H.R.2642

One Hundred Tenth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday,

the third day of January, two thousand and eight

An Act

Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

TITLE I--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, AND OTHER SECURITY-RELATED MATTERS

CHAPTER 1--AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service

public law 480 title ii grants

CHAPTER 2--JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Inspector General

Legal Activities

salaries and expenses, general legal activities

salaries and expenses, united states attorneys

United States Marshals Service

salaries and expenses

Federal Bureau of Investigation

salaries and expenses

Drug Enforcement Administration

salaries and expenses

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

salaries and expenses

Federal Prison System

salaries and expenses

GENERAL PROVISION, THIS CHAPTER

CHAPTER 3--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Military Construction, Army

Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

Military Construction, Air Force

Military Construction, Defense-Wide

Family Housing Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Departmental Administration

general operating expenses

information technology systems

construction, major projects

GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS CHAPTER

‘Sec. 5302A Collection of indebtedness: certain debts of members of the Armed Forces and veterans who die of injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in a combat zone

CHAPTER 4--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND FOREIGN OPERATIONS

SUBCHAPTER A--SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Administration of Foreign Affairs

diplomatic and consular programs

office of inspector general

(including transfer of funds)

embassy security, construction, and maintenance

International Organizations

contributions to international organizations

contributions for international peacekeeping activities

RELATED AGENCY

Broadcasting Board of Governors

international broadcasting operations

BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

Funds Appropriated to the President

international disaster assistance

operating expenses of the united states agency for international development

operating expenses of the united states agency for international development office of inspector general

Other Bilateral Economic Assistance

economic support fund

Department of State

democracy fund

international narcotics control and law enforcement

migration and refugee assistance

united states emergency refugee and migration assistance fund

nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programs

MILITARY ASSISTANCE

Funds Appropriated to the President

foreign military financing program

SUBCHAPTER B--BRIDGE FUND SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Administration of Foreign Affairs

diplomatic and consular programs

office of inspector general

(including transfer of funds)

embassy security, construction, and maintenance

International Organizations

contributions to international organizations

contributions for international peacekeeping activities

RELATED AGENCY

Broadcasting Board of Governors

international broadcasting operations

BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

Funds Appropriated to the President

global health and child survival

development assistance

international disaster assistance

operating expenses of the united states agency for international development

operating expenses of the united states agency for international development office of inspector general

Other Bilateral Economic Assistance

economic support fund

Department of State

international narcotics control and law enforcement

migration and refugee assistance

nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programs

MILITARY ASSISTANCE

Funds Appropriated to the President

foreign military financing program

peacekeeping operations

SUBCHAPTER C--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS CHAPTER

EXTENSION OF AUTHORITIES

IRAQ

AFGHANISTAN

WEST BANK

WAIVER OF CERTAIN SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH KOREA

MEXICO

CENTRAL AMERICA

buying power maintenance account

(including transfers of funds)

SERBIA

RESCISSIONS

DARFUR PEACEKEEPING

TIBET

jordan

(including rescission of funds)

ALLOCATIONS

REPROGRAMMING AUTHORITY

SPENDING PLANS AND NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TITLE II--DOMESTIC MATTERS

CHAPTER 1--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

salaries and expenses

CHAPTER 2--COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

periodic censuses and programs

(including transfer of funds)

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Federal Prison System

salaries and expenses

OTHER AGENCIES

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

science, aeronautics and exploration

National Science Foundation

research and related activities

education and human resources

CHAPTER 3--ENERGY

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

ENERGY PROGRAMS

Science

ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER DEFENSE ACTIVITIES

Defense Environmental Cleanup

CHAPTER 4--LABOR AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

state unemployment insurance and employment service operations

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health

office of the director

(including transfer of funds)

CHAPTER 5--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Payment to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress

TITLE III--NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY

CHAPTER 1--AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency

emergency conservation program

Natural Resources Conservation Service

emergency watershed protection program

CHAPTER 2--COMMERCE

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration

economic development assistance programs

CHAPTER 3--CORPS OF ENGINEERS

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

Corps of Engineers--Civil

construction

mississippi river and tributaries

operation and maintenance

flood control and coastal emergencies

expenses

CHAPTER 4--SMALL BUSINESS

Small Business Administration

disaster loans program account

(including transfer of funds)

CHAPTER 5--FEMA DISASTER RELIEF

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

disaster relief

CHAPTER 6--HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Permanent Supportive Housing

Community Planning and Development

community development fund

TITLE IV--EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

FEDERAL-STATE AGREEMENTS

EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION ACCOUNT

PAYMENTS TO STATES HAVING AGREEMENTS FOR THE PAYMENT OF EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

FINANCING PROVISIONS

FRAUD AND OVERPAYMENTS

DEFINITIONS

APPLICABILITY

TITLE V--VETERANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE

SHORT TITLE

FINDINGS

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO SERVE AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

‘CHAPTER 33--POST-9/11 EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE

‘subchapter i--definitions

‘subchapter ii--educational assistance

‘subchapter iii--administrative provisions

‘SUBCHAPTER I--DEFINITIONS

‘Sec. 3301. Definitions

‘SUBCHAPTER II--EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE

‘Sec. 3311. Educational assistance for service in the Armed Forces commencing on or after September 11, 2001: entitlement

‘Sec. 3312. Educational assistance: duration

‘Sec. 3313. Educational assistance: amount; payment

‘Sec. 3314. Tutorial assistance

‘Sec. 3315. Licensure and certification tests

‘Sec. 3316. Supplemental educational assistance: members with critical skills or specialty; members serving additional service

‘Sec. 3317. Public-private contributions for additional educational assistance

‘Sec. 3318. Additional assistance: relocation or travel assistance for individual relocating or traveling significant distance for pursuit of a program of education

‘Sec. 3319. Authority to transfer unused education benefits to family members

‘SUBCHAPTER III--ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

‘Sec. 3321. Time limitation for use of and eligibility for entitlement

‘Sec. 3322. Bar to duplication of educational assistance benefits

‘Sec. 3323. Administration

‘Sec. 3324. Allocation of administration and costs

3301.’.

(aa) the number of months of entitlement to basic educational assistance under chapter 30 of title 38, United States Code, remaining to the individual at the time of the election; plus

(bb) the number of months, if any, of entitlement under such chapter 30 revoked by the individual under paragraph (3)(A); and

INCREASE IN AMOUNTS OF BASIC EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE UNDER THE MONTGOMERY GI BILL

MODIFICATION OF AMOUNT AVAILABLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES ADMINISTERING VETERANS EDUCATION BENEFITS

AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER UNUSED EDUCATION BENEFITS TO FAMILY MEMBERS FOR CAREER SERVICE MEMBERS

‘Sec. 3020. Authority to transfer unused education benefits to family members for career service members

‘Sec. 16132a. Authority to transfer unused education benefits to family members

‘Sec. 16163a. Authority to transfer unused education benefits to family members

TITLE VI--ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING

CHAPTER 1--CLOSE THE CONTRACTOR FRAUD LOOPHOLE

SHORT TITLE

REVISION OF THE FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION

DEFINITION

CHAPTER 2--GOVERNMENT FUNDING TRANSPARENCY

SHORT TITLE

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN RECIPIENTS OF FEDERAL AWARDS

TITLE VII--MEDICAID PROVISIONS

‘ASSET VERIFICATION THROUGH ACCESS TO INFORMATION HELD BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

‘MEDICARE IMPROVEMENT FUND

‘MEDICAID IMPROVEMENT FUND

TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT

AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION

REDUCTION IN DEFENSE AMOUNTS

JOINT BASING INITIATIVES

DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM

SHORT TITLE

TITLE IX

DEFENSE MATTERS

CHAPTER 1

DEFENSE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--MILITARY

MILITARY PERSONNEL

Military Personnel, Army

Military Personnel, Navy

Military Personnel, Marine Corps

Military Personnel, Air Force

Reserve Personnel, Army

Reserve Personnel, Navy

Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps

Reserve Personnel, Air Force

National Guard Personnel, Army

National Guard Personnel, Air Force

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

Operation and Maintenance, Army

Operation and Maintenance, Navy

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps

Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide

Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve

Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve

Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve

Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve

Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard

Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard

Iraq Freedom Fund

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Afghanistan Security Forces Fund

Iraq Security Forces Fund

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

PROCUREMENT

Aircraft Procurement, Army

Missile Procurement, Army

Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army

Procurement of Ammunition, Army

Other Procurement, Army

Aircraft Procurement, Navy

Weapons Procurement, Navy

Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps

Other Procurement, Navy

Procurement, Marine Corps

Aircraft Procurement, Air Force

Missile Procurement, Air Force

Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force

Other Procurement, Air Force

Procurement, Defense-Wide

National Guard and Reserve Equipment

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy

Research, Development, Test And Evaluation, Air Force

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide

REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

Defense Working Capital Funds

National Defense Sealift Fund

OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

Defense Health Program

Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Office of the Inspector General

GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

CHAPTER 2

DEFENSE BRIDGE FUND APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--MILITARY

MILITARY PERSONNEL

Military Personnel, Army

Military Personnel, Navy

Military Personnel, Marine Corps

Military Personnel, Air Force

National Guard Personnel, Army

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

Operation and Maintenance, Army

Operation and Maintenance, Navy

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps

Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide

Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve

Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve

Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve

Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve

Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard

Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard

Afghanistan Security Forces Fund

Iraq Security Forces Fund

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

PROCUREMENT

Aircraft Procurement, Army

Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army

Procurement of Ammunition, Army

Other Procurement, Army

Other Procurement, Navy

Procurement, Marine Corps

Aircraft Procurement, Air Force

Other Procurement, Air Force

Procurement, Defense-Wide

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide

OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

Defense Health Program

Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS CHAPTER

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

CHAPTER 3

GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

(RESCISSIONS)

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.