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95TH CONGRESS

: : 2D SESSION
JANUARY 19-OCTOBER 15, 1978

SENATE REPORTS

VOL. 1-3

MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS ON

PUBLIC BILLS, III

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1978

CONTENTS

No.

769. Appropriations for U.S. Railway Association.

770. Amateur sports act of 1978.

772. Waive sec. 303(a), Congressional budget act, consideration of H.R. 6782.

773. Belgrade Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

774. Terrorism in Italy.

776. Labor law reform act of 1977.

777. Beef import act of 1978.

778. Customs procedural reform and simplification act of 1978.

780. Extend authorization for Federal Election Commission.

782. National Railroad Passenger Corporation authorization act of 1978.

783. Authorize Smithsonian Institution to construct museum support facilities.

784. Authorize grants to government of Guam for construction of public facilities.

785. Amend Intervention on high seas act.

786. Standard reference data act. *

787. Oil import fees.

788. Increase authorizations in surface mining control and reclamation act of

1977.

789. Bureau of Land Management quadrennial authorization, fiscal years 1979

through 1982.

790. Reduce excise tax on investment income of private foundations.

791. Archeological and historic preservation.

792. Prohibit rate of discrimination.

793. Authorize Smithsonian Institution to acquire Museum of African art.

794. Establish Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship in social and political thought,

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at Smithsonian

Institution.

795. National consumer cooperative bank act.

796. Reduce import duty on levulose.

797. Revise miscellaneous timing requirements of revenue laws.

798. National Fire Prevention and Control Administration.

799. NASA authorization for fiscal 1979.

800. Supplemental appropriations for U.S. Railway Association.

801. Small Business Administration disaster loan supplemental appropriation.

802. Federal oil shale commercialization test act.

803. Amend act of Oct. 20, 1976.

804. Repeal obsolete animal and plant quarantine notice requirements.

805. Lee Metcalf fair employment relations resolution.

806. Action by Congress on proposed sales of aircraft to Egypt, Israel, and Saudi

Arabia.

*Corrected print.

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SENATE

95TH CONGRESS

2d Session

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REPORT No. 95-769

AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES OF THE UNITED STATES RAILWAY ASSOCIATION

APRIL 27 (legislative day, APRIL 24), 1978.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. CANNON, from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and

Transportation, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 2508)

The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to which was referred the bill (S. 2508) to amend the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 to authorize additional appropriations for the United States Railway Association having considered the same, reports favorably thereon with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and recommends that the bill as amended do pass.

PURPOSES OF THE LEGISLATION

This bill authorizes $27,200,000 to the U.S. Railway Association (USRA) for administrative expenses for fiscal year 1979, as requested by USRA and in the President's budget.

BACKGROUND AND NEEDS The USRA was created under title II of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973. Planning and financing responsibilities that were given the association were designed to permit it to accomplish the restructuring of the Penn Central and six other bankrupt railroads in the Northeast and Midwest. The restructured system, which went through a preliminary system plan and later å final system plan, is now being operated by the Consolidated Rail Corporation; Con Rail.

The USRA has responsibility for providing funds to Con Rail so that it can rehabilitate and improve the facilities transferred to it by the estates of the bankrupt railroads and must monitor the need for and use of these funds. Appropriations of $2.026 billion have been made for this purpose. The second major responsibility of the Association is to represent the Government in the litigation that has been

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