CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET, FISCAL YEAR 2016--Continued; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 51
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    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET, FISCAL YEAR 2016--Continued

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The majority leader.
  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, it is my understanding there will be a 
vote on the Brown amendment that is pending.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator is right.
  There is 2 minutes of debate prior to a vote on Brown amendment No. 
994.
  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that following 
the disposition of the Brown amendment, which we were just discussing, 
No. 994, the next amendments in order be the following and that the 
Senate vote on the amendments in the order listed with no second-degree 
amendments in order prior to the votes: Vitter No. 811, Warren No. 
1094, Lee No. 855, Cardin No. 367, Rubio No. 552, and Kaine No. 1047, 
as modified.
  I further ask unanimous consent that there be 2 minutes equally 
divided between the managers or their designees prior to each vote and 
that all votes after the first in this series be 10 minutes in length.
  Let me just say parenthetically that if everyone will stay in their 
seat--the clerk tells me it takes 7 minutes to call the roll. So if 
everyone will stay in their seat, we will go straight through. They 
tell me it takes 7 minutes to do it. This should take us about an hour 
if we get started.
  Further, I ask unanimous consent that following the disposition of 
the listed amendments and any cleared amendments agreed to by both 
managers and both leaders, the remaining pending amendments be 
withdrawn and the Senate proceed to vote on adoption of the resolution, 
as amended.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection?
  Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The Senator from Ohio.


                           Amendment No. 994

  Mr. BROWN. Mr. President, I ask to call up amendment No. 994.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The amendment is pending.
  Mr. BROWN. Mr. President, 18 years ago, the 6 biggest U.S. banks had 
assets equal to 18 percent of the GDP. Today, those six banks' combined 
assets are about 63 percent of GDP, with an average of more than 5,000 
legal entities operating in 57 different countries.
  Dodd-Frank requires large banks to produce an annual living will 
explaining the bank's plan for its own rapid and orderly resolution 
through the bankruptcy process in the event of material financial 
distress or failure. The Brown-Vitter amendment says that if banks 
cannot credibly explain how they can fail safely, then they are 
considered too big to fail and they need to have more capital or be 
restructured until they can go bankrupt without a government bailout.
  As Chairman Shelby told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, if a 
bank is too big to fail, it is probably too big to exist.
  I ask support for the Brown-Vitter amendment.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Wyoming.
  Mr. ENZI. Mr. President, there is no objection on our side. We would 
hope for a voice vote.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is on agreeing to the Brown 
amendment.
  The amendment (No. 994) was agreed to.


                           Amendment No. 811

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. There is 2 minutes of debate prior to a vote 
on Vitter amendment No. 811.
  The Senator from Louisiana.
  Mr. VITTER. Mr. President, during the ObamaCare debate on the Senate 
floor, the Senate passed an amendment to the Obama bill saying that all 
Members of Congress need to go to our exchange for health care, just as 
other Americans have gone to the exchange--no special deal, no special 
exemptions, and no special subsidy.
  After that was passed into law, a lot of folks didn't like it, and a 
special rule was applied by the Obama administration to change some of 
that situation. This amendment would say: No, we are going to live by 
that statute. We are going to go to the exchange for our health care--
no special subsidy, no special deal--and it would also apply to the 
President, the Vice President, and their political appointees.
  This amendment would not change anything at all with regard to 
congressional staff.
  I urge support for my amendment.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from California.
  Mrs. BOXER. Mr. President, colleagues, this is very important. Today, 
every single Senator is treated like every single person in the country 
who works for a large employer. Those large employers all make a 
contribution to their employees' health care. We don't get any 
subsidies. We don't qualify for subsidies. We are treated like everyone 
else in this country who has an employer contribution to their health 
care.
  Now, colleagues, you do not have to take that employer contribution. 
If you don't want it, give it back. You don't need this amendment to 
give it back. If you feel as strongly as Senator Vitter does that you 
and your family don't want or need this employer contribution, then 
give it back to the Treasury, as I assume Senator Vitter does.
  Again, we don't need this amendment. If you don't want your employer 
contribution, you vote yes.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. All time for debate has expired.
  Mrs. BOXER. And if you believe we should be treated like everyone 
else in the country, vote no. That is how I am voting.
  Mr. VITTER. I ask for the yeas and nays.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second?
  There is a sufficient second.
  The question is on agreeing to the amendment.
  The clerk will call the roll.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk called the roll.
  Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from California (Mrs. 
Feinstein) and the Senator from Maryland (Ms. Mikulski) are necessarily 
absent.
  The result was announced--yeas 52, nays 46, as follows:

                      [Rollcall Vote No. 130 Leg.]

                                YEAS--52

     Alexander
     Ayotte
     Barrasso
     Bennet
     Blunt
     Boozman
     Burr
     Capito
     Cassidy
     Cochran
     Corker
     Cornyn
     Cotton
     Crapo
     Cruz
     Daines
     Enzi
     Ernst
     Fischer
     Flake
     Gardner
     Graham
     Grassley
     Hatch
     Heller
     Hoeven
     Inhofe
     Isakson
     Johnson
     Kirk
     Lankford
     Lee
     McCain
     McConnell
     Moran
     Paul
     Perdue
     Portman
     Risch
     Roberts
     Rounds
     Rubio
     Sasse
     Scott
     Sessions
     Shelby
     Sullivan
     Thune
     Tillis
     Toomey
     Vitter
     Wicker

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                                NAYS--46

     Baldwin
     Blumenthal
     Booker
     Boxer
     Brown
     Cantwell
     Cardin
     Carper
     Casey
     Coats
     Collins
     Coons
     Donnelly
     Durbin
     Franken
     Gillibrand
     Heinrich
     Heitkamp
     Hirono
     Kaine
     King
     Klobuchar
     Leahy
     Manchin
     Markey
     McCaskill
     Menendez
     Merkley
     Murkowski
     Murphy
     Murray
     Nelson
     Peters
     Reed
     Reid
     Sanders
     Schatz
     Schumer
     Shaheen
     Stabenow
     Tester
     Udall
     Warner
     Warren
     Whitehouse
     Wyden

                             NOT VOTING--2

     Feinstein
     Mikulski
       
  The amendment (No. 811) was agreed to.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Massachusetts.


                    Amendment No. 1094, as Modified

  Ms. WARREN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to call up my 
amendment No. 1094, as modified, with the changes at the desk.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection?
  Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The clerk will report the amendment, as modified.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

       The Senator from Massachusetts [Ms. Warren], for herself, 
     Mr. Manchin, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Schatz, proposes 
     an amendment numbered 1094, as modified.

  The amendment, as modified, is as follows:

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
                       expanding Social Security)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO EXPANDING 
                   AND PROTECTING SOCIAL SECURITY.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the sustainable expansion of benefits under the 
     Social Security program and promoting the complete long-term 
     actuarial solvency of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors 
     Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance 
     Trust Fund, by the amounts provided in such legislation for 
     those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. There is 2 minutes of debate prior to a vote 
on the Warren amendment No. 1094, as modified.
  The Senator from Massachusetts.
  Ms. WARREN. Mr. President, more than ever, our seniors depend on 
safety and reliability of Social Security. For 15 million seniors, 
Social Security is the only thing that stands between them and poverty.
  For too long in Washington, Social Security has been under assault. 
Republicans have long argued that we have to gut the program to save 
it. Well, they are wrong. We shouldn't be talking about gutting Social 
Security. We should be talking about strengthening Social Security. We 
should be talking about protecting Social Security. We should be 
talking about expanding Social Security.
  This amendment supports those goals. We acknowledge the need to make 
certain the program is solvent--something that people can depend on. We 
reject the false choice that too many Republicans have put forward to 
scare our seniors into believing they must absorb drastic cuts in the 
benefits they depend on. And we believe when two-thirds of the 
seniors----
  The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Scott). The Senator's time has expired.
  Ms. WARREN. Two minutes? Oh, 1 minute. I thank the Chair.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Wyoming.
  Mr. ENZI. Mr. President, at the present time, Social Security has an 
unfunded liability of $25 trillion over the infinite horizon. There is 
a problem. It is not to scare seniors, it is to preserve and make the 
program sustainable.
  When President Clinton was in office, he and Rick Santorum held a 
day's seminar on Social Security reform. We broke into Republican-
Democratic House and Senate groups the next day. We came up with a 
blueprint for saving Social Security and to fix it. We recognized it 
took many different options, just not one option. One option will not 
solve the problem, and no one party can address the issue alone.
  We are prohibited by statute from making changes to Social Security 
in a budget resolution, and that is probably a good thing. So I urge a 
``no'' vote on this amendment.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is on agreeing to the Warren 
amendment, as modified.
  Ms. WARREN. I ask for the yeas and nays.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second?
  There appears to be a sufficient second.
  The clerk will call the roll.
  The legislative clerk called the roll.
  Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from California (Mrs. 
Feinstein) and the Senator from Maryland (Ms. Mikulski) are necessarily 
absent.
  Mr. SCHUMER. May I make a unanimous consent request that we waive the 
reading of the names?
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Are there any other Senators in the Chamber 
desiring to vote?
  The result was announced--yeas 42, nays 56, as follows:

                      [Rollcall Vote No. 131 Leg.]

