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PROPOSED CHANGES TO 1997 ESTIMATES
This Budget contains proposals to reduce 1997 spending
by $5.2 billion. These proposed reductions include $4.8 billion
in reduced limitations and other savings detailed in the sup-

plemental chapter and $0.4 billion in proposed rescissions
detailed in the Rescission Proposals chapter of the Budget.

SUMMARY OF SUPPLEMENTAL AND RESCISSION PROPOSALS
(In millions of dollars)
Outlays

1997 Budget
Authority

1997

1998

1999

106
–2,702
–50
..................
..................
..................
4
753
20

91
–710
–30
–6
–45
..............
51
753
18

9
–911
–20
–5
30
..............
168
..............
2

..............
–744
..............
15
..............
921
52
..............
..............

Total, Supplemental Proposals ............................................................................................................
Rescission Proposals:
Department of Agriculture ......................................................................................................................
Department of Defense ............................................................................................................................
Department of Housing and Urban Development .................................................................................

–1,869

122

–727

244

–50
–72
–250

–28
–32
–10

–18
–18
–25

–3
–10
–41

Total, Rescission Proposals ..................................................................................................................

–372

–70

–61

–54

Total, Supplementals and Rescissions ................................................................................................

–2,241

52

–788

190

Supplemental Proposals:
Department of Agriculture ......................................................................................................................
Department of Defense ............................................................................................................................
Corps of Engineers—Civil .......................................................................................................................
Department of Housing and Urban Development .................................................................................
Department of Labor ...............................................................................................................................
Department of State ................................................................................................................................
Department of Transportation ................................................................................................................
Department of Veterans Affairs .............................................................................................................
Other Independent Agencies ...................................................................................................................

1137

SUPPLEMENTAL PROPOSALS

Department of Agriculture

86.90

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................

6 ...................

89.00
90.00

The following information concerns supplemental appropriations requests for 1997 proposed for congressional consideration.

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

6 ...................
6 ...................

FOOD AND CONSUMER SERVICE
This supplemental request would provide $6.25 million for
the Nutrition, Education, and Training Program for 1997 and
would reduce the limitation for the Emergency Food Assistance Program commodities authorized under section 27(a) of
the Food Stamp Act from $100 million to $93.75 million.

FOOD STAMP PROGRAM
(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 12–3505–1–1–605

1996 actual

1997 est.

1998 est.

00.01

Obligations by program activity:
The emergency food assistance program commodities ...................

–6 ...................

10.00

Total obligations (object class 41.0) ........................ ...................

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM
AND CHILDREN (WIC)

–6 ...................

22.30
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance expiring ........................................ ...................
New obligations ............................................................. ...................

–6 ...................
6 ...................

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations ............................................................. ...................
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................

–6 ...................
6 ...................

86.90

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................

–6 ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................
–6 ...................

FOR

WOMEN, INFANTS,

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
For an additional amount for the special supplemental nutrition
program as authorized by section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of
1996, as amended (42 U.S.C. et seq.), $100,000,000, to remain available through September 30, 1998: Provided, That the Secretary shall
allocate such funds through the existing formula or, notwithstanding
sections 17 (g), (h), or (i) of such Act and the regulations promulgated
thereunder, such other means as he deems necessary.
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 12–3510–1–1–605

1996 actual

1997 est.

1998 est.

100 ...................

Total obligations (object class 41.0) ........................ ...................

100 ...................

22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................

100 ...................

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation ...................
New obligations ............................................................. ...................

100 ...................
–100 ...................

40.00

CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS

Obligations by program activity:
WIC Program .................................................................. ...................

10.00

This supplemental request would reduce the limitation for
Emergency Food Assistance Program commodities authorized
under section 27(a) of the Food Stamp Act from $100 million
to $93.75 million.

00.01

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation .................................................................. ...................

100 ...................

