Library of Congress Summary
The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1987 for programs, projects, and activities as provided for in the following Acts as passed by the House of Representatives:
(1) the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1987;
(2) the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1987;
(3) the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1987;
(4) the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1987;
(5) the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1987;
(6) the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1987;
(7) the Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1987;
(8) the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1987;
(9) the Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1987 and
(10) the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1987.
Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1987 for programs, projects, and activities as provided for in:
(1) the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1987, and the Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1987, as such Acts were reported to the House; and
(2) the conference report of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1987.
Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1987 for the following activities which were conducted in FY 1986, at the current rate, with specified exceptions:
(1) public health activities;
(2) refugee and entrant assistance activities;
(3) dependent care activities;
(4) Head Start programs;
(5) certain activities authorized by the Native Americans Programs Act, the Community Services Block Grant Act, the Follow Through Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Higher Education Act, the Mutual Education and Cultural Exchange Act, the Education Amendments of 1980, the General Education Provisions Act, the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, and the Construction Industry Labor Law Amendments of 1985;
(6) authorized activities of the Local Government Fiscal Assistance Trust Fund;
(7) Economic Development Administration assistance programs;
(8) United States Institute of Peace activities;
(9) development of planning, research, and facilities for physical acoustics and related matters by the Secretary of Defense; and
(10) the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Prohibits the use of any such appropriations or authority for any project or activity for which funds or authority were not available during FY 1986.
Provides that funds and authority provided by this Act shall remain available from the start of FY 1987, until the earliest of:
(1) enactment of an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this Act;
(2) enactment of the applicable appropriation Act by both Houses without any provision for such project or activity; or
(3) the end of FY 1987.
Prohibits the use of funds provided under this Act to:
(1) issue before June 1, 1987, or implement before October 1, 1987, regulations to modify the formula used in FY 1986 to divide funds among State agencies under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to carry out the special supplemental food program for women, infants and children (WIC); or
(2) accept prepayment in FY 1987 of any rural housing loan, unless such loan was made at least 20 years before the date of prepayment.
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer up to a specified amount of surplus agricultural commodities from inventory to complement support provided by the Department of Defense to the Tenth International Pan American Games to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to limit the total of all payments that a person shall be entitled to receive under programs under the Agricultural Act of 1949 and the National Wool Act of 1954 for each of the 1986 and 1987 crops to $250,000.
Prohibits the Secretary of Agriculture from denying a person status as a "separate person" for purposes of such Act solely because a family member cosigns for, or makes a loan to, such person and leases, loans, or gives such person equipment, land, or labor, if such family members were organized as separate units before December 31, 1985.
Requires a specified amount of the available funds of the Rural Electrification Administration to be made available to the Choctaw Electric Cooperative (Arkansas) for electrical and plumbing equipment.
Amends the National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to revise the definition of a school to which such Acts apply to include private schools with tuitions exceeding $1,500 per child.
Provides that any funds authorized and appropriated under the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 in any fiscal year for projects in New York, New York, but obligated as of December 1, 1985, and not disbursed, shall remain available for obligation and expenditure through March 31, 1988, for any authorized project in such city or for any other city project determined to be eligible under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, if the total amount of such funds is not finally determined by October 15, 1986.
Authorizes the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, to sell real property acquired with proceeds of an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant and to retain the proceeds of the sale if they are used for purposes approved by EDA. Amends Federal defense procurement provisions to require that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition be appointed from among persons who have an extensive management background in the private sector.
Makes the Under Secretary responsible for setting overall policy for, and supervising, all acquisition activities of the Department of Defense. Requires the Defense Contract Audit Agency to supervise audit and oversight functions as it did before the Under Secretary's position was established.
Places the Under Secretary on the Armed Forces Policy Council. Directs the Secretary of Defense to prescribe procedures to ensure that contractor audit and oversight activities are not duplicated within the Department. Prohibits any person from:
(1) restricting a member of an armed force from communicating with a Member of Congress or an Inspector General, provided the communication is not unlawful and does not violate a domestic security regulation; or
(2) taking an unfavorable personnel action or withholding a favorable personnel action as a reprisal against a member of an armed force for making such a communication.
Requires the Inspector General of the Department of Defense to investigate and report to the Secretary and the armed forces member involved concerning any allegation by a member that such a reprisal has occurred with respect to a communication evidencing a violation of a law, rule, or regulation, mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a danger to public safety.
Provides for the resolution of such an allegation and necessary corrective action by a civilian correction board.
Requires the board to refer a prohibited retaliatory personnel action to the officer exercising general court-martial jurisdiction over the person who committed the action.
Provides for the judicial review of a board's order.
Prohibits any Department of Defense contractor from taking a reprisal action against any employee for disclosing to an appropriate Government official information about a defense contract the employee reasonably believes evidences a violation of a law, rule, or regulation, mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a danger to public health or safety.
Permits an employee subjected to such a reprisal to file a complaint with the Secretary of Defense. Directs the Secretary:
(1) to investigate the complaint;
(2) upon determining there is a reasonable likelihood that such a reprisal has occurred, to provide the contractor with an opportunity to show why the Secretary should not order corrective action:
(3) if not pursuaded by the contractor's presentation, to assess a monetary penalty and order the contractor to eliminate the adverse effect of the reprisal; and
(4) to impose penalties, which may include debarment from further contracts, against any contractor who fails to comply with such an order.
Provides for judicial review of the Secretary's decision.
Prohibits any Department of Defense employee in a pay grade of GS-13 or higher or any armed forces member in a pay grade of 0-4 or higher who, during the two-year period preceding the person's separation from service, participated in a decision-making responsibility in a procurement function with respect to a contract through contact with a contractor, from accepting compensation from such contractor for two years after the person's separation from service.
Subjects any person who knowingly receives or provides such compensation in violation of such prohibition to a fine and imprisonment.
Permits the Secretary to exempt from such prohibition a person appointed to fill a sensitive civilian procurement executive position, with the concurrence of the Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Requires the Secretary to report on any such exemption to specified congressional committees.
Requires each defense contract entered into with a contractor in a fiscal year following a fiscal year in which such contractor entered into defense contracts in amounts aggregating $100,000 or more to require the contractor to:
(1) agree not to provide such compensation; or
(2) pay specified damages if such compensation is provided.
Requires such a contractor to report on former employees or armed forces members who received such compensation during the preceding year to the Secretary of Defense who shall refer any possible violations to the Attorney General. Requires the Director of OGE to review and report to the Congress on such reports.
(1) the amount of funds represented, on the last day of a fiscal quarter during FY 1987 or 1988, by undefinitized contractual actions entered into by the Secretary of Defense (with respect to the Defense Logistics Agency) or the Secretary of a military department from exceeding ten percent of the amount of funds represented by all contractual actions entered into by the Secretary during such quarter: and
(2) if such limit is exceeded, the Secretary from entering into any additional undefinitized contractual actions until the end of the following quarter.
Requires each Secretary to report to specified congressional committees at the end of each quarter of FY 1987 and 1988 on the amount of funds represented by contractual actions entered into during such period and the portion of such funds represented by undefinitized contractual actions.
Sets forth conditions under which an agency may enter into or modify an undefinitized contractual action.
Establishes in the Department of Defense a Defense Acquisition Corps consisting of acquisition-related positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the military departments, and the defense agencies.
Makes the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition the head of the Corps. Amends the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1987, as reported to the House concerning the availability of funds to overhaul the SSBN 642 or the SSBN 624 and the transfer of funds to the International Trade Administration for export administration activities.
Directs the Secretary of Defense:
(1) to conduct through the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services and report to specified congressional committees concerning a demonstration project on the treatment of alcoholism designed to compare the use of chemical aversion therapy with other treatments; and
(2) pending the results of such project, to provide for coverage for chemical aversion treatment of beneficiaries for alcoholism to the same extent as for any other treatment of beneficiaries relating to alcoholism.
Appropriates additional funds for army and navy procurement.
Prohibits a State governor from withholding consent for the assignment to active duty outside the United States of any member or unit of the National Guard because of any objection to the location, purpose, type, or schedule of such active duty.
Prohibits the use of funds provided by this or any other Act:
(1) by the Corps of Engineers to transfer to a non-government entity any parks or recreation resources located at Greers Ferry Lake or Little Red River in Arkansas for which such an arrangement did not exist on or before September 1, 1986, until the Corps has studied the impact of such transfer and such study has been reviewed by specified congressional committees; or
(2) for the Northfield Mountain Water Supply Project or the Millers and Tully Rivers Water Supply Project in Massachusetts, except for environmental studies by the United State Fish and Wildlife Service. Directs the Secretary of the Army to modify the Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers, Alabama, project to provide a safe channel and general navigation facilities in the vicinity of Jackson, Alabama. Lists certain costs of the Central Valley project, California, which shall not be recovered by the Secretary of the Interior from power contractors.
Requires a specified portion of the amounts provided for Atomic Energy Defense Activities to be made available for defense waste and byproducts management.
Permits the U.S. Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank to subscribe without fiscal limitation to up to a specified amount of the callable capital portion of the United States share of an increase in capital stock.
Earmarks a specified amount of the funds made available for the Department of Housing and Urban Development for operating expenses of a field office in Springfield, Illinois. Directs the Secretary to reopen such field office and not to terminate operations at such office before the end of FY 1987.
Provides the Interagency Committee on Cigarette and Little Cigar Fire Safety an additional six months to complete its final technical report and submit policy recommendations to the Congress. Appropriates additional funds to the National Park Service to restore the Roundhouse at Steamtown U.S.A. in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Requires funds appropriated for FY 1987 for impacted area assistance provided under the Indian Education Act to be distributed under the same proof of eligibility requirements as applied in FY 1986.
Appropriates additional funds to the Smithsonian Institution for the Duke Ellington Collection. Provides for the continuation of coverage under the Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees' Retirement System for employees engaged in providing food services for the House of Representatives after the food services operations are transferred by contract to a corporation or other person.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to use a specified amount of funds available for military construction projects at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, to provide assistance to the Douglas School District in Box Elder, South Dakota, to mitigate any adverse impact on district schools resulting from deployment of the B-1 bomber or establishment of the strategic training center at such base.
Prohibits the use of Coast Guard resources to extend the navigation season on any of the Great Lakes or the Saint Lawrence River beyond January 15 of any year, unless extension is necessary under emergency circumstances.
Directs the Federal Aviation Administration to initiate rulemaking action concerning aircraft transponder requirements.
Requires approval by the Secretary of Transportation and completion of the construction of the Interstate Highway H-3 between the Halawa Interchange to, and including, the Halekou Interchange. Permits a rail carrier to acquire a water carrier that operates through the Panama Canal. Requires the Administrator of General Services to lease space for the United States Courts in Tacoma, Washington, at the site of Union Station, Tacoma, Washington. Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this or any other Act for processing any application for a certificate of label approval for imported distilled spirits, malt beverages, or wine unless each application is accompanied by appropriate documentation.
Requires a three percent cost of living increase in pay rates under the General Schedule and other statutory pay systems effective January 1, 1987.
Bases determinations of appropriations to provide for such increase on the assumption that Federal agencies will absorb 50 percent of such increase.
Increases the rates of basic pay, basic allowance for subsistence, and basic allowance for quarters of members of the uniformed services by three percent effective January 1, 1987.
Title II: Omnibus Drug Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1987- Chapter I: Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1987 to:
(1) the Department of Justice for legal activities, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal prison system, and Office of Justice programs;
(2) the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and other judicial services; and
(3) the United States Information Agency. Chapter II: Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1987 for:
(1) foreign assistance; and
(2) the Department of State for international narcotics control.
Chapter III: Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1987 to:
(1) the Department of the Interior for the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and territorial and international affairs; and
(2) the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Health Resources and Services Administration. Chapter IV: Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1987 to:
(1) HHS for the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration;
(2) the Advisory Commission on the Comprehensive Education of Intercollegiate Athletes; and
(3) the Department of Education for drug abuse education and prevention.
Chapter V: Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1987 to the Department of Transportation for the Coast Guard. Chapter VI: Makes continuing appropriations for FY 1987 to:
(1) the Treasury Department for the U.S. Customs Service, operation and maintenance of the Air Interdiction Program, the Customs Forfeiture Fund, and payment of a grant to Puerto Rico; and
(2) the Executive Office of the President for the White House Conference on Drug Abuse and Control.