Housing and Urban Development
Provides $60.3 billion in budget authority for FY 2021, of which $49.6 billion is from discretionary appropriations and $10.7 billion is from offsetting receipts.
Reflects an increase of $3.8 billion in programmatic funding compared to FY 2020, and $12.3 billion more than the president’s budget request.
Rejects the president’s proposal to totally eliminate our federal affordable housing and economic development programs, including the Public Housing Capital Fund, HOME, Community Development Block Grants and Choice Neighborhoods.
Provides $13.7 billion in discretionary funding for DOI, $186 million more than in FY 2020.
Funds the Bureau of Reclamation at $1.67 billion, $559 million of which for water resources projects including $206 million to fund western drought programs under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act.
Funds the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program at $515 million–PILT requires the federal government to pay localities that have public lands within their boundaries to offset financial losses.
Provides $900 for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is funded as required by the Great American Outdoors Act. $405 million is for federal land acquisitions and $495 million for financial assistance to states to administer grants for projects that would increase access to outdoor recreation.
Provides the National Park Service with $3.12 billion and the Bureau of Land Management with $1.27 billion, a decrease of $44 million and $28 million from FY 2020 respectively. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is funded at $1.58 billion, $22 million above FY 2020, while $72 million is allocated for State and Tribal Wildlife Grants, $4.8 million above FY 2020.
Funds the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement at $222.6 million, including almost $130 million in abandoned mine reclamation spending.
Includes several policy riders including the prohibition of listing the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act and one limiting oil and gas development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.
Provides $33.8 billion overall for the Department of Justice (DOJ), which is $1.18 billion above the FY 2020 enacted level.
Provides $3.385 billion in law enforcement grants, which is an increase of $107 million above FY 2020. These grants include:
- $484 million for Byrne JAG.
- $386 million for the Community Oriented Policing Services Program which is a $67 million increase over FY 2020.
- $189 million to address sexual assault kit and other DNA evidence backlogs.
- $100 million for Second Chance Act programs (offender reentry).
- $526.5 million for grant programs to address the opioid crisis.
- $132 million for the STOP School Violence Act.
- $513.5 million for Violence Against Women Act programs.
- $244 million for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.
- $85 million for grants to improve the National Instant Criminal firearms background check system.
Funds the requested $409.4 million for programs and activities authorized by the First Step Act of 2018, including medication-assisted treatment, and recidivism reduction partnerships with non-governmental and faith-based organizations.
Directs the U.S. attorney general to establish a Task Force on Law Enforcement Oversight, with up to $5 million to be provided across the DOJ accounts.
Provides $5 million for the development and deployment of databases to track excessive use of force and officer misconduct, to be developed in consultation with State and local law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and advocacy groups, including those that advocate for the preservation of civil liberties and civil rights.
Stipulates that the attorney general must develop and implement consistent accreditation standards for federal, state and local law enforcement, ensure implementation of evidence-based training programs on de-escalation and the use-of-force and police-community relations that are applicable and scalable across all federal agencies.
Contains language preventing the DOJ from interfering with states that have medical marijuana laws, ensuring that the prescribing and dispensing of medical marijuana in those states is both legal and regulated.
Restores Pell grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals.
Includes $9.4 billion for DOL’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), which is $100 million more than fiscal year enacted. The bill includes $2.85 billion, an increase of $26 million for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Training formula grants to states to support the national system of education, skills training, and employment services for workers.
Provides $185 million for the Registered Apprenticeship Program, an increase of $10 million, and rejects the President’s proposal to create a lower quality non-registered apprenticeship program that would open the door to unqualified employers to develop low wage, lower-quality programs.
Includes $45 million for the Strengthening Community College Training Grants program, an increase of $5 million, to better align workforce development efforts in in-demand industries with postsecondary education.
Provides approximately $900 million in emergency contingency funding to help states address spikes in unemployment claims due to the ongoing pandemic.
Provides the Wage and Hour division $246 million, an increase of $4 million more than FY 2020, and $17 million or 7.4% more than FY 2019 to strengthen efforts to recover wages for workers who do not receive the pay they are entitled to receive for their work.
Gives Occupational Safety and Health Administration $592 million, an increase of $10 million more than FY 2020 and $34 million or 6% more than FY 2019, to ensure that employers are following the law and providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees.
Includes $96 million for the International Labor Affairs Bureau to work with trading partner countries on their commitments to labor requirements under free trade agreements and trade preference programs, work that would have been undermined by the president’s proposed $77 million cut to the agency’s budget.
Science and Technology
Provides $766 million, $29 million more than fiscal year 2020.
The bill provides full funding for laboratory facilities, and $44.5 million, $4 million more than fiscal year 2020 for the University Centers of Excellence Program
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Provides $1.03 billion for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an increase of $500,000 more than the fiscal year 2020 enacted level.
Provides $788 million for NIST measurement labs and research, $34 million or 4.5 percent more than the fiscal year 2020 level.
Provides $150 million for the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, a $4 million increase more than fiscal year 2020. For every dollar of federal investment, MEP generates $33.80 in new sales growth for manufacturers and $32.20 in new investment. This translates to $4.7 billion in new sales annually. Further, the bill provides $16.5 million for the Manufacturing USA Program to support the existing NIST-sponsored biomedical institute
Provides $80 million for NIST facilities, including $70 million to reduce the more than $750 million infrastructure State of Good Repair backlog.
Transportation and Army Corps of Engineers
Provides $86.7 billion for DOT—$553 million above FY 2020.
Provides $49.1 billion for the Federal Highway Administration, $166 million below 2020 levels, most of which ($46.4 billion) is sub-allocated to states and local governments as part of the federal-aid highway program and is consistent with the one-year extension of the FAST Act at FY 2020 funding levels. $2 billion is set aside for discretionary Highway Infrastructure Programs, $166 million below FY 2020.
Includes $13 billion for the Federal Transit Administration, $47 million above FY 2020 levels.
- $2 billion is appropriated for the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program, $36 million above FY 2020 levels.
- Restres the 80% federal share for CIG grants, which the administration had lowered to 51%.
- $516 million for Transit Infrastructure Grants programs, which received a modest $6 million increase.
Includes $2.8 billion for the Federal Railroad Administration, $27 million above FY 2020 levels; $375 million is for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements program, which is $50 million above FY 2020 levels. The Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair is to receive flat funding of $200 million.
Funds Amtrak at $2 billion, separate from the aid included in the COVID-19 Stimulus package. Of that funding, $700 million is for Northeast Corridor Grants and $1.3 billion is for National Network Grants.
Includes $1 Billion for the National Infrastructure Investments discretionary grant program, despite the inclusion of newly required parity between urban and rural grants, as well as cost-share waivers for grants in rural and areas with high levels of poverty.
Includes the REAL ID Modernization Act, which updates the 2005 law by allowing states to accept electronic presentation of identity and lawful status information, as well as improve the use of electronic tools and capabilities in implementing the act’s requirements.
Contains a five-year reauthorization of the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, which lapsed in 2019.
The bill funds the Army Corps of Engineers with a record level of funding at $7.8 billion, $145 million over FY 2020.
- $2.69 billion is for construction, an increase of $11.6 million above FY 2020.
- Operations and maintenance is funded at $3.85 billion, an increase of $59.7 million.
- The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund will receive $1.68 billion, an increase of $50 million.
- The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Program receives $14.2 million and is anticipated to guarantee $1 billion in loans.