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                                                      Calendar No. 520
114th Congress    }                                     {       Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session       }                                     {      114-280

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  FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2017

                                _______
                                

                 June 16, 2016.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Boozman of Arkansas, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                                 REPORT

                         [To accompany S. 3067]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports an original bill 
(S. 3067) making appropriations for financial services and 
general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2017, and for other purposes, reports favorably thereon without 
amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.






Amounts of new budget (obligational) authority for fiscal year 2017

Total of bill as reported to the Senate................. $44,361,260,000
Amount of 2016 appropriations...........................  44,830,934,000
Amount of 2017 budget estimate..........................  46,542,785,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2016 appropriations.................................    -469,674,000
    2017 budget estimate................................  -2,181,525,000















                                CONTENTS

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                                                                   Page
Overview and Summary of the Bill.................................     5
Program, Project, and Activity...................................     5
Reprogramming Guidelines.........................................     5
Relationship With Budget Offices.................................     6
Congressional Budget Justifications..............................     7
Agency Reports...................................................     7
Antideficiency Act Violations....................................     8
Other Matters and Directives.....................................     8
Title I: Department of the Treasury:
    Departmental Offices.........................................    10
    Cybersecurity Enhancement Account............................    14
Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments Programs.........    15
Office of Inspector General......................................    15
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration................    17
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program..    19
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.........................    19
    Treasury Forfeiture Fund.....................................    21
    Bureau of the Fiscal Service.................................    21
    Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.....................    22
    Treasury Franchise Fund......................................    23
    United States Mint...........................................    23
    Community Development Financial Institutions Fund............    24
    Bureau of Engraving and Printing.............................    26
    Internal Revenue Service.....................................    27
        Taxpayer Services........................................    30
        Enforcement..............................................    35
        Operations Support.......................................    39
        Business Systems Modernization...........................    40
        Administrative Provisions--Internal Revenue Service......    41
    Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury........    42
Title II: Executive Office of the President and Funds 
  Appropriated to the President:
    The White House..............................................    44
    Executive Residence at the White House.......................    45
    White House Repair and Restoration...........................    45
    Council of Economic Advisers.................................    45
    National Security Council and Homeland Security Council......    46
    Office of Administration.....................................    46
    Office of Management and Budget..............................    47
    Office of National Drug Control Policy.......................    49
    Federal Drug Control Programs:
        High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program............    50
        Other Federal Drug Control Programs......................    51
    Unanticipated Needs..........................................    52
    Presidential Transition Administrative Support...............    52
    Information Technology Oversight and Reform..................    52
    Special Assistance to the President..........................    54
    Official Residence of the Vice President.....................    54
    Administrative Provisions--Executive Office of the President 
      and Funds Appropriated to the President....................    55
Title III: The Judiciary:
    Supreme Court of the United States...........................    56
        Care of the Building and Grounds.........................    57
    United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.......    57
    United States Court of International Trade...................    58
    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial 
      Services...................................................    58
        Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund...................    59
        Defender Services........................................    59
        Fees of Jurors and Commissioners.........................    60
        Court Security...........................................    60
    Administrative Office of the United States Courts............    61
    Federal Judicial Center......................................    62
    United States Sentencing Commission..........................    62
    Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary.....................    63
Title IV--District of Columbia:
    Federal Payments:
        Federal Funds............................................    64
        Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support.............    64
        Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs 
          in the District of Columbia............................    65
        Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts.......    66
        Federal Payment for Defender Services in District of 
          Columbia Courts........................................    67
        Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender 
          Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia........    67
        Federal Payment to the Public Defender Service for the 
          District of Columbia...................................    68
        Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and 
          Sewer Authority........................................    69
        Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating 
          Council................................................    69
        Federal Payment for Judicial Commissions.................    70
        Federal Payment for School Improvement...................    70
        Federal Payment for the D.C. National Guard..............    71
        Federal Payment for HIV/AIDS Prevention..................    71
        Federal Payment for Federal City Shelter.................    71
    District of Columbia Funds...................................    72
Title V--Independent Agencies:
    Administrative Conference of the United States...............    74
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission.........................    74
    Consumer Product Safety Commission...........................    76
    Election Assistance Commission...............................    77
    Federal Communications Commission............................    78
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: Office of the 
      Inspector General..........................................    82
    Federal Election Commission..................................    82
    Federal Labor Relations Authority............................    82
    Federal Trade Commission.....................................    83
    General Services Administration..............................    84
    Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation........................    91
    Merit Systems Protection Board...............................    91
    Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation..............    92
    National Archives and Records Administration.................    93
    National Credit Union Administration.........................    97
    Office of Government Ethics..................................    98
    Office of Personnel Management...............................    98
    Office of Special Counsel....................................   102
    Postal Regulatory Commission.................................   103
    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board..................   103
    Securities and Exchange Commission...........................   104
    Selective Service System.....................................   105
    Small Business Administration................................   106
    United States Postal Service.................................   114
    United States Tax Court......................................   115
Statement Concerning General Provisions..........................   116
Title VI--General Provisions--This Act...........................   117
Title VII--General Provisions--Governmentwide....................   120
Title VIII--General Provisions--District of Columbia.............   124
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the 
  Senate.........................................................   126
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................   127
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   128
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................   136
Comparative Statement of New Budget Authority....................   137

                    OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY OF THE BILL

    The Financial Services and General Government 
appropriations bill provides funding for the Department of the 
Treasury, including the Internal Revenue Service; the Executive 
Office of the President; the Judiciary; the District of 
Columbia; and more than two dozen independent Federal agencies.
    The Committee recommends $44,361,260,000 in discretionary 
and mandatory appropriations. This represents a decrease of 
$469,674,000 below the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, and a 
decrease of $2,181,525,000 below the budget request. Of the 
total, $22,551,810,000 is provided in discretionary 
appropriations, including $158,829,000 for the Small Business 
Administration Disaster Loans Program Account designated by 
Congress as disaster relief pursuant to Public Law 112-25. This 
discretionary amount is $2,205,525,000 below the budget request 
of $24,757,335,000. Mandatory appropriations less scorekeeping 
adjustments total $21,809,450,000.

                     PROGRAM, PROJECT, AND ACTIVITY

    During fiscal year 2017, for the purposes of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 
99-177), as amended, with respect to appropriations contained 
in the accompanying bill, the terms ``program, project, and 
activity'' [PPA] shall mean any item for which a dollar amount 
is contained in appropriations acts (including joint 
resolutions providing continuing appropriations) or 
accompanying reports of the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations, or accompanying conference reports and joint 
explanatory statements of the committee of conference.

                        REPROGRAMMING GUIDELINES

    The Committee includes a provision (section 608) 
establishing the authority of agencies to reprogram funds and 
the limitation on that authority. The provision specifically 
requires the advance approval of the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations of any proposal to reprogram funds 
that: (1) creates a new program; (2) eliminates a program, 
project, or activity [PPA]; (3) increases funds or personnel 
for any PPA for which funds have been denied or restricted by 
the Congress; (4) proposes to redirect funds that were directed 
in such reports for a specific activity to a different purpose; 
(5) augments an existing PPA in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces an existing PPA by 
$5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; or (7) creates, 
reorganizes, or restructures offices differently than the 
congressional budget justifications or the table at the end of 
the Committee report, whichever is more detailed.
    The Committee retains the requirement that each agency 
submit an operating plan to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations not later than 60 days after enactment of this 
act to establish the baseline for application of reprogramming 
and transfer authorities provided in this act. Specifically, 
each agency should provide a table for each appropriation with 
columns displaying the budget request; adjustments made by 
Congress; adjustments for rescissions, if appropriate; and the 
fiscal year enacted level. The table shall delineate the 
appropriation both by object class and by PPA. The report must 
also identify items of special congressional interest.
    The Committee expects the agencies and bureaus to submit 
reprogramming requests in a timely manner and to provide a 
thorough explanation of the proposed reallocations, including a 
detailed justification of increases and reductions and the 
specific impact the proposed changes will have on the budget 
request for the following fiscal year. Except in emergency 
situations, reprogramming requests should be submitted no later 
than June 30.
    The Committee expects each agency to manage its programs 
and activities within the amounts appropriated by Congress. The 
Committee reminds agencies that reprogramming requests should 
be submitted only in the case of an unforeseeable emergency or 
a situation that could not have been anticipated when 
formulating the budget request for the current fiscal year. 
Further, the Committee notes that when a Department or agency 
submits a reprogramming or transfer request to the Committees 
on Appropriations and does not receive identical responses from 
the House and the Senate, it is the responsibility of the 
Department or agency to reconcile the House and the Senate 
differences before proceeding, and if reconciliation is not 
possible, to consider the request to reprogram funds 
unapproved.

                    RELATIONSHIP WITH BUDGET OFFICES

    Through the years, the Committee has channeled most of its 
inquiries and requests for information and assistance through 
the budget offices of the various departments, agencies, 
offices, and commissions. The Committee has often pointed to 
the natural affinity and relationship between the budget 
offices and the Committee which makes such a relationship 
workable. The Committee reiterates its longstanding position 
that while the Committee reserves the right to call upon any 
office or officer in the departments, agencies, and 
commissions, the primary conjunction between the Committee and 
these entities must be through the budget offices. To help 
ensure the Committee's ability to perform its responsibilities, 
the Committee insists on having direct, unobstructed, and 
timely access to the budget offices and expects to be able to 
receive forthright and complete responses from those offices 
and their employees.
    The Committee expects timely agency compliance with 
mandated reporting requirements. The Committee directs all 
agencies from which reports are required to allow sufficient 
time to secure any necessary internal and external clearances 
of reports in order to satisfy congressional deadlines. The 
Committee strongly urges agencies to alert the Committee as far 
as possible in advance of any expected slippage in meeting a 
report delivery due date.

                  CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS

    Budget justifications are prepared not for the use of the 
agency, but instead are the primary tool used by the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations to evaluate the resource 
requirements and fiscal needs of agencies. The Committee is 
aware that the format and presentation of budget materials is 
largely left to the agency within presentation objectives set 
forth by OMB. However, the Committee expects agencies to 
consult with the Committees on Appropriations in advance 
regarding any plans to modify the format of agency budget 
documents to ensure that the data needed to make appropriate 
and meaningful funding decisions is provided.
    The Committee directs that justifications submitted with 
the fiscal year 2018 budget requests by agencies funded under 
this act must contain the customary level of detailed data and 
explanatory statements to support the appropriations requests 
at the level of detail contained in the funding table included 
at the end of the report. Among other items, agencies shall 
provide a detailed discussion of proposed new initiatives, 
proposed changes in the agency's financial plan from prior year 
enactment, and detailed data on all programs and comprehensive 
information on any office or agency restructurings. At a 
minimum, each agency must also provide adequate justification 
for funding and staffing changes for each individual office. 
Explanatory materials should compare programs, projects, and 
activities that are proposed for fiscal year 2018 to the fiscal 
year 2017 enacted level.
    The Committee includes a general provision requiring that 
agencies provide, as a component incorporated within their 
fiscal year 2018 budget justification materials submitted to 
the Committee, a separate table briefly describing the top 
management challenges for fiscal year 2017 as identified by the 
agency inspector general, along with an explanation of how the 
fiscal year 2018 budget request addresses each such management 
challenge.
    The Committee is aware that the analytical materials 
required for review by the Committee are unique to each agency 
in this act. Therefore, the Committee expects that each agency 
will coordinate with the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations in advance on its planned presentation for its 
budget justification materials in support of the fiscal year 
2018 budget request.

                             AGENCY REPORTS

    As a measure to reduce costs and conserve paper, the 
Committee reminds agencies funded by this act that currently 
provide separate copies of periodic reports (such as 
Performance and Accountability Reports) and correspondence to 
the chairs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees 
and Subcommittees on Financial Services and General Government, 
and also to the ranking members of the committees and 
subcommittees, to use a single cover letter jointly addressed 
to the chairs and ranking members of the Committee and 
subcommittee of both the House and the Senate. To the greatest 
extent feasible, agencies should include in the cover letter a 
reference or hyperlink to facilitate electronic access to the 
report and provide the documents by electronic mail delivery. 
Consolidating addressees and remitting a copy of the letter and 
attachments to each recipient should expedite agency 
processing. This should also help ensure that consistent 
information is conveyed concurrently to the majority and 
minority committee offices of both chambers of Congress.

                     ANTIDEFICIENCY ACT VIOLATIONS

    The Antideficiency Act is a cornerstone of Federal fiscal 
law. It forbids agencies from exceeding an appropriation, 
apportionment, or allotment; from obligating funds before 
Congress has appropriated them; and from accepting voluntary 
services or employing personal services exceeding that 
authorized by law. These prohibitions ensure that agencies 
operate within amounts that Congress has appropriated and, 
therefore, that agency activities are carried out in accordance 
with the will of the people as expressed through Congress.
    The Antideficiency Act requires agencies to immediately 
report violations of the act to Congress and to the President 
and to transmit a copy of each report to the Comptroller 
General. These reports must include all relevant facts 
pertaining to the violation and a statement of action taken. 
These reports provide information essential to the Committee as 
it performs oversight and as it considers agency funding 
levels. Therefore, the Committee directs any agency funded by 
this Act to concurrently transmit to the Subcommittee on 
Financial Services and General Government a copy of any 
Antideficiency Act violation report submitted pursuant to 31 
U.S.C. 1351 or 31 U.S.C. 1517(b).

                      OTHER MATTERS AND DIRECTIVES

    Cybersecurity.--Cybersecurity remains one of the most 
significant challenges facing the Nation. Recent events have 
demonstrated that the Federal Government faces an array of 
cyber-based threats to its systems and data and the results 
have proven disastrous to millions of Americans. The Committee 
remains concerned that billions of Federal dollars are spent 
each fiscal year yet there is no guarantee of security for 
Americans. The Committee stresses the importance of the role of 
the Federal CIO in protecting Federal assets and information 
and strengthening the Federal Government's overall 
cybersecurity infrastructure. The Committee is committed to 
conducting oversight of agencies within its jurisdiction to 
ensure that funding is being spent wisely and effectively while 
ensuring that stronger cyber controls are in place. The 
Committee encourages the Administration and agencies to enhance 
their cyber strategies and allocate resources accordingly to 
combat cybercrime and data breaches.
    Contracts and Awards.--Agencies funded by this act should 
require that all contracts within their purview that provide 
award fees link such fees to successful acquisition outcomes, 
specifying the terms of cost, schedule, and performance. 
Agencies funded by this act should not pay awards or incentive 
fees for contractor performance that has been judged to be 
below satisfactory performance or performance that does not 
meet the basic requirements of a contract.
    Advertising Transparency.--The Committee is aware that 
agencies funded through this bill do a variety of different 
types of advertising. The Committee directs the agencies to 
clearly state within the text, audio, or video used for 
advertising or education purposes, including emails or 
advertising/posting on the Internet, that the communications 
are printed, published or produced and disseminated at U.S. 
taxpayer expense.

                                TITLE I

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                          Departmental Offices

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $222,500,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     334,376,000
Committee recommendation................................     347,376,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Secretary of the Treasury has the primary role in 
formulating and managing the domestic and international tax and 
financial policies of the Federal Government. The Secretary's 
responsibilities funded by the Departmental Offices Salaries 
and Expenses appropriation include: recommending and 
implementing U.S. domestic and international economic and tax 
policy; formulating fiscal policy; governing the fiscal 
operations of the Government; executing the Nation's financial 
sanction policies; disrupting and dismantling terrorist 
financial infrastructure; protecting the United States and the 
international financial system from terrorist financing, money 
laundering, and other financial crimes; managing the public 
debt; managing international development policy; representing 
the United States on international monetary, trade, and 
investment issues; overseeing Department of the Treasury 
overseas operations; and directing the administrative 
operations of the Department of the Treasury. The majority of 
the Salaries and Expenses appropriation provides resources for 
policy formulation and implementation in the areas of domestic 
and international finance, terrorist financing and financial 
crimes, tax, economic, trade, financial operations and general 
fiscal policy. This appropriation also provides resources to 
support the Secretary, policy components, and departmental 
administrative policies in financial and personnel management, 
procurement operations, and information systems and 
telecommunications.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $347,376,000 for the Departmental 
Offices account of the Department of the Treasury for fiscal 
year 2017. The funding recommendations are made based on 
information included in the budget justification.
    The Committee recommends $123,000,000 within the 
Departmental Offices account for the Office of Terrorism and 
Financial Intelligence in order to support safeguarding 
financial systems against illicit use and combating rogue 
nations, terrorist facilitators, money launderers, 
proliferators of weapons of mass destruction, and other 
national security threats.
    Student Debt.--The Committee notes that there is nearly 
$1,200,000,000,000 in outstanding student loan debt, of which 
$150,000,000,000 is in private student loans. More than 850,000 
students have defaulted on private student loans worth more 
than $8,100,000,000. The Committee commends the Federal bank 
regulators for efforts to encourage financial institutions to 
work constructively with private student loan borrowers 
experiencing financial difficulties and encourages Treasury to 
work with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office 
of the Comptroller of the Currency, the National Credit Union 
Administration, and the Federal Reserve to offer clear guidance 
that protects taxpayers and is consistent with safety and 
soundness principles recognizing the unique characteristics of 
private student loans compared to other debt and providing 
flexibility to lenders working with borrowers to avoid default.
    Office of Financial Education.--The Committee is concerned 
about the low level of financial literacy and numeracy skills 
among the adult population of the United States, as one in 
seven adults do not have the basic financial literacy skills to 
succeed in all but the most rudimentary financial literacy 
tasks. The Committee encourages the Department to explore the 
degree to which current Federal financial literacy programs 
benefit those individuals with less than basic literacy skills 
and to develop measurable goals and objectives for the 
Financial Literacy and Education Commission that address the 
needs of this population. Finally, the Committee urges the 
Department to explore opportunities to work with rural 
community-based adult and family literacy organizations to 
promote and implement future financial literacy initiatives.
    Wildlife Trafficking.--The Committee notes the recent 
increase of illegal trade in rhinoceros horns, elephant ivory, 
and illegally harvested timber, along with the large sums of 
money that these products command on the black market. There 
are indisputable linkages between these activities and the 
financing of armed insurgencies and groups that threaten the 
stability and development of African countries and pose a 
threat to U.S. security interests. The Committee directs the 
Department to use available resources to pursue and enforce 
money laundering and other related laws as related to wildlife 
trafficking and the illegal ivory trade. The Department shall 
report to the Committee semiannually during fiscal year 2017 on 
such enforcement actions and other steps taken to carry out the 
Implementation Plan of the National Strategy on Wildlife 
Trafficking during this fiscal year.
    Ivory Poaching.--Militias, armed groups, insurgents, and 
even terrorist groups are using profits from illegal ivory 
poaching and trafficking to further violence in Africa and 
elsewhere. Often the sales are to China and involve organized 
crime, shell companies, and arms traffickers. Accordingly, the 
Committee directs the Department of the Treasury to use 
available resources to pursue and enforce money laundering and 
other related laws as related to the illegal ivory trade, 
particularly in Africa. The Department shall report to the 
Committee every 6 months during the fiscal year on such 
enforcement actions taken during the fiscal year.
    Agricultural Exports.--The Committee notes that expanding 
export opportunities for U.S. agricultural producers remain a 
critical opportunity for economic growth. U.S. agricultural 
sales restrictions to Cuba have prevented U.S. producers from 
unlocking their full market potential in Cuba. The Committee 
directs the Department of the Treasury to coordinate with the 
Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture to 
conduct an assessment of the impact that recent policy and 
regulatory changes to ease trade restrictions with Cuba have 
had on the U.S. agricultural industry and the extent to which 
remaining prohibitions on U.S. private financing or credit for 
sales of U.S. agricultural commodities negatively affects small 
U.S. exporters and farmers. The Department should report its 
findings to the Committee no later than 120 days after 
enactment.
    Economic Sanctions and Divestments.--The Committee 
recommendation includes resources for Terrorism and Financial 
Intelligence programs. With these funds, the Department will 
continue to implement and enforce economic and trade sanctions 
consistent with national security and foreign policy goals. 
These sanctions are a key tool for asserting U.S. policy toward 
countries and entities under sanction. The Committee directs 
the Department to fully implement all sanctions and divestment 
measures, particularly those applicable to those supporting WMD 
proliferation, terrorism, transnational organized crime, the 
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Russia, Belarus, North 
Korea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and designated 
rebel groups operating in and around the Democratic Republic of 
Congo. The Committee directs the Department to promptly notify 
the Committee of any resource constraints that adversely impact 
the implementation of any sanctions program.
    Iran Sanctions.--The Committee directs the Treasury 
Department to conduct a full review of all sanction designation 
removals related to Iran during the past 2 years and report to 
the Committee in writing for each such removal whether the 
entity has engaged in any prohibited activities since the 
removal of sanctions. If Treasury determines an entity has 
engaged in any activities for which it should be sanctioned, 
Treasury shall either sanction the entity or provide a written 
justification for why sanctions have not been imposed.
    The Committee is deeply concerned that the number of new 
sanctions designations related to Iran's non-nuclear activities 
has dramatically decreased over the past 2 years. The Committee 
directs the Treasury Department to provide a report to the 
Committee, within 180 days from enactment, on the number of 
non-nuclear related sanctions designations related to Iran 
issued for the each of the past 3 fiscal years. The report 
shall provide an overall number of designations, and the number 
for each sanctions program.
    The Committee is further concerned that investigations of 
entities for possible sanctions violations take considerable 
time and during the investigation period entities may continue 
to carry out sanctionable activities. The Committee directs the 
Department to begin tracking the time between the start of each 
investigation into possible sanctions violations and the 
issuance of sanctions or closure of the investigation. The 
Department shall provide a report to the Committee at the end 
of the fiscal year on the average investigation time, the 
number of investigations carried out, the number of 
investigations concluded, and the number of open 
investigations.
    Management of Capital Investments.--The Committee notes 
that section 123 of the bill requires the Secretary of the 
Treasury to develop an annual Capital Investment Plan, to be 
submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and 
the House of Representatives within 30 days following 
submission of the President's annual budget request. The 
Committee directs the Department to include estimated funding 
needs for the lifetime capital needs for each project, not just 
for the budget year. The Committee also directs the Department 
to include in the Capital Investment Plan meaningful and 
understandable summaries of capital investments by project type 
(e.g., information technology). The Committee directs the 
Office of the Chief Information Officer to ensure that adequate 
resources are devoted both to projects in the capital phase and 
to proper maintenance and modernization of existing systems and 
to ensure that all projects are tracked properly and described 
completely in the annual Capital Investment Plan.
    Cybersecurity.--The Committee supports investments in 
financial cybersecurity research, and strongly urges the 
Department of the Treasury, including the Office of Critical 
Infrastructure Policy, to work with the National Science 
Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security's Science and 
Technology Directorate and its Homeland Security Advanced 
Research Projects Agency, the Intelligence Advanced Research 
Projects Activity, and others to leverage cybersecurity 
research and efforts to protect our Nation where it is most 
vulnerable.
    Mortgage Servicing Assets.--The Committee remains concerned 
that the risk-weighting requirements of and caps imposed under 
Basel III will have the practical impact of forcing small and 
mid-size banks out of the mortgage servicing business with a 
serious impact on those banks as well as their customers. The 
Committee expects to receive the study on the appropriate 
capital requirements for mortgage servicing assets that was 
required in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (Public 
Law 114-113) within the statutorily mandated deadline.
    Custody Banks.--The Financial Stability Oversight Council 
should examine regulatory approaches that may prevent custody 
banks from providing key services. For example, custody banks 
have a unique business model focused on providing services 
critical to the operation of mutual funds, pension funds, 
endowments and other institutional investors, including 
providing demand deposit accounts to hold these clients' cash. 
By necessity, the custody banks place such cash on deposit with 
the Federal Reserve and other central banks, rather than 
investing in loans or other higher yielding assets. Current and 
future regulatory focus on this essentially risk-less activity, 
possibly impeding custody banks' ability to provide traditional 
custody services, could have an adverse impact on financial 
stability by preventing custody banks from being able to accept 
cash deposits from their clients during a crisis, denying those 
clients a safe haven to preserve their capital and potentially 
worsening a run on the banking system.
    Guidelines for Pari-Mutuel Wagering.--The Committee 
appreciates the Department of the Treasury's Proposed Rule 
(REG-132253-11) being published on March 4, 2015, along with an 
associated public hearing being held on June 17, 2015. The 
Committee encourages the Treasury to expedite final 
consideration of the guidance which would modernize the rules 
governing pari-mutuel wagering.

                    CYBERSECURTY ENHANCEMENT ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2016....................................................
Budget estimate, 2017...................................    $109,827,000
Committee recommendation................................      47,743,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Cybersecurity Enhancement Account [CEA] is a new 
dedicated account designed to bolster the Department's 
cybersecurity posture and mitigate cybersecurity threats to the 
U.S. financial infrastructure.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $47,743,000 in Department-wide 
funding for focus on critical improvements to systems in the 
Treasury-wide budget activity identified in the congressional 
justification for this new account, including the Treasury 
Secure Data Network, the Fiscal Service Trusted Internet 
Connections, and the other systems that have been identified as 
High Values Assets. The funding will also support 
identification and protection of information systems; detection 
of threat actors; and response and recovery from cyber 
incidents. A portion of the resources will also support a 
dedicated innovation fund for evolving high impact cyber 
investments throughout the Department.
    Treasury Chief Information Officer Oversight.--
Cybersecurity remains one of the most significant challenges 
facing the Nation. Recent events have demonstrated that the 
Federal Government faces as array of cyber-based threats to its 
systems and data and the results have proven disastrous to 
millions of Americans. The Committee directs the Treasury CIO 
to review and approve each investment under the Cyber Security 
Enhancement Account and report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and the Senate each quarter on the 
progress of each investment. In order to help ensure that the 
Treasury CIO retains control over the execution of these funds, 
the Committee recommendation does not permit transfers of funds 
from the Cybersecurity Enhancement Account and does not adopt 
the language in the request allowing these funds to be 
obligated and expended through allocation accounts available to 
individual offices and bureaus.
    Spend Plans.--To improve oversight of these funds across 
the Department, the Committee directs the CIOs of each office 
and bureau of the Treasury to submit a spend plan for each 
prospective investment under this heading to the Treasury 
Department CIO for review. The Committee directs the Treasury 
CIO to review each investment submitted under the Cyber 
Security Enhancement Account heading to improve oversight of 
these funds across the Department; none of the funds under this 
heading will be available to fund such an investment without 
the approval of the Treasury CIO.
    The Spend Plans should include how the investment will: 
enhance Department-wide coordination of cybersecurity efforts 
and improve the Department's responsiveness to cybersecurity 
threats; provide bureau and agency leadership with greater 
visibility into cybersecurity efforts and further encourage 
information sharing across bureaus; improve identification of 
cyber threats and better protect information systems from 
attack; provide a platform to enhance efficient communication, 
collaboration, and transparency around the common goal of 
improving not only the cybersecurity of the Treasury 
Department, but also the Nation's financial sector. The spend 
plans should also detail the type of cybersecurity enhancement 
the investment represents, and the cost, scope, schedule of the 
investment, and explain how it complements existing cyber 
efforts.

        DEPARTMENT-WIDE SYSTEMS AND CAPITAL INVESTMENTS PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $5,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       5,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The 1997 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 
established this account, which is authorized to be used by or 
on behalf of Treasury bureaus at the Secretary's discretion to 
modernize business processes and increase efficiency through 
technology investments, as well as other activities that 
involve more than one Treasury bureau or Treasury's interface 
with other Government agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for Department-wide 
Systems and Capital Investments Programs [DSCIP] for fiscal 
year 2017.
    The Committee notes that the DSCIP account has been 
utilized to fund a wide variety of multiyear initiatives. Given 
the complexity of these initiatives, the bill includes language 
in section 123 directing the Department of the Treasury to 
submit an annual Capital Investment Plan to the Committees on 
Appropriations within 30 days after the President's budget 
submission.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $35,416,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      37,044,000
Committee recommendation................................      37,044,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    As a result of the 1988 amendments to the Inspector General 
Act, the Secretary of the Treasury established the Office of 
Inspector General [OIG] in 1989.
    The OIG conducts and supervises audits, evaluations, and 
investigations designed to: (1) promote economy, efficiency, 
and effectiveness and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in 
departmental programs and operations; and (2) keep the 
Secretary and Congress fully and currently informed of problems 
and deficiencies in the administration of departmental programs 
and operations. The audit function provides program audit, 
contract audit, and financial statement audit services. 
Contract audits provide professional advice to agency 
contracting officials on accounting and financial matters 
relative to negotiation, award, administration, repricing, and 
settlement of contracts. Program audits review and audit all 
facets of agency operations. Financial statement audits assess 
whether financial statements fairly present the agency's 
financial condition and results of operations, the adequacy of 
accounting controls, and compliance with laws and regulations. 
These audits contribute significantly to improved financial 
management by helping Treasury managers identify improvements 
needed in their accounting and internal control systems. The 
evaluations function reviews program performance and issues 
critical to the mission of the Department. The investigative 
function provides for the detection and investigation of 
improper and illegal activities involving programs, personnel, 
and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $37,044,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of Inspector General. This amount is 
equal to the budget request and $1,628,000 above the fiscal 
year 2016 enacted level.
    The Committee directs the Inspector General to utilize 
funds provided to meet mandated audit requirements such as 
information security in addition to other prioritized work 
including Treasury's responsibilities as they relate to the 
implementation of anti-money laundering programs and the 
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
    The Committee remains concerned about cyber-based threats 
and recent data breaches at Federal agencies. The Committee 
encourages the Inspector General to conduct oversight work on 
the potential vulnerability of Treasury's networks and systems 
including its physical security, continuous monitoring, and 
strong authentication.
    As outlined in the Inspector General's recent audit plan, 
the Committee looks forward to reviewing work on the CDFI 
Fund's overall administration of grants awarded under the core 
program. Specifically, the Committee hopes to learn more about 
whether funds are awarded to eligible recipients in accordance 
with applicable laws and regulations; whether the CDFI Fund has 
established and maintained internal control procedures and 
oversight over grants; and whether there is a process for 
measuring outcomes to ensure program objectives are achieved.
    Treatment of Employees of the Former Financial Management 
Service.--The Committee instructs the Office of Inspector 
General [OIG] to continue monitoring the treatment of the 
employees of the Bureau of the Fiscal Service who were 
employees of the former Financial Management Service before the 
bureau was consolidated. The Committee remains concerned 
regarding employees being threatened or harassed, demoted, or 
pushed out of service through poor treatment by the Treasury 
Department.

           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $167,275,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     169,634,000
Committee recommendation................................     169,634,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration 
[TIGTA] was established by the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act 
of 1998 (Public Law 105-206). TIGTA was created to provide 
independent audit and investigative services necessary to 
improve the quality and credibility of oversight of the 
Internal Revenue Service [IRS] and ensure that the IRS is held 
to a high level of accountability.
    TIGTA conducts audits, investigations, and inspections and 
evaluations to assess the operations and programs of the IRS 
and related entities, the IRS Oversight Board and the Office of 
Chief Counsel to (1) promote the economic, efficient, and 
effective administration of the Nation's tax laws and to detect 
and deter fraud and abuse in IRS programs and operations; and 
(2) recommend actions to resolve fraud and other serious 
problems, abuses, and deficiencies in these programs and 
operations, and keep the Secretary and Congress fully and 
currently informed of these issues and the progress made in 
resolving them.
    The audit function provides program audit, limited contract 
audit, and financial audit services. Program audits review and 
audit all facets of the IRS and related entities in an effort 
to improve IRS systems and operations, while ensuring fair and 
equitable treatment of taxpayers. Contract audits focus on 
invoices/vouchers submitted to the IRS to determine whether 
charges are valid and to identify erroneous and improper 
payments. The investigative function provides for the detection 
and investigation of improper and illegal activities involving 
IRS programs and operations and protects the IRS and related 
entities against external attempts to corrupt or threaten the 
administration of the tax laws.
    During fiscal year 2015, TIGTA recovered, protected, and 
identified monetary benefits totaling $26,500,000,000, 
including $17,400,000,000 in potential increased and protected 
revenue and $9,100,000,000 in potential cost savings. In fiscal 
year 2015, TIGTA received 12,080 complaints, opened 2,726 
investigations, and closed 2,797 investigations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $169,634,000 
for TIGTA. This amount is $2,359,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
enacted level and the same as the budget request. The Committee 
recognizes the expansive workload that TIGTA has assumed as 
well as considerable demands on its resources in order to be 
responsive to Congress. The Committee acknowledges the 
challenges TIGTA faces in adapting its oversight activities to 
address increasingly complex and high-risk issues associated 
with IRS operations, including protecting sensitive taxpayer 
data, detection and investigation of fraud and electronic 
crime, impersonation scams, and review of procurement 
activities. The Committee recognizes that growth in the size 
and workload of the IRS generates concomitant increased work 
for TIGTA.
    Since fiscal year 2011, TIGTA has designated the security 
of taxpayer data as the top concern facing the IRS based on the 
increased number and sophistication of threats to taxpayer 
information and the need for the IRS to better protect taxpayer 
data and improve its enterprise security program. The Committee 
appreciates the work TIGTA has performed on IRS's efforts to 
detect refund fraud by identity thieves and authenticate 
individual taxpayers' identities at the time tax returns are 
filed. In a report issued in November 2015, TIGTA found that 
when the IRS assessed the risk of the Get Transcript 
application, it rated the authentication risk associated with 
Get Transcript as low to both the IRS and taxpayers. As a 
result, the IRS implemented single-factor authentication to 
access the Get Transcript application. TIGTA also reported that 
the IRS did not complete the required authentication risk 
assessment of the Identity Protection Personal Identification 
Number. TIGTA's findings revealed additional attempts to clear 
the Get Transcript verification process and ultimately led to 
the IRS disabling these applications. The Committee remains 
concerned about IRS's implementation of its Future State vision 
and IRS's ability to implement the necessary security controls 
in its rush to make available electronic applications. The 
Committee appreciates TIGTA's work in this area and looks 
forward to reviewing TIGTA's work on evaluating the changes 
being considered for authenticating taxpayer access to their 
account information, particularly as the IRS re-launches Get 
Transcript and other electronic applications; the effectiveness 
of controls to mitigate threats to IRS systems; the security of 
data file transfers to third parties; and the effectiveness of 
controls to address cybersecurity incidents.
    The Committee relies on TIGTA's annual assessment of the 
serious management challenges facing the IRS as it evaluates 
resource needs. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 
provided the IRS with additional funding for customer service. 
The Committee looks forward to reviewing TIGTA's work on 
assessing IRS's process for allocating its customer service 
budget. The Committee appreciates the work TIGTA has completed 
on emerging issues in particular the IRS impersonation scams. 
The Committee understands that TIGTA has declared the scam the 
most pervasive in the history of the agency. The scam has 
affected thousands of victims in every state represented on the 
Committee with reported losses totaling close to $36,500,000. 
The Committee is pleased to hear that TIGTA has made 
significant progress in its investigation of the IRS 
impersonation scam. The Committee urges TIGTA to continue to 
assist the IRS in improving its arsenal of tools to better 
serve innocent taxpayer victims of identity theft and other 
schemes.
    The IRS's use of inappropriate criteria for selecting and 
reviewing applications for tax-exempt status is of continuing 
concern to both Congress and organizations seeking tax-exempt 
status. TIGTA recently reported that the IRS has taken actions 
to eliminate the selection of potential political cases based 
on names and policy positions, expedite processing of I.R.C. 
section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization applications, and 
eliminate unnecessary information requests. As part of its 
review, TIGTA recommended that the IRS take action to improve 
the timing and execution of political campaign intervention 
training for relevant employees. The Committee appreciates 
TIGTA's diligent work on this important matter to ensure that 
applications for tax-exempt status are processed in a fair, 
impartial, and timely manner.
    The Committee appreciates TIGTA's monitoring of the IRS's 
implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act [ACA]. The ACA impacts individual and business taxpayers at 
all income levels, IRS compliance and enforcement programs, 
information reporting requirements, the administration of tax 
penalties, and information technology. The IRS's ability to 
ensure accurate tax returns are filed and information reported 
is correct is dependent on the timely receipt of information 
from exchanges, insurance providers, and employers. TIGTA has 
issued numerous reports related to the IRS's efforts to 
implement the Affordable Care Act tax provisions. The Committee 
looks forward to reviewing TIGTA's work on the effectiveness of 
the IRS's verification of employers' and individuals' 
compliance with minimum essential coverage requirements and 
IRS's efforts to improve the verification of Premium Tax Credit 
claims.

    SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $40,671,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      41,160,000
Committee recommendation................................      41,160,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (Public Law 110-
343) established the Office of the Special Inspector General 
for the Troubled Asset Relief Program [SIGTARP] to perform 
audits and investigations of the Troubled Asset Relief Program 
[TARP].

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $41,160,000 for the SIGTARP for 
fiscal year 2017. The recommendation is $489,000 above the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level and equal to the budget request.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $112,979,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     115,003,000
Committee recommendation................................     114,479,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network [FinCEN], a bureau 
within the Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and 
Financial Intelligence, is the largest overt collector of 
financial intelligence in the United States. FinCEN's mission 
is to safeguard the financial system from the abuses of 
financial crime, including terrorist financing, money 
laundering, and other illicit activity. FinCEN accomplishes its 
mission by administering the Bank Secrecy Act, a collection of 
statutes that form the Nation's antimoney laundering/
counterterrorist financing regulatory regime. As the delegated 
administrator of the Bank Secrecy Act, FinCEN is responsible 
for the development and implementation of regulations, rules, 
and guidance issued under the Bank Secrecy Act. FinCEN also 
oversees the work of eight Federal agencies with delegated 
responsibility to examine various sectors of the financial 
industry for compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act's 
requirements. FinCEN is responsible for collecting, 
maintaining, and disseminating the information reported by 
financial institutions under the Bank Secrecy Act through a 
Governmentwide access service. FinCEN is the United States' 
Financial Intelligence Unit [FIU] and a founding member of the 
Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. As the United 
States' FIU, FinCEN routinely shares information and cooperates 
with other FIUs around the world to address the global problems 
of terrorist financing, money laundering, and other illicit 
activity.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $114,479,000 for the Financial 
Crimes Enforcement Network [FinCEN]. The amount is $1,500,000 
above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level. The Committee's 
recommended funding is intended to sustain increased national 
security response capacity for FinCEN's intelligence analysis 
and reporting efforts to combat terrorist groups.
    The recommended funding will also support several key 
FinCEN budget priorities, including targeting examination and 
enforcement efforts to high priority areas; expanding 
understanding and analysis of illicit networks, institutions, 
jurisdictions, and schemes, with emphasis on national security 
threats and terrorist groups; ensuring the Bank Secrecy Act 
regulatory structure effectively and efficiently targets 
illicit financing risks; managing the efficient collection, 
processing, and retrieval of Bank Secrecy Act data; and 
fostering strong public-private partnerships with the financial 
industry.
    Money Laundering of Cybercrime Proceeds.--The Committee 
recognizes that major data security breaches are becoming more 
common and are often orchestrated by sophisticated 
cybercriminal enterprises that then monetize the data and 
launder it through U.S. financial institutions. The Committee 
notes FinCEN's history of supporting law enforcement cases that 
combat cybercrime, and emphasizes the importance of continuing 
this effort as part of the bureau's broader mission to detect 
and disrupt all forms of financial crime. In addition to 
analyzing financial flows for this important effort in the 
course of ongoing strategic operations, FinCEN shall use this 
data to ensure reporting institutions remain vigilant in 
detecting the laundering of cybercriminal proceeds by issuing 
an advisory to financial institutions on filing suspicious 
activity reports [SARs] regarding specific cybercriminal 
activities. The advisory should provide SAR filers a list of 
trends, typologies, and red flag indicators that may 
potentially signal cybercrime to be included in the narratives 
of relevant SAR filings.

                        Treasury Forfeiture Fund


                              (RESCISSION)

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $657,000,000 of 
unobligated balances in the Treasury Forfeiture Fund, of which 
$328,000,000 are permanently rescinded.

                      Bureau of the Fiscal Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $363,850,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     353,057,000
Committee recommendation................................     353,057,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The mission of the Fiscal Service is to promote the 
financial integrity and operational efficiency of the U.S. 
Government through accounting, borrowing, collections, 
payments, and shared services. The Fiscal Service provides 
central payment services to Federal agencies and operates the 
Federal Government's collections and deposit systems in 
addition to providing Governmentwide accounting and reporting 
services, managing the collection of delinquent debt owed to 
the Federal Government, borrowing on behalf of the Federal 
Government, and providing support services for other Federal 
agencies on a reimbursable basis.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $353,057,000 for the Bureau of the 
Fiscal Service. This amount is equal to the budget request and 
$10,793,000 below the enacted level due to one-time costs in 
fiscal year 2016 to support costs associated with the Digital 
Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 [DATA Act]. The 
fiscal year 2016 DATA Act funds will remain available until 
fiscal year 2018 to support its implementation.
    The Committee supports the Fiscal Service's goal of 
improving governmentwide financial management through 
transparency and accountability. The Committee provides funding 
for activities associated with maintaining consistent, 
reliable, and searchable governmentwide spending data on 
USASpending.gov.
    DATA Act.--The Committee is aware of the Department of the 
Treasury's leadership role in implementing the DATA Act to 
date. The Department is directed to implement the law in a 
manner consistent with both statutory deadlines and the 
timelines indicated in the DATA Act Playbook, including by 
providing timely technical assistance to agencies.
    Consolidation Plan.--The Committee acknowledges that the 
consolidation of the Bureau of the Public Debt and Financial 
Management Service into the new Bureau of the Fiscal Service 
has left some employees with uncertainty over their future, 
creating anxiety and low employee morale. The Committee directs 
the Bureau of the Fiscal Service to release a comprehensive 
consolidation plan, including the job functions that will be 
maintained at each location, within 180 days of enactment.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $106,439,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     106,439,000
Committee recommendation................................     111,439,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau [TTB] is 
charged with collecting revenue and protecting the public and 
is responsible for enforcement of certain Federal laws and 
regulations relating to alcohol and tobacco. TTB works directly 
and in cooperation with others to maintain a sound revenue 
management and collection system that continues to reduce the 
regulatory burden, improve service, collect the revenue due, 
and prevent tax evasion and other criminal conduct. TTB is also 
responsible for preventing consumer deception, ensuring that 
regulated products comply with Federal commodity, safety, and 
distribution requirements, and providing customer service.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $111,439,000 for TTB for fiscal 
year 2017. The Committee recognizes that TTB is tasked to 
enforce alcohol, tobacco, and firearms provisions in the 
Internal Revenue Code [IRC]. Within funds appropriated to the 
Department of the Treasury, the Committee urges the Secretary 
to prioritize alcohol and tobacco criminal enforcement by 
providing sufficient resources to TTB to combat tax evasion and 
enforce existing anti-illicit tobacco laws.
    Labeling Program.--The surge of small brewers and wine 
makers emerging in the domestic market has also meant a rapid 
annual growth in the number of alcohol beverage label 
applications submitted to the TTB. In recent years, 
understaffing and outdated filing and processing procedures in 
the Bureau's labeling program caused significant delays in 
application approvals. These delays ultimately affected the 
ability of the applicants to get their product to the market in 
a timely manner. The Committee encourages the Bureau to make 
strategic investments that will further streamline the approval 
process to keep up with the volume of label applications and 
reduce delays.
    Trade Practice Enforcement.--The Committee has included an 
additional $5,000,000 for TTB to increase education and 
enforcement efforts for industry trade practices. The Committee 
is concerned by the loss of efforts to enforce the basic trade 
practice functions required under the Federal Alcohol 
Administration Act [FAA Act] and has directed additional 
funding to the agency for enforcement of the regulations under 
the FAA Act. These regulations protect the production, 
distribution, and sale of beverage alcohol which maintains an 
orderly and safe marketplace for the American consumer. The 
Committee directs the TTB to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and Senate, within 60 days of 
enactment of this act, on how the additional funding will be 
used to create greater awareness and enforcement in responding 
to the growing demand from stakeholders.
    Wine Label Accuracy.--The Committee is aware that the 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is working to ensure 
that wine labels accurately reflect the use of American 
Viticulture Area terms. The Committee directs the Department to 
publish rulemaking addressing this issue without delay.

                        Treasury Franchise Fund

Appropriations, 2016....................................................
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      $3,000,000
Committee Recommendation................................................

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Treasury Franchise Fund is revolving in nature and 
provides accounting, procurement, travel, human resources, and 
information technology services through its three business 
lines: the Administrative Resource Center [ARC], Fiscal IT, and 
the Shared Services Program [SSP]. Services are provided to 
Federal customers on a reimbursable, fee-for-service basis.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee bill does not include funding for DATA Act 
implementation expenses that can be supported by the fund.

                           United States Mint


               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Mint manufactures coins, sells numismatic 
and investment products, and provides for security and asset 
protection. Public Law 104-52 established the U.S. Mint Public 
Enterprise Fund [the Fund]. The Fund encompasses the previous 
Salaries and Expenses, Coinage Profit Fund, Coinage Metal Fund, 
and the Numismatic Public Enterprise Fund. The Mint submits 
annual audited business-type financial statements to the 
Secretary of the Treasury and to Congress in support of the 
operations of the revolving fund.
    The operations of the Mint are divided into two major 
activities: manufacturing and sales (including circulating 
coinage and numismatic and investment products); and 
protection. The Mint is credited with receipts from its 
circulating coinage operations, equal to the full cost of 
producing and distributing coins that are put into circulation, 
including depreciation of the Mint's plant and equipment on the 
basis of current replacement value. Those receipts pay for the 
costs of the Mint's operations, which include the costs of 
production and distribution.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a spending level of $20,000,000 
for circulating coinage and protective service capital 
investments for the Mint.

           Community Development Financial Institutions Fund


   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $233,523,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     245,923,000
Committee recommendation................................     233,523,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund makes 
investments in the form of grants, loans, equity investments, 
deposits, and technical assistance grants to new and existing 
community development financial institutions [CDFIs] through 
the CDFI program. CDFIs include community development banks, 
credit unions, venture capital funds, revolving loan funds, and 
microloan funds, among others. Recipient institutions engage in 
lending and investment for affordable housing, small business, 
and community development within underserved communities. The 
CDFI Fund administers the Bank Enterprise Award [BEA] Program, 
which provides a financial incentive to insured depository 
institutions to undertake community development financing 
activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $233,523,000 for the CDFI Fund. Of 
the amounts provided, $171,423,000 is for financial and 
technical assistance grants, $15,500,000 is for Native 
Initiatives, $23,000,000 is for the Bank Enterprise Award 
Program, and $23,600,000 is for the administrative expenses for 
all programs.
    The Committee notes the CDFI Fund's ability to leverage 
private sector investment in community development projects 
such as affordable housing, retail development, and community 
centers, as well as lending to small businesses. However, the 
Committee remains concerned about an overall lack of 
transparency into many of the CDFI Fund's programs and nominal 
ability to verify investment impacts. The Committee is also 
concerned by reports that award recipients are infrequently 
held accountable for award usage that differs from its original 
location and purpose, as set forth by the recipient's approved 
application. The Committee strongly believes it is important to 
ensure that CDFIs are delivering investments to the borrowers 
and communities that need it most. It remains difficult to 
determine whether program goals are being achieved. The 
Committee provides $1,000,000 for the development of tools to 
better measure and assess CDFI investment performance, improve 
data quality, and enable more efficient allocation of CDFI Fund 
resources.
    The Committee expects to know how program funding generates 
meaningful community impacts. The Committee recognizes the CDFI 
Fund's recent efforts to establish common definitions around 
key impact measurements and encourages the Fund to continue its 
work in this area as well as on improving the quality and 
consistency of feedback from awardees. The Committee directs 
the Secretary to report to the Appropriations Committees within 
90 days of enactment detailing the Fund's efforts to better 
collect and evaluate performance-related data, to better gauge 
the effectiveness of its efforts in underserved populations, 
including rural and non-metropolitan communities, and to better 
inform future decision-making.
    Core Program.--The Committee recommends $171,423,000 for 
the CDFI Fund to carry out its financial assistance and 
technical assistance programs, including the Healthy Food 
Financing Initiative. The Committee believes that applicants 
for CDFI awards should receive fair and equal consideration, 
consistent with section 102 of the Riegle Community Development 
and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-325), 
including financial and technical assistance for lending and 
investment in small businesses, affordable housing, community 
development, and efforts to increase the availability of 
affordable, healthy foods in underserved communities. The core 
CDFI Program should be the source of awards allocations for 
these purposes. The Committee looks forward to reviewing work 
from the Inspector General on the CDFI Fund's overall 
administration of grants awarded under the core program. 
Specifically, the Committee hopes to learn more about whether 
funds are awarded to eligible recipients in accordance with 
applicable laws and regulations; whether the CDFI Fund has 
established and maintained internal control procedures and 
oversight over grants; and whether there is a process for 
measuring outcomes to ensure program objectives are achieved.
    Bank Enterprise Award Program.--The Committee recommends 
$23,000,000 for the Bank Enterprise Award [BEA] Program to 
increase lending, investment, and service activities within 
economically distressed communities. This program plays an 
important role in providing financial services to underserved 
communities across the country.
    Native Programs.--The Committee recommends $15,500,000 for 
grants, loans, and technical assistance and training programs 
to benefit Native American, Alaskan Natives, and Native 
Hawaiian communities in the coordination of development 
strategies, increased access to equity investments, and loans 
for development activities.
    Non-Metropolitan and Rural Areas.--The Committee directs 
Treasury to take into consideration the unique conditions, 
challenges, and scale of non-metropolitan areas when designing 
programs to address economic revitalization and community 
development and when making CDFI award decisions. The Committee 
notes that the CDFI Fund is required by 12 U.S.C. 4706(b) to 
seek to fund a geographically diverse group of award 
recipients, including those from non-metropolitan and rural 
areas. In addition, the Committee directs funding to be used in 
each program for projects that serve populations living in 
persistent poverty counties in accordance with this act.
    Bond Guarantee Program.--The Committee includes a provision 
enabling the Secretary of the Treasury to guarantee up to 
$500,000,000 in bonds in fiscal year 2017, as authorized by 
section 1134 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Public Law 
111-240). The bond guarantees will not result in a cost to the 
taxpayer. The bonds are intended to support CDFI lending and 
investment activities in underserved communities by providing a 
source of long-term capital, and the funds raised through the 
bonds will be used to capitalize new loans or refinance 
existing loans.

                    Bureau of Engraving and Printing


                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing [BEP] has been the 
sole manufacturer of U.S. paper currency for almost 150 years. 
The origin of the BEP is traced to an act of Congress passed on 
February 25, 1862, 12 Stat. 345, authorizing the Secretary of 
the Treasury to issue a new currency--United States notes. 
While this law was the cornerstone authority for the operations 
of the engraving and printing division of the Treasury for many 
years, it was not until an Act of June 20, 1874, 18 Stat. 100, 
that the Congress first referred to this division as the 
``Bureau of Engraving and Printing.'' The Bureau's status as a 
distinct bureau within the Department of the Treasury was 
solidified by section 1 of the Act of June 4, 1897, 30 Stat. 
18, which placed all of the business of the BEP under the 
immediate control of a director, subject to the direction of 
the Secretary of the Treasury. The 1897 law is now codified in 
31 U.S.C. 303.
    The BEP designs, manufactures, and supplies Federal Reserve 
notes and other security documents issued by the Federal 
Government. The operations of the BEP are currently financed by 
means of a revolving fund established in accordance with the 
provisions of Public Law 656, August 4, 1950 (31 U.S.C. 181), 
which requires the BEP to be reimbursed by customer agencies 
for all costs of manufacturing products and services performed. 
The BEP is also authorized to assess amounts to acquire capital 
equipment and provide for working capital needs. No direct 
appropriation is required to cover the activities of the BEP.
    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing [BEP] prints billions 
of Federal Reserve notes each year at its production facilities 
in Washington, DC and Fort Worth, Texas. The Committee 
recognizes that the age and structural design of the 
Washington, DC facility causes production inefficiencies and 
limits the options available to the BEP in acquiring and 
installing new manufacturing equipment needed to print the next 
generation of currency. The Committee directs the BEP, in 
consultation with the General Services Administration, to 
submit to the Committee, within 180 days of the date of 
enactment of this act, a report on the feasibility of 
constructing a smaller, more efficient and flexible production 
facility in the National Capital Region to replace its current 
DC facility. The report should include an explanation of the 
operational and security benefits of a new production facility 
and the anticipated costs and construction schedule.

                        Internal Revenue Service


                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Internal Revenue Service [IRS] administers the Nation's 
tax laws and collects the revenue that funds more than 92 
percent of the Federal Government's operations and public 
services. The IRS's mission is to provide taxpayers with 
quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax 
responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and 
fairness to all. The IRS focuses its enforcement programs 
toward increasing voluntary tax compliance by deterring 
taxpayers inclined to evade their tax obligations while 
vigorously pursuing those who violate the law. Each year, IRS 
employees deal directly with more American taxpayers than any 
other institution, public or private.
    Unfortunately, the IRS does not seem to have its priorities 
in order. The Committee remains concerned about IRS's Future 
State vision where taxpayers will rely on online services for 
their IRS interactions. According to the National Taxpayer 
Advocate, the vision essentially eliminates IRS-taxpayer 
personal interaction with online and third-party interactions 
except in the context of enforcement actions. What is lost in 
this vision of the future is the interest and relationship with 
actual taxpayers. While some evolution in service delivery can 
be expected, it is the IRS's ability to manage that change 
without adversely impacting taxpayers that is most worrisome. 
This is of particular concern given the recent revelation that 
in the rush to expand online services, the IRS made fundamental 
mistakes in assessing risks to its online systems which 
resulted in over 700,000 taxpayers being exposed to the 
potential of identity theft and refund fraud, many more than 
were first reported by the IRS.
    The IRS continues to ignore the impact of its own behavior 
on the attitudes of taxpayers. When the IRS takes actions that 
represent a serious breach of the trust of the American people, 
it undermines taxpayers' faith in the impartiality of the 
agency. The self-inflicted damage harms the very credibility 
that is essential for our voluntary compliance system to 
function. Americans have lost faith in the institution and it 
is incumbent upon the agency to regain the trust of the 
taxpayers.
    Unfortunately there continues to be evidence of a culture 
that is simply out of touch with taxpayers and their concerns. 
When the IRS singles out certain groups for disparate treatment 
it should not be surprised by the lasting impact such actions 
have on taxpayer attitudes. When the IRS hires employees with 
past performance or conduct issues, it does nothing to maintain 
the public trust in tax administration or build confidence in 
the IRS's ability to safeguard taxpayer's rights and privacy.
    Making employee bonuses a priority does not help the IRS 
regain the trust of taxpayers or raise confidence that the 
agency will enforce tax laws impartially, without regard to an 
individual's exercise of their constitutional rights. As was 
the case in the previous fiscal year, in 2016 one of the IRS's 
first actions after the enactment of their appropriations bill 
was to announce they would pay out $51,000,000 in awards to 
employees.
    Once again, the IRS management seems to have forgotten that 
their most important customers aren't their own employees. They 
are the American people. This is particularly evident with 
respect to taxpayer services. The Committee is concerned about 
the IRS's willingness to cut services to taxpayers in an effort 
to garner support for increased resources. The Committee notes 
that given specific direction and a requirement from Congress 
to the IRS in fiscal year 2016, the IRS has taken steps to 
improve taxpayer services. Unfortunately, without this specific 
direction, the IRS would not have made taxpayer services a 
priority. The Committee provides the IRS with funds through 
four appropriations. While some funds are designated for some 
specific taxpayer assistance programs within those amounts, the 
IRS has significant discretion as to how to apportion its funds 
to meet agency requirements. In addition, in fiscal year 2016 
the IRS had over $1,000,000,000 available in additional 
resources, including over $500,000,000 in user fees to 
supplement its appropriation. The IRS expects to collect 
$400,000,000 in user fees in fiscal year 2017, over half of 
which it plans to use to supplement its operations support 
account.
    Unfortunately, the IRS continues to take actions that 
demonstrate its inability to be transparent about its available 
resources and flexibility. Just recently the IRS announced its 
intent to hire 600 to 700 enforcement officers. In a memo to 
employees the IRS Commissioner stated that the IRS's budget is 
allocated to four specific areas and when funding is available 
in one area the IRS is required to spend it in that area. The 
Commissioner is well aware of the transfer and reprogramming 
authority provided by Congress, yet failed to omit this fact in 
his statement to employees.
    The Committee continues to be concerned with the IRS's role 
in the implementation of ACA. IRS has stated that the tax 
provisions of ACA are a core activity, like all other tax 
administration. However, concerns have been raised about 
potential fraudulent claims related to premium tax credits and 
the security of Federal tax data as the IRS provides data to 
health exchanges. According to the Government Accountability 
Office [GAO], from 2010 to 2015, the IRS has already spent 
$1,600,000,000 on implementation of ACA. More troubling is the 
fact that the IRS is requesting $402,400,000 for ACA, almost 
double the amount ($204,600,000) spent in fiscal year 2016. The 
IRS continues to make ACA a priority by dedicating a large 
share of user fees to support ACA implementation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $11,235,000,000 for the 
Internal Revenue Service for fiscal year 2017, equivalent to 
the fiscal year 2016 enacted level. The Committee continues 
prior language requiring $290,000,000 be used for measurable 
improvements to taxpayer services, cybersecurity, and the 
resolution of identity theft cases.
    Future State Vision.--IRS's future state vision of the tax 
administration system is to promote and improve voluntary 
compliance by delivering better service to more people at a 
lower cost through less IRS-taxpayer personal interaction and 
greater online and third-party interactions. According to the 
Commissioner, ``when it costs between $40 and $60 to interact 
with a taxpayer in person, and less than $1 to interact online, 
we must reexamine how to best provide the best possible 
taxpayer experience, in response to taxpayer expectations and 
demands.'' Security concerns aside the IRS has not demonstrated 
that is has analyzed the consequences of its vision and the 
impact it will have on taxpayers. Additionally, it is unclear 
what research IRS conducted to understand taxpayer needs. 
According to the National Taxpayer Advocate, gradual automation 
actually has resulted in increased demand for person-to-person 
service.
    User Fees.--Numerous user fees are collected by the IRS for 
services provided by the IRS to taxpayers. Specifically, IRS 
charges user fees for various activities that include assisting 
taxpayers in complying with their tax liabilities, clarifying 
the application of the tax code to particular circumstances, 
and ensuring the quality of paid preparers of tax returns, 
among others. Those fees are available for use by the IRS at 
the discretion of the Commissioner. According to the IRS, it 
determines the use of user fees based on agency-wide 
requirements given the total IRS funding availability. In 
fiscal year 2015, transfers of user fees ($454,000,000) 
accounted for 3.8 percent of total available resources 
($11,976,000,000). IRS carried over an unobligated balance of 
$194,000,000 in user fees from fiscal year 2015 available for 
obligation in fiscal year 2016. Despite the flexibility IRS has 
in allocating fees, from fiscal years 2014 to 2015, IRS 
increased transfers to Operations Support by $171,000,000, and 
decreased transfers to Taxpayer Services by $139,000,000. In 
its fiscal year 2017 budget request, IRS estimates user fees of 
$400,000,000 will supplement its fiscal 2017 funding. As 
evidence of its priorities, in fiscal year 2016 the IRS 
anticipates spending more than half of its user fees on ACA 
information technology needs. The Committee directs IRS to 
submit a user fee spending plan within 60 days of enactment 
detailing planned spending on its four appropriations 
accounts--Taxpayer Services, Enforcement, Operations Support, 
and Business Modernization Systems. Specifically, the Committee 
would like to see how programs, investments, and initiatives 
funded through each appropriations account are supported by 
user fees.
    Cybersecurity.--The IRS is responsible for safeguarding a 
vast amount of sensitive financial and personal data, 
processing returns that contain confidential information for 
over 100 million taxpayers. Persistent information security 
weaknesses put the IRS at risk of disruption, fraud, or 
inappropriate disclosure of sensitive information. GAO recently 
reported that IRS had not always effectively implemented access 
and other controls, including elements of its information 
security program, to protect the confidentiality, integrity, 
and availability of its financial systems and information. 
These weaknesses, some of which were recently identified 
increase the risk that taxpayer and other sensitive information 
could be disclosure or modified without authorization. Given 
the recent breaches to taxpayer data, it is clear IRS cannot 
afford to have taxpayer information misused, improperly 
disclosed, or destroyed. Securing IRS's systems and protecting 
taxpayers' information should be a top priority for IRS.
    Employee Performance and Conduct.--The Committee continues 
past language acknowledging that the IRS must ensure that its 
employees comply with the tax law in order to maintain the 
public's confidence. The Committee is deeply concerned about 
employees who fail to file taxes in a timely manner and claim 
tax credits for which they are ineligible. The Committee agrees 
with TIGTA that rehiring employees with known conduct and 
performance issues presents increased risks to the IRS and 
taxpayers. The Committee notes H.R. 3724 was introduced to 
prohibit the IRS from rehiring employees who were previously 
fired for misconduct or job performance-related issues.
    Budget Presentation for Staffing of New Initiatives.--The 
Committee strongly believes that transparency in the budget 
request documents is critical for congressional oversight and 
informed decisionmaking. The Committee directs that the 
justification materials submitted by the IRS to the Committee 
for fiscal year 2018 should accurately reflect the anticipated 
hiring dates for staff identified for proposed new initiatives. 
The Committee expects that resources designated for hiring of 
staff for new initiatives be predicated on the expected hiring 
dates, and not assume that such planned hiring will occur on 
one particular date during the fiscal year. The Office of 
Management and Budget Circular A-11 suggests agencies consider 
delays in recruiting and hiring when budgeting for staff.

                           TAXPAYER SERVICES

Appropriations, 2016....................................  $2,156,554,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................   2,406,318,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,156,554,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Taxpayer Services appropriation provides for taxpayer 
services, including forms and publications; processing tax 
returns and related documents; filing and account services; 
taxpayer advocacy services; and assisting taxpayers to 
understand their tax obligations, correctly file their returns, 
and pay taxes due in a timely manner.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,156,554,000 for Taxpayer 
Services. Bill language is included providing not less than 
$8,000,000 for the tax counseling for the elderly program, not 
less than $12,000,000 for low-income taxpayer clinic [LITC] 
grants, not less than $15,000,000, to be available for 2 years, 
for a community volunteer income tax assistance [VITA] matching 
grant program for tax return preparation assistance and 
$206,000,000 for the Taxpayer Advocate Service of which 
$5,000,000 shall be devoted to assisting taxpayers impacted by 
tax-related identity theft and refund fraud.
    Providing quality taxpayer service is a critical component 
of the IRS's efforts to help the taxpaying public understand 
their tax obligation while making it easier to participate in 
the tax system. The Committee notes that the IRS has 
flexibility in how it allocates user fees as well as transfer 
authority among appropriations accounts. In fiscal year 2015, 
the IRS allocated fewer user fees to Taxpayer Services, 
representing about a 75 percent decline from fiscal year 2014, 
while increasing user fees to its Enforcement and Operations 
Support accounts. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 
provided an additional $290,000,000 to the IRS appropriations 
accounts, of which the IRS spent $178,422,000 to improve the 
customer service representative level of service rate from the 
Taxpayer Services and Operations Support accounts. The 
Committee encourages the IRS to use resources available through 
user fee revenues to augment the direct discretionary 
appropriation for Taxpayer Services to enhance filing and 
account services to taxpayers and resolution of identity theft 
cases.
    Future State Vision.--As part of the IRS's Future State 
vision, taxpayers will have a variety of service options with 
an emphasis on online tools and support, and will be able to 
obtain service when and where they want it. According to the 
Taxpayer Assistance Blueprint, taxpayers generally prefer self-
assisted services, such as those found on the IRS Web site, for 
tasks like getting a form or a publication or getting 
information on their refund. Taxpayers prefer assisted 
services, such as those available by telephone or at IRS's 
Taxpayer Assistance Centers [TACs], for more complex 
interactive tasks like responding to a notice. Overall, several 
factors influence which service channel taxpayers prefer to 
use, including the specific type of service sought, demographic 
characteristics, channel awareness, channel access, taxpayer 
attitudes, and previous behavior. The National Taxpayer 
Advocate recommended that the IRS make its Future State plan 
public and seek comments from taxpayers, practitioners, and 
others. To date, the IRS has not done so. The Committee is 
concerned about IRS's rush to be a digital agency in light of 
the breach to ``Get Transcript'' which resulted in having to 
take the service offline.
    The Committee is troubled by recent TIGTA reporting 
findings that the IRS failed to identify and assist all 
individuals potentially affected by the Get Transcript breach. 
Specifically, TIGTA found that the IRS failed to send over 
620,000 notification letters and place identity theft markers 
on those taxpayer accounts. The IRS also failed to issue IP 
PINs and provide free credit monitoring to over 79,000 
individuals potentially affected by the breach. Although the 
IRS responded that it has since taken action to send 
notification letters and flag taxpayer accounts, the IRS did 
not do so until the conclusion of the 2016 filing season thus 
leaving those accounts at an increased risk of fraud. Further, 
the IRS did not take action to issue IP PINs to the subset of 
potentially affected individuals. The Committee strongly 
encourages the IRS to take the necessary steps in responding to 
all of TIGTA's recommendations, including adapting a consistent 
policy for flagging taxpayer accounts and providing the 
necessary protections particularly in light of the IRS's re-
launch of Get Transcript and other online applications.
    The Committee is pleased that the IRS is engaged with 
Treasury's Digital Service Team in working towards establishing 
a secure re-launch of ``Get Transcript'' and future online 
self-service functionality for taxpayers. However, the 
Committee is troubled that the successful completion rate for 
accessing ``Get Transcript'' and other online service functions 
is expected to be low. Not all taxpayers have mobile phones or 
can pass a financial verification [IRS internal employee 
testing found a 3 in 4 pass rate). The Committee directs the 
IRS to submit a written report, prepared in consultation with 
the National Taxpayer Advocate, to the Senate and House 
Committees on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance, 
and the House Committee on Ways and Means that among other 
things describes the usage of and future plans for online 
taxpayer accounts, including the number and percentage of 
taxpayers who attempted to create an account and were unable to 
do so, describes at which stage the taxpayers failed to meet 
authentication requirements or stopped trying, and includes a 
demographic analysis of the taxpayers who succeeded in and 
failed at creating online accounts, including income, family 
size, and geographic location. For taxpayers who were 
successful in creating an online account, the report should 
also describe the frequency and purpose of use, and the type of 
transaction. This report is due 1 year from the date on which 
the online account is made available for public use. The 
Committee further expects the IRS to keep the Committee 
informed of its reevaluation of the secure access process and 
its access rates over time.
    Telephone Level of Service.--The Committee acknowledges 
that telephonic access to the IRS is important to promoting 
voluntary compliance. IRS has stated that sustained reductions 
in funding have led to a long-term decline in the telephone 
level of service. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 
provided an additional $290,000,000 to the IRS. IRS utilized 
$176,622,000 of this investment in Taxpayer Services to achieve 
a 65 percent LOS during the filing season and 47 percent for 
the full year. The Committee is pleased with the level of 
service reported during the filing season and expects the IRS 
to allocate its fiscal year 2017 appropriated resources in a 
manner that reflects taxpayer services as a top priority.
    Taxpayer Assistance Centers.--IRS Taxpayer Assistance 
Centers have traditionally served as a local resource to 
taxpayers, where they can ask pre-filing questions, obtain 
forms or publications, and resolve post-filing or other account 
issues. Forms have also been available through the Tax Forms 
Outlet Programs [TFOP] at local libraries, post offices, and 
other community sites. TACs play an important role in meeting 
the needs of underserved taxpayers, including rural, elderly, 
minority, disabled and low-income populations However, of the 
over 380 TACs locations operating nationally, 67 TACs are 
currently staffed by only one person, resulting in extremely 
inconsistent service and effective closures of many offices due 
to staff attrition and other issues. In addition, the IRS 
estimates that the number of taxpayers it will assist at its 
TACs will continue to decrease. The IRS assisted 5.6 million 
taxpayers in fiscal year 2015 and plans to assist 4.7 million 
taxpayers in fiscal year 2016, which represents a 16 percent 
decline from fiscal year 2015.
    The Committee is concerned with a growing number TAC 
closures and long wait times. In response, the IRS has said 
that taxpayers can get answers to many of their tax questions, 
tax forms and publications and much more by visiting IRS.gov. 
The shift to Internet-based services is a key element of the 
IRS's ``Future State'' plans, yet a Pew Research Center study 
published in 2015 found the percentage of American adults who 
do not use the Internet is about 16 percent, and the Taxpayer 
Advocate has cited other research showing large percentages of 
Americans who are not comfortable conducting financial 
transactions online. The IRS ``Future State'' vision does not 
offer any clear plan to provide efficient, cost-effective in- 
person or telephone service to taxpayers with pre-filing and 
post-filing questions.
    Additionally, the IRS also made abrupt and significant 
changes to the TFOP, and the forms and instructions available 
in participating libraries, post offices and some congressional 
offices. Citing the need for further cost savings, the IRS 
reduced by more than half the number of forms and instructions 
sent through the TFOP program and with little notice prior to 
tax season. For underserved taxpayers including rural, elderly, 
minority, disabled and low-income populations these programs 
and services are often their only options to receive assistance 
or guidance from the IRS. The IRS, like all Federal agencies, 
face difficult decisions while operating in an austere fiscal 
environment. However, the IRS's decision to reduce taxpayer 
services has disproportionally impacted underserved taxpayers 
making it difficult to for them to efficiently and accurately 
pay their annual taxes. The Committee agrees with the National 
Taxpayer Advocate and encourages the IRS to serve walk-in 
taxpayers in addition to taxpayers with advance appointments 
and utilize compliance personnel within commuting distance 
(including revenue agents and revenue officers) to handle 
overflow taxpayer demand, particularly during the filing 
season; accept tax payments from taxpayers without appointments 
and date-stamp returns for walk-in taxpayers who so request 
(e.g., a date-stamp may be needed to get a lien release or 
otherwise to show proof of filing by a particular date); and 
maintain a stock of Form 1040-series forms and instructions 
particularly during the filing season that taxpayers may pick 
up without charge. The Committee notes that in Filing Season 
2015 the IRS discontinued distribution of printed Publication 
17. The Committee notes that there is a cost associated with 
printing and mailing publications for every paper filer but 
does not agree with the IRS's decision to discontinue access to 
taxpayers that rely on Publication 17. Therefore, the Committee 
directs the IRS to maintain a stock of Publication 17 in TACs, 
including participating libraries and post offices and provide 
the publication free of charge to taxpayers who request it by 
phone.
    Rural Service Delivery Issues.--Given the significant wait 
times and deteriorating rate of response for assistance 
provided through the national toll-free line, it is imperative 
that the IRS offer personal and local taxpayer assistance. The 
Committee notes with concern that both the overall number of 
TACs declined and the number of TACs currently staffed with 
only one employee continues to increase, often resulting in 
effective closures of the sites. While the IRS has created 
virtual customer service sites in some locations, the technical 
and financial requirements of these sites have not been made 
widely available.
    The Committee is concerned that the actions taken by the 
IRS and the proposed ``Future State'' of service leave rural 
taxpayers reliant on paid preparers or unable to obtain timely 
and accurate assistance with pre- and post-filing questions. 
The Committee notes that the IRS has not sought congressional 
or public comment on its plans or offered any alternatives to 
meet the needs of taxpayers. To rectify this situation, the 
Committee directs the IRS to hold a public forum in the 
affected community before closing any TAC and notify the Senate 
and House Committees on Appropriations. In addition, the IRS is 
directed to report to the Committee the strategic plan to 
improve all taxpayer services for rural, elderly, minority, 
disabled and low-income populations, including specific plans 
on its decisionmaking process for closing TACs and how it plans 
to provide alternative services. As part of this strategic 
planning process, the IRS is further directed to outline its 
plans for soliciting and incorporating public input into its 
``Future State'' planning.
    IRS Impersonation Scams.--According to TIGTA, more than 
950,000 Americans have been targeted by an IRS impersonation 
scam, with 12,000 to 13,000 people submitting complaints every 
week as of December 2015. Additionally, more than 6,400 
Americans have lost a total of at least $36,500,000 as of May 
2016 to this scam. Given the ubiquitous nature of this scam, 
the Committee commends the work that TIGTA has done thus far to 
combat these scams and encourages IRS to work with TIGTA on 
ways to increase awareness of this scam.
    The IRS has once again lost credibility with taxpayers by 
going against its own policy on initiating contact with 
taxpayers. The IRS has stated publicly on numerous occasions 
that the real IRS will not initiate contact with taxpayers by 
phone, email, text or social media to ask for personal or 
financial information. Just after issuing these notices, in 
response to a Taxpayer Advocate public forum, the IRS admitted 
that during some audits the IRS may contact the taxpayer or 
their representative by phone to schedule an appointment to 
begin the audit. The Committee expects the IRS to take a stance 
on its policy to initiate contact with taxpayers and not 
deviate from this policy. The Committee also expects the IRS to 
educate taxpayers on exactly how and when they should expect to 
hear from the IRS so that taxpayers know what to expect. The 
IRS should also ensure that protocols for its outsourced tax 
collection services are equally protective of taxpayers and 
their rights.
    Taxpayer Services in Alaska and Hawaii.--Given the remote 
distance of Alaska and Hawaii from the U.S. mainland and the 
difficulty experienced by Alaska and Hawaii taxpayers in 
receiving needed tax assistance by the national toll-free line, 
it is imperative that the Taxpayer Advocate Service Centers in 
these States are appropriately staffed and capable of resolving 
taxpayer problems of the most complex nature. The Committee 
directs the IRS to continue to staff each Taxpayer Advocate 
Service Center in each of these States with a Collection 
Technical Advisor and an Examination Technical Advisor in 
addition to the current complement of office staff.
    Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.--The Volunteer 
Income Tax Assistance [VITA] and Tax Counseling for the Elderly 
[TCE] programs are an important aspect of IRS efforts to 
provide income tax preparation assistance programs for 
underserved taxpayers, including rural, elderly, disabled, 
English as a second language, American Indian, and low-income 
taxpayers. According to the National Taxpayer Advocate, in 
fiscal year 2015, VITA and TCE programs prepared approximately 
3.58 million returns, an increase of about 10 percent over 
fiscal year 2013 levels, before the IRS eliminated return 
preparation at the TACs. With the elimination of tax return 
preparation services at TACs, it is critical that the IRS 
provide adequate support for VITA and TCE sites so that 
taxpayers can obtain free tax return preparation assistance to 
meet their reporting obligations and comply with the tax laws. 
The Committee highlights a 2013 TIGTA recommendation for VITA 
and TCE volunteer instructors, return preparers, audit 
reviewers, and site coordinators to complete intake/interview 
and quality review training annually. The Committee urges the 
IRS to ensure that the sites are equipped with sufficient and 
properly trained volunteers.
    Taxpayer Survey.--The Committee believes that effective tax 
administration requires that taxpayers understand from the 
outset what they need to do to comply with the tax laws, and 
that effective taxpayer service is key to taxpayer compliance 
and building public trust in the IRS. Accordingly, the 
Committee supports the National Taxpayer Advocate's development 
and delivery of a survey to determine the willingness and 
ability of individual taxpayers to obtain and utilize IRS 
taxpayer service, and to identify the extent to which IRS 
services and practices promote or serve as barriers to tax 
compliance. The Committee supports the work undertaken by the 
National Taxpayer Advocate and the IRS in developing the 
Services Priority Project, a method of ranking core taxpayer 
service offerings by value to the taxpayer and value to the 
IRS. The Committee believes this ranking tool and the survey 
results will assist the IRS and Congress in allocating IRS 
resources in the most effective and cost-efficient manner. The 
Committee directs the IRS to submit a written report, prepared 
in consultation with the National Taxpayer Advocate, to the 
Senate and House Committees on Appropriations, the Senate 
Committee on Finance, and the House Committee on Ways and Means 
that provides recommendations for optimizing taxpayer service 
offerings based on the Service Priorities Project, ranking 
methodology for major taxpayer service activities developed 
collaboratively by the Wage & Investment Operating Division and 
the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

