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   110th Congress 1st 
         Session        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES        Report
                                                        110-69
_______________________________________________________________________

                                     


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
                            ON THE BUDGET--
                            FISCAL YEAR 2008

                               ----------                              

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

                        COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              to accompany

                            H. Con. Res. 99

REVISING THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FOR 
FISCAL YEAR 2007, ESTABLISHING THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET FOR THE UNITED 
 STATES GOVERNMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008, AND SETTING FORTH APPROPRIATE 
          BUDGETARY LEVELS FOR FISCAL YEARS 2009 THROUGH 2012

                             together with

                     ADDITIONAL AND MINORITY VIEWS






 March 23, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed
         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET--FISCAL YEAR 2008
110th Congress 
 1st Session            HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 Report
                                                                 110-69
_______________________________________________________________________

                                     


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

                            ON THE BUDGET--

                            FISCAL YEAR 2008

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

                        COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              to accompany

                            H. Con. Res. 99

REVISING THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FOR 
FISCAL YEAR 2007, ESTABLISHING THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET FOR THE UNITED 
 STATES GOVERNMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008, AND SETTING FORTH APPROPRIATE 
          BUDGETARY LEVELS FOR FISCAL YEARS 2009 THROUGH 2012

                             together with

                     ADDITIONAL AND MINORITY VIEWS




 March 23, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed
                        COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET

                JOHN M. SPRATT, South Carolina, Chairman
ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut         PAUL RYAN, Wisconsin,
CHET EDWARDS, Texas                    Ranking Minority Member
JIM COOPER, Tennessee                J. GRESHAM BARRETT, South Carolina
THOMAS H. ALLEN, Maine               JO BONNER, Alabama
ALLYSON Y. SCHWARTZ, Pennsylvania    SCOTT GARRETT, New Jersey
MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio                   THADDEUS G. McCOTTER, Michigan
XAVIER BECERRA, California           MARIO DIAZ-BALART, Florida
LLOYD DOGGETT, Texas                 JEB HENSARLING, Texas
EARL BLUMENAUER, Oregon              DANIEL E. LUNGREN, California
MARION BERRY, Arkansas               MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
ALLEN BOYD, Florida                  PATRICK T. McHENRY, North Carolina
JAMES P. McGOVERN, Massachusetts     CONNIE MACK, Florida
BETTY SUTTON, Ohio                   K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas
ROBERT E. ANDREWS, New Jersey        JOHN CAMPBELL, California
ROBERT C. ``BOBBY'' SCOTT, Virginia  PATRICK J. TIBERI, Ohio
BOB ETHERIDGE, North Carolinao       JON C. PORTER, Nevada
DARLENE HOOLEY, Oregon               RODNEY ALEXANDER, Louisiana
BRIAN BAIRD, Washington              ADRIAN SMITH, Nebraska
DENNIS MOORE, Kansas
TIMOTHY H. BISHOP, New York
GWEN MOORE, Wisconsin

                           Professional Staff

            Thomas S. Kahn, Staff Director and Chief Counsel
                James T. Bates, Minority Chief of Staff
                            C O N T E N T S

                                                                   Page
Overview.........................................................     3
Economic Assumptions.............................................     5
Title I. Recommended Levels and Amounts:
  Explanation of Committee Recommendations by Function:
    050 National Defense.........................................     7
    150 International Relations..................................     9
    250 General Science, Space, and Technology...................    11
    270 Energy...................................................    12
    300 Natural Resources and Environment........................    14
    350 Agriculture..............................................    15
    370 Commerce and Housing Credit..............................    16
    400 Transportation...........................................    17
    450 Community and Regional Development.......................    18
    500 Education, Training, Employment and Social Services......    19
    550 Health...................................................    21
    570 Medicare.................................................    22
    600 Income Security..........................................    23
    650 Social Security..........................................    24
    700 Veterans Benefits and Services...........................    25
    750 Administration of Justice................................    26
    800 General Government.......................................    27
    900 Net Interest.............................................    28
    920 Allowances...............................................    29
    950 Undistributed Offsetting Receipts........................    30
    970 Overseas Deployments and Other Activities................    31
Title II. Reserve Funds..........................................    33
Title III. Budget Enforcement....................................    37
Title IV. Policy.................................................    39
Title V. Sense of House..........................................    41
Title VI. Reconciliation.........................................    43
Allocations to Committees........................................    45
Summary Tables...................................................    49
Votes of the Committee...........................................    67
House Rule XXVII.................................................    93
Other Matters To Be Included Under the Rules of the House........    95
Additional and Minority Views....................................    96
Appendix--The Concurrent Resolution on the Budget................   104
                              T A B L E S

                                                                   Page
Allocation of Spending Authority to House Committee on 
  Appropriations.................................................    46
Allocations of Spending Authority to House Committees Other Than 
  Appropriations.................................................    47
Summary Table I.--Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Resolution Total 
  Spending and Revenues..........................................    49
Summary Table 2.--Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Resolution 
  Discretionary Spending.........................................    51
Summary Table 3.--Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Resolution Mandatory 
  Spending.......................................................    53
Summary Table 4.--Tax Expenditure Estimates by Budget Function, 
  Fiscal Years 2006-2010.........................................    55
Summary Table 5.--Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Resolution Compared to 
  President's Budget.............................................    62
Summary Table 6.--Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Resolution Compared to 
  2007: Total Spending and Revenues..............................    63
Summary Table 7.--Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Resolution Compared to 
  2007: Total Spending and Revenues..............................    65
110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                     110-69

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         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET--FISCAL YEAR 2008

                                _______
                                

REVISING THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FOR 
FISCAL YEAR 2007, ESTABLISHING THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET FOR THE UNITED 
 STATES GOVERNMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008, AND SETTING FORTH APPROPRIATE 
          BUDGETARY LEVELS FOR FISCAL YEARS 2009 THROUGH 2012

                                _______
                                

 March 23, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Spratt, from the Committee on the Budget, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                     ADDITIONAL AND MINORITY VIEWS

                     [To accompany H. Con. Res. 99]
                 Overview of the 2008 Budget Resolution

    The new House majority promised a new direction for the 
country.--We pledged that we would work together to restore our 
economic health, reclaim our leadership position in the world, 
advance our national security, and invest in the future. We 
promised to restore fiscal responsibility and began by 
instituting tough pay-as-you-go rules.
    In the first 100 hours of the 110th Congress, the House 
began to make good on our promises.--With bipartisan support, 
we passed budget procedures enforcing discipline and 
transparency in congressional spending. With bipartisan 
support, we also passed legislation to implement 
recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, increased the minimum 
wage, paved the way for lower prescription drug costs, cut 
student loan costs, and redirected oil subsidies towards 
investments in renewable energy. We did all of this while 
maintaining our commitment to fiscal discipline.
    The 2008 budget resolution advances these priorities.--The 
budget balances in 2012 while accommodating additional tax 
relief for millions of middle-income families. It allocates 
funding for national priorities like children's health care and 
education. It begins to reverse six years of disinvestment in 
education, infrastructure, and innovation. The budget 
resolution is the crucial next step to realize the initiatives 
we have developed, to move the country forward, and to set us 
on a course to build the future we want for our children and 
grandchildren.
    Correcting the fiscal course of the country cannot be 
achieved overnight.--The fiscal outlook we are confronting has 
deteriorated dramatically over the past six years. In 2001, the 
Administration inherited a projected ten-year (2002-2011) 
budget surplus of $5.6 trillion. Within two years, that surplus 
was gone and the United States began accumulating a mountain of 
national debt, adding $2.8 trillion to our federal debt burden 
since 2001. Most of this debt has been purchased by foreign 
investors, making the U.S. economy more susceptible to economic 
and political pressure from abroad.
    We have a responsibility to clean up the fiscal mess that 
we have inherited.--Deficits matter. The choice to live beyond 
our means comes at the expense of our children and 
grandchildren who will have to pay off that debt. Deficits also 
hurt economic growth by depressing national saving, generating 
less capital for investment for the future. This leads to lower 
productivity and wages. The President's budget continues the 
fiscal approach that has brought us large deficits and growing 
debt. By contrast, the 2008 budget resolution takes a necessary 
step towards eliminating our long-term budget deficit by 
adhering to the pay-as-you-go principle.
    A balanced budget must be accompanied by balanced 
priorities.--While regaining control over our economic future 
is critical, we must do so within the context of honoring our 
obligations. For the first time in six years, the congressional 
budget resolution will return the federal budget to balance, in 
2012, while providing sufficient resources to defend our 
country, deliver critical services to children and families, 
grow the economy, and preserve our planet.

            2008 Budget Resolution: Investing in the Future

    The 2008 budget is a critical step toward fulfillment of 
the commitments we have made to the American people. Within the 
context of a balanced budget, the resolution achieves key 
objectives in six areas:

                         Fiscal Responsibility

     Leads to a budget surplus in 2012 and years 
thereafter, in contrast to the President's budget which remains 
in deficit
     Provides for greater deficit reduction than the 
Administration over five years
     Upholds the pay-as-you-go principle

                          Defending Our Nation

     Provides robust defense funding levels while 
targeting resources on the most pressing security concerns
     Increases funding for veterans' health care and 
services by $5.4 billion (14.4 percent) above current services
     Provides more homeland security funding than the 
Administration
     Provides funding for the 9/11 Commission 
recommendations

                  Putting Children and Families First

     Facilitates an increase of $50 billion to expand 
children's health insurance to cover millions of additional 
uninsured children
     Provides $3.0 billion over current services, and 
$7.9 billion more than the President, for education, training, 
and social services, which means more funding for No Child Left 
Behind, special education, and aid to help students afford 
college
     Accommodates relief from the Alternative Minimum 
Tax for millions of middle-income taxpayers, as well as 
extension of middle-income tax cuts
     Increases funds for Head Start and child care
     Provides new funding to assist communities and 
rebuild housing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
     Rejects the President's cut to the Social Services 
Block Grant program
     Includes an affordable housing initiative

                          Growing Our Economy

     Begins to reverse six years of high deficits and 
mounting debt
     Funds the House Leadership's innovation agenda, 
putting us on a path to double funding for NSF and providing 
significant increases in K-12 math and science education
     Accommodates policies to renew and re-authorize 
the farm bill
     Provides funding to reauthorize FAA programs and 
fully funds the highway bill
     Increases funding for programs such as Community 
Development Block Grants to promote economic development in 
local communities

                         Preserving Our Planet

     Accommodates comprehensive energy legislation 
promoting renewable energy, moving toward energy independence
     Increases conservation funding
     Rejects Administration cuts in the Environmental 
Protection Agency and in environmental programs

                An Accountable and Efficient Government

     Institutes tough program integrity initiatives to 
crack down on wasteful or fraudulent spending in Social 
Security, Medicare, and Unemployment Insurance programs
     Supports IRS enforcement to collect unpaid taxes 
from those who are not paying what they owe, helping to close 
the roughly $300 billion tax gap
     Provides resources to reduce huge backlogs in 
claims processing in the Veterans Administration and Social 
Security Administration
     Directs committees to identify wasteful and lower 
priority spending that can be cut in order to fund more 
pressing needs.

                          ECONOMIC ASSUMPTIONS

    The budget resolution adopts the economic forecast of the 
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and takes CBO's March 2007 
projections of spending and revenues under current law as the 
baseline. CBO's economic forecast is similar to the Blue Chip 
consensus forecast. Historically, CBO's economic forecast has 
proven to be slightly more accurate than that of the 
Administration.
    CBO's economic assumptions include the following:
    Unemployment: CBO expects the unemployment rate to rise 
from an estimated 4.6 percent in 2006 to 4.7 percent in 2007 
and 4.9 percent in 2008. The unemployment rate is assumed to 
average 5.0 percent for the remainder of the budget window.
    Interest Rates: Interest rates are projected to remain 
relatively low throughout the five-year budget window. Short-
term interest rates are projected to come down slightly after 
2007, dropping to an average of 4.4 percent over the last four 
years of the budget window. Long-term rates are projected to 
increase in the latter years of the budget window, reaching an 
average of 5.2 percent over 2009-2012.
    Real GDP Growth: Real GDP growth is projected to be modest 
over the budget window. CBO projects that growth will slow in 
2007, moderating to just below 3 percent over the last four 
years of the budget window.
    Inflation: Inflation remains relatively low over the 
forecast. Most of the major inflation indices average around 2 
percent throughout the budget window.
    The Administration assumes tax bases grow at a more rapid 
rate than CBO projects. This and other differences in the 
economic forecast result in the Administration's forecast 
showing an extra $154.2 billion in revenue in 2012 alone, and 
$422.3 billion more over five years compared with CBO's March 
forecast.
    The budget resolution matches the level of revenues under 
the CBO baseline in each year over the 2007-2012 period. By 
following the baseline path, the budget resolution achieves 
current-law total revenue levels, but does not necessarily 
assume maintaining current tax law. Thus, the budget resolution 
accommodates reform of the Alternative Minimum Tax and 
extension of tax cuts benefitting middle-income households 
(including the child tax credit, marriage penalty relief, the 
10 percent bracket, and the deduction for State and local sales 
taxes), as long as such changes to tax law are accomplished in 
a deficit-neutral manner over the 2007-2012 and 2007-2017 
periods. The budget resolution also accommodates deficit-
neutral extension of other expiring tax provisions, such as the 
research and experimentation tax credit and the deduction for 
small business expensing. In addition, the resolution 
accommodates deficit-neutral elimination of estate taxes on all 
but a minute fraction of estates by reforming and substantially 
increasing the unified tax credit. It also accommodates other 
high priority deficit-neutral revenue adjustments, such as 
providing a tax credit for local bonds to support the repair or 
construction of public schools.
    Under the Bush Administration (since January 2001) the 
federal debt has increased by $3.1 trillion, and the debt limit 
has been raised four times. The current debt limit of $8.965 
trillion is expected to be reached in the fall of 2007, 
approximately the time that the first new fiscal year covered 
by this resolution begins.
                TITLE I--RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS

          EXPLANATION OF COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS BY FUNCTION

                              ----------                              


                     FUNCTION 050: NATIONAL DEFENSE

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    The National Defense function includes the military 
activities of the Department of Defense (DoD), the nuclear-
weapons related activities of the Department of Energy (DoE) 
and the National Nuclear Security Administration, the national 
security activities of several other agencies such as the 
Selective Service Agency, and portions of the activities of the 
Coast Guard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The 
programs in this function include: the pay and benefits of 
active, Guard, and reserve military personnel; DoD operations 
including training, maintenance of equipment, and facilities; 
health care for military personnel and dependents; procurement 
of weapons; research and development; construction of military 
facilities, including housing; research on nuclear weapons; and 
the cleanup of nuclear weapons production facilities.

                     Function Levels and Priorities

                                         FUNCTION 050: National Defense
                                            [In billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    525.8    507.0    534.7    545.2    550.9    559.8   2,697.6
    Outlays....................................    534.3    514.4    524.4    536.4    547.6    548.2   2,671.0
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................    522.4    503.8    531.6    542.0    548.0    556.9   2,682.4
    Outlays....................................    531.1    511.1    521.2    533.2    544.7    545.3   2,655.6
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................      3.4      3.1      3.1      3.2      2.9      2.9      15.1
    Outlays....................................      3.2      3.3      3.2      3.2      2.9      2.9      15.4
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The defense of our nation ranks first among our priorities, 
and this budget resolution accordingly provides robust funding 
for Function 050 (National Defense). This resolution calls, 
however, for a reallocation of resources to address threats 
facing the nation and to guarantee first-rate health care for 
members of our armed forces. The resolution includes 
assumptions on specific defense policy in Title IV, Section 
402.
    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the 
United States (commonly referred to as the 9/11 Commission) 
identified terrorists with weapons of mass destruction as one 
of the nation's gravest threats. It recommended that Congress 
supply more resources to secure nuclear weapons and the fissile 
materials used in making these weapons. It is the policy of 
this budget resolution that non-proliferation programs, such as 
the Cooperative Threat Reduction program, be given greater 
priority and higher funding.
    High among our priorities is the health care guaranteed our 
armed forces, not only while they are in harm's way, but when 
they return from combat with injuries. For that reason, this 
resolution opposes Tricare fee increases and calls for a 
substantial increase in the veterans' health care system. The 
budget resolution notes the upcoming recommendations of the 
President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded 
Warriors and other government investigations in connection with 
the substandard care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and 
allows funds for action when those recommendations are 
received.
    It is the policy of the resolution that acquisition 
programs such as missile defense and satellite procurement be 
funded at lower, but still robust levels. Development of space-
based interceptors as part of the missile defense program 
should be de-emphasized and satellite development and 
procurement should proceed along a more measured schedule. 
DoD's satellite programs have experienced significant cost 
growth and the President's request for satellite acquisition 
reflects a 26 percent increase above the 2007 enacted level.
    The budget resolution recognizes the need for DoD to root 
out wasteful spending with far more diligence. Seventeen years 
after passage of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, DoD 
still cannot pass a standard audit. The Department cannot 
adequately track what it owns or the spending in its annual 
budgets. DoD has allowed the cost of its major acquisition 
programs to grow at an unsustainable rate. The Department's 
major acquisition programs grew by $317 billion above their 
initial projections from 2002 to 2006. DoD has awarded 
contracts for its foreign deployments that have been grossly 
more wasteful than domestic contracts, especially in Iraq. 
Furthermore, DoD continues to fund weapons systems that were 
developed years ago to counter Cold War-era threats, which may 
not be as effective in protecting the nation from today's 
threats.
    Over the last six years, the Government Accountability 
Office (GAO) has performed numerous audits of DoD's financial 
management, contracting, and business practices. GAO made 2,544 
recommendations, of which 1,378 have yet to be implemented. The 
resolution assumes that enhancing accounting practices at DoD 
and implementing many GAO recommendations would yield 
substantial savings that could be applied to meet critical 
defense priorities. The resolution also directs the committees 
with jurisdiction over defense and armed services to conduct 
more oversight with the objective of ferreting out wasteful 
practices, fraud, and abuse.
    For mandatory programs, the budget resolution matches the 
President's assumptions regarding offsetting receipts.
                  FUNCTION 150: INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 150 contains funding for all U.S. international 
activities, including: operating U.S. embassies and consulates 
throughout the world; providing military assistance to allies; 
aiding developing nations; dispensing economic assistance to 
fledgling democracies; promoting U.S. exports abroad; making 
U.S. payments to international organizations; and contributing 
to international peacekeeping efforts. Funding for all of these 
activities constitutes about one percent of the federal budget. 
The major agencies in this function include the Departments of 
Agriculture, State, and the Treasury; the United States Agency 
for International Development; and the Millennium Challenge 
Corporation.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                       FUNCTION 150: International Affairs
                                            [In billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     28.8     34.7     35.4     35.6     36.1     36.5     178.3
    Outlays....................................     31.3     33.1     32.6     32.7     33.0     33.6     165.0
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................     32.8     35.3     35.6     36.0     36.3     36.7     179.8
    Outlays....................................     36.7     35.1     35.0     35.3     35.6     36.2     177.2
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     -4.0     -0.6     -0.2     -0.3     -0.2     -0.2      -1.5
    Outlays....................................     -5.4     -2.0     -2.4     -2.6     -2.6     -2.6     -12.3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The function's negative mandatory budget authority and 
outlay levels reflect receipts of the foreign military sales 
trust fund, the repayment of loans and credits by foreign 
nations, and the liquidation of economic assistance loans, 
foreign military financing loans, Export-Import Bank loans, and 
housing and other credit guaranty programs.
    The resolution's discretionary budget authority for 2008 is 
$2.0 billion (5.9 percent) more than the amount needed to 
maintain purchasing power at the 2007 level. The resolution 
matches the President's Function 150 request for activities 
related to the United States' overseas military deployments and 
the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which includes the Global 
HIV/AIDS Initiative. The Committee also notes the importance of 
adequate funding for core U.S. development assistance and other 
high priority programs.
    Consistent with the President's budget, the resolution also 
provides full funding to continue agreements that the United 
States reached in 1998 with Israel and Egypt regarding levels 
of military financing and economic support.
    The resolution provides additional funding for 2008 for the 
McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child 
Nutrition Program. This program has been demonstrated to help 
reduce child hunger and malnutrition, and increase enrollment 
and attendance in schools in beneficiary countries.
    The Committee notes the large amount of unobligated funding 
that is still available for the Millennium Challenge 
Corporation, which has received almost $6.0 billion in total 
appropriations from fiscal years 2004 through 2007.
    The Committee also notes the strong support enjoyed by H.R. 
1595, a measure designed to provide compensation to the 
Guamanian victims of the Imperial Japanese military occupation 
during World War II.
          FUNCTION 250: GENERAL SCIENCE, SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    This function includes the National Science Foundation 
(NSF), programs at the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration except for aviation programs, and general 
science programs at the Department of Energy (DOE).

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                              FUNCTION 250: General Science, Space, and Technology
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     25.1     27.6     28.6     29.8     31.1     32.4     149.6
    Outlays....................................     24.5     26.5     28.4     29.5     30.1     31.4     145.8
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................     25.0     27.5     28.5     29.7     31.0     32.3     149.0
    Outlays....................................     24.4     26.3     28.3     29.4     30.0     31.3     145.2
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1       0.6
    Outlays....................................      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1       0.6
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Funding in Function 250 exceeds the funding levels in the 
President's budget and the current services level for all five 
years in the budget window. Additional increases for scientific 
research and education are included in Function 270 (Energy), 
Function 300 (Environment and Natural Resources), Function 350 
(Agriculture), Function 370 (Commerce and Housing Credit), 
Function 400 (Transportation), Function 500 (Education, 
Training, Employment, and Social Services), and Function 550 
(Health), all of which receive more funding than the President 
requested. These increases will support the goals of the House 
Leadership's Innovation Agenda: to put NSF funding on a path 
toward doubling, to train more qualified science and math 
teachers, and to invest in basic research on energy 
technologies.
                          FUNCTION 270: ENERGY

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 270 contains civilian energy and environmental 
programs in the Department of Energy (DOE). This function also 
includes the Rural Utilities Service of the Department of 
Agriculture, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 
This function does not include DOE's national security 
activities, which are in Function 050 (National Defense), or 
its basic research and science activities, which are in 
Function 250 (General Science, Space and Technology).