                                YEAS--42

     Baldwin
     Bennet
     Blumenthal
     Booker
     Boxer
     Brown
     Cantwell
     Cardin
     Casey
     Coons
     Donnelly
     Durbin
     Franken
     Gillibrand
     Heinrich
     Hirono
     Kaine
     King
     Klobuchar
     Leahy
     Manchin
     Markey
     McCaskill
     Menendez
     Merkley
     Murphy
     Murray
     Nelson
     Peters
     Reed
     Reid
     Sanders
     Schatz
     Schumer
     Shaheen
     Stabenow
     Tester
     Udall
     Warner
     Warren
     Whitehouse
     Wyden

                                NAYS--56

     Alexander
     Ayotte
     Barrasso
     Blunt
     Boozman
     Burr
     Capito
     Carper
     Cassidy
     Coats
     Cochran
     Collins
     Corker
     Cornyn
     Cotton
     Crapo
     Cruz
     Daines
     Enzi
     Ernst
     Fischer
     Flake
     Gardner
     Graham
     Grassley
     Hatch
     Heitkamp
     Heller
     Hoeven
     Inhofe
     Isakson
     Johnson
     Kirk
     Lankford
     Lee
     McCain
     McConnell
     Moran
     Murkowski
     Paul
     Perdue
     Portman
     Risch
     Roberts
     Rounds
     Rubio
     Sasse
     Scott
     Sessions
     Shelby
     Sullivan
     Thune
     Tillis
     Toomey
     Vitter
     Wicker

                             NOT VOTING--2

     Feinstein
     Mikulski
       
  The amendment (No. 1094), as modified, was rejected.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Democratic leader.
  Mr. REID. Mr. President, it is my understanding the reason the clerk 
reads the names is so the Republican press can determine how we vote.
  Would the Chair indicate whether that is true or false?
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. It is for the benefit of the Senate as a body.
  Mr. REID. We do have the right if we, by consent, agree to waive the 
reading of the names; is that right?
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator is correct.
  Mr. REID. Would the Senator from New York renew his request?
  Mr. SCHUMER. Thank you, Mr. Leader.
  I renew my unanimous consent request that for the rest of the votes 
we have this evening, except on final passage of the budget, we waive 
the reading of the names.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The reading of the names will be waived.


                           Amendment No. 855

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. There is 2 minutes of debate prior to a vote 
on Lee amendment No. 855.
  The Senator from Utah.
  Mr. LEE. Mr. President, this amendment, amendment No. 855, would 
create a budget point of order--a point of order that would make it 
clear it is not in order to consider a debt ceiling increase using 
reconciliation instructions under this budget.
  While the language in this budget does not itself expressly authorize 
the use of reconciliation for this purpose, it does nothing to prohibit 
such language from being added in conference. So the point of order at 
issue would impact only legislation that attempts to use reconciliation 
instructions to pass a debt limit increase, and it would require an 
affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Members duly sworn and chosen.

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  This is something the American people deserve to have debated and 
discussed independently. It is also something that ought to require an 
enhanced threshold.
  I encourage my colleagues to support amendment No. 855.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Vermont.
  Mr. SANDERS. Mr. President, deciding whether to increase the debt 
limit is like putting purchases on your credit card and then deciding 
whether to pay the bill. Increasing the debt limit is not a license to 
take on more debt, it simply makes it possible to pay the bills we have 
already incurred.
  Recent history shows that leaving this to the last minute, and even 
coming close to hitting the debt limit, is extremely dangerous for our 
country and, in fact, the entire world. Even the remote possibility of 
default by the U.S. Government is enough to throw markets into turmoil 
and has resulted in credit rating agencies downgrading our credit 
worthiness.

  Unfortunately, in recent years some of my Republican colleagues have 
used raising the debt limit as a way to extract policy concessions that 
invariably include draconian cuts to programs that are important to 
working families and the middle class. This amendment continues that 
trend by making it even harder to raise the debt limit and thus 
easier----
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. All time has expired.
  Mr. SANDERS.--to cause an international panic.
  I urge colleagues to oppose this amendment.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is on agreeing to Lee amendment 
No. 855.
  Mr. BURR. I ask for the yeas and nays.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second?
  There appears to be a sufficient second.
  The clerk will call the roll.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk called the roll.
  Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from California (Mrs. 
Feinstein) and the Senator from Maryland (Mrs. Mikulski) are 
necessarily absent.
  The result was announced--yeas 54, nays 44, as follows:

                      [Rollcall Vote No. 132 Leg.]

                                YEAS--54

     Ayotte
     Barrasso
     Blunt
     Boozman
     Burr
     Capito
     Cassidy
     Coats
     Cochran
     Corker
     Cornyn
     Cotton
     Crapo
     Cruz
     Daines
     Enzi
     Ernst
     Fischer
     Flake
     Gardner
     Graham
     Grassley
     Hatch
     Heller
     Hoeven
     Inhofe
     Isakson
     Johnson
     Kirk
     Lankford
     Lee
     Manchin
     McCain
     McConnell
     Moran
     Murkowski
     Paul
     Perdue
     Portman
     Risch
     Roberts
     Rounds
     Rubio
     Sasse
     Scott
     Sessions
     Shelby
     Sullivan
     Tester
     Thune
     Tillis
     Toomey
     Vitter
     Wicker

                                NAYS--44

     Alexander
     Baldwin
     Bennet
     Blumenthal
     Booker
     Boxer
     Brown
     Cantwell
     Cardin
     Carper
     Casey
     Collins
     Coons
     Donnelly
     Durbin
     Franken
     Gillibrand
     Heinrich
     Heitkamp
     Hirono
     Kaine
     King
     Klobuchar
     Leahy
     Markey
     McCaskill
     Menendez
     Merkley
     Murphy
     Murray
     Nelson
     Peters
     Reed
     Reid
     Sanders
     Schatz
     Schumer
     Shaheen
     Stabenow
     Udall
     Warner
     Warren
     Whitehouse
     Wyden

                             NOT VOTING--2

     Feinstein
     Mikulski
       
  The amendment (No. 855) was agreed to.


