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                                                       Calendar No. 516
109th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session                                                     109-280

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  DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE AND JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES 
                       APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2007

                                _______
                                

                 July 13, 2006.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                   [To accompany H.R. 5672]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 0000) 
making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, 
and State, the judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes, reports 
favorably thereon and recommends that the bill do pass. deg.
    The Committee on Appropriations to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 5672) making appropriations for Science, the 
Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for 
other purposes, reports the same to the Senate with an 
amendment, and an amendment to the title, and recommends that 
the bill, as amended, do pass. The Committee on Appropriations 
has addressed appropriations for the Department of State and 
Related Agencies for fiscal year 2007 in a separate bill. 
Appropriations for said agencies are not contained in the table 
below.



Total obligational authority, fiscal year 2007

Total of bill as reported to the Senate................. $54,670,000,000
Amount of 2006 appropriations...........................  53,480,612,000
Amount of 2007 budget estimate..........................  52,243,183,000
Amount of House allowance...............................  52,836,912,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2006 appropriations.................................  +1,189,388,000
    2007 budget estimate................................  +2,426,817,000
    House allowance.....................................  +1,833,088,000


                            C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
Background:
    Purpose of the Bill..........................................     3
    Summary of the Bill..........................................     4
    Budgetary Impact of the Bill.................................     9
Title I: Department of Justice...................................    10
Title II: Department of Commerce and Related Agencies............    72
Title III: Science...............................................   115
Title IV:
    Related Agencies:
        Antitrust Modernization Commission.......................   133
        Commission on Civil Rights...............................   133
        Equal Employment Opportunity Commission..................   133
        Federal Communications Commission........................   135
        Federal Trade Commission.................................   135
        Legal Services Corporation...............................   137
        Marine Mammal Commission.................................   137
        National Veterans' Business Development Corporation......   138
        Securities and Exchange Commission.......................   138
        Small Business Administration............................   138
        State Justice Institute..................................   144
Title V: General Provisions......................................   145
Title VI: Rescissions............................................   148
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................   150
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c) Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   151
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   152

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The bill makes appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce, and Justice, science, and related agencies for fiscal 
year 2007.
    The Committee notes that the appropriations for the 
operations of the Department of State were transferred to the 
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related 
Agencies.
    This legislation is the principal source of resources for 
the Departments of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation; and Commerce, including the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration [NOAA]; the bill also provides 
funding for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 
the National Science Foundation, and a number of independent 
agencies and commissions, including the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, the Small Business Administration, the Federal 
Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission and the 
Office of the United States Trade Representative, which is part 
of the Executive Office of the President.
    The bill remains a critical basis of support for Federal 
programs to combat terrorism, including the intelligence, 
counterterrorism, and national security programs of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. The bill supports Federal law 
enforcement, and grant assistance to State and local law 
enforcement agencies throughout the United States.
    This Committee recognizes the importance oceanic and 
atmospheric events have in our daily lives. From exploring the 
deep ocean to monitoring radiation from the surface of the Sun, 
there is no part of our ocean and atmospheric environment that 
NOAA is not investigating and forecasting. NOAA accounts for 
our safety, whether providing accurate nautical charts to 
coastal mariners or generating timely severe weather forecasts 
for citizens in America's heartland. NOAA is everywhere. 
Grounded in sound science, the agency's aim is to foster a 
healthier environment and economy. NOAA services touch at least 
$3,000,000,000,000 of America's economy each day; roughly 30 
percent of our Nation's gross domestic product. Given the 
magnitude of NOAA's influence on our economy and our personal 
lives, our Nation requires consistent, uninterrupted and 
unbiased research from this diverse agency. Likewise, reliable 
science deserves reliable fiscal support. This Committee is 
committed to supporting NOAA's work, and the dedicated men and 
women who serve within it.
    The bill provides valuable research funding for the 
National Science Foundation [NSF]. This funding supplies the 
crucial starting point for scientific advancement that leads to 
the economic competitiveness and productivity of the Nation. 
The funding for NSF brings the talents of university 
researchers and students to bear on the fundamental research 
questions that provide the Nation with a reserve of technical 
understanding needed for innovation.
    The bill provides the funding for the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration [NASA]. With the funds provided to 
NASA, the Nation is able to explore the vast reaches of the 
universe and gain a greater understanding of the Earth and our 
solar system. NASA keeps our Nation at the cutting edge of 
science and technology and ensures a continued presence and 
leadership in space.
    The Committee is supportive of the American Competitiveness 
Initiative [ACI] and feels that the ACI is a reflection of the 
long held belief of the Committee in the investment in research 
and its role in advancing the technological capabilities of the 
Nation. By investing in basic research and science education, 
the Nation is able to lead the world in innovation, and will be 
able to develop a technically skilled workforce to vie for 
leadership in an increasingly competitive world.

                          Summary of the Bill

    The total amount of new budget authority recommended by the 
Committee for fiscal year 2007 is $54,670,000,000, including 
$229,000,000 in mandatory appropriations. The amount of 
discretionary budget authority, as defined by the Budget Act, 
is $51,000,000,000.
    The total amount of new budget authority represents an 
increase of $1,189,388,000 compared with the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and an increase of $2,426,817,000 compared with 
the budget request.
    The Committee recommended bill is consistent with the 
allocation for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related 
Agencies appropriations bill. The Committee has made difficult 
but necessary trade offs to craft a bill that is within these 
strict fiscal limitations. Within these limitations, the 
Committee has struck the delicate balance of supporting the 
competing priorities of law enforcement, science, ocean and 
atmospheric research and space exploration.
    Despite the largest increase in violent crime in the United 
States since 1991, the Committee notes with disappointment the 
administration's proposed elimination of most funding for State 
and local law enforcement assistance programs.
    The Committee continues to be troubled with the 
administration's proposed funding level for the Nation's 
leading civilian ocean and atmospheric research, science, and 
service agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration [NOAA]. The fiscal year 2007 request is 
$421,914,000 below the fiscal year 2006 enacted level, which is 
inadequate to properly fund the numerous programs supporting 
our oceans, marine fisheries, and atmospheric research as well 
as, the critical weather service predictions and forecasting we 
rely on daily to help save lives and protect property in times 
of severe weather. The Committee has tried to address the issue 
of NOAA's ever-eroding base by providing additional resources 
to counter the recent trend.
    All account totals for fiscal year 2006 reflect the enacted 
level which includes the adjustments provided for in Public Law 
109-108, Making Appropriations for Science, the Departments of 
State, Justice, and Commerce, and Related Agencies for the 
Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2006 and Public Law 109-148, 
Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to 
Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic 
Influenza Act, 2006. All account totals for fiscal year 2006 
emergency supplemental appropriations reflect the levels 
provided in Public Law 109-148, Department of Defense, 
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in 
the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006 and Public 
Law 109-234, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for 
Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 
2006.

            REPROGRAMMINGS, REORGANIZATIONS, AND RELOCATIONS

    Section 505 contained in the ``General Provisions'' of 
title V provides procedures for the reprogramming of funds. To 
reprogram is to change the use of funds from the specific 
purposes provided for in the act and the accompanying report 
or, in the absence of direction from the Committee on 
Appropriations, from the specific purposes provided for in the 
administration's budget request. Each Title of the bill has 
also traditionally included separate provisions that define 
permissible transfers of resources between appropriation 
accounts. These transfer authority provisions are also pursuant 
to section 505, and were initiated in the early 1990's to 
provide additional flexibility to the agencies under the 
subcommittee's jurisdiction.
    The Committee expects each department and agency to closely 
follow the reprogramming procedures listed in section 505, 
which are similar to provisions that applied in statute during 
fiscal year 2006. 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 2007, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury 
available to the agencies funded by this act. Section 505 
requires that the Committee on Appropriations be notified by 
letter, at least 15 days prior to: Reprogramming of funds, 
whether permanent or temporary, in excess of $750,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less, between programs, projects or 
activities. This provision is also applicable in cases where 
several activities are involved with each receiving less than 
$750,000. 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; increasing 
funds or personnel by any means for any project or activity for 
which funds have been previously denied or restricted by 
Congress; creating new programs, offices, agencies or 
commissions or substantially augmenting existing programs, 
offices, agencies or commissions; relocating offices or 
employees; reorganizing offices, programs, or activities.
    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 guidelines that are clearly set forth 
in this report and in section 505 of the accompanying bill. The 
Committee expects that each department and agency funded in the 
bill will follow these notification policies precisely and will 
not reallocate resources or reorganize activities prior to 
submitting the required notifications to the Committee.
    The reprogramming process is based on comity between the 
Appropriations Committee and the executive branch. The 
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations 
bill provides specific program guidance throughout this report 
and tables accompanying the bill. The process is intended to 
provide flexibility to meet changing circumstances and 
emergency requirements of agencies, if there is agreement 
between the executive branch and the Congress that such a 
change is warranted. Reprogramming procedures provide a means 
to agree on adjustments, if necessary, during a fiscal year, 
and to ensure that the Committee is kept apprised of instances 
where nonappropriated resources are used to meet program 
requirements, such as fee collections and unobligated balances 
that were not considered in the development of the 
appropriations legislation.
    In the absence of comity and respect for the prerogatives 
of the Appropriations Committees and Congress in general, the 
Committee will have no choice but to include specific program 
limitations and details legislatively. Under these 
circumstances, programs, projects, and activities become 
absolutes and the executive branch shall lose the ability to 
propose changes in the use of appropriated funds through the 
reprogramming process between programs, projects, and 
activities without seeking some form of legislative action.
    The Committee expects the executive branch departments to 
manage their programs, projects and activities within the 
levels appropriated. Reprogramming or transfer requests shall 
be submitted only in the case of an unforeseen emergency or 
situation that could not have been anticipated when formulating 
the budget request for the current fiscal year. Further, the 
Committee notes that when a department or agency submits a 
reprogramming or transfer request to the Committees on 
Appropriations, and does not receive identical responses from 
the House and Senate, it is the responsibility of the 
department or agency seeking the reprogramming to reconcile the 
differences between the two bodies before proceeding. If 
reconciliation is not possible, the items in disagreement in 
the reprogramming or transfer request shall be considered 
unapproved.

                  CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS

    The Committee directs that all departments and agencies 
funded within this bill shall submit all of their fiscal year 
2008 budget justifications concurrently with the official 
submission of the administration's budget to Congress. Further, 
all departments and agencies with classified programs are 
directed to submit their classified budget justification 
documents to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, through, 
appropriate means at the same time the unclassified budget 
justifications are transmitted.
    These justifications shall include a sufficient level of 
detailed data, exhibits and explanatory statements to support 
the appropriations requests, including tables that outline each 
agency programs, projects, and activities for fiscal years 2007 
and 2008. The Committee directs the chief financial officer of 
each department or agency under the subcommittees jurisdiction 
to ensure that adequate justification is given to each 
increase, decrease, staffing and function change proposed in 
the fiscal year 2008 budget, particularly within the 
departmental operations and management accounts.
    The Committee is concerned that many of the budget 
submissions are inadequate and necessitate multiple requests 
for additional information. This process is inefficient and 
unnecessarily delays access to information that is fundamental 
to the work of the Committee. The Committee expects that the 
fiscal year 2008 submission will include sufficient detail to 
justify all programs, projects and activities contained in each 
department, agency or commission budget request. Budget 
justifications are prepared not for the use of the agencies, 
but are the primary tool of the Committee to evaluate the 
resource requirements and proposals requested by the 
administration. The Committee expects all departments and 
agencies covered under this act to consult with the Committee 
on this issue prior to the submission of the fiscal year 2008 
budget request and justification materials.

                             FEE PROPOSALS

    The Committee continues to be concerned with the use of 
proposed user fees to fund necessary and essential Government 
and law enforcement functions. Such proposals amount to 
budgetary ``smoke and mirrors'' and are actually a tax on the 
public. Congress has rejected such proposals before, yet the 
administration continues to include them in its budget 
submissions. The Committee believes that any future user fee 
proposals should be accompanied by specific offsets identified 
within the relevant agency's budget. Such offsets suggest 
fiscal responsibility rather than fiscal imprudence.

               ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT (E-GOV) INITIATIVES

    The administration is seeking funds for various E-Gov 
initiatives in the fiscal year 2007 budget requests for the 
departments, agencies, and commissions receiving appropriations 
in this act. In many cases, the development of information 
technology [IT] systems for various E-Gov initiatives, 
including the so-called ``lines of business'', is not being 
funded in the budget of the managing agency of the initiative. 
Instead, these cross-agency E-Gov initiatives are being funded 
through ``fee-for-service'' assessments to agencies.
    An underlying assumption of the cross-agency E-Gov 
initiatives is that consolidation of IT systems will yield cost 
savings and improve Federal Government performance. Presumed 
savings from implementing various E-Gov initiatives are vague, 
and the Committee is skeptical of realistic cost savings 
without more evidence of financial planning. Furthermore, 
consolidation of multiple agencies into a one-system-fits-all 
model often leads to development of systems that fail to 
adequately address unique and mission-critical aspects of 
individual agencies. The Committee is aware that consolidation, 
when taken too far as an objective, can become an excuse to 
usurp decision-making from agencies, and leave them without the 
ability to acquire the critical technology to become more 
efficient and effective.
    The administration has only conducted a cost-benefit 
analysis of the cross-agency E-Gov initiatives on a government-
wide basis. As uncovered in responses to specific inquiries 
from the Committee, the administration is unable to quantify 
the benefits to a particular agency for participating in a 
cross-agency E-Gov program. Therefore, the Committee has no 
confidence that the amounts being assessed have any 
relationship to the benefits anticipated to be returned.
    Finally, the Committee is concerned that funding various E-
Gov initiatives through transfers of funds exceeds authority 
provided in the E-Gov Act, Economy Act, and agency revolving 
fund statutes. Furthermore, these transactions conceal the 
total costs of developing, operating, and maintaining E-Gov IT 
systems, as well as, government and contractor performance in 
meeting budget, schedule, and program requirements. Considering 
the difficulty the Federal Government has in managing large, 
complex IT acquisitions, the Committee believes that the E-Gov 
initiatives would benefit from greater public accountability, 
and should be administered in a manner that does not impede 
congressional oversight.
    For these reasons, the Committee recommendation provides no 
funding for E-Gov activities for fiscal year 2007. If the 
departments or agencies determine that funds are necessary for 
these efforts, the Committee will consider a reprogramming of 
existing resources consistent with sections 505 and 516 of this 
act. Future requests for funding for any E-Gov initiative to 
the Senate Committee on Appropriations must include a detailed 
cost-benefit analysis, along with business metrics that measure 
the successful implementation and the savings achieved from 
contributions to E-Gov. In addition, the request must identify 
any IT system programs or contracts that are being terminated 
in order to migrate to an E-Gov initiative. All reprogramming 
requests must demonstrate that the benefits from the transfer 
for an E-Gov initiative are greater than the original purpose 
for which the funds were appropriated. These requirements apply 
to future budget submissions and reprogramming requests for the 
current and future fiscal years. The Inspector General of the 
affected departments or agencies shall (1) audit and review all 
E-Gov documentation, including the assumptions contained in the 
cost-benefit analysis; and (2) certify that the documentation 
validates the outcomes of the E-Gov cost-benefit analysis.

                NONCAREER PERSONNEL REDUCTIONS-IN-FORCE

    The Committee directs departments or agencies funded in the 
accompanying bill that are planning to conduct a reduction-in-
force [RIF] to notify the Committee in writing 30 days in 
advance of the date of the proposed personnel action.

                        APPROPRIATIONS LIAISONS

    The Committee prefers to channel the majority of its 
inquiries and requests for information and assistance through 
the budget offices or comptroller offices of the departments 
and agencies which it oversees, but reserves the right to call 
upon any individual or organization in any agency under its 
jurisdiction.

                                            BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL
  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount of    Committee    Amount of
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill
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Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations
 to its subcommittees of budget totals for 2007:
 Subcommittee on Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related
 Agencies:
    Mandatory...............................................          229          229           NA      \1\ 240
    Discretionary...........................................       51,000       51,000           NA   \1\ 52,563
Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2007....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........   \2\ 32,330
    2008....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........       13,359
    2009....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        4,133
    2010....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        1,733
    2011 and future years...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          718
Financial assistance to State and local governments for                NA        1,166           NA           64
 2007.......................................................
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\1\ Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\ Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

NA: Not applicable.


                                TITLE I

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    The Committee recommends a total of $21,955,264,000 for the 
Department of Justice [DOJ]. The recommendation is $241,126,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 funding level, excluding emergency 
supplemental appropriations and $461,261,000 above the budget 
request.
    The Committee has made funding for combating and 
prosecuting terrorism; enhancing intelligence capabilities; 
arresting and prosecuting child predators; and developing 
critical information technology and infrastructure investments-
centerpieces of the fiscal year 2007 Department of Justice 
appropriations bill.
    The Committee remains concerned with the Department's 
budgeting for the agencies under its jurisdiction. Not only is 
the Department consistently requesting too few resources, 
resulting in cuts to critical programs, but it increasingly 
relies on false revenues which require substantial changes to 
current law in order to fund existing base programs. This 
approach unnecessarily compromises the agent workforce and 
jeopardizes agency missions.
    The Committee is disappointed in the Department's inability 
to secure funding for critical mission areas relative to other 
Federal agencies. The Committee believes, with regard to 
homeland security generally, and terrorism specifically, the 
Department carries a significant share of the burden, but does 
not receive from the administration resources commensurate with 
its mission responsibilities. For example, the administration's 
supplemental request of May 19, 2006, for $2,000,000,000 to 
secure the Nation's border only provides the Department 
$20,000,000, or 1 percent, of the total requested. However, the 
Department is responsible for the adjudication, prosecution, 
and detention of criminals and detainees that the proposed 
1,000 new border agents place in the criminal justice system, 
thus significantly increasing the workload of the Department. 
The end result is that the Department must further sacrifice 
its limited resources to respond to fiscal and manpower 
pressures created by other Federal agencies at the expense of 
its core mission.
    The largest impact, both in terms of resources and 
programs, is the proposed elimination of over $1,300,000,000 in 
State and local law enforcement funding in fiscal year 2007. As 
outlined at the Subcommittee's fiscal year 2007 budget hearing 
on April 5, 2006, both the Federal Bureau of Investigations 
Director and the Drug Enforcement Administrator testified that 
the elimination of critical resources to State and local law 
enforcement would negatively impact their ability to fight the 
war on terror. This problem is further exacerbated by the 
Department's request to rescind an additional $255,000,000 in 
funds previously appropriated by the Congress to State and 
local law enforcement.
    The Committee views the continual proposed elimination of 
these critical programs as misguided and irresponsible. State 
and local law enforcement must have the resources necessary to 
fight crime and assist the Federal Government in the Global War 
on Terror. Repeated elimination of these important funds calls 
into question the Department's commitment to remain the 
Nation's premier law enforcement agency.
    Language is not included to rescind balances from the Crime 
Victims Fund, as requested by the administration.
    The administration has acknowledged the necessity to build 
more prisons; however, the request fails to include adequate 
resources to do so. For the third consecutive year, the 
Department proposed rescinding funds explicitly provided for 
the construction of new prisons, contrary to its publicly 
stated goal. The fiscal year 2007 proposed rescission of 
$142,000,000 is in addition to the proposed rescission of 
fiscal year 2006 funds of $314,000,000. Of further concern is 
the recent disclosure to the Committee of over $130,000,000 in 
cost overruns caused solely by the Department's continual delay 
in awarding prison construction contracts. The Committee 
reminds the Department that since fiscal year 2004, the 
Congress has provided sufficient funding for these critical 
construction projects. The cost escalations would not have 
occurred if the Department commenced construction as planned, 
proposed, and funded, as Congress intended.
    Finally, under this title the Department has again proposed 
a fee related to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and 
Explosives [ATF]. The fee, which is intended to increase the 
tax on the explosives industry, has been proposed in previous 
years and, again is not likely to be enacted by Congress. The 
Committee is very concerned with the Department's intent to 
fund existing, on-going salaries and expenses of on-board ATF 
agents with a newly proposed fee. This proposal is 
irresponsible for it would take 18 to 24 months before any 
funds, much less the $120,000,000 needed to pay existing 
salaries, would be generated and collected. These fees, 
therefore, are not available to support current full-time 
staff. The Committee understands that ATF would require an 
additional $20,000,000 to hire the necessary revenue agents to 
collect the fee; additional funds the Department did not 
request. The Committee views the use of creative funding 
mechanisms to be disingenuous at best. If the collection of 
this tax were applied to the resources for the ``General 
Administration'' account, the Committee believes that the 
Department's support for this proposal would diminish.
    The combined effect of these proposals contained in the 
Justice Department's budget request has a budgetary impact on 
the Committee in excess of $1,700,000,000. Considering the 
Committee's strict budgetary constraints, combined with the 
negative impacts of the administration's budget request, the 
Committee's options are severely limited. As a result, the 
Committee can only focus resources on the most mission-critical 
programs and problems and unfortunately must defer new 
initiatives and less critical programs to a later date.
    Personnel Expenses.--Throughout this title, the Committee 
recommends funding for personnel expenses, including the 2.2 
percent pay raise proposed for fiscal year 2007, annualization 
of the fiscal year 2006 pay raises and increases, and the 
annualization of the fiscal year 2005 increases and positions, 
unless otherwise provided below.
    Proposed Fiscal Year 2006 Adjustments and Reductions.--The 
Committee recommends all proposed decreases, base adjustments, 
and offsets contained in the budget request, unless otherwise 
provided below.
    Budget Restructuring Proposals.--The Committee remains 
concerned with the Department's repeated proposal to 
consolidate existing decision-units. All accounts within the 
DOJ, therefore, shall continue to use the fiscal year 2006 
decision-units and account structures, unless otherwise 
specified in prior years or in the following recommendation.

                         General Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $122,866,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     115,505,000
House allowance.........................................      35,400,000
Committee recommendation................................      41,126,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $41,126,000. The 
recommendation is $81,740,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $74,379,000 below the budget request. Funding 
for the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review is transferred 
to the new National Security Division.
    Given the Committee's extremely tight fiscal constraints, 
it has focused its limited resources on only the most critical 
of functions. As such, the Committee has denied any increases 
in the ``General Administration'' account.
    The ``General Administration'' account provides funding for 
senior policy officials responsible for Departmental management 
and policy development. The specific offices funded by this 
account include: the immediate Office of the Attorney General; 
the immediate Office of the Deputy Attorney General; the 
immediate Office of the Associate Attorney General; Office of 
Legal Policy; Office of Public Affairs; Office of Legislative 
Affairs; Office of Professional Responsibility; Office of 
Intergovernmental and Public Liaison; and the Justice 
Management Division.
    The following table compares the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level to the fiscal year 2007 budget estimate and the 
Committee's recommendation for each office:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                    Fiscal year
                                                                    Fiscal year     2007 budget      Committee
                                                                   2006 enacted      estimate     recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Department Leadership:
    Attorney General............................................           5,023           5,260           5,260
    Deputy Attorney General.....................................           4,960           5,194           5,194
    Associate Attorney General..................................           1,687           1,767           1,250
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................          11,670          12,221          11,704
                                                                 ===============================================
Intergovernmental Relations/External Affairs:
    Public Affairs..............................................           2,729           2,858             800
    Legislative Affairs.........................................           3,436           3,598             800
    Intergovernmental & Public Liasion..........................             885             927             800
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................           7,050           7,383           2,400
                                                                 ===============================================
Executive Support/Professional Responsibility:
    Legal Policy................................................           5,349           5,601           5,349
  Professional Responsibility...................................           5,540           5,801           4,204
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................          10,889          11,402           9,553
                                                                 ===============================================
Intelligence Policy and Review \1\..............................          30,850  ..............  ..............
Justice Management Division.....................................          62,407          68,647          44,996
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................          62,407          68,647          44,996
                                                                 ===============================================
Unspecified Reduction...........................................  ..............  ..............         -31,527
National Drug Intelligence Center Transfer......................  ..............          15,852  ..............
Budget Modeling.................................................  ..............  ..............           4,000
                                                                 ===============================================
      Total.....................................................         122,866         115,505          41,126
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Transferred to the National Security Division.

    The Committee recommendation withholds $30,000,000 from the 
``General Administration'' account until the Attorney General 
certifies to the Senate Committee on Appropriations that 
appropriations provided for fiscal year 2007 prison 
construction have been obligated and all related contracts 
awarded as directed by the Committee.
    Terrorist Explosives Device Analytical Center [TEDAC].--The 
Committee remains concerned that the Department has not 
undertaken an active leadership role in mediating disputes 
between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at the TEDAC. The 
TEDAC is responsible for coordinating and managing a unified 
national effort to gather and forensically exploit terrorist 
improvised explosive devices to protect military men and women 
deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The work done at the TEDAC is 
too important to allow for any stove-piping. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the Government Accountability Office [GAO] to 
review and evaluate the TEDAC including: (1) the chain-of-
command structure; (2) cooperation between Federal agencies co-
located at the TEDAC; and (3) Department of Justice oversight 
and leadership to the TEDAC.
    Office of Legislative Affairs.--The Committee recommends 
$800,000 for the Office of Legislative Affairs. Given the 
extremely tight fiscal constraints, the Committee has reduced 
funding for this office and has focused those resources on 
supporting agents in the field. Should additional funding be 
necessary to support these efforts, the Committee will consider 
the use of existing resources consistent with section 505 of 
this act.
    National Drug Intelligence Center [NDIC].--The Committee 
does not agree to provide $16,000,000 to the Department of 
Justice for the NDIC; this center is outside of the 
Subcommittee's jurisdiction.
    Critical Infrastructure.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $1,000,000 for the Department of Justice to study and 
initiate critical information processing and storage of 
information technology requirements. The Committee directs the 
Department to evaluate security, collection methodologies, 
validation, horizontal-integration, synchronization, and 
processing capability. The Committee directs the Department to 
ensure potential sites are a reasonable distance from any 
existing Department of Justice [DOJ] backup or data storage 
facilities to maintain adequate redundancy capability. This 
report is due to the Committee no later than February 1, 2007.
    Management and Law Enforcement Efficiency.--The Committee 
tasks the Department with re-examining the roles of its 
operational components to guarantee maximum effectiveness and 
efficiency by prohibiting duplication of effort by agencies 
under its jurisdiction in combating violent crime, and ensuring 
that there is optimal coordination among DOJ components. The 
priority for the Department of Justice shall remain the 
prevention of terrorism and national security, and the 
Committee directs the Department to ensure agencies responsible 
for this priority are focused on this mission, and not 
distracted by missions better handled by other components. The 
Department shall provide a comprehensive report to the 
Committee by no later than February 1, 2007, that streamlines 
component activities, eliminates duplication of effort by 
components, and suspends the squandering of scarce agency 
resources.
    Budget Models.--The Committee is concerned that the 
Department has not adequately provided support for hiring the 
necessary resources to meet its primary goal, the prevention of 
terrorism. The Committee provides an additional $4,000,000 to 
the Department's ``General Administration'' account to create 
and maintain a budget model that will facilitate more efficient 
resource allocation toward terrorism prevention activities.
    Department of Justice Electronic Government [E-Gov] Fiscal 
Year 2007 Request.--The Committee recommendation provides no 
funding for E-Gov activities for fiscal year 2007. If the 
Department determines that funds are necessary for these 
efforts, the Committee will consider a reprogramming of 
existing resources consistent with sections 505 and 516 of this 
act. Future requests for funding for any E-Gov initiative to 
the Senate Committee on Appropriations must include a detailed 
cost-benefit analysis, along with business metrics that measure 
the successful implementation and the savings to the Department 
derived from its contribution to E-Gov. In addition, the 
request must identify any information technology systems, 
programs, or contracts that are being terminated in order to 
migrate to an E-Gov initiative. All reprogramming requests must 
demonstrate that the benefits from the transfer for an E-Gov 
initiative are greater than the original purpose for which the 
funds were appropriated. These requirements apply to future 
budget submissions and reprogramming requests for the current 
and future fiscal years. The Department of Justice Inspector 
General shall (1) audit and review all E-Gov documentation, 
including the assumptions contained in the cost-benefit 
analysis; and (2) certify that the documentation validates the 
outcomes of the E-Gov cost-benefit analysis.
    Report on Centralized Services and Electronic Government 
[E-Gov] Savings.--The Attorney General shall provide a report 
to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, no later than 30 
days after the date of enactment of this act, and quarterly 
thereafter, on all administrative, E-Gov, and centralized 
service charges, including Working Capital Fund [WCF] charges, 
to all components of DOJ. The report shall include: (1) how 
costs are derived; (2) the centralized services or E-Gov 
activity paid for; (3) the actual savings realized due to a 
centralized service or E-Gov implementation; (4) all data used 
to compute the above savings; (5) a cost/benefit analysis of 
the components' costs and the actual savings identified in the 
Department's budget request; (6) how often the aforementioned 
charges are administered; and (7) a breakout of all centralized 
services contained in the ``General Administration'' account, 
or any other account, as well as in each bureau's budget 
request.
    Departmental Offices.--The Committee has established 
specific limitations for each individual program and policy 
within the Departmental Offices. The accompanying bill includes 
a provision authorizing a cumulative total of transfers of up 
to 5 percent between each activity (Departmental Leadership; 
Intergovernmental/External Affairs; Executive Support/
Professional Responsibility; and Justice Management Division) 
and after 5 percent, the Department shall seek prior approval 
from the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    Database Enterprise Rights Management Development 
Project.--The Committee is very disappointed by recent breaches 
in Federal data security systems that have put at risk personal 
information contained on government computers and agency 
databases. Lax security of personal information and lack of 
appropriate protocols regarding use of agency data has exposed 
countless individuals to identify theft and similar abuses of 
personal information, undermined confidence in routine 
interaction with Federal agencies, and added significant costs 
for measures like credit monitoring that must be taken 
immediately after the release of private data. Current 
information security technology like firewalls offers virtually 
no protection against the malicious or inadvertent release of 
personal or sensitive information by those with authority to 
access and use the data. Therefore, the Committee directs the 
Department to develop and utilize an enterprise rights 
management [ERM] system to safeguard sensitive documents stored 
in or generated by Federal agencies' database systems. The 
Committee believes that ERM is a promising new technology for 
securing data that enables custodians of the data to assign 
utilization rights to data files that automatically allow or 
restrict how users can access, download, edit, copy, print, and 
forward them. In addition to the advantages of affirmatively 
controlling information access and usage, ERM allows systems 
administrators to audit user activity. The Committee further 
directs the Chief Information Officer of the Department of 
Justice to submit a report to the Senate Appropriations 
Committee no later than February 1, 2007, that provides in 
detail: 1) a plan for secure endpoint integrity, access 
management, and data controls; and 2) a schedule for deploying 
ERM.

                       NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................................
Budget Estimate, 2007...................................     $66,970,000
House allowance.........................................      66,970,000
Committee recommendation................................      64,866,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $64,866,000. The 
recommendation is $2,104,000 below the budget request.
    The newly created National Security Division [NSD] 
coordinates the Department's national security and terrorism 
missions through law enforcement investigations and 
prosecutions. The creation of the NSD consolidates the Office 
of Intelligence Policy and Review [OIPR] and the Criminal 
Division's [CRM] Counterterrorism and Counterespionage 
sections.
    Office of the Assistant Attorney General and Executive 
Office.--The Committee recommendation provides $7,846,000 for 
the Office of the Assistant Attorney General and Executive 
Office. However, the Committee's recommendation does not 
provide funding for positions duplicating tasks that should be 
performed by existing support personnel within the Department.
    National Security Investigations.--The Committee 
recommendation provides an increase of $7,428,000 for increased 
intelligence workloads and oversight of the intelligence 
community. This increase will support the NSD's efforts to keep 
pace with Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [FISA] workload 
requirements.
    Proliferation Security Initiative.--The Committee 
recommendation provides an increase of $1,052,000 to 
investigate, prosecute, and prevent espionage and illegal 
procurement of proliferation technologies.
    Counterterrorism Investigations Coordination.--The 
Committee recommendation provides an increase of $801,000 for 
coordination of counterterrorism investigations. Coordination 
of these activities by the division ensures the Department of 
Justice is monitoring all facets of terrorist organizations 
including weapons of mass destruction, terrorist financing, and 
international and domestic terror planning.
    Office of Intelligence Policy and Review [OIPR].--The 
Committee recommendation provides $41,541,000 for OIPR. The 
workload of the OIPR has increased significantly since 
September 11, 2001, particularly in terms of the number of FISA 
applications the office must prepare and process. The FISA is 
used by the Government as a tool to obtain intelligence for 
fighting terrorism and countering espionage activities directed 
against the United States by foreign powers and agents of 
foreign powers.

                 JUSTICE INFORMATION SHARING TECHNOLOGY

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $123,404,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     175,007,000
House allowance.........................................     125,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     100,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $100,000,000. The 
recommendation is $23,404,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $75,007,000 below the budget request.
    The Justice Information Sharing Technology [JIST] account 
provides increased control to the Department Chief Information 
Officer [DCIO] to ensure that investments in information 
technology [IT] are well planned and aligned with the 
Department's overall IT strategy and enterprise architecture. 
JIST helps ensure that all DOJ components build systems that 
are interoperable with shared components and not stove-piped 
systems that become obsolete once operational. The Committee is 
supportive of IT enhancements and the creation of systems that 
work across agencies and Departments.
    Public Law 109-272 directed the Department to create an 
Information Technology Governance Board in the hope that senior 
leadership would provide much needed oversight to correct past 
information technology failures at the Department. The Board 
was directed to oversee the early development stages of major 
information technology acquisitions and report within 90 days 
of enactment to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations on a plan to reorganize information technology 
acquisitions and establish strict guidelines which would govern 
the Department's future information technology investments.
    While the Committee continues to support the work of the 
DCIO, senior leadership has not provided the support necessary 
to develop a comprehensive information technology oversight 
plan to sufficiently oversee the hundreds of ongoing 
information technology investments at the Department.
    The OIG has notified the Committee that the individual 
component financial accounting systems lack cost data on IT 
investments making it virtually impossible to audit the cost of 
the systems being developed or maintained. The Committee is 
disappointed in the Department's lack of sufficient financial 
controls and oversight in this area. The Committee has 
appropriated approximately $4,000,000,000 worth of IT project 
costs for the Department of Justice since fiscal year 2005. The 
OIG found that of the Department's major IT investments, there 
is virtually no independent verification or validation 
mechanism or financial accounting at the component or 
Department-level. If the Department cannot assess its IT 
investments, the Committee questions the ability of the 
Department to verify any actual costs for any individual 
system. If this trend continues, the Committee will 
increasingly direct funding to higher priority missions that 
produce measurable results for the dollars spent.
    The Committee was hopeful that the Department would use the 
creation of the Board as an opportunity to control its future 
investments but, to date, that has not occurred. The Department 
failed to submit this mandated report. Therefore, the Committee 
cannot support IT programs lacking project performance metrics 
that measure compliance with each individual program's cost, 
scope, schedule and quality. As a result, the Committee has 
reduced funding for this account and hopes that the Department 
will begin to take responsibility for the investments of IT 
dollars under its control.
    Information Technology Governance Board.--Given the 
Department's recent high profile information technology 
failures and the large amount of resources devoted to these 
programs, the Committee directs the Department's Investment 
Review Board, headed by the Deputy Attorney General, to oversee 
the development of all critical IT infrastructure acquisitions 
and improvements. The Investment Review Board shall: (1) review 
the completeness of the initial business case and cost 
justification which defines the success criteria for the 
project (success criteria is defined as the scope, cost, 
schedule, and quality); (2) ensure the creation of project 
performance metrics to measure compliance with the success 
criteria at project milestones; (3) oversee and approve the 
creation of system architectures; (4) oversee the completeness 
of the specifications; (5) ensure the creation of meaningful 
operations metrics for performance, security and reliability.
    The Department shall, within 90 days of enactment of this 
act, submit to the Senate Committee on Appropriations a plan 
that includes a listing of IT projects the Board will review in 
this fiscal year, all projects reviewed in fiscal year 2006, 
the outcome of the 2006 reviews and any corrective actions 
taken by the Board.

         NARROWBAND COMMUNICATIONS/INTEGRATED WIRELESS NETWORK

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $88,851,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      89,217,000
House allowance.........................................      89,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      75,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $75,000,000. The 
recommendation is $13,851,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $14,217,000 below the budget request.
    This account centrally funds development, acquisition, 
deployment, operation and maintenance of the Justice 
Department's narrowband wireless communications network.
    However, should additional funding be necessary for this 
effort, the Committee will consider a reprogramming of existing 
resources, consistent with section 505 of this act.
    These funds provide for the conversion to narrowband 
communications, including the cost for operation and 
maintenance of land mobile radio legacy systems. Federal 
Government agencies are required to convert to narrowband 
operations which provide a more technologically advanced and 
efficient use of radio spectrum. The Committee is concerned 
about the lagging progress as well as the recurring costs of 
the conversion. The Committee also understands aging 
infrastructure has been an impediment in the implementation of 
narrowband.
    This account also funds the Integrated Wireless Network 
[IWN]. The IWN will address communications shortcomings in key 
strategic locations, such as along the northern and southern 
land borders, and in cities that are potential targets for 
terrorism. Resources will support Justice components' existing 
land mobile radio systems; support IWN operations and 
maintenance requirements; invest in new narrowband 
infrastructure and subscriber equipment; promote communications 
interoperability by Federal law enforcement and homeland 
security personnel; and support management and operating 
requirements.

                   ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND APPEALS

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $212,930,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................       9,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     229,212,000
House allowance.........................................     229,152,000
Committee recommendation................................     229,212,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $229,212,000. The 
recommendation is $16,282,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and the same as the budget request.
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review includes the 
Board of Immigration Appeals, immigration judges, and 
administrative law judges who decide through administrative 
hearings whether to admit or exclude aliens seeking to enter 
the country, and whether to deport or adjust the status of 
aliens whose status has been challenged. This account also 
funds the Office of the Pardon Attorney which receives, 
investigates, and considers petitions for all forms of 
executive clemency.
    Executive Office of Immigration Review [EOIR].--The 
Committee recommendation provides an increase of $8,757,000 
over the fiscal year 2006 level for the adjudication of 
increased immigration caseload. This enhancement will allow 
EOIR to begin to process the additional immigration court 
workload presented by the Department of Homeland Security's 
immigration enforcement activities.

                           DETENTION TRUSTEE

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $1,161,967,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   1,332,326,000
House allowance.........................................   1,331,026,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,279,158,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $1,279,158,000. The 
recommendation is $117,191,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $53,168,000 above the budget request.
    The Office of the Federal Detention Trustee account 
provides oversight of detention management, and improvement and 
coordination of detention activities to ensure that Federal 
agencies involved in detention provide for the safe, secure, 
and humane confinement of persons in the custody of the United 
States.
    The Committee is concerned about the Department's ability 
to anticipate the true funding needs for this account and 
directs the Detention Trustee to continue efforts to improve 
its current formulas. The Committee will consider the use of 
existing resources should additional funding be required, 
subject to section 505 of this act.
    The Committee directs the Detention Trustee to report to 
the Committee on a quarterly basis the number of individuals in 
the detention trustee system, the projected number of 
individuals, and the annualized costs that are associated with 
them.
    Efficiency.--The Committee reiterates its position that any 
construction, planning, supporting, or contracting of new 
detention facilities is not an allowable use of funds provided 
under this account and directs the Detention Trustee to 
withdraw any solicitations for such activities.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $67,922,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      70,558,000
House allowance.........................................      70,558,000
Committee recommendation................................      70,558,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $70,558,000. The 
recommendation is $2,636,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    This account finances the activities of the Office of 
Inspector General [OIG] including audits, inspections, 
investigations and other reviews of programs and operations of 
the Department of Justice to promote economy, efficiency, and 
effectiveness and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and 
abuse, as well as violations of ethical standards arising from 
the conduct of Department employees in their numerous and 
diverse activities.

                    United States Parole Commission


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $10,859,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      11,951,000
House allowance.........................................      11,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,500,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $11,500,000. The 
recommendation is $641,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $451,000 below the budget request.
    The Commission is an independent body within the Department 
of Justice which makes decisions regarding requests for parole 
and supervision of Federal prisoners.

                            Legal Activities


                        GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $653,505,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................      11,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     684,324,000
House allowance.........................................     668,739,000
Committee recommendation................................     654,324,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $654,324,000. The 
recommendation is $819,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $30,000,000 below the budget request.
    This appropriation funds the establishment of litigation 
policy, conduct of litigation, and various other legal 
responsibilities, through the Office of the Solicitor General, 
the Tax Division, the Criminal Division, the Civil Division, 
the Environmental and Natural Resources Division, the Civil 
Rights Division, the Office of Legal Counsel, and Interpol.
    Operation Follow-Through.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $2,000,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level 
for tax law enforcement activities. Operation Follow-Through 
expands Department enforcement efforts through a heightened 
focus on tax kingpins, scam artists, and unscrupulous 
accountants, lawyers and tax preparers who promote or enable 
illegal tax avoidance.
    Intellectual Property Crime Initiative.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $218,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level to combat international and domestic intellectual 
property crimes.
    Office of Immigration Litigation.--The Committee 
recommendation provides an increase of $9,566,000 above the 
fiscal year 2006 enacted level for the Department's exponential 
growth in alien removal decisions. The Committee notes that the 
heightened immigration enforcement activities pursued by the 
Department of Homeland Security [DHS] directly impacts the 
personnel and resources of the Justice Department. The 
Committee remains concerned DOJ is not requesting enough 
resources to keep litigation costs on pace with DHS enforcement 
activities.
    Child Exploitation/Obscenities Program.--The Committee 
recommendation provides an increase of $500,000 above the 
fiscal year 2006 enacted level for the United States National 
Central Bureau to support criminal intelligence and 
investigative leads to rescue children from sexual abuse and 
prosecute obscenity cases. Funding for this program also 
coordinates law enforcement to dismantle international websites 
that contain images of child pornography.
    Unspecified Reduction.--Given the Department's attempts 
during fiscal year 2005 to significantly reduce this component 
and the large numbers of vacancies the Committee has proposed a 
reduction of $30,435,000 and has reallocated those savings to 
agents in the field.
    The Committee recommendations, by Division, are displayed 
in the following table:

                             LEGAL DIVISIONS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Solicitor General.........................          $9,977
Tax Division............................................          87,691
Criminal Division.......................................         137,061
Civil Division..........................................         213,286
Environment and Natural Resources Division..............          95,051
Office of Legal Counsel.................................           6,278
Civil Rights Division...................................         113,583
Interpol USNCB..........................................          21,247
Office of Dispute Resolution............................             586
    Unspecified Reduction...............................         -30,435
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................         654,325
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               THE NATIONAL CHILDHOOD VACCINE INJURY ACT

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $6,252,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................       6,333,000
House allowance.........................................       6,292,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,333,000

    The Committee recommendation provides a reimbursement of 
$6,333,000 for legal costs. The recommendation is $81,000 above 
the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.
    This account covers Justice Department expenses associated 
with litigating cases under the National Childhood Vaccine 
Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-660).

                           ANTITRUST DIVISION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $144,088,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     147,742,000
House allowance.........................................     145,915,000
Committee recommendation................................     147,742,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $147,742,000. The 
recommendation is $3,654,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    The Antitrust Division investigates potential violations of 
Federal antitrust laws, represents the interests of the United 
States in cases brought under these laws, acts on antitrust 
cases before the Supreme Court, and reviews decisions of 
regulatory commissions relating to antitrust law.

                        UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $1,579,565,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................      20,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   1,664,400,000
House allowance.........................................   1,664,400,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,646,195,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $1,646,195,000. The 
recommendation is $66,630,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $18,205,000 below the budget request.
    This account supports the Executive Office for U.S. 
Attorneys and the 94 U.S. Attorneys headquarters offices 
throughout the United States and its territories. The U.S. 
Attorneys [USAs] serve as the principal litigators for the U.S. 
Government for criminal and civil matters. As in past years, 
the Committee directs the U.S. Attorneys to focus their efforts 
on those crimes where the unique resources, expertise, or 
jurisdiction of the Federal Government can be most effective. 
The Committee expects that the resources provided be directed 
to the highest priorities of the USAs.
    Project SeaHawk.--The Committee commends the United States 
Attorney's Office in the District of South Carolina with 
respect to its pilot project, Project SeaHawk, which has 
demonstrated many valuable lessons the United States Coast 
Guard should consider for continuation in the Port of 
Charleston and for replication in other ports. Project SeaHawk 
was created prior to the standup of the Department of Homeland 
Security [DHS]. Since that time DHS, State and local 
governments, and the private sector have invested billions to 
strengthen port security. The Committee encourages the Coast 
Guard to include funding for Project Seahawk within its annual 
budget request. The Committee also expects the United States 
Attorney to continue in a leadership role in partnership with 
the Coast Guard to ensure that all of the relevant law 
enforcement agencies continue to work collectively to keep the 
Port of Charleston safe.
    Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Enforcement.--The 
Committee remains concerned that 25 percent of the software 
produced in the United States has been copied illegally in 
violation of U.S. copyright laws. The estimate of lost revenue 
to copyright industries exceeds $30,000,000,000 annually. The 
Committee directs the U.S. Attorneys to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations by February 1, 2007, on the 
number, type, and location of copyright prosecutions undertaken 
in the preceding year, including those under Public Law 105-
147.
    The Committee recommendation provides $5,000,000 to 
prosecute interstate and international child sexual 
exploitation cases. These additional resources will allow the 
United States Attorneys to prosecute criminals that travel 
across interstate lines to engage in sex with children 
utilizing the Internet and other electronic means.

                   UNITED STATES TRUSTEE SYSTEM FUND

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $211,664,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     236,116,000
House allowance.........................................     223,447,000
Committee recommendation................................     234,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $234,000,000. The 
recommendation is $22,336,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $2,116,000 below the budget request.
    The United States Trustee Program, authorized by 28 U.S.C. 
581 et. seq., is the component of the Justice Department with 
responsibility for protecting the integrity of the bankruptcy 
system by overseeing case administration and litigation to 
enforce the bankruptcy laws. In fiscal year 2006, the U.S. 
Trustee Program will participate in an estimated 1.5 million 
business and consumer bankruptcy case filings. To carry out its 
duties in these cases under the Bankruptcy Code (title 11) and 
title 28 of the U.S.C., the U.S. Trustee Program is organized 
into three levels: the Executive Office for United States 
Trustees in Washington, DC; United States Trustees in 21 
regions whose geographic jurisdiction is established by 
statute; and 95 field offices, which cover 150 court sites and 
280 other administrative hearing locations.
    The Committee continues to support the use of data-enabled 
forms, or ``smart forms'' for filing bankruptcy petitions and 
schedules. The data-enabled technology was developed jointly by 
the United States Trustee Program and the Administrative Office 
of the Courts [AOUSC]. The Committee supports the mandatory use 
of smart forms to further improve efficiencies in the 
bankruptcy system.