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                              FUNCTION 270: Energy
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................      2.9      3.2      3.1      3.1      3.2      3.3      16.0
    Outlays....................................      1.4      1.1      1.5      1.6      1.7      2.0       7.9
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................      4.2      4.6      4.5      4.6      4.7      4.8      23.1
    Outlays....................................      3.9      4.3      4.6      4.6      4.7      4.8      23.0
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     -1.2     -1.4     -1.4     -1.4     -1.4     -1.5      -7.2
    Outlays....................................     -2.5     -3.2     -3.1     -3.0     -3.0     -2.8     -15.1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The resolution provides funding above the President's 
request and the level needed to maintain current services for 
Function 270. This increased funding could be used for 
research, development, and deployment of renewable and 
alternative energy technology and resources.
    This resolution establishes a reserve fund to facilitate 
the development of conservation and efficiency technologies, 
clean domestic renewable energy resources, and alternative 
fuels that will reduce our reliance on foreign oil. The federal 
government, and particularly the Department of Energy, should 
take the lead in research and development, and to that end, 
this resolution includes an increase in Function 270 above 
baseline, while emphasizing that this is a first step toward 
increases that need to come soon and be substantial.
    In the meantime, the Department of Energy should husband 
its resources and program work at the national laboratories to 
advance the technologies of energy conservation and efficiency 
and of clean, renewable energy. Other agencies and departments 
of the government should join this effort. This resolution 
recognizes, for example, the role that the Department of 
Agriculture could take in developing new energy sources such as 
cellulosic ethanol, and approves this mission among those cited 
in Function 350.
    Funding sources for research and development are scattered 
throughout the budget. These sources need to be inventoried, 
and where possible, refocused on research and development of 
clean and renewable energies.
            FUNCTION 300: NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 300 includes programs concerned with environmental 
protection and enhancement; recreation and wildlife areas; and 
the development and management of the nation's land, water, and 
mineral resources. It includes programs within the following 
federal departments and agencies: Agriculture, Commerce, 
Interior, Transportation, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                 FUNCTION 300: Natural Resources and Environment
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     31.3     32.8     33.5     34.5     35.2     36.2     172.2
    Outlays....................................     32.9     34.9     35.3     35.6     36.0     36.5     178.3
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................     30.4     31.4     32.2     33.0     33.9     34.8     165.3
    Outlays....................................     32.0     34.1     34.3     34.4     34.9     35.3     173.0
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................      1.0      1.4      1.3      1.4      1.2      1.4       6.8
    Outlays....................................      1.0      0.8      1.0      1.2      1.0      1.3       5.2
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    The resolution rejects the President's proposed cuts to 
priority programs, such as the Land and Water Conservation 
Fund, the Fish and Wildlife Service's wildlife refuge system, 
the EPA's grants to States and Tribes to address water and air 
quality, and other EPA programs. It also includes funding to 
address high-priority brownfield redevelopment concerns. In 
addition, the resolution accommodates the President's 
recommendation to increase funding for the operation and 
maintenance of the national park system.
    The resolution also includes a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
to facilitate the reauthorization of the farm bill, providing 
resources for such objectives as to secure an economic safety 
net for agricultural producers, conserve our natural resources, 
and address nutrition needs.
                       FUNCTION 350: AGRICULTURE

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 350 includes farm income stabilization, 
agricultural research, and other services administered by the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture. The discretionary programs 
include research and education programs, economics and 
statistics services, administration of the farm support 
programs, farm loan programs, meat and poultry inspection, and 
a portion of the Public Law (P.L.) 480 international food aid 
program. The mandatory programs include commodity programs, 
crop insurance, and certain farm loans.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                            FUNCTION 350: Agriculture
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     21.5     20.4     20.9     21.1     21.2     21.4     105.0
    Outlays....................................     19.7     19.5     20.1     20.1     20.4     20.9     101.0
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................      5.8      5.8      6.0      6.1      6.3      6.5      30.7
    Outlays....................................      5.8      5.8      5.9      6.1      6.2      6.4      30.4
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     15.7     14.6     15.0     15.0     14.9     15.0      74.3
    Outlays....................................     13.9     13.7     14.1     14.1     14.2     14.5      70.6
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    The budget resolution provides sufficient funding to 
bolster commodity support, agricultural research, and animal 
and plant inspection programs. The resolution also includes a 
deficit- neutral reserve fund to facilitate the reauthorization 
of the farm bill, providing resources for such objectives as to 
secure an economic safety net for agricultural producers, 
conserve our natural resources, and address nutrition needs.
               FUNCTION 370: COMMERCE AND HOUSING CREDIT

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 370 includes mortgage credit, the Postal Service, 
deposit insurance, and other advancement of commerce (the 
majority of the discretionary and mandatory spending in this 
function).
    The mortgage credit component of this function includes 
housing assistance through the Federal Housing Administration, 
the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the 
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), the 
Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), and 
rural housing programs of the Department of Agriculture. The 
function also includes net postal service spending and spending 
for deposit insurance activities of banks, thrifts, and credit 
unions. Most of the Commerce Department is provided for in this 
function, including the International Trade Administration, 
Bureau of Economic Analysis, Patent and Trademark Office, 
National Institute of Standards and Technology, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, and the 
Bureau of the Census. Finally, the function also includes 
funding for independent agencies such as the Securities and 
Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications 
Commission, and the majority of the Small Business 
Administration.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                    FUNCTION 370: Commerce and Housing Credit
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     10.2     11.0     12.1     14.8      8.6      8.5      55.0
    Outlays....................................      1.2      3.8      3.1      4.5      1.7      0.8      13.9
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................      2.7      4.4      5.3      9.1      4.0      4.0      26.9
    Outlays....................................      2.9      4.4      4.9      7.1      5.7      4.5      26.6
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................      7.5      6.6      6.8      5.7      4.6      4.5      28.1
    Outlays....................................     -1.8     -0.6     -1.8     -2.7     -4.0     -3.7     -12.7
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    The discretionary function total includes significantly 
increased funding for the Bureau of Census, reflecting 
continued preparation for the 2010 census. For 2008, and over 
the following four years, funding in Function 370 is above the 
level in the President's budget.
                      FUNCTION 400: TRANSPORTATION


                            Function Summary

    Function 400 consists mostly of the programs administered 
by the Department of Transportation, including programs for 
highways, mass transit, aviation, and maritime activities. This 
function also includes two components of the Department of 
Homeland Security: the Coast Guard and the Transportation 
Security Administration. In addition, this function includes 
several small transportation-related agencies and the research 
program for civilian aviation at the National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration (NASA).

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                          FUNCTION 400: Transportation
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     81.3     82.7     76.3     77.3     78.3     79.2     393.7
    Outlays....................................     74.7     80.8     83.9     86.1     87.0     88.8     426.7
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................     26.1     25.4     27.5     28.3     29.1     30.0     140.3
    Outlays....................................     73.0     78.5     83.9     84.7     86.5    415.3
                                                            D81.7
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     55.2     57.3     48.8     49.0     49.1     49.2     253.4
    Outlays....................................      1.7      2.3      2.2      2.2      2.3      2.3      11.4
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    The resolution fully funds the highway, safety, and transit 
programs authorized in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users 
(SAFETEA-LU). Specifically, this resolution includes both the 
revenue aligned budget authority (RABA) and the funding for 
transit capital projects that the President's 2008 budget cuts. 
In addition, this resolution maintains Amtrak, provides 
additional funding for grants to airports, and rejects the 
President's cuts to aviation programs within NASA.
            FUNCTION 450: COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 450 includes federal programs to improve community 
economic conditions, promote rural development, and assist in 
federal preparations for and response to disasters. This 
function provides appropriated funding for the Community 
Development Block Grant, Department of Agriculture rural 
development programs, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, and other disaster mitigation and 
community development-related programs. It also provides 
mandatory funding for the federal flood insurance program.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                FUNCTION 450: Community and Regional Development
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     15.7     15.0     13.9     14.1     14.3     14.5      71.9
    Outlays....................................     28.3     22.0     20.5     19.2     17.6     15.1      94.5
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................     13.0     13.7     13.9     14.1     14.3     14.5      70.6
    Outlays....................................     25.7     21.0     20.7     19.5     17.9     15.3      94.3
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................      2.8      1.3      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       1.4
    Outlays....................................      2.6      1.1     -0.2     -0.2     -0.2     -0.2       0.2
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    The budget resolution provides more than the President's 
2008 discretionary funding level for Function 450, rejecting 
the President's cuts to the Community Development Block Grant 
(CDBG) program and providing additional funds for this and 
other key priorities like rural development and disaster 
preparedness.
   FUNCTION 500: EDUCATION, TRAINING, EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL SERVICES

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 500 includes funding for the Department of 
Education, social services programs within the Department of 
Health and Human Services, and employment and training programs 
within the Department of Labor. It also contains funding for 
the Library of Congress and independent research and art 
agencies such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the 
Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the John 
F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National 
Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the 
Humanities.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                        FUNCTION 500: Education, Training, Employment and Social Services
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     92.8     92.5     96.8     98.3     98.4     98.7     484.7
    Outlays....................................     92.2     91.1     94.0     96.0     97.3     96.9     475.3
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................     80.3     82.3     85.9     86.8     87.6     88.5     431.1
    Outlays....................................     80.4     82.4     84.5     85.9     87.0     87.9     427.7
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     12.5     10.1     10.9     11.6     10.8     10.2      53.6
    Outlays....................................     11.9      8.8      9.5     10.1     10.3      9.0      47.6
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The 2008 budget resolution specifically rejects the 
President's cuts to education, including his plan to eliminate 
many education programs. The resolution also rejects the 
President's steep cuts to job training and social services 
programs, including the Community Services Block Grant and the 
Social Services Block Grant.
    In contrast to the President's funding cuts, the budget 
resolution makes a down payment towards addressing long-
standing needs in education, training, and social services. To 
that end, the resolution provides an appropriated program level 
for Function 500 that is $7.9 billion above the 2008 level in 
the President's budget. Those additional resources include $5.9 
billion in 2008 funding and an increase of $2 billion in 
advance 2009 funding.
    The resolution's increased funding could be used for vital 
programs that help children and adults who most need 
assistance, including Head Start, Title I and other elementary 
and secondary education programs authorized under the No Child 
Left Behind Act, and employment training and national service 
programs such as VISTA. The additional funding also could 
bolster the federal government's commitment to cover a growing 
share of the cost of special education under the Individuals 
with Disabilities Education Act. Finally, the increased funds 
could help secure college access, equity, and success for every 
American by raising the maximum Pell Grant to at least $4,600, 
maintaining Supplemental Opportunity Educational Grants and the 
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnerships, and broadening 
access to Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black 
Colleges and Universities, and other high-quality educational 
opportunities.
    The resolution also contains a reserve fund to accommodate 
legislation that makes college more affordable.
                          FUNCTION 550: HEALTH

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 550 includes most direct health care services 
programs. Other health programs in this function fund anti-
bioterrorism activities, national biomedical research, 
protecting the health of the general population and workers in 
their places of employment, providing health services for 
under-served populations, and promoting training for the health 
care workforce. Some of the agencies funded in this function 
include the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services 
Administration, and the Food and Drug Administration. The major 
mandatory programs in this function are Medicaid, the State 
Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), federal and 
retirees' health benefits, and health care for Medicare-
eligible military retirees.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                              FUNCTION 550: Health
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    267.9    286.8    307.8    325.9    347.6    370.8   1,638.9
    Outlays....................................    268.2    286.3    306.0    325.7    346.6    369.7   1,634.3
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................     52.1     54.2     57.5     56.5     57.7     58.9     284.8
    Outlays....................................     52.7     54.1     55.5     56.1     56.6     57.7     280.0
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    215.8    232.5    250.3    269.4    289.9    311.9   1,354.1
    Outlays....................................    215.5    232.2    250.5    269.6    290.0    312.0   1,354.3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The discretionary resources for Function 550 for 2008 
represent an increase over both the 2007 level and the 
President's request. The resolution increases resources for 
public health programs to provide for advances in science, 
improvements in health, access to quality health care for 
underserved populations, and other critical programs.
    Programs in Function 550 are also addressed in the 
resolution's deficit-neutral reserve funds for SCHIP and for 
Transitional Medical Assistance.
                         FUNCTION 570: MEDICARE

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 570 (Medicare) includes only the Medicare program, 
which provides health insurance to senior citizens and persons 
with disabilities. Congress provides an annual appropriation 
for the costs of administering and monitoring the Medicare 
program. Nearly 99 percent of spending in this function occurs 
on the mandatory side of the budget, and almost all of the 
mandatory spending consists of payments for Medicare benefits.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                             FUNCTION 570: Medicare
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    365.2    389.6    416.7    442.4    489.1    486.8   2,224.6
    Outlays....................................    370.2    389.7    416.4    442.6    489.1    486.4   2,224.2
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................      4.8      5.0      5.2      5.4      5.7      6.0      27.3
    Outlays....................................      4.9      5.0      5.2      5.4      5.7      5.9      27.2
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    360.4    384.6    411.5    436.9    483.4    480.9   2,197.3
    Outlays....................................    365.3    384.7    411.2    437.2    483.5    480.5   2,197.0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The resolution assumes the extension of Medicare premium 
assistance for qualified individuals with incomes between 120 
and 135 percent of the federal poverty level and limited 
financial resources. The resolution assumes that savings from 
Medicare program efficiency improvements will offset the costs 
of extending the premium assistance program as well other 
initiatives to improve the Medicare program for beneficiaries.
    The resolution assumes targeted assistance to hospitals 
with 100 beds or more that have faced a reduction in Medicare 
disproportionate share hospital payments due to assignment to a 
Micropolitan area.
    The resolution accommodates a discretionary cap adjustment 
of $183 million for additional activities aimed at detecting 
and preventing Medicare fraud. The Health Care Fraud and Abuse 
Control program--a joint effort of the Department of Health and 
Human Services, the HHS Office of Inspector General, and the 
Department of Justice--generated roughly $4 in program savings 
for every dollar spent in 2004 and 2005.
    The resolution also contains a reserve fund to accommodate 
legislation for Medicare program improvements.
                     FUNCTION 600: INCOME SECURITY

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 600 consists of a range of income security 
programs that provide cash or near-cash assistance (e.g., 
housing, nutrition, and energy assistance) to low-income 
persons, and benefits to certain retirees, persons with 
disabilities, and the unemployed. Housing assistance programs 
account for the largest share of discretionary funding in this 
function. Major federal entitlement programs in this function 
include unemployment insurance, trade adjustment assistance 
income support, food stamps, Temporary Assistance to Needy 
Families, foster care, and Supplemental Security Income. 
Federal and other retirement and disability programs comprise 
approximately one third of the funds in this function.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                          FUNCTION 600: Income Security
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    360.4    379.9    391.1    401.4    417.0    402.9   1,992.3
    Outlays....................................    364.2    383.5    393.5    402.4    416.9    402.1   1,998.5
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................     49.5     52.1     52.4     53.7     55.0     56.3     269.4
    Outlays....................................     55.7     57.3     57.2     56.9     57.1     57.6     286.1
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    310.9    327.9    338.7    347.7    362.0    346.6   1,722.9
    Outlays....................................    308.6    326.2    336.3    345.5    359.8    344.5   1,712.3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The budget resolution provides increased funding that could 
be used to meet urgent needs related to Hurricane Katrina 
recovery and to begin addressing long-ignored challenges facing 
children and families, including large backlogs in the Social 
Security disability system.
    The resolution also includes a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
to facilitate the reauthorization of the farm bill, providing 
resources for such objectives as to secure an economic safety 
net for agricultural producers, conserve our natural resources, 
and address nutrition needs.
                     FUNCTION 650: SOCIAL SECURITY

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 650 consists of the two payroll tax-financed 
programs that are collectively known as Social Security: Old-
Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI). 
This function includes Social Security benefit payments and 
funds to administer the program. Under provisions of the 
Congressional Budget Act and the Budget Enforcement Act, Social 
Security trust funds are off-budget and do not appear in the 
budget resolution totals. However, a small portion of spending 
in Function 650--the general fund transfer of income taxes on 
Social Security benefits--is considered on-budget and appears 
in the budget resolution totals. The table and discussion below 
contain information pertaining to both the on-budget and off-
budget components.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                        FUNCTION 650: Social Security \1\
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    587.8    615.0    646.0    681.4    719.4    762.0   3,423.9
    Outlays....................................    585.6    612.6    643.1    678.3    715.9    758.1   3,408.0
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................      4.7      4.9      5.0      5.1      5.3      5.5      25.8
    Outlays....................................      4.7      4.9      5.0      5.1      5.3      5.4      25.7
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    583.1    610.2    641.0    676.3    714.1    756.6   3,398.1
    Outlays....................................    580.8    607.7    638.1    673.2    710.6    752.7  3,382.3
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\1\ Includes both on- and off-budget amounts.

    The resolution rejects the President's private account 
proposal for Social Security.
    The administrative budget for the Social Security 
Administration (SSA) includes resources in Function 570 
(Medicare) and Function 600 (Income Security) as well as 
Function 650. The resolution assumes a $9.9 billion 
discretionary funding level for SSA. The additional resources 
will prevent increases in the backlogs of disability decisions 
and hearings that would occur under the President's budget. The 
resolution will enable SSA to address the significant number of 
individuals waiting for disability and hearing decisions.
    The budget also accommodates an additional $213 million 
through a discretionary cap adjustment for program integrity 
initiatives. The cap adjustment allows the agency to conduct an 
increasing number of Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) and 
Supplemental Security Income redeterminations.
              FUNCTION 700: VETERANS BENEFITS AND SERVICES

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 700 covers the programs of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VA), including veterans' medical care, 
compensation and pensions, education and rehabilitation 
benefits, and housing programs. It also includes the Department 
of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service, the 
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the 
American Battle Monuments Commission. Almost 90 percent of 
appropriated funding in Function 700 goes to veterans' health 
care.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                  FUNCTION 700: Veterans Benefits and Services
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     73.9     85.2     87.8     90.4     96.0     93.3     452.8
    Outlays....................................     72.3     82.8     87.7     89.7     95.4     92.6     448.2
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................     36.5     43.1     44.3     45.6     47.0     48.3     228.2
    Outlays....................................     35.0     40.7     44.3     45.0     46.3     47.8     224.1
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     37.4     42.1     43.5     44.8     49.1     45.0     224.5
    Outlays....................................     37.3     42.1     43.4     44.7     49.1     44.8     224.1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    For 2008, the resolution provides $6.6 billion of 
discretionary budget authority over the 2007 level, for a level 
that is $3.5 billion above the 2008 funding in the President's 
budget. The resolution reflects the high priority of adequately 
funding veterans programs. The resolution rejects the veterans' 
health care enrollment fees and co-payment increases that were 
imposed by the President's budget.
    The resolution provides full funding to support excellent 
health care for veterans and current service members. In 
particular, the resolution provides funding to begin 
implementing future recommendations of the President's 
Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors 
(the bi-partisan ``Walter Reed Commission'') and other United 
States Government investigations into military and veterans' 
health care facilities and services.
    The resolution provides additional funding in Function 700 
above the President's requested levels for 2008 to address 
important priorities including veterans' mental health, post-
traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and spinal 
cord injury. The resolution also has additional funding for 
disability compensation claims processing so that VA can 
significantly reduce the inventory of pending claims.
                FUNCTION 750: ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    The Administration of Justice function consists of federal 
law enforcement programs, litigation and judicial activities, 
correctional operations, and state and local justice 
assistance. Agencies within this function include: the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation; the Drug Enforcement Administration; 
Border and Transportation Security; the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the United States Attorneys; 
legal divisions within the Department of Justice; the Legal 
Services Corporation; the federal Judiciary; and the Federal 
Bureau of Prisons. This function includes several components of 
the Department of Homeland Security.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                     FUNCTION 750: Administration of Justice
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     45.5     46.9     46.1     47.2     48.4     49.6     238.2
    Outlays....................................     44.7     46.2     47.3     47.5     48.2     49.2     238.3
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................     44.3     44.7     45.4     46.6     47.9     49.3     234.0
    Outlays....................................     43.4     45.0     46.2     46.7     47.8     49.0     234.7
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................      1.3      2.3      0.7      0.6      0.4      0.3       4.3
    Outlays....................................      1.3      1.1      1.1      0.8      0.4      0.2       3.7
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    For Function 750, the budget resolution rejects the cuts to 
local law enforcement and first responders in the President's 
budget, including cuts to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice 
Assistance Grant program. The resolution provides funding above 
the President's budget level for 2008 for that purpose and for 
purposes such as protecting the borders and funding the 9/11 
Commission recommendations.
                    FUNCTION 800: GENERAL GOVERNMENT

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    This function includes the activities of the White House 
and the Executive Office of the President, the legislative 
branch, and programs designed to carry out the legislative and 
administrative responsibilities of the federal government, 
including personnel management, fiscal operations, and property 
control.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                        FUNCTION 800: General Government
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................     18.2     18.6     19.3     19.9     20.6     21.4      99.8
    Outlays....................................     18.6     19.0     19.3     19.8     20.4     21.2      99.7
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................     16.1     16.8     17.3     17.9     18.5     19.0      89.5
    Outlays....................................     16.5     17.0     17.5     17.8     18.2     18.7      89.2
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................      2.1      1.8      1.9      2.0      2.2      2.3      10.3
    Outlays....................................      2.1      2.0      1.9      1.9      2.2      2.5      10.5
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The budget resolution includes a program integrity 
initiative to increase Internal Revenue Service tax compliance 
efforts to collect unpaid taxes from those who are not paying 
what they owe. The funding in this function is adequate to 
provide for the reestablishment of the Office of Technology 
Assessment.
                       FUNCTION 900: NET INTEREST

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    Function 900 consists primarily of the interest paid by the 
federal government to private and foreign government holders of 
U.S. Treasury securities. This amount is slightly offset by 
interest income received by the federal government on loans and 
cash balances and by earnings of the National Railroad 
Retirement Investment Trust.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                         FUNCTION 900: Net Interest \1\
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    236.6    254.6    264.9    277.8    283.8    282.2   1,363.3
    Outlays....................................    236.6    254.6    264.9    277.8    283.8    282.2   1,363.3
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0
    Outlays....................................      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    236.6    254.6    264.9    277.8    283.8    282.2   1,363.3
    Outlays....................................    236.6    254.6    264.9    277.8    283.8    282.2  1,363.3
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\1\ Includes both on- and off-budget amounts.

    In recent years, the Federal government's net interest 
payments on its debt have grown dramatically. Between 2003 and 
2006, net interest increased by 48.1 percent, rising from 
$153.1 billion in 2003 to $226.7 billion in 2006. In 2006, net 
interest comprised one of the largest components of the federal 
budget, exceeding spending on education, veterans' affairs, and 
homeland security combined.
                        FUNCTION 920: ALLOWANCES

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    This function displays the budgetary effect of proposals 
that cannot easily be distributed across other budget 
functions. In the past, this function has included funding for 
emergencies or proposals contingent on certain events.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                                            FUNCTION 920: ALLOWANCES
                                            [In billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................      0.8      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0
    Outlays....................................      0.8      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................      0.8      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0
    Outlays....................................      0.8      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0
    Outlays....................................      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

            FUNCTION 950: UNDISTRIBUTED OFFSETTING RECEIPTS

                              ----------                              


                            Function Summary

    This function comprises major offsetting receipt items that 
would distort the funding levels of other functional categories 
if they were distributed to them.

                     Function Levels and Priorities


                               FUNCTION 950: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts \1\
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    -82.0    -83.9    -80.2    -81.5    -85.0    -88.3     -419.0
    Outlays....................................    -82.0    -83.9    -80.3    -81.5    -85.1    -88.3     -419.0
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0        0.0
    Outlays....................................      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0        0.0
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    -82.0    -83.9    -80.2    -81.5    -85.0    -88.3     -419.0
    Outlays....................................    -82.0    -83.9    -80.3    -81.5    -85.1    -88.3    -419.0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Includes both on- and off-budget amounts.

    The negative spending in Function 950 represents CBO's 
baseline estimate of undistributed offsetting receipts.
        FUNCTION 970: OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENTS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

                              ----------                              


                          Function Description

    This function includes funding for overseas deployments and 
other activities.

