SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 29
(Senate - March 11, 2005)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 18--SETTING FORTH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET 
FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006 AND INCLUDING THE 
  APPROPRIATE BUDGETARY LEVELS FOR FISCAL YEARS 2005 AND 2007 THROUGH 
                                 2010.

  Mr. GREGG from the Committee on the Budget; submitted the following 
concurrent resolution; which was placed on the calendar:

                            S. Con. Res. 18

     SECTION 1. CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL 
                   YEAR 2006.

       (a) Declaration.--Congress declares that this resolution is 
     the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006 
     including the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 
     2005 and 2007 through 2010 as authorized by section 301 of 
     the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 632).
       (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this 
     concurrent resolution is as follows:

Sec. 1. Concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

                      TITLE I--LEVELS AND AMOUNTS

Sec. 101. Recommended levels and amounts.
Sec. 102. Social Security.
Sec. 103. Major functional categories.

                        TITLE II--RECONCILIATION

Sec. 201. Reconciliation in the Senate.

                        TITLE III--RESERVE FUNDS

Sec. 301. Reserve fund for health information technology and pay-for-
              performance.
Sec. 302. Reserve fund for Asbestos Injury Trust Fund.
Sec. 303. Reserve fund for the uninsured.
Sec. 304. Reserve fund for Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Sec. 305. Reserve fund for the Federal Pell Grant Program.
Sec. 306. Reserve fund for Higher Education.
Sec. 307. Reserve fund for energy legislation.
Sec. 308. Reserve fund for the safe importation of prescription drugs.
Sec. 309. Adjustment for surface transportation.

                      TITLE IV--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT

Sec. 401. Restrictions on advance appropriations.
Sec. 402. Emergency legislation.
Sec. 403. Supermajority enforcement.
Sec. 404. Discretionary spending limits in the Senate.
Sec. 405. Application and effect of changes in allocations and 
              aggregates.
Sec. 406. Adjustments to reflect changes in concepts and definitions.
Sec. 407. Limitation on long-term spending proposals.
Sec. 408. Exercise of rulemaking powers.

                      TITLE V--SENSE OF THE SENATE

Sec. 501. Sense of the Senate regarding unauthorized appropriations.
Sec. 502. Sense of the Senate regarding a commission to review the 
              performance of programs.
Sec. 503. Sense of the Senate regarding Tricare.
Sec. 504. Sense of the Senate regarding restraining Medicaid growth.
Sec. 505. Sense of the Senate regarding tribal colleges and 
              universities.
Sec. 506. Sense of the Senate regarding support for the President's 
              request to concentrate Federal funds for State and local 
              homeland security assistance programs on the highest 
              threats, vulnerabilities, and needs.
Sec. 507. Sense of the Senate rejecting proposed elimination of per 
              diem reimbursement to State nursing homes in the 
              President's budget.
Sec. 508. Sense of the Senate regarding Impact Aid.
Sec. 509. Sense of the Senate regarding mandatory agricultural 
              programs.

                      TITLE I--LEVELS AND AMOUNTS

     SEC. 101. RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS.

       The following budgetary levels are appropriate for the 
     fiscal years 2005 through 2010:
       (1) Federal revenues.--For purposes of the enforcement of 
     this resolution--
       (A) The recommended levels of Federal revenues are as 
     follows:
       Fiscal year 2005: $1,483,908,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006: $1,592,723,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007: $1,714,387,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008: $1,824,619,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009: $1,932,613,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010: $2,051,205,000,000.
       (B) The amounts by which the aggregate levels of Federal 
     revenues should be changed are as follows:
       Fiscal year 2005: -$116,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006: -$14,939,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007: -$4,884,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008: -$11,566,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009: -$23,602,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010: -$15,163,000,000.
       (2) New budget authority.--For purposes of the enforcement 
     of this resolution, the appropriate levels of total new 
     budget authority are as follows:
       Fiscal year 2005: $2,074,959,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006: $2,134,484,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007: $2,207,426,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008: $2,324,416,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009: $2,446,869,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010: $2,543,608,000,000.
       (3) Budget outlays.--For purposes of the enforcement of 
     this resolution, the appropriate levels of total budget 
     outlays are as follows:
       Fiscal year 2005: $2,055,994,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006: $2,143,040,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007: $2,222,311,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008: $2,310,069,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009: $2,412,389,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010: $2,518,768,000,000.
       (4) Deficits.--For purposes of the enforcement of this 
     resolution, the amounts of the deficits are as follows:
       Fiscal year 2005: -$572,086,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006: -$550,317,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007: -$507,924,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008: -$485,450,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009: -$479,776,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010: -$467,563,000,000.
       (5) Debt subject to limit.--The appropriate levels of the 
     public debt are as follows:
       Fiscal year 2005: $7,961,738,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006: $8,630,464,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007: $9,266,253,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008: $9,890,194,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009: $10,511,998,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010: $11,122,769,000,000.
       (6) Debt held by the public.--The appropriate levels of the 
     debt held by the public are as follows:
       Fiscal year 2005: $4,688,918,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006: $5,060,681,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007: $5,372,906,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008: $5,644,888,000,000.

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       Fiscal year 2009: $5,892,763,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010: $6,111,689,000,000.

     SEC. 102. SOCIAL SECURITY.

       (a) Social Security Revenues.--For purposes of Senate 
     enforcement under sections 302 and 311 of the Congressional 
     Budget Act of 1974, the amounts of revenues of the Federal 
     Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal 
     Disability Insurance Trust Fund are as follows:
       Fiscal year 2005: $573,475,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006: $604,777,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007: $637,792,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008: $671,688,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009: $705,849,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010: $740,343,000,000.
       (b) Social Security Outlays.--For purposes of Senate 
     enforcement under sections 302 and 311 of the Congressional 
     Budget Act of 1974, the amounts of outlays of the Federal 
     Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal 
     Disability Insurance Trust Fund are as follows:
       Fiscal year 2005: $398,088,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006: $415,993,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007: $429,254,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008: $443,235,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009: $460,443,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010: $479,412,000,000.
       (c) Social Security Administrative Expenses.--In the 
     Senate, the amounts of new budget authority and budget 
     outlays of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust 
     Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund for 
     administrative expenses are as follows:
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $4,426,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $4,405,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $4,576,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $4,587,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $4,710,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $4,785,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $4,853,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $4,849,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $5,001,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $4,974,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $5,152,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $5,124,000,000.

