Amendment Text: S.Amdt.5124 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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Amendment as Submitted (11/13/2006)

This Amendment appears on page S10882 in the following article from the Congressional Record.



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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 5122. Mr. STEVENS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the military 
quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, military 
construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 82, between lines 19 and 20, insert the following:
       Sec. 126. (a) Of the amount appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this title under the heading ``Family Housing 
     Operation and Maintenance, Army'', $7,500,000 may be 
     available for the lease of not more than 300 additional 
     housing units in the vicinity of Fairbanks, Alaska. Such 
     funds may not be available for the construction or purchase 
     of such units.
       (b)(1) The total cost of a unit leased under subsection 
     (a), including the cost of utilities, maintenance, and 
     operation, may not exceed $25,000 per year.
       (2) A lease entered into under subsection (a) may not 
     exceed 5 years in duration or include an option to extend the 
     lease beyond the 5-year period beginning on the date the 
     lease commences.

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  SA 5123. Ms. COLLINS (for herself, Mr. Feingold, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. 
Leahy, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Warner, Mr. Kerry, 
Mr. Salazar, Mr. Sununu, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Snowe, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. 
Lautenberg, Mr. Dorgan, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Biden, Mr. Levin, Mr. Byrd, Mr. 
Schumer, and Mr. Bennett) submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by her to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the 
military quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, 
military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other 
purposes, which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 82, between lines 19 and 20, insert the following:
       Sec. 126. Section 3001(o) of the Emergency Supplemental 
     Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of 
     Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (Public Law 108-106; 117 Stat. 
     1238; 5 U.S.C. App., note to section 8G of Public Law 95-
     452), as amended by section 1054(b) of the John Warner 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 
     (Public Law 109-364), is amended to read as follows:
       ``(o) Termination.--(1)(A) The Office of the Inspector 
     General shall terminate 10 months

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     after 80 percent of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available to the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund have 
     been expended.
       ``(B) For purposes of calculating the termination of the 
     Office of the Inspector General under this subsection, any 
     United States funds appropriated or otherwise made available 
     for fiscal year 2006 for the reconstruction of Iraq, 
     irrespective of the designation of such funds, shall be 
     deemed to be amounts appropriated or otherwise made available 
     to the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund.
       ``(2) The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction 
     shall, prior to the termination of the Office of the Special 
     Inspector General under paragraph (1), prepare a final 
     forensic audit report on all funds deemed to be amounts 
     appropriated or otherwise made available to the Iraq Relief 
     and Reconstruction Fund.''.

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  SA 5124. Mr. REID submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the military 
quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, military 
construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 106, between lines 12 and 13, insert the following:
       Sec. 229. (a) Reports on Rulemaking for Procedures to Add 
     Emblems of Belief to Government-Provided Headstones and 
     Markers.--As soon as practicable after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter until 
     such rulemaking is complete, the Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the Senate and the House of Representatives a report on the 
     status of the rulemaking of the Secretary to establish 
     procedures for adding new emblems of belief to the list, 
     maintained by the National Cemetery Administration, of 
     emblems of belief that are approved for inscription on 
     headstones and markers provided by the Government for the 
     graves of veterans.
       (b) Evaluation of Pending Requests for New Emblems of 
     Belief.--Not later than 30 days after the completion of the 
     rulemaking described in subsection (a), the Secretary shall 
     make a final decision on each request for the inclusion on 
     the list described in that subsection of a new emblem of 
     belief for headstones and markers for the graves of veterans 
     that is submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs 
     before the completion of such rulemaking but on which no 
     final decision has been made by the Secretary as of the 
     completion of such rulemaking.

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  SA 5125. Mr. REED submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the military 
quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, military 
construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 82, between lines 19 and 20, insert the following:
       Sec. 126. (a) Of the amount appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this title under the heading ``Military 
     Construction, Navy and Marine Corps'', $3,410,000 may be 
     available for the replacement of a vehicle bridge at Naval 
     Station, Newport, Rhode Island.
       (b) The amount appropriated or otherwise made available by 
     this title under the heading ``Military Construction, Navy 
     and Marine Corps'' and available for the Hazardous Material 
     Storage Facility at Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island, is 
     hereby reduced by $3,410,000.

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  SA 5126. Mrs. FEINSTEIN submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by her to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the 
military quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, 
military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other 
purposes, which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 82, between lines 19 and 20, insert the following:
       Sec. 126. Subsection (c) of section 1077 of the John Warner 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 
     (Public Law 109-364) is hereby repealed.

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  SA 5127. Mrs. FEINSTEIN submitted an amendment intended to b e 
proposed by her to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the 
military quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, 
military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other 
purposes, which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 106, between lines 12 and 13, insert the following 
     new section:
       Sec. 229. Not later than 60 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
     shall submit to the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate 
     and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives a report on the actions taken by the 
     Secretary to test veterans for vestibular damage.

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  SA 5128. Mr. AKAKA (for himself and Mr. Obama) proposed an amendment 
to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the military quality 
of life functions of the Department of Defense, military construction, 
the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes; as follows:

       At the end of title II, add the following:
       Sec. __. (a) Additional Amount for Office of Inspector 
     General of Department of Veterans Affairs.--The amount 
     appropriated by this title under the heading ``Office of 
     Inspector General'' is hereby increased by $2,500,000.
       (b) Offset.--The amount appropriated by this title under 
     the heading ``Construction, Major Projects'' is hereby 
     reduced by $2,500,000.

