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PUBLIC LAW 104-8—APR. 17, 1995 109 STAT. 99 (1) To eliminate budget deficits and cash shortages of the District of Columbia through visionary financial planning, sound budgeting, accurate revenue forecasts, and careful spending. (2) To ensure the most efficient and effective delivery of services, including public safety services, by the District government during a period of fiscal emergency. (3) To conduct necessary investigations and studies to determine the fiscal status and operational efficiency of the District government. (4) To assist the District government in— (A) restructuring its organization and workforce to ensure that the residents of the District of Columbia are served by a local government that is efficient and effective; (B) achieving an appropriate relationship with the Federal Government; (C) ensuring the appropriate and efficient delivery of services; and (D) modernizing its budget, accounting, personnel, procurement, information technology, and management systems to ensure the maximum financial and performance accountability of the District government and its officers and employees. (5) To enhance the District government's access to the capital markets and to ensure the continued orderly payment of its debt service obligations. (6) To ensure the long-term financial, fiscal, and economic vitality and operational efficiency of the District of Columbia. (7) To examine the programmatic and structural relationship between the District government and the Federal Government. (8) To provide for the review of the financial impact of activities of the District government before such activities are implemented or submitted for Congressional review. (c) RULES OF CONSTRUCTION. —Nothing in this Act may be construed— (1) to relieve any obligations existing as of the date of the enactment of this Act of the District government to repay any individual or entity from whom the District has borrowed funds, whether through the issuance of bonds or otherwise; (2) to limit the authority of Congress to exercise ultimate legislative authority over the District of Columbia pursuant to Article I, section 8, clause 17 of the Constitution of the United States; (3) to amend, supersede, or alter the provisions of title 11 of the District of Columbia Code, or sections 431 through 434, 445, and 602(a)(4) of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act (pertaining to the organization, powers, and jurisdiction of the District of Columbia courts); or (4) to authorize the application of section 103(e) or 303(b)(3) of this Act (relating to issuance of subpoenas) to judicial officers or employees of the District of Columbia courts.