     SEC. 103. MAJOR FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES.

       Congress determines and declares that the appropriate 
     levels of new budget authority and budget outlays for fiscal 
     years 2005 through 2010 for each major functional category 
     are:
       (1) National Defense (050):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $498,761,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $496,928,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $491,526,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $496,117,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $465,260,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $479,984,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $483,730,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $479,730,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $503,763,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $489,146,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $513,904,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $505,872,000,000.
       (2) International Affairs (150):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $34,707,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $32,425,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $33,295,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $35,737,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $36,580,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $34,629,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $37,131,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $33,994,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $37,171,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $33,842,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $36,862,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $33,433,000,000.
       (3) General Science, Space, and Technology (250):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $24,413,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $23,594,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $24,735,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $23,894,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $25,294,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $24,672,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $25,796,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $25,095,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $26,102,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $25,472,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $26,413,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $25,808,000,000.
       (4) Energy (270):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $2,564,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $794,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $3,247,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $2,127,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $2,859,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $1,698,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $2,923,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $1,035,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $2,534,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $1,132,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $2,232,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $1,022,000,000.
       (5) Natural Resources and Environment (300):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $32,527,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $31,168,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $29,875,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $31,882,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $30,243,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $31,426,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $30,316,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $31,716,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $30,985,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $31,921,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $30,479,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $31,474,000,000.
       (6) Agriculture (350):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $30,151,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $28,550,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $29,087,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $28,143,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $26,245,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $25,057,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $24,492,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $23,434,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $24,845,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $23,950,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $24,584,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $23,854,000,000.
       (7) Commerce and Housing Credit (370):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $16,804,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $11,302,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $10,285,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $5,057,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $9,866,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $4,751,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $9,815,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $4,039,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $10,413,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $4,121,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $14,270,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $6,399,000,000.
       (8) Transportation (400):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $72,506,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $67,663,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $69,683,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $69,789,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $71,030,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $71,013,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $74,489,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $72,755,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $81,524,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $75,693,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $82,867,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $79,335,000,000.
       (9) Community and Regional Development (450):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $23,007,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $20,756,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $13,039,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $18,294,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $13,118,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $16,697,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $13,272,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $14,715,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $13,410,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $13,473,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $13,430,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $13,125,000,000.
       (10) Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services 
     (500):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $94,026,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $92,805,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $91,850,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $86,913,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $89,904,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $90,016,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $90,585,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $89,230,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $90,737,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $88,938,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $90,329,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $88,624,000,000.
       (11) Health (550):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $257,498,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $252,799,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $260,542,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $260,904,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $273,232,000,000.

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       (B) Outlays, $272,660,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $292,063,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $290,672,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $313,844,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $310,304,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $332,926,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $331,961,000,000.
       (12) Medicare (570):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $292,587,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $293,587,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $331,240,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $331,003,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $371,899,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $372,186,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $395,362,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $395,408,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $420,284,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $419,877,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $448,161,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $448,492,000,000.
       (13) Income Security (600):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $339,651,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $347,850,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $347,395,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $353,429,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $352,633,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $358,674,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $365,775,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $370,107,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $374,946,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $377,951,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $384,137,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $386,269,000,000.
       (14) Social Security (650):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $15,849,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $15,849,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $15,991,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $15,991,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $17,804,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $17,804,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $19,868,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $19,868,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $21,843,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $21,843,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $24,129,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $24,129,000,000.
       (15) Veterans Benefits and Services (700):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $69,448,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $68,873,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $68,584,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $67,996,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $66,181,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $65,894,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $69,458,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $69,255,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $69,971,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $69,680,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $70,069,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $69,794,000,000.
       (16) Administration of Justice (750):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $39,819,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $39,502,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $40,975,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $42,390,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $41,719,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $42,742,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $42,575,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $43,122,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $43,146,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $43,297,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $43,404,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $43,338,000,000.
       (17) General Government (800):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $16,765,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $17,673,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $18,154,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $18,429,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $18,204,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $18,178,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $19,883,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $19,823,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $17,902,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $17,675,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $18,222,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $18,024,000,000.
       (18) Net Interest (900):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $267,980,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $267,980,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $310,307,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $310,307,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $359,168,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $359,168,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $396,713,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $396,713,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $426,107,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $426,107,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $453,387,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, $453,387,000,000.
       (19) Allowances (920):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, $0
       (B) Outlays, $0
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, $0
       (B) Outlays, $0
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, $0
       (B) Outlays, $0
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, $0
       (B) Outlays, $0
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, $0
       (B) Outlays, $0
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, $0
       (B) Outlays, $0
       (20) Undistributed Offsetting Receipts (950):
       Fiscal year 2005:
       (A) New budget authority, -$54,104,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, -$54,104,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2006:
       (A) New budget authority, -$55,362,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, -$55,362,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2007:
       (A) New budget authority, -$63,813,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, -$64,938,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2008:
       (A) New budget authority, -$69,830,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, -$70,642,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2009:
       (A) New budget authority, -$62,658,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, -$62,033,000,000.
       Fiscal year 2010:
       (A) New budget authority, -$66,197,000,000.
       (B) Outlays, -$65,572,000,000.

                        TITLE II--RECONCILIATION

     SEC. 201. RECONCILIATION IN THE SENATE.

