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Text of the Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Consequences of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Food Stamps, Unemployment Compensation Administration, Veterans Compensation and Pensions, ...

...Compensation and Pensions, and Other Urgent Needs Act of 1991

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 10, 1991. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 10, 1991 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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H.R.1281

One Hundred Second Congress of the United States of America

AT THE FIRST SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January,

one thousand nine hundred and ninety-one

An Act

Making dire emergency supplemental appropriations for the consequences of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, food stamps, unemployment compensation administration, veterans compensation and pensions, and other urgent needs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to provide dire emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I--EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS

    All funds provided under this title are hereby designated to be ‘emergency requirements’ for all purposes of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.

CHAPTER I

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Federal Bureau of Investigation

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’ to provide for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, $4,633,000.

Immigration and Naturalization Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’ to provide for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, $3,103,000.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Administration of Foreign Affairs

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’ to provide for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $39,700,000.

EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE

    For an additional amount for ‘Emergencies in the diplomatic and consular service’ to provide for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $9,300,000, to remain available until expended.

RELATED AGENCY

United States Information Agency

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’ to provide for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $5,800,000, of which $1,400,000 is to be derived by transfer from unobligated balances in ‘Radio Construction’ subject to the Department of Defense waiving reimbursement for transportation, personnel, and related costs for establishing a temporary medium-wave broadcast facility for the Voice of America in Bahrain.

CHAPTER II

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Federal Payment to the District of Columbia

    For an additional amount for ‘Federal payment to the District of Columbia’ to provide for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $3,565,000, to remain available until expended.

CHAPTER III

FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT

Agency for International Development

OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    For an additional amount for ‘Operating Expenses of the Agency for International Development’ to provide for additional costs resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $6,000,000 to remain available until September 30, 1991, which shall be made available only for the costs of evacuating United States Government employees and Personal Services Contractors, their dependents, and for subsistence allowance payments.

Economic Support Fund

    For an additional amount for the ‘Economic Support Fund’, $850,000,000, to provide for additional costs resulting from the conflict in the Persian Gulf, of which $650,000,000 shall be made available only for Israel, and of which $200,000,000 may be obligated and expended notwithstanding section 10 of Public Law 91-672 only for the Republic of Turkey: Provided, That such sums shall be made available on a grant basis as cash transfers and shall remain available for obligation until September 30, 1991: Provided further, That such sums may be used by Israel and the Republic of Turkey for incremental costs associated with the conflict in the Persian Gulf, notwithstanding section 531(e) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

CHAPTER IV

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

JOINT ITEMS

Capitol Police Board

Capitol Police

SALARIES

    For an additional amount for ‘Capitol Police Board, Salaries’, to provide for additional costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $6,239,000, of which $3,143,000 is appropriated to the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, to be disbursed by the Clerk of the House, and $3,096,000 is appropriated to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

GENERAL EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Capitol Police Board, General expenses’, to provide for additional costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $1,081,000, to be disbursed by the Clerk of the House.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Salaries and Expenses

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and Expenses’, $74,000.

CHAPTER V

PANAMA CANAL COMMISSION

Panama Canal Revolving Fund

    The fiscal year 1991 obligation limitation on nonadministrative and capital programs, as set forth in Public Law 101-516, is increased by $60,000,000 to meet the unexpectedly high traffic from disruptions in world markets caused by the Middle East crisis.

CHAPTER VI

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and Expenses’ to provide for additional costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $2,028,000.

United States Customs Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and Expenses’ to provide for additional costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $1,825,000.

United States Secret Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and Expenses’ to provide for additional costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $4,906,000.

CHAPTER VII

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans Health Service and Research Administration

MEDICAL CARE

    For an additional amount for ‘Medical care’ to provide for unbudgeted medical expenses resulting from Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $25,000,000.

Departmental Administration

GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘General operating expenses’ to provide for unbudgeted Veterans Benefits Administration costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, $12,000,000.

CHAPTER VIII

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

    Section 634 of the Rural Development, Agriculture, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1991, Public Law 101-506, is hereby repealed.

TITLE II--SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS

CHAPTER I

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(BY TRANSFER)

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $1,000,000, to be derived by transfer from Periodic Censuses and Programs.

Economic and Statistical Analysis

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $1,000,000, to remain available until expended.

Economic Development Administration

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING FUND

(RESCISSION)

    Of the unobligated balances in the Economic Development Revolving Fund, $24,000,000 are rescinded.

International Trade Administration

OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

    For an additional amount for ‘Operations and administration’, $1,500,000, to remain available until expended.

Export Administration

OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

    For an additional amount for ‘Operations and administration’, $1,400,000, to remain available until expended.

United States Travel and Tourism Administration

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $1,100,000, to remain available until expended.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES

    For an additional amount for ‘Operations, research, and facilities’, $3,000,000, to remain available until expended.

Department of Commerce--General Provision

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds appropriated to Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, ‘Periodic censuses and programs’ in Public Law 101-515, $750,000 shall be available to provide the Federated States of Micronesia technical assistance and training for census taking and other data collection efforts: Provided, That such assistance shall include but not be limited to statistical training in planning and data collection, processing and analysis, equipment and supplies, long-term training, and subsistence expenses for trainees.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Legal Activities

SALARIES AND EXPENSES, GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES

(BY TRANSFER)

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses, General Legal Activities’, $5,180,000, of which $2,000,000 shall remain available until expended and of which $3,180,000 is to be derived by transfer from Federal Prison System, Salaries and Expenses.

SALARIES AND EXPENSES, UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS

(BY TRANSFER)

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses, United States Attorneys’, $1,903,000, to be derived by transfer from Salaries and Expenses, General Legal Activities.

SALARIES AND EXPENSES, UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE

(BY TRANSFER)

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses, United States Marshals Service’, $1,025,000, to be derived by transfer from Federal Prison System, Salaries and Expenses.

FEES AND EXPENSES OF WITNESSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Fees and expenses of witnesses’, $9,203,000.