                              ENFORCEMENT

Appropriations, 2016....................................  $4,860,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................   4,984,919,000
Committee recommendation................................   4,860,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Enforcement appropriation provides for the examination 
of tax returns, both domestic and international; the 
administrative and judicial settlement of taxpayer appeals of 
examination findings; technical rulings; monitoring employee 
pension plans; determining qualifications of organizations 
seeking tax-exempt status; examining tax returns of exempt 
organizations; enforcing statutes relating to detection and 
investigation of criminal violations of the 31 internal revenue 
laws; identifying underreporting of tax obligations; securing 
unfiled tax returns; and collecting unpaid accounts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,860,000,000 for enforcement 
activities for fiscal year 2017.
    Combating Refund Fraud and Identity Theft.--Tax-related 
identity theft continues to plague the IRS. The Committee is 
deeply alarmed at the scale of tax fraud connected to identity 
theft and at the continued absence of a solution to protect tax 
filers from fraud. The data breach to IRS's Get Transcript and 
identity protection personal identification number [IP PIN] 
service highlights the importance of the need to mitigate 
identity theft and combat refund fraud. TIGTA has consistently 
ranked protection of taxpayer data as one of the highest 
priority challenges facing the IRS while GAO has reported on 
persistent deficiencies in IRS's internal controls. To provide 
relief to victims of identity theft, the IRS began issuing IP 
PINs to eligible taxpayers in fiscal year 2011. IRS's policy 
was to mail IP PINs to eligible taxpayers but for those that 
lost their IP PIN, IRS provided a Web-service to retrieve this 
pin. IRS abruptly suspended this service due to security 
weakness that allowed criminals to retrieve an already assigned 
IP PIN and a file fraudulent tax return using that IP PIN. In a 
report issued in November 2015, TIGTA found IRS's online Get 
Transcript and IP PIN applications provided only single-factor 
authentication despite NIST standards requiring multifactor 
authentication for high-risk applications. The IRS now knows 
that the authentication risk was in fact high to both the IRS 
and taxpayers and should have required multifactor 
authentication. The Committee directs the IRS to establish, as 
a top priority, stronger security measures to protect all tax 
filers before identity theft occurs, as well as reliable 
measures to protect tax filers who experience identity theft. 
The IRS should specifically consider the recommendations of the 
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, GAO, and the 
national taxpayer advocate, including recommendations for 
multi-factor authentication and other measures to ensure a more 
secure online process for Americans to file taxes free from 
threat of theft, and to report back to the Committee on 
Appropriations within 90 days, documenting its plans to address 
this problem.
    In the 2015 report to Congress, The National Taxpayer 
Advocate has reported that the IRS has grappled to find the 
best approach for working identity theft cases. As of the end 
of September 2015, the IRS had over 600,000 identity theft 
[IDT] cases with taxpayer impact in its inventory, up nearly 
150 percent from September 2014. In fiscal year 2015, the IRS 
changed course and reorganized its identity theft victim 
assistance functions, centralizing them under one umbrella 
within the Wage and Investment [W&I;] division. The National 
Taxpayer Advocate recommended that identity theft victims with 
multiple issues should be assigned a sole IRS contact person 
who would interact with them throughout and oversee the 
resolution of the case, no matter how many different IRS 
functions need to be involved behind the scenes. Identity theft 
victims must substantiate their identity with the IRS, file 
various forms, and wait months or even years to receive their 
tax refunds and unwind the account issues. Recognizing the 
pervasive and growing problem of tax-related identity theft and 
understanding the need to assist taxpayers with this issue in a 
simple and timely manner, the Committee directs the IRS to 
assign cases of identity theft victims with a sole point of 
contact at the IRS regardless of the many IRS functions that 
may need to be involved in order to resolve the issue for the 
taxpayer and report on the full cycle time for resolving IDT 
cases.
    The Committee is deeply concerned about recent testimony 
from the IRS Commissioner during a Senate Finance Committee 
hearing that the IRS doesn't inform victims when illegal 
immigrants use their Social Security numbers to obtain 
employment and then file false information on their W-2 forms. 
The IRS Commissioner responded that the agency does not take 
enforcement actions against illegal immigrants who use other 
people's Social Security numbers to get jobs and then file 
their tax returns using their own IRS-issued individual 
taxpayer identification numbers. Soon thereafter, the IRS 
stated it would reverse its standard operating procedure by 
January 2017, when the IRS will begin informing victims of 
employment-related identity fraud. The Committee believes these 
victims deserve greater transparency. The Committee notes that 
an amendment to the Taxpayer Protection Act of 2016 was 
recently introduced that requires the IRS to notify victims of 
employment-related identity theft.
    Processing of Applications for Tax-Exempt Status.--The 
Committee strongly believes that meaningful, transparent, and 
sustained corrective action is warranted to restore any erosion 
of public trust in the IRS, strengthen the agency, and prevent 
any recurrence of the circumstances that led to the use of 
inappropriate case screening criteria in the handling of 
applications for certain tax-exempt groups based on their 
political beliefs. In March 2015, TIGTA assessed IRS's actions 
in response to its 2013 recommendations to improve the 
identification and processing of applications for tax-exempt 
status involving political campaign intervention TIGTA's report 
found that IRS implemented significant changes to the process 
for reviewing applications for tax-exempt status. The Committee 
notes language was included in the Consolidated Appropriations 
Act of 2016 restricting the use of Federal funds to develop new 
IRS regulations covering section 501(c)(4) and that the same 
language is continued in this bill.
    Preventing Payroll Tax Fraud.--The Committee recognizes 
that many employers outsource payroll and related tax duties to 
third-party payroll service providers to help assure filing 
deadlines and deposit requirements are met and streamline 
business operations. While most payroll service providers are 
trustworthy, failures can pose devastating financial setbacks 
for multiple clients, particularly small businesses. The 
Committee is aware that the National Taxpayer Advocate has 
recommended an array of practical solutions to address this 
persistent problem, including more effective early detection of 
potential fraud; registration, certification, and bonding 
requirements for third-party payroll tax services; restrictions 
on changing addresses of record; and greater consideration of 
offers in compromise to assist defrauded businesses with relief 
from tax liability. The Committee retains an administrative 
provision enacted for fiscal year 2016 which requires that the 
IRS issue a notice of confirmation of any address change 
relating to an employer making employment tax payments; that 
such notice shall be sent to both the employer's former and new 
address, and requires that an officer or employee of the IRS 
shall give special consideration to an offer-in-compromise from 
a taxpayer who has been the victim of fraud by a third party 
payroll tax preparer.
    Prisoner Tax Refund Fraud.--The Committee is concerned 
about growth in tax refund fraud. In 2014, TIGTA reported that 
refund fraud associated with prisoner Social Security numbers 
remained a significant problem for tax administration. 
According to a September 2014 TIGTA report, the number of 
fraudulent tax returns filed using a prisoner's Social Security 
number that were identified by IRS increased from approximately 
37,000 tax returns in calendar year 2007 to more than 137,000 
tax returns in calendar year 2012. The refunds claimed on these 
tax returns increased from $166,000,000 to $1,000,000,000. The 
Committee looks forward to reviewing the results of TIGTA's 
report underway on IRS's efforts to address prisoner fraud.
    Earned Income Tax Credit Fraud.--GAO has highlighted the 
persistent problems with improper earned income tax credit 
[EITC] payments for years, and it is a factor underlying their 
designation of IRS Enforcement of Tax Laws as a high-risk area. 
The Office of Management and Budget has declared the Earned 
Income Tax Credit Program to be the only IRS revenue program 
fund at high risk for improper payments. The IRS estimates that 
23.8 percent ($15,600,000,000) of EITC payments made in fiscal 
year 2015 were paid in error. According to the Department of 
the Treasury, the complexity of the tax law around the EITC and 
the significant annual turnover within the participating 
population makes it difficult to set meaningful improper 
payment reduction targets. The Committee is concerned that 
billions of dollars are wasted every year because the IRS has 
little ability to monitor overpayments or prevent EITC payments 
to ineligible recipients. The Committee is encouraged by the 
IRS's efforts to convene an EITC Summit as it seeks input on 
ways to reduce EITC noncompliance from stakeholders. The 
Committee believes a coordinated and comprehensive approach is 
needed to reduce erroneous EITC payments and looks forward to 
hearing the suggestions provided during the Summit.
    Addressing Fraud and Filing Errors in Refundable Credit 
Programs.--In addition to the EITC, the Department of Treasury 
required the IRS to evaluate the fiscal year 2015 improper 
payment risk for two other large refundable credits, the 
Additional Child Tax Credit [ACTC] and the American Opportunity 
Tax Credit [AOTC]. TIGTA recently reported that the potential 
ACTC improper payment rate for fiscal year 2015 was 24.2 
percent, with potential improper payments totaling 
$5,700,000,000, and estimated that the potential AOTC improper 
payment rate for fiscal year 2015 was 30.7 percent, with 
potential improper payments totaling $1,800,000,000.
    Affordable Care Act Fraud.--ACA created a refundable tax 
credit, referred to as the Premium Tax Credit [PTC], to assist 
individuals with the cost of their health insurance premiums. 
When enrolling in a Qualified Health Plan through the Exchange, 
eligible individuals can choose to have some or all of the PTC 
paid in advance to their insurance company as payment of their 
monthly premium or can wait to claim all of the PTC on their 
tax return. TIGTA recently performed a review to evaluate the 
effectiveness of IRS's verification of PTC claims during the 
2015 filing season. The Committee agrees with TIGTA that 
reviews should be completed for those tax returns TIGTA 
identified for which the IRS incorrectly verified the PTC claim 
to ensure that individuals receive the correct PTC amount and 
IRS does not pay more than taxpayers are entitled to receive. 
The Committee supports TIGTA's recommendation that PTC 
claimants should be verified before tax refunds are issued.
    Misclassification of Contractors.--The Committee remains 
concerned that staffing within the IRS's SS-8 Program, 
responsible for making determinations as to a worker's Federal 
employment tax status, has not kept pace with the record and 
sustained SS-8 filings during the past six filing seasons. The 
Committee believes that the IRS SS-8 Program is critical to 
ensuring that workers are classified correctly, identifying 
leads for employment tax exams and criminal investigations, and 
combating the underreporting of employment taxes that 
contributes significantly to the tax gap. The Committee 
believes it is important, given the growing workload, that the 
IRS maintain sufficient staffing at all SS-8 processing 
locations. The Committee directs the IRS to notify the House 
Appropriations Committee, the Senate Appropriations Committee, 
the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Senate Finance 
Committee prior to making any staffing reductions or 
reallocations within the SS-8 processing program.

                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT

Appropriations, 2016....................................  $3,638,446,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................   4,030,695,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,638,446,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Operations Support appropriation provides for overall 
planning and direction of the IRS including Infrastructure, 
including administrative services related to space and housing, 
rent and space alterations, buildings service maintenance, 
guard services, and non-IT equipment; Shared Services and 
Support, including policy management, IRS-wide support for 
research, strategic planning, communications and liaison, 
finance, human resources, equity, diversity, and inclusion 
programs, printing, postage, business systems planning, 
corporate training, legal services, procurement, and employee 
benefit programs; and Information Services, including the 
staffing, equipment, and related costs to manage, maintain, and 
operate the information systems critical to the support of tax 
administration programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,638,446,000 for Operations 
Support for fiscal year 2017.
    The Committee notes that half of IRS's total requested 
increase for fiscal year 2017 funding is for Operations 
Support. The Committee remains concerned that the IRS continues 
to supplement this appropriations account with the vast 
majority of its user fees. The Consolidated Appropriations Act 
of 2016 provided an additional $290,000,000 to the IRS 
appropriations accounts, of which the IRS spent $95,442,000 to 
invest in cybersecurity. As previously discussed, the Committee 
remains concerned about the IRS's ability to safeguard taxpayer 
data and is concerned about the amount of funding to support 
the re-launch of the Get Transcript application. The Committee 
expects the IRS to keep the Committee informed of the costs 
going forward to support the re-launch of Get Transcript as 
well as other online service applications.
    Information Technology Reports.--Given the size and 
significance of IRS's IT investments and the challenges 
inherent in successfully delivering these complex IT 
investments, it is important that the Committees on 
Appropriations be provided reliable information to assist with 
their oversight responsibilities. While IRS has been submitting 
quarterly reports on the performance of its IT investments to 
the Committees, we are concerned that these reports have yet to 
address GAO's recommendations for cumulative reporting and 
providing a quantitative measure of scope. In addition, we 
believe the reports could provide information that would allow 
the Committees to better gauge the performance of IRS's IT 
investments. The Committee directs the IRS to submit quarterly 
reports on particular major project activities to the 
Committees on Appropriations and the GAO, no later than 30 days 
following the end of each calendar quarter in fiscal year 2017. 
The Committee expects the reports to include detailed, plain 
English explanations of the cumulative expenditures and 
schedule performance to date, specified by fiscal year; the 
costs and schedules for the previous 3 months; the anticipated 
costs and schedules for the upcoming 3 months; and the total 
expected costs to complete the following major information 
technology project activities: IRS.gov; Returns Remittance 
Processing; EDAS/IPM; Information Returns and Document 
Matching; E-services; Taxpayer Advocate Service Integrated 
System; Affordable Care Act administration; and other projects 
associated with significant changes in law. In addition, the 
quarterly report should clearly explain when the project was 
started; the expected date of completion; the percentage of 
work completed as compared to planned work; the current and 
expected state of functionality; any changes in schedule; and 
current risks unrelated to funding amounts and mitigation 
strategies. The Committee directs the Department of the 
Treasury to conduct a semi-annual review of IRS's IT 
investments to ensure the cost, schedule, and scope goals of 
the projects are transparent. The Committee further directs GAO 
to review and provide an annual report to the Committees 
evaluating the cost and schedule of activities of all major IRS 
information technology projects for the year, with particular 
focus on the projects about which the IRS is submitting 
quarterly reports to the Committee.

                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $290,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     343,415,000
Committee recommendation................................     290,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Business Systems Modernization appropriation provides 
resources for the planning and capital asset acquisition of 
information technology to modernize the IRS business systems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $290,000,000 for Business Systems 
Modernization [BSM] for fiscal year 2017.
    The Committee is concerned about IRS's plan to invest in 
new IT capabilities for the future given the recent data breach 
to IRS's Get Transcript and IP PIN application. In addition, 
the Committee remains concerned about exceeding planned 
investment costs, projects that fall behind schedule, and 
providing secure digital communications to taxpayers.
    The Committee expects the IRS to continue to submit 
quarterly reports to the Committees and GAO during fiscal year 
2017, no later than 30 days following the end of each calendar 
quarter. The Committee expects the reports to include detailed, 
plain English explanations of the cumulative expenditures and 
schedule performance to date, specified by fiscal year; the 
costs and schedules for the previous 3 months; the anticipated 
costs and schedules for the upcoming 3 months; and the total 
expected costs to complete CADE2 and MeF. In addition, the 
quarterly report should clearly explain when the project was 
started; the expected date of completion; the percentage of 
work completed as compared to planned work; the current and 
expected state of functionality; any changes in schedule; and 
current risks unrelated to funding amounts and mitigation 
strategies. The Committee directs the Department of the 
Treasury to conduct a semi-annual review of CADE2 and MeF to 
ensure the cost, schedule, and scope goals of the projects are 
transparent. The Committee further directs GAO to review and 
provide an annual report to the Committee evaluating the cost 
and schedule of CADE2 and MeF activities for the year, as well 
as an assessment of the functionality achieved.
    The Committee remains concerned that IRS systems 
modernization, by its nature, is a high-risk endeavor, and 
appreciates that the IRS has, in recent years, satisfied the 
majority of developmental milestones planned for completion 
early, under budget, or within 10 percent of cost and schedule 
estimates. Because of the tendency for certain projects or 
components to exceed schedule and cost estimates, the Committee 
urges IRS management to maintain close routine scrutiny of cost 
and schedule factors.

          ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee includes 13 administrative provisions as 
follows:
    Section 101 continues a provision allowing the IRS to 
transfer up to 5 percent of any appropriation made available to 
the agency in fiscal year 2017 to any other IRS appropriation, 
upon the advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 102 continues a provision maintaining a training 
program in taxpayers' rights and cross-cultural relations.
    Section 103 continues a provision requiring the IRS to 
institute and enforce policies and procedures, which will 
safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer information and 
protect taxpayers against identity theft.
    Section 104 continues a provision directing that funds 
shall be available for improved facilities and increased 
staffing to support sufficient and effective 1-800 help line 
services for taxpayers including enhanced response time to 
taxpayer communications, particularly for victims of tax-
related crimes.
    Section 105 continues a provision requiring videos produced 
by the IRS to be approved in advance by the Service-Wide Video 
Editorial Board.
    Section 106 continues a provision requiring the IRS to 
issue notices to employers of any address change request and to 
give special consideration to offers in compromise for 
taxpayers who have been victims of payroll tax preparer fraud.
    Section 107 continues a provision that prohibits the use of 
funds by the IRS to target United States citizens for 
exercising any right guaranteed under the First Amendment to 
the Constitution.
    Section 108 continues a provision that prohibits the use of 
funds by the IRS to target groups for regulatory scrutiny based 
on their ideological beliefs.
    Section 109 continues a provision that requires the IRS to 
comply with procedures on conference spending as recommended by 
the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
    Section 110 continues provision that prohibits the use of 
funds to give bonuses or hire former employees without 
consideration of conduct and compliance with Federal tax laws.
    Section 111 continues a provision that prohibits the use of 
funds to violate the confidentiality of tax returns.
    Section 112 continues a provision which prohibits funds for 
pre-populated returns.
    Section 113 continues a provision which provides 
$290,000,000 to be used solely for measurable improvements in 
the customer service representative level of service rate, to 
improve the identification and prevention of refund fraud and 
identity theft, and to enhance cybersecurity to safeguard 
taxpayer data.

         Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The Committee includes 13 administrative provisions, as 
follows:
    Section 114 authorizes certain basic services within the 
Treasury Department in fiscal year 2017, including purchase of 
uniforms; maintenance, repairs, and cleaning; purchase of 
insurance for official motor vehicles operated in foreign 
countries; and contracts with the Department of State for 
health and medical services to employees and their dependents 
serving in foreign countries.
    Section 115 authorizes transfers, up to 2 percent, between 
Departmental Offices, Office of Inspector General, Special 
Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Bureau of the Fiscal 
Service, and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 
appropriations under certain circumstances.
    Section 116 authorizes transfers, up to 2 percent, between 
the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General 
for Tax Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 117 prohibits the Department of the Treasury and 
the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from redesigning the $1 
Federal Reserve Note.
    Section 118 authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to 
transfer funds from Salaries and Expenses, Bureau of the Fiscal 
Service, to the Debt Collection Fund as necessary to cover the 
costs of debt collection. Such amounts shall be reimbursed to 
the Salaries and Expenses account from debt collections 
received in the Debt Collection Fund.
    Section 119 requires prior approval for the construction 
and operation of a museum by the United States Mint.
    Section 120 prohibits the merger of the United States Mint 
and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without prior approval 
of the committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 121 authorizes the Department's intelligence 
activities.
    Section 122 permits the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to 
use not to exceed $5,000 from the Industrial Revolving Fund for 
reception and representation expenses.
    Section 123 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to 
develop an annual Capital Investment Plan.
    Section 124 continues a provision that requires a report on 
the Department's Franchise Fund.
    Section 125 continues a provision that requires the 
Department to submit a report on economic warfare and financial 
terrorism.
    Section 126 continues a provision which prohibits the 
Department from finalizing any regulation related to the 
standards used to determine the tax-exempt status of a 
501(c)(4) organization.

                                TITLE II

    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE 
                               PRESIDENT

                            The White House

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $55,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      55,214,000
Committee recommendation................................      55,214,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The ``Salaries and Expenses'' account of The White House 
provides staff assistance and administrative services for the 
direct support of the President. The White House also serves as 
the President's representative before the media. In accordance 
with 3 U.S.C. 105, The White House office also supports and 
assists the activities of the spouse of the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $55,214,000 
for The White House, Salaries and Expenses. The recommendation 
is equal to the budget request.
    Exports to Africa.--The Committee acknowledges efforts by 
the Executive Office of the President [EOP] to designate a 
senior United States Government official to lead efforts to 
significantly increase United States exports to Africa as 
directed under section 1206(d) of Public Law 113-66 and urges 
the EOP to continue to leverage resources provided in this and 
other acts to carry out the intent of the directive.
    Office of National AIDS Policy.--The Committee directs the 
Executive Office of the President [EOP] to allocate sufficient 
resources to continue the robust operation of the Office of 
National AIDS Policy [ONAP]. ONAP is responsible for leading 
implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and holding 
Federal agencies and local jurisdictions accountable for 
implementing effective, scalable, and cost-effective 
interventions for HIV prevention and care through commissioning 
policy research, consulting with the community, and helping 
jurisdictions modernize data systems and other activities to 
align with the strategy. The Committee directs the 
administration to continue to coordinate a governmentwide 
effort to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS strategy.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $12,723,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      12,723,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,723,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    These funds provide for the care, maintenance, repair, 
alteration, refurnishing, improvement, air-conditioning, 
heating, and lighting of the White House and the official and 
ceremonial functions of the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,723,000 
for the Executive Residence at the White House. The Committee 
recommendation is equal to the fiscal year 2016 enacted level. 
The bill also continues certain restrictions on reimbursable 
expenses for use of the Executive Residence.

                   White House Repair and Restoration

Appropriations, 2016....................................        $750,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................         750,000
Committee recommendation................................         750,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account funds the repair, alteration, and improvement 
of the Executive Residence at the White House. A separate 
account was established in fiscal year 1996 to program and 
track expenditures for the capital improvement projects at the 
Executive Residence at the White House.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $750,000 for 
White House Repair and Restoration, equal to the fiscal year 
2016 enacted level and the budget request.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $4,195,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       4,201,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,201,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Council of Economic Advisers analyzes the national 
economy and its various segments, advises the President on 
economic developments, recommends policies for economic growth 
and stability, appraises economic programs and policies of the 
Federal Government, and assists in the preparation of the 
annual Economic Report of the President to Congress.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,201,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Council of Economic Advisers. This 
amount is equal to the budget request.

        National Security Council and Homeland Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $12,800,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      13,069,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,800,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The National Security Council advises the President in 
integrating domestic, foreign, and military policies related to 
national security, and the Homeland Security Council advises 
the President in coordinating homeland security-related 
policies across the Government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,800,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the National Security Council 
and the Homeland Security Council. This amount is equal to the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $96,116,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      96,116,000
Committee recommendation................................      96,116,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Administration provides administrative 
services to the EOP. These services, defined by Executive Order 
12028 of 1977, include financial, personnel, library and 
records services, information management systems support, and 
general office services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $96,116,000 
for the Office of Administration for fiscal year 2017. This 
amount is equal to the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and the 
budget request.
    The Committee's recommendation includes not to exceed 
$12,760,000 to remain available until expended for 
modernization of the information technology infrastructure 
within the Executive Office of the President.
    The Committee directs the Office of Administration to place 
a top priority on the implementation of comprehensive policies 
and procedures for the preservation of all records, including 
electronic records such as emails, videos, and social 
networking communication, consistent with the requirements of 
the Presidential Records Act, the Federal Records Act, and 
other pertinent laws. The Office of Administration shall 
continue to work closely with the National Archives and Records 
Administration [NARA] to ensure the full and complete 
maintenance and formatting of electronic records that will 
eventually be turned over to NARA. The Committee expects the 
Office of Administration to keep the Committee fully apprised 
of funding needs related to records preservation and retention.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $95,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     100,725,000
Committee recommendation................................      95,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Management and Budget [OMB] assists the 
President in the discharge of his budgetary, management, and 
other executive responsibilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $95,000,000 
for the Office of Management and Budget, which is equal to the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level.
    The Committee directs OMB to utilize sufficient resources 
to respond in a timely and complete manner to requests from 
Congress, in particular requests related to program funding and 
operations.
    Cybersecurity.--The Committee recognizes actions that were 
taken by some Federal agencies to improve their cybersecurity 
posture under the Federal CIO's 30-day Cybersprint. The 
Committee looks forward to learning more about actions taken 
since this initiative.
    Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.--The 
Committee continues to strongly support the Office of the 
Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator [IPEC], including 
its important work promoting private sector efforts to reduce 
online copyright infringement. The Committee encourages the 
Office to work with U.S.-based Internet registrars and 
registries to ensure that parties are taking voluntary, 
cooperative action against illegal activities online. Given the 
growing threat of cybercrime and the link between intellectual 
property theft and other forms of cybercrime, including malware 
and hacking, OMB should provide the Office with an additional 
full-time equivalent position focused on the area of 
cybercrime. Further, the Committee requests that the Annual 
Report required under the Pro IP Act of 2008 (15 U.S.C. 8114) 
on Intellectual Property Enforcement activities of the Federal 
Government specifically outlines online copyright piracy 
enforcement activities in the next report.
    Social Cost of Carbon.--OMB should not approve any 
regulations in fiscal year 2017 using the May 2013, revised 
July 2016, estimates for the social cost of carbon until a new 
working group is convened. The working group should include the 
relevant agencies and affected stakeholders, reexamine the 
social cost of carbon using the best available science, and 
revise the estimate using an accurate discount rate and 
domestic estimate in accordance with Executive Order 12866 and 
OMB Circular A-4. To increase transparency, the working group 
should solicit public comments prior to finalizing any updates.
    Governmentwide General Provisions.--The Committee is 
concerned that all agencies may not be aware of, and therefore, 
not implementing, the governmentwide general provisions in 
title VII of the bill. The Committee directs OMB to issue 
guidance within 60 days of enactment, notifying all agencies of 
their responsibilities to adhere to these requirements. The 
Committee expects OMB to reinforce awareness among all Federal 
agencies of the existence of, and content of, the 
governmentwide general provisions.
    Conferences.--The Committee continues a provision in title 
VII of the bill requiring agencies to report annually to their 
inspector general or senior ethics officer on conferences 
costing more than $100,000 and to notify the same official of 
conferences costing more than $20,000 within 15 days of a 
conference. The provision also prohibits funding for any travel 
and conference activities that are not in compliance with OMB 
Memorandum M-12-12 or any subsequent revisions to that 
memorandum. Agencies shall report conference expenditures in 
excess of $100,000 on agency Web sites and OMB shall notify the 
Committee annually in writing of any agencies failing to report 
this information.
    Travel.--The Committee supports OMB's efforts to reduce 
costs across Federal agencies by eliminating unnecessary travel 
expenses. As part of OMB Memorandum M-12-12, Federal agencies 
were directed to reduce their travel expenses by 30 percent 
below the fiscal year 2010 level. The Committee recognizes the 
need for continued oversight of Federal travel expenses and 
notes OMB's efforts to work with agencies to increase 
transparency and make smarter travel decisions. In a report to 
the Committee, OMB noted that the OMB Memorandum M-12-12 
transparency model is strong, that the spending thresholds 
established in OMB Memorandum M-12-12 are appropriate and that 
results have demonstrated that these new policies and 
procedures are having an impact on how agencies plan and 
execute conferences. The Committee also noted that OMB 
recognizes that travel and conferences have a role to play in 
agencies carrying out their missions and that there are 
situations in which physical co-location is necessary and that 
OMB has worked diligently to ensure that the policies and 
controls implemented through OMB Memorandum M-12-12 or any 
subsequent revision do not curtail travel or conferences that 
are mission critical and are executed in a cost-effective 
manner.
    Contractor Bonuses.--The Committee is concerned about the 
occurrence of contract incentives being given to contractors 
that fail to meet specified cost, schedule, or performance 
criteria. Although OMB has issued guidance to reduce wasteful 
spending on contractor bonuses, this issue has not been fully 
addressed. The bill includes new contractor payment 
restrictions to require all departments and agencies funded by 
this act to link all contracts that provide awards to 
successful acquisition outcomes and to prohibit funds to pay 
for award or incentive fees for contractors with below 
satisfactory performance.
    Enforcement of Cybersecurity Standards.--The Committee 
directs OMB to report not later than February 1 of each year to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate and 
the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in 
the Senate and the Homeland Security Committee in the House 
regarding the use of budget authority to enforce cybersecurity 
standards. The report shall detail specific actions the 
Director has taken pursuant to section 3553(a)(5) of title 44, 
United States Code, including any actions taken pursuant to 
section 11303(b)(5) of title 40, United States Code.
    Scientific Instruments.--The Committee is aware that the 
Office of Management and Budget is in the process of 
implementing a ``category management'' initiative that will 
help improve the procurement process and utilize the Federal 
Government's buying power to maximize value for taxpayers and 
reduce duplication. In some cases, individual agencies engage 
in smaller scale procurements of scientific instruments when 
opportunities may exist to procure the appropriate instruments 
governmentwide on a larger scale, leading to cost savings to 
the Federal Government. The Committee notes that research at 
Federal agencies may also require specific instrumentation for 
research that cannot take advantage of government purchasing 
economies of scale. The Committee encourages OMB, as it 
implements category management, to review agencies' practices 
for procuring scientific instruments, particularly smaller 
scale procurements, and ensure that the new category management 
system provides a mechanism for regular evaluation of 
scientific instrument purchases.
    Good Guidance.--The Committee directs the Office of 
Management and Budget [OMB] to remind Federal agencies that it 
must follow OMB's Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance 
Practices when issuing guidance. It directs OMB to update its 
Good Guidance Practices to require all agencies to conduct a 
retrospective review of guidance documents regularly with 
public input that the agency solicits, to determine if any of 
its guidance is duplicative, outdated, ineffective, 
insufficient, or excessively burdensome and needs to be 
modified, streamlined, or repealed. It also directs OMB to send 
a letter to all agencies to require them to review the 
Government Accountability Report, Regulatory Guidance 
Processes: Selected Departments Could Strengthen Internal 
Control and Dissemination Practices, and determine whether the 
agency is meeting the recommendations made in the report, and 
if needed, adjust their practices accordingly to meet the 
recommendations.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $20,047,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      19,274,000
Committee recommendation................................      19,274,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of National Drug Control Policy [ONDCP], 
established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, and 
reauthorized by Public Law 109-469, is charged with developing 
policies, objectives, and priorities for the National Drug 
Control Program. In addition, ONDCP administers the High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program, the Drug-Free 
Communities Support Program, and several other related 
initiatives.
    This account provides funding for personnel compensation, 
travel, and other basic operations of the Office, and for 
general policy research to support the formulation of the 
National Drug Control Strategy.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $19,274,000 
for ONDCP's salaries and expenses.
    Interdiction.--The Committee supports efforts to reduce 
illegal drug use in the United States. In order to stem the 
tide of illegal drugs coming into this country, interdiction 
must be a priority. A core component of our national drug 
control strategy must be effective coordination with other 
Federal agencies to intercept and disrupt foreign drug 
shipments before they get to the United States. Additionally, 
the United States should work with international partners, 
particularly those in Mexico, to eradicate poppy fields and 
disrupt illicit drug production.

