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110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    110-107

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MAKING EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 
               SEPTEMBER 30, 2007, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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                 April 24, 2007.--Ordered to be printed

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  Mr. Obey, from the Committee on Conference, submitted the following

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 1591]

      The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of 
the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
1591), ``making emergency supplemental appropriations for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other 
purposes'', having met, after full and free conference, have 
agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses 
as follows:
      That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an 
amendment, as follows:
      In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the 
Senate amendment, insert:

That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in 
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, namely:

                                TITLE I

            GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS

                               CHAPTER 1

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                      Foreign Agricultural Service

                     PUBLIC LAW 480 TITLE II GRANTS

    For an additional amount for ``Public Law 480 Title II 
Grants'', during the current fiscal year, not otherwise 
recoverable, and unrecovered prior years' costs, including 
interest thereon, under the Agricultural Trade Development and 
Assistance Act of 1954, for commodities supplied in connection 
with dispositions abroad under title II of said Act, 
$460,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                    GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 1101. There is hereby appropriated $40,000,000 to 
reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for the release of 
eligible commodities under section 302(f)(2)(A) of the Bill 
Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act (7 U.S.C. 1736f-1): Provided, 
That any such funds made available to reimburse the Commodity 
Credit Corporation shall only be used to replenish the Bill 
Emerson Humanitarian Trust.

                               CHAPTER 2

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                            Legal Activities

            SALARIES AND EXPENSES, GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses, 
General Legal Activities'', $1,648,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2008.

             SALARIES AND EXPENSES, UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses, 
United States Attorneys'', $5,000,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2008.

                     United States Marshals Service

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
$6,450,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

                       National Security Division

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
$1,736,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
$268,000,000, of which $258,000,000 is to remain available 
until September 30, 2008 and $10,000,000 is to remain available 
until expended to implement corrective actions in response to 
the findings and recommendations in the Department of Justice 
Office of Inspector General report entitled, ``A Review of the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation's Use of National Security 
Letters'', of which $500,000 shall be transferred to and merged 
with ``Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector 
General''.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
$12,166,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

          Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
$4,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

                         Federal Prison System

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
$17,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

                               CHAPTER 3

                    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--MILITARY

                           MILITARY PERSONNEL

                        Military Personnel, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Military Personnel, Army'', 
$8,853,350,000.

                        Military Personnel, Navy

    For an additional amount for ``Military Personnel, Navy'', 
$1,100,410,000.

                    Military Personnel, Marine Corps

    For an additional amount for ``Military Personnel, Marine 
Corps'', $1,495,827,000.

                     Military Personnel, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ``Military Personnel, Air 
Force'', $1,218,587,000.

                        Reserve Personnel, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Reserve Personnel, Army'', 
$147,244,000.

                        Reserve Personnel, Navy

    For an additional amount for ``Reserve Personnel, Navy'', 
$86,023,000.

                    Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps

    For an additional amount for ``Reserve Personnel, Marine 
Corps'', $5,660,000.

                      Reserve Personnel, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ``Reserve Personnel, Air 
Force'', $11,573,000.

                     National Guard Personnel, Army

    For an additional amount for ``National Guard Personnel, 
Army'', $545,286,000.

                  National Guard Personnel, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ``National Guard Personnel, 
Air Force'', $44,033,000.

                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

                    Operation and Maintenance, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Army'', $20,373,379,000.

                    Operation and Maintenance, Navy

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Navy'', $4,676,670,000, of which up to $120,293,000 shall be 
transferred to Coast Guard, ``Operating Expenses'', for 
reimbursement for activities which support activities requested 
by the Navy.

                Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Marine Corps'', $1,146,594,000.

                  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Air Force'', $6,650,881,000.

                Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Defense-Wide'', $2,714,487,000, of which--
            (1) not to exceed $25,000,000 may be used for the 
        Combatant Commander Initiative Fund, to be used in 
        support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation 
        Enduring Freedom; and
            (2) not to exceed $200,000,000, to remain available 
        until expended, may be used for payments to reimburse 
        Pakistan, Jordan, and other key cooperating nations, 
        for logistical, military, and other support provided to 
        United States military operations, notwithstanding any 
        other provision of law: Provided, That such payments 
        may be made in such amounts as the Secretary of 
        Defense, with the concurrence of the Secretary of 
        State, and in consultation with the Director of the 
        Office of Management and Budget, may determine, in his 
        discretion, based on documentation determined by the 
        Secretary of Defense to adequately account for the 
        support provided, and such determination is final and 
        conclusive upon the accounting officers of the United 
        States, and 15 days following notification to the 
        appropriate congressional committees: Provided further, 
        That the Secretary of Defense shall provide quarterly 
        reports to the congressional defense committees on the 
        use of funds provided in this paragraph.

                Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Army Reserve'', $74,049,000.

                Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Navy Reserve'', $111,066,000.

            Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Marine Corps Reserve'', $13,591,000.

              Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Air Force Reserve'', $10,160,000.

             Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Army National Guard'', $83,569,000.

             Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Air National Guard'', $38,429,000.

                    Afghanistan Security Forces Fund

    For an additional amount for ``Afghanistan Security Forces 
Fund'', $5,906,400,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2008.

                       Iraq Security Forces Fund

    For an additional amount for ``Iraq Security Forces Fund'', 
$3,842,300,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

                           Iraq Freedom Fund

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``Iraq Freedom Fund'', 
$355,600,000, to remain available for transfer until September 
30, 2008: Provided, That up to $50,000,000 may be obligated and 
expended for purposes of the Task Force to Improve Business and 
Stability Operations in Iraq.

             Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund

    For an additional amount for ``Joint Improvised Explosive 
Device Defeat Fund'', $2,432,800,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2009.

                    Strategic Reserve Readiness Fund

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    In addition to amounts provided in this or any other Act, 
for training, operations, repair of equipment, purchases of 
equipment, and other expenses related to improving the 
readiness of non-deployed United States military forces, 
$2,000,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009; 
of which $1,000,000,000 shall be transferred to ``National 
Guard and Reserve Equipment'' for the purchase of equipment for 
the Army National Guard; and of which $1,000,000,000 shall be 
transferred by the Secretary of Defense only to appropriations 
for military personnel, operation and maintenance, procurement, 
and defense working capital funds to accomplish the purposes 
provided herein: Provided, That the funds transferred shall be 
merged with and shall be available for the same purposes and 
for the same time period as the appropriation to which 
transferred: Provided further, That the Secretary of Defense 
shall, not fewer than thirty days prior to making transfers 
under this authority, notify the congressional defense 
committees in writing of the details of any such transfers made 
pursuant to this authority: Provided further, That funds shall 
be transferred to the appropriation accounts not later than 120 
days after the enactment of this Act: Provided further, That 
the transfer authority provided in this paragraph is in 
addition to any other transfer authority available to the 
Department of Defense: Provided further, That upon a 
determination that all or part of the funds transferred from 
this appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided 
herein, such amounts may be transferred back to this 
appropriation.

                              PROCUREMENT

                       Aircraft Procurement, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Aircraft Procurement, 
Army'', $619,750,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2009.

                       Missile Procurement, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Missile Procurement, Army'', 
$111,473,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009.

        Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement of Weapons and 
Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army'', $3,404,315,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2009.

                    Procurement of Ammunition, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement of Ammunition, 
Army'', $681,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2009.

                        Other Procurement, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Other Procurement, Army'', 
$11,076,137,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009.

                       Aircraft Procurement, Navy

    For an additional amount for ``Aircraft Procurement, 
Navy'', $1,090,287,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2009.

                       Weapons Procurement, Navy

    For an additional amount for ``Weapons Procurement, Navy'', 
$163,813,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009.

            Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement of Ammunition, 
Navy and Marine Corps'', $159,833,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2009.

                        Other Procurement, Navy

    For an additional amount for ``Other Procurement, Navy'', 
$748,749,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009.

                       Procurement, Marine Corps

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Marine Corps'', 
$2,252,749,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009.

                    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ``Aircraft Procurement, Air 
Force'', $2,106,468,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2009.

                     Missile Procurement, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ``Missile Procurement, Air 
Force'', $94,900,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2009.

                  Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement of Ammunition, 
Air Force'', $6,000,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2009.

                      Other Procurement, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ``Other Procurement, Air 
Force'', $2,096,200,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2009.

                       Procurement, Defense-Wide

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Defense-Wide'', 
$980,050,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009.

               RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

            Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, Test 
and Evaluation, Army'', $100,006,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2008.

            Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy

    For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, Test 
and Evaluation, Navy'', $298,722,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2008.

         Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, Test 
and Evaluation, Air Force'', $187,176,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2008.

        Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide

    For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, Test 
and Evaluation, Defense-Wide'', $512,804,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2008.

                     REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

                     Defense Working Capital Funds

    For an additional amount for ``Defense Working Capital 
Funds'', $1,315,526,000.

                     National Defense Sealift Fund

    For an additional amount for ``National Defense Sealift 
Fund'', $5,000,000.

                  OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

                         Defense Health Program

    For an additional amount for ``Defense Health Program'', 
$3,251,853,000; of which $2,802,153,000 shall be for operation 
and maintenance, including $600,000,000 which shall be 
available for the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post 
Traumatic Stress Disorder and remain available until September 
30, 2008; of which $118,000,000 shall be for procurement, to 
remain available until September 30, 2009; and of which 
$331,700,000 shall be for research, development, test and 
evaluation, to remain available until September 30, 2008: 
Provided, That if the Secretary of Defense determines that 
funds made available herein for the treatment of Traumatic 
Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are in excess 
to the requirements of the Department of Defense he may 
transfer amounts in excess of that requirement to the 
Department of Veterans Affairs to be available only for the 
same purpose.

         Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense

    For an additional amount for ``Drug Interdiction and 
Counter-Drug Activities, Defense'', $254,665,000, to remain 
available until expended.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

               Intelligence Community Management Account

    For an additional amount for ``Intelligence Community 
Management Account'', $71,726,000.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 1301. Appropriations provided in this chapter are 
available for obligation until September 30, 2007, unless 
otherwise provided in this chapter.

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 1302. Upon his determination that such action is 
necessary in the national interest, the Secretary of Defense 
may transfer between appropriations up to $3,500,000,000 of the 
funds made available to the Department of Defense in this 
chapter: Provided, That the Secretary shall notify the Congress 
promptly of each transfer made pursuant to the authority in 
this section: Provided further, That the authority provided in 
this section is in addition to any other transfer authority 
available to the Department of Defense and is subject to the 
same terms and conditions as the authority provided in section 
8005 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007 
(Public Law 109-289; 120 Stat. 1257), except for the fourth 
proviso: Provided further, That funds previously transferred to 
the ``Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund'' and the 
``Iraq Security Forces Fund'' under the authority of section 
8005 of Public Law 109-289 and transferred back to their source 
appropriations accounts shall not be taken into account for 
purposes of the limitation on the amount of funds that may be 
transferred under section 8005.
    Sec. 1303. Funds appropriated in this chapter, or made 
available by the transfer of funds in or pursuant to this 
chapter, for intelligence activities are deemed to be 
specifically authorized by the Congress for purposes of section 
504(a)(1) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 
414(a)(1)).
    Sec. 1304. None of the funds provided in this chapter may 
be used to finance programs or activities denied by Congress in 
fiscal years 2006 or 2007 appropriations to the Department of 
Defense or to initiate a procurement or research, development, 
test and evaluation new start program without prior written 
notification to the congressional defense committees.

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 1305. During fiscal year 2007, the Secretary of 
Defense may transfer not to exceed $6,300,000 of the amounts in 
or credited to the Defense Cooperation Account, pursuant to 10 
U.S.C. 2608, to such appropriations or funds of the Department 
of Defense as he shall determine for use consistent with the 
purposes for which such funds were contributed and accepted: 
Provided, That such amounts shall be available for the same 
time period as the appropriation to which transferred: Provided 
further, That the Secretary shall report to the Congress all 
transfers made pursuant to this authority.
    Sec. 1306. (a) Authority To Provide Support.--Of the amount 
appropriated by this chapter under the heading, ``Drug 
Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense'', not to 
exceed $60,000,000 may be used for support for counter-drug 
activities of the Governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan: 
Provided, That such support shall be in addition to support 
provided for the counter-drug activities of such Governments 
under any other provision of the law.
    (b) Types of Support.--
            (1) Except as specified in subsection (b)(2) of 
        this section, the support that may be provided under 
        the authority in this section shall be limited to the 
        types of support specified in section 1033(c)(1) of the 
        National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 
        (Public Law 105-85, as amended by Public Laws 106-398, 
        108-136, and 109-364) and conditions on the provision 
        of support as contained in section 1033 shall apply for 
        fiscal year 2007.
            (2) The Secretary of Defense may transfer vehicles, 
        aircraft, and detection, interception, monitoring and 
        testing equipment to said Governments for counter-drug 
        activities.
    Sec. 1307. (a) From funds made available for operation and 
maintenance in this chapter to the Department of Defense, not 
to exceed $456,400,000 may be used, notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, to fund the Commanders' Emergency Response 
Program, for the purpose of enabling military commanders in 
Iraq and Afghanistan to respond to urgent humanitarian relief 
and reconstruction requirements within their areas of 
responsibility by carrying out programs that will immediately 
assist the Iraqi and Afghan people.
    (b) Quarterly Reports.--Not later than 15 days after the 
end of each fiscal year quarter, the Secretary of Defense shall 
submit to the congressional defense committees a report 
regarding the source of funds and the allocation and use of 
funds during that quarter that were made available pursuant to 
the authority provided in this section or under any other 
provision of law for the purposes of the programs under 
subsection (a).
    Sec. 1308. Section 9010 of division A of Public Law 109-289 
is amended by striking ``2007'' each place it appears and 
inserting ``2008''.
    Sec. 1309. During fiscal year 2007, supervision and 
administration costs associated with projects carried out with 
funds appropriated to ``Afghanistan Security Forces Fund'' or 
``Iraq Security Forces Fund'' in this chapter may be obligated 
at the time a construction contract is awarded: Provided, That 
for the purpose of this section, supervision and administration 
costs include all in-house Government costs.
    Sec. 1310. Section 1005(c)(2) of the National Defense 
Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364) is 
amended by striking ``$310,277,000'' and inserting 
``$376,446,000''.
    Sec. 1311. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this or any other Act shall be obligated or 
expended by the United States Government for a purpose as 
follows:
            (1) To establish any military installation or base 
        for the purpose of providing for the permanent 
        stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq.
            (2) To exercise United States control over any oil 
        resource of Iraq.
    Sec. 1312. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used in contravention of the following laws enacted or 
regulations promulgated to implement the United Nations 
Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or 
Degrading Treatment or Punishment (done at New York on December 
10, 1984):
            (1) Section 2340A of title 18, United States Code;
            (2) Section 2242 of the Foreign Affairs Reform and 
        Restructuring Act of 1998 (division G of Public Law 
        105-277; 112 Stat. 2681-822; 8 U.S.C. 1231 note) and 
        regulations prescribed thereto, including regulations 
        under part 208 of title 8, Code of Federal Regulations, 
        and part 95 of title 22, Code of Federal Regulations; 
        and
            (3) Sections 1002 and 1003 of the Department of 
        Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to 
        Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic 
        Influenza Act, 2006 (Public Law 109-148).
    Sec. 1313. (a) Report by Secretary of Defense.--Not later 
than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense 
committees a report that contains individual transition 
readiness assessments by unit of Iraq and Afghan security 
forces. The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
congressional defense committees updates of the report required 
by this subsection every 90 days after the date of the 
submission of the report until October 1, 2008. The report and 
updates of the report required by this subsection shall be 
submitted in classified form.
    (b) Report by OMB.--
            (1) The Director of the Office of Management and 
        Budget, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense; 
        the Commander, Multi-National Security Transition 
        Command--Iraq; and the Commander, Combined Security 
        Transition Command--Afghanistan, shall submit to the 
        congressional defense committees not later than 120 
        days after the date of the enactment of this Act and 
        every 90 days thereafter a report on the proposed use 
        of all funds under each of the headings ``Iraq Security 
        Forces Fund'' and ``Afghanistan Security Forces Fund'' 
        on a project-by-project basis, for which the obligation 
        of funds is anticipated during the three-month period 
        from such date, including estimates by the commanders 
        referred to in this paragraph of the costs required to 
        complete each such project.
            (2) The report required by this subsection shall 
        include the following:
                    (A) The use of all funds on a project-by-
                project basis for which funds appropriated 
                under the headings referred to in paragraph (1) 
                were obligated prior to the submission of the 
                report, including estimates by the commanders 
                referred to in paragraph (1) of the costs to 
                complete each project.
                    (B) The use of all funds on a project-by-
                project basis for which funds were appropriated 
                under the headings referred to in paragraph (1) 
                in prior appropriations Acts, or for which 
                funds were made available by transfer, 
                reprogramming, or allocation from other 
                headings in prior appropriations Acts, 
                including estimates by the commanders referred 
                to in paragraph (1) of the costs to complete 
                each project.
                    (C) An estimated total cost to train and 
                equip the Iraq and Afghan security forces, 
                disaggregated by major program and sub-elements 
                by force, arrayed by fiscal year.
    (c) Notification.--The Secretary of Defense shall notify 
the congressional defense committees of any proposed new 
projects or transfers of funds between sub-activity groups in 
excess of $15,000,000 using funds appropriated by this Act 
under the headings ``Iraq Security Forces Fund'' and 
``Afghanistan Security Forces Fund''.
    Sec. 1314. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this chapter may be obligated or expended to 
provide award fees to any defense contractor contrary to the 
provisions of section 814 of the National Defense Authorization 
Act, Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364).
    Sec. 1315. Not more than 85 percent of the funds 
appropriated in this chapter for operation and maintenance 
shall be available for obligation unless and until the 
Secretary of Defense submits to the congressional defense 
committees a report detailing the use of Department of Defense 
funded service contracts conducted in the theater of operations 
in support of United States military and reconstruction 
activities in Iraq and Afghanistan: Provided, That the report 
shall provide detailed information specifying the number of 
contracts and contract costs used to provide services in fiscal 
year 2006, with sub-allocations by major service categories: 
Provided further, That the report also shall include estimates 
of the number of contracts to be executed in fiscal year 2007: 
Provided further, That the report shall include the number of 
contractor personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan funded by the 
Department of Defense: Provided further, That the report shall 
be submitted to the congressional defense committees not later 
than August 1, 2007.
    Sec. 1316. Section 1477 of title 10, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``A death 
        gratuity'' and inserting ``Subject to subsection (d), a 
        death gratuity'';
            (2) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection 
        (e) and, in such subsection, by striking ``If an 
        eligible survivor dies before he'' and inserting ``If a 
        person entitled to all or a portion of a death gratuity 
        under subsection (a) or (d) dies before the person''; 
        and
            (3) by inserting after subsection (c) the following 
        new subsection (d):
    ``(d) During the period beginning on the date of the 
enactment of this subsection and ending on September 30, 2007, 
a person covered by section 1475 or 1476 of this title may 
designate another person to receive not more than 50 percent of 
the amount payable under section 1478 of this title. The 
designation shall indicate the percentage of the amount, to be 
specified only in 10 percent increments up to the maximum of 50 
percent, that the designated person may receive. The balance of 
the amount of the death gratuity shall be paid to or for the 
living survivors of the person concerned in accordance with 
paragraphs (1) through (5) of subsection (a).''.
    Sec. 1317. Section 9007 of Public Law 109-289 is amended by 
striking ``20'' and inserting ``287''.
    Sec. 1318. Inspection of Military Medical Treatment 
Facilities, Military Quarters Housing Medical Hold Personnel, 
and Military Quarters Housing Medical Holdover Personnel. (a) 
Periodic Inspection Required.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, and annually 
        thereafter, the Secretary of Defense shall inspect each 
        facility of the Department of Defense as follows:
                    (A) Each military medical treatment 
                facility.
                    (B) Each military quarters housing medical 
                hold personnel.
                    (C) Each military quarters housing medical 
                holdover personnel.
            (2) Purpose.--The purpose of an inspection under 
        this subsection is to ensure that the facility or 
        quarters concerned meets acceptable standards for the 
        maintenance and operation of medical facilities, 
        quarters housing medical hold personnel, or quarters 
        housing medical holdover personnel, as applicable.
    (b) Acceptable Standards.--For purposes of this section, 
acceptable standards for the operation and maintenance of 
military medical treatment facilities, military quarters 
housing medical hold personnel, or military quarters housing 
medical holdover personnel are each of the following:
            (1) Generally accepted standards for the 
        accreditation of medical facilities, or for facilities 
        used to quarter individuals with medical conditions 
        that may require medical supervision, as applicable, in 
        the United States.
            (2) Where appropriate, standards under the 
        Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 
        12101 et seq.).
    (c) Additional Inspections on Identified Deficiencies.--
            (1) In general.--In the event a deficiency is 
        identified pursuant to subsection (a) at a facility or 
        quarters described in paragraph (1) of that 
        subsection--
                    (A) the commander of such facility or 
                quarters, as applicable, shall submit to the 
                Secretary a detailed plan to correct the 
                deficiency; and
                    (B) the Secretary shall reinspect such 
                facility or quarters, as applicable, not less 
                often than once every 180 days until the 
                deficiency is corrected.
            (2) Construction with other inspections.--An 
        inspection of a facility or quarters under this 
        subsection is in addition to any inspection of such 
        facility or quarters under subsection (a).
    (d) Reports on Inspections.--A complete copy of the report 
on each inspection conducted under subsections (a) and (c) 
shall be submitted in unclassified form to the applicable 
military medical command and to the congressional defense 
committees.
    (e) Report on Standards.--In the event no standards for the 
maintenance and operation of military medical treatment 
facilities, military quarters housing medical hold personnel, 
or military quarters housing medical holdover personnel exist 
as of the date of the enactment of this Act, or such standards 
as do exist do not meet acceptable standards for the 
maintenance and operation of such facilities or quarters, as 
the case may be, the Secretary shall, not later than 30 days 
after that date, submit to the congressional defense committees 
a report setting forth the plan of the Secretary to ensure--
            (1) the adoption by the Department of standards for 
        the maintenance and operation of military medical 
        facilities, military quarters housing medical hold 
        personnel, or military quarters housing medical 
        holdover personnel, as applicable, that meet--
                    (A) acceptable standards for the 
                maintenance and operation of such facilities or 
                quarters, as the case may be; and
                    (B) where appropriate, standards under the 
                Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and
            (2) the comprehensive implementation of the 
        standards adopted under paragraph (1) at the earliest 
        date practicable.
    Sec. 1319. From funds made available for the ``Iraq 
Security Forces Fund'' for fiscal year 2007, up to $155,500,000 
may be used, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to 
provide assistance, with the concurrence of the Secretary of 
State, to the Government of Iraq to support the disarmament, 
demobilization, and reintegration of militias and illegal armed 
groups.
    Sec. 1320. Independent Assessment of Capabilities of Iraqi 
Security Forces. (a) In General.--Of the amount appropriated or 
otherwise made available for the Department of Defense, 
$750,000 is provided to commission an independent, private-
sector entity, which operates as a 501(c)(3) with recognized 
credentials and expertise in military affairs, to prepare an 
independent report assessing the following:
            (1) The readiness of the Iraqi Security Forces 
        (ISF) to assume responsibility for maintaining the 
        territorial integrity of Iraq, denying international 
        terrorists a safe haven, and bringing greater security 
        to Iraq's 18 provinces in the next 12-18 months, and 
        bringing an end to sectarian violence to achieve 
        national reconciliation.
            (2) The training; equipping; command, control and 
        intelligence capabilities; and logistics capacity of 
        the ISF.
            (3) The likelihood that, given the ISF's record of 
        preparedness to date, following years of training and 
        equipping by U.S. forces, the continued support of U.S. 
        troops will contribute to the readiness of the ISF to 
        fulfill the missions outlined in subparagraph (1).
    (b) Report.--Not later than 120 days after passage of this 
Act, the designated private sector entity shall provide an 
unclassified report, with a classified annex, containing its 
findings, to the House and Senate Committees on Armed Services, 
Appropriations, Foreign Relations, and Intelligence.
    Sec. 1321. Award of Medal of Honor to Woodrow W. Keeble for 
Valor During Korean War. (a) Waiver of Time Limitations.--
Notwithstanding any applicable time limitation under section 
3744 of title 10, United States Code, or any other time 
limitation with respect to the award of certain medals to 
individuals who served in the Armed Forces, the President may 
award to Woodrow W. Keeble the Medal of Honor under section 
3741 of that title for the acts of valor described in 
subsection (b).
    (b) Acts of Valor.--The acts of valor referred to in 
subsection (a) are the acts of Woodrow W. Keeble, then-acting 
platoon leader, carried out on October 20, 1951, during the 
Korean War.

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 1322. Of the amount appropriated under the heading 
``Other Procurement, Army'', in title III of division A of 
Public Law 109-148, $6,250,000 shall be transferred to 
``Military Construction, Army''.

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 1323. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, not 
to exceed $110,000,000 may be transferred to the ``Economic 
Support Fund'', Department of State, for use in programs in 
Pakistan from amounts appropriated by this Act as follows:
            ``Military Personnel, Army'', $70,000,000;
            ``National Guard Personnel, Army'', $13,183,000; 
        and
            ``Defense Health Program'', $26,817,000.

                               CHAPTER 4

                          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

                    ATOMIC ENERGY DEFENSE ACTIVITIES

                National Nuclear Security Administration

                    DEFENSE NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION

    For an additional amount for ``Defense Nuclear 
Nonproliferation'', $150,000,000, to remain available until 
expended.

                    GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 1401. The Administrator of the National Nuclear 
Security Administration is authorized to transfer up to 
$1,000,000 from Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation to the Office 
of the Administrator during fiscal year 2007 supporting nuclear 
nonproliferation activities.

                               CHAPTER 5

                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

                        Analysis and Operations

    For an additional amount for ``Analysis and Operations'', 
$15,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008, to 
be used for support of the State and Local Fusion Center 
program.

              United States Customs and Border Protection

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
$115,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008, to 
be used to increase the number of officers, intelligence 
analysts and support staff responsible for container security 
inspections, and for other efforts to improve supply chain 
security: Provided, That up to $5,000,000 shall be transferred 
to Federal Law Enforcement Training Center ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', for basic training costs.

 AIR AND MARINE INTERDICTION, OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, AND PROCUREMENT

    For an additional amount for ``Air and Marine Interdiction, 
Operations, Maintenance, and Procurement'', for air and marine 
operations on the Northern Border, including the final Northern 
Border air wing, $120,000,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2008.

           United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
$10,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

                 Transportation Security Administration

                           AVIATION SECURITY

    For an additional amount for ``Aviation Security'', 
$970,000,000; of which $815,000,000 shall be for procurement 
and installation of checked baggage explosives detection 
systems, to remain available until expended; of which 
$45,000,000 shall be for expansion of checkpoint explosives 
detection pilot systems, to remain available until expended; 
and of which $110,000,000 shall be for air cargo security, to 
remain available until September 30, 2009.

                          FEDERAL AIR MARSHALS

    For an additional amount for ``Federal Air Marshals'', 
$8,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

                    National Protection and Programs

           INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION AND INFORMATION SECURITY

    For an additional amount for ``Infrastructure Protection 
and Information Security'', $37,000,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2008.

                        Office of Health Affairs

    For an additional amount for ``Office of Health Affairs'' 
for nuclear event public health assessment and planning and 
other activities, $15,000,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2008.

                  Federal Emergency Management Agency

                     MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

    For expenses for management and administration of the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency, $25,000,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2008: Provided, That none of such 
funds made available under this heading may be obligated until 
the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives receive and approve a plan for expenditure: 
Provided further, That unobligated amounts in the 
``Administrative and Regional Operations'' and ``Readiness, 
Mitigation, Response, and Recovery'' accounts shall be 
transferred to ``Management and Administration'' and may be 
used for any purpose authorized for such amounts and subject to 
limitation on the use of such amounts.

                        STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS

    For an additional amount for ``State and Local Programs'', 
$552,500,000; of which $190,000,000 shall be for port security 
grants pursuant to section 70107(l) of title 46 United States 
Code; of which $325,000,000 shall be for intercity rail 
passenger transportation, freight rail, and transit security 
grants; of which $35,000,000 shall be for regional grants and 
regional technical assistance to high risk urban areas for 
catastrophic event planning and preparedness; and of which 
$2,500,000 shall be for technical assistance: Provided, That 
none of the funds made available under this heading may be 
obligated for such regional grants and regional technical 
assistance until the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate 
and the House of Representatives receive and approve a plan for 
expenditure: Provided further, That funds for such regional 
grants and regional technical assistance shall remain available 
until September 30, 2008.

                EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANTS

    For an additional amount for ``Emergency Management 
Performance Grants'', $100,000,000.

           United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

    For an additional amount for expenses of ``United States 
Citizenship and Immigration Services'' to address backlogs of 
security checks associated with pending applications and 
petitions, $10,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2008: Provided, That none of the funds made available under 
this heading shall be available for obligation until the 
Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the United 
States Attorney General, submits to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives a 
plan to eliminate the backlog of security checks that 
establishes information sharing protocols to ensure United 
States Citizenship and Immigration Services has the information 
it needs to carry out its mission.

                         Science and Technology

           RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, ACQUISITION, AND OPERATIONS

    For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, 
Acquisition, and Operations'' for air cargo security research, 
$10,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                   Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

                 RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND OPERATIONS

    For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, and 
Operations'' for non-container, rail, aviation and intermodal 
radiation detection activities, $39,000,000, to remain 
available until expended.

                          SYSTEMS ACQUISITION

    For an additional amount for ``Systems Acquisition'', 
$223,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That none of the funds appropriated under this heading shall be 
obligated for full scale procurement of Advanced Spectroscopic 
Portal Monitors until the Secretary of Homeland Security has 
certified through a report to the Committees on Appropriations 
of the Senate and the House of Representatives that a 
significant increase in operational effectiveness will be 
achieved.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 1501. (a) Amendments.--Section 550 of the Department 
of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 (6 U.S.C. 121 
note) is amended by:
            (1) in subsection (c), by striking ``consistent 
        with similar'' and inserting ``identical to the 
        protections given'';
            (2) in subsection (c), by striking ``, site 
        security plans, and other information submitted to or 
        obtained by the Secretary under this section, and 
        related vulnerability or security information, shall be 
        treated as if the information were classified 
        material'' and inserting ``and site security plans 
        shall be treated as sensitive security information (as 
        that term is used in section 1520.5 of title 49, Code 
        of Federal Regulations, or any subsequent regulations 
        relating to the same matter)''; and
            (3) by adding at the end of the section the 
        following:
    ``(h) This section shall not preclude or deny any right of 
any State or political subdivision thereof to adopt or enforce 
any regulation, requirement, or standard of performance with 
respect to chemical facility security that is more stringent 
than a regulation, requirement, or standard of performance 
issued under this section, or otherwise impair any right or 
jurisdiction of any State with respect to chemical facilities 
within that State.''.
    (b) Regulatory Clarification.--Not later than 60 days after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
Homeland Security shall update the regulations administered by 
the Secretary that govern sensitive security information, 
including 49 CFR 1520, to ensure the protection of all 
information required to be protected under section 550(c) of 
the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 (6 
U.S.C. 121 note), as amended by paragraph (a).
    Sec. 1502. None of the funds provided in this Act, or 
Public Law 109-295, shall be available to carry out section 872 
of Public Law 107-296.
    Sec. 1503. Linking of Award Fees Under Department of 
Homeland Security Contracts to Successful Acquisition Outcomes. 
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall require that all 
contracts of the Department of Homeland Security that provide 
award fees link such fees to successful acquisition outcomes 
(which outcomes shall be specified in terms of cost, schedule, 
and performance).

                               CHAPTER 6

                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
$6,437,000, as follows:

                        Allowances and Expenses

    For an additional amount for allowances and expenses as 
authorized by House resolution or law, $6,437,000 for business 
continuity and disaster recovery, to remain available until 
expended.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' of 
the Government Accountability Office, $374,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2008.

                               CHAPTER 7

                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

                      Military Construction, Army

    For an additional amount for ``Military Construction, 
Army'', $1,255,890,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2008: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, such funds may be obligated and expended to carry out 
planning and design and military construction projects not 
otherwise authorized by law: Provided further, That of the 
funds provided under this heading, not to exceed $173,700,000 
shall be available for study, planning, design, and architect 
and engineer services: Provided further, That of the funds made 
available under this heading, $369,690,000 shall not be 
obligated or expended until the Secretary of Defense submits a 
detailed report explaining how military road construction is 
coordinated with NATO and coalition nations: Provided further, 
That of the funds made available under this heading, 
$401,700,000 shall not be obligated or expended until the 
Secretary of Defense submits a detailed stationing plan to 
support Army end-strength growth to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate: 
Provided further, That of the funds provided under this 
heading, $274,800,000 shall not be obligated or expended until 
the Secretary of Defense certifies that none of the funds are 
to be used for the purpose of providing facilities for the 
permanent basing of U.S. military personnel in Iraq.

              Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

    For an additional amount for ``Military Construction, Navy 
and Marine Corps'', $370,990,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2008: Provided, That notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, such funds may be obligated and expended to 
carry out planning and design and military construction 
projects not otherwise authorized by law: Provided further, 
That of the funds provided under this heading, not to exceed 
$49,600,000 shall be available for study, planning, design, and 
architect and engineer services: Provided further, That of the 
funds made available under this heading, $324,270,000 shall not 
be obligated or expended until the Secretary of Defense submits 
a detailed stationing plan to support Marine Corps end-strength 
growth to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate.

                    Military Construction, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ``Military Construction, Air 
Force'', $43,300,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2008: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, such funds may be obligated and expended to carry out 
planning and design and military construction projects not 
otherwise authorized by law: Provided further, That of the 
funds provided under this heading, not to exceed $3,000,000 
shall be available for study, planning, design, and architect 
and engineer services.

            Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005

    For deposit into the Department of Defense Base Closure 
Account 2005, established by section 2906A(a)(1) of the Defense 
Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (10 U.S.C. 2687 note), 
$3,136,802,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That within 30 days of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
of Defense shall submit a detailed spending plan to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and Senate.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 1701. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none 
of the funds in this or any other Act may be used to close 
Walter Reed Army Medical Center until equivalent medical 
facilities at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center 
at Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, and/or the Fort 
Belvoir, Virginia, Community Hospital have been constructed and 
equipped: Provided, That to ensure that the quality of care 
provided by the Military Health System is not diminished during 
this transition, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center shall be 
adequately funded, to include necessary renovation and 
maintenance of existing facilities, to maintain the maximum 
level of inpatient and outpatient services.
    Sec. 1702. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none 
of the funds in this or any other Act shall be used to 
reorganize or relocate the functions of the Armed Forces 
Institute of Pathology (AFIP) until the Secretary of Defense 
has submitted, not later than December 31, 2007, a detailed 
plan and timetable for the proposed reorganization and 
relocation to the Committees on Appropriations and Armed 
Services of the Senate and House of Representatives. The plan 
shall take into consideration the recommendations of a study 
being prepared by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), 
provided that such study is available not later than 45 days 
before the date specified in this section, on the impact of 
dispersing selected functions of AFIP among several locations, 
and the possibility of consolidating those functions at one 
location. The plan shall include an analysis of the options for 
the location and operation of the Program Management Office for 
second opinion consults that are consistent with the 
recommendations of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, 
together with the rationale for the option selected by the 
Secretary.

                               CHAPTER 8

                 DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs

                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``Diplomatic and Consular 
Programs'', $870,658,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2008, of which $96,500,000 for World Wide Security Upgrades 
is available until expended: Provided, That of the funds 
appropriated under this heading, not more than $20,000,000 
shall be made available for public diplomacy programs: Provided 
further, That prior to the obligation of funds pursuant to the 
previous proviso, the Secretary of State shall submit a report 
to the Committees on Appropriations describing a comprehensive 
public diplomacy strategy, with goals and expected results, for 
fiscal years 2007 and 2008: Provided further, That of the 
amount available under this heading, $258,000 shall be 
transferred to, and merged with, funds available in fiscal year 
2007 for expenses for the United States Commission on 
International Religious Freedom: Provided further, That 20 
percent of the amount available for Iraq operations shall not 
be obligated until the Committees on Appropriations receive and 
approve a detailed plan for expenditure, prepared by the 
Secretary of State, and submitted within 60 days after the date 
of enactment of this Act: Provided further, That within 15 days 
of enactment of this Act, the Office of Management and Budget 
shall apportion $15,000,000 from amounts appropriated or 
otherwise made available by chapter 8 of title II of division B 
of Public Law 109-148 under the heading ``Emergencies in the 
Diplomatic and Consular Service'' for emergency evacuations: 
Provided further, That of the amount made available under this 
heading for Iraq, not to exceed $20,000,000 may be transferred 
to, and merged with, funds in the ``Emergencies in the 
Diplomatic and Consular Service'' appropriations account, to be 
available only for terrorism rewards.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``Office of Inspector 
General'', $36,500,000, to remain available until December 31, 
2008: Provided, That $35,000,000 shall be transferred to the 
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction for 
reconstruction oversight.

               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

    For an additional amount for ``Educational and Cultural 
Exchange Programs'', $20,000,000, to remain available until 
expended.

                      International Organizations

              CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

    For an additional amount for ``Contributions to 
International Organizations'', $50,000,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2008.

        CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

    For an additional amount for ``Contributions for 
International Peacekeeping Activities'', $288,000,000, to 
remain available until September 30, 2008.

                             RELATED AGENCY

                    Broadcasting Board of Governors

                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

    For an additional amount for ``International Broadcasting 
Operations'' for activities related to broadcasting to the 
Middle East, $10,000,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2008.

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

           UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

                CHILD SURVIVAL AND HEALTH PROGRAMS FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``Child Survival and Health 
Programs Fund'', $161,000,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2008: Provided, That notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, if the President determines and reports to 
the Committees on Appropriations that the human-to-human 
transmission of the avian influenza virus is efficient and 
sustained, and is spreading internationally, funds made 
available under the heading ``Millennium Challenge 
Corporation'' and ``Global HIV/AIDS Initiative'' in prior Acts 
making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, 
and related programs may be transferred to, and merged with, 
funds made available under this heading to combat avian 
influenza: Provided further, That funds made available pursuant 
to the authority of the previous proviso shall be subject to 
the regular notification procedures of the Committees on 
Appropriations.

              INTERNATIONAL DISASTER AND FAMINE ASSISTANCE

    For an additional amount for ``International Disaster and 
Famine Assistance'', $165,000,000, to remain available until 
expended.

   OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL 
                              DEVELOPMENT

    For an additional amount for ``Operating Expenses of the 
United States Agency for International Development'', 
$8,700,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

   OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL 
                DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For an additional amount for ``Operating Expenses of the 
United States Agency for International Development Office of 
Inspector General'', $3,500,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2008.

                  Other Bilateral Economic Assistance

                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

    For an additional amount for ``Economic Support Fund'', 
$2,649,300,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008: 
Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, 
$57,400,000 shall be made available to nongovernmental 
organizations in Iraq for economic and social development 
programs and activities in areas of conflict: Provided further, 
That the responsibility for policy decisions and justifications 
for the use of funds appropriated by the previous proviso shall 
be the responsibility of the United States Chief of Mission in 
Iraq: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated 
under this heading in this Act or in prior Acts making 
appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and 
related programs may be made available for the Political 
Participation Fund and the National Institutions Fund: Provided 
further, That of the funds made available under the heading 
``Economic Support Fund'' in Public Law 109-234 for Iraq to 
promote democracy, rule of law and reconciliation, $2,000,000 
should be made available for the United States Institute of 
Peace for programs and activities in Afghanistan to remain 
available until September 30, 2008.

          ASSISTANCE FOR EASTERN EUROPE AND THE BALTIC STATES

    For an additional amount for ``Assistance for Eastern 
Europe and the Baltic States'', $229,000,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2008, for assistance for Kosovo.

                          Department of State

                             DEMOCRACY FUND

    For an additional amount for ``Democracy Fund'', 
$260,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008: 
Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, 
not less than $190,000,000 shall be made available for the 
Human Rights and Democracy Fund of the Bureau of Democracy, 
Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State, and not less than 
$60,000,000 shall be made available for the United States 
Agency for International Development, for democracy, human 
rights and rule of law programs in Iraq: Provided further, That 
not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations describing a comprehensive, long-term strategy, 
with goals and expected results, for strengthening and 
advancing democracy in Iraq.

          INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``International Narcotics 
Control and Law Enforcement'', $257,000,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2008.
    Of the amounts made available for procurement of a maritime 
patrol aircraft for the Colombian Navy under this heading in 
Public Law 109-234, $13,000,000 are rescinded.

                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

    For an additional amount for ``Migration and Refugee 
Assistance'', $130,500,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2008, of which not less than $5,000,000 shall be made 
available to rescue Iraqi scholars.

     UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE FUND

    For an additional amount for ``United States Emergency 
Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund'', $55,000,000, to remain 
available until expended.

    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

    For an additional amount for ``Nonproliferation, Anti-
Terrorism, Demining and Related Programs'', $57,500,000, to 
remain available until September 30, 2008.

                       Department of the Treasury

               INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

    For an additional amount for ``International Affairs 
Technical Assistance'', $2,750,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2008.

                          MILITARY ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM

    For an additional amount for ``Foreign Military Financing 
Program'', $265,000,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2008.

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

    For an additional amount for ``Peacekeeping Operations'', 
$230,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008: 
Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, 
not less than $40,000,000 shall be made available, 
notwithstanding section 660 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961, for assistance for Liberia for security sector reform: 
Provided further, That not later than 30 days after enactment 
of this Act and every 30 days thereafter until September 30, 
2008, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations detailing the obligation and 
expenditure of funds made available under this heading in this 
Act and in prior Acts making appropriations for foreign 
operations, export financing, and related programs.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

                         AUTHORIZATION OF FUNDS

    Sec. 1801. Funds appropriated by this title may be 
obligated and expended notwithstanding section 10 of Public Law 
91-672 (22 U.S.C. 2412), section 15 of the State Department 
Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2680), section 313 of 
the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 
1995 (22 U.S.C. 6212), and section 504(a)(1) of the National 
Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 414(a)(1)).

                    EXTENSION OF OVERSIGHT AUTHORITY

    Sec. 1802. Section 3001(o)(1)(B) of the Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the 
Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (Public Law 108-
106; 117 Stat. 1238; 5 U.S.C. App., note to section 8G of 
Public Law 95-452), as amended by section 1054(b) of the John 
Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 
(Public Law 109-364; 120 Stat. 2397) and section 2 of the Iraq 
Reconstruction Accountability Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-440), 
is amended by inserting ``or fiscal year 2007'' after ``fiscal 
year 2006''.

                                LEBANON

    Sec. 1803. (a) Limitation on Economic Support Fund 
Assistance for Lebanon.--None of the funds made available in 
this Act under the heading ``Economic Support Fund'' for cash 
transfer assistance for the Government of Lebanon may be made 
available for obligation until the Secretary of State reports 
to the Committees on Appropriations on Lebanon's economic 
reform plan and on the specific conditions and verifiable 
benchmarks that have been agreed upon by the United States and 
the Government of Lebanon pursuant to the Memorandum of 
Understanding on cash transfer assistance for Lebanon.
    (b) Limitation on Foreign Military Financing Program and 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Assistance 
for Lebanon.--None of the funds made available in this Act 
under the heading ``Foreign Military Financing Program'' or 
``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement'' for 
military or police assistance to Lebanon may be made available 
for obligation until the Secretary of State submits to the 
Committees on Appropriations a report on procedures established 
to determine eligibility of members and units of the armed 
forces and police forces of Lebanon to participate in United 
States training and assistance programs and on the end use 
monitoring of all equipment provided under such programs to the 
Lebanese armed forces and police forces.
    (c) Certification Required.--Prior to the initial 
obligation of funds made available in this Act for assistance 
for Lebanon under the headings ``Foreign Military Financing 
Program'' and ``Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and 
Related Programs'', the Secretary of State shall certify to the 
Committees on Appropriations that all practicable efforts have 
been made to ensure that such assistance is not provided to or 
through any individual, or private or government entity, that 
advocates, plans, sponsors, engages in, or has engaged in, 
terrorist activity.
    (d) Report Required.--Not later than 45 days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall 
submit to the Committees on Appropriations a report on the 
Government of Lebanon's actions to implement section 14 of 
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 (August 11, 
2006).
    (e) Special Authority.--This section shall be effective 
notwithstanding section 534(a) of Public Law 109-102, which is 
made applicable to funds appropriated for fiscal year 2007 by 
the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (division B of 
Public Law 109-289, as amended by Public Law 110-5).

                           DEBT RESTRUCTURING

    Sec. 1804. Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2007 for 
``Bilateral Economic Assistance--Department of the Treasury--
Debt Restructuring'' may be used to assist Liberia in retiring 
its debt arrearages to the International Monetary Fund, the 
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the 
African Development Bank.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

    Sec. 1805. To facilitate effective oversight of programs 
and activities in Iraq by the Government Accountability Office 
(GAO), the Department of State shall provide GAO staff members 
the country clearances, life support, and logistical and 
security support necessary for GAO personnel to establish a 
presence in Iraq for periods of not less than 45 days.

