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H.R. 5647 (109th): Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 20, 2006 (Reported by House Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


HR 5647 RH

Union Calendar No. 289

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5647

[Report No. 109-515]

Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 20, 2006

Mr. REGULA, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill; which was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, 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, for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

training and employment services

(including rescissions)

    For necessary expenses of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (the Act), and the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act of 1992, including the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles, the construction, alteration, and repair of buildings and other facilities, and the purchase of real property for training centers as authorized by the Act, $4,966,899,000, plus reimbursements, is available. Of the amounts provided:

      (1) For grants to States for adult employment and training activities, youth activities, and dislocated worker employment and training activities, $2,982,764,000 as follows:

        (A) $854,000,000 for adult employment and training activities, of which $142,000,000 is available for the period July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008 and of which $712,000,000 is available for the period October 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

        (B) $935,500,000 for youth activities, which is available for the period April 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008: Provided, That up to $50,000,000 may be made available for the Youthbuild Program, if authorized for transfer to the Department of Labor prior to April 1, 2007.

        (C) $1,193,264,000 for dislocated worker employment and training activities, of which $345,264,000 is available for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, and of which $848,000,000 is available for the period October 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008:

      Provided, That notwithstanding the transfer limitation under section 133(b)(4) of the Act, up to 30 percent of such funds may be transferred by a local board if approved by the Governor: Provided further, That notwithstanding sections 128(c) and 133(c) of the Act, for program year 2006 the Governor may reallocate from local workforce investment areas, for the youth, adult, and dislocated worker formula fund programs under title I of the Act, the amounts by which the unexpended balance in a local workforce investment area for any such program at the end of program year 2005 exceeds 30 percent of the total amount available for such program in such workforce investment area for such year (including the local funds appropriated for previous program years that were available during program year 2005), to those local workforce investment areas that did not have such unexpended balances for such program at the end of such year, and such reallocations shall be made using the formula applicable to such program for program year 2006 except that such formula shall only be applied to those local workforce investment areas receiving reallocations for such program under this proviso.

      (2) For federally administered programs, $1,935,853,000 as follows:

        (A) $282,800,000 for the dislocated workers assistance national reserve, of which $70,800,000 is available for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, and of which $212,000,000 is available for the period October 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008: Provided, That up to $125,000,000 may be made available to the Community College Initiative and up to $900,000 may be made available to implement Public Law 102-530.

        (B) $50,000,000 for Native American programs, which is available for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

        (C) $1,465,000,000 for Job Corps operations, of which $874,000,000 is available for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, and of which $591,000,000 is available for the period October 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

        (D) $58,000,000 for construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition of Job Corps centers, of which $50,000,000 is available for the period October 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010 and $8,000,000 is available from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010.

        (E) $80,053,000 for migrant and seasonal farmworkers, including $75,053,000 for formula grants, and $5,000,000 for migrant and seasonal housing (of which not less than 70 percent shall be for permanent housing).

      (3) For national activities, $48,282,000 as follows:

        (A) $43,361,000 for Pilots, Demonstrations, and Research, of which $17,700,000 is available for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008; and of which $25,661,000 shall be available for noncompetitive grants, with terms and conditions and the amounts specified in the committee report of the House of Representatives accompanying this Act.

        (B) $4,921,000 for Evaluation, which is available for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008:

    Provided further, That no funds from any other appropriation shall be used to provide meal services at or for Job Corps centers.

    Of the unexpended balances, including recaptures and carryover, remaining from funds appropriated to the Department of Labor under this heading for fiscal years 2006 and prior years, $325,000,000 is rescinded to be effected no later than September 30, 2007: Provided, That if insufficient funds exist under this heading, the remaining balance shall be from current or prior year funds under any heading under this title: Provided further, That the department shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 30 days in advance of the rescission of any funds derived from headings other than this heading: Provided further, That any balances that are governed by reallocation provisions under the statute authorizing the program from which funds were originally appropriated shall be available for rescission.

    Funds provided to carry out section 132(a)(2)(A) of the Act may be used to provide assistance to a State for State-wide or local use in order to address cases where there have been worker dislocations across multiple sectors or across multiple local areas and such workers remain dislocated; coordinate the State workforce development plan with emerging economic development needs; and train such eligible dislocated workers.

    The Secretary of Labor shall take no action to amend, through regulatory or administration action, the definition established in 20 CFR 667.220 for functions and activities under title I of the Act, or to modify, through regulatory or administrative action, the procedure for redesignation of local areas as specified in subtitle B of title I of the Act (including applying the standards specified in section 116(a)(3)(B) of the Act, but notwithstanding the time limits specified in section 116(a)(3)(B) of the Act), until April 1, 2007 or until such time as legislation reauthorizing the Act is enacted whichever comes first. Nothing in the preceding sentence shall permit or require the Secretary of Labor to withdraw approval for such redesignation from a State that received the approval not later than October 12, 2005, or to revise action taken or modify the redesignation procedure being used by the Secretary in order to complete such redesignation for a State that initiated the process of such redesignation by submitting any request for such redesignation not later than October 26, 2005.

community service employment for older americans

    To carry out title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965, $420,000,000: Provided, That the Secretary of Labor shall use a portion of these funds to make a grant to the Forest Service for the Senior Community Service Employment Program for fiscal year 2007 in the same amount, and under the same terms and conditions, as the grant provided to the Forest Service for fiscal year 2006 for such program.

federal unemployment benefits and allowances

    For payments during the current fiscal year of trade adjustment benefit payments and allowances under part I and section 246; and for training, allowances for job search and relocation, and related State administrative expenses under part II of subchapter B of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (including the benefits and services described under sections 123(c)(2) and 151(b) and (c) of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002, division A of Public Law 107-210), $938,600,000, together with such amounts as may be necessary to be charged to the subsequent appropriation for payments for any period subsequent to September 15 of the current year.

state unemployment insurance and employment service operations

    For authorized administrative expenses, $62,016,000, together with not to exceed $3,309,746,000 (including not to exceed $1,228,000 which may be used for amortization payments to States which had independent retirement plans in their State employment service agencies prior to 1980), which may be expended from the Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund including the cost of administering section 51 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, section 7(d) of the Wagner-Peyser Act, the Trade Act of 1974, the Immigration Act of 1990, and the Immigration and Nationality Act and of which the sums available in the allocation for activities authorized by title III of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 502-504), and the sums available in the allocation for necessary administrative expenses for carrying out sections 8501-8523 of title 5, United States Code, shall be available for obligation by the States through December 31, 2007, except that funds used for automation acquisitions shall be available for obligation by the States through September 30, 2009; of which $62,016,000, together with not to exceed $666,753,000 of the amount which may be expended from said trust fund, shall be available for obligation for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, to fund activities under the Act of June 6, 1933, including the cost of penalty mail authorized under 39 U.S.C. 3202(a)(1)(E) made available to States in lieu of allotments for such purpose: Provided, That to the extent that the Average Weekly Insured Unemployment (AWIU) for fiscal year 2007 is projected by the Department of Labor to exceed 2,963,000, an additional $28,600,000 shall be available for obligation for every 100,000 increase in the AWIU level (including a pro rata amount for any increment less than 100,000) from the Employment Security Administration Account of the Unemployment Trust Fund: Provided further, That funds appropriated in this Act which are used to establish a national one-stop career center system, or which are used to support the national activities of the Federal-State unemployment insurance or immigration programs, may be obligated in contracts, grants or agreements with non-State entities: Provided further, That funds appropriated in this Act for activities authorized under the Wagner-Peyser Act and title III of the Social Security Act, may be used by the States to fund integrated Employment Service and Unemployment Insurance automation efforts, notwithstanding cost allocation principles prescribed under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-87: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, any Federal equity acquired in real property through grants to New York State awarded under title III of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 501 et seq.) or under the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49 et seq.) is hereby transferred to such State. The portion of any real property that is attributable to the Federal equity transferred under this section shall be used to carry out activities authorized under title III of the Social Security Act or the Wagner-Peyser Act. Any disposition of such real property shall be carried out in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the Secretary and the portion of the proceeds from the disposition of such real property that is attributable to the Federal equity transferred under this section shall be used to carry out activities authorized under title III of the Social Security Act or the Wagner-Peyser Act.

    In addition, from the Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund, and subject to the same terms and conditions, $30,000,000 to conduct in-person reemployment and eligibility assessments of unemployment insurance beneficiaries in one-stop career centers; and $10,000,000 to prevent and detect fraudulent unemployment benefits claims filed using personal information stolen from unsuspecting workers: Provided, That following the end of the fiscal year, the Secretary shall provide two reports to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate:

      (A) The first report, to be submitted no later than 180 days following the end of the fiscal year, shall include available information on expenditures, number of claimants assessed, and estimated savings attributable to the reemployment and eligibility reviews. The report shall also include the impact of expenditures to prevent and detect fraudulent claims using stolen personal information.

      (B) A second report, to be submitted no later than 16 months following the end of the fiscal year, shall contain more comprehensive information on estimated savings for the reemployment and eligibility reviews and identification of best practices.

advances to the unemployment trust fund and other funds

    For repayable advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund as authorized by sections 905(d) and 1203 of the Social Security Act, and to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund as authorized by section 9501(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; and for nonrepayable advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund as authorized by section 8509 of title 5, United States Code, and to the `Federal unemployment benefits and allowances' account, to remain available until September 30, 2008, $452,000,000.

    In addition, for making repayable advances to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund in the current fiscal year after September 15, 2007, for costs incurred by the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund in the current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary.

program administration

    For expenses of administering employment and training programs, $118,760,000, together with not to exceed $92,794,000, which may be expended from the Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund.

Employee Benefits Security Administration

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, $143,573,000.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Fund

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is authorized to make such expenditures, including financial assistance authorized by section 104 of Public Law 96-364, within limits of funds and borrowing authority available to such Corporation, and in accord with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act (31 U.S.C. 9104), as may be necessary in carrying out the program, including associated administrative expenses, through September 30, 2007 for such Corporation: Provided, That none of the funds available to the Corporation for fiscal year 2007 shall be available for obligations for administrative expenses in excess of $397,644,000, of which $7,000,000 shall be transferred to `Salaries and Expenses' Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor for the development of ERISA Filing Acceptance System: Provided further, That obligations in excess of such amount may be incurred after approval by the Office of Management and Budget and notification of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate: Provided further, That to the extent that the number of new plan participants in plans terminated by the Corporation exceeds 100,000 in fiscal year 2007, an amount not to exceed an additional $9,800,000 shall be available for obligation for administrative expenses for every 20,000 additional terminated participants.

Employment Standards Administration

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses for the Employment Standards Administration, including reimbursement to State, Federal, and local agencies and their employees for inspection services rendered, $416,419,000, together with $2,076,000 which may be expended from the Special Fund in accordance with sections 39(c), 44(d) and 44(j) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act: Provided, That the Secretary of Labor is authorized to establish and, in accordance with section 3302 of title 31, United States Code, collect and deposit in the Treasury fees for processing applications and issuing certificates under sections 11(d) and 14 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 211(d) and 214) and for processing applications and issuing registrations under title I of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.).

special benefits

(including transfer of funds)

    For the payment of compensation, benefits, and expenses (except administrative expenses) accruing during the current or any prior fiscal year authorized by chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code; continuation of benefits as provided for under the heading `Civilian War Benefits' in the Federal Security Agency Appropriation Act, 1947; the Employees' Compensation Commission Appropriation Act, 1944; sections 4(c) and 5(f) of the War Claims Act of 1948 (50 U.S.C. App. 2012); and 50 percent of the additional compensation and benefits required by section 10(h) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, $230,000,000, together with such amounts as may be necessary to be charged to the subsequent year appropriation for the payment of compensation and other benefits for any period subsequent to August 15 of the current year: Provided, That amounts appropriated may be used under section 8104 of title 5, United States Code, by the Secretary of Labor to reimburse an employer, who is not the employer at the time of injury, for portions of the salary of a reemployed, disabled beneficiary: Provided further, That balances of reimbursements unobligated on September 30, 2006, shall remain available until expended for the payment of compensation, benefits, and expenses: Provided further, That in addition there shall be transferred to this appropriation from the Postal Service and from any other corporation or instrumentality required under section 8147(c) of title 5, United States Code, to pay an amount for its fair share of the cost of administration, such sums as the Secretary determines to be the cost of administration for employees of such fair share entities through September 30, 2007: Provided further, That of those funds transferred to this account from the fair share entities to pay the cost of administration of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, $51,034,000 shall be made available to the Secretary as follows:

      (1) For enhancement and maintenance of automated data processing systems and telecommunications systems, $14,580,000.