                  FOREIGN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT COMMISSION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $1,303,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................       1,559,000
House allowance.........................................       1,431,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,431,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $1,431,000. The 
recommendation is $128,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $128,000 below the budget request. The recommendation 
fully provides for the adjudication of claims against: Germany 
relating to World War II; Cuba relating to the Castro regime; 
and Iraq relating to the U.S.S. Stark incident and Desert 
Shield/Storm.
    The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission settles claims of 
American citizens arising from nationalization, expropriation, 
or other takings of their properties and interests by foreign 
governments.

                     United States Marshals Service


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $782,903,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................      10,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     824,642,000
House allowance.........................................     825,924,000
Committee recommendation................................     844,761,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $844,761,000. The 
recommendation is $61,858,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level, and $20,119,000 above the fiscal year 2007 
budget request. The recommendation includes an increase of 
$20,970,000 as an adjustment to the base funding level to 
support the United States Marshals Service's [USMS] current 
operating budget.
    The core missions of the USMS include the apprehension of 
fugitives, protection of the Federal judiciary, protection of 
witnesses, execution of warrants and court orders, and the 
custody and transportation of accused and unsentenced 
prisoners.
    Protection of the Judicial Process.--The Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $470,643,000 for the protection 
of the judicial process. The recommendation is $41,099,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 funding level and identical to the 
budget request. This funding level includes a program increase 
of $4,612,000 to provide additional deputy marshals for 
judicial security. Within the amount recommended are the 
requested adjustments to base programs for the Office of 
Protective Intelligence to perform timely judicial threat 
analysis, as well as funds for home intrusion detection systems 
for round-the-clock protection of Federal judges.
    Information Technology.--The Committee's recommendation 
provides $7,173,000 to strengthen information technology 
infrastructure including ($3,900,000) to develop the Justice 
Detainee Information System, improve and maintain the Warrant 
Information Network and Prisoner Tracking System, and share 
information between USMS offices and other law enforcement 
agencies.
    Information Technology Expansion.--The Committee supports 
collaborative efforts between public and private entities to 
enhance fugitive investigations, apprehensions, judicial threat 
awareness and preparedness. These collaborative efforts should 
focus on the collection and analysis of photographic databases 
including oral and written threats against judicial officials.
    Audited Financial Statements.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $1,834,000 to improve financial oversight. This 
enhancement will assist with delivery of accurate and reliable 
financial statements.
    Regional Fugitive Task Forces.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $29,406,000 for Regional Fugitive Task 
Forces to include $13,159,000 for payroll expenses, $11,247,000 
for the day-to-day operating expenses for the five regional 
task forces and $5,000,000 for the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive 
Task.
    Technical Operations Group.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $19,211,000 for the Technical Operations Group to 
include $9,211,000 for payroll expenses and $10,000,000 for the 
day-to-day operating expenses.
    Personnel Designations.--The USMS is directed to submit a 
report to the Committee no later than February 1, 2007, that 
assesses the training, personnel classifications, and career 
paths of its operational employees.
    Sexual Offender Apprehension.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $6,000,000 for the USMS to place additional personnel 
in States with the highest levels of unregistered sex 
offenders, and fugitives wanted for other violent offenses. The 
Committee directs the USMS to work closely with the National 
Center for Missing and Exploited Children [NCMEC] and State and 
local agencies to focus on the ``worst of the worst'' sex 
offenders especially those involved with crimes against 
children. The Committee applauds the USMS for its leadership 
during Operation FALCON II, which led to the arrest of over 
9,000 violent fugitives, 1,102 of which were violent sexual 
offenders.
    Sexual Offender Tracking.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $500,000 to establish a reimbursable agreement with 
the NCMEC to hire and co-locate a core group of personnel to 
assist with identification and data analysis to investigate, 
identify, and locate noncompliant sexual offenders. The 
Committee notes that sexual predators are actively crossing 
interstate lines pursuing children for sexual exploitation. 
Today, there are more than 563,000 registered sex offenders on 
State registries. However, at least 100,000 of those sexual 
offenders are non-compliant, many literally missing.
    Sexual Offender Investigation Technology.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $10,000,000 for acquisition and 
implementation of advanced sexual offender search technology 
throughout the USMS. The advanced sexual offender search 
technology shall be managed by the USMS and made available to 
State and local law enforcement agencies designated by the 
Department in consultation with the NCMEC.
    Fugitive Safe Surrender.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $1,405,000 to expand the Fugitive Safe Surrender 
program to additional cities. This program encourages 
individuals wanted for felony crimes to voluntarily surrender 
in faith-based settings. In fiscal year 2006, this program 
netted 850 fugitives, including 350 fugitive felons.
    Courthouse Security Equipment.--This subaccount funds 
security equipment, telephone systems, and cabling. The 
Committee recommendation provides $12,079,000 for courthouse 
security equipment. Each year hereafter, not less than this 
level of funding shall recur for courthouse security equipment 
and Central Courthouse Management Group positions. The 
Committee continues bill language requiring out-year budget 
estimates for courthouse security equipment be submitted by the 
Attorney General for each year hereafter as part of the annual 
budget submission process for all courthouse security equipment 
needs.
    The recommendation will outfit courthouses in the following 
locations:

                   USMS COURTHOUSE SECURITY EQUIPMENT
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Detainee Facilities:
    Birmingham, Alabama.................................             655
    San Jose, California................................              65
    Atlanta, Georgia....................................             344
    Baltimore, Maryland.................................             372
    Natchez, Mississippi................................              75
    Jackson, Mississippi................................             875
    Great Falls, Montana................................             150
    Midland, Texas......................................             100
                                                         ---------------
      Subtotal, Detainee Facilities.....................           2,636
                                                         ---------------
Nationwide Security Maintenance.........................           4,800
Nationwide Security Repair..............................             800
Nationwide Security Engineering Services................             700
Occupational Health and Safety..........................           1,337
Information Classified Security Program.................             806
Detention Locks and Hardware Maintenance................           1,000
                                                         ---------------
      TOTAL, USMS Security Equipment....................          12,079
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee expects to be consulted prior to any 
deviation from the above table.

                              CONSTRUCTION

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $8,769,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................       1,282,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      11,282,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $11,282,000. The 
recommendation is $2,513,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $10,000,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides funding for construction in 
space controlled, occupied, or utilized by the USMS in United 
States courthouses and Federal buildings, including but not 
limited to the creation, renovation, and expansion of prisoner 
movement areas, elevators, sallyports, staff offices, and other 
law enforcement and court security support space. As in prior 
years, the Committee's intent is to provide for all 
construction activity to support the mission of the USMS in 
protection of the Federal judiciary and other law enforcement 
activities. The Committee understands that, due to the inherent 
nature of construction, delays may occur in the construction 
schedule. As in the past, funds may be directed to other 
locations as needed. The USMS is directed to notify the 
Committee of such delays and of any plans to redirect such 
funds prior to the expenditure of those funds in accordance 
with section 505 of this act.
    The Committee has included bill language requiring that 
out-year budget estimates for construction projects be 
submitted by the Attorney General for each year hereafter as 
part of the annual budget justification materials for each 
courthouse construction, relocation, and furniture needs.
    The Committee is intent on remedying courthouse 
deficiencies overlooked for years before a tragedy occurs. The 
Committee recommendations, by project, are displayed in the 
following table:

                            USMS CONSTRUCTION
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Construction:
    Birmingham, Alabama.................................             500
    San Jose, California................................             493
    Atlanta, Georgia....................................             300
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana..............................             475
    Baltimore, Maryland.................................           1,500
    Great Falls, Montana................................           2,200
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania..........................           1,175
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota...........................             575
    Midland, Texas......................................           1,500
                                                         ---------------
      Subtotal, Construction............................           8,718
                                                         ---------------
Architectural and Engineering Services..................             965
Minor repair construction...............................             317
Request level...........................................           1,282
                                                         ---------------
      Total, USMS Construction..........................          11,282
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee considers this recommendation an important 
step in reducing the backlog of critical security-related 
projects. As with courthouse security equipment, the Committee 
expects to be consulted prior to any deviation from the above 
table in accordance with section 505.

                     FEES AND EXPENSES OF WITNESSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $168,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     171,000,000
House allowance.........................................     171,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     171,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $171,000,000. The 
recommendation is $3,000,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    This account 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. 
These funds are also used for mental competency examinations as 
well as witness and informant protection.

                      COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $9,536,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      10,229,000
House allowance.........................................       9,882,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,536,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $9,536,000. The 
recommendation is the same as the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $693,000 below the budget request.
    The Community Relations Service provides assistance to 
communities and persons in the prevention and resolution of 
disagreements relating to perceived discriminatory practices. 
The Attorney General may submit a reprogramming to the 
Committee for additional funding for conflict resolution and 
violence prevention activities of the Community Relations 
Service in accordance with reprogramming guidelines contained 
within this act.

                         ASSETS FORFEITURE FUND

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $21,194,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      21,211,000
House allowance.........................................      21,202,000
Committee recommendation................................      21,202,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $21,202,000. The 
recommendation is $8,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $9,000 below the budget request.
    This account provides funds to supplement existing 
resources to cover additional investigative expenses of the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement 
Administration, and U.S. Marshals Service, such as awards for 
information, purchase of evidence, equipping of conveyances, 
and investigative expenses leading to seizure. Funds for these 
activities are provided from receipts deposited in the Assets 
Forfeiture Fund resulting from the seizure and liquidation of 
assets. Expenses related to the management and disposal of 
assets are also provided from the Assets Forfeiture Fund by a 
permanent indefinite appropriation.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement


                 INTERAGENCY CRIME AND DRUG ENFORCEMENT

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $483,189,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     706,051,000
House allowance.........................................     498,457,000
Committee recommendation................................     388,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $388,000,000. The 
recommendation is $95,189,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $318,051,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee recommendation places the entire OCDETF 
program, including the Drug Fusion Center, within DEA. Placing 
the OCDETF program within DEA will ensure greater coordination, 
reduce the unnecessary bureaucracy, and streamline management 
of drug enforcement investigations. Further, the Committee 
directs the personnel of the Executive Office for OCDETF to 
report to the Administrator of the DEA, or their designee.
    The Committee believes that given the Department's lack of 
success in securing funding for its most critical programs, it 
can ill afford to continue to fund two agencies with similar 
missions. If OCDETF is a success for the contributing agencies, 
the agencies can direct funding to that mission, but if 
terrorism is the primary responsibility then agencies should 
have the financial flexibility to address those priorities. 
Given the global war on terrorism agencies should not need 
incentives to work together. The Drug Enforcement 
Administration is the premier drug agency in the world and the 
Committee is at a loss why there is a need to support two 
bureaucracies. The Committee can no longer afford this 
duplication of effort.
    The Committee expects that the efficiencies created by 
merging these two organizations should easily generate the 
savings necessary to cover any shortfall. The recommendation 
does not provide funding for the Department of Homeland 
Security or the Department of The Treasury to participate in 
the OCDETF program, as those resources ($100,223,000) were 
provided directly to those agencies in their budget requests. 
While the Committee supports the High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Areas [HIDTA] program, the recommendation does not 
transfer the HIDTA program to the OCDETF account as proposed in 
the budget request. Further, absent a change in the 
authorization of the HIDTA program the Committee will continue 
to deny such significant shifts between programs.
    The Committee denies all programmatic increases and denies 
all requests to transfer funds from other law enforcement 
operations. The reality of scarce resources requires the 
Committee to allocate those resources to the highest priority 
threats. The leaders of the OCDETF partner agencies should have 
the flexibility to determine how to meet their critical mission 
requirements. Should partner agencies determine that their 
OCDETF related activities are a high enough priority, the 
Committee encourages those agencies to reallocate resources 
accordingly.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 \1\................................  $5,655,569,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................     130,700,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   5,988,658,000
House allowance.........................................   5,962,928,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,854,219,000

\1\ Excludes $25,000,000 rescission pursuant to Public Law 109-108.

    The Committee recommendation provides $5,854,219,000. The 
recommendation is $198,650,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $134,439,000 below the fiscal year 2007 
budget request.
    The recommendation includes an increase of $55,954,000 for 
adjustments to base to support the FBI's current operating 
level as well as the proposed cost-savings initiatives and 
offsets.
    FBI Investigative Realignment of Field Agents.--The number 
of field agents used to address terror threats to the United 
States has consistently exceeded funded levels--even after 
allowing for the FBI's previous redirection of criminal 
investigative agents and the hiring of new counterterrorism 
agents authorized by Congress. The Committee believes FBI 
management should now take the next step of aligning its 
``budget'' workforce with its actual workforce use. The 
Committee has repeatedly encouraged the FBI to permanently 
realign its agent workforce to more accurately reflect current 
usage among investigative programs; instead, the FBI has 
elected to submit a series of annual after the fact 
``technical'' reprogramming notifications. The administration 
appears to be showing signs of impatience with the FBI for 
failing to further align its workforce and proposes to shift 
300 field criminal agents to counterterrorism for fiscal year 
2007. Even if this action were adopted, it would fail to align 
the FBI's budget with current use by the field. Accordingly, 
the Committee mark reflects the reallocation of an additional 
100 field agents, plus associated support personnel, from 
criminal investigative programs to counterterrorism. The 
Committee emphasizes that this action would not cause the 
actual reassignment of any criminal agents from their current 
cases; rather, this action makes permanent a shift in FBI agent 
use that has continued since 2001 and which has been the 
subject of annual reprogramming notifications. The Committee 
does not understand the reluctance of FBI management to 
initiate this realignment, nor does it understand how the FBI 
can effectively allocate its field agent resources given this 
imbalance. Further, the failure of the FBI to properly align 
its workforce makes it difficult for the Committee to assess 
whether there is a need for any further increases in any other 
field investigative programs.
    Intelligence Requirements.--The FBI's role in the 
Intelligence Community is directly impacted by the priorities 
and guidance established by the Director of National 
Intelligence [DNI] and the National Intelligence Programs. To 
support the FBI's intelligence requirements, the Committee 
recommendation provides $15,078,000 in non-personnel funding to 
upgrade the FBI's intelligence infrastructure and other 
information technology systems. The recommendation also 
provides $16,009,000 for intelligence operations and production 
that will support the implementation of the human source 
validation process to ensure and maintain contact with the 
other elements of the intelligence community. The Committee 
recommendation also includes $7,000,000 to expand the 
capabilities of the Integrated Data Warehouse system to assist 
intelligence analysts in bridging stovepiped databases within 
the FBI.
    Counterterrorism Response Capabilities.--The Committee 
remains concerned terrorists continue efforts to obtain, 
develop, and use chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear 
payloads against the United States. The Committee 
recommendation provides $24,000,000 to improve the FBI's rapid 
response to a confirmed or suspected Weapon of Mass 
Destruction.
    Counterintelligence Computer Enhancement.--Within available 
funds, the Committee has provided $1,000,000 for the 
development of a dual processor handheld computer system for 
data mission.
    Maritime Security and Preparedness.--Since September 11, 
2001, the United States Coast Guard [USCG] has been given an 
increased role in maritime terrorism prevention and response, 
which has resulted in shared responsibilities between the USCG 
and the FBI. A 1979 memorandum of understanding [MOU] between 
the FBI and Coast Guard acknowledges the overlapping 
jurisdiction between the two agencies in the maritime domain. 
Based upon recent findings by the DOJ Inspector General (Audit 
Report 06-26-06), it appears the 1979 memorandum may not 
clearly delineate responsibilities between the FBI and USCG for 
maritime terrorism-related issues. In addition, an interim 
Maritime Operational Threat Response [MOTR] plan issued in 
October 2005 failed to clarify the situation. The Committee 
understands that a final version of the MOTR is under review by 
the administration and is scheduled to be issued by the fall. 
Based on the language of the final MOTR, the FBI shall report 
to the Committee whether it intends to propose and enter into 
an updated MOU with the USCG to better clarify the roles of the 
FBI and the USCG in maritime security activities. The Committee 
further directs the FBI to resolve potential role and incident 
command conflicts in the event of a maritime terrorist incident 
by running joint exercises with the USCG in high-risk seaports. 
In addition, the FBI shall work with the USCG to initiate a 
study to assess its database capability to incorporate USCG 
reports on suspicious incidents in its databases and assess the 
practicality of information sharing of maritime threats with 
the USCG. The Committee directs that this report shall be 
delivered to the Senate Committee on Appropriations no later 
than February 1, 2007.
    Multiyear Budgeting.--The Committee directs the FBI to 
adopt in fiscal year 2008, for all of its programs, a multiyear 
budget development and presentation approach consistent with 
the process used by the DNI for developing the National 
Intelligence Program. The DNI employs a multiyear budget 
development approach that parallels the Department of Defense 
Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution [PPBE] process. 
That approach instills a long-range outlook and discipline that 
is lacking in the current 1-year budget approach used by the 
FBI and Department of Justice. As the FBI is proposing more and 
more major investment projects that have multiyear development 
and delivery implications, it is important that the Committee 
have a clear understanding of the out-year implications of 
those proposals. Adoption of a multiyear budget development and 
presentation approach will help the FBI synchronize its budget 
and acquisition process with the DNI's budget development 
process. While the Committee believes that this revised budget 
model would greatly benefit the FBI, the Committee appreciates 
the FBI's need to balance its intelligence mission without 
jeopardizing its unique law enforcement characteristics that 
make the agency a valuable member of the law enforcement 
community.
    FBI Financial and Staffing Plans.--The FBI has experienced 
rapid growth in funding and staffing, as well as numerous 
changes in organization and management structures. The influx 
of this growth and change has greatly challenged and stressed 
the hiring, staffing, training, planning, and fiscal management 
capacities of the FBI. The Committee understands that 
management decisions related to funding basic operations and 
maintenance, technology, field operations, and personnel 
compensation requirements have, in large part, prevented the 
FBI from achieving agency workforce targets depicted in the 
President's budget. The Committee believes it is necessary to 
recast end-strength targets based on these decisions. The FBI 
is directed to submit, no later than February 1, 2007, a fiscal 
year 2007 financial operating plan that identifies, at a 
minimum, funding and funded positions and full-time equivalent 
positions [FTE] by major program, project, and activity for 
each organizational element comprising each decision unit. 
These funding and personnel levels shall be consistent with the 
fiscal year 2007 enacted appropriation. The financial operating 
plan shall include a hiring plan that will enable the FBI to 
achieve the end-state position and FTE level adopted. The 
funding levels and funded position and work year levels 
established by this plan will establish base levels and serve 
as the basis for reporting operating year adjustments, 
reallocations, and reprogrammings, as required by section 505. 
On a quarterly basis, the FBI is directed to brief the 
Committee on the status of the operating plan and any planned 
changes during the upcoming quarter needed to meet emerging 
operational requirements.
    Criminal Justice Information Services Division.--The 
Committee recommendation provides $449,542,000 including fee 
collections, for the Criminal Justice Information Services 
Division [CJIS]. As in previous years, under no circumstances 
is the FBI to divert funding collected through the CJIS user 
fee for any purpose other than CJIS, its refreshment plan, or a 
subsequent modernization plan for the current facility. The FBI 
is directed to use $50,000,000 in excess CJIS user fee 
collections to fully fund the Next Generation IAFIS project and 
partially fund the Automated Biometric Identification System/
Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System [IDENT/
IAFIS] Interoperability project in fiscal year 2007, which will 
improve the speed and accuracy of IDENT/IAFIS, expand the data 
available in the system, and improve its latent print 
capabilities.
    Organized Retail Theft.--The Committee recommendation 
provides not less than $4,100,000 for the FBI's Organized 
Retail Theft initiatives. The Committee is concerned proceeds 
from these illicit activities are being channeled to countries 
and entities that support terrorism.
    Intellectual Property Crime Enforcement.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $6,000,000 for detection, 
investigation, and prosecution of domestic and international 
intellectual property crimes against the United States; 
including the creation of an operational unit at FBI 
headquarters of no less than 5 full-time, permanent agents, 
dedicated solely to working with the Department of Justice's 
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section on complex, 
multi-district and international criminal intellectual property 
cases. This increases by two, the number of agents assigned to 
each of the Department of Justice's 18 Computer Hacking and 
Intellectual Property [``CHIP''] Units, each of whom, shall be 
dedicated solely to criminal intellectual property cases. The 
agents appropriated for this section shall investigate and 
support the criminal prosecution of the Federal intellectual 
property laws, including title 17 United States Code, sections 
506, and 1204; Title 18 United States Code, section 1831, 1832, 
2318, 2319, 2319A, 2319B, and 2320. The FBI shall make similar 
agent increases as additional CHIP Units are created.
    Contingency Information Processing.--The Committee's 
recommendation provides $1,000,000 for the FBI to study 
critical information processing and storage of information 
technology requirements. The Committee is aware of insufficient 
critical backup capacity within the FBI. The Committee directs 
the FBI to evaluate security, collection methodologies, 
validation, horizontal-integration, synchronization, and 
processing capability. The Committee directs the FBI to ensure 
that potential sites are a reasonable distance away from any 
existing Department of Justice data centers to maintain 
adequate redundancy capabilities. The FBI is directed to 
prioritize its review of systems by focusing first on those 
critical programs that support National Intelligence 
activities. The FBI is directed to provide a report on critical 
infrastructure to the Committee by February 1, 2007.
    Innocent Images National Initiative [IINI].--The Committee 
recommendation provides $7,000,000 for the IINI. This amount 
will substantially expand the number of agents investigating 
Internet-related crimes against children by 31 agents and 21 
support positions.
    Child Exploitation and Missing Children Investigations.--
The Committee recommendation provides $7,000,000 to enhance the 
capabilities of the Innocence Lost initiative through the 
hiring of 31 agents and 21 support personnel to target 
offenders who use and transport children for prostitution and 
other crimes.
    Forensic Scientists.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$4,000,000 to hire additional forensic scientists and support 
personnel at the new Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory to 
improve the FBI's investigative staffing requirements for 
crimes involving cyber crime, child exploitation, and terrorism 
related cases.
    Office of Inspector General Audit [OIG].--In fiscal year 
2006, the Committee directed the OIG to audit Department and 
bureau IT systems to: (1) identify research, plans, studies, 
and evaluations the Department has produced concerning 
information technology [IT] systems; and (2) analyze the depth 
and scope of problems the Department has experienced in 
formulating IT plans. The Committee is disappointed that this 
audit is hampered because the FBI, which manages 15 of the 
major systems, has only provided initial documentation for 3 of 
the systems they manage. This lack of cooperation hinders the 
Committee's ability to allocate scarce taxpayer dollars. To 
remedy this situation, the Committee has included statutory 
language that withholds obligation of $10,000,000 from the FBI 
``Salaries and expenses'' account until the Attorney General 
certifies to the Senate Committee on Appropriations that all 
materials related to this audit have been provided to the OIG.
    Special Technologies and Application Section [STAS].--This 
Committee recognizes the unique technical capability the STAS 
brings to the United States Intelligence Community [IC]. 
Without the groundbreaking advances the STAS has made, 
significant intelligence advances and other IC elements 
directly supporting the War on Terror would not have taken 
place. As such, this Committee appropriates $8,000,000 to 
enhance the contract engineering technical capabilities of the 
STAS. The FBI is directed to report to this Committee by 
February 1, 2007, on all reductions to STAS's base and 
enhancement funding for the period fiscal year 2004-2006. The 
report shall include a detailed accounting of any reductions 
and an explanation of the redirection of these transferred 
funds. All nonrecurrals, reprogrammings, transfer, or other 
reduction in STAS funding shall comply with section 505 of this 
act.
    Trilogy, Virtual Case File [VCF] and Past Mistakes.--The 
Committee remains concerned about the FBI's ability to 
successfully implement an improved information technology 
infrastructure given the recent failures of Trilogy and more 
specifically Virtual Case File [VCF], which ultimately cost the 
taxpayer $537,000,000. Despite this, the Committee remains 
committed to providing the FBI with the tools necessary to 
carry out its mission of fighting terrorism and believes a 
critical component to success is the ability to electronically 
share and analyze FBI case information.
    Government Accountability Office [GAO] Report 06-306.--The 
Committee is aware of the recent 2006 GAO report on Trilogy 
which questions the FBI's ability to build any IT system, much 
less one more complex than VCF. The report includes a small 
cursory audit of the invoices related to VCF acquisition and 
found $10,000,000 in questionable costs paid to the contractor. 
Further, the report highlights that the FBI failed to verify 
that goods and services paid for were actually delivered. The 
questionable costs include: first class air travel by 
contractors, incorrect billing for overtime, over-charging of 
labor rates, charges for training never provided, and in some 
cases payment of insufficient or nonexistent invoices. Of most 
concern to the Committee is GAO's underlying conclusion: the 
FBI did not fundamentally understand the design requirements 
necessary for the successful development and deployment of VCF.
    Audit Report.--The Committee understands that the FBI 
shares much of the burden for past IT failures. In an effort to 
rectify this situation, the Committee directs the FBI to audit 
all transactions and acquisitions related to Trilogy and 
provide the Committee a detailed report, within 180 days of 
enactment of this act, which identifies all invoices, their 
status, and whether or not they were wrongfully paid. The 
report shall include an itemized listing of all costs and the 
Bureau's plan to recoup all erroneous charges or over-billing 
from the contractor where appropriate.
    SENTINEL.--The FBI's new technology initiative, SENTINEL, 
like Trilogy, promises to bring the FBI into the 21st century 
but the Justice Department Office of Inspector General [OIG] 
has identified several continuing concerns about the FBI's 
ability to manage this project. The major deficiencies 
identified by the OIG are: (1) SENTINEL's inability to share 
information with DOJ components; (2) FBI's failure to provide a 
common framework for other agencies' case management systems to 
communicate and share information with SENTINEL; (3) SENTINEL's 
lack of an Earned Value Management process; (4) the FBI's 
inability to track and control SENTINEL's costs and (5) the 
lack of complete documentation required by the FBI's own 
Information Technology Investment Management processes.
    Overdue Trilogy and SENTINEL Responses.--On March 24, 2006, 
the Senate Committee on Appropriations provided the FBI with a 
letter and a detailed list of questions relating to Trilogy, 
SENTINEL, and lessons learned from the FBI's past IT efforts. 
On April 26, 2006, the FBI Director testified that he would 
provide a prompt reply to this request. During the hearing the 
chairman directed all agencies to have all responses 
transmitted to the Committee within 3 weeks. Though the FBI has 
provided some information, 3 months late, the most crucial 
questions remain unanswered. The Committee is surprised by the 
FBI's lack of responsiveness, particularly given its own 
admission about the project's critical nature. The Committee is 
disappointed that the FBI has been indolent in its actions. The 
responses were to be the foundation of the Committee's fiscal 
year 2007 funding recommendation. The Committee has therefore 
been left with no choice but to provide less than the amount 
requested. Unfortunately, given the austere budget climate, the 
Committee does not possess the luxury of funding items which 
lack sufficient supporting detail and therefore can only 
provide funding for project areas which are thoroughly 
justified. If, however, the FBI can provide responses to the 
Committee's outstanding questions, the Committee will take them 
under consideration at the first opportunity available.
    Fiscal Year 2007 Funding and Statutory Guidelines Related 
to SENTINEL.--Due to the critical nature of SENTINEL, the 
Committee approved $100,000,000 in fiscal year 2006 through a 
reprogramming and for fiscal year 2007 the Committee 
recommendation provides an appropriation of $40,000,000. In 
addition, the Committee expects the FBI to use all means 
necessary, including legal action, to recover all erroneous 
charges from the VCF contractor and, once recovered, will allow 
the FBI to apply the recovered resources toward the SENTINEL 
project, provided the guidelines below are met. In an effort to 
improve the FBI's chances for success regarding SENTINEL, the 
Committee has included statutory restrictions to govern the 
project's development and deployment.
    The Committee has also included bill language which 
prohibits the obligation of any funds for any work, development 
or procurement for phases II, III, or IV until the GAO has 
certified that a performance measurement baseline is 
established and is being followed. In addition, the FBI cannot 
obligate funding for the next phase until reaching 70 percent 
completion of the planned work for the current phase under 
construction and the estimated cost to complete the current 
phase does not exceed 35 percent of the budgeted cost for such 
phase. Therefore, the FBI cannot obligate funds for a 
subsequent phase if the active phase is less than 70 percent 
complete and more than 5 percent over budget.
    For each project phase, the FBI shall define the 
capabilities delivered within each phase. For each capability, 
the FBI shall define the discreet work packages necessary to 
deliver each capability. Work packages shall be finite elements 
facilitating the measurement and management of the scope of 
work performed; the start date; completion date; and the cost 
of the work package. Further, the period of the performance of 
work packages shall be restricted to periods of no longer than 
4 months. The FBI shall use a performance-based management 
system that complies with the American National Standard 
Institute/Electronics Industries Alliance Standard 748-A, as 
required by OMB Circular A-11, part 7 to measure achievement of 
the cost, schedule and performance goals.
    With a properly designed performance based system, the 
Department of Justice's Investment Review Board can easily 
oversee the project's progress and success.
    Cyber Crime Task Force.--The Committee directs the FBI to 
continue funding for the Cyber Crime Task Force in Birmingham, 
Alabama, from within funds provided.
    Mortgage Fraud.--The Committee is concerned about 
increasing mortgage fraud and urges the FBI to combat this 
threat by increasing resources dedicated to this crime and by 
supporting the operations of Interagency Task Forces in the 
cities with the highest concentrations of mortgage fraud.

                              CONSTRUCTION

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $37,128,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      51,392,000
House allowance.........................................      80,422,000
Committee recommendation................................     120,696,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $120,696,000 for the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] construction. The 
recommendation is $83,568,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
funding level and $69,304,000 above the budget request. Of this 
amount, $62,221,000 shall be for sensitive compartmental 
information facilities [SCIFs]; $28,000,000 shall be for a 
Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory; and $30,475,000 shall 
be for a Forensic Science Training Academy to be located at 
Redstone Arsenal.
    Center for Intelligence Training.--The Committee's 
recommendation does not provide $6,311,000 to plan and design a 
Center for Intelligence Training. The Committee is concerned 
that the FBI's role within the intelligence community is 
evolving and its training requirements have not been adequately 
assessed alongside other intelligence agencies and their 
programs. The Committee directs the Director of the FBI to 
coordinate with the Director of National Intelligence to 
provide a report to the Senate Committee on Appropriations no 
later than February 1, 2007, that provides a comprehensive 
analysts training strategy that outlines: (1) curriculum 
integration and development; (2) training and infrastructure 
costs; (3) and cross-training between agents and analysts.
    Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $28,000,000 for a Regional Computer 
Forensic Laboratory [RCFL] to enhance and expand FBI 
investigative forensic processing capacity of digital evidence.
    Forensic Science Training Academy.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $30,475,000 for a Forensic Science 
Training Academy to expand FBI forensic training capacity for 
its Federal, State, and local law enforcement partners.
    SCIFs.--The Committee's recommendation provides $62,221,000 
to construct additional SCIF capacity to enhance the FBI 
intelligence collection and analytical exploitation 
capabilities. This amount includes a transfer of $29,030,000 in 
base funding from the ``Salaries and Expenses'' account for 
SCIF construction.
    Interim Hostage Rescue Team Space.--The Committee's 
recommendation does not provide $11,890,000 to demolish the 
main HRT building and replace it with a multi-level parking 
garage and other facilities.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $1,664,918,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................      24,200,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   1,736,491,000
House allowance.........................................   1,751,491,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,723,674,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $1,723,674,000. The 
recommendation is $58,756,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $12,817,000 below the fiscal year 2007 budget 
request. The recommendation provides $212,078,000 for Drug 
Enforcement Administration's [DEA] Drug Diversion Control Fee 
Account.
    The recommendation provides an increase of $85,256,000 for 
adjustments to base to support the DEA's current operating 
level, as well as, the proposed cost-savings initiatives and 
offsets. The Committee has included the reductions proposed by 
DEA in the following areas: elimination of the demand reduction 
program ($9,297,000); elimination of regional enforcement teams 
($9,015,000); and the reduction of the mobile enforcement team 
program ($30,169,000).
    Human Intelligence.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$11,981,000 to strengthen the DEA's ability to target and focus 
its human intelligence resources on national security issues, 
and to reestablish the DEA within the intelligence community.
    Field Intelligence Analysts.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $3,363,000 from the Diversion Control Fee Account to 
expand intelligence analysts to support diversion 
investigations.
    Methamphetamine.--The recommendation provides, under the 
Office of Justice Programs, $20,000,000 for the DEA to assist 
State and local law enforcement with removal and disposal of 
hazardous materials at clandestine methamphetamine labs and to 
support a container program that includes training, technical 
assistance, and the purchase of equipment to assist in the 
removal and storage of hazardous materials.
    Communications Intercepts.--The Committee is concerned 
advanced communications interception equipment and methods are 
not being employed along the Southwest border to locate illegal 
drug shipments. The Committee directs the DEA to report no 
later than February 1, 2007, on the feasibility of improving 
communications surveillance capabilities for detecting illegal 
drug importation into the United States at border crossing 
locations.
    Foreign Methamphetamine Production.--Methamphetamine is a 
growing concern in many communities across the country. 
Although law enforcement has successfully reduced the number of 
small labs operating domestically, the drug is now largely 
manufactured abroad and smuggled into the United States. The 
Committee urges the DEA to engage these international 
trafficking organizations domestically and abroad to stop the 
drug before it enters the United States.

          Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $911,817,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................      24,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     860,128,000
House allowance.........................................     950,128,000
Committee recommendation................................     985,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $985,000,000. The 
recommendation is $73,183,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $124,872,000 above the fiscal year 2007 
budget request. The recommendation provides an increase of 
$52,311,000 as an adjustment to the base funding level to 
support the ATF's current operating budget. The recommendation 
does not include the explosives fee assumed in the budget 
request.
    The mission of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, 
and Explosives [ATF] is to reduce violent crime, prevent 
terrorism, and protect the public. ATF reduces the criminal use 
of firearms and illegal firearms trafficking, and assists other 
Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in reducing 
crime and violence. ATF investigates bombing and arson 
incidents and provides for public safety by reducing the 
criminal misuse of explosives, trafficking in explosives, 
combating acts of arson and arson-for-profit schemes, and 
removing safety hazards caused by improper and unsafe storage 
of explosive materials. ATF enforces the Contraband Cigarette 
Trafficking Act which addresses the diversion of cigarette 
taxes often involving multi-million dollar trafficking plots, 
some of which have been traced to international terrorists.
    Proposed Fees to Fund Existing Law Enforcement 
Operations.--The Committee is disappointed by the Department's 
proposal of a $120,000,000 fee on the explosives industry and a 
permit fee on users to fund existing base operations and 
programs of the ATF. The Committee understands that if this fee 
were enacted today, it would take 2 years to put the regulatory 
structure in place before any funds could be collected. The 
Committee notes it is irresponsible to budget for ongoing 
fiscal year 2007 law enforcement operations with funds that do 
not exist. These types of financing schemes create significant 
problems for the Committee and could ultimately lead to a 
disruption to the Department's law enforcement programs.
    Violent Crime Impact Teams.--The Committee recommendation 
provides an additional $8,000,000 to expand law enforcement 
VCITs to cities with the highest levels of violent firearms 
related crime. These resources will assist ATF, along with 
Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and 
prosecutors to identify the most violent criminals such as 
violent gang members, armed career criminals, armed drug 
traffickers and illegal firearms traffickers, and removing them 
from our Nation's streets.
    ATF Headquarters Space.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $3,000,000 for the ATF headquarters for 
telecommunications and other equipment. The Committee remains 
concerned with reports of lavish spending on the new ATF 
headquarters. The Committee is aware of the ongoing Office of 
Inspector General investigation into this matter and will await 
their findings before taking further action.
    Commercial Display Fireworks.--The Committee is concerned 
ATF no longer provides for a fireworks liaison to handle 
explosives regulations for the commercial display fireworks 
industry. The Committee directs ATF to reestablish and fund 
from existing resources a fireworks industry liaison to serve 
as a single point of contact to the commercial display 
fireworks industry. The liaison shall work to increase training 
and coordination among ATF's field inspectors to ensure 
regulations are enforced uniformly.
    National Center for Explosives Training and Research.--The 
Committee recommendation provides an additional $30,000,000 for 
the completion of a permanent site for the National Center for 
Explosives Training and Research.
    National Integrated Ballistic Information Network 
[NIBIN].--The Committee encourages ATF to continue to assess 
the utility of new ballistic imaging products to ensure NIBIN 
continues to meet the technological and programmatic needs of 
its State and local law enforcement partners.
    Conversion of Records.--The Committee recognizes the need 
for ATF to complete the conversion of tens of thousands of 
existing Federal firearms dealer out-of-business records from 
film to digital images at the ATF National Tracing Center 
[NTC]. Once the out-of-business records are fully converted, 
search time for these records will be reduced significantly. 
The Committee recommendation includes $4,200,000 for the ATF to 
hire additional contract personnel to continue the conversion 
and integration of records.

                         Federal Prison System

    The Committee recommendation provides a total of 
$5,303,639,000 for the Federal Prison System, or Bureau of 
Prisons [BOP]. The recommendation is $381,195,000 above the 
fiscal year 2006 enacted level, excluding emergency 
supplemental appropriations, and $197,001,000 above the budget 
request.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $4,830,161,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................      11,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   4,987,059,000
House allowance.........................................   4,987,059,000
Committee recommendation................................   4,986,147,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $4,986,147,000. The 
recommendation is $155,986,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and is $912,000 below the budget request. The 
recommendation includes the proposed and continued cost-savings 
initiatives.
    The Committee commends the BOP on its work to address and 
prevent sexual misconduct. With funds provided in earlier 
appropriations acts, the National Institute of Corrections has 
made useful progress in providing training and technical 
support to correctional systems throughout the country to 
eliminate staff sexual misconduct with inmates, training in 
investigating cases, and training the ``trainers'' in order 
that employees at every level will be more aware of, and better 
prepared to deal with, these cases. The Committee directs the 
BOP to continue these efforts and to report to the Committee by 
March 31, 2007, on progress made in this area.
    The recommendation shall be expended in the following 
manner:

                          SALARIES AND EXPENSES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inmate Care and Programs...............................        1,761,813
Institution Security and Administration................        2,266,219
Contract Confinement...................................          779,264
Management and Administration..........................          178,851
                                                        ----------------
      Total............................................        4,986,147
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Justification.--The Committee is 
disappointed in the information presented in the BOP's budget 
justification materials. The Committee notes the lack of 
clarity and transparency provided in how budget decisions are 
justified. The Committee directs the Chief Financial Officer 
[CFO] of the BOP to work with the CFO of the Department of 
Justice to improve the quality of the information provided to 
the Committee. The Committee directs that the fiscal year 2008 
budget request shall be a zero-based budget, the BOP shall 
identify and justify each and every program, project and 
activity to be funded.
    Inmate Care and Programs.--The Committee recommendation 
provides an additional $37,194,000 to cover the costs of the 
increasing prison population. BOP projects that a total of 
7,500 inmates will be absorbed in the BOP's existing facilities 
this fiscal year. The Committee recommendation provides 
$779,264,000 for the contractual costs associated with housing 
inmates. This amount includes the requested increase of 
$39,084,000 to meet low security bed space demands through the 
use of private sector contract confinement. BOP is directed to 
meet bedspace needs using the most efficient mix of State, 
local and existing or new private prison capacity that meet 
BOP's standards. This activity covers the costs of all food, 
medical supplies, clothing, welfare services, release clothing, 
transportation, gratuities, staff salaries (including salaries 
of Health Resources and Services Administration commissioned 
officers), and operational costs of functions directly related 
to providing inmate care. This decision unit also finances the 
costs of education and vocational training, drug treatment, 
religious programs, psychological services, and other inmate 
programs such as Life Connections. This activity also covers 
costs associated with regional and central office executive 
direction and management support functions related to providing 
inmate care such as medical and drug treatment program.
    Institution Security and Administration.--This activity 
covers costs associated with the maintenance of facilities and 
institution security. This activity finances institution 
maintenance, motor pool operations, powerhouse operations, 
institution security and other administrative functions. 
Finally, this activity covers costs associated with regional 
and central office executive direction and management support 
functions such as research and evaluation, systems support, 
financial management, budget functions, safety, and legal 
counsel.
    Contract Confinement.--This activity provides for the 
confinement of sentenced Federal offenders in Government-owned, 
contractor-operated facilities and contract, State and local 
facilities, and for the care of Federal prisoners in contract 
community residential centers and assistance by the National 
Institute of Corrections to State and local corrections. This 
activity also covers costs associated with management and 
oversight of contract confinement functions.

                   ACTIVATION OF NEW PRISON FACILITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                       Expansions                         recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
FCI Otisville, New York, 75 beds.......................            1,267
                                                        ----------------
      Total............................................            1,267
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Activations and Expansions.--The Committee recommendation 
provides funding for the activation of an expanded facility, 
which will increase BOP's capacity by 75 beds. The Committee 
defines ``activation'' as open and receiving prisoners.
    The Committee expects BOP to adhere to the activation 
schedule included in BOP's budget submission. BOP shall notify 
the Senate Committee on Appropriations of any deviations to 
this schedule.
    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 
Coordination.--The Committee directs BOP to examine the public 
information that it maintains regarding inmates that currently 
reside within the Federal correctional system and make it 
available, when appropriate, to the National Center for Missing 
and Exploited Children [NCMEC]. The Committee directs BOP, with 
the National Institute of Corrections, to educate State prison 
institutions of its efforts to assist NCMEC through its 
membership in the Association of State Correctional 
Administrators and provide an opportunity for NCMEC to meet 
with the association for potential outreach to the State 
prisons for inmate sharing purposes.

                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $88,961,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................      11,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     117,102,000
House allowance.........................................      88,961,000
Committee recommendation................................     315,092,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $315,092,000 for the 
construction, modernization, maintenance, and repair of prison 
and detention facilities housing Federal prisoners. The 
recommendation is $226,131,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level, excluding emergency supplemental appropriations, 
and $197,990,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recommendation provides for $91,092,000 for 
modernization and repairs.
    The Committee has serious concerns that while the prison 
population continues to dramatically increase, the Department 
of Justice continues to submit budget requests with proposed 
rescissions of prison construction funds causing significant 
contracting disruption, delays, and avoidable cost increases. 
The Committee recommendation does not include the proposed 
rescission of $142,000,000 for funding already appropriated for 
prison facilities.
    One notable example of the impact of BOP's failure to 
adequately budget is the Federal Correctional Institution [FCI] 
at Mendota, California. That facility, when constructed, will 
provide an additional 1,152 medium security beds helping to 
relieve current overcrowding in medium security facilities. In 
fiscal years 2006 and 2007 BOP requested no funding for FCI 
Mendota, despite having designed the facility and awarded a 
construction contract in fiscal year 2004. BOP now indicates 
that it must exercise a contract option by October 2006 in 
order to avoid a cost escalation of up to 10 percent. In light 
of this situation, the Attorney General is directed to provide 
a report to the Committee on Appropriations, within 15 days of 
enactment of this act on the Department's plan to complete FCI 
Mendota, including proposed funding sources, estimated 
completion date, cost escalations related to delays in 
completion, and the impacts of these delays on BOP medium 
security prisoner overcrowding.
    To continue construction begun last year, the Committee 
recommendation also provides $25,000,000 for site planning and 
further development of a medium or high security facility or 
facilities in Aliceville, Alabama; $15,000,000 for site 
planning and further development of a medium or high security 
facility or facilities in Yazoo City, Mississippi; $15,000,000 
for a medium or high security facility in Letcher County, 
Kentucky; $10,000,000 for a medium security facility in 
Mendota, California; and $129,000,000 for the completion of 
facilities in Berlin, New Hampshire, and McDowell, West 
Virginia.
    The Committee reiterates the direction in the conference 
reports accompanying the fiscal years 2004 and 2005 
appropriations acts to discontinue the practice of submitting 
budget requests with proposed rescissions of prison 
construction funds. BOP shall move forward with all current 
projects as planned and shall comply with this direction in all 
future budget submissions.
    Bill language is included clarifying that BOP may not 
transfer ``Building and Facilities'' appropriations to cover 
``Salaries and Expenses'' costs.

                FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED

                (LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES)

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $3,322,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................       2,477,000
House allowance.........................................       2,477,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,400,000

    The Committee recommendation provides a limitation on the 
administrative expenses of $2,400,000 for the Federal Prison 
Industries, Inc. The recommendation is $922,000 below the 2006 
fiscal year funding level and $77,000 below the budget request. 
Within 90 days of enactment, the Committee directs the 
Inspector General to conduct a complete and thorough financial 
audit of all accounts under this heading.

                    Office on Violence Against Women

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $381,566,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     347,013,000
House allowance.........................................     418,296,000
Committee recommendation................................     390,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $390,000,000. The 
recommendation is $8,434,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $42,987,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee has not transferred programs in this account 
that are administered by the Office of Justice Programs [OJP] 
to the OJP account. The Committee directs that OJP coordinate 
with the Director of the Office on Violence Against Women in 
the administration of programs administrated by OJP but funded 
under this heading.
    The Office on Violence Against Women [OVW] is a component 
of the U.S. Department of Justice. Created in 1995, OVW 
implements the Violence Against Women Act [VAWA] and subsequent 
legislation, and provides national leadership against domestic 
violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Since its inception, 
the office has launched a multifaceted approach to responding 
to these crimes. By forging State, local, and tribal 
partnerships among police, prosecutors, the judiciary, victim 
advocates, health care providers, faith leaders, and others. 
OVW grants help provide victims with the protection and 
services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives and enable 
communities to hold offenders accountable. In 2005, OVW was 
established as an administrative office separate from the 
Office of Justice Programs.
    The table below displays the Committee recommendations for 
the programs under this office.

       VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION AND PROSECUTION PROGRAMS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                        Program                           recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
STOP Grants (Grants to Combat Violence Against Women)..         181,608
    (National Institute of Justice--R&D;)...............          [2,477]
    (Transitional Housing Assistance)..................         [17,000]
Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies....................          55,147
Rural Domestic Violence Assistance Grants..............          38,799
Violence on College Campuses...........................           9,969
Civil Legal Assistance Program.........................          45,774
Elder Abuse Grant Program..............................           4,459
Safe Haven Project.....................................          14,766
Education and Training for Disabled Female Victims.....           7,109
Court-Appointed Special Advocate [CASA]................          12,750
Child Abuse Training for Judicial Personnel............           3,263
Closed Circuit Television Grants.......................           1,500
Training Programs to Assist Probation and Parole                  5,918
 Officers..............................................
Stalker Databases......................................           3,938
Sexual Assault Services................................           5,000
                                                        ----------------
    Total..............................................         390,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Native American/Native Alaskan Liaison Office.--The 
Committee understands that Native American and Native Alaskan 
women experience a higher rate of violence compared to any 
other group in the United States. Alaska's forcible rape rate 
is 2.5 times larger than the national average. Alaska holds the 
highest rate in the United States of men murdering women. In 
fiscal year 2005, over 6,000 incidents of domestic violence 
were recorded. In fiscal year 2005, a liaison office was 
created to address abuse and violence towards women in Alaska. 
The Committee includes $5,000,000 for the Native American/
Native Alaskan Liaison Office for their work in Alaska. The 
Committee has provided $5,000,000 to the State of Alaska for 
the purposes of combating sexual assault and domestic violence. 
These funds may also be distributed to non-profit entities that 
provide services such as: a crisis hotline, services to victims 
of sexual assault or domestic violence in rural areas, and 
medical assistance to victims.
    Within the funds appropriated, $181,608,000 is for general 
formula grants to the States. The fiscal year 2007 
recommendation will allow jurisdictions to implement mandatory 
pro-arrest and prosecution policies to prevent, identify, and 
respond to violent crimes against women, support coordination 
of State victim services, assist Native victims in Indian 
country, and provide secure settings and specialized procedures 
for visitation and exchange of children in families 
experiencing domestic violence. The recommendation supports 
increasing access to comprehensive legal services for victims, 
providing short term housing assistance and support services 
for domestic violence victims and education and training to end 
violence against and abuse of women with disabilities.
    STOP Grants (Grants to Combat Violence Against Women).--The 
Committee recommendation provides $181,608,000 in STOP formula 
grants.
    National Institute of Justice [R&D;].--Of the funds 
provided, $2,477,000 to the National Institute of Justice for 
research and evaluation of violence against women to promote 
the safety of women and family members.
    Transitional Housing Assistance.--Of the funds provided, 
$17,000,000 to Transitional Housing Assistance to provide 
short-term housing assistance and support services for domestic 
violence victims.
    Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $55,147,000 for grants to encourage 
jurisdictions to implement mandatory and pro-arrest policies as 
an effective domestic violence intervention.
    Rural Domestic Violence Assistance Grants.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $38,799,000 for Rural Domestic Violence 
and Child Victimization Enforcement Grants to enhance the 
safety of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and 
child abuse by supporting projects uniquely designed to address 
and prevent these crimes in rural America.
    Violence on College Campuses.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $9,969,000 to encourage institutions of higher 
education to adopt comprehensive, coordinated responses to 
violent crimes against women on campuses.
    Civil Legal Assistance.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $45,774,000 to increase the availability of legal 
assistance necessary to provide effective aid to victims of 
domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, or dating violence 
who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a 
consequence of that abuse or violence.
    Elder Abuse Grant Program.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $4,459,000 to support community-based projects 
designed to improve the justice system's response to elder 
abuse and violence.
    Safe Haven Project.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$14,766,000 to prevent and reduce the impact of children's 
exposure to family and community violence.
    Education and Training for Disabled Female Victims.--The 
Committee recommendation provides $7,109,000 to provide 
education, consultation and information to service providers to 
address obstacles encountered by women with disabilities who 
are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
    Court Appointed Special Advocate [CASA].--The Committee 
recommendation provides $12,750,000 to provide subgrants to 
local communities to increase the number of volunteer advocates 
to serve child abuse and neglect victims.
    Child Abuse Training for Judicial Personnel.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $3,263,000 to disseminate information, 
offer court improvement training programs, provide technical 
assistance on dependency court practices for the purpose of 
improving courts' handling of child abuse and neglect cases 
nationwide.
    Closed Circuit Television Grants.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $1,500,000 for closed circuit 
television grants for televised testimony.
    Training Programs to Assist Probation and Parole 
Officers.--The Committee recommendation provides $5,918,000 to 
assist probation and parole officers in closely monitoring 
offenders and strictly enforce the terms and conditions of 
probation or parole.
    Stalker Databases.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$3,938,000 for the National Stalker and Domestic Violence 
Reduction Program (Stalker Database). This program provides 
assistance to State and units of local government to improve 
processes for entering data regarding stalking and domestic 
violence.
    Sexual Assault Services Act [SASA].--The Committee 
recommendation provides $5,000,000 to begin a Federal program 
that directly funds the needs of sexual assault victims. These 
funds are aimed at preventing rape and providing services to 
victims of rape and sexual assault. The Sexual Assault Services 
Act will provide funds to States to fund sexual assault 
services programs. The formula grant funds will assist States 
and tribes in their efforts to provide services to adult, 
youth, and child sexual assault victims and their family and 
household members.
    The Committee encourages the Department to work with 
established home visitation programs, such as Parents as 
Teachers, serving families with young children in developing 
and executing home visitation programs to reduce family 
violence. The incidence of child abuse and maltreatment is 
significantly reduced when families receive critical parent 
education, family support and intervention services through 
proven home visitation programs such as Parents as Teachers. 
Furthermore, the Committee encourages the Department of Justice 
to fund programs providing research-based, high-quality 
services to families, regardless of the age of the parent, the 
number of children in the family being served or the mother's 
number of pregnancies.

                       Office of Justice Programs

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $2,246,686,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................     125,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   1,201,048,000
House allowance.........................................   2,230,039,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,933,810,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $1,933,810,000 for 
the Office of Justice Programs [OJP]. The recommendation is 
$312,876,000 below the fiscal year 2006 enacted level, 
excluding emergency supplemental appropriations, and 
$732,762,000 above the budget request. As in fiscal year 2006, 
the Office on Violence Against Women is funded under a separate 
heading under this title.
    The Committee continues to be concerned with the proposed 
merger of the Byrne Grant program and Local Law Enforcement 
Block Grant program resulting in a significantly reduced 
funding level. The budget request again proposes the merger of 
all programs administered by OJP under the Justice Assistance 
Grants heading. The Committee recommendation does not adopt 
this consolidation and retains the account structure used in 
previous fiscal years.

                           JUSTICE ASSISTANCE

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $230,254,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   1,098,952,000
House allowance.........................................     223,575,000
Committee recommendation................................     172,033,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $172,033,000. The 
recommendation is $58,221,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $926,919,000 below the budget request.
    The Justice Assistance program provides support to State 
and local law enforcement. Funding in this account provides for 
assistance in the form of research, evaluation, statistics, 
regional information sharing, programs to assist the National 
Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and victim 
notification assistance. In addition, funding is included for 
the management and administration of all grants provided 
through OJP. The Committee again rejects the Department's 
proposed merger of all OJP programs under this heading and 
instead has maintained the account structure contained in last 
year's enacted legislation.
    The Committee recommendations are displayed in the 
following table:

                           JUSTICE ASSISTANCE
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                       Program                           recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Justice........................            43,000
    National Law Enforcement and Corrections Tech               [21,000]
     Centers [LETC's]................................
    Social Science Research & Evaluation.............            [3,000]
    Office of Science and Technology [OST]...........           [15,000]
    Counterterrorism Research and Development........            [4,000]
Bureau of Justice Statistics.........................            20,000
State Automated Victim Notification System...........            12,000
Support Services for Victims.........................             1,500
Regional Information Sharing System [RISS]...........            45,000
    Pegasus Nationwide...............................            [5,000]
Missing and Exploited Children.......................            50,533
                                                      ------------------
      Total..........................................           172,033
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    National Institute of Justice [NIJ].--The Committee 
recommendation provides $43,000,000 for the NIJ. NIJ's mission 
is to advance scientific research, development, and evaluation 
to advance the administration of justice and public safety. The 
Committee directs that prior to the obligation of any funds, 
NIJ submit a spend plan on how resources will be allocated.
    National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology 
Centers.--The National Law Enforcement and Corrections 
Technology Centers [NLECTC] have served a vital role for State 
and local law enforcement and corrections communities by 
responding to the needs of the justice community through 
transferring, introducing, and implementing technologies; 
assisting in the development and dissemination of guidelines 
and technological standards; and providing technology 
assistance, information, and support for law enforcement, 
corrections, and criminal justice purposes. The Committee 
continues to strongly support the NLECTC system run by the NIJ 
and therefore recommends $21,000,000 to continue its efforts. 
Of the amount provided, the Committee directs that funds be 
distributed equally to the centers.
    Office of Science and Technology [OS&T;].--The Committee 
continues to support the efforts of the leadership of the NIJ's 
OS&T; and the continuing partnership that OS&T; has developed 
with the National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST]. 
To implement the mission of OS&T;, the Committee recommends 
$15,000,000 for OS&T.;
    Counterterrorism Research and Development.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $4,000,000 for Counterterrorism 
Research and Development. These funds will assess criminal 
enterprises to determine whether they are linked to terrorist 
organizations, evaluate technology and tools that will assist 
State and local law enforcement.
    Bureau of Justice Statistics.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $20,000,000 to the Bureau of Justice Statistics for 
the collection and analysis of statistical information 
concerning crime, victims, offenders, criminal justice 
processes, and civil disputes in support of public and private 
policy decisionmaking.
    Victim Notification.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$12,000,000 for the Bureau of Justice Assistance [BJA] to 
continue the State Automated Victim Notification grant program 
to allow States to join the National Victim Notification 
Network. No funding may be utilized from within the Victims 
Assistance Program for this initiative and funds provided under 
this heading shall require a 50 percent match from State, 
local, and private sources.
    Victims of Crime Management and Administration.--The 
Committee recommendation provides $1,500,000 for support costs 
for Office of Victims of Crime management and administration 
expenses.
    Regional Information Sharing System.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $45,000,000 for the Regional 
Information Sharing System [RISS]. The Committee supports RISS 
and its role in implementing the National Criminal Intelligence 
Sharing Plan. The RISS program maintains six regionally based 
information networks that provide for the automated exchange of 
crime and terrorism information between Federal, State, and 
local agencies. Of the funds provided, $5,000,000 is to support 
Pegasus with first emphasis on rural and non-urban law 
enforcement to enhance information technology capacity of 
critical hometown support and security forces.
    Missing Children Program.--The issue of child abduction and 
exploitation today, is part of the national conscience due to 
the numerous child pornography and missing children cases. OJP 
works with law enforcement agencies to target, dismantle, and 
prosecute predatory child molesters and those who traffic in 
child pornography. The Committee continues to strongly support 
the Missing and Exploited Children Program run by the BJA. The 
Committee recommends $50,533,000 to continue to expand efforts 
to protect the Nation's children, focusing on the areas of 
locating missing children, and addressing the growing wave of 
child sexual exploitation facilitated by the internet.
    The funding recommendations for the Missing and Exploited 
Children Program are displayed in the following table:

           NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                         Program                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children......          23,806
Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Trng Center..................           2,976
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.............          15,375
Missing and Exploited Children Office...................           1,488
AMBER Alert.............................................           4,960
Management and Administration...........................           1,928
                                                         ---------------
Totals..................................................          50,533
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    Management and Administration.--The Committee 
recommendation provides that up to $35,000,000 of balances made 
available as a result of prior year de-obligations may be 
obligated for program management and administration, any 
balances made available as a result of prior year de-
obligations in excess of $35,000,000 shall only be obligated in 
accordance with section 505 of this act. In addition, 
consistent with prior practice, reimbursable funding for 
management and administration costs will be made available from 
programs administered by OJP from the ``Community Oriented 
Policing Services'' account. Remaining management and 
administration funding will be made available from the 
``Juvenile Justice Programs'' and the ``State and Local Law 
Enforcement Assistance'' accounts, and that these funds will be 
transferred to and merged with the ``Justice Assistance'' 
account. The Committee directs that any action taken by OJP 
relating to Circular A-76 shall be subject to the requirements 
of section 505 of this act.

               STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $1,098,494,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................     125,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................................
House allowance.........................................   1,201,992,000
Committee recommendation................................     810,110,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $810,110,000. The 
recommendation is $288,384,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level, excluding supplemental appropriations, and 
$810,110,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recommendations are displayed in the 
following table:

               STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                       Program                           recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants [JAG].......           555,126
    Boys and Girls Club of America...................           [85,000]
    State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training..........            [5,000]
SCAAP................................................           100,000
    Southwest Border Prosecutor Initiative...........           [29,000]
Byrne Discretionary Grants...........................           120,000
Victims of Trafficking...............................             4,000
State Prison Drug Treatment..........................             2,000
Drug Courts..........................................            15,000
Capital Litigation...................................             7,000
Mentally-Ill Offender Act Programs...................             5,000
National Sex Offender Registry.......................             1,984
                                                      ------------------
      Total..........................................           810,110
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant [JAG].--The 
Committee recommendation provides for $555,126,000 for the 
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program.
    Boys and Girls Clubs.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $85,000,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in 
public housing facilities and other areas in cooperation with 
State and local law enforcement.
    State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training [SLATT].--The 
Committee recommendation provides $5,000,000 to continue the 
State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program. These funds 
are expected to be used to provide pre-incident interdiction, 
prevention, investigation, and prosecution training, 
information, and technical assistance to State and local law 
enforcement in the area of anti-terrorism and extremist 
criminal activity.
    State Criminal Alien Assistance Programs [SCAAP].--The 
Committee recommendation provides $100,000,000 for the State 
Criminal Alien Assistance Programs for reimbursement to States 
for the costs of incarceration of criminal aliens, which was 
again proposed for elimination in the budget request. These 
funds may only be used for correctional purposes.
    Southwest Border Prosecutions.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $29,000,000 to provide assistance to 
State and local law enforcement agencies (including 
prosecutors, probation officers, courts, and detention 
facilities) along the southwest border with the handling and 
processing of drug and alien cases referred from Federal 
arrests.
    Edward Byrne Discretionary Grants.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $120,000,000 for discretionary grants 
to help to improve the functioning of the criminal justice 
system with an emphasis on drugs, violent crime, and serious 
offenders. Within the amounts appropriated for discretionary 
grants OJP shall give priority consideration to the following 
proposals:
    Training of Village Public Safety Officers in Alaska;
    Luna County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico, for the 
Southwest New Mexico Border Law Enforcement Alliance;
    NJIT Child Safe Personalized Handgun (Smart Gun);
    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada, for the 
mobile command center;
    Rural Executive Management Institute [REMI] at the Criminal 
Justice Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas;
    Atlantic City, New Jersey, for law enforcement technology 
upgrades;
    Illinois Meth Project at the University of Illinois;
    LISC Community Safety Initiative, Mississippi;
    San Bernardino Gang Free Schools program, California;
    Vermont Department of Safety for the Vermont Drug Task 
Force;
    Delaware Office of Highway Safety Checkpoint Strikeforce;
    South Florida Anti-Gang Task Force, Broward County, 
Florida;
    Rosebud Sioux Tribe, South Dakota, for law enforcement, 
court, and detention equipment and operations;
    A Child Is Missing, Georgia;
    National Training and Technical Assistance Center on 
Methamphetamine, Washington;
    Monterey County, California, for the Street Violence and 
Anti-Gang Project;
    Minnesota Teen Challenge and their drug recovery program;
    A Child Is Missing--Tennessee;
    New Jersey Latino Peace Officers Association for the Latino 
Gang Prevention/Intervention Program;
    Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs for a 
DNA stranger rape pilot program;
    Safe & Sound Community Partners Program, Wisconsin;
    Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, South Dakota, for law 
enforcement, court, and detention equipment and operations;
    Guardian Angel Community Services Illinois, for the 
Transitional Housing for Women and Children Suffering Domestic 
Violence;
    Alabama District Attorney's Association Domestic Abuse 
Prevention Program;
    University of Delaware's Center for Drug and Alcohol 
Studies;
    City of Meriden, Connecticut, for the Community Policing 
Program;
    Prevention of Black on Black Crime Initiative at the Center 
for Healing Hearts and Spirits in Little Rock, Arkansas;
    Washoe County, Nevada, for the Mentally Ill Offender 
Program;
    University of North Alabama youth violence/gang 
intervention curriculum;
    Jacksonville State University Forensic Video Analysis, 
Alabama;
    The University of Toledo, Ohio--Collaborative Response to 
Sexual Trafficking in Children;
    Marshall County, Mississippi, Sheriff's Department;
    Bulletproof vest and protective equipment initiative, 
Kansas;
    Ceasefire at the University of Illinois for community-based 
gun violence prevention and intervention;
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, District Attorney's Office for the 
Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative;
    Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, South Dakota, for law 
enforcement, court, and detention equipment and operations;
    City of Las Vegas, Nevada, for the EVOLVE program;
    Third Judicial District Attorney's Office, Dona Ana County, 
New Mexico, for the Rural Domestic Violence Initiative;
    Oglala Sioux Tribe, South Dakota, for law enforcement, 
court, and detention equipment and operations;
    Widener University School of Law, Delaware;
    National Center for Community Renewal, Louisiana;
    Turtle Mountain Community College, North Dakota, for 
Project Peacemaker;
    Delaware County Police New York, for law enforcement 
communications equipment upgrades;
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Summer Stars;
    Southeast Louisiana Criminal Justice Recovery Initiative;
    Native Americans into Law Program, University of North 
Dakota;
    The Women's Treatment Center, Chicago, Illinois, for 
incarcerated mothers and their children;
    California Department of Justice for a Digital Forensic 
Evidence Recovery program;
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for the Identity Theft and 
Financial Fraud Research and Operations Center;
    Beauregard Parish Sheriff Department Sex Abuse 
Investigation Equipment & Technology, Louisiana;
    Volunteers of America, Delaware River Valley, New Jersey, 
for the Ready4Work Reentry Initiative;
    Courage To Speak Foundation, Connecticut, for the Expansion 
Initiative;
    City of Detroit, Michigan, for the Bridge to Success 
Project;
    Vermont Law School for the Legal Clinic Services Expansion;
    Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies at John Jay 
College, New York;
    Hampden County, Massachusetts, Sheriff's Office Prisoner 
Re-entry Program;
    A Child Is Missing Program, Illinois;
    Citizens for a Safe Yakima Valley Program, Yakima, 
Washington;
    Waukesha County Technical College, Wisconsin, for the Law 
Enforcement Training Program;
    McLean County Drug Court, Illinois;
    Macon County Justice Council, Illinois, for gun violence 
prevention;
    Living Classrooms (Casey Foundation), Maryland, for 
prisoner re-entry projects;
    Johns Hopkins University for the Ex-Offender Hospital 
consortium program;
    Patterson Park Community Development Corporation for the 
Rejecting Violence, Building Resilience, Baltimore, Maryland;
    Goodwill, Maryland for the Drug Enhancement Program;
    KidsPeace in Maryland;
    A Child Is Missing, Montana;
    New Song Urban Ministries, Maryland, for the Youth and Ex-
Offender Programs;
    Wyoming Children's Identification and Location Database 
[CHILD] Project;
    A Child Is Missing, Alabama;
    Chippewa Creek Law Enforcement, Montana;
    Anticorruption Initiative in Southeast Louisiana;
    Mississippi State University Regional Cyber Crime Center;
    University of Alabama School of Law, Family Law Clinic 
Proposal;
    Alcorn State University Judicial Threat Analysis Center and 
Prisoner Photographic Database;
    North Mississippi Rural Legal Services;
    Alabama Administrative Office of Courts Records Management 
System;
    National Child Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, 
Minnesota;
    Enhanced Spanish Communication Training for Emergency 
Responders;
    Institute for Police Research;
    Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Justice Center;
    CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence;
    Alabama Department of Corrections Electronic Training and 
Security tools;
    Geauga County Prosecutor's Office--U.S. Marshals Northern 
Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force [NOVFTF];
    Mahoning County, Ohio--Drug Court Expansion;
    Ohio Task Force Commander's Association [OTFCA];
    Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center Enterprise Law 
Enforcement and Knowledge Management Integration Project;
    Fort Peck Tribe Law Enforcement, Montana;
    Center for Hazards Research and Education, Tennessee;
    Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute;
    Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Community College Public 
Safety Training Institute;
    UWA Drug Identification Research to Support Law 
Enforcement, Alabama;
    City of Jackson, Tennessee, Drug Treatment Court;
    Davidson County Mental Health Court Transitional Treatment 
Housing Initiative, Tennessee;
    Operation Streetsweeper, New Hampshire;
    Safe Schools Healthy Students Program--Heartland Family 
Service, Nebraska;
    Sam Houston State University Criminal Justice Center, 
Texas;
    Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Community College Public 
Safety Training Center;
    Alaska Native Justice Center;
    Harrison County, Mississippi, Sheriff's Department;
    University of Mississippi Tech Law Training Program;
    J-ONE, New Hampshire;
    National Motor Vehicle Title Inormation System [NMVTIS]; 
Girls, Inc.;
    Child Protection Training, New Hampshire;
    University of Mississippi National Center for Justice and 
Rule of Law;
    Western Forensic Law Enforcement Training Center at 
Colorado State University at Pueblo;
    Madison, Alabama, Domestic Violence Program;
    Mississippi Department of Public Safety Certified 
Investigator Program;
    Etowah County Alabama, Visual Intelligence tool;
    Alaska Rural Prosecution Unit;
    Alaska Rural Alcohol Interdiction Initiative;
    Missouri Department of Public Safety;
    University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center;
    Crimes vs. Children Research Center, New Hampshire;
    Southeast Missouri State University regional crime 
laboratory;
    Alabama Administrative Office of Courts Records 
integration;
    CATLab at UNH;
    Jefferson County, Alabama, Sheriff's Office records 
management;
    UAB Forensics Sciences Institute;
    Sam Houston State University Regional Crime Lab, Texas;
    Sexual Predator Tracking and Response Project, Houston, 
Texas;
    The Child Project Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office, [AL];
    Eastern Kentucky University Investigative Response to 
Terrorist Incidents Project;
    United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force for the 
Western District of Kentucky;
    City of Pittsburgh Mobile Data Interface Unit, 
Pennsylvania;
    Mississippi Center for Legal Services;
    The CHILD Project, Kansas;
    Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia, Inc., 
Pennsylvania;
    University of Mississippi Accounting Fraud and Ethical 
Studies Center;
    City of Reading, Pennsylvania;
    Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, Pennsylvania;
    University of Kentucky Legal Education Access Program;
    City of Springfield, Missouri, law enforcement forensics 
initiative;
    Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, interoperability and 
technology upgrades, Montana;
    Lambda Rail, Mississippi;
    State of Missouri, for a statewide municipal crime data 
integration project;
    College for Prisoners Program, Kansas;
    Victims Services Project, Kansas;
    Cyber Crime Initiative, New Hampshire;
    City of Montgomery, Alabama, Security Systems for 
Courthouses and Corrections;
    Computer Forensics Lab, Troy University, Alabama;
    Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport Security Initiatives;
    University of Louisville Center for Child Abuse Assessment 
and Prevention;
    University of Louisville Institute for Preparedness and 
Security;
    Prevention and Response to Terrorist Threats in Rural 
Areas, Kansas;
    National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada;
    RAIIN--National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline;
    First Tee ``Life Skills'' program;
    Victims of Crime--INFOLINK;
    National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign;
    Teens, Crime, and the Community initiative;
    National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 
[NCJFCJ];
    National Night Out;
    Girls and Boys Town USA National Projects;
    Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation;
    Milton Eisenhower Foundation;
    Simon Wiesenthal Center for the Tools for Tolerance 
Program;
    Girl Scouts for America for Project Anti-Violence 
Education;
    Girl Scouts of America's Beyond Bars Project;
    SEARCH National Technical Assistance and Training Program;
    National Fatherhood Initiative;
    I-SAFE; and
    National Hispanic Juvenile Delinquency Program;
    Victims of Trafficking.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $4,000,000 for grants for State and local law 
enforcement to improve programs to investigate and prosecute 
acts of severe forms of trafficking in persons and sex 
trafficking, and for other purposes authorized under section 
204 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act 
of 2005.
    State Prison Drug Treatment.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $1,000,000 for grants for residential substance abuse 
treatment for State prisoners.
    Drug Courts.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$15,000,000 to assist States, local units of government, and to 
other public or private entities to develop and implement 
programs for non-violent offenders with substance abuse 
problems.
    Capital Litigation.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$7,000,000 for Capital Litigation Improvement Grants, as 
authorized in the Justice For All Act. The Committee directs 
that any grants provided for the Capital Litigation 
Improvements, shall be provided pursuant to section 426 of the 
Justice For All Act, Public Law 108-405.
    Mentally Ill Offender Act.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $5,000,000 for continuing judicial supervision--
including periodic review over preliminarily qualified 
offenders with mental illness, mental retardation, or co-
occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders who are 
charged with misdemeanors and/or nonviolent offenses.
    Sexual Offender Registry.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $1,984,000 for the training and technical activities 
of the Comprehensive Sex Offender Management initiative as well 
as the implementation and maintenance of a national citizen 
access portal for public State sex offender registries.

                         WEED AND SEED PROGRAM

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $49,361,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      49,348,000
House allowance.........................................      49,348,000
Committee recommendation................................      40,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $40,000,000, the 
House provided funding in a different account. The 
recommendation is $9,361,000 below the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $9,348,000 below the budget request.

                  COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $457,382,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     102,096,000
House allowance.........................................     541,697,000
Committee recommendation................................     537,633,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $537,633,000. The 
recommendation is $80,251,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $435,537,000 above the budget request.
    Local law enforcement is not only essential to ensure the 
safety of the public, but also plays a critical role in 
preventing and responding to terrorist threats. Since its 
creation, the Community Oriented Policing Services [COPS] 
office has assisted State and local law enforcement agencies by 
providing grants, training, and technical assistance that not 
only ensure public safety from traditional crime, but also 
better enables law enforcement officers to address the growing 
threat from terrorist organizations.
    The Committee recommendations are displayed in the 
following table:

                  COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                        Program                           recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Training and Technical Assistance......................           3,000
BulletProof Vests......................................          20,000
Tribal Law Enforcement.................................          31,065
Meth Hot Spots.........................................          85,000
    DEA/State and Local Meth Removal and Disposal......         [20,000]
    Pregnant and Parenting Women Methamphetamine                 [4,000]
     Offenders.........................................
Law Enforcement Technology.............................         110,000
Criminal Records Upgrades..............................           5,000
DNA Backlog/Crime Lab Improvement......................         175,568
Paul Coverdell Forensic Science........................          18,000
Project Safe Neighborhoods [PSN].......................          30,000
    National Prosecutors...............................          [4,500]
    Gang Violence Program..............................         [15,000]
    Project ChildSafe..................................            [992]
    Victim's Assistance................................          [4,000]
Offender Re-entry......................................           5,000
Child Sexual Predator Elimination......................          55,000
                                                        ----------------
      Total............................................         537,633
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Any deviations from the above plan are subject to the 
reprogramming requirements of section 505.

             PUBLIC SAFETY AND COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAMS

    Training and Technical Assistance.--The Committee 
recommendation provides for $3,000,000 for COPS to provide 
Training and Technical Assistance to assist agencies with 
developing innovative community policing strategies through 
applied research and evaluation initiatives.
    Bullet-Proof Vests.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$20,000,000 for COPS testing of bullet-proof vests. Of the 
amount provided $5,000,000 is for the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology's [NIST] Office of Law Enforcement 
Standards [OLES] to continue supporting the ballistic and stab-
resistant material compliance testing programs, as well as for 
other technical support related to public safety weapons and 
protective systems.
    Tribal Law Enforcement.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $31,065,000 for tribal law enforcement efforts, which 
is the same as the budget request. The recommendation combines 
funds in this heading with funds previously appropriated under 
State and Local Law Assistance. These funds may be used for 
training, hiring equipment, court improvement projects, and 
alcohol and substance abuse reduction programs.
    The Committee notes the condition of certain Navajo Nation 
detention facilities and urges the Department of Justice to 
take action to address Navajo Nation detention facilities in 
need of repair. The Navajo Nation, with a population of 
300,000, is the largest American Indian tribe, and with a 
reservation larger than 25,000 square miles, Navajo Nation 
public services are struggling to contain crime, which has 
risen to levels many times higher than national averages. 
Adequate detention facilities are needed to address these 
levels. The Department of Justice shall review the state of 
existing detention facilities and the need for new detention 
facilities on Navajo Nation land and not later than 5 months 
after the date of the enactment of this act shall provide a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations on its findings 
regarding Navajo Nation detention facilities and a description 
of actions that have been or will be taken by the Department 
relating to such facilities.
    Methamphetamine Hot Spots.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $85,000,000 to 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. The 
Committee recommendation includes $20,000,000 to reimburse the 
Drug Enforcement Administration for assistance to State and 
local law enforcement for proper removal and disposal of 
hazardous materials at clandestine methamphetamine labs and to 
initiate container programs.
    Pregnant and Parenting Women Who Are Methamphetamine 
Offenders.--The Committee is concerned about the use of 
methamphetamine among pregnant and parenting women and 
recommends $4,000,000 for competitive grants to be awarded by 
the Attorney General to address the use of methamphetamine 
among pregnant and parenting women offenders. Grants awarded 
under this section shall be used to facilitate or enhance 
collaboration between the criminal justice, child welfare, and 
State substance abuse systems. The Attorney General shall make 
these grants available to States, territories, and Indian 
tribes.
    Within the amounts provided for methamphetamine hot spots, 
the COPS program office shall give priority consideration to 
the following proposals:
    Methamphetamine Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention--
Nebraska State Patrol;
    City of Tucson, Arizona;
    Methamphetamine Law Enforcement, Education, and Treatment, 
Alaska;
    Lincoln County Methamphetamine Initiative; Lincoln County 
Oregon;
    Methamphetamine Initiative: Juvenile Outreach and Community 
Prosecution; Clackamas County, Oregon;
    University of Missouri Methamphetamine Family Intervention;
    Chemical Sensor Array for Methamphetamine Lab and Illicit 
Drug Detection (Alabama);
    Drug Task Force, New Hampshire;
    Adolescent Methamphetamine Treatment Program--Boys and 
Girls Home of Nebraska;
    Meth Clean Up and Enforcement--City of Andalusia, Alabama;
    Alabama District Attorneys Association Methamphetamine 
enforcement;
    Integrating Systems against Methamphetamine Abuse--
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
    Alabama Police Chief's Association Methamphetamine 
enforcement;
    Mississippi Department of Public Safety Statewide 
Methamphetamine Policing Initiative;
    Delta/Montrose, Colorado, Drug Task Force;
    Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Task Force;
    Uintah Basin Methamphetamine Project, Utah;
    MoSmart Methamphetamine Initiative, Missouri;
    Missouri River Drug Task Force, Montana;
    South Dakota Sheriffs Meth Hot Spot & Drug Interdiction 
Project;
    Greenville, Mississippi, Methamphetamine;
    Alabama Sheriff's Association Methamphetamine enforcement;
    Henderson, Nevada/DNA Technology;
    Tennessee Statewide Methamphetamine Task Force;
    City of Sioux City, Iowa;
    New Mexico Department of Public Safety Methamphetamine 
Enforcement Initiative;
    Carson City, Nevada, Anti-Meth Project;
    Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff's Department West Metro 
Drug Task Force;
    Methamphetamine Detection UAV, Alabama;
    Boys and Girls Home of Nebraska Adolescent Methamphetamine 
Treatment Program;
    State of Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy for Regional 
Meth Enforcement Teams;
    City of Craig, Colorado, Police Department for the Greater 
Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team;
    Montana Department of Justice Meth Catcher;
    Nebraska State Patrol Methamphetamine Initiative;
    Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, for the Rural 
Methamphetamine Demonstration Project;
    State of Iowa Department of Public Health for Jail 
Treatment Pilot Project in Polk, Scott Story and Woodbury 
Counties;
    District Attorney's Office 16th Judicial District, 
Colorado, for the Drug Task Force;
    Clackamas County, Oregon, for the Methamphetamine 
Initiative;
    Illinois Sheriffs Association for law enforcement and 
clean-up of meth production and abuse;
    Louisiana Methamphetamine Task Force;
    Vigo County, Indiana, Methamphetamine Task Force Project;
    University of Nebraska Medical Center Integrating Systems 
Against Methamphetamine project;
    City of Thornton, Colorado, Police Department for the North 
Metro Drug Task Force;
    Arkansas Sheriff's Association for the Methamphetamine 
Reporting program;
    Marion County, Oregon, for the ``Kids First'' Initiative;
    Hawaii Comprehensive Methamphetamine Response;
    Wisconsin Methamphetamine Law Enforcement Initiative;
    City of Canon City, Colorado, Police Department for the 
Canon City-Fremont County Combined Drug Task Force;
    Arkansas Meth Hot Spots Initiative;
    City of Alamosa, Colorado, Police Department for the San 
Luis Valley Drug Task Force;
    Methamphetamine Educational Training Project at the 
Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas;
    City of Greeley, Colorado, Police Department for the Weld 
County Drug Task Force;
    Kids Hope United, Illinois, for family preservation 
services for meth-affected families;
    GMH Crisis Combating Methamphetamine Project, New York;
    Eagle County, Colorado, Sheriff's Office for the Drug Task 
Force;
    Montezuma County, Colorado, Sheriff's Office for the 22nd 
Judicial District Drug Task Force;
    State of Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy for Anti-Meth 
Anhydrous Ammonia Tank Lock Program;
    Rural Methamphetamine Enforcement and Treatment, North 
Dakota; and
    Washington State Methamphetamine Initiative.
    Law Enforcement Technology Program.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $110,000,000 for the COPS Law 
Enforcement Technology Program. Within the funds provided, 
$5,000,000 shall be transferred to NIST to continue the efforts 
of the OLES toward developing a comprehensive suite of minimum 
standards for law enforcement communications. The Committee 
understands the critical need for minimum standards for law 
enforcement communications equipment and strongly supports the 
standards being designed and implemented by the COPS office, in 
consultation with the National Institute of Justice's Office of 
Science and Technology [OS&T;], as well as the Bureau of Justice 
Assistance. Coordination of Federal efforts is critical. 
Therefore, OS&T; should continue to assist COPS in incorporating 
existing minimum standards into the formulation of this grant 
program.
    The Committee commends the Institute for Telecommunication 
Sciences [ITS] in Boulder, Colorado, for their efforts and 
contributions to the public safety communications statement of 
requirements. Their contributions have been critical in 
addressing issues plaguing public safety organizations for 
decades.
    Interoperable Standards.--The Committee is pleased that 
significant progress has been made in the issuance of standards 
to specify the required functionality for the Project 25 Inter-
RF-Subsystem Interface [ISSI], Console Interface, and Fixed 
Station Interface for land mobile radio systems. The Committee 
directs that funds provided to OLES for standards development 
under this section should be used to complete the remaining 
aspects of these interfaces, including conformance and 
interoperability test standards for each of the interfaces. The 
Committee directs that within 90 days of the enactment of this 
act, OLES shall submit a report to the Committee detailing the 
process to ensure that equipment procured using Federal grant 
dollars complies with the requirements of the available 
standard(s).
    Within the amounts provided, the COPS program office shall 
give priority consideration to the following proposals:
    Tohono O'odham Nation-Arizona;
    Torrance County, New Mexico, Sheriff's Department Tech 
Upgrades;
    Tucson Police Department--Criminal Alien Fingerprint 
Identification System, Arizona;
    Hoosier Safe-T Net Digital Radio System, Indiana;
    Dickinson County, Iowa;
    The CHILD Project, New Hampshire;
    Orem City Broadband Interoperable Network, Utah;
    Austin Police Department Technology, Texas;
    Montgomery Alabama, Police Department Automated Fingerprint 
Identification System;
    Colorado ID Theft Prevention;
    University of Southern Mississippi Rural Law Enforcement 
Training;
    State of Alabama Forensic Science Laboratory Sciences;
    City of St. Joseph Law Enforcement Communications System, 
Missouri;
    Wyoming's Statewide Public Safety Interoperable Radio 
Communications Project [WyoLink];
    Statewide COPS Technology initiative, Louisiana;
    Cincinnati Police Department: Risk Management/Digital 
Mobile Audio/Video Recording;
    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children--
National Disaster Displaced Persons Center, Virginia;
    Rogersville, Alabama, COPS Law Enforcement Technology;
    University of Central Florida--Florida Data Sharing 
Consortium (State University System of Florida);
    Benton Police Department, Kentucky;
    Autaugaville, Alabama, Police Technology Upgrading;
    City of Murray Police Department, Kentucky;
    City of Erie Police Department Technology and Equipment, 
Pennsylvania;
    Cumberland County Public Safety Answering Point, 
Pennsylvania;
    City of Talladega, PD tech upgrades;
    Wise County Children's Identification and Location Database 
[CHILD] Project, Virginia;
    University of Southern Mississippi--Automated Systems 
Project;
    Northwest Alabama In-Car Video Enforcement Initiative;
    City of Henderson, Kentucky, Mobile Data Terminals;
    County-wide Trunk Communication System Project, Tuscaloosa, 
Alabama;
    Troy, Alabama, Mobile Data Terminals/Troy PD Equipment 
Upgrades;
    Emergency Operations Center, City of Jackson, Tennessee;
    St. Clair County, Alabama, Law Enforcement Interoperable 
Security Network Upgrade;
    Gadsden, Alabama, Law Enforcement Technology Upgrades;
    City of Owensboro, Kentucky, Crime Enforcement Technology;
    City of East Point, Georgia, Law Enforcement Technology 
Upgrades;
    Criminal Information Sharing Alliance Network/Idaho State 
Police, Idaho;
    Public Safety Communications Project for the City of Rock 
Hill, South Carolina;
    City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Public Safety 
Comprehensive Information System;
    Henderson, Nevada/DNA Technology;
    City of Kingsport, Tennessee, Community Safety Equipment;
    Center for Higher Learning Indoor Marijuana Detection 
Technology Program;
    Bessesmer, Alabama, CAD Solution;
    Calera, Alabama, Law Enforcement Technology Improvements;
    York County, Pennsylvania, Department of Emergency Services 
interoperable communications upgrade;
    Alaska Public Safety Information Network Project;
    Denver Regional Council of Governments--Pictometry 
Technology, Colorado;
    Public Safety Radio System, Memphis, Tennessee;
    City of Bettendorf, Iowa;
    Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia, Inc., 
Pennsylvania;
    Allentown, Pennsylvania, Police Department interoperable 
communications upgrade;
    City of Philadelphia, Police Department Interoperability;
    Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Emergency Services Center;
    Cameron County, Pennsylvania, Office of Emergency Services;
    Derry Township, Pennsylvania, justice assistance equipment 
and technology upgrades;
    Indianapolis, Indiana, Law enforcement technology;
    Greenville, Alabama, Mobile Data Terminals & Equipment 
Upgrades;
    Dauphin County Emergency Management System Improvement, 
Pennsylvania;
    City of Auburn, Alabama, Police Technology Improvements;
    Jasper, Alabama, Police Department Improvements;
    Luverne, Alabama, Police Department Improvements;
    City of Athens, Alabama, Law Enforcement Technology 
Upgrade;
    Headland, Alabama, Police Communications/Equipment 
Upgrades;
    Beaumont Public Safety Communications Upgrades, Texas;
    Northeast Alabama Regional Mobile Data System;
    Atmore, Alabama, Police Department Technology Improvements;
    Dallas Police Department Technology, Texas;
    Laredo Police Interoperability Upgrades, Texas;
    Midwest City Radio Communication System Upgrade, Oklahoma;
    University of Central Oklahoma/State of Oklahoma Forensic 
Laboratory Program, Oklahoma;
    Arizona Department of Public Safety;
    Louisville Regional Computer Forensics Lab, Kentucky;
    SE Kansas In-Car Video Technology;
    Alabama District Attorneys Computer Forensics Laboratory;
    Southeast Alabama Public Safety Communications Network;
    Bethlehem-Allentown Regional Video Enforcement Initiative, 
Pennsylvania;
    City of Jackson, Mississippi, Law Enforcement Technology;
    Jackson State University National Center for Biodefense 
Communication;
    Phenix City, Alabama, to Communications System Upgrade;
    Red Bay, Alabama, COPS Technology Grant;
    City of Yuma, Arizona;
    Phoenix Police Department--Interoperability, Arizona;
    Demopolis, Alabama, Interoperability Communications;
    City of Montgomery, Alabama, Security Systems for 
Courthouses and Corrections;
    Huntsville, Alabama, Police Department in Car Video System;
    Orange Beach, Alabama, Law Enforcement Upgrades;
    City of Tempe--Interoperability, Arizona;
    City of Tucson, Arizona;
    Johnson County Sheriff Department, Indiana;
    Alabama Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement 
Integrity Program;
    ADPS Digital In-Car Video System;
    City of Mesa, Arizona;
    City of Tempe--Criminal Alien Fingerprint Identification 
System, Arizona;
    Mississippi Department of Public Safety Statewide Law 
Enforcement Technology Programs;
    Hart County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center Improvement Project, 
Kentucky;
    Flathead, Montana, 9-1-1 Citizen and Responder Safety;
    Central Piedmont Community College High, North Carolina--
tech crime scene investigation training;
    City of Raleigh, North Carolina, Police Equipment for 
Continuity of Operations;
    Town of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, communications 
systems upgrade;
    Town of Foster, Rhode Island, wireless mobile data 
communications;
    Slocumb, Alabama, Police Department Technology Upgrades;
    Mississippi University for Women Security Initiatives;
    Uniontown, Alabama, Public Safety Technology Improvements;
    Madison County, Alabama, P25 Interoperable Communications 
System;
    Mobile County, Alabama, Full Frequency Spectrum 
Interoperability Public Safety Radio System;
    Terre Haute Emergency Communications Equipment, Indiana;
    Gulf Coast Communications 800 MHz Public Safety Network, 
Florida;
    Land Mobile Radio migration for multi-agency communications 
network, Alaska;
    City of Springfield, Missouri, Automated Field Reporting 
System;
    Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Department of Public Safety 
emergency communications upgrade;
    Macomb County, Michigan, for the Interoperability Project;
    Windham, Connecticut, for law enforcement communications 
equipment upgrades;
    Northern Onondaga County, New York, for law enforcement 
communications equipment upgrades;
    City of Hartford, Connecticut, for the Public Safety 
Complex;
    City of Bellevue, Washington, for law enforcement 
communications upgrades;
    Delaware State Police Automated Fingerprint Identification 
Center;
    Louisiana State Police for Communications Technology 
Upgrades;
    City of Reno, Nevada, for the Mills B. Lane Justice Complex 
for courthouse security;
    State of Michigan International Border Interoperability 
Communications;
    City of Reno, Nevada, for the Truckee Meadows 
Interoperability Project;
    St. Clair County, Michigan, for the 800 MHz Infrastructure 
Project;
    Salve Regina University, Delaware, for the Digital Asset 
Management System;
    Passaic County, New Jersey, for the Management and 
Information Sharing System;
    Rockland County, New York, for the Public Safety 
Interoperable Communications Network;
    ROC-net in Rock Island, Illinois, for law enforcement 
communications upgrades;
    Milwaukee Police Department for law enforcement 
technologies upgrades;
    Honolulu Police Department Crime Lab Improvements, Hawaii;
    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada, for law 
enforcement technology upgrades;
    Vermont Forensic Laboratory;
    Monroe County, Michigan, for the Interoperable Equipment 
Project;
    Marion County Sheriff's Office, Florida, for communications 
equipment upgrades;
    Nye County, Nevada, Sheriff's Office for law enforcement 
equipment upgrades;
    Westerly, Rhode Island, Police Department for technology 
upgrades;
    Juvenile Justice Information System [JJIS], Hawaii;
    Billings, Montana, Police Department for the Patrol Vehicle 
Project;
    Hudson County and North Hudson, New Jersey, for Radio 
Infrastructure Replacement;
    Upper Peninsula, Michigan, for the Interoperable 
Communications Consortium;
    Kent County, Delaware, for law enforcement technology 
upgrades;
    Flagler County, Florida, for law enforcement equipment 
upgrades;
    Iowa Department of Public Safety for the Cold Case Squad 
and DNA Backlog;
    City of Modesto/Stanislaus County, California, for law 
enforcement technology upgrades;
    Brockton, Massachusetts, Police Information Technology 
Improvement Initiative;
    Vermont Department of Public Safety to advance the Vermont 
Mobile Data and Imaging Project;
    City of Melbourne, Florida, for law enforcement 
communications equipment upgrades;
    Will County, Illinois, for law enforcement technology 
upgrades;
    Downriver Mutual Aid, Michigan, for system preparedness;
    Monroe County, New York, for the Regional Crime Laboratory;
    City of Fresno, California, Police Department for law 
enforcement technologies;
    New Bedford, Massachusetts, Police Equipment and Technology 
Upgrades;
    North Dakota State University for their Forensic DNA 
Analysis Lab;
    City of Temple Terrace, Florida, for law enforcement 
communications equipment upgrades;
    Northern Nevada Area Communications Consortium for the 
Public Safety Communications Interoperability project;
    Arkansas State Police for the Automated Fingerprint 
Identification System;
    FoxComm Interoperable Communications Plan, Wisconsin;
    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, County Sheriff's Office for Digital 
Car Cameras;
    Carson City, Nevada, for the Western Nevada Regional 
Communications System;
    California Forensic Science Institute;
    North Las Vegas, Nevada, Police Department for law 
enforcement technology upgrades;
    Kenosha County, Wisconsin, Sheriff's Department for 
Communication Project Upgrades;
    City of Elizabeth Police Department, New Jersey, for law 
enforcement communications upgrades;
    State of Michigan Criminal Justice Information Network for 
the Next Generation LEIN program;
    Marshall University, West Virginia, for the Forensic 
Science Program;
    West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles Governor's Highway 
Safety Program--integrated Automated License Plate Recognition 
technology;
    Marshall University, West Virginia, for the Computer 
Forensics Initiative;
    West Virginia University Forensic Science Initiative;
    Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland, for forensic 
crime lab improvements;
    Prince George's County, Maryland, for their Interoperable 
Radio System;
    Broome County, New York, for the Computer Analysis and 
Technical Services Unit Expansion; and
    CapWIN Communications Network.
    Criminal Records Upgrades.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $5,000,000 to the National Criminal History 
Improvement Program [NCHIP] for criminal history record 
improvement to assist law enforcement entities in meeting 
evolving Federal and State requirements concerning criminal 
history and related records.
    DNA Backlog/Crime Log Improvement.--The Committee 
recommends $175,568,000 to strengthen and improve the current 
Federal and State DNA collection and analysis systems that can 
be used to accelerate the prosecution of the guilty while 
simultaneously protecting the innocent from wrongful 
prosecution. The Committee directs the Office of the Inspector 
General to conduct an audit of all DNA funding decisions to 
ensure the funds are distributed in a competitive peer review 
grant administration process. The OIG shall also examine why 
significant unobligated balances exist simultaneously with 
significant DNA backlogs. The Committee directs that the audit 
shall evaluate the composition of the awarding entities and 
ensure that these monies are being distributed in a manner 
where all applicants are equally evaluated.
    Paul Coverdell Forensic Science.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $18,000,000 for the Paul Coverdell 
Forensic Sciences Improvement Grants. Coverdell grants are 
intended to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic 
science and medical examiner services, including services 
provided by laboratories operated by states and those operated 
by units of local government. Coverdell grants provide 
flexibility to State and local crime labs by allowing them to 
obtain funds to address their most critical needs.
    Project Safe Neighborhoods [PSN].--The Committee 
recommendation provides $30,000,000 for PSN which will 
centralize the coordination of DOJ efforts to assist 
communities and private citizens in protecting neighborhoods 
against the threats of violent crime and gang-related violence. 
This initiative will provide assistance and programs in a 
focused effort to address crime and violence in adversely-
impacted neighborhoods. Within the amounts provided: $4,500,000 
is for State and local prosecutor training; $15,000,000 is for 
the Gang Technical Assistance Program; $992,000 for Project 
ChildSafe; and $4,000,000 for the activities authorized for the 
support of the National Crime Victim Law Institute and its 
clinic organizations that provide legal counsel and support 
services for victims in criminal cases for the enforcement of 
crime victims' rights. The Committee denies the Department's 
request to further consolidate funding for other programs under 
a single heading and has chosen to continue to fund those 
programs as separate line items to ensure proper oversight of 
the funds within these accounts.
    Offender Re-entry.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$5,000,000 for prisoner re-entry which is designed to reduce 
recidivism and the societal costs of crime by helping released 
offenders find stable employment and housing when they return 
to their communities.
    Child Sexual Predator Elimination.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $55,000,000 for a new national 
initiative to provide grants to State and local governments to 
locate, arrest and prosecute sexual predators. The Committee 
recommends the appointment of an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 
each judicial district as a coordinator to prepare a 
comprehensive, district-wide strategy in consultation with 
social services providers and partners from Federal, State and 
local law enforcement agencies. The Committee directs the COPS 
office to coordinate with the National Center for Missing and 
Exploited Children in developing a program that includes 
detection, apprehension, and prosecution of sex offenders who 
victimize children. The Committee believes it is essential to 
build specialized units in law enforcement agencies across the 
country to attack this problem in a concerted, coordinated 
manner. The grants should assist State and local law 
enforcement entities to specifically focus on sexual predators 
who fail to register, child sexual exploitation and sex 
offenders who prey upon children. These predator units should 
be created in a manner that is geographically balanced and 
levels itself to testing the model in various settings; major 
urban police departments, State law enforcement agencies, 
smaller jurisdictions, and regional groupings of agencies. The 
Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation 
of Children Today Act of 2003, Public Law 108-21 authorized 
grants for Sex Offender Apprehension Programs.
    Management and Administration.--The Committee 
recommendation provides that up to $26,950,000 of balances made 
available as a result of prior year de-obligations may be 
obligated for program management and administration, any 
balances made available as a result of prior year de-
obligations in excess of $26,950,000 shall be only obligated in 
accordance with section 505 of this act. In addition, 
consistent with prior practice, reimbursable funding for 
management and administration costs will be made available from 
programs administered by OJP from the ``Community Oriented 
Policing Services'' account.

