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107th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    107-139

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DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE, THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED 
             AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, FISCAL YEAR 2002

                                _______
                                

 July 13, 2001.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 2500]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and 
State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2002.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

_______________________________________________________________________


                                                            Page Number

                                                            Bill Report
Title I--Department of Justice.............................     2
                                                                      8
Title II--Department of Commerce and Related Agencies......    42
                                                                     58
        Office of the United States Trade Representative...    42
                                                                     58
        International Trade Commission.....................    43
                                                                     59
        Department of Commerce.............................    43
                                                                     59
Title III--The Judiciary...................................    63
                                                                     88
Title IV--Department of State and Related Agency...........    70
                                                                     96
        Department of State................................    70
                                                                     96
        Broadcasting Board of Governors....................    81
                                                                    117
Title V--Related Agencies..................................    84
                                                                    119
        Department of Transportation: Maritime 
            Administration.................................    84
                                                                    119
        Commission for the Preservation of America's 
            Heritage Abroad................................    86
                                                                    122
        Commission on Civil Rights.........................    86
                                                                    123
        Commission on International Religious Freedom......    87
                                                                    123
        Commission on Ocean Policy.........................
                                                                    123
        Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe...    87
                                                                    124
        Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's 
            Republic of China..............................    87
                                                                    124
        Equal Employment Opportunity Commission............    87
                                                                    124
        Federal Communications Commission..................    88
                                                                    125
        Federal Maritime Commission........................    89
                                                                    126
        Federal Trade Commission...........................    90
                                                                    126
        Legal Services Corporation.........................    91
                                                                    127
        Marine Mammal Commission...........................    92
                                                                    128
        National Veterans Business Development Corporation.    92
                                                                    128
        Pacific Charter Commission.........................    92
                                                                    128
        Securities and Exchange Commission.................    93
                                                                    128
        Small Business Administration......................    94
                                                                    129
        State Justice Institute............................    98
                                                                    134
Title VI--General Provisions...............................    98
                                                                    134
Title VII--Rescissions.....................................   108
                                                                    137

                Summary of Estimates and Recommendations

    The Committee recommends a total of $38,541,000,000 in 
discretionary budget authority for the departments and agencies 
funded in this bill. The recommendation is $599,284,000 above 
the request and $971,974,000 above the amounts enacted for the 
current fiscal year. Within the amounts recommended for 
discretionary appropriations, the committee provides 
$440,000,000 for the new conservation allocation. The Committee 
assumes a 4.6% salary adjustment in all instances where it has 
provided amounts for adjustments to a base level of operations 
for departments and agencies funded in this bill. The Committee 
also recommends $619,801,000 for mandatory programs funded 
within this bill.
    The following table provides a comparison of the new budget 
authority and outlays recommended in the accompanying bill with 
the amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2001, and the budget 
request for fiscal year 2002:

                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      FY 2002 recommendation
                                                                                           compared with
                                      FY 2001         FY 2002         FY 2002    -------------------------------
                                      enacted         request       recommended       FY 2001         FY 2002
                                                                                      enacted         request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary...................          37,569          37,658          38,101            +532            +443
Discretionary-Conservation......  ..............             284             440            +440            +156
Mandatory.......................             578             627             620             +42              -7
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.....................          38,147          38,569          39,161          +1,014            +592
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Highlights of the Bill

    Major initiatives and highlights contained in the 
recommendation follow:

                                         TITLE I.--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      FY 2002 recommendation
                                                                                           compared with
                                      FY 2001         FY 2002         FY 2002    -------------------------------
                                      enacted         request       recommended       FY 2001         FY 2002
                                                                                      enacted         request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary...................          20,877          20,925          21,549            +672            +623
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    --$21.5 billion in discretionary funding for the Department 
of Justice, $672 million above the fiscal year 2001 level and 
$623 million above the President's request.
    --$455 million increase to address critical detention 
requirements to house Federal prisoners and criminal and 
illegal aliens.
    --$469 million increase for the Drug Enforcement 
Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the 
U.S. Attorneys to maintain and enhance Federal law 
enforcement's ability to fight the war on violent crime and 
drugs, and to provide new tools to combat cybercrime and 
national security threats.
    --$252 million increase for the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service to enforce our immigration laws, hire 
additional border patrol agents, increase detention and removal 
capacity, continue the interior enforcement effort, and reduce 
the backlog of naturalization applications.
    --$150 million increase to enforce Federal and State gun 
laws and distribute gun safety locks.
    --$4.3 billion for the Office of Justice Programs and 
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program to continue 
assistance to State and local law enforcement agencies, 
including: $522 million for the Local Law Enforcement Block 
Grant program, $570 million for the Edward Byrne Memorial State 
and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant program, $250 
million for Juvenile Accountability Block Grant programs, and 
$565 million for the State Criminal Alien Assistance program. 
In addition, $391 million is provided for Violence Against 
Women Act programs, $1.0 billion for COPS, and $298 million for 
Juvenile Justice programs.

                             TITLE II.--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND RELATED AGENCIES
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      FY 2002 recommendation
                                                                                           compared with
                                      FY 2001         FY 2002         FY 2002    -------------------------------
                                      enacted         request       recommended       FY 2001         FY 2002
                                                                                      enacted         request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary...................           5,233           4,880           4,745            -488            -135
Discretionary-Conservation......  ..............             284             440            +440            +156
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    --The Committee is consistent with the President's request 
for most of the Department of Commerce and trade-related 
agencies. The recommendation fully funds the Bureau of the 
Census, the Patent and Trademark Office, the National Institute 
of Standards and Technology, the Export Administration, the 
Minority Business Development Agency, Economic and Statistical 
Analysis, and the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
    --The International Trade Administration is funded at $15 
million over the President's request to provide for restoration 
of textile and apparel activities, and fully funds the trade 
enforcement and compliance initiative from last year.
    --For the National Institute of Standards and Technology 
(NIST), the Committee fully funds the President's proposal and 
discontinues funding for new grants for the Advanced Technology 
Program (ATP). The ATP researchers and scientists have been 
transferred to the scientific and technical research services 
account.
    --The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
(NOAA) is fully funded and adjustments to base are provided. 
The recommendation designates the full funding for the 
conservation category, $440 million. Protected species, ocean 
assessment, and habitat restoration categories are funded 
within the conservation budget category, similar to treatment 
in the Interior Appropriations bill.
    --NOAA includes $135 million for Pacific salmon 
restoration.

                                            TITLE III.--THE JUDICIARY
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      FY 2002 recommendation
                                                                                           compared with
                                      FY 2001         FY 2002         FY 2002    -------------------------------
                                      enacted         request       recommended       FY 2001         FY 2002
                                                                                      enacted         request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary...................           3,966           4,580           4,388            +422            -192
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    --Provides funding for the ongoing activities of the 
Federal courts; allows the Defender Services account to keep up 
with ongoing workload and funding requirements; and begins the 
long overdue restoration of the Supreme Court building. The 
recommendation provides $4.7 billion, which is an increase of 
$426 million over last year's enacted level and $192 million 
below the request.
    --Provides sufficient funding to increase panel attorney 
rates to $90 per hour. The recommendation also assumes that in-
court hours and out-of-court hours should no longer be 
compensated at different rates given the reality that the most 
efficient hours are those used to avoid costly trials.
    --Defers without prejudice the Administration request 
regarding salary adjustments for Justices and judges.

                          TITLE IV.--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      FY 2002  recommendation
                                                                                           compared with
                                      FY 2001         FY 2002         FY 2002    -------------------------------
                                      enacted         request       recommended       FY 2001         FY 2002
                                                                                      enacted         request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary...................           6,910           7,841           7,747            +837             -94
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    --Provides a program increase of $419 million for 
``diplomatic readiness'', including $134 million for 360 new 
positions, $216 million for technology initiatives to replace 
the Department's obsolete classified computer system and bring 
Internet access to every desktop, and $69,000,000 to replace 
and maintain overseas infrastructure.
    --Over $1.3 billion, the full request, for embassy security 
programs, an increase of $234 million over FY 2001. This 
increase includes an additional $154 million for capital 
security construction for replacement of our most vulnerable 
embassies and consulates, and a program increase of $79 million 
and 237 positions to meet increased requirements for improving 
the security of State operations, including initiatives on 
improving information and telephone security, 
counterintelligence, access control, and training.
    --$850 million to fully cover anticipated assessments for 
U.S. membership in the United Nations and other international 
organizations.
    --$844 million for contributions for international 
peacekeeping activities, the full amount requested.
    --$479 million for International Broadcasting, $9 million 
more than the request, including new initiatives to improve the 
impact of broadcasting to the Middle East and East Asia.

                                           TITLE V.--RELATED AGENCIES
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      FY 2002 recommendation
                                                                                           compared with
                                      FY 2001         FY 2002         FY 2002    -------------------------------
                                      enacted         request       recommended       FY 2001         FY 2002
                                                                                      enacted         request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary...................           2,197           1,804           2,102             -95            +298
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    --$232 million for the Maritime Administration, an increase 
of $129 million above the request, including full funding of 
$99 million for the Maritime Security Program, $34 million for 
the Title XI guaranteed loan program, and the designation of 
$13 million to continue capital renovation efforts at the U.S. 
Merchant Marine Academy.
    --$3 million, the full request, for the Commission on 
International Religious Freedom to continue their efforts to 
monitor violations of religious freedom worldwide.
    --$310 million, the full request level for the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission, to continue efforts to 
reduce the backlog of private sector discrimination charges 
awaiting Commission action.
    --$438 million, the full request level for the Securities 
and Exchange Commission.
    --$728 million for the Small Business Administration, an 
increase of $186 million above the request. This amount 
includes $205 million to support an average annual level of 
disaster home and economic injury loans, and $208 million for 
SBA business loan programs including appropriations to support 
a 7(a) general business loan program level of $10 billion.
    --$329 million for the Legal Services Corporation, the 
requested level.

            Reprogrammings, Reorganizations, and Relocations

    The House and Senate reports accompanying the 
appropriations bills for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, 
and State, the Judiciary, and the Related Agencies for several 
years have contained language concerning the reprogrammingof 
funds between programs and activities. This matter is addressed in 
section 605 of the General Provisions contained in the accompanying 
bill.
    The Committee expects each department and agency to follow 
closely the reprogramming procedures listed below, which are 
identical to provisions that applied in statute during fiscal 
year 2001. These procedures apply to funds provided under this 
Act, or provided under previous Appropriations Acts that remain 
available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2002, or 
provided from any accounts in the Treasury available to the 
agencies funded by this Act.
    The Committee expects that the Chairman of the 
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Departments of Commerce, 
Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies will be 
notified by letter a minimum of 15 days prior to--
    (1) Reprogramming of funds, whether permanent or temporary, 
in excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, between 
programs or activities. This provision is also applicable in 
cases where several activities are involved with each receiving 
less than $500,000. In addition, the Committee is to be 
notified of reprogramming actions which are less than these 
amounts if such actions would have the effect of committing the 
agency to significant funding requirements in future years.
    (2) Increasing funds or personnel by any means for any 
project or activity for which funds have been denied or 
restricted.
    (3) Creating new programs, offices, agencies or commissions 
or substantial augmentation of existing programs, offices, 
agencies or commissions.
    (4) Relocating offices or employees.
    (5) Reorganizing offices, programs, or activities.
    In addition, the Committee expects any department or agency 
funded in the accompanying bill that is planning to conduct a 
reduction-in-force to notify the Committee by letter 30 days in 
advance of the date of the proposed personnel action.
    The Committee also expects that any items that are subject 
to interpretation will be reported.
    The Committee is concerned that, in some instances, the 
departments or agencies funded within this Appropriations Act 
are not adhering to the Committee's reprogramming policy and 
procedures that are set forth in this report and in section 605 
of the accompanying bill. The Committee expects that each 
department and agency funded in the bill to follow these 
notification policies precisely and will not reallocate 
resources or reorganize activities prior to submitting the 
required notifications to the Committee. The Committee has 
provided each of the departments, the Judiciary, and the Small 
Business Administration with transfer authority, which is the 
same as the transfer authority provided in the fiscal year 2001 
Appropriations Act. The Committee believes such authority, 
together with the traditional reprogramming policy, gives each 
department, the Judiciary and the Small Business Administration 
the needed flexibility to respond to unanticipated 
circumstances and requirements which may arise throughout the 
fiscal year.

           Relationship With Budget and Comptroller's Offices

    Through the years the Appropriations Committee has 
channeled most of its inquiries and requests for information 
and assistance through the budget offices or comptroller 
organizations of the various departments, agencies, and 
commissions and the Judiciary. The Committee has often pointed 
out the natural affinity and relationship between these 
organizations and the Appropriations Committee that makes such 
a relationship imperative. The Committee reiterates its 
position that, while it always reserves the right to call upon 
all organizations in the departments, agencies, and commissions 
and the Judiciary for information and assistance, the primary 
conjunction between the Committee and these entities must be 
through the budget offices and comptroller organizations.
    The Committee appreciates all of the assistance received 
from each of the departments, agencies, and commissions and the 
Judiciary during this past year. The workload generated in the 
budget process is large and growing, and, therefore, a 
positive, responsive relationship between the Committee and the 
budget and/or comptroller offices is absolutely essential to 
the appropriations process of the United States Government.

                Full Compliance With Telework Directive

    Advances in information and computer technology, the 
development of the Internet, and the growth of wireless and 
digital products have given some federal employees the ability 
to telework--or work anytime from almost anyplace. Management 
considerations, such as productive and satisfied workers; 
environmental considerations, such as reduced traffic 
congestion and improved air quality; and quality of life 
considerations, such as accommodating the short- or long-term 
health responsibilities of employees, require the establishment 
of telework programs.
    Policies on telework are evolving. Among the factors that 
contribute to successful programs are top management support, a 
clear telework agreement that includes expectations with 
measurable goals, accountability, and performance results. The 
Committee is committed to telework programs in the Federal 
government. Section 359 of Public Law 106-346, the Department 
of Transportation Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2001, 
directs executive agencies to establish policies under which 
eligible employees can telecommute to the maximum extent 
possible without diminished performance. By April 2001, the 
Office of Personnel Management was directed to ensure that 
telework policies were in place for 25% of the eligible federal 
workforce, and for an additional 25% each year thereafter. The 
Committee expects the departments, the Judiciary, and the 
related agencies funded herein to be in full compliance with 
this timetable.

          Staffing and Operations Outside of the United States

    The Committee remains concerned that there does not yet 
appear to be any systematic control over the size and growth of 
Federal department and agency presence outside of the United 
States, raising the likelihood that resources are being 
misallocated. The Committee, in conjunction with the 
Administration, has begun a number of initiatives to improve 
the situation, including the International Cooperative 
Administrative Support Services system, to better allocate 
costs of overseas presence to each agency, in order to ensure 
that any decision to assign personnel overseas is based on the 
true cost. Most recently, the Committee has supported the 
Overseas Presence Advisory Panel, which presented 
recommendations on right-sizing our overseas presence to the 
Secretary of State.
    This concern is due in large part to the cost implications. 
It costs two to three times as much to maintain an employee 
outside of the United States as it does within the United 
States. It is clear that rationalizing and systematizing 
staffing and operations in foreign countries has the potential 
for large budgetary savings. The Committee has included 
additional guidance under Title IV of this report related to 
the implementation of these recommendations.
    The Committee wishes to make it clear that any expansion of 
staffing or presence overseas is to be brought to the attention 
of the Committee at the outset of the planning process, well in 
advance of the proposed use of any funds appropriated in this 
Act, or any prior or subsequent Appropriations Acts, preferably 
through the annual budget submission, and as a last resort 
through the reprogramming process. The Committee remains intent 
upon finding the proper way to assure control of the deployment 
of personnel and resources outside of the United States.

                     TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    The Committee recommends $21,723,303,000 in new budget 
authority in the accompanying bill for the Department of 
Justice for fiscal year 2002. This amount is $693,828,000 above 
the appropriation for the current year and is $615,529,000 
above the budget request.
    Of the total amount provided, $21,548,585,000 is derived 
from general purpose discretionary funds, which represents an 
increase of $671,907,000 above the current year. The remaining 
$174,718,000 provided is scored as mandatory spending.
    The Committee recommendation for the Department of Justice 
reflects the continuing commitment of the Congress to 
investments which have been made over the last six years to 
address the Nation's top domestic priority--fighting crime--
while at the same time fulfilling the commitment to a balanced 
budget made by the Congress and the Administration in 1997. 
Over the past six years, Congress has increased funding for the 
Department of Justice by over $8.2 billion, representing a 50 
percent increase in resources. As a result, our communities are 
safer, there are more partnerships between Federal law 
enforcement officers and State and local police officers, and 
violent criminals are serving longer sentences and are not 
being released back into the community prematurely.
    For fiscal year 2002, an additional $455,730,000 above 
fiscal year 2001 is recommended to address critical detention 
requirements to house the Federal prisoner and criminal alien 
populations. The Committee also recommends increases totaling 
$469,485,000 for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the United States 
Attorneys (USA) to maintain and enhance Federal law 
enforcement's ability to fight the war on violent crime and 
drugs, and provide new tools to investigate and prosecute new 
and emerging crimes in the information technology age as well 
as threats to our national security. To address the continuing 
problem of illegal immigration, the Committee recommends an 
increase of $197,064,000 for the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service (INS) for new border patrol agents and increased 
detention and removal capacity, and continued funding to 
maintain the interior enforcement initiative begun in fiscal 
year 1999. In addition, $565,000,000 is provided to reimburse 
States for the incarceration of criminal aliens. The Committee 
has also included $45,000,000 in additional funding to continue 
the naturalization backlog reduction initiative begun in fiscal 
year 1999.
    The Committee recommendation provides over $150,000,000 in 
additional resources to enforce gun laws and distribute gun 
safety locks. This includes $29,000,000 for Project Sentry, a 
Federal-State law enforcement partnership to identify and 
prosecute juveniles who violate firearms laws and adults who 
supply them with guns; $49,780,000 to assist States in 
targeting gun crimes through increased arrests, prosecution, 
and public awareness; and $75,000,000 for Project ChildSafe, a 
program to provide gun safety locks for every handgun in 
America.
    The recommendation continues to reflect the Committee's 
commitment to empower our local communities to fight crime. Now 
is not the time to reduce our support for proven crime 
prevention and law enforcement programs that have achieved 
concrete results. The recommendation includes $4,333,928,000 
for all State and local law enforcement assistance, which is 
$660,932,000 above the President's request. This includes 
funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program 
($565,000,000); the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program 
($521,849,000); the Byrne Grant Program ($570,000,000); the 
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program 
($1,013,498,000); Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs 
($390,565,000); and the Juvenile Justice programs 
($547,390,000), including $249,540,000 for the Juvenile Crime 
Block Grant.
    Despite all of the progress that has been made to improve 
Federal law enforcement, the Committee is also mindful of 
serious problems that exist in some areas of the Department of 
Justice. To address concerns that have arisen regarding the FBI 
and DEA, the Committee directs that the Attorney General expand 
the authority of the Inspector General (IG) to cover 
allegations of employee misconduct within the FBI and the DEA. 
The present Department of Justice internal order confers this 
responsibility upon the FBI and DEA Offices of Professional 
Responsibility (OPR). This system of self-policing has not 
provided adequate oversight, and as a result, a number of 
serious allegations at the FBI and the DEA have come to light 
in recent months. These breaches of security, protocol, and 
policy have tarnished the reputation of the world's premier law 
enforcement agency and the world's leading drug enforcement 
agency, and have resulted in serious damage to the nation's 
national security program. To address this issue, additional 
funding is provided to the IG to support the expanded 
responsibilities being conferred upon this office.
    The Committee directs that the Attorney General review the 
role of the Department of Justice, FBI and DEA OPRs, in light 
of the Inspector General's expanded role, to develop a plan to 
reduce or reallocate resources to avoid unnecessary overlap and 
expenses. The Committee expects that the fiscal year 2003 
budget submission will reflect any reductions and reallocations 
as a result of this review.
    The Committee reiterates its desire to channel most of its 
inquiries and requests for information and assistance through 
the budget offices or comptroller organizations, but reserves 
the right to call upon all organizations throughout the 
agencies. The Committee continues to stress the natural 
affinity between these offices and the appropriations 
committee, which makes such a relationship imperative.

                         General Administration


                         Salaries and Expenses

    The Committee recommends a total of $91,668,000 for General 
Administration for fiscal year 2002. This amount is $1,765,000 
below the request and $3,150,000 above the level provided in 
fiscal year 2001.
    This account funds the development of policy objectives and 
the overall management of the Department of Justice. The 
recommendation provides inflationary adjustments to maintain 
the current operating level in fiscal year 2002.
    The recommended level does not include $1,000,000 for seven 
positions and workyears to manage the integration of the INS's 
IDENT system and the FBI's IAFIS system. The FBI and INS should 
continue to reimburse the Justice Management Division for these 
positions.
    The Committee recommends bill language, carried in previous 
years, which (1) specifies the amount of funding provided for 
the Department Leadership and Offices of Legislative and Public 
Affairs; and (2) makes up to $3,317,000 of this appropriation 
available until expended for the Departmental building, 
renovation, maintenance, and security needs.

                     Joint Automated Booking System

    The Committee recommends a total of $15,957,000 for the 
Joint Automated Booking System (JABS), the same amount as 
requested and $77,000 above the amount provided in fiscal year 
2001. Funding is provided for program management support and 
maintenance of the JABS production system.
    The JABS will enable Department of Justice law enforcement 
components--the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), FBI, DEA, INS and the 
U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)--to build an automated booking 
capability using their respective infrastructures and to share 
information using the Department's common information 
technology platform.

                       Narrowband Communications

    The Committee recommends a direct appropriation of 
$104,615,000 for this account. This amount is $99,934,000 below 
the current year level and $9,000 above the request. The 
Committee expects the Department to continue implementation of 
a consolidated, regional, interagency Justice Wireless Network 
(JWN) to meet components' needs and to improve wireless 
capabilities, as such an approach will enhance interoperability 
and reduce costs associated with narrowband conversion by up to 
$1,000,000,000. Amounts provided will be used to continue 
implementation of the JWN, operate and maintain legacy systems, 
expand the use of commercial services, and support the Wireless 
Management Office. It is the Committee's continued expectation 
that narrowband requirements can be accommodated without 
significant additional new resources. The Committee is 
concerned that the JWN does not have a plan for implementation. 
Therefore, the Justice Wireless Management Office is directed 
to submit an operational plan for expenditure of funds by 
October 1, 2001.

                         Counterterrorism Fund

    The Committee recommends $4,989,000 for the 
Counterterrorism Fund to cover the extraordinary costs 
associated with a terrorist threat or incident. This level is 
the full amount requested and the same level provided in fiscal 
year 2001. The recommendation, when combined with the current 
unobligated balances from prior years, will provide up to 
$46,066,000 in the Fund for fiscal year 2002.
    The Counterterrorism Fund was established in the 1995 
Supplemental Appropriations Act after the bombing of the Alfred 
P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and is under the 
control and direction of the Attorney General. These funds may 
be used to reimburse any Department of Justice organization for 
the costs incurred from the reestablishment of an office or 
facility damaged or destroyed as a result of a domestic or 
international terrorist incident, and to cover extraordinary 
expenses necessary to counter, investigate, or prosecute 
domestic or international terrorism activities. The Attorney 
General is required to notify the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives and the Senate in accordance 
with section 605 of this Act prior to obligation of any funds 
from this account.
    The Committee recommends bill language, carried in previous 
Appropriations Acts, which makes funds available: (1) for costs 
incurred in reestablishing the operational capacity of an 
office or facility damaged or destroyed by a terrorist 
incident; and (2) for support to counter, investigate, or 
prosecute terrorism, including payments of rewards and 
detention costs in connection with these activities.

                   Administrative Review and Appeals

    The Committee recommends $178,751,000 for Administrative 
Review and Appeals. This amount is an increase of $18,043,000 
above the fiscal year 2001 level and $252,000 above the 
request. Of the total amount provided, $176,964,000 is for the 
Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), and $1,787,000 
is for the Pardon Attorney.
    In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on the 
detention of criminal aliens who have served their sentences, 
EOIR is directed to submit a report to the Committee by 
September 14, 2001, addressing the impact of this ruling on the 
Department of Justice and its components. The INS, BOP, USA, 
and other affected components of the Department are instructed 
to contribute to this report. EOIR is directed to consult with 
the Committee prior to beginning this effort.
    This appropriation supports EOIR, which includes the Board 
of Immigration Appeals, Immigration Judges, and Administrative 
Law Judges who decide through administrative hearings on the 
admission or exclusion of aliens seeking to enter the country, 
and the transportation and adjustment of status of aliens whose 
status has been challenged; and the Office of the Pardon 
Attorney, which receives, investigates and considers petitions 
for all forms of Executive clemency.

                           Detention Trustee

    The Committee recommends $1,721,000 for the Federal 
Detention Trustee within the Department of Justice. This amount 
is $3,000 more than requested and $723,000 more than provided 
in fiscal year 2001. Technical bill language changes are 
included to reflect that the Detention Trustee was established 
in the fiscal year 2001 Appropriations Act.
    The Committee notes that as of June 27, 2001, a Detention 
Trustee still has not been selected and urges the Attorney 
General to promptly conclude the hiring process so that the 
detention problems noted by the Committee can begin to be 
sufficiently addressed.
    In response to the Committee's growing concerns about the 
problem of inadequate planning and management of detention 
space in the Department of Justice, in fiscal year 2000, the 
Committee directed that the Attorney General submit 
recommendations on a Department-wide strategy to plan for and 
manage its detention needs. As part of this effort, the 
Committee directed that the trustee establish two regional 
detention pilot projects, one along the Southwest border and 
one located in the Midwest. As directed in the fiscal year 2001 
House report, the Detention Trustee should, at the outset of 
these pilot projects, conduct a needs assessment of detention 
and detainee handling requirements, and baseline the present 
efficiency and effectiveness of all aspects of detention and 
detainee handling against subsequent process improvements. This 
initial baseline report should also identify the specific 
operational areas of detention that will be targeted, as well 
as the specific geographic boundaries for the pilot. Additional 
elements of the pilot projects should include: centralized 
management of Inter-governmental Agreements under the detention 
trustee, prisoner transportation, healthcare management, and 
Cooperative Agreement Program grants. The Committee continues 
to intend that the trustee be given control to direct the use 
of INS and USMS detention resources. The Committee expects the 
Department of Justice to consult with the Committee in the 
development of these pilot projects. A baseline report should 
be submitted no later than December 5, 2001, and the completed 
assessment of the pilots one year later.

                      Office of Inspector General

    The Committee recommends $50,735,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General, which is $5,240,000 above the request and 
$9,251,000 above the level provided in fiscal year 2001.
    The Office of Inspector General conducts and supervises 
audits and investigations relating to the programs and 
operations of the Department of Justice. The Inspector General 
keeps the Attorney General and Congress informed about problems 
and deficiencies relating to the administration of such 
programs and activities.
    The recommended level includes requested program increases 
to address corruption and civil rights cases involving 
Departmental employees along the Southwest border, and to cover 
increased audit responsibilities in the computer security and 
information technology arena, as well as Departmental contract 
and grant programs.
    The Committee recommendation includes $5,000,000 to expand 
the Inspector General's authorities in investigating 
allegations of employee misconduct within the FBI and the DEA. 
Currently, this responsibility is conferred upon the FBI and 
DEA internal offices of professional responsibility. This 
system of self-policing has not provided adequate oversight 
and, as a result, a number of serious allegations of employee 
misconduct have been reported in recent months. Additional 
funding is provided to the Office of Inspector General to 
support the expanded responsibilities being conferred upon this 
office.

                    United States Parole Commission


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends $10,915,000 for the Parole 
Commission for fiscal year 2002. This level is $53,000 above 
the request and $2,079,000 above the amount provided in fiscal 
year 2001.
    The Commission is an independent body within the Department 
of Justice that makes decisions regarding requests for parole 
and supervision of Federal and District of Columbia (DC) Code 
prisoners. As a result of legislation that established 
sentencing guidelines, the Parole Commission is phasing down 
its Federal operations. Beginning in August 1998, the 
Commission assumed additional responsibilities by taking 
jurisdiction over D.C. felony prisoners and D.C. Code parolees.
    When the D.C. Board of Parole went out of existence, the 
Commission inherited a parole revocation caseload with a 
significant backlog of warrant requests and revocation 
hearings. Additional resources are necessary to address the 
serious deficiencies associated with the D.C. parole program. 
The recommended level includes a program increase of 37 
positions, 19 workyears, and $1,648,000 to continue the 
responsibility of making parole decisions for the District of 
Columbia Code prisoners.

                            Legal Activities


                        general legal activities

    The Committee recommends a total of $568,011,000 for 
General Legal Activities for fiscal year 2002, which is an 
increase of $1,189,000 above the request and $33,419,000 above 
the amount provided in fiscal year 2001.
    This appropriation supports the Attorney General through 
the establishment of litigation policy, conduct of litigation, 
and various other legal responsibilities. The recommendation 
provides for adjustments to base totaling $27,558,000 and 
program increases totaling $5,861,000. The distribution of 
funding provided is as follows:

                        GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               2002
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Solicitor General.......................................          $7,326
Tax Division............................................          73,795
Criminal Division.......................................         119,449
Civil Division..........................................         161,107
Environment and Natural Resources.......................          71,687
Office of Legal Counsel.................................           5,199
Civil Rights Division...................................         101,957
Interpol-USNCB..........................................           8,323
Legal Activities Office Automation......................          18,835
Office of Dispute Resolution............................             333
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................         568,011
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Criminal Division.--The recommendation includes an increase 
of $2,497,000, 26 positions, and 14 workyears, including 16 
attorneys, for the Criminal Division to address cyber-
terrorism, extradition and foreign legal assistance, foreign 
counterintelligence, and building security issues. The 
recommended level does not include funding for new encryption 
software and communications equipment for the Criminal 
Division. The Department of Justice should consider funding 
this equipment through the unobligated balances transferred to 
the Working Capital Fund.
    Civil Division.--The Committee recommends new bill language 
to allow the Attorney General to provide additional resources 
for the Civil Division, if emergent circumstances warrant 
increased resources, through transfers of funds from other 
Department of Justice programs, subject to the requirements of 
section 605 of this Act.
    Civil Rights Division.--The recommendation provides an 
increase of $1,230,000, 18 positions, and 9 workyears, 
including 10 attorneys, for the Civil Rights Division to 
enforce voting rights, disability rights, and other civil 
rights policies.
    The recommendation also provides an increase of $1,000,000, 
10 positions, and 5 workyears, including 5 attorneys, to 
increase civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions of 
facilities for individuals who are mentally ill and 
developmentally disabled, nursing homes, juvenile correctional 
facilities, and adult jails and prisons.
    Trafficking.--In addition to amounts noted above, $770,000, 
12 positions, and 6 workyears, including 7 attorneys, are 
provided for the Civil Rights Division to enforce the Victims 
of Trafficking and Protection Act of 2000. These additional 
resources will increase the prosecution of persons who violate 
the Act and support outreach to local communities to promote 
awareness of the trafficking issue. An estimated 1 to 2 million 
people are trafficked each year worldwide, with women and 
children making up at least 700,000 of this total. It is 
estimated that 45,000 to 50,000 women and children are 
trafficked into the United States annually by crime rings and 
loosely connected criminal networks.
    The Committee applauds the Department of Justice's 
commitment to investigate and prosecute people who are accused 
of trafficking in humans, particularly women who are brought 
into this country and then enslaved as prostitutes. The 
Committee believes that the trafficking of humans is a criminal 
issue and should not be distinguished as a worker exploitation 
issue. Therefore, the Committee is concerned that these 
investigations and prosecutions are being pursued under the 
Civil Rights Division, instead of the Criminal Division. It is 
suggested that the Department of Justice consider relocating 
these activities to the Criminal Division.
    Interpol.--The recommendation provides an increase of 
$364,000 for Interpol-U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB) to 
pay for increased dues.
    The Committee also recommends bill language, similar to 
that included in previous fiscal years, which: (1) allows up to 
$20,000 for expenses of collecting evidence; (2) makes up to 
$10,000,000 for litigation support contracts available until 
expended; (3) makes up to $18,835,000 for office automation 
systems available until expended, and includes language 
allowing funds to be used for additional Departmental 
components; and (4) makes up to $1,000 available to the 
INTERPOL-USNCB for reception and representation expenses.

               the national childhood vaccine injury act

    The Committee recommends a reimbursement of $4,028,000 for 
fiscal year 2002 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust 
Fund to cover the Department of Justice's expenses associated 
with litigating cases under the National ChildhoodVaccine 
Injury Act of 1986. This represents the full amount requested and 
$9,000 above the level provided in fiscal year 2001.

               Salaries and Expenses, Antitrust Division

    The Committee recommendation assumes a total of 
$141,366,000 in budget authority for the Antitrust Division, 
$393,000 above the request and $20,528,000 above the current 
year appropriation. Of this amount, $105,366,000 will be 
derived from anticipated fee collections in fiscal year 2002, 
and $36,000,000 will be derived from available fiscal year 2001 
collections, resulting in no net direct appropriation. The 
Committee notes that any use of remaining unobligated fee 
collections from prior years is subject to the reprogramming 
requirements outlined in section 605 of this Act.
    This Division acts on antitrust cases before the Supreme 
Court, represents the interests of the United States in cases 
brought under Federal antitrust laws, reviews decisions of 
regulatory commissions, and prepares and files amicus briefs. 
Appropriations for both the Division and the Federal Trade 
Commission are financed with Hart-Scott-Rodino Act pre-merger 
filing fees.
    The Committee's recommendation provides an increase of 
$13,799,000 and 113 positions and workyears for the civil 
merger program. These additional resources will allow the 
Antitrust Division to review premerger filings within 
statutorily mandated time frames.
    The recommendation includes bill language for the Division, 
carried in previous fiscal years, which allows fees to be 
credited to this account and reduces appropriated funds as fees 
are collected.

             Salaries and Expenses, United States Attorneys

    The Committee recommends a total of $1,353,968,000 for the 
U.S. Attorneys for fiscal year 2002. The total amount provided 
is an increase of $7,679,000 above the request and $106,337,000 
above the current year appropriation.
    This appropriation supports the Executive Office of U.S. 
Attorneys and the 94 U.S. Attorneys Offices, which serve as the 
principal litigators for the U.S. Government for criminal, 
civil, and debt collection matters.
    The recommendation includes a total of $93,185,000 for pay 
and inflationary adjustments and $13,152,000 in program 
increases.
    Project Sentry.--The recommendation includes $9,000,000, 94 
attorneys, and 40 workyears to establish a new Federal-State 
partnership that will identify and prosecute juveniles who 
violate State and Federal firearms laws, and adults who 
illegally furnish firearms to them.
    Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Enforcement.--The 
recommendation includes an increase of $2,948,000, 24 
positions, and 12 workyears, including 18 attorneys, for a 
total program level of $6,900,000, for the investigation and 
prosecution of intellectual property crimes, including software 
counterfeiting crimes and crimes identified in the No 
Electronic Theft (NET) Act. The U.S. Attorneys are to 
vigorously prosecute these violations of Federal copyright law. 
The U.S. Attorneys shall report to the Committee by April 30, 
2002, on the number of copyright prosecutions undertaken in the 
preceding year, including those under Public Law 105-147, by 
type and location.
    Habeas Corpus Overload.--The recommendation includes 
$1,204,000, 14 positions, and 7 workyears, including 9 
attorneys, to handle the immigration workload generated from an 
increase in habeas corpus petitions filed by ``post-order'' 
detainees.
    The Committee also recommends bill language, similar to 
that included in previous fiscal years, which: (1) makes up to 
$2,500,000 for debt collection purposes available through 
fiscal year 2003; (2) makes available up to $8,000 to be used 
for official reception and representation expenses; (3) makes 
up to $10,000,000 for automated litigation support contracts 
available until expended; and (4) specifies the number of 
positions and workyears provided for the United States 
Attorneys.

                   United States Trustee System Fund

    The Committee recommendation provides a total of 
$145,937,000 for the U.S. Trustees for fiscal year 2002, to be 
entirely funded from offsetting collections and interest on 
U.S. securities. The amount recommended is $19,940,000 above 
the current level and $8,107,000 below the request. The 
Committee notes that any amounts collected or otherwise 
available in excess of the recommended level are subject to the 
reprogramming requirements outlined in section 605 of this Act.
    The U.S. Trustees System provides administrative support to 
expeditiously move bankruptcy cases through the bankruptcy 
process and ensures accountability of private trustees 
appointed to administer bankruptcy estates and with regard to 
debtors. Public Law 99-554, the Bankruptcy Judges, U.S. 
Trustees, and Family Farmer Bankruptcy Act of 1986, established 
a U.S. Trustee System Fund in the U.S. Treasury and provided 
for the collection of fees into the Fund to finance program 
operations.
    The recommendation includes $9,003,000 for pay and 
inflationary adjustments and $10,937,000 for program increases, 
including:
    Abuse Litigation.--The recommendation includes $4,615,000, 
76 positions, and 38 workyears, including 24 attorneys, to 
identify the number of debtors abusing the bankruptcy system. 
This initiative will target those who file for Chapter 7 
bankruptcy but may have the income to sustain a Chapter 13 
repayment plan.
    Caseload Increase.--The recommendation provides an increase 
of $3,700,000, 55 positions, and 28 workyears, including 15 
attorneys, to process the significant increase in bankruptcy 
filings. The Department of Justice estimates that by 2002 
filings will increase by 24 percent over 2001.
    Automation.--The recommendation includes an increase of 
$1,322,000 for automation hardware and software upgrades. The 
recommendation does not include an additional $6,000,000 
requested for various automation projects. The Department of 
Justice should consider funding these projects through the 
unobligated balances transferred to the Working Capital Fund.
    Bankruptcy Fraud.--The recommendation provides an increase 
of $1,000,000, 12 attorneys, and 6 workyears for a bankruptcy 
fraud team that will assist the U.S. Attorneys and the FBI in 
investigating bankruptcy fraud.
    Physical Security.--The recommendation includes an increase 
of $300,000 to install 100 duress alarms in rooms where 
employees meet with creditors and debtors.
    The recommendation also includes bill language which: (1) 
allows deposits to the U.S. Trustee System Fund to be used to 
pay refunds due depositors; (2) allows $145,937,000 in 
offsetting collections to be retained and used for necessary 
expenses in this appropriation; and (3) reduces appropriated 
funds as such offsetting collections are collected.

      salaries and expenses, foreign claims settlement commission

    The Committee recommends $1,136,000 for the Foreign Claims 
Settlement Commission for fiscal year 2002. This amount is 
$6,000 above the request and $31,000 above the current year 
appropriation.
    The Commission settles claims of American citizens arising 
out of nationalization, expropriation, or other takings of 
their properties and interests by foreign governments.

         salaries and expenses, united states marshals service

    The Committee recommends $622,646,000 for the United States 
Marshals Service (USMS) salaries and expenses for fiscal year 
2002. This amount represents increases of $51,211,000 above the 
level for fiscal year 2001 and $2,828,000 above the request.
    The recommendation includes a net increase of $35,631,000 
in base adjustments, as follows: a $44,269,000 increase for pay 
and inflationary adjustments, partially offset by decreases of 
$8,638,000 for one-time equipment purchases and lease 
expirations. In addition, the recommendation provides program 
increases for the following:
    Security at New and Expanded Courthouses.--An increase of 
$9,394,000 is provided for security at new and expanded 
courthouses anticipated to open in 2002, including $3,625,000 
for security staffing and $5,769,000 for equipment. This amount 
provides the full amount requested for this activity based on 
the schedule for courthouse openings submitted in the budget. 
The Committee notes that in previous years slippages have often 
occurred in this schedule. Therefore, the Committee directs the 
USMS to provide the Committee a revised schedule and spending 
plan for the use of these funds no later than November 1, 2001. 
Should slippages occur in the schedule, the Committee expects 
the revised plan to devote these excess resources to address 
additional workload requirements, particularly along the 
Southwest Border.
    D.C. Revitalization.--Additional funding of $2,728,000 is 
provided as requested to support the anticipated workload 
increases as a result of the National Capital Revitalization 
and Self Government Act of 1997, and the mandated closure of 
the Lorton, VA, prison complex by December 31, 2001.
    Movement of U.S. Prisoners.--An increase of $3,458,000 is 
provided as requested to accommodate the estimated increase in 
prisoner air movements to 56,371, compared to 51,540 in fiscal 
year 2001. The use of the Joint Prisoner Alien Transportation 
System (JPATS) continues to be a critical tool in the safe, 
efficient, and cost-effective movement of USMS detainees and 
sentenced prisoners, prisoners that require medical attention, 
and high threat prisoners requiring additional security.
    The primary mission of the 94 U.S. Marshals offices is the 
protection of the Federal Judiciary, protection of witnesses, 
execution of warrants and court orders, and the custody and 
transportation of unsentenced prisoners.
    The Committee also recommends bill language, similar to 
that included in previous Appropriations Acts, which (1) allows 
for the acquisition of motor vehicles for police-type use 
without regard to the general purchase price limitation; (2) 
allows up to $6,000 to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses; and (3) makes up to $4,000,000 for 
development, implementation, maintenance and support, and 
training for an automated prisoner information system available 
until expended. In addition, language proposed for deletion is 
retained which specifies the number of positions and workyears 
provided for the USMS.

              construction, united states marshals service

    The Committee recommendation includes $6,628,000 for USMS 
construction, $11,460,000 below the amount of the current year 
appropriation and $7,000 above the request. This account was 
created in fiscal year 1999 when responsibility for the 
construction of prisoner holding facilities for USMS was 
transferred from BOP. The Committee expects USMS to use this 
funding to undertake renovation projects which address the 
highest priority security needs identified.

                       federal prisoner detention

    The Committee recommendation includes $724,682,000 for the 
Federal Prisoner Detention account for fiscal year 2002, which 
is $128,594,000 above the level provided in the current year 
appropriation and the full amount requested. Under this 
program, the U.S. Marshals contract with State and local jails 
and private facilities to house unsentenced Federal prisoners 
for short periods of time, usually before and during trial and 
while awaiting transfer to Federal institutions after 
conviction.
    The recommendation includes the amount of funding necessary 
to detain the current average population, adjusted for 
anticipated increases in jail day costs, as well as to allow 
for additional growth in the detainee population. This amount 
will enable the USMS to house detainees for a total of 
10,603,381 non-Federal jail days, an 11 percent increase over 
fiscal year 2001, and equates to an average non-Federal daily 
prisoner population of 29,050.

                     fees and expenses of witnesses

    The Committee recommends $148,494,000 for Fees and Expenses 
of Witnesses for fiscal year 2002, $22,921,000 above the amount 
provided for the current year appropriation and $7,651,000 
below the request. This appropriation, which is considered 
mandatory for scorekeeping purposes, provides for fees and 
expenses of witnesses who appear on behalf of the Government in 
cases in which the United States is a party, including fact and 
expert witnesses, mental competency examinations, and witness/
informant protection. Funds are also used to provide private 
counsel to pay certain legal expenses of Federal employees.
    The Committee also recommends bill language, included in 
previous Appropriations Acts, which allows: (1) up to 
$6,000,000 for protected witness safesites; (2) up to 
$1,000,000 for the purchase and maintenance of armored vehicles 
for prisoner transportation; and (3) up to $5,000,000 that may 
be made available for installation and operation of a secure 
automated network.

           Salaries and expenses, Community Relations Service

    The Committee recommends $9,269,000 for the Community 
Relations Service for fiscal year 2002, the same as the request 
and $813,000 above the current year appropriation. This level 
will fund pay and inflationary base adjustments. In addition, 
the recommendation includes a provision that allows the 
Attorney General to transfer $1,000,000 from funds made 
available to the Department of Justice to this account, thereby 
allowing for a total funding level of $10,269,000.
    The Community Relations Service was established by Title X 
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to provide assistance to 
communities in resolving disagreements arising from 
discriminatory practices.
    The Committee recommends bill language, identical to that 
included in previous years, which allows the Attorney General 
to provide additional resources for the Community Relations 
Service, if emergent circumstances exist, through the transfer 
of funds from other Department of Justice programs, and subject 
to the requirements of section 605 of this Act.

                         Assets Forfeiture Fund

    The Committee recommends $21,949,000 for the Assets 
Forfeiture Fund for fiscal year 2002, which is $1,000,000 below 
the amount requested and the level provided in the current year 
appropriation.
    This account provides funds for additional investigative 
expenses of the FBI, DEA, INS and USMS, such as purchase of 
evidence, equipping of conveyances, and investigative expenses 
leading to seizure. Funds for these activities are provided 
from receipts in the Assets Forfeiture Fund resulting from the 
forfeiture of assets. Expenses related to the management and 
disposal of assets are also provided from these receipts in the 
Assets Forfeiture Fund by a permanent indefinite appropriation.