                            Function Summary


                             FUNCTION 970: Overseas Deployments and Other Activities
                                            [in billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007     2008     2009     2010     2011     2012   2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................    124.3    145.2     50.0      0.0      0.0      0.0     195.2
    Outlays....................................     31.5    114.9    109.4     42.3     13.6      4.5     284.7
Discretionary:
    Budget Authority...........................    124.3    145.2     50.0      0.0      0.0      0.0     195.2
    Outlays....................................     31.5    114.9    109.4     42.3     13.6      4.5     284.7
Mandatory Spending:
    Budget Authority...........................      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0
    Outlays....................................      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The resolution includes the House-passed supplemental for 
2007 (H.R. 1591) and, as a placeholder, accommodates up to the 
President's funding levels for overseas deployments and related 
activities in 2008 and 2009.
                        TITLE II--RESERVE FUNDS

Section 201. Reserve fund for the State Children's Health Insurance 
        Program
    The reserve fund accommodates the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce reporting legislation of up to $50 billion in 
additional outlays to improve children's health through 
reauthorization of the State Children's Health Program (SCHIP) 
as long as the authorizing legislation placed before the House 
complies with the pay-as-you-go principle. These additional 
resources will sustain current caseloads, expand coverage, and 
reduce the number of uninsured children. Of the over nine 
million uninsured children in this nation, around six million 
are eligible for SCHIP or Medicaid but do not receive coverage.
Section 202. Reserve fund for reform of the alternative minimum tax
    The reserve fund for Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) relief 
accommodates legislation that reforms the tax code to shield 
middle-income families from the AMT as long as it adheres to 
the pay-as-you-go principle. Without reform, the number of 
taxpayers subject to the AMT will rise from 4.2 million in 2006 
to 23.2 million in 2007 and to 25.7 million in 2008, according 
to the Joint Committee on Taxation.
Section 203. Reserve fund to provide for middle-income tax relief and 
        economic equity
    The reserve fund for middle-income tax relief supports 
legislation to reduce tax burdens on middle-income families and 
taxpayers that complies with the pay-as-you-go principle. This 
includes legislation such as the extension of the 10 percent 
individual income tax rate, marriage penalty relief, the child 
tax credit, the research and experimentation tax credit, the 
deduction for small business expensing, and the deduction for 
State and local sales taxes. It also accommodates elimination 
of estate taxes on all but a minute fraction of estates, and a 
tax credit for school construction.
Section 204. Reserve fund for agriculture
    The reserve fund accommodates legislation that reauthorizes 
the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Public Law 
107-171) or prior farm support acts, or authorizes similar 
programs, or both, to the extent that such legislation complies 
with the pay-as-you-go principle. The section also provides for 
an increase in budget authority up to $20 billion over five 
years (2008-2012) above the Congressional Budget Office's 
current estimate of spending for these programs if the funding 
increases are appropriately offset. The resolution allows for 
the House to continue to address a number of priorities, such 
as maintaining a strong farm safety net for our nation's 
agricultural producers; delivering natural resource 
conservation measures on private lands; investing in energy 
research; and rural development projects that strengthen our 
rural economies; and enhancing food nutrition assistance to 
help fight hunger. The reserve fund could also facilitate a new 
farm bill that provides enhanced conservation, research, and 
marketing assistance to crops that have not received 
traditional commodity support.
Section 205. Reserve fund for higher education
    The reserve fund accommodates reforms to the student loan 
programs that increase benefits to students, consistent with 
the pay-as-you-go principle adopted by the House. The Higher 
Education Act is scheduled to be reauthorized this year, and 
this reserve fund will provide committees maximum flexibility 
in finding offsets to make college more affordable for 
students.
Section 206. Reserve fund for improvements in Medicare
    The reserve fund accommodates additional mandatory spending 
for Medicare program improvements such as increasing the 
Medicare reimbursement rate for physicians while holding 
beneficiaries harmless from associated premium increases, as 
long as the legislation is consistent with the House pay-as-
you-go principle. Current law calls for Medicare payment rates 
to physicians to be cut by nearly 40 percent over the next 
eight years. The Committee supports Federal investments in 
health information technology that will improve the quality and 
efficiency of not only Medicare, but also the health sector as 
a whole. Another possible area for program improvement is the 
Part D prescription drug benefit.
Section 207. Reserve fund for creating long-term energy alternatives
    The reserve fund accommodates legislation consistent with 
H.R. 6 that invests in renewable or alternative energy 
resources, promotes new emerging energy technologies, or 
develops greater energy efficiency, to the extent that such 
legislation complies with the pay-as-you-go principle.
Section 208. Reserve fund for affordable housing
    The reserve fund accommodates legislation that creates an 
affordable housing fund, offset by savings from reforming the 
regulation of certain government-sponsored entities, such as 
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to the extent that such legislation 
complies with the pay-as-you-go principle.
Section 209. Reserve fund for equitable benefits for Filipino veterans 
        of World War II
    The reserve fund accommodates additional mandatory spending 
to provide equitable benefits for all Filipino veterans of 
World War II and their survivors and dependents, consistent 
with the pay-as-you-go principle. Most Filipino veterans who 
fought alongside American troops, and their families, are 
currently not eligible for equitable federal benefits.
Section 210. Reserve fund for Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-
        Determination Act reauthorization
    The reserve fund accommodates any legislation that 
reauthorizes the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-
Determination Act (Public Law 106-393), to the extent that such 
legislation complies with the pay-as-you-go principle. That law 
provides economic assistance for roads and schools in rural 
communities affected by the loss of receipts from sales on 
federal lands in their communities. The assistance is intended 
to compensate local governments for the tax-exempt status of 
the national forests and other federal lands.
Section 211. Reserve fund for receipts from the Bonneville Power 
        Administration
    The resolution includes a reserve fund to accommodate 
legislation to reject the Administration's acceleration of 
Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) debt repayment and to 
prohibit BPA from applying secondary sales revenue in excess of 
$500 million towards additional federal debt repayment, to the 
extent that such legislation complies with the pay-as-you-go 
principle.
Section 212. Reserve fund for Transitional Medical Assistance
    The reserve fund accommodates extension of Transitional 
Medical Assistance (TMA) through 2008, as long as it complies 
with the pay-as-you-go principle. TMA provides temporary 
Medicaid assistance for families transitioning to the 
workforce.
                     TITLE III--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT

Section 301: Program Integrity Initiatives
    Section 301 provides for specific allocation adjustments 
for the Committee on Appropriations when the Committee reports 
legislation that includes increased appropriations for the 
following four program integrity initiatives: (1) continuing 
disability reviews and Supplemental Security Income 
redeterminations for the Social Security Administration; (2) 
improved compliance with the provisions of the Internal Revenue 
Code; (3) the healthcare fraud and abuse control program at the 
Department of Health and Human Services; and (4) unemployment 
insurance improper payment reviews.
    The adjustments under this section are intended to do no 
more than provide additional administrative funding for current 
program integrity activities to eliminate errors or fraud in 
the operation of a number of federal programs and compliance 
with federal tax laws. For example, the adjustment for 
unemployment compensation programs is provided to increase 
limited administrative funding for current program integrity 
activities, and not to finance other proposals that would 
adversely affect workers who have received unemployment 
benefits.
    The section outlines procedures for these allocation 
adjustments. In addition, the section directs committees of the 
House of Representatives to include recommendations for 
improved governmental performance in views and estimates 
submitted to the Committee on the Budget pursuant to section 
301(d) of the Congressional Budget Act.
Section 302: Advance Appropriations
    Section 302 limits the amount and type of advance 
appropriations for fiscal years 2009 and 2010. Under this 
section, advance appropriations for fiscal year 2009 or 2010 
are restricted to $25.558 billion for programs, projects, 
activities, or accounts identified in the joint explanatory 
statement of managers that will accompany this resolution. This 
total reflects an increase of $2 billion over the previous 
limit. The section defines advance appropriations as any new 
discretionary budget authority provided in a bill or joint 
resolution making general or continuing appropriations for 
fiscal year 2008 that first becomes available for any fiscal 
year after 2008.
Section 303: Overseas Deployments and Emergency Needs
    Section 303 establishes a procedure whereby provisions or 
measures reported by the Committee on Appropriations will be 
exempt from the restrictions under titles III and IV of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974. The exemption will apply if: 
(1) the Committee determines and designates that amounts 
appropriated are necessary for overseas deployments and related 
activities; or, (2) the Committee provides nondefense 
discretionary appropriations and designates those amounts as 
necessary to meet emergency needs.
Section 304: Application and Effect of Changes in Allocations and 
        Aggregates
    Section 304 details the allocation and aggregate adjustment 
procedures that are required to accommodate legislation for the 
reserve funds and program integrity initiatives in this 
resolution. This section provides that the adjustments shall 
apply while the legislation is under consideration and take 
effect upon enactment of the legislation. In addition, the 
section requires the adjustments to be printed in the 
Congressional Record.
    The section also notes that, for purposes of enforcement, 
aggregate and allocation levels resulting from adjustments made 
pursuant to this resolution will have the same effect as if 
adopted in the original levels of Title I of this budget 
resolution. This section also provides that the Committee on 
the Budget shall determine the budgetary levels and estimates 
which are required to enforce points of order under the 
Congressional Budget Act.
Section 305: Adjustments to Reflect Changes in Concepts and Definitions
    Section 305 requires the chairman of the Committee on the 
Budget to adjust levels and allocations in this budget 
resolution upon enactment of legislation that changes concepts 
or definitions.
Section 306: Compliance with Section 13301 of the Budgetary Enforcement 
        Act of 1990
    Section 306 provides that administrative expenses of the 
Social Security Administration shall be part of the annual 
appropriations process by including those expenses in the 
Committee on Appropriation's allocation pursuant to section 302 
of the Congressional Budget Act.
Section 307: Exercise of Rulemaking Powers
    Section 307 provides that, once adopted, the provisions of 
the budget resolution are incorporated into the rules of the 
House of Representatives and shall supersede inconsistent 
rules. The section recognizes the constitutional right of the 
House of Representatives to change those rules at any time.
                            TITLE IV--POLICY

    Title IV of the resolution contains the following policy 
sections:
          Section 401. Policy on middle-income tax relief
          Section 402. Policy on defense priorities
          Section 403. Policy on college affordability
                      TITLE V--SENSE OF THE HOUSE

    Title V of the resolution contains the following Sense of 
the House sections:
          Section 501. Sense of the House on servicemembers' 
        and veterans' health care and other priorities.
          Section 502. Sense of the House on the Innovation 
        Agenda: A commitment to competitiveness to keep America 
        #1.
          Section 503. Sense of the House on homeland security.
          Section 504. Sense of the House regarding the ongoing 
        need to respond to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
          Section 505. Sense of the House regarding long-term 
        sustainability of entitlements.
          Section 506. Sense of the House regarding the need to 
        maintain and build upon efforts to fight hunger.
          Section 507. Sense of the House regarding affordable 
        health coverage.
          Section 508. Sense of the House regarding extension 
        of the statutory pay-as-you-go rule.
          Section 509. Sense of the House on long-term 
        budgeting.
          Section 510. Sense of the House regarding pay parity.
          Section 511. Sense of the House regarding waste, 
        fraud, and abuse.
          Section 512. Sense of the House regarding the 
        importance of child support enforcement.
          Section 513. Sense of the House on state veterans 
        cemeteries.
                        TITLE VI--RECONCILIATION

Section 601. Reconciliation
    Section 601, which was included at the request of the 
Committee on Education and Labor, instructs that committee to 
report changes in law to the House to reduce the deficit by 
$75,000,000 over six years, no later than September 10, 2007. 
Section 403 of this resolution includes policy language stating 
that the provision shall not be construed to require reductions 
in assistance that makes college more affordable for students.
                       ALLOCATIONS TO COMMITTEES

    As required by under Section 302(a) of the Congressial 
Budget Act of 1974, the discretionary levels established in the 
budget resolution are allocated to the Appropriations Committee 
and the mandatory spending levels are allocated to each of the 
authorizing committees with mandatory spending authority.
    In this report, the Appropriations Committee receives an 
allocation for 2008 and a revised allocation for 2007. The 
authorizing committees receive allocations for 2008 and the 
five-year period 2008 through 2012 as well as a revised 
allocation for 2007. The authorizing committee allocation is 
divided into current law amounts, reauthorization, and 
resolution changes. Reauthorization refers to amounts for 
legislation due for reauthorization and that are part of the 
CBO baseline levels. ``Resolution changes'' refers to the 
budgetary impact of legislation enacted after the adoption of 
this resolution, anticipated to reflect a change from baseline 
levels. ``Resolution changes'' have previously been called 
``discretionary action'' but the term has been changed to avoid 
confusion with the discretionary allocation to the 
Appropriations Committee.
    H.R. 1591, Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for 
Fiscal Year 2007, and for Other Purposes is currently under 
consideration in the Congress. The bill has been scored 
pursuant to the terms of the Concurrent Resolution on the 
Budget for 2007, as deemed applicable under House Resolution 6, 
section 501(4)(A). The budgetary rules applicable at the time 
of initial consideration of the Supplemental Appropriations 
bill shall remain in effect until final action is taken on that 
measure.

  ALLOCATION OF SPENDING AUTHORITY TO HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   2007 \1\      2008
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary Action:
  BA............................................     951,192     954,937
  OT............................................   1,029,465   1,027,192
Current Law Mandatory:
  BA............................................     549,102     548,676
  OT............................................     533,495     536,972
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Revision to amounts deemed for 2007. Includes emergencies
  incorporated into the Congressional Budget Office March baseline.


    ALLOCATIONS OF SPENDING AUTHORITY TO HOUSE COMMITTEES OTHER THAN
                             APPROPRIATIONS
                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Total
                                        2007 \1\     2008   ------------
                                                              2008-2012
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Committee on Agriculture:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................     14,455     13,241       29,392
    OT...............................     14,270     13,054       29,398
  Reauthorizations:
    BA...............................  .........     36,547      225,550
    OT...............................  .........     34,665      221,808
  Total:
    BA...............................     14,455     49,788      254,942
    OT...............................     14,270     47,719      251,206
Committee on Armed Services:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................     98,705    102,178      547,417
    OT...............................     98,241    102,207      547,105
  Resolution Change:
    BA...............................  .........        -50         -410
    OT...............................  .........        -50         -410
  Total:
    BA...............................     98,705    102,128      547,007
    OT...............................     98,241    102,157      546,695
Committee on Education and Labor:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................      7,498      5,100       27,795
    OT...............................      7,665      4,937       25,692
  Reauthorizations:
    BA...............................      2,837      2,874       16,586
    OT...............................      2,223      2,769       15,951
  Total:
    BA...............................     10,335      7,974       44,381
    OT...............................      9,888      7,706       41,643
Committee on Energy and Commerce:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................    240,383    248,708    1,415,559
    OT...............................    241,746    251,778    1,420,084
  Reauthorizations:
    BA...............................  .........      5,040       25,200
    OT...............................  .........      2,675       23,507
  Total:
    BA...............................    240,383    253,748    1,440,759
    OT...............................    241,746    254,453    1,443,591
Committee on Financial Services:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................      3,929      4,924       19,988
    OT...............................     -1,237     -1,377      -16,331
Committee on Foreign Affairs:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................     15,769     14,688       69,077
    OT...............................     15,763     14,690       65,798
Committee on Homeland Security:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................      1,416      1,211        6,639
    OT...............................      1,364      1,396        6,962
Committee on House Administration:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................         67         70          343
    OT...............................         39        215          532
Committee on the Judiciary:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................      5,824      7,573       31,796
    OT...............................      5,963      6,466       31,560
Committee on Natural Resources:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................      5,465      5,563       28,014
    OT...............................      5,209      5,093       26,513
Committee on Oversight and Government
 Reform:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................    101,410     87,280      480,831
    OT...............................     97,813     84,705      467,426
Committee on Science and Technology:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................        117        121          605
    OT...............................        115        133          637
Committee on Small Business:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................        -78  .........  ...........
    OT...............................        -78  .........  ...........
Committee on Transportation and
 Infrastructure:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................     66,656     65,299      166,780
    OT...............................     12,734     13,454       71,501
  Reauthorizations:
    BA...............................  .........      3,675      148,629
    OT...............................  .........  .........        1,164
  Resolution Change:
    BA...............................  .........        125        1,525
    OT...............................  .........  .........  ...........
  Total:
    BA...............................     66,656     69,099      316,934
    OT...............................     12,734     13,454       72,665
Committee on Veterans Affairs:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................        304      1,219        5,900
    OT...............................        354      1,300        6,449
  Reauthorizations:
    BA...............................  .........        406        9,533
    OT...............................  .........        373        9,302
  Total:
    BA...............................        304      1,625       15,433
    OT...............................        354      1,673       15,751
Committee on Ways and Means:
  Current Law:
    BA...............................    775,774    823,345    4,486,527
    OT...............................    778,373    823,463    4,493,238
  Reauthorizations:
    BA...............................  .........        958       44,753
    OT...............................  .........        711       38,149
  Total:
    BA...............................    775,774    824,303    4,531,280
    OT...............................    778,373    824,174    4,531,387
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Revision to amounts deemed for 2007.


                                    SUMMARY TABLE 1.--FISCAL YEAR 2008 BUDGET RESOLUTION TOTAL SPENDING AND REVENUES
                                                                [In billions of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Fiscal year                                2007        2008        2009        2010        2011        2012       2008-2012
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                         Summary
Total Spending:
  BA..............................................................   2,833.966   2,964.648   3,004.851   3,078.830   3,214.277   3,271.296    15,533.902
  OT..............................................................   2,751.168   2,932.771   3,050.953   3,106.494   3,217.179   3,252.030    15,559.427
  On-Budget:
    BA............................................................   2,380.614   2,495.291   2,516.301   2,569.952   2,684.936   2,716.188    12,982.668
    OT............................................................   2,300.065   2,465.888   2,565.305   2,600.718   2,691.358   2,700.809    13,024.078
  Off-Budget:
    BA............................................................     453.352     469.357     488.550     508.878     529.341     555.108     2,551.234
    OT............................................................     451.103     466.883     485.648     505.776     525.821     551.221     2,535.349
Revenues:
  Total...........................................................   2,542.292   2,719.794   2,809.777   2,901.310   3,167.155   3,405.024    15,003.060
  On-budget.......................................................   1,904.706   2,050.796   2,106.926   2,163.721   2,394.550   2,597.096    11,313.089
  Off-budget......................................................     637.586     668.998     702.851     737.589     772.605     807.928     3,689.971
Surplus/Deficit (-):
  Total...........................................................    -208.876    -212.977    -241.176    -205.184     -50.024     152.994      -556.367
  On-budget.......................................................    -395.359    -415.092    -458.379    -436.997    -296.808    -103.713    -1,710.989
  Off-budget......................................................     186.483     202.115     217.203     231.813     246.784     256.707     1,154.622
Debt Subject to Limit (end of year)...............................       8,927       9,461      10,036      10,591      11,001      11,231            na
Debt Held by the Public (end of year).............................       5,042       5,269       5,524       5,743       5,805       5,663            na

                                                                       By Function
National Defense (050):
  BA..............................................................     525.797     506.955     534.705     545.171     550.944     559.799     2,697.574
  OT..............................................................     534.270     514.401     524.384     536.433     547.624     548.169     2,671.011
International Affairs (150):
  BA..............................................................      28.795      34.675      35.428      35.623      36.083      36.530       178.339
  OT..............................................................      31.308      33.096      32.557      32.687      33.006      33.613       164.959
General Science, Space, and Technology (250):
  BA..............................................................      25.079      27.611      28.641      29.844      31.103      32.438       149.637
  OT..............................................................      24.516      26.472      28.411      29.485      30.089      31.367       145.824
Energy (270):
  BA..............................................................       2.943       3.240       3.051       3.136       3.228       3.307        15.962
  OT..............................................................       1.369       1.092       1.454       1.641       1.697       1.997         7.881
Natural Resources and Environment (300):
  BA..............................................................      31.332      32.813      33.529      34.483      35.152      36.194       172.171
  OT..............................................................      32.919      34.864      35.332      35.574      35.952      36.543       178.265
Agriculture (350):
  BA..............................................................      21.471      20.381      20.933      21.138      21.156      21.402       105.010
  OT..............................................................      19.738      19.549      20.059      20.112      20.436      20.863       101.019
Commerce and Housing Credit (370):
  BA..............................................................      10.215      10.958      12.073      14.775       8.622       8.522        54.950
  OT..............................................................       1.178       3.785       3.096       4.460       1.731       0.797        13.869
  On-budget:
    BA............................................................       5.515       9.158       9.973      13.775       8.822       8.822        50.550
    OT............................................................      -3.522       1.985       0.996       3.460       1.931       1.097         9.469
  Off-budget:
    BA............................................................       4.700       1.800       2.100       1.000      -0.200      -0.300         4.400
    OT............................................................       4.700       1.800       2.100       1.000      -0.200      -0.300         4.400
Transportation (400):
  BA..............................................................      81.282      82.657      76.343      77.261      78.289      79.169       393.719
  OT..............................................................      74.739      80.802      83.948      86.127      87.018      88.761       426.656
Community and Regional Development (450):
  BA..............................................................      15.717      15.032      13.928      14.129      14.328      14.528        71.945
  OT..............................................................      28.281      22.017      20.474      19.220      17.649      15.131        94.491
Education, Training, Employment and Social Services (500):
  BA..............................................................      92.780      92.461      96.810      98.333      98.409      98.654       484.667
  OT..............................................................      92.224      91.119      93.978      96.041      97.276      96.909       475.323

Health (550):
  BA..............................................................     267.892     286.767     307.842     325.885     347.621     370.780     1,638.895
  OT..............................................................     268.197     286.261     305.984     325.716     346.553     369.739     1,634.253
Medicare (570):
  BA..............................................................     365.152     389.586     416.731     442.369     489.100     486.828     2,224.614
  OT..............................................................     370.180     389.696     416.382     442.589     489.109     486.440     2,224.216
Income Security (600):
  BA..............................................................     360.365     379.927     391.073     401.429     417.016     402.874     1,992.319
  OT..............................................................     364.204     383.546     393.458     402.422     416.907     402.130     1,998.463
Social Security (650):
  BA..............................................................     587.817     615.047     645.955     681.432     719.417     762.029     3,423.880
  OT..............................................................     585.568     612.573     643.053     678.330     715.897     758.142     3,407.995
  On-budget:
    BA............................................................      19.089      19.644      21.518      23.701      27.009      29.898       121.770
    OT............................................................      19.089      19.644      21.518      23.701      27.009      29.898       121.770
  Off-budget:
    BA............................................................     568.728     595.403     624.437     657.731     692.408     732.131     3,302.110
    OT............................................................     566.479     592.929     621.535     654.629     688.888     728.244     3,286.225
Veterans Benefits and Services (700):
  BA..............................................................      73.896      85.192      87.787      90.414      96.033      93.325       452.751
  OT..............................................................      72.342      82.772      87.681      89.710      95.410      92.599       448.172
Administration of Justice (750):
  BA..............................................................      45.504      46.940      46.111      47.168      48.379      49.610       238.208
  OT..............................................................      44.659      46.155      47.311      47.504      48.164      49.207       238.341
General Government (800):
  BA..............................................................      18.193      18.614      19.264      19.886      20.647      21.359        99.770
  OT..............................................................      18.574      18.998      19.328      19.765      20.370      21.193        99.654
Net Interest (900):
  BA..............................................................     236.631     254.554     264.894     277.840     283.792     282.228     1,363.308
  OT..............................................................     236.631     254.554     264.894     277.840     283.792     282.228     1,363.308
  On-budget:
    BA............................................................     344.431     369.454     389.194     413.140     431.192     442.528     2,045.508
    OT............................................................     344.431     369.454     389.194     413.140     431.192     442.528     2,045.508
  Off-budget:
    BA............................................................    -107.800    -114.900    -124.300    -135.300    -147.400    -160.300      -682.200
    OT............................................................    -107.800    -114.900    -124.300    -135.300    -147.400    -160.300      -682.200
Allowances (920):
  BA..............................................................       0.785  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ............
  OT..............................................................       0.755       0.030  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........         0.030
Undistributed Offsetting Receipts (950):
  BA..............................................................     -81.990     -83.925     -80.247     -81.486     -85.042     -88.280      -418.980
  OT..............................................................     -81.990     -83.925     -80.256     -81.486     -85.062     -88.283      -419.012
  On-budget:
    BA............................................................     -69.714     -70.979     -66.560     -66.933     -69.575     -71.857      -345.904
    OT............................................................     -69.714     -70.979     -66.569     -66.933     -69.595     -71.860      -345.936
  Off-budget:
    BA............................................................     -12.276     -12.946     -13.687     -14.553     -15.467     -16.423       -73.076
    OT............................................................     -12.276     -12.946     -13.687     -14.553     -15.467     -16.423       -73.076
Overseas Deployments and Other Activities (970):
  BA..............................................................     124.310     145.163      50.000  ..........  ..........  ..........       195.163
  OT..............................................................      31.506     114.914     109.425      42.324      13.561       4.485       284.709
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                   SUMMARY TABLE 2.--FISCAL YEAR 2008 BUDGET RESOLUTION DISCRETIONARY SPENDING
                                            [In billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Fiscal year             2007        2008        2009        2010        2011        2012      2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     Summary
Total Spending:
  BA........................   1,075.450   1,100.099   1,048.238   1,020.619   1,032.422   1,052.213   5,253.591
  OT........................   1,060.962   1,142.066   1,161.318   1,114.746   1,101.959   1,100.024   5,620.113