       (a) Spending Reconciliation Instructions.--In the Senate, 
     by June 6, 2005, the committees named in this section shall 
     submit their recommendations to the Committee on the Budget 
     of the Senate. After receiving those recommendations, the 
     Committee on the Budget shall report to the Senate a 
     reconciliation bill carrying out all such recommendations 
     without any substantive revision.
       (1) Committee on agriculture, nutrition, and forestry.--The 
     Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 
     shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction 
     sufficient to reduce outlays by $171,000,000 in fiscal year 
     2006, and $2,814,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2006 
     through 2010.
       (2) Committee on banking, housing, and urban affairs.--The 
     Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs shall 
     report changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to 
     reduce outlays by $30,000,000 in fiscal year 2006, and 
     $270,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 
     2010.
       (3) Committee on commerce, science, and transportation.--
     The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
     shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction 
     sufficient to reduce outlays by $8,000,000 in fiscal year 
     2006, and $2,576,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2006 
     through 2010.
       (4) Committee on energy and natural resources.--The Senate 
     Committee on Energy and Natural Resources shall report 
     changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce 
     outlays by $33,000,000 in fiscal year 2006, and 
     $2,658,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 
     2010.
       (5) Committee on environment and public works.--The Senate 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works shall report 
     changes in laws within its jurisdiction sufficient to reduce 
     outlays by $14,000,000 in fiscal year 2006, and $112,000,000 
     for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 2010.
       (6) Committee on finance.--The Senate Committee on Finance 
     shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction 
     sufficient to reduce outlays by $1,784,000,000 in fiscal year 
     2006, and $15,036,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2006 
     through 2010.
       (7) Committee on health, education, labor, and pensions.--
     The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions shall report changes in laws within its jurisdiction 
     sufficient to reduce outlays by $2,204,000,000 in fiscal 
     years 2005 and 2006, and $8,576,000,000 for the period of 
     fiscal years 2005 through 2010.
       (b) Revenue Reconciliation Instructions.--The Senate 
     Committee on Finance shall report to the Senate a 
     reconciliation bill not later than September 7, 2005 that 
     consists of changes in laws within its jurisdiction 
     sufficient to reduce the total level of revenues by not more 
     than: $14,939,000,000 for fiscal year 2006, and $70,154,000 
     for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 2010.
       (c) Increase in Statutory Debt Limit.--The Committee on 
     Finance shall report to the Senate a reconciliation bill not 
     later than September 16, 2005, that consists solely of 
     changes in laws within its jurisdiction to increase the 
     statutory debt limit by $446,464,000,000.

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                        TITLE III--RESERVE FUNDS

     SEC. 301. RESERVE FUND FOR HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND 
                   PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE.

       In the Senate, if the Committee on Finance or the Committee 
     on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions reports a bill or 
     joint resolution, if an amendment is offered thereto, or if a 
     conference report is submitted thereon, that--
       (1) provides incentives or other support for adoption of 
     modern information technology to improve quality in health 
     care; and
       (2) provides for performance-based payments that are based 
     on accepted clinical performance measures that improve the 
     quality in healthcare,

     provided that the committee is within its allocation as 
     provided under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act 
     of 1974, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may 
     revise allocations of new budget authority and outlays, the 
     revenue aggregates, and other appropriate measures to reflect 
     such legislation provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit for the period of fiscal years 2006 
     through 2010.

     SEC. 302. RESERVE FUND FOR ASBESTOS INJURY TRUST FUND.

       In the Senate, if the Committee on the Judiciary reports 
     legislation, if an amendment is offered thereto, or if a 
     conference report is submitted thereon, that--
       (1) compensates injured victims of asbestos-related 
     disease;
       (2) does not compensate uninjured claimants or those 
     suffering from a disease not shown to be asbestos-related 
     disease;
       (3) requires strict medical criteria; and
       (4) is reasonably expected to remain funded from non-
     Federal sources for the 50-year life of the fund,

     provided that the committee is within its allocation as 
     provided under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act 
     of 1974, the chairman of the Budget Committee may make the 
     appropriate adjustments in allocations and aggregates to the 
     extent that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 2056.

     SEC. 303. RESERVE FUND FOR THE UNINSURED.

       In the Senate, if the Committee on Finance or the Committee 
     on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate 
     reports a bill or joint resolution, if an amendment is 
     offered thereto, or if a conference report is submitted 
     thereon, that--
       (1) addresses health care costs, coverage, or care for the 
     uninsured;
       (2)(A) provides safety net access to integrated and other 
     health care services; or
       (B) increases the number of people with health insurance, 
     provided that such increase is not obtained primarily as a 
     result of increasing premiums for the currently insured; and
       (3) increases access to coverage through mechanisms that 
     decrease the growth of health care costs, and may include 
     tax- and market-based measures (such as tax credits, 
     deductibility, regulatory reforms, consumer-directed 
     initiatives, and other measures targeted to key segments of 
     the uninsured, such as individuals without employer-sponsored 
     coverage and college students and recent graduates),

     provided that the committee is within its allocation as 
     provided under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act 
     of 1974, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may 
     revise allocations of new budget authority and outlays, the 
     revenue aggregates, and other appropriate aggregates to 
     reflect such legislation, to the extent that such legislation 
     would not increase the deficit for fiscal year 2006 and for 
     the period of fiscal years 2006 through 2010.

     SEC. 304. RESERVE FUND FOR LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND.

       (a) In the Senate.--If--
       (1) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources reports a 
     bill or joint resolution, or an amendment is offered thereto, 
     or a conference report is submitted thereon, that permits 
     exploration and production of oil in the 1002 Area of the 
     Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and such measure is enacted; 
     and
       (2) the reconciliation instruction set out in section 
     201(a)(4) is met,
     provided that the committee is within its allocation as 
     provided under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act 
     of 1974, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the 
     Senate may make the adjustments described in subsection (b).
       (b) Adjustment for the Land and Water Conservation Fund 
     Programs and Additional Land Conservation Programs.--If the 
     Committee on Appropriations of the Senate reports a bill or 
     joint resolution, or if an amendment is offered thereto or a 
     conference report is submitted thereon that provides funding 
     for the programs described in this subsection at least at the 
     previous year's levels, adjusted for inflation, and makes 
     available a portion of the receipts resulting from enactment 
     of the legislation described in subsection (a) for the Land 
     and Water Conservation Fund, Federal Land Acquisition and 
     Stateside Grant Programs, and for the Coastal and Estuarine 
     Land Protection Program, and for the Forest Legacy Program, 
     the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may revise 
     committee allocations for that committee and other 
     appropriate budgetary aggregates and allocations of new 
     budget authority and outlays by the amount provided by that 
     measure for that purpose, but the adjustment may not exceed 
     $350,000,000 in new budget authority in each of fiscal years 
     2008 through 2010.