                    Radiation Exposure Compensation


                        Administrative expenses

    The Committee recommends $1,996,000 for fiscal year 2002, 
the full amount requested and the same level provided in the 
current year appropriation, for the expenses of the Civil 
Division necessary to handle claims and litigation arising from 
the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) of 1990, as 
amended.
    This program was established to permit the payment of 
claims to individuals exposed to radiation as a result of 
atmospheric nuclear tests and uranium mining in accordance with 
RECA.

       Payment to the radiation exposure compensation trust fund

    The Committee recommends $10,776,000 for fiscal year 2002, 
to make payments to individuals who qualify under the Radiation 
Exposure Compensation Act. This is the same level as the 
request and the current year appropriation.
    The Committee also recommends bill language, identical to 
that included last year, to limit compensation payments to 
claims covered by RECA as in effect on June 1, 2000.
    The Committee is aware that over $200,000,000 is required 
in fiscal year 2002 to cover approximately 1,767 awards. The 
Committee strongly encourages the Administration to work with 
the appropriate authorizing committees to develop other funding 
options for the payment of these claims.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement


                 Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement

    The Committee recommends $340,189,000 for Interagency Crime 
and Drug Enforcement for fiscal year 2002, an increase of 
$15,008,000 above the current year appropriation and $2,083,000 
above the request, to provide for inflationary increases for 
Department of Justice agencies' participation in this program.
    The Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement (ICDE) program 
was created in 1982 to ensure a coordinated, multi-agency 
approach to attacking and dismantling high-level drug 
enterprises. Through its nine regional Task Forces, the ICDE 
program utilizes the combined resources and expertise of its 11 
Federal agency members, in cooperation with State and local 
investigators and prosecutors, to target and destroy major 
narcotics trafficking and money laundering organizations. 
Amounts provided in the accompanying bill are to reimburse 
Department of Justice components for their costs to participate 
in ICDE task forces; additional funding for non-Justice 
Department agencies' participation in ICDE is provided in other 
Appropriations Acts.
    The recommendation includes funding for the DOJ components 
as follows:

                        REIMBURSEMENTS BY AGENCY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                FTE           $(000)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DEA.....................................           1,000        $112,073
FBI.....................................             912         116,144
INS.....................................             117          16,199
Marshals................................              13           2,098
US Attorneys............................             887          89,623
Criminal Division.......................               6             851
Tax Division............................              14           1,441
Administrative Office...................              12           1,760
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................           2,961         340,189
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recommends bill language, similar to that 
included in previous Appropriations Acts, which: (1) allows for 
intergovernmental agreements with State and local law 
enforcement agencies; (2) makes $50,000,000 available until 
expended; (3) allows funds to be used under existing 
authorities available to participating organizations; and (4) 
allows the Attorney General to reallocate unobligated balances 
among participating organizations, subject to the reprogramming 
procedures described in Section 605 of this Act.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation


                         Salaries and Expenses

    The Committee recommends total budget authority of 
$3,491,073,000 for the FBI salaries and expenses account for 
fiscal year 2002. This amount is $14,786,000 below the request 
and $262,591,000 above the level provided for fiscal year 2001.
    The Committee recommends an increase of $122,348,000 in 
adjustments to base. The Committee has provided the full amount 
for base adjustments to support the FBI's current staffing and 
operating level as reflected in the budget request.
    The Committee is highly concerned about the recent and 
recurring problems plaguing the FBI, including the Hanssen 
espionage case that went undetected by the FBI for at least 15 
years; the problems in turning over all the evidence in the 
McVeigh case; and reports that an agent has been selling secret 
documents for more than a year to criminal elements and defense 
attorneys. These severe lapses in security and procedure are 
particularly troubling, given that this Committee has increased 
the FBI's budget by more than 32% since 1996. These increases 
have supported information technology upgrades, more agents, 
and an expanded presence overseas.
    The Committee notes that a number of reviews of the FBI are 
underway, the latest of which is at the direction of the 
Attorney General. The Committee commends the Attorney General 
for his recent action directing that the Department's Strategic 
Management Council conduct a comprehensive review of the FBI 
and submit recommendations for reform no later than January 1, 
2002. The Committee directs the Strategic Management Council to 
consult with the Appropriations Committee during its review. 
The Committee believes that this review will enhance the 
institutional integrity of the Bureau, and enhance the 
perception of uncompromising personal integrity of the 
employees of the world's premier law enforcement entity.
    In order to provide on-going oversight, as set forth in the 
Inspector General report language and in the opening statement 
of this report, the Office of the Inspector General will now 
have the authority to conduct investigations into allegations 
of employee misconduct within the FBI. The Committee fully 
supports the planned revision to the Department's internal 
directive issued by the Attorney General, and expects that the 
FBI will comply with the direction included in that internal 
order. This expanded authority will enable the Department's 
Inspector General to investigate allegations of employee 
misconduct within the FBI.
    The Committee continues to be concerned with the FBI's 
ability to execute its budget within the funding levels 
appropriated by Congress, and expects to be consulted if any 
problems should arise in maintaining an adequate level of 
agents and other personnel necessary to fulfilling the mission 
of the FBI. The Committee also reminds the FBI that it is 
awaiting several outstanding reports, and expects the FBI to 
take every opportunity to provide these reports to the Congress 
as quickly as possible.
    The Committee requests that the new director, once 
confirmed, submit a comprehensive budget and financial review 
of the FBI no later than six months after being confirmed.
    The Committee recommendation continues to include a 
provision that identifies the funded position and FTE levels 
provided in the bill. These staffing levels are consistent with 
full base funding requested and program increases provided in 
the Committee recommendation.
    The following distribution represents the Committee 
recommendation:

                                            FBI SALARIES AND EXPENSES
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Activity                                   Pos.             FTE           Amount
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Criminal, Security and Other Investigations:
    Organized Criminal Enterprises..............................           3,778           3,787        $467,246
    White Collar Crime..........................................           4,164           4,068         497,066
    Other Field Programs........................................          10,362          10,130       1,449,170
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................          18,304          17,985       2,413,482
                                                                 ===============================================
Law Enforcement Support:
    Training, Recruitment, and Applicants.......................           1,017             987         124,383
    Forensic Services...........................................             730             697         138,195
    Information, Management, Automation & Telecommunications....             553             554         243,168
    Technical Field Support & Services..........................             260             242         150,710
    Criminal Justice Services...................................           2,010           2,021         210,354
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................           4,570           4,501         866,810
                                                                 ===============================================
Program Direction: Management and Administration................           2,061           2,002         210,781
                                                                 ===============================================
      Total, Direct Appropriations..............................          24,935          24,488      $3,491,073
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee reminds the FBI that changes in this 
distribution are subject to the reprogramming requirements in 
section 605 of this Act.
    The Committee recommends program increases totaling 
$140,243,000, as follows:
    Trilogy.--Trilogy, the FBI's information technology upgrade 
plan, will be implemented at all field offices, the Quantico, 
VA facilities, Clarksburg, WV, the FBI Headquarters building in 
Washington, D.C., and all Legal Attache Offices. The 
recommendation for Trilogy includes an increase of $67,660,000, 
as requested, for the second year of this three-year 
implementation plan. When combined with $100,700,000 in base 
and prior year funding, a total of $168,360,000 will be 
available to continue this program in fiscal year 2002. The 
Committee notes that the FBI submitted a revised strategy for 
this initiative in September, 2000, and that this plan was 
approved in that form by the Committee. The Bureau is again 
directed to continue to provide quarterly status reports to the 
Committee on implementation of this plan, including funding 
obligations. Any proposed changes to the plan as agreed upon 
must be reviewed with the Committee.
    Information Technology Report.--As requested in fiscal year 
2001, the Committee requests that the FBI provide an updated 
information technology report, to include: a complete listing 
of all information technology projects; the stage of each 
project's development and deployment; base funding for each 
project, to include all sources of funding; the fiscal year 
2001 and 2002 funding level of each project; and the outyear 
cost projections for each project, including recurring 
requirements for operations and maintenance of these systems. 
This report is to be submitted no later than January 1, 2002.
    Counterterrorism Initiative.--The recommendation includes 
$24,082,000 in increases for FBI's Counterterrorism needs, 
including $12,302,000 for the FBI's participation in the 2002 
Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and $11,780,000 for the FBI's 
Incident Response Readiness program. The Committee directs the 
FBI to continue to coordinate its Counterterrorism activities 
with appropriate local, State, Federal and foreign entities.
    Cybercrime Initiative.--Increases of $17,224,000 are 
provided for the FBI's cybercrime activities. When combined 
with $91,398,000 in base resources, a total of $108,642,000 is 
available to the FBI to address the growing threat of 
cybercrime. Funds are also provided under the U.S. Attorneys 
and other areas of this bill to address cybercrime. The 
Attorney General is directed to formulate a coordinated 
approach to preventing, detecting, and successfully prosecuting 
instances of cybercrime, and to submit a report by January 4, 
2002, detailing its activities and successes in detecting and 
prosecuting criminals involved in cybercrime. This report is to 
include an update on the FBI's Innocent Images National 
Initiative, the Internet Fraud Complaint Center, and 
cybercrimes involving intellectual property rights.
    Quantico, VA Laboratory Activation Costs.--The 
recommendation assumes a transfer of $25,073,000 from the 
Working Capital Fund, as requested, to meet one-time costs 
associated with the activation of the FBI's new lab at 
Quantico. Another $14,135,000 is provided for costs associated 
with decommissioning the old lab in the FBI headquarters 
building.
    Counterintelligence Initiative.--The recommendation 
includes an increase of $31,277,000, 182 positions, and 91 FTE, 
the full amount requested, for a counterintelligence initiative 
to allow the FBI to more effectively address foreign 
intelligence threats on an ongoing basis.
    The Committee is aware of the FBI's efforts through the 
Jewelry and Gem (JAG) program to establish multi-agency task 
forces to address the increased incidents of violent crimes 
against jewelry vendors, and encourages the FBI to continue 
todevote appropriate resources to disrupting these criminal 
enterprises. The Committee also encourages the Bureau to continue to 
make technological improvements in its audio intelligence and forensics 
capabilities.
    The Committee also includes bill language, similar to that 
included in previous Appropriations Acts, which provides: (1) 
for purchase of not to exceed 1,236 passenger vehicles, of 
which 1,142 will be for replacement only, without regard to 
general purchase price limitations, and the acquisition and 
operation of aircraft; (2) up to $70,000 for unforeseen 
emergencies; (3) up to $50,000,000 for automated data 
processing, telecommunications and technical equipment, and up 
to $1,000,000 for undercover operations to remain available 
until September 30, 2003; (4) not less than $448,467,000 for 
counterterrorism investigations, foreign counterintelligence, 
and national security activities; (5) up to $10,000,000 to 
reimburse State and local police for assistance related to 
violent crime, terrorism and drug investigations; and (6) up to 
$45,000 for official reception and representation expenses. In 
addition, bill language is included, as carried in prior fiscal 
years, setting forth certain authorities. Bill language is 
deleted as requested which prohibits funds from being used to 
provide ballistics equipment to State or local entities that 
have received similar equipment from other Federal agencies.

                              Construction

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,250,000 for FBI 
construction, which is the same amount as requested and 
$15,400,000 below the current year appropriation.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration


                         Salaries and Expenses

    The Committee recommends total budget authority of 
$1,543,083,000 for the DEA Salaries and Expenses account for 
fiscal year 2002, of which $67,000,000 is derived from the 
Diversion Control Fund, resulting in a direct appropriation of 
$1,476,083,000. The recommendation is $99,414,000 above the 
fiscal year 2001 level and $4,846,000 below the request.
    The recommended level provides for a net increase of 
$68,213,000 for pay and inflationary costs to maintain the 
current operating level. Of this amount, increases totaling 
$73,532,000 are provided, offset by a reduction of $5,319,000 
for General Services Administration rent decreases. Base 
adjustments include the total amount requested to adjust for 
the DEA rent ``shortfall.'' The Committee remains concerned 
that the DEA has opened a number of offices around the country 
with no clear, standard criteria for opening offices, and is 
still awaiting the DEA's criteria for opening new offices. DEA 
will recall that it received approval from the Committee, after 
the fact, to open these offices and begin incurring rent costs, 
and that this approval was predicated on the agreement that DEA 
would develop and submit criteria for opening offices in the 
future. To that end, the DEA is directed to submit, by July 30, 
2001, their criteria for when a new office opening is 
justified. The DEA is expected to consult with the Committee in 
developing these criteria.
    Further, the Committee approves, with two minor 
modifications, the FY 2001 reprogramming received in June 2001, 
which includes a number of mostly technical corrections to 
DEA's budget. The Committee understands that the reprogramming 
will provide a more accurate accounting of DEA's present costs 
by decision unit,and that the vast majority of the changes 
proposed in the reprogramming are simply administrative in nature, and 
that this reprogramming does not change what DEA employees do, or their 
organizational or geographic assignments. The Committee commends the 
DEA for taking this step to accurately account for its funding, and to 
address the Committee's previously expressed concerns about DEA's 
inattention to its reprogramming and fiscal responsibilities.
    In addition, the Committee recommends $47,560,000 for 
program enhancements. The following table represents funding 
provided under this account:

                                            DEA SALARIES AND EXPENSES
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                            Activity                                   Pos.             FTE           Amount
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Enforcement:
    Domestic Enforcement........................................           2,092           2,044        $429,401
    Foreign Cooperative Investigations..........................             633             600         193,275
    Drug and Chemical Diversion.................................             165             165          18,961
    State and Local Task Forces.................................           1,699           1,696         244,385
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................           4,589           4,505         886,022
                                                                 ===============================================
Investigative Support:
    Intelligence................................................             952             968         119,719
    Laboratory Services.........................................             452             415          60,674
    Training....................................................              99              98          24,754
    RETO........................................................             587             567         121,870
    ADP.........................................................             125             121         159,044
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................           2,215           2,169         486,061
                                                                 ===============================================
Management and Administration...................................             850             841         104,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total, DEA................................................           7,654           7,515       1,476,083
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    DEA is reminded that any deviation from the above 
distribution is subject to the reprogramming requirements of 
section 605 of this Act.
    The Committee recommends the following program increases:
    Special Operations Division.--The Committee recommends 
$15,056,000, 62 positions and 32 FTE, including 13 special 
agents, within Domestic Enforcement for theSpecial Operations 
Division (SOD) to expand support for critical enhancements for drug 
enforcement investigations associated with the Southwest Border 
Initiative, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
    FIREBIRD Implementation.--FIREBIRD, DEA's primary office 
automation system, supports agency operations by providing 
critical investigative, operational and administrative tools to 
DEA personnel. To continue deployment and upgrades to DEA's 
FIREBIRD system, $19,400,000, 3 positions and 2 FTE are 
provided for FIREBIRD implementation. Of this amount, 
$2,500,000 is for deployment; $15,000,000 is for technology 
renewal; and $1,900,000 is for network security. The DEA is 
directed to submit an updated implementation and maintenance 
plan to the Committee by December 14, 2001. The DEA is directed 
to consult with the Committee prior to beginning this report.
    Laboratory Operations.--The Committee recommends 
$13,104,000, 69 positions and 35 FTE including 46 chemists, to 
meet critical requirements within the Laboratory Services 
Program. The DEA is directed to submit a plan for distribution 
of this funding by December 14, 2001.
    In order to ensure that DEA does not exceed its funded 
staffing level, the Committee recommendation continues to 
include a provision, as with the FBI and the INS, that 
identifies the funded position and FTE levels provided in the 
bill. These staffing levels are consistent with full base 
funding requested and program increases provided in the 
Committee recommendation.
    Caribbean Initiative.--The Committee notes that significant 
additional resources have been provided to DEA, the FBI, and 
INS since fiscal year 1997 to augment activities in Puerto 
Rico, the Caribbean, and South Florida. The Committee earlier 
directed the Attorney General to provide a report, in 
consultation with the Secretaries of Treasury and 
Transportation, to the Committee on the status of the 
implementation of the enhancements that have been provided in 
prior fiscal years and outline any additional requirements 
necessary to address the flow of drugs coming through the 
Caribbean. The Committee directs that this report be submitted 
to the Committee by January 31, 2002. The Committee also 
reminds the DEA that it is awaiting several outstanding 
reports, and expects the DEA to take every opportunity to 
provide these reports to the Congress as quickly as possible.
    The Committee directs that DEA continue to provide 
quarterly reports on the investigative workhours and funding, 
by type, within major source and transit countries, including 
the Caribbean, delineated by country and function.
    Methamphetamines.--The Committee is concerned with the 
growing problem of Ecstasy and methamphetamine use in 
communities, particularly rural communities, throughout the 
United States. The Committee does not feel that the Department 
of Justice has developed an adequate, coordinated strategy to 
reduce and eliminate the use of these highly addictive drugs. 
Therefore, the Attorney General and DEA are directed to develop 
a coordinated strategy to address this escalating problem, and 
submit a report to the Committee no later than six months 
following the confirmation of the new Administrator of DEA.
    OxyContin.--The Committee is concerned with the recent 
flourish of abuse and illicit availability of the prescription 
drug OxyContin throughout rural America, particularly in 
Southern and Eastern Kentucky and Virginia. The Committee notes 
that over 100 confirmed OxyContin overdose deaths have occurred 
in Kentucky and Virginia alone within the last year, and that 
state and local law enforcement agencies there are struggling 
with how to effectively combat this epidemic. Though the 
Committee commends the DEA for their public awareness campaign, 
and their continued outreach and negotiations with the 
manufacturer, the Committee is disappointed with the lack of 
attention paid to assisting law enforcement agencies at the 
local level, and feels DEA should redouble their efforts in 
this regard. In addition, as with methamphetamines and Ecstasy, 
the Committee is equally concerned that the Department has not 
implemented a coordinated strategy to reduce the illegal use 
and distribution of this powerful substance. Therefore, the 
Committee directs DEA to submit a report no later than November 
1, 2001, which outlines a coordination strategy and 
distribution of resources for tackling the OxyContin problem, 
with particular attention to the unique circumstances facing 
rural law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
    High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).--The 
Committee expects DEA to continue its participation in the High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, particularly those operating 
in the Midwest, to combat the influx of methamphetamines. 
Further, the Committee expects DEA to continue its support of 
State and Local Task Forces, and directs DEA to submit a report 
by January 4, 2002, outlining the successes of thisprogram and 
suggesting areas for improvement and greater coordination. The DEA is 
expected to consult with its State and local partners in developing 
this report.
    Drug Diversion Control Fee Account.--The recommendation 
includes $67,000,000 for DEA's Drug Diversion Control Program 
for fiscal year 2002, the full amount requested. The 
recommendation provides an increase of $2,478,000 for 
adjustments to base. The recommendation assumes that the level 
of balances in the Fee Account are sufficient to fully support 
diversion control programs in fiscal year 2002. As was the case 
in previous fiscal years, no funds are provided in the DEA 
salaries and expenses appropriation for this account in fiscal 
year 2002.
    The Drug Diversion Control Program is responsible for 
control of diversion, distribution, manufacture and abuse of 
legitimate pharmaceuticals. DEA annually registers in excess of 
900,000 drug handlers, of which over 1,670 are manufacturers, 
distributors, importers, exporters, and others handling large 
volumes of controlled substances. These registrants pay fees, 
which fully support the cost of this program.
    The Committee also recommends bill language, similar to 
that included in previous Appropriations Acts, which provides: 
(1) up to $70,000 for unforeseen emergencies; (2) for expenses 
for drug education and training programs; (3) for purchase of 
passenger vehicles without regard to general purchase price 
limitations, and acquisition and operation of aircraft; (4) up 
to $1,800,000 for research to remain available until expended; 
(5) up to $4,000,000 for evidence and information, up to 
$10,000,000 for automated data processing and 
telecommunications, up to $2,000,000 for laboratory equipment, 
$4,000,000 for technical equipment, and $2,000,000 for aircraft 
replacement parts to remain available until September 30, 2003; 
and (6) up to $50,000 for official reception and representation 
expenses. In addition, language is continued which specifies 
the number of positions and workyears provided to DEA.

                              construction

    The Committee directs the DEA to submit a report by 
December 14, 2001 on the status of laboratory construction and 
renovation projects around the country.

                 Immigration and Naturalization Service

    The Committee recommends total new spending authority of 
$5,640,504,000 for the INS for fiscal year 2002. This includes 
a direct appropriation of $3,371,440,000 for salaries and 
expenses, which is $252,441,000 above the fiscal year 2001 
level and $16,561,000 below the request. Also included in the 
total amount provided for new spending authority is 
$2,140,610,000 in anticipated fee collections and estimated 
carryover, which is $591,130,000 above the current year level 
and $146,669,000 above the amount requested. For construction, 
$128,454,000 is provided, which is $4,555,000 less than the 
amount provided in fiscal year 2001 and $44,000 above the 
request.

                         salaries and expenses

    This year the Committee has once again devoted considerable 
resources to the INS. For this support, the Committee expects a 
return on investment that will be greater than what it has 
received in the past from the INS. The Committee understands 
that it is the intention of the Administration to submit 
legislation to reorganize the INS. The Committee urges the 
Administration to submit this legislation as soon as possible 
as reorganization of the INS remains one of this Committee's 
highest priorities.
    The Committee is also concerned about how the INS is 
enforcing Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 
1952, as amended. This section pertains to the general classes 
of aliens ineligible to receive visas. The Committee is 
particularly concerned with people who are granted entrance 
into the United States who may have been foreign intelligence 
operatives against the United States; who have been or are 
involved in trafficking in persons; or who are foreign 
government officials who have engaged in particularly severe 
violations of human rights or religious freedom. The INS, in 
cooperation with the State Department's Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, is directed to submit a report by December 20, 2001, 
describing its efforts to enforce the provisions of Section 
212.
    The Committee also reminds the INS that it is awaiting 
several outstanding reports, and expects the INS to take every 
opportunity to provide these reports to the Congress as quickly 
as possible.
    Backlogs in Naturalization and Other Benefits Applications 
Cases.--As in previous years, numerous Members of Congress and 
their constituents continue to have complaints about the lack 
of attentiveness to their requests for better service and 
enforcement. As a result, Members have requested either 
additional resources in the nearest INS office, the opening of 
new INS offices to deal with backlogs, or the upgrade of 
existing offices. Among the many complaints the Committee has 
received, Members have reported serious problems in the 
following areas: Northern Virginia; New York, New York; Bronx, 
New York; Sioux City, Iowa; Nashville, Tennessee; and Northern 
New Jersey. Many Members of Congress report that their district 
offices serve as ``satellite'' INS offices. This situation is 
unacceptable and will not be tolerated any longer. The 
Committee continues to believe that additional resources or 
upgrading additional offices will not provide relief from poor 
service, lack of enforcement and mismanagement, and that 
management improvements need to be made immediately.
    Enforcement and Border Affairs.--The Committee recommends 
$2,738,517,000 for Enforcement and Border Affairs. The account 
provides for activities related to inspections, border patrol, 
investigations, detention and deportation, and intelligence. 
This amount is $1,176,000 above the request and $197,064,000 
above the fiscal year 2001 level. Of this amount, a net 
increase of $87,824,000 is provided for adjustments to base. 
Program increases are described below.
    Border Patrol Agents.--To continue to ensure a safe and 
secure border, $66,352,000, 570 positions and 143 FTE are 
included for new border patrol agents. Should the INS be unable 
to hire up to the full amount, the INS is directed to consult 
with the Committee to determine how to reallocate funding 
provided for these additional 570 Border Patrol agents. The INS 
is reminded of the reprogramming obligations as set forth under 
Section 605 of this Act. While some increased level of border 
control is being witnessed on parts of the Southwest Border, 
namely in San Diego, as a result of the doubling of border 
patrol agents and technology in this region, the problem has 
shifted to other areas along the Southwest Border. In addition, 
the Committee remains concerned about the continued problem 
along the Northern Border. The Committee expects INS to submit 
a deployment plan to the Committee for the new agents provided, 
andexpects the plan to pay particular attention to the needs 
along the Northern Border and areas along the Southwest Border 
experiencing the influx of illegal aliens due to operations along other 
parts of the border. The INS is also directed to provide the Committee 
with quarterly status reports on border patrol hiring, with the first 
such report due no later than January 15, 2002.
    Quick Response Teams (QRTs).--In addition to this funding 
for border enforcement needs, the Committee is providing an 
additional $3,500,000 to establish three QRTs in New Jersey. 
The INS is directed to consult with the Committee regarding the 
establishment of these task forces. The Committee notes that 
from October through December 2000, the INS received 2,532 
requests for assistance from state and local law enforcement, 
the largest number of requests received by the QRTs in any 
given quarter to date. In addition, these QRTs made 2,246 
arrests and 1,214 of those arrested were voluntarily returned 
to their countries of citizenship. Further, the average 
response time was less then three hours. The INS is directed to 
continue submitting its quarterly reports on the status of QRT 
response rates and apprehensions.
    The Committee recommendation continues to provide 
$30,737,000 of base resources for information resource 
management for border patrol equipment and technology. Of this 
amount, the Committee recommendation assumes no more than 
$5,000,000 for procurement of additional infrared night vision 
scopes and other equipment needs normally funded under this 
account.
    The Committee is extremely frustrated and disappointed with 
the INS lack of responsiveness to Congress, especially as it 
relates to the Tucson Border Patrol Sector in Arizona. The 
illegal immigration problem in the Tucson Sector is severe and 
demands immediate attention. As a result of the INS failing to 
comply or give proper explanation of numerous matters in the 
Tucson Sector, the Committee is requiring that the INS provide 
monthly expenditure reports from the Tucson Sector in order to 
allow more thorough oversight of the activities in this sector. 
The INS is directed to consult with the Committee to determine 
the expenditures that will be included in these reports. 
Further, the Committee is concerned with INS compliance with 
bill language that has been included for the last three fiscal 
years prohibiting the Tucson Sector from using funding to 
establish a permanent checkpoint. Bill language states that no 
funds shall be available for the site acquisition, design, or 
construction of any Border Patrol checkpoint in the Tucson 
sector. The INS is reminded that it must not operate a 
checkpoint at the same location for seven consecutive days 
during a 14 day period in the Tucson Sector. The Committee also 
directs the Tucson Sector to implement the negotiations that 
were directed to be completed last year to relocate Tucson 
Sector helicopter operations to Sierra Vista, Arizona.
    The Committee continues bill language carried in previous 
Acts requiring that the San Clemente and Temecula checkpoints 
be fully operational on a continuous 24-hour basis.
    Detention and Removals.--To support additional detention 
beds requested under the Breached Bond/Detention Fund, 
$20,309,000 and 116 positions are provided for additional 
staffing. Another $1,873,000 is provided for 40 additional vans 
and 7 buses for transportation of detainees. To accommodate 
expected increases in detainee transportation needs, $8,796,000 
is provided for additional JPATS movements. In addition, 
$8,672,000 is provided for additional costs associated with 
providing medical care to detainees. Finally, $2,653,000 is 
provided to enable the INS legal proceedings program to assist 
the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Office of Immigration 
Litigation in immigration-related matters arising in Federal 
courts.
    IDENT/IAFIS.--The Committee recommendation assumes 
$27,000,000 from the Working Capital Fund for continued 
deployment and integration needs of the IDENT/IAFIS systems. 
This funding will provide for the continued development and 
deployment of the ten-print workstation and a ten-print 
fingerprint file within IAFIS to support INS apprehension data; 
and the planning and design of the interface between INS' 
Enforcement Case Tracking System (ENFORCE) and the integrated 
IDENT/IAFIS system. The Committee directs the Justice 
Management Division (JMD) to consult with the Committee prior 
to the obligation of any of these funds. The Committee expects 
JMD to continue managing this program and directs the 
Department to report on the progress of this planned 
intergration.
    Citizenship and Benefits, Immigration Support and Program 
Resources.--The Committee recommends $632,923,000, which is 
$55,377,000 above the current fiscal year and $17,737,000 below 
the request. Of this amount, $7,462,000 is provided for 
adjustments to base as requested. In addition, the 
recommendation includes an increase of $45,000,000 as 
requested, plus $35,000,000 in base funds and $20,000,000 in 
fees, to continue the naturalization and other applications 
backlog reduction initiative.
    The Committee has provided significant resources to the INS 
over the last three years--over $517 million--to address the 
naturalization backlog and to improve the integrity of the 
naturalization process, based upon INS' representation that it 
would achieve certain results. This funding is in addition to 
the fees that the INS collects to process immigration 
applications. Despite the Committee's continued concerns, once 
again the recommendation provides additional resources to the 
INS to address both the naturalization backlog and other 
immigration benefits applications backlogs. The Committee 
expects the INS to improve the services as promised, and 
directs the INS to continue to provide monthly reports to the 
Committee on the status of processing of naturalization, 
adjustment of status, and all other immigration benefits 
applications. Finally, the INS is asked to undertake as many 
naturalization ceremonies as possible on or near the 4th of 
July.

                       offsetting fee collections

    The Committee recommendation assumes a total of 
$2,140,610,000 in offsetting fee collections, an increase of 
$591,130,000 from the current year and $146,669,000 above the 
request, to support activities related to the legal admission 
of persons into the United States. These activities are 
supported primarily by fees paid by persons who are either 
traveling internationally or applying for immigration benefits. 
The Committee notes that the fiscal year 2002 budget request 
proposed new or expanded fees to support a number of 
initiatives, including an increase in the fee charged certain 
airline passengers, and the lifting of the fee exemption for 
cruise ship passengers. The Committee adopts the recommendation 
for increasing the current airline passenger user fee from $6 
to $7, and for lifting the current cruise ship fee exemption 
and charging $3 per passenger. The following levels are 
recommended:
    Immigration Inspections User Fees.--Increases recommended 
under this account will be supported from the requested changes 
in the current fee structure. The Committee notes that a number 
of airports around the country are short of inspections 
personnel and expects that this fee increase will enable the 
INS to meet increasing staffing demands and meet the mandated 
45 minute inspection timeframe at all airports. The Committee 
notes that the INS is about to undertake a study on the user 
fee program; prior to beginning this study or obligating any 
funds, the INS is directed to consult with the Committee. The 
Committee recommendation assumes $591,866,000 of spending from 
offsetting collections in this account, an increase of 
$97,482,000 above fiscal year 2001 and the same amount 
requested. For airport inspections, the recommendation includes 
adjustments to base as requested, plus 283 positions and 142 
workyears for additional Immigration Inspectors at new and 
renovated airport terminals, as well as at high growth 
airports. The INS is expected to consult with the Committee 
prior to the deployment of these new positions. Otherincreases 
provided under this account include $4,510,000, 60 positions and 30 
workyears for additional inspectors to enable the INS to analyze 
traveler information in advance of plane arrivals; $4,144,000 for 
additional inspection assistants and clerks to perform ancillary 
inspection functions at medium and large airports; $6,512,000, 15 
positions and 8 workyears for 7 detention enforcement officers, 3 
deportation officers, 5 docket clerks, and 200 additional detention 
beds; and $14,370,000 to begin implementation of an automated entry/
exit system at airports as mandated in the INS Data Management 
Improvement Act of 2000. This Act requires the development of an 
integrated entry and exit data system that would use available data to 
record alien arrivals and departures in an electronic format. Another 
$6,425,000 is provided for the National Automated Lookout System, an 
expansion of the Inspections Traveler Examination, and for purchase of 
additional Live Scan Devices that will send electronic fingerprint 
submissions to the FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint 
Identification System. Prior to the obligation of any of these 
additional funds, the INS is directed to submit a complete and detailed 
implementation plan for how these funds will be used. An additional 
$6,300,000 is also provided from increased fees to improve the Carrier 
Consultant Program. The INS is directed to ensure that its fee working 
group be consulted in the development of this enhanced program. To 
provide INS with adequate resources to address the expected increase in 
international travel as a result of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter 
Olympics, $1,000,000 is provided for overtime and other needs 
associated with this event. For seaport inspections, $4,153,000 is 
provided for 54 positions and 27 workyears for additional inspectors. 
Another $2,273,000 is provided for passenger analysis units to analyze 
passengers in advance to identify inadmissible aliens. As for airport 
inspections, this allowance provides $1,069,000 for 25 positions and 12 
workyears for additional inspection assistants. This increase will 
enable inspectors to devote their time exclusively to conducting 
inspections. Finally, $5,545,000 is provided for information technology 
initiatives. As in the airport inspection program, the INS is directed 
to consult with its fee user group to develop an implementation 
strategy for these technology programs prior to the obligation of any 
of these funds. The Committee notes that the INS must partner with the 
affected industries in order to ensure that these investments are used 
in a manner so as to achieve the highest return on investment.
    Immigration Examinations Fees.--The Committee 
recommendation assumes $1,376,871,000 to support the 
adjudication of applications for immigration benefits to be 
derived from fees collected from persons applying for 
immigration benefits. This represents an increase of 
$407,020,000 above fiscal year 2001 spending on these 
activities and $118,783,000 above the request. This amount 
represents the expected increases from the Legal Immigration 
Family Equity Act (LIFE Act), Public Law 106-553, and the LIFE 
Act Amendments, Public Law 106-554, including extension of 
section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. INS 
estimates that an additional 2,300,000 applications/petitions 
will be filed under the LIFE Act in fiscal year 2001, and 
upwards of 1,200,000 will be filed in fiscal year 2002. These 
amounts are in addition to the nearly 6,000,000 applications/
petitions filed in fiscal year 2000. This funding, in addition 
to the funding provided in direct appropriations, will enable 
the INS to attain a six-month processing time in less than five 
years. The INS is also expected to provide no less than 
$43,000,000 for the telephone customer service center and no 
less than $7,200,000 for the indexing and conversion of INS 
microfilm images.
    Land Border Inspections Fees.--The Committee recommendation 
assumes $2,944,000 in spending from the Land Border Inspection 
Fund, an increase of $1,274,000 above the current year and 
$1,230,000 above the request. The current revenues generated in 
this account are from Dedicated Commuter Lanes in Blaine and 
Port Roberts, Washington; Detroit Tunnel and Ambassador Bridge, 
Michigan; and Otay Mesa, California; and Automated PermitPorts 
which provide pre-screened local border residents border crossing 
privileges by means of automated inspections.
    Breached Bond/Detention Fund.--The recommendation assumes 
$139,935,000 in spending for detention of illegal aliens from 
the Immigration Breached Bond/Detention Fund in fiscal year 
2002, an increase of $59,335,000 above the fiscal year 2001 
level and $19,172,000 above the request. The allowance assumes 
increased receipts resulting from the temporary reinstatement 
of section 245(i). Of these increased receipts, $38,517,000 
will be used to fund an additional 1,407 detention beds, and 
another $1,483,000 will fund vehicles to transport the 
increased number of detainees. Carryover balances from 245(i) 
fees collected in prior years remain in this account for 
expenditure in fiscal year 2002.
    Resources available in this Fund are derived from the 
recovery of breached cash and surety bonds in excess of 
$8,000,000, which are deposited in the Fund as offsetting 
collections. In addition, resources are also available in this 
account from a portion of fees charged under section 245(i) of 
the Immigration and Nationality Act, which initially expired on 
January 14, 1998.
    H-1B Fees.--The recommendation includes $16,000,000 to 
process H-1B visas. This amount assumes the proposed spending 
increase of $13,192,000 in this account as a result of Public 
Law 106-313, the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century 
Act of 2000 and fiscal year 2000 carryover. The H-1B is a 
temporary visa category for non-immigrant, highly skilled 
workers. The Committee understands that the increased revenues 
in this account will be used to hire term employees, to augment 
the Service Center's overtime budgets, and to provide 
enhancements and improvements to the Computer Linked 
Application Information Management System, or CLAIMS 3.
    Other.--The Committee has again included provisions that 
limit the level of staffing for the INS Offices of 
Congressional and Public Affairs. This limitation is not to 
affect the level of staffing dedicated to casework. In 
addition, the recommendation continues the limitation on the 
number of non-career employees at not to exceed four employees.
    The Committee also recommends bill language, similar to 
that included in previous Appropriations Acts, which provides: 
(1) up to $50,000 to meet unforeseen emergencies of a 
confidential nature; (2) for the purchase of motor vehicles for 
police-type use and for uniforms, without regard to general 
purchase price limitations; (3) for the acquisition and 
operation of aircraft; (4) for research up to $400,000 to be 
available until expended; (5) up to $10,000,000 for basic 
officer training; (6) up to $5,000,000 for payments to State 
and local law enforcement agencies engaged in cooperative 
activities related to immigration; (7) up to $5,000,000 to fund 
or reimburse other Federal agencies for costs associated with 
the repatriation of smuggled aliens; (8) that up to $30,000 may 
be paid to individual employees for overtime; (9) up to $5,000 
to be used for official reception and representation expenses; 
(10) that funds in this Act or any other Act may not be used 
for the continued operation of the San Clemente and Temecula 
checkpoints unless the checkpoints are open and traffic is 
being checked on a continuous 24-hour basis; (11) a limit on 
the level of funding for the Office of Legislative and Public 
Affairs; (12) a limit on the amount of funding available for 
non-career positions; (13) direction and authorization for the 
Attorney General to impose disciplinary actions, including 
termination of employment, for any INS employee who violates 
Department policies and procedures relative to granting 
citizenship or who willfully deceives the Congress or 
Department leadership on any matter; and (14) separate headings 
for Enforcement and Border Affairs and Citizenshipand Benefits, 
Immigration Support, and Program Direction. In addition, bill language 
is included under both headings which specifies the number of positions 
and FTE available to the INS.

                              Construction

    The Committee recommends $128,454,000 for Construction 
projects for the Immigration and Naturalization Service for 
fiscal year 2002, which is $44,000 above the request and 
$4,555,000 below the amount provided in fiscal year 2001.
    Border Control Construction.--Of the amount recommended, 
$42,728,000 is for planning and construction of the following 
border patrol facilities to meet space requirements for 
additional agents on the Southwest Border:

Full Construction Projects:
    Temecula, CA, Border Patrol Station.................      $6,000,000
    El Centro, CA, Border Patrol Station................       6,050,000
    Chula Vista, CA, Border Patrol Station..............       9,033,000
    Yuma, AZ, Border Sector Headquarters................       2,000,000
    Alpine, TX, Border Patrol Station...................       2,692,000
    Laredo, TX, Checkpoint System.......................       7,028,000
    Brownfield, CA, Lead Mitigation.....................       3,925,000
    San Diego, CA, Border Barriers......................       3,000,000
    Southwest Border Infrastructure.....................       3,000,000

    The Committee directs that a portion of the funding 
provided for Southwest Border Infrastructure repairs be 
directed to the Tucson Sector Border Patrol to repair or 
replace rural fences along the Mexico/Arizona border. The INS 
is directed to consult with the Committee prior to beginning 
this effort, and to provide a report to the Committee by 
December 15, 2001, on the status of repairing and replacing 
fences in this area.
    Detention Facility Construction.--Of the amount 
recommended, $31,890,000 is for planning and construction of 
additional bed space, to address expansion requirements at 
existing facilities, as follows:

Port Isabel, TX, Service Processing Center..............      $7,000,000
Krome, FL, Service Processing Center....................      14,890,000
El Centro, CA, Service Processing Center................       3,000,000
El Paso, TX, Service Processing Center..................       7,000,000

                         Federal Prison System


                         Salaries and Expenses

    The Committee recommends a fiscal year 2002 appropriation 
of $3,830,971,000 for the salaries and expenses of the Federal 
Prison System, which is $1,534,000 more than requested and 
$361,799,000 above the current fiscal year. When combined with 
$15,000,000 of projected carry over from fiscal year 2001, this 
will provide an operating level of $3,845,971,000.
    The Committee recommendation recognizes the critical 
importance of providing adequate space for the incarceration of 
sentenced and unsentenced Federal prisoners, and the need to 
activate newly constructed prison facilities. The 
recommendation provides for requested adjustments to base, 
including the annualization costs of new prisons activated and 
additional contract services provided in the fiscal year 2001 
appropriation.
    Activation of New Prisons.--The Committee includes funding 
for the activation of new facilities at the medium security 
facility in Petersburg, VA and the high security prison in Lee 
County, VA. Also provided is funding for equipment needed for 
the Glenville, WV Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) and 
the Canaan, PA United States Prison (USP).
    The Committee has been made aware that the Youngstown, OH 
private prison facility may be able to fulfill some of the 
needs of the Bureau of Prisons in housing medium security 
inmates. The Committee directs the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to 
conduct a review and submit a report to the Committee on the 
estimated cost to purchase the facility, and include an 
estimate on the cost to redesign the facility in order to 
fulfill the needs of housing medium security inmates. The 
report is to include estimates on the number of personnel and 
associated costs necessary to staff the facility. The BOP 
should compare the potential costs of running this facility 
with other BOP medium security facilities. This report is to be 
submitted to the Committee by September 10, 2001.
    The recommendation also includes $18,913,000 for an 
additional 1,500 contract confinement beds to house criminal 
aliens, and another $38,530,000 for 1,499 additional contract 
confinement beds to house the general inmate population.
    The Committee also supports the expansion of the drug 
treatment program as requested, as studies have shown that 
increases in treatment and other such rehabilitative programs 
can reduce recidivism rates. In addition, the Committee 
supports the request to establish a multi-faith based prison 
pre-release pilot program. The Committee directs that a fifth 
pilot be added, and that it be located at the Petersburg, VA 
facility. The Committee directs that the Bureau of Prisons, in 
conjunction with the Attorney General and the Office of Justice 
Programs, submit a report by April 1, 2002, assessing the 
implementation of this program. The BOP, in establishing these 
pilots, should build in baseline measures so as to enable the 
Department to assess the impact of this program on future 
recidivism rates.
    The Committee also recommends bill language, similar to 
that included in previous Appropriations Acts, which provides: 
(1) for the purchase of motor vehicles for police-type use; (2) 
for the provision of technical advice to foreign governments; 
(3) for transfer of funds to the Health Resources and Services 
Administration; (4) for the Director to enter into contracts to 
furnish health care; (5) up to $6,000 for reception and 
representation expenses; (6) up to $20,000,000 for contract 
confinement expenses for the care and security of Cuban and 
Haitian entrants; and (7) for the Federal Prison System to 
enter into contracts and other agreements with private entities 
for multi-year periods for the confinement of Federal 
prisoners. The Committee also includes a proposed change in the 
number of new and replacement automobile purchases, and 
includes language, as requested, designating an amount to 
remain available for two years.

                        Buildings and Facilities

    The Committee recommends $813,552,000 for fiscal year 2002 
for the construction, modernization, maintenance and repair of 
prison and detention facilities housing Federal prisoners, 
which is $19,721,000 below the request and $20,270,000 below 
the current fiscal year. The amount provided includes the full 
request for adjustments to base.
    The recommendation provides $630,047,000 as requested for 
facilities with prior funding:

                       [in thousands of dollars]

USP Western.............................................        $147,000
USP South East/Coleman, FL..............................         133,000
FCI South East/SC.......................................         106,000
FCI Mid Atlantic........................................          91,047
USP Western.............................................          11,500
FCI Butner, NC..........................................          11,500
USP Terre Haute, IN.....................................         130,000

    The Committee also provides $20,000,000 for site and 
planning for new facilities requested in the budget, including:

Northern Florida (female facility)......................          $5,000
FCI North Central (female facility).....................           5,000
FCI South Central.......................................           5,000
USP North East/Northern Mid Atlantic....................           5,000

    The Bureau is expected to consult with the Committee with 
respect to the siting and planning of these facilities.
    The Committee also recommends bill language, similar to 
that included in previous Appropriations Acts, which allows: 
(1) for planning, acquisition of sites, and construction of 
facilities; (2) for leasing a facility in Oklahoma City; (3) 
for acquisition, remodeling, and equipping facilities by 
contract or force account; (4) up to $14,000,000 to construct 
inmate work areas; (5) for use of prisoner labor; and (6) up to 
10 percent of this appropriation to be transferred to the 
salaries and expenses account.

                Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated


                (Limitation on Administrative Expenses)

    The Committee recommends a limitation on administrative 
expenses of $3,429,000 for Federal Prison Industries, 
Incorporated, for fiscal year 2002, which is $8,000 above the 
current limitation and equal to the request.

                       Office of Justice Programs

    The Committee recommends a total of $4,333,928,000 in new 
budget authority for fiscal year 2002 for the various law 
enforcement assistance programs, juvenile delinquency 
prevention programs, and research and statistics programs of 
the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). This amount is 
$660,932,000 above the request and $323,569,000 below the 
current year appropriation.Included in these amounts are funds 
for programs providing assistance to State and local entities, such as 
the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant program, the State Criminal Alien 
Assistance Program, the Violence Against Women Grant program, the Byrne 
Grant program, the Weed and Seed program, Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention programs, and Victims of Child Abuse programs.

