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                                                       Calendar No. 547
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2553

                          [Report No. 106-293]

 Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
   Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
           ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 12, 2000

  Mr. Specter, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported, under 
authority of the order of the Senate of January 6, 1999, the following 
     original bill; which was read twice and placed on the calendar

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                                 A BILL


 
 Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
   Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
           ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums 
are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, 
and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2001, and for other purposes, namely:

                      TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

                 Employment and Training Administration

                    training and employment services

    For necessary expenses of the Workforce Investment Act, including 
the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles, the construction, 
alteration, and repair of buildings and other facilities, and the 
purchase of real property for training centers as authorized by the 
Workforce Investment Act and the National Skill Standards Act of 1994; 
$2,990,141,000 plus reimbursements, of which $1,718,801,000 is 
available for obligation for the period July 1, 2001 through June 30, 
2002, of which $1,250,965,000 is available for obligation for the 
period April 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002, including $1,000,965,000 to 
carry out chapter 4 of the Workforce Investment Act and $250,000,000 to 
carry out section 169 of such Act; and of which $20,375,000 is 
available for the period July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2004 for 
necessary expenses of construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition of 
Job Corps centers: Provided, That $9,098,000 shall be for carrying out 
section 172 of the Workforce Investment Act, and $3,500,000 shall be 
for carrying out the National Skills Standards Act of 1994: Provided 
further, That no funds from any other appropriation shall be used to 
provide meal services at or for Job Corps centers: Provided further, 
That funds provided to carry out section 171(d) of such Act may be used 
for demonstration projects that provide assistance to new entrants in 
the workforce and incumbent workers: Provided further, That funding 
provided to carry out projects under section 171 of the Workforce 
Investment Act of 1998 that are identified in the Conference Agreement, 
shall not be subject to the requirements of section 171(b)(2)(B) of 
such Act, the requirements of section 171(c)(4)(D) of such Act, or the 
joint funding requirements of sections 171(b)(2)(A) and 171(c)(4)(A) of 
such Act: Provided further, That funding appropriated herein for 
Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Activities under section 
132(a)(2)(A) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 may be distributed 
for Dislocated Worker Projects under section 171(d) of the Act without 
regard to the 10 percent limitation contained in section 171(d) of the 
Act.
    For necessary expenses of the Workforce Investment Act, including 
the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles, the construction, 
alteration, and repair of buildings and other facilities, and the 
purchase of real property for training centers as authorized by the 
Workforce Investment Act; $2,463,000,000 plus reimbursements, of which 
$2,363,000,000 is available for obligation for the period October 1, 
2001 through June 30, 2002, and of which $100,000,000 is available for 
the period October 1, 2001 through June 30, 2004, for necessary 
expenses of construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition of Job Corps 
centers.

            community service employment for older americans

    To carry out the activities for national grants or contracts with 
public agencies and public or private nonprofit organizations under 
paragraph (1)(A) of section 506(a) of title V of the Older Americans 
Act of 1965, as amended, or to carry out older worker activities as 
subsequently authorized, $343,356,000.
    To carry out the activities for grants to States under paragraph 
(3) of section 506(a) of title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as 
amended, or to carry out older worker activities as subsequently 
authorized, $96,844,000.

              federal unemployment benefits and allowances

    For payments during the current fiscal year of trade adjustment 
benefit payments and allowances under part I; and for training, 
allowances for job search and relocation, and related State 
administrative expenses under part II, subchapters B and D, chapter 2, 
title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, $406,550,000, together 
with such amounts as may be necessary to be charged to the subsequent 
appropriation for payments for any period subsequent to September 15 of 
the current year.

