June 18, 1996 - Issue: Vol. 142, No. 90 — Daily Edition104th Congress (1995 - 1996) - 2nd Session
AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 90
(Senate - June 18, 1996)
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[Pages S6411-S6412] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED ______ THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997 ______ GRASSLEY AMENDMENT NO. 4047 Mr. GRASSLEY proposed an amendment to the bill (S.1745) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1997 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes; as follows: At the end of subtitle A of title X add the following: SEC. . FORCE MODERNIZATION FUNDED BY REDUCTIONS IN SPENDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMS. (a) Funding Freeze at Programmed Level for Fiscal Year 1998.--The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the total amount expended for infrastructure programs for each of fiscal years 1998 through 2001 does not exceed $145,000,000,000. (b) Use of Savings for Force Modernization.--The Secretary of Defense shall take the actions necessary to program for procurement for force modernization for the fiscal years referred to in subsection (a) the amount of the savings in expenditures for infrastructure programs that is derived from actions taken to carry out that subsection. (c) Protection of Program for Spare Parts and Training.--In formulating the future-years defense programs to be submitted to Congress in fiscal year 1997 (for fiscal year 1998 and following fiscal years), fiscal year 1998 (for fiscal year 1999 and following fiscal years), fiscal year 1999 (for fiscal year 2000 and following fiscal years), and fiscal year 2000 (for fiscal year 2001 and following fiscal years), the Secretary shall preserve the growth in programmed funding for spare parts and training for fiscal years 1998 through 2001 that is provided in the future-years defense program that was submitted to Congress in fiscal year 1996. (d) Reductions To Be Shown in Fiscal Year 1998 Future-Years Defense Program.--The future-years defense program submitted to Congress in fiscal year 1997 shall reflect the programming for the reduction in expenditures for infrastructure programs that is necessary to carry out subsection (a) and the programming for force modernization that is required by subsection (b). (e) GAO Review of Fiscal Year 1998 Future-Years Defense Program.--The Comptroller General shall review the future- years defense program referred to in subsection (c) [[Page S6412]] and, not later than May 1, 1997, submit to Congress a report regarding compliance with that subsection. The report shall include a discussion of the extent, if any, to which the compliance is deficient or cannot be ascertained. (f) Infrastructure Programs Defined.--For the purposes of this section, infrastructure programs are programs of the Department of Defense that are composed of activities that provide support services for mission programs of the Department of Defense and operate primarily from fixed locations. Infrastructure programs include program elements in the following categories: (1) Acquisition infrastructure. (2) Installation support. (3) Central command, control, and communications. (4) Force management. (5) Central logistics. (6) Central medical. (7) Central personnel. (8) Central training. (9) Resource adjustments for foreign currency fluctuations and Defense Logistics Agency managed stock fund cash requirements. (g) Future-Years Defense Program Defined.--As used in this section, the term ``future-years defense program'' means the future-years defense program submitted to Congress pursuant to section 221 of title 10, United States Code. ______ DORGAN (AND OTHERS) AMENDMENT NO. 4048 Mr. DORGAN (for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Harkin, and Mr. Bumpers) proposed an amendment to the bill, S. 1745, supra; as follows: On page 31, strike out line 2 and insert in lieu thereof the following: ``$9,362,542,000, of which-- ``(A) $508,437,000 is authorized for national missile defense;''. ______ KYL (AND REID) AMENDMENT NO. 4049 Mr. KYL (for himself and Mr. Reid) proposed an amendment to the bill, S. 1745, supra; as follows: At the end of subtitle F of title X add the following: SEC. . UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR TESTING CONSTRAINTS. (a) Authority.--Subject to subsection (b), effective on October 1, 1996, the United States may conduct tests of nuclear weapons involving underground nuclear detonations in a fiscal year if-- (1) the Senate has not provided advice and consent to the ratification of a multilateral comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty; (2) the President has submitted under subsection (b) an annual report covering that fiscal year (as the first of the fiscal years covered by that report); (3) 90 days have elapsed after the submittal of that report; and (4) Congress has not agreed to a joint resolution described in subsection (d) within that 90-day period. (b) Report.--Not later than March 1 of each year, the President shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services and on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committees on National Security and on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, in classified and unclassified forms, a report containing the following matters: (1) The status on achieving a multilateral comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, unless the Senate has already provided its advice and consent to the ratification of such a treaty. (2) An assessment of the then current and projected safety and reliability of each type of nuclear warhead that is to be maintained in the active and inactive nuclear stockpiles of the United States during the four successive fiscal years following the fiscal year in which the report is submitted. (3) A description of the number and types of nuclear warheads that are to be removed from the active and inactive stockpiles during those four fiscal years, together with a discussion of the dismantlement of nuclear weapons that is planned or projected to be carried out during such fiscal years. (4) A description of the number and type of tests involving underground nuclear detonations that are planned to be carried out during those four fiscal years, if any, and a discussion of the justification for such tests. (c) Testing by United Kingdom.--Subject to the same conditions as are set forth in paragraphs (1) through (4) of subsection (a) for testing by the United States, the President may authorize the United Kingdom to conduct in the United States one or more tests of a nuclear weapon within a period covered by an annual report if the President determines that is in the national interest of the United States to do so. (d) Joint Resolution of Disapproval.--For the purposes of subsection (a)(4), ``joint resolution'' means only a joint resolution introduced after the date on which the committees referred to in subsection (b) receive the report required by that subsection the matter after the resolving clause of which is as follows: ``Congress disapproves the report of the President on nuclear weapons testing, transmitted on pursuant to section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997.'' (the first blank being filled in which the date of the report). (e) Implementation of Test Ban Treaty.--If, with the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification of a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, the United States enters into such a treaty, the United States may not conduct tests of nuclear weapons involving underground nuclear detonations that exceed yield limits imposed by the treaty unless the President, in consultation with Congress, withdraws the United States from the treaty in the supreme national interest. (f) Report of the Superseded Law.--Section 507 of Public law 102-377 (106 Stat. 1343; 42 U.S.C. 2121 note) is repealed. ____________________