                           Justice Assistance

    The Committee recommends $408,371,000 in direct 
appropriations for the Justice Assistance program for fiscal 
year 2002, which is $694,000 above the request and $8,928,000 
below the current year appropriation.
    The Justice Assistance program provides assistance to 
States and localities in the form of research, evaluation, 
statistics, information sharing, emergency assistance, missing 
children assistance, and the management and administration of 
all grants provided through the Office of Justice Programs. The 
distribution of funding provided is as follows:

                           JUSTICE ASSISTANCE
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               2002
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Justice...........................         $54,879
Bureau of Justice Statistics............................          32,335
Missing Children........................................          22,997
Regional Information Sharing System.....................          24,945
White Collar Crime Information Center...................           9,230
Counterterrorism Programs...............................         220,494
Management and Administration...........................          43,491
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................         408,371
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    National Institute of Justice.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $54,879,000 for the National Institute 
of Justice (NIJ) for fiscal year 2002, which is the same as the 
request and $14,967,000 below the current year appropriation.
    NIJ is the nation's primary source of research and 
development in the field of criminal justice. NIJ fosters 
innovation in law enforcement technologies and practices, 
investigative causes and patterns of crime, and informs the 
public of research and development findings. Within the total 
funding level provided to NIJ for fiscal year 2002, the 
following initiatives should continue to be funded:
          --National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology 
        Center system, a network of facilities and capabilities 
        that converts non-lethal defense technology to law 
        enforcement use. The system also provides actual 
        casework assistance when highly specialized 
        technologies are required, as well as help in 
        identifying and locating high quality technologies and 
        equipment for law enforcement use. The current year 
        level is provided for the technology commercialization 
        initiative at the National Technology Transfer Center 
        and for the Center for Rural Law Enforcement Technology 
        and Training.
          --DNA Technology Research and Development, a program 
        to develop highly accurate, reliable, economic, quick, 
        and acceptable DNA testing approaches.
          --Facial Recognition, a project to locate and 
        identify missing and exploited children, eradicate 
        child pornography from the Internet, and conduct 
        subject identification from video images in support of 
        law enforcement agencies.
          --High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, a project to 
        develop information technology applications for these 
        areas.
          --Kitsap County Medical Examiner's Office, a grant to 
        assist in the development of a new death investigation 
        module for the FBI's ViCAP system.
    Bureau of Justice Statistics.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $32,335,000 for the Bureau of Justice Statistics for 
fiscal year 2002, which is the same as the request and 
$3,643,000 above the current year appropriation. The Bureau of 
Justice Statistics is responsible for the collection, analysis, 
and publication of statistical information on crime, criminal 
offenders, victims of crime, and the operations of the Nation's 
justice systems.
    The recommendation includes program increases of $1,500,000 
to fund three statistical studies--traffic stops by police, 
deaths in law enforcement custody, and victimization of the 
disabled--and the conversion to automated data collection for 
the National Crime Victimization Survey.
    Missing Children.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$22,997,000 for the Missing Children Program for fiscal year 
2002, which is the same level as the request and the current 
year appropriation. This program provides funds to combat 
crimes against children, particularly kidnapping and sexual 
exploitation.
    Within amounts provided, OJP should continue to support the 
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the 
Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center. The Committee also 
directs OJP, working with the National Center for Missing and 
Exploited Children, to report to the Committee by September 4, 
2001, on how other existing technologies for locating missing 
children can be integrated with the Center's activities.
    The Committee is supportive of the Internet Crimes Against 
Children Task Force Program, which assists State and local law 
enforcement agencies to acquire the necessary knowledge, 
equipment, and personnel resources to prevent, interdict, or 
investigate child sexual exploitation on the Internet.
    Regional Information Sharing System.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $24,945,000 for fiscal year 2002 for 
the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS), which is the 
same as the amount provided in the current year appropriation 
under this account and the full amount requested. The RISS 
program provides funds to maintain six regionally-based 
information sharing centers throughout the United States, which 
are connected electronically to form a nationwide network to 
allow for the automated exchange of information between law 
enforcement entities addressing major, multi-jurisdictional 
crimes.
    White Collar Crime Information Center.--The Committee 
recommends a total of $9,230,000 for the National White Collar 
Crime Center for fiscal year 2002, which is equal to the 
current year appropriation and therequest. This program 
provides assistance to State and local law enforcement and regulatory 
agencies in addressing multi-jurisdictional white collar crimes.
    Counterterrorism Program.--The Committee recommends a total 
of $220,494,000 for the counterterrorism program, which is the 
same as the request and the current year appropriation. This 
program prepares, equips, and trains State and local entities 
to respond to incidents of chemical, biological, radiological, 
and other incidents of domestic terrorism.
    The Committee understands that OJP is currently collecting 
State-wide Domestic Preparedness Strategic Plans, which will 
provide a comprehensive picture of the equipment, training, 
exercise and technical assistance needs for each State. The 
Committee supports OJP's proposal to restructure the funding 
streams of the Counterterrorism program to better address the 
needs of the first responder community. The Committee 
recommends the following distribution of funding:

                        COUNTERTERRORISM PROGRAM
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               2002
                                           2001 enacted   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Equipment Grants:
    State & Other Equipment Grant               $104,171        $116,740
     Program............................
    State & Local Bomb Technician                  4,989          10,000
     Equipment Program..................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Equipment Grants........         109,160         126,740
                                         ===============================
Training and Technical Assistance:
    Integrated Training & Technical       ..............          35,485
     Assistance Program.................
    Law Enforcement Training Program....           7,982  ..............
    Nunn-Lugar-Domenici City Training             20,934  ..............
     Program............................
    Fort McClellan/Center for Domestic            15,466          17,716
     Preparedness.......................
    National Domestic Preparedness                17,960          13,969
     Consortium.........................
    Technical Assistance/Needs                     1,996  ..............
     Assessment.........................
    Distance Learning Program/NTPI......           2,993  ..............
    State & Local Antiterrorism Training             998  ..............
     Program............................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Training and Technical            68,329          67,170
       Assistance.......................
                                         ===============================
Exercise, Evaluation, & Improved
 Response:
    Situational Exercises...............           3,991           3,991
    Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Improved          ..............           2,600
     Response Plans.....................
    TOPOFF II...........................           2,993           2,993
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Exercise, Evaluation, &            6,984           9,584
       Improved Response................
                                         ===============================
Counterterrorism Research and                     36,021          17,000
 Development Program....................
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, Counterterrorism Programs..         220,494         220,494
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee continues its direction, first included in 
the fiscal year 2000 conference report, regarding the 
distribution of general equipment grants only in accordance 
with State-wide plans. The Committee understands that these 
plans are currently being submitted to OJP. The Committee 
expects that these equipment resources will be used to meet the 
needs of the maximum number of communities possible, based on a 
comprehensive needs assessment, which takes into account the 
relative risk to a community, as well as the availability of 
Federal, State, and local resources to address the problem.
    The Committee recommends $17,000,000 for the National 
Institute of Justice to resume its counterterrorism technology 
development program, such as developing chemical detection and 
personal protective technologies.
    Management and Administration.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $43,491,000 for the management and 
administration of the Office of Justice Programs, excluding the 
administration of Juvenile Justice programs, which are provided 
within funds under the Juvenile Justice heading. This amount is 
$694,000 above the request and $2,396,000 above the current 
year appropriation. In addition, reimbursable funding will be 
provided from the Community Oriented Policing Services and the 
State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs for the 
administration of grants under these activities.

               state and local law enforcement assistance

    The Committee recommends a total of $2,519,575,000 for 
fiscal year 2002 for State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance 
programs. This amount is $501,849,000 above the request and 
$323,085,000 below the current year appropriation. These funds 
will provide assistance to State and local governments in their 
drug control and crime fighting efforts as follows:

                                   STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                       2002
                                                                   2001 enacted    2002 request   recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Local Law Enforcement Block Grant...............................       $521,849        $400,000        $521,849
    (Boys and Girls Club).......................................        (60,000)  ..............        (60,000)
    (Police Athletic League)....................................  ..............  ..............         (6,000)
    (National Institute of Justice).............................        (19,956)        (19,956)        (19,956)
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.........................    \1\ 399,120         265,000         565,000
State Prison Grants.............................................        684,990   ..............  ..............
Cooperative Agreement Program...................................    \2\ (34,923)         35,000          35,000
Indian Assistance...............................................  ..............  ..............         48,162
    (Tribal Prison Construction Program)........................    \2\ (33,925)         35,191         (35,191)
    (Indian Tribal Courts Program)..............................          7,982           7,982          (7,982)
    (Alcohol and Substance Abuse)...............................          4,989           4,989          (4,989)
Byrne Grants:
    Discretionary Grants........................................         68,898   ..............         70,000
    Formula Grants..............................................        498,900         500,000         500,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total, Byrne Grants.......................................        567,798         500,000         570,000
Violence Against Women Grants...................................        288,043         390,565         390,565
Victims of Trafficking Grants...................................  ..............  ..............         10,000
State Prison Drug Treatment.....................................         62,861          73,861          73,861
Drug Courts.....................................................         49,890          50,000          50,000
Juvenile Crime Block Grant......................................        249,450         249,450         249,450
    (Project ChildSafe).........................................  ..............        (38,000)        (38,000)
Other Crime Control Programs:
    Missing Alzheimer's Patients................................            898             898             898
    Law Enforcement Family Support..............................          1,497           1,497           1,497
    Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention..............................          1,298           1,298           1,298
    Senior Citizens Vs. Marketing Scams.........................          1,995           1,995           1,995
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total, State and Local Assistance.........................      2,842,660       2,017,726      2,519,575
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ An additional $164,637,000 was earmarked in the State Prison Grants program for SCAAP in fiscal year 2001,
  for a total funding level of $563,757,000.
\2\ Funding was included under the State Prison Grants in fiscal year 2001.

    Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $521,849,000 for the Local Law 
Enforcement Block Grant program, which is $121,849,000 above 
the request and the same level as the current year 
appropriation. This program provides grants to localities to 
reduce crime and improve public safety. Of the amount included, 
$19,956,000 will be provided to NIJ for assisting local units 
of government to identify, select, develop, modernize, and 
purchase new technologies for use by law enforcement. The 
recommendation also includes language that allows $60,000,000 
of these funds to be used for Boys and Girls Clubs and 
$6,000,000 to be used for the National Police Athletic League.
    State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.--The 
recommendation provides $565,000,000 for the State Criminal 
Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) for the reimbursement to 
States for the costs of incarceration of criminal aliens. This 
amount is $300,000,000 above the request and $1,243,000 above 
the total amount provided in fiscal year 2001.
    Cooperative Agreement Program.--The recommendation provides 
$35,000,000 to provide resources for the improvement of State 
and local correctional facilities holding Federal prisoners. 
This amount is the same as the request and $77,000 above fiscal 
year 2001 appropriation.
    Indian Assistance.--The Committee recommends $48,162,000 in 
Indian assistance grants, of which $35,191,000 is for the 
tribal prison construction program; $7,982,000 for Indian 
tribal courts, and $4,989,000 for alcohol and substance abuse 
grants. These amounts are the same as the request and 
$1,266,000 above the current year appropriation.
    Edward Byrne Grants to States.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $570,000,000 for the Edward Byrne 
Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program, of 
which $70,000,000 is for discretionary grants and $500,000,000 
is for formula grants under this program. The recommended level 
is $70,000,000 above the level requested and $2,202,000 above 
the amount provided in the current year. These grants help to 
improve the functioning of the criminal justice system with an 
emphasis on drugs, violent crime and serious offenders.
    Within the amount provided for discretionary grants, the 
Committee expects OJP to continue funding at the current level 
for the following programs:
           Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) 
        program;
           Search Group, Inc. and the National 
        Technical Assistance Program; and
           National Crime Prevention Council's McGruff 
        campaign;
    In addition, within the amounts appropriated for 
discretionary grants, the Committee also expects OJP to examine 
each of the following proposals, to provide grants if 
warranted, and to submit a report to the Committee on its 
intentions for each proposal:
           The Women's Center, Vienna, VA;
           DuPage County, IL Fire Investigation Task 
        Force, for arson investigations;
           The Julian Dixon Courtroom and Advocacy 
        Center at the Southwestern University School of Law in 
        Los Angeles, CA;
           Night Light Program in San Bernardino, CA;
           San Joaquin Valley, CA Rural Agricultural 
        Crime Prevention Program;
           Center for Court Innovation throughout New 
        York State, including Onondaga County and surrounding 
        areas;
           Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC), 
        TN;
           Chattanooga Endeavors program;
           New Mexico Technology to Recover Abducted 
        Kids (TRAK);
           National Fatherhood Initiative;
           National Center for Justice and the Rule of 
        Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law to 
        sponsor research and produce judicial education 
        seminars and training for judges, court personnel, 
        prosecutors, police agencies, and attorneys;
           National Association of Town Watch's 
        National Night Out crime prevention program;
           Prevent underage drinking demonstration 
        program;
           BiasHELP of Long Island;
           ``Breaking the Cycle'' Program, for 
        Jacksonville, FL and Lane County, OR;
           City of San Luis Obispo, CA, for a gang 
        prevention project;
           NYPD criminal justice coordination project;
           National Training and Information Center 
        (NTIC);
           I-SAFE, for teaching children online safety;
           Community Security Initiatives (CSI) of the 
        Local Initiatives Support Corporation;
           Atlanta, GA, for a comprehensive homicide 
        reduction initiative;
           Excelsior College in NY, for a distance 
        education degree program in criminal justice;
           Men Against Destruction, Defending Against 
        Drugs and Social Disorder (MAD DADS) of Miami-Dade, FL;
           Washington Metropolitan Area Drug 
        Enforcement Task Force (MATF);
           Northwestern MA District Attorney's Office 
        special prosecution program, for crimes against seniors 
        and the disabled;
           Expansion of law enforcement counseling 
        programs at the On-Site Academy in Gardner, MA;
           Turtle Mountain Community College's 
        ``Project Peacemaker'';
           Doe Fund's Ready Willing and Able Program;
           TELACU family-based gang violence prevention 
        program; and
           Thin Blue Line of Michigan, for assistance 
        to law enforcement families in crisis.
    Violence Against Women Act.--The Committee recommends 
$390,565,000 to support grants under the Violence Against Women 
Act (VAWA), which is the same level as the request and 
$102,522,000 above the current year appropriation. Grants 
provided under this recommendation are for the following 
programs:

                   VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT PROGRAMS
                        [In thousands of Dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               2002
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Grants..........................................       $184,537
    (National Institute of Justice).....................         (5,200)
    (Safe Start Program)................................        (10,000)
    (Domestic Violence Federal Case Processing Study)...         (1,000)
    (Research on Family Violence).......................         (5,000)
Victims of Child Abuse..................................         15,269
    (CASA Special Advocates)............................        (11,975)
    (Training for Judicial Personnel)...................         (2,296)
    (Grants for Televised Testimony)....................           (998)
Grants to Encourage Arrests Policies....................         64,925
Rural Domestic Violence Assistance Grants...............         39,945
Training Programs.......................................          4,989
Stalking Database.......................................          3,000
Violence on College Campuses............................         10,000
Civil Legal Assistance..................................         40,000
Elder Abuse Grant Program...............................          5,000
Safe Haven Project......................................         15,000
Study on the Effects of Parental Kidnapping.............            200
Domestic Violence Forensic Exams Study..................            200
Education and Training for Disabled Female Victims......          7,500
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................        390,565
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Funding included for Violence Against Women Act programs 
will continue to provide resources to expand units of law 
enforcement officers and prosecutors specifically targeted at 
crimes against women, to develop and implement effective arrest 
and prosecution policies to prevent, identify and respond to 
violent crimes against women, and to provide much needed 
victims services, including specialized domestic violence court 
advocates to obtain protection orders.
    Victims of Trafficking.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $10,000,000 for victims service programs to provide 
assistance to victims of trafficking, as authorized by the 
Victims of Trafficking and ViolenceProtection Act of 2000. This 
amount is $10,000,000 above the request and the current year 
appropriation.
    Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners.--The 
Committee recommends $73,861,000 for grants to States and units 
of local government for development and implementation of 
residential substance abuse treatment programs within State 
correctional facilities and certain local correctional and 
detention facilities. This amount is the same as the request 
and $11,000,000 above the current year appropriation.
    The recommendation includes requested language expanding 
the use of these grants to provide treatment for released State 
prisoners. The Committee is concerned that expanding this 
program to treat parolees will divert needed funding from State 
prison treatment programs. Therefore, OJP may issue grants up 
to 10 percent of the total program level for these expanded 
purposes. In addition, these grants should only fund treatment 
for individuals up to one year after they are released from a 
State prison. OJP is directed to provide to the Committee, by 
February 15, 2002, an assessment of the need for State prison 
substance abuse treatment programs for both incarcerated and 
released prisoners.
    Drug Courts.--The recommendation includes $50,000,000 for 
the Drug Courts grant program, the same as the request and 
$110,000 above the current fiscal year. This program provides 
grants to State, local, and Indian tribal governments to 
develop dedicated drug courts that prescribe an integrated mix 
of treatment, drug testing, incentives, and sanctions for non-
violent offenders.
    Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant.--The 
Committee recognizes the importance of supporting efforts that 
will continue to reduce juvenile crime. The recommendation 
includes $249,450,000 for the Juvenile Accountability Incentive 
Block Grant program, which is the same as the request and 
current year appropriation. Language is included that allows 
$38,000,000 of these funds to be used for Project ChildSafe, an 
initiative that will ensure gun safety locks are available for 
every handgun in America. An additional $37,000,000 is included 
for Project ChildSafe under Juvenile Justice, for a total 
funding level of $75,000,000.
    Safe Return Program.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$898,000 to continue the national program to locate missing 
Alzheimer's disease patients, the same level as in fiscal year 
2001 and the request.
    Law Enforcement Family Support Programs.--The 
recommendation includes $1,497,000 for programs that provide 
support services to law enforcement officers and their 
families, the same level in the current year appropriation and 
the amount requested.
    Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention.--The recommendation 
provides $1,298,000 for grants to combat motor vehicle theft 
through cooperative partnerships between car owners and State 
and local law enforcement to reduce car theft committed by 
professional auto thieves and to facilitate their recovery. 
This amount is the same as the level provided in the current 
fiscal year and the amount requested for this program.
    Senior Citizens Against Marketing Scams.--The 
recommendation includes $1,995,000, the same level as provided 
in the current fiscal year and the full amount requested, for 
programs to assist law enforcement in preventing and stopping 
marketing scams against the elderly.

                       weed and seed program fund

    The Committee recommends $58,925,000 for the Weed and Seed 
Program. This amount is the same as the request and $25,000,000 
above the current year appropriation.
    The Weed and Seed program serves as a crime prevention 
catalyst, coordinating existing anti-crime efforts in high-
crime neighborhoods and leveraging other resources for 
activities such as truancy prevention, conflict resolution, 
mentoring, gun abatement, justice innovations, jobs for at-risk 
youth, and anti-gang initiatives.
    The recommendation provides $25,000,000 in requested 
program increases, including: $3,675,000 for 21 new Weed and 
Seed sites; $3,825,000 to support special emphasis programs 
such as gun law enforcement, anti-drug activities, and faith-
based initiatives; $2,000,000 to enhance data collection and 
performance assessments; and $15,500,000 to replace the funding 
received in prior years from the Assets Forfeiture Fund.
    The Committee recommends bill language, included in 
previous fiscal years, making funds available for grants or 
agreements with State agencies or to reimburse Federal agencies 
in order to execute the Weed and Seed strategy, and also allows 
for the use of other Department of Justice funds to support the 
Weed and Seed program.

                  Community Oriented Policing Services

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,013,498,000 for 
the Community Oriented Policing Services program (COPS) for 
fiscal year 2002. This amount is $158,389,000 above the request 
and $16,556,000 below the current year appropriation. In 
addition, $46,000,000 in recoveries is available for use in the 
universal hiring program, which brings the total funding 
availability for the COPS program to $1,059,498,000. The 
Committee recommends the following distribution of funding:

                                      COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                       2002
                                                                   2001 enacted    2002 request   recommendation
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Public Safety and Community Policing:
    COPS Hiring Program.........................................       $408,323        $180,000        $330,000
        (School Resource Officers)..............................       (180,000)       (180,000)       (180,000)
    Training and Technical Assistance...........................         20,731          20,662          20,662
    Tribal Law Enforcement......................................         34,923          31,315          31,315
    Police Corps................................................         29,435          14,435          14,435
    Methamphetamine Enforcement and Clean-up....................         48,393          48,393          48,393
    Bulletproof Vests...........................................         25,444          25,444          25,444
    School Violence.............................................         14,967   ..............  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Public Safety and Community Policing............        582,216         320,249         470,249
                                                                 ===============================================
Crime-Fighting Technologies:
    Law Enforcement Technology Program..........................        139,692   ..............        150,000
    COPS Information Technology Program.........................  ..............        100,000   ..............
    Crime Identification Technology Act.........................        129,714         150,404         103,611
        (Safe Schools Technology)...............................        (17,462)        (17,000)        (17,000)
        (Criminal History Records)..............................        (34,923)  ..............  ..............
        (DNA Backlog/Crime Lab. Improvement)....................        (29,934)  ..............  ..............
        (Information Integration Projects)......................        (18,311)  ..............  ..............
    National Criminal History Improvement.......................  ..............         35,000          35,000
    Crime Laboratory Improvement Program........................  ..............         35,000          35,000
    DNA Backlog Elimination.....................................  ..............         35,000          40,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Crime-Fighting Technologies.....................        269,406         355,404         363,611
                                                                 ===============================================
Prosecution Assistance:
    Community Prosecutors.......................................         24,945   ..............  ..............
    Gun Violence Prosecutors....................................         74,835   ..............  ..............
    Southwest Border Prosecutors................................  ..............         50,000          50,000
    Gun Violence Reduction Program..............................  ..............         49,780          49,780
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Prosecution Assistance..........................         99,780          99,780          99,780
                                                                 ===============================================
Community Crime Prevention:
    Police Integrity............................................         16,963          16,963          16,963
    Offender Reentry............................................         29,934          14,934          14,934
    Project Sentry..............................................  ..............         14,967          14,967
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Community Crime Prevention......................         46,897          46,864          46,864
                                                                 ===============================================
Management and Administration...................................         31,755          32,812          32,994
                                                                 ===============================================
      Total, Community Policing Services........................      1,030,054         855,109       1,013,498
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    COPS Hiring Program.--The Committee recommends $330,000,000 
for the COPS hiring program. This amount is $150,000,000 above 
the request and $78,323,000 below the fiscal year 2001 
appropriation. In addition, as of May 31, 2001, there is over 
$46,000,000 available in recoveries for the universal hiring 
program, which cannot be obligated until a reprogramming 
notification is submitted. This provides a total funding 
availability for the COPS Hiring Program of $376,000,000 in 
fiscal year 2002.
    The recommendation provides up to $180,000,000 for the 
hiring of school resource officers--the same level as fiscal 
year 2001 and the request. The Committee also recommends the 
continuation of the COPS MORE program within the overall 
funding levels of the hiring program.
    The Committee remains concerned at the level of funds that 
the COPS program recovers each year and does not understand how 
such amounts can be deobligated in a program that pays 
personnel compensation. The Committee prohibits the COPS 
program from obligating any funds available from prior year 
recoveries except through the normal reprogramming process.
    Police Corps.--The Committee recommends $14,435,000 for the 
Police Corps Program, which is the same as the request and 
$15,000,000 below the fiscal year 2001 appropriation. The 
Committee understands that the Police Corps programhas 
sufficient unobligated balances available to allow the program to 
maintain its activities in fiscal year 2002 at the current level.
    Training and Technical Assistance.--The Committee 
recommends $20,662,000 to provide training and technical 
assistance for the advancement of community policing. Within 
the overall amounts recommended, the Committee expects the COPS 
office to examine each of the following proposals, to provide 
grants if warranted, and to submit a report to the Committee on 
its intentions for each proposal:
           Virginia Community Policing Institute; and
           Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, 
        for a law enforcement professional training program 
        with the Justice System Research and Training 
        Institute.
    Methamphetamine Enforcement and Clean-Up.--The Committee 
recommends $48,393,000 in appropriations for State and local 
law enforcement programs to combat methamphetamine production 
and distribution, to target drug ``hot spots,'' and to remove 
and dispose of hazardous materials at clandestine 
methamphetamine labs. This amount is the same as the request 
and the fiscal year 2001 appropriation.
    The Committee is aware that the production, trafficking, 
and usage of methamphetamine, an extremely destructive and 
addictive synthetic drug, is a growing national problem. 
Despite some successes in the seizure of clandestine drug 
laboratories, limited State and local law enforcement 
resources, coupled with the complexity of clandestine 
laboratory enforcement investigation and cleanup processes, 
have made the fight against illicit methamphetamine 
manufacturing a difficult one.
    The Committee is concerned that the Department of Justice 
has not adequately focused its attention on the growing problem 
of methamphetamine production and trafficking and the strain 
this crime is placing on State and local law enforcement 
resources. The Committee directs the Department of Justice to 
undertake a review of its current efforts in assisting States 
and local communities with this growing problem and to prepare 
a report that (1) defines the scope of the methamphetamine 
problem nationwide; (2) identifies the regions of the country 
most adversely affected by methamphetamine production and 
trafficking; (3) identifies the needs of State and local law 
enforcement in addressing this issue; and (4) defines the 
Department's role in providing training, investigative, and 
clean-up assistance to States and localities. This plan shall 
be provided to the Committee by February 15, 2002.
    Within the amount provided, the Committee has included 
$20,000,000 to be reimbursed to the Drug Enforcement 
Administration for assistance to State and local law 
enforcement for proper removal and disposal of hazardous 
materials at clandestine methamphetamine labs.
    In addition, within the amount provided, the Committee 
expects OJP, in consultation with DEA, to examine each of the 
following proposals, to provide grants if warranted, and to 
submit a report to the Committee on its intentions for each 
proposal:
           California Department of Justice, Bureau of 
        Narcotic Enforcement, for the California 
        Methamphetamine Strategy (CALMS);
           Sioux City, IA Regional Methamphetamine 
        Training Center, to provide training to officers from 
        eight states in over 80 classes;
           Daviess County, KY, to combat 
        methamphetamine;
           Methamphetamine Task Force in East 
        Tennessee, to fight the spread of meth labs in this 
        region;
           Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations and 
        Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug 
        Control, to assist their methamphetamine clean-up 
        operations;
           Western Kentucky Methamphetamine Initiative;
           Virginia State Police, to assist their 
        efforts in combating methamphetamine;
           Washington State methamphetamine initiative 
        and law enforcement methamphetamine initiative, 
        including funding for Snohomish and King Counties and 
        the Northeastern Washington State Four County 
        Methamphetamine Task Force;
           Marion County, OR, methamphetamine project;
           Marathon and Douglas Counties, WI, 
        methamphetamine cleanup;
           City of Phoenix, AZ, for methamphetamine 
        laboratory cleanup;
           Minot State University, ND, rural 
        methamphetamine project; and
           Jackson County, MS, Sheriff's office 
        methamphetamine initiative.
    Law Enforcement Technology Program.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $150,000,000 for continued development 
of technologies and automated systems to assist State and local 
law enforcement agencies in investigating, responding to and 
preventing crime. In particular, the Committee recognizes the 
importance of sharing criminal information and intelligence 
among State and local law enforcement agencies to address 
multi-jurisdictional crimes. The recommendation does not fund, 
as requested, a new COPS Information Technology program.
    Within the amount provided, the Committee expects the COPS 
office to examine each of the following proposals, to provide 
grants if warranted, and to submit a report to the Committee on 
its intentions for each proposal:
           Walker County Jail, AL, for police radio 
        system upgrade;
           Powell Police Department, AL, for policing 
        equipment upgrades and technology enhancements;
           Blountsville Police Department, AL, for an 
        integrated automated fingerprint information system;
           Simulated Prison Environment Crisis Aversion 
        Tools (SPECAT);
           Mooresville, NC, for a Silent Dispatch and 
        Automatic Vehicle Locator System;
           Springfield, MO, for security equipment for 
        the Southside District Police Station;
           Springfield, MO, Police Department, for in-
        car video cameras;
           Alabama law enforcement SmartCOP technology 
        initiative;
           City of Escondido, CA, for communications 
        technology upgrades;
           Miami-Dade County, FL, Public Schools, for 
        technology equipment for school policing activities;
           Placer County, CA, for public safety 
        communications upgrades;
           Citrus Heights, CA, for technological 
        improvements to centralize the police force;
           City of Sierra Madre, CA, for law 
        enforcement equipment for the Emergency Operations 
        Center;
           Arcadia Police Department, CA, for the 
        conversion to narrowband radios;
           Northeast Wisconsin Technical College 
        Tactical Training Facility, Green Bay, WI, for 
        equipment;
           Cache County, UT Sheriff's Department, for 
        law enforcement training simulators;
           Aliquippa Police Department, PA, for police 
        equipment, training, and computer resources;
           Joint Venture 9-1-1 Communications Center 
        (Tri-Com), IL, for law enforcement communications 
        equipment replacement;
           Long Beach Police Department, CA, for 
        imaging technology;
           Video teleconferencing grant program, 
        through INS, to provide local sheriff's offices the 
        ability to identify or arraign apprehended aliens;
           Redlands, CA East Valley Community Justice 
        Center, to study and identify new technologies;
           Inyo County, CA, for public safety radio 
        communications;
           Arlington County, VA Police Department and 
        the New Jersey State Police, for Racial Profiling Self-
        Assessment Software;
           Jeffersontown Police Department, KY, for in-
        car video systems;
           Jefferson County, KY Domestic Violence Unit, 
        for the purchase of cameras to be used during 
        investigations;
           Louisville, KY Division of Police, for in-
        car video systems;
           Sacramento, CA Sheriff's Department, for law 
        enforcement technology systems;
           Regional Law Enforcement Technology Program 
        in KY;
           City of Norfolk, VA Police Department, for 
        law enforcement technology equipment;
           Sedgwick County, KS Sheriff's Department, 
        for integrated records management system;
           Jefferson County, AL, for law enforcement 
        communication equipment upgrades;
           Washington Parish, LA, for law enforcement 
        technology and automated systems;
           Tangipahoa Parish, LA, for law enforcement 
        technology and automated systems;
           Jefferson Parish, LA, including the cities 
        of Harahan, Kenner, and Gretna, for law enforcement 
        technology and automated systems;
           St. Tammany Parish, LA Sheriff's Office, for 
        automated systems to assist investigations;
           Orleans Parish, LA, for law enforcement 
        technology and automated systems;
           Law Enforcement Online (LEO) Program;
           Chattanooga, TN Police Department, for law 
        enforcement technology;
           Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, for 
        in-car video cameras for the Highway Patrol;
           Allen County, KY, for the law enforcement 
        component of an emergency systems upgrade;
           Page County, VA, for law enforcement 
        equipment to consolidate 911 services;
           Virginia State Police, for in-car video 
        cameras;
           Center for Criminal Justice Technology;
           Pinellas County, FL law enforcement 
        agencies, for facial recognition technology;
           City of Thibodaux, LA Police Department, for 
        in-car video cameras and computers;
           City of Mayaguez, PR, for municipal police 
        technology improvements;
           City of Madison, WI, for laptop computers 
        and video monitoring units in patrol cars;
           Las Vegas, NV Metropolitan Police 
        Department's Interagency Cyber Crime Task Force, for 
        technology improvements;
           City of Tallahassee, FL, for a joint law 
        enforcement communications upgrade;
           City of Baltimore, MD, for law enforcement 
        technology upgrades including laptop computers, cameras 
        and wiretap equipment;
           Indianapolis, IN Police Department, for 
        technology enhancements including in-car cameras;
           Territory of the Virgin Islands, for 
        technology equipment and upgrades;
           Lane County/Springfield/Eugene, OR, for law 
        enforcement area information records system (AIRS);
           City of Austin, TX, for police mobile data 
        computers;
           City of Fresno, CA Police Department, for a 
        law enforcement communications system;
           NYPD 47th Police Precinct, for equipping a 
        mobile command center;
           East Palo Alto, CA Police Department, for 
        communications and computer equipment;
           Marlboro Police Department in Monmouth 
        County, NJ, for video cameras in patrol cars;
           Marion County, OR, for mobile probation 
        computers and radio equipment;
           East Hazel Crest, IL SSMMA/Regional Law 
        Enforcement Technology Support Center, for 
        technological enhancements;
           City of Pawtucket, RI Police Department, for 
        technology upgrades, including a digital radio system;
           Town of Portsmouth, RI Police Department, 
        for technology upgrades including computing and 
        communications systems;
           Galveston County, TX Sheriff's office, for 
        the Southeast Texas Region Law Enforcement Technology 
        Project, including data equipment and computers;
           Palos Park Police Department, for law 
        enforcement equipment and new technology;
           Southwest Major Case Unit, IL, for video 
        surveillance and related technology;
           Village of Larchmont, NY Police Department, 
        for closed-circuit surveillance equipment;
           Town of Mamaroneck, NY, for police 
        communications equipment;
           Village of Mamaroneck, NY Police Department, 
        for an automated fingerprinting system;
           City of New Fairfield, CT Police Department, 
        for technology improvements including laptop computers 
        for patrol cars;
           Saint Paul, MN Police Department, for police 
        radios;
           North Attleboro, MA, for technology upgrades 
        at the new police facility;
           Facial recognition and data capture system 
        demonstration for 5 cities in Massachusetts;
           Sacramento County, CA, for an integrated 
        justice system;
           City of Jersey City, NJ, for radio system 
        upgrade and fixed radio network equipment;
           Union City, NJ, for CAD and RMS Systems;
           Solano County, CA Regional Law Enforcement 
        Training Center, for technology infrastructure;
           Holyoke, MA Police Department, for 
        equipment;
           City of San Francisco, CA, for a geographic 
        information crime mapping system;
           Wake County, NC, for law enforcement 
        communications;
           City of South Bend, IN, for video and audio 
        recording systems in squad cars;
           Minneapolis, MN Police Department, for an 
        automated resources system;
           Santa Ana, CA Police Department Crime 
        Analysis Unit, for equipment purchases;
           City of Norfolk, VA Police Department, for a 
        computer aided dispatch system and video cameras;
           Ventura County, CA, for an Integrated 
        Justice Information System;
           White County, AR, for technology upgrades at 
        the county jail;
           City of Abilene, TX, for purchase of 
        emergency response and public safety communications 
        equipment for law enforcement;
           Charlevoix-Cheboygan-Emmett, MI Central 
        Dispatch Authority, for computer aided dispatch/records 
        management software;
           Citrus County, FL, Emergency Operations and 
        Communications Center, for law enforcement technology 
        enhancements;
           San Juan County Criminal Justice Training 
        Authority/City of Farmington, NM, for an automated 
        fingerprint identification system;
           Project Hoosier SAFE-T, for communications 
        systems upgrades;
           Griffith, IN Police Department, for in-car 
        video cameras;
           Northwest IN Police Department, for an 
        automated fingerprint identification system;
           City of Inglewood, CA Police Department, for 
        digital records management and equipment;
           City of Gardena, CA, for technology 
        equipment for patrol cars;
           Town of Mooresville, NC, for a digital 
        transmission system; and
           Columbia County, OR, for law enforcement 
        communications.
    Crime Identification Technology Act (CITA).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $103,611,000 to be used and distributed 
pursuant to the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998, 
Public Law 105-251. Under that Act, eligible uses of the funds 
are (1) upgrading criminal history and criminal justice record 
systems; (2) improvement of criminal justice identification 
systems, including fingerprint-based systems; (3) promoting 
compatibility and integration of national, State, and local 
systems for criminal justice purposes, firearms eligibility 
determinations, identification of sexual offenders, 
identification of domestic violence offenders, and background 
checks for other authorized purposes; (4) capturing information 
for statistical and research purposes; (5) multijurisdictional, 
multiagency communications systems; and (6) improvement of 
capabilities of forensic sciences, including DNA.
    Within the overall amounts recommended, the Committee 
expects OJP to examine each of the following proposals, to 
provide grants if warranted, and to submit a report to the 
Committee on its intentions for each proposal:
           Cyber Science Laboratory, for the 
        acquisition and development of new and advanced 
        investigative, analysis, and forensic tools for 
        Federal, State and local law enforcement;
           Orange County, CA Strategic Integrated 
        Justice System, for the electronic linking of law 
        enforcement communities;
           Illinois State Police, for the 
        implementation of an integrated records management 
        system;
           Washington Association of Sheriffs and 
        Police Chiefs (WASPC), for the statewide jail booking, 
        reporting, and victim notification system;
           WEBCHECK, the Ohio background check system, 
        for its integration into the FBI fingerprint system;
           Virginia Department of Criminal Justice 
        Services, for the Integrated Criminal Justice 
        Information System;
           Louisiana State Police, for Information and 
        Management Systems within the Emergency Operations 
        Center;
           Buncomb County, NC, for conversion of the 
        City-County Bureau of Identification criminal arrest 
        records into an accessible electronic format;
           Squad Car Unit Identification (SQUID) 
        program, for remote fingerprint identification programs 
        in Ontario and Rialto, CA; Redlands, CA; and 
        Minneapolis, MN;
           Las Vegas, NV Metropolitan Police 
        Department, for the Metro Automated Identification 
        Network (MAIN) System;
           Great Cities Universities Coalition, for 
        criminal justice data gathering and analysis;
           San Diego, CA Police Department, for the 
        Criminal Records Management System (CRMS);
           Wayne Area Justice Information System 
        (WAJIS), MI;
           Hennepin County, MN, for an integrated 
        criminal database system; and
           Mecklenberg County, NC, Criminal Justice 
        Information System (CJIS).
    Crime Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $35,000,000 for the crime laboratory 
improvement program. This program supports State and local 
government crime laboratories to develop or improve their 
capability to analyze DNA in a forensic laboratory, as well as 
other general forensic science capabilities.
    Within the overall amounts recommended, the Committee 
expects OJP to examine each of the following proposals, to 
provide grants if warranted, and to submit a report to the 
Committee on its intentions for each proposal:
           National Forensic Systems Technology Center;
           University of Connecticut for DNA research; 
        and
           University of New Haven, CT for DNA 
        research.
    DNA Backlog Elimination.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $40,000,000 to reduce the DNA sample backlog. DNA 
technology is widely recognized as key to both fighting crime 
and preserving justice through the identification of the guilty 
and exoneration of the innocent. The Committee is concerned 
about the DNA backlog, especially with the need to increase the 
capacity of State laboratories to process and analyze crime 
scene DNA and to reduce the backlog of convicted offenders' DNA 
samples. The recommendation is $5,000,000 above the request.
    Southwest Border Prosecutions.--The Committee recommends 
$50,000,000 to provide assistance to State and local 
prosecutors located along the Southwest Border. This program 
will provide financial assistance to Texas, New Mexico, 
Arizona, and California for the State and local costs 
associated with the handling and processing of drug and alien 
cases referred from Federal arrests. This program was funded 
through the U.S. Attorneys in fiscal year 2001.
    Gun Violence Reduction Program.--The Committee recommends 
$49,780,000 for a new program that will encourage States to 
increase the prosecution of gun criminals. This program 
encompasses a broad range of gun violence strategies, including 
hiring and training of local prosecutors and implementing 
publicawareness campaigns to advertise tough sentences for gun 
crimes and foster community support.
    Offender Reentry.--The Committee recommends $14,934,000 for 
the law enforcement costs related to establishing offender 
reentry programs. This amount is the same as the request and 
$15,000,000 below the current year appropriation. Offender 
reentry programs establish partnerships among institutional 
corrections, community corrections, social services programs, 
community policing, and community leaders to prepare for the 
successful return of inmates to their home neighborhoods. The 
amount recommended is provided to fund law enforcement 
participation and coordination of offender reentry programs.
    Project Sentry.--The Committee recommends $14,967,000 for 
Project Sentry. This program will create a new Federal and 
State partnership establishing safe schools task forces across 
the country that will prosecute and supervise juveniles who 
violate Federal and State firearms laws and adults who 
illegally furnish firearms to them. An additional $5,033,000 is 
provided for this initiative through the Juvenile Justice 
programs, for a total funding level of $20,000,000.