      (2) For automated workload processing operations, including document imaging, centralized mail intake and medical bill processing, $22,924,000.

      (3) For periodic roll management and medical review, $13,530,000.

      (4) The remaining funds shall be paid into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts:

    Provided further, That the Secretary may require that any person filing a notice of injury or a claim for benefits under chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, or the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, provide as part of such notice and claim, such identifying information (including Social Security account number) as such regulations may prescribe.

special benefits for disabled coal miners

    For carrying out title IV of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as amended by Public Law 107-275, $229,373,000, to remain available until expended.

    For making after July 31 of the current fiscal year, benefit payments to individuals under title IV of such Act, for costs incurred in the current fiscal year, such amounts as may be necessary.

    For making benefit payments under title IV for the first quarter of fiscal year 2008, $68,000,000, to remain available until expended.

administrative expenses, energy employees occupational illness compensation fund

(including transfer of funds)

    For necessary expenses to administer the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act, $102,307,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Secretary of Labor is authorized to transfer to any executive agency with authority under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act, including within the Department of Labor, such sums as may be necessary in fiscal year 2007 to carry out those authorities: Provided further, That the Secretary may require that any person filing a claim for benefits under such Act provide as part of such claim, such identifying information (including Social Security account number) as may be prescribed: Provided further, That not later than 30 days after enactment, in addition to other sums transferred by the Secretary to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for the administration of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), the Secretary shall transfer $4,500,000 to NIOSH from the funds appropriated to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Fund (42 U.S.C. 7384e), for use by or in support of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (the Board) to carry out its statutory responsibilities under EEOICPA (42 U.S.C. 7384n-q), including obtaining audits, technical assistance and other support from the Board's audit contractor with regard to radiation dose estimation and reconstruction efforts, site profiles, procedures, and review of Special Exposure Cohort petitions and evaluation reports.

Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

(including transfer of funds)

    In fiscal year 2007 and thereafter, such sums as may be necessary from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, to remain available until expended, for payment of all benefits authorized by section 9501(d)(1), (2), (4), and (7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; and interest on advances, as authorized by section 9501(c)(2) of such Act. In addition, the following amounts shall be available from the Fund for fiscal year 2007 for expenses of operation and administration of the Black Lung Benefits program, as authorized by section 9501(d)(5) of such Act: $33,578,000 for transfer to the Employment Standards Administration `Salaries and Expenses'; $25,255,000 for transfer to Departmental Management, `Salaries and Expenses'; $346,000 for transfer to Departmental Management, `Office of Inspector General'; and $356,000 for payments into miscellaneous receipts for the expenses of the Department of the Treasury.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, $486,051,000, including not to exceed $91,093,000 which shall be the maximum amount available for grants to States under section 23(g) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the Act), which grants shall be no less than 50 percent of the costs of State occupational safety and health programs required to be incurred under plans approved by the Secretary of Labor under section 18 of the Act; and, in addition, notwithstanding section 3302 of title 31, United States Code, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may retain up to $750,000 per fiscal year of training institute course tuition fees, otherwise authorized by law to be collected, and may utilize such sums for occupational safety and health training and education: Provided, That, notwithstanding section 3302 of title 31, United States Code, the Secretary is authorized, during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, to collect and retain fees for services provided to Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories, and may utilize such sums, in accordance with the provisions of section 2 of the Act of April 13, 1934 (29 U.S.C. 9a), to administer national and international laboratory recognition programs that ensure the safety of equipment and products used by workers in the workplace: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated under this paragraph shall be obligated or expended to prescribe, issue, administer, or enforce any standard, rule, regulation, or order under the Act which is applicable to any person who is engaged in a farming operation which does not maintain a temporary labor camp and employs 10 or fewer employees: Provided further, That no funds appropriated under this paragraph shall be obligated or expended to administer or enforce any standard, rule, regulation, or order under the Act with respect to any employer of 10 or fewer employees who is included within a category having a Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) occupational injury and illness rate, at the most precise industrial classification code for which such data are published, less than the national average rate as such rates are most recently published by the Secretary, acting through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in accordance with section 24 of the Act (29 U.S.C. 673), except--

      (1) to provide, as authorized by the Act, consultation, technical assistance, educational and training services, and to conduct surveys and studies;

      (2) to conduct an inspection or investigation in response to an employee complaint, to issue a citation for violations found during such inspection, and to assess a penalty for violations which are not corrected within a reasonable abatement period and for any willful violations found;

      (3) to take any action authorized by the Act with respect to imminent dangers;

      (4) to take any action authorized by the Act with respect to health hazards;

      (5) to take any action authorized by the Act with respect to a report of an employment accident which is fatal to one or more employees or which results in hospitalization of two or more employees, and to take any action pursuant to such investigation authorized by the Act; and

      (6) to take any action authorized by the Act with respect to complaints of discrimination against employees for exercising rights under the Act:

    Provided further, That the foregoing proviso shall not apply to any person who is engaged in a farming operation which does not maintain a temporary labor camp and employs 10 or fewer employees: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated under this paragraph shall be obligated or expended to administer or enforce the provisions of 29 CFR 1910.134(f)(2) (General Industry Respiratory Protection Standard) to the extent that such provisions require the annual fit testing (after the initial fit testing) of respirators for occupational exposure to tuberculosis.

Mine Safety and Health Administration

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, $278,869,000 including purchase and bestowal of certificates and trophies in connection with mine rescue and first-aid work, and the hire of passenger motor vehicles, including up to $2,000,000 for mine rescue and recovery activities; in addition, not to exceed $750,000 may be collected by the National Mine Health and Safety Academy for room, board, tuition, and the sale of training materials, otherwise authorized by law to be collected, to be available for mine safety and health education and training activities, notwithstanding section 3302 of title 31, United States Code; and, in addition, the Mine Safety and Health Administration may retain up to $1,000,000 from fees collected for the approval and certification of equipment, materials, and explosives for use in mines, and may utilize such sums for such activities; the Secretary of Labor is authorized to accept lands, buildings, equipment, and other contributions from public and private sources and to prosecute projects in cooperation with other agencies, Federal, State, or private; the Mine Safety and Health Administration is authorized to promote health and safety education and training in the mining community through cooperative programs with States, industry, and safety associations; the Secretary is authorized to recognize the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association as a principal safety association and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, may provide funds and, with or without reimbursement, personnel, including service of Mine Safety and Health Administration officials as officers in local chapters or in the national organization; and any funds available to the Department may be used, with the approval of the Secretary, to provide for the costs of mine rescue and survival operations in the event of a major disaster.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, including advances or reimbursements to State, Federal, and local agencies and their employees for services rendered, $486,262,000, together with not to exceed $79,026,000, which may be expended from the Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses for the Office of Disability Employment Policy to provide leadership, develop policy and initiatives, and award grants furthering the objective of eliminating barriers to the training and employment of people with disabilities, $20,319,000.

Departmental Management

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses for Departmental Management, including the hire of three sedans, and including the management or operation, through contracts, grants or other arrangements of Departmental activities conducted by or through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, including bilateral and multilateral technical assistance and other international labor activities, $236,462,000, of which $1,893,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008, is for Frances Perkins Building Security Enhancements, and $28,000,000 is for the acquisition of Departmental information technology, architecture, infrastructure, equipment, software and related needs, which will be allocated by the Department's Chief Information Officer in accordance with the Department's capital investment management process to assure a sound investment strategy; together with not to exceed $322,000, which may be expended from the Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund.

veterans employment and training

    Not to exceed $195,177,000 may be derived from the Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund to carry out the provisions of sections 4100-4113, 4211-4215, and 4321-4327 of title 38, United States Code, and Public Law 103-353, and which shall be available for obligation by the States through December 31, 2007, of which $1,969,000 is for the National Veterans' Employment and Training Services Institute. To carry out the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Programs (38 U.S.C. 2021) and the Veterans Workforce Investment Programs (29 U.S.C. 2913), $29,263,000, of which $7,425,000 shall be available for obligation for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

Office of Inspector General

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, $68,073,000, together with not to exceed $5,688,000, which may be expended from the Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund.

Administrative Provisions

    SEC. 101. None of the funds appropriated in this title for the Job Corps shall be used to pay the salary of an individual, either as direct costs or any proration as an indirect cost, at a rate in excess of Executive Level II.

    SEC. 102. Not to exceed 1 percent of any discretionary funds (pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985) which are appropriated for the current fiscal year for the Department of Labor in this Act may be transferred between accounts, but no such account shall be increased by more than 3 percent by any such transfer: Provided, That the transfer authority granted by this section shall be available only to meet unanticipated needs and shall not be used to create any new program or to fund any project or activity for which no funds are provided in this Act: Provided further, That the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate are notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer and approve the transfer.

    SEC. 103. In accordance with Executive Order No. 13126, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available pursuant to this Act shall be obligated or expended for the procurement of goods mined, produced, manufactured, or harvested or services rendered, whole or in part, by forced or indentured child labor in industries and host countries already identified by the United States Department of Labor prior to enactment of this Act.

    SEC. 104. The Secretary of Labor shall prepare and submit not later than July 1, 2006 to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate an operating plan that outlines the planned allocation by major project and activity of fiscal year 2007 funds made available for section 171 of the Workforce Investment Act, except for those projects specifically identified in the accompanying report.

    SEC. 105. After September 30, 2006, the Secretary of Labor shall issue a monthly transit subsidy of not less than the full amount (of not less than $105) each of its employees of the National Capital Region is eligible to receive.

TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration

health resources and services

    For carrying out titles II, III, IV, VII, VIII, X, XII, XIX, and XXVI of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), section 427(a) of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act, title V and sections 1128E, and 711, and 1820 of the Social Security Act, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, the Native Hawaiian Health Care Act of 1988, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2000, section 712 of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, and for expenses necessary to support activities related to countering potential biological, disease, nuclear, radiological and chemical threats to civilian populations, $7,050,917,000, of which $248,146,000 shall be available for noncompetitive grants, with terms and conditions and in the amounts specified in the committee report of the House of Representatives accompanying this Act, and of which $40,000,000 from general revenues, notwithstanding section 1820(j) of the Social Security Act, shall be available for carrying out the Medicare rural hospital flexibility grants program under section 1820 of such Act: Provided, That of the funds made available under this heading, $220,000 shall be available until expended for facilities renovations at the Gillis W. Long Hansen's Disease Center: Provided further, That in addition to fees authorized by section 427(b) of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, fees shall be collected for the full disclosure of information under such Act sufficient to recover the full costs of operating the National Practitioner Data Bank, and shall remain available until expended to carry out such Act: Provided further, That fees collected for the full disclosure of information under the `Health Care Fraud and Abuse Data Collection Program', authorized by section 1128E(d)(2) of the Social Security Act, shall be sufficient to recover the full costs of operating the program, and shall remain available until expended to carry out that program: Provided further, That $25,000,000 of the funding provided for community health centers shall be used for base grant adjustments for existing centers: Provided further, That no more than $10,000 is available until expended for carrying out the provisions of section 224(o) of the PHS Act including associated administrative expenses: Provided further, That no more than $44,550,000 is available until expended for carrying out the provisions of Public Law 104-73 and for expenses incurred by the Department of Health and Human Services pertaining to administrative claims made under such law: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, $283,103,000 shall be for the program under title X of the PHS Act to provide for voluntary family planning projects: Provided further, That amounts provided to said projects under such title shall not be expended for abortions, that all pregnancy counseling shall be nondirective, and that such amounts shall not be expended for any activity (including the publication or distribution of literature) that in any way tends to promote public support or opposition to any legislative proposal or candidate for public office: Provided further, That $789,546,000 shall be for State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs authorized by section 2616 of the PHS Act: Provided further, That in addition to amounts provided herein, $25,000,000 shall be available from amounts available under section 241 of the PHS Act to carry out parts A, B, C, and D of title XXVI of the PHS Act to fund section 2691 special projects of national significance: Provided further, That, notwithstanding section 502(a)(1) of the Social Security Act, not to exceed $117,428,000 is available for carrying out special projects of regional and national significance pursuant to section 501(a)(2) of such Act.

health education assistance loans program account

    Such sums as may be necessary to carry out subpart 1 of part A of title VII of the Public Health Service Act. For administrative expenses to carry out the guaranteed loan program, including section 709 of such Act, $2,887,000.

vaccine injury compensation trust fund

    For payments from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund, such sums as may be necessary for claims associated with vaccine-related injury or death with respect to vaccines administered after September 30, 1988, pursuant to subtitle 2 of title XXI of the Public Health Service Act, to remain available until expended: Provided, That for necessary administrative expenses, not to exceed $3,564,000 shall be available from the Trust Fund to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

disease control, research, and training

    To carry out titles II, III, VII, XI, XV, XVII, XIX, XXI, and XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, sections 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, 301, and 501 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, sections 20, 21, and 22 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, title IV of the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, and for expenses necessary to support activities related to countering potential biological, disease, nuclear, radiological, and chemical threats to civilian populations; including purchase and insurance of official motor vehicles in foreign countries; and purchase, hire, maintenance, and operation of aircraft, $6,073,503,000, of which $17,315,000 shall be available for noncompetitive grants, with terms and conditions and in the amounts specified in the committee report of the House of Representatives accompanying this Act; of which $29,700,000 shall remain available until expended for equipment, construction, and renovation of facilities; of which $550,000,000 shall remain available until expended for the Strategic National Stockpile under section 319F-2 of the Public Health Service Act; and of which $121,952,000 for international HIV/AIDS shall remain available until September 30, 2008: Provided, That in addition, such sums as may be derived from authorized user fees, shall be credited to this account: Provided further, That in addition to amounts provided herein, the following amounts shall be available from amounts available under section 241 of the Public Health Service Act: (1) $12,794,000 to carry out the National Immunization Surveys and (2) $87,071,000 to carry out research activities within the National Occupational Research Agenda: Provided further, That none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used, in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun control: Provided further, That up to $31,800,000 shall be made available until expended for Individual Learning Accounts for full-time equivalent employees of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Provided further, That the Director may redirect the total amount made available under authority of section 3 of the Vaccine and Immunization Amendments of 1990 (Public Law 101-502) to activities the Director may so designate: Provided further, That the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate are to be notified promptly of any such transfer: Provided further, That not to exceed $12,500,000 may be available for making grants under section 1509 of the Public Health Service Act to not more than 15 States, tribes, or tribal organizations: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated, $10,000 is for official reception and representation expenses when specifically approved by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Provided further, That employees of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Public Health Service, both civilian and Commissioned Officers, detailed to States, municipalities, or other organizations under authority of section 214 of the Public Health Service Act, shall be treated as non-Federal employees for reporting purposes only and shall not be included within any personnel ceiling applicable to the Agency, Service, or the Department of Health and Human Services during the period of detail or assignment.

National Institutes of Health

national cancer institute

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to cancer, $4,753,609,000, of which up to $8,000,000 may be used for facilities repairs and improvements at the NCI-Frederick Federally Funded Research and Development Center in Frederick, Maryland.

national heart, lung, and blood institute

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases, and blood and blood products, $2,901,012,000.

national institute of dental and craniofacial research

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to dental disease, $386,095,000.

national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to diabetes and digestive and kidney disease, $1,694,298,000.

national institute of neurological disorders and stroke

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to neurological disorders and stroke, $1,524,750,000.

national institute of allergy and infectious diseases

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to allergy and infectious diseases, $4,270,496,000.

national institute of general medical sciences

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to general medical sciences, $1,923,481,000.

national institute of child health and human development

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to child health and human development, $1,257,418,000, of which $69,000,000 shall be for continuation of the National Children's Study.

national eye institute

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to eye diseases and visual disorders, $661,358,000.

national institute of environmental health sciences

    For carrying out sections 301 and 311 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to environmental health sciences, $637,323,000.

national institute on aging

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to aging, $1,039,828,000.

national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, $504,533,000.

national institute on deafness and other communication disorders

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to deafness and other communication disorders, $391,556,000.

national institute of nursing research

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to nursing research, $136,550,000.

national institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to alcohol abuse and alcoholism, $433,318,000.

national institute on drug abuse

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to drug abuse, $994,829,000.

national institute of mental health

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to mental health, $1,394,806,000.

national human genome research institute

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to human genome research, $482,942,000.

national institute of biomedical imaging and bioengineering

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to biomedical imaging and bioengineering research, $294,850,000.

national center for research resources

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to research resources and general research support grants, $1,123,242,000, of which $25,000,000 shall be for extramural facilities construction: Provided, That none of these funds shall be used to pay recipients of the general research support grants program any amount for indirect expenses in connection with such grants.

national center for complementary and alternative medicine

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to complementary and alternative medicine, $120,554,000.

national center on minority health and health disparities

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to minority health and health disparities research, $194,299,000.

john e. fogarty international center

    For carrying out the activities at the John E. Fogarty International Center, $66,681,000.

national library of medicine

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act with respect to health information communications, $313,269,000, of which $4,000,000 shall be available until expended for improvement of information systems: Provided, That in fiscal year 2007, the Library may enter into personal services contracts for the provision of services in facilities owned, operated, or constructed under the jurisdiction of the National Institutes of Health: Provided further, That in addition to amounts provided herein, $8,200,000 shall be available from amounts available under section 241 of the Public Health Service Act to carry out National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology and related health services.

office of the director

(including transfer of funds)

    For carrying out the responsibilities of the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, $667,825,000, of which up to $14,000,000 shall be used to carry out section 216 of this Act: Provided, That funding shall be available for the purchase of not to exceed 29 passenger motor vehicles for replacement only: Provided further, That the Director may direct up to 1 percent of the total amount made available in this or any other Act to all National Institutes of Health appropriations to activities the Director may so designate: Provided further, That no such appropriation shall be decreased by more than 1 percent by any such transfers and that the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate are promptly notified of the transfer: Provided further, That the National Institutes of Health is authorized to collect third party payments for the cost of clinical services that are incurred in National Institutes of Health research facilities and that such payments shall be credited to the National Institutes of Health Management Fund: Provided further, That all funds credited to such Fund shall remain available for one fiscal year after the fiscal year in which they are deposited: Provided further, That up to $500,000 shall be available to carry out section 499 of the Public Health Service Act: Provided further, That in addition to the transfer authority provided above, amounts appropriated in this Act to each institute and center may be transferred and utilized for the National Institutes of Health Common Fund: Provided further, That the amount utilized under the preceding proviso shall not exceed $332,000,000 without prior notification to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate: Provided further, That amounts transferred and utilized under the preceding two provisos shall be in addition to amounts made available for the Common Fund from the Director's Discretionary Fund and to any amounts allocated to activities related to the Common Fund through the normal research priority-setting process of individual institutes and centers: Provided further, That beginning on April 1, 2007, the Director shall report every six months to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate on all deposits to and expenditures from the Common Fund: Provided further, That of the funds provided $10,000 shall be for official reception and representation expenses when specifically approved by the Director of the National Institutes of Health: Provided further, That the Office of AIDS Research within the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health may spend up to $4,000,000 to make grants for construction or renovation of facilities as provided for in section 2354(a)(5)(B) of the Public Health Service Act: Provided further, That of the funds provided $96,030,000 shall be for expenses necessary to support activities related to countering potential nuclear, radiological and chemical threats to civilian populations: Provided further, That of the funds provided, $159,500,000 shall be for expenses necessary to support activities related to the advanced development of biodefense countermeasures.

buildings and facilities

    For the study of, construction of, renovation of, and acquisition of equipment for, facilities of or used by the National Institutes of Health, including the acquisition of real property, $81,081,000, to remain available until expended.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

substance abuse and mental health services

    For carrying out titles V and XIX of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) with respect to substance abuse and mental health services, the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act, and section 301 of the PHS Act with respect to program management, $3,217,006,000, of which $12,640,000 shall be available for noncompetitive grants, with terms and conditions and in the amounts specified in the committee report of the House of Representatives accompanying this Act: Provided, That notwithstanding section 520A(f)(2) of the PHS Act, no funds appropriated for carrying out section 520A are available for carrying out section 1971 of the PHS Act: Provided further, That in addition to amounts provided herein, the following amounts shall be available under section 241 of the PHS Act: (1) $79,200,000 to carry out subpart II of part B of title XIX of the PHS Act to fund section 1935(b) technical assistance, national data, data collection and evaluation activities, and further that the total available under this Act for section 1935(b) activities shall not exceed 5 percent of the amounts appropriated for subpart II of part B of title XIX; (2) $21,629,000 to carry out subpart I of part B of title XIX of the PHS Act to fund section 1920(b) technical assistance, national data, data collection and evaluation activities, and further that the total available under this Act for section 1920(b) activities shall not exceed 5 percent of the amounts appropriated for subpart I of part B of title XIX; (3) $21,000,000 to carry out national surveys on drug abuse; and (4) $4,300,000 to evaluate substance abuse treatment programs.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

healthcare research and quality

    For carrying out titles III and IX of the Public Health Service Act, and part A of title XI of the Social Security Act, $318,695,000; and in addition, amounts received from Freedom of Information Act fees, reimbursable and interagency agreements, and the sale of data shall be credited to this appropriation and shall remain available until expended: Provided, That no amount shall be made available pursuant to section 927(c) of the Public Health Service Act for fiscal year 2007.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

grants to states for medicaid

    For carrying out, except as otherwise provided, titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act, $138,072,248,000, to remain available until expended.

    For making, after May 31, 2007, payments to States under title XIX of the Social Security Act for the last quarter of fiscal year 2007, for unanticipated costs, incurred for the current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary.

    For making payments to States or in the case of section 1928 on behalf of States under title XIX of the Social Security Act for the first quarter of fiscal year 2008, $65,257,617,000, to remain available until expended.

    Payment under title XIX may be made for any quarter with respect to a State plan or plan amendment in effect during such quarter, if submitted in or prior to such quarter and approved in that or any subsequent quarter.

payments to health care trust funds

    For payment to the Federal Hospital Insurance and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds, as provided under sections 1844 and 1860D-16 of the Social Security Act, sections 103(c) and 111(d) of the Social Security Amendments of 1965, section 278(d) of Public Law 97-248, and for administrative expenses incurred pursuant to section 201(g) of the Social Security Act, $197,017,391,000.

