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Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Division A: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 - Title I: Military Personnel - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for active-duty and reserve personnel in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force (the military departments), and for National Guard personnel in the Army and Air Force.

Title II: Operation and Maintenance - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for operation and maintenance (O&M) for the military departments, the defense agencies, the reserve components, and the Army and Air National Guard. Appropriates funds for: (1) the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; (2) environmental restoration for the military departments, the Department of Defense (DOD), and at formerly used defense sites; (3) overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic aid; (4) former Soviet Union threat reduction; and (5) the Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.

Title III: Procurement - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for procurement by the Armed Forces of aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and other procurement. Appropriates funds for: (1) defense-wide procurement, and (2) certain procurements under the Defense Production Act of 1950.

Title IV: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) by the Armed Forces and defense agencies. Appropriates funds for the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation.

Title V: Revolving and Management Funds - Appropriates funds for: (1) the Defense Working Capital Funds, and (2) programs under the National Defense Sealift Fund.

Title VI: Other Department of Defense Programs - Appropriates funds for: (1) the Defense Health Program; (2) the destruction of lethal chemical agents and munitions; (3) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, defense; and (4) the Office of the Inspector General.

Title VII: Related Agencies - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund, and (2) Intelligence Community Management Account.

Title VIII: General Provisions - Specifies authorized, restricted, and prohibited uses of authorized funds.

(Sec. 8007) Requires a report from DOD to the defense committees to establish the baseline for application of FY2013 reprogramming and transfer authorities.

(Sec. 8010) Allows for the use of procurement funds for multiyear contracts for: (1) F/A-18E, F/A-18F, and EA-18G aircraft; (2) up to 10 DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class Flight IIA guided missile destroyers and associated systems; (3) SSN-774 Virginia class submarines and government-furnished equipment; (4) a CH-47 Chinook helicopter; and (5) V-22 Osprey aircraft variants.

(Sec. 8012) Prohibits, during FY2013, the management by end strengths of DOD civilian personnel.

(Sec. 8021) Authorizes DOD to incur obligations of up to $350 million for DOD military compensation, construction projects, and supplies and services in anticipation of receipts of contributions from the government of Kuwait.

(Sec. 8023) Prohibits the use of funds from this Act to establish a new federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). Limits the federal compensation to be paid to FFRDC members or consultants. Prohibits the use of FY2013 funds for new building construction, cost-sharing payments for projects funded by government grants, absorption of contract overruns, or certain charitable contributions. Limits the staff years of technical effort that may be funded for FFRDCs from FY2013 funds.

(Sec. 8024) Provides Buy American requirements with respect to the DOD procurement of carbon, alloy, or armor steel plating.

(Sec. 8027) Requires the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to report to Congress on the amount of DOD purchases from foreign entities in FY2013.

(Sec. 8029) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to convey to Indian tribes located in Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Minnesota, and Washington relocatable military housing units currently located at Grand Forks, Malmstrom, Mountain Home, Elllsworth, and Minot Air Force Bases that are excess to the needs of the Air Force. Requires the Operation Walking Shield Program to resolve any housing unit conflicts arising after such conveyance.

(Sec. 8035) Prohibits the use of funds: (1) by a DOD entity without compliance with the Buy American Act; (2) to establish additional field operating agencies of DOD elements, except for those funded within the National Foreign Intelligence Program and Army agencies established to eliminate, mitigate, or counter the effects of improvised explosive devices, or to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of biometric activities; (3) to approve or license the sale of the F-22A advanced tactical fighter to any foreign government; (4) to convert to contractor performance a function currently performed by DOD civilian employees, unless specific conditions are met; (5) for assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea, unless specifically appropriated for such purpose; and (6) to reduce the civilian medical and medical support personnel assigned to military treatment facilities below the September 30, 2003, level.

(Sec. 8041) Rescinds specified funds from various accounts under prior defense appropriations Acts.

(Sec. 8046) Prohibits the transfer to any other department or agency, except as specifically provided in an appropriations law, of funds available to DOD or the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for drug interdiction or counter-drug activities.

(Sec. 8050) Prohibits current fiscal year DOD funds from being obligated or expended to transfer to another nation or international organization defense articles or services for use in any United Nations (UN) peacekeeping or peace enforcement operation, or for any other international peacekeeping, peace enforcement, or humanitarian assistance operation, unless Congress is given 15 days' advance notice.

(Sec. 8057) Authorizes the Secretary, on a case-by-case basis, to waive limitations on the procurement of defense items from a foreign country if: (1) the Secretary determines that such limitations would invalidate cooperative or reciprocal trade agreements for the procurement of defense items, and (2) such country does not discriminate against the same or similar defense items procured in the United States for that country. Provides exceptions.

(Sec. 8058) Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to support any training program involving a unit of the security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary has received credible information that such unit has committed a gross violation of human rights, unless all necessary corrective steps have been taken. Requires the monitoring of such information. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such prohibition under extraordinary circumstances (requiring a report to the defense committees within 15 days after any such waiver).

(Sec. 8063) Authorizes members of the National Guard performing full-time duty to support ground-based elements of the National Ballistic Missile Defense System.