                       JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $338,361,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................................
House allowance.........................................     285,739,000
Committee recommendation................................     300,200,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $300,200,000. The 
recommendation is $38,161,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $300,200,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recommendations are displayed in the 
following table:

                            JUVENILE JUSTICE
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Part A: Coordination of Federal Effort.................             700
Part B: State Formula Grants...........................          73,000
    Small Non-Profit T/TA..............................          [9,000]
Part E: Demonstration Programs (2002 Reauth)...........          76,500
Part G: Juvenile Mentoring.............................           5,000
Title V: Incentive Grants..............................          65,000
    Big Brothers & Big Sisters.........................          [5,000]
    Incentive Grants...................................          [5,000]
    Tribal Youth Program...............................         [10,000]
    Gang Prevention....................................         [20,000]
    Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws...................         [25,000]
Secure Our Schools Act.................................          10,000
VOCA--Improving Investigation and Prosecution of Child           20,000
 Abuse Program.........................................
Juvenile Accountability Block Grant [JABG].............          50,000
                                                        ----------------
      Total............................................         300,200
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee expects to be consulted prior to any 
deviation from the above plan.
    Accountability Based Sanctions for Juveniles.--The purpose 
of the accountability based sanctions is to ensure that 
juvenile offenders face uniform and consistent consequences and 
punishment that correspond to the seriousness of each 
offender's current offense, history, and special treatment or 
training needs. The Committee recommends $73,000,000 to be 
available for expenses authorized by part B of title II of the 
act, including training and technical assistance to help small, 
non-profit organizations with the Federal grants process. 
Within this amount, $26,000,000 is for the purpose of providing 
additional formula grants under part B to States that provide 
assurances to the Administrator that the State has policies and 
programs that ensure that juveniles are subject to 
accountability-based sanctions for every act for which they are 
adjudicated delinquent.
    Discretionary Grants.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $76,500,000 for part E programs. Within the amounts 
provided, OJP shall give priority consideration to the 
following proposals:
    Statewide DARE coordinator, Alaska;
    Team Focus Mentoring and Education Program, Alabama;
    Youth Violence Reduction Grant Program, Pennsylvania;
    LOU Angel Ranch, Mississippi;
    Alaska Community in Schools Mentoring program;
    Boulder Options, Minnesota;
    Community Prevention Intervention for Youth--Council on 
Substance Abuse--NCADD, Montgomery, Alabama;
    Granite School District, Project START (Students Taking 
Action and Responsibility Together), Utah;
    Preparing court-involved Youth for Jobs in High Growth/High 
Demand Industries, Ohio;
    An Achievable Dream;
    Alabama School of Fine Arts Community Outreach Program;
    Child Protection Program/Nez Perce Tribe, Lapwai, Idaho;
    Bethesda Home for Boys, Savannah, Georgia;
    Charlotte Gang of One Pilot Program, North Carolina;
    VIVA Hispanic Adult Leadership Outreach Program, New Mexico 
and Florida;
    Crimes vs. Children Research Ctr, New Hampshire;
    Youth Safe Havens, New Hampshire, 4-H Youth & Families with 
Promise;
    BYU--Public Schools Partnership, Prevention Plus, Utah;
    Alaska Safe Schools Initiative Prevention Program;
    City of Gulf Shores, Alabama, Youth Outreach and Drug 
Prevention Program;
    Alaska Mentoring Demonstration Project;
    Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Juvenile Probation Department 
at-risk youth program;
    Friends of the Alaska Children's Trust-child abuse 
prevention program;
    Alaska Youth Courts;
    Phoenix House--Increasing Access to Substance Abuse 
Treatment Services for Texas Youth;
    Texas Team Focus Youth Mentoring Program;
    Alaska Child Advocacy Center;
    Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind At-Risk Youth and 
Families Program;
    Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office Multi-Agency Gang Task 
Force, Florida;
    UAB--CAST--Communities and Schools Together;
    Jefferson County, Alabama, Youth Academy Program;
    Zero to Three for Forest County, Mississippi Youth Grant;
    Central Utah Center for Children and Women in Crisis;
    Ogden City School District, The Curriculum Enhancement 
Project for At-Risk Students, Utah;
    Family Support Services for at-risk youth, South Dakota;
    Shining Star Leadership Program, Alabama;
    Center for Law and Civic Education, Alabama;
    City of Jackson, Mississippi, juvenile justice and 
delinquency prevention programs;
    Oquirrh Recreation and Parks District, Juvenile Outreach 
Program, Utah;
    Mentoring Children of Kansas Prisoners;
    Butte-Silver Bow Youth Project, Montana;
    The Marcus Institute--Atlanta, Georgia;
    University of South Alabama Youth Violence Prevention 
Research;
    Sandy City Police Department Children At-Risk Intervention 
(C.A.R.I.) Program;
    Orlando Regional Healthcare--Healing Tree Program;
    City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Youth Violence 
Reduction Partnership;
    Lee County, Mississippi, Sheriff Department for statewide 
DARE programs;
    Jefferson County, Alabama, Mentoring and Education Program;
    RamKids Project, Alabama;
    Yellowstone Living Independent and Fostering Empowerment 
Partnership, Montana;
    National Child Protection Center at Winona State 
University, Minnesota;
    Vermont Children and Families Council for Prevention 
Programs [CFCPP];
    Go Girl Go, Chicago Initiative, Illinois;
    Public Allies to expand youth development services in 
Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven, Connecticut;
    Shedd Aquarium, Illinois, for the At-Risk Youth Monitoring 
Initiative;
    Children's Advocacy Centers of Louisiana;
    American Ballet Theatre for the Make a Ballet program for 
at-risk youth, New York, New York;
    Bridgeport Lighthouse, Connecticut, for After-school 
Programs;
    City of Hartford, Connecticut, Youth Services Division for 
an Anti-Youth Violence Initiative;
    Zero to Three for Court Teams for Maltreated Infants and 
Toddlers in Des Moines, Iowa;
    Union City, New Jersey, for the Collaborative Anti-Gang and 
Youth Violence;
    Boston, Massachusetts, Youth and Gang Strategic Crime 
Initiative;
    Hawaii Rural Youth Outreach Programs conducted by the YMCA 
and the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii;
    Los Angeles, California, Community Law Enforcement and 
Recovery [LA CLEAR] and Gang Reduction Programs;
    Terrebonne Parish Early Intervention Program, Louisiana;
    Ruth Ellis Center, Michigan, for the Street Outreach 
Program;
    Project Get REAL in Nassau County, New York;
    Children's Outing Association Youth & Family Centers 
Citywide Milwaukee Teen Center, Wisconsin;
    The Providence After School Alliance for the AfterZone 
Youth Anti Crime Strategy, Rhode Island;
    State of Iowa Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning Office 
for Community Based Juvenile Intervention;
    Children & Families First to establish truancy prevention 
programs in Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware;
    Essex County, Massachusetts, Heroin and Oxycontin Outreach 
and Education Program;
    Town of Brookhaven, New York, for the Brookhaven 
Constituent Response System;
    Klingberg Family Centers, Connecticut, for the Delinquency 
Prevention Initiative;
    Hagedorn-Hempstead Initiative, New York;
    McKinley County, New Mexico, for Juvenile Detention Center 
Programs;
    Vermont Treatment Court Enhancement Project;
    Red River Children's Advocacy Center, North Dakota;
    State of Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy for Drug 
Endangered Children;
    Wayne County, Michigan, for the Truancy Reduction 
Initiative;
    La Plazita Institute, New Mexico, for the Center on Latino 
Youth Development;
    Say Yes to Education, New York, New York;
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sangamon County, Illinois;
    Pace Center for Girls JAIS System, Jacksonville, Florida;
    Ohel Children's Home and Family Service, New Jersey, for 
At-Risk Youth and Child Abuse Prevention;
    Coalition of State Police Athletic Leagues, New Mexico, for 
a Gang-Prevention-Intervention Program;
    Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Vermont, for the 
Spectrum One Stop;
    NPowerNY Technology Service Corps, New York, New York;
    Fargo Indian Center, Fargo, North Dakota;
    Chicago Scores, Illinois, for after school workshops for 
at-risk youth;
    Asian American LEAD, Maryland, for the leadership and 
resiliency program;
    Baltimore School for the Arts, Maryland, for the To Work In 
Gaining Skills [TWIGS] program;
    Latin American Youth Center, Maryland for juvenile 
delinquency prevention programs;
    Safe and Sound, Maryland for juvenile delinquency 
prevention programs;
    Montgomery County, Maryland, for gang reduction efforts;
    A statewide anti-gang initiative in Maryland; and
    LA's BEST, Los Angeles, California.
    Gang Prevention.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$20,000,000 for this anti-gang education initiative.
    Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program.--Within the 
funds provided in the At-Risk Children Program (title V), the 
Committee provides $25,000,000 for grants to assist States in 
enforcing underage drinking laws.
    Secure Our Schools Act.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $10,000,000 for expenses authorized by the Secure Our 
Schools Act that support efforts to ensure school safety and 
crime deterrence, coordinated with State and local law 
enforcement agencies.
    Victims of Child Abuse Act.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $20,000,000 for the various programs authorized under 
the Victims of Child Abuse Act [VOCA] (Public Law 101-647). 
Within the funds provided, $4,000,000 shall be for Regional 
Child Advocacy Centers Programs. The Regional Children's 
Advocacy Centers [RCACs] were established through the Victims 
of Child Abuse Act to provide information, consultation, 
training, and technical assistance to communities, and to help 
establish child-focused programs that facilitate and support 
coordination among agencies responding to child abuse. The 
RCACs and the National Children's Alliance [NCA] have 
identified several joint initiatives which include: developing 
centers in under-served areas; support and development of 
Tribal CACs; constituent involvement; marketing; and public 
awareness. In working on these initiatives, the RCACs have 
created programs such as the National Training Academy, which 
trains professionals and multi-disciplinary teams investigating 
child abuse, and the telemedicine pilot project, which assists 
remote areas in investigating child abuse.
    Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $50,000,000 to support States in 
developing programs that promote greater accountability among 
offenders in the juvenile justice system.

                    PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS BENEFITS

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $72,834,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................................
House allowance.........................................      73,828,000
Committee recommendation................................      73,834,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $73,834,000. The 
recommendation is $1,000,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $73,834,000 above the budget request. The budget 
request proposed to consolidate this account within a different 
account in Justice Assistance.
    The recommendation provides $65,000,000 for all mandatory 
funding for death benefits under the Public Safety Officers 
Benefits Program. This program 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 a traumatic injury sustained in the line of 
duty. In addition, $4,827,000 is provided to pay for disability 
benefits to public safety officers who are permanently disabled 
in the line of duty. Further, $4,007,000 is available for the 
program which provides payments for education purposes to the 
dependents of Federal, State, and local public safety officers 
who are killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.

               General Provisions--Department of Justice

    The Committee recommends the following general provisions:
    Section 101 makes up to $30,000 of the funds appropriated 
to the Department of Justice available for reception and 
representation expenses.
    Section 102 prohibits the use of funds in this title to pay 
for an abortion except where the life of the mother would be in 
danger.
    Section 103 prohibits the use of funds in this title to 
require a person to perform or facilitate an abortion.
    Section 104 requires female prisoners to be escorted when 
off prison grounds.
    Section 105 allows the Department of Justice, subject to 
the Committee's reprogramming procedures, to transfer up to 5 
percent between appropriations, but limits to 10 percent the 
amount that can be transferred into any one appropriation. The 
provision also prohibits transfers of funds from the Bureau of 
Prisons Buildings and Facilities account unless the President 
certifies that such a transfer is necessary to the national 
security interests of the United States and also subjects any 
such transfers to section 505 of this act.
    Section 106 makes permanent a personnel management 
demonstration project.
    Section 107 provides authority for the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to use confiscated funds 
during undercover operations.
    Section 108 limits the placement of maximum or high 
security prisoners to appropriately secure facilities.
    Section 109 restricts Federal prisoner access to certain 
amenities.
    Section 110 provides for a report from the investment 
review board.
    Section 111 requires the Department of Justice to budget 
for security details within the General Administration account 
and places the United States Marshals in charge of security 
details for all Department of Justice leadership officials.
    Section 112 requires the availability of appropriations for 
obligation beyond the current fiscal year to comply with 
reprogramming procedures.
    Section 113 requires the Government Accountability Office 
to certify the FBI is using a performance management baseline 
that complies with OMB standards.
    Section 114 requires the Government Accountability Office 
to certify that the FBI has met certain standards to control 
costs related to computer acquisitions.
    Section 115 requires the Bureau of Prisons to execute their 
financial plan as reflected in this report.
    Section 116 requires additional position on the Justice 
Commission to review Federal, State, local, and tribal 
jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters in Alaska.

                                TITLE II

              DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND RELATED AGENCIES

    The Committee recommends a total of $7,129,745,000 for the 
Office of the United States Trade Representative, the 
International Trade Commission, and the Department of Commerce 
[DOC]. The recommendation is $575,273,000 above the fiscal year 
2006 enacted level, excluding supplemental appropriations, and 
$821,226,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recognizes that the Department has highly 
diverse and specialized offices, research laboratories, and 
applied technology programs, all staffed by extremely dedicated 
people. Some of the Nation's top business analysts, technical 
engineers and environmental researchers are employed by the 
Department.
    The Nation relies on DOC to maintain America's 
competitiveness within today's foreign markets, and to promote 
and expand our international trade agreements. Programs within 
the Department continue to protect our businesses' intellectual 
property and maintain a high level of technical standards. The 
National Institute of Standards and Technology, in particular, 
has consistently demonstrated over time the value of advancing 
technical innovation while enhancing our economic security.
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] 
comprises about two-thirds of DOC's budget. It is the steward 
of many of our marine resources, forecaster of our weather, and 
surveyor of our coasts, among other responsibilities. Given 
that the Pew Ocean Commission and the U.S. Commission on Ocean 
Policy continue to criticize all levels of government for its 
lack of international leadership regarding ocean issues, the 
Committee remains concerned about the health of our ocean 
community and future of marine research. The Committee's budget 
recommendation of $4,431,323,000 supports many of the Joint 
Ocean Commission's suggestions on improving our Nation's ocean 
community; $753,188,000 above the Department's budgetary 
request.
    For an agency that constantly serves so many Americans, the 
Committee cannot comprehend the Department of Commerce's 
failure to champion NOAA's abilities. The Committee reaffirms 
its belief that NOAA would serve our country better if allowed 
to stand alone as an independent agency and out of the 
Department of Commerce's shadow of business and trade. The 
Committee notes with disappointment that departmental 
regulations and added layers of bureaucracy dilute the agency's 
budget and stymie its research initiatives, while offering 
little protection from political influences.
    Personnel Expenses.--Throughout this title, the Committee 
recommends funding for personnel expenses, including the 2.2 
percent pay raise proposed for fiscal year 2007, annualization 
of the fiscal year 2006 pay raises and increases, and the 
annualization of the fiscal year 2005 increase and positions, 
unless otherwise provided below.
    Proposed Fiscal Year 2006 Adjustments and Reductions.--The 
Committee recommends all proposed decreases, base adjustments, 
and offsets contained in the budget request, unless otherwise 
provided below.
    Department of Commerce Fiscal Year 2008 Budget 
Submission.--Given the lack of clarity and transparency 
provided in how budget decisions are justified, the Committee 
directs that the fiscal year 2008 budget request for DOC shall 
be a zero-based budget, where DOC shall identify and justify 
every program, project and activity to be funded.

                  TRADE AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

                            RELATED AGENCIES

            Office of the United States Trade Representative

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $44,207,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      42,197,000
House allowance.........................................      46,207,000
Committee recommendation................................      42,197,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $42,197,000 for the 
Office of the United States Trade Representative [USTR]. The 
recommendation is $2,010,000 below the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    The USTR is responsible for developing and leading 
international negotiations for the United States on policies 
regarding international trade, direct investment, and 
commodities. Its areas of responsibility include all matters 
relating to the World Trade Organization, including 
implementation of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade 
agreements; trade, commodity, and direct investment matters 
dealt with by certain international institutions; industrial, 
agricultural and services trade policy; and trade-related 
protection of intellectual property and the environment.
    The foreign policy agenda of the United States is 
increasingly influenced by economic trade issues. This is due 
largely to the growth of the global market economy and the 
pursuit of open markets and free trade. Regardless of the 
cause, trade negotiations and market access for American goods 
and services now represent an integral component of United 
States' relations with other countries. The Office of the USTR 
has become, and will remain for the foreseeable future, an 
integral component and essential interagency coordinator in the 
development of trade policy and American diplomacy abroad. The 
Committee recommendation acknowledges this important role.
    World Trade Organization.--The Committee is aware of the 
World Trade Organization [WTO] Appellate Body's January 16, 
2003, ruling regarding the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset 
Act (Public Law 106-387). The Committee directs USTR, in 
consultation with the Department of Commerce, to continue to 
negotiate within the WTO to seek express recognition of the 
existing right of WTO Members to distribute monies collected 
from antidumping and countervailing duties. The agency shall 
consult with and provide regular reports to the Senate 
Committee on Appropriations on this matter every 60 days.
    Today's business models are complex, varied and global with 
the United States [U.S.] increasingly relying on electronic 
commerce to compete in the global market place. The Committee 
directs the USTR to ensure that any negotiation or discussion 
on electronic commerce in the WTO ensures that no digital 
product or sector is excluded. The U.S. copyright industries 
contribute up to 6 percent to the U.S. gross domestic product. 
The Committee expects the USTR to utilize all phases of the WTO 
accession process to achieve progress on the protection and 
enforcement of U.S. intellectual property rights. This includes 
the bilateral phase of negotiations where the USTR has the most 
leverage to advance U.S. economic objectives with regard to 
physical and digital piracy.
    In addition, the Committee directs that negotiations be 
conducted within the WTO consistent with the negotiating 
objectives contained in the Trade Act of 2002, Public Law 107-
210, to maintain strong U.S. trade remedies laws, prevent 
overreaching by WTO Panels and the WTO Appellate Body, and 
prevent the creation of obligations never negotiated or agreed 
to by the United States.

                     International Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $61,950,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      64,200,000
House allowance.........................................      62,575,000
Committee recommendation................................      64,200,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $64,200,000. The 
recommendation is $2,250,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    The ITC is an independent, quasi-judicial agency 
responsible for conducting trade-related investigations, 
providing Congress and the President with independent technical 
advice relating to United States international trade policy.

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


                   International Trade Administration


                     OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $393,830,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     408,782,000
House allowance.........................................     416,782,000
Committee recommendation................................     413,782,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $413,782,000. The 
recommendation is $19,952,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $5,000,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recommendations, by function, are displayed 
in the following table:

               INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION FUNDING
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Manufacturing and Services.............................          47,328
Market Access and Compliance...........................          39,306
Import Administration..................................          59,367
Trade Promotion and U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service         242,291
Executive Direction and Administration.................          25,490
Offsetting Fee Collections.............................          (8,000)
                                                        ----------------
      Total............................................         413,782
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Manufacturing and Services.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $47,328,000 for Trade Development. The 
Committee directs the Department of Commerce to submit 
quarterly reports to the Senate Committee on Appropriations on 
actual savings resulting from streamlining and consolidation 
efforts.
    Market Access and Compliance.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $39,306,000 for Market Access and Compliance.
    Import Administration.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $59,367,000. The recommendation includes 
$2,000,000 for the Import Administration to continue to place 
and maintain overseas enforcement officers, and to monitor 
compliance with the World Trade Organization and other 
international commitments on antidumping and subsidies.
    Trade Promotion and United States and Foreign Commercial 
Service [USFCS].--The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$242,291,000.
    The Committee is aware of the Business Information Service 
of the Newly Independent States [BISNIS] program's success in 
producing a high level of export and investment results. The 
BISNIS program is authorized and encouraged to develop 
alternative sources of funding to leverage existing resources. 
Funding for this program should be offset via fees, charges, 
collections, recoveries and carryover as appropriate and as 
consistent with the resources of U.S. small and medium-sized 
businesses, acknowledging the difficulty involved in doing 
business in Eurasian markets.
    Appalachian-Turkish Trade Project.--The Committee 
recognizes the importance of trade and investment opportunities 
to the Appalachian Region, and it is encouraged by the findings 
in reports that Appalachian firms could find significant trade 
and investment opportunities, particularly in the energy, 
hardwood, high technology, and transportation sectors, in the 
Republic of Turkey and the surrounding region. In this regard, 
the Committee supports the Appalachian-Turkish Trade Project 
[ATTP], a project to promote opportunities to expand trade, 
encourage business interests, stimulate foreign studies, and 
build a lasting and mutually meaningful relationship between 
Appalachian States and the Republic of Turkey, as well as 
neighboring regions, such as in Greece. The Committee commends 
the ARC for its leadership role in helping to implement the 
mission of the ATTP. The Committee expects the ARC to continue 
to be a prominent ATTP sponsor.
    The Committee is aware that ITA reduced fees for export 
promotion services and trade missions for 2005 hurricane-
affected companies. In light of the ongoing need to encourage 
exporting and assist local businesses with their economic 
recovery efforts, the Committee encourages ITA to find ways to 
extend these fee reductions through fiscal year 2007 for 
companies impacted by hurricanes in the gulf region.
    Within the funding provided for ITA, $13,000,000 shall be 
for the National Textile Center, and $3,000,000 shall be for 
Auburn University for advanced research and development of 
novel polymetrics.
    Offsetting Fee Collections.--The Committee recommendation 
does not include the proposed increase of $5,000,000 for 
offsetting fee collections. The Committee is concerned that 
small businesses can be adversely affected by the offsetting 
fees that have been collected in the past and encourages ITA to 
find ways that ensure all sizes of business can take advantage 
of the services provided by ITA.
    Executive Direction and Administration.--The Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $25,490,000.
    Any changes to the funding levels provided for in this bill 
and report, including carryover balances, are subject to the 
standard reprogramming procedures set forth in section 505 of 
this act.
    U.S. Export Assistance Center Staff.--In light of the 
ongoing need to assist small- and medium-sized exporters, the 
Committee directs ITA to assign one additional full-time 
International Trade Specialist to assist small- and medium-
sized companies to Louisiana and one to Mississippi.
    World Trade Organization.--The Committee is aware of the 
World Trade Organization [WTO] Appellate Body's January 16, 
2003, ruling regarding the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset 
Act. The Committee directs the Department of Commerce, in 
consultation with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, 
to continue to negotiate within the WTO to seek express 
recognition of the existing right of WTO Members to distribute 
monies collected from antidumping and countervailing duties. 
The agency shall consult with and provide regular reports, 
every 60 days, to the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
    In addition, the Committee directs that negotiations be 
conducted within the WTO consistent with the negotiating 
objectives contained in the Trade Act of 2002, Public Law 107-
210, to maintain strong U.S. trade remedies laws, prevent 
overreaching by WTO Panels and the WTO Appellate Body, and 
prevent the creation of obligations never negotiated or agreed 
to by the United States.

                    Bureau of Industry and Security


                     OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $75,030,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      78,582,000
House allowance.........................................      76,806,000
Committee recommendation................................      78,582,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $78,582,000. The 
recommendation is $3,552,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    The Bureau of Industry and Security [BIS] is the principal 
agency involved in the development, implementation, and 
enforcement of export controls for dual-use technologies. The 
Export Enforcement Division detects, prevents, investigates, 
and assists in the sanctioning of illegal dual-use exports.
    Within the amount provided under this heading, $38,869,000 
is for export administration, $33,224,000 is for export 
enforcement, and $6,489,000 is for management and policy 
coordination. These funds are provided to ensure BIS has the 
necessary resources to reduce security threats, ensure 
America's technological preeminence, and improve the recruiting 
and retention of qualified personnel.

                  Economic Development Administration

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $280,432,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     327,167,000
House allowance.........................................     260,441,000
Committee recommendation................................     280,441,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $280,441,000. The 
recommendation is $9,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $46,726,000 below the budget request.
    The Economic Development Administration [EDA] provides 
grants to local governments and nonprofit agencies for public 
works, planning, and other projects designed to facilitate 
economic development. Funding amounts for the two 
appropriations accounts under this heading are displayed below.

                ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $250,741,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     297,467,000
House allowance.........................................     230,741,000
Committee recommendation................................     250,741,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $250,741,000. The 
recommendation is the same as the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $46,726,000 below the budget request. The Committee 
expects EDA to use all available carryover and prior year 
recoveries to the maximum extent possible.
    The purpose of Economic Development Assistance Programs 
[EDAP] is to stimulate employment and increase incomes in areas 
that are characterized by underutilized resources which, if put 
to productive use, can contribute to greater national 
productivity and balanced national economic growth. The 
structural economic problems of various geographic areas, 
though having distinct characteristics, are interrelated. Thus, 
an effective Federal economic development program must 
transcend the conventional conceptions of urban and rural 
development by addressing all geographic areas within a 
framework of national priorities and resources.
    Criteria for area eligibility under EDAP includes such 
general indicators of distress as substantial and persistent 
unemployment levels, low incomes, substantial out-migration due 
to lack of job opportunities and slow job growth. A number of 
additional, more specialized criteria may also qualify an area 
for assistance. Eligibility for assistance may also be based on 
a determination by the Secretary that a special need for 
adjustment assistance exists. This need can result from sudden 
and severe economic dislocation, such as base closures or 
natural disasters, or from a long-term loss of economic 
activity. EDAP provides public works and development facilities 
projects to leverage investments that will create new, 
permanent jobs in distressed areas. Grants are also awarded to 
projects for economic development planning purposes, technical 
assistance and economic adjustment to help areas address 
structural economic changes, and support a range of evaluation 
and research activities aimed at increasing understanding of 
the processes of economic growth and development.
    Given the Committee's tight fiscal constraints, and the 
effort to preserve as much of the base program funding as 
possible throughout the Department of Commerce the $46,726,000 
requested increase for the Economic Development Assistance 
Programs [EDAP] is denied.
    The Committee is concerned about the negative impacts of 
the proposal in the fiscal year 2007 budget request to 
eliminate funding by separate accounts for public works, 
technical assistance, research and evaluation, and economic 
adjustment. By consolidating funding into one new regional 
development account, the Committee is concerned that this will 
leave gaps in providing much needed assistance to our rural 
communities relying on these grants. The Committee, therefore, 
rejects this consolidation, and continues funding for economic 
development assistance programs as provided in the fiscal year 
2006 enacted bill. The Committee recommendation includes 
$155,000,000 for public works grants (title I); $26,655,000 for 
planning assistance; $8,216,000 for technical assistance; 
$870,000 for research and evaluation; $15,000,000 for trade 
adjustment assistance; and $45,000,000 for economic adjustment 
grants (title IX).
    The Committee is concerned by the manner in which funds 
appropriated for EDAP have been distributed to its six regional 
offices. The Committee directs that 30 days after the enactment 
of this act, all EDAP funds shall be distributed to the 
regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chicago, 
Illinois; Denver, Colorado; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and 
Seattle, Washington in accordance with the funding levels for 
each account listed above and utilizing the EDA formula. EDA 
shall notify the Senate Committee on Appropriations in writing 
when all grant funds have been distributed to the regional 
offices.
    The Committee is aware of the exceptionally large 
geographic area served by the Hawaii Economic Development 
Administration office and increasing demands for services in 
the area and recommends continued operation of this field 
office to support promising applications for economic 
development assistance in Hawaii and the American Pacific.
    The Committee is aware of several proposals for economic 
development or adjustment assistance and strongly urges EDA to 
consider applications for the following proposals within 
applicable procedures and guidelines and provide a grant, if 
warranted: Bayou La Batre Seafood Industry Development, 
Alabama; Ben Franklin Technology Partners Translational Action 
Research Boards, Pennsylvania; Bioscience Entrepreneurial 
Acceleration Program, Kansas; Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 
Massachusetts; Capturing Economic Benefits for Oregon, Oregon; 
City of Cleveland Flats East Bank Project, Ohio; City of 
Hermitage Linden Pointe Technology and Innovation Center, 
Pennsylvania; City of Lorain Department of Community 
Development-Revolving Loan Fund Recapitalization, Ohio; City of 
Ashland Water and Wastewater Improvements, Alabama; City of 
Hartselle Industrial Park Infrastructure, Alabama; City of 
Jackson, Thalia Mara Hall, Mississippi; City of Natchez, 
Mississippi; Clarke County Industrial Park, Mississippi; 
Community Clinic in Maui, Hawaii; Dayton Development Coalition-
Regional Strategic Manufacturing Industry Study and 
Development, Ohio; Eastern Idaho Fair Multi-Purpose Events 
Center and Covered Grand Stands, Idaho; Idlewild Cultural 
Economic Development Project, Michigan; Grambling State 
University Catfish Revitalization and Outreach Program, 
Louisiana; Inland Northwest Network Connectivity, Washington; 
Itawamba County Port Development, Mississippi; Lauderdale 
County Industrial Park Site Development, Mississippi; Madison 
County Economic Development Initiative, Mississippi; Malheur 
County Incubation Center, Oregon; Manufacturing and Training 
and Technology Center, New Mexico; Medford Higher Education 
Center, Oregon; Mescalero Fish Hatchery, New Mexico; Metlakatla 
Rock Crushing Project, Alaska; Minneapolis Empowerment Zone, 
Minnesota; Northern Kentucky Center for Manufacturing, 
Kentucky; Office of Tourism Rebirth Advertising Campaign, 
Louisiana; Pearl River County, Mississippi; Phenix City 
Commercial Development, Alabama; Port of Erie Pier 
Reconstruction, Pennsylvania; Prentiss County, Mississippi; 
Regional University Center, Oregon; Rural Business and Resource 
Center in Partnership with Seminole State College, Oklahoma; 
Sandoval County Broadband Initiative, New Mexico; Southern 
University of New Orleans' Research Applied Science and 
Business Development Facility, Louisiana; Sustainable 
Horticulture Center, Oregon; The National 21st Century Plant 
Product Center, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri; 
Thomas More College Regional Health Sciences, Kentucky; Town of 
Bridgeport for Commercial Development, Alabama; Tunica County 
Economic Development Foundation, Mississippi; University City 
Science Center's Project Soft Landing, Pennsylvania; University 
of Southern Mississippi National Center for Excellence in 
Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, Mississippi; Upgrade 
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad's Track, Colorado; Wilcox 
County Industrial Development Project, Alabama; Woodward 
Community Campus, Oklahoma; Alabama A&M; University Community 
Development Program, Alabama.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $29,691,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      29,700,000
House allowance.........................................      29,700,000
Committee recommendation................................      29,700,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $29,700,000. The 
recommendation is $9,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    Office of Assistant Secretary.--The Committee 
recommendation provides no more than $639,000 and five full-
time equivalents for the Office of Assistant Secretary. This 
amount reflects a downward adjustment from the level requested 
by the Department of $128,000 and one full-time equivalent. The 
Committee understands that this office has been operating 
efficiently and effectively at this reduced staffing level 
throughout the year and appreciates the Secretary's willingness 
to lead by example in this streamlining effort.
    Office of Chief Counsel.--The Committee recommendation 
provides no more than $482,000 and four full-time equivalents 
for the Office of Chief Counsel. This amount reflects a 
downward adjustment from the level requested by the Department 
of $241,000 and two full-time equivalents.
    Office of Information Technology.--The Committee 
recommendation provides no more than $556,000 and six full-time 
equivalents for the Office of Information Technology. This 
amount reflects a downward adjustment from the level requested 
by the Department of $93,000 and one full-time equivalent.
    Office of External Affairs and Communications.--The 
Committee recommendation provides $466,000 for the Office of 
External Affairs and Communications. This amount reflects a 
downward adjustment from the level requested by the Department 
of $1,338,000 and seven full-time equivalents. The Committee is 
disappointed by this office's continual and aggressive efforts 
to circumvent appropriations law and undermine the long-
standing accommodation between EDA and the Committee. 
Therefore, this recommendation provides no more than $115,000 
and one full-time equivalent for the Intergovernmental Affairs 
Division, and no more than $106,000 and one full-time 
equivalent for the Public Affairs Division within this office.
    Office of Management Services.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $2,638,000 and 21 full-time equivalents 
for the Office of Management Services. From within available 
funds, no less than $1,322,000 and 11 full-time equivalents are 
provided for the Budgeting and Performance Evaluation Division, 
and no less than $919,000 and seven full-time equivalents are 
provided for Administrative and Support Services within this 
office. It is imperative that EDA have sufficient budgetary 
personnel to provide the most accurate and up-to-date budget 
information to the Department and Congress.
    Regional Offices.--The Committee recommendation provides no 
less than $2,500,000 and 20 full-time equivalents for the 
regional office in Atlanta, Georgia; no less than $2,300,000 
and 18 full-time equivalents for the regional office in Austin, 
Texas; no less than $2,500,000 and 20 full-time equivalents for 
the regional office in Chicago, Illinois; no less than 
$2,200,000 and 16 full-time equivalents for the regional office 
in Denver, Colorado; no less than $3,100,000 and 25 full-time 
equivalents for the regional office in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania; and no less than $3,000,000 and 23 full-time 
equivalents for the regional office in Seattle, Washington. The 
Committee remains concerned by EDA's efforts to reduce the 
number of regional offices and reiterates its commitment to 
continuing the current operational structure with the six 
regional offices mentioned above.

                  Minority Business Development Agency


                     MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $29,641,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      29,641,000
House allowance.........................................      29,641,000
Committee recommendation................................      29,641,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $29,641,000. The 
recommendation is the same level as the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and the same as the budget request.

                ECONOMIC AND INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE


                   Economic and Statistical Analysis


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $79,278,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      80,482,000
House allowance.........................................      79,880,000
Committee recommendation................................      80,482,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $80,482,000. The 
recommendation is $1,204,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    Economic and Statistical Analysis [ESA] encompasses 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 
[BEA] and the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs are funded 
within this account.

                          Bureau of the Census

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $801,863,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     878,159,000
House allowance.........................................     825,859,000
Committee recommendation................................     828,159,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $828,159,000. The 
recommendation is $26,296,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $50,000,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee notes that activities performed by Census 
Bureau that were once a part of the decennial census have now 
become portions of other annualized surveys. One such survey is 
the American Community Survey [ACS], which will eliminate the 
need for a long form questionnaire as part of the 2010 census. 
With these changes, there is also an anticipated reduction in 
cost of the 2010 census while other activities of the Bureau 
are being maintained. Accordingly, the amounts provided by the 
Committee to the Census Bureau are sufficient for the 
activities that are critical to the agency, including its 
primary function, the decennial census.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $195,550,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     184,067,000
House allowance.........................................     190,067,000
Committee recommendation................................     184,067,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $184,067,000. The 
recommendation is $11,433,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and the same as the budget request. This account 
provides for the salaries and expenses associated with the 
statistical programs of the Bureau of the Census, including 
measurement of the Nation's economy 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.
    The Committee has provided funding for the key programs of 
the Census Bureau. The Committee is particularly concerned that 
reports on manufacturing and general economic and foreign trade 
statistics are maintained and issued on a timely basis.

                     PERIODIC CENSUSES AND PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $606,363,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     694,092,000
House allowance.........................................     635,792,000
Committee recommendation................................     644,092,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $644,092,000. The 
recommendation is $37,729,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $50,000,000 below the budget request.
    This account provides for the constitutionally mandated 
decennial census and other programs which are cyclical in 
nature. Additionally, individual surveys are conducted for 
other Federal agencies on a reimbursable basis.
    The Committee is fully supportive of the efforts being made 
to make the 2010 census both accurate and cost effective. To 
the extent possible, funds have been provided to ensure that 
current activities related to the 2010 census are able to 
continue.
    The Census is encouraged to continue its hard work to 
minimize the number of personal visits for non-response follow-
up for all census surveys. This activity is very costly and 
requires limited funds available to the census to be used in an 
inefficient manner. If initial response rates to census surveys 
can be increased, it will provide substantial cost savings in 
the ongoing American Community Survey, other periodic surveys, 
and the 2010 census.

       National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $39,556,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      17,837,000
House allowance.........................................      17,837,000
Committee recommendation................................      39,837,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $39,837,000. The 
recommendation is $281,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $22,000,000 above the budget request.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $17,837,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      17,837,000
House allowance.........................................      17,837,000
Committee recommendation................................      17,837,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $17,837,000. The 
recommendation is the same as the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the budget request.
    The Committee retains language from previous years allowing 
the Secretary of Commerce to collect reimbursements from other 
Federal agencies for a portion of the cost of coordination of 
spectrum management, analysis, and operations. The Committee is 
aware that additional funds will be available for NTIA in 
fiscal year 2007 through reimbursements from other agencies for 
the costs of providing spectrum management, analysis, and 
research services. The NTIA shall submit a report to the Senate 
Committee on Appropriations no later than June 1, 2007, 
detailing the collection of reimbursements from other agencies 
related to spectrum management, analyses, and research. Should 
additional funding be necessary for these critical efforts, the 
Committee will consider a reprogramming of existing resources 
pursuant to section 505 of this act.

    PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES, PLANNING, AND CONSTRUCTION

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $21,719,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................................
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      22,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $22,000,000. 
The recommendation is $281,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
funding level and $22,000,000 above the budget request. The 
Public Telecommunications Facilities Planning and Construction 
[PTFPC] program awards competitive grants that help public 
broadcasting stations, State and local governments, Indian 
tribes, and nonprofit organizations construct facilities to 
bring educational and cultural programming to the American 
public using broadcasting and nonbroadcasting 
telecommunications technologies. The primary focus of the PTFPC 
program has been assisting public broadcasters in making the 
transition from analog to digital broadcasting.

               United States Patent and Trademark Office


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $1,683,086,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   1,771,000,000
House allowance.........................................   1,771,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,771,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $1,771,000,000. The 
recommendation is $87,914,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and the same as the budget request, to be derived 
from offsetting fee collections.
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO] is 
charged with administering the patent and trademark laws of the 
United States. USPTO examines patent applications, grants 
patent protection for qualified inventions, and disseminates 
technological information disclosed in patents. USPTO also 
examines trademark applications and provides Federal 
registration to owners of qualified trademarks. The USPTO is 
subject to the policy direction of the Secretary of Commerce, 
but the agency has independent control of its budget, 
expenditures, personnel, procurement and other administrative 
and management functions. Patent laws administered by the USPTO 
encourage invention, innovation, and investment. The USPTO 
plays a critical role in promoting the continued development of 
intellectual property of the Nation. For established companies, 
new patents improve competitiveness, increase productivity, 
help bring new products and services to market, and create 
jobs.
    The Congressional Budget Office [CBO] re-estimated the 
amount of fees the USPTO will collect in fiscal year 2007 
downward from the administration's estimation of $1,842,966,000 
to $1,771,000,000. The Committee is therefore required to treat 
the CBO re-estimation as the actual budget request.
    In fiscal year 2005, the Committee increased the amount of 
fees the USPTO could collect by $208,754,000. The Committee 
agrees with the recommendation to extend the fee increase for 
USPTO through the end of fiscal year 2007.
    Intellectual Property.--In addition to the examining and 
issuing of patents and trademarks, USPTO works to promote the 
protection of American intellectual property domestically and 
internationally. Under the American Inventors Protection Act of 
1999 [AIPA] (Public Law 106-113), the USPTO is directed to 
advise the President and all Federal agencies on national and 
international intellectual property policy issues. The USPTO is 
authorized by AIPA to provide guidance, conduct programs and 
studies, and otherwise interact with foreign intellectual 
property offices and international intergovernmental 
organizations on matters involving the protection of 
intellectual property. The Committee is concerned by the lack 
of information provided on the progress of the National 
Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination Council 
[NIPLECC]. Funding was provided for NIPLECC in the amount of 
$2,000,000 under a separate heading in fiscal year 2005 and 
$500,000 under this heading in fiscal year 2006. The budget 
request proposes $990,000 for NIPLECC under the Department of 
Commerce's Departmental Management account in fiscal year 2007. 
The Committee questions the ability of any program to be 
successful without continuity within the Department and further 
questions the need to continue funding a program that neither 
the Department of Commerce nor the Department of Justice, the 
Co-Chairs of NIPLECC, are able to adequately justify or that 
has proven to be of any success. The Committee notes with 
disdain that the report required by the fiscal year 2006 
conference report was never received and directs USPTO and DOJ 
to submit a report on the progress of NIPLECC no more than 30 
days after the enactment of this act.
    The Committee agrees to provide the Director the 
flexibility to reduce patent filing fees in 2007 for documents 
filed electronically in accordance with Federal regulation. 
Having granted this flexibility, the Committee directs USPTO to 
provide a report to the Senate Committee on Appropriations 
detailing the cost savings associated with this reduction in 
patent filing fees.
    Any deviations from the funding distribution provided for 
in this act and in its accompanying statement, including 
carryover balances, are subject to the standard reprogramming 
procedures set forth in section 505 of this act. In addition, 
60 days after the date of enactment of this act, the USPTO 
shall submit to the Senate Committee on Appropriations a 
spending plan for fiscal year 2007. This spending plan shall 
incorporate all carryover balances from previous fiscal years, 
and describe any changes to the patent or trademark fee 
structure.
    Hiring, Retention, and Human Resource Practices.--An 
innovation friendly Government depends on an efficient patent 
system. Since fiscal year 2004, the Committee has provided a 45 
percent increase in funding for PTO, including funding to hire 
thousands of new patent examiners. Yet during the same time 
period, the backlog of pending patent applications has grown to 
over 500,000, and it still takes an average of over 2.5 years 
to process a patent application. Meanwhile, the Inspector 
General has received repeated complaints that PTO has allowed 
or encouraged unfair personnel practices. The IG has identified 
these problems as one of the top 10 management challenges of 
the Department of Commerce. Even with increased funding, the 
problems at PTO are getting worse, evidence that what is needed 
is better management. The Committee notes that in June 2005, 
the Government Accountability Office [GAO] recommended several 
steps PTO should take to improve retention of patent examiners. 
The Committee directs PTO to provide a report to the Senate 
Committee on Appropriations, by March 2, 2007, on the status of 
implementation of GAO's recommendations, as well as, additional 
steps PTO will take to improve hiring, retention, and human 
resource practices.

