Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill is in the Senate.

Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill is in the Senate.

Last week on the 19th of June, the Senate voted to proceed to consideration of the appropriations bill for the Departments of Commerce and Justice and for Science programs. First a little history and then a full line by line of the spending items.

The appropriations bill was introduced in the House on May 15th by Rep. Frank Wolf (Virginia, 10th District which includes Manassas and Winchester) and had no co-sponsors. It was passed by the House on the 30th of May and was sent over to the Senate. While the bill was in the House, 84 amendments were filed, but as of right now, there are 125 amendments filed in the Senate.

Now for the line by line of spending items in this appropriations bill.

Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration, operations and administration, $473,000,000

  • not less than $16,400,000 China antidumping and countervailing duty enforcement and compliance activities

Bureau of Industry and Security, operations and administration, $103,500,000

Economic Development Administration, economic development assistance programs, $210,500,000

  • $5,000,000 projects to facilitate the relocation, to the United States, of a source of employment located outside the United States
  • $5,000,000 loan guarantees

Economic Development Administration, salaries and expenses, $37,000,000

Minority Business Development Agency, minority business development, $30,000,000

Economic and Statistical Analysis, salaries and expenses, $99,000,000

Bureau of the Census, salaries and expenses, $248,000,000

Bureau of the Census, periodic censuses and programs, $858,500,000

  • $1,551,000 transferred to the `Office of Inspector General’

National Telecommunications and Information Administration, salaries and expenses, $36,700,000

United States Patent and Trademark Office, salaries and expenses, $3,458,000,000

National Institute of Standards and Technology, scientific and technical research and services, $670,500,000

National Institute of Standards and Technology, industrial technology services, $130,000,000

National Institute of Standards and Technology, construction of research facilities, $55,300,000

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, operations, research, and facilities, $3,089,480,000

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, procurement, acquisition and construction, $2,176,290,000

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, pacific coastal salmon recovery, $65,000,000

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, fishermen’s contingency fund, not to exceed $350,000, to be derived from receipts collected

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, fisheries finance program account,

  • not exceed $24,000,000 for Individual Fishing Quota loans
  • not to exceed $100,000,000 for traditional direct loans

Departmental Management, salaries and expenses, $54,000,000

Departmental Management, renovation and modernization, $4,000,000

Departmental Management, office of inspector general, $30,596,000

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

General Administration, salaries and expenses, $103,851,000

General Administration, justice information sharing technology, $25,842,000

General Administration, administrative review and appeals, $335,000,000

  • not to exceed $10,000,000 is for the Executive Office for Immigration Review

General Administration, office of inspector general, $88,000,000

United States Parole Commission, salaries and expenses, $13,308,000

Legal Activities, salaries and expenses, general legal activities, $893,000,000

  • not to exceed $20,000 for expenses of collecting evidence
  • not to exceed $20,000,000 for litigation support contracts
  • In addition, for reimbursement of expenses, not to exceed $7,833,000, to be appropriated from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

Legal Activities, salaries and expenses, antitrust division, $162,246,000

Legal Activities, salaries and expenses, United States attorneys, $1,970,000,000

Legal Activities, United States trustee system fund, $225,908,000

Legal Activities, salaries and expenses, foreign claims settlement commission, $2,326,000.

Legal Activities, fees and expenses of witnesses, $270,000,000

  • not to exceed $16,000,000 is for construction of buildings for protected witness safesites
  • not to exceed $3,000,000 is for the purchase and maintenance of armored and other vehicles for witness security caravans
  • not to exceed $11,000,000 is for the purchase, installation, maintenance, and upgrade of secure telecommunications equipment and a secure automated information network to store and retrieve the identities and locations of protected witnesses

Legal Activities, salaries and expenses, community relations service, $12,000,000

Legal Activities, assets forfeiture fund, $20,514,000

United States Marshals Service, salaries and expenses, $1,199,000,000

United States Marshals Service, construction, $9,800,000

United States Marshals Service, federal prisoner detention, $1,595,307,000

  • not to exceed $20,000,000 shall be `funds appropriated for State and local law enforcement assistance’

National Security Division, salaries and expenses, $94,800,000

  • not to exceed $5,000,000 information technology systems

Interagency Law Enforcement, interagency crime and drug enforcement, $515,000,000