(Sec. 8064) Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to transfer to any nongovernmental entity specified armor-piercing ammunition, except to an entity performing demilitarization services for DOD.

(Sec. 8065) Authorizes the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to waive payment for the lease of non-excess DOD personal property to certain, youth, social, or fraternal nonprofit organizations.

(Sec. 8069) Authorizes the transfer of specified DOD O&M funds to the Global Security Contingency Fund, after congressional notification.

(Sec. 8071) Earmarks specified procurement and RDT&E funds for the Israeli Cooperative Programs (missile defense).

(Sec. 8076) Requires the FY2013 budget to include separate budget justification documents for costs of U.S. Armed Forces' participation in contingency operations for the military personnel, O&M, and procurement accounts.

(Sec. 8077) Prohibits funds from being used for RDT&E, procurement, or deployment of nuclear armed interceptors of a missile defense system.

(Sec. 8078) Appropriates funds to DOD for grants to the United Service Organizations and the Red Cross.

(Sec. 8080) Prohibits the availability of funds for integration of foreign intelligence information unless such information has been lawfully collected and processed during the conduct of authorized foreign intelligence activities.

(Sec. 8081) Requires reserve members called or ordered to active duty in time of national emergency to be notified in writing of their expected mobilization period. Allows the Secretary to waive such requirement in order to respond to a national security emergency or to meet dire operational requirements.

(Sec. 8085) Earmarks specified Navy O&M funds for the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative Program for enabling the Pacific Command to execute theater security cooperation activities such as humanitarian assistance, and the payment of incremental and personnel costs of training and exercising with foreign security forces.

(Sec. 8089) Requires the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to report to the intelligence committees to establish the baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer authorities for FY2013. Prohibits funds provided for the National Intelligence Program (NIP) from being available for reprogramming or transfer until the report is submitted, unless the DNI certifies to such committees that the reprogramming or transfer is necessary as an emergency requirement.

(Sec. 8090) Makes specified Intelligence Community Management Account funds available for transfer by the DNI to other departments and agencies for government-wide information sharing activities.

(Sec. 8092) Directs the DNI to submit annually to Congress a future-years intelligence program reflecting estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations included in the President's budget.

(Sec. 8094) Requires DOD to continue to report incremental contingency operations costs for Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom on a monthly basis.

(Sec. 8096) Makes O&M funds available for remittances to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.

(Sec. 8097) Requires any agency receiving funds appropriated under this Act to post on its public website any report required to be submitted to Congress in this or any other Act, upon the determination by such agency head that it shall serve the national interest. Provides exceptions when posting the report would compromise national security or for reports containing proprietary information.

(Sec. 8098) Provides specific requirements on the use of this Act's funds for any federal contract in excess of $1 million with respect to contractor resolution of claims under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Allows the Secretary to waive such requirements to avoid harm to national security.

(Sec. 8099) Prohibits funds from being distributed to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries.

(Sec. 8100) Earmarks specified O&M funds for operations of the integrated Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in Chicago, Illinois.

(Sec. 8103) Allows DOD funds to be used for the purchase of heavy and light armored vehicles for the physical security of personnel or for force protection purposes, up to a limit of $250,000 per vehicle.

(Sec. 8104) Earmarks specified DOD O&M funds for grants to assist the civilian population on Guam in response to the U.S. military buildup there. Requires the Secretary to notify the defense committees at least 15 days prior to obligating funds for such purpose.

(Sec. 8105) Establishes in the Treasury the Ship Modernization, Operations, and Sustainment Fund, and appropriates funds to such Fund, to be available through FY2014. Requires such funds to be used for manning, operating, sustaining, equipping, and modernizing specified Ticonderoga-class guided missiles and Whidbey Island-class dock landing ships.

(Sec. 8110) Appropriates funds to the Secretary, or for transfer to the Secretary of Education, to make grants to construct, renovate, repair, or expand elementary and secondary schools on military installations in order to address capacity or condition deficiencies.

(Sec. 8111) Prohibits any federal funds from being used to transfer or release to or within the United States or its territories or possessions Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who is not a citizen or member of the Armed Forces and is or was held by DOD on or after June 24, 2009, at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Guantanamo).

(Sec. 8112) Prohibits any federal funds from being used to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo to the custody or control of that individual's country of origin or any other foreign country or entity until 30 days after the Secretary certifies to Congress that, among other things, such country is not a designated state sponsor of terrorism and has agreed to ensure that such individual cannot take action to threaten the United States or its citizens or allies in the future. Prohibits the Secretary from making a transfer to a country or entity if there is a confirmed case of an individual who was detained at Guantanamo any time after September 11, 2001, was transferred to such country or entity, and subsequently engaged in any terrorist activity. Provides an exception to the latter prohibition for specified purposes, requiring 30 days' prior congressional notification.

(Sec. 8113) Prohibits any federal funds from being used to construct, acquire, or modify any facility in the United States or its territories or possessions to house any individual who, as of June 24, 2009, is located at Guantanamo, and who: (1) is not a U.S. citizen or a member of the Armed Forces; and (2) is either in DOD custody or control, or otherwise under detention at Guantanamo.

