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PUBLIC LAW 93-137-OCT. 26, 1973
5002 and 5004 of title 38, United States Code, where the estimated cost 72 Stat. usi; - ' . on o*3t_ 1372of a project is less than ' $1,000,000, and- for necessary expenses of. the ^° fe,^*' ^^^^' p. 194. Office of Construction, $39,703,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That funds appropriated under this head shall be available for contributions to local authorities toward, or for the construction of, necessary safety traffic controls adjacent to Veterans Administration hospitals. , GRANTS TO THE R E P U B L I C OF THE
For payment to the Republic of the Philippines of grants, as authorized by law (38 U.S.Cf. 631-634), $2,000,000. PAYMENT
72 Stat. 1 us; 80 Stat, 859; Ante, p. 184.
For the payment of such insufficiencies as may be required by the Government National Mortgage Association, as trustee, on account of outstanding beneficial interests or participations in Direct loan revolving fund assets or Loan guaranty revolving fund assets, authorized by the Independent Offices and Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriation Act, 1968, to be issued pursuant to sec- si Stat. 352. tion 302(c) of the Federal National Mortgage Association Charter Act, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1717 (c)), $4,400,000. soltT'jr' L O A N GUARANTY REVOLVING F U N D
During the current fiscal year, the Loan guaranty revolving fund shall be available for expenses, but not to exceed $500,000,000, for property acquisitions and other loan guaranty and insurance operations under Chapter 37, title 38, United States Code, except adminis- gs^gtat^ne^"^' trative expenses, as authorized by section 1824 of such title: Provided,, 34 Stat. isre. That the unobligated balances including retained earnings of the 38 USC isoi. Direct loan revolving fund shall be available, during the current fiscal ^^ ®*°'" ^^^' " year, for transfer to the Loan guaranty revolving fund in such amounts as may be necessary to provide for the timely payment of obligations of such fund and the Administrator of Veterans Affairs shall not be required to pay interest on amounts so transferred after the time of such transfer. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
Not to exceed 5 per centum of any appropriation for the current fiscal year for "Compensation and pensions", "Readjustment benefits", and "Veterans insurance and indemnities" may be transferred to any other of the mentioned appropriations, but not to exceed 10 per centum of the appropriations so augmented. Appropriations available to the Veterans Administration for the current fiscal year for salaries and expenses shall be available for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109. The appropriation available to the Veterans Administration for the current fiscal year for "Medical care" shall be available for funeral, burial, and other expenses incidental thereto (except burial awards authorized by 38 U.S.C. 902), for beneficiaries of the Veterans Administration receiving care under such appropriations. No part of the appropriations in this Act for the Veterans Administration (except the appropriations for "Construction, major projects", and "Construction, minor projects") shall be available for the purchase of any site for or toward the construction of any new hospital or home.
so Stat. 416.
72 Stat. ii69;;
80 s t a t. 29.