Department of Justice--General Provisions

    SEC. 101. Section 524(c)(9) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding the following new subsection:

      ‘(E) Subject to the notification procedures contained in section 606 of Public Law 101-515, and after reserving the amounts authorized in subparagraph (D) above, any unobligated balances remaining in the Fund on September 30, 1991, and on September 30, 1992, shall be available to the Attorney General, without fiscal year limitation, to procure vehicles, equipment, and other capital investment items for the law enforcement, prosecution, and correctional activities of the Department of Justice.’.

    SEC. 102. Notwithstanding 28 U.S.C. 1821, no funds appropriated to the Department of Justice in fiscal year 1991 or any prior fiscal year shall be obligated or expended to pay a fact witness fee to a person who is incarcerated testifying as a fact witness in a court of the United States, as defined in paragraph (a)(2) of section 1821, 28 United States Code: Provided, That the one exception to the preceding prohibition is the fact witness fee decided in United States Supreme Court case No. 89-5916, Richard Demarest, Petitioner v. James Manspeaker et al. on January 8, 1991.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Administration of Foreign Affairs

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    Funds made available under this heading in Public Law 101-515 shall be available to procure special purpose motor vehicles without regard to any price limitation established by law.

International Commissions

INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS

    For an additional amount for ‘International fisheries commissions’, $100,000, notwithstanding section 15(a) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, as amended.

THE JUDICIARY

Supreme Court

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $54,000.

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $51,000.

United States Court of International Trade

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $36,000.

Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $68,730,000, of which $750,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992, shall be transferred to the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal, and of which $48,520,000 shall remain available until expended.

FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS

    For an additional amount for ‘Fees of jurors and commissioners’, $5,600,000, to remain available until expended.

COURT SECURITY

    For an additional amount for ‘Court security’, $530,000.

Administrative Office of the United States Courts

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $2,450,000.

Federal Judicial Center

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $1,633,000.

RELATED AGENCIES

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

READY RESERVE FORCE

    For an additional amount for ‘Ready reserve force’, $20,000,000, to remain available until expended.

Board for International Broadcasting

GRANTS AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Grants and expenses’, as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2877, $8,000,000 to remain available until expended.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $3,630,000, to remain available until expended.

Federal Communications Commission

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $1,000,000.

Federal Trade Commission

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $2,000,000, to remain available until expended.

Legal Services Corporation

PAYMENT TO THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

    For an additional amount for ‘Payment to the Legal Services Corporation’, $1,000,000.

Securities and Exchange Commission

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $1,600,000, to remain available until expended. In addition, any offsetting receipts deposited into the general fund of the Treasury under section 6(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 between October 1, 1990, and the November 5, 1990, enactment date of Public Law 101-515 shall be recorded as an offsetting collection and be available for obligation and expenditure by the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with the provisions governing the obligation and expenditure of offsetting collections under the above heading in Public Law 101-515.

Small Business Administration

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(BY TRANSFER)

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $1,500,000, to be derived by transfer from the Disaster Loan Fund.

Small Business Administration--General Provision

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall not withhold disaster assistance under section 7 of the Small Business Act to nurseries or greenhouses which suffered damage as a result of disasters (as defined in the Small Business Act) that occurred between October 1, 1990 and March 1, 1991.

CHAPTER II

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--MILITARY

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

Operation and Maintenance, Army

    For an additional amount for ‘Operation and Maintenance, Army’, $56,000,000.

Operation and Maintenance, Navy

    For an additional amount for ‘Operation and Maintenance, Navy’, $62,000,000.

Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

    For an additional amount for ‘Operation and Maintenance, Air Force’, $32,000,000.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

    SEC. 201. Restrictions provided under subsection (b)(2) of section 301d of title 37, United States Code, as authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act for 1991 shall not apply in the case of flag or general officers serving as practicing physicians.

    SEC. 201A. Of the funds made available to the Department of Defense for Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense, an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 shall be available only for an off-island leave program: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretaries concerned may, pursuant to uniform regulations, prescribe travel and transportation allowances for travel performed by participants in the off-island leave program: Provided further, That funds appropriated for the off-island leave program shall remain available until expended.

    SEC. 202. Of the funds appropriated for fiscal year 1991 for the account ‘Aircraft Procurement, Navy’, the amount of $987,936,000 provided for the F-14 remanufactured program shall be obligated for the twelve F-14 aircraft not later than thirty days after the enactment of this Act.

    SEC. 203. None of the funds available to the Department of Defense may be used for advance procurement of material and other efforts associated with the industrial availability of the U.S.S. Kennedy other than the service life extension program for the U.S.S. Kennedy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

    SEC. 204. Of the funds appropriated in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (Public Law 100-463) for fiscal year 1989, $200,000,000 shall be made available to the Department of the Navy and shall be obligated not later than sixty days from the enactment of this Act for the V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft program: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, these funds shall remain available until such time as they are expended for the V-22 Osprey tilt rotor program.

(TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    SEC. 205. Upon enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall make the following transfer of funds: Provided, That the amounts transferred shall be available for the same purposes as the appropriations to which transferred, and for the same time period of the appropriation from which transferred: Provided further, That funds shall be transferred between the following appropriations in the amounts specified:

    From:

      Under the heading, ‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, 1991/1995’:

        AOE combat support ship program, $237,000,000;

    To:

      Under the heading, ‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, 1987/1991’;

        AOE combat support ship program, $77,000,000;

      Under the heading, ‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, 1989/1993’;

        AOE combat support ship program, $79,000,000;

      Under the heading, ‘Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, 1990/1994’;

        AOE combat support ship program, $81,000,000.

    SEC. 206. Section 8126 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-511; 104 Stat. 1907), is amended by inserting after ‘September 30, 1990’, the following: ‘, unless the Secretary of Defense submits a report by May 31, 1991 to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate indicating what additional positions he intends to fill above those positions assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict as of September 30, 1990’.