                           Amendment No. 367

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. There is 2 minutes of debate prior to a vote 
on the Cardin amendment No. 367.
  The Senator from Maryland.
  Mr. CARDIN. Mr. President, there is an estimated 5.85 million 
citizens who can't vote as a result of criminal convictions and nearly 
4.4 million of those have already been released from prison. One out of 
every 13 African Americans of voting age have lost their right to vote.
  This amendment creates a deficit-neutral reserve fund in order to 
consider voter reenfranchisement initiatives. It is not descriptive as 
to the type.
  Senator Paul has introduced legislation on this subject. I have 
introduced legislation on this subject. I would hope this would be 
accepted by voice vote. It spells out in the amendment that we would 
like the U.S. attorney to inform during plea agreements the impact on 
defendants on their rights to vote, and that we would like to have data 
concerning the impact on minority populations.
  I hope we could move forward with this, and I would be willing to 
accept this on a voice vote.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Wyoming.
  Mr. ENZI. Mr. President, I am going to have to recommend a ``no'' 
vote because of States' rights concerns. There are 48 States and the 
District of Columbia that prohibit voting while incarcerated for a 
felony offense. I was fascinated to find that only two States--Maine 
and Vermont--permit persons in prison to vote.
  An estimated 5.85 million Americans--one in 40 adults--has currently 
or permanently lost their voting rights as a result of a felony 
conviction. But each State has its own process for restoring the voting 
rights to ex-offenders now. States are best suited to make the judgment 
call, as they are closest to their citizens.
  So I ask for a States' rights vote of ``no.''
  Mr. CARDIN. Mr. President, is there any time remaining on the 
Democratic side?
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. No time remains on the Democratic side.
  The question is on agreeing to the Cardin amendment No. 367.
  Mr. CARDIN. Mr. President, I ask for the yeas and nays.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second?
  There appears to be a sufficient second.
  The clerk will call the roll.
  The legislative clerk called the roll.
  Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from California (Mrs. 
Feinstein) and the Senator from Maryland (Mrs. Mikulski) are 
necessarily absent.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Are there any other Senators in the Chamber 
desiring to vote?
  The result was announced--yeas 47, nays 51, as follows:

                      [Rollcall Vote No. 133 Leg.]

                                YEAS--47

     Alexander
     Baldwin
     Bennet
     Blumenthal
     Booker
     Boxer
     Brown
     Cantwell
     Cardin
     Carper
     Casey
     Coons
     Corker
     Donnelly
     Durbin
     Franken
     Gillibrand
     Heinrich
     Heitkamp
     Hirono
     Kaine
     King
     Klobuchar
     Leahy
     Markey
     McCaskill
     Menendez
     Merkley
     Murkowski
     Murphy
     Murray
     Nelson
     Paul
     Peters
     Reed
     Reid
     Sanders
     Schatz
     Schumer
     Shaheen
     Stabenow
     Tester
     Udall
     Warner
     Warren
     Whitehouse
     Wyden

                                NAYS--51

     Ayotte
     Barrasso
     Blunt
     Boozman
     Burr
     Capito
     Cassidy
     Coats
     Cochran
     Collins
     Cornyn
     Cotton
     Crapo
     Cruz
     Daines
     Enzi
     Ernst
     Fischer
     Flake
     Gardner
     Graham
     Grassley
     Hatch
     Heller
     Hoeven
     Inhofe
     Isakson
     Johnson
     Kirk
     Lankford
     Lee
     Manchin
     McCain
     McConnell
     Moran
     Perdue
     Portman
     Risch
     Roberts
     Rounds
     Rubio
     Sasse
     Scott
     Sessions
     Shelby
     Sullivan
     Thune
     Tillis
     Toomey
     Vitter
     Wicker

                             NOT VOTING--2

     Feinstein
     Mikulski
       
  The amendment (No. 367) was rejected.


                           Amendment No. 552

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. There is 2 minutes of debate prior to a vote 
on the Rubio amendment No. 552.
  The Senator from Florida.
  Mr. RUBIO. Mr. President, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and that 
is where the United States should have its Embassy. However, since 1995 
when Congress passed the Jerusalem Relocation Act, that is how it has 
been recognized. However, a waiver has been used over the last 20 years 
to avoid this move. This amendment would allow funding to achieve what 
is already in the U.S. Code.
  I yield the remainder of my time to the Senator from South Carolina.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from South Carolina.
  Mr. GRAHAM. Mr. President, as all of you know, the Knesset meets in 
Jerusalem. Every political party in Israel recognizes Jerusalem as 
their capital. Both political parties of the United States should do 
the same. That is where our Embassy should be.

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  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Vermont.
  Mr. SANDERS. I suggest a voice vote.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there any further debate?
  Hearing none, the question is on agreeing to the Rubio amendment No. 
552.
  The amendment (No. 552) was agreed to.


                           Amendment No. 1047

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. There will now be 2 minutes of debate on the 
Kaine amendment No. 1047.


                    Amendment No. 1047, as Modified

  Mr. KAINE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that my amendment 
be modified with the changes at the desk.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection?
  Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The amendment, as modified, is as follows:
       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3 ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO REVISE 
                   OR REPEAL SEQUESTRATION.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels and limits in this 
     resolution for one or more bills, joint resolutions, 
     amendments, amendments between the Houses, motions, or 
     conference reports that amend section 251(c) of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 or the 
     enforcement procedures under section 251A of that Act to 
     revise or repeal the discretionary spending limits and 
     enforcement procedures established under those sections, 
     relating to providing relief from sequestration and the 
     reduction in discretionary spending limits for fiscal years 
     2016 and 2017, split evenly between both the revised security 
     category and the revised nonsecurity category, and offsetting 
     such relief through targeted changes in mandatory or 
     discretionary spending programs (not pertaining to Social 
     Security) and tax expenditures by the amounts provided in 
     such legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over the period of 
     the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025. For purposes of 
     determining deficit-neutrality under this section, the 
     Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate may 
     include the estimated effects of any amendment or amendments 
     to the discretionary spending limits.

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. ADJUSTMENTS FOR SEQUESTRATION REPLACEMENT.

       (a) Mechanism for Implementing Increase in Discretionary 
     Limits.--If a measure becomes law that amends the 
     discretionary spending limits established under section 
     251(c) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
     Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901(c)), the adjustments to 
     discretionary spending limits under section 251(b) of that 
     Act (2 U.S.C. 901(b)), or the enforcement procedures 
     established under section 251A of that Act (2 U.S.C. 901a), 
     the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     shall adjust the allocation called for in section 302(a) of 
     the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 633(a)) to the 
     Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, and may adjust all 
     other budgetary aggregates, allocations, levels, and limits 
     contained in this resolution, as necessary, consistent with 
     such measure, up to the amounts specified and reserved in 
     subparagraph (b).
       (b) Amounts Specified and Reserved.--The amounts specified 
     (and to be reserved from the allocation called for in section 
     302(a) allocation of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 
     U.S.C. 633(a)) to the Committee on Appropriations of the 
     Senate until such time as the conditions specified in 
     subsection (a) are met are--
       (1) for fiscal year 2016--
       (A) for the revised security category, $37,000,000,000 in 
     budget authority (and the outlays flowing therefrom); and
       (B) for the revised nonsecurity category, $37,000,000,000 
     in budget authority (and the outlays flowing therefrom); and
       (2) for fiscal year 2017--
       (A) for the revised security category, $37,000,000,000 in 
     budget authority (and the outlays flowing therefrom); and
       (B) for the revised nonsecurity category, $37,000,000,000 
     in budget authority (and the outlays flowing therefrom).

  Mr. KAINE. Mr. President, the key budget issue that we are grappling 
with is what will we do about sequester in the budget caps. All of us 
since March of 2013 have heard in our various committees about the 
effect these caps are having on our national defense, our law 
enforcement, medical research, education, and every other priority. 
This amendment does two simple things. It creates a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to allow us to look for a sequester replacement that can 
analyze mandatory programs other than Social Security, discretionary 
programs, and tax entitlements--tax expenditures. Second, it creates a 
mechanism if such a bill is enacted to adjust the budget caps. If we 
are serious about lifting sequester, we should vote for this bill.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Wyoming.
  Mr. ENZI. Mr. President, one of the things the Republicans on the 
Budget Committee have suggested was that as soon as we finish the 
budget, which we hope to finish by April 15, that we could begin to 
look at the Budget Control Act itself. The budget resolution already 
provides for sequester replacement. There is a reserve fund in place 
for the sequester to use if the circumstances permit. Additionally this 
amendment would increase taxes, not to reduce the deficit but to 
increase spending. At a time when our national debt exceeds $18 
trillion when our debt is bigger than our economy, we need to talk 
about cutting spending and taxes, not increasing them.
  On the last recorded vote for the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution, 
I urge my colleagues to vote no.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is on agreeing to the Kaine 
amendment No. 1047, as modified.
  Mrs. MURRAY. I ask for the yeas and nays.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second?
  There is a sufficient second.
  The clerk will call the roll.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk called the roll.
  Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from California (Mrs. 
Feinstein) and the Senator from Maryland (Ms. Mikulski) are necessarily 
absent.
  The result was announced--yeas 50, nays 48, as follows:

                      [Rollcall Vote No. 134 Leg.]

