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    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I submit the following for the Record: OVERVIEW The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, (``Cromnibus'') is comprised of: 1. 11 FY2015 Appropriations bills; and 2. Continuing Resolution maintaining the current rate of Homeland Security funding until February 27, 2015.



    Discretionary budget authority: $1.014 Trillion.

    Overseas Contingency Operations (Defense): $64 billion.

    Overseas Contingency Operations (State): $9.258 billion.

    Total OCO: $73.258 billion.

    Emergency Ebola funding: $2.72 billion (L-HHS-Ed); $2.530 billion (SFOPS); $112 million (Defense).

    Total emergency Ebola funding: $5.484 billion.

    1. Agriculture Division of 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act 2014 Total enacted level: $20.9 billion 2015 Committee mark: $20.9 billion 2015 Omnibus: $20.6 billion HIGHLIGHTS AND KEY POINTS $6.6 billion for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which is sufficient to meet expected need in 2015.

    $1.47 billion for Food for Peace (P.L. 480) grants, which is the same as the 2014 enacted level and $66 million above the request.

    $2.6 billion for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is $37 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $4 million more than the request.

    $1.016 billion for the USDA food safety and inspection program, which is $6 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $15 million more than the request.

    $1.51 billion for the Farm Service Agency, which is $22 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $61 million over the request.

    $25 million for FDA in emergency spending, which fully funds the administration's Ebola request.

    POLICY ISSUES The agreement does not include a House policy rider allowing schools to receive waivers from complying with improved lunch and breakfast nutrition standards in the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act. The agreement allows states to grant exemptions from whole grain standards to schools that demonstrate hardship in procuring specific products, and requires further study on reduced sodium standards, similar to the Senate provisions.

    The agreement does not include a House policy rider making potatoes unconditionally available in the WIC program. The agreement, while making potatoes available, requires that the ultimate decision on their availability be based on review by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and USDA.

    The agreement includes Democratic amendments to ban horse slaughter for human consumption, and prohibit funding for processed poultry products imported from China in the school lunch, breakfast, summer food service, and child and adult care food programs.

    2. COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE DIVISION OF 2015 OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS ACT 2014 enacted level: $51.6 billion.

    2015 budget request: $51 billion.

    2015 Omnibus: $50.1 billion.

    HIGHLIGHTS AND KEY POINTS $5.4 billion for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which is $126.4 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $954.2 million for National Weather Service operations, which is $526,000 above the 2014 enacted level.

    $1.1 billion for the Census Bureau, which is $143 million more than the FY 2014 enacted level and $123.4 million less than the budget request.

    $3.5 billion for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), which is equal to CBO's projection of PTO's FY 2015 fee revenue collections, and $434 million above the 2014 enacted level.

    $863.9 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is $13.9 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $8.44 billion for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which is $93.3 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $2.03 billion for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which is $15.3 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $1.2 billion for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is $22 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $6.82 billion for the Bureau of Prisons, Salaries and Expenses account, which is $46 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $376 million for Byrne-JAG grants, which is the same as the 2014 enacted level.

    $208 million for the COPS program, which is $6 million less than the 2014 enacted level.

    [[Page H9287]] $430 million for Violence Against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs, which is $13 million above the 2014 enacted level.

    $18.01 billion for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which is $363.7 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $7.34 billion for the National Science Foundation, which is $172.3 million above the 2014 enacted level.

    $125 million for the ongoing DNA Initiative program which funds the testing of sexual assault kits, the same the FY 2014 level and $25 million above the request. In addition, $41 million is included for the new Community Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Reduction program.

    $73 million for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is $14.5 million more than the 2014 level and $18 million more than the request.

    $375 million for the Legal Services Corporation, which is $10 million above the 2014 level.

    POLICY ISSUES The agreement rejects House policy riders to: 1) block reporting requirements on multiple sales of rifles/shotguns to the same person, and 2) make permanent two annual riders related to firearms.

    The agreement rejects a House rider to defund certain NSF research related to climate change.

    The agreement rejects House riders to prohibit entering into trade agreements establishing limits on greenhouse gas emissions, and includes a provision prohibiting implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty absent its ratification by the Senate.

    The agreement rejects a House rider to defund grants to state or local law enforcement on the basis of local immigration policy.

    The agreement rejects a House rider prohibiting the Department of Justice from enforcing certain parts of the Fair Housing Act.

    Extends the authorization of the nonprofit, public-private Corporation for Travel Promotion, commonly known as Brand USA, through 2020, including its ability to finance its efforts to promote tourist travel to the United States through the collection of a modest fee on tourists from Visa Waiver Program countries; Extends the authorization of the Economic Development Administration (EDA)'s Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms program for an additional year, allowing the program to service both existing and new client companies in the U.S. that have been negatively impacted by trade agreements; and Includes the text of the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, which (1) directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish a Network for Manufacturing Innovation Program to help improve the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing and stimulate U.S. leadership in advanced manufacturing, research, innovation, and technology, and (2) extends through 2019 the authorization of the EDA's Regional Innovation Program, designed to encourage and support the development of regional innovation strategies, including region innovation clusters.

    3. Defense Division of 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act: 2014 total enacted level: $572 billion.

    2015 total budget request: $554.3 billion.

    2015 Omnibus: $554.1 billion.

    HIGHLIGHTS AND KEY POINTS $64 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), which is $21.2 billion less than the 2014 enacted level.

    $490.1 billion for the base portion of Department of Defense funding, which is $3.3 billion more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $128 billion for Military Personnel, which is $800 million less than the 2014 enacted level.

    $161.7 billion for Operation and Maintenance, which is $1.8 billion more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $93.8 billion for Procurement, which is $1.0 billion more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $63.7 billion for Research and Development, which is $700 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    Multiple provisions focused on eliminating sexual assault in the Department of Defense and supporting victims, including: Fully funds request of $275 million for Sexual Assault and Prevention Office (SAPRO) services; and $25 million above the request to continue implementation of a Sexual Assault Special Victims Program.

    Several important health programs receive increases above the President's request, including increases of $281 million for cancer research, $125 million for traumatic brain injury and psychological health research, and $39 million for suicide prevention outreach programs.

    To facilitate integration of electronic health records between DOD and VA the agreement restricts funding for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) program pending a report on cost, schedule, and adherence to data standards and acquisition guidance.

    Fully funds Peer Reviewed Medical Research Programs and includes $125 million above the request for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health research and $4 million above the request for alcohol and substance abuse research.

    $20 million above the request for suicide prevention and outreach.

    $172 million above the request for Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense programs, and $175 million above the request for Iron Dome.

    $225 million above the request for the Defense Rapid Innovation Program to incorporate small business developments into DOD programs.

    $1.2 billion above the request to enhance National Guard and Reserve equipment.

    $1 billion above the request for a San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD-17) and $483.6 million for refueling overhaul for the USS George Washington (CVN-73) aircraft carrier.

    The agreement supports the President's Budget Request for a 1% pay raise for military and civilian personnel.

    The agreement also fully funds the Department of Defense portion of the emergency funding request for Ebola efforts at $112 million.

    The agreement includes $810 million for the European Reassurance Initiative, of which $175 million is for support to the Baltics and Ukraine for training, equipment and associated support.

    The agreement includes a provision as proposed by the House and funding as proposed by the Senate to continue operations of the A-10.

    The agreement includes $3.4 billion for Department of Defense operations targeting ISIL, as well as funds to train and equip Iraqi security forces and the Syrian opposition.

    The legislation prohibits funding for transfers of Guantanamo detainees to the U.S. or its territories, prohibits funding to modify any facility in the U.S. to house detainees, and places conditions on the release of detainees to other countries.

    4. Energy & Water Division of 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act 2014 Total enacted level: $34.1 billion.

    2015 Committee mark: $34.0 billion.

    2015 Omnibus: $34.2 billion.

    HIGHLIGHTS AND KEY POINTS $1.937 billion for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, which is $25 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $5.071 billion for the Department of Energy Office of Science, which is the same as the 2014 enacted level.

    $280 million for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-- Energy (ARPA-E), which is the same as the 2014 enacted level.

    $5.9 billion for environmental cleanup activities, which is $51 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $8.2 billion for National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Weapons Activities, which is $387 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $83 million less than the President's budget request.

    $1.6 billion for Nuclear Nonproliferation, which is $313 million less than the 2014 enacted level and $86 million more than the President's budget request.

    $1.239 billion for Naval Reactors, which is $144 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $139 million less than the President's budget request.

    $5.455 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers, which is $13 million less than the 2014 enacted level, and $922 million more than the President's budget request.

