TEXT OF AMENDMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 129
(Senate - October 06, 2005)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 2053. Mr. STEVENS proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 2863, 
making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. INCREASE IN RATE OF BASIC PAY OF THE ENLISTED MEMBER 
                   SERVING AS THE SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR FOR THE 
                   CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF.

       (a) Increase.--Footnote 2 to the table on Enlisted Members 
     in section 601(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136; 37 U.S.C. 1009 
     note) is amended by striking ``or Master Chief Petty Officer 
     of the Coast Guard'' and inserting ``Master Chief Petty 
     Officer of the Coast Guard, or Senior Enlisted Advisor for 
     the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff''.
       (b) Personal Money Allowance.--
       (1) Entitlement.--Section 414(c) of title 37, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking ``or the Master Chief Petty 
     Officer of the Coast Guard'' and inserting ``the Master Chief 
     Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, or the Senior Enlisted 
     Advisor for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff''.
       (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by paragraph (1) 
     shall take effect on April 1, 2005.
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  SA 2054. Mr. STEVENS (for Mr. Frist) proposed an amendment to the 
bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes; as 
follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. SUPPORT FOR YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS.

       (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Support 
     Our Scouts Act of 2005''.
       (b) Support for Youth Organizations.--
       (1) Definitions.--In this subsection--
       (A) the term ``Federal agency'' means each department, 
     agency, instrumentality, or other entity of the United States 
     Government; and
       (B) the term ``youth organization''--
       (i) means any organization that is designated by the 
     President as an organization that is primarily intended to--

       (I) serve individuals under the age of 21 years;
       (II) provide training in citizenship, leadership, physical 
     fitness, service to community, and teamwork; and
       (III) promote the development of character and ethical and 
     moral values; and

       (ii) shall include--

       (I) the Boy Scouts of America;
       (II) the Girl Scouts of the United States of America;
       (III) the Boys Clubs of America;
       (IV) the Girls Clubs of America;
       (V) the Young Men's Christian Association;
       (VI) the Young Women's Christian Association;
       (VII) the Civil Air Patrol;
       (VIII) the United States Olympic Committee;
       (IX) the Special Olympics;
       (X) Campfire USA;
       (XI) the Young Marines;
       (XII) the Naval Sea Cadets Corps;
       (XIII) 4-H Clubs;
       (XIV) the Police Athletic League;
       (XV) Big Brothers--Big Sisters of America; and
       (XVI) National Guard Youth Challenge.

       (2) In general.--
       (A) Support for youth organizations.--
       (i) Support.--No Federal law (including any rule, 
     regulation, directive, instruction, or order) shall be 
     construed to limit any Federal agency from providing any form 
     of support for a youth organization (including the

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     Boy Scouts of America or any group officially affiliated with 
     the Boy Scouts of America) that would result in that Federal 
     agency providing less support to that youth organization (or 
     any similar organization chartered under the chapter of title 
     36, United States Code, relating to that youth organization) 
     than was provided during the preceding fiscal year. This 
     clause shall be subject to the availability of 
     appropriations.
       (ii) Youth organizations that cease to exist.--Clause (i) 
     shall not apply to any youth organization that ceases to 
     exist.
       (iii) Waivers.--The head of a Federal agency may waive the 
     application of clause (i) to any youth organization with 
     respect to each conviction or investigation described under 
     subclause (I) or (II) for a period of not more than 2 fiscal 
     years if--

       (I) any senior officer (including any member of the board 
     of directors) of the youth organization is convicted of a 
     criminal offense relating to the official duties of that 
     officer or the youth organization is convicted of a criminal 
     offense; or
       (II) the youth organization is the subject of a criminal 
     investigation relating to fraudulent use or waste of Federal 
     funds.

       (B) Types of support.--Support described under this 
     paragraph shall include--
       (i) holding meetings, camping events, or other activities 
     on Federal property;
       (ii) hosting any official event of such organization;
       (iii) loaning equipment; and
       (iv) providing personnel services and logistical support.
       (c) Support for Scout Jamborees.--
       (1) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (A) Section 8 of article I of the Constitution of the 
     United States commits exclusively to Congress the powers to 
     raise and support armies, provide and maintain a Navy, and 
     make rules for the government and regulation of the land and 
     naval forces.
       (B) Under those powers conferred by section 8 of article I 
     of the Constitution of the United States to provide, support, 
     and maintain the Armed Forces, it lies within the discretion 
     of Congress to provide opportunities to train the Armed 
     Forces.
       (C) The primary purpose of the Armed Forces is to defend 
     our national security and prepare for combat should the need 
     arise.
       (D) One of the most critical elements in defending the 
     Nation and preparing for combat is training in conditions 
     that simulate the preparation, logistics, and leadership 
     required for defense and combat.
       (E) Support for youth organization events simulates the 
     preparation, logistics, and leadership required for defending 
     our national security and preparing for combat.
       (F) For example, Boy Scouts of America's National Scout 
     Jamboree is a unique training event for the Armed Forces, as 
     it requires the construction, maintenance, and disassembly of 
     a ``tent city'' capable of supporting tens of thousands of 
     people for a week or longer. Camporees at the United States 
     Military Academy for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts provide 
     similar training opportunities on a smaller scale.
       (2) Support.--Section 2554 of title 10, United States Code, 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(i)(1) The Secretary of Defense shall provide at least 
     the same level of support under this section for a national 
     or world Boy Scout Jamboree as was provided under this 
     section for the preceding national or world Boy Scout 
     Jamboree.
       ``(2) The Secretary of Defense may waive paragraph (1), if 
     the Secretary--
       ``(A) determines that providing the support subject to 
     paragraph (1) would be detrimental to the national security 
     of the United States; and
       ``(B) reports such a determination to the Congress in a 
     timely manner, and before such support is not provided.''.
       (d) Equal Access for Youth Organizations.--Section 109 of 
     the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 
     5309) is amended--
       (1) in the first sentence of subsection (b) by inserting 
     ``or (e)'' after ``subsection (a)''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(e) Equal Access.--
       ``(1) Definition.--In this subsection, the term `youth 
     organization' means any organization described under part B 
     of subtitle II of title 36, United States Code, that is 
     intended to serve individuals under the age of 21 years.
       ``(2) In general.--No State or unit of general local 
     government that has a designated open forum, limited public 
     forum, or nonpublic forum and that is a recipient of 
     assistance under this chapter shall deny equal access or a 
     fair opportunity to meet to, or discriminate against, any 
     youth organization, including the Boy Scouts of America or 
     any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of 
     America, that wishes to conduct a meeting or otherwise 
     participate in that designated open forum, limited public 
     forum, or nonpublic forum.''.
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  SA 2055. MR. STEVENS (for Mr. Byrd) proposed an amendment to the bill 
H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes; as 
follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

                               TITLE __.

       Sec. 101. (a) There are appropriated out of the Employment 
     Security Administration Account of the Unemployment Trust 
     Fund, $14,000,000 for authorized administrative expenses.
       (b) From the money in the Treasury not otherwise obligated 
     or appropriated, there are appropriated to the Office of the 
     Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human 
     Services $5,000,000 for oversight activities related to 
     Hurricane Katrina.
       (c) The amounts appropriated under subsection (a) and (b)--
       (1) are designated as emergency requirements pursuant to 
     section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress); and
       (2) shall remain available until expended.

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