                                YEAS--50

     Alexander
     Ayotte
     Baldwin
     Bennet
     Blumenthal
     Booker
     Boxer
     Brown
     Cantwell
     Cardin
     Carper
     Casey
     Collins
     Coons
     Corker
     Donnelly
     Durbin
     Franken
     Gillibrand
     Graham
     Heinrich
     Heitkamp
     Hirono
     Kaine
     King
     Klobuchar
     Leahy
     Manchin
     Markey
     McCain
     McCaskill
     Menendez
     Merkley
     Murphy
     Murray
     Nelson
     Peters
     Reed
     Reid
     Sanders
     Schatz
     Schumer
     Shaheen
     Stabenow
     Tester
     Udall
     Warner
     Warren
     Whitehouse
     Wyden

                                NAYS--48

     Barrasso
     Blunt
     Boozman
     Burr
     Capito
     Cassidy
     Coats
     Cochran
     Cornyn
     Cotton
     Crapo
     Cruz
     Daines
     Enzi
     Ernst
     Fischer
     Flake
     Gardner
     Grassley
     Hatch
     Heller
     Hoeven
     Inhofe
     Isakson
     Johnson
     Kirk
     Lankford
     Lee
     McConnell
     Moran
     Murkowski
     Paul
     Perdue
     Portman
     Risch
     Roberts
     Rounds
     Rubio
     Sasse
     Scott
     Sessions
     Shelby
     Sullivan
     Thune
     Tillis
     Toomey
     Vitter
     Wicker

                             NOT VOTING--2

     Feinstein
     Mikulski
       
  The amendment (No. 1047), as modified, was agreed to.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Wyoming.


Amendments Nos. 950; 647; 485; 780; 765; 348; 425; 624; 422; 595; 651; 
  604; 885; 346; 456; 597, as modified; 449; 534; 339; 693; 770; 830; 
   538; 1081; 380, as modified; 416, as modified; 1027; 827; 374, as 
 modified; 931; 404; 458, as modified; 648; 426; 442; 625; 620; 1039; 
  482; 402; 490, as modified; 491; 822; 533; 1099; 420, as modified; 
 1028; 453; 752, as modified; 1073, as modified; 1110; 983; 642; 636; 
638; 431; 793; 439; 705; 578; 342; 882; 899; 713; 364; 1002; 877; 721; 
 1067; 643; 437; 1005; 697; 569; 520; 708; 803; 1003; 720; 1033; 1013; 
 639; 1044; 434; 918; 986; 866; 392; 792; 1105; 1101; 435; 473; 1091; 
                 580; 585; 645; 694; 1104; 586; and 394



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  On page S2014, March 26, 2015, in the subhead in the third 
column, the following language appears: . . .1033; 482; 1013;. . .
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: . . .1033; 1013;. 
. .


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  Mr. ENZI. Mr. President, I send a list of amendments to the desk that 
has been cleared by both managers and both leaders.
  I ask unanimous consent that the amendments be considered en bloc and 
agreed to en bloc.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection?
  Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The amendments proposed (Nos. 950; 647; 780; 765; 348; 624; 422; 651; 
604; 885; 534; 339; 693; 830; 538; 1081; 380, as modified; 1027; 374, 
as modified; 931; 404; 458, as modified; 648; 625; 620; 1039; 482; 491; 
822; 1099; 420, as modified; 1028; 752, as modified; 1073, as modified; 
1110; 983; 642; 431; 793; 705; 882; 1002; 1067; 643; 569; 520; 803; 
1003; 1033; 1013; 918; 986; 866; 792; 1105; 1101; 1091; 580; 585; 645; 
1104; and 586) are as follows:


 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page S2014, March 26, 2015, at the bottom of the third 
column, the following language appears: . . . 1073, as modified; 
1100; . . .
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read:  . . 1073, as 
modified; 1110; . . .


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 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page S2014, March 26, 2015, at the bottom of the third 
column, the following language appears: . . .1033; 482; 1013;. . .
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: . . .1033; 1013;. 
. .


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 



 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page S2014, March 26, 2015, at the bottom of the third 
column, the following language appears:. . .1104; 586; and 394) 
are as follows:
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: . . .1104; and 
586) are as follows:


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                           amendment no. 950

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
promoting the return of children who have been legally adopted from the 
 Democratic Republic of the Congo and are only a plane ride away from 
   becoming United States citizens to their American citizen parents 
                     residing in the United States)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO PROMOTING 
                   THE RETURN OF CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN LEGALLY 
                   ADOPTED BY UNITED STATES CITIZENS FROM THE 
                   DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to promoting the return of children who have been 
     legally adopted by United States citizens from the Democratic 
     Republic of the Congo, by the amounts provided in such 
     legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 647

 (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the 
 development of a new nuclear-capable cruise missile by the Department 
      of Defense and the National Nuclear Security Administration)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 352. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW NUCLEAR-CAPABLE CRUISE 
                   MISSILE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND THE 
                   NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the development of a new nuclear-capable cruise 
     missile by the Department of Defense and the National Nuclear 
     Security Administration, by the amounts provided in such 
     legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 780

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
        eliminating the backlog of sexual assault evidence kits)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   ELIMINATING THE BACKLOG OF SEXUAL ASSAULT 
                   EVIDENCE KITS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to eliminating the backlog of sexual assault 
     evidence kits, which may include auditing the hidden backlog 
     of untested sexual assault kits and ensuring that the 
     collection and processing of DNA evidence by law enforcement 
     agencies from crimes is carried out in an appropriate and 
     timely manner, by the amounts provided in such legislation 
     for that purpose, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 765

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
   meeting the obligations outlined in the Plutonium Management and 
                         Disposition Agreement)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 352. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO MIXED 
                   OXIDE FUEL FABRICATION.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to mixed oxide fuel fabrication, by the amounts 
     provided in such legislation for that purpose, provided that 
     such legislation would not increase the deficit over either 
     the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or 
     the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 348

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
   installing watchdogs at Federal agencies with extended Inspector 
General vacancies and strengthening and reforming Offices of Inspectors 
General to ensure that such Offices are appropriately prioritizing the 
  investigation of waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct within Federal 
                               agencies)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO REFORMING 
                   OFFICES OF INSPECTORS GENERAL AND PREVENTING 
                   EXTENDED VACANCIES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to strengthening and reforming Federal Offices of 
     Inspectors General, reducing vacancies in such Offices, and 
     providing for improvements in the overall economy, 
     efficiency, and effectiveness of Inspectors General by the 
     amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           amendment no. 624

 (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve the 
                 competitiveness of the United States)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND TO IMPROVE THE 
                   COMPETITIVENESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to improving basic science research and development 
     programs in the United States by the amounts provided in such 
     legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 422

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
 ensuring that the conservation of northern long-eared bat populations 
             and local economic development are compatible)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO ENSURING 
                   THAT THE CONSERVATION OF NORTHERN LONG-EARED 
                   BAT POPULATIONS AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
                   ARE COMPATIBLE.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 
     1531 et seq.), which may include requirements that State 
     conservation plans relating to the northern long-eared bat 
     are given maximum flexibility to be successful so as to 
     preserve and protect local and rural economies before any 
     Federal listing decision is made with respect to the northern 
     long-eared bat, by the amounts provided in such legislation 
     for those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 651

(Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to allow the Drug 
Enforcement Administration and Federal Bureau of Investigation to enter 
 into joint task forces with tribal and local law enforcement agencies)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND TO ALLOW THE DRUG 
                   ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION AND FEDERAL BUREAU 
                   OF INVESTIGATION TO ENTER INTO JOINT TASK 
                   FORCES WITH TRIBAL AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT 
                   AGENCIES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the Drug Enforcement Administration and Federal 
     Bureau of Investigation entering into joint task forces with 
     tribal and local law enforcement agencies by the amounts 
     provided in such legislation for that purpose, provided that 
     such legislation would not increase the deficit over either 
     the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or 
     the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 604