    $1.14 billion for water resources projects within the Department of Interior, which is $27 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    POLICY ISSUES The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting the Army Corps of Engineers from clarifying which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act.

    The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting restrictions against firearms on land owned by the Army Corps of Engineers.

    The agreement does not include prohibitions on funding for loan guarantees for the Cape Wind offshore wind project, National Ocean Policy, Social Cost of Carbon and ceiling fan standards.

    The agreement continues a House policy rider prohibiting the Army Corps of Engineers from changing regulations pertaining to the definitions of the terms ``fill material'' or ``discharge of fill material'' under the Clean Water Act for this fiscal year.

    The agreement includes a House policy rider prohibiting funds to require permits for certain agricultural activities under the Clean Water Act for this fiscal year.

    The agreement includes a policy rider requiring the withdrawal of the EPA and Corps of Engineers interpretive rule regarding regulation agricultural activities.

    5. Financial Services Division of 2015 Appropriations Act: 2014 Total enacted level: $22.07 billion.

    2015 Committee mark: $20.35 billion.

    2015 Omnibus: $21.82 billion.

    HIGHLIGHTS AND KEY POINTS $11.5 billion for the Department of the Treasury, which is $373 million less than the 2014 enacted level.

    $10.95 billion for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is $346 million less than the 2014 enacted level.

    $6.7 billion for the Judiciary, which is $182 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $679.6 million for the District of Columbia, which is $6.4 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $1.5 billion for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is $150 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $887.6 million for the Small Business Administration (SBA), which is $41 million less than the 2014 enacted level as a result of reduced loan subsidy costs.

    $688.3 million for the Executive Office of the President, which is $18.9 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    [[Page H9288]] $9.24 billion for the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Buildings Fund (FBF), which is $132 million less than the 2014 enacted level.

    $10 million for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), which is the same level as the 2014 enacted level.

    $250 million for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which is $35 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $30 million less than the request.

    POLICY ISSUES The agreement does not include the following House policy riders: 1. Prohibiting funds to subsidize abortion services in connection with a multi-state plan offered under the Affordable Care Act exchanges negotiated by OPM.

    2. Prohibiting transfers from HHS to IRS.

    3. Prohibiting implementation of individual mandate.

    4. Preventing IRS from clarifying standards for determining the tax exempt status of 501(c)4 organizations; and preventing SEC from requiring disclosure of political contributions, contributions to tax-exempt organizations, or dues paid to trade associations.

    5. Prohibiting travel to Cuba for educational exchanges not involving academic study pursuant to a degree program.

    6. Prohibiting funds to implement guidance issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury regarding coal-fired power plants.

    7. Impeding the President from fulfilling executive functions.

    8. Blocking the District of Columbia from enforcing its own firearms laws.

    The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. The agreement prohibits use of federal and local funds from being used to implement the recent referendum legalizing recreational use of marijuana in DC.

    The agreement includes a House provision amending Dodd- Frank with respect to the prohibition against certain federal assistance to swaps entities, namely the use of any advances from specified Federal Reserve credit facilities or discount windows, or Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance or guarantees.

    6. Homeland Security Continuing Resolution in 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act: The agreement includes a Continuing Resolution until February 27th for agencies within the Homeland Security Subcommittee. The agreement maintains the Fiscal Year 2014 spend rate of $39.270 billion.

    Additional Provisions in the current CR and carried forward under the new CR: Extends the authorization for the Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS) program; Extends the authority for the Science & Technology Directorate to enter into Other Transaction Agreements (OTA); Provides authority for ICE and CBP to obligate funding at rates necessary to sustain staffing, border security and immigration enforcement operations, and Air and Marine operations, and requires compliance with the 34,000 detention bed mandate.

    Additional provisions included under the new CR: Provides authority for the Secret Service to obligate funding at a rate necessary for Presidential candidate nominee protection (hiring and training agents); Directs DHS to continue preparations to award a construction contract for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility by May 1, 2015.

    7. Interior & Environment Division of 2015 Appropriations Act: 2014 enacted level: $30.058 billion.

    2015 budget request: $30.620 billion.

    2015 Omnibus: $30.044 billion.

    HIGHLIGHTS AND KEY POINTS $3.554 billion for wildland fire, which fully funds the 10- year average for fire costs.

    $4.642 billion for the Indian Health Service, which is $207 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $2.601 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which is $70 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $8.140 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is $60 million less than the 2014 enacted level.