     SEC. 305. RESERVE FUND FOR THE FEDERAL PELL GRANT PROGRAM.

       In the Senate, if the Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions reports a bill or joint resolution, or an 
     amendment is offered thereto or a conference report is 
     submitted thereon, that provides a provision that eliminates 
     the accumulated shortfall of budget authority resulting from 
     insufficient appropriations of discretionary new budget 
     authority previously enacted for the Federal Pell Grant 
     Program for awards made through the award year 2005-2006, 
     provided that the committee is within its allocation as 
     provided under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act 
     of 1974, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may 
     revise the committee allocation and other appropriate 
     budgetary aggregates by the amount provided by that measure 
     for that purpose, but not to exceed $4,300,000,000 in new 
     budget authority for the fiscal year 2006.

     SEC. 306. RESERVE FUND FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

       In the Senate, if the Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions reports a bill or joint resolution, or an 
     amendment is offered thereto or a conference report is 
     submitted thereon, that reauthorizes the Higher Education Act 
     of 1965, provided that the committee is within its allocation 
     as provided under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget 
     Act of 1974, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may 
     revise committee allocations for that committee and other 
     appropriate budgetary aggregates and allocations of new 
     budget authority and outlays by the amount provided by that 
     measure for that purpose, but not to exceed $740,000,000 in 
     new budget authority and $676,000,000 in outlays for fiscal 
     year 2006, and $5,510,000,000 in new budget authority and 
     $5,006,000,000 in outlays for the period of fiscal years 2006 
     through 2010.

     SEC. 307. RESERVE FUND FOR ENERGY LEGISLATION.

       In the Senate, if a bill or joint resolution, or an 
     amendment is offered thereto or a conference report is 
     submitted thereon, within the jurisdiction of the Committee 
     on Energy and Natural Resources, that--
       (1) provides for a national energy policy; and
       (2) in conjunction with revenue legislation that does not 
     reduce net revenues by more than $803,000,000 in 2006 and 
     $4,557,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 
     2010,

     provided that the committee is within its allocation as 
     provided under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act 
     of 1974, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may 
     revise committee allocations for that committee and other 
     appropriate budgetary aggregates and allocations of new 
     budget authority and outlays by the amount provided by that 
     measure for that purpose, but not to exceed $100,000,000 in 
     new budget authority for fiscal year 2006 and the outlays 
     flowing from that budget authority and $2,000,000,000 in new 
     budget authority for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 
     2010 and the outlays flowing from that budget authority.

     SEC. 308. RESERVE FUND FOR THE SAFE IMPORTATION OF 
                   PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

       In the Senate, if the Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions reports a bill or joint resolution or an 
     amendment is offered thereto or a conference report is 
     submitted thereon, that permits the safe importation of 
     prescription drugs approved by the Food and Drug 
     Administration from specified countries with strong safety 
     laws, and provided that the committee is within its 
     allocation as provided under section 302(a) of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the chairman of the 
     Committee on the Budget may revise allocations of new budget 
     authority and outlays, revenue aggregates, and other 
     appropriate measures to reflect such legislation if any such 
     measure would not increase the deficit for fiscal year 2006 
     and for the period of fiscal years 2006 through 2010.

     SEC. 309. ADJUSTMENT FOR SURFACE TRANSPORTATION.

       (a) In General.--In the Senate, if the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Banking, 
     Housing, and Urban Affairs, or the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation reports a bill or joint 
     resolution, or an amendment is offered thereto or a 
     conference report is submitted thereon that provides new 
     budget authority for the budget accounts or portions thereof, 
     for programs, projects, and activities for highways, highway 
     safety, and transit, in excess of--
       (1) for fiscal year 2005, $42,606,000,000; or
       (2) for fiscal year 2006, $43,131,000,000; or
       (3) for fiscal years 2005 through 2009, $231,088,000,000;

     the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may make the 
     appropriate adjustments in allocations and aggregates) and 
     increase the allocation of new budget authority to such 
     committees for fiscal year 2005 and 2006 and for the period 
     of fiscal years 2005 through 2009 to the extent such 
     adjustment is offset by an increase in net new user-fee 
     receipts related to the purposes of the highway trust fund 
     that are appropriated to such fund for the applicable fiscal 
     year caused by such legislation. In the Senate, any increase 
     in receipts shall be reported by the Committee on Finance.
       (b) Adjustment for Outlays.--In the Senate, for fiscal year 
     2006, and, as necessary, in subsequent fiscal years, if a 
     bill or joint resolution is reported, or if an amendment is 
     offered thereto or a conference report is submitted thereon 
     that changes obligation limitations such that the total 
     limitations are in

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     excess of $42,686,000,000 for fiscal year 2006, for programs, 
     projects, and activities for highways, highway safety, and 
     transit, and if legislation has been enacted that satisfies 
     the conditions set forth in subsection (a) for such fiscal 
     year, the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may 
     increase the allocation of outlays and appropriate aggregates 
     for such fiscal year, and, as necessary, in subsequent fiscal 
     years, for the committees reporting such measures, by the 
     amount of outlays that corresponds to such excess obligation 
     limitations, but not to exceed the amount of such excess that 
     was offset in 2006 pursuant to subsection (a). After the 
     adjustment has been made, the Senate Committee on 
     Appropriations shall report new section 302(b) allocations 
     consistent with this section.

                      TITLE IV--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT

     SEC. 401. RESTRICTIONS ON ADVANCE APPROPRIATIONS.