                       Juvenile Justice Programs

    The Committee recommendation provides a total of 
$297,940,000 for Juvenile Justice Programs for fiscal year 
2002, the same amount as the request and as provided in the 
current fiscal year. The Committee understands that addressing 
juvenile violence requires a combination of strategies that 
involve (1) focusing law enforcement on dangerous, violent 
youths and making sure the punishment fits the crime; (2) 
community intervention to help solve the underlying problems of 
first-time offenders; (3) quality prevention programs that are 
designed to reduce risks and develop competencies in at-risk 
juveniles; and (4) programs that hold juveniles accountable for 
their actions, including systems of graduated sanctions, victim 
restitution and community service. The recommendation provides 
funding for the following programs:
    1. $6,832,000 for the Office of Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Part A), of which $200,000 is 
for the coordination of Federal efforts.
    2. $88,804,000 for Formula Grants for assistance to State 
and local programs (Part B).
    3. $50,139,000 for Discretionary Grants for National 
Programs and Special Emphasis Programs (Part C). Within the 
amounts provided for Part C discretionary grants, the Committee 
expects OJJDP to continue current year funding for Parents 
Anonymous, Inc.
    In addition, the Committee is aware of a number of 
encouraging programs to develop partnerships with local 
communities and help prevent the cycle of abuse and 
delinquency. Within the overall amounts recommended for Part C, 
OJJDP is directed to review the following proposals, provide a 
grant if warranted, and submit a report to the Committee on its 
intentions regarding:
           University of South Alabama for youth 
        violence prevention research;
           ARISE Foundation for at-risk youth;
           Youth Crime Watch of America;
           Teens, Crime and Community program;
           National Council of Juvenile and Family 
        Courts, which provides continuing legal education in 
        family and juvenile law;
           University of Montana for the Pathways to 
        Discovery Project, a community based after-school 
        program for at-risk youth;
           Prevent Child Abuse America for the programs 
        of the National Family Support Roundtable;
           Family, Career and Community Leaders of 
        America (FCCLA) ``Stop the Violence'' program;
           Detroit, MI Rescue Mission Ministries for 
        its at-risk youth program;
           New Mexico State University for the After 
        School Services Pilot Program for at-risk youth;
           Law related education for continued support;
           Wichita State University for a juvenile 
        justice program;
           Hamilton Fish National Institute on School 
        and Community Violence;
           Westside Gang Prevention Demonstration 
        Program in Syracuse, NY;
           Loudoun County, VA School Probation Program;
           Anti-gambling public service media campaign 
        grants for in-school educational networks;
           Pinellas County, FL, for the ABOUT FACE 
        program;
           Oregon Museum of Science and Industry for 
        the Science for At-Risk Youth program;
           Greater Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ, for 
        The Rock School at-risk youth program;
           Jacksonville, FL collaborative partnership 
        for the Truancy Interdiction Program;
           Roxbury Family, MA, YMCA for enhanced at-
        risk youth programs;
           West End House in Allston-Brighton, MA;
           South Carolina Law Enforcement Truancy 
        Initiative;
           Bronx, NY Neighborhood Enhancement Training 
        and Services (NETS), Inc. for the center for at-risk 
        youth;
           Chicago, IL CeaseFire Project for Violence 
        Prevention;
           Wayne County, MI Juvenile Justice Program 
        for prevention activities and services;
           Clackamas County, OR, for juvenile detention 
        programs;
           The Good Knight Child Empowerment Network's 
        Million Knight Campaign for youth violence prevention;
           Port Chester, NY, Public Schools at risk 
        youth program;
           Suffolk University Law School Juvenile 
        Justice Center;
           Wausau, WI alternative juvenile offender 
        program;
           Phoenix, AZ to expand Operation Quality 
        Time;
           Para Los Ninos collaborative program with 
        the LA County Probation Department, schools and 
        community agencies;
           Project Juvenile Assistance Diversion Effort 
        (JADE) in Los Angeles, for a juvenile delinquency 
        prevention program;
           L.A.'s BEST youth program;
           Glendale, CA, YMCA for ``Your House'' 
        shelter and case management program for at-risk youth;
           West Farms Center, for at-risk youth 
        assistance;
           Greater Heights Program, for high-risk youth 
        mentoring;
           Bronx Youth Conservation Corps ``Save a 
        Generation'' work and study program;
           Sports Foundation, Inc. (SFI), for a focused 
        mentoring program; and
           ``No Workshops . . . No Jump Shots'' project 
        for case management, counseling and mandatory workshops 
        for at risk youth.
    4. $11,974,000 to expand the Youth Gangs (Part D) program, 
which provides grants to public and private nonprofit 
organizations to prevent and reduce the participation of at-
risk youth in the activities of gangs that commit crimes.
    5. $9,978,000 for Discretionary Grants for State Challenge 
Activities (Part E) to increase the amount of a State's formula 
grant by up to 10 percent, if that State agrees to undertake 
some or all of the ten challenge activities designed to improve 
various aspects of a State's juvenile justice and delinquency 
prevention program.
    6. $15,965,000 for the Juvenile Mentoring Program (Part G) 
to reduce juvenile delinquency, improve academic performance, 
and reduce the drop-out rate among at-risk youth by bringing 
young people in high crime areas together with law enforcement 
officers and other responsible adults who are willing to serve 
as long-term mentors.
    7. $94,791,000 for the At-Risk Children's Program (Title 
V). Under Title V juvenile justice programs, the At-Risk 
Children's Program provides funding to support comprehensive 
delinquency prevention plans formulated at the community level. 
The program targets truancy and school violence; gangs, guns, 
and drugs; and other influences that lead juveniles to 
delinquency and criminality.
    Safe Schools Initiative.--The Committee recommends 
$14,967,000 within Title V grants for the Safe Schools 
Initiative. Within this amount, $5,033,000 is provided for 
Project Sentry. This program will create a new Federal and 
State partnership establishing safe schools task forces across 
the country that will prosecute and supervise juveniles who 
violate Federal and State firearms laws and adults who 
illegally furnish firearms to them. An additional $14,967,000 
is provided for this initiative through the COPS program, for a 
total funding level of $20,000,000.
    In addition, $2,000,000 of the recommended level shall be 
used for purposes authorized in the Secure Our Schools Act 
(Public Law 106-386), such as metal detectors, locks, lighting 
and other deterrent measures; security assessments; security 
training of personnel and students; and coordination with local 
law enforcement.
    Within the overall amounts recommended for the Safe Schools 
Initiative, OJJDP is directed to review the following 
proposals, provide grants if warranted, and submit a report to 
the Committee on its intentions regarding:
           ``I Have a Dream'' Foundation for at-risk 
        youth;
           Home Run Program; and
           North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement 
        Council for the School Threat Assessment and Response 
        System (STARS).
    Tribal Youth Program.--The Committee recommends $12,472,000 
within the Title V grants for programs to reduce, control, and 
prevent crime both by and against tribal and Native youth.
    Project ChildSafe.--The Committee recommends $37,000,000 
for Project ChildSafe, an initiative that will ensure gun 
safety locks are available for every handgun in America. An 
additional $38,000,000 is included for Project ChildSafe in the 
COPS program, for a total funding level of $75,000,000.
    The Committee supports the use of gun safety locks and 
encourages the distribution of safety locks to handgun owners. 
However, the Committee is concerned with reports that some of 
these safety locks have failed or do not work on certain 
handguns. The Committee understands that the Department of 
Justice is reviewing the availability of national standards for 
gun safety locks. The Department of Justice is directed to work 
with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to 
develop national standards. Funds recommended for Project 
ChildSafe may be used to offset the cost of this effort. Until 
such national standards are established, no funds shall be 
obligated for the purchase and distribution of gun safety locks 
and only locks that meet these standards should be purchased 
and distributed.
    The Committee directs the Department of Justice to submit a 
report by December 17, 2001, that (1) reports on the status of 
the development of national standards for handgun safety locks; 
(2) provides cost estimates for gun safety locks based on the 
new national standards; and (3) describes how funding for gun 
safety locks will be distributed to the States.
    Victims of Child Abuse Act.--The Committee recommends a 
total of $8,481,000 for the various programs authorized under 
the Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCA). The recommendation is 
the same as the request and the current level. The following 
programs are included in the recommendation to improve 
investigations and prosecutions:
           $1,247,000 to Regional Children's Advocacy 
        Centers, as authorized by section 213 of VOCA;
           $4,989,000 to establish local Children's 
        Advocacy Centers, as authorized by section 214 of VOCA;
           $1,497,000 for a continuation grant to the 
        National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse for 
        specialized technical assistance and training programs 
        to improve the prosecution of child abuse cases, as 
        authorized by section 214a of VOCA; and
           $748,000 for a continuation grant to the 
        National Children's Alliance for technical assistance 
        and training, as authorized by section 214a of VOCA.

                    Public Safety Officers Benefits

    The Committee recommendation provides a total of 
$33,224,000 for death benefits to public safety officers for 
fiscal year 2002, the full amount requested and the same amount 
provided in the current year appropriation. This program, which 
is considered mandatory for scorekeeping purposes, provides a 
lump sum death benefit payment to eligible survivors of 
Federal, State, and local public safety officers whose death 
was the direct and proximate result of traumatic injury 
sustained in the line of duty.
    The Committee recommendation also includes $2,395,000 for 
disability benefits for fiscal year 2002, the full amount 
requested and the same amount provided in the current year 
appropriation. This discretionary program provides disability 
benefits for Federal State, and local public safety officers 
who are permanently disabled as the result of a catastrophic 
injury sustained in the line of duty.
    No additional funding is required for the Public Safety 
Officers Educational Assistance Program for FY 2002. The 
Department of Justice indicates that the anticipated carryover 
balances, which are currently projected to be over $2,000,000, 
can cover requests for assistance under this program. This 
program provides payments for educational purposes to the 
children and spouses of Federal, State, and local public safety 
officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

               General Provisions--Department of Justice

    The Committee has included the following general provisions 
for the Department of Justice in this bill:
    Section 101 provides language, included in previous 
Appropriations Acts, which makes up to $45,000 of the funds 
appropriated to the Department of Justice available for 
reception and representation expenses.
    Section 102 provides language, included in previous 
appropriations Acts, which continues certain authorities for 
the Justice Department in fiscal year 2002 that were contained 
in the Department of Justice Appropriation Authorization Act, 
Fiscal Year 1980.
    Section 103 provides language, included in Appropriations 
Acts for the last five years and prior to 1994, which prohibits 
the use of funds to perform abortions in the Federal Prison 
System.
    Section 104 provides language, included in previous 
Appropriations Acts, which prohibits use of the funds in this 
bill to require any person to perform, or facilitate the 
performance of, an abortion.
    Section 105 provides language, included in previous 
Appropriations Acts, which states that nothing in the previous 
section removes the obligation of the Director of the Bureau of 
Prisons to provide escort services to female inmates who seek 
to obtain abortions outside a Federal facility.
    Section 106 provides language, included in previous 
Appropriations Acts, which allows the Department of Justice to 
spend up to $10,000,000 for rewards for information regarding 
criminal acts and acts of terrorism against a United States 
person or property at levels not to exceed $2,000,000 per 
award.
    Section 107 provides language, similar to language included 
in previous Appropriations Acts, which allows the Department of 
Justice, subject to the Committee's reprogramming procedures, 
to transfer up to 5 percent between any appropriation, but 
limits to 10 percent the amount that can be transferred into 
any one appropriation.
    Section 108 provides language, included in previous 
Appropriations Acts, allowing certain funds to be available for 
technical assistance from funds provided under the Juvenile 
Justice Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended.
    Section 109 provides language, modified from the request, 
that authorizes the collection of certain immigration 
inspections fees, and increases the amount of other immigration 
fees already collected.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND RELATED AGENCIES

    The Committee recommends a total of $5,192,191,000 for the 
programs of the United States Trade Representative, the 
International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce 
for fiscal year 2002. This amount is $21,186,000 above the 
total request. Compared to the current fiscal year, this amount 
is $38,019,000 below the total provided. Of the total amount 
provided, $4,745,191,000 is derived from general purpose 
discretionary funds and $440,000,000 is derived from the 
conservation category. The remaining $7,000,000 provided is 
scored as mandatory spending.
    The Committee has continued a structure initiated in fiscal 
year 1996 under this Title, which reflects the fundamental 
functions that will need to be considered as the overall 
administrative structure of these programs is examined. This 
reflects the Committee's effort to identify and prioritize 
programs within these agencies and Departments.

                  TRADE AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

    The Committee has included under this section of Title II 
the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the International 
Trade Commission, and the Department of Commerce agencies 
responsible for trade promotion, enforcement, and economic 
infrastructure development.

                            RELATED AGENCIES


            Office of the United States Trade Representative


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,097,000 
for the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) 
for fiscal year 2002. The recommendation is $645,000 above the 
amount appropriated for fiscal year 2001, and the same as the 
request.
    The Committee notes the importance of the Office of the 
United States Trade Representative at a time when several 
bilateral and multilateral negotiations could significantly 
affect the future course of U.S. trade.
    The Office of the United States Trade Representative is 
responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international 
trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and for leading 
or directing negotiations with other countries on such matters.

                     International Trade Commission


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $51,440,000 
for the International Trade Commission for fiscal year 2002, 
the same amount as in the request and $3,446,000 above fiscal 
year 2001.
    The International Trade Commission is an independent, 
quasi-judicial agency responsible for conducting trade-related 
investigations; providing the Congressand the President with 
independent, expert technical advice to assist in the development and 
implementation of U.S. international trade policy; responding to the 
Congress and the President on various matters affecting international 
trade; maintaining the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding 
System of internationally accepted product nomenclature; providing 
technical assistance to eligible small businesses seeking remedies and 
benefits under the trade laws; and performing other specific statutory 
responsibilities ranging from research and analysis to quasi-judicial 
functions on trade-related matters.

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


                   International Trade Administration


                     operations and administration

    The Committee recommends $347,654,000 in total resources 
for the programs of the International Trade Administration 
(ITA) for fiscal year 2002, $15,064,000 above the amount 
requested and $10,952,000 above the current year appropriation. 
Of this amount, $344,654,000 is derived from direct 
appropriations and $3,000,000 from fee collections, which is 
the same amount of fees instituted in fiscal year 2001.
    The Committee recommendation includes adjustments to base 
for all operating units of the International Trade 
Administration, including the U.S. and Foreign Commercial 
Service (US&FCS;), to provide adequate resources to fund 
increased security costs for overseas posts. The Committee 
recommendation provides the same level of support for the 
operational units as in the current year, including the 
restoration of congressionally identified priorities.
    The following table reflects the distribution of the 
Committee recommendation by subactivity:

                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   ITA                        Request       Recommended
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Trade Development.......................        $52,792         $66,919
Market Access Compliance................         27,687          27,741
Import Administration...................         43,245          43,346
US & FCS................................        195,600         196,791
Under Secretary/Administration..........         13,266          12,857
Offsetting Fee Collections..............         (3,000)         (3,000)
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, ITA........................        329,590         344,654
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Trade Development.--The recommendation provides a total of 
$66,919,000 for this component, an increase of $14,127,000 
above the request and $2,172,000 above the current year. The 
Committee recommendation provides full adjustments to base for 
fiscal year 2002 to maintain program levels comparable to 
fiscal year 2001. Funding is restored for two export promotion 
programs related to textiles and apparel, the export database, 
the international competitiveness program, and $500,000 for 
travel industry statistics.
    Market Access Compliance.--The Committee recommends 
$27,741,000 for Market Access Compliance, $54,000 above the 
request and $2,186,000 above the current year. This funding 
level provides the full costs of maintaining the new trade 
compliance and enforcement personnel and the strike force teams 
as provided in fiscal year 2001.
    Import Administration.--The Committee recommends 
$43,346,000 for the Import Administration, $2,701,000 above the 
current year and $101,000 above the request. The recommendation 
provides the full costs of maintaining the new positions 
provided in fiscal year 2001 for overseas compliance and 
enforcement and import surge monitoring.
    U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS;).--The 
Committee recommends $196,791,000 for the US&FCS;, an increase 
of $2,967,000 above the request and $2,153,000 above the amount 
available in fiscal year 2001. This represents full base 
funding, including increased costs for payments under the 
International Cooperative Administrative Support Services 
(ICASS) system and for increased costs for local guard security 
services overseas. The Committee has provided an additional 
$1,000,000 to continue the Rural Export Initiative. The US&FCS; 
should continue and expand its Global Diversity Initiative to 
support minority-owned businesses in underserved areas, 
including inner-city urban areas, empowerment zones and 
enterprise communities, and Indian reservations. This 
initiative should continue to include support for companies 
that are export-ready and hoping to enter into and/or expand 
international operations.
    Executive Direction/Administration.--The Committee 
recommends $12,857,000 for the administrative and policy 
functions of ITA. This amount is $151,000 above the current 
year and $289,000 below the request.
    Language is included in the bill, as has been carried since 
fiscal year 1999, designating the amounts available for each 
unit within ITA. The Committee reminds ITA that any changes 
from the funding distribution provided in the bill and report, 
including carryover balances, are subject to the standard 
reprogramming procedures set forth in section 605 of this Act. 
ITA shall submit to the Committee, not later than November 15, 
2001, a spending plan for all ITA units that incorporates any 
carryover of funds.
    Trade Missions.--The Committee continues the direction 
provided last year that all trade missions involving Department 
of Commerce agencies must be initiated, coordinated, and 
administered through ITA.
    Buying Power Maintenance.--The Committee directs ITA to 
report on the impact of exchange rate fluctuations on ITA's 
budget on a quarterly basis, beginning with the last quarter of 
fiscal year 2001. That report should indicate what has been 
done with exchange rate gains, which the Committee presumes are 
being reserved to balance future exchange rate losses.
    Trade Show Revenues.--The Committee directs ITA to submit a 
report by the date of the fiscal year 2003 budget submission on 
the amount of trade show revenues that are collected on an 
annual basis, how those revenues are used, and how they are 
reflected in the budget.
    The recommendation deletes language, as proposed, relating 
to teletype equipment.

                         Export Administration


                     OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $68,893,000 
for the Operations and Administration appropriation of the 
Bureau of Export Administration (BXA), $4,182,000 above the 
current year level and the same amount as provided in the 
request. Of the total amount available, the recommendation 
provides the following:
    Export Administration.--$31,755,000 is provided for export 
administration activities, the same amount as in the request 
and $427,000 above the amount in the current year. The 
recommendation includes $750,000 to continue Chemical Weapons 
Convention implementation, and $496,000 for an additional four 
export licensing personnel, as requested.
    Export Enforcement.--$26,438,000 is provided for export 
enforcement activities, which is $1,405,000 above the amount 
provided in the current year, to pay for continuing operations, 
including enforcement of dual-use export controls for reasons 
of national security and counterterrorism, to maximize legal 
export opportunities while ensuring illegal exports will be 
prevented.
    Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO).--
$4,928,000 is provided for the activities of the CIAO, which is 
$61,000 above the current year. The CIAO was created by 
Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD-63) as an interim 
agency to facilitate coordination and integration among Federal 
agencies as those agencies develop and implement their own 
critical infrastructure protection and awareness plans. The 
Committee remains concerned that this office may be duplicative 
of other offices throughout the Federal government. The 
Committee directs the Department of Commerce to report to the 
committee on the continued requirements of this office before 
September 1, 2001.
    Management and Policy Coordination.--$5,772,000 is provided 
for Management and Policy Coordination, the amount requested 
and $1,721,000 above the current year. The recommendation 
includes a requested increase of $1,600,000 for the completion 
of the development of the Export Control Automated Support 
System (ECASS). The Committee notes that the primary 
responsibility for non-proliferation activities lies with the 
Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and the 
Department of State, and believes that BXA participation in 
such activities should be carried out using funds provided from 
those agencies.

                  Economic Development Administration

    The accompanying bill provides a total of $365,557,000, 
which is equal to the amount requested and $73,354,000 below 
the current year, for the programs and administrative expenses 
of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for fiscal 
year 2002, as described below:

                ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

    A total of $335,000,000 is recommended for fiscal year 2002 
for Economic Development Assistance Programs, $75,973,000 below 
the current year and the same as the request. The 
recommendation reflects the Committee's continued support for 
the traditional programs of the EDA that provide needed 
assistance to communities struggling with long-term economic 
downturns as well as sudden and severe economic downturns. The 
Committee has retained the funding structure enacted in 
previous years to support all communities facing economic 
hardship.
    The Committee notes that EDA was reauthorized in 1999 
(Public Law 105-393) through fiscal year 2003. That 
authorization locks into place the work that this Committee, 
the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and EDA have 
done to reform EDA programs to ensure that funds provided under 
this account are targeted to the most severely distressed 
areas, which, absent the assistance provided by the EDA, would 
have little or no access to resources for critical 
infrastructure development and capacity building. This puts the 
program on firm ground to carry out its purpose to provide the 
``seed capital'' to distressed areas to allow local communities 
to increase their ability to create new economic opportunities 
and jobs in accordance with local priorities.
    Of the amounts provided, $250,000,000 is for Public Works 
and Economic Development, $40,900,000 is for Economic 
Adjustment Assistance, $24,000,000 is for planning, $9,100,000 
is for technical assistance, including university centers, 
$10,500,000 is for trade adjustment assistance, and $500,000 is 
for research. The Committee expects EDA to continue its efforts 
to assist communities impacted by economic dislocations related 
to coal industry downswings and timber industry downturns due 
to environmental concerns at no less than the current level of 
effort.
    The Committee notes that the authorization for the Trade 
Adjustment Assistance program expires at the end of the current 
fiscal year.
    The Committee continues its directive for EDA to 
discontinue the use of single purpose grant loans.

                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends $30,557,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the Economic Development Administration. The amount 
provided is the same amount as requested and $2,619,000 above 
the amount provided in the current year.
    The Committee has retained language in the bill that 
provides the authority to use this appropriation to monitor 
projects approved under Title I of the Public Works Employment 
Act of 1976, Title II of the Trade Act of 1974, and the 
Community Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1977.

                  Minority Business Development Agency


                     minority business development

    The Committee recommends $28,381,000 for the Minority 
Business Development Agency (MBDA) for fiscal year 2002. This 
amount is the same amount as in the request and $1,127,000 
above the amount provided in the current year. The Committee 
recommendation includes $750,000 for the expansion of the 
Phoenix Database, as requested. The Committee recommendation 
assumes that the Entrepreneurial Technology Apprenticeship 
Program (ETAP) will continue to be supported at its current 
levels.

                ECONOMIC AND INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE

    The Committee has included under this section of the bill 
the Department of Commerce agencies responsible for the 
nation's basic economic and technical information 
infrastructure, as well as the administrative functions which 
oversee the development of telecommunications and information 
policy.

                   Economic and Statistical Analysis


                         salaries and expenses

    The bill provides $62,515,000 for the economic and 
statistical analysis programs of the Department of Commerce, 
including the Bureau of Economic Analysis, for fiscal year 
2002. This amount is the same as the request and $8,888,000 
above the current year. The request and recommendation include 
increases of $3,000,000 to continue to improve core statistics 
including the Gross Domestic Product, $3,500,000 to update the 
information technology systems of the Bureau, and $2,380,000 
for increased costs of operations.
    The Economic and Statistics Administration (ESA) is 
responsible for the collection, tabulation and publication of a 
wide variety of economic, demographic and social statistics and 
provides support to the Secretary of Commerce and other 
Government officials in interpreting the state of the economy 
and developing economic policy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis 
and the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs are funded in this 
account.

                          Bureau of the Census

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$519,800,000 for the Bureau of the Census for fiscal year 2002. 
This represents an increase of $87,121,000 above the current 
fiscal year direct appropriation, but is $201,030,000 below the 
total fiscal year 2001 program level, which included 
$300,000,000 in carryover funding, and is $23,596,000 below the 
total amount requested in the President's budget. In addition, 
$25,000,000 will be available from anticipated deobligations, 
resulting in a total fiscal year 2002 spending level of 
$544,800,000.

                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends $169,424,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the Bureau of the Census for fiscal year 2002, 
$863,000 above the request and $12,543,000 above the current 
year level. The Committee continues to believe that the Bureau 
must continue to streamline and prioritize its programs to 
ensure that the highest priority core activities are supported. 
The Committee also expects the Bureau to be fully reimbursed 
for any non-core survey requested by any other Federal agency 
or private organization.
    This appropriation provides for the current statistical 
programs of the Bureau of the Census, which includes the 
measurement of the nation's economy, including exports, and the 
demographic characteristics of the population. These programs 
are intended to provide a broad base of economic, demographic, 
and social information used for decision-making by governments, 
private organizations, and individuals.

                     periodic censuses and programs

    The Committee recommends a total spending level of 
$375,376,000 for all periodic censuses and related programs 
funded under this heading in fiscal year 2002, a decrease of 
$201,030,000 below the comparable fiscal year 2001 level, and 
$541,000 above the level requested. Of the total amount 
provided, $25,000,000 is from anticipated deobligations of 
contracts from the 2000 decennial census resulting in a total 
of $350,376,000 for fiscal year 2002.
    Decennial Census Programs.--The recommendation provides 
full costs requested in the budget for the decennial census 
programs, including $139,238,000 for the costs of 2000 
decennial census in fiscal year 2002, of which $25,000,000 is 
from deobligations from prior year contracts relating to the 
2000 decennial census. The following represents the 
distribution of funds provided for 2000 Census activities:

Program Development and Management......................      $8,606,000
Data Content and Products...............................      68,330,000
Field Data Collection and Support.......................       9,455,000
Automated Data Processing and Telecommunications Support      24,462,000
Testing and Evaluation..................................      22,844,000
Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Pacific Areas...........       3,105,000
Marketing, Communications and Partnerships..............       2,436,000
Deobligations...........................................    (25,000,000)
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, 2000 Decennial Census......................     114,238,000

    The Committee directs the Bureau to continue to provide the 
Committee with monthly reports of the obligation of funds 
against each framework.
    In addition, the recommendation provides the full request 
for the planning, design, and implementation of the long-form 
transitional database for the 2010 decennial census, including 
the American Community Survey (ACS). Bill language is included 
designating funding for the 2010 decennial census. The 
following represents the distribution of funds provided for the 
2010 Census:

Re-engineered Design Process............................     $21,000,000
Long-Form Transitional Database.........................      29,000,000
Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic 
    Encoding and Referencing database (MAF/TIGER).......      15,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, 2010 Decennial Census......................      65,000,000

    Other Periodic Programs.--In addition, the Committee 
recommends $171,138,000 for other periodic censuses and 
programs, an increase of $25,630,000 above the current year and 
$541,000 above the request. The following table represents the 
distribution of funds provided for other non-decennial periodic 
census and related programs:

Economic Censuses.......................................     $51,958,000
Census of Governments...................................       5,745,000
Intercensal Demographic Estimates.......................       6,048,000
Continuous Measurement..................................      27,131,000
Demographic Survey Sample Redesign......................      12,583,000
Electronic Information Collection (CASIC)...............       6,254,000
Geographic Support......................................      37,624,000
Data Processing Systems.................................      23,795,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................     171,138,000

    Suitland Facility Requirements.--The Committee 
recommendation includes language relating to the Suitland 
Federal Center. The Committee continues to direct the Census 
Bureau to work with the General Services Administration 
regarding the Suitland Facility.
    The Committee recommends bill language, similar to language 
included in the fiscal year 2001 Appropriations Act, which 
provides separate appropriations for decennial and non-
decennial programs and designates specific amounts for each 
decennial census framework. The Committee notes that in the 
recommendation the continuous measurement line combined with 
funding under the 2010 Decennial heading equals the full 
request for the ACS.
    This appropriations account provides for decennial and 
quinquennial censuses, and other programs that are cyclical in 
nature. Additionally, individual surveys are conducted for 
other Federal agencies on a reimbursable basis.

       National Telecommunications and Information Administration

    The Committee recommends a total of $72,017,000 for the 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) for fiscal year 2002. This amount is $28,199,000 below 
the current year appropriation and $1,006,000 below the budget 
request.

                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends $13,048,000 for the Salaries and 
Expenses appropriation of the NTIA, which is $1,636,000 above 
the current year for the radio spectrum measurement system and 
$1,006,000 below the request. The recommendation does not 
include the full funding for base in the request due to the 
number of vacancies remaining unfilled in the current fiscal 
year. Therefore, the personnel costs associated with these 
positions should be used to offset costsof the new measurement 
system. The Committee recommendation assumes an additional $22,055,000 
will be available to the NTIA through reimbursements from other 
agencies for the costs of providing spectrum management, analysis and 
research services to those agencies, reflecting implementation of a 
policy of 80% reimbursement for such services that began in fiscal year 
1999.

    public telecommunications facilities, planning and construction

    The Committee recommends $43,466,000 for planning and 
construction grants for public television, radio, and non-
broadcast facilities, an increase of $62,000 above the current 
year and the same amount as in the request. This amount will 
allow the continuation of the existing equipment and facilities 
replacement program.
    Language carried in previous years has been included in the 
bill which: (1) provides authority to use a portion of funds 
under this heading for program administration as authorized by 
law; and (2) permits prior year unobligated balances to be 
available for grants for projects for which applications have 
been submitted and approved during any fiscal year.

                   information infrastructure grants

    The Committee recommends $15,503,000 for the Information 
Infrastructure Grants program under NTIA for demonstrations of 
new telecommunications technology applications. The 
recommendation is the same as the request and $29,897,000 below 
the current year funding level.
    The Committee recommendation reflects the fact that the 
universal service requirements of the Telecommunications Act of 
1996 (Public Law 104-104) will provide significant new 
opportunities for bringing the information superhighway to 
schools and libraries, which were not previously envisioned 
when this program was created. It is the Committee's 
expectation that this action will reduce the burden on the 
National Information Infrastructure (NII) program. The 
Committee notes some overlap between this program and 
technology programs under the Department of Justice, Community 
Oriented Policing Services, with respect to grants for public 
safety.
    The Committee continues bill language making funds provided 
under this heading available for program administration and 
related program support activities at the fiscal year 2001 
level. The bill also includes language carried in previous 
Appropriations Acts which will allow up to five percent of this 
appropriation to be available for telecommunications research 
activities directly related to the development of the NII.

               United States Patent and Trademark Office


                         salaries and expenses

    The bill provides a total funding level of $1,129,001,000 
for the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in fiscal year 2002, 
which is $91,993,000 above the current year level and 
$10,000,000 below the request. In addition to $846,701,000 in 
direct appropriations, $10,000,000 is available from 
anticipated unobligated balances from the current year, for a 
total spending level of $1,139,001,000 for fiscal year 2002.
    The Committee remains concerned that the Patent and 
Trademark Office is unable to meet the demands of the 
increasing number of patent applications. The Committee is 
concerned that, with the increased funding the Office has 
received in the past, there is no measurable increase in 
performance. Every agency must set performance measures and 
strive to meet them. If these goals are not met, then the 
agency must be able to answer the questions from Congress and 
their customers as to why it was unable to meet its goals. The 
PTO and the patent user community have continually criticized 
the Congress and the Administration for not allowing full 
access to their fees in the year they are received, yet PTO has 
been unsuccessful in proving that increased funding will 
decrease the amount of time it takes an applicant to receive a 
patent. PTO bases its budget submission on anticipated fee 
income, which is derived from an estimation of its anticipated 
workload. However, there is no indication that the existing 
level of fees was developed based on any direct relationship to 
the actual costs of doing business. Therefore, the Committee 
directs the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in 
consultation with the Department of Commerce, to develop a 
requirements-based budget structure. This revised budget 
structure proposal should include the number of actual 
trademark examiners required to perform the examinations, the 
number of examiners the PTO would be able to hire and train 
during the fiscal year, the number of patent applications to be 
processed while maintaining accuracy, and a timeline and 
incremental budget plan for technological requirements to 
assist the processing of applications. This proposal is to be 
submitted to the House Appropriations Committee by September 
30, 2001. In addition, the PTO is directed to provide to the 
Committee quarterly reports of obligations in the above-
mentioned format beginning with the last quarter of fiscal year 
2001. Further, the Committee directs the PTO to submit the 
fiscal year 2003 budget submission in the above-mentioned 
format.
    The Committee commends the Patent and Trademark Office on 
its efforts to afford its employees the opportunity to 
telework.
    The recommendation does not include requested language 
regarding representation funds. The recommendation does include 
other requested technical changes.
    Within the amounts available to the PTO in fiscal year 
2002, the Committee expects that not less than $3,000,000 will 
be provided to expand PTO's relationship with the National 
Inventor's Hall of Fame and Inventure Place, and not less than 
$1,000,000 will be provided to the International Intellectual 
Property Institute to promote sustainable development in 
developing countries and to protect business interests by 
assisting in the establishment of intellectual property legal 
frameworks.
    The Patent and Trademark Office is charged with 
administering the patent and trademark laws of the United 
States. PTO examines patent applications, grants patent 
protection for qualified inventions, and disseminates 
technological information disclosed in patents. PTO also 
examines trademark applications and provides Federal 
registration to owners of qualified trademarks.

                         SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    The Committee has included under this section of Title II 
the Department of Commerce agencies responsible for scientific 
and technological research and programs.

                       Technology Administration


       office of the under secretary/office of technology policy

                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends $8,094,000 for the Technology 
Administration's Office of the Under Secretary/Office of 
Technology Policy. This amount is $32,000 above the current 
year and $144,000 below the request. The Committee 
recommendation does not provide the full amount requested due 
to a number of positions remaining unfilled during fiscal year 
2001. The Committee continues the direction included since 
fiscal year 1998 regarding the use of Technology Administration 
and Department of Commerce resources to support foreign policy 
initiatives and programs.

             National Institute of Standards and Technology

    The Committee recommends a total of $488,996,000 for the 
appropriations accounts under the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST) for fiscal year 2002. The 
recommendation is $1,549,000 above the budget request for pay 
increases and $108,020,000 below the current year level due to 
two one-time only projects and the discontinuation of the 
Advanced Technology Program. A description of each account and 
the Committee recommendation follows:

             scientific and technical research and services

    The Committee has provided $348,589,000 for the Scientific 
and Technical Research and Services (core programs) 
appropriation of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology. This amount is $36,660,000 above the amount 
provided in fiscal year 2001 and $1,301,000 above the request. 
It should be noted that the budget request includes a transfer 
of $20,000,000 and 154 positions from the Industrial Technology 
Services account to maintain the same level of research efforts 
as in the current year for NIST core research, despite the 
discontinuation of new funding for the Advanced Technology 
Program.
    The Committee notes that, in an era of declining budgets, 
the core programs of NIST have enjoyed significant support, 
receiving continued program increases. Overall funding for 
these programs has grown from $240,000,000 in fiscal year 1995 
to $311,929,000 in fiscal year 2001. The Committee understands 
the importance of the research done by this agency, and 
recommends funding to maintain the current level of operations. 
In addition, the Committee, by September 15, 2001, expects NIST 
to review NOAA's minority serving institutions program and 
report back to the Committee on NIST's plan to implement a 
similar program.
    The following is a breakdown of the amounts provided under 
this account by activity.

                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               FY02
                NIST STRS                  FY02 request   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Electronics and Electrical..............         $41,132         $41,286
Manufacturing...........................          20,352          20,428
Chemical................................          38,712          38,857
Physics.................................          37,054          37,193
Materials...............................          62,532          62,766
Building and Fire.......................          15,982          16,042
Computer Science and Applied Mathematies          59,478          59,698
Technology Assistance...................          17,679          17,745
Baldridge...............................           5,403           5,423
Research Support........................          43,972          37,651
National Institute for Infrastructure              4,992          11,500
 Protection.............................
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, STRS.......................         347,288         348,589
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Within the amounts provided for the Critical Infrastructure 
Protection Grants program, $6,500,000 is for the George Mason 
University School of Law and James Madison University to 
establish a critical infrastructure program to conduct research 
on critical infrastructure protection.
    Within the Research Support program, $2,400,000 is for a 
grant to the Software Productivity Consortium to demonstrate 
technologically the effectiveness of telework.
    Further, the Committee continues the directive included in 
previous years regarding the placement of additional NIST 
personnel or support for Foreign Service nationals overseas.

                     INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

    The Committee recommends $119,514,000 for the Industrial 
Technology Services appropriation of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology. This amount is $130,771,000 below the 
current year appropriation and $248,000 above the request.
    Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program.--The Committee 
has included $106,522,000 for the Manufacturing Extension 
Partnership (MEP) Program, $248,000 above the request for pay 
increases and $1,616,000 above the current year. This 
recommendation includes the expectation that funding is 
provided for the existing centers and not for new initiatives.
    Advanced Technology Program.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $12,992,000 to fully fund prior year commitments of 
the Advanced Technology Program. The President's budget 
proposes to discontinue funding for new grants in fiscal year 
2002. The fiscal year 2000 and 2001 House appropriation bills 
did not include funding for this program and recommended that 
the ATP program be terminated.
    The advocates for the ATP program have always had to answer 
a number of fundamental questions, such as whether the program 
achieves results that could not be achieved through the private 
marketplace; whether it funded technology development and 
commercialization that would not be undertaken but for the 
existence of the program; and whether the Federal government 
should play a role in picking technologies to be developed and 
then funding that development at substantial government 
expense.
    After many years in existence, the program has not produced 
a body of evidence to overcome those fundamental questions 
about whether the program should exist in the first place.

                  CONSTRUCTION OF RESEARCH FACILITIES

    The Committee recommendation includes $20,893,000 for 
construction, renovation, and maintenance of NIST facilities. 
The recommendation is the same as the amount in the request and 
$13,909,000 below the current year due to non-recurring 
projects.
    This account supports all NIST activities by providing the 
facilities necessary to carry out the NIST mission. The 
Institute has proposed a multiyear effort torenovate NIST's 
current buildings and laboratory facilities in compliance with more 
stringent science and engineering program requirements.

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    The Committee recommends a total of $3,092,728,000 in new 
budget authority, of which $7,000,000 is mandatory spending, 
for the six appropriation items of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and transfers totaling 
$71,000,000. This amount is an increase of $29,128,000 over the 
President's request, and an increase of $51,939,000 over the 
current year. The amount provided includes a total of 
$440,000,000 for programs in the conservation spending 
category.
    For the fiscal year 2002 budget, the House and Senate 
Appropriations staff along with NOAA managers have realigned 
the NOAA budget structure. Funding is provided to maintain NOAA 
core operations, including the National Weather Service, 
mapping and charting, satellite operations, fishery management 
programs, atmospheric research and ocean conservation programs. 
Funding for new initiatives was provided at a lower level than 
requested, but most core programs were provided at least the 
requested level.

                  operations, research, and facilities

                     (including transfers of funds)

    The bill includes $2,200,298,000 in new budget authority 
for the coastal, fisheries, marine, weather, environmental, 
satellite, and other programs funded in this appropriation. 
This amount is an increase of $19,989,000 above the fiscal year 
2002 request. Of this amount, $304,000,000 is provided under 
the conservation account.
    In addition to the new budget authority provided for the 
NOAA ORF account, the Committee recommends a transfer of 
$68,000,000 from balances in the account entitled, ``Promote 
and Develop Fishery Products and Research Pertaining to 
American Fisheries.'' The total amount provided also includes 
prior year deobligations totaling $17,000,000, and $3,000,000 
from collections from the Coastal Zone Management Fund, the 
same amount proposed in the budget. The bill also includes 
language to allow NOAA to retain gifts and contributions made 
under the Marine Sanctuary Program. The Committee expects NOAA 
to fully utilize the authorities provided for this program.
    Language is also included in the bill specifying the total 
amount of direct obligations available for each of the six NOAA 
line offices and other related activities funded through this 
account. The Committee has taken this action to provide greater 
clarity and accountability in budgeting and management for the 
diverse activities funded in this account. In addition, the 
bill also modifies language from the fiscal year 2001 Act 
regarding the practice of assessing NOAA line organizations, 
programs, projects, and activities, to support NOAA and line 
office overhead and programs over and above the amounts 
specifically provided. The Committee reminds NOAA that 
administrative charges levied against certain activities 
assigned in the bill are limited to no more than five percent. 
Language carried in prior years regarding funding and personnel 
in Executive Direction and Administration has been 
discontinued, as proposed. In addition, language is continued 
from prior years regarding the use of deobligations in excess 
of amounts estimated in the budget.
    Further, the Committee expects NOAA to follow the direction 
given in this section of the report as well as the sections 
addressing the Committee's reprogramming requirements.
    This year, the Committee and NOAA have worked together to 
prepare a new budget structure to realign resources within the 
National Marine Fisheries Service and the Office of Atmospheric 
Research line office, and realigns funding for data acquisition 
(ship time) components under the Program Support account. In 
addition, there is a reallocation from the President's request 
of $10,750,000 from NESDIS, under the Procurement Acquisition, 
and Construction account to NESDIS, under the Operations, 
Research, and Facilities account.
    The following revised and extended table compares the 
Committee recommendation to the President's request for the 
activities, sub-activities, and projects funded in this 
appropriation. The table has been expanded from prior years to 
provide greater clarity. Report language is provided for 
Committee direction or to provide additional information.

  NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION OPERATIONS, RESEARCH,
                     AND FACILITIES FISCAL YEAR 2002
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              FY 2002
                                            President's    FY 2002 House
                                              request     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE

Navigation Services:
    Mapping & Charting:
        Base............................         37,016          37,183
        Electronic Navigational Charts..          3,554           1,777
        Shoreline Mapping...............          1,000           1,500
        Coastal Storms..................          1,000             500
        Joint Hydrographic Center.......          2,580           2,580
    Address Survey Backlog/Contracts....         20,450          24,985
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Mapping & Charting......         65,600          68,525
                                         ===============================
    Geodesy:
        Base............................         20,550          20,612
        National Spacial Reference                  500               0
         System.........................
        Height Modernization Study--NGS             250             250
         Implementation.................
        Height Modernization Study--NC..          1,000           1,000
        Height Modernization Study--CA            1,000           1,000
         Spatial Ref. Center............
        SC Geodetic Survey..............            500               0
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Geodesy.............         23,800          22,862
                                         ===============================
    Tide & Current Data.................         17,250          19,295
                                         ===============================
      Total, Navigation Services........        106,650         110,682
                                         ===============================
Ocean Resources Conservation &
 Management--Estuarine and Coastal
 Assessment:
    Ocean Assessment Program:
        Base............................         13,608          13,721
        Coastal Storms..................          1,000               0
        Beaufort/Oxford.................          3,500           2,917
    Ocean Assessment Program--
     Conservation:
        Pfiesteria and HAB Rapid                  3,925           3,925
         Response.......................
        South Florida Ecosystem.........            900             900
        Coastal Services Center.........         18,900          18,900
        JASON...........................          2,500           2,500
        Coral Reef Program..............         14,000          14,000
        Harmful Algal Blooms............          5,000           5,000
        CICEET..........................          5,800           4,800
        Lake Pontchartrain..............              0           1,500
        CREST...........................              0             500
        CI-CORE.........................              0           2,000
        National Coral Reef Institute--           1,000           1,000
         HI.............................
        National Coral Reef Institute--             500             500
         FL.............................
        National Coral Reef Institute--             500             500
         P.R............................
        National Fish and Wildlife                1,000           1,500
         Foundation.....................
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Ocean Assessment             54,025          57,525
           Program--Conservation........
                                         ===============================
      Total, Ocean Assessment Program...         72,133          74,163
                                         ===============================
    Response and Restoration:
        Base............................          2,000           2,078
        Estuarine and Coastal Assessment          3,568           3,000
        Damage Assessment Program.......          5,200           5,200
        Oil Pollution Act of 1990.......          1,000           1,000
        Coastal Protection and                    1,000           1,000
         Restoration Project............
        Spill Response and Restoration            2,000           2,000
         Program........................
        Estuary Restoration Act.........          2,000               0
        Aquatic Resources Environmental               0           8,000
         Initiative.....................
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Response and                 16,768          22,278
           Restoration..................
                                         ===============================
    Ocean and Coastal Research:
        Base............................          6,000           6,020
        Fish Forensics/Enforcement......          1,300           1,247
        MERHL...........................          1,500           1,277
        Pfiesteria/Toxins Research......          1,000           1,000
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Ocean and Coastal             9,800           9,544
           Research.....................
                                         ===============================
          Subtotal, Estuarine and                98,701         105,985
           Coastal Assessment...........
                                         ===============================
    Coastal Ocean Program:
        Base............................         12,890          11,497
        ECOHAB..........................          4,200           4,300
        Hypoxia.........................              0           1,100
        South Florida Ecosystem.........          1,300           1,300
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Coastal Ocean                18,390          18,197
           Program......................
                                         -------------------------------
          Total, Ocean Resources                117,091         124,182
           Conservation & Assessment....
                                         ===============================
    Coastal Management:
        Coastal Zone Management Grants..         68,963          68,963
        Program Administration..........          6,382           6,382
        National Estuarine Research              16,400          16,400
         Reserve System.................
        Nonpoint Pollution                       10,000          10,000
         Implementation Grants..........
        Marine Protected Areas..........          3,000           3,000
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Coastal Management--        104,745         104,745
           Conservation.................
                                         ===============================
    Marine Sanctuary Program:
        Base............................         34,000          33,500
        Sanctuaries SSE Data Collection.          2,000           2,000
        Northwest Straits Citizens                    0             500
         Advisory Commission............
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Marine Sanctuary             36,000          36,000
           Program--Conservation........
                                         ===============================
          Total, National Ocean Service--       194,770         198,270
           Conservation.................
          Total, National Ocean Service.        364,486         375,609
                                         ===============================
    NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