                    HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY FUND

    Sec. 1806. The Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, 
Human Rights, and Labor shall be responsible for all policy, 
funding, and programming decisions regarding funds made 
available under this Act and prior Acts making appropriations 
for foreign operations, export financing and related programs 
for the Human Rights and Democracy Fund of the Bureau of 
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

          INSPECTOR GENERAL OVERSIGHT OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

    Sec. 1807. (a) In General.--Subject to paragraph (2), the 
Inspector General of the Department of State and the 
Broadcasting Board of Governors (referred to in this section as 
the ``Inspector General'') may use personal services contracts 
to engage citizens of the United States to facilitate and 
support the Office of the Inspector General's oversight of 
programs and operations related to Iraq and Afghanistan. 
Individuals engaged by contract to perform such services shall 
not, by virtue of such contract, be considered to be employees 
of the United States Government for purposes of any law 
administered by the Office of Personnel Management. The 
Secretary of State may determine the applicability to such 
individuals of any law administered by the Secretary concerning 
the performance of such services by such individuals.
    (b) Conditions.--The authority under paragraph (1) is 
subject to the following conditions:
            (1) The Inspector General determines that existing 
        personnel resources are insufficient.
            (2) The contract length for a personal services 
        contractor, including options, may not exceed 1 year, 
        unless the Inspector General makes a finding that 
        exceptional circumstances justify an extension of up to 
        1 additional year.
            (3) Not more than 10 individuals may be employed at 
        any time as personal services contractors under the 
        program.
    (c) Termination of Authority.--The authority to award 
personal services contracts under this section shall terminate 
on December 31, 2007. A contract entered into prior to the 
termination date under this paragraph may remain in effect 
until not later than December 31, 2009.
    (d) Other Authorities Not Affected.--The authority under 
this section is in addition to any other authority of the 
Inspector General to hire personal services contractors.

                             FUNDING TABLES

    Sec. 1808. (a) Funds provided in this Act for the following 
accounts shall be made available for programs and countries in 
the amounts contained in the respective tables included in the 
report accompanying this Act:
            ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs''.
            ``Economic Support Fund''.
            ``Democracy Fund''.
            ``International Narcotics Control and Law 
        Enforcement''.
            ``Migration and Refugee Assistance''.
    (b) Any proposed increases or decreases to the amounts 
contained in the tables in the accompanying report shall be 
subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations and section 634A of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961.

               SPENDING PLAN AND NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

    Sec. 1809. Not later than 45 days after enactment of this 
Act the Secretary of State shall submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations a report detailing planned expenditures for 
funds appropriated under the headings in this chapter, except 
for funds appropriated under the heading ``International 
Disaster and Famine Assistance'': Provided, That funds 
appropriated under the headings in this chapter, except for 
funds appropriated under the heading named in this section, 
shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations.

                 CONDITIONS ON ASSISTANCE FOR PAKISTAN

    Sec. 1810. None of the funds made available for assistance 
for the central Government of Pakistan under the heading 
``Economic Support Fund'' in this title may be made available 
for non-project assistance until the Secretary of State submits 
to the Committees on Appropriations a report on the oversight 
mechanisms, performance benchmarks, and implementation 
processes for such funds: Provided, That notwithstanding any 
other provision of law, funds made available for non-project 
assistance pursuant to the previous proviso shall be subject to 
the regular notification procedures of the Committees on 
Appropriations: Provided further, That of the funds made 
available for assistance for Pakistan under the heading 
``Economic Support Fund'' in this title, $5,000,000 shall be 
made available for the Human Rights and Democracy Fund of the 
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of 
State, for political party development and election observation 
programs.

                         CIVILIAN RESERVE CORPS

    Sec. 1811. Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the 
heading ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'', up to $50,000,000 
may be made available to support and maintain a civilian 
reserve corps: Provided, That none of the funds for a civilian 
reserve corps may be obligated without specific authorization 
in a subsequent Act of Congress: Provided further, That funds 
made available under this section shall be subject to the 
regular notification procedures of the Committees on 
Appropriations.

                    COORDINATOR FOR IRAQ ASSISTANCE

    Sec. 1812. (a) Coordinator for Iraq Assistance.--Not later 
than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
President shall appoint a Coordinator for Iraq Assistance 
(hereinafter in this section referred to as the 
``Coordinator''), by and with the advice and consent of the 
Senate, who shall report directly to the President.
    (b) Duties.--The Coordinator shall be responsible for--
            (1) Developing and implementing an overall strategy 
        for political, economic, and military assistance for 
        Iraq;
            (2) Coordinating and ensuring coherence of Iraq 
        assistance programs and policy among all departments 
        and agencies of the Government of the United States 
        that are implementing assistance programs in Iraq, 
        including the Department of State, the United States 
        Agency for International Development, the Department of 
        Defense, the Department of the Treasury, and the 
        Department of Justice;
            (3) Working with the Government of Iraq in meeting 
        the benchmarks described in section 1904(a) of this Act 
        in order to ensure Iraq continues to be eligible to 
        receive United States assistance described in such 
        section;
            (4) Coordinating with other donors and 
        international organizations that are providing 
        assistance for Iraq;
            (5) Ensuring adequate management and accountability 
        of United States assistance programs for Iraq;
            (6) Resolving policy and program disputes among 
        departments and agencies of the United States 
        Government that are implementing assistance programs in 
        Iraq; and
            (7) Coordinating United States assistance programs 
        with the reconstruction programs funded and implemented 
        by the Government of Iraq.
    (c) Rank and Status.--The Coordinator shall have the rank 
and status of ambassador.

                               CHAPTER 9

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

    Sec. 1901. (a) Congress finds that it is Defense Department 
policy that units should not be deployed for combat unless they 
are rated ``fully mission capable''.
    (b) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available in this or any other Act may be used to deploy any 
unit of the Armed Forces to Iraq unless the chief of the 
military department concerned has certified in writing to the 
Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on Armed 
Services at least 15 days in advance of the deployment that the 
unit is fully mission capable.
    (c) For purposes of subsection (b), the term ``fully 
mission capable'' means capable of performing assigned mission 
essential tasks to prescribed standards under the conditions 
expected in the theater of operations, consistent with the 
guidelines set forth in the Department of Defense readiness 
reporting system.
    (d) The President, by certifying in writing to the 
Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on Armed 
Services that the deployment to Iraq of a unit that is not 
assessed fully mission capable is required for reasons of 
national security and by submitting along with the 
certification a report in classified and unclassified form 
detailing the particular reason or reasons why the unit's 
deployment is necessary despite the chief of the military 
department's assessment that the unit is not fully mission 
capable, may waive the limitation prescribed in subsection (b) 
on a unit-by-unit basis.
    Sec. 1902. (a) Congress finds that it is Defense Department 
policy that Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard units should 
not be deployed for combat beyond 365 days or that Marine Corps 
and Marine Corps Reserve units should not be deployed for 
combat beyond 210 days.
    (b) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available in this or any other Act may be obligated or expended 
to initiate the development of, continue the development of, or 
execute any order that has the effect of extending the 
deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom of--
            (1) any unit of the Army, Army Reserve or Army 
        National Guard beyond 365 days; or
            (2) any unit of the Marine Corps or Marine Corps 
        Reserve beyond 210 days.
    (c) The limitation prescribed in subsection (b) shall not 
be construed to require force levels in Iraq to be decreased 
below the total United States force levels in Iraq prior to 
January 10, 2007.
    (d) The President, by certifying in writing to the 
Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on Armed 
Services that the extension of a unit's deployment in Iraq 
beyond the periods specified in subsection (b) is required for 
reasons of national security and by submitting along with the 
certification a report in classified and unclassified form 
detailing the particular reason or reasons why the unit's 
extended deployment is necessary, may waive the limitations 
prescribed in subsection (b) on a unit-by-unit basis.
    Sec. 1903. (a) Congress finds that it is Defense Department 
policy that Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard units should 
not be redeployed for combat if the unit has been deployed 
within the previous 365 consecutive days or that Marine Corps 
and Marine Corps Reserve units should not be redeployed for 
combat if the unit has been deployed within the previous 210 
days.
    (b) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available in this or any other Act may be obligated or expended 
to initiate the development of, continue the development of, or 
execute any order that has the effect of deploying for 
Operation Iraqi Freedom of--
            (1) any unit of the Army, Army Reserve or Army 
        National Guard if such unit has been deployed within 
        the previous 365 consecutive days; or
            (2) any unit of the Marine Corps or Marine Corps 
        Reserve if such unit has been deployed within the 
        previous 210 consecutive days.
    (c) The limitation prescribed in subsection (b) shall not 
be construed to require force levels in Iraq to be decreased 
below the total United States force levels in Iraq prior to 
January 10, 2007.
    (d) The President, by certifying in writing to the 
Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on Armed 
Services that the redeployment of a unit to Iraq in advance of 
the periods specified in subsection (b) is required for reasons 
of national security and by submitting along with the 
certification a report in classified and unclassified form 
detailing the particular reason or reasons why the unit's 
redeployment is necessary, may waive the limitations prescribed 
in subsection (b) on a unit-by-unit basis.
    Sec. 1904. (a) The President shall make and transmit to 
Congress the following determinations, along with reports in 
classified and unclassified form detailing the basis for each 
determination, on or before July 1, 2007:
            (1) whether the Government of Iraq has given United 
        States Armed Forces and Iraqi Security Forces the 
        authority to pursue all extremists, including Sunni 
        insurgents and Shiite militias, and is making 
        substantial progress in delivering necessary Iraqi 
        Security Forces for Baghdad and protecting such Forces 
        from political interference; intensifying efforts to 
        build balanced security forces throughout Iraq that 
        provide even-handed security for all Iraqis; ensuring 
        that Iraq's political authorities are not undermining 
        or making false accusations against members of the 
        Iraqi Security Forces; eliminating militia control of 
        local security; establishing a strong militia 
        disarmament program; ensuring fair and just enforcement 
        of laws; establishing political, media, economic, and 
        service committees in support of the Baghdad Security 
        Plan; and eradicating safe havens;
            (2) whether the Government of Iraq is making 
        substantial progress in meeting its commitment to 
        pursue reconciliation initiatives, including enactment 
        of a hydro-carbon law; adoption of legislation 
        necessary for the conduct of provincial and local 
        elections; reform of current laws governing the de-
        Baathification process; amendment of the Constitution 
        of Iraq; and allocation of Iraqi revenues for 
        reconstruction projects;
            (3) whether the Government of Iraq and United 
        States Armed Forces are making substantial progress in 
        reducing the level of sectarian violence in Iraq; and
            (4) whether the Government of Iraq is ensuring the 
        rights of minority political parties in the Iraqi 
        Parliament are protected.
    (b) If the President fails to make any of the 
determinations specified in subsection (a), the Secretary of 
Defense shall commence the redeployment of the Armed Forces 
from Iraq no later than July 1, 2007, with a goal of completing 
such redeployment within 180 days.
    (c) If the President makes the determinations specified in 
subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense shall commence the 
redeployment of the Armed Forces from Iraq not later than 
October 1, 2007, with a goal of completing such redeployment 
within 180 days.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds 
appropriated or otherwise made available in this or any other 
Act are immediately available for obligation and expenditure to 
plan and execute a safe and orderly redeployment of the Armed 
Forces from Iraq, as specified in subsections (b) and (c).
    (e) After the conclusion of the redeployment specified in 
subsections (b) and (c), the Secretary of Defense may not 
deploy or maintain members of the Armed Forces in Iraq for any 
purpose other than the following:
            (1) Protecting American diplomatic facilities and 
        American citizens, including members of the U.S. armed 
        forces;
            (2) Serving in roles consistent with customary 
        diplomatic positions;
            (3) Engaging in targeted special actions limited in 
        duration and scope to killing or capturing members of 
        al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations with global 
        reach; and
            (4) Training and equipping members of the Iraqi 
        Security Forces.
    (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 50 percent 
of the funds appropriated by title I of this Act for assistance 
to Iraq under each of the headings ``Economic Support Fund'' 
and ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement'' 
shall be withheld from obligation until the President has made 
a certification to Congress that the Government of Iraq has 
enacted a broadly accepted hydro-carbon law that equitably 
shares oil revenues among all Iraqis; adopted legislation 
necessary for the conduct of provincial and local elections, 
taken steps to implement such legislation, and set a schedule 
to conduct provincial and local elections; reformed current 
laws governing the de-Baathification process to allow for more 
equitable treatment of individuals affected by such laws; 
amended the Constitution of Iraq consistent with the principles 
contained in Article 137 of such constitution; and allocated 
and begun expenditure of $10,000,000,000 in Iraqi revenues for 
reconstruction projects, including delivery of essential 
services, on an equitable basis.
    (g) The requirement to withhold funds from obligation 
pursuant to subsection (f) shall not apply with respect to 
funds made available under the heading ``Economic Support 
Fund'' for continued support for the Community Action Program 
and Community Stabilization Program in Iraq administered by the 
United States Agency for International Development or for 
programs and activities to promote democracy in Iraq.
    (h) Beginning on September 1, 2007, and every 60 days 
thereafter, the Commander, Multi-National Forces--Iraq and the 
United States Ambassador to Iraq shall jointly submit to 
Congress a report describing and assessing in detail the 
current progress being made by the Government of Iraq regarding 
the criteria set forth in subsection (a).

                                TITLE II

           ADDITIONAL HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY

                               CHAPTER 1

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                    GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 2101. Section 1231(k)(2) of the Food Security Act of 
1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831(k)(2)) is amended by striking ``During 
calendar year 2006, the'' and inserting ``The''.

                               CHAPTER 2

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                       Office of Justice Programs

               STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE

    For an additional amount for ``State and Local Law 
Enforcement Assistance'', for discretionary grants authorized 
by subpart 2 of part E, of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control 
and Safe Streets Act of 1968 as in effect on September 30, 
2006, notwithstanding the provisions of section 511 of said 
Act, $50,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That the amount made available under this heading shall be for 
local law enforcement initiatives in the Gulf Coast region 
related to the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: 
Provided further, That these funds shall be apportioned among 
the States in quotient to their level of violent crime as 
estimated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform 
Crime Report for the year 2005.

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

                  OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES

    For an additional amount for ``Operations, Research, and 
Facilities'', for necessary expenses related to the 
consequences of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the shrimp and 
fishing industries, $110,000,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2008.

             NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

                        EXPLORATION CAPABILITIES

    For an additional amount for ``Exploration Capabilities'' 
for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane 
Katrina, $35,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2009.

                    GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 2201. Up to $48,000,000 of amounts made available to 
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Public Law 
109-148 and Public Law 109-234 for emergency hurricane and 
other natural disaster-related expenses may be used to 
reimburse hurricane-related costs incurred by NASA in fiscal 
year 2005.

                               CHAPTER 3

                      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL

                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                       Corps of Engineers--Civil

                              CONSTRUCTION

    For an additional amount for ``Construction'' for necessary 
expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Katrina and 
other hurricanes of the 2005 season, $25,300,000, to remain 
available until expended, which may be used to continue 
construction of projects related to interior drainage for the 
greater New Orleans metropolitan area.

                 FLOOD CONTROL AND COASTAL EMERGENCIES

    For an additional amount for ``Flood Control and Coastal 
Emergencies'', as authorized by section 5 of the Act of August 
18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n), for necessary expenses relating to 
the consequences of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and for other 
purposes, $1,407,700,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That $1,300,000,000 of the amount provided may be 
used by the Secretary of the Army to carry out projects and 
measures for the West Bank and Vicinity and Lake Ponchartrain 
and Vicinity, Louisiana, projects, as described under the 
heading ``Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies'', in chapter 3 
of Public Law 109-148: Provided further, That $107,700,000 of 
the amount provided may be used to implement the projects for 
hurricane storm damage reduction, flood damage reduction, and 
ecosystem restoration within Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson 
Counties, Mississippi substantially in accordance with the 
Report of the Chief of Engineers dated December 31, 2006, and 
entitled ``Mississippi, Coastal Improvements Program Interim 
Report, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties, Mississippi'': 
Provided further, That projects authorized for implementation 
under this Chief's report shall be carried out at full Federal 
expense, except that the non-Federal interests shall be 
responsible for providing for all costs associated with 
operation and maintenance of the project: Provided further, 
That any project using funds appropriated under this heading 
shall be initiated only after non-Federal interests have 
entered into binding agreements with the Secretary requiring 
the non-Federal interests to pay 100 percent of the operation, 
maintenance, repair, replacement, and rehabilitation costs of 
the project and to hold and save the United States free from 
damages due to the construction or operation and maintenance of 
the project, except for damages due to the fault or negligence 
of the United States or its contractors: Provided further, That 
the Chief of Engineers, acting through the Assistant Secretary 
of the Army for Civil Works, shall provide a monthly report to 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations detailing the 
allocation and obligation of these funds, beginning not later 
than 60 days after enactment of the Act.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 2301. The Secretary is authorized and directed to 
determine the value of eligible reimbursable expenses incurred 
by local governments in storm-proofing pumping stations, 
constructing safe houses for operators, and other interim flood 
control measures in and around the New Orleans metropolitan 
area that the Secretary determines to be integral to the 
overall plan to ensure operability of the stations during 
hurricanes, storms and high water events and the flood control 
plan for the area.
    Sec. 2302. (a) The Secretary of the Army is authorized and 
directed to utilize funds remaining available for obligation 
from the amounts appropriated in chapter 3 of Public Law 109-
234 under the heading ``Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies'' 
for projects in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area to 
prosecute these projects in a manner which promotes the goal of 
continuing work at an optimal pace, while maximizing, to the 
greatest extent practicable, levels of protection to reduce the 
risk of storm damage to people and property.
    (b) The expenditure of funds as provided in subsection (a) 
may be made without regard to individual amounts or purposes 
specified in chapter 3 of Public Law 109-234.
    (c) Any reallocation of funds that are necessary to 
accomplish the goal established in subsection (a) are 
authorized, subject to the approval of the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriation.
    Sec. 2303. The Chief of Engineers shall investigate the 
overall technical advantages, disadvantages and operational 
effectiveness of operating the new pumping stations at the 
mouths of the 17th Street, Orleans Avenue and London Avenue 
canals in the New Orleans area directed for construction in 
Public Law 109-234 concurrently or in series with existing 
pumping stations serving these canals and the advantages, 
disadvantages and technical operational effectiveness of 
removing the existing pumping stations and configuring the new 
pumping stations and associated canals to handle all needed 
discharges; and the advantages, disadvantages and technical 
operational effectiveness of replacing or improving the 
floodwalls and levees adjacent to the three outfall canals: 
Provided, That the analysis should be conducted at Federal 
expense: Provided further, That the analysis shall be completed 
and furnished to the Congress not later than three months after 
enactment of this Act.
    Sec. 2304. Using funds made available in Chapter 3 under 
title II of Public Law 109-234, under the heading 
``Investigations'', the Secretary of the Army, in consultation 
with other agencies and the State of Louisiana shall accelerate 
completion as practicable the final report of the Chief of 
Engineers recommending a comprehensive plan to deauthorize deep 
draft navigation on the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet: 
Provided, That the plan shall incorporate and build upon the 
Interim Mississippi River Gulf Outlet Deep-Draft De-
Authorization Report submitted to Congress in December 2006 
pursuant to Public Law 109-234.

                               CHAPTER 4

                     SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                     Disaster Loans Program Account

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Of the unobligated balances under the heading ``Small 
Business Administration, Disaster Loans Program Account'', 
$25,069,000, to remain available until expended, shall be used 
for administrative expenses to carry out the disaster loan 
program, which may be transferred to and merged with ``Small 
Business Administration, Salaries and Expenses''.
    Of the unobligated balances under the heading ``Small 
Business Administration, Disaster Loans Program Account'', 
$25,000,000 shall be used for loans under section 7(b)(2) of 
the Small Business Act for businesses located in an area for 
which the President declared a major disaster because of the 
hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in calendar year 2005, of 
which not to exceed $8,750,000 is for direct administrative 
expenses and may be transferred to and merged with ``Small 
Business Administration, Salaries and Expenses'' to carry out 
the disaster loan program of the Small Business Administration.

                               CHAPTER 5

                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

                  Federal Emergency Management Agency

                            DISASTER RELIEF

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``Disaster Relief'', 
$4,610,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That $4,000,000 shall be transferred to ``Office of Inspector 
General''.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 2501. (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, including any agreement, the Federal share of 
assistance, including direct Federal assistance, provided for 
the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and 
Texas in connection with Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma, Dennis, and 
Rita under sections 403, 406, 407, and 408 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5170b, 5172, 5173, and 5174) shall be 100 percent of the 
eligible costs under such sections.
    (b) Applicability.--The Federal share provided by 
subsection (a) shall apply to disaster assistance applied for 
before the date of enactment of this Act.
    Sec. 2502. (a) Community Disaster Loan Act.--
            (1) In general.--Section 2(a) of the Community 
        Disaster Loan Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-88) is 
        amended by striking ``Provided further, That 
        notwithstanding section 417(c)(1) of the Stafford Act, 
        such loans may not be canceled:''.
            (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by 
        paragraph (1) shall be effective on the date of 
        enactment of the Community Disaster Loan Act of 2005 
        (Public Law 109-88).
    (b) Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act.--
            (1) In general.--Chapter 4 of title II of the 
        Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, 
        the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006 
        (Public Law 109-234) is amended under Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency, ``Disaster Assistance Direct Loan 
        Program Account'' by striking ``Provided further, That 
        notwithstanding section 417(c)(1) of such Act, such 
        loans may not be canceled:''.
            (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by 
        paragraph (1) shall be effective on the date of 
        enactment of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations 
        Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and 
        Hurricane Recovery, 2006 (Public Law 109-234).
    Sec. 2503. (a) In General.--Section 2401 of the Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on 
Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006 (Public Law 109-234) is 
amended by striking ``12 months'' and inserting ``24 months''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section 
shall be effective on the date of enactment of the Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on 
Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006 (Public Law 109-234).

                               CHAPTER 6

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                         National Park Service

                       HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND

    For an additional amount for the ``Historic Preservation 
Fund'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
Hurricane Katrina and other hurricanes of the 2005 season, 
$10,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008: 
Provided, That the funds provided under this heading shall be 
provided to the State Historic Preservation Officer, after 
consultation with the National Park Service, for grants for 
disaster relief in areas of Louisiana impacted by Hurricanes 
Katrina or Rita: Provided further, That grants shall be for the 
preservation, stabilization, rehabilitation, and repair of 
historic properties listed in or eligible for the National 
Register of Historic Places, for planning and technical 
assistance: Provided further, That grants shall only be 
available for areas that the President determines to be a major 
disaster under section 102(2) of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
5122(2)) due to Hurricanes Katrina or Rita: Provided further, 
That individual grants shall not be subject to a non-Federal 
matching requirement: Provided further, That no more than 5 
percent of funds provided under this heading for disaster 
relief grants may be used for administrative expenses.

                    GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 2601. Of the disaster relief funds from Public Law 
109-234, 120 Stat. 418, 461, (June 30, 2006), chapter 5, 
``National Park Service--Historic Preservation Fund'', for 
necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane 
Katrina and other hurricanes of the 2005 season that were 
allocated to the State of Mississippi by the National Park 
Service, $500,000 is hereby transferred to the ``National Park 
Service--National Recreation and Preservation'' appropriation: 
Provided, That these funds may be used to reconstruct destroyed 
properties that at the time of destruction were listed in the 
National Register of Historic Places and are otherwise 
qualified to receive these funds: Provided further, That the 
State Historic Preservation Officer certifies that, for the 
community where that destroyed property was located, the 
property is iconic to or essential to illustrating that 
community's historic identity, that no other property in that 
community with the same associative historic value has 
survived, and that sufficient historical documentation exists 
to ensure an accurate reproduction.

                               CHAPTER 7

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

                            Higher Education

    For an additional amount under part B of title VII of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 (``HEA'') for institutions of 
higher education (as defined in section 101 or section 102(c) 
of that Act) that are located in an area in which a major 
disaster was declared in accordance with section 401 of the 
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
related to Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, $30,000,000: Provided, 
That such funds shall be available to the Secretary of 
Education only for payments to help defray the expenses (which 
may include lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already 
incurred, and construction) incurred by such institutions of 
higher education that were forced to close, relocate or 
significantly curtail their activities as a result of damage 
directly caused by such hurricanes and for payments to enable 
such institutions to provide grants to students who attend such 
institutions for academic years beginning on or after July 1, 
2006: Provided further, That such payments shall be made in 
accordance with criteria established by the Secretary and made 
publicly available without regard to section 437 of the General 
Education Provisions Act, section 553 of title 5, United States 
Code, or part B of title VII of the HEA.

                      Hurricane Education Recovery

    For carrying out activities authorized by subpart 1 of part 
D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 
1965, $30,000,000, to remain available until expended, for use 
by the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama primarily 
for recruiting, retaining, and compensating new and current 
teachers, school principals, assistant principals, principal 
resident directors, assistant directors, and other educators, 
who commit to work for at least three years in school-based 
positions in public elementary and secondary schools located in 
an area with respect to which a major disaster was declared 
under section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170) by reason of 
Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita, including through such 
mechanisms as paying salary premiums, performance bonuses, 
housing subsidies, signing bonuses, and relocation costs and 
providing loan forgiveness, with priority given to teachers and 
school-based school principals, assistant principals, principal 
resident directors, assistant directors, and other educators 
who previously worked or lived in one of the affected areas, 
are currently employed (or become employed) in such a school in 
any of the affected areas after those disasters, and commit to 
continue that employment for at least 3 years, Provided, That 
funds available under this heading to such States may also be 
used for 1 or more of the following activities: (1) to build 
the capacity, knowledge, and skill of teachers and school-based 
school principals, assistant principals, principal resident 
directors, assistant directors, and other educators in such 
public elementary and secondary schools to provide an effective 
education, including the design, adaptation, and implementation 
of high-quality formative assessments; (2) the establishment of 
partnerships with nonprofit entities with a demonstrated track 
record in recruiting and retaining outstanding teachers and 
other school-based school principals, assistant principals, 
principal resident directors, and assistant directors; and (3) 
paid release time for teachers and principals to identify and 
replicate successful practices from the fastest-improving and 
highest-performing schools: Provided further, That the 
Secretary of Education shall allocate amounts available under 
this heading among such States that submit applications; that 
such allocation shall be based on the number of public 
elementary and secondary schools in each State that were closed 
for 19 days or more during the period beginning on August 29, 
2005, and ending on December 31, 2005, due to Hurricane Katrina 
or Hurricane Rita; and that such States shall in turn allocate 
funds to local educational agencies, with priority given first 
to such agencies with the highest percentages of public 
elementary and secondary schools that are closed as a result of 
such hurricanes as of the date of enactment of this Act and 
then to such agencies with the highest percentages of public 
elementary and secondary schools with a student-teacher ratio 
of at least 25 to 1, and with any remaining amounts to be 
distributed to such agencies with demonstrated need, as 
determined by the State Superintendent of Education: Provided 
further, That, in the case of any State that chooses to use 
amounts available under this heading for performance bonuses, 
not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
and in collaboration with local educational agencies, teachers' 
unions, local principals' organizations, local parents' 
organizations, local business organizations, and local charter 
schools organizations, the State educational agency shall 
develop a plan for a rating system for performance bonuses, and 
if no agreement has been reached that is satisfactory to all 
consulting entities by such deadline, the State educational 
agency shall immediately send a letter notifying Congress and 
shall, not later than 30 days after such notification, 
establish and implement a rating system that shall be based on 
classroom observation and feedback more than once annually, 
conducted by multiple sources (including, but not limited to, 
principals and master teachers), and evaluated against 
research-based rubrics that use planning, instructional, and 
learning environment standards to measure teacher performance, 
except that the requirements of this proviso shall not apply to 
a State that has enacted a State law in 2006 authorizing 
performance pay for teachers.

                 PROGRAMS TO RESTART SCHOOL OPERATIONS

    Funds made available under section 102 of the Hurricane 
Education Recovery Act (title IV of division B of Public Law 
109-148) may be used by the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
Alabama, and Texas, in addition to the uses of funds described 
in section 102(e), for the following costs: (1) recruiting, 
retaining, and compensating new and current teachers, school 
principals, assistant principals, principal resident directors, 
assistant directors, and other educators for school-based 
positions in public elementary and secondary schools impacted 
by Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita, including through such 
mechanisms as paying salary premiums, performance bonuses, 
housing subsidies, signing bonuses, and relocation costs and 
providing loan forgiveness; (2) activities to build the 
capacity, knowledge, and skills of teachers and school-based 
school principals, assistant principals, principal resident 
directors, assistant directors, and other educators in such 
public elementary and secondary schools to provide an effective 
education, including the design, adaptation, and implementation 
of high-quality formative assessments; (3) the establishment of 
partnerships with nonprofit entities with a demonstrated track 
record in recruiting and retaining outstanding teachers and 
school-based school principals, assistant principals, principal 
resident directors, and assistant directors; and (4) paid 
release time for teachers and principals to identify and 
replicate successful practices from the fastest-improving and 
highest-performing schools.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 2701. Section 105(b) of title IV of division B of 
Public Law 109-148 is amended by adding at the end the 
following new sentence: ``With respect to the program 
authorized by section 102 of this Act, the waiver authority in 
subsection (a) of this section shall be available until the end 
of fiscal year 2008.''
    Sec. 2702. Notwithstanding section 2002(c) of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397a(c)), funds made available under 
the heading ``Social Services Block Grant'' in division B of 
Public Law 109-148 shall be available for expenditure by the 
States through the end of fiscal year 2009.
    Sec. 2703. (a) In the event that Louisiana, Mississippi, 
Alabama, or Texas fails to meet its match requirement with 
funds appropriated in fiscal years 2006 or 2007, for fiscal 
years 2008 and 2009, the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
may waive the application of section 2617(d)(4) of the Public 
Health Service Act for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and 
Texas.
    (b) The Secretary may not exercise the waiver authority 
available under subsection (a) to allow a grantee to provide 
less than a 25 percent matching grant.
    (c) For grant years beginning in 2008, Louisiana, 
Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas and any eligible metropolitan 
area in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas shall comply 
with each of the applicable requirements under title XXVI of 
the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300ff-11 et seq.).

                               CHAPTER 8

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                     Federal Highway Administration

                          FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

                        EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for the Emergency Relief Program 
as authorized under section 125 of title 23, United States 
Code, $682,942,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That section 125(d)(1) of title 23, United States 
Code, shall not apply to emergency relief projects that respond 
to damage caused by the 2005-2006 winter storms in the State of 
California: Provided further, That of the unobligated balances 
of funds apportioned to each State under chapter 1 of title 23, 
United States Code, $682,942,000 are rescinded: Provided 
further, That such rescission shall not apply to the funds 
distributed in accordance with sections 130(f) and 104(b)(5) of 
title 23, United States Code; sections 133(d)(1) and 163 of 
such title, as in effect on the day before the date of 
enactment of Public Law 109-59; and the first sentence of 
section 133(d)(3)(A) of such title.

                     Federal Transit Administration

                             FORMULA GRANTS

    For an additional amount to be allocated by the Secretary 
to recipients of assistance under chapter 53 of title 49, 
United States Code, directly affected by Hurricanes Katrina and 
Rita, $35,000,000, for the operating and capital costs of 
transit services, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That the Federal share for any project funded from this amount 
shall be 100 percent.

              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                      Office of Inspector General

    For an additional amount for the Office of Inspector 
General, for the necessary costs related to the consequences of 
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, $7,000,000, to remain available 
until expended.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 2801. The third proviso under the heading ``Department 
of Housing and Urban Development--Public and Indian Housing--
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance'' in chapter 9 of title I of 
division B of Public Law 109-148 (119 Stat. 2779) is amended by 
striking ``for up to 18 months'' and inserting ``until December 
31, 2007''.
    Sec. 2802. Section 21033 of the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-289, as amended 
by Public Law 110-5) is amended by adding after the third 
proviso: ``: Provided further, That notwithstanding the 
previous proviso, except for applying the 2007 Annual 
Adjustment Factor and making any other specified adjustments, 
public housing agencies specified in category 1 below shall 
receive funding for calendar year 2007 based on the higher of 
the amounts the agencies would receive under the previous 
proviso or the amounts the agencies received in calendar year 
2006, and public housing agencies specified in categories 2 and 
3 below shall receive funding for calendar year 2007 equal to 
the amounts the agencies received in calendar year 2006, except 
that public housing agencies specified in categories 1 and 2 
below shall receive funding under this proviso only if, and to 
the extent that, any such public housing agency submits a plan, 
approved by the Secretary, that demonstrates that the agency 
can effectively use within 12 months the funding that the 
agency would receive under this proviso that is in addition to 
the funding that the agency would receive under the previous 
proviso: (1) public housing agencies that are eligible for 
assistance under section 901 in Public Law 109-148 (119 Stat. 
2781) or are located in the same counties as those eligible 
under section 901 and operate voucher programs under section 
8(o) of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 but do not operate public 
housing under section 9 of such Act, and any public housing 
agency that otherwise qualifies under this category must 
demonstrate that they have experienced a loss of rental housing 
stock as a result of the 2005 hurricanes; (2) public housing 
agencies that would receive less funding under the previous 
proviso than they would receive under this proviso and that 
have been placed in receivership or the Secretary has declared 
to be in breach of an Annual Contributions Contract by June 1, 
2007; and (3) public housing agencies that spent more in 
calendar year 2006 than the total of the amounts of any such 
public housing agency's allocation amount for calendar year 
2006 and the amount of any such public housing agency's 
available housing assistance payments undesignated funds 
balance from calendar year 2005 and the amount of any such 
public housing agency's available administrative fees 
undesignated funds balance through calendar year 2006''.
    Sec. 2803. Section 901 of Public Law 109-148 is amended by 
deleting ``calendar year 2006'' and inserting ``calendar years 
2006 and 2007''.

                               TITLE III

                     OTHER EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS

                               CHAPTER 1

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

                  OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES

    For an additional amount for ``Operations, Research, and 
Facilities'', $60,400,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2008: Provided, That the National Marine Fisheries Service 
shall cause such amounts to be distributed among eligible 
recipients of assistance for the commercial fishery failure 
designated under section 312(a) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1861a(a)) and 
declared by the Secretary of Commerce on August 10, 2006.

                               CHAPTER 2

                      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL

                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                       Corps of Engineers--Civil

                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

    For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance'' 
to dredge navigation channels related to the consequences of 
hurricanes of the 2005 season, $3,000,000, to remain available 
until expended.

                 FLOOD CONTROL AND COASTAL EMERGENCIES

    For an additional amount for ``Flood Control and Coastal 
Emergencies'', as authorized by section 5 of the Act of August 
18, 1941 (33 U.S.C. 701n), to support emergency operations, 
repairs and other activities in response to flood, drought and 
earthquake emergencies as authorized by law, $150,000,000, to 
remain available until expended: Provided, That the Chief of 
Engineers, acting through the Assistant Secretary of the Army 
for Civil Works, shall provide a monthly report to the House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriations detailing the 
allocation and obligation of these funds, beginning not later 
than 60 days after enactment of the Act.

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                         Bureau of Reclamation

                      WATER AND RELATED RESOURCES

    For an additional amount for ``Water and Related 
Resources'', $18,000,000, to remain available until expended 
for drought assistance: Provided, That drought assistance may 
be provided under the Reclamation States Drought Emergency Act 
or other applicable Reclamation authorities to assist drought 
plagued areas of the West.

                               CHAPTER 3

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                       Bureau of Land Management

                        WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``Wildland Fire Management'', 
$100,000,000, to remain available until expended, for urgent 
wildland fire suppression activities: Provided, That such funds 
shall only become available if funds previously provided for 
wildland fire suppression will be exhausted imminently and the 
Secretary of the Interior notifies the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations in writing of the need for these 
additional funds: Provided further, That such funds are also 
available for repayment to other appropriations accounts from 
which funds were transferred for wildfire suppression.

                United States Fish and Wildlife Service

                          RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    For an additional amount for ``Resource Management'' for 
the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild 
birds, including the investigation of morbidity and mortality 
events, targeted surveillance in live wild birds, and targeted 
surveillance in hunter-taken birds, $7,398,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2008.

                         National Park Service

                 OPERATION OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

    For an additional amount for ``Operation of the National 
Park System'' for the detection of highly pathogenic avian 
influenza in wild birds, including the investigation of 
morbidity and mortality events, $525,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2008.

                    United States Geological Survey

                 SURVEYS, INVESTIGATIONS, AND RESEARCH

    For an additional amount for ``Surveys, Investigations, and 
Research'' for the detection of highly pathogenic avian 
influenza in wild birds, including the investigation of 
morbidity and mortality events, targeted surveillance in live 
wild birds, and targeted surveillance in hunter-taken birds, 
$5,270,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                             Forest Service

                         NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM

    For an additional amount for ``National Forest System'' for 
the implementation of a nationwide initiative to increase 
protection of national forest lands from drug-trafficking 
organizations, including funding for additional law enforcement 
personnel, training, equipment and cooperative agreements, 
$12,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                        WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``Wildland Fire Management'', 
$400,000,000, to remain available until expended, for urgent 
wildland fire suppression activities: Provided, That such funds 
shall only become available if funds provided previously for 
wildland fire suppression will be exhausted imminently and the 
Secretary of Agriculture notifies the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations in writing of the need for these 
additional funds: Provided further, That such funds are also 
available for repayment to other appropriation accounts from 
which funds were transferred for wildfire suppression.

                    GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 3301. (a) For fiscal year 2007, payments shall be made 
from any revenues, fees, penalties, or miscellaneous receipts 
described in sections 102(b)(3) and 103(b)(2) of the Secure 
Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 
(Public Law 106-393; 16 U.S.C. 500 note), not to exceed 
$100,000,000, and the payments shall be made, to the maximum 
extent practicable, in the same amounts, for the same purposes, 
and in the same manner as were made to States and counties in 
2006 under that Act.
    (b) There is appropriated $425,000,000, to remain available 
until December 31, 2007, to be used to cover any shortfall for 
payments made under this section from funds not otherwise 
appropriated.
    (c) Titles II and III of Public Law 106-393 are amended, 
effective September 30, 2006, by striking ``2006'' and ``2007'' 
each place they appear and inserting ``2007'' and ``2008'', 
respectively.

                               CHAPTER 4

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

                 DISEASE CONTROL, RESEARCH AND TRAINING

    For an additional amount for ``Department of Health and 
Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
Disease Control, Research and Training'', to carry out section 
501 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 
section 6 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response 
Act of 2006, $13,000,000 for research to develop mine safety 
technology, including necessary repairs and improvements to 
leased laboratories: Provided, That progress reports on 
technology development shall be submitted to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations and the Committee on 
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions of the Senate and the 
Committee on Education and Labor of the House of 
Representatives on a quarterly basis: Provided further, That 
the amount provided under this heading shall remain available 
until September 30, 2008.
    For an additional amount for ``Department of Health and 
Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
Disease Control, Research and Training'', to carry out 
activities under section 5011(b) of the Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations Act to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico 
and Pandemic Influenza, 2006 (Public Law 109-148), $50,000,000, 
to remain available until expended.

                Administration for Children and Families

                   LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE

    For an additional amount for ``Low-Income Home Energy 
Assistance'' under section 2604(a) through (d) of the Low-
Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8623(a) 
through (d)), $200,000,000.
    For an additional amount for ``Low-Income Home Energy 
Assistance'' under section 2604(e) of the Low-Income Home 
Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8623(e)), 
$200,000,000.

                        Office of the Secretary

            PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES EMERGENCY FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``Public Health and Social 
Services Emergency Fund'' to prepare for and respond to an 
influenza pandemic, $625,000,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That this amount shall be for activities 
including the development and purchase of vaccine, antivirals, 
necessary medical supplies, diagnostics, and other surveillance 
tools: Provided further, That products purchased with these 
funds may, at the discretion of the Secretary of Health and 
Human Services, be deposited in the Strategic National 
Stockpile: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 
496(b) of the Public Health Service Act, funds may be used for 
the construction or renovation of privately owned facilities 
for the production of pandemic vaccine and other biologicals, 
where the Secretary finds such a contract necessary to secure 
sufficient supplies of such vaccines or biologicals: Provided 
further, That funds appropriated herein may be transferred to 
other appropriation accounts of the Department of Health and 
Human Services, as determined by the Secretary to be 
appropriate, to be used for the purposes specified in this 
sentence.

                  COVERED COUNTERMEASURE PROCESS FUND

    For carrying out section 319F-4 of the Public Health 
Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-6e) to compensate individuals for 
injuries caused by H5N1 vaccine, in accordance with the 
declaration regarding avian influenza viruses issued by the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services on January 26, 2007, 
pursuant to section 319F-3(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-
6d(b)), $25,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

                        (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

    Sec. 3401. (a). From unexpended balances available for the 
Training and Employment Services account under the Department 
of Labor, the following amounts are hereby rescinded:
            (1) $3,589,000 transferred pursuant to the 2001 
        Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Recovery 
        from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United 
        States (Public Law 107-38);
            (2) $834,000 transferred pursuant to the Emergency 
        Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 (Public Law 
        103-211); and
            (3) $71,000 for the Consortium for Worker Education 
        pursuant to the Emergency Supplemental Act, 2002 
        (Public Law 107-117).
    (b) From unexpended balances available for the State 
Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations 
account under the Department of Labor pursuant to the Emergency 
Supplemental Act, 2002 (Public Law 107-117), $4,100,000 are 
hereby rescinded.
    Sec. 3402. (a) For an additional amount under ``Department 
of Education, Safe Schools and Citizenship Education'', 
$8,594,000 shall be available for Safe and Drug-Free Schools 
National Programs for competitive grants to local educational 
agencies to address youth violence and related issues.
    (b) The competition under subsection (a) shall be limited 
to local educational agencies that operate schools currently 
identified as persistently dangerous under section 9532 of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

                               CHAPTER 5

                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                          Capitol Power Plant

    For an additional amount for ``Capitol Power Plant'', 
$50,000,000, for utility tunnel repairs and asbestos abatement, 
to remain available until September 30, 2011: Provided, That 
the Architect of the Capitol may not obligate any of the funds 
appropriated under this heading without approval of an 
obligation plan by the Committees on Appropriations of the 
Senate and House of Representatives.

                               CHAPTER 6

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                     Veterans Health Administration

                            MEDICAL SERVICES

    For an additional amount for ``Medical Services'', 
$466,778,000, to remain available until expended, of which 
$30,000,000 shall be for the establishment of at least one new 
Level I comprehensive polytrauma center; $9,440,000 shall be 
for the establishment of polytrauma residential transitional 
rehabilitation programs; $10,000,000 shall be for additional 
transition caseworkers; $20,000,000 shall be for substance 
abuse treatment programs; $20,000,000 shall be for readjustment 
counseling; $10,000,000 shall be for blind rehabilitation 
services; $100,000,000 shall be for enhancements to mental 
health services; $8,000,000 shall be for polytrauma support 
clinic teams; $5,356,000 shall be for additional polytrauma 
points of contact; $228,982,000 shall be for treatment of 
Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom 
veterans; and $25,000,000 shall be for prosthetics.

                         MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION

    For an additional amount for ``Medical Administration'', 
$250,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                           MEDICAL FACILITIES

    For an additional amount for ``Medical Facilities'', 
$595,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which 
$45,000,000 shall be used for facility and equipment upgrades 
at the Department of Veterans Affairs polytrauma network sites; 
and $550,000,000 shall be for non-recurring maintenance as 
identified in the Department of Veterans Affairs Facility 
Condition Assessment report: Provided, That the amount provided 
under this heading for non-recurring maintenance shall be 
allocated in a manner not subject to the Veterans Equitable 
Resource Allocation: Provided further, That within 30 days of 
enactment of this Act the Secretary shall submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress an 
expenditure plan, by project, for non-recurring maintenance 
prior to obligation: Provided further, That semi-annually, on 
October 1 and April 1, the Secretary shall submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress a 
report on the status of funding for non-recurring maintenance, 
including obligations and unobligated balances for each project 
identified in the expenditure plan.

                    MEDICAL AND PROSTHETIC RESEARCH

    For an additional amount for ``Medical and Prosthetic 
Research'', $32,500,000, to remain available until expended, 
which shall be used for research related to the unique medical 
needs of returning Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation 
Iraqi Freedom veterans.

                      Departmental Administration

                       GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ``General Operating 
Expenses'', $83,200,000, to remain available until expended, of 
which $1,250,000 shall be for digitization of military records; 
$60,750,000 shall be for expenses related to hiring and 
training new claims processing personnel; up to $1,200,000 for 
an independent study of the organizational structure, 
management and coordination processes, including seamless 
transition, utilized by the Department of Veterans Affairs to 
provide health care and benefits to active duty personnel and 
veterans, including those returning Operation Enduring Freedom 
and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans; and $20,000,000 shall be 
for disability examinations: Provided, That not to exceed 
$1,250,000 of the amount appropriated under this heading may be 
transferred to the Department of Defense for the digitization 
of military records used to verify stressors for benefits 
claims.