                     FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

             HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $250,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     196,410,000
Committee recommendation................................     255,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas [HIDTA] program 
was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (Public Law 
100-690) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy's 
reauthorization (Public Law 109-469) to provide assistance to 
Federal, State, and local law enforcement entities operating in 
those areas most adversely affected by drug trafficking.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $255,000,000 
for the HIDTA program. The Committee directs that funding shall 
be provided for the existing HIDTAs at no less than the fiscal 
year 2016 level.
    ONDCP is directed to consult with the HIDTAs in advance of 
deciding programmatic spending allocations for discretionary 
(supplemental) funding.
    The Committee recommendation specifies that up to 
$2,700,000 may be used for auditing services and associated 
activities.
    The Committee directs that HIDTA funds be transferred to 
the appropriate drug control agencies expeditiously and 
includes provisions in the bill to help prevent delay. 
Transferred funds that are no longer necessary for their 
original purpose may be transferred back to the HIDTA program.
    HIDTA funds should not be used to supplant existing support 
for ongoing Federal, State, or local drug control operations 
normally funded out of the operating budgets of each agency. 
ONDCP is directed to withhold all HIDTA funds from a State 
until such time as a State or locality has met its financial 
obligation.
    Heroin and Opioid Abuse Initiatives.--The Committee is 
gravely concerned about the public health crisis unfolding 
across the United States as the rate of overdose deaths 
involving heroin and prescription opioid use has reached record 
levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention [CDC], the rate of deaths from drug overdoses 
involving opioid pain relievers and heroin has increased by 200 
percent since 2000. The Committee urges the Office of National 
Drug Control Policy [ONDCP] to consult with the High Intensity 
Drug Trafficking Areas [HIDTAs] to disrupt the distribution, 
use, and prevalence of heroin and opioid abuse. Within 90 days 
of enactment of this act, the Committee directs ONDCP to report 
to the Committee on how the administration intends to address 
the distribution, use, and prevalence of heroin and opioid 
abuse and ONDCP's coordination with other Federal agencies, 
Drug-Free Community coalitions, and HIDTA partners to combat 
this public health crisis.

                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $109,810,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      98,480,000
Committee recommendation................................     109,871,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690), and 
the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act 
(Public Law 109-469) established this account to be 
administered by the Director of the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy. The funds appropriated to the program support 
high-priority drug control programs and may be transferred to 
drug control agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $109,871,000 
for Other Federal Drug Control Programs. Within this amount, 
the Committee provides the following funding levels:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Drug-Free Communities Support Program...................     $95,000,000
    National Community Anti-Drug Coalition training.....       2,000,000
Drug court training, including standards training, and         2,000,000
 technical assistance...................................
Anti-doping activities..................................       9,500,000
World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA].........................       2,121,000
Activities as authorized by Public Law 109-469, section        1,250,000
 1105...................................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Drug-Free Communities Support Program.--ONDCP directs the 
Drug-Free Communities Support Program [DFCSP] in partnership 
with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration. DFCSP provides dollar-for-dollar matching 
grants of up to $125,000 to local coalitions that mobilize 
their communities to prevent youth alcohol, tobacco, illicit 
drug, and inhalant abuse. Such grants support coalitions of 
youth; parents; media; law enforcement; school officials; 
faith-based organizations; fraternal organizations; State, 
local, and tribal government agencies; healthcare 
professionals; and other community representatives. The DFCSP 
enables these coalitions to strengthen their coordination and 
prevention efforts, encourage citizen participation in 
substance abuse reduction efforts, and disseminate information 
about effective programs. The Committee provides $95,000,000 
for the continuation of the DFCSP.
    The Committee includes a provision in the bill directing 
ONDCP to provide $2,000,000 of DFCSP funds for training and 
related purposes as authorized by section 4 of Public Law 107-
82, as amended by Public Law 109-469.

                          Unanticipated Needs

Appropriations, 2016....................................        $800,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       1,000,000
Committee recommendation................................         800,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    These funds enable the President to meet unanticipated 
exigencies in support of the national interest, security, or 
defense.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $800,000, which is the same as the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level.

             Presidential Transition Administrative Support

Appropriations, 2016....................................................
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      $7,582,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,582,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account supports the Office of Administration for 
expenses associated with the transition to the next 
Presidential administration.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,582,000 for 
Presidential Transition Administrative Support, which is equal 
to the budget estimate. The account was not funded in fiscal 
year 2016 because there was no Presidential transition in that 
year.

              Information Technology Oversight and Reform


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $30,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      35,200,000
Committee recommendation................................      30,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The goal of the Information Technology Oversight and Reform 
[ITOR] program is to drive value in Federal IT investments by 
making smarter investment decisions and reducing waste, 
duplication, and inefficient uses of IT through data-driven 
investment management, deliver digital services to 25 Federal 
agencies, and protect IT assets and information by improving 
oversight of Federal cybersecurity practices.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $30,000,000 for the ITOR program. 
The Committee appreciates the administration's comprehensive 
and innovative approach to improving IT development processes 
and maximizing efficiencies across the Federal IT portfolio. 
The Federal Government plans to invest approximately 
$89,000,000,000 during fiscal year 2017 in IT development for a 
wide variety of capabilities, spanning, for example, from basic 
desktop computing to a searchable database for investigating 
terrorist financing activity. However, it is clear to the 
Committee that this spending on IT does not produce 
$89,000,000,000 in value for the public as a result of IT 
projects that arrive late or over budget. The Committee notes 
that Federal IT projects have failed because of a lack of 
oversight and governance. ITOR funding in fiscal year 2017 will 
help drive value in Federal IT investments by making smarter 
investment decisions and reducing waste, duplication, and 
inefficient uses of IT, delivering digital services, improving 
oversight of Federal cybersecurity practices, and providing IT 
training.
    IT Dashboard.--The Committee supports the management and 
enhancement of the IT Dashboard, a Web site that includes cost, 
schedule, and performance data for major IT investments. The 
Committee directs the EOP to make PortfolioStat, which is the 
process where OMB and agencies examine IT portfolios to 
identify duplicative spending and reduce costs, and other 
technology reform savings and performance metrics available to 
the public on the IT dashboard. OMB shall ensure that current 
and accurate data on these investments are available throughout 
the entire year. The Committee directs OMB to use ITOR funding 
to work with agencies to implement the Federal Information 
Technology Acquisition Reform Act [FITARA], which is designed 
to improve Federal IT acquisitions. Specifically, the Committee 
directs OMB to report quarterly to the Committee on 
Appropriations on the cost savings, avoidance, and reductions 
in duplicative IT investments.
    Digital Service.--The Committee supports the formation of 
U.S. Digital Service [USDS] and their role in collaborating 
with Federal agencies to implement digital and technology 
practices on the 10 highest priority IT investment projects 
that are under development across Federal agencies. The 
Committee encourages USDS to use the increase in ITOR funding 
to become more fully engaged on each one of the projects. In 
addition, the Committee encourages OMB to provide detail on how 
the 10 highest priority IT investment projects are selected and 
report quarterly to the Committee on Appropriations on the 
status of these projects.
    Cybersecurity.--Recent cybersecurity breaches have 
demonstrated the need for the Federal Government to safeguard 
data and improve its cybersecurity posture. The Committee 
expects OMB's E-Gov Cyber will provide oversight of agency 
cybersecurity programs and focus on agencies' performance 
relative to the Cybersecurity Cross-Agency Priority [CAP] Goal, 
which was designed to assess agency implementation of basic 
cybersecurity principles to ensure a common Federal baseline 
for combating cyber threats. It is clear to the Committee that 
the Federal Government lags in IT security best practices. For 
example, Strong Authentication remains a key challenge, with 
civilian agencies reporting 42 percent of their goal. According 
to GAO [GAO-15-725T], ``While recent government-wide 
initiatives hold promise for bolstering the Federal 
cybersecurity posture, it is important to note that no single 
technology or set of practices is sufficient to protect against 
all these threats. A `defense in depth' strategy is required 
that includes well-trained personnel, effective and 
consistently applied processes, and appropriately implemented 
technologies. While agencies have elements of such a strategy 
in place, more needs to be done to fully implement it and to 
address existing weaknesses. In particular, implementing GAO 
and Inspector General recommendations will strengthen agencies' 
ability to protect their systems and information, reducing the 
risk of a potentially devastating cyber attack.'' The Committee 
expects OMB to consult with GAO on the Cybersecurity CAP goal 
key performance indicators and metric targets. In addition, the 
Committee expects OMB as part of its 30-day Cybersecurity 
Sprint, to submit its Federal Civilian Cybersecurity Strategy 
to GAO for review. The Committee encourages OMB to report on 
its efforts to ensuring agencies having robust protections in 
place to address cyber security threats, including the recent 
breach at OPM.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $4,228,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       4,228,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,228,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation provides for staff and expenses to 
enable the Vice President to provide assistance to the 
President in connection with the performance of executive 
duties and responsibilities. These funds also support the 
official activities of the spouse of the Vice President. The 
Vice President also has a staff funded by the Senate to assist 
him in the performance of his legislative duties.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,228,000 for 
special assistance to the President. This amount is equal to 
the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and the budget request.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................        $299,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................         299,000
Committee recommendation................................         299,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account supports the care and operation of the Vice 
President's residence on the grounds of the Naval Observatory. 
These funds specifically support equipment, furnishings, dining 
facilities, and services required to perform and discharge the 
Vice President's official duties, functions, and obligations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $299,000 for 
the official residence of the Vice President. This amount is 
equal to the budget request and the fiscal year 2016 enacted 
level.

Administrative Provisions--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
                     Appropriated to the President


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 201 continues a provision that provides flexibility 
in the use of funds in accounts under the EOP.
    Section 202 requires the Office of Management and Budget 
[OMB] to report on the costs of implementation the Dodd-Frank 
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law 111-
203).
    Section 203 requires the Director of the OMB to include a 
statement of budgetary impact with any Executive order issued 
during fiscal year 2017.

                               TITLE III

                             THE JUDICIARY

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Established under Article III of the Constitution, the 
judicial branch of Government is a separate but equal branch. 
The Federal judiciary consists of the Supreme Court, United 
States Courts of Appeals, District Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, 
Court of International Trade, Court of Federal Claims, and 
several other entities and programs. The organization of the 
judiciary, the district and circuit boundaries, the places of 
holding court, and the number of Federal judges are legislated 
by the Congress and signed into law by the President.
    The Committee's recommended funding levels support the 
Federal judiciary's role of providing equal justice under the 
law and include sufficient funds to support this critical 
mission. The recommended funding level includes the salaries of 
judges and support staff and the operation and security of our 
Nation's courts.
    The judicial branch is subject to the same funding 
constraints facing the executive and legislative branches. It 
is imperative that the Federal judiciary devote its resources 
primarily to the retention of staff. Further, it is also 
important that the judiciary contain controllable costs such as 
travel, construction, and other expenses.

                   Supreme Court of the United States

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $75,838,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      76,668,000
Committee recommendation................................      76,668,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Supreme Court consists of nine justices 
appointed under Article III of the Constitution of the United 
States, one of whom is appointed as Chief Justice of the United 
States. The Supreme Court acts as the final arbiter in the 
Federal court system.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $76,668,000 
for the salaries and expenses of personnel, and the costs of 
operating the Supreme Court, excluding the care of the building 
and grounds. The recommendation is $830,000 above the fiscal 
year 2016 funding level and equal to the budget request.

                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $9,964,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      14,868,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,868,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Care of the Building and Grounds, for expenditure by the 
Architect of the Capitol, provides for the structural and 
mechanical care of the United States Supreme Court Building and 
Grounds, including maintenance and operation of mechanical, 
electrical, and electronic equipment.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $14,868,000 
for personnel and other services related to the Supreme Court 
building and grounds, which is supervised by the Architect of 
the Capitol. The recommendation is $4,904,000 above the fiscal 
year 2016 funding level and equal to the budget request. The 
increase is for costs associated with the continuation of the 
exterior stone restoration project that includes the completion 
of the west facade and the ongoing restoration of the north, 
south, and east facades.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $30,872,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      30,108,000
Committee recommendation................................      30,108,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 
was established on October 1, 1982 under Article III of the 
Constitution. The court was formed by the merger of the United 
States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the appellate 
division of the United States Court of Claims. The court 
consists of 12 judges who are appointed by the President, with 
the advice and consent of the Senate. Judges are appointed to 
the court under Article III of the Constitution of the United 
States.
    The Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction in a 
variety of subjects, including international trade, Government 
contracts, patents, certain claims for money from the United 
States Government, Federal personnel, and veterans' benefits. 
Appeals to the court come from all Federal district courts, the 
United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court 
of International Trade, and the United States Court of Veterans 
Appeals. The court also takes appeals of certain administrative 
agencies' decisions, including the Merit Systems Protection 
Board, the Board of Contract Appeals, the Board of Patent 
Appeals and Interferences, and the Trademark Trial and Appeals 
Board. Decisions of the United States International Trade 
Commission, the Office of Compliance of the United States 
Congress, and the Government Accountability Office Personnel 
Appeals Board are also reviewable by the court.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,108,000. 
The recommendation is $764,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
funding level and the same as the budget request.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $18,160,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      18,462,000
Committee recommendation................................      18,462,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Court of International Trade, located in 
New York City, consists of nine Article III judges. The court 
has exclusive nationwide jurisdiction over civil actions 
brought against the United States, its agencies and officers, 
and certain civil actions brought by the United States, arising 
out of import transactions and the administration and 
enforcement of the Federal customs and international trade 
laws.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $18,462,000. 
The recommendation is $302,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
funding level and the same as the budget request.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................  $4,918,969,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................   5,045,785,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,045,785,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Salaries and Expenses is one of four accounts that provide 
total funding for the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and 
Other Judicial Services. In addition to funding the salaries of 
judges and support staff, this account also funds the operating 
costs of appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, the Court 
of Federal Claims, and probation and pretrial services offices.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,045,785,000 
for salaries and expenses. The recommendation is $126,816,000 
above the fiscal year 2016 funding level and the same as the 
request.
    The Committee appreciates the judiciary's ongoing efforts 
to contain costs. For more than 10 years the judiciary has been 
focused on cost containment and changes made to date have 
reduced current and future costs for: rent, information 
technology, magistrate judges, compensation of court staff and 
law clerks, law books, probation and pretrial services 
supervision work, and other areas. The Committee understands 
that further cost containment initiatives will expand the use 
of shared administrative services among the courts of appeals, 
district courts, bankruptcy courts, probation and pretrial 
services offices, and Federal defender organizations to reduce 
duplicative human resources, procurement, financial management, 
and information technology activities. The judiciary is also 
exploring voluntary consolidation of offices and other longer-
term changes that would further reduce growth in personnel and 
operational costs. Given the constrained Federal budget 
environment, the Committee encourages the judiciary to continue 
these cost-cutting efforts.

                 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $6,050,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       6,260,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,260,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Enacted by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 
1986 (Public Law 99-660), the Vaccine Injury Compensation 
Program is a Federal no-fault program designed to resolve a 
perceived crisis in vaccine tort liability claims that 
threatened the continued availability of childhood vaccines 
nationwide. The statute's primary intention is the creation of 
a more efficient adjudicatory mechanism that ensures a no-fault 
compensation result for those allegedly injured or killed by 
certain covered vaccines. This program protects the 
availability of vaccines in the United States by diverting a 
substantial number of claims from the tort arena.
    Not only did this act create a special fund to pay 
judgments awarded under the act, but it also created the Office 
of Special Masters within the United States Court of Federal 
Claims to hear vaccine injury cases. The act stipulates that up 
to eight special masters may be appointed for this purpose. The 
special masters expenditures are reimbursed to the judiciary 
for vaccine injury cases from a special fund set up under the 
Vaccine Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,260,000. 
The recommendation is $210,000 above fiscal year 2016 funding 
level and the same as the budget request.

                           DEFENDER SERVICES

Appropriations, 2016....................................  $1,004,949,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................   1,056,326,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,054,468,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Defender Services program ensures the right to counsel 
guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, the Criminal Justice Act (18 
U.S.C. 3006A(e)) and other congressional mandates for those who 
cannot afford to retain counsel and other necessary defense 
services. The Criminal Justice Act provides that courts appoint 
counsel from Federal public and community defender 
organizations or from a panel of private attorneys established 
by the court. The Defender Services program helps to maintain 
public confidence in the Nation's commitment to equal justice 
under the law and ensures the successful operation of the 
constitutionally based adversary system of justice by which 
Federal criminal laws and federally guaranteed rights are 
enforced.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,054,468,000. The recommendation is $49,519,000 above the 
fiscal year 2016 funding level and $1,858,000 below the budget 
request. In the fiscal year 2016 enacted bill, the Committee 
provided funding as requested by the judiciary, to begin 
implementation of new staffing formulas that will provide 
additional staffing resources to Federal defender offices to 
further improve the quality of representation to indigent 
defendants accused of a Federal crime. The Committee's 
recommendation supports a current services operating level for 
the Defender Services program for fiscal year 2017 as well as 
the continued implementation of the staffing formulas for 
Federal defender offices. The Committee is aware of concerns 
expressed by some that there is an imbalance in training and 
support resources available to Federal prosecutors versus 
court-appointed counsel in Federal criminal cases. The 
Committee expects the judiciary to address training and support 
needs for the Defender Services program through the annual 
budget process.

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $44,199,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      43,723,000
Committee recommendation................................      39,929,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides for the statutory fees and allowances 
of grand and petit jurors and for the compensation of jury and 
land commissioners. Budgetary requirements depend primarily 
upon the volume and the length of jury trials demanded by 
parties to both civil and criminal actions and the number of 
grand juries being convened by the courts at the request of the 
United States Attorneys.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $39,929,000. 
The recommendation is $4,261,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
funding level and $3,794,000 below the request.

                             COURT SECURITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $538,196,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     565,388,000
Committee recommendation................................     565,388,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Court Security appropriation was established in 1983 
and funds the necessary expenses incident to the provision of 
protective guard services, and the procurement, installation, 
and maintenance of security systems and equipment for United 
States courthouses and other facilities housing Federal court 
operations, including building access control, inspection of 
mail and packages, directed security patrols, perimeter 
security provided by the Federal Protective Service, and other 
similar activities as authorized by section 1010 of the 
Judicial Improvement and Access to Justice Act (Public Law 100-
702).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $565,388,000. 
The recommendation is $27,192,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
funding level and the same as the budget request.
    The Committee recommendation includes funding for the 
continued phased implementation of additional court security 
officers at Federal courthouses as recommended by the U.S. 
Marshals Service [USMS]. The USMS has recommended a new 
staffing standard to increase the number of court security 
officers by 346 between fiscal years 2016 and 2020 (an average 
of approximately 69 per year) to further strengthen courthouse 
security. The new officers will be posted in security control 
rooms and at garage/loading docks at large courthouses as well 
as at ``forward watch'' positions outside courthouse entrances 
to identify and address threats earlier, before they gain entry 
to the courthouse.
    The Committee expects to continue to be kept apprised of 
the judiciary's plans to address aging and failing physical 
access control systems [PACS] at Federal courthouses 
nationwide. These systems control access to facilities and 
secure space for judges, authorized Federal employees, and 
contractors. The Committee strongly supports secure Federal 
courthouse facilities and the safety of judges, staff, 
litigants and the public in those facilities. The Committee is 
supportive of the judiciary's efforts to develop a 
comprehensive plan to replace PACS systems and encourages the 
judiciary to transmit to Congress budget requests for PACS 
systems that address the judiciary's highest priority PACS 
needs.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $85,665,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      87,748,000
Committee recommendation................................      87,748,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Administrative Office [AO] of the United States Courts 
was created in 1939 by an act of Congress. It serves the 
Federal judiciary in carrying out its constitutional mission to 
provide equal justice under the law. Beyond providing numerous 
services to the Federal courts, the AO provides support and 
staff counsel to the Judicial Conference of the United States 
and its committees, and implements Judicial Conference policies 
as well as applicable Federal statutes and regulations. The AO 
is the focal point for communication and coordination within 
the Federal judiciary and with Congress, the executive branch, 
and the public on behalf of the judiciary.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $87,748,000. 
This recommendation is $2,083,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
funding level and the same as the budget request.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $27,719,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      28,335,000
Committee recommendation................................      28,335,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Judicial Center, located in Washington, DC, 
improves the management of Federal judicial dockets and court 
administration through education for judges and staff, and 
research, evaluation, and planning assistance for the courts 
and the Judicial Conference. The Center's responsibilities 
include educating judges and other judicial branch personnel 
about legal developments and efficient litigation management 
and court administration. Additionally, the Center also 
analyzes the efficacy of case and court management procedures 
and ensures the Federal judiciary is aware of the methods of 
best practice.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,335,000. 
The recommendation is $616,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
funding level and the same as the budget request.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $17,570,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      18,150,000
Committee recommendation................................      18,150,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Sentencing Commission establishes, 
reviews, and revises sentencing guidelines, policies, and 
practices for the Federal criminal justice system. The 
Commission is also required to monitor the operation of the 
guidelines and to identify and report necessary changes to the 
Congress.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $18,150,000. 
The recommendation is $580,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
funding level and the same as the budget request.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends the following administrative 
provisions for the judiciary:
    Section 301 allows the judiciary to expend funds for the 
employment of experts and consultative services.
    Section 302 allows the judiciary, subject to the 
Committee's reprogramming procedures, to transfer up to 5 
percent between appropriations, but limits to 10 percent the 
amount that may be transferred into any one appropriation.
    Section 303 limits official reception and representation 
expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of the United 
States to no more than $11,000.
    Section 304 grants the judicial branch the same tenant 
alteration authorities as the executive branch.
    Section 305 provides continued authority for a court 
security pilot program.
    Section 306 extends for 1 year the authorization of a 
temporary judgeship in Kansas, Missouri, Alabama, Arizona, 
Florida, New Mexico, Texas, California, and North Carolina.
    Section 307 extends for 1 year the authorization of 
temporary bankruptcy judgeships in Delaware, Florida, Michigan, 
Puerto Rico and Virginia.
    Section 308 is a new provision relating to a commission to 
study the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

                                TITLE IV

                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

                            Federal Payments

                             FEDERAL FUNDS

    The Appropriations Committees have a special relationship 
with the District of Columbia that is unlike any other city in 
the country. Under the National Capital Revitalization and 
Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, the Federal Government 
is required to fund the court operations of the District of 
Columbia, offender and defendant supervision, and defendant 
representation. Title IV of this Act provides Federal payments 
totaling $614,408,000 to meet these statutory obligations. 
Title IV also includes $131,930,000 in other Federal payments 
to fund initiatives in areas including education and security. 
In addition, the United States Department of Justice provides 
hundreds of United States Attorneys and Deputy United States 
Marshals to prosecute local crimes and provide security at the 
D.C. Superior Court. The Federal Bureau of Prisons houses 
thousands of District of Columbia prisoners. Federal taxpayers 
do not fund similar activities in any other city.
    A total of $746,338,000 in Federal funds are estimated to 
be available to the District of Columbia government, the 
District of Columbia Courts, the District of Columbia Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency, and other DC 
entities. This is $16,495,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
enacted level and $17,200,000 below the budget request.

              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $40,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      40,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      30,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Resident Tuition Support program was created by the 
District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999 (Public Law 
106-98), expanded through the District of Columbia College 
Access Improvement Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-157), and 
amended and reauthorized through Public Law 110-97. The program 
provides grants of up to $10,000 annually for undergraduate 
District students to attend eligible public 4-year universities 
and colleges nationwide. The grants are applied toward the cost 
of the difference between in-State and out-of-State tuition. 
Grants of up to $2,500 are provided for students to attend 
private institutions in the DC metropolitan area, private 
historically Black colleges and universities nationwide, and 
public 2-year community colleges nationwide.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $30,000,000 
for the resident tuition support program. The District of 
Columbia can contribute local funds to this program if there is 
demand for the program above the level of Federal funds 
available.
    Since inception, the Resident Tuition Support program has 
awarded over $350,000,000 and assisted over 24,000 students 
enroll in college. The program has also been expanded twice 
while enrollment rates and the percentage of undergraduate 
District students receiving the maximum $10,000 award have 
fluctuated. According to the National Center for Education 
Statistics reports on nationwide undergraduate enrollment, 
``while total undergraduate enrollment increased by 37 percent 
between 2000 and 2010, enrollment decreased by 4 percent 
between 2010 and 2014. Undergraduate enrollment is projected to 
increase 14 percent from 17.3 million to 19.8 million students 
between 2014 and 2025.'' The 10-year accomplishment report of 
the Resident Tuition Support program noted that many grantees 
drop out on their path to a degree and 41 percent graduate from 
college in 6 years. According to the most recent data 
available, about 60 percent of students nationwide who began 
seeking a bachelor's degree in 2008 completed that degree 
within 6 years, compared to approximately 51 percent in the 
Resident Tuition Support program. It is important for the 
program to realize a return on its investment, wherein every 
grantee earns a college degree. Given the changing landscape in 
nationwide college enrollment and graduation rates, the 
Committee directs GAO to conduct a review of the D.C. TAG 
program. This review should assess, to the extent possible, 
trends in eligibility, enrollment, performance and outcomes, 
and describe the steps taken to provide support to current 
participants. The review should also consider other available 
resources for the program and provide an analysis of 
scholarship programs offered by other municipalities in the 
United States, including a comparison of participant 
requirements, administrative expenses, outcomes and funding 
sources.
    In addition, the Committee directs that the State 
Superintendent shall include, as a component of the fiscal year 
2018 budget justification submission, an annual update of the 
District's efforts, including research findings, to enhance the 
retention, persistence, and graduation rates of program 
participants, including early awareness and readiness 
initiatives to promote academic college preparation, guidance, 
and other support mechanisms and partnerships. The budget 
justification should also describe the status and effectiveness 
of cost containment measures instituted.

   FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND SECURITY COSTS IN THE 
                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $13,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      34,895,000
Committee recommendation................................      34,895,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This Federal payment provides funds for emergency planning 
and security costs related to the presence of the Federal 
Government in the District of Columbia and surrounding 
jurisdictions.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $34,895,000, 
for emergency planning and security costs, which is equal to 
the request. The Committee recommendation includes $14,900,000 
to meet the District's regular, expected annual planning and 
security costs and $19,995,000 for one-time costs associated 
with the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. The 2017 request 
includes a greater amount for the District's inaugural expenses 
than for prior inauguration years. In addition, as of June 2016 
the District has over $24 million in unobligated balances in 
this account that remain available until expended. As has been 
the case with past inaugurations, any shortfall between the 
request and actual inaugural expenses incurred by the District 
can be covered through the use of existing unobligated balances 
in the District's emergency planning and security account, the 
account used to fund DC's inaugural expenses; a subsequent 
appropriation; or funding from other Federal sources.
    The Committee directs the District of Columbia to submit a 
detailed budget justification for emergency planning and 
security with its funding request for fiscal year 2018. The 
Committee further directs the District of Columbia to submit, 
within 60 days of the end of fiscal year 2017, a report to the 
House and the Senate Committees on Appropriations detailing the 
purposes and amounts expended using the funds, particularly 
noting any deviation from the original proposed spending.

           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $274,401,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     274,681,000
Committee recommendation................................     274,681,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Under the National Capital Revitalization and Self-
Government Improvement Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33, title 
XI), the Federal Government is required to finance the District 
of Columbia Courts, the judicial branch of the District of 
Columbia government. This Federal payment to the District of 
Columbia Courts funds the operations of the District of 
Columbia Court of Appeals, Superior Court, the Court System, 
and the Capital Improvement Program. By law, the annual budget 
includes estimates of the expenditures for the operations of 
the Courts prepared by the Joint Committee on Judicial 
Administration, the Court's policy-making body, as well as the 
President's recommendation for funding the Courts' operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment to the District 
of Columbia Courts of $274,681,000, which is $280,000 above the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level. This amount includes 
$14,414,000 for the Court of Appeals, $125,961,000 for the 
Superior Court, $75,585,000 for the Court System, and 
$58,721,000 for capital improvements to courthouse facilities.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR DEFENDER SERVICES IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $49,890,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      49,890,000
Committee recommendation................................      49,890,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The District of Columbia Courts appoint and compensate 
attorneys to represent persons who are financially unable to 
obtain such representation. The Defender Services programs 
provide counsel for indigent persons who are charged with 
criminal offenses, for family proceedings involving child 
abuse, neglect, and termination of parental rights, and for 
guardianship proceedings for protection of mentally 
incapacitated individuals and minors whose parents are 
deceased.
    In addition to legal representation, these programs provide 
indigent persons with services such as transcripts of court 
proceedings, expert witness testimony, foreign and sign 
language interpretation, and investigations and genetic 
testing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $49,890,000 
for Defender Services in the District of Columbia Courts. This 
is the same as the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and the same 
as the budget request.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY 
                      FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $244,763,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     248,008,000
Committee recommendation................................     248,008,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency [CSOSA] 
for the District of Columbia is an independent Federal agency 
created by the National Capital Revitalization and Self-
Government Improvement Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33, title 
XI). CSOSA acquired the operational responsibilities for the 
former District agencies in charge of probation and parole, and 
houses the Pretrial Services Agency within its framework. The 
mission of CSOSA is to increase public safety, prevent crime, 
reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of 
justice in close collaboration with the community.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $248,008,000, 
which is the same as the request. Of this amount, $65,287,000 
is designated for the Pretrial Services Agency and $182,721,000 
is designated for the Community Supervision Program.
    The Community Supervision Program's [CSP] challenge in 
effectively supervising and reducing recidivism among the 
offender population is substantial. Many offenders have 
significant needs, are a high risk to public safety and are 
prone to recidivate. Offenders who fail to successfully 
complete supervision and/or recidivate place an enormous burden 
on the offender's family, the community and the entire criminal 
justice system.
    The Committee notes that CSP research of offender outcomes 
has shown that, compared to the total supervised population, 
offenders who recidivate are more likely to be younger, test 
positive for drugs, have unstable housing, lack employment, be 
supervised as part of a mental health caseload, and be assessed 
by CSP at the highest risk levels. The Committee supports the 
CSP's efforts to continue to adjust its programs and reallocate 
resources toward effective supervision of the highest risk and 
highest need offenders.
    The Committee also notes the efforts of the Pretrial 
Services Agency to ensure public safety through high quality 
risk-assessment, supervision, testing and treatment procedures. 
Funds provided will help support efforts to improve 
identification of defendants who pose a higher risk of pretrial 
failure, enhance supervision and oversight of these defendants, 
and work with local partners to expand services and support for 
persons with substance dependence and mental health needs. In 
addition, the bill also includes a one-time increase for the 
Pretrial Services Agency for the costs associated with 
information technology requirements necessary for the 
establishment of a comprehensive in-house synthetics testing 
program. This funding will remain available until September 30, 
2019. These resources will support redesign of the existing 
drug management system to accommodate additional substances for 
testing, including additional synthetics, and allow PSA to 
provide critical trend information to enhance public safety.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF 
                                COLUMBIA

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $40,889,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      41,829,000
Committee recommendation................................      41,829,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Public Defender Service [PDS] for the District of 
Columbia, an independent organization established by a District 
of Columbia statute (16 D.C. Code 2-1601-1608), has a distinct 
mission to provide and promote quality legal representation 
services within the District of Columbia justice system. PDS 
provides legal representation to indigent adults and children 
facing loss of liberty and provides support in the form of 
training, consultation, and legal reference services to members 
of the local bar appointed as counsel in criminal, juvenile, 
and mental health cases involving indigent individuals.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment to the Public 
Defender Service for the District of Columbia of $41,829,000, 
which is equal to the budget request.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $14,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      14,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Approximately one-third of the District of Columbia is 
served by a combined sewer system, constructed by the Federal 
Government in 1890, in which both sanitary waste and storm 
water flow through the same pipes. When the collection system 
or the Blue Plains treatment plant reach capacity, typically 
during periods of heavy rainfall, the system is designed to 
overflow the excess water. This mixture of sewage and storm 
water runoff is discharged to the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, 
Rock Creek, and tributary waters between 60 and 75 times each 
year. Under a judicial consent decree entered on March 23, 
2005, the Water and Sewer Authority is undertaking a 20-year, 
$2,600,000,000 sewer construction program to reduce combined 
sewer overflows [CSO]. The Clean Rivers Project includes deep 
underground storage tunnels, side tunnels to reduce flooding, 
pump station rehabilitation, and the elimination of over a 
dozen CSO outfalls along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers and 
Rock Creek. When completed in 2025, this project is expected to 
vastly improve water quality and significantly reduce 
contaminated discharges into and debris in our Nation's capital 
waterways as well as improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $14,000,000 
to be matched by at least $14,000,000 provided by the Water and 
Sewer Authority (DC Water), to continue implementation of the 
Long-Term Combined Sewer Overflow Control Plan. This is the 
same as the fiscal year 2016 enacted level.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $1,900,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       2,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council [CJCC] provides a 
forum for District of Columbia and Federal law enforcement to 
identify criminal justice issues and solutions, and improve the 
coordination of their efforts. In addition, the CJCC developed 
and maintains the Justice Integrated Information System which 
provides for the sharing of information with Federal and local 
law enforcement.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $2,000,000 to 
CJCC. This is $100,000 above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level 
and the same as the budget request.
    The Committee directs the CJCC to submit annual performance 
measures in an annual report to accompany the fiscal year 2018 
budget justification, which should also describe progress made 
on specific CJCC initiatives.