Fisheries Research and Management
 Services:
    Science and Technology:
        Base, including information              86,614          86,930
         analysis and discrimination....
        AKFIN...........................          3,000           3,000
        Alaska Groundfish Monitoring--            2,087           2,087
         Base...........................
        Alaska Groundfish Monitoring--              150             150
         Bering Sea Fishermen...........
        Alaska Groundfish Monitoring--              850             850
         Crab Research..................
        Alaska Groundfish Monitoring--              175             175
         Gulf of Alaska Coastal
         Communities....................
        Alaska Groundfish Monitoring--              300             300
         NMFS Field Fishery Monitoring..
        Alaska Groundfish Monitoring--              350             350
         NMFS Rockfish Research.........
        Alaska Groundfish Monitoring--              238             238
         Rockfish Research/Crab.........
        Alaska Groundfish Monitoring--            1,000               0
         State of AK crab, scallop
         license limitation.............
        Alaska Groundfish Monitoring--            1,000             500
         Winter Pollock Survey..........
        Alaska Groundfish Surveys--Base.            661             661
        Alaska Groundfish Surveys--                 239               0
         Calibration Studies............
        Alaska--Steller Sea Lion/Pollock          2,000           1,250
         Research--N. Pacific Council...
        Alaska--Steller Sea lions                 2,000           2,000
         Predator Prey Relationships....
        Alaska--Bering Sea Pollock                  945             945
         Research.......................
        Alaska--Chinook Salmon Research             300             150
         at Auke Bay....................
        Alaska--North Pacific and Bering          6,000           3,000
         Sea--Ocean Climate Impacts.....
        Alaska--Magnuson Stevens                  4,350           4,350
         Implementation.................
        American Fisheries Act--Base....          3,526           3,526
        Aquaculture.....................          1,000             250
        Atlantic Herring and Mackerel...            200             200
        Bluefin Tuna Tagging............            600             600
        Bluefish/Striped Bass--Base.....          1,500           1,550
        Computer Hardware and Software..          4,000           4,000
        Cooperative Research--National            3,000           2,500
         Cooperative Research...........
        Cooperative Research--Southeast.          3,000           3,000
        Cooperative Research--Northeast.          5,000           5,000
        Cooperative Research--Northeast           5,000               0
         Consortium.....................
        Cooperative Research                      3,500               0
         Implementation--NMFS...........
        Cooperative Research and Marine             200               0
         Education--NEC.................
        Driftnet Act Implementation--             1,800           1,800
         Base...........................
        Driftnet Act Implementation--               150             150
         Pacific Rim Fisheries..........
        Driftnet Act Implementation--               250             250
         Science Observer Russian EEZ...
        Driftnet Act Implementation--               200               0
         State Participaton AK/WA.......
        Expand Stock Assessments--               15,000           3,000
         Improve Data Collection........
        NMFS Facilities Maintenance.....          4,400           4,200
        Fish Statistics--Base...........         13,902          13,902
        Fish Statistics--Atlantic                 1,500           1,500
         Coastal Cooperative Statistics
         Program........................
        Fish Statistics--Economics and            3,365           1,996
         Social Sciences Research.......
        Fish Statistics--National                 8,000           2,350
         Fisheries Information System...
        Fish Statistics--National                 1,000             500
         Standard 8.....................
        Fisheries Development Program--           8,685           8,685
         Product Quality and Safety/
         Seafood Inspection.............
        Fisheries Oceanography..........          1,500               0
        Great South Bay Hard Clams......              0             500
        GULFFIN Data Collection Effort..          3,500           3,500
        Gulf of Maine Groundfish Survey.            567             567
        Gulf of Mexico Consortium.......          1,500           2,500
        Gulf and South Atlantic                       0             500
         Fisheries......................
        Hawaii Stock Management Plan....            500             500
        JIMAR...........................          2,250           2,250
        Lobster Sampling................            150               0
        MARFIN--Base....................          2,500           2,500
        MARFIN--NE Activities...........            250             250
        MARFIN--Red Snapper.............            750             750
        MarMap..........................            850             850
        New England Stock Depletion.....          1,000           1,000
        Observers/Training--Atlantic              3,350           3,350
         Coast Observers................
        Observers/Training--East Coast              350             350
         Observers......................
        Observers/Training--HI Longline           1,200           1,200
         Observer Program...............
        Observers/Training--N. Pacific            1,875           1,875
         Marine Resources Observers.....
        Observers/Training--N. Pacific              425             425
         Observer Program...............
        Observers/Training--West Coast            2,275           3,275
         Observers......................
        Observers/Training--NMFS                  4,000           1,000
         National Program...............
        Ocean Coastal and Waterway/               1,000               0
         Pascagoula.....................
        PACFIN Catch Effort Data........          3,000           3,000
        Pacific Highly Migratory Species          1,000             500
         Research.......................
        RECFIN--Recreational Fishery              3,700           3,700
         Harvest Monitoring.............
        Red Snapper Monitoring and                7,500           7,500
         Research.......................
        Reduce Fishing Impacts on                 1,000             500
         Essential Fish Habitat.........
        SEAMAP..........................          1,400           1,400
        Shrimp Pathogens................            300             150
        South Carolina Taxonomic Center.            350             350
        Swordfish Research..............            400             400
        West Coast Groundfish...........          5,070           5,370
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Science and                 254,549         215,907
           Technology...................
                                         ===============================
    Conservation and Management:
        Base............................          7,775           7,775
        Alaska Near Shore Fisheries.....            500             500
        Alaska/Bering Sea Crab..........            500             500
        Alaska--Magnuson Stevens                  2,050           2,050
         Implementation.................
        Alaska--Yukon River Chinook               1,000           1,000
         Salmon--Base...................
        Alaska--Yukon River Chinook                 500               0
         Salmon--Y.R. Drainage Fisheries
         Asso...........................
        Alaska--American Fisheries Act..            500               0
        Alaska--North Pacific Council--             500               0
         American Fisheries Act.........
        American Fisheries Act--Base....          2,174           2,174
        Anadromous Grants...............          2,100           2,100
        Columbia River Hatcheries--              11,457          11,457
         Operations.....................
        Columbia River Hatcheries--               1,700           1,700
         Monitor, Evaluation and Reform.
        Fisheries Management Programs...         31,257          31,257
        Halibut/Sablefish...............          1,200           1,200
        Interjurisdictional Fisheries             2,590           2,590
         Grants.........................
        International Fisheries                     400             400
         Commissions....................
        Interstate Fish Commissions--3              750             750
         Commissions....................
        Interstate Fish Commissions--             7,250           7,250
         Atlantic Cooperative Management
        Management of George's Bank.....            478             478
        NMFS NEPA.......................          8,000           8,000
        Pacific Salmon Treaty--NMFS               5,612           5,612
         Research Base..................
        Pacific Salmon Treaty--NMFS               1,844           1,844
         Research Chinook Salmon
         Agreement......................
        Refine Essential Fish Habitat             1,500           1,500
         Designations...................
        Regional Councils...............         15,650          14,150
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Conservation and            107,287         104,287
           Management...................
                                         ===============================
          Total, Fisheries Research and         361,836         320,194
           Management Services..........
                                         ===============================
Protected Resources Research and
 Management Services:
    Science and Technology:
        Base............................         11,984          12,037
        Alaska Sea Life Center--Steller           3,000               0
         Sea Lion Recovery..............
        Alaska Steller Sea Lion Recovery         22,000          20,030
         Plan--Base.....................
        Alaska Steller Sea Lion Recovery            800               0
         Plan--N. Pacific Univ MM
         Consortium.....................
        Alaska Steller Sea Lion Recovery          1,000               0
         Plan--Univ of AK Gulf Apex
         Predator.......................
        Atlantic Salmon Research........            710             710
        Antarctic Research..............          1,500           1,500
        Columbia River--Endangered                  299             299
         Species Studies................
        Dolphin Encirclement............          3,300           3,300
        Dolphin Yellowfin Tuna Research.            250             250
    Protected Species--Conservation:
        Endangered Species Act--Atlantic          3,000           1,295
         Salmon.........................
          Marine Mammals................          4,500           4,500
          Other Species.................          2,700           2,700
          Pacific Salmon Recovery.......         17,450          17,450
          Right Whale Activities........          3,100           3,100
          Right Whale Activities NE               2,900           2,900
         Consortium.....................
          Sea Turtles...................          6,338           6,338
          Steller Sea Lions.............            850             850
        Habitat Conservation............          4,598           4,598
        Hawaiian Monk Seals.............            800             850
        Hawaiian Sea Turtles............            300             300
        Hawaiian Sea Turtle research and          3,000           3,000
         data collection................
        Marine Mammal Protection--Base..          2,641           2,641
        Marine Mammal Protection--AK                900             900
         Harbor Seal Research...........
        Habitat Conservation............          1,761           1,761
        Marine Mammal Protection--Base..          4,584           4,584
        Marine Mammal Strandings........          4,000           4,000
        Protected Species Management--            5,276           5,276
         Base...........................
        Protected Species Management--              750             750
         Bottlenose Dolphin Research....
        Rancho Nuevo Sea Turtles........            350             350
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Protected Species--          69,798          68,143
           Conservation.................
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Protected Resources.        114,641         106,269
                                         ===============================
    Conservation and Management
     Services:
        Base............................          4,988           5,135
        Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan...            450             450
        Chinook Salmon Management.......            150             150
        Endangered Species Act--Atlantic            500             500
         Salmon.........................
        Endangered Species Act--Pacific          20,500          20,500
         Salmon Recovery................
        Endangered Species Act--Right             1,000           1,000
         Whale Activities...............
        Native Marine Mammals--Alaska               400               0
         Eskimo Whaling Commission......
        Native Marine Mammals--Alaska               150               0
         Harbour Seals..................
        Native Marine Mammals--Aleut                125             125
         Pacific Marine Resources
         Observers......................
        Native Marine Mammals--Beluga               225             225
         Whale Committee................
        Native Marine Mammals--Bristol               50               0
         Bay Native Association.........
        Protected Species Management--            3,234           3,234
         Base...........................
        Protected Species Management--              750             750
         California Sea Lions...........
        Protected Species Management--            1,000           1,000
         NFWF Species Management........
        Protected Species Management--            1,500           1,000
         State of Maine Salmon Recovery.
        Southestern Sea Turtles.........            300             300
        State of Maine Recovery Plan....            150             150
        Steller Sea Lion Recovery--State          2,500             711
         of AK Work.....................
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Conservation and             37,972          35,230
           Management Services..........
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Protected Resources.        152,613         141,499
                                         ===============================
Habitat Conservation:
    Sustainable Habitat Management:
        Base............................          2,000           2,038
        Charleston Bump.................            300             300
        Chesapeake Bay Multi-Species                500             500
         Management.....................
        Chesapeake Bay Oyster                       850           2,000
         Restoration....................
        Chesapeake Bay Studies..........          2,000           2,500
        Coral Reef......................         11,000          11,000
        Habitat Conservation............          2,960           2,960
        Alaska--Magnuson Stevens                    850             350
         Implementation.................
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Sustainable Habitat          20,460          21,648
           Management...................
                                         ===============================
    Fisheries Habitat Restoration:
        Base............................          1,316           1,324
        Bronx River Recovery and                      0             500
         Restoration....................
        Fisheries Habitat Restoration--          10,000          10,000
         Base...........................
        Fisheries Habitat Restoration--           1,000           1,000
         Bronx River....................
        Fisheries Habitat Restoration--           1,000           1,500
         Pinellas County................
        Habitat Conservation............          1,116           1,116
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Fisheries Habitat            14,432          15,440
           Restoration..................
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal Habitat Conservation--        34,892          37,088
           Conservation.................
                                         ===============================
Enforcement and Surveillance:
    NMFS Enforcement:
        Driftnet Act Implementation/Base          1,375           1,375
        Enforcement and Surveillance--           22,420          22,465
         Base...........................
        Enforcement and Surveillance--            2,500           2,500
         Coop agreements w/States.......
        Enforcement and Surveillance--            7,400           2,000
         Vessel Monitoring System.......
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, NMFS Enforcement....         33,695          28,340
Cooperative Enforcement with States.....         15,000          15,000
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Enforcement and              48,695          43,340
           Surveillance.................
                                         ===============================
          Total, National Marine                104,690         105,231
           Fisheries Service--
           Conservation.................
          Total, National Marine                598,036         542,441
           Fisheries Service............
                                         ===============================
     OCEAN AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH
Climate Research:
    Laboratories & Joint Institutes:
        Aeronomy Laboratory.............          8,089           8,111
        Atlantic Oceanographic and                5,676           5,691
         Meteorological Laboratory......
        Air Resources Laboratory........          3,438           3,447
        Climate Diagnostic Center.......          2,548           2,555
        Climate Monitoring and                    5,937           5,952
         Diagnostic Laboratory..........
        Environmental Technology                    242             243
         Laboratory.....................
        Forecast Systems Laboratory.....            156             156
        Geophysical Fluid Dynamics               14,191          14,229
         Laboratory.....................
        Pacific Marine Environmental              8,344           8,523
         Laboratory.....................
        Space Environmental Center......            235             236
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Laboratories & Joint         48,856          49,143
           Institutions.................
                                         ===============================
    Climate & Global Change Program:
        Climate and Global Change (Base,         67,854          69,875
         competitive grants)............
        Variability beyond ENSO.........          1,000           1,000
        Climate Forcing Agents..........          1,000           1,000
        Accelerating Climate Models--             2,750           2,750
         International Research
         Institute......................
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Climate & Global             72,604          74,625
           Change Program...............
                                         ===============================
    Climate Observations & Services:
        Climate Reference Network.......          3,000           3,000
        Climate Data & Info.............          1,000           1,000
        Baseline Observatories..........          2,000           2,000
        Ocean Observations/Ocean Systems          4.352           3.852
        Argo Floats.....................          7,950           7,950
        Regional Assessments, Education           1,850           1,850
         and Outreach...................
        Climate Change Assessments......            650             650
        Weather-Climate Connection......            900             900
        Carbon Cycle Monitoring.........          2,300           2,300
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Climate Observations         24,002          23,502
           & Services...................
                                         ===============================
    Partnership Programs:
        Institute for Study of Earth,             2,000               0
         Ocean & Space (CCRC)...........
        International Pacific Research              500               0
         Center (U of HI)...............
        Central CA Ozone Study..........              0             250
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Partnership Programs          2,500             250
                                         ===============================
          Total, Climate Research.......        147,962         147,520
                                         ===============================
Weather & Air Quality Research:
    Laboratories & Joint Institutes:
        Aeronomy Laboratory.............          2,048           2,054
        Atlantic Oceanographic and                3,910           3,921
         Meteorological Laboratory......
        Air Resources Laboratory........          2,072           2,077
        Climate Monitoring and                      166             166
         Diagnostic Laboratory..........
        Environmental Technology                  6,845           6,864
         Laboratory.....................
        Forecast Systems Laboratory.....         10,617          10,646
        Geophysical Fluid Dynamics                3,069           3,077
         Laboratory.....................
        National Severe Storms                    7,531           7,552
         Laboratory.....................
        Pacific Marine Environmental                263             264
         Laboratory.....................
        Space Environmental Center......          7,222           7,242
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Laboratories & Joint         43,743          43,863
           Institutes...................
                                         ===============================
    U.S. Weather Research Program:
        U.S. Weather Research Program             3,731           3,000
         Base (USWRP)...................
        Space-Based Wind Profile Lidar            1,000               0
         Technology.....................
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, U.S. Weather                  4,731           3,000
           Research Program.............
                                         -------------------------------
          Total, Weather & Air Quality           48,474          46,863
           Research.....................
                                         ===============================
Ocean, Coastal, and Great Lakes
 Research:
    Laboratories & Joint Institutes:
        Atlantic Oceanographic and                2,720           2,720
         Meteorological Laboratory......
        Coral Reef Watch--Conservation              499             499
         Category.......................
        Environmental Technology                    445             445
         Laboratory.....................
        Great Lakes Environmental                 8,232           8,232
         Research Laboratory............
        Pacific Marine Environmental              7,389           7,389
         Laboratory.....................
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Laboratories & Joint         19,285          19,285
           Institutes...................
                                         ===============================
    National Sea Grant College Program:
        National Sea Grant College               56,400          56,410
         Program Base (Base)............
        Aquatic Nuisance Species/Zebra            3,000           3,000
         Mussel Research................
        Gulf of Mexico Oyster Initiative          1,000           1,000
        Oyster Disease Research.........          2,000           2,000
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, National Sea Grant           62,400          62,410
           College Program..............
                                         ===============================
    National Undersea Research Program           13,848          11,503
     (NURP).............................
                                         ===============================
    Ocean Exploration...................         14,000           6,000
                                         ===============================
    Partnership Programs:
        Aquatic Ecosystems..............              0           4,300
        Arctic Research.................          1,650               0
        NISA/Ballast Water                            0           2,494
         Demonstrations.................
        NISA/Prevent & Control Invasive             800             800
         Species........................
        Marine Aquaculture Program......          3,606               0
        Tsunami Hazard Mitigation.......          2,300           1,000
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Partnership Programs          8,356           8,594
                                         -------------------------------
          Total, Ocean, Coastal, & Great        117,889         107,792
           Lakes Research...............
                                         ===============================
Information Technology R&D;, & Science
 Education:
    GLOBE...............................          3,057           2,500
    High Performance Computing &                 12,806          12,808
     Communications (HPCC)..............
                                         -------------------------------
          Total, Information Technology,         15,863          15,308
           R&D;, & Science Education.....
          Total, Oceanic and Atmospheric            499             499
           Research--Conservation.......
          Total, Ocean and Atmospheric          330,188         317,483
           Research--ORF................
                                         ===============================
        NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
Local Warnings and Forecasts:
    Local Warnings and Forecasts Base...        518,708         520,084
    Alaska Data Buoys...................          1,700             650
    Sustain Cooperative Observer Network          2,299           1,890
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Local Warnings and              522,707         522,624
       Forecasts........................
                                         ===============================
Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service          1,000           1,500
                                         -------------------------------
WFO Maintenance.........................          4,550           4,230
                                         -------------------------------
Weather Radio Transmitters:
    Weather Radio Transmitters Base.....          2,323           2,323
    NOAA Weather Radio Transmitters--Big              0              76
     Horn, WY...........................
    NOAA Weather Radio Transmitters--WI.              0             500
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Weather Radio                     2,323           2,899
       Transmitters.....................
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, Local Warnings and                 530,580         531,253
       Forecasts........................
                                         -------------------------------
Central Forecast Guidance...............         43,745          40,850
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, Operations and Research....        574,325         572,103
                                         ===============================
Systems Operations & Maintenance (O&M;):
    NEXRAD..............................         39,996          43,021
    ASOS................................          7,651           7,667
    AWIPS...............................         36,484          36,558
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, Systems Operation &                 84,131          87,246
       Maintenance......................
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, National Weather Service--         658,456         659,349
       ORF..............................
                                         ===============================
 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE, DATA
         AND INFORMATION SERVICE
Environmental Satellite Observing
 System:
    Satellite Command and Control.......         32,791          32,842
    Product Processing and Distribution.         28,696          25,747
    Product Development, Readiness &             23,471          22,518
     Application........................
    Global Wind Demonstration...........          1,000           1,000
    Commercial Remote Sensing Licensing           1,200             250
     & Enforcement......................
                                         -------------------------------
          Total, Environmental Satellite         87,158          82,357
           Observing Systems............
                                         ===============================
NOAA's Data Centers & Information
 Services:
    Archive, Access & Assessment........         32,192          31,371
    Climate Database Modernization......          6,214          16,048
    Coastal Data Development............          4,513           4,513
    Regional Climate Centers............              0           3,000
    Environmental Data Systems                   12,335          12,335
     Modernization......................
                                         -------------------------------
          Total, NOAA's Data Centers &           55,254          67,267
           Information Services.........
                                         ===============================
          Total, Nat'l Environmental            142,412         149,624
           Satellite, Data and
           Information Service..........
                                         ===============================
             PROGRAM SUPPORT

Corporate Services:
    Under Secretary and Associate                23,981          21,823
     Offices............................
                                         -------------------------------
    Policy Formulation and Direction:
        Policy Formulation and Direction         36,366          33,940
         Base...........................
        Minority Serving Institutions...         15,000          15,000
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Policy Formulation           51,366          48,940
           and Direction................
          Total, Corporate Services.....         75,347          70,763
                                         ===============================
Office of Marine and Aviation
 Operations:
    Aviation Operations:
        Aircraft Services...............         14,184          13,918
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, Aviation Operations.         14,184          13,918
                                         ===============================
    Marine Operations:
        Marine Services.................         63,829          61,615
        Fleet Planning and Maintenance..         11,120          11,000
                                         -------------------------------
          Total, Marine Operations......         74,949          72,615
                                         ===============================
          Total, Office of Marine and            89,133          86,533
           Aviation Operations..........
                                         ===============================
Facilities and Projects:
    NOAA Maintenance and Repairs........          3,636           2,816
    Environmental Compliance............          2,000           2,000
    Boulder Facilities Operations.......          5,000           4,500
    Columbia River Facilities...........          3,365           4,000
    Pribilof Island Cleanup.............          4,000           5,500
                                         -------------------------------
          Total, Facilities and Projects         18,001          18,816
                                         ===============================
Total, Program Support--ORF.............        182,481         176,112
Total, Conservation Category--ORF.......        168,000         304,000
Total ORF...............................      2,276,059       2,220,298
Deobligations...........................        (17,000)        (17,000)
Coastal Zone Management Fund offset.....         (3,000)         (3,000)
                                         -------------------------------
Total, Budget Authority--ORF............      2,256,059       2,200,298
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         national ocean service

    The Committee has included a total of $375,609,000 for 
activities of the National Ocean Service (NOS) for fiscal year 
2002.
    Mapping and Charting.--The recommendation includes 
$68,525,000 for mapping and charting activities, which is 
$2,925,000 above the budget request and $9,768,000 above the 
current year. The recommendation includes $24,985,000 for the 
hydrographic survey backlog line. The recommendation is 
consistent with the position the Committee has supported for 
years that at least 50 percent of hydrographic surveying should 
be contracted out. The Committee considers mapping and charting 
that promotes commerce and ensures safe navigation to be a 
priority for NOAA. At the President's request level, it would 
take 20 years for NOAA to update maps and charts of the 
critically important areas. The Committee recommendation 
includes an increase to the ``address survey backlog'' line of 
$4,535,000 for the Gulf of Mexico, including Lake 
Pontchartrain.
    Further, the Committee directs NOAA to enter into a long-
term lease or charter of a U.S. purpose-built, U.S. flag 
hydrographic survey vessel which is capable of performing the 
full scope of necessary hydrographic services. To provide 
optimal quality survey data to NOAA, the intended vessel should 
be equipped with a suite of state-of-the-art survey equipment 
capable of providing quality data from inshore waters to full 
ocean depths. It is the Committee's intent to provide the most 
efficient and cost-effective use of the survey backlog funding, 
including using longer-term private vessel charters. This model 
would allow NOAA to sustain its goal of maintaining accurate 
and timely charts of the Nation's waters without additional 
Federal capital outlays.
    Acquisition of data funding (ship time) has been moved to 
Program Support.
    Geodesy.--The Committee has included $22,862,000 for NOAA's 
geodesy programs, an increase of $527,000 above fiscal year 
2001 and $938,000 above the request. No funding is provided for 
the National Spacial Reference System or for the South Carolina 
Geodetic survey. NOAA is directed to work with the states of 
Louisiana and Wisconsin to assess their requirements for 
similar programs and report back to the Committee by September 
15, 2001.
    Tide and Current Data.--The Committee has recommended 
$19,295,000 for this activity, an increase of $4,239,000 above 
fiscal year 2001 and $2,045,000 above the request. The increase 
from current year levels is for the continued implementation of 
the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) program and 
increased funding for the National Water Level Observation 
Network (NWLON) on the Great Lakes.
    Ocean Assessment Program.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $74,163,000 for this activity, of which $57,525,000 is 
under the conservation category. Of the amount provided for the 
Coastal Services Center, $1,000,000 is for the Alliance for 
Coastal Technologies.
    Coastal Zone Management.--The Committee recommendation 
provides a total of $104,745,000, as requested, under the 
National Ocean Service to assist coastal States in implementing 
clean water programs. Of this amount, $68,963,000 is for grants 
to States in accordance with sections 306 and 306A of the 
Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), the same amount as in the 
request and $8,596,000 above the current year. In the fiscal 
year 2001 Appropriations Act, the Committee directed NOAA to 
provide an assessment of the national impact of this program 
and submit such assessment to the Committees on Appropriations 
no later than March 15, 2001. The Committee has not received 
this report. The recommendation does not make language changes 
to the limits of each grant. While the Administration's request 
includes an increase of $12,184,000 for the CZMA program, the 
Committee notes the CZMA authorization has expired. Further, 
$10,000,000 is requested by the Administration for the Non-
Point Source Pollution Implementation grants program, which is 
not authorized under sections 306 and 306A of the CZMA, but 
rather section 6217 of the CZMA. In fiscal year 2001, the 
Committee provided $10,000,000 for the program, and the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) non-point source program 
was funded at $238,000,000. The Committee remains concerned 
that the program remains unauthorized, and has questioned 
whether NOAA's program is duplicative of programs funded under 
the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of 
Agriculture.
    Marine Sanctuaries.--The recommendation provides 
$36,000,000 for the program, $3,571,000 above the current year, 
of which $500,000 is for the activities of the Northwest 
Straits Citizens Advisory Commission, the same amount provided 
in fiscal year 2001. The Commission was established to focus on 
the marine resources in the area, mobilize science and support 
marine resource committees, and establish a forum for 
coordination and consensus building, in lieu of Federal 
designation of the area as a Marine Sanctuary. The Committee 
believes that such a consensus-based approach is an innovative 
and novel way to promote marine conservation, the goal of the 
Marine Sanctuary Program.
    The Committee continues to believe that NOAA should 
redouble its efforts to pursue revenue enhancement initiatives 
and to explore other voluntary,innovative means to identify 
partners and raise additional resources for the sanctuaries. In 
addition, the bill includes language, carried in previous years, 
allowing the collection of user fees for the sanctuaries.
    Marine Protected Areas.--$3,000,000 is provided, as 
requested, for marine protected areas to develop an atlas of 
local, regional, state, Federal and international marine 
protected areas at least partially in the United States 
Exclusive Economic Zone. The atlas should include Geographic 
Information System compatible maps of these areas, descriptions 
of the statutory and regulatory establishment documents for 
these areas, and any regulations or restrictions imposed on 
such areas. Marine Protected Areas included in the atlas should 
not include land areas adjacent to marine areas. No funds 
should be used to evaluate, propose or designate new marine 
protected areas.

                   National Marine Fisheries Service

    The Committee has provided a total of $542,121,000 for the 
programs of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), as 
compared to $598,036,000 as requested. Bill language is not 
included designating funding for Alaska Steller sea lions.
    The Committee's actions reflect the fact that the key to 
building sustainable fisheries lies in the ability to 
accurately assess the status of the stock. Early assessment 
enables more accurate and timely decisions by managers of the 
resource to ensure continued viability of the resource. Thus 
the Committee has placed highest priority on, and provided 
increases for, programs and activities which ensure that the 
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and its resource 
management partners have access to the necessary information to 
make fishery management decisions. The Committee remains 
concerned at the increasing number of lawsuits against NMFS. As 
of March 30, 2001 there were 102 open lawsuits against NMFS. Of 
these lawsuits, 40 percent were brought by the environmental 
community, 30 percent by the commercial fishing industry, 13 
percent by local government, 14 percent by community 
developers/other industry, and the remaining 3 percent were 
filed by tribes and recreational fishing groups. The majority 
of these lawsuits were based on the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In last 
year's conference agreement, a total of $21 million was 
provided to assist NOAA in meeting its research requirements 
due to lawsuits. The Committee has continued this funding level 
in fiscal year 2002.
    Science and Technology.--The Committee also expects NMFS to 
continue the collaborative multi-regional biological research 
on highly migratory species of sharks to provide NMFS with the 
information necessary for effective management of the highly 
migratory shark fishery and conservation of imminently 
threatened shark fishery resources. Of the amounts provided 
under Science and Technology, $250,000 is for aquaculture work 
at the NMFS Milford, CT laboratory.
    Atlantic Bluefish/Striped Bass.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $1,550,000 in funding under Fisheries 
Research and Management Services, Science and Techology for the 
ongoing program under the Cooperative Education Marine Research 
program to study the decline of nearshore Atlantic bluefish 
stocks and striped bass population monitoring.
    Data Collection Efforts for States.--The Committee remains 
concerned that there are a number of different mechanisms in 
place to collect data and these data may not be available to 
fishery managers in a useable format. As a result, the 
Committee directs NMFS to ensure that information from fishery 
observers and state data is incorporated into the National 
Fisheries Information System. The Committee recommendation 
includes $2,350,000 to ensure this coordination.
    Protected Species Management.--The recommendation includes 
$141,819,000 for protected species management, of which 
$68,143,000 is under the conservation budget category. Marine 
Mammal Stranding funding of $4,000,000 is for the Prescott 
Marine Mammal Stranding grant program as authorized in Public 
Law 106-555.
    Habitat Restoration.--The recommendation includes 
$37,088,000, which is funded under the conservation category. A 
total of $5,000,000 is provided through the Chesapeake Bay 
Office, of which $2,000,000 is for oyster reef construction, to 
be divided evenly between Maryland Oyster Reef Partnership and 
the Virginia Oyster Reef Heritage Foundation. The Partnership 
and the Foundation should consult with their respective state 
marine resource agencies in planning, locating and building 
oyster reefs.
    Right Whales.--The Committee expects NMFS to continue its 
right whale research and to focus on much needed gear 
modification research. The Committee is concerned that strikes 
by large vessels have resulted in right whale fatalities. The 
Committee continues its direction from last year for NMFS to 
work with the Coast Guard and the Department of the Navy to 
reduce the strikes in whale habitat areas.
    The Committee expects NOAA to maintain as a priority under 
the Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program proposals for research 
and education efforts directed at the protection of high-risk 
consumers from naturally occurring bacteria associated with raw 
molluscan shellfish. Specifically, the Committee expects 
continuation of on-going efforts to address concerns associated 
with Vibrio vulnificus.
    Columbia River.--The Committee is aware of the National 
Marine Fisheries Service's obligations, under the 2000 
Biological Opinion for the Federal Columbia River Power System, 
to address the impacts of the operation of federal 
hydroelectric dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers on 
endangered and threatened salmon. The Committee is also mindful 
that record-low water levels in the river systems could result 
in severe energy and water shortages in many states. Therefore, 
the Committee urges NMFS to use full flexibility under the 
Biological Opinion. In addition, the Committee is concerned 
that NMFS may be delaying consultation with the U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers on its implementation of critical interim 
maintenance of navigational channels through dredging 
activities on the Snake, Clearwater, and mid-Columbia Rivers. 
These delays could significantly and adversely impact barge 
transportation as well as fish stocks, including juvenile 
smolts, along the river system. The Committee directs NMFS to 
devote resources to expedite its review of the Walla Walla 
Corps of Engineers' environmental assessment. The Committee 
understands that if the assessment is not received from the 
U.S. Corps of Engineers by August 2001, there may be affects on 
the maintenance of navigational channels during the 2001 winter 
season.

                    oceanic and atmospheric research

    The Committee has provided a total of $317,483,000 for the 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Programs of NOAA, instead of 
$330,188,000 as requested. The revised budget structure table 
identifies the available funding for each of the OAR 
laboratories. The Committee recommendation includes the 
following amounts for basic laboratory research and support 
under Oceanic and Atmospheric Research:
    Climate Research.--The Committee has included $147,520,000 
for the Climate Research category. Within the amounts for the 
Climate and Global Change base, $1,000,000 is provided to the 
University of Arizona.
    Of funds available to the Pacific Marine Environmental 
Laboratory, $2.5 million shall be available for the VENTS 
program. Of the amounts provided for OAR, $499,000 for the 
coral reef watch program is provided under the conservation 
category.
    National Undersea Research Program (NURP).--Of the amount 
provided for the National Undersea Research Program, $1 million 
is for administration, $1.8 million is for Alvin and Aquarius, 
and the remaining funds are to be split evenly between the East 
Coast and West Coast Centers.

                        national weather service

    The Committee recommendation includes a total of 
$659,349,000 for the National Weather Service for fiscal year 
2002 under the ORF account, which is $29,945,000 above fiscal 
year 2001 and $893,000 above the request. Additional amounts 
for NWS are provided under the Procurement, Acquisition and 
Construction account to support NWS systems modernization and 
facilities requirements. Of the amounts provided under systems 
operation and maintenance, $3.1 million is for the relocation 
and installation of a WSR-88D from Keesler Air Force Base in 
Mississippi to Brandon, Mississippi.
    Funding for the Susquehanna River Basin flood system should 
remain at current year levels.

     national environmental satellite, data and information service

    The recommendation includes $149,624,000 for the 
operational and research and development programs of the 
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service 
(NESDIS), an increase of $7,212,000 from the request and 
$24,665,000 above current year. The revised budget structure 
transfers $10,500,000 from the PAC account to this 
appropriations account.
    Environmental Data Management Systems.--Funding is provided 
to continue a multi-year program of climate database 
modernization and utilization.
    The recommendation includes $3,000,000 for continuation of 
the Regional Climate Centers program, which was proposed for 
elimination. Further, the Committee recognizes the value of 
NOAA climate data centers as the U.S. repositories for 
historical environmental data and encourages the Administration 
to ensure that in future years adequate funding is requested to 
maintain these centers.

                            program support

    The Committee has included $176,112,000 for Program 
Support. Of the amounts provided for Pribilof Island Cleanup, 
$1,500,000 is for assistance authorized under the Section 
206(b) of the Fur Seal Act of 1966 (16 USC 1166(b)), and 
$4,000,000 is to carry out Section 3 of Public Law 104-91 (16 
USC 1165 note).
    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette may occupy the 
presently vacant space in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration facility in Lafayette, Louisiana, and conduct 
classroom teaching, scientific research and related activities 
on the premises at no expense to the University.
    A number of Members of Congress and staff have raised the 
issue of the amount of time it takes for NOAA to process grant 
applications and provide funding to external granters. As a 
result, the Committee directs NOAA, through the Department of 
Commerce, to submit to theCommittee an operating plan for 
expenditure of funds available to NOAA in fiscal year 2002, based on 
the Committee's distribution as shown in the accompanying table. In 
addition, the Committee directs NOAA to report to the Committee on a 
quarterly basis on the status of obligations against the Committee's 
distribution.

               Procurement, Acquisition and Construction

    The recommendation includes $749,000,000 in fiscal year 
2002 for this account, of which $26,000,000 is under the 
conservation category. The revised budget structure includes a 
transfer of $10,750,000 from the President's request for NESDIS 
under this account to NESDIS under the ORF account. The 
recommendation is $67,603,000 above the current year and 
$15,861,000 below the President's request. This account funds 
capital assets acquisition activities, including systems 
acquisition and continued construction. The following 
distribution reflects the activities funded within this 
account:

                PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              FY 2002
                                            President's    FY 2002 House
                                              request     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NOS-Construction:
    Beaufort Lab Repairs................           1,000             500
    Coastal Service Center..............           1,000               0
    Marine Sanctuaries Construction.....          15,993          15,993
    National Estuarine Research Reserve            9,912           9,912
     Construction.......................
                                         -------------------------------
      Total NOS-PAC.....................          27,905          26,405
NMFS-Construction:
    Alaska Facilities Fisheries Center            11,700           5,850
     Juneau--continuation...............
    Aquatic Resources--continuation.....               0           5,000
    N.Y. Botanical Gardens--continuation               0           4,034
    Honolulu Laboratory--continuation...           3,000           1,500
    Santa Cruz Laboratory--continuation.               0             550
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, NMFS--PAC..................          14,700          16,934
OAR-Systems Acquisition:
    Comprehensive Large Array Data                 3,626           3,626
     Stewardship System.................
    Research Supercomputing.............           6,984           8,984
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, OAR-PAC....................          10,610          12,610
NWS-Systems Acquisition:
    ASOS................................           5,125           5,125
    AWIPS...............................          16,264          16,264
    NEXRAD..............................           8,261          11,261
    NWSTG Backup--CIP...................           7,460           7,460
    Radiosonde Network Replacement......           4,989           4,989
    Weather and Climate Supercomputing..          15,052          15,052
    WFO Construction....................          12,000           9,505
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, NWS--PAC...................          69,151          69,656
NESDIS-Systems Acquisition:
    Geostationary Systems...............         289,474         289,474
    Polar Orbiting Systems..............         295,902         295,902
    Continuity of Critical Facilities...           4,550           2,550
    Suitland Facility...................           5,700           5,700
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, NESDIS--PAC................         595,626         593,626
Program Support-Systems Acquisition:
    Commerce Administrative Management            19,804          19,254
     System (CAMS)......................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, PS Systems Acquisition..          19,804          19,254
    Program Support--OMAO:
        ADVENTUROUS Refurbishment                  4,200               0
         (Hawaii).......................
        ALBATROSS IV Repairs (New                  4,000           1,000
         England).......................
        FAIRWEATHER Refurbishment                  9,515           9,515
         (Ketchikan, Alaska)............
        GORDON GUNTER (Gulf of Mexico)..           1,800               0
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Program Support--OMAO             19,515          10,515
       Fleet Replacement................
                                         ===============================
Total, Program Support--PAC.............          39,319          29,769
                                         ===============================
Total, PAC-non-conservation.............         731,311         723,000
Total--PAC-conservation.................          26,000          26,000
Total Direct Obligations, PAC...........         757,311         749,000
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    Marine Sanctuaries Construction Account.--Of the amounts 
provided, $2,000,000 is for the Gray's Reef National Marine 
Reef Sanctuary, which must be matched 3 to 1 by State and local 
partners, and $5,000,000 for the National Monitor Sanctuary's 
USS Monitor Center for planning, design, and engineering of the 
exhibits for the Center.
    National Estuarine Research Reserves.--Of the amount 
provided, $500,000 is for the Elkhorn Slough NERR and 
$1,000,000 is for support of the Hackensack watershed project, 
for which the amount must be matched 3 to 1 by State and local 
partners.
    National Weather Service.--The funding provided for the 
Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) will 
complete the third year of a three-year effort to develop and 
deploy Build 5.0 software.
    Of the amounts provided for the next generation radar 
(NEXRAD), $3,000,000 is included for the establishment of a 
weather forecast office at the National Space Science and 
Technology Center located at the University of Alabama at 
Huntsville, which shall be consistent in capabilities, 
functions, and mission with similarly constituted NWS offices.

                  PACIFIC COASTAL SALMON RECOVERY FUND

    The recommendation includes $110,000,000 under the 
conservation category for the Pacific Salmon Recovery Fund. 
This amount is $20,000,000 above the request. In the fiscal 
year 2001 Act, language was included to authorize the 
appropriation of funds for fiscal years 2001, 2002, and 2003. 
The Committee has included bill language making fiscal year 
2002 funds available subject to express authorization. In 
addition, $20,000,000 is included for the Northern and Southern 
Boundary funds, and $5,000,000 for a direct payment to the 
State of Washington for the obligations of the 1999 Pacific 
Salmon Treaty.

                      COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT FUND

    The Committee has included language in the bill, identical 
to that included in the request, which makes $3,000,000 in the 
Coastal Zone Management Fund available for transfer to the 
Operations, Research, and Facilities account.

                      fishermen's contingency fund

    The Committee recommends $952,000 for the Fishermen's 
Contingency Fund, the full amount requested and $2,000 above 
the current year.
    The Fishermen's Contingency Fund provides compensation to 
U.S. fishermen for damage or loss of fishing gear and any 
resulting loss because of natural or manmade obstructions 
related to oil and gas exploration, development, and production 
on the Outer Continental Shelf.

                     FOREIGN FISHING OBSERVER FUND

    The Committee recommends $191,000 for the Foreign Fishing 
Observer Fund for fiscal year 2002, an amount equal to the 
current year level and the request.
    Fees paid into the Fund are collected from owners and 
operators of certain foreign fishing vessels that fish within 
the United States Fishery Conservation Zone, and are intended 
to be used by the Secretary of Commerce to finance the cost of 
placing United States observers aboard such fishing vessels.

                   FISHERIES FINANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    The Committee recommends $287,000 in subsidy amounts for 
the Fisheries Finance Program account, the same amount as in 
the request and in the current year.

                        Departmental Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $37,843,000 for the Commerce 
Department's Salaries and Expenses appropriation for fiscal 
year 2001, $2,002,000 over the current year and $191,000 above 
the budget request. The Committee directs the Department of 
Commerce to provide quarterly reports on obligations of the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Patent and 
Trademark Office, and the Bureau of the Census. The Department 
is directed to consult with the Committee prior to submitting 
the first report, covering the first quarter of fiscal year 
2002.
    Further, the General Accounting Office has raised concerns 
that the Commerce Administrative Management System (CAMS) does 
not meet core financial requirements to timely produce a usable 
accounts payable list and does not have archiving capabilities. 
The Committee directs the Department of Commerce to review 
these concerns and provide a report on the findings to the 
Committee no later than August 30, 2001.
    The recommendation retains language, proposed for 
modification, regarding reception and representation.
    This appropriation provides for the Office of the Secretary 
and for staff offices of the Department that assist in the 
formulation of policy, management, and administration.
    Office Relocations.--The Committee continues its direction 
for the Department to submit quarterly reports providing 
details of all office moves, openings, reductions and closings, 
which will be considered as reprogrammings under section 605 of 
the Act.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    The Committee recommends $21,176,000 for the Commerce 
Department's Office of Inspector General for fiscal year 2002. 
This amount is the same as the request and $1,220,000 above the 
current year level.

               General Provisions--Department of Commerce

    The Committee has included the following General Provisions 
for the Department of Commerce that were included in the fiscal 
year 2001 Appropriations Act:
    Section 201 makes Commerce Department funds in the bill 
available for advanced payments only upon certification of 
officials designated by the Secretary that such payments are 
considered to be in the public interest.
    Section 202 makes appropriations for the Department in the 
bill for salaries and expenses available for hire of passenger 
motor vehicles and for services, uniforms and allowances as 
authorized by law.
    Section 203 prohibits any of the funds in the bill to be 
used to support hurricane reconnaissance aircraft and 
activities that are under the control of the United States Air 
Force or the United States Air Force Reserve.
    Section 204 provides the authority to transfer funds 
between Department of Commerce appropriation accounts. The 
language provides that no account may be decreased by more than 
5 percent or increased by more than 10 percent. The language 
also makes the transfers subject to the Committee's standard 
reprogramming procedures.
    Section 205 provides that any costs incurred by the 
Department in response to funding reductions shall be absorbed 
within the total budgetary resources available to the 
Department and shall not be subject to the reprogramming 
limitations in this Act.
    Section 206, allows the Secretary to award contracts for 
certain mapping and charting activities in accordance with the 
Federal Property and Administrative Services Act.
    Section 207 allows the Department of Commerce franchise 
fund to retain a percentage of earnings from services provided 
for capital investments.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

    The funds recommended by the Committee in Title III of the 
accompanying bill are for the operation and maintenance of 
United States Courts and include the salaries of judges, 
magistrates, probation and pretrial services officers, and 
supporting personnel and other expenses of the Federal 
Judiciary.
    The Committee recommendation provides $4,681,132,000, which 
is an increase of $426,351,000 over last year's enacted level 
and $191,581,000 below the request. This amount is provided to 
fund the ongoing activities of the Federal courts; to allow the 
Defender Services account to keep pace with growing workload 
and funding requirements; to fund increased security 
requirements; and to begin the long-overdue restoration of the 
Supreme Court building.
    The Judiciary formulates its budget based on total 
obligations, including appropriated funds and funds available 
from other sources, including fees and carryover. The Judiciary 
is able to offset its request for appropriated funds by the 
amount of fees estimated to be collected in a given year and 
the level of carryover balances estimated to be available. In 
prior years, at the direction of the Committee, the Judiciary 
presented its budget request based on total obligations. For 
the fiscal year 2002, the Judiciary adjusted the presentation 
of its budget request to compare the fiscal year 2001 available 
appropriation to the fiscal year 2002 requested appropriation. 
This presentation is similar to that of the Executive Branch. 
The Committee is pleased with the change in budget 
presentation.

                   Supreme Court of the United States

    The Committee recommends a total of $112,066,000 for the 
Supreme Court of the United States for fiscal year 2002, 
$67,041,000 above the fiscal year 2001 level, and $47,790,000 
below the request. The total amount is provided in two separate 
appropriations accounts, as follows:

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $42,066,000 
for fiscal year 2002 for the salaries and expenses of the 
Justices and their supporting personnel, and the cost of 
operating the Supreme Court, excluding the care of the building 
and grounds. The recommendation is $4,554,000 above the current 
year appropriation, and is $48,000 below the Court's request.
    The recommendation fully funds the Court's adjustments to 
base for court supporting staff. The recommendation also fully 
funds the Court's request for additional staff, training, and 
equipment. The Committee is pleased with the Court's efforts to 
increase its use of information technologies.
    A former member of the Committee, the late Julian Dixon of 
California, worked tirelessly to remind the Supreme Court of 
the importance of fair hiring practices in the selection of law 
clerks. This year, a number of Members of the Committee raised 
questions about the progress in hiring of minority and women 
law clerks at the Supreme Court. The Justices who testified 
before the Committee responded by stating that there is a 
``heightened awareness'' about this issue. The Court has been 
responsive in providing information regarding its practices and 
in continuing to make every effort to expand the pool of 
applicants in a manner to bring about fairness in hiring. The 
Subcommittee appreciates the efforts of the Court and looks 
forward to continuing progress in this matter.