                     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

    For an additional amount for ``Information Technology 
Systems'', $35,100,000, to remain available until expended, of 
which $20,000,000 shall be for information technology support 
and improvements for processing of Operation Enduring Freedom 
and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans benefits claims, including 
making electronic Department of Defense medical records 
available for claims processing and enabling electronic 
benefits applications by veterans; and $15,100,000 shall be for 
electronic data breach remediation and prevention.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MINOR PROJECTS

    For an additional amount for ``Construction, Minor 
Projects'', $326,000,000, to remain available until expended, 
of which up to $36,000,000 shall be for construction costs 
associated with the establishment of polytrauma residential 
transitional rehabilitation programs.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 3601. The Director of the Congressional Budget Office 
shall, not later than November 15, 2007, submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate a report projecting appropriations necessary for 
the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to continue 
providing necessary health care to veterans of the conflicts in 
Iraq and Afghanistan. The projections should span several 
scenarios for the duration and number of forces deployed in 
Iraq and Afghanistan, and more generally, for the long-term 
health care needs of deployed troops engaged in the global war 
on terrorism over the next ten years.
    Sec. 3602. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
appropriations made by Public Law 110-5, which the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs contributes to the Department of Defense/
Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Sharing Incentive 
Fund under the authority of section 8111(d) of title 38, United 
States Code, shall remain available until expended for any 
purpose authorized by section 8111 of title 38, United States 
Code.
    Sec. 3603. (a)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (referred to in this 
section as the ``Secretary'') may convey to the State of Texas, 
without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the 
United States in and to the parcel of real property comprising 
the location of the Marlin, Texas, Department of Veterans 
Affairs Medical Center.
    (2) The property conveyed under paragraph (1) shall be used 
by the State of Texas for the purposes of a prison.
    (b) In carrying out the conveyance under subsection (a), 
the Secretary--
            (1) shall not be required to comply with, and shall 
        not be held liable under, any Federal law (including a 
        regulation) relating to the environment or historic 
        preservation; but
            (2) may, at the discretion of the Secretary, 
        conduct environmental cleanup on the parcel to be 
        conveyed, at a cost not to exceed $500,000, using 
        amounts made available for environmental cleanup of 
        sites under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.

                                TITLE IV

                             OTHER MATTERS

                               CHAPTER 1

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                          Farm Service Agency

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' of 
the Farm Service Agency, $37,500,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2008: Provided, That this amount shall only be 
available for network and database/application stabilization.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 4101. Of the funds made available through 
appropriations to the Food and Drug Administration for fiscal 
year 2007, not less than $4,000,000 shall be for the Office of 
Women's Health of such Administration.
    Sec. 4102. None of the funds made available to the 
Department of Agriculture for fiscal year 2007 may be used to 
implement the risk-based inspection program in the 30 prototype 
locations announced on February 22, 2007, by the Under 
Secretary for Food Safety, or at any other locations, until the 
USDA Office of Inspector General has provided its findings to 
the Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
on the data used in support of the development and design of 
the risk-based inspection program and FSIS has addressed and 
resolved issues identified by OIG.

                               CHAPTER 2

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 4201. Hereafter, federal employees at the National 
Energy Technology Laboratory shall be classified as inherently 
governmental for the purpose of the Federal Activities 
Inventory Reform Act of 1998 (31 U.S.C. 501 note).
    Sec. 4202. Prohibition on Certain Uses of Funds by BPA. 
None of the funds made available under this or any other Act 
shall be used during fiscal year 2007 to make, or plan or 
prepare to make, any payment on bonds issued by the 
Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration (referred 
in this section as the ``Administrator'') or for an 
appropriated Federal Columbia River Power System investment, if 
the payment is both--
            (1) greater, during any fiscal year, than the 
        payments calculated in the rate hearing of the 
        Administrator to be made during that fiscal year using 
        the repayment method used to establish the rates of the 
        Administrator as in effect on October 1, 2006; and
            (2) based or conditioned on the actual or expected 
        net secondary power sales receipts of the 
        Administrator.

                               CHAPTER 3

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 4301. (a) Section 102(a)(3)(B) of the Help America 
Vote Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 15302(a)(3)(B)) is amended by 
striking ``January 1, 2006'' and inserting ``March 1, 2008''.
    (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect 
as if included in the enactment of the Help America Vote Act of 
2002.
    Sec. 4302. The structure of any of the offices or 
components within the Office of National Drug Control Policy 
shall remain as they were on October 1, 2006. None of the funds 
appropriated or otherwise made available in the Continuing 
Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Public Law 110-5) may be used 
to implement a reorganization of offices within the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy without the explicit approval of 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate.
    Sec. 4303. From the amount provided by section 21067 of the 
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Public Law 110-5), 
the National Archives and Records Administration may obligate 
monies necessary to carry out the activities of the Public 
Interest Declassification Board.
    Sec. 4304. Notwithstanding the notice requirement of the 
Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the 
Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2006, 119 Stat. 2509 (Public Law 109-115), 
as continued in section 104 of the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (Public Law 110-5), the District of Columbia 
Courts may reallocate not more than $1,000,000 of the funds 
provided for fiscal year 2007 under the Federal Payment to the 
District of Columbia Courts for facilities among the items and 
entities funded under that heading for operations.
    Sec. 4305. (a) Not later than 90 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury, in 
coordination with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in 
consultation with the Departments of State and Energy, shall 
prepare and submit to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, 
the House Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on 
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the House Committee on 
Financial Services, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 
the House Foreign Affairs Committee a written report, which may 
include a classified annex, containing the names of companies 
which either directly or through a parent or subsidiary 
company, including partly-owned subsidiaries, are known to 
conduct significant business operations in Sudan relating to 
natural resource extraction, including oil-related activities 
and mining of minerals. The reporting provision shall not apply 
to companies operating under licenses from the Office of 
Foreign Assets Control or otherwise expressly exempted under 
United States law from having to obtain such licenses in order 
to operate in Sudan.
    (b) Not later than 45 days following the submission to 
Congress of the list of companies conducting business 
operations in Sudan relating to natural resource extraction as 
required above, the General Services Administration shall 
determine whether the United States Government has an active 
contract for the procurement of goods or services with any of 
the identified companies, and provide notification to the 
appropriate committees of Congress, which may include a 
classified annex, regarding the companies, nature of the 
contract, and dollar amounts involved.

                         (INCLUDING RESCISSION)

    Sec. 4306. (a) Of the funds provided for the General 
Services Administration, ``Office of Inspector General'' in 
section 21061 of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 
(division B of Public Law 109-289, as amended by Public Law 
110-5), $4,500,000 are rescinded.
    (b) For an additional amount for the General Services 
Administration, ``Office of Inspector General'', $4,500,000, to 
remain available until September 30, 2008.
    Sec. 4307. Section 21073 of the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (Public Law 110-5) is amended by adding a new 
subsection (j) as follows:
    ``(j) Notwithstanding section 101, any appropriation or 
funds made available to the District of Columbia pursuant to 
this division for `Federal Payment for Foster Care Improvement 
in the District of Columbia' shall be available in accordance 
with an expenditure plan submitted by the Mayor of the District 
of Columbia not later than 60 days after the enactment of this 
section which details the activities to be carried out with 
such Federal Payment.''.

                               CHAPTER 4

                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 4401. Not to exceed $30,000,000 from unobligated 
balances remaining from prior appropriations for United States 
Coast Guard, ``Retired Pay'', shall remain available until 
expended in the account and for the purposes for which the 
appropriations were provided, including the payment of 
obligations otherwise chargeable to lapsed or current 
appropriations for this purpose.
    Sec. 4402. (a) In General.--Any contract, subcontract, task 
or delivery order described in subsection (b) shall contain the 
following:
            (1) A requirement for a technical review of all 
        designs, design changes, and engineering change 
        proposals, and a requirement to specifically address 
        all engineering concerns identified in the review 
        before the obligation of further funds may occur.
            (2) A requirement that the Coast Guard maintain 
        technical warrant holder authority, or the equivalent, 
        for major assets.
            (3) A requirement that no procurement subject to 
        subsection (b) for lead asset production or the 
        implementation of a major design change shall be 
        entered into unless an independent third party with no 
        financial interest in the development, construction, or 
        modification of any component of the asset, selected by 
        the Commandant, determines that such action is 
        advisable.
            (4) A requirement for independent life-cycle cost 
        estimates of lead assets and major design and 
        engineering changes.
            (5) A requirement for the measurement of contractor 
        and subcontractor performance based on the status of 
        all work performed. For contracts under the Integrated 
        Deepwater Systems program, such requirement shall 
        include a provision that links award fees to successful 
        acquisition outcomes (which shall be defined in terms 
        of cost, schedule, and performance).
            (6) A requirement that the Commandant of the Coast 
        Guard assign an appropriate officer or employee of the 
        Coast Guard to act as chair of each integrated product 
        team and higher-level team assigned to the oversight of 
        each integrated product team.
            (7) A requirement that the Commandant of the Coast 
        Guard may not award or issue any contract, task or 
        delivery order, letter contract modification thereof, 
        or other similar contract, for the acquisition or 
        modification of an asset under a procurement subject to 
        subsection (b) unless the Coast Guard and the 
        contractor concerned have formally agreed to all terms 
        and conditions or the head of contracting activity for 
        the Coast Guard determines that a compelling need 
        exists for the award or issue of such instrument.
    (b) Contracts, Subcontracts, Task and Delivery Orders 
Covered.--Subsection (a) applies to--
            (1) any major procurement contract, first-tier 
        subcontract, delivery or task order entered into by the 
        Coast Guard;
            (2) any first-tier subcontract entered into under 
        such a contract;
            (3) any task or delivery order issued pursuant to 
        such a contract or subcontract.
    (c) Expenditure of Deepwater Funds.--Of the funds available 
for the Integrated Deepwater Systems program, $650,000,000 may 
not be obligated until the Committees on Appropriations of the 
Senate and the House of Representatives receive an expenditure 
plan directly from the Coast Guard that--
            (1) defines activities, milestones, yearly costs, 
        and life-cycle costs for each procurement of a major 
        asset, including an independent cost estimate for each;
            (2) identifies life-cycle staffing and training 
        needs of Coast Guard project managers and of 
        procurement and contract staff;
            (3) identifies competition to be conducted in each 
        procurement;
            (4) describes procurement plans that do not rely on 
        a single industry entity or contract;
            (5) contains very limited indefinite delivery/
        indefinite quantity contracts and explains the need for 
        any indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts;
            (6) complies with all applicable acquisition rules, 
        requirements, and guidelines, and incorporates the best 
        systems acquisition management practices of the Federal 
        Government;
            (7) complies with the capital planning and 
        investment control requirements established by the 
        Office of Management and Budget, including circular A-
        11, part 7;
            (8) includes a certification by the head of 
        contracting activity for the Coast Guard and the Chief 
        Procurement Officer of the Department of Homeland 
        Security that the Coast Guard has established 
        sufficient controls and procedures and has sufficient 
        staffing to comply with all contracting requirements, 
        and that any conflicts of interest have been 
        sufficiently addressed;
            (9) includes a description of the process used to 
        act upon deviations from the contractually specified 
        performance requirements and clearly explains the 
        actions taken on such deviations;
            (10) includes a certification that the Assistant 
        Commandant of the Coast Guard for Engineering and 
        Logistics is designated as the technical authority for 
        all engineering, design, and logistics decisions 
        pertaining to the Integrated Deepwater Systems program; 
        and
            (11) identifies progress in complying with the 
        requirements of subsection (a).
    (d) Reports.--(1) Not later than 30 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall 
submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and 
the House of Representatives; the Committee on Commerce, 
Science and Transportation of the Senate; and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives: (i) a report on the resources (including 
training, staff, and expertise) required by the Coast Guard to 
provide appropriate management and oversight of the Integrated 
Deepwater Systems program; and (ii) a report on how the Coast 
Guard will utilize full and open competition for any contract 
that provides for the acquisition or modification of assets 
under, or in support of, the Integrated Deepwater Systems 
program, entered into after the date of enactment of this Act; 
and (2) within 30 days following the submission of the 
expenditure plan required under subsection (c), the Government 
Accountability Office shall review the plan and brief the 
Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives on its findings.
    Sec. 4403. None of the funds provided in this Act or any 
other Act may be used to alter or reduce operations within the 
Civil Engineering Program of the Coast Guard nationwide, 
including the civil engineering units, facilities, design and 
construction centers, maintenance and logistics command 
centers, the Coast Guard Academy and the Coast Guard Research 
and Development Center, except as specifically authorized by a 
statute enacted after the date of enactment of this Act.

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 4404. (a) Rescissions.--The following unobligated 
balances made available pursuant to section 505 of Public Law 
109-90 are rescinded: $1,200,962 from the ``Office of the 
Secretary and Executive Management''; $512,855 from the 
``Office of the Under Secretary for Management''; $461,874 from 
the ``Office of the Chief Information Officer''; $45,080 from 
the ``Office of the Chief Financial Officer''; $968,211 from 
Preparedness ``Management and Administration''; $1,215,486 from 
Science and Technology ``Management and Administration''; 
$450,000 from United States Secret Service ``Salaries and 
Expenses''; $450,000 from Federal Emergency Management Agency 
``Administrative and Regional Operations''; and $25,595,532 
from United States Coast Guard ``Operating Expenses''.
    (b) Additional Appropriations.--
            (1) For an additional amount for United States 
        Coast Guard ``Acquisition, Construction, and 
        Improvements'', $30,000,000, to remain available until 
        September 30, 2009, to mitigate the Service's patrol 
        boat operational gap; and
            (2) For an additional amount for the ``Office of 
        the Under Secretary for Management'', $900,000, for an 
        independent study to compare the Department of Homeland 
        Security senior career and political staffing levels 
        and senior career training programs with those of 
        similarly structured cabinet-level agencies.
    Sec. 4405. (a) In General.--With respect to contracts 
entered into after June 1, 2007, and except as provided in 
subsection (b), no entity performing lead system integrator 
functions in the acquisition of a major system by the 
Department of Homeland Security may have any direct financial 
interest in the development or construction of any individual 
system or element of any system of systems.
    (b) Exception.--An entity described in subsection (a) may 
have a direct financial interest in the development or 
construction of an individual system or element of a system of 
systems if--
            (1) the Secretary of Homeland Security certifies to 
        the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the 
        House of Representatives, the Committee on Homeland 
        Security of the House of Representatives, the Committee 
        on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives, the Committee on Homeland Security and 
        Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and the Committee 
        on Commerce, Science and Transportation of the Senate 
        that--
                    (A) the entity was selected by the 
                Department of Homeland Security as a contractor 
                to develop or construct the system or element 
                concerned through the use of competitive 
                procedures; and
                    (B) the Department took appropriate steps 
                to prevent any organizational conflict of 
                interest in the selection process; or
            (2) the entity was selected by a subcontractor to 
        serve as a lower-tier subcontractor, through a process 
        over which the entity exercised no control.
    (c) Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be 
construed to preclude an entity described in subsection (a) 
from performing work necessary to integrate two or more 
individual systems or elements of a system of systems with each 
other.
    (d) Regulations Update.--Not later than June 1, 2007, the 
Secretary of Homeland Security shall update the acquisition 
regulations of the Department of Homeland Security in order to 
specify fully in such regulations the matters with respect to 
lead system integrators set forth in this section. Included in 
such regulations shall be (1) a precise and comprehensive 
definition of the term ``lead system integrator'', modeled 
after that used by the Department of Defense, and (2) a 
specification of various types of contracts and fee structures 
that are appropriate for use by lead system integrators in the 
production, fielding, and sustainment of complex systems.

                               CHAPTER 5

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 4501. Section 20515 of the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-289, as amended 
by Public Law 110-5) is amended by inserting before the period: 
``; and of which, not to exceed $143,628,000 shall be available 
for contract support costs under the terms and conditions 
contained in Public Law 109-54''.
    Sec. 4502. Section 20512 of the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-289, as amended 
by Public Law 110-5) is amended by inserting after the first 
dollar amount: ``, of which not to exceed $7,300,000 shall be 
transferred to the `Indian Health Facilities' account; the 
amount in the second proviso shall be $18,000,000; the amount 
in the third proviso shall be $525,099,000; the amount in the 
ninth proviso shall be $269,730,000; and the $15,000,000 
allocation of funding under the eleventh proviso shall not be 
required''.
    Sec. 4503. Section 20501 of the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-289, as amended 
by Public Law 110-5) is amended by inserting after 
``$55,663,000'' the following: ``of which $13,000,000 shall be 
for Save America's Treasures''.
    Sec. 4504. Funds made available to the United States Fish 
and Wildlife Service for fiscal year 2007 under the heading 
``Land Acquisition'' may be used for land conservation 
partnerships authorized by the Highlands Conservation Act of 
2004.

                               CHAPTER 6

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                     National Institutes of Health

         NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Of the amount provided by the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-289, as amended 
by Public Law 110-5) for ``National Institute of Allergy and 
Infectious Diseases'', $49,500,000 shall be transferred to 
``Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund'' to carry 
out activities relating to advanced research and development as 
provided by section 319L of the Public Health Service Act.

                         OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Of the amount provided by the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-289, as amended 
by Public Law 110-5) for ``Office of the Director'', 
$49,500,000 shall be transferred to ``Public Health and Social 
Services Emergency Fund'' to carry out activities relating to 
advanced research and development as provided by section 319L 
of the Public Health Service Act.

                     NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
$300,000, to remain available until expended, for necessary 
expenses related to the requirements of the Post-Katrina 
Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, as enacted by the 
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 
(Public Law 109-295).

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

             (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS AND RESCISSION)

    Sec. 4601. Section 20602 of the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-289, as amended 
by Public Law 110-5) is amended by inserting the following 
after ``$5,000,000'': ``(together with an additional $7,000,000 
which shall be transferred by the Pension Benefit Guaranty 
Corporation as an authorized administrative cost), to remain 
available through September 30, 2008,''.
    Sec. 4602. Section 20607 of the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-289, as amended 
by Public Law 110-5) is amended by inserting ``of which 
$9,666,000 shall be for the Women's Bureau,'' after ``for child 
labor activities,''.
    Sec. 4603. Of the amount provided for ``Department of 
Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services 
Administration, Health Resources and Services'' in the 
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (division B of 
Public Law 109-289, as amended by Public Law 110-5), 
$23,000,000 shall be for Poison Control Centers.
    Sec. 4604. From the amounts made available by the 
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (division B of 
Public Law 109-289, as amended by Public Law 110-5) for the 
Office of the Secretary, General Departmental Management under 
the Department of Health and Human Services, $1,000,000 are 
rescinded.
    Sec. 4605. Section 20625(b)(1) of the Continuing 
Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-
289, as amended by Public Law 110-5) is amended by--
            (1) striking ``$7,172,994,000'' and inserting 
        ``$7,176,431,000'';
            (2) amending subparagraph (A) to read as follows: 
        ``(A) $5,454,824,000 shall be for basic grants under 
        section 1124 of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
        Act of 1965 (ESEA), of which up to $3,437,000 shall be 
        available to the Secretary of Education on October 1, 
        2006, to obtain annually updated educational-agency-
        level census poverty data from the Bureau of the 
        Census;''; and
            (3) amending subparagraph (C) to read as follows: 
        ``(C) not to exceed $2,352,000 may be available for 
        section 1608 of the ESEA and for a clearinghouse on 
        comprehensive school reform under part D of title V of 
        the ESEA;''.
    Sec. 4606. The provision in the first proviso under the 
heading ``Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research'' in 
the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2006, relating 
to alternative financing programs under section 4(b)(2)(D) of 
the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 shall not apply to funds 
appropriated by the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007.
    Sec. 4607. Notwithstanding sections 20639 and 20640 of the 
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007, as amended by 
section 2 of the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 
2007 (Public Law 110-5), the Chief Executive Officer of the 
Corporation for National and Community Service may transfer an 
amount of not more than $1,360,000 from the account under the 
heading ``National and Community Service Programs, Operating 
Expenses'' under the heading ``Corporation for National and 
Community Service'', to the account under the heading 
``Salaries and Expenses'' under the heading ``Corporation for 
National and Community Service''.
    Sec. 4608. (a) Section 1310.12(a) of title 45, Code of 
Federal Regulations, shall take effect 30 days after the date 
of enactment of this Act.
    (b)(1) Notwithstanding subsection (a), any vehicle used to 
transport children for a Head Start program as of January 1, 
2007, shall not be subject to a requirement under such section 
(including a requirement based on the definitions set forth or 
referenced in section 1310.3 or any other provision set forth 
or referenced in part 1310 of such title, or any corresponding 
similar regulation or ruling) regarding rear emergency exit 
doors, for 1 year after that date of enactment.
    (2) Not later than 60 days after the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration of the Department of 
Transportation submits its study on occupant protection on Head 
Start transit vehicles (related to Government Accountability 
Office report GAO-06-767R), the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services shall review and shall revise as necessary the 
allowable alternate vehicle standards described in that part 
1310 (or any corresponding similar regulation or ruling) 
relating to allowable alternate vehicles used to transport 
children for a Head Start program. In making any such revision, 
the Secretary shall revise the standards to be consistent with 
the findings contained in such study, including making a 
determination on the exemption of such a vehicle from Federal 
seat spacing requirements, and Federal supporting seating 
requirements related to compartmentalization, if such vehicle 
meets all other applicable Federal motor vehicle safety 
standards, including standards for seating systems, occupant 
crash protection, seat belt assemblies, and child restraint 
anchorage systems consistent with that part 1310 (or any 
corresponding similar regulation or ruling).
    (3) Notwithstanding subsection (a), until such date as the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services completes the review and 
any necessary revision specified in paragraph (2), the 
provisions of section 1310.12(a) relating to Federal seat 
spacing requirements, and Federal supporting seating 
requirements related to compartmentalization, for allowable 
alternate vehicles used to transport children for a Head Start 
program, shall not apply to such a vehicle if such vehicle 
meets all other applicable Federal motor vehicle safety 
standards, as described in paragraph (2).

                               CHAPTER 7

                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

      Payment to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress

    For payment to Gloria W. Norwood, widow of Charles W. 
Norwood, Jr., late a Representative from the State of Georgia, 
$165,200.

                               CHAPTER 8

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

                          TECHNICAL AMENDMENT

    Sec. 4801. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
subsection (c) under the heading ``Assistance for the 
Independent States of the Former Soviet Union'' in Public Law 
109-102, shall not apply to funds appropriated by the 
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Public Law 109-289, 
division B) as amended by Public Laws 109-369, 109-383, and 
110-5.
    (b) Section 534(k) of the Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 
(Public Law 109-102) is amended, in the second proviso, by 
inserting after ``subsection (b) of that section'' the 
following: ``and the requirement that a majority of the members 
of the board of directors be United States citizens provided in 
subsection (d)(3)(B) of that section''.
    (c) Subject to section 101(c)(2) of the Continuing 
Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-
289, as amended by Public Law 110-5), the amount of funds 
appropriated for ``Foreign Military Financing Program'' 
pursuant to such Resolution shall be construed to be the total 
of the amount appropriated for such program by section 20401 of 
that Resolution and the amount made available for such program 
by section 591 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and 
Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 (Public Law 109-102) 
which is made applicable to the fiscal year 2007 by the 
provisions of such Resolution.
    Sec. 4802. Notwithstanding any provision of title I of 
division B of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 
(division B of Public Law 109-289, as amended by Public Laws 
109-369, 109-383, and 110-5), the dollar amount limitation of 
the first proviso under the heading, ``Administration of 
Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic and Consular Programs'', in title 
IV of the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (Public Law 109-108; 119 
Stat. 2319) shall not apply to funds appropriated under such 
heading for fiscal year 2007.

                               CHAPTER 9

              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

             Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount to carry out the Federal Housing 
Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, 
$6,150,000, to remain available until expended, to be derived 
from the Federal Housing Enterprises Oversight Fund and to be 
subject to the same terms and conditions pertaining to funds 
provided under this heading in Public Law 109-115: Provided, 
That not to exceed the total amount provided for these 
activities for fiscal year 2007 shall be available from the 
general fund of the Treasury to the extent necessary to incur 
obligations and make expenditures pending the receipt of 
collections to the Fund: Provided further, That the general 
fund amount shall be reduced as collections are received during 
the fiscal year so as to result in a final appropriation from 
the general fund estimated at not more than $0.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

    Sec. 4901. Hereafter, funds limited or appropriated for the 
Department of Transportation may be obligated or expended to 
grant authority to a Mexican motor carrier to operate beyond 
United States municipalities and commercial zones on the United 
States-Mexico border only to the extent that--
            (1) granting such authority is first tested as part 
        of a pilot program;
            (2) such pilot program complies with the 
        requirements of section 350 of Public Law 107-87 and 
        the requirements of section 31315(c) of title 49, 
        United States Code, related to pilot programs; and
            (3) simultaneous and comparable authority to 
        operate within Mexico is made available to motor 
        carriers domiciled in the United States.
    Sec. 4902. Funds provided for the ``National Transportation 
Safety Board, Salaries and Expenses'' in section 21031 of the 
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (division B of 
Public Law 109-289, as amended by Public Law 110-5) include 
amounts necessary to make lease payments due in fiscal year 
2007 only, on an obligation incurred in 2001 under a capital 
lease.
    Sec. 4903. Section 21033 of the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-289, as amended 
by Public Law 110-5) is amended by adding after the second 
proviso: ``: Provided further, That paragraph (2) under such 
heading in Public Law 109-115 (119 Stat. 2441) shall be funded 
at $149,300,000, but additional section 8 tenant protection 
rental assistance costs may be funded in 2007 by using 
unobligated balances, notwithstanding the purposes for which 
such amounts were appropriated, including recaptures and 
carryover, remaining from funds appropriated to the Department 
of Housing and Urban Development under this heading, the 
heading `Annual Contributions for Assisted Housing', the 
heading `Housing Certificate Fund', and the heading `Project-
Based Rental Assistance' for fiscal year 2006 and prior fiscal 
years: Provided further, That paragraph (3) under such heading 
in Public Law 109-115 (119 Stat. 2441) shall be funded at 
$47,500,000: Provided further, That paragraph (4) under such 
heading in Public Law 109-115 (119 Stat. 2441) shall be funded 
at $5,900,000: Provided further, That paragraph (5) under such 
heading in Public Law 109-115 (119 Stat. 2441) shall be funded 
at $1,281,100,000, of which $1,251,100,000 shall be allocated 
for the calendar year 2007 funding cycle on a pro rata basis to 
public housing agencies based on the amount public housing 
agencies were eligible to receive in calendar year 2006, and of 
which up to $30,000,000 shall be available to the Secretary to 
allocate to public housing agencies that need additional funds 
to administer their section 8 programs, with up to $20,000,000 
to be for fees associated with section 8 tenant protection 
rental assistance''.
    Sec. 4904. Section 232(b) of the Departments of Veterans 
Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent 
Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-377) is 
amended to read as follows:
    ``(b) Applicability.--In the case of any dwelling unit 
that, upon the date of the enactment of this Act, is assisted 
under a housing assistance payment contract under section 
8(o)(13) as in effect before such enactment, or under section 
8(d)(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 
1437f(d)(2)) as in effect before the enactment of the Quality 
Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (title V of Public 
Law 105-276), assistance may be renewed or extended under such 
section 8(o)(13), as amended by subsection (a), provided that 
the initial contract term and rent of such renewed or extended 
assistance shall be determined pursuant to subparagraphs (F) 
and (H), and subparagraphs (C) and (D) of such section shall 
not apply to such extensions or renewals.''.

                               CHAPTER 10

                      GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT

                         AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

    Sec. 4950. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current 
fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.

                        DESIGNATION FOR TITLE I

    Sec. 4951. Amounts in title I are designated as emergency 
requirements pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th 
Congress), and as making appropriations for contingency 
operations directly related to the global war on terrorism and 
other unanticipated defense-related operations pursuant to 
section 402 of H. Con. Res. 376 (109th Congress) as made 
applicable to the House of Representatives by section 511(a)(4) 
of H. Res. 6 (110th Congress).

                 EMERGENCY DESIGNATION FOR OTHER TITLES

    Sec. 4952. Amounts in titles II, III, V, and VI are 
designated as emergency requirements pursuant to section 402 of 
H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), and pursuant to section 501 
of H. Con. Res. 376 (109th Congress) as made applicable to the 
House of Representatives by section 511(a)(4) of H. Res. 6 
(110th Congress).

                                TITLE V

                        AGRICULTURAL ASSISTANCE

SEC. 5101. CROP DISASTER ASSISTANCE.

    (a) Assistance Available.--There are hereby appropriated to 
the Secretary of Agriculture such sums as are necessary, to 
remain available until expended, to make emergency financial 
assistance available to producers on a farm that incurred 
qualifying quantity or quality losses for the 2005 or 2006 
crop, or that part of the 2007 crop year before February 28, 
2007, due to damaging weather or any related condition 
(including losses due to crop diseases, insects, and delayed 
planting), as determined by the Secretary. However, to be 
eligible for assistance, the crop subject to the loss must have 
been planted before February 28, 2007 or, in the case of 
prevented planting or other total loss, would have been planted 
before February 28, 2007 in the absence of the damaging weather 
or any related condition.
    (b) Election of Crop Year.--If a producer incurred 
qualifying crop losses in more than one of the 2005, 2006, or 
2007 crop years, the producer shall elect to receive assistance 
under this section for losses incurred in only one of such crop 
years. The producer may not receive assistance under this 
section for more than one crop year.
    (c) Administration.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph 
        (2), the Secretary of Agriculture shall make assistance 
        available under this section in the same manner as 
        provided under section 815 of the Agriculture, Rural 
        Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related 
        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-387; 
        114 Stat. 1549A-55), including using the same loss 
        thresholds for quantity and economic losses as were 
        used in administering that section, except that the 
        payment rate shall be 50 percent of the established 
        price, instead of 65 percent.
            (2) Loss thresholds for quality losses.--In the 
        case of a payment for quality loss for a crop under 
        subsection (a), the loss thresholds for quality loss 
        for the crop shall be determined under subsection (d).
    (d) Quality Losses.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (3), the 
        amount of a payment made to producers on a farm for a 
        quality loss for a crop under subsection (a) shall be 
        equal to the amount obtained by multiplying--
                    (A) 65 percent of the payment quantity 
                determined under paragraph (2); by
                    (B) 50 percent of the payment rate 
                determined under paragraph (3).
            (2) Payment quantity.--For the purpose of paragraph 
        (1)(A), the payment quantity for quality losses for a 
        crop of a commodity on a farm shall equal the lesser 
        of--
                    (A) the actual production of the crop 
                affected by a quality loss of the commodity on 
                the farm; or
                    (B) the quantity of expected production of 
                the crop affected by a quality loss of the 
                commodity on the farm, using the formula used 
                by the Secretary of Agriculture to determine 
                quantity losses for the crop of the commodity 
                under subsection (a).
            (3) Payment rate.--For the purpose of paragraph 
        (1)(B) and in accordance with paragraphs (5) and (6), 
        the payment rate for quality losses for a crop of a 
        commodity on a farm shall be equal to the difference 
        between--
                    (A) the per unit market value that the 
                units of the crop affected by the quality loss 
                would have had if the crop had not suffered a 
                quality loss; and
                    (B) the per unit market value of the units 
                of the crop affected by the quality loss.
            (4) Eligibility.--For producers on a farm to be 
        eligible to obtain a payment for a quality loss for a 
        crop under subsection (a), the amount obtained by 
        multiplying the per unit loss determined under 
        paragraph (1) by the number of units affected by the 
        quality loss shall be at least 25 percent of the value 
        that all affected production of the crop would have had 
        if the crop had not suffered a quality loss.
            (5) Marketing contracts.--In the case of any 
        production of a commodity that is sold pursuant to one 
        or more marketing contracts (regardless of whether the 
        contract is entered into by the producers on the farm 
        before or after harvest) and for which appropriate 
        documentation exists, the quantity designated in the 
        contracts shall be eligible for quality loss assistance 
        based on the one or more prices specified in the 
        contracts.
            (6) Other production.--For any additional 
        production of a commodity for which a marketing 
        contract does not exist or for which production 
        continues to be owned by the producer, quality losses 
        shall be based on the average local market discounts 
        for reduced quality, as determined by the appropriate 
        State committee of the Farm Service Agency.
            (7) Quality adjustments and discounts.--The 
        appropriate State committee of the Farm Service Agency 
        shall identify the appropriate quality adjustment and 
        discount factors to be considered in carrying out this 
        subsection, including--
                    (A) the average local discounts actually 
                applied to a crop; and
                    (B) the discount schedules applied to loans 
                made by the Farm Service Agency or crop 
                insurance coverage under the Federal Crop 
                Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.).
            (8) Eligible production.--The Secretary of 
        Agriculture shall carry out this subsection in a fair 
        and equitable manner for all eligible production, 
        including the production of fruits and vegetables, 
        other specialty crops, and field crops.
    (e) Payment Limitations.--
            (1) Limit on amount of assistance.--Assistance 
        provided under this section to a producer for losses to 
        a crop, together with the amounts specified in 
        paragraph (2) applicable to the same crop, may not 
        exceed 95 percent of what the value of the crop would 
        have been in the absence of the losses, as estimated by 
        the Secretary of Agriculture.
            (2) Other payments.--In applying the limitation in 
        paragraph (1), the Secretary shall include the 
        following:
                    (A) Any crop insurance payment made under 
                the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 
                et seq.) or payment under section 196 of the 
                Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act 
                of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7333) that the producer 
                receives for losses to the same crop.
                    (B) The value of the crop that was not lost 
                (if any), as estimated by the Secretary.
    (f) Eligibility Requirements and Limitations.--The 
producers on a farm shall not be eligible for assistance under 
this section with respect to losses to an insurable commodity 
or noninsurable commodity if the producers on the farm--
            (1) in the case of an insurable commodity, did not 
        obtain a policy or plan of insurance for the insurable 
        commodity under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 
        U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) for the crop incurring the losses;
            (2) in the case of a noninsurable commodity, did 
        not file the required paperwork, and pay the 
        administrative fee by the applicable State filing 
        deadline, for the noninsurable commodity under section 
        196 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform 
        Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7333) for the crop incurring the 
        losses; or
            (3) were not in compliance with highly erodible 
        land conservation and wetland conservation provisions.
    (g) Timing.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the 
        Secretary of Agriculture shall make payments to 
        producers on a farm for a crop under this section not 
        later than 60 days after the date the producers on the 
        farm submit to the Secretary a completed application 
        for the payments.
            (2) Interest.--If the Secretary does not make 
        payments to the producers on a farm by the date 
        described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall pay to 
        the producers on a farm interest on the payments at a 
        rate equal to the current (as of the sign-up deadline 
        established by the Secretary) market yield on 
        outstanding, marketable obligations of the United 
        States with maturities of 30 years.
    (h) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Insurable commodity.--The term ``insurable 
        commodity'' means an agricultural commodity (excluding 
        livestock) for which the producers on a farm are 
        eligible to obtain a policy or plan of insurance under 
        the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.).
            (2) Noninsurable commodity.--The term 
        ``noninsurable commodity'' means a crop for which the 
        producers on a farm are eligible to obtain assistance 
        under section 196 of the Federal Agriculture 
        Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7333).

SEC. 5102. LIVESTOCK ASSISTANCE.

    (a) Livestock Compensation Program.--
            (1) Availability of assistance.--There are hereby 
        appropriated to the Secretary of Agriculture such sums 
        as are necessary, to remain available until expended, 
        to carry out the livestock compensation program 
        established under subpart B of part 1416 of title 7, 
        Code of Federal Regulations, as announced by the 
        Secretary on February 12, 2007 (72 Fed. Reg. 6443), to 
        provide compensation for livestock losses between 
        January 1, 2005 and February 28, 2007, due to a 
        disaster, as determined by the Secretary (including 
        losses due to blizzards that started in 2006 and 
        continued into January 2007). However, the payment rate 
        for compensation under this subsection shall be 70 
        percent of the payment rate otherwise applicable under 
        such program. In addition, section 1416.102(b)(2)(ii) 
        of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (72 Fed. Reg. 
        6444) shall not apply.
            (2) Eligible applicants.--In carrying out the 
        program described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
        provide assistance to any applicant that--
                    (A) conducts a livestock operation that is 
                located in a disaster county with eligible 
                livestock specified in paragraph (1) of section 
                1416.102(a) of title 7, Code of Federal 
                Regulations (72 Fed. Reg. 6444), an animal 
                described in section 10806(a)(1) of the Farm 
                Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (21 
                U.S.C. 321d(a)(1)), or other animals designated 
                by the Secretary as livestock for purposes of 
                this subsection; and
                    (B) meets the requirements of paragraphs 
                (3) and (4) of section 1416.102(a) of title 7, 
                Code of Federal Regulations, and all other 
                eligibility requirements established by the 
                Secretary for the program.
            (3) Election of losses.--
                    (A) If a producer incurred eligible 
                livestock losses in more than one of the 2005, 
                2006, or 2007 calendar years, the producer 
                shall elect to receive payments under this 
                subsection for losses incurred in only one of 
                such calendar years, and such losses must have 
                been incurred in a county declared or 
                designated as a disaster county in that same 
                calendar year.
                    (B) Producers may elect to receive 
                compensation for losses in the calendar year 
                2007 grazing season that are attributable to 
                wildfires occurring during the applicable 
                period, as determined by the Secretary.
            (4) Mitigation.--In determining the eligibility for 
        or amount of payments for which a producer is eligible 
        under the livestock compensation program, the Secretary 
        shall not penalize a producer that takes actions 
        (recognizing disaster conditions) that reduce the 
        average number of livestock the producer owned for 
        grazing during the production year for which assistance 
        is being provided.
            (5) Definitions.--In this subsection:
                    (A) Disaster county.--The term ``disaster 
                county'' means--
                            (i) a county included in the 
                        geographic area covered by a natural 
                        disaster declaration; and
                            (ii) each county contiguous to a 
                        county described in clause (i).
                    (B) Natural disaster declaration.--The term 
                ``natural disaster declaration'' means--
                            (i) a natural disaster declared by 
                        the Secretary between January 1, 2005 
                        and February 28, 2007 under section 
                        321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and 
                        Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 
                        1961(a));
                            (ii) a major disaster or emergency 
                        designated by the President between 
                        January 1, 2005 and February 28, 2007 
                        under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
                        Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
                        U.S.C. 5121 et seq.); or
                            (iii) a determination of a Farm 
                        Service Agency Administrator's Physical 
                        Loss Notice if such notice applies to a 
                        county included under (ii).
    (b) Livestock Indemnity Payments.--
            (1) Availability of assistance.--There are hereby 
        appropriated to the Secretary of Agriculture such sums 
        as are necessary, to remain available until expended, 
        to make livestock indemnity payments to producers on 
        farms that have incurred livestock losses between 
        January 1, 2005 and February 28, 2007, due to a 
        disaster, as determined by the Secretary (including 
        losses due to blizzards that started in 2006 and 
        continued into January 2007) in a disaster county. To 
        be eligible for assistance, applicants must meet all 
        eligibility requirements established by the Secretary 
        for the program.
            (2) Election of losses.--If a producer incurred 
        eligible livestock losses in more than one of the 2005, 
        2006, or 2007 calendar years, the producer shall elect 
        to receive payments under this subsection for losses 
        incurred in only one of such calendar years. The 
        producer may not receive payments under this subsection 
        for more than one calendar year.
            (3) Payment rates.--Indemnity payments to a 
        producer on a farm under paragraph (1) shall be made at 
        a rate of not less than 30 percent of the market value 
        of the applicable livestock on the day before the date 
        of death of the livestock, as determined by the 
        Secretary.
            (4) Livestock defined.--In this subsection, the 
        term ``livestock'' means an animal that--
                    (A) is specified in clause (i) of section 
                1416.203(a)(2) of title 7, Code of Federal 
                Regulations (72 Fed. Reg. 6445), or is 
                designated by the Secretary as livestock for 
                purposes of this subsection; and
                    (B) meets the requirements of clauses (iii) 
                and (iv) of such section.
            (5) Definitions.--In this subsection:
                    (A) Disaster county.--The term ``disaster 
                county'' means--
                            (i) a county included in the 
                        geographic area covered by a natural 
                        disaster declaration; and
                            (ii) each county contiguous to a 
                        county described in clause (i).
                    (B) Natural disaster declaration.--The term 
                ``natural disaster declaration'' means--
                            (i) a natural disaster declared by 
                        the Secretary between January 1, 2005 
                        and February 28, 2007 under section 
                        321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and 
                        Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 
                        1961(a));
                            (ii) a major disaster or emergency 
                        designated by the President between 
                        January 1, 2005 and February 28, 2007 
                        under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
                        Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
                        U.S.C. 5121 et seq.); or
                            (iii) a determination of a Farm 
                        Service Agency Administrator's Physical 
                        Loss Notice if such notice applies to a 
                        county included under (ii).

SEC. 5103. EMERGENCY CONSERVATION PROGRAM.

    There is hereby appropriated to the Secretary of 
Agriculture $20,000,000, to remain available until expended, to 
provide assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program 
under title IV of the Agriculture Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 
2201 et seq.) for the cleanup and restoration of farm and 
agricultural production lands.

SEC. 5104. PAYMENT LIMITATIONS.

    (a) Reduction in Payments to Reflect Payments for Same or 
Similar Losses.--The amount of any payment for which a producer 
is eligible under sections 5101 and 5102 shall be reduced by 
any amount received by the producer for the same loss or any 
similar loss under--
            (1) the Department of Defense, Emergency 
        Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in 
        the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006 
        (Public Law 109-148; 119 Stat. 2680);
            (2) an agricultural disaster assistance provision 
        contained in the announcement of the Secretary on 
        January 26, 2006, or August 29, 2006; or
            (3) the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act 
        for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane 
        Recovery, 2006 (Public Law 109-234; 120 Stat. 418).
    (b) Adjusted Gross Income Limitation.--Section 1001D of the 
Food Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 1308-3a) shall apply with 
respect to assistance provided under sections 5101, 5102, and 
5103.

SEC. 5105. ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Regulations.--The Secretary of Agriculture may 
promulgate such regulations as are necessary to implement 
sections 5101 and 5102.
    (b) Procedure.--The promulgation of the implementing 
regulations and the administration of sections 5101 and 5102 
shall be made without regard to--
            (1) the notice and comment provisions of section 
        553 of title 5, United States Code;
            (2) the Statement of Policy of the Secretary of 
        Agriculture effective July 24, 1971 (36 Fed. Reg. 
        13804), relating to notices of proposed rulemaking and 
        public participation in rulemaking; and
            (3) chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code 
        (commonly known as the ``Paperwork Reduction Act'').
    (c) Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking.--In carrying 
out this section, the Secretary of Agriculture shall use the 
authority provided under section 808 of title 5, United States 
Code.
    (d) Use of Commodity Credit Corporation; Limitation.--In 
implementing sections 5101 and 5102, the Secretary of 
Agriculture may use the facilities, services, and authorities 
of the Commodity Credit Corporation. The Corporation shall not 
make any expenditures to carry out sections 5101 and 5102 
unless funds have been specifically appropriated for such 
purpose.

SEC. 5106. MILK INCOME LOSS CONTRACT PROGRAM.

    Section 1502(c)(3) of the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 7982(c)(3)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A), by adding ``and'' at the 
        end;
            (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``August'' and 
        all that follows through the end and inserting 
        ``September 30, 2007, 34 percent.''; and
            (3) by striking subparagraph (C).

SEC. 5107. DAIRY ASSISTANCE.

    There is hereby appropriated $20,000,000 to make payments 
to dairy producers for dairy production losses in disaster 
counties, as defined in section 5102 of this title, to remain 
available until expended.

SEC. 5108. NONINSURED CROP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

    For states in which there is a shortage of claims 
adjustors, as determined by the Secretary, the Secretary shall 
permit the use of one claims adjustor certified by the 
Secretary in carrying out 7 CFR 1437.401.

SEC. 5109. EMERGENCY GRANTS TO ASSIST LOW-INCOME MIGRANT AND SEASONAL 
                    FARMWORKERS.

    There is hereby appropriated $21,000,000 to carry out 
section 2281 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade 
Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 5177a), to remain available until 
expended.

SEC. 5110. CONSERVATION SECURITY PROGRAM.

    Section 20115 of Public Law 110-5 is amended by striking 
``section 726'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``section 726; 
section 741''.

SEC. 5111. ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.

    There is hereby appropriated $30,000,000 for the `Farm 
Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses', to remain available 
until September 30, 2008.

SEC. 5112. CONTRACT WAIVER.

    In carrying out crop disaster and livestock assistance in 
this title, the Secretary shall require forage producers to 
have participated in a crop insurance pilot program or the Non-
Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program during the crop year 
for which compensation is received.