                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSIONS

Appropriations, 2016....................................        $565,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................         585,000
Committee recommendation................................         585,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Judicial Nomination Commission [JNC] recommends a panel 
of three candidates to the President for each judicial vacancy 
in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior 
Court. From the panel selected by the JNC, the President 
nominates a person for each vacancy and submits his or her name 
for confirmation to the Senate. The Commission on Judicial 
Disabilities and Tenure [CJDT] has jurisdiction over all judges 
of the Court of Appeals and Superior Court and makes 
determinations as to whether a judge's conduct warrants 
disciplinary action and whether involuntary retirement of a 
judge for health reasons is warranted. In addition, the CJDT 
conducts evaluations of judges seeking reappointment and judges 
who retire and wish to continue service as a senior judge.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $585,000 as a Federal payment for 
the judicial commissions, of which $275,000 is designated for 
the Judicial Nomination Commission and $310,000 is designated 
for the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure. This 
amount is the same as the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and 
the budget request. Funds shall remain available until 
September 30, 2018.

                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $45,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      43,200,000
Committee recommendation................................      45,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    As authorized by Scholarships for Opportunity and Results 
Act (SOAR Act) and as part of a three-part comprehensive 
funding strategy, the District of Columbia receives funds for 
District of Columbia Public Schools, Public Charter Schools and 
Opportunity Scholarships. The intent of this comprehensive 
funding approach was to ensure progress and improvement of DCPS 
and public charter schools, while ensuring continued funding to 
support the Opportunity Scholarship Program for students to 
attend private schools.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $45,000,000 
for school improvement which is the same as the fiscal year 
2016 enacted level and $1,800,000 above the budget request. 
These funds are allocated as follows: $15,000,000 for District 
of Columbia Public Schools, $15,000,000 for Public Charter 
Schools and $15,000,000 for Opportunity Scholarships.
    The Administration proposed and the recommendation provides 
$3,200,000, within the total provided, for the administrative, 
parental assistance, student academic assistance, and 
evaluation costs of the opportunity scholarship program. The 
level of funding for these activities is above the levels 
authorized by SOAR. However, the Committee supports the 
Administration's request and believes that it is critical that 
additional funding be provided to effectively administer the 
program, to increase parental assistance and outreach, and to 
provide academic assistance to students.

              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE D.C. NATIONAL GUARD

Appropriations, 2016....................................        $435,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................         450,000
Committee recommendation................................         450,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Major General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of 
Columbia National Guard Retention and College Access Program 
provides tuition assistance for nonresident District of 
Columbia National Guard members.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $450,000 for 
the D.C. National Guard designated for the Major General David 
F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National Guard Retention 
and College Access Program. This amount is $15,000 above the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.

                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR HIV/AIDS PREVENTION

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $5,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       5,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Based on the national HIV/AIDS case based reporting system, 
the District has among the highest AIDS diagnosis rates in the 
country. Currently, 2.5 percent of the population was diagnosed 
and is living with HIV. The District has established an 
evidence-based strategy of expanding routine HIV screening and 
early diagnosis, linkage and retention into care and treatment 
and population-level interventions that achieve large 
prevention impact.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation includes a Federal payment of 
$5,000,000 to support testing and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE FEDERAL CITY SHELTER

Appropriations, 2016....................................................
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      $9,000,000
Committee recommendation................................................

    The budget requests a new special Federal payment to 
redevelop a homeless shelter in the District of Columbia.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee is unable to support the request for a new 
special Federal payment to the District of Columbia. The 
Federal City Shelter, operated by the Community for Creative 
Non-Violence, is owned by the District and maintained by the DC 
Department of General Services. The Committee notes that both 
the Office of the Mayor and the Council of the District of 
Columbia are working on comprehensive plans to overhaul the 
shelters in the District of Columbia and that both local funds 
and other Federal funding sources may be available to address 
housing needs.

                       District of Columbia Funds

    The Committee recommends, for the operating expenses of the 
District of Columbia, the amount as set forth in the enrolled 
version of the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request Act of 2016, 
District of Columbia Bill 21-668, as may be amended.
    Budget Autonomy.--The Founding Fathers recognized the 
importance of establishing a seat for the Federal Government. 
Accordingly, article I, section 8 of the Constitution provides 
that Congress exercises ``exclusive Legislation in all Cases 
whatsoever'' in the District of Columbia. The Supreme Court has 
held in the case of Palmore v. United States that this clause 
vests Congress with ``plenary'' authority to exercise powers to 
legislate for all matters in the District. Pursuant to this 
Constitutional power, Congress enacted the District of Columbia 
Home Rule Act in 1973. The District government holds only the 
powers that Congress granted it through the Home Rule Act. 
Though that act granted the District substantial powers of 
local self-government, it expressly preserved Congressional 
authority to review and affirmatively approve all District 
obligations and expenditures. The Home Rule Act did not grant 
the Government of the District of Columbia authority to change 
the longstanding process through which the District Government 
transmits its budget request to the President for submission to 
Congress, with all amounts--local or otherwise--becoming 
available for obligation or expenditure only in accordance with 
an act of Congress. Indeed, section 603 of the Home Rule Act 
explicitly provided that the act made ``no change in existing 
law, regulation, or basic procedure and practice relating to 
the respective roles of the Congress, the President, the 
Federal Office of Management and Budget, and the Comptroller 
General of the United States in the preparation, review, 
submission, examination, authorization, and appropriation of 
the total budget of the District of Columbia Government.'' 
Because section 603 is not part of the District Charter, it 
cannot be amended by the District Council or voters. The 
President acknowledges that only an act of Congress may change 
the District's budget process, as his budget submissions over 
the past several years have included language requesting that 
Congress enact legislation in this area. The President even 
included such language in his fiscal year 2015, 2016, and 2017 
budgets, all of which he submitted after the District purported 
to pass its Budget Autonomy Act, suggesting that the President 
believes the District lacked authority to pass the act and that 
it was, therefore, ineffective. Furthermore, the Budget 
Autonomy Act had no effect on the applicability of the 
Antideficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 1341), which bars ``an officer or 
employee of the United States Government or of the District of 
Columbia government'' from incurring obligations or making 
expenditures that exceed the amount appropriated by law.

                                TITLE V

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

             Administrative Conference of the United States

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $3,100,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       3,200,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,100,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Administrative Conference of the United States [ACUS] 
is an independent agency and advisory committee created to 
study administrative processes in order to recommend 
improvements to Congress and agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,100,000 for ACUS for fiscal 
year 2017.

                  Commodity Futures Trading Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $250,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     330,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     250,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] was 
established as an independent agency by the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 1389; 7 U.S.C. 4a). 
The Commission administers the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 
section 1, et seq.
    The CFTC oversees our Nation's futures, options and swaps 
markets. The Commission's mission is to foster transparent, 
open, competitive and financially sound derivatives markets. 
Effective oversight by the CFTC protects market participants 
from fraud, manipulation and abusive practices, and protects 
the public and our economy from systemic risk related to 
derivatives.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $250,000,000 
for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
    The Committee recommendation includes $50,000,000 for the 
purchase of information technology. The Committee highlights 
the crucial need for the CFTC to make mission-critical 
investments in technology to sort through the vast volume of 
data and information generated daily by markets. The CFTC's 
responsibilities to conduct effective oversight and analysis of 
the swaps and futures markets requires greater attention to and 
investments in its information technology systems.
    The Committee recommendation for fiscal year 2017 includes 
$3,000,000 for the OIG. Of this amount, not more than $479,900 
should be for overhead expenses.
    Spending Plan.--The Committee directs the CFTC to submit, 
within 30 days of enactment, a detailed spending plan for the 
allocation of the funds made available, displayed by discrete 
program, project, and activity, including staffing projections, 
specifying both FTEs and contractors, and planned investments 
in information technology.
    The Committee remains concerned that the CFTC has made 
long-term budgetary and leasing decisions based on the agency's 
requested budget level rather than on its enacted 
appropriation. Given the agency's budget request has far 
exceeded the appropriated amount it received in recent years, 
the CFTC Inspector General has criticized the agency for 
allowing ``hope to trump experience'' in long-term budgeting 
decisions.
    Leasing Practices.--The Committee is deeply concerned with 
the leasing practices of the CFTC. The Government 
Accountability Office [GAO] ruled in February that the CFTC 
failed to properly record its lease obligations in violation of 
the recording statute, 31 U.S.C. 1501(a)(1), which is expected 
to result in the CFTC reporting an Antideficiency Act 
violation. This is particularly troubling given similar 
violations at the Securities and Exchange Commission were 
brought to light in 2011, yet CFTC leadership failed to correct 
these problems. Moreover, GAO released a study in April that 
documented the Commission's failure to make lease procurement 
decisions that were cost-effective and consistent with internal 
control standards. The CFTC Inspector General estimates that 
the Commission will spend between $44,700,000 and $56,600,000 
on empty office space over the terms of its current leases. 
Given the agency's recurring appeals for additional funding, 
the Committee remains concerned that a significant amount of 
taxpayer money that could otherwise be used to protect 
investors and ensure our markets are free from fraud, 
manipulation and other abuses is instead spent on unneeded 
office space. The Committee expects the CFTC to work through 
GSA on future lease agreements and renewals.
    Collective Bargaining Agreements.--The Committee is aware 
of negotiations at the Commission concerning a collective 
bargaining agreement for agency employees. The Anti-Deficiency 
Act requires that agencies ensure that the cost of agreements 
made in collective bargaining be constrained by the dollar 
limitations of their appropriations. As such, the Committee 
directs the CFTC to not increase agency personnel or benefit 
costs through excessive hiring or collective bargaining 
agreement negotiations that would result in furloughs, 
reductions-in-force, or a hiring freeze that could compromise 
the agency's ability to carry out its mission of fostering open 
and transparent markets and protecting market users from fraud, 
manipulation, and abusive practices.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $125,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     130,500,000
Committee recommendation................................     124,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC] is an 
independent regulatory agency that was established on May 14, 
1973, and is responsible for protecting the public against 
unreasonable risks of injury from consumer products; assisting 
consumers to evaluate the comparative safety of consumer 
products; developing uniform safety standards for consumer 
products and minimizing conflicting State and local 
regulations; and promoting research and investigation into the 
causes and prevention of product-related deaths, illnesses, and 
injuries.
    In carrying out its mandate, the CPSC establishes mandatory 
product safety standards, where appropriate, to reduce the 
unreasonable risk of injury to consumers from consumer 
products; helps industry develop voluntary safety standards; 
bans unsafe products if it finds that a safety standard is not 
feasible; monitors recalls of defective products; informs and 
educates consumers about product hazards; conducts research and 
develops test methods; collects and publishes injury and hazard 
data; and promotes uniform product regulations by governmental 
units.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $124,000,000 for the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission. This amount is $1,000,000 below the 
enacted level due to one-time costs provided in fiscal year 
2016 for third-party test burden reduction.
    Flame Retardant Chemicals.--As the Commission considers new 
upholstered furniture flammability standards, the Committee 
encourages the Commission to take steps to reduce or limit the 
use of flame retardant chemicals pursuant to its consumer 
products safety rule authority (15 U.S.C. 2058). In 2012, the 
Commission released a study that indicates that flame retardant 
chemicals, as currently used in upholstered furniture foam, 
have no practical impact on flammability.
    Furniture Tip-Overs.--Furniture tip-overs, particularly 
televisions, remain a serious risk to children and consumers. 
The Committee encourages the Commission to continue to engage 
with industry, consumer groups, and the public to increase 
efforts to limit or mitigate the risk associated with furniture 
tip-overs.
    Recreational Off-highway Vehicles.--The Committee is 
encouraged by reports of significant positive engagement 
between CPSC and stakeholders regarding efforts to use the 
voluntary standard process to develop improved safety standards 
for recreational off-highway vehicles [ROVs] in lieu of 
mandatory standards through rulemaking. The Committee, however, 
remains concerned that mandatory rulemaking regarding ROVs has 
not been terminated or removed from the Commission's agenda. 
The Committee directs CPSC to submit a report within 60 days of 
enactment to the Committees on Appropriations detailing the 
status of the voluntary standards and the Commission's 
intentions with respect to the mandatory rulemaking.
    Youth Sports Concussion.--Within 180 days of enactment, 
CPSC shall report to the Committee on voluntary industry 
standards and product labeling requirements for youth sports 
protective headgear and helmets, including Commission 
participation and Commission employee involvement in voluntary 
standards activities.
    Liquid Detergent Packets.--The Committee is aware of recent 
studies on children's risk for poisoning due to liquid 
detergent packets and recognizes that recent voluntary 
recommendations adopted by industry are a positive step. The 
Committee encourages CPSC to continue its work with the 
standards-setting community to ensure adequate product 
standards, update them as necessary, and educate the public on 
appropriate product usage.

                     Election Assistance Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $9,600,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       9,800,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,600,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Election Assistance Commission [EAC] was created by the 
Help America Vote Act of 2002 [HAVA] (Public Law 107-252) and 
is charged with implementing provisions of that act relating to 
the reform of Federal election administration.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $9,600,000 for EAC's administrative 
expenses, which is equal to the fiscal year 2016 enacted level. 
The Committee bill requires that $1,500,000 of these funds be 
transferred to the National Institute for Standards and 
Technology [NIST] for technical assistance related to the 
development of voluntary State voting systems guidelines.
    Within 30 days of the transfer, the Director of NIST (or 
designee) shall provide to the Executive Director (or Acting) 
of the EAC and the Committee an expenditure plan for the funds 
that includes: (1) the number and position title and office of 
each staff person doing work and amount of time each staff 
person spends on that work; (2) the specific tasks accomplished 
including length of time needed to accomplish the task; (3) an 
explanation of expenditures, including contracts and grants, 
and use of the EAC funding transferred to NIST (including 
enumeration of funds); and (4) an explanation of how the work 
accomplished relates to mandated activities under HAVA. 
Finally, the Executive Director (or Acting) of the EAC and 
Director of NIST (or designee) shall work together to set 
priorities for the work outlined in order to meet timelines.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $384,012,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     358,286,000
Committee recommendation................................     341,315,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Communications Commission [FCC] is charged with 
regulating interstate and international communications by 
radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. The FCC is also 
charged with promoting the safety of life and property through 
wire and radio communications. The mandate of the FCC under the 
Communications Act is to make available to all people of the 
United States a rapid, efficient, nationwide, and worldwide 
wire and radio communication service. The FCC performs five 
major functions to fulfill this charge: (1) spectrum 
allocation; (2) creating rules to promote fair competition and 
protect consumers where required by market conditions; (3) 
authorization of service; (4) enhancing public safety and 
homeland security; and (5) enforcement.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $341,315,000 
for the Salaries and Expenses of the FCC for fiscal year 2017. 
Of this amount, the Committee dedicates $16,866,992 to moving 
expenses for the FCC's expiring lease for its headquarters 
building that will be utilized to either relocate operations to 
a new facility with substantially reduced square footage and 
lower rental expenses or to significantly reduce the agency's 
leased space at its current location and restack employees 
within the smaller footprint. Within 30 days of the end of each 
quarter, the FCC is directed to provide moving expenditure 
reports to the Committee with itemized amounts and descriptions 
of all moving expenditures. In recent years, the Commission has 
prioritized politically polarizing rulemaking at the expense of 
the agency's mission-critical work. It is the Committee's hope 
that the Commission will better allocate the resources it 
receives in fiscal year 2017 to more effectively fulfill the 
agency's core responsibilities under the Communications Act. 
The total appropriation of $341,315,000 will be derived from 
offsetting collections.
    The Committee also recommends that up to $117,000,000 be 
retained from spectrum auction activities to fund the 
administrative expenses of conducting such auctions.
    The Committee has included language (section 501) to extend 
FCC's exemption from the Anti-deficiency Act [ADA] until 
December 31, 2018.
    The Committee has included language (section 502) that 
prohibits the FCC from enacting certain recommendations 
regarding universal service that were made by the Joint Board 
of FCC members and State utility commissioners.
    Joint Sales Agreements.--On May 25, 2016, the U.S. Court of 
Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated the FCC's March 31, 2014, 
order attributing, and thereby effectively prohibiting, most TV 
joint sales agreements [JSAs]. Last year, the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-113), grandfathered 
existing TV JSAs through September 30, 2025. The Committee is 
now including a provision in title VI to reiterate Congress' 
strong support for the continuing operation of existing TV 
JSAs, regardless of the assignment or transfer of the stations 
involved in those agreements, and strongly opposes any new 
Commission action to attribute JSAs.
    Incentive Auction.--The Committee is gravely concerned with 
the impact the incentive auction will have on television 
broadcasters required to relocate during the repacking process. 
The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 
(Public Law 112-96) established the TV Broadcaster Relocation 
Fund into which $1,750,000,000 will be deposited to cover 
repacking costs associated with relocating broadcasters to new 
channel assignments. Despite assurances from the FCC that the 
Relocation Fund will cover broadcasters' relocation expenses, 
the Committee remains concerned that $1,750,000,000 will be 
insufficient. The Committee is also concerned that the 39-month 
deadline for stations to be repacked following the auction will 
be insufficient.
    The Commission is directed to immediately notify the House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the Senate Committee 
on Commerce, and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce 
should additional relocation funding be necessary or should 
problems arise in meeting the Commission's transition deadline.
    Not later than 90 days after the completion of the forward 
auction or 30 days after enactment of this act, the Commission 
is directed to submit a preliminary auctions report to the 
Committee. The report should include but not be limited to 
information relating to how many broadcast television stations 
have submitted reimbursement forms; the aggregate amount of 
reimbursements requested from the TV Broadcaster Relocation 
Fund; an estimate of what resources are available to reimburse 
costs; how many television stations will be required to 
relocate to a new channel assignment; and the status of 
spectrum coordination with Canada and Mexico.
    Not later than 240 days after the completion of the forward 
auction, the Commission is directed to submit to the Committee 
another report that includes but is not limited to information 
relating to the construction schedule for relocating television 
stations; whether broadcast television viewers will face any 
service disruptions from new channel assignments; and an 
estimate of the impact the repacking process on rural areas and 
television broadcast translator services.
    ATSC 3.0.--As a result of the spectrum incentive auction, 
numerous television broadcast stations will be required to move 
to newly designated channel assignments that could require the 
purchase of new antennas, transmitters, transmission lines, and 
other facilities. Separately, the Advanced Television Systems 
Committee is moving forward with an innovative, next-generation 
Internet protocol-based broadcast standard [ATSC 3.0], and will 
be filing a petition with the Commission to approve this new 
standard. ATSC 3.0 equipment is expected to be commercially 
available in time for the repacking required by the spectrum 
incentive auction. The Committee urges the Commission to move 
forward with the ATSC 3.0 standard as expeditiously as possible 
so that TV broadcasters may purchase the facilities they need 
without wasting limited funds on outdated, unnecessary 
equipment.
    Wireless Support.--The Committee includes a provision that 
would provide certainty to rural wireless broadband users and 
carriers across the Nation as the Federal Communications 
Commission continues to develop a new framework for parts of 
the Universal Service Fund. The provision reaffirms the intent 
of current regulations adopted by the Commission (47 CFR 
54.307(e)(5) and (e)(6)) that provide that competitive eligible 
telecommunications carriers will continue to receive reliable 
support until Mobility Fund Phase II is implemented. The 
Committee preserves the Commission's flexibility to develop 
nationwide replacement mechanisms for high-cost support, which 
could include Mobility Fund Phase II, another support 
mechanism, or set of support mechanisms and a separate but 
complementary Alaska-specific support mechanism. The Committee 
does not intend that this section will limit the Commission's 
consideration, development, or adoption of a replacement 
mechanism other than Mobility Fund Phase II or a separate 
Alaska-specific support mechanism.
    Enhanced Underwriting Announcements.--The Committee 
understands that in the current economic environment, Non-
Commercial Educational [NCE] Public Interest Obligation [PIO] 
license holders are facing financial challenges and looking for 
new and efficient ways of operating. It is important to ensure 
that NCE PIO standards for enhanced underwriting announcements 
are applied uniformly for all such stations. Therefore, the 
Committee encourages the FCC to work with all broadcasters to 
consider their intent when reviewing and interpreting the NCE 
PIO guidelines and to provide parity in treatment to all 
stations.
    Call Completion in Rural Areas.--The FCC shall report to 
the Committee within 90 days of enactment of this act detailing 
the Commission's efforts to resolve call completion issues and 
to prevent discriminatory delivery of calls to any area of the 
country. The report shall include information on the number of 
call completion complaints filed with the Commission in the 
previous 12 months and on the Commission's resulting 
enforcement actions.
    Universal Service Reform.--The Committee remains concerned 
regarding waste, fraud, and abuse within the Universal Service 
Fund. The Committee encourages the FCC to continue prioritizing 
the expansion of broadband availability in unserved rural areas 
through the Connect America Fund.
    Drive Testing.--The Committee directs the FCC to conduct a 
feasibility study of conducting mobile broadband coverage drive 
testing in rural areas. The Commission is directed to report 
the results of the study to the Committee within 180 days of 
enactment.
    Broadband Connectivity on Tribal Lands.--The Committee 
remains concerned about the lack of access to broadband 
services on tribal lands. American Indian, Alaska Native, and 
Native Hawaiian communities face significant obstacles to the 
deployment of broadband infrastructure, including high buildout 
costs, limited financial resources that deter investment by 
commercial providers, and a lack of technical training and 
expertise within many such communities to undertake deployment 
and adoption planning. Sixty-eight percent of residents on 
rural, tribal lands lack access to fixed broadband service, 
which is seven times worse than the national average. The 
Committee directs the Commission to set interim goals and 
performance measures for increasing access to broadband on 
tribal lands, and directs $500,000 to support consultation with 
federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and 
entities related to Hawaiian home lands.
    National Broadband Map.--The Committee is concerned that 
the data the FCC makes available in the National Broadband Map 
may not be fully accurate, complete, and reliable. Accordingly, 
the Committee directs the FCC to report to Congress on the 
actions the FCC plans to take to address the current 
limitations of the data in the National Broadband Map or any 
successor maps.
    Consumer Complaints Database.--The Committee encourages the 
FCC to analyze information from the consumer complaints 
database to identify potential enforcement actions and/or 
changes to current FCC policies.
    Electronic Comment Filing System.--The FCC's Electronic 
Comment Filing System [EFCS] serves as the repository for 
official records in the FCC's docketed proceedings and 
rulemakings from 1992 to the present. Although it is intended 
to allow consumers to research, retrieve, view, and print any 
document in the system, EFCS is cumbersome and difficult to 
use. The Committee encourages the FCC to modernize EFCS as part 
of its overall information technology reform efforts.
    Commission Transparency.--The Committee directs the FCC to 
identify any changes made to an item after its adoption by the 
Commission, at the time such item is published.
    Coordination on Rural Communications Services.--The 
Committee recognizes the FCC's vital role in preserving and 
advancing universal communications services. The Committee 
encourages the FCC to coordinate efforts with the Rural Utility 
Service to optimize the use of limited resources and promote 
broadband deployment in rural America.
    Information Technology Reform.--The Committee directs the 
Commission to report to the Committee within 6 months on how it 
will prioritize future IT reform efforts and identify the most 
important IT systems to be modernized.
    Connect America Fund II Accountability.--As the Connect 
America Fund [CAF-II] is implemented, it is important to the 
Committee that taxpayer dollars are used effectively and 
efficiently to make broadband service available in communities 
that currently lack it. The Committee requests that the 
Commission regularly update Congress on the new broadband 
service made through CAF-II and on the Commission's oversight 
efforts to make sure that providers receiving CAF-II funds are 
compliant with relevant program regulations and policies. The 
Commission's updates should include information about the 
effectiveness of the FCC Form 477, which requires broadband 
providers to self-report data about where they offer broadband 
service, and whether improvements to the Form 477 or to the 
Commission's oversight of the CAF-II program are necessary to 
ensure that taxpayer dollars are used effectively and 
efficiently.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $34,568,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      35,958,000
Committee recommendation................................      35,958,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] Office of 
Inspector General [OIG] conducts audits, investigations, and 
other reviews to assist and augment the FDIC's contribution to 
the stability of, and public confidence in, the Nation's 
financial system. A separate appropriation more effectively 
ensures the OIG's independence consistent with the Inspector 
General Act of 1978 and other legislation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $35,958,000 for the FDIC inspector 
general, the same as the budget request and $1,390,000 more 
than the fiscal year 2016 enacted level. Funds are to be 
derived from the Deposit Insurance Fund and the Federal Savings 
and Loan Insurance Corporation resolution fund.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $76,119,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      80,540,000
Committee recommendation................................      79,119,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Election Commission [FEC] was created through 
the 1974 Amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 
1971 (Public Law 93-443). Consistent with its duty of executing 
our Nation's Federal campaign finance laws, and in pursuit of 
its mission of maintaining public faith in the integrity of the 
Federal campaign finance system, the FEC conducts three major 
regulatory programs: (1) providing public disclosure of funds 
raised and spent to influence Federal elections; (2) enforcing 
compliance with restrictions on contributions and expenditures 
made to influence Federal elections; and (3) administering 
public financing of Presidential campaigns.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $79,119,000 for the Federal 
Election Commission. The recommendation includes $8,000,000 to 
cover expenses associated with the expiration of the FEC's 
lease.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $26,200,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      27,062,000
Committee recommendation................................      26,200,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Labor Relations Authority [FLRA] is an 
independent administrative Federal agency created by title VII 
of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-454) 
with a mission to carry out five statutory responsibilities in 
relation to the Federal workforce: (1) determining the 
appropriateness of units for labor organization representation; 
(2) resolving complaints of unfair labor practices; (3) 
adjudicating exceptions to arbitrator's awards; (4) 
adjudicating legal issues relating to the duty to bargain; and 
(5) resolving impasses during negotiations.
    The FLRA's authority is divided by law and by delegation 
among a three-member authority and an Office of General 
Counsel, appointed by the President and subject to Senate 
confirmation; and the Federal Service Impasses Panel, which 
consists of seven part-time members appointed by the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $26,200,000 
for the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $306,900,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     342,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     306,900,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Trade Commission [FTC] administers a variety of 
Federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. Activities in 
the antitrust area include detection and elimination of illegal 
collusion, anticompetitive mergers, unlawful single-firm 
conduct, and injurious vertical agreements. The FTC enforces 
consumer protection laws involving advertising, marketing, and 
financial practices; fights consumer fraud; and addresses 
privacy and identity protection concerns.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $306,900,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the FTC for fiscal year 2017.
    The Congressional Budget Office estimates $125,000,000 of 
collections from Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger filing fees and 
$15,000,000 of collections from Do-Not-Call fees will partially 
offset the appropriation requirement for this account. The 
total amount of direct appropriations for this account is 
therefore $166,900,000.
    The Committee recognizes the FTC's mission to preserve 
competition in the marketplace and protect consumers, including 
efforts to improve the security of consumer financial 
transactions. The recommended funding will support these 
necessary endeavors. The recommendation includes funding for 
the FTC Do-Not-Call initiative, of which the entire amount is 
to be derived from the collection of fees.
    Sports Concussion.--According to the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, a concussion is a type of traumatic 
brain injury that can occur in any sport or recreation 
activity.
    Given the potential for real injury to children, the 
Committee encourages the FTC to remain vigilant in its 
enforcement efforts against potential unfair and deceptive 
practices related to sports concussion. The FTC should review 
any National Academies' report on sports-related concussions in 
youth for any matter that may inform efforts to protect 
consumers from unfair or deceptive practices in or affecting 
commerce.
    Contact Lenses.--The Committee is aware of the FTC's 
ongoing review of its contact lens rule and encourages the 
agency to consider modifications that prioritize patient safety 
and strengthen enforcement mechanisms aimed at combating 
illegal sales of contact lenses based on expired or non-
existent prescriptions, while coordinating with the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention to disseminate contact lens 
safety information to consumers.
    Agency Overlap.--The Committee is aware that on March 12, 
2015, the FTC and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [CFPB] 
reauthorized their ongoing Memorandum of Understanding designed 
to facilitate interagency coordination on efforts to protect 
consumers. The Committee directs the FTC to continue to 
maximize efficiencies and avoid duplication of Federal law 
enforcement and regulatory efforts.

                    General Services Administration


                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The General Services Administration [GSA] was established 
by the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 
(Public Law 81-152) when Congress mandated the consolidation of 
the Federal Government's real property and administrative 
services. GSA is organized into the Public Buildings Service, 
the Federal Acquisition Service, the Office of Governmentwide 
Policy, and the Office of Citizen Services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    FBI Headquarters Consolidation.--The Committee supports 
full consolidation of the Federal Bureau of Investigations 
[FBI] headquarters to better support its mission and is 
concerned about further delays in the execution of the FBI 
headquarters project. The Committee expects GSA to adhere to 
the timeline finalized on January 22, 2016. GSA is directed to 
move forward in a transparent manner. GSA is directed to notify 
the Committee immediately should problems arise in meeting the 
established schedule.
    Land Border Partnerships.--The Committee remains concerned 
that GSA is not taking effective steps to improve review 
practices and responsiveness with respect to enter into 
donation or gift agreements with interested parties in the 
border region. The Committee is concerned that if GSA does not 
improve review practices and responsiveness, a significant 
opportunity to demonstrate that this authority can deliver 
results will have been missed and future interest from non-
Federal entities in improving land border infrastructure will 
be effectively discouraged. Not more than 60 days after the 
date of enactment, GSA is directed to report, after 
consultation with relevant Federal agencies, on proposed steps 
to strengthen and improve the review process, including 
imposition of specific deadlines for inter-agency reviews and 
response to pending proposals, and incorporation of an 
evaluation process for assessing impacts to non-Federal 
stakeholders and international trading partners, for donation 
proposals under the provisions of the relevant provisions of 
section 559 of division F of Public Law 113-76, as amended, as 
well as the traditional gift acceptance process provided for 
under 40 U.S.C. 3175. GSA is also directed to submit a detailed 
list of donation and gift proposals for land border ports 
currently under review, and provide a status report on each 
proposal.
    Data Center Consolidation.--The Federal Data Center 
Consolidation Initiative was launched in 2010 to reduce the 
cost and footprint of government data centers and increase IT 
security. The new Data Center Optimization Initiative continues 
to encourage agencies to reduce data centers and utilize cloud-
based services where possible. Given budget constraints and 
limited IT funding, data center consolidation and optimization 
continues to present significant savings opportunities to curb 
spending on underutilized infrastructure. The National Center 
for Critical Information Processing and Storage [NCCIPS] is a 
shared service, multi-tenant Federal data facility that was 
established to consolidate efforts across Federal agencies to 
store and secure data. During the Federal Data Center 
Consolidation Initiative, GSA utilized available infrastructure 
at NCCIPS to consolidate multiple systems and reduce legacy 
costs. The Committee directs GSA to continue taking advantage 
of consolidation efforts to more rapidly achieve IT 
modernization that results in significant cost savings and a 
reduced carbon footprint for GSA's computing environment.
    Sustainable Roofing Systems.--The Committee recognizes the 
importance of providing energy efficient, sustainable, and cost 
effective measures that address more effectively the 
infrastructure needs of Federal agencies. GSA should continue 
to develop sustainable roofing systems that minimize the burden 
on the environment, reduce costs, conserve energy, and extend 
the useful life of roof assets.
    Transportation Technology.--The Committee directs the 
General Services Administration to complete an assessment of 
transportation technologies for those Federal vehicle fleets 
operated by or leased from the General Services Administration 
and submit a report to the Committee that describes, for each 
vehicle fleet: (1) which types of transportation technology the 
agency uses that could be converted to electric transportation 
technology without increasing costs to taxpayers; (2) an 
estimate of how many such plug-in electric drive vehicles could 
be deployed by the General Services Administration and each 
leasing Federal agency by 2020; and (3) the estimated net cost 
to the General Services Administration and each leasing Federal 
agency.
    Consolidation Activities.--The Committee is concerned that 
some consolidation activities by GSA could negatively impact 
Federal agencies with field-based agencies and outreach 
programs when two or more agencies are co-located at the same 
county service center. In those cases, GSA shall take client 
agencies' missions and the importance of ease of access by 
customers into consideration when making decisions about office 
relocations.
    Landscaping Requirements.--The GSA should report to the 
Committee not later than 120 days after enactment on compliance 
with the Federal Acquisition Regulation [FAR] on Sustainable 
Acquisition Policy (Part 23 et seq.) for landscaping contracts 
and its plans to continue compliance in fiscal year 2017.
    Regional Headquarters.--GSA is directed to review and 
report to the Committee on the potential savings that could be 
achieved by the relocation of regional headquarters within the 
New England region from high-cost urban centers to lower-cost 
urban centers. The review should include locations in each 
State in the region and should solicit input from relevant 
state agencies in choosing locations for evaluation.

     FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND--LIMITATIONS ON AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Limitation on availability of revenue:
    Limitation on availability, 2016.................... $10,196,124,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2017...  10,178,338,000
Committee recommendation................................   9,377,869,000

    The Federal Buildings Fund [FBF] finances the activities of 
the Public Buildings Service, which provides space and services 
for Federal agencies in a relationship similar to that of 
landlord and tenant. The FBF, established in 1975, replaces 
direct appropriations by using income derived from rent 
assessments, which approximate commercial rates for comparable 
space and services. The Committee makes funds available through 
a process of placing limitations on obligations from the FBF as 
a way of allocating funds for various FBF activities.

                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION

Limitation on availability, 2016........................  $1,607,738,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2017.......   1,330,522,000
Committee recommendation................................     764,749,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The construction and acquisition fund finances the site, 
design, construction, management, and inspection costs of new 
Federal facilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $764,749,000 for 
construction and acquisition in fiscal year 2017.
    The Committee recommendation includes full funding for the 
FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project and the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service facility at the Pembina, North 
Dakota, U.S. Land Port of Entry, both of which were requested 
in the President's fiscal year 2017 budget.

                        REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS

Limitation on availability, 2016........................    $735,331,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2017.......     841,617,000
Committee recommendation................................     632,539,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Under this activity, the General Services Administration 
[GSA] executes its responsibility for repairs and alterations 
[R&A;] of both Government-owned and -leased facilities under the 
control of GSA.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $632,539,000 for 
repairs and alterations in fiscal year 2017.
    The Committee recommends $289,245,000 for major repairs and 
alterations projects, $301,594,000 for Basic Repairs and 
Alterations, $20,000,000 for the Fire and Life Safety Program, 
and $26,700,000 for the Judiciary Capital Security Program.

                            RENTAL OF SPACE

Limitation on availability, 2016........................  $5,579,055,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2017.......   5,655,581,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,645,581,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The rental of space program funds lease payments made to 
privately owned buildings, temporary space for Federal 
employees during major repair and alteration projects, and 
relocations from Federal buildings due to forced moves and 
relocations as a result of health and safety conditions. GSA is 
responsible for leasing general purpose space and land incident 
thereto for Federal agencies, except in cases where GSA has 
delegated its leasing authority.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $5,645,581,000 for 
rental of space.