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  SA 5129. Mr. CRAIG submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the military 
quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, military 
construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

         On page 106, between lines 12 and 13, insert the 
     following new section:
         Sec. 229. (a) Increase in Threshold for Major Medical 
     Facility Projects.--Section 8104(a)(3)(A) of title 38, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``$7,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$10,000,000''.
         (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
     shall take effect on October 1, 2006, and shall apply with 
     respect to fiscal years beginning on or after that date.
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  SA 5130. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the military 
quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, military 
construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

         On page 106, between lines 12 and 13, insert the 
     following:
         Sec. 229. (a) Colocation of Community Based Outpatient 
     Clinic With Wagner Indian Health Service Unit, Wagner, South 
     Dakota.--No amount appropriated or otherwise made available 
     for the Department of Veterans Affairs by this title may be 
     obligated or expended to implement a business plan of 
     Veterans Integrated Service Network 23 (VISN 23) for the 
     implementation a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in 
     Wagner, South Dakota, unless such business plan contains an 
     evaluation and an analysis of the prospect of colocating such 
     Community Based Outpatient Clinic with the Wagner Indian 
     Health Service unit in Wagner, South Dakota.
         (b) Availability of Amounts for Emergency Room Services 
     at Wagner Indian Health Service Unit.--Of the amount 
     appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs by this title under the heading ``Medical 
     Facilities'', up to $500,000 may be available for emergency 
     room services at the Wagner Indian Health Service unit 
     pending implementation of a business plan meeting the 
     requirements in subsection (a).
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  SA 5131. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the military 
quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, military 
construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

         On page 82, between lines 19 and 20, insert the 
     following:
         Sec. 126. (a) The amount appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this title under the heading ``Military 
     Construction, Air Force'' is hereby increased by $750,000.
         (b) Of the amount appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this title under the heading ``Military 
     Construction, Air Force'', as increased by subsection (a), 
     $750,000 shall be available for the Air Force Financial 
     Management Center.
         (c) The amount appropriated or otherwise made available 
     by this title under the heading ``North Atlantic Treaty 
     Organization Security Investment Program'' is hereby reduced 
     by $750,000.

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  SA 5132. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the military 
quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, military 
construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

         On page 82, between lines 19 and 20, insert the 
     following:
         Sec. 126. (a) The amount appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this title under the heading ``Military 
     Construction, Air Force'' is hereby increased by $1,500,000.
         (b) Of the amount appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this title under the heading ``Military 
     Construction, Air Force'', as increased by subsection (a), 
     $1,500,000 shall be available for making base security 
     improvements at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.
         (c) The amount appropriated or otherwise made available 
     by this title under the heading ``North Atlantic Treaty 
     Organization Security Investment Program'' is hereby reduced 
     by $1,500,000.
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  SA 5133. Mr. FRIST (for Mr. McCain) proposed an amendment to the bill 
S. 3501, to amend the Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah 
Water Rights Settlement Act to establish an acquisition fund for the 
water rights and habitat acquisition program; as follows:

         On page 2, strike lines 19 through 22 and insert the 
     following:
         ``(2) Transfers to acquisition fund.--There are 
     transferred to the Acquisition Fund any funds made available, 
     but not expended, under subsection (f).
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  SA 5130. Mr. BAUCUS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the military 
quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, military 
construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

         On page 106, between lines 12 and 13, insert the 
     following:
         Sec. 229. Of the amount appropriated by this title under 
     the heading ``National Cemetery Administration'' up to 
     $1,000,000 may be available for the construction of the first 
     phase of the Yellowstone County National Veterans Cemetery, 
     Montana, for roads, irrigation, and site improvements. The 
     amount so available shall supplement funds raised by the 
     local community for purposes of the cemetery.

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  SA 5135. Mrs. HUTCHISON submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by her to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the 
military quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, 
military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place insert the following:
       Sec. 229. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
     Secretary is authorized to carry out major medical facility 
     projects and leases for which any funds have been 
     appropriated under this Act or any other Act. Further, for 
     major medical facility projects authorized under Public Law 
     108-170, the Secretary may carry out contracts through 
     September 30, 2007, including land purchase on projects for 
     which Phase I design has been authorized.
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  SA 5136. Mrs. HUTCHISON submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by her to the bill H.R. 5385, making appropriations for the 
military quality of life functions of the Department of Defense, 
military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30,2007, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place insert the following:
       ``Sec. 126. (a) The amount available for ``Military 
     Construction, Air Force'' is hereby reduced by $25,400,000 
     for ``Basic Expeditionary Airmen Training Facility, Lackland 
     AFB, Texas''.
       (b) The amount available for ``Military Construction, 
     Defense-wide'' is hereby increased by $651,600 for ``Planning 
     and Design: Special Operations Command''.
       (c) The amount available for ``Family Housing Operation and 
     Maintenance, Navy and Marine Corps'' is hereby increased by 
     $10,601,000 for ``Leasing''.
       (d) The amount available for ``United States Court of 
     Appeals for Veterans Claims'' is hereby increased by $311,400 
     for ``Salaries and Expenses''.
       Sec. 127. On page 65, line 5, strike ``$72,065,000'' and 
     insert ``58,229,000''.''

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