                                TITLE VI

            ELIMINATION OF SCHIP SHORTFALL AND OTHER MATTERS

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services State Children's Health 
                             Insurance Fund

    For an additional amount to provide additional allotments 
to remaining shortfall States under section 2104(h)(4) of the 
Social Security Act, as inserted by section 6001, such sums as 
may be necessary, but not to exceed $650,000,000 for fiscal 
year 2007, to remain available until expended.

SEC. 6001. ELIMINATION OF REMAINDER OF SCHIP FUNDING SHORTFALLS FOR 
                    FISCAL YEAR 2007.

    (a) Elimination of Remainder of Funding Shortfalls, Tiered 
Match, and Other Limitation on Expenditures.--Section 2104(h) 
of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397dd(h)), as added by 
section 201(a) of the National Institutes of Health Reform Act 
of 2006 (Public Law 109-482), is amended--
            (1) in the heading for paragraph (2), by striking 
        ``remainder of reduction'' and inserting ``part''; and
            (2) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the 
        following:
            ``(4) Additional amounts to eliminate remainder of 
        fiscal year 2007 funding shortfalls.--
                    ``(A) In general.--From the amounts 
                provided in advance in appropriations Acts, the 
                Secretary shall allot to each remaining 
                shortfall State described in subparagraph (B) 
                such amount as the Secretary determines will 
                eliminate the estimated shortfall described in 
                such subparagraph for the State for fiscal year 
                2007.
                    ``(B) Remaining shortfall state 
                described.--For purposes of subparagraph (A), a 
                remaining shortfall State is a State with a 
                State child health plan approved under this 
                title for which the Secretary estimates, on the 
                basis of the most recent data available to the 
                Secretary as of the date of the enactment of 
                this paragraph, that the projected Federal 
                expenditures under such plan for the State for 
                fiscal year 2007 will exceed the sum of--
                            ``(i) the amount of the State's 
                        allotments for each of fiscal years 
                        2005 and 2006 that will not be expended 
                        by the end of fiscal year 2006;
                            ``(ii) the amount of the State's 
                        allotment for fiscal year 2007; and
                            ``(iii) the amounts, if any, that 
                        are to be redistributed to the State 
                        during fiscal year 2007 in accordance 
                        with paragraphs (1) and (2).''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 2104(h) of such Act (42 
U.S.C. 1397dd(h)) (as so added), is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking ``subject to 
        paragraph (4)(B) and'';
            (2) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking ``subject to 
        paragraph (4)(B) and'';
            (3) in paragraph (5)(A), by striking ``and (3)'' 
        and inserting ``(3), and (4)''; and
            (4) in paragraph (6)--
                    (A) in the first sentence--
                            (i) by inserting ``or allotted'' 
                        after ``redistributed''; and
                            (ii) by inserting ``or allotments'' 
                        after ``redistributions''; and
                    (B) by striking ``and (3)'' and inserting 
                ``(3), and (4)''.
    Sec. 6002. (a) Prohibition.--
            (1) Limitation on secretarial authority.--
        Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
        Secretary of Health and Human Services shall not, prior 
        to the date that is 1 year after the date of enactment 
        of this Act, take any action (through promulgation of 
        regulation, issuance of regulatory guidance, or other 
        administrative action) to--
                    (A) finalize or otherwise implement 
                provisions contained in the proposed rule 
                published on January 18, 2007, on pages 2236 
                through 2248 of volume 72, Federal Register 
                (relating to parts 433, 447, and 457 of title 
                42, Code of Federal Regulations);
                    (B) promulgate or implement any rule or 
                provisions similar to the provisions described 
                in subparagraph (A) pertaining to the Medicaid 
                program established under title XIX of the 
                Social Security Act or the State Children's 
                Health Insurance Program established under 
                title XXI of such Act; or
                    (C) promulgate or implement any rule or 
                provisions restricting payments for graduate 
                medical education under the Medicaid program.
            (2) Continuation of other secretarial authority.--
        The Secretary of Health and Human Service shall not be 
        prohibited during the period described in paragraph (1) 
        from taking any action (through promulgation of 
        regulation, issuance of regulatory guidance, or other 
        administrative action) to enforce a provision of law in 
        effect as of the date of enactment of this Act with 
        respect to the Medicaid program or the State Children's 
        Health Insurance Program, or to promulgate or implement 
        a new rule or provision during such period with respect 
        to such programs, other than a rule or provision 
        described in paragraph (1) and subject to the 
        prohibition set forth in that paragraph.
    (b) Requirement for Use of Tamper-Resistant Prescription 
Pads Under the Medicaid Program.--
            (1) In general.--Section 1903(i) of the Social 
        Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(i)) is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``or'' at the end of 
                paragraph (21);
                    (B) by striking the period at the end of 
                paragraph (22) and inserting ``; or''; and
                    (C) by inserting after paragraph (22) the 
                following new paragraph:
            ``(23) with respect to amounts expended for medical 
        assistance for covered outpatient drugs (as defined in 
        section 1927(k)(2)) for which the prescription was 
        executed in written (and non-electronic) form unless 
        the prescription was executed on a tamper-resistant 
        pad.''.
            (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by 
        paragraph (1) shall apply to prescriptions executed 
        after September 30, 2007.
    (c) Extension of Certain Pharmacy Plus Waivers.--
            (1) Authority to continue to operate waivers.--
        Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any State 
        that is operating a Pharmacy Plus waiver described in 
        paragraph (2) which would otherwise expire on June 30, 
        2007, may elect to continue to operate the waiver 
        through December 31, 2009.
            (2) Pharmacy plus waiver described.--For purposes 
        of paragraph (1), a Pharmacy Plus waiver described in 
        this paragraph is a waiver approved by the Secretary of 
        Health and Human Services under the authority of 
        section 1115 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
        1315) that provides coverage for prescription drugs for 
        individuals who have attained age 65 and whose family 
        income does not exceed 200 percent of the poverty line 
        (as defined in section 2110(c)(5) of such Act (42 
        U.S.C. 1397jj(c)(5)).

                               TITLE VII

                    FAIR MINIMUM WAGE AND TAX RELIEF

                     Subtitle A--Fair Minimum Wage

SEC. 7000. SHORT TITLE.

    This subtitle may be cited as the ``Fair Minimum Wage Act 
of 2007''.

SEC. 7001. MINIMUM WAGE.

    (a) In General.--Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor 
Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is amended to read 
as follows:
            ``(1) except as otherwise provided in this section, 
        not less than--
                    ``(A) $5.85 an hour, beginning on the 60th 
                day after the date of enactment of the Fair 
                Minimum Wage Act of 2007;
                    ``(B) $6.55 an hour, beginning 12 months 
                after that 60th day; and
                    ``(C) $7.25 an hour, beginning 24 months 
                after that 60th day;''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
shall take effect 60 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act.

SEC. 7002. APPLICABILITY OF MINIMUM WAGE TO AMERICAN SAMOA AND THE 
                    COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS.

    (a) In General.--Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act 
of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206) shall apply to American Samoa and the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
    (b) Transition.--Notwithstanding subsection (a)--
            (1) the minimum wage applicable to the Commonwealth 
        of the Northern Mariana Islands under section 6(a)(1) 
        of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 
        206(a)(1)) shall be--
                    (A) $3.55 an hour, beginning on the 60th 
                day after the date of enactment of this Act; 
                and
                    (B) increased by $0.50 an hour (or such 
                lesser amount as may be necessary to equal the 
                minimum wage under section 6(a)(1) of such 
                Act), beginning 1 year after the date of 
                enactment of this Act and each year thereafter 
                until the minimum wage applicable to the 
                Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 
                under this paragraph is equal to the minimum 
                wage set forth in such section; and
            (2) the minimum wage applicable to American Samoa 
        under section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act 
        of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) shall be--
                    (A) the applicable wage rate in effect for 
                each industry and classification under section 
                697 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, 
                on the date of enactment of this Act;
                    (B) increased by $0.50 an hour, beginning 
                on the 60th day after the date of enactment of 
                this Act; and
                    (C) increased by $0.50 an hour (or such 
                lesser amount as may be necessary to equal the 
                minimum wage under section 6(a)(1) of such 
                Act), beginning 1 year after the date of 
                enactment of this Act and each year thereafter 
                until the minimum wage applicable to American 
                Samoa under this paragraph is equal to the 
                minimum wage set forth in such section.
    (c) Conforming Amendments.--
            (1) In general.--The Fair Labor Standards Act of 
        1938 is amended--
                    (A) by striking sections 5 and 8; and
                    (B) in section 6(a), by striking paragraph 
                (3) and redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as 
                paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively.
            (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by this 
        subsection shall take effect 60 days after the date of 
        enactment of this Act.

SEC. 7003. STUDY ON PROJECTED IMPACT.

    (a) Study.--Beginning on the date that is 26 months after 
the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Labor 
shall, through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, conduct a study 
to--
            (1) assess the impact of the wage increases 
        required by this Act through such date; and
            (2) to project the impact of any further wage 
        increase,
on living standards and rates of employment in American Samoa 
and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
    (b) Report.--Not later than the date that is 32 months 
after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Labor 
shall transmit to Congress a report on the findings of the 
study required by subsection (a).

                 Subtitle B--Small Business Incentives

SEC. 7004. SHORT TITLE.

    This subtitle may be cited as the ``Small Business and Work 
Opportunity Act of 2007''.

SEC. 7005. ENHANCED COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.

    (a) In General.--Section 212 of the Small Business 
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (5 U.S.C. 601 note) 
is amended by striking subsection (a) and inserting the 
following:
    ``(a) Compliance Guide.--
            ``(1) In general.--For each rule or group of 
        related rules for which an agency is required to 
        prepare a final regulatory flexibility analysis under 
        section 605(b) of title 5, United States Code, the 
        agency shall publish 1 or more guides to assist small 
        entities in complying with the rule and shall entitle 
        such publications `small entity compliance guides'.
            ``(2) Publication of guides.--The publication of 
        each guide under this subsection shall include--
                    ``(A) the posting of the guide in an easily 
                identified location on the website of the 
                agency; and
                    ``(B) distribution of the guide to known 
                industry contacts, such as small entities, 
                associations, or industry leaders affected by 
                the rule.
            ``(3) Publication date.--An agency shall publish 
        each guide (including the posting and distribution of 
        the guide as described under paragraph (2))--
                    ``(A) on the same date as the date of 
                publication of the final rule (or as soon as 
                possible after that date); and
                    ``(B) not later than the date on which the 
                requirements of that rule become effective.
            ``(4) Compliance actions.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Each guide shall explain 
                the actions a small entity is required to take 
                to comply with a rule.
                    ``(B) Explanation.--The explanation under 
                subparagraph (A)--
                            ``(i) shall include a description 
                        of actions needed to meet the 
                        requirements of a rule, to enable a 
                        small entity to know when such 
                        requirements are met; and
                            ``(ii) if determined appropriate by 
                        the agency, may include a description 
                        of possible procedures, such as 
                        conducting tests, that may assist a 
                        small entity in meeting such 
                        requirements, except that, compliance 
                        with any procedures described pursuant 
                        to this section does not establish 
                        compliance with the rule, or establish 
                        a presumption or inference of such 
                        compliance.
                    ``(C) Procedures.--Procedures described 
                under subparagraph (B)(ii)--
                            ``(i) shall be suggestions to 
                        assist small entities; and
                            ``(ii) shall not be additional 
                        requirements, or diminish requirements, 
                        relating to the rule.
            ``(5) Agency preparation of guides.--The agency 
        shall, in its sole discretion, taking into account the 
        subject matter of the rule and the language of relevant 
        statutes, ensure that the guide is written using 
        sufficiently plain language likely to be understood by 
        affected small entities. Agencies may prepare separate 
        guides covering groups or classes of similarly affected 
        small entities and may cooperate with associations of 
        small entities to develop and distribute such guides. 
        An agency may prepare guides and apply this section 
        with respect to a rule or a group of related rules.
            ``(6) Reporting.--Not later than 1 year after the 
        date of enactment of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, 
        and annually thereafter, the head of each agency shall 
        submit a report to the Committee on Small Business and 
        Entrepreneurship of the Senate, the Committee on Small 
        Business of the House of Representatives, and any other 
        committee of relevant jurisdiction describing the 
        status of the agency's compliance with paragraphs (1) 
        through (5).''.
    (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--Section 211(3) of 
the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 
(5 U.S.C. 601 note) is amended by inserting ``and entitled'' 
after ``designated''.

SEC. 7006. SMALL BUSINESS CHILD CARE GRANT PROGRAM.

    (a) Establishment.--The Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (referred to in this section as the ``Secretary'') 
shall establish a program to award grants to States, on a 
competitive basis, to assist States in providing funds to 
encourage the establishment and operation of employer-operated 
child care programs.
    (b) Application.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
this section, a State shall prepare and submit to the Secretary 
an application at such time, in such manner, and containing 
such information as the Secretary may require, including an 
assurance that the funds required under subsection (e) will be 
provided.
    (c) Amount and Period of Grant.--The Secretary shall 
determine the amount of a grant to a State under this section 
based on the population of the State as compared to the 
population of all States receiving grants under this section. 
The Secretary shall make the grant for a period of 3 years.
    (d) Use of Funds.--
            (1) In general.--A State shall use amounts provided 
        under a grant awarded under this section to provide 
        assistance to small businesses (or consortia formed in 
        accordance with paragraph (3)) located in the State to 
        enable the small businesses (or consortia) to establish 
        and operate child care programs. Such assistance may 
        include--
                    (A) technical assistance in the 
                establishment of a child care program;
                    (B) assistance for the startup costs 
                related to a child care program;
                    (C) assistance for the training of child 
                care providers;
                    (D) scholarships for low-income wage 
                earners;
                    (E) the provision of services to care for 
                sick children or to provide care to school-aged 
                children;
                    (F) the entering into of contracts with 
                local resource and referral organizations or 
                local health departments;
                    (G) assistance for care for children with 
                disabilities;
                    (H) payment of expenses for renovation or 
                operation of a child care facility; or
                    (I) assistance for any other activity 
                determined appropriate by the State.
            (2) Application.--In order for a small business or 
        consortium to be eligible to receive assistance from a 
        State under this section, the small business involved 
        shall prepare and submit to the State an application at 
        such time, in such manner, and containing such 
        information as the State may require.
            (3) Preference.--
                    (A) In general.--In providing assistance 
                under this section, a State shall give priority 
                to an applicant that desires to form a 
                consortium to provide child care in a 
                geographic area within the State where such 
                care is not generally available or accessible.
                    (B) Consortium.--For purposes of 
                subparagraph (A), a consortium shall be made up 
                of 2 or more entities that shall include small 
                businesses and that may include large 
                businesses, nonprofit agencies or 
                organizations, local governments, or other 
                appropriate entities.
            (4) Limitations.--With respect to grant funds 
        received under this section, a State may not provide in 
        excess of $500,000 in assistance from such funds to any 
        single applicant.
    (e) Matching Requirement.--To be eligible to receive a 
grant under this section, a State shall provide assurances to 
the Secretary that, with respect to the costs to be incurred by 
a covered entity receiving assistance in carrying out 
activities under this section, the covered entity will make 
available (directly or through donations from public or private 
entities) non-Federal contributions to such costs in an amount 
equal to--
            (1) for the first fiscal year in which the covered 
        entity receives such assistance, not less than 50 
        percent of such costs ($1 for each $1 of assistance 
        provided to the covered entity under the grant);
            (2) for the second fiscal year in which the covered 
        entity receives such assistance, not less than 66\2/3\ 
        percent of such costs ($2 for each $1 of assistance 
        provided to the covered entity under the grant); and
            (3) for the third fiscal year in which the covered 
        entity receives such assistance, not less than 75 
        percent of such costs ($3 for each $1 of assistance 
        provided to the covered entity under the grant).
    (f) Requirements of Providers.--To be eligible to receive 
assistance under a grant awarded under this section, a child 
care provider--
            (1) who receives assistance from a State shall 
        comply with all applicable State and local licensing 
        and regulatory requirements and all applicable health 
        and safety standards in effect in the State; and
            (2) who receives assistance from an Indian tribe or 
        tribal organization shall comply with all applicable 
        regulatory standards.
    (g) State-Level Activities.--A State may not retain more 
than 3 percent of the amount described in subsection (c) for 
State administration and other State-level activities.
    (h) Administration.--
            (1) State responsibility.--A State shall have 
        responsibility for administering a grant awarded for 
        the State under this section and for monitoring covered 
        entities that receive assistance under such grant.
            (2) Audits.--A State shall require each covered 
        entity receiving assistance under the grant awarded 
        under this section to conduct an annual audit with 
        respect to the activities of the covered entity. Such 
        audits shall be submitted to the State.
            (3) Misuse of funds.--
                    (A) Repayment.--If the State determines, 
                through an audit or otherwise, that a covered 
                entity receiving assistance under a grant 
                awarded under this section has misused the 
                assistance, the State shall notify the 
                Secretary of the misuse. The Secretary, upon 
                such a notification, may seek from such a 
                covered entity the repayment of an amount equal 
                to the amount of any such misused assistance 
                plus interest.
                    (B) Appeals process.--The Secretary shall 
                by regulation provide for an appeals process 
                with respect to repayments under this 
                paragraph.
    (i) Reporting Requirements.--
            (1) 2-year study.--
                    (A) In general.--Not later than 2 years 
                after the date on which the Secretary first 
                awards grants under this section, the Secretary 
                shall conduct a study to determine--
                            (i) the capacity of covered 
                        entities to meet the child care needs 
                        of communities within States;
                            (ii) the kinds of consortia that 
                        are being formed with respect to child 
                        care at the local level to carry out 
                        programs funded under this section; and
                            (iii) who is using the programs 
                        funded under this section and the 
                        income levels of such individuals.
                    (B) Report.--Not later than 28 months after 
                the date on which the Secretary first awards 
                grants under this section, the Secretary shall 
                prepare and submit to the appropriate 
                committees of Congress a report on the results 
                of the study conducted in accordance with 
                subparagraph (A).
            (2) 4-year study.--
                    (A) In general.--Not later than 4 years 
                after the date on which the Secretary first 
                awards grants under this section, the Secretary 
                shall conduct a study to determine the number 
                of child care facilities that are funded 
                through covered entities that received 
                assistance through a grant awarded under this 
                section and that remain in operation, and the 
                extent to which such facilities are meeting the 
                child care needs of the individuals served by 
                such facilities.
                    (B) Report.--Not later than 52 months after 
                the date on which the Secretary first awards 
                grants under this section, the Secretary shall 
                prepare and submit to the appropriate 
                committees of Congress a report on the results 
                of the study conducted in accordance with 
                subparagraph (A).
    (j) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Covered entity.--The term ``covered entity'' 
        means a small business or a consortium formed in 
        accordance with subsection (d)(3).
            (2) Indian community.--The term ``Indian 
        community'' means a community served by an Indian tribe 
        or tribal organization.
            (3) Indian tribe; tribal organization.--The terms 
        ``Indian tribe'' and ``tribal organization'' have the 
        meanings given the terms in section 658P of the Child 
        Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 
        9858n).
            (4) Small business.--The term ``small business'' 
        means an employer who employed an average of at least 2 
        but not more than 50 employees on the business days 
        during the preceding calendar year.
            (5) State.--The term ``State'' has the meaning 
        given the term in section 658P of the Child Care and 
        Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 9858n).
    (k) Application to Indian Tribes and Tribal 
Organizations.--In this section:
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in subsection 
        (f)(1), and in paragraphs (2) and (3), the term 
        ``State'' includes an Indian tribe or tribal 
        organization.
            (2) Geographic references.--The term ``State'' 
        includes an Indian community in subsections (c) (the 
        second and third place the term appears), (d)(1) (the 
        second place the term appears), (d)(3)(A) (the second 
        place the term appears), and (i)(1)(A)(i).
            (3) State-level activities.--The term ``State-level 
        activities'' includes activities at the tribal level.
    (l) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) In general.--There is authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out this section, $50,000,000 for 
        the period of fiscal years 2008 through 2012.
            (2) Studies and administration.--With respect to 
        the total amount appropriated for such period in 
        accordance with this subsection, not more than 
        $2,500,000 of that amount may be used for expenditures 
        related to conducting studies required under, and the 
        administration of, this section.
    (m) Termination of Program.--The program established under 
subsection (a) shall terminate on September 30, 2012.

SEC. 7007. STUDY OF UNIVERSAL USE OF ADVANCE PAYMENT OF EARNED INCOME 
                    CREDIT.

    Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall report to 
Congress on a study of the benefits, costs, risks, and barriers 
to workers and to businesses (with a special emphasis on small 
businesses) if the advance earned income tax credit program 
(under section 3507 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) 
included all recipients of the earned income tax credit (under 
section 32 of such Code) and what steps would be necessary to 
implement such inclusion.

SEC. 7008. RENEWAL GRANTS FOR WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTERS.

    (a) In General.--Section 29 of the Small Business Act (15 
U.S.C. 656) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(m) Continued Funding for Centers.--
            ``(1) In general.--A nonprofit organization 
        described in paragraph (2) shall be eligible to 
        receive, subject to paragraph (3), a 3-year grant under 
        this subsection.
            ``(2) Applicability.--A nonprofit organization 
        described in this paragraph is a nonprofit organization 
        that has received funding under subsection (b) or (l).
            ``(3) Application and approval criteria.--
                    ``(A) Criteria.--Subject to subparagraph 
                (B), the Administrator shall develop and 
                publish criteria for the consideration and 
                approval of applications by nonprofit 
                organizations under this subsection.
                    ``(B) Contents.--Except as otherwise 
                provided in this subsection, the conditions for 
                participation in the grant program under this 
                subsection shall be the same as the conditions 
                for participation in the program under 
                subsection (l), as in effect on the date of 
                enactment of this Act.
                    ``(C) Notification.--Not later than 60 days 
                after the date of the deadline to submit 
                applications for each fiscal year, the 
                Administrator shall approve or deny any 
                application under this subsection and notify 
                the applicant for each such application.
            ``(4) Award of grants.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Subject to the 
                availability of appropriations, the 
                Administrator shall make a grant for the 
                Federal share of the cost of activities 
                described in the application to each applicant 
                approved under this subsection.
                    ``(B) Amount.--A grant under this 
                subsection shall be for not more than $150,000, 
                for each year of that grant.
                    ``(C) Federal share.--The Federal share 
                under this subsection shall be not more than 50 
                percent.
                    ``(D) Priority.--In allocating funds made 
                available for grants under this section, the 
                Administrator shall give applications under 
                this subsection or subsection (l) priority over 
                first-time applications under subsection (b).
            ``(5) Renewal.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Administrator may 
                renew a grant under this subsection for 
                additional 3-year periods, if the nonprofit 
                organization submits an application for such 
                renewal at such time, in such manner, and 
                accompanied by such information as the 
                Administrator may establish.
                    ``(B) Unlimited renewals.--There shall be 
                no limitation on the number of times a grant 
                may be renewed under subparagraph (A).
    ``(n) Privacy Requirements.--
            ``(1) In general.--A women's business center may 
        not disclose the name, address, or telephone number of 
        any individual or small business concern receiving 
        assistance under this section without the consent of 
        such individual or small business concern, unless--
                    ``(A) the Administrator is ordered to make 
                such a disclosure by a court in any civil or 
                criminal enforcement action initiated by a 
                Federal or State agency; or
                    ``(B) the Administrator considers such a 
                disclosure to be necessary for the purpose of 
                conducting a financial audit of a women's 
                business center, but a disclosure under this 
                subparagraph shall be limited to the 
                information necessary for such audit.
            ``(2) Administration use of information.--This 
        subsection shall not--
                    ``(A) restrict Administration access to 
                program activity data; or
                    ``(B) prevent the Administration from using 
                client information (other than the information 
                described in subparagraph (A)) to conduct 
                client surveys.
            ``(3) Regulations.--The Administrator shall issue 
        regulations to establish standards for requiring 
        disclosures during a financial audit under paragraph 
        (1)(B).''.
    (b) Repeal.--Section 29(l) of the Small Business Act (15 
U.S.C. 656(l)) is repealed effective October 1 of the first 
full fiscal year after the date of enactment of this Act.
    (c) Transitional Rule.--Notwithstanding any other provision 
of law, a grant or cooperative agreement that was awarded under 
subsection (l) of section 29 of the Small Business Act (15 
U.S.C. 656), on or before the day before the date described in 
subsection (b) of this section, shall remain in full force and 
effect under the terms, and for the duration, of such grant or 
agreement.

SEC. 7009. REPORTS ON ACQUISITIONS OF ARTICLES, MATERIALS, AND SUPPLIES 
                    MANUFACTURED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

    Section 2 of the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``Notwithstanding'' and inserting 
        the following:
    ``(a) In General.--Notwithstanding''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) Reports.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after 
        the end of each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011, the 
        head of each Federal agency shall submit to the 
        Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
        of the Senate and the Committee on Oversight and 
        Government Reform of the House of Representatives a 
        report on the amount of the acquisitions made by the 
        agency in that fiscal year of articles, materials, or 
        supplies purchased from entities that manufacture the 
        articles, materials, or supplies outside of the United 
        States.
            ``(2) Contents of report.--The report required by 
        paragraph (1) shall separately include, for the fiscal 
        year covered by such report--
                    ``(A) the dollar value of any articles, 
                materials, or supplies that were manufactured 
                outside the United States;
                    ``(B) an itemized list of all waivers 
                granted with respect to such articles, 
                materials, or supplies under this Act, and a 
                citation to the treaty, international 
                agreement, or other law under which each waiver 
                was granted;
                    ``(C) if any articles, materials, or 
                supplies were acquired from entities that 
                manufacture articles, materials, or supplies 
                outside the United States, the specific 
                exception under this section that was used to 
                purchase such articles, materials, or supplies; 
                and
                    ``(D) a summary of--
                            ``(i) the total procurement funds 
                        expended on articles, materials, and 
                        supplies manufactured inside the United 
                        States; and
                            ``(ii) the total procurement funds 
                        expended on articles, materials, and 
                        supplies manufactured outside the 
                        United States.
            ``(3) Public availability.--The head of each 
        Federal agency submitting a report under paragraph (1) 
        shall make the report publicly available to the maximum 
        extent practicable.
            ``(4) Exception for intelligence community.--This 
        subsection shall not apply to acquisitions made by an 
        agency, or component thereof, that is an element of the 
        intelligence community as specified in, or designated 
        under, section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 
        1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a(4)).''.

               Subtitle C--Small Business Tax Incentives

SEC. 7510. SHORT TITLE; AMENDMENT OF CODE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This subtitle may be cited as the ``Small 
Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007''.
    (b) Amendment of 1986 Code.--Except as otherwise expressly 
provided, whenever in this subtitle an amendment or repeal is 
expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section 
or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be 
made to a section or other provision of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986.
    (c) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this 
subtitle is as follows:

                Subtitle C--Small Business Tax Incentives

Sec. 7510. Short title; amendment of Code; table of contents.

              PART I--Small Business Tax Relief Provisions

                       SUBPART A--General Provisions

Sec. 7511. Extension and modification of work opportunity tax credit.
Sec. 7512. Extension and increase of expensing for small business.
Sec. 7513. Determination of credit for certain taxes paid with respect 
          to employee cash tips.
Sec. 7514. Waiver of individual and corporate alternative minimum tax 
          limits on work opportunity credit and credit for taxes paid 
          with respect to employee cash tips.
Sec. 7515. Family business tax simplification.

              SUBPART B--Gulf Opportunity Zone Tax Incentives

Sec. 7521. Extension of increased expensing for qualified section 179 
          Gulf Opportunity Zone property.
Sec. 7522. Extension and expansion of low-income housing credit rules 
          for buildings in the GO Zones.
Sec. 7523. Special tax-exempt bond financing rule for repairs and 
          reconstructions of residences in the GO Zones.
Sec. 7524. GAO study of practices employed by State and local 
          governments in allocating and utilizing tax incentives 
          provided pursuant to the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005.

                    SUBPART C--Subchapter S Provisions

Sec. 7531. Capital gain of S corporation not treated as passive 
          investment income.
Sec. 7532. Treatment of bank director shares.
Sec. 7533. Special rule for bank required to change from the reserve 
          method of accounting on becoming S corporation.
Sec. 7534. Treatment of the sale of interest in a qualified subchapter S 
          subsidiary.
Sec. 7535. Elimination of all earnings and profits attributable to pre-
          1983 years for certain corporations.
Sec. 7536. Deductibility of interest expense on indebtedness incurred by 
          an electing small business trust to acquire S corporation 
          stock.

                       PART II--Revenue Provisions

Sec. 7541. Increase in age of minor children whose unearned income is 
          taxed as if parent's income.
Sec. 7542. Suspension of certain penalties and interest.
Sec. 7543. Modification of collection due process procedures for 
          employment tax liabilities.
Sec. 7544. Permanent extension of IRS user fees.
Sec. 7545. Increase in penalty for bad checks and money orders.
Sec. 7546. Understatement of taxpayer liability by return preparers.
Sec. 7547. Penalty for filing erroneous refund claims.
Sec. 7548. Time for payment of corporate estimated taxes.

              PART I--SMALL BUSINESS TAX RELIEF PROVISIONS

                     Subpart A--General Provisions

SEC. 7511. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT.

    (a) Extension.--Section 51(c)(4)(B) (relating to 
termination) is amended by striking ``December 31, 2007'' and 
inserting ``August 31, 2011''.
    (b) Increase in Maximum Age for Designated Community 
Residents.--
            (1) In general.--Paragraph (5) of section 51(d) is 
        amended to read as follows:
            ``(5) Designated community residents.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The term `designated 
                community resident' means any individual who is 
                certified by the designated local agency--
                            ``(i) as having attained age 18 but 
                        not age 40 on the hiring date, and
                            ``(ii) as having his principal 
                        place of abode within an empowerment 
                        zone, enterprise community, renewal 
                        community, or rural renewal county.
                    ``(B) Individual must continue to reside in 
                zone, community, or county.--In the case of a 
                designated community resident, the term 
                `qualified wages' shall not include wages paid 
                or incurred for services performed while the 
                individual's principal place of abode is 
                outside an empowerment zone, enterprise 
                community, renewal community, or rural renewal 
                county.
                    ``(C) Rural renewal county.--For purposes 
                of this paragraph, the term `rural renewal 
                county' means any county which--
                            ``(i) is outside a metropolitan 
                        statistical area (defined as such by 
                        the Office of Management and Budget), 
                        and
                            ``(ii) during the 5-year periods 
                        1990 through 1994 and 1995 through 1999 
                        had a net population loss.''.
            (2) Conforming amendment.--Subparagraph (D) of 
        section 51(d)(1) is amended to read as follows:
                    ``(D) a designated community resident,''.
    (c) Clarification of Treatment of Individuals Under 
Individual Work Plans.--Subparagraph (B) of section 51(d)(6) 
(relating to vocational rehabilitation referral) is amended by 
striking ``or'' at the end of clause (i), by striking the 
period at the end of clause (ii) and inserting ``, or'', and by 
adding at the end the following new clause:
                            ``(iii) an individual work plan 
                        developed and implemented by an 
                        employment network pursuant to 
                        subsection (g) of section 1148 of the 
                        Social Security Act with respect to 
                        which the requirements of such 
                        subsection are met.''.
    (d) Treatment of Disabled Veterans Under the Work 
Opportunity Tax Credit.--
            (1) Disabled veterans treated as members of 
        targeted group.--
                    (A) In general.--Subparagraph (A) of 
                section 51(d)(3) (relating to qualified 
                veteran) is amended by striking ``agency as 
                being a member of a family'' and all that 
                follows and inserting ``agency as--
                            ``(i) being a member of a family 
                        receiving assistance under a food stamp 
                        program under the Food Stamp Act of 
                        1977 for at least a 3-month period 
                        ending during the 12-month period 
                        ending on the hiring date, or
                            ``(ii) entitled to compensation for 
                        a service-connected disability, and--
                                    ``(I) having a hiring date 
                                which is not more that 1 year 
                                after having been discharged or 
                                released from active duty in 
                                the Armed Forces of the United 
                                States, or
                                    ``(II) having aggregate 
                                periods of unemployment during 
                                the 1-year period ending on the 
                                hiring date which equal or 
                                exceed 6 months.''.
                    (B) Definitions.--Paragraph (3) of section 
                51(d) is amended by adding at the end the 
                following new subparagraph:
                    ``(C) Other definitions.--For purposes of 
                subparagraph (A), the terms `compensation' and 
                `service-connected' have the meanings given 
                such terms under section 101 of title 38, 
                United States Code.''.
            (2) Increase in amount of wages taken into account 
        for disabled veterans.--Paragraph (3) of section 51(b) 
        is amended--
                    (A) by inserting ``($12,000 per year in the 
                case of any individual who is a qualified 
                veteran by reason of subsection 
                (d)(3)(A)(ii))'' before the period at the end, 
                and
                    (B) by striking ``Only first $6,000 of'' in 
                the heading and inserting ``Limitation on''.
    (e) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply to individuals who begin work for the employer 
after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 7512. EXTENSION AND INCREASE OF EXPENSING FOR SMALL BUSINESS.

    (a) Extension.--Subsections (b)(1), (b)(2), (b)(5), (c)(2), 
and (d)(1)(A)(ii) of section 179 (relating to election to 
expense certain depreciable business assets) are each amended 
by striking ``2010'' and inserting ``2011''.
    (b) Increase in Limitations.--Subsection (b) of section 179 
is amended--
            (1) by striking ``$100,000 in the case of taxable 
        years beginning after 2002'' in paragraph (1) and 
        inserting ``$125,000 in the case of taxable years 
        beginning after 2006'', and
            (2) by striking ``$400,000 in the case of taxable 
        years beginning after 2002'' in paragraph (2) and 
        inserting ``$500,000 in the case of taxable years 
        beginning after 2006''.
    (c) Inflation Adjustment.--Subparagraph (A) of section 
179(b)(5) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``2003'' and inserting ``2007'',
            (2) by striking ``$100,000 and $400,000'' and 
        inserting ``$125,000 and $500,000'', and
            (3) by striking ``2002'' in clause (ii) and 
        inserting ``2006''.
    (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006.

SEC. 7513. DETERMINATION OF CREDIT FOR CERTAIN TAXES PAID WITH RESPECT 
                    TO EMPLOYEE CASH TIPS.

    (a) In General.--Subparagraph (B) of section 45B(b)(1) is 
amended by inserting ``as in effect on January 1, 2007, and'' 
before ``determined without regard to''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section 
shall apply to tips received for services performed after 
December 31, 2006.

SEC. 7514. WAIVER OF INDIVIDUAL AND CORPORATE ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX 
                    LIMITS ON WORK OPPORTUNITY CREDIT AND CREDIT FOR 
                    TAXES PAID WITH RESPECT TO EMPLOYEE CASH TIPS.

    (a) Allowance Against Alternative Minimum Tax.--
Subparagraph (B) of section 38(c)(4) is amended by striking 
``and'' at the end of clause (i), by inserting a comma at the 
end of clause (ii), and by adding at the end the following new 
clauses:
                            ``(iii) the credit determined under 
                        section 45B, and
                            ``(iv) the credit determined under 
                        section 51.''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply to credits determined under sections 45B and 51 of 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 in taxable years beginning 
after December 31, 2006, and to carrybacks of such credits.

SEC. 7515. FAMILY BUSINESS TAX SIMPLIFICATION.

    (a) In General.--Section 761 (defining terms for purposes 
of partnerships) is amended by redesignating subsection (f) as 
subsection (g) and by inserting after subsection (e) the 
following new subsection:
    ``(f) Qualified Joint Venture.--
            ``(1) In general.--In the case of a qualified joint 
        venture conducted by a husband and wife who file a 
        joint return for the taxable year, for purposes of this 
        title--
                    ``(A) such joint venture shall not be 
                treated as a partnership,
                    ``(B) all items of income, gain, loss, 
                deduction, and credit shall be divided between 
                the spouses in accordance with their respective 
                interests in the venture, and
                    ``(C) each spouse shall take into account 
                such spouse's respective share of such items as 
                if they were attributable to a trade or 
                business conducted by such spouse as a sole 
                proprietor.
            ``(2) Qualified joint venture.--For purposes of 
        paragraph (1), the term `qualified joint venture' means 
        any joint venture involving the conduct of a trade or 
        business if--
                    ``(A) the only members of such joint 
                venture are a husband and wife,
                    ``(B) both spouses materially participate 
                (within the meaning of section 469(h) without 
                regard to paragraph (5) thereof) in such trade 
                or business, and
                    ``(C) both spouses elect the application of 
                this subsection.''.
    (b) Net Earnings From Self-Employment.--
            (1) Subsection (a) of section 1402 (defining net 
        earnings from self-employment) is amended by striking 
        ``, and'' at the end of paragraph (15) and inserting a 
        semicolon, by striking the period at the end of 
        paragraph (16) and inserting ``; and'', and by 
        inserting after paragraph (16) the following new 
        paragraph:
            ``(17) notwithstanding the preceding provisions of 
        this subsection, each spouse's share of income or loss 
        from a qualified joint venture shall be taken into 
        account as provided in section 761(f) in determining 
        net earnings from self-employment of such spouse.''.
            (2) Subsection (a) of section 211 of the Social 
        Security Act (defining net earnings from self-
        employment) is amended by striking ``and'' at the end 
        of paragraph (14), by striking the period at the end of 
        paragraph (15) and inserting ``; and'', and by 
        inserting after paragraph (15) the following new 
        paragraph:
            ``(16) Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of 
        this subsection, each spouse's share of income or loss 
        from a qualified joint venture shall be taken into 
        account as provided in section 761(f) of the Internal 
        Revenue Code of 1986 in determining net earnings from 
        self-employment of such spouse.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006.

            Subpart B--Gulf Opportunity Zone Tax Incentives

SEC. 7521. EXTENSION OF INCREASED EXPENSING FOR QUALIFIED SECTION 179 
                    GULF OPPORTUNITY ZONE PROPERTY.

    Paragraph (2) of section 1400N(e) (relating to qualified 
section 179 Gulf Opportunity Zone property) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``this subsection, the term'' and 
        inserting ``this subsection--
                    ``(A) In general.--The term'', and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new 
        subparagraph:
                    ``(B) Extension for certain property.--In 
                the case of property substantially all of the 
                use of which is in one or more specified 
                portions of the GO Zone (as defined by 
                subsection (d)(6)), such term shall include 
                section 179 property (as so defined) which is 
                described in subsection (d)(2), determined--
                            ``(i) without regard to subsection 
                        (d)(6), and
                            ``(ii) by substituting `2008' for 
                        `2007' in subparagraph (A)(v) 
                        thereof.''.

SEC. 7522. EXTENSION AND EXPANSION OF LOW-INCOME HOUSING CREDIT RULES 
                    FOR BUILDINGS IN THE GO ZONES.

    (a) Time for Making Low-Income Housing Credit 
Allocations.--Subsection (c) of section 1400N (relating to low-
income housing credit) is amended by redesignating paragraph 
(5) as paragraph (6) and by inserting after paragraph (4) the 
following new paragraph:
            ``(5) Time for making low-income housing credit 
        allocations.--Section 42(h)(1)(B) shall not apply to an 
        allocation of housing credit dollar amount to a 
        building located in the Gulf Opportunity Zone, the Rita 
        GO Zone, or the Wilma GO Zone, if such allocation is 
        made in 2006, 2007, or 2008, and such building is 
        placed in service before January 1, 2011.''.
    (b) Extension of Period for Treating GO Zones as Difficult 
Development Areas.--
            (1) In general.--Subparagraph (A) of section 
        1400N(c)(3) is amended by striking ``2006, 2007, or 
        2008'' and inserting ``the period beginning on January 
        1, 2006, and ending on December 31, 2010''.
            (2) Conforming amendment.--Clause (ii) of section 
        1400N(c)(3)(B) is amended by striking ``such period'' 
        and inserting ``the period described in subparagraph 
        (A)''.
    (c) Community Development Block Grants Not Taken Into 
Account in Determining if Buildings Are Federally Subsidized.--
Subsection (c) of section 1400N (relating to low-income housing 
credit), as amended by this Act, is amended by redesignating 
paragraph (6) as paragraph (7) and by inserting after paragraph 
(5) the following new paragraph:
            ``(6) Community development block grants not taken 
        into account in determining if buildings are federally 
        subsidized.--For purpose of applying section 
        42(i)(2)(D) to any building which is placed in service 
        in the Gulf Opportunity Zone, the Rita GO Zone, or the 
        Wilma GO Zone during the period beginning on January 1, 
        2006, and ending on December 31, 2010, a loan shall not 
        be treated as a below market Federal loan solely by 
        reason of any assistance provided under section 106, 
        107, or 108 of the Housing and Community Development 
        Act of 1974 by reason of section 122 of such Act or any 
        provision of the Department of Defense Appropriations 
        Act, 2006, or the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations 
        Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and 
        Hurricane Recovery, 2006.''.

SEC. 7523. SPECIAL TAX-EXEMPT BOND FINANCING RULE FOR REPAIRS AND 
                    RECONSTRUCTIONS OF RESIDENCES IN THE GO ZONES.

    Subsection (a) of section 1400N (relating to tax-exempt 
bond financing) is amended by adding at the end the following 
new paragraph:
            ``(7) Special rule for repairs and 
        reconstructions.--
                    ``(A) In general.--For purposes of section 
                143 and this subsection, any qualified GO Zone 
                repair or reconstruction shall be treated as a 
                qualified rehabilitation.
                    ``(B) Qualified go zone repair or 
                reconstruction.--For purposes of subparagraph 
                (A), the term `qualified GO Zone repair or 
                reconstruction' means any repair of damage 
                caused by Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, or 
                Hurricane Wilma to a building located in the 
                Gulf Opportunity Zone, the Rita GO Zone, or the 
                Wilma GO Zone (or reconstruction of such 
                building in the case of damage constituting 
                destruction) if the expenditures for such 
                repair or reconstruction are 25 percent or more 
                of the mortgagor's adjusted basis in the 
                residence. For purposes of the preceding 
                sentence, the mortgagor's adjusted basis shall 
                be determined as of the completion of the 
                repair or reconstruction or, if later, the date 
                on which the mortgagor acquires the residence.
                    ``(C) Termination.--This paragraph shall 
                apply only to owner-financing provided after 
                the date of the enactment of this paragraph and 
                before January 1, 2011.''.

SEC. 7524. GAO STUDY OF PRACTICES EMPLOYED BY STATE AND LOCAL 
                    GOVERNMENTS IN ALLOCATING AND UTILIZING TAX 
                    INCENTIVES PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THE GULF 
                    OPPORTUNITY ZONE ACT OF 2005.

    (a) In General.--The Comptroller General of the United 
States shall conduct a study of the practices employed by State 
and local governments, and subdivisions thereof, in allocating 
and utilizing tax incentives provided pursuant to the Gulf 
Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 and this Act.
    (b) Submission of Report.--Not later than one year after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General 
shall submit a report on the findings of the study conducted 
under subsection (a) and shall include therein recommendations 
(if any) relating to such findings. The report shall be 
submitted to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate.
    (c) Congressional Hearings.--In the case that the report 
submitted under this section includes findings of significant 
fraud, waste or abuse, each Committee specified in subsection 
(b) shall, within 60 days after the date the report is 
submitted under subsection (b), hold a public hearing to review 
such findings.

                   Subpart C--Subchapter S Provisions

SEC. 7531. CAPITAL GAIN OF S CORPORATION NOT TREATED AS PASSIVE 
                    INVESTMENT INCOME.

    (a) In General.--Section 1362(d)(3) is amended by striking 
subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F) and inserting the 
following new subparagraph:
                    ``(B) Passive investment income defined.--
                            ``(i) In general.--Except as 
                        otherwise provided in this 
                        subparagraph, the term `passive 
                        investment income' means gross receipts 
                        derived from royalties, rents, 
                        dividends, interest, and annuities.
                            ``(ii) Exception for interest on 
                        notes from sales of inventory.--The 
                        term `passive investment income' shall 
                        not include interest on any obligation 
                        acquired in the ordinary course of the 
                        corporation's trade or business from 
                        its sale of property described in 
                        section 1221(a)(1).
                            ``(iii) Treatment of certain 
                        lending or finance companies.--If the S 
                        corporation meets the requirements of 
                        section 542(c)(6) for the taxable year, 
                        the term `passive investment income' 
                        shall not include gross receipts for 
                        the taxable year which are derived 
                        directly from the active and regular 
                        conduct of a lending or finance 
                        business (as defined in section 
                        542(d)(1)).
                            ``(iv) Treatment of certain 
                        dividends.--If an S corporation holds 
                        stock in a C corporation meeting the 
                        requirements of section 1504(a)(2), the 
                        term `passive investment income' shall 
                        not include dividends from such C 
                        corporation to the extent such 
                        dividends are attributable to the 
                        earnings and profits of such C 
                        corporation derived from the active 
                        conduct of a trade or business.
                            ``(v) Exception for banks, etc.--In 
                        the case of a bank (as defined in 
                        section 581) or a depository 
                        institution holding company (as defined 
                        in section 3(w)(1) of the Federal 
                        Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 
                        1813(w)(1)), the term `passive 
                        investment income' shall not include--
                                    ``(I) interest income 
                                earned by such bank or company, 
                                or
                                    ``(II) dividends on assets 
                                required to be held by such 
                                bank or company, including 
                                stock in the Federal Reserve 
                                Bank, the Federal Home Loan 
                                Bank, or the Federal 
                                Agricultural Mortgage Bank or 
                                participation certificates 
                                issued by a Federal 
                                Intermediate Credit Bank.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Clause (i) of section 
1042(c)(4)(A) is amended by striking ``section 1362(d)(3)(C)'' 
and inserting ``section 1362(d)(3)(B)''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.