(Sec. 8114) Prohibits the use of funds to enter into a contract with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to any corporation: (1) against which an unpaid federal tax liability has been assessed, or (2) that was convicted of a felony criminal violation within the preceding 24 months.

(Sec. 8116) Prohibits the use of funds: (1) in contravention of federal criminal laws against human trafficking or the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000; (2) to support any military training or operation that includes child soldiers; (3) in contravention of the War Powers Resolution; (4) to retire, divest, realign, or transfer Air Force aircraft or associated units, or to disestablish or convert any other unit of the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve; (5) to retire C-23 Sherpa aircraft; (6) in contravention of requirements relating to the sharing with Russia of classified ballistic missile defense information; (7) in contravention of civil reserve aircraft airlift requirements; (8) to contract with any person or entity convicted of fraud against the federal government; (9) to contract with or provide a loan or loan guarantee to Rosoboronexport; or (10) to implement a new enrollment fee for DOD's TRICARE for Life program.

(Sec. 8121) Expresses the sense of the Senate that the next available Navy capital warship be named the USS Ted Stevens to recognize the public service achievements, military service sacrifice, and undaunted heroism and courage of the long-serving U.S. Senator for Alaska.

(Sec. 8123) Reduces by $72.718 million the total amount available for FY2013 for the pay of civilian DOD personnel.

Title IX: Overseas Contingency Operations - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for overseas contingency operations directly related to the global war on terrorism, specifically for: (1) military personnel, (2) O&M, (3) the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund, (4) the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, (5) procurement, (6) National Guard and reserve equipment, (7) RDT&E, (8) Defense Working Capital Funds, (9) the Defense Health Program, (10) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, (11) the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund, and (12) the Office of the Inspector General.

(Sec. 9002) Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest, to transfer up to $3.5 billion of the amounts made available to DOD in this title between any such appropriations for that fiscal year. Requires prompt congressional notification of each transfer.

(Sec. 9004) Authorizes the Secretary to use funds appropriated in this title to purchase motor vehicles for use by military and civilian DOD employees in Iraq and Afghanistan, with a limit of $75,000 per passenger vehicle and $250,000 per each heavy or light armored vehicle.

(Sec. 9005) Authorizes the use of up to $200 million to fund the Commander's Emergency Response Program (urgent humanitarian relief and reconstruction assistance in Afghanistan).

(Sec. 9006) Allows DOD O&M funds to be used to provide supplies, services, transportation, and other logistical support to coalition forces supporting military and stability operations in Afghanistan. Requires quarterly reports from the Secretary to the defense committees regarding such support.

(Sec. 9007) Prohibits any funds from being obligated or expended to: (1) establish any military installation or base for providing for the permanent stationing of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq or Afghanistan, or (2) exercise U.S. control over any oil resource of Iraq.

(Sec. 9008) Prohibits funds from being used in contravention of specified laws enacted or regulations promulgated to implement the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

(Sec. 9009) Prohibits funds provided for the Afghanistan Security Forces Funds from being obligated prior to the approval of a financial and activity plan by the Afghanistan Resources Oversight Council of DOD.

(Sec. 9011) Earmarks specified Army O&M funds to to allow the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan to carry out strategic business and economic assistance activities in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Requires the Secretary, at least 15 days in advance of making funds available for any such project of $5 million or more, to submit to the defense committees a detailed justification and timeline for the project.

(Sec. 9012) Allows the use of specified O&M funds to support U.S. government transition activities in Iraq by funding operations and activities of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq and security assistance teams. Requires 15 days' prior notification from the Secretary to the defense committees with respect to each proposed site and its timeline.

(Sec. 9013) Rescinds, under prior DOD appropriations Acts, specified amounts for: (1) the retroactive stop-loss special pay program; (2) the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund; (3) Army, Navy, and Marine Corps procurement; (4) the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Fund; (5) Air Force RDT&E; and (6) the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund.

(Sec. 9014) Prohibits DOD O&M funds from being used for payments to Pakistan as reimbursement for support provided with respect to U.S. military operations unless the Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of State, certifies to the appropriations committees that the government of Pakistan, among other things: (1) is cooperating with the United States in certain counterterrorism efforts, (2) is not supporting terrorist activities against U.S. or coalition forces in Afghanistan, and (3) is dismantling improvised explosive device networks and preventing the proliferation of nuclear-related material and expertise. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such restrictions on a case-by-case basis by certifying to such committees that it is in the U.S. national security interests.

Division B: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 - Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 - Title I: Department of Defense - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for DOD for: (1) military construction for the military departments, DOD, the Army and Air National Guard, and the Army, Navy, and Air Force reserves; (2) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program; (3) family housing construction and related operation and maintenance for the military departments and DOD; (4) the Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund; (5) chemical demilitarization construction; and (6) the Department of Defense Base Closure Accounts of 1990 and 2005.

Specifies restrictions and authorizations regarding the use of funds appropriated in this title and in other military construction appropriations Acts.

(Sec. 110) Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to initiate a new installation overseas without prior notification to the congressional appropriations committees.

(Sec. 113) Directs the Secretary to notify the appropriate congressional committees 30 days in advance of the plans and scope of any proposed military exercise involving U.S. personnel if construction costs are anticipated to exceed $100,000.

