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H.R. 7556 (95th): Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act

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6/30/1977--Conference report filed in House. (Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 95-476) Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act - =Title I: Department of State= - Department of State Appropriation Act - Appropriates funds for fiscal year 1978 for the following: administration of foreign affairs, international organizations and conferences, international commissions, and educational exchanges. =Title II: Department of Justice= - Department of Justice Appropriation Act - Makes appropriations within the Department of Justice for fiscal year 1978 as follows: for general administration, for legal activities, for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, for the Drug Enforcement Administration, for the Federal Prison System and for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. =Title III: Department of Commerce= - Department of Commerce Appropriation Act - Appropriates specified funds for the Department of Commerce for fiscal year 1978 to be used for the following: general administration; the White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development; the Bureau of the Census; the Bureau of Economic Analysis; the Economic Development Administration; Regional Action Planning Commissions; the Domestic and International Business Administration; Minority Business Enterprise; the United States Travel Service; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration; Patent and Trademark Office; Science and Technical Research and the Maritime Administration. =Title IV: The Judiciary= - Judiciary Appropriation Act - Makes appropriations for fiscal year 1978 for the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, the Customs Court, the Court of Claims, the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and other judicial services, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and the Federal Judicial Center. =Title V: Related Agencies= - Appropriates specified amounts for fiscal year 1978 for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the Board for International Broadcasting, the Commission on Civil Rights, the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, the International Trade Commission, the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the Legal Services Corporation, the Marine Mammal Commission, the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations, the Renegotiation Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Small Business Administration, and the United States Information Agency. =Title VI: Supplemental Appropriations, 1977= - Appropriates specified amounts for fiscal year 1977 to provide for the increased pay costs of executive and judicial pay increases affecting specified executive agencies and the Judicial Branch. Makes supplemental appropriations to the Board for International Broadcasting. =Title VII: General Provisions= - Sets forth restrictions upon the use of funds appropriated in this Act. Prohibits the use of funds appropriated in this Act for providing: (1) salaries or expenses in connection with the President's amnesty program for Vietnam era deserters and draft-resisters; (2) any reparations, aid, or credits to Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos; or (3) a settlement of United States claims against the Cuban Government at less than the principal value.