       (a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), it 
     shall not be in order in the Senate to consider any bill, 
     joint resolution, motion, amendment, or conference report 
     that would provide an advance appropriation.
       (b) Exceptions.--An advance appropriation may be provided 
     for the fiscal years 2007 and 2008 for programs, projects, 
     activities, or accounts identified in the joint explanatory 
     statement of managers accompanying this resolution under the 
     heading ``Accounts Identified for Advance Appropriations'' in 
     an aggregate amount not to exceed $23,393,000,000 in new 
     budget authority in each year.
       (c) Disposition.--
       (1) In general.--In the Senate, subsection (a) may be 
     waived or suspended only by an affirmative vote of three-
     fifths of the Members, duly chosen and sworn. An affirmative 
     vote of three-fifths of the Members of the Senate, duly 
     chosen and sworn, shall be required to sustain an appeal of 
     the ruling of the Chair on a point of order raised under 
     subsection (a).
       (2) Procedure.--A point of order under subsection (a) may 
     be raised by a Senator as provided in section 313(e) of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
       (3) Disposition.--If a point of order is sustained under 
     subsection (a) against a conference report in the Senate, the 
     report shall be disposed of as provided in section 313(d) of 
     the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
       (d) Definition.--In this section, the term ``advance 
     appropriation'' means any discretionary new budget authority, 
     or any changes in mandatory programs that count against 
     discretionary spending limits, in a bill or joint resolution 
     making general appropriations or continuing appropriations 
     for fiscal year 2006 that first becomes available for any 
     fiscal year after 2006, or making general appropriations or 
     continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2007 that first 
     becomes available for any fiscal year after 2007.

     SEC. 402. EMERGENCY LEGISLATION.

       (a) Purpose.--It is the purpose of this section, in the 
     absence of an extension of the discretionary spending limits 
     and paygo requirements under the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, to enable Congress to 
     designate provisions of legislation as an emergency in order 
     to exempt such measures from enforcement of this resolution 
     with respect to the new budget authority, outlays, and 
     receipts resulting from such provisions.
       (b) In the Senate.--
       (1) Authority to designate.--With respect to a provision of 
     direct spending or receipts legislation or appropriations for 
     discretionary accounts that the President designates as an 
     emergency requirement and that Congress so designates in such 
     measure, the amounts of new budget authority, outlays, and 
     receipts in all fiscal years resulting from that provision 
     shall be treated as an emergency requirement for the purpose 
     of this section.
       (2) Exemption of emergency provisions.--Any new budget 
     authority, outlays, and receipts resulting from any provision 
     designated as an emergency requirement, pursuant to this 
     section, in any bill, joint resolution, amendment, or 
     conference report shall not count for purposes of sections 
     302, 303, 311, and 401 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
     1974 and section 404 of this resolution (relating to 
     discretionary spending limits in the Senate) and section 505 
     of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 
     2004 H. Con. Res. 95 (relating to the paygo requirement in 
     the Senate).
       (3) Designations.--
       (A) Guidance.--If a provision of legislation is designated 
     as an emergency requirement under this section, the committee 
     report and any statement of managers accompanying that 
     legislation shall include an explanation of the manner in 
     which the provision meets the criteria in subparagraph (B).
       (B) Criteria.--
       (i) In general.--Any such provision is an emergency 
     requirement if the situation addressed by such provision is--

       (I) necessary, essential, or vital (not merely useful or 
     beneficial);
       (II) sudden, quickly coming into being, and not building up 
     over time;
       (III) an urgent, pressing, and compelling need requiring 
     immediate action;
       (IV) subject to clause (ii), unforeseen, unpredictable, and 
     unanticipated; and
       (V) not permanent, temporary in nature.

       (ii) Unforeseen.--An emergency that is part of an aggregate 
     level of anticipated emergencies, particularly when normally 
     estimated in advance, is not unforeseen.
       (4) Definitions.--In this subsection, the terms ``direct 
     spending'', ``receipts'', and ``appropriations for 
     discretionary accounts'' means any provision of a bill, joint 
     resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report that 
     affects direct spending, receipts, or appropriations as those 
     terms have been defined and interpreted for purposes of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
       (5) Point of order.--When the Senate is considering a bill, 
     resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report, if a 
     point of order is made by a Senator against an emergency 
     designation in that measure, that provision making such a 
     designation shall be stricken from the measure and may not be 
     offered as an amendment from the floor.
       (6) Waiver and appeal.--Paragraph (5) may be waived or 
     suspended in the Senate only by an affirmative vote of three-
     fifths of the Members, duly chosen and sworn. Appeals in the 
     Senate from the decisions of the Chair relating to any 
     provision of this subsection shall be limited to 1 hour, to 
     be equally divided between, and controlled by, the appellant 
     and the manager of the bill or joint resolution, as the case 
     may be. An affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members of 
     the Senate, duly chosen and sworn, shall be required to 
     sustain an appeal of the ruling of the Chair on a point of 
     order raised under this section.
       (7) Definition of an emergency designation.--For purposes 
     of paragraph (5), a provision shall be considered an 
     emergency designation if it designates any item as an 
     emergency requirement pursuant to this section.
       (8) Form of the point of order.--A point of order under 
     paragraph (5) may be raised by a Senator as provided in 
     section 313(e) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
       (9) Conference reports.--If a point of order is sustained 
     under paragraph (5) against a conference report, the report 
     shall be disposed of as provided in section 313(d) of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
       (10) Exception for defense spending.--Paragraph (5) shall 
     not apply against an emergency designation for a provision 
     making discretionary appropriations under the defense 
     function (050).
       (c) Exemption of Overseas Contingent Operations.--
       (1) In general.--In the Senate, if a bill, joint 
     resolution, amendment, or a conference report makes 
     supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for overseas 
     contingency operations related to the global war on 
     terrorism, then the new budget authority, new entitlement 
     authority, and outlays resulting from the provisions of such 
     measure that are designated pursuant to this section as 
     making appropriations for such contingency operations--
       (A) shall not count for purposes of sections 302, 303, and 
     401 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974; and
       (B) shall not count for the purpose of section 404 of this 
     resolution (relating to discretionary spending limits in the 
     Senate) and section 505 of the Concurrent Resolution on the 
     Budget for Fiscal Year 2004 H. Con. Res. 95 (relating to the 
     pay-go requirement).
       (2) Limitation.--The amounts that are not counted for 
     purposes of this section shall not exceed $50,000,000,000 in 
     new budget authority and outlays associated with the budget 
     authority.

     SEC. 403. SUPERMAJORITY ENFORCEMENT.

       (a) Extension.--Notwithstanding any provision of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974, subsections (c)(2) and 
     (d)(3) of section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
     shall remain in effect for purposes of Senate enforcement 
     through September 30, 2010.
       (b) Unfunded Mandates.--
       (1) In general.--Section 425(a) (1) and (2) of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 shall be subject to the 
     waiver and appeal requirements of subsections (c)(2) and 
     (d)(3) of section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
     1974.
       (2) Effective date.--This subsection shall remain in effect 
     for purposes of Senate enforcement through September 30, 
     2010.

     SEC. 404. DISCRETIONARY SPENDING LIMITS IN THE SENATE.

       (a) Discretionary Spending Limits.--In the Senate and as 
     used in this section, the term ``discretionary spending 
     limit'' means--
       (1) for fiscal year 2006, $842,682,000,000 in new budget 
     authority and $915,690,000,000 in outlays for the 
     discretionary category;
       (2) for fiscal year 2007, $868,473,000,000 in new budget 
     authority for the discretionary category; and
       (3) for fiscal year 2008, $891,445,000,000 in new budget 
     authority for the discretionary category;
     as adjusted in conformance with the adjustment procedures in 
     subsection (d).
       (b) Adjustments to Discretionary Spending Limits.--
       (1) Continuing disability reviews.--If a bill or joint 
     resolution is reported making appropriations for fiscal year 
     2006 that appropriates $412,000,000 for continuing disability 
     reviews for the Social Security Administration, and provides 
     an additional appropriation of $189,000,000 for continuing 
     disability reviews for the Social Security Administration, 
     then the allocation to the Senate Committee on Appropriations 
     shall be increased by $189,000,000 in budget authority and 
     outlays flowing from the budget authority for fiscal year 
     2006.
       (2) Internal revenue service tax enforcement.--If a bill or 
     joint resolution is

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     reported making appropriations for fiscal year 2006 that 
     appropriates $6,447,000,000 for enhanced tax enforcement to 
     address the ``Federal tax gap'' for the Internal Revenue 
     Service, and provides an additional appropriation of 
     $446,000,000 for enhanced tax enforcement to address the 
     ``Federal tax gap'' for the Internal Revenue Service, then 
     the allocation to the Senate Committee on Appropriations 
     shall be increased by $446,000,000 in budget authority and 
     outlays flowing from the budget authority for fiscal year 
     2006.
       (3) Health care fraud and abuse control program.--If a bill 
     or joint resolution is reported making appropriations for 
     fiscal year 2006 that appropriates $80,000,000 to the health 
     care fraud and abuse control program at the Department of 
     Health and Human Services, then the allocation to the Senate 
     Committee on Appropriations shall be increased by $80,000,000 
     in budget authority and outlays flowing from the budget 
     authority for fiscal year 2006.
       (4) Unemployment insurance improper payments.--If a bill or 
     joint resolution is reported making appropriations for fiscal 
     year 2006 that appropriates $10,000,000 for unemployment 
     insurance improper payments reviews for the Department of 
     Labor, and provides an additional appropriation of 
     $40,000,000 for unemployment insurance improper payments 
     reviews for the Department of Labor, then the allocation to 
     the Senate Committee on Appropriations shall be increased by 
     $40,000,000 in budget authority and outlays flowing from the 
     budget authority for fiscal year 2006.
       (c) Discretionary Spending Point of Order in the Senate.--
       (1) In general.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
     subsection, it shall not be in order in the Senate to 
     consider any bill or joint resolution (or amendment, motion, 
     or conference report on that bill or joint resolution) that 
     would cause the discretionary spending limits in this section 
     to be exceeded.
       (2) Waiver.--This subsection may be waived or suspended in 
     the Senate only by the affirmative vote of three-fifths of 
     the Members, duly chosen and sworn.
       (3) Appeals.--Appeals in the Senate from the decisions of 
     the Chair relating to any provision of this subsection shall 
     be limited to 1 hour, to be equally divided between, and 
     controlled by, the appellant and the manager of the bill or 
     joint resolution, as the case may be. An affirmative vote of 
     three-fifths of the Members of the Senate, duly chosen and 
     sworn, shall be required to sustain an appeal of the ruling 
     of the Chair on a point of order raised under this 
     subsection.
       (d) Procedure for Adjustments.--
       (1) In general.--
       (A) Chairman.--After the reporting of a bill or joint 
     resolution, or the offering of an amendment thereto or the 
     submission of a conference report thereon, the chairman of 
     the Committee on the Budget may make the adjustments set 
     forth in subparagraph (B) for the amount of new budget 
     authority in that measure (if that measure meets the 
     requirements set forth in paragraph (2)) and the outlays 
     flowing from that budget authority.
       (B) Matters to be adjusted.--The adjustments referred to in 
     subparagraph (A) are to be made to--
       (i) the discretionary spending limits, if any, set forth in 
     the appropriate concurrent resolution on the budget;
       (ii) the allocations made pursuant to the appropriate 
     concurrent resolution on the budget pursuant to section 
     302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974; and
       (iii) the budgetary aggregates as set forth in the 
     appropriate concurrent resolution on the budget.
       (2) Amounts of adjustments.--The adjustment referred to in 
     paragraph (1) shall be an amount provided for the fiscal year 
     2006 pursuant to subsection (b).
       (3) Reporting revised suballocations.--Following any 
     adjustment made under paragraph (1), the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the Senate shall report appropriately 
     revised suballocations under section 302(b) of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to carry out this 
     subsection.

     SEC. 405. APPLICATION AND EFFECT OF CHANGES IN ALLOCATIONS 
                   AND AGGREGATES.

       (a) Application.--Any adjustments of allocations and 
     aggregates made pursuant to this resolution shall--
       (1) apply while that measure is under consideration;
       (2) take effect upon the enactment of that measure; and
       (3) be published in the Congressional Record as soon as 
     practicable.
       (b) Effect of Changed Allocations and Aggregates.--Revised 
     allocations and aggregates resulting from these adjustments 
     shall be considered for the purposes of the Congressional 
     Budget Act of 1974 as allocations and aggregates contained in 
     this resolution.
       (c) Budget Committee Determinations.--For purposes of this 
     resolution--
       (1) the levels of new budget authority, outlays, direct 
     spending, new entitlement authority, revenues, deficits, and 
     surpluses for a fiscal year or period of fiscal years shall 
     be determined on the basis of estimates made by the 
     appropriate Committee on the Budget; and
       (2) such chairman may make any other necessary adjustments 
     to such levels to carry out this resolution.

     SEC. 406. ADJUSTMENTS TO REFLECT CHANGES IN CONCEPTS AND 
                   DEFINITIONS.

       (a) In General.--In the Senate, upon the enactment of a 
     bill or joint resolution providing for a change in concepts 
     or definitions, the appropriate chairman of the Committee on 
     the Budget shall make adjustments to the levels and 
     allocations in this resolution in accordance with section 
     251(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
     Act of 1985 (as in effect prior to September 30, 2002).
       (b) Pell Grants.--
       (1) Budget authority.--In the Senate, if appropriations of 
     discretionary new budget authority enacted for the Federal 
     Pell Grant Program are insufficient to cover the full cost of 
     Pell Grants in the upcoming award year, adjusted for any 
     cumulative funding surplus or shortfall from prior years, the 
     budget authority counted against the bill for the Pell Grant 
     Program shall be equal to the adjusted full cost.
       (2) Application.--This subsection shall apply only to new 
     Pell Grant awards approved in legislation for award year 
     2006-2007 and subsequent award years and shall not apply to 
     the cumulative shortfall through award year 2005-2006.
       (3) Estimates.--The estimate of the budget authority 
     associated with the full cost of Pell Grants shall be based 
     on the maximum award and any changes in eligibility 
     requirements, using current economic and technical 
     assumptions and as determined pursuant to scorekeeping 
     guidelines, if any.

     SEC. 407. LIMITATION ON LONG-TERM SPENDING PROPOSALS.

       (a) Congressional Budget Office Analysis of Proposals.--The 
     Congressional Budget Office shall, to the extent practicable, 
     prepare an estimate of the costs in each of the four 10-year 
     periods beginning in fiscal year 2015 through fiscal year 
     2055, for each bill or resolution of a public character, 
     except measures within the jurisdiction of the Committee on 
     Appropriations, causing a net increase in direct spending in 
     excess of $5,000,000,000 in any of the four 10-year periods, 
     and shall submit to the committee the estimate of the costs 
     of the legislation.
       (b) In the Senate.--It shall not be in order to consider 
     any bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference 
     report that would cause a net increase in direct spending in 
     excess of $5,000,000,000 in any of the four 10-year periods 
     beginning in 2015 through 2055, as measured against current 
     law out-year estimates prepared by the Congressional Budget 
     Office.
       (c) Waiver.--This section may be waived or suspended only 
     by the affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members, duly 
     chosen and sworn.
       (d) Appeals.--An affirmative vote of three-fifths of the 
     Members, duly chosen and sworn, shall be required to sustain 
     an appeal of the ruling of the Chair on a point of order 
     raised under this section.
       (e) Determinations of Budget Levels.--For purposes of this 
     section, the levels of net direct spending shall be 
     determined on the basis of estimates provided by the 
     Committee on the Budget of the Senate.
       (f) Sunset.--This section shall expire on September 30, 
     2010.

     SEC. 408. EXERCISE OF RULEMAKING POWERS.

       Congress adopts the provisions of this title--
       (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate 
     and the House, respectively, and as such they shall be 
     considered as part of the rules of each House, or of that 
     House to which they specifically apply, and such rules shall 
     supersede other rules only to the extent that they are 
     inconsistent therewith; and
       (2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of 
     either House to change those rules (so far as they relate to 
     that house) at any time, in the same manner, and to the same 
     extent as in the case of any other rule of that House.

                      TITLE V--SENSE OF THE SENATE

     SEC. 501. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING UNAUTHORIZED 
                   APPROPRIATIONS.

       It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should--
       (1) preclude consideration of any bill, joint resolution, 
     motion, amendment, or conference report that would provide an 
     appropriation, in whole or in part, for programs not 
     specifically authorized by law or Treaty stipulation, or the 
     amount of which exceeds the amount specifically authorized by 
     law or Treaty stipulation, or that would provide a limited 
     tax benefit as defined by the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 
     (Public Law 104-130), and
       (2) determine a method for effectively containing the 
     extraordinary growth in unauthorized earmarks.

     SEC. 502. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING A COMMISSION TO 
                   REVIEW THE PERFORMANCE OF PROGRAMS.

       It is the sense of the Senate that a commission should be 
     established to review Federal agencies, and programs within 
     such agencies, with the express purpose of providing Congress 
     with recommendations, and legislation to implement those 
     recommendations, to realign or eliminate Government agencies 
     and programs that are wasteful, duplicative, inefficient, 
     outdated, irrelevant, or have failed to accomplish their 
     intended purpose.

     SEC. 503. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING TRICARE.

       It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should provide 
     sufficient funding to the Department of Defense to offer 
     members of the

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     Reserve Component continuous access to TRICARE, for a 
     premium, regardless of their activation status.

     SEC. 504. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING RESTRAINING MEDICAID 
                   GROWTH.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate makes the following findings:
       (1) The Medicaid program provides essential health care and 
     long-term care services to more than 50,000,000 low-income 
     children, pregnant women, parents, individuals with 
     disabilities, and senior citizens. It is a Federal guarantee 
     that ensures the most vulnerable will have access to needed 
     medical services.
       (2) Medicaid provides critical access to long-term care and 
     other services for the elderly and individuals living with 
     disabilities, and is the single largest provider of long-term 
     care services. Medicaid also pays for personal care and other 
     supportive services that are typically not provided by 
     private health insurance or Medicare, but are necessary to 
     enable individuals with spinal cord injuries, developmental 
     disabilities, neurological degenerative diseases, serious and 
     persistent mental illnesses, HIV/AIDS, and other chronic 
     conditions to remain in the community, to work, and to 
     maintain independence.
       (3) Medicaid supplements the Medicare program for more than 
     6,000,000 low-income elderly or disabled Medicare 
     beneficiaries, assisting them with their Medicare premiums 
     and co-insurance, wrap-around benefits, and the costs of 
     nursing home care that Medicare does not cover. The Medicaid 
     program spent nearly $40,000,000,000 on uncovered Medicare 
     services in 2002.
       (4) Medicaid provides health insurance for more than \1/4\ 
     of America's children and is the largest purchaser of 
     maternity care, paying for more than \1/3\ of all the births 
     in the United States each year. Medicaid also provides 
     critical access to care for children with disabilities, 
     covering more than 70 percent of poor children with 
     disabilities.
       (5) More than 16,000,000 women depend on Medicaid for their 
     health care. Women comprise the majority of seniors (71 
     percent) on Medicaid. Half of nonelderly women with permanent 
     mental or physical disabilities have health coverage through 
     Medicaid. Medicaid provides treatment for low-income women 
     diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer in every State.
       (6) Medicaid is the Nation's largest source of payment for 
     mental health services, HIV/AIDS care, and care for children 
     with special needs. Much of this care is either not covered 
     by private insurance or limited in scope or duration. 
     Medicaid is also a critical source of funding for health care 
     for children in foster care and for health services in 
     schools.
       (7) Medicaid funds help ensure access to care for all 
     Americans. Medicaid is the single largest source of revenue 
     for the Nation's safety net hospitals, health centers, and 
     nursing homes, and is critical to the ability of these 
     providers to adequately serve all Americans.
       (8) Medicaid serves a major role in ensuring that the 
     number of Americans without health insurance, approximately 
     45,000,000 in 2003, is not substantially higher. The system 
     of Federal matching for State Medicaid expenditures ensures 
     that Federal funds will grow as State spending increases in 
     response to unmet needs, enabling Medicaid to help buffer the 
     drop in private coverage during recessions. More than 
     4,800,000 Americans lost employer-sponsored coverage between 
     2000 and 2003, during which time Medicaid enrolled an 
     additional 8,400,000 Americans.
       (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate 
     that the Finance Committee shall not report a reconciliation 
     bill that achieves spending reductions that would--
       (1) undermine the role the Medicaid program plays as a 
     critical component of the health care system of the United 
     States;
       (2) cap Federal Medicaid spending, or otherwise shift 
     Medicaid cost burdens to State or local governments and their 
     taxpayers and health providers, forcing a reduction in access 
     to essential health services for low-income elderly 
     individuals, individuals with disabilities, and children and 
     families; or
       (3) undermine the Federal guarantee of health insurance 
     coverage Medicaid provides, which would threaten not only the 
     health care safety net of the United States, but the entire 
     health care system.

     SEC. 505. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING TRIBAL COLLEGES AND 
                   UNIVERSITIES.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate finds the following:
       (1) American Indians from over 250 federally recognized 
     tribes nationwide attend tribal college and universities, a 
     majority of whom are first-generation college students.
       (2) Tribal colleges and universities are located in some of 
     the most isolated and impoverished areas in the Nation and 
     are the Nation's most poorly funded institutions of higher 
     education. While the Tribally Controlled College or 
     University Assistance Act, or ``Tribal College Act'' provides 
     funding based solely on Indian students, the colleges have 
     open enrollment policies providing access to postsecondary 
     education opportunities to all interested students, about 20 
     percent of whom are non-Indian. With rare exception, tribal 
     colleges and universities do not receive operating funds from 
     their respective States for these non-Indian State resident 
     students. Yet, if these same students attended any other 
     public institutions in their States, the State would provide 
     basic operating funds to the institution.
       (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate 
     that--
       (1) this resolution recognizes the funding challenges faced 
     by tribal colleges, and universities and assumes that 
     equitable consideration will be provided to them through 
     funding of the Tribally Controlled College or University 
     Assistance Act, the Equity in Educational Land Grant Status 
     Act, title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and the 
     National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and 
     Housing and Urban Development Tribal College and University 
     Programs; and
       (2) such equitable consideration reflects Congress intent 
     to continue to work toward statutory Federal funding 
     authorization goals for tribal colleges and universities.

     SEC. 506. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING SUPPORT FOR THE 
                   PRESIDENT'S REQUEST TO CONCENTRATE FEDERAL 
                   FUNDS FOR STATE AND LOCAL HOMELAND SECURITY 
                   ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ON THE HIGHEST THREATS, 
                   VULNERABILITIES, AND NEEDS.

       It is the sense of the Senate that Congress supports the 
     President's request to ``Concentrat[e] Federal funds for 
     State and local homeland security assistance programs on the 
     highest threats, vulnerabilities, and needs.''.

     SEC. 507. SENSE OF THE SENATE REJECTING PROPOSED ELIMINATION 
                   OF PER DIEM REIMBURSEMENT TO STATE NURSING 
                   HOMES IN THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET.

       It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should reject 
     the President's proposal to eliminate per diem payments to 
     State Veterans Homes for the vast majority of patients that 
     reside in these homes.

     SEC. 508. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING IMPACT AID.

       It is the sense of the Senate that funding for Impact Aid 
     (Title VIII of Public Law 107-110) should be sufficient to 
     insure that all federally connected school districts are 
     provided a payment under sections 8002 and 8003 of that Act 
     that will allow them to address the increase in program costs 
     in recent years, as this is critical for school districts 
     addressing the emotional and family needs of children of 
     military families who have a parent or parents engaged in 
     conflict in Iraq or Afghanistan.

     SEC. 509. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING MANDATORY 
                   AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate finds the following:
       (1) The mandatory farm programs administered by United 
     States Department of Agriculture under the Food Security and 
     Rural Development Act of 2002 provide an economic safety net, 
     ensure the availability of Federal crop insurance, fund 
     conservation priorities, and enhance agriculture export 
     market opportunities for United States farmers and ranchers.
       (2) The actual budget outlays for farm bill programs for 
     fiscal years 2002-2004 have been about $16,700,000,000 less 
     than projected by the Congressional Budget Office in August 
     2002, shortly after the farm bill was passed.
       (3) Over 72 percent of farm program payments are currently 
     received by only 10 percent of our Nation's program crop 
     producers.
       (4) Any agricultural policy modifications should address 
     the disproportionate share of farm program payments received 
     by the largest farming operations.
       (5) If commodity prices decline, as projected by the 
     Congressional Budget Office over the next several years, 
     agricultural programs will be even more important to the 
     economic future of small- and medium-sized family farms.
       (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate 
     that any reconciled mandatory agriculture savings required 
     under this resolution should be primarily achieved through 
     modifications to the payment limitation provisions of the 
     Food Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.

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