H.R. 235 (112th): Cut Unsustainable and Top-Heavy Spending Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jan 07, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 235

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 7, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration, Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Science, Space, and Technology, Armed Services, Agriculture, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To reduce unsustainable spending.

1.

Short title; table of contents

(a)

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Cut Unsustainable and Top-Heavy Spending Act of 2011 or the CUTS Act.

(b)

Table of contents

The table of contents of this title is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

Sec. 2. 15-Percent reduction in appropriations to the Executive Office of the President and Congress.

Sec. 3. No cost of living adjustment in pay of Members of Congress.

Sec. 4. Freeze on cost of Federal employees (including civilian employees of the Department of Defense) salaries.

Sec. 5. Reduction in the number of Federal employees.

Sec. 6. Limitation on Government printing costs.

Sec. 7. Limitation of Government travel costs.

Sec. 8. Reduction in Federal vehicle costs.

Sec. 9. Sale of excess Federal property.

Sec. 10. Prohibition on use of Federal funds to pay unemployment compensation to millionaires.

Sec. 11. Mandatory elimination of duplicative government programs.

Sec. 12. Collection of unpaid taxes from employees of the Federal Government.

Sec. 13. Ten percent reduction in voluntary contributions to the United Nations.

Sec. 14. Low-priority construction projects of Corps of Engineers.

Sec. 15. Ten percent reduction in international development and humanitarian assistance funding.

Sec. 16. Elimination of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program.

Sec. 17. Rescission of amounts for Economic Development Administration.

Sec. 18. Department of Justice wasteful activities.

Sec. 19. Rescission of amounts for Hollings Manufacturing Partnership Program and Baldridge Performance Excellence Program.

Sec. 20. Fossil fuel applied research.

Sec. 21. Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Sec. 22. Fifteen percent reduction in fiscal year 2011 funding for the Department of Defense for procurement.

Sec. 23. Ten percent reduction in fiscal year 2011 funding for the Department of Defense for research, development, test, and evaluation.

Sec. 24. Reduction in Department of Defense spending in support of military installations.

Sec. 25. Rescission of Diplomatic and Consular Programs funding.

Sec. 26. Elimination of program to pay institutions of higher education for administrative expenses relating to student aid program.

Sec. 27. Elimination of grants to large and medium hub airports under airport improvement program.

Sec. 28. Consolidate all Federal Fire Management Programs and reducing funding by 10 percent.

Sec. 29. High-energy cost grant program.

Sec. 30. Resource conservation and development programs.

Sec. 31. Repeal of LEAP.

Sec. 32. Elimination of the B.J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships program.

Sec. 33. Repeal of Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program.

Sec. 34. Elimination of the Historic Whaling and Trading Partners program.

Sec. 35. Elimination of the Underground Railroad educational and cultural program.

Sec. 36. Brownfields economic development initiative.

Sec. 37. Election reform grants.

Sec. 38. Election Assistance Commission.

Sec. 39. Emergency operations center grant program.

Sec. 40. Elimination of health care facilities and construction program.

Sec. 41. High priority surface transportation projects.

Sec. 42. Save America’s Treasures Program; Preserve America Program.

Sec. 43. Targeted water infrastructure grants.

Sec. 44. National Park Service Challenge Cost Share Program.

Sec. 45. Delta health initiative.

Sec. 46. Department of Agriculture health care services grant program.

Sec. 47. Elimination of loan repayment for civil legal assistance attorneys.

Sec. 48. Targeted air shed grant program.

2.

15-Percent reduction in appropriations to the Executive Office of the President and Congress

(a)

Rescissions

(1)

In general

There is rescinded an amount equal to 15 percent of the budget authority provided for any discretionary account in appropriations to the Legislative Branch for fiscal year 2011.

(2)

Proportionate application

Any rescission made by paragraph (1) shall be applied proportionately—

(A)

to each discretionary account and each item of budget authority described in such paragraph; and

(B)

within each such account and item, to each program, project, and activity (with programs, projects, and activities as delineated in the appropriation Act or accompanying reports for the relevant fiscal year covering such account or item, or for accounts and items not included in appropriation Acts, as delineated in the most recently submitted President’s budget).

(3)

Exception

This subsection shall not apply to appropriations under the heading CAPITOL POLICE.

(4)

Administration of across-the-board reductions

In the administration of paragraph (1), with respect to the budget authority provided under the heading Senate in—

(A)

the percentage rescissions under paragraph (1) shall apply to the total amount of all funds appropriated under that heading; and

(B)

the rescissions may be applied without regard to paragraph (2).

(b)

Appropriations to the Executive Office of the President

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the total amount of funds appropriated to the appropriations account under the heading EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT for each of fiscal years 2012 and 2013 may not exceed the total amount of funds appropriated to that account for fiscal year 2011 after application of the rescission under subsection (a).

(c)

Appropriations to Congress

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the total amount of funds appropriated under the headings SENATE and HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES for each of fiscal years 2012 and 2013 may not exceed the total amount of funds appropriated under those headings for fiscal year 2011 after application of the rescission under subsection (a).

3.

No cost of living adjustment in pay of Members of Congress

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no adjustment shall be made under section 601(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31) (relating to cost of living adjustments for Members of Congress) during fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014.

4.

Freeze on cost of Federal employees (including civilian employees of the Department of Defense) salaries

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the total amount of funds expended on salaries for civilian employees of the Federal Government, including civilian employees of the Department of Defense, for fiscal year 2011, fiscal year 2012, and fiscal year 2013 shall not exceed the total costs for such salaries in fiscal year 2010: Provided, That the amounts spent on salaries of members of the armed forces are exempt from the provisions of this subsection: Provided further, That nothing in this subsection prohibits an employee from receiving an increase in salary or other compensation so long as such an increase does not increase an agency’s net expenditures for employee salaries.

5.

Reduction in the number of Federal employees

(a)

Definition

In this section, the term agency means an executive agency as defined under section 105 of title 5, United States Code.

(b)

Determination of number of employees

Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall determine the number of full-time employees employed in each agency. The head of each agency shall cooperate with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in making the determinations.

(c)

Reductions

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the head of each agency shall take such actions as necessary, including a reduction in force under sections 3502 and 3595 of title 5, United States Code, to reduce the number of full-time employees employed in that agency as determined under subsection (b) by 10 percent not later than October 1, 2020.

(d)

Replacement hire rate

In implementing subsection (c), the head of each agency may hire no more than 2 employees in that agency for every 3 employees who leave employment in that agency during any fiscal year.

6.

Limitation on Government printing costs

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall coordinate with the heads of Federal departments and independent agencies to—

(a)

determine which Government publications could be available on Government websites and no longer printed and to devise a strategy to reduce overall Government printing costs over the 10-year period beginning with fiscal year 2011, except that the Director shall ensure that essential printed documents prepared for social security recipients, medicare beneficiaries, and other populations in areas with limited internet access or use continue to remain available;

(b)

establish government-wide Federal guidelines on employee printing;

(c)

issue on the Office of Management and Budget’s public website the results of a cost-benefit analysis on implementing a digital signature system and on establishing employee printing identification systems, such as the use of individual employee cards or codes, to monitor the amount of printing done by Federal employees; except that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall ensure that Federal employee printing costs unrelated to national defense, homeland security, border security, national disasters, and other emergencies do not exceed $860,000,000 annually; and

(d)

issue guidelines requiring every department, agency, commission or office to list at a prominent place near the beginning of each publication distributed to the public and issued or paid for by the Federal Government—

(1)

the name of the issuing agency, department, commission or office;

(2)

the total number of copies of the document printed;

(3)

the collective cost of producing and printing all of the copies of the document; and

(4)

the name of the firm publishing the document.

7.

Limitation of Government travel costs

(a)

In general

Within 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the heads of the Federal departments and agencies, shall establish a definition of nonessential travel and criteria to determine if travel-related expenses and requests by Federal employees meet the definition of nonessential travel. No travel expenses paid for, in whole or in part, with Federal funds shall be paid by the Federal Government unless a request is made prior to the travel and the requested travel meets the criteria established by this section. Any travel request that does not meet the definition and criteria shall be disallowed, including reimbursement for air flights, automobile rentals, train tickets, lodging, per diem, and other travel-related costs. The definition established by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget may include exemptions in the definition, including travel related to national defense, homeland security, border security, national disasters, and other emergencies. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall ensure that all travel costs paid for in part or whole by the Federal Government not related to national defense, homeland security, border security, national disasters, and other emergencies do not exceed $5,000,000,000 annually.

(b)

Rescissions

(1)

Definitions

In this subsection—

(A)

the term agency

(i)

means an executive agency as defined under section 105 of title 5, United States Code; and

(ii)

does not include the Department of Defense; and

(B)

the term travel expense amount means, with respect to each agency, an amount equal to 20 percent of all funds expended by that agency on travel expenses during fiscal year 2010.

(2)

In general

There is rescinded a travel expense amount from appropriations made for fiscal year 2011 in each agency appropriations account providing for travel expenses.

(3)

Freeze

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the total amount of funds appropriated to the appropriations account providing for travel expenses for each agency for each of fiscal years 2012 and 2013 may not exceed the total amount of funds appropriated to that account for fiscal year 2011 after application of the rescission under paragraph (2).

8.

Reduction in Federal vehicle costs

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(a)

of the amounts made available to the General Services Administration for the acquisition of new vehicles for the Federal fleet for fiscal year 2011 and remaining unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act, an amount equal to 20 percent of all such amounts is rescinded;

(b)

for fiscal year 2012 and each fiscal year thereafter—

(1)

the amount made available to the General Services Administration for the acquisition of new vehicles for the Federal fleet shall not exceed an amount equal to 80 percent of the amount made available for the acquisition of those vehicles for fiscal year 2011 (before application of subsection (a)); and

(2)

the number of new vehicles acquired by the General Services Administration for the Federal fleet shall not exceed a number equal to 50 percent of the vehicles so acquired for fiscal year 2011; and

(c)

any amounts made available under Public Law 111–5 for the acquisition of new vehicles for the Federal fleet shall be disregarded by for purposes of determining the baseline.

9.

Sale of excess Federal property

(a)

In general

Chapter 5 of subtitle I of title 40, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

VII

Expedited disposal of real property

621.

Definitions

In this subchapter:

(1)

Director

The term Director means the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

(2)

Landholding agency

The term landholding agency means a landholding agency (as defined in section 501(i) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11411(i))).

(3)

Real property

(A)

In general

The term real property means—

(i)

a parcel of real property under the administrative jurisdiction of the Federal Government that is—

(I)

excess;

(II)

surplus;

(III)

underperforming; or

(IV)

otherwise not meeting the needs of the Federal Government, as determined by the Director; and

(ii)

a building or other structure located on real property described in clause (i).

(B)

Exclusion

The term real property excludes any parcel of real property, and any building or other structure located on real property, that is to be closed or realigned under the Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Act (10 U.S.C. 2687 note; Public Law 100–526).

622.

Disposal program

(a)

In general

Except as provided in subsection (e), the Director shall, by sale or auction, dispose of a quantity of real property with an aggregate value of not less than $15,000,000,000 that, as determined by the Director, is not being used, and will not be used, to meet the needs of the Federal Government for the period of fiscal years 2010 through 2015.

(b)

Recommendations

The head of each landholding agency shall recommend to the Director real property for disposal under subsection (a).

(c)

Selection of properties

After receiving recommendations of candidate real property under subsection (b), the Director—

(1)

with the concurrence of the head of each landholding agency, may select the real property for disposal under subsection (a); and

(2)

shall notify the recommending landholding agency head of the selection of the real property.

(d)

Website

The Director shall ensure that all real properties selected for disposal under this section are listed on a website that shall—

(1)

be updated routinely; and

(2)

include the functionality to allow any member of the public, at the option of the member, to receive updates of the list through electronic mail.

(e)

Transfer of property

The Director may transfer real property selected for disposal under this section to the Department of Housing and Urban Development if the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development determines that the real property is suitable for use in assisting the homeless.

.

(b)

Technical and Conforming Amendment

The table of sections for chapter 5 of subtitle I of title 40, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 611 the following:

SUBCHAPTER VII—Expedited disposal of real property

Sec. 621. Definitions.

Sec. 622. Disposal program.

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10.

Prohibition on use of Federal funds to pay unemployment compensation to millionaires

(a)

Prohibition

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be used to make payments of unemployment compensation (including such compensation under the Federal-State Extended Compensation Act of 1970 and the emergency unemployment compensation program under title IV of the of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008) in a year to an individual whose resources in the preceding year was equal to or greater than $1,000,000. For purposes of the preceding sentence, with respect to a year, an individual’s resources shall be determined in the same manner as a subsidy eligible individual’s resources are determined for the year for purposes of the Medicare part D drug benefit under section 1860D–14(a)(3)(E) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–114(a)(3)(E)).

(b)

Effective date

The prohibition under subsection (a) shall apply to weeks of unemployment beginning on or after January 1, 2011.

11.

Mandatory elimination of duplicative government programs

(a)

Reducing duplication

The Director of the Office of Management Budget and the Secretary of each Federal Government agency (and the head of each independent agency) shall work with the Chairman and ranking member of the relevant congressional appropriations subcommittees and the congressional authorizing committees to consolidate programs with duplicative goals, missions, and initiatives.

(b)

OMB report

Within 120 days after the date of enactment of this section, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall submit to Congress a list of programs with duplicative goals, missions, and initiatives with recommendations for consolidation or elimination.

(c)

Failure to act

If Congress takes no action to address the recommendations submitted in subsection (b) within 60 days, Secretary of each Federal Government agency and the head of each independent agency shall carry out the recommendations as submitted to Congress.

12.

Collection of unpaid taxes from employees of the Federal Government

(a)

In general

Chapter 73 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

VIII

Collection of unpaid taxes from employees of the Federal Government

7381.

Collection of unpaid taxes from employees of the Federal Government

(a)

Definitions

For purposes of this section—

(1)

the term seriously delinquent tax debt means an outstanding debt under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for which a notice of lien has been filed in public records pursuant to section 6323 of such Code, except that such term does not include—

(A)

a debt that is being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement under section 6159 or section 7122 of such Code; and

(B)

a debt with respect to which a collection due process hearing under section 6330 of such Code, or relief under subsection (a), (b), or (f) of section 6015 of such Code, is requested or pending; and

(2)

the term Federal employee means—

(A)

an employee, as defined by section 2105; and

(B)

an employee of the United States Congress, including Members of the House of Representatives and Senators.

(b)

Collection of unpaid taxes

The Internal Revenue Service shall coordinate with the Department of Treasury and the hiring agency of a Federal employee who has a seriously delinquent tax debt to collect such taxes by withholding a portion of the employee’s salary over a period set by the hiring agency to ensure prompt payment.

.

(b)

Clerical amendment

The analysis for chapter 73 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

SUBCHAPTER VIII—Collection of unpaid taxes from employees of the Federal Government

Sec. 7381. Collection of unpaid taxes from employees of the Federal Government.

.

13.

Ten percent reduction in voluntary contributions to the United Nations

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2011, voluntary contributions to the United Nations paid by the United States shall not exceed an amount that is 10 percent less than the amount provided in fiscal year 2010.

14.

Low-priority construction projects of Corps of Engineers

(a)

Termination of authority

The authority to carry out low-priority construction projects of the Corps of Engineers is terminated.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for low-priority construction projects of the Corps of Engineers that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the projects referred to in paragraph (1) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects described in paragraph (1), as determined by the Secretary of the Army, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

15.

Ten percent reduction in international development and humanitarian assistance funding

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2011, international development and humanitarian assistance expenditures of the United States shall not exceed an amount that is 10 percent less than the amount provided in fiscal year 2010.

16.

Elimination of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program

(a)

Repeal

Part A of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.) is repealed.

(b)

Recision of Funds

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all unobligated balances held by the Secretary of Education for the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Program under part A of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act, are rescinded and no funds appropriated hereafter for such activities shall be expended, except as determined necessary or essential by such Secretary, in consultation with the appropriate Federal agencies.

17.

Rescission of amounts for Economic Development Administration

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for programs, activities, and grants of the Economic Development Administration that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the programs, activities, and grants referred to in paragraph (1) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating such programs, activities, and grants, as determined by the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

18.

Department of Justice wasteful activities

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 5 percent of all unobligated balances held by the Attorney General as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded to eliminate wasteful activities of the Department of Justice.

19.

Rescission of amounts for Hollings Manufacturing Partnership Program and Baldridge Performance Excellence Program

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for the Hollings Manufacturing Partnership Program and the Baldridge Performance Excellence Program that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the programs referred to in paragraph (1) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities under such programs, as determined by the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

20.

Fossil fuel applied research

(a)

Termination of authority

The authority of the Secretary of Energy to carry out fossil fuel applied research is terminated.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for fossil fuel applied research described in subsection (a) that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for research referred to in paragraph (1) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing research described in paragraph (1), as determined by the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

21.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the portion of all unobligated balances held by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that consists of Federal funds are rescinded and no Federal funds appropriated hereafter for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting shall be obligated or expended by such Corporation.

22.

Fifteen percent reduction in fiscal year 2011 funding for the Department of Defense for procurement

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amount available to the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2011 for procurement is the amount equal to the aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated to the Department for that fiscal year for procurement minus an amount equal to 15 percent of such aggregate amount.

23.

Ten percent reduction in fiscal year 2011 funding for the Department of Defense for research, development, test, and evaluation

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amount available to the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2011 for research, development, test, and evaluation is the amount equal to the aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated to the Department for that fiscal year for research, development, test, and evaluation minus an amount equal to 10 percent of such aggregate amount.

24.

Reduction in Department of Defense spending in support of military installations

The Secretary of Defense shall reduce the amount obligated or expended in support of military installations through the reduction or elimination of waste, fraud, and abuse attributable to programs and activities related to such support.

25.

Rescission of Diplomatic and Consular Programs funding

Ten percent of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Secretary of State for diplomatic and consular programs and available for obligation as of the date of the enactment of this Act is hereby rescinded.

26.

Elimination of program to pay institutions of higher education for administrative expenses relating to student aid program

(a)

Repeal

Section 489 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1096) is repealed.

(b)

Recession

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all unobligated balances held by the Secretary of Education for payments to institutions of higher education under section 489 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1096), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act, are rescinded and no funds appropriated hereafter for such payments shall be expended, except as determined necessary or essential by such Secretary, in consultation with the appropriate Federal agencies.

27.

Elimination of grants to large and medium hub airports under airport improvement program

Notwithstanding any provision of subchapter I of chapter 471 of title 49, United States Code, or any other provision of law—

(1)

no large hub airport or medium hub airport (as those terms are defined in section 47102 of such title) may receive a grant under the airport improvement program under such subchapter;

(2)

all amounts made available for grants to large hub airports or medium hub airports under the airport improvement program that remain unobligated as of the date of the enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(3)

no amounts made available after the date of the enactment of this Act for grants to large hub airports or medium hub airports under the airport improvement program shall be obligated or expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities under that program, as determined by the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

28.

Consolidate all Federal Fire Management Programs and reducing funding by 10 percent

(a)

Consolidation

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior shall consolidate all fire management programs carried out under laws administered by the Secretary.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

of amounts made available for programs consolidated under subsection (a), the lesser of 10 percent of such amounts, on the one hand, and the amount of such amounts that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act, on the other hand, are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the programs referred to in paragraph (1) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating or reducing ongoing projects and activities under such programs, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

29.

High-energy cost grant program

(a)

Repeal

Section 19 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 918a) is repealed.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for the program carried out under section 19 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 918a) (as in existence on the day before the date of enactment of this Act) that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the program referred to in paragraph (1) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating the program described in paragraph (1), as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

30.

Resource conservation and development programs

(a)

Termination of authority

The authority to carry out the resource conservation and development program of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the Department of Agriculture is terminated.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for the resource conservation and development program of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the Department of Agriculture (as in existence on the day before the date of enactment of this Act) that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the program referred to in paragraph (1) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities under that program, as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

31.

Repeal of LEAP

(a)

Repeal of LEAP

Subpart 4 of part A of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070c) is repealed.

(b)

Recession

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all unobligated balances held by the Secretary of Education for the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program under subpart 4 of part A of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070c), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act, are rescinded and no funds appropriated hereafter for such program shall be expended, except as determined necessary or essential by such Secretary, in consultation with the appropriate Federal agencies.

32.

Elimination of the B.J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships program

(a)

Repeal

Section 1543 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (20 U.S.C. 1070 note) is repealed.

(b)

Elimination of funding

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all unobligated balances held by the Secretary of Education for the B.J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships program under section 1543 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (20 U.S.C. 1070 note), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act, are rescinded and no funds appropriated hereafter for such activities shall be expended, except as determined necessary or essential by such Secretary, in consultation with the appropriate Federal agencies.

33.

Repeal of Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

(a)

Repeal of LEAP

Subpart 6 of part A of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070c) is repealed.

(b)

Recession

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all unobligated balances held by the Secretary of Education for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program under subpart 6 of part A of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070c), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act, are rescinded and no funds appropriated hereafter for such program shall be expended, except as determined necessary or essential by such Secretary, in consultation with the appropriate Federal agencies.

34.

Elimination of the Historic Whaling and Trading Partners program

(a)

Repeal

Subpart 12 of part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7265 et seq.) is repealed.

(b)

Recision of Funds

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all unobligated balances held by the Secretary of Education for the Educational, Cultural, Apprenticeship, and Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Whaling and Trading Partners in Massachusetts under subpart 12 of part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7265 et seq.), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act, are rescinded and no funds appropriated hereafter for such activities shall be expended, except as determined necessary or essential by such Secretary, in consultation with the appropriate Federal agencies.

35.

Elimination of the Underground Railroad educational and cultural program

(a)

Repeal

Section 841 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (20 U.S.C. 1153) is repealed.

(b)

Elimination of funding

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all unobligated balances held by the Secretary of Education for the Underground Railroad educational and cultural program under section 841 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (20 U.S.C. 1153), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act, are rescinded and no funds appropriated hereafter for such activities shall be expended, except as determined necessary or essential by such Secretary, in consultation with the appropriate Federal agencies.

36.

Brownfields economic development initiative

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding section 108(q) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5309(q)) or any other provision of law, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development may not make any competitive economic development grants, as otherwise authorized by section 108(q) of that Act, for Brownfields redevelopment projects.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for grants described in subsection (a) that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for grants described in subsection (a) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities under those grants, as determined by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

37.

Election reform grants

(a)

Termination of authority

The authority to make requirements payments to States under part 1 of subtitle D of title II of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 15401 et seq.) is terminated.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for such requirements payments (as of the day before the date of enactment of this Act) that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for such requirements payments shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities using such requirements payments, as determined by the Administrator of General Services, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

38.

Election Assistance Commission

(a)

Termination of authority

The Election Assistance Commission established under section 201 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 15321) is terminated.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for the Election Assistance Commission (as in existence on the day before the date of enactment of this Act) that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the Commission described in paragraph (1) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities of the Commission, as determined by the Administrator of General Services, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

39.

Emergency operations center grant program

(a)

Termination

Section 614 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5196c) is repealed.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all unobligated balances held by the Secretary of Homeland Security for the emergency operations center grant program under section 614 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5196c), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act, are rescinded and no funds appropriated hereafter for such activities shall be expended, except as determined necessary or essential by the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the appropriate Federal agencies.

40.

Elimination of health care facilities and construction program

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all unobligated balances held by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for health care facilities and construction are rescinded and no funds appropriated hereafter for such activities shall be expended, except as determined necessary or essential by such Secretary, in consultation with the appropriate Federal agencies.

41.

High priority surface transportation projects

(a)

In general

Section 1702 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (Public Law 109–59; 119 Stat. 1256) is repealed.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for high priority projects under section 1702 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (Public Law 109–59; 119 Stat. 1256) (before the amendment made by subsection (a)) that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for high priority projects described in paragraph (1) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities under those projects, as determined by the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

42.

Save America’s Treasures Program; Preserve America Program

(a)

Repeals

Sections 7302 and 7303 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (16 U.S.C. 469n, 469o) are repealed.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for the Save America’s Treasures Program or Preserve America Program that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the programs referred to in paragraph (1) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities under those programs, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

43.

Targeted water infrastructure grants

(a)

Termination of authority

The Targeted Watershed Grants Program and the U.S.–Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program of the Environmental Protection Agency are terminated.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for the Targeted Watershed Grants Program and the U.S.–Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program of the Environmental Protection Agency (as in existence on the day before the date of enactment of this Act) that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the programs referred to in paragraph (1) (as so in existence) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities under those programs, as determined by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

44.

National Park Service Challenge Cost Share Program

(a)

Termination of authority

The authority to provide Department of the Interior Challenge Cost Share Program grants is terminated.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for the Department of the Interior Challenge Cost Share Program (as in existence on the day before the date of enactment of this Act) that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the Department of the Interior Challenge Cost Share Program shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities under the program, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

45.

Delta health initiative

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all unobligated balances held by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out the Delta Health Initiative are rescinded and no funds appropriated hereafter for such Initiative shall be expended, except as determined necessary or essential by such Secretary, in consultation with the appropriate Federal agencies.

46.

Department of Agriculture health care services grant program

(a)

Termination of authority

The authority to carry out any health care services grant program of the Department of Agriculture is terminated.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for any health care services grant program of the Department of Agriculture (as in existence on the day before the date of enactment of this Act) that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the program referred to in paragraph (1) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities under that program, as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.

47.

Elimination of loan repayment for civil legal assistance attorneys

(a)

Repeal

Section 428L of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1078–12) is repealed.

(b)

Elimination of funding

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all unobligated balances held by the Secretary of Education for the Repayment for Civil Legal Assistance Attorneys program under section 428L of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1078–12), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act, are rescinded and no funds appropriated hereafter for such activities shall be expended, except as determined necessary or essential by such Secretary, in consultation with the appropriate Federal agencies.

48.

Targeted air shed grant program

(a)

Termination of authority

The Targeted Air Shed Grant Program of the Environmental Protection Agency is terminated.

(b)

Rescission

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1)

all amounts made available for the Targeted Air Shed Grant Program of the Environmental Protection Agency (as in existence on the day before the date of enactment of this Act) that remain unobligated as of the date of enactment of this Act are rescinded; and

(2)

no amounts made available after the date of enactment of this Act for the program referred to in paragraph (1) (as so in existence) shall be expended, other than such amounts as are necessary to cover costs incurred in terminating ongoing projects and activities under that program, as determined by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies.