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107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3465

  To further facilitate service for the United States, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           December 12, 2001

 Mr. Ford (for himself and Mr. Osborne) introduced the following bill; 
which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and 
 in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, and 
 Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
  Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall 
           within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
  To further facilitate service for the United States, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Call to Service 
Act of 2001''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
 TITLE I--NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AND DOMESTIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE

         Subtitle A--National and Community Service Act of 1990

Sec. 101. Sense of Congress.
Sec. 102. National service projects.
Sec. 103. Challenge grants.
Sec. 104. National service positions.
Sec. 105. Limitation on national service positions with educational 
                            awards only.
Sec. 106. Applications.
Sec. 107. Geographic diversity.
Sec. 108. Educational awards.
Sec. 109. Consultation with State emergency management agencies.
Sec. 110. Accountability.
Sec. 111. Senior training programs and programs of national 
                            significance.
Sec. 112. Authorization of appropriations.
           Subtitle B--Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973

Sec. 121. Statement of purposes.
Sec. 122. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
Sec. 123. Foster Grandparent Program.
Sec. 124. Senior Companion Program.
Sec. 125. General provisions.
Sec. 126. Data collection and reporting.
Sec. 127. Conforming amendments.
Sec. 128. Authorization of appropriations.
                       Subtitle C--Miscellaneous

Sec. 131. Community service through grants for Federal work-study 
                            programs.
Sec. 132. Exclusion of national service educational awards.
                       TITLE II--MILITARY SERVICE

Sec. 201. Bonus for short-term enlistment in the Armed Forces.
Sec. 202. Employment of retired military personnel as instructors in 
                            basic training programs of the Armed 
                            Forces.
Sec. 203. Enhancements of Montgomery GI Bill.
Sec. 204. Improved access to institutions of higher education for 
                            military recruiting purposes.
Sec. 205. Commission on Military Recruitment and National Service.

 TITLE I--NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AND DOMESTIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE

         Subtitle A--National and Community Service Act of 1990

SEC. 101. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

    It is the sense of Congress that Congress should not enact 
legislation establishing a limit on the amount that may be used to 
administer, reimburse, or support any national service program 
authorized under section 129(d)(2) of the National and Community 
Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12581(d)(2)).

SEC. 102. NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECTS.

    Section 122 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 
U.S.C. 12572) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraph (15) as paragraph 
                (17); and
                    (B) by inserting after paragraph (14) the 
                following:
            ``(15) A program that involves the provision of service at 
        a facility, such as a hospital or a long-term care facility, 
        operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs or a State 
        agency with responsibility for veterans.
            ``(16) A program that promotes public health through 
        surveillance, prevention, or response, such as a program that 
        provides a laboratory, or communications or information center, 
        operated by a State or local entity with responsibility for 
        public health.''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) Consultation.--The Corporation shall consult with the 
Director of the Office of Homeland Security to determine ways of 
promoting homeland security, including providing disaster relief and 
preparedness activities, and promoting public health and public safety, 
through national service programs carried out under this subtitle.''.

SEC. 103. CHALLENGE GRANTS.

    The second sentence of section 129(c) of the National and Community 
Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12581(c)) is amended by striking ``under 
subsection (b)'' and all that follows and inserting ``under section 
126(b).''.

SEC. 104. NATIONAL SERVICE POSITIONS.

    (a) Approval.--Section 129(f) of the National and Community Service 
Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12581(f)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``The Corporation'' and inserting the 
        following:
            ``(1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the 
        Corporation''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Number of positions.--The Corporation shall--
                    ``(A) increase the number of positions that are 
                approved as approved national service positions under 
                this subtitle during each of fiscal years 2003 through 
                2011;
                    ``(B) increase the number of the approved positions 
                to--
                            ``(i) 70,000 for fiscal year 2003;
                            ``(ii) 95,000 for fiscal year 2004;
                            ``(iii) 120,000 for fiscal year 2005;
                            ``(iv) 145,000 for fiscal year 2006;
                            ``(v) 170,000 for fiscal year 2007;
                            ``(vi) 195,000 for fiscal year 2008;
                            ``(vii) 220,000 for fiscal year 2009; and
                            ``(viii) 250,000 for fiscal years 2010 and 
                        2011; and
                    ``(C) for any fiscal year for which the number of 
                the approved positions exceeds the number of the 
                approved positions for fiscal year 2002, ensure that 
                positions equal to 50 percent of the excess are 
dedicated to national service programs that address public safety 
needs, including homeland defense and public health needs.''.

SEC. 105. LIMITATION ON NATIONAL SERVICE POSITIONS WITH EDUCATIONAL 
              AWARDS ONLY.

    Section 129 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 
U.S.C. 12581) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(h) National Service Positions With Educational Awards Only.--
            ``(1) Percentage.--The Corporation may specify that a 
        percentage (but not more than 30 percent) of the participants 
        in national service programs receiving assistance under section 
        121 shall serve in national service positions for which the 
        participants--
                    ``(A) receive national service educational awards 
                under subtitle D; but
                    ``(B) do not receive the assistance described in 
                section 140.
            ``(2) Designation.--At the time the Corporation provides 
        national service positions for a national service program under 
        section 121, the Corporation shall designate the positions, if 
        any, that are national service positions described in paragraph 
        (1).''.

SEC. 106. APPLICATIONS.

    Section 130 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 
U.S.C. 12582) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (c), by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) A description of the outcome measures developed for 
        each program as described in section 185(a)(3), other measures 
        developed for each program as described in that section, and 
        specific, quantifiable goals addressing each outcome measure 
        and other measure.
            ``(4) A description of how the applicant will conduct 
        evaluations to determine the performance of the program on the 
        outcome measures and other measures.''; and
            (2) in subsection (e)(2), by striking the second sentence 
        and inserting the following: ``In making such competitive 
        selections, the State shall seek to ensure the equitable 
        allocation within the State of national service programs, 
        assistance, and approved national service positions provided 
        under this subtitle to the State (including seeking to ensure 
        an equitable geographic distribution of the programs, 
        assistance, and positions between urban and rural areas). In 
        ensuring the equitable allocation, the State shall take into 
        consideration such factors as the location of the programs for 
        which entities are applying to the State, population density, 
        and economic distress.''.