    SEC. 207. Of the amount appropriated in title II of Public Law 101-165 (103 Stat. 1118) to the Department of Defense for the provision of logistical support and personnel services for the 1990 Goodwill Games, the amount of $500,000 shall be used to provide such services for the 1991 Special Olympics to be held in the State of Minnesota in July, 1991, and shall remain available for obligation for such purposes until September 30, 1991.

    SEC. 208. The Secretary of Defense shall transfer $8,000,000 from the appropriation ‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense Agencies’ appropriated in title IV of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-165) for the Center for Commerce and Industrial Expansion to appropriations available to the Department of Education which shall be obligated by that Department as a grant for the Center for Commerce and Industrial Expansion as authorized in section 4 of Public Law 101-600: Provided, That such funds shall remain available until expended.

CHAPTER III

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Federal Payment to the District of Columbia

    For an additional amount for ‘Federal payment to the District of Columbia’ to provide for essential public safety, health and other municipal services in the face of a severe financial crisis, $100,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That these funds shall remain in the United States Treasury and shall be transferred to the District of Columbia government immediately upon certification by the Mayor of the District of Columbia to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives that spending reductions and revenue enhancements in amounts not less than $216,000,000 in the aggregate are being implemented and all approvals by the Council of the District of Columbia, as required by law, have been secured: Provided further, That these funds shall be transferred to the District of Columbia government no later than May 1, 1991.

CHAPTER IV

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

Corps of Engineers--Civil

GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS

    Funds appropriated for ‘General investigations’ in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1991, Public Law 101-514, for the initiation of preconstruction engineering and design for the Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbors, California, project may be used for completion of the feasibility study for that project: Provided, That within funds appropriated for ‘General investigations’ in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1991, Public Law 101-514, not less than $5,800,000 shall be available only for the Passaic River Mainstem, New Jersey, project.

CONSTRUCTION, GENERAL

    Using funds appropriated for ‘Construction, general’ in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1991, Public Law 101-514, the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is directed to continue work during fiscal year 1991 which would be terminated solely for policy reasons as a result of the proposed phaseout of the sections 103, 107, 111, and 208 Continuing Authorities Programs: Provided, That, from within funds appropriated to ‘General investigations’ by the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1991, Public Law 101-514, the Secretary shall make $300,000 available to implement the provisions of the ‘Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act’ (Public Law 101-646).

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

    For an additional amount for ‘Construction program’ to meet the emergency needs for areas stricken by drought, $25,000,000, to remain available until expended.

    Of the amount appropriated under this heading in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-514), up to $11,930,000 shall be available for Buffalo Bill Dam Modification, Wyoming, as proposed in the United States Department of the Interior Budget Justifications, fiscal year 1991, for the Bureau of Reclamation.

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Atomic Energy Defense Activities

    For an additional amount for ‘Atomic energy defense activities’, $623,000,000, to remain available until expended.

COMMUNITY IMPACT ASSISTANCE

    Of the funds provided to the Department of Energy for fiscal year 1991, not more than $10,000,000 shall be made available to the State of Colorado for community impact assistance payments to the cities of Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, and Northglenn, Colorado.

INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Delaware River Basin Commission

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $39,000.

Susquehanna River Basin Commission

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $39,000.

CHAPTER V

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

STATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OPERATIONS

    For an additional amount for ‘State unemployment insurance and employment service operations’, $150,000,000, which shall be expended from the Employment Security Administration account in the Unemployment Trust Fund, to fund activities under title III of the Social Security Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 502-504): Provided, That all funds provided under this head are hereby designated to be ‘emergency requirements’ for all purposes of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION FUND

    In the appropriations language under this heading in the Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 1991, delete the word ‘contractual’ and the words ‘for legal and financial services’.

Departmental Management

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR VETERANS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

    In addition to the amounts which are available for the Employment Security Administration account in the Unemployment Trust Fund to carry out the provisions of sections 2001-10 and 2021-26, title 38, of the United States Code, not to exceed $4,000,000 may be derived from that account for unbudgeted costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm for carrying out the Transition Assistance Program under section 1144 of title 10, United States Code.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration

PROGRAM OPERATIONS

    For an additional amount for ‘Program operations’ for a targeted initiative to combat infant mortality, $25,000,000: Provided, That funds appropriated by the Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 1991, for rural health outreach grants, may not be used to provide forward or multiyear funding: Provided further, That none of the funds available for ongoing activities within community health centers or maternal and child health block grant programs under Public Law 101-517 shall be reprogrammed, redirected or reallocated for any other purposes.

VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION

    For an additional amount for ‘Vaccine Injury Compensation’ for payment of claims incurred before October 1, 1988, $17,000,000 to remain available until expended; and for an additional amount for program operations associated with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, $1,000,000 to be derived by transfer from the Vaccine Compensation Trust Fund and to remain available until expended.

Social Security Administration

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME PROGRAM

    For an additional amount for the ‘Supplemental Security Income Program’, $232,000,000, for payment to the Social Security trust funds for administrative expenses, to remain available until September 30, 1993.

limitation on Administrative Expenses

    For an additional amount for ‘Limitation on Administrative Expenses’, $232,000,000 from any one or all of the Social Security trust funds as authorized by section 201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act, to remain available until September 30, 1993.

Family Support Administration

REFUGEE AND ENTRANT ASSISTANCE

    Amounts provided under this heading in the Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 1991, for cash and medical assistance may be used to provide grants to private non-profit agencies for private sector resettlement activities, as authorized by law.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

VOCATIONAL AND ADULT EDUCATION

    Funds appropriated in Public Law 101-517 for grants to tribally controlled postsecondary vocational institutions shall become available for obligation on April 1, 1991, and such funds shall be awarded no later than June 1, 1991: Provided, That the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 and section 431 of the General Education Provisions Act are waived with regard to grants made with fiscal year 1991 appropriated funds under title III, part H of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act.

EDUCATION RESEARCH, STATISTICS, AND IMPROVEMENT

    In the appropriations language under this heading in the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 1991, delete the words ‘if authorized,’ and the words ‘if such a grant is specifically authorized in law’ and insert after ‘Standards’ the following: ‘: Provided, That funding for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards shall be expended under the terms, conditions, and limitations provided for in part G of title IV of H.R. 5932 as passed the House of Representatives on October 26, 1990’.