                         SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


                       Technology Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $5,923,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................       1,485,000
House allowance.........................................       2,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,500,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $2,500,000. The 
recommendation is $3,423,000 below the fiscal year 2006 funding 
level and $1,015,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee is concerned that the drastic reduction in 
funding being requested for this office for fiscal year 2007 
will render the Technology Administration [TA] ineffective in 
carrying out its functions. The additional funding being 
provided will allow TA to focus on policy objectives related to 
the technological competitiveness of the Nation in the face of 
increasingly aggressive foreign competition.

             National Institute of Standards and Technology

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $752,037,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     581,332,000
House allowance.........................................     627,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     764,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $764,000,000. The 
recommendation is $11,963,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $182,668,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides that up to $9,450,000 may be 
transferred from the Scientific and Technical Research and 
Services account to the Working Capital Fund, which the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST] uses to 
purchase equipment for its laboratories.
    A description of each NIST account and the corresponding 
Committee recommendation follows in the subsequent three 
headings.

             SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND SERVICES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $394,762,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     467,002,000
House allowance.........................................     467,002,000
Committee recommendation................................     467,002,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $467,002,000. The 
recommendation is $72,240,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and the same as the budget request.
    The Committee's recommendations are displayed in the 
following table with specific increases described:

   SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND SERVICES, DIRECT OBLIGATIONS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Electronics and Electrical Engineering..................          50,819
Manufacturing Engineering...............................          24,481
Chemical Science and Technology.........................          49,726
Physics.................................................          60,118
Materials Science and Engineering.......................          38,961
Building and Fire Research..............................          24,438
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics................          74,786
Standards and Technology Services.......................          18,501
National Quality Program................................           7,575
Research Support Activities.............................          46,809
National Research Facilities............................          67,288
                                                         ---------------
      Total Direct Obligations, STRS....................         463,502
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Within funds provided for Scientific and Technical Research 
and Services [STRS], $16,890,000 is provided for Innovations in 
Measurement Science, $10,937,000 is provided for the 
postdoctoral fellowship program, $6,791,000 is provided for 
computer support and $12,191,000 is provided for business 
systems.
    Finally, additional funds of $9,450,000 are available for 
transfer to the working capital fund for equipment and other 
purposes related to the STRS account.

                     INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $183,624,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      46,332,000
House allowance.........................................      92,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     106,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $106,000,000. The 
recommendation is $77,624,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $59,668,000 above the budget request.
    Hollings Manufacturing Extension Programs [MEP].--The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $106,000,000 to fund 
MEP centers. MEP supports a network of locally run centers that 
provide technical advice and consultative services to small 
manufacturing companies in all 50 States and Puerto Rico. Many 
of these firms lack the technical knowledge and experience to 
implement cutting edge technologies and cost saving processes, 
which places them at risk from foreign competition. Since its 
inception, MEP has consistently been the program that small 
manufacturers could look to for assistance. Whether it is 
assisting with quality standards, or providing strategic 
planning, MEP has delivered the services needed by small 
manufacturers.
    Based on a sampling of clients surveyed in fiscal year 
2005, MEP clients indicated that the assistance they received 
resulted in increased sales of $1,500,000,000; retained sales 
of $4,530,000,000; cost savings of $721,000,000; and the 
creation and retention of 43,624 jobs. These economic impacts 
justify the recommended funding level for the MEP.
    The Committee is concerned with how increased energy costs 
have adversely affected the efficiency of small and medium 
manufacturers. Therefore, the Manufacturing Extension 
Partnership and its clients shall work with the National 
Academies of Sciences to study how small and medium 
manufacturers can overcome high energy costs through better 
efficiencies and innovation.
    Advanced Technology Program [ATP].--The Committee will 
allow for the phase out of activities for ATP. No funds are 
provided in fiscal year 2007 for ATP, and the Committee 
believes that sufficient funds were provided as part of fiscal 
year 2006 under this title to cover all necessary close out 
costs associated with ATP.

                  CONSTRUCTION OF RESEARCH FACILITIES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $173,651,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      67,998,000
House allowance.........................................      67,998,000
Committee recommendation................................     190,998,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $190,998,000. The 
recommendation is $17,347,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $123,000,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation funds the highest priority safety, 
capacity, maintenance, and repair projects at NIST. Of the 
amounts provided:
  --$3,800,000 is for the design and renovation of Building 4;
  --$6,300,000 is for Phase I of designs for Boulder 
        Renovations;
  --$12,000,000 for design and construction for a new guide 
        hall facility;
  --$45,898,000 is provided for ongoing safety, capacity, 
        maintenance, and
  --Major repair [SCMMR] projects at the Gaithersburg and 
        Boulder facilities.
    The Committee directs NIST to provide quarterly reports on 
the status of all construction projects, and to provide an 
accounting of projects obligated in fiscal year 2007 against 
the SCMMR account when the fiscal year 2008 budget is submitted 
to the Committee.

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $3,895,449,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................     204,600,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   3,678,135,000
House allowance.........................................   3,376,867,000
Committee recommendation................................   4,431,323,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $4,431,323,000 for 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA]. Of 
this amount, transfers total $80,000,000. The recommendation is 
$535,874,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level, 
excluding supplemental appropriations, and $753,188,000 above 
the budget request.
    The Committee does not agree to provide annual 
appropriations for the Hollings Scholarship and the Nancy 
Foster Scholarship as requested. The Committee believes the 
funding mechanism set in place by Congress with the 
establishment of these scholarships is best for their continued 
long-term success. Furthermore, the Committee is concerned by 
the Department's attempt to change the authorization for these 
scholarships and directs the Department to address these issues 
through the appropriate authorizing committee.
    The Committee has reviewed the U.S. Ocean Policy Report 
Card issued by the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, comprised 
of the Pew Ocean Commission and the U.S. Commission on Ocean 
Policy. This report is outspoken on the U.S. Government's 
recent efforts to implement recommendations made by both 
commissions. Of the many remarks made by the Joint Ocean 
Commission, the areas of ``international leadership'', 
``research, science and education'', and ``new funding for 
ocean policy and programs'' as they pertain to NOAA were viewed 
by the Committee as being most relevant to making real progress 
regarding the Nation's ocean policy.
    Stagnant funding requests from the Department of Commerce 
show relatively level support in some NOAA programs, and a 
decrease in others, namely eliminating smaller line items which 
have become successful and integral components of NOAA 
programs. The only substantial budgetary increases come in base 
restorations. Though justifiable, these increases hardly 
account for systematic changes that reflect the growing demand 
of ocean policy needs. Overall, NOAA's budget request was 
$15,000,000 less than what the administration requested last 
year, and about $280,000,000 less than funds appropriated in 
fiscal year 2006.
    The Joint Ocean Commission calls for better coordination at 
all levels of government with decisions based on unbiased, 
accurate science. However, when the initial lackluster request 
from the leading civilian ocean agency continues to ignore the 
recommendations of the Joint Ocean Commission and that of the 
overall scientific community, the Committee is left wondering 
how NOAA plans to strategically move forward. Regrettably, the 
Committee has grown accustomed to receiving an annual budget 
request from NOAA that does not accurately reflect the true 
needs of the oceanic and atmospheric communities, and the 
Department of Commerce does little to help bridge the gap 
between realistic needs and bold requests.
    Given the current fiscal demands both at home and abroad, 
appropriating balanced funding for all national science 
programs is challenging. In spite of this difficulty, the 
Committee takes the Commission's recommendations seriously, and 
the following funding recommendations for NOAA attempt to 
restore the agency's operational capacity for atmospheric 
research and build upon the Commission's request to advance our 
Nation's literacy, exploration, management and research of our 
world's oceans.

                      OCEAN COMMISSION INITIATIVE

    After receiving the Joint Ocean Commission's report card 
the Committee requested a more detailed analysis of critical 
priorities for ocean policy reform. The Joint Ocean Commission 
responded June 13, 2006 with a report that included salient 
recommendations and suggestions that this Committee took very 
seriously. One of the recommendations described an increase in 
base funding for critical ocean and coastal science, and 
funding for new national initiatives. The Joint Ocean 
Commission recommends $715,000,000 for these programs above the 
fiscal year 2006 enacted level. Of this amount, the Committee 
estimates $511,000,000 directly apply to NOAA, which include: 
Coastal zone management program; regional coordination; coastal 
and estuarine land protection; National Marine Sanctuaries; 
Ocean Exploration; National Centers for Ocean Coastal Science; 
ocean and human health; National Undersea Research Program; 
integrated ocean observing system; National monitoring network; 
sediment research; Federal mapping integration; NOAA/Navy 
Communication Partnership; regional approaches to atmospheric 
deposition; ballast water research; aquatic invasive species; 
marine debris monitoring; social science and economics 
research; data management software; ocean education 
initiatives; and NOAA Sea Grant.
    Although the Committee meets or exceeds the 
administration's fiscal year 2007 funding requests for all of 
these programs by $385,000,000, the Committee regrets that it 
cannot fully achieve the Joint Ocean Commission's overall 
recommendation at this time given the current financial 
climate. The Joint Ocean Commission's recent report reminds the 
Committee how dramatically underfunded our ocean community is 
given the impact the marine environment has on our daily lives. 
Only through vigilance and honest evaluations will our Nation 
account for its ocean activities, and the Committee encourages 
further feedback from the Joint Ocean Commission.

                  OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $2,730,892,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................     135,200,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   2,592,843,000
House allowance.........................................   2,368,164,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,289,425,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $3,289,425,000. The 
recommendation is $558,533,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level, excluding supplemental appropriations, and 
$696,582,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee is very concerned by the number of full-time 
equivalent positions at NOAA's headquarters and questions the 
rationale of having over 1,200 people in a headquarters office 
rather than dispersing some of these positions into the field. 
Therefore, the Committee directs NOAA to report back to the 
Senate Committee on Appropriations no more than 30 days after 
the enactment of this act on its proposal for shifting 
employees from headquarters to the field in an effort to 
provide improved services directly to the programmatic offices 
and the people served by those programs. Furthermore, the 
Committee expects NOAA's fiscal year 2008 budget request to 
reflect a shift of full-time equivalents commensurate with the 
aforementioned report..

                      NOAA NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $630,506,000 
for the National Ocean Service [NOS]. NOS programs provide 
scientific, technical, and management expertise to promote safe 
navigation; assess the health of coastal and marine resources; 
respond to natural and human-induced threats; and preserve the 
coastal ocean and global environments.
    Under NOS, the National Marine Sanctuary Program, Center 
for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, and the 
Coastal Services Center shall all be elevated to program office 
status. This new designation for these programs will enhance 
service delivery and organizational efficiency for NOS 
personnel and users without creating additional costs.
    Committee recommendations are displayed in the following 
table:

    NOAA NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Navigation Services:
    Mapping and Charting:
        Mapping and Charting Base.......................          43,718
        Joint Hydrographic Center.......................           7,500
        Electronic Navigational Charts..................           6,000
        Shoreline Mapping...............................           2,400
        Address Survey Backlog/Contracts................          31,200
        EEZ Outer Continental Shelf Ocean Bottom Claims.           2,000
        MS/LA Digital Coast.............................           1,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Mapping and Charting................          93,818
                                                         ===============
    Geodesy:
        Geodesy Base....................................          21,729
        Geodetic Survey--LA.............................           2,300
        GIS Base Mapping Project--AL....................           2,000
        Height Modernization Regional Expansion--NGS                 231
         Implementation.................................
        Height Modernization Regional Expansion--North               900
         Carolina.......................................
        Height Modernization Regional Expansion--                    900
         California.....................................
        Height Modernization Regional Expansion--                    600
         Mississippi....................................
        Height Modernization Regional Expansion--South               400
         Carolina.......................................
        Height Modernization Regional Expansion--Texas..             500
        Comprehensive Elevation Project for the Northern           7,000
         Gulf States....................................
        Rapid Forecasting and Improved Response to                 2,000
         Disasters with Spatial Technologies............
        Digital Earth Model--Mississippi................           5,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Geodesy.............................          43,560
                                                         ===============
    Tide and Current Data:
        Tide and Current Data Base......................          24,970
        Great Lakes NWLON...............................           2,000
        Alaska Current and Tide Data....................           3,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Tide and Current Data...............          29,970
                                                         ===============
          Total, Navigation Services....................         167,348
                                                         ===============
Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment:
    Ocean Assessment Program (OAP):
        Coastal Storms..................................           2,874
        Cook Inlet Coastal Monitoring and Habitat.......             800
        Coastal Services Center.........................          19,458
        Pacific Coastal Services Center.................           4,500
        Gulf Coast Services Center......................           3,000
        Point Loma Enhanced Ocean Monitoring Program....           1,000
        CREST...........................................           1,000
        Aquatic Research Consortium.....................           2,500
        Coop Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Enviro            5,500
         Tech [CICEET]..................................
        Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative....................           1,500
        Coral Reef Programs.............................          26,000
        Maritime Center of the Gulf.....................           3,000
        Lake Erie Monitoring............................             500
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Ocean Assessment Program [OAP]......          71,632
                                                         ===============
    Integrated Ocean Observing System:
        NOAA IOOS Program...............................          59,500
        NOAA IOOS Program Administration................          10,000
        Center for Integrated Marine Technologies,                 2,000
         University of California.......................
        Alaska Ocean Observing System...................           2,500
        Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System............             500
        Long Island Sound Observing System..............           1,000
        Central Gulf of Mexico Ocean Observing System...           2,000
        Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing                1,500
         System [Scripps]...............................
        Center for Integrative Coastal Observation,                2,500
         Research, and Education (CI-CORE)..............
        UNCW Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring                   500
         Program........................................
        Alliance for Coastal Technologies...............           3,000
        Center for Coastal Ocean Observation and                   1,700
         Analysis.......................................
        Delaware Bay Observing System...................             500
        Great Lakes Observing System....................           1,000
        Oregon Ocean Observing..........................           2,000
        SURA Coastal Ocean Observing System.............           5,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Integrated Ocean Observing System...          95,200
                                                         ===============
    Response and Restoration:
        Response and Restoration Base...................          16,321
        Estuary Restoration Program.....................           1,000
        Mitigating Coastal Development Impacts..........           1,000
        Marine Debris...................................           5,000
        Marine Debris Removal and Ghostnet-Highseas                1,500
         Driftnes Detection--Alaska.....................
        Pribilof Islands Cleanup and Economic                      7,227
         Development....................................
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Response and Restoration............          32,048
                                                         ===============
    National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science [NCCOS]:
        NCCOS Headquarters..............................          30,000
        Extramural Research.............................          15,000
        Oceans and Human Health Center for the Gulf of             1,500
         Mexico.........................................
        Immediate Implementation of Disaster Decision              3,000
         Support Tools..................................
        Coastal Restoration and Enhancement through                1,500
         Science and Technology.........................
        Environmental Risks Assessment Integrative                 2,500
         Systems Approach...............................
        Oxford Cooperative Lab..........................           4,500
        Virginia Key Marine Life Science Building.......           1,000
        Center for Coastal Response Research............           1,800
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, National Centers for Coastal Ocean            60,800
           Science......................................
                                                         ===============
          Total, Ocean Resources Conservation and                259,680
           Assessment...................................
                                                         ===============
Ocean and Coastal Management:
    Coastal Management:
        CZM Grants......................................          90,000
        CZM Program Administration......................           7,500
        National Estuarine Research Reserve System......          20,000
        Coastal Nonpoint and Community Resource                   10,000
         Improvement Grants.............................
        Coastal Community Assistance Grants.............          20,000
        Marine Protected Areas..........................           2,128
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Coastal Management..................         149,628
                                                         ===============
Ocean Management:
    Marine Sanctuary Program Base.......................          50,000
    Northwest Hawaiian Islands Research/HI Institute of            2,250
     Marine Biology.....................................
    Northwest Straits Citizens Advisory Commission......           1,600
                                                         ---------------
      Subtotal, Ocean Management........................          53,850
                                                         ===============
      Total, Ocean and Coastal Management...............         203,478
                                                         ===============
      GRAND TOTAL NOS...................................         630,506
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation.--For the past 
several years, NOAA has supported ongoing, integrated coastal 
and ocean observing programs as directed and appropriated by 
this Committee. Despite this pattern of annual funding, 
recommendations made by the Joint Ocean Commission, and 
programmatic successes made by NOAA on the subject, the 
administration has chosen not to request funding for a true 
Integrated Ocean Observation System [IOOS] in fiscal year 2007. 
The Committee realizes NOAA is one of many State and Federal 
agencies tasked with developing an integrated ocean observing 
system strategy, but as the leading civilian ocean agency, the 
Committee has always envisioned NOAA to become a global IOOS 
leader. Without resolve from NOAA to move forward with IOOS 
agency-wide, the Committee cannot envision how the Joint Ocean 
Commission's IOOS recommendations can be achieved. To encourage 
this commitment, the Committee recommendation provides 
$10,000,000 for NOAA to establish a national Integrated Ocean 
Observation System data management and communications center at 
Stennis Space Center. The Center should benefit from the 
resident expertise of the Naval Oceanographic Office as the 
demonstrated hub of naval oceanographic data collection, 
archiving, fusion, modeling, and distribution of oceanographic 
products. Existing NOAA facilities at Stennis Space Center, the 
National Data Buoy Center and the National Coastal Data 
Development Center currently provide NOAA quality data 
collection and assimilation. NOAA shall provide a report to the 
Committee no later than April 30, 2007, detailing full plans to 
implement this Center, including detailed out-year 
requirements, for full operation of the Center as the primary 
data management and communication center for the national IOOS 
program. The Committee directs this office to develop a 
comprehensive 5-year plan for the entire agency to fully 
implement a viable ocean observing paradigm for the Nation 
starting with NOAA's own resources and incorporating an inter-
government operating plan and a regional data integration plan. 
Although NOS has the program lead, this plan must provide 
specific future funding recommendation for every line office in 
NOAA. In particular, a sufficient funding recommendation for 
the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information 
Service should account for a long-term plan for data compliance 
between State, regional, Federal, and if possible, 
international systems. Future funding recommendations for 
program partners is also expected so as to provide the 
Committee with a realistic breakdown of IOOS impacts on a 
Federal level rather than the Joint Ocean Commission's vague 
description of operating costs. Given the amount of IOOS 
planning already underway within the administration and the 
National Ocean Partnership Program, this Committee directs NOAA 
to deliver a strategic plan for IOOS no later than April 1, 
2007. To spearhead many of NOAA's forthcoming recommendations, 
the Committee provides $59,500,000 of 2-year funds for the 
office to use or distribute after presenting the Committee with 
a realistic strategic plan. The Committee provides $25,700,000 
for statewide ocean observing systems, and directs NOAA to 
develop a competitive, peer-reviewed process for awarding 
Regional Ocean Observing System grants for fiscal year 2008 
with anticipation of comparable regional funding for fiscal 
year 2008. Within these regional systems, the Committee 
recognizes the need for manufacturing marine instrument and 
equipment is dwarfed by the need for creating system 
interoperability and actual data integration. Thus, NOAA should 
incorporate a plan for assimilating data and information from 
these largely academic regional systems into an operational 
forecast repository useful to the entire Nation. Throughout 
NOAA's portion of this bill, the Committee provides further 
IOOS-related support by including $6,100,000 for Global Ocean 
Observing System; $3,000,000 for the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean 
project and Pilot Research Moored Array in the Tropical 
Atlantic project; $31,200,000 to address the hydrographic 
survey backlog; $6,000,000 for extramural research for grants 
related to Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia forecasting; 
$9,900,000 to strengthen the Tsunami Warning Network; and 
$1,400,000 for Hurricane Buoy operations and maintenance. In 
total, the Committee provides $142,800,000 for IOOS, which 
exceeds the Joint Ocean Commission's recommendation.
    Mapping and Charting.--The Committee recognizes NOAA's 
Office of Coast Survey [OCS] as a critical component of our 
Nation's marine transportation infrastructure, and fully funds 
the fiscal year 2007 request for this office. OCS provides 
hydrographic survey data and updated nautical charts for the 
primary purpose of safe maritime navigation. Since 90 percent 
of U.S. commerce travels through our ports, accurate navigation 
is paramount to the stability of our economy, health of our 
marine environment, and safety of our men and women working on 
the water. More importantly, maritime shipping is growing at a 
larger rate each year with an increase in vessel size and an 
expansion of port facilities. The U.S. military and the U.S. 
Coast Guard depend on NOAA charts for navigation impacting 
their Homeland Security and Maritime Domain Awareness efforts. 
Without support to conduct nautical charting duties ensuring 
our waters are obstruction-free, our Nation runs the risk of an 
increase of maritime accidents with a direct impact to life, 
property and the marine environment.
    Tides and Currents.--The Committee provides funding to 
continue support for the Great Lakes Water Level Gauge System 
within the amount provided.
    Coral Reef Program.--NOAA's Coral Reef Program works with 
domestic and international scientific, private and non-
government partners to conserve coral reef ecosystems. The 
Committee's recommendation of $26,000,000 restores the fiscal 
year 2006 appropriation to allow NOAA to continue mapping, 
monitoring and managing coral reefs as outlined in the National 
Action Plan to Conserve Coral Reefs.
    National Marine Sanctuary Program.--The Committee's 
recommendation of $50,000,000 will promote NOAA's efforts to 
manage and preserve our ocean's diverse natural and cultural 
resources through outreach, education, and, when necessary, 
legal enforcement of prohibitions and regulations. This funding 
level will also support additional site-specific research, 
improvements in resource management, and State and community 
partnerships.
    The Committee acknowledges the administration's recent 
designation of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands [NWHI] Marine 
National Monument as another step toward protecting the single 
largest conservation area in the history of our country, and 
the largest protected marine area in the world. The Committee 
applauds the charge to NOAA to use its expertise to oversee the 
new marine areas in light of NOAA's years of specific 
experience with this vast region, and decades of experience 
with marine and coastal resource management. The Committee has 
long supported research and management in the NWHI, recognizes 
the need to take action in fiscal year 2007, and provides 
$3,800,000 to the National Marine Sanctuary Program to 
implement and execute initial management priorities consistent 
with the needs of the NWHI user community. Although long-term 
management plans are forthcoming, the Committee strongly 
encourages the administration's prompt action, and expects to 
see commensurate support in the fiscal year 2008 budget 
proposal.

                 NOAA NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

    The Committee recommendation provides $813,679,000 for the 
National Marine Fisheries Service [NMFS]. NMFS programs provide 
for the management and conservation of the Nation's living 
marine resources and their environment, including fish stocks, 
marine mammals, and endangered species. Using science-based 
conservation, management, and restoration activities, these 
resources can benefit the Nation on a sustained basis. NMFS 
seeks to build sustainable fisheries, recover protected 
species, and sustain healthy coastal ecosystems and the 
communities that depend on them.
    Committee recommendations are displayed in the following 
table:

    NOAA NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND
                               FACILITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Marine Mammals, Marine Turtles, and Marine Protected
 Species:
    Protected Resources Research and Management Programs          31,000
        Cooperative Agreements with States..............           4,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Protected Resources Research and              35,000
           Management Programs..........................
                                                         ===============
    Mammals:
        Marine Mammal Protection [MMP]/NMFS Activities..          20,000
        Marine Mammal Initiative........................          10,000
        Prescott Grant Program..........................           2,000
        Shedd Center for the Great Lakes................             250
        North Pacific Southern Resident Orca Population            1,000
         [PSM]..........................................
        Right Whale: Cooperative State Plans............          12,000
        Alaska Native Harbor Seal Commission............             150
        Hawaiian Monk Seals.............................             825
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Mammals.............................          46,225
                                                         ===============
    Sea Turtles and Other Protected Species.............           9,000
        Endangered Species Act, Cooperative Agreements w/          4,000
         States.........................................
        Hawaiian Sea Turtles............................           7,500
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Sea Turtles and Other Protected               20,500
           Species......................................
                                                         ===============
    Atlantic Salmon.....................................           5,850
    Pacific Salmon......................................          66,416
    Pacific Salmon Treaty Implementation................           7,000
                                                         ---------------
      Total, Marine Mammals, Marine Turtles, and Marine          180,991
       Protected Species................................
                                                         ===============
Fisheries Research and Management:
    Core Fisheries Programs:
        Fisheries Research and Management Programs......         130,000
        Expand Annual Stock Assessments--Improve Data             32,100
         Collection.....................................
        Economics and Social Sciences Research..........          10,363
        Fisheries Statistics............................          12,800
        Fisheries Oceanography..........................             990
        Interjurisdictional Fisheries Grants............           2,565
        Salmon Management Activities....................          24,214
        Columbia River Hatchery Reform..................             500
        National Standard 8.............................             900
        Reduce Fishing Impacts on Essential Fish Habitat             499
         [EFH]..........................................
        Reducing Bycatch................................           5,000
        Anadromous Grants...............................           2,000
        Center for Ecosystem based fisheries management.           5,000
        Product Quality and Safety......................           6,767
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Core Fisheries Programs.............         233,698
                                                         ===============
    Regional Councils and Fisheries Commissions.........          30,000
        Interstate Fish Commissions: 3 Commissions......             750
        Interstate Fish Commissions: Atlantic                      9,250
         Cooperative Management.........................
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Regional Councils and Fisheries               40,000
           Commissions..................................
                                                         ===============
        Fish Information Networks.......................          22,184
            Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.           2,000
            Alaska Fisheries Information Network [AKFIN]           3,600
            Pacific Coastal Fisheries Information                  3,500
             Network [PACFIN]...........................
            Recreational Fishery Information Network               4,500
             [RECFIN]...................................
            Interstate Marine Fisheries Commission......             750
            Gulf Fisheries Information Network [GULF               4,500
             FIN].......................................
                                                         ---------------
              Subtotal, Fish Information Networks.......          41,034
                                                         ===============
        Survey and Monitoring Projects..................          15,000
            Bluefish/Striped Bass/Menhaden Monitoring:               700
             Chesapeake Bay.............................
            West Coast Groundfish.......................           2,000
            Alaska Groundfish surveys, calibration                   240
             studies....................................
            Chesapeake Bay Multi-Species Management.....             500
                                                         ---------------
              Subtotal, Survey and Monitoring Projects..          18,440
                                                         ===============
        Other fisheries-related projects:
            Long Island Bays Seagrass and Water Quality              600
             Restoration................................
            Monkfish and Migratory Finfish Trawl                   1,600
             Surveys--NJ................................
            Hawaii Fisheries Development................             750
            Southeast Shrimp Industry Fishing Effort               1,100
             Cooperative Research.......................
            Hawaii Seafood Safety and Inspections.......           1,500
            Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction...           1,000
            Hawaii Stock Enhancement Program (Oceanic                500
             Institute).................................
            Large Pelagics Research Program.............           1,000
            Horseshoe Crab Research [HCRC]..............             250
            Gulf States Consumer Education Program/                1,000
             Oyster Fisheries Foundation................
            Scallop Fishery Assessment [MFI]............           2,000
            Western Alaska Salmon Stock Identification..             500
            Wild American Shrimp Marketing..............           8,000
            Fixed Gear Seabed Interactions Study........             350
                                                         ---------------
              Subtotal, Other fisheries-related projects          20,150
                                                         ===============
              Total, Fisheries Research and Management..         353,322
                                                         ===============
Enforcement and Observers:
    Enforcement and Surveillance........................          53,000
    Observers/Training..................................          26,000
    North Pacific Marine Resources Observers Program....           1,500
    Hawaii Longline Observer Program....................           4,000
                                                         ===============
      Total, Enforcement and Observers/Training.........          84,500
                                                         ===============
Habitat Conservation and Restoration:
    Sustainable Habitat Management......................          18,760
        NAIB Conservation and Education Programs........           1,000
        Blue Crab Advanced Research Consortium..........           5,000
        Port Aransas Nature Preserve....................           1,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Sustainable Habitat Management......          25,760
                                                         ===============
    Fisheries Habitat Restoration.......................          21,136
        Connecticut River Partnership...................             300
        Snapper Conservation and Restoration Consortium.           3,000
        Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration--MD...........           4,000
        Oyster Restoration--Chesapeake VIMS.............           2,000
        Lower Elwha River Habitat Restoration...........             481
        Merrimack River fish habitat/land conservation..             250
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Fisheries Habitat Restoration.......          31,167
                                                         ===============
          Total, Habitat Conservation and Restoration...          56,927
                                                         ===============
AK Composite Research and Development Program...........          55,000
                                                         ===============
Other Activities Supporting Fisheries:
    Cooperative Research................................          10,417
        Southern New England Cooperative Research                  2,000
         Initiative.....................................
        Lobster Institute Conservation and Outreach                2,600
         Initiative.....................................
        Northeast Consortium............................           1,900
        Oregon Hatchery Research Center.................           1,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Cooperative Research................          17,917
                                                         ===============
    Other Programs:
        Antarctic Research..............................           1,467
        AMNH Marine Environmental Research..............           1,000
        Chesapeake Bay Studies..........................           3,500
        Climate Regimes and Ecosystem Productivity......           1,900
        Computer Hardware and Software..................           3,355
        Information Analyses and Dissemination..........          18,000
        Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment and                  800
         Prediction Program [MarMap]....................
        National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA]........           8,000
        Narragansett Bay Window.........................             500
        NMFS Facilities Maintenance.....................           3,900
        Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program           7,400
         [SEAMAP].......................................
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Other Programs......................          49,822
                                                         ===============
    Other Projects:
        Consortium for Fisheries and Wildlife Conflict             1,000
         Resolution.....................................
        New England Multi-Species Survey [SMAST]........           3,000
        Science Consortium for Ocean Replenishment......           3,700
        Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric                 2,500
         Research (JIMAR), HI...........................
        Pacific Island Regional Office/Pacific Islands             5,000
         Fisheries Science Center.......................
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Other Projects......................          15,200
                                                         ===============
          Total, Other Activities Supporting Fisheries..          82,939
                                                         ===============
          GRAND TOTAL NMFS..............................         813,679
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Hawaii Fisheries Development.--The Committee provides 
$750,000 for the Hawaii Fisheries Development Program and 
$500,000 for the Hawaii Stock Enhancement Program to be 
administered by the Oceanic Institute for the purpose of 
perfecting the transfer of hatchery technology to the 
aquaculture industry.
    Chesapeake Bay Oyster and Blue Crab Restoration.--The 
Committee provides $5,000,000 to research methods of restoring 
blue crabs, and $6,000,000 for oyster restoration, in the 
Chesapeake Bay. The Committee directs NOAA to provide a 
comprehensive report on the progress made to date and strategic 
plans for the future of these efforts, including performance 
benchmarks and plans for financial self sufficiency. This 
report is due to the Committee no later than April 2, 2007.
    Pacific Islands Regional Office.--The Committee is 
concerned by NOAA's failure to plan adequately for the 
operations of the Pacific Islands Regional Office [PIRO] and 
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center [PIFSC], and urges 
NOAA to scrutinize its internal practices to avoid future 
recurrences. The Committee provides $5,000,000 for standard 
operations and management in order to ensure PIRO and PIFSC are 
able to support the research, monitoring, conservation, 
assessment, and outreach needs of the National Marine Fisheries 
Service in waters around the Hawaiian Islands and the American 
Flag Territories.
    AK Composite Research and Development Program.--The 
Committee recommends funding for the AK Composite Research and 
Development Program for Alaska Fisheries and Marine Mammals. 
Alaska's commercial fishing industry is a primary employer, 
providing 47 percent of private sector jobs, and is second only 
to the oil industry in generating revenue to the State. Two of 
the Nation's top three fishing ports, in terms of highest 
dollar value for commercial landings, are in Alaska. In 2003, 
Dutch Harbor-Unalaska moved the most fish of any port--908.7 
million pounds for a total dollar value of $156,900,000. 
Kodiak, Alaska, was not far behind generating $81,500,000 for 
262.9 million pounds of fish landed.
    The amount and dollar value of fishery resources taken from 
the waters off Alaska are only half the story. The science, 
research, and management of these living marine resources 
provide for sustainable and abundance-based harvests. The North 
Pacific has no fisheries listed as endangered, in part due to 
the constant monitoring and research that this funding 
provides. Alaska's fisheries management requires data and 
research on over 900,000 square miles of ocean within the 
Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska's coast. These funds are 
critical to provide data collection, analysis and further 
resource development of these fisheries in order to provide 
continued economic opportunity for the State of Alaska and its 
numerous coastal communities. NOAA is directed to provide the 
Committee with a spending plan for the funds provided under the 
AK Composite Research and Development Program no later than 30 
days after the date of enactment of this act.
    Pelagic Tagging.--The Committee is aware of the 
contributions of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's bluefin tuna 
research and tagging program to the understanding of pelagic 
populations, and encourages NOAA to continue support of the 
program.

                 NOAA OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

    The Committee recommendation provides $467,173,000 for 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research [OAR]. OAR programs provide 
the environmental research and technology needed to improve 
NOAA weather, air quality warnings, forecasts, climate 
predictions, and marine services. To accomplish these goals, 
OAR supports a network of scientists in its Federal research 
laboratories, universities, and joint institutes and 
partnership programs.
    Committee recommendations are displayed in the following 
table:

     NOAA OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH OPERATIONS, RESEARCH AND
                               FACILITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Climate Research:
    Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes.............          48,287
                                                         ===============
    Climate Observations and Services:
        Climate Operations..............................             800
        Climate Data and Information....................           6,266
        Arctic Research Program [SEARCH]................           1,500
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Climate Observations and Services...           8,566
                                                         ===============
    Competitive Research Program........................         125,712
                                                         ===============
    Partnership Programs:
        East Tennessee Ozone Study......................             250
        Climate Research [UAH]..........................           2,000
        Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote             250
         Sensing (CSTARS)...............................
        Coastal Vulnerability--climate change study.....           1,000
        Drought Research Study..........................           2,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Partnership Programs................           5,500
                                                         ===============
          Total, Climate Research.......................         188,065
                                                         ===============
Weather and Air Quality Research Programs:
    Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes.............          38,000
    Cooperative Institute for the Northern Gulf of                22,000
     Mexico.............................................
    Coordinate NOAA/NSA Severestorm Research and                   2,500
     Development........................................
    Advanced Radar Technologies Feasibility Study--WY...             100
    Hurricane Intensity Research........................           2,000
    Tornado Severe Storm Research/Phased Array Radar....           2,972
                                                         ---------------
      Subtotal, Weather and Air Quality Research                  67,572
       Programs.........................................
                                                         ===============
    Partnership Programs:
        Central CA Air Quality Study....................             150
        UrbaNet Phase II................................           6,000
        Center of Excellence in Science and Technology--           2,000
         MS.............................................
        Coastal Weather Monitoring for Catastrophic                1,000
         Events.........................................
        New England Weather Technology Initiative.......             350
        AIRMAP..........................................           3,800
        High Altitude Air Study.........................             350
        Risk Reduction through Local Weather Forecasts--           2,000
         MS.............................................
        Reducing Wind-Induced Damages from Storms.......             750
        Remote Sensing Research [ISU/BCAL]..............             500
        STORM (U. of N. Iowa)...........................             750
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Partnership Programs................          17,650
                                                         ===============
          Total, Weather and Air Quality Research.......          85,222
                                                         ===============
Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research: Laboratories             20,000
 and Cooperative Institutes.............................
                                                         ---------------
      Subtotal, Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes.          20,000
                                                         ===============
    National Sea Grant College Program:
        National Sea Grant College Program Base.........          72,000
        Fish Extension..................................             990
        Aquatic Nuisance Species/Zebra Mussel Research..             990
        Gulf of Mexico Oyster Initiative................           1,000
        Mobile Bay Fisheries Initiative.................           2,500
        Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Initiative.............           4,000
        National Sea Grant Law Center...................           1,000
        Oyster Disease Research.........................             990
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, National Sea Grant College Program..          83,470
                                                         ===============
    Exploration and Undersea Research:
        National Undersea Research Program [NURP].......          12,500
        National Institute for Undersea Science and                5,500
         Technology.....................................
        Caribbean Marine Research Center................             750
        Ocean Exploration...............................          25,000
        Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Research and                 2,000
         Development....................................
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Exploration and Undersea Research...          45,750
                                                         ===============
    Invasive Species Programs:
        HI Micronesia Invasive Species Program..........             750
        Aquatic Invasive Species Program................          10,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Invasive Species Programs...........          10,750
                                                         ===============
    Aquaculture:
        Marine Aquaculture Program......................           4,600
        Atlantic Marine Aquaculture Center [CINEMAR]....             800
        Pacific Tropical Ornamental Aquaculture.........             500
        Pacific Marine Aquaculture Center...............             250
        Center for Aquatic Resource Management..........           6,000
        West Alabama Shrimp Aquaculture Program.........           1,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Aquaculture.........................          13,150
                                                         ===============
    Partnership Programs:
        Arctic Research.................................           1,000
        Fisheries Infrastructure, Investigation,                   3,000
         Assessment and Improvement Project.............
        North Pacific Research Board--cooperative                  2,000
         research of ecosystems and fisheries...........
        Lake Champlain Emerging Threats.................             500
        Lake Champlain Research Consortium..............             350
        Bio-screening Technology for Imported Seafood...           1,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Partnership Programs................           7,850
                                                         ===============
          Total, Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research         180,970
                                                         ===============
High Performance Computing Initiatives..................          12,916
                                                         ===============
      GRAND TOTAL OAR...................................         467,173
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Laboratories and Joint Institutes.--Of the funds provided 
for Laboratories and Joint Institutes, the Committee recommends 
$22,000,000 to further its commitment to the NOAA Joint 
Institute for the Northern Gulf of Mexico.
    National Sea Grant College Program.--The National Sea Grant 
College Program represents a significant component of the ocean 
education community. $72,000,000 is provided to increase this 
program's proportion of its resources dedicated to ocean and 
coastal education and outreach, as per the Joint Ocean 
Commission's recommendation.
    Ocean Exploration.--Given that 70 percent of the Earth is 
covered with water, and over 90 percent of that water is still 
unexplored, it would seem that gaining a better understanding 
of this unknown environment on our planet would be a high 
priority. Yet, the administration's request for ocean 
exploration, albeit a slight increase from last year, is still 
woefully low compared to the fiscal year 2006 appropriation and 
does not meet the ocean research communities expectations for 
substantial funding. With so many questions still unanswered 
and many new marine systems yet discovered here on Earth, this 
Committee recognizes that adequately funding ocean exploration 
is needed to strategically incite future ocean research that 
will be valuable and relevant to average Americans wherever 
they may live. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and 
ecosystems, and controls the Earth's weather and climate by 
dominating the global carbon cycle and energy exchange. The 
Committee feels the solution to so many of our pressing 
contemporary topics, such as unlocking climate change and 
finding cures for diseases, may very likely be found in our own 
ocean basins. The Committee's recommendation of $25,000,000 
perpetuates a larger increase in funding support for ocean 
exploration, and concurs with the Joint Ocean Commission's 
ongoing recommendations on the subject.
    National Undersea Research Program.--Of the amount provided 
for the National Undersea Research Program [NURP], half of 
these funds are for east coast NURP centers and half are for 
West Coast NURP centers, including the Hawaiian and Pacific 
Center and the west coast and Polar Regions Center.
    Caribbean Marine Research Center.--The Committee recognizes 
the importance of the Caribbean Marine Research Center/Perry 
Institute due to its unique capabilities and facilities. The 
CMRC/Perry Institute marine lab on Lee Stocking Island is the 
most well equipped lab remaining in the wider Caribbean region. 
For over 30 years, CMRC/Perry Institute, in conjunction with 
numerous universities, has produced critical research data for 
ecosystem management, including coral reefs, as well as 
commercial fisheries. CMRC/Perry Institute is providing data to 
help understand issues associated with global climate change, 
as well as developing new drugs using marine organisms.
    Arctic Research.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$3,000,000 for Arctic Research as included in the base program 
budget request for NOAA's Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes, and an additional 
$1,000,000 as reflected in the above chart under Partnership 
Programs. Of the funds made available for Arctic Research, 
$3,000,000 is provided for the International Arctic Research 
Center.
    Advanced Radar Technologies.--The Committee recognizes the 
need for additional low level radar coverage in Wyoming and 
provides $100,000 for NOAA and the National Weather Service to 
work with the University of Massachusetts and the National 
Science Foundation, under the umbrella of the Collaborative 
Adapting Sensing of the Atmosphere [CASA] program, to conduct a 
feasibility study to determine the applicability to 
northeastern Wyoming of advanced radar technologies under 
investigation by CASA.

                     NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

    The Committee recommendation provides $823,567,000 for the 
NOAA National Weather Service [NWS]. NWS programs provide 
timely and accurate meteorologic, hydrologic, and oceanographic 
warnings and forecasts to ensure the safety of the population, 
mitigate property losses, and improve the economic productivity 
of the Nation. NWS is also responsible for issuing operational 
climate forecasts for the United States.
    Committee recommendations are displayed in the following 
table:

   NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Observations, Forecasts, and Communications:
    Local Warnings and Forecasts:
        Local Warnings and Forecasts Base...............         563,422
        Tsunami Warning and Environmental Obs for AK               2,000
         [TWEAK]........................................
        Strengthen U.S. Tsunami Warning Network.........          20,000
        Air Quality Forecasting.........................           5,000
        Sustain Cooperative Observer Network............           1,871
        Hurricane Mitigation Alliance [SUSF]............           2,500
        Susquehanna River Basin--Flood Forecast and                2,000
         Warning System.................................
        All Hazards Alert Broadcast Systems, Washington              500
         Coast..........................................
        NOAA Profiler Network...........................           6,000
        Pacific Island Compact..........................           3,515
        Space Environment Center........................           7,347
        USWRP--US Weather Research Program--THORPEX.....           7,456
        National Data Buoy Center.......................          28,000
        Alaska Data Buoys...............................           1,500
        Western Kentucky Environmental Monitoring                  1,500
         Network........................................
        Vermont Northeast Weather and Wind Data                      220
         Integration....................................
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Local Warnings and Forecasts........         652,831
                                                         ===============
    Operations and Research:
        Advanced Hydrological Prediction Services.......           6,037
        Aviation Weather................................           4,653
        WFO Maintenance.................................           7,316
        Central Forecast Guidance.......................          51,063
        Remote Infrasonic Monitoring of Natural Hazards.           1,500
        Regional Ensembling System for Atmospheric                 2,000
         Dispersion Forecasting.........................
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Operations and Research.............          72,569
                                                         ===============
    Weather Radio and Communications:
        Weather Radio Transmitters Base.................           2,297
        NOAA Weather Radio System--AL...................             200
        NOAA Weather Radio System--Michigan.............              80
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Weather Radio and Communications....           2,577
                                                         ===============
          Total, Observations, Forecasts, and                    727,977
           Communications...............................
                                                         ===============
Systems Operation and Maintenance:
    NEXRAD..............................................          43,759
    ASOS................................................           8,716
    AWIPS...............................................          37,603
    NWSTG Backup--CIP...................................           5,512
                                                         ---------------
      Total, Systems Operation and Maintenance..........          95,590
                                                         ===============
      GRAND TOTAL NWS...................................         823,567
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Next Generation Weather Radars [NEXRAD].--The Committee 
notes that a 2005 National Research Council [NRC] report 
recommended several ways in which flash flood forecasting and 
warning can be improved in Southern California and other 
regions where Next Generation Weather Radars [NEXRAD] are sited 
in complex terrain. The Committee directs NOAA to report by 
April 6, 2007, on steps taken to address the NRC's 
recommendations and to improve low-level storm detection in 
Southern California. The Committee expects NWS and the Office 
of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research [OAR] to cooperate on this 
report.

  NOAA NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE, DATA, AND INFORMATION SERVICE

    The Committee recommendation provides $163,197,000 for 
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service 
[NESDIS]. NESDIS programs operate environmental polar-orbiting 
and geostationary satellites and collect and archive global 
environmental data and information for distribution to users in 
commerce, industry, agriculture, science and engineering, the 
general public, and Federal, State, and local agencies.
    Committee recommendations are displayed in the following 
table:

   NOAA NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE, DATA AND INFORMATION SERVICE
                  OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Environmental Satellite Observing Systems:
    Satellite Command and Control Base..................          36,257
    NSOF Operations.....................................           7,531
    Product Processing and Distribution.................          27,270
    Product Development, Readiness and Application......          16,915
    Product Development, Readiness and Application                 3,861
     (Ocean Remote Sensing).............................
    Coral Reef Monitoring...............................             737
    Joint Center/Accelerate Use of Satellites...........           3,258
    Commercial Remote Sensing Licensing and Enforcement.           1,240
    Office of Space Commercialization...................             601
                                                         ---------------
      Total, Environmental Satellite Observing Systems..          97,670
                                                         ===============
Data Centers and Information Services:
    Archive, Access and Assessment:
        Archive, Access and Assessment..................          35,315
        Maryland........................................           5,500
        Kentucky........................................           1,361
        North Carolina..................................             275
        West Virginia...................................           1,434
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Archive, Access and Assessment......          43,885
                                                         ===============
    Data and Climate Centers:
        Coastal Data Development........................           4,546
        Center for the Application of Information                  2,500
         Technology and Remote Sensing Science..........
        Regional Climate Centers........................             250
        International Pacific Research Center (U of HI].           2,000
        Integrated Data and Environmental Applications             3,000
         [IDEA] Center..................................
        Environmental Data Systems Modernization........           9,346
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Data and Climate Centers............          21,642
                                                         ===============
          Total, Data Centers and Information Services..          65,527
                                                         ===============
          GRAND TOTAL NESDIS............................         163,197
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Data and Climate Centers.--The Committee encourages NOAA to 
continue to coordinate its climate data management and archival 
activities for the Western Pacific Region with the ongoing 
efforts of the University of Hawaii's Asia-Pacific Data-
Research Center. The Committee is also encouraged by NOAA's 
responsiveness in establishing the NOAA Integrated Data and 
Environmental Applications Center to address environmental data 
and information requirements in the Pacific, and strongly urges 
NOAA to finish formalization of the Center.