(Sec. 120) Authorizes the transfer of DOD funds for expenses associated with the Homeowners Assistance Program under the Metropolitan Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966.

(Sec. 123) Places specified restrictions and limitations on the obligation or expenditure of funds made available in this title or in any other military construction appropriations Act to carry out a military construction, land acquisition, or family housing project at or for a military installation approved for closure, or for supporting a function that has been approved for realignment to another installation, in 2005 under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990.

(Sec. 124) Provides for the transfer of lapsed unobligated military construction and family housing funds into the Foreign Currency Fluctuations, Defense account.

(Sec. 125) Prohibits the Secretary from using appropriated funds to take beneficial occupancy of more than 2,500 parking spaces provided by the BRAC (base realignment and closure) 133 project (northern Virginia). Allows a waiver of such prohibition under limited circumstances.

(Sec. 126) Prohibits this Act's funds from being used for any action that relates to or promotes the expansion of the boundaries or size of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colorado.

(Sec. 128) Prohibits the Secretary of the Army from using appropriated funds to relocate an Army unit that: (1) performs a testing mission or function that is not performed by any other Army unit and that is statutorily required, and (2) is located at a military installation at which the total number of Army and Army contractor personnel exceeds 10% of the total number of regular and reserve Army personnel assigned there. Allows an exception if such Secretary notifies the defense committees of such relocation's compliance with Army Regulation 5-10 concerning the policy, procedures, and responsibilities for Army stationing actions.

(Sec. 129) Prohibits DOD military construction funds from being used for the planning, design, and construction of projects at Arlington National Cemetery.

(Sec. 130) Cancels from prior appropriations Acts: (1) $20 million in defense-wide military construction funds, and (2) $132.513 million for the Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005.

Title II: Department of Veterans Affairs - Authorizes appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for: (1) the Veterans Benefits Administration, (2) readjustment benefits, (3) veterans insurance and indemnities, (4) the Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund, (5) the Vocational Rehabilitation Loans Program, (6) the Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program, (7) the Veterans Health Administration (including for medical and prosthetic research and information technology systems), (8) the National Cemetery Administration, (9) the Office of the Inspector General, (10) construction for major and minor projects, and (11) grants for the construction of state extended care facilities and veterans cemeteries.

Specifies restrictions and authorizations regarding the use of funds appropriated in this title.

(Sec. 210) Makes funds from this title available to reimburse expenses of the Office of Resolution Management and the Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication, within specified limits.

(Sec. 216) Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary, for purposes of this title) to enter into agreements with certain Indian tribes and tribal organizations in rural Alaska to provide health care, including behavioral health and dental care.

(Sec. 219) Directs the Secretary to report quarterly to the appropriations committees on the financial status of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

(Sec. 223) Allows certain VA funds to be used to fund operations at combined DOD/VA medical facilities. Requires written notification from the Secretary to the appropriations committees of any additional fund transfers for such purpose.

(Sec. 227) Directs the Secretary to notify the appropriations committees on all bid savings in major construction projects that total at least $5 million or 5% of the programmed amount, whichever is less.

(Sec. 229) Directs the Secretary to notify the appropriations committees quarterly concerning any single national outreach and awareness marketing campaign in which obligations exceed $2 million.

(Sec. 230) Requires the Secretary to submit a reprogramming request to the appropriations committees if, at any time during FY2013, the funding for a medical care initiative identified in the FY2013 expenditure plan is adjusted by more than $25 million from the allocation shown in the corresponding congressional budget justification.

(Sec. 231) Prohibits funds from this Act from being used to enter into a contract using procedures that do not give to small businesses owned and controlled by veterans and listed in a government database any available preference (except for a preference given to small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans).

Title III: Related Agencies - Appropriates funds for: (1) the American Battle Monuments Commission, (2) the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, (3) cemeterial expenses, and (4) the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

Title IV: Overseas Contingency Operations - Appropriates funds for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism, specifically for Navy and Marine Corps military construction.

(Sec. 401) Rescinds specified amounts of unobligated, prior-year military construction and overseas contingency operations funds, and makes such amounts available as emergency expenditures for overseas contingency operations and the global war on terrorism.

Title V: General Provisions - Specifies restrictions and authorities regarding the use of funds appropriated in this Act.

(Sec. 507) Prohibits this Act's funds from being used for: (1) a project or program named for an individual serving as a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner of the U.S. House of Representatives; (2) maintaining or establishing a computer network unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography; (3) funding the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN); (4) renovating, expanding, or constructing any facility in the United States in order to house any non-U.S. citizen detained at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; (5) paying for first-class travel by an agency employee in contravention of federal employee travel requirements; (6) entering into a contract or agreement with any corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation within the preceding 24 months, or that carries an unpaid federal tax liability; or (7) sending or paying for the attendance of more than 50 federal employees at a conference outside the United States, unless the relevant Secretary certifies to the appropriations committees that such attendance is important to the national interest.

Division C: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Makes continuing appropriations for FY2013.

Title I: General Provisions - (Sec. 1101) Appropriates FY2013 amounts at the FY2012 levels for continuing operations, projects, or activities as conducted in FY2012 and for which appropriations, funds, or other authority were made available in:

  • the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (division A of P.L. 112-55), except for appropriations designated for disaster relief;
  • the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (division B of P.L. 112-55), except for appropriations designated for disaster relief under the Economic Development Assistance Programs of the Economic Development Administration of the Department of Commerce;
  • the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (division B of P.L. 112-74);
  • the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2012 (division C of P.L. 112-74);
  • the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012 (division D of P.L. 112-74);
  • the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (division E of P.L. 112-74);
  • the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (division F of P.L. 112-74);
  • the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012 (division G of P.L. 112-74);
  • the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 (division I of P.L. 112-74);
  • the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (division C of P.L. 112-55), except for appropriations designated for disaster relief for the Federal Highway Administration of the Department of Transportation (DOT); and
  • the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. 112-77), except for appropriations for the Army Corps of Engineers-Civil.

Requires these FY2012 levels appropriated for FY2013 to be calculated without regard to any rescission or cancellation of funds or contract authority, other than: (1) the 0.16% across-the-board rescission in division E of P.L. 112-74 (relating to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies); and (2) the 0.189% across-the-board rescission in division F of P.L. 112-74 (relating to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies).

(Sec. 1104) Prohibits the use of such appropriations, or of any funds made available or authority granted by this Act, to initiate or resume any project or activity for which appropriations, funds, or other authority were not available during FY2012.

(Sec. 1106) Continues through FY2013 appropriations and funds made available and authority granted pursuant to this division, unless otherwise provided for in it or in the applicable appropriations Act.

(Sec. 1109) Continues funding at the FY2012 level for entitlements and other mandatory payments whose budget authority was provided in FY2012 appropriations Acts, and for activities under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.

Makes appropriations for the following accounts for advance payments for the first quarter of FY2014:

  • Special Benefits for Disabled Coal Miners,
  • Grants to States for Medicaid,
  • Payments to States for Child Support Enforcement and Family Support Programs,
  • Payments to States for Foster Care and Permanency, and
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program.

(Sec. 1110) Continues for the same purpose the designation of each amount made available in this division by reference to an appropriation previously designated by Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism (OCO/GWOT) under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) or as being for disaster relief under that Act.

Appropriates amounts to the Social Security Administration (SSA) to continue disability reviews and redeterminations under the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act.

(Sec. 1111) Provides advance appropriations for FY2014 or FY2015, respectively, in the same amount, with a comparable period of availability, for any discretionary account for which advance appropriations were provided for FY2013 or FY2014 in an appropriations Act for FY2012.

(Sec. 1112) Amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, as amended by the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011, to extend through December 31, 2013, the mandatory freeze on the pay of certain federal civilian employees.

Continues through such date the prohibition against receipt by a senior executive or senior-level employee of an increase in the individual's rate of basic pay absent a change of position that results in a substantial increase in responsibility or a promotion.

(Sec. 1113) Requires each specified federal department and agency to submit to the congressional appropriations committees a spending, expenditure, or operating plan for FY2013:

  • at the program, project, or activity level (or, for certain foreign assistance programs funded in the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, at the country, regional, and central program level, and for any international organization); or
  • at any greater level of detail required for funds covered by such a plan in an appropriations Act referred to in this division, in the joint explanatory statement accompanying such Act, or in committee report language incorporated by reference in such statement.

Requires the spending, expenditure, or operating plan to reflect any sequestration ordered by the President under the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act.

(Sec. 1114) Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to report monthly, from May 1 through November 1, 2013, to the congressional appropriations committees on all obligations incurred in FY2013, by each department and agency, using funds made available by this division.

Title II: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - (Sec. 1201) Allocates specified amounts for "domestic food programs, Food and Nutrition Service, commodity assistance program" with a specified set-aside for the commodity supplemental food program.

(Sec. 1202) Increases Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund Program Account amounts for: (1) unsubsidized guaranteed farm ownership loans, (2) gross obligations for the principal amount of direct operating loans, and (3) the cost of direct operating loans.

(Sec. 1203) Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to transfer funds among the loan and loan guarantee programs within the Rural Development mission area to maintain FY2012 program levels for such programs and activities during FY2013.

(Sec. 1204) Increases amounts provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (salaries and expenses) for medical device user fees by the amounts by which FY2013 fee levels exceed FY2012 fee levels.

(Sec. 1205) Provides that certain FY2013 fees shall be credited to the FDA (salaries and expenses) and remain available until expended.

(Sec. 1206) States that specified provisions of P.L. 112-55 shall not apply to funds appropriated by Division A of this Act.

(Sec. 1207) Provides that from Rural Economic Development Loans Program Account funds derived from interest on the cushion of credit payments: (1) a specified amount shall not be obligated, and (2) a specified amount is rescinded.

(Sec. 1208) Reduces funding that is exempt from limitation, and available on October 1, 2012, for the elementary school fresh fruit and vegetable program.

(Sec. 1209) Appropriates specified funds for the emergency watershed protection program for expenses from a major disaster declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

(Sec.1210) Provides that section 1109(a) of Division A of this Act shall not be construed to change the requirement that $3 billion, to remain available until September 30, 2014, be placed in reserve for the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program).

(Sec. 1211) Specifies the funding level for the National Agricultural Statistics Service, of which up to a specified amount shall be available until expended for the Census of Agriculture.

Title III: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - (Sec. 1301) Appropriates specific amounts for FY2013 for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for procurement, acquisition, and construction, including for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R system.

(Sec. 1302) Eliminates FY2013 appropriations to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for: (1) general administration, National Drug Intelligence Center; and (2) the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), construction.

(Sec. 1303) Appropriates specific amounts for FY2013 to DOJ for: (1) general administration, justice information sharing technology; (2) the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Federal Prison System for salaries and expenses; and (3) the Office of Justice Programs, state and local law enforcement assistance. Reduces funding from the FY2012 amount for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program.

(Sec. 1307) Rescinds specified amounts of unobligated balances available to DOJ for: (1) the Assets Forfeiture Fund, and (2) the Federal Prison System, buildings and facilities.

(Sec. 1309) Requires the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to be notified 45 days (currently, 15 days) in advance of specified reprogramming of funds.

(Sec. 1310) Limits the availability for obligation during FY2013 of: (1) specified income and unobligated balances of the DOJ Working Capital Fund, and (2) specified excess unobligated balances of the DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund. Designates specified amounts in the DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund in FY2013 for payments associated with joint law enforcement operations in FY2013. Requires the Attorney General to submit to the Appropriations Committees a spending plan detailing the planned distribution of DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund joint law enforcement operations funding during FY2013.

(Sec. 1311) Appropriates specific amounts for FY2013 to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for exploration, space operations, and cross agency support.

Title IV: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY2013 for the Department of Energy (DOE) Atomic Energy Defense Activities, National Nuclear Security Administration for: (1) weapons activities; and (2) the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation for domestic uranium enrichment research, development, and demonstration.

Extends through FY2013 the activities of the Appalachian Regional Commission which otherwise would have terminated on October 1, 2012.

Title V: Financial Services and General Government - (Sec. 1501) Authorizes the District of Columbia to expend local funds for programs and activities, subject to specified conditions.

Amends the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2012 (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012), to extend the District government's authority to approve and execute reprogramming and transfer requests of local funds under the Act through November 1, 2013.

(Sec. 1502) Increases the federal payment for emergency planning and security costs in the District. Specifies funding for costs associated with the Presidential Inauguration.

(Sec. 1503) Increases the ceiling on the amount of proceeds from the use of a competitive bidding system by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that may be retained and made available for obligation for FCC salaries and expenses.

(Sec. 1504) Authorizes the use of amounts made available by this division for salaries and expenses of departmental offices and of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of the Treasury to continue establishing procedures the Secretary of the Treasury determines necessary to deposit amounts in, and expend amounts from, the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund established under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (subtitle F of title I of division A of P.L. 112-141).

(Sec. 1505) Increases appropriations to the Office of Government Ethics for salaries and expenses. Specifies funding for development and deployment of the centralized, publicly accessible database required by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 or Stock Act (P.L. 112-105).

(Sec. 1506) Increases appropriations to the Small Business Administration (SBA), Business Loans Program Account for the cost of certain guaranteed loans under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958.

(Sec. 1507) Rescinds specified unobligated balances available for the Department of the Treasury, Treasury Forfeiture Fund.

Title VI: Homeland Security - (Sec. 1601) Requires amounts made available by this Division for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for salaries and expenses to be obligated as necessary to maintain staffing levels of Border Patrol agents, CBP officers, and Air and Marine interdiction agents in effect at the end of the fourth quarter of FY2012, or, with respect to Border Patrol agents, at such greater levels as may otherwise be required in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012. Directs the Commissioner of CBP to submit a detailed expenditure plan that specifies how the Commissioner will maintain such staffing levels throughout FY2013.

(Sec. 1602) Requires amounts made available by this Division for DHS, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for salaries and expenses to be obligated as necessary to maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds. Directs the Assistant Secretary of ICE to submit a detailed expenditure plan that specifies how the Assistant Secretary will maintain such detention bed levels throughout FY2013.

(Sec. 1603) Appropriates specific amounts for FY2013 to DHS for: (1) the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management; (2) analysis and operations; (3) CBP for salaries and expenses, border security fencing, infrastructure, and technology, and air and marine interdiction, operations, maintenance, and procurement; (4) the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for transportation security support, the Federal Air Marshals, and aviation security; (5) the Secret Service for salaries and expenses; (6) the National Protection and Programs Directorate for U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology and for infrastructure protection and information security; (7) the Office of Health Affairs, including for BioWatch and salaries and expenses; (8) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for salaries and expenses, including for the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System, capital improvements at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, and expenses related to modernization of automated systems; (9) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; and (10) the Coast Guard for acquisition, construction, and improvements.

(Sec. 1606) Rescinds specified amounts made available to the Coast Guard for acquisition, construction, and improvements, to be derived from funds for the fourth and fifth national security cutters.

(Sec. 1607) Directs the Secretary of DHS to submit an updated expenditure plan for essential cybersecurity activities.

(Sec. 1608) Amends the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 to extend: (1) through FY2013 certain undercover investigative operations authority of the Secret Service that is necessary for the detection and prosecution of crimes against the United States, and (2) until October 4, 2013, the authority of the DHS Secretary to issue regulations establishing risk-based performance standards for security of chemical facilities and requiring vulnerability assessments and the development and implementation of site security plans for chemical facilities.

(Sec. 1610) Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to extend until September 30, 2013, the DHS Secretary's authority to carry out a pilot program with respect to research and development projects.

(Sec. 1611) Amends the DHS Appropriations Act, 2012, to provide that specified limitations regarding funding of the Office of Policy under the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management shall not apply to funds appropriated by this Division.

Title VII: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - (Sec. 1701) Rescinds the contract authority provided for FY2013 for acquiring lands and waters for recreational areas in the National Park System, wilderness areas and other specified areas in the National Forest System, and certain land in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

(Sec. 1702) Sets the level of funding for the Department of the Interior, Department-Wide Programs, Wildland Fire Management account. Rescinds specified FY2013 amounts for wildfire suppression.

(Sec. 1703) Amends the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to require: (1) the holders of an unpatented lode mining claim, mill site, or tunnel site located before August 10, 1993, to pay a claim maintenance fee of $100 per claim or site; and (2) with respect to holders of an unpatented placer mining claim, such claim maintenance fee to be in lieu of the assessment work requirement and related filing requirements.

(Sec. 1704) Rescinds specified amounts for: (1) the Hazardous Substance Superfund; and (2) state and tribal assistance grants from unobligated Brownfields balances, unobligated categorical balances, unobligated Drinking Water State Revolving Funds balances, and unobligated Clean Water State Revolving Funds balances. Prohibits any such amounts from being rescinded from amounts that were designated by Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to a concurrent resolution on the budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

(Sec. 1705) Allows the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess pesticide registration service fees under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act for FY2013.

(Sec. 1706) Sets the level of funding for the Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Wildland Fire Management account. Appropriates an additional amount for FY2013 for such account for the repayment of other accounts from which funds were transferred in FY2012 for wildfire suppression.

(Sec. 1707) Continues in effect through FY2013 the authority for a pilot program for the purpose of enhancing Forest Service administration of rights-of-way and other land uses.

(Sec. 1708) Eliminates funding for the Presidio Trust, Presidio Trust Fund and Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, Capital Construction account.

(Sec. 1709) Regulates contract support costs.

Title VIII: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - (Sec. 1801) Authorizes the transfer to the Office of Job Corps for operations for FY2012 and FY2013 of up to a specified amount of any previously unobligated amounts appropriated to the Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor. Requires the transfer of another specified amount to support Job Corps operations for the program year ending June 30, 2013.

(Sec. 1802) Makes appropriations to the Department for veterans employment and training, of which a certain amount shall be derived from the Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund.

Requires FY2012 funding levels for Veterans Workforce Investment Program grants to be used, and made available through FY2013, for the Transition Assistance Program and activities of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Designates certain amounts for the Transition Assistance Program and the National Veterans' Employment and Training Services Institute.

(Sec. 1803) Applies certain FY2012 funding limitations contained in division F of Public Law 112-74 to funds made available by this division for FY2013 to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program of the Administration for Children and Families.

(Sec. 1804) Makes appropriations to HHS for the Refugee and Entrant Assistance program of the Administration for Children and Families.

(Sec. 1805) Applies specified FY2012 rescissions of funds contained in division F of Public Law 112-74 also to funds made available in this division for FY2013 for: (1) performance bonus payments under title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance Program) (CHIP) of the Social Security Act for offsetting additional Medicaid and CHIP child enrollment costs resulting from enrollment and retention efforts, and (2) the Independent Payment Advisory Board (also known as the Independent Medicare Advisory Board), which is required to develop proposals to reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending.

(Sec. 1806) Requires the use of specified funds, made available to the Department of Education for safe schools and citizenship education under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, for the Project School Emergency Response to Violence program to provide education-related services to local educational agencies and institutions of higher education where the learning environment has been disrupted due to a violent or traumatic crisis.

Title IX: Legislative Branch - (Sec. 1901) Authorizes the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) to transfer a limited aggregate amount of funds between specified AOC accounts solely for expenses related to the rehabilitation of the U.S. Capitol Dome.

Subjects such transferred amounts to the approval of the congressional appropriations committees.

Makes such funds available until expended.

Title X: Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs - (Sec. 2001) Sets forth specified Department of State funding levels for: (1) diplomatic and consular programs, with a specified set-aside for worldwide security protection; and (2) embassy security, construction, and maintenance.

States that such funds shall be used for operations at high threat posts, security programs to protect personnel and property under Chief of Mission authority, securing classified U.S. government information and equipment, and security construction or upgrades at Department facilities.

Rescinds specified unobligated balances from funds appropriated by P.L. 112-74 under the heading "overseas contingency operations/global war on terrorism, Department of State, administration of foreign affairs, diplomatic and consular programs" and designated by Congress for overseas contingency operations/global war on terrorism.

Directs the Secretary to report to Congress regarding security requirements at U.S. diplomatic facilities abroad.

(Sec. 2002) Increases the minimum amount of: (1) foreign military financing funds available for Israel, and (2) funds for the procurement in Israel of defense articles and defense services, including research and development.

(Sec. 2003) States that the funding level for each of the following accounts shall be $0: (1) multilateral assistance, international financial institutions, contribution to the Enterprise for the Americas Multilateral Investment Fund; and (2) multilateral assistance, international financial institutions, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, limitation on callable capital subscriptions.

States that the funding level for each of the following shall be $0: (1) payment to the International Development Association by the Secretary of the Treasury for costs under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative, (2) payment to the Inter-American Investment Corporation by the Secretary of the Treasury, and (3) payment to the African Development Fund by the Secretary of the Treasury for costs under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative.

(Sec. 2004) Amends the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990 to extend: (1) through FY2013 the refugee set-aside for aliens who are nationals of an independent state of the former Soviet Union, Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania and who are participating members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church or the Ukrainian Orthodox Church; and (2) through October 1, 2013, certain refugee application or reapplication deadlines.

Extends through September 30, 2013 the period for qualifying for adjustment to permanent resident status for an alien who was a national of an independent state of the former Soviet Union, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia and was granted parole into the United States after being denied refugee status.

(Sec. 2005) Rescinds specified funds from unexpended balances making appropriations for the Department, foreign operations, and related programs.

Title XI: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - (Sec. 2101) Declares that certain authorized, restricted, and prohibited uses of federal-aid highways obligation limitations by the Federal Highway Administration of the Department of Transportation (DOT) shall not apply under this division.

Decreases the obligation ceiling for FY2013 for federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs.

(Sec. 2102) Makes appropriations to the Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) for highway traffic safety grants. Decreases and applies a certain funding limitation contained in division C of Public Law 112-55 for FY2012 to funds made available for FY2013 for specified NHTSA highway traffic safety grant programs.

Eliminates FY2013 funding for NHTSA safety belt performance grants.

Replaces: (1) the Occupant Protection Incentive Grants Program with the Occupant Protection Grants Program, (2) the Alcohol-Impaired Driving Countermeasures Incentive Grant Program with the Impaired Driving Countermeasures Grant Program, and (3) the Child Safety and Child Booster Seat Safety Incentive Grants Program with the Occupant Protection Grants Program.

Eliminates FY2013 funding for: (1) annual evaluation of the effectiveness of state traffic safety law enforcement campaigns under the High Visibility Enforcement Program, and (2) the modernization of the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS).

(Sec. 2103) Applies FY2012 amounts for formula and bus grants programs in division C of Public Law 112-55 to amounts made available in this division for FY2013 for such programs. Eliminates any payment of obligations for specified repealed programs, but requires obligations payments for the bus testing facility, the National Transit Institute, state of good repair grants.

(Sec. 2104) Changes to September 30, 2013, the deadline for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to ensure Metrorail customers that a licensed wireless provider has notified WMATA of its intent to offer wireless service to the public, without which notice WMATA faces a denial of grants from the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) for capital and preventive maintenance projects.

(Sec. 2105) Authorizes appropriations for the essential air service program through September 30, 2013, with application of certain requirements for distribution of any funds in the FAA Treasury account exceeding $50 million in a fiscal year which are derived from air traffic control and other aviation safety fees.

(Sec. 2106) Limits to no more than a specified amount the appropriated funds available for the emergency solutions grants program (formerly the Emergency Shelter Grants Program) for the homeless under subtitle B of title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

(Sec. 2107) Makes appropriations to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for public and Indian housing and guaranteed loans under the Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund Program Account. Increases the amount of funds available to subsidize total loan principal under such loan guarantees.

Division D: Across-the-Board Reductions - (Sec. 3001) Rescinds the applicable percentage of:

  • the budget authority provided (or obligation limit imposed) for FY2013 for any discretionary account in divisions A through C of this Act,
  • the budget authority provided in any advance appropriation for FY2013 for any discretionary account in any prior fiscal year appropriation Act, and
  • the contract authority provided in FY2013 for any program subject to limitation incorporated or otherwise contained in divisions A through C of this Act.

Specifies these applicable percentages as:

  • 0.098% for budget authority in the nonsecurity category (as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985) (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act), and
  • 0.109% for budget authority in the security category (as defined in the Act).

Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to increase the applicable percentage for any category by the amount necessary to eliminate any excessive amount in that category if, for FY2013, the amount of new budget authority provided in appropriation Acts exceeds the discretionary spending limits set forth in the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act because of estimating differences with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Excludes from such rescission:

  • amounts designated by Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism or for disaster relief, or
  • the amount made available by division C of this Act for a specified limitation on administrative expenses of the Social Security Administration for continuing disability reviews under titles II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) and XVI (Supplemental Security Income) (SSI) of the Social Security Act and for the cost associated with conducting eligibility redeterminations.

Requires the OMB Director to report to the congressional appropriations committees on the account and amount of each such rescission.

(Sec. 3002) Requires that, if on or after enactment of this Act a sequestration order issued by the President pursuant to the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act is in effect, the reductions in each discretionary account under the order: (1) apply to the amounts provided in this Act, and (2) are in addition to any reductions required by that Act.

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