    In addition, for making matching payments under section 1844 of the Social Security Act, and benefit payments under 1860D-16 of such Act, not anticipated in budget estimates, such sums as may be necessary.

program management

    For carrying out, except as otherwise provided, titles XI, XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act, titles XIII and XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, not to exceed $3,153,547,000, to be transferred from the Federal Hospital Insurance and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds, as authorized by section 201(g) of the Social Security Act; together with all funds collected in accordance with section 353 of the Public Health Service Act and section 1857(e)(2) of the Social Security Act, and such sums as may be collected from authorized user fees and the sale of data, which shall remain available until expended: Provided, That all funds derived in accordance with section 9701 of title 31, United States Code, from organizations established under title XIII of the Public Health Service Act shall be credited to and available for carrying out the purposes of this appropriation: Provided further, That $5,145,000 shall be available for noncompetitive grants, with terms and conditions and in the amounts specified in the committee report of the House of Representatives accompanying this Act: Provided further, That $22,765,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008, is for contract costs for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Systems Revitalization Plan: Provided further, That $48,960,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008, is for contract costs for the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System: Provided further, That $146,760,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008, is for Medicare contracting reform activities of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Provided further, That funds appropriated under this heading are available for the Healthy Start, Grow Smart program under which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may, directly or through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, produce and distribute informational materials including, but not limited to, pamphlets and brochures on infant and toddler health care to expectant parents enrolled in the Medicaid program and to parents and guardians enrolled in such program with infants and children: Provided further, That the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall charge fees for conducting revisit surveys on health care facilities cited for deficiencies during initial certification, recertification, or substantiated complaints surveys; such fees shall be credited to this appropriation as offsetting collections, to remain available until expended for conducting such surveys; and the amount appropriated under this heading from the Federal Hospital Insurance and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds shall be reduced by an amount corresponding to the fees collected: Provided further, That the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall collect fees in fiscal year 2007 from Medicare Advantage organizations pursuant to section 1857(e)(2) of the Social Security Act and from eligible organizations with risk-sharing contracts under section 1876 of such Act pursuant to section 1876(k)(4)(D) of such Act.

Administration for Children and Families

payments to states for child support enforcement and family support programs

    For making payments to States or other non-Federal entities under titles I, IV-D, X, XI, XIV, and XVI of the Social Security Act and the Act of July 5, 1960 (24 U.S.C. ch. 9), $2,752,697,000, to remain available until expended; and for such purposes for the first quarter of fiscal year 2008, $1,000,000,000, to remain available until expended.

    For making payments to each State for carrying out the program of Aid to Families with Dependent Children under title IV-A of the Social Security Act as in effect before the effective date of the program of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) with respect to such State, such sums as may be necessary: Provided, That the sum of the amounts available to a State with respect to expenditures under such title IV-A in fiscal year 1997 under this appropriation and under such title IV-A as amended by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 shall not exceed the limitations under section 116(b) of such Act.

    For making, after May 31 of the current fiscal year, payments to States or other non-Federal entities under titles I, IV-D, X, XI, XIV, and XVI of the Social Security Act and the Act of July 5, 1960 (24 U.S.C. ch. 9), for the last 3 months of the current fiscal year for unanticipated costs, incurred for the current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary.

low income home energy assistance

    For making payments under section 2602(b) of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8621(b)), $1,930,000,000.

    For making payments under section 2604(e) the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8623(e)), $181,170,000, notwithstanding the designation requirement of section 2602(e) of such Act.

refugee and entrant assistance

    For necessary expenses for refugee and entrant assistance activities and for costs associated with the care and placement of unaccompanied alien children authorized by title IV of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1524) and section 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980 (8 U.S.C. 1522 note), for carrying out section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 279), and for carrying out the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 2152 note) $604,329,000, of which up to $9,816,000 shall be available to carry out the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.): Provided, That funds appropriated under this heading pursuant to section 414(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 for fiscal year 2007 shall be available for the costs of assistance provided and other activities to remain available through September 30, 2009.

payments to states for the child care and development block grant

    For carrying out the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 9858 et seq.), $2,062,081,000 shall be used to supplement, not supplant State general revenue funds for child care assistance for low-income families: Provided, That $18,777,370 shall be available for child care resource and referral and school-aged child care activities, of which $982,080 shall be for the Child Care Aware toll-free hotline: Provided further, That, in addition to the amounts required to be reserved by the States under section 658G, $267,785,718 shall be reserved by the States for activities authorized under section 658G, of which $98,208,000 shall be for activities that improve the quality of infant and toddler care: Provided further, That $9,821,000 shall be for use by the Secretary for child care research, demonstration, and evaluation activities.

social services block grant

    For making grants to States pursuant to section 2002 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397a), $1,700,000,000.

children and families services programs

    For carrying out, except as otherwise provided, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (42 U.S.C. 5711 et seq.), the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 15001 et seq.), the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.), the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.), sections 310 and 316 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10409, 10416), the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 2991a et seq.), title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 5111 et seq.) (adoption opportunities), sections 330F and 330G of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c-6, 254c-7), the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. 670 note), sections 261 and 291 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 15421, 15461), part B-1 of title IV and sections 413, 1110, and 1115 of the Social Security Act, for making payments under the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9901 et seq.), sections 439 and 477 of the Social Security Act, and the Assets for Independence Act (42 U.S.C. 604 note), and for necessary administrative expenses to carry out such Acts and titles I, IV, V, X, XI, XIV, XVI, and XX of the Social Security Act, the Act of July 5, 1960 (24 U.S.C. ch. 9), the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981, title IV of the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, $8,652,666,000, of which $17,820,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008, shall be for grants to States for adoption incentive payments, as authorized by section 473A of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 673b) and may be made for adoptions completed before September 30, 2007: Provided, That $6,788,571,000 shall be for making payments under the Head Start Act, of which $1,388,800,000 shall become available October 1, 2007, and remain available through September 30, 2008: Provided further, That $483,426,000 shall be for making payments under the Community Services Block Grant Act: Provided further, That not less than $7,367,000 shall be for section 680(3)(B) of the Community Services Block Grant Act: Provided further, That in addition to amounts provided herein, $6,000,000 shall be available from amounts available under section 241 of the Public Health Service Act to carry out the provisions of section 1110 of the Social Security Act: Provided further, That the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall establish procedures regarding the disposition of intangible property which permits grant funds, or intangible assets acquired with funds authorized under section 680 of the Community Services Block Grant Act, to become the sole property of such grantees after a period of not more than 12 years after the end of the grant for purposes and uses consistent with the original grant: Provided further, That funds appropriated for section 680(a)(2) of the Community Services Block Grant Act shall be available for financing construction and rehabilitation and loans or investments in private business enterprises owned by community development corporations: Provided further, That $54,549,000 is for a compassion capital fund to provide grants to charitable organizations to emulate model social service programs and to encourage research on the best practices of social service organizations: Provided further, That $15,720,000 shall be for activities authorized by the Help America Vote Act of 2002, of which $10,890,000 shall be for payments to States to promote access for voters with disabilities, and of which $4,830,000 shall be for payments to States for protection and advocacy systems for voters with disabilities: Provided further, That $108,900,000 shall be for making competitive grants to provide abstinence education (as defined by section 510(b)(2)(A)-(H) of the Social Security Act) to adolescents, and for Federal costs of administering the grant: Provided further, That grants under the immediately preceding proviso shall be made only to public and private entities which agree that, with respect to an adolescent to whom the entities provide abstinence education under such grant, the entities will not provide to that adolescent any other education regarding sexual conduct, except that, in the case of an entity expressly required by law to provide health information or services the adolescent shall not be precluded from seeking health information or services from the entity in a different setting than the setting in which abstinence education was provided: Provided further, That within amounts provided herein for abstinence education for adolescents, up to $10,000,000 may be available for a national abstinence education campaign: Provided further, That in addition to amounts provided herein for abstinence education for adolescents, $4,500,000 shall be available from amounts available under section 241 of the Public Health Service Act to carry out evaluations (including longitudinal evaluations) of adolescent pregnancy prevention approaches: Provided further, That $2,000,000 shall be for improving the Public Assistance Reporting Information System, including grants to States to support data collection for a study of the system's effectiveness.

promoting safe and stable families

    For carrying out section 436 of the Social Security Act, $345,000,000 and for section 437 of such Act, $89,100,000.

payments to states for foster care and adoption assistance

    For making payments to States or other non-Federal entities under title IV-E of the Social Security Act, $5,211,000,000.

    For making payments to States or other non-Federal entities under title IV-E of the Social Security Act, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2008, $1,810,000,000.

    For making, after May 31 of the current fiscal year, payments to States or other non-Federal entities under section 474 of title IV-E of the Social Security Act, for the last 3 months of the current fiscal year for unanticipated costs, incurred for the current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary.

Administration on Aging

aging services programs

    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3011 et seq.) and section 398 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280c-3), $1,390,306,000, of which $5,500,000 shall be available for activities regarding medication management, screening, and education to prevent incorrect medication and adverse drug reactions.

Departmental Management

office of the secretary

general departmental management

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided, for general departmental management, including hire of six sedans, and for carrying out titles III, XVII, XX, and XXI of the Public Health Service Act, the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission Act, and research studies under section 1110 of the Social Security Act, $357,800,000, together with $5,792,000 to be transferred and expended as authorized by section 201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act from the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and the Supplemental Medical Insurance Trust Fund, and $39,552,000 from the amounts available under section 241 of the Public Health Service Act to carry out national health or human services research and evaluation activities: Provided, That of the funds made available under this heading for carrying out title XX of the Public Health Service Act, $13,120,000 shall be for activities specified under section 2003(b)(2), all of which shall be for prevention service demonstration grants under section 510(b)(2) of the Social Security Act without application of the limitation of section 2010(c) of such title XX: Provided further, That of this amount, $51,891,000 shall be for minority AIDS prevention and treatment activities; and $5,892,000 shall be to assist Afghanistan in the development of maternal and child health clinics, consistent with section 103(a)(4)(H) of the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of 2002.

office of medicare hearings and appeals

    For expenses necessary for administrative law judges responsible for hearing cases under title XVIII of the Social Security Act (and related provisions of title XI of such Act), $70,000,000, to be transferred in appropriate part from the Federal Hospital Insurance and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds.

office of the national coordinator for health information technology

    For expenses necessary for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, including grants, contracts and cooperative agreements for the development and advancement of an interoperable national health information technology infrastructure, $86,070,000: Provided, That in addition to amounts provided herein, $11,930,000 shall be available from amounts available under section 241 of the Public Health Service Act to carry out health information technology network development.

office of the inspector general

    For expenses necessary for the Office of Inspector General, including the hire of passenger motor vehicles for investigations, in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, $41,415,000: Provided, That of such amount, necessary sums are available for providing protective services to the Secretary and investigating non-payment of child support cases for which non-payment is a Federal offense under section 228 of title 18, United States Code.

office for civil rights

    For expenses necessary for the Office for Civil Rights, $32,969,000, together with not to exceed $3,314,000 to be transferred and expended as authorized by section 201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act from the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and the Supplemental Medical Insurance Trust Fund.

retirement pay and medical benefits for commissioned officers

    For retirement pay and medical benefits of Public Health Service Commissioned Officers as authorized by law, for payments under the Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan and Survivor Benefit Plan, for medical care of dependents and retired personnel under the Dependents' Medical Care Act (10 U.S.C. chapter 55), such amounts as may be required during the current fiscal year.

public health and social services emergency fund

    For expenses necessary to support activities related to countering potential biological, disease, nuclear, radiological and chemical threats to civilian populations, and other public health emergencies, $160,475,000.

Administrative Provisions

    SEC. 201. Funds appropriated in this title shall be available for not to exceed $50,000 for official reception and representation expenses when specifically approved by the Secretary.

    SEC. 202. The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall make available through assignment not more than 60 employees of the Public Health Service to assist in child survival activities and to work in AIDS programs through and with funds provided by the United States Agency for International Development, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund or the World Health Organization.

    SEC. 203. None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be used to implement section 399F(b) of the Public Health Service Act or section 1503 of the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-43).

    SEC. 204. None of the funds appropriated in this Act for the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shall be used to pay the salary of an individual, through a grant or other extramural mechanism, at a rate in excess of Executive Level II.

    SEC. 205. None of the funds appropriated in this title for Head Start shall be used to pay the compensation of an individual, either as direct costs or any proration as an indirect cost, at a rate in excess of Executive Level II.

    SEC. 206. None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be expended pursuant to section 241 of the Public Health Service Act, except for funds specifically provided for in this Act, or for other taps and assessments made by any office located in the Department of Health and Human Services, prior to the preparation and submission of a report by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate detailing the planned uses of such funds.

    SEC. 207. Notwithstanding section 241(a) of the Public Health Service Act, such portion as the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall determine, but not more than 1 percent, of any amounts appropriated for programs authorized under such Act shall be made available for the evaluation (directly, or by grants or contracts) of the implementation and effectiveness of such programs.

(transfer of funds)

    SEC. 208. Not to exceed 1 percent of any discretionary funds (pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985) which are appropriated for the current fiscal year for the Department of Health and Human Services in this Act may be transferred between an appropriation, but no such appropriation shall be increased by more than 3 percent by any such transfer: Provided, That an appropriation may be increased by up to an additional 2 percent subject to approval by the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate: Provided further, That the transfer authority granted by this section shall be available only to meet unanticipated needs and shall not be used to create any new program or to fund any project or activity for which no funds are provided in this Act: Provided further, That the Committees on Appropriations are notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer.

(transfer of funds)

    SEC. 209. The Director of the National Institutes of Health, jointly with the Director of the Office of AIDS Research, may transfer up to 3 percent among institutes and centers from the total amounts identified by these two Directors as funding for research pertaining to the human immunodeficiency virus: Provided, That the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate are promptly notified of the transfer.

(transfer of funds)

    SEC. 210. Of the amounts made available in this Act for the National Institutes of Health, the amount for research related to the human immunodeficiency virus, as jointly determined by the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the Director of the Office of AIDS Research, shall be made available to the `Office of AIDS Research' account. The Director of the Office of AIDS Research shall transfer from such account amounts necessary to carry out section 2353(d)(3) of the Public Health Service Act.

    SEC. 211. None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be made available to any entity under title X of the Public Health Service Act unless the applicant for the award certifies to the Secretary of Health and Human Services that it encourages family participation in the decision of minors to seek family planning services and that it provides counseling to minors on how to resist attempts to coerce minors into engaging in sexual activities.

    SEC. 212. None of the funds appropriated by this Act (including funds appropriated to any trust fund) may be used to carry out the Medicare Advantage program if the Secretary of Health and Human Services denies participation in such program to an otherwise eligible entity (including a Provider Sponsored Organization) because the entity informs the Secretary that it will not provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or provide referrals for abortions: Provided, That the Secretary shall make appropriate prospective adjustments to the capitation payment to such an entity (based on an actuarially sound estimate of the expected costs of providing the service to such entity's enrollees): Provided further, That nothing in this section shall be construed to change the Medicare program's coverage for such services and a Medicare Advantage organization described in this section shall be responsible for informing enrollees where to obtain information about all Medicare covered services.

    SEC. 213. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no provider of services under title X of the Public Health Service Act shall be exempt from any State law requiring notification or the reporting of child abuse, child molestation, sexual abuse, rape, or incest.

    SEC. 214. (a) Except as provided by subsection (e) none of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to withhold substance abuse funding from a State pursuant to section 1926 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-26) if such State certifies to the Secretary of Health and Human Services by May 1, 2007, that the State will commit additional State funds, in accordance with subsection (b), to ensure compliance with State laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to individuals under 18 years of age.

    (b) The amount of funds to be committed by a State under subsection (a) shall be equal to 1 percent of such State's substance abuse block grant allocation for each percentage point by which the State misses the retailer compliance rate goal established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 1926 of such Act.

    (c) The State is to maintain State expenditures in fiscal year 2007 for tobacco prevention programs and for compliance activities at a level that is not less than the level of such expenditures maintained by the State for fiscal year 2006, and adding to that level the additional funds for tobacco compliance activities required under subsection (a). The State is to submit a report to the Secretary on all fiscal year 2006 State expenditures and all fiscal year 2007 obligations for tobacco prevention and compliance activities by program activity by July 31, 2007.

    (d) The Secretary shall exercise discretion in enforcing the timing of the State obligation of the additional funds required by the certification described in subsection (a) as late as July 31, 2007.

    (e) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to withhold substance abuse funding pursuant to section 1926 from a territory that receives less than $1,000,000.

    SEC. 215. In order for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out international health activities, including HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease, chronic and environmental disease, and other health activities abroad during fiscal year 2007:

      (1) The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) may exercise authority equivalent to that available to the Secretary of State in section 2(c) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2669(c)). The Secretary of HHS shall consult with the Secretary of State and relevant Chief of Mission to ensure that the authority provided in this section is exercised in a manner consistent with section 207 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3927) and other applicable statutes administered by the Department of State.

      (2) The Secretary of HHS is authorized to provide such funds by advance or reimbursement to the Secretary of State as may be necessary to pay the costs of acquisition, lease, alteration, renovation, and management of facilities outside of the United States for the use of HHS. The Department of State shall cooperate fully with the Secretary of HHS to ensure that HHS has secure, safe, functional facilities that comply with applicable regulation governing location, setback, and other facilities requirements and serve the purposes established by this Act. The Secretary of HHS is authorized, in consultation with the Secretary of State, through grant or cooperative agreement, to make available to public or nonprofit private institutions or agencies in participating foreign countries, funds to acquire, lease, alter, or renovate facilities in those countries as necessary to conduct programs of assistance for international health activities, including activities relating to HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, chronic and environmental diseases, and other health activities abroad.

    SEC. 216. (a) AUTHORITY- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of the National Institutes of Health may use funds available under section 402(i) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 282(i)) to enter into transactions (other than contracts, cooperative agreements, or grants) to carry out research in support of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research.

    (b) PEER REVIEW- In entering into transactions under subsection (a), the Director of the National Institutes of Health may utilize such peer review procedures (including consultation with appropriate scientific experts) as the Director determines to be appropriate to obtain assessments of scientific and technical merit. Such procedures shall apply to such transactions in lieu of the peer review and advisory council review procedures that would otherwise be required under sections 301(a)(3), 405(b)(1)(B), 405(b)(2), 406(a)(3)(A), 492, and 494 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 241, 284(b)(1)(B), 284(b)(2), 284a(a)(3)(A), 289a, and 289c).

    SEC. 217. Funds which are available for Individual Learning Accounts for employees of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) may be transferred to `Disease Control, Research, and Training,' to be available only for Individual Learning Accounts: Provided, That such funds may be used for any individual full-time equivalent employee while such employee is employed either by CDC or ATSDR.

    SEC. 218. (a) For fiscal year 2007 and subject to subsection (b), the Secretary of Health and Human Services may waive the requirements of regulations promulgated under the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.), for one or more vehicles used by a Head Start agency or an Early Head Start entity (or the designee of either) in transporting children enrolled in a Head Start program or an Early Head Start program if--

      (1) such requirements pertain to child restraint systems or vehicle monitors;

      (2) the agency or entity demonstrates that compliance with such requirements will result in a significant disruption to the Head Start program or the Early Head Start program; and

      (3) waiving such requirements is in the best interest of the children involved.

    (b) The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not issue any waiver under subsection (a) after September 30, 2007, or the date of the enactment of a statute that authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2007 to carry out the Head Start Act, whichever date is earlier.

    SEC. 219. In addition to any other amounts available for such travel, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, amounts available from this or any other appropriation for the purchase, hire, maintenance, or operation of aircraft by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to provide travel on such aircraft by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and employees of the Department of Health and Human Services accompanying the Secretary or the Director during such travel.

    SEC. 220. The Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication to the NIH National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central as soon as practicable but no later than 12 months after the official date of publication.

    SEC. 221. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to phase down or reduce below 6 percent the rate of health-care related tax or taxes for a health care class permitted under section 433.68(f)(3) of title 42, Code of Federal Regulations as a percentage of the revenues received by the taxpayer.

TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Education for the Disadvantaged

    For carrying out title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and section 418A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, $14,652,541,000, of which $7,099,907,000 shall become available on July 1, 2007, and shall remain available through September 30, 2008, and of which $7,383,301,000 shall become available on October 1, 2007, and shall remain available through September 30, 2008 for academic year 2007-2008: Provided, That $6,808,408,000 shall be for basic grants under section 1124 of ESEA: Provided further, That up to $3,472,000 of these funds shall be available to the Secretary of Education on October 1, 2006, to obtain annually updated educational-agency-level census poverty data from the Bureau of the Census: Provided further, That $1,365,031,000 shall be for concentration grants under section 1124A of ESEA: Provided further, That $2,269,843,000 shall be for targeted grants under section 1125 of ESEA: Provided further, That $2,269,843,000 shall be for education finance incentive grants under section 1125A of ESEA: Provided further, That $9,330,000 shall be to carry out sections 1501 and 1503: Provided further, That $3,000,000 shall be available for section 1608 of the ESEA, of which $1,537,000 shall be available for a continuation award for the comprehensive school reform clearinghouse previously funded under the heading `Innovation and Improvement' in title III of division F of Public Law 108-447.

Impact Aid

    For carrying out programs of financial assistance to federally affected schools authorized by title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, $1,228,453,000, of which $1,091,867,000 shall be for basic support payments under section 8003(b) of such Act, $49,466,000 shall be for payments for children with disabilities under section 8003(d) of such Act, $17,820,000 shall be for construction under section 8007(a) of such Act, $64,350,000 shall be for Federal property payments under section 8002 of such Act, and $4,950,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for facilities maintenance under section 8008 of such Act: Provided, That for purposes of computing the amount of a payment for an eligible local educational agency under section 8003(a) of such Act for school year 2006-2007, children enrolled in a school of such agency that would otherwise be eligible for payment under section 8003(a)(1)(B) of such Act, but due to the deployment of both parents or legal guardians, or a parent or legal guardian having sole custody of such children, or due to the death of a military parent or legal guardian while on active duty (so long as such children reside on Federal property as described in section 8003(a)(1)(B) of such Act), are no longer eligible under such section, shall be considered as eligible students under such section, provided such students remain in average daily attendance at a school in the same local educational agency they attended prior to their change in eligibility status.

School Improvement Programs

    For carrying out school improvement activities authorized by title II, part B of title IV, part A and subpart 9 of part D of title V, parts A and B of title VI, and parts B and C of title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA); the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; section 203 of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002; the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003; and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, $4,764,559,000, of which $3,296,518,000 shall become available on July 1, 2007, and remain available through September 30, 2008, and of which $1,285,000,000 shall become available on October 1, 2007, and shall remain available through September 30, 2008, for academic year 2007-2008: Provided, That $407,563,000 shall be for State assessments and related activities authorized under sections 6111 and 6112 of ESEA: Provided further, That $56,257,000 shall be available to carry out section 203 of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002: Provided further, That $21,780,000 shall be available to carry out part D of title V of ESEA: Provided further, That no funds appropriated under this heading may be used to carry out section 5494 under ESEA: Provided further, That $18,001,000 shall be available to carry out the Supplemental Education Grants program for the Federated States of Micronesia and for the Republic of the Marshall Islands: Provided further, That up to 5 percent of these amounts may be reserved by the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands to administer the Supplemental Education Grants programs and to obtain technical assistance, oversight, and consultancy services in the administration of these grants and to reimburse the United States Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education for such services.

