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110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                     110-60

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

                                _______
                                

 March 20, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Obey of Wisconsin, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 1591]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making emergency 
supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.

                              BILL SUMMARY

    The bill recommended by the Committee includes 
$124,330,636,000 in supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 
2007, as detailed below.

   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 Committee provides $450,000,000, to remain available 
until expended, for Public Law 480 Title II grants.

                               CHAPTER 2


                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


                            Legal Activities


            SALARIES AND EXPENSES, GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES

    The recommendation includes $1,648,000 for General Legal 
Activities for the Criminal Division to provide litigation 
support services to the Special Inspector General for Iraqi 
Reconstruction for its ongoing investigations and cases 
involving corruption in the reconstruction of Iraq.
    The recommendation does not include the President's request 
for $2,445,000 to create Iraq and Afghanistan Support Units 
within General Legal Activities, Criminal Division. The 
Committee supports Justice Department efforts to train and 
assist law enforcement, corrections, and justice-sector 
personnel in Iraq; and to provide support for antiterrorism, 
counter-narcotics, law reform and judicial assistance in 
Afghanistan. These activities, however, can be supported 
through monies available to the Secretary of State.

             SALARIES AND EXPENSES, UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS

    The recommendation provides $5,000,000 for the U.S. 
Attorneys for extraordinary litigation expenses associated with 
terrorism prosecutions.

                     United States Marshals Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The recommendation includes $2,750,000 for the U.S. 
Marshals Service to provide security at high-threat terrorist 
trials in the United States.
    The recommendation does not include the Administration's 
additional request of $12,171,000 for the U.S. Marshals. The 
Committee supports the mission of the U.S. Marshals to help the 
government of Afghanistan to establish judicial and witness 
security in Afghanistan. However, the proposals to deploy U.S. 
Marshals to secure the Afghanistan judicial complex and to 
train and equip a Judicial and Witness Security Protection Unit 
of the Counter-Narcotic Police of Afghanistan can be supported 
through monies available to the Secretary of State.

                       National Security Division


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The recommendation includes $1,736,000 for the National 
Security Division to support the Global War on Terror.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The recommendation includes $118,260,000 for the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan 
and for enhanced counterterrorism activities.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The recommendation includes $8,468,000 for the Drug 
Enforcement Administration to implement its narco-terrorism 
initiative and Operation Breakthrough, and to conduct financial 
investigations.
    The Committee notes that NATO's International Security 
Assistance Force (ISAF) recently offered logistical support to 
a Drug Enforcement Administration Foreign Advisory and Support 
Team (DEA FAST) mission in Kunduz province. The Committee 
directs the DEA Administrator to submit a report on a plan to 
target and arrest Afghan Drug Kingpins in Helmand and Kandahar 
provinces by July 31, 2007. This report shall also include the 
number of DEA counter-narcotic operations undertaken with the 
support of the Department of Defense and ISAF, and shall 
identify additional tactical equipment that can enhance FAST 
team missions.

          Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The recommendation includes $4,000,000 for the Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for necessary costs 
of the operations in Iraq.

                         Federal Prison System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The recommendation includes $17,000,000 for the Federal 
Prison System to establish a counter-terrorism unit to 
effectively monitor incarcerated terrorists, collect 
intelligence, and coordinate with and disseminate relevant 
information to other federal law enforcement agencies. Within 
the total, funds are also provided for translation services and 
to purchase counter-terrorism surveillance equipment.

                               CHAPTER 3


                    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--MILITARY


                                OVERVIEW


                        Committee Recommendation

    In title 1, chapter 3, the Committee recommends total new 
appropriations of $95,529,712,000, an increase of 
$4,000,737,000 over the supplemental amount requested by the 
President.
    To prepare for its deliberations on the President's fiscal 
year 2007 supplemental request, the Committee conducted 14 
hearings and briefings. These meetings featured senior Defense 
Department policy officials and uniformed military leaders, as 
well as outside experts on mental health care issues related to 
combat. In general, the information received by the Committee 
led to several important conclusions:
           The readiness of U.S. military forces--
        especially the non-deployed ground forces--has declined 
        significantly. Without additional resources or changes 
        in the military's deployment requirements, this adverse 
        trend is likely to continue.
           The costs of war continue to increase. The 
        repair and replacement of battle-worn equipment, the 
        challenge to adequately man and train our all-volunteer 
        force, and the increasing reliance on private 
        contractors to supply basic security and logistics 
        services all have forced the monthly costs of the war 
        to levels well beyond those initially contemplated.
           The types and intensity of violence, 
        especially in Iraq, sadly have resulted in severe 
        casualties to U.S. troops that have both short-term and 
        long-term consequences. The military health care system 
        is facing a growing need to care for troops with brain 
        injuries and post-traumatic stress syndrome for which 
        additional resources are needed.
    Supporting our troops in the field, and caring for them and 
their families, is the nation's first order of business during 
a time of war. Our country also must be prepared to address 
other potential threats to its national interests. The 
Committee recommendations provide robust funding to meet both 
of these tests in a fiscally responsible manner:
           In addition to fully funding the President's 
        request for military operations, the Committee proposes 
        adding $2,500,000,000 to address training and equipping 
        shortfalls in forces not deployed to theaters of 
        operation. These funds are set aside in a new account 
        entitled the ``Strategic Reserve Readiness Fund''.
           The Committee recommends increasing funds 
        for the war in Afghanistan to counter rising conflict 
        in that terrorist-laden region. An additional 
        $1,000,000,000 is provided to enhance our military 
        operations there.
           The Committee recommendations fully fund the 
        President's request to train and equip the Iraq and 
        Afghanistan security forces. As such, the bill includes 
        $5,906,400,000 for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund 
        and $3,842,300,000 for the Iraq Security Forces Fund.
           The Committee recommends a total 
        appropriation of $2,789,703,000 for the Defense Health 
        program. This is an increase of $1,716,556,000 above 
        the budget request. The additional funding supports new 
        initiatives to enhance medical services for active duty 
        forces and mobilized reserves, and their family 
        members. These initiatives include: $450,000,000 for 
        Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Counseling; $450,000,000 
        for Traumatic Brain Injury care and research; 
        $730,000,000 to cover a funding shortfall created by 
        Congress having disapproved the Department's proposal 
        to increase health insurance premiums and fees on 
        military beneficiaries; $61,950,000 for amputee care; 
        $12,000,000 for care givers support programs; and, 
        $14,800,000 for burn care.
           The recommendations propose an increase of 
        $17,000,000 for the Department's Family Advocacy 
        program to treat child and spouse abuse.
           The Committee bill includes an additional 
        $1,402,286,000 to cover the full cost of housing 
        allowances for military members in fiscal year 2007.
           A total of $2,321,323,000 to cover the full 
        cost of fielding an additional 36,000 Army troops and 
        9,000 Marines is recommended.
           The Committee's proposals allocate 
        $1,411,000,000 to purchase the Mine Resistant Ambush 
        Protected (MRAP) family of vehicles, an increase of 
        $311,000,000 above the request. Combined with funding 
        provided in Title IX of the Fiscal Year 2007 Defense 
        Appropriations Act, a total of $2,071,000,000 is made 
        available for MRAP procurement in fiscal year 2007.
           A total of $2,432,800,000 is recommended for 
        the Joint IED Defeat fund, the same amount as requested 
        by the President.
           For Army procurement accounts, the Committee 
        approves a total of $14,975,311,000, which is an 
        increase of $122,850,000 above the request. The 
        recommendations include: $996,651,000 for Abrams tank 
        upgrades; $857,685,000 for Stryker vehicles; 
        $994,152,000 for tactical radios; $2,183,462,000 for 
        tactical trucks; $866,791,000 for up-armored HMMWVs; 
        $636,000,000 for Bradley fighting vehicle upgrades and 
        armor protection; and $681,500,000 to replace expended 
        stocks of ammunition.
           The Committee bill includes $192,000,000 for 
        purchasing 3 additional F/A-18E/F aircraft to replace 
        combat losses.
           The Committee also approves $225,261,000 for 
        the reconstitution of equipment for the Navy's 
        Construction Battalion units, an increase of 
        $51,400,000 above the request.
           To address the growing threat against U.S. 
        air operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Committee's 
        proposals include an increase of $198,000,000 for air 
        survivability equipment for the Marine Corps and 
        $706,000,000 for infrared countermeasures for Air Force 
        aircraft, an increase of $222,000,000 above the 
        President's request.
           Finally, the Committee recommendations fully 
        fund the President's request for providing support to 
        coalition partners in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    A detailed review of the Committee's recommendations for 
programs funded in this chapter is provided in the following 
pages.


    The following table summarizes, by appropriations account 
or general provision, the Committee's recommendations compared 
to the President's budget request.


                  SELECT INTELLIGENCE OVERSIGHT PANEL

    The Committee is pleased to recognize the Select 
Intelligence Oversight Panel (SIOP), established by H. Res 35 
during the 1st session of the 110th Congress to provide more 
robust oversight of the nation's intelligence activities.
    The SIOP, a bi-partisan panel comprised of members from the 
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the 
Appropriations Committee, held various hearings and briefings 
with representatives of the Intelligence Community as it 
reviewed the fiscal year 2007 supplemental request. The SIOP 
recommendations with respect to funding activities and programs 
of the Intelligence Community are reflected in the funding 
levels included in the accompanying bill. In general, the 
fiscal year 2007 supplemental funding levels recommended for 
intelligence activities continue robust investments in 
infrastructure, analytic capabilities, and human expertise.

                            CLASSIFIED ANNEX

    The Committee's recommendations for intelligence activities 
are published in a separate and detailed classified annex. The 
intelligence community, Department of Defense, and other 
organizations are expected to fully comply with the 
recommendations and directions in the classified annex 
accompanying this Act.

                         REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to provide a 
report to the congressional defense committees within 30 days 
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 Committee directs that these 
reports shall include: a detailed accounting of obligations and 
expenditures of appropriations provided in this chapter by 
program and subactivity group for the continuation of the war 
in Iraq and Afghanistan; and a listing of equipment procured 
using funds provided in this chapter. The Committee expects 
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 Committee directs 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.
    Additionally, the Committee directs that the reporting 
requirements of section 9010 of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007, regarding 
military operations and stability in Iraq shall apply to the 
funds appropriated in this Act.

                       OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN

    According to current reports, violence in Afghanistan has 
escalated this past year. In fact, military commanders recently 
testified to the Committee that the Taliban is strengthening. 
The Committee believes that constraining the violence in 
Afghanistan and developing a stable, politically viable, and 
economically effective Afghanistan are critical to winning the 
war against terror. As such, the Committee recommends an 
additional $1,000,000,000 to support operations in Afghanistan. 
The recommended additional funding is distributed as follows:

                       Additional Funding for OEF

        Account                                             $'s millions
Operation and Maintenance, Army...............................       500
Operation and Maintenance, Navy...............................       200
Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps.......................       100
Operation and Maintenance, Air Force..........................       140
Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide.......................        30
Other Procurement, Air Force..................................        30
                    --------------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

    Total.....................................................     1,000

       POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

    The uniquely-prevalent wound in the global war on terrorism 
is traumatic brain injury (TBI), that has segmental bone 
defects and large soft tissue wounds. TBI can be caused by 
blast exposure, gunshot wounds, motor vehicle injury, or other 
events. In addition, life threatening injuries can trigger 
terror, horror and helplessness. This creates a double jeopardy 
in which veterans are simultaneously exposed to the risk of 
post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and concussive head 
injury. The severely wounded are routinely screened for head 
trauma; however, many others are not.
    OEF and OIF veterans who may have suffered repeated mild 
traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, may go 
undiagnosed in the theater. Symptoms may surface, after the 
servicemembers have returned home. Given that certain symptoms 
of mild, repeated concussive head injury and post traumatic 
stress disorder are similar, (for example, concentration 
difficulties, sleep disruption, and irritability) and are 
likely to occur in settings of a high war zone traumatic stress 
exposure, servicemembers with dual diagnosis PTSD and TBI 
present unique diagnostic and treatment challenges.
    The Committee believes that we have not invested sufficient 
funds in our understanding of pre-hospitalization trauma and 
disease and non-battle injury treatment. The Committee urges 
the further development of disease and trauma registries that 
will assist in tracking all aspects of far-forward medical 
care.
    If a servicemember is correctly diagnosed with PTSD or TBI, 
the better chance he or she has of a full recovery. It is 
therefore critical that all health care providers are given the 
resources that they need to make accurate, timely referrals for 
appropriate treatment and that servicemembers have high 
priority access to such services. Therefore, the Committee 
provides an additional $450,000,000 to stimulate research and 
educate health care providers, ensure timely diagnosis, and 
increase access to treatment for post traumatic stress 
disorder. An additional $450,000,000 is recommended for 
traumatic brain injury care and research, including research on 
bone regeneration and soft tissue healing.
    By increasing funding for post traumatic stress disorder 
and traumatic brain injury treatment, the Committee believes 
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.

             MINE RESISTANT AMBUSH PROTECTED (MRAP) VEHICLE

    The Committee commends the fast action of the military 
services in using an innovative approach to acquire the Mine 
Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) family of vehicles. MRAP 
vehicles are urgently needed in the theater of operations, and 
will ultimately save the lives of our soldiers, sailors, airmen 
and marines by augmenting the current level of mine and 
Improvised Explosive Devises (IED) protection provided by the 
up-armored HMMWV. The MRAP has a new V-shaped hull, a raised 
chassis, and various other force protection assets.
    While the Committee acknowledges the tremendous joint 
efforts of the services to address this urgent need, it is 
dismayed by the shortfall of funding requested by the 
Department of Defense in its supplemental request. The 
Committee strongly encourages the Defense Department to work 
with Congress to fully resource the requirements as they are 
further defined.
    In an effort to address the shortfall, the Committee 
includes $1,411,000,000 for the MRAP in this recommendation, an 
increase of $311,000,000 above the request. When combined with 
appropriations provided in Title IX of the fiscal year 2007 
Defense Appropriations Act, the Department will have a total of 
$2,071,000,000 available to purchase MRAP vehicles. Based on 
information provided by DoD, the Committee believes this 
funding amount to be sufficient to procure all MRAP vehicles 
that can be manufactured in fiscal year 2007, using reasonable 
production rate assumptions. As such, the Committee has fully 
funded the maximum production capacity through the end of the 
fiscal year for the Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) 
contracts that are currently issued by the joint program 
office.
    Should production capacity expand to levels beyond those 
assumed by the Committee recommendation, the Committee has made 
funds available for MRAPs in the Strategic Readiness Reserve 
Fund.
    The funding provided in this Act is as follows:

Other Procurement, Army:[in thousands of dollars]
    129 Ground Standoff Mine Detection System.................  $500,000
Other Procurement, Navy:
    124 Tactical Vehicles.....................................   180,000
    124 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Outfitting 
      (above the request).....................................    51,600
Procurement, Defense-Wide:
    70 EOD Systems............................................   420,000
    70A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (above the 
      request)................................................   259,000

                           MILITARY PERSONNEL

    The Committee recommends an additional appropriation of 
$13,566,940,000 for Military Personnel, $1,422,287,000 above 
the budget request for fiscal year 2007. In total, 
$18,953,445,000 is provided in supplemental appropriations for 
Global War on Terror activities funded under this heading in 
fiscal year 2007.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends a total of $13,566,940,000 for the 
incremental costs of pay and allowances for active duty and 
Ready Reserve personnel deployed overseas in support of 
military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, or otherwise 
supporting the Global War on Terror worldwide. These include 
Basic Allowance for Housing, Imminent Danger Pay, Family 
Separation Allowance, Hardship Duty Pay, Foreign Language 
Proficiency Pay, Combat-Related Injury pay, Subsistence, and 
other casualty benefits associated with the death or traumatic 
injury of service members. The recommendation includes 
$1,862,004,000 to support a fiscal year 2007 end-strength 
increase of 36,000 soldiers and $459,319,000 for the Marine 
Corps to augment its current force structure by 9,000 Marines. 
The Committee also provides $20,000,000 above the budget 
request for additional recruitment and retention programs for 
the Reserve and National Guard forces to access and retain 
specialty skills.

                            TROOPS SUPPORTED

    The Committee recommended funding level will support the 
following mobilization and deployment assumptions for troops 
deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and 
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) through fiscal year 2007:

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                                                                                   Marine                Total
                                                              Army       Navy      Corps    Air Force    Force
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OEF......................................................     15,500     28,000        500     26,000     70,000
OIF......................................................    141,000      9,000     26,000      1,400    177,400
      Total..............................................    156,500     37,000     26,500     27,400   247,400
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Note: Totals include all forces deployed in theater, not just ``boots on the ground'' in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The adjustments to the budget request for Military 
Personnel are shown below:


                        MILITARY PERSONNEL, ARMY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $4,346,710,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   8,305,899,000
Committee recommendation................................   8,878,899,000
Change from request.....................................    +573,000,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,878,899,000 
for Military Personnel, Army. The recommendation is an increase 
of $573,000,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Military 
Personnel, Army:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                        MILITARY PERSONNEL, NAVY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $143,296,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     692,127,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,100,410,000
Change from request.....................................    +408,283,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,100,410,000 
for Military Personnel, Navy. The recommendation is an increase 
of $408,283,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Military 
Personnel, Navy:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                    MILITARY PERSONNEL, MARINE CORPS

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $145,576,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   1,386,871,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,495,828,000
Change from request.....................................    +108,957,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,495,828,000 
for Military Personnel, Marine Corps. The recommendation is an 
increase of $108,957,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Military 
Personnel, Marine Corps:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                     MILITARY PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $351,788,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   1,100,687,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,229,334,000
Change from request.....................................    +128,647,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,229,334,000 
for Military Personnel, Air Force. The recommendation is an 
increase of $128,647,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Military 
Personnel, Air Force:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:

                        RESERVE PERSONNEL, ARMY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\     $87,756,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     147,244,000
Committee recommendation................................     173,244,000
Change from request.....................................     +26,000,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $173,244,000 
for Reserve Personnel, Army. The recommendation is an increase 
of $26,000,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Reserve 
Personnel, Army:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                        RESERVE PERSONNEL, NAVY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     $72,800,000
Committee recommendation................................      82,800,000
Change from request.....................................     +10,000,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $82,800,000 
for Reserve Personnel, Navy. The recommendation is an increase 
of $10,000,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Reserve 
Personnel, Navy:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                    RESERVE PERSONNEL, MARINE CORPS

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\     $15,420,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................              --
Committee recommendation................................      15,000,000
Change from request.....................................     +15,000,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $15,000,000 
for Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps. The recommendation is an 
increase of $15,000,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Reserve 
Personnel, Marine Corps:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                      RESERVE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\              --
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................      $3,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,100,000
Change from request.....................................     +11,100,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $14,100,000 
for Reserve Personnel, Air Force. The recommendation is an 
increase of $11,100,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Reserve 
Personnel, Air Force:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                     NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL, ARMY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $295,959,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     436,025,000
Committee recommendation................................     552,725,000
Change from request.....................................    +116,700,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $552,725,000 
for National Guard Personnel, Army. The recommendation is an 
increase of $116,700,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for National 
Guard Personnel, Army:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                  NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\              --
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................              --
Committee recommendation................................     $24,600,000
Change from request.....................................     +24,600,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $24,600,000 
for National Guard Personnel, Air Force. The recommendation is 
an increase of $24,600,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for National 
Guard Personnel, Air Force:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

    The Committee recommends $52,499,979,000 for operation and 
maintenance accounts, an increase of $2,183,886,000 above the 
President's request. Funds are provided for personnel support 
requirements including travel, subsistence, individual and 
organizational equipment, repair, reserve component activation 
costs, and incremental civilian personnel costs. Increases for 
operating support costs include funds for military operations 
including spare parts and consumable supplies, transportation, 
pre-deployment training and training in theater, forward base 
operating costs, communications, vehicle maintenance, and 
contracts for linguists, logistics and infrastructure support. 
In addition, funds are provided within the operation and 
maintenance accounts to address fuel price increases.
    The Committee recommends reductions for certain programs in 
cases in which it was determined that funding requested could 
not be obligated within the current fiscal year or funding 
requested was excess to the Department's needs.
    The following table provides details of the recommendations 
for the operation and maintenance accounts:


                    OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\ $28,034,102,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................  19,803,572,000
Committee recommendation................................  20,897,672,000
Change from request.....................................  +1,094,100,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    This appropriation finances operation and maintenance 
activities for the Active Army in support of Operation Iraqi 
Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. These activities 
encompass ground combat operations, flying hours, military 
intelligence activities, logistics support, fuel purchases, 
base operations, depot maintenance, and over-ocean 
transportation related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
Also included is the Commander's Emergency Response Program.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$20,897,672,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Army. The 
recommendation is an increase of $1,094,100,000 above the 
budget request, and, when combined with previously enacted 
supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2007, provides for 
a total fiscal year 2007 supplemental appropriation of 
$48,931,774,000.
    The recommendation provides the following for Operation and 
Maintenance, Army:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                        BUDGET SUBMISSION ERRORS

    The official budget submission for Operation and 
Maintenance, Army was understated by $356,000,000. In addition, 
the budget submission for the Commander's Emergency Response 
Program was overstated by $50,400,000. The Committee's 
recommendations correct these errors.

                     ``BOOTS ON THE GROUND'' POLICY

    On January 19, 2007, the Secretary of Defense issued a 
memorandum titled ``Utilization of the Total Force'' which 
establishes a policy to limit ``boots on the ground'' for 
reserve component personnel. This policy change is likely to 
result in more extensive training prior to mobilization and 
increase throughput at Army ranges. The Committee recommends an 
additional $88,500,000 to reflect the change in policy.

                 COMMANDER'S EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM

    Within the funds provided for Operation and Maintenance, 
Army, the Committee recommends $456,000,000 for the Commander's 
Emergency Response Program (CERP). The recommendation is the 
same level as requested in the budget estimate. The funding 
provided will continue to enable military commanders in Iraq 
and Afghanistan to respond to urgent humanitarian relief and 
reconstruction needs within their areas of responsibility. 
Consistent with the budget estimate, $350,000,000 shall be 
available for CERP activities in Iraq and $106,000,000 for 
activities in Afghanistan.
    The Committee recommendations include a general provision 
that requires the Department of Defense to submit, not later 
than 15 days after each quarter of the fiscal year, a report 
regarding the source of funds and the allocation and use of 
funds during the quarter.
    The Committee notes that CERP is intended for small-scale 
and urgent projects. The Department's financial guidance 
requires notification for projects in excess of $500,000 and 
such notification includes a description of the project, an 
estimated length of completion, and a justification of how the 
project supports the purpose of the CERP. The Committee notes, 
however, that the Department's guidance does not limit or cap 
the size of a project that can be supported by CERP funds. 
Quarterly reporting data shows an increasing number of larger-
scale projects. These larger-scaled projects may be more 
appropriately funded under the traditional foreign assistance 
programs of the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for 
International Development. As such, the Department should 
consider revising its policy guidance to include limitations on 
project size. Moreover, the Committee notes that CERP 
expenditures are planned for well into the future. Accordingly, 
the Department is strongly encouraged to coordinate with the 
Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International 
Development to avoid duplication of effort and to contribute to 
a coherent foreign assistance program in Iraq and Afghanistan.

                    OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, NAVY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations....  $1,615,288,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   5,945,397,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,115,397,000
Change from request.....................................    -830,000,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    This appropriation finances operation and maintenance 
activities for the Navy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 
and Operation Enduring Freedom. These activities encompass 
combat operations, flying hours, military intelligence 
activities, logistics support, fuel purchases, base operations, 
depot maintenance, and over-ocean transportation related to the 
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,115,397,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Navy. The recommendation is a 
decrease of $830,000,000 below the budget request, and, when 
combined with previously enacted supplemental appropriations 
for fiscal year 2007, provides for a total fiscal year 2007 
supplemental appropriation of $6,730,685,000.
    The recommendation provides the following for Operation and 
Maintenance, Navy:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                        BUDGET SUBMISSION ERRORS

    The official budget submission for Operation and 
Maintenance, Navy was misstated by $804,000,000. The 
Committee's recommendation corrects this error. To meet the 
reductions taken to correct the error, the Committee directs 
the Navy to apply reductions so as to conform to the 
subactivity detail contained in the Department of the Navy's 
Fiscal Year 2008 and 2009 Budget Estimates, Fiscal Year 2007 
Emergency Supplemental Request.

                           PROGRAM REDUCTIONS

    The Navy's budget request includes funding for equipment 
maintenance which cannot be obligated in fiscal year 2007. 
These costs will not be incurred in fiscal year 2007 as 
budgeted. The aircraft carrier battle group will be deployed 
during the second half of the fiscal year. As such, the 
Committee recommendation reduces the budget request by a total 
of $306,000,000.

                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, MARINE CORPS

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $2,689,006,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   1,401,594,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,503,694,000
Change from request.....................................    +102,100,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    This appropriation finances operation and maintenance 
activities for the Marine Corps in support of Operation Iraqi 
Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. These activities 
encompass ground combat operations, flying hours, military 
intelligence activities, logistics support, fuel purchases, 
base operations, depot maintenance, and over-ocean 
transportation related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,503,694,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps. The recommendation 
is an increase of $102,100,000 above the budget request, and, 
when combined with previously enacted supplemental 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007, provides for a total 
fiscal year 2007 supplemental appropriation of $4,192,700,000.
    The recommendation provides the following for Operation and 
Maintenance, Marine Corps:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                  OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $2,688,189,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   7,069,259,000
Committee recommendation................................   6,909,259,000
Change from request.....................................    -160,000,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    This appropriation finances operation and maintenance 
activities for the Active Air Force in support of Operation 
Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. These activities 
encompass combat operations, flying hours, military 
intelligence activities, logistics support, fuel purchases, 
base operations, depot maintenance, and over-ocean 
transportation related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 
emergency supplemental appropriation recommended in this bill 
provides for the incremental costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom 
and Operation Enduring Freedom.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,909,259,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Air Force. The recommendation is 
a decrease of $160,000,000 below the budget request, and, when 
combined with previously enacted supplemental appropriations 
for fiscal year 2007, provides for a total fiscal year 2007 
supplemental appropriation of $9,597,448,000.
    The recommendation provides the following for Operation and 
Maintenance, Air Force:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, DEFENSE-WIDE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $2,774,963,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   3,378,307,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,855,993,000
Change from request.....................................    -522,314,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    This appropriation supports critical Department-wide 
functions, military departments and warfighters. The 
appropriation includes funding for Special Operations Command, 
several combat support agencies, four intelligence agencies, 
and other agencies that provide common information services, 
contract administration, contract audit, logistics and 
administrative functions to the military departments. The 
emergency supplemental appropriation recommended in this bill 
provides for the incremental costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 
Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,855,993,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide. The recommendation 
is a decrease of $522,314,000 from the budget request, and, 
when combined with previously enacted supplemental 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007, provides for a total 
fiscal year 2007 supplemental appropriation of $5,630,956,000.
    The recommendation provides the following for Operation and 
Maintenance, Defense-Wide:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
                  EXPEDITIONARY VIRTUAL NETWORK (EVNO)

    The Committee recommendation does not include funding for 
the expeditionary virtual network under this heading. Funding 
for this activity is more appropriately funded within the Iraq 
Security Forces Fund.

                        FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommends an additional $17,000,000 for the 
Family Advocacy Programs. From the additional amounts provided, 
$7,000,000 is to fund initiatives to ensure that Guard and 
Reserve families receive the same level of pre-deployment and 
post-deployment support as active duty families. This effort 
will utilize the Joint Reserve & Guard Family Assistance 
Center. The Committee also provides $10,000,000 to support the 
child care needs of Guard and Reserve members in their local 
communities. In addition, the recommendation provides support 
services, training and technical assistance to personnel at 
military installations, and outreach to National Guard and 
Reservist Service members, their families, and the 
professionals who support Service members to improve the 
emotional health and development of infants, toddlers, and 
children of deployed Service members.

                    SPECIALIST TILLMAN INVESTIGATION

    Army Specialist Patrick Tillman, died April 22, 2004, in 
eastern Afghanistan. The Army investigations were ``informal 
investigations'' conducted under authority in Army Regulation 
15-6 by command personnel. Subsequently, in August 2005, in 
response to a request from the Army Inspector General, the 
Department of Defense's Inspector General initiated an 
oversight review of the Army's investigations into the incident 
that resulted in Tillman's death. The Department of Defense's 
Inspector General stated the objective of its report is to 
determine whether the Army properly investigated and reported 
the incident that resulted in Specialist Tillman's death.
    How the Army and the Department of Defense handled this 
investigation is inexcusable. It has been nearly three years 
since the beginning of the Army's investigation and the Tillman 
family still has no resolution on the death of their son. 
Therefore, the Committee directs the Department of Defense's 
Inspector General to release a full incident report detailing 
the circumstance surrounding the death of Specialist Pat 
Tillman to the Tillman family and the Committee not later than 
30 days after enactment of this Act.