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
For necessary expenses to carry out the Nutrition Education and
Training program as authorized by section 19 of the Child Nutrition
Act of 1966 as amended (42 U.S.C. 1772 et seq.); $6,250,000 to remain
available for obligation through September 30, 1998: Provided, That
notwithstanding section 27(a) of the Food Stamp Act, the amount
specified for allocation under such section for fiscal year 1997 shall
be $93,750,000.

86.90
86.93

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 12–3539–1–1–605

1996 actual

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
72.40

1997 est.

1998 est.

Obligations by program activity:
00.01 Nutrition education and training ................................... ...................

6 ...................

10.00

Total obligations (object class 41.0) ........................ ...................

6 ...................

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................
New obligations ............................................................. ...................

6 ...................
–6 ...................

40.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation .................................................................. ...................

6 ...................

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations ............................................................. ...................
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................

6 ...................
–6 ...................

................... ...................
9
...................
100 ...................
...................
–91
–9
...................

9 ...................

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................
91 ...................
Outlays from current balances ...................................... ................... ...................
9

87.00

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

91

9

100 ...................
91
9

This supplemental request would provide an additional
$100 million to ensure that participation does not decrease
between 1996 and 1997. The 1997 appropriation is insufficient
to support the 1996 year-end participation level. WIC program
funding regulations require that first priority for funding go
to provide all State agencies with stability funding, which
is each State agency’s prior year food grant plus inflation.
As the funds needed to maintain participation in some States
may be greater than the grants provided by 1997 appropria1139

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FOOD AND CONSUMER SERVICE—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS,
AND CHILDREN (WIC)—Continued

tions, the Department will need flexibility in allocating the
supplemental funding. This flexibility will ensure that the
Secretary allocates funds with the goal of minimizing fluctuations in program participation.

OPLAN 34A/35 P.O.W. PAYMENTS
(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
For payments to individuals under section 657 of Public Law 104–
201, $20,000,000, to remain available until expended.
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 97–0840–1–1–051

OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS TRANSFER FUND

20

..................

..................

..................
..................

20
–20

..................
..................

..................
..................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ...........................................

..................

20

..................

..................

..................
..................
..................

..................
20
–5

15
..................
–5

10
..................
–5

..................

15

10

5

40.00

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
For an additional amount for ‘‘Overseas Contingency Operations
Transfer Fund,’’ $2,006,214,000: Provided, That the Secretary of Defense may transfer these funds only to military personnel, operation
and maintenance accounts, and DOD working capital funds: Provided
further, That the funds transferred shall be merged with and available
for the same purposes and for the same time period, as the appropriation to which transferred: Provided further, That the transfer authority
provided in this paragraph is in addition to any other transfer authority available to the Department of Defense: Provided further, That
the entire amount is designated by Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D)(i) of the Balanced Budget and
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance: Appropriation .............
73.10 New obligations .......................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ...............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance: Appropriation .............
72.40

1998 est.

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ........
Outlays from current balances ...............

..................
..................

5
..................

..................
5

..................
5

87.00

Total outlays (gross) ...........................

..................

5

5

5

89.00
90.00

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ......................................
Outlays .....................................................

..................
..................

20
5

..................
5

..................
5

1999 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations (object class 25.2) ......

..................

2,006

..................

..................

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
22.00 New budget authority (gross) .................
23.95 New obligations .......................................

..................
..................

2,006
–2,006

..................
..................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ...........................................

..................

2,006

..................

This supplemental request would provide funding for payments to certain individuals who served time in prisoner of
war camps, or their families, as required in Section 657 of
Public Law 104–201.

..................
..................

..................

10.00

40.00

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance: Appropriation .............
73.10 New obligations .......................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ...............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance: Appropriation .............
72.40

..................
..................
..................

..................
2,006
–1,495

512
..................
–399

112
..................
–66

..................

512

112

REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS
RESERVE MOBILIZATION INCOME INSURANCE FUND
(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
For an additional amount for the Reserve Mobilization Income Insurance Fund, $72,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the entire amount is designated by Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D)(i) of the Balanced
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.

46

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ........
Outlays from current balances ...............

..................
..................

1,495
..................

..................
399

87.00

Total outlays (gross) ...........................

..................