SEC. 107. GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY.

    Section 133(d)(1) of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 
(42 U.S.C. 12585(d)(1)) is amended by striking ``to be conducted in 
those urban and rural areas in a State with the highest rates of 
poverty.'' and inserting ``in urban and rural areas with the highest 
rates of poverty.''.

SEC. 108. EDUCATIONAL AWARDS.

    (a) Release From Completing Term of Service.--Section 139(c) of the 
National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12593(c)) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
            ``(1) Release authorized.--
                    ``(A) Authorization of recipient.--A recipient of 
                assistance under section 121 or a program sponsoring an 
                approved national service position may release a 
                participant from completing a term of service in the 
                position--
                            ``(i) for compelling personal circumstances 
                        as demonstrated by the participant; or
                            ``(ii) for cause.
                    ``(B) Authorization of corporation.--The 
                Corporation shall release a participant from completing 
                a term of service in the position if--
                            ``(i) the participant served in a national 
                        service program for which funds were withdrawn 
                        under section 185(b); and
                            ``(ii) the Corporation fails to enter into 
                        an agreement with another entity to accept the 
                        participant into a second national service 
                        program under section 185(c).'';
            (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``(1)(A)'' and inserting 
        ``(1)(A)(i)''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(4) Effect of release for program termination.--A 
        participant released under paragraph (1)(B) from completing a 
        term of service in a position shall receive a portion of a 
        national service educational award in accordance with section 
        147(c).''.
    (b) Eligible Individuals.--Section 146(a)(1) of the National and 
Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12602(a)(1)) is amended by 
inserting before the semicolon ``(or obtains a release under section 
139(c))''.
    (c) Award for Partial Completion of Service.--Section 147(c) of the 
National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12603(c)) is 
amended by striking ``section 139(c)(1)(A)'' and inserting 
``subparagraph (A)(i) or (B) of section 139(c)(1)''.

SEC. 109. CONSULTATION WITH STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES.

    Section 178(i) of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 
(42 U.S.C. 12572(i)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Consultation.--The State Commission shall consult 
        with the State emergency management agencies to determine ways 
        of promoting emergency management, including providing disaster 
        relief and preparedness activities, and promoting public health 
        and public safety, through national service programs that 
        receive assistance under section 121.''.

SEC. 110. ACCOUNTABILITY.

    Subtitle F of title I of the National and Community Service Act of 
1990 (42 U.S.C. 12631 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:

``SEC. 185. AMERICORPS ACCOUNTABILITY.

    ``(a) Evaluation and Report.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Corporation shall make a grant or 
        enter into a contract with an eligible entity to conduct an 
        annual evaluation of the effectiveness of each national service 
        program that receives assistance under section 121.
            ``(2) Eligible entity.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
        or contract under paragraph (1), an entity shall not be--
                    ``(A) the Corporation;
                    ``(B) a State Commission;
                    ``(C) an entity that receives assistance under 
                section 121; or
                    ``(D) a division of an entity described in 
                subparagraph (A), (B), or (C).
            ``(3) Contents.--In conducting the evaluation with respect 
        to a national service program, the eligible entity shall--
                    ``(A) conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the 
                program;
                    ``(B) determine the number of volunteers generated 
                by the program, and the estimated value of their 
                services;
                    ``(C) measure the resources (in cash and in kind, 
                fairly evaluated, including plant, equipment, and 
                services) that are contributed by the community in 
                which the program is located to support the program;
                    ``(D) determine the performance of the program on 
                outcome measures developed by the entity carrying out 
                the program, which may include--
                            ``(i) for a program that involves tutoring 
                        for children--
                                    ``(I) the number of children 
                                tutored;
                                    ``(II) scores on educational tests 
                                of the children; and
                                    ``(III) the level of school 
                                readiness of the children;
                            ``(ii) for a program that involves the 
                        construction or renovation of housing, the 
                        number of housing units constructed or 
                        renovated;
                            ``(iii) for a program that involves the 
                        construction or renovation of trails, the 
                        number of trails constructed or renovated;
                            ``(iv) for a program that involves the 
                        administration of vaccines, the number of 
                        vaccines administered;
                            ``(v) for a program that involves mentoring 
                        for children (including youth)--
                                    ``(I) the crime rate among such 
                                children;
                                    ``(II) the rate of substance abuse 
                                among such children; and
                                    ``(III) the grades achieved by such 
                                children;
                            ``(vi) for a program involving disaster 
                        relief, the number of individuals assisted;
                            ``(vii) for a program involving job 
                        placement of individuals receiving income-based 
                        public assistance, the number of individuals 
                        placed in jobs; and
                            ``(viii) for a program involving homeland 
                        defense activities, the number of individuals 
                        participating in carrying out the activities; 
                        and
                    ``(E) determine the performance of the program on 
                other measures developed by the entity carrying out the 
                program.
            ``(4) Report.--For each annual evaluation conducted under 
        this subsection, the eligible entity shall submit an annual 
        report to Congress containing the results of the evaluation.
    ``(b) Failure To Meet Quantifiable Goals.--
            ``(1) Programs in existence for 3 years or longer.--A 
        program carried out under subtitle C that--
                    ``(A) had been in existence for not less than 3 
                years on the date of enactment of the Call to Service 
                Act of 2001; and
                    ``(B) fails to meet the goals described in section 
                130(c)(3) during fiscal year 2003 or a subsequent 
                fiscal year,
        shall be placed on probation for the following fiscal year.
            ``(2) Programs in existence for less than 3 years.--A 
        program carried out under subtitle C that--
                    ``(A) had been in existence for less than 3 years 
                on the date of enactment of such Act; and
                    ``(B) fails to meet the goals described in section 
                130(c)(3) during fiscal year 2006 or a subsequent 
                fiscal year,
        shall be placed on probation for the following fiscal year.
            ``(3) Failure to meet goals after probation.--The Chief 
        Executive Officer will withdraw funding from a grant recipient 
        for a program carried out under subtitle C that fails to meet 
        the goals described in section 130(c)(3) during a year in which 
        the program is on probation under paragraph (1) or (2).
            ``(4) Report.--The Chief Executive Officer shall submit a 
        report to Congress within 2 years after the date of enactment 
        of the Call to Service Act of 2001, and annually thereafter, 
        containing information on the number of programs on probation, 
        the number of programs for which funding is withdrawn, and the 
        number of programs meeting or exceeding their goals, under this 
        subsection, for the year covered by the report.
    ``(c) Impact on Participants.--
            ``(1) Second national service program.--If, under 
        subsection (b), the Corporation terminates the payments for a 
        national service program, the Corporation shall endeavor to 
        enter into an agreement with another entity carrying out a 
        second national service program that has similar objectives and 
        that receives assistance under section 121. The Corporation 
        shall endeavor to enter into an agreement under which the 
        entity will accept into the second national service program the 
        individuals who were participants in the first national service 
program, in return for additional payments.
            ``(2) Impact on educational award.--
                    ``(A) Agreement.--If the Corporation and the entity 
                enter into the agreement, the Corporation shall 
                calculate the total hours of service performed by a 
                participant in the first and second national service 
                programs for purposes of determining whether the 
                participant has met the requirements of sections 139(b) 
                and 146(b).
                    ``(B) No agreement.--If the Corporation and the 
                entity fail to enter into an agreement, the Corporation 
                shall, under section 139(c)(1)(B), release each 
                participant in the first national service program from 
                completing the term of service involved.''.

SEC. 111. SENIOR TRAINING PROGRAMS AND PROGRAMS OF NATIONAL 
              SIGNIFICANCE.

    (a) In General.--Subtitle H of title I of the National and 
Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12653 et seq.) is amended by 
adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 198E. SENIOR TRAINING PROGRAMS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Corporation, acting through the Director of 
the National Senior Volunteer Corps, may make grants to local 
organizations to provide training and outreach to individuals who are 
age 55 or older and wish to participate in activities under title II of 
the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5000 et seq.).
    ``(b) Plans.--To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, 
a local organization shall submit a plan to the Corporation at such 
time, in such manner, and containing such information as the 
Corporation may require.
    ``(c) Use of Funds.--A local organization that receives a grant 
under subsection (a) may use the funds made available through the grant 
to provide training and outreach to individuals described in subsection 
(a) with respect to physical and mental health, nutrition, caregiving, 
child development and psychology, child abuse, and education.
    ``(d) Evaluation and Report.--
            ``(1) Evaluation.--The Corporation may reserve not more 
        than $1,000,000 of the funds appropriated under subsection (f) 
        to evaluate the activities carried out under this section.
            ``(2) Report.--The Corporation shall submit a report to 
        Congress containing the results of the evaluation.
    ``(e) Study and Report.--
            ``(1) Study.--The Comptroller General of the United States 
        shall conduct a study of the types of training programs carried 
        out under this section.
            ``(2) Report.--The Comptroller General of the United States 
        shall submit a report to Congress containing the results of the 
        study and recommendations concerning areas in which additional 
        training programs are needed for individuals described in 
        subsection (a).
    ``(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $15,000,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2003 through 2007.

``SEC. 198F. PROGRAMS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.

    ``(a) In General.--The Corporation may make grants, on a 
competitive basis, to eligible entities to carry out programs of 
national significance through demonstration projects.
    ``(b) Applications.--To be eligible to receive a grant under this 
section, an entity shall submit an application to the Corporation at 
such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the 
Corporation may require.
    ``(c) Use of Funds.--An entity that receives a grant under this 
section shall use the funds made available through the grant to carry 
out a program that provides opportunities for individuals to perform 
service to meet unmet national, State, or local needs, including needs 
concerning education (including tutoring and mentoring), public safety, 
health and human services, the environment, at-risk youth, and child 
development.
    ``(d) Evaluation and Report.--
            ``(1) Evaluation.--The Corporation may reserve not more 
        than $1,000,000 of the funds appropriated under subsection (e) 
        to evaluate the activities carried out under this section.
            ``(2) Report.--The Corporation shall submit a report to 
        Congress containing the results of the evaluation.
    ``(e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $25,000,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2003 through 2007.

``SEC. 198G. SILVER SCHOLARSHIPS.

    ``(a) Grants to National and State Organizations.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Corporation may make grants, on a 
        competitive basis, to eligible national and State organizations 
        to enable the organizations to assist eligible local groups in 
        carrying out service programs with senior volunteers.
            ``(2) Eligible organizations.--To be eligible to receive a 
        grant under this subsection, an organization shall be a public 
        agency, or a nonprofit private organization, that is--
                    ``(A) a consortium of groups (which may be a 
                consortium of small and faith-based groups) within a 
                State;
                    ``(B) a national organization (which may be a 
                faith-based group) that operates in multiple States;
                    ``(C) an organization receiving funds under section 
                121, or under title II of the Domestic Volunteer 
                Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5000 et seq.);
                    ``(D) an Indian tribe; or
                    ``(E) a territory.
            ``(3) Application.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
        this subsection, an organization shall submit an application to 
        the Corporation at such time, in such manner, and containing 
        such information as the Corporation may require.
            ``(4) Definition.--In this subsection, the term `territory' 
        means the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto 
        Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, 
        the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic 
        of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, 
        and the Republic of Palau.
    ``(b) Grants to Local Groups.--
            ``(1) In general.--An organization that receives a grant 
        under subsection (a) shall use the funds made available through 
        the grant to make grants to eligible local groups to assist the 
        groups in carrying out service programs with senior volunteers.
            ``(2) Eligible groups.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
        under paragraph (1), a group shall be a public agency, or a 
        nonprofit private organization.
            ``(3) Application.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
        this subsection, a group shall submit an application to the 
        organization described in paragraph (1) at such time, in such 
        manner, and containing such information as the organization may 
        require.
            ``(4) Use of funds.--
                    ``(A) In general.--A group that receives a grant 
                under paragraph (1) shall use the funds made available 
                through the grant to carry out tutoring and mentoring 
                service programs with senior volunteers, including 
                providing awards (to be known as `Silver Scholarships') 
                to the volunteers.
                    ``(B) Eligible individuals.--To be eligible to 
                participate in such a program and receive a Silver 
                Scholarship, an individual shall--
                            ``(i) be age 55 or older; and
                            ``(ii) agree to tutor or mentor elementary 
                        school or secondary school students for not 
                        less than 500 hours per year.
                    ``(C) Scholarships.--The group shall award the 
                Silver Scholarships in amounts of $1000.
                    ``(D) Use of scholarships.--A senior volunteer who 
                receives a Silver Scholarship shall deposit the funds 
                made available through the scholarship in an education 
                individual retirement account under section 530 of the 
                Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and designate a child 
                (which may be the child or grandchild of the volunteer) 
                to be the designated beneficiary of the account.
                    ``(E) Treatment of scholarships and payments.--
                Section 418 of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 
                1973 (42 U.S.C. 5058) shall apply to scholarships and 
                payments made under this section to senior volunteers.
    ``(c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2003 through 2007.

``SEC. 198H. VOUCHER PROGRAM.

    ``(a) In General.--The Corporation may establish a demonstration 
program under which the Corporation may provide vouchers to eligible 
individuals to enable the individuals to participate in national 
service projects with eligible organizations.
    ``(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section a total of $1,000,000 for fiscal 
years 2003 and 2004.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--The table of contents in section 1(b) 
of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. prec. 
12501) is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 198D 
the following:

``Sec. 198E. Senior training programs.
``Sec. 198F. Programs of national significance.
``Sec. 198G. Silver scholarships.
``Sec. 198H. Voucher program.''.

SEC. 112. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 501(a)(2) of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 
(42 U.S.C. 12681(a)(2)) is amended to read as follows:
            ``(2) Subtitles c, d, and h.--
                    ``(A) In general.--There are authorized to be 
                appropriated--
                            ``(i) such sums as may be necessary for 
                        each of fiscal years 2003 through 2011--
                                    ``(I) to provide financial 
                                assistance under subtitles C and H of 
                                title I (other than sections 126(c), 
                                and sections 198E through 198H) and to 
                                provide national service educational 
                                awards under subtitle D of title I 
                                (including providing financial 
                                assistance and national service 
                                educational awards to participants in 
                                national service positions, increased 
                                as provided in section 129(f)); and
                                    ``(II) to carry out such audits and 
                                evaluations as the Chief Executive 
                                Officer or the Inspector General of the 
                                Corporation may determine to be 
                                necessary; and
                            ``(ii) to provide financial assistance 
                        under section 126(c) $100,000,000 for each of 
                        fiscal years 2003 through 2011.
                    ``(B) Programs.--Of the amount appropriated under 
                subparagraph (A) for a fiscal year, up to 15 percent 
                shall be made available to provide financial assistance 
                under section 125, under section 126(b), and under 
                subtitle H of title I.''.

           Subtitle B--Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973

SEC. 121. STATEMENT OF PURPOSES.

    Paragraphs (3) and (4) of section 200 of the Domestic Volunteer 
Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5000) are amended by striking ``low-
income''.

SEC. 122. RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM.

    Section 201(a)(2) of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 
U.S.C. 5001(a)(2)) is amended by striking ``, and individuals 60 years 
of age or older will be given priority for enrollment,''.

SEC. 123. FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM.

    (a) Income Requirements.--Section 211(a) of the Domestic Volunteer 
Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5011(a)) is amended, in the first 
sentence, by striking ``low-income''.
    (b) Age Requirements.--Section 211(a) of the Domestic Volunteer 
Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5011(a)) is amended, in the first 
sentence, by striking ``aged sixty or over'' and inserting ``age 55 or 
older''.
    (c) Stipends.--Section 211(d) of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act 
of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5011(d)) is amended--
            (1) in the first sentence--
                    (A) by striking ``The'' and inserting the 
                following:
    ``(2) The''; and
                    (B) by inserting ``for not less than 15 hours per 
                week'' before ``under this part'';
            (2) in the second sentence--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as 
                subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;
                    (B) by striking ``Any'' and all that follows 
                through ``five cents'' and inserting the following:
    ``(3) Effective October 1, 2002, any allowance or stipend provided 
under this subsection shall not be less than $2.55 per hour. The 
allowance or stipend shall be adjusted not less than twice after 
October 1, 2002, and before September 30, 2007, to account for 
inflation, as determined by the Director, and rounded to the nearest 5 
cents''; and
                    (C) by striking ``clause (i) of this exception'' 
                and inserting ``subparagraph (A)'';
            (3) in the third sentence, by striking ``In'' and inserting 
        the following:
    ``(4) In'';
            (4) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(5) Allowances, stipends, and other support received under this 
subsection shall not be included in gross income for purposes of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986.''; and
            (5) by striking ``(d)'' and inserting the following:
    ``(d)(1) The purpose of this subsection is, consistent with section 
200(3), to enable individuals who are age 55 or older and are low-
income persons to engage in providing supportive, individualized 
services to children with exceptional or special needs by defraying the 
costs associated with the services, including the costs of related 
transportation, meals, clothing, and medication.''.
    (d) Low-Income Person.--Section 211(e) of the Domestic Volunteer 
Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5011(e)) is amended to read as follows:
    ``(e)(1) In this part, the term `low-income person' means a person 
who is from a family with an income that is not more than 200 percent 
of the poverty line.
    ``(2) The term `poverty line' means the income official poverty 
line (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget, and revised 
annually in accordance with section 673(2) of the Community Services 
Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)) applicable to a family of the size 
involved.''.
    (e) Stipends.--Section 211(f) of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act 
of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5011(f)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking 
                ``subparagraphs (B) and (C)'' and inserting 
                ``subparagraph (B)''; and
                    (B) by striking subparagraph (C);
            (2) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``(2)(A) 
                Except as provided in subparagraph (B), each'' and 
                inserting ``(2) Each''; and
                    (B) by striking subparagraph (B); and
            (3) in paragraph (3), by striking ``such grant or'' and all 
        that follows and inserting ``such grant or contract to solicit 
        locally generated contributions, in cash or in kind, to support 
        such individuals. The Director may not coerce any applicant 
        for, or recipient of, such grant or contract to engage in 
        conduct described in the preceding sentence.''.

SEC. 124. SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM.

    (a) Income Requirements.--Section 213(a) of the Domestic Volunteer 
Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5013(a)) is amended, in the first 
sentence, by striking ``low-income''.
    (b) Age Requirements.--Section 213(a) of the Domestic Volunteer 
Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5013(a)) is amended, in the first 
sentence, by striking ``aged sixty or over'' and inserting ``age 55 or 
older''.

SEC. 125. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

    Section 223 of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 
U.S.C. 5023) is amended by striking ``sixty years'' and inserting ``age 
55''.

SEC. 126. DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING.

    Part D of title II of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 
(42 U.S.C. 5021 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 228. DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING.

    ``(a) Data Collection.--The Director shall collect data with 
respect to the outcomes achieved by each of the programs carried out 
under parts A, B, and C.
    ``(b) Report.--The Director shall submit to Congress periodic 
reports containing analyses of the data collected under subsection (a).
    ``(c) Reservations.--The Director may reserve, for each fiscal 
year, not less than $500,000--
            ``(1) of the funds appropriated under section 502(a) to 
        carry out the data collection and reporting requirements 
        described in this section with respect to the program carried 
        out under part A;
            ``(2) of the funds appropriated under section 502(b) to 
        carry out such requirements with respect to the program carried 
        out under part B; and
            ``(3) of the funds appropriated under section 502(c) to 
        carry out such requirements with respect to the program carried 
        out under part C.''.

SEC. 127. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    (a) Table of Contents.--The table of contents in section 1(b) of 
the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. prec. 4950) is 
amended by inserting after the item relating to section 227 the 
following:

``Sec. 228. Data collection and reporting.''.
    (b) Administration.--Section 404(e) of the Domestic Volunteer 
Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5044(e)) is amended, in the second 
sentence, by striking ``low-income''.

SEC. 128. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 502 of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 
U.S.C. 5082) is amended by striking subsections (a) through (d) and 
inserting the following:
    ``(a) Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.--There are authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out part A of title II such sums as may be 
necessary for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007.
    ``(b) Foster Grandparent Program.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out part B of title II such sums as may be 
necessary for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007.
    ``(c) Senior Companion Program.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out part C of title II such sums as may be 
necessary for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007.
    ``(d) Demonstration Programs.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out part E of title II such sums as may be 
necessary for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007.''.

                       Subtitle C--Miscellaneous

SEC. 131. COMMUNITY SERVICE THROUGH GRANTS FOR FEDERAL WORK-STUDY 
              PROGRAMS.

    (a) In General.--Section 443(b)(2)(B) of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 2753(b)(2)(B)) is amended to read as follows:
                    ``(B)(i) except as provided in clause (iii), of the 
                total amount of funds granted to an institution under 
                this section for a fiscal year, an institution shall 
                use, to compensate students employed in community 
                service--
                            ``(I) for fiscal year 2003, not less than 9 
                        percent;
                            ``(II) for fiscal year 2004, not less than 
                        11 percent;
                            ``(III) for fiscal year 2005, not less than 
                        13 percent;
                            ``(IV) for fiscal year 2006, not less than 
                        15 percent;
                            ``(V) for fiscal year 2007, not less than 
                        17 percent;
                            ``(VI) for fiscal year 2008, not less than 
                        19 percent;
                            ``(VII) for fiscal year 2009, not less than 
                        21 percent;
                            ``(VIII) for fiscal year 2010, not less 
                        than 23 percent; and
                            ``(IX) for fiscal year 2011, not less than 
                        25 percent;
                    ``(ii) the institution shall ensure that not less 
                than 1 tutoring or family literacy project (as 
                described in subsection (d)) is included in meeting the 
                requirements of clause (i); and
                    ``(iii) the Secretary may waive clauses (i) and 
                (ii) for an institution if the Secretary determines 
                that enforcing clauses (i) and (ii) would cause 
                hardship for students at the institution; and''.
    (b) Report.--Section 443 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
U.S.C. 2753) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(e) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the end of a fiscal 
year specified in subsection (b)(2)(B), the Secretary shall prepare and 
submit to Congress a report, with respect to the institutions of higher 
education that received assistance under this section for that fiscal 
year, containing--
            ``(1) a list of the institutions that failed to comply with 
        the requirements of subsection (b)(2)(B) for that fiscal year;
            ``(2) a list of the institutions that complied with the 
        requirements of that subsection for that fiscal year; and
            ``(3) a list of the institutions that exceeded the 
        requirements of that subsection for that fiscal year.''.
    (c) Regulations.--Not later than 60 days after the date of 
enactment of the Call to Service Act of 2001, the Secretary of 
Education shall issue regulations specifying the means by which the 
Secretary shall enforce section 443(b)(2)(B) of the Higher Education 
Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 2753(b)(2)(B)).

SEC. 132. EXCLUSION OF NATIONAL SERVICE EDUCATIONAL AWARDS.

    (a) In General.--Section 117 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
(relating to qualified scholarships) is amended by adding at the end 
the following:
    ``(e) Qualified National Service Educational Awards.--
            ``(1) In general.--Gross income for any taxable year shall 
        not include any qualified national service educational award.
            ``(2) Qualified national service educational award.--For 
        purposes of this subsection--
                    ``(A) In general.--The term `qualified national 
                service educational award' means any amount received by 
                an individual in a taxable year as a national service 
                educational award under section 148 of the National and 
                Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12604) to the 
                extent (except as provided in subparagraph (C)) such 
                amount does not exceed the qualified tuition and 
                related expenses (as defined in subsection (b)(2)) of 
                the individual for such taxable year.
                    ``(B) Determination of expenses.--The total amount 
                of the qualified tuition and related expenses (as so 
                defined) which may be taken into account under 
                subparagraph (A) with respect to an individual for the 
                taxable year shall be reduced (after the application of 
                the reduction provided in section 25A(g)(2)) by the 
                amount of such expenses which were taken into account 
                in determining the credit allowed to the taxpayer or 
                any other person under section 25A with respect to such 
                expenses.
                    ``(C) Exception to limitation.--The limitation 
                under subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any portion 
                of a national service educational award used by such 
                individual to repay any student loan described in 
                section 148(a)(1) of such Act or to pay any interest 
                expense described in section 148(a)(4) of such Act.''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section shall apply 
to amounts received in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2002.

                       TITLE II--MILITARY SERVICE

SEC. 201. BONUS FOR SHORT-TERM ENLISTMENT IN THE ARMED FORCES.

    (a) Authority.--Chapter 5 of title 37, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``Sec. 324. Short-term enlistment bonus
    ``(a) Bonus Authorized; Bonus Amount.--The Secretary of the 
military department concerned shall pay a bonus under this section to a 
person who completes enlisted service in an armed force in accordance 
with an agreement entered into under subsection (b). The amount of the 
bonus shall be $18,000. The bonus shall be paid in one lump sum upon 
the completion of the service for the period covered by the agreement.
    ``(b) Eligibility; Agreement.--To be eligible for a bonus under 
this section, a person--
            ``(1) may not have previously been a member of the armed 
        forces;
            ``(2) shall enter into a written agreement with the 
        Secretary of a military department--
                    ``(A) to perform enlisted service in an armed force 
                under the jurisdiction of the Secretary for a period of 
                three years, the first 18 months of which shall be 
                service on active duty and the last 18 months of which 
                shall be service as a member of the Selected Reserve of 
                the Ready Reserve of a reserve component of that armed 
                force other than the Army National Guard of the United 
                States and the Air National Guard of the United States; 
                and
                    ``(B) to commence that service in the grade of E-1 
                without regard to any eligibility for a higher grade 
                determined on the basis of testing or educational 
                qualifications; and
            ``(3) shall complete the service for the period required 
        under the agreement with service characterized as satisfactory 
        under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned.
    ``(c) Regulations.--This section shall be administered under 
regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense which shall apply 
uniformly to the armed forces.
    ``(d) Secretary of Military Department Defined.--In this section, 
the term `Secretary of a military department' includes the Secretary of 
Transportation, with respect to matters concerning the Coast Guard when 
it is not operating as a service in the Navy.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

``324. Short-term enlistment bonus.''.

SEC. 202. EMPLOYMENT OF RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL AS INSTRUCTORS IN 
              BASIC TRAINING PROGRAMS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

    (a) Authority.--Chapter 81 of title 10, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting after section 1589 the following new section 1590:
``Sec. 1590. Employment of retired military personnel as instructors in 
              basic training programs
    ``(a) Authority.--The Secretary of a military department may employ 
a member or former member of the armed forces in a retired status as an 
instructor in a basic training program of an armed force under the 
jurisdiction of the Secretary.
    ``(b) Service Not in Military Duty Status.--A person employed under 
subsection (a) is not on active duty or performing inactive-duty 
training by reason of that employment.
    ``(c) Retired Status Defined.--In this section, the term `retired 
status', with respect to a member or former member of the armed forces, 
means that the member or former member--
            ``(1) is on a retired list of an armed force;
            ``(2) is entitled to receive retired or retainer pay; or
            ``(3) except for not having attained 60 years of age, would 
        be entitled to receive retired pay upon application under 
        chapter 1223 of this title.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 
1589 the following new item:

``1590. Employment of retired military personnel as instructors in 
                            basic training programs.''.

SEC. 203. ENHANCEMENTS OF MONTGOMERY GI BILL.

    (a) Increase in Amount of Basic Educational Assistance.--(1) 
Subsection (a)(1) of section 3015 of title 38, United States Code, is 
amended by striking ``$650'' and inserting ``$1,300''.
    (2) Subsection (b)(1) of that section is amended by striking 
``$528'' and inserting ``$1,056''.
    (3) The amendments made by this section shall take effect on the 
date of the enactment of this Act, and shall apply with respect to 
months beginning on or after that date.
    (b) Period of Reduction in Basic Pay.--(1) Section 3011(b) of title 
38, United States Code, is amended in the first sentence by striking 
``$100 for each of the first twelve months'' and inserting ``$50 for 
each of the first twenty-four months''.
    (2) Section 3012(c) of that title is amended in the first sentence 
by striking ``$100 for each of the first twelve months'' and inserting 
``$50 for each of the first twenty-four months''.
    (3) The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to 
individuals who first become members of the Armed Forces, or first 
enter on active duty as members of the Armed Forces, on or after the 
date of the enactment of this Act.
    (c) Use of Entitlement to Basic Educational Assistance for 
Contributions to Coverdell Education Savings Accounts.--(1) Subchapter 
II of chapter 30 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding 
at the end the following new section:
``Sec. 3020. Use of entitlement to basic educational assistance for 
              contributions to Coverdell education savings accounts
    ``(a) In General.--An individual described in subsection (b) who is 
entitled to basic educational assistance under this subchapter may 
elect to use such entitlement to make contributions to a Coverdell 
education savings account under section 530 of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 for any child of such individual who has not attained the 
age of 18 years.
    ``(b) Covered Individuals.--An individual described in this 
subsection is any individual entitled to basic educational assistance 
under this subchapter who has completed six years of service in the 
Armed Forces.
    ``(c) Election.--(1) An individual electing to make contributions 
under this section shall notify the Secretary of the election in such 
form and manner as the Secretary shall require.
    ``(2) The election of an individual under this subsection shall 
apply with respect to the taxable year of the individual in which the 
election is made.
    ``(3) The notice of election of an individual under this subsection 
shall set forth the following:
            ``(A) The period of the taxable year of the individual.
            ``(B) Each designated beneficiary for whom contributions to 
        a Coverdell education savings account will be made under this 
        section in that taxable year.
            ``(C) The amount to be contributed to the account of each 
        designated beneficiary under subparagraph (B) in that taxable 
        year.
            ``(D) An account identifier, and the trustee of account, of 
        the account of each designated beneficiary under subparagraph 
        (B).
    ``(4) The election of an individual under this subsection for a 
taxable year is irrevocable in that taxable year.
    ``(d) Limitation on Yearly Amount of Contribution.--The amount 
specified by an individual under subsection (c)(3)(C) to be contributed 
to the Coverdell education savings account of a designated beneficiary 
under this section in a taxable year may not, when aggregated with any 
other contributions previously made to the account in the taxable year, 
exceed the maximum amount of contributions permitted for the account 
for the taxable year under section 530 of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986.
    ``(e) Payment of Contributions.--Upon receiving notice of an 
election under subsection (c) with respect to contributions to the 
Coverdell education savings account of a designated beneficiary, the 
Secretary shall pay the trustee of the account, for deposit in the 
account to the credit of the designated beneficiary, an amount equal to 
the amount specified for the designated beneficiary in the notice.
    ``(f) Treatment of Payments Against Entitlement.--The entitlement 
to basic educational assistance under this subchapter of an individual 
who makes a contribution to a Coverdell education savings account under 
this section shall be reduced by a number of months equal to the amount 
of such contribution divided by the monthly rate of educational 
assistance allowance payable to the individual under section 3015 of 
this title at the time of payment of such contribution under this 
section.
    ``(g) Regulation of Contributions.--Contributions to a Coverdell 
education savings account under this subsection shall be treated as 
contributions to the account under section 530 of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986.''.
    (d) Repeal of Time Limitation for Use of Eligibility and 
Entitlement.--(1) Section 3031 of title 38, United States Code, is 
repealed.
    (2) Section 3018C(e)(3)(B) of that title is amended--
            (A) by striking ``(i)''; and
            (B) by striking clause (ii).
    (3) Section 16133(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended in 
paragraphs (2) and (3) by inserting ``, as in effect on the day before 
the date of the enactment of the Call to Service Act of 2001,'' after 
``of title 38''.
    (e) Clerical Amendments.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
chapter 30 of title 38, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by inserting after the item relating to section 3019 
        the following new item:

``3020. Use of entitlement to basic educational assistance for 
                            contributions to Coverdell education 
                            savings accounts.'';
            and
            (2) by striking the item relating to section 3031.

SEC. 204. IMPROVED ACCESS TO INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR 
              MILITARY RECRUITING PURPOSES.