Federal Bureau of Investigation, salaries and expenses, $8,356,857,000

  • not less than $8,500,000 National Gang and Human Trafficking Intelligence Center

Federal Bureau of Investigation, construction, $110,982,000

Drug Enforcement Administration, salaries and expenses, $2,053,320,000

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, salaries and expenses, $1,200,000,000

  • not to exceed $1,000,000 payment of attorneys’ fees

Federal Prison System, salaries and expenses, $6,865,000,000

Federal Prison System, buildings and facilities, $115,000,000

  • $25,000,000 construction of new facilities
  • not less than $76,000,000 for modernization, maintenance and repair
  • not to exceed $14,000,000 to construct areas for inmate work programs

Federal Prison System, federal prison industries, incorporated, as may be necessary

  • not to exceed $2,700,000 for administrative expenses

State and Local Law Enforcement Activities

Office on Violence Against Women, violence against women prevention and prosecution programs, $425,500,000

  • $195,000,000 is for grants to combat violence against women
  • $25,000,000 is for transitional housing assistance grants for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or sexual assault
  • $3,000,000 is for the National Institute of Justice for research and evaluation of violence against women and related issues addressed by grant programs of the Office on Violence Against Women, which shall be transferred to `Research, Evaluation and Statistics’ for administration by the Office of Justice Programs;
  • $10,000,000 is for a grant program to provide services to advocate for and respond to youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; assistance to children and youth exposed to such violence; programs to engage men and youth in preventing such violence; and assistance to middle and high school students through education and other services related to such violence
  • $50,000,000 is for grants to encourage arrest policies, of which $4,000,000 is for a homicide reduction initiative;
  • $29,500,000 is for sexual assault victims assistance
  • $31,000,000 is for rural domestic violence and child abuse enforcement assistance grants
  • $11,500,000 is for grants to reduce violent crimes against women on campus
  • $42,500,000 is for legal assistance for victims
  • $4,250,000 is for enhanced training and services to end violence against and abuse of women in later life
  • $16,000,000 is for grants to support families in the justice system
  • $5,750,000 is for education and training to end violence against and abuse of women with disabilities
  • $500,000 is for the National Resource Center on Workplace Responses to assist victims of domestic violence
  • $1,000,000 is for analysis and research on violence against Indian women, funds may be transferred to `Research, Evaluation and Statistics’ for administration by the Office of Justice Programs
  • $500,000 is for a national clearinghouse that provides training and technical assistance on issues relating to sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native women

Office of Justice Programs, research, evaluation and statistics, $124,250,000

  • $47,250,000 criminal justice statistics programs, and other activities
  • $42,000,000 research, development, and evaluation programs, and other activities
  • $35,000,000 regional information sharing activities

Office of Justice Programs, state and local law enforcement assistance, $1,235,615,000

  • $376,000,000 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program
  • (A)   $2,500,000 initiative to improve the quality of juvenile indigent defense services
  • (B)   $15,000,000 Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officer Resilience and Survivability Initiative (VALOR)
  • (C)   $4,000,000 National Institute of Justice for research targeted toward developing a better understanding of the domestic radicalization phenomenon, and advancing evidence-based strategies for effective intervention and prevention
  • (D)   $6,000,000 competitive grants to distribute firearm safety materials and gun locks
  • $210,000,000 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program
  • $8,000,000 competitive grants to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, to prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and to assist victims of crime (other than compensation)
  • $45,365,000 victim services programs for victims of trafficking
  • $41,000,000 Drug Courts
  • $9,000,000 mental health courts and adult and juvenile collaboration program grants
  • $12,000,000 grants for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners
  • $2,000,000 Capital Litigation Improvement Grant Program
  • $10,000,000 economic, high technology and Internet crime prevention grants
  • $21,000,000 for sex offender management assistance, $1,000,000 National Sex Offender Public Website
  • $22,250,000 matching grant program for law enforcement armor vests
  • $58,500,000 grants to States to upgrade criminal and mental health records for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System
  • $125,000,000 DNA-related and forensic programs and activities
  • (A)   $117,000,000 DNA analysis and capacity enhancement program and for other local, State, and Federal forensic activities
  • (B)   $4,000,000 Kirk Bloodsworth Post-Conviction DNA Testing Program
  • (C)   $4,000,000 Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Program grants
  • $36,000,000 grants to address backlogs of sexual assault kits at law enforcement agencies
  • $6,000,000 for the court-appointed special advocate program
  • $35,000,000 for assistance to Indian tribes
  • $62,500,000 offender reentry programs and research
  • $5,000,000 Veterans treatment courts program
  • $1,000,000 Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program
  • $8,000,000 program to monitor prescription drugs and scheduled listed chemical products
  • $15,000,000 prison rape prevention and prosecution grants to States and units of local government
  • $2,000,000 operate a National Center for Campus Public Safety
  • $30,000,000 justice reinvestment initiative, for activities related to criminal justice reform and recidivism reduction
  • $75,000,000 Comprehensive School Safety Initiative
  • $20,000,000 existing evidence-based criminal justice programs

Office of Justice Programs, juvenile justice programs, $223,500,000

  • $45,000,000 programs authorized by section 221 of the 1974 Act
  • $90,000,000 youth mentoring grants
  • $19,000,000 programs authorized by the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990
  • $68,000,000 missing and exploited children programs
  • $1,500,000 child abuse training programs for judicial personnel and practitioners

Office of Justice Programs, public safety officer benefits, sums as are necessary

Community Oriented Policing Services, community oriented policing services programs, $96,500,000

  • $10,000,000 anti-methamphetamine-related activities, transferred to the Drug Enforcement Administration
  • $16,500,000 improving tribal law enforcement, including hiring, equipment, training, and anti-methamphetamine activities
  • $70,000,000 grants for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers
  • (1)    $16,500,000 transferred to the Tribal Resources Grant Program
  • (2)    $10,000,000 is for regional anti-gang task forces

 

Office of Science and Technology Policy, $5,555,000

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, science, $5,193,000,000

  • formulation and development costs for the James Webb Space Telescope shall not exceed $8,000,000,000

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, aeronautics, $666,000,000

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, space technology, $620,000,000

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, exploration, $4,167,000,000

  • not less than $1,140,000,000 Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle
  • not less than $1,915,000,000 Space Launch System
  • $1,600,000,000 s launch vehicle development
  • $315,000,000 exploration ground systems.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, space operations, $3,885,000,000

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, education, $106,000,000

  • $9,000,000 Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
  • $30,000,000 National Space Grant College program.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, safety, security and mission services, $2,779,000,000

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, construction and environmental compliance and restoration, $446,000,000

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, office of inspector general, $34,000,000

National Science Foundation, research and related activities, $5,973,645,000

National Science Foundation, major research equipment and facilities construction, $200,760,000

National Science Foundation, education and human resources, $876,000,000

National Science Foundation, agency operations and award management, $335,000,000

National Science Foundation, office of the national science board, $4,370,000

National Science Foundation, office of inspector general, $14,430,000

 

Commission on Civil Rights, salaries and expenses, $9,000,000

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, salaries and expenses, $364,000,000

International Trade Commission, salaries and expenses, $84,500,000

Legal Services Corporation, payment to the legal services corporation, $350,000,000

  • $319,650,000 basic field programs and required independent audits
  • $4,350,000 Office of Inspector General
  • $18,000,000 management and grants oversight
  • $4,000,000 client self-help and information technology
  • $3,000,000 Pro Bono Innovation Fund
  • $1,000,000 loan repayment assistance

Marine Mammal Commission, salaries and expenses, $3,250,000

Office of the United States Trade Representative, salaries and expenses, $53,500,000

State Justice Institute, salaries and expenses, $5,121,000

 

Recessions

`Department of Commerce, Departmental Management, Franchise Fund’, $2,906,000 is hereby rescinded.

Department of Justice, the following funds are hereby rescinded

  • `Working Capital Fund’, $54,000,000;
  • `Legal Activities, Assets Forfeiture Fund’, $193,000,000;
  • `United States Marshals Service, Federal Prisoner Detention’, $122,000,000;
  • `State and Local Law Enforcement Activities, Office on Violence Against Women, Violence Against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs’, $12,200,000;
  • `State and Local Law Enforcement Activities, Office of Justice Programs’, $59,000,000; and
  • `State and Local Law Enforcement Activities, Community Oriented Policing Services’, $26,000,000.