SEC. 7532. TREATMENT OF BANK DIRECTOR SHARES.

    (a) In General.--Section 1361 (defining S corporation) is 
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(f) Restricted Bank Director Stock.--
            ``(1) In general.--Restricted bank director stock 
        shall not be taken into account as outstanding stock of 
        the S corporation in applying this subchapter (other 
        than section 1368(f)).
            ``(2) Restricted bank director stock.--For purposes 
        of this subsection, the term `restricted bank director 
        stock' means stock in a bank (as defined in section 
        581) or a depository institution holding company (as 
        defined in section 3(w)(1) of the Federal Deposit 
        Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813(w)(1)), if such stock--
                    ``(A) is required to be held by an 
                individual under applicable Federal or State 
                law in order to permit such individual to serve 
                as a director, and
                    ``(B) is subject to an agreement with such 
                bank or company (or a corporation which 
                controls (within the meaning of section 368(c)) 
                such bank or company) pursuant to which the 
                holder is required to sell back such stock (at 
                the same price as the individual acquired such 
                stock) upon ceasing to hold the office of 
                director.
            ``(3) Cross reference.--

``For treatment of certain distributions with respect to restricted bank 
          director stock, see section 1368(f)''.

    (b) Distributions.--Section 1368 (relating to 
distributions) is amended by adding at the end the following 
new subsection:
    ``(f) Restricted Bank Director Stock.--If a director 
receives a distribution (not in part or full payment in 
exchange for stock) from an S corporation with respect to any 
restricted bank director stock (as defined in section 1361(f)), 
the amount of such distribution--
            ``(1) shall be includible in gross income of the 
        director, and
            ``(2) shall be deductible by the corporation for 
        the taxable year of such corporation in which or with 
        which ends the taxable year in which such amount in 
        included in the gross income of the director.''.
    (c) Effective Dates.--
            (1) In general.--The amendments made by this 
        section shall apply to taxable years beginning after 
        December 31, 2006.
            (2) Special rule for treatment as second class of 
        stock.--In the case of any taxable year beginning after 
        December 31, 1996, restricted bank director stock (as 
        defined in section 1361(f) of the Internal Revenue Code 
        of 1986, as added by this section) shall not be taken 
        into account in determining whether an S corporation 
        has more than 1 class of stock.

SEC. 7533. SPECIAL RULE FOR BANK REQUIRED TO CHANGE FROM THE RESERVE 
                    METHOD OF ACCOUNTING ON BECOMING S CORPORATION.

    (a) In General.--Section 1361, as amended by this Act, is 
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(g) Special Rule for Bank Required To Change From the 
Reserve Method of Accounting on Becoming S Corporation.--In the 
case of a bank which changes from the reserve method of 
accounting for bad debts described in section 585 or 593 for 
its first taxable year for which an election under section 
1362(a) is in effect, the bank may elect to take into account 
any adjustments under section 481 by reason of such change for 
the taxable year immediately preceding such first taxable 
year.''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006.

SEC. 7534. TREATMENT OF THE SALE OF INTEREST IN A QUALIFIED SUBCHAPTER 
                    S SUBSIDIARY.

    (a) In General.--Subparagraph (C) of section 1361(b)(3) 
(relating to treatment of terminations of qualified subchapter 
S subsidiary status) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``For purposes of this title,'' and 
        inserting the following:
                            ``(i) In general.--For purposes of 
                        this title,'', and
            (2) by inserting at the end the following new 
        clause:
                            ``(ii) Termination by reason of 
                        sale of stock.--If the failure to meet 
                        the requirements of subparagraph (B) is 
                        by reason of the sale of stock of a 
                        corporation which is a qualified 
                        subchapter S subsidiary, the sale of 
                        such stock shall be treated as if--
                                    ``(I) the sale were a sale 
                                of an undivided interest in the 
                                assets of such corporation 
                                (based on the percentage of the 
                                corporation's stock sold), and
                                    ``(II) the sale were 
                                followed by an acquisition by 
                                such corporation of all of its 
                                assets (and the assumption by 
                                such corporation of all of its 
                                liabilities) in a transaction 
                                to which section 351 
                                applies.''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006.

SEC. 7535. ELIMINATION OF ALL EARNINGS AND PROFITS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PRE-
                    1983 YEARS FOR CERTAIN CORPORATIONS.

    In the case of a corporation which is--
            (1) described in section 1311(a)(1) of the Small 
        Business Job Protection Act of 1996, and
            (2) not described in section 1311(a)(2) of such 
        Act,

the amount of such corporation's accumulated earnings and 
profits (for the first taxable year beginning after the date of 
the enactment of this Act) shall be reduced by an amount equal 
to the portion (if any) of such accumulated earnings and 
profits which were accumulated in any taxable year beginning 
before January 1, 1983, for which such corporation was an 
electing small business corporation under subchapter S of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

SEC. 7536. DEDUCTIBILITY OF INTEREST EXPENSE ON INDEBTEDNESS INCURRED 
                    BY AN ELECTING SMALL BUSINESS TRUST TO ACQUIRE S 
                    CORPORATION STOCK.

    (a) In General.--Subparagraph (C) of section 641(c)(2) 
(relating to modifications) is amended by inserting after 
clause (iii) the following new clause:
                            ``(iv) Any interest expense paid or 
                        accrued on indebtedness incurred to 
                        acquire stock in an S corporation.''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section 
shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006.

                      PART II--REVENUE PROVISIONS

SEC. 7541. INCREASE IN AGE OF MINOR CHILDREN WHOSE UNEARNED INCOME IS 
                    TAXED AS IF PARENT'S INCOME.

    (a) In General.--Subparagraph (A) of section 1(g)(2) 
(relating to child to whom subsection applies) is amended to 
read as follows:
                    ``(A) such child--
                            ``(i) has not attained age 18 
                        before the close of the taxable year, 
                        or
                            ``(ii)(I) has attained age 18 
                        before the close of the taxable year 
                        and meets the age requirements of 
                        section 152(c)(3) (determined without 
                        regard to subparagraph (B) thereof), 
                        and
                            ``(II) whose earned income (as 
                        defined in section 911(d)(2)) for such 
                        taxable year does not exceed one-half 
                        of the amount of the individual's 
                        support (within the meaning of section 
                        152(c)(1)(D) after the application of 
                        section 152(f)(5) (without regard to 
                        subparagraph (A) thereof)) for such 
                        taxable year,''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section 
shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.

SEC. 7542. SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN PENALTIES AND INTEREST.

    (a) In General.--Paragraphs (1)(A) and (3)(A) of section 
6404(g) are each amended by striking ``18-month period'' and 
inserting ``36-month period''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply to notices provided by the Secretary of the 
Treasury, or his delegate, after the date which is 6 months 
after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 7543. MODIFICATION OF COLLECTION DUE PROCESS PROCEDURES FOR 
                    EMPLOYMENT TAX LIABILITIES.

    (a) In General.--Section 6330(f) (relating to jeopardy and 
State refund collection) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``; or'' at the end of paragraph 
        (1) and inserting a comma,
            (2) by adding ``or'' at the end of paragraph (2), 
        and
            (3) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following 
        new paragraph:
            ``(3) the Secretary has served a disqualified 
        employment tax levy,''.
    (b) Disqualified Employment Tax Levy.--Section 6330 of such 
Code (relating to notice and opportunity for hearing before 
levy) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subsection:
    ``(h) Disqualified Employment Tax Levy.--For purposes of 
subsection (f), a disqualified employment tax levy is any levy 
in connection with the collection of employment taxes for any 
taxable period if the person subject to the levy (or any 
predecessor thereof) requested a hearing under this section 
with respect to unpaid employment taxes arising in the most 
recent 2-year period before the beginning of the taxable period 
with respect to which the levy is served. For purposes of the 
preceding sentence, the term `employment taxes' means any taxes 
under chapter 21, 22, 23, or 24.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply to levies served on or after the date that is 120 
days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 7544. PERMANENT EXTENSION OF IRS USER FEES.

    Section 7528 (relating to Internal Revenue Service user 
fees) is amended by striking subsection (c).

SEC. 7545. INCREASE IN PENALTY FOR BAD CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS.

    (a) In General.--Section 6657 (relating to bad checks) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``$750'' and inserting ``$1,250'', 
        and
            (2) by striking ``$15'' and inserting ``$25''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
apply to checks or money orders received after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.

SEC. 7546. UNDERSTATEMENT OF TAXPAYER LIABILITY BY RETURN PREPARERS.

    (a) Application of Return Preparer Penalties to All Tax 
Returns.--
            (1) Definition of tax return preparer.--Paragraph 
        (36) of section 7701(a) (relating to income tax 
        preparer) is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``income'' each place it 
                appears in the heading and the text, and
                    (B) in subparagraph (A), by striking 
                ``subtitle A'' each place it appears and 
                inserting ``this title''.
            (2) Conforming amendments.--
                    (A)(i) Section 6060 is amended by striking 
                ``INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARERS'' in the heading 
                and inserting ``TAX RETURN PREPARERS''.
                    (ii) Section 6060(a) is amended--
                            (I) by striking ``an income tax 
                        return preparer'' each place it appears 
                        and inserting ``a tax return 
                        preparer'',
                            (II) by striking ``each income tax 
                        return preparer'' and inserting ``each 
                        tax return preparer'', and
                            (III) by striking ``another income 
                        tax return preparer'' and inserting 
                        ``another tax return preparer''.
                    (iii) The item relating to section 6060 in 
                the table of sections for subpart F of part III 
                of subchapter A of chapter 61 is amended by 
                striking ``income tax return preparers'' and 
                inserting ``tax return preparers''.
                    (iv) Subpart F of part III of subchapter A 
                of chapter 61 is amended by striking ``Income 
                Tax Return Preparers'' in the heading and 
                inserting ``Tax Return Preparers''.
                    (v) The item relating to subpart F in the 
                table of subparts for part III of subchapter A 
                of chapter 61 is amended by striking ``income 
                tax return preparers'' and inserting ``tax 
                return preparers''.
                    (B) Section 6103(k)(5) is amended--
                            (i) by striking ``income tax return 
                        preparer'' each place it appears and 
                        inserting ``tax return preparer'', and
                            (ii) by striking ``income tax 
                        return preparers'' each place it 
                        appears and inserting ``tax return 
                        preparers''.
                    (C)(i) Section 6107 is amended--
                            (I) by striking ``INCOME TAX RETURN 
                        PREPARER'' in the heading and inserting 
                        ``TAX RETURN PREPARER'',
                            (II) by striking ``an income tax 
                        return preparer'' each place it appears 
                        in subsections (a) and (b) and 
                        inserting ``a tax return preparer'',
                            (III) by striking ``Income Tax 
                        Return Preparer'' in the heading for 
                        subsection (b) and inserting ``Tax 
                        Return Preparer'', and
                            (IV) in subsection (c), by striking 
                        ``income tax return preparers'' and 
                        inserting ``tax return preparers''.
                    (ii) The item relating to section 6107 in 
                the table of sections for subchapter B of 
                chapter 61 is amended by striking ``Income tax 
                return preparer'' and inserting ``Tax return 
                preparer''.
                    (D) Section 6109(a)(4) is amended--
                            (i) by striking ``an income tax 
                        return preparer'' and inserting ``a tax 
                        return preparer'', and
                            (ii) by striking ``income return 
                        preparer'' in the heading and inserting 
                        ``tax return preparer''.
                    (E) Section 6503(k)(4) is amended by 
                striking ``Income tax return preparers'' and 
                inserting ``Tax return preparers''.
                    (F)(i) Section 6694 is amended--
                            (I) by striking ``INCOME TAX RETURN 
                        PREPARER'' in the heading and inserting 
                        ``TAX RETURN PREPARER'',
                            (II) by striking ``an income tax 
                        return preparer'' each place it appears 
                        and inserting ``a tax return 
                        preparer'',
                            (III) in subsection (c)(2), by 
                        striking ``the income tax return 
                        preparer'' and inserting ``the tax 
                        return preparer'',
                            (IV) in subsection (e), by striking 
                        ``subtitle A'' and inserting ``this 
                        title'', and
                            (V) in subsection (f), by striking 
                        ``income tax return preparer'' and 
                        inserting ``tax return preparer''.
                    (ii) The item relating to section 6694 in 
                the table of sections for part I of subchapter 
                B of chapter 68 is amended by striking ``income 
                tax return preparer'' and inserting ``tax 
                return preparer''.
                    (G)(i) Section 6695 is amended--
                            (I) by striking ``INCOME'' in the 
                        heading, and
                            (II) by striking ``an income tax 
                        return preparer'' each place it appears 
                        and inserting ``a tax return 
                        preparer''.
                    (ii) Section 6695(f) is amended--
                            (I) by striking ``subtitle A'' and 
                        inserting ``this title'', and
                            (II) by striking ``the income tax 
                        return preparer'' and inserting ``the 
                        tax return preparer''.
                    (iii) The item relating to section 6695 in 
                the table of sections for part I of subchapter 
                B of chapter 68 is amended by striking 
                ``income''.
                    (H) Section 6696(e) is amended by striking 
                ``subtitle A'' each place it appears and 
                inserting ``this title''.
                    (I)(i) Section 7407 is amended--
                            (I) by striking ``INCOME TAX RETURN 
                        PREPARERS'' in the heading and 
                        inserting ``TAX RETURN PREPARERS'',
                            (II) by striking ``an income tax 
                        return preparer'' each place it appears 
                        and inserting ``a tax return 
                        preparer'',
                            (III) by striking ``income tax 
                        preparer'' both places it appears in 
                        subsection (a) and inserting ``tax 
                        return preparer'', and
                            (IV) by striking ``income tax 
                        return'' in subsection (a) and 
                        inserting ``tax return''.
                    (ii) The item relating to section 7407 in 
                the table of sections for subchapter A of 
                chapter 76 is amended by striking ``income tax 
                return preparers'' and inserting ``tax return 
                preparers''.
                    (J)(i) Section 7427 is amended--
                            (I) by striking ``INCOME TAX RETURN 
                        PREPARERS'' in the heading and 
                        inserting ``TAX RETURN PREPARERS'', and
                            (II) by striking ``an income tax 
                        return preparer'' and inserting ``a tax 
                        return preparer''.
                    (ii) The item relating to section 7427 in 
                the table of sections for subchapter B of 
                chapter 76 is amended to read as follows:

``Sec. 7427. Tax return preparers.''.

    (b) Modification of Penalty for Understatement of 
Taxpayer's Liability by Tax Return Preparer.--Subsections (a) 
and (b) of section 6694 are amended to read as follows:
    ``(a) Understatement Due to Unreasonable Positions.--
            ``(1) In general.--Any tax return preparer who 
        prepares any return or claim for refund with respect to 
        which any part of an understatement of liability is due 
        to a position described in paragraph (2) shall pay a 
        penalty with respect to each such return or claim in an 
        amount equal to the greater of--
                    ``(A) $1,000, or
                    ``(B) 50 percent of the income derived (or 
                to be derived) by the tax return preparer with 
                respect to the return or claim.
            ``(2) Unreasonable position.--A position is 
        described in this paragraph if--
                    ``(A) the tax return preparer knew (or 
                reasonably should have known) of the position,
                    ``(B) there was not a reasonable belief 
                that the position would more likely than not be 
                sustained on its merits, and
                    ``(C)(i) the position was not disclosed as 
                provided in section 6662(d)(2)(B)(ii), or
                    ``(ii) there was no reasonable basis for 
                the position.
            ``(3) Reasonable cause exception.--No penalty shall 
        be imposed under this subsection if it is shown that 
        there is reasonable cause for the understatement and 
        the tax return preparer acted in good faith.
    ``(b) Understatement Due to Willful or Reckless Conduct.--
            ``(1) In general.--Any tax return preparer who 
        prepares any return or claim for refund with respect to 
        which any part of an understatement of liability is due 
        to a conduct described in paragraph (2) shall pay a 
        penalty with respect to each such return or claim in an 
        amount equal to the greater of--
                    ``(A) $5,000, or
                    ``(B) 50 percent of the income derived (or 
                to be derived) by the tax return preparer with 
                respect to the return or claim.
            ``(2) Willful or reckless conduct.--Conduct 
        described in this paragraph is conduct by the tax 
        return preparer which is--
                    ``(A) a willful attempt in any manner to 
                understate the liability for tax on the return 
                or claim, or
                    ``(B) a reckless or intentional disregard 
                of rules or regulations.
            ``(3) Reduction in penalty.--The amount of any 
        penalty payable by any person by reason of this 
        subsection for any return or claim for refund shall be 
        reduced by the amount of the penalty paid by such 
        person by reason of subsection (a).''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply to returns prepared after the date of the enactment 
of this Act.

SEC. 7547. PENALTY FOR FILING ERRONEOUS REFUND CLAIMS.

    (a) In General.--Part I of subchapter B of chapter 68 
(relating to assessable penalties) is amended by inserting 
after section 6675 the following new section:

``SEC. 6676. ERRONEOUS CLAIM FOR REFUND OR CREDIT.

    ``(a) Civil Penalty.--If a claim for refund or credit with 
respect to income tax (other than a claim for a refund or 
credit relating to the earned income credit under section 32) 
is made for an excessive amount, unless it is shown that the 
claim for such excessive amount has a reasonable basis, the 
person making such claim shall be liable for a penalty in an 
amount equal to 20 percent of the excessive amount.
    ``(b) Excessive Amount.--For purposes of this section, the 
term `excessive amount' means in the case of any person the 
amount by which the amount of the claim for refund or credit 
for any taxable year exceeds the amount of such claim allowable 
under this title for such taxable year.
    ``(c) Coordination With Other Penalties.--This section 
shall not apply to any portion of the excessive amount of a 
claim for refund or credit which is subject to a penalty 
imposed under part II of subchapter A of chapter 68.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for part I 
of subchapter B of chapter 68 is amended by inserting after the 
item relating to section 6675 the following new item:

``Sec. 6676. Erroneous claim for refund or credit.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply to any claim filed or submitted after the date of 
the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 7548. TIME FOR PAYMENT OF CORPORATE ESTIMATED TAXES.

    Subparagraph (B) of section 401(1) of the Tax Increase 
Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 is amended by 
striking ``106.25 percent'' and inserting ``114.25 percent''.
    This Act may be cited as the ``U.S. Troop Readiness, 
Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability 
Appropriations Act, 2007''.
    And the Senate agree to the same.

                                   David R. Obey,
                                   Rosa L. DeLauro,
                                   John P. Murtha,
                                   Peter J. Visclosky,
                                   Nita Lowey,
                                   Carolyn Kilpatrick,
                                   Norman D. Dicks,
                                   Chet Edwards,
                                   Alan B. Mollohan,
                                   John Olver,
                                   Jose E. Serrano,
                                   Debbie Wasserman Schultz,
                                   James E. Clyburn,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                   Daniel K. Inouye,
                                   Patrick J. Leahy,
                                   Tom Harkin,
                                   Barbara A. Mikulski,
                                   Herb Kohl,
                                   Patty Murray,
                                   Byron L. Dorgan,
                                   Dianne Feinstein,
                                   Richard J. Durbin,
                                   Tim Johnson,
                                   Mary L. Landrieu,
                                   Jack Reed,
                                   Frank R. Lautenberg,
                                   Ben Nelson,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.
       JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE

      The managers on the part of the House and the Senate at 
the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on 
the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 1591) making 
emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, submit the 
following joint statement to the House and the Senate in 
explanation of the effects of the action agreed upon by the 
managers and recommended in the accompanying conference report.
      Report language included by the House in the report 
accompanying H.R. 1591 (H. Rept. 110-60) and included by the 
Senate in the report accompanying S. 965 (S. Rept. 110-37) 
should be complied with unless specifically addressed in this 
statement of the managers. The statement of the managers, while 
repeating some report language for emphasis, is not intended to 
negate the language referred to above unless expressly provided 
herein.
      The conference agreement designates amounts in title I as 
emergency requirements pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 
95 (109th Congress) and as making appropriations for 
contingency operations directly related to the global war on 
terrorism and other unanticipated defense-related operations 
pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 376 (109th Congress). 
Further, the agreement designates amounts in titles II, III, V, 
and VI as emergency requirements pursuant to section 402 of H. 
Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress) and pursuant to section 501 of H. 
Con. Res. 376 (109th Congress). The House proposed designations 
under H. Con. Res. 376 on an item-by-item basis, while the 
Senate included designations under H. Con. Res. 95 title-by-
title.

   TITLE I--SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR

                  CHAPTER 1--DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                      Foreign Agricultural Service

                     PUBLIC LAW 480 TITLE II GRANTS

      The conference agreement provides $460,000,000, to be 
available until expended, for Public Law 480 Title II grants, 
instead of $450,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
$475,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 
required the establishment of a micronutrient fortification 
program relating to the utilization of foods for humanitarian 
assistance programs such as title II of Public Law 480. The 
conferees encourage the Secretary of Agriculture to move 
forward with such a program. The conferees direct that any such 
funds used for this purpose during fiscal year 2007 should be 
used for internal federal agency operations to develop a 
framework for this program and not be used for the purpose of 
executing any grant, contract, or cooperative agreement with a 
non-federal entity.

                    GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

      Sec. 1101. The conference agreement provides $40,000,000, 
instead of $82,000,000 as proposed by the Senate, for 
replenishment of the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust.
      The conferees direct the Secretary to provide quarterly 
reports to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate on the available cash, amount of 
commodity by type, and detail of disbursements made during that 
quarterly period.

                    CHAPTER 2--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                            Legal Activities

            SALARIES AND EXPENSES, GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES

      The conference agreement includes $1,648,000 for General 
Legal Activities for the Criminal Division as proposed by the 
House, instead of $4,093,000 as proposed by the Senate and 
requested by the President. The funds are provided for 
litigation support services to the Special Inspector General 
for Iraqi Reconstruction for ongoing investigations and cases 
involving corruption in the reconstruction of Iraq. The 
conference agreement does not include $2,445,000 as requested 
by the President and as proposed by the Senate to create Iraq 
and Afghanistan Support Units within General Legal Activities, 
Criminal Division. While the conferees support these 
activities, they can be provided for with funds available to 
the Secretary of State.

             SALARIES AND EXPENSES, UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS

      The conference agreement includes $5,000,000 for the 
United States Attorneys as proposed by the House and requested 
by the President, instead of $12,500,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The funds are provided for extraordinary litigation 
expenses associated with terrorism prosecutions.

                     United States Marshals Service

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $6,450,000 for the 
United States Marshals Service, instead of $2,750,000 as 
proposed by the House and $32,500,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The funds are provided for security at high-threat 
terrorist trials in the United States and to support judicial 
and witness security in Afghanistan.
      The conference agreement does not include a rescission of 
$15,000,000 from funds made available in this Act for 
Department of State Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs, 
as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees are aware of substandard conditions in 
space occupied by U.S. Marshals Service employees in the 
Moultrie Courthouse Building in the District of Columbia. The 
Senate bill included funds within chapter 2 of title I for the 
U.S. Marshals to address some of the problems, but the 
conference agreement does not include these funds. The 
conferees direct the U.S. Marshals and the District of Columbia 
Courts to work together in a coordinated manner to develop a 
renovation and improvement plan that addresses these issues. 
The conferees believe that the Committees on Appropriations 
should consider progress in these plans when developing the 
fiscal year 2008 appropriations bills.
      The conferees also direct that the Inspector General of 
the Department of Justice shall conduct a review of the health, 
safety, and security conditions in the Moultrie Courthouse 
Building space occupied by the U.S. Marshals. Not later than 90 
days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Inspector 
General of the Department of Justice shall submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations a written report that contains the 
findings of the review and includes recommendations, as may be 
appropriate.

                       National Security Division

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $1,736,000 for the 
National Security Division for investigations and prosecutions 
as proposed by the House and Senate.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $268,000,000 for the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) instead of $118,260,000 
as proposed by the House and as requested by the President and 
$348,260,000 as proposed by the Senate. Funding is provided for 
counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction operations and 
support requirements.
      The conferees concur with the language in the Senate 
report regarding the March 2007 report by the Office of 
Inspector General (OIG) regarding the FBI's use of national 
security letters. The conferees are extremely concerned by the 
OIG report and the failings of the FBI to correct the actions 
earlier in the investigation. The conference agreement includes 
$10,000,000 as proposed by the Senate to ensure that the 
Inspector General's recommendations are implemented by the FBI 
in an expeditious manner. The conference agreement includes 
bill language transferring $500,000 to the OIG from the FBI for 
continued audits and investigations related to national 
security letters.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $12,166,000 for the 
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) instead of $8,468,000 as 
proposed by the House and as requested by the President and 
$25,100,000 as proposed by the Senate. The funds provided above 
the amount requested by the President are provided to hire 
additional DEA special agents and support personnel related to 
the Global War on Terror. The conferees concur with language in 
the House report directing the DEA Administrator to submit a 
report on a plan to target and arrest Afghan Drug Kingpins.

          Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $4,000,000 for the 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as 
proposed by the House and the Senate and as requested by the 
President.

                         Federal Prison System

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $17,000,000 for the 
Federal Prison System, as proposed by the House and the Senate 
and as requested by the President.

                               CHAPTER 3

                    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--MILITARY

      The conference agreement provides $95,528,670,000 for the 
Department of Defense, instead of $95,529,712,000, as proposed 
by the House, and $93,532,793,000, as proposed by the Senate.
      The following table provides details of the supplemental 
appropriations for the Department of Defense--Military. 


                         Reporting Requirements

      The conferees direct the Secretary of Defense to provide 
a report to the congressional defense committees within 30 days 
after the date of enactment of this legislation on the 
allocation of the funds within the accounts listed in this 
chapter. The Secretary shall submit updated reports 30 days 
after the end of each fiscal quarter until funds listed in this 
chapter are no longer available for obligation. The conferees 
direct that these reports shall include: a detailed accounting 
of obligations and expenditures of appropriations provided in 
this chapter by program and sub activity group for the 
continuation of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan; a listing of 
equipment procured using funds provided in this chapter. The 
conferees expect that in order to meet unanticipated 
requirements, the Department of Defense may need to transfer 
funds within these appropriations accounts for purposes other 
than those specified in this report. The conferees direct the 
Department of Defense to follow normal prior approval 
reprogramming procedures should it be necessary to transfer 
funding between different appropriations accounts in this 
chapter.

            Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs)

      The amended supplemental budget request includes 
$1,832,300,000 for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAPs) 
Vehicles. These vehicles provide superior protection to our 
troops from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Recognizing 
the survivability enhancements brought to our warfighters by 
MRAPs, Congress previously appropriated $592,000,000 for MRAPs 
in fiscal year 2007. Since IEDs continue to be the biggest 
threat to our troops in theater, the conferees believe it is 
imperative that these critical force protection items be 
provided to the warfighter as quickly as possible. Therefore, 
based on the most current information provided by the military 
services, the conferees provide $1,200,000,000 above the 
request for a total of $3,032,300,000 for MRAPs in the 
conference agreement. Further, the conferees designate MRAPs as 
a congressional interest item. The table below delineates MRAP 
funding in the conference agreement by appropriations account.
      Given this program's critical importance, the conferees 
expect funds to be placed on contract expeditiously and direct 
the military services to jointly report to the congressional 
defense committees no later than 30 days after the enactment of 
this Act on the MRAP program's status, requirements, and the 
execution of funds provided in the conference agreement. 
Further, the conferees direct the services to provide updates 
to the congressional defense committees every 30 days 
thereafter until all funds provided in the conference agreement 
are fully obligated.

                                        FY 2007 SUPPLEMENTAL MRAP FUNDING
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Supplemental                       Conference vs.
                                                                 Request         Conference          Request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operation and Maintenance, Navy...........................            24,000            24,000  ................
Other Procurement Army, line 129..........................           770,000         1,217,000          +447,000
Other Procurement, Navy, line 124.........................           122,000           130,040            +8,040
Procurement, Marine Corps, line 70........................           678,000         1,263,360          +585,360
Other Procurement, Air Force, line 8 (Air Force)..........            15,200           139,040          +123,840
Procurement, Defense-wide, line 59 (SOCOM)................            73,100           108,860           +35,760
Procurement, Defense-wide, line 61 (SOCOM)................           150,000           150,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
    Total, MRAPs..........................................         1,832,300         3,032,300        +1,200,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          Classified Programs

      Recommended adjustments to classified programs are 
addressed in a classified annex accompanying this conference 
report.

                           MILITARY PERSONNEL

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


      
      The conference agreement provides $13,507,993,000 for 
Military Personnel, instead of $ 13,566,940,000 as proposed by 
the House, and $13,435,445,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees provide $1,148,369,000 above the President's request 
to fully fund all identified shortfalls for Basic Allowance for 
Housing for the remainder of fiscal year 2007.
      The conferees are encouraged by the recent success of the 
Armed Forces to meet or exceed their established recruiting and 
retention goals and urge the Services to continue pursuing 
innovative and cost-effective programs to attract and retain 
high-quality personnel. However, recruiting and retaining 
challenges still exist, particularly within highly specialized 
occupational disciplines.
      For this reason, the conference agreement fully funds the 
supplemental request for recruiting and retention incentives 
and provides an additional $10,000,000 to specific reserve 
components that identified recruitment and retention 
shortfalls.

                        Military Personnel, Army

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


      

                    Army Physical Disability System

      The conferees direct the Secretary of the Army to take 
the necessary actions to implement the recommendations of the 
Army Inspector General to improve legal representation for 
soldiers pursuing claims through the Army Physical Disability 
Evaluation System.

                        Military Personnel, Navy

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                    Military Personnel, Marine Corps

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows:
      
    
    
                     Military Personnel, Air Force

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows:
      
    
    
      

                        Reserve Personnel, Army

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                        Reserve Personnel, Navy

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                    Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                      Reserve Personnel, Air Force

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                     National Guard Personnel, Army

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows:
      
    
    
      
    
    
                  National Guard Personnel, Air Force

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows:
      
    
    
      
    
    
                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


      
      The conference agreement provides $50,429,975,000 for 
Operation and Maintenance, instead of $52,499,979,000 as 
proposed by the House, and $48,784,490,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conferees provide a net increase of $171,368,000 
above the President's request. The level of funding agreed to 
by the conferees fully funds critical ground combat operations, 
flying hours, military intelligence activities, logistical 
support, fuel purchases, base support, depot maintenance and 
over-ocean transportation related to the wars in Iraq and 
Afghanistan.
      The conferees believe that military operations in 
Afghanistan are vital to defeating terrorism and therefore 
provide an additional $750,000,000 for Operation Enduring 
Freedom above the original budget request as follows:

Operation Enduring Freedom

                        [In millions of dollars]

Army..............................................................  +510
Navy..............................................................  +100
Marine Corps......................................................   +45
Air Force.........................................................   +80
Defense-wide......................................................   +15
                                                                  ______
        Total OEF.................................................  +750

                    Operation and Maintenance, Army

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


      
    
    
                 Commanders' Emergency Response Program

      Within the funds provided for Operation and Maintenance, 
Army, the conference agreement includes $456,400,000 for the 
Commanders' Emergency Response Program (CERP). Within this 
amount, $350,400,000 shall be for CERP activities in Iraq and 
$106,000,000 for activities in Afghanistan.
      The following table provides details within Operation and 
Maintenance, Army line items recommended by the conferees:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Conference
                  Line and Category                      Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
135  OIF/OEF Operations and Sustainment..............         $3,472,494
135  LOGCAP..........................................          2,511,402
135  Subsistence.....................................            965,300
135  IBA/RFI/Other Force Protection..................          1,543,712
135  Predeployment Training and Support..............          1,484,768
135  Active Component Overstrength (30K).............            386,189
135  Soldier and Family Support......................            863,365
135  Contract Linguists/Cultural Advisors............            884,902
135  CONUS Base Support/Security.....................            851,903
135  Recruiting and Retention........................            215,869
135  Reconstruction Support (GRD/PCO)................            790,082
135  BCT Acceleration................................            177,245
135  Theater Plus Up/Surge...........................          3,029,745
135  COCOM Regional War on Terror....................             90,832
135  Other GWOT......................................            218,949
135  Intelligence Activities.........................            119,859
                                                      ------------------
    Subtotal Additional Activities...................         17,606,616
136  CERP............................................            456,400
411  Security programs...............................            597,614
421  Second Destination Transportation...............          1,712,749
                                                      ------------------
        Grand Total, Operation and Maintenance, Army.        $20,373,379
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    Operation and Maintenance, Navy

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                     Unexecutable Depot Maintenance

      In the fiscal year 2007 emergency supplemental request, 
the Navy requested funding for additional depot maintenance 
associated with the surge of combat forces to Iraq and the 
CENTCOM area of responsibility. Based on more recent analysis 
of depot maintenance requirements subsequent to the budget 
submission, the conferees reduce the amount of funding 
identified by the Navy as being unexecutable in fiscal year 
2007.

                Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                          Unexecutable Funding

      Subsequent to the budget submission, the Marine Corps 
identified $300,000,000 that is unexecutable in fiscal year 
2007 based on unanticipated lag time associated with current 
funding execution.

                  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                  Expeditionary Virtual Network (EVNO)

      The conference agreement deletes funds requested within 
the Defense Information Systems Agency for the expeditionary 
virtual network. The conferees direct that these activities 
shall be funded within funds made available in this Act for the 
Iraq Security Forces Fund.

                      SOAR Virtual School District

      The conferees direct that the Deputy Undersecretary of 
Defense for Military Community and Family Policy shall release 
a request for proposal as soon as practicable for funding 
provided in the fiscal year 2007 Defense Appropriations Act for 
Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR Virtual School 
District), an Internet-based initiative designed to assist 
children from military families reap the greatest benefit from 
their public education, especially as families relocate and 
students move from school to school. This effort shall involve 
online assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses in both 
literacy and math and will be provided by a teacher education 
program of an institution of higher education that has 
experience working with teachers to provide curricula for 
children of Armed Forces personnel. Further, this project shall 
link schools through a ``virtual school district,'' providing a 
vehicle by which a student's individual performance records can 
transfer to a student's new school.

                        Family Advocacy Programs

      The conference agreement provides $10,000,000 for Family 
Advocacy Programs, instead of $17,000,000 as proposed by the 
House. Of the additional amounts provided, $4,000,000 is to 
fund initiatives to bolster Guard and Reserve family pre-
deployment and post deployment support programs. These 
initiatives should utilize Joint Reserve & Guard Family 
Assistance Centers. The conferees also provide $6,000,000 to 
support the child care needs of deployed Guard and Reserve 
members in their local communities, to include respite and 
emergency child care.
      The conferees also are aware of and concerned about the 
growing need for family members to have access to professional 
counseling to help alleviate the mental stresses associated 
with deployments. At select bases around the country, it has 
been reported that children of service members are experiencing 
higher truancy rates and falling grades in school. As such, the 
conferees urge the family advocacy programs to work with the 
Department's Health Affairs office, specifically the Defense 
Health Program, to coordinate efforts to ensure that counseling 
is provided to all family members of the active duty and 
reserve component members on deployment or preparing for 
deployment overseas.

                         Global Train and Equip

      The conference report does not contain an emergency 
appropriation requested by the Administration for Global Train 
and Equip authorized under section 1206 of the Fiscal Year 2006 
National Defense Authorization Act. Based upon discussions with 
the Department of Defense, the conferees understand that the 
Department, working with other federal agencies, has identified 
requirements associated with Global Train and Equip activities, 
and is developing a reprogramming request for consideration by 
the congressional defense committees. The conferees await such 
a request and anticipate favorable consideration of the 
reprogramming, provided that the sources of funds meet the 
committees' approval.

                       Handgun Replacement Study

      The conferees provide $5,000,000 only for a study that 
examines joint sidearm requirements (including service-unique 
requirements, as appropriate), the M9 9mm handgun's 
capabilities (including its lethality), and handgun and 
ammunition alternatives that address these requirements. The 
conferees understand that it will be necessary to purchase up 
to 50 handguns and associated ammunition to conduct this study. 
In order to inform deliberations on the fiscal year 2008 
appropriations bill for the Department of Defense, the 
conferees direct that the results of the study be provided in a 
written report to the congressional defense committees by 
August 31, 2007.

                Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


            Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


              Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


             Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


             Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                    Afghanistan Security Forces Fund

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                       Iraq Security Forces Fund

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows:


                       Iraq Security Forces Fund

      The conference agreement includes $3,842,300,000, the 
same level as proposed by both the House and the Senate for the 
Iraq Security Forces Fund. Within this amount, the conference 
agreement includes $155,500,000 for assistance to the 
Government of Iraq to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate 
militias and illegal armed groups. The House had proposed to 
delete these funds.
      The conference agreement modifies a general provision 
proposed by the House that required certain reports before the 
obligation of more than 50 percent of the funds made available 
under this heading.
      The conference agreement deletes the withholding of funds 
under this heading until the reports are provided and, in lieu 
thereof, requires the submission of the aforementioned reports 
to the congressional defense committees. The conferees note the 
pressing need for the data mandated in these reports and fully 
expect the Department of Defense and the Office of Management 
and Budget to submit these reports, and any updates thereto, 
within the timeframes identified in the provision.

                           Iraq Freedom Fund

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


             Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


             Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund

      The conference agreement provides $2,432,800,000 for the 
Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), 
as requested, and proposed by both the House and the Senate. 
Both chambers have expressed concerns with JIEDDO's management 
practices, and the conferees concur with the findings made by 
the respective Committees. The conferees direct the Joint 
Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization to adhere to 
the reporting requirements as set forth in Senate Report 110-37 
and the direction and reprogramming requirements as set forth 
in House Report 110-60.
      The conferees agree to provide substantial resources to 
the JIEDDO in support of the prescribed objective to develop 
and field innovative solutions and countermeasures to mitigate 
the critical threat posed by improvised explosive devices. 
However, the conferees remain concerned with the organization's 
financial management practices, including its continued failure 
to provide a plan for obligation and expenditures for 
previously appropriated and for currently requested funding. 
The conferees are concerned that the organization is not 
effectively managing its resources to deliver effective 
counter-IED solutions to theater. Furthermore, the conferees 
are concerned with the JIEDDO's inability to provide timely and 
detailed responses to the congressional defense committees' 
inquiries for specific information regarding its budget 
requests. The conferees will be hard-pressed to fully fund 
future budget requests unless the JIEDDO improves its financial 
management practices and its responsiveness.

                    Strategic Reserve Readiness Fund

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                    Strategic Reserve Readiness Fund

      The conference agreement provides $2,000,000,000 to 
establish the Strategic Reserve Readiness Fund, instead of 
$2,500,000,000 as proposed by the House. From the amount 
provided, $1,000,000,000 shall be transferred to the National 
Guard and Reserve Equipment appropriation to support 
improvements to the readiness of the Army National Guard.

                              PROCUREMENT

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                         Aircraft Combat Losses

      The conferees have agreed to fund procurement of aircraft 
to replace combat losses. The conference agreement includes 
funding for three F/A-18E/F aircraft to directly replace F/A-18 
aircraft lost in combat and to fund a single EA-18G aircraft 
which is a functional replacement for an EA-6B Prowler combat 
loss. Additionally, funding is provided to bolster the 
readiness and capabilities of aviation assets operating in 
extremely high rates. As such, the conferees agree to fund six 
UH-60 helicopters and five C-130 aircraft.

                   Funding for Efforts in Base Budget

      The conferees agree to delete funding for procurement 
items that are better suited to receive funding through the 
normal budget process. Replacing obsolete computer equipment 
and installing non-emergency equipment modifications or 
upgrades should be funded as part of the base budget. The 
Department of Defense is encouraged to appropriately identify 
their needs so that only emergency items are requested in the 
supplementals and routine procurements are funded in the normal 
budget process. Additionally, the Department is reminded that 
supplemental funding should not be requested for items that can 
not be executed in a timely fashion.

                       Aircraft Procurement, Army

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                       Missile Procurement, Army

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


        Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                    Procurement of Ammunition, Army

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                        Other Procurement, Army

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


   Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) Family

      The conferees are concerned that the Army may not be 
using all the available and qualified industrial capacity to 
deliver funded quantities of SINCGARS radios to units in the 
field. The conferees strongly encourage the Army to pursue 
aggressively the necessary industrial capacity to produce the 
needed SINCGARS radios and to equip the units of the Army, 
including the Army Reserve Components, in a timely manner. The 
conferees recommend $458,709,000 for SINCGARS radios, a 
reduction of $75,000,000 from the amended budget request. 
Additionally, $175,000,000 of the amount provided may not be 
obligated by the Army until 15 days after the Secretary of the 
Army provides a report to the congressional defense committees 
that includes an evaluation of SINCGARS capable commercial off-
the-shelf tactical radios that can meet operational needs and 
that explains the Army's strategy to leverage available 
industrial capacity in order to produce the needed radios at a 
significantly faster rate.

                       Aircraft Procurement, Navy

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows:


                       Weapons Procurement, Navy

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


            Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                        Other Procurement, Navy

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                       Procurement, Marine Corps

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                     Missile Procurement, Air Force

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                  Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                      Handgun Replacement Program

      The supplemental request includes $89,800,000 to replace 
the Air Force M9 9mm handgun and associated ammunition. The 
conferees understand that the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and 
Special Operations Command procure the M9 9mm handgun as their 
standard issue sidearm. Therefore, the conferees believe that a 
replacement or upgrade to the 9mm handgun should address joint 
requirements. Since this coordination did not occur prior to 
the supplemental budget submission, the conferees deny the 
requested funding for a single service replacement program. 
However, recognizing the importance of a reliable and lethal 
sidearm to the warfighter, the conferees provide $5,000,000 
only for a study that examines joint sidearm requirements 
(including service-unique requirements, as appropriate), the M9 
9mm handgun capabilities (including its lethality), and handgun 
and ammunition alternatives that address these requirements. 
The conferees understand that it will be necessary to purchase 
up to 50 handguns and associated ammunition to conduct this 
study. In order to inform deliberations on the fiscal year 2008 
appropriations bill for the Department of Defense, the 
conferees direct that the results of the study be provided in a 
written report to the congressional defense committees by 
August 31, 2007.

                      Other Procurement, Air Force

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


       Global Broadcast Service--Rucksack Portable Receive Suite

      The conferees understand that additional research and 
development would further reduce the weight of the Global 
Broadcast Service--Rucksack Portable Receive Suite (GBS-RPRS). 
Due to the premature request, the conferees deny funding for 
this item, without prejudice. The conferees encourage the Air 
Force to proceed with the development effort and intend to 
review the program should a request be received for funding in 
fiscal year 2008.

                       Procurement, Defense-Wide

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                  National Guard and Reserve Equipment

      The conference agreement provides funding for National 
Guard and Reserve Equipment for the Army National Guard in the 
Strategic Reserve Readiness Fund instead of in the National 
Guard and Reserve Equipment account as proposed by the Senate. 


               RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


            Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


            Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


         Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


        Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                     REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

                     Defense Working Capital Funds

      The conference agreement provides $1,315,526,000, as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate.

                     National Defense Sealift Fund

      The conference agreement provides $5,000,000 as proposed 
by both the House and the Senate.

                  OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

                         Defense Health Program

      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


      The conference agreement provides $3,251,853,000 for the 
Defense Health Program, instead of $2,789,703,000 as proposed 
by the House and $2,466,847,000 as proposed by the Senate.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
                         Treatment and Research

      The conferees believe that, if a service member is 
correctly diagnosed with TBI or PTSD, the better chance he or 
she has of a full recovery. It is critical that health care 
providers are given the resources necessary to make accurate, 
timely referrals for appropriate treatment and that service 
members have high priority access to such services. Therefore, 
the conference agreement provides $900,000,000 for access, 
treatment and research for TBI and PTSD. Of the amount 
provided, $600,000,000 is for operation and maintenance and 
$300,000,000 is for research, development, test and evaluation 
to conduct peer reviewed research.
      By increasing funding for TBI and PTSD, the conferees 
believe that the Defense Department now will have significant 
resources to dramatically improve screening for risk factors, 
diagnosis, treatment, counseling, research, facilities and 
equipment to prevent or treat these illnesses.
      If the Secretary of Defense determines that funds made 
available within the operation and maintenance account for the 
treatment of TBI and PTSD are excess to the requirements of the 
Department of Defense, the conference agreement provides the 
authority to transfer excess amounts to the Department of 
Veterans Affairs to be available only for the same purpose.

