
capability within the resources available. Any remaining 
balance not required for the development of the high speed data 
transmission is available for support of the Library's digital 
futures initiative.
      The conferees agree with language in the House report 
directing the Library to employ students at the Ft. Meade 
remote storage facility and with language in the Senate report 
directing the Library to devote all available resources to 
elimination of cataloging arrearage.
      The conferees are aware that a task force has been 
established at the Library of Congress to explore the 
feasibility and desirability of instituting a telecommuting 
program for the Library. The conferees encourage the Librarian 
to consider a telecommuting program for the Library (including 
the Congressional Research Service), and to include a 
description of the program with his next budget submission.

                            Copyright Office

                         salaries and expenses

      Provides $38,523,000, including $29,283,000 made 
available from receipts, for salaries and expenses, Copyright 
Office instead of $38,771,000, including $31,783,000 from 
receipts, as proposed by the House and $38,332,000, including 
$26,783,000 from receipts, as proposed by the Senate. With 
respect to differences between the House and Senate bills, the 
conferees have agreed to the following:

Salaries................................................     $31,318,000
Expenses................................................       7,205,000

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

                         salaries and expenses

      Appropriates $48,609,000 for salaries and expenses, books 
for the blind and physically handicapped instead of $48,507,000 
as proposed by the House and $48,711,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of this amount, $14,154,000 shall remain available 
until expended as proposed by the Senate instead of $14,135,000 
as proposed by the House.

                       Furniture and Furnishings

      Appropriates $4,892,000 for furniture and furnishings at 
the Library of Congress as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$5,394,000 as proposed by the House.

                       Administrative Provisions

      Various technical corrections and section number changes 
have been made. In Section 201, the conferees have agreed to an 
overall limitation of $199,630 on funds available for 
attendance at meetings as proposed by the House and a 
limitation of $59,300 on CRS attendance at meetings as proposed 
by the House. The conference agreement includes Section 202 as 
proposed by the House. The conferees have modified the scope of 
accounts available for transfer authority to include transfers 
only from the furniture and furnishings account and not to it. 
The conference agreement does not include the separation 
incentives proposed by the House. The conferees have authorized 
use of appropriated funds to pay the employer share of benefit 
costs for employees of the Library of Congress child care 
center.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

                     structural and mechanical care

      Appropriates $15,970,000 for structural and mechanical 
care, Library buildings and grounds, Architect of the Capitol 
instead of $15,837,000 as proposed by the House and $16,347,000 
as proposed by the Senate. With respect to object class and 
project differences between the House and Senate bills, the 
conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget:
    1.  Personnel compensation and benefits.............      $7,959,000
    2.  Annual expenses.................................       1,966,000
Capitol Projects:
    3.  Preservations environmental monitoring..........               0
    4.  Replace HVAC variable speed drive motor.........          90,000
    5.  Room and partition modifications................         165,000
    6.  Replace partition supports......................         200,000
    7.  Lightning protection, Madison building..........         190,000

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents

                         salaries and expenses

      Appropriates $27,954,000 for salaries and expenses, 
Office of the Superintendent of Documents instead of 
$25,652,000 as proposed by the House and $30,255,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees have retained the heading 
``Transfer of Funds'' as proposed by the House and 
``distribution'' to replace the wording, ``on-line access'', 
within the appropriating paragraph as proposed by the Senate. 
The conferees have included the Senate language for the 
appropriating provision on the availability of $2,000,000 from 
the appropriation and the appropriation provision authorizing 
transfer of funds as proposed by the House.
      The conferees recognize that the funding level provided 
may require adjustments in historically applicable program 
services and agree that no employee layoffs will be required. 
Emphasis should be on streamlining the distribution of 
traditional paper copies of publications which may include 
providing online access and less expensive electronic formats. 
The conferees agree to the transfer of unexpended funds 
proposed by the House, which provides additional flexibility in 
meeting program requirements.
      The conferees have agreed to modify the language in the 
House report directing the Congressional Research Service to 
conduct a study and direct that the General Accounting Office 
shall conduct a comprehensive study on the impact of providing 
documents to the public solely in electronic format. The study 
shall include: (1) a current inventory of publications and 
documents which are provided to the public, (2) the frequency 
with which each type of publication or document is requested 
for deposit at non-regional depository libraries, and (3) an 
assessment of the feasibility of transfer of the depository 
library program to the Library of Congress that: Identifies how 
such a transfer might be accomplished; Identifies when such a 
transfer might optimally occur; Examines the functions, 
services, and programs of the Superintendent of Documents; 
Examines and identifies administrative and infrastructure 
support that is provided to the Superintendent by the 
Government Printing Office, with a view to the implications for 
such a transfer; Examines and identifies the costs, for both 
the Government Printing Office and the Library of Congress, of 
such a transfer; Identifies measures that are necessary to 
ensure the success of such a transfer.
      The study shall be submitted to the Committee on House 
Administration and the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration by March 30, 2001.