                       NOAA-WIDE PROGRAM SUPPORT

    The Committee recommendation provides $386,303,000 for 
NOAA-wide program support. These programs provide for overall 
NOAA management, including staffing of the Under Secretary's 
office and services to NOAA and DOC field offices through the 
regional Administrative Support Centers. These programs also 
support NOAA's Education Office consistent with the 
recommendations of the Ocean Commission. The Facilities sub-
activity provides for repair and maintenance to existing 
facilities; facilities planning and design; and environmental 
compliance. The Office of Marine and Aviation Operations 
provides aircraft and marine data acquisition, repair, and 
maintenance of the existing fleet, planning of future 
modernization, and technical and management support for NOAA-
wide activities through the NOAA Commissioned Corps.
    Committee recommendations are displayed in the following 
table:

      NOAA WIDE PROGRAM SUPPORT OPERATIONS, RESEARCH AND FACILITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Corporate Services:
    Under Secretary and Associate Offices Base..........          29,287
    NOAA Wide Corporate Services and Agency Management..         114,340
    Commerce Business Solutions.........................           9,900
    Payment to the DOC Working Capitol Fund.............          34,425
    Planning, Programming, and Integration..............           1,800
    IT Security.........................................           2,000
                                                         ---------------
      Total, Corporate Services.........................         191,752
                                                         ===============
NOAA Education Program:
    NOAA Education Program/Education Initiative.........          10,000
    Watershed Education Experience Initiative, Anacostia             150
     Watershed Society..................................
    JASON Education and Outreach........................           2,500
    BWET Chesapeake Bay.................................           4,250
    BWET Hawaii.........................................           1,500
    Educational Partnership Program/Minority Serving              14,212
     Institutions [EPPMSI]..............................
    Hawaii Humpback Education Program...................           1,250
    Aliance Education Program for the Gulf of Mexico....           3,000
    Narragansett Bay Marine Education (Save the Bay)....           1,000
                                                         ---------------
      Total, NOAA Education Program.....................          37,862
                                                         ===============
Facilitites:
    NOAA Facilities Management and Construction and               14,444
     Safety.............................................
    Boulder Facilities Operations.......................           4,400
    Environmental Compliance and Safety.................           4,000
                                                         ---------------
      Total, Facilities.................................          22,844
                                                         ===============
Marine Operations and Maintenance:
    Aviation Services...................................          19,227
    Operational Differential for NOAA Ships.............           4,500
    Marine Data Acquisition.............................          91,667
    UNOLS...............................................           1,000
    Direct to Sailor Satellite Service for HIIALAKAI and             300
     OSCAR ELTON SETTE..................................
    Fleet Planning and Maintenance......................          17,151
                                                         ---------------
      Total, Marine Operations and Maintenance..........         133,845
                                                         ===============
      GRAND TOTAL PS....................................         386,303
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    NOAA Education Program.--The Committee provides $37,862,000 
for education programs, $18,550,000 above the budget request. 
The Joint Ocean Commission continues to highlight the need for 
ocean literacy and broaden young people's awareness of ocean 
issues that affect their daily lives. NOAA has established a 
successful track record of engaging all levels of the education 
community to send a clear, consistent message on ocean science 
using different media and methods tailored to individual 
community needs. This Committee encourages NOAA to develop a 
coherent plan for enhancing ocean education, and create formal, 
viable partnerships with the National Science Foundation and 
the U.S. Navy. Within its plan, the Committee directs NOAA to 
create ways for promoting diversity in the ocean-related 
workforce. Furthermore, the Committee includes bill language 
providing authority for the NOAA Administrator to carry out 
education programs related to NOAA's mission. Within the funds 
provided for the Chesapeake Bay B-WET program, $750,000 is for 
the Chesapeake Bay Leadership Institute.
    Facilities Review.--The Committee directs NOAA to undergo a 
facilities review in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, 
develop a plan to consolidate facilities in the region and 
provide a report on this subject to the Committee no later than 
March 1, 2007. The Committee understands that NOAA has numerous 
facilities throughout the region and the Committee believes 
NOAA would benefit from consolidating these facilities into one 
central location. As part of this review, the Committee directs 
NOAA to work with the City of Norfolk to develop a plan to 
transfer the NOAA property in the Fort Norfolk redevelopment 
area to the city as soon as it is practicableand in a manner 
that satisfies NOAA's operational requirements in the Hampton 
Roads region.
    Marine Operations and Maintenance.--The number of officers 
authorized to serve within the ranks of the NOAA Commissioned 
Officer Corps shall increase from 299 to 321. The Committee's 
recommendation under Data Acquisitions accounts for this 
adjustment in personnel.
    E-Government.--The Committee recommendation does not 
include funding to implement E-Government initiatives.
    Working Capital Fund.--The Committee has continued to 
recommend appropriations for NOAA and Commerce Department 
corporate costs under ``NOAA-wide Program Support''. The 
Committee disapproves of the practice of allocating, or 
``tithing'', corporate costs across programs, projects, and 
activities.

               PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $1,109,919,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................      69,400,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   1,024,467,000
House allowance.........................................     996,703,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,057,898,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $1,057,898,000. The 
recommendation is $52,021,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level, excluding supplemental appropriations, and 
$33,431,000 above the budget request.
    Committee recommendations are displayed in the following 
table:

             NOAA PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NOAA National Ocean Service:
    Coastal and Estuarine Land Protection Program:
        Maquoit Bay.....................................           1,450
        Center Hill Beach...............................           2,250
        Pee Dee.........................................           3,000
        Seven Mile Point................................             948
        Jenner Headlands................................           2,850
        East River Corridor Protection..................           3,000
        Village of Bratenahl............................             700
        Delaware Bayshore/Cohansey River/Streep.........           2,000
        Blackbird Creek NEER/Eagles Nest Road Area......           3,000
        Savannah........................................           3,000
        Port Clinton Waterfront.........................             875
        Stockton Harbor.................................             410
        Blackbird Creek/DNEER Core Area Headwaters......           2,667
        Fort Stevens Acquisition........................           3,000
        Hidden Lake.....................................             400
        Altamaha River Sand Ridges......................           3,000
        Red Hills Big Flat Creek........................           3,000
        Big Rock Point..................................           3,000
        South Topsail...................................           2,900
        Apponagansett Bay/Weinshel Farm, Dartmouth......           3,000
        Escatawpa River Longleaf Hills Ecological Area..           3,000
        Coastal Headlands Project.......................           2,700
        McKendall Open Space............................             750
        Jamestown.......................................           1,200
        Salmon Falls Headwaters.........................             950
        Church's Point..................................             400
        Hawaii..........................................           2,000
        Herring River...................................           1,500
        Elmer's Island..................................           1,750
        Westwind........................................             350
        Mill River......................................           3,000
        Firelands.......................................           1,200
        Smuggler's Slough...............................           1,000
        Chesapeake Bay..................................           1,800
        Potters Creek...................................           1,000
        Wolf River Corridor.............................           2,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Coastal and Estuarine Land                    69,050
           Protection Program...........................
                                                         ===============
    NERRS Acquisition/Construction:
        National Estuarine Research Reserve Construction          15,000
         and Land Acquisition...........................
        Weeks Bay Reserve...............................           2,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, NERRS Acquisition/Construction......          17,000
                                                         ===============
    Marine Sanctuaries Construction/Acquisition:
        Marine Sanctuaries Construction Base............           5,500
        Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exhibit...           1,000
        Gulf of Farralones Exhibit......................             750
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Marine Sanctuary Construction/                 7,250
           Acquisition..................................
                                                         ===============
    Other NOS Construction/Acquisition:
        Gulf Coast Marine Aquaculture Laboratory........           9,000
        Dauphin Island Coastal Protection Project.......           2,500
        Great Bay Partnership...........................           5,300
        Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center.........          20,000
        Penobscot River Restoration.....................             200
        Science Center Building, Stennis................          14,500
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Other NOS Construction/Acquisition..          51,500
                                                         ===============
          Total, National Ocean Service--PAC............         144,800
                                                         ===============
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research:
    Systems Acquisition/Construction:
        Barrow Arctic Research Center...................           8,000
        Research Supercomputing/CCRI....................          10,379
                                                         ---------------
          Total, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research--PAC..          18,379
                                                         ===============
National Weather Service:
    Systems Acquisition:
        ASOS............................................           3,935
        AWIPS...........................................          12,764
        NEXRAD..........................................           8,376
        NWSTG Legacy Replacement........................             495
        Radiosonde Network Replacement..................           4,014
        Weather and Climate Supercomputing..............          19,092
        Weather and Climate Supercomputing Back-up......           7,077
        Cooperative Observer Network Modernization                 4,234
         [NERON]........................................
        Strengthen U.S. Tsunami Warning Network.........           1,030
        Complete and Sustain NOAA Weather Radio.........           5,594
        Valapariso University's Meteorology Program.....           1,000
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, NWS Systems Acquisition.............          67,611
                                                         ===============
    Construction:
        WFO Construction................................          12,504
        Center for Weather and Climate Prediction [NCEP]          22,900
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, NWS Construction....................          35,404
                                                         ===============
          Total, National Weather Service--[PAC]........         103,015
                                                         ===============
NESDIS:
    Systems Acquisition and Construction:
        Geostationary Systems [GOES]....................         425,107
        Polar Orbiting Systems [POES]...................          89,906
        Polar Orbiting Systems [NPOESS].................         187,870
        EOS and Advanced Polar Data Processing,                      990
         Distribution and Archiving Systems.............
        CIP--single point of failure....................           2,772
        Comprehensive Large Array Data Stewardship                 6,476
         System [CLASS].................................
        NPOESS Preparatory Data Exploration.............           4,455
        Satellite CDA Facility..........................           2,228
                                                         ---------------
          Total, NESDIS--PAC............................         719,804
                                                         ===============
Program Support:
    Construction:
        NOAA Pacific Regional Facility..................          20,000
        National Data Management and Communications               10,000
         Center, Stennis................................
                                                         ---------------
          Subtotal, Construction........................          30,000
                                                         ===============
OMAO Fleet Replacement:
    Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull Vessel [SWATH]......           5,600
    Upgrades: Oscar Dyson/Fairweather...................           7,000
    Fisheries Survey Vessel #3..........................           7,235
    Fisheries Survey Vessel #4..........................           6,600
    Fisheries Survey Vessel #5, Shallow Draft Design....           1,500
    Fisheries Survey Vessel Calibration.................           3,500
    Hydro Survey Launch Construction....................           2,400
    Temporary Berthing for HENRY B. BIGELOW.............           1,000
    Ocean Exploration Vessel............................           7,065
                                                         ---------------
      Subtotal, OMAO Fleet Replacement..................          41,900
                                                         ===============
      Total, Program Support--PAC.......................          71,900
                                                         ===============
      GRAND TOTAL PAC...................................       1,057,898
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Coastal and Estuarine Land Protection.--The Committee 
appreciates NOAA providing a list of projects that are ready 
and eligible for funding under the Coastal and Estuarine Land 
Protection [CELP] as requested in the fiscal year 2006 
conference report. The Committee recommendation provides 
sufficient funding for the top 20 projects listed on NOAA's 
priority list, and also includes funding for other projects. 
The Committee has included bill language specifying the 
purposes of certain grants for previous fiscal year 
appropriations. Of the overall funding provided for CELP 
projects, no more than 2 percent shall be used by program 
management to administer the program. The Committee directs 
NOAA to continue to work closely with the States to provide a 
similar prioritized list on an annual basis, no later than 
April 1. Overall, the Committee feels the project proposal 
criteria was appropriate, though the Committee is concerned 
that some projects were prematurely deemed ineligible and not 
sent out for review, and that the requirements for matching 
funds were not clearly stated.
    National Marine Fisheries Service.--The Committee 
understands the National Marine Fisheries Service's desire to 
redevelop its Mukilteo research station. This research station 
has been recognized as a vital component of NMFS research for 
over 30 years, particularly for scientific issues relating to 
salmon, groundfish, marine toxicology and harmful algal bloom. 
The Committee directs NOAA to prepare, by September 30, 2007, a 
preliminary conceptual report on the redevelopment of this 
site, complete with a plan to include funding for this project 
in future budget requests.
    Polar Orbiting Systems--NPOESS.--This joint NOAA, National 
Aeronautic and Space Administration and Department of Defense 
[DOD] program has been mismanaged, resulting in a cost overrun 
of billions of dollars, and delay of satellite service by at 
least 2 years. Poor agency oversight triggered a Nunn-McCurdy 
breach for DOD contracts, a Department of Commerce [DOC] 
Inspector General investigation and a Government Accountability 
Office review. These reports all reflect poorly upon senior 
NOAA management and have eroded the Committee's confidence in 
the agency to effectively execute large-scale, multi-year 
contracts. Despite NOAA's current efforts to remedy this 
situation, the agency stated in its response to DOC's Inspector 
General that the report does not adequately recognize DOD's 
role in administering the award contract, essentially stating 
that, as an Air Force contract, NOAA was limited in its 
management of a contract that was subject to DOD policies and 
procedures. Yet, this Committee feels that as a member of the 
tri-agency executive committee and a direct recipient of 
appropriated funds for this project, NOAA is not absolved of 
its duty to this Committee or the taxpayers to provide 
responsible oversight and competent participation in any of its 
partnership programs. The Committee made exceptional note of 
DOD's procedures and policies, of which the Nunn-McCurdy 
provision is exclusive to this Department. If not for DOD, this 
Committee wonders at what point NOAA would have acted on its 
own to report the cost over runs and conduct its own 
recertification. To date, the overall program costs have grown 
from the original figure of $7,400,000,000 to $11,100,000,000. 
Despite this increase, the program is experiencing a decrease 
in sensor capability, and a reduction of planned satellites; 
relying on European partners to cover gaps in our Nation's 
coverage. The Committee recognizes the severe importance of the 
NPOESS program to this county, but given NOAA's history of 
passive oversight and the fact that costs have grown with a 
decline in future capabilities, the Committee is compelled to 
reduce funding because a poorly managed program will never 
achieve its goals. Furthermore, as a result of the NPOESS 
debacle, the Committee is forced to question the management of 
other larger scale NOAA projects, such as the GOES satellite 
project, and wonders how or when NOAA would notify Congress if 
cost overruns existed elsewhere. Therefore, the impacts of the 
NPOESS reviews extend beyond this one program, and will affect 
current and future contracts as noted in section 208 of this 
bill. The Committee also directs the Department to utilize 
funds appropriated under this heading to contract with a 
nonprofit research organization to conduct a cost and 
operational effectiveness analysis of NPOESS incorporating all 
available alternatives. Of the funds provided for NPOESS, 
$100,000,000 shall not be available for obligation until the 
above mentioned report is received by Congress.
    NOAA Ships.--The Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull Vessel 
[SWATH] survey vessel is critical to our Nation's charting 
research, and this construction contract needs to be completed 
as soon as possible. The Committee's recommendation of 
$5,600,000 accounts for unforeseen cost increases for new 
construction projects resulting from last year's hurricane 
season. The Committee prohibits NOAA from rescinding any funds 
from this account, and encourages the agency to efficiently and 
expeditiously complete this contract.
    The Committee's recommendation provides $7,065,000 for 
further conversion and outfitting of NOAA's vessel of 
exploration. The Committee realizes that the fiscal year 2005 
appropriation and ship allocation was an initial phase in the 
conversion process of this former U.S. Navy ship, and that in 
order for the ship to be fully capable of its intended purpose, 
further outfitting is needed.
    Hurricane Hunter Jet Aircraft.--NOAA's high-technology 
Hurricane Hunter Jet Aircraft, added by the Congress in the 
mid-1990's, is a one of a kind aircraft enabling forecasters to 
improve hurricane tracking and landfall predictions on the 
order of 20 percent. The NOAA Hurricane Hunter Jet Aircraft 
data saves lives and dollars; however, there are no other high-
flying, high-technology jet aircraft in NOAA's hurricane 
forecasting inventory. The Committee is concerned that this is 
a single point of weakness for the National Hurricane Center's 
ability to track forecast improvements and this weakness was 
highlighted in testimony before the Senate Committee on 
Commerce, Science and Transportation on September 20, 2005. The 
Committee directs NOAA to provide, within 90 days of enactment 
of this act, a detailed cost estimate for an additional high-
technology Hurricane Hunter Jet Aircraft to mitigate against 
future losses of life and property caused by hurricanes.
    Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $20,000,000 for the establishment of a 
NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center (``Center'') in 
order for the National Ocean Service [NOS] to better respond to 
severe weather events. The Center shall house and consolidate 
the NOS National Response Teams, NOS Response and Restoration, 
NOS Damage Assessment and others at the Maritime Center for the 
gulf.
    Pacific Marine Operations Center.--The Committee is aware 
of a recent fire in Seattle, Washington, that damaged or 
destroyed several NOAA facilities located on Lake Union, 
including buildings, docks and NOAA ships that service the 
Pacific region. The Committee directs NOAA to submit to the 
Senate Committee on Appropriations a full assessment of the 
damage, loss of capability, and estimated replacement costs for 
NOAA's damaged assets as soon as it can be determined.

                  PACIFIC COASTAL SALMON RECOVERY FUND

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $66,638,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      66,825,000
House allowance.........................................      20,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      90,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $90,000,000 for the 
Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. The recommendation is 
$23,362,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and 
$23,175,000 above the budget request.
    Within the funding for this account, the Committee 
recommendation provides: $22,000,000 for the State of Alaska; 
$10,000,000 for the State of California; $4,000,000 for the 
State of Idaho; $10,000,000 for the State of Oregon; 
$25,000,000 for the State of Washington; $2,000,000 for the 
Columbia River tribes; $7,000,000 for the Pacific Coast tribes; 
and $10,000,000 to assist fishermen, fish processors and 
related businesses supporting the fishing industry in Oregon, 
California, and Washington impacted by the Klamath River basin 
disaster.
    With respect to the amounts for Alaska, the following 
projects are eligible for funding: the Arctic Yukon-Kuskokwim 
Sustainable Salmon initiative; the Cook Inlet Fishing Community 
Assistance Program; the Yukon River Drainage Association; 
Coffman Cove king salmon; the United Fishermen of Alaska's 
subsistence program; restoration of salmon fisheries in 
Anchorage at Ship Creek, Chester Creek, and Campbell Creek, 
including habitat restoration and facilities; Alaska Village 
Initiatives to enhance salmon stocks; the Bristol Bay Science 
and Research Institute; the Alaska Fisheries Development 
Foundation; the Alaska SeaLife Center to restore salmon runs in 
Resurrection Bay; the Southeast Revitalization Association for 
implementation of its fleet stabilization program; and funding 
for the Kenai River.

                      COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $2,962,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................       3,000,000
House allowance.........................................       3,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,000,000

    The recommendation includes requested language allowing not 
to exceed $3,000,000 collected pursuant to the Coastal Zone 
Management Act to be transferred to the ``Operations, Research 
and Facilities'' account to offset the costs of implementing 
that act.

                   FISHERIES FINANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2006....................................        $287,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................................
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................................

    Language is included designating a total principal amount 
of direct loans of $5,000,000 for Individual Fishing Quota 
Loans, and $59,000,000 for traditional direct loans.

                                 OTHER


                        Departmental Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $46,860,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      56,999,000
House allowance.........................................      30,060,000
Committee recommendation................................      52,070,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $52,070,000 for 
Departmental Management Salaries and Expenses and the 
Technology Administration. The recommendation is $5,210,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and $4,929,000 below 
the budget request.
    Within Departmental Management, the Salaries and Expenses 
account provides funding for the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, 
and support staff. Responsibilities involve policy development 
and implementation affecting United States and international 
activities, as well as, establishing internal goals and 
operations of the Department.
    The Committee recommendation provides full funding of base 
programs at the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and includes 
$5,900,000 as requested for blast mitigation windows for the 
Herbert C. Hoover Building. The Committee recognizes the need 
for this improved safety and security feature at the Department 
of Commerce headquarters and understands that this is the first 
of 3 years of funding necessary to complete this window 
replacement project. The Committee expects quarterly updates on 
the progress of this project, to include an expenditure 
analysis.
    Given the Committee's tight fiscal constraints and the 
effort to preserve as much of the base program funding as 
possible throughout the Department of Commerce, the $18,000,000 
increase for the HCHB renovation and modernization is not 
provided. The Committee recognizes that the responsibility for 
this renovation and modernization project is to be shared 
between the Department of Commerce and the General Services 
Administration [GSA]. In fiscal year 2006, funding was provided 
to GSA, but not to the Department of Commerce. The Committee 
believes that GSA has the primary responsibility for this 
renovation project and therefore should demonstrate progress on 
its portion of the project before the Department of Commerce is 
required to begin its activities.
    Within the funds provided for Departmental Management, no 
more than $800,000 and eight full-time equivalents are provided 
for the Office of Legislative Affairs [OLA] within the Office 
of the Secretary. The Committee is concerned about the OLA's 
failure to provide critical information to the Committee in a 
timely manner, and its efforts to control the flow of 
information from other offices within the Department.
    The budget request proposes $990,000 for the National 
Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination Council 
[NIPLECC] under this heading. As discussed earlier in this 
title, the Committee recommendation provides no funding for 
NIPLECC. The Committee questions the need to continue funding a 
program that neither the Department of Commerce nor the 
Department of Justice, the Co-Chairs of NIPLECC, is able to 
adequately justify or that has proven to be of any success.
    Department of Commerce Electronic Government [E-Gov] Fiscal 
Year 2007 Request.--The Committee recommendation provides no 
funding for E-Gov activities for fiscal year 2007. If the 
Department determines that funds are necessary for these 
efforts, the Committee will consider a reprogramming of 
existing resources consistent with sections 505 and 516 of this 
act. Future requests for funding for any E-Gov initiative to 
the Senate Committee on Appropriations must include a detailed 
cost-benefit analysis, along with business metrics that measure 
the successful implementation and the savings to the Department 
derived from its contribution to E-Gov. In addition, the 
request must identify any information technology systems, 
programs, or contracts that are being terminated in order to 
migrate to an E-Gov initiative. All reprogramming requests must 
demonstrate that the benefits from the transfer for an E-Gov 
initiative are greater than the original purpose for which the 
funds were appropriated. These requirements apply to future 
budget submissions and reprogramming requests for the current 
and future fiscal years. The Department of Commerce Inspector 
General shall (1) audit and review all E-Gov documentation, 
including the assumptions contained in the cost-benefit 
analysis; and (2) certify that the documentation validates the 
outcomes of the E-Gov cost-benefit analysis.

               UNITED STATES TRAVEL AND TOURISM PROMOTION

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $3,949,000
Budget Estimate, 2007...................................................
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................................

    The Committee recommendation provides no funding for United 
States Travel and Tourism Promotion as requested by the 
administration.
    The Committee directs the Secretary to submit a report to 
the Senate Committees on Appropriations and Commerce regarding 
the use of fiscal year 2004, fiscal year 2005, and fiscal year 
2006 funding provided to the Travel and Tourism Promotion 
Advisory Board. The report shall detail what actions have been 
taken to stimulate tourism in the United States. The report 
shall be submitted to the Committees no later than February 1, 
2007.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $22,467,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      22,531,000
House allowance.........................................      22,531,000
Committee recommendation................................      22,531,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $22,531,000. The 
recommendation is $64,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.

               General Provisions--Department of Commerce

    Section 201 makes Commerce Department funds 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 salaries and expenses 
available for the hire of passenger motor vehicles, and for 
services, uniforms, and allowances as authorized by law.
    Section 203 provides the authority to transfer funds 
between Department of Commerce accounts and within NOAA 
appropriations. The provision makes transfers subject to the 
Committee's standard reprogramming procedures.
    Section 204 provides that any cost resulting from personnel 
actions shall be absorbed by the affected Department or Agency.
    Section 205 makes appropriations for salaries and 
administrative expenses to administer the Emergency Steel Loan 
Guarantee Program available until expended.
    Section 206 prohibits the use of any appropriated funds to 
trademark the phrase ``Last Best Place''.
    Section 207 provides funds to ``Promote and Develop Fishery 
Products and Research Pertaining to American Fisheries''.
    Section 208 makes available funding for National Institute 
of Standards and Technology construction.
    Section 209 authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to 
prescribe and enforce standards or regulations affecting safety 
and health in the context of scientific and occupational diving 
within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    Section 210 requires the Secretary of Commerce must report 
to this Committee any major contract cost overruns greater than 
10 percent.

                               TITLE III

                                SCIENCE

             National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Appropriations, 2006.................................... $16,246,614,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................     384,800,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................  16,792,227,000
House allowance.........................................  16,707,000,000
Committee recommendation................................  16,757,227,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $16,757,227,000 for 
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA]. The 
recommendation is $510,613,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level, excluding emergency supplemental appropriations, 
and $35,000,000 below the budget request.
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was 
established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 
(Public Law 85-568) to conduct space and aeronautical research 
and development and to conduct flight activities for peaceful 
purposes. NASA's unique mission of exploration, discovery, and 
innovation is intended to preserve the United States' role as 
both a leader in world aviation and as the pre-eminent space-
faring nation. It is NASA's mission to: advance human 
exploration, use, and development of space; advance and 
communicate scientific knowledge and understanding of the 
Earth, the solar system and the universe; and research, 
develop, verify, and transfer advanced aeronautics and space 
technologies.
    NASA's new vision for space exploration maps out an 
aggressive role for the United States in manned space 
exploration. However, the potential costs are substantial and 
will likely be very difficult to maintain at the current 
estimated funding levels. In addition, the Committee feels 
strongly that NASA must show its commitment to those human 
spaceflight activities already underway. The Shuttle program 
and the construction of the International Space Station [ISS] 
continue to be the primary focus of the Nation's manned space 
flight activities. Nevertheless, the replacements for the Space 
Shuttle's manned and heavy lift capabilities must also be 
considered as part of any plan for continued human access to 
space but not to the detriment of existing obligations.
    The Committee is concerned that NASA will neglect areas 
that only tangentially benefit or do not fit within, the 
proposed exploration vision. Specifically, the fiscal year 2007 
budget request proposes to defer or cancel existing programs 
and infrastructure that are not directly supportive of the 
explorative vision. These appear to be the programs sacrificed 
to provide the near-term budgetary resources necessary to 
facilitate the implementation of the Moon/Mars vision. However, 
the Committee believes that NASA must work diligently to 
balance existing programs and priorities with its plans for the 
future. Counterbalancing future priorities places existing 
research and expertise in jeopardy and risks squandering 
significant Federal investments that may be essential to the 
proposed explorations vision.
    In addition, the Committee is concerned that the strong, 
balanced science program that has served the Nation so 
successfully for many years is being left behind rather than 
being nurtured and sustained. That science program has been 
based on a set of carefully crafted scientific strategies that 
are founded on scientific and technical merit, relevance to 
overall national needs, and broad consultation with the 
scientific community.
    In past years, NASA has chosen to make major programmatic 
decisions through comprehensive operating plans. The Committee 
notes that since fiscal year 2002, NASA has sent the Committee 
an average of four operating plans per fiscal year, with each 
operating plan containing an average of 170 changes per 
operating plan. While such changes are allowed, it is the view 
of the Committee that this should not be a regular occurrence. 
Instead, such plans should be utilized for minor adjustments in 
programs as they arise and only in exceptional circumstances 
should comprehensive measures be taken. Programs and missions 
have reserves for the purpose of mitigating risk and are 
available for the purpose of covering unexpected costs. If 
additional funds beyond the amount set aside for reserves by 
NASA are necessary, a reprogramming request should then be 
submitted to the Committee. Any reprogramming or operating 
request submitted to the Committee shall contain an explanation 
of where each adjustment of funds is proposed to be taken from 
and the exact destination of those funds. Providing a list of 
puts and takes across an entire operating plan does not provide 
the Committee with enough information to accurately understand 
the impacts of the sweeping operating plan changes NASA has 
regularly provided the Committee in the past.

                 SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS, AND EXPLORATION

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $9,636,727,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................  10,523,805,000
House allowance.........................................  10,482,000,000
Committee recommendation................................  10,488,805,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $10,488,805,000 for 
the Science, Aeronautics, and Exploration account. The 
recommendation is $852,078,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $35,000,000 below the budget request.
    NASA's Science, Aeronautics, and Exploration [SAE] account 
provides funding for the Science, Exploration Systems, and 
Aeronautics Research Mission Directorates and Education 
Programs. The SAE appropriation includes both the direct and 
the indirect costs of supporting the Mission Directorates and 
Education Program, and provides for: research; development; 
operations; salaries and related expenses; design, repair, 
rehabilitation, and modification of facilities and construction 
of new facilities; maintenance and operation of facilities; and 
other general and administrative activities supporting SAE 
programs.
    Within this account, the Committee directs NASA to refrain 
from charging any administrative expenses to congressionally 
directed spending on specific projects. These costs shall be 
absorbed within the funding provided in this account.
    The activities of NASA's Space Science Enterprise seeks to 
chart the evolution of the universe, from origins to destiny, 
and understand its galaxies, stars, planetary bodies, and life. 
The Enterprise asks basic questions that have eternally 
perplexed human beings, such as how the universe began and 
evolved and whether there is other intelligent life in the 
universe. The quest for this information, and the answers 
themselves, are intended to maintain scientific leadership, 
excite and inspire our society, strengthen education and 
scientific literacy, develop and transfer technologies to 
promote U.S. competitiveness, foster international cooperation 
to enhance programs and share their benefits, and set the stage 
for future space ventures.
    The Committee reiterates its strong support for the 
servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope by the Space Shuttle 
once the Administrator has determined the Shuttle is safe to 
fly and certified its use for a Hubble servicing mission.
    The Committee has provided the full budget request of 
$443,100,000 for the James Webb Telescope and directs NASA to 
maintain the current launch schedule.
    The Committee has provided the full budget request of 
$73,400,000 for the Explorer program and expects NASA to 
support the continued development of the Interstellar Boundary 
Explorer to maintain its current launch schedule.
    The budget request eliminates funding for the SOFIA mission 
in fiscal year 2007. Since the budget was released, NASA has 
completed a review of its decision and has concluded that there 
are no scientific or technical reasons for cancelling the 
mission. Likewise, the Dawn mission was initially cancelled by 
NASA, only to be reinstated after complete information about 
the mission was reviewed. This calls into question the 
credibility of the science directorate in making budget 
decisions and determining scientific priorities.
    The Committee expects NASA to come up with a plan to fund 
the SOFIA mission in 2007 from within available funds through a 
reprogramming request subject to section 505 of this act. In 
determining the funding strategy for this program, the 
Committee directs NASA to follow the recommendations of the 
National Academy of Sciences Decadal survey in Astronomy and 
Astrophysics when setting mission and budget priorities. 
Missions that are ranked higher in the surveys should be given 
priority over missions that are ranked lower in priority with 
launch dates that are far into the future.
    The Committee has included an additional $16,500,000 for 
the Living With A Star Program as follows: an additional 
$5,000,000 for the Geospace Radiation Belt Mapper to accelerate 
launch to January 2011; $4,000,000 for pre-phase A definition 
on the Sentinels Program; and $7,500,000 for Solar Probe to 
retire technical and cost risk for the missions thermal 
protection system.
    The National Academy of Sciences has recommended that NASA 
and the Department of Energy work together to develop a Joint 
Dark Energy Mission [JDEM]. The Committee strongly supports 
development of the JDEM through full and open competition with 
project management residing at the appropriate NASA center.
    The Committee supports continued development of NASA's 
Planetary Aircraft Risk Reduction High-Altitude Deployment 
Demonstration Program.
    The Committee has provided the budget request of 
$120,000,000 for the Juno-Jupiter Polar Orbiter mission and 
fully expects NASA to maintain this mission and its out-year 
budget profile to accommodate a 2010 launch as originally 
envisioned.
    Earth science has been a critical part of the balanced 
space program long advocated by this Committee. The Committee 
remains fully committed to a robust Earth science program at 
NASA and the Committee expects NASA to remain fully committed 
to earth science, with future missions that reflect a serious 
commitment to earth science as a vital part of the Nation's 
space program.
    The Committee fully expects this implementation profile to 
have a continuous mixture of small-, medium-, and observatory-
class earth science missions that guarantee regular and 
recurring flight opportunities for the earth science community.
    The recommendation includes an increase of $15,000,000 
above the budget request for the NASA Earth Science 
Applications Program. This funding increase shall only be used 
to support new competitively selected applications projects to 
be selected during fiscal year 2007. These projects will 
integrate the results of NASA's Earth observing systems and 
earth system models (using observations and predictions) into 
decision support tools to serve applications of national 
priority including, but not limited to: Homeland Security; 
Coastal Management; Agriculture Efficiency; and Water 
Management and Disaster Management.
    In Senate Report 109-88 accompanying the fiscal year 2006 
appropriations for NASA, the Committee directed NASA to 
guarantee that the EOSDIS core system remain the operational 
foundation for all new Earth science missions. The Committee 
strongly reiterates this view and directs NASA to follow this 
direction in implementing future Earth science missions. The 
Committee does not support development of new, separate data 
systems for future Earth science missions and cautions the 
agency against taking further action that does not follow the 
guidance contained in Senate Report 109-88 or the report 
accompanying this act.
    While the Committee supports continuation of the Landsat 
program and a follow-on Landsat mission, the Committee has 
provided no funding for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission in 
fiscal year 2007. The Committee does not agree with the 
agency's proposed procurement strategy and directs the agency 
to suspend any further procurement activity until enactment of 
the fiscal year 2007 State, Science, Justice, Commerce 
Appropriations Act.
    The agency's proposed procurement strategy for Landsat 
closely resembles the failed NPOEES procurement and marks a 
significant departure from previous Landsat procurement policy. 
The Committee urges NASA to return to the previous procurement 
model that fully competes separate elements of the mission with 
a NASA center serving as project integrator and manager. This 
procurement model ensures the best value for NASA and the 
taxpayer.
    The Committee recommends the budget request of $28,400,000 
for continued operation of the Independent Verification and 
Validation [IV&V;] Center in Fairmont, West Virginia.
    The Committee is supportive of the vision for exploration 
and provides $894,700,000 for the Crew Exploration Vehicle 
[CEV]. The Committee also funds the Crew Launch Vehicle at 
$836,700,000 for the Crew Launch Vehicle [CLV] and $373,100,000 
for Launch and Mission systems to support facility needs. The 
Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program is provided 
$121,000,000, the same as the budget request.
    The Committee further provides $312,700,000 for the Robotic 
Lunar Exploration Program [RLEP]. The Committee believes that 
the missions associated with RLEP are essential to the success 
of the anticipated manned missions to the Moon. In 2005, NASA 
made the decision calling for the development of a lunar 
robotic lander mission and the Committee believes this mission 
is of critical importance for the exploration vision. For this 
purpose, $40,000,000 is provided from within funds provided to 
the RLEP program to initiate work on this mission.
    The Committee is concerned with the steady decline in the 
aeronautics research and technology request. Even more 
alarming, NASA's budget projections indicate that this trend 
will continue. The Committee is committed to the research NASA 
conducts in aeronautics, and to the benefits, both in terms of 
safety and economics, that will be made available to the public 
through NASA-led research. Accordingly, the Committee provides 
an additional $35,000,000 beyond the amount requested for 
aeronautics programs at NASA.
    NASA has a long history of supporting science, technology, 
engineering, and mathematical education. This support reaches 
all levels of education from K-12 to graduate level. For NASA 
to embark on its vision for exploration there must exist a 
general workforce that is technically skilled as well as a wide 
range of scientists and engineers for NASA to draw upon. This 
will require exciting young minds in the areas of science, and 
then sustaining this excitement through college and beyond. To 
help accomplish this task, NASA has dedicated funds toward many 
education activities. The Committee supports the budget request 
for the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program 
(Space Grant). The Committee also directs, to the extent 
possible, that education funds within this account address the 
education needs of women, minorities, and other historically 
underrepresented groups.
    The Committee has provided the full budget request for the 
Classroom of the Future located at Wheeling Jesuit University, 
Wheeling, West Virginia. The Classroom of the Future focuses on 
educational research, curriculum design, teacher development 
and educational outreach in the STEM disciplines. Since its 
inception, Classroom of the Future has directly impacted nearly 
53,000 teachers.
    The Committee does not provide any funding in fiscal year 
2007 for the Centennial Challenges program. Funding provided in 
previous fiscal years for this program is sufficient for NASA 
to run a prize based competition, as well as to verify that 
NASA will see tangential benefits from running such a program. 
Providing additional funds to a program based on prizes only 
creates a pot of unused funds while other aspects of NASA's 
mission are being cut or delayed due to a lack of funds.
    The Committee recognizes the National Remote Sensing and 
Space Law Center's role as a resource to multiple agencies, 
providing legal research and outreach on critical space and 
aviation law issues. The Committee recognizes a growing need 
for objective and timely space and aviation law support in 
areas that include deployment and operation of satellites, 
commercial infrastructure, data policies, intellectual 
property, privacy, liability, international law, use of imagery 
as legal evidence, environmental issues, and licensing. As 
public and private entities continue to expand their presence 
in space, this research will increase in importance. The 
Committee therefore provides $3,000,000 for this purpose.
    Also, within the amounts made available under this heading, 
the Committee recommends funding for the following 
organizations and programs:
    National Center for Advanced Materials Performance, 
National Institute for Aviation Research;
    Alliance for NanoHealth;
    The Mauna Kea Astronomy Education Center, Hilo, Hawaii;
    The Center for Nano/Micro/Meso Manufacturing at Purdue 
University, Indiana;
    The N-SERT (Near-Space Engineering Research and Technology) 
Program;
    Modular Autonomous Rendevous and Docking Sensor System 
[MARDS];
    The Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation;
    Fisk University Astronomy and Space Science Education 
Program;
    Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative;
    The National Technology Transfer Center at Wheeling Jesuit 
University, Wheeling, West Virginia, for the HEALTHeWV program;
    The Institute for NanoBio Technology at Johns Hopkins 
University;
    The Jason Foundation;
    Manned Space Flight Education Foundation;
    Southeast Missouri State University, Educator Resource 
Center;
    The Alabama Nature Center Immersive Reality Laboratory;
    New Mexico State University College of Education for the 
Southern New Mexico Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and 
Aerospace Academy;
    University of Missouri-Rolla, for development of a 
millimeter wave portable imaging system;
    University of Louisville Rejuvenating Injured Tissues for 
Enhanced Wound Healing Project;
    NASA Space Nuclear Power Systems Research and Development;
    Infrastructure upgrades at the Wallops Island Flight 
Facility to accommodate unmanned aerial vehicles;
    University of Northern Iowa--GeoInformatics Training, 
Research, Education, and Extension Center;
    Rhodes College NASA Stars Program;
    The Aviation Learning Center at the Museum of Flight, 
Seattle, Washington;
    The Global Earth Observing System of Systems at the 
University of Maryland, Baltimore County;
    Center for Science and Technology, Dominican University, 
California;
    Next Generation Infrastructure Support Equipment;
    University of Houston Commercial Space Partnership;
    Northwest Missouri State University, nanoscience education 
project;
    U.S. Space and Rocket Center Museum and Exhibit Upgrades;
    The NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace 
Academy at West Virginia State University;
    Northern Kentucky University Astrobiology Initiative;
    Spaceflight Health Monitoring Technology;
    Western Connecticut State University Science Education 
Initiative;
    High Strength Composite research;
    AAMURI Advanced Space Propulsion Research and Technology 
Center for High Temperature Materials Research and Development 
for NASA CEV and CLV;
    Snake River Institute;
    Space Dynamics Lab, Utah State University Calibration 
Institute;
    The Chesapeake Information Based Aeronautics Consortium;
    The MSFC Knowledge Management Integrated Data Environment;
    Basic and Test Infrastructure Improvements for Stennis 
Space Center;
    Boston Museum of Science;
    Robotic Exploration Testbed;
    The Northern Great Plains Space Sciences Technology Center 
at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks;
    Temporal Land Cover Change Research Program at Idaho State 
University;
    CSU Combined PET/CT Scanner;
    The Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space and Technology;
    The Bio-Info-Nano Research and Development Institute at 
NASA Ames Research Center;
    Missouri Western State University, to renovate and expand a 
science and mathematics facility;
    Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts, for a K-6 Science 
Teacher Training Program;
    The South Alabama Science and Technology Literacy Project;
    Compact Laser Sensors;
    Montana Space Grant Consortium's Robotics and Lego League 
Promotion;
    Ramapo College Mathematics, Educational Technology, 
Computer Science, and Bioinformatics Initiative, Mahwah, New 
Jersey;
    A Level 4 Data Storage Prototype Facility;
    The Maryland Institute of Dexterous Space Robotics at the 
University of Maryland, College Park;
    Stennis Commercial Technology Program;
    The Center for Advanced Computing at the University of 
Vermont, Burlington, Vermont;
    McWane Science Center Education Programs;
    The MSFC Integrated Health Monitoring Fault Detection and 
Correction System;
    Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, for the 
West Michigan Science and Technology Initiative;
    Western Kentucky University Hardin Planetarium Improvement 
Project;
    Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences;
    Improvement and Expansion of Science Education Programs for 
the North Alabama Counties;
    High Peak Power Plasmoid Thruster research;
    The Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington, to support 
the State-wide Leadership and Assistance for Science Education 
Reform Initiative;
    The Composites Technology Institute in Bridgeport, West 
Virginia, for continuation of NASA-related composites workforce 
development training;
    Methane Fuels for in-space Propulsion Applications;
    The Maryland Department of Business and Economic 
Development for continued construction of a broadband link 
between the Wallops Island Flight Facility and the Patuxent 
River Naval Air Station;
    Dole Scholarship Program; The Mitchell Institute in 
Portland, Maine;
    A Micro Satellite Development Program;
    Primary Zinc-Air Batteries for Single Use UAVs;
    Radially Segmented Launch Vehicle TRL Maturation;
    Lightweight Composite Materials research;
    Auxiliary Rocket Propulsion Technology; and
    Joint Visualization Collaboration between the Goddard Space 
Flight Center and NOAA.

                        EXPLORATION CAPABILITIES

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $6,577,901,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................     384,800,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   6,234,922,000
House allowance.........................................   6,193,500,000
Committee recommendation................................   6,234,922,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $6,234,922,000. The 
recommendation is $342,979,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and the same as the President's request for these 
activities.
    NASA's Exploration Capabilities [EC] account provides 
funding for the Space Operations Mission Directorate. The Space 
Operations Mission Directorate includes International Space 
Station [ISS], Space Shuttle Program, and Space and Flight 
Support.
    The EC appropriation includes both the direct and the 
indirect costs supporting the Space Operations Mission 
Directorate, and provides for all of the research; development; 
operations; salaries and related expenses; design, repair, 
rehabilitation, and modification of facilities and construction 
of new facilities; maintenance, and operation of facilities; 
and other general and administrative activities supporting the 
EC programs.
    The Shuttle remains the cornerstone of our Nation's heavy 
launch capability and is critical to the future of the ISS and 
scientific research. The future of the ISS, and other U.S. 
manned space flight missions for the rest of the decade are 
contingent upon having a working Shuttle fleet that is safe and 
reliable throughout the remaining years of the shuttle program.
    The Committee recommends $4,056,700,000 for the Shuttle. 
This is the same as the budget request. The funds provided are 
to be dedicated solely to Shuttle funding needs.
    The Committee expects consultation by NASA on all proposed 
changes to investments in the Shuttle program. If NASA intends 
to make any alterations to funding for the Shuttle, the 
Committee expects NASA to follow the guidelines provided in 
section 505 of this act.
    The Committee has provided the full requested amount of 
$1,811,300,000 for the International Space Station [ISS]. The 
ISS is a research and technology test bed in low Earth orbit in 
which United States and International astronauts conduct 
scientific and technological investigations in a space 
environment. The ISS supports scientific research for human 
space exploration, as well as other research that can only be 
conducted in space but require the presence of humans in space.

                            Return to Flight


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriations, 2006..................................                $0
Budget estimate, 2007.................................                 0
House allowance.......................................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................     1,000,000,000


    The Committee has provided emergency spending of 
$1,000,000,000 and created a new budget account to address 
costs associated with the return to flight of the space 
shuttle. As a result of the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, 
NASA has experienced significant costs associated with the 
repair of the reamining shuttle fleet. This has caused serious 
budget and programmatic disruption to NASA's core programs. The 
Committee has provided transfer authority to the Administrator 
to fund programs that were cut as a result of shifting budget 
priorities related to the return to flight. The Administrator 
shall submit a spending plan to the Committee for this new 
account as part of the annual Operating Plan subject to 
approval by the Committee.

                           Hurricane Katrina


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriations, 2006..................................                $0
Budget estimate, 2007.................................                 0
House allowance.......................................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................        40,000,000


    The Committee has included an emergency funding level of 
$40,000,000 under a new budget account to the Stennis Space 
Center and the Michoud Assembly Facility to complete repairs 
from damage caused by Hurricane Katrina and the other 
hurricanes of 2005. With this appropriations, NASA will be able 
complete repairs to these facilities. The spending plan for 
this appropriation shall be included in the annual Operating 
Plan.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $31,986,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      33,500,000
House allowance.........................................      33,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      33,500,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $33,500,000. The 
recommendation is $1,514,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    The Office of Inspector General [IG] was established by the 
Inspector General Act of 1978. The Office is responsible for 
providing agencywide audits and investigative functions to 
identify and correct management and administrative deficiencies 
which create conditions for existing or potential instances of 
fraud, waste, and mismanagement.
    The Committee commends the NASA IG's diligence in 
addressing issues of fraud and abuse.
    The Committee also directs the NASA IG to continue its 
efforts to review NASA's contract procedures and conventions to 
determine if there are ways to reform the process and reduce 
the costs of NASA programs and activities. In particular, many 
NASA contract provisions require NASA to pay for significant 
cost overruns in cases of program delays. These costs are 
substantial and, in some cases, may be unwarranted or 
unnecessary. As a result, implementation of contract reform 
should be considered a priority as part of any overall 
restructuring at NASA.