                      Care Giver Support Programs

      The conference agreement provides $12,000,000 for care 
giver support programs, to be allocated as recommended in House 
Report 110-60, in order to assist the military medical 
facilities' nurses and doctors who are treating the wounded by 
ensuring they have sufficient stress prevention and management 
programs.

                          Amputee Health Care

      The conference agreement provides a total of $61,950,000 
for amputee health care. The additional monies, to be allocated 
consistent with House Report 110-60, will enhance health care 
services and operations at Walter Reed, Brooke Army Medical 
Center/Center for the Intrepid, Landstuhl Regional Medical 
Center and National Naval Medical Center--Balboa.

              Sustaining the Military Health Care Benefit

      When the fiscal year 2007 budget request was submitted, 
it assumed savings anticipated from legislation that would have 
significantly increased fees and premiums paid by military 
members. The legislation was not enacted by Congress. The 
conference agreement provides $660,750,000 to fully fund the 
Defense Health Program for fiscal year 2007. The conferees 
strongly urge the Department to examine other ways to sustain 
the benefit without relying on Congress to enact legislation 
that would increase the out-of-pocket costs to the 
beneficiaries.

           Military Health Care Budget--``Efficiency Wedge''

      The conference agreement provides $500,000,000 in 
operation and maintenance and procurement funding to reverse 
``efficiency wedge'' savings mandated by the Department of 
Defense. The monies are to be allocated consistent with Senate 
Report 110-37 and will return funding to appropriate levels 
within the Direct Care system and allow the services to address 
critical needs.

  Health Care in Support of Army Modular Force Conversion and Global 
                              Positioning

      The conferees are concerned that the Army has been 
directed to cover costs associated with health care support of 
Army modular force (AMF) conversion and global positioning. The 
cost of these movements is estimated at $68,000,000 and will 
enable the Army to provide the capacity to meet increases in 
the demand for health care created as the Army repositions 
forces. This necessary funding is required to ensure that 
soldiers, particularly those returning from combat, and their 
families are able to access military health care.
      The conferees direct the Assistant Secretary of Defense 
for Health Affairs and the Surgeon General of the Army to 
coordinate an effort and report back to the congressional 
defense committees by June 29, 2007, on how these anticipated 
costs will be funded to ensure soldiers and their families 
affected by AMF and global positioning will have access to the 
health care they deserve.

                         Traumatic Brain Injury

      The conferees direct the Assistant Secretary of Defense 
for Health Affairs to submit a report to the congressional 
defense committees regarding the extent of, treatment of, and 
outreach to patients with traumatic brain injury, through 
military hospitals and outpatient clinics and their families. 
The report shall be submitted within 120 days after enactment 
of this Act, and it shall describe the Department's diagnosis 
and screening processes, communication procedures and policies 
for family members, and provide an accounting of funds budgeted 
and expended for this type of injury.

         Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense

      The conference agreement provides $254,665,000, as 
proposed by the Senate, instead of $259,115,000 as proposed by 
the House.
      The conference agreement on items addressed by either the 
House or the Senate is as follows: 


                            RELATED AGENCIES

               Intelligence Community Management Account

      The conference agreement provides $71,726,000 as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $57,426,000 as proposed by the House.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      The conference agreement retains a provision (Section 
1301), as proposed by both the House and Senate, which provides 
for the obligation of appropriations made available in this 
chapter until September 30, 2007.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1302), as proposed by the Senate, relating to general transfer 
authority.
      The conference agreement retains a provision (Section 
1303), as proposed by both the House and Senate, which provides 
for the obligation and expenditure of funds related to 
activities pursuant to section 504(a)(1) of the National 
Security Act of 1947.
      The conference agreement retains a provision (Section 
1304), as proposed by both the House and Senate, which 
prohibits funds provided in this chapter to finance programs or 
activities denied by Congress, or to initiate a new start 
program without prior notification to the congressional defense 
committees.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1305), as proposed by the Senate, relating to amounts 
transferred or credited to the Defense Cooperation Account.
      The conference agreement modifies a provision (Section 
1306), as proposed by both the House and Senate, which provides 
funds for support for counter-drug activities of the 
Governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1307), as proposed by the Senate, relating to the Commanders' 
Emergency Response Program.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1308), as proposed by the House, relating to submission of the 
Measuring Stability in Iraq report.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1309), as proposed by the Senate, relating to supervision and 
administrative costs associated with construction contracts in 
Iraq and Afghanistan.
      The conference agreement retains a provision (Section 
1310), as proposed by both the House and Senate, relating to 
U.S. contributions to NATO common-funded budgets.
      The conference agreement retains a provision (Section 
1311), as proposed by both the House and Senate, relating to 
permanent bases in Iraq.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1312), as proposed by the Senate, which prohibits funds to 
contravene laws or regulations promulgated to implement the 
United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, 
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
      The conference agreement deletes a provision, as proposed 
by the House (Section 1312), permitting the transfer of up to 
$100,000,000 from Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide to 
the Department of State ``Economic Support Fund'' to support 
provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 
conference agreement includes funds for this activity within 
the appropriation for the Iraq Freedom Fund.
      The conference agreement modifies a provision (Section 
1313), as proposed by the House, relating to the withholding of 
funds appropriated under certain headings until the Department 
of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget submit 
certain reports relating to Iraq and Afghanistan security 
forces.
      The conference agreement modifies a provision (Section 
1314), as proposed by the House, relating to contractor award 
fees.
      The conference agreement modifies a provision (Section 
1315), as proposed by the House, relating to the cost of 
Department of Defense contracts and number of contracted 
personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan by deleting the reduction of 
$815,000,000, increasing the amounts withheld pending a DoD 
report on contract costs and personnel, and clarifying the 
reporting requirements.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1316), as proposed by the House, which provides temporary 
authority to allow service members to designate a portion of 
their death gratuity benefit to someone other than next of kin.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1317), as proposed by the Senate, which provides up to 287 
heavy armored vehicles for force protection purposes in Iraq 
and Afghanistan.
      The conference agreement modifies a provision (Section 
1318), as proposed by the Senate, which requires the Secretary 
of Defense to inspect all military medical treatment facilities 
and military quarters housing medical hold and medical holdover 
personnel.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision, as 
proposed by the House (Section 1320), relating to the legal 
representation for soldiers pursuing claims through the Army 
Physical Disability Evaluation System. The conference agreement 
addresses this matter elsewhere in the joint explanatory 
statement.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1319), as proposed by the Senate, regarding the disarming of 
militias.
      The conference agreement modifies a provision (Section 
1320), as proposed by the Senate, relating to an independent 
assessment of the capabilities of the Iraqi security forces.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1321) which provides a one-time waiver of time limitations for 
the award of the Medal of Honor.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1322) that from funds appropriated in ``Other Procurement, 
Army'', in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006, 
$6,250,000 shall be transferred to ``Military Construction, 
Army''.
      The conference agreement includes a provision (Section 
1323) permitting the transfer of up to $110,000,000 from 
various appropriations to the Department of State ``Economic 
Support Fund'' to support programs in Pakistan.
      The conference agreement deletes a provision, as proposed 
by the House (Section 1319), which would have amended section 
l403(a) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization 
Act for fiscal year 2001 (as amended).
      The conference agreement deletes a provision, as proposed 
by the Senate (Section 1318), relating to the redevelopment of 
the industrial sector in Iraq. The conference agreement 
addresses this issue within the appropriation for the Iraq 
Freedom Fund.
      The conference agreement deletes a provision, as proposed 
by the Senate (Section 1319), to provide $1,500,000,000 for 
Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles. This matter is 
addressed within various appropriations in this chapter.

                               CHAPTER 4

                          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

                    ATOMIC ENERGY DEFENSE ACTIVITIES

                National Nuclear Security Administration

                    Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

      The conference agreement provides $150,000,000 for 
Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation activities by the National 
Nuclear Security Administration, as proposed by the House 
instead of $63,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within the 
amounts provided, $136,000,000 is included for the 
International Nuclear Materials Protection and Cooperation 
program, including $25,000,000 for Rosatom Weapons Complex 
activities to begin comprehensive security upgrades at Mayak 
plutonium facilities where Russia recently agreed to allow 
access to U.S. teams for cooperative security work; $87,000,000 
for the Megaports initiative to accelerate activities in host 
countries with seaports that have signed implementation 
agreements but are currently not funded to complete deployment 
of radiation detection equipment for scanning cargo containers; 
and $24,000,000 for additional high priority activities. 
Further the recommendation includes $14,000,000 for the Global 
Threat Reduction Initiative for Kazakhstan spent fuel security 
activities.
      Sec. 1401. The conference agreement includes a provision 
regarding National Nuclear Security Administration transfer 
authority.

                               CHAPTER 5

                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

              Office of the Under Secretary for Management

      The conferees agree with the Senate's concern that the 
management and administrative challenges facing the Department 
will increase unless a stronger focus is placed on hiring, 
training, and maintaining career leaders. In particular, the 
conferees are concerned that the Department and its components 
will not be able to function effectively when the change in 
administration occurs in 2009. The conferees direct the 
Department to provide, by July 20, 2007, a report on senior 
staffing, as proposed by the Senate. The conferees further 
direct the Government Accountability Office to assess the 
strengths and weaknesses of the report within 90 days after the 
Department submits the report. In addition, the conferees 
provide $900,000 in title IV of the bill for the Under 
Secretary for Management to award a grant or contract to the 
National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to undertake a 
study to compare the Department of Homeland Security's reported 
senior career and political staffing levels and senior career 
training programs with those of similarly structured cabinet-
level agencies. NAPA is an independent, non-partisan 
organization chartered by Congress to assist Federal, State, 
and local governments in improving their effectiveness, 
efficiency, and accountability. The conferees direct the 
Department to execute such grant or contract no later than the 
July 20, 2007, report submission date, and for NAPA to submit 
its report within six months thereafter.

                Office of the Chief Information Officer

      The Chief Information Officer is directed to submit to 
the Committees on Appropriations no later than 30 days after 
the date of enactment of this Act a report on the full costs to 
transition information to the Department of Homeland Security's 
primary data center. This report is to include, by departmental 
component: a schedule for data transition; costs for each 
fiscal year required to complete the transition; identification 
of items associated with the transition required to be procured 
and related procurement schedule; and identification of any 
transition costs provided in fiscal year 2007 or requested in 
the fiscal year 2008 President's budget. A report on the same 
elements for the data center to be selected in the summer of 
2007 shall be submitted to the Committees on Appropriations no 
later than 30 days after a final selection has been made.

                        Analysis and Operations

      The conferees provide an additional $15,000,000 in 
support of the State and local fusion center program, instead 
of $35,000,000 as proposed by the House. The Senate bill 
contains no similar provision. These funds, along with amounts 
made available to date in fiscal year 2007, will allow DHS to 
support 35 fully-operational centers by the end of 2008.
      Consistent with the House report, the conferees direct 
the Department's Chief Intelligence Officer to provide on-
going, quarterly updates to the Committees on Appropriations, 
starting on July 1, 2007, that detail progress in placing DHS 
homeland security intelligence professionals in State and local 
fusion centers. These reports shall include: the qualification 
criteria used by DHS to decide where and how to place DHS 
intelligence analysts and related technology; total 
expenditures to support each center to date and during the most 
recent quarter of the current fiscal year, in the same 
categorization as materials submitted to the Committees on 
Appropriations on March 23, 2007; the location of each fusion 
center, including identification of those with DHS personnel, 
both operational and planned; the schedule for operational 
stand-up of planned fusion centers; the number of DHS-funded 
employees located at each fusion center, including details on 
whether the employees are contract or government staff; the 
privacy protection policies of each center, including the 
number of facility personnel trained in Federal privacy, civil 
rights, and civil liberties laws and standards; and the number 
of local law enforcement agents at each center approved or 
pending approval to receive and review classified intelligence 
information.

              United States Customs and Border Protection

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conferees provide an additional $115,000,000 for 
Salaries and Expenses, instead of $100,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $140,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Included 
in this amount are funds to:
      (1) implement Security and Accountability For Every Port 
Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-347) requirements and advance goals 
of the Secure Freight Initiative to improve significantly the 
ability of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
target and analyze U.S.-bound cargo containers; expand the 
screening of such cargo overseas and the capacity to physically 
inspect containers; procure and integrate non-intrusive 
inspection equipment into inspection and radiation detection 
operations; and improve supply chain security, to include 
enhanced analytic and targeting systems using data collected 
via commercial and government technologies and databases;
      (2) support hiring of not less than an additional 600 CBP 
Officers, and additional intelligence and trade specialist and 
support positions for targeting and screening on the Northern 
Border, at overseas locations, and at the National Targeting 
Center, and staffing required for Northern Border Air and 
Marine Operations; and
      (3) transfer up to $5,000,000 to the Federal Law 
Enforcement Training Center for basic training costs associated 
with the additional personnel funded in this Act.
      The conferees direct CBP to submit expenditure and 
staffing plans for these additional funds to the Committees on 
Appropriations no later than 30 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act and prior to the obligation of the funds.
      The conferees direct CBP to sustain the current level of 
Border Patrol staffing on the Northern Border and to inform the 
Committees on Appropriations immediately if CBP does not expect 
to achieve its plan of having at least 1,179 Border Patrol 
agents permanently deployed to the Northern Border by the end 
of fiscal year 2007.

                        ALIEN SMUGGLING TRACKING

      The conferees are aware that CBP has established an 
Office of Alien Smuggling Interdiction (ASI), including three 
field-level Regional Carrier Liaison Groups. According to CBP, 
ASI facilitates the exchange of intelligence and information 
within CBP and between CBP and external agencies related to 
alien trafficking and smuggling; coordinates such efforts 
within CBP; and maintains close working relationships with 
other offices, including the Human Smuggling and Trafficking 
Center (HSTC), the Border Patrol, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The 
conferees agree such efforts are consistent with the CBP 
mission to interdict smuggling, but also coordination requires 
active CBP participation in the multi-agency HSTC. The 
conferees direct CBP and ICE jointly to brief the Committees on 
Appropriations no later than 60 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act on the role each agency plays in 
enforcing laws against human smuggling, how those missions are 
coordinated, and the timeline for placement of CBP detailees at 
the HSTC.

                              CONSTRUCTION

      The conferees have recently become aware of significant 
CBP construction program management lapses that may adversely 
impact deployment of new Border Patrol agents and endanger the 
successful implementation of border security initiatives. The 
conferees direct CBP to review and assess the staffing levels 
committed to facilities management and oversight and submit the 
Construction Master Plan required by Public Law 109-295 to the 
Committees on Appropriations as expeditiously as possible.

                   PERMANENT BORDER PATROL CHECKPOINT

      The conferees understand that CBP agrees that no 
permanent checkpoint will be planned for Southern Arizona 
without significant and direct community involvement. Any 
planned permanent checkpoint must: (1) be part of an overall 
network of border security technology and infrastructure, as 
well as an increase in personnel; (2) be designed to 
significantly reduce the number of illegal immigrants and the 
amount of contraband entering the U.S. through Arizona, and 
increase the security of our nation by employing technology and 
capabilities to detect individuals or implements associated 
with terrorism; and (3) contain attributes that reduce to a 
minimum the impact on the commerce and quality of life of 
communities. Prior to the operation of a possible permanent 
checkpoint in Southern Arizona, CBP must ensure that any 
temporary checkpoint be administered in a manner consistent 
with current case law, and address the checkpoint's impact on 
residents, legitimate travelers, and public safety.

 Air and Marine Interdiction, Operations, Maintenance, and Procurement

      The conferees provide an additional $120,000,000 for Air 
and Marine Interdiction, Operations, Maintenance, and 
Procurement, instead of $150,000,000 as proposed by the House 
and $75,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Included in this 
amount are funds to accelerate planned deployment of Northern 
Border Air and Marine operations. This includes: establishment 
of the final Northern Border air wing; procurement of assets, 
such as fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial 
systems, marine and riverine vessels, and other equipment; 
relocation of aircraft; site acquisition; and the design and 
building of facilities. The conferees direct CBP to submit an 
expenditure plan for the use of these funds to the Committees 
on Appropriations no later than 30 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act and prior to the obligation of the funds.

           United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conferees provide an additional $10,000,000 for 
Salaries and Expenses instead of $20,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The House bill contains no similar provision. Of this 
amount, $5,000,000 is provided to create a security advisory 
opinion review unit within the Visa Security Program consistent 
with the Senate report. The remaining $5,000,000 is provided 
for the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center (HSTC). The 
conferees intend that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 
(ICE) serve as the Department's lead at the HSTC, but also 
direct CBP, given its border protection, inspection, and 
interdiction missions, to fully participate in the HSTC. The 
conferees direct ICE to submit an expenditure plan for the use 
of the HSTC funds to the Committees on Appropriations no later 
than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act and prior 
to the obligation of the funds.

                 Transportation Security Administration

                           AVIATION SECURITY

      The conferees provide an additional $970,000,000 for 
Aviation Security instead of $1,250,000,000 as proposed by the 
House and $660,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within this 
total, $815,000,000 is for the procurement and installation of 
checked baggage explosives detection systems; $45,000,000 is 
for the expansion of checkpoint explosives detection pilot 
systems; and $110,000,000 is for air cargo security. Funding 
for the procurement and installation of checked baggage 
explosives detection systems and checkpoint explosives 
detection pilots is available until expended. Funding for air 
cargo security is available until September 30, 2009.
      The conferees direct the Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA) to utilize funding for explosives 
detection systems at airports that would derive significant 
security benefits, consistent with the optimal screening 
solutions prioritized in TSA's strategic plan for electronic 
baggage screening. As directed by the Senate, TSA shall submit 
a revised fiscal year 2007 explosives detection system 
expenditure plan to the Committees on Appropriations no later 
than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
      The conferees provide $45,000,000 for the deployment and 
pilot testing of advanced checkpoint explosives detection 
equipment and screening technologies to determine preferred 
operational and equipment protocols. The fiscal year 2008 
budget request identifies a number of emerging technologies 
that could be expedited so that airline passengers and carry-on 
baggage are screened for explosives, weapons, and other threat 
objects by the most advanced equipment currently under 
development. TSA has lagged behind in this area and should use 
this funding to accelerate this work. The conferees are 
disappointed that TSA failed to meet a January 23, 2007, 
deadline to submit a strategic plan for deployment of 
checkpoint technologies and direct TSA to expeditiously submit 
that strategic plan, as directed in the joint explanatory 
statement of managers accompanying the fiscal year 2007 
conference report (Report 109-699), and include these 
additional funds as part of this effort.
      The conferees provide $110,000,000 for air cargo 
security. This funding sets a path for all cargo carried on 
passenger aircraft to be screened. Within the amount provided, 
the conferees direct TSA to: (1) hire no fewer than 150 
additional air cargo inspectors to establish a more robust 
enforcement and compliance regime; (2) complete air cargo 
vulnerability assessments, as described in TSA's recent report 
on air cargo security for all Category X airports; (3) expand 
the National Explosives Detection Canine Program by no fewer 
than 170 additional canine teams; and (4) procure and install 
explosives detection systems, explosives trace machines, and 
other technologies to screen air cargo. The conferees permit a 
portion of these funds to be used for proprietary canine teams 
led by TSA, as proposed by the Senate. In addition, the 
conferees direct TSA to pursue canine screening methods 
utilized internationally, which focus on air samples taken from 
air cargo for explosives detection. Within 90 days after the 
date of enactment of this Act, TSA shall provide an expenditure 
plan detailing how it will utilize the $110,000,000 to increase 
the screening of air cargo carried on passenger aircraft.

                          FEDERAL AIR MARSHALS

      The conferees provide an additional $8,000,000 for 
Federal Air Marshals instead of $15,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The House bill contains no similar provision. Funding 
shall be used to support higher coverage on critical flights 
that would otherwise have had insufficient coverage. The 
conferees direct TSA to report back within 30 days from the 
date of enactment of this Act on how these additional funds 
will be allocated.

                    National Protection and Programs

           INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION AND INFORMATION SECURITY

      The conferees provide an additional $37,000,000 for 
Infrastructure Protection and Information Security instead of 
$25,000,000 as proposed by the House and $18,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of this total amount, $25,000,000 shall 
be to develop State and local interoperability plans in support 
of the state interoperable grant program; and $12,000,000 shall 
be to support implementation of new chemical security 
regulations.
      As outlined in the House report, the conferees direct the 
Office of Emergency Communications to work in conjunction with 
the Science and Technology Office of Interoperable 
Communications and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to 
support the efforts of State and local governments as they 
develop state interoperable communications plans. Within 30 
days from the date of enactment of this Act, DHS is directed to 
provide the Committees on Appropriations a detailed expenditure 
plan for execution of a nationwide state interoperable 
communications planning effort, including key milestones for 
achievement of the decisions necessary to support the Public 
Safety Interoperable Communications Grant Program. The 
conferees encourage the Department to allow States that do not 
use reallocated public safety spectrum to be eligible for the 
Public Safety Interoperable grant funds as long as their 
systems are compatible with those using reallocated spectrum.
      The conferees provide $12,000,000 to ensure that DHS is 
able to implement chemical facility security regulations 
efficiently and effectively as described in the Senate report.
      The conferees are concerned with the process used by the 
Office of Cyber Security to acquire access to a facility for a 
Secret Service-led computer forensics training program. While 
the conferees strongly support the Department's efforts to 
fight cyber-crime, the Department's first notification to 
Congress of this program was via a press release announcing the 
Secretary's ribbon cutting at the planned center. This approach 
represents a violation of the spirit, if not the letter, of 
section 503 of the Department of Homeland Security 
Appropriations Act, 2007 (Public Law 109-295). Within 30 days 
from the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary is 
directed to submit to the Committees on Appropriations a report 
providing a detailed description of the source and amount of 
funds to be used in support of the new program, the original 
purpose of each of the funding sources, a legal opinion 
providing the legal basis for the actions taken in establishing 
this activity, and the process that will be used in the future 
to ensure that Congress is informed in advance of any activity 
that could be construed as either creating new programs or 
making awards that do not involve an appropriate competitive 
solicitation of participants or service providers. In addition, 
the report shall include a justification outlining why this 
activity is properly undertaken by the Secret Service and DHS 
rather than the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the 
Department of Justice.

                        Office of Health Affairs

      The conferees provide $15,000,000 for the Office of 
Health Affairs instead of $18,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The House bill contains no similar funding. Of this 
amount, $4,000,000 is to support medical readiness, planning, 
and other activities tasked to this Office.
      The remaining $11,000,000 is for nuclear event public 
health assessment and planning. The Office of Health Affairs, 
in conjunction with appropriate agencies and national labs, 
shall: expeditiously develop plans for the response to, and 
model the effects of, a 0.1, 1.0 and 10 kiloton nuclear 
explosion on each tier one Urban Area Security Initiative 
(UASI) city, where such analysis has not already been 
completed; assess whether current response and recovery plans 
of all levels of government provide the greatest public health 
benefit; document what modifications and appropriate practices 
for responding to such an event would improve health outcomes; 
assess if identified affected distribution systems would be 
sufficient to support the proposed response; and set a 
strategy, in consultation with the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency and other appropriate agencies, to ensure consistent and 
sufficient delivery of information to the public, medical 
community, and first responders on appropriate protective 
actions to prepare for and respond to a nuclear attack.
      The Office of Health Affairs shall provide quarterly 
briefings to the Committees on Appropriations on the status of 
this assessment beginning three months after the date of 
enactment of this Act.
      In addition, of the amount made available for the 
assessment, up to $2,000,000 is for the National Academy of 
Sciences (NAS) to evaluate the Department's estimates of the 
effects of a nuclear attack and the current level of 
preparation in tier one UASI cities. NAS shall report on: 
available healthcare capacity to treat the affected population; 
treatments available for pertinent radiation illnesses; 
efficacy of medical countermeasures; the likely capability of 
the Federal, State, and local authorities to deliver available 
medical countermeasures in a timely enough way to be effective; 
and the overall expected benefit of available countermeasures 
and those in the development pipeline. NAS shall also assess 
the availability, quality, and benefit of public and medical 
education on reducing the illness and death associated with a 
nuclear attack. NAS shall submit its report to the Committees 
on Appropriations within 18 months after the date of enactment 
of this Act.
      The conferees note the Department has not finalized its 
Protective Action Guides for Radiological Dispersal Devices and 
Improvised Nuclear Device Incidents for Federal agencies, State 
and local governments, emergency responders, and the general 
public. This guidance would be critical in planning and 
responding to radiological incidents. The conferees direct the 
Department to finalize this guidance as quickly as possible.
      The conferees direct the Office of Health Affairs to 
submit an expenditure plan prior to the obligation of any funds 
provided under this heading. Funds are available until 
September 30, 2008.

                  Federal Emergency Management Agency

                     MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

      The conferees provide $25,000,000 for Management and 
Administration instead of $25,000,000 as proposed by the House 
for Salaries and Expenses and $20,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate for Administrative and Regional Operations. Within the 
funding provided, $10,000,000 is for disaster communications 
equipment to be placed in Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA) regions across the country; $2,500,000 is to strengthen 
interstate mutual aid agreements; $5,000,000 is for regional 
strike teams; $6,000,000 is for improvements for financial and 
information systems; $500,000 is for the Law Enforcement 
Liaison Office; $500,000 is for the Disability Coordinator; and 
$500,000 is for the National Advisory Council. The conferees 
include bill language prohibiting the obligation of this 
$25,000,000 until the Committees on Appropriations receive and 
approve an expenditure plan. Such plan should be submitted 
within 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act. Funds 
are available until September 30, 2008.
      The ``Management and Administration'' account combines 
the former ``Administrative and Regional Operations'' and 
``Readiness, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery'' accounts. A 
provision is included to transfer all funds in the 
``Administrative and Regional Operations'' and ``Readiness, 
Mitigation, Response, and Recovery'' accounts into the new 
``Management and Administration'' account.

                          NUCLEAR PREPAREDNESS

      The conferees are concerned that cities have little 
guidance available to them to better prepare their populations 
to react in the critical moments shortly after a nuclear event. 
The conferees direct FEMA, in conjunction with the Office of 
Health Affairs, to report on the general status and adequacy of 
public fallout shelters and other protective measures, as 
appropriate, and pre-planned guidance to the public in the tier 
one UASI cities. Further, FEMA shall report on how it is 
coordinating with State and local governments and the 
Department of Health and Human Services for delivery of 
prepackaged announcements with major radio and television 
outlets to assure immediate and helpful guidance after a 
nuclear attack.

                        STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS

      The conferees provide an additional $552,500,000 for 
State and Local Programs instead of $415,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $850,000,000 proposed by the Senate. Within the 
funding provided, $190,000,000 is for port security grants 
pursuant to the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act 
of 2006 (Public Law 109-347); $325,000,000 is for intercity 
rail passenger transportation, freight rail, and transit 
security grants; $35,000,000 is for regional catastrophic event 
planning grants and regional technical assistance; and 
$2,500,000 is for technical assistance programs.
      The conferees continue to be concerned about the 
Department's poor track record for awarding security grants on 
a timely basis. The additional funding provided in this Act for 
port security and rail and mass transit security grants shall 
be awarded by September 30, 2007. The conferees direct the 
Department to provide potential grant recipients with pending 
applications an opportunity to apply for these additional 
funds.
      The conferees provide $35,000,000 for all-hazard regional 
catastrophic event planning grants and regional technical 
assistance as proposed by the Senate. These funds are provided 
for grants and technical assistance to tier one UASI cities and 
other participating governments for the purpose of developing 
all-hazard regional catastrophic event plans and preparedness. 
FEMA Regional Offices are directed to work with the UASI areas 
in this effort. Plans and preparedness efforts must address 
every risk and include logistics, response (including mass 
evacuation and shelter-in-place), recovery, public education, 
and business outreach. The conferees include bill language 
prohibiting the obligation of funds for regional catastrophic 
event planning grants and regional technical assistance until 
the Committees on Appropriations receive and approve an 
expenditure plan. The conferees direct FEMA to provide the 
expenditure plan by July 1, 2007, so as not to delay this 
important initiative. The Department shall report to the 
Committees on Appropriations no later than January 15, 2008, 
regarding the results of this effort.
      The conferees recognize that the majority of grant 
dollars are spent on first responder equipment at the State and 
local level. To be effective, it is imperative that first 
responders are also trained to properly use and maintain the 
equipment. Therefore, the conferees provide $2,500,000 to the 
technical assistance program for operation and maintenance 
training on detection and response equipment. The program must 
be competitively awarded. Funds are available until September 
30, 2007.

                EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANTS

      The conferees provide an additional $100,000,000 for 
Emergency Management Performance Grants. The conferees do not 
include bill language proposed by the Senate to provide funds 
for expenses related to the Nationwide Plan Review.
      The conferees are concerned by the findings of the 
Department's Plan Review, which found that emergency management 
plans across the country are not up-to-date or systematic. 
State and local emergency management agencies use Emergency 
Management Performance Grants to enhance their emergency 
management capabilities and to link efforts regionally and 
nationwide. The conferees direct FEMA to provide guidelines 
encouraging State and local governments to address the findings 
identified in the Nationwide Plan Review. The conferees also 
direct FEMA to brief the Committees on Appropriations regarding 
the status of successfully addressing the Nationwide Plan 
Review findings no later than June 29, 2007.

           United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

      The conferees agree to provide an additional $10,000,000 
for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services instead 
of $30,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House bill 
contains no similar provision. The conferees understand that 
there are approximately 170,000 immigration applications and 
petitions awaiting security checks by the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation. These funds are provided under the terms and 
conditions listed in the Senate report, including a restriction 
from obligation until the Committees on Appropriations receive 
a specific plan that describes how this security check backlog 
will be addressed comprehensively.

                         Science and Technology

           RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, ACQUISITION, AND OPERATIONS

      The conferees provide an additional $10,000,000 for 
Research, Development, Acquisition, and Operations instead of 
$15,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House bill contains 
no similar provision. The conferees direct that this funding be 
used for research on improved air cargo screening technologies 
to protect aircraft from explosives and other harmful 
materials, as discussed in the Senate report. None of the funds 
shall be used to continue, beyond the current timeframe, 
ongoing air cargo pilots. The benefits and findings from these 
pilots should be made available to all stakeholders as quickly 
as possible.

                   Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

                 RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND OPERATIONS

      The conferees provide an additional $39,000,000 for 
Research, Development and Operations as proposed by the Senate. 
The House bill contains no similar provision. Within the 
funding provided, $5,000,000 is to enhance detection links 
between seaports and railroads as authorized in Section 121(i) 
of Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006 
(Public Law 109-347); $8,000,000 is to accelerate development 
and deployment of detection systems at international rail 
border crossings; and $26,000,000 is for development and 
deployment of a variety of screening technologies at aviation 
facilities as discussed in the Senate report. Funding is 
available until expended.

                          SYSTEMS ACQUISITION

      The conferees provide an additional $223,500,000 for 
Systems Acquisition instead of $400,000,000 as proposed by the 
House. The Senate bill contains no similar provision. Funding 
shall be used to acquire and deploy additional radiation portal 
monitors at all locations DHS determines necessary. No funds 
shall be used to acquire advanced spectroscopic portal monitors 
until the Secretary of Homeland Security certifies that these 
systems will achieve a significant increase in operational 
effectiveness. If the Secretary is unable to certify an 
increase in operational effectiveness, the conferees direct the 
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office to acquire currently 
available radiation portal monitors. Funds are available until 
expended.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

      Section 1501.--The conferees modify a provision proposed 
by both the House and Senate that clarifies Federal preemption 
of State and local chemical site security regulations. The 
conferees also modify a House provision on information security 
standards for chemical facility vulnerability information.
      Sec. 1502.--The conferees include a provision proposed by 
the Senate that precludes the Department from using funds in 
this Act or provided by P.L. 109-295 to carry out 
reorganization authority. The House bill contains no similar 
provision.
      Sec. 1503.--The conferees include a provision proposed by 
the Senate that mandates that the Department of Homeland 
Security require all contracts that provide award fees to link 
such fees to successful acquisition outcomes. The House bill 
contains no similar provision.
      The conferees do not include a provision proposed by the 
Senate regarding the Domestic Preparedness Equipment Technical 
Assistance Program.

                               CHAPTER 6

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conferees agree to provide $6,437,000 for the House 
of Representatives for business continuity and disaster 
recovery. Inasmuch as this item relates solely to the House, 
and in accord with long practice under which each body 
determines its own housekeeping requirements and the other 
concurs without intervention, the managers on the part of the 
Senate, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
House, have receded to the amendment of the House.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement provides $374,000 to the 
Government Accountability Office to remain available until 
September 30, 2008. This is the same amount as proposed by the 
Senate. The House bill carried no such provision.

                               CHAPTER 7

                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

      NATO Security Investment Program (NSIP) reimbursement for 
military construction in Afghanistan.--The conferees understand 
that military construction projects carried out in Afghanistan 
may be eligible for reimbursement under NSIP. The conferees 
therefore direct the Department of Defense to aggressively 
pursue NSIP funding for military construction in Afghanistan 
and review all future projects for NSIP eligibility.

                      Military Construction, Army

      The conferees agree to provide $1,255,890,000 for 
Military Construction, Army, instead of $1,329,240,000 as 
proposed by the House and $1,261,390,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The funds are provided as follows:

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                                                                                                   Conference
                  Location                        Project description            Request           agreement
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CO Fort Carson.............................  Unit Operations Facilities...  .................         18,000,000
GA: Fort Stewart...........................  Unit Operations Facilities...  .................         30,500,000
KS: Fort Riley.............................  Site Prep, Accelerated BCT...          1,500,000          1,500,000
KS: Fort Riley.............................  Unit Operations Facilities...  .................         24,000,000
KY: Fort Campbell..........................  Unit Operations Facilities...  .................         18,000,000
MD: Fort Meade.............................  Military Intelligence Admin/          42,000,000         42,000,000
                                              Ops Center.
MO: Fort Leonard Wood......................  Trainee Barracks Complex.....  .................         77,100,000
NY: Fort Drum..............................  Unit Operations Facilities...  .................         14,600,000
NC: Fort Bragg.............................  Unit Operations Facilities...  .................         11,800,000
TX: Fort Bliss.............................  Unit Operations Facilities...  .................         38,000,000
TX: Fort Hood..............................  Unit Operations Facilities...  .................         18,000,000
WW: Unspecified............................  Growing the Force Projects,    .................
                                              Various Locs500,000,000.
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  Bulk Fuel Storage, Phase 1...          9,500,000          9,500,000
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  Bulk Fuel Storage, Phase 2...         25,000,000         25,000,000
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  CMU Barracks.................         17,000,000         17,000,000
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  Communications System                  8,200,000          8,200,000
                                              Facility.
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  Electrical Distribution/              17,500,000         17,500,000
                                              Utility Chase.
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  New Roads....................         26,000,000  .................
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  Perimeter Fence and Guard              8,900,000          8,900,000
                                              Towers.
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  RSOI Surge Area..............         14,000,000         14,000,000
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  Storm Water Collection.......          5,600,000          5,600,000
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  Water Treatment and                   22,000,000         22,000,000
                                              Distribution.
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  WWTP and Sewer Collection....         16,500,000         16,500,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Freedom/Asabalad to             17,500,000         17,500,000
                                              Blessing.
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Naray to Kamdash.......         27,000,000         27,000,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Asmar to Naray.........          9,700,000          9,700,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Jalalabad to Shali Kot.         15,000,000         15,000,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--South of Jalalabad.....          6,800,000          6,800,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Through Sharana........          7,300,000          7,300,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--West of Orgun-E........          7,300,000          7,300,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--South of Sharana.......         33,000,000         33,000,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Khowst to BSP9.........          7,900,000          7,900,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--FB Chamkani to Pakistan         13,000,000         13,000,000
                                              Border.
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--West of Khowst.........          9,700,000          9,700,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--North of Waza Kwah.....         36,000,000         36,000,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Qalat to Mazan.........         30,000,000         30,000,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Qalat to Shinkay.......         57,000,000         57,000,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Tarin Kowt to Oshay....         34,000,000         34,000,000
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Crossings 1 to 2 (BAF            3,550,000          3,550,000
                                              to Kabul).
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Crossings 2 to 3 (BAF              790,000            790,000
                                              to Kabul).
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Road--Crossing 3 to 5KM (BAF           3,550,000          3,550,000
                                              to Kabul).
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Dry Stream Bed Crossing 1              8,300,000          8,300,000
                                              (BAF to Kabul).
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Dry Stream Bed Crossing 2              8,300,000          8,300,000
                                              (BAF to Kabul).
Afghanistan: Various Locations.............  Dry Stream Bed Crossing 3             34,000,000         34,000,000
                                              (BAF to Kabul).
Iraq: AI Asad..............................  Detainee Interrogation                 5,500,000  .................
                                              Facility.
Iraq: AI Asad..............................  Electrical Infrastructure             14,600,000         14,600,000
                                              Upgrades.
Iraq: AI Asad..............................  Heavy Aircraft Apron.........         14,400,000         14,400,000
Iraq: AI Asad..............................  Runway With Shelters.........         13,600,000         13,600,000
Iraq: AI Asad..............................  Transient Aircraft Apron.....          4,150,000          4,150,000
Iraq: AI Asad..............................  Water Storage Tanks..........         14,000,000         14,000,000
Iraq: Camp Anaconda........................  CJSOAC Operations Center.....          3,450,000          3,450,000
Iraq: Camp Anaconda........................  North Entry Control Point....          7,400,000          7,400,000
Iraq: Camp Anaconda........................  POL Tanks....................          9,900,000          9,900,000
Iraq: Camp Anaconda........................  South Entry Control Point....          7,500,000          7,500,000
Iraq: Camp Anaconda........................  Truck Lane Access Road.......          2,600,000          2,600,000
Iraq: Camp Anaconda........................  Water Storage Tanks..........         10,000,000         10,000,000
Iraq: Camp Anaconda........................  Water Wells..................          2,200,000          2,200,000








Iraq: Various Locations....................  Facilities Replacement.......         96,000,000  .................
Iraq: AI Asad..............................  Facilities Replacement.......  .................         23,000,000
Iraq: Camp Adder...........................  Facilities Replacement.......  .................          1,800,000
Iraq: Camp Anaconda........................  Facilities Replacement.......  .................          7,000,000
Iraq: Camp Speicher........................  Facilities Replacement.......  .................         19,000,000
Iraq: Oayyarah West........................  Facilities Replacement.......  .................          1,800,000
Iraq: Scania...............................  Facilities Replacement.......  .................          2,400,000
Iraq: Victory Base.........................  Facilities Replacement.......  .................         33,000,000
Iraq: Various Locations....................  Facilities Replacement--AT/FP  .................          8,000,000
Iraq: Various Locations....................  Life Support Areas...........         75,000,000  .................
Iraq: AI Asad..............................  Life Support Areas...........  .................         16,500,000
Iraq: Camp Adder...........................  Life Support Areas...........  .................          8,500,000
Iraq: Camp Anaconda........................  Life Support Areas...........  .................          8,500,000
Iraq: Camp Speicher........................  Life Support Areas...........  .................          8,500,000
Iraq: Victory Base.........................  Life Support Areas...........  .................         33,000,000
Worldwide: Unspecified.....................  Planning and Design (Growing         151,700,000        151,700,000
                                              the Force).
Worldwide: Unspecified.....................  Planning and Design (GWOT)...         23,900,000         22,000,000
                                                                           -------------------------------------
    Total..................................  .............................      1,289,290,000      1,255,890,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Coordination of military road construction in 
Afghanistan.--The conferees agree to include a provision, as 
proposed by the House, to prohibit the obligation or 
expenditure of $369,690,000 in funds until the Secretary of 
Defense submits a detailed report on the coordination of 
military road construction in Afghanistan with NATO and 
coalition nations. The Senate bill contained no similar 
provision.
      Growing the Force, Army.--The conferees agree to provide 
$401,700,000 for construction and planning and design efforts 
in support of the Army's proposed permanent end-strength 
increase of up to 65,000 soldiers. The conferees are concerned, 
however, about the lack of an overall plan to station and 
accommodate these increases with the necessary facilities. The 
conferees therefore agree to include language that prohibits 
the obligation and expenditure of these funds until the 
Secretary of Defense submits a Grow the Force Stationing Plan 
that includes the following for the entire 65,000-soldier 
increase: the new units to be created and the number of 
soldiers in each such unit; the specific increases in the 
number of soldiers to existing units; the installation where 
each new unit or augmented unit will be located; the estimated 
dates of initial operational capability and full operational 
capability of each new unit; the types of temporary and 
permanent facilities required (including family housing) and 
the estimated cost; and any other pertinent information. This 
report also shall provide the same information, where 
appropriate, for the proposed increase of 8,200 personnel to 
the Army National Guard and the proposed increase of 1,000 
personnel to the Army Reserve.
      Permanent bases in Iraq.--The conferees agree to include 
a provision, as proposed by the Senate, to prohibit the 
obligation or expenditure of $274,800,000 in funds until the 
Secretary of Defense certifies that none of these funds are to 
be used for the permanent basing of U.S. military personnel in 
Iraq. The House bill contained no similar provision.

              Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

      The conferees agree to provide $370,990,000 for Military 
Construction, Navy and Marine Corps, instead of $389,300,000 as 
proposed by the House and $347,890,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The funds are provided as follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   Conference
                  Location                        Project description            Request           agreement
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AZ: MCAS Yuma..............................  Grow the Force Interim                        --          1,200,000
                                              Facilities Site Prep.
CA: MCAS Miramar...........................  Grow the Force Interim                        --          4,800,000
                                              Facilities Site Prep.
CA: Camp Pendleton.........................  Grow the Force Interim                        --         39,730,000
                                              Facilities Site Prep.
CA: Twentynine Palms.......................  Grow the Force Interim                        --         27,340,000
                                              Facilities Site Prep.
HI: MCB Hawaii.............................  Grow the Force Interim                        --          2,170,000
                                              Facilities Site Prep.
NC: Camp Lejeune...........................  3/9 Maintenance/Operations            41,490,000         41,490,000
                                              Complex.
NC: Camp Lejeune...........................  BEQ, Hadnot Point............         40,560,000         40,560,000
NC: Camp Lejeune...........................  EOD Building FC292 Addition..          2,570,000          2,570,000
NC: Camp Lejeune...........................  Mess Hall....................         16,100,000         16,100,000
NC: Camp Lejeune...........................  MP Company Operations Complex          5,800,000          5,800,000
NC: Camp Lejeune...........................  Regimental Headquarters                8,600,000          8,600,000
                                              Addition.
NC: Camp Lejeune...........................  Truck Company Maintenance/Ops          9,150,000          9,150,000
                                              Complex.
NC: Camp Lejeune...........................  Grow the Force Interim                        --         50,660,000
                                              Facilities Site Prep.
NC: MCAS Cherry Point......................  Grow the Force Interim                        --         27,050,000
                                              Facilities Site Prep.
NC: MCAS New River.........................  Grow the Force Interim                        --            850,000
                                              Facilities Site Prep.
Djibouti: Camp Lemonier....................  Electrical Power Plant.......         17,990,000         17,990,000
Djibouti: Camp Lemonier....................  Wastewater Treatment.........         19,700,000         19,700,000
Djibouti: Camp Lemonier....................  Water Production.............         18,310,000                 --
Djibouti: Camp Lemonier....................  Water Storage................          5,630,000          5,630,000
Worldwide: Unspecified.....................  Unspecified Construction.....        153,800,000                 --
Worldwide: Unspecified.....................  Planning and Design (GWOT)...          4,600,000          3,400,000
Worldwide: Unspecified.....................  Planning and Design (Growing          46,200,000         46,200,000
                                              the Force).
                                                                           -------------------------------------
    Total..................................  .............................        390,500,000        370,990,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Growing the Force, Marine Corps.--The conferees agree to 
provide $324,270,000 for construction and planning and design 
efforts in support of the Marine Corps' proposed permanent end-
strength increase of up to 27,000 marines. The conferees are 
concerned, however, about the lack of an overall plan to 
station and accommodate these increases with the necessary 
facilities. The conferees therefore agree to include language 
that prohibits the obligation and expenditure of these funds 
until the Secretary of Defense submits a Grow the Force 
Stationing Plan that includes the following for the entire 
27,000-marine increase: the new units to be created and the 
number of marines in each such unit; the specific increases in 
the number of marines to existing units; the installations 
where each new unit or augmented unit will be located; the 
estimated dates of initial operational capability and full 
operational capability of each new unit; the types of temporary 
and permanent facilities required (including family housing) 
and the estimated cost; and any other pertinent information.

                    Military Construction, Air Force

      The conferees agree to provide $43,300,000 for Military 
Construction, Air Force, instead of $60,200,000 as proposed by 
the House and $34,700,000 as proposed by the Senate. The funds 
are provided as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   Project                    Conference
           Location              description      Request     agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.......  Hot Cargo Pad      7,300,000    7,300,000
                                and Access
                                Road.
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.......  Parallel          49,000,000   33,000,000
                                Taxiway.
Worldwide: Unspecified.......  Planning and       3,900,000    3,000,000
                                Design.
                                               -------------------------
    Total....................  ...............   60,200,000   43,300,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Parallel Taxiway, Bagram, Afghanistan.--The conferees 
agree to provide $33,000,000 to extend the existing parallel 
taxiway at Bagram, rather than the $49,000,000 requested to 
build a new taxiway. One of the justifications for this project 
provided by the Deparment of Defense is to allow for parking 
expansion to accommodate wide-body aircraft. The conferees 
note, however, that the Administration's March 9 revisions 
deleted the Strategic Aircraft Ramp from the original request, 
indicating that it no longer considers such expansion to be a 
priority.