                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $70,000,000 
for fiscal year 2002 for personnel and other services relating 
to the Supreme Court building and grounds, which are supervised 
by the Architect of the Capitol. The recommendation is 
$47,742,000 below the request and is $62,487,000 above the 
current year appropriation.
    The Committee recommendation provides a $63,500,000 
increase to begin the critical upgrades of the Supreme Court 
building. The Committee understands that an additional 
$53,500,000 will be required in fiscal year 2003 to complete 
the project. The Architect of the Capitol, who is responsible 
for maintaining this historic structure, believes that a single 
contract would be the most advantageous means to ensure the 
accountability of contractors. It would also be the least 
disruptive to the operations of the Court. The budget authority 
is made available until expended to give the Architect maximum 
flexibility in structuring the contract. The Committee notes 
its full intention to provide the amounts needed to complete 
the project as soon as practicable.
    The Supreme Court building has serious deficiencies in its 
life safety, security, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing 
systems. These obsolete systems create the risk of an emergency 
to the health and safety of the Justices, the court staff, the 
Supreme Court police, and the nearly one million visitors to 
the building each year. To correct these deficiencies, the 
Architect has proposed the building's first significant upgrade 
in its 65-year history. The Committee believes that each day 
this project is delayed dramatically increases the potential 
for the building's outdated systems to fail, placing human life 
and safety at risk as well as increasing the costs required to 
perform the necessary modernization.
    In order to address the building's fire safety 
deficiencies, the Committee understands the Architect plans to 
provide the following: full fire detection and suppression 
coverage for currently unprotected areas; protected egress 
paths to provide safe avenues of escape in the event of an 
emergency; and smoke evacuation and smoke purge systems for the 
entire building.
    The Committee also supports the Architect's plans to 
address the building's security deficiencies by: construction 
of a dedicated police facility; enhancement of visitor 
screening capabilities; and installation of bullet and blast 
proof windows where appropriate.
    The Committee understands that the building's antiquated 
heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems require 
extraordinary and daily maintenance precautions to avoid sick-
building syndrome conditions. The Committee further understands 
that the systems have outlived their anticipated life 
expectancy, two and a half times the normal industry standards, 
and that replacement parts for maintenance and system failures 
are no longer manufactured. The Committee therefore recognizes 
the urgent need to replace these systems to assure no 
disruption to the Court's functions and supports the 
Architect's plan to do so.
    The Committee also understands that the building's 
electrical system is operating at full capacity, which not only 
is a fire hazard but also hinders the Court's ability to 
implement new information technologies critical to the 
functioning of the Court. The Committee supports the 
Architect's plan to replace this system to ensure that both the 
present and future electrical needs of the Court will be 
accommodated.
    The Committee expects the Architect to minimize the impact 
that this project will have on the operations of the Court. The 
Committee supports the Architect's plan to install all needed 
systems simultaneously so that each area of the building is 
disturbed only once. The Committee also supports the 
Architect's plan to hire a construction management firm to 
assist the Architect in managing and overseeing the project.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $19,287,000 
for fiscal year 2002 for the salaries and expenses of the 
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The 
Committee recommendation is $1,392,000 above the current year 
appropriation and $1,159,000 below the request.
    The Committee recommendation funds the Court's requested 
adjustments to base for court support staffing and funds the 
Court's request for additional technical assistants. If the 
Court determines that its other requested enhancements are a 
higher priority than the technical assistants, the Court may 
submit a reprogramming request for the Committee's 
consideration under section 605 of this Act.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $13,073,000 
for fiscal year 2002 for the salaries and expenses of the 
United States Court of InternationalTrade. The Committee 
recommendation is $39,000 below the amount requested and $641,000 above 
the fiscal year 2001 appropriation. The Committee recommendation funds 
the requested adjustments and also includes $75,000 for an 
architectural analysis of the Court's facility, which is over 35 years 
old and in need of several repairs and upgrades.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,631,940,000 
for the operations of the regional courts of appeals, district 
courts, bankruptcy courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and 
probation and pretrial services officers. The recommendation is 
$103,834,000 below the request and $279,061,000 above the 
fiscal year 2001 appropriation.
    Non-appropriated Funds.--In addition to appropriations, the 
courts collect fees and have various carryover authorities. The 
Judiciary uses these non-appropriated funds to reduce its 
appropriation request. For fiscal year 2002, the budget request 
estimates that $226,062,000 will be available in fee 
collections and carryover balances. If additional non-
appropriated funds become available in fiscal year 2002, either 
through savings in fiscal year 2001 or increased fee 
collections, the Committee expects the Judiciary to apply these 
funds to its fiscal year 2002 financial plan to meet the 
highest priority needs of the courts.
    Workload.--The Committee understands the workload of the 
courts continues to escalate. Nationally, between FY 1997 and 
FY 2001, the courts have seen a 34% increase in criminal 
filings, a 30% increase in offenders receiving substance abuse 
treatment, a 27% increase in pretrial services reports, and a 
14% increase in the number of persons under the supervision of 
a probation officer. This growth in workload is most 
significant in the 5 districts along the Southwest Border, 
which account for a staggering 27% of all criminal filings.
    The Committee also understands that, unlike Executive 
Branch agencies, the Judiciary is unable to control either the 
volume of its workload or the rate at which it must complete 
that work. The significant growth in the Judiciary's workload 
is largely attributable to the expanding jurisdiction of the 
Federal courts through legislation passed by the Congress as 
well as the significant increases in funding provided to the 
Department of Justice in recent years for investigating and 
prosecuting crimes.
    In fiscal year 2001, the Committee was able to fully fund 
the staffing needs of the courts for the first time in three 
years. The Committee is pleased that staffing resources were 
allocated based on formulas recently updated by the 
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO) that equitably 
allocated staff based on the actual workload of each district. 
The Committee expects the Judiciary to allocate its fiscal year 
2002 staffing resources using the formulas approved by the 
Judicial Conference.
    Bankruptcy Reform.--The Committee is aware that H.R. 333, 
as passed by the House on March 1, 2001, and S. 420, as passed 
by the Senate on March 15, 2001, will increase costs in 
bankruptcy courts by an estimated $100 million over five years. 
No funds are included in this recommendation to implement the 
Bankruptcy Reform Bill. However, upon enactment, the Judiciary 
should submit a report to Congress regarding the additional 
funding, which may be required to implement the bill, as well 
as a plan for providing for the new financial needs facing the 
Bankruptcy Courts.
    In the language in the accompanying bill, $27,817,000 is 
permitted to remain available until expended for space 
alteration projects and for furniture costs related to new 
space alteration or construction projects.

                 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION TRUST FUND

    The Committee recommends a reimbursement of $2,692,000 for 
fiscal year 2002 from the Special Fund to cover expenses of the 
Claims Court associated with processing cases under the 
National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. This amount is 
equal to the request and is $96,000 above the amount available 
in the current fiscal year.
    As in past years, the bill language is included under the 
title Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund. The language was 
not moved into the Salaries and Expenses account as requested.

                           DEFENDER SERVICES

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $500,671,000 
for fiscal year 2002. The recommendation is $66,628,000 above 
the available current year appropriation and $20,846,000 below 
the request. This account provides funding for the operation of 
the Federal Public Defender and Community Defender 
organizations and for compensation and reimbursement of 
expenses of panel attorneys appointed pursuant to the Criminal 
Justice Act (CJA), as amended, for representation in criminal 
cases.
    The recommendation provides for inflationary pay and non-
pay increases for Federal Defender Organizations, additional 
representations, and an increase in the hourly rate of 
compensation for private panel attorneys appointed to provide 
representation to $90 per hour in-court and out-of-court.
    Workload.--Between fiscal year 1996 and the end of fiscal 
year 2001, the number of CJA representations provided by the 
Judiciary has increased by approximately 50 percent. The 
Committee recognizes that the Judiciary is unable to control 
the number of representations it must provide and its workload 
is dependent upon the number of cases prosecuted by the 
Department of Justice (DOJ). As funding for DOJ has increased 
for initiatives such as increased firearms prosecutions and the 
Southwest Border Initiative, the number of CJA representations 
has increased, as has the complexity of these cases. In order 
to address this growth in workload in fiscal year 2002, the 
Committee recommends funds for additional CJA representations.
    Panel Attorney Rate Increase.--The Judiciary's budget 
requests $35,135,000 to increase panel attorney compensation in 
most districts from $55 per hour out-of-court and $75 per hour 
in-court to $113 per hour for in-court and out-of-court time. 
This is the level authorized by the Criminal Justice Act, as 
amended. The Committee is supportive of the need to raise 
hourly rates and provides funding to increase the panel 
attorney rates to $90 per hour.
    The Committee recognizes that panel attorney rates have not 
kept pace with inflation over the past 15 years and that this 
has negatively impacted the Judiciary's ability to attract and 
retain attorneys to the panel. The Committee understands that 
the current rates often do not cover private attorneys' 
overhead costs. Since over 90 percent of panel attorney 
appointments are made to sole practitioners or firms with 2 to 
5 attorneys, the low compensation rates place a significant 
financial burden on the individual attorneys accepting 
appointments. This low rate of pay has resulted in a decline in 
the number of attorneys willing to take Federal cases, 
especially complex cases that involve a significant investment 
of time. This is particularly problematic as the number of CJA 
representations continues to escalate. In testimony before this 
Committee, the Judiciary stated that one of the biggest 
impediments to maintaining a fair system of justice is the low 
rate of pay that private panel attorneys receive.
    In order to address this problem, the Committee has 
provided sufficient funding to increase panel attorney rates to 
$90 per hour. The Committee recommends that in-court hours and 
out-of-court hours should no longer be compensated at different 
rates. The Committee directs the Judiciary to fund in- and out-
of-court time at the same level. The Committee expects the 
Judiciary to implement this increase as soon as is technically 
feasible.
    The bill also includes language making funds available for 
training and general administrative expenses.

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $48,131,000. 
This amount is $11,305,000 below the amount enacted in fiscal 
year 2001 and $2,000,000 below the request.

                             COURT SECURITY

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $224,433,000 
for Court Security for fiscal year 2002 to provide for 
necessary expenses of security and protective services for the 
United States Courts in courtrooms and adjacent areas. This is 
$25,297,000 above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2001 
and $4,000,000 below the request. The recommendation provides 
for the inflationary increases, and additional staff and 
equipment associated with new and renovated space.
    As requested, language in the bill clarifies the current 
responsibilities of the Court Security Program to provide 
protective guard service for United States courthouses, the 
installation and maintenance of security equipment in all 
buildings housing judiciary operations and the inspection of 
mail and packages. Bill language is also included allowing up 
to $10,000,000 in court security funding to remain available 
until expended.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $60,029,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Administrative Office of 
the United States Courts, which is $1,817,000 above the fiscal 
year 2001 appropriation and $3,000,000 below the request.
    The Administrative Office (AO) provides administrative and 
management support to the United States Courts, including the 
probation and bankruptcy systems. It also supports the Judicial 
Conference of the United States in determining Judiciary 
policies; developing methods to allow the courts to conduct 
business more efficiently and economically; and enhancing the 
use of information technology in the courts.
    Historically, the Judiciary has been able, as the fiscal 
year progresses, to identify additional prior year unobligated 
fee balances to supplement appropriated funds. Should such 
other sources of funds be forthcoming, the Committee would 
consider a request from the Administrative Office to use such 
funds.
    The Committee recognizes that as the courts continue to 
grow, the administrative workload and policy responsibility of 
the AO also grows. Given the size and continued growth of the 
Federal Judiciary, the Committee feels that it is important 
that the policy and oversight functions of the AO are 
adequately funded. In addition, the AO is in the midst of 
developing and deploying a number of major new or upgraded 
automated systems for the courts. The additional FTEs are 
required to provide technical assistance and oversight to the 
probation and pretrial services program, develop of new case 
management systems, and improve financial management and 
internal controls in the courts.
    Language is included in the bill permitting not to exceed a 
total of $8,500 for official reception and representation 
expenses.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,235,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Federal Judicial Center 
(the Center) for fiscal year 2002, which is $88,000 below the 
request and $1,499,000 above the fiscal year 2001 
appropriation.
    The Center improves the management of Federal judicial 
dockets and court administration through education for judges 
and staff and research, evaluation, and planning assistance for 
the courts and the Judicial Conference.
    The Committee's recommendation funds the Center's 
inflationary pay and non-pay increases and provides additional 
funds to increase the Center's use of satellite broadcasting 
and new distance education programs.

                       Judicial Retirement Funds


                    Payment to Judiciary Trust Funds

    The Committee provides $37,000,000 for payments to the 
Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund and the Claims Court Judges 
Retirement Fund for fiscal year 2002. This amount is the same 
as the budget request and $1,300,000 above the current year. 
These payments are considered mandatory for budget scorekeeping 
purposes.
    These Funds cover the estimated annuity payments to be made 
to retired bankruptcy judges and magistrate judges, Claims 
Court judges, and spouses and dependent children of deceased 
judicial officers.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         Salaries and Expenses

    The Committee recommends $11,575,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the United States Sentencing Commission for fiscal 
year 2002, which is $1,666,000 above the current year 
appropriation and $825,000 below the Commission's full request.
    The purpose of the Commission is to establish, review, and 
revise sentencing guidelines, policies, and practices for the 
Federal criminal justice system. The Commission is also 
required to monitor the operation of the guidelines and to 
identify and report necessary changes to the Congress.
    The Committee's recommendation funds the Commission's pay 
and non-pay inflationary increases and annualizes the cost of 
new staff funded in fiscal year 2001.

                   General Provisions--The Judiciary

    The Committee has included the following general provisions 
in the bill for the Judiciary:
    The recommended bill continues to carry Sections 301, 302, 
and 303 from previous years.
    Section 301 provides language to permit funds in the bill 
for salaries and expenses for the Judiciary to be available for 
employment of experts and consultant services as authorized by 
5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Section 302 provides language which permits up to 5 percent 
of any appropriation made available for fiscal year 2002 to be 
transferred between Judiciary appropriations accounts with the 
proviso that no appropriation shall be decreased by more than 5 
percent or increased by more than 10 percent by any such 
transfer except in certain circumstances. In addition, the 
language provides that any such transfer shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under section 605 of the accompanying 
bill and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure 
except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that 
section.
    Section 303 provides language permitting not to exceed 
$11,000 for official reception and representation expenses 
incurred by the Judicial Conference of the United States.
    Section 304 provides language allowing up to $400,000 of 
unexpended balances available to the Commission on Structural 
Alternatives in Federal Appellate Courts to be expended on 
court operations.
    The recommended bill defers without prejudice a proposal to 
include a modified version of section 309 of the fiscal year 
2001 Act related to salary adjustments for Federal Justices and 
judges.

            TITLE IV--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY

    In total, the recommendation in this Title for the 
Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors 
includes $7,882,222,000, which is $94,314,000 below the budget 
request and $840,934,000 above the amount provided in fiscal 
year 2001. Of the total amount provided, $7,746,593,000 is 
derived from general purpose discretionary funds and 
$135,629,000 is scored as mandatory spending. The recommended 
funding levels support requested program increases to improve 
diplomatic readiness and security. The recommendation includes 
the full amount requested, $1,303,695,000, to continue 
worldwide security activities, including the design and 
construction of replacement facilities for the most vulnerable 
overseas posts.

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

    The Committee's fiscal year 2002 recommendation for the 
Department of State is intended to support dramatic 
improvements in the Department's efforts to achieve diplomatic 
readiness and to institute sweeping management reforms. Despite 
receiving appropriations for operations of the Department that 
averaged almost four percent above inflation over each of the 
past four years, the Department's request for fiscal year 2002 
reflected a determination of inadequate current resources for 
major functions, including staffing, security, technology, and 
overseas infrastructure. The overall Committee recommendation 
for the Administration of Foreign Affairs accounts represents 
an increase of more than 17 percent above the amounts available 
in the current fiscal year, including funding to support the 
hiring and training of an additional 668 employees. The 
Committee expects that this enormous infusion of resources will 
allow the Department to meet all its staffing requirements, 
modernize its technology and equipment, and undertake vigorous 
reform initiatives to improve management and right-size 
America's overseas presence.
    The Committee recommends a total of $7,403,216,000 for 
fiscal year 2002 for the Department of State. This amount is 
$103,314,000 below the budget request and $802,380,000 above 
the amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2001. Of the total 
amount provided, $7,267,587,000 is derived from general purpose 
discretionary funds and $135,629,000 is scored as mandatory 
spending.
    The Committee recommendation includes a total of 
$5,460,107,000 for the discretionary appropriation accounts 
under Administration of Foreign Affairs; $1,694,139,000 for the 
appropriation accounts under International Organizations and 
Conferences; $60,316,000 for International Commissions; and 
$53,025,000 for Other activities. The Committee's recommended 
priorities for the Department of State are delineated in the 
following paragraphs.

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs


                    diplomatic and consular programs

    The Committee recommends $3,653,735,000 for the Diplomatic 
and Consular Programs account, including $487,735,000 to 
continue funding for worldwide security upgrades and 
$270,259,000 for public diplomacy international information 
programs.
    This appropriation provides for the formulation and 
execution of United States foreign policy, including the 
conduct of diplomatic and consular relations with foreign 
countries, diplomatic relations with international 
organizations, and related activities. The account includes 
funding for all of the program and operations bureaus and 
offices of the Department of State and the Foreign Service.
    The recommendation represents a reduction of $51,405,000 
from the budget request and an increase of $486,561,000 above 
the fiscal year 2001 appropriation. The recommendation of 
$487,735,000 for worldwide security upgrades is $78,637,000 
above the fiscal year 2001 level and the same amount as 
requested. Exclusive of security programs, the recommendation 
represents an increase of $407,924,000 above fiscal year 2001, 
which includes all requested adjustments to base and 
$320,671,000 for requested program increases for staffing, 
information technology, information security, and overseas 
infrastructure.
    Changes from the Budget Request.--The Committee 
recommendation does not include $25,000,000 requested under 
this account to implement the 1999 Pacific Salmon Treaty 
Agreement. Funding for costs related to that agreement is 
included in Title II of this Act. The Committee recommendation 
does not include requested increases totaling $16,950,000 for 
foreign policy program enhancements in this account. The 
Committee recommendation provides $68,402,000 for program 
increases related to improving overseas infrastructure, a 
reduction of $9,455,000 from the request. The Committee 
encourages the Department to prioritize the replacement of 
overseas equipment and vehicles accordingly. As in past years, 
the Committee expects that there will be additional savings 
available to the Department, including exchange rate gains and 
vacancies in funded positions. The Department will have the 
ability to propose that savings be used for needs not funded by 
the recommendation through the normal reprogramming process.
    Reform and Restructuring.--The Committee continues to 
support the combination of similar activities and the 
achievement of all possible efficiencies in the management of a 
consolidated State Department. The Committee remains convinced 
that the Department's bureaucratic structure and inadequate 
attention to management issues hamper its effectiveness and 
efficiency. The Committee recommendation therefore assumes that 
management improvements will be the Department's highest 
priority. The Committee understands that the Department intends 
to fill the position of Deputy Secretary of State for 
Management and Resources created in the current year 
Appropriations Act. The filling of this position is a critical 
first step toward ensuring that management, budgeting, and 
financial issues receive the appropriate attention at the 
highest levels of the Department. The Committee expects that 
this move will also ensure that there will be one official 
within the Department with the responsibility and authority to 
ensure that all the Department's operating, capital and program 
resources are rationally and efficiently managed. The Committee 
directs the Department to submit a corresponding reorganization 
plan through the regular reprogramming process, and within 60 
days after the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and 
Resources position has been filled.
    Diplomatic Readiness and Reform.--The recommendation 
includes $305,761,000 for program increases to help the 
Department put the right people in the right places at the 
right times with the right skills to advance the national 
interest. The recommendation includes funding to support the 
hiring and training of 360 new employees, the consolidation 
under this account of over $100,000,000 in technology 
operations and maintenance costs formerly funded from fees and 
from the Capital Investment Fund, adjustment of pay scales for 
foreign national employees, the further consolidation of 
financial services functions, and a large-scale replacement 
program for overseas equipment and vehicles.
    Public Diplomacy.--The recommendation includes language, 
similar to language included in the fiscal year 2001 bill, 
specifying that $270,259,000 is available only for Public 
Diplomacy programs. The integration of the United States 
Information Agency in fiscal year 2000 resulted in public 
diplomacy resources being spread across several different 
bureaus. The Committee believes that separately identifying 
these resources will facilitate the Committee's ability to 
monitor funding levels and trends for these activities. The 
amount identified for public diplomacy programs includes the 
costs of personnel and programs throughout the Department, and 
is the same as the amount requested for these activities.
    Worldwide Security Upgrades.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $487,735,000, the full amount requested under 
Diplomatic and Consular Programs, for the costs of worldwide 
security upgrades. This funding includes $349,323,000 to 
provide full year costs of maintaining base security activities 
at current levels. These activities include guard services, 
physical security equipment, armored vehicles, personnel, 
training and wireless communications. In addition, the 
recommendation includes $74,000,000 for a perimeter security 
initiative. This initiative will enable the Department to 
complete perimeter security upgrades at 59 posts in fiscal year 
2002. The recommendation also includes $17,147,000 to support 
an additional 186 positions in the Bureau of Diplomatic 
Security, including 86 special agents and 19 security engineers 
and technicians. This staffing increase will ensure that 
sufficient resources are allocated to address continuing high 
threat levels overseas, to improve the management of overseas 
security improvement programs, and also to maintain domestic 
protective and other responsibilities. Finally, the 
recommendation includes $47,265,000 for the Department's global 
security and law enforcement mission. The Department shall 
submit a detailed spending plan by December 31, 2001, for the 
entire amount provided for worldwide security upgrades.
    Carrying out the recommendations of the Overseas Presence 
Advisory Panel (OPAP).--The Committee expects the Department to 
continue efforts to implement the recommendations of the OPAP 
issued in November, 1999. Some recommendations are limited to 
changes within the Department, but others call for interagency 
mechanisms to better coordinate, rationalize and manage the 
overall deployment of U.S. Government personnel overseas. The 
Committee has directed the Department over the last several 
years to take various measures to rationalize staffing levels 
and to align staffing with foreign policy objectives. Those 
efforts have borne few results, largely because the Department 
does not have the authority to overrule other agencies' 
decisions regarding overseas presence. The Committee remains 
convinced that the proliferation of overseas staff without 
regard to mission priorities and the duplication of effort 
overseas due to the absence of interagency coordination remain 
significant problems. The Committee also agrees with the OPAP 
that right-sizing can result in significant overall budget 
savings by reducing the size of overstaffed posts. The 
Department shall submit a report to the Committee before 
November 30, 2001, laying out an interagency methodology, 
timetable and spending plan to extend an effective right-sizing 
analysis to all posts worldwide. The continuing support of the 
Committee for increased resources will be contingent upon the 
accomplishments of the Department in response to the mandates 
of the Panel, particularly in regard to right-sizing the 
American overseas presence and improvements in the management 
of overseas property. These issues are also discussed under the 
Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance account.
    Border Security Program.--The Department's budget 
submission includes funding of $414,174,000 for the 
Department's Border Security program, to be entirely funded 
through collection of Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fees. This 
level of operations includes a program increase of 71 
positions, reflecting projected workload increases in relation 
to visa applications, passport adjudications, citizen services 
and associated management. Based on information from the 
Department, the Committee expects there to be $112,000,000 in 
carryover funds from fiscal year 2001 available to support the 
fiscal year 2002 program, and has included language capping 
expenditure of fees collected in fiscal year 2002 at 
$323,000,000, with funds collected in excess of that amount 
available for expenditure in fiscal year 2003. This is 
consistent with the way offsetting fee collections are treated 
throughout the bill, and assures that the Congress has the 
ability to monitor how these funds are being expended. The 
Committee expects the Department to work with the INS to review 
the implementation of visa laws, as described under Title I of 
this report. The Committee continues to support Bureau of 
Consular Affairs efforts to implement the diversity visa 
program.
    Trafficking in Persons.--The Committee is concerned about 
the serious and growing problem of international trafficking in 
persons. The Committee notes the important role given to the 
Department to monitor and combat trafficking in persons in the 
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 
(Public Law 106-386). The Committee recommendation includes 
$2,000,000 for costs of operating an office within the 
Department to conduct programs to monitor and combat 
trafficking in persons. The Committee expects to receive a 
proposal via the reprogramming process to establish such an 
office during fiscal year 2001, pursuant to section 105(e) of 
Public Law 106-386. The Committee recommendation also includes 
an additional $1,800,000 for the costs of an international 
conference on combating sex trafficking to be held in 
Washington, DC. Such a conference would bring additional 
international attention to the issue and be an opportunity for 
international networking and information sharing and a forum to 
develop international plans of action on prevention, 
prosecution and protection. The Committee expects that uses of 
this funding will include support for the participation of 
individuals from other countries who would be unable to attend 
without such support.
    Minority Recruitment and Hiring.--The Department is 
directed to provide $1,500,000 to continue its educational 
partnership begun in fiscal year 2001 with Hostos Community 
College and Columbia University in New York. This model program 
will support the Department's ongoing efforts to increase 
minority hiring and diversity by facilitating the preparation 
of non-traditional and minority students for careers in the 
Foreign Service and the State Department. The Committee also 
notes that the Department has identified additional continuing 
base funding of at least $2,000,000 to improve efforts to 
recruit members of minority groups for careers in the Foreign 
Service and international affairs. The recommendation includes 
resources to continue these efforts, including an ongoing 
partnership with Howard University.
    Diplomatic Telecommunications Service/Program Office (DTS/
PO).--The Committee recommendation includes requested funding 
for the continuing costs associated with the management of the 
nation's overseas communications infrastructure. The Committee 
is concerned about ongoing problems with the management of this 
program. The expenditure of any amount above the current year 
funding level in fiscal year 2002 will be subject to 
reprogramming under Section 605 of this Act.
    Africa Policy/Sudan.--The Committee is concerned about the 
lack of sufficient attention to foreign policy issues regarding 
Africa, and supports the Department's efforts to improve the 
effectiveness of its diplomatic efforts in the region. The 
Committee expects the Department to conduct a top-to-bottom 
review of Africa policy, and communicate the revised regional 
policy priorities to the Committee. The Committee expects the 
Department to take all necessary actions to help bring about an 
end to the conflict in Sudan, including the naming of a special 
envoy.
    Egypt.--The Committee is troubled by the deteriorating 
human rights situation in Egypt. In particular, religious and 
ethnic minorities, especially the Copts, are in certain 
circumstances denied equal treatment by law and in practice by 
Government of Egypt officials. The Committee is concerned by 
reports that the Coptic community must obtain permission 
directly from the President of Egypt before constructing new 
churches. The Committee also is alarmed at government-
sanctioned anti-Israeli and anti-Copt press activities, and at 
the sentencing of leaders of the human rights community in 
Egypt to long prison terms on questionable charges. The 
Committee urges the Department to exercise every opportunity to 
encourage Egypt to grant the same basic rights to all citizens.
    Embassy Bombings.--The Committee directs the State 
Department and the Justice Department to ensure that victims of 
the Nairobi and Dar es Salaam Embassy bombings receive the 
maximum services and compensation allowable under all existing 
authorities, including new regulations that are currently being 
drafted by the Justice Department in response to last year's 
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act.
    Lebanon.--The Committee expects that within the amount 
provided under this heading, the Department will allocate the 
necessary amount to complete funding for a memorial at the U.S. 
Embassy in Beirut honoring the Americans killed in the bombing 
of the U.S. Marine barracks on October 23, 1983.
    Overseas Schools.--The Committee commends the Consolidated 
Overseas Schools Assistance Program for its accomplishments in 
improving educational opportunities for dependent children of 
American families living abroad. The program fulfills the dual 
purpose of providing a quality, American-style education for 
children of Americans assigned overseas and demonstrating the 
best practices in American education to children of other 
countries and local educators. The Committee also commends the 
continuing contribution of the Overseas Schools Advisory 
Council and its annual Program of Educational Assistance that 
helps to provide educational excellence to American-sponsored 
overseas schools. In addition, the Council successfully 
promotes financial and in-kind support to these schools from 
American businesses and foundations, as well as volunteer 
participation in activities of the schools by U.S. firms' 
employees and their spouses stationed overseas.
    Office of Defense Trade Controls (ODTC).--The Committee 
notes that concerns continue to arise regarding delays in the 
processing of export licenses by the ODTC despite significant 
funding increases over the past few years. The Committee is 
particularly concerned by reports of a lack of support given to 
small companies, delays by the various agencies involved in 
rendering decisions, and unresponsiveness to requests for 
status reports on pending applications. The Committee expects 
ODTC to examine its procedures, and redirect resources to 
address these areas of concern.
    Extradition.--The Committee expects the Department to work 
with the Department of Justice to bolster efforts to negotiate 
effective extradition treaties.
    The Committee has included language in the bill, similar to 
language in prior years, which: (1) permits not to exceed 
$4,000,000 to be transferred to the Emergencies in the 
Diplomatic and Consular Service account for emergency 
evacuations and terrorism rewards; (2) provides $1,343,000 in 
fees collected from other Executive Branch agencies and 
$490,000 from reserves for lease or use of facilities at the 
International Center Complex, as authorized by law; (3) 
provides not to exceed $15,000 from reimbursements, surcharges, 
and fees for use of Blair House facilities in accordance with 
the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956; (4) 
requires notification of Congress before processing licenses 
for the export of satellites to China; and (5) makes not to 
exceed $6,000,000 in fee collections available until expended 
for various activities. The recommendation does not include 
requested language to permanently authorize the collection of 
MRV fees, or language allowing spending of certain fee 
collections.

                        capital investment fund

    The Committee recommends $210,000,000 for the Capital 
Investment Fund, $113,213,000 above the fiscal year 2001 level 
and the same as the request. In addition, the budget request 
estimates that an additional $63,000,000 in expedited passport 
fees will be used to support the information technology 
modernization effort, for a total fiscal year 2002 spending 
availability of $273,000,000.
    The entire amount available under this heading, including 
fees, will support investments in new information technologies 
and infrastructure to improve the efficiency of Department 
operations. The total amount available, $273,000,000, 
represents an increase of $215,959,000, or 379 percent above 
the comparable fiscal year 2001 level for new technology 
investments. Costs associated with information technology 
operations and maintenance, formerly supported by amounts under 
this heading, are instead included under the Diplomatic and 
Consular Programs account, as requested. The recommended level 
under that account includes $102,746,000 for operations and 
maintenance activities formerly funded under this heading.
    The Committee recommendation provides the full requested 
amounts for two major technology initiatives:
          --$106,600,000 for the Classified Connectivity 
        Project. This amount will enable the Department to 
        replace obsolete computer and communications equipment 
        that posts use for classified operations.
          --$109,631,000 for the OpenNet Plus project. This 
        amount will enable the Department to undertake, and 
        complete, the expansion of desktop Internet access to 
        all Department employees worldwide.
    The Committee notes that the Department plans to use only 
$650,000 during fiscal year 2002 to establish a common 
information technology platform at overseas posts, highlighted 
by the Overseas Presence Advisory Panel as a critical 
information technology priority. The Committee expects the 
Department to continue to work to correct this impediment to 
communications among agencies and among posts. Should 
additional funding become available under this account, the 
Committee encourages the Department to reprogram funds, as 
needed, to this activity, in accordance with section 605 of 
this Act.
    The amount provided under this heading, when combined with 
expedited passport fees, the portion of Machine Readable Visa 
fees used for consular affairs technology improvements, and 
amounts for information resource management in other 
Administration of Foreign Affairs accounts, results in a 
Department-wide information resources budget of $782,979,000. 
This represents approximately 18 percent of the Department's 
total operating budget--a larger percentage than is allocated 
to the Diplomatic Relations, Public Diplomacy, or Consular 
Relations functions.
    The Committee is concerned that this increasing allocation 
of resources to technology infrastructure is not clearly linked 
to quantifiable achievements and efficiencies, either overseas 
or domestically. The Committee directs the Department to 
submit, by December 31, 2001, a detailed list of measurable 
performance targets under the two major initiatives in this 
account, a corresponding implementation timetable, and specific 
efficiencies and savings that will result.

                      office of inspector general

    The Committee recommends $29,264,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General (OIG), which is $837,000 above the current 
year level and the same as the request. The Inspector General 
conducts oversight at the State Department and the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors. The Committee recommendation includes 
funding for OIG oversight of the Department's efforts to 
implement worldwide security upgrades.
    The Committee recommends that the Inspector General 
exercise appropriate oversight over the programs for 
International Commissions and International Broadcasting funded 
under this title.
    The bill includes language, as in previous years, waiving 
the statutory requirement that every post be inspected every 
five years, in order to provide greater flexibility to the 
Inspector General to use resources in the most productive 
areas. Despite this waiver of the statutory requirement, the 
Committee understands that the OIG is renewing its commitment 
to review and evaluate embassies, missions and bureaus every 
five years. The Committee expects that the OIG can begin to 
meet this goal by re-engineering its inspection processes and 
reprioritizing within the existing level of resources, making 
continuation of the waiver unnecessary in future years.

               educational and cultural exchange programs

    The bill includes a total of $237,000,000 for the 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs of the Department of 
State. This amount is $5,922,000 above the fiscal year 2001 
level, and $5,000,000 below the budget request. In addition to 
the amount provided under this heading, the Department expects 
to receive transfers from accounts in other appropriations acts 
for exchange programs with nations of east and central Europe, 
and of the former Soviet Union. In fiscal year 2001, the 
Department expects to obligate an additional $152,000,000 in 
this account for such programs.
    Funding provided under this heading supports international 
educational and cultural exchange programs, including the 
Fulbright student and scholar exchanges and the International 
Visitors Program, as well as staff costs to implement these and 
other exchange programs. To the maximum extent possible, the 
Committee urges that the following exchange programs be 
supported: the Congress-Bundestag youth exchange program, the 
disability exchange clearinghouse, foreign study grants for 
U.S. undergraduates, educational advising and counseling, 
citizen exchange programs, interparliamentary exchanges with 
China and Korea, youth science leadership exchanges, American 
overseas research centers, regional scholar exchanges, and 
student exchanges with Tibet, the South Pacific and East Timor. 
With respect to the Congress-Bundestag Program, the Committee 
intends that the amount provided will support 380 exchanges in 
fiscal year 2002, the same level as in fiscal year 2001.
    The Committee also anticipates that the Department may 
propose to continue support for the North/South Center under 
this account. The Committee encourages the Department to 
consider reducing the funding level for this sole-source award 
to a non-governmental organization affiliated with a 
university. The Center started receiving a direct subsidy from 
the Federal government in 1991. Since that time, the Federal 
government has provided $45,295,000 for its operations. Prior 
to 1991, the Center operated on private funding, and competed 
for and received project-specific Federal grants. The Committee 
notes that the Center can solicit contributions and can compete 
for other Federal grants to support its activities.
    With respect to exchanges with the newly independent states 
of the former Soviet Union (NIS), the Committee expects that 
funding provided under this heading shall be allocated in 
recognition of the amounts available for similar programs via 
transfer from other appropriations. The Committee is concerned 
that amounts provided in other appropriations acts and 
transferred to this account are resulting in significant 
geographical resource inequalities that do not correspond with 
worldwide policy priorities. The Committee notes that as a 
result of such transfers, over 57 percent of the total funding 
available for Exchange Programs in fiscal year 2000 was 
allocated to programs for Europe and the former Soviet Union. 
The Committee expects the Department to certify to the 
Committee that no more than 25 percent of the amount provided 
under this heading for fiscal year 2002 shall be for exchange 
programs with Europe and the former Soviet Union.
    The Committee expects that a proposal for the programmatic 
distribution of available resources (including unobligated 
balances and recoveries) will be submitted through the normal 
reprogramming process within 60 days from the date of enactment 
of this Act. The Committee expects that the overall funding 
distribution will conform to the geographical guidelines 
described in the previous paragraph.
    The Committee supports the continuation of graduate 
exchange fellowships with the former Soviet Union. Should the 
amount transferred from other appropriations for this activity 
decline in fiscal year 2002, the Committee would support an 
allocation within the spending plan from amounts available 
under this heading.
    The Committee notes that funding provided under this 
account supports the Working Group on United States Government 
Sponsored International Exchanges and Training. This Working 
Group is charged with identifying the most efficient and cost-
effective uses of Federal resources for international 
exchanges. The Committee encourages the Working Group and the 
Department to ensure interagency cooperation and efficiency, 
and to identify unnecessary duplication in carrying out all 
exchange programs, particularly those with the independent 
states of the former Soviet Union.
    The Committee recommendation includes a limitation of not 
to exceed $2,000,000 on the use of fees or other payments 
received from or in connection with English teaching, 
educational advising and counseling, and exchange visitor 
programs as authorized by law.
    The Committee is aware of an international initiative to 
develop and implement new technologies to deliver higher 
education and training content from American institutions to 
Africans. The Committee believes this initiative could have 
significant potential benefits to African workforce development 
and competitiveness in the global economy. The Committee 
encourages the Department to consider supporting international 
exchanges that are designed to advance this initiative.
    The Committee also encourages the Office of Citizen 
Exchanges to consider proposals through competitive grant 
processes for grant awards to support programs that build 
linkages between American and foreign musicians and musical 
institutions.
    The Committee supports efforts to increase competition in 
awarding grants to administer exchange programs. Increasing 
competition will allow more organizations to compete, including 
those having expertise in specific regions of the world, and 
may lead to the achievement of significant efficiencies. 
Maximizing the number of grants that are subject to open 
competition also ensures that the most meritorious applications 
are funded. The Committee encourages the Department to continue 
efforts to expand competition in all exchange programs.
    The Committee notes that exchange programs owe their 
success in great measure to the partnerships that exist between 
the Federal government and private, nonprofit U.S. 
organizations, as such programs are carried out through grants 
and cooperative agreements. The Committee urges the Department 
to renew and sustain the existing partnerships with U.S. 
exchange organizations, and to fully use the expertise and 
experience of such organizations.

                       representation allowances

    The Committee recommends $6,485,000 for representation 
allowances authorized by section 905 of the Foreign Service Act 
of 1980. This is the same as the amount available in the 
current fiscal year and $2,515,000 below the budget request. 
These funds are used to reimburse Foreign Service Officers for 
expenditures incurred in their official capacities abroad in 
establishing and maintaining relations with officials of 
foreign governments and appropriate members of local 
communities.

              protection of foreign missions and officials

    The Committee recommends a total of $9,400,000 for the 
Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials account. This is 
$6,033,000 below the amount available in fiscal year 2001 and 
$600,000 below the budget request.
    This account reimburses local governments and communities 
for the extraordinary costs incurred in providing protection 
for international organizations, foreign missions and 
officials, and foreign dignitaries under certain circumstances. 
The Committee believes that local jurisdictions incurring such 
costs must submit a certified billing for such costs in 
accordance with program regulations. The Committee also 
believes that in those instances where a local jurisdiction 
will realize a financial benefit from a visit by a foreign 
dignitary through increased tax revenues, such circumstances 
should be taken into account by the Department in assessing the 
need for reimbursement under this program. The Committee 
expects the Department to treat such submissions diligently and 
provide reimbursement to local jurisdictions on a timely basis 
if claims are fully justified.
    Of the total amount recommended, $1,300,000 is available 
for protection of foreign diplomats and their families 
throughout the United States. The Foreign Missions Act of 1982 
authorizes the provision of such services when necessary either 
at the request of a foreign mission or on the initiative of the 
Secretary of State. In these situations, where State and local 
authorities cannot provide the security required, the Act 
permits the Department of State to employ the services of 
private security firms.
    Of the total amount recommended, $8,100,000 is allocated to 
reimburse New York City for the protection of foreign missions 
and officials accredited to the United Nations and other 
international organizations. These funds provide for the costs 
of guard posts and security escort and motorcade services to 
foreign missions and personnel assigned to the United Nations.
    The bill includes language making these funds available 
until September 30, 2003, as requested in the budget.

            embassy security, construction, and maintenance

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$1,285,960,000 for Embassy Security, Construction, and 
Maintenance. This is $208,360,000 above the amount available in 
fiscal year 2001 and $5,046,000 below the budget request. The 
recommendation designates $815,960,000 as available only for 
priority worldwide security upgrades, acquisition, and 
construction, the full amount requested for such activities. 
The recommendation includes $470,000,000 for non-security 
related costs, which is $53,941,000 above fiscal year 2001 and 
$5,046,000 below the budget request.
    This account provides funding to the Department to manage 
U.S. Government real property worth more than $10,000,000,000 
in over 200 countries, including maintaining 3,000 Government-
owned and long-term leased properties at 250 posts and leasing 
approximately 1,100 office and functional facilities and 8,000 
residential units, not only for the Department of State, but 
for all U.S. employees overseas. The Department's latest 
inspection survey identified in excess of 4,200 maintenance and 
repair needs, as well as major rehabilitation requirements. The 
Committee recommendation assumes that at least $5,046,000 in 
unallocated carryover balances and recoveries will be available 
in fiscal year 2002 to allow the Department to carry out the 
activities under this heading at requested funding levels.
    Worldwide Security Upgrades.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $815,960,000 for security projects, the full amount 
requested, including $665,000,000 for the security capital 
program. The budget request indicated that this amount would 
provide for the design and/or construction of approximately 
seven facilities. The Committee notes that the Department has 
recently notified the Committee of significant downward 
adjustments to earlier total funding estimates for a number of 
capital security projects. The Committee therefore expects the 
Department to exceed the level of activity projected in the 
request.
    The Committee is concerned by the Department's requests to 
reprogram funds under this activity for projects that do not 
address top priority security vulnerabilities and for projects 
that will not result, when complete, in a facility that meets 
existing security standards. The Committee recommendation for 
fiscal year 2002 includes funding for the non-security capital 
program (discussed below). The Committee expects that such 
projects will be funded from that source in the future, and 
that worldwide security funds will be used for the purposes 
established in law.
    The recommendation does not designate amounts for U.S. 
Agency for International Development facilities, as was 
requested. Instead, the Committee intends that the entire 
amount provided for the security capital program shall be 
allocated for projects at posts that are determined by the 
Department to be most in need of secure facilities. The 
Committee expects that the Department will continue to report 
to the Congress on its findings in this regard. The Committee 
expects that a proposed spending plan for the entire amount of 
available resources provided for worldwide security upgrades 
will be submitted through the normal reprogramming process 
within 60 days from the date of enactment of this Act. The 
Committee expects the Department to notify it immediately if 
there are any facilities that the Department believes face 
serious security risks.
    Capital Program.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$19,000,000 for the non-security capital program. The Committee 
does not designate this funding specifically for the 
construction of a classified annex in Colombia, as was proposed 
in the request. The Committee is aware of several additional 
non-security capital funding needs, including projects that 
correspond with proposed post openings, that may be priorities 
for funding under this activity. The Committee expects the 
Department to propose an allocation of this funding through the 
normal reprogramming process.
    Physical Security Upgrades.--The Committee recommends 
$5,920,000 for physical security upgrades, the amount in the 
budget request. This amount does not include any new funding 
for the Department's share of a joint program to acquire living 
quarters to enable the deployment of Marine Security Guards to 
selected posts that currently lack such support.
    Administration.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$23,396,000 for administration costs associated with programs 
under this heading, the same as the requested amount. The 
Committee understands that this amount will support the 
maintenance of existing staffing levels and will not be used 
for the creation of new positions.
    Responding to the Recommendations of the Overseas Presence 
Advisory Panel.--The Committee directs the Department to 
continue to vigorously implement the recommendations of the 
Overseas Presence Advisory Panel (OPAP) that pertain to the 
security of facilities, management of overseas property, and 
the size and location of overseas posts.
     All diplomatic facility construction and major 
renovation/rehabilitation projects funded under this account, 
including from assets management funds, shall result in 
facilities that fully comply with the Department's security 
standards.
     The Committee notes the Department's failure to 
submit a plan to implement the Panel's recommendation to 
establish a new federally chartered government corporation to 
exercise responsibility for building, renovating, maintaining, 
and managing the Federal Government's civilian overseas 
facilities, as directed the fiscal year 2001 Conference Report. 
The Committee understands that the Department has rejected this 
recommendation of the Panel without further study or review. 
The Committee approved the Department's proposal to realign the 
reporting chain for the Office of Foreign Buildings Operations, 
so that the Office now reports directly to the Undersecretary 
for Management. The Committee now expects the Department to 
continue to develop organizational improvements to ensure the 
efficient conduct of the U.S. Government's overseas real estate 
function, and to propose such changes to the Committee. A 
reliance on personnel changes as a substitute for fundamental 
organizational changes increases the likelihood that the 
problems identified in the Panel's report will persist over 
time. The Committee expects the Department to submit a report 
by no later than January 15, 2002, outlining a comprehensive 
plan for organizational and structural changes to the 
Department's foreign buildings function, including a plan to 
ensure that all agencies represented overseas share in the cost 
of overseas facilities, and to emulate private sector best 
practices in contracting and human resources management.
     The Committee is disappointed at the Department's 
failure to make discernable progress in the pursuit of an 
Administration-wide process of determining the right size and 
makeup of overseas posts. In testimony before the Committee, 
the Department reported that the right-sizing process proposed 
by the Panel is not workable. The continued absence of any 
systematic control over the size and growth of Federal 
department and agency presence outside of the United States 
ensures the misallocation and waste of resources. Past 
initiatives to improve the situation, including the 
Department's Overseas Staffing Model, have been wholly 
unsuccessful, and have served no purpose other than to be 
manipulated to support justifications for further staffing 
increases. The cost implications of a continuing failure to 
right-size are enormous. It costs two to three times as much to 
maintain an employee outside of the United States as it does 
within the United States. The Committee is convinced, and 
agrees with the Overseas Presence Advisory Panel, that 
rationalizing staffing and operations abroad has the potential 
for large budgetary savings. The justification for all 
facilities projects funded under this account must include a 
full explanation of regional efficiency and security planning, 
and related staffing assumptions, and such projects will not be 
approved for funding absent evidence of the application of a 
uniform right-sizing methodology.
    Assets Management.--The budget request designates 
$95,615,000 in assets management funds planned for expenditure 
in fiscal year 2002. The Committee expects that these funds 
will be used for opportunity purchases to replace uneconomical 
leases and for other priority capital acquisition purposes. In 
addition, as in previous years, the Committee expects that 
assets management funds will continue to be allocated in part 
to security construction needs. Any use of these or additional 
assets management funds in fiscal year 2002 is subject to 
reprogramming. In addition, with respect to the requirement 
that a reprogramming for any major new start be submitted, the 
Committee understands that requirement to mean that 
rehabilitation or construction of projects involving 
ambassador's residences will be subject to the requirement.
    The recommendation includes language, as requested, 
reflecting the renaming of the State Department Headquarters 
building, but does not include a requested minor technical 
change to a citation. The recommendation continues language 
carried in the bill in previous years that prohibits funds from 
being used for acquisition of furniture and furnishings and 
generators for other departments and agencies.

           emergencies in the diplomatic and consular service

    The Committee recommends $10,000,000 to enable the 
Secretary of State to meet unforeseen emergencies arising in 
the Diplomatic and Consular Service. This amount is $4,535,000 
above the amount available in fiscal year 2001 and $5,500,000 
below the budget request. The Committee does not provide the 
full requested increase, and notes that the Department had 
$5,500,000 in carryover funding available in fiscal year 2001. 
The Committee funding recommendation anticipates at least 
$3,000,000 of carryover into fiscal year 2002. Funding provided 
in this account is available until expended.
    The Committee has included a provision in the bill that 
permits up to $1,000,000 to be transferred from this account to 
the Repatriation Loans Program account, as requested in the 
budget. This provision will ensure an adequate level of 
resources for loans to American citizens through the 
Repatriation Loans Program account should that account require 
additional funds in fiscal year 2002 due to an unanticipated 
increase in the number of loans.
    This appropriation provides resources for the Department of 
State to meet emergency requirements in the conduct of foreign 
affairs. The Committee recommendation provides funds for: (1) 
travel and subsistence expenses for relocation of American 
employees of the United States Government and their families 
from troubled areas to the United States and/or safe-haven 
posts; (2) allowances granted to State Department employees and 
their dependents evacuated to the United States for the 
convenience of the Government; and (3) payment of rewards for 
information concerning terrorist activities.

                   repatriation loans program account

    The Committee recommendation includes $612,000 for the 
subsidy cost of repatriation loans, which is $22,000 above the 
amount available in the current fiscal year and the same as the 
budget request, and $607,000 for administrative costs of the 
program as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2671, which is $4,000 above 
the amount available in the current fiscal year and the same as 
the budget request.
    This account provides emergency loans to assist destitute 
Americans abroad who have no other source of funds to return to 
the United States.

              payment to the american institute in taiwan

    The Committee recommends $17,044,000 for the appropriation 
entitled ``Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan''. This 
amount is the same as the budget request and $735,000 above the 
current year amount. The recommendation provides for the 
Institute's pay and inflationary base adjustments. In addition, 
the Institute is authorized to collect Machine Readable Visa 
fees, which are expected to generate an additional $12,000,000 
in revenues in fiscal year 2002, as well as reimbursements from 
agencies and user fees from trade show exhibitors.
    The Committee expects that the American Institute in Taiwan 
(AIT) will cover anticipated operating expenses in fiscal year 
2002 through a combination of appropriations and visa fee 
revenues, and encourages the Institute to continue to pursue 
cost saving measures. The Committee expects the Department to 
submit by December 31, 2001, an AIT spending plan for fiscal 
year 2002, indicating the total amount of estimated fee 
collections, the amount of such fee collections allocated for 
operating expenses, and the total amount planned for operating 
expenses from all funding sources.
    The Taiwan Relations Act requires that programs concerning 
Taiwan be carried out by the American Institute in Taiwan and 
authorizes funds to be appropriated to the Secretary of State 
to carry out the provisions of the Act. The Institute 
administers programs in the areas of economic and commercial 
services, cultural affairs, travel services, and logistics. The 
Department of State contracts with the American Institute in 
Taiwan to carry out these activities.

     payment to the foreign service retirement and disability fund

    The Committee recommends $135,629,000 for the appropriation 
entitled ``Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund''. This amount is the full budget request and 
is $4,405,000 above the amount appropriated for the current 
fiscal year. The amount provided in the Committee 
recommendation is required to amortize the unfunded liability 
in the system, as documented by the annual evaluation of Fund 
balances.
    This appropriation, which is considered mandatory for 
budget scorekeeping purposes, is authorized by the Foreign 
Service Act of 1980, which provides for an appropriation to the 
Fund in 30 equal annual installments of the amount required for 
the unfunded liability created by new benefits, new groups of 
beneficiaries or increased salaries on which benefits are 
computed. The Retirement Fund is maintained through 
contributions by participants; matching government 
contributions; special government contributions, including this 
account; interest on investments; and voluntary contributions.