                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    The Committee recommendation includes a series of 
provisions, proposed by the administration, which are largely 
technical in nature, concerning the availability of funds. 
These provisions have been carried in prior-year appropriations 
acts.
    The Committee is again extremely disappointed in the lack 
of detail provided in the fiscal year 2007 congressional budget 
justification document. Budget justifications are critical to 
the Committee's ability to make informed decisions concerning 
the administration's funding requests and must be submitted in 
a format with the greatest level of detail possible. By 
submitting a budget justification that is not transparent to 
the Committee, NASA does itself a disservice by being unable to 
explain adjustments to programs on a year-to-year basis. To 
address this situation, the Committee has included bill 
language that stipulates the minimum acceptable details for 
each fiscal year budget submission. NASA shall submit to the 
Committee, no later than October 15, 2006, a template for its 
fiscal year 2008 budget justification document that complies 
with this direction.
    The Committee has not included the proposed transfer 
authority as requested by NASA. NASA shall also abide by the 
guidelines provided in section 505 of this act for any future 
requests to reprogram funds.
    The Committee recommendation provides no more than 
$20,000,000 for the Office of Strategic Communications. The 
Committee believes that within the amounts provided adequate 
resources exist to execute the functions of this office. Over 
time, this office has grown to a total staffing level of 131 
FTEs, including 14 Senior Executive Service [SES] positions, 
for the Offices of Legislative Affairs, External Affairs, and 
Public Affairs. The Committee is also aware that NASA has a 
pending solicitation for strategic messaging and communication 
services that proposes to further outsource current in-house 
speechwriting duties of the Office of Strategic Communications. 
The Committee does not appreciate the need for such services 
given that there are over 100 staff members, including two 
writers in the office of Public Affairs, who are responsible 
for supporting NASA with its public representation.
    The Committee is concerned that NASA has not utilized 
independent cost verification early in the process of 
estimating costs for its programs and missions, or in assessing 
the appropriate funding levels of sole-source contracts. 
Therefore, NASA cannot be certain that potential contract costs 
are accurately represented. In allocating resources for current 
and future needs, effective cost estimation is crucial. NASA is 
directed to incorporate independent cost verification as part 
of the process by which contracts are selected and monitored. 
Utilization of independent cost verification shall be used as a 
guide for assessing when costs have exceeded expectations and 
to help identify projects for termination.
    Once again the Committee directs NASA that it shall notify, 
in writing, the Committee 30 days prior to allocating funds, 
modifying, or extending existing contracts that are in excess 
of 15 percent of the original contract value. Within this 
notification NASA shall justify the additional expenditure of 
funds, and NASA shall identify the source of any necessary 
additional funds. It is absolutely critical that NASA be able 
to control the costs of its activities. The Committee notes 
with interest that it has received no such notifications in 
fiscal year 2006 and trusts that NASA will maintain a vigilant 
eye to ensure all contracts continue to remain on budget.
    Finally, for fiscal year 2007 and each year thereafter, the 
Committee directs NASA to include the out-year budget impacts 
in all reprogramming requests. Future operating plans and all 
budget resubmissions also shall include a separate accounting 
of all program/mission reserves and impacts on estimated carry 
over funds.

                      National Science Foundation

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $5,581,166,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   6,020,012,000
House allowance.........................................   6,020,012,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,991,690,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $5,991,690,000. The 
recommendation is $410,524,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $28,322,000 below the budget request.
    The National Science Foundation [NSF] was established as an 
independent agency by the National Science Foundation Act of 
1950 (Public Law 81-507) and is authorized to support research 
and education programs that promote the progress of science and 
engineering in the United States. The Foundation supports 
research and education in all major scientific and engineering 
disciplines through grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, 
and other forms of assistance in all parts of the United 
States. The Foundation also supports unique, large-scale 
research facilities and international facilities.
    NSF is the principal Federal agency charged with promoting 
science and engineering education from pre-kindergarten through 
career development. This helps ensure that the United States 
has world-class scientists, mathematicians and engineers, and 
well-prepared citizens for today and the future. In today's 
global economy, continued progress in science and engineering 
and the transfer of the knowledge developed is vital if the 
United States is to maintain its competitiveness. NSF is at the 
leading edge of the research and discoveries that will create 
the jobs and technologies of the future.
    The Committee has had to make difficult funding choices 
within the amount provided to the Foundation for the coming 
fiscal year. NSF plays a critical role in supporting 
fundamental research, education and infrastructure at colleges, 
universities, and other institutions throughout the country. 
Through these efforts, NSF provides funds for discovery in many 
fields, but also holds the unique stewardship within the 
Federal research and development enterprise of developing the 
next generation of scientists and engineers.
    In order to preserve NSF's intrinsic nature of providing 
basic research grants across many scientific disciplines, the 
Committee has chosen to concentrate the available funds to 
areas that will preserve the Nation's ability to lead the world 
in the areas of basic research. Additional funding above the 
amounts provided in fiscal year 2006 for both the research and 
education accounts reflect this emphasis, as well as the desire 
of the Committee to provide as much opportunity for the 
Nation's current and future researchers.
    The Committee is fully supportive of the American 
Competitiveness Initiative [ACI]. The funding levels 
anticipated for NSF will certainly provide the vital funding 
that will broaden the Nation's understanding in fundamental 
science disciplines. However, the Committee feels that the ACI 
neglects the education work NSF does in support of research 
across the country. Broadening participation to 
underrepresented groups, such as women and minorities, in the 
sciences will only further the goals of the ACI as proposed in 
the budget request. For this reason, the Committee has chosen 
to redistribute a portion of the funds requested as part of 
this new initiative.
    The Committee reiterates its long-standing requirement that 
NSF request reprogrammings when initiating new programs or 
activities or reorganizing components. The Committee directs 
the Foundation to notify the chairman and ranking minority 
member prior to each reprogramming of funds in excess of 
$250,000 between programs, activities, or elements. The 
Committee expects to be notified of reprogramming actions which 
involve less than the above-mentioned amount if such actions 
would have the effect of changing the agency's funding 
requirements in future years, or if programs or projects 
specifically cited in the Committee's reports are affected.

                    RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Appropriations, 2006....................................  $4,331,483,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................   4,665,950,000
House allowance.........................................   4,665,950,000
Committee recommendation................................   4,646,420,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $4,646,420,000. The 
recommendation is $314,937,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $19,530,000 below the budget request.
    The Research and Related Activities appropriation addresses 
the Foundation's three strategic goals: people--developing a 
diverse, internationally competitive and globally engaged 
workforce of scientists, engineers, and well-prepared citizens; 
ideas--enabling discovery across the frontiers of science and 
engineering, connected to learning, innovation, and service to 
society; and tools--providing broadly accessible, state-of-the-
art science and engineering facilities and shared research and 
education tools. Research activities will contribute to the 
achievement of these outcomes through expansion of the 
knowledge base; integration of research and education; 
stimulation of knowledge transfer among academia and public and 
private sectors; and international activities, and will bring 
the perspectives of many disciplines to bear on complex 
problems important to the Nation. The Foundation's discipline-
oriented Research and Related Activities account include: 
Biological Sciences; Computer and Information Science and 
Engineering; Engineering; Geosciences; Mathematical and 
Physical Sciences; Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; 
U.S. Polar Research Programs; U.S. Antarctica Logistical 
Support Activities; and Integrative Activities.
    To improve planning and priority-setting for the Foundation 
and improve the Committee's efforts to understand NSF's long-
term budgeting needs, the Committee directs NSF to continue to 
provide multi-year budgets for all of its multi-disciplinary 
activities. For fiscal year 2007 and each year hereafter NSF 
shall provide the Committee with documentation that identifies 
these types of initiatives in future budget requests.
    The Committee has provided the budget request of 
$386,930,000 for polar research activities. Within this amount 
$57,000,000 is provided for icebreaking activities.
    The Committee recommends $101,220,000 for the Plant Genome 
Research Program. The Committee remains a strong supporter of 
this important program due to its potential impact on improving 
economically significant crops. The Committee also recognizes 
its vast potential in combating hunger in poor countries.
    The Committee recommends the requested amount of 
$50,740,000 for the operations of the National Radio Astronomy 
Observatories. The operations, maintenance, and development of 
new instrumentation at the Very Large Array, the Very Long 
Baseline Array, and the Green Bank Telescope allow these world-
class facilities to provide valuable research into the origins 
of the universe.
    NSF has been the lead agency for the National 
Nanotechnology Initiative, and will continue to contribute to 
this emerging technology. The Committee recommends the full 
funding level requested for nanotechnology. This level of 
funding will allow the Foundation to continue to be the leader 
for this initiative. NSF is encouraged to make sure that public 
misconceptions of this field are minimized.
    The Office of International Science and Engineering [OISE] 
has worked to ensure that U.S. researchers are involved with 
leading research across the globe. As research becomes more 
collaborative--with partnerships reaching across nations, the 
work of this office--identifying research opportunities around 
the globe--will grow. The Committee supports the fiscal year 
2007 funding request for OISE in order to keep U.S. research at 
the forefront of global science.

          MAJOR RESEARCH EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $190,881,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     240,250,000
House allowance.........................................     237,250,000
Committee recommendation................................     237,250,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $237,250,000. The 
recommendation is $46,369,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $3,000,000 below the budget request.
    The major research equipment and facilities construction 
appropriation supports the acquisition, procurement, 
construction, and commissioning of unique national research 
platforms and facilities as well as major research equipment. 
Projects supported by this appropriation will push the 
boundaries of technology and offer significant expansion of 
opportunities, often in new directions, for the science and 
engineering community. Preliminary design and development 
activities, on-going operations, and maintenance costs of the 
facilities are provided through the research and related 
activities appropriation account.
    The Committee recommendation includes requested funding for 
five continuing projects, as follows: $47,890,000 for the 
Atacama Large Millimeter Array [ALMA]; $27,400,000 for 
EarthScope; $28,650,000 for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory; 
$42,880,000 for the Scientific Ocean Drilling Vessel; and 
$9,130,000 for South Pole Station Modernization. The Committee 
feels that the highest priorities within this account are the 
projects that are currently under construction.
    The Committee understands that ALMA has recently been 
reviewed by NSF and may require additional funding beyond the 
amounts requested within the fiscal year 2007 budget 
submission. If additional funds are required for ALMA, the 
Committee will consider a reprogramming of funds from within 
the resources provided in this account to accommodate such 
funding needs.
    In addition, the recommendation also includes funding for 
the following new projects: $56,000,000 for the Alaska Region 
Research Vessel, which shall be home-ported in the same 
location as the vessel it is replacing, the Alpha Helix; 
$13,500,000 for the Ocean Observatories Initiative; and 
$12,000,000 for the National Ecological Observatory Network.
    Finally, the recommendation does not include $3,000,000 to 
reimburse the Department of Justice Judgment Fund.

                     EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $796,693,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     816,220,000
House allowance.........................................     832,432,000
Committee recommendation................................     835,750,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $835,750,000. The 
recommendation is $39,057,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $19,530,000 above the budget request.
    The education and human resources appropriation supports a 
comprehensive set of programs across all levels of education in 
science, technology, engineering and mathematics [STEM]. The 
appropriation supports activities that unite school districts 
with institutions of higher learning to improve precollege 
education. Other precollege activities include the development 
of the next generation of precollege STEM education leaders; 
instructional materials; and the STEM instructional workforce. 
Undergraduate activities support curriculum, laboratory, and 
instructional improvement; expand the STEM talent pool; attract 
STEM participants to teaching; augment advanced technological 
education at 2-year colleges; and develop dissemination tools. 
Graduate support is directed to research and teaching 
fellowships and traineeships and instructional workforce 
improvement by linking precollege systems with higher 
education. Programs also seek to broaden the participation of 
groups underrepresented in the STEM enterprise, build State and 
regional capacity to compete successfully for research funding, 
and promote informal science education. Ongoing evaluation 
efforts and research on learning strengthen the base for these 
programs.
    The Committee strongly encourages NSF to continue support 
for undergraduate science and engineering education. At a time 
when enrollment in STEM fields of study continues to decline, 
it is important that NSF use its position to support students 
working towards degrees in these areas.
    NSF must play a significant role in attracting more of the 
best and brightest students in the Nation into the science, 
mathematics, engineering, and technology fields as part of the 
American Competitiveness Initiative [ACI]. The Committee also 
urges NSF to work towards increasing the number of women, 
minorities, and other underrepresented groups to the greatest 
extent possible.
    To address the importance of broadening science and 
technology participation is of concern to the Committee and the 
recommendation provides funding amounts for the following 
programs: $32,000,000 for Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities--Undergraduate Program [HBCU-UP]; $43,000,000 for 
the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program; 
and $30,000,000 for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and 
Mathematics Talent Expansion program.
    The Committee has included $110,000,000 for the 
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research 
[EPSCoR], of which at least $65,000,000 shall be used for the 
Research Infrastructure Improvement [RII] component supporting 
research areas aligned with statewide EPSCoR science and 
technology priorities. By providing additional funds for the 
EPSCoR program, the Committee feels that the goals of the ACI 
to keep the Nation competitive will be accomplished as the 
research and development capacity of the country is expanded.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $246,807,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     281,822,000
House allowance.........................................     268,610,000
Committee recommendation................................     256,500,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $256,500,000. The 
recommendation is $9,693,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $24,720,000 below the budget request.
    The salaries and expenses appropriation provides funds for 
staff salaries, benefits, travel, training, rent, advisory and 
assistance services, communications and utilities expenses, 
supplies, equipment, and other operating expenses necessary for 
management of the National Science Foundation's [NSF] research 
and education activities.

                  OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $3,949,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................       3,910,000
House allowance.........................................       3,910,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,910,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $3,910,000. The 
recommendation is $39,000 below the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    The National Science Board is the governing body of the 
National Science Foundation. The Board is composed of 24 
members, appointed by the President and confirmed by the 
Senate. The Board is also charged with serving as an 
independent adviser to the President and Congress on policy 
matters related to science and engineering research and 
education. By law, the Board establishes the policies of the 
National Science Foundation, provides oversight of its programs 
and activities, and approves of its strategic directions and 
budgets.
    Given the increasing oversight responsibilities of the 
Board, driven by the growth of the Foundation, the Committee 
wants to ensure the Board continues to carryout effectively its 
policy-making and oversight responsibilities. The Committee is 
providing funding to support the operations, activities, 
training, expenses, and staffing of the Board.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $11,353,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      11,860,000
House allowance.........................................      11,860,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,860,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $11,860,000. The 
recommendation is $507,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    The Office of Inspector General appropriation provides 
audit and investigation functions to identify and correct 
deficiencies that could create potential instances of fraud, 
waste, or mismanagement.
    The funds provided will allow the OIG to further its 
efforts in several priority areas that pose the greatest risk 
to the agency: financial management, acquisition, information 
technology, human capital, award administration, awardee 
financial accountability and compliance, and the management of 
agency programs and projects.

                   EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT


                Office of Science and Technology Policy

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $5,493,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................       5,369,000
House allowance.........................................       5,369,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,369,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $5,369,000. The 
recommendation is $124,000 below the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    The Office of Science and Technology Policy [OSTP] was 
created by the National Science and Technology Policy, 
Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-282) 
and coordinates science and technology policy for the White 
House. OSTP provides authoritative scientific and technological 
information, analysis, and advice for the President, for the 
executive branch, and for Congress; participates in 
formulation, coordination, and implementation of national and 
international policies and programs that involve science and 
technology; maintains and promotes the health and vitality of 
the U.S. science and technology infrastructure; reviews and 
analyzes, with the Office of Management and Budget, the 
research and development budgets for all Federal agencies; and 
coordinates research and development efforts of the Federal 
Government to maximize the return on the public's investment in 
science and technology and to ensure Federal resources are used 
efficiently and appropriately.
    The President's Science Advisor should continue to play an 
integral role in advising the President on the appropriate 
balance among and between disciplines and agencies in the 
Federal R&D; portfolio. The Committee also expects the Science 
Advisor will conduct effective outreach to the science and 
engineering community and be an active and influential advisor 
to the President on important public policy issues grounded in 
science and technology.
    The American Competitiveness Initiative [ACI] is a 
promising step toward keeping the country at the forefront of 
innovation and will provide the foundation for future 
leadership in the world in science. The ACI reflects the 
longstanding view of the Committee that investment in research 
is essential to understanding the world around us, as well as 
providing the base from which technological progress can begin.
    The Committee is concerned that the ACI was defined too 
narrowly by providing funds to portions of only three agencies 
involved in Federal research. While these agencies will benefit 
from the additional funding provided, other aspects of the 
Federal research and development enterprise that may not 
require additional funds also have roles to play in the 
competitiveness of the Nation. For example, NASA and NOAA both 
have significant research and outreach components that have the 
ability to capture the interest of the scientists of tomorrow, 
yet these aspects were not included in the ACI. The National 
Science Foundation's work in broadening participation in 
science though its education programs and the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology's capability to provide 
assistance in applying today's leading technologies to 
businesses were also left untouched by the ACI. For the ACI to 
be a truly transformative endeavor, it must bring to bear the 
full resources available for promoting competitiveness.
    The Committee expects OSTP to send a report to the 
Committee on Appropriations that provides a comprehensive view 
of how all Federal research agencies can play a role in the 
ACI. This report shall be provided to the Committee no later 
than January 26, 2007.
    The Committee reiterates its long standing interest in 
improving coordination and cooperation among the various R&D; 
agencies under the auspices of OSTP and the National Science 
and Technology Council [NSTC]. It is the role of OSTP to 
identify such areas and to facilitate and bring about the 
cooperation of agencies to accomplish the science and 
technology developmental goals of the Nation.

                                TITLE IV

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                   Antitrust Modernization Commission

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $1,157,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................         462,000
House allowance.........................................         462,000
Committee recommendation................................................

    The Committee recommendation does not provide funding for 
this account due to the absence of a congressional budget 
justification for this account.

                       Commission on Civil Rights


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $8,933,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................       9,309,000
House allowance.........................................       8,933,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $9,000,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Commission on Civil Rights. The 
recommendation is $67,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level.

                Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $326,998,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     322,807,000
House allowance.........................................     322,807,000
Committee recommendation................................     326,998,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $326,998,000. The 
recommendation is the same as the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $4,191,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee is concerned over the rising backlog of 
charges of employment discrimination at the Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission [EEOC]. The EEOC estimates that it will 
have a backlog of 47,516 complaints in fiscal year 2007. The 
Committee's recommended funding levels will result in an 
increase in resources to the field, where the vast majority of 
the agency's work gets done, while reducing funding for 
staffing at headquarters.
    The EEOC's decision to move forward with its repositioning 
plan despite congressional concern with the plan calls into 
question the judgment of leadership at the EEOC. Given the lack 
of respect shown for congressional priorities and the inability 
of the EEOC to submit detailed budget plans, the Committee has 
little choice but to make specific office appropriations for 
the EEOC. This is a break from past practice of appropriating 
one amount for all of the EEOC's salaries and expenses. The 
Committee recommendation includes $234,198,000 for compensation 
and benefits, and $92,800,000 for other object classes, 
including travel, rent and State and local programs. The 
Committee directs that compensation, including salaries and 
expenses, be allocated to headquarters offices as follows:
    Office of the Chair--$645,095;
    Offices of the Vice Chair and Commissioners--$2,665,598;
    Office of Executive Secretariat--$555,001;
    Office of General Counsel--$6,673,265;
    Office of Chief Financial Officer--$4,700,262;
    Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs--
        $1,367,274;
    Office of Equal Opportunity--$1,087,697;
    Office of Federal Operations--$8,913,980;
    Office of Field Programs, Headquarters--$5,260,542;
    Office of Human Resources--$3,955,060;
    Office of Information Technology--$1,643,785;
    Office of Legal Counsel--$4,203,432;
    Office of Research, Information and Planning--$4,752,912; 
        and
    Office of the Inspector General--$2,075,000.
    The Committee directs that remaining amounts in salaries 
and expenses shall be to support existing field staff, and, 
with remaining amounts, to hire permanent field investigator 
and attorney positions.
    Bill language is also included restoring the Baltimore 
office to a district office. Since 1990, the population of 
Maryland has grown by 1,770,000 people and the number of 
employees has increased by more than 335,000 since 1993. In 
keeping with these demographic trends, the Baltimore office has 
seen its load of charges rise steadily, more so than any other 
office in the country. The EEOC is directed to designate the 
Baltimore office a district office and to hire a regional 
attorney for the office.
    The Committee recommends that the National Contact Center 
be discontinued after the pilot contract ends, in light of the 
findings contained in the June 29, 2006 Inspector General 
report on the subject. The Inspector General report concludes 
that the NCC, as presently operated, is not effective. It found 
that the NCC handled 269,693 calls, far lower than the 1.2 
million calls projected by the EEOC and estimates that the NCC 
saves the time equivalent of 6.71 full-time equivalent 
employees. These conclusions make clear that the Contact Center 
is not serving more people, or to the EEOC's overall cost 
efficiencies. No funds provided in this act may be used to 
support the National Contact Center.
    The Committee recommendation provides a $265,000 increase 
for the Office of the Inspector General above the fiscal year 
2006 enacted level. The Committee directs the Inspector General 
to submit, within 90 days of enactment of this act, an 
evaluation of the impact the EEOC's repositioning plan has had 
on the delivery of core services. The report should include an 
evaluation of cost savings attributable to the repositioning, 
and the impact that the repositioning has had on the EEOC's 
capacity to deter, detect, and litigate violations of the 
Nation's civil rights laws.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $289,758,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     302,542,000
House allowance.........................................     294,261,000
Committee recommendation................................     301,500,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $301,500,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Federal Communications Commission 
[FCC], of which $301,500,000 is to be derived from the 
collection of fees. The recommendation is $11,742,000 above the 
fiscal year 2006 enacted level and $1,042,000 below the budget 
request. The recommendation does not transfer more of the cost 
of supporting the FCC to the General Fund as proposed by the 
budget request.
    The FCC is charged with regulating interstate and 
international communications by radio, television, wire, 
satellite, and cable. The FCC is also charged with promoting 
the safety of life and property through wire and radio 
communications. The mandate of the FCC under the Communications 
Act is to make available to all people of the United States a 
rapid, efficient, nationwide, and worldwide wire and radio 
communication service. The FCC performs five major functions to 
fulfill this charge: spectrum allocation, creating rules to 
promote fair competition and protect consumers where required 
by market conditions, authorization of service, enhancing 
public safety and homeland security, and enforcement. The 
recommendation includes increases over the fiscal year 2006 
appropriation for the following activities: wages and operating 
costs, $8,515,000; lifecycle replacement for public safety 
vehicles, $1,080,000; upgrades of financial systems, 
information technology systems, and technical equipment, 
$1,809,000; and consumer outreach for transition to digital 
television [DTV], $335,000.
    Broadcast Television Standards.--The Committee continues to 
be concerned about the declining standards of broadcast 
television and the impact this decline is having on America's 
children. Overall sexual content, foul language, and violence 
have tripled over the past decade. The Committee directs the 
FCC to continue to report to Congress on the issues associated 
with resurrecting a broadcast industry code of conduct for 
content of programming that, if adhered to by the broadcast 
industry, would protect against the further erosion of 
broadcasting standards.
    Washington Nationals Baseball.--The Committee strongly 
urges the FCC to act expeditiously upon the complaint filed 
under section 616 of the Communications Act regarding 
Washington Nationals baseball.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $210,079,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     223,000,000
House allowance.........................................     213,079,000
Committee recommendation................................     223,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $223,000,000. The 
recommendation is $4,921,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    The Federal Trade Commission [FTC] administers a variety of 
Federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. Activities in 
the antitrust area include detection and elimination of illegal 
collusion, anticompetitive mergers, unlawful single-firm 
conduct, and injurious vertical agreements. The FTC regulates 
advertising practices, service industry practices, marketing 
practices, and credit practices as it addresses fraud and other 
consumer concerns.
    Of the amounts provided, $129,000,000 is from Hart-Scott-
Rodino pre-merger filing fees and $18,000,000 is from Do-Not-
Call fees. The total amount of direct appropriations for this 
account is therefore $76,000,000. This represents an increase 
of $4,921,000 above the fiscal year 2006 direct appropriation. 
The Committee notes that this change reflects an increase in 
offsetting fee collection receipts since last year.
    Do-Not-Call Initiative.--The recommendation includes 
$18,000,000 for the FTC Do-Not-Call initiative and 
implementation of the Telemarketing Sales Rule [TSR], of which 
the entire amount is to be derived from the collection of fees. 
The Do-Not-Call initiative was launched pursuant to the FTC's 
amended TSR to establish a national database of telephone 
numbers of consumers who choose not to receive telephone 
solicitations from telemarketers. The Do-Not-Call initiative 
has received broad support from, and will provide significant 
benefits to, consumers from all corners of the United States.
    Child Protection.--The FTC in September of 2000, released a 
report entitled: ``Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: 
A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Practices in the 
Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries''. 
The report was very critical of the entertainment industry and 
its persistent and calculated marketing of violent games, 
movies, and music to children. In response to this report, the 
entertainment industry has promised to impose tougher 
regulations on itself and to voluntarily comply with the 
report's recommendation. The FTC should continue with, and 
expand upon, its efforts in this area. The Committee directs 
the Commission to continue to engage in consumer research and 
workshops, underage shopper-retail compliance surveys, and 
marketing data collection.
    Internet.--The FTC is charged with monitoring compliance 
with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (Public Law 
105-277). The recommendation provides the Commission the 
funding resources it needs to meet the challenges of increased 
fraud on the Internet. The Committee commends the FTC for 
reorganizing the unique and difficult challenge posed by the 
Internet, an international phenomenon that lacks borders, to 
protect the safety of our children.

                       Legal Services Corporation


               PAYMENT TO THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $326,578,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     310,860,000
House allowance.........................................     338,860,000
Committee recommendation................................     358,527,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $358,527,000. The 
recommendation is $31,949,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and $47,667,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recommendation provides $337,782,000 for 
basic field programs, to be used for competitively awarded 
grants and contracts, $12,825,000 for management and 
administration, $2,970,000 for client self-help and information 
technology, $2,970,000 for the Office of the Inspector General, 
and $1,980,000 for grants to offset losses due to census 
adjustments.

                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    The Committee recommendation continues the administrative 
provisions contained in the fiscal year 1998 appropriations act 
(Public Law 105-119) regarding operation of this program to 
provide basic legal services to disadvantaged individuals and 
the restrictions on the use of Legal Services Corporation [LSC] 
funds.
    Grantees must agree not to engage in litigation and related 
activities with respect to a variety of matters including: (1) 
redistricting; (2) class action suits; (3) representation of 
illegal aliens; (4) political activities; (5) collection of 
attorney fees; (6) abortion; (7) prisoner litigation; (8) 
welfare reform; (9) representation of charged drug dealers 
during eviction proceedings; and (10) solicitation of clients. 
The exception to the restrictions occurs in a case where there 
is imminent threat of physical harm to the client or 
prospective client remains in place.
    The manner in which the LSC grantees are audited through 
contracts with certified public accountants for financial and 
compliance audits are continued, along with the provisions on 
recompetition and debarment.

                        Marine Mammal Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $2,883,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................       2,133,000
House allowance.........................................       2,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,133,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $2,133,000. The 
recommendation is $750,000 below the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    The Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of 
Scientific Advisors on Marine Mammals are charged with 
maintaining an overview of, and providing advice on, domestic 
and international actions to further the policies and 
provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The Commission 
provides objective, science-based advice to the Congress and 
the executive branch on issues related to the protection of 
marine mammals.
    The Committee expects the Commission to continue to 
prioritize activities related to minimizing the direct and 
indirect effects of chemical contaminants, marine debris, 
noise, and other forms of ocean pollution on marine mammals and 
other marine organisms.

          National Veterans' Business Development Corporation

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $1,481,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................................
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       1,500,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $1,500,000 for the 
National Veterans' Business Development Corporation [NVBDC]. 
The recommendation is $19,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
funding level and $1,500,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee notes in the conference report accompanying 
Public Law 109-108, that the NVBDC was to make its operations 
self-sustaining. The funding provided will allow the NVDBC to 
transition from receiving appropriated funds, to being able to 
operate on its own as intended.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $863,117,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     890,846,000
House allowance.........................................     880,517,000
Committee recommendation................................     890,846,000

    The Committee recommendation provides a total budget 
(obligational) authority of $890,846,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the United States Securities and Exchange 
Commission [SEC], of which the entire amount is to be derived 
from the collection of fees. The recommendation is $27,729,000 
below the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and identical to the 
budget request.
    The mission of the SEC is to administer and enforce Federal 
securities laws in order to protect investors and to maintain 
fair, honest, and efficient markets. This includes ensuring 
full disclosure of financial information, regulating the 
Nation's securities markets, and preventing and policing fraud 
and malpractice in the securities and financial markets. The 
strength of the American economy and our Nation's financial 
markets is dependent upon investors' confidence in the 
financial disclosures and statements released by publicly 
traded companies.

                     Small Business Administration

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $450,566,000
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................   1,158,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     639,001,000
House allowance.........................................     672,792,000
Committee recommendation................................     639,001,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $639,001,000, for the 
Small Business Administration [SBA]. The recommendation is 
$188,435,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level, 
excluding emergency appropriations, and the same as the budget 
request. Funding is distributed among the SBA appropriation 
accounts as described below.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $309,031,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     303,550,000
House allowance.........................................     293,550,000
Committee recommendation................................     303,550,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $303,550,000. The 
recommendation is $5,481,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request. Within the amount 
provided, full funding is recommended for the 8(a) program and 
the Office of Women's Business Ownership.
    In addition, within the amounts made available under this 
heading, the Committee recommends grants for the following 
organizations and programs:
    $700,000 for Lynch Street Corridor Redevelopment;
    $20,000 for the Clemson University International Center for 
Automotive Research Lambda Rail Access Node;
    $650,000 for the Southern Census Research Data Center at 
Mississippi State University;
    $150,000 for the Small Business Incubator in McLean County, 
Illinois;
    $300,000 for the University of South Alabama Mitchell 
College of Business;
    $3,100,000 the SmartSynch Wireless Rural Access Program;
    $800,000 for the Terre Haute Business Incubator, Terre 
Haute, Indiana;
    $500,000 for First State Innovation, Delaware;
    $900,000 for the Downtown Jackson Civic Plaza;
    $200,000 for the High-Tech Consortium of Southern New 
Mexico;
    $40,000 for Delta Plant Technologies, Akron, Ohio;
    $250,000 for Guntersville, Alabama Downtown Revitalization;
    $500,000 for New Mexico State University for the Arrowhead 
Center;
    $1,000,000 for Calhoun County Economic Development;
    $320,000 for the Tuck School/MBDA initiative;
    $1,000,000 for Alcorn State university facility 
improvements;
    $2,675,000 for the Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston, 
West Virginia;
    $750,000 for Montgomery, Alabama Downtown Development;
    $1,400,000 for Mississippi University for Women facility 
improvements;
    $700,000 for Holmes County Arts Council multipurpose 
building;
    $400,000 for E4 Entrepreneurship for Immigrants, 
Minorities, Women and People of Disability in Southwest King 
County, Washington;
    $500,000 for the Delaware Technology Park Business 
Incubator Laboratory Expansion;
    $300,000 for LeFleur Lakes Development Foundation;
    $1,000,000 for the Jefferson County Greenway Development 
Project;
    $100,000 for the Staten Island, New York, Financial 
Clearinghouse;
    $600,000 to USM for Composite Materials Use in Hurricane 
Rebuilding;
    $300,000 for Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation's 
Entrepreneurial Institute, Altoona, Pennsylvania;
    $300,000 for the City of Columbus Train Depot;
    $500,000 for Central Connecticut State University's 
Institute for Technology and Business Development Hispanic 
Initiative;
    $250,000 for the Great Plains Energy Corridor Coordinating 
Office, Bismarck, North Dakota;
    $600,000 for Small Business High Temperature Silicon 
Carbide manufacturing;
    $250,000 for the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights 
Multicultural Center;
    $750,000 for the Mississippi State University Ultra-
Wideband Technology Commercialization program;
    $500,000 for the Nanotechnology Applied Science Lab at 
North Dakota State College of Science;
    $800,000 for the City of Westpoint for Economic 
Development;
    $500,000 for the City of Huntsville Cultural Development 
project;
    $250,000 for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Retail Entrepreneurial 
Center for Nucleus Retail Incubator;
    $250,000 for the Institute for Social and Economic 
Development Ventures, Iowa, for the Barnabas Micro Loan 
Program;
    $4,000,000 for Industrial Outreach Service at Mississippi 
State University;
    $400,000 for the Adelante Development Center;
    $250,000 for the University of Vermont Small Enterprise 
Research Initiative;
    $700,000 for Mississippi Valley State University for 
facility improvements;
    $350,000 U.S.S. Alabama Battleship Project, Mobile, 
Alabama;
    $600,000 for Technology and Software to Detect Criminal and 
Terrorist Activity in Commercial Transactions;
    $500,000 for the High Plains Center for Product Innovation, 
Commercialization, and Support at the South Dakota School of 
Mines and Technology;
    $700,000 for the Cleveland Avenue YMCA Expansion, 
Montgomery, Alabama;
    $1,000,000 for Beth Medrash Govoha, New Jersey, for the 
Lakewood Small Business Incubator;
    $1,500,000 for the MS Technology Alliance;
    $750,000 for the Vermont Broadband Council;
    $250,000 for the Alabama Small Business Institute;
    $500,000 for the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies;
    $40,000 for the BioEnterprise Entrepreneurial Acceleration 
Program, Cleveland, Ohio;
    $500,000 for the Women's Business Development Center in 
Stamford, Connecticut;
    $2,000,000 for Mississippi Technology Transfer and Recovery 
Centers;
    $300,000 for the Central Alabama Woman's Business Center;
    $500,000 for the University of Arkansas Research and 
Technology Park;
    $80,000 for the Entrepreneur and Leadership Program at 
Lewis-Clark State College;
    $400,000 for the City of Pascagoula Economic Development;
    $400,000 for the Northwest Agricultural Business Center, 
Washington;
    $250,000 for the Center for Rural Affairs' Nebraska Rural 
Small Business Training and Technical Assistance program;
    $400,000 for the Alabama Department of Archives and History 
Education Initiative;
    $300,000 for Rand Gulf State Policy Institute for Economic 
Development Recovery Research;
    $500,000 for the Research and Commercialization Center, 
Arizona State University;
    $100,000 for the Knoxville College Small Business 
Incubator;
    $400,000 for the University of Nevada, Reno's Small 
Business Initiative;
    $1,500,000 for the USM Information Technology Services 
Laboratory;
    $100,000 for the University of Alabama Music Outreach 
project;
    $500,000 for the Center for Economic Growth, Albany, New 
York, for the Business Accelerator Program;
    $800,000 for Hancock County Center for Business and 
Community Recovery;
    $500,000 for the University of Kentucky/New Product 
Development and Commercialization Center;
    $575,000 for Detroit Renaissance;
    $400,000 for the City of Gulfport for Economic Development;
    $200,000 for the Bend Venture Catalyst, Oregon;
    $500,000 for Environmental Science Education Center, 
Columbiana, Alabama; and
    $250,000 for the Baker County, Oregon, Integrated Wood 
Utilization Center.

                NON-CREDIT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommendation provides $122,990,000 for the 
SBA non-credit business assistance programs. The recommendation 
is $28,444,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recommendations, by program are displayed in 
the following table:

                 NON-CREDIT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                                                         recommendation
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Small Business Development Centers....................            89,000
Drug-free Workplace Grants............................               990
SCORE.................................................             5,000
Women's Business Centers..............................            12,500
Women's Council.......................................               750
Microloan Technical Assistance........................            10,000
Veteran's Business Development Assistance.............               750
Native American Outreach..............................             1,000
PRIME Technical Assistance............................             1,000
HUBZones..............................................             2,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total, Non-credit Business Assistance Program...           122,990
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The recommendation provides $1,500,000 for the Small 
Disadvantaged Business Program, which is funded through 
reimbursements from interagency collections.
    The Committee continues to support the Small Business 
Development Center Program.
    The Committee remains concerned about the indicators used 
by SBA to evaluate economic distress in making determinations 
of eligibility for assistance under the HUBZone program. The 
Committee understands that the current indicators SBA uses may 
exclude certain economically distressed rural areas, 
particularly those suffering from high emmigration of people 
and job loss.
    The recommendation includes language providing for the 
continuation of the Women's Business Centers sustainability 
centers and language providing that such centers shall receive 
40 percent of the total funding provided for Women's Business 
Centers.
    The Committee directs the SBA to locate a full-time 
international finance specialist from the SBA Office of 
International Trade in the gulf coast region. The Committee is 
concerned that the international finance specialists that serve 
the gulf are located in other parts of the country. Assigning a 
specialist to be located in the region will encourage exporting 
in the gulf coast and assist local businesses with their 
economic recovery efforts following Hurricanes Rita and 
Katrina.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2006....................................     $13,722,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................      14,355,000
House allowance.........................................      13,722,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,355,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $14,355,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General. The recommendation is $633,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same as the 
budget request.

                 SURETY BOND GUARANTEES REVOLVING FUND

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $2,824,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................       2,970,000
House allowance.........................................       2,824,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,970,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $2,970,000. The 
recommendation is $146,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2006....................................    $124,989,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     126,136,000
House allowance.........................................     163,706,000
Committee recommendation................................     126,136,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $126,136,000. The 
recommendation is $1,147,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request.
    Of the amount provided for administrative expenses, which 
may be transferred to and merged with SBA salaries and 
expenses, to cover the common overhead expenses associated with 
the business loans programs.
    The recommendation provides $2,000,000 for the Microloan 
Direct program.

                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2006....................................................
Supplemental appropriations, 2006.......................  $1,153,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................     198,990,000
House allowance.........................................     198,990,000
Committee recommendation................................     198,990,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $198,990,000. The 
recommendation is $198,990,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level, not including emergency supplemental 
appropriations, and the same as the budget request.
    Within the amount provided, $85,140,000 is for direct loan 
subsidies. Also within the amount provided, $113,850,000 is for 
administrative expenses. As always, SBA is urged to seek out 
emergency funding in the event of a disaster requiring loan 
assistance.

                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    The recommendation continues language concerning transfer 
authority and availability of funds.
    The Committee recommendation also provides no funding for 
E-Gov activities for fiscal year 2007. If the SBA determines 
that funds are necessary for these efforts, the Committee will 
consider a reprogramming of existing resources consistent with 
section 505 and 516 of this act. Future requests for funding 
for any E-Gov initiative to the Senate Committee on 
Appropriations must include a detailed cost-benefit analysis, 
along with business metrics that measure the successful 
implementation and the savings to SBA derived from its 
contribution to E-Gov. In addition, the request must identify 
any information technology systems, programs, or contracts that 
are being terminated in order to migrate to an E-Gov 
initiative. All reprogramming requests must demonstrate that 
the benefits from the transfer for an E-Gov initiative are 
greater than the original purpose for which the funds were 
appropriated. These requirements apply to future budget 
submissions and reprogramming requests for the current and 
future fiscal years. The SBA Inspector General shall (1) audit 
and review all E-Gov documentation, including the assumptions 
contained in the cost-benefit analysis; and (2) certify that 
the documentation validates the outcomes of the E-Gov cost-
benefit analysis.

                        State Justice Institute


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006....................................      $3,455,000
Budget estimate, 2007...................................................
House allowance.........................................       2,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,500,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $4,500,000. The 
recommendation is $1,045,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level and $4,500,000 above the budget request.
    The Institute was created in 1984 to further the 
development and adoption of improved judicial administration in 
State courts.

                                TITLE V

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The Committee recommends the following general provisions 
for the departments, agencies and commissions funded in the 
accompanying bill.
    Section 501 requires agencies to provide quarterly reports 
regarding unobligated balances.
    Section 502 prohibits any appropriation contained in the 
act from remaining available for obligation beyond the current 
year unless expressly provided.
    Section 503 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 504 provides for severability should a provision of 
this act be found to be unconstitutional.
    Section 505(a) stipulates Committee policy concerning the 
reprogramming of funds. Section 505(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 or renames offices, programs, or 
activities; or (6) contracts out or privatizes any function or 
activity presently performed by Federal employees unless the 
Appropriations Committees of the House and Senate are notified 
15 days in advance.
    Section 505(b) prohibits a reprogramming of funds in excess 
of $750,000 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, 
including savings from 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 the House and Senate are notified 15 days in 
advance.
    Section 506 prohibits construction, repair, overhaul, 
conversion, or modernization of National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration ships outside of the United States.
    Section 507 provides for a penalty for persons found to 
have falsely mislabeled products.
    Section 508 requires agencies and departments funded in 
this act to absorb any necessary costs related to downsizing or 
consolidation within the amounts provided to the agency or 
department.
    Section 509 limits the availability of funds for tobacco 
promotion.
    Section 510 prohibits a user fee from being charged for 
background checks conducted pursuant to the Brady Handgun 
Control Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-159) and prohibits 
implementation of a background check system that does not 
require and result in the immediate destruction of certain 
information.
    Section 511 delays obligation of some receipts deposited 
into the Crime Victims Fund.
    Section 512 none of the funds made available to the 
Department of Justice in this act may be used to discriminate 
against or denigrate the religious or moral beliefs of students 
who participate in programs for which financial assistance is 
provided from those funds, or of the parents or legal guardians 
of such students.
    Section 513 limits transfers of funds between agencies.
    Section 514 prohibits the Small Business Administration 
from selling certain disaster loans.
    Section 515 directs the Secretary of Commerce, with the 
consent of the President, to have lead responsibility for 
negotiating treaties concerning fisheries, marine mammals, or 
sea turtles.
    Section 516 requires that any funds proposed to be used by 
agencies funded under this act to implement certain initiatives 
shall be subject to the provisions of this section and section 
505 of this Act.
    Section 517 requires the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms, and Explosives to include specific language in any 
release of tracing study data that makes clear that trace data 
cannot be used to draw broad conclusions about firearms-related 
crime.
    Section 518 states none of the funds appropriated or 
otherwise made available under this act may be used to issue 
patents on claims directed to or encompassing a human organism.
    Section 519 prohibits the use of funds to support or 
justify the use of torture.
    Section 520 prohibits the payment of salaries or 
administrative expenses in relation to export to Canada of 
certain components, parts, accessories, or attachments for 
firearms.
    Section 521 prohibits the use of funds to process permits 
to import certain products (curios and relics).
    Section 522 limits reprogrammings and transfers after June 
30 to extraordinary circumstance.
    Section 523 includes authorizing funds appropriated for 
intelligence activities for the Department of Justice during 
fiscal year 2007 until the enactment of the Intelligence 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007.
    Section 524 requires all Office of Inspector Generals 
funded under this act to forward copies of all audit reports to 
the Committee immediately after they are issued and to 
immediately make the Committee aware of any review that 
recommends cancellation of, or modification to, any major 
acquisition project or grant, or that recommends significant 
budgetary savings. The Office of Inspector Generals funded 
under this act are directed to withhold from public 
distribution for a period of 15 days any final audit or 
investigation report, that was requested by the Senate 
Committee on Appropriations.
    Section 525 provides that none of the funds made available 
in this act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce 
any guidelines of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
covering harassment based on religion.
    Section 526 requires notification of awards prior to public 
announcement.
    Section 527 extends the Universal Service Fund exemption 
from the Antideficiency Act.
    Section 528 allows for funds appropriated in Public Law 
109-108 to be used by the Millry Improvements Association.
    Section 529 prohibits the Federal Communications Commission 
from changing rules governing the Universal Service Fund 
regarding single connection or primary line restrictions.
    Section 530 prohibits any involuntary reduction in force 
for any NASA center during fiscal year 2007.
    Section 531 prohibits the implementation of Federal 
Communications Commission primary line rules.
    Section 532 the Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act.
    Section 533 related to explicit materials.

                                TITLE VI

                              RESCISSIONS

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                   Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund

                              (RESCISSION)

    The recommendation includes a rescission of $8,000,000 of 
unobligated balances in this account.

                         General Administration

               TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER COMPLIANCE FUND

                              (RESCISSION)

    The recommendation includes a rescission of $39,000,000 in 
unobligated balances from this account. These funds shall be 
drawn from the Telecommunication Carrier Compliance account.

                         COUNTERTERRORISM FUND

                              (RESCISSION)

    The recommendation includes a rescission of $11,000,000 
from unobligated balances in this account. Any funding that 
would be necessary for this purpose should be provided through 
emergency supplemental appropriations.

                            Legal Activities

                         ASSETS FORFEITURE FUND

                              (RESCISSION)

    The recommendation includes a rescission of $170,000,000 
from unobligated balances in this account.

                        United States Attorneys

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                              (RESCISSION)

    The recommendation includes a rescission of $27,000,000 
from unobligated balances in this account.

                         Federal Prison System

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                              (RESCISSION)

    The recommendation includes a rescission of $3,000,000 from 
unobligated balances in this account.

                       Office of Justice Programs

                       JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANTS

                              (RESCISSION)

    The recommendation includes a rescission of $127,500,000 
from unobligated balances in this account.

                  COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES

                              (RESCISSION)

    The recommendation includes a rescission of $127,500,000 
from unobligated balances in this account.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                     Small Business Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                              (RESCISSION)

    The recommendation includes a rescission of $6,100,000 of 
unobligated balances in this account.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                              (RESCISSION)

    The recommendation includes a rescission of $5,000,000 of 
unobligated balances in this account.

                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                              (RESCISSION)

    The recommendation includes a rescission of $3,700,000 of 
unobligated balances in this account.