               Base Realignment and Closure Account 2005

      The conferees agree to provide $3,136,802,000 for the 
Base Realignment and Closure Account 2005 as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate.

                    General Provisions--This Chapter

      The conferees agree to include a modified general 
provision related to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
      The conferees agree to include a general provision 
proposed by the Senate related to the Armed Forces Institute of 
Pathology. The House bill contained no similar provision.

                               CHAPTER 8

                 DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs

                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $870,658,000 for 
Diplomatic and Comular Programs, instead of $966,954,000 as 
proposed by the House and $815,796,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Within the total under this heading, $96,500,000 is for 
World Wide Security Upgrades and is available until expended, 
instead of $102,155,000 as proposed by the House and 
$70,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes the transfer of 
$258,000 to the United States Commission on International 
Religious Freedom from within the funds provided under the 
heading as proposed by the House. The Senate included no 
similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes $20,000,000 under this 
heading for public diplomacy programs, as proposed by the 
Senate. The House included the same amount for this purpose, 
but did not include the language in the bill.
      The conferees recognize that public diplomacy activities, 
when effectively implemented, engage and inform foreign 
audiences, communicate and advocate policies of the United 
States, and convey shared interests and values across the 
globe. These activities are important in building the goodwill 
and cooperation that is necessary for the United States to 
achieve our foreign policy and national security goals. The 
conferees believe that although there has been increased 
attention on public diplomacy efforts since the terrorist 
attacks of September 11, 2001, a more focused interagency 
effort is necessary. Therefore, the conferees direct that the 
Secretary of State develop a comprehensive, interagency 
strategy for public diplomacy programming in predominantly 
Muslim countries, as proposed by the Senate, including 
programming efforts via various media. The conferees expect the 
plan to include planned expenditures, by category, of funding 
available in fiscal year 2007 for public diplomacy activities, 
as proposed by the House. The conferees direct the report to be 
provided to the Committees on Appropriations not later than 45 
days after the enactment of this Act.
      The conference agreement includes $750,000,000 for 
Diplomatic and Consular Programs relating to Iraq, instead of 
$790,641,000 as proposed by the House and $723,896,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees understand that a 
Memorandum of Agreement between the Departments of State and 
Defense was finalized on February 27, 2007, specifying 
operational requirements, authorities, and responsibilities 
shared between the U.S. Mission in Iraq and the Multi-National 
Forces in Iraq. The conferees recognize that the assumptions on 
which the request was based may have changed. Therefore, the 
conference agreement includes bill language withholding from 
obligation twenty percent of the amount made available under 
this heading for Iraq operations until the Committes on 
Appropriations receive and approve a detailed expenditure plan 
of funding for such operations, similar to language proposed by 
the House. The Senate bill included no similar provision.
      The fiscal year 2005 Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations Act (P.L. 109-13) included $592,000,000 for the 
construction of a new embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq, based 
on a number of 1,157 desks and 619 beds. The conferees are 
dismayed to learn that the Department of State continues to 
plan for an increase in staffing of thirty percent in desks and 
an increase of ninety-six percent in beds above the amount 
approved by the Congress. Therefore, the conferees direct the 
Secretary of State, in consultation with the U.S. Chief of 
Mission in Iraq, to undertake a review of the current personnel 
plan for the Mission in Iraq and provide justification for the 
deviation from the 2005-approved plan prior to obligation of 
funding under this heading. The conferees expect a report on 
the new embassy compound personnel requirements in light of the 
available office space, including a housing plan from the 
Overseas Buildings Operations Bureau, not later than 45 days of 
enactment of this Act.
      The conference agreement does not include language under 
this heading included in the House bill providing up to 
$50,000,000 to establish and maintain a civilian reserve corps. 
Instead, the conference agreement includes a modified general 
provision similar to language in section 1712 of the Senate 
bill.
      The conference agreement includes a provision directing 
the Office of Management and Budget to apportion $15,000,000 
appropriated in the fiscal year 2006 Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations Act (P.L. 109-148) for Emergencies in the 
Diplomatic and Consular Service funding, as proposed by the 
Senate. The House included no similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes a provision similar to 
that proposed by the Senate authorizing the transfer of up to 
$20,000,000 from funds made available under this heading to the 
Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service account only 
for the payment of terrorism rewards. The House bill included 
no similar provision.
      The conferees concur with language included in the House 
report denying funds requested for salaries and allowances for 
new domestic staff positions and to lease additional space.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.
      The conference agreement allocates funding as follows:

                                        DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS
                                                 (In thousands)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Account                              Request       House        Senate     Conference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afghanistan.................................................      $47,155      $82,155      $55,000      $79,000
World Wide Security Upgrades (non-add)......................       47,155       82,155       55,000       79,000
Iraq........................................................      823,941      790,641      723,896      750,000
Sudan.......................................................       21,900       21,900       16,900       19,400
World Wide Security Upgrades (non-add)......................       20,000       20,000       15,000       17,500
Public Diplomacy............................................       20,000       20,000       20,000       20,000
Bureau of Intelligence and Research.........................            0        2,000            0        2,000
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom..........            0          258            0          258
Civilian Reserve Corps (up to authority) \1\................            0       50,000     [50,000]     [50,000]
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
    Total--Diplomatic and Consular Programs.................      912,996      966,954      815,796     870,658
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Note: Numbers in brackets are ``non-adds''.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $36,500,000 for the 
Office of the Inspector General as proposed by the Senate, 
instead of $46,800,000 as proposed by the House. Within the 
amount provided under this heading, $35,000,000 is for a 
transfer to the Special Inspector General for Iraq 
Reconstruction (SIGIR) to conduct oversight work on 
reconstruction projects in Iraq, $1,300,000 is for the 
Department of State Inspector General's oversight work related 
to operations in Iraq, and $200,000 is for the Department of 
State Inspector General's oversight work related to operations 
in Afghanistan.
      The conferees direct the SIGIR to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations not later than 90 days of 
enactment of this Act on the number of personnel, contract 
services, and budgetary needs of SIGIR at the time of the 
report and the projected operational requirements for the 
remainder of fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2008. The 
conferees intend that the report specifically address the 
personnel and resource requirements of section 2 of P.L. 109-
440. The SIGIR shall inform the Committees on Appropriations 
regarding the enactment of any legislation subsequent to the 
submission of the report which imposes additional oversight 
responsibilities on SIGIR or which otherwise affects its 
operational requirements.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement includes $20,000,000 for 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs as proposed by the 
House, instead of $10,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees concur with language in the Senate report 
regarding support for a pilot program, which would create a 
two-way exchange component of the Youth Exchange and Study 
program.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

                      International Organizations

              CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

      The conference agreement includes $50,000,000 for 
Contributions to International Organizations, instead of 
$59,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House bill included 
no similar provision.
      These funds are intended to pay arrears to organizations 
that are involved in global efforts to combat international 
terrorism and to prevent the spread of avian influenza.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

        CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

      The conference agreement provides $288,000,000 for 
assessed costs of U.N. peacekeeping operations as proposed by 
the House instead of $200,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. 
Within the total provided under this heading, $184,000,000 is 
for the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon, $16,000,000 is for the 
U.N. Mission in Timor Leste, and $88,000,000 is intended for a 
potential U.N. mission in Chad, as proposed by the House. The 
Senate bill included funding for Chad under the Peacekeeping 
Operations account.
      The conferees direct that if funds are not obligated for 
a U.N. mission in Chad by August 15, 2007, the Department of 
State should consult with the Committees on Appropriations on 
the funding needs for other priority missions within the 
Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities 
account.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

                             RELATED AGENCY

                    Broadcasting Board of Governors

                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

      The conference agreement includes $10,000,000 for 
International Broadcasting Operations as proposed by the House 
and the Senate.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

           United States Agency for International Development

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

                CHILD SURVIVAL AND HEALTH PROGRAMS FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $161,000,000 for the 
Child Survival and Health Programs Fund account, as proposed by 
the House and the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes language, similar to 
that proposed by the Senate, providing authority to the 
President to use funding under the Millennium Challenge 
Corporation and Global HIV/AIDS Initiative accounts to combat 
an avian influenza pandemic, if he determines that the human-
to-human transmission of the avian influenza virus is efficient 
and sustained, and is spreading internationally. The conferees 
note that this is the highest threat level of the World Health 
Organization's Global Influenza Preparedness Plan. The 
conferees expect the Office of Management and Budget to request 
reimbursement of any funds used from the Millennium Challenge 
Corporation and Global HIV/AIDS Initiative accounts in the 
event the President exercises this authority.
      The conferees endorse House report language requiring a 
report on planned expenditures not later than 45 days of 
enactment of this Act.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

              INTERNATIONAL DISASTER AND FAMINE ASSISTANCE

      The conference agreement includes $165,000,000 for 
International Disaster and Famine Assistance, instead of 
$135,000,000 as proposed by the House and $187,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total provided under this heading, not less 
than $45,000,000 is for Iraq, not less than $44,000,000 is for 
Sudan, not less than $20,000,000 is for Somalia, and not less 
than $16,000,000 is for assistance for internally displaced 
persons in and near Kabul, Afghanistan. The remaining 
$40,000,000 is included for unmet or unforeseen humanitarian 
assistance requirements in countries such as the Central 
African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 
and Uganda.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

   OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL 
                              DEVELOPMENT

      The conference agreement includes $8,700,000 for 
operating expenses of the United States Agency for 
International Development (USAID), instead of $10,700,000 as 
proposed by the House and $5,700,000 as proposed by the Senate. 
The conferees provide additional funding for security and other 
operating costs associated with USAID personnel in Afghanistan.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

   OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL 
                              DEVELOPMENT

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

      The conference agreement includes $3,500,000 for 
operating expenses of the USAID Office of Inspector General as 
proposed by the House instead of $4,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conferees intend that the additional funding is for 
expenses associated with oversight of the expanded programs in 
Afghanistan and Iraq.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

                  Other Bilateral Economic Assistance

                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

      The conference agreement includes $2,649,300,000 for the 
Economic Support Fund, instead of $2,953,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $2,602,200,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $1,574,000,000 for Iraq 
under this heading, instead of $1,887,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $1,524,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Of the amounts provided for Iraq, the conferees include 
$57,400,000 for economic and social development programs in 
areas of conflict in Iraq, and intend these funds to be used to 
counter extremist elements in that country. The conferees 
provide the U.S. Chief of Mission in Iraq with the 
responsibility for policy decisions and justification for the 
use of these funds. The conferees do not support the Department 
of State proposal to provide assistance directly to Iraqi 
political parties, as contained in the budget request 
justification materials, and note that these funds are in lieu 
of those requested for the Political Participation Fund and the 
National Institutions Fund.
      The conference agreement includes not less than 
$95,000,000 for the Community Action Program, instead of 
$75,000,000 as proposed by the House and $100,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of the funds provided for the Community 
Action Program under this heading, the conferees instruct that 
not less than $5,000,000 be provided for the Marla Ruzicka 
Iraqi War Victims Fund as proposed by the Senate. The House did 
not include a similar provision.
      The conferees concur with language in the House report 
requiring a report on the ethnic and geographic distribution of 
U.S. assistance programs in Iraq, specifically to the Nineveh 
Plain region.
      The conference agreement includes $737,000,000 for 
assistance for Afghanistan, instead of $743,000,000 as proposed 
by the House and $686,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of the 
funds provided for Afghanistan, the conference agreement 
provides $10,000,000 for the Afghan Civilian Assistance Program 
as proposed by the Senate. The House included no similar 
provision.
      The conference agreement provides $295,000,000 for 
assistance for Lebanon, instead of $300,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $265,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees note that language establishing conditions on 
assistance for Lebanon is included under the general provisions 
for this chapter.
      The conference agreement includes $3,000,000 for 
environmental remediation and health activities in Vietnam, 
instead of $3,200,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House did 
not include a similar provision. The conferees endorse language 
in the Senate report regarding this matter, and stipulate that 
prior to the obligation of these funds the Committees on 
Appropriations be consulted on the planned use of the funds. 
The conferees recommend that these funds be matched, to the 
maximum extent possible, with contributions from other public 
and private sources.
      The conference agreement includes $2,000,000 for 
assistance for Uganda as proposed by the Senate. The House did 
not include a similar provision. The conferees endorse language 
in the Senate report regarding this matter, and stipulate that 
prior to the obligation of these funds the Committees on 
Appropriations be consulted on the planned use of the funds.
      The conference agreement includes $5,000,000 for 
assistance for Nepal, instead of $6,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The House did not include a similar provision. The 
conferees intend these funds be used to support elections and 
for demobilization and reintegration of former combatants. The 
conferees endorse language in the Senate report regarding this 
matter, and stipulate that prior to the obligation of these 
funds the Committees on Appropriations be consulted on the 
planned use of the funds.
      The conference agreement includes $5,000,000 for typhoon 
reconstruction assistance for the Philippines, instead of 
$6,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House did not include 
a similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes $10,300,000 for 
assistance for Jordan under this heading. The conferees intend 
these funds to be used to improve basic education, health, 
water and sanitation services in Jordanian communities that 
have experienced a significant influx of Iraqi refugees.
      The conference agreement does not provide $110,000,000 
for Pakistan under this heading, as proposed by the Senate. The 
House did not include a similar provision.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.
      The conference agreement allocates funding as follows:

                                              ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Account  ($ in thousands)                       Request      House      Senate    Conference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Iraq:
Security:
  Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs)........................     720,000     620,000     660,000     620,000
  Community Action Program (CAP)................................      50,000      75,000     100,000      95,000
    Marla Ruzicka Iraqi War Victims Fund........................           0           0       5,000       5,000
  Community Stabilization Program (CSP).........................     384,000     354,000     384,000     354,000
  Local Governance Program......................................     100,000     100,000      90,000      90,000
    Subtotal Security...........................................   1,254,000   1,149,000   1,234,000   1,159,000
Economic:
  Private Sector Agribusiness Development.......................      75,000      75,000      70,000      70,000
  Strengthen Financial Markets..................................      12,500      12,500      10,000      10,000
  Financial Market Development..................................      12,500      12,500      10,000      10,000
  Targeted Development Programs.................................          --          --          --      57,400
    Subtotal Economic...........................................     100,000     100,000      90,000     147,400
Political:
  National Capacity Development.................................     180,000     160,000     140,000     140,000
  Policy, Subsidy, Legal and Regulatory Reform..................     110,000      90,000      60,000      60,000
  Democracy.....................................................     428,000     388,000          --          --
  Civil Society Development.....................................          --          --          --      67,600
    Subtotal Political..........................................     718,000     638,000     200,000     267,600
  Provided under Democracy Fund.................................          --          --   [385,000]   [250,000]
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Subtotal--Iraq ESF..........................................   2,072,000   1,887,000   1,524,000   1,574,000
Afghanistan:
  Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs)........................     117,000     217,000     144,000     174,000
  Rural Development.............................................     120,000     160,000     125,000     155,000
  Agriculture...................................................      13,000      13,000      25,000      19,000
  Governance Capacity Building..................................      21,000      21,000    [25,000]      25,000
  New Power Generation Construction.............................      40,000      40,000      40,000      40,000
  Rural Road Construction.......................................     342,000     292,000     342,000     314,000
  Civilian Assistance Program...................................          --          --      10,000      10,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Subtotal--Afghanistan ESF...................................     653,000     743,000     686,000     737,000
Lebanon:
  Budget Support500,000500,000500,000500,000....................
  Project Assistance............................................      50,000      50,000      15,000      45,000
  Provided under Democracy Fund.................................          --          --    [35,000]     [5,000]
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Subtotal--Lebanon ESF.......................................     300,000     300,000     265,000     295,000
  Sierra Leone Special Court....................................          --       3,000          --       3,000
Jordan:
  Basic Education and Health Activities.........................          --          --          --      10,300
  Permissive Transfer from Iraq PRT Funding (non-add)...........          --          --   (100,000)          --
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Subtotal--Jordan ESF........................................          --          --          --      10,300
  Nepal Elections and Peace Process.............................          --          --       6,000       5,000
  Democratic Republic of the Congo Governance and Peace Process.          --      15,000          --      15,000
  Liberian Presidential Personal Security.......................          --       5,000          --         \1\
  Uganda Peace Process..........................................          --          --       2,000       2,000
  Vietnam Environment and Health Programs.......................          --          --       3,200       3,000
  Philippines Reconstruction....................................          --          --       6,000       5,000
                                                                 ===============================================
        Total--ESF..............................................   3,135,000   2,953,000   2,602,200   2,649,300
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Funding for this purpose is included under the Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related
  Programs account.

          ASSISTANCE FOR EASTERN EUROPE AND THE BALTIC STATES

      The conference agreement includes $229,000,000 for 
Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States for 
assistance for Kosovo, instead of $239,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $214,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees endorse the reporting requirement included in the 
House report regarding the proposed pledge of funds.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                             Democracy Fund

      The conference agreement provides $260,000,000 for 
Democracy Fund, instead of $465,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The House provided funding for this purpose under the 
requested accounts. The conference agreement includes the 
following amounts in the accounts requested: $125,000,000 for 
assistance for Iraq; $25,000,000 for assistance for 
Afghanistan; $15,000,000 for assistance for Kosovo; and 
$30,000,000 for assistance for Lebanon.
      The conference agreement provides a total of $250,000,000 
for democracy, human rights and rule of law programs in Iraq, 
of which $190,000,000 is for the Human Rights and Democracy 
Fund (HRDF) of the Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, 
Human Rights, and Labor, and $60,000,000 is for USAID. The 
conferees direct that funds included under this heading for 
assistance for Lebanon be made available to the HRDF, and that 
of the funds included for media and democracy programs in 
Somalia, $3,000,000 be made available to USAID, and $2,000,000 
to the HRDF.
      The conference agreement includes language, similar to 
that proposed by the Senate, requiring the Secretary of State 
to submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations not 
later than 60 days after enactment of this Act describing a 
comprehensive, long-term strategy, with goals and expected 
results, for strengthening and advancing democracy in Iraq. 
This report should be developed in consultation with USAID, and 
should include the anticipated funding required for successful 
implementation of the strategy in subsequent fiscal years.
      The conferees endorse language in the Senate report 
regarding the conduct of appropriate rule of law programs 
concurrently with activities to professionalize the Afghan 
National Police.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.
      The conference agreement allocates funding as follows:

                                                 DEMOCRACY FUND
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Account ($ in thousands)                      Request       House        Senate     Conference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afghanistan.................................................     [21,000]          \1\       25,000          \2\
Iraq:
  Continuation of Democracy Programs........................    [181,600]          \1\      200,000      200,000
  Political Participation Fund..............................     [42,800]          \1\       19,400          \2\
  National Institutions Fund (including Parliament).........     [76,000]          \1\       38,000          \2\
  Human Rights..............................................     [40,000]          \1\       40,000       40,000
  Women's Programs..........................................     [10,000]          \1\       10,000       10,000
  Provincial Funds via PRTs.................................     [32,000]          \1\       32,000          \2\
  Security for International Election Monitors..............     [17,600]          \1\       17,600          \2\
  International Visitors Program............................      [8,000]          \1\        8,000          \2\
  Support for Media.........................................     [20,000]          \1\       20,000          \2\
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal--Iraq..........................................    [428,000]    [388,000]      385,000      500,000
Kosovo:
  Legislative Reform........................................      [2,000]          \1\        2,000          \2\
  Conflict Mitigation.......................................      [5,000]          \1\        5,000          \2\
  Institution/Capacity Building.............................      [8,000]          \1\        8,000          \2\
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal--Kosovo........................................     [15,000]          \1\       15,000          \2\
Lebanon:
  Strength the Rule of Law..................................  ...........          \1\       10,000          \2\
  Municipal Capacity Building...............................  ...........          \1\       20,000          \2\
  Promote Consensus Building................................  ...........          \1\        5,000  ...........
  Democracy Programs........................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        5,000
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal--Lebanon.......................................     [35,000]          \1\       35,000        5,000
Somalia:
  Media and Democracy Programs..............................  ...........  ...........        5,000        5,000
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal--Somalia.......................................  ...........  ...........        5,000        5,000
        Total--DF...........................................  ...........  ...........      465,000      260,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ The House included these funds in the accounts requested.
\2\ The conference agreement includes these funds in the accounts requested.

          INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $257,000,000 for 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement, instead of 
$334,500,000 as proposed by the House and $210,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement includes the 
rescission of $13,000,000 in prior appropriations as proposed 
by the Senate. House bill did not include a similar provision.
      The conferees endorse language included in the Senate 
report denying funding for construction of corrections 
facilities.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.
      The conference agreement allocates funding as follows:

                               INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Account  ($ in thousands)                     Request       House        Senate     Conference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Iraq......................................................      200,000      180,000      150,000      150,000
Afghanistan.................................................  ...........       94,500  ...........       47,000
Lebanon.....................................................       60,000       60,000       60,000       60,000
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
    Total--INCLE............................................      260,000      334,500      210,000      257,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

      The conference agreement includes $130,500,000 for 
Migration and Refugee Assistance, instead of $111,500,000 as 
proposed by the House and $143,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement provides not less than 
$5,000,000 to rescue Iraqi scholars, as proposed by the Senate. 
The House bill did not include a similar provision. The 
conferees endorse language on this matter in the Senate report 
and urge the Department of State to act expeditiously to 
develop and implement a plan for resettling Iraqi scholars.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.
      The conference agreement allocates funding as follows:

                                        MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Account  ($ in thousands)                     Request       House        Senate     Conference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afghanistan.................................................  ...........  ...........       18,000       16,000
Iraq........................................................       15,000       15,000       65,000       45,000
Allocated to Other Countries................................            0            0       60,000            0
Unallocated for Unforeseen Requirements.....................       56,500       96,500  ...........       69,500
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
    Total--MRA..............................................       71,500      111,500      143,000      130,500
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE FUND

      The conference agreement includes $55,000,000 for the 
United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund 
as proposed by the Senate, instead of $35,000,000 as proposed 
by the House.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement includes $57,500,000 for 
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related 
Programs, instead of $87,500,000 as proposed by the House and 
$27,500,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees 
$25,000,000 for border security programs in Jordan, and include 
$5,000,000, as proposed in the House bill under ``Economic 
Support Fund'', for the protection of the Liberian President.
      The conferees direct the Secretary of State to submit to 
the Committees on Appropriations not later than 30 days after 
enactment of this Act a report on strengthening the personal 
security of President of South Sudan. This report shall include 
a spending plan for the use of funds appropriated in fiscal 
year 2007, including from Peacekeeping Operations or 
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related 
Programs.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

                       Department of the Treasury

               INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

      The conference agreement includes $2,750,000 for 
International Affairs Technical Assistance as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

                          MILITARY ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM

      The conference agreement includes $265,000,000 for the 
Foreign Military Financing Program, instead of $260,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $220,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conference agreement includes $220,000,000 for 
assistance for Lebanon and $45,000,000 for assistance for 
Jordan.
      The conferees recognize that Jordan is a key ally of the 
United States in the region and affirm the special transfer 
authorities of the President under section 614(a) of the 
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 should additional emergency 
security assistance for Jordan be required.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

      The conference agreement includes $230,000,000 for 
Peacekeeping Operations, instead of $225,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $323,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees endorse language in the House report 
directing the Department of State to report on the status of 
implementation of the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) 
mandate and to provide a timetable for a hybrid U.N./AMIS 
peacekeeping force in Darfur.
      The conferees direct the Secretary of State to submit a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations not later than 30 
days after enactment of this Act, and every 30 days thereafter 
until September 30, 2008, detailing the obligation and 
expenditure of funds made available under this heading. The 
conferees request that this information be provided on a 
country-by-country basis, with descriptive information on 
activities supported.
      Funds under this heading are provided on an emergency 
basis.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      Section 1801. Authorization of Funds--The conference 
agreement includes a general provision authorizing the 
expenditure of funds provided by this title, as proposed by the 
Senate (sec. 1701). The House bill did not include a similar 
provision.
      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate extending the availability of 
funds (sec. 1702).
      Sec. 1802. Extension of Oversight Authority--The 
conference agreement includes a general provision extending the 
authority of the Special Inspector General for Iraq 
Reconstruction through fiscal year 2007, as proposed by the 
Senate (sec. 1703). The House proposed a similar provision 
(sec. 1801) extending the authority for both fiscal years 2007 
and 2008.
      Sec. 1803. Lebanon--The conference agreement includes a 
general provision restricting certain assistance for Lebanon, 
similar to language proposed by the House (sec. 1802) and the 
Senate (sec. 1706).
      Sec. 1804. Debt Restructuring--The conference agreement 
includes a general provision permitting the use of funds made 
available in fiscal year 2007 for debt restructuring to assist 
Liberia, as proposed by both the House and Senate.
      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision authorizing the transfer of funds under the Economic 
Support Fund account to other accounts for assistance for 
Jordan, as proposed by the Senate (sec. 1705).
      Sec. 1805. Government Accountability Office--The 
conference agreement includes a new provision requiring that 
the Department of State support personnel from the Government 
Accountability Office (GAO) for periods of not less than 45 
days to conduct oversight in Iraq. The conferees expect that 
housing and office space, appropriate for handling classified 
materials, for three GAO personnel would be provided in 
Baghdad's International Zone.
      Sec. 1806. Human Rights and Democracy Fund--The 
conference agreement includes a general provision regarding the 
management responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary of State 
for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, as proposed by the 
Senate (sec. 1707). The House bill included no similar 
provision.
      Sec. 1807. Inspector General Oversight of Iraq and 
Afghanistan--The conference agreement modifies a general 
provision from the Senate bill (sec. 1708) regarding certain 
authorities of the Department of State's Inspector General. The 
House bill included no similar provision.
      Sec. 1808. Funding Tables--The conference agreement 
modifies a general provision from the Senate bill (sec. 1709) 
requiring that certain funds provided in this chapter be made 
available for programs and countries in the amounts contained 
in the respective tables included in this Statement of 
Managers, subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations. The House bill included no 
similar provision.
      Sec. 1809. Spending Plan and Notification Procedures--The 
conference agreement modifies a general provision included in 
the Senate bill (sec. 1711) regarding the submission of a 
report detailing planned expenditures for funds appropriated 
under the headings in this chapter. The House bill included no 
similar general provision.
      Sec. 1810. Conditions on Assistance for Pakistan--The 
conference agreement includes a provision requiring the 
Secretary of State to submit an implementation plan to the 
Committees on Appropriations before any nonproject assistance 
is made available to the Government of Pakistan. This report 
shall detail the process by which the use of these funds will 
be determined and overseen, as well as outline the benchmarks 
for the use of these funds. The report shall also detail the 
United States and Pakistani entities responsible for 
implementation and oversight, and assess their operational 
capacity. The conferees expect the spending plan to include 
detailed information on assistance by sector and program, 
project, and activity. This report shall also indicate which 
``FATA Sustainable Development Plan'' sub-sector is supported 
by each program, project, or activity. The conferees also 
direct that $5,000,000 of the funds made available for Pakistan 
under the heading ``Economic Support Fund'' be provided for 
political party development and election observation programs 
to the Human Rights and Democracy Fund.
      Sec. 1811. Civilian Reserve Corps--The conference 
agreement modifies language proposed by the House (under the 
heading ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'') and by the Senate 
(sec. 1712) authorizing the Secretary of State to make 
available up to $50,000,000 to support and maintain a civilian 
reserve corps.
      Sec. 1812. Coordinator for Iraq Assistance--The 
conference agreement includes a provision concerning the 
appointment and duties of a new Coordinator for Iraq 
Assistance, as proposed by the House. The Senate bill included 
no similar provision. The conferees expect the Coordinator to 
consult on a regular and ongoing basis with the U.S. Chief of 
Mission in Iraq.

                               CHAPTER 9

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the House related to the mission capabilities of units deployed 
to Iraq.
      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the House related to the deployment of units in Iraq.
      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the House related to the early redeployment of troops to Iraq.
      The conference agreement includes modified House and 
Senate language establishing benchmarks and timetables for the 
redeployment of U.S. combat forces from Iraq.

      TITLE II--ADDITIONAL HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY

      Funding in this title provides continuing support for 
hurricane disaster relief and recovery. One of the groups that 
has been most adversely affected are the children in the Gulf 
Coast region. The conferees provide additional funding of 
$4,610,000,000 to the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
Disaster Relief fund. This funding can help continue to address 
the needs of the estimated 372,000 students affected by 
Hurricane Katrina. The Disaster Relief fund includes support 
for public assistance grants to repair and reconstruct school 
buildings, replace contents in schools including books and 
desks, and provide portable classrooms. A provision included in 
this legislation mandates that the full cost of the assistance 
to affected States, applied for prior to enactment of this Act, 
is borne by the federal government.
      The supplemental also provides $30,000,000 in emergency 
assistance for the public elementary and secondary schools most 
severely impacted by the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes in order to 
help them recruit and retain high quality classroom teachers 
for the children returning to these communities.
      The supplemental also extends the availability of 
$550,000,000 in emergency funds provided for the Title XX 
Social Services Block Grant in 2006 that will otherwise expire 
on September 30, 2007. A portion of these funds will be used to 
provide behavioral health services, foster care, protective, 
and day care services for children.

                               CHAPTER 1

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                    GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

      Sec. 2101. The conference agreement includes a general 
provision that would allow the Secretary of Agriculture to 
continue to enroll eligible participants into the Emergency 
Forestry Conservation Reserve Program (EFCRP) as proposed by 
the Senate. The EFCRP was created in the aftermath of Hurricane 
Katrina to assist forest landowners with the restoration of 
damaged timber stands.
      The conference agreement does not include additional 
hurricane disaster assistance for livestock, irrigated crops, 
or citrus as proposed by the House. Qualifying losses are 
covered under the Agriculture Assistance title.

                               CHAPTER 2

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                       Office of Justice Programs

               STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE

      The conference agreement includes $50,000,000 for Edward 
Byrne Discretionary Grants for State and local law enforcement, 
instead of $170,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House 
did not include this funding. This funding is provided for 
local law enforcement initiatives in the Gulf Coast region 
related to the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The 
conferees agree that funding shall be distributed to the States 
in relation to their level of violent crime as estimated by the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report for 
2005.
      The conference agreement does not include $100,000,000 
for Edward Byrne Discretionary Grants for State and local law 
enforcement for security related to the 2008 Presidential 
Conventions. As proposed by the Senate, the funds would have 
been distributed equally between the host cities of Denver, 
Colorado and St. Paul, Minnesota. The House proposed no 
funding.

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

                  OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES

      The conference agreement includes $110,000,000 under this 
heading, instead of $120,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
$165,900,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, the 
Senate proposal included $60,400,000 for a salmon fishery 
disaster along the Klamath River. The House provided funding 
for this purpose in a different title. The conferees agree to 
provide funding for the consequences of this disaster in Title 
III of this Act.
      The conferees provide: $24,000,000 for the Office of 
Coast Survey and the Office of Response and Restoration to 
conduct scanning and mapping as well as to provide debris 
removal in Louisiana's traditional fishing grounds; $85,000,000 
for assistance programs authorized under section 115 of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Reauthorization Act of 2006, of which funding shall be 
distributed to eligible recipients in States most affected by 
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; and $1,000,000 for real-time 
observations and forecasts for critical marine navigation at 
the next highest priority seaports along the northern Gulf of 
Mexico, and to continue to repair and replace tide gauge 
stations throughout the entire region which are critical 
components to coastal shipboard navigation and storm surge 
information.
      The conferees direct the Department of Commerce to work 
with the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama and 
other appropriate entities to distribute assistance funding 
based on an assessment of the needs of the fishing industries 
in those States. The conferees direct the Department of 
Commerce to notify the Committees on Appropriations on the 
allocation of funds provided under this heading for the above 
activities no later than 15 days prior to obligation of such 
funds.

             NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

                        EXPLORATION CAPABILITIES

      The conference agreement includes $35,000,000 for risk 
mitigation projects at the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA), as proposed by the House. The Senate did 
not include funding under this heading.

                    GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

      The conference agreement includes language to allow NASA 
to use previously appropriated emergency funds to cover 
hurricane response expenses incurred in fiscal year 2005.

                               CHAPTER 3

                      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL

                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                       Corps of Engineers--Civil

                              CONSTRUCTION

      The conference agreement provides $25,300,000 for 
``Construction'', instead of $37,080,000 as proposed by the 
House and $150,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. These funds 
are provided for necessary expenses related to the consequences 
of Hurricane Katrina and other hurricanes of the 2005 season, 
and may be used to continue construction of projects related to 
interior drainage for the greater New Orleans metropolitan 
area.

                 FLOOD CONTROL AND COASTAL EMERGENCIES

      The conference agreement provides $1,407,700,000 for 
``Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies'' as proposed by the 
Senate instead of $1,300,000,000 as proposed by the House. 
Additional funding for this account is provided under title 
III.
      The Conferees include $107,700,000 to construct interim 
flood and storm damage reduction measures recommended in the 
Chief of Engineers report dated December 31, 2006, entitled 
``Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program, Interim Report'', 
at full federal expense.
      Funds provided in Public Law 109-148, the third emergency 
supplemental appropriations act of 2006, were intended to 
complete the West Bank and vicinity and Lake Pontchartrain and 
vicinity, Louisiana, projects. However, the magnitude of the 
effort required to provide the pre-Katrina authorized levels of 
protection is now recognized to be much greater than originally 
anticipated. Accordingly, $1,300,000,000 is included to 
complete the pre-Katrina authorized level of protection for the 
West Bank and vicinity project as well as make progress toward 
providing authorized protection for the remaining portions of 
the Lake Pontchartrain and vicinity project.
      The Conferees are aware that the Corps of Engineers is 
considering the placement of interim protective structures at 
the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal to provide an enhanced 
measure of protection against storm surges traveling up the 
Mississippi River Gulf Outlet or the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway 
until authorized permanent protective measures can be designed 
and built. The Conferees support this use of Flood Control and 
Coastal Emergency funds made available under P.L. 109-234. The 
Corps is reminded that a potentially catastrophic emergency 
situation continues to exist at the Inner Harbor and encourages 
the Corps to employ all legitimate emergency means and 
authorities to ensure that some enhanced level of interim 
protection can be put into place during 2007, and that 
permanent protective structures can be completed by 2010.
      Additionally, a provision is included to allow the 
reallocation of funds provided in chapter 3 of Public Law 109-
234 under the heading ``Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies'' 
for projects in the greater New Orleans area. The provision 
requires any reallocation of funds be approved by the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations. The Conferees are aware of 
only one instance where the reallocation of funds is advisable, 
the provision of permanent protection at the Inner Harbor 
Navigation Canal. While the Conferees recognize there may be 
future circumstances where the use of this authority will be 
desirable, the Corps is instructed to use it judiciously.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      Sec. 2301. The conference agreement includes a provision 
relating to reimbursements to local governments for expenses 
incurred for eligible storm and flood damage reduction 
activities.
      Sec. 2302. The conference agreement includes a provision 
related to the utilization of funds provided under Public Law 
109-234.
      Sec. 2303. The conference agreement includes a provision 
directing the study of the effectiveness of pumping stations 
and other alternatives at specific sites in New Orleans.
      Sec. 2304. The conference agreement includes a provision 
directing the acceleration of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet 
study, as practicable.

                               CHAPTER 4

                     SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                     Disaster Loans Program Account

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement modifies the House and Senate 
proposals and provides for the use of $25,069,000 in 
unobligated balances of the Disaster Loans Program Account to 
be used for administrative expenses. The House and Senate 
recommended $25,069,000 as a new appropriation.
      The conference agreement also provides that $25,000,000 
in unobligated balances shall be used for the Small Business 
Administration Disaster Loans Program for Economic Injury 
Disaster Loans. Not more than $8,750,000 may be used for 
administrative expenses. The Senate proposed a direct 
appropriation as part of section 2401. The House did not 
include similar language.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed as Senate section 2401 regarding Economic Injury 
Disaster Loans.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed as Senate section 2402 to extend the HUBZone program 
and to terminate the Small Business Competitive Demonstration 
Program.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed as Senate section 2403 to modify the Reservist 
Program.

                                CHAPTERS

                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

      Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding

      The conferees understand the Office of the Federal 
Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding is working on several 
initiatives, such as working with the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency (FEMA) to advance public assistance projects, 
including those that focus on education and criminal justice; 
working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
(HUD) on a public housing plan; and developing a plan to 
transition evacuees into permanent housing. The conferees agree 
that the housing problem in the Gulf Coast is especially 
daunting and expect the Office of the Federal Coordinator for 
Gulf Coast Rebuilding to take a leadership role in order to 
ensure progress is made. The focus of the Office of the Federal 
Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding should not only be on 
public housing but also on other HUD programs including Section 
202, Section 811, and rental assistance. The conferees expect 
that a near-term goal is to develop housing solutions for all 
evacuees. The conferees direct the Office of the Federal 
Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding to provide quarterly 
progress reports to the Committees on Appropriations outlining 
monthly progress on ongoing initiatives, factors delaying 
progress, and the goals and expectations against which progress 
is being measured.

                  FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

                            Disaster Relief

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conferees provide $4,610,000,000 for Disaster Relief 
instead of $4,310,000,000 as proposed by the House and Senate. 
The conferees agree with the House report requiring the 
Government Accountability Office to review how FEMA develops 
its estimates of the funds needed to respond to any given 
disaster.
      The conferees provide that $4,000,000 of the amount 
provided be transferred to the Office of Inspector General to 
increase oversight of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma 
expenditures and eliminate waste, fraud and abuse, as proposed 
by the House.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

      Sec. 2501.--The conferees include provisions proposed by 
the House and Senate eliminating the State and local match 
requirement for certain Federal assistance applied for prior to 
enactment of this Act pursuant to Title IV of the Stafford Act 
in response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma, and Dennis in 
Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, and Alabama. The 
conferees direct FEMA to apply the cost share waiver to all 
eligible projects for which a ``request for public assistance 
form'' has been submitted and for other needs assistance that 
has been applied for by an individual prior to enactment of 
this Act.
      Sec. 2502.--The conferees include a provision proposed by 
the House and Senate restoring FEMA's ability to forgive 
Community Disaster Loans that were issued in response to 
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This is consistent with previous 
disasters. This provision is retroactive to the date of 
enactment of P.L. 109-234 and P.L. 109-88, as proposed by the 
House.
      Sec. 2503.--The conferees include a provision proposed by 
the House and Senate extending the availability of utilities 
assistance for those leases negotiated by State and local 
governments and reimbursed by FEMA. This provision is 
retroactive to the date of enactment of P.L. 109-234, as 
proposed by the House.

                               CHAPTER 6

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                         National Park Service

                       HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND

      The conference agreement provides $10,000,000 for the 
historic preservation fund instead of $15,000,000 as 
recommended by the Senate and no funding recommended by the 
House. The agreement includes the bill language and 
instructions recommended by the Senate.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      Sec. 2601. The conference agreement modifies language 
proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement makes a 
technical correction to P.L. 109-234 permitting $500,000 of 
emergency Hurricane Katrina disaster funds provided in fiscal 
year 2006 to be transferred from the National Park Service 
Historic Preservation Fund account to the National Recreation 
and Preservation account. These funds will be used for 
hurricane related reconstruction activities.

                               CHAPTER 7

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

                            Higher Education

      The conference agreement includes $30,000,000 for grants 
to institutions of higher education impacted by Hurricanes 
Katrina or Rita. The House bill and Senate amendment also 
proposed $30,000,000 for grants to institutions of higher 
education, but used different eligibility criteria to define 
how the funds should be allocated. The conferees direct the 
Secretary to allocate funds to interested eligible institutions 
based on their share of unreimbursed expenses, including 
tuition and fees revenue lost, expenses incurred in remediating 
the effects of the hurricanes, and estimated construction costs 
for repairing and replacing campus buildings. These data should 
reflect revenue lost and expenses incurred through the current 
semester of this academic year.
      The conferees direct the Department to disburse these 
funds within 60 days of the date of enactment of this act. The 
conferees also direct the Department to brief the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate on 
the proposed methodology for allocating these funds prior to 
any action notifying the public of the availability of these 
funds.

                      Hurricane Education Recovery

      The conference agreement provides $30,000,000 for grants 
to hurricane-impacted States and local educational agencies to 
build the capacity of public schools that were forced to 
suspend operations due to Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita. 
The House bill and Senate amendment also proposed $30,000,000 
for this purpose, but used different criteria regarding the use 
and distribution of the funds. The conferees request that the 
Department of Education provide quarterly reports to the House 
Committee on Education and Labor; the Senate Committee on 
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations on the use of this 
emergency assistance, including amounts paid for recruitment 
incentives such as performance pay, relocation, and housing.

                 PROGRAMS TO RESTART SCHOOL OPERATIONS

      The conference agreement modifies bill language proposed 
by the House and Senate to expand the uses of funds provided 
for emergency aid to restart school operations appropriated in 
Public Law 109-148 to include costs associated with recruitment 
and retention of educators and other activities to assist in 
building the capacity of public schools that were forced to 
suspend operations due to Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita. 
The House bill and Senate amendment had similar language.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      Sec. 2701. The conference agreement modifies bill 
language proposed by the House and Senate providing flexibility 
to eligible States and local educational agencies in the use of 
emergency aid to restart school operations appropriated in 
Public Law 109-148.
      Sec. 2702. The conference agreement includes a provision 
similar to that proposed by the House and the Senate that 
extends until September 30, 2009, the availability of emergency 
title XX Social Services Block Grant funds provided to the 
States affected by the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes under the 
Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to 
Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic 
Influenza Act, 2006.
      Sec. 2703. The conference agreement includes language 
permitting the Secretary of Health and Human Services to grant 
waivers modifying three provisions of the Ryan White State HIV/
AIDS grants for four States affected by the 2005 Gulf Coast 
hurricanes. The Senate amendment included similar language. The 
House bill did not include a similar provision.

                               CHAPTER 8

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                     Federal Highway Administration

                          FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

                        EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $682,942,000 for the 
Emergency Relief Program, instead of $388,903,000 as proposed 
by the Senate. The House had no similar funding provision. The 
conference agreement also includes language that waives the 
per-State per-disaster limitation for the 2005-2006 winter 
storms which severely impacted forty counties in the State of 
California. In taking this action, the conferees make eligible 
the costs associated with this disaster that exceed the 
statutory limitation but do not prioritize them above the costs 
associated with any other disaster eligible for emergency 
relief assistance. The conference agreement eliminates the 
total current backlog of formal and pending requests for 
emergency relief funding.
      The cost of providing these funds is offset by a 
rescission of an equal amount of the unobligated balances of 
funds apportioned to the states under chapter 1 of title 23, 
United States Code, excluding safety programs and funds set 
aside within the state for population areas. The conferees 
direct the FHWA to administer the rescission by allowing each 
state maximum flexibility in making adjustments among the 
apportioned highway programs.

                     Federal Transit Administration

                             FORMULA GRANTS

      The conference agreement includes $35,000,000, instead of 
$75,000,000 as proposed by the Senate, for the Federal Transit 
Administration's formula grant program for emergency expenses 
associated with the continuation of transit services in 
communities severely impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 
The conferees direct that funding shall be allocated by the 
Secretary both for operating expenses necessary to keep transit 
services affordable for local residents as well as for capital 
costs associated with the replacement of rolling stock 
destroyed by the hurricanes. The conferees direct the Federal 
Transit Administration to make this assistance available 
without requirement for local match. The House included no 
similar appropriation.