1,495

399

66

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

..................
66

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ......................................
90.00 Outlays .....................................................

Identification code 97–4179–1–3–051

..................
..................

2,006
1,495

1999 est.

..................

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Identification code 97–0118–1–1–051

1998 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations (object class 25.2) ......

10.00

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

1997 est.

1997 est.

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
22.00 New budget authority (gross) .................
23.95 New obligations .......................................

Department of Defense—Military

1996 actual

1996 actual

..................
399

..................
66

This supplemental request would provide funds for United
States participation in the Bosnia Stabilization Force (SFOR)
and for continuation of enforcing the no-fly zones in northern
and southern Iraq, including Imminent Danger Pay, Family
Separation Allowance, Foreign Duty Pay, and Basic Allowance
for Subsistence (BAS) for enlisted personnel and associated
payroll costs for call-up of National Guard and Reserve members.
The entire amount requested is designated by the President
as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.

1996 actual

1997 est.

1998 est.

1999 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations (object class 42.0) ......

..................

72

..................

..................

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
22.00 New budget authority (gross) .................
23.95 New obligations .......................................

..................
..................

72
–72

..................
..................

..................
..................

40.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ...........................................

..................

72

..................

..................

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations .......................................
Total outlays (gross) ...............................

..................
..................

72
–72

..................
..................

..................
..................

86.90

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ........

..................

72

..................

..................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ......................................
Outlays .....................................................

..................
..................

72
72

..................
..................

..................
..................

10.00

OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

SUPPLEMENTAL PROPOSALS

This supplemental request would provide funding for benefits under the Ready Reserve Mobilization Income Insurance
Program. The program does not currently have enough funding to meet its obligations.
The entire amount requested is designated by the President
as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.

1141

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 96–3122–1–1–301

1996 actual

1997 est.

1998 est.

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations (object class 92.0) ......

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
21.40 Unobligated balance available, start of
year: Uninvested balance ...................
22.00 Undistributed savings .............................
23.90

..................

1997 est.

–2,282

–50 ...................
50 ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation .................................................................. ...................

–50 ...................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation ............................................................. ................... ...................
–20
73.10 New obligations ............................................................. ...................
–50 ...................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation ............................................................. ...................
–20 ...................

86.90
86.93

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1996 actual

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................
New obligations ............................................................. ...................

72.40

Sec.
. Of the amounts provided to the Department of Defense
in Public Laws 104–196 and 104–208, $4,800,000,000, are permanently canceled: Provided, That the Secretary of Defense shall determine the accounts to which such cancellation shall be applied and
the amount to be canceled in each such account.

Identification code 97–9925–1–1–051

–50 ...................

40.00

DOD-WIDE SAVINGS PROPOSALS

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations (object class 92.0) ............................ ...................

22.00
23.95

DOD-WIDE

10.00

1998 est.

–1,315

1999 est.

–815

..................
..................

..................
–4,800

–2,518
..................

–1,203
..................

Total budgetary resources available
for obligation ..................................
New obligations .......................................
Unobligated balance available, end of
year: Uninvested balance ...................

..................
..................

–4,800
2,282

–2,518
1,315

–2,518

–1,203

–388

New budget authority (gross), detail:
40.00 Appropriation ...........................................

..................

–4,800

..................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

–30

–20

–50 ...................
–30
–20

The supplemental request would direct the Secretary of
the Army to cancel permanently $50 million in 1997 and
prior year appropriations for Corps of Engineers construction
projects, including projects receiving specific amounts in law.

–1,203
815

..................

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................
–30 ...................
Outlays from current balances ...................................... ................... ...................
–20

..................

23.95
24.40

Department of Education
OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY
EDUCATION
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

Change in unpaid obligations:
73.10 New obligations .......................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ...............................

..................
..................

–2,282
2,282

–1,315
1,315

–815
815

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ........
Outlays from current balances ...............

..................
..................

–2,282
..................

..................
–1,315

..................
–815

87.00

Total outlays (gross) ...........................

..................