                        Administrative Provision

      The conferees have not included a provision proposed by 
the Senate amending 44 U.S.C. 1708.

                       GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

      Appropriates $384,867,000 for salaries and expenses, 
General Accounting Office as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$368,896,000 as proposed by the House. Within the appropriating 
paragraph, the conferees have set the limitation on 
representation expenses at $10,000 as proposed by the House, 
instead of $7,000 as proposed by the Senate and made technical 
corrections to two other matters.
      The General Accounting Office shall undertake a study of 
the effects on air pollution caused by all polluting sources, 
including automobiles and the electric power generation 
emissions of the Tennessee Valley Authority on the Great Smoky 
Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Pisgah, 
Nantahla, and Cherokee National Forests. This study will also 
include the amount of carbon emissions avoided by the use of 
non-emitting electricity sources such as nuclear power within 
the same region. The GAO shall report to the Committees on 
Appropriations no later than January 31, 2001.

                       Administrative Provisions

      The conferees have not included several administrative 
provisions proposed by the Senate.

                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

      In Title III, General Provisions, section numbers have 
been changed to conform to the conference agreement and 
technical corrections have been made. The conferees have 
included a liquidated damages provision proposed by the House. 
The conferees have included provisions proposed by the Senate 
changing a date and extending the Russian Leadership Program. 
The conferees have not included a proposed merger of various 
law enforcement activities and have amended language in the 
Senate bill regarding the placement of statues in Statuary 
Hall. The conferees have adjusted the limitation on the 
National Garden and have agreed to establish a Center for 
Russian Leadership Development as proposed by the Senate. A 
Sense of the Senate provision and a limitation on the use of 
pesticides have not been included. There is a provision 
regarding an assessment by the General Accounting Office of a 
report referred to in the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 1998.

           TITLE IV--FISCAL YEAR 2000 EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL

      The conferees have included several Fiscal Year 2000 
supplemental appropriation items that require urgent attention 
and are considered emergency situations.

                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

                              JOINT ITEMS

                          Capitol Police Board

                         security enhancements

      The conference agreement provides an additional 
$2,102,000 for Fiscal Year 2000 to the Capitol Police Board for 
security enhancements. Of this amount, $228,000 are for 
acquisition and installation of card readers for four 
additional Capitol buildings access points not currently funded 
in the security enhancements plan. In addition, $1,874,000 is 
provided for work at the Library of Congress to complete the 
closed circuit television ($1,390,000) and access control 
($484,000) improvement tasks. These funds are designated as an 
emergency requirement.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Capitol Buildings And Grounds

                         house office buildings

      The conference agreement appropriates $9,000,000 for 
Fiscal Year 2000 to the Architect of the Capitol for urgent 
repairs to the underground garage in the Cannon House Office 
Building. These funds are designated as an emergency 
requirement.

              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                     FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION

             FHA--General and Special Risk Program Account

      At the request of the House and Senate subcommittees on 
VA, HUD and Independent Agencies Appropriations, the conferees 
have agreed to include a provision for the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that provides, on an 
emergency basis, $40,000,000 in credit subsidy for the FHA 
General and Special Risk Program Account. Without these 
additional funds, the Title I home improvement program, the 
condominium loan program, the FHA reverse mortgage program for 
senior citizens, and various multifamily housing insurance 
programs would have to be suspended. The additional 
appropriation would have been unnecessary if HUD had adhered to 
assumptions made by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
in determining credit subsidy rates when the President's budget 
was submitted to Congress, a violation of budget conventions. 
In the future, HUD should refrain from similar actions.