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
   encouraging cost savings in office space used by Federal agencies)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   ENCOURAGING COST SAVINGS IN OFFICE SPACE USED 
                   BY FEDERAL AGENCIES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to encouraging cost savings in office

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     space used by Federal agencies, which may include encouraging 
     Federal agencies to utilize office space unused by the 
     Federal Government before purchasing or renting additional 
     space, by the amounts provided in such legislation for those 
     purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase 
     the deficit over either the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 885

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
    providing technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring 
       entrepreneurs through small business development centers)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO PROVIDING 
                   TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SMALL BUSINESSES AND 
                   ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS THROUGH SMALL BUSINESS 
                   DEVELOPMENT CENTERS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to providing technical assistance to small 
     businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs through small business 
     development centers by the amounts provided in such 
     legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 534

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
preventing access to marijuana edibles by children in States that have 
                       decriminalized marijuana)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO PREVENTING 
                   ACCESS TO MARIJUANA EDIBLES BY CHILDREN IN 
                   STATES THAT HAVE DECRIMINALIZED MARIJUANA.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to preventing access to edible marijuana products by 
     children in States that have decriminalized marijuana, by the 
     amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           amendment no. 339

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
               providing mortgage lending to rural areas)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO PROVIDING 
                   MORTGAGE LENDING TO RURAL AREAS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to providing mortgage lending to rural areas by the 
     amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 693

  (Purpose: To modify section 431 relating to oversight of Government 
                              performance)

       In section 431, insert ``in the Office of Inspector General 
     semiannual reports and the Office of Inspector General's list 
     of unimplemented recommendations and'' before ``on the 
     Government Accountability Office's''.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 830

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
researching health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to 
          toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   RESEARCHING HEALTH CONDITIONS OF THE 
                   DESCENDANTS OF VETERANS EXPOSED TO TOXIC 
                   SUBSTANCES DURING SERVICE IN THE ARMED FORCES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to researching health conditions of the descendants 
     of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the 
     Armed Forces by the amounts provided in such legislation for 
     those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 538

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
  increasing the Family Funds limit of the Small Business Investment 
  Company Program from $225,000,000 to $350,000,000, as passed by the 
 Committee in 2013, which is zero subsidy and funded entirely through 
                 fees paid by investors and businesses)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO RAISING 
                   THE FAMILY OF FUNDS LIMIT OF THE SMALL BUSINESS 
                   INVESTMENT COMPANY PROGRAM.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the Small Business Investment Company Program of 
     the Small Business Administration, which may include raising 
     the Family of Funds limit of the Small Business Investment 
     Company Program, by the amounts provided in such legislation 
     for those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1081

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
 detection, investigation, and prosecution of the owners and operators 
 of websites who knowingly allow such websites to be used to advertise 
            commercial sex with children over the Internet)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO DETECTION, 
                   INVESTIGATION, AND PROSECUTION OF THE OWNERS 
                   AND OPERATORS OF WEBSITES WHO KNOWINGLY ALLOW 
                   SUCH WEBSITES TO BE USED TO ADVERTISE 
                   COMMERCIAL SEX WITH CHILDREN OVER THE INTERNET.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to online child sex trafficking, which may include 
     the detection, investigation, and prosecution of the owners 
     and operators of websites who knowingly allow such websites 
     to be used to advertise commercial sex with children over the 
     Internet, by the amounts provided in such legislation for 
     those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                     AMENDMENT NO. 380, As Modified

  (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to assist the 
            States in carrying out drought prevention plans)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND TO SUPPORT STATE 
                   DROUGHT PREVENTION PLANS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to assisting the States in carrying out drought 
     prevention plans by the amounts provided in such legislation 
     for those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1027

 (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to preserve and 
 protect the open Internet in a manner that provides clear and certain 
    rules and does not jeopardize public safety, universal service, 
 privacy, accessibility, consumer protection, competition, innovation, 
                             or investment)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND TO PRESERVE AND 
                   PROTECT THE OPEN INTERNET.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to protecting the open Internet and promoting 
     further innovation and investment in Internet services, 
     content, infrastructure, and technologies by the amounts 
     provided in such legislation for those purposes, provided 
     that such legislation would not increase the deficit over 
     either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 
     2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 
     2025.


                     AMENDMENT NO. 374, as Modified

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
  providing coverage of virtual colonoscopies as a colorectal cancer 
               screening test under the Medicare program)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

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     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO PROVIDING 
                   COVERAGE OF VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPIES AS A 
                   COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING TEST UNDER THE 
                   MEDICARE PROGRAM.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to providing coverage of virtual colonoscopies as a 
     colorectal cancer screening test under the Medicare program 
     by the amounts provided in such legislation for those 
     purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase 
     the deficit over either the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2025.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 931

  (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to strengthen 
    waterborne commerce in our ports and harbors, which may include 
   increasing the percentage of the amounts expended from the Harbor 
 Maintenance Trust Fund that are dedicated to port infrastructure and 
                              maintenance)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   STRENGTHENING WATERBORNE COMMERCE IN OUR PORTS 
                   AND HARBORS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to strengthening waterborne commerce in our ports 
     and harbors, which may include increasing the amounts 
     expended from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund that are 
     dedicated to port infrastructure and maintenance in 
     accordance with section 2101(b) of the Water Resources Reform 
     and Development Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-121), by the 
     amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 and the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 404

 (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the 
   modernization of the nuclear command, control, and communications 
                   architecture of the United States)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 352. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO THE 
                   MODERNIZATION OF THE NUCLEAR COMMAND, CONTROL, 
                   AND COMMUNICATIONS ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNITED 
                   STATES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to modernizing the triad of strategic nuclear 
     delivery systems, the nuclear command and control system, and 
     the nuclear weapons stockpile, and supporting related 
     infrastructure, by the amounts provided in such legislation 
     for those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                     AMENDMENT NO. 458, as Modified

 (Purpose: To protect the American people and strengthen our national 
    security by fully funding the Biomedical Advanced Research and 
 Development Authority (BARDA) and the BioShield Special Reserve Fund)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO BARDA AND 
                   THE BIOSHIELD SPECIAL RESERVE FUND.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to strengthening our national security, which may 
     include fully funding the Biomedical Advanced Research and 
     Development Authority and the BioShield Special Reserve Fund 
     by the amounts provided in such legislation for those 
     purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase 
     the deficit over either the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2025.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 648

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
      improving the nuclear forces and missions of the Air Force)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 352. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO IMPROVING 
                   THE NUCLEAR FORCES AND MISSIONS OF THE AIR 
                   FORCE.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the nuclear force improvement program of the Air 
     Force by the amounts provided in such legislation for those 
     purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase 
     the deficit over either the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2025.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 625

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
 improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal regulatory 
                                process)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO IMPROVING 
                   THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF THE FEDERAL 
                   REGULATORY PROCESS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the 
     Federal regulatory process by the amounts provided in such 
     legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 620

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to expedite 
    awards under the Internal Revenue Service whistleblower program)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND TO EXPEDITE AWARDS 
                   UNDER THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE 
                   WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the processing of award submissions, which may 
     include the Internal Revenue Service whistleblower program, 
     by the amounts provided in such legislation for that purpose, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1039

    (Purpose: To provide to the Indian Health Service an additional 
$25,000,000 for contract support costs and to provide to the Bureau of 
  Indian Affairs an additional $26,000,000 for contract support costs)

       On page 27, line 2, increase the amount by $26,000,000.
       On page 27, line 3, increase the amount by $26,000,000.
       On page 30, line 11, increase the amount by $25,000,000.
       On page 30, line 12, increase the amount by $25,000,000.
       On page 43, line 19, decrease the amount by $51,000,000.
       On page 43, line 20, decrease the amount by $51,000,000.


                           Amendment No. 482

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
  encouraging the increased use of performance contracting in Federal 
                              facilities)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   ENCOURAGING THE INCREASED USE OF PERFORMANCE 
                   CONTRACTING IN FEDERAL FACILITIES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to encouraging the increased use of performance 
     contracting in Federal facilities by the amounts provided in 
     such legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 491

 (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the 
            Corporation for National and Community Service)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND TO PROTECT THE 
                   CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the Corporation for National and Community 
     Service, by the amounts provided in such legislation for 
     those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of

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     the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of 
     the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 822

   (Purpose: To eliminate Federal duplication and consolidate the 94 
  Federal green building programs spread across 11 different Federal 
                               agencies)

       On page 81, line 12, strike ``or''.
       On page 81, line 15, insert ``or'' at the end.
       On page 81, between lines 15 and 16, insert the following:
       (4) the reduction of duplicative Federal green building 
     programs;


                           Amendment No. 1099

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support 
    investments in precision medicine, biomedical research, and the 
                     National Institutes of Health)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND TO PROMOTE BIOMEDICAL 
                   RESEARCH.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to Federal investments in precision medicine and 
     biomedical research, which may include increasing funding to 
     account for inflation, to support finding ways to prevent, 
     treat, and cure diseases or conditions like Alzheimer's and 
     other life-threatening or chronic illnesses, and to provide 
     long-term cost savings to the Federal Government, by the 
     amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                     Amendment No. 420, as modified

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
efforts to combat the increase abuse of heroin and methamphetamines in 
                           the United States)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND TO ADDRESS THE HEROIN 
                   AND METHAMPHETAMINE ABUSE EPIDEMIC IN THE 
                   UNITED STATES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to expanding efforts to combat heroin and 
     methamphetamine abuse in the United States without raising 
     new revenue, by the amounts provided in such legislation for 
     those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1028

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
  providing access to necessary equipment for Medicare beneficiaries)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO PROVIDING 
                   ACCESS TO NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICARE 
                   BENEFICIARIES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to developing methods that ensure that Medicare 
     beneficiaries have access to equipment like eye tracking 
     accessories for speech generating devices and speech 
     generating devices by the amounts provided in such 
     legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                     Amendment No. 752, as modified

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
   encouraging the United States' NATO allies to reverse declines in 
defense spending and bear a more proportionate burden for ensuring the 
                           security of NATO)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   ENCOURAGING THE UNITED STATES' NATO ALLIES TO 
                   REVERSE DECLINES IN DEFENSE SPENDING AND BEAR A 
                   MORE PROPORTIONATE BURDEN FOR ENSURING THE 
                   SECURITY OF NATO.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to encouraging the United States' NATO allies to 
     reverse declines in defense spending and bear a more 
     proportionate burden for ensuring the security of NATO by the 
     amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                    Amendment No. 1073, as modified

 (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the 
 investigation and recovery of missing weapons and military equipment 
  provided to the Government of Yemen by the United States Government)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO THE 
                   INVESTIGATION AND RECOVERY OF MISSING WEAPONS 
                   AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT PROVIDED TO THE 
                   GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN BY THE UNITED STATES 
                   GOVERNMENT.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the investigation and to the extent practicable 
     the recovery of missing weapons and military equipment 
     provided to the Government of Yemen by the United States 
     Government to ensure that such items are not in the 
     possession of or used by radical extremist groups operating 
     in the country by the amounts provided in such legislation 
     for those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1110

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
           improving higher education data and transparency)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO IMPROVING 
                   HIGHER EDUCATION DATA AND TRANSPARENCY.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to improving higher education data and transparency, 
     by the amounts provided in such legislation for those 
     purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase 
     the deficit over either the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 983

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
supporting programs that keep low-income older individuals healthy and 
 able to live at home, such as those programs funded through the Older 
                         Americans Act of 1965)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO SUPPORTING 
                   PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 
                   1965.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to supporting programs under the Older Americans Act 
     of 1965, which may include supporting congregate and home-
     delivered meals programs, or other programs of assistance to 
     low-income older individuals, by the amounts provided in such 
     legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 642

 (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the 
           establishment of a commission on Native children)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO NATIVE 
                   CHILDREN.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to Native children, which may include establishing a 
     commission to examine existing Federal programs to improve 
     the efficiency and effectiveness of services delivered to 
     Native children to improve outcomes, by the amounts provided 
     in such legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.

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                           amendment no. 431

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
medical treatment and compensation for first responders, survivors, and 
        their families injured and made ill by the 9/11 attacks)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO MEDICAL 
                   TREATMENT AND COMPENSATION FOR FIRST 
                   RESPONDERS, SURVIVORS, AND THEIR FAMILIES 
                   INJURED AND MADE ILL BY THE 9/11 ATTACKS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the September 11th terrorism attacks at the World 
     Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the Shanksville Crash site, 
     which may include legislation that extends medical monitoring 
     and treatment services and compensation for first responders, 
     survivors, and their families, by the amounts provided in 
     such legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           amendment no. 793

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
                construction of Native American schools)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   CONSTRUCTION OF NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOOLS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to construction of Native American schools, which 
     may include replacement school construction that replaces the 
     entirety or majority of a school campus or replacement 
     facility construction that replaces individual buildings that 
     are beyond cost-effective repair measures, by the amounts 
     provided in such legislation for those purposes, provided 
     that such legislation would not increase the deficit over 
     either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 
     2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 
     2025.


                           amendment no. 705

(Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to Indo-
            Pacific partner capacity building and strategy)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO INDO-
                   PACIFIC PARTNER CAPACITY BUILDING AND STRATEGY.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to supporting a comprehensive multi-year partner 
     capacity building and security cooperation plan in the Indo-
     Pacific region, including for a regional maritime domain 
     awareness architecture and for bilateral and multilateral 
     exercises, port calls, and training activities of the United 
     States Armed Forces and Coast Guard to further a 
     comprehensive strategy to strengthen United States alliances 
     and partnerships, freedom of navigation, and the unimpeded 
     access to the maritime commons of the Asia-Pacific by the 
     amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           amendment no. 882

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
 improving prevention and treatment measures to mitigate agricultural 
   impacts from virus outbreaks, such as impacts seen from the avian 
                      influenza poultry outbreak)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO IMPROVING 
                   THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF AGRICULTURAL 
                   VIRUS OUTBREAKS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the improvement of prevention and treatment 
     measures to mitigate agricultural impacts from an 
     agricultural virus outbreak, such as the impacts seen from 
     the avian influenza outbreak, which may include investments 
     in vaccine development or research in pathway analysis, by 
     the amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1002

 (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the 
                   National Park Service Centennial)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO THE 
                   NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the protection, preservation, or restoration of 
     the National Park System, which may include a National Park 
     Centennial Fund or other dedicated funding, for 
     infrastructure or natural, cultural, or historic resource 
     preservation and programs in units of the National Park 
     System, by the amounts provided in such legislation for those 
     purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase 
     the deficit over either the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1067

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to 
   supporting at-sea and dockside monitoring for fisheries that have 
                 received economic disaster assistance)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATED TO PROVIDING 
                   FOR FULL FUNDING FOR AT-SEA AND DOCKSIDE 
                   MONITORING FOR CERTAIN FISHERIES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     related to supporting at-sea and dockside monitoring for 
     fisheries that have received economic disaster assistance by 
     the amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 643

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
  training and resources for first responders responding to hazardous 
                   materials incidents on railroads)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO TRAINING 
                   AND RESOURCES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS RESPONDING 
                   TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENTS ON RAILROADS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the establishment of a public-private partnership 
     tasked with reviewing training and funding allocations for 
     first responders responding to hazardous materials incidents 
     on railroads, by the amounts provided in such legislation for 
     those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 569

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
          investing in rural and tribal water infrastructure)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO INVESTING 
                   IN RURAL AND TRIBAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to 
     designate funds for water projects, which may include 
     authorized rural water projects or tribal water rights 
     settlements or irrigation projects, by the amounts provided 
     in such legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 520

(Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to sexual 
  assault at institutions of higher education, which may include the 
 implementation of an independent and standardized online survey tool 
     developed and administered by the Department of Education, in 
consultation with the Department of Justice, to measure the prevalence 
         of sexual assault at institutions of higher education)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

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     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATED TO SEXUAL 
                   ASSAULT AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     related to sexual assault at institutions of higher 
     education, which may include the implementation of an 
     independent and standardized online survey tool developed and 
     administered by the Department of Education, in consultation 
     with the Department of Justice, to measure the prevalence of 
     sexual assault at institutions of higher education, by the 
     amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 803

     (Purpose: To ensure that the deficit-neutral reserve fund for 
   infrastructure includes investment in rural broadband deployment)

       On page 56, line 16, insert after ``United States'' the 
     following: ``, including programs that expedite the 
     deployment of broadband to rural areas,''.


                           Amendment No. 1081

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
 detection, investigation, and prosecution of the owners and operators 
 of websites who knowingly allow such websites to be used to advertise 
            commercial sex with children over the Internet)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO DETECTION, 
                   INVESTIGATION, AND PROSECUTION OF THE OWNERS 
                   AND OPERATORS OF WEBSITES WHO KNOWINGLY ALLOW 
                   SUCH WEBSITES TO BE USED TO ADVERTISE 
                   COMMERCIAL SEX WITH CHILDREN OVER THE INTERNET.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to online child sex trafficking, which may include 
     the detection, investigation, and prosecution of the owners 
     and operators of websites who knowingly allow such websites 
     to be used to advertise commercial sex with children over the 
     Internet, by the amounts provided in such legislation for 
     those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1003

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
authorizing children who are eligible to receive health care furnished 
under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to retain 
                     such eligibility until age 26)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   AUTHORIZING CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTH CARE 
                   UNDER LAWS ADMINISTERED BY SECRETARY OF 
                   VETERANS AFFAIRS TO RETAIN SUCH ELIGIBILITY 
                   UNTIL AGE 26.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to supporting children who are eligible to receive 
     health care furnished under the laws administered by the 
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs, including by allowing such 
     children to retain such eligibility until age 26, by the 
     amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1033

 (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the 
         prioritization of broad-based criminal justice reform)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO THE 
                   PRIORITIZATION OF BROAD-BASED CRIMINAL JUSTICE 
                   REFORM.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to broad-based criminal justice reform by the 
     amounts provided in such legislation for that purpose, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 482

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
  encouraging the increased use of performance contracting in Federal 
                              facilities)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   ENCOURAGING THE INCREASED USE OF PERFORMANCE 
                   CONTRACTING IN FEDERAL FACILITIES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to encouraging the increased use of performance 
     contracting in Federal facilities by the amounts provided in 
     such legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1013

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
strengthening the economy by accelerating the transfer of technologies 
  from laboratories of the Department of Energy and the Department of 
                      Defense to the marketplace)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 352. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   STRENGTHENING THE ECONOMY BY ACCELERATING THE 
                   TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGIES FROM LABORATORIES OF 
                   THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE TO THE MARKETPLACE.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to strengthening the economy by accelerating the 
     transfer of technologies from laboratories of the Department 
     of Energy and the Department of Defense to the marketplace by 
     the amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 918

 (Purpose: To include legislation concerning weatherization and energy 
    efficiency retrofit programs in a deficit-neutral reserve fund)

       On page 81, line 10, insert before the semicolon ``, which 
     may include weatherization and energy efficiency retrofit 
     programs for low-income individuals''.
       On page 81, line 12, insert before the semicolon ``, which 
     may include seasonal assistance, crisis fuel assistance, or 
     other assistance to low-income individuals''.


                           Amendment No. 986

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
  reforming student loan programs, which may include risk-sharing by 
                   institutions of higher education)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO REFORMING 
                   STUDENT LOAN PROGRAMS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to student loan reform, which may include 
     establishing a policy of risk-sharing to require institutions 
     of higher education to assume some of the risk for student 
     loans by the amounts provided in such legislation for those 
     purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase 
     the deficit over either the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 866

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
 increasing funding for the Department of Transportation for the TIGER 
                      discretionary grant program)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO INCREASING 
                   FUNDING FOR THE TIGER DISCRETIONARY GRANT 
                   PROGRAM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to Federal investments in the Transportation 
     Investment Generating Economic Recovery (``TIGER'') 
     discretionary grant program by the amounts provided in such 
     legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 792

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
                    innovation in higher education)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

[[Page S2021]]

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   ESTABLISHING A NEW OUTCOME-BASED PROCESS FOR 
                   AUTHORIZING INNOVATIVE HIGHER EDUCATION 
                   PROVIDERS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to promoting innovation in higher education, which 
     may include establishing a new outcome-based process for 
     authorizing innovative higher education providers to 
     participate in programs under title IV of the Higher 
     Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070 et seq.), by the 
     amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, 
     provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit 
     over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 
     through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1105

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
      improving community relations with law enforcement officers)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO IMPROVING 
                   COMMUNITY RELATIONS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT 
                   OFFICERS.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to community policing, which may include increasing 
     the number of law enforcement officers who walk patrols that 
     enable them to interact and build relationships with 
     community members, increasing and improving training for law 
     enforcement officers, encouraging the responsible and 
     carefully considered use of body cameras and their recordings 
     by law enforcement officers, encouraging law enforcement to 
     de-escalate confrontations whenever feasible, and ensuring 
     that prosecutions of law enforcement officers are fair and 
     impartial, by the amounts provided in such legislation for 
     those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1101

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support 
      investments in research and development and to improve the 
                 competitiveness of the United States)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND TO SUPPORT RESEARCH.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to Federal investments in scientific research and 
     development, which may include supporting biomedical research 
     to find ways to prevent, treat, and cure diseases or 
     conditions like Alzheimer's and other life-threatening or 
     chronic illnesses, providing long-term cost savings to the 
     Federal Government, and supporting national security, basic 
     energy research, innovative solutions, and American 
     competitiveness, by the amounts provided in such legislation 
     for those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1091

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
  providing students and families with transparent, easily understood 
        information about postsecondary education financial aid)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND TO PROVIDE STUDENTS 
                   AND FAMILIES WITH TRANSPARENT, EASILY 
                   UNDERSTOOD POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION FINANCIAL 
                   AID INFORMATION.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to providing students and families with transparent, 
     easily understood information about postsecondary education 
     financial aid by the amounts provided in such legislation for 
     those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 580

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
   providing adequate funding for the Contract Tower Program of the 
                    Federal Aviation Administration)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 352. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO PROVIDING 
                   ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR THE CONTRACT TOWER PROGRAM 
                   OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to providing full and dedicated funding for the 
     Contract Tower Program of the Federal Aviation Administration 
     by the amounts provided in such legislation for those 
     purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase 
     the deficit over either the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 585

 (Purpose: To modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund for veterans and 
  servicemembers to improve outreach, access, and services for rural 
                               veterans)

       On page 55, strike line 4 and insert the following:
     support for caregivers; or
       (8) improving outreach, access, and services for rural 
     veterans;


                           Amendment No. 645

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
    underground and surface coal mining safety and health research)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO 
                   UNDERGROUND AND SURFACE MINING SAFETY AND 
                   HEALTH RESEARCH.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to underground and surface mining safety and health 
     research by the amounts provided in such legislation for 
     those purposes, provided that such legislation would not 
     increase the deficit over either the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of 
     fiscal years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 1104

  (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve funds relating to 
  imposing sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for 
    gross violations of internationally recognized human rights or 
significant acts of corruption and to encourage the Secretary of State 
             to add additional names to the Magnitsky List)

       At the end of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 3__. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUNDS RELATING TO FOREIGN 
                   PERSONS.

       (a) Deficit-neutral Reserve Fund Relating to Imposing 
     Sanctions With Respect to Foreign Persons Responsible for 
     Gross Violations of Internationally Recognized Human Rights 
     or Significant Acts of Corruption.--The Chairman of the 
     Committee on the Budget of the Senate may revise the 
     allocations of a committee or committees, aggregates, and 
     other appropriate levels in this resolution for one or more 
     bills, joint resolutions, amendments, amendments between the 
     Houses, motions, or conference reports relating to imposing 
     sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for 
     gross violations of internationally recognized human rights 
     or significant acts of corruption by the amounts provided in 
     such legislation for those purposes, provided that such 
     legislation would not increase the deficit over either the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 or the 
     period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 2025.
       (b) Deficit-neutral Reserve Fund Relating to Interagency 
     Cooperation.--The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of 
     the Senate may revise the allocations of a committee or 
     committees, aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this 
     resolution for one or more bills, joint resolutions, 
     amendments, amendments between the Houses, motions, or 
     conference reports relating to interagency cooperation, which 
     may include expedited interagency cooperation to identify 
     foreign nationals subject to sanctions under title IV of the 
     Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky 
     Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-208), 
     by the amounts provided in such legislation for those 
     purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase 
     the deficit over either the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2020 or the period of the total of fiscal 
     years 2016 through 2025.


                           Amendment No. 586

 (Purpose: To modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund for veterans and 
 servicemembers to address specifically the growing backlog of appeals 
       of decisions regarding claims for disability compensation)

       On page 54, line 9, insert ``, including the growing 
     backlog of appeals of decisions regarding claims for 
     disability compensation'' after ``veterans''.


                           Amendment No. 394

   (Purpose: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
 special treatment of the income tax credit for research expenditures 
                         for startup companies)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

[[Page S2022]]

     SEC. ___. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND RELATING TO SPECIAL 
                   TREATMENT OF THE INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR RESEARCH 
                   EXPENDITURES FOR STARTUP COMPANIES.

       The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate 
     may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, 
     aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution 
     for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, 
     amendments between the Houses, motions, or conference reports 
     relating to special treatment of the income tax credit for 
     research expenditures for startup companies by the amounts 
     provided in such legislation for those purposes, provided 
     that such legislation would not increase the deficit over 
     either the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 
     2020 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2016 through 
     2025.

  The amendments (Nos. 950; 647; 485; 780; 765; 348; 425; 624; 422; 
595; 651; 604; 885; 346; 456; 597, as modified; 449; 534; 339; 693; 
770; 830; 538; 1081; 380, as modified; 416, as modified; 1027; 827; 
374, as modified; 931; 404; 458, as modified; 648; 426; 442; 625; 620; 
1039; 482; 402; 490, as modified; 491; 822; 533; 1099; 420, as 
modified; 1028; 453; 752, as modified; 1073, as modified; 1110; 983; 
642; 636; 638; 431; 793; 439; 705; 578; 342; 882; 899; 713; 364; 1002; 
877; 721; 1067; 643; 437; 1005; 697; 569; 520; 708; 803; 1003; 720; 
1033; 1013; 639; 1044; 434; 918; 986; 866; 392; 792; 1105; 1101; 435; 
473; 1091; 580; 585; 645; 694; 1104; 586; and 394) were agreed to en 
bloc.


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  On page S2022, March 26, 2015, in the first column, the 
following language appears: . . .1033; 482; 1013;. . .
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: . . .1033; 1013;. 
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  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The majority leader.
  Mr. McCONNELL. Very briefly. I thank all Members of the Senate for 
their cooperation. I know it has been a trying day, and we appreciate 
everybody's cooperation in getting this important measure to the finish 
line. It will be a good day for the Senate.
  I yield the floor.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Under the previous order, the pending 
amendments are withdrawn and the question occurs on adoption of S. Con. 
Res. 11, as amended.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Democratic leader.


                            SGR Legislation

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I, too, wish to express my appreciation to 
everyone who worked today. The thing I enjoyed most of all was the 
recess subject to the call of the Chair.
  One thing we all acknowledge that we need to do is to prevent 
automatic cuts to doctors under Medicare because it is not only 
important to the doctors, it is also important to the patients--the so-
called sustainable growth rate, or SGR--and we need to reauthorize the 
Children's Health Insurance Program.
  There is a lot of stuff in the bill that passed the House. They got 
392 votes on that. That is a rare vote over there. I am pleased they 
did that. We are willing, over here, to proceed with this matter 
tonight.
  As I indicated to the leader earlier on today, we had hoped we could 
get this done, but I understand it is late, whatever day it is. It is a 
bill that is 362 pages long. We are willing to move forward. I am 
disappointed we may not be able to get it done tonight. I sure wish we 
could. If we can't, I hope the majority leader will move to this matter 
as soon as we get back here after the recess. It is a very important 
piece of legislation that we all acknowledge we need to do.
  I understand we want to help the physicians. I acknowledge that, but 
remember, those Medicare physicians take care of people who are badly 
in need of health care. It is not only for the doctors that we need to 
do this, we need to do it for their patients.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The majority leader.
  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, just to reassure my colleagues, CMS 
indicates that they can handle this for up to 2 weeks. It was 
encouraging that this passed the House with such a large bipartisan 
majority, and I want to reassure everyone who is interested in this 
legislation that we will move to it very quickly when we get back. As I 
indicated, once again, they can handle a 2-week gap here. We will turn 
to this legislation very quickly when we get back. I think there is 
every reason to believe it will pass the Senate by a very large 
majority.
  Mr. REID. Finally, it is my understanding that when we come back, we 
could have a very limited number of amendments to try to dispose of 
this.
  Mr. McCONNELL. I am sorry. I didn't hear the Democratic leader.
  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I said when we come back after 2 weeks, I 
hope the majority leader will consider a very limited number of 
amendments with time agreements on them.
  Mr. McCONNELL. The Democratic leader and I will discuss the way 
forward. But I wanted to reassure everyone that this 2-week delay will 
not impact this, and I believe we will be able to figure out a way to 
go forward very quickly on something that is so overwhelmingly popular 
on a bipartisan basis.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is on adoption of S. Con. Res. 
11, as amended.
  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask for the yeas and nays.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second?
  There is a sufficient second.
  The clerk will call the roll.
  The legislative clerk called the roll.
  Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from California (Mrs. 
Feinstein) and the Senator from Maryland (Ms. Mikulski) are necessarily 
absent.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Boozman). Are there any other Senators in 
the Chamber desiring to vote?
  The result was announced--yeas 52, nays 46, as follows:

                      [Rollcall Vote No. 135 Leg.]

                                YEAS--52

     Alexander
     Ayotte
     Barrasso
     Blunt
     Boozman
     Burr
     Capito
     Cassidy
     Coats
     Cochran
     Collins
     Corker
     Cornyn
     Cotton
     Crapo
     Daines
     Enzi
     Ernst
     Fischer
     Flake
     Gardner
     Graham
     Grassley
     Hatch
     Heller
     Hoeven
     Inhofe
     Isakson
     Johnson
     Kirk
     Lankford
     Lee
     McCain
     McConnell
     Moran
     Murkowski
     Perdue
     Portman
     Risch
     Roberts
     Rounds
     Rubio
     Sasse
     Scott
     Sessions
     Shelby
     Sullivan
     Thune
     Tillis
     Toomey
     Vitter
     Wicker

                                NAYS--46

     Baldwin
     Bennet
     Blumenthal
     Booker
     Boxer
     Brown
     Cantwell
     Cardin
     Carper
     Casey
     Coons
     Cruz
     Donnelly
     Durbin
     Franken
     Gillibrand
     Heinrich
     Heitkamp
     Hirono
     Kaine
     King
     Klobuchar
     Leahy
     Manchin
     Markey
     McCaskill
     Menendez
     Merkley
     Murphy
     Murray
     Nelson
     Paul
     Peters
     Reed
     Reid
     Sanders
     Schatz
     Schumer
     Shaheen
     Stabenow
     Tester
     Udall
     Warner
     Warren
     Whitehouse
     Wyden

                             NOT VOTING--2

     Feinstein
     Mikulski
       
  The concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 11), as amended, was agreed 
to.
  (The resolution, as amended, will be printed in a future edition of 
the Record.)
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Wyoming.

                          ____________________