     state unemployment insurance and employment service operations

    For authorized administrative expenses, $153,452,000, together with 
not to exceed $3,095,978,000 (including not to exceed $1,228,000 which 
may be used for amortization payments to States which had independent 
retirement plans in their State employment service agencies prior to 
1980), which may be expended from the Employment Security 
Administration account in the Unemployment Trust Fund including the 
cost of administering section 51 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 
as amended, section 7(d) of the Wagner-Peyser Act, as amended, the 
Trade Act of 1974, as amended, the Immigration Act of 1990, and the 
Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, and of which the sums 
available in the allocation for activities authorized by title III of 
the Social Security Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 502-504), and the sums 
available in the allocation for necessary administrative expenses for 
carrying out 5 U.S.C. 8501-8523, shall be available for obligation by 
the States through December 31, 2001, except that funds used for 
automation acquisitions shall be available for obligation by the States 
through September 30, 2003; and of which $153,452,000, together with 
not to exceed $763,283,000 of the amount which may be expended from 
said trust fund, shall be available for obligation for the period July 
1, 2001 through June 30, 2002, to fund activities under the Act of June 
6, 1933, as amended, including the cost of penalty mail authorized 
under 39 U.S.C. 3202(a)(1)(E) made available to States in lieu of 
allotments for such purpose: Provided, That to the extent that the 
Average Weekly Insured Unemployment (AWIU) for fiscal year 2001 is 
projected by the Department of Labor to exceed 2,396,000, an additional 
$28,600,000 shall be available for obligation for every 100,000 
increase in the AWIU level (including a pro rata amount for any 
increment less than 100,000) from the Employment Security 
Administration Account of the Unemployment Trust Fund: Provided 
further, That funds appropriated in this Act which are used to 
establish a national one-stop career center system, or which are used 
to support the national activities of the Federal-State unemployment 
insurance programs, may be obligated in contracts, grants or agreements 
with non-State entities: Provided further, That funds appropriated 
under this Act for activities authorized under the Wagner-Peyser Act, 
as amended, and title III of the Social Security Act, may be used by 
the States to fund integrated Employment Service and Unemployment 
Insurance automation efforts, notwithstanding cost allocation 
principles prescribed under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-
87.

        advances to the unemployment trust fund and other funds

    For repayable advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund as authorized 
by sections 905(d) and 1203 of the Social Security Act, as amended, and 
to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund as authorized by section 
9501(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended; and for 
nonrepayable advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund as authorized by 
section 8509 of title 5, United States Code, and to the ``Federal 
unemployment benefits and allowances'' account, to remain available 
until September 30, 2002, $435,000,000.
    In addition, for making repayable advances to the Black Lung 
Disability Trust Fund in the current fiscal year after September 15, 
2001, for costs incurred by the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund in the 
current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary.

                         program administration

    For expenses of administering employment and training programs, 
$107,651,000, including $6,431,000 to support up to 75 full-time 
equivalent staff, the majority of which will be term Federal 
appointments lasting no more than 1 year, to administer welfare-to-work 
grants, together with not to exceed $48,507,000, which may be expended 
from the Employment Security Administration account in the Unemployment 
Trust Fund.

              Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses for the Pension and Welfare Benefits 
Administration, $103,342,000.

                  Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

               pension benefit guaranty corporation fund

    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is authorized to make such 
expenditures, including financial assistance authorized by section 104 
of Public Law 96-364, within limits of funds and borrowing authority 
available to such Corporation, and in accord with law, and to make such 
contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as 
provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, as 
amended (31 U.S.C. 9104), as may be necessary in carrying out the 
program through September 30, 2001, for such Corporation: Provided, 
That not to exceed $11,652,000 shall be available for administrative 
expenses of the Corporation: Provided further, That expenses of such 
Corporation in connection with the termination of pension plans, for 
the acquisition, protection or management, and investment of trust 
assets, and for benefits administration services shall be considered as 
non-administrative expenses for the purposes hereof, and excluded from 
the above limitation.

                  Employment Standards Administration

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses for the Employment Standards Administration, 
including reimbursement to State, Federal, and local agencies and their 
employees for inspection services rendered, $350,779,000, together with 
$1,985,000 which may be expended from the Special Fund in accordance 
with sections 39(c), 44(d) and 44(j) of the Longshore and Harbor 
Workers' Compensation Act: Provided, That $2,000,000 shall be for the 
development of an alternative system for the electronic submission of 
reports required to be filed under the Labor-Management Reporting and 
Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended, and for a computer database of the 
information for each submission by whatever means, that is indexed and 
easily searchable by the public via the Internet: Provided further, 
That the Secretary of Labor is authorized to accept, retain, and spend, 
until expended, in the name of the Department of Labor, all sums of 
money ordered to be paid to the Secretary of Labor, in accordance with 
the terms of the Consent Judgment in Civil Action No. 91-0027 of the 
United States District Court for the District of the Northern Mariana 
Islands (May 21, 1992): Provided further, That the Secretary of Labor 
is authorized to establish and, in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3302, 
collect and deposit in the Treasury fees for processing applications 
and issuing certificates under sections 11(d) and 14 of the Fair Labor 
Standards Act of 1938, as amended (29 U.S.C. 211(d) and 214) and for 
processing applications and issuing registrations under title I of the 
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 1801 
et seq.).

                            special benefits

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For the payment of compensation, benefits, and expenses (except 
administrative expenses) accruing during the current or any prior 
fiscal year authorized by title 5, chapter 81 of the United States 
Code; continuation of benefits as provided for under the heading 
``Civilian War Benefits'' in the Federal Security Agency Appropriation 
Act, 1947; the Employees' Compensation Commission Appropriation Act, 
1944; sections 4(c) and 5(f) of the War Claims Act of 1948 (50 U.S.C. 
App. 2012); and 50 percent of the additional compensation and benefits 
required by section 10(h) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' 
Compensation Act, as amended, $56,000,000 together with such amounts as 
may be necessary to be charged to the subsequent year appropriation for 
the payment of compensation and other benefits for any period 
subsequent to August 15 of the current year: Provided, That amounts 
appropriated may be used under section 8104 of title 5, United States 
Code, by the Secretary of Labor to reimburse an employer, who is not 
the employer at the time of injury, for portions of the salary of a 
reemployed, disabled beneficiary: Provided further, That balances of 
reimbursements unobligated on September 30, 2000, shall remain 
available until expended for the payment of compensation, benefits, and 
expenses: Provided further, That in addition there shall be transferred 
to this appropriation from the Postal Service and from any other 
corporation or instrumentality required under section 8147(c) of title 
5, United States Code, to pay an amount for its fair share of the cost 
of administration, such sums as the Secretary determines to be the cost 
of administration for employees of such fair share entities through 
September 30, 2001: Provided further, That of those funds transferred 
to this account from the fair share entities to pay the cost of 
administration, $30,510,000 shall be made available to the Secretary as 
follows: (1) for the operation of and enhancement to the automated data 
processing systems, including document imaging, medical bill review, 
and periodic roll management, in support of Federal Employees' 
Compensation Act administration, $19,971,000; (2) for conversion to a 
paperless office, $7,005,000; (3) for communications redesign, 
$750,000; (4) for information technology maintenance and support, 
$2,784,000; and (5) the remaining funds shall be paid into the Treasury 
as miscellaneous receipts: Provided further, That the Secretary may 
require that any person filing a notice of injury or a claim for 
benefits under chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, or 33 U.S.C. 
901 et seq., provide as part of such notice and claim, such identifying 
information (including Social Security account number) as such 
regulations may prescribe.

                    black lung disability trust fund

                     (including transfer of funds)

    Beginning in fiscal year 2001 and thereafter, such sums as may be 
necessary from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, to remain 
available until expended, for payment of all benefits authorized by 
section 9501(d)(1) (2) (4) and (7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1954, as amended; and interest on advances as authorized by section 
9501(c)(2) of that Act. In addition, the following amounts shall be 
available from the Fund for fiscal year 2001 for expenses of operation 
and administration of the Black Lung Benefits program as authorized by 
section 9501(d)(5) of that Act: $30,393,000 for transfer to the 
Employment Standards Administration, ``Salaries and Expenses''; 
$21,590,000 for transfer to Departmental Management, ``Salaries and 
Expenses''; $318,000 for transfer to Departmental Management, ``Office 
of Inspector General''; and $356,000 for payments into Miscellaneous 

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