                                                   By Function
National Defense (050):
  BA........................     522.419     503.844     531.603     542.020     548.044     556.913   2,682.424
  OT........................     531.119     511.144     521.194     533.240     544.711     545.276   2,655.565
International Affairs (150):
  BA........................      32.750      35.257      35.610      35.966      36.325      36.688     179.846
  OT........................      36.676      35.085      34.988      35.335      35.615      36.192     177.215
General Science, Space, and
 Technology (250):
  BA........................      24.963      27.491      28.521      29.724      30.983      32.318     149.037
  OT........................      24.402      26.340      28.281      29.358      29.962      31.251     145.192
Energy (270):
  BA........................       4.191       4.647       4.480       4.574       4.674       4.772      23.147
  OT........................       3.881       4.295       4.560       4.616       4.709       4.804      22.984
Natural Resources and
 Environment (300):
  BA........................      30.361      31.369      32.183      33.036      33.923      34.814     165.325
  OT........................      31.961      34.086      34.331      34.409      34.944      35.273     173.043
Agriculture (350):
  BA........................       5.767       5.825       5.972       6.126       6.289       6.451      30.663
  OT........................       5.810       5.849       5.941       6.054       6.210       6.371      30.425
Commerce and Housing Credit
 (370):
  BA........................       2.690       4.399       5.319       9.102       4.045       4.020      26.885
  OT........................       2.928       4.432       4.890       7.131       5.690       4.473      26.616
  On-budget:
    BA......................       2.690       4.399       5.319       9.102       4.045       4.020      26.885
    OT......................       2.928       4.432       4.890       7.131       5.690       4.473      26.616
  Off-budget:
    BA......................  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........
    OT......................  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........
Transportation (400):
  BA........................      26.117      25.398      27.513      28.295      29.148      29.977     140.331
  OT........................      73.028      78.493      81.704      83.890      84.738      86.453     415.278
Community and Regional
 Development (450):
  BA........................      12.954      13.718      13.912      14.117      14.321      14.527      70.595
  OT........................      25.724      20.958      20.720      19.454      17.864      15.328      94.324
Education, Training,
 Employment and Social
 Services (500):
  BA........................      80.299      82.341      85.910      86.756      87.625      88.483     431.115
  OT........................      80.354      82.367      84.507      85.919      87.007      87.933     427.733
Health (550):
  BA........................      52.098      54.246      57.525      56.507      57.686      58.861     284.825
  OT........................      52.733      54.095      55.495      56.077      56.591      57.728     279.986
Medicare (570):
  BA........................       4.788       5.009       5.220       5.445       5.690       5.972      27.336
  OT........................       4.865       5.043       5.183       5.408       5.652       5.928      27.214
Income Security (600):
  BA........................      49.491      52.054      52.388      53.718      55.010      56.266     269.436
  OT........................      55.654      57.329      57.176      56.905      57.095      57.639     286.144
Social Security (650):
  BA........................       4.692       4.850       4.996       5.147       5.306       5.467      25.766
  OT........................       4.727       4.859       4.970       5.121       5.278       5.439      25.667
  On-budget:
    BA......................  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........
    OT......................  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........
  Off-budget:
    BA......................       4.692       4.850       4.996       5.147       5.306       5.467      25.766
    OT......................       4.727       4.859       4.970       5.121       5.278       5.439      25.667
Veterans Benefits and
 Services (700):
  BA........................      36.457      43.055      44.300      45.597      46.957      48.339     228.248
  OT........................      35.027      40.709      44.309      45.012      46.331      47.751     224.112
Administration of Justice
 (750):
  BA........................      44.251      44.662      45.443      46.608      47.941      49.302     233.956
  OT........................      43.355      45.042      46.188      46.677      47.801      48.975     234.683
General Government (800):
  BA........................      16.067      16.771      17.343      17.881      18.455      19.043      89.493
  OT........................      16.457      16.996      17.456      17.816      18.200      18.725      89.193
Allowances (920):
  BA........................       0.785  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........
  OT........................       0.755       0.030  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........       0.030
Overseas Deployments and
 Other Activities (970):
  BA........................     124.310     145.163      50.000  ..........  ..........  ..........     195.163
  OT........................      31.506     114.914     109.425      42.324      13.561       4.485     284.709
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                     SUMMARY TABLE 3.--FISCAL YEAR 2008 BUDGET RESOLUTION MANDATORY SPENDING
                                            [In billions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Fiscal year             2007        2008        2009        2010        2011        2012      2008-2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     Summary
Total Spending:
  BA........................   1,758.516   1,864.549   1,956.613   2,058.211   2,181.855   2,219.083  10,280.311
  OT........................   1,690.206   1,790.705   1,889.635   1,991.748   2,115.220   2,152.006   9,939.314
  On-Budget:
    BA......................   1,309.856   1,400.042   1,473.059   1,554.480   1,657.820   1,669.442   7,754.843
    OT......................   1,243.830   1,328.681   1,408.957   1,491.093   1,594.677   1,606.224   7,429.632
  Off-Budget:
    BA......................     448.660     464.507     483.554     503.731     524.035     549.641   2,525.468
    OT......................     446.376     462.024     480.678     500.655     520.543     545.782   2,509.682

                                                   By Function
National Defense (050):
  BA........................       3.378       3.111       3.102       3.151       2.900       2.886      15.150
  OT........................       3.151       3.257       3.190       3.193       2.913       2.893      15.446
International Affairs (150):
  BA........................      -3.955      -0.582      -0.182      -0.343      -0.242      -0.158      -1.507
  OT........................      -5.368      -1.989      -2.431      -2.648      -2.609      -2.579     -12.256
General Science, Space, and
 Technology (250):
  BA........................       0.116       0.120       0.120       0.120       0.120       0.120       0.600
  OT........................       0.114       0.132       0.130       0.127       0.127       0.116       0.632
Energy (270):
  BA........................      -1.248      -1.407      -1.429      -1.438      -1.446      -1.465      -7.185
  OT........................      -2.512      -3.203      -3.106      -2.975      -3.012      -2.807     -15.103
Natural Resources and
 Environment (300):
  BA........................       0.971       1.444       1.346       1.447       1.229       1.380       6.846
  OT........................       0.958       0.778       1.001       1.165       1.008       1.270       5.222
Agriculture (350):
  BA........................      15.704      14.556      14.961      15.012      14.867      14.951      74.347
  OT........................      13.928      13.700      14.118      14.058      14.226      14.492      70.594
Commerce and Housing Credit
 (370):
  BA........................       7.525       6.559       6.754       5.673       4.577       4.502      28.065
  OT........................      -1.750      -0.647      -1.794      -2.671      -3.959      -3.676     -12.747
  On-budget:
    BA......................       2.825       4.759       4.654       4.673       4.777       4.802      23.665
    OT......................      -6.450      -2.447      -3.894      -3.671      -3.759      -3.376     -17.147
  Off-budget:
    BA......................       4.700       1.800       2.100       1.000      -0.200      -0.300       4.400
    OT......................       4.700       1.800       2.100       1.000      -0.200      -0.300       4.400
Transportation (400):
  BA........................      55.165      57.259      48.830      48.966      49.141      49.192     253.388
  OT........................       1.711       2.309       2.244       2.237       2.280       2.308      11.378
Community and Regional
 Development (450):
  BA........................       2.763       1.314       0.016       0.012       0.007       0.001       1.350
  OT........................       2.557       1.059      -0.246      -0.234      -0.215      -0.197       0.167
Education, Training,
 Employment and Social
 Services (500):
  BA........................      12.481      10.120      10.900      11.577      10.784      10.171      53.552
  OT........................      11.870       8.752       9.471      10.122      10.269       8.976      47.590
Health (550):
  BA........................     215.794     232.521     250.317     269.378     289.935     311.919   1,354.070
  OT........................     215.464     232.166     250.489     269.639     289.962     312.011   1,354.267
Medicare (570):
  BA........................     360.364     384.577     411.511     436.924     483.410     480.856   2,197.278
  OT........................     365.315     384.653     411.199     437.181     483.457     480.512   2,197.002
Income Security (600):
  BA........................     310.874     327.873     338.685     347.711     362.006     346.608   1,722.883
  OT........................     308.550     326.217     336.282     345.517     359.812     344.491   1,712.319
Social Security (650):
  BA........................     583.125     610.197     640.959     676.285     714.111     756.562   3,398.114
  OT........................     580.841     607.714     638.083     673.209     710.619     752.703   3,382.328
  On-budget:
    BA......................      19.089      19.644      21.518      23.701      27.009      29.898     121.770
    OT......................      19.089      19.644      21.518      23.701      27.009      29.898     121.770
  Off-budget:
    BA......................     564.036     590.553     619.441     652.584     687.102     726.664   3,276.344
    OT......................     561.752     588.070     616.565     649.508     683.610     722.805   3,260.558
Veterans Benefits and
 Services (700):
  BA........................      37.439      42.137      43.487      44.817      49.076      44.986     224.503
  OT........................      37.315      42.063      43.372      44.698      49.079      44.848     224.060
Administration of Justice
 (750):
  BA........................       1.253       2.278       0.668       0.560       0.438       0.308       4.252
  OT........................       1.304       1.113       1.123       0.827       0.363       0.232       3.658
General Government (800):
  BA........................       2.126       1.843       1.921       2.005       2.192       2.316      10.277
  OT........................       2.117       2.002       1.872       1.949       2.170       2.468      10.461
Net Interest (900):
  BA........................     236.631     254.554     264.894     277.840     283.792     282.228   1,363.308
  OT........................     236.631     254.554     264.894     277.840     283.792     282.228   1,363.308
  On-budget:
    BA......................     344.431     369.454     389.194     413.140     431.192     442.528   2,045.508
    OT......................     344.431     369.454     389.194     413.140     431.192     442.528   2,045.508
  Off-budget:
    BA......................    -107.800    -114.900    -124.300    -135.300    -147.400    -160.300    -682.200
    OT......................    -107.800    -114.900    -124.300    -135.300    -147.400    -160.300    -682.200
Allowances (920):
  BA........................  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........
  OT........................  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........
Undistributed Offsetting
 Receipts (950):
  BA........................     -81.990     -83.925     -80.247     -81.486     -85.042     -88.280    -418.980
  OT........................     -81.990     -83.925     -80.256     -81.486     -85.062     -88.283    -419.012
  On-budget:
    BA......................     -69.714     -70.979     -66.560     -66.933     -69.575     -71.857    -345.904
    OT......................     -69.714     -70.979     -66.569     -66.933     -69.595     -71.860    -345.936
  Off-budget:
    BA......................     -12.276     -12.946     -13.687     -14.553     -15.467     -16.423     -73.076
    OT......................     -12.276     -12.946     -13.687     -14.553     -15.467     -16.423     -73.076
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                                 SUMMARY TABLE 4.--TAX EXPENDITURE ESTIMATES BY BUDGET FUNCTION, FISCAL YEARS 2006-2010
                                                                  [Billions of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                     Corporations                                 Individuals
                      Function                      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Total
                                                       2006     2007     2008     2009     2010     2006     2007     2008     2009     2010    2006-10
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Defense
  Exclusion of benefits and allowances to Armed      .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      2.8      2.8      2.9      3.0      3.0       14.5
   Forces personnel................................
  Exclusion of military disability benefits........  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1        0.4
  Deduction for overnight-travel expenses of         .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1        0.3
   National Guard and Reserve Members..............
International Affairs
  Exclusion of income earned abroad by U.S.          .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      3.8      4.0      4.2      4.4      4.6       21.0
   citizens........................................
  Exclusion of certain allowances for Federal        .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.6      0.6      0.7      0.7      0.8        3.4
   employees abroad................................
  Exclusion of extraterritorial income.............      3.9      1.9      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        6.2
  Deferral of active income of controlled foreign        3.4      5.8      6.4      7.0      7.5  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......       30.1
   corporations....................................
  Inventory property sales source rule exception...      6.2      6.4      6.6      6.8      7.0  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......       33.0
  Deferral of certain active financing income......      1.1      1.7  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        2.8
General Science, Space, and Technology
  Expensing of research and experimental                 2.0      3.7      5.5      6.0      5.8    (\1\)      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1       29.4
   expenditures....................................
Energy
  Expensing of exploration and development costs:
    Oil and gas....................................      1.1      1.6      1.2      0.8      0.6    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        5.4
    Other fuels....................................    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.2
  Excess of percentage over cost depletion:
    Oil and gas....................................      1.0      1.0      0.9      0.9      0.9    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        4.7
    Other fuels....................................      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.6
  Tax credit and deduction for small refiners with     (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.1
   capital costs associated with EPA sulfur
   regulation compliance...........................
  Tax credit for production of non-conventional          2.7      3.2      1.2    (\1\)    (\1\)      1.0      1.0      0.2    (\1\)    (\1\)        8.8
   fuels...........................................
  Tax credits for alcohol fuels\2\.................    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.2
  Tax credits for biodiesel fuels \3\..............    (\1\)      0.1      0.1    (\1\)  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.2
  Exclusion of interest on State and local             (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1        0.5
   government qualified private activity bonds for
   energy production facilities....................
  Exclusion of energy conservation subsidies         .......  .......  .......  .......  .......    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
   provided by public utilities....................
  Energy credit (Section 48).......................    (\1\)      0.1    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.2
  Tax credit for electricity production from             2.0      3.7      5.5      6.0      5.8      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1       29.4
   renewable resources.............................
  Deferral of gain from the disposition of electric      0.6      0.5    (\4\)     -0.3     -0.3  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.4
   transmission property to implement Federal
   Energy Regulatory Commission restructuring
   policy..........................................
  Tax credit for holders of clean renewable energy     (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.2
   bonds...........................................
  Tax credits for investments in clean coal power      (\1\)      0.1      0.1      0.2      0.2  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.5
   generation facilities...........................
  Expensing of the cost of property used in the        (\1\)    (\1\)      0.1      0.2      0.3  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.7
   refining of liquid fuels........................
  Amortization of geological and geophysical costs     (\4\)      0.1      0.2      0.2      0.1    (\4\)    (\1\)      0.1      0.1    (\1\)        0.8
   associated with oil and gas exploration.........
  Deduction for expenditures on energy-efficient       (\1\)      0.1    (\1\)    (\4\)    (\4\)    (\1\)      0.1    (\1\)    (\4\)    (\4\)        0.3
   commercial building property....................
  Tax credit for the purchase of qualified energy    .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.1      0.3      0.2  .......  .......        0.6
   efficiency improvements to existing homes.......
  Tax credit for the production of energy-efficient      0.1      0.1  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.2
   appliances......................................
  Tax credits for alternative technology vehicles..      0.1      0.1    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)      0.2      0.2      0.1      0.1    (\1\)        0.8
  Tax credit for clean-fuel vehicle refueling          (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
   property........................................
  Five-year carryback period for certain net             0.1    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\4\)    (\4\)  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.1
   operating losses of electric utility companies..
Natural Resources and Environment
  Expensing of exploration and development costs,        0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.4
   nonfuel minerals................................
  Excess of percentage over cost depletion, nonfuel      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1        1.0
   minerals........................................
  Expensing of timber-growing costs................      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        1.1
  Exclusion of interest on State and local               0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.4      0.4      0.5      0.5      0.5        3.3
   government qualified private activity bonds for
   sewage, water, and hazardous waste facilities...
  Special rules for mining reclamation reserves....    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.2
  Special tax rate for nuclear decommissioning           0.5      0.6      0.7      0.8      0.8  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        3.4
   reserve funds...................................
  Exclusion of contributions in aid of construction    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.2
   for water and sewer utilities...................
  Amortization of certified pollution control          (\1\)    (\1\)      0.1      0.1      0.1  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.3
   facilities......................................
  Amortization and expensing of reforestation          (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1        0.6
   expenditures....................................
Agriculture
  Expensing of soil and water conservation             (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.2
   expenditures....................................
  Expensing of fertilizer and soil conditioner         (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)      0.2      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1        0.7
   costs...........................................
  Expensing of the costs of raising dairy and          (\1\)    (\1\)    (\4\)    (\4\)    (\1\)      0.1    (\1\)    (\4\)    (\4\)    (\1\)        0.2
   breeding cattle.................................
  Exclusion of cost-sharing payments...............    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
  Exclusion of cancellation of indebtedness income   .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1        0.4
   of farmers......................................
  Income averaging for farmers and fishermen.......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
  Five-year carryback period for net operating         (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
   losses attributable to farming..................
Commerce and Housing
  Financial institutions:
    Exemption of credit union income...............      1.7      1.8      1.9      2.0      2.1  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        9.3
  Insurance companies:
    Exclusion of investment income on life               2.5      2.5      2.6      2.7      2.7     25.5     26.1     26.8     27.5     28.2      147.1
     insurance and annuity contracts...............
    Small life insurance company taxable income          0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.3
     adjustment....................................
    Special treatment of life insurance company          1.9      2.0      2.0      2.1      2.2  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......       10.2
     reserves......................................
    Deduction of unpaid property loss reserves for       3.4      3.4      3.5      3.6      3.6  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......       17.5
     property and casualty insurance companies.....
    Special deduction for Blue Cross and Blue            0.9      1.0      1.0      1.0      1.0  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        5.0
     Shield companies..............................
  Housing:
    Deduction for mortgage interest on owner-        .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     69.4     75.6     80.7     85.9     91.1      402.7
     occupied residences...........................
    Deduction for property taxes on owner-occupied   .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     19.9     13.8     13.5     13.4     13.2       73.8
     residences....................................
    Exclusion of capital gains on sales of           .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     24.1     25.2     25.7     26.3     27.1      128.4
     principal residences..........................
    Exclusion of interest on State and local             0.3      0.4      0.4      0.4      0.4      0.9      1.0      1.0      1.1      1.1        7.0
     government qualified private activity bonds
     for owner-occupied housing....................
    Exclusion of interest on State and local             0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.5      0.5      0.5      0.6      0.6        3.7
     government qualified private activity bonds
     for rental housing............................
    Depreciation of rental housing in excess of          0.4      0.5      0.6      0.7      0.8      4.0      4.6      5.3      6.1      7.0       29.9
     alternative depreciation system...............
    Tax credit for low-income housing..............      3.4      3.6      3.8      4.1      4.4      1.4      1.5      1.6      1.7      1.9       27.4
    Tax credit for rehabilitation of historic            0.3      0.3      0.3      0.3      0.3      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1        2.2
     structures....................................
    Tax credit for rehabilitation of structures,       (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1        0.5
     other than historic structures................
    Additional exemption for housing provided to     .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.1    (\1\)  .......  .......  .......        0.1
     individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina....
    Tax credit for Gulf Opportunity Zone employers       0.1    (\1\)  .......  .......  .......      0.1    (\1\)  .......  .......  .......        0.2
     providing in-kind lodging for employees and
     income exclusion for the employees............
  Other business and commerce:
    Reduced rates of tax on dividends and long-term  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     92.2     94.5    101.7     99.6     50.2      438.1
     capital gains.................................
    Exclusion of capital gains at death............  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     50.9     51.9     53.2     69.7     64.5      290.2
    Carryover basis of capital gains on gifts......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      5.4      5.5      5.7      7.6     56.1       80.3
    Deferral of gain on non-dealer installment           0.6      0.7      0.7      0.7      0.8      0.5      0.5      0.5      0.6      0.6        6.2
     sales.........................................
    Deferral of gain on like-kind exchanges........      2.0      2.1      2.2      2.4      2.5      0.8      0.8      0.9      0.8      1.0       15.5
    Depreciation of buildings other than rental          0.4      0.6      0.8      1.1      1.4      0.4      0.5      0.7      1.0      1.3        8.3
     housing in excess of alternative depreciation
     system........................................
    Depreciation of equipment in excess of the           5.7     11.0     17.7     23.4     27.7     -2.2      0.1      2.2      4.3      6.1       96.0
     alternative depreciation system...............
    Expensing under section 179 of depreciable           0.6      0.6     -0.1     -0.4     -0.2      2.8      2.6      0.1     -0.8     -0.4        4.8
     business property.............................
    Amortization of business startup costs.........    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)      0.7      0.7      0.8      0.8      0.9        3.9
    Reduced rates on first $10,000,000 of corporate      4.3      4.3      4.3      4.3      4.3  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......       21.6
     taxable income................................
    Permanent exemption from imputed interest rules    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)      0.4      0.4      0.4      0.4      0.5        2.1
    Expensing of magazine circulation expenditures.    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
    Special rules for magazine, paperback book, and    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.2
     record returns................................
    Completed contract rules.......................      0.3      0.3      0.4      0.4      0.5    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        1.9
    Cash accounting, other than agriculture........    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)      0.8      0.8      0.8      0.9      0.9        4.2
    Exclusion of interest on State and local             0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.3      0.3      0.3      0.4      0.4        2.3
     government small-issue qualified private
     activity bonds................................
    Exception from net operating loss limitations        0.6      0.6      0.6      0.6      0.6  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        3.0
     for corporations in bankruptcy proceedings....
    Tax credit for employer-paid FICA taxes on tips      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.3      0.3      0.4      0.4      0.4      0.5        3.1
    Deduction of certain film and television             0.1      0.1      0.1    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.3
     production costs..............................
    Production activity deduction..................      2.7      3.9      5.5      5.9      7.4      0.9      1.3      1.8      2.0      2.6       34.0
    Tax credit for the cost of carrying tax-paid       (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.1
     distilled spirits in wholesale inventories....
    Partial expensing of Gulf Opportunity Zone         (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\4\)    (\4\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\4\)    (\4\)        0.1
     clean-up costs................................
    Additional first-year depreciation for Gulf          0.9      0.9      0.4     -0.1     -0.2      0.4      0.4      0.2    (\4\)     -0.1        2.9
     Opportunity Zone property.....................
    Ten-year carryback period for casualty losses        0.2    (\1\)    (\4\)    (\4\)    (\4\)  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.2
     of public utility property attributable to
     Hurricane Katrina.............................
    Five-year carryback period for casualty losses       0.1    (\1\)    (\4\)    (\4\)    (\4\)  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.1
     of public utility property attributable to
     Hurricane Katrina.............................
    Five-year carryback period for losses                1.0      0.3     -0.1     -0.2     -0.2  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.9
     attributable to various expenses related to
     Hurricane Katrina.............................
    Tax credit for employee retention for employees    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)  .......        0.2
     affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and
     Wilma.........................................
Transportation
  Exclusion of interest on State and local             (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
   government qualified private activity bonds for
   highway projects and rail-truck transfer
   facilities......................................
  Provide a 50 percent tax credit for certain            0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1    (\1\)  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.4
   expenditures for maintaining railroad tracks....
  Deferral of tax on capital construction funds of       0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.4
   shipping companies..............................
  Exclusion of employer-paid transportation          .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      4.2      4.3      4.4      4.5      4.7       22.1
   benefits........................................
Community and Regional Development
  New York City Liberty Zone tax incentives........      0.4      0.2      0.1    (\4\)     -0.1     -0.1      0.2      0.1      0.2      0.1        1.0
  Empowerment zone tax incentives..................      0.3      0.4      0.4      0.4      0.2      0.4      0.4      0.4      0.5      0.3        3.7
  Renewal community tax incentives.................      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.3      0.4      0.4      0.4      0.3        2.9
  New markets tax credit...........................      0.2      0.3      0.4      0.3      0.3      0.3      0.4      0.5      0.5      0.4        3.7
  Exclusion of interest on State and local             (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
   qualified private activity bonds for green
   buildings and sustainable design projects.......
  Exclusion of interest on State and local               0.3      0.3      0.3      0.3      0.4      0.7      0.8      0.8      0.9      0.9        5.8
   government qualified private activity bonds for
   private airports, docks, and mass-commuting
   facilities......................................
Education, Training, Employment, and Social
 Services
  Education and training:
    Tax credits for tuition for post-secondary       .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      4.9      5.2      5.1      5.0      5.0       25.2
     education.....................................
    Deduction for interest on student loans........  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.8      0.9      0.9      0.9      1.0        4.5
    Exclusion of earnings of Coverdell education     .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.2      0.2        0.7
     savings accounts..............................
    Exclusion of interest on educational savings     .......  .......  .......  .......  .......    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
     bonds.........................................
    Exclusion of tax on earnings of qualified        .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.7      0.8      0.9      1.0      1.0        4.3
     tuition programs..............................
    Exclusion of scholarship and fellowship income.  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      1.5      1.6      1.7      1.8      1.9        8.5
    Exclusion of income attributable to the          .......  .......  .......  .......  .......    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
     discharge of certain student loan debt and
     NHSC Educational Loan repayments..............
    Exclusion of employer-provided education         .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.8      0.9      0.9      0.9      0.9        4.4
     assistance benefits...........................
    Exclusion of employer-provided tuition           .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2        1.0
     reduction benefits............................
    Parental personal exemption for students age 19  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.5      0.2      0.2      0.1    (\1\)        1.0
     to 23.........................................
    Exclusion of interest on State and local             0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.3      0.3      0.3      0.4      0.4        2.3
     government qualified private activity bonds
     for student loans.............................
    Exclusion of interest on State and local             0.4      0.5      0.5      0.5      0.5      1.1      1.2      1.2      1.3      1.3        8.4
     government qualified private activity bonds
     for private nonprofit and qualified public
     educational facilities........................
    Tax credit for holders of qualified zone             0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.5
     academy bonds.................................
    Deduction for charitable contributions to            0.7      0.7      0.7      0.8      0.8      5.3      5.9      6.3      6.8      7.1       35.1
     educational institutions......................
  Employment:
    Exclusion of employee meals and lodging (other   .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.9      0.9      0.9      1.0      1.0        4.9
     than military)................................
    Exclusion of benefits provided under cafeteria   .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     27.9     30.6     33.4     36.6     40.0      168.5
     plans\5\......................................
    Exclusion of housing allowances for ministers..  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.5      0.5      0.5      0.6      0.6        2.7
    Exclusion of miscellaneous fringe benefits.....  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      6.6      6.8      7.0      7.2      7.7       35.2
    Exclusion of employee awards...................  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2        0.9
    Exclusion of income earned by voluntary          .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      3.3      3.4      3.5      3.7      3.8       17.6
     employees' beneficiary associations...........
    Special tax provisions for employee stock            0.8      0.9      0.9      1.0      1.1      0.3      0.3      0.3      0.3      0.3        6.2
     ownership plans (ESOPs).......................
    Work opportunity tax credit....................      0.2      0.1      0.1    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.8
    Welfare-to-work tax credit.....................    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)  .......        0.2
    Deferral of taxation on spread on acquisition    .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.4      0.4      0.4      0.2      0.1        1.5
     of stock under incentive stock option plans
     and employee stock purchase plans\6\..........
  Social services:
    Tax credit for children under age 17 \7\.......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     46.0     45.9     46.1     46.0     46.0      230.0
    Tax credit for child and dependent care and      .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      3.1      2.7      2.7      2.6      2.5       13.5
     exclusion of employer-provided child care\8\..
    Tax credit for employer-provided dependent care    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.2
    Exclusion of certain foster care payments......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.6      0.6      0.7      0.7      0.8        3.4
    Adoption credit and employee adoption benefits   .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.4      0.5      0.5      0.5      0.5        2.4
     exclusion.....................................
    Deduction for charitable contributions, other        1.7      1.7      1.7      1.8      1.8     29.1     31.9     34.2     36.8     38.4      179.1
     than for education and health.................
    Tax credit for disabled access expenditures....    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1        0.4
Health
  Exclusion of employer contributions for health     .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     90.6     99.7    107.0    114.5    122.2      534.0
   care, health insurance premiums, and long-term
   care insurance premiums\9\......................
  Exclusion of medical care and TRICARE medical      .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      1.9      2.0      2.1      2.3      2.5       10.9
   insurance for military dependents, retirees, and
   retiree dependents..............................
  Deduction for health insurance premiums and long-  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      3.8      4.2      4.5      4.9      5.2       22.6
   term care insurance premiums by the self-
   employed........................................
  Deduction for medical expenses and long-term care  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      7.3      8.2      9.5     10.7     12.1       47.8
   expenses........................................
  Exclusion of workers' compensation benefits        .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      6.5      6.9      7.4      8.0      8.5       37.3
   (medical benefits)..............................
  Health savings accounts..........................  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.1      0.3      0.6      0.9      1.2        3.2
  Exclusion of interest on State and local               0.6      0.7      0.7      0.8      0.8      1.7      1.8      1.9      2.0      2.1       13.1
   government qualified private activity bonds for
   private nonprofit hospital facilities...........
  Deduction for charitable contributions to health       0.8      0.8      0.9      0.9      0.9      3.7      4.0      4.3      4.7      4.8       25.8
   organizations...................................
  Tax credit for orphan drug research..............      0.2      0.3      0.3      0.3      0.3  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        1.4
  Tax credit for purchase of health insurance by     .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.2      0.3        1.2
   certain displaced persons.......................
Medicare
  Exclusion of untaxed Medicare benefits:
    Hospital insurance (Part A)....................  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     18.5     20.7     22.5     24.5     26.7      112.9
    Supplementary medical insurance (Part B).......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     12.5     14.2     15.4     16.7     18.1       76.9
    Prescription drug insurance (Part D)...........  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      3.4      6.2      7.5      8.3      9.5       34.9
  Exclusion of certain subsidies to employers who        0.7      1.2      1.4      1.5      1.6  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        6.3
   maintain prescription drug plans for Medicare
   enrollees.......................................
Income Security
  Exclusion of workers' compensation benefits        .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      2.5      2.6      2.7      2.7      2.8       13.2
   (disability and survivors payments).............
  Exclusion of damages on account of personal        .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      1.4      1.5      1.5      1.5      1.5        7.4
   physical injuries or physical sickness..........
  Exclusion of special benefits for disabled coal    .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.1      0.1    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.2
   miners..........................................
  Exclusion of cash public assistance benefits.....  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      3.4      3.6      3.7      3.9      4.0       18.6
  Net exclusion of pension contributions and
   earnings:
    Employer plans.................................  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......    104.1    110.2    115.2    120.8    126.7      577.1
    Individual retirement plans....................  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     11.2     14.0     15.5     16.9     18.4       76.0
    Plans covering partners and sole proprietors     .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      9.4     10.3     10.8     11.3     11.6       53.4
     (sometimes referred to as Keogh plans)........
  Tax credit for certain individuals for elective    .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.9      0.6    (\1\)  .......  .......        1.5
   deferrals and IRA contributions.................
  Tax credit for new retirement plan expenses of       (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
   small businesses................................
  Exclusion of other employee benefits:
    Premiums on group term life insurance..........  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      2.5      2.6      2.6      2.7      2.7       13.1
    Premiums on accident and disability insurance..  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      2.6      2.8      2.9      3.0      3.1       14.4
  Additional standard deduction for the blind and    .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      1.6      1.6      1.7      1.7      1.8        8.4
   the elderly.....................................
  Tax credit for the elderly and disabled..........  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.1
  Deduction for casualty and theft losses..........  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.7      0.8      0.3      0.3      0.3        2.4
  Earned income credit (EIC).......................  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     42.1     42.8     43.5     44.5     45.4      218.3
  Exclusion of cancellation of indebtedness income   .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.2      0.1  .......  .......  .......        0.3
   of Hurricane Katrina victims....................
Social Security and Railroad Retirement
  Exclusion of untaxed social security and railroad  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     23.1     24.1     24.8     25.9     27.2      125.1
   retirement benefits.............................
Veterans' Benefits and Services
  Exclusion of veterans' disability compensation...  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      3.6      3.8      3.9      4.0      4.0       19.2
  Exclusion of veterans' pensions..................  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1      0.1        0.6
  Exclusion of veterans' readjustment benefits.....  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      0.2      0.3      0.3      0.3      0.3        1.3
  Exclusion of interest on State and local             (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)    (\1\)        0.3
   government qualified private activity bonds for
   veterans' housing...............................
General Purpose Fiscal Assistance
  Exclusion of interest on public purpose State and      7.3      7.8      8.2      8.6      9.0     18.7     20.1     21.1     22.1     23.1      146.0
   local government bonds..........................
  Deduction of nonbusiness State and local           .......  .......  .......  .......  .......     36.8     27.3     27.3     28.1     28.9      148.5
   government income, sales taxes and personal
   property taxes\10\..............................
  Tax credit for Puerto Rico and possession income,      0.3  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......        0.3
   and Puerto Rico economic activity...............
Interest
  Deferral of interest on savings bonds............  .......  .......  .......  .......  .......      1.1      1.1      1.2      1.2      1.2        5.8
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\1\ Positive tax expenditure of less than $50 million.
\2\ In addition, the credit from excise tax for alcohol fuels results in a reduction in excise tax receipts, net of income tax effect, of $11.1 billion
  over the fiscal years 2006 through 2010.
\3\ In addition, the credit from excise tax for biodiesel results in a reduction in excise tax receipts, net of income tax effect, of less than $50
  million in each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2010.
\4\ Negative tax expenditure of less than $50 million.
\5\ Estimate includes amounts of employer-provided health insurance purchased through cafeteria plans and employer-provided child care purchased through
  dependent care flexible spending accounts. These amounts are also included in other line items in this table.
\6\ Tax expenditure estimate does not include offsetting denial of corporate deduction for qualified stock option compensation.
\7\ Tax expenditure estimate includes refundable amounts, amounts used to offset income taxes, and amounts used to offset other taxes. The amount of
  refundable child tax credit and earned income tax credit used to offset taxes other than income tax or paid out as refunds is: $50.1 billion in 2006,
  $51.5 billion in 2007, $51.4 billion in 2008, and $52.2 billion in 2009 and $53.2 in 2010.
\8\ Estimate includes employer-provided child care purchased through dependent care flexible spending accounts.
\9\ Estimate includes employer-provided health insurance purchased through cafeteria plans.
\10\ Deduction for state and local sales taxes expires after December 31, 2005.