                             EMP COMMISSION

    The Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States 
from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack was reauthorized in the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. The 
reauthorization would allow the commission to evaluate public 
and private efforts to implement recommendations included in 
its 2004 report to Congress. The law requires the commission's 
chairman to certify the specific funds needed for the 
activities of the commission and for the Secretary of Defense 
to disburse the funds required, pursuant to that certification. 
The Committee understands that the Department of Defense has 
not provided sufficient funds for the commission to carry out 
its authorized duties. Therefore, the Committee directs the 
Department to promptly disburse to the coinmission the funds 
required to complete its duties, as specified in law.

                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY RESERVE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\     $77,600,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................      74,049,000
Committee recommendation................................      74,049,000
Change from request.....................................              --

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    The Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve (OMAR) 
appropriation funds operational, logistics, administrative, 
engineering and management support for the Army Reserve. 
Additionally, the OMAR appropriation supports America's Army in 
areas including installation management, maintenance of real 
property, record management, and personnel support to retirees, 
veterans and their families. Costs incurred in providing the 
support include civilian pay, information systems, networks, 
telecommunications, supplies, fuel, equipment and base 
operations support. Funding is provided in two budget 
activities. Operating Forces (BA-1) consists of the following 
budget activity groups: land forces, land forces readiness and 
land forces readiness support. Administrative and service-wide 
activities (BA-4) consists of the following sub-activity 
groups: administration, service-wide communications, personnel 
and financial administration, and recruiting and advertising. 
The emergency supplemental appropriation recommended in this 
bill provides for the incremental costs of Operation Iraqi 
Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on 
Terror.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $74,049,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve. The recommendation 
is the same level as the budget request, and, when combined 
with previously enacted supplemental appropriations for fiscal 
year 2007, provides for a total fiscal year 2007 supplemental 
appropriation of $151,649,000.
    The recommendation provides the following for Operation and 
Maintenance, Army Reserve:


                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, NAVY RESERVE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\      $9,886,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     111,066,000
Committee recommendation................................     111,066,000
Change from request.....................................              --

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    The Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve appropriation 
provides for the cost of operating Navy Reserve forces and 
maintaining their assigned equipment at a state of readiness 
that will permit rapid employment in the event of full or 
partial mobilization and meet fleet operational support 
requirements. The Navy Reserve's mission is to support the 
Navy-Marine Corps team with mission ready units, equipment and 
individuals throughout the full range of operations from peace 
to war. The Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve 
appropriation consists of two budget activities: Operating 
Forces (BA-1), and Administrative and Service-wide Support (BA-
4). BA-1 funding provides for the operation and maintenance of 
Reserve force ships, aircraft and combat support forces. In 
addition, funding is used to operate and maintain Navy Reserve 
activities and commands in all 50 states. The emergency 
supplemental appropriation recommended in this bill provides 
for the incremental costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation 
Enduring Freedom, and the Global War on Terror.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $111,066,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve. The recommendation 
is the same level as the budget request, and, when combined 
with previously enacted supplemental appropriations for fiscal 
year 2007, provides for a total fiscal year 2007 supplemental 
appropriation of $120,952,000.
    The recommendation provides the following for Operation and 
Maintenance, Navy Reserve:


            OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, MARINE CORPS RESERVE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\     $48,000,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................      13,591,000
Committee recommendation................................      13,591,000
Change from request.....................................              --

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    The Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve (O&M;, 
MCR) appropriation provides for the day-to-day costs of 
operating the Marine Corps Reserve force, its functional 
activities and facilities. The funding also supports the Fourth 
Marine Division, the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing, the Fourth 
Force Service Support Group, and the Marine Corps Reserve 
Support Command, which together are known as the Marine Corps 
Force Reserves. The O&M;, MCR is reflected in two budget 
activities: Operating Forces (BA-1) and Administration and 
Service-wide Activities (BA-4). Funded within the BA-1 are 
weekend, annual, and individual training for the Reserves; the 
purchase and replacement of expense type items authorized by 
unit training allowance and the repair of equipment; and 
maintenance of major end items of equipment performed by the 
Marine Corps Logistics bases. The BA-4 activity includes 
funding for recruiting and advertising, transportation of 
things, special support, administration and other base support. 
The emergency supplemental appropriation recommended in this 
bill provides for the incremental costs of Operation Iraqi 
Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on 
Terror.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $13,591,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve. The 
recommendation is the same level as the budget request, and, 
when combined with previously enacted supplemental 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007, provides for a total 
fiscal year 2007 supplemental appropriation of $61,591,000.
    The recommendation provides the following for Operation and 
Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve:


              OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AIR FORCE RESERVE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\     $65,000,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................      10,160,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,160,000
Change from request.....................................              --

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    The appropriation for Operation and Maintenance, Air Force 
Reserve provides funds to maintain and train units for 
immediate mobilization, and to provide administrative support 
which encompasses the Office of the Air Force Reserve (Air 
Staff), Headquarters Air Force Reserve (Operational 
Headquarters), the Numbered Air Forces and the Air Reserve 
Personnel Center. The emergency supplemental appropriation 
recommended in this bill provides for the incremental costs of 
Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the 
Global War on Terror.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,160,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve. The 
recommendation is the same level as the budget request, and, 
when combined with previously enacted supplemental 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007, provides for a total 
fiscal year 2007 supplemental appropriation of $75,160,000.
    The recommendation provides the following for Operation and 
Maintenance, Air Force Reserve:


             OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $424,000,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................      83,569,000
Committee recommendation................................     133,569,000
Change from request.....................................     +50,000,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    The appropriation for Operation and Maintenance, Army 
National Guard provides funds to cover the expenses of 
training, organizing and administering the Army National Guard. 
The emergency supplemental appropriation recommended in this 
bill provides for the incremental costs of Operation Iraqi 
Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on 
Terror.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $133,569,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard. The 
recommendation is $50,000,000 above the budget request, and, 
when combined with previously enacted supplemental 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007, provides for a total 
fiscal year 2007 supplemental appropriation of $557,569,000.
    The recommendation provides the following for Operation and 
Maintenance, Army National Guard:


                        Recommended Adjustments

    The recommendation includes the following adjustments:
    
    
             OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\              --
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     $38,429,000
Committee recommendation................................      38,429,000
Change from request.....................................              --

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    The appropriation for Operation and Maintenance, Air 
National Guard provides funds for operational support of the 
Air National Guard (ANG) along with ANG/Air Force blended wings 
and ANG/Air Force associate units. The appropriation also 
finances operation, maintenance and repair of facilities 
including real property support agreements; state security 
agreements; facility sustainment; travel costs of all ANG 
personnel; supplies and equipment. Lastly, it provides funding 
to support the day-to-day staffing needed to train, equip and 
support an ANG force at a level of combat readiness that 
enables it to assimilate immediately into an active force and 
be capable of conducting independent operations in accordance 
with unit wartime taskings. The emergency supplemental 
appropriation recommended in this bill provides for the 
incremental costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation 
Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terror.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $38,429,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard. The 
recommendation is the same level as the budget request, and, 
when combined with previously enacted supplemental 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007, provides for a total 
fiscal year 2007 supplemental appropriation of $38,429,000.
    The recommendation provides the following for Operation and 
Maintenance, Air National Guard:


                    AFGHANISTAN SECURITY FORCES FUND

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $1,500,000,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   5,906,400,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,906,400,000
Change from request.....................................              --

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,906,400,000 
for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, the same level as the 
budget request. This appropriation supports the training, 
equipment and infrastructure to develop capable security forces 
within Afghanistan. When combined with previous appropriations 
for fiscal year 2007, a total of $7,406,400,000 is available in 
fiscal year 2007 for training and equipping the Afghan security 
forces.
    The recommendation provides the following for Afghanistan 
Security Forces Fund:


                       IRAQ SECURITY FORCES FUND

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $1,700,000,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   3,842,300,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,842,300,000
Change from request.....................................              --

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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    Appropriations provided under this heading are to train and 
equip the Iraqi security forces. These forces can protect Iraqi 
citizens, maintain national security and territorial integrity 
by upholding the rule of law, and combat insurgents, terrorists 
and criminal activities. To date, the Congress has provided in 
excess of $15,400,000,000 to this effort. Funds to train and 
equip Iraqi security forces were initially provided as 
allocations from the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund and 
then subsequently from direct appropriations. The fiscal year 
2007 supplemental request includes an additional appropriation 
of $3,842,300,000 for the Iraq Security Forces Fund.
    The Committee recommendation includes $3,842,300,000 for 
Iraqi security forces. When combined with previous fiscal year 
2007 appropriations, a total of $5,542,300,000 will be 
available for Iraqi force generation activities in fiscal year 
2007. These funds are in addition to funds provided in fiscal 
year 2006, which remain largely unspent, and approximately 
$7,300,000,000 approved by the Iraqi government to support its 
own troop and security forces development. In total, the 
Committee estimates that almost $15,000,000,000 will be 
available for expenditure in fiscal year 2007 to support the 
training and equipping of Iraqi security forces.
    Though the number and quality of Iraqi security forces have 
improved in recent months, critical problems remain in terms of 
manpower, troop quality, discipline and equipment. The 
recommended level will address these shortcomings. However, the 
Committee believes that Iraqi force development cannot succeed 
in an Iraqi-political environment that is faltering in 
significant areas, such as political reconciliation; general 
governance; establishment of a legal system and the rule of 
law; economic development and the rehabilitation of the oil and 
energy sector.
    Moreover, the Committee is concerned that it lacks critical 
information necessary to make fully informed judgments 
regarding budget requests and the effectiveness of previous 
appropriations provided for the development of Iraqi security 
forces. To date, the Department of Defense has yet to produce 
an estimated total cost to train and equip the Iraqi security 
forces, though such activities have been underway since fiscal 
year 2004. As a result, the Congress is unable to measure 
progress of the Department in implementing and completing that 
plan. In addition, though the Department provides limited 
information regarding the aggregate number of trained and 
equipped Iraqi security forces and numbers of units leading 
operations, it fails to provide readiness assessments of 
individual Iraqi units. Without that information, Congress is 
unable to assess independently the progress in the development 
of Iraqi security forces. Accordingly, the Committee has 
recommended a general provision that requires before the 
obligation of more than 50 percent of the funds made available 
under this heading:
          (1) the Department of Defense must provide, in 
        classified form, to the congressional defense 
        committees the individual transition readiness 
        assessment (TRAs) by unit of the Iraqi security forces.
          (2) the Office of Management and Budget must provide 
        a comprehensive report that includes, but is not 
        limited to: an estimated total cost to train and equip 
        the Iraqi security forces, disaggregated by major 
        program area and sub-elements by force; the use of all 
        funds on a project-by-project basis for which funds are 
        appropriated in this Act, for which funds were 
        appropriated in previous Acts, and for which funds were 
        made available by transfer or reprogrammings or 
        allocation in previous Acts; and a plan which includes 
        benchmarks and milestones to transition such assistance 
        to traditional foreign assistance administered by the 
        Department of State. This report is to be updated 
        periodically.
    The Committee recommendation deletes funding of 
$155,500,000 requested to provide assistance to the Government 
of Iraq to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate militias and 
illegal armed groups. The Department of Defense lacks such 
authority and is more appropriately a Department of State 
activity.
    In a briefing by the GAO and the Special Inspector for Iraq 
Reconstruction before the Committee, the Comptroller General 
informed the Committee that the Department of Defense and 
Multi-National Force-Iraq may not be able to account for Iraqi 
security forces' receipt of hundreds of thousands of weapons, 
thousands of vehicles and millions of pieces of gear. It is not 
clear what accountability measures, if any, the Department of 
Defense has chosen to apply to the non-traditional train-and-
equip program for Iraq. The Committee therefore directs the 
Department to report to the Committee within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act the accountability requirements DoD has 
applied to the train-and-equip program for Iraq and the plans 
underway to formulate property accountability rules and 
regulations that distinguish between peace and war.
    The recommendation provides the following for the Iraq 
Security Forces Fund:


                           IRAQ FREEDOM FUND

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\     $50,000,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     205,600,000
Committee recommendation................................     155,600,000
Change from request.....................................     -50,000,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $155,600,000 
for the Iraq Freedom Fund. Of the funds provided, $105,000,000 
is to be available for continuous escort and provision of an 
honor guard for military members who die in a combat zone. In 
addition, $50,000,000 is to be available for rapid acquisition 
cell activities, and when combined with enacted emergency 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007, provides for the same 
level as in fiscal year 2006.
    The recommendation provides the following for the Iraq 
Freedom Fund:


             JOINT IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE DEFEAT FUND

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $1,920,000,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   2,432,800,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,432,800,000
Change from request.....................................              --

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$2,432,800,000, the same level as the budget request, for the 
Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.
    The Committee continues to provide substantial resources to 
support the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat 
Organization (JIEDDO). The Committee recognizes that the 
organization is performing a critically important mission, but 
believes that the lack of fiscal discipline within the 
organization is detrimental to its overall success. The 
Department of Defense Comptroller must provide improved 
oversight to prevent duplication of projects between individual 
services and JIEDDO. As such, the Committee recommends the 
consolidation of funding for certain military service research 
and development programs which appear to duplicate JIEDDO's 
activities.
    The Committee provides the full amount of funding requested 
for Improvised Explosive Device jammers. All military wheeled 
vehicles used in Iraq and Afghanistan outside of secure 
military operating bases are required to have a protective 
jammer device, as mandated by the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Within the ``Defeat the 
Device'' program line, the Committee directs the JIEDDO to fund 
all additional Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Electronic 
Warfare (CREW) requirements as needed for the escalation of 
troops in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to consider this funding 
as a Congressional item of interest.
    The Committee further directs JIEDDO to use standard 
reprogramming procedures when transferring a cumulative amount 
of $20,000,000 or more between sub-activities.
    The recommendation provides the following for JIEDDO:
    
    
                    STRATEGIC RESERVE READINESS FUND

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\              --
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................              --
Committee recommendation................................  $2,500,000,000
Change from request.....................................  +2,500,000,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,500,000,000 to 
establish a Strategic Reserve Readiness Fund. This 
appropriation shall support training, operations, repair of 
equipment, purchase of equipment, and other expenses to improve 
the readiness of non-deployed United States military forces. 
Funds appropriated under this heading shall be available for 
transfer to other appropriations for military personnel, 
operations and maintenance, procurement, and defense working 
capital funds.

                               READINESS

    Overall, reported readiness levels for deployed forces are 
high but are not sufficient for forces at home bases. Training 
readiness is significantly diminished for units at home station 
due to personnel turnover, equipment shortages and the short 
turnaround between combat tours. The Strategic Reserve 
Readiness Fund (SRRF) provides funds intended to finance 
additional training, supplies and equipment, which, because of 
budget lead times, were not included in the normal budget 
development process. The SRRF is to finance improvements in 
readiness posture of home-station units that are ``next-to-
deploy''.

                              PROCUREMENT

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$24,813,673,000 for Procurement, $86,306,000 below the budget 
request for fiscal year 2007.
    The adjustments to the budget request for procurement are 
shown below:


                       AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, ARMY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $1,461,300,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     627,750,000
Committee recommendation................................     461,850,000
Change from request.....................................    -165,900,000

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $461,850,000 
for Aircraft Procurement, Army. The recommendation is a 
decrease of $165,900,000 below the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Aircraft 
Procurement, Army:


                         UH-60M BLACKHAWK (MYP)

    The request for supplemental appropriations proposes 
$106,300,000 in addition to $1,080,700,000 that is included in 
the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007 for UH-60M 
Blackhawk multi-year procurement. The amount requested would 
add seven aircraft to the procurement total for fiscal year 
2007. The seven aircraft were requested for force readiness 
upgrades, were not intended to replace battle losses and would 
not be delivered until January to June 2009. Since the 
submission of the supplemental budget request, the Army has 
experienced two aircraft battle losses. The Committee 
recommendation provides funding for two battle loss replacement 
aircraft. The Committee recommends the Army request funding for 
procurement of aircraft for modernization as part of the normal 
budget process.

                      CH-47 CARGO HELICOPTER MODS

    The fiscal year 2007 Department of Defense supplemental 
budget request proposes $120,000,000 for procurement of four 
new build aircraft. The aircraft were not requested for battle 
loss replacement but would serve to improve Army aviation 
overall force modernization. Since the submission of the 
supplemental request, Army Special Operations Command has lost 
one additional CH-47 during combat operations in Afghanistan. 
The Committee recommendation provides funding for one 
additional new build CH-47 for Army Special Operations Command 
to replace the recent aircraft lost in Afghanistan, and defers 
funding of three aircraft to the normal budget process.

                       MISSILE PROCUREMENT, ARMY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\              --
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................    $160,173,000
Committee Recommendation................................     160,173,000
Change from request.....................................              --

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $160,173,000 
for Missile Procurement, Army. The recommendation is the same 
as the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Missile 
Procurement, Army:


        PROCUREMENT OF WEAPONS AND TRACKED COMBAT VEHICLES, ARMY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $3,393,230,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   3,474,389,000
Committee Recommendation................................   3,474,389,000
Change from request.....................................              --

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,474,389,000 
for Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army. 
The recommendation is the same as the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Procurement 
of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army:


                    PROCUREMENT OF AMMUNITION, ARMY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $237,750,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     681,500,000
Committee Recommendation................................     681,500,000
Change from request.....................................              --

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $681,500,000 
for Procurement of Ammunition, Army. The recommendation is the 
same as the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Procurement 
of Ammunition, Army:


                        OTHER PROCUREMENT, ARMY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $5,003,995,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   9,908,649,000
Committee Recommendation................................  10,197,399,000
Change from request.....................................    +288,750,000

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$10,197,399,000 for Other Procurement, Army. The recommendation 
is an increase of $288,750,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Other 
Procurement, Army:


   SINGLE CHANNEL GROUND AND AIRBORNE RADIO SYSTEM (SINCGARS) FAMILY

    The Department of Defense supplemental budget request for 
fiscal year 2007 proposes $532,544,000 for SINCGARS radios and 
associated hardware and test sets. The Department of the Army 
has repeatedly expressed a critical need for SINCGARS 
technology to support ongoing operations. The Committee, 
however, notes that the requested supplemental funding would 
result in a 17 month period of production which would not 
complete production until May of 2010. The Committee strongly 
supports the acquisition of communications equipment necessary 
for the conduct of military operations in the war zones, and 
for force readiness in general. But, the Committee is concerned 
that the Army has not leveraged available and qualified 
industrial capacity to deliver funded quantities of SINCGARS 
radios to the combat, combat support and combat service support 
units. The Committee strongly encourages the Army to act more 
aggressively to obligate funds provided by Congress to secure 
the necessary industrial capacity to produce the needed 
SINCGARS radios and equip the units of the Army in a more 
timely manner. The Committee recommends $532,544,000 for 
SINCGARS radios, the full amount requested. However, 
$250,000,000 of that amount may not be obligated by the Army 
until 15 days after the Secretary of the Army provides a report 
to the congressional defense committees which explains the 
Army's strategy to leverage available industrial capacity in 
order to produce the needed radios at a significantly faster 
rate.

                          INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    The Department of Defense supplemental budget request, 2007 
includes $13,200,000 for the purchase and installation costs of 
information technology related to military construction 
projects. Of this amount, $1,000,000 was requested for the 
purchase of Courtroom 21 equipment to support the Military 
Commissions. The Committee recommends the Department seek 
funding for information technology related to military 
construction projects as part of the regular appropriations 
process. The Committee recommends $1,000,000 for Courtroom 21 
equipment.

                                WARLOCK

    The Committee fully supports the counter improvised 
explosive device effort. Funding for programs to develop and 
field counter improvised explosive devices is provided in this 
Act in the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund.

                               TC AIMS II

    The Department of Defense request for supplemental 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007 proposes $32,403,000 to 
enable fielding of TC AIMS II to deploying units; for early 
life cycle replacement at certain bases in the United States 
and Korea, Europe, and Japan; and to accelerate the fielding 
schedule to certain other bases in the United States. The 
Committee supports $12,403,000 in this request for supplemental 
funding to field or upgrade TC AIMS II for units deploying to 
Afghanistan and Iraq. The Committee recommends that the 
remaining $20,000,000 for TC AIMS II life cycle replacement and 
fielding cost be covered in regular fiscal year budget 
requests.

                  STAMIS TACTICAL COMPUTERS (STACOMP)

    The Department of Defense request for supplemental 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007 proposes $176,036,000 for 
Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS) Tactical 
Computers (STACOMP). The STAMIS Tactical Computers program 
manages procurement and replacement of 135,000 commercial 
computers for logistics requirements. Fiscal year reset 
requirements were addressed in Title IX of the Department of 
Defense Appropriations Act, 2007. The Committee recommendation 
provides $94,036,000 to support this program for deploying 
units. The Committee recommends that $82,000,000 for routine 
equipment wear out and upgrade be addressed in the regular 
fiscal year budget request.

                           CSS COMMUNICATIONS

    The Department of Defense request for supplemental 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007 proposes $74,423,000 for 
Combat Service Support (CSS) Communications. This amount would 
provide for a general upgrade in Combat Service Support 
communications including a satellite communications wave form 
change and 346 remote satellite communications terminals. The 
Committee recommendation fully supports $37,423,000 for 
upgrades needed for the support of deployed units. The 
Committee recommends that $37,000,000 for routine fielding of 
modernization initiatives and upgrades should be funded through 
the regular fiscal year appropriations process.

            MEDICAL EQUIPMENT MODERNIZATION AND REPLACEMENT

    The Committee recommends an additional $4,000,000 above the 
budget request for medical equipment for combat support 
hospitals and forward surgical units located in Iraq and 
Afghanistan.

                       TRUCK, TRACTOR, LINE HAUL

    The Committee understands the critical role that line haul 
trucks fill in Army logistics. The Committee recommendation 
provides $5,448,000 for line haul tractors, the full amount 
included in the supplemental request. The Defense 
Appropriations Act, 2007 provided $39,692,000 in the base 
appropriation, and an additional $138,200,000 in Title IX for 
line haul tractors. The Committee encourages the Army to 
promptly allocate all funds that have been appropriated for 
line haul tractors, and take other management actions as 
necessary to ensure that necessary funds are available for 
uninterrupted production of line haul tractors for Army 
logistic units. Additionally, the Committee encourages the Army 
to include sufficient funding in budget requests to support the 
production of line haul tractors at rates that achieve economic 
efficiencies.

                       AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, NAVY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $486,881,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   1,105,713,000
Committee recommendation................................     995,797,000
Change from request.....................................    -109,916,000

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $995,797,000 
for Aircraft Procurement, Navy. The recommendation is a 
decrease of $109,916,000 below the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Aircraft 
Procurement, Navy:


                                 EA-18G

    The request for supplemental appropriations proposes 
$450,000,000 for the procurement of six EA-18G aircraft to 
replace five EA-6B aircraft that have been stressed and one EA-
6B aircraft that has been lost in theater. The Committee 
recommendation supports funding for one EA-18G aircraft as a 
functional replacement for the EA-6B that has been lost in 
theater.

                    F/A-18E/F (FIGHTER) HORNET (MYP)

    The Committee understands that there have been three F/A-18 
aircraft lost in theater. The Committee recommendation adds 
$192,000,000 to the supplemental appropriation request for the 
procurement of three F/A-18E/F aircraft as functional 
replacements for the aircraft lost in theater.

                              UH-1Y/AH-1Z

    The request for supplemental appropriations proposes 
$50,000,000 to start a ``new build'' program for the AH-1Z 
attack helicopter variant. While the effort to initiate a new 
build program that would end the remanufacture process is to be 
applauded, the Committee believes that this significant change 
in program acquisition strategy should be addressed as part of 
the normal budget process. Therefore, the Committee 
recommendation proposes no funding for this effort.

                    AIRCRAFT SURVIVABILITY EQUIPMENT

    The Committee proposes an additional $198,000,000 above the 
supplemental request in Aircraft Procurement, Navy for aircraft 
survivability equipment. These additional requirements have 
been identified by the Marine Corps to address urgent needs in 
theater and are a response to real world events. Specifically, 
the funding provides for 70 Directional Infrared 
Countermeasures (DIRCM) kits for the CH-53E aircraft and for 
Infrared Engine Suppression, Wire Strike and Countermeasure 
systems for the CH-46E aircraft. The Committee also recommends 
$13,000,000 above the request for the required research and 
development work to allow for the full integration of the 
systems onto the various platforms.

                       WEAPONS PROCUREMENT, NAVY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $109,400,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     171,813,000
Committee recommendation................................     171,813,000
Change from request.....................................              --

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $171,813,000 
for Weapons Procurement, Navy. The recommendation is the same 
as the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Weapons 
Procurement, Navy:


            PROCUREMENT OF AMMUNITION, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $127,880,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     159,833,000
Committee recommendation................................     159,833,000
Change from request.....................................              --

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $159,833,000 
for Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps. The 
recommendation is the same as the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Procurement 
of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps:


                        OTHER PROCUREMENT, NAVY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $319,965,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     846,874,000
Committee recommendation................................     937,407,000
Change from request.....................................     +90,533,000

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $937,407,000 
for Other Procurement, Navy. The recommendation is an increase 
of $90,533,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Other 
Procurement, Navy:


                 CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT

    The request for supplemental appropriations proposes 
$173,861,000 for the procurement of construction and 
maintenance equipment to partially reconstitute equipment for 
the Navy's Construction Battalions. The Committee understands 
the Seabees have experienced some of the highest tempo of 
operations in the Navy during recent combat operations. To 
accelerate Seabee equipment reconstitution, the Committee 
recommendation of $225,261,000 provides an additional 
$51,400,000 for the procurement of such equipment.

                       PROCUREMENT, MARINE CORPS

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $4,898,269,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   1,805,715,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,885,383,000
Change from request.....................................     +79,668,000

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,885,383,000 
for Procurement, Marine Corps. The recommendation is an 
increase of $79,668,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Procurement, 
Marine Corps:


         GROUND-BASED OPERATIONAL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (G-BOSS)

    The fiscal year 2007 supplemental request includes 
$143,332,000 for the Ground-based Operational Surveillance 
System (G-BOSS). G-BOSS is a capability that provides 
persistent tracking of objects of interests to prevent or 
mitigate hostile actions, specifically the threat of Improvised 
Explosive Devices (IEDs). The Committee fully supports all 
efforts to counter IEDs and provides funding for this and other 
counter IED activities in the Joint Improvised Explosive Device 
Defeat Fund.

                    AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $2,291,300,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   2,649,336,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,474,916,000
Change from request.....................................    -174,420,000

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,474,916,000 
for Aircraft Procurement, Air Force. The recommendation is a 
decrease of $174,420,000 below the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Aircraft 
Procurement, Air Force:


                          JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER

    The supplemental request included $389,000,000 for 
procurement of two F-35A Lightning II aircraft. The Committee 
has denied this funding request. The Committee continues to be 
concerned about the development and production schedule of the 
F-35 program. Since these aircraft will not be delivered until 
mid 2010 at best, and in any case will be used as training 
aircraft and not directly for battle loss replacements, these 
funds can be better allocated for more urgent requirements 
which will bring capability to the fight much quicker.

              PREDATOR AND REAPER UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

    The supplemental request includes $398,700,000 for 
procurement of Predator and Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 
(UAVs), and associated ground and support equipment. Combatant 
Commanders in theater have indicated that the appetite for full 
motion video at both the unit and command levels is limitless. 
The ability to see the enemy ``around the corner or over the 
hill'' is saving lives every day in the war. Both the Predator 
and the Reaper support troops in contact, special operations 
missions, and help to greatly reduce the kill-chain in locating 
and prosecuting high value targets. To provide our forces with 
this enhanced capability, the Committee provides an additional 
$89,200,000 for procurement of four additional Predators and 4 
additional Reapers. The funds provided are sufficient to cover 
sensors, associated ground control systems, communications and 
support equipment.

                   JOINT HELMET MOUNTED CUEING SYSTEM

    The supplemental request includes $119,962,000 to procure 
and install the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) into 
224 F-15E aircraft. The Committee is extremely supportive of 
adding this capability on the F-15E aircraft. JHMCS improves an 
aircrew's ability to rapidly employ sensors and weapons against 
off-boresight ground targets, minimizes F-15E aircrew exposure 
to ground threats, and enhances situational awareness. The 
Committee notes that as requested in the supplemental, 
procurement and installation of this capability would begin at 
the end of fiscal year 2008 and span until 2012. Funding for 
such a long procurement is inappropriate in an emergency 
supplemental. Accordingly, the Committee only provides 
sufficient funds for procuring units to be delivered and 
installed through fiscal year 2009.

    APG-63(V)3 ACTIVE ELECTRONICALLY SCANNED ARRAY RADARS FOR F-15C

    The supplemental request included $72,000,000 for the 
procurement of eight APG-63(V)3 radar systems for active duty 
F-15C/D aircraft. The Committee supported improving the radar 
capability of these aircraft. The Committee provided an 
additional $124,200,000 in prior appropriations acts to install 
these radars in Air National Guard aircraft, and encouraged the 
Air Force to establish a radar upgrade program for the active 
forces as part of its annual budget request. Unfortunately, 
because the Air Force failed to do so in prior years, the funds 
requested in this supplemental would not deliver the first 
radar until 2010. Funding for such a long procurement is 
inappropriate in an emergency supplemental. Accordingly, the 
Committee believes this request is best considered during the 
normal budget process and recommends disapproval.