    $2.615 billion for the National Park Service, which is $55 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $1.086 billion for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which is $13 million more than the FY 2014 enacted level.

    $1.440 billion for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is $13 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $2.402 billion for the U.S. Forest Service (non-fire), which is equal to the 2014 enacted level.

    $146 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, which is equal to their 2014 enacted levels.

    POLICY ISSUES The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting EPA's Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule.

    The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting EPA's rule clarifying which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act.

    The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting EPA from changing the way discharge of fill material is regulated.

    The agreement includes a House policy rider prohibiting regulation of lead in ammunition.

    The agreement includes a House policy rider prohibiting the issuance of final and proposed rules related to Sage Grouse.

    The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting EPA from ensuring mining companies are financially capable of cleaning up pollution rather than taxpayers, but includes report language on the matter.

    The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting EPA from enforcing a rule on safe removal and renovation of lead paint, but includes report language on the matter.

    The agreement does not include a House policy rider prohibiting funding for the development or revisions of regulations regarding imported ivory.

    8. Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Division of 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act: 2014 enacted level: $156.8 billion.

    2015 Request: $158.1 billion.

    2015 Omnibus: $156.8 billion.

    2015 emergency funding for Ebola: $2.7 billion.

    HIGHLIGHTS AND KEY POINTS $2.7 billion for emergency funding related to the Ebola outbreak.

    $30.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health, which is $150 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $6.9 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is $21 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $2.6 billion for job training through WIA Training and Employment Formula Grant program, which is $36 million more than the 2014 enacted level, and boosts the Governor's set aside to ten percent.

    $1.6 billion for worker protection agencies at the Department of Labor, which is $9 million more than the FY 2014 level.

    $2.4 billion for Child Care Block Grants, which is $75 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $8.6 billion for Head Start, which is the same as the 2014 enacted level.

    $14.4 billion for Title I Grants to school districts, which is $25 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $11.5 billion for Special Education state grants (IDEA), which is $25 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $1.3 billion for Impact Aid, which is equal to the FY 2014 level and $67 million more than the President's budget request.

    $250 million for Preschool Development Grants, which is equal to the FY 2014 enacted level.

    $445 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which is the same funding level as was provided in the FY 2014 bill.

    $815 million for Seniors' Nutrition programs, which is the same as the 2014 enacted level.

    $948 million for the Unaccompanied Minor Children program at HHS, which is $80 million more than the FY 2014 enacted level.

    $3.4 billion for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which is equal to the comparable FY 2014 operating level.

    $1.1 billion for Mental Health programs, which is $10 million less than the 2014 enacted level and $27 million more than the Administration's request.

    $672 million for program integrity efforts in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which is $378 million more than the FY 2014 level.

    $1.1 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is $5 million more than the FY 2014 level.

    The agreement maintains the discretionary portion of the maximum Pell grant award level at $4,860 for the 2015-2016 school year. After addition of the mandatory supplement, the maximum award is projected to increase by $100 to $5,830.

    The agreement maintains level-funding for the Affordable Care Act.

    The agreement includes a new provision expanding the eligibility of students enrolled in career pathways programs to qualify for financial aid.

    The agreement includes a new provision to exempt disaster claims adjustors from elements of the Fair Labor Standards Act following the response to a natural disaster.

    The agreement extends Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) assistance to dislocated workers through fiscal year 2015, including workers who are certified for TAA after December 31, 2014.

    9. Legislative Branch Division of 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act: 2014 enacted level: $4.26 billion.

    2015 budget request: $4.47 billion.

    2015 Omnibus: $4.30 billion.

    highlights and key points $1.181 billion for the House of Representatives, which is equal to the 2014 enacted level and $19.8 million less than the request.

    $10.1 million for the Joint Committee on Taxation, which is $91,000 more than the 2014 enacted level but $54,000 less than the request. Cost-of-living increases are provided for in order to maintain current services.

    $348 million for the Capitol Police, which is $9.5 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $7.7 million less than the request.

    $45.7 million for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which is equal to the 2014 enacted level and $378,000 less than the request.

    $522.0 million for the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which is $16.6 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $3.12 million less than the request.

    $600.3 million for the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), which is $1.8 million less than the [[Page H9289]] 2014 enacted level and $76.4 million less than the request.

    $590.9 million for the Library of Congress, which is $11.9 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $2.1 million less than the request.

    $120 million for the Government Printing Office (GPO), which is $693,000 less than the 2014 enacted level and $8.9 million less than the request.

    policy issues The agreement changes the name of the Government Printing Office to the Government Publishing Office.

    The agreement includes report language requiring the House Chief Administrative Officer develop and disseminate online sexual harassment training.

    The agreement gives the Botanic Garden authority to work with nonprofits on special exhibits and programming.

    The agreement establishes a Center for Audit Excellence at GAO.

    The agreement allows the Office of Compliance to email, rather than mail, certain notifications to employees.

    The agreement restricts incentives and award payments to AOC contractors if their work is behind schedule or over budget.

    The agreement restricts participation in the Open World Leadership exchange program for Russian participants to allow only those who are engaging in free market development, humanitarian activities, and civic engagement. They also cannot be officials of the central government.

    10. MILCON/VA Division of 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act: 2014 enacted level: $73.2 billion.

    2015 base budget request: $71.9 billion.

    2015 Omnibus base: $71.8 billion.

    2015 OCO: $221 million.

    highlights and key points $6.5 billion for Military Construction projects, which is $3.2 billion less than the 2014 enacted level, including: 1. $1.1 billion for Family Housing construction, which is $325 million less than the 2014 enacted level.

    2. $315 million for the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) account, which is $45 million more than the fiscal year 2015 budget request.

    3. $205.2 million in rescissions from prior Appropriations Acts due to savings on projects.

    4. $221 million for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) and the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI).

    $65 billion in discretionary funding for Veterans Affairs, which is $1.7 billion more than the 2014 enacted level, including: 1. As authorized by Congress in 2009, VA medical services accounts are provided funding one year in advance. The agreement includes the budget request for fiscal year 2016 advance funding of $58.6 billion.

    2. The agreement includes an additional $40 million, above the budget request, to hire additional claims and support personnel at the regional offices; to expand the Veterans Claims Intake Program records scanning system; and to implement the centralized mail initiative.

    3. $3.9 billion for information technology systems, which is $200 million more than the 2014 enacted level.

    4. $588.9 million for prosthetic research, which is $3.2 million above the 2014 enacted level.

    policy issues The agreement creates the authority to provide advance appropriations for three mandatory VA programs within the Veterans Benefits Administration: (1) Compensation and Pensions; (2) Readjustment Benefits; and (3) Veterans Insurance and Indemnities.

    The agreement continues to provide tools and resources to address the backlog of veterans disability claims by increasing personnel, enhancing training and quality oversight, and strengthening accountability.

    The agreement continues the requirement first enacted for fiscal year 2014 to provide rigorous, publicly available Web- based monthly reports to the Committees on performance measures for each regional office, including the number of backlogged claims, the average number of days to complete a claim, and error rates.

    The agreement continues the practice of restricting VA's obligation of information technology funds until the VA reports detailed plans on budget, timeline, and testing to ensure reliable interoperability between current and future Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.

    The agreement clarifies that the payment rates used by the VA for VA medical care in the State of Alaska and in those States with an all-payer model agreement under the Social Security Act that became effective on January 1, 2014, should also be used in implementation of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.

    11. State and Foreign Operations Division of 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act: 2014 Total enacted level: $49.0 billion.

    2015 Committee mark: $48.29 billion.

    2015 Omnibus: $49.27 billion (not including $2.526 billion in emergency funds for Ebola).

    highlights and key points $9.258 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), which is $2.738 billion more than the 2014 enacted level.

    $7.8 billion for Diplomatic and Consular Programs which is $185 million less than the 2014 enacted level and the same as the Administration's request.

    $5.4 billion for the protection of diplomatic missions, embassies, and personnel, which is $1 million more than the 2014 level and $46 million more than the Administration's request.

    $2.32 billion for Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance, which is $46 million more than the Administration's request and $350 million less than the 2014 enacted level.

    $8.45 billion for Global Health, which is $15 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $404 million more than the Administration's request.

    $2.51 billion for Development Assistance, which is the same as the 2014 enacted level but $113 million less than the Administration's request.

    $4.75 billion for Economic Support Fund (ESF), which is $108 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $430 million less than the Administration's request.

    $5.9 billion for Foreign Military Financing (FMF), which is $39 million less than the 2014 enacted level and $92 million less than the Administration's request.

    $1.2 billion in base funding for USAID Operating Expenses, which is $76 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $168 million less than the Administration's request.

    $899.5 million for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which is $1.3 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $110.5 million below the Administration's request.

    $5 billion in total funding for humanitarian assistance accounts, which is $94 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $1.52 billion more than the Administration's request.

    $575 million for bilateral family planning, which is equal to the 2014 enacted level.

    $379.5 million for Peace Corps, which is roughly equal to the 2014 enacted level and the Administration's request.

    $2.526 billion for emergency international response to fight Ebola, which is $370 million less than the Administration's request.

    policy issues The Omnibus does not include a House policy rider codifying the ``Global Gag Rule,'' which prohibits non-governmental organizations (NG0s) receiving federal funds from providing women information about the full range of health services.

    The Omnibus does not include a House policy rider prohibiting U.S. contributions to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

    The Omnibus includes health care equity for Peace Corps volunteers.

    The Omnibus does not lift the cap on U.S. assessments for international peacekeeping missions, and does not include IMF quota reform.

    The Omnibus includes prohibitions on OPIC and the Export- Import Bank from fully implementing their clean energy policies.

    12. Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Division of 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act: 2014 Omnibus: $50.9 billion.

    2015 Request: $59.9 billion.

    2015 Omnibus: $53.8 billion.

    highlights and key points $9.74 billion for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Operations, which is $90 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $9.3 million less than the President's budget request.

    $500 million for National Infrastructure Investments (TIGER), which is $100 million less than the 2014 enacted level and $750 million less than the President's budget request.

    $2.1 billion for Capital Investment Grants, which is $177 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $380 million less than the President's budget request.

    $1.39 billion for Amtrak capital and operating expenses, which freezes funding at the 2014 enacted level and $1.06 billion less than the President's budget request.

    $830 million for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is $11 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $21 million below the President's budget request.

    $30 million for initiatives to increase the safety and oversight of the transport of energy products, including $10 million for grade crossing and track improvement grants on rail routes that carry energy products.

    $17.5 billion for Section 8 Tenant Based Rental Assistance renewals, which would meet projected need.

    $9.52 billion for Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance renewals, which would meet projected need.

    $75 million for HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH), which is the same as the 2014 enacted level and the President's budget request.

    $4.44 billion for Public Housing Operating Fund, which is $40 million more than the 2014 enacted level and $160 million below the President's budget request.

    $1.9 billion for Public Housing Capital Fund, which is the same as the 2014 enacted level and $50 million below the President's budget request.

    $3 billion for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which is $30 million less than the 2014 enacted level but $200 million more than the President's budget request.

    $900 million for HOME Investment Partnerships, which is $100 million less than the 2014 enacted level and $50 million less than the President's budget request.

    [[Page H9290]] $330 million for Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS, which is the same as the 2014 enacted level and $2 million less than the President's budget request.

    $110 million for Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, which is the same as the 2014 enacted level and $10 million less than the President's budget request.

    The Omnibus includes provision (Section 166) inserted by Congressman Culberson (R-TX) providing that ``None of the funds in this or any other Act 20 may be available to advance in any way a new light or heavy rail project towards a full funding grant agreement as defined by 49 U.S.C. 5309 for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas if the proposed capital project is constructed on or planned to be constructed on Richmond Avenue west of South Shepherd Drive or on Post Oak Boulevard north of Richmond Avenue in Houston, Texas.

    The Omnibus does not include Jackson Lee Amendment negating provision (Section 166) inserted by Congressman Culberson (R- TX).

    policy issues The Omnibus includes House policy riders to create exemptions from truck weight standards for Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Mississippi, but rejects an exemption for Idaho.

    The Omnibus suspends a portion of regulations requiring a minimum number of hours of rest for truck drivers.

    The Omnibus does not include House policy riders to prohibit funding for California high speed rail.

    The Omnibus does not include a House policy rider prohibiting transit and passenger rail from eligibility for TIGER grants.

    The Omnibus does not include a House policy rider prohibiting implementation, issuance, or enforcement of an ``Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing'' rule.

    The Omnibus does not include a House policy rider prohibiting DOT from issuing rules to increase minimum insurance requirements for motor carriers.

    The agreement expands HUD-VASH to Native Americans living on tribal lands.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. All time for debate has expired.

    Pursuant to House Resolution 776, the previous question is ordered.

    The question is on the motion by the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. Rogers).

    The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that the ayes appeared to have it.

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