Indian Education

    For expenses necessary to carry out, to the extent not otherwise provided, title VII, part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, $118,690,000.

Innovation and Improvement

    For carrying out activities authorized by part G of title I, subpart 5 of part A and part C of title II, and parts B, C, and D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), $911,413,000, of which $94,050,000 shall become available on July 1, 2007 and remain available until September 30, 2008: Provided, That $18,695,000 shall be available to carry out section 2151(c) of ESEA, of which not less than $10,695,000 shall be provided to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and not less than $8,000,000 shall be provided to the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence: Provided further, That from funds for subpart 4, part C of title II, up to 3 percent shall be available to the Secretary for technical assistance and dissemination of information: Provided further, That $36,611,000 shall be for subpart 2 of part B of title V: Provided further, That for a participant to receive a stipend or bonus under section 2304 of ESEA, the full-time employment required by section 2304(a)(1)(B) or section 2304(d)(1), respectively, need not be with a `high-need' school if it is with a school receiving funds under part A of title I of ESEA: Provided further, That $282,962,000 shall be available to carry out part D of title V of ESEA, of which $99,000,000 of the funds for subpart 1 shall be for competitive grants to local educational agencies, including charter schools that are local educational agencies, or States, or partnerships of (1) a local educational agency, a State, or both and (2) at least one non-profit organization to develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools: Provided further, That such performance-based compensation systems must consider gains in student academic achievement as well as classroom evaluations conducted multiple times during each school year among other factors and provide educators with incentives to take on additional responsibilities and leadership roles: Provided further, That 5 percent of such funds for competitive grants shall become available on October 1, 2006, for technical assistance, training, peer review of applications, program outreach, and evaluation activities and that 95 percent shall become available on July 1, 2007, and remain available through September 30, 2008, for competitive grants: Provided further, That $78,962,000 of the funds for subpart 1, part D of title V of ESEA shall be available for noncompetitive grants, with terms and conditions and in the amounts specified in the committee report of the House of Representatives accompanying this Act.

Safe Schools and Citizenship Education

    For carrying out activities authorized by subpart 3 of part C of title II, part A of title IV, and subparts 2, 3, and 10 of part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), $623,627,000, of which $310,000,000 shall become available on July 1, 2007 and remain available through September 30, 2008: Provided, That $310,000,000 shall be available for subpart 1 of part A of title IV of ESEA and $215,992,000 shall be available for subpart 2 of part A of title IV of ESEA, of which $5,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for the Project School Emergency Response to Violence program to provide education-related services to local educational agencies in which the learning environment has been disrupted due to a violent or traumatic crisis: Provided further, That $72,635,000 shall be available to carry out part D of title V of ESEA.

English Language Acquisition

    For carrying out part A of title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, $669,007,000, which shall become available on July 1, 2007, and shall remain available through September 30, 2008, except that 6.5 percent of such amount shall be available on October 1, 2006, and shall remain available through September 30, 2008, to carry out activities under section 3111(c)(1)(C) of such Act.

Special Education

    For carrying out the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.), $11,753,013,000, of which $5,526,058,000 shall become available on July 1, 2007, and shall remain available through September 30, 2008, and of which $6,024,200,000 shall become available on October 1, 2007, and shall remain available through September 30, 2008, for academic year 2007-2008: Provided, That $11,880,000 shall be for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Inc., to support the development, production, and circulation of recorded educational materials: Provided further, That the amount for section 611(b)(2) of such Act shall be equal to the lesser of the amount available for that activity during fiscal year 2006, increased by the amount of inflation as specified in section 619(d)(2)(B) of the Act or the percentage increase in the funds appropriated under section 611(i) of such Act.

Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research

    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 701 et seq.), the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.), and the Helen Keller National Center Act (29 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.), $3,244,247,000: Provided, That $1,735,000 of the funds for section 303 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 shall be available for noncompetitive grants, with terms and conditions and in the amounts specified in the committee report of the House of Representatives accompanying this Act.

Special Institutions for Persons With Disabilities

american printing house for the blind

    For carrying out the Act of March 3, 1879 (20 U.S.C. 101 et seq.), $18,000,000.

national technical institute for the deaf

    For the National Technical Institute for the Deaf under titles I and II of the Education of the Deaf Act of 1986 (20 U.S.C. 4301 et seq.), $57,000,000: Provided, That from the total amount available, the Institute may at its discretion use funds for the endowment program as authorized under section 207 of such Act.

gallaudet university

    For the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, the Model Secondary School for the Deaf, and the partial support of Gallaudet University under titles I and II of the Education of the Deaf Act of 1986 (20 U.S.C. 4301 et seq.), $110,500,000: Provided, That from the total amount available, the University may at its discretion use funds for the endowment program as authorized under section 207 of such Act.

Vocational and Adult Education

    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, subpart 4 of part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), $1,925,858,000, of which $1,132,358,000 shall become available on July 1, 2007, and shall remain available through September 30, 2008, and of which $791,000,000 shall become available on October 1, 2007, and shall remain available through September 30, 2008: Provided, That of the amount provided for Adult Education State Grants, $67,896,000 shall be made available for integrated English literacy and civics education services to immigrants and other limited English proficient populations: Provided further, That of the amount reserved for integrated English literacy and civics education, notwithstanding section 211 of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, 65 percent shall be allocated to States based on a State's absolute need as determined by calculating each State's share of a 10-year average of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services data for immigrants admitted for legal permanent residence for the 10 most recent years, and 35 percent allocated to States that experienced growth as measured by the average of the 3 most recent years for which United States Citizenship and Immigration Services data for immigrants admitted for legal permanent residence are available, except that no State shall be allocated an amount less than $60,000: Provided further, That of the amounts made available for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, $9,005,000 shall be for national leadership activities under section 243 of such Act and $6,572,000 shall be for the National Institute for Literacy under section 242 of such Act: Provided further, That $50,000,000 shall be available to support the activities authorized under subpart 4 of part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, of which up to 5 percent shall become available October 1, 2006, and shall remain available through September 30, 2008, for evaluation, technical assistance, school networks, peer review of applications, and program outreach activities, and of which not less than 95 percent shall become available on July 1, 2007, and remain available through September 30, 2008, for grants to local educational agencies: Provided further, That funds made available to local educational agencies under this subpart shall be used only for activities related to establishing smaller learning communities within large high schools or small high schools that provide alternatives for students enrolled in large high schools.

Student Financial Assistance

    For carrying out subparts 1, 3, and 4 of part A, part C, and part E of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, $14,890,745,000, which shall remain available through September 30, 2008.

    The maximum Pell Grant for which a student shall be eligible during award year 2007-2008 shall be $4,150.

Student Aid Administration

    For Federal administrative expenses to carry out part D of title I, and subparts 1, 3, and 4 of part A, and parts B, C, D, and E of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, $713,720,000, to remain available until expended.

Higher Education

    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, titles II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), section 1543 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992, the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, title VIII of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, and section 117 of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, $1,964,203,000: Provided, That $9,699,000, to remain available through September 30, 2008, shall be available to fund fellowships for academic year 2008-2009 under subpart 1 of part A of title VII of the HEA, under the terms and conditions of such subpart 1: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law or any regulation, the Secretary of Education shall not require the use of a restricted indirect cost rate for grants issued pursuant to section 117 of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998: Provided further, That $970,000 is for data collection and evaluation activities for programs under the HEA, including such activities needed to comply with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds made available in this Act to carry out title VI of the HEA and section 102(b)(6) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 may be used to support visits and study in foreign countries by individuals who are participating in advanced foreign language training and international studies in areas that are vital to United States national security and who plan to apply their language skills and knowledge of these countries in the fields of government, the professions, or international development: Provided further, That of the funds referred to in the preceding proviso, up to 1 percent may be used for program evaluation, national outreach, and information dissemination activities: Provided further, That $90,115,000 shall be available for part B of title VII of the HEA, of which $68,126,000 shall be available for the projects and in the amounts specified in the report of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives accompanying this Act: Provided further, That the funds provided for title II of the HEA shall be allocated notwithstanding section 210 of such Act.

Howard University

    For partial support of Howard University (20 U.S.C. 121 et seq.), $237,392,000, of which not less than $3,600,000 shall be for a matching endowment grant pursuant to the Howard University Endowment Act (Public Law 98-480) and shall remain available until expended.

College Housing and Academic Facilities Loans Program Account

    For Federal administrative expenses to carry out activities related to existing facility loans pursuant to section 121 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended $486,000.

Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program Account

    The aggregate principal amount of outstanding bonds insured pursuant to section 344 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 shall not exceed $357,000,000, and the cost, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, of such bonds shall not exceed zero.

    For administrative expenses to carry out the Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program entered into pursuant to part D of title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, $190,000.

Institute of Education Sciences

    For carrying out activities authorized by the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 the National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act, section 208 of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002, and section 664 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, $534,916,000, of which $279,292,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2008.

Departmental Management

program administration

    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the Department of Education Organization Act, including rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia and hire of three passenger motor vehicles, $423,916,000, of which $2,500,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for building alterations and related expenses for the move of Department staff to the Mary E. Switzer building in Washington, D.C.

office for civil rights

    For expenses necessary for the Office for Civil Rights, as authorized by section 203 of the Department of Education Organization Act, $92,866,000.

office of the inspector general

    For expenses necessary for the Office of the Inspector General, as authorized by section 212 of the Department of Education Organization Act, $51,000,000.

Administrative Provisions

    SEC. 301. No funds appropriated in this Act may be used for the transportation of students or teachers (or for the purchase of equipment for such transportation) in order to overcome racial imbalance in any school or school system, or for the transportation of students or teachers (or for the purchase of equipment for such transportation) in order to carry out a plan of racial desegregation of any school or school system.

    SEC. 302. None of the funds contained in this Act shall be used to require, directly or indirectly, the transportation of any student to a school other than the school which is nearest the student's home, except for a student requiring special education, to the school offering such special education, in order to comply with title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For the purpose of this section an indirect requirement of transportation of students includes the transportation of students to carry out a plan involving the reorganization of the grade structure of schools; the pairing of schools; or the clustering of schools; or any combination of grade restructuring, pairing, or clustering. The prohibition described in this section does not include the establishment of magnet schools.

    SEC. 303. No funds appropriated in this Act may be used to prevent the implementation of programs of voluntary prayer and meditation in the public schools.

(transfer of funds)

    SEC. 304. Not to exceed 1 percent of any discretionary funds (pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985) which are appropriated for the current fiscal year for the Department of Education in this Act may be transferred between an appropriation, but no such appropriation shall be increased by more than 3 percent by any such transfer: Provided, That an appropriation may be increased by up to an additional 2 percent subject to approval by the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate: Provided further, That the transfer authority granted by this section shall be available only to meet unanticipated needs and shall not be used to create any new program or to fund any project or activity for which no funds are provided in this Act: Provided further, That the Committees on Appropriations are notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer.

    SEC. 305. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act to the Department of Education may be expended in contravention of section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1623).

TITLE IV--RELATED AGENCIES

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

salaries and expenses

    For expenses necessary of the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled established by Public Law 92-28, $4,995,000.