              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                      Office of Inspector General

      The conference agreement provides $7,000,000 for the 
Office of the Inspector General instead of $10,240,000 as 
proposed by the House and $5,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. 
These funds shall be used to meet the necessary HUD OIG 
expenses related to the auditing and oversight of HUD funds 
provided previously to address the consequences of Hurricanes 
Katrina and Rita. These funds shall remain available until 
expended, as proposed by the Senate. The conferees believe that 
the oversight of emergency CDBG funds is an important 
responsibility for the HUD IG to ensure that disaster funds 
provided for the Gulf are used efficiently and effectively. The 
conferees expect the OIG to establish benchmarks to identify 
the effective use of these funds.
      Since this is a substantial increase of funding for the 
OIG, the conferees direct that these supplemental funds not be 
used solely to increase the number of OIG staff. The conferees 
cannot be certain that resources will be available to annualize 
the costs of such a substantial staffing boost. Rather, the 
conferees expect the OIG to view these supplemental resources 
as non-recurring and focus these resources on a multi-year 
effort targeted solely on HUD-related investigations and audits 
related to the emergency CDBG and other HUD funds provided to 
rebuild the Gulf region and house low-income tenants.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      The conference agreement includes a general provision as 
proposed by the House to extend until December 31, 2007 the 
existing authority to waive Section 8 income eligibility and 
tenant contribution requirements for the Disaster Voucher 
Program. The Senate did not include a similar provision.
      The conference agreement modifies a general provision 
proposed by both the House and Senate that temporarily exempts 
specific categories of public housing authorities from the new 
12-month formula for the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance 
program. To the extent a demonstration of need is made, the 
specific categories are as follows: 1) public housing agencies 
impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; and 2) public housing 
agencies that are under receivership or declared to be in 
breach of their Annual Contributions Contract. Public housing 
agencies that spent more than the total of their allocated 
funds for 2005 and 2006 may not receive a higher allocation. 
The conference agreement does not include an exemption for 
public housing authorities operating under the Moving to Work 
program as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes a new general provision 
that extends until December 31, 2007, the provision of Sec. 901 
of Public Law 109-148. This provision will continue to allow 
public housing authorities in the most heavily impacted areas 
in Mississippi and Louisiana the flexibility to combine 
separate funding streams to assist tenants and reconstruct and 
rehabilitate low-income rental housing.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the House to extend the funds associated with the 
Disaster Voucher Program because Congress has been assured by 
senior level officials from the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD) that HUD will obligate all remaining funds 
prior to September 30, 2007.

               TITLE III--OTHER EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS

                               CHAPTER 1

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

                  OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES

      The conferees provide $60,400,000, as proposed by the 
House and the Senate, for disaster relief for commercial salmon 
fishermen and other eligible entities along the coasts of 
California and Oregon due to the 2006 salmon fishery failure in 
the Klamath River as designated under section 312(a) of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 
U.S.C. 1861a(a)) and declared by the Secretary of Commerce on 
August 10, 2006.

                               CHAPTER 2

                      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL

                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                       Corps of Engineers--Civil

                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

      The conference agreement provides $3,000,000 for 
``Operation and Maintenance'' as proposed by the Senate. Funds 
are provided for emergency dredging needs due to the effects of 
hurricanes of the 2005 season.

                 FLOOD CONTROL AND COASTAL EMERGENCIES

      The conference agreement provides $150,000,000 for 
``Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies'' as proposed by the 
Senate in title II. Funds are provided for repairs to eligible 
Federal facilities damaged by natural disasters and emergency 
drought assistance.

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                         BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

                      WATER AND RELATED RESOURCES

      The conference agreement provides $18,000,000 for ``Water 
and Related Resources'' as proposed by the Senate.

                               CHAPTER 3

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                       Bureau of Land Management

                        WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement provides $100,000,000 of 
emergency funding for wildland fire management activities of 
the Department of the Interior as proposed by both the House 
and the Senate.

                UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

                          RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

      The conference agreement provides $7,398,000 of emergency 
funding for activities related to avian flu within the resource 
management account as recommended by both the House and the 
Senate.

                         NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

                 OPERATION OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

      The conference agreement provides $525,000 of emergency 
funding for activities related to avian flu within the 
Operation of the National Park System account as recommended by 
both the House and the Senate.

                    UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

                 SURVEYS, INVESTIGATIONS, AND RESEARCH

      The conference agreement provides $5,270,000 of emergency 
funding for activities related to avian flu within the Surveys, 
Investigations, and Research account as recommended by both the 
House and the Senate.

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                             Forest Service

                         NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM

      The conference agreement includes $12,000,000 of 
emergency funding for the national forest system as recommended 
by the Senate instead of no funding as recommended by the 
House. The conference agreement is consistent with the Senate 
proposal to increase drug eradication on national forest system 
lands and clarifies that these funds should be used for law 
enforcement against all types of drug traffickers. The managers 
agree that funding should be directed for increased staffing, 
equipment, training and cooperative agreements to increase 
protection of national forest lands in areas that face the 
highest concentration of drug-trafficking activity.

                        WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement provides $400,000,000 of 
emergency funding for wildland fire management activities of 
the Forest Service as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      Section 3301. The conference agreement replaces language 
recommended by the House in section 4501 and language 
recommended by the Senate in Title II, section 2601, dealing 
with payments for county schools and other purposes. The 
agreement makes one-time payments to States in the same amounts 
and in the same manner, to the maximum extent practicable, as 
were done in 2006 under the Secure Rural Schools and Community 
Self-Determination Act of 2000. The agreement allows certain 
revenues, fees, penalties or miscellaneous receipts for both 
the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, not to 
exceed $100,000,000, to be distributed, to the maximum extent 
practicable, in the same amounts, for the same purposes, and in 
the same manner as were made to States and counties in 2006 
under that Act. The agreement also appropriates $425,000,000 of 
emergency funding to cover any shortfall for payments made 
under this section from funds not otherwise appropriated. 
Lastly, the agreement amends this Act to allow the resource 
advisory committees to function for another full year.

                               CHAPTER 4

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

                 DISEASE CONTROL, RESEARCH AND TRAINING

      The conference agreement provides $13,000,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2008, for research to develop 
mine safety technology, including necessary repairs and 
improvements to leased laboratories as proposed by the Senate. 
The House bill did not include a similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes a bill language 
provision, as proposed by the Senate, that quarterly progress 
reports on technology development shall be submitted to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the House 
Committee on Education and Labor, and the Senate Committee on 
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The House bill did not 
include a similar provision.
      The conference agreement also includes $50,000,000 to 
remain available until expended for health monitoring and 
treatment of rescue and recovery workers who responded to the 
attacks of September 11, 2001 as specified under section 5011 
(b) of the Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and 
Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006. These funds will continue 
baseline and follow-up screening, clinical examinations, long-
term medical health monitoring, and analysis for rescue and 
recovery personnel who were exposed to toxins during their 
service in response to the attacks, and support treatment 
services for those rescue and recovery personnel suffering 
illness or injuries related to their exposure. The Senate 
amendment proposed $3,589,000 for this purpose. The House bill 
had no similar provision.

                Administration for Children and Families

                   LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE

      The conference agreement provides $400,000,000 for the 
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, including 
$200,000,000 for State block grants and $200,000,000 for the 
contingent emergency reserve. The Senate amendment included 
$640,000,000 (equally divided between the State block grants 
and the emergency reserve) and the House bill included 
$400,000,000 (also equally divided).
      The conference agreement does not include bill language 
proposed by the House permitting a State, or other grantee, to 
obligate the block grant through September 30, 2008, to address 
home energy needs in the event of an emergency or for crisis 
intervention. The Senate amendment did not contain similar 
language.

                        Office of the Secretary

            PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES EMERGENCY FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement provides $625,000,000, to remain 
available until expended, for the Department of Health and 
Human Services to prepare for and respond to an influenza 
pandemic. The House bill included $969,650,000 and the Senate 
amendment included $820,000,000 for this purpose. These funds 
are intended to be used to purchase antivirals, establish high-
volume domestic surge capacity through vaccine purchases and 
retrofitting of production facilities, and accelerate 
development of cell-based vaccine capabilities as proposed by 
the Administration.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
provisions proposed by both the House and Senate giving the 
Secretary various authorities to purchase goods for the 
stockpile, enter into contracts for the construction or 
renovation of privately owned facilities for the production of 
pandemic vaccine or other biologicals, and to transfer funds to 
other HHS accounts.
      The conferees direct the Secretary to provide on a 
monthly basis to the Committees on Appropriations of the House 
of Representatives and the Senate a table identifying the 
obligation, as well as any unobligated balances, of funds 
received for pandemic influenza preparedness. The level of 
detail provided in the report should be at the program level 
identified in the table on the second page of the December 29, 
2006, report to Congress on pandemic influenza preparedness 
spending. This table should be in addition to the semi-annual 
report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
that identifies the disbursement of pandemic influenza 
preparedness funds at the level of detail specified in the 
statement of managers accompanying the conference report for 
the Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and 
Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006.

                  COVERED COUNTERMEASURE PROCESS FUND

      The conference agreement includes $25,000,000, to remain 
available until expended, for the compensation fund established 
by the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act. 
The House bill and the Senate amendment had proposed 
$50,000,000 for this purpose.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

                        (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

      Sec. 3401. (a) The conference agreement includes three 
provisions rescinding unobligated balances from the Training 
and Employment Services account under the Department of Labor: 
$3,589,000 from the 2001 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations 
Act for Recovery from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the 
United States (Public Law 107-38); $834,000 from the Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-211); 
and $71,000 from the Emergency Supplemental Act, 2002 (Public 
Law 107-117). The Department of Labor has indicated that these 
balances are no longer needed for their original purposes. The 
Senate amendment included only the rescission of $3,589,000 
from Public Law 107-38. The House bill did not contain any 
rescissions of Training and Employment Services funds.
      (b) The conference agreement rescinds $4,100,000 from 
unobligated balances available from the State Unemployment 
Insurance and Employment Service Operations account under the 
Department of Labor pursuant to Emergency Supplemental Act, 
2002 (Public Law 107-117). Neither the House bill nor the 
Senate amendment included this rescission.
      Sec. 3402. The conference agreement includes a provision 
similar to one proposed by the Senate providing $8,594,000 for 
Safe and Drug-Free Schools to address youth violence and 
related issues in schools that are identified as persistently 
dangerous under section 9532 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965. The House bill did not contain a similar 
provision.

                               CHAPTER 5

                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

                        Architect of the Capitol

                          CAPITOL POWER PLANT

      The conference agreement includes $50,000,000 to the 
Architect of the Capitol for utility tunnel repairs and 
asbestos abatement. The conferees agree to language that the 
Architect of the Capitol may not obligate any of the funds 
appropriated under this heading without approval of an 
obligation plan by the Committees on Appropriations of the 
Senate and House of Representatives, as proposed by the Senate. 
This is the same amount as proposed by the House for asbestos 
abatement and other improvements, instead of $25,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate for emergency utility tunnel repairs and 
asbestos abatement. The conferees direct the Government 
Accountability Office to assist the Committees on 
Appropriations in their oversight of the project through 
monitoring the Architect of the Capitol's strategic planning 
and use of resources related to this project.

                               CHAPTER 6

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                    Veterans Benefits Administration

                       COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

      The conferees have not included funding in this account 
for a pilot program of benefits medical examinations as 
proposed by the House. The Senate bill contained no similar 
provision. Instead, the conferees have included funding under 
General Operating Expenses for authorized examinations to 
assist in claims processing.

                     Veterans Health Administration

                            MEDICAL SERVICES

      The conferees have agreed to provide $466,778,000 for 
Medical Services, instead of $414,982,000 as proposed by the 
House and $454,131,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conference agreement includes $228,982,000 for treatment of 
OIF/OEF veterans; $30,000,000 for at least one new Level I 
polytrauma care center; $25,000,000 for prosthetics; 
$100,000,000 for enhancement to mental health services; 
$9,440,000 for the establishment of residential transitional 
rehabilitation programs; $10,000,000 for additional caseworkers 
to facilitate seamless transition; $20,000,000 for substance 
abuse treatment programs; $20,000,000 for readjustment 
counseling efforts; $10,000,000 for blind rehabilitation 
services; $8,000,000 for polytrauma support clinic teams; and 
$5,356,000 for additional polytrauma points of contact.
      The conferees direct the Secretary to provide a report to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate within 60 days of enactment of 
this Act detailing the number of Level I polytrauma centers to 
be opened and sites selected. The report should include an 
analysis of projected demand in areas of the country where 
Level I polytrauma centers are not readily accessible.

                         MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION

      The conferees have agreed to provide $250,000,000 for 
Medical Administration as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$256,300,000 as proposed by the House.

                           MEDICAL FACILITIES

      The conferees have agreed to provide $595,000,000 for 
Medical Facilities as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate. The amount provided includes $45,000,000 for facility 
and equipment upgrades at existing polytrauma care centers. In 
addition, $550,000,000 is provided for non-recurring 
maintenance and is to be allocated in a manner not subject to 
the Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation model.
      The conferees have included language in the bill which 
requires the Department to submit an expenditure plan within 30 
days for the use of the non-recurring maintenance funding 
appropriated. In addition, the Department is to provide semi-
annual updates on the expenditure of these funds.

                    MEDICAL AND PROSTHETIC RESEARCH

      The conferees have agreed to provide $32,500,000 for 
Medical and Prosthetic Research, instead of $35,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $30,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                      Departmental Administration

                       GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conferees have agreed to provide $83,200,000 for 
General Operating Expenses, instead of $62,000,000 as proposed 
by the House and $46,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
amount provided includes $20,000,000 for disability medical 
examinations. Additionally, $60,750,000 is to be used for the 
expenses related to hiring and training additional disability 
claims processors and $1,250,000 is to be for digitization of 
military service records.
      The conferees are concerned that effective management 
structures and inter-agency coordination processes must be in 
place to ensure that services of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs are provided in a timely and efficient manner, 
especially to returning OEF/OIF veterans. In particular, the 
conferees are concerned about the bureaucratic process many 
OEF/OIF veterans are encountering in transition from active 
duty to veteran status. Therefore, the conferees have included 
funding for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award a grant 
or contract to the National Academy of Public Administration, 
an independent, non-partisan organization, which was chartered 
by Congress to assist Federal, State, and local governments in 
improving their effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability. 
Such grant or contract shall be to conduct a study of 
Department management structures in place to provide health 
care to veterans and active duty personnel of OEF/OIF, and 
benefits to veterans of OEF/OIF. The study also should look at 
the organization and management structure of the Department as 
it relates to providing health care and benefits to the 
approximately 7.9 million veterans currently enrolled in the 
system. The conferees direct the Department to execute such 
grant or contract no later than 30 days after enactment of this 
Act.

                     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

      The conferees have agreed to provide $35,100,000 for 
Information Technology Systems, instead of $35,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $36,100,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The amount provided includes $15,100,000 for electronic 
data breach remediation and prevention as proposed by the 
Senate. Also included in the bill is $20,000,000 for system 
improvements for processing OIF/OEF veterans.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR PROJECTS

      The conferees have included no funding for Construction, 
Major Projects, as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$23,800,000 as proposed by the House.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MINOR PROJECTS

      The conferees have agreed to provide $326,000,000 for 
Construction, Minor Projects, instead of $260,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $355,907,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of the amount provided, up to $36,000,000 may be used 
for construction of polytrauma residential transitional 
rehabilitation facilities.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      The conferees have agreed to include a general provision 
which directs the Congressional Budget Office to report on the 
future funding projections for costs associated with providing 
necessary health care to OIF/OEF veterans, as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conferees have not included a general provision, 
proposed by the Senate, which would direct the Department of 
Veterans Affairs to contract with the National Academy of 
Public Administration for a study of management practices. The 
conferees have included similar language in the General 
Operating Expenses paragraph of the bill.
      The conferees have included a general provision which 
permits the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transfer 
facilities to the State of Texas, as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees have included a modified general provision, 
proposed by the Senate, which provides for contributions to the 
Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Health 
Care Sharing Incentive Fund to remain available until expended.

                        TITLE IV--OTHER MATTERS

                               CHAPTER 1

                       Department of Agriculture

                          FARM SERVICE AGENCY

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement provides $37,500,000 for 
`Salaries and Expenses' of the Farm Service Agency instead of 
$48,000,000 as proposed by the House and $75,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes language that these 
funds shall only be used for network and database/application 
stabilization to address immediate needs identified by the 
Department. The conferees direct the Secretary to provide a 
monthly update to the Committees on Appropriations of the House 
of Representatives and the Senate on the progress of this 
project, including usage of funds as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees note that the Farm Service Agency computer 
system that is responsible for processing payments for all Farm 
Bill programs administered by the Farm Service Agency has been 
experiencing periodic shutdowns due to capacity overloads, 
causing the efficiency of thousands of Farm Service Agency 
county office employees to decrease dramatically. The conferees 
are aware that a plan to upgrade this system is being developed 
by USDA. The conferees direct the Secretary to submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate, and the agriculture authorizing committees of 
the House of Representatives and the Senate a report that has 
been approved by the Office of Management and Budget and 
reviewed by the Government Accountability Office. The report 
shall include: (1) An enterprise architecture; (2) an 
Information Technology Human Capital Plan; (3) a capital 
investment plan for implementing the enterprise architecture; 
(4) a description of the information technology capital 
planning and investment control process; and (5) a spending 
plan. The spending plan shall include each specific project 
funded, key milestones, all funding sources for each project, 
details of annual and lifecycle costs, and projected savings or 
cost avoidance to be achieved by the project.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      Section 4101. The conference agreement includes language 
regarding the Food and Drug Administration as proposed by the 
House.
      Sec. 4102. The conference agreement includes language to 
prevent the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) from 
implementing a risk-based inspection program in any location 
until the USDA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has 
studied the program, including a review of the adequacy of the 
FSIS plan for evaluating pilot projects, and reported its 
findings to FSIS and the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Senate; and FSIS has addressed 
and resolved issues identified by the OIG.
      The conferees emphasize that FSIS should continue other 
activities related to the implementation of the program, such 
as data collection and public meetings. The conferees recognize 
that moving forward with the risk-based inspection program 
without comprehensive and accurate scientific data to rank 
product risk and an unbiased system for determining 
establishment risk would have the potential of jeopardizing 
public health.
      The conference agreement does not include a rescission of 
unobligated balances from the Trade Adjustment Assistance 
program as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
regarding the implementation of the Wetlands Reserve Program 
and the Farmland Protection Program as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
regarding the Rural Utilities Service Guaranteed Underwriting 
Program as proposed by the Senate.

                               CHAPTER 2

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      Section 4201. The Committee has included a provision 
designating all Federal employees at the National Energy 
Technology Laboratory as inherently governmental.
      Sec. 4202. The Committee has included a provision related 
to the Bonneville Power Administration.

                               CHAPTER 3

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      Section 4301. The conference agreement modifies a 
provision proposed by the House (section 4301) to amend section 
102(a)(3)(B) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 by striking 
``January 1, 2006'' and inserting ``March 1, 2008''. The Senate 
bill did not include similar language.
      Sec. 4302. The conference agreement includes a provision 
proposed by the Senate (section 3301) requiring the components 
of the Office of National Drug Control Policy to remain as they 
were on October 1, 2006, and requiring approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations to implement a reorganization. The 
House bill did not include similar language.
      Sec. 4303. The conference agreement includes language 
proposed by the Senate (section 3304) authorizing the National 
Archives and Records Administration to spend fiscal year 2007 
funds for activities of the Public Interest Declassification 
Board. The House bill did not include similar language.
      Sec. 4304. The conference agreement includes language 
proposed by the Senate (section 3307) to provide flexibility to 
reallocate $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2007 funds for the 
District of Columbia Courts. The House bill did not include 
similar language.
      Sec. 4305. The conference agreement includes modified 
language proposed by the Senate (section 3307) requiring that 
the Treasury Department, in coordination with the Securities 
and Exchange Commission and in consultation with the 
Departments of State and Energy, prepare and submit a report, 
with a classified annex as necessary, to Congress concerning 
companies known to conduct business operations relating to 
natural resource extraction in Sudan. The language further 
directs the General Services Administration to notify Congress 
of any existing Federal contracts with the identified 
companies. The House bill did not include similar language.
      Sec. 4306. The conference agreement modifies a provision 
proposed by the Senate (section 3308) extending the 
availability of $4,500,000 in fiscal year 2007 funding for the 
General Services Administration, Office of Inspector General. 
The House bill did not include similar language.
      Sec. 4307. The conference agreement includes language 
proposed by the Senate (section 3309) which allows the District 
of Columbia to use funds made available for foster care 
improvements according to a spending plan submitted to Congress 
within 60 days. The House bill did not include similar 
language.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed as Senate section 3302 concerning funds made available 
in section 21075 of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 
2007.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed as Senate section 3303 to make a technical correction 
to a recipient of funds under section 613 of P.L. 109-108.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed as Senate section 3305 to require the resubmission of 
a fiscal year 2007 spending plan by the General Services 
Administration within 7 days.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed as Senate section 3310 to authorize a cost of living 
adjustment for federal judges and justices for fiscal year 
2007.

                               CHAPTER 4

                    Department of Homeland Security

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS)

      Section 4401.--The conferees modify a provision proposed 
by the Senate to address a funding shortfall in the United 
States Coast Guard ``Retired Pay'' appropriation. The House 
bill contains no similar provision. The conferees note that 
estimates for this appropriation have been woefully inaccurate 
over the past several years and direct the Coast Guard to take 
immediate action to improve the quality and reliability of the 
data used in its estimates. Within 45 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Coast Guard shall submit a report on 
steps being taken to improve the accuracy of its estimates for 
the ``Retired Pay'' appropriation. In addition, the conferees 
direct the Coast Guard to submit quarterly information to the 
Committees on Appropriations on the use of unobligated balances 
made available by this Act to address the projected shortfall 
in this appropriation, as well as updated estimates for fiscal 
year 2008.
      Sec. 4402.--The conferees modify provisions proposed by 
the House and Senate regarding Coast Guard contracting and the 
Integrated Deepwater Systems program.
      Sec. 4403.--The conferees include a provision proposed by 
the Senate regarding Coast Guard's Civil Engineering Program. 
The House bill contains no similar provision.
      Sec. 4404.--The conferees modify a provision proposed by 
the House and rescind $30,900,000 from unobligated balances 
made available pursuant to section 505 of Public Law 109-90. 
The House bill rescinds $89,800,000. The Senate bill contains 
no similar provision. The conferees note the Department's poor 
planning and slow use of funds available pursuant to section 
505. In addition, to address an urgent operational need, the 
conferees provide $30,000,000 for Coast Guard ``Acquisition, 
Construction, and Improvements'' to help mitigate the patrol 
boat operational gap. No additional appropriation was included 
in either the House or Senate bills. The Coast Guard is 
currently operating 25,000 hours, or twenty-five percent, short 
of its needed patrol boat mission hours. This ``gap'' means 
that undocumented migrants, drugs, and other unlawful activity 
are less likely to be intercepted by the Coast Guard. Funding 
provided in this section is to be used to acquire four new 
Coastal Patrol Boats, as was requested by the Department of 
Homeland Security via official correspondence on March 11, 
2007. This includes the production, warranty, training, spares, 
outfitting and project management costs for all four patrol 
boats. The Coast Guard has indicated these new Coastal Patrol 
Boats will partially relieve the burden on existing 110, patrol 
boats until a replacement patrol boat can be placed in service. 
Currently, Florida-based 110, patrol boats average more than 
5,500 mission hours annually which can be performed by the 
smaller 87, Coastal Patrol Boats operating out of the three 
primary Florida ports of Tampa, Miami and Key West. This will 
allow the 110, patrol boats currently operating in these areas 
to be utilized farther south where undocumented migrant traffic 
and drug smuggling are more prevalent. In addition, the 
conferees provide $900,000 for the Under Secretary for 
Management to award a grant or contract to the National Academy 
of Public Administration to compare the Department of Homeland 
Security's reported senior career and political staffing levels 
and senior career training programs with those of similarly 
structured cabinet-level agencies.
      Sec. 4405.--The conferees include a provision proposed by 
the House regarding limitations on lead system integrators. The 
Senate bill contains no similar provision.
      The conferees do not include a provision proposed by the 
House regarding Border Patrol checkpoints. The Senate bill 
includes no similar provision.

                               CHAPTER 5

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      Section 4501 includes a technical correction to the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs language in P.L. 110-5 as recommended 
by the Senate in Title III, section 3501 so the Bureau may pay 
certain contract support costs. The House had a similar 
provision in section 4502.
      Sec. 4502 includes a technical correction to P.L. 110-5 
as recommended by the Senate in Title III, section 3502, to 
allow the Indian Health Service to pay certain contract support 
costs and transfer $7,300,000 from ``Services'' to 
``Facilities''. The House had a similar provision in section 
4503.
      Sec. 4503 provides a technical correction to P.L. 110-5 
designating the funding level for the Save America's Treasures 
program of the National Park Service, Historic Preservation 
Fund which was recommended by both the House and the Senate.
      Sec. 4504 modifies a provision recommended by the Senate 
in Title III, section 3504 that allows the Fish and Wildlife 
Service to use land acquisition funds for land conservation 
partnerships authorized by the Highlands Conservation Act of 
2004. The House had no similar provision.
      The conference agreement does not include the proposal in 
Senate Title II, Chapter 6, section 2601 to reauthorize the 
Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 
2000. The conference agreement deals with this issue in Title 
III.
      The conference agreement does not include Senate 
recommended sections 3505, regarding the Water Environment 
Research Foundation, and 3506 related to EPA grant funding.

                               CHAPTER 6

                Department of Health and Human Services

                     National Institutes of Health

         National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the House transferring $49,500,000 from the National Institutes 
of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious 
Diseases, to the Office of the Secretary, Public Health and 
Social Services Emergency Fund, to support advanced research 
and development of biodefense countermeasures. This work is to 
be conducted by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and 
Response, consistent with the authority provided in the 
Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act. The Senate amendment 
included similar language.

                         Office of the Director

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      In addition to the funds transferred above, the 
conference agreement includes language which transfers 
$49,500,000 from the National Institutes of Health, Office of 
the Director, to the Office of the Secretary, Public Health and 
Social Services Emergency Fund. These funds would further 
increase funding for advanced research and development of 
biodefense countermeasures, consistent with the authority 
provided in the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act. 
Neither the House bill nor Senate amendment included this 
component of the advanced development transfer.

                     National Council on Disability

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $300,000, to remain 
available until expended, for expenses related to meeting the 
requirements of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform 
Act, pertaining to emergency preparedness planning to address 
the needs of individuals with disabilities. Neither the House 
bill nor the Senate amendment included this provision.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

             (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS AND RESCISSION)

      Section 4601. The conference agreement includes language 
authorizing the transfer of $7,000,000 from the Pension Benefit 
Guaranty Corporation to the Employee Benefits Security 
Administration (EBSA) for the development of the EFAST2 
electronic Form 5500 filing system, as proposed by both the 
House bill and Senate amendment. These funds, together with not 
less than $5,000,000 available from the fiscal year 2007 
appropriation for the EBSA, shall be available for obligation 
for the EFAST2 system until September 30, 2008. The House bill 
required that $7,500,000 from EBSA's fiscal year 2007 
appropriation be used for the EFAST2 system and allowed the 
funds to be available for obligation for two years, while the 
Senate amendment proposed funding of not less than $5,000,000, 
without extended availability.
      The conferees expect EBSA to contribute an additional 
amount of $2,500,000 from its fiscal years 2007 and 2008 
appropriations for this system, generated by one-time cost 
savings proposed in the last two years' budget requests. The 
conferees also expect EBSA to minimize any potential negative 
impact of the project's financing on enforcement activities, 
and compliance outreach and education programs. The conferees 
request a briefing on EBSA's plans for the EFAST2 system prior 
to the announcement of the availability of funds for its 
development.
      Sec. 4602. The conference agreement includes a provision 
amending the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 that 
designates $9,666,000 for the Women's Bureau within the 
appropriation for ``Departmental Management, Salaries and 
Expenses'' under the Department of Labor. Neither the House 
bill nor the Senate amendment included this provision.
      The conferees are concerned that the progress being made 
by International Labor Organization's International Program to 
Eliminate Child Labor (IPEC), which is aimed at eradicating the 
most abusive forms of child labor could be jeopardized by the 
Department of Labor's plans not to make the United States 
contribution to this program for FY 2007. Last May the ILO 
reported that the number of exploited children fell by 11 
percent between 2000 and 2004, and that the organization 
believes that if the current pace of decline were to be 
sustained, the global commitment to stop child labor could 
feasibly eliminate most of the worst forms of this practice 
within 10 years. This is a longstanding program with a unique 
approach that relies on the obligations of ILO Member States 
under the requirements of ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms 
of Child Labor. The conferees are concerned that if the United 
States--the largest contributor--pulls its funding commitment 
to this program, that action would set back the global 
partnership and have real consequences in specific countries 
where IPEC projects are underway.
      The conferees believe the Department has the flexibility 
to continue this program under its own procurement guidelines. 
The conferees expect that any alternative approach should yield 
equal or better results. Therefore, the conferees direct the 
Department to submit a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives 
that justifies any proposed approach for the use of these funds 
by providing information to demonstrate that the alternative 
approach will be as effective as the IPEC tripartite program 
before any of these funds are obligated to alternative 
entities.
      Sec. 4603. The conference agreement includes a provision 
that designates $23,000,000 for poison control centers within 
the appropriation for ``Health Resources and Services'' under 
the Department of Health and Human Services. Neither the House 
bill nor the Senate amendment included this provision. The 
conferees direct HRSA to submit a revised operating plan within 
fifteen days of enactment of this Act to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
with respect to any changes to that plan that result from this 
provision.
      Sec. 4604. The conference agreement rescinds $1,000,000 
from the Office of the Secretary in the Department of Health 
and Human Services as proposed by the Senate and deletes a 
Senate provision pertaining to Public Law 108-406. The House 
bill did not include these provisions.
      The conferees are concerned about delays in receiving 
technical assistance from the Department of Health and Human 
Services. There have been several instances in which the 
Department has not responded to Committee requests for 
information in a prompt, timely fashion. In addition, after 
repeated complaints, communications between the Department and 
the Committee staff continue to be a major problem. The 
conferees direct the Department to expedite future information 
requests through the Office of Resources and Technology and 
request that the Office of Legislative Affairs and the Office 
of Resources and Technology coordinate their efforts to keep 
Committee staff fully informed on matters concerning the 
Committee.
      Sec. 4607. The conference agreement includes bill 
language permitting the Chief Executive Officer of the 
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to 
transfer not more than $1,360,000 from ``National and Community 
Services Programs, Operating Expenses'' to CNCS ``Salaries and 
Expenses'' as proposed by the Senate. The House bill did not 
include a similar provision.
      The conferees direct that this funding be taken from the 
Innovations, Assistance, and Other Activities budget line to 
complete the Service Center Consolidation Plan rather than the 
National Service Trust.
      Sec. 4608. The conference agreement includes a provision 
proposed by the Senate modifying section 1310.12(a) of title 45 
of the Code of Federal Regulations with respect to Head Start 
transportation vehicles. The conferees expect that the ultimate 
regulation governing the safety of Head Start transit vehicles 
will be consistent with the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration study on occupant protection on Head Start 
Transit vehicles. The conferees intend the interim rule to be 
in effect only until the Department has reviewed such study and 
has made any necessary revisions to be consistent with the 
study outcomes.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the Senate which would have created exceptions for 
two hospitals in Minnesota and Mississippi so that they could 
be certified as Medicare critical access hospitals. The House 
bill contained no similar provision.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate rescinding $2,000,000 from student aid 
administration in the Department of Education and providing 
$2,000,000 for a grant to the University of Vermont or the 
provision also proposed by the Senate repealing the former 
provision. The House bill did not include similar provisions.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate to create an authorization of 
appropriations for a grant to the Delta Health Alliance. The 
House bill did not contain a similar provision.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the House extending the availability of a portion 
of funds previously appropriated for veterans employment and 
training activities with the Department of Labor. The Senate 
amendment did not include this provision. The conferees agree 
that the House provision is not needed because the Department 
already has the authority to incur obligations for this program 
through December 31, 2007.

                               CHAPTER 7

                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

      PAYMENT TO WIDOWS AND HEIRS OF DECEASED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

      The conference agreement provides $165,200 for payment to 
Gloria W. Norwood, widow of Charles W. Norwood, late a 
Representative from the State of Georgia, as proposed by the 
House. Inasmuch as this item relates solely to the House, the 
managers on the part of the Senate, at the request of the 
managers on the part of the House, have receded to the 
amendment of the House.

                               CHAPTER 8

                           DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                       International Commissions

              INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION,

                        UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

                              CONSTRUCTION

      The conference agreement does not include an 
appropriation to augment funding in fiscal year 2007 for the 
Rio Grande Flood Control System Rehabilitation project, as 
proposed by the House. The Senate included no similar 
provision.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate (sec. 3901) concerning the United 
States-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The House 
bill included no similar provision.
      Sec. 4801. Technical Amendment--The conference agreement 
includes a provision clarifying the availability of certain 
funds in fiscal year 2007, making a technical change to the 
composition of the Board of the Middle East Foundation and 
clarifying the availability of funding in fiscal year 2007 for 
the Foreign Military Financing Program, as proposed by the 
Senate. The House bill included the same provision regarding 
the Middle East Foundation.
      Sec. 4802. Funding Limitation--The conference agreement 
includes a provision proposed by the House (sec. 4802) 
concerning the modification of funding limitations on the 
Department of State's Bureau of Legislative Affairs for fiscal 
year 2007. The Senate bill included no similar provision.
      The conferees direct that funding for the Bureau not 
exceed $11,383,000, the amount requested in the fiscal year 
2007 budget.

                               CHAPTER 9

              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

             Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement provides $6,150,000 for the 
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight instead of 
$7,568,000 as proposed by the House and $4,800,000 as proposed 
by the Senate. The conference agreement includes language as 
proposed by the Senate that reduces this appropriation to zero 
dollars through offsetting collections.

                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the Senate regarding a pilot program on cross-
border trucking between the United States and Mexico. The House 
did not include a similar provision.
      The conference agreement modifies a general provision 
proposed by the House that allows funds provided in fiscal year 
2007 for the National Transportation Safety Board to be used to 
make capital lease payments due in fiscal year 2007. The Senate 
did not include a similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by both the House and the Senate to clarify the fiscal 
year 2007 levels of funding for the Tenant-Based Rental 
Assistance account.
      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the House to allow housing projects subsidized with 
project-based certificates to be renewed under the Project-
Based Rental Assistance program. The Senate did not include a 
similar provision.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the House making a technical change to a proviso 
regarding the ``Moving to Work'' program.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate regarding asset-based management because 
the Department of Housing and Urban Development has 
administratively changed the compliance date to October 1, 
2007.

                                TITLE V

                        Agricultural Assistance

      The conferees direct the Secretary to adhere to all 
existing federal statutes, program regulations, executive 
orders and program guidance or directives to ensure that 
compensation is provided only where appropriate and allowed 
under such reglations, orders or guidance and that the 
integrity of the program is maintained without exception.
      Section. 5101. The conference agreement includes language 
regarding Crop Disaster Assistance providing financial 
assistance to producers on a farm who incurred qualifying 
quantity or quality losses for a 2005, 2006 or 2007 crop before 
February 28, 2007 due to damaging weather or any related 
condition.
      The conference agreement does not include a separate 
provision for sugar beet and sugar cane disaster assistance as 
proposed by the Senate. Qualifying losses are covered under the 
Crop Disaster Assistance provision.
      Sec. 5102. The conference agreement includes language 
providing financial assistance through the Livestock 
Compensation Program and the Livestock Indemnity Program for 
livestock losses and livestock indemnity payments to producers 
on farms that have incurred livestock losses between January 1, 
2005 and February 28, 2007.
      Sec. 5103. The conference agreement provides $20,000,000 
for the Emergency Conservation Program as proposed by the House 
instead of $35,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement does not include a separate 
provision for the tree assistance program as proposed by the 
Senate. Qualifying losses are covered under the Emergency 
Conservation Program provision.
      Sec. 5104. The conference agreement includes language 
regarding payment limitations.
      Sec. 5105. The conference agreement includes provisions 
regarding the administration of the foregoing sections.
      Sec. 5106. The conference agreement includes language 
regarding the National Dairy Market Loss Payment program.
      Sec. 5107. The conference agreement provides $20,000,000 
instead of $95,000,000 as proposed by the Senate for payments 
to dairy producers for losses in counties designated as 
disaster areas.
      Sec. 5108. The conference agreement includes language to 
clarify the use of claims adjustors.
      Sec. 5109. The conference agreement does not provide 
funding for the Small Business Economic Loss Grant Program. 
Instead, the conference agreement provides $21,000,000 to carry 
out activities authorized under section 2281 of the Food, 
Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 
5177a) to provide emergency grants to assist low-income migrant 
and seasonal farmworkers. The conferees are aware that storms 
and other natural disasters have caused serious disruption to 
local economies and individuals who are involved in agriculture 
but will not otherwise qualify for assistance under this title.
      Sec. 5110. The conference agreement includes language 
regarding the Conservation Security Program as proposed by the 
Senate. In fiscal year 2007, producers hold previously executed 
contracts with the Department of Agriculture on which they have 
relied for undertaking various conservation measures. As a 
consequence of current federal funding levels, many producers 
will be unable this fiscal year to recover costs already 
incurred that are associated with their contract performance. 
The conference agreement will allow the Department of 
Agriculture to meet the intended outcome of contracts executed 
between the Department and the affected producers, and to take 
other measures as appropriate under existing authorities.
      Sec. 5111. The conference agreement provides $30,000,000, 
as proposed by the Senate, to cover necessary costs related to 
the administration of programs, of which $8,500,000, as 
identified by the Farm Service Agency, is for information 
technology upgrades to assist in carrying out the agricultural 
disaster assistance provisions of this title.
      Sec. 5112. The conference agreement includes language to 
clarify participation in a crop insurance pilot program.
      The conference agreement does not provide funding for 
fresh spinach growers and first handlers as proposed by the 
House.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
regarding payments to fresh spinach growers and first handlers 
as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement does not provide funding for the 
peanut storage costs program as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement does not provide funding for 
aquaculture losses as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement does not provide funding for 
flooded crop and grazing land as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement does not provide funding for 
insect infestations as proposed by the Senate.

                                TITLE VI

            Elimination of SCHIP Shortfall and Other Matters

                Department of Health and Human Services

               CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES

                 STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE FUND

      The conference agreement includes an appropriation of 
$650,000,000 to eliminate anticipated State Children's Health 
Insurance Program (SCHIP) funding shortfalls for fiscal year 
2007 for 14 States. The House bill provided $750,000,000; the 
Senate amendment included an appropriation of such sums as 
necessary.
      Sec. 6001. The conference agreement includes language 
similar to provisions in both the House bill and Senate 
amendment which amend the authorizing law to describe the 
States considered to be in shortfall.
      Sec. 6002. The conference agreement includes language 
which prohibits the Secretary of the Department of Health and 
Human Services from taking action in the next year to finalize 
or otherwise implement a proposed regulation affecting the 
Medicaid program or any regulation restricting payments for 
graduate medical education under the Medicaid progam. The 
Senate amendment had similar language prohibiting 
implementation of the rules for two years. The House bill did 
not contain a similar provision.
      The bill includes a provision to offset the estimated 
cost of blocking the Medicaid rules in this section. This 
provision: (1) requires States, as a condition of receiving 
Federal matching funds in Medicaid, to require all providers to 
use tamper-proof prescription drug pads when writing 
prescriptions for Medicaid beneficiaries; and (2) extends 
certain Pharmacy Plus waivers under the Medicaid program. The 
Senate amendment contained a different offset, which increased 
the required rebate for drugs sold through the Medicaid 
program. The House bill contained no similar provision.

                               TITLE VII

                    Fair Minimum Wage and Tax Relief

                     SUBTITLE A--FAIR MINIMUM WAGE

      The conference agreement includes provisions to increase 
the Federal minimum wage in the United States to $7.25 an hour 
over two years as proposed by both the House and the Senate. 
The conference agreement also provides for Federal minimum wage 
increases of $0.50 per hour, beginning 60 days after enactment, 
and annually thereafter, in the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands and American Samoa, until their minimum wage 
reaches that of the United States. In addition, the agreement 
requires that the Department of Labor, through the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics, transmit a report to Congress assessing the 
impact of wage increases in the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands and American Samoa not later than 32 months 
after enactment.
      The House bill included a phased increase of $0.50 upon 
enactment, and $1.00 annually thereafter, in the Federal 
minimum wage for both the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands and American Samoa until their minimum wage reaches 
that of the United States, while the Senate amendment provided 
a phased increase of $0.50 upon enactment, and $1.00 annually 
thereafter, in the Federal minimum wage for the Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands, but no increase in American 
Samoa.

                 SUBTITLE B--SMALL BUSINESS INCENTIVES

      The conference agreement modifies small business and work 
opportunity provisions in the Senate amendment that provide 
enhanced compliance assistance for small businesses, authorize 
a program for small business child care grants at the 
Department of Health and Human Services, require a study on 
certain aspects of the Earned Income Tax Credit, authorize 
renewal grants for women's business centers, and require a 
report under the Buy American Act. The House bill did not 
contain similar provisions.

                               SUBTITLE C

                     SMALL BUSINESS TAX INCENTIVES

      The conference agreement modifies provisions in the House 
bill and Senate amendment regarding small business incentives. 
The conference agreement extends the Work Opportunity Tax 
Credit (``WOTC'') through August 31, 2011, later than the House 
proposed but sooner than the Senate proposed. The conference 
agreement expands WOTC to include more veterans with service-
connected disabilities, ``high risk youth,'' and employees in 
``outward migration counties.'' The House and the Senate had 
proposed various enhancements.
      The conference agreement enhances the tip credit for 
certain small businesses by freezing the minimum wage level for 
purposes of calculating the credit. The House had similar 
language, but the Senate did not.
      The conference agreement permanently waives both 
individual and corporate alternative minimum tax limitations on 
WOTC and tip credits. The House had similar language, but the 
Senate did not.
      The conference agreement extends small business expensing 
under section 179 through 2010 and increases the expensing 
limit from the current $112,000 to $125,000, as the House had 
proposed. The Senate had similar language.
      The conference agreement extends and expands several tax 
provisions affecting Gulf Opportunity Zones affected by 
hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. The agreement modifies 
language proposed by the Senate. The House did not include 
similar language.
      The conference agreement makes several changes to the 
treatment of Subchapter S corporations. The Senate had proposed 
similar language. The House did not include similar language.
      The conference agreement raises the age of children whose 
unearned income is taxed as their parents' income. The House 
and Senate both had similar language.
      The conference agreement modifies IRC section 6404(g) 
which provides for suspension of interest and certain 
penalties, from the current 18 months after filing to 36 
months. The House had proposed 22 months and the Senate had 
proposed repeal of suspensions.
      The conference agreement increases the penalty for bad 
checks and money orders, creates a new penalty on claims for 
refunds filed without any reasonable basis, and expands the 
penalties on tax return preparers. Both House and Senate 
proposed similar language.
      The conference agreement increases the estimated tax 
payments due July through September, 2012 for corporations with 
assets in excess of $l billion. The House had similar language, 
but the Senate did not.

                           CONTRACTING REFORM

      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the House (as title V of the House bill) relating 
to federal contracting reform.

                 NOTIFICATION OF EMERGENCY LEGISLATION

      The congressional budget resolution (H. Con. Res. 95) 
agreed to by Congress for fiscal year 2006, and both the House 
and Senate versions of the congressional budget resolution for 
fiscal year 2007 include provisions relating to the 
notification of emergency spending. These provisions require a 
statement of how the emergency provisions contained in the 
conference agreement meet the criteria for emergency spending 
as identified in the budget resolution.
      The conference agreement contains emergency funding for 
fiscal year 2007 for the global war on terror, hurricane 
recovery in the gulf coast region, emerging threats to homeland 
security, pandemic influenza prevention, unmet veterans' 
healthcare needs, and agriculture disaster relief. The funding 
is related to unanticipated needs and is for situations that 
are sudden, urgent, and unforeseen, specifically the global war 
on terror and the hurricanes of 2005. These needs meet the 
criteria for emergencies.

                                EARMARKS

      Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, this conference report contains no 
congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in clause 9(d), 9(e), or 9(f) of rule XXI.

                   Conference Total--With Comparisons

      The total new budget (obligational) authority for the 
fiscal year 2007 recommended by the Committee of Conference, 
comparisons to the 2007 budget estimates, and the House and 
Senate bills for 2007 follow:

                        (In thousands of dollars)

Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal 
    year 2007...........................................     103,015,427
House bill, fiscal year 2007............................     124,315,636
Senate bill, fiscal year 2007...........................     122,807,084
Conference agreement, fiscal year 2007..................     124,173,007
Conference agreement compared with:
    Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, 
      fiscal year 2007..................................     +21,157,580
    House bill, fiscal year 2007........................        -142,629
    Senate bill, fiscal year 2007.......................      +1,365,923

                                   David R. Obey,
                                   Rosa L. DeLauro,
                                   John P. Murtha,
                                   Peter J. Visclosky,
                                   Nita Lowey,
                                   Carolyn Kilpatrick,
                                   Norman D. Dicks,
                                   Chet Edwards,
                                   Alan B. Mollohan,
                                   John Olver,
                                   Jose E. Serrano,
                                   Debbie Wasserman Schultz,
                                   James E. Clyburn,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                   Daniel K. Inouye,
                                   Patrick J. Leahy,
                                   Tom Harkin,
                                   Barbara A. Mikulski,
                                   Herb Kohl,
                                   Patty Murray,
                                   Byron L. Dorgan,
                                   Dianne Feinstein,
                                   Richard J. Durbin,
                                   Tim Johnson,
                                   Mary L. Landrieu,
                                   Jack Reed,
                                   Frank R. Lautenberg,
                                   Ben Nelson,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.