                          BUILDING OPERATIONS

Limitation on availability, 2016........................  $2,274,000,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2017.......   2,350,618,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,335,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This activity provides for the operation of all Government-
owned facilities under the jurisdiction of GSA and building 
services in GSA-leased space where the terms of the lease do 
not require the lessor to furnish such services. Services 
included in building operations are cleaning, protection, 
maintenance, payments for utilities and fuel, grounds 
maintenance, and elevator operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $2,335,000,000 for 
building operations.

                         GOVERNMENTWIDE POLICY

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $58,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      64,497,000
Committee recommendation................................      60,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Governmentwide Policy [OGP], working 
cooperatively with other agencies, provides the leadership 
needed to develop and evaluate policies associated with high-
performance green buildings and real property, acquisition 
policy, personal property, travel and transportation 
management, vehicles and aircraft, committee and regulations 
management, and management of Federal spending data. OGP 
collaborates with partner agencies and other stakeholders to 
improve public access to policy information and support data, 
and improve transparency in Government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $60,000,000 
for Governmentwide Policy. Of the amount provided, GSA is 
directed to dedicate not less than $2,000,000 to establishing 
the Unified Shared Services Management Office.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $58,560,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      59,449,000
Committee recommendation................................      58,560,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Operating Expenses supports a variety of operational 
activities which are not feasible or appropriate for a user fee 
arrangement. Major programs include the personal property 
utilization and donation activities of the Federal Acquisition 
Service; the real property utilization and disposal activities 
of the Public Buildings Service; the activities of the Civilian 
Board of Contract Appeals; and the Management and 
Administration activities, including support of Governmentwide 
emergency response and recovery activities, and top-level 
agency-wide management, administration, and communications 
activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $58,560,000 
for Operating Expenses.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $65,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      66,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      65,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation provides agency-wide audit and 
investigative functions to identify and correct management and 
administrative deficiencies within the General Services 
Administration [GSA], which create conditions for existing or 
potential instances of fraud, waste, and mismanagement. The 
audit function provides internal audit and contract audit 
services. Contract audits provide professional advice to GSA 
contracting officials on accounting and financial matters 
relative to the negotiation, award, administration, repricing, 
and settlement of contracts. Internal audits review and 
evaluate all facets of GSA operations and programs, test 
internal control systems, and develop information to improve 
operating efficiencies and enhance customer services. The 
investigative function provides for the detection and 
investigation of improper and illegal activities involving GSA 
programs, personnel, and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $65,000,000 
for the Office of Inspector General. In addition, the Office of 
Inspector General has access to unobligated no-year funds that 
were appropriated in fiscal years 2014, 2015, and 2016.

           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $3,277,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       3,865,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,865,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation currently provides pensions, office 
staffs, and related expenses for former Presidents Jimmy 
Carter, George H.W. Bush, William Clinton, and George W. Bush.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,865,000 for allowances and 
office staff for former Presidents.

                   EXPENSES, PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................................
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      $9,500,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,500,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    In accordance with the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, 
this appropriation will enable GSA to provide transition 
services, including office space, communications services, 
printing, and postage costs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,500,000 for 
presidential transition expenses, which is equal to the fiscal 
year 2017 budget request.

                     FEDERAL CITIZEN SERVICES FUND

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $55,894,000
Budget estimate, 2017\1\................................      58,428,000
Committee recommendation................................      55,894,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Citizen Services Fund provides for the salaries 
and expenses of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative 
Technologies [OCSIT]. OCSIT provides the means for citizens, 
businesses, other governments, and the media to obtain 
information and services easily from the Government via the 
Web, email, printed media, and telephone. OCSIT leads several 
interagency groups to share best practices and develop 
strategies for improving the way Government provides services 
to the American public.
    The Federal Citizen Services [FCS] Fund is financed from 
annual appropriations to pay for the salaries and expenses of 
OCSIT staff and Citizens Services programs. Reimbursements from 
Federal agencies pay for the direct costs of information 
services OCSIT provides on their behalf. The FCS Fund also 
receives funding from user fees for publications ordered by the 
public, payments from private entities for services rendered, 
and gifts from the public. All income is available without 
regard to fiscal year limitations, but is subject to an annual 
aggregate expenditure limit as set forth in appropriation acts.

                        committee recommendation

    The Committee recommends $55,894,000 for the Federal 
Citizen Services Fund.

                         IT MODERNIZATION FUND

Appropriations, 2016....................................................
Budget Request, 2017....................................    $100,000,000
Committee recommendation................................................

    The budget requests the establishment of a new account, 
contingent upon enactment of authorizing legislation, to 
modernize information technology across the government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    Given little progress in enacting authorizing legislation 
necessary to establish this fund and persistent oversight and 
accountability concerns relating to shifting IT spending away 
from the appropriations process, the Committee does not provide 
funding for this account and encourages OMB to work with 
Federal agencies, as appropriate, to include proposals to 
retire legacy IT systems in agencies' respective fiscal year 
2018 budget requests.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Section 510 authorizes GSA to use funds for the hire of 
passenger motor vehicles.
    Section 511 authorizes GSA to transfer funds within the 
Federal buildings fund to meet program requirements.
    Section 512 requires that the fiscal year 2018 budget 
request meet certain standards.
    Section 513 provides that no funds may be used to increase 
the amount of occupiable square feet, provide cleaning 
services, security enhancements, or any other service usually 
provided, to any agency which does not pay the requested rate.
    Section 514 continues the provision that permits GSA to pay 
small claims less than $250,000 made against the Government.
    Section 515 provides that certain lease agreements must 
conform to an approved prospectus.
    Section 516 requires a GSA spending plan for certain 
accounts and programs.

                 Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $1,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................................
Committee recommendation................................       1,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation is an independent 
agency established by Congress in 1975 (Public Law 93-642) to 
encourage exceptional college students to pursue careers in 
public service through the Truman Scholarship program. The 
Truman Scholarship is a merit-based award available to college 
juniors who plan to pursue careers in Government or elsewhere 
in public service.
    The Foundation Trust Fund was established with a one-time 
$30,000,000 appropriation in 1976. The authorizing legislation 
directed that this endowment be invested solely in U.S. 
Treasury Securities, the interest from which has funded the 
Foundation's operating budget. With the decline in interest 
rates, the annual yield from the trust fund has declined by 63 
percent over the past decade.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,000,000 for 
the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $46,835,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      47,428,000
Committee recommendation................................      46,835,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Merit Systems Protection Board [MSPB] was established 
by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. MSPB is an independent 
quasi-judicial agency manifested to protect Federal merit 
systems against partisan political and other prohibited 
personnel practices and to ensure adequate protection for 
employees against abuses by agency management.
    MSPB assists Federal agencies in running a merit-based 
civil service system. This is accomplished on a case-by-case 
basis through hearing and deciding employee appeals and on a 
systemic basis by reviewing significant actions and regulations 
of the Office of Personnel Management [OPM] and conducting 
studies of the civil service and other merit systems. The 
intended results of MSPB's efforts are to assure that personnel 
actions taken against employees are processed within the law 
and that actions taken by OPM and other agencies support and 
enhance Federal merit principles.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $46,835,000 
for the MSPB. The recommendation includes not more than 
$2,345,000 for adjudicating retirement appeals through an 
appropriation from the trust fund consistent with past 
practice.

            Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation


            MORRIS K. UDALL AND STEWART L. UDALL TRUST FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $1,995,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       1,895,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,895,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The General Fund payment to the Morris K. Udall and Stewart 
L. Udall Trust Fund is invested in Treasury securities with 
maturities suitable to the needs of the Fund. Interest earnings 
from the investments are used to carry out the activities of 
the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation. The 
Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, and grants, and 
funds activities of the Udall Center.
    The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation also 
supports training programs for professionals in health care 
policy and public policy, such as the Native Nations Institute 
[NNI]. NNI, based at the University of Arizona, provides Native 
Americans with leadership and management training, and analyzes 
policies relevant to tribes.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,895,000 for 
the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund.
    The Committee appreciates the progress made by the Udall 
Foundation to strengthen its internal controls related to 
contract oversight and personnel management. The Committee 
directs the Foundation to report semiannually to the Committee 
regarding its continued work in instituting reformed internal 
controls, including milestones achieved. Finally, the Committee 
provides that $200,000 shall be transferred to the Inspector 
General of the Department of the Interior to conduct annual 
audits and investigations of the Foundation and submit reports 
of its findings to the Committee in order to ensure that the 
Foundation's spending, management, and other activities are 
subject to regular oversight and review.

                 ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $3,400,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       3,249,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,249,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution is 
a Federal program established by Public Law 105-156 to assist 
parties in resolving environmental, natural resource, and 
public lands conflicts. The Institute is part of the Morris K. 
Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation and serves as an 
impartial, nonpartisan institution providing professional 
expertise, services, and resources to all parties involved in 
such disputes. The Institute helps parties determine whether 
collaborative problem solving is appropriate for specific 
environmental conflicts, how and when to bring all the parties 
together for discussion, and whether a third-party facilitator 
or mediator might be helpful in assisting the parties in their 
efforts to reach consensus or to resolve the conflict. In 
addition, the Institute maintains a roster of qualified 
facilitators and mediators with substantial experience in 
environmental conflict resolution and can help parties in 
selecting an appropriate neutral professional.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,249,000 for 
the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund.

              National Archives and Records Administration

    The National Archives and Records Administration [NARA] is 
the national recordkeeper, managing the Government's archives 
and records, and operating the Presidential libraries. NARA is 
an independent agency created by statute in 1934 and tasked 
with the unique mission to identify, access, protect, preserve, 
and make available for use the important documents and records 
of all three branches of the Federal Government. NARA 
administers the Information Security Oversight Office, is the 
publisher of the Federal Register, and makes grants for 
historical documentation through the National Historical 
Publications and Records Commission. In addition, NARA is 
charged with additional responsibilities including mediating 
Freedom of Information Act disputes and coordinating controlled 
unclassified information.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $379,393,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     380,634,000
Committee recommendation................................     380,634,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides for basic operations dealing with 
management of the Federal Government's archives and records, 
operation of Presidential libraries, review for 
declassification of classified security information, and other 
duties.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $380,634,000 for operating 
expenses of the National Archives and Records Administration 
for fiscal year 2017. This amount is $1,241,000 above the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.
    The Committee's recommendation supports initiatives to 
strengthen NARA's record management leadership role; address 
archival storage needs; continue to develop, build, and expand 
the IT infrastructure to conduct the business of the National 
Declassification Center established in Executive Order 13526; 
operate and maintain the Electronic Records Archive [ERA]; and 
improve research room holdings protection.
    The Committee notes that security of NARA's collections and 
holdings has been identified as a material weakness by the 
Archivist and cited as a management challenge by the Inspector 
General. The Committee directs and expects NARA to institute, 
maintain, and enforce effective inventory controls and adequate 
levels of security within its facilities to reduce the risk of 
loss, damage, or destruction of irreplaceable historic 
documents and artifacts.
    The Committee believes that providing reliable access to 
electronic records far into the future, regardless of 
advancements in technology, is of utmost importance. The 
Committee strongly urges NARA, as it operates and maintains the 
ERA, to ensure effective and efficient preservation, appraisal, 
scheduling, and routine transfer of electronic records by 
Federal agencies. The Committee expects NARA to prioritize its 
efforts to accelerate user adoption of the ERA system, 
including providing instructional guidance and training 
materials.
    The Committee continues to encourage NARA to digitize and 
post online archival records that are relocated as a result of 
a facility closure. The Committee directs NARA to report, 
within 90 days of enactment, on its progress to digitize and 
preserve physical access to archival records that have been or 
will be relocated to another State by any facility closure 
occurring in fiscal years 2014, 2015, or 2016. The report 
shall: (1) describe the progress that has been made to digitize 
and post online such records that have been moved; (2) describe 
NARA's digitization priorities for 2017 pertaining to any 
relocated archival records; and (3) include a timeline for 
completing the digitization and posting online process. The 
Committee further directs NARA to give due consideration and 
appropriate adjudication, within the limits of the Federal 
Records Act and all applicable laws, of any request to review 
archival records that are relocated as a result of a facility 
closure, to determine whether those records continue to require 
permanent preservation in the National Archives.
    Recordkeeping.--The Committee remains concerned about the 
ability of Federal agencies to effectively manage email and 
other electronic Federal records so that essential records are 
available when required by Congress in order to fulfill its 
oversight responsibilities. The executive branch must assure 
the American public that records documenting Government 
decisions and actions are retained for the appropriate time 
period and can be retrieved and provided to Congress in a 
timely manner and as required by law. The Presidential and 
Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 (Public Law 113-187) 
modernized the Federal records management statutes to include 
emails and electronic records and to reinforce that the 
executive branch must manage these records with greater care 
and stewardship than what has been observed in recent months 
and years.
    The Committee notes that NARA has made significant progress 
in issuing guidance directing executive branch agencies to 
manage electronic Federal records, including email records, as 
required by law. The Committee expects NARA to incorporate 
email recordkeeping standards into its inspections of other 
agencies' records management programs, with special emphasis on 
personal and alias email accounts used for conducting official 
business. The Committee also notes that NARA has received 
additional resources to increase oversight over executive 
branch compliance with Federal recordkeeping laws. The 
Committee directs NARA to continue to place a high priority on 
its recordkeeping oversight mission and to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate, the House Committee on Oversight and Government 
Reform, and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs any instances of substantial non-
compliance by executive agencies or significant risk to Federal 
records that are identified in the course of NARA oversight 
activities.
    Office of Government Information Services.--The Committee 
remains interested in the ability the Office of Government 
Information Services [OGIS] to reduce Federal expenditures on 
processing document requests and resolving Freedom of 
Information Act [FOIA] disputes. The Committee directs the 
National Archives and Records Administration to report not less 
than 60 days from the enactment of this act on the specific 
allocation of appropriated funds to OGIS in fiscal year 2017, 
and the level of services this allocated amount will support.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $4,180,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       4,801,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,801,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The mission of the Office of Inspector General [OIG] is to 
ensure that NARA safeguards and preserves the records of our 
Government while providing the American people with access to 
the essential documentation of their rights and the actions of 
their Government. The OIG accomplishes this by combating fraud, 
waste, and abuse through high-quality objective audits and 
investigations covering all aspects of agency operations at 
facilities nationwide. The OIG also serves as an independent, 
internal advocate for the economy, efficiency, and 
effectiveness of NARA and its operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,801,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General [OIG]. This amount is $621,000 above the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level and equal to the budget request. 
The Committee supports a distinct account for the OIG in order 
to clearly identify the resources necessary to staff and 
operate the expanding mission-critical oversight and 
accountability functions performed by the OIG to ensure 
responsible NARA stewardship over public records.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $7,500,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       7,500,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,500,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides for the repair, alteration, and 
improvement of Archives facilities and Presidential libraries 
nationwide, and provides adequate storage for holdings. Funding 
made available will better enable NARA to maintain its 
facilities in proper condition for public visitors, 
researchers, and NARA employees, and also maintain the 
structural integrity of the buildings.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,500,000 for the repairs and 
restoration account. This amount is the same as the fiscal year 
2016 enacted level and equal to the budget request.
    The Committee appreciates NARA's submission of an update of 
its comprehensive capital needs assessment for its entire 
infrastructure of Presidential libraries and records 
facilities, as part of the fiscal year 2017 budget submission 
and urges NARA to include an appropriate level of funding for 
repair of valuable historic Presidential libraries in the 
fiscal year 2018 budget request.

        NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION

                             GRANTS PROGRAM

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $5,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       5,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
[NHPRC] provides grants nationwide to preserve and publish 
records that document American history. Administered within the 
National Archives, which preserves Federal records, NHPRC helps 
State, local, and private institutions preserve non-Federal 
records, helps publish the papers of major figures in American 
history, and helps archivists and records managers improve 
their techniques, training, and ability to serve a range of 
information users. Since 1964, the NHPRC has funded nearly 
5,000 projects at local government archives, colleges and 
universities, and other nonprofit institutions to facilitate 
use of public records and other collections by scholars, family 
and local historians, journalists, documentary filmmakers, and 
many others.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for the National 
Historical Publications and Records Commission [NHPRC]. This 
amount is equal to the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and equal 
to the budget request.
    The Committee supports the central role the NHPRC program 
plays in the preservation and dissemination of the Nation's 
documentary heritage and its success in leveraging private 
sector contributions.
    The Committee commends the National Archives and Records 
Administration and the National Historical Publications and 
Records Commission for their work to ensure the publication and 
recording of our Nation's history. The Committee urges the 
National Historical Publications and Records Commission to 
continue to support the completion of documentary editions 
through the National Historical Publications and Records 
Commission Grants Program and to support the scholarly 
presentation of our country's most treasured historical 
documents.
    The Committee notes that the funding provided will enable 
NARA, through the NHPRC, to undertake a variety of initiatives, 
including advancing archives preservation, access, and 
digitization projects within the interlocking repositories of 
historic records and hidden collections; ensuring public access 
to some of the most important historical resources that are 
maintained outside of Federal repositories; and digitizing 
nationally significant historic records collections to 
facilitate round-the-clock Internet availability.

                  National Credit Union Administration


               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $2,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       2,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Community Development Revolving Loan Fund [CDRLF] 
program was established in 1979 to assist officially designated 
``low-income'' credit unions in providing basic financial 
services to low-income communities. Low-interest loans and 
deposits are made available to assist these credit unions. 
Loans or deposits are normally repaid in 5 years, although 
shorter repayment periods may be considered. Technical 
assistance grants [TAGs] are also available to low-income 
credit unions for improving operations as well as addressing 
safety and soundness issues. Credit unions use TAG funds for 
specific initiatives, including taxpayer assistance, financial 
education, home ownership initiatives, and training assistance.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for technical 
assistance grants to community development credit unions. This 
funding level is equal to the budget request and equal to the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level. The Committee expects the CDRLF 
to continue making loans from available funds derived from 
repaid loans and interest earned on previous loans to 
designated credit unions.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $15,742,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      16,090,000
Committee recommendation................................      16,090,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Government Ethics [OGE], a separate agency 
within the executive branch, was established by the Ethics in 
Government Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-521). The OGE is charged 
by law to provide overall direction of executive branch 
policies designed to prevent conflicts of interest and ensure 
high ethical standards for executive branch employers. The OGE 
carries out these responsibilities by promulgating and 
maintaining enforceable standards of ethical conduct for nearly 
2.7 million civilian employees in more than 130 executive 
branch agencies and the White House; overseeing a financial 
disclosure system that reaches 26,000 public and over 380,000 
confidential financial disclosure report filers; ensuring that 
executive branch ethics programs are in compliance with 
applicable ethics laws and regulations; providing direct 
education and training products to more than 4,500 ethics 
officials executive branch-wide; conducting outreach to the 
general public, the private sector, and civil society; and 
providing technical assistance to, State, local, and foreign 
governments, and international organizations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $16,090,000 
for salaries and expenses of the OGE in fiscal year 2017 in 
order to fully support agency efforts related to the 
Presidential transition.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $120,688,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     144,867,000
Committee recommendation................................     120,688,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Personnel Management [OPM] was established by 
Public Law 95-454, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 
enacted on October 13, 1978. OPM is responsible for management 
of Federal human resources policy and oversight of the merit 
civil service system. Although individual agencies are largely 
responsible for personnel operations, OPM provides a 
Governmentwide framework for human resources policy, advises 
and assists agencies (often on a reimbursable basis) with 
workforce planning and personnel matters, and ensures that 
agency operations are consistent with requirements of law on 
issues such as veterans preference and merit system compliance. 
OPM oversees examination of applicants for employment in the 
competitive service; issues regulations and policies on 
recruitment, hiring, classification and pay, training, and 
other aspects of personnel management; and manages the process 
for personnel security and background checks for suitability 
and national security clearances. OPM is also responsible for 
administering the retirement, health benefits, and life 
insurance programs affecting most Federal employees, retired 
Federal employees, and their families and survivors.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a general fund appropriation of 
$120,688,000 for the salaries and expenses of the Office of 
Personnel Management.
    National Background Investigations Bureau.--In fiscal year 
2016, the Administration announced the transition of OPM's 
background investigation work from Federal Investigative 
Services [FIS] to the National Background Investigations Bureau 
[NBIB]. NBIB was created to restructure the way OPM handles 
background investigations in the wake of the massive breach 
announced last year that exposed sensitive information on 
millions of current, former and prospective Federal employees, 
their family members, and other contacts. Under the planned 
structure, NBIB will be housed within OPM while security of 
background investigation data will be transferred to the 
Department of Defense. The Committee remains concerned about 
the overall plan for NBIB, particularly OPM's role, and notes 
that the few details provided about NBIB have raised more 
questions than answers. Ultimately, the Committee is concerned 
that the creation of NBIB amounts to little more than a new 
name for FIS despite the need for more comprehensive reforms to 
the background investigations process, including determining 
whether OPM should continue to play a role in the process. The 
Committee directs GAO to monitor the development of NBIB and 
report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and 
Senate not later than 6 months after enactment of this Act on 
the transition, operation, and oversight of NBIB.
    OPM's IT Infrastructure.--The Administration's decision to 
create a new IT environment within DOD to secure background 
investigation data exhibits a lack of confidence both in OPM's 
current IT systems and the agency's ability to implement 
sufficient reforms. OPM continues to operate dual environments 
as it migrates from its existing legacy infrastructure to the 
Shell. In fiscal year 2016, the Committee provided OPM an 
additional $21,000,000 for IT modernization. However, 
significant concerns remain relating to OPM's capital planning 
practices, the agency's procurement and management of 
contracts, and continued uncertainty surrounding the total cost 
of the modernization project. OPM's IG recently reported that 
``another impact of OPM's inadequate project planning is the 
potentially wasteful spending that has occurred in creating a 
`Shell' environment before it was clear that it was the best 
solution, and before the technical analysis of the scope of the 
effort was completed.'' The Committee expects OPM to keep it 
informed on the status of future contracts executed to carry 
out the project and encourages OPM to perform the necessary 
project planning practices required by the Office of Management 
and Budget that were recommended by OPM's IG.
    Retirement Processing.--The Committee acknowledges OPM's 
actions to address the backlog of retirement claims and 
supports continued efforts to eliminate the backlog. OPM is 
directed to continue to inform the Committee of its progress.
    Retirement Modernization.--The Committee directs OPM to 
continue providing reports and status update briefings on 
modernization efforts and the strategic technology plan, as 
developments and milestones occur, and future plans are 
determined.
    Federal Security Clearances.--The Committee notes that in 
light of misconduct involving Federal contractor personnel 
under OPM's Federal Investigative Services, there has been 
increased scrutiny into the process of conducting quality 
reviews for security clearance background investigations. The 
Committee recognizes the inherent conflict of interest when 
Federal security clearance contractors are contractually 
permitted to conduct quality reviews of their own work and 
urges the OPM Director to prevent future occurrences through 
stricter contractual control mechanisms. The Committee notes 
that preventing such inherent conflicts of interest with 
Federal contractors conducting security clearances 
significantly mitigates risk, a critical element to good 
governance and U.S. national security. Therefore, the Committee 
includes a provision in title VI preventing such contractors 
from conducting quality reviews of their own work. To ensure 
that contractor work is conducted properly, OPM should ensure 
that internal controls are implemented to prevent 
investigations from being closed prematurely.

                               limitation


                       (TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

Limitation, 2016........................................    $124,550,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     144,653,000
Committee recommendation................................     124,550,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    These funds will be transferred from the appropriate trust 
funds of the Office of Personnel Management to cover 
administrative expenses for the retirement and insurance 
programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $124,550,000 for 
administrative expenses.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         salaries and expenses


                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $4,365,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       5,072,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,072,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Inspector General is charged with 
establishing policies for conducting and coordinating efforts 
which promote economy, efficiency, and integrity in the Office 
of Personnel Management's activities which prevent and detect 
fraud, waste, and mismanagement in the agency's programs. 
Contract audits provide professional advice to agency 
contracting officials on accounting and financial matters 
regarding the negotiation, award, administration, repricing, 
and settlement of contracts. Internal agency audits review and 
evaluate all facets of agency operations, including financial 
statements. Evaluation and inspection services provide detailed 
technical evaluations of agency operations. Insurance audits 
review the operations of health and life insurance carriers, 
healthcare providers, and insurance subscribers. The 
investigative function provides for the detection and 
investigation of improper and illegal activities involving 
programs, personnel, and operations. Administrative sanctions 
debar from participation in the health insurance program those 
healthcare providers whose conduct may pose a threat to the 
financial integrity of the program itself or to the well-being 
of insurance program enrollees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,072,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of Inspector General in 
fiscal year 2017.
    The Committee appreciates the audit work the Inspector 
General has conducted on OPM's IT security programs and 
practices and supports the Inspector General's recommendations 
to improve OPM's technical security controls. The Committee 
remains concerned about OPM's security posture as it overhauls 
its technology infrastructure. The Committee encourages the 
Inspector General to continue monitoring OPM's infrastructure 
improvement process. The Committee is also concerned about the 
ability of contractors to effectively provide assistance to 
millions of Americans that were affected by the data breach in 
addition to security controls with its existing vendors. The 
Committee encourages the Inspector General to continue to 
conduct oversight on OPM's contracting and procurement 
practices.
    Semiannual Report to Congress.--The Committee encourages 
the Inspector General to regularly report in its Semiannual 
Report to Congress OPM's efforts to improve and address 
cybersecurity challenges including steps taken to prevent, 
mitigate, and respond to data breaches involving sensitive 
personnel records and information; OPM's cybersecurity policies 
and procedures in place, including policies and procedures 
relating to IT best practices such as data encryption, 
multifactor authentication, and continuous monitoring; OPM's 
oversight of contractors providing IT services; and OPM's 
compliance with government-wide initiatives to improve 
cybersecurity.

               (LIMITATION ON TRANSFER FROM TRUST FUNDS)

Limitation, 2016........................................     $22,479,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      26,662,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,112,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation on transfers from the 
trust funds in support of the Office of Inspector General [OIG] 
activities totaling $25,112,000 for fiscal year 2017.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2016\1\.................................     $24,119,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      26,535,000
Committee recommendation................................      24,119,000

\1\Does not reflect use of prior year balances as permitted under Public 
Law 113-76, div. E.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The U.S. Office of Special Counsel [OSC] provides a safe 
channel for Federal employees to report waste, fraud, abuse, 
and threats to public health and safety.
    The OSC was first established on January 1, 1979. From 1979 
until 1989, it operated as an autonomous investigative and 
prosecutorial arm of the Merit Systems Protection Board [MSPB]. 
In 1989, Congress enacted the Whistleblower Protection Act 
(Public Law 101-12), which made OSC an independent agency 
within the executive branch. In 1994, the Uniformed Services 
Employment and Reemployment Rights Act [USERRA] (Public Law 
103-353) became law. It defined employment-related rights of 
persons in connection with military service, prohibited 
discrimination against them because of that service, and gave 
OSC new authority to pursue remedies for violations by Federal 
agencies.
    Enactment of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act 
(Public Law 112-199) in November 2012 significantly expanded 
the jurisdiction of the OSC and the types of cases the OSC is 
required by law to investigate.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $24,119,000 
for OSC.
    IT Security.--The Committee remains concerned about 
information technology security at OSC. This is of particular 
concern given the confidential nature of the agency's work and 
their ongoing investigations. The Committee notes that OSC has 
received a 34 percent budget increase over the past 3 years, 
yet the agency has not adequately invested in IT equipment, 
services, and staffing. Additionally, OSC has failed to develop 
policies and procedures consistent with FISMA requirements, OMB 
policy, and NIST guidelines. The Committee expects OSC to 
prioritize information security and directs the agency to 
report to the Committee within 90 days of enactment on its plan 
to increase the security and resiliency of the agency's systems 
and ensure compliance with Federal guidelines.
    Veterans Affairs.--Approximately 37 percent of all OSC 
cases in 2015 were from Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] 
employees, up from approximately 20 percent of cases in 2009, 
2010, and 2011. Although OSC continues to obtain relief for VA 
whistleblowers, the Committee is concerned with the significant 
increase of VA whistleblower cases in the last few years. 
Therefore, the Committee believes that OSC should apply its 
budget proportionally with the percentage of cases that it 
receives from the VA.

                      Postal Regulatory Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $15,200,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      17,726,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,200,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Postal Regulatory Commission [PRC] is an independent 
agency that has exercised regulatory oversight over the United 
States Postal Service since its creation by the Postal 
Reorganization Act of 1970. For over 3 decades, that oversight 
consisted primarily of conducting public, on-the-record 
hearings concerning proposed rates, mail classification, and 
major service changes, and recommended decisions for action to 
the Postal Service Board of Governors. The mission of the PRC 
is to ensure transparency and accountability of the United 
States Postal Service and foster a vital and efficient 
universal mail system.
    The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Public Law 
109-435) assigned significant responsibilities to the PRC. 
These enhanced authorities include providing regulatory 
oversight of the pricing of Postal Service products and 
services, ensuring Postal Service transparency and 
accountability, consulting on delivery service standards and 
performance measures, consulting on international postal 
policies, preventing cross-subsidization or other 
anticompetitive postal practices, and serving as a forum to act 
on complaints with postal products and services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation, out of the 
Postal Fund, of $15,200,000 for the Postal Regulatory 
Commission.
    The Committee urges the PRC, which is funded from the 
Postal Service Fund and derived directly from postal rates and 
fees paid by postal customers, to optimize efficient use of its 
resources, including exercising prudent decision-making.

              Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $21,297,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      10,081,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,081,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board [PCLOB] is 
an independent agency within the executive branch established 
by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act 
of 2007 (Public Law 110-53). The Board is the successor to the 
Board created within the Executive Office of the President 
under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 
2004 (Public Law 108-458) as recommended in the July 22, 2004 
report of the National Commission on Terrorist Acts Upon the 
United States (the 9/11 Commission).
    The Board's purpose is to review and analyze actions the 
executive branch takes to protect the Nation from terrorism, 
ensuring the need for such actions is balanced with the need to 
protect privacy and civil liberties; and to ensure that liberty 
concerns are appropriately considered in the development and 
implementation of laws, regulations, and policies related to 
efforts to protect the Nation against terrorism.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,081,000 
for the PCLOB. This amount is equal to the budget request and 
$11,216,000 below the enacted level due to one-time costs in 
fiscal year 2016 required to support the Board's physical move.
    The Committee believes it is important to ensure that funds 
are used efficiently during the required move. The Committee 
directs the Board to continue to work with the General Services 
Administration to minimize relocation costs and to report 
regularly to the Committee regarding relocation efforts.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................  $1,605,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................   1,781,457,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,605,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] is an 
independent agency responsible for administering many of the 
Nation's laws regulating the areas of securities and finance.
    The mission of the SEC is to administer and enforce Federal 
securities laws in order to protect investors, maintain fair, 
honest, and efficient markets, and promote capital formation. 
This includes ensuring full disclosure of appropriate financial 
information, regulating the Nation's securities markets, and 
preventing and policing fraud and malpractice in the securities 
and financial markets.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total budget (obligational) 
authority of $1,605,000,000 for the salaries and expenses of 
the SEC, to be fully derived from fee collections.
    Fee Offset Nature of Account.--Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank 
Act, transaction fees receipts are treated as offsetting 
collections equal to the amount of the appropriation.
    Reserve Fund Notifications.--The Committee appreciates the 
SEC's adherence to its obligation to notify Congress of the 
date, amount, and purpose of any obligation from the Fund 
within 10 days of such obligation. The Committee directs the 
SEC, in its written notifications to Congress required by 15 
U.S.C. 78d(i)(3) regarding amounts obligated from the SEC 
Reserve Fund, to specify: (1) the balance in the fund remaining 
available after the obligation is deducted; (2) the estimated 
total cost of the project for which amounts are being deducted; 
(3) the total amount for all projects that have withdrawn 
funding from the Reserve Fund since fiscal year 2012; and (4) 
the estimated amount, per project, that will be required to 
complete all ongoing projects which use funding derived from 
the Reserve Fund.
    Spending Plan.--The Committee directs the SEC to submit, 
within 30 days of enactment, a detailed spending plan for the 
allocation of appropriated funds displayed by discrete program, 
project, and activity, including staffing projections, 
specifying both FTEs and contractors, and planned investments 
in information technology. The Committee also directs the SEC 
to submit, within 30 days of enactment, a detailed spending 
plan for the allocation of expenditures from the Reserve Fund.
    Covered Clearing Agencies.--The Committee strongly urges 
the Securities and Exchange Commission to expeditiously 
finalize its Covered Clearing Agency rulemaking proposal to 
avoid punitive capital charges from being imposed for accessing 
the U.S. listed options market through European Union bank 
affiliates. The proposal would subject systemically important 
clearinghouses for which the SEC is the supervisory agency to 
heightened standards that have been agreed upon by U.S. and 
international banking and securities regulators. The Committee 
is aware that these standards, the Principles for Financial 
Markets Infrastructures, were issued in April 2012 to ensure 
that clearinghouses are resilient in light of the critical role 
they play in the financial markets and have already been 
adopted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the 
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for 
systemically important clearinghouses for which they are the 
supervisory agencies. The Committee notes adoption of the 
proposal may help facilitate the process by which the European 
Commission would find the SEC's regulatory regime for 
clearinghouses to be equivalent to the regulatory regime for 
clearinghouses in Europe, a recognition critical to the 
continued competitiveness of U.S. options exchanges 
internationally and the continued ability of persons outside of 
the U.S. to effectively access the vibrant and very liquid U.S. 
listed options market.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $22,703,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      22,900,000
Committee recommendation................................      22,900,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Selective Service System is an independent Federal 
agency, operating with permanent authorization under the 
Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 451 et seq.). 
The agency is not part of the Department of Defense, but its 
basic mission is to be prepared to supply manpower to the Armed 
Forces adequate to ensure the security of the United States 
during a time of national emergency. Since 1973, the Armed 
Forces have relied on volunteers to fill military manpower 
requirements. However, the Selective Service System remains the 
primary vehicle by which personnel will be brought into the 
military if Congress and the President should authorize a 
return to the draft.
    In December 1987, Selective Service was tasked by law 
(Public Law 100-180) to develop plans for a postmobilization 
healthcare personnel delivery system capable of providing the 
necessary critically skilled healthcare personnel to the Armed 
Forces in time of emergency. An automated system capable of 
handling mass registration and inductions is now complete, 
together with necessary draft legislation, a draft Presidential 
proclamation, prototype forms and letters, and other products. 
These products will be available should the need arise. The 
development of supplemental standby products, such as a 
compliance system for healthcare personnel, continues using 
very limited existing resources.

                        committee recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $22,900,000 
for the Selective Service System.

                     Small Business Administration

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $871,042,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     877,894,000
Committee recommendation................................     871,161,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Small Business Administration [SBA] provides American 
entrepreneurs access to capital, Federal contracting 
opportunities, and entrepreneurial education in order to grow 
businesses and create jobs. SBA also provides disaster 
assistance for businesses of all sizes, non-profit 
organizations, homeowners, and renters.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $871,161,000 for the 
Small Business Administration [SBA]. The recommendation is 
$119,000 above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, and the 
amount provided will support the same level or higher of 
lending. The recommendation includes $158,829,000 for the 
Disaster Loans Program Account designated by Congress as 
disaster relief pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended. Funding is distributed 
among the SBA appropriation accounts as described below.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $268,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     275,033,000
Committee recommendation................................     268,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Salaries and Expenses appropriation provides for the 
overall operating expenses of the SBA, including compensation 
and benefits for staff located at headquarters, regional, and 
district offices, rent and other agency-wide costs, and 
operating costs for program offices, including the Office of 
Capital Access, Office of Credit Risk Management, Office of 
Entrepreneurial Development, Office of Investments and 
Innovation, Office of Government Contracting and Business 
Development, Office of International Trade, Office of 
Management and Administration, and for other program and 
supporting offices.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $268,000,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the SBA.
    The Committee recommends at least $12,000,000 for SBA's 
Office of Credit Risk Management [OCRM] for lender oversight 
and risk-based reviews. Funding for the Office of General 
Counsel has been provided separately from this total. In 
support of its mission to analyze and manage the risk of SBA's 
loan portfolio, OCRM performs performance analytics to identify 
and understand lender performance trends and assess the quality 
of the overall loan portfolio. The Committee finds that OCRM 
must play a key role in eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in 
SBA lending programs and protecting taxpayer losses on loans by 
ensuring lenders comply with procedures that mitigate the risk 
of loss under SBA's loan programs.
    The Committee is concerned about the quality of lender 
oversight activities at SBA, particularly considering the 
magnitude of SBA's loan portfolio, and notes that SBA's Office 
of Inspector General continues to identify weaknesses in SBA's 
lender oversight process. The 7(a) loan program alone has grown 
over 50 percent in the past three fiscal years, and the 
Committee strongly believes SBA must conduct robust oversight 
and enforcement efforts to ensure the integrity of all lending 
programs. SBA loan programs rely on numerous outside parties 
(e.g., private lenders, local economic development 
organizations, nonprofit community lenders, and venture capital 
investors) to complete loan transactions, and many of SBA's 
loans are made by lenders to whom SBA has delegated loan-making 
authority. SBA's Office of Inspector General has reported that 
although SBA has made some improvements, its controls were not 
adequate to monitor loan agent involvement and mitigate the 
risk of loss and fraud in the 7(a) loan program. The Committee 
agrees with SBA's Inspector General recommendations and 
supports efforts to strengthen OCRM's ability to conduct strong 
oversight of SBA loan portfolios and the lenders that 
participate in order to reinforce general program soundness and 
manage overall risk.
    Finally, the Committee finds that the Loan and Lender 
Monitoring System [L/LMS] is a vital component of the SBA's 
technical capability to provide oversight of its largest 
lending programs, the 7(a) and 504 loan programs. OCRM uses L/
LMS as a tool for managing the risk in the loan and lender 
portfolios of more than 4,500 lenders, who have approximately 
320,000 active loans valued at more than $100,000,000,000 in 
current dollars. The Committee is disappointed that SBA allowed 
this important oversight tool to lapse briefly in February and 
March 2016. SBA is directed to continue its use of the Loan and 
Lender Monitoring System [L/LMS] to ensure that lenders are 
employing sound financial risk management techniques to manage 
and monitor risk within their SBA loan portfolios. SBA is 
directed to continue to maintain the current capability and 
capacity of the L/LMS system, and to strongly consider ways to 
upgrade the system to improve lender oversight.
    The Committee recognizes that the three current exceptions 
for the North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] 
Code 541712 are vastly similar. Therefore, the SBA should look 
at the impact of consolidating the current exceptions into one 
with an employee cap of 1,500 and consider revising the 
methodology for determining employee size for NAICS Codes to 
use a 36-month rolling average computation.
    SBIC Program Licensing.--The Committee continues to be 
concerned with the slow pace of licensing at the Small Business 
Investment Company [SBIC] program. SBA has a 6-month goal to 
approve licenses that are in the application process, yet the 
time for license approval is often more than 1 year. Delays are 
occurring in contradiction to the fact that the number of 
applications has decreased. The Committee continues to 
recommend that the SBA create a meaningfully expedited and 
streamlined licensing process for repeat licensees with the 
same management teams and proven track record in the SBIC 
Program. This fast track process for repeat licensees should be 
completed within 45 days after an application is submitted to 
the SBA, which will allow SBA to properly focus their resources 
on first time funds.
    SBIC Program and State Data.--For decades an important set 
of consolidated SBIC Program data has routinely been shared 
with the industry, Congress, and the public on a monthly basis. 
This important information was made available on a monthly 
basis as a meaningful economic indicator on the small business 
sector and an indicator of SBA's activities and performance. In 
addition to the SBIC Program data, the SBA routinely released 
annual data on the impact of SBIC investments as well as 
specific companies in all 50 States. The SBA has only released 
the SBIC program data once since the end of the 2015 fiscal 
year, and the SBA has not released the State data since the 
2013 fiscal year. The Committee recommends that SBA release 
this data to industry and Congress to allow for a thorough 
review of the impact of the SBIC Program on the economy and an 
analysis of the performance of the SBA.
    Federal and State Technology Partnership Program.--The 
Committee recommends $3,000,000 for the Federal and State 
Technology [FAST] Partnership Program in fiscal year 2017. The 
Committee supports the FAST program's efforts to reach 
innovative, technology-driven small businesses and to leverage 
the Small Business Innovation Research [SBIR] and Small 
Business Technology Transfer [STTR] program to stimulate 
economic development. The FAST program is particularly 
important in States that are seeking to build high technology 
industries but are underrepresented in the SBIR/STTR programs. 
The Committee recognizes that Small Business and Technology 
Development Centers [SBTDCs] serve small businesses in these 
fields and are accredited to provide intellectual property and 
technology commercialization assistance to businesses in high 
technology industries. Of the amount provided, $1,000,000 shall 
be for FAST awards to SBTDCs fully accredited for technology 
designation as of December 31, 2016.
    8(a) Business Development Program.--The Committee supports 
the work of the 8(a) Business Development Program. However, the 
Committee is concerned that not enough is done to ensure 
participants are eligible and that the program is not being 
abused. The Small Business Administration is directed to report 
to Congress within 90 days of enactment on efforts made to 
protect the integrity of the program. Further, the Committee 
directs the Small Business Administration to limit a former 
participant or principal of a former participant to an equity 
ownership interest of no more than 20 percent of a current 
participant in the development stage of the program and no more 
than 30 percent of a participant in the transitional stage of 
the program if the participant is in the same or similar line 
of business as the former participant or principal of the 
former participant.

                  ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $231,100,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     230,600,000
Committee recommendation................................     231,100,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    SBA's Entrepreneurial Development Programs support non-
credit business assistance to entrepreneurs. The appropriation 
includes funding for a vast network of resource partners 
located throughout the Nation, including Small Business 
Development Centers, Women's Business Centers, SCORE 
(previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) chapters, and 
Veterans Business Outreach centers. This resource network and 
several other SBA programs provide training, counseling, and 
technical assistance to entrepreneurs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $231,100,000 for the 
SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs.
    The Committee recommendations, by program, are displayed in 
the following table:

                  ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                                                          recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
7(j) Technical Assistance...............................           2,800
Entrepreneurship Education..............................          10,000
Growth Accelerators.....................................           1,000
HUBZone Program.........................................           3,000
Microloan Technical Assistance..........................          25,000
National Women's Business Council.......................           1,500
Native American Outreach................................           2,000
Regional Innovation Clusters............................           6,000
SCORE...................................................          10,500
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)..............         120,000
State Trade Expansion Promotion (STEP)..................          20,000
Veterans Outreach.......................................          12,300
Women's Business Centers (WBC)..........................          17,000
                                                         ---------------
      Total, Entrepreneurial Development Programs.......         231,100
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee directs that the amounts provided for SBA's 
Entrepreneurial Development Programs, as specified in the table 
above, shall be administered in the same manner as previous 
years and shall not be reduced, reallocated, or reprogrammed to 
provide additional funds for other programs, initiatives, or 
activities.
    Small Business Development Centers.--The Committee 
continues to support the Small Business Development Center 
[SBDC] Program and recommends $120,000,000 for fiscal year 
2017. SBDCs play an integral role in the SBA resource partner 
network that supports 1,200,000 small business owners and 
aspiring entrepreneurs each year. Through more than 900 service 
centers, SBDCs provide management and technical assistance in 
key areas to small business clients throughout the Nation. As 
the economy struggles, SBDCs have reported a significant 
increase in demand for their expertise as businesses seek 
guidance on how to weather the economic conditions and as newly 
unemployed Americans look for advice on starting a small 
business as a new career path. Providing support for SBDCs is 
more critical than ever as our economy works to recover and 
grow. The Committee directs SBA to prioritize the continuation 
of a robust SBDC network and to partner with the network and 
SBA's other resource partners in the implementation of all of 
SBA's lending, entrepreneurial development, and procurement 
programs.
    The Committee directs that, subject to the availability of 
funds, the Administrator of the SBA shall, to the extent 
practicable, ensure that a small business development center is 
appropriately reimbursed within the same fiscal year in which 
the expenses are submitted for reimbursement for any and all 
legitimate expenses incurred in carrying out activities under 
section 21(a)(1) et seq. of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
648(a)(1) et seq.).
    Veterans Programs.--The Committee supports funding for 
veterans programs and provides $12,300,000 for veterans 
outreach, which includes funding for Veterans Business Outreach 
Centers [VBOC], Boots to Business, Veteran-Women Igniting the 
Spirit of Entrepreneurship [V-WISE], Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 
for Veterans with Disabilities [EBV], and Boots to Business 
Reboot. The recommendation is equal to the fiscal year 2016 
enacted level and equal to the budget request.
    Native American Outreach.--SBA's Office of Native American 
Affairs works to ensure that American Indians, Alaska Natives, 
and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop, and expand 
small businesses have full access to SBA's entrepreneurial 
development, lending, and procurement programs. The Committee 
recommends $2,000,000 for SBA's Native American outreach 
programs. The recommendation is equal to the fiscal year 2016 
enacted level and equal to the budget request.
    HUBZone.--The Historically Underutilized Business Zones 
[HUBZone] program helps small businesses in urban and rural 
communities gain preferential access to Federal procurement 
opportunities. The Committee recommends $3,000,000 for the 
HUBZone program. This program is a critical resource for 
distressed communities, especially those surrounding military 
bases closed under the Base Realignment and Closure [BRAC] 
process. The Committee is aware that businesses located in a 
BRAC HUBZone face unique challenges in qualifying for the 
program and competing for Federal procurement opportunities, 
and directs the SBA to examine ways to address these issues in 
any future revisions of the Small Business Act or other 
legislation.
    Regional Innovation Clusters.--The Committee recommends 
$6,000,000 for SBA's regional innovation clusters. The 
Committee encourages SBA to support nonprofit organizations 
that provide business development services designed to 
accelerate industry sectors built on regional assets under the 
initiative. The Committee encourages SBA to support initiatives 
that promote a culture of innovative entrepreneurship and 
provide services and support directly to early-stage and high-
tech innovation opportunities.
    State Trade and Expansion Promotion [STEP].--The Committee 
recommends $20,000,000 for STEP for fiscal year 2017. STEP 
provides grants to states to supplement their export promotion 
programs with the goal of increasing the number of small 
businesses that are exporting and raising the value of exports 
for small businesses that are already exporting. States provide 
matching funds for STEP grants and have used funds to support 
trade missions, international marketing efforts, export 
counseling, and export trade show exhibits.
    The Committee recognizes the impact of the SBA State Trade 
and Expansion Promotion [STEP] program in supporting the 
development of State Export Partnerships. To extend this 
impact, promote collaboration, and eliminate duplication of 
services, the Committee encourages STEP State providers to 
coordinate activities and deliverables with Small Business 
Development Centers [SBDCs].
    Entrepreneurial Education.--The Committee recommends 
$10,000,000 for the entrepreneurial education program. This 
amount is equal to the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and equal 
to the budget request. The recommendation will allow SBA to 
support its entrepreneurial education initiative to provide 
intensive training to small business owners with existing small 
businesses that have completed the ``start up'' phase and are 
facing common, solvable challenges to sustain and grow their 
businesses.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $19,900,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      19,900,000
Committee recommendation................................      19,900,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The SBA Office of Inspector General conducts audits to 
identify wasteful expenditures and program mismanagement, 
investigates fraud and other wrongdoing, and takes other 
actions to deter and detect waste, fraud, abuse, and 
inefficiencies in SBA programs and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $19,900,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General.
    The Committee directs the Inspector General to continue 
routine analysis and reporting on SBA's modernization of its 
loan management and accounting systems, including acquisition, 
contractor oversight, implementation, and progress regarding 
budget and schedule.

                           OFFICE OF ADVOCACY

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $9,120,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       9,320,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,120,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within SBA, 
solicits and represents the views, concerns, and interests of 
small businesses before Congress, the White House, Federal 
agencies, Federal courts, and State policymakers.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $9,120,000 for the 
Office of Advocacy. The recommendation is equal to the fiscal 
year 2016 enacted level.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $156,064,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     157,064,000
Committee recommendation................................     157,064,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    SBA administers a variety of loan programs to expand 
entrepreneurs' access to capital to start and grow small 
businesses. The 7(a) loan program is the Federal Government's 
primary business loan program to assist small businesses in 
obtaining financing when they do not qualify for traditional 
credit. Under 7(a), SBA guarantees a portion (typically 75 to 
90 percent) of loans made by private lenders. Under the 504 
program, SBA supports loans to small businesses for financing 
major fixed assets such as real estate and major equipment. The 
504 program combines SBA guaranteed loans made by nonprofit 
Certified Development Companies [CDCs] with loans from private 
lenders to provide financing for small businesses.
    Under the Small Business Investment Company [SBIC] program, 
SBA partners with professionally managed investment funds, 
called SBICs. The SBICs combine their own capital with funds 
borrowed with an SBA guarantee to make investments in small 
businesses.
    Finally, under the Microloan program, SBA provides funds to 
specialized nonprofit, community-based intermediary lenders 
which provide small loans for working capital, inventory, and 
other operating expenses. The maximum microloan is $50,000 and 
the average loan made under the program is $12,246.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $157,064,000 for the 
Business Loans Program Account for fiscal year 2017. The 
recommendation is equal to the budget request and will support 
the same level or higher of lending.
    The recommendation provides $152,726,000 for administrative 
expenses, which may be transferred to and merged with SBA 
salaries and expenses to cover the common overhead expenses 
associated with the business loans programs.
    The recommendation provides $4,338,000 for the Microloan 
direct loan program to support lending volume estimated at 
$44,000,000. An additional amount of $25,000,000 is recommended 
under the heading ``Entrepreneurial Development Programs'' for 
technical assistance grants to Microlending intermediaries.
    Business loan programs provide crucial access to capital 
for new and expanding small businesses, but the approval 
process can be challenging and overly burdensome. The SBA 
should solicit input from loan recipients seeking ways to 
streamline the loan review and approval process for small 
businesses. The Committee directs the SBA to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations and Small Business and 
Entrepreneurship within 180 days on the results of this 
solicitation, including legislative changes, requests for 
additional resources, or other areas that SBA may pursue in 
order to make the loan application and approval process more 
efficient for applicants.

                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $186,858,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     185,977,000
Committee recommendation................................     185,977,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    SBA provides low-interest, long-term loans to businesses of 
all sizes, homeowners, renters, and nonprofit organizations 
affected by disasters. SBA disaster loans are the primary form 
of Federal assistance for the repair and rebuilding of non-
farm, private sector disaster losses. SBA makes two types of 
disaster loans. Physical disaster loans are for permanent 
rebuilding and replacement of uninsured or underinsured 
disaster-damaged privately owned real and/or personal property 
and are available to businesses of all sizes, nonprofit 
organizations, homeowners, and renters. Economic Injury 
Disaster Loans provide necessary working capital for small 
businesses and nonprofit organizations until normal operations 
resume after a disaster.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $185,977,000 for the 
administrative costs of the Disaster Loans program. This amount 
is equal to the budget request. Of the total recommendation, 
$158,829,000 is designated by Congress as disaster relief 
pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985, as amended.

        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

              (INCLUDING RESCISSION AND TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 520 continues a provision concerning transfer 
authority and availability of funds.
    Section 521 permanently rescinds unobligated balances in 
the amount of $55,000,000 made available for the Certified 
Development Company Program under section 503 of the Small 
Business Investment Act of 1958.

                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $55,075,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      63,658,000
Committee recommendation................................      48,422,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Postal Service does not depend upon 
taxpayer subsidies through discretionary appropriations for its 
operations but generates nearly all of its more than 
$65,000,000,000 in annual gross operating revenue by charging 
users of the mail for the costs of postage, products, and 
services. Funds provided to the Postal Service in the Payment 
to the Postal Service Fund include appropriations for revenue 
forgone including providing free mail for the blind, and for 
overseas absentee voting.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$48,422,000 for payment to the Postal Service Fund to 
compensate for revenue forgone on free mail for the blind and 
for overseas voters.
    The Committee includes provisions in the bill to ensure 
that mail for overseas voting and mail for the blind shall 
continue to be free; that 6-day delivery and rural delivery of 
mail shall continue without reduction; and that none of the 
funds provided be used to consolidate or close small rural and 
other small post offices in fiscal year 2017.
    On May 27, 2015, the Postal Service announced its decision 
to defer most of the mail processing plant consolidations 
scheduled to take place as the final stage of its Network 
Rationalization Initiative. The Postal Service is encouraged to 
update the Area Mail Processing feasibility studies for these 
plants using the most recent available data in advance of 
implementing the proposed consolidations.
    The Committee is concerned that the Postal Service and 
Postal Regulatory Commission have not completed the methodology 
on rural and urban mail delivery despite directives pursuant to 
enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public 
Law 114-113). The rural mail delivery report is expected to 
show service scores for mail from rural to rural areas, rural 
to urban areas and urban to rural areas, with timeliness scores 
broken down by State. This report is necessary to demonstrate 
whether major changes in the Postal Service mail processing 
network have had a deleterious effect upon rural mail service. 
The Committee directs that progress on completion and 
subsequent implementation of this methodology be prioritized at 
both the Postal Service and Postal Regulatory Commission in 
order to address mail delays identified by this effort.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $248,600,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     258,800,000
Committee recommendation................................     252,600,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector 
General [OIG] is an independent organization established in 
1996 and charged with reporting to Congress on the overall 
efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of Postal Service 
programs and operations. The OIG plays a key role in 
maintaining the integrity and accountability of America's 
postal service, its revenue and assets, and its employees. The 
OIG meets this responsibility by conducting and supervising 
objective and independent audits, investigations, and other 
reviews.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation, out of the 
Postal Fund, of $252,600,000 for the United States Postal 
Service Office of Inspector General.

                        United States Tax Court


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $51,300,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      53,861,000
Committee recommendation................................      53,861,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The U.S. Tax Court is an independent judicial body in the 
legislative branch established in 1969 under Article I of the 
Constitution of the United States. The Court was created to 
provide a national forum for the resolution of disputes between 
taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service, to resolve cases 
expeditiously while giving careful consideration to the merits 
of each matter, and to ensure the uniform interpretation of the 
Internal Revenue Code.
    The Tax Court is one of three courts in which taxpayers can 
bring suit to contest IRS liability determinations, and the 
only one in which taxpayers can do so without prepaying any 
portion of the disputed taxes. The matters over which the Court 
has jurisdiction are set forth in various sections of title 26 
of the United States Code.
    The Court is composed of 19 judges, one of whom the judges 
elect as chief judge. Tax Court judges are appointed to 15-year 
terms by the President with the advice and consent of the 
Senate. In their judicial duties the judges are assisted by 
senior judges, who participate in the adjudication of regular 
cases, and by special trial judges, who hear small tax cases 
and certain regular cases assigned to them by the chief judge.
    The Court is headquartered in Washington, DC, and conducts 
trial sessions in 74 cities throughout the United States, 
including Hawaii and Alaska. Decisions by the Court are 
reviewable by the U.S. Courts of Appeals and, if certiorari is 
granted, by the Supreme Court.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $53,861,000 
for the U.S. Tax Court.

                STATEMENT CONCERNING GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The Financial Services and General Government 
appropriations bill includes general provisions which govern 
both the activities of the agencies covered by the bill, and, 
in some cases, activities of agencies, programs, and general 
government activities that are not specifically covered by the 
bill.
    The bill contains a number of general provisions that have 
been carried in this bill for many years and which are routine 
in nature and scope. General provisions in the bill are 
explained under this section of the report. Those general 
provisions that deal with a single agency only are shown as 
administrative provisions immediately following that particular 
agency's or department's appropriation accounts in the bill. 
Those provisions that address activities or directives 
affecting all of the agencies covered in this bill are 
contained in title VI. General provisions that are 
Governmentwide in scope are specified in title VII of this 
bill. General provisions applicable to the District of Columbia 
are set forth in title VIII of this bill.

                                TITLE VI

                      GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT

    Section 601 continues the provision prohibiting pay and 
other expenses of non-Federal parties intervening in regulatory 
or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this act.
    Section 602 continues the provision prohibiting obligations 
beyond the current fiscal year and prohibits transfers of funds 
unless expressly provided.
    Section 603 continues the provision limiting expenditures 
for any consulting service through procurement contracts where 
such expenditures are a matter of public record and available 
for public inspection.
    Section 604 continues the provision prohibiting funds in 
this act from being transferred without express authority.
    Section 605 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
funds to engage in activities that would prohibit the 
enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act (46 Stat. 
590).
    Section 606 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
funds unless the recipient agrees to comply with the Buy 
American Act.
    Section 607 continues the provision prohibiting funding for 
any person or entity convicted of violating the Buy American 
Act.
    Section 608 continues the provision authorizing the 
reprogramming of funds and specifies the reprogramming 
procedures for agencies funded by this act.
    Section 609 continues the provision ensuring that 50 
percent of unobligated balances may remain available for 
certain purposes.
    Section 610 continues the provision restricting the use of 
funds for the Executive Office of the President to request 
official background reports from the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation without the written consent of the individual who 
is the subject of the report.
    Section 611 continues the provision ensuring that the cost 
accounting standards shall not apply with respect to a contract 
under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
    Section 612 continues the provision allowing use of certain 
funds relating to nonforeign area cost of living allowances.
    Section 613 continues the provision prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for abortions under the Federal Employees 
Health Benefits Program.
    Section 614 continues the provision providing an exemption 
from section 613 if the life of the mother is in danger or the 
pregnancy is a result of an act of rape or incest.
    Section 615 continues the provision waiving restrictions on 
the purchase of nondomestic articles, materials, and supplies 
in the case of acquisition by the Federal Government of 
information technology.
    Section 616 continues a provision on the acceptance by 
agencies or commissions funded by this act, or by their 
officers or employees, of payment or reimbursement for travel, 
subsistence, or related expenses from any person or entity (or 
their representative) that engages in activities regulated by 
such agencies or commissions.
    Section 617 continues a provision permitting the Securities 
and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission to fund a joint advisory committee to advise on 
emerging regulatory issues, notwithstanding section 708 of this 
act.
    Section 618 continues the provision requiring agencies 
covered by this act with independent leasing authority to 
consult with the General Services Administration before seeking 
new office space or making alterations to existing office 
space.
    Section 619 provides for several appropriated mandatory 
accounts, where authorizing language requires the payment of 
funds for Compensation of the President, the Judicial 
Retirement Funds (Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund, Judicial 
Survivors' Annuities Fund, and the United States Court of 
Federal Claims Judges' Retirement Fund), the Government Payment 
for Annuitants for Employee Health Benefits and Employee Life 
Insurance, and the Payment to the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund. In addition, language is included for certain 
retirement, healthcare and survivor benefits required by 3 
U.S.C. 102 note.
    Section 620 continues a provision allowing the Public 
Company Accounting Oversight Board to obligate amounts 
collected from monetary penalties for the purpose of funding 
scholarships for accounting students, as authorized by the 
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-204).
    Section 621 continues the provision prohibiting funds for 
the Federal Trade Commission to complete the draft report on 
food marketed to children unless certain requirements are met.
    Section 622 continues the provision prohibiting funds for 
certain positions.
    Section 623 continues a provision addressing conflicts of 
interest by preventing contractor security clearance-related 
background investigators from undertaking final Federal reviews 
of their own work.
    Section 624 continues the provision providing authority for 
Chief Information Officers over information technology 
spending.
    Section 625 continues the provision prohibiting funds from 
being used in contravention of the Federal Records Act.
    Section 626 continues the provision related to electronic 
communications.
    Section 627 continues the provision relating to Universal 
Service Fund payments for wireless providers.
    Section 628 continues the provision relating to the 
Securities and Exchange Commission.
    Section 629 continues, with modification, the provision 
relating to individuals affected by the data breach of systems 
of OPM.
    Section 630 is a new provision related to inspectors 
general.
    Section 631 is a new provision related to joint sales 
agreements.
    Section 632 is a new provision relating to the Securities 
and Exchange Commission.
    Section 633 is a new provision relating to the Federal 
Communications Commission.
    Section 634 is a new provision relating to financing of 
sales of agriculture commodities and vessels entering a port or 
place in Cuba.
    Section 635 is a new provision relating to travel to Cuba.
    Section 636 is a new provision relating to the access to 
telecommunications devices and services in Cuba.
    Section 637 is a new provision relating airline transit 
stops to and from Cuba.
    Section 638 is a new provision relating to financial 
institutions that provide financial services to certain 
entities engaged in commercial activities related to marijuana.

                               TITLE VII

                   GENERAL PROVISIONS--GOVERNMENTWIDE

                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 701 continues the provision requiring agencies to 
administer a policy designed to ensure that all of its 
workplaces are free from the illegal use of controlled 
substances.
    Section 702 continues the provision setting specific limits 
on the cost of passenger vehicles purchased by the Federal 
Government with exceptions for police, heavy duty, electric 
hybrid, and clean fuels vehicles with an exception for 
commercial vehicles that operate on emerging motor vehicle 
technology.
    Section 703 continues the provision allowing funds made 
available to agencies for travel to also be used for quarters 
allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 704 continues the provision prohibiting the 
Government, with certain specified exceptions, from employing 
non-U.S. citizens whose posts of duty would be in the 
continental United States.
    Section 705 continues the provision ensuring that agencies 
will have authority to pay the General Services Administration 
for space renovation and other services.
    Section 706 continues the provision allowing agencies to 
use receipts from the sale of materials for acquisition, waste 
reduction and prevention, environmental management programs, 
and other Federal employee programs.
    Section 707 continues the provision providing that funds 
for administrative expenses may be used to pay rent and other 
service costs in the District of Columbia.
    Section 708 continues the provision precluding interagency 
financing of groups absent prior statutory approval.
    Section 709 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds for enforcing regulations disapproved in 
accordance with the applicable law of the United States.
    Section 710 continues the provision limiting the amount 
that can be used for redecoration of offices under certain 
circumstances.
    Section 711 continues the provision that permits 
interagency funding of national security and emergency 
preparedness telecommunications initiatives, which benefit 
multiple Federal departments, agencies, and entities.
    Section 712 continues the provision requiring agencies to 
certify that a schedule C appointment was not created solely or 
primarily to detail the employee to the White House.
    Section 713 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
funds to prevent Federal employees from communicating with 
Congress or to take disciplinary or personnel actions against 
employees for such communication.
    Section 714 continues the provision prohibiting Federal 
training not directly related to the performance of official 
duties.
    Section 715 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda designed to 
support or defeat legislation pending before Congress.
    Section 716 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds by an agency to provide home addresses of 
Federal employees to labor organizations, absent employee 
authorization, or court order.
    Section 717 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds to provide nonpublic information such as 
mailing or telephone lists to any person or organization 
outside of the Government without approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Section 718 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda purposes within 
the United States not authorized by Congress.
    Section 719 continues the provision directing agencies' 
employees to use official time in an honest effort to perform 
official duties.
    Section 720 continues the provision authorizing the use of 
current fiscal year funds to finance an appropriate share of 
the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board administrative 
costs.
    Section 721 continues a provision authorizing the transfer 
of funds to the General Services Administration to finance an 
appropriate share of various Governmentwide boards and councils 
under certain conditions.
    Section 722 continues the provision authorizing 
breastfeeding at any location in a Federal building or on 
Federal property.
    Section 723 continues the provision permitting interagency 
funding of the National Science and Technology Council, and 
requiring an OMB report on the budget and resources of the 
Council.
    Section 724 continues the provision requiring 
identification of the Federal agencies providing Federal funds 
and the amount provided for all proposals, solicitations, grant 
applications, forms, notifications, press releases, or other 
publications related to the distribution of funding to a State.
    Section 725 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
funds to monitor personal information relating to the use of 
Federal Internet sites.
    Section 726 continues the provision regarding contraceptive 
coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan.
    Section 727 continues the provision recognizing that the 
United States is committed to ensuring the health of the 
Olympic, Pan American and Paralympic athletes, and supports the 
strict adherence to antidoping in sport activities.
    Section 728 continues the provision allowing departments 
and agencies to use official travel funds to participate in the 
fractional aircraft ownership pilot programs.
    Section 729 continues the provision prohibiting funds for 
implementation of OPM regulations limiting detailees to the 
legislative branch and placing certain limitations on the Coast 
Guard Congressional Fellowship program.
    Section 730 continues the provision prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for the acquisition of certain additional 
Federal law enforcement training facilities.
    Section 731 continues a provision that prohibits executive 
branch agencies from creating or funding prepackaged news 
stories that are broadcast or distributed in the United States 
unless specific notification conditions are met.
    Section 732 continues a provision prohibiting funds used in 
contravention of the Privacy Act, section 552a of title 5, 
United States Code or section 522.224 of title 48 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations.
    Section 733 continues a provision prohibiting funds in this 
or any other act from being used for Federal contracts with 
inverted domestic corporations or other corporations using 
similar inverted structures, unless the contract preceded this 
act or the Secretary grants a waiver in the interest of 
national security.
    Section 734 continues a provision requiring agencies to 
remit to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund an 
amount equal to the Office of Personnel Management's average 
unit cost of processing a retirement claim for the preceding 
fiscal year to be available to the Office of Personnel 
Management for the cost of processing retirements of employees 
who separate under Voluntary Early Retirement Authority or who 
receive Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments.
    Section 735 continues a provision prohibiting funds to 
require any entity submitting an offer for a Federal contract 
to disclose political contributions.
    Section 736 continues a provision prohibiting funds for the 
painting of a portrait of an employee of the Federal Government 
including the President, the Vice President, a Member of 
Congress, the head of an executive branch agency, of the head 
of an office of the legislative branch.
    Section 737 continues a provision limiting the pay 
increases of certain prevailing rate employees.
    Section 738 continues a provision eliminating automatic 
statutory pay increases for the Vice President, political 
appointees paid under the executive schedule, ambassadors who 
are not career members of the Foreign Service, politically 
appointed (noncareer) Senior Executive Service employees, and 
any other senior political appointee paid at or above level IV 
of the executive schedule.
    Section 739 continues a provision requiring reports to 
Inspectors General concerning expenditures for agency 
conferences.
    Section 740 continues a provision prohibiting the use of 
funds to increase, eliminate, or reduce a program or project 
unless such change is made pursuant to reprogramming or 
transfer provisions.
    Section 741 continues a provision prohibiting the Office of 
Personnel Management or any other agency from using funds to 
implement regulations changing the competitive areas under 
reductions-in-force for Federal employees.
    Section 742 continues a provision that prohibits the use of 
funds to begin or announce a study or a public-private 
competition regarding the conversion to contractor performance 
of any function performed by civilian Federal employees 
pursuant to Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 or 
any other administrative regulation, directive, or policy.
    Section 743 continues a provision that ensures that 
contractors are not prevented from reporting waste, fraud, or 
abuse by signing confidentiality agreements that would prohibit 
such disclosure.
    Section 744 continues a provision prohibiting funds to any 
corporation with certain unpaid Federal tax liabilities unless 
an agency has considered suspension or debarment of the 
corporation and made a determination that this further action 
is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.
    Section 745 continues a provision prohibiting funds to any 
corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation 
within the preceding 24 months unless an agency has considered 
suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a 
determination that this further action is not necessary to 
protect the interests of the Government.
    Section 746 continues a provision prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for the implementation of agreements in 
certain nondisclosure policies unless certain provisions are 
included in the policies.
    Section 747 continues a provision relating to the Consumer 
Financial Protection Bureau.
    Given the need for transparency and accountability in the 
Federal budgeting process, the Committee directs the Bureau to 
provide an informal, nonpublic full briefing at least annually 
before the relevant Appropriations subcommittee on the Bureau's 
finances and expenditures.
    Section 748 continues a provision that addresses possible 
technical scorekeeping differences for fiscal year 2017 between 
the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional 
Budget Office.
    Section 749 is a new provision to strengthen credit 
protections for deployed troops.
    Section 750 continues a provision declaring the 
inapplicability of these general provisions to title IV and 
title VIII.

                               TITLE VIII

                GENERAL PROVISIONS--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 801 continues the provision that allows the use of 
local funds for refunding overpayments of taxes collected and 
for paying settlements and judgments against the District of 
Columbia government.
    Section 802 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds for publicity or propaganda designed to 
support or defeat legislation before Congress or any State 
legislature.
    Section 803 continues the provision that establishes 
notification requirements for certain reprogramming and 
transfer requirements with respect to funds and specifies a 
timeframe for approval and execution of requests to reprogram 
and transfer local funds.
    Section 804 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds for salaries, expenses, or other costs 
associated with the offices of U.S. Senator or Representative 
under section 4(d) of the D.C. Statehood Constitutional 
Convention Initiatives of 1979.
    Section 805 continues, with a modification, the provision 
that restricts the use of official District of Columbia 
government vehicles to official duties and not between a 
residence and workplace, except under certain circumstances.
    Section 806 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds by the District of Columbia Attorney General 
or any other officer or entity of the District government to 
provide assistance for any petition drive or civil action which 
seeks to require Congress to provide for voting representation 
in Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Section 807 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds in this act to distribute, for the purpose of 
preventing the spread of blood borne pathogens, sterile needles 
or syringes in any location that has been determined by local 
public health officials or local law enforcement authorities to 
be inappropriate for such distribution.
    Section 808 continues the provision that includes a 
``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains to 
contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 809 restricts the use of Federal funds for 
abortion, with certain exceptions.
    Section 810 continues the provision requiring the CFO to 
submit a revised operating budget for agencies the CFO 
certifies as requiring a reallocation to address unanticipated 
program needs.
    Section 811 continues the provision requiring the CFO to 
submit a revised appropriated funds budget for the District of 
Columbia Schools that aligns the schools' budgets to actual 
enrollment.
    Section 812 continues the provision authorizing the 
transfer of local funds between operating funds and capital and 
enterprise funds.
    Section 813 continues the provision prohibiting obligations 
beyond the current fiscal year and prohibits transfers of funds 
unless expressly provided.
    Section 814 continues the provision that ensures that 50 
percent of unobligated balances may remain available for 
certain purposes.
    Section 815 continues a provision that appropriates local 
funds during fiscal year 2018 if there is an absence of a 
continuing resolution or regular appropriation for the District 
of Columbia. Funds are provided under the same authorities and 
conditions and in the same manner and extent as provided for 
fiscal year 2017.
    Section 816 continues the provision which limits references 
to ``this act'' in this title or title IV as referring to only 
this title and title IV.

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

    Paragraph 7 of rule XVI requires that Committee reports on 
general appropriations bills identify each Committee amendment 
to the House bill ``which proposes an item of appropriation 
which is not made to carry out the provisions of an existing 
law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or resolution previously 
passed by the Senate during that session.''
    The Committee is filing an original bill, which is not 
covered under this rule, but reports this information in the 
spirit of full disclosure.
    Items providing funding for fiscal year 2017 which lack 
authorization are as follows:
Department of the Treasury
    Departmental Offices
    Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments
    Office of the Inspector General
    Inspector General for Tax Administration
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
    Fiscal Service
    Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
    Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
    Internal Revenue Service:
        Taxpayer Services
        Enforcement
        Operations Support
        Business Systems Modernization
Executive Office of the President
    Office of Management and Budget
    Office of National Drug Control Policy
District of Columbia
    Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support
    Federal Payment for the District of Columbia Water and 
Sewer Authority
    Federal Payment for Judicial Commissions
    Federal Payment for the D.C. National Guard
Independent Agencies
    Administrative Conference of the United States
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    Election Assistance Commission
    Federal Communications Commission
    Federal Election Commission
    Federal Trade Commission
    General Services Administration:
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property management and related activities in the amounts specified in 
annual appropriations laws, as provided by 40 U.S.C. 592.
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    Merit Systems Protection Board
    National Archives and Records Administration, National 
Historical Publications and Records Commission
    National Credit Union Administration: Community Development 
Revolving Loan Fund
    Office of Government Ethics
    Office of Special Counsel

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

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on June 16, 2016, 
the Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill (S. 
3067) making appropriations for financial services and general 
government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and 
for other purposes, provided that the bill be subject to 
amendment and that the bill be consistent with its budget 
allocation, and provided that the Chairman of the Committee or 
his designee be authorized to offer the substance of the 
original bill as a Committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute to the House companion measure, by a recorded vote 
of 30-0, a quorum being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Cochran
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Alexander
Ms. Collins
Ms. Murkowski
Mr. Graham
Mr. Kirk
Mr. Blunt
Mr. Moran
Mr. Hoeven
Mr. Boozman
Mrs. Capito
Mr. Cassidy
Mr. Lankford
Mr. Daines
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Leahy
Mrs. Murray
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Reed
Mr. Tester
Mr. Udall
Mrs. Shaheen
Mr. Merkley
Mr. Coons
Mr. Schatz
Ms. Baldwin
Mr. Murphy

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

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

                      TITLE 15--COMMERCE AND TRADE


                 Chapter 41--Consumer Credit Protection


               Subchapter III--Credit Reporting Agencies


Sec. 1681a. Definitions; rules of construction

(q) Definitions Relating to Fraud Alerts.--
    (1) Active duty military consumer.--* * *

    (2) Fraud alert; [active duty alert] active duty alert; 
active duty freeze alert.--The terms ``fraud alert'' and 
``active duty alert'' and ``active duty freeze alert'' mean a 
statement in the file of a consumer that--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Sec. 1681c-1. Identity theft prevention; fraud alerts [and active duty 
                    alerts] active duty alerts; and active duty freeze 
                    alerts

(a) One-call fraud alerts

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

(c) Active duty alerts

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (1) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (3) refer the information regarding the active duty 
        alert to each of the other consumer reporting agencies 
        described in section 1681a(p) of this title, in 
        accordance with procedures developed under section 
        1681s(f) of this title.

    (d) Active Duty Freeze Alerts.--Upon the direct request of 
an active duty military consumer, or an individual acting on 
behalf of or as a personal representative of an active duty 
military consumer, a consumer reporting agency described in 
section 603(p) that maintains a file on the active duty 
military consumer and has received appropriate proof of the 
identity of the requester, at no cost to the active duty 
military consumer while the consumer is deployed, shall--

            (1) include an active duty freeze alert in the file 
        of that active duty military consumer, during a period 
        of not less than 12 months, or such longer period as 
        the Bureau shall determine, by regulation, beginning on 
        the date of the request, unless the active duty 
        military consumer or such representative requests that 
        such freeze alert be removed before the end of such 
        period, and the agency has received appropriate proof 
        of the identity of the requester for such purpose; and

            (2) during the 2-year period beginning on the date 
        of such request, exclude the active duty military 
        consumer from any list of consumers prepared by the 
        consumer reporting agency and provided to any third 
        party to offer credit or insurance to the consumer as 
        part of a transaction that was not initiated by the 
        consumer, unless the consumer requests that such 
        exclusion be rescinded before the end of such period.

[(d)] (e) Procedures

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

[(e)] (f) Referrals of alerts

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

[(f)] (g) Duty of reseller to reconvey alert

    A reseller shall include in its report any fraud alert [or 
active duty alert] active duty alert, or active duty freeze 
alert placed in the file of a consumer pursuant to this section 
by another consumer reporting agency.

[(g)] (h) Duty of other consumer reporting agencies to provide 
            contact information

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

[(h)] (i) Limitations on use of information for credit 
            extensions

  (1) Requirements for initial and active duty alerts

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (2) Requirements for extended alerts

    (A) Notification

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (B) Limitation on users

            No prospective user of a consumer report or of a 
        credit score generated using the information in the 
        file of a consumer that includes an extended fraud 
        alert in accordance with this section may establish a 
        new credit plan or extension of credit, other than 
        under an open-end credit plan (as defined in section 
        1602(i) of this title), in the name of the consumer, or 
        issue an additional card on an existing credit account 
        requested by a consumer, or any increase in credit 
        limit on an existing credit account requested by a 
        consumer, unless the user contacts the consumer in 
        person or using the contact method described in 
        subparagraph (A)(ii) to confirm that the application 
        for a new credit plan or increase in credit limit, or 
        request for an additional card is not the result of 
        identity theft.

    (3) Requirements for active duty freeze alerts.--

            (A) Notification.--Each active duty freeze alert 
        under this section shall include information that 
        notifies all prospective users of a consumer report on 
        the consumer to which the freeze alert relates that the 
        consumer does not authorize the establishment of any 
        new credit plan or extension of credit, other than 
        under an open-end credit plan (as defined in section 
        103(i)), in the name of the consumer, or issuance of an 
        additional card on an existing credit account requested 
        by a consumer, or any increase in credit limit on an 
        existing credit account requested by a consumer.

            (B) Prohibition on users.--No prospective user of a 
        consumer report that includes an active duty freeze 
        alert in accordance with this section may establish a 
        new credit plan or extension of credit, other than 
        under an open-end credit plan (as defined in section 
        103(i)), in the name of the consumer, or issue an 
        additional card on an existing credit account requested 
        by a consumer, or grant any increase in credit limit on 
        an existing credit account requested by a consumer 
        unless the user uses reasonable policies and procedures 
        to form a reasonable belief that the user knows the 
        identity of the person making the request.
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              TITLE 22--FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE


                      Chapter 69--Cuban Democracy


Sec. 6005. Sanctions

(b) Prohibitions on vessels

  [(1) Vessels engaging in trade

    [Beginning on the 61st day after October 23, 1992, a vessel 
which enters a port or place in Cuba to engage in the trade of 
goods or services may not, within 180 days after departure from 
such port or place in Cuba, load or unload any freight at any 
place in the United States, except pursuant to a license issued 
by the Secretary of the Treasury.]

  [(2)] (1) Vessels carrying goods or passengers to or from 
            Cuba

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  [(3)] (2) Inapplicability of ship stores general license

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  [(4)] (3) Definitions

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


       Chapter 79--Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement


Sec. 7207. Prohibition on United States assistance [and financing]

[(a) Prohibition on United States assistance]

  [(1) In general]

    [Notwithstanding]

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, no United States Government assistance, including United 
States foreign assistance, United States export assistance, and 
any United States credit or guarantees shall be available for 
exports to Cuba or for commercial exports to Iran, Libya, North 
Korea, or Sudan.

[(2)] (b) Rule of construction

    Nothing in [paragraph (1)] subsection (a) shall be 
construed to alter, modify, or otherwise affect the provisions 
of section 6039 of this title or any other provision of law 
relating to Cuba in effect on the day before October 28, 2000.

[(3)] (c) Waiver

    The President may waive the application of [paragraph (1)] 
subsection (a) with respect to Iran, Libya, North Korea, and 
Sudan to the degree the President determines that it is in the 
national security interest of the United States to do so, or 
for humanitarian reasons.

[(b) Prohibition on financing of agricultural sales to Cuba

  [(1) In general

            [No United States person may provide payment or 
        financing terms for sales of agricultural commodities 
        or products to Cuba or any person in Cuba, except in 
        accordance with the following terms (notwithstanding 
        part 515 of title 31, Code of Federal Regulations, or 
        any other provision of law):

                    [(A) Payment of cash in advance.

                    [(B) Financing by third country financial 
                institutions (excluding United States persons 
                or Government of Cuba entities), except that 
                such financing may be confirmed or advised by a 
                United States financial institution.

        [Nothing in this paragraph authorizes payment terms or 
        trade financing involving a debit or credit to an 
        account of a person located in Cuba or of the 
        Government of Cuba maintained on the books of a United 
        States depository institution.

  [(2) Penalties

            [Any private person or entity that violates 
        paragraph (1) shall be subject to the penalties 
        provided in the Trading With the Enemy Act for 
        violations under that Act.

  [(3) Administration and enforcement

            [The President shall issue such regulations as are 
        necessary to carry out this section, except that the 
        President, in lieu of issuing new regulations, may 
        apply any regulations in effect on October 28, 2000, 
        pursuant to the Trading With the Enemy Act, with 
        respect to the conduct prohibited in paragraph (1).

  [(4) Definitions

            [In this subsection--

                    [(A) the term ``financing'' includes any 
                loan or extension of credit;

                    [(B) the term ``United States depository 
                institution'' means any entity (including its 
                foreign branches or subsidiaries) organized 
                under the laws of any jurisdiction within the 
                United States, or any agency, office or branch 
                located in the United States of a foreign 
                entity, that is engaged primarily in the 
                business of banking (including a bank, savings 
                bank, savings association, credit union, trust 
                company, or United States bank holding 
                company); and

                    [(C) the term ``United States person'' 
                means the Federal Government, any State or 
                local government, or any private person or 
                entity of the United States.]
                                ------                                


            TITLE 40--PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PROPERTY, AND WORKS


                SUBTITLE II--PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND WORKS


                            Part A--General


         Chapter 33--Acquisition, Construction, and Alteration


Sec. 3314. Delegation

    (a) When Allowed.--The carrying out of the duties and 
powers of the Administrator of General Services under this 
chapter, in accordance with standards the Administrator 
prescribes--

            (1) shall, except for the authority contained in 
        section 3305(b) of this title, be delegated on request 
        to the appropriate [executive] Federal agency when the 
        estimated cost of the project does not exceed $100,000; 
        and

            (2) may be delegated to the appropriate [executive] 
        Federal agency when the Administrator determines that 
        delegation will promote efficiency and economy.
                                ------                                


                  JUDICIAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1990, 
                           PUBLIC LAW 101-650


SEC. 203. APPOINTMENT AND NUMBER OF DISTRICT JUDGES.

    (a) In General.--* * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (c) Temporary Judgeships.--The President shall appoint, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate--
            (1) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of California;

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (12) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Virginia.

Except with respect to the district of Kansas, the western 
district of Michigan, the eastern district of Pennsylvania, the 
district of Hawaii, and the northern district of Ohio, the 
first vacancy in the office of district judge in each of the 
judicial districts named in this subsection, occurring 10 years 
or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill 
the temporary judgeship created by this subsection, shall not 
be filled. The first vacancy in the office of district judge in 
the district of Kansas occurring [25 years and 6 months] 26 
years and 6 months or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created for such 
district under this subsection, shall not be filled. The first 
vacancy in the office of district judge in the western district 
of Michigan, occurring after December 1, 1995, shall not be 
filled. The first vacancy in the office of district judge in 
the eastern district of Pennsylvania, occurring 5 years or more 
after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the 
temporary judgeship created for such district under this 
subsection, shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the 
office of district judge in the northern district of Ohio 
occurring 19 years or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created under this 
subsection shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the office 
of the district judge in the district of Hawaii occurring 21 
years and 6 months or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created under this 
subsection shall not be filled. For districts named in this 
subsection for which multiple judgeships are created by this 
Act, the last of those judgeships filled shall be the 
judgeships created under this section.
                                ------                                


  21ST CENTURY DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS AUTHORIZATON ACT, 
                           PUBLIC LAW 107-273


SEC. 312. ADDITIONAL FEDERAL JUDGESHIPS.

    (a) Permanent District Judges for the District Courts.--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (c) Temporary Judgeships.--

            (1) In general.* * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (2) Vacancies not filled.--The first vacancy in the 
        office of district judge in each of the offices of 
        district judge authorized by this subsection, except in 
        the case of the central district of California and the 
        western district of North Carolina, occurring [14 
        years] 15 years or more after the confirmation date of 
        the judge named to fill the temporary district 
        judgeship created in the applicable district by this 
        subsection, shall not be filled. The first vacancy in 
        the office of district judge in the central district of 
        California occurring [13 years and 6 months] 14 years 
        and 6 months or more after the confirmation date of the 
        judge named to fill the temporary district judgeship 
        created in that district by this subsection, shall not 
        be filled. The first vacancy in the office of district 
        judge in the western district of North Carolina 
        occurring [12 years] 13 years or more after the 
        confirmation date of the judge named to fill the 
        temporary district judgeship created in that district 
        by this subsection, shall not be filled.
                                ------                                


 UNIVERSAL SERVICE ANTIDEFICIENCY TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ACT, PUBLIC LAW 
                                108-494


                      TITLE III--UNIVERSAL SERVICE


SEC. 302. APPLICATION OF CERTAIN TITLE 31 PROVISIONS TO UNIVERSAL 
                    SERVICE FUND.

    (a) In General.--During the period beginning on the date of 
enactment of this Act and ending on [December 31, 2017] 
December 31, 2018, section 1341 and subchapter II of chapter 15 
of title 31, United States Code, do not apply--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (b) Post-2005 Fulfillment of Protected Obligations.--
Section 1341 and subchapter II of chapter 15 of title 31, 
United States Code, do not apply after [December 31, 2017] 
December 31, 2018, to an expenditure or obligation described in 
subsection (a)(2) made or authorized during the period 
described in subsection (a).
                                ------                                


TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, THE JUDICIARY, 
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 
                        2006, PUBLIC LAW 109-115


                                TITLE IV


                             THE JUDICIARY


                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary

    Sec. 406. The existing judgeship for the eastern district 
of Missouri authorized by section 203(c) of the Judicial 
Improvements Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-650, 104 Stat. 5089) 
as amended by Public Law 105-53, as of the effective date of 
this Act, shall be extended. The first vacancy in the office of 
district judge in this district occurring [23 years and 6 
months] 24 years and 6 months or more after the confirmation 
date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created 
by section 203(c) shall not be filled.
                                ------                                


 TEMPORARY BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIPS EXTENSION ACT OF 2012, PUBLIC LAW 112-
                                  121


SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY OFFICE OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGES IN CERTAIN 
                    JUDICIAL DISTRICTS.

    (a) Temporary Office of Bankruptcy Judges Authorized by 
Public Law 109-8.--

            (1) Extensions.--* * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (2) Vacancies.--

                    (A) Single Vacancies.--Except as provided 
                in [subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), and (E)] 
                subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), and 
                (H), the 1st vacancy in the office of a 
                bankruptcy judge for each district specified in 
                paragraph (1)--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

                    (C) District of delaware.--The 1st, 2d, 3d, 
                and 4th vacancies in the office of bankruptcy 
                judge in the district of Delaware--

                            (i) in the case of the 1st and 2d 
                        vacancies, occurring more than 6 years 
                        after the date of the enactment of this 
                        Act,

                            [(i)] (ii) in the case of the 3d 
                        and 4th vacancies, occurring 5 years or 
                        more after the respective 1st, 2d, 3d, 
                        and 4th appointment dates of the 
                        bankruptcy judges appointed under 
                        paragraph (1)(F); and

                            [(ii)] (iii) resulting from the 
                        death, retirement, resignation, or 
                        removal of a bankruptcy judge;

                shall not be filled.

                    (D) Southern district of florida.--The 1st 
                and 2d vacancies in the office of bankruptcy 
                judge in the southern district of Florida--

                            (i) occurring [5 years] 6 years or 
                        more after the respective 1st and 2d 
                        appointment dates of the bankruptcy 
                        judges appointed under paragraph 
                        (1)(D); and

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

                    (E) District of maryland.--* * *

                            (i) * * *

                            (ii) resulting from the death, 
                        retirement, resignation, or removal of 
                        a bankruptcy judge,

                shall not be filled.

                    (F) Eastern district of michigan.--The 1st 
                vacancy in the office of a bankruptcy judge for 
                the eastern district of Michigan--

                            (i) occurring 6 years or more after 
                        the date of the enactment of this Act, 
                        and

                            (ii) resulting from the death, 
                        retirement, resignation, or removal of 
                        a bankruptcy judge, shall not be 
                        filled.

                    (G) District of puerto rico.--The 1st 
                vacancy in the office of a bankruptcy judge for 
                the district of Puerto Rico--

                            (i) occurring 6 years or more after 
                        the date of the enactment of this Act, 
                        and

                            (ii) resulting from the death, 
                        retirement, resignation, or removal of 
                        a bankruptcy judge, shall not be 
                        filled.

                    (H) Eastern district of virginia.--The 1st 
                vacancy in the office of a bankruptcy judge for 
                the eastern district of Virginia--

                            (i) occurring 6 years or more after 
                        the date of the enactment of this Act, 
                        and

                            (ii) resulting from the death, 
                        retirement, resignation, or removal of 
                        a bankruptcy judge, shall not be 
                        filled.
                                ------                                


                        BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL


  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  in   Committee    Amount  in
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with the subcommittee
 allocation for 2017: Subcommittee on Financial Services and
 General Government:
    Mandatory...............................................       21,937       21,937       21,930    \1\21,930
    Discretionary...........................................       22,393       22,552       23,325    \1\23,446
        Security............................................           33           33           NA           NA
        Nonsecurity.........................................       22,360       22,519           NA           NA
Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2017....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........    \2\39,620
    2018....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        3,847
    2019....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          739
    2020....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          193
    2021 and future years...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          192
Financial assistance to State and local governments for 2017           NA          622           NA       \2\471
 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
 
NA: Not applicable.
 
NOTE.--Consistent with the funding recommended in the bill for disaster relief funding and in accordance with
  section 251(b)(2)(D) of the BBEDCA of 1985, the Committee anticipates that the Budget Committee will provide a
  revised 302(a) allocation for the Committee on Appropriations reflecting an upward adjustment of $159,000,000
  in budget authority plus associated outlays.


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2017
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                        Senate Committee recommendation
                                                                                                                            compared with (+ or -)
                             Item                                     2016         Budget estimate      Committee    -----------------------------------
                                                                  appropriation                      recommendation         2017
                                                                                                                        appropriation    Budget estimate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
 
                     Departmental Offices
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................          222,500           334,376           347,376          +124,876           +13,000
    Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence............  ................         (117,000)         (123,000)        (+123,000)          (+6,000)
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence................          117,000   ................  ................         -117,000   ................
Cybersecurity Enhancement Account.............................  ................          109,827            47,743           +47,743           -62,084
Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments Programs......            5,000             5,000             5,000   ................  ................
Office of Inspector General...................................           35,416            37,044            37,044            +1,628   ................
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.............          167,275           169,634           169,634            +2,359   ................
Special Inspector General for TARP............................           40,671            41,160            41,160              +489   ................
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network..........................          112,979           115,003           114,479            +1,500              -524
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Departmental Offices..........................          700,841           812,044           762,436           +61,595           -49,608
 
Treasury Forfeiture Fund (rescission).........................         -700,000          -657,000          -657,000           +43,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Departmental Offices.............................              841           155,044           105,436          +104,595           -49,608
                                                               =========================================================================================
Bureau of the Fiscal Service..................................          363,850           353,057           353,057           -10,793   ................
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau......................          106,439           106,439           111,439            +5,000            +5,000
Franchise Fund................................................  ................            3,000   ................  ................           -3,000
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program               233,523           245,923           233,523   ................          -12,400
 Account......................................................
Payment of Government Losses in Shipment......................            2,000             2,000             2,000   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Department of the Treasury, non-IRS..............          706,653           865,463           805,455           +98,802           -60,008
                                                               =========================================================================================
                   Internal Revenue Service
 
Taxpayer Services.............................................        2,333,376         2,406,318         2,156,554          -176,822          -249,764
Enforcement...................................................        4,864,936         4,984,919         4,860,000            -4,936          -124,919
    Program integrity initiatives.............................  ................          231,344   ................  ................         -231,344
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................        4,864,936         5,216,263         4,860,000            -4,936          -356,263
 
Operations Support............................................        3,746,688         4,030,695         3,638,446          -108,242          -392,249
    Program integrity initiatives.............................  ................          283,404   ................  ................         -283,404
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................        3,746,688         4,314,099         3,638,446          -108,242          -675,653
 
Business systems modernization................................          290,000           343,415           290,000   ................          -53,415
General provision.............................................  ................  ................          290,000          +290,000          +290,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Internal Revenue Service.........................       11,235,000        12,280,095        11,235,000   ................       -1,045,095
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, title I, Department of the Treasury..............       11,941,653        13,145,558        12,040,455           +98,802        -1,105,103
          Appropriations......................................      (12,641,653)      (13,802,558)      (12,697,455)         (+55,802)      (-1,105,103)
          Rescissions.........................................        (-700,000)        (-657,000)        (-657,000)         (+43,000)  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
     TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS
                 APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT
 
                        The White House
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................           55,000            55,214            55,214              +214   ................
 
Executive Residence at the White House:
    Operating expenses........................................           12,723            12,723            12,723   ................  ................
    White House repair and restoration........................              750               750               750   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           13,473            13,473            13,473   ................  ................
 
Council of Economic Advisers..................................            4,195             4,201             4,201                +6   ................
National Security Council and Homeland Security Council.......           12,800            13,069            12,800   ................             -269
Office of Administration......................................           96,116            96,116            96,116   ................  ................
Presidential transition administrative support................  ................            7,582             7,582            +7,582   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, The White House..................................          181,584           189,655           189,386            +7,802              -269
                                                               =========================================================================================
Office of Management and Budget...............................           95,000           100,725            95,000   ................           -5,725
 
            Office of National Drug Control Policy
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................           20,047            19,274            19,274              -773   ................
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program.................          250,000           196,410           255,000            +5,000           +58,590
Other Federal Drug Control Programs...........................          109,810            98,480           109,871               +61           +11,391
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of National Drug Control Policy...........          379,857           314,164           384,145            +4,288           +69,981
                                                               =========================================================================================
Unanticipated needs...........................................              800             1,000               800   ................             -200
Information Technology Oversight and Reform...................           30,000            35,200            30,000   ................           -5,200
Special Assistance to the President and Official Residence of
 the Vice President:
    Salaries and expenses.....................................            4,228             4,228             4,228   ................  ................
    Operating expenses........................................              299               299               299   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................            4,527             4,527             4,527   ................  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, title II, Executive Office of the President and            691,768           645,271           703,858           +12,090           +58,587
       Funds Appropriated to the President....................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                   TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY
 
              Supreme Court of the United States
 
Salaries and expenses:
    Salaries of Justices......................................            2,557             3,000             3,000              +443   ................
    Other salaries and expenses...............................           75,838            76,668            76,668              +830   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           78,395            79,668            79,668            +1,273   ................
 
Care of the building and grounds..............................            9,964            14,868            14,868            +4,904   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Supreme Court of the United States...............           88,359            94,536            94,536            +6,177   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
    United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
 
Salaries and expenses:
    Salaries of judges........................................            2,922             3,000             3,000               +78   ................
    Other salaries and expenses...............................           30,872            30,108            30,108              -764   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal              33,794            33,108            33,108              -686   ................
       Circuit................................................
                                                               =========================================================================================
          United States Court of International Trade
 
Salaries and expenses:
    Salaries of judges........................................            2,005             2,000             2,000                -5   ................
    Other salaries and expenses...............................           18,160            18,462            18,462              +302   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, U.S. Court of International Trade................           20,165            20,462            20,462              +297   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial
                           Services
 
Salaries and expenses:
    Salaries of judges and bankruptcy judges..................          417,000           424,000           424,000            +7,000   ................
    Other salaries and expenses...............................        4,918,969         5,045,785         5,045,785          +126,816   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................        5,335,969         5,469,785         5,469,785          +133,816   ................
 
Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund........................            6,050             6,260             6,260              +210   ................
Defender services.............................................        1,004,949         1,056,326         1,054,468           +49,519            -1,858
Fees of jurors and commissioners..............................           44,199            43,723            39,929            -4,270            -3,794
Court security................................................          538,196           565,388           565,388           +27,192   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other            6,929,363         7,141,482         7,135,830          +206,467            -5,652
       Judicial Services......................................
                                                               =========================================================================================
       Administrative Office of the United States Courts
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................           85,665            87,748            87,748            +2,083   ................
 
                    Federal Judicial Center
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................           27,719            28,335            28,335              +616   ................
 
              United States Sentencing Commission
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................           17,570            18,150            18,150              +580   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, title III, the Judiciary.........................        7,202,635         7,423,821         7,418,169          +215,534            -5,652
                                                               =========================================================================================
                TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support..................           40,000            40,000            30,000           -10,000           -10,000
Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs in             13,000            34,895            34,895           +21,895   ................
 the District of Columbia.....................................
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts............          274,401           274,681           274,681              +280   ................
Federal Payment for Defender Services in District of Columbia            49,890            49,890            49,890   ................  ................
 Courts.......................................................
Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender Supervision          244,763           248,008           248,008            +3,245   ................
 Agency for the District of Columbia..........................
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Public Defender              40,889            41,829            41,829              +940   ................
 Service......................................................
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer              14,000            14,000            14,000   ................  ................
 Authority....................................................
Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council..            1,900             2,000             2,000              +100   ................
Federal Payment for Judicial Commissions......................              565               585               585               +20   ................
Federal Payment for School Improvement........................           45,000            43,200            45,000   ................           +1,800
Federal Payment for the D.C. National Guard...................              435               450               450               +15   ................
Federal Payment for Testing and Treatment of HIV/AIDS.........            5,000             5,000             5,000   ................  ................
Federal Payment for the Federal City Shelter..................  ................            9,000   ................  ................           -9,000
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, Title IV, District of Columbia...................          729,843           763,538           746,338           +16,495           -17,200
                                                               =========================================================================================
              TITLE V--OTHER INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
 
Administrative Conference of the United States................            3,100             3,200             3,100   ................             -100
Commodity Futures Trading Commission..........................          250,000           330,000           250,000   ................          -80,000
Consumer Product Safety Commission............................          125,000           130,500           124,000            -1,000            -6,500
Election Assistance Commission................................            9,600             9,800             9,600   ................             -200
 
               Federal Communications Commission
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................          384,012           358,286           341,315           -42,697           -16,971
Offsetting fee collections....................................         -384,012          -358,286          -341,315           +42,697           +16,971
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Direct appropriation....................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
 
             Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
 
Office of Inspector General (by transfer).....................          (34,568)          (35,958)          (35,958)          (+1,390)  ................
Deposit Insurance Fund (transfer).............................         (-34,568)         (-35,958)         (-35,958)          (-1,390)  ................
Federal Election Commission...................................           76,119            80,540            79,119            +3,000            -1,421
Federal Labor Relations Authority.............................           26,200            27,062            26,200   ................             -862
 
                   Federal Trade Commission
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................          306,900           342,000           306,900   ................          -35,100
Offsetting fee collections (mergers)..........................         -124,000          -125,000          -125,000            -1,000   ................
Offsetting fee collections (telephone)........................          -14,000           -15,000           -15,000            -1,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Direct appropriation....................................          168,900           202,000           166,900            -2,000           -35,100
 
                General Services Administration
 
                    Federal Buildings Fund
 
Limitations on availability of revenue:
    Construction and acquisition of facilities................        1,607,738         1,330,522           764,749          -842,989          -565,773
    Repairs and alterations...................................          735,331           841,617           632,539          -102,792          -209,078
    Rental of space...........................................        5,579,055         5,655,581         5,645,581           +66,526           -10,000
    Building operations.......................................        2,274,000         2,350,618         2,335,000           +61,000           -15,618
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Limitations on availability of revenue........       10,196,124        10,178,338         9,377,869          -818,255          -800,469
 
Rental income to fund.........................................       -9,807,722       -10,178,338       -10,178,338          -370,616   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Federal Buildings Fund...........................          388,402   ................         -800,469        -1,188,871          -800,469
                                                               =========================================================================================
Government-wide policy........................................           58,000            64,497            60,000            +2,000            -4,497
Operating expenses............................................           58,560            50,174            58,560   ................           +8,386
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals............................  ................            9,275   ................  ................           -9,275
Office of Inspector General...................................           65,000            66,000            65,000   ................           -1,000
Allowances and office staff for former Presidents.............            3,277             3,865             3,865              +588   ................
Federal Citizen Services Fund.................................           55,894            58,428            55,894   ................           -2,534
Expenses, Presidential transition.............................  ................            9,500             9,500            +9,500   ................
Pre-Election Presidential transition..........................           13,278   ................  ................          -13,278   ................
Information Technology Modernization Fund.....................  ................          100,000   ................  ................         -100,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, General Services Administration..................          642,411           361,739          -547,650        -1,190,061          -909,389
                                                               =========================================================================================
Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation.........................            1,000   ................            1,000   ................           +1,000
 
                Merit Systems Protection Board
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................           44,490            45,083            44,490   ................             -593
Limitation on administrative expenses.........................            2,345             2,345             2,345   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Merit Systems Protection Board...................           46,835            47,428            46,835   ................             -593
                                                               =========================================================================================
        Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
 
Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund...............            1,995             1,895             1,895              -100   ................
Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund.........................            3,400             3,249             3,249              -151   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Morris K. Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation...            5,395             5,144             5,144              -251   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
         National Archives and Records Administration
 
Operating expenses............................................          379,393           380,634           380,634            +1,241   ................
    Reduction of debt.........................................          -21,208           -23,000           -23,049            -1,841               -49
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          358,185           357,634           357,585              -600               -49
 
Office of the Inspector General...............................            4,180             4,801             4,801              +621   ................
Repairs and restoration.......................................            7,500             7,500             7,500   ................  ................
National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants            5,000             5,000             5,000   ................  ................
 Program......................................................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, National Archives and Records Administration.....          374,865           374,935           374,886               +21               -49
                                                               =========================================================================================
NCUA Community Development Revolving Loan Fund................            2,000             2,000             2,000   ................  ................
Office of Government Ethics...................................           15,742            16,090            16,090              +348   ................
 
                Office of Personnel Management
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................          120,688           144,867           120,688   ................          -24,179
    Limitation on administrative expenses.....................          124,550           144,653           124,550   ................          -20,103
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and Expenses.........................          245,238           289,520           245,238   ................          -44,282
 
Office of Inspector General...................................            4,365             5,072             5,072              +707   ................
    Limitation on administrative expenses.....................           22,479            26,662            25,112            +2,633            -1,550
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Office of Inspector General...................           26,844            31,734            30,184            +3,340            -1,550
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of Personnel Management...................          272,082           321,254           275,422            +3,340           -45,832
                                                               =========================================================================================
Office of Special Counsel.....................................           24,119            26,535            24,119   ................           -2,416
Postal Regulatory Commission..................................           15,200            17,726            15,200   ................           -2,526
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board...................           21,297            10,081            10,081           -11,216   ................
Recovery and Accountability Transparency Board................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Securities and Exchange Commission............................        1,605,000         1,781,457         1,605,000   ................         -176,457
    SEC fees..................................................       -1,605,000        -1,781,457        -1,605,000   ................         +176,457
    SEC Reserve Fund (rescission).............................          -25,000   ................  ................          +25,000   ................
    SEC Reserve Fund (limitation).............................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Selective Service System......................................           22,703            22,900            22,900              +197   ................
 
                 Small Business Administration
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................          268,000           275,033           268,000   ................           -7,033
Entrepreneurial Development Programs..........................          231,100           230,600           231,100   ................             +500
Office of Inspector General...................................           19,900            19,900            19,900   ................  ................
Office of Advocacy............................................            9,120             9,320             9,120   ................             -200
 
Business Loans Program Account:
    Direct loans subsidy......................................            3,338             4,338             4,338            +1,000   ................
    Guaranteed loans subsidy..................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    Administrative expenses...................................          152,726           152,726           152,726   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Business loans program account...................          156,064           157,064           157,064            +1,000   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
 
Disaster Loans Program Account:
    Administrative expenses...................................          186,858            27,148            27,148          -159,710   ................
        Disaster relief category..............................  ................          158,829           158,829          +158,829   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Total, Small Business Administration................          871,042           877,894           871,161              +119            -6,733
 
        Disaster Relief Category..............................  ................          158,829           158,829          +158,829   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
General provision (rescission) (Sec. 521).....................  ................          -55,000           -55,000           -55,000   ................
 
                 United States Postal Service
 
Payment to the Postal Service Fund............................           55,075            63,658            48,422            -6,653           -15,236
    Advance appropriations....................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Payment to the Postal Service Fund...............           55,075            63,658            48,422            -6,653           -15,236
                                                               =========================================================================================
Office of Inspector General...................................          248,600           258,800           252,600            +4,000            -6,200
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, United States Postal Service.....................          303,675           322,458           301,022            -2,653           -21,436
                                                               =========================================================================================
United States Tax Court.......................................           51,300            53,861            53,861            +2,561   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, title V, Independent Agencies....................        3,303,585         3,188,147         2,075,990        -1,227,595        -1,112,157
          Appropriations......................................       (3,328,585)       (3,084,318)       (1,972,161)      (-1,356,424)      (-1,112,157)
          Rescissions.........................................         (-25,000)         (-55,000)         (-55,000)         (-30,000)  ................
          Disaster relief category............................  ................         (158,829)         (158,829)        (+158,829)  ................
          Advances............................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
      (By transfer)...........................................          (34,568)          (35,958)          (35,958)          (+1,390)  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                 TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
Mandatory appropriations (Sec. 619)...........................       20,961,450        21,376,450        21,376,450          +415,000   ................
GSA Cybersecurity (rescission)................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, title VI, General Provisions.....................       20,961,450        21,376,450        21,376,450          +415,000   ................
 
      Grand total.............................................       44,830,934        46,542,785        44,361,260          -469,674        -2,181,525
          Appropriations......................................      (45,555,934)      (47,095,956)      (44,914,431)        (-641,503)      (-2,181,525)
          Rescissions.........................................        (-725,000)        (-712,000)        (-712,000)         (+13,000)  ................
          Disaster relief category............................  ................         (158,829)         (158,829)        (+158,829)  ................
          Advances............................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
      (By transfer)...........................................          (34,568)          (35,958)          (35,958)          (+1,390)  ................
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