–2,282

–1,315

–815

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
Funds available for Title IV–A–1 of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act in P.L. 104–208 under this head shall also be available
for Title IV–A–2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act:
Provided, That of the funds under this head available July 1, 1997,
through September 30, 1998, $25,000,000 shall instead be available
October 1, 1996, through September 30, 1997.
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ......................................
90.00 Outlays .....................................................

..................
..................

–4,800
–2,282

..................
–1,315

..................
–815

This supplemental request would direct the Secretary of
Defense to cancel permanently $4,800,000,000 of 1997 appropriations in Department of Defense programs that do not
make significant contributions to military capabilities. The
specific program savings will be identified at a later date.

Identification code 91–1000–1–1–501

1996 actual

Obligations by program activity:
Safe and drug-free schools and communities:
00.01
State grants .............................................................. ...................
00.02
National programs ..................................................... ...................

1997 est.

1998 est.

–25 ...................
25 ...................

Total obligations ........................................................ ................... ................... ...................

23.95

Department of Defense—Civil

10.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New obligations ............................................................. ................... ................... ...................

73.10

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations ............................................................. ................... ................... ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ................... ................... ...................

CORPS OF ENGINEERS—CIVIL
CONSTRUCTION, GENERAL
(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
Of the amounts provided under this heading, including amounts
provided to specific projects, in Public Law 104–206, and any other
available balances under this heading, $50,000,000 are permanently
canceled: Provided, That the Secretary of the Army shall determine
the projects to which such cancellations shall be applied and the
amount to be canceled in each such project.

This supplemental request would expand current 1997 language to allow funding for both the Safe and Drug-Free
Schools and Communities Act State Grants and National Programs (Title IV, Part A, Subparts 1 and 2 of the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act). The language would also reduce the forward-funded amount by $25 million, the amount

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OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS—Continued

HOUSING PROGRAMS

the Administration proposes to reprogram from State Grants
to National Programs.

HOMEOWNERSHIP

AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE
GRANTS (HOPE GRANTS)

EVERYWHERE

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

Department of Health and Human Services

Identification code 86–0196–1–1–604

OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS

1996 actual

1997 est.

1998 est.

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)

00.02

Obligations by program activity:
Hope II ............................................................................ ...................

–30 ...................

Under this heading, add the following before the period: ‘‘: Provided
further, That the Office may accept and deposit to this account, during
fiscal year 1997, gifts for the purpose of defraying its costs of printing,
publishing, and distributing consumer information and educational
materials; not to exceed $1,110,000 of total gift fund balances are
available for those purposes, in addition to any already appropriated;
and any balance shall remain available for such purposes to the
extent provided in subsequent appropriations Acts.’’.

10.00

Total obligations (object class 41.0) ........................ ...................

–30 ...................

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................
New obligations ............................................................. ...................

–30 ...................
30 ...................

41.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Transferred to other accounts ....................................... ...................

–30 ...................

This supplemental request would restore the U.S. Office
of Consumer Affairs’ (OCA) authority to accept and expend
donated funds, and will allow OCA to use donations, in 1997,
for printing, publishing, and distributing consumer information and educational materials.

Department of Housing and Urban Development
PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING PROGRAMS
DRUG ELIMINATION GRANTS

FOR

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
72.40

86.90
86.93

For an additional amount for ‘‘Drug Elimination Grants for LowIncome Housing’’ for activities authorized under 42 U.S.C. 11921–
25, $30,200,000, to remain available until expended, and to be derived
by transfer from the Homeownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere Grants account.
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1997 est.

1998 est.

–24

–16

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................
–6 ...................
Outlays from current balances ...................................... ................... ...................
–8
Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

89.00
90.00

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)

1996 actual

...................

87.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

LOW-INCOME HOUSING

Identification code 86–0197–1–1–604

................... ...................
–24
...................
–30 ...................
...................
6
8

–6

–8

–30 ...................
–6
–8

This supplemental request would transfer balances made
available for the acquisition and rehabilitation of HUD-owned
property and property with HUD-held mortgages. After acquisition and rehabilitation, these properties were to be made
available for homeownership to low-income families. In recent
years, however, administrative initiatives have dramatically
reduced the number of HUD-owned properties and HUD-held
mortgages, thus eliminating the basis on which the HOPE
program operated. Therefore, the balances are no longer needed.

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations (object class 41.0) ............................ ...................

30 ...................

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................
New obligations ............................................................. ...................

30 ...................
–30 ...................

Department of Labor

42.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Transferred from other accounts ................................... ...................

30 ...................

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
ADMINISTRATION

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

STATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICE
OPERATIONS

72.40

................... ...................
30
...................
30 ...................
................... ...................
–3
...................

30

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
Under this heading in Public Law 104–208, strike ‘‘$23,452,000’’
and insert ‘‘$173,452,000’’.

27

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Outlays (gross), detail:
86.93 Outlays from current balances ...................................... ................... ...................

3

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
30 ...................
90.00 Outlays ........................................................................... ................... ...................
3

This supplemental request would transfer $30.2 million of
unobligated balances from the Homeownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere (HOPE) Grants program to the
Drug Elimination Grants program to provide necessary funds
for crime prevention efforts in federally assisted low-income
housing.

Identification code 16–0179–1–1–999

1996 actual

1997 est.

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation ............................................................. ................... ...................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................
45
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation ............................................................. ...................
45

1998 est.

72.40

86.90
86.93
87.00

45
–30
15

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................
–45 ...................
Outlays from current balances ...................................... ................... ...................
30
Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

–45

30

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

SUPPLEMENTAL PROPOSALS

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................
–45
30

This supplemental request would make a technical correction in the appropriations language to make the funds for
One-Stop Career Centers available on a program year basis;
e.g., funds would be available beginning July 1, 1997. The
1997 appropriation made the funds for this program available
on a fiscal year basis, but One-Stop Career Centers have
been previously funded by program year. The effect of this
proposal is to reverse the current double funding of the Centers from both the 1996 and 1997 funds during October 1,
1996, through June 30, 1997.
The change to the program year would allow for the continuing roll-out of implementation grants consistent with the
Department’s original strategy for grant-making.

Department of State
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND
CONFERENCES
ARREARAGE PAYMENTS
(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
For payment of arrearages incurred through September 30, 1997,
to meet annual obligations of membership in international multilateral organizations, pursuant to treaties ratified pursuant to the advice
and consent of the Senate, conventions or specific acts of Congress,
and to pay assessed and other expenses of international peacekeeping
activities directed to the maintenance or restoration of international
peacekeeping activities to become available on October 1, 1998, for
fiscal year 1999, $921,000,000, notwithstanding section 404(b)(2) of
the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, fiscal years 1994 and 1995
(P.L. 103–236) for arrearages incurred prior to October 1, 1995.

This supplemental request would make advance appropriations for 1999 to pay $921 million of the outstanding $1.021
billion arrears owed to the U.N. affiliated and other international organizations and for international peacekeeping.
Another $100 million is requested in 1998 in the Contributions for international peacekeeping activities and Contributions to international organizations (CIO) accounts. In 1997,
the United States will pursue reforms for international organizations consistent with U.S. interests, aimed at a reduction
of the annual amount paid by the U.S. to these organizations
for their next biennium budgets as reflected in the CIO account. With respect to international peacekeeping arrears, the
notwithstanding clause authorizes the Department of State
to pay arrears incurred prior to October 1, 1995 at the then
applicable assessment rate of 30.4 percent.

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22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................
New obligations ............................................................. ...................

4 ...................
–4 ...................

40.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation .................................................................. ...................

4 ...................

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations ............................................................. ...................
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................

4 ...................
–4 ...................

86.90

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................

4 ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

4 ...................
4 ...................

This supplemental request would provide funds to cover
increased cost of military retired pay. The amount requested
for this mandatory account in the President’s 1997 Budget
was based on a cost-of-living adjustment of 2.8 percent and
a cost-of-living adjustment effective date of October 1, 1997.
In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 1401A, the Coast Guard must
provide a 2.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment effective January 1, 1997. In addition, the Coast Guard will incur unplanned retirement costs due to streamlining measures, such
as High-Year-Tenure, Temporary-Early-Retirement-Authority,
Retirement-In-Lieu-of-Orders, and Time-In-Grade waivers.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1996 actual

Identification code 69–0241–1–1–403

1997 est.

1998 est.

13.0
25.6

Benefits for former personnel ........................................ ...................
Medical care .................................................................. ...................

5 ...................
–1 ...................

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................ ...................

4 ...................

Department of the Treasury
UNITED STATES CUSTOM SERVICE
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
Under this heading in Public Law 104–208, delete ‘‘of which 960
are for replacement only’’.

This supplemental language request would delete a provision in the 1997 appropriation which effectively prevents the
U.S. Customs Service from procuring all of the vehicles needed by 657 new inspectors, agents, and other staff to be added
on the southwest border of the United States.

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
Department of Transportation

FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

COAST GUARD

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
The limitation under this heading in Public Law 104–205 is increased by $318,077,043: Provided, That notwithstanding any other
provision of law, such additional authority shall be distributed to
ensure that States receive amounts that they would have received
had the Highway Trust Fund fiscal year 1995 income statement not
been revised on December 24, 1996.

RETIRED PAY
(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)
For an additional amount for ‘‘Retired Pay’’, $4,200,000.
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 69–0241–1–1–403

Obligations by program activity:
00.01 Regular military personnel ............................................
00.03 Reserve personnel ..........................................................
00.04 Survivor benefit programs .............................................
00.05 Medical care ..................................................................
10.00

1996 actual

1997 est.

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

1998 est.

Identification code 69–8083–1–7–401

...................
...................
...................
...................

Total obligations ........................................................ ...................

3
3
–1
–1

...................
...................
...................
...................

10.00

4 ...................

21.49

1996 actual

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations (object class 41.0) ............................ ...................

1997 est.

1998 est.

318 ...................

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year: Contract
authority .................................................................... ................... ...................

–318

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998
23.95

New obligations ............................................................. ...................

–753 ...................

40.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation .................................................................. ...................

753 ...................

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations ............................................................. ...................
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................

753 ...................
–753 ...................

86.90

FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS—Continued

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................

753 ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

753 ...................
753 ...................

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)—Continued
1996 actual

Identification code 69–8083–1–7–401

23.95
24.49

New obligations ............................................................. ...................
Unobligated balance available, end of year: Contract
authority .................................................................... ...................

Change in unpaid obligations:
72.49 Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Contract authority .....................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.49 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Contract authority .....................................................

1997 est.

1998 est.

–318 ...................
–318

–318

................... ...................
271
...................
318 ...................
...................
–47
–168
...................

271

103

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.90 Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................
47 ...................
86.93 Outlays from current balances ...................................... ................... ...................
168
87.00

89.00
90.00

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

47

168

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................
47
168

This supplemental request would provide $318 million in
additional Federal-aid Highway obligation authority for 1997
and make the additional limitation available to those States
that had their 1997 limitation reduced as a result of a recent
correction of a clerical error made in recording the Highway
Trust Fund receipts in 1994. This error resulted in the overstatement of Highway Trust Fund contributions by $1.5 billion in 1995. These funds should have been credited to the
1994 Highway Trust Fund contributions.

Department of Veterans Affairs

This supplemental request would fund the additional costs
associated with the 1997 Compensation cost-of-living increase
(a 2.9 percent increase effective December 1, 1996) and an
upward revision, based on 1996 actual data and enacted legislation, of the number of Compensation beneficiaries for 1997,
as well as increased average payments to compensation and
pension beneficiaries.

Other Independent Agencies
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
SALARIES

AND

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 95–0310–1–1–407

PENSIONS

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)

1996 actual

1997 est.

1998 est.

...................
...................
...................
...................
...................

156
55
237
124
28

00.91

...................

600 ...................

...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................

3
61
18
46
21
2

00.02

Obligations by program activity:
Aviation safety ............................................................... ...................

20 ...................

10.00

Total obligations ........................................................ ...................

20 ...................

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................
New obligations ............................................................. ...................

20 ...................
–20 ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation .................................................................. ...................

20 ...................

1998 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Compensation:
Veterans:
00.03
World War II ..........................................................
00.04
Korean conflict ......................................................
00.05
Vietnam era ..........................................................
00.06
Peacetime service .................................................
00.07
Persian Gulf conflict .............................................

01.04
01.05
01.06
01.07
01.08
01.09

1997 est.

40.00

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

Total veterans ...................................................
Survivors:
Survivors:
World War I .......................................................
World War II ......................................................
Korean conflict .................................................
Vietnam era ......................................................
Peacetime service .............................................
Persian Gulf conflict ........................................

1996 actual

22.00
23.95

For an additional amount for ‘‘Compensation and pensions’’ for
unanticipated costs incurred for the current fiscal year, $753,000,000,
to remain available until expended.

Identification code 36–0153–1–1–701

EXPENSES

For an additional amount for ‘‘Salaries and Expenses’’ for emergency expenses resulting from the crash of TWA Flight 800, and for
assistance to families of victims of aviation accidents as authorized
by P.L. 105–265, $20,200,000: Provided, That the entire amount is
designated by Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to
section 251 (b)(2)(D)(i) of the Balanced Budget Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.

VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION
COMPENSATION

AND

(Supplemental now requested, existing legislation)

...................
...................
...................
...................
...................

...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................

01.91

Total survivors ............................................. ...................

151 ...................

02.93
03.01

Total compensation ............................................... ...................
Clothing allowance ........................................................ ...................

751 ...................
2 ...................

10.00

Total obligations (object class 42.0) ........................ ...................

753 ...................

22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................

753 ...................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
72.40

86.90
86.93

................... ...................
2
...................
20 ...................
...................
–18
–2
...................

2 ...................

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................
18 ...................
Outlays from current balances ...................................... ................... ...................
2

87.00

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

18

2

20 ...................
18
2

This supplemental request would provide funds for TWA
Flight 800 accident investigation costs, including wreckage
location and recovery, scallop trawling, Calverton facility rental and fuselage wreckage mock-up, fire and explosion testing,
and NTSB travel, overtime and command center costs related

GENERAL PROVISION

SUPPLEMENTAL PROPOSALS

to the investigation. In addition, funds are provided for assistance to families of victims of aviation accidents, as authorized
by the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996.
The entire amount requested is designated by the President
as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1996 actual

Identification code 95–0310–1–1–407

1997 est.

1998 est.

21.0
23.2
25.2

Travel and transportation of persons ............................ ...................
Rental payments to others ............................................ ...................
Other services ................................................................ ...................

1 ...................
5 ...................
14 ...................

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................ ...................

20 ...................

POSTAL SERVICE
PAYMENT

TO THE

POSTAL SERVICE FUND

The Postal Service requests supplemental appropriations
of $5,383,000. This request is not included in the President’s
budget.

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Energy and Water Development
GENERAL PROVISION
RIVER BASIN COMMISSIONS
(Supplemental language now requested, existing legislation)
Sec.
. Beginning in fiscal year 1997 and thereafter, the
United States members and the alternate members appointed under
the Susquehanna River Basin Compact (Public Law 91–575), and
the Delaware River Basin Compact (Public Law 87–328), shall be
officers or employees of the Executive Branch, who hold positions
that are Presidential appointments with Senate confirmation, and who
shall serve without additional compensation.

This supplemental language request would ensure that Federal interests are represented in Commission proceedings.
P.L. 104–206 did not provide funding for the River Basin
Commissions, and the 1998 Budget requests no funds for
these Commissions. This supplemental language would redefine the Federal Commission positions so that, beginning in
1997 and thereafter, the United States members and alternate members appointed under the Susquehanna River Basin
Compact and the Delaware River Basin Compact shall be
officers or employees of the Executive Branch who shall serve
without additional compensation.


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