              International Organizations and Conferences


              contributions to international organizations

    The bill includes a total of $850,000,000 for payment of 
the obligations of United States membership in international 
organizations as authorized by conventions, treaties, or 
specific Acts of Congress for fiscal year 2002. This is 
$18,917,000 below the amount available in the current fiscal 
year and $28,767,000 below the request.
    The amount provided in the bill is intended to cover 
anticipated assessments for membership in international 
organizations, including the United Nations. In addition, the 
amount provides the requested levels for assessments for 
membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the 
related North Atlantic Assembly, International War Crimes 
Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, the 
Organization of American States, and the Pan American Health 
Organization, among others.
    Over the past several months, estimates of the amount 
required to cover fiscal year 2001 assessments have varied 
based on the most recent foreign currency exchange rates for 
the dollar, which has risen in value since the budget request 
was formulated. The Committee recommendation is based on a 
downward adjustment of the fiscal year 2002 request by 
$10,000,000 based on exchange rate fluctuations, and also 
reflects the application of an estimated $15,267,000 in 
available balances from fiscal year 2001 that the Committee 
directs the Department to apply to the fiscal year 2002 
assessment for the United Nations regular budget.
    The Committee notes, with approval, the Department's recent 
actions to formally withdraw from certain international 
organizations where continued U.S. participation was determined 
to be a low priority in the context of overall U.S. national 
interests. The Committee continues to support the comprehensive 
reassessment of U.S. membership in each of the 50 international 
organizations for which funding is requested under this 
account.
    The recommended funding level does not include $3,500,000 
requested to fund future renovations to the Organization for 
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) headquarters 
building in Paris. The Committee is not convinced of the need 
for the United States to assume the largest funding share for 
an undefined capital project in Paris with costs that could 
exceed $200,000,000. The Committee expects to review detailed 
plans, cost estimates, and potential financing methods through 
the reprogramming process before any funds are expended for 
this project.
    The Committee notes that the Department's request includes 
$12,011,000 for anticipated assessments for the International 
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The Committee understands 
that this funding may not be necessary, due to the payment of 
2001 United States assessments from amounts appropriated for 
the Federal Aviation Administration. The payment from this 
account of any fiscal year 2002 funds for ICAO assessments will 
be subject to the reprogramming requirements in section 605 of 
this Act. Any such reprogramming shall include a report to the 
Committee on the final status of fiscal year 2001 assessment 
payments from all sources.
    The Committee notes that the Department will continue to 
revise the fiscal year 2001 operating budget and the fiscal 
year 2002 request over the next few months, and expects that 
those changes will result in significant additional savings to 
allow the Department to live within the recommended level and 
still pay, in full, all approved assessments.
    The Committee continues to insist on reform as the highest 
priority for all of the international organizations, including 
the maintenance of zero nominal growth budgets and the 
development of processes to evaluate and terminate programs. 
The Committee believes that the onus is on each international 
organization and the State Department representatives to those 
organizations to reduce overall budgets and eliminate 
duplicative activities, excessive administrative costs, and 
inefficient operations.
    As indicated, the funding level assumes full payment of the 
U.S. assessment to the United Nations regular budget, as has 
been provided every year since fiscal year 1989. This 
assessment is estimated at $266,244,000 for calendar year 2001. 
In order to assure that the United Nations lives up to the 
fiscal discipline that the Congress has insisted upon, the bill 
contains language, similar to that carried last year and in 
previous fiscal years, and proposed for deletion, that 
conditions release of $100,000,000 of the current year 
assessment for the United Nations on a certification by the 
Secretary of State that the United Nations has taken no action 
to increase funding for any United Nations program without 
identifying an offsetting decrease elsewhere in the United 
Nations budget and cause the United Nations to exceed its 2000-
2001 budget of $2,535,700,000. The Committee directs the 
Department to continue its policy of insisting on the 
maintenance of zero nominal growth budgets in the United 
Nations and other international organizations. Any planned 
exception to this policy should be communicated to the 
Committee far in advance of the formal consideration and 
adoption of such an exception.
    The Committee continues to believe that additional reforms 
are required at the United Nations and other international 
organizations. The Committee directs the Department to insist 
on maintaining any reforms that have been achieved to date and 
to report to the Committee on any actions taken that threaten 
the maintenance of such reforms, including the maintenance of 
reduced staffing levels at the United Nations.
    The Committee is deeply concerned by the secret ballot vote 
of U.N. member nations to keep the United States off the U.N. 
Human Rights Commission. The exit of the United States, and the 
election at the same time of the Government of Sudan, 
effectively cancels the ability of the United Nations to speak 
or act with credibility on human rights issues. The Committee 
views this vote as part of a continuing effort by nations that 
routinely violate human rights to escape scrutiny. The 
Committee expects the Department to work to regain full United 
States membership on the Human Rights Commission. The Committee 
notes that despite being voted off, the United States will 
continue to be assessed for the largest financial share of the 
U.N.'s human rights activities. At current year levels, the 
United States annual share of assessed costs for U.N. human 
rights activities is approximately $4,300,000. The Committee 
encourages the Department to consider making the payment of 
such funds in fiscal year 2002 contingent upon the U.N. 
discontinuing the use of secret ballots. The Committee also 
encourages the Department to consider the establishment of a 
coalition of democratic states at the United Nations to more 
effectively promote the rule of law and human rights. Adherence 
to universal standards of democracy and human rights should be 
among the criteria for membership in such a coalition.
    The recommendation includes full requested funding for the 
international criminal tribunals for Rwanda and Yugoslavia. The 
Committee notes a continuing failure to budget accurately for 
the costs of these activities. The actual fiscal year 2001 
appropriations requirement for assessed contributions for these 
Tribunals is $32,312,000 less than the Department's 
corresponding budget requests under this account and under the 
Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities 
account. The Committee is dismayed at the possibility that U.S. 
payments to the Tribunals could end up in the pockets of 
accused war criminals or their families in the form of 
kickbacks from Tribunal attorneys, as reported by the U.N.'s 
Office of Internal Oversight Services. The Committee expects 
the Department to confirm the cessation and vigorous 
prosecution of these abuses and report back to the Committee. 
The Committee also expects the Department to work with the U.N. 
to ensure the establishment and maintenance of strong internal 
controls at the Tribunals.
    The Committee continues to support the work done by the Pan 
American Health Organization (PAHO). PAHO has continued to take 
the lead in health issues, including border health concerns and 
emerging diseases that have an impact on citizens of the United 
States and all citizens of the Americas. The Committee 
encourages the Department to continue to support PAHO's 
efforts.
    In addition, the bill includes language carried in previous 
years stating that any payment of arrearages under this Title 
shall be directed toward special activities that are mutually 
agreed upon by the U.S. and the respective international 
organization.

        CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

    The Committee recommendation includes $844,139,000 for 
United States payments for Contributions for International 
Peacekeeping Activities for fiscal year 2002, the same amount 
available in fiscal year 2001 and the same as the amount 
requested in the budget.
    The Committee recommendation provides for the payment of 
anticipated fiscal year 2002 assessments for United Nations 
(U.N.) peacekeeping missions.
    The Committee is particularly concerned about the future of 
the UNAMSIL mission in Sierra Leone. The Committee did not 
oppose the expansion of UNAMSIL to 17,500 troops with the 
understanding that the current concept of operation assumes the 
beginning of U.N. occupation of RUF-controlled diamond 
producing areas before the expiration of the current six-month 
mandate. In light of the tragic consequences of past UNAMSIL 
failures, the Committee intends to closely monitor the progress 
of this mission, and to hold the U.N. and the Department 
accountable for achieving the goals of the new concept of 
operation.
    The Committee is also concerned about the continuing lack 
of any demonstrable progress resulting from the MINURSO mission 
in Western Sahara, despite an enormous investment of funds over 
the past decade. The Committee notes that the Secretary General 
and his Personal Envoy both recently recommended that the 
settlement plan upon which MINURSO is based should be put on 
hold. The Committee urges the Department to work to encourage a 
negotiated settlement to the dispute, and a re-evaluation of 
the U.N. peacekeeping presence.
    The establishment of several large, complex missions over 
the past two years has overtaken the capacity of the U.N. to 
plan and manage such operations successfully. The Brahimi 
report last year addressed many deficiencies in U.N. 
peacekeeping efforts, including problems in doctrine, strategy, 
decision-making, planning, deployment, support and information 
technology. The Committee supports efforts to improve the 
performance and efficiency of U.N. peacekeeping missions 
through structural and procedural reforms. The Committee also 
supports efforts to better limit and focus the goals of such 
missions, and to set specific benchmarks for performance and 
mission termination.
    Finally, the Committee acknowledges the efforts of the 
United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) to 
identify waste, fraud and abuse with regard to peacekeeping 
operations, and to recommend specific reforms to ensure that 
such practices are brought to an end. The Committee directs the 
Department to provide the necessary support to ensure that the 
work of the OIOS is maintained and strengthened as it relates 
to oversight of peacekeeping operations.
    The bill retains language carried in previous years 
requiring 15-day advance notice of any new or expanded mission, 
together with a statement of cost, duration, exit strategy, 
vital national interest, and source of funds to pay the cost. 
The bill also retains language requiring certification that 
American manufacturers and suppliers are provided equal 
procurement opportunities, and language prohibiting the use of 
funds under this account for the costs of court monitoring. The 
bill does not include requested language to make a portion of 
appropriations under this account available for two fiscal 
years.

                       International Commissions


 INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

    The bill includes a total of $30,225,000 for the 
International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and 
Mexico (IBWC). This amount is $199,000 above the amount 
available in fiscal year 2001, and $2,881,000 less than the 
total budget request for fiscal year 2002. The total amount 
provided includes $24,705,000 for Salaries and Expenses and 
$5,520,000 for construction. The recommendation does not 
reflect the request to include operations and maintenance costs 
in the construction account and instead includes those costs 
under the salaries and expenses account. The recommendation 
includes language authorizing not to exceed $6,000 for 
representation expenses.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommendation for the Salaries and Expenses 
account is $24,705,000, which is $17,579,000 above the amount 
available in fiscal year 2001 and $17,253,000 above the budget 
request. The recommendation includes $17,199,000 in this 
account representing the adjusted base funding level for 
operations and maintenance. Within the amount provided, the 
Committee expects the Commission to take the necessary actions 
to maintain the flood warning system of the Nogales Wash 
Project in the binational watershed. The Committee understands 
that the cost of this maintenance is estimated to be less than 
$5,000.

                              CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommendation for IBWC construction provides 
$5,520,000, which is $17,380,000 below the amount available in 
the current fiscal year and$20,134,000 below the budget 
request. Since the recommendation does not include operations and 
maintenance costs, the recommendation does not include requested 
language to add ``operations and maintenance'' to the allowable uses of 
funds under this account.
    The recommendation provides funding for ongoing projects as 
follows: Boundary-wide construction--$2,226,000; Rio Grande 
construction--$2,954,000; and Colorado River construction--
$340,000. Any reallocation of funding may be proposed to the 
Committee under the reprogramming procedures set forth in 
section 605 of this Act.

              AMERICAN SECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

    The Committee recommends a total of $10,311,000 to fund the 
U.S. share of expenses of the International Boundary 
Commission, the International Joint Commission, United States 
and Canada, and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission 
for fiscal year 2002. This amount is $3,585,000 above the 
amount available in fiscal year 2001 and the same as the budget 
request, and includes $989,000 for the International Boundary 
Commission, $7,282,000 for the International Joint Commission 
and $2,040,000 for the Border Environment Cooperation 
Commission. The recommended funding level for the International 
Joint Commission includes $3,432,000 for the second year costs 
of a five-year study of the water regulation plan governing 
Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The Committee 
encourages the Commission to designate a portion of this 
funding to develop a plan of study for reviewing additional 
lake level controls in the Great Lakes system.

                  INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS

    The Committee recommends a total of $19,780,000 to fund the 
U.S. share of the expenses of twelve international fisheries 
commissions or related organizations, as well as the travel 
expenses of the United States commissioners. This amount is 
$431,000 above the amount available in fiscal year 2001 and the 
same as the budget request.

                                 Other


                     PAYMENT TO THE ASIA FOUNDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,250,000 for 
payment to the Asia Foundation for fiscal year 2002, the same 
as the budget request and $20,000 above the amount available in 
fiscal year 2001. The Committee recommendation also includes a 
minor technical change to a citation, as requested.
    The Asia Foundation is a private, nonprofit institution, 
the purpose of which is to stimulate Asian democratic 
development and assist the peoples of Asian countries to shape 
their own destinies.

           EISENHOWER EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM TRUST FUND

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2002 of interest and earnings from the Eisenhower Exchange 
Fellowship Program Trust Fund, expected to total $500,000.
    The Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Act of 1990 authorized a 
permanent endowment for the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship 
Program to increase educational opportunities for young leaders 
in preparation for and enhancement of theirprofessional careers 
and to advance peace through international understanding. The Act 
established the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund in 
the United States Treasury for these purposes. A total of $7,500,000 
has been provided to establish a permanent endowment for the program, 
from which the appropriation of interest and earnings is provided to 
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, Incorporated.

                    ISRAELI ARAB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends language in the accompanying bill 
that will appropriate for fiscal year 2002 interest and 
earnings of the Israeli Arab Scholarship Endowment Fund, 
expected to total $375,000. A permanent endowment of $4,978,500 
for the Fund was established in fiscal year 1992 with funds 
made available to the United States Information Agency under 
section 556(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and 
Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990, as amended. The 
income from the endowment is to be used for a program of 
scholarships for Israeli Arabs to attend institutions of higher 
education in the United States.

                            EAST-WEST CENTER

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,400,000 for 
the costs of maintaining and operating the East-West Center. 
This amount is $4,070,000 below the amount available in the 
current fiscal year and $4,100,000 below the budget request.
    The reduction from the current level and the request 
reflects the Committee's desire to reduce the reliance of the 
Center on a direct sole-source subsidy from the Federal 
government. The Committee notes that the Center can solicit 
contributions and can compete for other Federal grants to 
support its activities.
    The purpose of the Center is to promote better relations 
and understanding between the United States and the nations of 
Asia and the Pacific through cooperative programs of research, 
study and training. The Center started receiving a direct 
subsidy from the Federal government in fiscal year 1961.

                    NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

    The Committee recommends $33,500,000 for the National 
Endowment for Democracy (NED) for fiscal year 2002, $2,569,000 
above the amount available in fiscal year 2001 and $2,500,000 
above the budget request. The Committee expects that funding 
provided above the request will allow NED to provide additional 
targeted grants to indigenous groups on the cutting edge of 
Africa's dynamic democracy movement, including groups in Sudan 
and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    The National Endowment for Democracy is a private, non-
profit corporation established to encourage and strengthen the 
development of democratic institutions and processes 
internationally through private-sector initiatives, training, 
and other activities, including those which promote pluralism, 
democratic governance, civic education, human rights, and 
respect for the rule of law. The Endowment does not carry out 
programs directly, but provides funding for projects which are 
determined to be in the national interest of the United States 
and which are administered by private organizations and groups.

                             RELATED AGENCY


                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

    The Committee recommends $453,106,000 to carry out United 
States International Broadcasting Operations for fiscal year 
2002. The recommendation includes language and funding for 
Broadcasting to Cuba under this account, instead of as a 
separate account as provided in fiscal year 2001 and in the 
request. The recommended level is the same amount as the 
comparable budget request and $32,967,000 above the comparable 
amounts available for international broadcasting operations in 
fiscal year 2001. The increase above the 2001 level provides 
all requested adjustments to base for all entities funded under 
this account and full requested funding for the initiative to 
expand and improve broadcasting to the Middle East.
    Arabic Broadcasting to the Middle East.--The Committee 
supports the Board's efforts to redefine and enhance the 
effectiveness of Voice of America broadcasting in Arabic to the 
Middle East. Including the existing base funding for VOA Arabic 
broadcasting, additional resources reallocated through language 
service review, and a program increase of $5,000,000, the 
recommendation assumes total funding of at least $14,300,000 
under this account for the Arabic broadcasting initiative. 
Within this amount, the Committee expects the Board to place 
the highest priority on initiating broadcasting to Sudan, and 
the lowest priority on broadcasting to Iraq. The Committee 
funding recommendation already includes base funding to 
continue eight hours per day of Arabic broadcasting to Iraq by 
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Additional requirements 
associated with the Arabic broadcasting initiative are 
discussed under the Broadcasting Capital Improvements heading. 
The Committee believes that additional opportunities may exist 
to allocate additional funding to this and other priority 
initiatives, as described below.
    Reprogramming of Exchange Rate Gains/Other Savings.--As in 
past years, the Committee expects that there will be additional 
savings available to the Board, including exchange rate gains 
and vacancies in funded positions. The Committee notes that the 
Board will have the ability to propose that savings be used for 
additional requirements related to the Arabic broadcasting 
initiative, broadcasting to China, and other emerging priority 
programs, through the normal reprogramming process.
    Language Service Review and Research.--The Committee 
strongly supports the Board's efforts to objectively and 
systematically review and evaluate the performance, results, 
and importance of every U.S. Government-sponsored international 
broadcasting language service and to propose corresponding 
reallocations of funds. The Committee endorses this process as 
a means to improve broadcast quality and meet emerging program 
priorities within limited resources. The Committee notes that 
through language service reviews in fiscal years 2000 and 2001 
the Board expects to reallocate as much as $10,000,000 to 
emerging priorities. The Committee supports the continuation 
and expansion of this effort in fiscal year 2002 and expects 
the Board to proceed with its plan to consolidate and 
strengthen the research function to ensure that prioritization 
decisions are based on the most complete and accurate data. 
Accordingly, the Committee recommendation includes the 
establishment of a central, enhanced, core research fund of 
$5,000,000. The Committee encourages the Board to ensure that 
foreign policy implications are given full consideration before 
adopting language service review recommendations. The Committee 
expects that the continuing language service review effort may 
also result in the dedication of additionalresources to the 
Arabic broadcasting initiative, broadcasting to China, and other 
emerging priority programs, through the normal reprogramming process.
    The recommendation provides funding for the principal 
broadcasting entities as follows:
    Voice of America.--The recommendation provides $139,910,000 
for VOA. The Committee notes that this amount includes amounts 
previously allocated separately for international television 
broadcasting programs. The Committee continues to urge the 
Board to undertake a top-to-bottom review of television-related 
activities and eliminate lower-priority, less cost effective 
programs. The Committee expects that such a review could result 
in significant future savings. The overall recommended funding 
level for VOA includes $9,526,000 above the fiscal year 2001 
level to provide for requested adjustments to base and program 
increases.
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.--The recommendation 
provides the full requested amount of $68,697,000 for RFE/RL, 
including the requested amounts for broadcasting to Iran and 
Iraq. The recommended amount includes $829,000 above the fiscal 
year 2001 level to provide for adjustments to base.
    Radio Free Asia.--The recommendation provides the full 
requested amount of $25,221,000 for RFA. This amount includes 
$996,000 above the fiscal year 2001 level to provide for 
adjustments to base, and will allow RFA to continue its 
expanded schedule of broadcasting to China, Tibet, Burma, 
Vietnam, North Korea, Laos, and Cambodia. The Committee has 
included additional funding under the Broadcasting Capital 
Improvements account to overcome jamming of RFA broadcasts.
    Broadcasting to Cuba.--The recommendation provides the full 
requested amount of $24,872,000 for Broadcasting to Cuba. This 
amount includes $2,826,000 above the fiscal year 2001 level to 
provide for requested adjustments to base.

                   BROADCASTING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

    The Committee recommends $25,900,000 in new budget 
authority for broadcasting capital improvements, which is 
$9,000,000 above the request and $5,587,000 above the amount 
available in fiscal year 2001. The amount recommended will 
provide for the continuation of base costs for maintenance, 
improvements, replacements and repairs, digital production 
capability development, and security upgrades at transmitting 
stations overseas.
    Within the amount provided, the Committee expects the Board 
to allocate at least the requested amount of $3,900,000 for the 
installation of medium wave transmission facilities associated 
with the Arabic broadcasting initiative. The Committee expects 
that the uses of this funding will include the development of a 
capability for broadcasting to Sudan.
    The Committee recommendation also includes $9,000,000 above 
the request for additional transmission infrastructure to 
defeat jamming and reach a wider audience for Radio Free Asia 
and Voice of America broadcasts to China, Tibet, Vietnam and 
North Korea.
    The Committee directs the Board to submit a spending plan 
within sixty days from the date of enactment of this Act 
allocating funds available in this account, including carryover 
balances, to various activities. The plan shall include 
detailed proposals for the Arabic and East Asia enhancements. 
The Board shall also continue to keep the Committee informed 
regarding costs and results of the ongoing digital conversion 
project.

       General Provisions--Department of State and Related Agency

    The Committee recommends the following general provisions 
for the Department of State, similar to provisions that were 
included in the fiscal year 2001 Appropriations Act:
    Section 401 of the bill permits funds appropriated in this 
Act for the Department of State to be available for allowances 
and differentials as authorized by subchapter 59 of Title 5 of 
the United States Code; for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 
3109; and hire of passenger transportation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
1343(b).
    Section 402 of the bill permits up to five percent of any 
State Department appropriation to be transferred to another 
State Department appropriation, but no program can be increased 
by more than ten percent, and also provides the same authority 
to Broadcasting Board of Governors programs. In addition, the 
language provides that any transfer pursuant to this subsection 
shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 
of the accompanying bill and shall not be available for 
obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the 
procedures set forth in that section.
    Section 403 of the bill prohibits the use of funds by the 
Department of State or the Broadcasting Board of Governors to 
provide assistance to the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation.

                       TITLE V--RELATED AGENCIES

    The Committee recommends $2,102,167,000 in new budget 
authority in the accompanying bill for the Related Agencies in 
this Title for fiscal year 2002. This amount is $94,465,000 
below current year appropriations, and $297,975,000 below the 
budget request.

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


                        Maritime Administration

    The Committee recommendation includes a total of 
$231,732,000 in new budget authority for the Maritime 
Administration (MARAD) for fiscal year 2002, as described 
below:

                       MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends $98,700,000 for the Maritime 
Security Program. No funds were requested for this program 
under the Maritime Administration. The President's budget 
requested $98,700,000 for this program under the Department of 
Defense. The recommendation provides the funding instead to the 
Maritime Administration and assumes that the Maritime 
Administration will continue to administer the program. The 
recommendation will provide all the resources necessary for the 
operation of the program through fiscal year 2002. The purpose 
of the Maritime Security Program is to maintain and preserve a 
U.S. flag merchant fleet to serve the national security needs 
of the United States. The program provides direct payments to 
U.S.-flag ship operators engaged in U.S.-foreign trade. 
Participating operators are required to keep the vessels in 
active commercial service and are required to provide 
intermodal sealift support to the Department of Defense in 
times of war or national emergency. This program is funded 
under the allocation for national security programs.
    The Committee recommendation provides funding for payments 
to U.S. carriers for 47 ships, capped at $2,100,000 per ship, 
per year.

                        OPERATIONS AND TRAINING

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $89,054,000 to 
fund programs under the Operations and Training account of the 
Maritime Administration. This amount is $2,335,000 above the 
current fiscal year and the same as the budget request. This 
account provides funding for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 
the State maritime schools, and MARAD operations.
    The Committee recommendation includes $47,822,000 for the 
operation and maintenance of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 
an increase of $690,000 above the fiscal year 2001 level. The 
Committee recommendation includes language, modified from the 
request, designating $13,000,000 to remain available until 
expended for the continuation of an initiative to maintain and 
repair the Academy's infrastructure, and thereby improve safety 
and health conditions for the midshipmen and faculty. MARAD has 
submitted to the Committee a master plan to address the 
Academy's long-term maintenance and renovation needs. The 
Committee has approved the allocation of $13,000,000 from 
fiscal year 2001 appropriations to address specific capital 
improvement needs, including the elimination of lead in Academy 
drinking water, renovations to bring buildings into compliance 
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, renovations to the 
Mallory pier and bulkhead, and the completion of architectural 
and engineering design to renovate the barracks buildings. The 
additional $13,000,000 provided for fiscal year 2002 will 
enable the Academy to pursue additional capital improvements 
consistent with the facilities master plan. The Committee 
directs MARAD to submit, no later than November 30, 2001, and 
prior to the expenditure of fiscal year 2002 funds, a spending 
plan for this initiative, subject to the reprogramming 
requirements under section 605 of this Act. The Committee 
reminds MARAD and the Academy that deviations from approved 
spending plans are also subject to section 605 reprogramming 
requirements.
    The Committee notes with concern that MARAD has still not 
fully complied with the directive in the report accompanying 
the fiscal year 1999 House bill to submit information on 
various aspects of Maritime Education and Training. The 
Committee continues its interest in accurately determining the 
need for Federal support for maritime education, measuring 
results of these programs in relation to their national 
security goals, and ensuring a minimum of duplication and 
inefficiency among the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, State 
academies, and other institutions that do not receive funding 
under this account. The Committee understands that MARAD has 
thus far been unable to determine the impact of licensed 
officer education programs funded under this account on the 
achievement of national security goals. As a first step in this 
regard, the Committee directs MARAD to conduct a survey of 
currently licensed mariners in conjunction with the Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics, and to submit the report to the 
Committee by September 30, 2001.
    The recommendation includes the requested level of 
$7,457,000 for State maritime schools, the same as the fiscal 
year 2001 level. The Committee encourages MARAD to pursue its 
``level-funding'' initiative for schoolship maintenance and 
repair, and endorses the goals of increased cost-sharing, 
increased local responsibility, and the elimination of periodic 
spikes in costs. The Committee notes that, in addition to the 
funds provided for State schools under this account, MARAD 
expects to receive additional funding in fiscal year 2002 of at 
least $2,000,000 for school ship maintenance and repair under 
the Department of Defense Ready Reserve Force program. The 
Committee notes that MARAD has again requested $1,200,000 under 
this activity to maintain the Student Incentive Payment program 
at the current level. The Committee directs MARAD to report to 
the Committee by November 30, 2001, with a justification for 
the annual target for new reservists in relation to documented 
emergency requirements that cannot be met from other sources.
    The Committee recommendation includes $33,775,000 for 
operating programs and general administration of MARAD, an 
increase of $1,645,000 above fiscal year 2001 to support 
requested adjustments to base. This funding level is intended 
to support 945 full-time equivalents, the same level as in 
fiscal year 2001.

                             SHIP DISPOSAL

    The Committee recommendation includes $10,000,000 for 
expenses related to the disposal of obsolete vessels in the 
National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF), the same amount as 
requested. The Committee is aware of the need to reduce the 
current inventory of 115 vessels in the NDRF awaiting disposal. 
The Committee directs MARAD to submit a plan for the 
expenditure of resources under this account by November 15, 
2001, in accordance with the procedures outlined in section 605 
of this Act. The budget request indicated that this funding 
would allow MARAD to scrap at least three vessels. The 
Committee urges MARAD to consider every feasible alternative 
for the use of fiscal year 2002 funding in order to accelerate 
the disposal rate of these vessels, particularly those which 
pose the greatest environmental risk. The spending plan shall 
include: a multi-year plan for reducing the inventory based on 
level funding; a plan to reduce the average scrapping cost; the 
methodology used to prioritize disposal based onenvironmental 
risk management; a target number of vessels to be disposed of by means 
other than scrapping; and a plan to expedite the sale of vessels that 
meet environmental requirements.

                    MARITIME GUARANTEED LOAN PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends a total of $33,978,000 for the 
Maritime Guaranteed Loan (Title XI) Program. This amount is 
$30,000,000 above the budget request, and is $66,000 above the 
amount available in fiscal year 2001. The Committee 
recommendation also includes language that requires MARAD to 
submit a reprogramming under section 605 of the Act before 
exceeding a loan program level of $1,000,000,000.
    The amount provided includes $30,000,000 in subsidies for 
the guaranteed loan program. The Committee directs that MARAD 
shall not make commitments exceeding the $1,000,000,000 program 
limitation in FY 2002, including commitments made with 
appropriations from previous fiscal years, without prior 
notification of the Committee in accordance with section 605 
reprogramming procedures. The Committee further directs MARAD 
to continue to submit quarterly reports to the Committee on 
Title XI obligations, including information on total loan 
principal guaranteed by each separate fiscal year's subsidy 
appropriation.
    The Committee notes that the amount of loans that the 
appropriation supports depends upon the risk factor in the 
loans that MARAD approves. To the extent that the program 
concentrates on lower-risk loans, the appropriation will 
support a higher total program level, and the risk of defaults 
will be decreased. The Committee urges MARAD to continue to 
ensure that any loan guarantees issued under this program meet 
the economic soundness requirement under Title XI.
    The amount provided also includes $3,978,000 for 
administrative expenses related to this program, the same 
amount provided in fiscal year 2001 and the same as the 
request. The amount provided for administrative expenses may be 
transferred to and merged with appropriations for MARAD 
operations and training on a reimbursable basis to cover the 
common overhead expenses associated with maritime guaranteed 
loans.

                       administrative provisions

    The bill includes administrative provisions involving 
Government property controlled by MARAD, the accounting for 
certain funds received by MARAD, and a prohibition on 
obligations from the MARAD construction fund. These provisions 
have been carried in Appropriations Acts for the Maritime 
Administration for several years.

      Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends $489,000 for the expenses of the 
Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. 
This amount is the same as the level in the budget request and 
the current year. The recommendation for this year will allow 
the Commission to fund its administrative expenses through 
appropriated funds while relying on privately donated funds for 
the actual purchase and restoration of property. The Committee 
notes and encourages the efforts of the Commission to attract 
additional funding for the Commission's efforts.
    The purpose of the Commission is to encourage the 
preservation of cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings 
associated with the foreign heritage of the American people.

                       Commission on Civil Rights


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,096,000 for 
the salaries and expenses of the Commission on Civil Rights for 
fiscal year 2002. The amount recommended is $216,000 above the 
fiscal year 2001 level and the same as the budget request.
    The Commission was established by the Civil Rights Act of 
1957 and is directed by eight part-time commissioners. The 
Commission was created to protect the civil rights of people 
within the U.S. and was intended to be an independent, 
bipartisan, fact-finding agency. The Commission investigates 
charges of citizens being deprived of voting rights, and 
collects, studies and disseminates information on the impact of 
Federal laws and policies on civil rights.
    The Committee reminds the Commission that agencies seeking 
appropriations from Congress must submit budget justification 
material to the Committee. The Committee expects that in the 
future the Commission will submit such material in a timely 
fashion, and that the amount of the Commission's budget request 
will correspond with the amount requested in the President's 
budget.
    The Committee recommends bill language which provides (1) 
$50,000 to employ consultants; (2) a prohibition against 
reimbursing commissioners for more than 75 billable days, with 
the exception of the chairwoman, who is permitted 125 billable 
days; and (3) a limitation of four full-time positions under 
schedule C of the Excepted Service, exclusive of one special 
assistant for each commissioner.

             Commission on International Religious Freedom


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommendation includes $3,000,000 for the 
Commission on International Religious Freedom, the same amount 
as the budget request.
    The Commission, established pursuant to the International 
Religious Freedom Act of 1998, conducts independent reviews and 
reporting of facts and circumstances of violations of religious 
freedom abroad, and recommends options for United States 
policies with respect to foreign countries engaging in or 
tolerating violations of religious freedom.

                       Commission on Ocean Policy


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee does not include requested language regarding 
reporting requirements. No funding was requested or recommended 
for this account.

            Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,499,000 for 
the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the same 
amount as the request, and an increase of $132,000 above the 
amount provided in the current fiscal year.
    The Commission was established in 1976 to monitor 
compliance with the final act of the Conference on Security and 
Cooperation in Europe, with particular regard to provisions 
dealing with humanitarian affairs.

  Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China


                         Salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $500,000 for 
the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic 
of China, the same amount as the request and $1,000 above the 
amount provided in the current fiscal year.

                Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends $310,406,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 
for fiscal year 2002. This amount is the same as the request, 
and $7,211,000 above the amount available in the current year.
    Within the funding provided, the Committee directs the 
Commission to continue reducing the backlog of pending private 
sector discrimination charges, and expanding the use of 
alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, including 
mediation and ``early resolution''. The Committee funding 
recommendation assumes that the Commission will at least 
maintain the current level of spending on contract mediation 
($1,800,000), in addition to the mediation being performed by 
EEOC staff.
    The Committee expects the EEOC to submit a spending plan to 
the Committee in accordance with section 605 of this Act before 
December 31, 2001, describing the allocation of funding to 
various Commission activities, including private sector charge 
backlog reduction, ADR and mediation initiatives, litigation, 
and automation improvements.
    The Committee again expresses concern regarding the failure 
to achieve further private sector charge backlog reduction. The 
Committee notes that the budget request assumes a reduction of 
less than 6% by the end of fiscal year 2002. The Committee 
directs the Commission to make the reduction of this backlog 
its highest priority. The Committee expects the Commission to 
submit a spending plan that allocates the increased resources 
in this account to backlog reduction on a priority basis, and 
expects the Commission to exceed the backlog reduction targets 
included in the budget request. The EEOC may be able to achieve 
evengreater backlog reductions depending on the intake rate for 
new charges and the extent to which ``early resolution'' methods are 
adopted.
    The Committee notes that the State and local Fair 
Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs) will resolve an estimated 
55,785 charges in fiscal year 2002. The bill includes language 
similar to that included in previous Appropriations Acts 
allowing not to exceed $30,000,000 for payments to State and 
local FEPAs. The Committee encourages the EEOC to use the 
experience the FEPAs have in mediation, as the Commission 
implements its ADR programs. The Committee is willing to 
entertain proposals in the spending plan to reprogram 
additional funds to the FEPAs for this purpose.
    The bill also includes language similar to that included in 
previous Appropriations Acts allowing non-monetary awards to 
private citizens, and up to $2,500 for official reception and 
representation expenses.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends total budget authority of 
$238,597,000 for the salaries and expenses of the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC) for fiscal year 2002, of which 
$218,757,000 is to be derived from offsetting collections, 
resulting in a direct appropriation of $19,840,000. The 
recommended total budget authority is $9,948,000 below the 
request, and $9,103,000, above the current year appropriation.
    The Committee directs the Commission to submit, no later 
than December 15, 2001, a financial plan proposing a 
distribution of all funds in this account, subject to the 
reprogramming requirements under section 605 of this Act.
    The Committee recommendation includes bill language, 
similar to that included in previous Appropriations Acts, which 
allows: (1) up to $600,000 for land and structure; (2) up to 
$500,000 for care of grounds and buildings; (3) up to $4,000 
for official reception and representation expenses; (4) up to 
$300,000 for research and policy studies to remain available 
until September 30, 2003; (5) purchase of uniforms and 
acquisition of vehicles: (6) special counsel fees; (7) 
collection of $218,757,000 in section 9 fees; (8) the sum 
appropriated to be reduced as section 9 fees are collected; and 
(9) fees in excess of $218,757,000 to be available in fiscal 
year 2003.
    The mission of the Federal Communications Commission is to 
implement the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, in a 
manner that promotes competition, innovation, and deregulation 
in the communications industry and the availability of high 
quality communications services for all Americans. The 
Committee commends the Commission on its efforts to keep pace 
with industry changes and to set rational productivity goals. 
The recommendation includes a total of $238,597,000 in direct 
appropriations and offsetting collections for this purpose.
    The FCC faces a number of complex issues related to 
spectrum licensing and allocation this year--the ramifications 
of which will affect communications policy over the long term. 
The Committee supports thorough and timely reviews and will 
avoid any effort to impose arbitrary deadlines upon 
consideration of these matters. The Committee also wishes to 
note that, given funding constraints, it would caution against 
the development of regional projects, which might not benefit 
the Nation as a whole.
    The Committee would also emphasize the importance of the 
FCC's commitment to the availability of high quality 
communications. In addition to technical quality, the Committee 
hopes the Commission will take greater steps toward carrying 
out its responsibilities under Title 18 of the United States 
Code, Section 1464. The procedures developed by the FCC for 
addressing ``* * * obscene, indecent, or profane, language by 
means of radio communication * *  *'' are cumbersome and 
reactive only. The Committee commends recent FCC efforts to 
take a more aggressive stance in curbing an assault of obscene 
matter over the airwaves while remaining cognizant of the 
Constitutional rights of our citizens.
    The Committee does not include in its bill a new 
authorization requested in the President's Budget, to alter the 
E-rate program. The proposal did not appear in the budget 
justification submitted by the FCC and Administration support 
for the proposal is uncertain at this time.

                      Federal Maritime Commission


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $15,466,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Federal Maritime 
Commission (FMC) for fiscal year 2002. This amount is a 
reduction of $984,000 below the budget request and the same as 
the amount available in the current fiscal year. The Committee 
directs the Commission to maintain a zero growth budget as the 
Commission continues to advance the deregulatory mandates of 
the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. The Committee expects that any 
pay and inflationary increases shall be absorbed through hiring 
below attrition and other cost-cutting measures.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends total budget authority of 
$155,982,000 for the salaries and expenses of the Federal Trade 
Commission for fiscal year 2002, which is $8,828,000 above the 
current year appropriation and $288,000 below the request. This 
amount is to be derived from current year offsetting fee 
collections from premerger filing fees under the Hart-Scott-
Rodino Act, resulting in no net direct appropriation.
    The mission of the Federal Trade Commission is to enforce a 
variety of Federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. 
Under these laws, the Commission seeks to ensure that the 
nation's markets are competitive, function vigorously and 
efficiently, and are free from undue governmental and private 
restrictions. The Commission also seeks to improve the 
operation of the marketplace by eliminating deceptive and 
unfair practices. Appropriations for both the Antitrust 
Division of the Department of Justice and the Commission are 
financed with Hart-Scott-Rodino Act pre-merger filing fees.
    The recommended level provides for pay and inflationary 
base adjustments to maintain the current operating level. The 
Committee notes that any use of remaining unobligated fee 
collections from prior years are subject to the reprogramming 
requirements outlined in section 605 of this Act.
    The Committee recommends bill language, similar to that 
included in previous Appropriations Acts, which: (1) allows for 
hire of motor vehicles; (2) allows up to $2,000 for official 
reception and representation expenses; (3) allows for the 
collection of fees; (4) allows for the sum appropriated to be 
reduced as fees are collected; (5) prohibits the use of funds 
to implement section 151 of the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation Improvements Act of 1991; and (6) makes funds 
appropriated from the Treasury for the FTC available until 
expended.

                       Legal Services Corporation


                         salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommendation includes $329,300,000 for the 
Legal Services Corporation for fiscal year 2002. This amount is 
the same as the request and $26,000 above the current year 
appropriation. This amount includes: (1) $310,000,000 for 
grants to basic field programs; (2) $2,500,000 for the Office 
of Inspector General; (3) $12,400,000 for Corporation 
management and administration; and (4) $4,400,000 for client 
self-help and information technology. The Committee notes that 
$40,000,000 is provided for civil legal assistance under the 
Violence Against Women Act program funded under Title I of this 
bill.
    The Legal Services Corporation is a private, nonprofit 
corporation that provides low-income individuals with access to 
legal assistance and information concerning civil legal 
problems. Created in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation is 
charged by Congress to provide assistance to those who would 
otherwise be unable to afford adequate legal counsel.
    The Committee supports LSC's efforts to streamline its 
service area configurations through the State planning process. 
However, the Committee has been made aware of concerns that LSC 
has attempted to impose its own reconfiguration plans on 
certain States without clearly articulating standards for such 
decisions. In several instances the Corporation rejected 
reconfiguration plans developed and approved by all relevant 
stakeholders within a State, and provided no opportunity for 
the State to appeal that decision. The Committee expects LSC to 
review the State planning process and the concerns raised, and 
report back to the Committee by no later than September 4, 
2001, with a proposal that articulates the reconfiguration 
standards and process for States to appeal LSC's decisions. The 
Committee intends that LSC consult with appropriate 
stakeholders in developing this proposal.
    The Committee reminds the Legal Services Corporation that 
its grantees are prohibited by section 504(a)(7) of Public Law 
105-119 from participating in class action lawsuits and directs 
the Corporation to ensure its grantees comply.

          ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

    The Committee recommendation includes bill language to 
continue statutory requirements and restrictions contained in 
previous Appropriations Acts, as requested. A legal correction 
is recommended to reflect the recent Supreme Court ruling in 
the Legal Services Corporation v. Velazquez case.

                        Marine Mammal Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $1,732,000 for the Marine Mammal 
Commission for fiscal year 2002. The recommendation is the same 
amount as the request and $36,000 above the current year level. 
The Committee recommendation provides for continuation of 
research on the impacts of sea ice and other environmental 
changes on Arctic marine resources and the Alaska Natives that 
depend upon them; for continuation of studies to further 
protect the Florida manatee; and for research stemming from the 
Commission's contaminants research project.

           National Veterans Business Development Corporation


                         Salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends $4,000,000 under a new separate 
account for the National Veterans Business Development 
Corporation, the same as the budget request. The same amount 
was made available in the current fiscal year from the 
``Salaries and Expenses'' account of the Small Business 
Administration.
    The Corporation was established pursuant to the Veterans 
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 to 
expand the provision of and improve access to technical 
assistance regarding entrepreneurship for the nation's 
veterans, and to assist veterans, including service-disabled 
veterans, with the formation and expansion of small business 
concerns.

                       Pacific Charter Commission


                         Salaries and expenses

    The Committee recommends $2,500,000 as an initial 
appropriation to support the establishment of the Pacific 
Charter Commission. No funding was requested for this 
Commission. The role of the Commission as articulated in the 
Pacific Charter Commission Act of 2000 is the promotion of 
consistent and coordinated foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific 
region, including support for democratization, the rule of law, 
and human rights.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends overall funding for the Securities 
and Exchange Commission (SEC) of $437,900,000, which is the 
same as the request and $16,030,000 above the level provided in 
fiscal year 2001. The overall funding is made up of the 
following components: (1) an appropriation of fiscal year 2002 
offsetting fee collections of $109,500,000; and (2) an 
appropriation of prior year offsetting fee collections of 
$328,400,000. The recommendation provides the Commission with 
the full amount of requested adjustments to base funding for 
pay and inflation changes. The Committee is aware of the ``pay 
parity'' provisions contained in the Investor and Capital 
Markets Fee Relief Act (H.R. 1088), and will address additional 
requirements related to ``pay parity'' in the event that bill 
is enacted. The Committee recommendation also includes 
requested language to preserve the current allocation of 
Section 31 fees notwithstanding the registration of Nasdaq as 
an exchange.
    The Committee recommendation includes bill language 
providing offsetting fee collections in accord with levels 
authorized in the National Securities Markets Improvement Act 
of 1996. The Committee intends that any such collections in 
excess of the amounts made available in fiscal year 2002 will 
remain available for the Securities and Exchange Commission in 
future years through the regular appropriations process.
    The Committee commends the SEC on the important actions 
recently taken to increase enforcement of disclosure rules. 
Foreign corporations playing a direct role in human rights 
abuses in Sudan have been able to offer securities to American 
investors, and as a result, these investors are unwittingly 
helping to subsidize these atrocities. The SEC has a 
responsibility and an obligation to require these corporations 
to disclose such involvements to U.S. investors. The Committee 
is pleased by the progress already made, and will continue to 
insist on the full exercise of existing authorities to inform 
and protect American investors in this area.
    In addition, the Committee recommends bill language, 
similar to that included in previous Appropriations Acts, 
which: (1) allows for the rental of space; (2) makes up to 
$3,000 available for official reception and representation 
expenses; (3) makes up to $10,000 available for a permanent 
secretariat for the International Organization of Securities 
Commissions; and (4) makes up to$100,000 available for expenses 
of meetings and consultations with foreign governmental and regulatory 
officials.
    The SEC was created by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
as an independent, quasi-judicial agency. It administers a 
group of statutes in the area of securities and finance which 
seek to protect the investing public by providing full 
disclosure, regulating the nation's securities markets, and 
preventing and policing fraud and malpractice in the securities 
and financial markets.

                     Small Business Administration

    The accompanying bill provides a total of $727,872,000 for 
four appropriations items of the Small Business Administration 
(SBA). This amount is $185,872,000 above the budget request, 
and $129,729,000 below the amount appropriated in fiscal year 
2001. The details for the four SBA appropriation accounts are 
contained in the following paragraphs.
    The Committee is disappointed by the failure of the SBA to 
put forward a credible appropriations request. The funding 
request includes major reductions to credit and non-credit 
programs that are predicated on the enactment of separate 
authorization measures. The enactment of these measures, in 
most cases, is highly unlikely. The Committee rejects this 
approach, and directs the SBA to re-examine its budget 
formulation process and to base future funding requests on 
credible estimates of true program requirements.
    The Committee recommendation for fiscal year 2002 again 
includes funding to improve portfolio management and systems 
modernization efforts. The Committee expects the SBA to 
continue to place a high priority on these improvements that 
will make possible further streamlining and efficiencies.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $303,581,000 for the salaries and 
expenses account of the Small Business Administration. This 
amount is $64,243,000 below the amount provided in fiscal year 
2001, and $17,638,000 below the request.
    Of the amount provided under this heading, $157,681,000 is 
for operating expenses of the SBA. In addition, a total of 
$138,854,000 may be transferred to and merged with the salaries 
and expenses account for indirect operating costs. This amount 
consists of $129,000,000 from the Business Loans Program 
account for administrative expenses, and $9,854,000 from the 
Disaster Loans Program account for administrative expenses. The 
Committee also anticipates that SBA will have an additional 
$3,000,000 in fee receipts available for operating expenses. 
This will result in a total availability of $299,535,000 for 
the operating expenses of the SBA, an increase of $6,000,000 
above the comparable fiscal year 2000 amount.
    In addition, the recommendation includes language under the 
Disaster Loans Program account providing that $110,000,000 of 
the amount provided for administrative expenses may be 
transferred to and merged with the salaries and expenses 
account for the direct administrative costs of disaster loan 
making and servicing.
    The amount provided includes $4,500,000 for the 
continuation of initiatives to strengthen the management of 
SBA's loan portfolio, modernize automated systems, and train 
the workforce to meet the agency's changing roles. The 
Committeeexpects the SBA to submit a plan for the expenditure 
of resources for these initiatives by December 31, 2001, in accordance 
with section 605 of this Act.
    The Committee notes that $32,000,000 has been provided 
previously for loan monitoring and systems modernization, much 
of which remains unexpended. The Committee expects that any 
funding requirements to complete the loan monitoring system, 
and the first phase of the joint accounting and administrative 
management system (core financial system) will be the highest 
priority for the use of fiscal year 2002 funding. Should 
additional funding be available within the amount provided, the 
Committee urges the SBA to implement the next phase of the 
joint accounting and administrative management system 
initiative. The Committee expects that the modernization of the 
SBA's human resources, travel, procurement and payroll 
functions will yield significant savings and efficiencies.
    Within the amounts provided under this heading, the 
Committee expects the SBA to continue to help small businesses 
adapt to a paperless procurement environment. The Committee 
recommendation also includes the full amount requested for Low 
Documentation Processing Centers. The Committee recommendation 
for salaries and expenses includes a total of $141,400,000 for 
non-credit initiatives, as follows:

Small Business Development Centers......................     $87,806,000
7(j)....................................................       2,600,000
SCORE...................................................       3,500,000
Microloan technical assistance..........................      20,000,000
One-stop Capital Shops..................................       3,100,000
Export Assistance Centers...............................       3,100,000
Regulatory Fairness Boards/National Ombudsman...........         500,000
Women's Business Centers................................      12,000,000
Women's Business Council................................         750,000
Advocacy Research.......................................       1,100,000
Veterans Programs.......................................         750,000
Small Business Drug-free Workplace Program..............       5,000,000
Survey of Women-Owned Businesses........................         694,000
Business Information Centers............................         500,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
     Total, non-credit initiatives......................     141,400,000

    Of the amounts provided for the SBDC program, $2,000,000 is 
to continue the SBDC defense transition program and $1,000,000 
is for a regulatory compliance simplification program to 
increase coordination of environmental, Occupational Health and 
Safety Administration and Internal Revenue Service compliance 
requirements and to avoid duplication among programs for 
compliance assistance to small businesses.
    The Committee expects that within the overall amount 
provided under this account, full funding will be provided for 
the operations of the Office of Advocacy. In addition, the 
recommendation includes $1,100,000 for Advocacy Research.
    The Committee recommendation deletes language, as 
requested, designating funding under this account for the 
National Veterans Business Development Corporation. The 
Committee has included a direct appropriation of $4,000,000 for 
the Corporation under a separate heading in this title.
    The Committee recommendation includes $5,000,000 to 
continue funding for a drug-free workplace demonstration 
program to provide technical assistance to small business 
concerns seeking to start a drug-free workplace program. The 
recommendation also includes $694,000 for the second year 
funding requirement associated with the 2002 Survey of Woman-
Owned Businesses.
    The Committee recommendation includes requested language 
authorizing $3,500 for official reception and representation 
expenses as well as language authorizing the SBA to charge fees 
to cover the cost of publications and certain loan servicing 
activities. The language also permits revenues received from 
all such activities to be credited to the salaries and expenses 
account to be available for carrying out these purposes without 
further appropriations.
    The Committee recommendation deletes language, as 
requested, making amounts available for New Markets assistance 
programs subject to authorization. Also, the recommendation 
does not include the requested authority for a specified amount 
of program funds to remain available for two years. Finally, 
the recommendation does not include requested language allowing 
the SBA to retain not to exceed $3,000,000 of increased 
collections of delinquent debt for qualified expenses.

                      Office of Inspector General

    The Committee recommends $11,927,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General of the Small Business Administration under 
this heading, the same amount as requested, and the same amount 
available in fiscal year 2001. The recommendation assumes that, 
as in fiscal year 2001, the appropriation under this heading 
will be supplemented by an additional $500,000 provided under 
the administrative expenses of the Disaster Loans Program for 
oversight of that program, which may be transferred to this 
account. The Committee recommendation includes resources for 
continued oversight of the SBA's business loan portfolio and 
the SBA's administration of the 7(a) and disaster assistance 
programs.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    The Committee recommends a total of $207,500,000 under this 
account, consisting of: $77,000,000 for the Business Loans 
Program Account for subsidies for guaranteed business loans; 
$1,500,000 for subsidies for direct business loans; and 
$129,000,000 for administrative expenses related to business 
loan programs. The amount provided for administrative expenses 
may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for SBA 
salaries and expenses to cover the common overhead expenses 
associated with business loans. In addition, the recommendation 
includes a provision in the bill, also carried in previous 
years, which allows up to $45,000,000 to remain available for 
two fiscal years.
    As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, the 
Congress is required to appropriate an amount sufficient to 
cover the estimated losses associated with all direct loan 
obligations and loan guarantee commitments made in fiscal year 
2002, as well as the administrative expenses of the loans. The 
subsidy amounts are estimated on a net present value basis, and 
the administrative expenses are estimated on a cash basis.
    7(a) Business loan program.--The recommendation includes 
$77,000,000 in new budget authority for the 7(a) loan program. 
When combined with an estimated $30,000,000 in carryover 
balances, and assuming a subsidy rate of 1.07 percent, this 
appropriation will support an estimated program level of 
$10,000,000,000, an increase of at least $800,000,000 over the 
current year. The budget request did not include any new budget 
authority for the 7(a) program in conjunction with an 
assumption that new, separate authorizing legislation would be 
enacted that would have the effect of bringing the program to 
zero subsidy. This legislation has not been enacted, nor does 
the Committee expect that it will be enacted. Should changes in 
the program level occur due to changes in the subsidy rate, or 
as a result of changes in estimated carryover or recoveries, 
the Committee expects to be notified in accordance with section 
605 of this Act prior to the SBA taking any actions to change 
the program level provided for fiscal year 2002. The Committee 
recommendation includes language, as carried in the fiscal year 
2001 Appropriations Act, requiring the SBA to submit a 
reprogramming under section 605 of the Act before exceeding a 
7(a) program level of $10,000,000,000.
    Small Business Investment Corporation (SBIC) Debentures and 
Participating Securities.--The Committee recommendation does 
not include an appropriation of new budget authority for the 
SBIC debentures and participating securities programs, as none 
was requested. The Committee continues to support these highly 
successful programs that facilitate the formation of privately-
owned and operated investment companies to serve as sources of 
equity capital and long-term loans to new or expanding small 
businesses, and to supplement investment companies' private 
capital with funds made available through SBA guarantees. The 
debentures program currently operates at a zero subsidy rate 
and therefore requires no appropriation. The Committee 
recommendation and the Administration's request for the 
participating securities program assume that authorization 
changes will be enacted that will allow the program to operate 
with a zero subsidy rate in fiscal year 2002. The 
recommendation also includes language, modified from the 
request, that the SBIC total program level shall not exceed 
$4,100,000,000. In recognition that the assumed authorization 
changes include an appropriate increase in fees, the Committee 
expects the SBA to ensure that fee increases do not create 
prohibitive barriers to participation in the program.
    Microloan Direct and Guaranty Programs.--The Committee 
recommendation includes new appropriations of $1,500,000 for 
the Microloan Direct Loan Program, as requested, and no new 
appropriations for the Microloan Guaranty Program, as none was 
requested. The recommendation for direct Microloans assumes 
that no carryover balances will be available. The appropriation 
of $1,500,000 will provide for a program level of $20,575,000. 
For the Microloan Guaranty program,the Committee understands 
that few, if any program obligations are projected for fiscal years 
2001 or 2002.
    504 Development Company Loans.--The Committee 
recommendation provides no new budget authority for the section 
504 development company loan program, as requested, and 
includes language limiting the 504 guaranteed lending program 
to $3,750,000,000, as requested. This program will operate with 
a zero subsidy rate in fiscal year 2002.
    The Committee is aware that there are continuing concerns 
about the accuracy of the subsidy rate model for the 7(a) 
general business loan program, and that modeling decisions are 
overestimating projected default rates, resulting in large 
downward re-estimates. The Committee encourages SBA to continue 
to work with the Office of Management and Budget to maximize 
the validity of its models to ensure that requested 
appropriations to guarantee such loans are, in fact, necessary.
    The recommendation includes language, proposed for 
deletion, making $45,000,000 under this heading available for 
two fiscal years. The recommendation deletes language included 
in the fiscal year 2001 bill earmarking an amount for a 
specific business loan program, subject to authorization.

                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    The Committee recommends a total of $204,864,000 for the 
Disaster Loans Program Account for loan subsidies and 
associated administrative expenses, which is $20,776,000 above 
the amount provided in fiscal year 2001, and $126,510,000 above 
the request. The Committee recommendation includes $84,510,000 
for the subsidy costs of disaster loans, which when combined 
with estimated recoveries of $37,850,000 will provide a 
disaster loan level of $800,000,000. The Committee notes that 
the fiscal year 2002 request did not include a realistic 
estimate for an average annual direct disaster loan program 
from discretionary appropriations.
    The Committee recommendation includes $120,354,000 for 
administrative expenses of carrying out the program, which may 
be transferred to and merged with appropriations for salaries 
and expenses. The recommendation includes language specifying 
that, of the amount provided for administrative expenses, 
$110,000,000 is for the direct administrative expenses of loan 
making and loan servicing, and $9,854,000 is for indirect 
administrative expenses. The recommendation also includes 
language requiring that any amount in excess of $9,854,000 
transferred to the salaries and expenses account for indirect 
administrative expenses shall be subject to reprogramming 
requirements, as detailed under section 605. In addition, the 
recommendation retains language transferring $500,000 of the 
amount provided for administrative expenses to the Office of 
Inspector General for audits and reviews of the disaster loan 
portfolio.
    As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, the 
Congress is required to appropriate an amount sufficient to 
cover the subsidy costs associated with all direct loan 
obligations and loan guarantee commitments made in fiscal year 
2002, as well as the administrative expenses of the loan 
programs. The subsidy amounts are measured on a net present 
value basis, and the administrative expenses are estimated on a 
cash basis.

                        State Justice Institute


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $6,835,000 for the State Justice 
Institute for fiscal year 2002, same as the current year 
appropriation and $8,165,000 below the request.
    The State Justice Institute is a private, non-governmental 
organization, which awards grants to improve the administration 
of justice in State courts. While the State Justice Institute 
requested an appropriation of $15,000,000 for fiscal year 2002, 
the Administration only included $6,835,000.
    The Committee recommendation takes into account that 
assistance to State courts is available through the Office of 
Justice Programs within the Department of Justice.

                      TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The Committee recommends the following general provisions 
for the departments and agencies funded in the accompanying 
bill. Except where modifications are indicated, these general 
provisions were included in the fiscal year 2001 Appropriations 
Act.
    Section 601 prohibits any appropriation contained in the 
Act from being used for publicity or propaganda purposes not 
authorized by the Congress.
    Section 602 prohibits any appropriation contained in the 
Act from remaining available for obligation beyond the current 
fiscal year unless explicitly provided.
    Section 603 provides that the expenditure of any 
appropriation contained in the Act for any consulting service 
through procurement contracts 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.
    Section 604 provides that if any provision of the Act or 
the application of such provision to any person or circumstance 
shall be held invalid, the remainder of the Act and the 
application of such provisions to persons or circumstances 
other than those to which it is held invalid shall not be 
affected thereby.
    Section 605 provides for the Committee's policy concerning 
the reprogramming of funds. Section 605(a) prohibits the 
reprogramming of funds which: (1) creates new programs; (2) 
eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds 
or personnel by any means for any project or activity for which 
funds have been denied or restricted; (4) relocates offices or 
employees; (5) reorganizes offices, programs, or activities; or 
(6) contracts out or privatizes any function or activity 
presently performed by Federal employees unless the 
Appropriations Committees of both Houses of Congress are 
notified 15 days in advance. Section 605(b) prohibits a 
reprogramming of funds in excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, 
whichever is less, that: (1) augments existing programs, 
projects or activities; (2) reduces by 10 percent funding for 
any existing program, project, or activity, or numbers of 
personnel by 10 percent as approved by Congress; or (3) results 
from any general savings due to a reduction in personnel which 
would result in a change in existing programs, activities, or 
projects as approved by Congress unless the Appropriations 
Committees of both Houses of Congress are notified 15 days in 
advance. The Committee has again included carryover funds under 
the requirements of section 605 to clarify that agencies must 
follow reprogramming procedures with respect to carryover 
funds.
    Section 606 prohibits funds in the Act from being used for 
construction, repair (other than emergency repair), overhaul, 
conversion, or modernization of vessels for the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in shipyards located 
outside the United States.
    Section 607 states the sense of the Congress that all 
equipment and products purchased with funds made available in 
the bill should be American-made, directs the head of each 
Federal agency to provide a notice describing Congressional 
intent to any entity it provides financial assistance to or 
enters into a contract with, and makes any person determined to 
have misused ``Made in America'' labeling ineligible from 
receiving grants or contracts made with funds provided under 
this Act.
    Section 608 prohibits funds from being used to implement, 
administer, or enforce any guidelines of the Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission covering harassment based on religion 
similar to proposed guidelines published by the EEOC in 
October, 1993.
    Section 609 prohibits the use of funds for any United 
Nations peacekeeping mission when it is made known that United 
States Armed Forces are under the command or operational 
control of a foreign national and the President has not 
submitted to the Congress a recommendation that such 
involvement is in the national security interest of the United 
States.
    Section 610 prohibits the use of funds to pay for expansion 
of diplomatic or consular operations in Vietnam beyond the 
level of operations on July 11, 1995, unless the President 
certifies within 60 days that Vietnam is cooperating in full 
faith with the U.S. on POW/MIA issues.
    Section 611 prohibits the use of funds to provide certain 
amenities and personal comforts in the Federal prison system.
    Section 612 includes language prohibiting the use of funds 
under the NOAA Fleet Modernization, Shipbuilding and Conversion 
account to implement sections 603, 604, and 605 of Public Law 
102-567, except for development of a modernization plan for 
fisheries research.
    Section 613 provides that any closing or downsizing costs 
incurred by a department or agency funded under this Act 
resulting from funding reductions in the Act shall be absorbed 
within the budgetary resources available to the Department or 
agency, and provides transfer authority between appropriation 
accounts to carry out the provision, subject to reprogramming 
procedures.
    Section 614 prohibits funds made available in this Act to 
the Federal Bureau of Prisons from being used to distribute 
publications that include sexually explicit material.
    Section 615 limits funding under the Local Law Enforcement 
Block Grant to 90 percent to an entity that does not provide 
public safety officers injured in the line of duty and, as a 
result, separated or retired from their jobs with health 
insurance benefits equal to the insurance they received while 
on duty.
    Section 616 prohibits funds made available in this Act from 
being used to promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco 
products, or to seek the reduction or removal of foreign 
restrictions on the marketing of tobacco products, provided 
that such restrictions are applied equally to all tobacco 
products or tobacco products of the same type. This provision 
is not intended to impact routine international trade services 
provided to all U.S. citizens, including the processing of 
applications to establish foreign trade zones.
    Section 617, modified from the previous year and the 
request, prohibits funds for the issuance of visas to persons 
involved in political and extrajudicial killings in Haiti.
    Section 618 prohibits funds made available in this Act from 
being used to implement a Federal user fee for background 
checks conducted pursuant to theBrady Handgun Control Act of 
1993, or to implement a background check system that does not require 
and result in the destruction of certain information.
    Section 619, modified from the current year, delays the 
obligations of any receipts deposited into the Crime Victims 
Fund in excess of $575,000,000 until October 1, 2002. Due to 
unprecedented antitrust criminal fines in recent years, 
receipts deposited have greatly exceeded historical levels. The 
Committee has continued to take this action to ensure that a 
stable source of funds will remain available for the program.
    Section 620 prohibits the use of Department of Justice 
funds for programs that discriminate against or denigrate the 
religious beliefs of students participating in such programs.
    Section 621 prohibits the use of funds to process visas for 
citizens of countries that deny or delay the repatriation of 
deported citizens.
    Section 622 prohibits the use of Department of Justice 
funds to transport high security prisoners to facilities not 
certified by the Bureau of Prisons as appropriate to receive 
such prisoners.
    Section 623 prohibits the use of funds to take certain 
actions for the purpose of implementing, or in contemplation of 
preparing to implement, the Kyoto Protocol.

                         TITLE VII--RESCISSIONS


                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


         Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Program Account


                              (Rescission)

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $115,000,000 from 
remaining unobligated balances in this account.

            Emergency Steel Guaranteed Loan Program Account


                              (Rescission)

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $10,000,000 from 
remaining unobligated balances in this account.

              House of Representatives Report Requirements

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

                        Constitutional Authority

    Clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives states that:
    Each report of a committee on a bill or joint resolution of 
a public character, shall include a statement citing the 
specific powers granted to the Congress in the Constitution to 
enact the law proposed by the bill or joint resolution.
    The Committee on Appropriations bases its authority to 
report this legislation from Clause 7 of Section 9 of Article I 
of the Constitution of the United States of America, which 
states:
    No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in 
consequence of Appropriations made by law. * * *
    Appropriations contained in this Act are made pursuant to 
this specific power granted by the Constitution.

         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives

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

               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1) of rule XIII of Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions in the 
accompanying bill, which directly or indirectly change the 
application of existing law.
    Language is included for a number of accounts that places 
limitations on reception and representation allowances in order 
to reduce the amount of money that could otherwise be spent on 
these activities.
    Language is included in various parts of the bill to 
continue ongoing activities which require annual authorization 
or additional legislation, which to date has not been enacted.
    The bill includes provisions which place limitations on the 
use of funds in the bill or change existing limitations and 
which might, under some circumstances, be construed as changing 
the application of existing law.
    The bill includes a number of provisions, which have been 
virtually unchanged for many years, which are technically 
considered legislation.
    The bill also provides that a number of appropriations 
shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal 
year. While these provisions are not specifically authorized 
for all of the items, it is deemed desirable to include such 
language for certain programs in order to provide for orderly 
administration and the effective use of funds.
    Language is included under a number of accounts, in which 
appropriations are offset by collections, that specify the 
level of offsetting collections to be credited to the account 
and in certain cases makes collections in excess of the level 
available in the following fiscal year.
    In various places in the bill, the Committee has earmarked 
funds within appropriation accounts in order to fund specific 
programs and has adjusted some existing earmarks.
    Language is included in various parts of the bill to allow 
appropriations or unexpended balances of prior year 
appropriations to be transferred and merged with appropriations 
under this Act.
    Those additional changes in the fiscal year 2002 bill, 
which might be interpreted as changing existing law, are as 
follows:
    Under Immigration and Naturalization Service, language is 
included which increases the current inspection fee, and lifts 
the cruise ship fee exemption.
    Under Federal Prison System, Salaries and Expenses, 
language is amended changing the limitation on the number of 
passenger and replacement motor vehicles.
    Language has been included under the Office of Justice 
Programs to allow funds to be used for additional purposes.
    Under the State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance 
Program, language is included to expand the allowable use of 
State Prison Drug Treatment funds;
    Under Community Oriented Policing Services, language is 
included to allocate hiring funds for a school violence 
initiative and to provide for grants for certain purposes.
    Under Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office, 
Salaries and Expenses, language is included limiting the 
availability of carryover into fiscal year 2003.
    Under National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Operations, Research, and Facilities, Procurement, Acquisition, 
and Construction, and the Pacific Salmon Recovery Fund 
accounts, language is included designating amounts and 
activities for the conservation spending category.
    Under National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Operations, Research, and Facilities account, the bill includes 
language requiring standard reprogramming notification for the 
use of unanticipated deobligations.
    Under Department of State, Administration of Foreign 
Affairs, Diplomatic and Consular Programs, language is included 
limiting the Machine Readable Visa fees that can be spent in 
fiscal year 2002 and providing that any amount collected in 
excess of the limit will be available in fiscal year 2003. In 
addition, language is included designating specific amounts for 
public diplomacy international information programs and 
worldwide security upgrades. Language is also included 
prohibiting funds for the export of satellites of U.S. origin 
to the Peoples' Republic of China unless the Committee is 
notified in advance.
    Under Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance, 
language is included designating a specific amount for 
worldwide security upgrades.
    Under Repatriation Loans Program Account, language is 
included allowing administrative expenses to be merged with the 
Diplomatic and Consular Programs account under Administration 
of Foreign Affairs.
    Under Contributions to International Organizations, 
language is included requiring certification that the U.N. is 
keeping within its budget.
    Under Broadcasting Board of Governors, International 
Broadcasting Operations, language is included to provide 
authorities for broadcasting to Cuba under this account.
    Under Department of Transportation, Maritime 
Administration, Operations and Training, language is included 
designating an amount to remain available until expended for 
capital renovations at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
    Under Maritime Guaranteed Loan (Title XI) Program Account, 
language is included designating a limitation on the total loan 
program level.
    Under Legal Services Corporation, language clarifying 
current statutory requirements is included.
    Under Securities and Exchange Commission, Salaries and 
Expenses, language is included allowing certain offsetting 
collections to continue to be credited to this account.
    Under Small Business Administration, Business Loans Program 
Account, language is included designating limitations to loan 
programs at authorized levels.
    Under Disaster Loans Program Account, language is amended 
to designate amounts for the direct and indirect administrative 
expenses of disaster loan making and servicing and to describe 
a reprogramming requirement. In addition, language is included 
to allow a specified amount of funding to be transferred to the 
Office of Inspector General.
    Under Department of Commerce, Departmental Management, 
Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Program Account, 
(Rescission), language is included rescinding funds.
    Under Emergency Steel Guaranteed Loan Program Account, 
(Rescission), language is included rescinding funds.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following table lists the 
appropriations in the accompanying bill which are not 
authorized by law:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                  Appropriations
                                                   Last year of    Authorization   in last year   Appropriations
                 Agency/Program                    authorization       level            of         in this bill
                                                                                   authorization
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Department of Justice: \1\
Office of Justice Programs:
    Justice Assistance:
    Management and Administration...............            1995         $28,000         $27,100         $43,491
    National Institute of Justice...............            1995          33,000          27,000          54,879
    Bureau of Justice Assistance................            1995          33,000          21,379          32,335
    Counterterrorism Programs...................            1997          15,000          29,450         220,494
    Missing Children............................            2001       Such sums          22,997          22,997
    RISS........................................            1995       Such sums          14,500          24,945
    White Collar Crime..........................  ..............  ..............  ..............           9,230
Juvenile Justice Programs:
    Delinquency Programs........................            1996         150,000         100,000         145,775
    Gang Free Schools...........................            1996       Such sums          10,000          11,974
    State Challenge.............................            1996       Such sums          10,000           9,978
    Mentoring...................................            1996       Such sums          40,000          15,965
    Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency                  1996       Such sums          20,000          94,791
     Prevention.................................
    Victims of Child Abuse Act..................            1996       Such sums           4,500           8,481
    State and Local Law Enforcement Act,                    2001         249,450         249,450         249,450
     Juvenile Accountability Block Grants.......
    Weed and Seed...............................            2001          33,925          33,925          58,925
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS):
    Community Policing..........................            2000         268,000         269,937         444,805
    Criminal Records Upgrades...................            2000          20,000  ..............          35,000
    Community Prosecutors.......................  ..............  ..............          99,780          99,780
    Bullet Proof Vests..........................            2001          25,000          25,444          25,444
State and Local Assistance:
    Local Law Enforcement Block Grants..........            2001         521,849         521,849         521,849
    Drug Courts.................................            2001          49,890          49,890          50,000
    Byrne Grants................................            1995         100,000         500,000         570,000
Violence Against Women:
    Training Programs...........................            1997           1,000           1,000           4,989
    State Criminal Alien Assistance Programs....            2000         340,000         420,000         565,000
    Substance Abuse Treatment...................            2000          72,000          63,000          73,861
    Missing Alzheimer's Patients................            1998             900             900             898
    Family Support..............................            2000           7,500           1,500           1,497
    Telemarketing Fraud.........................            2000           2,500           2,000          19,995
    Motor Vehicle...............................            1998           1,800             750           1,297
United States Trade Rep.........................            1992          21,077          19,992          28,000
Department of Commerce \2\:
    International Trade Administration..........            1996       Such sums         248,726         344,654
    Bureau of Export Administration.............            2001       Such sums          64,711          68,893
    NOAA........................................  ..............         370,738         394,370         627,586
    Office of Technology Policy.................            1993           8,500           6,070           8,094
    National Institute of Standards and                     1993         383,500         310,677         488,996
     Technology.................................
    National Telecommunications and Information             1993          59,900          71,823          72,017
     Administration.............................
Department of State:
    Administration of Foreign Affairs...........            2001       4,162,950       4,777,175       5,595,736
    International Organizations.................            2001       Such sums       1,713,056       1,694,139
    International Commissions...................            2001          50,228          56,101          60,316
    Other State.................................            2001          59,500          54,504          53,025
Broadcasting Board of Governors.................            2001         467,229         467,229         479,006
Maritime Administration.........................            2001         148,439         120,631         133,032
Federal Maritime Commission.....................            1998          15,000          14,000          15,466
Federal Trade Commission........................            1998         110,000         106,500         155,982
Legal Services Corporation......................            1979           Indef         270,000         329,300
Marine Mammal Commission........................            1999           1,750           1,240           1,732
Securities and Exchange Commission..............            1999         351,280         324,000         437,900
State Justice Institute.........................            1996          25,000           6,850           6,835
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\1\ The fiscal year 2001 Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriation Act,
  Public Law 106-553, Section 102, hereafter continued the authorizations contained in Public Law 96-132, the
  Department of Justice Appropriations Authorizations Act, Fiscal Year 1980, until the effective date of a
  subsequent Department of Justice appropriation authorization act.

    \2\ Programs under the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce 
are funded pursuant to a number of expiring authorizing statutes. The 
statutes address a number of projects and activities that do not 
directly correspond to the account structure in this Act.
    Following are the relevant authorizing statutes and estimates of 
the relative funding provided pursuant to each statute:

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                                                                                   Appropriations
                                                      Last year of  Authorization   in last year   Appropriation
                   Agency/program                    authorization      leval            of         in this bill
                                                                                    authorization
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....  .............  .............  ..............       542,441
    National Marine Fisheries Service:
        Endangered Species Act Amendments of 1988,        FY 1992          8,750           8,236   .............
         P.L. 100-478..............................
        Marine Mammal Protection Act, P.L. 103-238.       FY 1999         14,766          22,927   .............
        Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation           FY 1999        159,000         165,286   .............
         Act, P.L. 104-297.........................
        NOAA Marine Fisheries Program Authorization       FY 2000        110,470         125,596   .............
         Act, P.L. 104-297.........................
        Anadramous Fishery Conservation &                 FY 2000          4,250           2,342          2,100
         Management Act, P.L. 104-297..............
        Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act, P.L. 104-      FY 2000          4,400           3,190          2,590
         297.......................................
        International Dolphin Conservation Program        FY 2001          4,000           3,293   .............
         Act, P.L. 105-42..........................
National Ocean Service:
    Coastal Zone Management Act, P.L. 104-150......       FY 1999         55,100          58,500         91,745
    Coastal Zone Management Act, P.L. 101-508             FY 1995         12,000           5,000         10,000
     section 6217, Coastal Nonpoint Source Program.
International Trade Administration:
    Export Promotion, P.L. 103-392.................       FY 1996      Such sums         248,726        347,654
Bureau of Export Administration:
    Export Administration Act of 1979, P.L. 106-508       FY 2001      Such sums          64,711         68,893
Under Secretary/Office of Technology Policy:
    American Technology Preeminence Act of 1991,          FY 1993          8,500           6,070          8,094
     P.L. 102-245..................................
National Institute of Standards & Technology:
    American Technology Preeminence Act of 1991,
     P.L. 102-245:
        Scientific & Technical Research & Services.       FY 1993        221,200         201,911        348,589
        Industrial Technology Services.............       FY 1993        127,500          86,067        119,514
        Construction of Research Facilities........       FY 1993         34,800          22,699         20,893
National Telecommunications and Information
 Administration:
    Telecommunications Authorization Act of 1992,         FY 1993         17,900          21,823         13,048
     P.L. 102-538: Salaries and Expenses...........
    Public Telecommunications Authorization Act of
     1992, P.L. 102-356:
        Public Telecommunications Facilities &            FY 1994         42,000          24,000         43,466
         Digital Broadcasting Applications.........
        Information Infrastructure Grants..........       FY 1994   .............         26,000         15,503
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                 Comparison With the Budget Resolution

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires an explanation of compliance with 
section 308(a)(1)(A) of the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), as 
amended, which requires that the report accompanying a bill 
providing new budget authority contain a statement detailing 
how that authority compares with the reports submitted under 
section 302 of the Act for the most recently agreed to 
concurrent resolution on the budget for the fiscal year from 
the Committee's section 302(a) allocation.

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                                         Section 302(b)   Recommended in
                                           allocation       this bill
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Budget authority:
    Mandatory.........................             $572             $572
    Discretionary.....................           38,541           38,541
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total budget authority..........
                                       ==========39,113===========39,113
Outlays:
    Mandatory.........................              581              581
    Discretionary.....................           39,000           38,905
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total outlays...................           39,581           39,486
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                      Five-Year Outlay Projections

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

                        Fiscal year 2002 outlays
                        [In millions of dollars]



Budget authority:
Outlays:
    2002..............................................           $26,673
    2003..............................................             7,057
    2004..............................................             3,961
    2005..............................................             1,666
    2006 and future years.............................               599


               Assistance to State and Local Governments

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

                                                                Millions
FY 2002 new budget authority............................          $3,576
FY 2002 outlays resulting therefrom.....................             543

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

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

       SECTION 286 OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT OF 1952


Sec. 286. Dispositions of moneys collected under provisions of this 
                    subchapter

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (d) Schedule of Fees.--In addition to any other fee 
authorized by law, the Attorney General shall charge and 
collect [$6] $7 per individual for the immigration inspection 
of each passenger arriving at a port of entry in the United 
States, or for the preinspection of a passenger in a place 
outside of the United States prior to such arrival, aboard a 
commercial aircraft or commercial vessel.
    (e) Limitations on Fees.--(1) [No] Except as provided in 
paragraph (3), no fee shall be charged under subsection (d) of 
this section for immigration inspection or preinspection 
provided in connection with the arrival of any passenger, other 
than aircraft passengers, whose journey originated in the 
following:
          (A) Canada,
          (B) Mexico,
          (C) a territory or possession of the United States, 
        or
          (D) any adjacent island (within the meaning of 
        section 1101(b)(5) of this title).
    (2) No fee may be charged under subsection (d) of this 
section with respect to the arrival of any passenger--
          (A) who is in transit to a destination outside the 
        United States, and
          (B) for whom immigration inspection services are not 
        provided.
    (3) The Attorney General is authorized to charge and 
collect $3 per individual for the immigration inspection or 
pre-inspection of each commercial vessel passenger whose 
journey originated in the United States or in any place set 
forth in paragraph (1): Provided, That this authorization shall 
not apply to immigration inspection at designated ports of 
entry of passengers arriving by the following vessels, when 
operating on a regular schedule: Great Lakes international 
ferries, or Great Lakes vessels on the Great Lakes and 
connecting waterways.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


SECTION 504 OF AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1996 TO 
  MAKE A FURTHER DOWNPAYMENT TOWARD A BALANCED BUDGET, AND FOR OTHER 
  PURPOSES


                           PUBLIC LAW 104-134

    Sec. 504. (a) * * *
          (1) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

          (16) that initiates legal representation or 
        participates in any other way, in litigation, lobbying, 
        or rulemaking, involving an effort to reform a Federal 
        or State welfare system, except that this paragraph 
        shall not be construed to preclude a recipient from 
        representing an individual eligible client who is 
        seeking specific relief from a welfare agency [if such 
        relief does not involve an effort to amend or otherwise 
        challenge existing law in effect on the date of the 
        initiation of the representation];

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                           transfer of funds

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, language included under ``National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Operations, Research 
and Facilities'' and ``National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, Procurement, Acquisition and Construction'' 
provides certain transfer authority.

                              rescissions

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

Department of Commerce, Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed 
    Loan Program Account................................   -$115,000,000
Department of Commerce, Emergency Steel Guaranteed Loan 
    Program Account.....................................     -10,000,000

      Comparative Statement of New Budget (Obligational) Authority

    The following table provides a detailed summary, for each 
Department and agency, comparing the amounts recommended in the 
bill with fiscal year 2001 enacted amounts and budget estimates 
presented for fiscal year 2002:



MINORITY VIEWS OF THE HONORABLE JOSE SERRANO, THE HONORABLE ALAN 
  MOLLOHAN, THE HONORABLE LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, THE HONORABLE BUD 
  CRAMER, THE HONORABLE PATRICK KENNEDY AND THE HONORABLE DAVID OBEY

    At the outset, we wish to express our appreciation for the 
cooperative and bipartisan manner in which the Commerce, 
Justice, State, Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations 
bill for fiscal year 2002 has been handled by the Subcommittee 
Chairman and the Majority. The Minority has been consulted at 
every stage of the process thus far, and our views have been 
reflected in many aspects of this bill. While we do not agree 
with every recommendation in the bill, and will continue to 
work for improvements in funding levels for several critical 
areas, we believe that on the whole this fiscal year 2002 CJSJ 
bill is one that Members on both sides of the aisle should 
support.
    We endorse the recommendations made in this bill to restore 
many of the unreasonable cuts proposed in the President's 
budget request for the State and local law enforcement and 
community oriented policing services (COPS) programs. The 
budget request had cut these critical programs by almost $1 
Billion below FY 2001 levels. This bill provides a total of 
$4.3 Billion for the activities of the Office of Justice 
Programs and COPS, an increase of $661 million over the budget 
request. It should be noted that this total amount is still 
$323 million below the current year funding levels, and that 
the amount appropriated for public safety and community 
policing grants under COPS--including funds for both the COPS 
universal hiring program and the COPS-MORE program--is still 
$112 million below the FY 2001 appropriated level. We support 
the bill's rejection of the Administration's proposed 
elimination of funding for these specific COPS activities 
through the restoration of $150 million in new appropriations 
for these programs.
    We also appreciate the support this bill shows for the 
Secretary of State's initiatives to invest in the nation's 
diplomatic readiness as well as the security, technology and 
infrastructure requirements of the State Department. This bill 
includes $7.4 Billion for the State Department, an increase of 
$802 million or 12 percent above the current year appropriated 
level for the entire Department, including an increase of 17 
percent above current year levels for the Administration of 
Foreign Affairs activities. We agree that a significant 
investment is needed to ensure that the Secretary has the 
adequate resources--people and technology--to carry out our 
foreign policy and national security objectives, and to ensure 
that our employees overseas work in the most secure environment 
possible.
    In contrast to the CJSJ bills reported out of Committee in 
the past several years, this bill fully funds the request for 
Contributions to International Peacekeeping Activities. 
International peacekeeping operations are critical to 
eliminating tensions and reducing tragedies throughout the 
world, and can eliminate the need for direct involvement of 
U.S. military forces at a fraction of the cost. We commend the 
Subcommittee Chairman for his foresight in providing this 
funding level.
    It should be noted that the amount provided in the bill for 
assessed contributions to the United Nations and other 
international organizations (the Contributions to International 
Organizations account) is slightly less than the amount 
requested, and does not include additional funds that will be 
necessary if the U.S. rejoins UNESCO as proposed in the State 
Department authorization bill which passed the House on May 16, 
2001. We look forward to working with the majority to ensure 
that the appropriate funding level is made available for this 
account as the bill progresses through the Congress. We also 
would note that the bill includes a provision fencing off $100 
million for the United Nations until there is a certification 
that the UN is staying within its 2000-2001 biennial budget. In 
a letter to the Committee regarding this bill dated July 10, 
2001, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
indicated that such language ``may unduly restrict the 
President's ability to conduct foreign policy''. We want to 
work with the Majority to make sure that nothing in this bill 
results in the creation of further arrearages in our assessed 
obligations to the UN and related agencies.
    We are pleased to note the overall funding levels for the 
Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA) in this bill. NOAA's activities in 
coastal and ocean conservation, the management and preservation 
of our nation's fisheries, the operations of the National 
Weather Service as well as satellites and data systems that 
support weather forecasts, plus critical research into global 
climate change and otheroceanic and atmospheric phenomena, are 
all critical to our Nation's economic and environmental future, as well 
as to the safety and health of our people. While not every request from 
Members or from the Administration could be accommodated in this 
recommendation, we feel that, considering the competing requirements in 
this bill, NOAA is funded at a level that reflects the importance of 
the agency's overall mission. Included in this bill is full funding for 
NOAA programs under the new Conservation Trust Fund created last year 
by the Congress (Title VIII of the Fiscal Year 2001 Interior 
Appropriations Act).
    We also want to commend the Chairman for the funding levels 
in this bill for the Legal Services Corporation. Level funding 
for the LSC will eliminate the need to go through the exercise 
carried out over the past six years to restore (or partially 
restore) draconian cuts in this program--cuts that are not 
supported by a majority in the Congress.
    We also applaud full funding in this bill for the budget 
requests of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the 
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In addition, funding for the 
Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is increased above 
the current services level, supporting not only the 
Administration's initiatives on voting rights and the rights of 
the disabled, but also an initiative to investigate allegations 
of possible civil rights abuses against those incarcerated in 
our nation's prisons or otherwise institutionalized.
    While we have attempted in these views to indicate the many 
areas of the bill we fully support, we must express some mixed 
feelings about funding for certain programs under the Small 
Business Administration (SBA). We commend the Majority for 
rejecting the Administration's proposal to decrease the 
appropriations needed for the SBA Disaster Loan Program and the 
7(a) General Business Loan Program by assuming increases in 
fees that will never be approved by the Congress. Yet we note 
that concerns have been raised that the funding level provided 
in this bill for subsidy budget authority for the 7(a) program 
makes assumptions about available carryover that may result 
either in the program running out of money and having to shut 
down new loan-making activity in the third quarter of the next 
fiscal year, or in a reduction in annual loan activity below 
the $10 Billion assumed in the mark.
    In addition, the bill endorses the Administration's request 
of a zero-subsidy appropriation for Small Business Investment 
Corporation (SBIC) participating securities program that will 
require changes in the authorization for this program to raise 
the fees charged under this program for small businesses to 
access capital. Since the budget request and this bill do not 
include additional funds for the PRIME program or the New 
Markets program (including the BusinessLINC program)--developed 
to assist minority or disadvantaged entrepreneurs in low income 
communities access capital not otherwise available or to 
provide technical assistance to businesses in these communities 
not available through other sources--we are concerned that the 
proposed changes to the SBIC program could result in an erosion 
of efforts made recently to close the gap between the economic 
``haves'' and ``have-nots''. We hope to work with the Chairman 
and the Majority--as well as with the Administration once a 
Small Business Administrator is confirmed--to restore the 
necessary funds for appropriate programs to assist 
entrepreneurs in these less-advantaged communities to continue 
to close that economic gap.
    As stated at the beginning of these views, we believe this 
legislation on balance is a good bill produced through an open 
and bi-partisan process. We will work with the Majority to 
continue to make improvements to the bill as it moves through 
the Congress. Barring significant negative changes during Floor 
action on the bill, we believe that it deserves an ``aye'' vote 
at final passage.

                                   Jose E. Serrano.
                                   Alan B. Mollohan.
                                   Lucille Roybal-Allard.
                                   Bud Cramer.
                                   Patrick J. Kennedy.
                                   David Obey.