Makes appropriations for FY2013 for independent agencies, including:
(1) the Administrative Conference of the United States;
(2) the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation;
(3) the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC);
(4) the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC);
(5) the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), including election reform activities;
(6) the Federal Communication Commission (FCC);
(7) the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), for its Office of Inspector General;
(8) the Federal Election Commission (FEC);
(9) the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA);
(10) the Federal Trade Commission (FTC);
(11) the General Services Administration (GSA);
(12) government-wide policy activities and operating expenses;
(13) the GSA Office of Inspector General;
(14) the electronic government fund;
(15) allowances and office staff for former presidents;
(16) presidential transition expenses;
(17) the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies;
(18) the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation;
(19) the Merit Systems Protection Board;
(20) Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation;
(21) the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund;
(22) the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), including the Office of Inspector General;
(23) the National Historic Publications and Records Commission grants program;
(24) the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA);
(25) the credit union Community Development Revolving Loan Fund;
(26) the Office of Government Ethics;
(27) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), including the Office of Inspector General;
(28) the government payment for annuitants, employee health benefits, employee life insurance, and the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund;
(29) the Office of Special Counsel;
(30) the Postal Regulatory Commission;
(31) the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board;
(32) the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board;
(33) the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC);
(34) the Selective Service System;
(35) the Small Business Administration (SBA), including the Office of Inspector General and the Office of Advocacy;
(36) the U.S. Postal Service, including the Office of Inspector General; and
(37) the U.S. Tax Court. Sets forth certain transfers of funds.
Amends the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act to revise eligibility requirements for the state swimming pool safety grant program to include swimming pools constructed in the state after the date the state submits a grant application to the CPSC. (Currently, such requirements include swimming pools constructed after the date that is six months after the enactment of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2012.) Extends the state swimming pool safety grant program through FY2014. Revises minimum state law requirements for such grants to repeal requirements that:
(1) all pools and spas be equipped with devices and systems designed to prevent entrapment by pool or spa drains;
(2) all pools and spas that have a main drain, other than an unblockable drain, be equipped with a drain cover that meets the consumer product safety standard; and
(3) periodic notification is provided to owners of residential swimming pools or spas about compliance with the entrapment protection standards of the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 performance standard.
Requires the CPSC to: (1) assess the effectiveness of the ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 Proposed Standard for window coverings, and (2) promulgate a revised or more stringent window covering safety standard if it would eliminate or substantially reduce the strangulation risk posed by corded window coverings.
Amends the Universal Service Antideficiency Temporary Suspension Act to extend through December 31, 2014, the waiver of certain limitations on: (1) expending, obligating, or apportioning appropriations with respect to the collection or receipt of federal universal service contributions under the Communications Act of 1934; and (2) expending or obligating funds attributable to such contributions for universal service support programs.
Prohibits the use of funds by the FCC to modify, amend, or change its rules or regulations for universal service support payments to implement the February 27, 2004, recommendations of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service regarding single connection or primary line restrictions on universal service support payments.
Requires GSA, if specified congressional committees adopt a resolution granting lease authority pursuant to a specified GSA prospectus, to ensure that the delineated area of procurement is identical to the delineated area included in the prospectus for all lease agreements.
Amends the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 to postpone until September 27, 2013, the repeal of (and so extend till such date) the SBA Administrator's authority under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to provide refinancing under the local development business loan program for: (1) previous business debts meeting specified criteria, and (2) certain projects that do not involve small business expansions.