Note.--Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Source: Joint Committee on Taxation, Estimates of Federal Tax Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2006-2010, April 25, 2006.


                                   SUMMARY TABLE 5.--FISCAL YEAR 2008 BUDGET RESOLUTION COMPARED TO PRESIDENT'S BUDGET
                                                                [In billions of dollars]
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                            Fiscal year                                2007        2008        2009        2010        2011        2012       2008-2012
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                                                                         Summary
Total Spending:
  BA..............................................................   2,833.966   2,964.648   3,004.851   3,078.830   3,214.277   3,271.296    15,533.902
  OT..............................................................   2,751.168   2,932.771   3,050.953   3,106.494   3,217.179   3,252.030    15,559.427
On-Budget:
  BA..............................................................   2,380.614   2,495.291   2,516.301   2,569.952   2,684.936   2,716.188    12,982.668
  OT..............................................................   2,300.065   2,465.888   2,565.305   2,600.718   2,691.358   2,700.809    13,024.078
Revenues:
  Total...........................................................   2,542.292   2,719.794   2,809.777   2,901.310   3,167.155   3,405.024    15,003.060
  On-budget.......................................................   1,904.706   2,050.796   2,106.926   2,163.721   2,394.550   2,597.096    11,313.089
Surplus/Deficit (-):
  Total...........................................................    -208.876    -212.977    -241.176    -205.184     -50.024     152.994      -556.367
  On-budget.......................................................    -395.359    -415.092    -458.379    -436.997    -296.808    -103.713    -1,710.989

                                                           President's Budget (CBO Reestimate)
Total Spending:
  BA..............................................................   2,812.199   2,934.541   2,951.931   3,023.330   3,160.253   3,231.168    15,301.223
  OT..............................................................   2,746.851   2,905.372   3,002.314   3,045.671   3,155.613   3,205.480    15,314.450
On-Budget:
  BA..............................................................   2,358.847   2,465.213   2,463.721   2,514.577   2,630.511   2,675.336    12,749.358
  OT..............................................................   2,295.748   2,438.521   2,516.979   2,539.988   2,629.363   2,653.507    12,778.358
Revenues:
  Total...........................................................   2,532.856   2,679.132   2,787.290   2,876.971   3,006.681   3,174.269    14,524.343
  On-budget.......................................................   1,895.270   2,010.138   2,092.509   2,148.411   2,239.469   2,367.448    10,857.975
Surplus/Deficit (-):
  Total...........................................................    -213.995    -226.240    -215.024    -168.700    -148.932     -31.211      -790.107
  On-budget.......................................................    -400.478    -428.383    -424.470    -391.577    -389.894    -286.059    -1,920.383

                                                                       Difference
Total Spending:
  BA..............................................................      21.767      30.107      52.920      55.500      54.024      40.128       232.679
  OT..............................................................       4.317      27.399      48.639      60.823      61.566      46.550       244.977
On-Budget:
  BA..............................................................      21.767      30.078      52.580      55.375      54.425      40.852       233.310
  OT..............................................................       4.317      27.367      48.326      60.730      61.995      47.302       245.720
Revenues:
  Total...........................................................       9.436      40.662      22.487      24.339     160.474     230.755       478.717
  On-budget.......................................................       9.436      40.658      14.417      15.310     155.081     229.648       455.114
Surplus/Deficit (-):
  Total...........................................................       5.119      13.263     -26.152     -36.484      98.908     184.205       233.740
  On-budget.......................................................       5.119      13.291     -33.909     -45.420      93.086     182.346       209.394
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       SUMMARY TABLE 6.--FISCAL YEAR 2008 BUDGET RESOLUTION COMPARED TO 2007: TOTAL SPENDING AND REVENUES
                                            [In billions of dollars]
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              Fiscal year                  2008        2009        2010        2011        2012       2008-2012
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                                                     Summary
Total Spending:
  BA..................................     130.682     170.885     244.864     380.311     437.330     1,364.072
  OT..................................     181.603     299.785     355.326     466.011     500.862     1,803.587
  On-Budget:
    BA................................     114.677     135.687     189.338     304.322     335.574     1,079.598
    OT................................     165.823     265.240     300.653     391.293     400.744     1,523.753
  Off-Budget:
    BA................................      16.005      35.198      55.526      75.989     101.756       284.474
    OT................................      15.780      34.545      54.673      74.718     100.118       279.834
Revenues:
  Total...............................     177.502     267.485     359.018     624.863     862.732     2,291.600
  On-budget...........................     146.090     202.220     259.015     489.844     692.390     1,789.559
  Off-budget..........................      31.412      65.265     100.003     135.019     170.342       502.041
Surplus/Deficit (-):
  Total...............................      -4.101     -32.300       3.692     158.852     361.870       488.013
  On-budget...........................     -19.733     -63.020     -41.638      98.551     291.646       265.806
  Off-budget..........................      15.632      30.720      45.330      60.301      70.224       222.207

                                                   By Function
National Defense (050):
  BA..................................     -18.842       8.908      19.374      25.147      34.002        68.589
  OT..................................     -19.869      -9.886       2.163      13.354      13.899        -0.339
International Affairs (150):
  BA..................................       5.880       6.633       6.828       7.288       7.735        34.364
  OT..................................       1.788       1.249       1.379       1.698       2.305         8.419
General Science, Space, and Technology
 (250):
  BA..................................       2.532       3.562       4.765       6.024       7.359        24.242
  OT..................................       1.956       3.895       4.969       5.573       6.851        23.244
Energy (270):
  BA..................................       0.297       0.108       0.193       0.285       0.364         1.247
  OT..................................      -0.277       0.085       0.272       0.328       0.628         1.036
Natural Resources and Environment
 (300):
  BA..................................       1.481       2.197       3.151       3.820       4.862        15.511
  OT..................................       1.945       2.413       2.655       3.033       3.624        13.670
Agriculture (350):
  BA..................................      -1.090      -0.538      -0.333      -0.315      -0.069        -2.345
  OT..................................      -0.189       0.321       0.374       0.698       1.125         2.329
Commerce and Housing Credit (370):
  BA..................................       0.743       1.858       4.560      -1.593      -1.693         3.875
  OT..................................       2.607       1.918       3.282       0.553      -0.381         7.979
  On-budget:
    BA................................       3.643       4.458       8.260       3.307       3.307        22.975
    OT................................       5.507       4.518       6.982       5.453       4.619        27.079
  Off-budget:
    BA................................      -2.900      -2.600      -3.700      -4.900      -5.000       -19.100
    OT................................      -2.900      -2.600      -3.700      -4.900      -5.000       -19.100
Transportation (400):
  BA..................................       1.375      -4.939      -4.021      -2.993      -2.113       -12.691
  OT..................................       6.063       9.209      11.388      12.279      14.022        52.961
Community and Regional Development
 (450):
  BA..................................      -0.685      -1.789      -1.588      -1.389      -1.189        -6.640
  OT..................................      -6.264      -7.807      -9.061     -10.632     -13.150       -46.914
Education, Training, Employment and
 Social Services (500):
  BA..................................      -0.319       4.030       5.553       5.629       5.874        20.767
  OT..................................      -1.105       1.754       3.817       5.052       4.685        14.203
Health (550):
  BA..................................      18.875      39.950      57.993      79.729     102.888       299.435
  OT..................................      18.064      37.787      57.519      78.356     101.542       293.268

Medicare (570):
  BA..................................      24.434      51.579      77.217     123.948     121.676       398.854
  OT..................................      19.516      46.202      72.409     118.929     116.260       373.316
Income Security (600):
  BA..................................      19.562      30.708      41.064      56.651      42.509       190.494
  OT..................................      19.342      29.254      38.218      52.703      37.926       177.443
Social Security (650):
  BA..................................      27.230      58.138      93.615     131.600     174.212       484.795
  OT..................................      27.005      57.485      92.762     130.329     172.574       480.155
  On-budget:
    BA................................       0.555       2.429       4.612       7.920      10.809        26.325
    OT................................       0.555       2.429       4.612       7.920      10.809        26.325
  Off-budget:
    BA................................      26.675      55.709      89.003     123.680     163.403       458.470
    OT................................      26.450      55.056      88.150     122.409     161.765       453.830
Veterans Benefits and Services (700):
  BA..................................      11.296      13.891      16.518      22.137      19.429        83.271
  OT..................................      10.430      15.339      17.368      23.068      20.257        86.462
Administration of Justice (750):
  BA..................................       1.436       0.607       1.664       2.875       4.106        10.688
  OT..................................       1.496       2.652       2.845       3.505       4.548        15.046
General Government (800):
  BA..................................       0.421       1.071       1.693       2.454       3.166         8.805
  OT..................................       0.424       0.754       1.191       1.796       2.619         6.784
Net Interest (900):
  BA..................................      17.923      28.263      41.209      47.161      45.597       180.153
  OT..................................      17.923      28.263      41.209      47.161      45.597       180.153
  On-budget:
    BA................................      25.023      44.763      68.709      86.761      98.097       323.353
    OT................................      25.023      44.763      68.709      86.761      98.097       323.353
  Off-budget:
    BA................................      -7.100     -16.500     -27.500     -39.600     -52.500      -143.200
    OT................................      -7.100     -16.500     -27.500     -39.600     -52.500      -143.200
Allowances (920):
  BA..................................      -0.785      -0.785      -0.785      -0.785      -0.785        -3.925
  OT..................................      -0.725      -0.755      -0.755      -0.755      -0.755        -3.745
Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
 (950):
  BA..................................      -1.935       1.743       0.504      -3.052      -6.290        -9.030
  OT..................................      -1.935       1.734       0.504      -3.072      -6.293        -9.062
  On-budget:
    BA................................      -1.265       3.154       2.781       0.139      -2.143         2.666
    OT................................      -1.265       3.145       2.781       0.119      -2.146         2.634
  Off-budget:
    BA................................      -0.670      -1.411      -2.277      -3.191      -4.147       -11.696
    OT................................      -0.670      -1.411      -2.277      -3.191      -4.147       -11.696
Overseas Deployments and Other
 Activities (970):
  BA..................................      20.853     -74.310    -124.310    -124.310    -124.310      -426.387
  OT..................................      83.408      77.919      10.818     -17.945     -27.021       127.179
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 SUMMARY TABLE 7.--FISCAL YEAR 2008 BUDGET RESOLUTION COMPARED TO 2007:
                       TOTAL SPENDING AND REVENUES
                           [Percentage change]
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                Fiscal year                 2008  2009  2010  2011  2012
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                                 Summary
Total Spending:
  BA......................................  4.6   6.0   8.6   13.4  15.4
  OT......................................  6.6   10.9  12.9  16.9  18.2
On-Budget:
  BA......................................  4.8   5.7   8.0   12.8  14.1
  OT......................................  7.2   11.5  13.1  17.0  17.4
Off-Budget:
  BA......................................  3.5   7.8   12.2  16.8  22.4
  OT......................................  3.5   7.7   12.1  16.6  22.2
Revenues:
  Total...................................  7.0   10.5  14.1  24.6  33.9
  On-budget...............................  7.7   10.6  13.6  25.7  36.4
  Off-budget..............................  4.9   10.2  15.7  21.2  26.7
Surplus/Deficit (-)
  Total...................................  2.0   15.5  -1.8  -76.  -173
                                                               1    .2
  On-budget...............................  5.0   15.9  10.5  -24.  -73.
                                                               9     8
  Off-budget..............................  8.4   16.5  24.3  32.3  37.7

                               By Function
National Defense (050):
  BA......................................  -3.6  1.7   3.7   4.8   6.5
  OT......................................  -3.7  -1.9  0.4   2.5   2.6
International Affairs (150):
  BA......................................  20.4  23.0  23.7  25.3  26.9
  OT......................................  5.7   4.0   4.4   5.4   7.4
General Science, Space, and Technology
 (250):
  BA......................................  10.1  14.2  19.0  24.0  29.3
  OT......................................  8.0   15.9  20.3  22.7  27.9
Energy (270):
  BA......................................  10.1  3.7   6.6   9.7   12.4
  OT......................................  -20.  6.2   19.9  24.0  45.9
                                             2
Natural Resources and Environment (300):
  BA......................................  4.7   7.0   10.1  12.2  15.5
  OT......................................  5.9   7.3   8.1   9.2   11.0
Agriculture (350):
  BA......................................  -5.1  -2.5  -1.6  -1.5  -0.3
  OT......................................  -1.0  1.6   1.9   3.5   5.7
Commerce and Housing Credit (370):
  BA......................................  7.3   18.2  44.6  -15.  -16.
                                                               6     6
  OT......................................  221.  162.  278.  46.9  -32.
                                             3     8     6           3
  On-budget:
    BA....................................  66.1  80.8  149.  60.0  60.0
                                                         8
    OT....................................  -156  -128  -198  -154  -131
                                            .4    .3    .2    .8    .1
  Off-budget:
    BA....................................  -61.  -55.  -78.  -104  -106
                                             7     3     7    .3    .4
    OT....................................  -61.  -55.  -78.  -104  -106
                                             7     3     7    .3    .4
Transportation (400):
  BA......................................  1.7   -6.1  -4.9  -3.7  -2.6
  OT......................................  8.1   12.3  15.2  16.4  18.8
Community and Regional Development (450):
  BA......................................  -4.4  -11.  -10.  -8.8  -7.6
                                                   4     1
  OT......................................  -22.  -27.  -32.  -37.  -46.
                                             1     6     0     6     5
Education, Training, Employment and Social
 Services (500):
  BA......................................  -0.3  4.3   6.0   6.1   6.3
  OT......................................  -1.2  1.9   4.1   5.5   5.1
Health (550):
  BA......................................  7.0   14.9  21.6  29.8  38.4
  OT......................................  6.7   14.1  21.4  29.2  37.9
Medicare (570):
  BA......................................  6.7   14.1  21.1  33.9  33.3
  OT......................................  5.3   12.5  19.6  32.1  31.4
Income Security (600):
  BA......................................  5.4   8.5   11.4  15.7  11.8
  OT......................................  5.3   8.0   10.5  14.5  10.4
Social Security (650):
  BA......................................  4.6   9.9   15.9  22.4  29.6
  OT......................................  4.6   9.8   15.8  22.3  29.5
  On-budget:
    BA....................................  2.9   12.7  24.2  41.5  56.6
    OT....................................  2.9   12.7  24.2  41.5  56.6
  Off-budget:
    BA....................................  4.7   9.8   15.6  21.7  28.7
    OT....................................  4.7   9.7   15.6  21.6  28.6
Veterans Benefits and Services (700):
  BA......................................  15.3  18.8  22.4  30.0  26.3
  OT......................................  14.4  21.2  24.0  31.9  28.0
Administration of Justice (750):
  BA......................................  3.2   1.3   3.7   6.3   9.0
  OT......................................  3.3   5.9   6.4   7.8   10.2
General Government (800):
  BA......................................  2.3   5.9   9.3   13.5  17.4
  OT......................................  2.3   4.1   6.4   9.7   14.1
Net Interest (900):
  BA......................................  7.6   11.9  17.4  19.9  19.3
  OT......................................  7.6   11.9  17.4  19.9  19.3
  On-budget:
    BA....................................  7.3   13.0  19.9  25.2  28.5
    OT....................................  7.3   13.0  19.9  25.2  28.5
  Off-budget:
    BA....................................  6.6   15.3  25.5  36.7  48.7
    OT....................................  6.6   15.3  25.5  36.7  48.7
Allowances (920):
  BA......................................  -100  -100  -100  -100  -100
                                            .0    .0    .0    .0    .0
  OT......................................  -96.  -100  -100  -100  -100
                                             0    .0    .0    .0    .0
Undistributed Offsetting Receipts (950):
  BA......................................  2.4   -2.1  -0.6  3.7   7.7
  OT......................................  2.4   -2.1  -0.6  3.7   7.7
  On-budget:
    BA....................................  1.8   -4.5  -4.0  -0.2  3.1
    OT....................................  1.8   -4.5  -4.0  -0.2  3.1
  Off-budget:
    BA....................................  5.5   11.5  18.5  26.0  33.8
    OT....................................  5.5   11.5  18.5  26.0  33.8
Overseas Deployments and Other Activities
 (970):
  BA......................................  16.8  -59.  -100  -100  -100
                                                   8    .0    .0    .0
  OT......................................  264.  247.  34.3  -57.  -85.
                                             7     3           0     8
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                         Votes of the Committee

    House Rule XIII, Clause 3(b), requires that each committee 
report that accompanies any bill or resolution of a public 
nature include the total number of votes cast for and against 
on each roll call vote, on a motion to report, and any 
amendments offered to the measure or matter, along with the 
names of those voting for and against.
    Described and listed below are the roll call votes from the 
Committee on the Budget on the Concurrent Resolution on the 
Budget for Fiscal Year 2008.
    On March 21, 2007, the Committee met in open session. A 
quorum was present.
    After calling the Committee to order, Chairman Spratt 
reminded all members that at the Committee's organizational 
meeting on January 18, 2007, consistent with Clause 4 of House 
Rule XVI, he was authorized to declare a recess at any time. 
There was no objection.
    Chairman Spratt asked unanimous consent that the reading of 
the budget aggregates, function levels, and other appropriate 
matter be dispensed with; that the aggregates, function levels, 
and other matter be open to amendment at any time; that the 
reading of each amendment be by title; and that the reading of 
each amendment be dispensed with. There was no objection to 
these requests for unanimous consent.
    The Committee adopted and ordered reported the Concurrent 
Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2008. The following 
votes were taken by the Committee:
    1. An amendment was offered by Representatives Ryan, 
Tiberi, Porter, Campbell, Diaz-Balart, and McHenry to provide a 
reconciliation instruction to extend all 2001 and 2003 tax cuts 
at the cost of $392.5 billion over five years. The amendment 
does not provide for any offset to the cost.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 16 
ayes to 21 nays.