    (a) Requirement for Access.--Section 503 of title 10, United States 
Code, is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following new 
        subsection (d):
    ``(d) Access to Colleges and Universities.--(1) The head of each 
institution of higher education shall provide to the Department of 
Defense, upon a request made for military recruiting purposes, the same 
access to students of that institution, and to directory information 
concerning such students, as is provided generally to prospective 
employers of those students.
    ``(2) If access requested by paragraph (1) is denied by an 
institution of higher education, the Secretary of Defense, in 
cooperation with the Secretary of the military department concerned, 
shall designate an officer in a grade not below the grade of colonel 
or, in the case of the Navy, captain, or a senior executive of that 
military department to meet with representatives of that institution 
for the purpose of arranging for recruiting access. The designated 
officer or senior executive shall seek to have that meeting within 120 
days after the date of the denial of the request for recruiting access.
    ``(3) If, after a meeting under paragraph (2) with representatives 
of an institution of higher education that has denied a request for 
recruiting access or (if the institution declines a request for the 
meeting) after the end of such 120-day period, the Secretary of Defense 
determines that the institution continues to deny recruiting access, 
the Secretary shall transmit to the chief executive of the State in 
which the institution is located a notification of the denial of 
recruiting access and a request for assistance in obtaining that 
access. The notification shall be transmitted within 60 days after the 
date of the determination. The Secretary shall provide to the Secretary 
of Education a copy of such notification and any other communication 
between the Secretary and that chief executive with respect to such 
access.
    ``(4) If an institution of higher education continues to deny 
recruiting access one year after the date of the transmittal of a 
notification regarding that institution under paragraph (3), the 
Secretary--
            ``(A) shall determine whether the institution denies 
        recruiting access to at least two of the armed forces (other 
        than the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in 
        the Navy); and
            ``(B) upon making an affirmative determination under 
        subparagraph (A), shall transmit a notification of the denial 
        of recruiting access to--
                    ``(i) the specified congressional committees;
                    ``(ii) the Senators of the State in which the 
                institution is located; and
                    ``(iii) the member of the House of Representatives 
                who represents the district in which the institution is 
                located.
    ``(5) The requirements of this subsection do not apply to an 
institution of higher education that maintains a religious objection to 
service in the armed forces if the objection is verifiable through the 
corporate or other organizational documents or materials of that 
school.
    ``(6) In this subsection:
            ``(A) The term `institution of higher education' has the 
        meaning given the term in section 101 of the Higher Education 
        Act of 1065 (20 U.S.C. 1001).
            ``(B) The term `recruiting access' means access requested 
        as described in paragraph (1).
            ``(C) The term `senior executive' has the meaning given 
        that term in section 3132(a)(3) of title 5.
            ``(D) The term `State' includes the District of Columbia, 
        the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the 
        Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American 
        Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the 
        Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
            ``(E) The term `specified congressional committees' means 
        the following:
                    ``(i) The Committee on Armed Services and the 
                Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of 
                the Senate.
                    ``(ii) The Committee on Armed Services and the 
                Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House 
                of Representatives.
            ``(F) The term `member of the House of Representatives' 
        includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to Congress.''.
    (b) Effective Date.--Subsection (a) and the amendments made by that 
subsection shall take effect on July 1, 2002.

SEC. 205. COMMISSION ON MILITARY RECRUITMENT AND NATIONAL SERVICE.

    (a) Establishment.--The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of 
State shall jointly establish a Commission on Military Recruitment and 
National Service (hereafter in this section referred to as the 
``Commission'').
    (b) Duties.--The Commission shall develop and evaluate various 
alternative means for increasing and broadening the participation of 
the people of the United States--
            (1) in all forms of service of the United States; and
            (2) in service in the Armed Forces in particular, including 
        participation in such service by graduates of colleges and 
        universities.
    (c) Composition.--(1) The Commission shall be composed of 9 members 
of whom--
            (A) five shall be appointed by the Secretary of Defense; 
        and
            (B) four shall be appointed by the Secretary of State.
    (2) The Secretary of Defense shall designate one of the members to 
serve as the Chairman of the Commission.
    (3) The appointments of the members of the Commission and the 
designation of the Chairman shall be made not later than 180 days after 
the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (d) Period of Appointment; Vacancies.--Members shall be appointed 
for the life of the Commission. Any vacancy in the Commission shall not 
affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner as the 
original appointment.
    (e) Meetings.--(1) The Commission shall meet at the call of the 
Chairman.
    (2) The Commission shall hold its first meeting not later than 30 
days after the date on which all members of the Commission have been 
appointed.
    (f) Quorum.--A majority of the members of the Commission shall 
constitute a quorum, but a lesser number of members may hold hearings.
    (g) Report.--(1) Not later than two years after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Commission shall submit to the Secretary of 
Defense and the Secretary of State a report which shall contain a 
detailed statement of the findings and conclusions of the Commission, 
together with its recommendations for such legislation and 
administrative actions as it considers appropriate.
    (2) Not later than 90 days after receiving the Commission's report, 
the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State shall jointly 
submit the report, together with any comments that either Secretary 
considers appropriate, to the President and Congress.
    (h) Powers of the Commission.--(1) The Commission may hold such 
hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, 
and receive such evidence as the Commission considers advisable to 
carry out this Act.
    (2) The Commission may secure directly from any department or 
agency of the United States any information that the Commission 
considers necessary to carry out its duties. Upon the request of the 
Chairman of the Commission, the head of a department or agency of the 
United States shall furnish the requested information to the 
Commission.
    (3) The Commission may use the United States mails in the same 
manner and under the same conditions as other departments and agencies 
of the Federal Government.
    (i) Members' Pay and Allowances.--(1) Each member of the Commission 
who is not an officer or employee of the Federal Government shall be 
compensated at a rate equal to the daily equivalent of the annual rate 
of basic pay prescribed for level IV of the Executive Schedule under 
section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, for each day (including 
travel time) during which such member is engaged in the performance of 
the duties of the Commission. All members of the Commission who are 
officers or employees of the United States shall serve without 
compensation in addition to that received for their services as 
officers or employees of the United States.
    (2) The members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, 
including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for 
employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, 
United States Code, while away from their homes or regular places of 
business in the performance of services for the Commission.
    (j) Staff.--(1) The Chairman of the Commission may, without regard 
to the civil service laws and regulations, appoint and terminate an 
executive director and such other additional personnel as may be 
necessary to enable the Commission to perform its duties. The 
employment of an executive director shall be subject to confirmation by 
the Commission.
    (2) The Chairman of the Commission may fix the compensation of the 
executive director and other personnel without regard to chapter 51 and 
subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code, relating 
to classification of positions and General Schedule pay rates, except 
that the rate of pay for the executive director and other personnel may 
not exceed the rate payable for level V of the Executive Schedule under 
section 5316 of such title.
    (3) Any Federal Government employee may be detailed to the 
Commission without reimbursement, and such detail shall be without 
interruption or loss of civil service status or privilege.
    (4) The Chairman of the Commission may procure temporary and 
intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States 
Code, at rates for individuals which do not exceed the daily equivalent 
of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for level V of the Executive 
Schedule under section 5316 of such title.
    (k) Termination of Commission.--The Commission shall terminate 90 
days after the date on which the Commission's is submitted to the 
President and Congress under subsection (g).
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