                     LARGE AIRCRAFT COUNTERMEASURES

    The supplemental request includes $287,600,000 for 
countermeasures and defensive systems for the C-5, C-17, and C-
130 transport aircraft. Recent events have highlighted the 
growing threat in theater to our slower moving mobility 
aircraft and caused concern that insurgents are finding new 
ways to bring down military aircraft. Infrared shoulder 
launched surface-to-air missiles are currently in the hands of 
many terrorist organizations with stated hostile intent against 
the United States. The Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures 
(LAIRCM) system provides a significantly improved defensive 
capability for the Air Force's large aircraft to counter this 
threat. Accordingly, the Committee provides an additional 
$222,000,000 for procurement and installation of LAIRCM systems 
on the C-5, C-17, and C-130 aircraft.

                     MISSILE PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\     $32,650,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     140,300,000
Committee recommendation................................     140,300,000
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $140,300,000 
for Missile Procurement, Air Force. The recommendation is 
identical to the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Missile 
Procurement, Air Force:


                  PROCUREMENT OF AMMUNITION, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\              --
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     $95,800,000
Committee recommendation................................      95,800,000
Change from request.....................................              --

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $95,800,000 
for Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force. The recommendation is 
identical to the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Procurement 
of Ammunition, Air Force:


                      OTHER PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\  $1,317,607,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................   2,092,754,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,042,183,000
Change from request.....................................     -50,571,000

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,042,183,000 
for Other Procurement, Air Force. The recommendation is a 
decrease of $50,571,000 below the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Other 
Procurement, Air Force:


                       PROCUREMENT, DEFENSE-WIDE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $145,555,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     979,380,000
Committee recommendation................................     934,930,000
Change from request.....................................     -44,450,000

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $934,930,000 
for Procurement, Defense-Wide. The recommendation is a decrease 
of $44,450,000 below the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Procurement, 
Defense-Wide:


                           CH-47 MODIFICATIONS

    The recommendation includes $22,000,000 for the Special 
Operations Command for modifications to a CH-47 which was lost 
recently in Iraq. Funding for this aircraft, $30,000,000, is 
included in Aircraft Procurement, Army.

               RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

    The Committee recommends an additional appropriation of 
$1,035,350,000 for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, 
$412,386,000 below the budget request for fiscal year 2007.
    The adjustments to the budget request for Research, 
Development, Test and Evaluation are shown below:


            RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, ARMY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\              --
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................    $115,976,000
Committee Recommendation................................      60,781,000
Change from request.....................................     -55,195,000

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $60,781,000 
for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army. The 
recommendation is a decrease of $55,195,000 below the budget 
request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Research, 
Development, Test and Evaluation, Army:


           COMBAT VEHICLE AND AUTOMOTIVE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

    The Department of Defense supplemental budget request for 
fiscal year 2007 proposed an increase of $3,560,000 for Combat 
Vehicle and Automotive Advanced Technology. The funding would 
support engineering and technical development of survivability 
enhancements for the HMMWV family of vehicles. The Committee 
fully supports all efforts to counter IEDs. Funding for counter 
IED activities is provided in this Act in the Joint Improvised 
Explosive Device Defeat Fund.

                   SOLDIER SUPPORT AND SURVIVABILITY

    The Department of Defense supplemental budget request for 
fiscal year 2007 proposed an increase of $27,625,000 for 
Soldier Support and Survivability. The requested funding would 
provide for safety confirmation, capabilities and limitation 
testing, near term development of enhanced active and passive 
surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, and development of 
equipment to replicate enemy devices. The Committee fully 
supports these activities and has provided funding for such 
activities in this Act in the Joint Improvised Explosive Device 
Defeat Fund.

    ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT OF UPGRADES FOR AUTOMATIC TEST EQUIPMENT

    The Department of Defense supplemental budget request for 
fiscal year 2007 proposes an increase of $6,500,000 to the base 
of $5,430,000 which was provided in the Department of Defense 
Appropriations Act, 2007 for accelerated development of the 
next generation of aviation and ground support test and 
diagnostic capability. The Committee has not supported this 
increase as an emergency requirement, and recommends the Army 
pursue such developmental efforts as part of the regular 
appropriations process.

                       MATERIAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

    The Department of Defense supplemental budget request for 
fiscal year 2007 proposed an increase of $5,410,000 for 
Material Systems Analysis for projects to improve capabilities 
to detect and analyze the lethality of improvised explosive 
devices, and to develop Fusion Oriented C4ISR Utility 
Simulation (FOCUS). The Committee fully supports counter-IED 
activities and has provided funding for such activities in this 
Act in the Joint Improvised Device Defeat Fund.

                    BIOMETRICS MULTI-MODE CAPABILITY

    The Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal 
year 2007 provides $15,505,000 for the developmental effort 
related to the Department of Defense Automated Biometrics 
Identification System and biometric capability that will be 
managed at the enterprise level. The Department's supplemental 
request for fiscal year 2007 proposes an additional $8,300,000 
to advance the developmental biometrics program in seeking a 
multi-modal biometric capability, to include fingerprint, face, 
and iris, and planning for future efforts related to DNA, hand 
geometry, and palm prints. The Committee includes no funding 
for such a developmental program increase as part of the fiscal 
year 2007 supplemental appropriation and recommends the Army 
include funding for this program in the regular budget process.

          DATABASE INTEROPERABILITY FOR SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

    The Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007 includes 
$12,154,000 for WWMCCS/Global Command and Control System for 
the development of applications to continue and enhance 
interoperability between the Army and Joint command levels. The 
Department of Defense supplemental appropriations request for 
fiscal year 2007 seeks an additional $3,800,000 to implement 
Oracle database applications for ensuring continued 
interoperability between Global Command and Control System--
Joint, and Global Command and Control System--Army. The 
Committee has not recommended such funding for inclusion in the 
fiscal year 2007 Department of Defense supplemental 
appropriations and recommends that the Army fund such systems 
engineering and software development efforts as part of the 
regular fiscal year budget request.

            RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, NAVY

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $231,106,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     460,175,000
Committee recommendation................................     295,737,000
Change from request.....................................    -164,438,000

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $295,737,000 
for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy. The 
recommendation is a decrease of $164,438,000 below the budget 
request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Research, 
Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy:


 GROUND-BASED OPERATIONAL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND JOINT COUNTER RADIO 
                   CONTROLLED IED ELECTRONIC WARFARE

    The fiscal year 2007 supplemental request includes $30 
million for the Ground-based Operational Surveillance System 
(G-BOSS) and $7 million for Joint Counter Radio Controlled IED 
Electronic Warfare (CREW) for research, development, test and 
evaluation activities. The Committee fully supports all efforts 
to counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and provides 
funding for this and other counter IED activities in the Joint 
Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund.

               JOINT LIGHTWEIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLE (JLTV)

    The Department of Defense request for supplemental 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007 proposes $36,844,000 for 
Joint Lightweight Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The Committee 
recommends that requirements for long term research, 
development, test and evaluation be addressed in the regular 
fiscal year budget request.

                      MARINE CORPS COMMUNICATIONS

    The Department of Defense request for supplemental 
appropriations for fiscal year 2007 proposes $165,348,000 for 
Marine Corps Communication Systems. While the Committee 
supports requests that will be quickly fielded, the Committee 
recommends that requirements for long term research, 
development, test and evaluation be addressed in the regular 
fiscal year budget request.

         RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\     $36,964,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     220,721,000
Committee recommendation................................     132,928,000
Change from request.....................................     -87,793,000

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Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $132,928,000 
for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force. The 
recommendation is a decrease of $87,793,000 below the budget 
request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Research, 
Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force:


        RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, DEFENSE-WIDE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $139,644,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     650,864,000
Committee recommendation................................     545,904,000
Change from request.....................................    -104,960,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $545,904,000 
for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide. 
The recommendation is a decrease of $104,960,000 below the 
budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Research, 
Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide:


                     REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS


                     DEFENSE WORKING CAPITAL FUNDS

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\              --
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................  $1,315,526,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,315,526,000
Change from request.....................................              --

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    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,315,526,000, the same level as the budget request, for the 
Defense Working Capital Fund accounts for the Army, Navy, and 
Defense-wide.

                     NATIONAL DEFENSE SEALIFT FUND

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\              --
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................      $5,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,000,000
Change from request.....................................              --

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,000,000 for 
the National Defense Sealift Fund. The recommendation is the 
same as the budget request.

                  OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS


                         DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations....              --
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................  $1,073,147,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,789,703,000
Change from request.....................................  +1,716,556,000

                    DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$2,789,703,000 for the Defense Health Program. This is an 
increase of $1,716,556,000 above the budget request. The 
funding contained in this bill will provide medical and dental 
services to active forces and mobilized Reserve Components, and 
their family members as they support Operation Iraqi Freedom 
and Operation Enduring Freedom.
    The Committee strongly believes that the additional funds 
recommended will have an important effect on the military 
health care system's ability to adequately treat our wounded 
soldiers. The additional $1,716,556,000 is allocated to these 
important initiatives:
         $450,000,000 for Post Traumatic Stress 
        Disorder/Counseling
         $450,000,000 for Traumatic Brain Injury
         $730,000,000 for Private Sector Care
         $61,950,000 for amputee care
         $12,000,000 for care givers support programs
         $14,800,000 for burn care

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends a total of $2,789,703,000 for the 
Defense Health Program. The recommendation is an increase of 
$1,716,556,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation provides the following for Defense 
Health Program:


              SUSTAINING THE MILITARY HEALTH CARE BENEFIT

    The medical mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) is 
to enhance DoD and our Nation's security by providing health 
support for the full range of military operations and 
sustaining the health of all active duty, Reserve Components, 
retirees and their dependents.
    When the fiscal year 2007 budget request was submitted, it 
assumed savings anticipated from legislation that would have 
significantly increased fees and insurance premiums on military 
members. The legislation was not enacted by Congress, leaving 
the Department with a greater than $2,000,000,000 ``hole'' for 
fiscal year 2007. The Committee provided $1,400,000,000 in the 
continuing resolution for fiscal year 2007 (Public Law 110-5) 
for the Defense Health Program.
    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$730,000,000 to make the Defense Health Program whole for 
fiscal year 2007. The Committee strongly urges 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.

                          AMPUTEE HEALTH CARE

    The Committee recommends a total increase of $61,950,000 
for amputee health care and orthopaedic extremity trauma. The 
additional monies 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.

           BLAST INJURY PREVENTION, MITIGATION AND TREATMENT

    One of the alarming features of modern warfare is the 
increasing occurrence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The 
growing number of soldiers with TBI is a challenge for the 
Military Health System.
    The Committee approves $14,800,000 for the Army Surgeon 
General's Blast Injury Prevention, Mitigation and Treatment 
Initiative. The additional $7,700,000 to the budget request 
will provide support to initiatives targeted at improving our 
ability to prevent and manage blast injuries. This funding 
supports the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVHIC).

                 BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER BURN CENTER

    The Committee has provided an additional $7,000,000 to the 
budget request for specialized burn injury care.

                      CARE GIVER SUPPORT PROGRAMS

    The Committee is concerned about the stress and fatigue 
care givers at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) endure as 
they care for wounded soldiers. The Committee provides 
$12,000,000 for Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Brooke Army 
Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center and Landstuhl 
Regional Medical Center to enhance the current care givers 
support programs.
    The additional funding is to be used for programs that 
assist with fatigue, stress and mental health related issues 
using holistic approaches, and behavior models in support of 
their unique health needs. These professionals are our most 
important asset in ensuring that wounded soldiers have the best 
care possible.

                   MEDICAL SUPPORT FOR TACTICAL UNITS

    The Committee directs the Department of the Army to address 
medical requirements for those tactical units currently 
deployed to or returning from the Iraq or Afghanistan theaters. 
The Committee directs the Department of the Army to focus 
funding on the replenishment of medical supply and equipment 
needs within the combat theaters, to include bandages and the 
provision of medical care for soldiers who have returned home 
in a medical holdover status.

  HEALTH CARE IN SUPPORT OF ARMY MODULAR FORCE CONVERSION AND GLOBAL 
                              POSITIONING

    It has been brought to this Committee's attention 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 
million 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.
    Therefore, the Committee directs the Assistant Secretary 
for Health Affairs and the Surgeon General of the Army to 
coordinate an effort and report back to the congressional 
defense committees by May 31, 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.

              WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER-BUILDING 18

    Since 2002, Walter Reed has provided highly personalized 
health care by treating more than 6,000 wounded soldiers from 
combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. As wounded soldiers 
recover and regain strength, they move from the hospital to a 
number of buildings on or near the Walter Reed campus.
    This Committee is deeply concerned and frustrated by the 
lack of attention paid to hospital infrastructure, specifically 
building 18 on the Walter Reed campus. Clearly, the Army's 
Medical Command had no idea what was going on ``under their 
noses.'' The Committee provides an additional $20,000,000 and 
expects the Army to use the additional funding for 
infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The Committee expects that 
the Army will keep the congressional defense committees 
regularly and fully apprised of its progress toward rectifying 
this problem.

               MEDICAL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION IMPROVEMENTS

    Recent reports indicate that the Department of Defense's 
system for managing wounded outpatient and medical-hold 
soldiers, as well as the processes for evaluating soldiers' 
eligibility for disability benefits, have been severely 
strained, causing soldiers' needs to go unmet. In particular, 
the thousands of soldiers wounded in the wars in Iraq and 
Afghanistan have overwhelmed the system, leading to failure to 
complete disability reviews in a timely manner. In many cases 
the lack of management, shortages in caseworkers and 
specialists to help identify depression and post traumatic 
stress disorder, inadequate medical hold facilities and even 
wheelchair access all have created additional obstacles for 
soldiers to overcome as they convalesce.
    Therefore, within the funds provided for the Defense Health 
Program, the Committee directs that $30,000,000 be used for 
strengthening the recruitment and formalized training for 
administrative and casework personnel, and for enhancing the 
programs in which they participate. The Committee further 
directs that these funds be allocated directly to military 
medical centers with significant medical-hold populations and 
large backlogs of patients who have yet to be evaluated for 
disability benefits.

         DRUG INTERDICTION AND COUNTER-DRUG ACTIVITIES, DEFENSE

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\    $100,000,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................     259,115,000
Committee recommendation................................     259,115,000
Change from request.....................................              --

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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends a total of $259,115,000 for 
military personnel; operation and maintenance, procurement and 
research, development, test and evaluation for drug 
interdiction and counter-drug activities of the Department of 
Defense. This is the same amount requested by the President.

                            RELATED AGENCIES


               INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT

Fiscal year 2007 enacted supplemental appropriations \1\     $19,265,000
Fiscal year 2007 supplemental request...................      66,726,000
Committee recommendation................................      57,426,000
Change from request.....................................      -9,300,000

\1\ Appropriations provided in Title IX of Public Law 109-289, the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.
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                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends a total of $57,426,000 for the 
Intelligence Community Management Account, a decrease of 
$9,300,000 from the budget request.

                    General Provisions--This Chapter

    Chapter 3 of Title 1 contains several general provisions, 
many of which extend or modify war-related authorities included 
in previous Acts. A brief description of the recommended 
provisions follows:
    Section 1301 establishes the period of availability for 
obligation for appropriations provided in this chapter.
    Section 1302 provides the Department's request for transfer 
authority of $3,500,000,000 for funds in this chapter.
    Section 1303 provides for the obligation and expenditure of 
funds related to activities pursuant to section 504(a)(1) of 
the National Security Act of 1947.
    Section 1304 provides that none of the funds appropriated 
in this chapter may be obligated and expended to finance 
programs or activities denied by Congress in fiscal year 2006 
or 2007 appropriations for the Department of Defense or to 
initiate a new start without prior approval.
    Section 1305 provides for transfers to the Defense 
Cooperation Account.
    Section 1306 provides for not to exceed $100,000,000 of 
funds under ``Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, 
Defense'' may be used to support counter-drug activities of 
certain governments, and that such support is in addition to 
any other authority to provide assistance.
    Section 1307 provides for $456,000,000 of funds provided 
under ``Operation and Maintenance, Army'' to fund the 
Commander's Emergency Response Program. The provision also 
requires quarterly reports to the congressional defense 
committees.
    Section 1308 provides that for construction projects in 
Iraq and Afghanistan funded with operation and maintenance 
funds, supervisory and administrative costs may be obligated 
when the contract is awarded.
    Section 1309 amends section 9010 of the Department of 
Defense Appropriations Act, 2007, relating to submission of a 
report measuring stability and security in Iraq. The section 
amends the due date of the report.
    Section 1310 amends section 1005(c)(2) of the National 
Defense Authorization Act, relating to common-funded budgets of 
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
    Section 1311 prohibits the establishment of any permanent 
military installation or base of United States Armed Forces in 
Iraq and prohibits the exercise of United States control over 
any oil resource of Iraq.
    Section 1312 provides for the transfer of funds from 
``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' to Department of 
State ``Economic Support Fund'' to support provincial 
reconstruction teams and requires notification of the transfer 
to the congressional defense committees.
    Section 1313 prohibits the use of funds to contravene laws 
or regulations promulgated to implement the United Nations 
Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or 
Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
    Section 1314 limits the availability of funds available in 
this Act under the heading ``Iraq Security Forces Fund'' and 
``Afghanistan Security Forces Fund'' until the Secretary of 
Defense submits to the congressional defense committees unit 
level transition assessments of the Iraq and Afghanistan 
security forces. This provision also requires 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), to submit a report detailing, 
among other assessments, the total cost of training and 
equipping the Iraq and Afghanistan security forces.
    Section 1315 prohibits the provision of award fees to any 
defense contractor contrary to provisions of section 814 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act, 2007.
    Section 1316 limits to not more than 90 percent of the 
funds provided in this chapter for operation and maintenance 
until the Secretary of Defense submits to the congressional 
defense committees a report detailing the use of contracted 
services to support U.S. military operations in Iraq and 
Afghanistan. The provision further reduces appropriations under 
the aforementioned headings in this Act by $815,000,000 due to 
anticipated contractor efficiencies.
    Sec. 1317 provides, in cases where a minor child is the 
next of kin, the ability for the service member to designate 
the grandparents, siblings, or guardian to receive part or all 
of the benefit to care for the child.
    Section 1318 provides up to 170 heavy and light armored 
vehicles for force protection purposes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Section 1319 amends section 1403(a) of the Floyd D. Spence 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (as 
amended).
    Section 1320 provides appropriations to implement 
recommendations of the Army Inspector General with regard to 
trained military attorneys dedicated to representing soldiers 
who are pursuing claims before physical evaluation boards and 
earlier in the Army disability evaluation system process.

                               CHAPTER 4


                          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


                    Atomic Energy Defense Activities


                NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

                    DEFENSE NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $150,000,000 for 
Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation activities by the National 
Nuclear Security Administration. 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.

                               CHAPTER 5


                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                 DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

                        ANALYSIS AND OPERATIONS

    The Committee recommends an additional $35,000,000 for the 
expansion of the State and Local Fusion Center program. 
Consistent with recommendations made in the 9/11 Commission 
report, the Committee has heard time and time again from 
homeland security experts that national intelligence and 
homeland security efforts can be improved by involving State 
and local law enforcement. The fusion center program is 
designed to do this, but is in its infancy phase. As this 
program matures, the Committee directs the Department's Chief 
Intelligence Officer to provide a quarterly update on the 
progress establishing State and local fusion centers, including 
the number and locations of operational facilities; the number 
of Department of Homeland Security employees located at these 
facilities; the privacy protection policies of each facility, 
including the number of facility personnel trained in Federal 
privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties standards; and the 
number and location of local law enforcement agents approved to 
receive and review classified intelligence information.

                     Customs and Border Protection


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends an additional $100,000,000 to 
improve significantly the ability of Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) to target and analyze US-bound cargo 
containers, achieve a capacity to screen 100 percent of such 
cargo overseas, and double the number of containers that are 
subject to physical inspections. The funding would support 
hiring up to 1,000 additional CBP Officers, Intelligence 
Analysts, and support staff, to be located at Container 
Security Initiative locations overseas, U.S. ports of entry, or 
the National Targeting Center. The funding would also support 
enhanced container analytic and targeting systems that use 
commercial and government databases.
    The Committee directs CBP to permit no further decline in 
Border Patrol presence on the Northern Border. Although CBP has 
informed the Committee that it plans to increase Border Patrol 
staffing on the Northern Border, such staffing actually 
declined 7 percent in fiscal year 2006, while overall Border 
staffing grew by 10 percent nationwide. The Committee 
understands that CBP plans to have 1,179 agents on the Northern 
Border by the end of fiscal year 2007, 191 more than the 2005 
level. Any reduction from this planned level should be 
immediately reported to the Committee.

 AIR AND MARINE INTERDICTION, OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, AND PROCUREMENT

    The Committee recommends an additional $150,000,000 to 
accelerate the establishment and acquisition of aircraft and 
facilities for the Northern Border. This includes funding for 
site acquisition; design and building at all five of the 
currently planned airwings; acquisition of planned air assets; 
and associated operational costs, such as relocation of 
aircraft, to enable the sites to become fully operational as 
soon as possible.

                 Transportation Security Administration


                           AVIATION SECURITY

    The Committee recommends an additional $1,250,000,000 for 
``Aviation Security''. Of the funds recommended under this 
heading, $1,000,000,000 is provided for the procurement and 
installation of explosive detection systems (EDS) in airports 
that have been identified in recent prioritization models as 
deriving significant security benefits from the deployment of 
in-line baggage screening systems. Both TSA and the Government 
Accountability Office have reported that in-line baggage 
screening: (1) reduces security risks at airports nationwide, 
(2) is more efficient because the number of checked bags 
screened could more than double when systems are placed in-
line, (3) reduces the number of bags that require labor 
intensive secondary screening, (4) lowers life-cycle costs, and 
(5) significantly reduces injuries. The recently released 
baggage screening investment study noted that ``without 
expedited capital investments, the life-cycle replacement 
requirements for initially deployed screening systems will 
impede investments in new optimal systems, slowing deployment 
of additional EDS equipment to additional airports and 
increasing costs''.
    Of the total, $90,000,000 is provided for the deployment 
and pilot testing of advanced checkpoint explosive detection 
equipment and screening techniques to determine preferred 
operational and equipment protocols for these new systems. 
Eligible systems may include, but are not limited to: whole 
body imagers, liquid explosives detectors, and automated 
explosive detection systems. With the funding provided under 
this heading for checkpoints, the Committee will have provided 
$263,366,000 for these activities in 2007.
    The remaining $160,000,000 is provided to increase the 
screening of air cargo carried on passenger aircraft and put 
TSA on a path to screen all such air cargo. This funding may be 
used to purchase and install additional screening equipment, 
such as explosive detection and trace systems, for the top 42 
airports that handle 95 percent of the air cargo carried on 
passenger aircraft. Funding has also been provided to procure 
up to 10 additional canine teams at each of the high volume 
cargo airports to augment ongoing screening efforts. This 
funding increase is based on recent testimony by the Government 
Accountability Office on the effectiveness of canines in 
detecting explosives as well as promising, new air cargo 
detection techniques that are utilized outside of the United 
States, which could be deployed here.

                    National Protection and Programs


           INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION AND INFORMATION SECURITY

    The Committee is pleased that the Department of Homeland 
Security and the Department of Commerce finally have a 
Memorandum of Understanding in place to award the 
$1,000,000,000 state interoperable grant program. Nevertheless, 
the Department has not made adequate progress developing State 
interoperable communications plans or collecting information to 
populate the National Baseline Survey for communications 
interoperability. State interoperable communications grants 
will be wisely invested only with adequate planning. As a 
result, the Committee has provided $25,000,000 for the Office 
of Emergency Communications to work in conjunction with the 
Science and Technology Office of Interoperable Communications 
to develop State interoperable communications plans similar in 
scope to those already in place for Virginia and Nevada. Within 
30 days of enactment, the Committee directs the Offices of 
Emergency Communications and Interoperable Communications to 
provide Congress a detailed project 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.
    In addition, the Committee encourages the Department to 
allow states that do not use reallocated public safety spectrum 
to be eligible for these grant funds as long as their systems 
are compatible with those using reallocated spectrum.

                  Federal Emergency Management Agency


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $25,000,000 for salaries and 
expenses. Of the total amount, $15,000,000 is provided for 
regional disaster communications equipment to strengthen FEMA's 
ability to respond expeditiously to disasters across the 
country and $10,000,000 is provided to strengthen mutual aid 
agreements. Such mutual aid agreements enable State and local 
governments to plan, train, and exercise in preparation for 
future natural or man-made disasters. The Committee directs 
FEMA to provide a spending plan prior to obligation of these 
funds. The ``Salaries and Expenses'' account combines the 
former ``Administrative and Regional Operations'' and 
``Preparedness, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery'' accounts 
and returns FEMA operational funding to one account, as existed 
prior to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

                        STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommends $415,000,000 for ``State and Local 
Programs''. In order to strengthen the country's critical 
infrastructure, $190,000,000 is provided for port security 
grants and $225,000,000 is provided for intercity rail 
passenger transportation, freight rail, and transit security 
grants. All funding is to be awarded in fiscal year 2007. The 
transit industry estimates that funding needs for security 
improvements total $6 billion, and less than 10 percent of this 
has been provided since September 11, 2001. The Coast Guard 
estimated in 2003 that port facility improvements and 
operational costs of fully implementing the Maritime 
Transportation Security Act total over $7 billion, and less 
than 16 percent of this has been provided since September 11, 
2001.

                EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANTS

    The Committee includes $100,000,000 for ``Emergency 
Management Performance Grants''. The program is used by State 
and local governments to improve preparedness and response 
capabilities, enhancement of which is critical to our nation.

                   Domestic Nuclear Detection Office


                          SYSTEMS ACQUISITION

    The Committee recommends $400,000,000 to acquire and deploy 
additional portal radiation detection monitors at all locations 
the Department of Homeland Security has determined necessary. 
The Committee anticipates that this funding may not be used to 
acquire advanced spectroscopic radiation monitors until the 
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security certifies that 
these systems will achieve a significant increase in 
operational effectiveness as required by Public Law 109-295. 
This certification is anticipated in the summer of 2007.

                    General Provisions--This Chapter

    The Committee includes a provision clarifying the 
Congressional intent of chemical site security regulatory 
authorities enacted in the 2007 Department of Homeland Security 
Appropriations Act. In the provision, the Committee requires 
the Department to ensure that site security plans for chemical 
facilities comply with State and local regulations governing 
the security of those installations, if such State and local 
regulations provide for an equivalent or higher level of plant 
security or safety. The Committee remains unconvinced by 
Administration arguments that Federal regulations should 
supplant more robust State or local regulations. In addition, 
the Committee provides technical corrections to the original 
chemical site security regulatory authorities, removing 
restrictions on Departmental approval processes, clarifying 
information security standards for regulatory adjudication 
processes, and streamlining the compliance enforcement 
authorities delegated to the Secretary.

                               CHAPTER 6


                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH


                        House of Representatives


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                        ALLOWANCES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends an additional amount of $6,437,000 
for Allowances and Expenses, Business Continuity and Disaster 
Recovery, including replacement of emergency equipment.

                               CHAPTER 7


                         Department of Defense


                         MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

    Iraq.--Central Command (CENTCOM) has indicated its 
intention to eventually consolidate the U.S. force posture in 
Iraq into four contingency operating bases (COBs) and four 
convoy centers. The four COBs are Al Asad, Balad/Camp Anaconda, 
Camp Speicher, and Victory Base. The four convoy centers are 
Camp Adder, Korean Village, Qayyarah West, and Scania. All of 
the projects contained in the Committee's recommendation will 
be executed at one of these eight locations. The Committee has 
carefully reviewed requested military construction projects for 
Iraq to ensure that they meet temporary contingency 
construction standards. The Committee has approved only those 
projects judged to have the greatest impact on force 
protection, safety, and quality of life for troops on the front 
lines. The Committee does not support the establishment of 
permanent bases in Iraq, and does not include in this 
recommendation any funds to establish any such base, or convert 
any base in Iraq from a temporary to a permanent status.
    The Committee understands that CENTCOM has already begun 
the consolidation of bases in Iraq from over 120 in 2006 to a 
current 67. As there is no status of forces agreement with the 
Government of Iraq, the Committee directs CENTCOM to submit a 
report listing each base that has been closed, the entity to 
which each base was transferred, the current value of any 
infrastructure left behind, and any other pertinent 
information. This report shall be submitted no later than 30 
days after the enactment of this Act and updated on a quarterly 
basis thereafter.
    Use of emergency war military construction funds.--The 
Committee believes that funds appropriated for emergency 
wartime military construction requirements in the Central 
Command area of responsibility should be used solely for that 
purpose to the fullest extent possible. When funds become 
available due to scope reductions or cancellations, they should 
not be reprogrammed for domestic or overseas requirements that 
are not emergency needs directly supporting contingency 
operations. This direction does not, however, prohibit the 
transfer of expiring funds to the foreign currency fluctuations 
account.
    Military Construction and Stabilization Operations.--The 
Committee believes that military construction projects present 
an opportunity to help fulfill Department of Defense Directive 
3000.05, a policy on stability operations which includes the 
long-term goal ``to help develop indigenous capacity for 
securing essential services'' and ``a viable market economy,'' 
by utilizing and developing such capacity for both construction 
and maintenance of facilities in countries such as Afghanistan 
and Iraq, in a manner consistent with military necessity. The 
Committee therefore directs the Department to submit a report 
on how this goal is taken into account in the military 
construction contracting process. This report shall be 
submitted no later than April 6, 2007.

                      Military Construction, Army

    The Committee recommends $1,329,240,000 for Military 
Construction, Army, instead of $1,381,290,000 as requested. The 
funds are provided as follows:


    Life Support Areas and Facilities Replacement, Iraq.--The 
Administration requested $75,000,000 for ``life support areas'' 
consisting of containerized housing and associated facilities 
to accommodate a projected shortage in housing at consolidated 
locations in Iraq. In addition, the Administration requested 
$96,000,000 to replace deteriorated temporary facilities 
supporting operations and quality of life, such as 
administrative facilities, chapels, and morale, welfare and 
recreation (MWR) facilities. The Committee recommends full 
funding for these requests, but has broken out both requests by 
location, including costs for contingency, design, and other 
overhead costs. The only funding not specified as to location 
is $8,000,000 provided under ``facilities replacement'' for 
anti-terrorism/force protection systems, such as T-wall 
barriers.
    Counter-IED road projects, Afghanistan.--The Administration 
requested $369,690,000 to construct paved roads and river bed 
crossings in various locations in Afghanistan to reduce the 
threat of improvised explosive devices. The Committee 
recommends full funding of the request; however, the Committee 
believes that further information is needed to assess the 
actual effect of this approach. The Committee notes that these 
road projects are scheduled for completion by fall 2008. The 
Committee therefore directs CENTCOM to provide no later than 
October 1, 2009, a detailed assessment of the impact of 
counter-IED roads in Afghanistan. This report should include, 
for each section of road funded in this Act, data allowing for 
a useful comparison of the frequency of IED attacks and the 
number of casualties before and after the completion of that 
road section. The report should also include an assessment of 
how enemy IED tactics in Afghanistan have evolved and adapted 
in response to this approach.
    The Committee has an additional concern about the 
contributions of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) 
and coalition nations to military-use road construction. Given 
the expansion of responsibility for the International Security 
Assistance Force to the entire country, the Committee believes 
that NATO and coalition partners should make significant 
contributions to military infrastructure in Afghanistan, 
including roads. The Committee is aware that the U.S. retains 
primary responsibility for the counterterrorism combat mission, 
but believes that any road infrastructure in Afghanistan is of 
potential benefit to ISAF and coalition partners. The Committee 
has therefore included bill language prohibiting the obligation 
of these funds until the Department of Defense submits a report 
explaining how military road construction in Afghanistan is 
coordinated with NATO and coalition nations, including funding 
contributions from these sources.
    Consolidated Compound, Kabul, Afghanistan.--The 
Administration requested $25,600,000 for the third phase of a 
consolidated compound for U.S. personnel in Kabul. The 
Committee is inclined to support the request, but is concerned 
that the 1391 form as submitted does not accurately reflect the 
unaccompanied housing requirement. The Committee therefore 
recommends the funding, but includes bill language prohibiting 
the obligation of these funds until a revised 1391 form is 
submitted and approved.
    ``Growing the Force.''--The Administration requested 
$401,700,000 to prepare for proposed end-strength increases of 
up to 65,000 soldiers over five years, including $250,000,000 
in unspecified construction and $151,700,000 in planning and 
design. The Army has thus far failed to provide adequate 
justification for this request. While the Committee understands 
the need for the request, it is reluctant to provide a blank 
check for such a large sum for construction to support a policy 
that has not yet been approved by Congress. The Committee 
therefore recommends funding the request, but includes bill 
language prohibiting the obligation of these funds until an 
expenditure plan (including 1391 forms for individual projects 
and a detailed explanation of the planning and design request) 
are provided for the $401,700,000 requested for fiscal year 
2007, as well as the funds included to support ``growing the 
force'' in the fiscal year 2008 request, including the 
$1,991,129,000 requested for Army military construction, the 
$266,000,000 requested for Army family housing construction, 
and the $94,000,000 requested for Army National Guard military 
construction. This plan should also include an explanation of 
how the additional $11,857,000 requested for Army family 
housing operation and maintenance in the fiscal year 2008 
request will be applied to each sub-account.
    Joint Effects Processing Depot, Dover AFB, Delaware.--The 
Committee recommends $17,500,000 to relocate the joint effects 
processing depot at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, to Dover 
AFB, Delaware. Consolidating this facility with mortuary 
affairs at Dover will help to ensure the timely and respectful 
handling of the personal effects of servicemembers killed 
overseas so they may be returned to the appropriate persons. 
This project was included in the Army's fiscal year 2008 budget 
request, but the Committee believes it should be accelerated.

              Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

    The Committee recommends $389,300,000 for Military 
Construction, Navy and Marine Corps, instead of $412,500,000 as 
requested by the Administration. The funds are provided as 
follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Location                        Project description            Request         Recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.
Cuba: Guantanamo NS........................  Diesel Generator Facility....         22,000,000  .................
Djibouti: Camp Lemonier....................  Electric 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         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         200,000,000         46,200,000
                                              the Force).
                                                                           -------------------------------------
    Total..................................  .............................        412,500,000        389,300,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Diesel Generator Facility, Guantanamo NS, Cuba.--The 
Committee does not recommend $22,000,000 requested by the 
Administration for a diesel generator facility at Guantanamo, 
as the primary purpose of this request is to support detainee 
operations. At the same time, the Committee notes the 
inadequacy and inefficiency of current power generation 
facilities at Guantanamo, regardless of the future of the 
detainee mission. The Committee is supportive of efforts to 
improve power generation at Guantanamo to support other 
missions and the quality of life of U.S. personnel, and urges 
Navy to make this and other quality of life projects at 
Guantanamo a higher priority. The Committee directs Navy to 
explore renewable energy sources, such as solar power, and 
evaluate the cost efficiency of these alternatives for the 
recapitalization of power generation at Guantanamo and report 
these findings to the Committee no later than 60 days after 
enactment of this Act.
    ``Growing the Force''.--The Administration requested 
$324,270,000 to prepare for proposed end-strength increases of 
up to 27,000 marines over five years. Of the amount requested, 
$200,000,000 was requested under planning and design. The 
Committee understands that of this amount, only $46,200,000 is 
actually required for planning and design, while the balance of 
$153,800,000 is intended for site preparation to support 
temporary buildings. The Committee recommends providing this 
funding, but includes bill language prohibiting the obligation 
of the $200,000,000 for site preparation and planning and 
design until the Marine Corps provides an expenditure plan 
(including individual 1391 forms for each construction project 
and a detailed explanation of the planning and design request), 
as well as the funds included to support ``growing the force'' 
in the fiscal year 2008 request, including the $383,120,000 for 
Navy and Marine Corps military construction, and the 
$75,000,000 for Navy and Marine Corps family housing. The 
Committee additionally directs the Marine Corps to include on 
the 1391s for site preparation projects the amounts to be 
obtained from other appropriations for any temporary facilities 
and associated equipment required.

                    Military Construction, Air Force

    The Committee recommends $60,200,000 for Military 
Construction, Air Force, the same as the Administration's 
request. The funds are provided as follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Location                       Projection description          Request         Recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  Hot Cargo Pad and Access Road         $7,300,000         $7,300,000
Afghanistan: Bagram AB.....................  Parallel Taxiway.............         49,000,000         49,000,000
Worldwide: Unspecified.....................  Planning and Design..........          3,900,000          3,900,000
                                                                           -------------------------------------
    Total..................................  .............................         60,200,000         60,200,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

               Base Realignment and Closure Account 2005

    The Committee recommends an additional $3,136,802,000 for 
the Base Realignment and Closure Account 2005. With the 
$2,489,421,000 provided in the Continuing Appropriations 
Resolution, 2007 (H.J. Res. 20), this additional amount will 
fully fund the Administration's fiscal year 2007 request of 
$5,626,223,000. The Committee includes bill language requiring 
the Department of Defense to submit an expendture plan for this 
additional amount within 30 days of the enactment of this Act.

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

    Recent events at Walter Reed Army Medical Center highlight 
the growing concern that this Committee has over our nation's 
ability to provide for our veterans. The number and severity of 
wounded that have resulted from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 
and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) have placed substantial 
additional strain on the systems that support our troops and 
our veterans. The backlog for veteran benefits continues to 
grow as the Department of Veterans Affairs works to ensure that 
all claims are processed in a timely and equitable manner. We 
must act now to provide the Department with the resources it 
needs to address current shortfalls and prepare for future 
demand. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates they will 
treat over 209,000 OIF/OEF veterans in fiscal year 2007. 
Additionally, they estimate that this number will grow by 26 
percent for fiscal year 2008. The injuries and illnesses most 
associated with this war require prompt diagnosis and treatment 
if we are to ensure an optimal recovery. It is essential that 
we provide the Department with the resources that it needs now 
to meet this critical patient demand without sacrificing the 
care that it provides to all veterans or allowing facility 
maintenance to be deferred. The Department reports that 38 
percent of the OIF/OEF veterans that have sought care with the 
Veterans Health Administration have had a mental condition or 
concern and the Department continues to develop initiatives to 
improve access. The polytrauma centers provide comprehensive 
care to veterans with the most serious cases of Traumatic Brain 
Injury (TBI) and they are currently in the process of 
increasing their TBI capabilities and developing a screening 
process to improve diagnosis. While the Committee commends the 
Department for the significant improvements that have been made 
to the healthcare delivery system, concerns have been raised 
that more needs to be done now to ensure that these veterans 
will have timely access to the health care that they need and 
that the Veterans Health Administration will not be forced to 
meet these urgent medical demands at the cost of quality care 
for all veterans. Therefore, the recommendation includes 
additional funding to specifically address the healthcare needs 
of the OIF/OEF veterans.

                    Veterans Benefits Administration


                       COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

    The Committee recommendation includes $20,000,000 for 
Compensation and Pensions. The funding provided is to be used 
for a pilot program for use of contract physicians for 
disability examinations as authorized by law.

                     Veterans Health Administration


                            MEDICAL SERVICES

    The Committee recommendation includes $414,982,000 for 
Medical Services for the Veterans Health Administration. The 
amount includes $56,000,000 for prosthetics, $30,000,000 for a 
new Level I comprehensive polytrauma center, $100,000,000 to be 
available for contract mental health care if appointment 
waiting times exceed 30 days and $228,982,000 for treatment of 
veterans of the global war on terror.
    The devastating impact of improvised explosive devices in 
Iraq and Afghanistan has produced unprecedented trauma 
resulting in increased amputations and a high frequency of 
traumatic brain injury. The Committee includes $30,000,000 for 
a new Level I comprehensive polytrauma center. Congress 
provided funding in fiscal year 2005 to establish four Level I 
comprehensive polytrauma centers, which are located in 
Richmond, Virginia; Tampa, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and 
Palo Alto, California. These centers provide a wide-range of 
rehabilitative services for both active duty and veterans 
suffering from a traumatic brain injury and are critical to 
reintegrating the veteran back into the community. The 
Committee has included funding to establish a fifth center to 
improve access to patients in the center of the United States.
    Prosthetics research conducted through the Department and 
other research programs has led to vast improvements in the 
quality and usefulness of prosthetic devices. The Committee 
includes $56,000,000 to allow the Department to maintain an 
adequate supply of high quality prosthetics for veterans.
    The Committee includes $100,000,000 for contract mental 
health services. The Committee has received testimony from the 
Department that of the 73,000 veterans having symptoms 
consistent with PTSD, 34,000 could have the disorder. In 
addition, the Vet Centers have identified 5,000 veterans that 
could also suffer from PTSD, for a total of 39,000. For many of 
these veterans, receiving treatment closer to home could make 
the difference between the veteran actually getting the help 
they need or not. The Department has the authority to contract 
for healthcare services when they are not available through the 
Department's system, therefore, the Committee has included 
additional funds to allow the Department to contract for mental 
health care if appointment waiting times exceed 30 days or 
travel times to care create a negative impact on patient 
compliance.
    The Committee includes $228,982,000 for medical services 
directed to OIF/OEF patients. For fiscal year 2007, the 
Department estimates that the number of OIF/OEF patients in the 
system will be 209,308. In fiscal year 2006, the VA budgeted 
for 110,556 OIF/OEF patients in the system, but the actual 
number turned out to be 155,272, a 40 percent increase. While 
the Committee understands the Department has revised the model 
used to calculate these projections and expects to track their 
estimates more closely, the Committee is concerned the model 
may still be immature. Therefore, the Committee has included 
additional funding to provide a 40 percent contingency. This 
will ensure that adequate medical services funding for OIF/OEF 
veterans is available if the model assumptions are inaccurate.

                         MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION

    The Committee recommendation includes $256,300,000 for 
Medical Administration. The amount provided includes $6,300,000 
to support the Department's initiative to establish polytrauma 
support clinic teams at each of the Department's 21 regional 
health care networks to further improve case management for 
veterans with traumatic brain injury or other severe injuries 
and illness.
    The Committee also includes $250,000,000 for medical 
administration to ensure that the Department has sufficient 
personnel to support the growing number of OIF/OEF veterans and 
to maintain a high level of service to all veterans in the 
system.

                           MEDICAL FACILITIES

    The Committee includes $45,000,000 for upgrades to 
polytrauma care centers. The Department has four Level I 
comprehensive polytrauma care centers and 17 Level II tertiary 
polytrauma care centers. These funds are for necessary 
upgrades, including equipment upgrades, to make these centers 
state-of-the-art facilities.
    The recent series of articles by the Washington Post on 
deplorable conditions at the Walter Reed Army hospital's annex 
make it clear that the American people want those who have 
served our nation in the military to be treated professionally 
and with dignity and respect when they return from the 
battlefield. While the Walter Reed hospital is under the 
jurisdiction of the U.S. Army and not the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, there are some vital lessons to be learned 
from the problems uncovered there. The wars in Iraq and 
Afghanistan are resulting in large increases in the number of 
veterans needing health care services and this increase is 
putting serious pressure on the Department's health care 
budgets, which might cause health care facilities to make tough 
choices in providing quality health care and services.
    The Department has conducted a Facilities Condition 
Assessment which identified a total of $5 billion as the 
universe of projects needed to correct identified deficiencies 
at existing facilities. The Committee is concerned that budget 
pressures only exacerbate these deficiencies and therefore 
includes $550,000,000 for non-recurring facilities maintenance 
and repairs. These funds are provided to address the most 
critical of needs such as fire and life safety issues and 
accreditation problems, and to enhance clinical capabilities to 
reduce wait times. The Department is directed to provide a 
report to the Committee on Appropriations within 60 days on a 
plan for execution of these funds, designated by facility. The 
report shall include the current backlog of non-recurring 
maintenance, funding from this appropriation assigned to each 
item on the list, and future funding needs in each of the next 
three fiscal years. The Department is to provide a quarterly 
report detailing the expenditure of these funds.

                    MEDICAL AND PROSTHETIC RESEARCH

    The Committee recommendation includes $35,000,000 for 
Medical and Prosthetic Research. The Department is directed to 
provide a report to the Committee on Appropriations within 30 
days on how it will use this additional funding to address the 
most pressing medical and prosthetic research needs arising out 
of the Global War on Terrorism.

                      Departmental Administration


                       GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES

    The Committee recommendation includes $62,000,000 for 
General Operating Expenses for the Veterans Benefits 
Administration. The amount provided will enable the Department 
to add 757 new full-time equivalent personnel to the 6,425 
personnel currently working on direct compensation claims. This 
increase will enable the Department to expeditiously handle 
claims of veterans returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom/
Operation Enduring Freedom. In addition, the Committee 
recommends that up to $1,250,000 of the amount provided be used 
for digitization of combat unit records and other records 
necessary for researching post-traumatic stress disorder 
events.

                     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

    The Committee recommendation includes $35,000,000 for 
Information Technology Systems which is to be used for system 
development upgrades to address OIF/OEF requirements such as a 
program to screen patients for traumatic brain injury and PTSD.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR PROJECTS

    The Committee recommendation includes $23,800,000 for 
Construction, Major Projects. Funding is provided to enable 
completion of a spinal cord injury center. This project is 
authorized and fulfills the recommendations of the CARES 
commission.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MINOR PROJECTS

    The Committee recommendation includes $260,000,000 for 
Construction, Minor Projects. This funding is to be used for 
high priority projects that are currently unfunded. The 
Department is directed to provide a report to the Committee on 
Appropriations within 60 days on a plan for execution of these 
funds, designated by facility. The Department is to provide a 
quarterly report detailing the expenditure of these funds.

                               CHAPTER 8


                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE


                   Administration of Foreign Affairs


                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommendation includes $966,954,000 for 
Diplomatic and Consular Programs (D&CP;) relating to Iraq, 
Afghanistan, ongoing operations in Sudan and public diplomacy, 
$53,958,000 above the request. Within the total, $790,641,000 
is for necessary expenses for the operations of the United 
States Mission in Iraq, of which $380,789,000 is to stand up 
new Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT's) (including security 
costs for the stand-alone PRTs that will not be co-located with 
a brigade combat team or on a forward operating base), 
$265,827,000 is for ongoing security-related costs of the U.S. 
Mission, such as armored vehicles, x-ray machines and personal 
protection equipment necessary to support the guard force and 
special protective details, $72,505,000 is for logistics 
support, $47,646,000 is for Mission operations, $15,000,000 is 
for overhead cover and other physical security measures for 
facilities, and $8,874,000 is for information technology. Also 
included is $102,155,000 for worldwide security upgrades, of 
which $82,155,000 is for additional security for State 
Department and other U.S. Government personnel operating in 
Afghanistan, and $20,000,000 is for high threat protection for 
State Department officials in Sudan. Finally, $24,158,000 is 
for ongoing D&CP; operations, of which $20,000,000 is to expand 
public diplomacy international information programs to combat 
violent extremism, $2,000,000 is for the Bureau of Intelligence 
and Research to augment timely and efficient electronic 
dissemination of intelligence to diplomatic customers, 
$1,900,000 is to support increased costs associated with 
diplomatic efforts in Sudan, and $258,000 is for transfer to 
the United States Commission on International Religious 
Freedom.
    In addition, the Committee recommendation includes 
$50,000,000 to establish and maintain a civilian reserve corps. 
The civilian corps will provide a reserve of police and experts 
in rule of law, infrastructure, essential services, and civil 
administration to augment the capability of the Department of 
State and USAID to address basic security, governance and 
infrastructure issues. This funding will provide for a 
management structure within the State Department to recruit, 
train, equip and maintain the reserve corps, including 
necessary costs for personnel, information technology, and 
interagency integration. The recommendation also provides that 
these funds are available contingent upon authorization.
    The Committee appreciates the importance of providing 
sufficient funding to cover the operational and security 
requirements of those carrying out the diplomatic and 
reconstruction mission in Iraq. However, the delay in the 
submission of material in justification of the request made it 
extremely difficult to assess the adequacy of the requested 
amounts. Furthermore, the Committee understands that on 
February 22, 2007, the Deputy Secretary of State and the Deputy 
Secretary of Defense finalized a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) 
specifying operational requirements, authorities, and 
responsibilities shared between the U.S. Mission-Iraq and the 
Multi-National Forces-Iraq. While the Committee welcomes the 
conclusion of the agreement, this lag in finalizing the MOA 
effectively held-up critical security funding provided by this 
Committee on an emergency basis last spring, and potentially 
limited the ability of the existing Provincial Reconstruction 
Teams to carry out their mission. This is not an acceptable way 
to conduct operations.
    Therefore, the Committee recommendation includes a proviso 
withholding from obligation $395,000,000 of the amount provided 
within Diplomatic and Consular Programs for Iraq operations 
until the Committee on Appropriations receives and approves a 
detailed plan for expenditure of the funds available for Iraq 
operations, including the U.S. Mission's operation 
requirements, the ongoing operations of the existing Provincial 
Reconstruction Teams, and the costs of establishing, 
supporting, and securing the new Provincial Reconstruction 
Teams. The plan is to be prepared by the Secretary of State and 
submitted within 60 days after the date of enactment of the 
Act. The plan should include all funds available in fiscal year 
2007 for Iraq operations, including unobligated funds from the 
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the 
Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.
    The Committee recommendation does not include the salaries 
and allowances for new domestic staff positions and the 
$4,000,000 requested to lease additional space for domestic 
staff associated with Iraq ``surge activities.''
    The Committee understands that to fully staff the new 
Provincial Reconstruction Teams will require the Department of 
State to recruit specialized technical personnel, such as 
irrigation specialists, veterinarians, and agribusiness 
developed experts. In many instances, these personnel will come 
from other U.S. Government agencies. The Committee intends that 
a portion of the funds provided be available to reimburse other 
U.S. Government civilian agencies for the salaries and 
allowances of their personnel serving in Iraq, including those 
of contractor employees.
    The Committee directs the Department, no later than 45 days 
after the date of enactment of this Act, to provide a report to 
the Committee detailing the planned expenditures, by category, 
of funds available in fiscal year 2007 for public diplomacy 
activities aimed at combating violent extremism under this 
heading.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommendation includes $46,800,000 under 
this heading, of which $1,300,000 is provided to the Department 
of State Office of Inspector General for salaries and expenses 
related to programs in Iraq and $45,500,000 is for transfer to 
the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) 
for reconstruction oversight. Within the total to be 
transferred to SIGIR, $35,000,000 is for salaries and expense 
contract costs for the SIGIR and $10,500,000 is for the 
forensic audit report required under section 2 of Public Law 
109-440.

               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommendation includes $20,000,000 for 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs for expanded 
academic programs and professional and cultural exchanges aimed 
at combating violent extremism. Within the total, $10,600,000 
is for academic programs, $8,200,000 is for professional and 
cultural exchanges, and $1,200,000 is for costs associated with 
program operations.
    The Committee directs the Department, no later than 45 days 
after the date of enactment of this Act, to provide a report to 
the Committee detailing the planned expenditures, by category, 
of funds available in fiscal year 2007 for combating violent 
extremism under this heading.

                      International Organizations


        CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

    The Committee recommendation includes $288,000,000 for 
assessed costs of U.N. peacekeeping operations. Within the 
total, $184,000,000 is for the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon 
(UNIFIL), $16,000,000 is for the U.N. Mission to Timor Leste 
(UNMIT), and $88,000,000 is for a potential mission in Chad.
    The Committee has not included language requested by the 
Administration under Peacekeeping Operations to transfer funds 
from voluntary peacekeeping to assessed costs of U.N. 
Peacekeeping Missions. The Committee urges the Administration 
to submit a budget amendment if additional funding is required 
to meet future U.N. mission requirements.

                             RELATED AGENCY


                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

    The recommendation includes $10,000,000 for international 
broadcasting operations. The additional funds will be used to 
create a three-hour daily program aimed at significantly 
expanding the audience reach of Alhurra in the Middle East.

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE


                  FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT


           United States Agency for International Development


                CHILD SURVIVAL AND HEALTH PROGRAMS FUND

    The recommendation includes $161,000,000, as requested. 
Funding will be used to maintain and expand efforts to detect, 
prevent and control the spread of the avian influenza virus and 
pre-empt the emergence of a virus capable of causing a global 
influenza pandemic. These funds will augment the $30,000,000 
already available in fiscal year 2007 for a total program level 
of $191,000,000. Within the total, $161,000,000 is for 
solidifying gains made in fiscal year 2006 and allowing for 
expanded application of the core action areas of the U.S. 
Government's Implementation Plan to the National Strategy for 
Pandemic Influenza and $40,000,000 is available for new high 
priority activities, including Pandemic Readiness/Humanitarian 
Response Planning aimed at high risk countries in South Asia, 
Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
    The Committee directs the Department, no later than 45 days 
after the date of enactment of this Act, to provide a report to 
the Committee detailing the planned expenditures, by category, 
of funds available to United States Agency for International 
Development and the Department of State in fiscal year 2006 and 
2007 for avian influenza.

              INTERNATIONAL DISASTER AND FAMINE ASSISTANCE

    The Committee recommendation includes $135,000,000 for 
International Disaster and Famine Assistance, which is 
$30,000,000 above the request. Within the total, $40,000,000 is 
to ensure the continued ability to provide humanitarian 
assistance to 1.9 million internally displaced persons (IDP's) 
and host communities in the more than 60 IDP camps in Sudan, 
and $75,000,000 is to meet unanticipated humanitarian 
assistance needs, as well as to replenish costs incurred as a 
result of humanitarian crises in Iraq.
    The Committee is concerned with growing instability in Chad 
and the Central African Republic. The Committee requests that 
the Department of State and USAID consult with the Committee 
not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act 
on United States programs to address humanitarian concerns in 
these countries.
    The Committee supports a peaceful resolution to the 
conflict in northern Uganda and urges the Department of State 
to work with the rest of the international community to promote 
progress towards a truly sustainable peace in Uganda using all 
appropriate diplomatic, logistical, and financial tools 
available to ensure negotiations between the Government of 
Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) continue. Any 
resumption of hostilities would lead to intensified insecurity 
and further deterioration of the already egregious humanitarian 
conditions in Uganda, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 
and Central African Republic.

   OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL 
                              DEVELOPMENT

    The Committee recommendation includes $10,700,000 for 
operating expenses of the United States Agency for 
International Development (USAID). The additional funds are 
required to cover the increased security and other operating 
costs associated with USAID personnel in Afghanistan.

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

    The Committee recommendation includes $3,500,000 for 
operating expenses of the United States Agency for 
International Development Inspector General, of which 
$2,000,000 is for the additional expenses associated with 
oversight of the expanded programs in Afghanistan.

                  Other Bilateral Economic Assistance


                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

    The Committee recommends a total of $2,953,000,000 for 
Economic Support Fund (ESF) relating to Iraq, Afghanistan, 
Lebanon, Liberia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

                                  IRAQ

    The Committee includes $1,877,000,000 for ESF in Iraq, a 
reduction of $185,000,000 from the request. Funds provided for 
Iraq are to be allocated as follows:

                                             [Dollars in thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                Committee         Change from
                        Activity                              Request         Recommendation        Request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Security:
    Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs).............            720,000            620,000           -100,000
    Local Governance Program...........................            100,000            100,000                  0
    Community Stabilization Program (CSP)..............            384,000            354,000            -30,000
    Community Action Program (CAP).....................             50,000             75,000             25,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal Security..................................          1,254,000          1,149,000           -105,000
Economic:
    Private Sector Agribusiness Development............             75,000             75,000                  0
    Strengthen Financial Markets.......................             12,500             12,500                  0
    Financial Market Development.......................             12,500             12,500                  0
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Economic..............................            100,000            100,000                  0
Political:
    National Capacity Development......................            180,000            160,000            -20,000
    Policy, Subsidy, Legal and Regulatory Reform.......            110,000             90,000            -20,000
    Democracy Activities...............................            428,000            388,000            -40,000
        Subtotal Political.............................            718,000            638,000            -80,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Total, ESF.........................................          2,072,000          1,887,000           -185,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs).--Within the amount 
provided for Iraq, $620,000,000 is made available for PRTs, a 
reduction of $100,000,000 from the request.
    The Committee notes that the PRT program has been ongoing 
for more than one year. Many obstacles remain, such as the 
unstable security situation; the difficulty of integrating 
civilian and military personnel; and problems in recruiting and 
retraining qualified civilian personnel. The tactical shifts 
detailed in the President's surge announcement of January 10, 
2007 include the doubling of PRTs and PRT civilian personnel in 
Iraq and the integration of PRTs and brigade combat teams 
(BCTs) in most areas.
    Local Governance Program (LGP).--Within the amount made 
available in ESF for Iraq, $100,000,000, as requested, is 
provided for LGP. The Committee recognizes the work the United 
States Agency for International Development has done to build 
the capacity of local governments to provide essential 
services.
    Community Stabilization Program (CSP).--The Committee notes 
that the United States Agency for International Development has 
entered into a competitively awarded Agreement with 
International Relief and Development (IRD) to implement the 
CSP. The Committee supports the work CSP does directly with 
community groups, local government officials, and PRTs in the 
development and implementation of activities that foster more 
productive and peaceful communities by offering disincentives 
to engage in violence. Within the amount provided in ESF for 
Iraq, $354,000,000 is available for CSP, a reduction of 
$30,000,000 from the request. This reduction was made without 
prejudice.
    Community Action Program (CAP).--Within the amount provided 
in ESF for Iraq, $75,000,000 is made available for CAP, an 
increase of $25,000,000 above the request. The Committee notes 
that CAP is the only program of its kind to operate outside the 
``green zone'' in Iraq. By working at the community level the 
CAP program directly engages Iraqis in reconstructing their own 
communities; creating employment; and building nation-wide 
grassroots constituency for democracy.
    Private Sector Agribusiness Development.--Within the amount 
provided in ESF for Iraq, $75,000,000, as requested, is 
provided for Agribusiness Development.
    Strengthen Financial Markets.--The Committee recommendation 
for ESF in Iraq includes $12,500,000, as requested, for 
expansion of micro-credit to expand capital markets.
    Financial Market Development.--Within the amount 
appropriated in ESF for Iraq, $12,500,000, as requested, is 
provided for training and financial and technical support.
    National Capital Development (NCD).--Within the amount 
provided in ESF for Iraq, $160,000,000, a reduction of 
$20,000,000 from the request, is provided for NCD. The 
Committee recommendation includes $40,000,000 for a training 
program for 10 key ministries; $12,000,000 for a scholarship 
program; $8,000,000 for anti-corruption program; $25,000,000 
for public management advisors in key ministries; $3,000,000 
for self-assessment capacity development; $26,000,000 to 
support a national training center; $31,000,000 for support to 
four regional training centers; and $15,000,000 for assistance 
to Iraqi universities to establish public administration 
program.
    Policy, Subsidy, Legal, Regulatory & Transparency 
Reforms.--Within the amount provided in ESF for Iraq, 
$90,000,000, a reduction of $20,000,000, is provided for 
Policy, Subsidy, Legal, Regulatory & Transparency Reforms. The 
Committee recommendation includes $35,000,000 for Financial 
Management Information System (FMIS) and SBA; $35,000,000 is 
for assistance drafting laws and regulations; and $20,000,000 
is for the establishment of an investment promotion agency and 
WTO activities.
    Democracy and Civil Society Activities.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $388,000,000, a reduction of 
$40,000,000 from the request for Democracy and Civil Society 
activities. The Committee directs that the Department of State 
and the United States Agency for International Development, in 
consultation with the Committee, submit a spending plan and 
strategy no later than 45 days after the date of enactment of 
this Act. The spending plan shall include the specific amounts 
intended for nongovernmental organizations and the proposed 
activities. The plan shall also provide a detailed strategy for 
democracy and civil society activities in Iraq with objectives 
and benchmarks to measure success.
    The Committee is encouraged by the Secretary of State's 
announcement on February 27, 2007, of a new diplomatic 
initiative relating to Iraq and its immediate neighbors. The 
Committee agrees with the stated desire that all governments 
seize this opportunity to improve relations with Iraq and work 
for peace and stability in the region. The Committee strongly 
encourages the Administration to apply this diplomatic 
initiative to all aspects of U.S. policy in the Middle East.
    The Committee notes that the January 2007 National 
Intelligence Estimate on Iraq concludes that a ``bottom-up 
approach'', including working more directly with neighborhood 
watch groups and establishing grievance committees, could help 
to reverse Iraq's continued instability. The Community Action 
Program, the Community Stabilization Program, rule of law, and 
democracy programs aim to foster such localized developments. 
However, the Committee recognizes that several ongoing 
contracts predate the explosion of sectarian violence a year 
ago. The Committee strongly recommends that the United States 
Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department 
of State evaluate whether current programs adequately reflect 
the growing inter-sectarian and inter-communal violence. Where 
appropriate, USAID and the Department of State should 
strengthen alternative dispute resolution mechanisms between 
tribal and religious groups.
    The Committee is concerned regarding reports of U.S. 
reconstruction and relief assistance in Iraq not reaching all 
segments of the Iraq population, particularly minority 
populations. The Committee has heard reports of villages in the 
Nineveh Plain region not receiving assistance. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to report no later 
than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act on the 
ethnic and geographic distribution of U.S. assistance programs 
and specifically a report on all U.S. assistance reaching the 
Nineveh Plain region.

          ``NEW DIPLOMATIC OFFENSIVE'' FOR IRAQ AND THE REGION

    Along with the redeployment of United States Armed Forces 
provided for in section 1904, the Committee expects the 
President to pursue the diplomatic strategy, entitled ``The 
External Approach: Building an International Consensus,'' 
recommended by the Iraq Study Group in its December 2006 report 
on Iraq. This strategy calls upon the United States to pursue a 
comprehensive ``New Diplomatic Offensive'' designed to build an 
international consensus and support structure for stability in 
Iraq and the surrounding region. The ``New Diplomatic 
Offensive'' is to engage all of Iraq's neighbors, and address 
all the ``key issues'' in the Middle East, including not just 
the situation in Iraq, but also in Lebanon, Syria, and Iran, as 
well as the Israel-Palestine conflict. Importantly, as part of 
the ``New Diplomatic Offensive'', the United States is to 
initiate a constructive diplomatic engagement with Iran and 
Syria.
    The Committee supports this recommendation of the Iraq 
Study Group and urges the President to pursue it aggressively.

                              AFGHANISTAN

    The Committee recommends funding for Afghanistan programs 
at $743,000,000, which is $90,000,000 above the request. The 
Committee notes that the increase is provided to PRTs and rural 
development. Funds are appropriated as follows:

                                             [Dollars in thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                Committee         Change from
                        Activity                              Request         Recommendation        request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Roads..................................................            342,000            292,000            -50,000
Power..................................................             40,000             40,000                  0
Rural Development......................................            120,000            160,000             40,000
Agriculture............................................             13,000             13,000                  0
Governance Capacity Building...........................             21,000             21,000                  0
Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs)/Provincial                  117,000            217,000            100,000
 Governance............................................
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Total, ESF.........................................            653,000            743,000             90,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee is concerned that Taliban and Al Qaeda backed 
insurgents have stepped up the frequency and intensity of 
attacks in Afghanistan. Recent years have brought record 
harvests of opium poppies, proceeds of which finance terrorist 
groups in Pakistan. The Committee is increasing support for 
PRTs and for rural development in Afghanistan as two mechanisms 
for extending the reach of government and providing assistance 
in the provinces. While the Committee understands that 
expanding the network of roads is a central component of the 
United States strategy for reconstruction and stabilization, 
the Committee believes there should be greater investment by 
other donors in infrastructure programs.

                                LEBANON

    The Committee recommendation includes $300,000,000 in ESF 
for Lebanon, of which $250,000,000 is for cash transfer 
assistance, as requested. The Committee is concerned about the 
recent trend of providing foreign assistance through budgetary 
support or cash transfers and believes that such assistance 
should be used infrequently and with extraordinary measures to 
ensure accountability and impact. Such concerns are exacerbated 
with respect to Lebanon due to the presence of members of 
Hezbollah in the government of Lebanon. The Committee 
understands that cash transfer assistance for Lebanon is to be 
used for debt relief. The Committee therefore strongly 
recommends that cash transfer assistance for Lebanon be used to 
directly pay creditors rather than to provide direct budget 
support to the Government of Lebanon.
    The Committee intends that within the funds made available 
under ESF for FY 2007 (including funds made available pursuant 
to P.L. 110-5) that not less than $10,000,000 should be made 
available for scholarships and direct support of American 
educational institutions in Lebanon.

                                LIBERIA

    The Committee recommends $5,000,000 in ESF for Liberia to 
support executive protection.

                      DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

    The Committee recommendation includes $15,000,000 for ESF 
programs within the Democratic Republic of Congo to help secure 
the peace, to expand government capacity, and to promote 
disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR).

                              SIERRA LEONE

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$3,000,000 under this heading to support operations of the 
Special Court for Sierra Leone. These funds are in addition to 
the $13,000,000 available in fiscal year 2007 for the Court.

          Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States

    The recommendation includes $239,000,000 for Assistance for 
Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, a reduction of 
$40,000,000 from the request. The Committee directs that not 
later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Department of State shall report on the outcome of the Kosovo 
Donors Conference. This report should include a comprehensive 
list of the amount of funds pledged by the United States as 
well as other donor nations and organizations. The Committee 
notes that any such support pledged by the United States is 
subject to the availability and approval of funds.

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE


          International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

    The Committee recommendation provides $334,500,000 for 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Activities 
in Iraq and Lebanon. Within the total, $180,000,000 is for 
criminal justice development and rule of law programs in Iraq, 
$94,500,000 is for programs in Afghanistan and $60,000,000 is 
to support the Internal Security Forces (ISF) in Lebanon.

                                  IRAQ

    Funds provided for Iraq are to be allocated as follows:

                         [Dollars in thousands]

                                             [Dollars in thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                Committee         Change from
                        Activity                              Request         recommendation        request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rule of Law/Outreach...................................              5,600              5,600                  0
Justice Integration of Police, Corrections & Courts....             25,000             25,000                  0
Anticorruption/Public Integrity Program and Civil                   21,000             21,000                  0
 Society...............................................
Legal framework........................................              2,000              2,000                  0
Courts, the Judiciary & Public Prosecutor..............             58,000             58,000                  0
Major Crimes Taskforce.................................             11,000             11,000                  0
Corrections Advisors and Facilities Construction/                   70,400             50,400            -20,000
 Renovation............................................
INL Administrative Expenses............................              7,000              7,000                  0
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Total, INCLE:......................................            200,000            180,000            -20,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    In order to respond to the rapidly evolving situation in 
Iraq, the Committee is providing $180,000,000 to help the 
Iraqis develop the institutional and societal frameworks 
necessary for rule of law to take hold, while simultaneously 
addressing the immediate problems of the Iraqi criminal justice 
system. The Committee supports the goal of creating a criminal 
justice system that is fair, efficient, and effective to 
provide the Iraqi people with an alternative to other more 
violent means to resolve their disputes. To these ends the 
Committee recommendation includes:
    Corrections Advisors and Prison Construction.--Within the 
amount provided not more than $32,500,000 is made available for 
employment costs for not more than 80 correctional advisors and 
$17,900,000 is provided to design and construct facilities to 
expand the bed capacity of the Iraq Corrections Service (ICS).
    Courts, the Judiciary, and Public Prosecutors.--The 
Committee notes that judges, court-staff, witnesses, and 
attorneys, all face a serious threat of physical harm by 
participation in the legal process and that justice will not be 
achieved without freedom from fear of retribution. Within the 
amount provided the Committee has made available not more than 
$58,000,000, as requested, for bolstering court and judicial 
security, providing technical assistance to judges, prosecutors 
and court investigators, and assisting court personnel in 
rules, processes and administrative practices.
    Criminal Justice Integration.--Within the amount provided 
not more than $25,000,000, as requested, may be available to 
support the integration of the justice system (police, courts, 
and prisons) in additional locations outside of Baghdad.
    Anticorruption/Public Integrity Program and Civil 
Society.--Within the amount provided not more than $21,000,000, 
as requested, is for anticorruption efforts.
    Major Crimes Taskforce.--Within the funds provided, not 
more than $11,000,000, as requested, may be made available to 
build Iraqi capacity to investigate insurgent and other serious 
criminal activity.
    Rule of Law/Outreach.--Within the amount provided not more 
than $5,600,000, as requested, may be available to promote 
access to the criminal justice system by funding Resident Legal 
Advisors (RLAs) and Rule of Law Advisors (RoLAs) to Provincial 
Reconstruction Teams (PRTs).
    Legal Framework.--Within the amount provided, not more than 
$2,000,000, as requested, is available to support Iraqi 
legislative initiatives to strengthen the judiciary and reform 
the criminal procedure and penal codes.
    Administrative Expenses.--Within the funds provided, not 
more than $7,000,000, as requested, is recommended for 
administrative expenses.

                              AFGHANISTAN

    The recommendation includes $94,500,000 to accelerate and 
expand programs to strengthen counternarcotics efforts, to 
improve the training of the Afghan police, and to advance the 
development of institutional capacity and professionalism of 
the permanent justice institutions. No additional funding was 
requested in this account for these activities. However the 
Committee believes they are an essential component of any 
strategy for stabilizing and strengthening the Government in 
Afghanistan. The Committee directs the Department, no later 
than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act, to 
provide a report to the Committee detailing the planned 
expenditures, by category, of all funds available in fiscal 
year 2007 for INCLE activities in Afghanistan.

                                LEBANON

    The Committee provides a total of $60,000,000 in non-lethal 
assistance for Lebanon, of which $36,500,000 is for training of 
the Internal Security Forces; $19,500,000 is for equipment 
including individual supplies for 9,000 new recruits, 300 
unarmored SUVs, computers, and radio gear; and $4,000,000 is to 
refurbish 35 police stations, 4 police academies and a command 
and control center.

                    Migration and Refugee Assistance

    The recommendation includes $111,500,000 for Migration and 
Refugee Assistance, which is $40,000,000 above the request. The 
Committee recommendation includes $15,000,000 requested to meet 
the needs of Iraqi refugees. However the Committee understands 
that additional funds may be needed if the influx of Iraqi 
refugees in neighboring countries increases. The Committee 
provides $96,500,000 in additional funds to meet unforeseen 
requirements. The Committee is becoming increasingly concerned 
about the slow return of refugees to Burundi and the DRC and 
has provided additional funding to expedite the efforts. The 
Committee recognizes the growing humanitarian needs of 
Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza. Furthermore, 
the Committee recognizes UNRWA will likely continue as a 
principle channel of support to Palestinian refugees. However, 
the Committee is concerned by the financial accounting 
deficiencies reported in UNRWA's 2005 biennium audit conducted 
by the UN Board of Auditors and asks the Secretary to report on 
the corrective measures taken by UNRWA.

     United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund

    The recommendation includes $35,000,000 for Emergency 
Refugee and Migration Assistance to address unanticipated 
emergency humanitarian needs in places such as Somalia, Chad, 
Sri Lanka, and Iraq. The additional funding is also needed to 
support contingency planning to address increased Darfur 
refugee outflows from Chad.

     Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining and Related Programs

    The Committee recommendation includes $87,500,000 for 
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related 
Programs. This level is $60,000,000 above the request. Within 
the total, $5,500,000 is to support a terrorist interdiction 
program in Lebanon, $15,000,000 is to continue in-country 
support for the protection of Afghan President Karzai, 
$7,000,000 is for humanitarian de-mining in Iraq, and 
$60,000,000 is for border security activities in Jordan.

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


               International Affairs Technical Assistance

    The recommendation includes $2,750,000 for International 
Affairs Technical Assistance. These funds are to continue the 
Department of the Treasury's engagement with the Government of 
Iraq on matters related to banking and budget execution.

                          Military Assistance


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends $260,000,000 for Foreign Military 
Financing Program. The recommendation includes $220,000,000, as 
requested, for Lebanon and $40,000,000 for Jordan.

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

    The Committee recommends $225,000,000 for Peacekeeping 
Operations. This level is $53,000,000 below the request. Within 
the total, the Committee provides $40,000,000 to assist in 
deploying a regional stabilization and peacekeeping force in 
Somalia as requested and $150,000,000 as requested for the 
Africa Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) for construction, 
operation and maintenance of base camps, strategic airlift, 
training and equipping of AMIS troops, and maintenance of 
vehicles and communications equipment. The Committee 
recommendation also includes $35,000,000 in funding for 
security sector reform in Liberia. The Committee's 
recommendation includes the $88,000,000 requested for a 
possible peacekeeping mission in Chad under the Contributions 
for International Peacekeeping Activities (CIPA) account.
    The Committee does not include the requested transfer 
authority to allow funds to be transferred between the 
voluntary Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) account and the CIPA 
account. The Committee notes that the FY 2008 budget does not 
include a request for AMIS. The Committee is concerned that the 
Administration has not adequately planned for future 
peacekeeping activities in Sudan/Darfur in FY 2008 and urges 
the Secretary of State to work with the Office of Management 
and Budget to submit a budget amendment for FY 2008 addressing 
these urgent needs.
    The Committee recommends that the African Union Peace and 
Security Council and the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) 
Field Commander interpret the AMIS mandate fully and robustly 
to ensure not only that monitoring and reporting security 
incidents occur, but that AMIS works proactively to secure the 
areas in which it is deployed and ensures that civilians and 
humanitarian workers are protected. The Committee directs the 
Department of State to report to the Committee on efforts made 
towards this end. Included in this report shall be a clear 
timeline for the transition to a hybrid force and deployment of 
a full and robust peacekeeping mission under United Nations 
Security Council command and control. This report shall include 
specific benchmarks for measuring progress towards this end.

                    General Provisions--This Chapter

    Sec. 1801. The Committee recommendation amends the 
authority of the Special Inspector General for Iraq 
Reconstruction to include funds appropriated for Iraq 
reconstruction in fiscal years 2006, 2007 or 2008 in 
calculating the termination date of the SIGIR. The Committee 
intends that funds appropriated in this Act for Iraq 
reconstruction should be under the oversight jurisdiction of 
the SIGIR.
    Sec. 1802. The Committee recommendation includes a general 
provision setting forth the limitations outlined below on 
assistance for Lebanon:
    (a) The Committee recommendation directs that no funds 
provided in this Act for cash transfer assistance to Lebanon be 
made available for obligation until the Secretary of State 
reports to the Committees on Appropriations on the Memorandum 
of Agreement between the United States and the Government of 
Lebanon on Lebanon's economic reform plan and the benchmarks 
upon which cash transfer assistance will be conditioned. The 
Committee further directs the Secretary to report on the 
procedures in place to ensure that no funds are provided to any 
individuals or organizations that have any known links to 
terrorist organizations including Hezbollah, and mechanisms to 
monitor the use of the appropriated funds.
    (b) The recommendation directs that no military assistance 
or international narcotics control and law enforcement 
assistance be made available for obligation until the Secretary 
of State reports to the Committees on Appropriations on the 
vetting procedures in place to determine eligibility to 
participate in U.S. training and assistance programs funded 
under these accounts.
    (c) The Committee is concerned that the government of 
Lebanon has not fully implemented Section 14 of UN Security 
Council Resolution 1701 and is concerned about reports of 
continuing arms shipments from Syria into Lebanon. Therefore, 
the Committee requests a report from the Secretary of State no 
later than 45 days after enactment of this Act detailing what 
steps the Government of Lebanon and UNIFIL have taken to 
implement the actions outlined in the resolution.

                               CHAPTER 9


                     General Provisions--This Title

    Sec. 1901. The Committee recommendation includes a 
provision requiring the Defense Department to abide by its 
current policy, requiring the chief of the military department 
concerned to determine that a unit is ``fully mission capable'' 
before it is deployed to Iraq. The President may waive this 
provision by submitting a report to Congress detailing the 
particular reason or reasons why the unit's deployment is in 
the interests of national security despite the chief of the 
military department's assessment that the unit is not fully 
mission capable.
    Sec. 1902. The Committee recommendation includes a 
provision requiring the Defense Department to abide by its 
current policy and avoid extending the deployment of units in 
Iraq in excess of 365 days for the Army and 210 days for the 
Marines. The President may waive this provision by submitting a 
report to Congress detailing the particular reason or reasons 
why the unit's extended deployment is in the interests of 
national security.
    Sec. 1903. The Committee recommendation includes a 
provision requiring the Defense Department to abide by its 
current policy and avoid sending units back into Iraq before 
troops get the required ``time out of the combat zone'' and 
training time. The President may waive this provision by 
submitting a report to Congress detailing the particular reason 
or reasons why the unit's early redeployment to Iraq is in the 
interests of national security.
    Sec. 1904. The Committee recommendation includes a 
provision that sets the conditions and a specific timetable for 
ending U.S. involvement in the Iraqi Civil War. By July 1, 
2007, the President has to determine and report to Congress 
whether Iraq is making substantial progress on specific 
military, security, economic, and political benchmarks. If the 
President does not make the determination, U.S. troops must be 
redeployed out of Iraq by the end of December 2007.
    By October 1, 2007, the President must certify that Iraq 
has met certain concrete and verifiable objectives to reform 
its political and economic system. If the President does not 
make this certification, U.S. troops must be redeployed by the 
end of March 2008, consistent with the timeline of the Iraq 
Study Group. In addition, the bill fences 50 percent of certain 
Iraqi reconstruction funds provided in this bill until the 
certification is made. If the President is able to make the 
required determinations and certification on time, the deadline 
for redeploying troops out of Iraq is the end of August 2008.
    The provision allows funds to be used to plan and execute a 
safe and orderly transition from the military's current combat 
mission to a significantly reduced role. After troops have been 
redeployed, their military role in Iraq would be limited to 
protecting American diplomatic facilities and American 
citizens, including members of the U.S. armed forces; serving 
in roles consistent with customary diplomatic positions; 
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 training members 
of the Iraqi Security Forces.
    Sec. 1905. Coordinator for Iraq Assistance.--The Committee 
directs that the President appoint a Coordinator for Iraq 
Assistance within 30 days of the date of enactment of this Act. 
The Committee is concerned with the inability of executive 
branch agencies in Iraq to develop and implement an overall 
strategy for political, economic and military assistance. The 
new coordinator is intended to bring a unity of effort, 
coordination of assistance programs and policy coherence among 
all agencies of the United States Government implementing 
assistance programs in Iraq. The Committee expects that the new 
coordinator will report directly to the President on the status 
and progress of U.S. assistance programs in Iraq as well as 
monitor the allocation and expenditure of Iraqi Government 
resources for reconstruction programs.
    The Committee intends that the Coordinator of Iraq 
Assistance will act as the principal point of contact on the 
overall reconstruction efforts; coordinate with other donors 
and international organizations providing assistance to Iraq; 
ensure adequate management and accountability of U.S. 
assistance programs for Iraq; and resolve policy and program 
disputes among United States Government agencies implementing 
assistance programs in Iraq.
    Sec. 1906. The Committee recommendation includes a 
provision that prohibits the use of funds in this or any other 
Act to close Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
    Sec. 1907. The Committee recommendation includes a 
Congressional pledge to fully support members of the U.S. Armed 
Forces in harm's way.
    Sec. 1908. The Committee recommendation includes a sense of 
Congress regarding the President as the Commander in Chief and 
Congressional power to declare war.
    Sec. 1909. The Committee recommendation includes a sense of 
Congress regarding the conduct of the war in Iraq by U.S. 
commanders.

      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 
have been most adversely affected are the children in the Gulf 
Coast region. The committee recommends providing additional 
funding of $4,310,000,000 to the Disaster Relief Fund. This 
will help to 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 already provided to 
affected States is borne by the federal government.
    The supplemental 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 Provisions

Sec. 2101. Language regarding livestock is included.
Sec. 2102. Language regarding irrigated crops is included.
Sec. 2103. Language regarding citrus is included.

                               CHAPTER 2


                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


                  OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES

    The recommendation provides $120,000,000 to the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for disaster 
recovery from the effects of Hurricane Katrina on fishing 
industries in the Gulf Region. Within the amount provided, 
funding should be made available to the NOAA's Office of Coast 
Survey and the Office of Response and Restoration to conduct 
scanning and mapping of traditional fishing grounds as well as 
to provide marine debris removal. Further, disaster relief 
funding is to be made available for fishermen, fish processors, 
and related businesses serving the fishing industry, including 
for personal assistance, vessel recovery, fishing 
infrastructure, or other disaster associated needs. The 
Committee directs the Department of Commerce to notify the 
Appropriations Committee 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 recommendation also provides $35,000,000 for risk 
mitigation projects at the Stennis facility.

                    GENERAL PROVISION--THIS CHAPTER

    The recommendation includes transfer language to pay back 
$47,600,000 loaned from Shuttle/International Space Station 
(ISS) programs which have already been obligated.

                               CHAPTER 3


                      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL


                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY


                       Corps of Engineers--Civil


                              CONSTRUCTION

    Funds totaling $37,080,000 are provided to reduce the risk 
of hurricane and storm damage to the Mississippi Coastal area 
as outlined in the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Project, 
Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties, Mississippi, Interim 
Report dated December 31, 2006. The funds provided are for the 
project elements that contribute most directly to hurricane and 
storm damage reduction in the three counties included in the 
study area. Funds provided under this heading are subject to 
authorization.

                 FLOOD CONTROL AND COASTAL EMERGENCIES

    Funds totaling $1,300,000,000 are provided to continue 
repairs and accelerate completion of flood and storm damage 
reduction projects in the greater New Orleans area. These 
projects are to be funded at full Federal expense.
    Public Law 109-148, the third emergency supplemental 
appropriations act of 2006, provided funds to repair and 
restore hurricane damaged projects and to accelerate completion 
of the New Orleans area flood and storm damage reduction 
projects to the level of protection that was authorized prior 
to Hurricane Katrina. However, the magnitude of the effort 
required to provide the pre-Katrina authorized level of 
protection is now recognized to be much greater than originally 
anticipated, and the funding provided previously is 
insufficient to complete the work.
    The funds in this chapter are provided to achieve the pre-
Katrina authorized level of protection for the West Bank and 
Vicinity project as well as make progress toward providing pre-
Katrina authorized protection for the remaining portions of the 
Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity project.

                    General Provision--This Chapter

    Additionally, a provision is included to allow the 
expenditure of up to $650,000,000 of funding that remains 
unobligated from the fourth emergency supplemental 
appropriations act of 2006 (Public Law 109-234) to provide 
additional funding for flood protection on the Inner Harbor 
Navigation Canal. This provision, in addition to the amount 
originally provided in the fourth emergency supplemental, will 
provide the full funding necessary to complete the authorized 
protection for the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity project.

                               CHAPTER 4


                     SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


                     Disaster Loans Program Account

    The Committee recommends $25,069,000, for administrative 
expenses for the Disaster Loan Program Account. This amount 
will bring the total for administrative expenses for this 
account to $140,000,000 for fiscal year 2007, which is the 
amount the Administrator of the Small Business Administration 
(SBA) has estimated as needed in a letter to the Committee.
    The Committee is supportive of ensuring that the Disaster 
Loan Program has sufficient funds to administer loans related 
to recent disasters, including hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and 
Wilma. However, the Committee continues to be concerned about 
the accuracy of estimates it receives from SBA. The Committee 
expects SBA to keep the Committee fully informed on how actual 
obligations compare to estimates, as well as provide to the 
Committee detailed explanations for significant variances from 
the estimates.

                               CHAPTER 5


                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                  Federal Emergency Management Agency


                            DISASTER RELIEF

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends an additional $4,310,000,000 for 
``Disaster Relief''. This includes $3,400,000,000 requested by 
the President plus $910,000,000 estimated by FEMA as the 
current State and local share of certain disaster assistance 
that is waived by Sec. 2501.
    The Committee continues to be concerned with FEMA's ability 
to manage resources in a manner that maximizes its ability to 
effectively and efficiently deal with disasters. One aspect of 
particular concern is how FEMA makes projections of funding 
needed in response to any given disaster or to meet future 
disasters. A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) 
report raised concerns about FEMA's ability to manage its day-
to-day resources and the lack of information on how FEMA's 
resources are aligned with its operations. As a follow-up to 
this report, the Committee requests that within six months of 
enactment GAO review how FEMA develops its estimates of the 
funds needed to respond to any given disaster. Such review 
should include how FEMA makes initial estimates, how FEMA 
refines those estimates within the first few months of a 
disaster, and how closely FEMA's estimates predict actual 
costs. The review should also include additional analysis and 
recommendations regarding FEMA's ability to manage disaster-
related resources in a manner that maximizes effective 
execution of its mission. In addition, the Committee provides 
that $4,000,000 be transferred to the Inspector General to 
increase oversight of Katrina expenditures and eliminate waste, 
fraud and abuse.

      Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding

    On November 1, 2005, the White House announced the 
appointment of a Gulf Coast Coordinator to ``serve as the 
Administration's primary point of contact with State and local 
governments, the private sector, and community leaders on long-
term recovery and rebuilding plans . . . work with Congress and 
Federal departments and agencies to provide effective, 
integrated, and fiscally responsible support for Gulf Coast 
recovery . . . and be responsible for developing specific goals 
and coordinating policies and programs for mid-term to long-
term Federal recovery and rebuilding efforts . . .''
    To date, the Office of the Federal Coordinator has not 
produced goals, policies, or programs that this Committee can 
act on. The federal response remains disjointed, with federal 
agencies providing conflicting information to States and 
localities. The coordination between FEMA and HUD has been 
particularly weak, with over 90,000 people remaining in FEMA 
manufactured housing and virtually no ``effective'' or 
``integrated'' effort to transition them to HUD-supported 
housing.
    The Office of the Federal Coordinator is directed to 
fulfill its obligations to the Gulf Coast by developing a long-
term recovery and rebuilding plan detailing goals, policies, 
and programs necessary for success in the Gulf Coast. The plan 
should clearly lay out roles and responsibilities for each 
federal agency involved in the recovery and rebuilding process, 
and must be coordinated with all appropriate local and state 
entities. The Office of the Federal Coordinator is directed to 
provide monthly reports detailing activities and negotiations 
in which it is involved with affected states.

                    General Provisions--This Chapter

    The Committee includes a provision eliminating the State 
and local match requirement for certain federal assistance 
provided prior to enactment through Title IV of the Stafford 
Act in response to Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma, Dennis, and Rita 
in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Texas.
    The Committee includes a provision allowing FEMA to forgive 
Community Disaster Loans that were issued in response to 
Hurricane Katrina. Community Disaster Loans are used by local 
governments that have lost their revenue base due to a disaster 
to provide essential services after the disaster. Prior to 
Hurricane Katrina, all such loans were able to be forgiven.
    The Committee includes a provision that allows FEMA to 
continue to pay for utility costs for those leases negotiated 
by State and local governments on FEMA's behalf.

                               CHAPTER 6


                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


                Administration for Children and Families


                      SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANT

    The Committee recommends extending until September 30, 
2008, the availability of emergency title XX Social Services 
Block Grant funds provided to the Gulf Coast States affected by 
the hurricanes of 2005 under the Department of Defense, 
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in 
the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006 that will 
otherwise expire on September 30, 2007.

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


                       Innovation and Improvement

    The Committee recommends $30,000,000 for emergency 
assistance to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to assist 
local educational agencies in rebuilding the capacity of public 
schools that were forced to suspend operations for 30 days or 
more due to Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita. These funds 
will be used for recruitment and retention incentives for new 
and current teachers, school leaders, and other school 
personnel, and for other activities to build the capacity of 
such schools. The Committee expects that local educational 
agencies receiving such funds to assist educators with costs 
associated with relocation and housing will accord a priority 
to educators with a prior connection to the State or who 
previously resided or worked in the area served by the local 
educational agency. In addition, the Committee expects that 
public schools receiving emergency assistance shall be (1) open 
to all students, including students with disabilities and 
English language learners, and (2) in compliance with all 
applicable civil rights laws, and state and local health and 
safety laws. The Committee requests that the Department of 
Education consult with the House Committee on Education and 
Labor and the Committee on Appropriations in developing program 
guidance for the use of this emergency assistance, including 
determining the system of recruitment incentives (including 
performance pay, relocation, and housing).

                      Hurricane Education Recovery


                 PROGRAMS TO RESTART SCHOOL OPERATIONS

    The Committee includes language to provide flexibility to 
eligible States and local educational agencies in the use of 
emergency aid to restart school operations appropriated in 
Public Law 109-148. This language allows such emergency aid to 
be used for recruitment and retention incentives for new and 
current teachers, school leaders, and other school personnel, 
and for other activities to build the capacity of schools 
impacted by the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes.

                            Higher Education

    The Committee recommends $30,000,000 for emergency 
assistance to institutions of higher education that were forced 
to suspend operations for 30 days or more to help defray 
expenses incurred as a result of the 2005 Gulf Coast 
hurricanes. The Committee requests that the Department of 
Education brief the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations not later than five days before the announcement 
of the availability of these funds.

                    General Provision--This Chapter

    Sec. 2601. The Committee recommends granting the Secretary 
of Education authority to continue to waive certain regulatory 
requirements with respect to the use of funds for restarting 
school operations in States affected by Hurricanes Katrina and 
Rita.

                               CHAPTER 7


              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT


                       PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING

                     TENANT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE

    The Committee recommends the extension of the Disaster 
Voucher Program to December 31, 2007.
    Hurricane-impacted PHAs--The Committee also includes a 
provision in Title IV which clarifies, consistent with 
Congressional intent, how HUD will implement the Section 8 
Tenant-Based Voucher funding formula with regard to the Public 
Housing Authorities affected by hurricanes in 2004 and 2005.

                      Office of Inspector General

    The Committee provides an additional $10,240,000 for the 
Office of the Inspector General in order to conduct appropriate 
oversight of the resources provided for the recovery of Gulf 
Coast regions affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

                   TITLE III--AGRICULTURAL ASSISTANCE

    Sec. 3101. The Committee 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 due to damaging weather or any 
related condition. The Committee does not intend for this to be 
an ongoing program and directs the Secretary to make payments 
to all eligible producers on a farm for a crop under this 
section no later than September 30, 2008.
    Sec. 3102. The Committee includes language regarding 
livestock assistance providing financial assistance through the 
Livestock Compensation Program and the Livestock Indemnity 
Program to provide compensation for livestock losses and to 
make livestock indemnity payments to producers on farms that 
have incurred livestock losses during calendar years 2005, 2006 
or 2007 before the date of the enactment of this Act. The 
Committee does not intend for this to be an ongoing program and 
directs the Secretary to provide compensation for all eligible 
livestock losses or all livestock indemnity payments to 
eligible producers on farms under this section no later than 
September 30, 2008.
    Sec. 3103. The Committee provides language regarding 
spinach.
    Sec. 3104. The Committee provides language regarding the 
Emergency Conservation Program.
    Sec. 3105. The Committee includes language regarding 
payment limitations.
    Sec. 3106. The Committee includes provisions regarding 
administration of the forgoing sections.
    Sec. 3107. The Committee includes language relating to the 
National Dairy Market Loss Payment program.
    Sec. 3108. The Committee includes language relating to the 
peanut storage costs program.
    Sec. 3109. The Committee includes language relating to 
aquaculture losses.
    Sec. 3110. The Committee designates the funds made 
available in this title as an emergency.

                        TITLE IV--OTHER MATTERS


                               CHAPTER 1


                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

    The Committee is aware that the State of Indiana has 
recently entered into a contract to privatize certain 
operations of the Food Stamp Program. It is the Committee's 
understanding that USDA approved the contract in December 2006 
without a clear understanding of the details of the program, 
including its implementation, effect on state employees, daily 
operation of the program or even whether the program complied 
with federal law. In February 2007, USDA sent a letter to the 
State of Indiana requesting additional details about the 
program, with only weeks to go before the initial transfer to 
private contractors of about 70 percent of state employees 
working on the Food Stamp Program; this had already been 
scheduled to occur on March 19, 2007. Therefore, the Committee 
directs the Secretary to perform comprehensive oversight of the 
program. It further directs the Secretary to provide the 
Committee with quarterly reports beginning 30 days after 
passage of this bill on this contract, including the effects on 
enrollment, program access, error rates, and spending on 
administrative expenses. The Committee directs the Secretary to 
be prepared to take appropriate administrative action if 
performance standards as stated in the contract are not met.

                          Farm Service Agency


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee makes available $48,000,000 for stabilizing 
the payment delivery systems of the Farm Service Agency.
    The Committee directs the Secretary to provide a monthly 
update on the progress of this project, including usage of 
funds.

                           General Provisions

    Sec. 4101. Language is included regarding the Food and Drug 
Administration.
    Sec. 4102. The Committee includes language relating to meat 
and poultry inspection.

                               CHAPTER 2


                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


                  OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES

    The recommendation provides $60,400,000 to the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide disaster 
relief for those affected along the coasts of California and 
Oregon by the 2006 salmon fishery disaster in the Klamath 
River. This disaster has all but eliminated the commercial 
salmon fishing season for fishermen, and has had a devastating 
economic impact on surrounding coastal areas. The 
recommendation provides funds through the National Marine 
Fisheries Service to make disaster aid available to salmon 
fishermen, tribes, and related businesses affected by this 
fishery failure.

                               CHAPTER 3

    Sec. 4301. The Committee recommends language to amend the 
Help America Vote Act of 2002.

                               CHAPTER 4


                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


                           General Provisions


                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

    The Committee includes a provision rescinding $89,800,000 
that would have lapsed in fiscal year 2006 if it were not for a 
provision in the 2007 Appropriations Act allowing it to remain 
available through fiscal year 2007. The Department of Homeland 
Security has not provided plans for spending this funding to 
the Committee. The Secretary shall report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives 
within fifteen days after enactment of this Act on the proposed 
distribution of the rescission of funds prior to its 
implementation. This report should specifically list the 
respective amount proposed to be rescinded by agency and 
appropriations account, and explain the original purpose of the 
appropriation and the reason why such funds are available.
    The Committee includes a provision extending until the end 
of fiscal year 2007 two provisos contained in the fiscal year 
2006 Salaries and Expenses appropriation for Customs and Border 
Protection that relate to Border Patrol checkpoints in the 
Tucson sector.
    The Committee includes a provision tightening Coast Guard 
procurement practices. Numerous studies, including one by the 
Defense Acquisition University, have recommended changes to 
Coast Guard procurement procedures and contracting practices in 
order to control costs and procure equipment that works. The 
most recent failure in procurement resulted in eight Coast 
Guard cutters that are currently grounded due to hull buckling 
problems. In order to ensure that Coast Guard quickly reforms 
its major procurement systems, the Committee has included bill 
language mandating: technical reviews of design and design 
changes; independent cost estimates of major changes; and Coast 
Guard maintaining technical warrant holder equivalent authority 
and measuring contractor performance on all work performed. In 
addition, the provision requires a robust expenditure plan that 
is reviewed by the Government Accountability Office for Coast 
Guard's Deepwater program before any 2007 Deepwater funding is 
obligated.
    The Committee includes a provision limiting the use of lead 
system integrator contracts, similar to requirements in law for 
the Department of Defense.

                               CHAPTER 5


                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


                       Bureau of Land Management


                        WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT

    The recommendation includes an additional $100,000,000 for 
wildland fire management for emergency wildland fire 
suppression activities of the Department of the Interior. These 
funds are 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. In addition, the Committee directs that wildfire 
suppression cost containment measures continue to be 
implemented, and the Secretary of the Interior and the 
Secretary of Agriculture shall submit a joint report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives on such cost containment measures by December 
31, 2007.

                United States Fish and Wildlife Service


                          RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    The recommendation provides an additional $7,398,000 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.

                         National Park Service


                 OPERATION OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

    The recommendation provides an additional $525,000 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.

                    United States Geological Survey


                 SURVEYS, INVESTIGATIONS, AND RESEARCH

    The recommendation provides an additional $5,270,000 for 
survey, investigations and research for the detection of highly 
pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds, including the 
investigation of morbidity and mortality events.

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


                             Forest Service


                        WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT

    The recommendation includes an additional $400,000,000 for 
wildland fire management for emergency wildland fire 
suppression activities. These funds are only 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. The Committee directs that 
wildfire suppression cost containment measures must continue to 
be implemented and the Secretary of Agriculture and the 
Secretary of the Interior shall submit a joint report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives on such cost containment measures by December 
31, 2007. In addition, the Secretary of Agriculture is directed 
to continue the independent cost-control review panel process 
to examine and report on fire suppression costs for individual 
wildfire incidents that exceed $10,000,000 in cost.

                    General Provisions--This Chapter

    Sec. 4501. The recommendation includes one-time funding of 
not to exceed $400,000,000 for the Department of Agriculture to 
make payments in a manner and in amounts similar to those made 
in 2006 under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-
Determination Act of 2000.
    Section 4502 is a technical correction to the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs language in P.L. 110-5 so the Bureau may pay 
certain contract support costs.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 4503 is a technical correction to P.L. 110-5 to 
allow the Indian Health Service to pay certain contract support 
costs and to allow the Service to transfer up to $7,300,000 
from the operations account into the facilities account to 
allow for repair and rehabilitation of certain health care 
facilities.
    Section 4504 is 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.

                               CHAPTER 6


                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


                     National Institutes of Health


         NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends 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.

                Administration for Children and Families


                   LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE

    The Committee recommends $400,000,000 for the Low-Income 
Home Energy Assistance State grants, including $200,000,000 for 
the contingent emergency reserve and $200,000,000 for block 
grants to States.
    The Committee recommendation permits 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.

                        Office of the Secretary


            PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES EMERGENCY FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends $969,650,000, to remain available 
until expended, for the Department of Health and Human Services 
to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic. This 
appropriation provides the third installment of funds for 
pandemic influenza activities requested by the Administration. 
Appropriating these funds at this time enables long-term plans 
developed by the Department and pharmaceutical manufacturers to 
be based on actual appropriations. Within the total, 
$65,000,000 is for pandemic influenza preparedness activities 
of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and 
Response including global pandemic preparedness and planning, 
international advanced development and industrialization of 
human pandemic influenza vaccine, and advanced development of 
rapid tests and detection.
    The Committee includes bill language granting the Secretary 
various authorities to purchase goods for the Strategic 
National Stockpile, to construct or renovate privately-owned 
facilities for the production of pandemic influenza vaccine, 
and to transfer funds to other HHS accounts.
    The Committee includes bill language designating that not 
less than $34,650,000 shall be for laboratory diagnostics and 
analytical capabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention. The Committee intends that funding be used to 
increase the stock of diagnostic reagents for influenza and to 
establish a library of pandemic virus reference strains.

                  COVERED COUNTERMEASURE PROCESS FUND

    The Committee includes $50,000,000, to remain available 
until expended, for the compensation fund established by the 
Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act. The 
Committee intends that funding be used to provide compensation 
to individuals harmed by the administration or use of the H5N1 
influenza vaccine covered by the PREP Act declaration made by 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services on January 26, 2007.

                    General Provisions--This Chapter


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 4601. The Committee recommends extending the 
availability of funds previously appropriated for the Employee 
Benefits Security Administration and providing for a transfer 
of funds from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation for 
development of an electronic Form 5500 filing system (EFAST2).
    Sec. 4602. The Committee recommends extending the 
availability of a portion of funds previously appropriated for 
veterans employment and training activities within the 
Department of Labor.
    Sec. 4603. (a) The Committee recommends a provision to 
enable the Department of Education to continue to obtain from 
the Census Bureau updated local educational agency poverty 
estimates that are used to determine allocations under title I 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
    (b) The Committee includes a provision to allow funds under 
``Education for the Disadvantaged'' of the Continuing 
Appropriations Resolution, 2007 to be used for comprehensive 
school reform activities authorized under part D of title V of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
    Sec. 4604. The Committee recommends a provision to 
redistribute funding for the Assistive Technology Act in a 
manner consistent with the reauthorized Act.

                               CHAPTER 7


                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH


                        House of Representatives


      PAYMENT TO WIDOWS AND HEIRS OF DECEASED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

    The Committee recommends the customary death gratuity to 
Gloria W. Norwood, widow of Charles W. Norwood, Jr., late 
Representative from the State of Georgia.

                        Architect of the Capitol


                          CAPITOL POWER PLANT

    The Committee recommends an additional amount of 
$50,000,000 for the next two increments of a $125 million 
dollar project for asbestos abatement and other safety 
improvements to the utility tunnels throughout the Capitol 
complex.

                               CHAPTER 8


             STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS


                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE


                       INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS


 INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO


                              CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommendation includes $10,000,000 for the 
International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and 
Mexico. The additional funds are provided to augment funding in 
fiscal year 2007 for the Rio Grande Flood Control System 
Rehabilitation project. Last year's flood of the Rio Grande 
River resulted in the deposit of thousands of tons of silt and 
debris in the river channel as it passes through El Paso, TX, 
severely reducing the capacity of the river channel. Should 
last year's weather conditions repeat themselves this year, a 
breach of the levees is much more likely due to the reduced 
capacity of the river channel. The additional funds provided to 
the Commission are to be directed towards emergency flood 
mitigation work to address the most immediate and critical 
dangers in order to avert a more significant disaster in the 
future.

                    General Provisions--This Chapter

    Sec. 4801. The Committee recommendation includes a 
technical change to the composition of the Board of the Middle 
East Foundation.
    Sec. 4802. The Committee recommendation includes a 
technical change to the terms and conditions applicable to the 
Diplomatic and Consular Program funds for fiscal year 2007.
    Sec. 4803. The Committee recommendation includes a 
technical change to the terms and conditions applicable to the 
funds appropriated for Debt Restructuring in fiscal year 2007.

                               CHAPTER 9

    Sec. 4901. 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.
    Sec. 4902. Clarifies funding levels for the Tenant-Based 
Rental Assistance account.
    Sec. 4903. Exempts four categories of public housing 
authorities from the 12-month voucher formula in P.L. 110-5. 
These four categories are PHAs impacted by hurricanes in 2004 
and 2005; PHAs participating in the Moving to Work 
Demonstration; PHAs that are in receivership; and PHAs that 
overspent their 2006 allocation.
    Sec. 4904. Authorizes OFHEO's funding at $67,568,000, to be 
reimbursed from the Federal Housing Enterprises Oversight Fund.
    Sec. 4905. Eliminates a proviso in the Fiscal Year 2007 
continuing appropriations resolution regarding the Moving To 
Work program.
    Sec. 4906. Allows for the renewal of expiring Project-Based 
Certificate Program projects under the Project-Based Voucher 
program.

                      General Provision--This Act

    Section 4910 states that none of the appropriations made by 
this Act shall remain available beyond the current fiscal year 
unless expressly so provided in this Act.

                      TITLE V--CONTRACTING REFORM

    Sec. 5001, Minimizing sole-source contracts.
    Spending on sole-source contracts has more than doubled in 
the past 6 years. Section 5001 requires agencies that spend 
more than $1 billion on federal contracts to develop and 
implement a plan to minimize the use of such contracts. The 
plan must contain measurable goals and be submitted to Congress 
within one year of enactment. The section also requires the 
plan to be submitted to the Comptroller General, who is 
required to submit an analysis of the plan to Congress within 
18 months.
    Sec. 5002, Minimizing cost-reimbursement type contracts.
    Cost-reimbursement type contracts provide contractors with 
little or no incentive to control costs and leave the taxpayer 
vulnerable to wasteful spending. Section 5002, requires 
agencies that spend more than $1 billion on federal contracts 
to develop and implement a plan to minimize the use of such 
contracts. The plan must contain measurable goals and be 
submitted to Congress within one year of enactment. The section 
also requires the plan to be submitted to the Comptroller 
General, who is required to submit an analysis of the plan to 
Congress within 18 months.
    Sec. 5003, Public disclosure of justification and approval 
documents for non-competitive contracts.
    When an agency awards a sole-source contract, it must 
prepare a justification and approval document to explain why 
full and open competition was not used in awarding the 
contract. Section 5003, requires those justification and 
approval documents to be made publicly available within 14 days 
of the award of the contract. Classified, business-sensitive, 
and other information exempt from disclosure under the Freedom 
of Information Act is exempt from the requirements of this 
section.
    Sec. 5004, Disclosure of government contractor overcharges.
    Section 5004, promotes transparency in the federal 
acquisition process by requiring contract overcharges to be 
reported to Congress. Agencies would be required to report on a 
quarterly basis all contractor costs in excess of $1 million 
that are unjustified, unsupported, questioned, or unreasonable. 
The section also requires unredacted copies of any audit 
finding such costs to be submitted to Congress upon request.

                TITLE VI--ELIMINATION OF SCHIP SHORTFALL


                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


               Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


                 STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE FUND

    The Committee appropriates $750,000,000 in emergency funds 
to eliminate anticipated State Children's Health Insurance 
Program (SCHIP) funding shortfalls for fiscal year 2007 for 
fourteen States. Bill language amends the authorizing law to 
describe the States considered to be in shortfall.

                               TITLE VII


                               CHAPTER 1

    Sections 7101-7103 contain language identical to H.R. 2, as 
passed by the House on January 10, 2007, relating to an 
increase in the Federal minimum wage. Section 7104 addresses 
the applicability of the minimum wage to American Samoa.

                               CHAPTER 2

    This chapter contains language identical to H.R. 976, as 
passed by the House on February 16, 2007, relating to small 
business tax relief.

               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions in the 
accompanying bill that directly or indirectly change the 
application of existing law.
    The bill includes several appropriations that are not 
authorized by law and as such may be construed as legislative 
in nature.
    The bill includes several emergency appropriation 
designations that may be construed as legislative in nature.
    Language is included that designates the various 
appropriations as emergency requirements directly related to 
the Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. 
Res. 376 of the 109th Congress.
    Language is included in various accounts that provides for 
the availability of certain funds for a period in excess of one 
year.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds under the heading ``Operation and Maintenance, Navy'' to 
be transferred to the United States Coast Guard.
    Language is included under ``Operation and Maintenance, 
Defense-Wide'' which makes available not to exceed 
$300,000,000, to remain available until expended, for payments 
to certain governments for logistical and other military 
support to United States military operations; provides that 
such payments shall be based on certain documentation; and 
requires notification of the congressional defense committees.
    Language is included that creates a strategic reserve fund 
for training, operations and other expenses to improve the 
readiness of non-deployed United States military forces; 
provides for the transfer (and return) of such appropriations 
to certain accounts; provides for purposes and duration which 
such funds shall be available; and provides for the 
notification of such transfers to the congressional defense 
committees.
    Language is included under ``Defense Health Program'' which 
sets aside certain amounts for operation and maintenance; 
research, development test and evaluation activities within the 
total appropriation.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds appropriated to the Department of Defense when such 
transfer is in the national interest.
    Language is included that provides for the obligation of 
funds pursuant to section 504(a)(1) of the National Security 
Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 414(a)(1)).
    Language is included that prohibits the Department of 
Defense from using funds provided in this chapter to finance 
programs or activities denied by Congress in fiscal years 2006 
or 2007 appropriations or to initiate a procurement or 
research, development, test and evaluation new start program 
without prior written notification to the congressional defense 
committees.
    Language is included that provides in fiscal year 2007, the 
Secretary of Defense may transfer amounts in or credited to the 
Defense Cooperation Account; provides the availability of such 
funds; and requires a report to the Congress of such transfers 
made pursuant to any transfer.
    Language is included that provides that up to $100,000,000 
of the funds provided under the heading ``Drug Interdiction and 
Counter-Drug Activities-Defense'' may be used to support 
counter-drug activities of certain governments; provides that 
such support shall be in addition to support for counter-drug 
activities of such governments.
    Language is included that provides up to $456,000,000 from 
funds made available from ``Operation and Maintenance, Army'' 
may be used to support the Commander's Emergency Response Fund 
and provides for quarterly reports.
    Language is included that permits supervision and 
administrative costs associated with a construction project 
funded with appropriations available for operation and 
maintenance and executed in direct support of the Global War on 
Terrorism only in Iraq and Afghanistan may be obligated at the 
time a construction contract is awarded.
    Language is included that amends section 9010 of Public Law 
109-289, relating to reporting of measurements of stability in 
Iraq.
    Language is included that amends section 1005(c)(2) of the 
National Defense Act, 2007, relating to United States' 
contributions to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization common-
funded budget.
    Language is included that prohibits the establishment of 
any permanent military installation or base of United States 
Armed Forces in Iraq and prohibits the exercise of United 
States control over any oil resource of Iraq.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds from ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' to 
Department of State ``Economic Support Fund'' to support 
provincial reconstruction teams and requires notification of 
the transfer to the congressional defense committees.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds to 
contravene laws or regulations promulgated to implement the 
United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, 
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
    Language is included that limits the availability of funds 
available in this title under the heading ``Iraq Security 
Forces Fund'' and ``Afghan Security Forces Fund'' until certain 
conditions and reporting requirements are met.
    Language is provided that prohibits the provision of award 
fees to any defense contractor in contravention of the 
provisions of section 814 of the National Defense Authorization 
Act, 2007.
    Language is provided that limits to not more than 90 
percent of the funds provided in this chapter for operation and 
maintenance until the Secretary of Defense submits to the House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriations a report detailing the 
extent to which the United States has relied on contracted 
services in support of US. military operations in Iraq and 
Afghanistan. The provision further reduces appropriations under 
the aforementioned headings in this chapter by $815,000,000 due 
to anticipated contractor efficiencies.
    Language is included that provides, in cases where a minor 
child is the next of kin, the ability for the service member to 
designate the grandparents, siblings, or guardian to receive 
part or all of the benefit to care for the child.
    Language is included that provides up to 170 heavy and 
light armored vehicles for force protection purposes in Iraq 
and Afghanistan.
    Language is included that amends section 1403(a) of the 
Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2001 (as amended).
    Language is included that provides emergency appropriations 
to implement recommendations of the Army Inspector General with 
regard to trained military attorneys dedicated to representing 
soldiers who are pursuing claims before physical evaluation 
boards and earlier in the Army disability evaluation system 
process.
    Language is included that, notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, prohibits the use of funds in this or any 
other Act to close Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
    Language is included that is a Congressional pledge to 
fully support members of the U.S. Armed Forces in harm's way.
    Language is included that is a sense of Congress regarding 
the President as the Commander in Chief and Congressional power 
to declare war.
    Language is included that is a sense of Congress regarding 
the conduct of the war in Iraq by U.S. commanders.
    Language is included prohibiting the obligation of funds 
for the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to 
approve a chemical site security plan unless the facility meets 
or exceeds security standards established by State or local 
governments. Bill language also clarifies that chemical 
security plans are designated as sensitive security 
information, removes restrictions on enforcement actions, and 
allows the Secretary to require specific security measures.
    Language is included under Title I, Chapter 7 that enables 
various appropriations to remain available for more than one 
year for some programs for which the basic authority 
legislation does not presently authorize such extended 
availability.
    Language is included under Title I, Chapter 7 to carryout 
activities not otherwise authorized by law.
    Language is included under Title I, Chapter 7 which place 
limitations on the use of funds in the bill and as such may be 
construed as legislative in nature.
    Language is included under Title I, Chapter 9 that 
prohibits the use of funds in this or any other Act to close 
Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
    Language is included that provides that several of the 
appropriations shall remain available for obligation beyond the 
current fiscal year that may be construed as legislative in 
nature.
    Language is included that restricts the obligation of funds 
made available for Iraq operations under the ``Diplomatic and 
Consular Programs'' heading that may be construed as 
legislative in nature.
    Language is included under the heading ``Diplomatic and 
Consular Programs'' that may be construed as legislative in 
nature to allow up to $50,000,000 to maintain and establish a 
civilian reserve corps, provided that specific authorization is 
provided in a subsequent act of Congress for the corps.
    Language is included in a general provision placing 
limitations on funds available to the Government of Lebanon for 
cash transfer assistance and Foreign Military Financing that 
may be construed as legislative in nature.
    Language is included in a general provision placing 
limitations on the obligation of certain funds available for 
military and reconstruction operations in Iraq which may be 
construed as legislative in nature.
    Language is included in a general provision directing the 
President to appoint a Coordinator for Iraq Assistance which 
may be construed as legislative in nature.
    Language is included which changes the application of the 
terms and conditions of the fiscal year 2006 Department of 
State and Related Agency Appropriations Act, 2006 with respect 
to funds available under the heading ``Diplomatic and Consular 
Programs'' in fiscal year 2007 which may be construed as 
legislative in nature.
    Language is included providing authority for funds 
available for debt restructuring in fiscal year 2007 to be used 
to assist Liberia in retiring its debt arrearages which may be 
construed as legislative in nature.
    Language is included for National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration, in title II, chapter 2, which makes $48,000,000 
available for costs incurred by NASA in fiscal year 2005.
    Language is included for the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, in title II, chapter 2, which makes 
$120,000,000 available for disaster relief for fisheries in the 
Gulf region due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
    Language is included in title II, under Department of the 
Army, Corps of Engineers, which makes funds subject to 
authorization and requires certain reports.
    Language is included that eliminates State and Local match 
requirement for certain federal assistance provided prior to 
enactment through Title IV of the Stafford Act in response to 
Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma, Dennis, and Rita in Louisiana, 
Mississippi, Florida, and Texas.
    Language is included allowing FEMA to forgive Community 
Disaster Loans that were issued in response to Hurricane 
Katrina.
    Language is included that permits FEMA to continue to pay 
for utility costs for those leases negotiated by State and 
local governments on FEMA's behalf.
    Language is included providing extended availability and 
indicating that amounts appropriated under this heading are 
designated as an emergency requirement.
    Language is included establishing affirmative directions 
and imposing new duties on the Secretary with respect to 
amounts appropriated under this heading for certain States to 
assist local educational agencies in rebuilding the capacity of 
public schools impacted by Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita 
and providing that such amounts are designated as an emergency 
requirement.
    Language is included imposing affirmative duties and 
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.
    Language is included requiring new determinations and 
imposing new duties with respect to amounts appropriated under 
this heading for institutions of higher education that are 
located in an area in which a major disaster was declared 
related to hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and providing that 
such amounts are designated as an emergency requirement.
    Language is included directly amending existing law to 
extend waiver authority granted to the Secretary of Education 
in title IV of division B of Public Law 109-148 through 
September 30, 2008.
    Language is included in title II to extend the Disaster 
Voucher Program to December 31, 2007.
    Language is included in title II to provide an additional 
$10,240,000 for the Office of the Inspector General in order to 
conduct appropriate oversight of the resources provided for the 
recovery of Gulf Coast regions affected by Hurricanes Katrina 
and Rita.
    Language is included in Title III, under the Department of 
Agriculture, Emergency Conservation Program, which provides 
funding for certain activities.
    Language is included for the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, in title III, chapter 2, which 
makes $60,400,000 available for disaster relief to those 
affected by a declared salmon fishery disaster.
    Language is included in Title IV, under Chapter 1, General 
Provisions, regarding allowable uses of certain funds provided 
in previous appropriations Acts.
    Language is included in Title IV, under Chapter 1, General 
Provisions, relating to the availability of funds until certain 
conditions are met.
    Language is included to amend the Help America Vote Act of 
2002 (Public Law 107-252).
    Language is included extending until the end of fiscal year 
2007 two provisos contained in the fiscal year 2006 Salaries 
and Expenses appropriation for Customs and Border Protection 
that relate to Border Patrol checkpoints in the Tucson sector.
    Language is included tightening Coast Guard procurement 
practices and mandates a number of changes to current 
procurement practices. In addition, the bill prohibits the 
obligation of any 2007 funding appropriated to the Deepwater 
program until the Coast Guard prepares a robust expenditure 
plan that is reviewed by the Government Accountability Office.
    Language is included limiting the Department of Homeland 
Security's use of lead system integrator contracts.
    Language is included making a technical correction to the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs language in the Continuing 
Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (division B of Public Law 109-
289, as amended by Public Law 110-5) so the Bureau may pay 
certain contract support costs.
    Language is included making a technical correction to the 
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (division B of 
Public Law 109-289, as amended by Public Law 110-5) to allow 
the Indian Health Service to pay certain contract support costs 
and to allow the Service to transfer up to $7,300,000 from the 
operations account into the facilities account to allow for 
repair and rehabilitation of certain health care facilities.
    Language is included making a technical correction to the 
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (division B of 
Public Law 109-289, as amended by Public Law 110-5) to 
designate the funding level for the Save America's Treasures 
program of the National Park Service, Historic Preservation 
Fund.
    Language is included granting new authority to State 
officials and providing that amounts appropriated under this 
heading are designated as an emergency requirement.
    Language is included conferring new authority to the 
Secretary and waiving existing law with respect to amounts 
appropriated under this heading and providing that such amounts 
shall remain available until expended and are designated as an 
emergency requirement.
    Language is included providing that amounts appropriated 
under this heading shall remain available until expended and 
are designated as an emergency requirement.
    Language is included directly amending existing law to 
extend availability for funds provided to the Employee Benefits 
Security Administration.
    Language is included directly amending existing law to 
extend availability for funds provided to Veterans Employment 
and Training.
    Language is included directly amending existing law to 
provide for updated local educational agency poverty estimates 
and a clearinghouse on comprehensive school reform.
    Language is included waiving the application of existing 
law with respect to the distribution of funding for the 
Assistive Technology Act.
    Language is included which changes the application of the 
terms and conditions of the fiscal year 2006 Department of 
State and Related Agency Appropriations Act, 2006 with respect 
to funds available under the heading ``Diplomatic and Consular 
Programs'' in fiscal year 2007 which may be construed as 
legislative in nature.
    Language is included providing authority for funds 
available for debt restructuring in fiscal year 2007 to be used 
to assist Liberia in retiring its debt arrearages which may be 
construed as legislative in nature.
    Language is included to allow funds provided for the 
National Transportation Safety Board to be used to make capital 
lease payments due in fiscal year 2007.
    Language is included in title IV to clarify funding levels 
for the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance account.
    Language is included in title IV to exempt four categories 
of public housing authorities from the 12-month voucher formula 
in P.L. 110-5. These four categories are PHAS impacted by 
hurricanes in 2004 and 2005; PHAs participating in the Moving 
To Work Demonstration; PHAs that are in receivership; and PHAs 
that overspent their 2006 allocation.
    Language is included in title IV to authorize OFHEO's 
funding at $67,568,000, to be reimbursed from the Federal 
Housing Enterprise Oversight Fund.
    Language is included in title IV to eliminate a proviso in 
the Fiscal Year 2007 continuing appropriations resolution 
regarding the Moving To Work program.
    Language is included in title IV to allow for the renewal 
of expiring ProjectBased Certificate Program projects under the 
Project-Based Voucher program.
    Language is included relating to Contracting Reform.
    Language is included providing that amounts appropriated 
under this heading shall remain available until expended and 
are designated an emergency requirement.
    Language is included directly amending existing law to 
provide additional funding to the State Children's Hospital 
Insurance (SCHIP) program to certain States.
    Language is included relating to an increase in the Federal 
minimum wage.
    Language is included relating to small business tax relief.

                           Transfer of Funds

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is submitted describing 
the transfer of funds provided in the accompanying bill:
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
$120,293,000 from funds appropriated under ``Operation and 
Maintenance, Navy'' to the Coast Guard for reimbursement for 
activities in support of activities requested by the Navy.
    Language is included under ``Strategic Reserve Readiness 
Fund'' which provides for the transfer of such appropriations 
to various operations and maintenance accounts within the 
Department of Defense.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds under the heading ``Operation and Maintenance, Navy'' to 
be transferred to the United States Coast Guard.
    Language is included under ``Drug-Interdiction and Counter-
Drug Activities, Defense'' which provides for the transfer of 
such funds only to appropriations for military personnel; 
operation and maintenance; procurement; and research, 
development, test and evaluation.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds appropriated to the Department of Defense in this Act 
when such transfer is in the national interest.
    Language is included that provides in fiscal year 2007, the 
Secretary of Defense may transfer amounts in or credited to the 
Defense Cooperation Account; provides the availability of such 
funds; and requires a report to the Congress of such transfers 
made pursuant to any transfer.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds from ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' to 
Department of State ``Economic Support Fund'' to support 
provincial reconstruction teams and requires notification of 
the transfer to the congressional defense committees.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
$225,400,000 from US Navy, Operations and Maintenance to US 
Coast Guard, Operating Expenses.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
$1,000,000 from CBP, Salaries and Expenses to FLETC, Salaries 
and Expenses.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
$4,000,000 from FEMA, Disaster Relief to the Office of the 
Inspector General.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
$7,300,000 from Department of Health and Human Services, Indian 
Health Services, Indian Health Services to Department of Health 
and Human Services, Indian Health Services, Indian Health 
Facilities.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
$49,500,000 from Department of Health and Human Services, 
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy 
and Infectious Diseases to Department of Health and Human 
Services, Office of the Secretary, Public Health and Social 
Services Emergency Fund.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
$34,650,000 from Department of Health and Human Services, 
Office of the Secretary, Public Health and Social Services 
Emergency Fund to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
Disease Control, Research and Training.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
$7,000,000 from Department of Labor, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
Corporation to Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security 
Administration.
    Under ``Department of State, Administration of Foreign 
Affairs, Diplomatic and Consular Programs'' $258,000 is to be 
transferred to, and merged with, funds available in fiscal year 
2007 for the United States Commission on International 
Religious Freedom.
    Under ``Department of State, Administration of Foreign 
Affairs, Office of Inspector General'' $45,500,000 shall be 
transferred to the Special Inspector General for Iraq 
Reconstruction.''

                              Rescissions

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

                  RESCISSIONS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL



                  Department/Activity                      Rescissions


Department of Homeland Security, Salaries and Expenses       $89,800,000
Department of Housing and Urban Development,                  80,000,000
 unobligated balances, Tenant-based Rental Assistance,
 Disaster Voucher Program.............................


                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

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


                 Comparison With the Budget Resolution

    Section 308(a)(1)(A) of the Congressional Budget Act 
requires the report accompanying a bill providing new budget 
authority to contain a statement comparing the levels in the 
bill to the suballocations submitted under section 302(b) of 
the Act for the most recently agreed to concurrent resolution 
on the budget for the applicable fiscal year. That information 
is provided in the table headed ``Comparison of Reported Bill 
to Section 302(b) Suballocations''.
    Most appropriations in the bill are designated as emergency 
requirements under 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). Pursuant to 
section 402 of H. Con. Res. 376, such amounts are not counted 
against the allocations under section 302 of the Budget Act, 
and are therefore not reflected in the accompanying table. New 
discretionary budget authority in the bill designated under 
section 402 totals $111,281,839,000.
    In addition, $12,976,439,000 in discretionary 
appropriations are designated as emergency requirements under 
section 501 of H. Con. Res. 376. Appropriations designated 
under that section are counted for purposes of section 302 of 
the Budget Act, with H. Con. Res. 376 providing a mechanism for 
the Budget Committee to make an offsetting adjustment to the 
section 302 allocations. The ``Comparison of Reported Bill to 
Section 302(b) Suballocations'' table shows the amounts of 
these emergency appropriations.
    As the table indicates, excluding amounts designated as 
emergency requirements under section 501 of H. Con. Res. 376, 
enactment of the reported bill would leave the Committee on 
Appropriations slightly below its section 302(a) allocation for 
new discretionary budget authority, and would also leave all 
but one of the Appropriations subcommittees at or below its 
section 302(b) suballocation. (The one exception is the Defense 
Subcommittee, which would be $1 million over its suballocation 
because of an amendment adopted during the Committee markup.)


                      Five-Year Outlay Projections

    In compliance with section 308(a)(1)(B) of the 
Congressional Budget Act, the following table contains five-
year projections associated with the budget authority provided 
in the accompanying bill:



                                                            Millions

Budget Authority, 2007................................          $124,330
Outlays:
    2007..............................................            31,526
    2008..............................................            49,606
    2009..............................................            26,114
    2010..............................................            11,783
    2011 and beyond...................................             9,318


    The Committee is also advised by the Congressional Budget 
Office that they would score the bill as increasing budget 
authority by $447 million in FY 2008, $449 million in FY 2009, 
$445 million in FY 2010, $436 million in FY 2011, and by a 
total of $2,672 million in fiscal years 2012 through 2017. All 
of these amounts (other than $1 million in FY 2008) result from 
the language in title VI alleviating the FY 2007 shortfall in 
the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The 
Committee did not intend that provision to provide any new 
budget authority in years after FY 2007, and the Chairman 
intends to offer an amendment at the appropriate time making 
the necessary technical correction so that no new budget 
authority is scored for this provision in FY 2008 and 
subsequent years.

               Assistance to State and Local Governments

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



                                                            Millions

Budget Authority......................................            $4,548
Fiscal Year 2007 outlays resulting therefrom..........             1,440


            Revenues and Compliance With Pay-As-You-Go Rule

    Chapter 2 of title VII of the bill affects revenues. The 
Committee is advised that the net effect of provisions in that 
chapter would be to reduce revenues by $162 million in FY 2007, 
increase revenues by a total of $225 million over the six-year 
period from FY 2007 through FY 2012, and increase revenues by a 
total of $45 million over the 11-year period from FY 2007 
through FY 2017. The latter two periods are those that would be 
used for determining compliance with the House ``pay-as-you-go 
rule (clause 10 of Rule XXI).

                        Constitutional Authority

    Clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives states that:

          Each report of a committee on a bill or joint 
        resolution of a public character, shall include a 
        statement citing the specific powers granted to the 
        Congress in the Constitution to enact the law proposed 
        by the bill or joint resolution.

    The Committee on Appropriations bases its authority to 
report this legislation from Clause 7 of Section 9 of Article I 
of the Constitution of the United States of America, which 
states:

          No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in 
        consequence of Appropriations made by law. . .

    Appropriations contained in this Act are made pursuant to 
this specific power granted by the Constitution.

         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives

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

                                Earmarks

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, this bill, as reported, 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.

         Compliance With Clause 3 of Rule XIII (Ramseyer Rule)

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

             DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2007


                    (Public Law 109-289, Division A)

DIVISION A--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2007

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

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  Sec. 9007. Amounts provided in this title for operations in 
Iraq and Afghanistan may be used by the Department of Defense 
for the purchase of up to [20] 170 heavy and light armored 
vehicles for force protection purposes, notwithstanding price 
or other limitations specified elsewhere in this Act, or any 
other provision of law: Provided, That the Secretary of Defense 
shall submit a report in writing no later than 30 days after 
the end of each fiscal quarter notifying the congressional 
defense committees of any purchase described in this section, 
including the cost, purposes, and quantities of vehicles 
purchased.

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  Sec. 9010. (a) Not later than 60 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act and every 90 days thereafter through the 
end of fiscal year [2007] 2008, the Secretary of Defense shall 
set forth in a report to Congress a comprehensive set of 
performance indicators and measures for progress toward 
military and political stability in Iraq.

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  (c) In specific, the report requires, at a minimum, the 
following:
          (1) * * *
          (2) With respect to the training and performance of 
        security forces in Iraq, the following:
                  (A) * * *

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                  (J) An assessment, in a classified annex if 
                necessary, of United States military 
                requirements, including planned force 
                rotations, through the end of calendar year 
                [2007] 2008.

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               CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION, 2007


                    (Public Law 109-289, Division B)

DIVISION B--CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION, 2007

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    CHAPTER 5--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED 
                                AGENCIES

  Sec. 20501.  Notwithstanding section 101, the level for each 
of the following accounts shall be as follows: ``Bureau of Land 
Management, Management of Lands and Resources'', $862,632,000; 
``United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Resource 
Management'', $1,009,037,000; ``National Park Service, Historic 
Preservation Fund'', $55,663,000 of which $13,000,000 shall be 
for Save America's Treasures; ``United States Geological 
Survey, Surveys, Investigations, and Research'', $977,675,000; 
and ``Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Substance 
Superfund'', $1,251,574,000.

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  Sec. 20512.  Notwithstanding section 101, the level for 
``Indian Health Service, Indian Health Services'', shall be 
$2,817,099,000, of which, not to exceed $5,000,000 shall be 
available, in addition to amounts otherwise available, for 
contract support costs; and of which, not to exceed $7,300,000 
may be transferred to the ``Indian Health Facilities'' account, 
and the $15,000,000 allocation of funding under the eleventh 
proviso shall not be required.

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  Sec. 20515.  Notwithstanding section 101, the level for 
``Bureau of Indian Affairs, Operation of Indian Programs'' 
shall be $1,984,190,000, of which not less than $75,477,000 is 
for post-secondary education programs; and of which, not to 
exceed $9,019,000 shall be available, in addition to amounts 
otherwise available, for contract support costs.

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    CHAPTER 6--DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND 
EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES

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  Sec. 20602.  Notwithstanding section 101, the level for 
``Employee Benefits Security Administration, Salaries and 
Expenses'' shall be $140,834,000, [of which no less than 
$5,000,000 shall be] of which $7,500,000 (together with an 
additional $7,000,000 which shall be transferred by the Pension 
Benefit Guaranty Corporation as an authorized administrative 
cost) shall be available when needed through September 30, 
2008, for the development of an electronic Form 5500 filing 
system (EFAST2).

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  Sec. 20608. (a) Notwithstanding section 101, the level for 
``Veterans Employment and Training, Salaries and Expenses'' 
shall not exceed $193,753,000 which may be derived from the 
Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment 
Trust Fund to carry out the provisions of sections 4100 through 
4113, 4211 through 4215, and 4321 through 4327 of title 38, 
United States Code, and Public Law 103-353, and which shall be 
available for obligation by the States through December 31, 
2007, of which $1,967,000 is for the National Veterans 
Employment and Training Services Institute.

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  Sec. 20625. (a) * * *
  (b) Of the amount provided in subsection (a)--
          (1) [$7,172,994,000] $7,176,431,000 shall become 
        available on July 1, 2007, and shall remain available 
        through September 30, 2008, of which: [(A) 
        $5,451,387,000 shall be for basic grants under section 
        1124 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 
        1965 (ESEA);] (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; (B) $125,000,000 shall 
        be for school improvement grants authorized under 
        section 1003(g) of the ESEA; and [(C) not to exceed 
        $2,352,000 shall be available for section 1608 of the 
        ESEA;] (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; and

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 CHAPTER 10--TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, 
THE JUDICIARY, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

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  Sec. 21033.  Notwithstanding section 101, the level for 
``Department of Housing and Urban Development, Public and 
Indian Housing, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance'' shall be 
$15,920,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which 
$11,727,000,000 shall be available on October 1, 2006, and 
notwithstanding section 109, $4,193,000,000 shall be available 
on October 1, 2007: Provided, That paragraph (1) under such 
heading in Public Law 109-115 (119 Stat. 2440) shall not apply 
to funds appropriated by this division: Provided further, That 
of the amounts available for such heading, $14,436,200,000 
shall be for renewals of expiring section 8 tenant-based annual 
contributions contracts (including renewals of enhanced 
vouchers under any provision of law authorizing such assistance 
under section 8(t) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as 
amended (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.) (``the Act'' herein)): 
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: Provided further, That notwithstanding any 
other provision of law, from amounts provided under the second 
proviso under this section the Secretary shall, for the 
calendar year 2007 funding cycle, provide renewal funding for 
each public housing agency based on voucher management system 
(VMS) leasing and cost data for the most recently completed 
period of 12 consecutive months for which the Secretary 
determines the data is verifiable and complete, prior to 
prorations, and by applying the 2007 Annual Adjustment Factor 
as established by the Secretary, and by making any necessary 
adjustments for the costs associated with the first-time 
renewal of tenant protection or HOPE VI vouchers or vouchers 
that were not in use during the 12-month period in order to be 
available to meet a commitment pursuant to section 8(o)(13) of 
the Act: Provided further, That notwithstanding the previous 
proviso, except for applying the 2007 Annual Adjustment Factor 
and making any other specified adjustments, public housing 
agencies in the following categories shall receive renewal 
funding for calendar year 2007 equal to the amounts, prior to 
prorations, such public housing agencies were eligible to 
receive in calendar year 2006, prorated at the calendar year 
2006 rate: (1) public housing agencies that would receive less 
funding under the previous proviso than they would receive 
under this proviso and that are located in any area declared a 
major disaster under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Act (42 U.S.C. 1521 et seq.) with respect to 
hurricanes that occurred in calendar years 2004 and 2005; (2) 
public housing agencies participating in the Moving to Work 
Demonstration; (3) public housing agencies that, during 
calendar year 2007 but prior to June 1, 2007, are in 
receivership, or the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development has declared to be in breach of an Annual 
Contributions Contract; or (4) public housing agencies that 
overspent their allocation for calendar year 2006 and available 
housing assistance payments balance from calendar year 2005: 
Provided further, That the Secretary shall, to the extent 
necessary to stay within the amount provided under the second 
proviso under this section, pro rate each public housing 
agency's allocation otherwise established pursuant to this 
section: Provided further, That except as provided in the 
following proviso, the entire amount provided under the second 
proviso under this section shall be obligated to the public 
housing agencies based on the allocation and pro rata method 
described above: [Provided further, That public housing 
agencies participating in the Moving to Work demonstration 
shall be funded pursuant to their Moving to Work agreements and 
shall be subject to the same pro rata adjustments under the 
previous proviso:] Provided further, That from amounts provided 
under the second proviso of this section up to $100,000,000 
shall be available only: (1) for adjustments for public housing 
agencies that experienced a significant increase, as determined 
by the Secretary, in renewal costs resulting from unforeseen 
circumstances or from the portability under section 8(r) of the 
Act of tenant-based rental assistance; and (2) for adjustments 
for public housing agencies that could experience a significant 
decrease in voucher funding that could result in the risk of 
loss of voucher units due to the shift to using VMS data based 
on a 12-month period: Provided further, That none of the funds 
provided under the second proviso of this section may be used 
to support a total number of unit months under lease which 
exceeds a public housing agency's authorized level of units 
under contract.

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  Sec. 21041A. The provisions under the heading ``Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, Office of Federal Housing 
Enterprise Oversight, Salaries and Expenses'' in title III of 
division A of Public Law 109-115 shall be applied to funds 
appropriated by this division by substituting ``$67,568,000'' 
for ``$60,000,000''.

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                    SECTION 1005 PUBLIC LAW 109-364

SEC. 1005. UNITED STATES CONTRIBUTION TO NATO COMMON-FUNDED BUDGETS IN 
                    FISCAL YEAR 2007.

  (a) * * *

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  (c) Authorized Amounts.--Amounts authorized to be 
appropriated by titles II and III of this Act are available for 
contributions for the common-funded budgets of NATO as follows:
          (1) * * *
          (2) Of the amount provided in section 301(1), 
        [$310,277,000] $376,446,000 for the Military Budget.

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TITLE 10, UNITED STATES CODE

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Subtitle A--General Military Law

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PART II--PERSONNEL

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CHAPTER 75--DECEASED PERSONNEL

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SUBCHAPTER II--DEATH BENEFITS

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Sec. 1477. Death gratuity: eligible survivors

  (a) [A death gratuity] Subject to subsection (d), a death 
gratuity payable upon the death of a person covered by section 
1475 or 1476 of this title shall be paid to or for the living 
survivor highest on the following list:
          (1) * * *

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  (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).
  [(d) If an eligible survivor dies before he] (e) If a person 
entitled to all or a portion of a death gratuity under 
subsection (a) or (d) dies before the person receives the death 
gratuity, it shall be paid to the living survivor next in the 
order prescribed by subsection (a).

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PART IV--SERVICE, SUPPLY, AND PROCUREMENT

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CHAPTER 137--PROCUREMENT GENERALLY

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Sec. 2304. Contracts: competition requirements

  (a) * * *

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  (l)(1) In the case of a procurement permitted by subsection 
(c), the head of an agency shall make publicly available, 
within 14 days after the award of the contract, the documents 
containing the justification and approval required by 
subsection (f)(1) with respect to the procurement.
  (2) The documents shall be made available on the website of 
the agency and through the Federal Procurement Data System.
  (3) This subsection does not require the public availability 
of information that is exempt from public disclosure under 
section 552(b) of title 5, United States Code.

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SECTION 550 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 
                                  2007

  Sec. 550. (a) No later than six months after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall 
issue interim final regulations establishing risk-based 
performance standards for security of chemical facilities and 
requiring vulnerability assessments and the development and 
implementation of site security plans for chemical facilities: 
Provided, That such regulations shall apply to chemical 
facilities that, in the discretion of the Secretary, present 
high levels of security risk: Provided further, That such 
regulations shall permit each such facility, in developing and 
implementing site security plans, to select layered security 
measures that, in combination, appropriately address the 
vulnerability assessment and the risk-based performance 
standards for security for the facility: Provided further, That 
[the Secretary may not disapprove a site security plan 
submitted under this section based on the presence or absence 
of a particular security measure, but] the Secretary may 
disapprove a site security plan if the plan fails to satisfy 
the risk-based performance standards established by this 
section: Provided further, That the Secretary may approve 
alternative security programs established by private sector 
entities, Federal, State, or local authorities, or other 
applicable laws if the Secretary determines that the 
requirements of such programs meet the requirements of this 
section and the interim regulations: Provided further, That the 
Secretary shall review and approve each vulnerability 
assessment and site security plan required under this section: 
Provided further, That the Secretary shall not apply 
regulations issued pursuant to this section to facilities 
regulated pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act 
of 2002, Public Law 107-295, as amended; Public Water Systems, 
as defined by section 1401 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 
Public Law 93-523, as amended; Treatment Works as defined in 
section 212 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, Public 
Law 92-500, as amended; any facility owned or operated by the 
Department of Defense or the Department of Energy, or any 
facility subject to regulation by the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission.

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  (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law and subsection 
(b), information developed under this section, including 
vulnerability assessments, site security plans, and other 
security related information, records, and documents shall be 
given protections from public disclosure [consistent with 
similar] identical to the protections given information 
developed by chemical facilities subject to regulation under 
section 70103 of title 46, United States Code: Provided, That 
this subsection does not prohibit the sharing of such 
information, as the Secretary deems appropriate, with State and 
local government officials possessing the necessary security 
clearances, including law enforcement officials and first 
responders, for the purpose of carrying out this section, 
provided that such information may not be disclosed pursuant to 
any State or local law: Provided further, That in any 
proceeding to enforce this section, vulnerability assessments[, 
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 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).
  (d) Any person who violates an order issued under this 
section shall be liable for a civil penalty under section 
70119(a) of title 46, United States Code[: Provided, That 
nothing in this section confers upon any person except the 
Secretary a right of action against an owner or operator of a 
chemical facility to enforce any provision of this section].

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   SECTION 3001 OF THE EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR 
    DEFENSE AND FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, 2004

SEC. 3001. SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION.

  (a) * * *

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  (o) Termination.--(1)(A) * * *
  (B) For purposes of calculating the termination of the Office 
of the Inspector General under this subsection, any United 
States funds appropriated or otherwise made available for 
[fiscal year 2006] fiscal years 2006, 2007, or 2008 for the 
reconstruction of Iraq, irrespective of the designation of such 
funds, shall be deemed to be amounts appropriated or otherwise 
made available to the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund.

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          SECTION 2 OF THE COMMUNITY DISASTER LOAN ACT OF 2005

SEC. 2. DISASTER LOANS.

  (a) Essential Services.--Of the amounts provided in Public 
Law 109-62 for ``Disaster Relief'', up to $750,000,000 may be 
transferred to the Disaster Assistance Direct Loan Program for 
the cost of direct loans as authorized under section 417 of the 
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
(42 U.S.C. 5184) to be used to assist local governments in 
providing essential services: Provided, That such transfer may 
be made to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount 
of direct loans not to exceed $1,000,000,000 under section 417 
of the Stafford Act: Provided further, That notwithstanding 
section 417(b) of the Stafford Act, the amount of any such loan 
issued pursuant to this section may exceed $5,000,000: 
[Provided further, That notwithstanding section 417(c)(1) of 
the Stafford Act, such loans may not be canceled:] Provided 
further, That the cost of modifying such loans shall be as 
defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
(2 U.S.C. 661a).

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 EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR DEFENSE, THE GLOBAL WAR 
ON TERROR, AND HURRICANE RECOVERY, 2006

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                                TITLE II

FURTHER HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY

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                               CHAPTER 4

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

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            DISASTER ASSISTANCE DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM ACCOUNT

  For an additional amount for ``Disaster Assistance Direct 
Loan Program Account'' for the cost of direct loans as 
authorized under section 417 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5184), 
$279,800,000, to be used to assist local governments affected 
by Hurricane Katrina and other hurricanes of the 2005 season in 
providing essential services, of which $1,000,000 is for 
administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan program: 
Provided, That such funds may be made to subsidize gross 
obligations for the principal amount of direct loans not to 
exceed $371,733,000: Provided further, That notwithstanding 
section 417(b) of such Act, the amount of any such loan issued 
pursuant to this section may exceed $5,000,000, and may be 
equal to not more than 50 percent of the annual operating 
budget of the local government in any case in which that local 
government has suffered a loss of 25 percent or more in tax 
revenues due to Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita: [Provided 
further, That notwithstanding section 417(c)(1) of such Act, 
such loans may not be canceled:] Provided further, That the 
cost of modifying such loans shall be as defined in section 502 
of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 661a): 
Provided further, That the amounts provided under this heading 
are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), the concurrent 
resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

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                    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

  Sec. 2401. The Federal Emergency Management Agency may 
provide funds to a State or local government or, as necessary, 
assume an existing agreement from such unit of government, to 
pay for utility costs resulting from the provision of temporary 
housing units to evacuees from Hurricane Katrina and other 
hurricanes of the 2005 season if the State or local government 
has previously arranged to pay for such utilities on behalf of 
the evacuees for the term of any leases, not to exceed [12] 24 
months, contracted by or prior to February 7, 2006: Provided, 
That the Federal share of the costs eligible to be paid shall 
be 100 percent.

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 DEPARTEMENT OF DEFENSE, EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT TO 
 ADDRESS HURRICANES IN THE GULF OF MEXICO AND PANDEMIC INFLUENZA, 2006

                          (Public Law 109-148)

DIVISION B

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               TITLE IV--HURRICANE EDUCATION RECOVERY ACT

Subtitle A--Elementary and Secondary Education Hurricane Relief

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SEC. 105. REGULATORY AND FINANCIAL RELIEF.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Duration.--A waiver under this section shall be for the 
fiscal year 2006 and, at the discretion of the Secretary, for 
fiscal year 2007. 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.

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            SECTION 102 OF THE HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT OF 2002

SEC. 102. REPLACEMENT OF PUNCH CARD OR LEVER VOTING MACHINES.

  (a) Establishment of Program.--
          (1) * * *

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          (3) Deadline.--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) Waiver.--If a State certifies to the 
                Administrator not later than January 1, 2004, 
                that the State will not meet the deadline 
                described in subparagraph (A) for good cause 
                and includes in the certification the reasons 
                for the failure to meet such deadline, the 
                State shall ensure that all of the punch card 
                voting systems or lever voting systems in the 
                qualifying precincts within that State will be 
                replaced in time for the first election for 
                Federal office held after [January 1, 2006] 
                January 1, 2008.

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 SECTION 534 OF THE FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED 
                   PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2006

                          SPECIAL AUTHORITIES

  Sec. 534. (a) * * *

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  (k) Middle East Foundation.--Of the funds appropriated by 
this Act under the heading ``Economic Support Fund'' that are 
available for the Middle East Partnership Initiative, up to 
$35,000,000 may be made available, including as an endowment, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law and following 
consultations with the Committees on Appropriations, to 
establish and operate a Middle East Foundation, or any other 
similar entity, whose purpose is to support democracy, 
governance, human rights, and the rule of law in the Middle 
East region: Provided, That such funds may be made available to 
the Foundation only to the extent that the Foundation has 
commitments from sources other than the United States 
Government to at least match the funds provided under the 
authority of this subsection: Provided further, That provisions 
contained in section 201 of the Support for East European 
Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989 (excluding the authorizations of 
appropriations provided in subsection (b) of that section 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) shall be deemed to apply to any such 
foundation or similar entity referred to under this subsection, 
and to funds made available to such entity, in order to enable 
it to provide assistance for purposes of this section: Provided 
further, That prior to the initial obligation of funds for any 
such foundation or similar entity pursuant to the authorities 
of this subsection, other than for administrative support, the 
Secretary of State shall take steps to ensure, on an ongoing 
basis, that any such funds made available pursuant to such 
authorities are not provided to or through any individual or 
group that the management of the foundation or similar entity 
knows or has reason to believe, advocates, plans, sponsors, or 
otherwise engages in terrorist activities: Provided further, 
That section 530 of this Act shall apply to any such foundation 
or similar entity established pursuant to this subsection: 
Provided further, That the authority of the Foundation, or any 
similar entity, to provide assistance shall cease to be 
effective on September 30, 2010.

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  SECTION 232 OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND HOUSING AND 
  URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2001

                 SECTION 8 PHA PROJECT-BASED ASSISTANCE

  Sec. 232. (a) * * *
  [(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) of 
the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(13)) 
as in effect before such enactment, such assistance may be 
extended or renewed notwithstanding the requirements under 
subparagraphs (C), (D), and (E) of such section 8(o)(13), as 
amended by subsection (a).]
  (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.

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SECTION 303 OF THE FEDERAL PROPERTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ACT OF 
                                  1949

SEC. 303. COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS.

  (a) * * *

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  (j)(1) In the case of a procurement permitted by subsection 
(c), the head of an executive agency shall make publicly 
available, within 14 days after the award of the contract, the 
documents containing the justification and approval required by 
subsection (f)(1) with respect to the procurement.
  (2) The documents shall be made available on the website of 
the agency and through the Federal Procurement Data System.
  (3) This subsection does not require the public availability 
of information that is exempt from public disclosure under 
section 552(b) of title 5, United States Code.
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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT

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TITLE II--FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS, AND DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS

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                            SELF-EMPLOYMENT

Sec. 211. For the purposes of this title--

                   Net Earnings From Self-Employment

  (a) The term ``net earnings from self-employment'' means the 
gross income, as computed under subtitle A of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986, derived by an individual from any trade 
or business carried on by such individual, less the deductions 
allowed under such subtitle which are attributable to such 
trade or business, plus his distributive share (whether or not 
distributed) of the ordinary net income or loss, as computed 
under section 702(a)(8) of such Code, from any trade or 
business carried on by a partnership of which he is a member; 
except that in computing such gross income and deductions and 
such distributive share of partnership ordinary net income or 
loss--
          (1) * * *

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          (14) There shall be excluded income excluded from 
        taxation under section 7873 of the Internal Revenue 
        Code of 1986 (relating to income derived by Indians 
        from exercise of fishing rights); [and]
          (15) The deduction under section 162(l) (relating to 
        health insurance costs of self-employed individuals) 
        shall not be allowed[.]; and
          (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.

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TITLE XXI--STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

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SEC. 2104. ALLOTMENTS.

  (a) * * *

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  (h) Special Rules to Address Fiscal Year 2007 Shortfalls.--
          (1) Redistribution of unused fiscal year 2004 
        allotments.--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) Shortfall state described.--For purposes 
                of this paragraph, a shortfall State described 
                in this subparagraph is a State with a State 
                child health plan approved under this title for 
                which the Secretary estimates, [subject to 
                paragraph (4)(B) and] on a monthly basis using 
                the most recent data available to the Secretary 
                as of such month, that the projected 
                expenditures under such plan for such State for 
                fiscal year 2007 will exceed the sum of--
                          (i) * * *

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          (2) Funding [remainder of reduction] part of 
        shortfall for fiscal year 2007 through redistribution 
        of certain unused fiscal year 2005 allotments.--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) Shortfall state described.--For purposes 
                of this paragraph, a shortfall State described 
                in this subparagraph is a State with a State 
                child health plan approved under this title for 
                which the Secretary estimates, [subject to 
                paragraph (4)(B) and] on a monthly basis using 
                the most recent data available to the Secretary 
                as of March 31, 2007, that the projected 
                expenditures under such plan for such State for 
                fiscal year 2007 will exceed the sum of--
                          (i) * * *

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          [(4) Special rules.--
                  [(A) Expenditures limited to coverage for 
                populations eligible on october 1, 2006.--A 
                State shall use amounts redistributed under 
                this subsection only for expenditures for 
                providing child health assistance or other 
                health benefits coverage for populations 
                eligible for such assistance or benefits under 
                the State child health plan (including under a 
                waiver of such plan) on October 1, 2006.
                  [(B) Regular fmap for expenditures for 
                coverage of nonchild populations.--To the 
                extent a State uses amounts redistributed under 
                this subsection for expenditures for providing 
                child health assistance or other health 
                benefits coverage to an individual who is not a 
                child or a pregnant woman, the Federal medical 
                assistance percentage (as defined in the first 
                sentence of section 1905(b)) applicable to the 
                State for the fiscal year shall apply to such 
                expenditures for purposes of making payments to 
                the State under subsection (a) of section 2105 
                from such amounts.]
          (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).
          (5) Retrospective adjustment.--
                  (A) In general.--The Secretary may adjust the 
                estimates and determinations made under 
                paragraphs (1), (2), [and (3)] (3), and (4) as 
                necessary on the basis of the amounts reported 
                by States not later than November 30, 2007, on 
                CMS Form 64 or CMS Form 21, as the case may be 
                and as approved by the Secretary, but in no 
                case may the applicable amount described in 
                paragraph (3)(C)(ii) exceed the amount 
                determined by the Secretary on the basis of the 
                most recent data available to the Secretary as 
                of March 31, 2007.

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          (6) 1-year availability; no further redistribution.--
        Notwithstanding subsections (e) and (f), amounts 
        redistributed to a State pursuant to this subsection 
        for fiscal year 2007 shall only remain available for 
        expenditure by the State through September 30, 2007, 
        and any amounts of such redistributions that remain 
        unexpended as of such date, shall not be subject to 
        redistribution under subsection (f). Nothing in the 
        preceding sentence shall be construed as limiting the 
        ability of the Secretary to adjust the determinations 
        made under paragraphs (1), (2), [and (3)] (3), and (4) 
        in accordance with paragraph (5).

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           SECTION 6 OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT OF 1938

                             minimum wages

  Sec. 6. (a) Every employer shall pay to each of his employees 
who in any workweek is engaged in commerce or in the production 
of goods for commerce, or is employed in an enterprise engaged 
in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, wages 
at the following rates:
          [(1) except as otherwise provided in this section, 
        not less than $4.25 an hour during the period ending on 
        September 30, 1996, not less than $4.75 an hour during 
        the year beginning on October 1, 1996, and not less 
        than $5.15 an hour beginning September 1, 1997;]
          (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;

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          [(3) if such employee is employed in American Samoa, 
        in lieu of the rate or rates provided by this 
        subsection or subsection (b), not less than the 
        applicable rate established by the Secretary of Labor 
        in accordance with recommendations of a special 
        industry committee or committees which he shall appoint 
        pursuant to sections 5 and 8. The minimum wage rate 
        thus established shall not exceed the rate prescribed 
        in paragraph (1) of this subsection;]
          [(4)] (3) if such employee is employed as a seaman on 
        an American vessel, not less than the rate which will 
        provide to the employee, for the period covered by the 
        wage payment, wages equal to compensation at the hourly 
        rate prescribed by paragraph (1) of this subsection for 
        all hours during such period when he was actually on 
        duty (including periods aboard ship when the employee 
        was on watch or was, at the direction of a superior 
        officer, performing work or standing by, but not 
        including off-duty periods which are provided pursuant 
        to the employment agreement); or
          [(5)] (4) if such employee is employed in 
        agriculture, not less than the minimum wage rate in 
        effect under paragraph (1) after December 31, 1977.

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INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986

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Subtitle A--Income Taxes

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CHAPTER 1--NORMAL TAXES AND SURTAXES

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Subchapter A--Determination of Tax Liability

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PART I--TAX ON INDIVIDUALS

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SEC. 1. TAX IMPOSED.

  (a) * * *

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  (h) Maximum Capital Gains Rate.--
          (1) * * *

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          (12) Certain individuals not eligible for lowest 
        rate.--
                  (A) In general.--In the case of an individual 
                described in subparagraph (B)--
                          (i) the amount determined under 
                        paragraph (1)(A)(ii)(II) shall not be 
                        less than the amount of taxable income 
                        which would (without regard to this 
                        subsection) be taxed at a rate below 15 
                        percent,
                          (ii) the sum of the amounts 
                        determined under subparagraphs (B) and 
                        (C) of paragraph (1) shall be an amount 
                        equal to the rate of tax specified in 
                        paragraph (1)(C) multiplied by so much 
                        of the adjusted net capital gain (or, 
                        if less, taxable income) as exceeds the 
                        excess (if any) of--
                                  (I) the amount of taxable 
                                income which would (without 
                                regard to this subsection) be 
                                taxed at a rate below 15 
                                percent, over
                                  (II) the taxable income 
                                reduced by the adjusted net 
                                capital gain, and
                          (iii) no amount of qualified 5-year 
                        gain shall be taken into account under 
                        subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) (as 
                        in effect after the application of 
                        section 303 of the Jobs and Growth Tax 
                        Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003).
                  (B) Individuals to whom paragraph applies.--
                          (i) In general.--For purposes of this 
                        paragraph, an individual is described 
                        in this subparagraph if--
                                  (I) such individual meets the 
                                age requirements of section 
                                152(c)(3) (determined without 
                                regard to subparagraph (B) 
                                thereof), and
                                  (II) such individual's earned 
                                income (as defined in section 
                                911(d)(2)) for the taxable year 
                                does not exceed one-half of 
                                such individual's support 
                                (within the meaning of section 
                                152) for such taxable year.
                          (ii) Special rules for joint 
                        returns.--In the case of a joint 
                        return--
                                  (I) the taxpayer and the 
                                taxpayer's spouse shall be 
                                treated as a single individual 
                                for purposes of applying 
                                subclause (II) of clause (i), 
                                and
                                  (II) the taxpayer shall be 
                                treated as an individual 
                                described in this subparagraph 
                                only if the taxpayer and the 
                                taxpayer's spouse are described 
                                in clause (i) (determined after 
                                application of subclause (I)).

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PART IV--CREDIT AGAINST TAX

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Subpart D-- Business Related Credits

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SEC. 38. GENERAL BUSINESS CREDIT.

  (a) * * *

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  (c) Limitation Based on Amount of Tax.--
          (1) * * *

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          (4) Special rules for specified credits.--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) Specified credits.--For purposes of this 
                subsection, the term ``specified credits'' 
                means--
                          (i) for taxable years beginning after 
                        December 31, 2004, the credit 
                        determined under section 40, [and]
                          (ii) the credit determined under 
                        section 45 to the extent that such 
                        credit is attributable to electricity 
                        or refined coal produced--
                                  (I) at a facility which is 
                                originally placed in service 
                                after the date of the enactment 
                                of this paragraph, and
                                  (II) during the 4-year period 
                                beginning on the date that such 
                                facility was originally placed 
                                in service,
                          (iii) the credit determined under 
                        section 45B, and
                          (iv) the credit determined under 
                        section 51.

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SEC. 45B. CREDIT FOR PORTION OF EMPLOYER SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES PAID 
                    WITH RESPECT TO EMPLOYEE CASH TIPS.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Excess Employer Social Security Tax.--For purposes of 
this section--
          (1) In general.--The term ``excess employer social 
        security tax'' means any tax paid by an employer under 
        section 3111 with respect to tips received by an 
        employee during any month, to the extent such tips--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) exceed the amount by which the wages 
                (excluding tips) paid by the employer to the 
                employee during such month are less than the 
                total amount which would be payable (with 
                respect to such employment) at the minimum wage 
                rate applicable to such individual under 
                section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act 
                of 1938 (as in effect on January 1, 2007, and 
                determined without regard to section 3(m) of 
                such Act).

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Subpart F--Rules for Computing Work Oppportunity Credit

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SEC. 51. AMOUNT OF CREDIT.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Qualified Wages Defined.--For purposes of this subpart--
          (1) * * *

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          (3) [Only first $6,000 of] Limitation on wages per 
        year taken into account.--The amount of the qualified 
        first-year wages which may be taken into account with 
        respect to any individual shall not exceed $6,000 per 
        year ($12,000 per year in the case of any individual 
        who is a qualified veteran by reason of subsection 
        (d)(3)(A)(ii)).
  (c) Wages Defined.--For purposes of this subpart--
          (1) * * *

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          (4) Termination.--The term ``wages'' shall not 
        include any amount paid or incurred to an individual 
        who begins work for the employer--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) after December 31, [2007] 2008.
  (d) Members of Targeted Groups.--For purposes of this 
subpart--
          (1) In general.--An individual is a member of a 
        targeted group if such individual is--
                  (A) * * *

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                  [(D) a high-risk youth,]
                  (D) a designated community resident,

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          (3) Qualified veteran.--
                  (A) The term ``qualified veteran'' means any 
                veteran who is certified by the designated 
                local [agency as 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.] 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.

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                  (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.

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          [(5) High-risk youth.--
                  [(A) In general.--The term ``high-risk 
                youth'' means any individual who is certified 
                by the designated local agency--
                          [(i) as having attained age 18 but 
                        not age 25 on the hiring date, and
                          [(ii) as having his principal place 
                        of abode within an empowerment zone, 
                        enterprise community, or renewal 
                        community.
                  [(B) Youth must continue to reside in zone or 
                community.--In the case of a high-risk youth, 
                the term ``qualified wages'' shall not include 
                wages paid or incurred for services performed 
                while such youth's principal place of abode is 
                outside an empowerment zone, enterprise 
                community, or renewal community.]
          (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, or renewal 
                        community.
                  (B) Individual must continue to reside in 
                zone or community.--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, or renewal community.
          (6) Vocational rehabilitation referral.--The term 
        ``vocational rehabilitation referral'' means any 
        individual who is certified by the designated local 
        agency as--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) having been referred to the employer upon 
                completion of (or while receiving) 
                rehabilitative services pursuant to--
                          (i) an individualized written plan 
                        for employment under a State plan for 
                        vocational rehabilitation services 
                        approved under the Rehabilitation Act 
                        of 1973, [or]
                          (ii) a program of vocational 
                        rehabilitation carried out under 
                        chapter 31 of title 38, United States 
                        Code[.], or
                          (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.

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PART VI--ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX

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SEC. 55. ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX IMPOSED.

  (a) * * *

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  (f) Certain Individuals Not Eligible for Lowest Rate.--In the 
case of an individual described in section 1(h)(12)(B), no 
amount shall be determined under subsection (b)(3)(B).

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Subchapter B--Computation of Taxable Income

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PART VI--ITEMIZED DEDUCTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATIONS

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SEC. 179. ELECTION TO EXPENSE CERTAIN DEPRECIABLE BUSINESS ASSETS.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Limitations.--
          (1) Dollar limitation.--The aggregate cost which may 
        be taken into account under subsection (a) for any 
        taxable year shall not exceed $25,000 ([$100,000 in the 
        case of taxable years beginning after 2002] $125,000 in 
        the case of taxable years beginning after 2006 and 
        before [2010] 2011).
          (2) Reduction in limitation.--The limitation under 
        paragraph (1) for any taxable year shall be reduced 
        (but not below zero) by the amount by which the cost of 
        section 179 property placed in service during such 
        taxable year exceeds $200,000 ([$400,000 in the case of 
        taxable years beginning after 2002] $500,000 in the 
        case of taxable years beginning after 2006 and before 
        [2010] 2011).

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          (5) Inflation adjustments.--
                  (A) In general.--In the case of any taxable 
                year beginning in a calendar year after [2003] 
                2007 and before [2010] 2011, the [$100,000 and 
                $400,000] $125,000 and $500,000 amounts in 
                paragraphs (1) and (2) shall each be increased 
                by an amount equal to--
                          (i) such dollar amount, multiplied by
                          (ii) the cost-of-living adjustment 
                        determined under section 1(f)(3) for 
                        the calendar year in which the taxable 
                        year begins, by substituting ``calendar 
                        year [2002] 2006'' for ``calendar year 
                        1992'' in subparagraph (B) thereof.

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  (c) Election.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Election irrevocable.--Any election made under 
        this section, and any specification contained in any 
        such election, may not be revoked except with the 
        consent of the Secretary. Any such election or 
        specification with respect to any taxable year 
        beginning after 2002 and before [2010] 2011 may be 
        revoked by the taxpayer with respect to any property, 
        and such revocation, once made, shall be irrevocable.
  (d) Definitions and Special Rules.--
          (1) Section 179 property.--For purposes of this 
        section, the term ``section 179 property'' means 
        property--
                  (A) which is--
                          (i) tangible property (to which 
                        section 168 applies), or
                          (ii) computer software (as defined in 
                        section 197(e)(3)(B)) which is 
                        described in section 197(e)(3)(A)(i), 
                        to which section 167 applies, and which 
                        is placed in service in a taxable year 
                        beginning after 2002 and before [2010] 
                        2011,

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Subchapter K--Partners and Parnerships

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PART III--DEFINITIONS

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SEC. 761. TERMS DEFINED.

  (a) * * *

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  (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.
  [(f)] (g) Cross Reference.--
          For rules in the case of the sale, exchange, liquidation, or 
        reduction of a partner's interest, see sections 704(b) and 
        706(c)(2).

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CHAPTER 2--TAX ON SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME

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SEC. 1402. DEFINITIONS

  (a) Net Earnings from Self-Employment.--The term ``net 
earnings from self-employment'' means the gross income derived 
by an individual from any trade or business carried on by such 
individual, less the deductions allowed by this subtitle which 
are attributable to such trade or business, plus his 
distributive share (whether or not distributed) of income or 
loss described in section 702(a)(8) from any trade or business 
carried on by a partnership of which he is a member; except 
that in computing such gross income and deductions and such 
distributive share of partnership ordinary income or loss--
          (1) * * *

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          (15) in the case of a member of an Indian tribe, the 
        special rules of section 7873 (relating to income 
        derived by Indians from exercise of fishing rights) 
        shall apply[, and];
          (16) the deduction provided by section 199 shall not 
        be allowed[.]; and
          (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.

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Subtitle F--Procedure and Administration

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CHAPTER 65--ABATEMENTS, CREDITS, AND REFUNDS

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Subchapter A--Procedure in General

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SEC. 6404. ABATEMENTS.

  (a) * * *

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  (g) Suspension of Interest and Certain Penalties Where 
Secretary Fails to Contact Taxpayer.--
          (1) Suspension.--
                  (A) In general.--In the case of an individual 
                who files a return of tax imposed by subtitle A 
                for a taxable year on or before the due date 
                for the return (including extensions), if the 
                Secretary does not provide a notice to the 
                taxpayer specifically stating the taxpayer's 
                liability and the basis for the liability 
                before the close of the [18-month period] 22-
                month period beginning on the later of--
                          (i) * * *

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          (3) Suspension period.--For purposes of this 
        subsection, the term ``suspension period'' means the 
        period--
                  (A) beginning on the day after the close of 
                the [18-month period] 22-month period under 
                paragraph (1); and

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 SECTION 401 OF THE TAX INCREASE PREVENTION AND RECONCILIATION ACT OF 
                                  2005

SEC. 401. TIME FOR PAYMENT OF CORPORATE ESTIMATED TAXES.

  Notwithstanding section 6655 of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986--
          (1) in the case of a corporation with assets of not 
        less than $1,000,000,000 (determined as of the end of 
        the preceding taxable year)--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) the amount of any required installment of 
                corporate estimated tax which is otherwise due 
                in July, August, or September of 2012 shall be 
                [106.25 percent] 112.75 percent of such amount,

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SECTION 1403 OF THE FLOYD D. SPENCE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT 
                          FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001

SEC. 1403. REPORTS.

  (a) Final Report.--Not later than [September 30, 2007] June 
30, 2008, the Commission shall submit to Congress a report 
providing the Commission's assessment of the matters specified 
in section 1402. That report shall include recommendations for 
any steps the Commission believes should be taken by the United 
States to better protect systems referred to in section 1402(1) 
from an EMP attack.

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                 MINORITY VIEWS SUBMITTED BY MR. LEWIS

    There is no question that if Chairman Obey was permitted to 
write this bill on his own, it would be a much better product. 
Instead, the House is being asked to consider a spending bill 
that reflects the priorities of Speaker Pelosi and a deeply 
divided Democratic Caucus. It attempts to bridge these widening 
divisions over the War in Iraq by delivering billions of 
dollars in unrelated and unauthorized spending under an 
emergency designation.
    This legislation ought to focus on our troops. It ought to 
focus on providing those in harm's way with the resources they 
need to complete their mission successfully. It ought to 
respect--not micromanage--our combatant commanders in whom we 
place the ultimate responsibility of prosecuting military 
actions.
    Instead, this legislation continues the majority's ``slow 
bleed'' strategy by tying the hands of our Commander-in-Chief 
during a time of war; places military decisions in the hands of 
politicians; and attempts to buy votes for its passage--on the 
left and on the right--by literally promising something to 
everyone.
    If the majority's goal is to end the war or withdraw our 
troops, then that should be addressed in separate legislation. 
The majority cannot have it both ways, pretending on the one 
hand to support our troops while, on the other hand, 
undercutting their ability to complete their mission.
    Men and women of good conscience can disagree about the war 
in Iraq. But on one thing we must all agree--our men and women 
in uniform must continue to receive our unqualified support and 
the resources they need to complete their mission successfully.
    All Members should consider carefully the consequences of 
their actions regarding this legislation. Enactment of this 
measure in its present form will signal to insurgents and 
terrorists that the United States doesn't have the political 
will to continue supporting this fledgling Iraqi democracy.
    Al Qaeda and other enemies of freedom will simply lay in 
wait until our troops are withdrawn. And, with the collapse of 
this fragile democracy, our efforts--and the sacrifices of our 
troops--will have been for nothing.
    The fight in Iraq is also critical to the future of Israel. 
A failure in Iraq will further destabilize the region, posing a 
direct threat to Israel. We must not let that occur to our 
friend and ally.
    There should be no carrot big enough to force Members into 
choosing between their principled support of our troops in the 
field and funding for the many unrelated, parochial items 
sprinkled throughout this bill.
    Republican Members of this committee--and in the House--are 
simply not going to abandon our principles--and troops in the 
field--for the promise of pork back in our districts. To their 
credit, many Democrats continue to express grave reservations 
about this approach--and this legislation.
    Last year, Congress sent to the President a clean 
supplemental spending bill for our troops. This Congress would 
be better served by sending a clean bill, free of extraneous 
spending and unrelated legislative provisions, in order to 
continue funding for our troops who stand in harm's way. 
However, as a result of the extraneous spending included in 
this bill, as well as the unrelated authorizing provisions, it 
will take months to complete work on a final bill that the 
President can sign. In the meantime, our troops will face the 
uncertainty that stems from not understanding whether the 
majority party is committed to providing the resources 
necessary in a timely fashion for them to complete their 
mission successfully.

                         Lewis-Young Amendment

    During full Committee consideration of this measure, Mr. 
Lewis and Mr. Young offered an amendment to strike Sections 
1901-1904 and insert the text of H.R. 511. In addition to 
striking the provisions that tie the President's hands in an 
unprecedented and likely unconstitutional manner, the amendment 
pledged the faithful support of Congress to the members of the 
United States Armed Forces serving in harm's way by 
specifically stating that ``Congress will not cut off or 
restrict funding for units and members of the Armed Forces that 
the Commander-in-Chief has deployed in harm's way in support of 
Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.'' 
Sadly, Committee Democrats voted in lockstep (37-27) to reject 
the Lewis-Young language, replacing it with feel good 
platitudes in lieu of an iron-clad guarantee of financial 
support. Their vote creates the dangerous precedent of tying 
the President's hands during a time of war, and sends an 
ominous message to our men and women in uniform.

                            Young Amendment

    On behalf of those Members of Congress who advocate an 
immediate withdrawal from Iraq, Mr. Young offered an amendment 
that would have funded the immediate withdrawal of our military 
forces from Iraq. The amendment was defeated unanimously (0-
64), drawing the votes of several members who have long 
advocated for this immediate withdrawal. It is unfathomable 
that the majority, on one hand, unanimously rejects the 
immediate withdrawal of troops; proceeds to vote against a 
declaration that Congress will not cut off funding for those 
same troops; and then supports legislation that requires troops 
to begin withdrawing by the arbitrary deadline of March 1, 2008 
at the latest. Members of the majority party are mandating a 
withdrawal from Iraq using a legislative sleight of hand, but 
won't admit to it with a direct vote on the matter.

                         Constitutional Impact

    While the bill proposes egregious micromanagement with 
respect to Iraq, there is an even more disturbing consequence 
with respect to its impact on the U.S. Constitution. The 
delineation of powers between the Executive and the Legislative 
branches is quite clear--and is even reflected in an amendment 
adopted by the Appropriations Committee duringconsideration of 
the bill. Specifically, that amendment identifies the President as 
Commander-in-Chief. Sadly, the majority included text in the bill that 
restricts the manner in which the Commander-in-Chief is permitted to 
deploy the Armed Forces of the United States. If Congress wishes to end 
military operations in Iraq, its only constitutional recourse is to cut 
off funding--a notion the Appropriations Committee unanimously 
rejected.

                          Extraneous Spending

    To make matters worse, this bill proposes more than $22 
billion in emergency spending items that are completely 
unrelated to the troops, veterans' health, and Iraq. The 
majority has gone on a shopping spree, including many items 
designated as emergencies, to entice the support of Members 
while simultaneously making room for additional spending under 
the fiscal year 2008 spending caps.
    What does a $25 million bail out for spinach producers, $60 
million for the salmon fishing industry, or $5 million for 
aquaculture have to do with our troops, veterans' health or 
Iraq, as the short title of the bill suggests.
    The bill includes nearly $1 billion in emergency funding 
for activities related to avian influenza. This is a fiscally 
irresponsible attempt to off-load $1 billion in spending that 
ought to be considered in the regular FY08 appropriations 
process. In FY06, Congress provided $5.6 billion in emergency 
funding for this purpose, and included additional funding in 
the FY07 omnibus appropriations bill. Today, half-way through 
FY07, more than $2.6 billion of that money remains unspent. The 
Department of Health and Human Services requested the funds 
this bill designates as an emergency in the FY08 Labor-HHS 
bill--without an emergency designation.
    The bill also includes $750 million for the State 
Children's Health Insurance Program--a mandatory program under 
the jurisdiction of the Energy and Commerce Committee. If there 
is a shortfall in some states that are unable to live within 
their means, it should be addressed by the committee of 
jurisdiction--not in a supplemental spending bill that purports 
to be for our troops, veterans' health, and Iraq.
    Additionally, the supplemental includes over $7 billion for 
programs under the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security 
Subcommittee, almost $3.5 billion over the President's request. 
While almost two-thirds is for disaster relief, the remaining 
$2.5 billion was added to address so-called FY07 emergencies. 
Many of the majority's funding increases are for worthy and 
important items such as nuclear and explosive detection systems 
and additional aircraft for the northern border. However, they 
should in no way be considered an FY07 emergency. In every 
instance these items could, and should be, addressed in the 
regular FY08 appropriations process. By including them as an 
FY07 emergency, the majority is simply trying to look strong on 
security and buy down requirements to free up funds in FY08 for 
additional spending. As we have demonstrated through our past 
action, while we certainly support Homeland Security spending, 
we support such spending within the confines of the Budget 
Resolution without the emergency designation when no true 
emergency exists.
    The agriculture-related provisions in the supplemental, 
which are far too numerous and costly to mention individually, 
were developed without any opportunity for input from the 
Ranking Minority Member nor from any of the other Republican 
Members of the Agriculture Subcommittee. Some of the more 
egregious examples include $5 million for aquaculture and $25 
million for spinach producers. Clearly, this type of spending 
does not have a place in a wartime emergency supplemental bill.
    Furthermore, this legislation includes authorization 
language to increase the minimum wage. Again, why can't the 
committees of jurisdiction in the House and Senate meet in open 
conference to resolve the differences between these two bills? 
What place has this provision in a wartime supplemental? Quite 
simply, it is included at the behest of the Democrat leadership 
for no other reason than to act as a sweetener, to appeal to 
those who, for varying reasons, believe the Iraq policy 
included in this spending bill is misguided and wrong.
    Lastly, the bill includes an entire title on contracting 
``reform.'' To our knowledge, there is no crisis in 
contracting--nothing that would suggest that this legislation 
is an emergency. Perhaps the reforms are necessary, perhaps 
not. That is a question better addressed by the authorizing 
committees of jurisdiction rather than the Appropriations 
Committee. What is certain is that this issue ought to be 
considered in regular order, not by ``airdropping'' it into 
this supplemental spending bill.

                               Conclusion

    It is clear that Chairman Obey has been asked to carry 
egregious spending and legislative provisions by Speaker Pelosi 
and the majority leadership without regard for the 
constitutional prerogatives of the Commander-in-Chief, without 
regard for the strategic and tactical expertise of our 
combatant commanders in the field, and without regard for the 
morale of our troops who faithfully execute their duly 
authorized mission. It is in the best interest of our troops to 
send a clean bill to the President--a bill that provides the 
financial resources necessary for our troops and for our 
veterans. The President has stated unequivocally that he will 
veto this legislation, a decision that we in the minority 
strongly endorse.

                                                       Jerry Lewis.