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Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $8.6 billion for emergency supplemental funding and disaster relief through the end of the 1997 fiscal year.
Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs:
- Allows the President to waive certain minimum funding requirements, with respect to assistance for Ukraine, under the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1997.
- Amends sections of the current Federal civil service law to establish and allow for leave transfer programs, which allow government employees to transfer annual leave time for use in the event of an emergency.
Housing and Urban Development:
- $3.3 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
- $647.21 million for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- $500 million for community planning and development.
- $33.7 million for housing programs.
- Requires the President to report to Congress an estimated total cost of all U.S. activities in Bosnia since December 1, 1995, including military, humanitarian, and reconstruction expenses, no later than 60 days after the inauguration of this Act.
- $1.45 billion for operations and maintenance, including $1.43 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund.
- $344.1 million for military personnel.
- $72 million for revolving and management funds.
- $928 million for the Veterans Benefits Administration.
- Continues through FY 1997 the authorization of appropriations to the National Driver Register.
- $650 million for the Federal Highway Administration.
- $29.86 million for the National Transportation Safety Board.
- $18.9 million for the Federal Railroad Administration.
- $10.8 million for the Coast Guard.
- $415 million for coastal emergencies and flood control.
- $150 million for operations and maintenance expenses relating to flooding and other natural disasters.
- $20 million for Mississippi River and tributaries flood control.
- $166 million for the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
- $102 million for the Farm Service Agency, including $70 million for the Emergency Conservation Program and up to $50 million for Disaster Relief Assistance.
- $76 million for the Food and Consumer Service.
- $67.36 million for the Forest Service
- $187.32 million for the National Park Service for emergency expenses related to flooding and other natural disasters.
- $103.3 million for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
- $20.57 million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs for emergency response activities and repair of damages caused by natural disasters.
- $7.49 million for the Bureau of Land Management.
- $7.36 million for the Bureau of Reclamation.
- $4.65 million for the United States Geological Survey.
- $101.13 million for Education for the Disadvantaged.
- Requires that the Department of Commerce make available to Congress a proposal for conducting the 2000 census within 30 days after the passage of this bill.
- $52.2 million for economic development assistance programs, including up to $35 million for industrial technology grants through the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
- $17.8 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Health and Human Services:
- Authorizes eligible State Governors to utilize funds from the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to provide emergency child care assistance to eligible individuals.
- $15 million for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund.
- $3 million for the Indian Health Service.