                           ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 1
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 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
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SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
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DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
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EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
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COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
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ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR            .......             HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY  .......
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER              X                CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2. An amendment was offered by Representatives Hensarling, 
McHenry, Campbell, and Porter to add a Sense of the Congress on 
entitlement reform, stating that the budget resolution should 
include reconciliation instructions to cut entitlements by at 
least $50 billion over the next five years, and that Congress 
should consider legislation this year to make Social Security, 
Medicare, and Medicaid solvent.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 17 
ayes to 21 nays.

                           ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 2
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 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR            .......             HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER              X                CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3. An amendment was offered by Representatives Tiberi, 
Porter, Campbell, Diaz-Balart, and McHenry to provide 
reconciliation instructions to extend the marginal individual 
income tax rates at their current levels at a cost of $203.3 
billion over five years.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 16 
ayes to 22 nays.

                           ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 3
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 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON  .......
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER              X                CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    4. An amendment was offered by Representatives Campbell, 
Tiberi, Porter, Diaz-Balart, and McHenry to provide 
reconciliation instructions to extend the capital gains and 
dividend income tax rates at their current levels at a cost of 
$32.4 billion over five years. The amendment does not provide 
for any offset to the cost.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 17 
ayes to 21 nays.

                           ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 4
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER              X                CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT             .......             ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    5. An amendment was offered by Representatives Porter, 
Tiberi, Campbell, Diaz-Balart, McHenry, and Smith to provide 
reconciliation instructions to extend the $1,000 child tax 
credit at a cost of $40.9 billion over five years. The 
amendment does not provide for any offset to the cost.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 16 
ayes to 21 nays.

                           ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 5
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA           .......             LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON  .......
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER              X                CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    6. An amendment was offered by Representatives Bonner, 
Tiberi, Porter, Campbell, Diaz-Balart, McHenry, and Smith to 
provide reconciliation instructions to extend marriage penalty 
relief at a cost of $13.1 billion over five years. The 
amendment does not provide for any offset to the cost.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 16 
ayes to 21 nays.

                           ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 6
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA           .......             LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON  .......
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER              X                CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    7. An amendment was offered by Representatives Diaz-Balart, 
Conaway, Tiberi, Porter, Campbell, and McHenry to provide 
reconciliation instructions to extend the repeal of the estate 
tax beyond 2010 at a cost of $102.4 billion over five years. 
The amendment does not provide for any offset to the cost.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 17 
ayes to 22 nays.

                           ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 7
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER              X                CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    8. An amendment was offered by Representatives Porter, 
Mack, Diaz-Balart, Smith, Alexander, Conaway, and McHenry to 
provide reconciliation instructions to extend the deduction for 
state and local sales taxes at a cost of $10.4 billion over 
five years. The amendment does not provide for any offset to 
the cost.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 17 
ayes to 22 nays.

                           ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 8
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER              X                CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9. An amendment was offered by Representatives McCotter and 
Garrett to add language specifying that revenues received 
through closing the tax gap should only be used to pay down the 
deficit and instructing the Ways and Means Committee not to 
report a bill requiring an individual to submit a form 1099 to 
non-employee service providers such as babysitters, lawnmowers, 
and electricians.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 16 
ayes to 22 nays.

                           ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 9
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN  .......
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER              X                CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    10. An amendment was offered by Representatives Bonner, 
Tiberi, and Barrett to establish a PAYGO point of order in 
House rules that would apply to direct spending legislation--
but not revenue measures--that would increase the ``on-budget'' 
deficit.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 15 
ayes to 20 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 10
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER            .......             GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN  .......
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON  .......     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER           .......             CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON            .......             TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    11. An amendment was offered by Representative Ryan to 
provide a reconciliation instruction for the reauthorization of 
the SCHIP program for 5 years and provide approximately $15 
billion in additional funds. The amendment limits funds to 
children and pregnant women below 200 percent of poverty. These 
funds would be offset by an across-the-board 0.3 percent 
reduction in non-Social Security, non-veterans' programs.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 16 
ayes to 20 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 11
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN  .......
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER           .......             CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON            .......             TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    12. An amendment was offered by Representatives Hensarling, 
Ryan, and Smith to establish legislative line-item veto 
authority that would allow the President to propose rescissions 
during the fiscal year and to require Congress to consider his 
proposal under specified procedures.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 16 
ayes to 22 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 12
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER      X     .......             GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN  .......
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON  .......     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER              X                CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    13. An amendment was offered by Representative Conaway to 
require that all earmarks be included in the legislative text 
of every bill, and not only in report language.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a rollcall vote of 15 
ayes to 23 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 13
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN  .......
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON  .......     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER              X                CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    An amendment was offered by Representative Ryan to express 
the Sense of Congress that a new system of refundable health 
care tax credits be established for individuals and families 
who do not have employer-based health insurance. Mr. Ryan then 
asked that the amendment be withdrawn. There was no objection 
to this request.
    14. An amendment was offered by Representatives Barrett, 
Garrett, and McHenry to strike the resolution's section 303(b) 
and establish a cap of $6.45 billion on emergency non-defense 
discretionary spending.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 15 
ayes to 21 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 14
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 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN  .......
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT           .......             SIMPSON  .......     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER           .......             CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    15. An amendment was offered by Representatives Conaway, 
Lungren, and Smith to provide a separate allocation of $8.174 
billion to the House Appropriations Committee for Base 
Realignment and Closure.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a rollcall vote of 15 
ayes to 22 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 15
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN  .......
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON  .......     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER           .......             CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON               X                TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    16. An amendment was offered by Representatives Mack, 
Hensarling, Bonner, and McHenry to provide reconciliation 
instructions to the Judiciary Committee to reduce outlays for 
fiscal year 2008 through 2012 by at least $2 billion in outlays 
for fiscal year 2008 through 2012 to address medical 
malpractice reform.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 16 
ayes to 20 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 16
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA  .......
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER           .......             CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON            .......             TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    17. An amendment was offered by Representatives Hensarling, 
Porter, and Smith to provide a separate allocation of $43.055 
billion to the House Appropriations Committee for Veterans 
programs.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 16 
ayes to 20 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 17
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON  .......  ......
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER           .......             CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON            .......             TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    18. An amendment was offered by Representatives Lungren, 
McHenry, Alexander, Hensarling, and Smith to add $2.0 billion 
to Function 750 (Administration of Justice) for additional 
border security, offset by cutting a combined $2 billion from 
Functions 150 (International Affairs) and 800 (General 
Government).
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 17 
ayes to 20 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 18
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER           .......             CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON            .......             TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    An amendment was offered by Representatives Ryan and G. 
Moore to express the Sense of the House that legislative action 
is needed to ensure that states have the necessary resources to 
collect child support and to allow them to pass through 100 
percent of collections to families, and that passing through 
child support increases compliance.
    The amendment was adopted by voice vote.
    An amendment was offered by Representative Conaway to allow 
members of Congress to designate any savings that result from 
successful amendments to appropriations bills for reduction of 
the federal deficit. Mr. Conaway then asked for unanimous 
consent that the amendment be withdrawn and that the Committee 
instead pursue a hearing on the topic at a later date.
    There was no objection to this request for unanimous 
consent.
    19. An amendment was offered by Representative Conaway to 
require any legislation that ``establishes a new program'' or 
adds a new function to an existing program to be offset by 
spending cuts. It includes an exception for defense, homeland 
security, and emergency programs.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 17 
ayes to 19 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 19
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT           .......             SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER           .......             CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON            .......             TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    20. An amendment was offered by Representatives McHenry, 
Smith, and Ryan to stipulate that tax increases cannot be 
counted as offsets against spending increases within deficit-
neutral reserve funds.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 17 
ayes to 20 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 20
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER           .......             CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON            .......             TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    21. An amendment was offered by Representatives Alexander 
and Campbell to create a point of order against any 
appropriations bill which increased funding over the 2007 level 
for a program that was found ``ineffective'' or failed as part 
of the Administration's Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART).
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 17 
ayes to 20 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 21
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON     X
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER           .......             CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON            .......             TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND     X
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    22. An amendment was offered by Representatives Hensarling 
and Barrett to institute total non-emergency discretionary 
spending caps for 2008 through 2010 at the President's 
requested levels, and to add a Sense of Congress that 
discretionary spending for those three years should grow by no 
more than 2.1 percent.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 15 
ayes to 20 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 22
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL     X
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN     X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERRY                X                MACK        X
 (AR)                                  (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOYD                 X                CONAWAY     X
 (FL)                                  (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
McGOVER           .......             CAMPBEL     X
 N (MA)                                L (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUTTON            .......             TIBERI      X
 (OH)                                  (OH)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANDREWS              X                PORTER      X
 (NJ)                                  (NV)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCOTT                X                ALEXAND
 (VA)                                  ER
                                       (LA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETHERID              X                SMITH       X
 GE                                    (NE)
 (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOOLEY               X
 (OR)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BAIRD                X
 (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 DENNIS
 (KS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BISHOP               X
 (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOORE,               X
 GWEN
 (WI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23. An amendment was offered by Representative Barrett to 
freeze non-security discretionary funding.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 13 
ayes to 21 nays, with one Member voting present.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 23
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Name &                      Answer    Name &                    Answer
 State     Aye       No     Present    State     Aye      No     Present
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRATT               X                RYAN        X
 (SC)                                  (WI)
 (Chair                                (Ranki
 man)                                  ng)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DeLAURO              X                BARRETT     X
 (CT)                                  (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EDWARDS              X                BONNER      X
 (TX)                                  (AL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COOPER               X                GARRETT     X
 (TN)                                  (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ALLEN                X                McCOTTE     X
 (ME)                                  R (MI)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SCHWART              X                DIAZ-BA     X
 Z (PA)                                LART
                                       (FL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
KAPTUR               X                HENSARL  .......
 (OH)                                  ING
                                       (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BECERRA              X                LUNGREN  .......              X
 (CA)                                  (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOGGETT              X                SIMPSON  .......
 (TX)                                  (ID)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BLUMENA              X                McHENRY     X
 UER                                   (NC)
 (OR)
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    An amendment was offered by Representative Garrett to 
insert Sense of the House language that appropriations of $10 
million per year should be provided from the Land and Water 
Conservation Fund to pay for conservation projects under the 
Highlands Conservation Act.
    The amendment was defeated by voice vote.
    An amendment was offered by Representatives Garrett and 
Edwards to add a Sense of the House provision that the U.S. 
government should pay a plot allowance to a State for the 
burial of a veteran's spouse or eligible child in a State 
veterans cemetery, consistent with the pay-as-you-go principle.
    The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
    24. An amendment was offered by Representative Porter to 
reduce Function 270 (Energy) by $495 million and use amounts 
from Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Disposal Fund for deficit 
reduction.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 12 
ayes to 23 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 24
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DeLAURO              X                BARRETT  .......
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                                       (TX)
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    An amendment was offered by Representative Etheridge to add 
policy language on college affordability to specify that the 
resolution's reconciliation instruction to the Committee on 
Education and Labor shall not be construed to reduce any 
assistance that makes college more affordable for students, 
including but not limited to assistance to student aid programs 
run by nonprofit state agencies.
    The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
    25. An amendment was offered by Representatives Hensarling 
and Barrett to repeal House Rule XXVII, to require the Budget 
Committee to prepare ``budget compliance statements'' that 
would accompany committee reports, to require cost estimates 
for conference reports and unreported bills, and to create a 
point of order for any conference report or unreported bill 
that fails to include such a cost estimate.
    The amendment was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 17 
ayes to 22 nays.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 25
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    Ms. DeLauro moved that the Committee adopt the aggregates, 
functional totals, and other matters, as amended. The motion 
was agreed to by voice vote.
    Ms. DeLauro moved that the Committee order the Concurrent 
Resolution to be reported to the House with the recommendation 
that the resolution do pass. The motion was agreed to by a roll 
call vote of 22 ayes and 17 nays. The resolution was reported 
favorably to the House.

                          ROLLCALL VOTE NO. 26
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                                       (FL)
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    Ms. DeLauro, pursuant to House Rule XXII, Clause 1, moved 
that the Chairman be authorized to offer such motions in the 
House as may be necessary to go to conference; and that the 
staff be authorized to make technical and conforming 
corrections in the resolution and committee amendments, and to 
calculate the remaining elements required on the resolution, 
prior to the filing of the resolution. The motions were agreed 
to by a voice vote.
    Chairman Spratt adjourned the Committee.
                            House Rule XXVII

    The adoption of a conference agreement by the two houses on 
a concurrent resolution on the budget would result in the 
engrossment of a House Joint Resolution changing the statutory 
limit on the public debt pursuant to House Rule XXVII, clause 
3. The rule requires a joint resolution in the following form:
    Resolved, by the Senate and the House of Representatives of 
the United States in Congress assembled, that subsection (b) of 
section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by 
striking out the dollar limitation contained in such subsection 
and inserting in lieu thereof $9,461,000,000,000.
       Other Matters To Be Included Under the Rules of the House

            Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations

    House Rule XIII, Clause 3(c)(1), requires that each 
committee report include oversight findings and recommendations 
pursuant to House Rule X, Clause 2(b)(1). The Committee on the 
Budget has no such findings at this time.

   New Budget Authority, Entitlement Authority, and Tax Expenditures

    House Rule XIII, Clause 3(c)(2), provides that committee 
reports shall include the statement required by Section 
308(a)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. As a 
concurrent resolution that sets forth a blueprint for the 
Congressional budget, the budget resolution does not provide 
new budget authority or new entitlement authority or change 
revenues. Therefore, this report does not contain such a 
statement.

                General Performance Goals and Objectives

    House Rule XIII, Clause 3(c)(4), requires that each 
committee report include a statement of general performance 
goals and objectives, including outcome-related goals and 
objectives, for which the measure authorizes funding. Because 
the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget does not authorize 
funding, the committee does not have any such goals and 
objectives to report.



                             Minority Views

                              ----------                              


                       Irresolution on the Budget

        ``It's always easier to defer, to kick the can down the road to 
        avoid making choices.''--Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent 
        Conrad, on 60 Minutes, 4 March 2007.

    The document reported by the Committee on the Budget 
reflects a staggering set of contradictions. While claiming to 
reject the largest tax increase in American history, the 
measure's revenue figures rely on that very tax hike to reach 
balance. While promising more than $115 billion in new spending 
initiatives, the document's allocations support none of them. 
Having heard extensive testimony about the need to reform 
government entitlements, the Democrats could offer no more than 
a negligible $75 million in reconciled savings--and that only 
as a gimmick to protect a forthcoming reauthorization bill from 
a Senate filibuster; and the savings are spent elsewhere 
anyway.
    If a budget is a plan for financing one's objectives, 
whatever they are--if it assigns dollars to specific goals--the 
Democrat measure is not a budget. If budgeting is intrinsic to 
governing, the Democrat proposal does neither; and it offers no 
resolution of the principal fiscal issues that face the Nation 
and the government.
    But if taken seriously, the Democrat budget insists that 
the right formula for America is bigger government, more 
spending, and ever-higher taxes. It fails completely to 
recognize a fundamental truth expressed by President Reagan in 
his first inaugural: ``We are a Nation that has a government--
not the other way around.''
    The Democrat budget proposes the largest tax increase in 
American history--$392.5 billion over 5 years--mainly to 
finance immense new spending through 2012. It also puts off 
entitlement reform for at least 5 years, despite repeated 
warnings during committee hearings that delaying reform invites 
a fiscal and economic crisis for these programs.
    The principal failures of the Democrat budget are described 
below.

                              Higher Taxes

    The Largest Tax Increase in History. Although the Democrats 
try to claim otherwise, revenue numbers in the budget clearly 
show tax increases totaling $392.5 billion over 5 years, 
compared with retaining provisions of the 2001 and 2003 tax 
laws that are currently in place. Taxes increase by $231 
billion in 2012 alone, which is even greater than the $153-
billion surplus the budget claims.



    Tax Increases Are Widespread. Tax increases would hit 
middle-income families, low-income earners, families with 
children, small businesses, and a range of others. Here is a 
sampling of the implicit tax increases:



------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Tax Increase                         5-Year Total
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Increase in Marginal Rates..........................        $182 billion
Reduction of Child Tax Credit.......................         $27 billion
Increase in Marriage Penalty........................         $13 billion
Increase in Death Tax...............................         $91 billion
Increase in Capital Gains and Dividends Tax Rates...       $32.5 billion
Other Tax Increases.................................         $47 billion
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The budget contains language, in its novel ``Policy'' title 
(Title IV) claiming its intent to protect current tax rates, 
and not to raise taxes. But the language is not supported by 
the budget figures, which embrace the automatic tax increases. 
Further, as noted, the Democrat budget cannot reach balance 
without them.

    Sets the Stage for at Least $115 Billion in Further Tax 
Hikes. Ten of the budget's 12 ``reserve funds'' call for more 
than $115 billion in higher spending if offset with 
commensurate savings or--as is far more likely--higher taxes.



    Ignoring Economic Consequences. These massive tax increases 
would likely reverse the economic gains that have developed 
since adoption of the 2001 and 2003 tax laws, which include: 
7.6 million new jobs--an average of 168,500 per month; growth 
in real gross domestic product [GDP] of 3.5 percent per year 
over the past 15 quarters; increased business investment for 
the past 15 quarters; and a Dow Jones Industrial average 
roughly 41 percent higher than the 2003 level.

    Ignoring Fiscal Benefits. The Democrat tax increases also 
threaten the substantial deficit reduction that has occurred in 
the past several years.

- Revenue increased in double-digit percentages in 2005 and 
    2006, and 9.3 percent in the first five months of fiscal 
    year 2007--reaching 18.5 percent of GDP, higher than the 
    average of the past four decades.

- This revenue growth has been the principal factor in reducing 
    the budget deficit from $412.7 billion in 2004 to an 
    estimated $176 billion this year, according to the 
    Congressional Budget Office.

    No AMT Fix. The Democrats fail to provide, in their 
numbers, even a one-year patch for the alternative minimum tax 
[AMT]. Instead, the budget employs a ``reserve fund'' that 
allows AMT relief only if offset by equivalent tax increases or 
spending cuts--which are not spelled out. The budget also fails 
to extend the research and development credit and other routine 
tax provisions.

    The `Mystical Tax Gap.' The budget includes budget 
enforcement language allowing an unspecified amount of 
increased appropriations to improve tax compliance--apparently 
seeking to close the so-called ``tax gap.'' The Commissioner of 
the Internal Revenue Service has testified the IRS could 
collect, at best, about $20 billion of these taxes 5 years 
after implementing specific policies recommended in the 
President's budget. Yet the Democrats, during markup, insisted 
that closing the mystical tax gap could prevent many of the tax 
increases their budget contains.

                        Huge Spending Increases

    Hefty Year-to-Year Appropriations Increase. Having already 
increased current-year spending by $6.1 billion, and adding 
more than $20 billion to the Iraq supplemental, Democrats in 
their budget propose another increase of more than $22.5 
billion in nondefense, nonemergency annual appropriations for 
fiscal year 2008.

    Increases `Advance Appropriations.' The budget also 
increases by about $2 billion, to $25.6 billion, the amount 
that can be appropriated in fiscal year 2009 or later.

    Outspends Inflation Later. For the years 2009-12, the 
budget assumes annual nondefense, nonemergency appropriations 
will increase by an average of 2.4 percent per year, which is 
still greater than the projected rate of inflation.

    Reckless Entitlement Spending Increases. Despite warnings 
by numerous witnesses about the unsustainable rate of 
entitlement spending, the budget's reserve funds nevertheless 
provide for higher mandatory spending. As noted above, 10 of 
the budget's 12 ``reserve funds'' create avenues for more than 
$115 billion in higher spending if offset with higher taxes (or 
spending reductions, which appear nowhere in the Democrat 
proposal).

                    No Significant Reform or Offsets


                    THE NEED FOR ENTITLEMENT REFORM

    During committee hearings over the past several weeks, a 
series of expert witnesses testified to the unsustainable 
growth of entitlement programs--especially Medicare and 
Medicaid--and the urgent need to begin reforming them. Among 
the most significant statements from these hearings were the 
following:

- Without ``early and meaningful action'' to address the rapid 
    growth of entitlements, ``the U.S. economy could be 
    seriously weakened, with future generations bearing much of 
    the cost.''--Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, 
    Budget Committee hearing, 28 February 2007.

- ``Health care is the number one fiscal challenge for the 
    Federal and State governments * * * it is the number one 
    competitiveness challenge for American business; and * * * 
    it is a growing challenge for American families. If there 
    is one thing that can bankrupt America, it is health care. 
    We need dramatic and fundamental reforms.''--Comptroller 
    General David M. Walker, Budget Committee hearing, 23 
    January 2007.

- The rising costs of government entitlements are a ``fiscal 
    cancer'' that threatens ``catastrophic consequences for our 
    country'' and could ``bankrupt America.''--Comptroller 
    General Walker on 60 Minutes, 4 March 2007.

    A legion of facts support these concerns:

- Even if taxes were increased by $392.5 billion in the next 5 
    years, as proposed in the Democrat budget, Federal spending 
    at its current rate will outpace Federal revenue by 
    increasing amounts over the next several decades--mainly 
    due to entitlements, which are growing at an average of 6 
    percent per year--twice as fast as inflation, and faster 
    than the entire economy.

- The principal drivers of this problem are Medicare and 
    Medicaid, which are growing at 7 percent to 8 percent per 
    year. Even if the budget were balanced today, these two 
    programs alone would drive it right back into deficit. With 
    the forthcoming retirement of the baby boomers, the 
    situation will only get worse.

- By 2040, three entitlement programs--Social Security, 
    Medicare, and Medicaid alone--will consume 20 percent of 
    the Nation's economy. That is equivalent to the cost of the 
    entire Federal Government today; and it will take twice the 
    current rate of taxes just to maintain the current level of 
    entitlement benefits.

- In less than a decade, entitlements will take up 62 percent 
    of the entire Federal budget--and they will keep growing 
    until they crowd out all other spending--including 
    education, science, the environment, agriculture, and even 
    homeland security and defense.

    But this challenge is also an opportunity--an opportunity 
to make these programs better, more efficient, more responsive, 
more sustainable for the future.

                Democrat Budget Ignores the Warnings----
                          and the Opportunity

    Ignoring all of this, however, the Democrat budget puts off 
any significant reform for at least 5 years--allowing the 
problem to worsen. Instead, it succumbs to the temptation noted 
by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad: ``It's always 
easier to defer, to kick the can down the road to avoid making 
choices.'' (60 Minutes, 4 March 2007.)
    The only savings in the budget are a negligible $75 million 
reconciled to the Education and Labor Committee (which is 
merely a lever to get higher education reauthorization 
considered under reconciliation procedures and the savings are 
spent elsewhere); and $410 million in receipts from selling 
defense commodities such as Tungsten. These are not reforms, 
and they do nothing to address the massive entitlement problem. 
In contrast, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 saved nearly $40 
billion over 5 years, and the President's budget for fiscal 
year 2008 proposed $96 billion in mandatory savings.

                 Other Failures of the Democrat Budget

    Here are some of the other flaws in the budget:

                           NO ACCOUNTABILITY

    Retains Bias Favoring Higher Spending, Higher Taxes. The 
budget assumes that tax relief expires--causing automatic tax 
increases--but spending programs continue indefinitely.

    Fails to Strengthen PAYGO. It retains the weak House pay-
as-you-go [PAYGO] rule, which allows Democrats to chase higher 
spending with higher taxes, and to enact spending increases 
immediately with savings that do not occur until later.

    No Emergency Set-Aside. The budget eliminates the domestic 
emergency set-aside contained in the current budget resolution, 
and provides no criteria for domestic emergency spending--which 
is exempt from budget disciplines.

                                GIMMICKS

    Straw Man Reserve Funds. Instead of providing funding for 
promised initiatives, the budget includes 10 reserve funds that 
promise extra funding for pet initiatives if offsets are 
included. The reserve funds have no real effect because budget 
rules already permit initiatives not assumed in the budget to 
be financed by offsets.

    No Defense Firewall. By not imposing a firewall around 
defense, the budget allows Democrats to continue moving money 
from defense to nondefense, as they did with Base Realignment 
and Closure [BRAC] Commission funding.

                            DOUBLE STANDARD

    No AMT Reform. After repeatedly blasting Republicans for 
failing to provide a permanent reform of the alternative 
minimum tax [AMT], the Democrat budget fails to provide even a 
one-year patch. Instead the budget employs a ``reserve fund'' 
that allows AMT relief only if offset by equivalent tax 
increases or spending cuts--which are not spelled out.

    No Additional Iraq Funding. The budget adopts the 
President's requested levels for Iraq funding. Yet after 
criticizing the President for showing no Iraq funding after 
2009, the budget adopts the same policy.

                               Conclusion

    Budgeting is the process of fleshing out policy objectives 
with the substance of financial resources. But the Democrat 
proposal fails this basic reason for writing a budget: it is 
all intention with no real follow-through.
    If taken seriously, however, the Democrat budget insists 
that the answer to America's challenges is more government, 
more spending, more taxes. This has never been the correct 
answer--and it isn't now.
                                   Paul Ryan,
                                           Ranking Republican Member.
                                   J. Gresham Barrett,
                                           Vice Ranking Republican 
                                               Member.
                                   Jo Bonner.
                                   Scott Garrett.
                                   Thaddeus McCotter.
                                   Mario Diaz-Balart.
                                   Jeb Hensarling.
                                   Daniel E. Lungren.
                                   Michael K. Simpson.
                                   Patrick T. McHenry.
                                   Connie Mack.
                                   K. Michael Conaway.
                                   John Campbell.
                                   Patrick J. Tiberi.
                                   Jon C. Porter.
                                   Rodney Alexander.
                                   Adrian Smith.

           ADDITIONAL MINORITY VIEWS FY2008 BUDGET RESOLUTION

    The Budget Resolution should assume funding of the Poison 
Control Program at the prior year level. The Poison Control 
Program currently supports a mix of grantees--most grantees 
serve entire states, but a few serve multistate regions and, in 
a handful of cases, more than one grantee serves a single 
state. The Committee should generally be supportive of this 
current structure and the budget resolution should assume no 
changes will be made in this approach. The Committee also 
should assume that Poison control funds will continue to be 
allocated to all certified centers based on service population.
                                           Patrick McHenry,
                                                Member of Congress.
110th CONGRESS

1st Session

                            H. CON. RES. 99

Revising the congressional budget for the United States 
        Government for fiscal year 2007, establishing the 
        congressional budget for the United States Government 
        for fiscal year 2008, and setting forth appropriate 
        budgetary levels for fiscal years 2009 through 2012.



                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


  Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate 
concurring),

SECTION 1. CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008.

  (a) Declaration.--The Congress determines and declares that 
the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2007 is 
revised and replaced and that this is the concurrent resolution 
on the budget for fiscal year 2008, including appropriate 
budgetary levels for fiscal years 2009 through 2012.
  (b) Table of Contents.--

Sec. 1. Concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008.

                 TITLE I--RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS

Sec. 101. Recommended levels and amounts.
Sec. 102. Major functional categories.

                         TITLE II--RESERVE FUNDS

Sec. 201. Reserve fund for the State Children's Health Insurance 
          Program.
Sec. 202. Reserve fund for reform of the alternative minimum tax.
Sec. 203. Reserve fund to provide for middle-income tax relief and 
          economic equity.
Sec. 204. Reserve fund for agriculture.
Sec. 205. Reserve fund for higher education.
Sec. 206. Reserve fund for improvements in medicare.
Sec. 207. Reserve fund for creating long-term energy alternatives.
Sec. 208. Reserve fund for affordable housing.
Sec. 209. Reserve fund for equitable benefits for Filipino veterans of 
          World War II.
Sec. 210. Reserve fund for Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-
          Determination Act reauthorization.
Sec. 211. Reserve fund for receipts from the Bonneville Power 
          Administration.
Sec. 212. Reserve fund for Transitional Medical Assistance.

                      TITLE III--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT

Sec. 301. Program integrity initiatives.
Sec. 302. Advance appropriations.
Sec. 303. Overseas deployments and emergency needs.
Sec. 304. Application and effect of changes in allocations and 
          aggregates.
Sec. 305. Adjustments to reflect changes in concepts and definitions.
Sec. 306. Compliance with section 13301 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 
          1990.
Sec. 307. Exercise of rulemaking powers.

                            TITLE IV--POLICY

Sec. 401. Policy on middle-income tax relief.
Sec. 402. Policy on defense priorities.
Sec. 403. Policy on college affordability.

                       TITLE V--SENSE OF THE HOUSE

Sec. 501. Sense of the House on servicemembers' and veterans' health 
          care and other priorities.
Sec. 502. Sense of the House on the Innovation Agenda: A commitment to 
          competitiveness to keep America #1.
Sec. 503. Sense of the House on homeland security.
Sec. 504. Sense of the House regarding the ongoing need to respond to 
          Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Sec. 505. Sense of the House regarding long-term sustainability of 
          entitlements.
Sec. 506. Sense of the House regarding the need to maintain and build 
          upon efforts to fight hunger.
Sec. 507. Sense of the House regarding affordable health coverage.
Sec. 508. Sense of the House regarding extension of the statutory pay-
          as-you-go rule.
Sec. 509. Sense of the House on long-term budgeting.
Sec. 510. Sense of the House regarding pay parity.
Sec. 511. Sense of the House regarding waste, fraud, and abuse.
Sec. 512. Sense of the House regarding the importance of child support 
          enforcement.
Sec. 513. Sense of the House on State veterans cemeteries.

                        TITLE VI--RECONCILIATION

Sec. 601. Reconciliation.

                TITLE I--RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS

SEC. 101. RECOMMENDED LEVELS AND AMOUNTS.

  The following budgetary levels are appropriate for each of 
fiscal years 2007 through 2012:
          (1) Federal revenues.--For purposes of the 
        enforcement of this resolution:
                  (A) The recommended levels of Federal 
                revenues are as follows:
          Fiscal year 2007: $1,904,706,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2008: $2,050,797,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2009: $2,106,926,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2010: $2,163,721,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2011: $2,394,551,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2012: $2,597,096,000,000.
                  (B) The amounts by which the aggregate levels 
                of Federal revenues should be adjusted are as 
                follows:
          Fiscal year 2007: $0.
          Fiscal year 2008: $0.
          Fiscal year 2009: $0.
          Fiscal year 2010: $0.
          Fiscal year 2011: $0.
          Fiscal year 2012: $0.
          (2) New budget authority.--For purposes of the 
        enforcement of this resolution, the appropriate levels 
        of total new budget authority are as follows:
          Fiscal year 2007: $2,380,614,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2008: $2,495,291,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2009: $2,516,301,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2010: $2,569,952,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2011: $2,684,936,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2012: $2,716,188,000,000.
          (3) Budget outlays.--For purposes of the enforcement 
        of this resolution, the appropriate levels of total 
        budget outlays are as follows:
          Fiscal year 2007: $2,300,065,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2008: $2,465,888,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2009: $2,565,305,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2010: $2,600,718,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2011: $2,691,358,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2012: $2,700,809,000,000.
          (4) Deficits (on-budget).--For purposes of the 
        enforcement of this resolution, the amounts of the 
        deficits (on-budget) are as follows:
          Fiscal year 2007: -$395,359,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2008: -$415,091,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2009: -$458,379,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2010: -$436,997,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2011: -$296,807,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2012: -$103,713,000,000.
          (5) Debt subject to limit.--Pursuant to section 
        301(a)(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
        appropriate levels of the debt subject to limit are as 
        follows:
          Fiscal year 2007: $8,927,000,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2008: $9,461,000,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2009: $10,036,000,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2010: $10,591,000,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2011: $11,001,000,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2012: $11,231,000,000,000.
          (6) Debt held by the public.--The appropriate levels 
        of debt held by the public are as follows:
          Fiscal year 2007: $5,042,000,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2008: $5,269,000,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2009: $5,524,000,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2010: $5,743,000,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2011: $5,805,000,000,000.
          Fiscal year 2012: $5,663,000,000,000.

SEC. 102. MAJOR FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES.

  The Congress determines and declares that the appropriate 
levels of new budget authority and outlays for fiscal years 
2007 through 2012 for each major functional category are:
          (1) National Defense (050):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $525,797,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $534,270,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $506,995,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $514,401,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $534,705,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $524,384,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $545,171,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $536,433,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $550,944,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $547,624,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $559,799,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $548,169,000,000.
          (2) International Affairs (150):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $28,795,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $31,308,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $34,675,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $33,096,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $35,428,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $32,557,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $35,623,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $32,687,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $36,083,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $33,006,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $36,530,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $33,613,000,000.
          (3) General Science, Space, and Technology (250):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $25,079,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $24,516,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $27,611,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $26,472,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $28,641,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $28,411,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $29,844,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $29,485,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $31,103,00,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $30,089,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $32,438,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $31,367,000,000.
          (4) Energy (270):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $2,943,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $1,369,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $3,240,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $1,092,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $3,051,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $1,454,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $3,136,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $1,641,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $3,228,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $1,697,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $3,307,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $1,997,000,000.
          (5) Natural Resources and Environment (300):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $31,332,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $32,919,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $32,813,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $34,864,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $33,529,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $35,332,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $34,483,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $35,574,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $35,152,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $35,952,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $36,194,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $36,543,000,000.
          (6) Agriculture (350):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $21,471,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $19,738,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $20,381,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $19,549,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $20,933,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $20,059,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $21,138,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $20,112,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $21,156,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $20,436,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $21,402,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $20,863,000,000.
          (7) Commerce and Housing Credit (370):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $5,515,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, -$3,522,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $9,158,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $1,985,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $9,973,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $996,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $13,775,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $3,460,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $8,822,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $1,931,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $8,822,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $1,097,000,000.
          (8) Transportation (400):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $81,282,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $74,739,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $82,657,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $80,802,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $76,343,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $83,948,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $77,261,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $86,127,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $78,289,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $87,018,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $79,169,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $88,761,000,000.
          (9) Community and Regional Development (450):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $15,717,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $28,281,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $15,032,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $22,017,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $13,928,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $20,474,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $14,129,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $19,220,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $14,328,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $17,649,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $14,528,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $15,131,000,000.
          (10) Education, Training, Employment, and Social 
        Services (500):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $92,780,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $92,224,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $92,461,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $91,119,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $96,810,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $93,978,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $98,333,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $96,041,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $98,409,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $97,276,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $98,654,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $96,909,000,000.
          (11) Health (550):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $267,892,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $268,197,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $286,767,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $286,261,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $307,842,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $305,984,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $325,885,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $325,716,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $347,621,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $346,553,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $370,780,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $369,739,000,000.
          (12) Medicare (570):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $365,152,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $370,180,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $389,586,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $389,696,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $416,731,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $416,382,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $442,369,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $442,589,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $489,100,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $489,109,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $468,828,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $486,440,000,000.
          (13) Income Security (600):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $360,365,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $364,204,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $379,927,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $383,546,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $391,073,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $393,458,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $401,429,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $402,422,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $417,016,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $416,907,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $402,874,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $402,130,000,000.
          (14) Social Security (650):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $19,089,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $19,089,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $19,644,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $19,644,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $21,518,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $21,518,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $23,701,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $23,701,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $27,009,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $27,009,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $29,898,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $29,898,000,000.
          (15) Veterans Benefits and Services (700):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $73,896,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $72,342,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $85,192,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $82,772,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $87,787,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $87,681,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $90,414,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $89,710,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $96,033,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $95,410,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $93,325,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $92,599,000,000.
          (16) Administration of Justice (750):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $45,504,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $44,659,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $46,940,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $46,155,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $46,111,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $47,311,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $47,168,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $47,504,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $48,379,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $48,164,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $49,610,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $49,207,000,000.
          (17) General Government (800):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $18,193,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $18,574,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $18,614,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $18,998,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $19,264,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $19,328,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $19,886,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $19,765,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $20,647,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $20,370,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $21,359,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $21,193,000,000.
          (18) Net Interest (900):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $344,431,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $344,431,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $369,454,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $369,454,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $389,194,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $389,194,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $413,140,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $413,140,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $431,192,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $431,192,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $442,528,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $442,528,000,000.
          (19) Allowances (920):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $785,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $755,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, $0.
                          (B) Outlays, $30,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, $0.
                          (B) Outlays, $0.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, $0.
                          (B) Outlays, $0.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, $0.
                          (B) Outlays, $0.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, $0.
                          (B) Outlays, $0.
          (20) Undistributed Offsetting Receipts (950):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, -
                        $69,714,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, -$69,714,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, -
                        $70,979,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, -$70,979,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, -
                        $66,560,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, -$66,569,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, -
                        $66,933,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, -$66,933,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, -
                        $69,575,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, -$69,595,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, -
                        $71,857,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, -$71,860,000,000.
          (21) Overseas Deployments and Other Activities (970):
                  Fiscal year 2007:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $124,310,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $31,506,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2008:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $145,163,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $114,914,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2009:
                          (A) New budget authority, 
                        $50,000,000,000.
                          (B) Outlays, $109,425,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2010:
                          (A) New budget authority, $0.
                          (B) Outlays, $42,324,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2011:
                          (A) New budget authority, $0.
                          (B) Outlays, $13,561,000,000.
                  Fiscal year 2012:
                          (A) New budget authority, $0.
                          (B) Outlays, $4,485,000,000.

                        TITLE II--RESERVE FUNDS

SEC. 201. RESERVE FUND FOR THE STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE 
                    PROGRAM.

  In the House, with respect to a bill or a joint resolution 
(or an amendment to or a conference report submitted on such a 
bill or joint resolution) reported from the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce that increases new budget authority that would 
result in no more than $50,000,000,000 in outlays for fiscal 
years 2008 through 2012 for expanding coverage and improving 
children's health through the State Children's Health Insurance 
Program (SCHIP) under title XXI of the Social Security Act and 
the program under title XIX of such Act (commonly known as 
medicaid), the chairman of the Committee on Budget may make the 
appropriate adjustments in allocations of the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and in budget authority and outlays of 
other committees as may be necessary pursuant to such 
adjustment for the Committee on Energy andCommerce, and 
budgetary aggregates, but only to the extent that such bill or 
joint resolution (as amended, in the case of an amendment) in 
the form placed before the House by the Committee on Rules 
would not increase the deficit or decrease the surplus for the 
period of fiscal years 2007 through 2012 and the period of 
fiscal years 2007 through 2017. The adjustments may be made 
whenever a rule providing for consideration of such a bill or 
joint resolution is filed, such a bill or joint resolution is 
placed on any calendar, or an amendment is offered or 
considered as adopted or a conference report is submitted on 
such a bill or joint resolution.

SEC. 202. RESERVE FUND FOR REFORM OF THE ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX.

  In the House, with respect to any bill or joint resolution 
(or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon) that 
provides for reform of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by 
reducing the tax burden of the alternative minimum tax on 
middle-income families, the chairman of the Committee on the 
Budget may make the appropriate adjustments in allocations of a 
committee or committees and budgetary aggregates, but only to 
the extent that such bills or joint resolutions (as amended, in 
the case of an amendment) in the form placed before the House 
by the Committee on Rules would not increase the deficit or 
decrease the surplus for the period of fiscal years 2007 
through 2012 and the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2017. 
The adjustments may be made whenever a rule providing for 
consideration of such bills or joint resolutions is filed, such 
bills or joint resolutions are placed on any calendar, or an 
amendment is offered or considered as adopted or a conference 
report is submitted on such bills or joint resolutions.

SEC. 203. RESERVE FUND TO PROVIDE FOR MIDDLE-INCOME TAX RELIEF AND 
                    ECONOMIC EQUITY.

  In the House, with respect to any bill or joint resolution 
(or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon) that 
provides for tax relief for middle-income families and 
taxpayers and enhanced economic equity, such as extension of 
the child tax credit, extension of marriage penalty relief, 
extension of the 10 percent individual income tax bracket, 
modification of the Alternative Minimum Tax, elimination of 
estate taxes on all but a minute fraction of estates by 
reforming and substantially increasing the unified credit, 
extension of the research and experimentation tax credit, 
extension of the deduction for State and local sales taxes, and 
a tax credit for school construction bonds, the chairman of the 
Committee on the Budget may make the appropriate adjustments in 
allocations of a committee or committees and budgetary 
aggregates, but only to the extent that such bills or joint 
resolutions (as amended, in the case of an amendment) in the 
form placed before the House by the Committee on Rules would 
not increase the deficit or decrease the surplus for the period 
of fiscal years 2007 through 2012 and the period of fiscal 
years 2007 through 2017. The adjustments may be made whenever a 
rule providing for consideration of such bills or joint 
resolutions are filed, such bills or joint resolutions are 
placed on any calendar, or an amendment is offered or 
considered as adopted or a conference report is submitted on 
such bills or joint resolutions.

SEC. 204. RESERVE FUND FOR AGRICULTURE.

  In the House, with respect to a bill or a joint resolution 
(or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon) that 
provides for the reauthorization of the programs of the Food 
Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 or prior Acts, 
authorizes similar programs, or both, that increases new budget 
authority by no more than $20,000,000,000 for the period of 
fiscal years 2007 through 2012, the chairman of the Committee 
on the Budget may make the appropriate adjustments in 
allocations of a committee or committees and budgetary 
aggregates, but only to the extent that such bill or joint 
resolution (as amended, in the case of an amendment) in the 
form placed before the House by the Committee on Rules would 
not increase the deficit or decrease the surplus for the period 
of fiscal years 2007 through 2012 and the period of fiscal 
years 2007 through 2017. The adjustments may be made whenever a 
rule providing for consideration of such a bill or joint 
resolution is filed, such a bill or joint resolution is placed 
on any calendar, or an amendment is offered or considered as 
adopted or a conference report is submitted on such a bill or 
joint resolution.

SEC. 205. RESERVE FUND FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

  In the House, with respect to a bill or a joint resolution 
(or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon) that 
makes college more affordable through reforms to the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, the chairman of the Committee on the 
Budget may make the appropriate adjustments in allocations of a 
committee or committees and budgetary aggregates, but only to 
the extent that such bill or joint resolution (as amended, in 
the case of an amendment) in the form placed before the House 
by the Committee on Rules would not increase the deficit or 
decrease the surplus for the period of fiscal years 2007 
through 2012 and the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2017. 
The adjustments may be made whenever a rule providing for 
consideration of such a bill or joint resolution is filed, such 
a bill or joint resolution is placed on any calendar, or an 
amendment is offered or considered as adopted or a conference 
report is submitted on such a bill or joint resolution.

SEC. 206. RESERVE FUND FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN MEDICARE.

  In the House, with respect to a bill or a joint resolution 
(or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon) that 
improves the medicare program for beneficiaries and protects 
access to care, through measures such as increasing the 
reimbursement rate for physicians while protecting 
beneficiaries from associated premium increases and making 
improvements to the prescription drug program under part D, the 
chairman of the Committee on the Budget may make the 
appropriate adjustments in allocations of a committee or 
committees and budgetary aggregates, but only to the extent 
that such bill or joint resolution (as amended, in the case of 
an amendment) in the form placed before the House by the 
Committee on Rules would not increase the deficit or decrease 
the surplus for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2012 
and the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2017. The 
adjustments may be made whenever a rule providing for 
consideration of such a bill or joint resolution is filed, such 
a bill or joint resolution is placed on any calendar, or an 
amendment is offered or considered as adopted or a conference 
report is submitted on such a bill or joint resolution.

SEC. 207. RESERVE FUND FOR CREATING LONG-TERM ENERGY ALTERNATIVES.

  In the House, with respect to a bill or a joint resolution 
(or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon) that 
fulfills the purposes of section 301(a) of H.R. 6, the Clean 
Energy Act of 2007:
          (1) The chairman of the Committee on Budget may make 
        the appropriate adjustments in allocations of a 
        committee or committees and budgetary aggregates, but 
        only to the extent that such bill or joint resolution 
        (as amended, in the case of an amendment) would not 
        increase the deficit or decrease the surplus for the 
        period of fiscal years 2007 through 2012 and the period 
        of fiscal years 2007 through 2017. The adjustments made 
        under this paragraph may be made whenever a rule is 
        filed for a bill or joint resolution that attributes 
        the offsets included in H.R. 6 to the bill or joint 
        resolution.
          (2) The chairman of the Committee on the Budget may 
        make appropriate adjustments to the allocations 
        provided for under section 302(a) of the Congressional 
        Budget Act of 1974 to the Committee on Appropriations 
        to the extent a bill or joint resolution in the form 
        placed before the House by the Committee on Rules 
        provides budget authority for purposes set forth in 
        section 301(a) of H.R. 6 in excess of the amounts 
        provided for those purposes in fiscal year 2007. Any 
        adjustments made under this paragraph shall not include 
        revenues attributable to changes in the Internal 
        Revenue Code of 1986 and shall not exceed the receipts 
        estimated by the Congressional Budget Office that are 
        attributable to H.R. 6 for the year in which the 
        adjustments are made.

SEC. 208. RESERVE FUND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

  In the House, with respect to a bill or a joint resolution 
(or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon) that 
provides for an affordable housing fund, offset by reforming 
the regulation of certain government-sponsored enterprises, the 
chairman of the Committee on the Budget may make the 
appropriate adjustments in allocations of a committee or 
committees and budgetary aggregates, but only to the extent 
that such bill or joint resolution (as amended, in the case of 
an amendment) in the form placed before the House by the 
Committee on Rules would not increase the deficit or decrease 
the surplus for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2012 
and the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2017. The 
adjustments may be made whenever a rule providing for 
consideration of such a bill or joint resolution is filed, such 
a bill or joint resolution is placed on any calendar, or an 
amendment is offered or considered as adopted or a conference 
report is submitted on such a bill or joint resolution.

SEC. 209. RESERVE FUND FOR EQUITABLE BENEFITS FOR FILIPINO VETERANS OF 
                    WORLD WAR II.

  In the House, with respect to a bill or a joint resolution 
(or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon) that 
would provide for or increase benefits to Filipino veterans of 
World War II, their survivors and dependents, the chairman of 
the Committee on the Budget may make the appropriate 
adjustments in allocations of a committee or committees and 
budgetary aggregates, but only to the extent that such bill or 
joint resolution (as amended, in the case of an amendment) in 
the form placed before the House by the Committee on Rules 
would not increase the deficit or decrease the surplus for the 
period of fiscal years 2007 through 2012 and the period of 
fiscal years 2007 through 2017. The adjustments may be made 
whenever a rule providing for consideration of such a bill or 
joint resolution is filed, such a bill or joint resolution is 
placed on any calendar, or an amendment is offered or 
considered as adopted or a conference report is submitted on 
such a bill or joint resolution.

SEC. 210. RESERVE FUND FOR SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY SELF-
                    DETERMINATION ACT REAUTHORIZATION.

  In the House, with respect to a bill or a joint resolution 
(or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon) that 
provides for the reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools 
and Community Self-Determination Act (Public Law 106-393), the 
chairman of the Committee on the Budget may make the 
appropriate adjustments in allocations of a committee or 
committees and budgetary aggregates, but only to the extent 
that such bill or joint resolution (as amended, in the case of 
an amendment) in the form placed before the House by the 
Committee on Rules would not increase the deficit or decrease 
the surplus for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2012 
and the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2017. The 
adjustments may be made whenever a rule providing for 
consideration of such a bill or joint resolution is filed, such 
a bill or joint resolution is placed on any calendar, or an 
amendment is offered or considered as adopted or a conference 
report is submitted on such a bill or joint resolution.

SEC. 211. RESERVE FUND FOR RECEIPTS FROM THE BONNEVILLE POWER 
                    ADMINISTRATION.

  In the House, with respect to a bill or a joint resolution 
(or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon) that 
prohibits the Bonneville Power Administration from making early 
payments on its Federal Bond Debt to the Department of the 
Treasury, the chairman of the Committee on Budget may make the 
appropriate adjustments in allocations of a committee or 
committees and budgetary aggregates, but only to the extent 
that such bill or joint resolution (as amended, in the case of 
an amendment) in the form placed before the House by the 
Committee on Rules would not increase the deficit or decrease 
the surplus for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2012 
and the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2017. The 
adjustments may be made whenever a rule providing for 
consideration of such a bill or joint resolution is filed, such 
a bill or joint resolution is placed on any calendar, or an 
amendment is offered or considered as adopted or a conference 
report is submitted on such a bill or joint resolution.

SEC. 212. RESERVE FUND FOR TRANSITIONAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

  In the House, with respect to a bill or a joint resolution 
(or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon) that 
extends the Transitional Medical Assistance program, included 
in title 19 of the Social Security Act, through fiscal year 
2008, the chairman of the Committee on Budget may make the 
appropriate adjustments in allocations of a committee or 
committees and budgetary aggregates, but only to the extent 
that such bill or joint resolution (as amended, in the case of 
an amendment) in the form placed before the House by the 
Committee on Rules would not increase the deficit or decrease 
the surplus for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2012 
and the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2017. The 
adjustments may be made whenever a rule providing for 
consideration of such a bill or joint resolution is filed, such 
a bill or joint resolution is placed on any calendar, or an 
amendment is offered or considered as adopted or a conference 
report is submitted on such a bill or joint resolution.

                     TITLE III--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT

SEC. 301. PROGRAM INTEGRITY INITIATIVES.

  (a) Adjustments to Discretionary Spending Limits.--
          (1) Continuing disability reviews and supplemental 
        security income redeterminations.--If a bill or joint 
        resolution is reported making appropriations for fiscal 
        year 2008 that appropriates $264,000,000 for continuing 
        disability reviews and Supplemental Security Income 
        redeterminations for the Social Security 
        Administration, and provides an additional 
        appropriation of up to $213,000,000 and the amount is 
        designated for continuing disability reviews and 
        Supplemental Security Income redeterminations for the 
        Social Security Administration, then the allocation to 
        the House Committee on Appropriations shall be 
        increased by the amount of the additional budget 
        authority and outlays flowing from that budget 
        authority for fiscal year 2008.
          (2) Internal revenue service tax compliance.--If a 
        bill or joint resolution is reported making 
        appropriations for fiscal year 2008 that appropriates 
        up to $6,822,000,000 to the Internal Revenue Service 
        and the amount is designated to improve compliance with 
        the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and 
        provides an additional appropriation of up to 
        $406,000,000, and the amount is designated to improve 
        compliance with the provisions of the Internal Revenue 
        Code of 1986, then the allocation to the House 
        Committee on Appropriations shall be increased by the 
        amount of the additional budget authority and outlays 
        flowing from that budget authority for fiscal year 
        2008.
          (3) Healthcare fraud and abuse control program.--If a 
        bill or joint resolution is reported making 
        appropriations for fiscal year 2008 that appropriates 
        up to $183,000,000 and the amount is designated to the 
        healthcare fraud and abuse control program at the 
        Department of Health and Human Services, then the 
        allocation to the House Committee on Appropriations 
        shall be increased by the amount of additional budget 
        authority and outlays flowing from that budget 
        authority for fiscal year 2008.
          (4) Unemployment insurance improper payments.--If a 
        bill or joint resolution is reported making 
        appropriations for fiscal year 2008 that appropriates 
        $10,000,000 for unemployment insurance improper payment 
        reviews for the Department of Labor, and provides an 
        additional appropriation of up to $40,000,000 and the 
        amount is designated for unemployment insurance 
        improper payment reviews for the Department of Labor, 
        then the allocation to the House Committee on 
        Appropriations shall be increased by the amount of the 
        additional budget authority and outlays flowing from 
        that budget authority for fiscal year 2008.
  (b) Procedure for Adjustments.--
          (1) In general.--
                  (A) Chairman.--After the reporting of a bill 
                or joint resolution, or the offering of an 
                amendment thereto or the submission of a 
                conference report thereon, the chairman of the 
                Committee on the Budget shall make the 
                adjustments set forth in subparagraph (B) for 
                the incremental new budget authority in that 
                measure (if that measure meets the requirements 
                set forth in paragraph (2)) and the outlays 
                flowing from that budget authority.
                  (B) Matters to be adjusted.--The adjustments 
                referred to in subparagraph (A) are to be made 
                to--
                          (i) the allocations made pursuant to 
                        the appropriate concurrent resolution 
                        on the budget pursuant to section 
                        302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act 
                        of 1974; and
                          (ii) the budgetary aggregates as set 
                        forth in this resolution.
  (c) Oversight of Government Performance.--In the House, all 
committees are directed to review programs within their 
jurisdiction to root out waste, fraud, and abuse in program 
spending, giving particular scrutiny to issues raised by 
Government Accountability Office reports. Based on these 
oversight efforts and committee performance reviews of programs 
within their jurisdiction, committees are directed to include 
recommendations for improved governmental performance in their 
annual views and estimates reports required under section 
301(d) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to the Committee 
on the Budget.

SEC. 302. ADVANCE APPROPRIATIONS.

  (a) In General.--In the House, except as provided in 
subsection (b), a bill or joint resolution making a general 
appropriation or continuing appropriation, or an amendment 
thereto may not provide for advance appropriations.
  (b) Advance Appropriation.--In the House, an advance 
appropriation may be provided for fiscal year 2009 or 2010 for 
programs, projects, activities, or accounts identified in the 
joint explanatory statement of managers accompanying this 
resolution under the heading ``Accounts Identified for Advance 
Appropriations'' in an aggregate amount not to exceed 
$25,558,000,000 in new budget authority.
  (c) Definition.--In this section, the term ``advance 
appropriation'' means any new discretionary budget authority 
provided in a bill or joint resolution making general 
appropriations or any new discretionary budget authority 
provided in a bill or joint resolution continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2008 that first becomes 
available for any fiscal year after 2008.

SEC. 303. OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENTS AND EMERGENCY NEEDS.

  (a) Overseas Deployments and Related Activities.--In the 
House, any bill or joint resolution or amendment offered or 
considered as adopted or a conference report thereon, that 
makes appropriations for fiscal year 2008 or fiscal year 2009 
for overseas deployments and related activities, and such 
amounts are so designated pursuant to this subsection, then new 
budget authority, outlays or receipts resulting therefrom shall 
not count for the purposes of titles III and IV of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
  (b) Emergency Needs.--In the House, any bill or joint 
resolution, or amendment offered or considered as adopted or 
conference report thereon, that makes appropriations for 
nondefense discretionary amounts, and such amounts are 
designated as necessary to meet emergency needs, then the new 
budget authority, outlays, or receipts resulting therefrom 
shall not be counted for the purposes of titles III and IV of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

SEC. 304. APPLICATION AND EFFECT OF CHANGES IN ALLOCATIONS AND 
                    AGGREGATES.

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

SEC. 305. ADJUSTMENTS TO REFLECT CHANGES IN CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS.

  Upon the enactment of a bill or joint resolution providing 
for a change in concepts or definitions, the chairman of the 
Committee on the Budget shall make adjustments to the levels 
and allocations in this resolution in accordance with section 
251(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985 (as in effect on September 30, 2002).

SEC. 306. COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 13301 OF THE BUDGET ENFORCEMENT ACT 
                    OF 1990.

  (a) In General.--In the House and the Senate, notwithstanding 
section 302(a)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and 
section 13301 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, the joint 
explanatory statement accompanying the conference report on any 
concurrent resolution on the budget shall include in its 
allocation under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974 to the Committee on Appropriations amounts for the 
discretionary administrative expenses of the Social Security 
Administration.
  (b) Special Rule.--In the House, for purposes of applying 
section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
estimates of the level of total new budget authority and total 
outlays provided by a measure shall include any discretionary 
amounts provided for the Social Security Administration.

SEC. 307. EXERCISE OF RULEMAKING POWERS.

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

                            TITLE IV--POLICY

SEC. 401. POLICY ON MIDDLE-INCOME TAX RELIEF.

  It is the policy of this resolution to minimize fiscal 
burdens on middle-income families and their children and 
grandchildren. It is the policy of this resolution to provide 
immediate relief for the tens of millions of middle-income 
households who would otherwise be subject to the Alternative 
Minimum Tax (AMT) under current law in the context of 
permanent, revenue-neutral AMT reform. Furthermore, it is the 
policy of this resolution to support extension of middle-income 
tax relief and enhanced economic equity through policies such 
as--
          (1) extension of the child tax credit;
          (2) extension of marriage penalty relief;
          (3) extension of the 10 percent individual income tax 
        bracket;
          (4) elimination of estate taxes on all but a minute 
        fraction of estates by reforming and substantially 
        increasing the unified tax credit;
          (5) extension of the research and experimentation tax 
        credit;
          (6) extension of the deduction for State and local 
        sales taxes;
          (7) extension of the deduction for small business 
        expensing; and
          (8) enactment of a tax credit for school construction 
        bonds.
This resolution assumes the cost of enacting such policies is 
offset by reforms within the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that 
promote a fairer distribution of taxes across families and 
generations, economic efficiency, higher rates of tax 
compliance to close the ``tax gap'', and reduced taxpayer 
burdens through tax simplification.

SEC. 402. POLICY ON DEFENSE PRIORITIES.

  It is the policy of this resolution that--
          (1) recommendations of the National Commission on 
        Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (commonly 
        referred to as the 9/11 Commission) to fund cooperative 
        threat reduction and nuclear nonproliferation programs 
        at a level commensurate with the risk is a high 
        priority, and the President's budget should have 
        requested sufficient funding for these programs;
          (2) ensuring that the TRICARE fees for military 
        retirees under the age of 65 remain at current levels;
          (3) funds be provided for increasing pay to ensure 
        retention of experienced personnel and for improving 
        military benefits in general;
          (4) the Missile Defense Agency should be funded at an 
        adequate but lower level and the elimination of space-
        based interceptor development will ensure a more 
        prudent acquisition strategy, yet still support a 
        robust ballistic missile defense program;
          (5) satellite research, development, and procurement 
        be funded at a level below the amount requested for 
        fiscal year 2008, which amounts to a 26 percent 
        increase above the current level, but at a level 
        sufficient to develop new satellite technologies while 
        ensuring a more prudent acquisition strategy;
          (6) sufficient resources be provided to implement 
        Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations, 
        such as improving financial management and contracting 
        practices at the Department of Defense (DOD), and that 
        substantial savings should result from the 
        identification of billions of dollars of obligations 
        and disbursements and Government overcharges for which 
        the Department of Defense cannot account;
          (7) that the Department of Defense should do a more 
        careful job of addressing the 1,378 Government 
        Accountability Office recommendations made to the 
        Department of Defense and its components over the last 
        six years that have yet to be implemented, which could 
        produce billions of dollars in savings; and
          (8) accruing all savings from the actions recommended 
        in paragraphs (4) through (7) should be used to fund 
        higher priorities within Function 050 (Defense), and 
        especially those high priorities identified in 
        paragraphs (1) through (3) and to help fund 
        recommendations of the bipartisan ``Walter Reed 
        Commission'' (the President's Commission on Care for 
        America's Returning Wounded Warriors) and other United 
        States Government investigations into military 
        healthcare facilities and services.

SEC. 403. POLICY ON COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY.

  It is the policy of this resolution that the reconciliation 
directive to the Committee on Education and Labor shall not be 
construed to reduce any assistance that makes college more 
affordable for students, including but not limited to 
assistance to student aid programs run by nonprofit state 
agencies.

                      TITLE V--SENSE OF THE HOUSE

SEC. 501. SENSE OF THE HOUSE ON SERVICEMEMBERS' AND VETERANS' HEALTH 
                    CARE AND OTHER PRIORITIES.

   It is the sense of the House that--
          (1) the House supports excellent health care for 
        current and former members of the United States Armed 
        Services, who have served well and honorably and have 
        made significant sacrifices for this Nation;
          (2) this resolution provides $43,055,000,000 in 
        discretionary budget authority for 2008 for Function 
        700 (Veterans Benefits and Services), including 
        veterans' health care, which is $6,598,000,000 more 
        than the 2007 level, $5,404,000,000 more than the 
        Congressional Budget Office's baseline level for 2008, 
        and $3,506,000,000 more than the President's budget for 
        2008;
          (3) this resolution provides funding to implement, in 
        part, recommendations of the bi-partisan ``Walter Reed 
        Commission'' (the President's Commission on Care for 
        America's Returning Wounded Warriors) and other United 
        States Government investigations into military and 
        veterans health care facilities and services;
          (4) this resolution assumes the rejection of the 
        enrollment fees and co-payment increases in the 
        President's budget;
          (5) this resolution provides additional funding above 
        the President's inadequate budget levels for the 
        Department of Veterans Affairs to research and treat 
        veterans' mental health, post-traumatic stress 
        disorder, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries; 
        and
          (6) this resolution provides additional funding above 
        the President's inadequate budget levels for the 
        Department of Veterans Affairs to improve the speed and 
        accuracy of its processing of disability compensation 
        claims, including funding to hire additional personnel 
        above the President's requested level.

SEC. 502. SENSE OF THE HOUSE ON THE INNOVATION AGENDA: A COMMITMENT TO 
                    COMPETITIVENESS TO KEEP AMERICA #1.

   (a) It is the sense of the House to provide sufficient 
funding that our Nation may continue to be the world leader in 
education, innovation and economic growth. This resolution 
provides $450,000,000 above the President's requested level for 
2008, and additional amounts in subsequent years in Function 
250 (General Science, Space and Technology) and Function 270 
(Energy). Additional increases for scientific research and 
education are included in Function 500 (Education, Employment, 
Training, and Social Services), Function 550 (Health), Function 
300 (Environment and Natural Resources), Function 350 
(Agriculture), Function 400 (Transportation), and Function 370 
(Commerce and Housing Credit), all of which receive more 
funding than the President requested.
  (b) America's greatest resource for innovation resides within 
classrooms across the country. The increased funding provided 
in this resolution will support important initiatives to 
educate 100,000 new scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, 
and place highly qualified teachers in math and science K-12 
classrooms.
  (c) Independent scientific research provides the foundation 
for innovation and future technologies. This resolution will 
put us on the path toward doubling funding for the National 
Science Foundation, basic research in the physical sciences 
across all agencies, and collaborative research partnerships; 
and toward achieving energy independence through the 
development of clean and sustainable alternative energy 
technologies.

SEC. 503. SENSE OF THE HOUSE ON HOMELAND SECURITY.

  It is the sense of the House that--
          (1) this resolution assumes additional homeland 
        security funding above the President's requested level 
        for 2008 and every subsequent year;
          (2) this resolution assumes funding above the 
        President's requested level for 2008, and additional 
        amounts in subsequent years, in the four budget 
        functions: Function 400 (Transportation), Function 450 
        (Community and Regional Development), Function 550 
        (Health), and Function 750 (Administration of Justice) 
        that fund most nondefense homeland security activities; 
        and
          (3) the homeland security funding provided in this 
        resolution will help to strengthen the security of our 
        Nation's transportation system, particularly our ports 
        where significant security shortfalls still exist and 
        foreign ports, by expanding efforts to identify and 
        scan all high-risk United States-bound cargo, equip 
        first responders, strengthen border patrol, and 
        increase the preparedness of the public health system.

SEC. 504. SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING THE ONGOING NEED TO RESPOND TO 
                    HURRICANES KATRINA AND RITA.

  It is the sense of the House that:
          (1) Critical needs in the Gulf Coast region should be 
        addressed without further delay. The budget resolution 
        creates a reserve fund that would allow for affordable 
        housing that may be used to focus on areas devastated 
        by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as new funding 
        for additional recovery priorities.
          (2) Additional oversight and investigation is needed 
        to ensure that recovery efforts are on track, develop 
        legislation to reform the contracting process, and 
        better prepare for future disasters. Those efforts 
        should be made in close consultation with residents of 
        affected areas. The budget resolution provides 
        additional 2007 funding for the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency, some of which may be used for this 
        purpose.

SEC. 505. SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY OF 
                    ENTITLEMENTS.

  (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
          (1) The aging of the United States population is 
        going to put unprecedented pressure on the Nation's 
        retirement and health care systems.
          (2) The long-term strength of social security would 
        be improved through a fiscally responsible policy of 
        reducing the deficit and paying down the debt that has 
        accumulated since 2001, thus reducing debt service 
        payments and freeing up billions of dollars that can be 
        dedicated to meeting social security's obligations.
          (3) A policy of reducing and eventually eliminating 
        the deficit and paying down the debt is a key factor in 
        improving the long-term strength of the economy as a 
        whole, because a lower debt burden frees up resources 
        for productive investments that will result in higher 
        economic growth, provide a higher standard of living 
        for future generations, and enhance the Nation's 
        ability to meet its commitments to its senior citizens.
          (4) The most significant factor affecting the 
        Nation's entitlement programs is the rapid increase in 
        health care costs. The projected increasing costs of 
        medicare and medicaid are not unique to these programs 
        but rather are part of a pattern of rising costs for 
        the health sector as a whole.
  (b) Sense of the House.--It is the sense of the House that 
the growing cost of entitlements should be addressed in a way 
that is fiscally responsible and promotes economic growth, that 
addresses the causes of cost growth in the broader health care 
system, and that protects beneficiaries without leaving a 
legacy of debt to future generations.

SEC. 506. SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING THE NEED TO MAINTAIN AND BUILD 
                    UPON EFFORTS TO FIGHT HUNGER.

  (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
          (1) More than 35 million individuals (12.4 million of 
        them children) are food insecure, uncertain of having, 
        or unable to acquire enough food. 10.8 million 
        Americans are hungry because of lack of food.
          (2) Despite the critical contributions of the 
        Department of Agriculture nutrition programs and 
        particularly the food stamp program that significantly 
        reduced payment error rates while increasing enrollment 
        to partially mitigate the impact of recent increases in 
        the poverty rate, significant need remains.
          (3) Nearly 25 million people, including nine million 
        children and three million seniors, sought emergency 
        food assistance from food pantries, soup kitchens, 
        shelters, and local charities last year.
  (b) Sense of the House.--It is the sense of the House that 
the Department of Agriculture programs that help fight hunger 
should be maintained and that the House should seize 
opportunities to enhance those programs to reach people in need 
and to fight hunger.

SEC. 507. SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING AFFORDABLE HEALTH COVERAGE.

  (a) Findings.--The House finds the following:
          (1) More than 46 million Americans, including nine 
        million children, lack health insurance. People without 
        health insurance are more likely to experience problems 
        getting medical care and to be hospitalized for 
        avoidable health problems.
          (2) Most Americans receive health coverage through 
        their employers. A major issue facing all employers is 
        the rising cost of health insurance. Small businesses, 
        which have generated most of the new jobs annually over 
        the last decade, have an especially difficult time 
        affording health coverage, due to higher administrative 
        costs and fewer people over whom to spread the risk of 
        catastrophic costs. Because it is especially costly for 
        small businesses to provide health coverage, their 
        employees make up a large proportion of the nation's 
        uninsured individuals.
  (b) Sense of the House.--It is the sense of the House that 
legislation consistent with the pay-as-you-go principle should 
be adopted that makes health insurance more affordable and 
accessible, with attention to the special needs of small 
businesses, and that lowers costs and improves the quality of 
health care by encouraging integration of health information 
technology tools into the practice of medicine, and promoting 
improvements in disease management and disease prevention.

SEC. 508. SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING EXTENSION OF THE STATUTORY PAY-
                    AS-YOU-GO RULE.

  It is the sense of the House that in order to reduce the 
deficit Congress should extend PAYGO in its original form in 
the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990.

SEC. 509. SENSE OF THE HOUSE ON LONG-TERM BUDGETING.

  It is the sense of Congress that the determination of the 
congressional budget for the United States Government and the 
President's budget request should include consideration of the 
Financial Report of the United States Government, especially 
its information regarding the Government's net operating cost, 
financial position, and long-term liabilities.

SEC. 510. SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING PAY PARITY.

  It is the sense of the House that rates of compensation for 
civilian employees of the United States should be adjusted at 
the same time, and in the same proportion, as are rates of 
compensation for members of the uniformed services.

SEC. 511. SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING WASTE, FRAUD, AND ABUSE.

  It is the sense of the House that all committees should 
examine programs within their jurisdiction to identify wasteful 
and fraudulent spending. To this end, section 301 of this 
resolution includes cap adjustments to provide appropriations 
for three programs that accounted for a significant share of 
improper payments reported by Federal agencies in 2006: Social 
Security Administration Continuing Disability Reviews, the 
Medicare/Medicaid Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program, 
and Unemployment Insurance. Section 301 also includes a cap 
adjustment for the Internal Revenue Services for tax compliance 
efforts to close the $300,000,000,000 tax gap. In addition, the 
resolution's deficit-neutral reserve funds require authorizing 
committees to cut lower priority and wasteful spending to 
accommodate new high-priority entitlement benefits. Finally, 
section 301 of the resolution directs all committees to review 
the performance of programs within their jurisdiction and 
report recommendations annually to the Committee on the Budget 
as part of the views and estimates process required by section 
301(d) of the Congressional Budget Act.

SEC. 512. SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILD SUPPORT 
                    ENFORCEMENT.

  It is the sense of the House that--
          (1) additional legislative action is needed to ensure 
        that States have the necessary resources to collect all 
        child support that is owed to families and to allow 
        them to pass 100 percent of support on to families 
        without financial penalty; and
          (2) when 100 percent of child support payments are 
        passed to the child, rather than administrative 
        expenses, program integrity is improved and child 
        support participation increases.

SEC. 513. SENSE OF THE HOUSE ON STATE VETERANS CEMETERIES.

  It is the sense of the House that the Federal Government 
should pay the plot allowance for the interment in a State 
veterans cemetery of any spouse or eligible child of a veteran, 
consistent with the pay-as-you-go principle.

                        TITLE VI--RECONCILIATION

SEC. 601. RECONCILIATION.

  (a) Instructions.--The House Committee on Education and Labor 
shall report changes in laws to reduce the deficit by 
$75,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2012.
  (b) Mandatory Savings.--Not later than September 10, 2007, 
the House Committee on Education and Labor shall submit its 
recommendations to the House of Representatives.
  (c) Submission of Revised Allocations.--Upon the submission 
to the House of a reconciliation bill or conference report 
thereon, that complies with this reconciliation instruction, 
the chairman of the Committee on the Budget may file with the 
House appropriately revised allocations and budgetary 
aggregates. Such revisions shall be considered to be the 
allocations and aggregates established by the concurrent 
resolution on the budget pursuant to section 301 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974.