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

    Rule XVI, paragraph 7 requires that every report on a 
general appropriation bill filed by the Committee must identify 
items of appropriation not made to carry out the provisions of 
an existing law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or resolution 
previously passed by the Senate during that session.
    The Committee recommends funding for the following programs 
or activities that currently lack an authorization for fiscal 
year 2007, either in whole or in part, and therefore fall under 
this rule:
Department of Justice
    General Administration:
  --Administrative Review and Appeals;
  --Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund;
  --Foreign Claims Settlement Commission;
  --Construction of Witness Safesites;
  --Federal Bureau of Investigation--Salaries and Expenses;
  --Federal Bureau of Investigation--Construction; and
  --Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
    Violence Against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs:
  --STOP Formula Program;
  --Encouraging Arrest Policies;
  --Rural Domestic Violence;
  --Training Programs for Probation and Pretrial Services;
  --Stalking Database;
  --Safe Havens;
  --Education and Training for Disabled Female Victims;
  --Civil Legal Assistance;
  --Violence on College Campuses;
  --Training Programs for Disabled Women;
  --Court Appointed Special Advocates;
  --Training for Judicial Personnel; and
  --Grants for Televised Testimony.
    Office of Justice Programs:
        Justice Assistance:
      --Management and Administration;
      --National Institute of Justice;
      --Bureau of Justice Statistics;
      --Regional Information Sharing System; and
      --White Collar Crime Center.
        State and Local Law Enforcement:
      --Byrne Discretionary Grants;
      --Boys and Girls Clubs;
      --Southwest Border Prosecutors;
      --State Prison Drug Treatment Program; and
      --Intelligence State and Local Training.
        Community Oriented Policing:
      --Training and Technical Assistance;
      --Tribal Law Enforcement;
      --Methamphetamine Hot Spots;
      --Law Enforcement Interoperability and Technologies;
      --Project Safe Neighborhoods;
      --Sex Offender Apprehension;
      --Project Childsafe;
      --Anti-gang Initiative; and
      --Offender Reentry.
        Juvenile Justice:
      --Tribal Youth;
      --Alcohol Prevention;
      --Gang Prevention;
      --Juvenile Accountability Block Grant;
      --Victims of Child Abuse Act; and
      --Secure our Schools Act.
Department of Commerce, Related Agencies
    Office of the United States Trade Representative; and
    International Trade Commission.
    Department of Commerce:
  --International Trade Administration;
  --Bureau of Industry and Security;
  --National Telecommunications and Information Administration;
  --Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning and 
        Construction;
  --National Institute of Standards and Technology; and
  --National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    Science:
  --National Science Foundation.
Related Agencies
    United States Commission on Civil Rights;
    Federal Communications Commission;
    Federal Trade Commission;
    Legal Services Corporation;
    Marine Mammal Commission; and
    Securities and Exchange Commission.

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

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on July 13, 2006, 
the Committee ordered reported, en bloc: H.R. 5672, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, 
Science, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title; 
and S. 3660, an original bill making appropriations for the 
government of the District of Columbia and other activities 
chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said 
District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for 
other purposes; with each bill subject to further amendment and 
each subject to the budget allocation, by a recorded vote of 
28-0, a quorum being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Cochran
Mr. Stevens
Mr. Specter
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Bond
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Burns
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Craig
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. DeWine
Mr. Brownback
Mr. Allard
Mr. Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Reid
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mr. Dorgan
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Landrieu

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

    Paragraph 12 of the rule XXVI requires that Committee 
reports on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any 
statute or part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the 
statute or part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and 
(b) a comparative print of that part of the bill or joint 
resolution making the amendment and of the statute or part 
thereof proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through 
type and italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate 
typographical devices the omissions and insertions which would 
be made by the bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form 
recommended by the Committee.''
    In compliance with this rule, the following changes in 
existing law proposed to be made by this bill are shown as 
follows: existing law to be omitted is enclosed in black 
brackets; new matter is printed in italic; and existing law in 
which no change is proposed is shown in roman.

TITLE 18--CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

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Part I. Crimes

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      CHAPTER 110--SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND OTHER ABUSE OF CHILDREN

Sec.
2252B    Misleading domain names on the Inernet.
2252C.    Misleading words or images on the Internet
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Sec. 2252C. Misleading words or images on the Internet

    (a) In General.--
            (1) Matter that is obscene.--It is unlawful for any 
        person knowing to embed words, symbols, or digital 
        images into the source code of a website with the 
        intent to deceive another person into viewing material 
        that is obscene.
            (2) Matter that is harmful to children.--It is 
        unlawful for any person knowing to embed words, 
        symbols, or digital images into the source code of a 
        website with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing 
        material that is harmful to minors.
            (3) Identified matter not deceptive.--For purposes 
        of this section, a word, symbol, or image that clearly 
        indicates the sexual content of a website as sexual, 
        pornographic, or similar terms shall not be considered 
        to be misleading or deceptive.
    (b) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Material harmful to minors.--The term `material 
        that is harmful to minors' means a communication 
        consisting of nudity, sex, or excretion that, taken as 
        a whole and with reference to its content--
                    (A) predominantly appeals to a prurient 
                interest of a minor;
                    (B) is patently offensive to prevailing 
                standards in the adult community as a whole 
                with respect to what is suitable material for 
                minors; and
                    (C) lacks serious literary, artistic, 
                political, or scientific value for minors.
            (2) Sex.--The term `sex' means acts of 
        masturbation, sexual intercourse, or physical contact 
        with a person's genitals, or the condition of human 
        male or female genitals when in a state of sexual 
        stimulation or arousal.
            (3) Source code.--The term `source code' means the 
        combination of text and other characters comprising the 
        content, both viewable and nonviewable, of a web page, 
        including any website publishing language, programming 
        language, protocol, or functional content.
    (c) Penalties.--
            (1) Obscene material.--Violation of subsection 
        (a)(1) is punishable by a fine under this title, or 
        imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or both.
            (2) Material harmful to minors.--Violation of 
        subsection (a)(2) is punishable by a fine under this 
        title, or imprisonment for not more than 4 years, or 
        both.

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Sec. 2255. Civil remedy for personal injuries

    [(a) Any minor who is] (a) In General.--Any person who, 
while a minor, was a victim of a violation of section 2241(c), 
2242, 2243, 2251, 2251A, 2252, 2252A, 2260, 2421, 2422, or 2423 
of this title and who suffers personal injury as a result of 
[such violation] such violation, regardless of whether the 
injury occurred while such person was a minor, may sue in any 
appropriate United States District Court and shall recover the 
actual damages [such minor] such person sustains and the cost 
of the suit, including a reasonable attorney's fee. [Any minor] 
Any person as described in the preceding sentence shall be 
deemed to have sustained damages of no less than [$50,000] 
$150,000 in value.
    [(b) Any action] (b) Statute of Limitations.--Any Action 
commenced under this section shall be barred unless the 
complaint is filed within six years after the right of action 
first accrues or in the case of a person under a legal 
disability, not later than three years after the disability.

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TITLE 47--TELEGRAPHS, TELEPHONES, AND RADIOTELEGRAPHS

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CHAPTER 5--WIRE OR RADIO COMMUNICATION

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                     SUBCHAPTER II--COMMON CARRIERS


Part I.--Common Carrier Regulation

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Sec. 214. Extension of lines or discontinuance of service; 
            certificate of public convenience and necessity

(a) * * *

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(e) * * *

    (1) * * *

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    (6) Common carriers not subject to State commission 
jurisdiction

            In the case of a common carrier providing telephone 
        exchange service and exchange access that is not 
        subject to the jurisdiction of a State commission, the 
        Commission shall upon request designate such a common 
        carrier that meets the requirements of paragraph (1) as 
        an eligible telecommunications carrier for a service 
        area designated by the Commission consistent with 
        applicable Federal and State law. Upon request and 
        consistent with the public interest, convenience and 
        necessity, the Commission may, with respect to an area 
        served by a rural telephone company, and shall, in the 
        case of all other areas, designate more than one common 
        carrier as an eligible telecommunications carrier for a 
        service area designated under this paragraph, so long 
        as each additional requesting carrier meets the 
        requirements of paragraph (1). Before designating an 
        additional eligible telecommunications carrier for an 
        area served by a rural telephone company, the 
        Commission shall find that the designation is in the 
        public interest.
            (7) Primary line.--In implementing the requirements 
        of this Act with respect to the distribution and use of 
        Federal Universal Service support the Commission shall 
        not limit such distribution and use to a single 
        connection or primary line, and all residential and 
        business lines served by an eligible telecommunications 
        carrier shall be eligible for Federal universal service 
        support.

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COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934 (47 U.S.C. 541)

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TITLE VI

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Part III.--Franchising and Regulation

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SEC. 621. GENERAL FRANCHISE REQUIREMENTS.

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    (f) No provision of this Act shall be construed to--
            (1) prohibit a local or municipal authority that is 
        also, or is affiliated with, a franchising authority 
        from operating as a multichannel video programming 
        distributor in the franchise area, notwithstanding the 
        granting of one or more franchises by such franchising 
        authority; or
            (2) require such local or municipal authority to 
        secure a franchise to operate as a multichannel video 
        programming distributor.
    (g) Child Pornography.--A multichannel video programming 
distributor may not distribute child pornography (as defined in 
section 2256(8) of title 18, United States Code).

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CRIME CONTROL ACT OF 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13032)

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SEC. 227. REPORTING OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY BY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION 
                    SERVICE PROVIDERS.

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            (4) Failure to report.--A provider of electronic 
        communication services or remote computing services 
        described in paragraph (1) who knowingly and willfully 
        fails to make a report under that paragraph shall be 
        fined--
                    (A) in the case of an initial failure to 
                make a report, not more than [$50,000;] 
                $150,000; and
                    (B) in the case of any second or subsequent 
                failure to make a report, not more than 
                [$100,000.] $300,000.

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FAIRNESS TO CONTACT LENS CONSUMERS ACT, PUBLIC LAW 108-164

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SECTION 1. * * *

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SEC. 7. PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN WAIVERS.

    A prescriber may not place on the prescription, or require 
the patient to sign, or deliver to the patient a form or notice 
waiving or disclaiming the liability or responsibility of the 
prescriber for the accuracy of the eye examination. The 
preceding sentence does not mpose liability on a prescriber for 
the ophthalmic goods and services dispensed by another seller 
pursuant to the prescriber's correctly verified prescription.

SEC. 7A. POLICY REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF CONTACT LENSES.

    (a) In General.--A manufacturer shall make any contact lens 
the manufacturer produces, markets, distributes, or sells 
available in a commercially reasonable and nondiscriminatory 
manner to--
            (1) prescribers;
            (2) entities associated with prescribers; and
            (3) alternative channels of distribution.
    (b) Exclusion.--
            (1) In general.--For purposes of this section, the 
        term ``contact lens'' does not include lenses that are 
        described in paragraph (2).
            (2) Lenses described.--The lenses described in this 
        paragraph include--
                    (A) rigid gas permeable lenses;
                    (B) bitoric gas permeable lenses;
                    (C) bifocal gas permeable lenses;
                    (D) keratoconus lenses;
                    (E) custom soft toric lenses; and
                    (F) any other custom designed lenses that 
                are manufactured for an individual patient and 
                are not mass marketed or mass produced.
    (c) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Alternative channels of distribution.--The term 
        ``alternative channels of distribution'' means any mail 
        order company, Internet retailer, pharmacy, buying 
        club, department store, or mass merchandise outlet, 
        without regard to whether the entity is associated with 
        a prescriber, unless the entity is a competitor as 
        defined in paragraph (2).
            (2) Competitor.--The term ``competitor'' means an 
        entity that manufactures contact lenses and sells the 
        lenses in direct competition with another manufacturer.
            (3) Manufacturer.--The term ``manufacturer'' 
        includes the manufacturer and the parent company of the 
        manufacturer, and any subsidiaries, affiliates, 
        successors, and assigns of the manufacturer.
    (d) Safe Harbor for Manufacturers.--Nothing in this section 
shall be deemed to impose on a manufacturer an obligation to--
            (1) sell to a competitor;
            (2) sell contact lenses to different contact lens 
        distributors or customers at the same price, consistent 
        with applicable Federal law;
            (3) open or maintain any account for a seller who 
        is not in substantial compliance with this Act;
            (4) decide whether to sell to a low volume account 
        directly or through a distributor; or
            (5) make available to sellers in all geographic 
        areas lenses that are being test marketed on a limited 
        basis in one geographic area.
    (e) Prohibition on Filling Expired Prescriptions.--No 
entity described in subsection (a) may knowingly fill a 
prescription that is expired.
    (f) Rulemaking.--The Federal Trade Commission shall 
prescribe rules to carry out this section in the same manner as 
set forth under section 8 of this Act and any rule prescribed 
under this section shall take effect not later than 60 days 
after the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (g) Violations.--Any violation of this section or the rules 
required under subsection (e) shall be treated in the same 
manner as provided for under section 9 of this Act.

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   AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND 
RELATED AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2004, AND FOR 
OTHER PURPOSES, PUBLIC LAW 108-199

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


DIVISION B--DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE, THE JUDICIARY, 
AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2004

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


General Provisions--Department of Justice

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


    Sec. 112. (a)(1) None of the funds provided in this Act or 
hereafter may be used for courts or law enforcement officers 
for a tribe or village--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (2)(A) There is established an Alaska Rural Justice and Law 
Enforcement Commission (hereinafter ``Justice Commission''). 
The United States Attorney General shall appoint the Justice 
Commission which shall include a Federal Co-chairman, the 
Attorney General for the State of Alaska or his designee who 
shall act as the State Co-Chairman, the Commissioner of Public 
Safety for the State of Alaska, a representative from the 
Alaska Municipal League, a representative from an organized 
borough, a representative of the Alaska Federation of Natives, 
a tribal representative, a representative from a non-profit 
Native corporation that operates Village Public Safety Officer 
programs, the Commissioner of Health & Social Services for 
Alaska, a representative of an Alaska Native healthcare 
provider and a representative from the Alaska Native Justice 
Center. The chief judge for the Federal District Court for the 
District of Alaska may also appoint a non-voting representative 
and a non-voting judge to provide technical support. The 
Justice Commission may hire such staff as is necessary to 
assist with its work. The Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme 
Court may appoint a non-voting representative of the Alaska 
Supreme Court to provide technical support.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


  UNIVERSAL SERVICE ANTIDEFICIENCY TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ACT OF 2004--
PUBLIC LAW 108-494

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


TITLE III

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


SEC. 302. APPLICATION OF CERTAIN TITLE 31 PROVISIONS TO 
                    UNIVERSALSERVICE FUND.

    (a) In General.--During the period beginning on the date of 
enactment of this Act and ending on [December 31, 2006] 
December 31, 2007, section 1341 and subchapter II of chapter 15 
of title 31, United States Code, do not apply--
            (1) to any amount collected or received as Federal 
        universal service contributions required by section 254 
        of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254), 
        including any interest earned on such contributions; 
        nor
            (2) to the expenditure or obligation of amounts 
        attributable to such contributions for universal 
        service support programs established pursuant to that 
        section.
    (b) Post-2005 Fulfillment of Protected Obligations.--
Section 1341 and subchapter II of chapter 15 of title 31, 
United States Code, do not apply after [December 31, 2006] 
December 31, 2007, to an expenditure or obligation described in 
subsection (a)(2) made or authorized during the period 
described in subsection (a).

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  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2007
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                       Senate Committee recommendation compared  with (+
                                                                                                                             or ^)
               Item                      2006       Budget estimate  House allowance     Committee    --------------------------------------------------
                                    appropriation                                      recommendation        2006
                                                                                                        appropriation   Budget estimate  House allowance
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

      General Administration

Salaries and expenses............          86,289          115,505           35,400           41,126          -45,163          -74,379           +5,726
    Office of Intelligence and             36,577   ...............  ...............  ...............         -36,577   ...............  ...............
     Policy Review...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal...................         122,866          115,505           35,400           41,126          -81,740          -74,379           +5,726

    National Security Division

Salaries and expenses............  ...............          66,970           66,970           64,866          +64,866           -2,104           -2,104
Justice information sharing               123,404          175,007          125,000          100,000          -23,404          -75,007          -25,000
 technology......................
Tactical wireless communications.          88,851           89,217           89,000           75,000          -13,851          -14,217          -14,000
Administrative review and appeals         212,930          229,212          229,152          229,212          +16,282   ...............             +60
    Emergency appropriations                9,000   ...............  ...............  ...............          -9,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-234)........

Detention trustee................       1,206,392        1,332,326        1,331,026        1,332,326         +125,934   ...............          +1,300
    Prior year unobligated                -44,425   ...............          -5,000          -53,168           -8,743          -53,168          -48,168
     balances....................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Direct appropriation.......       1,161,967        1,332,326        1,326,026        1,279,158         +117,191          -53,168          -46,868

Office of Inspector General......          67,922           70,558           70,558           70,558           +2,636   ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, General                    1,786,940        2,078,795        1,942,106        1,859,920          +72,980         -218,875          -82,186
       Administration............

 United States Parole Commission

Salaries and expenses............          10,859           11,951           11,500           11,500             +641             -451   ...............

         Legal Activities

General legal activities:
    Emergency appropriations                9,000   ...............  ...............  ...............          -9,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-234)........
    Direct appropriation.........         653,505          684,324          668,739          654,324             +819          -30,000          -14,415
Vaccine injury compensation trust           6,252            6,333            6,292            6,333              +81   ...............             +41
 fund (permanent)................

Antitrust Division...............         144,088          147,742          145,915          147,742           +3,654   ...............          +1,827
    Offsetting fee collections--         -116,000         -129,000         -129,000         -129,000          -13,000   ...............  ...............
     current year................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Direct appropriation.......          28,088           18,742           16,915           18,742           -9,346   ...............          +1,827

     United States Attorneys

Salaries and expenses............       1,579,565        1,664,400        1,664,400        1,646,195          +66,630          -18,205          -18,205
    Emergency appropriations                9,000   ...............  ...............  ...............          -9,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-148)........
    Emergency appropriations               11,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         -11,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-234)........
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, United States              1,599,565        1,664,400        1,664,400        1,646,195          +46,630          -18,205          -18,205
       Attorneys.................

United States Trustee System Fund         211,664          236,116          223,447          234,000          +22,336           -2,116          +10,553
    Offsetting fee collections...        -206,728         -229,000         -218,447         -229,000          -22,272   ...............         -10,553
    Interest on U.S. securities..          -4,936           -5,000           -5,000           -5,000              -64   ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Direct appropriation.......  ...............           2,116   ...............  ...............  ...............          -2,116   ...............

Foreign Claims Settlement                   1,303            1,559            1,431            1,431             +128             -128   ...............
 Commission......................

  United States Marshals Service

Salaries and expenses (non-CSE)..         782,903          824,642          825,924          844,761          +61,858          +20,119          +18,837
    Emergency appropriations                9,000   ...............  ...............  ...............          -9,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-148)........
    Emergency appropriations                1,000   ...............  ...............  ...............          -1,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-234)........
Construction.....................           8,769            1,282   ...............          11,282           +2,513          +10,000          +11,282
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, United States                801,672          825,924          825,924          856,043          +54,371          +30,119          +30,119
       Marshals Service..........

Fees and expenses of witnesses...         168,000          171,000          171,000          171,000           +3,000   ...............  ...............
Community Relations Service......           9,536           10,229            9,882            9,536   ...............            -693             -346
Assets forfeiture fund...........          21,194           21,211           21,202           21,202               +8               -9   ...............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Legal activities....       3,298,115        3,405,838        3,385,785        3,384,806          +86,691          -21,032             -979

   Interagency Law Enforcement

Interagency crime and drug                483,189          706,051          498,457          388,000          -95,189         -318,051         -110,457
 enforcement.....................

 Federal Bureau of Investigation

Salaries and expenses............       3,395,906        3,680,664        3,654,934        3,546,225         +150,319         -134,439         -108,709
    Emergency appropriations               45,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         -45,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-148)........
    Emergency appropriations               85,700   ...............  ...............  ...............         -85,700   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-234)........
Counterintelligence and national        2,259,663        2,307,994        2,307,994        2,307,994          +48,331   ...............  ...............
 security........................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Direct appropriation.......       5,786,269        5,988,658        5,962,928        5,854,219          +67,950         -134,439         -108,709

Construction.....................          37,128           51,392           80,422          120,696          +83,568          +69,304          +40,274
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Federal Bureau of          5,823,397        6,040,050        6,043,350        5,974,915         +151,518          -65,135          -68,435
       Investigation.............

 Drug Enforcement Administration

Salaries and expenses............       1,864,015        1,948,569        1,963,569        1,935,752          +71,737          -12,817          -27,817
    Emergency appropriations               10,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         -10,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-148)........
    Emergency appropriations               14,200   ...............  ...............  ...............         -14,200   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-234)........
    Diversion control fund.......        -199,097         -212,078         -212,078         -212,078          -12,981   ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Drug Enforcement           1,689,118        1,736,491        1,751,491        1,723,674          +34,556          -12,817          -27,817
       Administration............

   Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
     Firearms, and Explosives

Salaries and expenses............         911,817          860,128          950,128          985,000          +73,183         +124,872          +34,872
    Emergency appropriations               20,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         -20,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-148)........
    Emergency appropriations                4,000   ...............  ...............  ...............          -4,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-234)........
    Legislative proposal.........  ...............         120,000   ...............  ...............  ...............        -120,000   ...............
    Legislative proposal.........  ...............        -120,000   ...............  ...............  ...............        +120,000   ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Bureau of Alcohol,           935,817          860,128          950,128          985,000          +49,183         +124,872          +34,872
       Tobacco, and Firearms.....

      Federal Prison System

Salaries and expenses............       4,830,161        4,987,059        4,987,059        4,986,147         +155,986             -912             -912

Buildings and facilities.........          88,961          117,102           88,961          315,092         +226,131         +197,990         +226,131
    Emergency appropriations               11,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         -11,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-148)........
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal...................          99,961          117,102           88,961          315,092         +215,131         +197,990         +226,131

Federal Prison Industries,                  3,322            2,477            2,477            2,400             -922              -77              -77
 Incorporated (limitation on
 administrative expen-  ses).....
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Federal Prison             4,933,444        5,106,638        5,078,497        5,303,639         +370,195         +197,001         +225,142
       System....................

Violence against women office....         381,566          347,013          418,296          390,000           +8,434          +42,987          -28,296

    Office of Justice Programs

Justice assistance...............         230,254        1,033,952          223,575          172,033          -58,221         -861,919          -51,542
    Public safety officers         ...............          65,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         -65,000   ...............
     benefits, death benefits....
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Justice assistance..         230,254        1,098,952          223,575          172,033          -58,221         -926,919          -51,542

State and local law enforcement
 assistance:
    Justice assistance grants....         411,159   ...............         635,077          555,126         +143,967         +555,126          -79,951
        Boys and Girls clubs.....         (83,914)  ...............         (75,000)         (85,000)         (+1,086)        (+85,000)        (+10,000)
        National Institute of              (9,872)  ...............  ...............  ...............         (-9,872)  ...............  ...............
         Justice.................
        Antiterrorsim Training...  ...............  ...............  ...............          (5,000)         (+5,000)         (+5,000)         (+5,000)
    Indian assistance............          21,719   ...............  ...............  ...............         -21,719   ...............  ...............
        Tribal prison                      (8,885)  ...............  ...............  ...............         (-8,885)  ...............  ...............
         construction............
        Indian tribal courts               (7,898)  ...............  ...............  ...............         (-7,898)  ...............  ...............
         program.................
        Indian grants............          (4,936)  ...............  ...............  ...............         (-4,936)  ...............  ...............
    State criminal alien                  399,827   ...............         415,000          100,000         -299,827         +100,000         -315,000
     assistance program..........
        Southwest border                  (29,617)  ...............  ...............         (29,000)           (-617)        (+29,000)        (+29,000)
         prosecutors.............
    Southwest border prosecutors.               7   ...............          40,000   ...............              -7   ...............         -40,000
    Byrne grants (discretionary).         189,255   ...............  ...............         120,000          -69,255         +120,000         +120,000
    Drug courts..................           9,872   ...............          40,000           15,000           +5,128          +15,000          -25,000
    Other crime control programs.             840   ...............  ...............  ...............            -840   ...............  ...............
    Assistance for victims of               9,872   ...............          21,488            4,000           -5,872           +4,000          -17,488
     trafficking.................
    Prescription drug monitoring.           7,404   ...............          10,000   ...............          -7,404   ...............         -10,000
    Prison rape prevention.......          17,943   ...............          22,943   ...............         -17,943   ...............         -22,943
    State prison drug treatment..           9,872   ...............           5,000            2,000           -7,872           +2,000           -3,000
    Intelligence sharing.........           9,872   ...............           2,000   ...............          -9,872   ...............          -2,000
    Cannabis eradication.........           4,936   ...............  ...............  ...............          -4,936   ...............  ...............
    Capital litigation...........             987   ...............           2,000            7,000           +6,013           +7,000           +5,000
    Mentally Ill Offender Act....           4,936   ...............           5,000            5,000              +64           +5,000   ...............
    Sex Offender registry........  ...............  ...............           1,984            1,984           +1,984           +1,984   ...............
    Emergency appropriations              125,000   ...............  ...............  ...............        -125,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-148)........
    Undesignated.................  ...............  ...............           1,500   ...............  ...............  ...............          -1,500
    Associated outlays...........  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, State and local law        1,223,501   ...............       1,201,992          810,110         -413,391         +810,110         -391,882
       enforcement...............

Weed and seed program fund.......          49,361   ...............          49,348           40,000           -9,361          +40,000           -9,348

Community oriented policing
 services:
    Training and technical                  3,949            3,997            3,997            3,000             -949             -997             -997
     assistance..................
    Bullet proof vests...........          29,617   ...............          32,000           20,000           -9,617          +20,000          -12,000
    Tribal law enforcement.......          14,808           31,065           36,065           31,065          +16,257   ...............          -5,000
    Meth hot spots...............          62,778           40,084           99,000           85,000          +22,222          +44,916          -14,000
    COPS technology..............         138,117   ...............         100,000          110,000          -28,117         +110,000          +10,000
        Interoperable                      (9,872)  ...............  ...............          (5,000)         (-4,872)         (+5,000)         (+5,000)
         communications..........
    Criminal records upgrade.....           9,872   ...............           6,373            5,000           -4,872           +5,000           -1,373
    DNA backlog/crime lab........         107,145   ...............         175,568          175,568          +68,423         +175,568   ...............
    Paul Coverdell forensics               18,264   ...............  ...............          18,000             -264          +18,000          +18,000
     science.....................
    Crime identification                   28,407   ...............  ...............  ...............         -28,407   ...............  ...............
     technology..................
    Project Safe Neighborhoods     ...............  ...............          54,808           30,000          +30,000          +30,000          -24,808
     (PSN).......................
        Prosecutor Training......  ...............  ...............  ...............          (4,500)         (+4,500)         (+4,500)         (+4,500)
        Reduce Gang Violence.....  ...............  ...............         (40,000)         (15,000)        (+15,000)        (+15,000)        (-25,000)
        Project Child Safe.......  ...............  ...............  ...............            (992)           (+992)           (+992)           (+992)
        Victims Assistance.......  ...............  ...............  ...............          (4,000)         (+4,000)         (+4,000)         (+4,000)
    Offender reentry.............           4,936   ...............           6,936            5,000              +64           +5,000           -1,936
    Reduce gang violence.........          39,489   ...............  ...............  ...............         -39,489   ...............  ...............
    Child Sexual Predator          ...............  ...............  ...............          55,000          +55,000          +55,000          +55,000
     Elimination.................
    Management and administration  ...............          26,950           26,950   ...............  ...............         -26,950          -26,950
    Undesignated.................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
    Associated outlays...........  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Community oriented           457,382          102,096          541,697          537,633          +80,251         +435,537           -4,064
       policing services.........

Juvenile justice programs........         338,361   ...............         285,739          300,200          -38,161         +300,200          +14,461

Public safety officers benefits:
    Death benefits...............          64,000   ...............          65,000           65,000           +1,000          +65,000   ...............
    Disability and education                8,834   ...............           8,828            8,834   ...............          +8,834               +6
     benefits....................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Public safety                 72,834   ...............          73,828           73,834           +1,000          +73,834               +6
       officers benefits program.
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Office of Justice          2,371,693        1,201,048        2,376,179        1,933,810         -437,883         +732,762         -442,369
       Programs..................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, title I, Department       21,714,138       21,494,003       22,455,789       21,955,264         +241,126         +461,261         -500,525
       of Justice................
          Appropriations.........     (21,351,238)     (21,494,003)     (22,455,789)     (21,955,264)       (+604,026)       (+461,261)       (-500,525)
          Rescissions............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
          Emergency                      (362,900)  ...............  ...............  ...............       (-362,900)  ...............  ...............
           appropriations........
                                  ======================================================================================================================
 TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
       AND RELATED AGENCIES

     TRADE AND INFRASTRUCTURE
           DEVELOPMENT

         RELATED AGENCIES

Office of the United States Trade
          Representative

Salaries and expenses............          44,207           42,197           46,207           42,197           -2,010   ...............          -4,010

  International Trade Commission

Salaries and expenses............          61,950           64,200           62,575           64,200           +2,250   ...............          +1,625
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Related agencies....         106,157          106,397          108,782          106,397             +240   ...............          -2,385
                                  ======================================================================================================================

      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

       International Trade
          Administration

Operations and administration....         401,728          421,782          429,782          421,782          +20,054   ...............          -8,000
    Offsetting fee collections...          -7,898          -13,000          -13,000           -8,000             -102           +5,000           +5,000
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Direct appropriation.......         393,830          408,782          416,782          413,782          +19,952           +5,000           -3,000

 Bureau of Industry and Security

Operations and administration....          60,451           63,815           62,039           63,815           +3,364   ...............          +1,776
    CWC enforcement..............          14,579           14,767           14,767           14,767             +188   ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Bureau of Industry            75,030           78,582           76,806           78,582           +3,552   ...............          +1,776
       and Security..............

       Economic Development
          Administration

Economic development assistance           250,741          297,467          230,741          250,741   ...............         -46,726          +20,000
 programs........................
Salaries and expenses............          29,691           29,700           29,700           29,700               +9   ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Economic Development         280,432          327,167          260,441          280,441               +9          -46,726          +20,000
       Administration............

  Minority Business Development
              Agency

Minority business development....          29,641           29,641           29,641           29,641   ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Trade and                    885,090          950,569          892,452          908,843          +23,753          -41,726          +16,391
       Infrastructure Development

     ECONOMIC AND INFORMATION
          INFRASTRUCTURE

Economic and Statistical Analysis

Salaries and expenses............          79,278           80,482           79,880           80,482           +1,204   ...............            +602

       Bureau of the Census

Salaries and expenses............         195,500          184,067          190,067          184,067          -11,433   ...............          -6,000
Periodic censuses and programs...         606,363          694,092          635,792          644,092          +37,729          -50,000           +8,300
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Bureau of the Census         801,863          878,159          825,859          828,159          +26,296          -50,000           +2,300

 National Telecommunications and
    Information Administration

Salaries and expenses............          17,837           17,837           17,837           17,837   ...............  ...............  ...............
Public telecommunications                  21,719   ...............  ...............          22,000             +281          +22,000          +22,000
 facilities, planning
 andconstruction.................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, National                      39,556           17,837           17,837           39,837             +281          +22,000          +22,000
       Telecommunications and
       Information Administration

     United States Patent and
         Trademark Office

Current year fee funding.........       1,683,086        1,771,000        1,771,000        1,771,000          +87,914   ...............  ...............
    Offsetting fee collections...      -1,683,086       -1,771,000       -1,771,000       -1,771,000          -87,914   ...............  ...............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Economic and                 920,697          976,478          923,576          948,478          +27,781          -28,000          +24,902
       Information Infrastructure

      SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    Technology Administration

Salaries and expenses............           5,923            1,485            2,000            2,500           -3,423           +1,015             +500

 National Institute of Standards
          and Technology

Scientific and technical research         394,762          467,002          467,002          467,002          +72,240   ...............  ...............
 and services....................
    (Transfer out)...............           (-987)         (-9,450)         (-9,450)         (-9,450)         (-8,463)  ...............  ...............
Manufacturing extension                   183,624           46,332           92,000          106,000          -77,624          +59,668          +14,000
 partnerships/Industrial
 technology services.............
Construction of research                  173,651           67,998           67,998          190,998          +17,347         +123,000         +123,000
 facilities......................
Working capital fund (by                     (987)          (9,450)          (9,450)          (9,450)         (+8,463)  ...............  ...............
 transfer).......................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, National Institute           752,037          581,332          627,000          764,000          +11,963         +182,668         +137,000
       of Standards and
       Technology................

 National Oceanic and Atmospheric
          Administration

Operations, research, and               2,727,930        2,587,843        2,365,164        3,284,425         +556,495         +696,582         +919,261
 facilities......................
    Medicare-eligible retiree      ...............           2,000   ...............           2,000           +2,000   ...............          +2,000
     health fund contrib.........
    (By transfer from Promote and         (66,144)         (77,000)         (77,000)         (77,000)        (+10,856)  ...............  ...............
     Develop Fund)...............
    By transfer from Coastal zone           2,962            3,000            3,000            3,000              +38   ...............  ...............
     management..................
    Emergency appropriations               17,200   ...............  ...............  ...............         -17,200   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-148)........
    Emergency appropriations              118,000   ...............  ...............  ...............        -118,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-234)........
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Operations,                2,866,092        2,592,843        2,368,164        3,289,425         +423,333         +696,582         +921,261
       research, and facilities..

Procurement, acquisition and            1,109,919        1,024,467          996,703        1,057,898          -52,021          +33,431          +61,195
 construction....................
    Emergency appropriations               37,400   ...............  ...............  ...............         -37,400   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-148)........
    Emergency appropriations               32,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         -32,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-234)........
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Procurement,               1,179,319        1,024,467          996,703        1,057,898         -121,421          +33,431          +61,195
       acquisition and
       construction..............

Pacific coastal salmon recovery..          66,638           66,825           20,000           90,000          +23,362          +23,175          +70,000
Coastal zone management fund.....          -3,000           -3,000           -3,000           -3,000   ...............  ...............  ...............
Fisheries finance program account          -9,000           -3,000           -5,000           -3,000           +6,000   ...............          +2,000
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, National Oceanic and       4,100,049        3,678,135        3,376,867        4,431,323         +331,274         +753,188       +1,054,456
       Atmospheric Administration
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Science and                4,858,009        4,260,952        4,005,867        5,197,823         +339,814         +936,871       +1,191,956
       Technology................

              OTHER

     Departmental Management

Salaries and expenses,                     46,860           56,999           30,060           52,070           +5,210           -4,929          +22,010
 Departmental Management.........
Travel and tourism...............           3,949   ...............  ...............  ...............          -3,949   ...............  ...............
HCHB renovation and modernization  ...............          18,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         -18,000   ...............
Office of Inspector General......          22,467           22,531           22,531           22,531              +64   ...............  ...............
Steel Loan authorization (Sec.     ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
 205)............................
National Intellectual Property     ...............             990   ...............  ...............  ...............            -990   ...............
 Law Enforcement Coordination
 Council.........................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Departmental                  73,276           98,520           52,591           74,601           +1,325          -23,919          +22,010
       management................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Department of              6,630,915        6,180,122        5,765,704        7,023,348         +392,433         +843,226       +1,257,644
       Commerce..................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, title II, Department       6,737,072        6,286,519        5,874,486        7,129,745         +392,673         +843,226       +1,255,259
       of Commerce and related
       agencies..................
          Appropriations.........      (6,532,472)      (6,286,519)      (5,874,486)      (7,129,745)       (+597,273)       (+843,226)     (+1,255,259)
          Emergency                      (204,600)  ...............  ...............  ...............       (-204,600)  ...............  ...............
           appropriations........
          (By transfer)..........         (67,131)         (86,450)         (86,450)         (86,450)        (+19,319)  ...............  ...............
          (Transfer out).........           (-987)         (-9,450)         (-9,450)         (-9,450)         (-8,463)  ...............  ...............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
        TITLE III--SCIENCE

  National Aeronautics and Space
          Administration

Science, aeronautics and                9,636,727       10,523,805       10,482,000       10,488,805         +852,078          -35,000           +6,805
 exploration.....................
Exploration capabilities.........       6,577,901        6,234,922        6,193,500        6,234,922         -342,979   ...............         +41,422
    Emergency appropriations              349,800   ...............  ...............  ...............        -349,800   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-148)........
    Emergency appropriations               35,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         -35,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-234)........
Return to Flight (emergency        ...............  ...............  ...............       1,000,000       +1,000,000       +1,000,000       +1,000,000
 appropriations).................
Katrina Recovery (emergency        ...............  ...............  ...............          40,000          +40,000          +40,000          +40,000
 appropriations).................
Office of Inspector General......          31,986           33,500           33,500           33,500           +1,514   ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, NASA................      16,631,414       16,792,227       16,709,000       17,797,227       +1,165,813       +1,005,000       +1,088,227

   National Science Foundation

Research and related activities         4,264,825        4,598,430        4,598,430        4,578,900         +314,075          -19,530          -19,530
 (non-defense)...................
    Defense function.............          66,658           67,520           67,520           67,520             +862   ...............  ...............
Major research equipment and              190,881          240,250          237,250          237,250          +46,369           -3,000   ...............
 facilities construction.........
Education and human resources....         796,693          816,220          832,432          835,750          +39,057          +19,530           +3,318
Salaries and expenses............         246,807          281,822          268,610          256,500           +9,693          -25,322          -12,110
National Science Board...........           3,949            3,910            3,910            3,910              -39   ...............  ...............
Office of Inspector General......          11,353           11,860           11,860           11,860             +507   ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, National Science           5,581,166        6,020,012        6,020,012        5,991,690         +410,524          -28,322          -28,322
       Foundation................

Executive Office of the President

Office of Science and Technology            5,493            5,369            5,369            5,369             -124   ...............  ...............
 Policy..........................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, title III, Science..      22,218,073       22,817,608       22,734,381       23,794,286       +1,576,213         +976,678       +1,059,905
          Appropriations.........     (21,833,273)     (22,817,608)     (22,734,381)     (22,754,286)       (+921,013)        (-63,322)        (+19,905)
          Emergency                      (384,800)  ...............  ...............      (1,040,000)       (+655,200)     (+1,040,000)     (+1,040,000)
           appropriations........
                                  ======================================================================================================================
    TITLE IV--RELATED AGENCIES

     Antitrust Modernization
            Commission

Salaries and expenses............           1,157              462              462   ...............          -1,157             -462             -462

    Commission on Civil Rights

Salaries and expenses............           8,933            9,309            8,933            9,000              +67             -309              +67

   Equal Employment Opportunity
            Commission

Salaries and expenses............         326,998          322,807          322,807          326,998   ...............          +4,191           +4,191

Federal Communications Commission

Salaries and expenses............         289,758          302,542          294,261          301,500          +11,742           -1,042           +7,239
    transfer from USF for OIG      ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
     audits......................
    Offsetting fee collections--         -288,771         -301,500         -293,261         -301,500          -12,729   ...............          -8,239
     current year................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Direct appropriation.......             987            1,042            1,000   ...............            -987           -1,042           -1,000

     Federal Trade Commission

Salaries and expenses............         210,079          223,000          213,079          223,000          +12,921   ...............          +9,921
    Offsetting fee collections--         -116,000         -129,000         -129,000         -129,000          -13,000   ...............  ...............
     current year................
    Offsetting fee collections,           -23,000          -18,000          -23,000          -18,000           +5,000   ...............          +5,000
     telephone database..........
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Direct appropriation.......          71,079           76,000           61,079           76,000           +4,921   ...............         +14,921

    Legal Services Corporation

Payment to the Legal Services             326,578          310,860          338,860          358,527          +31,949          +47,667          +19,667
 Corporation.....................

     Marine Mammal Commission

Salaries and expenses............           2,883            2,133            2,000            2,133             -750   ...............            +133

    National Veterans Business
     Development Corporation

National Veterans Business                  1,481   ...............  ...............           1,500              +19           +1,500           +1,500
 Development Corporation.........

     Securities and Exchange
            Commission

Salaries and expenses............         888,117          904,846          900,517          904,846          +16,729   ...............          +4,329
Prior year unobligated balances..         -25,000          -14,000          -20,000          -14,000          +11,000   ...............          +6,000
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Direct appropriation.......         863,117          890,846          880,517          890,846          +27,729   ...............         +10,329

  Small Business Administration

Salaries and expenses............         309,031          303,550          293,550          303,550           -5,481   ...............         +10,000
    Legislative proposal.........  ...............          -7,000   ...............  ...............  ...............          +7,000   ...............
    (Transfer out)...............  ...............  ...............         (-1,000)  ...............  ...............  ...............         (+1,000)
Office of Inspector General......          13,722           14,355           13,722           14,355             +633   ...............            +633
    Emergency appropriations                5,000   ...............  ...............  ...............          -5,000   ...............  ...............
     (Public Law 109-148)........
Surety bond guarantees revolving            2,824            2,970            2,824            2,970             +146   ...............            +146
 fund............................

Business Loans Program Account:
    Direct loans subsidy.........           1,283   ...............  ...............  ...............          -1,283   ...............  ...............
    Administrative expenses......         123,706          126,136          163,706          126,136           +2,430   ...............         -37,570
    (By transfer from SBA          ...............  ...............          (1,000)  ...............  ...............  ...............         (-1,000)
     salaries and expenses)......
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Business loans               124,989          126,136          163,706          126,136           +1,147   ...............         -37,570
       program account...........

Disaster Loans Program Account:
    Direct loans subsidy.........  ...............          85,140           85,140           85,140          +85,140   ...............  ...............
        Emergency appropriations          264,500   ...............  ...............  ...............        -264,500   ...............  ...............
         (Public Law 109-148)....
        Transfer from FEMA                712,000   ...............  ...............  ...............        -712,000   ...............  ...............
         (emergency) (Public Law
         109-174)................
    Administrative expenses......  ...............         113,850          113,850          113,850         +113,850   ...............  ...............
        Emergency appropriations          176,500   ...............  ...............  ...............        -176,500   ...............  ...............
         (Public Law 109-148)....
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Total, Disaster loans         1,153,000          198,990          198,990          198,990         -954,010   ...............  ...............
           program account.......
                                  ======================================================================================================================
          Total, Small Business         1,608,566          639,001          672,792          646,001         -962,565           +7,000          -26,791
           Administration........

     State Justice Institute

Salaries and expenses............           3,455   ...............           2,000            4,500           +1,045           +4,500           +2,500
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, title IV, Related          3,215,234        2,252,460        2,290,450        2,315,505         -899,729          +63,045          +25,055
       agencies..................
          Appropriations.........      (2,057,234)      (2,252,460)      (2,290,450)      (2,315,505)       (+258,271)        (+63,045)        (+25,055)
          Emergency                    (1,158,000)  ...............  ...............  ...............     (-1,158,000)  ...............  ...............
           appropriations........
                                  ======================================================================================================================
       TITLE V--RESCISSIONS

      DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Violent crime reduction trust      ...............  ...............          -8,000           -8,000           -8,000           -8,000   ...............
 fund (rescission)...............

      General Administration

Working capital fund (rescission)          -2,500   ...............  ...............  ...............          +2,500   ...............  ...............
Telecommunications Carrier         ...............  ...............         -39,000          -39,000          -39,000          -39,000   ...............
 Compliance Fund (rescission)....
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal...................          -2,500   ...............         -39,000          -39,000          -36,500          -39,000   ...............

         Legal Activities

Project Seahawk (rescission).....  ...............         -27,000   ...............         -27,000          -27,000   ...............         -27,000
Assets forfeiture fund                   -102,000         -120,000         -152,787         -170,000          -68,000          -50,000          -17,213
 (rescission)....................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal...................        -102,000         -147,000         -152,787         -197,000          -95,000          -50,000          -44,213

Counter Terrorism Fund             ...............  ...............  ...............         -11,000          -11,000          -11,000          -11,000
 (rescission)....................

 Federal Bureau of Investigation

Salaries and expenses                     -25,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         +25,000   ...............  ...............
 (rescission)....................

      Federal Prison System

Buildings and facilities           ...............        -142,000   ...............  ...............  ...............        +142,000   ...............
 (rescission)....................

    Office of Justice Programs

Office of Justice Programs               -110,500         -127,500         -127,500         -127,500          -17,000   ...............  ...............
 (rescission)....................
Community oriented policing               -86,500         -127,500         -127,500         -127,500          -41,000   ...............  ...............
 services (rescission)...........

      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 National Institute of Standards
          and Technology

Industrial technology service              -7,000   ...............  ...............  ...............          +7,000   ...............  ...............
 (rescission) (Public Law 109-
 148)............................

 National Oceanic and Atmospheric
          Administration

Rescission.......................         -25,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         +25,000   ...............  ...............

     Departmental Management

Emergency steel guaranteed loan    ...............         -48,607          -38,607   ...............  ...............         +48,607          +38,607
 program account (rescission)....

       Department of State

Center for Middle Eastern-Western  ...............  ...............         -10,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         +10,000
 Dialogue Trust Fund (rescission)

         RELATED AGENCIES

Federal Communications Commission

Salaries and expenses                     -25,300   ...............  ...............  ...............         +25,300   ...............  ...............
 (rescission)....................

     Federal Trade Commission

Salaries and expenses                     -12,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         +12,000   ...............  ...............
 (rescission)....................

     Marine Mammal Commission

Salaries and expenses                        -920   ...............  ...............  ...............            +920   ...............  ...............
 (rescission)....................

  Small Business Administration

Salaries and expenses                      -3,000           -6,100           -6,100           -6,100           -3,100   ...............  ...............
 (rescission)....................
Business Loans Program Account             -4,000           -5,000           -5,000           -5,000           -1,000   ...............  ...............
 (rescission)....................
Disaster Loans Program Account     ...............          -3,700           -3,700           -3,700           -3,700   ...............  ...............
 (rescission)....................

        GENERAL PROVISIONS

Across-the-board cut (1percent)              -185   ...............  ...............  ...............            +185   ...............  ...............
 (rescission) (Public Law 109-
 148)............................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, title V, Rescissions        -403,905         -607,407         -518,194         -524,800         -120,895          +82,607           -6,606
                                  ======================================================================================================================

          New budget                   53,480,612       52,243,183       52,836,912       54,670,000       +1,189,388       +2,426,817       +1,833,088
           (obligational)
           authority.............
              Appropriations.....     (51,774,217)     (52,850,590)     (53,355,106)     (54,154,800)     (+2,380,583)     (+1,304,210)       (+799,694)
              Emergency                (2,110,300)  ...............  ...............      (1,040,000)     (-1,070,300)     (+1,040,000)     (+1,040,000)
               appropriations....
              Rescissions........       (-403,905)       (-607,407)       (-518,194)       (-524,800)       (-120,895)        (+82,607)         (-6,606)
          (Transfer out).........           (-987)         (-9,450)        (-10,450)         (-9,450)         (-8,463)  ...............         (+1,000)
          (By transfer)..........         (67,131)         (86,450)         (87,450)         (86,450)        (+19,319)  ...............         (-1,000)
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