CHAPTER VI

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Senate

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    Section 3(f)(3) under the heading ‘Administrative Provisions’ in the appropriation for the Senate in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1975 (Public Law 93-371; 2 U.S.C. 59(e)), as amended by Public Law 94-32, is amended by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:

      ‘(B) Either of the following inscriptions shall be clearly visible on three sides of such mobile office in letters not less than three inches high:

‘ ‘UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT VEHICLE

‘ ‘FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY’;

‘Or

‘ ‘MOBILE OFFICE OF SENATOR XXXXX

‘ ‘FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY’ ’.

    (a) Upon the written request of the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate shall transfer during any fiscal year, from the appropriations account appropriated under the headings ‘Salaries, Officers and Employees’ and ‘Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders’, such amount as either Leader shall specify to the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, ‘Miscellaneous Items’.

    (b) The Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate are each authorized to incur such expenses as may be necessary or appropriate. Expenses incurred by either such leader shall be paid from the amount transferred pursuant to subsection (a) by such leader and upon vouchers approved by such leader.

    (c) The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to advance such sums as may be necessary to defray expenses incurred in carrying out subsections (a) and (b).

House of Representatives

PAYMENTS TO WIDOWS AND HEIRS OF DECEASED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

    For payment to Corinne L. Conte, widow of Silvio O. Conte, late a Representative from the State of Massachusetts, $125,100.

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

Administrative Provision

(TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and subject to approval by the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, and subject to enactment of authorizing legislation, amounts may be transferred from the appropriation ‘Library of Congress, Salaries and expenses’ to the appropriation ‘Architect of the Capitol, Library buildings and grounds, Structural and mechanical care’ for the purpose of rental, lease, or other agreement, of temporary storage and warehouse space for use by the Library of Congress during fiscal year 1991, and to incur incidental expenses in connection with such use.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Administrative Provision

    Previously obligated funds appropriated to the account ‘Library of Congress, Books for the blind and physically handicapped, Salaries and expenses’ in Legislative Branch Appropriations Acts for prior fiscal years shall be exempt, effective as of March 5, 1991, from the application of the provisions of sections 1405 (b)(4) and (b)(6) of Public Law 101-510 (104 Stat. 1679) and section 1552 of title 31, United States Code, and shall remain available until expended for the purposes for which originally obligated, in amounts as follows:

      From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1978 in Public Law 95-94, $223,000.

      From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1980 in Public Law 96-86, $393,000.

      From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1981 in Public Law 96-536, $4,905,426.

      From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1982 in Public Law 97-51, $1,960,000.

      From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1985 in Public Law 98-367, $2,226,243.

      From amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1989 in Public Law 100-458, $1,391,280.

CHAPTER VII

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Military Construction

(DISAPPROVAL OF DEFERRALS)

    Effective April 16, 1991, in order to provide for urgently needed military construction and family housing, the Congress disapproves the deferrals relating to the Department of Defense as set forth in the messages from the Comptroller General transmitted to the Congress on June 28, 1990 (H. Doc. 101-210), and February 5, 1991 (H. Doc. 102-40): Provided, That this section may not apply to projects at installations recommended for closure by the Secretary of Defense pursuant to title XXIX of Public Law 101-510: Provided further, That the budget authority subject to the deferrals disapproved herein shall be made available for obligation effective April 16, 1991.

land conveyance

    (a) CONVEYANCE- Subject to the conditions set forth in paragraph (b), the Secretary of the Army shall convey, at no cost, to the Missouri Housing Development Commission all right, title, and interest in the United States in and to the land known as the U.S. Army Charles Melvin Price Support Center Wherry Housing Annex in Pine Lawn, Missouri, comprising approximately 13.2 acres and all improvements thereon.

    (b) CONDITION- The conveyance provided for in paragraph (a) may be made only on condition that the Missouri Housing Development Commission agrees to operate and maintain the property and to use it for low-income and transitional housing for the homeless. The property shall revert to the Army if the Commission ceases to use the property for the described purpose.

    (c) DEADLINE FOR CONVEYANCE- The conveyance under paragraph (a) shall be made no later than ninety days after the date of enactment of this section.

CHAPTER VIII

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Cooperative State Research Service

    Of the $62,867,000 provided in Public Law 101-506 for grants to States and other eligible recipients under the Cooperative State Research Service Buildings and Facilities account, $93,000 is transferred to the Special Research Grants program of the Cooperative State Research Service for the University of Maine to purchase necessary scientific instrumentation to assist in carrying out agricultural research under the Act of August 4, 1965, as amended (7 U.S.C. 450i).

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, not to exceed $13,000,000, to be derived from the Agricultural Quarantine Inspection User Fee Account, to be available to carry out inspection, quarantine, and regulatory activities.

    Of the amount previously made available under this account for the control of outbreaks of insects, plant diseases, animal diseases and for control of pest animals and birds to the extent necessary to meet emergency conditions, up to $1,000,000 shall be used to carry out, in coordination with the Maine Department of Agriculture, an inspection, quarantine, eradication, and control program in the State of Maine concerning the necrotic strain of potato virus Y (PVY-N).

Food Safety and Inspection Service

    For an additional amount for necessary expenses to carry on services authorized by the Federal Meat Inspection Act, as amended, and the Poultry Products Inspection Act, as amended, $8,000,000.

Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For an additional amount for ‘Salaries and expenses’, $46,900,000.

Commodity Credit Corporation

    For disaster payments as authorized by the Disaster Assistance Act of 1989 (7 U.S.C. 1421 note), as amended, $1,400,000: Provided, That such payments shall be available only for damages attributable to Hurricane Hugo and consistent with section 104(a)(5) of such Act.

Farmers Home Administration

RURAL HOUSING INSURANCE FUND

    Of the loan funds previously made available under title V of the Housing Act of 1949, up to $35,000,000 shall be made available for section 502(g), Deferred Mortgage Demonstration.

Food and Nutrition Service

FOOD STAMP PROGRAM

    For an additional amount for making benefit payments to individuals under the Food Stamp Act, for unanticipated costs incurred for the current fiscal year, $200,000,000, and in addition up to $1,300,000,000 shall be available only to the extent an official budget request, for a specific dollar amount, is transmitted to the Congress: Provided, That funds provided herein shall remain available until September 30, 1992.

public law 480

    Title I of the Public Law 480 program allowed for the repayment of loans for the sale of agricultural commodities in foreign or local currencies until December 31, 1971. Since that time, until the law was changed in the 1985 farm bill, all sales have been on dollar credit terms. In view of the present financial situation, it is impossible for many countries to repay their loans in dollars. Therefore, the President may use the authority in section 411 and section 604 of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 to renegotiate the payment on Public Law 480 debt in eligible countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.

CHAPTER IX

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Coast Guard

RETIRED PAY

    For an additional amount for ‘Retired pay’, $14,500,000.

Federal Highway Administration

TRADE ENHANCEMENT DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

    Funds made available under this head for fiscal year 1991 shall remain available until expended.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS

(LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

(HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

    For payment of additional obligations incurred carrying out the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 408, to remain available until expended, $4,980,000, to be derived from the Highway Trust Fund: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act or any other Appropriations Act for fiscal year 1991 shall be available for the planning or execution of programs the total obligations for which are in excess of $19,980,000 for ‘Alcohol safety incentive grants’ authorized under 23 U.S.C. 408.

Federal Railroad Administration

MANDATORY PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE PAYMENTS

    Funds made available under this head for fiscal year 1991 shall remain available until expended.

CHAPTER X

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other Act, none of the funds made available to the General Services Administration may be obligated or expended for the award of a final contract for site acquisition or construction of the Naval Systems Commands headquarters project without (1) a written report that the new Solicitation for Offers for the project is in the best interests of the United States, and (2) advance approval in writing of the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Official Residence of the Vice President

    Of the funds provided under this heading in the Executive Office Appropriations Act, 1991, Public Law 101-509, $330,000 shall remain available until expended for the rehabilitation of the Official Residence of the Vice President.

CHAPTER XI

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans Benefits Administration

COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

    For an additional amount for ‘Compensation and pensions’, $712,584,000, to remain available until expended.

READJUSTMENT BENEFITS

    For an additional amount for ‘Readjustment benefits’, $250,000,000, to remain available until expended.

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Housing Programs

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ASSISTED HOUSING

(RESCISSION)

    Of the funds made available under this head in prior years for projects to be developed for the elderly and handicapped under section 202 of the United States Housing Act of 1959, as amended, $275,815,000 are rescinded.

ASSISTANCE FOR THE RENEWAL OF EXPIRING SECTION 8 SUBSIDY CONTRACTS

    For an additional amount for ‘Assistance for the renewal of expiring section 8 subsidy contracts’, $155,815,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the $7,734,985,400 provided for use in connection with section 8 expiring contracts in the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-507), is increased by the foregoing appropriation to $7,890,800,400, of which $4,234,500,400 shall be for existing certificates, $671,300,000 shall be for housing vouchers, and $2,985,000,000 shall be for loan management and other project-based section 8 contracts.

congregate services

    Funds appropriated under this head in Public Law 101-507 (104 Stat. 1362) and all unobligated balances of prior year appropriations under such head, shall be made available for the revised Congregate Housing Services program under section 802 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act and shall remain available until expended: Provided, That any entity that receives assistance under a contract under the Congregate Housing Services Act of 1978 that expires in fiscal year 1991, and is otherwise eligible for assistance under such section 802, shall continue to receive assistance under such section 802: Provided further, That each such entity shall be provided such assistance for a 1-year term notwithstanding section 802(b)(2), and the dollar amount of such assistance to such entity shall not be less than the dollar amount of assistance that would be indicated by the rate at which such assistance was made available to such entity in the contract that expires in fiscal year 1991: Provided further, That notwithstanding the last sentence of section 802(g), the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall expedite the processing of such entity’s application for continued assistance so that funding of the entity will continue without hiatus.

PAYMENTS FOR OPERATION OF LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROJECTS

    For an additional amount for ‘Payments for operation of low-income housing projects’, $75,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992: Provided, That these funds shall be used by the Secretary for fiscal year 1991 requirements in accordance with section 9(a), notwithstanding section 9(d) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended.

RENTAL REHABILITATION GRANTS

    Notwithstanding section 289(c) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), the unexpended balances of the Rental rehabilitation grants program (account symbols 86/0182 and 86/0164), and any amounts recaptured under account symbol 86/0182 for such program, shall be added to and merged with the Revolving Fund (liquidating programs), established pursuant to title II of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1955, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701g-5), effective October 1, 1991.

Policy Development and Research

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

    Of the amount made available under this head in Public Law 101-507, $500,000 shall be made available for the National Commission on Manufactured Housing as authorized by section 943 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625).

Administrative Provisions

    SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES- Section 811(k)(4) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 8013(k)(4)) is amended by striking ‘20 persons with disabilities’ and inserting ‘24 persons with disabilities (or such higher number of persons as permitted under criteria that the Secretary shall prescribe)’.

    Section 17(f) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437o(f)), as amended by Public Law 101-507 (104 Stat. 1369) is further amended by striking ‘or City of West Hollywood, California’ and by inserting at the end thereof, the following new sentence: ‘This subsection shall also not apply to requirements relating to rents imposed on a structure by the City of West Hollywood, California.’. Section 17(f) as amended by the immediate foregoing amendment shall apply retroactively to any structure assisted with section 17 rental rehabilitation funds in the City of West Hollywood, California.

    Section 837(c) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

    ‘Any such amounts that shall not have been obligated by March 20, 1991, shall be made available in accordance with the terms of the appropriation under the head ‘Supplemental Assistance for Facilities to Assist the Homeless’ in Public Law 101-507 (104 Stat. 1351, 1364).’.

    All previously obligated funds appropriated to the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the respective heads ‘Community development grants’ and ‘Urban development action grants’ for prior fiscal years shall be exempt, effective as of March 5, 1991, from the application of the provisions of sections 1405 (b)(4) and (b)(6) of Public Law 101-510 (104 Stat. 1679) and section 1552 of title 31, United States Code, and shall remain available until expended for the purposes for which originally obligated.

    In addition to any other rescission provided for in this Act, of the funds made available under the head ‘Annual contributions for assisted housing’ in the Department of Housing and Urban Development in prior years, an additional $23,000,000 are rescinded: Provided, That $20,000,000 of such amount shall be from amounts for projects to be developed for the elderly and handicapped under section 202 of the United States Housing Act of 1959, as amended, and $3,000,000 of such amount shall be from amounts for section 8 voucher assistance for tenants affected by public housing relocation activities.

TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    SEC. 301. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.

    SEC. 302. Section 332 of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991 is amended to delete the period at the end of the section and insert in lieu thereof the following: Provided further, That for the purposes of this section, funds appropriated in this Act may be used to initiate a multiyear contract for the Medium Range Recovery Helicopter (HH-60J) program.

    SEC. 303. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds shall be expended by the Secretary of Labor to implement or administer the regulations published at 54 Federal Register 4234-44 (January 27, 1989) to be codified at 1.7(d), 5.2(n)(4), 5.5(a)(1)(ii)(A) and 5.5(a)(4)(iv) of title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations or to implement or administer any other regulation that would have the same or similar effect. No funds shall be expended by the Secretary of Labor to implement or administer revisions to part 29 of title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations published at 55 Federal Register 34868-34876 (August 24, 1990) to the extent such revisions affect apprenticeship programs in the construction industry.

    SEC. 304. (a) The Congress finds that--

      (1) United States and coalition armed forces devoted enormous human and financial resources to the successful effort to free Kuwait from illegal Iraqi occupations, enforce United Nations resolutions, and preserve the territorial integrity of the Gulf States;

      (2) Americans take great pride in the troops who won this historic victory and honor those who gave their lives to liberate Kuwait and turn back aggression;

      (3) major trading nations of the world will benefit substantially and directly from the coalition victory in this strategic area;

      (4) six nations have pledged $53,500,000,000 in contributions to help meet the costs of the coalition effort;

      (5) some nations have been slow to honor those commitments for 1990; and

      (6) the 1991 commitments are agreed to be due on March 31, 1991.

    (b) Having appropriated significant supplemental funding for the United States Armed Forces in the Gulf region in a time of recession and budget deficits, it is the sense of the Congress that--

      (1) these pledges of financial support from the allied nations are appreciated;

      (2) nations that have made such pledges are urged to comply with them at the earliest possible time, with substantial compliance or an agreed upon payment schedule no later than April 15, 1991;

      (3) these commitments shall be fulfilled; and

      (4) if these commitments are not met the Congress may consider appropriate action.

    SEC. 305. Notwithstanding any provision of the Rural Development, Agriculture, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by that Act or by any other Act may be used for the restoration of the birthplace of Lawrence Welk.

    SEC. 306. (a) Section 5502(a) of title V, part E of Public Law 100-297, is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(a) the President shall call and conduct a White House Conference on Indian Education (hereinafter in this part referred to as the ‘Conference’) which shall be held not earlier than a date which shall be 9 months after the date of the initial meeting of the Advisory Committee established pursuant to section 5506 of this part and not later than 12 months after the date of said meeting.’

    (b) Section 5506(b) of title V, part E of Public Law 100-297, is amended by adding the following new sentence: ‘The Advisory Committee shall be consulted on, and shall advise the Task Force and the Congress on, all aspects of the Conference and actions which are necessary for the conduct of the Conference.’.

    SEC. 307. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds shall be expended by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce the March 18, 1991, deadline contained in the regulations published in the Federal Register on November 16, 1990, (40 CFR, parts 122, 123, 124), pertaining to group applications for stormwater discharges, until such deadline is extended to September 30, 1991.

    SEC. 308. Section 533(c)(3)(B) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1991, is amended by--

      (1) striking ‘industrial’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘commercial’; and

      (2) inserting ‘unless an environmental assessment:

        ‘(i) identifies potential impacts on biological diversity;

        ‘(ii) demonstrates that all timber extraction will be conducted according to an environmentally sound management system which maintains the ecological functions of the natural forest and minimizes impacts on biological diversity; and

        ‘(iii) demonstrates that the activity will contribute to reducing deforestation’

    before the period at the end thereof.

SEC. 309. PERSIAN GULF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

    (a) INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK- Congress strongly encourages the President to seek the establishment of an international framework agreement to--

      (1) provide for environmental monitoring, assessment, remediation and restoration in the Persian Gulf region of effects of the recent war; and

      (2) provide for the payment, by the host country, of appropriate Federal agencies utilized to establish or implement this agreement.

    (b) REPORTS-

      (1) Within 60 days of enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives an unclassified report identifying the actions taken to implement these provisions and any costs and payments, and

      (2) by March 1, 1992, and subject to the receipt of payment by the Environmental Protection Agency under subsection (a)(2), the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with appropriate agencies, shall submit to Congress an unclassified report providing a comprehensive evaluation of environmental effects of the Persian Gulf conflict identified pursuant to this provision.

SEC. 310. CHILD CARE BLOCK GRANT TECHNICAL AMENDMENT.

    Section 658J of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 is amended by striking out ‘expended’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘obligated’.

SEC. 311. SYRIA.

    (a) It is the sense of the Congress that--

      (1) The successful conclusion of the war in the Persian Gulf provides an opportunity to begin building a lasting peace in the Middle East;

      (2) A crucial element of peace in this unstable region is the willingness of Arab states to negotiate with Israel, recognizing her right to live in peace;

      (3) The United States should continue to urge Arab states to negotiate peace with the State of Israel;

      (4) One of those Arab states, Syria, continues to undermine goodwill and peace in the region by depriving the 4,000 Jews living in Syria of the right to emigrate;

      (5) Syrian Jews continue to live in a climate of fear and insecurity, still denied fundamental civil and human rights;

      (6) A Jew living in Syria, in order to travel, must leave a large sum of money and members of his immediate family as insurance for his return;

      (7) Jews suspected of having traveled ‘illegally’ or even of planning to do so have been arrested, interrogated, and subjected to lengthy imprisonment;

      (8) Syrian President Hafez Assad continues to deny the basic right of free emigration, a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which Syria is a signatory.

    (b) The Congress--

      (1) condemns the Government of Syria for continuing to deny the basic human right of free emigration;

      (2) calls upon the Government of Syria--

        (A) to allow all Syrian Jews to emigrate freely,

        (B) to release from prison Jews suspected of having travelled ‘illegally’ or of planning to do so;

      (3) urges the Administration to continue to make known to Syrian authorities the importance of respecting the human rights of the Jewish community, especially the right to emigrate, in determining future policy toward Syria.

SEC. 312. REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENT PROCEDURES.

    (a) Section 6 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (12 U.S.C. 2605) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(j) Transition-

      ‘(1) ORIGINATOR LIABILITY- A person who makes a federally related mortgage loan shall not be liable to a borrower because of a failure of such person to comply with subsection (a) with respect to an application for a loan made by the borrower before the regulations referred to in paragraph (3) take effect.

      ‘(2) SERVICER LIABILITY- A servicer of a federally related mortgage loan shall not be liable to a borrower because of a failure of the servicer to perform any duty under subsection (b), (c), (d), or (e) that arises before the regulations referred to in paragraph (3) take effect.

      ‘(3) REGULATIONS AND EFFECTIVE DATE- The Secretary shall, by regulations that shall take effect not later than April 20, 1991, establish any requirements necessary to carry out this section. Such regulations shall include the model disclosure statement required under subsection (a)(2).’.

TITLE IV--TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS

SEC. 401. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS.

    (a) The appropriation ‘Foreign Military Financing Program’ as contained in the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-513) is amended by striking out ‘$4,663,420,800’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘$4,259,920,800’.

    (b) Upon the enactment of this Act, the order issued by the President on November 9, 1990, pursuant to sections 251 and 254 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is hereby rescinded. Any action taken to implement this order shall be reversed, and any sequestrable resource that has been reduced or sequestered by such order is hereby restored, revived, or released and shall be available to the same extent and for the same purpose as if the order had not been issued.

SEC. 402. MILITARY CONSTRUCTION.

    In Public Law 101-519, the Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1991, sections 131 and 132 are hereby repealed.

SEC. 403. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION.

    In Public Law 101-509, the Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1991, under the heading ‘General Services Administration, Real Property Activities, Federal Buildings Fund, Limitations on Availability of Revenue, New Construction’ at the end of the listing for the District of Columbia add the following project:

    ‘General Services Administration, Southeast Federal Center, Headquarters, $148,500,000: Provided, That such funds shall be obligated only upon the advance approval of the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’, and under the heading ‘General Services Administration, Real Property Activities, Federal Buildings Fund, Limitations on Availability of Revenue, New Construction, Virginia, Northern Virginia Naval Systems Commands’ strike ‘$273,000,000’ and insert in lieu thereof ‘$240,000,000: Provided, That $10,000,000 in additional funds may be obligated upon the advance approval of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works: Provided further, That no more than $250,000,000 shall be available for acquisition, through direct purchase and construction of 1,000,000 square feet of occupiable space: Provided further, That acquisition of an additional 1,000,000 square feet either through direct purchase, construction, or lease, shall only be permitted upon the advance approval of a prospectus by the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’.

SEC. 404. REPEAL; RESTORATION OF OBLIGATION AUTHORITY.

    (a) Section 329 of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991, is repealed.

    (b) The Secretary of Transportation shall restore any reductions in obligation authority made under section 329 prior to its repeal.

TITLE V--CERTAIN MILITARY

PERSONNEL AND VETERANS BENEFITS

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For emergency expenses necessary for the benefits provided in the Persian Gulf Conflict Supplemental Authorization and Personnel Benefits Act of 1991, for fiscal year 1991 through fiscal year 1995, not to exceed $655,000,000 appropriated, to be derived by transfer only by the Secretary of Defense, with the approval of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, from current and future balances in the Defense Cooperation Account to the following accounts in chapters I and II of this title in not to exceed the following amounts:

CHAPTER I

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Military Personnel

(TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for the payment of special death gratuities for service members participating in the Servicemen’s Group Life Insurance program, for the following accounts in the amounts specified:

fiscal year 1991

    Military personnel, Army, $15,000,000;

    Military personnel, Navy, $4,000,000;

    Military personnel, Marine Corps, $4,000,000;

    Military personnel, Air Force, $2,000,000.

    For an additional amount for the payment of death gratuities, for the following accounts in the amounts specified:

FISCAL YEAR 1991

    Military personnel, Army, $2,000,000;

    Military personnel, Navy, $1,360,000;

    Military personnel, Marine Corps, $570,000;

    Military personnel, Air Force, $1,070,000.

    For an additional amount for the payment of a temporary increase in the rate of special pay for duty subject to hostile fire or imminent danger, for the following accounts in the amounts specified:

fiscal year 1991

    Military personnel, Army, $101,000,000;

    Military personnel, Navy, $24,000,000;

    Military personnel, Marine Corps, $29,000,000;

    Military personnel, Air Force, $19,000,000.

    For an additional amount for the payment of special pay for health professionals recalled to active duty or involuntarily retained on active duty, for the following accounts in the amounts specified:

FISCAL YEAR 1991

    Military personnel, Army, $7,900,000;

    Military personnel, Navy, $400,000;

    Military personnel, Air Force, $1,700,000.

    For an additional amount for the payment of increased amounts attributable to the removal of the sixty-day limitation on the amount of leave that may be paid to survivors of military members who die on active duty, for the following accounts in the amounts specified:

fiscal year 1991

    Military personnel, Army, $580,000;

    Military personnel, Navy, $140,000;

    Military personnel, Marine Corps, $160,000;

    Military personnel, Air Force, $100,000.

    For an additional amount for the payment to retired members of the Armed Forces recalled to active duty during a war or national emergency at the highest grade previously held and to allow these members to retire in the highest grade held, for the following accounts in the amounts specified:

FISCAL YEAR 1991

    Military personnel, Army, $50,000;

    Military personnel, Navy, $14,000;

    Military personnel, Marine Corps, $17,000;

    Military personnel, Air Force, $10,000.

    For an additional amount for the payment of the basic allowance for quarters to military reservists without dependents, for the following accounts in the amounts specified:

FISCAL YEAR 1991

    Military personnel, Army, $22,100,000;

    Military personnel, Navy, $3,200,000;

    Military personnel, Marine Corps, $5,500,000;

    Military personnel, Air Force, $5,200,000.

    For an additional amount for the payment of family separation allowances, for the following accounts in the amounts specified:

FISCAL YEAR 1991

    Military personnel, Army, $20,000,000;

    Military personnel, Navy, $16,900,000;

    Military personnel, Marine Corps, $5,900,000;

    Military personnel, Air Force, $8,200,000.

Operation and Maintenance

(TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for the payment of increased costs of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, for the following accounts in the amounts specified:

FISCAL YEAR 1991

    Operation and maintenance, Army, $15,400,000;

    Operation and maintenance, Navy, $17,700,000;

    Operation and maintenance, Air Force, $14,900,000.

    For an additional amount to provide transitional health care coverage upon deactivation for reservists on active duty during the Persian Gulf Conflict, for the following accounts in the amounts specified:

fiscal year 1991

    Operation and maintenance, Army, $15,900,000;

    Operation and maintenance, Navy, $6,370,000;

    Operation and maintenance, Air Force, $2,730,000.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Guaranteed Student Loans

(TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ‘Guaranteed student loans’, for fiscal year 1991, $3,106,000; for fiscal year 1992, $5,932,562; for fiscal year 1993, $2,262,250; for fiscal year 1994, $506,250; for fiscal year 1995, $506,250 as authorized in section 372: Provided, That if these amounts in any fiscal year are not sufficient to provide for the benefits authorized, any additional amounts necessary shall be available from otherwise appropriated funds from this account.

Student Financial Assistance

(TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For an additional amount for ‘Student financial assistance’, for fiscal year 1991, $1,290,000; for fiscal year 1992, $3,165,000; for fiscal year 1993, $3,165,000; for fiscal year 1994, $3,165,000; for fiscal year 1995, $3,165,000 as authorized in section 372: Provided, That if these amounts in any fiscal year are not sufficient to provide for the benefits authorized, any additional amounts necessary shall be available from otherwise appropriated funds from this account.

CHAPTER II

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

(TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Veterans Benefits Administration

Compensation and Pensions

    For an additional amount for ‘Compensation and pensions’, for the following amounts and fiscal years specified: fiscal year 1991, $200,000; fiscal year 1992, $600,000; fiscal year 1993, $700,000; fiscal year 1994, $700,000; fiscal year 1995, $700,000, to remain available until expended.

Veterans Education Benefits

    For an additional amount for purposes of funding chapter 30 of title 38, United States Code, and chapter 106 of title 10, United States Code, for fiscal years 1991 through 1995, $655,000,000, less the total of the amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1991 through 1995 in the preceding paragraphs of this title.

CHAPTER III

    For an additional amount for emergency expenses not otherwise provided for in this Act, $50,000,000 of which $30,000,000 may be available for Family Education and Support Services as authorized in the Persian Gulf Conflict Supplemental Authorization and Personnel Benefits Act of 1991 and of which $20,000,000 may be available for Child Care Assistance as authorized in the Persian Gulf Conflict Supplemental Authorization and Personnel Benefits Act of 1991: Provided, That the Secretary of Defense may transfer these sums as necessary to the appropriate operation and maintenance appropriations to be merged with and made available for the same purposes and the same time period as the appropriations to which transferred: Provided further, That this transfer authority shall be in addition to any other transfer authority contained in this Act.

General Provision

    SEC. 501. (a) The authority provided in this title to transfer funds from the Defense Cooperation Account is in addition to any other transfer authority contained in this or any other Act making appropriations for fiscal year 1991 through fiscal year 1995.

    (b) Amounts transferred from the Defense Cooperation Account shall be merged with and be available for the same purposes as the appropriations to which transferred.

    (c) The Secretary of Defense shall notify the Committees on Appropriations and Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives before making any transfer from the Defense Cooperation Account. No transfer may be made until the seventh day after such committees receive the notification required by this subsection to be submitted for such transfer.

SEC. 502. PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN ASSISTANCE FOR JORDAN.

    (a) PROHIBITION- Except as otherwise provided in this section, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1991, may be obligated or expended for assistance for Jordan.

    (b) EXCEPTIONS- Subsection (a) shall not apply to--

      (1) assistance for refugees; or

      (2) assistance to finance the training or studies outside Jordan of students whose course of study or training program began before the date of enactment of this Act.

    (c) WAIVER- The prohibition contained in subsection (a) shall not apply if the President determines and certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that the Government of Jordan has taken steps to advance the peace process in the Middle East, or that furnishing assistance to Jordan would be beneficial to the peace process in the Middle East.

    (d) DEFINITIONS- For purposes of this section, the term ‘appropriate congressional committees’ means the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.

    (e) REPEALS- (1) The ninth proviso under the heading ‘Economic Support Fund’ of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1991, is hereby repealed.

    (2) The tenth proviso under the heading ‘Economic Support Fund’ of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990, is hereby repealed.

    (3) Any provision of law not repealed by this subsection that earmarks economic or military assistance for Jordan shall have no force or effect upon the date of enactment of this Act.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Consequences of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Food Stamps, Unemployment Compensation Administration, Veterans Compensation and Pensions, and Other Urgent Needs Act of 1991’.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.