                   CONFERENCE TOTAL--WITH COMPARISONS

      The total new budget (obligational) authority for the 
fiscal year 2001 recommended by the Committee of Conference, 
with comparisons to the fiscal year 2000 amount, the 2001 
budget estimates, and the House and Senate bills for 2001 
follow:

                        [In thousands of dollars]

New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 2000.........$2,475,080
Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal year 
    2001...................................................... 2,725,604
House bill, fiscal year 2001.................................. 1,913,691
Senate bill, fiscal year 2001................................. 2,523,378
Conference agreement, fiscal year 2001........................ 2,526,863
  Conference agreement compared with:
    New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 2000.....   +51,783
    Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal 
      year 2001...............................................  -198,741
    House bill, fiscal year 2001..............................  +613,172
    Senate bill, fiscal year 2001.............................    +3,485
Title IV--FY 2000 Emergency Supplemental......................    51,102

 TREASURY DEPARTMENT, THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, THE EXECUTIVE 
       OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, AND CERTAIN INDEPENDENT AGENCIES 
                             APPROPRIATIONS

      The conference agreement would enact the provisions of 
H.R. 5658 as introduced on December 14, 2000. The text of that 
bill follows:

 A BILL Making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United 
   States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and 
 certain Independent Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
                      2001, and for other purposes

      Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Treasury 
Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive 
Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other 
purposes, namely:

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                          Departmental Offices

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Departmental Offices 
including operation and maintenance of the Treasury Building 
and Annex; hire of passenger motor vehicles; maintenance, 
repairs, and improvements of, and purchase of commercial 
insurance policies for, real properties leased or owned 
overseas, when necessary for the performance of official 
business; not to exceed $2,900,000 for official travel 
expenses; not to exceed $3,813,000, to remain available until 
expended for information technology modernization requirements; 
not to exceed $150,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses; not to exceed $258,000 for unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential nature, to be allocated and 
expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury 
and to be accounted for solely on his certificate, 
$156,315,000: Provided, That the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control shall be funded at no less than $11,439,000: Provided 
further, That of these amounts $2,900,000 is available for 
grants to State and local law enforcement groups to help fight 
money laundering.

        Department-Wide Systems and Capital Investments Programs


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For development and acquisition of automatic data 
processing equipment, software, and services for the Department 
of the Treasury, $47,287,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That these funds shall be transferred to 
accounts and in amounts as necessary to satisfy the 
requirements of the Department's offices, bureaus, and other 
organizations: Provided further, That this transfer authority 
shall be in addition to any other transfer authority provided 
in this Act: Provided further, That none of the funds 
appropriated shall be used to support or supplement the 
Internal Revenue Service appropriations for Information 
Systems.

                      Office of Inspector General


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, as amended, not to exceed $2,000,000 for official travel 
expenses, including hire of passenger motor vehicles; and not 
to exceed $100,000 for unforeseen emergencies of a confidential 
nature, to be allocated and expended under the direction of the 
Inspector General of the Treasury, $32,899,000.

           Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Treasury Inspector General 
for Tax Administration in carrying out the Inspector General 
Act of 1978, as amended, including purchase (not to exceed 150 
for replacement only for police-type use) and hire of passenger 
motor vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343(b)); services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be determined by the 
Inspector General for Tax Administration; not to exceed 
$6,000,000 for official travel expenses; and not to exceed 
$500,000 for unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature, 
to be allocated and expended under the direction of the 
Inspector General for Tax Administration, $118,427,000.

           Treasury Building and Annex Repair and Restoration

    For the repair, alteration, and improvement of the Treasury 
Building and Annex, $31,000,000, to remain available until 
expended.

                 Expanded Access to Financial Services


                     (including transfer of funds)


    To develop and implement programs to expand access to 
financial services for low- and moderate-income individuals, 
$2,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
of these funds, such sums as may be necessary may be 
transferred to accounts of the Department's offices, bureaus, 
and other organizations: Provided further, That this transfer 
authority shall be in addition to any other transfer authority 
provided in this Act.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, including hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel 
expenses of non-Federal law enforcement personnel to attend 
meetings concerned with financial intelligence activities, law 
enforcement, and financial regulation; not to exceed $14,000 
for official reception and representation expenses; and for 
assistance to Federal law enforcement agencies, with or without 
reimbursement, $37,576,000, of which not to exceed $2,800,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2003; and of which 
$2,275,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2002: 
Provided, That funds appropriated in this account may be used 
to procure personal services contracts.

                         Counterterrorism Fund

    For necessary expenses, as determined by the Secretary, 
$55,000,000, to remain available until expended, to reimburse 
any Department of the Treasury organization for the costs of 
providing support to counter, investigate, or prosecute 
terrorism, including payment of rewards in connection with 
these activities: Provided, That the entire amount is 
designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant 
to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, That 
the entire amount shall be available only to the extent that an 
official budget request for a specific dollar amount that 
includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an 
emergency requirement as defined in such Act is transmitted by 
the President to the Congress.

                Federal Law Enforcement Training Center


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Federal Law Enforcement 
Training Center, as a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, 
including materials and support costs of Federal law 
enforcement basic training; purchase (not to exceed 52 for 
police-type use, without regard to the general purchase price 
limitation) and hire of passenger motor vehicles; for expenses 
for student athletic and related activities; uniforms without 
regard to the general purchase price limitation for the current 
fiscal year; the conducting of and participating in firearms 
matches and presentation of awards; for public awareness and 
enhancing community support of law enforcement training; not to 
exceed $11,500 for official reception and representation 
expenses; room and board for student interns; and services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $94,483,000, of which up to 
$17,043,000 for materials and support costs of Federal law 
enforcement basic training shall remain available until 
September 30, 2003: Provided, That the Center is authorized to 
accept and use gifts of property, both real and personal, and 
to accept services, for authorized purposes, including funding 
of a gift of intrinsic value which shall be awarded annually by 
the Director of the Center to the outstanding student who 
graduated from a basic training program at the Center during 
the previous fiscal year, which shall be funded only by gifts 
received through the Center's gift authority: Provided further, 
That notwithstanding any other provision of law, students 
attending training at any Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center site shall reside in on-Center or Center-provided 
housing, insofar as available and in accordance with Center 
policy: Provided further, That funds appropriated in this 
account shall be available, at the discretion of the Director, 
for the following: training United States Postal Service law 
enforcement personnel and Postal police officers; State and 
local government law enforcement training on a space-available 
basis; training of foreign law enforcement officials on a 
space-available basis with reimbursement of actual costs to 
this appropriation, except that reimbursement may be waived by 
the Secretary for law enforcement training activities in 
foreign countries undertaken pursuant to section 801 of the 
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Public 
Law 104-32; training of private sector security officials on a 
space-available basis with reimbursement of actual costs to 
this appropriation; and travel expenses of non-Federal 
personnel to attend course development meetings and training 
sponsored by the Center: Provided further, That the Center is 
authorized to obligate funds in anticipation of reimbursements 
from agencies receiving training sponsored by the Federal Law 
Enforcement Training Center, except that total obligations at 
the end of the fiscal year shall not exceed total budgetary 
resources available at the end of the fiscal year: Provided 
further, That the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is 
authorized to provide training for the Gang Resistance 
Education and Training program to Federal and non-Federal 
personnel at any facility in partnership with the Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms: Provided further, That the 
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is authorized to 
provide short-term medical services for students undergoing 
training at the Center.


     acquisition, construction, improvements, and related expenses


    For expansion of the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center, for acquisition of necessary additional real property 
and facilities, and for ongoing maintenance, facility 
improvements, and related expenses, $29,205,000, to remain 
available until expended.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement


                 interagency crime and drug enforcement


    For expenses necessary to conduct investigations and 
convict offenders involved in organized crime drug trafficking, 
including cooperative efforts with State and local law 
enforcement, as it relates to the Treasury Department law 
enforcement violations such as money laundering, violent crime, 
and smuggling, $103,476,000, of which $7,827,000 shall remain 
available until expended.

                      Financial Management Service


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Financial Management Service, 
$206,851,000, of which not to exceed $10,635,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2003, for information systems 
modernization initiatives; and of which not to exceed $2,500 
shall be available for official reception and representation 
expenses.

                Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms