H.R.5576 - Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, District of Columbia, and independent agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes. view all titles (22)
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- Short: Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007 as introduced.
- Short: Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, 2007 as introduced.
- Short: Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2007 as introduced.
- Short: Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2007 as introduced.
- Short: District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2007 as introduced.
- Short: Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2007 as introduced.
- Short: Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2007 as introduced.
- Short: Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007 as reported to house.
- Short: Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, 2007 as reported to house.
- Short: Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2007 as reported to house.
- Short: Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2007 as reported to house.
- Short: District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2007 as reported to house.
- Short: Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2007 as reported to house.
- Short: Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2007 as reported to house.
- Short: Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007 as passed house.
- Short: Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, 2007 as passed house.
- Short: Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2007 as passed house.
- Short: Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2007 as passed house.
- Short: District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2007 as passed house.
- Short: Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2007 as passed house.
- Short: The Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2007 as passed house.
- Official: Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, District of Columbia, and independent agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes. as introduced.
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Official Summary6/14/2006--Passed House, amended. (There are 2 other summaries)Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007 - Title I: Department of Transportation - Department of Transportation Appropri
6/14/2006--Passed House, amended. (There are 2 other summaries)
Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007 - Title I: Department of Transportation - Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2007 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2007 for:
(1) the Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary;
(2) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with a prohibition on the use of grants-in-aid for airport funds for the replacement of baggage conveyor systems, reconfiguration of terminal baggage areas, or other airport improvements that are necessary to install bulk explosive detection systems;
(3) the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA);
(4) the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration;
(5) the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration;
(6) the Federal Railroad Administration, including quarterly grants and efficiency incentive grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak);
(7) the Federal Transit Administration (FTA);
(8) the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation;
(9) the Maritime Administration;
(10) the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration;
(11) the Research and Innovative Technology Administration;
(12) the Office of Inspector General; and
(13) the Surface Transportation Board.
Sets forth certain rescissions of contract authorizations, liquidations of contract authorizations, limitations on obligations, and transfers of funds.
(Sec. 102)Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation (the Secretary in this title) to transfer unexpended balances available for the bonding assistance program from "Office of the Secretary, Salaries and expenses" to "Minority Outreach."
(Sec. 104)Bars the obligation of funds made available under this Act to establish or implement a program under which essential air service communities are required to assume subsidy costs (commonly known as the EAS local participation program).
(Sec. 111)Prohibits the use of funds in this Act to compensate in excess of 380 technical staff-years under the federally funded research and development center contract between the FAA and the Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development during FY2006.
(Sec. 114)Bars the use of funds appropriated or limited by this Act to change weight restrictions or prior permission rules at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, New Jersey.
(Sec. 115)Extends the authority of the Secretary to issue aviation ( war and terrorism risk) insurance through December 31, 2007.
(Sec. 116)Bars the use of funds made available in this Act for engineering work related to an additional runway at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
(Sec. 122)Makes funds for a certain highway bypass demonstration project in the vicinity of Prunedale, California, available for improvement of Route 101 in the vicinity of Prunedale, Monterey County, California.
(Sec. 123)Rescinds unobligated balances of certain transportation and highway project funds (including contract authority authorized for administrative expenses of the FHWA).
(Sec. 126)Makes funds from the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) for the reconstruction of School Road East in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, available for the Spring Valley Road Project in Marlboro Township, New Jersey.
(Sec. 127)Bars the use of funds made available or limited by this Act for:
(1) the development, planning, design, or construction of a bridge joining the Island of Gravina to the Community of Ketchikan, Alaska;
(2) the development, planning, design, or construction of the Knik Arm Bridge, Alaska; or
(3) any FHWA administrative expense to provide payment or reimbursement for expenses incurred by Alaska in carrying out such construction projects.
(Sec. 130)Subjects funds appropriated or limited in this Act to certain safety examination requirements for cross-border trucking between the United States and Mexico under the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002. Reaffirms the requirement that the Secretary report annually on the safety and security of transportation into the United States by Mexico-domiciled motor carriers.
(Sec. 163)Allows the FTA to provide grants for 100% of the net capital cost of a factory-installed or retrofitted hybrid electric bus system in a public transportation bus for FY2007 and FY2008.
(Sec. 165)Requires the non-federal share of the net project cost of the San Gabriel Valley Metro Gold Line connecting Los Angeles, South Pasadena and Pasadena to be counted toward satisfying federal matching requirements for fixed guideway systems on any phase of the San Gabriel Valley Gold Line Foothill Extension continuing from Pasadena to Montclair, California.
(Sec. 181)Makes DOT appropriations contained in this Act available for the procurement by an agency head of temporary or intermittent services of experts or consultants, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for an Executive Level IV.
(Sec. 182)Prohibits the use of funds under this Act:
(1) for salaries and expenses of more than 110 DOT political and presidential appointees; or
(2) to implement the establishment of a National Highway Safety Advisory Committee. Prohibits such political and presidential appointees from being assigned on temporary detail outside of DOT.
(Sec. 184)Prohibits a recipient of funds made available in this Act from disseminating personal information obtained by a state department of motor vehicles in connection with a motor vehicle record, except for specified permitted uses.
(Sec. 186)Authorizes the Secretary to allow the issuer of preferred stock sold to DOT to redeem or repurchase it upon the payment to DOT of an amount determined by the Secretary.
(Sec. 187)Prohibits the use of DOT funds in this Act to make a grant unless the Secretary notifies Congress at least three full business days before any discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or full funding grant agreement totaling $1 million or more is announced from:
(1) any FHWA discretionary grant program other than the emergency relief program;
(2) the FAA's airport improvement program; or
(3) any FTA program other than the formula grants and fixed guideway modernization programs.
Title II: Department of the Treasury - Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2007 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2007 for:
(1) the Department of the Treasury;
(2) the Office of Inspector General;
(3) the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration;
(4) the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network;
(5) the Financial Management Service;
(6) the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau;
(7) the U.S. Mint;
(8) the Bureau of the Public Debt; and
(9) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Sets forth certain transfers of funds.
(Sec. 202)Requires the IRS to maintain a training program for IRS employees to train such employees in taxpayers' rights, in dealing courteously with taxpayers, and in cross-cultural relations.
(Sec. 204)Makes funds for the IRS under this or any other Act available for improved facilities and increased manpower to provide sufficient and effective 1-800 help line service for taxpayers.
(Sec. 205)Earmarks funds made available under this Act for the IRS for operating expenses of the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
(Sec. 208)Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to enter into, renew, extend, administer, implement, enforce, or provide oversight of a qualified tax collection contract.
(Sec. 214)Bars the use of funds appropriated in this Act or otherwise available to the Department of the Treasury or the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to redesign the $1 Federal Reserve note.
(Sec. 216)Extends from eight years to nine years the authorization for the personnel management demonstration project providing for the compensation and performance management of not more than a combined total of 950 employees who fill critical scientific, technical, engineering, intelligence analyst, language translator, and medical positions in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
(Sec. 218)Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this Act or any other source to merge the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without the approval of specified congressional committees.
Title III: Department of Housing and Urban Development - Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, 2007 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2007 for:
(1) the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including tenant-based and project-based rental assistance;
(2) the Federal Housing Administration (FHA);
(3) the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA or Ginnie Mae);
(4) the Office of Lead Hazard Control;
(5) the Office of Inspector General; and
(6) the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.
Sets forth a certain reduction of funds, and certain rescissions of funds and transfers of funds.
(Sec. 301)States that 50% of budget authority amounts, or in lieu thereof 50% of the cash amounts associated with such budget authority, that are recaptured from certain "qualified projects" under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1988 shall be rescinded, or in the case of cash, remitted to the Treasury, and such non-rescinded or non-remitted amounts shall be used by state housing finance agencies or local governments or local housing agencies for certain approved projects. Authorizes the Secretary of HUD (Secretary under this title) to use up to 15% of such non-rescinded or non-remitted amounts as refinancing incentives for project owners.
(Sec. 302)Prohibits funds under this Act from being used during FY2007 to investigate or prosecute under the Fair Housing Act any otherwise lawful activities aimed at achieving or preventing government or court action.
(Sec. 303)Directs the Secretary to make housing for persons with AIDS grants to any state that qualified in a prior fiscal year but does not qualify in FY2007 due to decreased AIDS cases in non-metropolitan areas of the state. Allocates certain FY2007 housing funds for persons with AIDS from New York City, New York, on behalf of the New York-Wayne-White Plains, New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Division of the New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area to:
(1) Jersey City, New Jersey, based on the number of AIDS cases in the portion of the metropolitan area or division that is located in Hudson County, New Jersey; and
(2) Paterson, New Jersey, based on the number of AIDS cases in the portion of the metropolitan area or division that is located in Bergen County and Passaic County, New Jersey. Requires the recipient cities to use such amounts in their respective portions of the metropolitan division located in New Jersey.
(Sec. 304)Declares, with respect to FY2007 assisted living facility section 8 rental payments, that a family residing in an assisted living facility in counties in Michigan may be required to pay rent in an amount exceeding 40% of its monthly adjusted gross income.
(Sec. 305)Requires HUD to grant awards on a competitive basis.
(Sec. 306)Makes HUD funds subject to the Government Corporation Control Act or other restrictions available, without regard to limitations on administrative expenses, for legal services and services and facilities of the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA or Fannie Mae), Ginnie Mae, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC or Freddie Mac), Federal Financing Bank, Federal Reserve banks, Federal Home Loan banks, and any insured bank within the meaning of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
(Sec. 307)Limits HUD spending to amounts set forth in budget estimates submitted to Congress.
(Sec. 308)Authorizes HUD corporations and agencies subject to the Government Corporation Control Act to make necessary FY2007 expenditures without regard to fiscal year limitations. Limits the use of collections of these corporations and agencies (with specified exceptions) to new loan or mortgage purchase commitments only to the extent expressly provided for in this Act, unless they are in support of other forms of assistance provided in this or prior appropriations Acts.
(Sec. 309)Prohibits the obligation or expenditure by HUD of funds provided in this title for technical assistance, training, or management improvements unless HUD provides the appropriations committees with a description of each proposed activity and budget estimates of the associated costs (by March 15, 2007, for FY2007).
(Sec. 310)Directs the Secretary to report quarterly (with updates as requested) regarding all uncommitted, unobligated, and excess funds in each HUD program.
(Sec. 311)Allocates certain FY2007 housing funds for persons with AIDS from:
(1) Wilmington, Delaware, on behalf of the Wilmington, Delaware-Maryland-New Jersey Metropolitan Division, to New Jersey based on the number of AIDS cases in the New Jersey portion of the metropolitan division; and
(2) Raleigh, North Carolina, on behalf of the Raleigh-Carey, North Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area, to Wake County, North Carolina. Requires that the allocations be used in such Areas.
(Sec. 312)Directs HUD to submit its FY2007 congressional budget justifications using the identical structure provided under this Act and the accompanying report.
(Sec. 313)States that specified incremental vouchers previously made available for non-elderly disabled families shall continue to be provided to non-elderly disabled families.
(Sec. 314)Exempts public housing agencies in Alaska, Iowa, or Mississippi from the requirement of having a public housing resident or section 8 recipient on the board of directors. Requires such public housing agencies to establish advisory boards that include public housing tenants and section 8 recipients.
(Sec. 315)Allocates funds made available for Native Alaskans under the heading "Native American Housing Block Grants" to the same Native Alaskan housing block grant recipients that received FY2005 funds.
(Sec. 316)Prohibits funds under this title to be used for a Ginnie Mae audit that makes applicable requirements under the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990.
(Sec. 317)States that incremental vouchers previously made available under the "Housing Certificate Fund," or renewed under "Tenant-Based Rental Assistance," for family unification shall continue to be provided for family unification.
(Sec. 318)Permits a grant recipient under the conversion of elderly housing to assisted living facility program to establish a single-asset nonprofit entity to own the project and to lend the grant funds to such entity (which may be a private nonprofit organization under the American Homeownership and Economic Opportunity Act of 2000).
(Sec. 319)Prohibits provision of section 8 assistance to an individual who:
(1) is enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education;
(2) is under 24 years of age;
(3) is not a veteran;
(4) is unmarried;
(5) does not have a dependent child;
(6) is not otherwise eligible.
(Sec. 320)Directs the Secretary to give priority consideration to applications from the housing authorities of the Counties of San Bernardino and Santa Clara and the City of San Jose, California, to participate in the Moving to Work Demonstration Agreement under Title V, Section 204, of the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-134). Requires upon turnover that existing requirements on the re-issuance of Section 8 vouchers be maintained to ensure that not less than 75% of all vouchers be made available to extremely low-income families.
(Sec. 321)Authorizes the Secretary to approve additional Moving to Work Demonstration Agreements between a public housing agency and the Secretary, with a limit of no more than 32 Agreements.
(Sec. 322)Requires, for FY2007 and every fiscal year thereafter, that any obligated balances of contract authority or obligated balances derived from contract authority from FY1974 and prior years be deobligated and canceled upon contract expiration or termination.
(Sec. 323)Requires the Secretary in managing or disposing of multifamily property that is owned or held by the Secretary and occupied primarily by elderly or disabled families to maintain rental assistance payments under Section 8 that are attached to any dwelling units in such property. Authorizes the Secretary to the extent that such multifamily property is not feasible for continued rental assistance payments under Section 8 to contract for project-based rental assistance payments with an owner or owners of other existing housing properties or provide other rental assistance.
(Sec. 324)Bars the use of funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act or any other Act to develop or impose policies or procedures (including an account structure) that subjects Ginnie Mae to the requirements of the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990. Declares that such prohibition shall not be construed to exempt Ginnie Mae from credit subsidy budgeting or from budget presentation requirements previously adopted.
(Sec. 325)Amends the National Housing Act to revise eligibility requirements for FHA single family mortgage insurance to require the maximum principal obligation (mortgage) to:
(1) be the lesser of: (a) the median house price in the area, as determined by the Secretary (current law, 95% of the median house price); or (b) the alternative dollar amount limitation determined for a residence of the applicable size, except that the dollar amount limitation in effect for any area may not be less than the greater of the dollar amount limitation in effect for the area on October 21, 1998, or 65% (current law, 48%) of the dollar limitation for a residence of the applicable size; and
(2) not to exceed the appraised value of the property, plus any initial service charges, appraisal, inspection and other fees in connection with the mortgage as approved by the Secretary. Requires additionally that a mortgage be executed by a mortgagor who shall have paid on account of the property, in cash or its equivalent, an amount, if any, as determined by Secretary based on certain factors and commensurate with the likelihood of default.
Establishes a mortgage insurance premium structure that provides for a single premium payment collected prior to the insurance of the mortgage or periodic payments, or both, without regard to any maximum or minimum premium amounts for insured mortgages that are secured by a 1-to 4-family dwelling and for which loan applications are received by the mortgagor on or after October 1, 2006.
Authorizes an amount for administrative contract expenses (including amounts to be transferred to the Working Capital Fund) for FHA program and systems development for single family mortgage insurance.
(Sec. 326)Considers the cities of Alton and Granite City, Illinois, as metropolitan cities eligible for community development grants for a period not less than the time period covered by the enactment of this Act and the implementation of modifications pursuant to the 2010 decennial census.
Title IV: The Judiciary - The Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2007 - Makes appropriations to the Judiciary for FY2007 for:
(1) the U.S. Supreme Court;
(2) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit;
(3) the U.S. Court of International Trade;
(4) the courts of appeals, district courts, and other judicial services;
(5) the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts;
(6) the Federal Judicial Center;
(7) judiciary retirement funds; and
(8) the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Sets forth certain transfers of funds.
(Sec. 405)Amends the Judicial Improvements Act of 1990 to require the first vacancy in the office of district judge in the district of Kansas occurring 20 years or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created for such district not be filled.
Title V: The District of Columbia - District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2007 - Makes appropriations to the District of Columbia for FY2007, including amounts for the federal payments:
(1) for District of Columbia Resident Tuition Support;
(2) for emergency planning and security costs in the District;
(3) to District of Columbia Courts;
(4) for Defender Services in District of Columbia Courts;
(5) to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia;
(6) to the DC Water and Sewer Authority;
(7) to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council;
(8) to the Chief Financial Officer of the District; and
(9) for a DC Public School improvement program. Appropriates specified sums out of the District's general fund and/or other funds for the current fiscal year for certain operating expenses (with specified limitations). Requires appropriated amounts to be subject to the provisions of and allocated and expended as proposed under "Title II--District of Columbia Funds" of the Fiscal Year 2007 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan submitted to Congress by the District of Columbia in June 2006.
Sets forth authorized or prohibited uses of funds appropriated by this title identical or similar to corresponding provisions of the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2006.
Sets forth certain transfers of funds.
(Sec. 504)Authorizes the District to use local funds provided in this title to carry out lobbying activities on any matter other than:
(1) the promotion or support of any boycott; or
(2) statehood or voting representation in Congress for the District.
States that nothing in this section may be construed to prohibit any elected official from advocating with respect to any issues.
(Sec. 505)Prohibits the availability of appropriations, without prior approval by the congressional appropriations committees, for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of federal and local funds that:
(1) creates a new program;
(2) eliminates a program, project, or activity;
(3) establishes or changes allocations specifically denied, limited, or increased under this Act;
(4) increases funds or personnel for any program, project, or responsibility center for which funds have been denied or restricted;
(5) reestablishes any program or project previously deferred through reprogramming;
(6) augments existing programs, projects, or activities in excess of $3 million or 10%, whichever is less; or
(7) increases by 20% or more personnel assigned to a specific program, project, or responsibility center. Authorizes the District to approve and execute reprogramming and transfer requests of local funds under this title through September 30, 2007.
(Sec. 511)Bars the use of funds under this Act to implement or enforce:
(1) the District of Columbia Health Care Benefits Expansion Act of 1992 (also known as the District Domestic Partner Act); or
(2) any system of registration of unmarried, cohabiting couples for purposes of extending them benefits on the same basis as they are extended to legally married couples.
(Sec. 515)Prohibits the use of funds by any District government officer or entity 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.
(Sec. 516)Prohibits the use of funds contained in this Act for any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug. Requires individuals or entities who do so to account for all funds used for such program separately from any funds contained in this title.
(Sec. 517)Prohibits the use of funds contained in this Act 60 days after its enactment to pay the salary of any chief financial officer of any District government office who has not filed a certification with the Mayor and Chief Financial Officer CFO) of the District that the officer understands the duties and restrictions applicable, including reports required as a result of this Act or its amendments.
(Sec. 518)Provides that nothing in this Act may be construed to prevent the Council or the Mayor of the District of Columbia from addressing the issue of the provision of contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans. Expresses the intent of Congress that any legislation enacted on such issue should include a "conscience clause" which provides exceptions for religious beliefs and moral convictions.
(Sec. 519)Requires the Mayor to report quarterly to specified congressional committees on the following District issues:
(2) access to substance and alcohol abuse treatment;
(3) management of parolees and pretrial violent offenders;
(5) improvement in basic District services, including rat control and abatement;
(6) application for and management of federal grants; and
(7) indicators of child well-being.
(Sec. 521)Prohibits funds contained in this Act from being made available to pay:
(1) the fees in excess of $4,000 of an attorney who represents a party or defends an action, including an administrative proceeding, brought against the DC Public Schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); or
(2) the fees of an attorney or firm whom the CFO determines to have a pecuniary interest, either through an attorney, officer or employee of the firm, in any special education diagnostic services, schools, or other special education service providers.
(Sec. 522)Directs the CFO to require attorneys in special education cases brought under IDEA in the District to certify in writing, along with other specified disclosures, that the attorney or representative rendered any and all services for which they receive awards, including those received under a settlement agreement or as part of an administrative proceeding, under IDEA.
(Sec. 523)Allows the increase of the amount appropriated by this Act up to $42 million from funds identified in the comprehensive annual financial report as the District's FY2006 unexpended general fund surplus.
Requires the CFO to certify that the use of such funds is not anticipated to have a negative impact on the District's long-term financial, fiscal, and economic vitality.
Limits the use of such funds for:
(1) one-time expenditures;
(2) expenditures to avoid deficit spending;
(3) debt reduction;
(4) program needs; and
(5) expenditures to avoid revenue shortfalls.
Prohibits the funds from being:
(1) used to fund District government agencies under court-ordered receivership; or
(2) obligated or expended without the approval of congressional appropriations committees in advance.
(Sec. 524)Allows the increase of the amount appropriated as District funds pursuant to this title by an aggregate amount of:
(1) up to 25%, in the case of amounts proposed to be allocated as "Other-Type Funds" in the Fiscal Year 2007 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan submitted to Congress; and
(2) up to 6%, in the case of any other amounts proposed to be allocated in such Plan.
Requires the CFO to certify the increase in revenue and that the use of such funds is not anticipated to have a negative impact on the District's long-term financial, fiscal, or economic health.
Prohibits the funds from being:
(1) used to fund District government agencies under court-ordered receivership; or
(2) obligated or expended without advance notification to congressional appropriations committees.
(Sec. 525)Authorizes the CFO, for purposes of cash flow management, to conduct short-term borrowing from the emergency reserve fund and from the contingency reserve fund, with a limit on the amount borrowed not to exceed 50% of the total amount of funds contained in both funds.
(Sec. 526)Prohibits the use of funds contained in this title to enact or carry out any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act or any tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) derivative.
Declares that the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1998, also known as Initiative 59, approved by the electors of the District on November 3, 1998, shall not take effect.
(Sec. 527)Prohibits the expenditure of funds appropriated under this title for abortions except where the mother's life would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term or in cases of rape or incest.
(Sec. 530)Amends the District of Columbia Court Reform and Criminal Procedure Act of 1970 to authorize appropriations to the District of Columbia Public Defender Service in each fiscal year (effectively, funds appropriated directly to the Service). Title VI: Executive Office of the President and Funds Appropriated to the President - Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2007 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2007 for compensation of the President and salaries and expenses of designated White House agencies, including:
(1) the Council of Economic Advisers;
(2) the Office of Policy Development;
(3) the National Security Council (NSC);
(4) the Office of Administration;
(5) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB);
(6) the Office of National Drug Control Policy;
(7) various other specified Federal Drug Control Programs; and
(8) special assistance to the President and the official residence of the Vice President.
Sets forth certain transfers of funds.
(Sec. 602)Requires the President to submit, prior to the obligation of funds appropriated under the "Office of National Drug Control Policy," a financial plan on the proposed uses of all funds to the Committees on Appropriations. Allows 20% of such funds to be obligated before submission of the plan subject to prior approval of the Committees.
Title VII: Independent Agencies - Authorizes appropriations for FY2007 for independent agencies, including:
(1) the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board;
(2) the Consumer Product Safety Commission;
(3) the Election Assistance Commission;
(4) the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC);
(5) the Federal Election Commission;
(6) the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA);
(7) the Federal Maritime Commission;
(8) the General Services Administration (GSA);
(9) government-wide policy;
(10) the Office of Inspector General (OIG);
(11) an electronic government fund (to develop innovative uses of electronic and Internet projects);
(12) for allowances and office staff for former presidents;
(13) a Federal Citizen Information Center Fund;
(14) the Merit Systems Protection Board;
(15) Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation;
(16) a Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund;
(17) the National Archives and Records Administration;
(18) the National Historic Publications and Records Commission Grants Program;
(19) National Credit Union Administration (NCUA);
(20) the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund;
(21) the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB);
(22) the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation;
(23) the Office of Government Ethics;
(24) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM);
(25) the Office of Inspector General;
(26) for the government payment for annuitants, employees health benefits, employee life insurance, and the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund;
(27) the Office of Special Counsel;
(28) the Selective Service System;
(29) the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness;
(30) a payment to the U.S. Postal Service (for revenue forgone on free and reduced rate mail); and
(31) the U.S. Tax Court.
Sets forth certain transfers of funds and a rescission of funds.
(Sec. 707)Amends federal law to replace the the General Supply Fund and the Information Technology Fund with the Acquisition Services Fund.
Title VIII: General Provisions This Act - Sets forth permissions for and restrictions upon the use of funds under this Act.
(Sec. 804)Limits the expenditure of any appropriation under this Act for any consulting service through procurement contracts to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law or under existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law.
(Sec. 807)Prohibits payment of the salary from any appropriation under this Act for any person filling a position (other than a temporary position) formerly held by an employee who has:
(1) left to enter the U.S. Armed Forces and satisfactorily completed his or her period of active military or naval service; and
(2) within 90 days after release from such service, or from hospitalization continuing after discharge for up to one year, applied for restoration to his former position and has been certified by OPM as still qualified to perform the duties of his or her former position, but not been restored to it.
(Sec. 808)Prohibits expenditure of funds by an entity that does not agree to comply with requirements of the Buy American Act.
(Sec. 809)Makes funds unavailable to any person or entity that has been convicted of violating the Buy American Act.
(Sec. 812)Makes funds unavailable by the Executive Office of the President to request from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) any official background investigation report on any individual, except when:
(1) such individual has given his or her express written consent for such request within six months before the date of such request and during the same presidential administration; or
(2) such request is required due to extraordinary circumstances involving national security.
(Sec. 813)Makes the cost accounting standards promulgated under the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act inapplicable to a federal employees health benefits program contract.
(Sec. 814)Authorizes OPM to accept and utilize (without regard to any restriction on unanticipated travel expenses imposed in an Appropriations Act) funds made available to OPM pursuant to court approval for resolving litigation and implementing any settlement agreements regarding the nonforeign area cost-of-living allowance program.
(Sec. 815)Makes funds unavailable to pay for an abortion, or the administrative expenses in connection with any health plan under the federal employees health benefits program which provides any benefits or coverage for abortions (except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term or the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest).
(Sec. 817)Makes the restriction on purchasing nondomestic articles, materials, and supplies set forth in the Buy American Act inapplicable to the acquisition by the federal government of commercial information technology.
(Sec. 818)Makes funds unavailable to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce a proposed rule relating to the determination that a real estate brokerage is an activity that is financial in nature or incidental to a financial activity.
(Sec. 819)Prohibits the use of funds to support federal, state, or local projects that seek to use the power of eminent domain unless it is for a public use.
Title IX: General Provisions, Government-Wide (Departments, Agencies, and Corporations) - Sets forth requirements for the use of appropriations by designated departments, agencies, and corporations.
(Sec. 917)Sets restrictions upon the use of appropriations by any federal department, agency, or instrumentality unless it has in place, and will continue to administer in good faith, a written policy designed to ensure that all workplaces are free from discrimination and sexual harassment and are not in violation of title VII (Equal Employment Opportunity) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
(Sec. 931)Amends federal law to repeal a provision extending the authorization for the franchise fund pilot programs in six executive agencies.
(Sec. 932)Prohibits the use of appropriations to collect, review, or create any aggregation of data by any means of personally identifiable information relating to an individual's access to or use of any federal government Internet site.
(Sec. 933)Prohibits the use of funds to enter into or renew a contract for a federal employee health plan which includes a provision providing prescription drug coverage, except where the contract also includes a provision for contraceptive coverage. Exempts specified religious plans. Prohibits a health plan under this section from discriminating against an individual on the basis that the individual refuses to prescribe contraceptives because such activities would be contrary to his or her religious beliefs or moral convictions.
(Sec. 934)Declares that Congress recognizes the United States Anti-Doping Agency as the official anti-doping agency for Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic sport in the United States.
(Sec. 935)Allows federal departments and agencies to use funds appropriated for official travel to participate in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot program, if consistent with OMB Circular A-126 regarding official travel for government personnel.
(Sec. 937)Prohibits an executive branch agency from purchasing, constructing, and/or leasing any additional facilities, except within or contiguous to existing locations, to conduct federal law enforcement training without advance approval of congressional appropriations committees. Authorizes the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to obtain the temporary use of additional facilities by lease, contract, or other agreement for training which cannot be accommodated in existing Center facilities.
(Sec. 938)Bars the availability of funds for transfers or reimbursements to the E-Government Initiatives sponsored by OMB before 15 days following an OMB report to the congressional appropriations committees, or receipt of their approval to transfer funds.
(Sec. 939)Prohibits the use of funds for conversion to contractor performance of any activity or function of an executive agency performed by more than 10 federal employees.
Permits the use of funds for such a conversion if:
(1) it is based on the result of a public-private competition that includes a most efficient and cost effective organization plan developed by such activity or function; and
(2) the Competitive Sourcing Official determines that, over all performance periods stated in the solicitation of offers for performance of the activity or function, the cost of performance by a contractor would be less costly to the executive agency by at least the lesser of $10 million or 10% of the most efficient organization's personnel-related costs for performance of that activity or function by federal employees.
Exempts from this requirement:
(1) the Department of Defense (DOD);
(2) the airport security screening opt-out program;
(3) a commercial or industrial type function included on the procurement list established pursuant to the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (JWOA), or planned to be converted to performance by a qualified nonprofit agency for the blind or other severely handicapped individuals in accordance with JWOA;
(4) DOD depot contracts or contracts for depot maintenance; or
(5) activities that are the subject of an ongoing competition that was publicly announced before the enactment of this Act.
Declares that nothing in OMB Circular A-76 shall prevent the head of an executive agency from conducting a public-private competition to evaluate the benefits of converting work from contract performance to performance by federal employees in appropriate instances. Requires the OMB Circular to provide procedures and policies for these competitions that are similar to those applied to competitions that may result in the conversion of work from performance by federal employees to performance by a contractor.
(Sec. 940)Requires a pay increase of 2.7% for civilian employees of DOD and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2007.
(Sec. 941)Bars the use of funds under this or any other Act by an executive branch agency, unless otherwise authorized by existing law, to produce any prepackaged news story intended for broadcast or distribution in the United States, unless the story includes a clear notification within its text or audio that it was prepared or funded by that agency.
(Sec. 942)Bars the use of funds made available in this Act in contravention of the Privacy Act or regulations concerning protection of privacy and freedom of information.
(Sec. 943)Requires each executive department and agency to evaluate the creditworthiness of an individual before issuing him or her a government travel charge card. Prohibits issuance of such card to individuals that either lack a credit history or are found to have an unsatisfactory credit history.
(Sec. 945)Bars funds made available in this Act to:
(1) demolish or restrict use of the interchange located at Exit 131 of Interstate Route 40 and State Route 16 in Catawba County, North Carolina;
(2) contravene requirements directing the federal government to acquire a certain number of light duty alternative fueled vehicles for the federal fleet by specified fiscal years;
(3) contravene certain federal buildings energy performance and reporting requirements;
(4) construct, expand, renovate, or build the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center;
(5) eliminate, consolidate, co-locate, or plan the consolidation or co-location of a Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON); and
(6) send or pay for more than 50 federal agency employees to attend a single conference outside of the United States.
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