Corporation for National and Community Service

domestic volunteer service programs, operating expenses

    For expenses necessary for the Corporation for National and Community Service to carry out the provisions of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, $313,050,000: Provided, That none of the funds made available to the Corporation for National and Community Service in this Act for activities authorized by section 122 of part C of title I and part E of title II of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 shall be used to provide stipends or other monetary incentives to volunteers or volunteer leaders whose incomes exceed 125 percent of the national poverty level.

national and community service programs, operating expenses

(including transfer of funds)

    For necessary expenses for the Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) in carrying out programs, activities, and initiatives under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.), $437,457,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008: Provided, That not more than $218,060,000 of the amount provided under this heading shall be available for grants under the National Service Trust Program authorized under subtitle C of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12571 et seq.) (relating to activities of the AmeriCorps program), including grants to organizations operating projects under the AmeriCorps Education Awards Program (without regard to the requirements of sections 121(d) and (e), 131(e), 132, and 140(a), (d), and (e) of the Act): Provided further, That not less than $124,720,000 of the amount provided under this heading, to remain available without fiscal year limitation, shall be transferred to the National Service Trust for educational awards authorized under subtitle D of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12601): Provided further, That in addition to amounts otherwise provided to the National Service Trust under the second proviso, the Corporation may transfer funds from the amount provided under the first proviso, to the National Service Trust authorized under subtitle D of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12601) upon determination that such transfer is necessary to support the activities of national service participants and after notice is transmitted to Congress: Provided further, That of the amount provided under this heading for grants under the National Service Trust program authorized under subtitle C of title I of the Act, not more than $55,000,000 may be used to administer, reimburse, or support any national service program authorized under section 121(d)(2) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 12581(d)(2)): Provided further, That not more than $3,966,000 shall be available for quality and innovation activities authorized under subtitle H of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12853 et seq.): Provided further, That notwithstanding subtitle H of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12853), none of the funds provided under the previous proviso shall be used to support salaries and related expenses (including travel) attributable to Corporation employees: Provided further, That to the maximum extent feasible, funds appropriated under subtitle C of title I of the Act shall be provided in a manner that is consistent with the recommendations of peer review panels in order to ensure that priority is given to programs that demonstrate quality, innovation, replicability, and sustainability: Provided further, That $26,730,000 of the funds made available under this heading shall be available for the National Civilian Community Corps authorized under subtitle E of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12611 et seq.): Provided further, That $34,155,000 shall be available for school-based and community-based service-learning programs authorized under subtitle B of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12521 et seq.): Provided further, That $2,460,000 shall be available for audits and other evaluations authorized under section 179 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12639): Provided further, That $9,900,000 of the funds made available under this heading shall be made available for the Points of Light Foundation for activities authorized under title III of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12661 et seq.), of which not more than $2,500,000 may be used to support an endowment fund, the corpus of which shall remain intact and the interest income from which shall be used to support activities described in title III of the Act, provided that the Foundation may invest the corpus and income in federally insured bank savings accounts or comparable interest bearing accounts, certificates of deposit, money market funds, mutual funds, obligations of the United States, and other market instruments and securities but not in real estate investments: Provided further, That no funds shall be available for national service programs run by Federal agencies authorized under section 121(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 12571(b)): Provided further, That $4,950,000 of the funds made available under this heading shall be made available to America's Promise--The Alliance for Youth, Inc.: Provided further, That to the maximum extent practicable, the Corporation shall increase significantly the level of matching funds and in-kind contributions provided by the private sector, and shall reduce the total Federal costs per participant in all programs: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 501(a)(4) of the Act, of the funds provided under this heading, not more than $12,516,000 shall be made available to provide assistance to State commissions on national and community service under section 126(a) of the Act: Provided further, That the Corporation may use up to 1 percent of program grant funds made available under this heading to defray its costs of conducting grant application reviews, including the use of outside peer reviewers.

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of administration as provided under section 501(a)(4) of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.) and under section 504(a) of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, including payment of salaries, authorized travel, hire of passenger motor vehicles, the rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia, the employment of experts and consultants authorized under section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, and not to exceed $2,500 for official reception and representation expenses, $67,483,000.

office of inspector general

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the Inspector General Act of 1978, $4,950,000, to remain available until September 30, 2007.

administrative provisions

    SEC. 401. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the term `qualified student loan' with respect to national service education awards shall mean any loan determined by an institution of higher education to be necessary to cover a student's cost of attendance at such institution and made, insured, or guaranteed directly to a student by a State agency, in addition to other meanings under section 148(b)(7) of the National and Community Service Act.

    SEC. 402. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds made available under section 129(d)(5)(B) of the National and Community Service Act to assist entities in placing applicants who are individuals with disabilities may be provided to any entity that receives a grant under section 121 of the Act.

    SEC. 403. The Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service shall conduct random audits of the grantees that administer activities under the AmeriCorps programs and shall levy sanctions in accordance with standard Inspector General audit resolution procedures which include, but are not limited to, debarment of any grantee (or successor in interest or any entity with substantially the same person or persons in control) that has been determined to have committed any substantial violations of the requirements of the AmeriCorps programs, including any grantee that has been determined to have violated the prohibition of using Federal funds to lobby the Congress: Provided, That the Inspector General shall obtain reimbursements in the amount of any misused funds from any grantee that has been determined to have committed any substantial violations of the requirements of the AmeriCorps programs.

    SEC. 404. For fiscal year 2007, the Corporation for National and Community Service shall make any significant changes to program requirements or policy only through public notice and comment rulemaking. For fiscal year 2007, during any grant selection process, no officer or employee of the Corporation shall knowingly disclose any covered grant selection information regarding such selection, directly or indirectly, to any person other than an officer or employee of the Corporation that is authorized by the Corporation to receive such information.

    SEC. 405. None of the funds made available to the Corporation for National and Community Service may be used to pay a Segal or other educational award in excess of the maximum Pell Grant award as defined in title III of this Act.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    Of the amounts made available to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for fiscal year 2007 by Public Law 108-447, not to exceed $38,000,000 is available for grants associated with the transition of public broadcasters to digital broadcasting, to be awarded as determined by the Corporation in consultation with public broadcasting licensees or permittees, or their designated representatives; and not to exceed $36,000,000 is available pursuant to section 396(k)(10) of the Communications Act of 1934 for replacement and upgrade of the public television interconnection system: Provided, That section 396(k)(3) of the Act shall apply only to amounts remaining after the allocations made herein.

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

salaries and expenses

    For expenses necessary for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to carry out the functions vested in it by the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 (29 U.S.C. 171-180, 182-183), including hire of passenger motor vehicles; for expenses necessary for the Labor-Management Cooperation Act of 1978 (29 U.S.C. 175a); and for expenses necessary for the Service to carry out the functions vested in it by the Civil Service Reform Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 71), $42,842,000: Provided, That notwithstanding section 3302 of title 31, United States Code, fees charged, up to full-cost recovery, for special training activities and other conflict resolution services and technical assistance, including those provided to foreign governments and international organizations, and for arbitration services shall be credited to and merged with this account, and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That fees for arbitration services shall be available only for education, training, and professional development of the agency workforce: Provided further, That the Director of the Service is authorized to accept and use on behalf of the United States gifts of services and real, personal, or other property in the aid of any projects or functions within the Director's jurisdiction.

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

salaries and expenses

    For expenses necessary for the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (30 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), $7,731,000.

Institute of Museum and Library Services

office of museum and library services: grants and administration

    For carrying out the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 961 et seq.), and the National Museum of African American History and Culture Act (20 U.S.C. 80r et seq.), $280,415,000, of which $18,175,000 shall be available for noncompetitive grants under the terms and conditions and in the amounts specified in the committee report of the House of Representatives accompanying this Act, to remain available until expended.

medicare payment advisory commission

salaries and expenses

    For expenses necessary to carry out section 1805 of the Social Security Act, $10,457,000, to be transferred to this appropriation from the Federal Hospital Insurance and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds.

National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses for the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, established by the Act of July 20, 1970 (Public Law 91-345, as amended), $983,000.

National Council on Disability

salaries and expenses

    For expenses necessary for the National Council on Disability as authorized by title IV of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, $3,180,000.

National Labor Relations Board

salaries and expenses

    For expenses necessary for the National Labor Relations Board to carry out the functions vested in it by the Labor-Management Relations Act, 1947 (29 U.S.C. 141-167), and other laws, $249,789,000: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be available to organize or assist in organizing agricultural laborers or used in connection with investigations, hearings, directives, or orders concerning bargaining units composed of agricultural laborers as referred to in section 2(3) of the Act of July 5, 1935 (29 U.S.C. 152), and as amended by the Labor-Management Relations Act, 1947 and as defined in section 3(f) of the Act of June 25, 1938 (29 U.S.C. 203), and including in such definition employees engaged in the maintenance and operation of ditches, canals, reservoirs, and waterways when maintained or operated on a mutual, nonprofit basis and at least 95 percent of the water stored or supplied thereby is used for farming purposes.

National Mediation Board

salaries and expenses

    For expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. 151-188), including emergency boards appointed by the President, $11,749,000.

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

salaries and expenses

    For expenses necessary for the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (29 U.S.C. 661), $10,510,000.

Railroad Retirement Board

dual benefits payments account

    For payment to the Dual Benefits Payments Account, authorized under section 15(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974, $88,000,000, which shall include amounts becoming available in fiscal year 2007 pursuant to section 224(c)(1)(B) of Public Law 98-76; and in addition, an amount, not to exceed 2 percent of the amount provided herein, shall be available proportional to the amount by which the product of recipients and the average benefit received exceeds $88,000,000: Provided, That the total amount provided herein shall be credited in 12 approximately equal amounts on the first day of each month in the fiscal year.

federal payments to the railroad retirement accounts

    For payment to the accounts established in the Treasury for the payment of benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act for interest earned on unnegotiated checks, $150,000, to remain available through September 30, 2008, which shall be the maximum amount available for payment pursuant to section 417 of Public Law 98-76.

limitation on administration

    For necessary expenses for the Railroad Retirement Board for administration of the Railroad Retirement Act and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, $103,518,000, to be derived in such amounts as determined by the Board from the railroad retirement accounts and from moneys credited to the railroad unemployment insurance administration fund.

limitation on the office of inspector general

    For expenses necessary for the Office of Inspector General for audit, investigatory and review activities, as authorized by the Inspector General Act of 1978, not more than $7,606,000, to be derived from the railroad retirement accounts and railroad unemployment insurance account: Provided, That none of the funds made available in any other paragraph of this Act may be transferred to the Office; used to carry out any such transfer; used to provide any office space, equipment, office supplies, communications facilities or services, maintenance services, or administrative services for the Office; used to pay any salary, benefit, or award for any personnel of the Office; used to pay any other operating expense of the Office; or used to reimburse the Office for any service provided, or expense incurred, by the Office.

Social Security Administration

payments to social security trust funds

    For payment to the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and the Federal Disability Insurance trust funds, as provided under sections 201(m), 217(g), 228(g), and 1131(b)(2) of the Social Security Act, $27,756,000.

supplemental security income program

    For carrying out titles XI and XVI of the Social Security Act, section 401 of Public Law 92-603, section 212 of Public Law 93-66, as amended, and section 405 of Public Law 95-216, including payment to the Social Security trust funds for administrative expenses incurred pursuant to section 201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act, $29,065,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That any portion of the funds provided to a State in the current fiscal year and not obligated by the State during that year shall be returned to the Treasury.

    For making, after June 15 of the current fiscal year, benefit payments to individuals under title XVI of the Social Security Act, for unanticipated costs incurred for the current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary.

    For making benefit payments under title XVI of the Social Security Act for the first quarter of fiscal year 2008, $16,810,000,000, to remain available until expended.

limitation on administrative expenses

    For necessary expenses, including the hire of two passenger motor vehicles, and not to exceed $15,000 for official reception and representation expenses, not more than $9,175,000,000 may be expended, as authorized by section 201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act, from any one or all of the trust funds referred to therein: Provided, That not less than $2,000,000 shall be for the Social Security Advisory Board: Provided further, That unobligated balances of funds provided under this paragraph at the end of fiscal year 2007 not needed for fiscal year 2007 shall remain available until expended to invest in the Social Security Administration information technology and telecommunications hardware and software infrastructure, including related equipment and non-payroll administrative expenses associated solely with this information technology and telecommunications infrastructure: Provided further, That reimbursement to the trust funds under this heading for expenditures for official time for employees of the Social Security Administration pursuant to section 7131 of title 5, United States Code, and for facilities or support services for labor organizations pursuant to policies, regulations, or procedures referred to in section 7135(b) of such title shall be made by the Secretary of the Treasury, with interest, from amounts in the general fund not otherwise appropriated, as soon as possible after such expenditures are made.

    In addition, $117,000,000 to be derived from administration fees in excess of $5.00 per supplementary payment collected pursuant to section 1616(d) of the Social Security Act or section 212(b)(3) of Public Law 93-66, which shall remain available until expended. To the extent that the amounts collected pursuant to such sections in fiscal year 2007 exceed $117,000,000, the amounts shall be available in fiscal year 2008 only to the extent provided in advance in appropriations Acts.

    In addition, up to $1,000,000 to be derived from fees collected pursuant to section 303(c) of the Social Security Protection Act (Public Law 108-203), which shall remain available until expended.

office of inspector general

(including transfer of funds)

    For expenses necessary for the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, $26,435,000, together with not to exceed $67,976,000, to be transferred and expended as authorized by section 201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act from the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund.

    In addition, an amount not to exceed 3 percent of the total provided in this appropriation may be transferred from the `Limitation on Administrative Expenses', Social Security Administration, to be merged with this account, to be available for the time and purposes for which this account is available: Provided, That notice of such transfers shall be transmitted promptly to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

(TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    SEC. 501. The Secretaries of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education are authorized to transfer unexpended balances of prior appropriations to accounts corresponding to current appropriations provided in this Act: Provided, That such transferred balances are used for the same purpose, and for the same periods of time, for which they were originally appropriated.

    SEC. 502. 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. 503. (a) No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used, other than for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, for publicity or propaganda purposes, for the preparation, distribution, or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, radio, television, or video presentation designed to support or defeat legislation pending before the Congress or any State legislature, except in presentation to the Congress or any State legislature itself.

    (b) No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used to pay the salary or expenses of any grant or contract recipient, or agent acting for such recipient, related to any activity designed to influence legislation or appropriations pending before the Congress or any State legislature.

    SEC. 504. The Secretaries of Labor and Education are authorized to make available not to exceed $28,000 and $20,000, respectively, from funds available for salaries and expenses under titles I and III, respectively, for official reception and representation expenses; the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service is authorized to make available for official reception and representation expenses not to exceed $5,000 from the funds available for `Salaries and expenses, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service'; and the Chairman of the National Mediation Board is authorized to make available for official reception and representation expenses not to exceed $5,000 from funds available for `Salaries and expenses, National Mediation Board'.

    SEC. 505. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, no funds appropriated in this Act shall be used to carry out any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.

    SEC. 506. When issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations and other documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal money, all grantees receiving Federal funds included in this Act, including but not limited to State and local governments and recipients of Federal research grants, shall clearly state--

      (1) the percentage of the total costs of the program or project which will be financed with Federal money;

      (2) the dollar amount of Federal funds for the project or program; and

      (3) percentage and dollar amount of the total costs of the project or program that will be financed by non-governmental sources.

    SEC. 507. (a) None of the funds appropriated in this Act, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are appropriated in this Act, shall be expended for any abortion.

    (b) None of the funds appropriated in this Act, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are appropriated in this Act, shall be expended for health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion.

    (c) The term `health benefits coverage' means the package of services covered by a managed care provider or organization pursuant to a contract or other arrangement.

    SEC. 508. (a) The limitations established in the preceding section shall not apply to an abortion--

      (1) if the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or

      (2) in the case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed.

    (b) Nothing in the preceding section shall be construed as prohibiting the expenditure by a State, locality, entity, or private person of State, local, or private funds (other than a State's or locality's contribution of Medicaid matching funds).

    (c) Nothing in the preceding section shall be construed as restricting the ability of any managed care provider from offering abortion coverage or the ability of a State or locality to contract separately with such a provider for such coverage with State funds (other than a State's or locality's contribution of Medicaid matching funds).

    (d)(1) None of the funds made available in this Act may be made available to a Federal agency or program, or to a State or local government, if such agency, program, or government subjects any institutional or individual health care entity to discrimination on the basis that the health care entity does not provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.

    (2) In this subsection, the term `health care entity' includes an individual physician or other health care professional, a hospital, a provider-sponsored organization, a health maintenance organization, a health insurance plan, or any other kind of health care facility, organization, or plan.

    SEC. 509. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act may be used for--

      (1) the creation of a human embryo or embryos for research purposes; or

      (2) research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death greater than that allowed for research on fetuses in utero under 45 CFR 46.204(b) and section 498(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 289g(b)).

    (b) For purposes of this section, the term `human embryo or embryos' includes any organism, not protected as a human subject under 45 CFR 46 as of the date of the enactment of this Act, that is derived by fertilization, parthenogenesis, cloning, or any other means from one or more human gametes or human diploid cells.

    SEC. 510. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act may be used for any activity that promotes the legalization of any drug or other substance included in schedule I of the schedules of controlled substances established under section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) except for normal and recognized executive-congressional communications.

    (b) The limitation in subsection (a) shall not apply when there is significant medical evidence of a therapeutic advantage to the use of such drug or other substance or that federally sponsored clinical trials are being conducted to determine therapeutic advantage.

    SEC. 511. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to promulgate or adopt any final standard under section 1173(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d-2(b)) providing for, or providing for the assignment of, a unique health identifier for an individual (except in an individual's capacity as an employer or a health care provider), until legislation is enacted specifically approving the standard.

    SEC. 512. None of the funds made available in this Act may be obligated or expended to enter into or renew a contract with an entity if--

      (1) such entity is otherwise a contractor with the United States and is subject to the requirement in section 4212(d) of title 38, United States Code, regarding submission of an annual report to the Secretary of Labor concerning employment of certain veterans; and

      (2) such entity has not submitted a report as required by that section for the most recent year for which such requirement was applicable to such entity.

    SEC. 513. None of the funds made available in this Act may be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government, except pursuant to a transfer made by, or transfer authority provided in, this Act or any other appropriation Act.

    SEC. 514. None of the funds made available by this Act to carry out the Library Services and Technology Act may be made available to any library covered by paragraph (1) of section 224(f) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 9134(f)), as amended by the Children's Internet Protections Act, unless such library has made the certifications required by paragraph (4) of such section.

    SEC. 515. None of the funds made available by this Act to carry out part D of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 may be made available to any elementary or secondary school covered by paragraph (1) of section 2441(a) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 6777(a)), as amended by the Children's Internet Protections Act and the No Child Left Behind Act, unless the local educational agency with responsibility for such covered school has made the certifications required by paragraph (2) of such section.

    SEC. 516. None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be used to enter into an arrangement under section 7(b)(4) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. 231f(b)(4)) with a nongovernmental financial institution to serve as disbursing agent for benefits payable under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974.

    SEC. 517. (a) None of the funds provided under this Act, or provided under previous appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2007, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds that--

      (1) creates new programs;

      (2) eliminates a program, project, or activity;

      (3) increases funds or personnel by any means for any project or activity for which funds have been denied or restricted;

      (4) relocates an office or employees;

      (5) reorganizes or renames offices;

      (6) reorganizes programs or activities; or

      (7) contracts out or privatizes any functions or activities presently performed by Federal employees;

    unless the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate are notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming or of an announcement of intent relating to such reprogramming, whichever occurs earlier.

    (b) None of the funds provided under this Act, or provided under previous appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2007, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds in excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, that--

      (1) augments existing programs, projects (including construction projects), or activities;

      (2) reduces by 10 percent funding for any existing program, project, or activity, or numbers of personnel by 10 percent as approved by Congress; or

      (3) results from any general savings from a reduction in personnel which would result in a change in existing programs, activities, or projects as approved by Congress;

    unless the Committees on Appropriations are notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming or of an announcement of intent relating to such reprogramming, whichever occurs earlier.

    SEC. 518. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to request that a candidate for appointment to a Federal scientific advisory committee disclose the political affiliation or voting history of the candidate or the position that the candidate holds with respect to political issues not directly related to and necessary for the work of the committee involved.

    (b) None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to disseminate scientific information that is deliberately false or misleading.

    SEC. 519. Each Department and related agency funded through this Act shall submit an operating plan within 45 days of enactment which details any reprogramming of funds between object classes or between accounts (to the extent permitted in statute), which will result in a funding allocation that is different than that specified in the Act, the accompanying detailed table, or the 2007 Budget Request.

    SEC. 520. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Act, no funds provided in this Act shall be reprogrammed or transferred from the accounts, object classes or the original purposes for which funds were provided to the government-wide `E-Gov Initiative', without an approval reprogramming request from the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Any request to reprogram funds shall include a detailed explanation of which funded activities will be delayed or terminated and demonstrate the direct benefits to the office or program that will result from the reprogramming to the `E-Gov Initiative'. The reprogramming request shall also include a certification by the lead career staff person for the office or program that the direct benefits to that office or program resulting from the transfer of funds to the E-Gov Initiative exceed the direct benefits that would occur from the use of funds for the purposes originally provided.

    SEC. 521. No funds in this Act shall be used to develop or participate in the development of a Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) analysis or study unless the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate have approved the use of funds, the PART study to be conducted, the data bases which will be used for determining the score, and the methodology to be employed for the rating of the program, including the relative weights to be applied to the four factors used in establishing numerical and summary ratings.

    SEC. 522. All departments and related agencies shall, in developing their fiscal year 2008 budget requests, provide congressional justifications in the traditional format in accordance with the guidance provided in the report of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives accompanying this Act. No funds in this Act may be used to develop alternative congressional justifications.

may be used to develop alternative congressional justifications.

    SEC. 523. None of the funds made available by this Act shall be used in contravention of the Federal buildings performance and reporting requirements of Executive Order 13123, part 3 of title V of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8251 et seq.), or subtitle A of title I of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (including the amendments made thereby).

    SEC. 524. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used by the Commissioner of Social Security or the Social Security Administration to develop guidelines, policies, or procedures, or to pay the compensation of employees of the Social Security Administration, to administer Social Security benefit payments, under any agreement between the United States and any other country establishing totalization arrangements between the social security system established by title II of the Social Security Act and the social security system of any other country, which would be inconsistent with existing statutory law.

    SEC. 525. (a) MINIMUM WAGE- Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is amended--

      (1) by striking `and not less than $5.15 an hour' and inserting `not less than $5.15 an hour'; and

      (2) by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: `, not less than $5.85 an hour beginning on January 1, 2007, not less than $6.55 an hour beginning on January 1, 2008, and not less than $7.25 an hour beginning on January 1, 2009'.

    (a) APPLICABILITY OF MINIMUM WAGE TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS- (1) Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206) shall apply to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    (2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the minimum wage applicable to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1))--

        (A) shall be $3.55 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after the date of enactment of this Act; and

        (B) shall be increased by $0.50 an hour (or such lesser amount as may be necessary to equal the minimum wage under section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938), beginning 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act and every 6 months thereafter until the minimum wage applicable to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under this subsection is equal to the minimum wage set forth in such section.

    This Act may be cited as the `Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007'.

Union Calendar No. 289

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5647

[Report No. 109-515]

A BILL

Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.


June 20, 2006

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed