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7/16/2014--Passed House amended. Highlights:
The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 provides appropriations for FY2015 for agencies responsible for regulating the financial, telecommunications, and consumer products industries; collecting taxes and assisting taxpayers; managing federal buildings; overseeing the federal workforce; and operating the Executive Office of the President, the judiciary, federal buildings, and the District of Columbia.
The bill increases funding above FY2014 levels for the federal judiciary and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The bill decreases funding below FY2014 levels for the Department of the Treasury, including decreases for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the District of Columbia, the General Services Administration (GSA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
It also includes provisions affecting the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), the funding source for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and local District of Columbia policy on issues such as marijuana legalization, abortions, needle exchange programs, and firearms.
Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 - Title I: Department of the Treasury - Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2015 - Makes appropriations for FY2015 to the Department of the Treasury for: (1) departmental offices, (2) the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, (3) the Office of Inspector General, (4) the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, (5) the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), (6) the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, (7) the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, (8) the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, (9) the U.S. Mint for the U.S. Mint Public Enterprise Fund, (10) the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account, and (11) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Rescinds unobligated balances in the Treasury Forfeiture Fund.
(Sec. 101) Permits up to 5% of any IRS appropriation to be transferred to any other IRS appropriation upon advance approval of the appropriations committees.
(Sec. 102) Requires the IRS to maintain an employee training program that includes taxpayers' rights, dealing courteously with taxpayers, cross-cultural relations, ethics, and the impartial application of tax law.
(Sec. 103) Requires the IRS to institute and enforce policies and procedures that will safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayers' information and protect them against identity theft.
(Sec. 104) Makes funds provided to the IRS in this or any other Act available for improved facilities and increased staffing to provide sufficient and effective 1-800 help line service for taxpayers.
(Sec. 105) Bars the IRS from using funds made available in this Act to make a video unless the Service-Wide Video Editorial Board determines in advance that making the video is appropriate, taking into account its cost, topic, tone, and purpose.
(Sec. 106) Requires the IRS to confirm any address change related to employment tax payments.
(Sec. 107) Prohibits the IRS from using funds made available in this Act to target U.S. citizens for exercising any rights guaranteed under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
(Sec. 108) Prohibits the IRS from using funds made available in this Act to target groups for regulatory scrutiny based on their ideological beliefs.
(Sec. 109) Prohibits the IRS from using funds made available in this Act for conferences that do not adhere to procedures, verification processes, documentation requirements, and policies recommended in an audit report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (Review of the August 2010 Small Business/Self-Employed Division's Conference in Anaheim, California).
(Sec. 110) Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act to pay the salaries or expenses of any individual to carry out any transfer of funds to the IRS under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
(Sec. 111) Prohibits the IRS from using funds to implement or enforce several code provisions related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirement that individuals maintain minimum essential health care coverage.
(Sec. 112) Bars the IRS from using funds made available in this Act for employee bonus programs that do not consider the conduct and federal tax compliance of the employee.
(Sec. 116) Bars the use of funds to the Department of the Treasury or the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to redesign the $1 Federal Reserve note.
(Sec. 118) Prohibits the U.S. Mint from using funds to construct or operate any museum without the explicit approval of specified congressional committees.
(Sec. 119) Prohibits the use of funds to merge the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without the explicit approval of specified congressional committees.
(Sec. 120) Deems any funds appropriated by this Act, or made available by the transfer of funds in this Act, for intelligence activities to be specifically authorized by Congress for purposes of the National Security Act of 1947 during FY2015, until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY2015.
(Sec. 121) Permits up to $5,000 to be made available from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Industrial Revolving Fund for necessary official reception and representation expenses.
(Sec. 122) Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a Capital Investment Plan to congressional appropriations committees within 30 days after the submission of the President's annual budget.
(Sec. 123) Requires the Office of Financial Stability and the Office of Financial Research to: (1) report quarterly to specified congressional committees on their respective activities, and (2) make their officials available to testify on the reports' contents.
(Sec. 125) Amends Dodd-Frank to limit fees available for obligation by the Office of Financial Research to the amount provided in appropriations acts beginning in FY2016.
(Sec. 126) Prohibits funds made available in this Act from being used to approve, license, facilitate, authorize, or otherwise allow, whether by general or specific license, travel-related or other transactions incident to non-academic educational exchanges described in specified federal Cuban asset control regulations.
(Sec. 127) Requires the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide a joint report on a specific category of travel to Cuba.
(Sec. 128) Prohibits the Department of the Treasury, including the IRS, from using funds in FY2015 to issue, revise, or finalize regulations related to the standards used to determine the tax-exempt status of a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.
(Sec. 129) Prohibits the Department of the Treasury from using funds provided in this Act to enforce guidance for U.S. positions on multilateral development banks that engage with developing countries on coal-fired power generation.
(Sec. 130) Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to specified congressional committees on economic warfare and financial terrorism.
(Sec. 131) Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a monthly report that includes the number of individuals who have not paid the full health care premiums required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Title II: Executive Office of the President and Funds Appropriated to the President - Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2015 - Makes appropriations for FY2015 for designated White House agencies, including the Executive Residence and: (1) the Council of Economic Advisers; (2) the National Security Council (NSC) and the Homeland Security Council; (3) the Office of Administration; (4) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); (5) the Office of National Drug Control Policy; (6) various other specified federal drug control programs; (7) information technology oversight and reform; (8) special assistance to the President; and (9) the official residence of the Vice President.
Sets forth certain transfers of funds.
(Sec. 202) Requires the Director of OMB to submit to congressional appropriations committees a report on the costs of implementing Dodd-Frank.
(Sec. 203) Bars the use of funds made available in this Act to pay the salaries and expenses of any officer or employee of the Executive Office of the President to prepare, sign, or approve statements abrogating legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President.
(Sec. 204) Bars the use of funds to pay the salaries and expenses of any officer or employee of the Executive Office of the President to prepare or implement an executive order that contravenes existing law.
(Sec. 205) Requires the Director of OMB to include a statement of budgetary impact with any executive order issued during FY2015.
Title III: The Judiciary- Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2015 - Makes appropriations to the Judiciary for FY2015 for: (1) the U.S. Supreme Court; (2) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; (3) the U.S. Court of International Trade; (4) the courts of appeals, district courts, and other judicial services, including defender services; (5) fees of jurors and commissioners; (6) court security; (7) the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts; (8) the Federal Judicial Center; and (9) the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Sets forth certain transfers of funds.
(Sec. 305) Requires the U.S. Marshals Service to provide a court security pilot program.
(Sec. 306) Amends the Judicial Improvement Act of 1990; the Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006; and the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act to extend several temporary judgeships.
(Sec. 307) Establishes a place of holding court in Bakersfield, California.
Title IV: District of Columbia - District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2015 - Makes appropriations to the District of Columbia for FY2015, including amounts for the federal payments: (1) for District of Columbia resident tuition support, (2) for emergency planning and security costs in the District, (3) to District of Columbia Courts, (4) for Defender Services in District of Columbia Courts, (5) to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, (6) to the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, (7) to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, (8) to the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure and the Judicial Nomination Commission, (9) for school improvement, (10) for the D.C. National Guard, and (11) for testing and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Provides local funds for the operation of the District of Columbia out of the General Fund of the District of Columbia as set forth in the FY2015 Budget Request Act of 2014 submitted to Congress by the District of Columbia.
Title V: Independent Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY2015 for: (1) the Administrative Conference of the United States; (2) the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB); (3) the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); (4) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); (5) the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); (6) the Federal Election Commission (FEC); (7) the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA); (8) the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); (9) the General Services Administration (GSA); (10) the Merit Systems Protection Board; (11) the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); (12) the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA); (13) the Office of Government Ethics; (14) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), including its Office of Inspector General; (15) the Office of Special Counsel; (16) the Postal Regulatory Commission; (17) the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; (18) the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board; (19) the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); (20) the Selective Service System; (21) the Small Business Administration (SBA); (22) the United States Postal Service (USPS); and (23) the United States Tax Court.
Sets forth certain transfers of funds.
Requires the USPS to continue six day delivery and rural delivery of the mail at not less than the 1983 level.
(Sec. 501) Amends Dodd-Frank to permit the congressional appropriations committees to review transfers of funds from the Federal Reserve System to the CFPB.
(Sec. 502) Amends Dodd-Frank to change the CFPB's source of funding from Federal Reserve System transfers to annual appropriations beginning in FY2016. Authorizes appropriations for this purpose.
(Sec. 503) Requires the CFPB during FY2015 to notify specified congressional committees of any request for a transfer of funds from the Federal Reserve System, including the amount of funds requested, an explanation of how the funds will be obligated, and why the funds are necessary to protect consumers.
(Sec. 504) Requires the CFPB to submit quarterly activity reports to specified congressional committees.
(Sec. 507) Permits the GSA to use funds to hire passenger motor vehicles.
(Sec. 508) Permits funds made available for activities of the Federal Buildings Fund to be transferred between appropriations with advance approval of the Appropriations Committee.
(Sec. 509) Requires funds proposed for developing courthouse construction requests to meet specific standards.
(Sec. 510) Prohibits funds provided in this Act from being used to increase square footage, provide cleaning services or security enhancements, or provide any other service usually provided through the Federal Buildings Fund to any agency that does not pay the assessed rent.
(Sec. 511) Permits the GSA to pay small claims (up to $250,000) made against the federal government.
(Sec. 512) Requires GSA, if specified congressional committees adopt a resolution granting lease authority pursuant to a specified GSA prospectus, to ensure that the delineated area of procurement is identical to the delineated area included in the prospectus.
Title VI: General Provisions (This Act) - Sets forth permissions for and restrictions upon the use of funds under this Act.
(Sec. 606) Prohibits the expenditure of funds under this Act by an entity unless it agrees to comply with the Buy American Act.
(Sec. 607) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act by any person or entity that has been convicted of violating the Buy American Act.
(Sec. 610) Prohibits the Executive Office of the President from using funds provided in this Act to request either a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background investigation or an IRS determination with respect to tax exempt status under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Includes exceptions if an individual requests a background investigation or if the request is required due to extraordinary circumstances involving national security.
(Sec. 611) Makes certain cost accounting standards inapplicable to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program contract.
(Sec. 612) Authorizes OPM to accept and utilize (without regard to any restriction on unanticipated travel expenses) funds made available pursuant to court approval for resolving litigation and implementing any settlement agreements regarding the nonforeign area cost-of-living allowance program.
(Sec. 613) Prohibits funds appropriated by this Act from being used to pay for an abortion, or the administrative expenses in connection with any health plan under the federal employees health benefits program which provides any benefits or coverage for abortions unless the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.
(Sec. 615) Makes the restriction on purchasing nondomestic articles, materials, and supplies set forth in the Buy American Act inapplicable to the acquisition by the federal government of commercial information technology.
(Sec. 616) Prohibits an officer or employee of any regulatory agency or commission funded by this Act from accepting travel payments or reimbursements from a person or entity regulated by the agency or commission unless the person or entity is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization.
(Sec. 617) Permits the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the SEC to use funds for the interagency funding and sponsorship of a joint advisory committee to advise on emerging regulatory issues.
(Sec. 618) Requires the Department of the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President, the judiciary, the FCC, the FTC, GSA, the NARA, the SEC, and SBA to provide congressional appropriations committees a quarterly accounting of any unobligated funds.
(Sec. 619) Requires an executive agency covered by this Act to consult with GSA before seeking new office space or making alterations to existing office space. Authorizes any such agency with authority to enter into an emergency lease to do so during any period for which the President requires emergency leasing authority.
(Sec. 620) Prohibits the use of FTC funds to complete the draft report entitled "Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children: Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts" unless the Working Group complies with Executive Order 13563 ("Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review").
(Sec. 621) Bars the use of funds to pay the salaries and expenses for the following positions, including substantially similar ones: (1) Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, (2) Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, (3) Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury assigned to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, and (4) White House Director of Urban Affairs.
(Sec. 622) Prohibits the use of funds to enter into a contract, memorandum of understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation that has any unpaid federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. Includes exception if the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the government.
(Sec. 623) Prohibits the use of funds to enter into a contract, memorandum of understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction. Includes an exception if the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the government.
(Sec. 624) Appropriates amounts required under current law for:
compensation of the President; payments to the Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund, the Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judges' Retirement Fund; payment of government contributions for health benefits of federal retired employees, and life insurance benefits for such employees; and payment to finance the unfunded liability of new and increased annuity benefits under the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. (Sec. 625) Prohibits obligation of funds in FY2015 from the Securities and Exchange Commission Reserve Fund established by Dodd-Frank.
(Sec. 626) Prohibits the SEC from using funds provided in this Act to finalize, issue, or implement any rule, regulation, or order regarding the disclosure of political contributions, contributions to tax exempt organizations, or dues paid to trade associations.
(Sec. 627) Extends the Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010. Requires the USPS to continue printing the stamp through 2017 and offer additional stamps depicting endangered species.
(Sec. 628) Requires the CPSC, the FCC, the FTC, and the SEC to report to the congressional appropriations committees on:
increasing public participation in the rulemaking process and reducing uncertainty; improving coordination with other federal agencies to eliminate redundant, inconsistent, and overlapping regulations; and identifying existing regulations that have been reviewed and determined to be outmoded, ineffective, or excessively burdensome. (Sec. 629) Prohibits funds provided in this Act from being used for contracts to train any employees of an executive agency to learn how to support or defeat legislation pending before Congress.
(Sec. 630) Prohibits the IRS from using funds to destroy, deface, or dispose of records in contravention of the Federal Records Act (FRA). Requires the Archivist of the United States to report on IRS compliance with the FRA.
(Sec. 631) Prohibits funds from being used to require a provider of electronic communications service or remote computing services to disclose certain wire or electronic communications by any other means other than those authorized by specific statutory provisions requiring procedures such as a warrant.
(Sec. 632) Amends a provision in Dodd-Frank that prohibited federal assistance for entities engaged in certain swap dealing activities (a type of derivative involving the exchange of one asset or liability for a similar asset or liability).
Title VII: General Provisions Government-Wide - Sets forth requirements for the use of appropriations by designated departments, agencies, and corporations.
(Sec. 701) Prohibits the use of appropriations by any federal department, agency, or instrumentality unless it administers a policy designed to ensure that all workplaces are free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of controlled substances.
(Sec. 702) Establishes price limitations on vehicles to be purchased by the federal government. Includes exemptions for electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
(Sec. 704) Prohibits the employment of noncitizens with certain exceptions.
(Sec. 706) Authorizes agencies to finance the costs of recycling and waste prevention programs with proceeds from the sale of materials recovered through those programs.
(Sec. 708) Prohibits interagency financing of boards, commission, councils, committees, or similar groups absent prior statutory approval.
(Sec. 709) Prohibits funds from being used to implement, administer, or enforce any regulation which has been disapproved pursuant to a joint resolution.
(Sec. 711) Permits interagency funding of national security and emergency telecommunications initiatives.
(Sec. 712) Requires agencies to certify that certain appointments were not created solely or primarily to detail an individual to the White House.
(Sec. 713) Bars payment of any employee who prohibits, threatens, or prevents another employee from communicating with Congress.
(Sec. 714) Prohibits funds from being used for certain types of federal training that is not directly related to the performance of official duties, contains elements likely to induce high levels of emotional response or stress, does not require prior employee notification of the content and written end of course evaluation, contains religious content, or is offensive to or designed to change participants' personal values or lifestyle.
(Sec. 715) Prohibits an agency of the executive branch from using funds for publicity or propaganda purposes or for the preparation or distribution of materials designed to support or defeat legislation pending before Congress.
(Sec. 716) Prohibits an agency from providing a federal employee's home address to any labor organization absent employee authorization or a court order.
(Sec. 717) Prohibits funds from being used to provide any non-public information such as mailing, telephone, or electronic mailing lists to any organization outside the federal government without approval of the appropriations committees.
(Sec. 718) Prohibits funds from being used for propaganda and publicity purposes not authorized by Congress.
(Sec. 720) Allows the use of funds to finance an appropriate share of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.
(Sec. 722) Permits breastfeeding at any location in a federal building or on federal property if the woman and child are authorized to be present at the location.
(Sec. 723) Permits interagency funding of the National Science and Technology Council and requires OMB to provide a report describing the budget and resources connected with the council.
(Sec. 725) Prohibits the use of funds by federal agencies to collect, review, create or contract for any aggregation of data by any means of any personally identifiable information relating to an individual's access to or use of any federal government or nongovernmental Internet site. Includes exceptions for data that does not identify particular persons; a voluntary submission of personally identifiable information; law enforcement, regulatory, or supervisory purposes; and system security actions taken by the operator of the site.
(Sec. 726) Prohibits the use of funds to enter into or renew a contract for a federal employee health plan which includes a provision providing prescription drug coverage, except where the contract also includes a provision for contraceptive coverage. Exempts specified religious plans from such prohibition. Prohibits a federal employee health plan, however, from discriminating against an individual on the basis that the individual refuses to prescribe or otherwise provide for contraceptives because such activities would be contrary to his or her religious beliefs or moral convictions.
(Sec. 728) Allows the use of funds appropriated for official travel by federal departments and agencies, if consistent with OMB Circular A-126 regarding official travel for government personnel, to participate in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
(Sec. 729) Bars the use of funds to: (1) implement or enforce restrictions or limitations on the Coast Guard Congressional Fellowship Program, or (2) implement proposed OPM regulations relating to the detail of executive branch employees to the legislative branch.
(Sec. 730) Prohibits an executive branch agency from purchasing, constructing, and/or leasing any additional facilities, except within or contiguous to existing locations, to conduct federal law enforcement training without advance approval of congressional appropriations committees. Authorizes the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to obtain the temporary use of additional facilities by lease, contract, or other agreement for training which cannot be accommodated in existing Center facilities.
(Sec. 731) Bars the use of funds by an executive branch agency, unless otherwise authorized by existing law, to produce any prepackaged news story intended for broadcast or distribution in the United States, unless the story includes a clear notification within its text or audio that it was prepared or funded by that agency.
(Sec. 732) Bars the use of funds in contravention of the Privacy Act or regulations concerning protection of privacy and freedom of information.
(Sec. 733) Prohibits the use of funds for any federal government contract with any foreign incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic corporation under the Homeland Security Act of 2002, or any subsidiary of such an entity. Requires any Secretary to waive such prohibition if so required in the interest of national security. Exempts contracts entered into before the enactment of this Act or task orders issued pursuant to such contracts.
(Sec. 734) Requires for each employee, during FY2015, who retires under voluntary early retirement authority (VERA) of the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), or under any other CSRS or FERS requirement and receives a voluntary separation incentive payment (VISP), that the separating agency remit to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund an amount equal to OPM's average unit cost of processing a retirement claim for the preceding year.
(Sec. 735) Bars the use of funds to recommend or require any entity submitting an offer for a federal contract to disclose specified information regarding contributions or expenditures with respect to a federal election as a condition of such offer or acquisition.
(Sec. 736) Bars the use of funds to pay for the painting of portraits of a federal officer or employee, including the President, the Vice President, a Member of Congress (including a Delegate or a Resident Commissioner to Congress), the head of an executive branch agency, or the head of an office of the legislative branch.
(Sec. 737) Limits pay increases for certain categories of prevailing rate employees.
(Sec. 738) Eliminates automatic pay increases for the Vice President and certain categories of political appointees.
Title VIII: General Provisions (District of Columbia) - Sets forth authorized or prohibited uses of funds appropriated by this Act for the District of Columbia.
(Sec. 801) Appropriates funds for refunding overpayments of taxes collected and for paying settlements and judgments against the District of Columbia government.
(Sec. 802) Prohibits the use of federal funds provided in this Act for publicity or propaganda purposes or implementation of any policy including boycott designed to support or defeat legislation pending before Congress or any state legislature.
(Sec. 806) Prohibits the use of federal funds contained in this Act by the District of Columbia Attorney General or any other officer or entity of the District government to provide assistance for any petition drive or civil action which seeks to require Congress to provide for voting representation in Congress for the District.
Declares that nothing in this section bars the District of Columbia Attorney General from reviewing or commenting on briefs in private lawsuits, or from consulting with officials of the District government regarding such lawsuits.
(Sec. 807) Bars the use of federal funds contained in this Act for any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.
(Sec. 808) Provides that nothing in this Act may be construed to prevent the Council or the Mayor from addressing the issue of the provision of contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans. Expresses the intent of Congress that any legislation enacted on such issue should include a "conscience clause" which provides exceptions for religious beliefs and moral convictions.
(Sec. 809) Prohibits the use of federal funds contained in this Act to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act or any tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) derivative.
Prohibits the use of federal funds to legalize or reduce penalties associated with possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance under the Controlled Substance Act or any tetrahydrocannabinols derivative for recreational use.
(Sec. 810) Prohibits the expenditure of funds appropriated under this Act for abortions except where the mother's life would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or in cases of rape or incest.
(Sec. 816) Appropriates local funds to the District of Columbia during FY2016 if there is no continuing resolution or regular appropriation for the District of Columbia in effect.
Title IX: Additional General Provisions - (Sec 901) Prohibits funds under this Act from being used to pay for an abortion or the administrative expenses in connection with a multistate qualified health plan offered under a contract under section 1334 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which provides any benefits or coverage for abortions. Includes exceptions where the life of the mother would be endangered or the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.
(Sec. 902) Establishes a spending reduction account consisting of the amount by which each applicable allocation of new budget authority made by the Committee on Appropriations of the House exceeds the amount of proposed new budget authority.
(Sec. 904) Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to award contracts to corporations incorporated or chartered in Bermuda or the Cayman Islands if they were previously incorporated in the United States.
(Sec. 905) Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to reinstall the Red Mountain sculpture on the plaza of the Hugo Black Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama.
(Sec. 906) Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to award contracts to contractors who have disclosed certain violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
(Sec. 907) Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to modify or rebuild any portion of the White House bowling alley.
(Sec. 908) Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to award a contract to a company currently indicted or previously convicted of certain crimes, or that has delinquent taxes of more than $3,000.
(Sec. 909) Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used in contravention of the Federal Records Act.
(Sec. 910) Prohibits OMB from apportioning funds made available by this Act for any position held by an employee with respect to whom the President of the Senate or Speaker of the House of Representatives has certified a statement of facts to a U.S. Attorney related to contempt of Congress.
(Sec. 911) Prohibits the IRS from using funds made available by this Act to contravene a provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 related to the confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information.
(Sec. 912) Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to lease or purchase new light duty vehicles for any executive fleet inventory except in accordance with a specific Presidential Memorandum related to federal fleet performance.
(Sec. 913) Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to designate a nonbank financial company as "too big to fail," designate a nonbank financial company as a "systemically important financial institution," or to make a determination that a nonbank financial company could pose a threat to the financial stability of the United States.
(Sec. 914) Prohibits funds made available in this Act from being used to study, promulgate, draft, review, implement, or enforce any rule pursuant to a section of Dodd-Frank related to the obligations of brokers, dealers, and investment advisers.
(Sec. 915) Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to pay a performance award to certain IRS employees.
(Sec. 916) Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to penalize a financial institution for providing services to marijuana-related businesses that engage in activities permissible under state or local laws.
(Sec. 917) Prohibits the IRS from using funds made available by this Act to create machine-readable materials that are not subject to certain safeguards related to protecting against the removal or loss of records.
(Sec. 918) Prohibits the IRS from using funds made available by this Act for conferences.
(Sec. 919) Prohibits funds from the Hardest Hit Fund program established in title I of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP) from being used to provide funds to any state or local government for the purpose of funding pension obligations of the state or local government.
(Sec. 920) Prohibits the FCC from using funds provided in this Act to implement any regulation preempting certain state laws regarding municipal broadband internet access.
(Sec. 921) Prohibits the CPSC from using funds provided in this Act to finalize, implement, or enforce the proposed rule entitled "Voluntary Remedial Actions and Guidelines for Voluntary Recall Notices."
(Sec. 922) Prohibits the District of Columbia from using funds provided in this Act to enforce various local laws related to firearms.